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Worrals in the wilds 18th Dec 2012 11:07


Some wag on Michael Smith News referred to Eileen as 'the Red Barren'.
Well I'll just be committing sati then. Being childless there's obviously no other use for me...:hmm:

Sorry, I'll agree that it's a good pun but still; if childless women are no use to the community I'll join Saint Mary Mackillop, Queen Elizabeth I and Mother Theresa in the ranks of the useless. Remember that I don't ever insult people for being white and male. :*

Fliegenmong 18th Dec 2012 11:34

WitW Damn fair point made :ok:, and fairer still you can see it was a good pun!

Clare Prop 18th Dec 2012 12:00

Prime Spinster, Crime Minister, Slime Minister, Sub-Prime Minister, Red Queen, Fabian Queen, Ms Ogyny...there are a few unflattering epithets out there (I wonder if she can pronounce epithet)

I don't like to get personal but "Gillardarse" did make me chuckle!

Mimpe 18th Dec 2012 12:18

Not much else to say about this thread except that I know when a government is going to lose elections - its when you hit the mute switch whenever the serving PM comes on the screen.

In our house we did that for Kevs about halfway in - the time he started bullying the poor staff in the RAAf aircraft. For his successor, we lost interest in a similar period of time.

To be blunt, Fed Labor, (all in the name of "reform" )gave about $4 Mill to our closest business competitor who promptly bought in a fully overseas labour force to undercut the existing locals who had been servicing the community for 20-30 years, trumpeting the exercise as success of course.

That sums up the "reforming" Left. The same mistakes you see in border control, schools programs, etc are quietly being repeated in every sector of the economy by "due diligence amateurs". In my view blatant class warfare - no brains, no integrity, no checking what is really going on, no understanding, not really caring where the money comes from and how hard honest people have to work to generate the cash for the profligacy.....

Bon Giorno 18th Dec 2012 12:44

Glad to see the girls getting a run this evening in view of all the good news out there.
  • Price of cleaning products up only 5.8% since Labor won in 2007.:ok:
  • Since Labor won in 2007 the price of women's clothes is down 3.8%; :ok:children's clothes down 6.5%;:ok: women's shoes down 6.1%. :ok:
  • Since 2007, female employment is up 445,800!:ok:
  • Female wages up 20.3% vs prices (CPI) up 14.3%.:ok:
"What has labor done to warrant your support?" It's a no brainer.

Bon.

PS The real question of course is how much irons + ironing boards have gone up? We'll have to ask Tony - it's the kind of thing he watches for us ladies

Clare Prop 18th Dec 2012 14:54

Great! Cleaning products, clothes and shoes! Because that's all we ever think about! (Or maybe it's because most of the stuff in the shops is cheap imported junk)

Pity about this though, from Henry Ergas, for those of us who are not quite so shallow:

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Since Labor came to power, the female unemployment rate has risen from 4.4 to 5.2 per cent. And surveys show women feel more at risk of losing their job now than at any point in the Howard years.

At the same time, the female labour force participation rate has stagnated. Between April 1996 and November 2007, it increased from 53.8 per cent to 58.5 per cent. But Labor's election basically stopped that rise, and five years on it still sits at 58.7 per cent.

As for the gap between annual female and male full-time earnings, it has increased by $3848. And while that has happened the cost of living for families has taken off, with utilities bills rising at an unprecedented 12.5 per cent a year, childcare charges increasing at over 8 per cent a year and health and education fees rising to a rate of 5.5 per cent.

sisemen 18th Dec 2012 14:55

23 total posts in 12 years - a good bit of tactical lurking there BG!

Or maybe that's just a standby name in case the original gets banned ne c'est pas?

Fliegenmong 18th Dec 2012 20:15

They didn't threaten me with work choices......'nuff said...:=And wasn't there a naked pensioner rally that resulted in a rise in the pension greater than any that had occurred under howard? Not sure, but I am sure that the taxes those pensioners paid for so many years are better spent looking after them, than looking after 'the boaties'

Andu 18th Dec 2012 20:23

Bon, you say:

"What has labor done to warrant your support?" It's a no brainer.
It certainly is. Will they be giving the staff at Sussex St a few days off over the Chri... sorry "holiday season"?

Saw - couldn't listen to - Eileen's message to the Pardee Faithful... (Michael Smith kindly transcribed it for those, like me, who simply cannot voluntarily listen to that awful voice.) The woman is in denial. Interesting to see the number of comments following the article on Michael Smith News saying exactly the same as Mimpe - they will not listen to that voice.

Re the Red Barren quip: didn't the first Red Baron meet his end at the hands of an Australian machine gunner? The Red Barren will meet hers at the hands of the Australian voter, and I'm hoping that, politically at least, it's as terminal an end to a very destructive career as was the Red Baron's.

CoodaShooda 18th Dec 2012 20:49

Bon


It's a no brainer.
As I don't know the answer to the ultimate question, your implication is that I don't have a brain, n'est-ce pas?

I find your implication offensive.

Under the new Roxon Laws (which I don't recall being part of an election platform and are thus unmandated) you are automatically guilty of causing me offense and liable to penalty - unless, of course, you can prove that you have not offended me.

I'll be happy to settle out of court for $10,000, which is a much better deal than you'll get having to pay the full cost of a court/tribunal case. :p:E

I'll accept payment in used notes in a brown paper bag or to the account of an industry association that I am currently registering.

1DC 18th Dec 2012 20:50

Wife and I recently spent a very enjoyable six weeks touring around Queensland. I agree with you about the road improvements we must have passed through hundreds of roadworks via the Bruce highway right through many outback roads on our journey from Brisbane up to Cairns and then back through the outback to Brisbane. Lots of work for people if they want it and the mining and oil exploration and production is just the tip of the iceberg according to many of the people we met.
We didn't find anyone who likes your Prime Minister though, add The Red Hag to your list that seemed to be a very popular name where we went.
Since i retired ten years ago we have been to Australia most years to visit family, it costs more to come for six weeks now than it did to come for three months seven or eight years ago.
Your politics are pretty much like a domestic spat, nobody has any policies they just call the hell out of each other, pretty much like here in the UK really only you are probably giving us a bit of a break on the illegal immigrant front by taking loads that would normally have been coming to us..

Buster Hyman 18th Dec 2012 22:54


They didn't threaten me with work choices......'nuff said...:=
So, they have your support for something they didn't do? Seeing they haven't done a lot, they must be very popular. :hmm: Anyway, they Greens didn't threaten you with it either, I guess they can also count on your support.


And wasn't there a naked pensioner rally that resulted in a rise in the pension greater than any that had occurred under howard?
So, they had to get naked & rally to get a raise? Is that truly how this government works? Making pensioners rally & get their gear off for a pittance of a handout? :=

Worrals in the wilds 18th Dec 2012 22:56


Wife and I recently spent a very enjoyable six weeks touring around Queensland. I agree with you about the road improvements we must have passed through hundreds of roadworks via the Bruce highway right through many outback roads on our journey from Brisbane up to Cairns and then back through the outback to Brisbane.
Glad you had a good time :ok:. Having just driven the Bruce myself I know all about the roadworks; it will be great when it's done.

Remember that outside Brisbane, Rockhampton and Townsville even at the best of times Queensland is not very Labor. This is far from the best of times for the ALP :uhoh:. Mind you, I even heard criticism of Gillard in Rockhampton, and if Rockhampton ever goes conservative then the ALP may as well fold up the banners, pack up and retire as a political party.

Not much else to say about this thread except that I know when a government is going to lose elections - its when you hit the mute switch whenever the serving PM comes on the screen.
Agreed.

Mimpe 19th Dec 2012 02:19

Despite the Pm's press, women do appear to be worse off, but perhaps just feeling better about it...I was surprised how grump Henry Ergas was - he is normally quit restrained.



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gupta 19th Dec 2012 05:13

Mimpe

Despite the Pm's press, women do appear to be worse off, but perhaps just feeling better about it...I was surprised how grump Henry Ergas was - he is normally quit restrained.
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If you're not going to expand on the story, please don't just link to a pay site.
Not all of us like giving Rupe something for nothing

sisemen 19th Dec 2012 05:20

It would seem that, according to the Oz today, WA is turning up the heat on Jooliar by the ex Corruption and Crime Commissioner saying that, prima facie she appears to have committed a crime under WA law. But, and here's the sad part, she is "unlikely" to be prosecuted because of the time involved.

Worrals in the wilds 19th Dec 2012 05:38


If you're not going to expand on the story, please don't just link to a pay site.
Not all of us like giving Rupe something for nothing
If you google the article's title and click on the 'news' result it will bring the whole thing up. This doesn't seem to work on mobile sites though. :sad:

Clare Prop 19th Dec 2012 07:22

Or you can read my post on the last page where I have quoted the guts of it.

Fliegenmong 19th Dec 2012 07:42

"So, they have your support for something they didn't do?"

Yeah, you could turn it around to say that way I suppose....though had my support would indeed be more precise :ok:

"So, they had to get naked & rally to get a raise?"

I don't believe they had to, I am pretty sure they just organised themselves :ok:

"Is that truly how this government works?"

Not sure Buster...certainly I haven't seen or heard of other interest groups lobbying the Government in such a manner, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.....I guess :confused: You know of any??


"Making pensioners rally & get their gear off for a pittance of a handout"

As I said I don't believe they had to, I am pretty sure they just organised themselves :ok: Apparently the 'pittance of a handout' was more than they had ever received under the previous government, i think they more surprised than anyone really!

How do you do the quote box thingy anyway??? I is not too 'puter literate :O

sisemen 19th Dec 2012 09:01


How do you do the quote box thingy anyway???
1. Highlight the bit that you want to quote by dragging your cursor over the relevant bit.

2. Click 'copy'

3. Go to 'reply to thread'

4. Find the little box that looks like a cartoon bubble (3rd one in from the right [the YouTube end]) and click that.

5. Put your cursor in the middle of the two boxes that come up (QUOTE)(/QUOTE) [the brackets are actually square brackets] and click 'paste'

6. Voila. Job's a good 'un.


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