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Old 28th Sep 2015, 23:16
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Ken - I made a mental list of the posters from whom I would expect a violent and opposite reaction to the views expressed, you came third to Ethel and Hempy!
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 01:17
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Industry leaders have ridiculed the ACT government’s “nanny state” decision to ban advertisements for fossil fuels, junk food, *alcohol, gambling or defence *industries on Canberra’s public buses.


The announcement builds on the territory’s existing prohibition on political or religious advertising, tobacco products and anti- *social or offensive messages.

“It is our responsibility to *ensure that the products and messages that we promote on our public buses are suitable and appropriate for the broader population and in line with the values of the Canberra community and government objectives,” Territory and Municipal Services Minister Shane Rattenbury said.

“Given that the ACT government recently made a decision to divest from fossil fuels due to the impact they have on the environment, it is only appropriate that we don’t promote investment in fossil fuels on our publicly-owned buses.”

All ACT buses are powered by fossil fuels and generate $550,000 advertising revenue each year.

Mr Rattenbury, a Greens MP, said weapons manufacturing did “not represent the Canberra community nor does it reflect the image we want visitors to *Canberra to see”.
What would the impact be on Canberra if all Defence personnel were relocated to somewhere more welcoming?

Can someone please explain how anyone can electorally support clowns like Mr Rattenbury?
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 01:19
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Sorry Para. I was too busy laughing about your peoples princess Bronwyn Bishop voting against Abbott in the leadership spill.
Starting to wish he was back now, this thread has been so quiet since his non sniping departure
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 01:39
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Thanks Ethel, Bronwyn never forgave him for (eventually) putting his foot down and telling her to go.

Mr Rattenbury, a Greens MP, said weapons manufacturing did “not represent the Canberra community nor does it reflect the image we want visitors to *Canberra to see”.
I call that very close to treason! How did so many a'holes manage to gather together in one place and elect this twerp to office?
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 02:18
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Weapons are not manufactured in the ACT. Pacifists are.
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 02:50
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Please Malcom do something to upset Ethel and Sarah, please.
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 02:53
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Maybe Malcolm's keeping his true motives hidden right now, but then again he is not acting in isolation.
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 03:47
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I heard only parts of Tony Abbott's interview with Ray Hadley this morning (in the car between jobs). If the bits I heard were indicative of the whole interview, he handled himself far better than I feared he would. He rather deftly avoided answering a few 'gotcha' questions that would have had the headline editors slavering. On the whole, I found myself wishing he had been able to deliver the kind of performance he did this morning when he was still PM.

I'm sure Ethel with have a diametrically opposite view. But then, she would, wouldn't she?
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 05:08
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Well, which is dumber?
Mr Ratty - or arms manufacturers advertising on public buses?
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 06:08
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Or the thought that an arms manufacturer would want to advertise on a public bus?
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 10:27
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I am sorry to have to tell you MTOW but Tony is not coming back, the mediocre fool will disappear from public life and hopefully never grace our tv screens again. he should be eligible for the dole after 1 month!
would you be kind enough to pass this info to Mr bolt, its been fourteen days and he has wrote 32 pieces on the sad demise of his best friend.
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 11:24
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Regarding Andrew Bolt;

Truth is that Abbott is not a thug, bully, racist, fool, liar, woman-hater, homophobe or bigot. He’s not cruel or lacking compassion.

If he were any of those things he would not be my friend. Those are deal breakers for me. Those I love best are people of honour, warmth and kindness.
Gold!! You couldn't make this stuff up...
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 12:41
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So you disagree with Mr Bolt then, Hempy?
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 13:16
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Lets just say that considering 'Mr' Bolt is up there with the most racist, bigoted, homophobic and mysogynistic columnists in the Australian media, I find it a little hypocritical for him to make any comment. And more than a little amusing. Not that his 'Rhodesian' parents had any say in his views of course..

Bolt and Abbott (and Ray Hadley, and some of our posters here) are a match made in their heaven.

It's a pity neither the Liberal Party nor the general Australian concensus agrees. For your sake at least. 'Minority group' anyone??
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 13:29
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It must be incredibly comfortable and snug in that smug little world you've built for yourself, Hempy, where you just know that your opinions are superior to the opinions of everyone who does not subscribe to your view of the world.

Not strictly, Australian politics, but Australia (the part of Australia you so love to hate) gets a mention - but here's someone else you would lump on with Andrew Bolt, Pat Condell and his spin on the current invasion of Europe.

https://youtu.be/rIcltV7r-nM
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 13:38
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Pat Condell? Spare me

I can feel your 'Abbott gone' butthurt from here MTOW. Go talk to your chemist, I'm sure he'll give you some cream to soothe it.
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 14:13
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I agree with every word he says. pat that is, not Hempy.

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Old 29th Sep 2015, 15:00
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Of course you do. At least you're consistent, I'll pay you that
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 15:18
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So Tony's still jumping up and down (when he can find a sympathetic ear, of course).
According to him, the next Fed election would be a 'shoo-in' with him as leader.

He reminds me very much of the Black Knight character in Monty Python's "Search for the Holy Grail".
In spite of what others say, he has no intention of going quietly, either.
They made a mistake putting that bloke up front in the first place.


The poor chap suffers from delusions of adequacy.
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 15:32
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Hey Stanwell, is that the scene where Tony says to Malcolm " alright then lets call it a draw"
I see tony was out volunteering with his local fire brigade. What a man, I assume he is still claiming expenses for his little publicity stunts?
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