Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Vote for Doyle?

Even if I wanted to vote for Lord Mayor Doyle in the forthcoming local council elections, I cannot.

It was bad enough the local Greens leafleting our building, and I assume the two adjacent buildings, with voting paraphernalia for the Junction Ward candidate when we are in the Emerald Hill Ward, at least they knew which municipality we are in.

Not so Mayor Doyle, who also leafleted our building. He is standing in City of Melbourne and we are in City of Port Phillip.

I am surrounded by fools and incompetents.

20 comments:

  1. Just think, he could have been Premier of Victoria if fate had been kinder.

    Does this mean you can't vote for John Elliott either?
    Life can be so cruel.

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    1. Can't not vote for Elliot, I should think. Two silly old men.

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  2. ... and John Elliott who was touted as a future Prime Minister FFS! Fortunately, contrary to popular belief, shit SINKS to the bottom.

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    1. Eloquently put LS. I expect he would dropped the excise on beer and fags.

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  3. Hello Andrew:
    Well, as they say, 'if you can keep your head whilst the others are losing theirs, you are a better man than I am Gunga Din'.....hard work, but someone has to do it!!!!!

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    1. JayLa, at times I think the world around me has gone crazy, but I will stay on the merry go round.

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  4. I hate electioneering leaflets. They come in their thousands, (okay, dozens) all saying how good so and so is and how long he has been part of the community and really wants to see "growth" happening, but very little about how this growth is to be achieved.

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    1. River, growth is what made our country relatively rich, but growth is not sustainable.

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  5. Luckily, the people you're surrounded by in blogland are all completely sane!

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    1. Red, I take refuge in that.

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  6. I know we should be as concerned about the Local as we are about State and Federal issues, but I find it had to work up a big sweat about real estate and parking.

    Still, we need to know the people on our ballot paper. I suppose.

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    1. Hels, I take a different view. We have little control over Federal matters, perhaps a bit more over State areas, but local people really do have some power with local councils, and local councils very much affect our day to day lives.

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  7. The Green guy was a wee bit cheeky oui! Encroaching is not cool!

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    1. Grace, I would understand better if they could steal votes from someone else, but they can't.

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  8. I get annoyed that I keep getting how-to-vote cards in chinese (which I cannot read) just because I have a chinese surname. Talk about stereotyping.

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    1. Ad Rad, I expect that is very much a consequence of overseas students being able to vote if they have been here for three months, but if they can't read an election brochure in English, should they be here at all and voting? But yes, such assumptions are wrong.

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  9. My old house was a few streets away from an electorate boundary - a number of times I received letterbox drops from the Federal member for the neighbouring division.

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    1. Marcus, it is so wasteful. Not only of paper and printing costs, but volunteers time.

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  10. Masie.5:59 am

    An excise on fags?

    No wonder we hide in closets!!!!

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