How do you feel today? 5

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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Quatermass » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:07 am

Angry, depressed, filled with fear and loathing on the campaign trail 2013. I've had it up to here with campaign ads and coverage with Abbott the Maggot, Ruddamn, and Piggy Palmer all in the [EFF!]ing airwaves. I joked last time this happen that I have 'election issues', so to speak. I can't joke now. The only solution I have to this is to mute the political ads whenever they come on, because they are driving me mental! AND THAT'S A SHORT [EFF!]ING TRIP!!!
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:21 am

Bit of an election going on in Oz, then?

I read today that one of the candidates has stated that Murdoch's soon to be ex-wife is actually a Chinese spy.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:22 am

Oh look at Daniel all grow'd up.

Pity his father can't afford shoes for his children!
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Quatermass » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:52 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Bit of an election going on in Oz, then?


A bit.

Bouncy Castle wrote:I read today that one of the candidates has stated that Murdoch's soon to be ex-wife is actually a Chinese spy.


Piggy Palmer? Yeah. He's a millionaire who thinks he would make a good politician, but he, probably more than any other, epitomises self-interest rather than public interest.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Catch-up » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:11 pm

Awww Chilli! They look fabulous. :D
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby chillicamper » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:14 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Oh look at Daniel all grow'd up.

Pity his father can't afford shoes for his children!


after spending out about 200 quid on the uniform, I can't afford to buy shoes! ;) :lol:
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Sister Jennifer » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:22 pm

Your kids look gorgeous Chilli.

What election is this, Q?

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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Quatermass » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:27 pm

Sister Jennifer wrote:What election is this, Q?

Hahahaha!


Oh, I do hope that you're joking. Because I HAAAAATE this election.

How many ways do I hate the election? Let me make a list.

1. Democracy is merely a semi-refined version of mob rule (think about that carefully, and see if it doesn't scare you), and not a very refined version either. The galling thing is, it's probably the most workable political system.

2. The party leaders, for the most part, are a collection of self-interested attention whores, at best.

3. For me, my vote appears to have little meaning, partly because the electorate I live in is a diehard stronghold of a party I don't like. I was tempted to donkey vote as a matter of protest, but have decided against it. But I still feel like my vote, despite the propaganda of the AEC, has less worth than a dog turd trodden into the footpath by thousands of shoes.

4. Most of this process seems to boil down to voting for the lesser of multiple evils.

5. There seem to be a plethora of right-wing parties (Palmer's United Party, One Nation, Family First, Bob Katter's Australia Party, the Coalition, and those are just the noteworthy ones), but only two left wing parties of any note. Not much in the way of choice, is there?

In short, it's what Malcolm Tucker likes to call an omnishambles. It's a [EFF!]ing chaotic mess that only serves to brutalise the small shreds of faith I have left in humanity, like so many other things.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby hnorwood » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:45 am

Quatermass wrote:I have 'election issues', so to speak.



Have you tried "Viagla" ?
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Quatermass » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:34 am

hnorwood wrote:
Quatermass wrote:I have 'election issues', so to speak.



Have you tried "Viagla" ?
:shock:


Classy. :roll:

Funnily enough, someone had the same sense of humour with the signmakers for the Independents. Someone put 'Electoral Dysfunction? Vote for Independents'. :lol:
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby michelanCello » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:09 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:You got any Big Red left, Mici? :mrgreen:

Sure, sure, being very caryful :D
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby raptornx01 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:54 pm

Those 5 points sound so very familiar.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Quatermass » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:12 pm

raptornx01 wrote:Those 5 points sound so very familiar.


How so?
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby raptornx01 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:01 pm

Because you pretty much described what its like to go through elections here.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Quatermass » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:10 pm

raptornx01 wrote:Because you pretty much described what its like to go through elections here.


Ah. Yes, indeed, except we have more parties.
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