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November 26, 2014



We saw Hunger Games Mockinjay Part 1 today.

Then we went home.






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  1. November 26, 2014 6:34 pm

    Very informative TB! 🙂

  2. Tom R permalink
    November 26, 2014 7:17 pm

    You got out alive.

    That’s certainly something to brag about 😉

  3. TB Queensland permalink
    November 26, 2014 7:22 pm

    One of my better attempts I thought, sreb …

    Costing me a fortune to watch Yankee shite!

    Obviously a Robber Baron* film – how can we make money without doing much … and we’ll suck ’em into Part 2! (Guess what – not this little duck)

    But true to TGT values I share the shite around …

    Wally,will appreciate it … the shite and the film … or the shitty film … or the filmy shite … ya know what I mean …

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    November 26, 2014 7:30 pm

    You got out alive.

    Yep … and I had the Mockingjay Special meal for lunch … three fries/three slider (we asked for all Wagyu – but Jeffrey knows us) and a beer or glass of wine … $37.50 … add another two wines and a hot chocolate and no change from $80.0!

    Luckily we go go to the cinema enough to have got these tickets for “free” …

    Luckily Christmas is near … the kids always buy us (on request) GC … E

    Exodus looks good – and The Water Diviner (although Crowe’s last thing “Noah” – was utter crap – walking fkn rocks indeed! It was like reading the bible again … oh, wait …

  5. TB Queensland permalink
    November 26, 2014 7:31 pm

    … and I had the Mockingjay Special meal for lunch …

    that’s a correction “we” had the Special … pensioners we are …

  6. Tom R permalink
    November 26, 2014 7:46 pm

    Must have been a great movie, since we all know all about the lunch, but the movie …..

    I didn’t mind Noah (yea, everyone else hated it)

    I thought it rang truer than the novel, especially the walking/talking rocks (reminded me of the Never Ending Story (funny, so does the novel of the movie)

    I only just saw Guardians Of the Galaxy recently. Restores my faith in the movie industry, there is still hope

    And the soundtrack. What a classic. 😉

  7. TB Queensland permalink
    November 26, 2014 8:00 pm

    TR, you must be a fan of Star Troopers?

  8. Tom R permalink
    November 26, 2014 8:00 pm

    Starship Troopers?, the first one, yes, that was fun too

  9. November 26, 2014 8:16 pm

    Spoiler Alert, TB saw a movie 🙄

  10. Tom R permalink
    November 26, 2014 8:32 pm

    which one?

  11. egg permalink
    November 26, 2014 9:02 pm

    Interstallar looks crap.

  12. Walrus permalink
    November 27, 2014 1:32 pm

    “We saw Hunger Games Mockinjay Part 1 today.

    Then we went home.”

    What ??????????????????????

    You suddenly realised you had already seen the pirated version…………..?

  13. TB Queensland permalink
    November 27, 2014 3:00 pm

    You suddenly realised you had already seen the pirated version…………..?

    If its available I pay for it … and mostly its crap …

    How’s the search for GoT going?

    And the poem?

  14. December 1, 2014 8:24 am

    Teabag Panic Arrives In Queensland.

    The Victorian election results have caused panic among the Queensland Newman Teabags, and enough of a panic for the Limited-News monster to run the following in their fictional master-piece, teh-oz.

    ”””Campbell Newman’s members plead with Abbott Government to fix Budget mess ahead of Queensland election.

    NEWMAN Government MPs are desperate for Prime Minister Tony Abbott to fix up his Budget mess, fearing they’ll be punished at the ballot box like their Victorian counterparts.

    Some senior LNP figures are concerned debate over the Abbott Government’s unpopular Budget measures will leach into next year, eclipsing Premier Campbell Newman’s case for re-election.

    The Courier-Mail understands MPs were told last week that recent poor polling for the Newman Government could be attributed to the Abbott Government’s unpopularity.

    It is understood MPs want contentious federal Budget issues to be addressed so they can have clear air to sell their policies. Half of the voters in Victoria who threw out the first-term Napthine Government on the weekend nominated the Abbott Government as a key factor in their vote.

    “Unless they (the Abbott Government) start getting rid of some of their unpopular policies, we’re still going to get guilt by association,’’ one MP said yesterday.

    Another senior MP last night said they needed to see funding certainty for Queensland before going to the polls.

    Labor is expected to repeat its high-profile campaign attack from Victoria where they linked Mr Abbott to the state administration.

    Mr Abbott was described as “box office poison’’ by a Liberal strategist in the final days of the Victorian campaign.

    A Queensland poll is expected in March. However, it can be held as late as June 20 and there is speculation Mr Newman may delay amid ongoing poor polling showing Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk a realistic chance of gaining government.

    There is speculation the Queensland LNP vote is already poisoned after Mr Newman experienced a surge in popularity but the party’s support went backwards in the latest Courier-Mail/Galaxy Poll results.

    Mr Newman yesterday didn’t comment on whether Mr Abbott’s performance could impact on his re-election chances.

    “I’m not a political commentator,” he said. “What I know is in this state you’ve got a very strong team, a very strong plan, and we have been working very hard over the last few years to turn this state around. There are many runs on the board already but there’s a lot more to do. We go forward to the election proudly talking about our strong plan for the future.”

    Senior minister John-Paul Langbroek said he would welcome Mr Abbott’s support in the election campaign, saying Queensland was a “completely different situation” to Victoria.

    Not everyone was as confident, however.

    “You cannot dismiss the Abbott factor and I think it would be a very brave Newman Government that goes (to the polls) early now thinking Christmas is going to be enough of a buffer,” one MP said.

    One party figure said if the Abbott Government did not “get its act together” it could hurt at the Queensland election.

    The Victorian result is expected to prompt hostilities with the Abbott Government as the Newman administration seeks to distance themselves from their Canberra colleagues.

    A key criticism of defeated Victorian Liberals, including from former premier Jeff Kennett, was that they didn’t call the Prime Minister to account.

    Mr Kennett said the Federal Government’s policies were a “shambles’’.

    “There’s more than barnacles (the Abbott Government is) going to have to clean up before Christmas,’’ he said.

    Labor is banking on the “Abbott effect” playing a part.

    “Abbott is replicating the Newman year one agenda — broken promises and cuts that are hurting people,” one Labor strategist said.

    The Napthine Government became the first Victorian administration in 60 years to be bundled out after just one term in office on Saturday, and the “Abbott effect” was considered a factor by both sides.

    Mr Abbott visited the campaign just three times and on one visit, a Napthine staffer was recorded saying “oh s—” when the pair staged an impromptu embrace for the cameras.”””

    # The main thing Limited-News and the Newman Teabags overlook is, the demographics of Queensland is very different to Victoria (and NSW) and these States have a much smaller ratio of bumpkins. Queensland is full of bumpkins, that will continue to vote National.


  15. December 1, 2014 8:44 am

    Over at Rinehart`s Luvvy Outfit, they are pulling apart the Victorian election results too, reporting on some of Mr-Rabbits lies, that may have influenced Victorian voters.

    ””””Victorian state election 2014: Tony Abbott’s spinners deluding themselves.

    The Abbott government is deluding itself if it truly believes what senior ministers are furiously spinning after the Napthine government was tipped out of office after a single term.

    If you believe Kevin Andrews, Andrew Robb and Scott Morrison, the performance of their government had virtually nothing to do with the decision of Victorian voters, and Bill Shorten is dreaming when he suggests it did.

    The contrary view was expressed by one veteran Liberal yesterday: “If they can’t see that this was a referendum on their policies, let’s see how this plays out on federal election day.”

    Andrews, the Minister for Social Services, kicked off the defence when it became clear that Denis Napthine was headed for the high jump. “I think we have to separate fact from fiction,” he said.

    Essentially, the spinners’ case boils down to four arguments that do not stand up to scrutiny. Let’s go through them.

    Argument one was that an Ipsos Fairfax poll published on November 10 reported that only a quarter of those surveyed said the federal government’s performance had made them less likely to vote for Napthine.

    In a tight election, I would suggest this is a very high number. I also suspect it would have been higher after the final week of the campaign, after the “barnacle debacle” and the debate over whether the government was “lying” when it said the cuts to the ABC and SBS were not a broken promise.

    The second argument goes like this: the Victorian Coalition was between four and six percentage points behind Labor for three years, so how could Abbott have made things worse?

    Robb, the Trade Minister, is a very capable politician and campaign strategist, but struggled when pushing this argument on Sunday, especially when he argued that, once you get a “flat line difference for a long period of time”, the game is usually up.

    Aside from being a bad portent for the Abbott government, it ignores the fact that the Coalition had a comprehensive strategy to lift its vote, culminating in a pre-election budget that was swamped by the bad news and broken promises in Abbott’s May budget.

    To suggest that the gap was set in concrete is an unfair indictment of the Liberal party machine in Victoria, Naphine and his colleagues.

    The third argument is perhaps the most superficially attractive. If Abbott was so toxic, the argument goes, why isn’t Labor travelling better in the other states?

    “When you look around the country – I mean, in NSW, here, the Baird government is 10 points ahead,” Immigration Minister Morrison told The Bolt Report. “The Newman government [in Queensland] is 8 points ahead.”

    What the argument ignores is the common sense of voters. They might be angry with Abbott in NSW and Queensland, but their anger at the state alternative is still very, very strong.

    In contrast, Victorian Labor carried less baggage, having only just lost the last election.

    This is a point Bill Shorten would do well to remember. Memories of the turmoil and dysfunction of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years are still fresh, and will be Abbott’s biggest weapon if he responds to the message from Victorian voters, especially about the need for fairness and honesty.

    The final argument, and the weakest, was expressed by Robb, who says he spent a lot of time in the electorate of Bentleigh on polling day and “there was not a word about Abbott”.

    All that says is that Victorians are very polite, even when they’re angry.”””’

    # l tend to agree that Shortmens part in alp leadership dysfunction (knifing`s) will still be remembered by many voters next Federal election. So will the dodgey caucus results that ran-over Albo`s supporters.


  16. December 1, 2014 9:10 am

    It seems they are learning over at my abc, they use a quote from Victoria`s attorney general, and `balance` it with a quote from SA. Now they`re learning.

    ””””’The outgoing Victorian attorney-general Robert Clark said the main reason for the Coalition’s loss was the inability to effectively sell its message to voters.

    He said federal factors also influenced the result.

    “The Abbott Government budget has been a distraction for the Victorian Coalition in terms of us conveying our messages,” he said.

    “It’s taken attention, it’s made it more difficult for us to get across to Victorians all the benefits that we were bringing, in particular our most recent budget.”
    SA Liberals play down any federal impact

    Meanwhile, South Australian Liberal Opposition Leader Steve Marshall was playing down suggestions that federal policies might have an impact on a by-election in the SA seat of Fisher next weekend.

    “I know that (Labor Premier) Jay Weatherill wants to talk about Tony Abbott because his own performance has been so appalling,” he said.

    “He wants to talk about Tony Abbott I want to talk about Fisher.

    “The things that are important to Fisher – jobs, lowering cost of living and the future of the next generation.””””’

    # More fun in Fisher next weekend, lets hope Mr-Rabbit encourages a `good` result there too. Stand Clear! Luvvy Truck coming thru!


  17. TB Queensland permalink
    December 7, 2014 8:56 pm

    And on Wednesday, The Minister for War, Water, Finance and Fun, and I, will review Exodus: Gods & Kings …

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