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Joe Hockey Launches Controversial New Fundraising Bid!

May 5, 2014

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  1. May 5, 2014 6:51 pm

    Yes!! Please rush me my Demtel copy of No-dough Joe’s latest Album. I also understand that at no extra cost I will receive a bonus maxi single of Joe and Andrew Blot’s ‘Brother can you spare $22,000″ b/w. “I fought the Law (and the Law won)…

  2. May 5, 2014 6:56 pm

    “Brother can you spare $22,000″

    LULZ!!! 😆

  3. May 5, 2014 7:12 pm

    Peppa Pig said `this won`t be sold in my ABC shop`

  4. May 5, 2014 10:14 pm

    These guys wanna hope I don’t win Lotto tomorrow night… Could do some serious damage with a couple of grams of coke and some hookers at that Do… Problem solved.

  5. May 5, 2014 10:17 pm

    Apparently News Corp pays good money for grubby pics 🙂

  6. May 6, 2014 12:32 am

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/joe-hockey-seeks-legal-advice-over-corporate-donor-accusations/story-fn59niix-1226905678676#

    Joes Upset… the little whore is getting lawyerd up? what does he charge for a blow job arhh hand job hmm lap dance mmm jerk circle sorry the full Joe… friendship board room experience, where he’s all over you like a News corp watermark…. 22k is it ?

  7. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2014 8:04 am

    And Sir Noddy & The Gang have progressed to raffles …

    Asked if such a raffle might be a bad look for the party, given recent revelations of Liberal Party slush funds in NSW, he said the Newman government was setting new standards for accountability. But the LNP government is also due to shake up donation laws, raising the threshold of donation declarations from $1000 to $12,400.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/lnp-rakes-in-70000-a-day-in-donations-from-supporters/story-fnii5v6w-1226906863637

    The BBQ looks good …

  8. Meta permalink
    May 6, 2014 11:49 am

    (Money talks?)

  9. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 6, 2014 12:04 pm

    Watson, SC, is red-faced with anger. "We have sworn testimony form a reliable person which implicates Mike Gallacher!" he storms. #icac— Kate McClymont (@Kate_McClymont) May 6, 2014

    Watson SC didn't elaborate what that sworn testimony was. He and Moses are snapping at each other. He says Watson is not infallible #icac— Kate McClymont (@Kate_McClymont) May 6, 2014

    Will the two barristers do a Packer/Gyngell biffo? Moses and Watson, who have been friends for a long time, are exchanging barbs. #icac— Kate McClymont (@Kate_McClymont) May 6, 2014

  10. May 6, 2014 12:43 pm

    The BBQ looks good …

    Yeah throw a few
    S anctamonius
    N ewman
    A rrogant
    G lobalisation
    S ichophants

    on the barbie. Things are getting so hot in fiberal central they have had to take a break for a week at ICAC to fumigate all the putridness from the walls… Looks like Kneels hero’s are nothing more than Tommo’s with a nicer car.

  11. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 6, 2014 2:33 pm

    The funding scams are a sideshow. A criminal sideshow to be sure but it will get even more interesting when we get a look at the payments to the lobbyists who (also being on the state executive of the Lieberal Party) pre-selected many of the politicians.

    If the Libs are serious about reform then anyone who has been a lobbyist in the last five years should be booted from the party and resign from the executive. And any politician preselected by the executive and not the electorate branches should resign. Lobbyists should be required to disclose all benefits they or their associates received in the last five years.

    The main game is not $10-50k campaign contributions. It is the much larger fees received by lobbyists.

  12. egg permalink
    May 6, 2014 3:29 pm

    Hear Hear!

  13. May 6, 2014 3:51 pm

    Splatter I have been saying this for years. I have a friend who worked for Libs NSW and BAT and alike were actually holding fundraisers for the Libs. How do I know this? Well I went to afew (yes long story) however I was at a table with Bronnie, Dr Hewson ( really nice man) and some underlings. Now look at it, we have Costello, Reith (CSG) Howard to name a few. n one side Arbib (packer whacker) Della Boska (disabilities Australia) ect all out there as party members lobbying collecting gravy?

    This Con Mission of Audacity is chaired by a who’s who of predetermined box ticking sycophants of ideology. Malcolm in the muddle has installed all his subordinate mates at NBNco….
    Lots of snouts not many troughs…

  14. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 6, 2014 6:24 pm

    I’ve been to a couple of those expensive dinners for the ALP. I don’t bother to look for opportunities to hang around with Liberals – ALP types are more talkative.

    But-
    ➢ Wine that should be used as nail polish remover
    ➢ Food that should be reported to the RSPCA (for the questionable content and the effect on us humans)
    ➢ Sit next to one of Rudd’s sidekicks or a party hack or a union hack/senator or someone equally painful

  15. May 6, 2014 8:12 pm

    i went to was with John Faulkner, he’s a great bloke and always fun…one of a handful of great politico’s left on the horizon.

  16. May 6, 2014 8:14 pm

    Sorry last one I went to was with….(long distance blue tooth sometimes drops out)

  17. May 6, 2014 8:23 pm

    I like hewson too ricky, there’s something inherently decent about him. Shame he never made pm but his grubby former press secretary has!

    Sad to hear that NM is going to fold, they have made a valuable contribution to public debate for a decade.

    What’s Hockey hiding:
    https://newmatilda.com/2014/05/06/whats-hockey-hiding

  18. May 6, 2014 9:44 pm

    Oh Yeah KL this ting has tentacles not legs, I read that article.. I thought New Matilda was out of the woods? they were nearly dead in 2010.. where did you read that?

  19. armchair opionator permalink
    May 6, 2014 9:56 pm

    Hi Ricky
    Marci ?cornell wrote an editorial letter on the NM site saying they would cover the budget and closing down after that (open to any offers I think).

  20. May 6, 2014 10:45 pm

    Well that sucks 😦 I’m a subscriber and read some great stuff there. shame someone didn’t buy it as a going concern.

  21. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 7, 2014 11:41 am

    not a good look

    Asylum seeker lifeboats stripped of their safety equipment:
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/07/asylum-seeker-lifeboats-stripped-of-their-safety-equipment

    …The orange lifeboats used to return asylum seekers to Indonesia were stripped earlier this year of safety equipment, including ropes, scissors, knives and other emergency tools, raising further concerns about the use of the vessels, according to a customs officer involved in their deployment.

    The lifeboats are designed to act as emergency vehicles and come stocked with items for crises. Guardian Australia has also learnt the fuel tanks were capped to prevent any refuelling…

  22. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 7, 2014 11:47 am

    the oscar wilde saying “knows the price of everything and the value of nothing” rings true

    Abbott government close to losing voters’ trust:
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/06/abbott-government-close-to-losing-voters-trust

    …But many things have a value so huge it means people will pay whatever they have to protect them – things like good health; an education that ensures a happy, productive life for their children; the care of their disabled child once they are gone; some kind of dignity in old age…

    …It’s a fear that this government doesn’t understand the non-monetary, intrinsic value of things that – in the words of say-it-like-it-is Queensland MP Warren Entsch – is “scaring the bejeezus” out of people…

  23. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 7, 2014 12:05 pm

    I’ve been hearing about big infrastructure projects that are very productive recently.

    Slower. Less reliable. Less productive. This is what Turnbull’s NBN looks like:
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/07/slower-less-reliable-less-productive-this-is-what-turnbulls-nbn-looks-like?view=desktop

    …the Coalition promoted a “fibre-to-the-node” (FTTN) network instead. Turnbull’s broadband uses the old copper wires to link to fibre cables only as far as a single box on each street, and is the internet equivalent of installing one telephone for an entire apartment building…

    …Their policy slogan “Fast. Affordable. Sooner” was perhaps misleading; “fast” referred to the speed at which the street boxes would be installed, as the actual internet speeds provided by this system are significantly slower,..

  24. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 7, 2014 12:26 pm

  25. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 7, 2014 12:36 pm

  26. May 7, 2014 1:47 pm

    Now the libs are saying ‘main’ or ‘major’ promise – getting into core and non core territory!

    Also starting to get very close to hypocrisy over attacks on gillard when they argue that they have adjust to the circumstances [gillard had minority govt and had to negotiate and adjust to her circumstances just to govern eg the greens and the indies]. Abbott absolutely refused to accept any change in policy, held her to account for any changes before and after election as lies.

  27. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 7, 2014 2:08 pm

  28. TB Queensland permalink
    May 7, 2014 4:55 pm

    “The turn-back of two groups of asylum seekers …”

    Hang on, KL … that means the boats ARE still turning up?

    And If I read the articles and TV news correctly … turning up in Australian waters – we can’t be sure of that tho’ – the Weeties cereal packet compasses the RAN uses could have them in Antarctica for all we know …

    What a rotten mess this amateur government (all Australians) is in … I wonder what next year has in store for us … a special Tony & The Tonedeafs’ South Park season …

  29. Dianne permalink
    May 9, 2014 8:55 am

    Is the proposed fuel levy a back door carbon tax? Hilarious. What next?

  30. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 12, 2014 2:05 pm

    On the subject of “fund raising…

    The saga continues, mainly because Gillard didn’t come clean to begin with. Her excuse for her dubious behaviour as a mid 30s, political activist law partner – ”I was young and naïve”.

    Yeah, right Julia.

    Self-confessed union bagman Ralph Blewitt has told the royal commission into union corruption that he used $90,000 of AWU members’ money to buy a Melbourne home…
    Mr Blewitt told the commission today that funds linked to the slush fund were used to pay a 10 per cent deposit for a $230,000 property bought in Victoria in 1993.
    He said despite the property being purchased in his name he did not attend the auction, saying Mr Wilson and Ms Gillard attended the auction.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-12/ralph-blewitt-gives-evidence-about-awu-slush-fund/5445396

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