Bittersweet… 10 February 2009Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, Australia, Divertissements, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Israel/AIPAC.
Animal rescue: Staff at animal hospitals have been offered counselling because of the traumatic injuries they have had to treat on animals like this Koala [Herald Sun]
From a gallery at the UK Times:
This possum’s feet were scorched by the flames [Healesville Sanctuary]
Apparently the death toll rises, near or over 300. Saddest it seems some children died.. while their parents lived. How very awful.
It seems Tzipi ascends, narrowly… Kadima with 30, but Likud with 28, followed by the ultra right, nationalist party. Labour, I read, “collapses”.
Israeli elections tonight produced the tightest of races with early television exit polls putting Tzipi Livni, the centrist foreign minister, narrowly ahead of the rightwing opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu.
Polls from three main television stations, broadcast moments after voting closed, all put Livni’s Kadima party ahead by two seats, but they also predicted that rightwing parties had fared best overall. Livni was predicted as winning either 29 or 30 seats in the 120-seat Knesset.
Avigdor Lieberman, the far-right leader, came in third, ahead of Ehud Barak, the Labour leader and defence minister, whose party was headed for one of its worst election results.
If the exit polls are accurate, and in the past they have not always been reliable, it suggests a long, drawn-out period of negotiations to form a coalition. Even if Livni emerges with the largest party she may not become prime minister if the rightwing parties can together muster a larger coalition. …
Someone will just have to bomb the Gaza, to consolidate power.