Australia Votes: Election 2022 Thread

Australia Votes: 21 May 2022
Election Day Thread

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Freedom Speaks | 2022 𝗙𝗲𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 Freedom Coverage

The Good Sauce is hosting your election night coverage as results begin rolling in from close of polls at 6pm (AEST).

Special guests from the 3 main #freedom parties will join The Good Sauce‘s Dave Pellowe in the studio: George Christensen (One Nation, Qld senate candidate), Dr Dr John Humphreys (LibDem’s founder) and Rob McMullan (United Australia Party, Griffith candidate).

Other guests throughout the night will include Senator Malcolm Roberts, Senator Gerard Rennick, Senator Alex Antic, Campbell Newman, Ross Cameron, Gideon Rozner, Topher Field, Alexandra Marshall, Lyle Shelton, Rocco Loiacono, Dylan Oakley, and some more, surprise guests.

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69 Responses to Australia Votes: Election 2022 Thread

  1. Mak Siccar says:

    As I said on DB’s blog, whichever party ‘wins’ this election, the Australian people lose.

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  2. egg_ says:

    Is the Elbo connected to the (Peris) Kneebone?

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  3. Steve trickler says:

    Ball point pen working.👍

    Pencils should be illegal. I do not trust the AEC in any way shape or form.

    Time to go vote.

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  4. kaysee kaysee says:

    I like Pauline Hanson and I hope she wins her Senate seat and that One Nation picks other seats, too.

    But there is a side to her, I don’t like. While the other freedom-friendly parties included One Nation as a party in their group of freedom parties, she doesn’t do the same. In her ad campaigns she ridiculed Clive and Craig along with the majors. Has UAP done the same to her?

    Now her election prediction:

    One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has predicted Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party won’t win a single seat in Saturday’s election.

    “Clive Palmer’s not going to go anywhere and he won’t even win a seat. He won’t win a Senate seat in Queensland and either will the Liberal Democrats,” she said.

    Was this necessary, Pauline?

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  5. Steve trickler says:

    You cannot make this sh*t up. Big ques at the polling station. Zippo – zero – zilch social distancing…that’s ok, it BS anyway. About one in twenty still wearing face nappies.

    I finally get in and get a line through my name. Then I have to wait for a booth. Oh, previous to that, I was offered a pencil from AEC staff. I had my pen handy.

    Me: Pencils should be illegal I say to AEC.
    AEC staff: [ Silence ]
    Me: Excuse me AEC staff, why are there booths with orange tap around them?
    AEC staff: Social distancing, she said.
    Me: You might want to look around in this room ( no SD being practiced ). I then added, so you set up these booths up just to tape them off and not use them?
    AEC person: [ No answer, just a smile ]

    With my vote completed, I then proceed to place the ballots in the appropriate boxes.

    Me to AEC staff behind the ballot boxes: “Where is the lock on that box?”

    AEC staff: [ No response, no smile ]


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  6. kaysee kaysee says:

    …. whichever party ‘wins’ this election, the Australian people lose.

    One party will ‘win’. It is the how that is important. If it is with a landslide, it will be a definite loss for the sane section of the Australian people who did not vote for that party.

    If it is a hung parliament and the freedom-friendly parties win enough seats to hold the balance of power, then it will be a win for the people.

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  7. mh says:

    whichever party ‘wins’ this election, the Australian people lose.

    ScoMo is Schwab’s right butt cheek, Albo the left butt cheek.

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  8. kaysee kaysee says:

    Freedom Speaks coverage has just begun.

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  9. kaysee kaysee says:

    Switching between Freedom Speaks and Sky News

    It has just started and it’s general chat.

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  10. egg_ says:

    SKY News coverage opening @rse Bandit and the sTeal Greens?


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  11. Eyrie says:

    ScoMo is Schwab’s right butt cheek, Albo the left butt cheek.
    And both are next to an arsehole.

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  12. Ragu says:

    Came across a quote the other day, so I’ll leave it here

    “An honest politician is one who,when he is bought, stays bought”

    – Simon Cameron

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  13. kaysee kaysee says:

    Looks like Craig Kelly is going to lose his seat.

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  14. kaysee kaysee says:

    Any Cats here following the coverage?

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  15. mh says:

    Anthony Green says voting so far not reflecting this morning’s opinion polls.

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  16. kaysee kaysee says:

    What did the morning polls say?

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  17. mh says:

    I wonder what time we get an idea of the senate voting?

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  18. mh says:

    Green says Greens taking votes from both major parties.

    Could be a big night for the Greens.

    Good grief.

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  19. egg_ says:

    SKY News coverage saying at the outset that Scummo is personally unpopular in all of the Capital cities, less so in the Regionals as a matter-of-fact.

    Joe Public sees right through Scotty-from-Marketing?

    It’ll be interesting to see the LNP dirty linen should he lose, crunt!

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  20. kaysee kaysee says:

    I am watching the Freedom Speaks coverage. Greens and Teals are doing well.

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  21. egg_ says:

    Chris Kenny: The UniParty is on the nose, minor parties picking up votes across the board.

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  22. Ragu says:

    Go Cardimona ⚡️⚡️🔥🧨🎁

    Good luck, mate

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  23. egg_ says:

    Laura Jayes blaming Scummo for Dave Sharma’s woes.

    SKY News deservedly laying the boot into Globalist shill, Scummo.

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  24. Ragu says:

    Good luck to Cardimona

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  25. kaysee kaysee says:

    Right now, it isn’t looking good for the LNP.
    Scotty will be responsible for the loss.

    But the rot has been setting in for years. There is a good analysis on this Good Sauce channel.

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  26. egg_ says:

    SKY News: A minority Govt to be formed with Independents/Minor parties?

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  27. mh says:

    Kristina Keneally unlikely to win.

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  28. kaysee kaysee says:

    Re: Kennedy

    Katter is leading with 43.81%
    Another site says KAP retain.

    Cardimona is at 5.11%

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  29. egg_ says:

    Richo reckons Labor will win by one seat: 77-76.

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  30. mh says:

    Labor will form a minority government with support of
    Independents and Greens.

    Let’s hope the Senate has some freedom lovers.

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  31. kaysee kaysee says:

    Pauline will get in.

    What about Senate in other states?

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  32. kaysee kaysee says:

    Richo reckons Labor will win by one seat: 77-76.

    One seat on their own or with support of Greens and Teals.

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  33. kaysee kaysee says:

    Looks like the Labor-Greens-Teals combo will get it in both houses.

    Not good.

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  34. Ragu says:

    Cardimona is at 5.11%

    Yeah, thought I would check after I posted that.

    Oh well. Looks like Albows Dentures will be in the lodge, just in time for the recession. I for one won’t be looking forward to selling my arse on the streets

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  35. kaysee kaysee says:


    ‘Bloodbath’: Horror prediction for ScoMo

    Nine’s political editor Chris Uhlmann has made a huge call very early in the count, saying there is “no way” Scott Morrison can form government.

    Pointing to what is happening in Victoria, Uhlmann claimed the Liberals are “going backwards”.

    “This is the theme of the night. Victoria is going to be a bloodbath for the Liberals, they’ll lose to the teals and to Labor,” he said.

    Uhlmann said if this trend continues then “there is no way that Scott Morrison can form any kind of government tonight”.

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  36. kaysee kaysee says:

    Barnaby, blame yourself and the LNP.

    If the Coalition had been true to the Conservative values, it would not have been easy for the teals or greens or lefties to get in.

    Barnaby Joyce slams ‘teal’ independents, calls them ‘selfish’

    Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has unleashed on the “teal” independent candidates who are challenging a number of moderate Liberal MPs across the country, calling them “selfish” and “self-indulgent”.

    Speaking to the ABC’s election night panel shortly after polls closed, Mr Joyce said he was “angry” about their campaign against the government.

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  37. mh says:

    I’m hoping Labor won’t get the majority as it will mean the economic management will be even more destructive.

    A hyper-inflationary depression.

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  38. kaysee kaysee says:

    Analysis being offered on the channel.

    If LNP loses, Scotty cannot remain as leader.
    Josh Frydenberg has lost his seat.
    So only other option is Peter Dutton if he hold his seat.

    Gerard Rennick and Alex Antic are senators. Otherwise, one of them would have been good.

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  39. kaysee kaysee says:

    I’m hoping Labor won’t get the majority as it will mean the economic management will be even more destructive.

    It will be terrible. Especially, if they have to form government with Greens and Teals.

    What is the alternative? The LNP has lost its way.
    How did they get to this situation?

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  40. mh says:

    I’ve switched off that ABC coverage now.
    Anthony Green is still believing he is delivering important breaking news by saying the Coalition government cannot form government.

    We knew that a fvcking hour ago.

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  41. Ragu says:

    Albow is what this country deserves. A leader that actually spits on the people.

    Griffith going to the Greens +11 swing. Krudd responds “what this actually shows is a worldwide repudiation of the murdoch press”

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  42. kaysee kaysee says:

    mh, I’m watching the Freedom Speaks coverage because it is less depressing. At least, it feels like we are all on the same side – the panel and guests are true Conservatives and speaking sense.

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  43. mh says:

    What is the alternative? The LNP has lost its way.

    We are heading for rough economic times anyway.
    All of the western world is.
    Inflation is everywhere and it’s not transitory.
    Most of the major indexes in the US are now reaching bear market territory.
    It’s going to be rough for Albo.

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  44. mh says:

    I was hoping for one UAP senate seat.

    Any chance of it happening?

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  45. Ragu says:

    The LNP has lost its way.
    How did they get to this situation?

    Running on Howard/Costello legacy
    Can’t communicate their policy
    Who cares anyway because its a left agenda
    Photios Weed
    Mao Tse Bull

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  46. kaysee kaysee says:

    It is this broad Liberal church that got broader trying to accommodate “progressives”/moderates who are actually lefties. They moved away from their base in an attempt to grab a share of the left vote.

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  47. kaysee kaysee says:

    We are heading for rough economic times anyway.
    All of the western world is.

    Biden, Boris, Macron, Trudeau, Ardern …

    Scotty fit in with them.
    So will Albo.

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  48. Ragu says:

    Surprised to see Craig Kelly do so bad. I guess his electorate loves getting jabbed

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  49. Ragu says:

    broad Liberal church

    Yes, that too. The Dan Crenshaw’s that pick a side because the other one is on the nose.

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  50. kaysee kaysee says:

    Surprised to see Craig Kelly do so bad. I guess his electorate loves getting jabbed

    I had wondered what Craig Kelly’s chances were.

    It seems the majority of voters feel a safety in voting for a “major” party rather than look at the candidate you have previously voted for, examine what that person stood for and did, and vote for that candidate again.

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  51. kaysee kaysee says:

    A really sad outcome for the freedom parties.

    Clive spent a huge amount – at the end of it, not even one seat.

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  52. mh says:

    Expect masks, lockdowns and mandates to return soon.

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  53. Ragu says:

    Might take my chances with the Bong Bong regime.

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  54. kaysee kaysee says:

    Expect masks, lockdowns and mandates to return soon.

    Mak posted this Neil Oliver video, last week.

    As Neil says:

    The WHO and all its little wizards can take a running jump. The men in suits can sign whatever treaties they want. I don’t care. Not one of them – not Johnson, Trudeau, Macron and the rest – has the stomach for the wet-work that would be required to put their authoritarian plans into action.

    We owe it to ourselves. Perhaps we even owe it to them – to tell them that they are living in a fantasy world of their own creation and that we want none of it.

    Let them have the gall to seek to sign away our freedoms in such a high-handed manner, this month, or in 2024. I for one am not playing along.

    As Patrick MacGoohan’s character said in The Prisoner – I am not a number, I am a free man.”

    We have to rebel. We have to refuse to play along. But that will only be possible if all freedom parties and its supporters can unite and fight back.

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  55. Ragu says:

    I think the website has been plooking monkeypox.


    Good night

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  56. The Sheriff says:

    UAP a shot at the last Senate seat in Victoria surprisingly.

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  57. egg_ says:

    12% swing against the Labor stronghold incumbent of some years in my Sydney electorate, with a Seikh LNP candidate, so aspirational immigrants are not ALL members of the Socialist voteherd, refreshingly.

    Lockdowns and foreign students seemed to be a key election platform issue in this demographic, Scummo.


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  58. mh says:

    All the ‘professional women’ voting for action on climate via the so called ‘Teal’ candidates clearly don’t understand much at all.

    Even if you take seriously the theory of carbon dioxide being a driver of climate change, the percentage of what Australia emits compared to the rest of the world and nature means we could never make any difference.

    What these women will drive down is Australians standard of living.


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  59. Cardimona says:

    Our support on the ground was somehow not reflected in the count…

    Australia is truly, deeply fvcked.

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  60. egg_ says:

    Even if you take seriously the theory of carbon dioxide being a driver of climate change, the percentage of what Australia emits compared to the rest of the world and nature means we could never make any difference.

    Virtue signalling by the elites in Doctors Wives electorates, at the expense of the plebs.

    “Let the drive battery cars.”


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  61. mh says:

    Thanks for your efforts, Cardi.

    I’m glad I had the privilege of voting UAP number 1 for both House of Reps and Upper House.

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  62. Cardimona says:

    A bright moment on the candidate forum trail came at the end of the final forum, which was in Ingham.

    As we were leaving BobKat said to me, “I’d love to see you in Canberra, Pete – you’d really liven the place up. Should you win this little tussle between you and I, can I come and work for you?”


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  63. egg_ says:

    Thanks for your efforts, Cardi.


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  64. mh says:

    Even Pauline may be gone?

    Pauline Hanson could be a shock casualty of the federal election as she battles a surprise party for the final Queensland Senate seat

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  65. Rockdoctor says:

    Well done Cardi, 5% isn’t insignificant especially in Katter Country…

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  66. Cardimona says:

    For shits and giggles, here’s a sample of the interactions you get to enjoy as a candidate.

    1/. A voter emails a GetUp form letter (08/04/22) …

    Dear Members and Senators of the Australian Parliament. I will be voting on your climate policies this election. Please answer the following quick questions:

    New subsidies for gas, fossil hydrogen and projects that expand fossil fuels are untenable. Will you rule out new coal, oil and gas subsidies?

    Will you back a review of all federal fossil fuel subsidies by the end of 2022 to inform the next federal budget?

    End subsidies for drilling, pipelines and infrastructure for fracking methane gas in the Beetaloo in the NT

    Every policy choice to increase pollution harms people. Let’s support people and communities impacted by climate damage by investing in community-level disaster preparedness and response.

    Strong climate leadership means replacing burning coal and gas with 100% clean, renewable energy this decade.

    Check out GetUp’s Climate Leadership Pack for detailed policy demands:

    Tony Clunies-Ross
    QLD 4868

    2/. I respond with my own form letter (08/04/22) …

    Hello there, Tony – I see you’ve filled in the GetUp form.

    Many former GetUp followers and Greens voters have had their eyes opened by the multinational lockstep globalist covid tyranny, and by being forced to give up their personal medical autonomy and have now realised the institutions they once trusted have been lying to them for a long time.

    It’s a journey I have experienced myself, so let me take you on a little word trip and see whether you might like to join your former comrades in voting for freedom.

    First some physics…

    CO2 absorbs outgoing longwave infrared radiation (heat) as photons at the 14.8 microns wavelength (Planck’s Law).

    The temperature of absorption at 14.8 microns is -80 degrees Celsius (Wien’s Displacement Law).

    Minus 80 degrees Celsius is found in the lower stratosphere and is 95 degrees lower than the average surface temperature.

    The Second Law of Thermodynamics proves heat doesn’t flow from cold systems to hotter systems.

    CO2 cannot “trap heat.” It merely delays outgoing infrared photons momentarily so high up in the atmosphere it’s irrelevant. It cannot heat the surface.

    Atmospheric CO2 concentration is contingent upon seawater temperature (Henry’s Law). Only the sun has the energy to heat 1.335 billion cubic kilometres of water.

    To control Earth’s climate, you must control the sun, which humans can’t do.

    Now let’s consider true science, which advances by a process of questioning everything.

    The proper Popperian scientific method prescribes that a hypothesis must be tested by accurately predicting the outcome of an experiment. CO2 alarmists can’t formulate a valid experiment, so they don’t even have a testable hypothesis.

    They do, however, have plenty of predictions – and they’ve all failed. Let’s consider three of them.

    (1.) In August 1988 James Hanson kicked off global warming scares by warning the US Senate of two metres of sea level rise by 2010. Fort Denison’s mean sea level was 0.968m. In 2010 it was 0.942m. In 2020 it was 0.923m. Yep, it trended down.

    No sea level rise means no melting ice caps means no global warming – regardless of what Get Up tells you. And where’s the dikes under construction around our low-lying cities? Why did Kevin Rudd buy a beachside mansion?

    (2.) In the 1990s we heard all about “more frequent and more intense cyclones”. What did we actually get? Fewer and milder cyclones. The climate alarmists at BoM had to use computer models to “name” remote storms as cyclones in a desperate bid to prop up their credibility.

    (3.) And who could ever forget Australia’s then-Chief Scientist’s confident prediction on Landline in 2007: “Even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and river systems.” Tim “waterfront properties” Flannery should tell that to the people around Brisbane and Lismore.

    Now let’s consider “renewables”, most of which produce more emissions (if it mattered) between mining their materials and their ultimate disposal than they ever offset.

    Your electricity costs have doubled in real terms since their introduction in 2005.

    Night-time wind droughts leave the grid entirely dependent on hydrocarbon fuels and large hydro. Australian wind droughts affect all east coast grid wind-to-electricity factories at the same time. Without hydrocarbon-fuelled generators the grid would crash.

    Worst of all, renewables lack the inertia to restart a crashed grid – even if we could afford enough of them to produce between 18GWh and 35GWh (depending on the time of day), which we cannot.

    Electricity would be completely unaffordable if we even got halfway there (and that’s before considering $1,000,000/MWh batteries).

    So, now that you know GetUp has lied to you about climate and renewable energy, and you’ve likely worked out that a huge number of lies went into the covid plandemic, I’d like to invite you over to the side of realism and freedom.

    The UAP has a plan to head off the Great Reset and your eternal enslavement by paying off the hideous ALP-LNP-Greens $1 trillion debt and returning our prosperity.

    Only through prosperity can we afford to properly preserve our marvellous natural environment.

    3/. The frightbat replies (08/04/22) …

    You are a conspiracy theorist nutcase, completely bonkers!

    No, I do not want to join your band of yellow pixies.

    4/. I write back again (08/04/22) …

    Prove me wrong.

    In fact, show me the research paper that proves CO2-warming.

    I’ll wait.

    5/. Frightbat summons up all his resources and fires back with the most original response his tiny smooth brain can muster (08/04/22) …

    Bugger off dickhead

    6/. So, I wrote back, in my usual considered and polite way (09/04/22) …

    Obviously, you’re an anti-scientific, communist zealot,

    And you wrote to me first, you insufferable socialist.

    7/. Then, after a lengthy period of avoiding the discussion, our mate the frightbat muster his courage after his Green mates also failed to win Kennedy (22/05/22) …

    Well now you get to see how your daft ideas resonate with the voters of Kennedy. Are you feeling just a bit daft this morning? And what an appalling waste of money that should have been spent fighting global warming and stopping the pandemic.

    Go away and never come back.

    8/. So, I replied again (22/05/22) …

    Enjoy communism, expensive electricity and fuel, food shortages, forced medication, digital tracking, and a very cold future, Tony, because the brainwashed sheeple like you believe the liars in the ALP and LNP and the mainstream media.

    By the way, did you walk to vote? Or did you drive a “fossil-fuelled” car?

    9/. Frightbat still hasn’t learned and has another go (22/05/22) …

    As a matter of fact, I rode a bike.

    10/. So, I replied again.

    Your rode a bicycle? If it wasn’t a bicycle made entirely from parts you gnawed from deadfall timber, Tony, your attempt at signalling your virtue is yet another leftard faceplant.

    If your bicycle has steel parts then you contributed to atmospheric CO2 when the iron ore was dug out and transported by fossil-fuelled machines, and then smelted with metallurgical coal to strip out the excess oxygen atoms using thermal coal as the heat source.

    Its aluminium parts were smelted from alumina, also dug out, transported and refined by fossil-fuelled machines, using the type of electricity that can only be produced by coal, nuclear, or large hydro – not wind or solar.

    Those parts were all machined from the raw metal by machines using nuclear-fired, coal-fired or large hydroelectricity and transported using fossil-fuelled machines.

    Its plastic parts were produced from liquid petroleum gas.

    If your bicycle was actually a form of electric motorcycle then you pushed African children into cobalt mines and Chinese Uighur slaves into lithium refineries, destroying their health in the process.

    When you rode along on your bicycle you huffed out 40,000 ppm of CO2, while inhaling polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon emissions and diesel particulates from passing traffic deep into your lungs.

    Your arrogance is matched only by your ignorance, Tony. The only way you’d impress me would be if you could prove to me you can live for a month without touching or benefitting from a single item brought to you by fossil fuels.

    You wouldn’t be able to do it for longer than an hour or two.

    Now do be quiet before you embarrass yourself yet again. You’re dumber than dirt.

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  67. kaysee kaysee says:

    As we were leaving BobKat said to me, “I’d love to see you in Canberra, Pete – you’d really liven the place up. Should you win this little tussle between you and I, can I come and work for you?”

    Cardimona, there are different kinds of winning. You may not have won the seat of Kennedy, but you are still a winner.

    You stepped in the ring and gave it a go. You tried your best. You joined the ranks of the many freedom fighters in this country who stood as candidates in electorates, all around Australia.

    Despite being political rivals, BobKat respects you and was good enough to pay you a well-deserved compliment.

    Well done. Thank you for the time and effort you put into the campaign.

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