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SOPS 9th Apr 2013 06:44

Well, it looks like the word is out that they have managed to fill up Christmas Island, now they are just trying to head straight to Perth.....

Asylum boat arrives in Geraldton - The West Australian

:ugh::ugh::ugh::ugh:

sisemen 9th Apr 2013 06:46

Perth? Bedamned! They'll probably try for Guildford which is much closer to the muslim community in Upper Swan.

(Note for non-West Aussies - Guildford is some considerable distance up the Swan River)

Andu 9th Apr 2013 08:20

The way things are progressing, we'll probably see a ship - (note, 'ship', not boat) - full of asylum seekers sail in through Sydney Heads before we're much older. If they time it right and come in after nightfall, they could set up camp on the Opera House steps before they're "intercepted", probably by a bloody zodiac.

The Swan River will probably see one even before that.

RJM 9th Apr 2013 10:16


Yes she was awful
She may have been, CP, but she was very good at her craft. Here she is making mincemeat (slowly) of Australia's senior foot-in-the-door, gotcha! reporter, George Negus:


sisemen 10th Apr 2013 01:41


WA Nationals MP Tony Crook will quit politics after one term in Federal Parliament, opening up the prized rural seat of O'Connor for the Liberals.

In a shock decision, Mr Crook told The West Australian he would not stand again. He said he was tired of constant travel to Canberra and wanted to spend more time with his family.
Crook to quit Canberra - The West Australian

Well done Tony! You weren't quite as bad as Whingesor and Oakshitt but you certainly didn't help. I don't think you'll be missed.

owen meaney 10th Apr 2013 02:00

feels like deja vu
 

The way things are progressing, we'll probably see a ship - (note, 'ship', not boat) - full of asylum seekers sail in through Sydney Heads before we're much older.
Has already happened remember Feb 1788?
That's when you whiteys were the refugees.:ok:

SOPS 10th Apr 2013 02:05

Carr was just in the 0200z BBC world service news claiming Thatcher was a racist, after comments she supposedly made to him about immigration in Australia.
Has the long bow attempt between Thatcher and Abbott just begun?

Pinky the pilot 10th Apr 2013 02:15


WA Nationals MP Tony Crook will quit politics after one term in Federal Parliament, opening up the prized rural seat of O'Connor for the Liberals.
Wonder if 'ironbar' will attempt a return?:eek::E


Has the long bow attempt between Thatcher and Abbott just begun?
Bet on it!

Buster Hyman 10th Apr 2013 02:55


Has the long bow attempt between Thatcher and Abbott just begun?
Lets hope so...I think it would drive more voters to him!

Worrals in the wilds 10th Apr 2013 03:15


That's when you whiteys were the refugees.http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/sr...ies/thumbs.gif
True. The opposite sort of crim check, too. 'No convictions? Sorry, but you don't make the grade'.

Clare Prop 10th Apr 2013 04:17

There was a lot of immigration during Thatcher's time. Just not hordes of illegals.

She didn't support sanctions in South Africa because she said it would only hurt the poor people not the elite and she was probably right.

Was she a racist? not that I ever saw. It's such a meaningless word (like misogynist) now the ALP keep using it for their cheap shots.

Worrals in the wilds 10th Apr 2013 04:31

IIRC the word's casual usage started in Keating's time and is still much beloved of lefties and huggie fluffs. Everyone was a racist, sexist, homophobic pig, even if they didn't know it yet. :bored:

The reason I don't like it is that it trivialises real racism, sexism and homophobia (which certainly exist) and turns the general population off discussing these things. The result is that many people immediately get defensive and shut down whenever you even mention these words, so any scope for rational discussion is lost.

CoodaShooda 10th Apr 2013 04:47


rational discussion
Ah, that would be an oxymoron if applied to those of a leftward leaning persuasion.

Worrals in the wilds 10th Apr 2013 04:49

And a fair few on the right, too.
When it comes to politics there are loony-tunes everywhere.

CoodaShooda 10th Apr 2013 05:17

Goes without saying, Worrals. :)

But I have finally had enough of those hypocrites who claim to hold the high moral ground but can't elevate themselves out of the gutter.

Our departed co-contributers were a case in point.

The current crop of "kick a girl when she's down" anti-Thatcherites are just the icing on the cake.

I don't have a view one way or another when it comes to Thatcher's policies. (I was young and naive when she was in power on the other side of the world. :p)

I'm just a superannuated political communicator who despairs of our culture's continuing slide into idiocracy.

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500N 10th Apr 2013 05:41

Joolia has got some good press out of the China trip.

Not sure why the media has suddenly decided to be nice to her.

Buster Hyman 10th Apr 2013 06:29


The reason I don't like it is that it trivialises real racism, sexism and homophobia
Indeed. And, if used generously, cures all manner of charges apparently. I think, that if you decide to accuse someone of these terms, then, if proven untrue, you should be subject to similar charges. Falsely accusing someone of, say, being a paedophile will give that person a stigma that just will not go away. When you think of this example & how severe people's reaction to it is, it only goes to prove WITW's point. There's little stigma attached to Racist or Sexist anymore.


The current crop of "kick a girl when she's down" anti-Thatcherites are just the icing on the cake.
How would Fairfax react if we popped the Champers & held street parties for Whitlams death? Why our media feel the need to amplify a polarised reaction in the UK is beyond me. She had nothing to do with Oz & should be shown some dignity from the press here.

Captain Sand Dune 10th Apr 2013 06:31


Not sure why the media has suddenly decided to be nice to her.
Well in the case of Pravda....errrrr.....the ABC, well nothing's changed!

500N 10th Apr 2013 06:37

Buster

"Why our media feel the need to amplify a polarised reaction in the UK is beyond me. She had nothing to do with Oz & should be shown some dignity from the press here."

Because the media here is all pervasive.

And we have a hell of a lot of poms here, me included :O


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