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October 9: Day for Regime Change

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 3, 2004 - 2:47am

It's on. JWH didn't want to do it on the weekend of the AFL grand final, or the weekend of the NRL grand final, and he didn't want to call it during the Olympics. The federal election will be held on October 9.

I'm going to leave the nuts and bolts of documenting this campaign to other bloggers to whom I shall link selectively, but I'll put my voting intention cards on the table right now.

I think that it is extremely important that the Howard Liberal/National Government is removed from office on October 9. In my view, John Howard is manifestly unsuitable to govern this country. He has presided over the most inhumane, most dishonest, most arrogant Australian government in my lifetime. He has done his darnedest to unravel much of the good work done by Hawke, Keating, Whitlam, even Fraser.

Day 15: Best day ever

Submitted by Rick Eyre on August 30, 2004 - 2:11pm

You can just see Steve Cram dribbling over his keyboard as he wrote his BBC Online recap of Saturday night's athletics. But you can probably close off the polling for the 2004 BBC Sportsperson of the Year right now. Kelly Holmes has it in the bag. She won the 1500 metres to add to her 800 crown earlier in the week.

Day 14 Part 2: Waterford Crystal, Salvadore Dali and bingo

Submitted by Rick Eyre on August 29, 2004 - 3:55pm

Waterford Crystal won the 8.40 jump at Markopoulo on Friday night. The thirteen year-old gelding, ridden by C.O'Connor and trained by J.Doyle, finished a neck in front of French-born Brazilian stallion Baloubet de Rouet (R.Pessoa), who took second place in a photo over US stallion Royal Kaliber (C.Kappler).

Kookaburra!

Submitted by Rick Eyre on August 28, 2004 - 11:01pm

I never thought I'd see this day come. After following 28 years of near and not so near misses, I wake up this morning to see Channel 7's Randy Hobbits announcing that the Kookaburras - Australia's men's hockey team - had won the gold medal. It was Australia's first olympic gold in men's hockey, and ended Holland's dream of a three-peat.

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