Democracy. Only We Can Make It Work.

Ok. I can’t take much more of this.

4 MORE SLEEPS till the fucking election and I have turned the TV off. No more campaign ads. EVERY SECOND AD is something about the election.

I’d rather watch an ad for the bloody Carpet Court, the new Mazda or anything other than the current round of bullshit ads on today.

Are you still a swinging voter? What is going to help you make up your mind?

Are you going to take the million ‘How to Vote’ cards that will be shoved in your hands on Saturday and even look at them?

Are you going to stride in to the booth, draw a box and write Ricky Ponting beside it and tick?

Are you going to seriously go into that box and vote for a Liberal government AGAIN?

Ok. All I need is a minute.

  1. The Liberals have had 12 years. Some 18 year old who are voting today would not even recognise Paul Keating’s face in a line-up.
  2. The Liberals have lied. Not once. Not twice, but MANY times over those 12 years.
    1. GST
    2. Children Overboard
    3. Reasons for going to war in Iraq
    4. Interest rates
    5. We’ll be better off with Work Choices
    6. Howard (not) handing over to Costello even when he told him he would
  3. The Liberals refuse to give equal rights to gay couples. Labor have promised to give gay couples the same rights as heterosexual couples (however, still not marriage)
  4. The Liberals have jumped onto the Climate Change band wagon because of the polls. Not because they believe in it. Howard’s backflip in the last 6 months has been ridiculous, but still he can’t admit that change needs to happen NOW.
    1. Kyoto has not been signed.
    2. The Liberals have not accepted wind power or other renewable resources as a viable alternative to coal.
    3. Nuclear Power is still being considered.
  5. John Howard is out of touch, old, stubborn and needs to retire NOW.

Make it happen people.

There is more to life than big-screen TV, a shiny new car in the garage and an annual trip to the Maldives.

Think about issues that will affect you in the years and decades to come.

Think about giving this country a voice again, instead of a self-serving dishonest dictator.

I’m not saying to vote Labor.

I am just saying to NOT vote for the Coalition.

Make them last.

Make ‘us’ last.

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6 responses to “Democracy. Only We Can Make It Work.

  • phonakins

    Did you see that anti-greens ad by that local group the “vote green and it’ll be the end of civilisation as we know it” one?? gah *bangs head*

    I’m looking forward to the cake stall at the primary school!

  • Mick

    It’s ridiculous isn’t it? They’ll allow any ads on tv nowadays

    Check out Loadedog – http://www.loadedog.com/?p=870

  • Trish

    Who was it that said – and I’m paraphrasing – that the best thing about being able to vote was getting to put your least favourite candidate last. It might have been Andrew Denton. Someone like that.

    An ALP victory might put me out of a job but I’m going to enjoy putting the Liberal candidate last. Will it disqualify my ballot paper if I write THAT’S FOR THE CHILDREN OVERBOARD across it in red lipstick?

  • enny

    Both Labor and the Liberals have indicated I’ll proddly be out of a job – even though there’s been some trashing I’ll be voting Green to Labor.

    That whole ‘no water, no jobs, no life’ ad is just ridiculous. Plus there is striking today in Victoria – how can they say not to vote Labor because there’ll be strikes?!

  • enny

    Also – as much as I ‘love’ a good sick day or two on the couch, the number of ad’s is extraordinary!

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