Archive for March 24th, 2012

The Kony nonsense, and the great election outcome in Queensland

An email to 2GB’s Glenn Wheeler

G’day Glenn,

You’re absolutely right about the strange bloke behind the Kony video. His so-called charity has one of the worst ratings of all the charities for the percentage of donated funds which actually goes towards charitable activities. Also, did you see the story about how the people who are victims of Kony are offended by the campaign, as they say it is dreadful to try and make Kony famous and put his name on t-shirts etc, regardless of the cause.

Anyway, on to other matters, it’s great to see a good man like Campbell Newman lead a good group of conservatives to power in Queensland. Labor and the Greens suffered strong swings against them, so I think there is a message in this for the federal government and their amazing taxes on air and dirt. State issues were obviously the big issue, but it’s pretty clear that the mining states don’t appreciate these big taxes.

Have a great week Glenn…and good luck to your Sharks tonight…I see they’re in the lead now.

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

March 24th, 2012 at 10:45pm

Twitter Updates for 2012-03-24

  • @BretBaier Have a great holiday Bret. Any chance you can visit Australia and set up an Aussie Fox News Channel? Call it a "working holiday"! in reply to BretBaier #
  • Looks like it's going to be a big conservative win RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Newspoll QLD State Primary Votes: ALP 28 (-2) LNP 50 (+3) #qldvotes #
  • Busy night tonight. NRL on radio, AFL on TV & radio. QLD election online, then some English Premier League around midnight. #
  • My QLD election prediction (as requested by @coffeyn). LNP 70, Labor 11, KAP 5, other 3. I also predict Campbell Newman will keep his seat. #
  • Correction: Campbell Newman to WIN Ashgrove. He doesn't currently hold the seat, so keeping it would be problematic. #
  • I hope all the states do. RT @9NewsOnline: NSW may fight mining tax http://t.co/ERfSw8o9 #
  • @afl the link in the match centre to the Crocmedia radio stream is broken. #
  • The link to the Crocmedia stream is still broken on the AFL website. The direct link is mms://bptvlive.ngcdn.telstra.com/online-radio-afl_8 #
  • Conservatives win QLD election easily. Currently LNP 71, ALP 5, other 4. TBC 9. #
  • Campbell Newman is winning Ashgrove easily and will be QKD Premier. Anna Bligh currently behind in a tight contest for Sth Brisbane. #

March 24th, 2012 at 09:00pm


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