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Pinky the pilot 24th Aug 2013 00:49

Fair enough. Thanks Worrals.:ok:

Would be interesting to hear some of those stories!!:E

dat581 24th Aug 2013 01:31

Do you think she may not have realised just how public facebook can be even when your privacy settings are turned right up.

Buster Hyman 24th Aug 2013 02:16

Yes, fair point WitW, a lack of professionalism on her part will cost her any future gigs in that domain. Maybe Abbott gave her a sloppy Nuns kiss & that's why she liked him? ;)

On a side note, I have regular chats with a true believer friend of mine. He likes to rant & rave about the business fat cats, etc, etc yesterday though, he was complaining about a new pair of specs he bought.


He went to some place where they wanted to charge him $980 for a pair. Too much, he thought, so he went to one of the cheaper places. $780, but when they found out he had Private Health insurance, it was $600 for two pairs! This annoyed him somewhat & he carried on for a bit about how they were rotting the system & the taxpayers, blah, blah, blah.


"So, what did you do?" I asked. "We'll, I asked them for a better discount & got the two pairs for $580"....


True believers. Don't you just love them?

sisemen 24th Aug 2013 08:38

Join the dots......

St Kevvy has a RAAF stewardess reduced to tears 'cos she brought him the wrong meal.....

At a presser a few days ago he asks for "any more questions?". A young bloke sticks his hand up. "Are you a working journalist?" St Kevvy asks him. "No. I'm at uni studying journalism" says the tyro. "Are there any working journalists that would like to ask a question?" St Kevvy says......

A beautician points out the differences between St Kevvy and Tony Abbott. "I was in the zone" was his excuse.....

A psychopath relies on superficial charm, makes great first impressions, is glib and grandiose, callous and manipulative, adept at conning people, refuses to accept responsibility for mistakes, is armed with an impressive supply of excuses, hates monotony preferring constant stimulation, and - most critically - has no empathy. (Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work ....Drs Babiak and Hare)

Just join the dots :eek:

Takan Inchovit 24th Aug 2013 09:35

Is it true Kevvy is pausing his campaign just to meet with Annabel Grabbe?

Worrals in the wilds 24th Aug 2013 10:31

Nah, he's dealing with the Problems in Syria. They're probably easier to fix than the Problems in Griffith...:E
Sisemen, agree that he's undoubtedly a jerk. That's been we'll known in Queensland for a long time. However, dealing with jerks is what customer service is all about. He didn't hit her, shower her with vitriol or throw things.

RJM 24th Aug 2013 14:58

TAB Coalition 1.12, Labor 6; Sportsbet Coalition 1.08, Labor 7.5; Sportingbet Coalition 1.07, Labor 8.5.

SOPS 24th Aug 2013 18:26

Hopefully, just hopefully, the wheels are falling off the labor paaardy machine.

500N 24th Aug 2013 20:27

ANOTHER Article on Rudd might lose his seat.

The numbers look worse than when I first posted the story last week.

That would be the icing on the cake if it happened.

SOPS 24th Aug 2013 20:31

Do you have a link 500?

RJM 24th Aug 2013 20:37


Nah, he's dealing with the problems in Syria
That's what he said in the morning. Then he flew 800kms by RAAF jet to Brisbane and spent the afternoon filming a segment for Annabel Crabbe's cooking show, before heading back to Canberra for an 8pm meeting on Syria.

As Andrew Bolt said, this news might finish him off. If the cooking show were that important, surely it could have been filmed very early or late.

Rudd has advised that any suggestion that he suspended campaigning to film the cooking segment is 'wrong and defamatory'.

I wonder what the dish was. Goose?

500N 24th Aug 2013 20:49

SOPS

Here is the link tot he Age Article on

"Second poll shows Rudd facing battle for own seat"

Read more: Kevin Rudd Faces Battle For Own Seat


Kevin Rudd Faces Battle For Own Seat

500N 24th Aug 2013 20:51

Just looked to see what The Brisbane Times was showing
on the same topic. Slightly different quotes from other
people.

Glasson and his 'Gladiators' testing Rudd

SOPS 24th Aug 2013 20:59

Thanks mate. As an aside, I wish I could hop ( or should that be Zip, into a 737 to do a bit of cooking!)

BenThere 24th Aug 2013 21:18

As an interested outsider, can Rudd assume the helm if he is defeated in his own constituency? What would happen if ALP won the majority but Rudd lost his seat?

500N 24th Aug 2013 21:43

Rudd would need the ALP to find him a nice juicy appointed job
like Ambassador to China or somewhere else.

In other words, he'd need to find a job and Labor would need
to find a new leader.

Captain Sand Dune 24th Aug 2013 23:16

The Great Leaderís arrogance continues unabated.
1. A 34SQN jet to Brisbane to appear on a cooking show on TV? John Howard used 34SQN almost weekly to ferry him between Canberra and Sydney, but to appear on a cooking show on TV? Maybe Kevvi has a sympathetic ear in Ms Crabb.
2. A meeting about Syria? Kevvi continues with delusion that he is a player on the world stage. Does he really think anyone in the Middle East or the UN give a flying fcuk what Australia has to say on the subject?

Worrals in the wilds 24th Aug 2013 23:44


As an interested outsider, can Rudd assume the helm if he is defeated in his own constituency? What would happen if ALP won the majority but Rudd lost his seat?
No. The PM has to be an MP, generally from the House of Reps. In the unlikely event that he lost his seat while the ALP retained power, the caucus would have to elect a new PM from amongst their sitting MPs. This person would then be formally appointed PM by the Governor General (I think I've got that right :\).

If Rudd gets thrown out of Griffith he's no longer an MP and will be looking for another job. After this cooking show debacle he bloody deserves it. :ugh:

500N 25th Aug 2013 00:00

"1. A 34SQN jet to Brisbane to appear on a cooking show on TV? John Howard used 34SQN almost weekly to ferry him between Canberra and Sydney, but to appear on a cooking show on TV? Maybe Kevvi has a sympathetic ear in Ms Crabb."


Flying between Sydney and Canberra is legit business, although many
would say he could have taken a regular service as a VIP.

But to use Air Force assets for this waste of time and space,
when we are constrained in budgets and everything is tight
is beyond belief.

Election or no election, PM or not, I think someone needs to
set some rules re using the Air Force for this crap.

Takan Inchovit 25th Aug 2013 00:12

I still wish it was Julia doing the squirming, although Kev is the next best thing I suppose. :p


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