Completely Biased

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Election 2004 | Day 15 | Roundup

Wow, we're over 2 weeks in already.

If you follow those evil virgin-sacrificing baby-eating Greens, musewhipped's LJ has been doing election coverage with bias towards them. She's actually gone out and stuff instead of just sitting around on the net mostly, so it's good for a first-hand impression of stuff.

More Debate Fallout
60 Minutes has the transcript of the entire debate online. I've saved it to my hard drive as I think they'll probably take it offline or make you pay for it in a week or so. Latham was feeling quite cocky today, claiming he wanted to take on both Howard and Costello in a debate at the same time. Idol outrated it though. *sigh*

Blah Blah Blah Tax
Thanks to nicwhite86 - Howard is overjoyed that he has something to bitch about the ALP over: According to Jann MacFarlane, member for Stirling (buggered if I know where that is, WA I think), Labor was investigating areas of disadvantage within their tax policy. Howard immediately started jumping up and down and shouting "backflip!" and clapping his hands. Yeah, woo, you dickhead.

In all seriousness though, Latham, please SHUT THE FUCK UP when it comes to "easing the squeeze." The people of Australia will thank you for it.

Howard's Water Plan
He's announced a "Water Smart Australia" fund. While water is going to become a major problem (I can't stress it enough) over the next three years if this drought doesn't end, I'm not sure what to make of it. News Ltd is reporting it as a positive, and the Sydney Morning Herald as a negative. Read both and make up your own mind.

Latest Polls/Odds
The latest poll basically has Labor and the Coalition on 50%. So who knows where it's going. Centrebet odds have dropped for Labor after last nights debate (they were previously $3.20, now dropped to $2.75). The Coalition's have lifted, from $1.35 to $1.40.

Shameless Commercialism
The ALP website is selling election merchandise. Umm... yeah (?). Or you could pick up something non-suck and actually funny at Polichicks.

Oh bloody hell. Two Australians seem to have been kidnapped in Iraq. IT NEVER ENDS.
"The idea that we suddenly became a terrorist target because of Iraq is false."
- John Howard, last fucking night