Archive for November, 2007

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Yes!

November 25, 2007

The speculation on what Rudd will do in his first term can wait for a few days.

For the moment, let’s just revel in the fact that Howard is gone. He is a spent force in Australian politics, as are the whole conservative bunch of jerks that have led this country for the last 11 and a half years.  He not only got smashed with a massive swing against the government, but he lost his own seat.

A fitting end to a PM that made this country more mean-spirited, more selfish, more un-sympathetic towards their fellow humans and planted fear and loathing in the hearts of well-meaning Australians for too long.

I am one of the many Australians who never liked, respected or trusted the man who has fundamentally changed this country for the worse over the last decade. I am also one of the many Australians who are rejoicing at the end of a dark chapter in our history and am at the very least somewhat hopeful for the years to come.

Many conservative pundits are already trying to put a damper on Rudd’s victory saying that progressives will be disappointed with him. It may be the case that some of the things that Rudd does (or does not do) may disappoint us in the years to come. However, for the moment, I shall indulge in gloating at every conservative arsehole in Australia. Suck shit. Your man is gone. Your time has come and Labor is back in power. Go fuck yourselves you conservative prats. You’re out – you’re gone and after your sweet victory in 2004, you’ve fallen a long way. Ha-fucking-ha!

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Looking damn good

November 24, 2007

It’s Saturday night. It’s 9:34pm and it’s looking like John Howard has lost this election and Kevin Rudd is our next Prime Minister! I’m not calling it yet, but we’re almost there!

I’m drunk, I’m happy and I’m almost orgasmic! Woo-fucking-hoo!

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Now we play the waiting game

November 23, 2007

So, we wait for the news bundles of Friday night and Saturday morning…

And now we play the waiting game…

Ah, waiting game sucks! Let’s play Hungry Hungry Hippos!

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One day left

November 23, 2007

‘Tis the day before election

and all through the nation

every creature’s shit-stirring

on our deliberation

Will we finally decide

to flush a festering turd

and trade the fucker in

for a bookish new nerd?

Or will we keep the turd

much to my dismay

and send the bookish one

along his merry way?

Howard is a cunt

No doubt about that

we should give him the punt

and claim our country back!

Here’s hoping that 30 hours from now, we can give the big V for victory sign and welcome the chance to reclaim this beautiful country of ours!

Here’s to a Labor victory in the House of Reps and the Greens balance of power in the Senate. Vote with your hearts friends!

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One week to go

November 17, 2007

Well, there is only one week left until the election. All the polls continue to show that Labor has a commanding lead. Even though I despise gambling, the betting markets tend to get elections right. I’ve noticed that the price for the Coalition has blown out by almost a dollar in the last 24 hours. Centrebet has Labor paying $1.20 for a win and the Coalition $4.20 for a win. Howard had another rough week with Tony Abbott slipping up again admitting that WorkChoices has taken away certain protections. On top of this, an Auditor General’s report released this week showed that the Coalition has given funding grants without approval for projects in regional and marginal Coalition seats. Talk about arrogant and out of touch.

With all this in mind, I’m still refusing to call this election for Labor. I refuse to get my hopes up. Many people are dancing around like the downfall of HoWARd has already happened. I’m not that sure. I remain cautiously optimistic, but nothing more. In 7 and a half days, we’ll know.

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Worse ways to spend a Sunday

November 11, 2007

Ah, yes. I’m one of the few people who actually like living in Canberra. Spent most of the morning and the early afternoon soaking up the sunlight on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin re-reading some Roman history. The summary of my Sunday can be seen below:

Not a bad way to spend a Sunday…