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Miss_Jay wrote:

I just wish we had someone worth voting for

I take it you didn't vote for Morrison, then... ­čśë

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I doubt they ever will, they tend to live in there own little worlds. One of them told me on the phone yesterday she does not wear a mask when she goes out because the mask makes hard for her to breathe. I told her you can put up with it or catch c-19 and at your age you will most likely die. her reply was "Oh I won't get it"
My reply was "Uncle Joe"
my uncle Joe's favorite expression was "never under estimate the stupidity of people"

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audiomick wrote:

I take it you didn't vote for Morrison, then... ­čśë

Most definitely not, but I did vote. For the lesser evil.... Labour.
I usually vote Greens, but they'd thrown their preference to the Liberal/National party.
I actually find the "preference" system here insulting. If I'm voting for one of the smaller parties, it's because I don't want the majors to get it. But if that small party doesn't win, they give preference to one of the larger parties, the ones you didn't want to vote for.

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Miss_Jay wrote:

... I did vote. For the lesser evil.... Labour.
Yeah, that's what you have to do if there is no "first choice". Not voting is tantamount to voting for the worst choice.

I usually vote Greens, but they'd thrown their preference to the Liberal/National party.

Hmm, don't understand that. It's not like Scotty is out there on Friday with Greta....

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audiomick wrote:

Yeah, that's what you have to do if there is no "first choice". Not voting is tantamount to voting for the worst choice.

I think the system here is, any non vote, or invalid vote is counted towards the current administration
Don't be surprised if tRump tries to quietly bring in something similar before the next US election ;)

Hmm, don't understand that. It's not like Scotty is out there on Friday with Greta....

I wouldn't exactly describe the Greens as greenies, at best, white collar greenies. i.e. Green for profit or political gain
But still has the "greener than thou" over the rest of the parties

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nubimax wrote:

I doubt they ever will, they tend to live in there own little worlds. One of them told me on the phone yesterday she does not wear a mask when she goes out because the mask makes hard for her to breathe. I told her you can put up with it or catch c-19 and at your age you will most likely die. her reply was "Oh I won't get it"
My reply was "Uncle Joe"
my uncle Joe's favorite expression was "never under estimate the stupidity of people"

Dinga

and this is why the second wave of the 1918 pandemic killed more people. There are just incredibly stupid morons walking the earth

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Miss_Jay wrote:

...at best, white collar greenies...

Ah, maybe like this bloke
Kretschmann

State Premier in Baden-W├╝rrtemberg for the Green party here.

Relevant is, before him the state govt. there was CDU dominated since 1956 ( CDU is Merke'ls party, and most closely resembles the Aust. Liberal party).
Baden-W├╝rrtemberg may be the most conservative state in Germany. It depends on how you define it. Bavaria is also very conservative, but just a little different in small but relevant ways.
Stuttgart, the capital of B-W., is the home of Daimler (Mercedes) and Porsche. Neither of them are particularly interested in a Green government (funny that...) and they do have power and influence.
The region around Stuttgart is home to lots of "middle class" businesses. The sort of thing that struggles in Australia: maybe 500 to 1000 employees, maybe even less, and producing very specialised high-tech stuff like parts for Satellites or something, or power tools, or kitchen utensils. The list goes on. Most of them are also not especially interested in a rabid green government.

So it is pretty amazing that a Green has become Premier there, and on top of that, he is doing a pretty good job, and remains popular. For that to happen, I think it has to be the slightly weird combination of green and conservative that he and his "wing" of the party represent.

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We need a big thinning of population. Maybe this and the second wave that's due to follow after this one decides it's done will take a lot of stupid people with it.

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@ GB seems likely to be the case. going some where here in the mornings you see mostly elderly people wearing masks, go out in the afternoons you see mostly younger people not wearing masks. In the evenings I don't know what you see I don't go out in the evenings anymore not even for take out.

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