Posts tagged ‘vote’

April 29, 2013

Rachel Maddow: Rights Aren’t Meant To Be Voted On. That’s why they’re called rights

quote by Rachel Maddow: But here’s the thing about rights-they’re not actually supposed to be voted on. That’s why they’re called rights
use of Rachel Maddow’s words or image is in no way meant to suggest that she in any way supports the content of this post or this blog
post added by Penny Carter @redglitterx

March 24, 2012

What Now For Queensland? (post-election)

Time To Power Up The DeLorean, its back to 1955

With a mob of Reich-wing Neo-Con Liberal-Nationals cutting a swathe across this country, and now have the east coast firmly in their fists, not quite firmly, must make room for some brown paper bags from developers, mining company donations and I.O.U’s made out to faceless billionaires… allegedly.

Apparently the only thing holding the Palmer government accountable in Queensland now is the Murdoch media.

But, there is always the ABC – which has recently been dubbed The ABCoaltion – chock full of their left wing bias (Ha!).

Never fear, Queensland, don’t despair Men and Women of Australia, because everyone knows how fair and trust-worthy the Liberal-Nationals are.

And as for honest, oh the LNP is scrupulously honest, if you don’t believe me, just ask some children overboard, also that charming young Tony Fitzgerald might have something to add too.

Although, we might need to remind them occasionally the word is scruples, not screw peoples

Logan, can I ask, what were you thinking, voting in a US Marine (Michael Pucci)? They will be taking over Darwin with their bases, but now you’re giving them power one seat a time. We are truly headed down the path to become the 51st state.

Look forward to years of slashed wages, slashed jobs in the public service, development in environmentally vulnerable areas, mining in rainforests, the whole state will be fracked, well and truly fracked.

If Queensland wants a prediction of their future, take a look at what One Term Barry O’Fail and Ted FailYou have been up to recently – both selling off assets, cutting services, breaking promises.

Give it six months and they will be doing all the things they bashed Labor for doing only worse… at least Labor puts the money back into community.

Promises all over the place will be broken, because, as is standard when there is a change of government the books are in a lot worse shape than they thought

The Liberal Nationals will slash the public sector for a surplus that will look good on paper, but one persons government waste is another persons livelihood. There will be changes in living conditions and a stagnate economy.

There is always mining to fill up the coffers, because we all know how big miners love to pay their taxes. And, it’s not like anyone needs a Great Barrier Reef, or the Rainforests, or the beaches, or healthy kids in suburbs not when there is coal seam gas that could be extracted.

Also, the benefit of lots of sick kiddies, is they stop going to school. Enrolments fall and the land can be sold off cheaply to developers to build subdivisions and McMansions, now if they could only find some land to build a school for all the working families that will be moving in…

Expect three and a bit fun-filled years of gerrymanders, so extreme, you will look back on the Kat In The Hat as the days of stability and sensibility.

Will this be the Coyote Ugly of elections? Will Queensland voters regret their decision in the morning? Time will tell.

This is sarcasm, this is a comment on the lack of accountability of the Qld government due to there being a Unicameral system, No upper house to hold things in check

by @redglitterx and @jot_au

March 23, 2012

Special: Queensland Election Campaigning Wrap Up

Campbell Newman

What can be said about someone who acts like he was born to rule. Well, as the child of two federal ministers (son of Kevin Newman, former Member for Bass and Federal Minister, and Jocelyn Newman, former Senator and Federal Minister) he probably feels entitled to rule over the little people. After all, the only good thing about commoners is they pay tax. He claims to want to represent Ashgrove, yet he doesn’t even want to live there. Way to represent.

Bob Katter

Not actually in this election, though absent enough from Canberra that voters might think so. You can vote for his son, though, if you live in Mount Isa, his son, Rob Katter. It could be the beginning of a beautiful political dynasty, move over North Koreas Dear Leader.

the Straddie Mothers, who also happen to be large miners

Thousands of letters were sent to residents of Ashgrove, from a group that called itself Straddie Mothers warning of what would happen if Labor closed down the sandmining on North Stradbroke Island.
The letters were apparently the work of Sibelco Australia, without lodging its interest with the Queensland Electoral Commission

Anna Bligh

Are Liberal National politicians in Queensland really referring to Anna Bligh as Anna Bligh-ar. One track minds. And usually a form of misdirection, when the Conservatives and Neo-Cons accuse you of something, there is a very good chance that is what are they themselves are up to.

And a question many have wondered: how long before LNP completely fracks QLD?

Election night coverage:

Television – live nationally on ABC News 24 and on ABC1 in Queensland only, from 6pm (Qld time, 7pm AEDT)

Radio – ABC NewsRadio and 612 ABC Brisbane, from 6pm (Qld time), 7pm (AEDT) and audio streamed via 612 ABC Brisbane and NewsRadio websites

Online – streamed live at, the geo-block will be removed, for people overseas, , go to the ABC’s dedicated tumblr: queensland votes, on twitter, follow the tag #qldvotes and follow @antonygreenabc and @abcelections

text by @redglitterx

March 23, 2012

Tony Abbott: here is why this man should never get the keys to the Lodge – Art

text of image: Is this man fit to be our Next Prime Minister?
The voters of Queensland, they won’t miss… this Prime Minister and this Leader of the House have got targets on their foreheads  Tony Abbott 20-03-2012

additional text by Tony Abbott

and image by @redglitterx

March 19, 2012

QLD Beautiful One Day, Redneck the Next

by: Delon de Circle en Rouge

When first was gainfully employed, there was a guy at the call centre I worked at called Campbell who irritated the shit out of me. There was nothing I liked about him. His hair & teeth were perfect, he came from a very wealthy family, he spoke as if he was sucking John Howards’ underused blue testicles; in short he was a condescending know-it-all asshat and although he was the classic rich family fuck-up, he was the sort of guy whose family’s wealth and connections will always to his aid in times of trouble.

Campbell Newman is that wealthy society fuck-up threatening Queenslanders with a Liberal National Party government. Although most likely to lose his chance of a seat in Ashgrove – if there’s a God, then she would know what to do – opinion polls suggest a Liberal National walkover; with perhaps a Bob Katter seat thrown in to appease those conservatives still in the gay closet. You know the ones, ask Christopher Pyne & Alexander Downer.

Campbell Newman tied in knots after corruption allegations surface..again

To be perfectly honest, Campbell Bjelke-Newman was an incompetent mayor with many anecdotal evidence of ‘dodgy’ deals that nobody really investigated; because that’s not how they do things in Queensland.

Recently CMC exonerated Campbell; I don’t why, considering every Queenslander knows of the Newman’s rich history of dodgy deals as mayor.

Here is a not-so independent website Campbell’s Web: What A Tangled Web He Weavesof all of Newman’s deals.

William Bligh

Anna Bligh (descendant of William Bligh) unfortunately will never put a foot right. She looks unprepared and stressed and perhaps in reality has a terrible team, those banana-benders are lackadaisical even in times of crisis; floods for example. In reality, the ALP have turned QLD around and dragged it kicking and screaming from Bjelke-Petersen’s corrupt Calvinists racist-fascist 17th century clap-trap into the 21st century of progressive values, equality of the sexes being one.

Unfortunately like their NSW brethren, the QLD ALP are probably on the nose. Twenty years is a long time in marriage, whilst twenty years in government is an eternity. In additions like their NSW colleagues, QLD ALP’s lurch towards neo-liberal policies such as privatisation will only benefit the true heirs of the ALP social democracy; the Greens.

So comes the election this week, which will be a big test for the conservatives who as hot favourites expect nothing more than a white-wash. The Liberal National Party have coerced John Howard from his local bowling club to come and assist Campbell Newman in handing out how-to-vote cards. A victory for the conservatives means they control the West and East coasts of Australia for the first time since 80s.

The ALP will leak votes to the Greens who are running a quiet campaign, whilst the rednecks from the right will all vote for the LNP. The winds of change unfortunately suggest a Reich-wing victory, if that’s the case, and I hear Campbell Newman has lost in Ashgrove, you’re more than welcome to party at my place like its 1799.

– edited by @redglitterx to add
Rob Borbidge (Nationals): 35th Premier of Qld
In office: 20 February 1996 – 26 June 1998
images supplied by Delon de Circle en Rouge