Queenslanders are somewhat inured to the extremes of the 20 year old neo-fascist Labor regime headed by Anna Bligh, a descendant of the infamous Captain Bligh of Mutiny on the Bounty fame.
As small business, large companies, electricity users, farmers, transport, homeowners and just about everyone else was buckling under the stupidity and largesse of the government, Bligh announced an election for March 24.
Great sighs of relief were heard from as far away as Darwin.
The latest addition to the ALP’s 80,000 pages of bureaucratic red tape was not the expected attack on gun owners, but pocket knife users.
Pocket knives, cane knives, kitchen knives and in fact just about anything used for cutting now comes under category M in the Weapons Act which requires a license if you carry them on your person or in your vehicle.
And guess what? The ALP didn’t win the Annual Asinine Gong unaided. The vacuous Liberal party supported the amended regulations by voting with the ALP in Parliament before Christmas.
Notably all the independents opposed the amendments.
The reaction in some parts of Queensland has been rather, shall we say, at best, contemptuous of politicians with outright public displays of total defiance in local newspapers and talkback radio.
One courageous Atherton Tablelands newspaper, the district in which Bob Katter unleashed news of the ALP/LNP regulations, published numerous letters and photos of law-abiding Vietnam Vets brandishing their heirloom pocket knives, telling the ALP/LNP to “come get em.”
Such is the rarity of politics in Queensland. Katters Australian Party, with 65 excellent candidates is set to wipe out the ALP in every regional seat and take many seats from the languishing Liberals, headed by a former Brisbane Lord Mayor who as yet has no seat in Parliament.