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Oh, yes, it is. If only I was home to enjoy it.
Posted by Justine at 4:52, 24 November 2007 under State of the World, Sydney/Australia | 45 Comments »
November 24th, 2007 at 5:57 AM
November 24th, 2007 at 5:59 AM
folk on LJ Says:
And he’s going to lose his seat. LOSE HIS SEAT! ‘scuse me, I need to go bask in schadenfreude’s toasty glow.
November 24th, 2007 at 6:52 AM
it was one of those elections of the century. it’s like a door has opened and when we sneak a look through that door, we see hope.
November 24th, 2007 at 8:15 AM
andrew macrae Says:
November 24th, 2007 at 8:29 AM
A far better result than I dared hope for. I watched the ABC election coverage all night in fascination. A good night indeed!
November 24th, 2007 at 8:56 AM
The living room I was in looked like this:
November 24th, 2007 at 8:59 AM
why was it a great day?
November 24th, 2007 at 10:22 AM
YAY!!!! *Dances Around*
November 24th, 2007 at 10:23 AM
10. Justine Says:
Isn’t it the most wonderful thing ever? I managed to stay up till just before 5:30AM NYC time following it. Only to learn just now that I missed Howard’s concession by seconds. Gah!!!
Kadie-Wa: Secret Oz business.
November 24th, 2007 at 10:49 AM
i haven’t been able to stop smiling all day! at least we ex-pats had the internet and phone and radio and so on to easily keep track of what was happening. time to go have some celebratory drinks i feel!
November 24th, 2007 at 11:50 AM
12. Justine Says:
Indeed. Oh intramanets how I loves you. Almost as much as I love Maxine McKew.
November 24th, 2007 at 11:52 AM
I can only hope we’re all feeling this way in three or four years (and, yeah, I’m happy about the result, too).
November 24th, 2007 at 12:06 PM
November 24th, 2007 at 1:08 PM
Wait, I still don’t get it. Where is oz? Like the Wizard of oz??
November 24th, 2007 at 1:41 PM
kadie-wa — oz is australia. and they got rid of howard in the elections for prime minister. whoo down under!
November 24th, 2007 at 4:01 PM
why it is the best day ever?
here it is the worst weather ever. it is cold, it is raining, it is cold, and it is below 50
November 24th, 2007 at 5:33 PM
ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! thanks! I totally get it now. That helps a TON. Oz=Australia!! ohhh! Yay, now this is my happy day too!
November 24th, 2007 at 5:59 PM
Hurray hurray hurray!
November 24th, 2007 at 8:39 PM
Terry Frost Says:
The light on the hill will win out eventually. The Libs and Nats have nothing like it. Here’s hoping the nation’s future is brighter and focused on much more than economics.
November 24th, 2007 at 9:03 PM
I feel very left out. Is it a holiday today for Oz…my calander doesn’t say anything about it…hmph. I’m stumped. Is it becasue there’s a full moon? I’m going to stop guessing now.
November 24th, 2007 at 9:44 PM
When I heard the news on the radio, one of my first thoughts was “I’m going to have to congratulate Justine!”
November 24th, 2007 at 10:04 PM
Patrick, the Space Lord Says:
WOW! this is better than UNICORNS!
November 24th, 2007 at 10:53 PM
I must have been sitting glued to the tv for about 5 hours, watching the coverage. and it worked out my way in the end! yay!
the friendly dentist is finally our pm!
November 24th, 2007 at 10:54 PM
glenda larke Says:
Hey, it’s safe to go home now…*grinning*
November 25th, 2007 at 12:34 AM
kadie-wa, Australia just had a change of government. This is why we’re so happy .
November 25th, 2007 at 12:54 AM
so very excited
and just a little delicate… too much happy making last night
November 25th, 2007 at 3:23 AM
is this like the australian equivelent of what would happen if bush got defeated?
if it is, than yay!!!!
November 25th, 2007 at 10:01 AM
29. Justine Says:
Emily: Yes, it is. We had eleven years of darkness and despair and now the bad man is gone.
November 25th, 2007 at 10:27 AM
happy happy joy joy! i would have responded faster but i was at the paaaaaarrrrrttttaaaaayyyyyyy! there were munchies and libations and dancing and such.
November 25th, 2007 at 12:55 PM
11 years?!?!?! that’s horrible! at least we only have bush for eight.
November 25th, 2007 at 5:40 PM
32. Justine Says:
See my next post.
November 25th, 2007 at 5:42 PM
I was so anxious on polling day that I had to play The Smiths, twice. The result is better than anyone hoped.
November 25th, 2007 at 7:18 PM
In a big way! We broke into the champers as soon as we got majority! It was actually 11 and a half painful years. Stop the pulp mills, please! (although, I’m actually from brisbane…)
November 26th, 2007 at 3:22 AM
David Moles Says:
congrats! I’m even more tempted to move to australia than I already was.
November 26th, 2007 at 7:39 AM
Patrick, The Space Lord Says:
there seems to be a line through one of my words.
November 26th, 2007 at 8:50 AM
I hate to be a downer on this happy day for all Australians, but I have two words: Bob Rae.
I know really obscure. He was the premier of Ontario from 1990 and 1995. He was the leader of the New Democratic party; this is the equivalent to the labour party in Canada.
He ran as a New Democrat and ruled like a Tory. Still depresses me.
Hopefully things will work out better in Australia. After all, Howard was evil; anybody who hates unions and loves george bush is evil in my book.
November 26th, 2007 at 12:18 PM
canadians have a government? that’s news to me!
November 26th, 2007 at 6:45 PM
amy fiske Says:
excellent news! oz gains hope and happiness and george loses his last toady. what more could anyone ask, really? oh yeah, we still have to do something about george…
November 26th, 2007 at 7:02 PM
I am late in saying HELL YEAH!
Does that mean you’ll come home now?
November 27th, 2007 at 8:04 PM
41. Justine Says:
Sean: Sadly, not till February. Worst luck!
November 27th, 2007 at 9:56 PM
Alas! That means you’ll miss the aurealis shindig. But I’m looking forward to seeing you and Scott sometime soon after that. There’s champagne to be drunk in honour of Howard’s downfall…
November 27th, 2007 at 11:04 PM
Sean, you’ll just have to drink Justine’s share of the champers. You can drink mine, too, since it doesn’t look as if I can get to brissie. (I think brissie should pick itself up and move to just ouside queanbeyan so that I can visit more frequently.)
November 28th, 2007 at 1:24 AM
Thanks, Gillian. I’m not sure I’m physically able to imbibe that much champagne, but I’m looking forward to the challenge.
November 28th, 2007 at 2:22 AM
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