How can you go from 33C yesterday to 19C today? Is it because of the Equinox heralding the beginning of Autumn? We are having showers, which I'm not complaining about, but it's windy and it feels like Winter. Aaargh!!
Why are we never happy with the weather? When we reach our senior years we should be happy that we wake to enjoy another day on this wonderful earth. Yep, I'm not going to complain anymore, I'll just enjoy each and every day from now on.
Yeah right!!! LOL
Now onto politics. I don't understand a politicians thinking. In Australia we have a Prime Minister who is Julia Gillard. She represents the Labor Party. Tony Abbott is the Opposition leader. He represents the Liberal Party. If the Liberals get into power and form government they usually join forces with the National Party to form a Coalition.
Tony Abbott, Liberal leader
Why do some of the Labor politicians keep supporting Julia Gillard? It is quite obvious the average voter dislikes her intensely. Yet the pollies keep supporting her. Don't they realise that their seats are not safe and they could be out of a job as well.
Take today. The PM announced that there would be a vote among the Labor Caucas to elect a new leader. Everybody expected Kevin Rudd to end up being the new PM but he didn't challenge.
About twelve months ago he tried to depose Ms Gillard but he failed. Kevin Rudd is the voters favourite to lead the Labor Party. She has not got all the Labor politicians supporting her as there are some who are Kevin Rudd backers. Those who are Rudd supporters and were Ministers in Gillards' government have resigned and been sent to the backbench.
Kevin Rudd, previous Prime Minister
So, we still have Julia Gillard as the PM. For how long I don't know. They have now gone on holidays for the next 6-7 weeks and the rumblings will continue. Why don't the politicians go to Gillard and tell her, seeing that she is so unpopular among the voters to stand aside and let someone else take over the leadership.
Julia Gillard, Prime Minister
Just do it, for the good of the Labor Party and for the good of government in this country. When the Liberals get in with their vast majority we will have no effective Opposition. Don't they say......a good government is only as good as the opposition. If there's no opposition what hope has this country got?
A similar situation exists in South Australia. We are governed by a Labor Party who's on the nose and when we have the State election in March 2014 the Liberals will win hands down. Labor will lose so many seats and this state will end up with no effective Opposition either.
In the words of one commentator....."politics is a dirty, stinkin', filthy business".