L.D.P. policy

Liberal Democratic Party

(not to be confused with the Liberal Party, who are neither liberal, nor democratic)

 

This party is by far THE most consistent an easiest to decifer of all the myriad parties lusting for Power at this election.

Their basic philosophy can be summed up by the idea of the less government interference in our lives the better. This may appear at first blush to resemble the Anarchist philosophy, but there is one significant difference, and that is the right to bear arms and defend your property from those who have none.

Support:

Gay Marriage, and any other marriage for that matter.

Small Government

Free Trade

The Free Market

Voluntary Euthenasia

Legalisation of Pot

Citizen Initiated Referenda

Recall Elections – Where citizens can gather together and demand a re appraisal of a particularily unscrupulous

Voluntary Voting (One must be very careful here as your very own supporters are likely to be the first to take up their new-found freedom and neglect to vote, thus contributing to a significant erosion of your most vital support base)

Vouchers for school kids ( unlimited government funding for elitist schools)

Oppose:

No criminalization of victimless crimes.

Definition: activities in which the participant is the only person likely to suffer adverse consequences. Such as:

Dangerous and unwise actions such as failing to wear a seatbelt or helmet, BASE jumping and bungy jumping.

Pornography involving adults by adults (with safeguards to protect children).

Abortion – other than late term abortions where the foetus would be viable if born naturally.

Prostitution involving adults.

Assisted suicide where a free and informed choice has been made.

Public nudity and fornication

Smoking Pot

 

Government ownership of the A.B.C., S.B.S. or anything else for that matter

(Let more qualified people like Mr. Murdoch look after that)

No subsidies – No buts

No foreign aid (awe, that’s a bit mean isn’t it )

No controls on gamboling

Suicide- the only crime where the act is legal but the accomplice is a criminal

 

No government education beyond year 12 (Turn in your grave, Gough)

No Government emasculation of trade Unions.

 

All of these positions share the common principle of decreasing the role of government. They differ from “left-wing” people who often want the government to control the economy but not our social lives, and from “right-wing” people who want the government to control our social lives but not the economy.

 

As we can see, it is quite easy to second guess the Party line on any particular issue, thus doing away with the many shocks and surprises of modern politics.

Ah, if only life was that simple.

 

This data has been extracted from the L.D.P. website (not entirelly verbatim – be especially suspicious of sections in parenthesis)

 

 

 

Family Fist policy

Family First

(an extreme far right Christian Fundamentalist Party – see Australian Taliban)

 

More cash for stay-at-home mums (sorry Dads, you miss out)

More support for carrers

Harsher penalties for Drug offences (and everything else, for that matter)

Increase in foreign aid to 1% of budget

Housing-Increase via selling more land, removing urban growth boundaries and zoning restrictions around towns. (open slather-developers salivating already)

Education

More cash for private schools.

More autonomy for private schools (especially fundamentalst Christian schools)

More rights for the disabled

Less rights for workers

Flat Tax Policy (to match flat earth policy)

20% Tax Free 20% Company Tax 20% PersonaL Tax (a simple tax for simple people)

Less regulation for small bisiness

More roads, bigger roads, better roads

Less mining tax

Less payroll tax

Anti Euthenasia

Anti Gay Marriage

Anti De facto relationships

Anti Divorce (basically F.F. believe the offspring of these relationships are usually worse people than the offspring of monogamous heterosexual married couples)

Anti Abortion (It is estimated that if this policy is implemented around the world, the population would at least double and continue to grow exponentially until life became so intolerable, children would sue their parents for being born. Perhaps this undesirable outcome could be avoided if Family First offered to care for all unwanted pregnancies forced to full term for the rest of their lives)

Climate Change Deniers

“The climate changes all the time, big deal, get over it”

“Carbon Dioxide is not a pollutant, it is a plant food. It has no effect on climate”.

“The climate debate is not settled and never will be”.

The right to private property is THE most fundamental right for all Australians, including kooris*.

(except for those without any, including Kooris who had theirs stolen)

This involves stealing as much land as possible from the original inhabitants, then enshrining that theft in the Constitution as The Right to Private Property.

Once Koories have individual ownership of land they should be encouraged to sell it as soon as possible, so they can assimilate, (join the ‘rat race’) move to the city and live happily ever after.

Basic Philosophy – Zero Tolerance for just about everything

This data has been extracted from the F.F. website (not entirelly verbatim – be especially suspicious of sections in parenthesis)

 

*Indiginous owners of South Eastern Australia

 

 

 

Cuntree Alliance policy

Country Alliance

 

An alliance of loggers, fishermen (sorry ladies),farmers shooters and bush abusers.

Support:

Country of origin food labeling

More funding for agricultural research

Live Cattle Exports (occasionally reclassified as dead cattle imports upon arrival, after their long and arduous journey across the sea)

Offshore processing of livestock and refugees

More T.A.F.E. funding

More mandatory sentencing

Less discretion for judges

More discretion for police issuing speeding fines (to take bribes)

Decentralization of Parks Victoria & D.E.P.I. (to the Simpson Desert)

More drinking water in ‘the bush’ ( this will help reduce the number of deaths from thirst)

More doctors for ‘the bush’

More, bigger, better roads in ‘the bush’

Less mobile black spots in ‘the bush

Less bush in ‘the bush’

More fishing, hunting, shooting off-road driving & horse riding in National Parks (Parks to be renamed Ingland)

More boat ramps in Ingland

Special off-road licenses for 14-18 year olds (valid only in Ingland)

More fishing in Marine Parks (Marine Parks to be renamed Fun Parks)

Less Marine Parks

Less National Parks

Open season on water birds (could be extended to all other wild animals if bird stocks dwindle drastically. All endangered birds shot accidentally to be cryogenically frozen until such time as they can be resuscitated)

More hunting of feral animals for pleasure.

Small business V Duopoly (Coles & Woolies)

More logging of old growth forests for toilet paper

Animal Rights – to graze in National Parks

Climate Change

‘The greatest challenge the humans have ever faced’

– Banky Moon, President of The United Nations

‘Does not exist so no need for a policy’ – Cuntree Alliance

 

This data has been extracted from the A.C.A. website

(not entirelly verbatim – be especially suspicious of sections in parenthesis)

 

 

 

 

Labor policy

 

Small L liberal (Liberal Lite)

Promises

Signature promises:

1 Ban puppy farms

-Bitches to be limited to 5 litters each (if successful this policy could be extended to humans)

2 Make grand final day a public holiday (blatant populism of the first order)

3 Make Easter Monday a public holiday (but only for practicing Christians – 7% of the population and plumeting)

4 Change number plates to: Victoria – The State ov Ejukayshun

 

More money for everything than the Libs

More everything for everyone than the Libs

More trains than the Libs, including 24 hour trains on weekends (complete with free berokas, panadol and soft pillows

Less tunnels than the Libs

A Royal Commision into domestic violence

Less money for Local Councils –Capped rates

More money for Ambos, nurses, firies and teachers + anyone else who wants it

Cancer compo for firefighters to be paid before they die rather than after

Bendigo to Wandong bike trail

Environmental & animal laboratory in Bendigo (for conducting gruesome experiments on animals, no doubt)

Community sports facilities, especially women’s change rooms (for changing clothes, not gender) At present they are often forced to change behind the bushes where perverts might be lurking

Grow Barramundi in abandoned pits at Hazelwood power station (one of their more bizzare ideas but could have legs if we can export them to Darwin)

More walking trails to major centres (cutting emmisions and keeping fit)

More cash for Stawell Gift (to bring out Oscar Pistrius, who has had his legs confiscated to dissuade him from absconding)

More fish for recreational anglers:

Including sex education for target species to boost fish stocks

A selective breading program to produce slower, dumber fish

A selective breeding program to produce smarter anglers

No more National Parks

More support for LGBTGDs* including dedicated councilors in every secondary school (Suggestion – Cut funding for religious schools that refuse to support LGBTGDs)

Dedicated commissioner for gender and sexuality(first job would be teaching the mug punters what LGBTGD actually stands for, then assisting LGBTGDs to work out which pidgeon hole they would like to nest in, if any)

Encourage people to take less drugs (good luck) including:

A crackdown on crack

A freeze on ice

Halt the spread of black ice on the Calder freeway (by heating bridges)

Build a bigger stadium in Bendigo than the Libs (more blatant populism)

 

Boost immunization levels by introducing:

No Jab – No Play unimmunized children to be banned from childcare, except for conscientious objectors (who will presumably be required to supply their own personal escape-proof bubble)

No jab no family tax benefit, no childcare benefit, (no lollies at play time)

 

Arrest the epidemic of mental health problems (free happy pills at McDonalds)

Climate Change

More education, including:

Music to be taught in every school (Lib kids to learn drums at home)

Ignore the environment altogether unless the Libs mention it.

Breakfast to be served in every school to combat truancy (Bread & butter for state schools, wine & waifers for the catholics salmon and sour cream for the private schools kiddies)

Finish C.S.C. intergration (at last)

“This is an area best left up to the Greens” – Senator Moore/Browncoal

More overseas junkets

Remove 50 level crossings

Reduce double crossings(that’s for you Mr.Shaw)

Think up an environment policy before the election. (could include

growing mushrooms in the East-West tunnel – or is that agriculture policy?)

Take action on Climate Change

  • Reduce wind farm residential exclusion zone from 2ks to 1k
  • Keep Coal fired power station exclusion zone at 50metres

 

*Lesbian Gay Bisexual Gender Diverse (or maybe Gender? Don’t know)

 

 

 

This data has been extracted from the Labor website

(not entirelly verbatim – be especially suspicious of sections in parenthesis)

 

Animal Justice Party Policy

Animal Justice

Support:

More forests
More wildlife bassed tourism to encourage empathy between species
More wildlife corridors (Treeways not Freeways)
More wildlife in general
Real action on Climate Change, including:
Price on carbon
Renewable Energy Target
Learning from animal adaptation to climate change
Decarbonize of the economy
Include livestock in emissions calculation
Education in food based emissions
Note -methane emissions from livestock + carbon emissions from land clearance for livestock is more than double emissions from coal fired power plants

Competition for habitat between animals and humans is caused by a surfeit of humans, not an excess of animals.
(animal plagues should be reclassified as human plagues)

Change in the law that classifies animals as chatels (slaves)
Animals are people too.
Quote –
‘Animals make such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no judgements’

Removal all impediments to animals leading a rich and fulfilling life and achieving their full potential
(it is envisaged that this could be extended to human beings some time in the future)

Extend anti cruelty protection for companion animals to all animals, including livestock.
(Encourage dogs not to bite people.)

Voluntary euthenasia for animals. ( Animals should not be slaughtered for human consumption unless they are fed up with life and wish to die – after a thorough psychological assessment of course)
‘Animals are my friends and l don’t eat my friends’ – George Bernard Shaw

Dolphins, being far more intelligent, should be allowed to run the world
(they couldn’t do any worse than us)

Oppose:

Abolish slavery for animals (in line with the Magna Carta – circa 1288 AD – No person shall be incarcerated who has not committed a crime.)
(it is envisaged that in a future Utopia that animals with aptitude will enjoy the same rights as humans, including the right to vote)
Abolish bounty on Dingos.
Replace with protection for an endangered species
Abolish barbed wire fences
Ban live animal exports (surprise, surprise)
Ban culling of Brumbies in the high country
Ban jumps racing (except jumps with a maximum height of 50cm)
(Ban jumps racing for elephants)
(Ban dwarf Pony Tossing Competitions)
(Ban wombat racing)
(Allow beastiality between consenting adults in the privacy of the bedroom)
(Oppose the slaughter of koalas for human consumption. Aparently they taste awful, not unlike fairy penguins)

Tackle Reverse Sexism in the egg industry – 11 million MALE chicks are Euthenised every year simply because they cannot lay eggs, despite all their efforts
The exploitation of animals in circuses and rodeos
(including wombats, without their written consent)

Ban Animal experiments
Experimenters – read torturers – say:
‘Animals are good for experiments as they are like us’
‘It is morally OK to experiment on animals because they are not like us’ )

Vegetarian – definition: An old norse word meaning lousy hunter.

This data has been extracted from the A.J.P. website (not entirelly verbatim – be especially suspicious of sections in parenthesis)

If you feel the need to verify how closely it resembles the original

Go to A.J.P. Website

Greens Policy

Greens

 

The Greens win the prize for the most number of policies, having policies on every conceivable facet of human existence, far too many to list here.

For the full list go to www.greens.org.au/policy

(make a pot of tea and cancel all appointments)

It is probably a lot easier to clarify what policies the Greens do not have.

Contrary to popular belief , they do not, as a general rule, eat babies,

nor do they advocate handing out free heroine to school children.

For a general appraisal of the Greens it is germane to quote Abraham Lincoln-

“The Greens are as pure as the driven snow”

 

Note on preferences:

As you may well be aware, the Greens, after favoring their favorites, are giving their preferences to Palmer in the upper house. At first blush this may seem to tarnish their image of purity, that particular party being firmly ensconced in the bosom of the right. But their rationale is clear and unequivocal:

It is of vital importance to frustrate the efforts of either member of the duopoly (Lib/Lab) from gaining a majority, as this would mean no more ‘balance of power’, and take all the fun out of the bun fight this is shaping up to be.

Enjoy!

 

Disclaimer:

At this juncture, I feel it only right and proper to divulge that I happen to be a card carrying member of the Greens, but l ask you not to hold that against them.

“An idea cannot choose its followers’ – The Great Leader (Kim Il Sung, not Clive Palmer)

 

l am also at pains to point out that the onions expressed in this diatribe are my own personal views.

Any similarity to Greens official policy is purely coincidental.

 

Marijuana dreams go up in smoke

 

Smoking pot is quite possibly the most popular illegal activity in the world, due no doubt to the fact that governments throughout the globe are almost unanimous in their philosophy that ‘if it feels good, ban it!’

Surveys indicate that about 30% of the Australian population have smoked pot at one time or another. This number would obviously increase to above 50% if it were legally available. So, if a majority of the population would like to smoke it, why, in a democracy is it still illegal? I have often pondered this conundrum. Personally I gave up the stuff long ago. Back in the 70’s (remember them?) we were convinced that legalization was just around the corner, but alas all our dreams went up in a puff of smoke. So here we find ourselves 40 years later and no closer to that dream becoming a reality. The cops are still running around chasing pot growers and pot sellers, despite the fact that the higher echelons of the police force itself feel it is a complete and utter waist of their time and resources.

I think it is fair to say that your average common or garden pot smoker would be a left winger, and for most smokers legalisation is far from the most important issue in their lives, so any left wing party is not going to pick up many extra votes by calling for legalisation.   Whereas for those members of the community that oppose drugs, all drugs and every drug, no butts, it is a very emotive issue, a vote changer. There are a significant number of working class people, or ‘working families’ as they are now referred to, who would not vote for a party that otherwise had their best interests at heart, if that party was ‘soft on drugs’.

So the impasse continues ad infinitum.

This analysis can be extrapolated to many other thorny issues that crop up on a perennial basis. Terrorism, boat people, gay marriage, abortion, euthanasia, killer bees, etc, etc. The core issue of any democracy is surely, who controls the purse strings, the wealthy elite or the rest of us? But somehow the rich have convinced us that other issues are far more important than getting our fair share of our countries abundant riches. The working poor have made a deal with the devil, ‘we will allow you to rule over us, and exploit us and neglect our fundamental wellbeing as long as you keep us safe from drugs, gays, terrorists, hooligans, anarchists, killer bees and every other fear that fills our hearts with dred.

This time-honoured and effective stratagem is called Rule by Fear.

 

Ben Laycock 2012                                                                               www.benlaycock.com.au