Friday, February 23, 2007

Dumb and Dumber

This will be my one and only state election post. Will keep adding to it if there's anything else that tickles my fancy.

Every morning I am drawn to Mirrors' ad that appears during the Today breaks. I am like a deer in the headlight to it - I can't look away. Someone is definitely taking the piss, to spend so much money on advertising that is just so amateur hour. The shadowed photographs moving away and apart from each other - it's so "my 30-year-old nephew who still hasn't done anything with his life this week wants to become a graphic designer - give him the gig!" The jingle that is so "Woolworths, the fresh food people". But my favourite part is how creepy Mirrors looks - the false smile, the false casualness, fraud fraud fraud.

"I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. Fffffff"

Today he has the balls to have a go at the Libs because some nitwit MP was fired for sending a dirty text "about a goat". Oi buddy did you forget your own Minister you had to fire who's facing more than 30 child sex charges you cunt?

Meanwhile Debnam is just an idiot who actually thinks it makes a difference restoring the name of the police from Police Service back to Police Force. Fuck off. And instead of defending his job as MP for Vaucluse he prattles on about growing up in Cowra or somewhere. "Oh look at me I'm so working class man" - as if the people of Vaucluse don't just as equally deserve an MP as the battlers.

I will not vote for either. They are both as ridiculous and immature as each other, and while it's been entertaining as hell, they haven't said or done a sensible, pro-active thing in memory. The sad thing is either of them will keep giving it to us from behind and we'll just have to take it.

I really want to run as an Independant. My signature will be 'Julia Loves Sydney' because a pamphlet I received from a wannabe politician in Surry Hills, with pixelated photos, has the slogan 'Linda Loves Sydney' and well I bet that I love Sydney more, and hers sounds porno. My main/only issue will be parking meters and restrictions. A complete overhall. No parking meters/restrictions anywhere near restaurants, shops, services, beaches. Just off the top of my head, I'll make up the money lost from parking fines and meters by increasing speeding/red light fines. Easy. Encourages using local services, discourages crap driving. Alternatively I'll cut rubbish election advertising by hiring people who know what they're doing for a lot less money.


Blogger Deep Kick Girl said...

The sad thing is no matter who you vote for you still get a politician.

You know what I say, politics should be like jury duty. Your name gets pulled out of the hat and "bingo" you're the Environment Minister for the next 6 months. Couldn't work any worse than the current system.

3:21 PM  
Blogger MissK said...

I agree they're both tools.
But poor Iemma inherited a lot of the problems from Bob Carr and now can't fix it.
It wasn't fun being packed into a train like sardines on the train this week,previous train cancelled,the one that turned up had 4 carriages,2 of which were locked,not very fun.A nightmare actually.
I hate them all.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I am so glad I am not the only one whose hackles stand to attention every time I see that ad.
I couldn't care less about his hardworking immigrant parents, his childhood, what he has for breakfast or where he went to school...none of it. He is so sleazey and insincere I could vomit.

What do I care about? I care about housing affordability. I care about hospital waiting lists and staffing of emergency departments, I care about schools being adequately equipped so kids can learn properly and I care about the fact that it is faster and cheaper for me to drive my 4WD from Tempe to St Leonards than it is to catch public transport.

In other words I care about the same shit as everyone else and the same shit they seem to be avoiding fixing whilst they waste money on every other less important issue.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

oh yeah - and if you do run - I will SO vote for you.

Have got a few policy demands of my own though.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

Let me know what they are - I listen to all the people - not just my constituents ;-)

12:03 PM  
Blogger LivinginOz said...

Juls - had a good laugh over your photo caption!

4:42 PM  

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