Red Elephant

I should include an entry on this Thai place we went to last Saturday, which was really nice.

Last Sunday night we had the cell kick off dinner in our home, with about 25 people. Tress and I had started to prepare for the dinner from early Saturday. We mowed, trimmed, swept, applied my leave blower liberally, wiped the outdoor furniture, vacuumed the house and shopped for all of the stuff we were going to cook and by the time we were done it was about 6.30pm.

We were tired and hungry and were ready for a good meal out so Tress rang around and we found this place in Hawthorn called the Red Elephant. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and after that hefty dinner we went to Armadale to collect mail for this couple who have been away on holidays. We got home happy but still thinking about dinner the next day. As it turned out, the dinner was good and the cell had a good kick-off meeting. The silly season has well and truly gone by and work, school and church stuff had started again.


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Will 23 March Speak?

How many votes and how many seats do you think Labor would have lost or not received in the last elections, had voters knew Gillard was going to go with the Greens and introduce the carbon tax?

How many voters who voted for Labor would have voted someone else – either the Coalition or an independent – had Gillard campaigned saying, at least in so far as the carbon tax is concerned and leaving aside other issues like giving Territories outright law passing rights, that she would team up with Bob Brown and his Greens? That would have set off a whole chain of activities which would likely shift the mood and results in a different direction, or not?

Will we have a whiff of the hypothetical outcome on 23 March, when the conservatives plan to hold rallies against the carbon tax?