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Rostrum: Special Jacqui Lambie Edition!

July 5, 2014

Once in a while a politician comes along that you know is simply destined for fame and success.   Enter Jacqui Lambie, The Palmer United Party MP from Tasmania.

While she may not command the overtly authoritarian demure of the likes of the twin-set wearing, pearl earring brigade in the Coalition ranks opposite, Ms Lambie has a unique style or her own which is kind of a Best and Less meets Target concoction.

But of course, Politics is about a whole lot more than how people look and sound, or is it? And as such Ms Lambie’s appeal surely lies somewhere beyond the boundaries of just Gagebrook and Broadmeadows.

“I’VE HAD A GUTFUL OF THIS SHIT”

The single mother of two fought a long-running battle with Veterans Affairs to receive compensation after leaving the army on medical grounds.

She wants more taxpayer-funded support for Tasmania, including from the foreign aid budget.

AUSTRALIANS PAY TOO MUCH TAX – WHO KNEW?

Senator Lambie also wants more assistance for military veterans.

She has ruled out supporting key Government policies including the $7 Medicare co-payment, deregulation of university fees and cuts to welfare.

The Government has so far failed to successfully reach out to the combative Senator.

Described by PUP’s Queensland parliamentary leader, Alex Douglas, as a “bogan”, Senator Lambie has an unusual pedigree for a federal politician.

Lambie secured only 1501 first-preference votes at the election and called Prime Minister Tony Abbott a “psychopath” who needs a “bucket of cement” to “toughen up.”

Asked if she was interested in becoming Prime  Minister one day, she said that she  “absolutely” aspired to take on Tony Abbott for the top job.

Ms Lambie lists her favourite weapon as an M60 submachine gun and admits that she only joined PUP because she was running out of money.

In the Liberal preselection ballot in 2012, Senator Lambie did not gain a single vote.

She later confronted Tasmanian Liberal Party state director Sam McQuestin and accused him of running a “boy’s club”.

Mr McQuestin rejected the attack, pointing to other female candidates.

He said she was later automatically expelled from the Liberal Party when she announced she would run against them.

GET OVER IT!

http://www.couriermail.com.au/video/id-5ycW0zaTrHq0ZMBIeCsW41vmbbliN1yq/

 

 

 

 

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  1. July 5, 2014 11:12 am

    So, the ‘pig’ is her favourite!

  2. July 5, 2014 11:44 am

    Apparently…. ‘Asked for an opinion of euthanasia, a Palmer United spokesperson said in the Senate yesterday: ‘Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a racist or nothin’ – I don’t mind ’em if they stay in Asia, it’s just when they come out on boats & steal minimum-wage jobs from Tasmanians. Did I mention I was in the Army? Are you recording this –aw, shit!’ That’s Palmer United Dog Shit.

  3. July 5, 2014 11:49 am

    took em a week to wake up

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    July 5, 2014 12:22 pm

    Once in a while a politician comes along that you know is simply destined for fame and success.

    Only read this sentence … we still think alike, sreb, last night I said to The Minister – “What a rough diamond she is!”

    Give her a few months and a decent mentor (not Clivey!)

    No-one is going to phase this gal!

    And from Taswegia too … excellent …

    I await the Liberal Party muck-raking via, Operation Sovereign Border (how “did” she get across the Tasman and onto the mainland????) and the MURDOCH MINCING MACHINE

  5. TB Queensland permalink
    July 5, 2014 12:33 pm

    Just a “slight” correction … ’cause Wally and Kneel will pick up on it very quickly being military experts an’ all …

    The M60 is not a “sub” machine gun … is a full blown machine gun … and fires a 7.62mm NATO round, manned by two people … one feeding the belt … and used in Vietnam as a section support weapon … and anyone who’s fired one will tell you they are deadly! And yes, I have …

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M60_machine_gun

    The ADF no longer use the M60 … replaced by the FN Minimi … my son’s generation trained with /used both and all agree they prefer the M60 … more hitting power …

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

    Just sayin’ 🙂

  6. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2014 12:54 pm

    Even an obvious idiot like Lambie can see tabot i a bigger idiot.

    Welcome to our politics. Do we laugh, or cry?

    I’m settling on a combination of the both at the moment, which probably makes me look like a bigger idiot than the two of them together 😦

  7. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2014 12:56 pm

    cryin’ time I reckon

    Projected annual savings in electricity costs of $550 per household from scrapping the carbon tax may be dwarfed by the withdrawal of up to $3500 per household in other government payments linked to it and the mining tax, according to new research.

    http://www.theage.com.au/national/families-lose-up-to-3500-a-year-in-end-of-mine-carbon-taxes-20140704-3bdvu.html

    (We actually worked out we’re looking at about twice that much should everything get through)

  8. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2014 12:59 pm

    One wonders if this will be remembered in two years time?

    The Federal Government has cut the dementia and severe behaviours supplement, paid to providers of care for people with severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-26/dementia-supplement-payment-cut-after-budget-blow-out/5553394

  9. July 5, 2014 1:18 pm

    “Welcome to our politics. Do we laugh, or cry?”

    Oddly enough, I was thinking the same thing this morning.

    For me, I’m just looking forward to the day when Abbott gets handed his arse on an electoral plate. Then and perhaps only then can we salvage what’s left of this “once great nation.”

    “Don’t smile because it’s over, cry because it happened.”

  10. TB Queensland permalink
    July 5, 2014 2:39 pm

    One wonders if this will be remembered in two years time?

    Whoo, TR ???

  11. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2014 2:46 pm

    🙂

  12. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2014 2:49 pm

    Since it’s non stop rain here

  13. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 5, 2014 2:55 pm

    “One wonders if this will be remembered in two years time?”

    Wow as usual Tom R is playing politics and using vulnerable people for political purposes.

    I seem to remember the ALP cut a Howard govt dental program to try and save money.

    If you retards did not trash the budget none of this stuff would have been occurring.

    It just proves to me that we would have never got our AAA credit rating back if Keating was not thrown out in 1996.

    The ALP is will never run surplus budgets over the long term because they are addicted to spending money and trying to brag about how great they are because they spend on this, that and whatever.

    THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY IS A CORRUPT AND IMMORAL PARTY ELECTED BY CORRUPT AND IMMORAL PEOPLE

  14. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2014 2:58 pm

    Wow as usual Tom R is playing politics and using vulnerable people for political purposes.

    ROFL

  15. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 5, 2014 3:05 pm

    Get stuffed Tom R.

    Name me one ALP govt in the last 35 years that has paid off any debt???

    It was not until Costello took our Fed DEbt from 19% to 5% of GDP that we got our AAA credit rating back.

    Then you ALP retards said Costello should not have run surplus budgets but spend on this, that or whatever.

    It was our low debt that saved us from the GFC.

    You use cripples, people with dementia, the poor and people in trouble for political purposes.

    You are among the lowest scum of humans on this planet.

  16. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2014 4:18 pm

    Get stuffed Tom R.

    ROFL

    Just to recap, this is what set nil off

    The Federal Government has cut the dementia and severe behaviours supplement, paid to providers of care for people with severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-26/dementia-supplement-payment-cut-after-budget-blow-out/5553394

    And then he started ranting about “retards” 😯

  17. Educating Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 5, 2014 4:20 pm

    – Menzies governments never ran a surplus.
    – 77% of all Australian government budgets since federation have been deficits.
    – Post WWII, the only surpluses occurred under Labor governments until 1998.
    – The stock market generally has better returns during government deficit years.
    – The current interest burden of Australian government debt is about the same as it was in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. (3-4% tax receipts).

    http://www.centricwealth.com.au/ArticleDocuments/251/Australian%20Budget_23May2013_LR.pdf.aspx

  18. egg permalink
    July 5, 2014 4:31 pm

    ‘One wonders if this will be remembered in two years time?’

    😉

  19. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2014 4:52 pm

    You are among the lowest scum of humans on this planet.

    ROFL

  20. July 5, 2014 5:09 pm

    Hmmm… it will be interesting to see how Jacqui goes. Time will tell.

    The ability to stand up against the unreasonable policies of Abbotts mob is a desirable feature, but doesn’t necessarily make for a good pollie.

    I won’t say that the quality of a majority of Australia’s politicians has hit rock bottom, as I feel there are some who will go even lower over the next year or so.

    Tony Windsor is the best pollie we’ve had in several decades now, and there just doesn’t look like there’s any talent on the immediate horizon.

    My thoughts are summed up in one of my favourite cartoons . . .

    http://cartoonmick.wordpress.com/editorial-political/#jp-carousel-812

    Cheers
    Mick

  21. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2014 6:16 pm

    I won’t say that the quality of a majority of Australia’s politicians has hit rock bottom, as I feel there are some who will go even lower over the next year or so.

    That’s a disturbing thought cartoonmick

  22. TB Queensland permalink
    July 5, 2014 7:31 pm

    I LIKE – Educating Kneel of Sydney … though I fear its a lost cause … well impossible anyway …

  23. Bowgnuntas permalink
    July 5, 2014 7:39 pm

    Described by PUP’s Queensland parliamentary leader, Alex Douglas, as a “bogan”,

    I happen to know all there is to know about this subject – I watched one episode of Bogan Hunters. Most of the contenders for the title of ‘Australia’s Biggest Bogan’ come from … wait for it … Tasmania.

  24. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2014 7:43 pm

    wait for it … Tasmania.

    They have an unfair advantage over the less scarcely(?) settled mainland though tosy 😉

  25. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2014 7:52 pm

    Meanwhile, back in Australia the Federal Government is being lobbied by power producers using coal and gas to wind back the renewable energy targets that would see 20 per cent of this country’s power generated by renewables by the end of the decade. Little wonder they want the targets lowered. The explosion in wind farms and solar rooftop panels in homes across Australia has already cut the demand for electricity and left them with gold-plated infrastructure that can no longer be justified. For one Queensland company, the decentralisation of power production has been devastating:

    “In the last five years of our generation business, we’ve made nothing.”

    All this leaves the Federal Government in a difficult situation. If it decides to wind back the policy clock and downplay renewables, it will lose a high-tech cutting-edge industry while it props up old-style big polluters. As economist and author Jeremy Rifkin puts it, the choice is stark:

    http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2014/07/03/4038488.htm

    Should be an interesting one

  26. Broadmeadows Wedding Shoes permalink
    July 5, 2014 7:55 pm

    “They have an unfair advantage over the less scarcely(?) settled mainland though tosy”

    True, but the actual term originated in Melbourne, apparently.

  27. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2014 8:02 pm

    It was the first time I’d heard it when we went to Melbourne.

    Maybe some tassie flotsam first brought it there? Geoff Hayward?

  28. Broadmeadows Wedding Shoes permalink
    July 5, 2014 8:05 pm

  29. TB Queensland permalink
    July 5, 2014 8:09 pm

    Most of the contenders for the title of ‘Australia’s Biggest Fuckwits’™ come from … wait for it … Melbourne

  30. egg permalink
    July 5, 2014 9:12 pm

    There is always Scumshine and the Logan Bogans.

  31. July 5, 2014 9:18 pm

    “Most of the contenders for the title of ‘Australia’s Biggest Fuckwits’™ come from … wait for it … Melbourne

    Oh sure, that from Australia’s pre-eminent cultural vacuum Queensland….

  32. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 5, 2014 10:03 pm

    Yes, here’s Melbourne with its tradition of interesting lane ways, cafes, great restaurants, fashion and a climate suited to drinking good shiraz…

    Compared with Brisbane with its tradition of bulldozers bulldozing interesting old buildings, all you can eat buffets, white shoes with a climate suitable for drinking a slab…

    Hmmm…

  33. Tom R permalink
    July 6, 2014 8:19 am

    Melbourne is a great place
    .
    .
    for South Australia to ship all it’s f@ckwits to for a weekend to buy meaningless shit they can get here except at twice the price.

    The only problem is, they keep coming back! Even they can’t cope with dull lanes, syrupy cafes, pretentious restaurants and miserable weather for more than a couple of days at a time.

    I think those big gas jets along the south bank sum it all up, just hot air, signifying nothing. Interestingly, that sums up something else to with south bank

    Meanwhile, in lively little old Adelaide, it’s been melbourne weather all bloody week (:

  34. July 6, 2014 9:06 am

    I’m sure snacty, who ‘follows the RC closely’, would be able to come up with an equivocal excuse for the Vatican pedo-protection racket.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/05/vatican-has-refused-to-reveal-all-royal-commission-head-declares

  35. TB Queensland permalink
    July 6, 2014 11:12 am

    GO CLIVEY!

    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/qld-poll-warns-of-heavy-losses-for-lnp/story-e6frfku9-1226979366267

    FUCK U SIR NODDY! LOL!

    Why does it takes so long for people to wake up?

  36. TB Queensland permalink
    July 6, 2014 11:23 am

    Vatican has refused to reveal all, royal commission head declares

    Its easy to see where the Abbott Government gets the concept of its own Wall of Silence, bearing in mind that the bloody Cabinet is run by a wannabe catlik priest (???) and the majority of ministers are catliks …

  37. Tom R permalink
    July 6, 2014 11:26 am

    Why does it takes so long for people to wake up?

    Well, it IS Sunday morning 😉

  38. Tom R permalink
    July 6, 2014 11:29 am

    its own Wall of Silence

    In so many ways.

    Recently, however, we have seen that in government, a new form of political orthodoxy is being enforced by the Coalition: the suppression of discussion of climate change.
    While in a former life they were fiery advocates of the right of climate change denialists to have an equal say in public debate, and of anti-environment fringe groups to be given platforms to spruik their values, they have changed their tune. Once in government, Abbott’s defence of freedom of speech has started to come apart. He is using his new position of power to take action to limit the freedoms of those who might question the government’s increasingly tenuous position on environmental policy.

    http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/07/03/comment-supression-climate-science-now-new-abbott-strategy

  39. egg permalink
    July 6, 2014 12:03 pm

    ‘In so many ways.’

    They are hosing down the idea that heat waves and bush fires have something to do with CC.

    This is a good thing.

  40. Tom R permalink
    July 6, 2014 12:13 pm

    This is a good thing.

    Hardly surprising that you would find the stifling of scientific voices a “good thing”

  41. egg permalink
    July 6, 2014 12:46 pm

    There is simply no scientific foundation to linking these weather events to climate change.

  42. Tom R permalink
    July 6, 2014 1:52 pm

    Well, obviously, that is what our gubamint wants us to believe, as wrong as it is.

    This is what they want us to miss out on.

    http://www.csiro.au/Outcomes/Environment/Extreme-Events/Understanding-extreme-weather-changes/In-depth.aspx

    But take ya denial out the back where it belongs.

  43. July 6, 2014 4:08 pm

    Lambie will be lots of fun, and not only piss-off the #Teabags, but also the decafinated alp teabags And teabag-media(which is already on display RE willisee/motor-party interview),

    and Lambie going after the minister for misogyny won`t hurt Lambie, just as being ex-adf won`t hurt her(in an adf/a environment of sexual-assault),

    and the 10%-vote nationwide, ex-hanson bogan-market will likely see Lambie as a much suitable replacement to pauline, not the duopoly

    #Go-Clive #Go-Lambie

  44. July 6, 2014 4:30 pm

    “the 10%-vote nationwide, ex-hanson bogan-market will likely see Lambie as a much suitable replacement to pauline”

    Yeah, she’d definitely got the bogan appeal. But the question every Australian needs to ask themselves – would youse vote for her?

  45. July 6, 2014 4:31 pm

    “#Go-Clive”

    Call me old fashioned but I have doubts about Clive’s sincerity.

  46. July 6, 2014 4:35 pm

    ”””””””””””””””’A QUEENSLAND poll suggests Premier Campbell Newman and more than half his MPs face losing their seats at next year’s election.

    A REACHTEL poll of voters commissioned by The Sunday Mail and the Seven Network indicated up to 40 of the Liberal National Party’s 73 sitting members could be voted out, the Mail reports. Of almost 1900 Queenslanders asked

    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/qld-poll-warns-of-heavy-losses-for-lnp/story-e6frfku9-1226979366267
    ”””””””””””””””

  47. July 6, 2014 4:48 pm

    ””””but I have doubts about Clive’s sincerity””””

    l don`t. Clive is sincere in wanting to rattle the teabags cage,

    don`t get me wrong, l`m sure he`ll do some trough-snouting in his own interest too, but `anybody` removing some power from the duopoly can only be a good thing for those of us `down-stream`,

    under mr-rabbit(or_joolya) there was/is, no gay marriage, no voluntary euthanasia and no medical-choof, and there doesn`t seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel on these personal Liberty issues with the duopoly,

    at least with having non-duopoly people taking seats off`em, there `may` be a chance for some of these issues to be dealt with,

    (or we can keep with the duopoly for `more` of the same)

  48. July 6, 2014 4:57 pm

    Fair point.

  49. July 6, 2014 5:05 pm

    ”””would youse vote for her?”””

    yeah, if in her electorate, l`ve lived and voted in about six locations around the country, and what l`ve noticed is most electorates seem be pretty stagnant, and retain the duopoly, both at federal and state/s levels, so for `several` elections they are `red`, voters finally get pissed-off with`em so go `blue` for a couple of elections, then return to `red` (or-vice-versa) and no other party/independent is even considered,

    so just as dunny`s says his electorate is `fixed`/safe/permanent teabag seat, the vast majority of seats are `safe` duopoly seats, held by parties you can`t slide a cigarette-paper between in difference on most issues(say-gay-marriage-etc) while those that `are` different don`t get the promotion in teabag-media

    (l`ve been stuck in `safe` duopoly seats)

  50. egg permalink
    July 6, 2014 5:07 pm

    ‘no medical-choof’

    I think its a state matter. NSW and Taswegia are presently mulling over the idea of growing weed in the apple isle for medical purposes.

  51. July 6, 2014 5:18 pm

    l really don`t give a fcuk about the Fed-State/s back`n`forth blame-game dumpty, either or any moving on these issues is a good thing,

    instead, we get the fcuking opposite, NT put-up teh world`s first voluntary euthanasia Law, and the johnW federal fcukwits squashed the NT law, and NT citizens rights #teabags

  52. July 6, 2014 5:19 pm

    medical-choof, and don`t forget iboga too

  53. July 6, 2014 5:21 pm

    We seem to be a very backward nation in so many respects – marriage equality, euthanasia, decriminalising drugs etc…

    I blame the infiltration of the religious nut jobs in Coalition ranks for that.

  54. July 6, 2014 5:22 pm

    iboga is life changing.

    That’s why big pharma is so against it.

  55. TB Queensland permalink
    July 6, 2014 5:39 pm

    Call me old fashioned but I have doubts about Clive’s sincerity.

    That’s because you’ve become a real Melbournite Mexican since you traversed the watery border between Taswegia and The Settled Land … 🙂 Chortle!

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

    Tbag do you ever read other comments here? … July 6, 2014 11:12 am

    ’A QUEENSLAND poll suggests Premier Campbell Newman and more than half his MPs face losing their seats at next year’s election.

    ===========================

    FMS! I seem to be a silent whiff here these days …. July 6, 2014 11:23 am

    I blame the infiltration of the religious nut jobs in Coalition ranks for that.

    OK, I admit iggorance (again) iboga?

  56. July 6, 2014 5:44 pm

    no doubt about it reb, we are a backward nation, a `banana`colony if you wish, as the duopoly is largely filled with corrupt dullards doing teh-usa corporate bidding, not tending to `our` interests as people or nation,

    while the skyfairy cranks don`t help, global criminal teabag-media don`t help either

  57. July 6, 2014 6:02 pm

    ””””Tbag do you ever read other comments here?””””

    yeah, obviously TB, (you supplied the link)

    l just forgot to add my #guffaw to the end of quote
    ________

    ”””””””””””The poll showed Clive Palmer’s popularity continues to rise after 15.4 per cent indicated they would vote for the Palmer United Party. The premier’s popularity has slipped further, with 53.1 per cent rating his performance poor or very poor.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/qld-poll-warns-of-heavy-losses-for-lnp/story-e6frfku9-1226979366267
    ”””””””””””

    #my favorite bit TB 🙂 #Go-Clive #Woof

  58. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 6, 2014 6:27 pm

    Apparently a billionaire politician who chooses dills as candidates and advocates tax structures that will result in the personal benefit of many millions, isn’t a teabag, he’s just a guy who deserves our support.

    Briefly scrolling through “Professor” Palmer’s policies…

    The federal leader of the Palmer United Party Professor Clive Palmer today announced his party will abolish the Fringe Benefits Tax on business lunches***
    —–
    Palmer United Party federal leader Clive Palmer, today announced his party will completely abolish the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) if elected on September 7.
    —–
    Mr Palmer said the Palmer United Party is committed to reducing taxes and will abolish the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) and cut tax on the second job to 50 per cent of what is currently paid.
    —–
    “Tony Abbott’s workplace relations plan announced yesterday is the same as Julia Gillard’s,” Professor Palmer said.

    http://palmerunited.com/policies/

    (***this is also a policy that is likely to result in a huge personal and financial benefit. Free food is one policy that Clive will make the most of)

  59. July 6, 2014 6:42 pm

    ”””””””””chooses dills as candidates and advocates tax structures that will result in the personal benefit of many millions”””””””””

    which equally applies to the duopoly too,

    tho the duopoly is ahead in the corruption stakes, clives lot aren`t being convicted/investigated by corruption commissions, yet,

    that `honor` belongs solely to the duopoly at the moment, not-green, -not-indies, not-pups #teabags

  60. TB Queensland permalink
    July 6, 2014 7:28 pm

    Iboga…

    Tanks, bro … 🙄

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

    Free food is one policy that Clive will make the most of

    What’s yer fkn problem, ToM? Free food for all!

    Go Clivey!

  61. July 6, 2014 7:39 pm

    Why the rolled eyes….??

  62. TB Queensland permalink
    July 6, 2014 7:41 pm

    ‘Cause I shoulda known … simply not on my radar …

  63. TB Queensland permalink
    July 6, 2014 7:44 pm

    Just went back up this freed … nothing untoward … and ’tis life changing from the stuff I read on the original fred … how long ago?? 🙂

  64. July 6, 2014 8:12 pm

    2 years for me TB.

    It changed my life.

  65. TB Queensland permalink
    July 6, 2014 8:35 pm

    Ahhhh … you do know my eye roll was perfectly innocent I hope!

    And apologies for any offence …

    And congratulations – big time!

    My controls were with the “easier” addictions … cigarettes (felt like a fag for nine years after going cold turkey) … and my alcohol budget has just reduced (along with my weight) by 57%! (Not my weight – that’s only 10%!

  66. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 6, 2014 11:47 pm

    Apparently a billionaire politician who chooses dills as candidates and advocates tax structures that will result in the personal benefit of many millions, isn’t a teabag, he’s just a guy who deserves our support.

    The devil they don’t know vs the devils they know only too well!

    The straight talking dills will be a breath of fresh air to people fed up with the political spin cycle coming from elite dills of the party machines, dills who have never worked a day in an ordinary job [uni –>young lib/lab –>staffer–>MP] and cannot answer a simple question without sounding shifty. Clive will attract people who are just sick of what’s been on offer from the two majors. They won’t reform themselves so maybe the voters will have to help them along the road to redemption.

  67. egg permalink
    July 7, 2014 7:47 am

    Palmer is a devout Roman Catholic who studied law and journalism at university, but dropped out before getting a degree.

    Big week ahead and Clive will be praying to the same deity as the PM, which cannot be a bad thing.

  68. egg permalink
    July 7, 2014 8:07 am

    ‘All 41 asylum seekers aboard the confirmed vessel were processed at sea in an operation conducted under the enhanced screening policy first introduced by Labor in 2012 to process and return asylum seekers found to be economic refugees to their point of origin.

    ‘The claim of just one person aboard the vessel was found to be credible. However, he asked to be returned home after being told he would be taken to Manus Island for processing.’

    Benson / Daily Terror

  69. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 7, 2014 9:20 am

    All the straight talking dills should follow the example of Mal Meninga

  70. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 7, 2014 10:17 am

    ‘Caliph Ibrahim’, or Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to his enemies, gave his first public sermon at the weekend — with a $6500 Omega watch

    He probably picked it up in Bali for $15.

    http://www.news.com.au/world/caliph-ibrahim-or-abu-bakr-albaghdadi-to-his-enemies-gave-his-first-public-sermon-at-the-weekend-with-a-6500-omega-watch/story-fndir2ev-1226980095440

  71. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 7, 2014 10:31 am

    He probably liberated the watch from some greasy 1 percenter beheaded by the great sword of Allah’s justice. Islamic State is the full flowering of the Occupy Movement.

  72. TB Queensland permalink
    July 7, 2014 10:32 am

    Abbott govt support waning: poll
    AAP |
    8 hours ago
    Politics |
    National Affairs

    Voter support for the federal government has dropped three points to 37 per cent, but more heavily in stronghold states Western Australia and Queensland, according to the latest Newspoll.

    In findings being attributed to displeasure with the Coalition’s first budget, government support in WA has slipped six points to 40 per cent and by four points to 37 per cent in Queensland.

    More …

    http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/7/7/national-affairs/abbott-govt-support-waning-poll?utm_source=exact&utm_medium=email&utm_content=815532&utm_campaign=am&modapt=

  73. TB Queensland permalink
    July 7, 2014 10:35 am

    Palmer is a devout Roman Catholic who studied law and journalism at university, but dropped out before getting a degree.

    Fuck me stupid! Another fucking dawg botherer!

    Fuck Clivey too!

    🙂

  74. egg permalink
    July 7, 2014 10:44 am

    ‘Fuck Clivey too!’

    Let’s wait and see how pup behaves on this momentous day, dog willing all will go well.

  75. TB Queensland permalink
    July 7, 2014 3:46 pm

    How to create an economic crisis without really trying … thank you Mr Abbott … thank you Mr Hockey …

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/unemployment-tipped-to-rise-in-june/story-e6frfkur-1226980553784

    Tax the churches …

  76. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 7, 2014 4:31 pm

    Here’s my list of unions that are likely to come through the Union Governance Royal Commission unscathed:

    *ANF

  77. egg permalink
    July 7, 2014 5:05 pm

    “History is the best textbook, as well as the best dose of sobriety,” Xi said, adding that Chinese people who remember the torment of war have always been in pursuit of peace.

    “History tells us that any aggression by force is doomed to fail,” Xi warned. “China will unswervingly pursue the road of peaceful development and hope all other countries in the world can take the same road.”

    China Daily

  78. TB Queensland permalink
    July 7, 2014 6:04 pm

    Here’s my list of unions that are likely to come through …

    Duly copied and saved … ToM …

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

    egg, we can all read newspaper reports … what’s your point?

  79. egg permalink
    July 7, 2014 6:17 pm

    ‘what’s your point?’

    Knowing how much you love history, I put it up with you in mind.

    Do you think Xi means what he is saying?

  80. TB Queensland permalink
    July 7, 2014 6:43 pm

    What do you think?

  81. July 7, 2014 6:58 pm

    You forgot the punctuation TB. I think you meant:

    What, do you think?

  82. egg permalink
    July 7, 2014 7:20 pm

    A benevolent dictatorship might be what the world needs, a time of universal peace and space exploration.

  83. July 7, 2014 11:42 pm

    ””’2 years for me TB. _ It changed my life.”””

    Congrat`s reb, (l`m taking that as an #iboga positive/success)

    and it`s still a shame that iboga can`t be in a `testing` phase of some kind at the minimum

  84. Millsy permalink
    July 9, 2014 2:24 am

    We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still. ~ John Stuart Mill,On Liberty, 1859

  85. egg permalink
    July 9, 2014 8:19 am

    ‘Meanwhile, a series of images from Nasa’s Curiosity rover, which shows a white dot appearing to descend to the surface of Mars, was also explained this week.

    ‘While one Youtuber claimed the images was evidence of a UFO landing on the red planet, Nasa said the anomaly can be easily explained as a so-called ‘hot pixel’ in one of the cameras.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2684713/Chilean-government-publishes-report-UFO-spotted-remote-copper-mine.html#ixzz36uyqomPg
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

  86. July 9, 2014 9:02 am

    “Congrat`s reb, (l`m taking that as an #iboga positive/success)”

    Thank you bagz, yes it was…

  87. TB Queensland permalink
    July 9, 2014 10:13 am

    What, do you think?

    LOL! I confess, sreb, it took me a couple of reads … chuckle …

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

    GERMANY 7 (fkn SEVEN!) Brazil 1 (YES! ONE)

    Fkn astounding score!

    My Teutonic mate will be paralytic by now! Not answering his phone anyway …. chuckle …

    Might have to join him for the WC Final … should be fun …

  88. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 9, 2014 5:28 pm

  89. July 9, 2014 6:03 pm

    That’s comedy gold bottom!

  90. July 9, 2014 7:07 pm

    Hahaha!

  91. July 9, 2014 7:10 pm

    Radical Islam is scary. I doubt most muslims are radical.

    Whodathunk that contemporary Western Invasion of Middle Eastern parts would sew the seeds of Radical Islam’s greatest windfall recruiting drive.

    Thank fuck I live where I do.

  92. egg permalink
    July 10, 2014 7:54 am

    ‘THE China state broadcaster CCTV has launched an extraordinary attack on the Bank of China, one of the country’s most powerful government-­controlled financial institutions, accusing it of money-laundering in Australia and other countries.

    ‘Australia has emerged at the centre of the allegations bexause of the Significant Investor Visa program, which offers an accelerated pathway for wealthy ­investors to gain permanent residency by investing $5 million in Australian bonds, funds or a small business.’

    Peter Cai and Fergus Ryan / Oz

  93. Tom R permalink
    July 10, 2014 9:04 am

    Chinese History (funny, ours WAS similar)

    China blasts ‘appalling and insensible’ Tony Abbott for showing admiration for Japan and its wartime aggression

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/china-blasts-appalling-and-insensible-tony-abbott-for-showing-admiration-for-japan-and-its-wartime-aggression/story-fnda1bsz-1226983386589

    The Xinhua news agency, the state-run press agency of the People’s Republic of China, has launched a scathing attack on Mr Abbott accusing him of crossing the “moral bottom line” with his overtures to Mr Abe.

    It described Mr Abbott as “appalling and insensible” for showing such admiration for Japan’s wartime aggression.

    They obviously haven’t been following tabot too closely. There IS no “moral bottom line” when it comes to him.

  94. egg permalink
    July 10, 2014 10:15 am

    Don’t believe what you read in hate media.

    Abe said he was sorry for the wartime atrocities committed in the middle of last century and can we talk about bullet trains and cars.

    China is fearful of encirclement and a new cold war, so the monk is treading a fine line.

  95. TB Queensland permalink
    July 10, 2014 2:57 pm

    Is this General Motors’ (you know the real Holden owner/maker) Ford Pinto Moment?

    (My bold)

    The switches, though, were too loose, touching off events that led to at least 13 deaths, more than 50 crashes and a raft of legal trouble for the Detroit car manufacturer …

    … The problem led GM to recall 2.6 million small cars in February, and forced the company to admit it knew about the switch troubles for more than a decade before taking action. It has touched off federal investigations and prodded GM to review other safety issues, leading to 54 recalls this year covering 29 million vehicles.

  96. egg permalink
    July 10, 2014 3:30 pm

    Tim Storrier wins the Packing Room vote with Sir Les.

  97. July 10, 2014 6:34 pm

    Chinese History (funny, ours WAS similar) #agree tom-r

    ””””””’China blasts ‘appalling and insensible’ Tony Abbott for showing admiration for Japan and its wartime aggression

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/china-blasts-appalling-and-insensible-tony-abbott-for-showing-admiration-for-japan-and-its-wartime-aggression/story-fnda1bsz-1226983386589

    The Xinhua news agency, the state-run press agency of the People’s Republic of China, has launched a scathing attack on Mr Abbott accusing him of crossing the “moral bottom line” with his overtures to Mr Abe.

    It described Mr Abbott as “appalling and insensible” for showing such admiration for Japan’s wartime aggression.””””””””””””””’

    fcuking great huh, this imbecile representing us off-shore, who`s fcuking great idea was that again.? mr-rabbit doesn`t seem to know the japs beheaded quite a few aussie prisoners they enslaved to build the burma railway, a brutality they `first` developed on the Chinese.

  98. July 10, 2014 6:47 pm

    At least as misconceived as anything the maligned ALP undertook.

  99. July 10, 2014 6:56 pm

    working product + marketing solution = flawed product with deaths and damage

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/how-gms-ignition-switch-went-wrong/story-e6frfkur-1226984423712

  100. egg permalink
    July 11, 2014 7:27 am

    ‘It looked like absolutely nothing I had ever seen. Quite scary once we knew it was something like we had never seen before.’

    ‘A Geoscience Australia spokeswoman said its astronomical experts would not be available for comment until Friday morning.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2687731/Meteor-lights-night-sky-Melbourne.html#ixzz376SktvUE
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

  101. egg permalink
    July 11, 2014 8:10 am

    “…reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays….”

    ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  102. Tom R permalink
    July 11, 2014 8:19 am

    reality is something you should actually try visiting one day goog 😉

  103. egg permalink
    July 11, 2014 8:27 am

    There is orthodoxy and groupthink, which is your reality not mine, so I’m a misfit. You can quote me on that.

  104. Tom R permalink
    July 11, 2014 8:34 am

    If you are actually calling science “groupthink”, then “misfit” does not go close to describing you.

    I’d try “fucking stupid” 😯

  105. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 11, 2014 8:39 am

    Climate science, as practiced by the self-described Hockey Team is not science. It is
    groupthink.

  106. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 11, 2014 8:41 am

    I’d try “fucking stupid”

    You want to have sex with yourself????

    That explains a lot about your comments.

  107. egg permalink
    July 11, 2014 8:47 am

    ‘then “misfit” does not go close to describing you.’

    How about Ironic Man?

  108. Tom R permalink
    July 11, 2014 9:07 am

    You want to have sex with yourself?

    Is that an offer ❓ To be honest sb, that’s kinda makes me uncomfortable 😯

    😆

  109. Tom R permalink
    July 11, 2014 9:08 am

    How about Ironic Man?

    Ironic Maiden ❓

  110. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 11, 2014 10:06 am

    Meanwhile the industrial thuggery that underpins the business model of the CFMEU is being exposed by the RC. The disregards for the law is disgraceful.

    Traditionally ALP barrackers reply to this evidence with stuff like –
    • But, but but…it’s a tough industry
    • Look at all those dodgy subbies
    • There’s not been a conviction
    • It’s a beat up

    Mainly barrackers roll out many of the same excuses about the CFMEU as they did with Craig Thompson and Michael Williamson.

  111. egg permalink
    July 11, 2014 10:53 am

    ‘Your democracy is not working when political parties are named after people and other parties are named “Motoring Enthusiasts”.

    ‘At least the Rhinoceros Party from Canada made more sense when it was around. Like their plan to phase-in driving on the left side of the road; starting with large transport trucks in year one, other trucks in year two, small cars in year three, VW beetles in year four.’

    Bill Illis

  112. July 11, 2014 11:38 am

    If you want to come into the PUP kennel expect to get bitten.. Yes she is a mut… imagine copping her as a wife?… you cant teach an old dog new tricks or is it new PUP big hick? she is self deprecatingly confusing

  113. Tom R permalink
    July 11, 2014 11:46 am

    the industrial thuggery that underpins the business model of the CFMEU

    Do you have an example of this thuggery

  114. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 11, 2014 12:18 pm

    For example…

  115. TB Queensland permalink
    July 11, 2014 12:46 pm

    Did I see a quick visit here by The Defenders?

    Has Abbott got anyone else left to insult … those little kids in pre-school might be next … but if it was me I wouldn’t let my kids anywhere near the leering prick!

    Australia’s highest representative (GG is just window dressing) … puleese …

  116. Grocon Killers permalink
    July 11, 2014 1:27 pm

    this was a dispute about safety and workers’ right to elect their own representatives. In the year follwing the dispute, 4 people were killed on Grocon sites.

    RC into Grocon NOW!

  117. egg permalink
    July 11, 2014 1:33 pm

    “We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first.”

    Charles Mackay ‘Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds’ Tulipomania crazies.

  118. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 11, 2014 2:02 pm

    Alinsky, in Rules for Radicals explained how to exploit the madness of crowds:

    RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

    Now it is not just radicals, but all sides, who play by these rules.

  119. egg permalink
    July 11, 2014 2:15 pm

    * RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

    ‘There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)’

    Alinsky

  120. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 11, 2014 2:17 pm

    OHS legislation requires that employees elect or choose their OHS rep. Unions in construction can’t stand that type of participation, it goes against their ability to close a site on spurious OHS grounds.

    The CFMEU organiser typically rolls up to a site with an OHS rep and a delegate and advises the constructor that these are the people he will employ.

    Denial of this reality (particularly in Victoria) is nonsense, and it is the main reason CBD building costs in Melbourne are far higher than those in Sydney (for example)

  121. Tom R permalink
    July 11, 2014 2:33 pm

    But, but but…it’s a tough industry

    Especially when you are fighting (literally) Grocon, whose record is less than impressive. And Emporium is no different to their other sites.

    In 2013, four people have been killed on Grocon sites. Crane driver Bill Ramsay fell to his death on the Myer Emporium on February 18. The wall collapse at the CUB site on March 28 killed young brother and sister Alexander and Bridget Jones and French engineer Marie Faith-Fiawoo.

    There is also a long list of serious accidents.(See below)

    http://www.cfmeuvic.com.au/news/who%E2%80%99s-backing-grocon-updated

    GROCON will have to pay back more than $200,000 to workers who were short-changed on their entitlements on the Myer Emporium building site.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/myer-emporium-site-workers-to-receive-backpay-from-grocon/story-fni0fit3-1226732230459

    Sorry yomm, but a pamphlet with some numbers but no actual sighting of “thuggery ” isn’t really evidence of ” industrial thuggery that underpins the business model “.

    And lets face it, the worst we have so far from secretly recorded (how is that legal?) meetings is union reps getting sweary.

    Considering the examples of the builders attitude to workers shown above, I’d be getting fucken sweary too!

    RC into Grocon NOW!

    I AGREE!

    Yet the witchhunt is assiduously avoiding any kind of questioning in that particular direction. It is nothing but rehashed accusations printed as guilty verdicts by our numb nut media shrills.

  122. TB Queensland permalink
    July 11, 2014 2:50 pm

    Mmmmm …. re the Grocon saga …

    http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/7/construction-and-engineering/lend-leases-huge-task-beat-cartels

    Those who try to break away from the cartel-style agreements — which are designed to increase the price of construction by between 15 and 30 per cent — will face the same pressures as Grocon. Everyone blames the building unions but when you are dealing with an agreement between employers and employees to give one party (unions) power to restrict competition and to jack up prices and profit margins, the issues are far more complex.

  123. TB Queensland permalink
    July 11, 2014 2:54 pm

    Disclaimer … I’m no fan of the CMFEU … but I’m no fan of Robber Barons of any kind … including construction companies …

  124. Tom R permalink
    July 11, 2014 3:16 pm

    I’m no fan of the CMFEU

    I am 🙂

    Mind you, I also understand that not everyone associated with them is an angel, or “pure of heart”, and that many cases of “bullying” type behavior (especially when looked at without any “context”) will be there.

    But, considering what they are fighting for, and considering who they are fighting against, then I’ll cheer the Unions on far more than I would the building companies.

  125. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 11, 2014 3:27 pm

    A waste of good red wine. He should have used a bottle of white.

  126. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 11, 2014 3:30 pm

    You just want a ride in one of their utes, eh Tom R.

  127. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 11, 2014 3:34 pm

    Yep, we have Melbourne CBD building costs being about 30% higher than Sydney’s, despite Sydney being more congested.

    Then we have the safety barriers on the Westgate Bridge which followed the death of a 5 year old girl. Holland’s had an agreement with the AWU to perform the installation, the CFMEU wanted it and disrupted the site, and used bikie gangs to intimidate workers.

    Then the Myer redevelopment, which was only about the ability of the CFMEU to install their own safety reps over the ones elected by actual workers. They defied numerous Supreme Court injunctions against the disruption.

    Could someone provide a rational explanation for this?

  128. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 11, 2014 3:44 pm

    Could someone provide a rational explanation for this?”

    Crime pays.

  129. TB Queensland permalink
    July 11, 2014 3:45 pm

    I’m no fan of the CMFEU … ’cause I’ve tangled with them and some pretty pigheaded nonsense … (and I’m an ex-member of the AMWU)

    But … I can’t argue with this …

    But, considering what they are fighting for, and considering who they are fighting against, then I’ll cheer the Unions on far more than I would the building companies

    The Federated Ironworkers were a prickly bunch too … but then I saw them “played” like a fiddle by my, then, boss …

    His funniest line:

    Union Rep thundered: “There is a job for everyone!”

    Boss, quietly: “I agree … but not necessarily here!”

    ==============================================

    And it continues … pay them teachers more money that the only way we can improve …

    Overnight sensation … Axelle Despiegelaere landed a modelling contract with L’Oreal Professional after this shot of her supporting her team, Belgian, at the World Cup went viral. Source: Getty Images

    news.com.au

    … her team —- Belgian, hey? 🙄

  130. Tom R permalink
    July 11, 2014 4:02 pm

    Could someone provide a rational explanation for this?

    Up here dopey

    https://theguttertrash.com/2014/07/05/rostrum-special-jacqui-lambie-edition/#comment-65147

    Apparently, a group of Motörheads have a ute 😯

  131. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 11, 2014 4:05 pm

    You’ve yet to provide any explanation for those examples Tom R.

  132. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 11, 2014 4:12 pm

    Well I see the ALP/Greens/whatever do not want Australia to run surplus budgets.

    Anybody who thinks that the ALP would have got our AAA credit rating back after Hawke/keating lost it is insane. It was not until Howard/Costello govt govt debt down to 5% of GDP until we got our credit rating back.

    The ALP/Greens/Palmer cannot stop spending.

  133. July 11, 2014 4:22 pm

    ””I can’t argue with this””
    .
    ””””””””””But, considering what they are fighting for, and considering who they are fighting against, then I’ll cheer the Unions on far more than I would the building companies””””””””’

    #neither can l, but l suppose we will hear a lot of anti-worker/union clap-trap from `our` usual suspect, that will equally ignore the grollo-wall-deaths, caused (as-we-predicted) by the `suits` trying to save a few bucks by skipping an engineering inspection #teabags

    _________

    in other news, cruelty and brutality on sheep has been reported, against shearer`s, while those that grovel in front of the corporate zipper will claim its all worker/union fault as usual, l will boldly predict that this is a `corporate-farm` filled with 457-visa workers or some other non-professional outfit

  134. Tom R permalink
    July 11, 2014 4:37 pm

    You’ve yet to provide any explanation for those examples

    Crane driver Bill Ramsay fell to his death on the Myer Emporium on February 18.

    Although, as I said, a pamphlet is not an example. I think the correct term is “propaganda” 😉

  135. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 11, 2014 4:49 pm

    So that gives the CFMEU the right to ignore –
    *the Supreme Court & injunctions
    *the election of OHS reps by the workers

    Has the behaviour of the Vic CFMEU produce safer sites than those in Sydney?

  136. Tom R permalink
    July 11, 2014 5:38 pm

    Has the behaviour of the Vic CFMEU produce safer sites than those in Sydney?

    I wouldn’t know about that, but it has quite obviously produced a safer site than before they got there in Victoria.

  137. Tom R permalink
    July 11, 2014 5:38 pm

    And yes, the safer outcome does give them the right for your dot points imo

  138. July 11, 2014 5:50 pm

    Has the behaviour of grollo-corp produced safer walls than those in Sydney?

  139. July 11, 2014 5:54 pm

    So that gives grollo-corp the right to ignore –
    *engineering inspections
    *the OHS Laws _ _ #teabags

  140. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 11, 2014 5:59 pm

    Yes she is a mut… imagine copping her as a wife?…

    if that was a man talking ricky, you would be saying he is a no nonsense, straight talking/shooting, stand-his-ground or force-to-be-reckoned with guy with no mention of his wife at all 😉

  141. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 11, 2014 6:06 pm

    Tom R, do you have some evidence that the illegal behaviour of the CFMEU has produced a better safety record on construction sites in Melbourne than in (say) Sydney?

    Construction costs in Melbourne are about 30% higher than in Sydney, I’d be interested in a safety rationale for this.

  142. TB Queensland permalink
    July 11, 2014 6:08 pm

    LOL @ KL … chuckle …

    … you’ll be pleased to know, KL, they were my thoughts about her too … and she knows how to handle a real weapon as well! Chuckle big-time! 🙂

  143. TB Queensland permalink
    July 11, 2014 6:09 pm

    Construction costs in Melbourne are about 30% higher than in Sydney,

    So you didn’t read my link above, ToM …. ?

  144. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 11, 2014 6:18 pm

    TB that link didn’t open to the information in your quote, but I think there is cartel behavior, certainly the evidence of Boral supports this, and the CFMEU is the instigator.
    ================
    Off for a meal with red!

  145. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 11, 2014 6:43 pm

  146. July 11, 2014 6:44 pm

    ””’imagine copping her as a wife?””’

    she`s too much for you ricky

  147. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 11, 2014 6:52 pm

  148. Tom R permalink
    July 11, 2014 7:05 pm

    produced a better safety record on construction sites in Melbourne than in (say) Sydney?

    I thought I was pretty clear above when I said I didn’t know about that.

    What I did know is that safety in the Victorian sites increased after the Unions became involved.

    Perhaps construction companies in Victoria need to be learning from their Sydney counterparts instead of fucking off surfing all the time and trying to blame Unions rather than their “reds” 😉

  149. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 11, 2014 7:18 pm

    koukanomics = touchdown!

    Why the Abbott budget was the perfect political poison:
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/11/why-the-abbott-budget-was-the-perfect-political-poison

  150. TB Queensland permalink
    July 11, 2014 7:23 pm

    TB that link didn’t open to the information in your quote

    Sorry, ToM , I didn’t realize I’d become an “elite” at Business Spectator …

    In the same vein …

    … I was stunned to get a “perpetual” membership (ie free for life) from my local services club recently (I’ve been an ex-services member since the early 90’s – I’m still entitled to attend the AGM … BUT, I now have to join the local RSL Branch to vote – I could vote before – nothing comes for free … the irony is – that I couldn’t join the RSL before because I didn’t serve overseas … now I can because I served – history and circumstance plus $$$$$$$$$$$$$$)

    Bit like the … wait for it … unions Boo! hey?

  151. TB Queensland permalink
    July 11, 2014 7:26 pm

    Angus Campbell is a disgrace to the Australian Army participating in these human rights crimes. “Just following orders” doesn’t wash

    Absolutely agree!

    In fact I would argue it is not in the ADF’s purview and certainly not in its interests!

    BUt the ADF does have to follow the governments orders!

  152. TB Queensland permalink
    July 11, 2014 7:31 pm

    Greg Hunt gets his own carbon tax repeal law wrong,

    Is this wanker growing a beard so he doesn’t look like the schoolkid he sounds like or just so overwhelmed he can’t find time to shave?

    Is Greg Hunt, Kneel?

  153. TB Queensland permalink
    July 11, 2014 7:33 pm

    Off for a meal with red!

    Fucking hell, ToM, don’t let splatterbum find out for dawgs sake!

  154. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 11, 2014 7:38 pm

    …Is this wanker growing a beard so he doesn’t look like the schoolkid he sounds like or just so overwhelmed he can’t find time to shave?…

    probably been a bit busy with media stops, trying to save face, no time for shaving it!

    I don’t think got his own law wrong, I think he’s been telling deliberate lies all along.

  155. Tom R permalink
    July 11, 2014 7:46 pm

    I think he’s been telling deliberate lies all along.
    B.I.N.G.O.
    🙂

    Their “policy” didn’t cater for questions that were “not part of the invited script”

  156. egg permalink
    July 11, 2014 7:47 pm

    ‘I think he’s been telling deliberate lies all along.’

    Fair comment.

  157. Tom R permalink
    July 11, 2014 7:50 pm

    And from your Kouk link AO

    The first issue that the budget had to deal with was covering Tony Abbott’s spending spree on paid parental leave, roads and the medical research future fund. Next, it had to cover the huge loss of revenue from abolishing the carbon price and the mining tax, and cutting the company tax rate by 1.5 percentage points to 28.5%. The challenge in the budget was getting back to square one after these expensive pet projects were funded.

    Finally, someone is highlighting just what the “leaners” are actually paying for.

    liberal Extravagances.

    Mind you, I recall there being a swathe of these ” liberal Extravagances” just following the election, but Mr Dickel is inhibiting my memory (and care factor) at the present time 😉

  158. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 11, 2014 8:04 pm

    Too Funny

    Getting lectured by Gillards political adviser, Koukoulas. The worst liar i have ever seen is Mr Stephen Koukoulas.

    Only liars would ever link to the biggest fraud ever to walk the planet that is Mr Stephen ” i am a false prophet” Kouloulas.

  159. July 11, 2014 8:41 pm

    ”””””””””’Some 97 out of 100 actively publishing climate scientists agree with the overwhelming evidence that humans are causing global warming.

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/12/3436771/john-oliver-climate-change-debate/
    ”””””””””””'(via armchairs tweets)

    did you click-thru to this armchair, it`s good to see teabag-media being called-out on its `fake-balance` routine

  160. July 11, 2014 8:46 pm

    ”””””””””’Think Progress also pointed out that the “false balance” trap is what has plagued American media for years. The idea is that putting one scientist against a climate change denier creates a balance, even though one guest is backed by science and the other is not. As John Oliver recently pointed out, an honest “debate” about climate change would involve 97 scientists versus 3.(#deniers)

    http://desmogblog.com/2014/07/08/bbc-pulls-plug-climate-change-deniers
    ”””””””””””””

    over at my abc they have been guilty of this,
    e.g qandaland giving the cranks a couple of seats on teh-panel nearly every week

  161. egg permalink
    July 11, 2014 8:51 pm

    ‘Some 97 out of 100 actively publishing climate scientists agree with the overwhelming evidence that humans are causing global warming.’

    If you had come to my lectures you would know that the work of Cook has been discredited.

  162. July 11, 2014 9:18 pm

    ””””””””’The type of “false balance” news segment that the BBC is now actively trying to avoid is one that is fairly common in American network news’ climate change coverage. It involves putting one person who is well-versed on climate science next to a person who denies climate science, and having them debate.

    Editorially, this type of debate makes the network look like it’s being balanced, giving equal opportunity to opposite viewpoints. However, because 95 to 97 percent of climate scientists agree that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are causing the planet to warm, that balance is false, giving disproportionate time to a viewpoint that is widely rejected in the scientific community.

    In order to have a truly balanced and statistically representative debate about climate change, television news networks would have to pit 97 climate scientists against three climate deniers. Because that likely wouldn’t work very well, the BBC is favoring an approach that instead severely limits the amount of air time climate deniers are given.

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/07/3456782/bbc-cuts-climate-deniers/
    ””””””””””””””’

    it is good to see the bbc develop a back-bone and reign-in their zombies, the same lessons desperately need to be learned over at my abc,

    1-reduce significantly the `fake-balance` (yes barrie, you too) and

    2-grow a back-bone and stop letting `private` media imbeciles set the news agenda (no virginia, you don`t)

  163. egg permalink
    July 11, 2014 9:24 pm

    ‘However, because 95 to 97 percent of climate scientists agree that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are causing the planet to warm…’

    That won’t hold water, Cook’s academic work on the subject has been condemned. The man is a fraud.

  164. egg permalink
    July 11, 2014 9:30 pm

    ‘it is good to see the bbc develop a back-bone and reign-in their zombies, the same lessons desperately need to be learned over at my abc,’

    WTF this is the tipping point year, aunty should encourage open debate and let the audience decide which argument makes the most sense.

  165. July 12, 2014 1:56 am

    l`m discussing the teabag-media aspects with armchair, and not interested in your bolt-approved brain-farts, so you may as well fcuk-off back top`ya hole with that shit

  166. egg permalink
    July 12, 2014 7:29 am

    Truth in the hole.

  167. egg permalink
    July 12, 2014 7:32 am

    The whole truth and nothing but the truth.

  168. egg permalink
    July 12, 2014 8:06 am

    ‘He may be too young to drive a car, but he is already an old hand at operating diggers.

    ‘Aged just five, Wang Shuhan has been filmed driving a digger on a construction site in central China.

    ‘The youngster was captured on video calmly driving the yellow vehicle around the site in Whuan in Hubei province.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2688832/Is-THIS-road-building-China-collapses-Five-year-old-boy-filmed-working-digger-driver-construction-site.html#ixzz37CTCsMXr
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  169. TB Queensland permalink
    July 12, 2014 10:56 am

    egg, that news is ancient … do keep up (and I mean years!)

  170. Tom R permalink
    July 12, 2014 11:34 am

    grodo, fuck off out the back with your lies. There is a whole thread for them.

    In short, the 97% consensus on human-caused global warming is a robust result, found using several different methods in various studies over the past decade. It really shouldn’t be a surprise at this point, and denying it is, well, denial.

    http://skepticalscience.com/debunking-climate-consensus-denial.html

  171. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 12, 2014 11:41 am

    Nice to see an article in today’s paper where a range of union hacks extol the virtues of (CFMEU state sec) John Setka.

    I’m sure they’ll do well in a pre sentencing hearing too.

  172. Meta permalink
    July 12, 2014 11:49 am

    (Finally, some good news for/from Rhodesia, and news relatively/reiteratively unparalleled domestically or internationally: Tsvangirai says nostalgic for good Rhodesia days.)

  173. Meta permalink
    July 12, 2014 1:32 pm

    (Why is RBA boss Glen Stevens (pdf) still referring to a discredited Ken Henry with some residual approval when discussing ‘tax-and-transfer revenue gaps’, err not discussing ‘budgetary savings gaps’, err discussing complacency about ‘gaps‘, err musing about the nature of ‘profit-taking’, err musing about the nature of ‘risk-taking‘?)

  174. egg permalink
    July 12, 2014 1:45 pm

    ‘….and denying it is, well, denial.’

    Phooey

  175. Tom R permalink
    July 12, 2014 1:49 pm

    I’m sure they’ll do well in a pre sentencing hearing too.

    You have a link to the trial there yomm?

    Or did you hear about it whilst in the “reds”? 😉

  176. egg permalink
    July 12, 2014 1:53 pm

    ‘The property market in China is likely to consolidate in the second half of the year, as strong demand and limited supplies will offset the chances of an imminent market collapse, market analysts said on Friday.

    “We expect the property sector to see slower growth this year given that home prices and sales volume have fallen. However, the market will not collapse,” said Raymond Ngai, head of China Property Research at Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Ltd’

    China Daily

  177. egg permalink
    July 12, 2014 1:57 pm

    BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – ‘Australia topped the latest list of the most popular destinations for rich Chinese who want to get overseas citizenship or permanent residency through investment.

    ‘A report by the Chinese website of Forbes said factors including housing prices and investment thresholds have been taken into account in designing the list. Other factors included the host country’s security, social welfare, economic development and political system.

    ‘Second on the list is New Zealand, followed by Germany, Sweden and Singapore.’

    – See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/australianew-zealand/story/australia-top-immigration-destination-wealthy-chinese-20140711#sthash.LQkgxjPB.dpuf

  178. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 12, 2014 3:16 pm

    l`m discussing the teabag-media aspects with armchair,

    I know I’ve been spruiking about this ‘balance is bias’ issue for years, think it might have been as far back as tim dunlop’s blog. The journo’s don’t seem to have caught on at all. Murdoch controls the agenda and much complaint, hysteria and accusations of bias if the ABC dares to give weight to scientific opinion without letting them [the deniers] BS over the top of them all.

    I like bill maher on the subject:

  179. egg permalink
    July 12, 2014 3:29 pm

    ‘CHIMP researchers have discovered a lexicon of 66 gestures, 54 of which are jokes at the expense of Sir David Attenborough.

    ‘Scientist Emma Bradford said: “They have five different gestures to make fun of Attenborough’s high-waisted trousers, 10 laughing at his plummy accent, and three specific gestures to compare him unfavourably to his brother’s performance in Jurassic Park.

    “Attenborough is the main constant in chimps’ lives. And it seems they hold him in low esteem.”

    ‘The study looked at more than 5,000 incidents and found that even when threatened by predators, chimp communities would still send youngsters down to ruin takes by pointing their arses at the camera.

    ‘Researchers believe the finger-circle gesture for wanker, frequently used by the chimps, was not created by parallel evolution but was picked up from BBC cameramen.’

    The Daily Mash

  180. July 12, 2014 4:58 pm

    ””””””””””””””’the budget had to deal with was covering Tony Abbott’s spending spree on paid parental leave, roads and the medical research future fund. Next, it had to cover the huge loss of revenue from abolishing the carbon price and the mining tax, and cutting the company tax rate by 1.5 percentage points to 28.5%. The challenge in the budget was getting back to square one after these expensive pet projects were funded.

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/11/why-the-abbott-budget-was-the-perfect-political-poison
    ”””””””””””’

    #add to that, the flying F35 single use trash-cans, which is really a `vanity` purchase from teh-usa (so Aust can claim on the world stage that we won`t take any crap from Tonga)

  181. July 12, 2014 5:29 pm

    kouk”””””””continued and unrelenting trash talking of the economy by the government as they refer to the budget “crisis”, “disaster” and “need for repair”, the mood of the business sector is also starting to sour,”””””””””

    #oh the irony, how it burns,

    .

    kouk”””””””””The Roy Morgan measure of business confidence has fallen over 20% since the election and is now at a two-year low.””””””””’

    #the kouk better do some fact-checking, our sauce said it`s all teh-unions fault

  182. July 12, 2014 5:36 pm

    Hahaha…F U C K … T O N G A !

  183. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 12, 2014 6:03 pm

    “#add to that, the flying F35 single use trash-cans, which is really a `vanity` purchase from teh-usa

    Which has bipartisan support and i assume we do not pay for them until they arrive after 2020. That is at least 6 years away.

    I must admit i would never trust anything Koukoulas says but he did say this “The net savings to the budget over the three years to 2016-17 totalled $18.2 billion – or around 0.3 per cent of GDP each year. Such a puny fiscal tightening leaves the budget in deficit in that time”

    And did everybody see the reaction to such “puny fiscal tighteneing”??

    It just goes to show how hard it is to run a surplus budget when greedy Labor voters want things spent on themselves. It was not until Costello got debt down to 5% of GDP that we got our AAA credit rating back. We will lose it again somewhere between 10%-20% of GDP. So there is a budget emergency. Furthermore we have to fund our debt offshore unlike some other countries. We are now paying $1B/month in interest on our relatively low debt. $700M of that goes offshore to foreign investors.

  184. July 12, 2014 6:05 pm

    ”””””””””””””””In the USA corporations are people, humans are not people unless they are fetuses, obviously people should vote and humans should not. Do what is best for people and their subsidiaries””””””””””””””’

    http://discussion.theguardian.com/comment-permalink/38026158

  185. July 12, 2014 6:37 pm

    “and i assume ”

    You do a lot of that, my good man, as do we all…however, often your assumptions make me question your ability to think critically…

  186. July 12, 2014 6:42 pm

    Yes, bagz, the pro-liferz are a paradox of illogical fantasy adherence.

    I’m not sure how anyone assumes the right to determine appropriation of another’s bodily functions. Seriously incredulous about that shit. As pro-libertarian an example as can be made.

    When they derive shit back to fertilised cells etc, it begs ponderance of never stepping on an ant & other such absurdities.

    Some of these fuckers need to witness ‘life’ out the paddock (of which, we can safely presume they are ultimately comfortable to dine upon)…

  187. July 12, 2014 6:52 pm

    ””””””The journo’s don’t seem to have caught on at all”””””

    haha armchair they haven`t,

    the journo`s are not only looking like arse-hats when stacked-up against the worlds comedians, (ie.chaser,stewart,colbert) but primary school kids too, last month at a mates house, his daughter`s `nature/gardening`group were wanting to know why the `news` put the liars on, to lie about their `nature/gardening` stuff and thought it (news) was crazy

  188. July 12, 2014 7:06 pm

    the anti-choice cranks probably dine on blood-free beef that was raised in supermarket refrigerator _ #teabags

  189. July 12, 2014 7:40 pm

    ”””””””””hysteria and accusations of bias if the ABC dares to give weight to scientific opinion without letting them [the deniers] BS over the top of them all”””””””’

    yes, me too, l`m totally sick of the

    Loud, Slippery, Tricky, Smartarse, DeRailer Verses Qualified-Guy routine which hands by default, victory to the smart-arse derailer, and a defeat to knowledge.

    (ie, the news business has earned its `distrust` ranking with the public)

    to me armchair, l see this as a fault of my ABC,

    if my ABC won`t grow a back-bone and stand-up for the correct/moral/quality/fair/honest position in the governance of my ABC, (including anti-parasite precautions),

    then my ABC doesn`t really have anybody else but themselves to blame, when they become infested with murdoch parasites

  190. egg permalink
    July 12, 2014 8:38 pm

    Hmmm….

  191. July 12, 2014 8:39 pm

    haha dumpty, teh-usa chickens coming home to roost,

    now that the hackers are not just available to them, but every nation, teh-usa muppets start squealing #hacked-trashcans

  192. July 12, 2014 9:05 pm

    ”””””””””””””He(#barnaby) wants to punish people who expose cruelty to animals with harsher penalties than to those who actually commit the violence(to-animals)

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/11/sheep-cruelty-video-sparks-rspca-investigation
    ””””””””””””’

    #another outbreak of teatardation from barnaby-goose

  193. July 12, 2014 11:15 pm

    You know if The Squeal Troll from Abbotts Troll Army gets paid by the point , no wonder he’s buyin $3 Aldi plonk, 🙂

  194. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 12, 2014 11:22 pm

    Not trolling just telling the truth. Couldn’t stand to see the ALP liars back in power again.

    In 13 years of Hawke/Keating govt only 3 surplus budgets happened. This was followed by 6 years of Rudd/Gillard giving us 6 deficit budgets and zero surplus budgets. So in 19 years of ALP rule we have only 3 surplus budgets.

    The ALP cannot control its spending. Never has, never will.

    Furthermore most ALP supporters do not care about Australia. They only care about themselves and want the govt to go into deficit so they can be looked after better. They care for nothing but themselves.

  195. July 12, 2014 11:52 pm

    Like I said same repetitive bullshit.. deficit, blah blah… why dont you talk about how ineffective their apparently “Mandated” majority government is in enacting its legislation? How its trailing to decimation in the polls? The broken promises? The inequality in taxation? The victimisation of the weakest members of Australian society? The dismantling of action on climate change and the destruction of the clean energy industry? Why dont you talk about the disgraceful disregard for the environment? The paying of 880 million dollars in a tax refund in exchange for free publicity to get elected? Maybe the unwarranted and completely unnecessary changes to 18C to facilitate Bolt or Occupied not occupied? How about the cuts to the ABC and SBS that were not going to happen, which puts the deal with China at risk? Why dont you talk about the cuts to mental health, aboriginal legal aid? How about the increases in funding to the Chaplaincy program and decreases in mental health counseling? Or would you rather talk about the internationally embarrassing diplomacy pissing off just about everyone from a man who could only be described as a creepy moronic imbecile?

    More importantly why don’t you talk about Thursday watching Abbott not be upholden to minority parties and that big loaded DD trigger will be as per ironclad pledge… but by all means The Squeal Troll you rabbit on like a broken record about the debt, keating and f35’s i’m feeling sleepy or are you too fucking embarrassed that you voted for this shambolic rabble of incompetent dogs. 🙄

  196. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 13, 2014 12:27 am

    “why dont you talk about how ineffective their apparently “Mandated” majority government is in enacting its legislation? “

    Abbott has the numbers in the lower house to get any legislation passed. They don’t have the number in the Senate to pass the legislation. Gillard had the numbers to pass any legislation she wanted through both houses.

    If Labor did not trash the budget there would not be any need for cuts. But Labor ALWAYS trashes the budget because Labor supporters believe money grows on trees and does not care about debt. Never have, never will.

    It will be worse for everybody in the future if we don’t start running surplus budgets.

    The ALP is not the answer it is the problem.

  197. egg permalink
    July 13, 2014 8:52 am

    ‘Six public housing properties with a multimillion dollar view of Sydney harbour are set to go under the hammer while the tenants have been relocated.

    ‘The heritage-listed homes in Millers Point and Dawes Point are the first of the 293 government-owned properties, 214 of which are heritage-listed, to be auctioned in a bid to make an expected hundreds of millions of dollars.

    ‘The NSW government’s justification for evicting the 300 tenants, many of whom have lived in the properties for the entire lives, was that three houses could be built in other Sydney suburbs for every house sold in Millers Point.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2689662/Public-housing-set-sold-3million-tenants-relocated-Sydneys-prime-harbourside-heritage-area.html#ixzz37IV8sNjP
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  198. egg permalink
    July 13, 2014 9:00 am

    ‘The dismantling of action on climate change and the destruction of the clean energy industry?

    All good stuff.

    ‘Why dont you talk about the disgraceful disregard for the environment?’

    Yes Neil, what have you got to say about that?

  199. July 13, 2014 9:32 am

    The Squeal Troll

    Abbott has the numbers in the lower house to get any legislation passed. They don’t have the number in the Senate to pass the legislation. Gillard had the numbers to pass any legislation she wanted through both houses.

    That would be the minority government, where Gillard negotiated over 520 pieces of good legislation to law.? Is that your answer? Pathetic…. Abets,Pyne Brandis and Abbott are incapable of negotiating..nor governing for the majority… The proof of the pudding is in the eating..They are full of shit, inept and incapably incompetent.. the only real PUPs in the parlimnt is what Abbot sold to the people bullshit.

    If Labor did not trash the budget there would not be any need for cuts. But Labor ALWAYS trashes the budget because Labor supporters believe money grows on trees and does not care about debt. Never have, never will.
    It will be worse for everybody in the future if we don’t start running surplus budgets.

    And there in lies my point…you are incapable of discussing anything else because you are :

    A Profoundly embarrassed and ashamed by these incompetent bullshit artists and their social engineering.

    B A consistent bullshit artist of meager political intelligence which is why you relate to these fucking idiots

    C You’re a one trick troll as displayed by your answer.. you have nothing but a tires couple of irrelevant worn out phrases based on lies of a delusional version of historical fact…like your fearless leader

    If you cant talk about what is happening now in this blog.. just tell the Abbotts dog squad you have failed and another hobby where you don’t have to live on Adli Plonk and Coral Baked beans…You are a one trick political wingnut, with nothing to add to debate.. just do us a favor and fuck off. Take up Karaoke..reading from a script singing the same song out of tune for a gathering of culturally ignorant fucktards with no taste is right up your ally.

    For a Wikipedia essay on the topic, see meta:What is a troll?
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    In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people,[1] by posting inflammatory,[2] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[3] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[4]

    Add, repeatedly regurgitate the same inane twaddle consistently and you are pretty much the archetype troll.

  200. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 13, 2014 9:37 am

    “‘Why dont you talk about the disgraceful disregard for the environment?”

    Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. But you are quick to judge Abbott after 9 months. Historically the Coalition has a good record regarding the environment.

    http://blogs.crikey.com.au/rooted/2010/08/19/the-tide-turns-back-towards-labor-on-marine-parks/

    The Howard Government delivered the world’s first Oceans Policy and major marine parks in the Great Australian Bight, Australia’s south-east marine region around Tasmania, around our sub-Antarctic islands, and greatly increased protection of the Great Barrier Reef. A number of Australia’s major fisheries were rationalized and restructured, underpinned with a multimillion-dollar package to provide the necessary graceful exits. One of the biggest legislative reform agendas in Australia’s history was delivered with the creation of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. Fish became recognized as wildlife not just a commercial commodity and hundreds of millions of dollars were invested through the National Heritage Trust in Australia’s first national program for coast and marine protection and rehabilitation.

  201. egg permalink
    July 13, 2014 9:48 am

    ‘Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.’

    Hear hear!

  202. Tom R permalink
    July 13, 2014 9:52 am

    😆

  203. TB Queensland permalink
    July 13, 2014 10:20 am

    THE RUPERT GAMES

    It’s All Clivey’s Fault! Boo! Hoo!

    http://www.news.com.au/national/will-clive-palmer-kill-the-economy/story-e6frfkp9-1226986738176

    A little side note on the G20 .. being held in Brisbane … for the last month or so around 11.00am during the weekdays … a lone Blackhawk has flown quite low over my home, same speed and heading and pretty much the height … now, if I was a terrorist … 😯

  204. July 13, 2014 11:57 am

    carbon dioxide is not a pollutant
    cigarettes are not dangerous…
    Guns dont kill people
    Big new tax
    Budget emergency
    stop the boats

    Yeah that’s like describing physics as doing times tables…. fuck off with your denialist bullshit…

    The Squeal Troll lives in the past

    You have an innate inability to talk about this fucktard Abbott the megalomaniac that labeled himself as an environmentalist do you? Facts in the here and now don’t lie….Go back and tell the dictatorial great leader in the directorate of propaganda you are a fucktard failure as a squeal stooge troll just like this sham government that cant even legislate its doctrine of social engineering masquerading as a budget due to its inept deceptive lies and economic incompetence

  205. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 13, 2014 12:33 pm

    “carbon dioxide is not a pollutant”

    This is true. It is actually plant food. Plants grow better with higher CO2.

    I notice you are also trying to put words in my mouth. In your list i agree with the ” budget emergency.” Most of the stuff on your list is putting words into my mouth.

    The Coalition has a good record on the environment. The whole Marine Park system was started by the Howard govt. Plus lots of other stuff. You should read this link.

    http://blogs.crikey.com.au/rooted/2010/08/19/the-tide-turns-back-towards-labor-on-marine-parks/

    The Howard Government delivered the world’s first Oceans Policy and major marine parks in the Great Australian Bight, Australia’s south-east marine region around Tasmania, around our sub-Antarctic islands, and greatly increased protection of the Great Barrier Reef.

  206. egg permalink
    July 13, 2014 12:52 pm

    ‘This is true. It is actually plant food. Plants grow better with higher CO2.’

    This is a well known fact, but the green leftoids prefer not to think of unfortunate truths.

  207. July 13, 2014 4:39 pm

    I will remind you fucktards this thread is about Jacquie Lambie not a fucking denialist jerk circle for imbecile wingnut parrots pretending to be scientists so they can cheer or immorally reprehensible lying fucktards pretending to be adults… over into your kennel….

  208. July 13, 2014 5:47 pm

    “This is true. It is actually plant food. Plants grow better with higher CO2.”

    More Boltian memetardism.

    How do ya reckon you would handle a CO2 overdose, Neil?

    How about a bit of overall understanding.

  209. July 13, 2014 5:48 pm

    And…Fuck You Port Power! counted your fucking chickens a bit soon?

    Tigers!

  210. July 13, 2014 5:49 pm

    Anyone who actually believes that the Coalition is ‘pro-environment’ has their head tucked so far up their arse that they’re in danger of paralysis.

  211. egg permalink
    July 14, 2014 6:58 am

    The Coalition is pro-environment and conservationist.

    In other nooze, dog bothering falls to new lows.

    ‘Pope Francis has revealed that one in every fifty Catholic priests is a paedophile, it has been reported.

    ‘The pontiff was quoted as saying that advisors had told him that reliable figures show that ‘paedophilia inside the church is at the level of two per cent.’

    ‘The Pope reportedly told Italian newspaper la Repubblica that abuse of children was like ‘leprosy’ infecting the Church.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2690575/Pope-Francis-admits-two-cent-Roman-Catholic-priests-paedophiles-interview-Italian-newspaper.html#ixzz37NsISNSE
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  212. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 14, 2014 9:21 am

    Yeah, go Clive.

    CLIVE Palmer has been referred to the President of the Senate for allegedly shouting at a female staffer trying to help redraft his flawed carbon tax repeal amendments.
    The clash occurred on Thursday morning before the rogue MP pulled the pin on support for the Government’s repeal Bill.
    Sources claim Mr Palmer shouted at the Senate assistant clerk and questioned the impartiality of the office — which assists in the drafting of Bills for all senators regardless of party.
    “He was literally yelling at them,” one source who had been told of the incident said.

    Clive is a huge boil, needs to be lanced.
    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/clive-palmer-referred-to-president-of-the-senate-for-allegedly-making-staffer-cry/story-fnihsrf2-1226987632021#itm=newscomau%7Chome%7Cnca-homepage-network-most-popular-masthead%7C1%7Cpalmer-shouted-made-staff-cry%7Chomepage%7Chomepage&itmt=1405293484278

  213. Tom R permalink
    July 14, 2014 9:34 am

    Yeah, go Clive.

    But how did he know she was a Witch?

  214. egg permalink
    July 14, 2014 9:44 am

    ‘It was also believed to be riddled with spelling mistakes.’

    This innuendo comes as a shock.

  215. Meta permalink
    July 14, 2014 9:53 am

    (Spelling mistakes are indeed a worry; good to know that the editor-of-the-editor-of-the-gaps is available to ask unasked for a unilateral and independent redraft of deliberatively agreed amendments that otherwise might require a bill to be returned to the lower house, so that no such unfortunate outcome might occur to upset the normal functioning of parliamentary and constitutional requirements; no wonder boil-over Clive was expressing such misdirected dissatisfaction at his being caught out so rudely misspelling and his being most properly corrected, just in the nick of time, by exceptional proofreaders and redrafters at a place other than his usual and expected political accommodation.)

  216. Tom R permalink
    July 14, 2014 10:13 am

    I love it that palmer is highlighting what Labor have said all along, removing the Carbon Price will not drive down bills.

    tabot rants about a “mandate”, but his “mandate”, for whatever it is, is built on the proviso that people will be getting their $550 back.

    If he cannot guarantee that, he has lost all claim to his “mandate”, and his bogus claims before and since the election are getting exposed for the bullshit they are

    Like this one

    Refrigerant gases have apparently been struck out of the carbon tax repeal bill’s legal requirement for price cuts to be passed on to consumers, even though they were at the centre of the Abbott opposition’s dire warnings about price hikes.
    …..
    “Companies such as supermarkets, airlines … [and] landfill operators are presently under absolutely no legal obligation to take off the price of carbon, if and when the existing legislation is repealed,”

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/13/coalition-expected-to-drop-refrigerant-gases-from-carbon-tax-repeal-laws

    Basically, it looks like permission to pocket the profits. A mandate to give business our “tax” dollars.

  217. egg permalink
    July 14, 2014 10:27 am

    Refrigerants should be taxed, most of the processed food being preserved is injurious to human health.

  218. July 14, 2014 11:28 am

    “Education Minister Christopher Pyne appears to have taken much of the blame and would currently lose his electorate of Sturt in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs in a 15 per cent swing away from him, propelled by a disastrous approval rating of minus 14 per cent.”

    hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahah!!

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/university-funding-cuts-cause-severe-indigestion-for-government-20140713-zt63m.html#ixzz37P07WB5y

  219. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 14, 2014 12:34 pm

    ‘This is true. It is actually plant food. Plants grow better with higher CO2.’
    This is a well known fact, but the green leftoids prefer not to think of unfortunate truths.

    ***JERK OFF ALERT – AGGRESSIVE CLIMATE CHANGE DENIER JACKING OFF***

  220. egg permalink
    July 14, 2014 12:50 pm

    Hmmm …

  221. egg permalink
    July 16, 2014 7:06 am

    ‘Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany. But genital art elicited a very different response in Japan this week, when police arrested an artist for distributing data that enables recipients to make 3D prints of her vagina.’

    Guardian

  222. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 16, 2014 12:37 pm

    Arrested? Don’t the Japs know that Vagina Art is all the rage in certain circles (including knitting circles apparently).

    The artist seems a little confused as to it’s proper use:

    Igarashi has previously made a vagina kayak, a vagina lampshade, a remote-controlled vagina car, a vagina smartphone case, and other items.

    I’m sure if she keeps playing with it she will find some more satisfying uses.

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