Saturday, April 30, 2016
I'm glad it's going to be a long campaign
I can't credit this but thanks for the clarification.
I've always voted for the same party in the lower House but gave more thought to the Senate until I read an article written by Antony Green on how preferences are allocated. But after much laughter about the Indies elected last time, most have done the hard yards and now come across as a lot brighter than originally thought. The same can't be said about some of the major party Senators.
So for the first time I'm damned if I know who to vote for in this election. What a motley mouldy bastard bunch of self serving bludgers - both parties. And the Greens made a deal with the LNP, street cred zero.
Yes, I am concerned with asylum seekers, yes, I know all the arguments about people smugglers but count up the amount of money used every day to keep these people in detention and don't tell me that it couldn't have been used in wiping out people smugglers in the first place. And don't tell me that that amount couldn't have processed all asylum seekers in a short period of time instead of making them so desperate that they took a chance on being killed to get to safety in this country. And surely we have enough hell holes in Australia if we need to lock them up.
And then we have all the other rorts going on. I won't miss Bronwyn but I will bring her up every time a government minister calls pensioners hangers on or bludgers. And big Clive, will I live long enough to see him in court for theft and fraud? And thank you L and LNP ministers for environment for not having the guts to stand up and say no thanks to miners, we'd rather keep the Great Barrier Reef to look at and frack off from the best farmland for food production. Do any of our electeds have a spine or a bullshit detector to keep them out of the muck they're making for us?
And I must make mention of the Australian Christian Lobby. Keep your noses out of Parliament and look to your own places of worship and money making. Whatever your religion, Parliament is secular and if elected park your belief system in the House car park and pick it up after the session is finished. Since most of your outdated religious beliefs have a greater impact on women than men, keep it to yourself. Once elected you are supposed to represent the people who put you in the seat regardless of how they worship or not worship. Since some/all of you still insist that your views must be taken into consideration when in debate then a large denominational button should be pinned to your chest, it'll make it easier to know if the views are yours or coming from a higher power.
Bored now? Probably this is as much junk as you will get in a session of Parliament and about as brilliant but I'm still in the same predicament about voting and after PUP last time round, I wouldn't even vote for a drover's dog.