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I guess nobody told her the Australian PM is a woman and an atheist

10:20 am - 11/08/2012
It must be quite a shock for Julia Gillard to find that President Barack Obama's re-election somehow transformed her into Australia's male, Christian president who "actually supports what he says".

Confused? So was Kristen Neel, a teenager from Georgia, who gained Twitter infamy in Australia in a matter of hours on Wednesday evening.

After news President Obama won four more years, the 18-year-old tweeted: "I'm moving to Australia, because their president is a Christian and actually supports what he says."

She has since deleted her Twitter account, but search tool Topsy showed she was retweeted over 1500 times.

Before she went offline, Ms Neel tried to explain.

"I was referring to the prevous (sic) office that actually had a moral position," she wrote.

Australian political and media observers didn't take long to pounce, sending out numerous tweets.

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furrygreen 8th-Nov-2012 11:24 am (UTC)
I know laughing at people is bad but LOL. She tried, though! She tried!


beetlebums 8th-Nov-2012 11:27 am (UTC)
That kitty stayed stiff in the first gif and I'm crying hahaha
beetlebums 8th-Nov-2012 11:25 am (UTC)
Conservatives have been quenching my thirst to the point that I wish I was a camel to store the extra tears. But the stupidity on twitter/facebook has given me life
johnjie 8th-Nov-2012 11:30 am (UTC)
I saw that tweet - it was hilarious.
chimbleysweep 8th-Nov-2012 11:31 am (UTC)
"I was referring to the prevous (sic) office that actually had a moral position," she wrote.

By that logic, our previous president was, uh, Bush, so she should be happy to stay here in the US.
lozbabie 8th-Nov-2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
I THINK she was refering to John Howard, the previous PM who despite being our right wing, is still probably left of Obama. He was the one who made our gun laws as tough as they are and his government invented middle class welfare.
xmyviolentheart 8th-Nov-2012 11:32 am (UTC)
As an Australian I loved this. NHF a 'moral' position though.
san 8th-Nov-2012 11:41 am (UTC)


This is giving me so much life you have no idea
zanbam 8th-Nov-2012 11:50 am (UTC)
I can't even be offended by that tweet. I'm just mostly baffled.

I'm kind of confused about why so many republicans think Australia is some sort of conservative haven though. I just...like, what have we done to deserve that reputation?

ms_maree 8th-Nov-2012 11:55 am (UTC)
I think it's because we're a white almost-homogenous western country they think we're the same...idk. I mean, we have our issues, but ...they aren't in anyway the same flavour or type as US issues. And our democratic processes are so different.

But I"m baffled that anyone would think that Australia is a bastion of christian funadmentalism. We are one of the most secular countries in the world, christianity is on the decline, I have no clue how anyone would think otherwise.
benihime99 8th-Nov-2012 11:52 am (UTC)
She didn't even try
ragnor144 8th-Nov-2012 11:54 am (UTC)
My daughter is trying to argue with a conservative classmate who wants to move to Lichtenstein because of Obamacare. She is learning the valuable lesson that some people are impervious to facts and logic.
the_physicist 8th-Nov-2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
Lichtenstein has compulsory health insurance for everyone...

That aside, why on Earth Lichtenstein? Are people just taking a map of the world and going "Never heard of it before. But that place looks conservative to me. They must have a Romney guy in charge there. I'll move there!"
the_physicist 8th-Nov-2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
maybe another case of someone confusing Austria and Australia? XD

(except that would still be wrong, wouldn't it? Because Fischer is agnostic...)

Edited at 2012-11-08 12:16 pm (UTC)
booksforlunch 8th-Nov-2012 12:22 pm (UTC)
Plus, this ignorance displayed in the tweet let's me doubt she's interested in the world enough to actually learn a foreign langage, let alone German.
gashinenai 8th-Nov-2012 12:42 pm (UTC)
saitheisonfire 8th-Nov-2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
Minho's reaction is me
elasg 8th-Nov-2012 12:53 pm (UTC)


I wish it were even uncommon that conservatives are this stupid...
fragbert 8th-Nov-2012 01:09 pm (UTC)
hammersxstrings 8th-Nov-2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
lol i love this, and would share it on FB but it would stir up so much shit...
silver_apples 8th-Nov-2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
That seems a silly way to use a time machine to me, but maybe she went into the future first and saw that the U.S. was going to continue electing people with no moral position (what does that even mean?), and so there was no point sticking around.
fluffydragon 8th-Nov-2012 01:25 pm (UTC)
Is this woman significant at all? why are people piling up on her over one stupid, ill-informed tweet?
koken23 8th-Nov-2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
Because it's an extravagantly stupid, ill informed tweet. It's so whole-heartedly wrong it becomes beautiful.

Which Australian president is she talking about? We have a president?

Meanwhile our PRIME MINISTER is female, atheist and generally operates in a more liberal political climate than anything Obama has suggested to date.

...read her tweet again, and tell me she's going to function in Australia. XD
trojanchick99 8th-Nov-2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
A conservative friend posted he wanted to move to Canada. I was suitably amused. Then one of his friends mentioned moving to Europe! I was on the floor laughing.
bnmc2005 8th-Nov-2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
I'm fascinated by how instant media is these days.

I want to LOL. I get that her particular brand of idiocy echoes the general ignorance of self-centered right wing Americans who know nothing of world politics but still try to pontificate. I can laugh at that. I do everyday. There are Thousands of Brand A morons like her all over the internets. She deserves to be called out. They ALL do.

But I'm uncomfortable with the extended 'dumb girl LOL' meme that eventually comes out of this kind of press. You cant' tell me this story would have any traction if she didn't have a picture of herself and happen to be a busty blonde.

lozbabie 8th-Nov-2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
No.
girl_fusion 8th-Nov-2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
The epitome of "stupid American". Ugh!!! Just please stop talking, you are embarrassing the rest of us.
moonshaz 8th-Nov-2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
Iawtc.

My first thought, after I stopped lolling, was "OMG, the rest of the world is going to think we're ALL this stupid," at which point I felt like rolling up into a small mortified ball of humiliation and looking for a hole to disappear into.
sunktheglow 8th-Nov-2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
Both years Obama's been elected, people say that they want to move out of the country. I wish that they'd stick with that and actually do it, then we wouldn't ever have to worry about a tea party republican taking office.
moonshaz 8th-Nov-2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
Ikr????
stormqueen280 8th-Nov-2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
I loved one of the responses, in which the user recommended that the U.S. invest in pulic education to prevent another twitter-tragedy in four years!
pamelalillian 8th-Nov-2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
they need to though. the stupidity of not only my classmates but the ones coming after me astounds me. thank god my parents supplemented my education. plus a little over half my teachers were amazing, i was lucky.
pamelalillian 8th-Nov-2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
no excuses nowadays

you can easily google and i judge her hard for being 15 and not utilizing that
halfshellvenus 8th-Nov-2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
because their president is a Christian and actually supports what he says.

So basically, this is a DOUBLE fail.

The kid doesn't know that those words apply to Obama, and also that they DO NOT apply to Australia's PM.

How does she have the smarts to even work her phone, with that kind of wall-to-wall ignorance?
johnjie 8th-Nov-2012 11:18 pm (UTC)
It's actually worse than you think...she's not even a President. We're a constitutional monarchy so Julia Gillard is our unmarried, atheist Prime Minister :P

So it's actually a triple fail.

violetrose 8th-Nov-2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
Yes butthurt American neocons, please come to our countries. You'll love them! We have great things like nationalised healthcare which even pays for abortions and birth control, comprehensive welfare states, somewhat more secular populations and actual gun control. It's awesome, it really is. You won't regret coming here at all.

Edited at 2012-11-08 07:38 pm (UTC)
scolaro 8th-Nov-2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
I lol'd.



Edit: html fail.

Edited at 2012-11-08 08:44 pm (UTC)
stevie_jane 8th-Nov-2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
LOL at the idea that Repubs are really moral people. You couldn't be more wrong.
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