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Oceania ELECTION 04 - Who *will* win? (Official Discussion of 2004 Federal Election)

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Ender Sai, Feb 10, 2004.

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  1. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    I voted for Howard because the Labor party is totally unprepared to hold office, not because of interest rates. As their sad, pathetic little factional shuffling has illustrated, they're not at all egalitarian and merely talk the talk. Hence, Liberal.

    E_S
  2. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2003
    star 8
    Same reasons why I voted Ender, I had a bad feeling about Latham from the moment i saw him and it looks like i was right now the the labor front bench in ribbons.

    Latham is an amateur, i thought he was but now I know
  3. Sith Magician Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 14, 1999
    star 5
    It was cetainly a case of voting for inexperience or voting for a lying, fear mongering half a man.
  4. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    Please, next you'll be telling us how the Libs were just fear mongering the whole time whilst mentioning "PM Costello" int he same breath... ;)

    I think most people are actually happy with the result, and over the whole event.

    E_S
  5. Sith Magician Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 14, 1999
    star 5
    Is it not possible for someone to voice their opinion without you acting condascending to them?

    next you'll be telling me I'm a Triple J listening, tree hugging hippy, or something.
  6. Nawara-Ven Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 19, 2004
    star 3
    it's interesting reading this..
    I have some acquaintances who voted, but had no idea what a political party is! They are young, inexperienced voters who have the opinion that it doesn't affect me, I have no family, I'm a uni student and I don't pay taxes (most live at home).

    Not that I'm of that opinion. I've been voting for a few years now, and have worked and have a family. I've tried explaining to those who I've described above, but to no avail.

    One thing we DO need in this country is better education of voters. We have such a multicultural and diverse population that we do not really get a result that I believe is true of what the people want.

    But that's just my opinion. :D
  7. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    Is it not possible for someone to voice their opinion without you acting condascending to them?



    I thought I was just being a smartass - hence the " ;) " - but I guess not? ;)

    E_S
  8. Sith Magician Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 14, 1999
    star 5
    One thing we DO need in this country is better education of voters.

    You're absolutely right, and we need better information campaigns about where the preferences go for the minor parties.

    Sure, that information is out there, but especially for first time voters, it can get confusing.

  9. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2003
    star 8
    Yes, and it can be very one-sided

    at Uni all i saw was Labor Labour Labor all scare-tactics

    "Howard is taxing you out of an edication" "Howard is trying to stop you from voting" blah blah blah
  10. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    "...The nurses are stealing my medicine..."

    E_S
  11. Sith Magician Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 14, 1999
    star 5
    Just go with it, it's the new Liberal party plan to fund public health care.
  12. DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2000
    star 6
    "Yeah, I'm sure you and the rest of your mates from the Young Liberals, Cammeray Branch had a high ol time."

    [face_laugh]

    I grant thee the honorary Best Quote Of the Page Award for page #28 (25ppp).
  13. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    I guess in the absense of bright, shiny objects, anything will amuse you DA.

    :p

    E_S
  14. DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2000
    star 6
    People other than me flaming you amuses me greatly.

    But I'm sure you're missing something insightful and important on FOX News Channel while you read and reply to this so I won't keep you :p
  15. Sith Magician Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 14, 1999
    star 5
    DA, I don't think he actually cares what other ppl think of him.
  16. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    That's right, I really don't.

    And I find FOXNews to be as boorish as you do, but perhaps you'd like to find other right wing generalisations in the absense of original wit?

    E_S
  17. DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2000
    star 6
    Yeah, I took a leaf out of your "left wing generalisations" pamhplet with the trendy Triple J tree hugging thing.
    You're just eminiently mimicable in that respect, Ender ;)

    And I don't care that you don't care what others think of you, however low it may be.
    But then you probably don't care that I don't care that you don't care so I guess I'll just have to learn to cope with your stioic indifference.
  18. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    Is that an impasse, or a mexican standoff then?

    I need to know if I wear my "impasse sneer" or "mexican standoff shoes".

    E_S
  19. DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2000
    star 6
    Bring them both and we'll sort it out on the day ;)
  20. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2001
    star 6
    *Slips on the testosterone all over the floor*
  21. Sith Magician Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 14, 1999
    star 5
    Sure it's testosterone? Or dripping sarcasm run-off?
  22. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
  23. Detonating-Rabbit Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2003
    star 5
    *Slips on the testosterone all over the floor*

    :D Hilarity ensues... :D
  24. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2003
    star 8
    We're not ALL male in here ya know?
  25. MarvinTheMartian Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 31, 2002
    star 5
    "There are two types of people in the world: Men, and those who want to be like men" :p
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