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By and large, I avoid politics like the plague. But sometimes things happen that make me angry.

I woke up this morning and remembered, and got angry all over again. Prime Minister with control over the senate? Not funny.

Not funny at all.

I am trying to convince myself that some, if not all, of the voting was fixed. It's the only thing I can see that will make the whole situation better - if the Liberals rigged the election.

I can dream, can't I?

I'm hoping even harder that Bush loses. If he does, I'm going to think about jumping ship and moving - that dual-citizenship thing has got to be worth something. And, you know, there have got to be science jobs in the states *somewhere*.

Today is already shaping up to be one of those awful days. Fighting off anxiety with a stick. Not funny.

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bishi_wannabe
Oct. 10th, 2004 05:25 pm (UTC)
I'll move with you, of course - and hey, we could always go Canada for the compromise vote.

Or Mexico, I guess ^_^
miss_rynn
Oct. 10th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC)
Mmmm - Mexico! Kidnap capital of the world!
bishi_wannabe
Oct. 10th, 2004 05:30 pm (UTC)
Fine, USA it is. I suppose we can still get decent Mexican there ;)
rincemaj
Oct. 10th, 2004 05:36 pm (UTC)
Seeing as there are practically as many Mexicans in the US as in Mexico... ;)
rincemaj
Oct. 10th, 2004 05:36 pm (UTC)
And then you claim that your vote isn't important! You could help unseat the evil bush!
bishi_wannabe
Oct. 10th, 2004 05:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, seriously, I'm all behind this get rid of Bush thing. The idea of moving to a Kerry-run America is bizzarely appealing.
rincemaj
Oct. 10th, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC)
Tell me about it.

After barrington's show the other night, I went off to an election party full of left-wing people who were saying that, given the choice, they'd rather have Kerry and Howard than Bush and Latham.
arcanumveritas
Oct. 10th, 2004 09:10 pm (UTC)
almost anyone is a step up from Bush ... he really pisses me off ... the fact that the American people seem to be the last to see it doesn't bode well ...

My Ex-Pat status is for Canada ... and Vancouver is quite temperate ... but I kinda like Aus, so I'll stay ...
virtual_munkee
Oct. 10th, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC)
us resident here i come
hey we can still vote babe! we just gotta get ourselces some sort of address in the us... i know a guy who's dual citizen n votes all the time!

i am also gonna jump ship asap.. post doc in canada/us/central america? bring it! i cant believe howard's government is going to have control of the senate. f&%$wit rightwing religious freaks all of em! lets say goodbye to policies regarding indigenous health, fair-go immigration and the intake of refugees.. i reckon even my partying will take a downturn because of this new government.

anyone who voted liberal? u suck. especially if you voted to protect ur precious lil lifestyle. there IS more to life than being white and middleclass!

punk_rock_nerd
Oct. 10th, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC)
Jumping ship is sounding most appealing at the moment, for a variety of reasons. I just wish I had the cash.

Hrmm... mass exodus of Dual-Cits.
morgan303
Oct. 10th, 2004 06:09 pm (UTC)
Hear bloody hear. I couldn't believe what happened. Even from the Austrailan public, who I already suspected were a bunch of malformed, lazy idiots.
*sigh*
You can repair a broken-down health system, you can repair a broken-down education system. But you can't regrow forests that have stood for thousands of years. Labor will probably win the next election; I hope there's at least a little pocket of Tasmania left for them to protect by then.
virtual_munkee
Oct. 10th, 2004 08:18 pm (UTC)
ahh yeah, instead of heading to the us i should head to the styx valley while there are still trees there... even mining companies are held more accountable for the environment than this frigging NO KYOTO AGREEMENT government!

boo you john howard.
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