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Archive for the tag "australian election"

Democracy – Dancing for Joy?

About 300 years ago, like a smouldering kapok pillow, a massive revolution began its slow burn.  A scientific revolution. A social political revolution led by great minds. Newton, Spinoza, Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau,  Diderot, d’Alembert, Montesquieu. Hume. Robert Burns. Thomas Payne. The Age of Enlightenment surged on and rational, egalitarian thought swept everything from its path. Except religion, of course. You’ve got to give […]

What is Arpa Narpa Narp?

A guide to Federal Electioneering Q: What is “Arpa Narpa Narp“? A: Where everyone’s bills are going, according to folksy, down with the biddies Tony Abbott today. Strangely enough Sir Roger don’t recall his bills ever going anywhere else over all his long years. Except at Col’s, where they’re going Darndarn (Proiza Sadarn). Or not. […]

Told You So

On 22 August, the day following the Great Big Election Excitement, Sir Roger commented on the real problem with the result … and it has come to pass …

And Now For the Porkfest

It is such a joy to watch the desperation of the major parties and the cringing, oozingly insincere performances they are now displaying for the Gang of Three

The Front Fell Off Again

Can there be anything that typifies more the plight in which federal Labor finds itself today? PLUS what Bob Catter really feels when no-one’s looking AND MORE

Don’t Forget Someone Has to be Speaker

In all the talk about hung parliaments and who’ll be first to 75 the pundits seem to be ignoring that whoever’s first to 75 would have to provide a Speaker

‘no premature triumphalism tonight’

Well, the people have had their say but one doesn’t understand what they mean.

Watch These Seats Tonight

Here are some seats worth keeping an eye on tonight. These are the closest seats we found on Betfair, some on a knife-edge:

For Those Afraid to Vote …

The election in a nutshell – and in Mandarin. And how the Sex Party fits in (if you’ll pardon the expression).

Election Day Blues (and Reds)

Rising today Sir Roger discovered to his interest that the odds had ticked up overnight and returned where they had begun 24 hours earlier. What can this mean?

Last Dance Last Chance

Well, here’s the Crash. It’s closing fast but apparently not quite fast enough. Centrebet claims …

Markets in Free Fall

Paddy Power has expanded its betting options in the last couple of days to include Labor seats won. They still have 76 – 80 seats as favourite. Just.

Abbott to Pull All-Nighter

Harking back to his days as an undergrad Tone swears he will get his essay in (“Why I wan ter be Priminister”) before Saturday’s deadline, pulling an allnighter

Possum’s 2010 Election Simulation

Possum Pollytics has his election results simulation up now. Well worth a read and a look even if …

Barnaby Joyce for Foreign Minister!

One doesn’t know why, but Barnaby is one of the options in the market for Foreign Minister. What if he made Foreign Affairs as exciting as his Finance stint?

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