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Sunday Night Live!

August 9, 2013

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The first election campaign debate between Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott will be held LIVE at the National Press Club in Canberra on Sunday.

TWO DRINK MINIMUM!

Glenn Milne has been warned that a two drink minimum policy has been enforced, which should make the proceedings both lively and entertaining!

Both major parties have agreed to the date and place, but the format is still being thrashed out.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has backed away from demands that he will only debate the Prime Minister in nursing homes and RSL clubs but is insisting that at least 70 per cent of audience members are classified as having early onset dementia or alzheimers.

Join us LIVE on Sunday night from 6:30pm.

 

 

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373 Comments leave one →
  1. egg permalink
    August 9, 2013 10:08 am

    Its no secret Kevette prefers a younger audience, while the Monk has a stronger connection with the elderly.

    This is because young people are politically illiterate and don’t even appreciate compulsory voting…

  2. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 9, 2013 10:38 am

    Abbott supporters should have a mouthful with every ‘er…umm’

    They’ll be pissed in 10 minutes.

  3. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 9, 2013 10:40 am

    How many times will “deficit” be mentioned ?

  4. egg permalink
    August 9, 2013 11:21 am

    I bet 100/1 they won’t talk about the hiatus in global temperatures.

  5. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 9, 2013 12:52 pm

    *’The boats…er…keep…er… coming’
    *’We will…er…stop the boats’
    *’You can…er…trust us’
    *’The deficit has…er…gone up’
    *’We have a…er….plan’

  6. August 9, 2013 12:56 pm

    We have a pamphlet…

    Our pamphlet has some points…

  7. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 9, 2013 1:42 pm

    “Our pamphlet has some points…”

    Did ToM write it ?

  8. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 9, 2013 3:06 pm

    If past form is any guide, I’m also tipping that Kev will say – ‘Our humanitarnismalist approach to the international worldwide problem of asylumseekeringismists is one of papuanugineaissmisation’…or something

  9. August 9, 2013 3:38 pm

    “Out of the way fatty”

  10. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 9, 2013 3:54 pm

    I wonder what words Rudd wont mention ?
    Deficit
    Pink Batts
    School Halls
    Surplus
    Julia
    Thomson
    Deficit
    Pink Batts
    School Halls
    Surplus
    Julia
    Thomson

  11. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 9, 2013 3:57 pm

    At least with Rupert being in the news “lefties” now have another person to demonise. Instead of AbbottAbbottAbbott it is now RupertRupertRupert. However I think publicity is better than no publicity.

  12. IPA permalink
    August 9, 2013 4:05 pm

    “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.” ~ Mark Twain

  13. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 9, 2013 4:10 pm

    Question: Mr Rudd why is the Economy going so badly? :
    Answer: China………..China………………..China………..China………….New Challenges……………………….China………..China………………..China………..China………….Economy in Transition……………………..
    Question: Mr Rudd why is the NBN going so badly? :
    All Rupert’s fault……………………..Rupert……………………………Rupert…………..
    ………………..Rupert……………………….All Rupert’s fault……………………..Rupert……………………………Rupert…………..
    ………………..Rupert

  14. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 9, 2013 4:11 pm

    “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.” ~ Mark Twain

    I tried to get a Telegraph at lunchtime on Monday.

    It had sold out

  15. August 9, 2013 4:13 pm

    “It had sold out”

    Oh how we laughed…..!!

    Meanwhile you’ll find piles of The telegraph and The Sun Herald dumped outside cinemas and theatres in Melbourne… They can’t even give the fkn things away!

  16. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 9, 2013 4:14 pm

    So how come Uncle Rupert was allowed to have an opinion by the ALP in 2007 but is not allowed to have an opinion in 2013 ?

  17. IPA permalink
    August 9, 2013 4:26 pm

    “Meanwhile you’ll find piles of The telegraph and The Sun Herald dumped outside cinemas and theatres in Melbourne… They can’t even give the fkn things away!”

    That’s odd. Newagents usually return unsold papers for credit.

  18. IPA permalink
    August 9, 2013 4:27 pm

    *Newsagents

  19. August 9, 2013 4:33 pm

    “Newagents usually return unsold papers for credit.”

    Yes, that’s what Newsagents used to do. Publishers on the other hand simply dump copies in public places to artificially maintain circulation figures…

  20. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 9, 2013 4:34 pm

    “That’s odd. Newagents usually return unsold papers for credit.”

    Same thing happens in Sydney on Friday Nights, Saturdays and Sunday mornings. They are sold as first editions which are usually bereft of the evenings sport results (including races and lotto numbers).

    They are shipped en masse to regional centres and any excess sold in capital cities. That’s why when you are on hols in a country area somewhere and you pick up the paper it seems a bit bare of sport results.

    Once the updated editions come out newsagents get their deliveries and the old versions are abandoned by the direct sellers.

  21. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 9, 2013 4:35 pm

    “Publishers on the other hand simply dump copies in public places to artificially maintain circulation figures…”

    Probably a bit of that too

  22. TB Queensland permalink
    August 9, 2013 4:36 pm

    I tried to get a Telegraph at lunchtime on Monday.

    LUNCHTIME!

    If they can’t afford ink they won’t print many anyway!

    That’s odd. Newagents usually return unsold papers for credit.

    Play with grammar by all means … but could I suggest comprehension as a skill you could learn/improve …. sreb, did say – cimemas and theatres … you simply assumed that newsagents placed them there …

  23. TB Queensland permalink
    August 9, 2013 4:39 pm

    Once the updated editions come out newsagents get their deliveries and the old versions are abandoned by the direct sellers.

    Typical Murdoch – no respect for customers – eventually the prick will explode (with any luck) … Robber Barons at work, with wannabe’s support …

  24. IPA permalink
    August 9, 2013 4:39 pm

    I didn’t say it wasn’t correct, I said it was odd. 🙄

  25. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 9, 2013 4:42 pm

    Gee,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ya gotta be tight with phraseology around here when the North of Tweed Grammar Cop comes on stream

  26. IPA permalink
    August 9, 2013 4:45 pm

    “If they can’t afford ink they won’t print many anyway!”

    Short-supply is often the problem, according to these newsagents.

  27. egg permalink
    August 9, 2013 4:46 pm

    ‘They are shipped en masse to regional centres’

    Not sure they do that anymore.

  28. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 9, 2013 5:33 pm

    “Not sure they do that anymore.”

    They were still doing it on the Central Coast of NSW last Christmas. If they have stopped completely it must be recent

    And at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney this year they were selling the Sunday Morning Papers on Saturday afternoon. No newsagent to annoy by doing so at the RES obviously

  29. August 9, 2013 5:41 pm

    What the fuck is a cimemas ?

    Please explain? 😯

    Is it the same as a theatre or is it just an alcove to dump unsold papers in?

  30. August 9, 2013 5:42 pm

    As for being a croweater, I don’t go in for all of that parochial metropolitan Adelaide shit!

  31. August 9, 2013 5:45 pm

    Saw so many boat people out & about today. Too scared to leave my house from now on! 😯

    I swear one was a white man who’d stolen a brown person’s face; probably so he could pinch an Australian job at Kmart.

  32. egg permalink
    August 9, 2013 5:49 pm

    Thanks Walrus I stand corrected.

    On a different matter a fellow named Peter Lang came up with these numbers.

    The emissions trading scheme (ETS) and the Renewable Energy Target (RET) if not repealed would cost:

    ETS = $1,345 billion to 2050
    RET = $30 billion to 2020

  33. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 9, 2013 6:01 pm

    “Thanks Walrus I stand corrected.”

    You still might be right about shipping to regionals Eg as alot has gone on at News and FJX since December.

    But they do still do an earlier edition as you’ll see them in Sydney Petrol Stations early Saturday evenings and the one delivered by the Newsagent will have full coverage of Saturday night sport i.e, AFL, NRL Trots etc

  34. TB Queensland permalink
    August 10, 2013 8:18 am

    **What the fuck is a cimemas ?**

    Funny, you usually recognise typos, Toillette … 🙄

    **As for being a croweater, I don’t go in for all of that parochial metropolitan Adelaide shit!**

    Well, pardon me … 😆

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The emissions trading scheme (ETS) and the Renewable Energy Target (RET) if not repealed would cost:

    ETS = $1,345 billion to 2050
    RET = $30 billion to 2020

    So the comparison is what? There is a 30 YEAR difference.

  35. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 10, 2013 9:49 am

    It is hardly credible that the Libs are blathering away and whinging about the no advertising convention, when they’ve broken a the important convention of having policies costed.

    Without costings their economic and integrity credibility slides to nil.

  36. egg permalink
    August 10, 2013 10:09 am

    ‘So the comparison is what? There is a 30 YEAR difference.’

    Theoretically the renewables would be in place, with only maintenance costs to consider.

    In real terms it means that a Abbott government will save the taxpayers a lot of money.

  37. August 10, 2013 12:45 pm

    “Funny, you usually recognise typos”

    I was role playing a grammar nazi, TB.

  38. TB Queensland permalink
    August 10, 2013 3:17 pm

    LOL! @ Ser Tee!

  39. August 10, 2013 11:06 pm

    (nofibs) ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ emailed John Wieske, candidate for the Australian Christians party in Tangney, some weeks ago to arrange an interview. The reply came from the media relations manager of the Australian Christians asking for written questions. I have not been able to meet or speak with John, so I can only present the questions and answers here.’ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
    http://nofibs.com.au/2013/08/10/australian-christians-hope-to-gain-clout-by-overtaking-greens-as-third-force-in-tangney/
    +
    Yay Dog Botherers. Go Teabags!

  40. August 11, 2013 11:12 am

    Leaders debate: Rudd/Abbott confidential backstage demands revealed.

  41. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 11:33 am

    It’s interesting that the Liberals are already preparing the electorate for a loss by Abbott.

    Liberal sources say Mr Abbott is the underdog and they expect a slick performance from Mr Rudd in tonight’s debate.
    But they argue the Prime Minister is better at talk than action.

    Ability to debate and articulate a position is a sign of intelligence, so now wonder the Libs are preparing for a loss.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-11/economy-set-to-dominate-first-leaders27-debate/4878644

  42. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 11, 2013 1:51 pm

    “1 Bible (Old Testament)”

    Abbott is a Jew?

  43. egg permalink
    August 11, 2013 2:18 pm

    Good catch splatter.

  44. August 11, 2013 5:38 pm

    As you all know by now, the `perfect` 2013 election result for me would be,
    Mr-Rabbit`s Teabags getting 74 seats, and,
    a bunch of `watermelons` getting 76 seats.
    Preferably done by a few weeks `negotiation`,
    just to add to the `unhinging`.
    +
    ***GO WATERMELON***
    +
    lt is just on an hour until Mr-Rabbit(Go!) gets to show the Nation why he shouldn`t get the top job. Who`s sticking around on the trash to have some fun.?

  45. August 11, 2013 6:06 pm

    Antony Green always gets very excited whenever there’s an election… It’s so cute! 🙂

  46. August 11, 2013 6:08 pm

    I wonder if Tony will be wearing the silver eye shadow tonight?

  47. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:29 pm

    I wasn’t coming because I thought there was a two drink maximum.

  48. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:33 pm

    It’s 6.32 and I’m calling it! Rudd wins!!

  49. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:35 pm

    It’s all about – “family, jobs and the economy!”

    Innovative approach by Kev!

  50. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:36 pm

    Kev’s got the thumb going. Wonder whether he’ll do the thumb over the shoulder “out the back door” gesture. That was a classic.

  51. August 11, 2013 6:36 pm

    “A new way to take Australia forward”

    DRINK!

  52. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:37 pm

    Yes, Kev’s hand gestures are hard to beat!

  53. August 11, 2013 6:37 pm

    “This debate is about Mr Rudd and me”

    TONY HITS THE GROUND RUNNING!

  54. August 11, 2013 6:37 pm

    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ It’s 6.32 and I’m calling it! Rudd wins!! ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ *agree*
    Really, most Aussies are just watching to see what stoopid things Mr-Rabbit will say.

  55. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:37 pm

    “Cost of living pressures”

    Slurp!

  56. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:38 pm

    Tony has a lighter shade of fake tan, it suits him!

  57. Dianne permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:38 pm

    Stop the boats!

  58. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:38 pm

    “Stop. The. Boats.”

    GUZZLE!

  59. August 11, 2013 6:39 pm

    stop teh boats *drink*

  60. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:39 pm

    “stop the boats” and “self respect” in the same sentence. More innovation!

  61. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:40 pm

    I’m drinking a 2004 bin 28 and think I might have to go back to the basement to resupply shortly

  62. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:41 pm

    “Slash and burn”

    Burp!

  63. August 11, 2013 6:41 pm

    Tony looks lost without silver eye shadow…

  64. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:42 pm

    “Pink batts, overpriced school halls”

    Skol.

  65. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:42 pm

    I know I had a view about Julia’s earlobes, but really Tony’s are unsightly

  66. August 11, 2013 6:43 pm

    Mr-Rabbit`s not answering, he is blowing it.

  67. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:44 pm

    Go Abbott!

    Keep using your winning scowl! It makes people feel comfortable about your dishonest evasiveness!

  68. August 11, 2013 6:44 pm

    It’s good to see David Speers defending Tony Abbott’s failure to present any figures tonight… 🙄

  69. August 11, 2013 6:45 pm

    Kevin07`s correct. Mr-Rabbit avoids detail.

  70. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:47 pm

    This GST attack comes across as desperate.

  71. August 11, 2013 6:47 pm

    “It’s a little embarrassing David”

    Yes, you are Tony.

  72. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:48 pm

    Go Abbott!

    Noone is noticing that you’re refusing to show your hand
    Keep em in the dark! Your glowing personality is substitute enough!

  73. August 11, 2013 6:48 pm
  74. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:49 pm

    David Speers is a Hate Media plant.

  75. August 11, 2013 6:50 pm

    on GST, kevin07 has said several times, no increase in gst rate, and no expansion of what it is applied to, Mr-Rabbit won`t say those words.

  76. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:50 pm

    Go Abbott!

    Now’s your time to whip up some pantswetting over boat people!

  77. August 11, 2013 6:51 pm
  78. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:51 pm

    “Illegal arrivals” – that polishes off another glass

  79. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:52 pm

    Go Abbott!

    Widdling on about pink batts doesn’t look desperate at all!

  80. August 11, 2013 6:53 pm

    Oh Kevin, you and your pesky facts are getting in the way of Abbott’s fearmongering..

  81. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:53 pm

    “Turn back teh boatz*”

    *When it’s safe to do so.

    Refresh my glass please, Jeeves.

  82. August 11, 2013 6:54 pm

    No drinks in the NPC tonight? Now there’s a first (and a thirst)…

  83. August 11, 2013 6:55 pm

    “Refresh my glass please, Jeeves.”

    😆

  84. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:55 pm

    Go Abbott!

    Your staccato vocal delivery makes you alluring!

    Next you should get biblical, for overarching moral victory.

    Go jeebus!

  85. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:56 pm

    The fat bloke behind Lyndal looks interested!

  86. August 11, 2013 6:57 pm

    *bullshit* Mr-Rabbit says `any corporate tax-cut is a benefit to workers`

  87. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:57 pm

    Go Abbott!

    Perpetuate the trickle down misconception!

    Yay for giving more to those with the most!

  88. August 11, 2013 6:59 pm

    Kevin’s got a few stray strands of hair flying in the breeze…

    He’s gonna be pissed with his stylist when he watches the replay later..

  89. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 6:59 pm

    Tony looks quite impressed by Kev’s points

  90. August 11, 2013 7:00 pm

    Good point Yony – no one wants an internet these days…

  91. August 11, 2013 7:00 pm

    anything Mr-Rabbit says on nbn is *bullshit*

  92. August 11, 2013 7:01 pm

    “We need to grow a stronger economy”

    Good point Tony, I guess no ones thought of that before…

  93. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:01 pm

    Yes, but Tony needs to grow his hair longer, and shape it into a flap, like Mr Trump. That would complete a make over

  94. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:02 pm

    Go Abbott!

    SlaveChoices 2 is from the ‘sensible centre’.

  95. August 11, 2013 7:02 pm

    Did Tony just say return the “workchoices pendulum to the middle…?” 😯

  96. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:03 pm

    Kev tips hat to Julia with “working families”

  97. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:04 pm

    Go Abbott-Trump!

    Next ask Kevin if he was really born in Kenya! Demand his birth certificate!

  98. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:04 pm

    Live rewind via Rupert: “restoring the workplace relations pendulum to the sensible centre”

  99. August 11, 2013 7:05 pm

    Tony’s ears are fkn massive.

  100. August 11, 2013 7:05 pm

    giving more to the rich pretty much guarantees `workchoce-3`
    yay for trickle-down

  101. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:05 pm

    Not the middle, reb! The ‘sensible centre’.

  102. August 11, 2013 7:06 pm

    “Sydney airport is clogged during peak periods”

    Tony is full of wise words that no one knew about before.

  103. August 11, 2013 7:07 pm

    The ‘sensible centre’.

    I stand corrected… 😉

    The sensible centre obviously sounds more sensible.

  104. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:07 pm

    What exactly does “improve infrastructure around Sydney airport to ease congestion” mean?

    Another rail line,, more freeways? A new bus?

  105. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:08 pm

    I think Kev just inferred he is pro-fracking.

    Go Kevette!

  106. August 11, 2013 7:08 pm
  107. egg permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:08 pm

    ‘I wasn’t coming because I thought there was a two drink maximum.’

    LOL

  108. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:08 pm

    Go fat bloke behind Lyndal!

  109. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:09 pm

    Go Abbott!

    Talk more about Industrial Relations. People trust your plans to curtail their employment conditions, for their own good.

  110. August 11, 2013 7:09 pm

    Lyndal asked for detail. Mr-Rabbit won`t give it.

  111. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:10 pm

    Tony – We need better aged care!

    His grandparents old!

    A strong point there

  112. Dianne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:10 pm

    tony is compelling on aged care. Nurses do a great job.

  113. August 11, 2013 7:10 pm

    I like the way Abbott says everything twice. Like he almost really means something.

  114. August 11, 2013 7:11 pm

    Fat guy behind Lyndal is think of chips.

  115. Dianne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:12 pm

    His grandparents still live!

  116. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:12 pm

    Moral guardians with gigantic, protruding ears can best decide who should be prohibited from marrying!

  117. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:13 pm

    I like nurses too!

    It’s a good point Tony makes.

  118. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:14 pm

    Tony like facts!

    Glug

  119. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:14 pm

    This is the bit where bolt gets sulky with his boy tones.

  120. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:14 pm

    “Nurses” are like “motherhood”: everybody likes them.

  121. August 11, 2013 7:15 pm

    More trees, better soil…

    Go Tony!

  122. Dianne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:15 pm

    Better soil is worth voting for

  123. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:15 pm

    Tony’s grandparents would be so proud of him. Old people like dumb middle aged men with blue ties

  124. August 11, 2013 7:16 pm

    Tony’s ears are half the size of his face. Is that normal?

  125. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:16 pm

    Hartcher is a Klimate Wetter!

  126. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:16 pm

    It’s official, Abbott pretends he believes in AGW!

    * sorry, Herr Bolt, boohoo…

  127. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:16 pm

    Who many bags of potting mix is Tony promising

  128. August 11, 2013 7:16 pm

    *aged care* kevin07 gave actual answers, mr-rabbit (go) didn`t

  129. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:17 pm

    How many

  130. Dianne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:17 pm

    The grandparents must be 100 plus

  131. August 11, 2013 7:17 pm

    Tony’s tapping his finger on the podium.

    #rattled

  132. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:18 pm

    The future of the Great Barrier Reef frightens the hell out of Kev. There there, Kevvie.

  133. August 11, 2013 7:18 pm

    “carbon emissions are stopping increasing”

    BUT NOT THE BOATS!

  134. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:18 pm

    Tony’s grandparents also use formaldehyde. It’s good for the complexion, as Tony knows

  135. August 11, 2013 7:18 pm

    Whos’ this Ian McFarlane impersonator?

  136. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:18 pm

    Big ears & reptilian lips are the mark of people god has chosen to lead us safely against illegal boat invaders!

  137. Dianne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:19 pm

    I would vote for potting mix. If he throws in mulch my vote is assured.

  138. August 11, 2013 7:20 pm

    Kevin has lovely hand gestures.

    Tony just reforms his eyebrows into a scowl or look of disbelief.

  139. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:20 pm

    The Barrier Reef is quite safe, as those here well know, thanks to snacty

  140. August 11, 2013 7:20 pm

    LOL @ Dianne

  141. August 11, 2013 7:20 pm

    snacty’s mates?

  142. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:20 pm

    Formaldehyde will always be stronger under a coalition government!

  143. Dianne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:20 pm

    I think Kev is using sign language or doing a liturgical dance.

  144. August 11, 2013 7:20 pm

    have you`lot noticed how many times mr-rabbit has resorted to pushing false details into so-called debate, and waste time.?

  145. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:21 pm

    Tony gets Bunnings vote with the potting mix promise

  146. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:22 pm

    ABCC reestablished!!

    ABBOTT WINS!

  147. August 11, 2013 7:23 pm

    My sister Chris is in the audience, she’s a dyke.

  148. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:23 pm

    One stop shop for major environmental approvals, chaired by Gina & Twiggy.

  149. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:23 pm

    It’s a very important issue!

    Abbott wins

  150. August 11, 2013 7:24 pm

    gay`marriage, mr-rabbit says no-via lots of bullshit, kevin07 says yes

  151. August 11, 2013 7:24 pm

    Go Kev!

  152. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:24 pm

    “Folk out there”

    Glug, glug, glug.

  153. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:25 pm

    Go Abbott!

    #someofhisbestsistersaregay

  154. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:26 pm

    Kev’s reading his notes. Studious Kevette.

  155. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:26 pm

    -Much to be done.
    -A new way
    -Puts to bed stuff

    Back to the basement for another bottle

  156. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:27 pm

    Ring the bell, FFS.

  157. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:27 pm

    Kev is going to forge a new way!!

    That sounds nice

  158. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:28 pm

    No more agry-bargy and back to the basics!

    Tony knows his stuff!

  159. August 11, 2013 7:28 pm

    kevin07 closing blurp, was at least comprehensive, and the usual kevin07 style

  160. August 11, 2013 7:28 pm

    STOP THE BOATS!

    Drinking straight from the bottle…

  161. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:29 pm

    “stop the boats!”‘

    I’m pissed

  162. August 11, 2013 7:29 pm

    “I believe in you”

    We love you too Tony..

  163. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:29 pm

    “Roadz of the twennyfirstcentury”

    Whose shout? A man’s not a camel.

  164. public toilet permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:29 pm

    Go Abbott!

    Invoking the skeleton of Menzies!

  165. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:29 pm

    Tony’s left ear is clearly his better one

  166. Dianne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:29 pm

    Tony believes in ME. I wouldn’t vote for anyone who believes in me.

  167. August 11, 2013 7:30 pm

    mr-rabbit closing blurp, no real detail or vision, the usual mr-rabbit dot-points, stop-teh-boats, back-in-black etc

  168. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:31 pm

    I’m popping out to Melbourne Cemetery to dig up Menzies, he sounds that good

  169. Dianne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:31 pm

    I have had a good laugh all and I am only on mineral water.

  170. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:40 pm

    I’m now off for a brief sojourn in Thailand now.

  171. August 11, 2013 7:45 pm

    Really ToM?

    I’ll be in Bangkok in 2 weeks…

  172. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:46 pm

    I’ll be back by then, taxi arrives in 40 min!

  173. August 11, 2013 7:47 pm

    Stupidity and miserable bastardry will alway be stronger under an abbott(go) government.

  174. August 11, 2013 7:51 pm

    Surprised oh-snacky, egg and the accountant didn`t turn-up for some thunderbirding tonight. Glad to see teabag`osy turn up. Don`t know about you`lot, but l reckon kevin07 answered more shit in detail by a mile, over mr-rabbit.

  175. August 11, 2013 7:51 pm

    Have a great time ToM!

    Sawadee kap!

  176. August 11, 2013 7:52 pm

    I’m only on the water too, dianne.

    Nightshift awaits.

  177. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:53 pm

    Thanks, though it does involve a little work. I’m getting some new “dancing moves” for Fifi.

  178. August 11, 2013 7:54 pm

    I hope they don’t take exception to you stopping at Melbourne Cemetery with a shovel, YomM.
    Will Menzies remains be flying first class alongside you?

  179. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 7:58 pm

    ToM’s having a weekend at Menzies’.

  180. August 11, 2013 8:04 pm

    😆

  181. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 8:06 pm

    Having a rotting corpse beside me on the plane is probably better than some of the company I’ve travelled with

  182. August 11, 2013 8:17 pm

    Bolt’s called it for Abbott!

    How surprisement!

  183. August 11, 2013 8:19 pm

    Apparently Kev cheated by taking notes in.

    Bolt says Abbott won ‘by the length of the straight’…and that Abbott made himself look Prime Ministerial! (* guffaw)

    No monocular bias at work in Bolt’s analysis at all.

  184. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 8:21 pm

    Kevette cheated on the ‘no notes’ rule.

    #notegate

  185. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 8:23 pm

    Only rusted-on Ruddites would say Kev won.

  186. August 11, 2013 8:26 pm

    So, they could have a rostrum, but no notes.?
    Only the Press-Gallery could come up with something so retarded.
    #notesgate

  187. August 11, 2013 8:33 pm

    “Only rusted-on Ruddites would say Kev won.”

    As opposed to rusted-on Abbottlickers calling it for Abbott?

    Potato/potato.

  188. August 11, 2013 8:35 pm

    So, Abbott looked ‘Prime Ministerial’, did he? 😯

    Go Abbott!

  189. August 11, 2013 8:42 pm

    Abbott looked comfortable behind the pulpit.

    Julie Bishop thought he did a great job.

    And as long as “their team” wins, well, I guess that’s all that matters….

  190. August 11, 2013 8:42 pm

    A direct lift from Bolt’s ‘analysis’. Such a pillar of libertarianism that he thinks affording people equality is ‘tiresome’…

    “UPDATE

    That tiresome same sex marriage debate. Abbott mentions his gay sister in the audience. Wouldn’t commit to free vote after the election.

    Rudd mentions his wife in the audience. (What a joke.) Says would give a free vote.”

    Er, yeah. Good one, Bolt.

    Go Abbott! You Winner!

  191. August 11, 2013 8:43 pm

    #someofabbott’sbestsistersaregay

  192. August 11, 2013 8:48 pm

    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘Having a rotting corpse beside me on the plane is probably better than some of the company I’ve travelled with ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
    Sorry to hear you`ve travelled with Bolt.

  193. August 11, 2013 8:50 pm

    Andrew Bolt~ “Abbott won by the length of the straight (coz I luv him). He didn’t just deny Rudd the win Rudd badly needed (coz I said so)- he actually smashed Rudd (coz I said so) and showed he was more ready for government (by refusing to detail anything).

    Abbott came out looking prime ministerial, if anything (coz I luv him). ”

    Go Abbott!

  194. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 8:53 pm

    #toiletboltobsessive

  195. August 11, 2013 8:57 pm

    #piedpiperofrightwingwetterzwatcher

  196. August 11, 2013 8:58 pm

    #observingacasestudyinpolemicbilge

  197. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 8:59 pm

    🙂

  198. August 11, 2013 9:00 pm

    😉

  199. IPA permalink
    August 11, 2013 9:02 pm

    #longtermboltwatcherborderingoncompulsivepreoccupation

  200. August 11, 2013 9:03 pm

    ROFL @ Dunny.
    Bolts ruperteers must be fcukin simpletons.
    Go abbott!

  201. August 11, 2013 9:11 pm

    #boltwetters

  202. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 11, 2013 9:48 pm

    Bolt’s in a flap because his man looks like a dill when it comes to articulating a policy.

  203. August 11, 2013 10:20 pm

    To be perfectly honest, IPA, I rarely have watched Bolt since he went behind a paywall & ‘legalities’ forced him to censor most of his hilarious vapid/rabid commenters.

    But, at pivotal political moments I tend to have a look, usually safe in the knowledge that he is about to dish up precisely what I expect (and what we can all expect to hear, by way of talking points, from his legion of blogging sycophants & deputies). He never fails to disappoint.

    I put my observations on here because, let’s face it, there’s no way he’d publish them there.

  204. August 11, 2013 10:22 pm

    The only time I’ve ever watched him on The Blot Report was when he interviewed Kev a week or two back, posthumously.

    Abbott performed better against Kev today than Bolt did then.

  205. armchair opinionator permalink
    August 12, 2013 8:23 am

    I was at work and missed all the ‘excitement’. I did record it but have no interest in watching it, you lot have given such a great account of it.
    No heady stuff like a political debate for the staff at my workplace, all I saw during my break was the gigantic head of kyle sandilands!
    Apparently most journo’s find it too hard to call, everyone united in the opinion that it was the most boring debate ever and nothing new came out of it, same old stuff that we’ve heard for yonks.
    So, kevvie’s a cheater, he may as well have written all over his arms. Tony doesn’t need notes, he’s remembered all his slogans well, can parrot them all day every day. No notes needed when you have no new detail to offer anyway and won’t tell anyone how he’ll manage the most important issue of the election, the con-o-me. Sighs of relief from conservatives everywhere, tony has ‘stepped up’ and done himself proud, didn’t look like a menacing thug once, he’s even been declared PM material!

    Better go with eleventy’s hockeynomics, he’s been telling voters to add it up themselves!

    Thank you all for such an amusing account, I’m lol.

  206. August 12, 2013 8:28 am

    was the most boring debate ever

    “was the most boring debate ever ”

    Obviously they didn’t see the Bob Carr / Julie Bishop debate then. That was excruiating to watch…

  207. armchair opinionator permalink
    August 12, 2013 8:52 am

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/11/debate-sketch-yawns-galore

    …Part of the problem was with the format. Short, tightly scripted answers interacting through the host does not a debate make…

    Suits the abbott style though. Why have so many ‘rules’ that you don’t even engage with each other?

    …Abbott was smooth, on message, but said little. His was the slicker performance, high on rhetoric, never more so in his closing statement, when he looked straight into the camera and offered his heart to the Australian people like a lovesick teenager…

  208. August 12, 2013 8:56 am

    l would have called it `tepid` armchair, no big `gotcha`/gaffs moments, kevin07 did tend give some detail, but not `exciting`, then again, are they ever exciting.?
    +
    breakfast-news abc1, have done some #notesgate screeching this morning, and it seems `no-notes` has been the`tradition`, _ Well, that`s fcuking great aint it, the whole `Leader-Debate` has `always` been a scam to suit the tards in the Canberra Press Gallery, NOT inform the poor fcuking voter who has to put up with the endless fcuking DRIVEL that comes out of Canberra.
    +
    Fcuk the Lot of em. With a cricket bat.

  209. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 12, 2013 9:03 am

    “I rarely have watched Bolt since he went behind a paywall & ‘legalities’”

    He’s not behind a paywall at the Daily Terror. Just go to “Opinion” and all the News Ltd blogs come up

  210. TB Queensland permalink
    August 12, 2013 9:14 am

    I fly home in an hour after 10 days here…

    http://www.holidayhouses.co.nz/properties/13975.asp

    So missed the debate … just read the comments from youse lot … I’m with, KL! Said it all for me.

    And the stupid one for NOT taking notes with him is the wannabe!

  211. August 12, 2013 9:18 am

    hey armchair, l liked this bit near the end,

    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ” ‘ ‘ ‘Abbott’s sister, Christine Forster, was tweeting from the audience. Forster is gay and supports marriage equality. He deferred to Forster, described marriage equality as an important issue but politely said there were other important issues which an Abbott government would prioritise, like job security and cost-of-living pressure.’ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘

    Yes prioritise, job security and cost-of-living which fcuked many of us under the Howard-zealot, yay serfchoice-2.

    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ By the end of the night, Twitter was counting down the minutes.’ ‘ ‘ ‘
    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ And the voters? Nothing about this debate will inspire more people to engage.’ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘

    Thats right, blame twitter coz the press and pollies are shit-house.

  212. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 12, 2013 9:19 am

    Daily Terror headline today…………….

    “Stop the Notes”

  213. TB Queensland permalink
    August 12, 2013 9:20 am

    Maybe the journos shouldn’t use notes themselves and just make shite up? Oh, wait!

  214. Dianne permalink
    August 12, 2013 9:46 am

    Plagiarism. P van O tweeted Stop the Notes last night. S T O P I T Is all we need. Covers the lot.

  215. armchair opinionator permalink
    August 12, 2013 10:41 am

    Fcuk the Lot of em. With a cricket bat.

    ouch!

    Yes, that’s a strange situation, the gay sister who is rock solid behind the man who won’t advocate for her equality and right to marry whom she loves. Bob katter’s gay brother has been quite active against the katter party’s anti gay rhetoric. Rudd’s brother speaks out about rudd’s politics/policies. You can love your relatives and still disagree with them in public. I imagine the whole abbott family is prepared to do whatever it takes to have the parent’s ambitions for their son fulfilled. It is abbott’s destiny to be of greatness, all we have to do is play our part in making that happen.

  216. armchair opinionator permalink
    August 12, 2013 10:59 am

    The ‘impartial’ ABC [Abbott Broadcasting Corporation]:

  217. August 12, 2013 1:03 pm

  218. Dianne permalink
    August 12, 2013 1:05 pm

    University students are allowed to take notes into some exams. Are Rudd’s critics saying they want debaters to rely on rote learning. So 1853.

  219. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 12, 2013 1:31 pm

    “Are Rudd’s critics saying they want debaters to rely on rote learning.”

    I suspect they are saying that:

    1. The rules which both sides agreed to should be abided by both of them;

    2. The leaders of the parties should be on top of enough detail to see them through a one hour debate; and

    3. Rudd’s limp performance was in the opening and closing remarks which was when he referred most to his notes. Surely he could have boned up enough to deliver those critical statements without constantly looking down at his notes!

    It was a pathetic bore-fest. The Abbott camp seems to be claiming victory on the basis that their boy Tony didn’t implode. What a joke!

  220. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 12, 2013 1:38 pm

    The ALP cant help itself in relation to its Leaders taking notes on stage.

    Remember the pathetic attempt by them in 2010 to pass off Gillard’s campaign speech as completely “off the cuff” and without prompting from any notes ?

    They have form

  221. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 12, 2013 1:51 pm

    “Remember the pathetic attempt by them in 2010 to pass off Gillard’s campaign speech as completely “off the cuff” and without prompting from any notes ?”

    The really pathetic bit was the number of seasoned journos willing to run with the lie. Bernard Keane, Paul Bongiorno, Lenore Taylor, Mark Davis and Michael Gordon to name a few of the gullible gulled.

  222. August 12, 2013 2:46 pm

    (kevin07) ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ I am the first Prime Minister of this country going into an election promising to support marriage equality. So if you support equal marriage, I will need your support. ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
    +
    (hall) ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ What it says to me is that there is no fringe issue that the New Again Dear Leader won’t try to exploit in his quest for re election. However if we give this brain fart even the most cursory inspection it will become obvious that it won’t save Rudd’s bacon because most of those who are hot to trot for gay marriage are Greens supporters or other minions of the left who would not vote for the coalition anyway’ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
    +
    ha ha Teabag unhinging
    http://iainhall.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/rudd-trys-to-use-poofter-power-to-save-labors-bacon/

  223. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 12, 2013 2:54 pm

    those who are hot to trot for gay marriage are Greens supporters or other minions of the left those who are hot to trot for gay marriage are Greens supporters or other minions of the left the majority of the population.

    Fixed it 🙂

  224. August 12, 2013 3:34 pm

    (from the UK) ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ” ‘ ‘ I think America is disliked because inevitably it exercises its power in ways to serve itself, rather than serving humanity. Few powerful nations are great nations. Inevitably the exercise of power is the problem. It inevitably involves hypocrisy and injustice, because the powerful and the allies of the powerful have their already prevalent interests advanced at the expense of the weak and powerless.’ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
    http://robertkyriakides.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/why-do-some-hate-america/
    *
    Go Freedom!

  225. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 12, 2013 4:17 pm

    What a truly abysmally stupid statement, Retardland.

    “I think America is disliked because inevitably it exercises its power in ways to serve itself, rather than serving humanity.”

    All countries exercise power to serve themselves. It has always been thus, and probably always will be the case. And what on earth does “serving humanity” mean? “Serving humanity” is the kind of mindless doggerel served up leftists wanting to appear ‘caring’ or ‘concerned’, when they are disporting their exquisite consciences in the hope of appearing somehow virtuous. It is purest bullshit of course.

  226. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 12, 2013 4:26 pm

    Those polls over the weekend and this morning are not trending well for the ALP. 1 week into the 5 week show the viewers are starting to recall seeing the Rudd Show before.

    And finally they appear to be turning off.

    The ALP was hoping to get Kevin07 but it got the tired old 2010 version instead.

  227. egg permalink
    August 12, 2013 5:06 pm

    Rudd should have called an early election after he stabbed jools, within the honeymoon period.

  228. armchair opinionator permalink
    August 12, 2013 5:16 pm

  229. armchair opinionator permalink
    August 12, 2013 5:42 pm

  230. August 12, 2013 6:43 pm

    “It was a pathetic bore-fest. The Abbott camp seems to be claiming victory on the basis that their boy Tony didn’t implode. What a joke!”

    So true.

    Bolt is a waterboy in the Abbott camp…

  231. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 12, 2013 8:49 pm

    Tony would be great on the world stage, advising leaders to pull their fingers out of their a**es, the fingers are stopping all those suppositories of wisdom from getting out.

  232. That Arsehole Walrus permalink
    August 12, 2013 9:53 pm

    “It was a pathetic bore-fest. The Abbott camp seems to be claiming victory on the basis that their boy Tony didn’t implode. What a joke!”

    Yes that’s right.

    The view from my Deathstar looks better and better with every new poll.

  233. Walrus' View from his Deathstar permalink
    August 12, 2013 10:43 pm

    So the people’s choice.., the man of the people…….. the people’s PM refuses to debate Tony Abbottaf a People’s Forum.

    Oh dear .

  234. public toilet permalink
    August 13, 2013 5:06 am

    The Dark Side is strong in this one…

    Go Abbott!

  235. Dianne permalink
    August 13, 2013 7:25 am

    When is the next fishing boat leaving for Indonesia?

  236. Dianne permalink
    August 13, 2013 7:42 am

    Head off to the Daily Mail UK and see what a Chinese prof has built on top of his skyscraper apartment building in Beijing. I will say no more. There is a YouTube vid too for all the Mandarin speakers on this site.

  237. Dianne permalink
    August 13, 2013 7:44 am

    Ps I am going to get someone to show me how to do links so I can deliver things to your doorstep like the half chewed rodents my cats dragged in when they still lived and delighted me.

  238. August 13, 2013 8:52 am

    Dianne, at the top of your browser there will be a long box with the http:/ of the page you’re on. To link that page, leftclick once anywhere on the http:/etc. (on this page it would be https://thedailytrash.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/sunday-night-live/#comment-31520 ). Then right click ‘copy’ in the menu which pops up.
    Go to the comments box in which you’d normally type, then rightclick & select ‘paste’.

  239. August 13, 2013 8:56 am

    My cats are amusing me this morning. They seem to bore around more, running up walls & launching over furniture like acrobats, in the morning.
    Not sure what they’ll do when I go to bed in a sec. Probably sit in the sun like freeloaders.

    They’re always glad to see me after I’ve been away at work. Pets are good like that.

  240. August 13, 2013 8:57 am

    They hate Tony Abbott too.

    Go Cats!

  241. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 13, 2013 9:12 am

    How to Make a Link.

  242. Dianne permalink
    August 13, 2013 10:21 am

    Thanks T and SB. Very appreciative. Love your cats T. Wish I had one or two but husband does not share the love.

  243. IPA permalink
    August 13, 2013 10:50 am

    This will be news to our resident South Oz power-price monitor, I suspect:

    “Harper pointed to South Australia as an example of renewable energy investment pushing down the price of power. The state currently has more wind power generators in operation than any other territory in the country, with renewable energy accounting for over 20 per cent of their electricity supply. The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) recently reported that wind generation is moderating wholesale electricity prices in South Australia.

    “‘The states with renewable energy benefit from lower energy costs when enough renewables are put onto the system. [In South Australia] we have seen that contributing to a lowering of electricity prices,’ he said.”

    The “independent” report was commissioned by World Wildlife Fund. 🙄

  244. August 13, 2013 10:56 am

    IPA you are so right! Argument ad hominem is the most logical way to attack truly vile schemes. Like those designed to improve the environment. Everyone knows the end is nigh and we should worry about destroying the planet as the rapture will soon take us all.

  245. IPA permalink
    August 13, 2013 11:10 am

    A friend was given a course of suppositories by his doctor – one a day for a week. After seven days the doctor enquired whether the suppositories had had the desired effect. “They were completely useless” said my friend, “I might as well have stuck them up my arse for all the good they did!”

  246. August 13, 2013 11:14 am

    Conservative policies are like that, IPA. They only work if you stick them up your arse. In the case of conservatives they usually end up as gerbil food. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Having imbibed the policies a raging frothing gerbil can inflict a large amount of pleasure if it hits the anal G-spot often enough!

  247. August 13, 2013 11:18 am

    “Love your cats T.”

    Love your pussy too, Dianne – if you had one! It is time you came out and admitted that you are neither conservative nor female. There is nothing wrong with being a boy or in being a lefty. I even understand that you may want to frock-up every now and then. You aren’t Dolly Downer are you?

  248. Ol' Sancty permalink
    August 13, 2013 11:20 am

    Kittylitter:- Yes, that’s a strange situation, the gay sister who is rock solid behind the man who won’t advocate for her equality and right to marry whom she loves. Bob katter’s gay brother has been quite active against the katter party’s anti gay rhetoric. Rudd’s brother speaks out about rudd’s politics/policies. You can love your relatives and still disagree with them in public. I imagine the whole abbott family is prepared to do whatever it takes to have the parent’s ambitions for their son fulfilled. It is abbott’s destiny to be of greatness, all we have to do is play our part in making that happen.

    “But Mr Abbott said he did not believe in the case to change the Marriage Act, despite acknowledging it was a “passionately important” issue to people close to him, including his sister Christine Forster, who was in the front row during last night’s debate.”

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/election-2013/unlike-kevin-rudd-tony-abbott-is-not-swayed-by-family-on-gay-marriage/story-fn9qr68y-1226695416458

    It must shit some that people can look beyond their own self interest in supporting certain politicians or otherwise.

  249. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 13, 2013 11:32 am

    “It must shit some that people can look beyond their own self interest in supporting certain politicians or otherwise.

    Everyone does it to some extent, on both sides. It is a rare rusted-on that agrees with every policy of any politician on either side.

  250. TB Queensland permalink
    August 13, 2013 12:21 pm

    It must shit some that people can look beyond their own self interest in supporting certain politicians or otherwise.

    Especially when they disagree with the majority in a DEMOCRACY!

    FMD! What twisted logic you employ, James …

    No matter how you want to paint him – Abbott is simply a selfish Dickhead® D-I-C-K-H-E-A-D …

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I’m currently reading, Rubicon: The Triumph & Tragedy of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland, and the similarities of corruption and greed with today with business controlling the governing of the Republic and the colonies in incredible … even to goading vassal kings into war and rebellion so that they can conquer and exploit … the hypocrisy is so easy to apply 21 centuries later!

    As our guide in Egypt used to say constantly … “nothing is new”

  251. egg permalink
    August 13, 2013 12:55 pm

    By a strange coincidence I’m reading ‘A History of Rome to AD 565’.

  252. IPA permalink
    August 13, 2013 1:25 pm

    In an almost spooky triple-coincidence, I was walking past a bookstore today and saw Rome on 50 Euros a Day in the window. 😯

  253. egg permalink
    August 13, 2013 1:38 pm

    chuckle

  254. Walrus at the Palm Beach Deathstar permalink
    August 13, 2013 1:57 pm

    “In an almost spooky triple-coincidence,”

    Bloody Hell………………….and I’m having pasta tonight

  255. TB Queensland permalink
    August 13, 2013 3:35 pm

    Personally I prefer crucifixions … I have a couple in mind … 😈

  256. egg permalink
    August 13, 2013 3:54 pm

    ‘It would cost $6.6b to build. But a passenger would be charged just $22 for a 650km journey that would take only 30 minutes out of their day.’

    SMH

    InfrastructureInfrastructureInfrastructure…..

  257. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 13, 2013 5:20 pm

    Captain Suppository can’t help himself! He certainly has a way with words. He would be better off confining himself to umms, ahhs and grunts.

  258. Walrus From His Deathstar permalink
    August 13, 2013 5:22 pm

    Even I can laugh at some of the things Abbott says but this article in the SMH just aint exactly funny. In fact its schoolkid humour atybest

    And they wonder why no one buys Fairfax anymore ?

    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/tony-abbotts-election-victory-screech-revealed-20130813-2rtp8.html

  259. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 13, 2013 5:22 pm

    I hope Jaymes Diaz was watching this masterclass from his esteemed leader.

  260. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 13, 2013 5:24 pm

    Palm Beached Walrus, the bumbling from both leaders lately is no laughing matter. One of these clowns will rule the country for the next three years.

  261. egg permalink
    August 13, 2013 5:26 pm

    I’m still committed to voting informal.

  262. TB Queensland permalink
    August 13, 2013 5:35 pm

    I’m still committed to voting informal.

    So five weeks to go …

    1. Informal

    2. Abbott

    3 Rudd

    4. Informal

    5. Abbott …

    Mmmmmmmm ….

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Wally, as for the Fairfax nonsense … I agree … very childish indeed.

    In fact I didn’t read much more that a third of the “piece” ….

    I do the same thing with many of the articles in news.com.au and other Murdoch “issues” on Rudd …

    The medja is full of amateurs these days … just another so-called profession let down by poor training at unis and poor ethics in the trade …

  263. IPA permalink
    August 13, 2013 5:44 pm

    Saying someone has sex appeal is un-PC, apparently. So hard to keep up.

    #sexappealgate

  264. TB Queensland permalink
    August 13, 2013 6:08 pm

    With a gravatar like that I can understand your lack of comprehension, ToSY … 😉

    … but I don’t think “sex appeal” is an indicator of any ability to take office as a lawmaker in Federal Parliament … 🙄

  265. IPA permalink
    August 13, 2013 6:15 pm

    It certainly isn’t, TB, but that’s doesn’t mean some (potential) lawmakers don’t have a modicum of it. The transgression in this case was to point this out.

  266. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 13, 2013 6:25 pm

    Maybe Tony thinks sex appeal has been working for him with his sporting gear and performances and he wants some to rub off on Fiona.

  267. TB Queensland permalink
    August 13, 2013 6:32 pm

    The transgression in this case was to point this out.

    Just demonstrating that The Dickhead Tony Abbott is not the role model nor fit to represent Australia on the world stage …

  268. August 13, 2013 7:10 pm

    ““‘The states with renewable energy benefit from lower energy costs when enough renewables are put onto the system. [In South Australia] we have seen that contributing to a lowering of electricity prices,’ he said.”

    Lowering of energy prices, my arse! 😯

    For whom? people with solar systems?

    Renewables only have benefit when the sun is shining or the wind is blowing. I watch the spot market price fluctuate at work everyday. I call bullshit.

    That quote needs a lot of qualification.

  269. August 13, 2013 7:12 pm

    More proof today that Abbott’s mouth isn’t wisely let off the leash, I see. 🙄

    Doesn’t have much to do with ‘PC’. More like a reinforcement of certain worldviews he’s long been considered to harbour.

  270. August 13, 2013 7:17 pm

    I’m bound by confidentiality not to discuss aspects of my employment, however…I can say that the second qtr of this year has seen unparalleled highs in electricity prices, directly stemming from ‘no wind’ to drive the nearby wind turbines…& the manipulation of the market by those neck deep in the scam.

  271. August 13, 2013 7:19 pm

    “It is time you came out and admitted that you are neither conservative nor female.”

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Dianne claim to be conservative, so not sure what that barb is for. As for being female or not…who cares?

    Antagonist.

  272. egg permalink
    August 13, 2013 7:19 pm

    ‘I call bullshit.’

    I second toilet.

  273. IPA permalink
    August 13, 2013 7:19 pm

    “certain worldviews he’s long been considered to harbour”

    Of course, why didn’t I see it? *slaps forehead*

    The misogyny card!

  274. August 13, 2013 7:20 pm

    “It must shit some that people can look beyond their own self interest in supporting certain politicians or otherwise.”

    Miss the point much, snacty?! 😯

    * Go Abbott!

  275. August 13, 2013 7:24 pm

    “The misogyny card!”

    Did I say that!? 🙄

    They should keep Abbott muzzled, especially during an election campaign. His mouth invites their only real chance of losing.

    I could care less what he says about his candidates.

    He appears to possess archaic mentality, not a smart way to remain a small target.

  276. IPA permalink
    August 13, 2013 7:50 pm

    “Antagonist.”

    I have strong suspicions about that commenter’s identity. As much as it tries to disguise its writing style, it can’t hide its inherent nastiness.

  277. August 13, 2013 7:54 pm

    Yes.

    The fact that the first barbs were thrown your way didn’t escape my attention.

  278. August 13, 2013 7:56 pm

    Not sure why Dianne would come under siege though.

    I’d have thought her entirely reasonable & honest contributions didn’t deserve the virtual slap.

  279. August 13, 2013 7:58 pm

    “I have strong suspicions about that commenter’s identity. As much as it tries to disguise its writing style, it can’t hide its inherent nastiness.”

    You think it’s TB?! 😯

    * joking 😆

  280. IPA permalink
    August 13, 2013 7:59 pm

    Who could say when dealing with that piece of work? I think she might have offered some (balanced) criticism of Rudd at one point.

  281. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 13, 2013 8:02 pm

    I think there should be more politicians with more sex appeal.

    I’d personally benefit and take a greater interest.

    Nonetheless, Abbott is a dickhead and can’t really carry off those type of comments, whereas I can

  282. IPA permalink
    August 13, 2013 8:03 pm

    “You think it’s TB?!”

    Hah. He can be mildly annoying at times 😉 but he’s not nasty.

  283. IPA permalink
    August 13, 2013 8:09 pm

    “I call bullshit.”

    Those of us of a climate/environment/energy-realist bent notice this kind of activism on “their” ABC all the time. Greg Borschmann gives soft-ball interviews to anyone who adds to the catastrophic narrative. Not to mention Tony Eastley and Fran Kelly. 🙄

  284. August 13, 2013 8:17 pm

    I wish I could go into detail.

    It is patent bullshit.

  285. August 13, 2013 8:27 pm

    Essendon charged by AFL!

    Lots of teams now eyeing off ninth spot!

    As a longtime Hirdhater, hope he gets drgged through the streets in tar & feathers.

  286. IPA permalink
    August 13, 2013 8:30 pm

    “I wish I could go into detail.”

    Go on, elaborate. Nobody’s listening.

  287. Ol' Sancty permalink
    August 13, 2013 8:38 pm

    I agree, Toilet. Fck the Messiah!!

    And I agree, IPA, although I can’t seem to fix on the particular sockpuppeteer, a sockpuppet I’ve long suspected.

  288. IPA permalink
    August 13, 2013 8:39 pm

    “As a longtime Hirdhater”

    I’m no fan of St James, either, but I am hugely anti-Dimetriou, and would feel a certain sense of quiet satisfaction if Essendon were exonerated in court, and Andrew and Co were left defeated and humiliated.

    Not that I’m being vindictive or anything.

  289. Ol' Sancty permalink
    August 13, 2013 8:42 pm

    Yeah, but IPA, it’s like watching Gillard and Rudd go at each other’s throats.

  290. IPA permalink
    August 13, 2013 8:42 pm

    *Demetriou

    (It’s all Greek to me.)

  291. IPA permalink
    August 13, 2013 8:45 pm

    “it’s like watching Gillard and Rudd”

    Yes, yes it is. What fun!

  292. August 13, 2013 9:21 pm

    “Go on, elaborate. Nobody’s listening.”

    Sorry, malicious voyeurs who’ve previously identified themselves as taking an interest in personal lives outside of the blog watch for openings.

    I value my employment.

    You’ll just have to trust me. I am in a position to know.

  293. August 13, 2013 9:26 pm

    I don’t like Demetriou either.

    But screw Hird.

    As I see it, if the AFL sit on their hands on the issue, they’d be giving tacit approval to a ‘performance enhancing’ arms race amongst the bigger clubs.
    So, I imagine they’ll come down hard.

    Hopefully Essendon are completely eradicated from the league forever & Hird is publically flogged & then hung by his Brownlow from the gates of the MCG.

    * & the Crows win their last 3 & sneak into 9th spot & from there take out the Premiership! (so that’s what dumb, blind faith feels like, haha)

  294. egg permalink
    August 13, 2013 10:19 pm

    ‘Those of us of a climate/environment/energy-realist bent notice this kind of activism on “their” ABC all the time.’

    Yes, they are blatantly pushing the Klimatariat’s musings, along with SBS and Fairfax. The CSIRO and BoM are also an integral part of the state’s propaganda machine.

    This is a conspiracy to defraud the Australian taxpayer of $150 billion over the coming decades and I demand justice for this crime against humanity.

  295. Walrus' View from his Deathstar permalink
    August 13, 2013 10:29 pm

    “I’d have thought her entirely reasonable & honest contributions didn’t deserve the virtual slap.”

    Yeah . I also thought it to be quite nasty and I have my own suspicions as to the total fucking scumbag who I suspect.

    If anything I thought she leant to the PinkSide rather than the Darkside.

  296. Walrus' View from his Deathstar permalink
    August 13, 2013 10:37 pm

    Must say I have hired quite a few people in my time and even when I was deep in the corporate world when I introduced a new finance manager or
    controller around the office not once did I get the teams together to say to them

    “I hired her because Her academic qualifications are great, she has the experience, she can manage large teams, she has a great record of achievements and finally I think all of you would agree she is really fuckable”

  297. egg permalink
    August 14, 2013 8:29 am

    Political death for watermelons.

    ‘OPPOSITION Leader Tony Abbott will today direct the Liberal Party to preference the Greens behind Labor in all seats across the country in a bid to ensure the party is wiped from the lower house of parliament.’

    Daily Terror

  298. August 14, 2013 9:07 am

    “I don’t think I’ve ever seen Dianne claim to be conservative”

    Dianne: “I am a genuine conservative.”
    https://thedailytrash.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/a-question-for-julia-gillard/#comment-24934

    Dianne: “My kind of conservative is more in the Deakin/Menzies mold.”
    https://thedailytrash.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/live-from-canberra-election-oblivion-the-musical/#comment-25195

  299. August 14, 2013 9:11 am

    Ok, I missed that first time around.

    I was incorrect.

  300. August 14, 2013 9:13 am

    I should have known better than to think I knew better than a Wisdom Suppository. 😆

  301. TB Queensland permalink
    August 14, 2013 9:37 am

    Hah. He can be mildly annoying at times 😉 but he’s not nasty.

    ‘owya goin’, Kettle … 😉

    BTW, the maroon name tag denotes a wordpress blog owner … SW does have one but it looks brand new to me … certainly no patronage … troll???? We get a few …

    I agree with the other sentiments here about, Dianne, her comments are worth reading … and I don’t care what you vote … however, I will argue against BS from ANY politician …

  302. August 14, 2013 10:09 am

    Of course it is brand new, TB! How long do you think this meme has been around? Just an excuse to have a bit of bum-fun. If Abbott is truly interested in sex appeal he should have that square-jawed hunk Matthias Corrman to get his shirt off for the cameras! Even your hardened Cane-toad heart would melt.

  303. TB Queensland permalink
    August 14, 2013 10:20 am

    If Abbott is truly interested in sex appeal he should have that square-jawed hunk Matthias Corrman to get his shirt off for the cameras! Even your hardened Cane-toad heart would melt.

    Very descriptive … but we exterminate cane toads up here* and I certainly don’t have a preference for naked males … or is that something you don’t know … wisdom my arse …

    *happy to share my tried and true approach … 😉

  304. August 14, 2013 10:25 am

    “happy to share my tried and true approach”

    Do tell! Are the edible when dead?

  305. egg permalink
    August 14, 2013 10:38 am

    ‘troll???? We get a few …’

    Don’t recognise the tone, not a sock. A gentle reminder, there is no such thing as a Trash troll.

    Might be scaper ….

  306. Walrus Watching from the Deathstar permalink
    August 14, 2013 10:44 am

    “……..wisdom my arse………..”

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a type of fruit

    Whereas wisdom is knowing not to put it in the fruit salad

  307. August 14, 2013 11:07 am

    But what about a fruit suppository, Walrus – where would you wisely put that? Some stuff is absorbed faster via the rectum. Maybe that is how Abbott prepared for the debate and why he didn’t need notes.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/09/26/butt-chugging-incident-leads-to-severe-alcohol-poisioning-of-university-of-tennessee-student/

  308. egg permalink
    August 14, 2013 11:10 am

    A novel way to get drunk.

  309. Ol' Sancty permalink
    August 14, 2013 11:24 am

    I just wonder why Nature would have an issue with Minglo…..

  310. TB Queensland permalink
    August 14, 2013 11:25 am

    Whereas wisdom is knowing not to put it in the fruit salad

    Actually my point, Wally … sw, obviously doesn’t know I’m gay …

  311. TB Queensland permalink
    August 14, 2013 11:26 am

    I just wonder why Nature would have an issue with Minglo…..

    Didn’t know he did … how did you reach that conclusion, James?

  312. egg permalink
    August 14, 2013 11:36 am

    Its strange the way sw turns up and Dianne disappears…. perhaps its a superman thing.

  313. Ol' Sancty permalink
    August 14, 2013 11:36 am

    Probably more a suspicion than a conclusion. It could well be Adrian.

  314. TB Queensland permalink
    August 14, 2013 12:29 pm

    Don’t think so, James … Nature, isn’t like that (ie the “attack” on Di) nor Adrian … the rockshifter isn’t that “smart” either … although he’s nasty it’s more of the street-fighter … with hob nail boots …

    I agree with, ToSY, though (I think afew of us do), we’ve seen a similar “style” somewhere over the years …

  315. egg permalink
    August 14, 2013 1:48 pm

    He has the tone of a nasty piece of work.

    On another matter, the next Agricultural Minister has booked in at my place for a night and I’ve decided to speak to him about the weather.

  316. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 14, 2013 2:30 pm

    “I’m still committed to voting informal.”

    I’m depressed by all the nonsense politics too, egg. But I still think Rudd is much less likely to drive us over a cliff of insanity.

  317. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 14, 2013 3:29 pm

    “But I still think Rudd is much less likely to drive us over a cliff of insanity.

    I am close to that already. The lies and deceit of the ALP are driving me nuts.

    Also if Labor is re-elected we will lose our AAA credit rating like we did last time under Hawke/Keating and we will never get it back.

    That is what Newman is trying to do in Queensland after Beattie.

    Labor party people think debt does not matter and anyway we can just print more money. Most of them have never had a real job. They think money grows on trees.

  318. egg permalink
    August 14, 2013 3:37 pm

    I appreciate your political pragmatism, splatter.

  319. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 14, 2013 3:45 pm

    Rudd promised in 2007 an NBN costing $4.7B and finished in 5 years.

    We would have been better off with the 2007 Coalition policy.

    labor is big on BS and poor on implementation.

  320. August 14, 2013 4:03 pm

    It seems that Abbott is all for evolutionary change. He could do with some. In the meantime people will have to postpone their weddings until Abbott evolves.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-14/abbott-says-gay-marriage-is-the-27fashion-of-the-moment27/4886922

  321. August 14, 2013 4:17 pm

    Neil, if Abbott gets in Australia will feel like some Medieval zombie-land. The next three years will be one long night of the living dead as brainless lumbering fools like Hockey and Morrison prowl the country leaving a trail of destruction while a few of their wealthy mates feast on our national riches. If you think they will win you should make a significant donation to them now so you can share in the feasting. That strategy worked well for Manildra last time around.

    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/08/14/1060588528321.html

  322. egg permalink
    August 14, 2013 4:17 pm

    It seems like only yesterday that jools was warning Australians that seas will rise by a meter before the end of the century.

    ‘JULIA Gillard has turned her back on working-class Altona for a $2 million beachside bungalow in Adelaide.

    ‘Ms Gillard and partner Tim Mathieson are believed to have snapped up this week the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home, complete with an award-winning solar and gas-heated Freedom Pool, with starting block and swim jets.’

  323. August 14, 2013 4:21 pm

    Time to move on. Gillard has been hounded from office and still the obsessive hate machine can’t leave her to rest in peace.

  324. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 14, 2013 4:37 pm

    Hate machine?? That sounds strange coming from a leftie who are the masters of hate.

    And what wrong with helping an Australian company (Manildra)??

  325. TB Queensland permalink
    August 14, 2013 4:45 pm

    Most of them have never had a real job. They think money grows on trees.

    So what do YOU do for a job, Kneel, 3 hours at Maccas?

    Anyway, you should be doing your homework right now …

  326. August 14, 2013 4:47 pm

    Christ on a crumpet, Neil! Bolt is definitely an obsessive hate machine. The world would be a better place without regurgitated Bolt droppings vomited all over the place by his squadron of loyal looneybots.

    “And what’s wrong with helping an Australian company” – as far as the Libs are concerned, absolutely nothing at all if you are repaying your corporate paymasters with political favours.

  327. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 14, 2013 4:51 pm

    Where’s reb? This place is getting a little strange without him. Time to calm down and contemplate the next three years. Neither alternative looks appetising.

  328. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 14, 2013 4:53 pm

    Well Manildra should be helped. Its an Australian company making ethanol. Isn’t that want lefties think we should be doing?? Renewable fuels? Why import it from Brazil if we can make it here.

    I guess you are saying political favors have been occurring. Could be true. Maybe not.

  329. August 14, 2013 4:55 pm

    “Where’s reb? This place is getting a little strange without him”

    I’m here. Lurking mostly…

    I’ve been very busy – flew up to QLD on Monday morning for a State meeting. Then to Sydney yesterday morning for another one, and back to Melbourne last night..

    So a bit exhausted… *sigh*

  330. August 14, 2013 5:00 pm

    Neil, read the article I linked to above. The whole thing stank. Big Lib donor gets timely intervention. Screw everyone else.

  331. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 14, 2013 5:00 pm

    Good to see you back, reb.

  332. August 14, 2013 5:03 pm

    Thank you mister rectum.

  333. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 14, 2013 5:11 pm

    Well SOAW the Manildra thingy may stink but i notice your link finished with this point

    In an embarrassment to federal Labor yesterday, Queensland’s Minister for State Development, Tom Barton, said he supported the Howard Government’s assistance package, having returned from a tour of Brazil’s sugar and ethanol industries

    I think we should be producing ethanol in Australia. Saves on fuel imports, produces jobs, money stays in the country rather than going to Brazil. A win for everybody. And we actually make something in this country rather than importing. Sounds good to me.

  334. August 14, 2013 5:16 pm

    Neil, putting a tariff on imported ethanol may be a good idea. What taints the Manildra deal was that Manildra and associated persons were the biggest donors to the Libs and the tariff was imposed without notice causing another company (which presumably didn’t donate so much to the Libs) to lose money. There seems to be only one reason for the haste and it stinks to high heaven.

  335. TB Queensland permalink
    August 14, 2013 5:18 pm

    … flew up to QLD on Monday morning for a State meeting …

    Limited business visa to QLD I assume? (Excellent use of upper case, sreb!)

    How come you didn’t ring to take me out to lunch … fkn, Jummy! 🙄

    BTW, where’s 7:30 these days (nudge, nudge, wink, wink … say no more!) 😛

    Cue Monty P …

  336. Walrus Viewing From The Palm Beach Deathstar permalink
    August 14, 2013 5:36 pm

    “In the meantime people will have to postpone their weddings until Abbott evolves.”

    The Gay Marriage issue will not get the ALP any seats in Sydney. They already hold the inner city seats like Albanese, Pliberseck and Garretts old seat where it does resonate. The only true “gay” seat is Turnbull’s and he’s pro same sex marriage so he’ll be OK not least because he spans inner city and the eastern suburbs coastal wealth belt.

    If we move out to the outer suburbs they are less concerned with the same sex marriage issue and in fact in the Parramatta and general northwest areas you have a strong Hillsong/Christian vote and in the south west you have the Muslim vote.

    So who do you think that lot will feel more comfortable with if their vote came down to a choice between a Yes or No on same sex marriage.

    But as I said they care more about transport cost of living and job security out that way.

    Same sex marriage wont resonate a great deal.

  337. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 14, 2013 5:38 pm

    Too funny:

    One of the students at St Mary’s got a picture on his smart phone with Rudd. With Rudd still standing along side him, the boy remarked to his mate:

    “I got a photo with the c*#t.”

    His friend replied: “F*#k yeah.”

  338. Walrus Viewing From The Palm Beach Deathstar permalink
    August 14, 2013 5:39 pm

    “BTW, where’s 7:30 these days (nudge, nudge, wink, wink … say no more!) ”

    In the face of the eroding ALP poll support I’d say he is trying to work out some weird argument as to why he still maintains the LNP is no chance on 9 September.

    He’s good at comedy

  339. August 14, 2013 5:44 pm

    “Same sex marriage wont resonate a great deal.”

    Different question, Blubber-with-tusks and probably wrong anyway. It resonates very well with younger people and may make difference in any close seat.

    The real point was the stupidity of Abbott’s statement. It doesn’t make any sense at all. He definitely needs to reinsert that suppository before he opens his mouth again.

  340. TB Queensland permalink
    August 14, 2013 6:03 pm

    He’s good at comedy

    So are you, Wally, so are you … maybe he is just a ghost of himself these days? 😉

  341. egg permalink
    August 14, 2013 6:34 pm

    Massive Spray quit the party because jools not knifed…. just sayin’

  342. August 14, 2013 7:44 pm

    “Nature, isn’t like that (ie the “attack” on Di) nor Adrian … the rockshifter isn’t that “smart” either … although he’s nasty it’s more of the street-fighter … with hob nail boots …

    I agree with, ToSY, though (I think afew of us do), we’ve seen a similar “style” somewhere over the years …”

    I agree with all of that.

    It is pretty clear that it’s a ‘familiar’ voice. Both semi-recognisable & obviously familiar with contributors here.

    Far too articulate & lucid to be dirtman.

  343. August 14, 2013 7:49 pm

    “But I still think Rudd is much less likely to drive us over a cliff of insanity.”

    I agree.

    Abbott is pretending to be moderate…and fooling enough people at the moment. He’s unlikely to have to pretend once elected.

  344. IPA permalink
    August 14, 2013 7:54 pm

    Things are looking grim for Kevette:

    Business Spectator: ‘Kevin Rudd and the Labor party are facing a landslide defeat in the September 7 election, new polling shows.

    ‘A new national survey co-ordinated by Torque Data, and based on data compiled by RDA Research and Australia Online Research exclusively for Business Spectator, points to a 3.8 per cent swing to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, with 90 seats going to the Coalition and 60 seats to Labor.’

  345. August 14, 2013 8:10 pm

    Yep, the only thing that will save the ALP is massive verbal overreach by Faux Abbott prior to voting day.

    I don’t think the man is that stupid.

  346. IPA permalink
    August 14, 2013 8:21 pm

    Abbott has displayed a tremendous amount of discipline in refraining from committing any extreme gaffes, despite certain sections of the gatekeeping media attempting to exaggerate minor slips such as #sexappealgate. Should he win theelection, however, and subsequently display an obvious unfitness for such high office, we can add his name to Gillard’s and Rudd’s on the PM dishonour board. After all, both were deemed unfit to lead the counrty by their own party.

  347. August 14, 2013 8:26 pm

    IPA you are such a cute little cheerleader. A right-wing business magazine has co-opted a marketing analytics firm to do a survey. From the Torque website –

    “We’ll work with your data to create the Clarity you need to confidently make marketing decisions. We’ll work with you to create the marketing Momentum you need to leverage your most valuable business asset – your customer base. If you share the passion, we’d love to talk.”
    http://www.torque.com.au/

    Surprise, surprise they created the “clarity” their right-wing paymasters desired. Confected polls like this are, as thier website notes, purely for the purpose of creating “marketing momentum”, so little cuties like you can spin, spin, spin. Have a quick one off the wrist for me while you are at it.

  348. August 14, 2013 8:27 pm

    It is fairly clear that he will win theelection.

    I’ve made peace with the idea, much as it raises my hackles.

  349. IPA permalink
    August 14, 2013 8:30 pm

    I’m now certain of the “new” troll’s identity.

  350. August 14, 2013 8:38 pm

    “I don’t think the man is that stupid.”

    The magic suppository will wear off soon enough. He really can’t help himself.

  351. egg permalink
    August 14, 2013 9:06 pm

    ‘I’m now certain of the “new” troll’s identity.’

    Bob Evans?

  352. August 14, 2013 9:39 pm

    Why can’t I be accepted for who I am?

  353. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 14, 2013 10:26 pm

    I think Diane is very intelligent and has a sharp sense of humour

    The are others who pop in without being able to offer either

  354. Walrus' View from his Deathstar permalink
    August 14, 2013 10:50 pm

    I hope you holiday is going well ToM

    On another matter I think Tony Abbott will be a bit of a do nothing PM.

    People just want to relax and get on with their lives in their own time . They just want no radical changes unless they feel good about them.

  355. Walrus' View from his Deathstar permalink
    August 14, 2013 10:56 pm

    And Abbott knows that.

    Mind u who gives a flying fuck if 20,000 useless c$$ts in Canberra lose their position*?

    * insert Position or Job dependent upon whether padding or work is there.

  356. Walrus' View from his Deathstar permalink
    August 14, 2013 11:16 pm

    Now who is right here

    I went down to the beach below me around 6 PM this evening and found a very small dead dolphin( a juvenile).

    No obvious injuries to it.

    So I went back to the Deathstar and grabbed a shovel. In the meantime 5 minutes a number if individuals had turned up to cut it up for bait I think.

    They ran off when they saw me running down the beach with shovel,

    Who was right?

  357. Dianne permalink
    August 15, 2013 7:06 am

    Thanks Tom. I am afraid I find things a bit too amusing. Life is really the theatre of the absurd. Just look at the two Leaders!

  358. egg permalink
    August 15, 2013 7:34 am

    ‘Who was right?’

    Its not a question of morality, nobody is wrong.

  359. Dianne permalink
    August 15, 2013 7:47 am

    A walrus waving a spade would be frightening. Not a matter of right or wrong. Just terror.

  360. TB Queensland permalink
    August 15, 2013 8:46 am

    Nicely put, Di … both comments …

    I do hope it was a dolphin … Wally lives near a nudist beach … 😯

  361. Walrus in his Deathstar permalink
    August 15, 2013 9:15 am

    And things get worser and worser for poooooooor Kev in another Labor held marginal seat

    “KEVIN Rudd is facing more campaign drama after a Labor MP attacked a star Liberal candidate – who served on the frontline in Iraq and Afghanistan – as a defence “bureaucrat” who worked “the last 25 years” in Canberra.”

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national-news/federal-election/labor-mp-geoff-lyons-insults-former-soldier-turned-star-liberal-candidate-andrew-nikolic/story-fnho52ip-1226697418858#ixzz2bzKGjjCY

  362. Walrus in his Deathstar permalink
    August 15, 2013 9:20 am

    “I do hope it was a dolphin …”

    Sure was. I wouldn’t have even thought a dolphin would be good for bait. The alternative possible use (by cutting it up) turns my stomach.

    I see Dianne calls a shovel a spade

  363. Dianne permalink
    August 15, 2013 9:44 am

    TB and Walrus-rescuer-of-dolphin-carcasses. I am amused.

  364. IPA permalink
    August 15, 2013 9:45 am

    A dead dolphin (porpoise?) is just a lump of flesh and bone, so how can using it as bait be “wrong”? Any feelings for the corpse are probably due to childhood memories of Flipper.

  365. IPA permalink
    August 15, 2013 9:49 am

    (Dianne’s might be correct that it was a carcass, not a corpse.)

  366. Walrus Commenting from Orbiting Deathstar (23 Days Until Landing) permalink
    August 15, 2013 10:20 am

    “…………..A dead dolphin (porpoise?) is just a lump of flesh and bone, so how can using it as bait be “wrong”?…………….”

    You unfeeling bastard !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I bet you watch Soylent Green every night too

    🙂

  367. TB Queensland permalink
    August 15, 2013 10:50 am

    Ahh! Soylent Green must download a copy … BTW The Pirate Bay has been up and running again for some time … (in Sweden I think)

  368. August 15, 2013 11:00 am

    “You unfeeling bastard !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    Such touching devotion to a fellow marine mammal. If you put your fascist tusk in a dolphin’s lovely blowhole you might get one of these:

  369. Ol' Sancty permalink
    August 15, 2013 12:21 pm

    #NORTHERN ECONOMIC ZONE!!!!

  370. TB Queensland permalink
    August 15, 2013 12:57 pm

    Another example of The Robber Barons at “work” …

    http://www.news.com.au/money/money-matters/sheryl-sandberg-earns-100m-but-won8217t-pay-interns/story-e6frfmd9-1226697612115

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Does anyone understand, James’, cryptic posts these days?

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