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QLD ELECTIONAGEDDON!

January 30, 2015

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My wasn’t it smart of Campbell Newman to pull a snap election during the holiday season…

#WheresTony?

 

 

 

 

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  1. Neil of Sydney permalink
    January 30, 2015 11:35 am

    Can’t believe this.

    Queensland with a State debt bigger than NSW and Victoria combined want to go back to the people who produced this debt.

    Beats me why people find Labor so attractive because economic numbers under Labor are usually bad.

  2. TB Queensland permalink
    January 30, 2015 11:42 am

    That’s because you are a rusted on LNP Lackey … surpr-i-i-i-se …

  3. Neil of Sydney permalink
    January 30, 2015 11:49 am

    Said the man who voted for Keating when unemployment was at 11% and had been and continued to be in double digits for a long time.

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    January 30, 2015 1:04 pm

    I actually met Paul Keating when he was in Brisbane in 1992 on the day the National Training System was introduced … a great system that the Liberals have allowed to deteriorate … again …

    Each era is different, Kneel … like all Liberal rusted ons you live too much in the past and never the future …

  5. Tom R permalink
    January 30, 2015 2:34 pm

    Beats me why people find Labor so attractive because economic numbers under Labor are usually bad.

    Monty Python might know better than you nIl 😉

  6. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 30, 2015 2:38 pm

    It will be funny if Campbell Newman loses his seat.

  7. January 30, 2015 2:52 pm

    Very funny…and Abbott’s bowels will curdle with further unrest if the result is the (expected) severe repudiation of the LNP.

  8. TB Queensland permalink
    January 30, 2015 2:52 pm

    It will be funny if Campbell Newman loses his seat.

    Ironically funny, ToM … Noddy began his state career as the leader of the LNP parliamentary Opposition without a seat … he’ll (more than) likely be a Premiere without a seat …

  9. January 30, 2015 8:32 pm

    Hands up who thinks Neil’s head will explode if the Qld LNP do ‘less than well’ this weekend.

    Anyone who votes against them will be to blame for Qld’s ills for the next century!

  10. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 31, 2015 1:01 am

    Hands up who thinks Neil’s head will explode…

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSV1V_1V6M0Bm1SdVy06rqqq92KotYTLns-bsWdprFILPs5Y7VI

  11. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 31, 2015 1:04 am

  12. January 31, 2015 9:01 am

    Well, it`s D-Day. Today kneel gets to find out whether Qld is sick of riding the tea-trolly, or, if Qld is just sick of noddy `steering` the tea-trolley. #kneel.rides.alone

  13. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 10:18 am

    THE party people of Brisbane have spoken, and they won’t be told how to vote.

    Queensland’s nightclub faithful have responded with fierce opposition to anti-Labor text messages sent from some of the capital’s biggest clubs on the eve of the state election and they won’t be told.

    http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/queensland-election-2015-brisbane-nightclubs-family-cloudland-send-anti-labor-texts-on-election-eve/story-fnjwnhzf-1227203023322

  14. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 11:56 am

    We’ve decided to watch the Tally Room tonight too … should prove to be entertaining … wonder if I can talk The Minister into a drinking game … if suggested “strong” I’d be pissed by eight …

    Hi, Ho, Hi, Ho, its off to vote we go …

  15. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 31, 2015 12:41 pm

    Perhaps there’s been a concerted effort by business to campaign for campbell after being asked to do so, or required to do so if they want their funding to continue.

    There was a bit of outrage on twitter and facebook regarding the RSPCA sending out a letter asking donators to vote LNP

  16. January 31, 2015 3:00 pm

  17. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 3:18 pm

    I see Noddy Newman has decided to really join the Opposition .. his “new” wife “Lisa” is actually his opponent, Kate Jones …

    More Journalism at its best … who employs these people? Oh, wait its Rupert @ Co …

    http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/live-follow-the-action-from-the-queensland-election-2015/story-fnj4alav-1227203038419

  18. January 31, 2015 4:34 pm

    Hey Nil go suck yourself off gargle, then blow it up your own ass and felch yourself…

    What a contemptible piece of shit Newman is .. cant wait till he loses his seat…

  19. January 31, 2015 6:12 pm

    Just tuned in to Sky to see how big the swing might be, forgetting Queenslanders don’t do daylight saving – something to do with curtains and cows.

  20. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 6:17 pm

    In my case having to reset eight clocks …

    But in reality in deference to the school children in outback Queensland who have to travel in that extra sunshine … needs a broader perspective than business and politics …

    Its not QLD’s fault Mexicans can’t take one from 24 and start/finish work earlier instead of shifting the fucking time about twice a year …

    And of course the sunshine state gets plenty of – guess what … without “chasing” the fkn stuff …

  21. January 31, 2015 6:21 pm

    DRESS SENSE SHOCK!

  22. January 31, 2015 6:23 pm

    Oh dear, if this is true (which remains to be seen) Neil’s going to have a cardiac arrest…

  23. January 31, 2015 6:25 pm

    “DRESS SENSE SHOCK!”

    I’d love to see what they wear to Centrelink.

  24. January 31, 2015 6:27 pm

    “Oh dear, if this is true (which remains to be seen) Neil’s going to have a cardiac arrest…”

    Richo on Sky said you should take no notice of exit polls, they are facking bullshit.

    (He didn’t actually use those words, but you get his drift.)

  25. January 31, 2015 6:28 pm

    *facking?

  26. January 31, 2015 6:42 pm

    I just checked, and TB is correct. Mexicans do have daylight saving.

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

    So do all these countries (and continents). Won’t someone think of the school children?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time_by_country#Daylight_Saving_Time_rules_as_of_2015

  27. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 7:39 pm

    POLLING booths have closed across Queensland.

    QUEENSLAND’S LNP government led by Campbell Newman is in real trouble, according to a Galaxy exit poll for the Nine Network.
    The exit poll of 17 electorates is showing a swing against the Liberal National Party of 16.8 per cent.
    Labor needs a universal swing just over 12 per cent to snatch back government.
    The LNP has 73 seats in the 89 seat parliament, Labor has nine, while the Katter Australia Party has three and there are four independents.
    At least 45 seats are required for either the LNP or Labor to form a government.

    17 … eat yer heart out … Richo on Sky said … whimper away, ToSY …

    I just checked, and TB is correct.

    Chuckle, you needed to check? After all these years, ToSY …

    But you know I meant, anyone south of the Qld border – just for the lurkers benefit … let’s not obfuscate the reality …

    So do all these countries (and continents). Won’t someone think of the school children?

    Obviously not (and especially you it seems – your sarcasm reflects a cold heart for children around the world) …

    … as an adults its wonderful sitting outside a Pommie pub a ten o clock (in daylight) with a scrumpy in front of you … but I also recall trying to get to sleep as a kid in summer …

    Iggorance is bliss I s’pose …

  28. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 8:41 pm

    Newman loses Ashgrove !

    Who will sacrifice their seat?

    LOL!

    And it looks like ALP WILL take government … despite I told ya so … Richo … chuckle …

  29. January 31, 2015 8:42 pm

    Dont let the door hit you on the ass on the way out fuckwit…

  30. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 8:45 pm

    A heavy afternoon thunderstorm may have slowed their arrival, or perhaps recent exit polling has dampened their spirits.

    er, did anyone in Brisbane see a storm?

    Where do these people live?

    Only two things slowed ’em down … Noddy Newman and The Mad Abbott!

    16.8%!!!

    And traditionally ALP voters vote later than LNP … ’cause they work on weekends! It should get better!

  31. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 8:46 pm

    Dont let the door hit you on the ass on the way out fuckwit…

    You’re too kind, RP, I hope its a swinging door …

    Where’s Kneel?

  32. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 8:48 pm

    But that could be much later on Saturday night, with the count in his seat of Ashgrove and across the state looking like they will both be extremely close.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/lnp-election-party-a-slow-starter/story-e6frfku9-1227203559408

  33. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 8:52 pm

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/qld-election-2015/

    Great choice of thread heading … sreb …

  34. January 31, 2015 9:01 pm

    Must be your sign TB Good work 🙂

  35. January 31, 2015 9:11 pm

    yeah l`m watching qld-vote too TB (on-my-abc24) #ashgrove a-green said noddy was kicked-off the tea-trolley but only 40% of vote is counted, fcuked if l can understand how a-green could say that, wouldn`t a ballot-box stuffed full of pro-teabag votes fcuk them up. Yeah sure, l understand it when 90% is counted, the `point-of-no-return` has been reached.

  36. January 31, 2015 9:29 pm

  37. January 31, 2015 9:43 pm

    lt is not only nice to see the qld-teabags get a pounding, it is also interesting that greens and pups are snaring votes, tho not seats. Only `one` seat is `indie`/`other` so far. #kneel.rides.alone

  38. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 9:50 pm

    Noice to see that QUEENSLANDERS! can’t be fkn fooled! Too …

    Who is John BJP anyway!

    Noice … poster RP…

    You’ll be pleased I sent an email to my local (ya know – the sign! As RP said!) who won by over 60%!

  39. January 31, 2015 9:54 pm

    Jone wins #ashgrove, just made `victory`/`thankyou` speech, no sign of noddys `speech` yet.

  40. January 31, 2015 10:03 pm

    Newman Lost his seat….

    hahahahahahahahhahahahaha!!!

  41. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 10:07 pm

    January 31, 2015 8:41 pm

    Duh!

    And I still don’t get long service leave! 🙄

  42. January 31, 2015 10:07 pm

    anthony green just put up his `chamber` predictions, at this stage, 1-alp can make majority/own-right govt, 2-alp minority govt, 3-teabag minority govt possible, 4-teabag `own-right` govt IMPOSSIBLE, #Congratulations.Queensland

  43. January 31, 2015 10:07 pm

  44. January 31, 2015 10:29 pm

  45. January 31, 2015 10:34 pm

    abc24, chamber of 89 seats, seats-won teabags-39, alp-44, other-3, (undecided-3) anthony predicts teabags-40, alp-46, other-3 will be the final result. Noddy starting concession speech, with `my political career is over` #yay #guffaw

  46. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 10:41 pm

    ABC prediction LNP 40 seats ALP 46 seats …

  47. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 10:42 pm

    AUSTRALIA wins Asia Cup Final 2-1!

  48. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 10:42 pm

    Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!

    Where’s Toillette … 🙂

  49. January 31, 2015 10:54 pm

    Where’s Neil….. 🙂

  50. January 31, 2015 11:00 pm

    Where’s Neil….. 🙂

    Looking up felching and buying a packet of party straws

  51. January 31, 2015 11:14 pm

    Yeah l noticed the tea-trolley riders tend to evaporate on days like today, and ballots show their regular blather is wrong. The silver-lining is Qld has just junked a 1st-term teabag govt, joining Vic in junking a 1st-term teabag govt, making a TREND. A trend among 45% of the population (vic25%,qld20%,approx) of Aust. The teabags will now be even more unhinged once they realize nearly half the population is prepared to incinerate 1st-term teabag govt/s. 🙂 #what.a.shame #shh-blib

  52. TB Queensland permalink
    January 31, 2015 11:37 pm

    Queensland Premier Campbell Newman lost his seat of Ashgrove.

    The result came as a Galaxy Poll to be published in NewsCorp’s Sunday newspapers showed the Abbott government behind the Opposition 57 to 43 per cent on a two-party preferred basis, compared to 55 to 45 per cent in December.

    The prime minister’s personal approval rating is wallowing at 27 per cent.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/pm-facing-poll-election-double-whammy/story-e6frfku9-1227203628460

  53. February 1, 2015 9:16 am

    Funny as fuck!

    The repudiatory trend against the Coalition is real !

    Abbott at the press club tomorrow is likely to be exquisite torture. Here’s hoping they flay him slowly.

    And yes, TB, great game of soccer football last night!

  54. February 1, 2015 9:45 am

    lt`s not even 24 hours since the qld-teabags imploded, and it looks like it has set in quite a bit of teabag-panic in canberra. So what happens on my abc insiders.? Barrie gets blib on the show, the first half of the slot was okay and blib sounded reasonably good giving the teabags a kicking. Second half of the slot, blib waffles in about a `republic`. FFS blib, STFU, let mr-rabbit wallow in the `pond` of unpopularity, don`t jump in and join him. WhereTF is Albo.? #shut.up.blib

  55. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 10:05 am

    Truly warms the heart to see that liberal party ‘austerity for some of us’ has been totally rejected by the public. The lies and deceits, the phony audits have angered people to the point that they say ‘just go!’
    They’ve treated people as fools for too long.

  56. February 1, 2015 10:18 am

  57. February 1, 2015 10:23 am

    “”They’ve treated people as fools for too long.””

    Yeah, and yet they still don’t get it. Jane Prentice last night and Brandis this morning moaning on about how they “failed to sell their message effectively” or “failed to bring the public along with them.”

    They still treat voters like a pack of thick mugs who can be easily manipulated by Murdoch’s ratbag stable of rags.

    The reality is that the people knew exactly what was going and didn’t like what was happening so they gave them the heave.

    I’m almost weeing myself with excitement about the prospect of Abbott’s appearance at the NPC tomorrow. It’s going to be fascinating.

    I wonder if slept well last night? (Actually who gives a flying fk)…

  58. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 11:15 am

    They think it’s a matter of marketing, still think we have to swallow their poison pills.

    Nobody wants to buy what they’ve put up for sale, product is flawed!

  59. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    February 1, 2015 11:16 am

    Contemporary Queensland – “we’ll get out of this if we put it in reverse…”

  60. February 1, 2015 11:33 am

    ”””almost weeing myself with excitement”””

    l wish l could join you in your excitement and weeing, alas, the press-club are devotees and will most likely continue accepting mr-rabbits blather without challenge, as they have for the last six years or so. l really think it is too much to expect the teabags to implode `and` teabag-media to discover reality all in the one week.

  61. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 11:34 am

    Abbott has just given an unannounced presser [ABC24] where he ended by saying that the lesson is not to give up on their reform agenda, but they need to communicate it better.

    There you go voters, you will be reformed, no matter what you want.

    #stillnotlistening

  62. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    February 1, 2015 11:41 am

    “flay him slowly

    He’s finished, and a week ago I thought he’s last another year. Now I doubt that he’ll last another week.

    It’s nice to see people hating professional political bulls**t artists, maybe they’ll start to understand that (these days) harsh punishment is dished out by the electorate to politicians that break their word.

  63. February 1, 2015 11:44 am

    ”””not to give up on their reform agenda”””

    l reckon that`s good news armchair. The dense imbecile will shore-up more states of voters against him. The main problem is stopping the other-team giving him life-lines, blib needs muzzling for a start.

  64. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 11:45 am

    I like what dick smith is selling

    Dick Smith calls for a new brand of capitalism:
    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/dick-smith-a-new-brand-of-capitalism/6020550

    ‘‘The present form of growth that our economic system requires—which is basically perpetual growth in the use of energy and resources—is not sustainable,’ said Mr Smith.
    Anyone with any brains knows that it’s not possible to have perpetual anything in a closed system.’…

    He’s called for more discussion of how we can create a new system of capitalism with a different type of growth.

    ‘Growth in quality, growth in efficiencies, and removing waste … not just using more and more, because we will destroy the world for our kids,’ said Mr Smith…

  65. February 1, 2015 12:02 pm

    yeah l saw #dicksmith talking the `new-capitalism` up a couple a weeks ago, it`s in the same vein as `new-economy` renews use, and `new-conservation` enviro-groups use. They are all correct, but are also largely all powerless to actually `do` them. Dear old #dicksmith has jumped on these band-wagons before, but like most of his type, didn`t actually `practice` any of these things when they `actually` had the power to. #Ex.Boardroom.Conscience.Easing

  66. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 12:02 pm

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    February 1, 2015 12:07 pm

  68. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    February 1, 2015 12:12 pm

    Just as a matter of interest is all this talk of Abbott’s demise-
    A media beat up?
    Uninformed speculation?
    Murdoch undermining a government he doesn’t like?
    Journalists just talking to each other?

    I seem to recall that when Gillard’s tenuous grasp on the leadership was discussed, a few allocated one of the above points to it.

    …and does the election of ALP governments in Victoria, and now Queensland (and Abbott’s likely demise) demonstrate the pervasive power of the vast media, military, mining and Murdoch conspiracy?

  69. February 1, 2015 12:28 pm

  70. February 1, 2015 12:28 pm

    mr-rabbit is most likely a dead-duck for the same reason joolya was yomm, the `toxic-groundwork` they laid themselves, for joolya `no-caron-tax`, for mr-rabbit `govt-of-no-surprises`, both lynched with the ropes they made

  71. TB Queensland permalink
    February 1, 2015 12:29 pm

    Contemporary Queensland – “we’ll get out of this if we put it in reverse…”

    That’s Noddy Newman driving … he wanted everyone else to push … most preferred to walk ’cause he couldn’t steer properly …

    Now I doubt that he’ll last another week.

    I’d be surprised … if the LNP is smart they’ll get it over with as quickly and painfully painlessly as possible … but they don’t believe in euthanasia do they?

    If only they understood that most voters are pretty well educated now (both formally and via the IT explosion) … and pollies just don’t/can’t speak off the cuff (ie honestly) …

    And the Federal LNP’s policies in particular are on and off like a prostitutes knickers … and we don’t know if the ALP have any knickers on at all …

  72. TB Queensland permalink
    February 1, 2015 12:46 pm

    Tony Abbott: Congratulates the #socceroos. Mentions latest ISIS killing. Commiserates with Newman.
    Doesn’t mention @AnnastaciaMP/ALP at all.

    And was noticed in at least half the households in Qld …

    The man looked/sounded like he was truly in denial …

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

    … demonstrate the pervasive power of the vast media, military, mining and Murdoch conspiracy?

    WTF does that mean, ToM? This bit has me fascinated “military”?

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

    mr-rabbit is most likely a dead-duck for the same reason joolya was yomm

    Not the same at all … as I’ve pointed out before, the internal leadership struggles within the ALP brought them down … and Abbott’s LNP did not have any mandate to do anything … the ALP lost – the LNP didn’t win …

    In Abbott’s case it’s the PEOPLE who want him gone … not some LNP faction (as it was in the ALP) …

    The Rudd/Gillard/Rudd in-fighting was between the ALP factions and voters said if they can’t govern themselves they can’t govern the country …

    … with Abbott the people have said enough gaffes, lies, deceit and BS … go … and the income sucking policies they didn’t promise have to go and/or be properly targeted across the board …

    The LNP keep talking about communicating and listening and selling … I can tell as salesman most of my life selling either products, company targets or management concepts … if your product is shit … you will never sell it …

    Eliminate:

    Negative gearing

    Family trusts

    Post pollie perqs

    And I’ll start listening to other cuts …

    Oh, and convince me we have a budget crisis in the first place … ’cause everything LNP governments have been telling us is simply not true!

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

    Kneel, must be in church …

  73. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    February 1, 2015 12:54 pm

    Well TB, a while ago, when Rudd Gillard was under close scrutiny (a little like Abbott is now), most of the poor publicity was due to one of them, and military adventurism was mainly due to the might of the US military and their need for wars.

  74. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    February 1, 2015 12:56 pm

    …and the great news is that Clive Palmer has been relegated to irrelevant. Which is where buffoons belong.

  75. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 1:07 pm

    murdoch will always try to influence for the conservatives, if you noticed, the courier mail [qld’s only paper, murdoch owned] was with newman all the way and it was openly campaigning for him. Just as he did for abbott. Judging by murdoch’s tweets and his interventions it would appear that he owns the coalition! Murdoch has no interest in informing people of the daily news, he wants to prejudice their thinking to the views of the daily rupert.

    Obviously the govt so on the nose because of their austerity policies, the return of the police state and their removal of anti corruption bodies that nobody could save them. Rupert’s paper tried very hard though

  76. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 1:09 pm

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    February 1, 2015 1:11 pm

  78. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 1:14 pm

  79. February 1, 2015 1:27 pm

    “”Abbott has just given an unannounced presser [ABC24] where he ended by saying that the lesson is not to give up on their reform agenda, but they need to communicate it better.””

    Wow! That’s just extraordinary. He’ll be gone by Friday.

  80. February 1, 2015 1:40 pm

    “The people of Australia elected me as Prime Minister and they elected my government to get on with the job of governing our country,” he told reporters in Sydney today.

    “The important thing is not to navel-gaze, it’s not to look at ourselves, it’s to get on with the job of being a better Government.”

    Quite right Tony! I wholeheartedly agree that you should stay as Leader of the LNP right up until the next election..

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-01/abbott-determined-to-stay-on-as-pm/6060490

  81. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 1:40 pm

  82. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 1:52 pm

    Thank goodness for optional preferential voting in qld.

  83. Tom R permalink
    February 1, 2015 2:14 pm

    WTF does that mean, ToM?

    I think he meant to say “exposed” 😉

  84. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 2:20 pm

    Corruption or freedom of political bribery?

    ICAC’s defining moment:

    http://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/opinion/topic/2015/01/31/icacs-defining-moment/14226228001439#.VM2ZStLQqSo

    …The New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption has been doing such a blistering job that it is inevitable it would face an array of brawny forces seeking to cut it down.
    Politicians, wealthy business interests and even a dedicated crown prosecutor are asking the High Court to clip its wings, if not ground it entirely. ICAC’s no-holds-barred inquisitorial process is being challenged by the rule-heavy adversarial system.

    …Ever since Barry O’Farrell went into the library with a pistol and terminated his premiership, conservative voices have called for the defenestration of the country’s most effective corruption-fighting body. In particular, to spare the gilded reputations of notable figures, there should be no more public hearings. Presumably there would be an exception for Labor politicians who are in the frame.

    The idea was splendidly ridiculed by former judge and ICAC commissioner David Ipp: “The whole raison d’être of ICAC is the exposure of corruption. The idea of exposing corruption behind closed doors is oxymoronic.”…

  85. TB Queensland permalink
    February 1, 2015 2:32 pm

    Well TB, a while ago, when Rudd Gillard was under close scrutiny (a little like Abbott is now), most of the poor publicity was due to one of them, and military adventurism was mainly due to the might of the US military and their need for wars.

    Could someone “please explain” to me what ToM is trying to say?

    Reminder: …and does the election of ALP governments in Victoria, and now Queensland (and Abbott’s likely demise) demonstrate the pervasive power of the vast media, military, mining and Murdoch conspiracy?

    Murdoch has control of the military too?

  86. Tom R permalink
    February 1, 2015 2:36 pm

    ould someone “please explain” to me what ToM is trying to say?

    newman might have been bad, but that redheaded bitch was worst than satan!

    If I’m reading it correctly 😉

    I might be suffering a bout of bias (or beer)

  87. TB Queensland permalink
    February 1, 2015 2:39 pm

    Shock turnover in Q’land outing okay govt.. Blank cheque to nobodies. Can’t ignore this a huge message to Feds. People have spoken!

    So STFU, Rupert! And get on with yer phkn phone tapping … yer just a Yankee fiddler … unless you have the right to vote fk off out of Aussie politics …

    I don’t think Murdoch realises that many people were saying this to Murdoch too!

    The whole Tory circus in denial lockdown …

    We live in hilarious times!

  88. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 2:53 pm

    The really funny thing TB is that rupert’s got huge media ownership, yet he’s taken to the free internet based twitter to rant voice his opinions 😆

    I had to laugh at this because it brought back memories!

  89. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 3:08 pm

  90. TB Queensland permalink
    February 1, 2015 3:20 pm

    If the LNP thinks the stalking horse etc. isn’t ready for the knacker’s yard they still don’t get the message …

    Prentice has always amused me … using the voice of “reason” to sell poison as a cure …

    She looks and sounds quiet but behind the calmness is a Joe Hockey cackling at the plebs …

  91. TB Queensland permalink
    February 1, 2015 3:35 pm

    And let’s not forget this little gem …

    The Galaxy poll commissioned by NewsCorp shows the Abbott government trailing the Opposition 57 to 43 per cent on a two-party preferred basis, compared to 55 to 45 per cent in December … He said the government wasn’t a popularity contest but “a competence contest”.

    Fail on the first count … NYC on the second …

    ….. Speaking on Sky News today, Attorney-General George Brandis conceded it had been a “shocker of a week” for government but moved to downplay suggestions Mr Abbott’s future as Liberal leader was more in doubt following the poll and election result.

    “There is no widespread appetite in the Liberal Party for a leadership change,” he said.

    You are what you eat … George … you may end up with a pretty achy tum, tum soon …

    http://www.news.com.au/national/abbott-on-the-brink-disaster-poll-and-shock-queensland-result-fuel-leadership-rumblings/story-fncynjr2-1227203975614

    The real problem of course who would really be any better than The Mad Abbott …

    Look is it a bird? Is it a plane? No its Super Rupert!

    (Just sayin’ … ) 🙂

  92. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 3:46 pm

  93. Tom R permalink
    February 1, 2015 3:47 pm

    From your link TB

    Mal Brough has also been urged to challenge the Prime Minister for leadership.

    Isn’t there still a case waiting for the AFP to investigate over ashby, or have the afp ditched that one?

  94. February 1, 2015 3:47 pm

  95. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 3:50 pm

  96. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 3:55 pm

    Isn’t there still a case waiting for the AFP to investigate over ashby, or have the afp ditched that one?

    Isn’t it funny how any liberal party cases just seem to sit in the AFP and DPP offices and never go anywhere. Much later down the track, after everything has blown over, we usually find they’ve quietly dropped them as ‘not in public interest’ or similar.

  97. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 1, 2015 4:02 pm

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  99. TB Queensland permalink
    February 1, 2015 5:53 pm

    Is it just me or does Lisa Newman look as if she’s taken some … thing?

    Very odd person …

  100. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    February 1, 2015 6:19 pm

    “Very odd person …”

    Possibly TB, and I bet there’s not much of this going on now!

  101. TB Queensland permalink
    February 1, 2015 7:17 pm

    C’mon Rupert … you can do better than that … we’ve seen you in action before …

    http://www.news.com.au/national/abbott-on-the-brink-disaster-poll-and-shock-queensland-result-fuel-leadership-rumblings/story-fncynjr2-1227203975614

    What about this?

  102. February 1, 2015 7:33 pm

  103. TB Queensland permalink
    February 1, 2015 8:41 pm

    Federal Politics 101

    Unit 001 – How to Stick Your Head Up Your Arse.

    FEDERAL Attorney-General George Brandis has warned against the coalition abandoning its reform agenda despite the Liberal National Party’s savage election routing in Queensland after one term.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/dont-abandon-reform-agenda-brandis/story-e6frfku9-1227204174482

  104. TB Queensland permalink
    February 1, 2015 8:42 pm

    Has Kneel got pissed … maybe he is just pissed off …

  105. February 1, 2015 9:08 pm

  106. TB Queensland permalink
    February 1, 2015 9:57 pm

    That’s a seller, RP!

    Has he got water on the knee?

  107. TB Queensland permalink
    February 1, 2015 9:57 pm

    That’s an opening BTW … 🙂

  108. February 1, 2015 10:37 pm

    ”””does Lisa Newman look as if she’s taken some .. thing?”””

    Ya`not alone TB, thought the same thing when l saw`em on telly during noddy`s concession. Let`s face it tho, if anybody needs chemical enhancement in their married life, l`m pretty sure Mrs-Noddy qualifies. Did ya`see Mrs-Rabbit in one of the xmas photos.? Mrs-Rabbit `looked` tranquilized.

  109. Neil of Sydney permalink
    February 2, 2015 1:23 am

    So in 2007 Australians voted out the govt who produced unemployment at 4% and voted in the govt who produced the highest unemployment since the great depression.

    Now they vote back in Labor in Queensland who produced more debt than NSW and Victoria combined.

    ALP/Greens voters are psychopaths. They do not care about people.

    Well goodbye Queensland. See you in unrepayable debt land.

  110. February 2, 2015 6:26 am

    Somebody has finally stopped hiding under his bed.

  111. February 2, 2015 9:29 am

    Ironically Abbot will be fighting for his political life with honesty being the core issue on the very ABC he promised untruthfully not to cut. Treat this window dressing tossfest with the contempt it deserves. Abbott has proved by his actions, legacy and historically he is both

    (A) Incapable of governing for the masses
    (B) Incompetently not fit for the job.
    (C) Cannot inspire leadership as he is despised by the electorate.

    As usual Nils has nothing but the same rhetorically vindictive rusted on wankery. He or she? doesn’t live in a society, rather exists in a byline slogan cut and paste from the strings of oligarch puppeteers and their lying apparatchiks.

    In Nils ignorant world, with an inability for empathy, he fails to realise that this social engineering wrapped in economic rationalism has a social consequence in an empowered democracy. Two 1st term Fiberal governments tossed because of their radicalism and lies.

    Un-repayable debt land is a reality, its where the Illuminati enslave ignorant consumer citizens by having lobbyists run political parties, subverting democracy with political apparatchiks compliantly perpetuating fear laden lies to fuel control and greed.

    Australia has a debt problem.. Murdoch wont pay his.

  112. February 2, 2015 9:49 am

  113. February 2, 2015 10:27 am

  114. February 2, 2015 10:33 am

    Neil just doesn’t ‘get it’.

  115. February 2, 2015 10:35 am

  116. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 2, 2015 12:26 pm

    Queensland politicians’ $91 million property portfolios
    http://linkis.com/independentaustralia.net/wgsF6

  117. TB Queensland permalink
    February 2, 2015 10:40 pm

    Just proves that if you pay politicians waa-a-a-a-a-ay more than everyone else’s peanuts – for LIFE! …………….You still get monkeys … not very adult one’s either …

    … maybe we should reduce pollies pay/perqs and get people serving who need a job … without cheating, lying, deception or theft …

  118. TB Queensland permalink
    February 3, 2015 10:38 am

    Robber Baron squirming … LOL!

    “In Queensland, we are not going to do anything without regulatory certainty, and I don’t want to do anything without bipartisan support.

    “I’m not interested in being treated like a political football.”

    With asset sales off the table, Mr Packer warned the incoming government against treating the three new integrated casino resort licences on offer as a cash cow.

    “The new government is going to have to balance their books. Historically, they would say what are the soft targets? But I’m not prepared to be a soft target,” he said.

    “What we are not going to do anywhere going forward is spend billions of dollars unless we’ve got certainty. We’re not going to be treated like a tobacco company. I think we do a lot more good than harm.”

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland-state-election-2015/james-packer-calls-for-certainty-in-new-queensland-government/story-fnr8vuu5-1227205587284?sv=7a80251f835f952ee1ff192ff7a575d7&nk=73882fa7e454b14c178faec503f5ffdf#itm=newscomau%7Cnews%7Cnca-news-most-read-state%7C1%7Cthe-couriermail%7Cindex%7Cnational-queensland&itmt=1422920185643

  119. TB Queensland permalink
    February 3, 2015 11:45 am

    I rather like The Brisbane Times’, John Birmingham, analysis …

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/its-not-the-voters-fault-you-idiots-20150202-133tp1.html

  120. Splatterbottom permalink
    February 3, 2015 12:03 pm

    Agreed, TB:

    The harm done to the LNP on Saturday was all self harm.

    And of all the wounds they inflicted upon themselves, none cut deeper and festered as poisonously as the threat that any seat voting for the Opposition could not expect a Newman government to deliver on any of its promises.

    There at least, was a promise you could trust them to keep. What stupid, arrogant thugs they were.

  121. TB Queensland permalink
    February 3, 2015 7:57 pm

    Something many of us in Queensland suspected …

    You can fool some of the people some of the time ….

    The Newman government was handing an Indian billionaire billions of dollars of taxpayer money for literally – literally – no reason.

    During the recent state election, both the LNP and Labor in Queensland broadly supported the Carmichael coal project by Indian mining giant Adani. The key difference was whether they were expecting the taxpayer to support it as well.

    Adani’s statement that it doesn’t need taxpayer assistance to get its enormous, controversial 60 year Carmichael coal project off the ground should have Queenslanders scratching their heads as to why it was being offered in the first place.

    Adani was offered $450m from the Newman government to help fund a rail project to deliver coal from its mine to its export port.

    On top of this, the LNP then offered to waive its right to collect, on behalf of the public, potentially billions of dollars in royalties for the start of the mine’s life, as an incentive to get the project off the ground.

    But after the LNP’s loss on Saturday, Adani have wasted no time coming out and reassuring Queenslanders that, never fear, the project will go ahead with or without Newman’s generous incentives to proceed.

    Hold the phones. Weren’t those incentives designed to secure a project that wasn’t able to go ahead without them?

    To say the least, the revelation casts light on the LNP’s very strange negotiating tactics. If you’re selling a car and the buyer says they’ll take it for what you’re asking, that’s normally the end of the deal. You don’t typically continue to haggle down your own price after the buyer’s already told you they’ll pay more.

    Mining and accountability were two key issues in the Queensland election.

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/03/why-was-newman-was-handing-out-billions-to-an-indian-coal-mining-company-that-didnt-need-it

  122. TB Queensland permalink
    February 4, 2015 7:51 pm

    The LNP is as thick as bricks and as useful as a two bob (20cents) watch!

    Mr McIver defended Mr Newman and said he believed voters were still open to the LNP’s ideas and reforms, but it may have moved too quickly.

    “Perhaps we tried to do too much in the three-year period,” he told ABC 612 Brisbane.

    “We tried to reform too much. And perhaps the people of Queensland are trying to say, ‘look – we support you but you need to take it slower’.

    “See, we won, nearly 42, we will probably end up winning 42 per cent of the primary vote and Labor will win 37 per cent of the primary vote even with that noose around our neck so people are saying yes, we support it, but not enough people are saying we support it, so we will probably need to have a slower process of reform, maybe that is what the issue is.”

    Mr McIver said the review would work out what went wrong with the campaign, with party research showing Mr Newman’s vote had increased in Ashgrove late last year …

    … Well-placed sources within the LNP said they knew Mr Newman had lost his seat after the Australia Day long weekend which derailed the campaign message in the last week. But it wasn’t until the last 48-hours that the LNP began to see the mood in the electorate turn against the government as a whole.

    Mr McIver said the party “went to the election with truth”.

    A review? … they’ve already made up their minds …

    If you change nothing – nothing changes … I’m all for that Mr McIver … keep up the good work …

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/queensland-election-2015-lnp-review-to-work-out-what-went-wrong-20150204-135vvc.html

  123. February 5, 2015 2:15 am

    ”””””””””’Labor campaigned on not selling or leasing assets. The LNP has since abandoned the plan itself, saying the public had rejected it. The LNP review will begin next week.

    61 comments”””””””

    +

    ”””””””””’Asset sales are about as dead as Workchoices in the LNP. It’s in their DNA. The federal LNP are looking to strip away worker’s rights AGAIN. Do so at your peril Mr Abbott.

    Commenter LNP – Let’s Now Panic””””””’

    +

    #l agree with `Lets Now Panic`. The teabags ultimate agenda is to return the public to `serf` status and make their corporations the `kings` and `lords` much in the style pre-magna-carta.

  124. TB Queensland permalink
    February 12, 2015 10:01 pm

    Pleese explayne!?! How many could vote for her …

    Pauline Hanson’s latest attempt to revive her political career has officially failed after falling less than 200 votes short of securing a seat in Queensland Parliament.

    The One Nation founder has lost the race for Lockyer, a semi-rural electorate between Toowoomba and Ipswich, to Liberal National Party incumbent Ian Rickuss.

    But it was a much closer contest than many predicted, with Ms Hanson falling 184 votes short of Mr Rickuss – gaining 13,042 to 13,226 after preferences.

    A local former businessmen, Rickuss has held Lockyer since 2004.

    The Electoral Commission Queensland declared the seat on Thursday afternoon, 12 days after the state election, with 92.14 per cent of the roll counted.

  125. February 12, 2015 10:15 pm

    hey Teeb`s, ya`problem aint pauline, ya`problem is a teabag got the seat.

  126. TB Queensland permalink
    February 13, 2015 8:59 am

    My problem? Don’t you start …

  127. February 13, 2015 4:44 pm

    that`s good news teeb`s, lets hope this wellington critter will reign-in any `buffoonery`, if this lot try any #bye.bye.team.noddy

  128. Neil of Sydney permalink
    February 13, 2015 4:57 pm

    Well it looks like bye bye Queensland. It does look like Newman was arrogant.

    But the people who created the mess have now been elected to clean up the mess.

    It aint gonna happen.

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