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Abbott Vows “Shirtfront” Showdown with Vladimir Putin

October 14, 2014

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Australia’s tough-talking Prime Minister and self-declared Captain of “Team Australia” Tony Abbott, has vowed to “shirtfront” (whatever that is) Russian President Vladimir Putin at the next G2) Summit the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

Abbott issued the dire warning on national television, vowing that when Mr Putin visits Australia as a guest at the summit next he month, he can expect a diplomatic showdown that will be the Russian president’s “toughest conversation of all”.

“I am going to shirtfront Mr Putin – you bet we are – you bet I am – I am – I am – I am going to be saying to Mr Putin  – Australians were murdered,  – they were murdered by – murdered by – Russian backed – Russian backed rebels,” Mr Abbott said.

“SHIRTFRONT” – WHAT EVEN IS THAT?

A guide to the Shirtfront – what Tony Abbott has vowed to do to Vladimir Putin

The government has confirmed Putin will be attending the world summit in Brisbane after G20 countries agreed “by consensus” that Russia should not be sidelined.

It is alleged Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July by Russian-backed rebels, killing all 298 passengers and crew, including 38 Australian citizens and residents.

Mr Abbott said while Australia was the temporary president of the G20, it could not make unilateral decisions on behalf of the body.

“It has to be by consensus and the G20 consensus is that Russia should come,” Abbott said. “I think there will be a lot of tough conversations with Russia and I suspect the conversation I have with Mr Putin will be the toughest conversation of all.

The opposition leader, Bill Shorten, acknowledged Australia had no control over the invitation list but took a swipe at the government for “laying out the red carpet”.

He also accused Mr Putin of knowing “more about what happened with MH17 than he’s let on”.

“It’s an international conference, not a conference run by Australia, so if Putin has the arrogance to turn up to visit a nation whose nationals died in this plane crash, he can,” Shorten said.

NO RED CARPET FOR BULLIES!

“But I am like most Australians, I wish that Putin would at least show enough conscience to be able to not come to Australia, because he’s rubbing our faces in it.”

“Also what I happen to think is that when you deal with international bullies, the way you do it isn’t by laying out the red carpet.”

Neither Bill Shorten or Tony Abbott would be drawn on the question of whether Mr Putin was “a baddie,” but a spokesman for the Prime Minister’s office told The Gutter Trash, that “Most bullies are baddies, so by inference yes he could be a baddie but you didn’t hear it from us.”

 

 

 

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106 Comments leave one →
  1. October 14, 2014 9:30 am

    “I would advise Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to wash his hands carefully and sterilise them after shaking the paw offered to him by Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott at the forthcoming G20 summit in Brisbane”

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbotts-views-on-vladimir-putin-spark-angry-reaction-from-russia-20141014-115lox.html#ixzz3G4CkRh6P

  2. Tony permalink
    October 14, 2014 9:44 am

    For those gentle readers who claim not to know what a ‘shirtfront’ is, may I present without comment this instructional video for your edification.

  3. October 14, 2014 9:50 am

    Thank you Tony. That’s very considerate of you. Us inner city latte-swilling types had no idea what it was…

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    October 14, 2014 10:05 am

    Looks more like attempted Mexican beheading to me (fkn failures) … what a bunch of girly thugs those AFL players are … underarms shaved and wash-off, transfer tattoos …

    Anyway the vids are obviously photo-shopped …

  5. October 14, 2014 10:10 am

    Are you sure it wasn’t shirt lift? Maybe its a seminal moment…where the two worlds most homophobic men have it off on the sidelines of the G20. After all you know what they say about men who constantly reassure everyone of their heterosexuality !

  6. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 14, 2014 10:50 am

    Are you sure it wasn’t shirt lift? Maybe its a seminalseminary moment …

  7. October 14, 2014 11:06 am

    Semenary….

  8. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 14, 2014 11:22 am

    I’m just so proud Our Tony is shirtlifting the president of Russia.

    *Cop that Vlad*

  9. Walrus permalink
    October 14, 2014 11:25 am

    “”… what a bunch of girly thugs those AFL players are … “”

    Yeah……………….and who the fuck wears singlets these days

  10. October 14, 2014 11:34 am

    Yeah……………….and who the fuck wears singlets wife beaters these days

  11. Tony permalink
    October 14, 2014 11:39 am

    “In an opinion piece published in the Russian political newspaper Pravda

    Guffaw.

  12. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 14, 2014 11:44 am

    This funny and a calculated jab at Putin’s carefully cultivated macho image:

  13. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 14, 2014 11:46 am

    Our Julia supported our national identity and culture by handballing a footy to Obama (she just happened to have one in her handbag)

    No Our Tony is going to show Bad Vlad a thing or 2 about Aussie culture and shirtlifting!

    I couldn’t be more excited!

  14. October 14, 2014 12:03 pm

    Jacqui Lambie::

    “Putin has done the best job he possibly could have done with the Ukraine crisis…he’s trying to find world peace”

  15. Walrus permalink
    October 14, 2014 12:11 pm

    “”…………..he’s trying to find world peace”

    I dare her to fly over to KL and say that

  16. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 14, 2014 12:42 pm

    “…This funny and a calculated jab at Putin’s carefully cultivated macho image…”

    Abbott’s image is just as carefully cultivated, which is why the ‘shirtfront’ comment was even made. He also has a habit of saying completely different and opposing things to different audiences. He says what he thinks they want to hear and then moves on to the next thing, knowing he won’t be taken to account for his duplicity.

  17. TB Queensland permalink
    October 14, 2014 12:57 pm

    … and who the fuck wears singlets these days

    Good spot! Wally, missed that … to answer your question little Pommie girls wear ’em – for the chilly winters doncha know …

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

    “Putin has done the best job he possibly could have done with the Ukraine crisis…he’s trying to find world peace”

    WTF! And Jacqui Lambie come from where? You can fool some of the people … but not fkn sheep it seems …

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

    Abbott’s image is just as carefully cultivated, which is why the ‘shirtfront’ comment was even made.

    Absolutely, KL! Pretty obvious to anyone not wearing the rose coloured glasses … to match the crack’d crystal balls …

    … and …

    Chrissy Pyne was a classic weasel worder last night …

    … especially with the hidden agenda christian chaplains farce … “secular chaplains can be funded by the states if that’s what they want …”

    muslim, jew, hindu islam isreal Christian … LOL

    FMD! try typing the list above and watch Christian pop up with a cap … I love livin’ in the USA … its so fkn subtle …

    oh, that’s United Surrogates of Australia …

  18. TB Queensland permalink
    October 14, 2014 1:01 pm

    EMMA ALBERICI: The $250 million you’ve set aside in the Budget to spend on school chaplains, do they have to be Christian?

    CHRISTOPHER PYNE: No.

    EMMA ALBERICI: So they can be Jewish rabbis or Muslim imams?

    CHRISTOPHER PYNE: Correct.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

    EMMA ALBERICI: Although, New South Wales only recently did a review that found that its secular program was in 80 per cent of cases well-supported by students and principals and parents reported that they found a decrease in the incidence of bullying and so forth?

    CHRISTOPHER PYNE: Well then the NSW Government should fund their school counsellors since they are their responsibility and we’ll fund school chaplains.

    http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2014/s4106212.htm

    Lots to play with in that lot …

  19. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 14, 2014 1:12 pm

  20. TB Queensland permalink
    October 14, 2014 1:13 pm

    Some Pommie bloke writing in Pravda …

    “Tony Abbott displays a degree of insolence, arrogance and incompetence which mirrors the intrusiveness, belligerence and chauvinism inherent in other members of the Anglo Saxon alliance in NATO.”

    What Australia’s PM says reflects on all of us … personally I don’t like being associated with one of John Howard’s (particularly nasty) Private School Bullies … who should have been kept down for a few years before graduating … Rhodes Scholar for boxing alright …

    http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/tony-abbott-slammed-as-rude-insolent-unpleasant-on-russian-news-site-pravda/story-fnh81p7g-1227089902606

    Perception is often more important than reality … in this case The Abbott needs to flagellate less and contemplate his navel more …

    What’s really annoying is that I’ve been warning about Putin for many years now … someone I’ve always really disliked and distrusted … Thug Abbott has proven that he really is no better … childish “godfathers”, both with way too much power …

  21. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 14, 2014 2:07 pm

    I think it would be great if Tony asked the electorate to suggest – “Questions for Vlad”

    My suggestion would be – “Vlad, do you wax?”

  22. October 14, 2014 2:14 pm

    What a fucking idiot? Who voted for this fuckwit? International embawasment is at eleventy

    http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2014/s4106198.htm

    “”…………..he’s trying to find world peace”
    I dare her to fly over to KL and say that

    Walrus I encourage it… can we all pitch in for a ticket and a rocket ? 🙂

    Chrissy Pyne was a classic weasel worder last night …

    “Captain Co-operative” and his “absence of ideology” … ROTFL

  23. October 14, 2014 2:20 pm

    My suggestion would be – “Vlad, do you wax?”

    ROTFL…

  24. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 14, 2014 2:47 pm

  25. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 14, 2014 3:12 pm

  26. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 14, 2014 3:37 pm

  27. TB Queensland permalink
    October 14, 2014 4:45 pm

    Joe Hockey’s astounding ignorance of the facts about Australia continued to be on display in London today when he laughed at a BBC journalist who said Australia was the biggest carbon emitter per capita in the OECD.

    The Treasurer said such a comment was ‘absolutely ridiculous’.

    I know what’s “absolutely ridiculous” … the ignorant louts trying to run my country! They should be locked up in pink shirts for 24 hours a days the way they are behaving … I’m sure Noddy Newman & The Nitwits still have some hanging out to dry …

    Incompetent or ignorant … either way why is Hockey in the Treasurer’s job … and WTF is he doing in London? (Well I know what he’s doing – making a twat of himself)

  28. TB Queensland permalink
    October 14, 2014 4:46 pm

    Oops … They should be locked up in pink shirts for 23 hours a days … (for Mexican’s out of the loop – that’s what they did to bikies in QLD …)

  29. October 14, 2014 7:29 pm

  30. October 14, 2014 7:34 pm

    Arms for Kurdistan!

    Legs for Oscar Pistorius!

  31. TB Queensland permalink
    October 14, 2014 7:49 pm

    ToM, this just turned up in Mailwasher … isn’t Lulu one of your harem?

    How did she get my email address … I stopped using lipstick years ago … ?

    http://www.luluandlipstick.com/make-up?utm_source=newsletter021014Lululoves&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter021014_Header_Makeup&utm_source=2nd+db+%28old+version%29&utm_campaign=27efb9f88a-Lulu+and+Lipstick+-+14+October+2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6adbb6f94e-27efb9f88a-219966537&mc_cid=27efb9f88a&mc_eid=ac2443478d

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

    Hey, g’day, ee!

  32. October 14, 2014 8:23 pm

    Howdy TB

  33. TB Queensland permalink
    October 14, 2014 8:32 pm

    Very quite here just lately … the whingers/defenders seem to have all disappeared at the same time …

    My business mentor taught me quite a lot of things none as important as … nothing in business happens by coincidence … methinks that applies here too …

  34. eggboxtroll permalink
    October 14, 2014 9:32 pm

    Tight arse Tuesday?

  35. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 14, 2014 9:40 pm

    Lulu isn’t in the lipstick business, she’s an “artiste”

  36. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 14, 2014 9:52 pm

    Vladimir Putin officially tougher than Chuck Norris
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2506611/Vladimir-Putin-officially-tougher-Chuck-Norris-awarded-highest-rank-Taekwondo.html

  37. October 14, 2014 10:13 pm

    The `real-deal` must of heard what our pretender has said over-night about #shirtfronting, as l notice tonight mr-rabbit spent the day back-peddling. (without his bike too) #teabags
    ______________

    iran 655 was on aircrash investigations tonight, it is the polar-opposite of the mh17, for teabags that want to know what `wilful-murder` in the area of commercial aircraft is.

  38. October 14, 2014 10:47 pm

    ””””””’Meanwhile, US president Barack Obama reportedly received an honorary black belt in taekwondo in 2009.””””””””

    these honorary `belts` the south korean`s are handing out like candy aint worth shit armchair, even obama has one FFS, in the tough-guy stakes, the only thing that counts is;

    How many chair-things you have defeated.?

  39. October 14, 2014 11:07 pm

    mr-poodle didn`t seem to like emma pressing him on the education budget either and tended to `mince` and get shrill @tb

  40. October 14, 2014 11:20 pm

    #justsayin
    .
    shortmen is really giving me the shits, l didn`t think much of him anyway (post-joolya) but the more l fcuking see him, the more l`m disliking him and his tony-lite, me-too routine
    .
    l wouldn`t be surprised if they lose again, if the run this cnut at the next election #teabag-lite

  41. October 15, 2014 1:09 am

  42. TB Queensland permalink
    October 15, 2014 8:51 am

    Lulu isn’t in the lipstick business, she’s an “artiste”

    I think she may have branched out without permission, ToM …

  43. October 15, 2014 9:29 am

    #shitabbottsays #theinsanepm #theoxfordobstinate #abbottalienatingasswipe

    Tony loves coal

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/14/tonys-abbotts-coal-is-good-line-is-familiar-and-troubling

    Tony cries for the sun

    http://www.liberaltimes.com.au/2014/09/abbott-warns-solar-power-will-destroy-sun/

    Tony’s a skirt raiser not a shirt lifter

  44. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 15, 2014 10:36 am

    I like the idea of an – International Ridicule Grudge Match

    It’s the way all international disputes should be settled.

    …and I wouldn’t discount Our Tony! Remember when Rocky defeated that huge Russian Communist? I think it was in Rocky 18.

    When this is over, it will be Our Tony running up the steps of old Parliament House, pumping his arms in the air – just like Rocky!
    ======
    TB, Lulu doesn’t branch out. She’s very committed to her clients at the dance studio in Frankston (as far as I know)

  45. October 15, 2014 10:37 am

  46. October 15, 2014 10:57 am

    You bet you are
    You bet am I
    We bet we are
    Are we am I you bet
    Front shirt
    Short shirt front thing.

  47. TB Queensland permalink
    October 15, 2014 1:05 pm

    That sounds like someone pissed on Burn’s Night haggis er, sreb …

  48. October 15, 2014 2:22 pm

  49. October 15, 2014 2:35 pm

    Hey Reb 😦

  50. October 15, 2014 4:27 pm

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/archive/politics/failure-to-declare-mortgage-has-tony-abbott-under-new-loan-stress/story-e6frgczf-1225883125818

  51. TB Queensland permalink
    October 15, 2014 5:00 pm

    More from Noddy Newman & The Nitwits

    Electricity Reforms

    The Government has passed the Electricity Competition and Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2014. The Act opens up the market to more competition, removes retail price regulation in south east Queensland, improves consumer protections and will see the implementation of a more effective market monitoring regime for small business customers. The aim of this legislation is to put downward pressure on electricity prices for Queenslanders.

  52. TB Queensland permalink
    October 15, 2014 7:05 pm

    The Brisbane CBD will be shut down for seven days! For the G20!

    Inconsiderate, ignorant, arrogant and stupid!

    Queensland has how many islands?

    Easier to accommodate, easier for security and much more to see …

    Thank goodness we live in the outer suburbs!

    The hotels, restaurants and coffee houses may make money … but the rest of the community will pay dearly for it!

    Isn’t the G20 primarily about economies … well I can’t see much economic intelligence here!

  53. October 15, 2014 8:43 pm

    “I like the idea of an – International Ridicule Grudge Match”

    Harold Holt Vs Yule Brynner

  54. TB Queensland permalink
    October 16, 2014 10:10 am

    Pretty much what we have been saying about Abbott, RP …

    I see that all the “defenders of the indefensible” really have given up … shame, I enjoyed the tête-à-tête …

    Or maybe it was ToSY’s arty farty thread? 🙂

  55. October 16, 2014 10:28 am

    Maybe they feel let down by reality after swallowing Bolt’s series of puff pieces promoting Abbott as an ‘International Statesman’. * guffaw

    But seriously, imagine if it had been a Labor PM making such stupid statements regarding foreign heads of state.
    I also notice that Abbott’s online pom-pom girls are bluntly accusing Putin of responsibility for MH17. As far as I know, nothing is proven yet (no matter how likely it is); so reserving judgement would seem the more prudent way to run their mouth.
    All just partisan wankery.

  56. October 16, 2014 10:32 am

    And, let’s not forget! Abbott’s about to trump the voting population with his magnificence when he unveils ‘Infrastructure’ at G20!!!
    As if by magic, his misdeeds & political autism will be forgotten & we can all just roll over and assume the position while he inserts his fetid budget dry.

  57. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 16, 2014 10:44 am

    “political autism “

    There is plenty of that with Abbott and even more with Hockey. I don’t mind Abbott’s tactics against Putin. The Russians really don’t know how to respond. They look ridiculous standing on their dignity given what they’ve done recently in terms of macho nationalism and in terms of hiding the evidence by taking the rocket launcher back across the border to Russia.

    Maybe Abbott is an idiot savant.

    I don’t think Abbott’s shirt-front moment is in the same class as going to China to lecture the Chinese on human rights, in Mandarin.

  58. TB Queensland permalink
    October 16, 2014 12:00 pm

    I don’t think Abbott’s shirt-front moment is in the same class as going to China to lecture the Chinese on human rights, in Mandarin.

    I reckon they are equally stupid “moments” … both should have known better …

    However, Rudd was castigated here when in power and made a dill of himself … just as the current twat is making a fkn dilldo of himself

  59. eggboxtroll permalink
    October 16, 2014 12:59 pm

    ‘I don’t think Abbott’s shirt-front moment is in the same class as going to China to lecture the Chinese on human rights, in Mandarin.’

    I’ll pay that.

  60. Tony of South Yarra permalink
    October 16, 2014 3:35 pm

    “Or maybe it was ToSY’s arty farty thread? :)”

    That’ll be it, for sure. 😉

  61. Tony permalink
    October 16, 2014 3:38 pm

    BTW, where’s your moon photo, TB?

  62. Meta permalink
    October 16, 2014 3:42 pm

    (“…reserving judgement would seem the more prudent way to run their mouth”

    I’m mostly enjoying the MSM’s performance at that moment. Given robust, very robust, strong, very strong, general, very general allegations in public, very public, there’s no need to bet that any of the esteemed Fourth Estate have enquired more closely how Captain Cavalier’s Team Australia specifically intends to proceed via any of the robust formal fora and strong mechanisms at law available, and sufficiently available from the MSM’s recent institutional memory to sustain a smidgin of relevant enquiry, for securing actual justice on behalf of the many actual victims and their families. From a war crime to a crime, from vigorously prosecuting the matter at the highest level to shirtfronting on the sidelines of an economic soiree, might be construed less as a subtle shift in language and locale and more as characteristic cheaptalk; or might even be construed as a significant retreat on the substance of substantive action, and a failure to safeguard legitimate interests; hard to tell from latest reports and follow-up of account(abilitie)s. Perhaps.)

  63. Neil of Sydney permalink
    October 16, 2014 4:21 pm

    Interesting concept.

    Perhaps instead of going to war countries should have their heads of state having it out over 10 rounds and the winner gets to invade the others country.

  64. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 16, 2014 4:48 pm

    One effect of Abbott’s shirt-fronting comment is that Putin will be less likely to be co-operating with any international inquiry or paying any compensation. But given Russia’s blatant disregard of international law in its actions in Ukraine and Georgia, that was never going to happen any way.

    Putin has built his power on populist nationalism and rightly calculated that the West has neither the will nor the ability to curtail his ambitions. Provided he is not too hamfisted about them and maintains some vestige of plausible deniability he will be able to ‘protect’ the interests of all Russians in the region.

  65. Meta permalink
    October 16, 2014 4:54 pm

    (That seems like a suitable suggestion, NoS; but, can Team Australia’s Primus Inter Pares guarantee that there won’t be any collateral damage in a winsome invasion or a TKO before the first round?)

  66. eggboxtroll permalink
    October 16, 2014 5:03 pm

    Abbott has Ji in his corner, so it should go well, more statesman like than you can imagine.

  67. Neil of Sydney permalink
    October 16, 2014 5:30 pm

    Whose Ji?

  68. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 16, 2014 5:40 pm

    Great news for world peace. A just world order is coming courtesy of Russia and China:

    Russia and China pledged to ramp up efforts to promote a just world order as they signed dozens of deals ranging from energy to finance.

  69. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 16, 2014 5:42 pm

    So Woolworths are in trouble for selling bogan tee shirts! Those rightious types should steer clear of Qld.

  70. October 16, 2014 7:20 pm

    ” might be construed less as a subtle shift in language and locale and more as characteristic cheaptalk; or might even be construed as a significant retreat on the substance of substantive action, and a failure to safeguard legitimate interests”

    Indeed.

    But some can’t see the wood for the fkn trees.

  71. October 16, 2014 7:25 pm

    “I’ll pay that.”

    You would. Invertebrate crawling ingratiator.

    ” more statesman like than you can imagine.”

    If you want to call me out, just do it.

    International Statesman don’t carry on in the obliviously awkward way that Abbott has this week. If it wasn’t their boy on the throne at the moment, conservatives would be more disgusted with the abuse of ‘civility’ & ‘protocol’ in public media than anyone else.
    You truly are just a mouthpiece for partisan crap.

    Eagerly awaiting the ‘Infrastructure’ circuitbreaker which you’ve long nailed your colours to.

  72. October 16, 2014 7:29 pm

    “One effect of Abbott’s shirt-fronting comment is that Putin will be less likely to be co-operating with any international inquiry or paying any compensation. But given Russia’s blatant disregard of international law in its actions in Ukraine and Georgia, that was never going to happen any way.”

    Hey, so why not just make it a certainty by being a posing minnow PM whose only win is amongst domestic vengeance seekers with half an eye on the situation?
    Honestly, you give all indications of being far smarter than that, splatter.

    Sinking to Putin’s level (extremely unconvincingly, to all but tragic Abbotteers) is just puerile & ill conceived.

  73. October 16, 2014 7:45 pm

    “So Woolworths are in trouble for selling bogan tee shirts! Those rightious types should steer clear of Qld.”

    In my humble opinion, those tshirts cater to certain niche of ignorant flagsturbating fuckwit. The antithesis of my own way of seeing the world. Divisive as all fuck…but…

    I regularly wear shit that would turn most people white with fury &/or disgust. So, I say, banning that shit is counter-productive.
    Now every bogan patriot fuckhead with a chip on their shoulder will be after one.

  74. Tony permalink
    October 16, 2014 7:50 pm

    “So Woolworths are in trouble for selling bogan tee shirts!”

    There’s no outrage like selective outrage!

  75. October 16, 2014 8:00 pm

    I’d like to buy one, if only to wipe my arse on it & burn it on Flagsturbator Day.

  76. TB Queensland permalink
    October 16, 2014 8:01 pm

    BTW, where’s your moon photo, TB?

    Dunno, I sent it to sreb, he must have sold the bloody thing … WCP! 😦

  77. October 16, 2014 8:02 pm

    I have about 70+ death metal shirts.

    Needless to say, they are far , far , FAR worse than anything Woolworths ever dreamt of flogging.

  78. TB Queensland permalink
    October 16, 2014 8:06 pm

    Eagerly awaiting the ‘Infrastructure’ circuitbreaker which you’ve long nailed your colours to.

    I’m not sure The Abbott can spell or pronounce the word let alone produce any …

  79. TB Queensland permalink
    October 16, 2014 8:07 pm

    I have about 70+ death metal shirts.

    They must be heavy … 🙂

  80. TB Queensland permalink
    October 16, 2014 8:10 pm

    OT

    I was diagnosed with – De Quervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis last week … driving me up the wall … have to wait till 30/10 to get a steroid injection …

    First “hint” – 30/06!

  81. October 16, 2014 8:12 pm

    “They must be heavy …”

    You’d be horrified!

  82. October 16, 2014 8:14 pm

    “De Quervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis”

    I hope it’s not as serious as it sounds!

  83. Tony permalink
    October 16, 2014 8:16 pm

    “I was diagnosed with – De Quervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis last week … ”

    Sorry to hear it, TB. You’ll be sorely missed.

  84. October 16, 2014 8:18 pm

    Geez, now I have to google it before I risk faux pas.

  85. Tony permalink
    October 16, 2014 8:19 pm

    Haha. I googled it before I spoke.

  86. October 16, 2014 8:22 pm

    Ah, I’ve had carpal tunnel before. That really sucked. More of a ‘strange, unsettling discomfort’ than a pain.

    Is it similar?

    I got it from a very repetitive task on a production line 15+ years ago. It abated. No longer doing the mind numbing job helped too.

  87. eggboxtroll permalink
    October 16, 2014 8:30 pm

    ‘Whose Ji?’

    Apologies its Xi

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/art/2014-10/16/content_18746127.htm

  88. Tony permalink
    October 16, 2014 8:33 pm

    “I got it from a very repetitive task on a production line 15+ years ago.”

    That’s what they all say.

  89. October 16, 2014 8:37 pm

    So it’s a “thumb thing.”

    Pity. The name suggested something a lot more serious.

  90. TB Queensland permalink
    October 16, 2014 8:38 pm

    Sorry to hear it, TB. You’ll be sorely missed.

    LOL! Have to use one hand to do everything! LIke using my cameras … 😉

    Is it similar?

    I’d say no …. Toillette, I described it to the docs as being whacked around my wrist with a really sharp rubber band … “yep, that’s it”, they said … the real problem is that I can pick something up and its OK … next tie I do it I get the rubber band … just no predicting when or where … and it can be the slightest movement!

    Sleeping has been a bugger too … just rolling over can get me a whack!

    Anyway … I see the editor in chief has found my photo …

  91. TB Queensland permalink
    October 16, 2014 8:39 pm

    Pity. The name suggested something a lot more serious.

    WTF! It is serious, Jummy!

    ‘Tis amazing how much you (OK, I) do with your left hand …

  92. TB Queensland permalink
    October 16, 2014 8:40 pm

    That’s what they all say.

    Repetitive task alright … nudge, nudge …

  93. eggboxtroll permalink
    October 16, 2014 8:41 pm

    ‘If you want to call me out, just do it.’

    ** chuckle **

    I was talking to Meta, but while you’re there, I’ve been talking to Anarchists and Marxists on the blogosphere. They are in cohabitation with the pseudo left when it comes to matters pertaining to the weather.

  94. eggboxtroll permalink
    October 16, 2014 9:10 pm

    ‘Eagerly awaiting the ‘Infrastructure’ circuitbreaker which you’ve long nailed your colours to.’

    Me too, otherwise I’ll have egg on my face. Nothing can happen until the Free Trade Agreement with China is signed.

  95. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 16, 2014 10:27 pm

    I want to know whether I can still buy one…

  96. October 17, 2014 9:47 am

    I want to know whether I can still buy one…

    This ones better Tom

    I have egg Jiz on my face. Nothing can happen until the Free Trade Agreement with China is signed. Wake up and take my Meds,

    Absolutely 😀

    I’ve been talking to Anarchists and Marxists on the blogosphere. inventing imaginary friends in my delusional derailashere They are in cohabitation a concoction with the pseudo left of my sick delusional transexual on line persona, as hen it comes to matters pertaining to the weather. i am a clueless delusion troll who like Bolt uses climate change for attention .

    Yeah we know…

  97. eggboxtroll permalink
    October 17, 2014 2:45 pm

    Whatever you’re on, I’ll have some.

  98. TB Queensland permalink
    October 17, 2014 8:41 pm

    Yeah the LNP is so much more adult than the ALP … GUFFAW!

    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/abbott-tells-libs-to-stay-in-and-fight/story-e6frfku9-1227093888298

  99. October 17, 2014 11:05 pm

    Whatever you’re on, I’ll have some.

    Truth and reality…
    I strongly recommend it.. may help you with that derailed delusional psychosis. Then possibly if you take enough of it you may stop this penile envy masculine charade

    Yeah the LNP is so much more adult than the ALP … GUFFAW!

    Good one 🙂

    “I was diagnosed with – De Quervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis last week … ”

    Owch… no good mate

    You could always ask Nils.. (the defend the indefensible repetitive back to the future troll) he must have it from all that compulsive wanking 🙂

  100. October 18, 2014 7:58 am

    Daily politics is often little more than theatre designed to distract us from the real issues of the day. Because parochial politicians have little power or willingness to challenge the fundamentals of our world – mass surveillance, vulture capitalism and endless war against ever-changing enemies – they prefer playing verbal games in futile attempts to protect us from the vagaries and unpredictability of the outside world. They fail because they benefit too much by maintaining the existing, unequal economic order.

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/16/australia-is-on-the-road-to-a-tea-party-revolution?CMP=soc_567

  101. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 18, 2014 9:48 am

    So which is the reliable media outlet?

    News reports –

    INDEPENDENT investigators could soon be at the scene of the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine after foreign minister Julie Bishop had a “constructive” discussion with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    While Fairfax reports –

    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop appears to have missed an opportunity to “shirt-front” Vladimir Putin over Russia’s role in the MH17 tragedy.

    Fairfax publishes rags these days.

  102. October 18, 2014 11:10 am

    ””reliable media outlet?”” #Guffaw

  103. eggboxtroll permalink
    October 18, 2014 1:24 pm

    ‘Fairfax publishes rags these days.’

    Its undeniable.

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