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21 August 2010 @ 09:56 pm
EEEK!  
Can't liveblog, too scared!

Though a few moments ago the tally ticker at the bottom of the ABC coverage went from about 69-69 between the ALP and Libs, to 62-70, then to 62-54, without a corresponding rise in the In Doubt seats (it's all speculation on current counts).

'What happened to those other seats?' someone asked.

'It's Tasmania and Western Australia,' I said, 'they've seceded.'

There was a pause. 'Well,' said my friend, 'I'd believe it of WA ...'
 
 
 
Brissygirlbrissygirl on August 21st, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
'they've seceded.' Huh??

I'm not even watching, I have glanced ocassionally though.

How long are you up here for?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 21st, 2010 12:51 pm (UTC)
Just tomorrow, I'm going to try and wrap up everything I am doing with the friend I'm staying with early so we can give you a call and catch up somewhere. Fingers crossed!
Brissygirlbrissygirl on August 21st, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
I'm on the northside of town near redcliffe. It would be so awsome to get to meet you!
Meredyth: Oh Shitmeredyth_13 on August 21st, 2010 12:01 pm (UTC)
It's positively horrifying. Although I'm watching the AEC tally because ABC keeps making me want to climb underneath the covers and not come out until the age of reason dawns.

Cherry and I were discussing Victoria seceding - I figured we could take Tas and NZ with us, yeah?

Yaye for Melbourne! The Greens really do have to start thinking as a third party and not just the whole 'balance of power in the Senate' now - given the figures across the Board.

But OMG, South Australia, what are you thinking?

*decides to go sleep as I can't change the outcome now*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 21st, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
Age of reason -- Oh Mere, you japester!

But yeah, YAY for Melbourne!
It's that Bucket woman!: doctor and kittencuria_regis on August 21st, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I was wondering what happened to those seats too.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 21st, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
They were too ashamed to be Australian any longer!
Kilian Ruadh: rantms_kilian on August 21st, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC)
Man-Child Wyatt Roy (Lib) took that seat in Qld. What the...!?!?!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 21st, 2010 12:54 pm (UTC)
Not only is he a twat, he's too young to have ever seen a twat! GRRRR!

Maybe his voice will break before he gives his maiden speech in Parliament.
girl; obsessed: * glasses in b&wcomplications_g on August 21st, 2010 12:25 pm (UTC)
I'm trying not to think about it. And then I keep thinking about it. :(
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 21st, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC)
New Zealand is, alas, even worse. Finland looks nice!
girl; obsessed: * uk lovecomplications_g on August 21st, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
But I'm so bad with languages, I'd never make it.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 21st, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
Tonga?
girl; obsessed: misc - black kittycomplications_g on August 21st, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
Too many scary natural disasters. The world is a dangerous place right now.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 21st, 2010 01:13 pm (UTC)
Tasmania, and we actually secede!
girl; obsessed: * butterfly legscomplications_g on August 21st, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
Lolol, that sounds interesting.
boodiedharawal on August 21st, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
You'd be welcome, for some reason we embraced Labor wholeheartedly, with a little swing towards, I was impressed 8-)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 21st, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
It's because you have the National Broadband Network!
boodiedharawal on August 22nd, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
Well some of us do, I'm waiting for it to get to my door and then not only will I embrace it, I will take it in, cuddle it, feed it hot crumpets and then offer it all the kinky sex it wants!

Loyaulte Me Lie: Hob Nobshocolate on August 21st, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 21st, 2010 12:57 pm (UTC)
WE NEED IT!
maevemistmaevemist on August 21st, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
I am being a mushroom I refuse to look at the news coverage. I feel sick to my stomach like I never have before in my life over this election. I voted and I will just have to live with whatever the outcome is... I wonder if it is too late for Hugh Jackman to to lead whatever party that wins so that at least we can all have someone nice to look at when they spin their bullshit at us.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 21st, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
The room I am in is down with your plan. Or Karl Urban, even if he's a Kiwi.
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