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Within Striking Distance but no Shirtfront!

November 11, 2014
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He’s behind you!

Beam me up!

Live long and prosper!

 

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  1. public toilet permalink
    November 11, 2014 7:13 am

    You mean it was all just empty rhetoric & lame posturing designed to impress the easily impressed domestically?

    How surprisement…

  2. November 11, 2014 7:47 am

    Go the Greenshirts!

  3. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 8:40 am

    Maybe he did shirtfront but, but boris thought it was a blowfly?

    Really, I hope the media point out just how much of a tool yabot has made of himself and our country on the international scene. But I’m betting they’ll eulogize him no matter what he does.

  4. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 8:43 am

    And, after having a spray at those whose booed yabot at Gough Whitlams funeral, I am now recanting and fully support them in their derision of this most petty and vindictive worm.

  5. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 8:50 am

    And the gubmint shows again that they are quite happy to wrap themselves in khaki to try and impress, but will abandon that khaki as soon as their purpose is done (in their view)

    Two Western Australian World War II veterans who received honours for bravery have been invited to a lunch with the Australian and British prime ministers, but will have to pay their own way to Canberra and meet all expenses for the trip.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-10/no-free-lunch-for-wwii-bomber-brothers-who-won-highest-honour/5880230

  6. November 11, 2014 9:09 am

    Just add it to all the other rhetorical bullshit and lies that have sewered out of this liars corn hole …

    I’ll go 10 to 1 The only shirt fronting that goes on will be Abbott on his knees unbuttoning the Vlad the impaler’s shirt front to unleash the one eyed Soviet trouser python in an act of compliant red shit fellating one way flesh microphone dialogue;

    # chin dribbling commie jiz from the monks catlic throat choking by the end of the week

    #vladsrabbittbitch #vladsspermspittoon

  7. armchair opinionator permalink
    November 11, 2014 9:11 am

    “…Two Western Australian World War II veterans who received honours for bravery have been invited to a lunch with the Australian and British prime ministers, but will have to pay their own way to Canberra and meet all expenses for the trip…”

    Fck, now that’s an outrage. They have no trouble paying for all their mates and their hangers on via taxpayer, but the people who have served this country and not themselves can go jump!

    Every three years it’s just a different set of snouts in the trough.

  8. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 11, 2014 9:12 am

    Go the guys that dye their hair!

  9. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 9:24 am

    but the people who have served this country and not themselves can go jump!

    Well, it’s not like it was a wedding or anything.

  10. TB Queensland permalink
    November 11, 2014 9:25 am

    Who’s the guy behind Putin? If looks could kill!

    No wonder they put him next to The Abbott … for support I suppose … y’know just in case Putin had taken Abbott seriously … but then who does … 🙂

    Re WWII vets … a story told over and over again … isn’t it?

  11. November 11, 2014 9:36 am

    “Who’s the guy behind Putin?”

    Stephen Harper.

  12. Walrus permalink
    November 11, 2014 9:42 am

    “”………. chin dribbling commie jiz from the monks catlic throat choking by the end of the week “”

    Was your former career that of a letter writer to Hustler ?

  13. Walrus permalink
    November 11, 2014 9:43 am

    “”I am now recanting and fully support them in their derision of this most petty and vindictive worm.””

    So you now support prepaid booing ?

    By the way………………..got any proof………..?

    And how come they also booed John Howard ?

  14. TB Queensland permalink
    November 11, 2014 9:44 am

    Thanks, ToSY … knew I’d seen him … explains his “position” and “look” … 😆

  15. TB Queensland permalink
    November 11, 2014 9:47 am

    Beam me up! Hockey!

    I wish …

  16. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 9:51 am

    And how come they also booed John Howard ?

    cos he was a fucking prick too 😉

  17. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 9:52 am

    The hunter hunts his prey

    What a fucken whimpering moron

  18. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 9:56 am

    By the way………………..got any proof………..?

    What, proof that the PM’s office organised the seating at the event?

    Besides, he has form

    THE death of Margaret Whitlam caused such an outpouring of saddened fondness that comments by the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, linking her passing with the sins of the Whitlam government appear to have struck an extremely wrong note.

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/abbott-accused-of-scoring-cheap-points-in-his-tribute-20120318-1vdou.html

  19. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 10:09 am

  20. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 10:11 am

    bishop has a “Cheryl Kernot moment”

  21. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 10:25 am

  22. TB Queensland permalink
    November 11, 2014 10:32 am

    This arrived about half an hour ago from a “friend” …

    Subject: Pickering:- It’s Time!

    I used to say that I would go to Margie’s funeral to pay my respects but I would go to Gough’s funeral to make sure he was dead. Of course that is quite uncalled for and in extremely bad taste now that he has gone.

    But to be honest, he disliked me intensely and I detested him. As the Left today will recall with sombre reverence his many legacies, I will remember him for the irreparable damage he caused this nation, damage that will continue to last generations.

    I recall his economic illiteracy, the unwavering belief in himself, his disdain of mere mortals and his self-acclaimed intellectualism, it was painful. Had he been competent in the slightest, it was a pain I could have endured.

    Gough, with his corrupt Cabinet, was unable to serve two complete terms of Office and what he did serve was utter mayhem.

    The Left decry his sacking but Gough, bereft of supply, was quite prepared to go down in flames and take the nation with him.

    The ensuing general election was an exercise in what the Australian people really thought of him.

    Crean, who printed money like there was no tomorrow. Connors, who tried to borrow even more from a shady loan shark called Khemlani. Cairns, the unabashed communist root rat. Attorney General Murphy, who escaped jail by dying. Grassby the drug lord who dressed with the light off.
    “Gough’s team made Gillard’s look like the Luton Boys’ Choir.”
    Just one example of Gough’s economic empty headedness was his grand idea to provide housing for young Labor voting couples who could not break into the housing market (much like today). He dumped a borrowed $500 million (a lot in those days) into the banking sector at a ridiculously low rate of interest.

    Instead of assisting young couples, the banks predictably lent the money to existing home-owners who upgraded to bigger, better homes. Why not? After all they had the security in their current homes the banks wanted. Not one new house was built and the resultant increased demand on existing houses put them even further out of reach of the young couples, who were supposed to vote Labor, but in the end they didn’t.

    But Gough’s real crown of thorns was his Schools’ Commission and his fixation with phonetic spelling. The real legacy left by Gough is the kids of today who cannot spell, or construct a sentence.

    But never mind, Gillard’s Labor fixed that with a multi-billion Gonski scheme that will do nothing to educate teachers, but will certainly ensure they are paid better.

    Kids now lack communication skills, the ability to express themselves, and there is no-one to teach them because the teachers of today were Gough’s pupils of yesterday.

    English Expression and Latin are lost subjects, exchanged for ethereal ideological Social Studies’ subjects that extol a global-warming hoax and a One World Government.

    Yes, that’s the real legacy of Gough… kids without communication skills who in frustration resort to violence to explain themselves and journalists without the ability to sub-edit their own work.

    Most wars are fought between nations who don’t speak the same language and if one has lost the art of its own language what chance has interpretive negotiation?

    Prepare for an avalanche of teary tributes today but my tears are for my kids and my country.

    LARRY PICKERING 2:00PM 21 OCTOBER 2014

    Pickering had to wait until Gough couldn’t reply … apart from the silly ramblings … Pickering is obviously cowardly …

  23. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 10:49 am

    Meanwhile, the people who are doing the actual fighting for yabots posturing, are being hit harder than was initially reported

    The wife of a serving RAAF member about to be deployed to Iraq has lashed the federal government’s “insulting and non-consultative” pay offer and cuts to allowances.

    ……………..

    She told Fairfax Media her husband would lose his Members with Dependents food allowance under the proposed pay offer, which is worth $4905 annually.

    At the same, her husband will receive a pay rise of just $1280 annually in line with the below inflation 1.5 per cent offer – leaving her and her family $3625 worse off each year.

    “I could live with 1.5 per cent but it’s the other stuff they are cutting, they don’t talk about the allowances. It’s kind of a low blow,” she said.

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/raaf-wife-lashes-governments-insulting-pay-offer-20141110-11jut2.html

  24. Walrus permalink
    November 11, 2014 11:04 am

    “”What, proof that the PM’s office organised the seating at the event?””

    Well well…………….silly PM’s office. Fancy thinking that on such a solemn occasion that 2 former PMs could actually put their personal differences aside for an hour or so to pay their respects.

    Obviously the PMs Office overestimated their depth of character ay………. TomR ?

    🙂

  25. TB Queensland permalink
    November 11, 2014 11:09 am

    Just read the link, TR … its pretty much how the ADF is usually treated …

    … my son served in E Timor for 12 months (he was transferred to the UN) with one day’s leave in Darwin … (they lived in Townsville).

    … when his wife asked for help after a bad storm she was told by the Welfare Officer … “your in the green machine now, live with it” … (we flew her and my grandson down to live with us) … by contrast though when he was in Bougainville his sergeant arranged weekly help for her … my son discharged saying he’d only seen my two year old grandson son for six months of his life …

    … and we all know about “compensation” … when it comes to the ADF .

    Wonder if the word mutiny has been uttered?

    This government is still picking on the vulnerable …

  26. TB Queensland permalink
    November 11, 2014 11:11 am

    Off to see “Interstellar” (burning some of my cinebuzz points in GC – two free seats)

    Review to follow …

  27. Walrus permalink
    November 11, 2014 11:13 am

    “Interstellar” = “Interstinker” apparently

  28. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 11:14 am

    Obviously the PMs Office overestimated their depth of character ay

    Obviously the PMs Office accurately estimated yabots depth of character ay………. wally ?
    🙂

  29. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 11:19 am

    I have already had one review on the filum around the office TB. Dominated by mood music apparently, at the expense of discernible dialogue

  30. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 11:20 am

    Don’t know about “shirtfronting”, but this one is just creepy

  31. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 11:36 am

  32. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 11, 2014 1:48 pm

    Nice photo of Julie Bishop, but…

  33. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 2:06 pm

    I AGREE!. It was vomit inducing yomm.

    But what is your opinion of a catty attack on Gillard doing it by bishop, and saying that pollies should be above that sort of thing, and then turning around and doing the same bloody thing later on.

    Do you not think it hypocritical?

  34. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 11, 2014 2:15 pm

    I think Julia Gillard should issue a press release calling Julie Bishop a hypocrite!

  35. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 2:20 pm

    She doesn’t need to yomm, it is just obvious, to most of us.

    But the question remains, do YOU think it is hypocritical?

  36. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 2:21 pm

    Perhaps he is trying to work out how to fit in “open for business” alongside “Lest We Forget”?

  37. November 11, 2014 2:24 pm

    I’d like to see them in a headlock fight.

  38. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 11, 2014 2:26 pm

    I still think she should reply to the outrageous hypocrisy. That way we could all get some entertainment

  39. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 11, 2014 2:36 pm

    Hypocrite!
    No. You are
    Am not. You are
    Takes one to know one
    Duh
    La,la,la,la,la. I can’t hear you

    It’s about time we got back to basics in politics.

  40. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 2:36 pm

    It’s a pretty straight forward question yomm. It’s a surprise a private school advocate like yourself finds it so difficult to formulate an answer.

    Or are you waiting for the Principals acknowledgement first?

  41. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 11, 2014 2:38 pm

    Didn’t I say- the outrageous hypocrisy?

    Now….la,la,la,la,la…

  42. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 2:51 pm

    Didn’t I say- the outrageous hypocrisy?

    Well, to be honets, I thought you were talking about what you thought was perhaps Gillards opinion there, not yours. You see, you went off on a bit of a hissy tangent there for a while.

    You do seem to be very fixated on Gillard and her apparent opinions, why is that yomm?

    At first, I thought it was your lunch money. But now I wonder? Is it perhaps another reason? 😉

  43. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 3:03 pm

    honets ❓ 😯

    Obviously I was having difficulties with honest y:)

  44. Walrus permalink
    November 11, 2014 3:40 pm

    “”Obviously I was having difficulties with honest y””

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm…………………..

    I suppose its caused by the same difficulties you have with fact s

  45. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 3:40 pm

    Poor widdle hockey. It’s all those nasty numbers fault.

    Treasurer Joe Hockey has declined to deny independent analysis indicating a $51 billion hole in his budget, blaming tumbling iron ore prices for putting pressure on the bottom line.

    What happened to “no excuses” grubmint?

    The Treasurer has put Labor on notice saying the opposition will need to eventually help the government address the deficit, if it is serious about restoring the budget to surplus.

    Sorry hockey, but how much “help” did you give the previous Government?

    Although, this opposition has a good reason not to back this budget, unlike the previous opposition, whose reason was “well, it’s what oppositions do”

    But Labor’s Treasury spokesman, Chris Bowen, said the opposition would not back the government’s “unfair budget” because it was “fundamentally bad for the economy”.

    And Mr Bowen said Mr Hockey’s warning about diminishing revenues flew in the face of his previous claims in opposition that Australia did not have a revenue problem and accused the Treasurer of abandoning his May budget.

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/joe-hockey-does-not-deny-analysis-showing-51-billion-hole-in-the-budget-blames-falling-iron-ore-price-20141111-11k70l.html#ixzz3IixJGEo2

    Of course, they could simply re-instate the Carbon Prie and Mining Tax, that would go a long way to fixing the issue. So would getting the money from foreign companies evading their fair share of tax. Oh, that’s right, hockey sacked most of the people who used to do that.

    facepalm

  46. Tom R permalink
    November 11, 2014 3:45 pm

    I suppose its caused by the same difficulties you have with fact s

    Yes, it’s a struggle finding the sheer number of facts to fill the gaping holes in your comments wally.

    I’ll content myself with just picking a few of those holes and plugging them 😉

    After all, some of us need to work for a living. Dole Cheques don’t sign themselves 😉

  47. armchair opinionator permalink
    November 11, 2014 3:57 pm

  48. November 11, 2014 4:12 pm

    So what happened to all the “shirtfronting” bullshit macho he-man talk…..??

    #YouBetYouAre

  49. TB Queensland permalink
    November 11, 2014 4:33 pm

    Review “INTERSTELLAR”

    “Interstellar” = “Interstinker” apparently

    Yep …

    Dominated by mood music apparently, at the expense of discernible dialogue

    Yep … very indiscernible actually, TR, mumbles/accents/helmets/poor diction didn’t help.

    The Minister

    ⭐ ⭐

    Me

    ⭐ (even Matt Damon was bad)

    How many years have we been watching films on the big screen now?

    I can only think that the graphics/SFX were good and a couple of vignettes – (eg the docking scene with Matt D)

  50. Walrus permalink
    November 11, 2014 4:39 pm

    “I can only think that the graphics/SFX were good and a couple of vignettes – (eg the docking scene with Matt D)””

    OH MY GOD !

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=docking

  51. TB Queensland permalink
    November 11, 2014 4:40 pm

    … blaming tumbling iron ore prices for putting pressure on the bottom line.

    What happened to “no excuses” grubmint?

    It was Labor’s fault … that would be the adult approach, surely …

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

    Popped in to Bunnings after the cinema ….

    Guess who was running the Sausage Sizzle …

    4 RAR !!!

    ‘Cause it was Remembrance Day I was wearing a RAEME and NS lapel badge … so went and said hello … asked them if they were supplementing the new pay rise … mixed reaction!

    Most laughed but a couple really fired up … and as I said rightly so …

    You should try it, next time you see a bunch of grunts, Wally … make sure you wear your CPA* lapel badge, hey? 😉

  52. TB Queensland permalink
    November 11, 2014 4:43 pm

    … blaming tumbling iron ore prices for putting pressure on the bottom line.

    What happened to “no excuses” grubmint?

    It was Labor’s fault … that would be the adult approach, surely …

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

    Popped in to Bunnings after the cinema ….

    Guess who was running the Sausage Sizzle …

    4 RAR !!!

    ‘Cause it was Remembrance Day I was wearing a RAEME and NS lapel badge … so went and said hello … asked them if they were supplementing the new pay rise … mixed reaction!

    Most laughed but a couple really fired up … and as I said rightly so …

    You should try it, next time you see a bunch of grunts, Wally … make sure you wear your CPA* lapel badge, hey? 😉

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

    OH MY GOD !

    Oh, your dog alright … you must be desperate if that’s the first thing you thought of …

  53. Walrus permalink
    November 11, 2014 4:48 pm

    “Oh, your dog alright … you must be desperate if that’s the first thing you thought of …”

    I only found out the meaning from a gay girlfriend who was describing a couple of police arrests in a park near where she lives a few weeks ago by chance.

    Just co-incidence that you used the term just now LOL

  54. TB Queensland permalink
    November 11, 2014 5:01 pm

    Yeah, sure, Wally …

    … from a gay girlfriend …

    … are you a lesbian? Mmmmm … explains a lot of your comments … 😯

  55. Walrus permalink
    November 11, 2014 5:19 pm

    “… are you a lesbian? Mmmmm ”

    Mrs Walrus’ high school friend lives in an apartment overlooking Sydney Park in inner city St Peters (near Newtown in Sydney). It has a growing gay population and is starting to rival the traditional Oxford Street Surry Hills/Darlinghurst area. In fact it has much better restaurants

    She witnesses a lot of …………ahem………..””incidents” ………..even during the day.

    LOL

  56. TB Queensland permalink
    November 11, 2014 5:35 pm

    Chuckle … I’ll bet … that’s Mexicans for you …

    Funny world … it dawned on me that Muscovites have more freedom in their Brisbanites do at the moment …

    During that bloody, Interstellar … I though a Blackhawk was landing on the fkn roof!

  57. TB Queensland permalink
    November 11, 2014 5:37 pm

    Funny world … it dawned on me that Muscovites have more freedom in their CITY than Brisbanites do at the moment …

  58. November 11, 2014 5:58 pm

    “overlooking Sydney Park in inner city St Peters ”

    I used to walk my dog in that park….

  59. TB Queensland permalink
    November 11, 2014 6:03 pm

    GUFFAW!!!!

  60. Neil of Sydney permalink
    November 11, 2014 6:06 pm

    “Of course, they could simply re-instate the Carbon Prie and Mining Tax, that would go a long way to fixing the issue.

    Really?? How come it didn’t go a long way to fixing the problem when Rudd/Gillard were in power? Mining tax most probably cost as much to administer as the revenue it gained.

    “So would getting the money from foreign companies evading their fair share of tax.

    And what did Labor did about this when in power??

    Fact is Labor created the problem and had no solution. There was always going to be a surplus but it never happened.

  61. November 11, 2014 6:27 pm

    Kneel believes that nothing should be done about foreign companies evading their fair share of tax, because…LAAAAAABOR!!!

  62. November 11, 2014 6:28 pm

    Even Bill Heffernan can smell the stench…why can’t freemarketfundamentalist Tony of South Sewer?

  63. Walrus permalink
    November 11, 2014 6:31 pm

    “I used to walk my dog in that park….”

    Then you would be familiar with the tall Zenix apartment block that overlooks it near the Princes Highway Sydney Park Road corner. Must be right on the border with St Peters

    http://www.metroland.com.au/p6_Zenix-Erskineville.html

  64. Walrus permalink
    November 11, 2014 6:32 pm

    Lots of rustling in the bushes there these days apparently. And the rustlers don’t have 4 paws.

  65. Walrus permalink
    November 11, 2014 6:36 pm

    I was interested in purchasing one of the penthouses in that block last year . After having a look at the joint I enquired about the strata levies………………………………………………$3,800 per quarter.

    That is not a misprint

    Suffice to say ……..I passed it up

    Too much common area, older lifts, plus the usual massive pool and gym

  66. Neil of Sydney permalink
    November 11, 2014 6:42 pm

    Kneel believes that nothing should be done about foreign companies evading their fair share of tax, because…LAAAAAABOR!!!”

    No. I just find it strange that Labor people are all of a sudden interested in this particular topic. It just seems insincere.

  67. TB Queensland permalink
    November 11, 2014 6:47 pm

    … are all of a sudden interested …

    Unlike you, Kneel, some of us are interested in bringing tax cheats to heel whoever “owns” Parliament …

  68. November 11, 2014 6:53 pm

    “you would be familiar with the tall Zenix apartment block”

    No built after my time Walrus… I suspect the whole area has changed a lot…

    “$3,800 per quarter.”

    Yeah – I’ve been looking at buying an investment property in Melbourne – same story – $3000 per quarter for a one bedroom apartment..

    Naturally I’ve stopped looking.

    If there’s a crack in the China economy any time soon we’re all fucked.

  69. Neil of Sydney permalink
    November 11, 2014 7:17 pm

    “Unlike you, Kneel, some of us are interested in bringing tax cheats to heel whoever “owns” Parliament …”

    No. It just seems to me that Labor supporters are playing politics.

    Same goes with kids in detention. When Labor was locking up record numbers of children i did not see much protest. We had to wait until a Coalition govt to be elected before we got an official inquiry.

    But you can play politics if you want.

  70. November 11, 2014 7:31 pm

    “Even Bill Heffernan can smell the stench…why can’t freemarketfundamentalist Tony of South Sewer?”

    Bill Heffernan? You think he adds credibility to your conspiracy theory?

    Next you’ll be quoting some leftoid-captured consumer advocacy group or other.

  71. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 11, 2014 7:36 pm

    For 20 years I’ve expected King St to get a little more attractive. It still looks like a hovel.

  72. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 11, 2014 7:45 pm

    Speaking of Sydney, this seems balanced –

    ”IT’S one of the great cities of the world. Fantastic culture, infrastructure — and paradise for sports lovers.
    But every time I go there, I leave frustrated.
    Frustrated with Sydney, for failing to get it right.
    ———-
    It shouldn’t be like that, but I know I’m not the only Sydneysider who feels this way.
    We should look to Melbourne and learn from Melbourne.
    Otherwise the gap is only going to widen.

    http://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/why-melbourne-makes-me-angry-as-a-sydneysider/story-fno61i58-1227119731285

  73. November 11, 2014 7:48 pm

    “The parliament, which has to approve the agreements, is yet to see the text of either agreement.”

  74. TB Queensland permalink
    November 11, 2014 7:51 pm

    Next you’ll be quoting some leftoid-captured consumer advocacy group or other.

    Yeah, like, Choice, hey, ToSY …

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

    For 20 years I’ve expected King St to get a little more attractive. It still looks like a hovel.

    Mexicans just love fat … fatberger in Melbourne … be careful where you walk … do you wear masks?

  75. November 11, 2014 7:51 pm

    ” You think he adds credibility to your conspiracy theory?

    Next you’ll be quoting some leftoid-captured consumer advocacy group or other.”

    No, I recognised a while back that no amount of critical scrutiny of the TPP would darken your ideological predisposition for dropping your drawers for ‘free’ trade ‘agreements’ (of which the primary likely ‘victims’ get no chance to ‘agree’ or not).

  76. November 11, 2014 7:56 pm

    “The parliament, which has to approve the agreements, is yet to see the text of either agreement”

    I’m not that naïve.

    Neither are you.

    I’ve previously outlined why both sides will rubber stamp it.

    Think bipartisan privacy invasion & internet strangulation legislation recently rushed through. The same principle applies.

  77. November 11, 2014 7:58 pm

    By that I mean they will rush it through without requisite consideration of the actual public good.

    I’m not suggesting they’ve seen the text yet.

  78. November 11, 2014 8:01 pm

    “no amount of critical scrutiny of the TPP”

    You’re all over the shop. You complain you’re not being told what’s in it, but claim you’re giving it critical scrutiny. Neat trick.

  79. November 11, 2014 9:38 pm

    Well, wasn`t `that` a big surprise. Our national pretender went to water as soon as the `real-deal` was in reach. On the up-side, the easily impressed won`t have to find a replacement to easily impress them, l suppose. #yay-team

  80. November 11, 2014 9:46 pm

    ”””Two Western Australian World War II veterans(#pensioners.?) who received honours for bravery have been invited to a lunch with the Australian(#WHY.?) and British(#why.?) prime ministers, but will have to pay their own way to Canberra(#Why.?) and meet all expenses for the trip.”””

    #is it punish old codgers week.? there doesn`t seem to be any up-side here.?

  81. November 11, 2014 10:23 pm

    ”””nothing should be done about foreign companies evading their fair share of tax, because…LAAAAAABOR!!!”””

    Yeah sure dunny, usually l`d say he`s lucky the squirrels haven`t stored him for winter. But as it has played out, many of these bludging corporations are paying ZERO, or near-zero tax. For the last 6-years (between-knifings and internal self-destruction) teabag-lite `could` have changed this trough-snouting arrangement. lnstead, they fcuked about with a `super-profit` tax that raised sweet fcuk-all.

  82. November 11, 2014 10:44 pm

    ”””make sure you wear your CPA* lapel badge”””

    and if you really want to impress, mention you have your `own` cubicle

  83. November 11, 2014 10:47 pm

    Nanny Roxon Teabag?

    So somebody with a legacy as the one person in history that triggered the most significant precedent in health reform history against the most powerful drug pushing multinational cartel on the planet peddling the most heinous highly toxic and addictive product. killing humans with for profit..

    Is a nanny because you pay more for a packet of smoke smack?

    What a fucking imbecilic drug fucked ass smear…
    Are you one of those George Bandass…Timmy IPA Libertarian fucktards?

  84. November 11, 2014 10:56 pm

    But you can play politics if you want…..No. I just find it strange that Labor people are all of a sudden interested in this particular topic. It just seems insincere.

    More pungent dick cheese icing from our fact resistant trough cake decorating liar

  85. November 11, 2014 11:31 pm

    teabag-media at it again, boardroom `may` not be as negligent as previously indicated
    http://rinf.com/alt-news/featured/western-news-suppression-downing-mh-17-malaysian-jet/
    _________

    as we all know,
    painting `things` an ugly green color repulses people to the extent that they no longer wish to use those `things`, (it has worked well for military equipment),

    and we also know that when price gaps exist between white-market goods and black-market identical goods, consumers never choose to save money and buy black-market goods, not cds, not dvds, not sports shoes, not high-end fashion knock-offs, not in `our` perfect nanny state,

    and we have to thank, our beloved founder, nanny roxon, for her `devotion` to denying another product to the black-market, that will not be sold by the same guys that sell `ice` and guns to kids and the stupid,

    All Hail Nanny Roxon!!!

  86. November 11, 2014 11:53 pm

    ”””they will rush it through without requisite consideration of the `actual` public good.””’
    #of course they will, `public good` is an expensive non-requirement these days
    .
    ”””I’m not suggesting they’ve seen the text yet.”””’
    #hell, l wouldn`t even suggest that they`d even bother to look at the text in this case, each `team` will take their `turn` in fcuking us over with it, and they know it

  87. Dianne permalink
    November 12, 2014 7:11 am

    You make me laugh Walru s. Honets ly.

  88. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 7:17 am

    For the last 6-years (between-knifings and internal self-destruction) teabag-lite `could` have changed this trough-snouting arrangement.

    Were you asleep during those years, or so busy banging out inanities on your keyboard that reality passed you by?

    One of Treasurer Joe Hockey’s first acts in office was to roll back Labor’s measures to tackle profit shifting and improving tax transparency – effectively handing back $1.1 billion to big global firms.
    ……
    In government, Labor introduced tax integrity measures that would have kept billions of dollars of revenue in Australia, and as a constructive federal opposition, committed to policy solutions, Labor is working on new ways to tackle tax avoidance.
    ……
    So while Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey keep working to open corporate tax loopholes, Labor will keep working to shut them down.

    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/australias-stance-on-tax-avoidance-out-of-step-says-bill-shorten-20141030-11ea47.html

    as we all know,
    painting `things` an ugly green color repulses people to the extent that they no longer wish to use those `things`,

    You obviously slept through all those articles posted by the Kouk exposing the oz’s pale attempts to make similar claims that you are alluding to. I get it, you don’t like the green packets on ya smokes. Then it works!

  89. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 7:25 am

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott says coal is still the “foundation of prosperity” for “now and the foreseeable future”, despite the premier climate research body warning fossil fuels must be phased out by the end of the century.

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/coal-is-the-foundation-of-prosperity-for-foreseeable-future-says-prime-minister-tony-abbott-20141104-11gh7k.html

    Apart from the fact that this flies directly in the face of the available scientific evidence, it also flies in the face of reality. As our grubmint dismantles all of our forward thinking developments and policies, and rolls it all back to put all its eggs into the one limited coal basket. But this looks more and more foolhardy and ideologically driven than based on any reasoned analysis. And it does not bode well for our country I fear.

    The results of India’s latest solar auction are in, and it is bad news for developers of Australian coal projects – solar PV is cheaper for Indian users than the electricity price needed to pay for imports of coal from Australia.

    http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/solar-cheaper-in-india-than-imported-australian-coal-60317

  90. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 7:28 am

    lol Dianne 🙂

  91. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 8:23 am

    🙂

  92. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 8:28 am

    It’s official, yabot IS Brave Sir Robin

  93. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 9:38 am

    This paragraph sums it up pretty well imo ao

    Let’s just be clear what these trade deals are about. They have nothing to do with “free trade,” in spite of the fact that the media routinely use that term to help sell TPP and TTIP. The formal trade barriers in the form of tariffs and quotas are already very low. This means that the traditional argument of gains from trade does not apply. These pacts are about putting in place a set of pro-business rules and regulations that would never pass through the normal political process.

    I mean, look at the Japanese ‘free trade’ deal. They retain a large portion of their subsidies, while we have given away all of ours. And that is after giving away our automotive industries for them, and who knows what was promised in regards to submarines.

    Free Trade ROFL

    It just begs the question, what did yabot get for his family out of it? It seems to be how things are determined in this country now.

  94. armchair opinionator permalink
    November 12, 2014 9:38 am

  95. November 12, 2014 9:42 am

    Tom R that ironing one is piss funny….

  96. November 12, 2014 9:43 am

    Here’s one for Squeal

  97. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 9:44 am

    DOH ao, not s subscriber at Crikey anymore 😦

    (We are in an alleged Budget Emergency (although mine seems to have been going on for 20 odd years )) 🙂

    But this might be tied in

    The most detailed breakdown yet of global fossil fuel subsidies has found that the US government provided companies with $5.2bn for fossil fuel exploration in 2013, Australia spent $3.5bn, Russia $2.4bn and the UK $1.2bn. Most of the support was in the form of tax breaks for exploration in deep offshore fields.

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/11/rich-countries-subsidising-oil-gas-and-coal-companies-by-88bn-a-year

  98. TB Queensland permalink
    November 12, 2014 9:49 am

    Some of us have been talking about this for some years, KL, Toillette?

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-11/voters-want-right-to-recall-poor-performing-mps-survey-says/5882440

  99. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 9:54 am

    It’s a classic isn’t it Ricky. And it doesn’t look shopped at all 😉

    Meanwhile, Labor making the right move here imo.

    “Labor held a number of talks with Abbott government ministers to explore any options we could find to get this policy back on the rails and restore investor confidence,” Mr Butler told Fairfax Media.

    “But it is clear from the discussions that the Abbott government remains committed to making deep cuts to the renewable energy target that will be enormously damaging to the industry.

    “On that basis Labor has reached the view that there’s no value in continuing these discussions because there is no prospect of reaching an agreement.”

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/labor-walks-away-from-ret-negotiations-20141111-11kkze.html

    Will they grow a spine though with regards to sending more soldiers back into Iraq? Mission Creep? or the plan all along?

  100. November 12, 2014 9:57 am

    For those of you panicking about a secretly-negotiated TPP being quietly ushered through parliament to the detriment of ordinary citizens, here’s what happened when another such trade agreement was put to the ‘people’.

    “Many of the letters’ signatories might support an ultimate TPP agreement and are supporters and practitioners in the field of international intellectual property law. But they state their collective fear that continuing to follow a closed process where the public is informed only through leaks will doom the agreement to the fate of the last secretly negotiated intellectual property agreement – the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

    “Like TPP, ACTA was negotiated under unprecedented secrecy with the public informed of its contents mainly through leaks. The result of the secretive process was rising public distrust, erupting in mass protests and criticism upon the finalization of the agreement. The EU parliament followed with a rejection of ACTA by an overwhelming margin of 478 (opposed) – 39 (in favor). The Obama administration has not presented ACTA to Congress or otherwise expressed its intent to ratify the accord.”

    http://infojustice.org/archives/31217?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer46d92&utm_medium=twitter

    Perhaps our own parliamentary process will ‘rescue’ us from the current ‘conspiracy’, once it gets to see the details.

  101. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 10:03 am

    ELECTION NOW! TB? ❓

    I don’t know, it sounds ideal, but all I can see is Chaos. No-ones ever happy, no matter what happens. Next thing, we’ll be having parents voting Principals in and out 😯

    As tempting as it is to get rid of a wanker like pyne NOW() , we’re stuck with him for the interim. How else do we learn not to make such an abysmal mistake again? It would become a revolving door of vested interests pushing their barrows. A constant election footing.

    That’s how I see it panning out anyhow 😉

  102. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 10:05 am

    Perhaps our own parliamentary process will ‘rescue’ us from the current ‘conspiracy’, once it gets to see the details.

    Perhaps if it was another Parliament, but this one ……

    Dog help us all 😦

  103. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 10:08 am

    I’d also ask Tony, did the letter above change anything, or is the TPP still as secretive as it was back then?

    Has the ISDS system changed in any way since then?

    (I think we know the answer to both) 😉

  104. November 12, 2014 10:09 am

    “Perhaps if it was another Parliament, but this one ……”

    Yeah, I’ve been trying to tell you guys democracy is not all it’s cracked up to be. 😉

  105. November 12, 2014 10:22 am

    I don’t know much about ISDS, Tom R, but I did find this enlightening.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Investor-state_dispute_settlement

  106. November 12, 2014 10:34 am

    Tony I and my publisher are holders of copyright… and they dont speak for me I can assure you…
    There is much steamrolling going on with this TPP and lots of lobbying by the big Cartels….
    What sort of fucktard would be signatory to a foreign company litigating for restricting business if they had a resource licence revoked for breaking environmental laws…

    Or making a company the copyright police for another company with a broken business model.

  107. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 12:07 pm

    Yeah, I’ve been trying to tell you guys democracy is not all it’s cracked up to be.

    Especially when you lose 😦 😉

  108. armchair opinionator permalink
    November 12, 2014 12:11 pm

    “…Yeah, I’ve been trying to tell you guys democracy is not all it’ser was cracked up to be…”

    I don’t think we’ve ever had one, we have what they have allowed us and that is the right to vote in a labor or liberal party to have total power and control over us at each election.

    …To start with the most egregious example, one of the main goals of the United States is to establish a system of special courts that would override the legal system in each country, including the United States. These investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) tribunals would have the final say on most matters involving conflicts with foreign investors.

    The rationale for a system of ISDS is that foreign investors may be wary about investing in a country without a tradition of an independent judiciary that can be trusted to treat them fairly. While this may be an arguable position in some cases, does anyone really think that German, Dutch or US courts can’t be trusted to treat foreign investors fairly?

    In addition to establishing this extra-legal structure, these deals would also limit the ability of national and state governments to impose environmental regulations, workplace safety regulations, food safety regulations and Internet privacy regulations. It could also limit the ability to have labor regulations like a higher minimum wage or rules on paid sick days”…

    No public interest in any of that is there?
    These secret agreements are a treachery to the citizens of the countries involved, no wonder it’s a total blackout of info. Why can’t we hold the politicians to account for agreeing to these trade deals without first getting public approval and consent?

  109. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 12:13 pm

    I don’t know much about ISDS, Tom R, but I did find this enlightening.

    I found this enlightening. It is a link I have put up before. While I see the use in IDS, I don’t think we should be pursuing any until the system itself is rectified. Their is far too many examples of it being misused imo for it to continue in the form it presently has.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/isds-the-devil-in-the-trade-deal/5734490#transcript

  110. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 12:18 pm

    I don’t think we’ve ever had one, we have what they have allowed us and that is the right to vote in a labor or liberal party to have total power and control over us at each election.

    Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott and Clive Palmer might disagree AO 😉

  111. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 12, 2014 1:40 pm

    ”Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott and Clive Palmer might disagree AO

    What a trio of duds.

    • Windsor talked a lot but was mainly motivated by his decades long bitterness towards the National Party. It caught up with him and he ended even more bitter, but without anywhere near the popularity he’d enjoyed.

    • Oakeshott went from being an immensely popular local rep, who was perceived to reflect local interests, to being one who demonstrated that he really had no idea about the conservative nature of his constituency.

    • Don’t hear anyone barracking for “Go Clivey” anymore. Bombastic, self-important and all his influence is bought in cash. Palmer represents the very worst in a new way.

  112. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 12, 2014 1:52 pm

    A couple of dozen independents like Andrew Wilkie or Ted Mack (or Senator Xenophon) would make a huge and beneficial impact.

  113. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 2:07 pm

    What a trio of duds.

    ELECTION NOW!

    I can just imagine the revolving door of Principals at your little school yomm, in until they do something (or don’t do something) that meets with your specific standards at that specific time.

    One big rolling election, brought to you by yommsnothappy! 😉

  114. November 12, 2014 2:16 pm

    ‘Don’t hear anyone barracking for “Go Clivey” anymore.’

    Yes, funny about that.

  115. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 2:43 pm

    Palmer represents the very worst in a new way.

    If only anyone could have foreseen that a billionaire buying his influence in parliament could go bad … oh wait.

  116. Tom R permalink
    November 12, 2014 2:44 pm

    Mind you, at the moment, the pups are the ones responsible for holding up some of the worst in the budget, so …………..

  117. November 12, 2014 3:22 pm

    Mind you, at the moment, the pups are the ones responsible for holding up some of the worst in the budget, so …………..

    Or, some of the best, depending on whether you’re regurgitating Labor talking-points your point of view.

  118. armchair opinionator permalink
    November 12, 2014 3:24 pm

    “…If only anyone could have foreseen that a billionaire buying his influence in parliament could go bad … oh wait…”

    I think everyone knew that, who the hell voted for him and thought he would be good for the nation anyway?
    Next we’ll have Gina and twiggy running for office or buying up all the media for their own political propaganda and public influence, we already have that other squillionaire Malcolm turnbull deciding how best to get more $ to his business mates.

    Big business is writing government policy and openly siphoning off government funding while telling the paupers they have to tighten their belts, tells you exactly what kind of people are representing us.

    IT’S TIME
    to turf the lot of them out along with their think tanks and secret funding vehicles that show no donor names or amounts. Lets start again from scratch as they are all corrupt and corrupted, as is our entire political system.

  119. Walrus permalink
    November 12, 2014 4:27 pm

    “Big business is writing government policy and openly siphoning off government funding while telling the paupers they have to tighten their belts,….”

    Is there a problem with that ??????????????????

  120. November 12, 2014 5:01 pm

    LOL….!

  121. armchair opinionator permalink
    November 12, 2014 5:37 pm

  122. TB Queensland permalink
    November 12, 2014 6:27 pm

    Yes, funny about that.

    Why don’t you, dicks, ever get sarcasm? ? ? ? 🙄

    Clivey’s been overshadowed by a sheepish little lass from Tassie … 🙂

    Go Clivey! Please!

  123. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 12, 2014 6:40 pm

    F**KING ABBOTT!!!

    First he gets ISIS off side, because he objects to the rape, enslavement, compulsory religious conversion that they use to build a new vibrant nation.

    Everyone knows that all the objecting will only make them grumpier.

    Now his stupidity is demonstrated about Russia!! In saying Russia should cough up and apologise for supplying weapons to the people that use them to shoot down civilian aircraft Russia is giving us some “show of strength”!!!

    THE AUSTRALIAN Defence is monitoring Russian naval vessels that are heading through international waters to the north of Australia.

    Channel 7 news is reporting that Russian warships are “steaming toward Australia” in a “show of strength”

    ABBOTT IS GOING TO F**KING WELL KILL US ALL!!

    http://www.news.com.au/national/russian-warships-heading-to-australia/story-fncynjr2-1227120928528

  124. November 12, 2014 6:47 pm

    “You’re all over the shop. You complain you’re not being told what’s in it, but claim you’re giving it critical scrutiny. Neat trick.”

    Erm…no.

    Only if you cherry pick my words and distort their meaning.#notafreetradewhore

  125. November 12, 2014 7:05 pm

    That’s the best you can come up with?

    Guffaw!

  126. November 12, 2014 7:32 pm

    “A couple of dozen independents like Andrew Wilkie or Ted Mack (or Senator Xenophon) would make a huge and beneficial impact.”

    Indeed!

    *while shamefully, Xenophon is pure evil for trying to obstruct the exploitation of gambling addicts…

    #gonickthethinkingpersonsadvocatefromsouthaustralia

  127. November 12, 2014 7:33 pm

    “That’s the best you can come up with?”

    I need not ‘come up’ with anything.

    I reject your assertions.

    You are defending ideals. I am not.

  128. November 12, 2014 7:34 pm

    #governmentoversightandconsumeradvocationisforleeeeftists

  129. November 12, 2014 7:37 pm

    “That’s the best you can come up with?”

    Yeah…coz, obviously I spent all day thinking up a couple of sentences for retort. 🙄

    How unlikely that I just read your response.

    #nightshiftcunt

  130. November 12, 2014 7:39 pm

    “*while shamefully, Xenophon is pure evil for trying to obstruct the exploitation of gambling addicts…”

    Xenophon is an answer looking for a question. A rulemaker looking for a rulebreaker. A cause looking for a rebel.

    Plus, he’s from South Australia!

  131. November 12, 2014 9:05 pm

    An advocate looking at issues that the majors would rather turn a blind eye towards, more likely.

    Xenophon got where he is by initially championing the NoPokie crusade. He’s been doing that for years before anyone outside of this state ever heard of him.
    He probably has vested interests, but they aren’t nearly as pronounced as the colluding main partys.

  132. November 12, 2014 9:06 pm

    He will keep getting voted back in because his electors discern his credibility.

    Bernardi also makes the grade here, what a strange world.

  133. November 12, 2014 9:11 pm

    Yeah, Xenophon flirted with anti-Scientology. Until he realised nobody gave a fuck. How quickly he forgot.

  134. November 12, 2014 9:20 pm

    Prove Scientology isn’t real!

    Maybe it’s the same ‘god’ all of the other fantasists make their shit up about?

  135. November 12, 2014 9:23 pm

    As for Xenophon, he’s one of a handful of serious political representatives who bothered to visit my workplace & listen to the issues which were forcing it against a wall.

    To his credit.

    And given the population of the region, there was no vote bonanza to be had by him for doing so.

    He’s worth more than you realise.

  136. November 12, 2014 9:27 pm

    “In a speech to the Senate on 17 November 2009, Xenophon labelled the Church of Scientology as a criminal organisation, making allegations of members experiencing blackmail, torture and violence, labour camps and forced imprisonment, and coerced abortions, echoing other criticisms of Scientology… In September 2011, Xenophon said he was disappointed with a Fair Work Ombudsman’s final report into the Church of Scientology.”

  137. November 12, 2014 9:31 pm

    “Xenophon flirted with anti-Scientology. Until he realised nobody gave a fuck.”

    Or, perhaps he was championing those harshly treated by Scientology?…until he ran into the wall which is the can of worms which would be opened by putting religious institutions & their financial & social status under the microscope (anathema for politicians).

    I’m sure people gave a fuck…how many is debatable. All religions tend to close ranks on such things because they perceive the existential threat to them all if allowed to play out publically.

  138. November 12, 2014 9:33 pm

    I knew you couldn’t prove Scientology isn’t real. Ergo, god must be real. 🙄

  139. November 12, 2014 10:29 pm

    ””””””””THE AUSTRALIAN Defence is monitoring Russian naval vessels that are heading through international waters to the north of Australia.

    Channel 7 news is reporting that Russian warships are “steaming toward Australia” in a “show of strength””””””””””#RoFL

    #can we surrender and hand-over mr-rabbit to the `real-deal` to get him to turn his war-chariots back.?

  140. November 13, 2014 7:03 am

    “He’s worth more than you realise.”

    Agreed.

  141. November 13, 2014 11:22 am

  142. TB Queensland permalink
    November 14, 2014 12:32 pm

    I’ve always liked Xylophone … dedicated and I’d say honest in what he says and does … that doesn’t mean I think he gets it all right …

  143. armchair opinionator permalink
    November 14, 2014 1:53 pm

  144. January 10, 2015 2:26 pm

    To me, it seems that to threaten the leader of one of the most powerful nations on earth with physical violence is not indicative of the true statesman-like behaviour which I believe we have a right to expect from our leaders.

  145. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2015 3:24 pm

    I think you’re a bit picky Albert

  146. TB Queensland permalink
    January 10, 2015 4:44 pm

    I think you’re right, AL … ToM’s usually wrong …

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