Skip to comments.Doom and gloom didn't hurt John Howard in Australia. Don't you love it when they're WRONG!
Posted on 10/11/2004 8:37:39 AM PDT by jerod
Some news items that were just plain wrong about the Aussie election. LOL
NPR Radio: Australian election a referendum on Iraq - Election may be close (Oct. 8th, 2004)
Washington Times: Labor Leads in Australian election poll
ABC News online: Poll spells trouble for Howard
Australian Paper: Howard By A Nose (but analysts say an upset by Labor cannot be ruled out)
Astrologist Ed Tamplin gets it wrong
By what margins did he win by? Just curious...
I'm so happy that Howard was re-elected. Damn the bias media.
Good job Aussies! Now hopefully the American People will do the same, then we will be out of this microscopic look at the President and this election will be over, he then can take the goves off and squash these terrorists once and for all!
Yeah, that would be another of our allies he has made a great connection with.
Talk radio is a better source of breaking stories than the MSM.
for info on the margin of victory:
Mmmmmmm Lerch with a wig and lipstick????
Death of democracy is what you call an election won on misleading a ignorant population. The only way back is for people to JOIN THE ALP OR GREENS and get active, or just contribute some cash. Otherwise Alabamastralia is just few short years away.
Posted by: Filp Tota at October 11, 2004 06:30 AM
A Prime Minister who will go down in history as the destroyer rather than the defender of principle in politics and who has systematically attacked ideals of social equity and justice has been restored by the very culture of fear that he has so blatently constructed.
A sad event in Australia's history.
Posted by: Bruce Kapferer at October 11, 2004 02:27 AM
It looks like another sleepless night for me. I'm terrified of these Fundamentalist Christians and their control over the Senate. Even with a more progressive parliament, gay marriage was banned. Who knows what's next on the agenda? Banning gay TV and books? Re-criminalising homosexuality?
How long is it going to be before they fire up the kilns?
Posted by: Kathleen Lawler at October 11, 2004 02:00 AM
I have been for a very long time a swing voter, essentially against parties. Tonight I am gutted.
All my adult life I have wondered how the decent German people allowed Hitler to gather the power he did. Tonight I know, though I am no nearer understanding. This election was above all a choice as to whether Australia had a rogue government, or whether it was is a rogue state. The answer is all too obvious!
The two more important elections are still to come should the Americans re-elect Bush, and the British Blair, then the world is indeed in real peril. Our grand children will be paying the price into their dotage.
If they are both dumped, then Howard and Australia become irrelevant. I urge you all to pray to your god, or gods, howsoever you perceive him/them to be, that they are dumped.
Posted by: Peter Hindrup at October 11, 2004 12:28 AM
I see the supply of kooks in the world isn't diminishing!
On the eve of the election, Mr. Howard took the time to underline his support for President Bush, who faces the voters in the US election on November 2. "I hope Bush wins," Mr. Howard said. "I like him. I think he's done a good job."
Mr Howard's coalition had controlled the outgoing parliament with 82 seats to Labour's 64. With only two-thirds of the votes counted yesterday, computer projections gave Mr Howard's side 74 seats, with another 11 expected to go their way.
the whole article can be found here:
Howard got 52.63% of the vote. Up 2% from the previous election.
Incredibly, they still don't understand or support private gun ownership. If they seriously thought the kilns were next, you'd think they'd want to be armed.
Well, ok, not that incredibly, they are dhimms after all.
As long as loony libs are out of power, they're funny as hell.
Howard got 52.63% of the vote. The polls had him at 46%. Can you say "Zogby."
Everyplace but Tennessee, that would be something to brag about! :D
Is it legal for a foreigner to campain in National election in favor of a certain candidate?