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Rostrum: Special Tasmania Tourism Edition!

September 13, 2013

Hello and Good Evening,

Prominent QC and human rights advocate Julian Burnside has suggested that the entire Island State of Tasmania become an alternative “off-shore” processing centre for asylum seekers and replace the major parties’ PNG and Manus Island “solutions.”

This is, of course, a stroke of pure genius, and probably one of the main ways to boost the State’s fledgling population, rescue its economy, and increase its overall average IQ all in one hit.

The opportunities for growth are enormous, particularly for small business, with quick-thinking entrepreneurs able to seize on the immediate new demand that would flow for Thermal Hibabs, and Ugg Burquas.

Hobart has been sorely lacking anything in the way of the exotic carpet variety after Andrew Wilkie closed his Turkish rug shop in Elizabeth Street to focus on his political career. Therein lies a money making bonanza for any motivated Afghani with stitching and cross-hatching skills.

To mind my, Christmas Island always had a deceptively celebratory feel to it, so perhaps “Tasmania. Australia’s Largest Above Ground Cemetery” might send a more pungent message.

What do you think?

 

 

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  1. IPA permalink
    September 13, 2013 7:27 pm

    Burnsidenomics: “The point of it of course is that it’s much less damaging to the people involved and it would be far less expensive even if every one of them received full Centrelink benefits, which they’d spend in the Tasmanian community.

    “That would liberate probably another $3 billion a year and out of that $3 billion a year savings I would urge the Federal Government to give the Tasmanian Government $1 billion a year as a thank you for looking after asylum seekers.”

    Does anyone understand his logic, because I don’t? How does this “plan” “liberate” $3 billion? Anyone?

  2. egg permalink
    September 13, 2013 7:51 pm

    Its a great idea, as long as the locals don’t mind.

    Apart from the cold, it would be more humane and less expensive than the development of new cities like Crapperville and the Ord.

  3. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 13, 2013 8:45 pm

    Tasmania would be acceptable if it was closer to New Zealand

  4. IPA permalink
    September 13, 2013 8:48 pm

    The case for Augusto Pinochet.

  5. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 13, 2013 10:17 pm

    When I look at CW it only proves that many of their participants, that have self-selected out of here, have done so because they can’t withstand the scrutiny of their honesty and judgment.

  6. egg permalink
    September 14, 2013 7:07 am

    ‘The Australian Capital Territory government is set to legalise same-sex marriage by the end of the year and chief minister Katy Gallagher told Guardian Australia that she doesn’t expect the federal Coalition government to overturn the legislation.’

    Guardian

  7. TB Queensland permalink
    September 14, 2013 10:11 am

    Considering that there is only 500,000 Australians in Tasmania its actually not a bad compromise idea for those of us who advocate an onshore solution …

    Add a new combined ADF base (similar to Townsville) and Tassie would thrive …

    Mmmmm … the idea should not be ignored …

  8. egg permalink
    September 14, 2013 11:26 am

    Noice projection TB, although probably wouldn’t fit into forward defence policy.

  9. egg permalink
    September 14, 2013 4:52 pm

    ‘If Cathy McGowan wins the seat, it will be one of the major upsets of this federal election. Already the pundits are claiming that the reason for her success is captured in her campaign slogan of “Putting Indi first”.

    ‘Most of the federal electorates within the Murray Darling are held by MPs from either the Liberal or National Parties. Over recent years, however, major water policies instigated by federal Coalition governments that directly impact these electorates have been to their long-term detriment.’

    Jennifer Marohasy

  10. TB Queensland permalink
    September 14, 2013 6:49 pm

    I like the concept of a TOTAL Indi government … the Westminster System has always sucked … it was originally designed for the fkn Robber Barons (tories- ie the House of fkn Lords)) to continue their pillage and plunder of the people who actually DO the work … nothing changes …

    The Westminster System means that capable people are left out of the government every time we elect another one … there are people on both side of our major parties who should be in positions of control … the classic is Fuckwit™ Conroy and Dickwit© Turnbull … or Comms …

    If (one eyed) people woke up and looked at the system in China it is an elected government of Independents (from village, towns, province, to congress …

    We should go one step further China has one party (its policies can easily be challenged – ie religion, homosexuality etc.), however why not ban political parties altogether in Australia …

    .. people would vote for the person who presented the best policies for the electorate …

    … that would be a bit hard for the right whingers, methinks … power and control is everything, to the born to rule …

  11. TB Queensland permalink
    September 14, 2013 7:01 pm

    LYING and DECEIT (eg withholding or re-modelling information) are my pet hates … a very close second is hypocrisy!

    This is a classic case of absolute hypocrisy!

    http://www.news.com.au/national-news/nsw-act/julia-gillard-launches-scathing-attack-on-kevin-rudd-and-the-pain-she-still-feels-over-being-dumped/story-fnii5s3x-1226719034631

    Just who dumped who, FIRST?

  12. Neil of Sydney permalink
    September 14, 2013 8:10 pm

    You know TB, sometimes i agree with you. This is what Gillard said

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/julia-gillard-soars-as-preferred-prime-minister-for-australians/story-e6frf7jo-1225867480615

    JULIA Gillard today brushed off leadership speculation, saying there was more chance she would line up at full forward for the Western Bulldogs than topple Kevin Rudd as PM

    But no matter how immoral labor is you will still vote Labor.

  13. TB Queensland permalink
    September 14, 2013 8:35 pm

    But no matter how immoral labor is you will still vote Labor.

    Another hypocrite!

    Kneel …

    But no matter how immoral Liberals are you will still vote Liberal. … but you will NEVER criticise them … a big difference …

    You are Fuckwit™ writ large …

  14. Neil of Sydney permalink
    September 14, 2013 8:45 pm

    You may be correct TB

    But Labor almost always trashes the budget. Poor old Campbell Newman is trying to get Queenslands AAA credit rating back.

    The only Labor govt i am aware of that is fiscally conservative is here in NSW. Labor has never trashed the Budget in NSW.

  15. TB Queensland permalink
    September 14, 2013 8:49 pm

    BTW, Kneel, you were obviously too young to watch the Peacock, Howard, Peacock, Hewson, Downer, Howard …

    https://www.nsw.liberal.org.au/article/federal-leaders

    I guess ignorance is bliss … or in your case …

  16. Neil of Sydney permalink
    September 14, 2013 8:51 pm

    Tb

    If you get enjoyment from your last post, i am happy.

  17. IPA permalink
    September 14, 2013 9:06 pm

    This 1946 George Orwell essay gives an insight into the intellectual foundations of Nineteen Eighty-Four.

    “The organized lying practiced by totalitarian states is not, as is sometimes claimed, a temporary expedient of the same nature as military deception. It is something integral to totalitarianism, something that would still continue even if concentration camps and secret police forces had ceased to be necessary. Among intelligent Communists there is an underground legend to the effect that although the Russian government is obliged now to deal in lying propaganda, frame-up trials, and so forth, it is secretly recording the true facts and will publish them at some future time. We can, I believe, be quite certain that this is not the case, because the mentality implied by such an action is that of a liberal historian who believes that the past cannot be altered and that a correct knowledge of history is valuable as a matter of course. From the totalitarian point of view history is something to be created rather than learned. A totalitarian state is in effect a theocracy, and its ruling caste, in order to keep its position, has to be thought of as infallible. But since, in practice, no one is infallible, it is frequently necessary to rearrange past events in order to show that this or that mistake was not made, or that this or that imaginary triumph actually happened. Then again, every major change in policy demands a corresponding change of doctrine and a revelation of prominent historical figures. This kind of thing happens everywhere, but is clearly likelier to lead to outright falsification in societies where only one opinion is permissible at any given moment. Totalitarianism demands, in fact, the continuous alteration of the past, and in the long run probably demands a disbelief in the very existence of objective truth.”

  18. TB Queensland permalink
    September 14, 2013 9:07 pm

    But Labor almost always trashes the budget. Poor old Campbell Newman is trying to get Queenslands AAA credit rating back.

    They don’t trash the budget they spend it on developing the country instead of sitting on their arses … its called building infrastructure!

    The QLD AAA credit was a victim of the weather … can you spell cyclone, flood and drought or don’t you know what they mean?

    When was Sydney or NSW for that matter hit by a cyclone? have you ever been in a tropical storm? In 1974 I swam out of my workplace at 6:00 pm with ten feet of water in the workshop and across the road … it took three weeks to clean the place up … millions of dollars literally down the drain! You really know nothing …

    The sooner you actually go to work and actually experience life, the better … for all of us …

    As for “poor old” Noddy Newman … the leader of a political party but not actually elected by the people … he has brought Brisbane to its knees with tunnels and toll roads and now intends to do the same across the state … his government is wracked with cronyism and nepotism (look them up in a dictionary) and crooked ministers (see Redcliffe) …

    I lived through the Joh Bjelke Peterson era (met him a couple of times – the slimy lizard) and I can see the same things happening … a bunch of underhanded, what can we make out of this, sleazy grubs … now they want to fund Oprah Winfrey … Noddy’s wife is obviously a fan and a very strange woman …

    I have no idea about NSW politics and so I don’t comment … I suggest you do the same when it come to Queensland – unless you come and suffer with the rest of us!

    Noddy is losing votes hand over fist … you notice that the Libs didn’t do as well in Queensland as they thought they would? There’s a big reason for that … its called Noddy Newman!

  19. TB Queensland permalink
    September 14, 2013 9:12 pm

    Your point, ToSY? 🙄 🙄

    Quotes from the blue again?

  20. Neil of Sydney permalink
    September 14, 2013 9:13 pm

    “They don’t trash the budget they spend it on developing the country instead of sitting on their arses … its called building infrastructure

    No it is called wasting money.

    The ALP in Queensland lost its credit rating during the biggest mining boom in Australia.

  21. IPA permalink
    September 14, 2013 9:23 pm

    *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* My point is self explanatory. *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll* *eye roll*

  22. egg permalink
    September 14, 2013 9:42 pm

    “This kind of thing happens everywhere, but is clearly likelier to lead to outright falsification in societies where only one opinion is permissible at any given moment. Totalitarianism demands, in fact, the continuous alteration of the past, and in the long run probably demands a disbelief in the very existence of objective truth.”

    This is particularly obvious with climate change. There has been a temperature hiatus for 17 years but Aunty never mentions it.

  23. Neil of Sydney permalink
    September 14, 2013 11:33 pm

    “They don’t trash the budget they spend it on developing the country instead of sitting on their arses … its called building infrastructure!

    You know this comment is so dishonest. Wasting billions of dollars during the biggest boom in history is explained away.

    Labor supporters will excuse any obscenity unless of course the same thing happened under a Coalition govt

  24. September 15, 2013 8:28 am

    “The case for Augusto Pinochet.”

    One sided drivel.

    No mention of the interference by the CIA (by the other superpower involved) at all. Nor any context added regarding what had brought Chile to the point it was at immediately prior to Pinochet being installed.
    A very narrow band of the timeline is examined, ignoring pertinent history.

    Unsubstantiated, speculative anti-leftist rot in the comments below illuminate the intent of the piece.

    Way to justify Pinochet. Not. 🙄

  25. September 15, 2013 8:34 am

    Makes a case for excusing imposed regime change in foreign countries to suit the ideological parameters & speculative pantywetting by a Superpower. Virtually carte blanche rationalisation for powerful nations to shape the geopolitical world outside of their sphere as they see fit, to maximise their own interests; irrespective of the foreign populations which they subordinate.

  26. September 15, 2013 9:11 am

    How amusement.

    Bolt is disseminating the very same link.

  27. IPA permalink
    September 15, 2013 10:53 am

    (Hardly surprising that he also reads one of the more prominent “right-leaning” blogs. You checked the timestamps, evidently, because you made no “channeling Bolt” accusations.)

  28. September 15, 2013 11:02 am

    Would I do that? 😯

  29. IPA permalink
    September 15, 2013 11:05 am

    The context which you seem to ignore when discussing American involvement in the Allende overthrow was that the USA was fighting a Cold War against the Soviet Union and the spread of Communism. They won that one, by the way.

  30. September 15, 2013 11:07 am

    It’s amazing (or not) just how often the rightwing talking points du jour attain synchronicity with Bolt’s clearing house of conservative memes.

    Likeminded cattle graze in the same fields, apparently. 😉

    I find it’s an interesting way of monitoring what conservative fetish items are going to be dominating the contemporary public debate.

  31. September 15, 2013 11:10 am

    ” discussing American involvement ”

    You mean the American involvement which was completely ignored in Bolt’s/your link?

    Along with a mass of other relevant historical context.

    It isn’t me who can’t recognise the shades of grey.

  32. IPA permalink
    September 15, 2013 11:16 am

    “My/Bolt’s” link may have ignored it, but the facts are clear on that point.

  33. egg permalink
    September 15, 2013 11:18 am

    ‘I find it’s an interesting way of monitoring what conservative fetish items are going to be dominating the contemporary public debate.’

    Abbott is displaying modesty with his choice of temporary abode, the Murdocracy will strengthen his assets and turn the PM into a well rounded human being.

  34. IPA permalink
    September 15, 2013 11:20 am

    “I find it’s an interesting way of monitoring what conservative fetish items are going to be dominating the contemporary public debate.”

    Whereas most leftist memes originate on twitter.

  35. September 15, 2013 11:21 am

    Guffaw…

    Only selling the convenient facts= ideological credibility deficit.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Make_the_economy_scream

  36. September 15, 2013 11:21 am

    I wouldn’t know. I don’t frequent twitter at all.

  37. IPA permalink
    September 15, 2013 11:25 am

    “Only selling the convenient facts= ideological credibility deficit.”

    You missed the “facts” link above, then?

    https://theguttertrash.com/2013/09/13/rostrum-special-tasmania-tourism-edition/#comment-33794

  38. September 15, 2013 11:32 am

    I’m well aware that the communist boogeyman was a useful way for the US to rationalise its aggressive protection of its own business interests in Chile.

    Dubious & overstated.

    As I said, context. A very narrow band of the timeline is examined, ignoring pertinent history. Including the lobbying of the US State Department & subsequently playing to the anticommunist bedwetting of Kissinger et al, by large American corporate interests who stood to lose under nationalisation.

  39. September 15, 2013 11:33 am

    I saw ‘some’ facts above.

  40. September 15, 2013 11:36 am

    Funny (or not) how the original link left out all of the counter argument.

    Anyone might think that the speech was made by someone trying to paint a skewed portrayal & win over those without the benefit of a broader perspective.

  41. September 15, 2013 11:36 am

    Snacty at the peephole?

  42. IPA permalink
    September 15, 2013 11:39 am

    “I saw ‘some’ facts above.”

    If you can’t admit I linked to the CIA document advocating for the coup, an open admission of US involvement, you’re not arguing in good faith.

  43. September 15, 2013 11:44 am

    “you’re not arguing in good faith.”

    The original speech you/Bolt linked wasn’t argued in ‘good faith’…

  44. TB Queensland permalink
    September 15, 2013 12:23 pm

    I don’t get this obsession with far left ideology** by the Liberal supporters here?

    Its like saying Liberals and the Nationalists National Party are linked to the fascists …

    This Australia in the 21st Century what has 20th Century Chile to do with us?

    Having been in Santiago, on business, in the ’90’s, the Chileans were getting on with life …

    No-one who posts here indulges in raking up right wing dictators …

    Dictators of any sort, religious, political, managers, personal, or financial are rarely popular … but still they come and go … the USA has a sad, long history of creating cruel, despotic dictators of all shapes, sizes, types and colours … a meddling and tampering of amateuristic proportions by a country that hypocritically lambasted the Poms for their colonialism … the USA stuffed up the end of WWII, Indo China, Africa and South America … in fact I can’t think of anything they did that actually worked … oh, and don’t forget it was the Septic Tanks who buggered up Afghanistan BEFORE 9/11 and the first Gulf War … necessitating a second Gulf War … dictators created by the US … now, no-one wants to follow them into Syria … clever, I say …

    ** Just a reminder that dictators of any ilk should be detested … and they rise from any side of politics … and religion … a la The Muslim Brotherhood …

    Is the Pope a dictator? Absolutely!

    Deaths from AIDS in South America and Africa can be directly attributed to the Vatican Papal Edicts on birth control …

    Are kings and queens dictators? Absolutely! Only held in check by constitutions in Western democracies … why do princes go off to play soldiers … just in case!

    What a stupid, abstract, academic discussion … especially for a state Parliament …

    Get on with governing!

    🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄

  45. egg permalink
    September 15, 2013 12:31 pm

    Acting in good faith …

    ‘Making explicit concessions also shows good faith. Often in the course of arguments we encounter valid counterarguments. Rather than be antagonistic or adversarial, concede what is valid to such counterarguments.

    ‘This shows not only good faith, and civility, but that you are oriented toward achieving consensus, and in fact it makes your argument stronger if you can respond effectively to every such counterargument. Naturally there will be cases in which you find a counterargument to be superior to your own, and such counterarguments may in fact change your own thinking.

    ‘Rather than simply walk away, give concession to your opponent(s) by stating clearly that they have won the argument through logic, reason, and clarity of concept.’

    Wiki

  46. IPA permalink
    September 15, 2013 1:19 pm

    “Deaths from AIDS in South America and Africa can be directly attributed to the Vatican Papal Edicts on birth control …”

    I get it: practising Catholics in those countries obeyed papal edicts on birth control but ignored the ones about extra-marital sex.

  47. September 15, 2013 1:58 pm

    Really, the church oughta gtfo of people’s underpants.

  48. September 15, 2013 2:12 pm

    “No-one who posts here indulges in raking up right wing dictators … ”

    To be fair, I’ve given the whole Pinochet thing a going over numerous times; usually with snacty. So I guess I’ve done a bit of raking.
    The funny thing about rightwing dictators is that the rightwing often disown them & even attempt to rebadge them as leftwing. 😯 Not that that’s what’s happened here in this instance.

    I imagine this speech came up this week because the event happened on 11/9 many years before the much more recent & ‘iconic’ tragedy of 11/9. It is often raised to draw comparison between the (understandable) US reaction to 11/9 & their general ignorance of their less than admirable actions which drove the earlier 11/9. I suppose the speech was pushing back against that.
    I began commenting because the speech left out plenty of relevant information & explanation.

    I’m currently reading Rubicon, TB. On your recommendation.

  49. Meta permalink
    September 15, 2013 2:21 pm

    (Who won the Cold War?)

  50. egg permalink
    September 15, 2013 3:06 pm

    The cold war was a draw because of mutually assured deterrent, plus economic, social and strategic considerations.

  51. September 15, 2013 3:28 pm

    “Who won the Cold War?”

    That largely depends on where you (can) get your News from…

  52. TB Queensland permalink
    September 15, 2013 3:57 pm

    I’m currently reading Rubicon, TB. On your recommendation.

    Hope you enjoy, Ser T … (otherwise I’ll be in the shite! 😉 )

    I’ve jut started another of, Tom Holland’s books, “The Forge of Christendom – The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West” …

    As the title suggests, its about the rise of Christianity after the fall of the Rome (the city) … follows nicely from Rubicon … and I like Holland’s ironical point of view when it comes to the “dealings” of the popes in Rome “tangled web” weavings with the new Roman Empire governed from Constantinople …

    The Franks have a lot to answer for … 🙄

  53. TB Queensland permalink
    September 15, 2013 5:35 pm

    Has Australia got its own, “Putin”?

    http://www.news.com.au/national-news/tony-abbott-abandons-possuminfested-lodge-to-live-with-afp-recruits/story-fncynjr2-1226719448305

    And so where will “the girls” stay, Tones?

    GMAFB!

  54. September 15, 2013 6:25 pm

    Last I heard, they were going to ‘live at home until they’re married’…whatever that means. 🙄

    I wonder if they abide by papal edicts?

  55. egg permalink
    September 15, 2013 6:33 pm

    ‘Last I heard, they were going to ‘live at home until they’re married’…whatever that means.’

    LOL

    Its only temporary, but it gives us an insight into the man’s character.

    ‘While at Oxford, Abbott found another mentor in an American trainee Jesuit priest, Paul Mankowski, whom he calls the finest man he has ever met. Deeply religious and keeping to a vow of poverty, Mankowski wore the clothes of dead priests. He was intelligent and a boxer.’

    Louis Nowra

  56. TB Queensland permalink
    September 15, 2013 6:43 pm

    … but it gives us an insight into the man’s character.

    It surely does!

    Most married men would live with their family under the circumstances … not with a group of (probably) single men and women training to be cops … what a fkn idiot media tart …

    The trainees will certainly feel uncomfortable … and it WILL disrupt any camaraderie … and certainly impinge on the process of group dynamics as he arrives and leaves …

    … someone should tell Abbott the election is over … or get new advisors …

    I wonder if the AFP objected to the brain fart idea?

  57. IPA permalink
    September 15, 2013 6:50 pm

    The Monk is taking his cues from the Pope.

  58. September 15, 2013 7:01 pm

    I actually think the new pope may be a tad ‘progressive’…if that’s even possible! 😯

    In other news, a while back (long enough that I’d forgotten) my partner got me to do a test online for that fucked show with Eddy McGuire.
    Presumably, I did ok because I’ve now received an email inviting me to a test/audition at University of Melbourne.
    I wonder if it’s just a Nigerian scam? It appears to be legit though.

  59. September 15, 2013 7:01 pm

    “The Monk is taking his cues from the Pope.”

    What, stalking innocent people with random unsolicited phone calls…..?

  60. September 15, 2013 7:04 pm

    “I’ve now received an email inviting me to a test/audition at University of Melbourne.”

    Maybe snacty can give you some tips…. 😉

  61. TB Queensland permalink
    September 15, 2013 7:07 pm

    🙄 🙄

  62. TB Queensland permalink
    September 15, 2013 7:19 pm

    How’s this for a quote?

    Papal officials, displaying their accustomed talent for uncovering ancient documents just when they were most needed, presented to Charlemagne papers which appeared conclusively to prove that their master could in fact only be judged by God. Charlemagne, accepting this submission, duly pronounced the Pope acquitted. Leo, placing his hand on a copy of the New Testament, then swore a flamboyant oath that he had been innocent all along.

    The charge against Pope Leo in 800AD?

    His enemies, arriving in Charlemagne’s presence only days after Leo, had publicly accused him of a series of extravagant sexual abuses.

    So … nothing is new …

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

    Toillette, congratulations! Make sure they record during the day… can’t lose a shift!!! 😉

    Look forward to hearing all about your progress through the elimination challenges … good luck, from me, an’ its good luck from ‘im … 😛

  63. egg permalink
    September 15, 2013 8:40 pm

    Its not generally known that Tony Abbott’s dad wanted to be a priest, but became a dentist instead.

  64. Walrus permalink
    September 16, 2013 10:20 am

    “… someone should tell Abbott the election is over … or get new advisors …”

    Gillard actually spent a few nights there as well.

    They actually stay in the Officers quarters not the spartan rooms that were shown over the weekend

    My ……..my…………….you Lefties sure ain’t taking your electoral drubbing too well at all.

  65. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 16, 2013 10:48 am

    HD provides more evidence that it’s the smart people who contribute here.

  66. September 16, 2013 10:53 am

    “Its not generally known that Tony Abbott’s dad wanted to be a priest, but became a dentist instead.”

    There’s a punchline in there somewhere…

  67. TB Queensland permalink
    September 16, 2013 6:30 pm

    My ……..my…………….you Lefties sure ain’t taking your electoral drubbing too well at all.

    I don’t think you actually “get it”, Wally … but then I’ve come to know you as crude rude and unattractive …

    I’ll bag ANY pollie who makes a wanker of him/herself … had I known that Gillard had done the same (you don’t provide evidence) then she would have got a similar comment …

    When will we get politicians who can actually DO stuff rather than PLAY at stuff?

    I agree with Toillette … and we have been saying it for some time now … election a re cyclic … a bit like people … and CPAs* 🙄

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

    HD provides more evidence that it’s the smart people who contribute here.

    You’ve only just figured that out!!!

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

    <There’s a punchline in there somewhere…

    Yep. I agree but they all came out pretty awful …

    eg There’s more than one way to inflict pain and discomfort on people … especially kids …

    See what I mean?

  68. egg permalink
    September 17, 2013 7:30 am

    MARK COLVIN: Where will the 15,000-strong Green Army come from?

    GREG HUNT: Well that’s a separate item in the budget. We’ve allocated $300 million. And it will start with young Australians working in the field, in teams of 10. It’s work experience…

    MARK COLVIN: Who will they be? Where will you recruit them from?

    GREG HUNT: Well they’ll come from a variety of sources. They could be school leavers, those taking a gap year. They could be people who are unemployed or longer term unemployed. They may be those who’ve just finished a job.

    So it’s young Australians, 17 to 24, teams of 10; nine trainees on a training wage; a coordinator on a salary. And they will work with groups such as Conservation Volunteers Australia and Greening Australia on practical local projects such as mangrove rehabilitation, riparian recovery, replanting various areas…

    MARK COLVIN: Very briefly, when does that really get really going? Very briefly.

    GREG HUNT: First of July, 2014.

  69. egg permalink
    September 17, 2013 9:07 am

    I now appear top be banned at Deltoid (again) and Marohasy’s backwater blog.

    IPA if you are wandering past Deltoid perhaps you could let Luke know why I’m incommunicardo (sic).

  70. egg permalink
    September 17, 2013 9:56 am

    its weird, to be banned at Deltoid is understandable but how Tim Lambert managed to stop my comments at Marohasy’s blog is a mystery.

  71. egg permalink
    September 17, 2013 10:00 am

    Being an egg at Trash has saved me from detection, otherwise I may have been obliterated throughout the blogosphere.

    I hopeful of continued refugee status here.

  72. TB Queensland permalink
    September 17, 2013 10:16 am

    I hopeful of continued refugee status here.

    We still have to do the police and security check … but its not looking good, egg …

  73. egg permalink
    September 17, 2013 12:00 pm

    My CV looks bad, but you can trust me not to be disruptive.

    The Deltoid saga now appears to be over, its a block banning, so I’m a genuine refugee.

  74. egg permalink
    September 17, 2013 3:35 pm

    Marohasy has pulled all her posts where Luke has made comments. Coincidence? I think not. And my comments today haven’t seen the light of day.

    There maybe a simple technical non conspiratorial reason for why this is happening, but I sense the hand of big brother.

  75. September 17, 2013 9:23 pm

    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ Who won the Cold War? ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
    .
    The Govts and Corporations `won` so-called cold-war.
    .
    The worlds `citizens` Lost, as did some of their `ideals` such as fainess and so-called democracy. Elections are now run by `spooking` citizens and politicians claim they will `save` the voters, or countries have `problems` that corporations have `solutions` to. This is why we have the crap elections we have, reported in the crappiest way possible and cities are filling with `tolled` roads, bridges and tunnels that have protection clauses that forbid railway competing with them.

  76. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 17, 2013 9:46 pm

    I see TPS has given up, AD Astra is looking for someone to take over, and is hawking it to even dull types of dubious transparency and integrity (no, not Wayne Swan).

    I think reb could knock it into shape.

  77. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 17, 2013 10:06 pm

    “JULIA Gillard wrote a personal cheque for $4243 to the Department of Finance because her partner, Tim Mathieson, had misused her taxpayer-funded car to drive around Victoria selling shampoo and other haircare products in breach of parliamentary rules.

    Documents released to The Australian under Freedom of Information laws yesterday show that Ms Gillard made the payment on March 9, 2007, as deputy leader of the opposition because of concern over a breach of rules forbidding the use of the car for commercial purposes.

    The documents were provided yesterday after a 10-month battle by the former prime minister and her office to prevent the Department of Finance from following through on its decision to release the material.”

    It’s a disgrace that poor Julia had to fight to have this suppressed, the press should just never ever be able to report on the misuse of public funds by Julia’s boyfriend(s)

    It’s typical of the HATE MEDIA that they went to such efforts to get this “information”

    The sooner the press is muzzled the happier we’ll all be.

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national-news/julia-gillard-wrote-personal-cheque-for-4243-to-department-of-finance-because-partner-tim-mathieson-misued-taxpayer-funded-car/story-fncynjr2-1226720672955#ixzz2f9PU6spz

  78. September 17, 2013 10:08 pm

    “I see TPS has given up,”

    Oh dear. How sad. Never mind…

  79. September 17, 2013 10:38 pm

    ‘ ‘ ‘ I see TPS has given up, AD Astra ‘ ‘ ‘
    Well yomm,
    that will restrict your `pensioner-watch` program somewhat

  80. TB Queensland permalink
    September 18, 2013 9:32 am

    I see TPS has given up, AD Astra

    Farnham Bear has lost another career it seems … drowned in their own words, methinks …

  81. egg permalink
    September 18, 2013 1:40 pm

    Tim Lambert, the blogmasta at Deltoid, now goes by the name of nick.

    His banning technique is similar to that practiced at the cafe, leaving a few harmless contrarians so they can enjoy a bit of biff.

    My mate Luke has returned as PentaxZ and Tim leaves him in the loop. Luke has always been a warmist and has only recently become a sceptical convert, if you see my drift.

    I sometimes get up under the name of egg pantzwettar, but its held in moderation until snipped. The Denialati are feared the most because they offer troof and ‘ope.

    The revolution is now.

  82. Splatterbottom permalink
    September 18, 2013 1:58 pm

    In a ruling which will please many here, a Swedish court has found that public masturbation is lawful.

    I have always been a fan of the Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope who carried about a lamp with him which, he explained, he used to search (in vain) for one honest man.

    Diogenes was also prone to public masturbation and, when challenged, famously noted that it was a shame that one could not satisfy one’s hunger by merely rubbing one’s belly.

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