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October 2004...... 11.40pm
Peter Garrett seemed to
be choking back rage in the TV interviews. Apparently we'll all be sorry
that we didn't "think about the deeper issues". He mentioned
his irritation that the voters hadn't listened to the edicts of the "43
Amused by the comments from Labor campaign hacks that Latham had "won
the campaign but lost the election". Would have loved to see the
results of Latham losing the campaign.
Ray looked suicidal. Bob
McMullan did too, but he always looks like that.
On the ABC's coverage, Nick
Minchin was desperately trying to stifle the world's biggest shit-eating
grin the entire night.
Anyone else see the interview with Bob
Katter? He was drunk off his ass.
Latham himself - the fat, glass-jawed wussy - looked close to tears during
his speech. Fucking wanker. Now sod off back to Western Sydney and fuck
up their local government again.
on that note, I leave you with my favourite photo from election night
last night's crushing coalition victory in the federal election, I had
a great deal of fun observing the reactions of those on the losing side.
needless to say, are not taking it well:
Well...I've Been Proven Right Again....The Australian Public Are Fucking
just slightly silly...but totally retarded! Not only have they returned
Howard to power, but they have increased his majority and possibly given
control of the senate...almost total power! He's not just Jackboot Johnny
anymore....he's SUPER Jackboot!!! Ignorance, greed and cowardice has
the day. Australia has shot itself in the foot, hoping it will improve
tap dancing! We are going to pay a very, very, very severe and terrible
price for that stupidity! The consequences of this election will be
anything the gutless voting public can ever imagine. In two years this
country will be totally unrecognisable....and I'm going to be laughing
ass off as the wheels fall off and we crash and burn. This country deserves
every single second of the pain and suffering it is going to reap soon.
wisdom was brought to you by "Clayton"
at aus.politics. It displays the same po-faced miserablism and contempt
for the public that typifies the left.
of the commenters at Chris Shiels' blog seem to be internally hemorrhaging:
average Australian voter, with little interest in the complexities of
the real world, the world beyond their familiar boundaries, and with
an instinctive desire to trust their leaders, will readily believe the
message that comes from on high, via the mass media. They have no reason
to look behind the headlines of the day. If the media play the same
theme day after day, the masses will accept it as fact, even in the
absence of evidence. Just as they believed the lies about WMD or children
overboard. While it should be the job of the media to scrutinize and
expose govt rhetoric, these days the media is the mouth piece of the
plutocracy, and their job is to market the agenda of the ruling elite.
more of the deluded arrogance only the left can produce: the public are
brainless, greedy bastards, unable to make rational choices (ie. voting
Labor, Dem or Green).
commenter doesn't seem as much arrogant as insane:
very important has happened here - Latho has actually won. I say this
because despite the absolutely incredible spending spree by Ratty &
co, the negative ads, the overwhelmingly pro Howard media, the unprecedented
scare campaign AND having been in the job 9 months - the ALP has not
been decimated. Its held its primary vote and had a small swing toward
it. While this is not a true victory, 48% of the people still dont support
Howard. This is a very solid foundation on which to start building.
May they have many more such victories. Hey, here's a real sqealer:
not surprised so many of us here feel utterly devestated by this result.
For someone with a conscience and an informed perspective on the world,
it is really difficult to understand how so many people can endorse
a lying, cowardly, warmongering bunch of rightwing bigots like this
Howard govt. I know the RWDB's can't understand our perspective, they
simply don't won't to face the fact that Howard is a lying, conniving,
self-interested manipulator, I guess they can identify with that sort
of personality and so they think it's quite acceptable, but you can
tell by their ultra-sensitivity to criticism, that deep down, they know
they are really pathetic, shallow minions, clinging to the apron strings
of the rich and powerful.
fetch some pre-moistened towelettes. He continues...
really gets up the noses of these RWDB's is the fact that, even though
they can bribe and hoodwink enough voters to win govt, they cannot corrupt
the values or break the will of the progressive forces in this country.
I here them urging us to admit we're wrong and fall in line behind the
small-minded, self-interested agenda of big business and the ruling
elite. But they're wasting their breath, we're not about to sacrifice
the principles we cherish, we won't be bullied or bribed, no way.
don't need to be bullied or bribed, you've been beaten.
Sydney, they're not taking it too well either:
very sad indictment on the average Australian..... too stupid to realise
they are being lied to constantly, or just dont care.
part of the Australian brain was either: oversized and diseased, or
not used today?
first concern before anyone is Mamdouh Habib abd David Hicks. As for
depressed people, the real people who need psycho-brain therapy is the
Australian public who forgot justice and humanity and voted to defend
unrealistic fear of insecurity
a pro-Howard commenter complained about his posts being deleted, he got
this reponse from the moderator:
and post your crap for somewhere else. You can call it censorship or
bias or whatever I don't really care. Your post is highly provocative
considering the feelings of others expressed thus far in this thread.
More than your post will be wiped if you persist. This is the doctrine
of the new Australia under Howard - social injustice and inequality.
Doesn't feel nice does it?
is turning into a nation of predominately conservative right wing racist
rednecks. (Strong words yes but look at Howard's social policies over
the years and try and convince me otherwise - anti-Asian, anti-Aboriginal,
anti-refugee, pro-war, pro-monarchy, pro-Christian & white, dishonest,
war & fear monger - and yet people vote for him.)
the old equation...
victory = australians are progressive, enlightened, informed and generous
coalition victory = australians are racist, greedy and ignorant
Margot Kingston's take on things too:
truth is that Australians feel so insecure, due to their high general
debts and crippling mortgages, that they cannot tolerate any perceived
risk. They are so focused on staying in front of the mortgage that they
turn their faces away from Iraq and its consequences for Australia.
June last year I wrote Howard's roads to absolute power. He took a giant
step towards achieving that goal tonight. The minority of us who believe
in egalitarianism, care for our environment, a strong democracy celebrating
dissent and an independent Australia on the world stage must take stock.
must join forces across the political divide to make a difference. We
must create and nurture alternative media, and we must venture out of
our enclaves to reach out to fellow Australians across the political
spectrum and find quality candidates prepared to stand for public office
with our committed support.
then informs us that she's starting this life-or-death fight by taking
a month-long holiday. You warrior-girl, you!
who better to finish this post with than the raving nutters at the Sydney
Morning Herald's Your
disgusted. Shame Australia SHAME. To think that Howard earned your vote
after he mislead us all on Tampa, Iraq and most importantly INTEREST
RATES, is beyond belief.
election results marks an END to honesty, accountability and above all
a fair dinkum 'fair go' attitude that our nation was proudly built on.
by: Hanan Hammoud
is just plain sad and scary. This country is ill. A virus has infected
it more than ever before. The Australian people have voted, but not
all of them for Howard. Just because he wins does not mean that those
who didn't vote for him should fall into line with the rest of the herd
and accept his policies. We're in for a rough three years. Sorry if
this is somewhat vague. It's completely perplexing.
by: Dave Pulson
people vote, and the guy with the most votes wins. Very, very perplexing.
back to the hysterics:
am speechless with anger at my fellow Australians for re-electing this
warmongering, lying gnome who - whenever confronted with the need to
make a decision - has always chosen the most 'conservative' and unimaginative
path to anything.
is a miserable mediocrity, the worst prime minister this country has
had in my lifetime, and the fact you out there - not me - have re-elected
him is possibly the most extreme indictment of the spirit, intelligence
and heart of the so-called "Australian people" that there
could ever be.
we turn down the opportunity for a republic, and opt to keep that anachronistic
dysfunctional "Windsor" family as our "monarchs",
and now we re-elect a man who went to war just because George Bush told
him to. And we don't even care that he lied, or shifts the blame onto
others and then says he was never told.
by: Lachlan Colquhoun
here's some charming well-wishes for the Australian public:
the subject of this travesty that occurred last night, I felt like lashing
out with some vitriol at the blinkered individuals that caused it. I
thought of proposing that Labor run dead in the senate. I thought they
should argue the points against any unfair legislation but vote with
the government on everything they put up. This I thought would have
shown those selfish individuals that voted for the coalition but are
never going to benefit form their largesse, how foolish they were yesterday.
will never benefit from the coalition's largesse because they do not
belong top the top 5% the coalition is governing for.
justice would have it, they might have just done it to themselves. They
might have just handed full control of parliament to these neo-conservative,
quasi-christian crusaders that want to establish the new world order
they have dreamt of.
afraid that with a locked up media, it'll take more than a decade to
overcome what occurred on Saturday, October 9, 2004.
that look beyond our back fence, are going to suffer having to stand
by and watch the dishonesty and abuse of power that we have been observing
in the past half decade or more. Now however, if the Senate also falls,
those that have been blind to it all, will also suffer.
will suffer the results of their own ignorance.
is justice after all!
Posted by: Rubens Camejo
am deeply disappointed at yesterday's result, and have disquiet at how
this reflects the motives of many Australians. I'm alternating between
anger and a determination to keep motivated and interested in national
affairs, and then to a feeling of "what the hell" and to just
not caring about our image overseas, fairness for all, the Tassie forests
(while they remain), the environment, and all the other issues I hold
dear to heart.
mean, what's the point in caring anymore? Obviously many of my fellow
countrymen can't see beyond their hip pocket, and if we're selling our
souls for short term gain, then maybe I'll just close my eyes and join
in (maybe this really is The Matrix!).
by: Frank Alvaro
is it with lefties
and The Matrix?
twenty years old; this was my first federal election. I've never felt
so devastated or afraid for Australia’s future. John Howard has
been given free rein to destroy our democracy: his control will now
extend to the Senate and the media, which are supposed to protect us
from abuses of executive power.
by: Adele O'Hare
leftist meme: conservatives winning an election = death of democracy
a dork who is feeling great shame that we are becoming just like those
feel ashamed to be called an Australian today. To have a Prime Minister
and party as divisive and cruel as they are running this great country
says a lot about where we are going.
are not different to the Americans now in that we only care about whats
in it for me. Greed ,greed and then more greed. If only people could
give a shit about all the other people who are hurting through Howard's
agenda then we could or should be better off. But sadly that will not
now is rampant in the workforce, people are in more debt now than ever,
although they think they are better off. We send other people's sons
and daughters off to a war based on lies and deceit. Howard passes the
ball when ever he gets caught out lying.
do most people care? No, just keep my pocket lined with a low interest
rate. It was a big lie that sucked in more people than i would give
credit for. We should be known as the lucky country, not the stupid
a real tatse of the future and what Howard and his cronies want? Jump
on a plane to America where crime is rampant, prisons are over flowing
, homelessness is higher than any other country, people work for wages
as low as 4 dollars an hour, no free hospitals, no free education. The
rich live behind security walls to keep us rabble out.
man was put there as a mistake and will be remembered in years to come
as the head of state who lied his way to the top and lied to keep himself
there at the expense of ordinary Australians who are too ignorant and
selfish to have any morals.
have made your bed Australia.
by: Steve Best
is an illusion! This election confirms it. What we need to transition
to is a unified nation without state governments, one where national
bodies for the various legislative requirments are set up based around
local concerns - all reporting to the one national head. These national
heads would then be elected based on their experience and qualifications.
by: Jason Doherty
can accept that the Australian people elected Howard regime for the
4th term in the Lower House. But to give Howard regime the control of
the Senate as well? This I cannot fathom. I thought the Australian voters
were intelligent people. I was wrong. It was like giving Dracula the
control of the Blood Bank.
by: P Tjhai
is fascinating to me. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets
to protest against the war – yet they appear to have voted for
Howard. I don’t understand how this happened.
by: Raph Kennedy
victory for selfishness, greed, short-sightedness, ignorance, fear,
and a fundamental lack of compassion for others. My friends and I sat
in disbelief last night - a bunch of mid-to-late 20 somethings, a few
post 30s - and none of use can understand who *votes* for these people.
failed us and all who think as we do yesterday: we have no representation
in our federal parliament whatsoever.
no fan of Labor. But I am ashamed to be Australian when that means immorality,
lies and deceit has become a rewardable political strategy in this country.
up desperate children; aggressively invade a foreign country against
international law; curtail government support for education, health,
the environment - and evidently the majority of Australia's population
will love you for it.
by: justin wood
found this one particularly amusing:
a night like that, we might well ask, where is our Mandela?
triumph of greed over good, and of racism over reason.
say that a country gets the government it deserves.
you got what you deserve, you bronz'D brave sons of the Southern Cross.
you complacent, SUV driving, mortage-belt Christians.
on the interest rate rises, John.
by: Coco Fuentes
to you too. maybe we can get Winnie over here to murder some of our children.
an individuals right to vote is no good if people are not informed enough
to make the right descision. Yesterdays poll indicated they are not.
by: Jonathon Yates
night confirmed what so many people have suspected for some time now.
Australia is the dumbest nation on Earth.
really can't believe the stupidity and short sightedness of the Australian
people. But I guess it is true, we get the government we deserve. We
are a small minded, pathetic people, ruled by fear and self interest
and so it should be we elect a government of the same.
by: Carl Baker
the inevitable Nazi Germany comparison:
I think we are a minority and for the first time in my life I think
I understand how the German public turned a blind eye to what the Nazi
party was doing in Germany & Europe in the '40's.
repeats and usually we live to regret it.
by: Jan Trethewey
Sorry, but I'm getting immense sadistic joy from this. I hope you are
October 2004..... 2.10am
media and celebrities demand veto powers over future election results
the fourth election in a row, Australians were told by their betters that
they should feel terrible about themselves.
again, the Australian public refused to comply.
result is a catastrophe for Labor. The Coalition - abused and pilloried
by the media and culturati for the last four years - have increased
lied! Troops out of Iraq! The rich are getter richer, the poor are getting
poorer!, Blah Blah Blah!!"
much for Latham the saviour being in touch with the common man. So much
for the great uprising of people punishing Howard for the Iraq war and
"making us a terrorist target".
is a shattering defeat for the left in this country, and we can expect
much abuse of the wretched, greedy, racist, selfish, ignorant, stupid
proliteriat from the usual grab-bag of lefty commentators, self-appointed
human rights activists and other assorted wankers who simply cannot understand
why the general public just won't do what they're told.
on this subject in the morning whenever I wake up.