[LINK] The morning after [WAS: And this man would be treasurer?!]

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Sun Aug 22 09:27:40 AEST 2010

On 21/08/2010 11:19 AM, Ash Nallawalla wrote:
> ...  I don't give my vote a thought except for a few seconds at the
> ballot box ...
Mercifully, it seems much of the electorate behaved differently this 
time. Could Australia actually be starting to think for a change? Heaven 
knows our politicians have done their best (or worst) to prevent that. 
It evidently worked on you.

> ... I ... don't like unions ...
Off topic for Link, but why? Unions are a necessary counterbalance to 
the unscrupulous personalities that tend to thrive under market capitalism.

> ... Can't bear to listen to Julia's accent -- even my tradie
> acquaintances don't speak like that, which makes me wonder where she picked
> it up.
Wales, Adelaide, a severe respiratory ailment which triggered the 
family's migration to Australia.

> ... I wish there were no parties and we could
> vote for individuals based on software similar to match-making
> questionnaires. I describe myself and the software would pick candidates who
> closely matched my thinking.
You'd trust software? Software you didn't write yourself? (Back on topic 
for Link.) Personally, I'd paraphrase Shakespeare: "The first thing we 
do, let's kill all the politicians".

> ...

David Boxall                         | "Cheer up" they said.
                                     | "Things could be worse."
http://david.boxall.id.au            | So I cheered up and,
                                     | Sure enough, things got worse.
                                     |              --Murphy's musing

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