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The Epitome of Extremism lashes out at The Epitome of Extremism

January 9, 2013
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Nazi bastard Eric Abetz

Liberal heavyweight and former Nazi Senator Eric Abetz has lashed out at the The Greens calling them the ”epitome of extremism” following Greens leader Senator Christine Milne’s public support for anti-coal mining activist Jonathon Moylan.

Yesterday Greens leader Christine Milne and her colleague Lee Rhiannon said they publicly supported a controversial hoax which involved Mr Moylan issuing a hoax media release purporting to be from ANZ Bank pretending that the bank had withdrawn a $1.2 billion loan facility from Whitehaven Coal because of ”unacceptable damage to the environment” caused by the company’s Maules Creek coal project.

Mr Moylan admitted that in order to highlight “environmental concerns” he tricked investors by designing a fake ANZ press template, website and dummy email inbox online and by impersonating a company spokesperson.

As a result of the prank, shares in Whitehaven, which counts struggling coal baron Nathan Tinkler as its biggest shareholder, fell from $3.52 to $3.21 in rapid time before the stock was put into a trading halt.

Asked if he had qualms about lying to the public to achieve environmental ends, Mr Moylan, who belongs to the anti-coal mining group Frontline Action Coal, said: ‘‘Our primary concern is the impact of this mine on the environment at the end of the day.’’

Leading the attack, Eric Abetz said the Greens had a ”disrespect for the rule of law” for congratulating an activist being investigated for a hoax that temporarily wiped more than $314 million off the value of a coal company.

“It’s taken less than a fortnight after supposedly revising their platform for the Greens to again reveal their extreme political tendencies,” Senator Abetz said in a statement.

He linked the Greens to “extreme elements with communist connections”.

Or as Malcolm X once said, “by any means necessary“.

Fuck ’em if they don’t like it when people don’t play by “their rules.”

 

 

 

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  1. January 9, 2013 8:02 pm

    Moylan has a bright future ahead of him in Limited-News, he could probably choose to be an editor of a masthead or, head up the Noise-Poll division.

  2. January 9, 2013 9:02 pm

    Voting Labor in 2013 will marginalise such extremists as the Greens and the NO Coalition.

  3. January 9, 2013 9:19 pm

    Anne Summers must be reading the Trash,
    http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4455364.html

    It has all our favorite themes,
    ”misogyny” for Armchair,

    ”the tony abbott I know” for reb,

    ”ivf and contraception” for arizona,

    and a multitude of ”defense” points for Tom-Melb +Jaws

  4. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 9, 2013 10:52 pm

    FORMER parliamentary Speaker Peter Slipper risks losing millions of dollars in retirement benefits if he is convicted of using his government Cabcharge card to tour restaurants and wineries.

    When he retires, Mr Slipper can expect to receive a yearly pension of about $157,000 for the rest of his life.

    However, if he is found guilty of the alleged fraud, Mr Slipper is likely to lose everything besides a refund of his superannuation contributions (without interest).

    That will be an interesting dilemma for a sleazy rorter.

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/slipper-faces-pension-dilemma-20130109-2cgua.html#ixzz2HTiaagVz

  5. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 9, 2013 10:53 pm

    …meaning that he could keep his pension if he retires before any conviction

  6. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 1:30 am

    Anne Summers must be reading the Trash,

    Ben Pobjie must be reading Larry Pickering who has been reading Anne Summers

    A True Larrykin:

    http://benpobjie.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/a-true-larrykin.html

    That will be an interesting dilemma for a sleazy rorter.

    Yes, a life term of jail with hard labour is too good for slipper!

  7. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 2:32 am

    Turnbull repays massive roaming bill charged to Aussie taxpayers:

    http://www.zdnet.com/au/turnbull-repays-massive-roaming-bill-charged-to-aussie-taxpayers-7000009493/

    https://twitter.com/vanOnselenP/status/287849980998336514

  8. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    January 10, 2013 8:45 am

    “…meaning that he could keep his pension if he retires before any conviction”

    Meaning Andrew Wilkie is about to receive a telephone call from the PM

  9. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 8:52 am

    That will be an interesting dilemma for a sleazy rorter.

    This one?

    http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/35544.html

  10. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:33 am

    LOL

    TomR links to an article from almost 3 years ago.

    Gee……………………….that story had legs did’nt it ?

  11. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:45 am

    Hilarious!!

    Send the complaint to the AFP – makes no difference to me.

    I love it whenever there is a clear example of political duplicity by the government or their backers, be get a ”look over there!!”

    Slipper is a sleazy rorter – ”look over there!! So is Abbott”
    ——————
    Now, I suppose if Wilkie had accepted Abbott’s offer to build a new hospital and Abbott had reneged on the deal, then appointed (say) Craig Thomson as Speaker to avoid the consequences of his dishonesty, we’d all be happy with the political ethics.

  12. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:49 am

    that story had legs did’nt it ?

    unsurpirisement really.

    The media don’t even care that the loto called the sitting PM a criminal, or that the party he is leader of abused the legal system to try and bring down the sitting Government. When he does shit like that, they have no interest, but stick a high vis jacket on, and they are there in droves.

    Yes, Labor should get the AFP involved, as they have with the ashby matter. They shouldn’t need to, that should be left to a vibrant media. Not in this country.

  13. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:03 am

    “The media don’t even care that the loto called the sitting PM a criminal…………….”

    How silly of moi…………………But of course I should have guessed it………………it’s the Hate Media’s fault

    ROFLMAO

  14. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:21 am

    Gillard caused this mess. She is the one who did the deal with Wilkie. The deal was dishonest, because she could not even deliver her own party to support the commitments she provided.

    Rather than learning the lesson about the perils of doing sleazy and dishonest deals, she did another one. This time with someone who was already a proven sleazy rorter.

  15. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:22 am

    Slipper is a sleazy rorter – ”look over there!! So is Abbott”

    By comparison it would appear that al those Libs got away with more rorting than Slipper, Reith illegally gave a phonecard pin no. to his son to use, yet he is employed by the ABC as a commentator, writes his opinion on the Drum and for major newspapers – surely he fails the character test?

    The only difference between them is Labor rorters would be forced to resign or undergo a huge public investigation and court process [thomsen].
    Liberals …nothing…nada, business as usual and change the rules retrospectively to cover them – how come Minchin’s “MPs can pay back travel allowance rorting” rules don’t apply to Slipper?

    The Liberals use the court system to advance their politics [after character assassination through their political propaganda wing – newsltd]. How much does that cost the taxpayer?

  16. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:27 am

    Yes, it is easy to laugh, isn’t it 2dt, harder to address issues, which I note you failed to do yesterday on the denial dump thread.

    I recall certain people doing that to me a few years ago when I harped on about the bias and the resultant lies. How times have changed. I will add, it was refreshing to see this comment put up. Well done that man!

    One thing that I have changed my mind about is the machinations of the mainstream media.

    The way in which the James Ashby affair was swiftly removed from all mainstream media (including the ABC) within 24 hours of the Court judgement was simply extraordinary. While the media, aided and abetted by the Coalition’s dirt unit no doubt, obsessed for months over Julia Gillard’s role at Slater and Gordon, the role of senior Liberals including Mal Brough and Christopher Pyne in the James Ashby affair simply vanished from sight. It was simply extraordinary.

    https://thedailytrash.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/2013-not-out/

    LaughOutLoud at the ‘hatemedia’ all you like, but it is a well deserved title, and in relation to their obvious bias and fervent barracking for one ‘team’, and constant denigration (usually with lies) of another.

  17. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:41 am

    The Liberals use the court system to advance their politics

    After the ashby matter AO, it is quite correct (and legal) to use the term “abuse”, for that is what the judge found had happened.

    The media don’t care, it made good copy while it lasted.

    Funny, cos I would have thought that a conspiracy to bring down an elected Government through abuse of the courts would have made good copy too? But what do I know, I’m not an editor in charge of a failing organization.

  18. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:43 am

    “…it is easy to laugh, isn’t it 2dt, harder to address issues, which I note you failed to do yesterday on the denial dump thread.”

    Really……………?

    I don’t count myself as a “denier” at all since I don’t deny Climate Change. Of course it exists. The degree that its man made is the question.

    Could you please give me an explanation as to why the ancient ice bridge between the UK and Scandinavia melted before there was wholesale carbon dioxide destruction of the planet.

    While you are at it please also explain why the ancient land bridge between Australia and New Guinea was inundated by the Timor Sea.

    I think it might have something to do with rising temperatures and sea levels.

    But hang on……….when was the Industrial Revolution ?

    Oh……………….they disappeared before that

    So much for “man made”

    Luckily we can fix up the World with a new tax……………LOL

  19. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:50 am

    I see you still didn’t clarify your laughter yesterday

    typical

    btw, I didn’t call you a denier, perhaps you just have a guilty conscience?

  20. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:54 am

    “I see you still didn’t clarify your laughter yesterday”

    Oh you mean laughing at Megalopoplousosdos or whatever he’s called ?

  21. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 11:24 am

    Megalopoplousosdos

    TomR quotes an exstaffer/”economic advisor” to Rudd

    😯

    George Megalogenis was a Rudd staffer?

  22. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2013 11:25 am

    ”By comparison it would appear that al those Libs got away with more rorting than Slipper,

    Who knows, but it is a fact that MPs are under more scrutiny in a hung parliament – it’s natural the stakes are higher.

    Slipper has demonstrated a range of behaviours that were evident before he became Speaker, and have continued since. He was forced to resign – not by the Liberals, but by Oakeshott & Windsor!!

    He’s a grub, pretending to be an upstanding member of a church, but then rorts his benefits and uses his taxpayer funded mobile to engage in the most sleazy of exchanges.

    If he gets drummed out of parliament, it’s because he deserves it.

  23. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 11:31 am

    it is a fact that MPs are under more scrutiny in a hung parliament

    Unless of course your name is tony

    He’s a grub, pretending to be an upstanding member of a church, but then rorts his benefits and uses his taxpayer funded mobile to engage in the most sleazy of exchanges.

    Sounds like your toney. 😉

  24. el gordo permalink
    January 10, 2013 12:38 pm

    Tone is a good catlick and family man and would never engage in sleazy exchanges.

  25. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    January 10, 2013 12:44 pm

    “George Megalogenis was a Rudd staffer?”

    Ooops my Bad

    I had Stephen Koukoulas in mind

    Its all Greek to me

  26. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 12:44 pm

    and would never engage in sleazy exchanges.

    Of course not 😉

  27. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2013 12:52 pm

    Slipper is either hopelessly stupid or the most arrogant of men.

    He didn’t bother to change his behaviour despite-
    *Knowing his behaviour was already under close scrutiny by both the ALP and Liberals
    *Being appointed Speaker
    *Walking out on his party and the backlash this would cause

    Slipper is very stupid and sleazy and dishonest. But Gillard appointed him Speaker.

  28. el gordo permalink
    January 10, 2013 1:00 pm

    Tone was right, tommo, it was bullshit.

    Is that Nanny Roxon he’s talking to?

  29. Get it Right! permalink
    January 10, 2013 1:02 pm

    Stephen Koukoulas wasn’t a Rudd staffer either.

  30. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 1:35 pm

    Being appointed Speaker

    While we are trying to ‘get it right’, everything to do with Slipper now happened when he was a lib, and was being supported by his mate who held up his wedding, tabot.

  31. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2013 1:44 pm

    Fine, Abbott was his mate.

    He had the reputation and his behaviour was known. He was on the way out because of this. He wasn’t going to be preselected again. That’s why he was available for the bribe deal Gillard offered him.

  32. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    January 10, 2013 1:47 pm

    “….everything to do with Slipper now happened when he was a lib,”

    I agree

    The ALP should have gotten an AFP investigation going into Slipper before they appointed him Speaker and before they shafted Wilkie.

    The Grub Gillard chose the Sleaze over the Public Policy/Personal Promise/Ironclad Guarantee to Wilkie.

    And then she defended Slipper against his sleazy comments about Women’s bodies.

    Gillard is a disgusting grub of a PM whose actions past and present will rank her lower than even McMahon’s legacy

  33. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 1:50 pm

    it was bullshit.

    Not it wasn’t, tabot was late because he is just one great big stunt

    The minister was travelling to the national capital from Melbourne, where he made a major health announcement with Prime Minister John Howard.

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/abbotts-day-from-hell/2007/10/31/1193618926551.html

    He chose a political stunt over a political debate. If he wanted to, he could have made it, he prioritized the stunt higher.

  34. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 1:52 pm

    The ALP should have gotten an AFP investigation going into Slipper before they appointed him Speaker and before they shafted Wilkie.

    I AGREE

    Any dealing with a lib needs to be closely scrutinized, it is obvious that they cannot be trusted 😉

  35. el gordo permalink
    January 10, 2013 1:52 pm

    According to the latest gossip he’s a prolific stunter.

  36. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    January 10, 2013 2:05 pm

    Why is the word “stunt” bringing back images from just before the last election.
    of Gillard and Bradbury (member for Lindsay in Sydney’s west) in a naval patrol boat off Darwin talking about illegal boat arrivals.

    Funny that

    What’s the member for Lindsay got to do with Darwin ?

  37. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 2:12 pm

    he’s a prolific stunter.

    He thinks that he is quite a cunning stunt

  38. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 2:13 pm

    hat’s the member for Lindsay got to do with Darwin ?

    Maybe he was a Rudd staffer?

  39. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2013 2:18 pm

    As I’ve noted, the ALP barrackers hate Abbott because he is a volunteer life saver and a volunteer fire fighter. Apparently it’s a very bad thing to get your photo in the paper doing voluntary stuff.

    That’s probably why Gillard has NEVER been part of a voluntary grass roots community organisation.

    Though she is happy to have her photo taken with volunteers. Probably just for the purposes of boosting their morale, because the photos would have no political objective!

    Of course, Our Own First Bloke, Hyacinth the Hairdresser doesn’t bother with any photo stunts regarding his Men’s Shed activity…

    (plenty more examples of both types of media hungry activities if requested)

  40. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 2:43 pm

    As I’ve noted, the ALP barrackers hate Abbott because he is a volunteer life saver and a volunteer fire fighter.

    No, that is simply your opinion of why people ‘hate’ him.

    I hate him cos he is a lying grub who will try and undermine workers rights in order for silver spooned pratts like him to get a bigger slice than they already do.

    Rights that Gillard has helped fight for, which in itself is enough for me.

    btw yomm, a PM is meant to offer support for volunteers, which is what she is doing. She didn’t tweet and say ‘look at me saving fires’, then forget to put gloves on.

    And at least she didn’t whisper to one of them ‘shit happens’ 😉

  41. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2013 2:53 pm

    So Gillard turns up to do some back slapping of volunteers to get her photos in the paper.

    Abbott does some actual volunteering, and that’s apparently a stunt.

    The Housing Minister, Brendan O’Connor, described volunteer firefighting by the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, as a ”stunt” on Wednesday, before apologising for the remark.

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/apology-after-abbott-firefighting-stunt-tweet-20130109-2cguj.html#ixzz2HXca4IWH

    O’Connor is yet another who has probably never volunteered for anything beyond attendance at ALP fundraisers.

  42. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 3:03 pm

    Abbott does some actual volunteering, and that’s apparently a stunt.

    Gillard was acting in her capacity as PM. tabot was (allegedly) ‘volunteering’, yet saw the need to call in the media. Therein lies his problem.

    He could have just gone off and done his bit, and be properly thanked for it. Instead, he turned it into a media circus, just like his ‘lifesaving’ and ‘pollie pedals’ (which he apparently gets over $300 a day for. I wonder if he puts that towards the charity, or does it go into his mortgage?).

  43. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2013 3:13 pm

    This sums the whole sordid affair up well

    Let’s look at how it unfolded. Abbott had been invisible since Christmas, except for his New Year message which was pre-recorded. Most of us assumed he was on holidays, he had prattled on about spending a couple of weeks with ‘the family’ on the NSW south coast. He didn’t come out of hiding to comment on the Tasmanian fires or to fly down to do a ‘helping clean up’ stunt as he did during the Brisbane floods or even to back up Peta Credlin’s IVF story.
    On Monday he appeared in Brisbane, make a comment about Peta and said he was going back to Sydney to join the Davidson RFS brigade in case a fire broke out in Sydney’s north.
    By Tuesday he had changed the story. Someone had told him the brigade was heading south, so taking only enough time out to pack some clean undies, get hold of a brand new black T-shirt and – most important – contact the media – he went too. He announced that he was postponing his holiday to head for Nowra with the brigade. Other volunteer firefighters who have been doing their bit during their own holidays might be excused for being a bit put out by that comment. If it’s good enough for others to work during their holidays why couldsn’t Abbott? Was Abbott doing his volunteer thing during his normal work time so he could claim travel expenses for it all? You bet!
    Then we had the photos that say it all – Abbott, in a truck, smirking, with no smoke and no fire visible, wearing that black T-shirt and no PPE gear, surrounded by media cameras. And then, later on, more shots of Action Man being shown how to put on a helmet. Surely, if he has had all the training and experience he claims, he’d know how to do that.
    The whole damn thing screams STUNT!!!.

    http://blogs.crikey.com.au/pollbludger/2013/01/08/election-date-roulette/?comment_page=24/#comment-1514896

  44. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2013 3:53 pm

    So let me get this right.

    When Gillard who has never volunteered for any community service, heads off to have her politically advantageous photos taken with some genuine volunteers, that’s “doing her job”

    When Abbott, who has a long standing commitment to voluntary organisations, get his photo taken while being an actual volunteer, that’s a “stunt”

    Right.

    …and just to clarify… are the posed photos of Hyacinth on a rocking horse “stunts” or is he also “just doing his job”?

  45. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    January 10, 2013 3:54 pm

    LOL

    The Lefties are starting to panic.They are shrieking like banshees as its an election year and oblivion is nearer for them.

    “If it’s good enough for others to work during their holidays why couldsn’t Abbott?”

    I dont think pollies actually get 4 weeks annual leave. And certainly cant take it always at a time of their choosing. And is there proof that others felt “put out”

    “Was Abbott doing his volunteer thing during his normal work time so he could claim travel expenses for it all? You bet!”

    Really………..?

    Has he already put in for the expenses ?

    Again just smear from the increasingly desperate Left.

    Shrieking like banshees

  46. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    January 10, 2013 3:56 pm

    “When Gillard who has never volunteered for any community service”

    Bullshit ……………!

    Surely probono work as a lawyer for a couple of fraudsters counts as volunteering……………..

    Even if she cant quite recall it……………………….LOL

    What a lying sack of shit she is

  47. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    January 10, 2013 4:22 pm

    Eva Cox better put her helmet on real quick because she’s about to get a barrage of spite from the Left……………Oh Dear………………….So Abbott is not a misogynist after all…………

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/feminist-rejects-abbott-misogynist-tag/story-fn59niix-1226551018407

  48. January 10, 2013 5:07 pm

    “Abbott does some actual volunteering…”

    (while the cameras are rolling)

    “…and that’s apparently a stunt.”

    Correct.

  49. January 10, 2013 5:09 pm

    “the posed photos of Hyacinth on a rocking horse”

    Well that’s news to me I have to say…

    Where were they published? Yom’s FantasyLand Weekly….??

  50. January 10, 2013 5:28 pm

    “.Pobjie must be reading Larry Pickering.”
    ===
    quite funny armchair, good find

  51. January 10, 2013 5:33 pm

    “.he is a lying grub who will try and undermine workers rights in order for silver spooned pratts like him to get a bigger slice than they already do.”
    ===
    Correct. It`s called return to a `re-branded` workchoices.
    Standard Liberal/Tory Wet-Dream.

  52. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2013 7:31 pm

    I’m sure Hyacinth is “just doing his job”…

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-news/time-for-men-to-shed-too-tough-image/story-e6freuzi-1226397239961

    …whatever that is.

  53. TB Queensland permalink
    January 10, 2013 7:51 pm

    …whatever that is.

    Ignorance really is bliss .. in this case … Men’s Shed’s are serving a major role in assisting men … usually new retirees … but others as well …

    Do your research, before you rubbish good works … your posts are often … tainted by association … and quite unfounded …

    And I must say that Tim Mathieson seems like a decent bloke … unlike “Hyacinth” who meddled far too much …

  54. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2013 8:09 pm

    So Hyacinth the Hairdresser, poses on a toy horse, and that’s OK because it’s good work.

    Abbott wears the fire fighter grab, while a volunteer fire fighter, and that’s a “stunt”.

    But I love this bit, it’s just so illustrative of the Boganville quality-

    ”Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s partner wore his First Bloke gear … The jacket features the embroidered logo “First Bloke. The Lodge”.

  55. TB Queensland permalink
    January 10, 2013 8:47 pm

    But I love this bit, it’s just so illustrative of the Boganville quality-

    Stick to surfin’, sunshine … 😆

    And yes, photo ops are just that …

    BTW, I wonder if Tones has a licence to drive that fire truck he was in? Just sayin’

  56. TB Queensland permalink
    January 10, 2013 8:53 pm

    But I love this bit, it’s just so illustrative of the Boganville quality-

    I guess the other comment to make about your “description” – is that is exactly how Tones, presents … the classic Bogan … a drink with the boys out surfin’, prattlin’ around in APC’s with the ADF … ya know one of the boys … shielas loike, Julia, can’t do wot I do …

    The man is a Classic Dickwit® Fuckwit™ …

  57. el gordo permalink
    January 10, 2013 8:53 pm

    Girlie men are constantly humiliated, its a disgrace.

    And its all very well for tone to do all those manly things…. alpha male types. Peta is trying to present the next PM as a decent bloke with a healthy appreciation of women’s needs.

    Abbott reading 50 shades of grey must have been her idea and I cannot honestly see the rationale.

  58. TB Queensland permalink
    January 10, 2013 8:57 pm

    Abbott reading 50 shades of grey must have been her idea and I cannot honestly see the rationale.

    That’s a big word for you egg …

  59. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 8:58 pm

    Abbott does some actual volunteering, and that’s apparently a stunt.

    Good on him but no need to invite the media. Also I do hope he takes a day off [we know he’s not sick] and doesn’t claim a wage or travel allowance for his volunteering – [other] volunteers don’t get paid remember.

    So Hyacinth the Hairdresser, poses on a toy horse, and that’s OK because it’s good work. Abbott wears the fire fighter grab, while a volunteer fire fighter, and that’s a “stunt”.

    The difference is the first bloke doesn’t receive any taxpayer funded $ while doing his volunteering, his time and role is unpaid. Abbott does a load of ‘charity’ activities in his work time while receiving a wage and travel allowance.

    I don’t know about you, but I resent public servants not working hard in canberra where we pay them to be. Any other lowly public servant would be asked to explain why they were not at work when they obviously weren’t incapacitated, and they have to volunteer in their own time not work hours.

  60. TB Queensland permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:04 pm

    Yep, “stunts” is “stunts”, ToMMy … and you know it … you’re just trying to fk with our heads … 🙄

    … obviously been sitting on the beach, getting excited about the next one …

  61. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:07 pm

    AO, and public servant would be given some form of community service leave to attend to their fire fighting duties. Many in the private sector are too.

    All the rural services send out letters to employers asking them to support their volunteers, and it is a very brave employer that declines to agree.

  62. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:08 pm

    “any public servant”

  63. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:11 pm

    And the daily ‘look at me’ hard hat /flouro vest/ playing at blue collar worker stunts done at different workplaces are election campaigning stunts, they should be in his own time and on his own dime too.

  64. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:13 pm

    AO, and public servant would be given some form of community service leave to attend to their fire fighting duties. Many in the private sector are too.

    What kind of leave is that? Where does that appear in the PS manual?
    Volunteer work is by it’s very nature donating/volunteering your own [unpaid] time.

  65. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:21 pm

    I do hope Julia was doing all this on her own time!

  66. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:28 pm

    yep, that’s what she’s paid for, selling the government’s policies and achievements.

    Abbott hasn’t given us any, he’s freeloading and campaigning.

  67. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:37 pm

    I think I understand now.

    It’s OK for Gillard to dress up in hard hats and hi vis vests to get her photo taken, because “that’s what she’s paid for”

    But a (conservative) leader of the opposition who does this while volunteering as a fire fighter, is pulling a “stunt”

  68. January 10, 2013 9:58 pm

    Jesus Tom, you do go on and on and on and on and on…..

    I think I preferred tge bullet points, they were easier on the eye to skip past.

  69. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:03 pm

    yep
    doesn’t matter whether he’s conservative or not, it’s just indecent stunts ‘r’ us, he is shamelessly self promoting, plus his own ‘team’ don’t get a look in, it’s all about mass exposure for phony tony [mind you, probably better that his team is hidden from public view].

  70. January 10, 2013 10:04 pm

    Mr-Rabbits stunt list this month,
    1. fire trucks,
    2. fluoro vest,
    3. #eggGate, (credlins eggs)
    Not a bad start.

  71. Truly Evil Walrus @ Palm Bitch permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:05 pm

    You did ask him for proof of the Rocking Horse didn’t ya.

    There Endeth your lesson

    LOL

  72. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:17 pm

    Nobody likes a show off!

  73. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:19 pm

    yeah where is that toy horse?

  74. Truly Evil Walrus @ Palm Bitch permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:21 pm

    “And I must say that Tim Mathieson seems like a decent bloke … ”

    LOL

    You obviously have never met him

    Ask one of his ex creditors.

    He is the worst kept secret in Sydney

  75. Truly Evil Walrus @ Palm Bitch permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:24 pm

    Kitty see ToM at 7:31pm

  76. January 10, 2013 10:25 pm

    By my reckoning, Mr-Rabbits stuffed. Can`t Win in 2013.
    1. Tories, No Policies except Workchoice2 and No-NBN
    2. Joolya`s minority/Labor will gain seats coz have policies.
    3. 2013 weather will boost Greens vote.
    Tories will bleed seats to both parties.

  77. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:29 pm

    no secrets to ‘TA’ tony except the pain and misery that we’re all in for if he ever becomes PM

  78. Truly Evil Walrus @ Palm Bitch permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:29 pm

    7:30 Comedy Hour begins.

    You should have your own foxtel channel mr comedy

  79. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:32 pm

    https://twitter.com/mansillo/status/289288647306534912

  80. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:34 pm

    http://tonyinthetele.tumblr.com/

  81. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:37 pm

  82. January 10, 2013 10:38 pm

    the Tories can`t win walrus, they depend on Joolya losing the election by doing something drastically wrong. She/Labor won`t. #eggGate shows how much the Tories rely on dumb stunts, and Mr-Rabbits mob are too incompetent, including cos credlin, to pull it off.

  83. Truly Evil Walrus @ Palm Bitch permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:43 pm

    Sorry 7:30 I was watching a doco on meth users then had a look here and found someone in a worse delusional state

    That would be YOU

    LOL

  84. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 10:44 pm

    EXCLUSIVE: How Finance defied protocol to crucify Slipper:

    http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/politics/exclusive-how-finance-defied-protocol-to-crucify-slipper/

    From the Protocol:

    Internal Audit

    • When an allegation of or other event which suggests misuse of entitlement occurs, the Department undertakes an internal investigation to ascertain whether the allegations are credible (rather than being only malicious or vexatious).

    • If the matter is relatively minor, the Member or Senator will be invited to provide an explanation to the Department.

    Sources have revealed exclusively to Independent Australia that, in accordance with this Protocol, when the 2010 overpayment (a mere $900 or so) was discovered several months ago, Peter Slipper immediately offered to repay the excess.

    But sources say Finance refused to allow him to do this. Instead, they said that — because the AFP was interested, they would not follow the protocol.

    …Why did they make such an exception in Slipper’s case?

    [pic]…Sophie Mirabella MP and staffer Adam “I don’t do buses” Wyldeck.

    (From the Herald Sun, 25 March 2011, by Matt Johnston.)

    Lib says he’ll repay $900 cab fare after saying ‘It’s just how I roll’

    A LIBERAL staffer who splurged $906 on a cab ride from Wodonga to Melbourne boasted on Facebook: “I don’t do buses.”…

  85. January 10, 2013 10:47 pm

    by the way, the Limited-News Noise-Polls that the embedded media spent wetting themselves over for the last two years will start changing in a big way around May, watch.

  86. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 10, 2013 11:08 pm

    Even George thinks abbott is full of shit

    Heatwave: Australia’s new weather demands a new politics

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/08/australia-heatwave-weather?CMP=twt_gu

    …Perhaps this is unsurprising. Australia is the world’s largest exporter of coal – the most carbon intensive fossil fuel. It’s also a profligate consumer. Australians now burn, on average, slightly more carbon per capita than the citizens of the United States, and more than twice as much as the people of the United Kingdom. Taking meaningful action on climate change would require a serious reassessment of the way life is lived there…

    …So far Abbott has commented, as far as I can tell, only on the fires: “Our thoughts are with the people and the communities across the country who are impacted by the bushfires,” he says. Quite right too, but it’s time his thoughts also extended to the question of why this is happening and how Australian politicians should respond. He says he’s currently on standby with his local fire brigade, but as his opposition to effective action on climate change is likely to contribute to even more extreme events in the future, this looks like the most cynical kind of stunt politics.

  87. Truly Evil Walrus @ Palm Bitch permalink
    January 10, 2013 11:14 pm

    “EXCLUSIVE: How Finance defied protocol to crucify Slipper:”

    Holy fuck

    First it was the hate media

    Now it’s the bean counters fault.

    And of course the Dept of Finance would do anything to undermine the government.

    Seriously what’s the next conspiracy theory ?

    Anyone Sharing an office lately ?

    A lift perhaps ?

    Anything ?

  88. January 10, 2013 11:27 pm

    Nice one Armchair,
    (..B of Meteorology needs to add a new color to their charts)
    while Mr-Rabbit says “.warming is crap.”
    (but drives fire truck) LOL
    Greens votes a’coming I suspect

  89. Tom R permalink
    January 11, 2013 6:06 am

    Seriously what’s the next conspiracy theory ?

    Gretch ❓

  90. el gordo permalink
    January 11, 2013 8:03 am

    Where’s nils?

    AUSTRALIA’S most needlessly wasteful spending took place under the John Howard-led Coalition government rather than under the Whitlam, Rudd or Gillard Labor governments, an international study has found.’

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/hey-big-spender-howard-the-king-of-the-loose-purse-strings-20130110-2cj32.html#ixzz2Hbnqz0sd

  91. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 11, 2013 9:19 am

    ”It’s also a profligate consumer. Australians now burn, on average, slightly more carbon per capita than the citizens of the United States, and more than twice as much as the people of the United Kingdom. Taking meaningful action on climate change would require a serious reassessment of the way life is lived there…

    Fine. I agree that it is an important issue, it is in fact too important to be trivilaised.

    That’s exactly why Gillard condemned for being dishonest with the electorate about her carbon tax.

  92. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 11, 2013 12:17 pm

    That’s exactly why Gillard condemned for being dishonest with the electorate about her carbon tax.

    crap, she was condemned by conservatives and deniers for implementing the tax, that was what their hysteria was all about pre july 1, they wanted her gone before the tax came in, hence abbot’s treasonous actions to bring down the govt.. Everyone else was happy that at least something was done, action started, even if it’s not their desired method.
    The ‘juliar’ thing comes directly from the miners and polluters who have funded the conservatives big time and the deniers in the population are overwhelmingly conservative supporters and their paid mouthpieces.
    If it was up to conservatives, we’d have nothing..

  93. January 12, 2013 11:26 am

    “If it was up to conservatives, we’d have nothing..”

    Correction. We’d have less than nothing. They’d dismantle and remove whatever is already in place.

  94. el gordo permalink
    January 12, 2013 11:38 am

    In the first six months of guvmint our tone will dismantle the green energy revolution and obliterate the obnoxious tax on a harmless trace gas.

  95. January 12, 2013 11:41 am

    “our tone”

    Says it all really…

  96. January 12, 2013 11:47 am

    Some people really are just stupid fucken cunts…

    Jesus! Did I say that? Or just think it?

    Was I talking?

    Did they hear me?

  97. January 12, 2013 12:19 pm

    “-guvmint our tone will dismantle the green energy-”
    ===
    coz the global cooling hockey-stick now makes bush-fires impossible?

  98. January 12, 2013 12:23 pm

    “-In the first six months of guvmint our tone will….”
    ===
    Good to see the Tories planning ahead and taking a long term view for once. What else do they have in store for 2017 Gordo?

  99. TB Queensland permalink
    January 12, 2013 12:59 pm

    Revolution?

  100. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 12, 2013 1:10 pm

    Did they hear me?

    hope so, but they are tone deaf 😉

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