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SOPS 28th Jan 2013 10:39

What is it costing US to look for theses idiots?

Asylum seekers missing on makeshift raft - The West Australian

500N 28th Jan 2013 10:50

A heap, RAAF Aircraft, Patrol boat and what else.

Jesus, we really do take it up the arse for a first world country.

RJM 28th Jan 2013 12:03

owen meaney, I defer to your personal knowledge of the situation of indigenous people in the NT.

Peris must have hadd some success in delivering benefits to NT citizens, as you say, but I was relying on the Australian government's scathing analysis of the near million dollar grant which she managed:

2. Executive Summary

Fubaar 28th Jan 2013 20:51

Oh Tim... what were you thinking? Were you thinking? Never, never never ad lib, me ole China.

(I wish there'd been a camera trained on the faces of his handlers. The expressions would have been priceless.)

FullOppositeRudder 28th Jan 2013 21:36

Probably now locked up in a room with McT and Herself and the central figure of a serious debriefing session.

I almost pity him ..... :E

owen meaney 28th Jan 2013 21:44

RJM,
The politics in the aboriginal care industry are horrendous. Nova's teams stepped on some toes, and tried to play in other agencies sandpit.
Read about the disgusting back play when Bess Price decided to make a stand.

In the overall scheme of things, I would have preferred Nova replace Warren Snowden, but hey, thats just my thoughts

500N 28th Jan 2013 21:47

I agree, except isn't he in the House of Reps, not the Senate ?

What amazes me is the PM replaced a woman when they
are trying to get more women in Parliament.

owen meaney 28th Jan 2013 21:52


What amazes me is the PM replaced a woman when they
are trying to get more women in Parliament.
Exactly my thoughts, and correct he is in the house of reps.

500N 28th Jan 2013 21:56

"he is in the house of reps."

That's what I thought but a not fully across all of
the NT pollies but his name didn't ring a bell as
a Senator.

Which defeats what the PM is trying to achieve,
a safe seat for Nova, hence knocking off the other
lady.

Fubaar 28th Jan 2013 23:04

Reports on other sites this morning that the Bolt Report has bee dropped by Channel 10.

Perhaps 10 does not want to risk overstepping the proposed "don't offend anyone" law?


..and Tim has apologised. You have to give McTernan 10 out of 10 for damage control. Imagine the outcry of Tony Abbott made such a crass comment?

sisemen 29th Jan 2013 00:39

Magnificent reaction by Abbott. Restrained but cutting and to the point.


Earlier, the Opposition Leader Tony Abbott called on the Prime Minister to respond to Mr Mathieson's remark.

"After everything the Prime Minister has said on these sorts of subjects, I do think that she does have to deal with this personally," he said.


Worrals in the wilds 29th Jan 2013 01:26


What amazes me is the PM replaced a woman when they are trying to get more women in Parliament.
Stott Despoja made exactly that point on Channel Ten the other night.

Thanks for the info, owen; good to hear some of the positives about Perris. However, I think The Australian's cartoon the other day summed it up;
Party Hack (to Gllard) 'You've completely ignored the ALP's democratic process. I mean, did you even try stacking the branch'? :E:}

What did he say??? (off to google...)
EDIT: Ohhh dear. :rolleyes: The trouble with setting yourself up as being holier than thou (whether about women, PCness or anything else) is that when you or someone around you cocks up (as they invariably do), all your enemies jump on it like a trampoline and you end up looking pretty silly.

owen meaney 29th Jan 2013 02:16


Restrained but cutting and to the point.
Well he would wouldn't he - I know Ad hominem but couldn't resist.
Spoke with some blokes - we are all over 50 - and with a wry smile we all agreed with Tim. I should think Tony would know what Tim means.
Worrals, you may not have had this delightfull procedure carried out.

Clare Prop 29th Jan 2013 02:50

Ah, Owen, maybe not.. but I'd venture that what Ben Elton once referred to as the "Duck Billed Platypus" test that we all dread every two years is a lot more invasive no matter what the build or gender of the doctor.....Mammograms are no picnic either!

Still at least we don't have Julia lecturing us about something private between us and our GPs, when did Timmie become your nanny, guys?

owen meaney 29th Jan 2013 03:10

I am woman hear me roar.

Andu 29th Jan 2013 03:16


Mammograms are no picnic either!
If my wife's descriptions of a mamogram is anywhere near accurate, it's streets - make that whole city blocks - ahead of a prostate digital check in the discomfort, even sheer pain stakes.

I have to give the Labor spin doctors full marks for the way they've dodged what should have been a fatal bullet for the PM's de facto's future public life. Everyone is carefully skating around the one point that damn near every adult male at least knows was clearly implied in Mathieson's 'blokey' comment. Asian... female... (oh, and by the way, doctor) - wink, wink, nudge, nudge, snicker, snicker, snicker....


In this day and age, unbe***inglievable.

As others have stated here and on other sites today,it clearly states to anyone who cares to notice that the Lodge really is currently occupied by Bogans of the lowest order.

Buster Hyman 29th Jan 2013 03:24

People in glass lodges....:hmm:

500N 29th Jan 2013 03:31

" anyone who cares to notice that the Lodge really is currently occupied by Bogans of the lowest order."


Yes, well, a hair dresser from Shepparton (that says it all !) with a Western suburbs chick :O


And before you all jump down my throat, she's my local pollie and
has been for 20 years so I have had to put up with her twang voice
for a long time.

And never in my wildest thoughts did I think she would be PM !!!

Tim is just a bogan who was on the right train at the right time.

7x7 29th Jan 2013 04:02

What's the bet Tim won't be given any speaking parts that haven't been very, very tightly scripted from here on?

I think it would be a safe bet that Rueben the poodle will get some lines before Tim does.

500N 29th Jan 2013 04:13

+ 1

Agree.

He'll be told to dress smartly, smile at the cameras, walk 2 paces
behind Joolia and keep his bloody gob shut :O

Why was he talking anyway ? He's not an elected official ?

Hey, we could have out very own Prince Phillip on our hands.
At least time didn't use the words "slanty eyed" :O

Worrals in the wilds 29th Jan 2013 05:24


Worrals, you may not have had this delightfull procedure carried out.
No, I'm one of the duck billed platypus brigade. ;)

I don't find the remark all that offensive, but when you're the partner of the PM who is 1. a Labor leftie and 2. has been on a rampage about 'misogyny' and the Attorney General is on a crusade to ban being offensive (at least offensive to the Labor left, anyway :hmm:) then it was probably better to stay with some strictly G rated commentary.

The 'Would you tell that joke to old Sister Theresa' rule seems to apply here, and the answer would surely be no. At the Surf Lifesaving Club Chistmas party or the Union Delegates annual grog-on? Sure, but TBQH usually no-one gives a toss what gets said at those sort of events anyway (and usually everyone was too smashed to remember). :bored:

When you're speaking in public with media present and you're the partner of the Prime Minister? Not smart.

I think it would be a safe bet that Rueben the poodle will get some lines before Tim does.
ROFLMAO. :E

Ovation 29th Jan 2013 05:28


When you're speaking in public with media present and you're the partner of the Prime Minister? Not smart.
But then our Tim wasn't all that smart to begin with....

david1300 29th Jan 2013 09:38

I think he is fortunate that he managed to stop himself before he delivered the usuall punch line - probably felt the steel of the glare from behind.

Asian female doctor: "Don't worry, its not unusual to get an erection during this procedure"
Patient: "It's OK, I don't have one"
AFD: "Well I do"

They are pathetic. At least the poodle is quite smart.

Andu 29th Jan 2013 10:12

The conspiracy theorists are in full fine on the Piers Ackerman site. Their theory is that the small female Asian doctor quip was no mistake, but a carefully-scripted ploy, engineered by McTurdan (sic) to tempt Tony Abbott into making some exploitable comment in reply.

Capable Campbell Newman seems to handling himself well. The Labor strategists must be seething, fearing he'll turn the floods into his own Hurricane Sandy and not Julia's. (I hope so.) However, he's not being helped by the too many Bogans appearing on the news all likkered up making inane comments to the cameras from crowded bars or gushing about the thrill of getting themselves a ride in a Blackhawk - when they could have saved themselves and the long suffering rescuers (and the taxpayer) a lot of trouble and expense if they'd evacuated when they were told to. (No apologies for this last rant - I have personal experience of dealing with such people from being involved in rescuing them in the big floods not far from the current floods almost 30 years ago.)

Clare Prop 29th Jan 2013 10:53

Having just seen on the news the slightly out of focus but thunderous face on the missus when he came out with that, I think it was ad libbed...

Still, we'd better get all the bad jokes over with before Toxin's law sees all but the Labor party (who are exempt of course) off to the gulags...Imagine if a liberal had said that! :eek:

According to Bob Carr the perfect representative of Australian woman is small and asian as well.

500N 29th Jan 2013 11:06

"According to Bob Carr the perfect representative of Australian
woman is small and asian as well."


Jesus, the cats claws are out tonight, aren't they ?:O


But it is very true !

Fliegenmong 29th Jan 2013 13:07

"fearing he'll turn the floods into his own Hurricane Sandy and not Julia's."

Nup, silly fecker allowed himself to be photographed inside a gummint jet circling bundy, A la Bush Jnr and Katrina......circling Bundy in the Gummint jet whilst those on the ground were going through what they were going through!!....Aware their taxes were paying for him to do that!! :confused::confused:

He was lucky to get his hands on it, given that Seeney considers it his own personal transport !:=:=:ugh::ugh:

7x7 29th Jan 2013 21:12

Trolling through the Bolt blog this morning, I found this comment, which I think says it all in one short sentence. (The thread on Bolt is discussing JEG's plans today to "make savings" to fund her extravagant promises, with most thinking that self-funded retirees will be the main target.)


If you vote ALP you are either a gullible fool or think you can gain over your fellow citizens in some way.

MattR of Melbourne


MTOW 29th Jan 2013 23:38

Another boat arrived at Christmas Island today, bringing the total (so far) for January to 483, compared with 312(?) for January last year.

Yep, those new tough policies are working a treat, Jools.

Clare Prop 30th Jan 2013 00:32

Not cat's claws 500N, his own justification for all the taxpayers money spent on her jaunts around the world.

Going back briefly to Timmy, apparently the last bit of the punchline that was cut out of the reports was "...doctor who hasn't got Parkinson's Disease"
Hilarious, making jokes about Parkinson's Disease. :ugh:

gupta 30th Jan 2013 01:16

And they're under Starter's Orders...

Gates open Sept 14

adsyj 30th Jan 2013 01:56

Christmas comes early to all Australians, long bloody campaign but at least the battle For Australia has started.

Can't come fast enough, can't wait to see her and her cronies gone.

500N 30th Jan 2013 02:22

Clare

I did put a :O after it and I was joking.

I actually thought it was quite good. Not sure 3/4 of Australia
would have got it as most wouldn't know he has an Asian wife.

500N 30th Jan 2013 02:42

Don't bet in it, Abbott isn't in yet and quite a few people
out there think Julia might just pull it off.

500N 30th Jan 2013 02:44

Isn't the 14th September AFL Grand Final day ?


I have just been told it is on 28th Sept this year.


Anyway, here is the real reason for the election date

"before the final budget outcome is revealed for the current year"

ie We are stuffed and she knows it with no taxes from mining etc.



Andu 30th Jan 2013 04:42

Generic Calendar/Clock - Countdown to Sep 14, 2013 8:00 PM in Perth

Buster Hyman 30th Jan 2013 05:10

So, why go early?

Get Tim off the front page? Sneak something through Parliament? Or maybe, hope Abbott shows his hand early to allow the back room people time to counter it? Or even do a KRudd and let the Libs release policies that you can copy?


Either way, she gives the Libs time to see how Abbott goes and if necessary, put in a new leader to ride the honeymoon period home, a la The Silver Bodgie.

sisemen 30th Jan 2013 05:51

Light, glorious blinding light at the end of what has been a very long and dark tunnel.

Howard Hughes 30th Jan 2013 06:58


Isn't the 14th September AFL Grand Final day ?

I have just been told it is on 28th Sept this year.
Either way the Bulldogs will be history by then, so what has she got to lose? ;)

parabellum 30th Jan 2013 07:25

It is the Jews most sacred day in their religious calendar, it is Yom Kippur, the day of atonement,(spl?), any of the Jewish faith out there who can comment on the likely effect of this on the Jewish vote and who will benefit the most, LNP or LP?

(Non Jewish also asked to comment!:ok:).


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