"Begin at the beginning,and go on till you come to the end: then stop." (Lewis Carroll, 1832-1896)

Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked."Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat."I don't know," Alice answered."Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

"So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation. "Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

"All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. "Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!"

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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Sanity Prevails In My State

Just a small aside on local politics : ~

Today there was a small drop of sanity in the world. The state election was held. The incumbent Labor government was returned for an historic fourth term. The Labor Party is predicted to hold 60 seats in the 89 seat Parliament thus attaining a clear majority.

The expected seats are as follows: ~

  • Labor Party - 60 seats
  • Liberal Party (conservative coalition with the Nationals) - 8 seats
  • National Party (conservative coalition with the Liberals) - 16 seats
  • The Greens - 0 seats (unfortunately)
  • Family First (conservative party whose preferences go to the conservative parties) - 0 seats.

The Overall Result is: ~

Sane party = 60 seats

Conservative nutjobs = 24 seats

Conservative religious nutbag party = 0 seats

It is a great day for the non-conservatives. :)



Anonymous ted said...

Nice one. Cop that Johnny! A big "Well Done", with capitals and all...:)

I liked your breakdown catagories. I'm surprised at the Greens result though, I hope we can do a little better than that down here soon...

It'll be a bot lop-sided though. Do they have enough seats on one side?

10/9/06 1:03 am  
Anonymous Queenie said...

At least the "Conservative religious nutbag party" had to take their streamers, holy pictures and autographed copies of Torquemada's "Rules for Repression", back to the little hole they inhabit with their dreams of the 1950s (and the 1450s)

10/9/06 10:46 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE queenie:

I couldn't have expressed it better myself :)

10/9/06 10:52 am  
Blogger Roya said...

I followed the election on the ABC news radio. Although I'm happy with the results, I'm concerned with the 2% swing towards the FF (Faith First). It is the highest shift in the election toward any party.

10/9/06 1:23 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE roya: Yes, I agree, the swing towards the FF is something to be watched.

In Queensland, the FF is trying to be the answer to the failed One Nation Party under Pauline Hanson, which started like a bullet and fizzled out like a firecracker.

I hope FF goes the same way.

10/9/06 3:20 pm  
Anonymous Cod666 said...

You guys are lucky! In the UK, we have both Labour and the Conservative pandering to the religious right. The only option I have, is to vote the green party, or the monster raving loony party!

10/9/06 11:49 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE cod:

There is a bit of that happening here too. I am hoping that australians don't confuse their personal faith/religion, with politicians who want to use their faith for political gain.

11/9/06 6:01 am  
Blogger L>T said...

it's interesting how your politics mirrors ours in a way.
our green party is similar to yours(it has about as much influence)& you have to fight off the religious nut-bags, too.

Also, i see by cod666 comment that the U.K. government is being inundated with
christian wackos also.

What is this world coming to???

11/9/06 7:50 am  
Anonymous Simon said...

Hurray!! Congratulations Queensland from all us lefties in Canada. Every progressive victory keeps another candle burning in our dark neocon world. Now please try to inspire the rest of your beautiful country to get rid of Howard the quacking yankee duck. BTW I'm not at all concerned to see the Family Fruitcakes jump in the polls to an astonishing two per cent. All I can say about that is...Crikey! With those kind of numbers one croc, or a mean sting ray, could probably take care of them all...

11/9/06 8:16 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE simon: Unfortunately, this was only a state election, but I hope that this will translate federally.

11/9/06 9:05 am  

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