I did a post on this a while ago.
There is probably some good tips there.
There is probably some good tips there.
Thats actually a pretty good take on the parties. Libs have a "born to rule" attitude, and will do anything to be in office. Big ideas come from Labor, unfortunately they dont all work.
spark wrote:Once you get to government then you start working out detailed policy with the extended resources you get from government. On the other hand, the ALP has always been more conducive, IMO, to ideas, so they tend to front up with big ideas to get elected to government, then try to implement them from there.
I think his money is pretty safe.
DrunkFace wrote:Enough with the circle jerk.
A Centrebet spokesman said tonight that a client has bet $30,000 on the NSW Coalition... the bet would gain only $450 if the coalition wins
Pretty shameful stuff. Bob Brown felt so bad about all the shitty slogans that he even said sorry to the PM. Of course he had nothing to do with it.
Ty wrote:Nice anti carbon tax protest today. "Ditch the Bitch". Class.
Do you think Abbott will apologise?? He specialises in scare campaigns and right wing bullshit, so I wont hold my breathe.
Bob Brown wrote:I am appalled by the photos of the Leader of the Opposition and his colleagues speaking in front of Parliament House today in front of some most offensive banners," Senator Brown's letter said.
I know that you have broad shoulders. However, from my own experience, I also know that such calumny, apparently endorsed by hundreds of other people present, can be deeply hurtful.
I hope Mr Abbott apologises. However, if not, I extend to you a heartfelt apology on behalf of the many people in Australia who think differently
This would have been true up till about 3 months ago. Anna Bligh has had a large surge in popularity due to her work in the floods. For all the bad things Qld labor has done, Bligh did this very well. Her approval went up to around 60% on the back of it.
Ty wrote:The Qld Coalition was in a good position to win simply by staying the course and presenting a strong campaign. I'll agree that they didn't exactly have a strong leadership in Langbroek and Springborg but outright replacing them with an outright mess of a leadership seems like side-stepping a pothole only to step off a cliff.
Thats right . Despite the items you mentioned above, never being able to do what you want, never going outside, slowly rotting in a place you hate, is much worse than the quick, kind death.
lowing wrote:so, someone kills your little girl, and all you want for them is a private room, 3 square meals a day a gym and a library for life? You don't want them to die for killing your child?
I completely agree.
shocking wrote:Life behind bars is imo the most cruel thing you could do to an individual. Rather just kill them already instead of letting them wait 70 years till death. It's essentially a death penalty but somehow people have the illusion that it's "better".
What specifically are you referring to. I assume the carbon tax thing at the moment. They could have done this better. More details would have got them out of a lot of shit. I think they may have thought that bringing it up while abbott was looking stupid, and while New Zealand was going through the earthquake may have made it a smaller target. That was not the case though.
Spark wrote:My word. I'm just realising just now just how badly the government is cocking up in terms of marketing/selling its message in a politically sensible way. The number of mistakes and "that's the opposite of how you should have presented it" things are massive.
All I am saying is that if some one interfered with a member of my family, I would want them to be punished. I am personally anti death penalty, but think that a life behind bars subject to the evil nature of other prisoners may be what they deserve.
Shocking wrote:Where's the logic in that? When they're dead you're done with it. I really can't be bothered in financing revenge.
Burwhale wrote:Wouldnt you think that a quick death was too good for these people, while a long miserable life being butt shagged by a guy called "Bubba" in the prison showers every week was a more fitting sentence?
Death is the easy way out.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011 … 149178.htm
ABC news wrote:Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has refused to say if he would repeal the Government's carbon tax legislation if it was implemented before the next election.
Speaking on talkback radio Mr Abbott avoided the question several times before telling host Chris Smith he could not say anything until he had spoken with his shadow cabinet.
But it makes sense that increased heat leads to increased evaporation. Which leads to increased precipitation. In winter this means more snow.
11 Bravo wrote:yes and the snow aint due to global co2 cooling warming or whatever bs
AussieReaper wrote:You know the difference between weather and climate, don't you spark?
I am not implying anything, just merely pointing peoples attention to an article I found interesting. It would be impossible to predict the future of course. Having said that wherever theres a despot in charge of an unhappy population, massive revolution would be on the cards somewhere.
dayarath wrote:Lol, seriously, are you implying they could've foreseen this revolution wave in 2003?
Crikey.com wrote:The Libyan revolution makes it clear that the Iraqi people could have, and almost certainly would have, stood up to Saddam in this current wave of uprisings
OK Macbeth. Did I say anywhere that I wanted him to make up a one liner?? No, he had 3 hrs that day, not to mention the 3 months previous to this that the Liberal party blocked channel 7 getting this footage. I wouldnt expect a one liner, I expect him to come up with something better than nodding in rage for 25 seconds. Even if he said " yep this was my fault and I stuffed up" it would get respect from me. What he did was insufficient and kinda weird.
Macbeth wrote:So you are upset he didn't spew some empty one liner or half assed excuse? And you think he doesn't deserve to get the top spot because he can't think of stupid sound bytes quickly?
Seems like you're just trying to find a reason to be upset especially sinceFor what its worth, I cant stand the guy
This may not be as straight forwards as it seems. Tony Abbott says it was taken out of context, and I think he may be right. Is this a case of the media beating up an unfortunate event, or a massive error by the opposition leader?
Brisbane Times wrote:Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney was shot dead in a major contact with Taliban insurgents in August last year.
The Seven Network broadcast footage of Mr Abbott in October discussing the incident with US commander James Creighton.
Mr Abbott, in Tarin Kowt, is seen saying: "It's pretty obvious that, well, sometimes shit happens, doesn't it."
He is very modest about the whole thing, and wants the award to go to his whole unit.
The Age wrote:The VC citation states the unit was immediately pinned down by machine gun and rocket propelled grenade fire from elevated Taliban positions, and two soldiers were wounded.
Under covering fire, Cpl Roberts-Smith and his patrol manoeuvred to within 70 metres of three Taliban machine guns in a fortified position south of the village.
The patrol commenced an attack on the position but after getting within 40 metres were prevented from going further by heavy and sustained fire.
As Cpl Roberts-Smith headed toward a small building that provided some cover, he saw an insurgent ready to engage his patrol so instantly shot him dead at point-blank range.
He then showed his own position to the insurgent machine gunners to draw fire away from his patrol, enabling his patrol commander to throw a grenade and silence one of the guns.
"Seizing the advantage, and demonstrating extreme devotion to duty and the most conspicuous gallantry, Corporal Roberts-Smith, with a total disregard for his own safety, stormed the enemy position, killing the two remaining machine gunners," the citation reads.
Cpl Roberts-Smith went on to attack other positions and he and another patrol member killed more insurgents as his troop, no longer pinned down, cleared the village of Taliban.
This is sorta true, but the when the Greens agree to put labor second on their how to vote cards, it may as well be preferencing. Most green voters know their candidate wont get in , but vote labor over lib.
Drunkface wrote:There are no party preferences in the house of reps...
Really? Who kicked out Wilson Tuckey then??
Drunkface wrote:Big difference being Liberal/National don't compete for the same seats, Labor/Greens do.