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Joe Hockey denies Existence of Offensive Menu!

June 12, 2013

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Guests at a a Liberal Party fundraising dinner where shadow treasurer Joe Hockey was the guest of honour, were served a menu of “Julia Gillard quail” with “small breasts, huge thighs and a big red box”.

The fundraiser was held in Brisbane in March for Liberal National Party candidate Mal Brough who has since apologised for the menu admitting it was “sexist.”

The menu began circulating on social media websites earlier today.

Despite being the guest of honour at the event, Joe Hockey issued a carefully worded tweet saying he was not aware of the “offensive” menu’s existence.

“I don’t recall ever seeing any such menu.”

“It is offensive and inappropriate whenever it was put out and it is now,” he wrote.

It was first posted by a Brisbane chef who claimed he used to work at the unnamed restaurant and a staff member who was catering the dinner had taken a photo of the menu.

It also included “Rudd’s a Goose Foie Gras” and instructed guests to eat up all their greens “before they take over”.

Nice.

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246 Comments leave one →
  1. TB Queensland permalink
    June 12, 2013 12:09 pm

    Private School Bullies at work … childish, offensive, lies and deciet for dessert …

    Alternative government my arse …

  2. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 12, 2013 12:21 pm

    Pretty fuckin’ stoopid of Mal Brough. The “Small Breasts Huge Thighs and Red Box” is a bit reminiscent of the Peter Slipper female anatomy tweets.

    What is it with Queenslanders and these “pre-occupations” ?

    Aren’t they getting “any” ?

  3. June 12, 2013 12:30 pm

    The hilarity continues!!!

    Tony Abbott ‘doesn’t recall’ if he was at Brough’s fundraiser. LOL!!

  4. egg permalink
    June 12, 2013 12:47 pm

    Its a disgrace.

  5. June 12, 2013 12:50 pm

    Good to see Julie Bishop come out and immediately denounce the sexist, offensive Liberal Party menu…

    *tumble weeds*

  6. captain51 permalink
    June 12, 2013 12:56 pm

    Says it all really but I would have thought the menu would have been the first thing Hockey wouldve checked

  7. June 12, 2013 12:57 pm

    Classy bunch.

    I wonder if there’s any truth in the rumour that they ended the night with a fart-lighting contest?

    Now, who would’ve won that.

    They can’t recall? How did they order their fucking food? ESP?

    And can we now refer to Campbell Newman as Dicktatorhead?

  8. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 12, 2013 1:00 pm

    Can Abbott recall which dish he had?

  9. IPA address permalink
    June 12, 2013 1:09 pm

  10. June 12, 2013 1:13 pm

    Hilarious…that they were stupid enough, given the current political climate, to put such amusing things in writing.

    Even more hilarious & stupid that they’ve now been caught out red handed & are pretending not to remember.

    It would be far better, rather than feigning ignorance, to just calmly make the point that IPA’s shitterlink reasonably makes.

  11. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 12, 2013 1:17 pm

    On the menu I think you can make out – ‘humour courtesy of the local under 13s football team.’

  12. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 12, 2013 1:18 pm

    Love Ross Sharp talking about “class”.

    I think Julie Bishop was getting on a plane when she was interviewed this morning so we might give her a chance to land and hear about it?

    The bloke who leaked this knew about it in March. Seems odd to raise it 3 months later.

    Someone will get sacked. And rightly so. Not sure though that the mere attendance at one of these functions necessarily renders the attendees guilty of similar thoughts as that expressed in the menu.

  13. June 12, 2013 1:29 pm

    Noone seems to have a sense of humour anymore.

    I accept that plenty of people won’t/can’t see the humour in it; it is deliberately offensive & nasty partisan comedy, after all. But, what kind of world is it where there is perpetual outrage because we all can’t/don’t laugh at the same things.

    The histrionics, which are sure to follow in contemporary media, are likely to match Ape-gate.

    Noone got killed or maimed, possibly some feelings get hurt. Words. Cup-O-Concrete.

  14. June 12, 2013 1:30 pm

    The Libtards running away from it just adds to the sense of disproportionate outrage over such things.

  15. June 12, 2013 1:34 pm

    I think the Julia Gillard option was in very poor taste..And anyone would be rightly offended…

    The other so-called “jokes” were relatively harmless….

  16. June 12, 2013 1:37 pm

    Grab your gumboots, put on your raincoat, don’t forget your sou’wester and a wide mouth shovel! This is going to be the shittiest, nastiest, msm manipulative jihad since the last days of Whitlam – and the official campaign hasn’t even started yet.

  17. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 12, 2013 1:40 pm

    “The bloke who leaked this knew about it in March. Seems odd to raise it 3 months later.”

    Certain things are always kept in the “top drawer” at the ready

  18. Hummmph permalink
    June 12, 2013 1:41 pm

    Maybe they will bring Roxon back to reintroduce her every thing you say or do will be an offence, and you will be sent to jail. I know Gillard is PM and should be treated with respect, and I think brough is an idiot, but FFS, is it illegal to have a sense of humor these days. I must be really sick, being a girl and having a sense of humor, but what is even more sick is having a PM that’s all for education, but has such little respect that she has two kiddies chucked out of school.

  19. June 12, 2013 1:42 pm

    I can see why it will shit a lot of people, particularly females. It is not the type of joke I would make, certainly. But, I hear far worse most days of the week & the intent isn’t usually malicious.

    It does add to the public perception that Abbott has done a lot of syrupy PR work trying to negate. ie. he looks down his nose at women.
    Frankly, we all know that his 1950’s view of the world is what you’d expect from a lot of those uptight Coalition dickheads; it’s not a huge surprise. They were pretty dumb to make hard copy evidence of it. 🙄
    No doubt, especially due to the reopening of the gender war by the PM yesterday, the ALP will squeal about this for all they’re worth. Along with the media, who I’m supposed to believe are always at odds with the ALP.

    But, at the end of the day, it was comedy in poor taste, not a death threat.

  20. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 12, 2013 1:42 pm

    “No one seems to have a sense of humour anymore.”

    We live in an age of bukakke politics – the accused kneels and bows his head while the aroused mob works themselves into a frenzy of distorted faces and breathless animalistic groaning. Then comes the exquisite relief as they unload their warm juices, and their inner rottenness, upon the sinner who bears away their shame and makes them whole again. Their shriveled souls soar once more to the great heights of moral righteousness.

  21. June 12, 2013 1:45 pm

    😆

    Indeed…

    Both ‘orrible lots do it.

    It cheapens genuine outrage, imo.

  22. egg permalink
    June 12, 2013 1:46 pm

    It will be a nasty election, but thankfully its only words… nobody’s going to die laughing.

  23. June 12, 2013 1:49 pm

    It’s right up there with trying to manufacture outrage, without evidence, about an unnamed (but alluded to) Coalition MP pissing in someone’s shoe in a restaraunt in Canberra.

    The internet is great for people who want to just assemble a bucket of innuendo & smear & just ‘put it out there’, for Teh Cause; presumably.

  24. June 12, 2013 1:51 pm

    Joe Hockey is now not only innumerate but suffering from either ‘convenient memory loss’ or ‘illiteracy’! An innumerate illiterate as Treasurer is just what this country needs to ensure that we are universally considered as a joke!

  25. June 12, 2013 1:52 pm

    Gotta love whistleblowers though! 🙂

    The stupid pricks obviously never meant for their snigger to go public.

    There should be more of these kinds of expose; but only when the incident can be substantiated.

  26. Hummmph permalink
    June 12, 2013 1:53 pm

    Splatter that was exquisite expression of, errrr, stuff.

  27. June 12, 2013 1:59 pm

    “It cheapens genuine outrage, imo.”

    Agreed…

    I like my outrage to be completely unhinged and that’s difficult to maintain when you’re perpetually outraged all the fkn time!

  28. June 12, 2013 2:00 pm

    “The internet is great for people who want to just assemble a bucket of innuendo & smear & just ‘put it out there’,

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that….

  29. June 12, 2013 2:27 pm

    😉

    It’s only the ones who take their own output far too seriously that you have to look out for.

  30. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 12, 2013 2:41 pm

    Slanderyou has innuendo and smear in buckets at Vex News and, like Pickering, he is not worth suing. I still find these sites entertaining.

  31. TB Queensland permalink
    June 12, 2013 2:49 pm

    We live in an age of bukakke politics – the accused kneels and bows his head while the aroused mob works themselves into a frenzy of distorted faces and breathless animalistic groaning. Then comes the exquisite relief as they unload their warm juices, and their inner rottenness, upon the sinner who bears away their shame and makes them whole again. Their shriveled souls soar once more to the great heights of moral righteousness.

    Is bukkake another name for catliks then? 😉

  32. TB Queensland permalink
    June 12, 2013 2:57 pm

    I can see why it will shit a lot of people, particularly females

    Well it certainly shits me off …

    And the Hockey denial after Brough’s apology is hilarious … followed by Abbott’s “I can’t remember” (brings back memories of Dolly Downer and AWB!).

    These wankers “expect” to “rule” FFS!

    It cheapens genuine outrage, imo.

    Like a broken hearted football player shafted by an ignorant 13 yo girl? 🙄

    The menu demonstrates a mindset I’d associate with a Dickens novel not the 1950’s …

  33. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 12, 2013 2:57 pm

    Inspiration from this classic:

  34. TB Queensland permalink
    June 12, 2013 2:59 pm

    I’d hate to be accused of plagiarism – in my post @ 2:49, the first paragraph is slatterbum’s … the last sentence alone is mine.

  35. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 12, 2013 3:07 pm

    I remember the days when this type of thing was common at ALP/union fund raisers. That was way back in 2011.

    Back in the good old days it was called- stupid, childish, poor taste, humourless…now it’s apparently misogynist.

    I think I’m willing to shake my head at the puerility rather than the misogyny.

  36. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 12, 2013 3:22 pm

    I imagine the menu was written by someone hoping to get a laugh out of the attendees, rather than the organisers themselves. If it was one of the organisers, particularly if Brough knew about it, he should be disendorsed for stupidity.

    I’m kind of sympathetic. I run a lunch every Grand Final Friday for our footy club and at the first one the level of humour by a couple of the speakers, thinking that a “footy club” audience would find it funny, was particularly ordinary. I was mortified, but I hadn’t written the gags.

    I didn’t cancel the lunch or stage a walk out but I did have words with the gents involved.

    Even the “harmless” gags on the menu aren’t particularly funny, let alone the KFC one.

    Basically if you can’t be funny without being offensive, give up trying to be funny.

    “Julia Gillard “Deficit” Quail……… Bigger than you’d expect?”

    Ok, not that funny but funnier than the KFC gag, and less offensive.

  37. egg permalink
    June 12, 2013 3:32 pm

    Reb’s menu is heaps funnier.

  38. June 12, 2013 3:32 pm

    I think being offensive & funny is fine. People are too precious, but you have to accept that, often, there’s a time & place.

    Offensive humour is amusing on occasion. I don’t want to live in a sterile society. Even pretending that offense should or could be stamped out is ludicrous .

  39. June 12, 2013 3:33 pm

    TB, you should google ‘bukkake’… 😆

    * but you may get offended.

  40. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 12, 2013 3:37 pm

    I’m sure TB is not into plagiarism. In this case, at least, he might end up with a bit more than egg on his face!

  41. June 12, 2013 3:47 pm

    Problem is, everyone has a different threshold of offense.

    Sometimes, ignoring that which offends us is the most prudent course of response.

    Grow a thicker skin.

    Harden the fuck up.

    Imposing one’s standards upon the rest of the population, in so far as what is acceptable discourse or not, is arrogant & doomed to fail.

    Tolerance doesn’t mean you have to like it, or that you can’t retort in kind. It is being aware & accepting that we’re not all generic copies of eachother.

  42. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 12, 2013 3:48 pm

    I agree, Toilet. But political parties and footy clubs need to accept that they aren’t the places.

  43. June 12, 2013 3:52 pm

    Yep.

    There’s a time & place. No doubt.

    I do think that it was incredibly ill advised of the Coalition to get caught out like this. It’s almost played into the hands of Gillard’s message of yesterday…(but that still ain’t gonna save her/them).

    It’s probably the one issue (IR aside) that Abbott needs to neutralise in the public eye the most.

  44. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 12, 2013 4:06 pm

    Sometimes I see these things and wonder about conspiracies……:shock:

    It seems more likely than the stupidity that is the alternative explanation.

  45. June 12, 2013 4:10 pm

    ” It’s almost played into the hands of Gillard’s message of yesterday…”

    Indeed. The timing is a remarkable coincidence isn’t it….

  46. June 12, 2013 4:20 pm

    Don’t feel bad tinfoilofnorthmelbourne snacty.

    I’m sure if you looked over at that other erstwhile blog we deride enjoy, you’d see plenty of far more outlandish conspiracies being advanced about far more pedestrian happenstances.

    I think it’s known as confirmation bias.

    Occam’s Razor is a useful tool for defeating it.

  47. June 12, 2013 4:22 pm

    I imagine that the ALP have been just sitting on the menu until the opportune time, today, presented itself.

    Both sides will be pulling out many similar revelations about eachother in the next 100 days or so.

  48. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 12, 2013 4:23 pm

    I know Gillard is PM and should be treated with respect,

    and you go on to excuse and dismiss all the disrespect!

    and I think brough is an idiot, but FFS, is it illegal to have a sense of humor these days. I must be really sick, being a girl and having a sense of humor, but what is even more sick is having a PM that’s all for education, but has such little respect that she has two kiddies chucked out of school.

    …being a girl and having no idea of sexism masquerading as humour?

    This was a $1,000.00 a head dinner so I don’t think it was the ‘battlers’ attending.
    I don’t think gillard had the kiddies thrown out of school either, it would have been the principal and rightly so if the kids are chucking food at visiting dignitaries. It’s not ‘humour’ it is disrespect for office and this PM in particular. Have you heard of any male pollies, any having food chucked at them when visiting anyplace at all, their ‘box’ or genitalia written into a political party’s fundraiser? Or any liberal party pollie described at public events as such?

    http://thehoopla.com.au/julia-gillard-kentucky-fried-quail/

    Back in the good old days it was called- stupid, childish, poor taste, humourless…now it’s apparently misogynist.

    was it always or mostly aimed at women?

    time for australians to grow up and for aussie men to get educated and stop behaving like chest beating, knuckle dragging cavemen, it’s embarrassing for all of us this aggressive national misogyny on display.

    *cue for walrus et al to rush in with any incident they can think of where a man has been disrespected by a women thereby negating all sexism in their eyes*

  49. June 12, 2013 4:31 pm

    “Have you heard of any male pollies, any having food chucked at them…”

    Didn’t Howard cop some eggs and shoes in his time..?

  50. June 12, 2013 4:35 pm

    Howard deserved housebricks wrapped in barbwire. Or a piano. Or a safe. Or an anvil.

  51. Hummmph permalink
    June 12, 2013 4:46 pm

    AO, have you never laughed at a man joke?

    Does anybody know what was said at the ALP dinner about PETA Credlin? Must be so bad it can’t be published.

  52. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 12, 2013 4:47 pm

    Does the “Rudd’s a Goose Foie Gras” come with the usual ear wax sauce ?

  53. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 12, 2013 4:54 pm

    “……where a man has been disrespected by a women thereby negating all sexism in their eyes”

    I thought Thatcher was terribly rude to George Negus in that 60 Minutes interview he did with her……..LOL

    What does Germaine Greer think of Julia’s “fat arse” by the way ?

  54. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 12, 2013 5:06 pm

    “Must be so bad it can’t be published”

    It was very libelous apparently and was originally put up on Twitter and showed Tanya Plibersek and Nicola Roxon laughing hysterically at it.

    The joke at alleged an affair between Credlin and Abbott and made reference to her large jawbone and oral sex.

    Another misuse of Union funds

    It was quickly torn down from Twitter when the shit hit the fan and also deleted by the uploader from Youtube. However you can apparently still se comments made about it on Youtube.

  55. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 12, 2013 5:15 pm

    AO, have you never laughed at a man joke?

    In private company yes, same as i’ve laughed at female jokes, there’s funny and there’s nasty/offensive. I am always aware of the inherent sexism in the ‘jokes’.

    That menu was at a public event for a publicly funded political party. The gillard description isn’t funny either, nor a joke, it was deliberately offensive and sexist. Were the males in the menu described in the same offensively sexist manner as gillard?

    if you think this is just innocent humour then you really are an apologist for the testosterone charged politics and behaviour that the public is completely fed up with.

    This is a political party FFS, these people want to run the show for the next decade, do you think that shows mature and responsible political attitudes?

    If it was all good natured humour and defensible, why are they all running away from it, in denial overdrive?

    Didn’t Howard cop some eggs and shoes in his time..?

    dunno about eggs, wasn’t the shoe throwing thing when he was ex-PM, out of office and self promoting his political memoirs?

  56. Hummmph permalink
    June 12, 2013 5:24 pm

    What I find offensive is Gillard using abortion to score a few points, abortion isn’t as far I’m aware used as a form of contraception, it’s more often than not a very traumatic event in someone’s life, it can affect whole families, and some people women and men never really get over it, so, I’ll give you the Gillard menu may be offensive to some, but FFS it’s not going to have me crying into my soup.

  57. egg permalink
    June 12, 2013 5:35 pm

    A wit at Bolter’s blog mentions game of thrones…

    ‘Julia likes to think of herself as Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons, but she is more akin to Calici, Virus of Rabbits.’

  58. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 12, 2013 5:46 pm

    “This is a political party FFS, these people want to run the show for the next decade, do you think that shows mature and responsible political attitudes?”

    I suppose you’d also defend Gillard for appearing repeatedly on Kyle Sandilands grubby breakfast show.

    You know Kyle…………… he’s the charmer who describes female critics as fat slobs and questions young girls about how their virginity was stolen via a rapist.

    Yeah all this confected bullshit about sexism and misogyny being directed at Gillard by Men.

    Its time for Gillard to shut the fuck up and stop voluntarily appearing with the exact types of individuals she condemns for a change.

    She’s a fucking grubby hypocrite of the highest order and is a fucking total embarrassment to the office of PM.

    Dame Edna Everidge with Sir Les Patterson would be a more respectable PM and partner

  59. June 12, 2013 6:05 pm

    “Dame Edna Everidge with Sir Les Patterson would be a more respectable PM and partner”

    There’s a lot of merit in that idea.

  60. egg permalink
    June 12, 2013 6:37 pm

    And I support the suggestion that Julia is ‘a fucking total embarrassment to the office of PM.’

    Not long to go now…

  61. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 12, 2013 7:41 pm

    Dame Edna’s first act as PM would be to ensure Lance Boyle, secretary of the ACUNT, gets pre-selected for Batman.

  62. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 12, 2013 8:55 pm

    Have you heard of any male pollies, any having food chucked at them when visiting anyplace at all

    Yes

    http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/s807381.htm

    Spare us the broad sexism crap, Kittylitter. No one person has ever sought to create divisions amongst the Australian community as that incompetent Prime Minister we have at the moment. She is contemptible the depths to which she is prepared to stoop to cling on to power, a power she and her Ministers have so often abused. Leaders unite.

    I’ve said my piece on the menu. It doesn’t bear comparison to the disgrace of the blue tie speech, or the “fighting Tories” campaign, or the misogyny speech, and she has herself dished off personal insults to plenty of Opposition ministers. She’s called Hockey fat, she’s called Pyne a “mincing poodle”. These are equally as insulting as anything thrown at her. And of course there was that big fat Greek bullshitartist. Racist to boot.

    I really hope she isn’t replaced as leader. I hope she’s there on 14 September when the collective Australian constiuency tells her in no uncertain terms just what a despicable person they think she is.

    I’m sorry if I don’t want to hate my fellow countrymen the way you and Gillard want me to, Kittylitter, but there it is. I don’t. To the rich, good luck. To each his own. To the poor, if I can help, please tell me how. To blokes who want to love each other, I don’t get it, but good luck to you, to girls who want to love each other, the same.To my wife, who happens to be a female, I’m married to you because I find you endlessly interesting (amongst other things not fit for this blog), I’m grateful that you do most of the cooking because you are far better at it than I and I understand that you appreciate my equal contributions in other areas.To the Aborigines, it’s shitty what our ancestors did collectively to yours, my Irish and Italian ancestors were treated pretty poorly too, but how about we let it go and work out a way that we can all get along and prosper?

    I refuse to get sucked in to the anger and hate that our current leader is so desperate to create. She can fuck off.

  63. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 12, 2013 9:14 pm

    What I find offensive is Gillard using abortion to score a few points, abortion isn’t as far I’m aware used as a form of contraception, it’s more often than not a very traumatic event in someone’s life, it can affect whole families, and some people women and men never really get over it, so, I’ll give you the Gillard menu may be offensive to some, but FFS it’s not going to have me crying into my soup…

    huh…what does that even mean?
    What are you trying to imply? Are you even female, I have serious doubts.

    Abortion is a very legitimate debate especially with the mad monk in charge. I don’t think women should have a lot of trust that abbott’s tea party fundy’s wouldn’t try to change things by legislation or stealth. They keep harping back to ‘the howard glory days’ as if that is the benchmark for australian politics. Well as soon as howard got in he de-funded every women’s group/advisory body to non-existence. Then there was the RU486 fiasco where he tried to keep ministerial control over the drug [and medical abortion as opposed to surgical abortion] and then bullied the drug companies into not marketing the drug. After abbott lost the control of RU486 he then acted against the interests of women seeking abortion by funding church/pro-life groups to provide abortion ‘counselling’.

    Howard deserved housebricks wrapped in barbwire. Or a piano. Or a safe. Or an anvil.

    Besides, his goons made sure that howard never got within a cooee of a sandwich, howard never let the general public or a protester anywhere near. They were kept well corralled and out of sight and earshot. No unscripted walking amongst the riff raff for howard or even abbott, whose every public appearance is carefully controlled and stage managed. They don’t like to take a risk with the general public.

    She’s a fucking grubby hypocrite of the highest order and is a fucking total embarrassment to the office of PM.

    yeah well, just wait and see how the thug monk, phonytony manages to embarrass the office.

  64. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 12, 2013 9:16 pm

    Does everybody know that 200 plus people working for Target in Geelong have just lost their jobs. Some asylum seekers have also drowned.

  65. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 12, 2013 9:21 pm

    She’s called Hockey fat, she’s called Pyne a “mincing poodle”. These are equally as insulting as anything thrown at her.

    How weird, you find those to be equally as insulting as her being abused, denigrated and demeaned in derogatory terms relating to her genitalia, breasts, arse, thighs etc. Get fkn real.

  66. outlander permalink
    June 12, 2013 9:27 pm

    My wife has just bought one of those Droolia doll for the dog.
    (they’ve been selling like hot cakes)
    I’m going to have to give her a good spanking.

  67. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 12, 2013 9:35 pm

    Turns out the menu was a mock up and not the one presented to the guests. A poor joke between father and son. Labor have had it for three months and never once sought to verify its authenticity.

    Will look forward to the apologies from the outraged…..

  68. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 12, 2013 9:36 pm

    A DOG toy called “Droolia Julia” with red hair and oversized breasts being sold in Adelaide shows we still can’t deal with female leaders, feminist and author Leslie Cannold says…
    …Dr Cannold said the world struggled with female leaders who were “trailblazers … suffering on our behalf” and that male leaders were not subjected to the same “vicious ridicule” over their appearance.
    “It’s hard to look at the dog toy and not think that the person on whom it’s based is not an object of ridicule,” she said…

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national-news/pets-doll-droolia-julia-being-sold-in-adelaide/story-fncynjr2-1226616272712#ixzz2W07KJEKQ

  69. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 12, 2013 9:42 pm

    Will look forward to the apologies from the outraged…..

    got some hard evidence of some kind, or are we to believe a he said, she said from lib party supporters?

    Anyway, who do you think needs to apologise and what for?
    Who made the claims james?

  70. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 12, 2013 9:43 pm

  71. Hummmph permalink
    June 12, 2013 9:49 pm

    AO,
    I can assure you I am most definitely a female, woman, girl, a sex goddess according to my husband, some would even call me a chick. One does wonder if you are even human, or are you just a recorded message?
    My point re abortion is, every one can be offended by different things, you seem to be quite happy to dish out copious insults and offensive remarks yourself, in fact I don’t think I have ever heard you say anything nice about anybody. That’s just my opinion and I’m entitled to it apparently, as you are too. I really don’t mean this to be offensive, but you come across as being quite aggressive for a greenie.

  72. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 12, 2013 9:50 pm

  73. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 12, 2013 9:51 pm

  74. egg permalink
    June 12, 2013 9:55 pm

    ‘Abortion is a very legitimate debate especially with the mad monk in charge.’

    Nobody cares and he won’t interfere.

  75. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 12, 2013 9:57 pm

    Despite what harrypusspuss says…….

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-12/restaurant-owner-says-he-wrote-sexist-gillard-menu/4750226

    I think we have another race riot…..

  76. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 12, 2013 9:58 pm

    Abortion is a very legitimate debate especially with the mad monk in charge

    Why exactly is it a legitimate debate?

  77. egg permalink
    June 12, 2013 10:03 pm

    From Sancty’s link…

    ‘Mr Abbott, who is an ardent Catholic, once described abortion as “the easy way out”.

    ‘But, more recently, he has distanced himself from those comments, saying: “I absolutely accept that for any woman facing an unexpected pregnancy, the choices are tough.”

  78. That Scumbag Walrus in Canberra permalink
    June 12, 2013 10:12 pm

    So this is Julia’s ‘ Gordon Grech Moment”

    You are a true fuckwit Gillard

    Now in September you can go fuck yourself as well you lying Piece of shit

  79. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 12, 2013 10:18 pm

    Yes, the restaurateur has said he printed it as a joke, it was never distributed.

    I agree with James, if they’ve had it for months without trying to verify that it was used, it is DISGRACEFUL!! and INCOMPETENT!!!!

  80. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 12, 2013 10:30 pm

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/12/gillard-menu-sexist-liberal-dinner

    …A spokesman for the Queensland LNP has since said Brough will not be speaking again on the issue on Wednesday…

    …The menu was first posted by a Brisbane chef who claimed he used to work at the unnamed restaurant which hosted the Liberal National Party soiree and a staff member who was catering the dinner had taken a photo of the menu…

    Damage control much? Liberal spin machine goes into overdrive. Brough yanked and silenced, everyone huddled at lib HQ all day desperately plotting and phoning around for a saviour. Finally, we’ve got it! When did the new version come out, how long did it take?

    Of course it’ll be swallowed by the naive and the rusted ons.

    All I can say is abbott wants brough real bad, I’m worried for our indigenous peoples.

    Unreal these lieberals.

  81. outlander permalink
    June 12, 2013 10:33 pm

    Kitty, don’t panic, my wife also put a “boney tony” doll on back order, in the interests of equality (such big demand too 4 week waiting list)
    Guess I better put on my blue tie and spank her again.
    The dog will pull the eyes of first and then rip the stuffing out.
    But, seriously drawing attention to yourself everytime something doesn’t go your way is only going to brush most people up the wrong way, like a spoilt kid.
    She was the one that said “Game On”. She’s not that tough after all.
    She can stand the heat, so it’s time for her to get out the kitchen, give someone else a go.

  82. That Scumbag Walrus in Canberra permalink
    June 12, 2013 10:36 pm

    It’s time that 3 or 4 ALP backbenchers held a joint press conference and one at a time gave a case and demanded Julia resign.

    Then I woke up

  83. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 12, 2013 10:44 pm

    Oh, Kittylitter. “Andrew” is David Carter, the “chef”.

    Have a look at his twitter page and you tell me he is apolitical as he claims.

  84. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 12, 2013 10:46 pm

    @deanhepburn if your collecting tweets about the coaltition: This is a menu from a Lib dinner that Hockey atteneded twitter.com/chef09876/stat…— David Carter (@chef09876) June 11, 2013

  85. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 12:51 am

    As reported on The Age website, Richards wrote a letter to Brough explaining the situation after seeing it reported on the evening news.

    Bullshit!

    And here’s why:

    http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/politics/the-mal-brough-menugate-cover-up/

  86. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 13, 2013 2:02 am

    “Bullshit! And here’s why:”

    Then she goes on to link Independant Australia……

    I think more likely is that Brough was in damage control this morning. He couldn’t remember it, and said “the right words”. Look at how both he and Hockey were treated when they said they couldn’t remember reading it.

    David Carter is Gillard’s Godwin Grech. At least Utegate had some basis in that preferential treatment was given to the car dealer, whether the correspondence was fabricated or not.

  87. reb of Melbourne permalink
    June 13, 2013 8:46 am

  88. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 8:54 am

    Such is the speed of the media cycle these days everyone has to pre-emptively apologise (for stuff they dont recall) just in case something was flashed before their eyes and someone with a mobile phone camera was at the ready for the correct “gotcha” moment.

    Bring back box brownies

  89. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 13, 2013 9:13 am

    Looks like it is going to be a dirty election campaign. Gillard has had this menu for 3 months and just decided to release it now. Wonder what other stuff the Gillard staff have ready to announce when the time is right??

  90. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 13, 2013 9:32 am

    You can almost hear the collective groan from ALP MPs over menugate.

    Whether Brough’s explanation is true or not ALP MPs will be adding it to the list of Gillard’s daily political miscalculations- abortion, men, blue ties.

    The phones must be ringing hot. What colour tie is Shorten wearing today?

  91. egg permalink
    June 13, 2013 9:33 am

    ”The Prime Minister yesterday called myself, my colleagues, effectively, misogynist pigs,” Joe said.

  92. egg permalink
    June 13, 2013 9:39 am

    ‘Mr Richards, an LNP donor, has since copped a bagging by women about his restaurant on the website urbanspoon.’

    AAP

  93. June 13, 2013 9:40 am

    ”The Prime Minister yesterday called myself, my colleagues, effectively, misogynist pigs,” Joe said.”

    A fairly accurate assessment I would’ve thought.

  94. IPA address permalink
    June 13, 2013 9:41 am

    Apparently the restaurant in question has been flooded with enquiries from people wishing to book Blue Tie parties.

  95. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 13, 2013 9:55 am

    E P I C Q U A I L

  96. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:27 am

    Someone needs to be seen to force Shorten’s hand in this matter so that Bill no longer feels all the pressure of being the Kingmaker.

    Martin Ferguson (retiring anyway) and perhaps Simon Crean and Ed Husic (a western Sydney MP certain to lose his seat with Gillard as PM) need to front a press conference and put the case that it is in the ALP’s best interest to remain as strong as it can should it lose the election and to do that it must have a leader capable of putting together a winning campaign.

    Their argument must be that MPs including those perceived to be factional leaders (read Billy Boy) must put their personal interests aside and put what is best for the party front and centre.

    They need to take joint responsibility for a coup and not just leave it to Billy Boy

  97. TB Queensland permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:00 am

    I wondered how long the fire control party would take to get here … typical response from wankers … who know they’ve fkd up big time ….”let’s move on” … most often seen in boardrooms and political party meetings …

    First the apology, then the I can’t remember/wasn’t involved, then the scapegoat then the denial … reminds me of a bunch of catlik priests …

    I cringed at Gillard’s speech but I was angry at the menu … is anyone capable of running this kindergarten ….

  98. egg permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:04 am

    ‘….and put what is best for the party front and centre.’

    I’ll second that.

  99. June 13, 2013 11:10 am

    I think that, given the issue becomes more muddy by the minute, TB, people are gonna choose to believe what they want to believe.
    Until it is proven definitively one way or the other.

    Certainly still smacks of a Coalition cover up at the moment. But it is undeniable that the ALP was sitting on the incident & released the menu at an opportunistic time following Gillard’s reopening of the gender morass.

  100. egg permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:23 am

    ‘…reopening of the gender morass.’

    Poor strategy by Gillard, shows her desperation.

  101. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:34 am

    “………Gillard’s reopening of the gender morass……….”

    By reopening the Abortion Law debate from the 1970 and 1980s that everyone else thought was done and dusted.

    What a truly fucked up unit she is

  102. egg permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:46 am

    She’s so last century.

  103. Hummmph permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:50 am

    I agree with egg, she is desperate and she knows that a return to abortion will stir up women’s fear of Abbott, which I have mentioned that IMO using abortion just to stir fear really sucks.
    Mind you, things are really tough for her when that annoying little turd, Rudd keeps popping up to help her,at a time she seems to be having trouble convincing more of her own team that’s she’s the right person for the job. In my opinion Rudd is a waste of space.

  104. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 12:02 pm

    Meanwhile…………………..in the Real World……………….the one that actually matters we have these pathetic numbers…

    “5,300 full-time jobs were lost, and 6,400 part time jobs were gained, taking the total number of new jobs to 1,100.”

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/markets-live/markets-live-asx-slide-quickens-20130613-2o5j4.html#ixzz2W3d4Ky6b

  105. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 12:22 pm

    … who know they’ve fkd up big time ….”let’s move on” … most often seen in boardrooms and political party meetings …
    First the apology, then the I can’t remember/wasn’t involved, then the scapegoat then the denial…
    I cringed at Gillard’s speech but I was angry at the menu … is anyone capable of running this kindergarten …

    just reeks of cover-up doesn’t it?

    A few telling points:

    -The restauranter has apologised to the libs for the embarrassment but has not been able to find it in himself to apologise to the PM, the person that has been publicly denigrated & ridiculed in all of this. That sounds like real hate to me, not an unfunny ‘joke’, straight out nasty sexism, ‘larrykin’ pickering style.

    -the chef who knows the owner & son says he would be very surprised if the menu wasn’t on the tables.
    -tony abbott just can’t be arsed checking his diary to see where he was and what he was doing on the day in question [and no-one in media can be bothered doing anything other than accept his words at face value].
    – brough silenced and yanked real quick, told to not say another word, then everyone hunkered down at lib HQ, desperately seeking saviour until story sorted.

    – as said in IA, the story doesn’t add up:

    …So. at midday, Brough was aware that the menu had been drawn up by a non-party member, who was now deeply apologetic.
    But wait … how could Brough have known this, if Richards didn’t contact him until later in the day?
    Remember, Richards didn’t write his letter to Brough until after seeing the story on the evening news.

    Now abbott and brough have finally got their stories memorised and aligned and are out hosing it all down with brough now the epitome of decency – BS *retch*

    Another free pass for the libs. it’s all really easy when you have the backing of a campaigning media who let you off the hook every single time.

    I wasn’t impressed by gillards speech either, but apparently the bits we heard in the press made it appear worse than it was when viewed in it’s entirety.

    Labor has been abysmal in getting their messages and achievements out to the electorate and union scandals along with some nasty policies [AS, single mothers] haven’t helped but people forget that abbott’s mob plans to do worse.
    For PM material such as true grit and performance, gillard runs rings around abbott by every measure.

    http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/politics/a-fair-go-for-prime-minister-julia-gillard/

    We’ll all have a nice cuppa tea and just move on because phonytony has said so!
    Unless of course it’s something that he wants to attack labor on [even if it’s not true] then he wants us to be angry and hysterical forever!

    I still don’t believe it.

  106. June 13, 2013 12:26 pm
  107. June 13, 2013 12:29 pm

    Interesting….

    The LNP now insist that the menu never left the kitchen, but at the same time issued the following apology..

    It just doesn’t add up..

    .

  108. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 12:29 pm

    Can someone tell me why a clear campaign speech at the Women for Gillard launch (read Labor Party advert where all other Press was locked out of) was filmed, edited and distributed by the PMs own Office.

    Why is the Taxpayer paying for her/Labor propaganda ?

  109. Hummmph permalink
    June 13, 2013 12:36 pm

    Evil, are you game to argue with a woman? 😉

  110. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 12:41 pm

    Why is the Taxpayer paying for her/Labor propaganda ?

    why is the taxpayer paying for abbott’s stunts, propaganda and ‘charity’ work?

  111. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 1:02 pm

    a small local event in March.

    How small are those $1,000 to $2,000 a head ‘invitation only’ events?

    http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/restaurateur-admits-joke-menu-not-mals/1905815/

    Mal Brough denies restaurant owner took fall to protect him:

    …Mr Brough denied Mr Richards, an LNP donor and personal friend, was pressured into making the admission…

    Meanwhile, Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer has taken aim at Mr Brough on Twitter.

    “Always a fall guy for Mal Brough – first Ashby now this restaurant owner. Why is Brough so desperate to get back into parliament?” Mr Palmer tweeted…

  112. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 1:03 pm

    The taxpayer is not paying for a video production. The Networks are

  113. Hummmph permalink
    June 13, 2013 1:18 pm

    Why are tax payers forking out for all sorts of polies perks?
    I think there is a difference between charity work, where presumably the money goes to charity, and women for Gillard where the money presumably goes to Gillard.

  114. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 13, 2013 1:21 pm

    “the chef who knows the owner & son says he would be very surprised if the menu wasn’t on the tables.”

    So are you talking about a disgruntled ex-employee who didn’t work there at the time and who is so entirely politically neutral he would ‘rather be raped by a pitbull with aids’ than have Abbott as PM. No agenda going on there!

    Oh, and why did Gillard’s office sit on this since March? Must have put a lot of strategic thinking went into dropping it just after Women for Julia day. Shame it blew up in her face, or one of them at least.

  115. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 1:23 pm

    The taxpayer is not paying for a video production. The Networks are

    The taxpayer is paying abbott to do his job as LOTO, not to campaign, that should be in his own time [if that’s what you are accusing gillard of]. Daily stunts and refusals to submit to press questioning on behalf of the public is simple propaganda.

    Anyway, Gillard was the invited guest of that women’s group.

    By the same token, I’m a big believer in FOI and transparency in govt for everything. These people are supposedly acting in our interests yet won’t tell us what agreements/deals are struck in our names. I don’t believe that taxpayer funded PMs or a LOTO should have secret meetings with industry and lobby groups. A transcript of every minute of every meeting they have should be free and publicly available.

    I

  116. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 1:25 pm

    I think there is a difference between charity work, where presumably the money goes to charity,

    If you are getting paid to do your ‘charitable’ works, it is not charity – that is something you give for free.

  117. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 1:31 pm

    So are you talking about a disgruntled ex-employee who didn’t work there at the time

    There’s always a disgruntled ex [or soon to be] employee whenever the whistle is blown, isn’t there?

  118. egg permalink
    June 13, 2013 1:40 pm

    Gillard is a complete waste of space, we want a backbench revolt and we want it now….

  119. June 13, 2013 1:48 pm

    I always find it amusing when people use the royal “we”…

  120. Hummmph permalink
    June 13, 2013 1:48 pm

    Egg the back bench revolt may not be too far away. Apparently, I didn’t hear this first hand, but some one told me that o’farrell a bit annoyed with Gillard, something to do about porkies and gonski funding, don’t know any details so could be all pie in the sky.

    If polies doing charity work during work hours and the money goes to charity so be it, I’m sure the hated Abbott isn’t the only polie that has ever done this.

  121. June 13, 2013 1:50 pm

    So True!!

  122. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 1:50 pm

    Menu-gate proves the gender war is far from false:
    http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4751066.html

  123. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 1:54 pm

    If polies doing charity work during work hours and the money goes to charity so be it, I’m sure the hated Abbott isn’t the only polie that has ever done this.

    How about pollies actually funding people by their public policies, not having them beg to charities?

  124. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 1:59 pm

    I’m sure the hated Abbott isn’t the only polie that has ever done this.

    without any evidence at all, you’re always sure that abbott can never do anything wrong and if he does, well, he’s not the only one!

    so, despite all your defending of abbott & co, they are all the same aren’t they?

  125. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 13, 2013 2:00 pm

    Why is begging to government so much better?

  126. IPA address permalink
    June 13, 2013 2:05 pm

    Chef James Morrow stirs the pot …

    “Without debating the jokes, the supposedly scandalous menu indicates foie gras, quail, butter-poached crayfish, jamon Iberico bacon-and-eggs with caviar, and so on were served up on the night – in other words, it would have been a helluva degustation.

    “Yet the regular menu at Richards and Richards, where the whole thing started and whose boss denies the thing was anything more than an in-house gag, suggests otherwise.

    “With all due respect to the crew, this sort of night might be a bit ambitious for this kitchen: I’m sure they serve nice stuff, veal cutlets and steaks and pizzas and the like, but hardly anything that flash. Hell, half the place is a menswear shop”.

  127. Hummmph permalink
    June 13, 2013 2:11 pm

    Not a bad suggestion AO, I’m happy to give all the donations that I normally give to charities to the government in extra tax, that way I won’t feel pressured when people like Canteen, epilepsy ass, disabled sports, guide dogs, RSPCA, the list goes on , ring and plead for money, all worthy causes. Also I won’t feel pressured into handing over hard earned money with these charities out side supermarket entries also begging for money for the old folks home, help for the deaf, ladies hospital auxcillary. Yes it would be much easier handing over extra tax, maybe the volunteer charity workers could also earn a wage, then in turn, pay tax, which would help charities and so the cycle continues.
    Yay, AO for PM.

  128. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 13, 2013 2:15 pm

    Summary, Hockey & Brough say – ‘didn’t see it, but it’s very poor taste, sorry’

    The restaurant owner says – ‘you didn’t see it because it was never there for you to see’

    Is there any more breaking news?

  129. egg permalink
    June 13, 2013 2:34 pm

    ‘I always find it amusing when people use the royal “we”…’

    Its my party too and we of the old guard speak as one… she’s does us bad.

  130. egg permalink
    June 13, 2013 2:39 pm

    ‘Is there any more breaking news?’

    The Sydney Cricket Ground will be the venue for the opening season of US baseball.

  131. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 2:40 pm

    …I’m sure they serve nice stuff, veal cutlets and steaks and pizzas and the like, but hardly anything that flash. Hell, half the place is a menswear shop”…

    Just a cosy mens club environment.

    Why is begging to government so much better?

    People should not have to beg, that is the point, especially to pious, judgemental and bigoted religious charities who know what’s best for them.
    Public policy for the good of all the community is govt doing what they are supposed to do, provide services for the common good of all its citizens. It is rubbish to suggest that govt exists only to support business interests [your undemocratic neoliberal fascist corporocracy utopia]. OTOH, private enterprise should exist and profit by their own enterprise, without begging to govt [taxpayers] for subsidies and favours which then distorts the free market you so admire, acting against the best interests of the same taxpayers .

  132. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 2:42 pm

    Its my party too and we of the old guard speak as one… she’s does us bad.

    sure, you keep saying so and you might believe it yourself, one day you might even convince the rest of us.

    The old guard is what’s wrong with labor!

  133. egg permalink
    June 13, 2013 2:56 pm

    ‘The old guard is what’s wrong with labor!’

    Its nothing to do with the union hack old guard, but obviously I’m not at liberty to say more.

    Madigan DLP has resurrected this whole abortion thingy and the monk has settled the matter.

    ‘Asked about that bill and whether he would rule out any deals on abortion law if Madigan held a balance of power position after the election, the Coalition leader said: “Yes, I do, I do rule out any deals. I make it crystal clear the Coalition has no plans for change in this area, none whatsoever.

    “It is fundamentally an area for the states, but certainly as far as we are concerned there are no plans, no plans whatsoever for change.”

    Taylor in the Guardian

  134. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 13, 2013 3:11 pm

    “People should not have to beg, that is the point

    Exactly. Especially to the government.

    “It is rubbish to suggest that govt exists only to support business interests”

    I didn’t suggest this, it is just your gratuitous slur.

    “your undemocratic neoliberal fascist corporocracy utopia”

    You present a great argument for government funded psychiatric service, I’ll give you that.

    “private enterprise should exist and profit by their own enterprise”

    Now we agree on something. But here is some real news for you – every cent the government spends comes from private enterprise. Private enterprise is not just a piggy bank to be raided every time some leftist has a wet dream about more government spending, and believe me, leftists are sex-maniacs on that score. The real problem is to stop them fucking the economy completely.

  135. Hummmph permalink
    June 13, 2013 3:53 pm

    Illegal steroid importers arrested in WA
    From: AAP
    June 13, 2013 3:45PM

    Suppose it’s no coincidence that Arnold Swartzenager (?) is over in the west.

  136. el gordo permalink
    June 13, 2013 4:07 pm

    Hum I checked out that O’Farrell rumor, to do with Gonski and the extra sweet offered to WA to come on board. They knocked it back anyway, so Barry is just stirring.

  137. Hummmph permalink
    June 13, 2013 4:11 pm

    Tut, just pie in the sky after all.

  138. June 13, 2013 4:34 pm

    A SHOCKING UPDATE: THE MENU WAS MADE PUBLIC !!!

    “This morning Dave Carter, a former employee at the restaurant, said he doubted the menu hadn’t been shared around at the event.

    The Herald Sun reports he says he had little doubt “that Joe would have shown everyone there. Normally at these functions there is some kind of a joke, some kind of a gag and Joe Richards is the type of person that makes sure everyone sees it and everyone knows about it.”

    http://au.businessinsider.com/urbanspoon-had-to-pull-its-page-for-the-restaurant-caught-in-the-gillard-menu-scandal-2013-6

  139. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 13, 2013 4:38 pm

    Dave is the guy with a preference for being raped by pitbulls.

  140. IPA address permalink
    June 13, 2013 4:39 pm

    “This morning Dave Carter, a former employee at the restaurant, said he doubted the menu hadn’t been shared around at the event.”

    No doubt Mr Carter has some doubts, but it’s doubtful his doubts remove all doubts.

  141. June 13, 2013 4:53 pm

    And if there is any doubt, the beholden will err on the side of their bias…a phenomena no more prevalent than here (& elsewhere, at the CWA) today.

  142. June 13, 2013 4:54 pm

    It doesn’t matter what actually happened anymore, the issue has well & truly split along partisan lines.

  143. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 5:08 pm

    Does it matter to anyone that Skynews established today that Carter was not even at the Event yet seems to have some psychic knowledge of exactly what transpired.

    By the looks of his Twitter account he’s hardly unbiased when he compares

    Voting for Abbott because you dont like Gillard

    to

    Eating Shit because you don’t like Spinach.

    Oh yeah………..he’s really reliable for a factual account

  144. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 5:11 pm

    “Madigan DLP has resurrected this whole abortion thingy and the monk has settled the matter.”

    So now thanks to that fucking retard Gillard in raising this long settled subject the DLP will now campaign upon it heavily no doubt and should they hold any balance of power they will then claim to have a new mandate whether they get another senator or not

  145. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 5:31 pm

    The abortion issue is nowhere near where it should be. Saw the best article I have ever seen on the issue, why australian women should be fearful of political influences and the total ignorance of the electorate.
    Welcome to the guardian, finally some sensible reporting on the facts not the false debate that the voters are spoon fed.

    Gillard shouldn’t use abortion as a US-style wedge issue:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/13/gillard-abbott-abortion-australia

    …To build and protect the best reproductive rights framework for Australian women, the Gillard government could have introduced uniform, national legislation on abortion, something the Australian Medical Association called for back in 2005. They could have tackled medical practitioners who force women to go doctor-shopping based on a literal reading of the AMA’s policy position to “inform” patients that abortions may be available elsewhere, rather than “refer” patients to doctors who will perform abortions. They could have done so by removing the conscience vote from the federal parliamentary caucus. After all, the party’s 2011 national platform states that Labor will support the rights of women to determine their own reproductive lives, particularly the right to choose appropriate fertility control and abortion, and ensure that these choices are on the basis of sound social and medical advice…

    By the looks of his Twitter account he’s hardly unbiased when he compares
    Voting for Abbott because you dont like Gillard

    So what, the truth is not negated or discounted because of political opinion. If I don’t like carrots doesn’t mean that they have no nutritional value.

  146. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 5:35 pm

    No, no entrenched national misogyny here. Australia – the nation of sexist, racist dickheads!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/13/army-personnel-emails-demeaning-women

    …Morrison said he was disgusted and that behaviour that was demeaning and degrading to women was a systemic problem in the defence force. He questioned why parents would entrust daughters to the defence force and why women would want to join if these sorts of things continued…

  147. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 5:36 pm

    The point is Carter made claims when he was not even there

  148. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 5:39 pm

    “No, no entrenched national misogyny here. Australia – the nation of sexist, racist dickheads!”

    So how do you reconcile Grub Gillard’s cosy relationship with Grub Sandilands ?

    Or perhaps (this misogyny business) is all a stunt

  149. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 5:41 pm

    “He questioned why parents would entrust daughters to the defence force and why women would want to join if these sorts of things continued…”

    And it all happened under the watchful eye of a misogynist hating ALP Government

    LOL

  150. TB Queensland permalink
    June 13, 2013 5:56 pm

    The point is Carter made claims when he was not even there

    So do you, Wally, so do you …

  151. TB Queensland permalink
    June 13, 2013 6:08 pm

    Morrison said earlier the men had been members of the defence force “in excess of 10 years”, and the group included a lieutenant colonel, majors, captains, warrant officers, sergeants and corporals.</i.

    Extremely disturbing … especially senior ranks! And the number involved …

    And it all happened under the watchful eye of a misogynist hating ALP Government

    LOL

    However, Wally, recognised and being dealt with by the Army Chief and Defence Minister … this is NOT something that should be politicised but sorted and quickly!

    BTW you are supposed to be good with numbers, Wally, 10 from 2013 = 2003 … now here’s a trick question … what political party formed government in 2003/4/5/6?

    You have 30 seconds … no we’ll make it 40 … from ………………………. now! 🙄

  152. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 13, 2013 6:14 pm

    Oh dear, now Albo and Combet are fingered for their own obscene menu.

  153. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 6:16 pm

    So how do you reconcile Grub Gillard’s cosy relationship with Grub Sandilands ?

    how cosy? is she a personal friend or has she appeared on his show once or twice [perhaps to try and educate his grub audience?]

    By the same weird logic – tony abbott must be a grub and a criminal because he’s been on the grubshows owned by the murdoch criminal media organisation [although for a long time now he’s only been trusted to do daily doorstop stunts and walkaway when questioned].

  154. June 13, 2013 6:31 pm

    Wishful barracking from all sides…

  155. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 6:35 pm

    What was your question again TB ?

    LOL

    “He said the allegations involve the production and distribution of ”highly inappropriate” material across both defence computer systems and the internet over the past three years.”

  156. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 13, 2013 6:46 pm

    Coq au Tony….
    Joe’s meatballs….

    Classy.

  157. egg permalink
    June 13, 2013 7:05 pm

    ‘Welcome to the guardian, finally some sensible reporting on the facts not the false debate that the voters are spoon fed.’

    Taylor tries to show balance, but she is biased. Which is fine, its the Guardian framework.

  158. June 13, 2013 7:31 pm

    “Coq au Tony….
    Joe’s meatballs….

    Classy.”

    Reverse outrage!

    The best kind.

    A flanking tactic from Coalition clearinghouses of note! Only 24hrs later & they’ve mustered the troops.

    It’s ok, limpets, really! Tony is going to win. Enough with the stoopid goodfight fighting.

  159. June 13, 2013 7:33 pm

    More voices in the OZ media landscape can only be a good thing.

    The Guardian is a welcome infiltrator. Toiletjesus knows, Fairfax is in its death throes & the monopolistic stranglehold of the other lot isn’t healthy.

  160. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 13, 2013 8:13 pm

    Easy Toilet… I think my disgust was more vehement yesterday.

  161. egg permalink
    June 13, 2013 8:19 pm

    Over at the kaf they now include Fairfax as part of hate media, so its now a monstrous conspiracy.

    This is all we’ll get from that quarter for some considerable time.

  162. IPAddress permalink
    June 13, 2013 8:25 pm

    “so its now a monstrous conspiracy”

    Thank goodness for “independent” “media”. 🙄

  163. egg permalink
    June 13, 2013 8:34 pm

    At AIMN the editor is talking about freedom of speech … the irony burns.

  164. IPAddress permalink
    June 13, 2013 9:10 pm

    Hate Media: Video: Interview with chef who “felt obligated” to release menu

  165. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 9:11 pm

    https://twitter.com/vanOnselenP/status/345131439072886784

    https://twitter.com/vanOnselenP/status/345129721526366208

  166. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 9:16 pm

  167. IPAddress permalink
    June 13, 2013 9:27 pm

    Is the outrage because this Howard person implied Tim was gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that, or so I thought) or because he implied Julia’s relationship is a politically expedient sham? How dare he?

  168. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 9:41 pm

    The outrage is the disrespect shown by him for a sitting PM and the office of PM.
    Why not ask her about govt policy?
    Never mind the ignorance and stereotyping in even asking if he’s gay [because he’s a hairdresser I assume].
    Wonder if he’d ask phonytony if margie likes it rough? or if tony can manage to fill margie’s box? [not too often ‘cos he’s never home] 🙄
    WTF has happened, has the great unhinging since the hung parliament finally brought braindeath? Dickheads.

    https://twitter.com/vanOnselenP/status/345134379883958272

  169. That Scumbag Walrus in Canberra permalink
    June 13, 2013 9:47 pm

    Tim liked attending a well known karate club when in Sydney.

    That’s no secret in Sydney

    How do we spell Marshall arts again?

  170. IPAddress permalink
    June 13, 2013 9:48 pm

    He’s a “shock jock” according to WA Today’s tweet. He’s just managed to shock the permanently outraged.

  171. IPAddress permalink
    June 13, 2013 9:59 pm

    “The outrage is the disrespect shown by him for a sitting PM and the office of PM.”

    A “sitting PM” is a professional politician, no more, no less, and gets my respect when they earn it. As for the office of PM, Ms Gillard’s demeaned that more than Howard Sattler ever could.

  172. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:04 pm

    Nah, just cover to get phonytony and brough off the front pages by belittling and demeaning the PM even more. After all, she’s just a woman, just tits, bum, thighs and box, no right to any personal dignity or respect.

  173. I'm Permanently Affronted permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:11 pm

    It’s a disgrace!

  174. That Scumbag Walrus in Canberra permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:18 pm

    Jason Clare and David Bradbury both Sydney Western MPs have apparently now defected to Rudd.

    Mmmmmmmmmmm !

    Not happy .I want to vote Grub Gillard out on 14 September

  175. That Scumbag Walrus in Canberra permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:22 pm

    Julia appears with Arnie in Perth

    He’s been fucking his housekeeper for 20 fucking years.

    What the fuck ?

    Who advises our Chief Idiot ?

  176. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:23 pm

    A “sitting PM” is a professional politician, no more, no less, and gets my respect when they earn it.

    And in your eyes, how must she ‘earn’ respect in her private life? last time I looked she and tim are both quite decent and respectful of others…she’s the PM, not a professional sex worker. You’ve just belittled her by treating her as just another of the females that you think you can sexually harass at every opportunity.

    As for the office of PM, Ms Gillard’s demeaned that more than Howard Sattler ever could.

    In your opinion. I think sattler has just demeaned all men.

  177. It's Pretty Awful permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:25 pm

    “He’s been fucking his housekeeper for 20 fucking years.”

    You mean he was in a politically expedient relationship? 😯

  178. That Scumbag Walrus in Canberra permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:25 pm

    And Arnie was in a suit and had a blue tie on.

  179. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:30 pm

    🙂

  180. That Scumbag Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:32 pm

    Oh he can’t be too bad

    He , the Gropeinator, pulled the chair out for her

    Reportedly when told about Abbott’s attitude on climate change he Then exclaimed ………

    “If it bleeds we can kill it”

  181. I've Paid Already permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:35 pm

    “You’ve just belittled her by treating her as just another of the females that you think you can sexually harass at every opportunity.”

    Incorrect, I made no reference to the PM’s gender. I merely pointed out that the PM is just another politician, and make no apology for saying that.

  182. June 13, 2013 10:39 pm

    Ingratiating Pseudo Advocate

  183. It's Probably Arranged permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:41 pm

    Tim’s too much of a sloppy dresser to be gay. (Can I even say that?)

  184. June 13, 2013 10:43 pm

    Private lives, probably deserve to be left private when sought to be private.

  185. egg permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:45 pm

    ‘Nah, just cover to get phonytony and brough off the front pages’

    A hate media conspiracy.

  186. That Scumbag Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:52 pm

    But but but but….x

    I heard it from 2 gay hairdressers LOL

    I do have an office at Rushcutters Bay I’d have you know.

    But seriously its been around for 2 years now. Alan Jones was also receiving training at the karate club too .

    Receiving Marshall Arts training from a Landscaper ya know.

  187. Hummmph permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:55 pm

    Rudds with Conroy tomorrow , wonder if he will defect?

  188. Ipso Post (f)Acto permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:55 pm

    “Private lives, probably deserve to be left private when sought to be private.”

    Does The First Bloke seek privacy?

  189. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:56 pm

    Whisper is an ALP member has had enough and is about to defect.

  190. egg permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:57 pm

    Whether Tim is gay or straight makes no difference, but its definitely a ‘marriage’ of convenience by an ambitious woman.

  191. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 10:59 pm

    Whether Tim is gay or straight makes no difference, but its definitely a ‘marriage’ of convenience by an ambitious woman.

    How so – could you explain how and why you could possibly think that?

  192. June 13, 2013 11:01 pm

    (is grilling his partner about her defacto’s sexual persuasion really what we want to know from the country’s hood ornament when he/she is on the radio.)

    From what I’ve seen of Tim, he’s milked it a little (the lurks & perks), but not horrendously. Otherwise I have no opinion of him/their relationship.

    PM’s are so disposable these days, there’s no use getting too attached to their trophy partners. * haha

  193. June 13, 2013 11:02 pm

    “Whisper is an ALP member has had enough and is about to defect.”

    Andrew’s still up then?

  194. That Scumbag Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:03 pm

    Fairfax suspended Sattler a few minutes ago

    Murdoch Hate Media will Headline tomorrow

    “Hate Media suspends member of Hate Media”

  195. Hummmph permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:04 pm

    Classifying all hairdressers as being gay, is like classifying all PMs as being competent.
    My hairdresser would probably kick this Howard guy in the goolies if he said that to him.

  196. June 13, 2013 11:05 pm

    It is a stupid generalisation.

    A lot of that going around unfortunately…

  197. girlfrom IPA nema permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:06 pm

    Come election night you won’t see Tim for dust. (But that’s just a rumour, started by me.)

  198. June 13, 2013 11:07 pm

    “Hate Media suspends member of Hate Media”

    😆

  199. That Scumbag Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:08 pm

    Sorry Huuuumph

    But Rudd and Conjob were together today.

    And Conroy said words to the effect “Kevin and I have had problems in the past but..”

    We know what that means.

  200. June 13, 2013 11:09 pm

    “Come election night you won’t see Tim for dust. (But that’s just a rumour, started by me.)”

    It definitely fits the narrative, if you spread it far enough across the blogosphere it will probably catch on rather well.

  201. Hummmph permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:14 pm

    Sorry I missed that Walrus,
    I would have liked to watch those two fawn all over each other, showing a united front.

  202. bitches be trippin' permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:16 pm

    “Kevin and I have had problems in the past but..”

    Namely the NBN.

  203. That Scumbag Walrus permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:18 pm

    Yes Toilet

    We have now sunk to farce of truly Shakespearian proportion

    Its great 🙂

  204. June 13, 2013 11:20 pm

    Whether EGG is gay or straight makes no difference, but its definitely a ‘marriage’ of convenience by an indifferent MRS-EGG
    *
    how the fcuk do you think you egg, know the smallest detail of Tim or marriage/sexuality

  205. IPAd permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:25 pm

    Did I put up the Turkey video yet?

  206. everyday I'm cAPuling permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:29 pm

    Oh wait, that’s not it. This is it …

  207. Hummmph permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:32 pm

    Turkeys funny,
    I know a guy who was chasing his dog, who was chasing an emu, till the emu had had enough and started chasing the dog who was trying to catch up with the owner, hilarious. Luckily, no dog, emu or guy were injured in the chase.

  208. June 13, 2013 11:54 pm

    armchair_ ” time for australians to grow up and for aussie men to get educated and stop behaving like chest beating, knuckle dragging cavemen, it’s embarrassing for all of us this aggressive national misogyny on display. ”
    *
    disliking politicians is pretty widespread and disliking Joolya`s alp is understandable since the knifing, but misogyny is probably more likely in certain sections of society, football-teams, ADF/ADFA and `red-box` Liberals.
    *
    l think `red-box` was probably meant to be a joke by some of the teabags, if you don`t think it was a joke, l say look at their so-called leader Mr-Rabbit, and his numbers man Mr-Eleventy. Of course teabags have a sense of humor.

  209. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 13, 2013 11:57 pm

  210. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 14, 2013 3:14 am

    This is the article referred to in the above from sascha taylor

    http://thehoopla.com.au/julia-crazy-brave-warrior-woman/

    and from the blog host [in comments]:

    Wendy Harmer
    June 13, 2013
    The comment from “Sascha Taylor” has been removed until it can be verified. Thanks all.

  211. Ol' Sancty permalink
    June 14, 2013 5:12 am

    Yes, Kittylitter and Richards immediately denied knowing a Sascha and further denied anyone had resigned employment.

  212. egg permalink
    June 14, 2013 7:58 am

    ‘how the fcuk do you think you egg, know the smallest detail of Tim or marriage/sexuality’

    My business partner says girls always fall in luv with their hairdressers, so I’m thinking the timing was convenient.

  213. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 14, 2013 8:59 am

    I thought Gillard made an exception to her “call out sexism” rule for shock jocks. I guess the exception only applies to Kyle.

  214. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 14, 2013 9:01 am

    Tumultuous day next Tuesday by the looks of it.

    “……………..One senior Labor MP said that, unless something happens, he was prepared to walk into caucus on Tuesday next week and challenge the PM himself.

    “I’ll blow the bloody show up,” they said…………..”

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/the-road-to-labor-apocalypse/story-fni0cwl5-1226663432841

  215. International Phoenetic Alphabet permalink
    June 14, 2013 9:24 am

    “KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: Are the protests in Turkey more Arab Spring or Occupy Wall Street?

    “BARRY RUBIN: The idea that this is some far-Left thing is a slander by Islamists. Those involved include a wide front of social democrats, liberals, and conservatives — usually called center-right in Turkey — and all sorts of people who are tired of a ten-year-long march toward Islamism. This is the kind of thing we should be supporting. Instead, unfortunately, the Obama administration is on the side of the democratically elected dictator, so to speak.”

  216. Hummmph permalink
    June 14, 2013 9:30 am

    Looks like Gillards weapon of self defense ( abortion) has blown up in her face.

  217. Hummmph permalink
    June 14, 2013 9:38 am

    “……………..One senior Labor MP said that, unless something happens, he was prepared to walk into caucus on Tuesday next week and challenge the PM himself.

    It wasn’t Kevin was it?
    Or Abbott? 😆

  218. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 14, 2013 10:08 am

    David Bradbury for PM.

  219. egg permalink
    June 14, 2013 10:19 am

    Bradbury is too young for PM, but he would make a good Treasurer.

    I want a spill.

  220. Hummmph permalink
    June 14, 2013 10:24 am

    After a quick glance at the photo SB, Bradbury reminded me of Rudy in dexxter.

  221. Hummmph permalink
    June 14, 2013 10:25 am

    In other words, a lady killer.

  222. TB Queensland permalink
    June 14, 2013 10:36 am

    What was your question again TB ?

    LOL

    Yeah, my bad, Wally … 😳

    I realised late last night … but I’m head down arse up in this Financial Ombudsman Services response to APIA … so just popped in to apologise … again???

    Still in y defence (‘scuse the pun” it was the Howard government that employed them … using the same stretch to “blame” the present government … 😉

  223. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 14, 2013 10:43 am

    Howard Sattler doesn’t seem very bright. There has always been plenty of informed gossip about the reasons for Tim’s hasty departure from Shepparton. It didn’t involve men or boys either.

    That would be a much jucier line of interview (not that I’m recommending it or even passing on the baseless sordid tales).

  224. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 14, 2013 11:10 am

    “There has always been plenty of informed gossip about the reasons for Tim’s hasty departure from Shepparton.”

    I think you might be referring to certain monies owed but never paid……………….?

    LOL

  225. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 14, 2013 11:11 am

    “Allegedly” I must say.

    All baseless allegations of course

    Just like media speculations about Leadership fights

  226. June 14, 2013 11:37 am
  227. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 14, 2013 11:39 am

    I think the were also some very grumpy fathers in Shepparton, and not just his own.

  228. egg permalink
    June 14, 2013 12:07 pm

    Sumthin to do with a barber shop?

  229. Hummmph permalink
    June 14, 2013 1:04 pm

    Forgive me for being an ametuer, but CW that you guys talk about, is that cafe whispers?
    I had a look at it and , oh dear, how will they cope come September ?

  230. June 14, 2013 1:17 pm

    is that cafe whispers?””

    Indeed it is Hummmph.. It’s hilarious….!!

    Especially the stuff that “Fed UP” (formerly known as “Catching Up” writes)

  231. Hummmph permalink
    June 14, 2013 1:34 pm

    Thanks Reb, have only had a quick look, I think one would have to be very gentle with them so as not to offend them. Then, I had a truly evil thought, but, no, I will not be nasty.

  232. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 14, 2013 1:56 pm

    “Then, I had a truly evil thought, but, no, I will not be nasty.”

    Feel free to be Hummmph.

    CW is almost exclusively for arseholes who each day gather around in one gigantic circle jerk which becomes a gigantic bukkake event dedicated to certain individuals who enjoy a warm shower of whatever they can get. They just crave attention.

    Few of us can stomach the joint and most of us are banned anyway.

    Not that we give a flying rats anyway

  233. Hummmph permalink
    June 14, 2013 2:01 pm

    I would like to play a little song for Julia

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG7I4oniOyA

  234. June 14, 2013 2:44 pm

    Probably worth letting Hummmph know that anything written here is under surveilance from there.

  235. Hummmph permalink
    June 14, 2013 2:53 pm

    Toilet, should I be afraid?

  236. egg permalink
    June 14, 2013 2:58 pm

    Be slightly afrayd.

  237. egg permalink
    June 14, 2013 3:06 pm

    Erin is baiting Min at that place, ban me if you will, so if he disappears you can be sure the power of two clicks has worked its magic once again.

  238. June 14, 2013 3:16 pm

    Definitely not afraid. Not too many able enough of mind or body to be seriously threatening.

    Just be aware, that if you’re going there, anything you’ve said here has probably been duly noted by them. You’re likely to run into accusations of trolling; it’s their equivalent of, having been confronted by contrarianism, sticking their fingers in their ears & going NUNUNUNUNUNU…

  239. June 14, 2013 3:23 pm

    Hilarious! YomM (again, thanks, TomR, with a 2nd from Adrian) & el gordo currently being blamed for being a new disagreeable visitor.

    Don’t they realise that they haven’t met everyone on the blogosphere who’s inclined to argue with them yet. 🙄

  240. Evil Walrus permalink
    June 14, 2013 3:50 pm

    Oh by the way Hummmph one more thing…………………

    Despite guarantees of privacy the hypochondriac c*nt that runs a certain blog (he continually feigns illness to gain sympathy from his fellow arsehole followers) will be certain to publish your real world name if given a remote chance of identifying you.

    Ask a few on this Blog if you like about their experiences.

    Do not believe anything written in their Disclaimer. The site is built by a Bullshit artist for exclusive use of fellow bullshit artists who only tolerate dissenters in small doses.

    If you must post there use multiple IPs and a fake email. If you go and post dont ever use an email address that can be traced back to you in the real world

  241. Hummmph permalink
    June 14, 2013 4:07 pm

    Hmmmmm, thanks for all the advice, I may have to learn a bit more from you guys before venturing too far, I’m only a vulnerable little chick at the moment.

  242. Hummmph permalink
    June 14, 2013 4:08 pm

    Oh, and a bit yellow.

  243. June 14, 2013 4:19 pm

    “Don’t they realise that they haven’t met everyone on the blogosphere who’s inclined to argue with them yet”

    I think they’re still struggling with the idea that the internet is a public space…

    Although it is funny the way that Catching Up likes to set the rules for manners and etiquette for what she calls “the visitors” until such time as she finds them disagreeable..

    The she just tells them to fuck off (if they haven’t already been banned by Patricia, Min or Miglo)…

  244. June 14, 2013 4:23 pm

    In saying that, the Blogosphere would be a lesser place without teh cafe – they provide such huge entertainment value…… 😆

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