Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I can't take this gibberish much longer!

For those of you who are bored with politics, here's a photo of a kitten. With a gun. Enjoy!


I was going to write a longer post about the two public opinion polls in the Oz and the Age today, but quite frankly – after the deluge of stupidity this morning from the commentariat – I can’t be arsed.

Quick version – neither of them really mean a pinch of shit, this far out from an election.

Point one. Polls bounce around all the time. Pointing to one poll is a largely meaningless exercise, you have to look at the underlying trend over several months and on that basis neither Kruddy nor Brumby is looking too bad.

Point two. Polls only tell you what people are thinking at the time. As a predictive exercise as to what people maybe thinking several months away, they’re almost useless.

Point three and a prediction. Based on a highly analytical process we pundits call “making shit up” Kruddy will win a handful of seats, Brumby will lose a handful and the Greens will not win any lower house seat in any mainland Australian state. Nichts. Nada. Zip.

Also.

I keep hearing the line “you’re just like heaven to touch” from the song You’re just too good to be true as “I think I’ve broken your clutch”.

Why is that, I wonder?

21 comments:

Dr. Golf said...

And stop going on about Massachusetts...its not particularly relevant.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

The Massachusetts result is constantly used by stupid people who are stupid, Dr G.

Lewd Bob said...

Nevertheless, there are quite a number of people who, right now, think the Liberal Party should run the country. That is the interesting thing. Who are these people?

Melba said...

No Ramon. It's "I think I've broken your crutch."

Also, I wouldn't have picked you as a man who would post a picture of a small, smokey grey kitten aiming a gun(semi-automatic? fully?) out of a window.

I don't think.

Question: Do you think that the papers are printing pics of our Julia with a particularly bad angle, to highlight her nose? Further, do you think that this is a reference to Goscinny and Uderzo's Asterix and Cleopatra?

I thought so too.

patchouligirl said...

Who are these people?

There's a heap of them on facebook saying climate change is a hoax, the ETS is not necessary and Kevin Rudd is crap.

Their groups have fun titles such as "Al Gore is full of shit", "Maurice Strong the lying scumbag behind the global warming hoax", "Thank you John Howard", "I hate Kevin Rudd"(521 members), "I'm not voting for Kevin Rudd, next election" (1600 members)and the ambitious "I bet I can find 200 000 people that hate Kevin Rudd" (so far with 23 000 members).

Go get 'em Bob!

Lewd Bob said...

I thought they'd be hiding in cyberspace, PG. Bloody cowards!

patchouligirl said...

There's even a Tony Abbott fan page. Did anyone else see Kerry O'Brien interview him last night? Tony sure has all the answers - that stuff about not believing in climate change was all just 'rhetoric hyperbole' dont you know. Kerry just smiled and then ate him alive and spat out the bones.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I have noticed the Goscinny and Uderzo references, Melba.

I can see where "crutch" might work.

And I'm calling for all people who say they would vote Liberal now to be labelled so they can be avoided in public.

Alex said...

Last night was brilliant. Tony Abbott on the 7:30 Report and then Barnaby Rubble on Lateline. I may not vote Liberal at the next election, but if I could, I would certainly vote to have those two lead the opposition into the foreseeable future.

eat my shorts said...

That is the interesting thing. Who are these people?

My mum and dad. Oh, probably my brother too.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

EMS, can you paint them with a giant, white LV (for "Liberal Voter")?

Thanks, you're a mensch.

Melba said...

A few years ago I had a little "moment" when I suspected my beloved might have at one stage voted Liberal.

I was seriously questioning the relationship (it was very early days), and then confronted him with it and he kind of avoided it, and kind of said he'd never.

Sometimes I still wonder if he lied. I can't ask again because now we're married. It could mean big things.

Lewd Bob said...

Oh dear Melba. Has he ever said "Kennett did some good things"?

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

This is why Liberal voters should be tagged with some sort of indelible ink.

eat my shorts said...

EMS, can you paint them with a giant, white LV (for "Liberal Voter")?

For you? Sure.

Although I don't think it's really necessary. The trained eye can spot a Liberal voter a mile off.

Lewd Bob said...

The trained eye can spot a Liberal voter a mile off.

It's the trilby isn't it?

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I think it's the spats, Bob.

squib said...

The trained eye can spot a Liberal voter a mile off

What score did you get in that 'spot the Liberal' competition again, EMS?

eat my shorts said...

What score did you get in that 'spot the Liberal' competition again, EMS?

There was a competition? When was this? Are you sure I was there? Did I enter it? Did I win or did I lose? What was the prize?

Puss In Boots said...

I voted Liberal once. But it was just the local Brisbane City Council election, and the Labor candidate was a moron.

squib said...

EMS, it was here

You sucked big time