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Ralphie
http://www.abc.net.au/elections/nsw/201 … esults.htm

It appears our wonderful state, with its fine and rational voting record in recent years, has managed to somehow undo some of its recent return towards not voting in a totally retarded manner, with Pauline Hanson likely getting a seat in the Upper house based on preferences, despite only getting 1.87% of the Legislative Council vote.

Together with the good old Christian Democrats (and possibly the shooters party as a support act) I look forward to many years of comic relief from this lot as they propose idiotic unworkable policies and generally abuse parliamentary privilege to go on bigoted rants against everyone and everything that conflicts with their narrow worldview. NSW legislation is now held hostage to the whims of the far right 8% of religious nutters, gun toting rednecks and general racists that voted for these fringe groups as they hold the balance of power now with 5 seats out of 42, with the Libs on 19 needing the support of at least 3 other members to pass legislation. I wonder what freedoms the libs will restrict or deny in exchange for this support?


http://www.abc.net.au/elections/nsw/201 … esults.htm
Ayiru
Oh fuck.
Someone from Nile's group actually got voted in?

*cringe*
Ralphie
Looks like they picked up a 2nd seat, while family first lost their one, so its not too bad, just some fundies switching from one nutbag to another. One turd is as bad as another.

The shooters and fishers actually polled more votes than the Christian Democrats though, which is alright. I'll take drunken fisherman and rednecks with guns over the closet pedos in fred niles crew.
Jiminy
No worse than the far left and their idiotic unworkable policies. They are both as retarded as each other.

I love how you can get into parliament and somehow lose 4.5 billion dollars and then when you get voted out you just go on your merry way and enjoy your pension. If you did it as a CEO you'd be in jail. Where the fuck is my money? and what did it get spent on? Rhetorical question, i already know. It was spent on useless programs and initiatives designed to promote tolerance and diversity.

The shooters and fishers are actually not bad, and would do a better job of environmental conservation than the fucking greens ever could.
Ayiru
Ralphie wrote:
Looks like they picked up a 2nd seat, while family first lost their one, so its not too bad, just some fundies switching from one nutbag to another. One turd is as bad as another.

The shooters and fishers actually polled more votes than the Christian Democrats though, which is alright. I'll take drunken fisherman and rednecks with guns over the closet pedos in fred niles crew.


I am trying not to read any results, it makes me too fucking sad.

4 years and counting!
Ralphie
Yeah the greens are just as unworkable and irrational with their bullshit policies. If either side gained control it would completely fuck up this country to the point I would emigrate. This was the first election in my life where I actually enjoyed voting because my labour stronghold seat was marginal and I got to kick the bastard out.

I'm not entirely on board with the claims about this '4 billion dollar hole' in the budget though yet. Accounting at that level is a pretty subjective and some would say 'creative' exercise. Big corporations do it too, moving revenue figures around, writing off profit margins in expenditure, writing off expenditure over a 10 year time frame despite spending it all in one go, basing projected budget figures on less than scientific forecast simulations. There's a good chance the budget is in worse shape than the ALP let on, but it's politically expedient for the Libs to make them out to be as bad as they possibly can, so they have ammunition for the next election and beyond. (Not like the ALP needs any help looking entirely corrupt and incompetent already).

I dont mind the shooters and fishers either tbh, as long as people respect national and marine parks and dont endanger species populations, then by all means I support hunting and eating frightened animals, nothing is more manly.
Ayiru
I vote Green Jim, we will in no way ever agree with one another. Keep it civil an leave it there.
Jiminy
Green = Labour

And Ralphie, they already have more control than they ever should have. Bob Brown has his hand up Gillard like a puppet master.

Yeh, i was seriously considering moving out of NSW if labour got in again. Even still. The place is such a basket case it's possibly irreversibly damaged. Infrastructure is a total mess. Shit is literally falling apart (had a brown-out lately?) and we are so broke banks don't want to touch us. Time to bail out? I'm thinking so. Possibly even time to bail out of the country completely.
Ayiru
You are complaining about shit falling apart.. Yet you voted for a government who wants to sell off our energy??

:(
Ayiru
[quote="Ralphie"]wtf are you talking about, labor has been trying to flog state power infrastructure for the past 4 years, in the most corrupt and cheap way possible.[/quote]

I dont vote labour. And libs are also well on the way to selling it - much like the whole Telstra drama. Ugh.

Moving to moon. Bbl.
Ayiru
As much as we bitch and moan.. I'm still thankful I can vote. The only riot I saw at the polling booth I worked at was when the coffee lady asked who wanted one.
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