REALISATION ANTICIPATED

Emailer “Kylie Logan” looks forward to Kevin Rudd’s victory:

Man its going to be a sleepless night for you that night. The sudden realisation of just how irrelevant your politics are to the rest of the Australian populous is going to burn for a very, very, very long time.

Hey, just so long as all that heat helps boost global warming.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/31/2007 at 09:29 AM
    1. I hope she enclosed a donation for Pledge Week along with her email Tim.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 10 31 at 09:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Man its going to be a sleepless night for you that night. The sudden realisation of just how irrelevant your politics are to the rest of the Australian populous is going to burn for a very, very, very long time.

      Hmmm, so when Howard wins it’s “how could this happen? I don’t know anyone who voted for him” yet if Rudd wins, it’s the “populous” speaking.

      Democracy is a funny thing Kylie, but I will say that whilst we will mock a Rudd victory and yes, the sleepless nights will come as a result of high taxation and economic mismanangement, but we will accept that any such decision was the will of the people.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 10 31 at 09:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. The sudden realisation of just how irrelevant your politics are to the rest of the Australian populous is going to burn for a very, very, very long time.
      Like . . . a wax candle?

      Posted by paco on 2007 10 31 at 09:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, I reckon I win either way.  The coalition policies are generally superior, so if they win, I will be able to smugly relax.
      OTOH, if the kruddser wins,I will get three years of entertainment as the lunar left implodes as they realise he is from the Queensland ALP, which, truth to tell, is to the right of the Victorian Liberal party.
      I almost look forward to three years of mirth to be found on this and similar blogs as the bumbling fools in the caucus are regularly fisked and taunted.  I only ask that those that partake in this glorious undertaking do it with the style I have come to love.

      Posted by entropy on 2007 10 31 at 09:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yeah, good luck on his first summit with President Kerry of and Madame Royal of France.

      Posted by Mike G on 2007 10 31 at 09:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. Whoops, delete extra “of,” though clearly my subconscious was making some connection betweenb Kerry and France.

      Posted by Mike G on 2007 10 31 at 09:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. i dunno about sleepless, but I do look forward to celebrating Rudd’s demise well into the wee small hours.

      Kyles I expect will be under a doona sucking her thumb (presumably earwax flavoured as all good groupthinkers digits should be)

      Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 31 at 10:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. #4 Entropy: There is that silver lining. During the Clinton era, I recall that the conservative press in the U.S. flourished as never before, a merry time, indeed!

      Posted by paco on 2007 10 31 at 10:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. Rod Quantock?

      Posted by Hanyu on 2007 10 31 at 10:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. From entertainoz (booking agents)

      ROD QUANTOCK
      The Sydney Morning Herald called him “a master of effortless comedy”, The Melbourne Age has him as “a living Melbourne treasure” and adds that “his genius is people”.

      Going to a Rod Quantock show is a little like going to church. You can pretty much predict the topic of the sermon, you know you’ll be surrounded by people of the same creed, and you’ll come away having had your world-view reaffirmed. The bonus is, you get to laugh yourself silly at the same time
      That should tell you all you need to know about RQ

      Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 31 at 10:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. #8

      And it would appear that President Bush is actually doing better now with Pelosi and Reid in the majority.  Rush Limbaugh’s approval rating in Nevada is actually higher that Senator Reids!  Although heaven help us if they get veto proof majorities in 2008 AND elect that woman.

      OT
      It would appear that the Madrid bombing suspects have all been acquitted.  No doubt the little emailer is overjoyed at that as well.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 10 31 at 10:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. he sudden realisation of just how irrelevant your politics are to the rest of the Australian populous

      So outside of Aussie visitors to this blog nobody else in Australia is going to vote for Howard???

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 10 31 at 10:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. …we will accept that any such decision was the will of the people.

      Does that mean no more paper mache heads, Nic?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 10 31 at 10:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. Kylie has got it all wrong.  People visit this site for the satire, not the “politics”.

      Besides, Tim predicted a Latham Labor government in ‘04 – so its not like he’s ever been in denial of Labor’s perceived electoral popularity.

      Posted by AlexanderH on 2007 10 31 at 10:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. Kylie, hon, unlike your side of politics, we don’t throw tantrums when we don’t get our own way.

      We just get on with what needs doing instead of crying “It’s not fair! It’s not fair!”

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 31 at 11:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. Why is it that lefties like “Kylie Logan” are so unfamiliar with the English language?

      The population of a country may be referred to as its populace, but a crowded country is populous.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 10 31 at 11:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. #15,Ash

      Dunno

      The cry of “don’t tase me brownshirt!” may be relevant up here starting in 2009…:)

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 10 31 at 11:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT – In recent weeks I have dipped briefly into the program The Chaser (alleged humour) and tonight, saw a few minutes of the show Newstopia (couldn’t take any more of it).

      I have concluded that we are now in a
      post-satirical age.

      Posted by carpefraise on 2007 10 31 at 11:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. P.S. thank goodness and Tim’s pledge week for this blog!

      Posted by carpefraise on 2007 10 31 at 11:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. #17 Just make sure you make it look completely fake, in true “Don’t tase me!” fashion.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 31 at 11:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. It’ll burn like the heat death of the universe… which is about when Rudd’ll win.

      Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2007 10 31 at 11:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. #18 “I have concluded that we are now in a
      post-satirical age.”Carpefraise, I agree.  I watched “The Librarians” tonight and didn’t crack a smile.

      Posted by Crossie on 2007 10 31 at 11:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hey, Yojimbo, if you’re out there: is this the University of Delaware thing you were mentioning the other day? Pretty ominous.

      Posted by paco on 2007 10 31 at 11:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. #18 I dunno, Newstopia has it’s moments. At least they’ll take the piss out of Rudd as well as Howard.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 31 at 11:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hmmm, so when Howard wins it’s “how could this happen? I don’t know anyone who voted for him” yet if Rudd wins, it’s the “populous” speaking.

      You know what’s frightening?  I barely know anyone who wants the Wax Farmer to win.

      Posted by murph on 2007 10 31 at 12:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. Yo! Pacosan!

      I’m always “out there”…)

      Yes, that’s the one.  The really disturbing aspect is that they make no attempt to hide their true intentions.  It’s like “yeah,sure, so?”

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 10 31 at 12:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. Political satire has gotten too angry to be funny from what I’ve seen lately, especially from the left.  There is no more poking gentle fun at one’s opponents.  How can there be, when anyone to the right of the New York Times is a Nazi racist bastard?  For now, the right seems to be more the gentle mocker.  That might change in the future.

      Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2007 10 31 at 12:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. Whenever the editorial cartoonists depict Alexander Downer he is wearing the fishnet stockings and high-heels from a well-intentioned but not-thought-through photo shoot some years ago.

      If Rudd gets in will we see him perpetually depicted with yellow finger?

      Posted by Villeurbanne on 2007 10 31 at 12:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. More projection from the left. While I may be disappointed come election night, I plan to sleep well, and not let a simple change of Govt. get me down. My head won’t explode, and I expect most here won’t experience that phenomenon, either. However, should “Lazarus” manage a quadruple by-pass, the cranial explosions and shrieks of uncontained rage and disbelief of the Left will be audible everywhere. And won’t abate for 3 years.

      Then we’ll see just how accepting of “the will of the Australian people” emailers like “Kylie” actually are.

      Otherwise, for me, life will go on. The sun will rise the following Sunday morning, and I will follow my usual morning routine upon awakening. I may even attend church that morning, and listen to the pastor crowing about the change of Govt. I’ll be interested to see how, in the following years, a clergyman who’s preached on issues like abortion, euthanasia, stem-cell research and gay marriage, will handle a Govt. whose caucus supports pretty well all those “ideals”, regardless of Kevni’s reassurances that he is just “Howard Lite”.

      Posted by AlburyShifton on 2007 10 31 at 12:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. #27, MikeTheLibrarian:

      For now, the right seems to be more the gentle mocker.  That might change in the future.

      I’ve been working at it. It’s hard trying to be a firebrand for a bunch of people that are so generally well balanced, emotionally secure and reasonable.

      Y’all make being a radical hothead no fun at all.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 10 31 at 01:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. It seems like the general response to people like this is, “I’m sorry? Are you ok? Can I get you some tea or something?”

      Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2007 10 31 at 01:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. Grimmster

      Well, you’ve made an impression on me.

      No! Wait!  What am I saying!

      /…:)…:)…:)

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 10 31 at 01:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sure make fun about global warming and it’s been snowing on and off all day!

      Posted by hollingshead on 2007 10 31 at 02:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. Darryl Mason has a new nom de plume?  Burn baby, burn.

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 2007 10 31 at 02:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. Mike the Librarian—The New York Times IS a rightwing paper, you Nazi racist bastard.  The MoveOnBots across the street tell me so every week.

      Oh, crap, there goes the censor software again…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 10 31 at 03:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sounds like she is projecting her feelings from the last 4 elections.

      Posted by cyclosarin on 2007 10 31 at 03:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. paco, yojimbo;

      That’s downright creepy.  Although, I’m chuckling to myself as I sit here thinking up dumb answers to the R.A.‘s questions wondering how long it would take me to make their head explode.

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 10 31 at 03:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. So I guess Kylie is still burning with the shame of defeat at the last few elections then eh?  Her politics have been irrelevant for the last, what, 10 years now?

      Posted by Blink on 2007 10 31 at 03:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tim, she’s thinking about you sleeping,  probably in the buff.

      Go for it, big guy. Left-wing chicks are easy!

      Posted by Spectre765 on 2007 10 31 at 04:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. #37: Should be easy, Old Tanker: “Hi, there, Ms. University of Delaware Thought Control Person! I’m a gay Nazi paid-up member of the NRA who’s working part-time for the John Edwards campaign selling cigarettes door-to-door, and my favorite movie is Loose Change.” That ought to lead to some cranial fireworks.

      Posted by paco on 2007 10 31 at 04:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. ROD QUANTOCK – The Sydney Morning Herald called him “a master of effortless comedy”

      Hardly.  Quantock is the master of comedy-less effort.  He’s a guy who went off to a Moratorium march in 1971 and, intellectually at least, never came home.

      Posted by Apparatchik on 2007 10 31 at 05:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. #41: Nice turn of phrase!

      Posted by paco on 2007 10 31 at 05:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. … and if Rudd does win?

      God help us all.  I’d emigrate to Montana – except for that fact that by the end of next year I’d have to then deal with President Clinton or President Gore.

      Perhaps the Tories will win in Britain instead. [sigh]

      Posted by Apparatchik on 2007 10 31 at 05:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. I think there are definite compensations for having labor in power. Probably the best is watching lefty acquaintances tie themselves in knots justifying the maintenance or implementation of conservative policies. It was fun in labor years hearing the rationalisations for things like asset sales.

      Posted by Francis H on 2007 10 31 at 05:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. I too am looking forward to Blair getting his come-uppance – not the least through the subsequent collapse of the economy. Oh glorious day when the gap closes between rich and poor!

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 10 31 at 05:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh come on kylie! The election is not a popularity populous contest!

      Posted by Penguin on 2007 10 31 at 06:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. #4 Entropy, you nailed it.  Though I still expect Howard to win, if he loses I will simply go out and buy a 3-year bucket of popcorn.  The kind of laughs I’ve been getting out of Garrett would be just the warm-up act.  And on Rod Quantock, I know I’ve mentioned this before but it might warm your hearts to know that I’ve met the Quantocks socially, and RQ is the most abjectly henpecked stooge you will ever have seen.

      Posted by cuckoo on 2007 10 31 at 06:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. #11

      OT
      It would appear that the Madrid bombing suspects have all been acquitted.  No doubt the little emailer is overjoyed at that as well.

      No, just the ringleader.

      Linky.

      Posted by kae on 2007 10 31 at 06:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. #12
      Shame that, isn’t it?

      Posted by kae on 2007 10 31 at 06:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. #15
      You forgot“I don’t know anyone who voted for him!”
      “conspiracy!”

      Posted by kae on 2007 10 31 at 06:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. PS Dear Kylie,

      Please contact Tim on the 25th, should Howard win. It’s only polite, you know!

      Posted by AlburyShifton on 2007 10 31 at 06:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. 18. carpefraise

      Bugger I was hoping Newstopia would be ok. We could use a decent satire show.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 10 31 at 06:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. #22 & 18

      Carpefraise, I agree.  I watched “The Librarians” tonight and didn’t crack a smile.

      I hated Summer Heights High, the little I saw of it (unavoidable shorts and one ep).

      Nothing could compel me to watch Chaser.

      It’s. Just. Not. Funny.

      #24 I’d like to watch that but I don’t have cable.

      #25
      Me too. (Sounds like an ALP policy speech, doesn’t it!)

      #39

      Go for it, big guy. Left-wing chicks are easy!

      ‘Cos they’re desperate. (no reflection on Tim, but honestly, would you WANT to?)

      Posted by kae on 2007 10 31 at 06:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. A speech from a bloke who has all the answers

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 10 31 at 06:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. More reason from a reasonable man

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 10 31 at 06:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. Spectre765 “Left-wing chicks are easy!”  Well, duh.  They’re ugly and they smell bad (and that’s the really good ones).  They have to be easy.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 10 31 at 07:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. #53 Kae, Newstopia is an SBS show, with Shaun Micallef. You can watch online here.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 31 at 07:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. Thanks Ash, I’ll have to watch it online, I can’t get SBS since the helpful VCR repairman retuned my VCR. Arrgh. I linked to something from the show in a recent thread and sent it to my roomie, he told me where it was from and that he watched it.

      Posted by kae on 2007 10 31 at 07:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. No worries Kae. It’s a decent show, not the funniest but certainly better than the alternatives we’re given.

      And at least Micallef has no problem with being a bit balanced in that he’ll mock Labor as much as he mocks the Coalition.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 31 at 07:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. #13, Jeff,

      Welllll, maybe just a couple.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 10 31 at 07:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. The head Librarian is a straw woman onto whom the writer is projecting numerous prejudices. If only they’d use their production talents in a more comedic enterprise.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 10 31 at 08:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Margos Maid—WHICH Blair?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 10 31 at 08:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. Those people undertaking pre-emptory election celebrations seem to think that, come the kevolution, those backing the right horse enjoy a huge injection of relevance and patronage.

      You can’t help feeling that, one way or another, they are setting themselves up for a disappointment.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 10 31 at 08:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. #62

      Blairs everywhere are a growing problem, as documented by Harry Hutton.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 10 31 at 08:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Almost, but not quite O/T:  this from Dinocrat, “What Your Money Buys”: On the “Select Committee to Examine Link Between Changing Climate, Frequency and Intensity of Wildfires…,” a part of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, a worrisome entity in and of itself.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 10 31 at 08:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. As many have said, life will go on, largely unchanged for the little man (that’s me!).  Rudd won’t be another Whitlam or Kirner.  It will be like Labor here in Victoria.  The sky didn’t fall in when Kennett was landslided out.  Labor here has governed reasonably well. Sure, there are plenty of annoying leftist things like the Human Rights Act and lack of dams, but they don’t run budget deficits like the bad old days. Rudd knows he has to produce results or suffer the Whitlam fate.

      Posted by walterplinge on 2007 10 31 at 09:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. I intend to wake up on Sunday 25th November feeling like shiite no matter who wins.

      I will then need to consume lots of coke and grease as I need to at least look presentable for the Razor MkII’s baptism.  (Just like to point out that I’m an Athiest but it keeps Mrs Razor and the family happy and might help with enrolments at Porsche Boxster deprivation institutions.)

      Posted by Razor on 2007 10 31 at 10:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. Well, shoot!  I see that my last post mysteriously moved from the proper thread—the preceding one about the vicious attack on a poor man watering his lawn.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 10 31 at 10:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. #40,PACO

      Plus-the family just moved up here from South Carolina so I’m transferring in from Bob Jones University.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 10 31 at 10:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. #66 I agree. In my optimistic moments I suspect a federal Labor government will resemble the WA government, where Carpenter has realised that none of his cabinet have the brains to be entrusted with anything more complicated than making coffee. Result – nothing gets done. Which I can live with quite easily.

      Posted by squawkbox on 2007 10 31 at 10:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. Note that I could have also addressed that to Old Tanker but I am not speaking to him directly.  It would appear that Old Tanker lives beside a LAKE!  On the not fair scale of 1-10 I would rate it at 25.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 10 31 at 10:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. Kylie love Kevni long time.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 10 31 at 10:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m a bit tired of regulation change.  We copped so much new law in qld, and now federally, nto to mention new programs for everyone, when is it enough?  I say this as if Rudd gets in, we’ll see a mountain of new laws for all his programs.

      Can we have a few years with no new laws?  Would it kill anyone?  Just freeze them as they are, and let everyone off the merry jungle ride for a bit.

      For example, we have just suffered a 700 section new law regulating lawyers here in Qld.  700!!  500 of which are so-called consumer protection laws, which just mean we have to bombard them with 30 pages of useless information aka “rights”, which they use for dunny paper, and confuse the crap out of them.  Not 1 section goes to making it cheaper to litigate – just more expensive!

      /rant

      I put up with Beattie for 9 years – I am well trained to handle Rudd for 3.  No tears or rage from me, just a quite “here we go” and marshalling the funds for careful management.

      Damn, maybe I can’t justify that HD plasma after all!

      Posted by peter m on 2007 10 31 at 10:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Townsville? French speaking plane in Australia. Bonjour en Townsviillllle…Nope, the other was full.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 10 31 at 11:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. The thing is, Kylie Logan, if Rudd wins, it will be a gleeful reaction from Howard’s adversaries; they’ll conveniently forget the long terms and repeated election victories he had, as if one win eclipses over a decade of winning…
      It would be like Australia winning the world cup. A single win doesn’t eclipse years and years of failure. Getting there is easy; staying there is not.

      Posted by SheikYerbouti on 2007 11 01 at 12:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. #73 Are you the same peter m who posts on the A. Bolt’s forum?

      Posted by lingus4 on 2007 11 01 at 12:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. I post on news site as pete m, no suburb.

      There is a few peter m’s on bolts.

      cheers

      Posted by peter m on 2007 11 01 at 12:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. You and I share a nom de plume over there.

      Posted by lingus4 on 2007 11 01 at 12:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. Typical lefty projection… not being Aussie I won’t lose any sleep whomever wins your election.  On the other hand, suppose Hillary wins in the US – I’ll do just what I did during eight years of her husband’s comical parade of sleaze.

      Not a damned thing different.  Get up, go to work, have a beer now and then, see the occasional movie, go shooting, boating, hiking… no papier mache heads, no die-ins, no sputtering harangues delivered through a bullhorn, no idiotically simplistic shouted slogans, no red paint on the hands, no vandalism of private or public property, no scrotal inflation (especially no scrotal… ah, c’mom! jeez).

      In short, no hysteria.  No fretting over relevance.  I mean, if I wanted to be relevant I’d probably give a rat’s ass about the opinions of pissy whiners like Kylie.

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 11 01 at 01:23 AM • permalink

 

  1. 78 – neat!

    79 -I do worry for the health of some people if their little Rudd doesn’t get up.  They put too much belief in opinion polls pulling the same swing in every seat, and forget the sitting member is worth on average another percent.  so instead of a 4.8% swing needed to change government, Rudd needs a solid 6% swing IN the marginal seats to change govt.

    Not only that, he cannot afford to lose any seats, and 2 are on the block in WA, making the seats needed to gain off the coalition sitting members 18.  A big ask!

    I still think it will be a close call, with a small number, 2-3 deciding the result – we may not know who wins for a week!  Imagine the party let downs for both sides if that happens!

    Posted by peter m on 2007 11 01 at 01:52 AM • permalink