Not since Ho debated Hum has there been such a …

Comment on Mills pledges $2.5m for Youth Centre “transformation,” gets attacked over drunkenness measures by Hal Duell.

Not since Ho debated Hum has there been such a lacklustre election campaign.
Both sides have promised to do this, and / or to do that, and I have no doubt they fully intend to do this, or that, or both if they can manage it.
Or if (heaven forbid) neither, of doing something, even if it’s wrong.
It’s a campaign promise!
But first they will consult.
That’s good to know.
And they will listen.
Also good to know.
I reckon whoever wins, we’ll see them next in about four years.
Again they will promise to consult.
And to listen.
And to do this, and / or to do that, unlike the other mob who won’t do either.
Or is it neither?
It’s neither.
Neither Ho nor Hum is inspiring.
I wonder if they bore each other as much as they are boring me?

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Town still upset with Stuart statue, say researchers
Long live Stuart the Explorer and Two-Up the Bunny! Long may they stand with the Undoolya Perenti as monuments to Alice Springs’ artistic identity.
More would be better. Where is the Indigenous hero to join Stuart along Stuart Terrace? We all know Council would fall over themselves to balance the story being told there.
Mark Egan has created a couple of outstanding examples up the track at Aileron, but whether he would again willingly venture into the hotbed of PC naval gazing that seems to be the default atmosphere here is another question.

Inquiry into fracking: Giving it the green light?
“Harness the sun, the wind and the tides for energy.”
About those tides: Electricity is generated from motion. Wind works, as do turbines whether powered by coal, gas or uranium. And tides?
In Darwin tides are reportedly up to eight meters twice a day with a million tonnes of water flowing by at high tide. Why doesn’t someone stick a wheel into that?
Or, of course, we could probably generate enough power to run a dim globe or two if we harnessed the power in the revolving doors in our government house.

Local government: A lot of action beyond the 3Rs
Two big differences to consider would be that Murray Bridge is 70 kms away from Adelaide while Alice is 1600 kms away from Darwin, and Murray Bridge is on the edge of the agricultural and industrial heartland of Australia while Alice is on the edge of a desert.
It seems that our population numbers are similar, but I cannot think of a single other similarity.

Hazardous waste facility near Alice recommended by EPA
“It’s not me! I didn’t do it!” And yet I doubt if there is a household in Alice that doesn’t have at least one product the manufacture of which has contributed to the waste slated for storage.
It’s called denial. If only we did waste as well as we do denial.

Gallery: Friday is the day
Now that would have been an interesting question. Do the residents of Alice really want another art gallery? Or are we being sold a pup?

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