The Down Under Lounge

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by teacake, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Refuge

    Refuge Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2016
    I was in the shuttle on the way to the Auckland Airport and there was the news about the election result. Didn't expect it at all. Having spent a few days in NZ and kind of absently taking in the News and there is the Kiwi PM Jacinda Arden who is Labour but so appealing. She's fantastic. That's what I'm getting at, when a Party doesn't win over the electorate they need to take stock. Negative electioneering isn't working. Day in and day out whining about how awful some leader is doesn't produce results. I really think that when someone loses in an election they should look to themselves because what they're doing isn't working.
     
  2. Mr Soak

    Mr Soak Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Location:
    Mr Soak, [Redacted]
    Pretty much what Morrison was doing. That and hiding his ministers.
     
  3. Refuge

    Refuge Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2016
    That an apparently being more appealing than the other guy.

    Got to laugh at the media drongos and their polls. Wrong again. I think they are so stupidly biased and have this arrogance that if they want it bad enough they can sell their fake news polls. Funny but that's not what happens when the votes get counted.
     
  4. Gavin70

    Gavin70 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    May 7, 2018
    Well apparently she supported the reversal of penalty rate cuts and opposed fracking. Not that either of those will get much attention now anyway.
     
  5. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

    Well a broken clock and all that ... Yes but now I don't think any of that will get much attention.

    BTW the NZ PM is fantastic I just wish she was our PM
     
  6. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    Location:
    Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
    A One Nation truck has been destroyed by fire in the carpark of my local shopping centre. Police have said the fire is suspicious and Pauline is blaming the left.
     
  7. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Location:
    inside teacake
    Was it you Miss Chicken?
     
  8. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

    Well of course she would. Pauline and her victim complex
     
  9. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    Location:
    Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
    No. I was nowhere near the shopping centre at the time. I wish I could have been a spectator.
     
    teacake likes this.
  10. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Location:
    inside teacake
    Marshmallows!
     
    Miss Chicken likes this.
  11. Gavin70

    Gavin70 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    May 7, 2018
    Time to start the campaign for Australia to become the West Island. :hugegrin:
     
  12. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2003
    Location:
    An Aussie in Canukistan
    My first thought when I saw the article - insurance job.
     
  13. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    Location:
    Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
    I am a bit confused as to why the truck was parked in the hotel carpark if the candidate himself was in the shopping centre getting groceries. At the time of day when it happened there would be plenty of room in the shopping centre carpark. It is a rather small shopping centre that never really gets crowded. Maybe he wanted to get alcohol at the pub after he finished shopping to console himself after his miserable result in the election. However there is a bottleshop in the shopping centre.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2019
  14. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2005
    Because a PHON candidate would be buying groceries and bever spending his pittance on alcohol, no sir!

    A very Presidential style campaign. A president doesn't show his cabinet until after the election, and keeps the focus on him. Many people fell for it. So angry and disgusted right now. I'm going to step away from social media for awhile and concentrate on writing. Getting furious about the LNP is not going to put dollars in the bank, and I will need them, now because of all this.
     
  15. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2003
    Location:
    An Aussie in Canukistan
    Back in 2007 the libs attack rudd claiming he was running a presidential style campaign and that it was unAustralian but then if they weren't being hypocritical arseholes we'd all die of shock.
     
    Australis likes this.
  16. Miller 2.0

    Miller 2.0 Screaming Firehawk Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2002
    Location:
    Ilus (aka Melbourne, Aus)
    I found after the election to concentrate on other things. Had to hide some pages on facebook and remove some people from certain posts if I think they may say some stupid. Got an uncle who reacted the tony abbott picture that I shared when decided to do this. Also thinking of newscorp ban for a while, when I don't look any of their sites or newspapers.
     
  17. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

    What about the candidates they had to dump because they kept saying stupid shit on social media? What happened to that woman in Tasmania who Morrison was trying to hide from?
     
  18. Refuge

    Refuge Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2016
    It's understandable wanting to avoid social media if you think some gloating is going to drag you down but I think people get comfortable in their echo chambers. That's how they miss out on the real world.
     
  19. Gavin70

    Gavin70 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    May 7, 2018
    That's the main reason I don't block people on Facebook. Sometimes their comments drive me insane but I think it's worthwhile being aware of their opinions. But on Sunday I had to take a break from social media and completely ignore some people just for my own mental health.
     
  20. Refuge

    Refuge Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2016
    Totally understandable :)