Howard or Latham

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  1. adamsmith

    adamsmith member

    Well, who are you voting for - Howard or Latham, or maybe the Greens?

    Silence......oppppssss...sorry; this seems to be only a forum for the US, not the forthcoming Australian elections.

    Did anyone on this forum (except George Brown - I hope) know that America's best budy, Australia, is having an election in a few weeks times?


    For our American friends, Howard loves the US, Latham says he doesn't, and the Greens hate everyone!
     
  2. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Go Greens, then. At least they don't discriminate!
     
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Are you kidding? Most Americans don't even know when Canada has elections, nor can even name the Canadian PM, and that's right next door.

    -=Steve=-
     
  4. PJFrench

    PJFrench member

    I'll stay Conservative and be careful NOT to give preferences to the Greens - the Nazis of 2004.

    Unfortunately we live in an electorate where 70% are academics and/or have 2 degrees and they vote Labour :-(
     
  5. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    Perceptive comment, Peter--trace the ideological antecedents of the original German Greens to the Wandervoegel, Thulists, neo-nordic pagans, ad inf. et ad naus., and the colour does shift from green to brown.
     
  6. adamsmith

    adamsmith member

    Sorry, I forgot that Peter French is an Australian.

    I am still waiting for a comment from our South Australian mate. But then again, he is a public servant, so maybe it would be better he keeps quiet; the election is too close to call.

    Very perceptive comments on the Greens, boys!
     
  7. Tom Head

    Tom Head New Member

    Evening, Peter! Long time no see.

    Does Latham really say he doesn't love the United States? Well, I guess I won't be voting for him, then...

    *pause*

    Oh, right.

    I've been kind of glancing at the Aus political situation (not closely enough to have a really informed opinion), and something tells me I'd probably be content with Howard but would vote Labour as a rule. Not fond of the global Greens movement, though, or at least not fond of what I've seen of it.


    Cheers,
     
  8. George Brown

    George Brown New Member

    I live in a safe seat so it is a non-issue.

    Nonetheless, politics is not a topic in Australia at the moment. The bombing of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta has put all the bullshit on hold. Our thoughts go out to our friends in Indonesia.

    Cheers,

    George
     
  9. adamsmith

    adamsmith member

    Yes, very tragic.
     
  10. PJFrench

    PJFrench member

    Yes and our Embassy in Bali is shut as from today.

    Some may not realise but we lost a greater percentage of our population in Bali than the US did on Sept 11, so you can imagine how people feel as to how close it will be next time around. I not 'contesting' just 'explaining as many are not aware of that fact.
     
  11. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    Condolences and solidarity.

    Re the Islamo-Fascists: ¡No pasarán!
     
  12. PJFrench

    PJFrench member

    G'day Tom - I am working with an Edith Cowan ex professor on a research project, and you are 'acknowledged' so keep up the good work.

    We have a young economics graduate who some regard as an ex thug with very colourful language in public who hasn't hesitated to break a taxi driver's arm over a fare, and a mid 60s Solicitor who is an excellent orator and stragegist ... the issue could be that the Greens get the undecided or rebel vote, and the result could go either way. I am a conservative in a labour strong seat [Deputy Party Leader] and wouldn't bother to take the trip to vote except that I'd get fined, as voting in compulsory over here.
     
  13. PJFrench

    PJFrench member

    ... and the Greens are lead by a gay guy called Brown!

    Some were attracted by an idea that they had - safe dosing sites for ecstacy:rolleyes:
     
  14. Pete_1959

    Pete_1959 New Member

    Greens Leader Brown...

    Bob Brown gained notoriety here in Oz for heckling President Bush when he visited our island continent, then cheering for the President of China when he (Hu Jin Tao?) arrived a couple of days later. Mr Brown obviously prefers leaders who kill their own populace, and has been seduced by the _Great Satan_ rhetoric of the Twin Towers murderers and the Bali and Jakarta bombers.

    The idea he might hold the balance of power come October is scary. As for terrorists, I am with Uncle Janko on this one.

    Pete_1959
     
  15. adamsmith

    adamsmith member

    Friday October 8, 10:49 AM


    Newspapers back coalition re-election




    Australia's major newspapers have overwhelmingly endorsed Prime Minister John Howard's re-election.


    Well, let see what the electors say!

    Election day tomorrow, all you Aussies. Don't forget to vote; we are compelled to exercise our freedom in this country.

    But possibly produces a better outcome than the apathy of the arm chair activists across the Pacific.
     
  16. adamsmith

    adamsmith member

    Friday October 8, 10:49 AM


    Newspapers back coalition re-election




    Australia's major newspapers have overwhelmingly endorsed Prime Minister John Howard's re-election.


    Well, let see what the electors say!

    Election day tomorrow, all you Aussies. Don't forget to vote; we are compelled to exercise our freedom in this country.

    But possibly produces a better outcome than the apathy of the arm chair activists across the Pacific.
     
  17. George Brown

    George Brown New Member

    Hi Adam,

    Didn't know you were an Aussie. Where do you live?

    Cheers,

    George
     
  18. adamsmith

    adamsmith member

    Up north, in the Sunny State, George.
     

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