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Old 11-23-2007, 10:25 PM   #21
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When is it over please? The counting of the Eastern States votes has usually begun (and broadcast) before I've voted over here in the federal electorate of Moore (this time I'm in Moore, I move house a fair bit according to the electoral commission). This year I voted early as its important that I make it to the local Indian restaurant in time.

When will we have an inclining as to whos won? Or do I just go to the concert, come home, go to bed, and wake up to a dickhead in power.
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When will we have an inclining as to whos won? Or do I just go to the concert, come home, go to bed, and wake up to a dickhead in power.
Apparently we should know by 11pm Eastern Can't wait for it to be over!

I voted Labor. Our sitting Liberal member (seat of Paterson) has been campaigning desperately, from what i've seen i'd be suprised if he keeps his seat.

The thought of Costello leading Australia (that's if no-one challenges him for the leadership and why should he be PM without facing the public?). I'm over Howard. Being 18, he's the only PM I can really remember and i've had enough of him.
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Counting starts as soon as the polls close in each timezone, and going on past experience, these federal elections don't ever seem to be that close actually - speaking purely in numbers of seats in each column.

Antony Green on the ABC is nearly always voicing a pretty definite assessment by not much after 7pm sometimes. So, that's not the official result but it's a damn good guide.
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Also, I do hope shitloads of people preference Fundies First DEAD LAST. We don't need those wackos winning another Senate seat and possibly even achieving the balance of power. Considering their one Senator is from Victoria, I'm kind of worried about what this state will do. For goodness' sakes, people, before voting above the line, check out the party's preference flows and make sure it doesn't go straight to idiots! I haven't checked all parties in all states, but I was surprised how bad the Democrats preference flow tickets were in VIC and QLD. When I showed them to a couple of friends wavering between Greens and Democrats in the "which minor but potentially seat-winning party shall I vote for?" stakes, they instantly discarded the Democrats and went Green. Even though I doubt that's happening much nationwide, the Democrats are still a dead political force anyway. Don Chipp's probably turning in his grave.

They made it easy for once here. After Chijoff's name on their ballot propaganda, they suggested the Christian Democrat candidate (Andrew Green, I think it was here) to be #2. That cut out 2 names: Chijoff - 7 and Fundie - #8.

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*Paul Green, sorry, according to his frightening website. Good fucking god. I'm glad I'm not a Christian.
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^^ inkling not inclining.

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THE results of a major exit poll of voters in today's federal election has predicted Kevin Rudd will be the next prime minister of Australia and that John Howard will lose his seat of Bennelong.

The Sky News exit poll taken in 31 key seats predicts a two-party preferred result of 53 per cent to Labor to 47 per cen to the Coalition.

The poll predicts Mr Howard's seat of Bennelong will fall to Labor, with celebrity candidate Maxine McKew tipped to get 53 per cent of the two-party preferred vote.
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Dunno about Howard losing his seat. That would be unusual, yes?
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No, it IS Andrew Green. I can't tell one fundie from another. Pity his section on the 'muslim flyer' isn't working.
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I'd laugh to see Howard retain Benelong but lose the election. How'd that be for a demotion?
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Paul Green is a Christian fundie. Hes the one that looks like a sterilised 007.
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I was thinking Howard losing Benalong but Liberal winning the election would be amusing

But you are right, it works either way.
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He's sterile, alright!

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1. Islamic Immigration - CDP understands that Islam is not just a religion but a religious - political ideology which when fully implemented does not necessarily sit well in a democratic system. CDP believes that Australians want to take time out to do a social impact study on what that would mean for our Nation of Australia and believes that every nation has the sovereign right to whom it will allow across its borders.
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He's also concerned that the price of a Big Mac is the same in Sydney as it is in Broken Hill. What a pioneering thinker.
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Dont make me read that stuff again. It was bad enough when Teefy was asking.

At my polling place the CDP person offered me her flyer. I said "no thanks" but I must have had a horrified look on my face as the Labor and Greens person cracked up laughing.
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He's also concerned that the price of a Big Mac is the same in Sydney as it is in Broken Hill. What a pioneering thinker.
They are or arent the same price? They shouldnt be the same, Broken Hill has bluer skies than Sydney and thusly should have more expensive Big Macs.
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You know, those CDP fundie lunatics seem almost sane once you look up the Citizens Electoral Council. Britain was behind 11 September 2001, globalisation's aim is to reduce the world's population from 6 billion to 1 billion, and the anti-global warming movement can be equated to Nazi eugenics!

And ugh, Pauline Hanson's running again in Queensland. That just makes my skin crawl. Fuck off already, you racist cunt.
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Why are both parties everywhere? Where did all these nutjobs come from? I had the CDP and the CEC and Family First in my electorate but no Democrat.
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Party Continuing New Total
Liberal/National Coalition 19 0 19
Australian Labor Party 14 0 14
The Greens 2 0 2
Family First 1 0 1
Unallocated 0 40 40
How can this be true so early? The polls are still open over here. This happens every election and I still dont get it. I know WA is 10% or wotever of the state but still...
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Dont make me read that stuff again. It was bad enough when Teefy was asking.

At my polling place the CDP person offered me her flyer. I said "no thanks" but I must have had a horrified look on my face as the Labor and Greens person cracked up laughing.
Same kind of thing happened to me when the Liberal woman tried giving me one of hers. I might have scowled, because the Green's lady backed off too, but I followed her and smiled and held out my hand and she laughed.

http://www.news.com.au/feature/0,,50...CMP=KNC-google

Try that, beli and everyone. Surprise, surprise, Bob is my friend.
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They are or arent the same price? They shouldnt be the same, Broken Hill has bluer skies than Sydney and thusly should have more expensive Big Macs.
They are, and he's pissed off about it. He's on a mission from God to sort out the Big Mac crisis in Australia! I bet it's those bloody muslims' fault!!
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Why are both parties everywhere? Where did all these nutjobs come from? I had the CDP and the CEC and Family First in my electorate but no Democrat.
How the hell are CEC managing to field so many candidates? Like I said earlier, I don't know how they even have 5 or 6 supporters, let alone enough of a base to field plenty of candidates nationwide.

The Democrats really seem to be disappearing. That GST fiasco's legacy has been brutal.
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