Well that’s it then, if the ALP form government, and I expect they will, Queensland is stuffed. With Greens and the unions at the table our costs are going to skyrocket along with the debt. How did it come to this. Unquestionably Newman came across as a decisive and firm leader and this was portrayed as arrogant but when you have to make calls that hurt some, then this will be the result. He should have better explained what he was doing and why. As in; “We have to cut the public service because it is way to big, so big in fact, that Bligh had to borrow money to pay wages. We can’t afford it. If we do this in conjunction with cutting Green tape, then in due course, business will expand and employment overall will improve.” The anti- bikie laws got a lot of flack. They should never have been referred to as Anti-bikie because as soon as you do that the criminal gangs will produce a video of some rough head bikie cuddling a toy bear on the way to giving it to a poor little kid. Warm and cuddly images that ignore the fact that said bikie, more than likely, had attended a meeting the previous evening where income from drugs, prostitution and extortion were allocated to other criminals. The laws as they stand should just have been strengthened and sold as anti crime-gang laws. If consorting is no longer in vogue in today’s Everyone’s innocent climate then just change the laws and tell the human rights lawyers to look up human responsibilities Media. It doesn’t matter whether we are working on improving the country or state. It doesn’t matter that were are fixing the economy because the media will just ignore it and find something of no import and make it the catch of the day. The voters themselves don’t understand or even consider economics. The young ones vote for handouts and the older ones respond to the media telling them to hate Abbott or Newman and actually vote accordingly. They read things like Abbott gave Phillip a Knighthood and that’s terrible and take offence. It doesn’t matter that Hawke gave Phillip Australia’s highest honour years ago and that Abbott was simply upgrading it as the awards system itself had been upgraded. It doesn’t matter that the other significant Commonwealth countries had awarded Phillip similar honours and that is simply protocol at that level. The Conservative hating media made it the catch of the day and when voters should’ve been thinking and talking about economics and who best to fix up Queensland’s near bankrupt economy, they were led astray and were talking about insignificant stuff that simply didn’t matter. The LNP lost control of the debate. Wayne Swan on ABC literally said “debt and deficits don’t matter!” and he is right. The man who took over as national Treasurer with $50b in the bank and successfully turned that into a $300b debt should know. He continues to act as if he did well as Treasurer and voters, with the memory of a lightning bolt, nod their heads and agree. The ABC have given up all pretense of being unbiased. They simply campaign for the ALP and we do nothing about it. We conservatives are being flogged by the media and we appear to just accept it. Fight back you bastards and do something about it. There is no reason for the government of the day to accept that a media arm that they fund, openly campaigns to get them outed from office. Don’t be weak and roll over. Attack. Don’t be afraid of upsetting ABC watchers. They already hate you because the ABC tell them to. If you do force the ABC to employ a centre-right commentator for every centre-left employed then who knows, their viewing audience might improve. In Queensland we are in for a rough ride. The ALP, led by a woman who doesn’t even know what the GST rate is, who has a stated plan to pay back Anna Bligh’s debt in 63 years looks like falling over the line and forming government. She will be obliged to reemploy all the public servants that have lost their jobs, give the unions back their business destroying power and considering she will have won by Greens preferences, will have to dance to their tune as well. Look forward to the slow down of development and the associated jobs and income and increased cost for services as the unions get their payback. You voted for it.