25 July, 2010

Election tweets

For those who have been expecting a whole lot of election commentary.  I've been too busy with personal things to write anything of substance, although I do have at least three posts planned.  In the meantime, for those who don't partake, here are some of my Twitter comments from the last week, expanded where appropriate, plus credited re-tweets.

Okay, so @abcnews broke the spill and the announcement of election, do you think they can give us the result next week? 

  Hashtag_Police #ausvotes refers to the upcoming Australian election. #ozvotes refers to choosing a new Wizard.

   emmygrrl Why can't the media just wait untilt the actual election is called? Just because you said it was on before it was doesn't make you good. 

If Kroger & Richo still speak for their respective parties, how can we believe that either has progressed in the last 20 years? 

  latikambourke Tabbott: 'An incoming Coalition government will not seek to change the Fair Work Act for the three years of the next term of parliament.' Translation: WorkChoices back in 2nd term, just like GST.
Translation: WorkChoices back in 2nd term, just like GST. 

If I had a drink for ever "move/moving forward" I'd be pissed already.

Oh Julia, did you get this speech from dial-a-cliche? 

  It's official: "moving forward" is more annoying than "ease the squeeze"

That speech was either a gift to satirists, or just made them redundant.  

What the hell is a "green army" anyway?  

  angryaussie The Age says the election campaign will confirm or sweep out of office nation’s first woman PM. So she'll either win or lose. Fucking genius

Famous people vote too. But seriously, don't let that stop you. It's still important.

Surely Julia Gillard is the ultimate example of what boat people can achieve? 

Didn't both Labor and Liberals ditch leaders because those leaders wanted to move forward?

  Paris_David Ladies and gentlemen we've commenced our descent. Please ensure your principles and compassion are stowed in the overhead lockers.

via @jeremysear Nat-Sec of AWU says Greens are left-wing socialists http://bit.ly/9usRnu does he object because that used to be unions' gig?

RT @latikambourke TAbbott on Mitchell. He says he'll always try to tell the truth. 
>Yeah, and I always “try” to lose weight.

Memo to political journos: None of the punters care who reports something first. They care about who covers it best.

Ok Liberals, yes "moving forward" is a lame slogan. Saying so doesn't make you a better option. No extra points for the bloody obvious 

BridgetOFlynn TA "It's all about debt". That debt helped me stay in business, helped my staff feed their kids, helped my clients sleep at night. Stupid man.

So let me get this straight: @JuliaGillard and @TonyAbbottMHR have agreed that between them, they're less important than masterchef? 
So both leaders and networks have accepted that more people would rather watch Masterchef than debate? We're stuffed.

I love the way both parties are campaigning against their own previous terms in government.

I'm a political animal, but if anyone thinks I'm going to give up Spicks and Specks to see how cringeworthy Abbott is on Hey Hey It's Saturday, forget it!

Abbott on Hey Hey is an embarrassment. In other news, rain is wet, sky is blue and gravity sucks  #tweetthebleedingobvious

Mark Latham says Kevin Rudd is an "unguided missile" and could cause "no end of strife" for the ALP campaign. Pot & kettle, Mark?

An honest question to @Greens and @AusDemocrats - What's the difference between your parties? Do you compete with or compliment each other?

  AusDemocrats @Billablog We have very different ways of thinking about and approaching things,. Read the 5 core beliefs http://bit.ly/81T9iI
(no reply from Greens)

If only we had a citizens' assembly that would represent the people's views on all important issues.

  Wil_Anderson Doc says skin cancer on my shoulder needs removing. Should I trust "experts" or form Citizens Assembly of the other people in waiting room?

Remember at your next rally, it's not an unlawful gathering, it's a citizens' assembly.

  iBleeter @JuliaGillard Aren't we already voting for a citizen's assembly? How about leading from in front?

RT @TurnbullMalcolm a "citizens assembly" to discuss climate? Isnt that what parliament is meant to do?
>Yes, but your party decided otherwise

Abbott is right - Gillard's climate policy lacks leadership. But it rings hollow coming from the party that wants to wait and see.

Gillard still in front on "Who is less like Tony Abbott" index.

Libs have to understand that aversion to Labor won't automatically translate into support for Liberals. http://ow.ly/2frUC via @Paris_David

As a champion procrastinator, I know avoidance behaviour when I see it, and that's what both parties are doing on climate change.

squeiss If you think a vote for the @greens is a vote for Labor, please ask someone to explain to you how preferences work. Thx.

  ben_hr RT @mfarnsworth: Gillard and Abbott are both political pygmies, hollow and cowardly says @LaurieOakes: http://auspol.info/bu3XYx 

>@GrogsGamut Can't stand Oakes, but he's nailed it there.

  iBleeter Please number your ballot paper randomly for the sake of democracy http://bit.ly/d2ybJB (via @JonKudelka)


Can't believe I'm about to say this, but if @TurnbullMalcolm were still leader, I'd consider voting Liberal.

latikambourke My interview with Don Randall where he says Christians are unhappy with a 'Godless PM.' #ausvotes http://twaud.io/l91

@latikambourke I'm Christian & I don't care if they believe in God. I care more about policies that reflect Christian values. Libs' policies certainly doesn't

I love democracy. I love science. Science is not democracy, Democracy not science. If 150 people agree that the Earth is flat, it's still round.

Nails it again! RT @Gibbot5000 My absolute fury at the impending election fail. http://is.gd/dEsvI

More can be found HERE, along with other pointless crap.
I hope to have some well thought out posts on the topic later in the week.

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