Political tomfoolery

Political tomfoolery annoying me today*

People who suggest (or sometimes say outright) that because the Gillard Labor government is a minority government , that it is somehow, undemocratic, or unconstitutional, or invalid, or illegitmate, and that therefore Australians have the right to a new election.The fact is, whether you love it or hate it, or anything in between, whilever it has the confidence of a majority of members of the lower house it is the rightful government, and will remain so for another 2 years.

*Today’s annoyance inspired by some ingloriously ignorant vox pops heard on the AM program this morning.

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eCensus imaginings

I filled in the online eCensus last night about 6pm. Despite all the IT doomsayers predicting a horrible user experience as the ABS servers melt under the load of millions of users, it was super fast, with near instant page submit/load times. Well done to the computer nerds and nerdettes that made that happen.

In the census, I was well pleased to be able to answer the question about how I got to work yesterday with the response “Bicycle”. I like to imagine* that my answer is the final trickle that will open the floodgates of cycleway infrastructure funding in our area.

*I also like to imagine that I’m a long haired rock guitar legend of the 70’s. Gotta go now. I have to practice Stairway to Heaven and perfect that time machine to get me back to 1971.

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