Pollies, don’t leave us stuck with all your posters
FORGET about water, power and all that – there’s another problem for our pollies. What’s to be done with the election posters on the 26th?
This is a big deal as there are fines for leaving them up for more than two days. Not really, but maybe there should be. For charity and fun, of course.
But we need to look at this problem, there are many posters decorating our homes, streets, vacant blocks, cars, pushbikes, dogs and on occasions, beautiful gumtrees. So, what to do with them when all is over and we know who will be in Palia- money House.
After the election when the promises made now are looked at more closely, say from Vladivostok, posters may be used to build the stadium, a Roman aqueduct to the Burdekin Dam or a bridge to our island. With the amount of posters, they could build that bridge to New Zealand ... with a roof.
Though it is great for local business, for the photographers, writers, and of course they’re printed locally, eh!
I know I’m being silly, but in all seriousness let’s remember that our democratic right to vote is a blessing.
And listening to Brigadier Chris Field’s address on Armistice Day, you realise it was for that very right that my Grandad, my Dad and all their mates, fought for in the very first place.
So to all who are running, skipping, tripping for public office, good on you.
Don’t forget the most important thing of all, it’s us. And our generations to come, not just four years.
Tonight at 7.26, looking southwest, the International Space Station will pass over. We’ve been told Townsville will have the best view. And we’ll see it for a few more days as well. NASA had a call from an astronaut on board the space station apparently, after last weekend’s daylight passover, saying “Wow, man, those folk in Townsville have a helluva lot of election posters up”.
A short personal message. I wanted to tell you I lost one of my best mates.
A country music promoter who brought Tim McGraw and Alan Jackson to our city, created the CMC Country Fest, promoted country acts all over the world and was managing the current star, Morgan Evans.
Rob Potts was a close mate, and I’ll miss him terribly.
He died after a motorcycle accident that happened on his birthday, and typical of my mate, it turns out he will be farewelled, on my birthday. What a coincidence, what a celebration of life, and yet, what sadness.
We spent a week with Rob in Nashville, seeing and meeting some of the best performers in the world, he was incredibly kind to us. So we’re off to say ooroo to this great man, who truly enjoyed life to its fullest.
Vale Rob Potts.