Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. Please treat this as an Open Election Thread
- If Bram Stoker wrote the 2010 Australian election campaign
- The death of the internet filter
- Delusion and delay
- Election 2010: Day 32 (or, the cost, the benefit and the profit)
- Respecting beliefs and the right to opinions
- Tony Abbott likes government debt
- Piping Shrike: This is not normal
- Presumably Jesus wants them for sunbeams instead
– Miss Darkwood for benevolent Dictator!
– “Labor, the fundies are not your friends. Every time you flirt with them, you lose. Learn your lesson.”
– “Truly this election is the most depressing I can recall in forty years. If there has been one in our history where both parties have so thoroughly dodged the issues, I’m not aware of it.”
– “Well today a few things happened – the debate debate continued, Tony Abbott tried to give us a reason to vote for him and couldn’t, the Liberals released an infrastructure plan that involved bonds which apparently do not constitute debt and Malcolm Turnbull became the shadow Communications Minister.”
– “I doubt that anyone, actually, respects ALL beliefs. There may be other measures besides internal consistency, and if you have some other rule of thumb, let me know. If you think you respect all beliefs, I suspect I either don’t believe you, or don’t respect your beliefs.
Incidentally, this was sparked by my utter disrespect for Tony Abbott. I have no idea what his beliefs are, since he changes them so often it makes my head spin.”
– “So, let me get this straight. Federal government debt is bad, but state governments will be allowed – encouraged – to issue additional debt to fund infrastructure, and will get a de facto subsidy from the Commonwealth to do so.
Federal government debt bad. State government debt good. “
– “Actually a focus on issues, or rather lack of them has only highlighted how odd this campaign is.”
– Another Abbott effort at Muscular Christianity which reminds one of the Gandhi quote