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merlinxx 3rd Apr 2012 16:45

Serves you lot right for letting in that pointy nose Swansea born bint:mad:

Fubaar 4th Apr 2012 02:44

Yes merlin, there'd be quite a few Australians out there today who'd wish we had the same rule the Americans have for their president - that he/she be native born. It would cut both Gillard and Abbott out of the equation. (Abbott too was born in the UK, if only because his Australian parents just happpened to be there at the time.)

Abbott's idea to have the taxpayer pay women their whole wage, whatever that may be, for the whole period while they take time off to have a baby almost beggars belief in its stupidity and is right up there with some of Gillard's crazy 'buy a vote at any cost' handouts.

Worrals in the wilds 4th Apr 2012 03:56

Bob Brown's Australian born. :}
:eek::eek::eek:
And Kevvy. :hmm:

Pinky the pilot 4th Apr 2012 04:05

Worrals; Are you trying to scare the bejaysus out of me?
You succeeded!::eek::eek::eek:

A thought though; Given his opening greeting at that speech he made a few days ago, ie ''Fellow Earthians''..... Possibly he is really not of the Australia that we know?:}

Worrals in the wilds 4th Apr 2012 04:09

He's from the Sunshine Coast hinterlands, and there are some funny people in them thar hills. Aliens are probably less weird. :ooh:

Andu 4th Apr 2012 06:33

Yeah Worrals. Been up there. The banjos can be heard quite clearly in them thar hills. Grey pony tails, oversized paid shirts, Yokohama ridin' boots and wackybacky seem to be the order of the day for many of not most of the inhabitants of those towns. (Or am I thinking more of Nimbin?)

I find myself wondering how differently the Mainstream Medja would be reacting if Tony Abbott had made a comment even mildly approaching the comments Brown made to his fellow "Earthians" in imbecility. Their reaction to his comment about Julia's selection of jackets versus their reaction to Ms Greer's comment on the same subject gives me some indication as to how over the top that reaction would be.

Worrals in the wilds 4th Apr 2012 09:04


Grey pony tails, oversized paid shirts, Yokohama ridin' boots and wackybacky seem to be the order of the day for many of not most of the inhabitants of those towns. (Or am I thinking more of Nimbin?)
Tee hee. Actually I goofed though :O, and thought the Earthian speech was one of Rudd's. IIRC Bob Brown is from NSW somwhere...

frigatebird 4th Apr 2012 09:14

See the Yanks are here again..
Last time, it was Oversexed, Overpaid, and Over Here..
There will be no Battle of Brisbane in Darwin though, the Mayor wants You-All to shake a marine hand..
If our own politicians had some nous on how to defend our Own borders, stop and turn back the boats, give enforceable guidelines to our Own Navy, Army and Air Force, and defend the rights of Australian Islander Residents on Cocos Islands for lifestyle, we wouldn't have the U.S. colonising our territory in the Top-End and Islands.. all while we particicipate in their foreign interventions in the name of ANZUS..
To paraphrase Mark Latham,.. talk about .. A Conga Line Of Suckholes..
Even Abbott (like Howard before him) won't Roll-Back that undertaking WHEN elected..

Fliegenmong 4th Apr 2012 10:21

That's a fine post Frigate...... a very fine post......:ok:

parabellum 4th Apr 2012 11:23

The Australian Navy intercepted three boatloads of people off the North West coast of Australia.
This placed the Navy in an awkward position as the boats were heading not away from, but towards Indonesia.

Another surprise finding was that they were loaded with Australians who were all seniors of pension age.
Their claim was that they were trying to get to Indonesia so as to be able to return to Australia as illegal immigrants and therefore be entitled to far more benefits than they were receiving as legitimate Australian pensioners.

The Navy it is believed, gave them food, water and fuel and assisted them on their journey north.

We are booking the next boat out, let me know if you want to come too.

frigatebird 4th Apr 2012 21:09

Good on the Navy..
Careful, - the Government prefers to oppress Australian subjects with taxes, fees, charges etc; they will be VERY prompt to arrest you for People Smuggling, no lawyer would defend you as there would be nothing in it for them defending Pensioners, and the Pensioners would be stripped of their present meagre income to reimburse the cost of the operation and to help balance the Federal budget..

parabellum 4th Apr 2012 23:24

Thanks frigatebird, I'll have to think about that!;)

Now that Bernadette O'Neill, of FWA, has stuffed up the investigation into Thompson and the HSU will she be in line for a plum job from Julia and the ALP? Head of Entertaining in Washington perhaps? This latest mess makes a vote of no confidence more likely but the Greens and Independents won't go for it as it would be political Hari Kari.

CoodaShooda 4th Apr 2012 23:42


Last time, it was Oversexed, Overpaid, and Over Here..
This time there's a reported 4:1 imbalance in single males/females already in Darwin, the exchange rate and high cost of living significantly devalues their pay and who is going to notice a few new faces in a city with over 36 different ethnic groups already.

I have a feeling the Marines will not be seeing this deployment as a choice one. The local training facilities have the potential to kill through heat stress and dehydration - as the ADF has proven to its cost.

As for us locals, our quality of life had been degrading over the past 10 years anyway. Adding 200 to 2500 testosterone charged Yanks to the mix won't do much more damage - in fact they may help put some of the local dickheads back in their box.

BandAide 5th Apr 2012 00:14

Don't know what the ratio was in 1995 when I met my future wife in Darwin. I was on a 17 day USAF TDY.

As I recall, a good time was had by all.

CoodaShooda 5th Apr 2012 01:19

Dunno about 1995, BandAide. It was reportedly 7:1 in 1979 when I met my wife here. And back in the 90's it was still possible to "have a good time by all".

Bringing it back to matters political, our (the NT's) social decline can be mapped back to the introduction of our first labor government in 2001.

Funny that their policies of social inclusion, rather than improving conditions for the less fortunate, have lowered the conditions of the (formerly) more fortunate.

Andu 5th Apr 2012 02:24


our social decline can be mapped back to the introduction of our first labor government in 2001
2001? I'd be inclined to amend that to "..in 1972." That was the beginning of the malaise of "entitlement"; thank you (not!) Gough.

Craig Thompson interviewed this morning on the radio and behaving as if he's got off scot free - and truth be told, he quite possibly has. The brotherhood's been hard at work screwing up the investigation to the point where the DPP won't be able to proceed. Banana Republic is the phrase than repeatedly comes to my mind when I see what's going on and has been going on in Canberra since Rudd and Gillard have taken the reins.

If Abbott and the Opposition let them get away with this, they probably don't deserve to be in government.

CoodaShooda 5th Apr 2012 02:48

Andu

It won't be Abbott and Co who let them get away with it. The broader electorate is watching and forming its own opinion(s).

If Thompson does not face court, it will go against the government at the ballot box. (Although, given the government's current standing, the point is probably academic.)

Interesting that the ACTU is effectively acting against those who blew the whistle on the HSU officials, rather than those whose actions are under review.

Solidarity in action? :E

Howard Hughes 5th Apr 2012 03:10


Craig Thompson interviewed this morning on the radio and behaving as if he's got off scot free - and truth be told, he quite possibly has.
The Victorian/NSW police and the Commonwealth DPP have all had a look and none can come up with any charges! Sadly being a dick head is not a crime...:(

Won't save any of them at the next election though!:ok:

parabellum 5th Apr 2012 04:45

Tony Abbott described the whole Thompson inquiry fiasco as a 'protection racket', I quite like that description.

FWA appear to have accepted any explanation that is an alternative to 'Thompson did it' and it shouldn't take a team from FWA, including lawyers, three years to produce a report that high lights 180 irregularities, some of which they term as 'criminal' but in such form that the DPP can't act on it, that sounds like deliberate malfeasance from people who should know better.

So where to now? I think a judicial inquiry into FWA would be a very good thing.

sisemen 5th Apr 2012 08:55


If Abbott and the Opposition let them get away with this
Those responsible for "letting them get away with it" are as follows:

Windsor
Oakshott
Wilkie
Bandt

Apart from Bandt who is a write-off ultra-left moron anyway, the others ought to be ashamed of themselves if they don't support a motion of no confidence. Obviously the salary in their wallets outweighs a social conscience, ethics, and a sense of honour. Wilkie, in particular, ought to hang his head given the way that Gillard has shafted him, and continues to mock him.


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