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Ethel the Aardvark 2nd Feb 2015 00:56

You should get one of those remotes that have the change channel function Miss CC.
meanwhile 7 news reporting that Turnbull's valet is polishing his best brogues.
lets face it the Libs aren't going anywhere with Dum Dum at the helm.

rh200 2nd Feb 2015 01:00


They seem to forget that the media doesn't vote them in or out of power, the electorate does.
The view the public have is as a result of the media, the average punter will never meet or have any idea of their local member.

They form there opinion from there social/ work group and the media.


Adding to the problem is the increasing disconnect between the mainstream media's opinion and the public's opinion; they are becoming two very different things.
Not sure I agree, you would have to give me some examples. But regardless, the two don't have to agree. The media presents the information in a way they think will achieve an objective, then its up to the public how they interpret it.

Fubaar 2nd Feb 2015 02:03

Just watched Tony Abbott's speech to the NPC. In my opinion, with that speech, he has come up with the worst possible result for the Libs - just good enough to (possibly) cling on to the job, but no 'killer' announcement that was a game changer. So he'll hang in, the backbench (and voter) discontent will continue to boil and a spill for the leadership is still very much on the cards.

Labor and 95% of the journalists in that room will be very happy with the outcome.

Only four or five instances of his annoying habit of repeating a phrase while he gathers his thoughts. He must have been briefed to avoid that, but he didn't quite manage to.

junior.VH-LFA 2nd Feb 2015 02:31

Ethel,

Your political notions and opinions aside, can you please stop referring to our Prime Minisiter as "Dum Dum." Maybe its just me, but I wouldn't find that appropriate when talking about anyone, let alone the Prime Minister of our country.

Have whatever opinions you wan't, you don't have to be a rude jerk about it though.

rh200 2nd Feb 2015 02:46


but no 'killer' announcement that was a game changer
Just what sort of killer announcement where you after? I quit!

dr dre 2nd Feb 2015 02:48


Your political notions and opinions aside, can you please stop referring to our Prime Minisiter as "Dum Dum." Maybe its just me, but I wouldn't find that appropriate when talking about anyone, let alone the Prime Minister of our country.
I also take it you disapprove of calling JG a "witch", and greens members as "oxygen thieves" which has been written on this forum. And while we're talking about inappropriate comments about people, could the PM please not refer to the electors in Victoria and QLD as "absentminded" for not electing Coalition governments?

MTOW 2nd Feb 2015 03:07


Just what sort of killer announcement where you after?
I think many conservative voters feel that he had to change voters' negative perceptions of him with that speech. I don't know that he did no.

A 'killer announcement' might have done it. He asked people to stick with 'steady as she goes'. With that speech, he might have offered just enough to hold off a leadership change, but 'just' is the operative word there. In my opinion, he's still in deep trouble.

If the NSW State election doesn't go well for the Libs... Well, on past performance, the Federal Libs will stay firmly on that Egyptian scuba holiday they've been on for the last 12 months or more - "deep in de Nile".

bosnich71 2nd Feb 2015 03:16

Worrals ..... wasn't Rudd, or Krudd if we are to lower ourselves to Ethel's level, responsible for a whole heap of Qld. public servants getting the bullet before he went on to better things as a Federal Labour M.P. ?

Ethel the Aardvark 2nd Feb 2015 04:05

If the right honourable T. Abbotomy (formally known as Dum Dum) carries on as per normal does that still mean endless policy announcements only for them to be dropped a few months later?
I loved the bit where he now won't be involved in choosing the Knighthood recipients. well that's that debacle fixed then!!
Malcolm is their only saviour I am afraid

bosnich71 2nd Feb 2015 04:20

Annastacia Palaszczuk ..... graduated from London School of Economics with degrees in Arts and Law and graduate diploma of legal practice from the Australian National University. Then worked for various ministers in Qld labour Governments as a 'political advisor' before being elected to her Father's old electorate after his retirement. Yet another "Socialist" who has never done a real days work and will never ever produce anything worthwhile for the common good until she gets buried and turns into fertiliser.
And before Ethel comes calling with his/her usual drivel I reckon the Liberal side is equally rubbish as well.

Ethel the Aardvark 2nd Feb 2015 04:54

Glad to see you are willing to give the new Queensland premier a bit of a go Boz.

bosnich71 2nd Feb 2015 05:19

I like to see both sides, as you do Ethel. Smiley !


P.s. Joking apart, as she was one of only ... was it 7 Labour M.P.s..... when Newman got in do you think she will last long before it all goes pear shaped and older "more experienced" members start sharpening the Labour knives.
Perhaps Worrals could fill us all in with her opinion of that.

chuboy 2nd Feb 2015 06:30

You would think after returning from a 3 year stint of unemployment, "more experienced" MPs would not be silly enough to try and depose their leader for a shot at the top job.

Having said that, in light of what is happening federally at present, perhaps K-Rudd and JG simply broke the ice and set a precedent for leadership musical chairs, which we can now expect as a regular act in the circus program we call Australian politics :p

dr dre 2nd Feb 2015 07:20


Having said that, in light of what is happening federally at present, perhaps K-Rudd and JG simply broke the ice and set a precedent for leadership musical chairs, which we can now expect as a regular act in the circus program we call Australian politics
Actually, the role of Australian Prime Minister has been a game of musical chairs since 1901, with only 4 PM's being voted in to and out of power by the people.

PMs rarely begin and end with the people - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

And note the second last sentence of the article, written all the way back in August 2013, looks like it is now going to become reality.

bosnich71 2nd Feb 2015 07:57

The only thing that I saw about the Qld. election was a press conference given by the greens toward the end of the campaign. The female leader ,whose name escapes me, spent 10 minutes or so playing the Abbott misogyny card .... nothing new there... before handing over to a Bob Brown look alike who announced that there would be a 2 year 'experiment' with Daylight Saving after which there would be a referendum to see if the Qld population wanted to continue with such a drastic measure or not. It was at this point that my eyes glazed over somewhat and I decided to go and paint the garden fence, something I'd been putting off for the past 6 years.

Stanwell 2nd Feb 2015 08:27

Oh dear.
Everybody knows it fades the curtains and leaves the chooks confused.

Queenslanders won't have it, I tell you.

Takan Inchovit 2nd Feb 2015 09:32

The daylight saving experiment was done back in '89 I think. It got the shove quick smart. (Mexicans like it for some reason).

SOPS 2nd Feb 2015 09:42

In other news.....words fail me...read below,

Sarah Hanson-Young received a $300,000 individual campaign donation - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

parabellum 2nd Feb 2015 10:16


meanwhile 7 news reporting that Turnbull's valet is polishing his best brogues.
lets face it the Libs aren't going anywhere with Dum Dum at the helm.
Just love the way the ALP keep pushing Turnbull as the alternative, they know very well he would divide the LNP, but there are others, like, for instance, Bishop, who could gather the electorate, particularly the women, together and that really frightens (Ethel) the ALP and they will continue to decry her.


Only four or five instances of his annoying habit of repeating a phrase while he gathers his thoughts.
That isn't an Abbott thing, all politicians do it, just watch a few more when giving press conferences, it is a very common practice.
A bit like Penny Wong, who, when asked a question, will say, "Yes, that is a very good question, but what I would like to say is..........." and then launch into a party political speech on behalf of the ALP, but never missing an opportunity to slag off the LNP.

FullOppositeRudder 2nd Feb 2015 10:41


Originally Posted by SOPS (Post 8850008)

Sigh ...

The donor is the wife of my Internet Service Provider. So that's where my money goes.......:(

I could forgive him for having his very own PC-12 - indeed I'm a little envious; but to be funding the bloody greens - especially that one :eek:

I think I'm going to be sick .....


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