Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Inaccurate Forecasting

Bet that gets the staff at the weather bureau going. Settle fellas and fellaresses.

In the eighties, Prime Minister Bob Hawke, referring to Australia of course, by 1990 no child will live in poverty.

In the seventies, possibly Premier Dick Hamer upon the opening of the Thompson Dam, Melbourne will never be short of water again.

And a little more topical, in the teens? Premier John Brumby, Melbourne will never need to go above stage three water restrictions again.

No additional comment by me required.


  1. But...but...they're politicians of course no one really believes anything they say :P

  2. You know the old joke - "How do you know if a pollie is lying??? Their lips are moving." Boom Boom

  3. It's always easy to make promises and predictions knowing that you won't be around to take the blame when they don't happen. Scientists and sociologists do it all the time.

  4. I used to Jayne.

    Seems you are right MC.

    Brian, ex PM Hawke regrets poverty quote more than anything he ever said. But generally, you are right. Economists are frequently around to know their predictions are wrong.

  5. by god i hate election years

  6. I like them Fen. Largess poured out over the community.

  7. Anonymous1:09 am

    Yeah, Jayne and Therese are so

  8. Anonymous9:18 am

    John Howard said nobody eould be worse off under the GST. Talk to any bookkeeper.

  9. Forgot that one Anon, but before that there was 'there will be no gst' spoken by the same person.