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to Democrats leader Andrew Bartlett, this is "a disaster for democracy."
Which is true, if you define "democracy" as "being dicked
around by unpopular, legislation-blocking mutants."
commenting on the coalition's success in the senate election
oh where, is Richard Neville?
been two days since the election, and not a peep from him.
he flushed himself down the toilet.
I voted for
choice in my seat for the House of Reps was truly awful. I had to put
one of the Democrats as my second preference. Eeeuurcchh. Here's
how I marked my ballot paper:
Belinda Bariner (Lib)
2- Aaron Matthews (Dem)
3- Jim Arnold (Citizens Electoral Council)
4- Annette Ellis (Labor)
5- Sue Ellerman (Greens)
senate was a little more interesting:
Dave Edwards (Independent)
2- Gary Humphries (Lib)
3- Ian Morrison (Lib)
4- Tim Janes (Christian Democratic Party)
5- John Miller (Christian Democratic Party)
6- Kate Lundy (Labor)
7- David Smith (Labor)
8- Rachel Jacobs (Dem)
9- Peta Bourne (Dem)
10- Jeanette Jolly (Australian Progressive Alliance)
11- Ryan Deebank (Australian Progressive Alliance)
12- Roland Manderson (Greens)
13- Kerrie Tucker (Greens)
Edwards - 'The Squeedgeeman' - is a fellow who makes his living washing
car windows at traffic lights. He ran on a process of tax reform. Sounded
much better than any of the other morons on this ticket, so he got my
first choice. Sadly, he didn't win. At least that wretched commie bint
Kerrie Tucker failed to get a seat.
federal election reactions
Sydney Morning Herald whinger Alan Ramsey - who has spent most
of the year assuring everyone that Howard was fleeing in terror from the
mighty Latham juggernaut - has
blown a gasket over the election result:
on earth could we have put this scheming, mendacious little man and
his miserable claque back in office for another three years? Worse,
how could we have brought them to the very brink of absolute control
of the nation's entire parliamentary process and authority?
easily, as things turned out, to the cost of the rest of us and our
almost nine years this Government, incompetent in most everything except
mediocrity, debauched its word and the people's trust, along with voters'
gullibility, their ignorance, their taxes and, in the end, their greedy
chin up wanker. He's given you three more years of column material.
thought we had more brains, more self-respect. I was wrong in thinking
enough voters "just might" see through the confidence trickery
of John Howard, master illusionist and toad of a human being. I apologise
old fart really doesn't like people, does he?
the perpetually outraged weenies at The
Green Left Weekly are very, very cranky:
these elections, hundreds of thousands of people who disagreed strongly
with Howard’s pro-war, anti-social and anti-environment agenda
hoped that the job might be done through the ballot box on October 9.
They were disappointed.
electoral system is rigged in favour of the ruling corporate elite.
The ALP “opposition” was never a real opposition. It continues
to share the Coalition’s neoliberal, corporate-first ideology
and agenda. The real opposition over the next period will be made in
favour of the ruling corporate elite" - ie. the candidates people
actually want to vote for.
The Greenies are very upset we didn't pay them enough attention. One wonders
how badly the Greenies will suffer from Relevance Deficit Sydrome now
their influence in the senate has been obliterated.
just for fun
election feedback, but this time, from coalition voters in the letters
section of The Australian:
you please convey to Phillip Adams the sincere apologies of all those
voters who were so undeserving, ungrateful and stupid as to not take
any notice of him.
Ian M. Cook
Chapel Hill, Qld
news for Tasmanian forests, but there's always a silver lining; Phillip
Adams may have died from apoplexy.
it too much to expect that this time Phillip Adams will leave the country?
ministerial candidates who claim economic responsibility should not
go around hugging Gough Whitlam.
Sandra K. Eckersley
brief message for all your correspondents who have been swamping these
pages with anti-Howard smart-arse two-liners. Up yours.
an Australian media ever been so disconnected with the Australian people?
I suggest more Nescafe and less latte.
one great regret about the return of the Howard Government is that I
wasn't there to see the look on the faces of Alan Ramsey, Mike Carlton
and Phillip Adams. Mind you, I did enjoy Kerry O'Brien's obvious disappointment.
CANNOT think of anybody who assisted John Howard and the Liberal Party
in this election more than your columnist Phillip Adams. He has the
potential to keep them in power for years to come. The Liberals should
try to cultivate more of his ilk. Keep it up, Phillip.
brave, brave American woman offers
her support to her beseiged Australian comrades:
We in the US are very involved in the presidential campaign, and
working to get rid of Bush. But I wanted you to know that here in suburban
Washington, DC, some of us are thinking of you, and supporting you in
your efforts to get rid of Howard (elect Latham?). Someday I really
want to visit Australia, but I won't do so under a Howard regime. Have
always loved Australia, have always wanted to visit, and would have
in these 2001-2004 years, except for Howard. I don't even buy Australian
wine anymore, on principle. Supporting you from afar.
pillars of the Australian tourist industry are crumbling as we speak.
funniest damned news ticker you'll ever read.
And he's quite right:
despite her loopy politics, Senator Natasha Stott-Despoja was a babe
on Channel 9's election coverage.
my ineluctably-supplementary-mediated cock, you fuck
Derrida - the world's largest intellectual hairball - has
croaked at age 74.
had to read this cunt's unintelligble sludge during my university degree.
Some people found it very profound to read 25,000 pages of text, which
basically said the same fucking thing over and over: stuff doesn't
mean what it says.
I present you one of the introductory paragraphs from Speech
the one case 'to differ' signifies nonidentity; in the other case it
signifies the order of the same. Yet there must be a common,
although entirely differant (différante), root within the sphere
that relates the two movements of differing to one another. We provisionally
give the name differance to this sameness which is
not identical: by the silent writing of its a, it
has the desired advantage of referring to differing, both as
spacing/temporalizing and as the movement that structures every dissociation.
yeah. Hey, how about an excerpt from his essay on Rousseau? This is actually
one of his more coherent paragraphs:
produce this signifying structure obviously cannot consist of reproducing,
by the effaced and respectful doubling of commentary, the conscious,
voluntary, intentional relationship that the writer institutes in his
exchanges with the history to which he belongs thanks to the element
of language. This moment of doubling commentary should no doubt have
its place in a critical reading. To recognise and respect all its classical
exigencies is not easy and requires all the instruments of traditional
criticism. Without this recognition and this respect, critical production
would risk developing in any direction at all and authorise itself to
say almost anything. But this indispensable guardrail has always only
protected, it has never opened, a reading.
on and on he went for forty bloody years. Fucking French piece-of-shit-writing-maggot.
leave his wretched intellectual legacy for others
to review. I just want the months of my life I spent reading the pretentious
asshole to be given back to me.
hope Jacques Derrida is getting buttfucked by elephants in hell right
now. I want professors who teach this shit to have their testicles eaten
by the Ebola virus. I want cultural theorists who quote him cleaning toilets
death is too small a punishment for his sins.
those of us in Canberra get to vote again this weekend. Thankfully in
this election I've got decent candidiates to vote for: the Liberal
if you were running for office they'd vote for you.