In inner city Melbourne, left-wing politicos – who infest the electorate like summer blowflies around a fresh turd – all call themselves “progressives”; despite the fact that very few of them believe in any form of economic progress or jobs growth whatsoever.
The end game here is the Greenies’ fiendish plan to complete the political capture of the heartland of Australia’s second largest city from its traditional ALP owners – Lord Mayor and the Melbourne City Council (election due in October); the state seat of Melbourne (now); and the federal seat of Melbourne (any day now).
If the Greenies hoodwink the electors of Melbourne into believing that they are all about saving trees from bulldozers and protecting fluffy furry animals; they will then reveal their ugly face – which is to use voodoo economics to power all the lights in the CBD with renewable energy.
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has come out swinging against Labor, accusing the party of not having values. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen.
Here’s what The Greens Party candidate for the seat of Melbourne, Cathy “Okidoki” Oke, told an adoring reporter on ABC News Online on 14 June:
‘Ms Oke says she wants to treble investment in energy efficiency programs and renewable energy. She also wants a fund to enable community groups to establish local solar farms. "We want the ability for communities, organisations, residential apartment buildings to be able to invest in solar and make money out of it but also enable us to reduce our reliance on coal," she said. "We want out city and our state to be powered by renewable energy."’
Ooh! Nice one Okidoki! There go all the trains and trams, the street lights; and the base-load brown-coal-generated power that runs the hospitals, the city business towers and the Greenies’ precious iPhones, iPads, iPods, Apple Macs and 55’ HD LED LCD TV screens.
Once you’ve finish turning off all the lights in Victoria, Cathy; perhaps you can close down Melbourne Airport and ban all cars. That should do it!
Official Greenie policy is for a 40 percent cut in emissions by 2020 (that’s eight years’ time folks) with zero emissions by 2050 – when not even a cat or dog is allowed to fart.
Don’t, whatever you do, vote Green tomorrow. They will burn down the electorate!
The Greenies have emerged from the primeval slime to cut off Melbourne’s electricity supply.
WELCOME TO COUNTRY…
“Wominjeka!” (“Welcome to Melbourne!”)
Henry Thornton respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of the Kulin Nation, a place now known by its European name of Melbourne (originally Bearbrass).
For the Wurundjeri, Boonerwrung, Taungurong, Djajawurrung and the Wathaurung people who make up the Kulin Nation, Melbourne has always been an important meeting place and location for social, educational, sporting and cultural events and activities.
The Kulin nation is an alliance of several language groups of indigenous Australians, whose ancestors had lived in the area for approximately 30,000 years. The Kulin lived by fishing, hunting and gathering, and made a good living from the rich food sources of Port Phillip and the surrounding grasslands.
On all accounts, the Wurundjeri were a very spiritual people. As are the European, Asian, African and American people that followed them onto this sacred land.
Melbourne’s many Muslims (Somalis refuges mostly) will begin today (Friday) to observe Ramadan – the holiest month of the Islamic calendar – as it commemorates Allah sending the Archangel Jibril (Gabriel) to the Prophet Mohammad to convey to him the first verses of the Quran (Koran).
Every Muslim – who is past the age of puberty and mentally and physically fit and observes the month – must fast. The fast starts from dawn and ends at dusk. This daily fasting routine carries on every day for the entire month.
Fasting is meant to humble oneself and increase moral discipline as well as serve as a reminder of the plight of those less fortunate who live in hunger and deprivation. During the month, Muslims aspire to become more pious, generous and good to others while exercising self-discipline.
Muslims, Jews and Christians are all People of the Book. They all share recognition of the God of Abraham as the one and only God and they practice revealed faiths based on divine ordinances.
Melbourne (and particularly Lygon Street, Carlton) also has a strong Jewish heritage. At least 15 Jews are known to have come to Australia as convicts on the First Fleet in 1788.
The Jewish population of Australia was 97,335 in the 2011 census. One estimate put the Jewish population of Melbourne at 60,000.
Which is why, at the Carlton meet the candidates forum on 7 July, your correspondent gentle readers, delicately asked Cr Cathy Oke:
- if she was aware of that Jewish heritage in the electorate?
- was she aware of the Greens-controlled Marrickville Council in Sydney?
- and, if elected, would she support a boycott of all goods and services from Israel as the Greens had done in Marrickville?
Despite having a doctorate in science, Dr Okidoki, denied any knowledge of Carlton’s Jewish heritage; denied the Green Party controlled Marrickville Council and, finally denied the Greens Party would ever support a boycott against anyone – thereby letting all three questions go through to the keeper.
However, she did offer the gratuitous advice that she thought “they make very good coffee in Carlton” as proof of her local credentials and capabilities.
Lately, the atheists in the Greens Party have been upsetting the Christians with an attempt to reintroduce the ban on “State Aid” to church schools that Gough Whitlam got rid of in 1972.
Are the Muslims next on the Greenies hate list?
I don’t know about you, gentle readers, but I’m sick and tired of the media and the candidates saying the ALP has held this seat since 1908. The awful truth is that the ALP has only held the seat since 1955; which is only 57 years where I went to school.
The ALP wrested it (during the Split) from the Anti-Communist Labor Party (now the DLP) who have a candidate called Michael Murphy in this election tomorrow. The Pro-Communist Labor Party are now called the Greens and their candidate in this election tomorrow is Cathy Oke.
In the 1890s, the parliaments of the colonies were dominated by free-traders and protectionists – they constituted the opposing forces at the polls and on the floor of the House. Until the Labor Party was in a position to form government, it therefore chose to adopt the strategy of providing support in return for concessions – perhaps in much the same way as third parties (like the Greens) do today.
The seat of Melbourne District seat was established in 1856. It was abolished in 1859, and re-established in 1889. These are the Victorian Electoral Commission official results:
1955 Anti-Communist Labor
1955 - present ALP
This woman has been the main issue in tomorrow’s by-election. The ALP-Green alliance has fallen apart and the Greens and Labor really are "at war" with each other.
At the top level, the relationship between Julia Gillard and Christine Milne appears strong. Gillard needs the Greens to continue to govern. In the Senate, the Greens hold the balance of power. In the House of Representatives, Adam Bandt’s lower house vote is also pretty handy in a razor-thin majority of one.
Somewhat bizarrely, Labor (or Wothisname?, the State Opposition leader) seems to think it is all about Liberal Premier Ted Baillieu.
Your correspondent, gentle readers, will be voting for that nice little Greek girl, Jen Kanis, in tomorrow’s Melbourne by-election. I know she’s the candidate of “the-party-that-dares-not-speak-its-name”; but she’s a hell-of-a lot better than the alternative that is green and hairy and lives at the bottom of Arden St in a wheelie bin.
Labor Party candidate Jennifer Kanis is contesting the by-election for the state seat of Melbourne. Picture: Aaron Francis Source: The Australian