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allan907 20th Jul 2012 11:15

Looks like I missed something :eek:

Charlie Foxtrot India 20th Jul 2012 11:24

Lex is having an enforced rest for a bit.

I'm doing my damnedest to keep this thread open! :ouch:

Squeaks 20th Jul 2012 12:29

Alan Jones this morning, with names, dates, bank account details and the Welsh Witch's involvement.

Larry Pickering today with more on the disgusting mess.

What odds on Channel Ten allowing The Bolt Report to cover it on Sunday? :E

http://pickeringpost.com/mediax/reso...4544.jpg?w=665

david1300 20th Jul 2012 12:42

@Charlie Foxtrot India. Thank you for your commitment to keeping the thread open. :ok:

allan907 20th Jul 2012 12:54

Seconded.

Can Sisemen come out of the naughty corner yet?

Charlie Foxtrot India 20th Jul 2012 14:57

I'll leave that up to whichever mod put him there!

criticalmass 20th Jul 2012 22:47

Rob Oakeshott's veiled threats to bring on an early federal election - is this just another bid for fifteen minutes of fame, or has he finally grown a set and is about to pitch this bunch of incompetent loons, union goons and buffoons headlong into annihilation? Your thoughts please.

We really do live interesting times.

Captain Sand Dune 20th Jul 2012 23:18


Alan Jones this morning, with names, dates, bank account details and the Welsh Witch's involvement.
Larry Pickering today with more on the disgusting mess.
What odds on Channel Ten allowing The Bolt Report to cover it on Sunday?
Interesting stuff! So we have a sacked lawyer for a PM.:yuk: Waiting with interest to see the spin from the ALP and their legion of True Believers.

Andu 20th Jul 2012 23:37

I listened to the Michael Smith interview in full. Quite amazing, even gobsmacking, and well worth the grief you have to endure in putting up with three or four minutes of Alan Jones' drivel before Smith gets to air.

If this is even halfway true and someone is willing to pursue it in the courts, JG could quite possibly face gaol time, (another 'first' for the good lady PM?). However, I think that's highly unlikely - it would create a precedent that would frighten the proverbial socks off far too many ex-PMs and senior ministers of both persuasions. (For instance, if previous (mostly ignored) attempts by investigative journalists are to be believed, I can think of two ex-PMs of not too long ago, both still very much alive and kicking, whose current [shall we say "very comfortable"] financial situations cannot be explained by the income they have declared over their working lives.)

The Old Boys' Club has always crossed the political divide and will do the same for the gender divide - it will close ranks to protect Gillard.

Buster Hyman 21st Jul 2012 02:10

Around this time, the ATO generally announce who they will be "targeting" for the years Tax returns. In all my life, I've never known them to target Politicians...wouldn't that be interesting if they did?

As for Oakshotts threats, please God, don't let him call a press conference to explain it!

If he does force their hand, I bet we'll see the ALP make the most of the opportunity & reinstate Rudd. There'll be enough thinking of the "glory days" of Kevin07 that his honeymoon period might cover the election & give them a sniff.

allan907 21st Jul 2012 03:04

Wonder if Gillard and her 'heavies' will try to shut down Jones? That would be like hitting an immovable object.

Well done Jones for issuing the challenge. :ok:

The tidal wave is gathering strength....just a matter of time.

HotDog 21st Jul 2012 03:43


Rob Oakeshott's veiled threats to bring on an early federal election - is this just another bid for fifteen minutes of fame, or has he finally grown a set and is about to pitch this bunch of incompetent loons, union goons and buffoons headlong into annihilation? Your thoughts please.
My thoughts on Rob Goatshit? ....:yuk:!

Pinky the pilot 21st Jul 2012 05:03


or has he finally grown a set and is about to pitch this bunch of incompetent loons, union goons and buffoons headlong into annihilation?
I doubt it myself as surely he must by now realise that he, along with Windsor will be headed for the same annihilation and he would rather hang on to the gravy train for as long as possible.:mad:


As for Oakshotts threats, please God, don't let him call a press conference to explain it!
Agreed, Buster. Any such conference would probably be even longer than the painful 17(?) minutes he took to explain who he was going to support.

RJM 21st Jul 2012 12:30

While the blogosphere is buzzing with the Gillard/Wilson fraud story, and the clues to what went on stand out like neon signs, the mainstream media is treating the subject like kryptonite.

Is it a partisan beat-up? It doesn't look like it. They say 'truth will out'. Let's hope so.

Meanwhile, it appears that Bruce Morton Wilson is working as a cook at a leagues club in Newcastle north of Sydney, unwilling to speak about Gillard's past for fear of incriminating himself.

priapism 21st Jul 2012 13:10

Another 145 inbound after calling for assistance of Christmas Island today - on top of the 600 arrived in the last 8 days that makes 745 in total or 83 per day over the last 9 days. At current rates ,with approximately 510 days until the probable next election, that would total 42,330 illegals.

Close our borders now!

frigatebird 21st Jul 2012 14:13

Thats what we have a Navy for, to defend our maritime borders...
The Head of State should give the order to them Herself, if Her prime minister won't - and She should sack the P.M. and commission a new one.

(yeah,.. I know..)

(thinks..from another thread..

Expressing disappointment in the attitude in the behaviour and attitudes of governments and people in general merely demonstrates a rather naive idealism.


RJM 21st Jul 2012 23:49

What makes Gillard so bulletproof?

Look at the people who've crossed paths with her and now find themselves out of a job and/or unable to speak about her:

News Ltd CEO John Hartigan, journalist Glenn Milne, radio presenter Michael Smith, biographer Christine Wallace (her completed, unauthorised biography of Gillard was withdrawn at the last minute for undisclosed reasons), Andrew Bolt (partially muzzled)...

All of the above were silenced after personal intervention by Gillard, eg:

"Hartigan told Gillard he would speak to Chris Mitchell, The Australian's editor-in chief.

Mitchell was at his Manly property on Sydney's northern beaches reading the morning newspapers and drinking tea when Hartigan called and asked him to ring Gillard.

When Mitchell rang and spoke to the Prime Minister, he said, she was "apoplectic". He had been on the end of verbal sprays from Paul Keating, he said, but "they were nothing compared to this"."


However she does it, Australia's most unpopular PM is leading its least popular government to the biggest defeat in the history of the ALP, and Gillard sails regally along, ignoring all criticism and refusing point blank to answer crucial questions.

Captain Sand Dune 22nd Jul 2012 02:14

Seriously, you couldn't make this stuff up.....

KEVIN Rudd has called in police to investigate allegations that a bizarre video leaked during the leadership contest was posted anonymously by the Gillard camp.
Senior Labor sources have predicted police are moving closer to unlocking the mystery of the leaked video, confirming Mr Rudd is co-operating with the investigation.
But Mr Rudd would not disclose to The Sunday Telegraph whether he triggered the AFP probe himself with a formal complaint to police on the security breach in the prime minister's office.
"Consistent with Mr Rudd's past practice, he does not comment in any respect on Australian Federal Police investigations," a spokesman said.
The expletive-laden video was recorded in the prime minister's office when he was Labor leader and then leaked at the height of leadership speculation this year.

Labor sources predicted the AFP was closer to unlocking the mystery of the leaked video and tracking the computer used to post it on YouTube.
While Ms Gillard and her office have expressly denied any involvement as "completely untrue", the video leak remains widely regarded in Labor circles as no accident, but a secret weapon by her backers to attack Mr Rudd.
"It has such explosive implications. They will find out who did it. I am very confident. Someone's got the source material," a senior Labor figure said yesterday. Ms Gillard's office has previously confirmed it did not refer the video leak to police.
Earlier this year, the secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Ian Watt, said a review "found no evidence that the video out-takes, or the finalised video message from which they arose, were ever on the Prime Minister and Cabinet's ICT system".
Mr Rudd said at the time of the leak: "Anyone who's got a touch of suspicion about them would say that if this was done, somewhat embarrassingly, a couple of years ago and it suddenly emerges now, then obviously it's a little bit on the unusual side.
"These sort of edited off-takes we always assume are just destroyed at the time - obviously these either have found their way into some archival storage somewhere in the PMO (prime minister's office) or into a government department," Mr Rudd said.
He continues to raise eyebrows on his leadership ambitions as he commented in a glossy spread in this month's Australian Women's Weekly featuring his first grandchild, Josephine Tse.
Commenting on his aspirations, he said: "Oh definitely, that's who I am. You gotta be who you are."
But the conservative union leader Joe De Bruyn, who attended a dinner at the Lodge with Ms Gillard on Friday, predicted Mr Rudd would never be Labor leader again.
'He won't be. Because no one wants it to happen. Except perhaps, Kevin," he said.

An AFP spokesperson confirmed police were investigating a referral received about the video leak on March 14.
Tony, just keep quite and let them hang themsleves!:}

allan907 22nd Jul 2012 02:15

Was interviewed by Morgan/Gallop polls yesterday. Here's how the conversation went:

"If there were a Federal election this week which party would you put first on your preferences?"

"Liberal or National"

"And who would you put for your second preference Labor or the Greens?"

"You have got to be f**king joking haven't you?"

Interviewer laughs, "There's a lot of people saying that at the moment"

parabellum 22nd Jul 2012 02:27


An AFP spokesperson confirmed police were investigating a referral received about the video leak on March 14.
I'd like to see the blame laid fair and square at Gillard's door but honestly, haven't the AFP got more important things to do?:rolleyes:


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