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War in Australia (any Oz Politics): the Original

Old 20th Aug 2013, 08:41
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Liberal candidate Kevin Baker for Charlton (sp?) involved in a sexist website containing "hundreds of sexist jokes", so he's withdrawn from contesting the election. The Libs will not field a candidate for that seat.

The wowsers have taken over the asylum. But isn't it amazing how their indignation and outrage almost always skews only towards sinners from the Right, but is strangely muted when the sinner is of the Left?

I'd be pretty p1ssed off to be robbed of my chance of voting against Labor if I was in the electorate of Charlton.

I assume the Nats are still fielding a candidate?



Meanwhile, more than 100 asylum seekers rescued by the RAN from their capsized boat.

Arrrggghhhhh! Sarah Hanson-Twodads on Sky News suggesting we pick 10,000 poor and oppressed immediately and fly them here to save them from the dangers of capsizing boats. That, apparently, will "send a message" to those about to use people smugglers.

It sure will, Sarah.

The woman's an imbecile.

If the Clive Palmer preferences deal allows this STUPID WOMAN (thank you, Rene) to retain her Senate seat, Palmer should be damned by every thinking person who ever encounters him for the rest of his life.
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 08:48
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Why the hell do they continue to give Two Dads airtime? Please, please. Just ignore her!
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 08:50
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" and fly them here to save them from the dangers of capsizing boats."




I wonder if anyone has told her that

1. Try not getting in the boat in the first place and
2. That maybe they capsized it themselves just like they
put holes in the boats ?

After all, the distress call came from the boat itself so highly
likely they did it themselves

She is a dead set fcukwit of the first order !
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 09:19
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UNHCR has no camps in Indonesia. So now, in SHY World, all you have to do is get yourself to the beach in Indonesia and Australia will send a 737 to pick you up. Economy only - sorry.

If Labor could see beyond its own short term advantage they'd cooperate with the Libs to eradicate the Greens from Australian politics.
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 09:22
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Labor could never do that.

They are too close.
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 09:29
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Both sides have got it wrong.
No passport = no entitlement to welfare at all, medical, or family re-union.

I guarantee that will have more of an effect than threats of relocation to PNG.
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 09:35
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Even more frightening, distribute posters and clips of Amanda Vanstone on Aust TV the other night:

'See you later, Jack!' and 'Phone home - tell 'em they're not coming!'
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 10:12
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If Labor could see beyond its own short term advantage they'd cooperate with the Libs to eradicate the Greens from Australian politics.
It'd be nice, but with the Greens getting about 10% of the primary vote it ain't gonna happen at the moment. IMO The Greens are to Labor what the Nats are to the Libs; often on a completely different plane of reality to the major party, but just a bit too big to ignore.

In any case, the average Greens voter would still probably direct their preference to Labor. As we all know, the problem with the current government is that the numbers are so close that Labor have to get their approval for everything, which has elevated them to a level of importance that they patently don't deserve. Let's also not forget the two dissaffected Nat independents who've been milking the minority situation for every possible drop of pester power. I really hope they (and the Greens) fade back into the background come the 8th of September.
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 11:31
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via Worrals in the wilds:
...I really hope they (and the Greens) fade back into the background come the 8th of September.
Looks like the greens are going to carry on with their idiocy post election...

A "HOLE in the constitution" would probably prevent a coalition government from triggering a double-dissolution election in the first half of next year, election analyst Antony Green says.
Tony Abbott has threatened to take the nation to a snap election if he faces a hostile Senate that won't pass his repeal laws on the carbon and mining taxes.
The Greens hold the balance of power in the Senate until July 1 and have vowed that under no circumstances would they vote to overturn the carbon tax...


No double dissolution before July: Green | News.com.au










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Old 20th Aug 2013, 13:34
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Driving between Coral Bay and Broome today, I managed to pick up Radio National for a while.

Don't know who the presenter was but he was conducting a discussion between Milne and Katter on the subject of banning semi-automatic hand guns.

No prizes for guessing who was for and who against.

Katter was not allowed to complete a comment, with the presenter continually interjecting and crossing back to Milne for her (uninterrupted) gems of wisdom.

Katter finally began counting the interruptions to the first sentence of his attempt to answer a loaded question.

He got up to five and still hadn't got the sentence out before the presenter interrupted to cross back to Milne.

However, Milne was no longer on line so Katter tried to fill the void and express his views.

No luck. The interview was cut short - again mid sentence.

To complete the charade, the presenter then announced that this was obviously a hot topic and had generated a lot of feedback on their twatterfeed.

He then started to read some out but hesitated for a couple of seconds and then announced he'd have to check them before reading them out.

Over the next few minutes he chatted with another presenter and made references to the number of comments coming in and joked about the division between the city and the bush. Finally, he read out three comments, all critical of Katter.

Whether you agree with gun control or not, the arrogance, bias and rudeness exhibited by the presenter and his offsider was astounding, even by ABC Green standards.

Fortunately, it was on RN, so wouldn't have been heard by any other than the faithful few - and a few poor sods stuck in cars in outback WA without any other available stations.

However, it was patently clear that the ABC is championing the Greens.
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 14:04
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However, it was patently clear that the ABC is championing the Greens.
Cooda, that comment could be placed with: "The chemical composition of water is two oxygen and one hydrogen molecules" or "The sun will rise in the east tomorrow morning".

They don't even attempt to disguise it. With a certainty that goes well beyond smug, they know they are just so much smarter than us, the Great Unwashed, and it is their self-appointed task to educate us and show us the error of our ways.
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 14:15
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The Greens hold the balance of power in the Senate until July 1 and have vowed that under no circumstances would they vote to overturn the carbon tax...
So, replace the GG with one who will do as asked, get the GG to call the double D? Possible?
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 14:25
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The ABC's bias seems based on a combination of self-interest (even self-preservation) and misguided political philosophy, reinforced by peer pressure and groupthink.

I know a couple of ABC minions, and they seem exposed to so much bad management (financial, human resources, projects...) at work that I doubt they could recognise it in the public realm.

I think, and I hope, that posterity judges the national broadcaster very harshly when the full story of the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd failure is revealed - not so much for vengeance but to prevent a similar performance by any similar institution in the future.
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 23:33
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I think, and I hope, that posterity judges the national broadcaster very harshly when the full story of the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd failure is revealed -
RJ, that will depend entirely upon who writes the history books. If the Whitlam 'experiment' (experience?) is anything to go by, I fear you will be bitterly disappointed.

Meanwhile, Tony Berk (sic) announces today that there has been a major reduction in the numbers of illegal arrivals since Kev's stern words - but while we're having that major reduction, we're also experiencing a rather alarming surge in arrivals. Here's a word you might like to look up, Tone - o x y m o r o n.
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 23:44
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The ABC TV are so biased it's not funny.

Talk about Lefty Greeny loonies.
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 01:00
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The Greens hold the balance of power in the Senate until July 1 and have vowed that under no circumstances would they vote to overturn the carbon tax...
This presumes Labor (that is, those Labor members left) would vote against abolishing the carbon Tax.

If (when) the LNP win the election and put this to a vote, amongst the smoking ruins of a once great Labor Pardee, the recriminations, blaming, fault finding, infighting to gain from what little spoils are left, it will be a brave Labor Party/member who votes against this because it will, at some time, cause a double dissolution of the Parliament where the members who voted against the abolition will face the increased wrath of the Australian people.

We live in interesting times!

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Old 21st Aug 2013, 01:15
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As an outsider, and a conservative, but with a familial interest in the well-being of Australia, I have to ask, was the Howard era better or worse than what Australia voted to replace it with?
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 01:24
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With the exception of guns (Howard got rid of our semi autos), better.

Not just economic management (He did steer us through the GFC quite well)
but he also had the resources boom which helped.

Can't stand the man for obvious reasons but he was good for Aus.
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 01:25
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No contest. Compare the Howard years, with all its faults, with the unending catalogue of screw ups under Krudd/Dullard/Krudd.
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 01:30
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You could compare Howard's years to Kennett's years in Vic,
not universally liked but good for the country state.

And then the Cluster fcuk people from Labor who took over
both the Country and the State of Vic were either do everything
so fast it stuffed up or in Vic's case with Bracks, do nothing
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