I have been rather underwhelmed by the current state election campaign up here which I put down to my having read too much of the left wing wishful thinking that imagines there being a return to government of the ALP but just this morning while I was listening the radio I got the strongest feeling “in my water” that the Newman government will indeed be returned and that the ALP’s very negative campaigning will not see them in office. On the other hand the LNP has run a positive and far more professional campaign which is far more inspiring than the negativity and fear mongering from the left and the minor parties.
One factor that always needs to be remembered about Queensland elections is that we have optional preferential voting up here and that requires a conscious decision to locate a second preference to avoid a vote being quickly made irrelevant when you are voting for a minor player, this innovation was introduced by the too clever by half Peter Beattie because he thought that it would give him an advantage against the then separate Liberal and National parties. Now that its the Left that is more fractured the irony that this piece of political gamesmanship is coming back to bite them should amuse my fellow conservatives a fair bit come election night.
Pat on the money yet again…
As is David Wood
I have been rather slack about posting to this blog of late, for a couple a reasons, firstly its the season for spending more time with the family , secondly I have been far more focused on my car projects , in particular getting my sports car sorted and fitted with a new manual transmission because the auto I had in it was sounding like a bag of nails and running very badly. having to make a clutch peddle and ensure it works properly took longer than I expected and then I also had to alter the gearshift so that I falls conveniently to hand. The wrenching gods even made the speedo cable a problem as the corolla cable had an incomparable fitting for my Smiths speedo. I solved that one with a short length of fuel line and some hose claps to splice the last inches of my existing cable outer to the end of the Corolla cable.
Any way its time to get back too it but I just feel compelled to share this picture that was posted to my face book time line:
Its nice to see that companies are waking up the the “halal” scam and not letting the politically correct ninnies extort them into endorsing the pernicious ideology of Islam.
I saw Cocker in Brisbane during his drinking days and what I remember most was that he started his set with a full bottle of whiskey and by the time he had finished the bottle was all but empty, but boy oh boy the man could sing the blues.
Much , much respect Comrades
I don’t sleep very well at the bets of times but I have spent most of last night listening to the rolling coverage of the siege in Sydney and I am both desperately saddened by the death of two hostages and annoyed that a sniper did not take the scumbag out before any hostages could be killed. Further I can not comprehend why he was out on bail after being changed with murdering his wife and how he was able to get hold of a hand gun.
Finally I have been utterly sickened by all of the obsequious excuse making for Islam We, as a society well understand that the the majority of this in this country who follow that religion are decent people who mean their fellow Australians no harm so we do not need the sort of endless excuse making for the religion that has been so evident in the Media coverage for this atrocity done in the name of Allah. Simply put, if this was not an act based upon an “Islamic” motivation then why was it clothed in Islamist vestments?
Sadly nothing to cheer about on this one Comrades
Well put Andrew , the thing that annoys me about so many feminists is their complete humorlessness, they see the world througgh the cloak of their claimed victim hood and do their very best to suck the joy out of so many aspoects of our lives with their utter bullshit. This is just one sad example and another is the “campaigns against Games like GTAV and “gendered” toys
Originally posted on andrewmcintyre.org:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali pings the handbag hyenas for pursuing “trivial bullshit”.
I noticed the extraodinary wailing and subsequent humiliation of Dr Matt Taylor, project scientist of the European Space Agency who managed the remarkable feat of landing an exploratory spacecraft onto Comet 67P for wearing a colourful shirt at his press conference.
His sin was to wear a pop-art style shirt with pictures of “gun-totting women” dressed in what otherwise might have been classed as “sisterhood approved burlesque“. But no.
With the whiff of complaint by the sisterhood, the American Astronomical Society (AAS), The Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA), the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), and the American Geophysical Union all caved in to the Barking Spiders and fell over backwards to apologise. The RAS even added, just in case we hadn’t got the message, that behaviour such as clothing choices “can discourage women from pursuing careers in science.” Ouch. Of course.
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