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June 30, 2016

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  1. June 30, 2016 8:50 pm

    ROFL Well done reb (-:

  2. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 1, 2016 8:46 am

    The Age editorialises that Turnbull should be returned, they always pick the winner.

  3. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 9:07 am

    editorials ah how nineteenth century one editors opinion controlled by the owner … LOL!

    Going to be a very entertaining night tomorrow … looking for a few laffs …

  4. Walrus permalink
    July 1, 2016 9:16 am

    OK

    Now I know why Malcolm turned up in the expected ALP gain of Barton the other day (following it’s redistribution)

    Another ALP candidate who “forgot they owned a house”………….ROFLMAO

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/federal-election-2016-alp-candidate-linda-burney-fails-to-declare-nsw-house-because-she-didnt-know-she-owned-it/news-story/d4f6b30bf32e0ff552005a5a0171ba4d

  5. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 1, 2016 9:39 am

    I can’t remember the last time The Age got it wrong.

    Today it is more Green/left than ever, so is its readership.

    When the bookies and The Age agree on the election winner – it’s over!

  6. July 1, 2016 10:00 am

    ‘Another ALP candidate who “forgot they owned a house”’

    That’s understandable. People forget things all the time: the milk, ownership of a house, their name.

  7. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 1, 2016 10:01 am

    I was listening to some ALP hack on AM this morning, repetitious.

    “The CFA issue is a state issue and the people of Victoria now that and Turnbull is beating it up” repeated 500 times

    1. Everyone knows it is a state issue
    2. It’s just that it is the current example of how an ALP government puts the interests of their owners in front of the interests of the public, even when it comes to safety
    3. Anyone with any sense understands this is the Shorten/ALP model
    4. Shorten is the Federal version of Andrews

  8. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 1, 2016 10:05 am

    Vote Turnbull and end up with Tony Abbott after a few months.

  9. Walrus permalink
    July 1, 2016 10:11 am

    “The CFA issue is a state issue and the people of Victoria now that and Turnbull is beating it up”

    If it is why is the Sydney Morning Herald giving it pretty much daily coverage ?

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=smh+cfa&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&ei=BrV1V7q-Gc_N8gf8op3gDg

  10. Walrus permalink
    July 1, 2016 10:16 am

    “Vote Turnbull and end up with Tony Abbott after a few months.”

    That’s what I think too !

  11. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 1, 2016 10:21 am

    In a rare moment of candour Bull Shittin said: “I will lead Australia like a unionist”.

    No doubt this is music to the ears of various union thugs, mongrels, bike gangs and rusted-on ALP supporters everywhere. The rest of the country has had enough of Unionland corruption be it former ALP president Williamson, Thomson, Obeid, Maitland or any of the sundry other crooks and stooges who have prospered there.

  12. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 1, 2016 10:23 am

    I started to become disengaged with the ALP in Keating’s final term. He was continuing his attempts at reform, in areas such as the waterfront.

    At every turn the unions blocked his efforts, used their political connections to stymie legitimate and co-operative reform in the public interest. The unions made Keating look ineffective.

    It was disgraceful, and it was around that time that John Button (one of the last of the independents) called for an amicable divorce between the unions and the ALP.

    **Note – I also voted ALP at the last election – because I thought a new Rudd Prime Ministership would be the last opportunity for fundamental reform of the ALP.

  13. July 1, 2016 10:26 am

    Which of Fairfax’s owners directs the editor of The Age?

    Substantial Shareholders List: Fairfax Media

    Date of Change……….Shareholder Name…………………Shareholding….% Shares Held

    07/08/2015………Dimensional Fund Advisers…………….117,713,482…………4.94
    07/08/2015………IOOF Holdings Limited……………………154,618,018………..6.49
    07/08/2015………Morgan Stanley and its subsidiaries…358,946,063………15.06
    07/08/2015………SAS Trustee Corporation……………….118,279,205…………4.96
    20/08/2015………Ausbil Dexia Limited……………………….178,558,749………..7.71
    12/04/2016………Henderion Global Investors Limited….139,246,542…………6.06

  14. Walrus permalink
    July 1, 2016 10:27 am

    Posted on Leigh Sales’ Twitter account by a well known Blogger perhaps ???????????

    “How many blowjobs did you give to Malcolm and his mates today? Biased slut,”

    – MICHAŁ TRUE BELIEVER posted.

    https://twitter.com/leighsales?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/on-the-tele/federal-election-2016–news-and-views-from-the-campaign/news-story/91d17b0fe4b707126ed642cbc268c0d8

  15. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 10:48 am

    Latest polls 50%-50% but still 10% undecided …

    The orchestra has tuned up and is rehearsing now … the fat lady is still sleeping …

    Should be a wonderful concert tomorrow night … got a few comedians lined up too …

  16. Walrus permalink
    July 1, 2016 10:55 am

    “… the fat lady is still sleeping … ”

    I doubt she’ll turn up with the ALP primary vote at 33%

    “First preference votes put the Labor Party on 33% (unchanged since 14-16 June) and the Coalition on 40% (up 1 point since 14-16 June). The Greens’ share of the vote is 13% (down 1 point since 14-16 June).”

    http://ipsos.com.au/fairfax/election-race-neck-and-neck-but-coalition-edges-forward/

  17. July 1, 2016 11:13 am

    Timing is everything.

    Breaking: CFMEU fined for illegal Grocon blockade at Docklands

    Young Bill Shorten must be ever so pleased.

  18. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 1, 2016 11:57 am

    That’s just a political set up. Everyone knows that the CFMEU doesn’t have to comply with the law.

  19. Walrus permalink
    July 1, 2016 12:12 pm

    “Everyone knows that the CFMEU doesn’t have to comply with the law.”

    Speaking of which………………Where is TomROLL ?

  20. Walrus permalink
    July 1, 2016 12:18 pm

    I doubt it but Fairfax is reporting the ALP being worried about Wayne Swan’s seat

    The LNP has first place on the ballot plus there are Liberal Democtrats plus Family First running as well

    “And keep an eye on Wayne Swan’s seat of Lilley – Labor has been worried about losing it.”

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/election-2016-12-things-to-watch-out-for-on-election-night-20160630-gpvgwn.html#ixzz4D7TVISgl
    Follow us: @smh on Twitter | sydneymorningherald on Facebook

  21. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 1, 2016 12:34 pm

    “Everyone knows that the CFMEU doesn’t have to comply with the law.”

    The Unions are the law. They own the Andrews government which is precisely why there are so many pro-union decisions, including legislative changes, in Victoria. This is corruption on an epic scale. At least Eddie Obeid only wanted our money. The Andrews government wants to smash volunteerism in Victoria just to keep mongrel unionists happy.

    Unions are just another interest group – a source of wealth and power to their officials. They own the ALP lock, stock and barrel. They are stinking leprous sore eating away at honesty, decency and democracy.

  22. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 1, 2016 12:35 pm

    We can only hope that the bombastic bulls!!t artist gets chucked out

  23. Walrus permalink
    July 1, 2016 12:43 pm

    “We can only hope that the bombastic bulls!!t artist gets chucked out”

    Perhaps his electorate is simply just tired of him ? (Past Use By Date?)

    I think most clear thinking people (both sides) are surprised he didn’t fuck off in 2013

  24. July 1, 2016 1:53 pm

    Reblogged this on The Grovely Gazette.

  25. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 1, 2016 1:55 pm

    But, but, but….what would a federal court judge know???

    Justice Christopher Jessup slammed the CFMEU’s extensive history of violating workplace law.
    “The CFMEU’s record of non-compliance with legislation of this kind has now become notorious,” he said.
    “That record ought to be an embarrassment to the trade union movement.”

    The Federal Court handed down the heavy fines over the union’s unlawful industrial action at the Yarra Edge Tower 8 apartment complex project in Melbourne’s Docklands in February 2011.
    Six CFMEU Victorian officials, including Elias Spernovasilis, Bill Oliver and Shaun Reardon, were also personally fined for the three-day picket that blocked access to the site and prevented the delivery and installation of a tower crane.
    The court heard that Mr Oliver, the CFMEU’s former state secretary, told Grocon management that the union organised the picket because the company had refused demands for union-appointed shop stewards and for an additional worker on the crane crew.

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/business/workplace-relations/judge-blasts-cfmeu-record-as-an-embarrassment-to-unions-20160701-gpw8ex.html#ixzz4D7rSBrb4

  26. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 1, 2016 2:02 pm

    Made the mistake of going to Youtube again. ALP add came up saying Turnbull was going to privatise Medicare,

    Could somebody tell me who would buy it? Medicare loses billions of dollars every year.

    Never seen anything more dishonest than a ALP supporter

  27. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 2:04 pm

    The Coalition’s “mongrel network” has been highly criticised by industry leaders.

    For instance, an NBN insider told news.com.au this week: “There’s more chance of finding rocking horse (poo) in the corridors of the NBN than finding an engineer who supports a multi-technology mix over copper.”

    For the most part, the Coalition has avoided the issue of the NBN on the campaign trail as it has turned out to be a big winner for Labor.

    Labor’s supremacy on the issue was made particularly evident during the Facebook leaders debate hosted by news.com.au in which Mr Shorten urged viewers to press the “like” button if they wanted fibre to the home.

    When the screen began filling with the “like” icon all Mr Turnbull could do was cop it with a long face.

    Speaking to news.com.au last week, a public servant and lifelong Liberal voter said the issue of the NBN meant he would vote Labor for the first time in his life.

    He lives on the outskirts of Canberra off the Barton Highway and is currently connected to the NBN via satellite which he said means his capabilities are “limited”.

    Even though a Labor win won’t change his circumstances, he has been highly disappointed by the Coalition’s approach to the NBN.

    “From my point of view, Labor seem to have an understanding of the importance of this network and even though it really goads me to do it, to vote that way, to me that’s what’s important,” he said.

    “The Coalition talk about it being used for things like Netflix … they don’t seem to see it as real infrastructure that’s really needed for our country to move forward, particularly for rural areas.”

    It’s a sentiment that was reflected in a recent ABC survey which showed 69 per cent of Australian would prefer the Labor version of the NBN even if it cost the taxpayer more.

    http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/nbn/how-the-major-parties-differ-on-the-nbn-this-election/news-story/0c16972b11ddda09f493edc8628f40f5

  28. July 1, 2016 2:08 pm

    “a public servant and lifelong Liberal voter”

    Guffaw.

  29. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 2:10 pm

    Could somebody tell me who would buy it? Medicare loses billions of dollars every year.

    neel, no-one has to “buy it” … if the government continues to withdraw funding as Liberal governments continue to do …

    The “privatising” means you and me paying for doctors fees and medical tests and specialists visits … either directly to the surgery … or, an increase in private health premiums … WTF they call ’em “premiums” I have no idea ’cause they’re not!

  30. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 1, 2016 2:13 pm

    “That record ought to be an embarrassment to the trade union movement.”

    It ought to be but in Unionland it is just business as usual.

  31. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 1, 2016 2:20 pm

    The “privatising” means you and me paying for doctors fees and medical tests and specialists visits … either directly to the surgery … or, an increase in private health premiums …

    What? Privatising means you are going to sell medicare to somebody.

    Who would buy it?

    ALP- masters at scare campaigns.

  32. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 2:26 pm

    Guffaw.

    NBN and all you can do is quote the bit about a public servant changing his voting habits …

    You might want to read the article … oh, that’s right you don’t do that …

    Imagine all the things that could be produced artistically if you had a fast and wide broadband – from 3D printing to cloned painting …

    Or virtual reality of all the art galleries and museums in the world …

    Or holographs where an art instructor can be in Adelaide and teaching kids in classrooms ALL over the country …

    Imagine “innovation” without a means to deliver it!

    IN:

    Business

    Education

    Health

    Science

    Engineering

    Communication

    And all the other things that we CAN’T think of!

    “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”

    Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943
    ———————————————————-

    “Television won’t be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.”

    Darryl Zanuck, executive at 20th Century Fox, 1946
    ———————————————————

    “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”

    Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977
    ———————————————————

    “Almost all of the many predictions now being made about 1996 hinge on the Internet’s continuing exponential growth. But I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse.”

    Robert Metcalfe, founder of 3Com, 1995
    ———————————————————-

    “Apple is already dead.”

    Nathan Myhrvold, former Microsoft CTO, 1997
    ———————————————————–

    “Two years from now, spam will be solved.”
    Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, 2004

    GUFFAW! Indeed

  33. July 1, 2016 2:32 pm

    Predictions are worthless but it wouldn’t surprise if the NBN is obsolete in 10 years. This could go down as one of the most monumental wastes of public money ever seen in this country. This kind of thing should have been left to the market to sort out.

  34. July 1, 2016 2:41 pm

    “”Predictions are worthless but it wouldn’t surprise if the NBN is obsolete in 10 years.””

    The Liberals’ NBN was obsolete in 1990 little lone ten year’s time.

  35. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 1, 2016 2:43 pm

    “…This kind of thing should have been left to the market to sort out…”

    And the market would have done nothing. The market would wait for taxpayers to build it and then expect to be given it via a back door deal. The market would then exploit the customers that owned it for an undeserved profit.

  36. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 1, 2016 2:43 pm

    “The Liberals’ NBN was obsolete in 1990 little lone ten year’s time.” 🙂

  37. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 1, 2016 2:49 pm

    “…This could go down as one of the most monumental wastes of public money ever seen in this country…”

    There’s been plenty of others, Howard & costello s deficit causing giveaways come to mind. Some people only care about cost if it’s a labor policy or for the common good.

  38. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 1, 2016 2:53 pm

    There’s been plenty of others, Howard & costello s deficit causing giveaways come to mind.

    Why tells lies?Costello ran surplus budgets.

    AO you cannot stop telling lies because it is your nature and you will never change

  39. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 1, 2016 3:41 pm

    “And the market would have done nothing. The market would wait for taxpayers to build it and then expect to be given it via a back door deal. The market would then exploit the customers that owned it for an undeserved profit.”

    And you know this because:

    • Everyone knows that the most efficient way to get anything done is to get the government to do it in tandem with unions.

    • Markets have never done anything for the common good.

    • No wealth is ever created by market participants.

    • All wealth is created by governments and should be given to leftists to distribute fairly among the grateful proles.

    • All of the above because KL is a genius economist.

  40. Walrus permalink
    July 1, 2016 3:57 pm

    “Never seen anything more dishonest than a ALP supporter”

    I swear he must be………………………

    “An Internet bot, also known as web robot, WWW robot or simply bot, is a software application that runs automated tasks (scripts) over the Internet. Typically, bots perform tasks that are both simple and structurally repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human alone.”

    Read more…………https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_bot

  41. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 1, 2016 4:09 pm

    Did you get sexual thrills with that post Walrus?

    Anyway is this true?

  42. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 4:18 pm

    The Prime Minister today gave an absolute assurance doctors’ charges would not be pushed up by his freeze on Medicare rebates.

    But just hours later the doctors themselves warned cost rises were squeezing their businesses and increased charges were likely. And the disadvantaged could be the worst hit.

    Australian Medical Association president Michael Gannon told reporters there was no evidence Mr Turnbull wanted to privatise Medicare, as Labor’s Bill Shorten has claimed.

    However, Dr Gannon said the rising costs of running a surgery, and the stalled indexation of the rebate for a total of six years, could force GPs to charge more.

    On the Seven network today Mr Turnbull was asked if he could guarantee voters would not have to pay more to see a doctor?

    He replied, “Absolutely”, and continued to insist bulk billing was at an all-time high.

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/pm-says-rebate-freeze-wont-push-up-gp-charges-but-the-doctors-disagree/news-story/00fac4e26c3150b3f285db5fa1a0f05d

    I suggest you read the FULL article (by Malcolm Farr) … except ToSY ‘cos he know everyfink …

  43. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 4:27 pm

    • All of the above because KL is a genius economist.

    And its obvious you’re not …

    Just imagine all those people who get to the voting booth tomorrow … ballot papers in hand … they look for the Liberal Party square on the paper … then they think of their kid’s education or their parents’ health problems … and that fkn broadband speed … and then go ☑ in the Australian Labor Party box …

    Is that the fat lady stirring? Fkn oath cobber! ~(;-)

  44. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 1, 2016 4:37 pm

    ☑ in the Australian Labor Party box ”

    That’s interesting TB, so you think a lot of the ALP supporters will vote informal!

    Is that because they’re stupid? Or because they’re registering a protest vote?

  45. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 1, 2016 4:52 pm

    “and then go ☑ in the Australian Labor Party box … “

    Unionland uber alles!

  46. July 1, 2016 5:19 pm

    “except ToSY ‘cos he know everyfink …”

    Correct. Which means even TB is right occasionally.

  47. Walrus permalink
    July 1, 2016 5:23 pm

    “Correct. Which means even TB is right occasionally.”

    🙂

  48. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 5:29 pm

    Correct. Which means even TB is right occasionally.

    Pretty much like anyone else here I’d hazard a guess …

    Just guessin’ …

  49. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 5:37 pm

    Is that because they’re stupid? Or because they’re registering a protest vote?

    Sorry, ToM, I was waylayed** (adjusting security lights) … it was a “figurative” ✔ …

    I was remiss in not allowing for your pedantic nature …

    Perhaps a 1 … is … more appropriate …

    I like to keep my close friends happy … 🙂

  50. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 5:39 pm

    Unionland uber alles!

    Actually PEOPLE uber alles!

  51. July 1, 2016 6:34 pm

    smh,,,,,,,A massive 27 per cent of voters remain intent on supporting Greens and other crossbench parties and independents, as support for the major parties threatens to erode further,,,,,,

    ,,,,The final Fairfax-Ipsos poll of the 2016 election,,,,

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/fairfaxipsos-poll-dead-heat-on-election-eve-20160630-gpvmom.html

    # ,, while l enjoy the `number`, l suspect it might be a bit inflated (-:

  52. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 1, 2016 6:44 pm

    “Actually PEOPLE uber alles!”

    If you think the UFU thugs going around intimidating volunteer fire-fighters and their supporters are PEOPLE then you are welcome to them. In fact they are utter mongrels.

  53. July 1, 2016 6:50 pm

    Leigh Sales needs to stop stealing boo-melb`s business. (-:

  54. Tom R permalink
    July 1, 2016 7:01 pm

    1 Day to go, and the libs have it in the bag (according to the msm. The only thing that disagrees is the polls, which consistently tell us, it’s anyones)

    While I haven’t been able to post, being locked behind an iron curtain put up by “free” enterprise, I have been reading the “comments”. Thanks for the light entertainment 😉

    I recall a certain person was pushing the ‘hands off cfa website”

    I wonder if he knew all along it was a front for revenue raising for the libs after Parkeelaia(?) got busted?

  55. Tom R permalink
    July 1, 2016 7:07 pm

    Leigh Sales needs to stop interrupting Labor leaders.

    Just because he doesn’t give you the answer you want, doesn’t mean he isn’t giving you an answer.

    Wrap it up leigh and stop overreaching, you’re outta ya depth!

  56. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 1, 2016 7:08 pm

    Right where the turnbull team’s economic ‘plan’ will take us if he gets elected.

    Senator David Leyonhjelm is standing up to those wowsers who want the slogans on Wicked camper vans banned. So we got some real Wicked slogans, personalised them just for him, and went out to celebrate free speech!
    “As happy as david leyonhjelm with a cock in his mouth”
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-30/leyonhjelm-tells-women's-rights-activist-'stfu'-on-twitter/7557830

    Election night bingo Everyone’s a winner
    https://www.themonthly.com.au/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/bingo2016crop.jpg?itok=uLVkRjTl

  57. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 7:11 pm

    If you think the UFU thugs going around intimidating volunteer fire-fighters and their supporters are PEOPLE then you are welcome to them. In fact they are utter mongrels.

    I didn’t say that YOU did … you too don’t read my comments … simply make shit up that YOU think I should say … not me … thick or what?

    Is that some sort of Right Wing Nut Job training …

    I thought better of you, sb … radical, foul mouthed, but at least a free thinker … but after this week I get the Liberal Pack Attack mentality … limited to The Borg …

  58. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 7:14 pm

    Right where the turnbull team’s economic ‘plan’ will take us if he gets elected.

    Hear! Hear!

    Leyonhjelm … the name says it all … dick!

  59. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 7:15 pm

    Whoo- hoo! The Fat Lady is in rehearsal!

  60. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 7:22 pm

    It seems to boil down to two prime issues …

    $50 billion tax break to BUSINESS – to fund the 1% who own 50% of the wealth …

    OR

    $50 billion tax to a NATION – to fund health & education of 99% of the people

    Power – now unregulated … health?

    And I reiterate … Liberals in power … will not affect me one iota …

    It will affect MILLIONS of Australians …

  61. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 1, 2016 7:26 pm

    $50 billion tax break to BUSINESS – to fund the 1% who own 50% of the wealth

    I think the first tax cuts are to small business. The idea is to help them employ people.

  62. July 1, 2016 7:29 pm

    As,,,,happy as david leyonhjelm with a cock in his mouth,,,,

    # ,, yeah l saw that, it was quite funny, the `chaser-chicks` stuck it to him and he didn`t find it funny, what a sook (-:

  63. July 1, 2016 7:36 pm

    Some Labor barrackers here are still campaigning. 🙄 There could be some swinging voters reading. Or not.

  64. July 1, 2016 7:47 pm

    Just,,,,because he doesn`t give you the answer you want, doesn`t mean he isn`t giving you an answer,,,,,

    Dear members, Just because we don`t give you the team-leader you want, doesn`t mean we aren`t giving you a team-leader. #that.went.well (-: #yaaay.blib

  65. July 1, 2016 7:49 pm

    Gee, I just got a call from John Howard. All he wanted to do was talk about voting Liberal. He didn’t seem to want a conversation. How rude.

  66. July 1, 2016 8:00 pm

    Just,,,imagine all those people who get to the voting booth tomorrow,,,,,

    # ,, Maybe so, tho just imagine all those people that switched-off red`n blue blather and voted `early`, for whom did `they` vote l wonder. #much.more.interesting

  67. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 8:13 pm

    He didn’t seem to want a conversation. How rude.

    So sticking to his campaign model then …

  68. July 1, 2016 8:21 pm

    Haha. The humour meter is running on empty. Wonder why.

  69. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 1, 2016 9:09 pm

    TB is right!!

    We need a Danny Andrews style government running the whole country! The CFMEU would do a better job than the ALP anyway.

    John Setka for treasurer!

  70. July 1, 2016 9:19 pm

    l liked this bit blubbers,

    ,,,,,,Bots are used to increase traffic counts on analytics reporting to extract money from advertisers. A study by comScore found that 54 percent of display ads shown in thousands of campaigns between May 2012 and February 2013 never appeared in front of a human being,,,,,,

    # ,, for those not paying attention, teabag-media bleats incessantly that it`s `rivers-of-gold` advertising revenue has dried-up since handing-over their web advertising to the various `ad-servers` for sweet-fa in return (now down to 5-bucks per 1000-viewers)

  71. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 1, 2016 10:08 pm

    Malcolm Turnbull’s on rocky ground even while he pitches stability
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jul/01/malcolm-turnbulls-on-rocky-ground-even-while-he-pitches-stability?CMP=share_btn_tw

  72. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2016 10:19 pm

    TB is right!!

    We need a Danny Andrews style government running the whole country! The CFMEU would do a better job than the ALP anyway.

    John Setka for treasurer!

    Once again YOU said that I didn’t …

    WTF is wrong with you dickheads … ?

  73. July 1, 2016 11:04 pm

    All the “experts” are predicting a coalition win. Which makes me think Labor is in with a real shot. 😂

  74. July 1, 2016 11:04 pm

    Whatever happened to the election blackout?

  75. July 1, 2016 11:19 pm

    There’s a Storm over Brisbane. Broncos broken.

  76. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 1, 2016 11:36 pm

    When you are privileged the laws don’t apply to you [or airport security] poor old bill shorten copped a $400 fine for his phone use though.

    Federal election 2016: Bishop could get off scot free for using phone while driving
    http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/federal-election-2016-bishop-could-get-off-scot-free-for-using-phone-while-driving-20160701-gpwmat.html#ixzz4DA2KMuUl

    Election 2016: Coalition voters ‘more divided’ than Labor on issues like same sex marriage
    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/election-2016-coalition-voters-more-divided-than-labor-on-issues-like-same-sex-marriage-20160701-gpwrdp.html#ixzz4DA8N9ZQA

    …The only thing core Coalition and Labor voters agree on is that “multinational corporations should be heavily penalised for tax avoidance”, with 94 per cent of Labor voters supporting the statement compared to 85 per cent of Coalition voters…

    A hung parliament? It might be the best we can hope for
    http://reneweconomy.com.au/2016/hung-parliament-might-best-can-hope-78047

  77. Tom R permalink
    July 1, 2016 11:38 pm

    All the “experts” are predicting a coalition win. Which makes me think Labor is in with a real shot.

    Aww, you’re just trying to make us feel better tosy.

    Good on yer 😉

  78. July 2, 2016 7:02 am

    All right barrackers, up and at ’em. Vote early and vote often!

  79. July 2, 2016 8:38 am

    Whoever wins, some ppl are going to be left drowning their sorrows with grog.

    I’m stopping by Dan Murphy’s later on.

  80. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 8:40 am

    Shit, I only did it once.

    Maybe I’ll head back up there and try again

    I know me neighbor hasn’t been up there yet; )

    cept he’s Labor through and through doh

  81. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 8:42 am

    That’s the beauty of booze reb

    You can drown your sorrows or celebrate with it, it doesn’t discriminate

  82. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 8:56 am

    The blame game has already started in the ALP. The VK Vicstate guys are saying ‘its all Shorten’s fault’ because the UFU threatened to door knock Wills if an agreement wasn’t reached.

    So they did the grubby deal and sold out the volunteers at the behest of Shorten!

    This is likely to be very amusing!

    • No! HE MADE ME DO IT!

  83. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 8:59 am

    And I’ll blame this device!

    The Vic state guys are saying ‘its all Shorten’s fault’

  84. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 10:38 am

    All right barrackers, up and at ’em. Vote early and vote often!

    LOL! Beat me to it ToSY!

    RE: Storm v Broncos … we wuz clobbered alright … luckily I’d recorded it so I could FF past the most painful bits …

    Still as we all know (don’t we?) the fat lady is very busy today … and still hasn’t decided on her repertoire for the Final State of Orange … little lone* the NRL Grand Final!

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

    You can drown your sorrows or celebrate with it, it doesn’t discriminate

    The feeling’s the same the next morning tho’ … 🙂

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

    And, ToM, for your benefit … re putting words in my comments from thoughts in your head …

    TB Queensland permalink

    June 30, 2016 1:06 pm

    Correct……..I could never be so vicious to you TB………….LOL

    That’s a relief …o_O

    That CFA thing seems very, very stupid timing on the surface?

    I also made a comment quite a few days ago that I hadn’t researched the issue but it sounded silly …

  85. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 11:11 am

    The Vic state guys are saying ‘its all Shorten’s fault’

    Are these the same vic state guys who set up the “hands of the farkin cfa” website you were spruiking yomm.

    All for them poor volunteers (except the volunteers didn’t get to see any of that moolah, did they?)

  86. July 2, 2016 11:19 am

    “it doesn’t discriminate”

    True.

    But meth, that shit’ll fuck you up.

  87. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 11:20 am

    No idea about moolah.
    I didn’t cough up but I get about 10 requests every day drom the ALP, Libs and Greens
    The ALP are the most relentless emailers with their soliciting

  88. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 11:21 am

    But “screwing the volunteers is all Shorten’s fault “

  89. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 11:34 am

    But “screwing the volunteers is all Shorten’s fault “

    One nagging question though.

    Just how are the volunteers being ‘screwed’?

    But meth, that shit’ll fuck you up.

    Not if you get the good blue shit (so the story goes, although, I didn’t watch it to the end … yet).

    Oh, we were talking about alcohol. My bad;)

  90. July 2, 2016 12:07 pm

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  91. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 12:54 pm

    When there are 3000 volunteers and a couple of hundred paid, and you give the < 10% veto power over operational decisions – that's screwing the 90%.

    And what happens if even 10% of the volunteers decide to give it away because of this?

    Danny Andrews has placed the interests of his Union mates above the fire safety of Victoria

  92. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 12:59 pm

    Apology accepted, ToM …

    +++++++++++

    mention of meths reminds me of the two week ban on the wet canteen when I first went in the army … two weeks was a long time for some blokes at 20 – although drinking age then was still 21 remember (I didn’t drink at the time – and I was 22) … anyhoo … one of the blokes in my section hut (ten beds) was, as it turned out, an alcoholic.

    We used to clean some of our gear with – metho!

    He got hold of a bottle of orange juice mixed it with the meths and was pissed as a parrot in about half an hour … and extremely sick later that night!

    At the platoon lecture the next day we were informed, as only the army can do and in no uncertain terms that its a wonder the silly sod hadn’t died!

    Within a month I was drinking Bundy and Coke … at the wet bar …

  93. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 1:02 pm

    The ALP are the most relentless emailers with their soliciting

    Funny that … my Mailwasher catches about three a day from both Libs and Labs … want me to count them for you – they’re still in the MS recycle bin?

    Methinks your slip is showing madam …

  94. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 1:04 pm

    I think I’ll be watching coverage tonight and drinking a 2005 Mt Langhi Ghiran Shiraz

    It’s a good quaffer to go with a pizza!

  95. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 1:12 pm

    Really TB? I voted ALP at the last election!

    Today I voted independent and put ALP, Libs equal 2nd and then the Greens!

    In the senate I distributed my preferences carefully – Xenephon and a range of progressive independents.

    How did you vote?

  96. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 2, 2016 1:59 pm

    I voted greens 1 and labor/ progressive indies next, I put the libs last on both ballot papers

    good for you duncan

    Q&A star Duncan Storrar overcomes trauma to pose fresh questions
    http://www.theage.com.au/national/qa-star-duncan-storrar-overcomes-trauma-to-pose-fresh-questions-20160630-gpvrk7.html#ixzz4DCpJwfJt

  97. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 2:03 pm

    When there are 3000 volunteers and a couple of hundred paid

    So, ignore the recommendations of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission?

    http://www.royalcommission.vic.gov.au/finaldocuments/summary/PF/VBRC_Summary_PF.pdf

  98. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 2:13 pm

    You’ll have to explain where that RC said to give thw union the right of veto over operational management decisions.

    And where it says to undermine the confidence of 3000 volunteers

  99. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 2:28 pm

    It said to give the professionals more control, which is what the eba does, it does not give tehUnion more rights

  100. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 2:29 pm

    Which recommendation is that?

  101. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 2:30 pm

    TB – during the past week I’ve had an average of 5 emails a day from the ALP, and a total of 2 from the Libs

  102. Volenti Non Fit permalink
    July 2, 2016 2:48 pm

    (So the CFA boss resigns in protest over a generous pay rise for 1000 professional CFA fire fighters. Go figure.

    Prolly just as well there’s only a 1000 UFU thugs terrorising Greg&Sophie’s potting palace at the bottom of the garden; although, I vaguely recall reading that the Greens wanted to double the number of thugs nationwide, like something out of Fahrenheit-451, or PPM-350+101; the short-term loss of stable volunteers, as we enter these very uncertain times long-time, can’t be helping, though; nor can volunteers being told in no uncertain terms that professionalisation is not a respectable career move, and that they are to have no say in their work circumstances if they do, just like extant professional firefighters; no matter what CC-denying proclivities may bring, or what penchants for on-fire matters may be operative; after all, the fire-safety culture as it has existed in Australia since the 1940s is iconic, and must not change an iota; not even to meet the (un)foreseeable risks and challenges of the 2010s or the 2040s.)

  103. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 2, 2016 3:01 pm

    I got a text message from my local ALP member on my mobile. I guess they must send these to people living in the electorate.

  104. July 2, 2016 3:25 pm

    “mention of meths”

    “…”

  105. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 3:32 pm

    I see the RC does say – “This would involve improvements to common
    operational policy and standards, stronger coordination and unambiguous command and control

    I think “unambiguous command and control” is quite different to giving the union the right of veto over operational decisions.

    …and the issue has never been about the pay, it’s about delivering control of a volunteer organisation to a union, for political expediency.

  106. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 3:44 pm

    The recommendation was for a full time, professional firefighter to have control over operational matters yomm.

    “The Fire Commissioner would be an independent statutory appointment and the senior professional fire officer in Victoria.”

    But, the eba also does not give the Union ‘veto’ rights, it gives them voting rights. Not the same thing.

    There were also multiple recommendations for the cfa to improve on its training and safety. For a clause to be put in an ebo for professionals who are going to be working beside these volunteers that the volunteers have actually done that seems a no brainer.

    But, speaking of no brainers.

    I wonder, does the CFA boss who resigned because he wasn’t going to get his required bags of silver get any moneys from the libs who actually were the recipients of all that money duped out of people who thought the ‘hands of our cfa’ website actually really gave a damn about the volunteers?

    This has been another abhorrent use of deadly catastrophes by the libs to not only push their political agenda, ignorant of the facts of the case, but to slyly milk money out of people who think they are doing the right thing.

    If we had a half decent media, this would have been pointed out from day one, but, we have a media who prefers to maintain a perpetual war on unions, again, oblivious to the facts

  107. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 3:54 pm

    Really TB? I voted ALP at the last election!

    I really wonder sometimes … I don’t GAF how you voted …

    Its false accusations that shit me off … and there has been quite a few just lately …

    You said … TB is right!!

    We need a Danny Andrews style government running the whole country! The CFMEU would do a better job than the ALP anyway.

    John Setka for treasurer!

    I didn’t say that …

    BUT …

    Remember this today?

    And, ToM, for your benefit … re putting words in my comments from thoughts in your head …

    “”””””””TB Queensland permalink

    June 30, 2016 1:06 pm

    Correct……..I could never be so vicious to you TB………….LOL

    That’s a relief …o_O

    That CFA thing seems very, very stupid timing on the surface?

    I also made a comment quite a few days ago that I hadn’t researched the issue but it sounded silly …””””””

    Notice the date?

    As I said — Thanks for the apology (sarc alert!)

  108. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 4:00 pm

    That CFA thing seems very, very stupid timing on the surface?

    There was nothing ‘stupid’ about it. It was a deliberate attack by the libs to take adbantage of a 3 year old bargaining process.

    Sure, the CFA are not going to be keen to improve their standards just like the recommendations told them, so they fought against it.

    And then malcayman came in and used a tragedy to further his own political purposes. And the media played along, as did certain other ‘hands off’ puppets.

    puppets who don’t know the difference between a veto and a vote.

    http://www.ufuvic.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/CFA-EBA-Negotiations-UFU-Response-to-Media-Claims1.pdf

  109. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 2, 2016 4:14 pm

    Went to Youtube again. because i did not vote for the ALP Alex is going ti get cervical cancer

  110. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 4:29 pm

    I see, so the Royal Commission says – unambiguous command and control is required, but you think a multitude of – consult and agree provisions – means this, AND better training means the right of veto!

    Hilarious!

  111. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 4:30 pm

    And what are you so bothered about TB?

  112. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 4:33 pm

    the right of veto!

    Again with the veto.

    Please highlight in the eba WHERE it provides this ‘veto’ right.

    And, ” a multitude of – consult and agree provisions” are about multitude recommendations from the Royal Commission, most around safety and training.

    But, you keep on believing the people who claimed they were raising money for the volunteers, whilst in reality they were siphoning it off to the libs.

    That alone is indication enough of the level of duplicity the libs and certain cfa elements are using.

  113. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 4:35 pm

    The EBA provides a range of consult and agree. Withholding agreement is a veto

  114. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 4:42 pm

    It’s Danny Andrews and the UFU against-
    * His own minister (sacked)
    * The CFA board (sacked)
    * The CFA CEO (forced out)
    * The CFA Chief Fire Officer (forced out)

    But Tom R thinks, it’s only about them not doing what the Royal Commission recommended!!

    FMD!

  115. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 4:45 pm

    The EBA provides a range of consult and agree.

    So, you cannot highlight it for us then. That’s all you needed to say 😉

    Forced out??

    I think you’ll find that at least one quit cos he wanted more money. But facts and reality are not required in yomm world

  116. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 4:48 pm

    Danny Andrews and the UFU and most of the cfa

    who have asked their members NOT to attend polling booths, ie, any cfa sign there is NOT SUPPORTED BY THE CFA

    In other words, they are lying to you.

  117. July 2, 2016 4:52 pm

    Enough with the arguing. Time to get started on the election drinks.

  118. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 5:10 pm

    I think you’ll find that at least one quit cos he wanted more money.

    NO, you’re just listening to the ALP propaganda again. He was interviewed on PM a couple of nights ago and fully explained the reasons, you should check the actual facts instead of relying on ALP propaganda.

    NOT SUPPORTED BY THE CFA

    I presume you are referring to the new CFA Board and the CEO (chosen by Danny) that is issuing some expedient directions

  119. July 2, 2016 5:12 pm

    Ha-ha, dog bless Limited-News and their bottomless-pit of fcuk-up-trolls,

    ,,,,,,,diagnosed with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder linked to sexual abuse he suffered as a ward of the state,,,,,,,,

    # ,, `duncan` doesn`t seem to like teabag `or` teabag-lite either #what.a.shame

    ,,,,,,,neither one has done anything to solve this problem but they have both done things to make the problem worse,,,,,,,,

  120. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 5:26 pm

    ToM … this is what “bothers” me … you commented …

    TB is right!!

    We need a Danny Andrews style government running the whole country! The CFMEU would do a better job than the ALP anyway.

    John Setka for treasurer!

    WTF “TB is right!” That implies I said it … YOU did!

    Its a fabrication … YOUR fabrication … against me …

    By all means play your Union Boo! games … but not at my personal expense …

    In fact I’ve never had an opinion because I don’t really know anything about it … you indicate in the comment above that I do … that’s simply writing shit and claiming my opinion …

    Slinging made up mud strikes me as a Liberal argument tactic … you voted independent my arse …

  121. July 2, 2016 5:49 pm

    Is John Setka saying people in Victoria shouldn’t politicise emergency service vehicles, during an election no less?

  122. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 5:51 pm

    Well TB you’ve recommended voting ALP and it’s clear that a Shorten Government would be much the same as an Andrews Government . One that will put the interests of its owners (union hacks) above the public interest

  123. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 5:52 pm

    I’ve gotta say that Senate Ballot Paper will cause havoc … it has been deliberately made incomprehensible for the average voter …

    (I recall that the lowest common denominator for communicating with the electorate was to/at a 12 yo – no offense to any 12 yos)

  124. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 5:53 pm

    Yes and not to mention all the MFB people who turn up to rallies and political meet and greet in their uniforms

  125. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 6:00 pm

    You understand that the union wishes generally align with the people’s wishes

    Which is probably why the cfa is not supporting any actions taken by individuals

  126. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 6:02 pm

    No tosy, I think you will find that Setka is saying don’t hijack the cfa name for your own political expedient

  127. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 6:03 pm

    Well TB you’ve recommended voting ALP and it’s clear that a Shorten Government would be much the same as an Andrews Government .

    That’s a fudge answer and you know it!

    Just weaselling … nothing’s clear … especially your mind reading of what I think …

    I don’t recommend anyone votes ALP … you – once again – say I do … think about what you say … and attribute to me in future …

    If you make a comment and I reply – your comment is italicised above my reply … in future I would appreciate the same courtesy from ANYONE here …

    I’ve had enough of people thinking FOR me and getting it wrong … happy to accept an apology and move on … 🙂

    Happy to have an agenda and move on too! 😈

  128. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 6:05 pm

    And with all this Labor leadershit screed over the past few days, they didn’t mention that malacaymans best chance of retaining the libs leadership would be to lose.
    Not that I think that will happen, but it’s not off the cards either

  129. July 2, 2016 6:14 pm

    “No tosy, I think you will find that Setka is saying don’t hijack the cfa name for your own political expedient”

    Well the Ambos and their union hijacked the Ambulance Service name – including official vehicles and uniforms – for their own political purposes. Against the wishes of management. There is no difference, ergo Setka is a hypocrite.

  130. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 6:18 pm

    Exit polls 50% 50% …

    Could be an interesting evening … so sayeth the fatteth lady …

  131. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 6:20 pm

    It’s not the management of cfa saying don’t use their name it is the individual stations and their members

  132. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 6:26 pm

    And still she sleeps …

    And for all you catliks and heathens … I’m confident that ToSY will appreciate and explicate the artistic design …

  133. July 2, 2016 6:28 pm

    “It’s not the management of cfa saying don’t use their name it is the individual stations and their members”

    So some members, not others?

    (Anyway, I’m sure you posted a link to this information but I can’t seem to find it. Would you kindly put it up again.)

  134. July 2, 2016 6:29 pm

    Armchair, Do you need to chuck-out a `red-label` or `blue-label` teabag????

    # ,, my voting was `contrary-ian`

    HoR 1-greenz, 2-renews, 3-science, 4-equality, 5-6-7-8-others, 9-vile-nile-kristians, 10-teabag, 11-albo

    (wandering around today l got the `vibe` both albo and plib are fcuked, Let`s hope)

    senate went something like this, lambie, hinch, euthanasia, voteflux, others?, others?, others?, randomized-ALL-indi`s, alternated-LibDems+Family1st, randomized-OTHER-parties, alternated-xeno-greenz, vile-nile-kristians, teh-team, teabumpkins, teabags-LAST

    (l punished greenz`n xeno for goose-stepping with the teabags in `senate-rigging`, and rewarded LibDem`n Family1st for having the nads to stand-up against it)

  135. July 2, 2016 6:30 pm

    “I’m confident that ToSY will appreciate and explicate the artistic design …”

    A larger-than-life drawing class?

  136. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 6:32 pm

    Love him or hate him … Clive James nails this! Perhaps its the longer I live too … I read recently where the older men get the more sentimental they become … just time catching up I suppose … when my son (affectionately) calls me “The Old Fart” I remind him that his day too will arrive …

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jul/02/jo-cox-violence-against-women-art-no-refuge-clive-james

  137. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 6:33 pm

    A larger-than-life drawing class?</I.

    I was right! LOL!

    Could you imagine!

    Thanks ToSY …

  138. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 6:36 pm

    (wandering around today l got the `vibe` both albo and plib are fcuked, Let`s hope)

    chuckle</del Gurgle! I got the vibe how 70’s of U …

  139. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 6:37 pm

    LOL! fkn keyboard again …

  140. July 2, 2016 6:43 pm

    I like Clive, but haven’t been keeping up. In fact, had I been asked, I would have said he’d died. Oops. (He is sick though, Isn’t he?)

    Nice story, but I thought it ended rather abruptly. So I did a word count: 463. He had been “given” space for 500 words.

  141. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2016 6:46 pm

    Would you kindly put it up again.

    Not sure which one you mean, but sorry tosy, no time to look, life/wife calls 🙂

    And that’s a whole Lotta Rosie there TB

  142. July 2, 2016 6:48 pm

    “Not sure which one you mean, but sorry tosy, no time to look, life/wife calls:)”

    Hmmm.

  143. July 2, 2016 6:53 pm

    The question is: will Michael Kroger be the first to call the result, and will he do it before 8 o’clock?.

  144. July 2, 2016 7:02 pm

    Is it over yet…?

  145. July 2, 2016 7:03 pm

    At 7 o’clock Kroger says the swing to Labor is 2%, whereas they need 4%. Not calling it yet.

  146. July 2, 2016 7:06 pm

    “Is it over yet…?”

    Not quite, but the drinks cabinet is stocked and open for business.

  147. July 2, 2016 7:14 pm

    Yeah, very `cute` teebz. l also got the `vibe` moonee fcuking ponds will keep their current imbecile. l also got the `vibe` tears will be flowing soon in canoeland. l also got the `vibe` front yard signs in bananaland won`t change things. (-:

  148. July 2, 2016 7:17 pm

    Saw this on the webs: “Voting is sort of like going to Bunnings, you get to eat a sausage sandwich and choose tools.”

  149. July 2, 2016 7:17 pm

    lol @ ToSY..

  150. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 7:19 pm

    Is it over yet…?

    LOL! I fkn hope not!

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

    l also got the `vibe` front yard signs in bananaland won`t change things. (-:

    My word you do get around!

  151. July 2, 2016 7:24 pm

    I’m giving a bottle of Coonawarra Cab Sav a bit of a nudge..

    And just had a home delivery from this little Indian/Nepalese place I can highly recommend it..

    http://www.aagamanrestaurant.com.au

    And these sounds r on the Bose…

  152. July 2, 2016 7:33 pm

    “And these sounds r on the Bose…”

    Cool.

  153. July 2, 2016 7:34 pm

    All of a suddenly i can’t find any of the fkn remotes! fucksakes..!

  154. July 2, 2016 7:37 pm

    Fkn hell Pauline Hanson is back….!

  155. July 2, 2016 7:39 pm

    😆 Know the feeling.

    (7:35 and Kroger’s still not calling it. Labor’s a chance!)

  156. July 2, 2016 7:44 pm

    They’ve wheeled poor old Richo out of his hospital bed onto the Sky set. He’s like the kindly Labor uncle we didn’t talk about.

  157. July 2, 2016 7:46 pm

    Looks like Labor’s won Eden Monaro. The bellweather!

  158. July 2, 2016 7:48 pm

    Di Natalie and Albo are having a creaming match on Ch9.

  159. July 2, 2016 7:50 pm

    So hard to keep up.

  160. July 2, 2016 7:51 pm

    Barnaby Joyce looks ok. #drink

  161. July 2, 2016 7:52 pm

    Looks like Barnaby’s won, which means that cunt Windsor lost. Good.

  162. July 2, 2016 7:53 pm

    lol…!! 🙂

  163. July 2, 2016 7:54 pm

    BRB, just refilling….

  164. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 2, 2016 7:54 pm

    Just visited the AEC. My local member is Liberal but voted for Turncote. And guess what? Looks like this person will lose the seat to Labor. This is the first time in my life i have not put Liberal No 1. I put this person No 3 so i guess this person will get my preferences.

    John Stone advised to put people who voted for Turnbull leadership change below Labor but that is something could not do.

  165. July 2, 2016 7:54 pm

    Is that you Kim? Beazer? I thought you were dead. You look dead.

  166. July 2, 2016 7:58 pm

    “And guess what? Looks like this person will lose the seat to Labor. This is the first time in my life i have not put Liberal No 1.”

    That’s the power of your vote, Neil. You effectively voted Labor. Do you like locking kids up in detention?

  167. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 2, 2016 7:59 pm

    Did I? I think the Liberal candidate will get my preference vote. Is this true or false?

  168. July 2, 2016 8:00 pm

    “”You effectively voted Labor. “”

    Oh how we laughed and laughed and laughed…………..!!!!

  169. July 2, 2016 8:02 pm

    I don’t know Neil. Didn’t you check?

  170. July 2, 2016 8:02 pm

    “I thought you were dead. You look dead.”

    To be fair they’ve wheeled in Amanda Vandstone on the other side so I guess that’s what passes for “balance” these days….

  171. July 2, 2016 8:03 pm

    ROFLMAO

  172. July 2, 2016 8:04 pm

    They should show the CH9 panel as a warning to young kids who might be thinking of a career in politics.

  173. July 2, 2016 8:05 pm

    Stop It!

  174. July 2, 2016 8:07 pm

    Labor in front! #drink!

  175. July 2, 2016 8:08 pm

    It’s just 49-46 on the AEC website. Could be a long night.

    http://vtr.aec.gov.au/HouseDefault-20499.htm

  176. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 2, 2016 8:08 pm

    I don’t know Neil. Didn’t you check?

    Actually i didn’t. I assumed that is what would happen. John Stone advised delcons to put people who voted for Turncott below Labor. I could not bring myself to do that. Labor went second last and the Greens candidate went last.

    I put the Liberal candidate No 3. Two conservatives were 1 and 2. I hope the Liberal candidate gets my preference vote but it is all very confusing.

    Same goes for the Senate. For the first time i did not follow Liberal protocol. I voted mainly for Nats and Conservative candidates below the line. In my first 12 there were no ALP/Greens

  177. July 2, 2016 8:11 pm

    Peter Costello talking about “relics of the past” #ironyalert

  178. July 2, 2016 8:11 pm

    That’s okay Neil. But I’m sure you won’t mind being held responsible for all Labor policies if they win in your seat. It’s only fair.

  179. July 2, 2016 8:12 pm

    51 to Labor 48 to LNP on CH9

    But then it is CH9…

  180. July 2, 2016 8:13 pm

    “But then it is CH9…”

    True.

  181. July 2, 2016 8:13 pm

    “I’m sure you won’t mind being held responsible for all Labor policies if they win in your seat. It’s only fair.”

    ROFLMAO *tears*

  182. July 2, 2016 8:15 pm

    It’s like watching the Melbourne Cup in slow motion…

  183. July 2, 2016 8:15 pm

    AEC: 48 all!

    Expect to see Tom R freed from demostic duties in 5..4..3..2..1..

  184. July 2, 2016 8:17 pm

    (I’m almost hoping my Labor and/or Hung Perliament bet(s) get(s) up. Almost.)

  185. July 2, 2016 8:18 pm

    WTF is Tom R….???

  186. July 2, 2016 8:19 pm

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  187. July 2, 2016 8:22 pm

    I’d love to see that smarmy smirk wiped off Malcolm’s face. Plus, unlike Neil, I can’t take the blame.

  188. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 2, 2016 8:22 pm

    That’s okay Neil. But I’m sure you won’t mind being held responsible for all Labor policies if they win in your seat. It’s only fair.

    I guess you are right but my local candidate should not have voted for Turncote. Anyway what is the difference? Turncote/ALP. Turnbull was Howards biggest mistake. He encouraged him to stay in Parliament.

  189. July 2, 2016 8:23 pm

    So who’s this fat cunt Ewen Jones………?

  190. July 2, 2016 8:27 pm

    Win or lose, Turnbull’s gone. He hasn’t ahieved anything like he promised when he knifed Abbott. Trouble is, who’s going to step up?

  191. July 2, 2016 8:29 pm

    AEC: 49 Coalition; 52 Labor!
    Where are all the Barrackers?

  192. July 2, 2016 8:33 pm

    It’s 8:30 and Kroger still hasn’t called it. Doesn’t want to damage his record of calling every election correctly bar one in the past 35 years.

  193. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 8:42 pm

  194. July 2, 2016 8:43 pm

    WA votes have still yet to be tallied so that could swing things back in Talcum’s favour…

  195. July 2, 2016 8:48 pm

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  196. July 2, 2016 8:48 pm

    AEC: 53 Labor; 43 Coalition; Greens 1.

  197. July 2, 2016 8:48 pm

    Bishop and Conman are almost admitting defeat..

  198. July 2, 2016 8:51 pm

    According to the AEC, Little Billy should be clearing his throat about now.

  199. July 2, 2016 8:55 pm

    I sincerely hope so..

  200. July 2, 2016 8:58 pm

    What even is Amanda Vandstone on about..? Can’t she just fuck off back to Italy and stuff her fat face with spag bog.

  201. July 2, 2016 9:01 pm

    They’re at it already!

  202. July 2, 2016 9:03 pm

    Cormann’s already crying into his weetbix.

  203. July 2, 2016 9:12 pm

    Kroger’s practically conceding, too. (Not quite.) He would’ve called victory if it was clear.

    AEC says: ALP 53; LNP 49.

    Don’t think anyone will be declaring victory tonight.

  204. July 2, 2016 9:16 pm

    Still got votes to come in from WA

    that will probably favour LNP…

  205. July 2, 2016 9:23 pm

    Windsor is still pretending to hang on. He says a pensioner sent him $20 a fortnight for his campaign. He should be ashamed. Pokies are better value!

  206. July 2, 2016 9:25 pm

    53 – 51.

  207. July 2, 2016 9:28 pm

  208. July 2, 2016 9:30 pm

  209. July 2, 2016 9:30 pm

    on my abc, anthony green has said, the teabags top-out with 75-seats, and the `team` top-out at 70-seats #guffaw

  210. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 9:33 pm

    Go NXP!

  211. July 2, 2016 9:38 pm

    AEC 55 – 55.

  212. July 2, 2016 9:39 pm

    NXP leading in 1 HoR seat.

  213. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 9:40 pm

    Well isn’t Turnbull going to be much better off now with a minority government … **********alert

    Welcome to Ozexit … can’t wait for the joint sitting … LOL!

  214. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 9:40 pm

    NXP leading in 1 HoR seat.

    WON!

  215. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 9:43 pm

    Go a well hung parliament

  216. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 9:44 pm

    Go Mt Langhi Ghiran Shiraz

  217. July 2, 2016 9:44 pm

    Abetz: Super has hurt us.

    Duh.

  218. July 2, 2016 9:47 pm

    AEC 57 – 56

  219. July 2, 2016 10:04 pm

    Albo won, my HoR vote didn`t count, yet again (-:

    # ,, yep, `mayo` conceded to xeno

    # ,, in the `deadwood`stakes, blib and the odwyer critter are both returned, they`ll be there for fcuking decades

    # ,, in new-england, windsor is defeated, returning the blathering bananasby

  220. July 2, 2016 10:04 pm

    This is amusing.

  221. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2016 10:17 pm

    Heheheheh!

    Andrew Bolt:

    You have been a disaster. You betrayed Tony Abbott and then led the party to humiliation, stripped of both values and honour.

    Resign.

  222. July 2, 2016 10:21 pm

    Sportsbet: Coalition $1.10; Hung Parliament $1.40; Labor $6.00.

  223. July 2, 2016 10:24 pm

    Yep. Win lose or draw. Turnbull – gone. Shorten – hero.

  224. July 2, 2016 10:28 pm

    seat `totals` on my abc,

    others-5, teabags-74, team-68, undecided-3

    #Go.Go.Go.Watermelon! (-: (-: (-: (-: (-: (-:

  225. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 10:46 pm

    And that bitter old c**t Windsor lost.

    That’s nice

    So did that absolute dill – Oakshott

    Good, so now f**k off

  226. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2016 10:49 pm

    And the ALP would probably now be claiming victory if now for that f**kwit Danny Andrews.

    Danny is f**ked

  227. July 2, 2016 10:58 pm

    AEC: 57 – 55

  228. July 2, 2016 11:00 pm

    If It’s it a hung parliament, thank Christ we don’t have to listen to Windsor and Oakshott.

    But will the alternative be any better?

  229. July 2, 2016 11:02 pm

    Go Tumpxit!

  230. July 2, 2016 11:57 pm

    on my abc, the `seats` have changed a little,

    # ,, others-5, teabags-73, team-66, undecided-6

    # ,, the `hosts` of my abc are all saying it will take `days` for the final `count` of seats

    # ,, barrie said in the senate there is 2-Lambies, 1-hinch, 2-hansons, 1-xeno and looking to be `more` awkward for teabags to deal with, than the senate the teabags just got rid of

  231. July 3, 2016 1:01 am

    both so-called `leaders` have now trotted out to waffle their bullshit, obviously the clear winner tonight will be `unhingement` (-: and if we`re really, really lucky, it will be 3-solid years of unhingement (-:

  232. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 3, 2016 1:31 am

    The Coalition swapped leaders because they thought Turnbull would have a better chance of winning or so they tell us. Perhaps Credlin was driving them crazy so they got rid of Abbott.

    But Abbott would have won this election if he was leader.

  233. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 8:11 am

    A hung parliament with one nation

    God help us all

  234. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 8:25 am

    Once again MALfunction’s decision making skills are found wanting …

    The fat lady stayed in bed!

    Bill Shorten stayed up all night (who wouldn’t)

    Tony Abbott has been in a meeting since midnight (why not)

    Bananaby was pissed by 12:30 (obviously)

    And The Emperor still has no clothes …

    The Australian people have shown just how innovative they really are

    The election would have been done and dusted if we had a high speed NBN and could vote (innovatively of course) digitally

    As it is, there’s only one digit being used in this election

    http://static1.squarespace.com/static/53b39fa6e4b03d3e9732094c/564f5f32e4b0d134bcfb5b96/5664e46ce4b04e4db00368af/1450126430565/finger1.jpg?format=500w

    What an exciting time to be an Australian!

  235. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 3, 2016 8:42 am

    A hung parliament with Xenephon supporters and the woman who beat Mirabella is likely to be more rational than with that old grumpy prick and the slightly younger but verbose dill

  236. July 3, 2016 8:52 am

    “God help us all”

    Amen to that, brother.

  237. July 3, 2016 9:10 am

    Talcum’s 8 week DD election was a real masterstroke.

  238. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 9:20 am

    I think you meant vinegar stroke reb

  239. July 3, 2016 9:21 am

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  240. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 9:22 am

    So,, who is going to be the first churnalist to apologize to voters for bullshitting to them for the past couple of weeks telling us it was done and dusted

  241. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 9:44 am

    It is going to be a very interesting time

    NOT

  242. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 9:45 am

    I repeat … MUPPETS!

  243. July 3, 2016 9:52 am

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  244. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 9:59 am

    I think I’d prefer a minority libs grubmint, considering the way the libs behaved towards Labor in hteir minority Government.

    And I’d hope Labor are more professional should that occur. Mind you, they couldn’t be less professional than yabot and his mob were.

    OR

    Can we just try again? Labor would be in on a landslide if we had another vote now.

  245. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 3, 2016 10:02 am

    I think I’d prefer a minority libs grubmint, considering the way the libs behaved towards Labor in hteir minority Government.

    What are you trying to say? Abbott supported most gillard govt legislation in spite of what people may think.

    I don’t recall labor supporting the howard govt in many things

  246. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 10:08 am

    It was the petty nature of ignoring most of the conventions nil that just obstructed and hindered governance.

    We did go into detail back then nil, but, I’m assuming your visors didn’t let those comments through

  247. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 10:09 am

  248. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 3, 2016 10:15 am

    We did go into detail back then nil, but, I’m assuming your visors didn’t let those comments through

    Don’t recall. But contrary to what people think Abbott supported most of Gillard legislation.

    I do not recall labor supporting Howard in many things. Don’t recall Shorten supporting the Coalition in many things. labor supporters have short memories

  249. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 10:16 am

    Don’t recall.

    As foreseen

  250. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 3, 2016 10:25 am

    So the media were reporting a likely coalition win, and therefore did the ALP a big favour.

    Many Liberal voters obviously felt they could chance a protest vote over the removal of “their” conservative leader.

    I’m not sure how all the reporting of a likely win did them a favour.

  251. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 10:28 am

    and therefore did the ALP a big favour.

    lol@yomms, exercising his madness, and in so timely a manner

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆
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  252. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 3, 2016 10:30 am

    Many Liberal voters obviously felt they could chance a protest vote over the removal of “their” conservative leader.

    For the first time in my life i did not follow Liberal party handouts. I put my local Liberal member No 3 because this person voted for Turnbull to be leader and this person lost the seat to the ALP.

    I voted below the line for the first time and voted for 12 people who i thought were Conservative candidates. No ALP or Green candidate made my 12.

  253. The Reactor permalink
    July 3, 2016 11:34 am

    (But Abbott would have won this election if he was leader.

    Yeth; and then the “weird politics” could (have) be(en) even weirder.)

  254. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 3, 2016 11:41 am

    Yesterday we learned that the Australian people are not so stupid as to vote for Shorten and way too smart to vote for Turnbull.

  255. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 11:48 am

    I see the churnalists are going with “surprise ” result

    With so many polls 50 50 or with alternating winners, it’s hardly a surprise especially for a mob that regurgitates the results so often.

  256. Votives permalink
    July 3, 2016 12:00 pm

    (Yesterday we learned that the Australian people are not so stupid as to vote for Shorten and way too smart to vote for Turnbull.

    Thank-you for that summation, 1-of-15676659; and for the penetrating insight into the purpose and function of Australia’s parliamentary representative democratic system.)

  257. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 3, 2016 12:05 pm

    You’re welcome, 1-of-15676659. I’m sure agree that yesterday was a rejection of establishment politicians and the stooges and tools who support them. Oh wait. Put that mirror down I wasn’t talking about you.

  258. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 3, 2016 12:37 pm

    Can’t believe the Coalition changed leaders half way thru. Unless Credlin was just to difficult to work for the leadership change makes no sense. They deserve to lose

  259. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 3, 2016 12:40 pm

    The highlight for me was listening to Windsor being a bitter loser

  260. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 3, 2016 12:46 pm

    Windsor is a self-aggrandising fool who got exactly what he deserved. I’m sure News Corp are absolutely gutted he excluded them from his loser party.

  261. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 3, 2016 12:48 pm

    Actually Windsor and Oakshot may have only entered for money. I read somewhere if they get more than 5% of the vote they get $2.62 for every vote

  262. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 12:59 pm

    With so many polls 50 50 or with alternating winners, it’s hardly a surprise especially for a mob that regurgitates the results so often.

    Well, they will bypass the intelligent and in depth analysis, predictions and comments from the expertise that abounds here at TGT …

    Our gain, their loss … 😉

  263. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 1:00 pm

    BTW I must share this with all …

  264. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 3, 2016 1:07 pm

    …and that reality TV host that stood against Abbott got about 0.01% of the vote despite all the free publicity he got from his media mates

    The results generally look like the public can spot a BULLS**T ARTIST when they see one

  265. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 3, 2016 1:10 pm

    I don’t think Windsor entered the election for any reasons beyond bitterness and relevance deprivation.

    It really is a pleasure to see the bitter prickbecome a bitter loser

  266. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 3, 2016 1:15 pm

    … and is it misogynist to suggest Hanson and Lambie are complete dills that should have no place in parliament?

    (or is it only misogyny to criticise Gillard ?)

  267. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 3, 2016 1:32 pm

    Fair enough TB. You are entitled to that!

  268. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 3, 2016 1:40 pm

    … and is it misogynist to suggest Hanson and Lambie are complete dills that should have no place in parliament?

    The only problem with that irrational thought is the number of complete dills that they represent, those who voted them in, I assume they weren’t all women?

    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/australia-brexit-and-the-search-for-meaning-20160630-gpv4s5.html

    …LIES LIBERAL LIESPerth,Jul 1 2016 at 3:52pm

    let me see .RUDD wins an election and thus a mandate for an ETS. SIR Tony doesn’t respect the mandate knifes MALCOM and then refuses to help pass the legislation. TONY then lies his way to GOVERNMENT. TONY and the LNP proceed to try and pass legislation and a BUDGET that broke pre election promises and whinge, ITS NOT FAIR WE WON government. yes we want the SENATE to pass legislation that we haven’t got a mandate for but we are the LNP. LITTLE wonder people are donkey voting and not voting normal parties. THE LNP only respect the will of the voters when it suits them…

  269. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 2:13 pm

    … and is it misogynist to suggest Hanson and Lambie are complete dills that should have no place in parliament?

    Try this yomm

    “Hanson and Lambie are complete dills that should have no place in parliament because they are [insert chosen male name here]s bitch?”

    You may have better luck being called a misogynist with that kind of imagery.

    Or perhaps tell ’em they should be home doing the ironing? 😉

  270. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 2:15 pm

    Shorten fought on policies. Turnbull sat back waiting for the people to elect him

    Yea, nice one lenore. Where were your articles pointing all this out to the voters BEFORE the election. Nah, just tweet some ex ALP hacks story AFTER it

    #msm fail

  271. Mañana permalink
    July 3, 2016 3:14 pm

    (Is it over yet…?

    Eh? Election 2016: Ballot count could take a month to finalise, AEC says)

  272. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 3, 2016 3:19 pm

    Might as well bring on the gay marriage debate ASAP 🙂

    Apparently it’s all twitter’s fault! 😯

  273. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 3, 2016 3:40 pm

  274. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 3, 2016 3:53 pm

    …and that reality TV host that stood against Abbott got about 0.01% of the vote despite all the free publicity he got from his media mates
    The results generally look like the public can spot a BULLS**T ARTIST when they see one

    He got 11.68% of the vote and only 2,000 less votes than the Labor candidate who ran second in that very safe Liberal seat. I heard them say on TV pre election that Abbott held the seat by a 15% margin, well he’s had a 9% swing against him [so far]

    I would think that Mathison would be encouraged to run again by that result.

    http://vtr.aec.gov.au/HouseDivisionPage-20499-151.htm

    First preference count for the division of Warringah (NSW)
    44 of 47 polling places returned.
    Candidate Party Votes % Swing (%) Status
    WOODWARD, Andrew Labor 10,576 14.69 -4.64
    ROWLAND, Marie Nick Xenophon Team 4,675 6.50 +6.50
    SCIFO, June Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group) 856 1.19 +0.48
    GIORDANO, Marc Science Party 627 0.87 +0.87
    ABBOTT, Tony Liberal 37,273 51.79 -9.05 Previous Member
    CAPLICE, Shea The Arts Party 524 0.73 +0.73
    MATHISON, James Independent 8,409 11.68 +11.68
    WILLIAMS ROLDAN, Clara The Greens 8,576 11.92 -3.60
    BARROW, David Independent 187 0.26 +0.26
    BACKHOUSE, Tony Independent 268 0.37 +0.37
    …… #Sustainable Australia 0 0.00 -0.84
    …… Rise Up Australia Party 0 0.00 -0.54
    …… Palmer United Party 0 0.00 -2.22
    Formal 71,971 94.45 -0.15
    Informal 4,230 5.55 +0.15
    Total 76,201

  275. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 3, 2016 4:02 pm

    He would say that, wouldn’t he…

    A defiant Daniel Andrews has hit back at claims his botched handling of the CFA pay dispute could have cost Labor a federal election victory by depriving the party of key seats in Victoria.

    Hilarious!! Danny did a huge favour to his union mates and it has cost Shorten the Prime Ministership! Hopefully it will cost Andrews his Premiership!

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/australian-federal-election-2016-daniel-andrews-scoffs-at-claims-cfa-dispute-cost-labor-victorian-seats-20160703-gpxeei.html#ixzz4DK4MxCGU

  276. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 4:05 pm

    Wasn’t it MALfunction that wanted a debate on Facebook? Because of the modern technology?

    And then got clobbered … via an NBN question … by Shorten and a few thousand others …

  277. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 3, 2016 4:13 pm

    Sorry, it looks like the greens are in third spot [missed that], making mathison 4th.

  278. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 3, 2016 4:29 pm

  279. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 3, 2016 4:31 pm

    Yep, a guy has his head on TV for hours, gets plenty of favourable attention from the media – he’s even getting coverage here – and still only 1 in 10 vote for the tosser

    It just shows that there is a fair degree of sense in the electorate.

  280. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 5:17 pm

    and still only 1 in 10 vote for the tosser

    I’m pretty sure more than 1 in 10 voted for malcayman yomm, but I AGREE! with the rest.

    I see that even with the grubby lies and use of a deadly tragedy by the libs to try and smear Labor and the Unions over the CFA, Labor still got a healthy swing there. Failure to Launch?

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-02/election-2016-bendigo-results-labor-holds-nats-claim-murray/7564064

  281. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 5:26 pm

    Fair enough TB. You are entitled to that!

    Thanks, sb, little comfort tho’ …

    Hung parliaments cause more division than they are worth … (yep I believe it will be) …

    A definite win either way would have been better for the country … it will be at least three years of turmoil for the backbone folk of this country …

    As I said earlier political decisions should not affect me or mine very much if at all …

    The senate is now more diverse than ever!

  282. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 5:29 pm

    Health and education the top two issues for voters according to Sky exit poll #Gonski

    What’s “amusing” is that most of us knew that (I think) and the pollies fart around with slogans … and no substance ….

  283. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 5:34 pm

    The libs need to learn to value universal health too #ausvotes

    What they need to do is stop treating us like fkn dills …

    … and that’s exactly what TurnAbbout was continuing to do when he called out “the lie” last night … half the country (and I suspect more) knew it wasn’t a lie … the white-anting of Medicare has been a Liberal policy for decades …

  284. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 5:37 pm

    I’m pretty sure more than 1 in 10 voted for malcayman yomm

    I hate fkn mind readers! TR

  285. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 5:42 pm

    I see that even with the grubby lies and use of a deadly tragedy by the libs to try and smear Labor and the Unions over the CFA, Labor still got a healthy swing there. Failure to Launch?

    Surely that needs investigating for FRAUD! That’s not just lying …

    What’s Georgia Brandisi’s email address …

    Oh the HYPOCRISY!

  286. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 3, 2016 5:43 pm

    and still only 1 in 10 vote for the tosser

    What are you on about? is it still Mathison?

    You made a claim of

    …about 0.01% of the vote despite all the free publicity he got from his media mates…

    Which made me check the AEC site to see what you were crowing about

    0.01% is 1 in 100 or 1% isn’t it?

    Now you can admit to a 1 in 10 or 10% or 0.1% of the vote [11.68% actually] not the 0.01% you stated, it’s a big difference.

    Well done!

    Now tell me why we did that exercise, why you scoffed about that result, why you had to fudge the figures and play with decimals. Do you think we cared about the warringah vote or something?

    I certainly don’t, but I’m pretty sure that Abbott cares about a big swing against him though!

  287. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 3, 2016 5:47 pm

    The swing in Victoria was far less than in other states and spin it all you like but Andrews f**ked up and in time people will realise he’s inept and a f**kwit

    Shorten will damn him with faint praise and soon he’ll get rolled. That’s what he deserves because he’s a f**kwit hack.

  288. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 3, 2016 5:49 pm

    Hung parliaments cause more division than they are worth … (yep I believe it will be) …

    Oh TB, you disappoint, am I the only one that loves them?

    Can’t wait for 3 yrs of the great unhinging!

    I shouldn’t get too excited, perhaps the libs will get back in…but…then the fun will start in the senate and the no mandate problem.

    Either way, I can only see win/win for me, oh happy days 🙂

  289. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 3, 2016 5:51 pm

    …and I even know at the time it was more than 0.01% – that’s what he would have got if it was based on life achievement and intelligence.

    But even with his head on T, media stardom and all the cloying media attention he still came only 4th – and THAT’S BECAUSE HE IS A F**KWIT AND A TOSSER!

  290. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 5:56 pm

    Now tell me why we did that exercise,

    KL, not sure he was playing smart arse or just doesn’t know … he did claim to have quals as an economist (once) … dumbest bunch I’ve ever met … wrong industrial psychologists beat ’em hands down!

  291. July 3, 2016 5:57 pm

    “”Hung parliaments cause more division than they are worth …””

    Really? I’m inlined to think that they’re fairly lame.

    In fact, the benefit is that it’s unlikely that any draconian measures would be able to be passed. And that’s a good thing.

  292. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 3, 2016 6:03 pm

    But even with his head on T, media stardom and all the cloying media attention he still came only 4th – and THAT’S BECAUSE HE IS A F**KWIT AND A TOSSER!

    cripes tomM, so angry, do you know him or something? It’s just the TV, it’s not real!

    breathe tomM, breathe

    let the weight of all that union and mathison hate go, it’s good for your psyche!

  293. July 3, 2016 6:03 pm

    “”Can’t wait for 3 yrs of the great unhinging!””

    Me too! 🙂

    The libs are going to tear themselves apart.

    And how’s the msm…? Faces all covered in egg after predicting that Talcum would simply waltz back into office.

    And Pauline’s back…!

    IT’S GOING TO BE HILARIOUS!!

  294. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 3, 2016 6:04 pm

    oops, sorry reb, I didn’t think it would be sooo big!

  295. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 6:04 pm

    Oh TB, you disappoint, am I the only one that loves them?

    No yer not KL … I love the circus too … but I’m concerned, from a practical perspective, many people will suffer badly … and the country will stagnate … (even more!)

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

    THAT’S BECAUSE HE IS A F**KWIT AND A TOSSER!</I

    Shall we start naming the Liberal, Lib Dem, Nat, (and all those spin off Christian Parties – who whizz their preferences from the old and young and lazy and ignorant to the Liberal Party) tossers … or have you got something better to do tonight?

    The “two party preferred” stats are nonsense … just like that twerp Antony Green on ABC … why the fk is he employed?

    In all my life I’ve never seen a guru who is … a guru!

  296. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 6:05 pm

    In fact, the benefit is that it’s unlikely that any draconian measures would be able to be passed. And that’s a good thing.

    Can’t argue with that either …

  297. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 6:08 pm

    And how’s the msm…? Faces all covered in egg after predicting that Talcum would simply waltz back into office.

    They were fed … and on Insiders admitted it!

    Incompetent bunch of fk pricks … Nixon would have got away with everything with this bunch of incompetent, lazy nincompoops … absofknlutely astounding!

  298. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 3, 2016 6:09 pm

    And how’s the msm…? Faces all covered in egg after predicting that Talcum would simply waltz back into office.

    Only yesterday they were all saying it was impossible for Labor to win!

    And Pauline’s back…!

    Will tony have to start up his “australians for dishonest politics” slush fund again? Perhaps he can get her framed for something and sent back to jail, I’m sure the AFP will do anything the Libs ask of them.

    It’s like deja vu or schadenfreude or something 🙂

  299. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 6:14 pm

    LOL! Re-arranging my computer over the last few days … wonder if anyone remembers this comment …

    24-02-2012 3:23 pm

    Abbott v Turnbull won’t happen.

    If it does I’ll bare my cute li’l ass in Hobart and scream “Reeeebbbbbbbbbb, come’n geeeettttt it!!!!”

    And who wrote it …?

    I believe the Blogmeister may still have a few copies of a very nostalgic cellophane wrapped CD for the first correct answer … (sreb?)

  300. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 6:17 pm

    It’s like deja vu or schadenfreude or something:)

    Political Munchausen Syndrome … others suffer for their gratitude …

  301. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 3, 2016 6:18 pm

    I don’t have a clue TB but I’ll take a guess

    Walrus?

  302. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 3, 2016 6:33 pm

  303. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 6:40 pm

    KL

    Nup … so close tho’ …

  304. July 3, 2016 6:43 pm

    Well I waited up to hear Shorten’s speech, which was quite good. Then I saw Turnbull leave home to give his. This will be interesting, I thought. Then I woke up at 2:30. Missed it!

    I’ve just seen some excerpts and it doesn’t look good. He seems to be blaming everyone but himself. “The plebs are too stupid to carry out orders and vote for the smartest man in the room. I deserve a better electorate than this.”

  305. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 3, 2016 6:47 pm

  306. July 3, 2016 7:15 pm

    Snacty?

  307. July 3, 2016 7:18 pm

    Scaper?

  308. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 7:19 pm

    Watching the libs implode is almost worth not having the alp win a majority

    IF things progress as normal (big if) Labor should waltz in nxt election

    Watching yomm unhinge is making my day. Thanks mate 🙂

    Looks like the cfa is in for an almighty cleanup.The big winners will be the volunteers

    Onya Daniel Andrews

  309. July 3, 2016 7:22 pm

    Watching the libs implode Turnbull being humiliated is worth rewriting Tom R’s comments. Such fun.

  310. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 7:33 pm

    Considering the focus on his own arse, I’ll guess snacty too

    He was always a voyeur in that mould lol

    And rewrite away Tony, works fer meToo

  311. July 3, 2016 7:34 pm

    It’s possible that both my abhorrent bets could win. A hung parliament (likely) and Labor as the sworn-in government (less likely). it’s also possible that both will lose. At least I’ll get a few days’ run for my money.

  312. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 8:10 pm

    Snacty?

    That doesn’t count!

    I’ll guess snacty too

    Ah! Prize to TR! … original cellophane wrapped – “Country’s Greatest pricks Hits” – featuring Bananaby Joyce’s Let’s Party Twonights!” …

    The prize is subject to availability from the Blogmeister and postage paid by the winner … (estimated at $55) the Contest Master bears no legal responsibility for the outcome of the contest!

    All Duty of Care rests with The Gutter Trash management … and/or the MALfunction TurnAbbout Jobs & Growth Team … whoever wins the election …

  313. July 3, 2016 8:42 pm

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  314. July 3, 2016 9:06 pm

    “Oh the Schadenfreude”

    Why do we use a foreign term?

    We could say: “You’re so arrogant yet you fell on your arse. That makes me happy.”

  315. July 3, 2016 9:25 pm

    “Why do we use a foreign term?”

    Je ne sais quoi.

  316. July 3, 2016 9:31 pm

    Que?

  317. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2016 9:43 pm

    Yea Tony, use the ostryan term

    Shortenfreude

  318. TB Queensland permalink
    July 3, 2016 10:12 pm

    MALfunction “Spoiltbrat” TurnAbbott … oi! oi! oi!

  319. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 3, 2016 10:55 pm

    “Why do we use a foreign term?”

    Because we are not scared of foreigners or their language and not yet run by pauline hanson’s one nation, the australian liberty alliance, the australia first party or the reclaim australia party.

  320. July 4, 2016 4:46 am

    There has never been a more exciting time to be an unwanted arrogant hood ornament.

    #Go.Go.Go.Go.Go.Watermelon (-:

  321. July 4, 2016 7:04 am

    HERE COMES THE UNHINGEMENT (-:

    tiser,,,,,,,SOUTH Australia’s rabble-rouser-in-chief Cory Bernardi has all but declared open warfare on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the wake of his failure to gain a decisive victory.

    The Liberal Senator is one of a bloc of conservatives who were openly dismayed when Mr Turnbull ousted former PM Tony Abbott.

    They saw the shift as a definite step to the left, and warned that it would see the Coalition bleed conservative votes.

    Vote counting will begin again in earnest on Monday, but the Australian Electoral Commission has warned it could take still longer to determine who wins Government, and it could be weeks before the final makeup of the Senate is known.

    Most expected the Coalition would be able to declare victory on Saturday night, but now the most likely options are a slim victory or a hung Parliament.

    Senator Bernardi said the ”disappointing result” was ”a product of a contempt shown for the conservative base that has been the building block and foundation of the party”.

    ”We had our chief pollster Mark Textor say conservatives don’t matter,(#Tick)

    we’ve had a leader say Pauline Hanson isn’t welcome in our parliament, which is a direct insult to all those who may share her concerns,” Senator Bernardi said.(#Guffaw)

    Pauline Hanson is set to take a Senate spot, and some are predicting her right-wing party One Nation could pick up another three. That would see them hold or share the balance of power.

    Senator Hanson rose to prominence in the 1990s for her anti-immigration views, which she still holds today.

    Senator Bernardi also said an Iftar dinner the PM hosted to celebrate the breaking of the Ramadan fast had ”alienated those who are concerned about defending our culture”.

    That dinner caused a ruckus because one attendee, Sheik Shady Alsuleiman, is known for his stridently anti-gay views. He was invited without Mr Turnbull’s knowledge.

    Senator Bernardi said the Liberal brand had been damaged and that the warning signs had been ”very, very clear for a very long time”.

    ”I think unlike times past these mistakes are so grievous that we need to hold some people to account for them,” he said. Asked if he was specifically talking about Mr Turnbull, he said: ”Who those people are will be a matter for their conscience and for the Liberal partyroom.”

    While One Nation appears to have had success interstate, that is not the case in SA, where ”dry” Liberal Jamie Briggs was defeated in Mayo by Nick Xenophon Team candidate Rebekha Sharkie.

    Other seats almost all showed a shift to Labor.

    Polling in the week before the election showed that if conservative MP Tony Abbott had still been in charge, the party would have been defeated by 53 to 47 per cent on a two party preferred basis.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    http://www.google.com.au/url?q=http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/liberal-senator-cory-bernardi-angered-at-malcolm-turnbulls-failure-to-win-decisively/news-story/0171400382f505c4bf8bbd997564d053&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjJgNncktjNAhUENpQKHZzJAgsQqQIIFzAA&usg=AFQjCNFZkbyoNPJwKhsj8lk1EN5kuQHjYw

  322. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 4, 2016 8:29 am

    I don’t think I’m to bothered by a hung parliament with Xenephon, Wilkie and McGowan holding the balance.

    Time will tell but they seem more balanced than the bitter old prick and the verbose bulls**t artist

  323. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 4, 2016 8:37 am

    It was stated on the radio this morning that Standard and Poors said we will lose our AAA credit rating unless we start running surplus budgets

  324. Walrus permalink
    July 4, 2016 9:55 am

    “It was stated on the radio this morning that Standard and Poors said we will lose our AAA credit rating …………”

    And all because people like you stated that they couldn’t vote for Malcolm and you actually didn’t.

    Are you proud of the fact that because of You we will lose our credit rating ?

    Are you proud of the fact that because of You the boats will now start tio come again ?

    Are you proud of the fact that because of You their will be more children locked up in detention ?

    Are you proud of the fact that because of You we will probably now end up with a new carbon tax ?

    Are you proud of the fact that because of You government spending wont be curtailed ?

    You should be ashamed of yourself NoS.

    Their is nothing so dishonest as a Delcon

  325. TB Queensland permalink
    July 4, 2016 10:04 am

    LOL! @ wally! 🙂

    Bernardi (and a few others) still don’t get it …

    Abbott didn’t win the election before last Labor lost it and deservedly so …

    We’re just back to the status quo (no, please don’t, TR!) …

    And what a status quo … MALfunction has woven … LOL!

    This gauge is a bit of fun too!

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/ng-interactive/2016/jul/04/senate-calculator-legislation-pass-after-australian-election-2016

  326. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 4, 2016 10:04 am

    Are you proud of the fact that because of You we will lose our credit rating ?

    We will lose our AAA because Rudd/Gillard started a runaway debt truck. Most probably unstoppable.

    I put my local Liberal member No 3 with two conservative 1&2. As far as i know the Liberal candidate will get my preference vote but i guess i could be wrong.

    Anyway what is the difference. Labor lite or Labor?

  327. Walrus permalink
    July 4, 2016 10:06 am

    Actually it all made for a pretty exciting Saturday night of TV.

  328. Walrus permalink
    July 4, 2016 10:07 am

    “I put my local Liberal member No 3 with two conservative 1&2. As far as i know the Liberal candidate will get my preference vote but i guess i could be wrong.”

    You should be ashamed of yourself

  329. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 4, 2016 10:17 am

    “So all those editorials endorsing Turnbull by the old media look pretty smart, don’t they.”

    Like the love-struck Elizabeth Farrelly back in November:

    “Malcolm – who like Beyonce is known universally by his first name – will be the longest-serving prime minister since Menzies. Possibly ever.

    “Malcolm has occupied the middle ground so thoroughly that Bill Shorten – who against Abbott looked almost plausible – is suddenly Mr 15 Per Cent, and shrinking.”

    (Someone please get Elizabeth a drip-tray.)

  330. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 4, 2016 10:40 am

    More Farrelly on Malcolm:

    So I’m not just talking political smarts or intellectual agility. The lucid intelligence is one that operates on higher principles than crowd-pleasing, rabble-rousing or the routine party hackery of the common-or-garden political mind.

    To have an intelligence of this kind leading Australia is a shift of immense significance. Deriving from something that, at risk of sounding naïve, you may almost call goodness, it gives Malcolm the potential to be not just a practical leader, in the usual way, but a moral one; a leader of minds.

    Obviously drooling from both ends when she wrote that!

  331. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 4, 2016 10:45 am

    Farrelly more recently:

    Malcolm used to be charismatic, in a cocky, I’m-so-rich kind of way. Now, he seems thinner by the day, and not from the Chinese tea and cycle vacs. The PM seems spiritually thin, hollowed out from the inside. So thin you can almost see the hand within, making the arms wave, the jaw move.

    There’s a macabre fascination in witnessing this evisceration, like watching someone’s cosmetic surgery go horribly wrong. There’s also pathos, as though the crows of fate, spotting a juicy flaw, lifted Malcolm high into the stratosphere only to watch him fall and break.

    As the great Oscar Wilde observed: “There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.”

  332. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 4, 2016 11:04 am

    Farrelly’s reference to Beyoncé was no doubt recalling “Crazy In Love” an apt description of Liz’s reaction to Malcolm at the time.

  333. TB Queensland permalink
    July 4, 2016 11:08 am

    Actually it all made for a pretty exciting Saturday night of TV.

    Agree I hit the sack about 12:30 … I love reality TV where the contestants squirm …

    BTW, wally, neel, won’t understand your sarcasm … comments … insults … aggro … irony … cynicism … its a computer …

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

    Obviously drooling from both ends when she wrote that!

    I’ve never heard of her … sometimes I’m glad I don’t get out more often … this is one of those moments … WTF!

  334. Walrus permalink
    July 4, 2016 11:08 am

    “Farrelly’s reference to Beyoncé was no doubt recalling”

    For someone who is supposed to comment on “Town Planning” issues et al she sure is full of shit

  335. July 4, 2016 11:18 am

    “You should be ashamed of yourself”

    You should ALL be ashamed of yourselves!!!

  336. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 4, 2016 11:19 am

    “I’ve never heard of her “

    She is a caricature of a prattling inner-city lefty loony. Her alleged area of expertise is architecture. She writes in the opinion pages of the local Fairfax rag where she specialises in unintentional comedy.

  337. July 4, 2016 11:21 am

    Those numbnuts who are freaking out that a hung parliament could mean that we have a “do nothing ” govt for the next three years, fail to realise that that’s what we’ve had for the last three years…..🤔🙄

  338. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 4, 2016 11:21 am

    “You should ALL be ashamed of yourselves!!!”

    Yikes! All of us?

  339. Walrus permalink
    July 4, 2016 11:40 am

    “Those numbnuts who are freaking out that a hung parliament ……”

    For Jackie Lambie’s sake I trust it will be well hung !

  340. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 4, 2016 12:11 pm

    This was the best poster I saw on election day. Interestingly the candidate is the one in the tiny inset pic in the corners. The magnificent Grande Dame is her mum!

  341. TB Queensland permalink
    July 4, 2016 1:35 pm

    Hope that doesn’t include me! … fail to realise that that’s what we’ve had for the last three years…..🤔🙄

  342. July 4, 2016 1:38 pm

    So apparently Pauline Hanson has moved on from hating Asians to now being fixated with Muslims. How’s she gonna cope when she finds out some people are both.

  343. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 4, 2016 1:50 pm

    I wonder whether anyone has told (alleged wife beater and darling of the left) Johnny Depp that that the sweaty tomato beat the bitter old prick

  344. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 4, 2016 2:20 pm

    TB, I’m pretty sure you would not be included with me amoungst the riff-raff. But then again reb did put ALL in caps 🙂

  345. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 4, 2016 2:55 pm

    “the sweaty tomato beat the bitter old prick”

    Have the people of New England no respect for Mr Depp? No love for his adorable pooches? No wonder this country is in such dire straits. No decent Australian could possibly vote for Barney Blunderbuss after his bestial actions forced Depp to uncharacteristic violence.

  346. TB Queensland permalink
    July 4, 2016 4:36 pm

    Now the elections are over its still fkn boring!

    I can’t stop thinking that if the AEC “reserve” today for postal and early polling … and strat counts and re-counts tomorrow … why don’t they begin counting postal and earl votes BEFORE the polling day – even if its done behind locked doors … seems like a dumb management process to me …

    In the 21st Century surely we can come up with a better system than cardboard boxes, lead pencils on a string, ball point lines through a roll book and thousands of scrutineers and helpers … where’s the fkn innovation?

    As for political parties sending out postal vote forms and how to vote cards with self addressed envelopes to the POLITICAL PARTY HQ … that’s just plain stupid!

    No wonder the Liberals seem to “know” they’ll get more postal votes than the ALP … what happens to the ALP votes that end up at Liberal Party HQ?

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

    TB, I’m pretty sure you would not be included with me amoungst the riff-raff.

    That makes me feel much better, sb … ~(8-(

    What is disturbing is the silence from sreb!

  347. TB Queensland permalink
    July 4, 2016 4:55 pm

    As of now … AEC Tally Room

    Coalition – 67

    Labor – 71

    Greens – 1

    Katter – 1

    NXT – 2

    Independent – 2

    Not Yet Determined – 6

  348. July 4, 2016 4:57 pm

    “What is disturbing is the silence from sreb!”

    It’s hard to say anything when you’re still laughing at the outcome!

    Poor old Talcum

    Poor old Cory Bernardi

    Poor old Leigh Sales and Chris Dullman

    It’s just hilarious!!

    And then Tony Abbott thinks he’s The Messiah again!

    You couldn’t make this shit up!

  349. July 4, 2016 5:01 pm

    “”No wonder the Liberals seem to “know” they’ll get more postal votes than the ALP …””

    That’s just wishful thinking.

    If anything, history shows that when ppl vote early it’s more likely to be a protest vote against the government..

    Although I think the Libs are hoping the postal votes will be from the nursing home contingent who are perhaps more likely to vote Tory.

  350. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 4, 2016 5:17 pm

    Is this the famous james ashby? Apparently he is now a pilot for pauline hanson [and occasional advisor] 😯

    haha 🙂

    for neil, with love

    Rundle: on the road with Di Natale — and why I will vote for the Greens
    https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/07/01/rundle-road-di-natale-will-vote-greens/

  351. July 4, 2016 5:41 pm

    The teabag-panic is fantabulous, l`m over-dosing on `glee` #Go.Watermelon

  352. July 4, 2016 5:55 pm

    teabag,,,,,,and is it misogynist to suggest Hanson .. are complete dills that should have no place in parliament?,,,,,,,,

    # ,, Pauline `had` to return, no doubt about it, to write the future teabag-policies for the remainder of this century. Just as Pauline wrote teabag-policies for the `end` of last century.

  353. July 4, 2016 5:58 pm

    So teabags, how about we have a `Fed-exit` vote soon???? (-:

  354. TB Queensland permalink
    July 4, 2016 6:02 pm

    sreb, Those numbnuts who are freaking out that a hung parliament could mean that we have a “do nothing ” govt for the next three years, fail to realise that that’s what we’ve had for the last three years…..🤔🙄

    From your reply I guess you didn’t twig what I meant … unlike supersleuth, sb … (8-D)

    ’tis nay butha wee laddie … jest a wee jest … ~(;-)

    I had mentioned yesterday that the country will stagnate even more …

    I blame the shiraz … (;-)

    Then I saw this … You couldn’t make this shit up!

    LOL!

    But we do try! LOL! Especially, ToM … and I’m surprised wally’s still commenting … PTSD?

  355. TB Queensland permalink
    July 4, 2016 6:08 pm

    Former premier says Abetz has to go, labels party ‘inept’

    If they all resign there’ll be none left!

    Makes all the shit thrown at the ALP by the LNP over Rudd/Gillard/Rudd sound like political nastiness … until now, its not even political its genealogical in the LNP psyche!

    I did predict an Abbott/Turnbull/Abbott leadership but not withy such a narrow margin after the election …

    GUFFAW!

  356. TB Queensland permalink
    July 4, 2016 6:08 pm

    Hanson wants a Banking RC … LOL!

  357. TB Queensland permalink
    July 4, 2016 6:09 pm

    Downside … I can hear her whiney voice now on TV … six fkn years!

  358. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 4, 2016 6:26 pm

    Wow i found this picture frightening.These people could be running the country soon

  359. Tom R permalink
    July 4, 2016 6:33 pm

    “the sweaty tomato beat the bitter old prick”

    What the sweaty tomato does in private is his business yomm

    I love the libs reaction to the Medicare sms
    You don’t win outright so you call the cops LOL

    Will the ALP call the cops on all the cfa tomfoolery?

  360. Tom R permalink
    July 4, 2016 6:35 pm

    Does Hanson know what a banking rc id TB or does she think it’s some kind of pollies only bank account

  361. TB Queensland permalink
    July 4, 2016 6:56 pm

    Who knows … TR …

    I like this description …

    Turnbull and Scott Morrison crying foul on Saturday night about Labor party lies was a treat to behold. The “we wus robbed” line coming from the people who brought us children overboard, Islamic scares, the “intelligence” for the Iraq war and fake budget projections is an exciting new audacity. Even the party’s very name is a lie.

  362. TB Queensland permalink
    July 4, 2016 6:59 pm

    And where are the AFP on NBN break-ins and illegal photos and Brough, Wyatt, Ashby, Pyne and treason (that’s what it is when you try and bring a government down illegally – home grown internal terrorists!)

  363. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 4, 2016 7:13 pm

    for neil, with love

    It is comments like Simon Banks made and the Table he presented is why i think ALP supporters have no shame. Also totally deceitful and dishonest.

    If you look at the Table we lost our AAA credit rating in 1986. We were then downgraded again in 1989. It was not until Costello reduced debt to 5% of GDP that the two majors gave us our AAA back in February 2003. And that is when we got our AAA back-2003

    Eight years latter Fitch also gave us AAA in 2011. Why didn’t Fitch give us AAA in 2003 when debt was 5% of GDP. Why not in 2007 when debt was zero? Why wait until 2011?

    But boy haven’t you lefties gone to town on getting that third AAA. It meant nothing. Only useful for propaganda purposes.

  364. July 4, 2016 7:22 pm

    Fcuk both major teams. They both decided to fight the minors and feverishly swap prefs with each other. Talkbull deserves to be arse-fcuked by his own zombies for pref`ing blib and saving blib from the greenz. Suck it up teabags.

  365. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 4, 2016 7:34 pm

    I presume the father of Chloe’s children is happy to have them paraded around as a prop family for Bill.

    (remember how Abbott was criticised for having his own children on the campaign trail with him?)

  366. July 4, 2016 7:44 pm

    AAA.,,,,It meant nothing. Only useful for propaganda purposes,,,,,

    # ,, yet you have spammed 1000`s of comments about AAA #imbecile

  367. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 4, 2016 8:28 pm

    , yet you have spammed 1000`s of comments about AAA

    Not sure what you are raving on about. We got our AAA back in February 2003 when Costello reduced govt debt to 5% of GDP. Eight years latter a third minor ratings agency Fitch, got around to giving us AAA. Why did they wait so long? Who knows but it meant nothing because we got our AAA back in 2003. But Labor used that third AAA for propaganda purposes because it happened under Swan who did nothing.

  368. TB Queensland permalink
    July 4, 2016 9:26 pm

    (remember how Abbott was criticised for having his own children on the campaign trail with him?)

    YES! I do, ToM … and I also remember WHY he was criticised … you only mention half the tale again.

  369. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2016 5:51 am

    But don’t you remember Bill auctioning his kids off and telling the voters the they’re ‘good sorts’

    And yes TB the afp would be too busy with the libs you would think to bother with an sms call. But I bet they aren’t

  370. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 5, 2016 6:02 am

    What? Shorten uses another man’s children as campaign props and you think Abbott was worse in how he used his own?

  371. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2016 6:18 am

    I don’t think you understand how many modern families are structured yomm

    It’s quite illuminating to observe, and perhaps explains many other comments you have made

  372. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 5, 2016 7:35 am

    Fine but there’s Bill. A real family man
    With another bloke’s family

  373. July 5, 2016 7:52 am

    Envy seems to be radiating out of the cubicle, clearly after taking a good look at Chloe, blib is punching well above his weight in the `ladies-dept`, something which obviously bothers boo-melb. With a `solid` history of vagina, womb`n virginity-fretting behind him, rabbit could only look creepy with his daughters, to many of us and made our skin crawl. Two `entirely` different things. #Go.Watermelon

  374. July 5, 2016 7:54 am

    Don`t expect a `result` today either teabags, the ballot-count is still buffering.

  375. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 5, 2016 9:15 am

    It’s quite illuminating to observe, and perhaps explains many other comments you have made

    It does, doesn’t it? Things are so different when seen through the eyes of a s-n-o-b.

    Envy seems to be radiating out of the cubicle, clearly after taking a good look at Chloe, blib is punching well above his weight in the `ladies-dept`

    Yes, he is. How could someone who tomM looks down his nose at manage to pull a fine lady like Chloe? He seems so natural and at ease with his ‘blended’ family too, almost like he fully accepts another man’s children as his own. 🙂

    Because there is no history of sexist, aggressive commentary from malcolm or bill, it all felt quite normal and appropriate when the wives appeared at the sides of both of them at times. No hyper aggressive and muscular male posturing going on either, two modern men with modern mindsets, not throwbacks to the 1950’s.

    The public didn’t feel they were being ‘media managed’ either, an image being deliberately forced upon us to try and change our perceptions.

    Abbott and women just go together like oil and water!

  376. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 5, 2016 9:38 am

    If the coalition bring back tony, he will still be as unpopular with women as he was before and he will still do his crazy tony things. Will they keep him locked up to prevent the silly gaffes? .

    Besides, most of us have moved on, did they not notice the national sigh of relief when tony was removed? His time has been and gone, he was never personally popular before he became PM and he is not seen as a safe pair of hands with the economy, his first budget has never passed, it was rejected by the population and seen as a disgrace. Malcolm hasn’t changed that either, it is obvious we won’t accept tax cuts for the wealthy and austerity and stagnation for everybody else

    If the Libs want to change leaders they should move to someone new, not the pin up boy for the extreme religious right.. I could be wrong but australians don’t like religion at the forefront of their politics and tony is shit at everything except national security fear mongering..

    Quite a decision for them, there’s not much talent to choose from.

  377. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 5, 2016 10:08 am

    Looks like globalisation has been rejected by the british.

    The other EU members say they can’t have free movement of goods.between the nations without the free movement of people.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/28/brussels-eu-summit-leaders-push-quick-divorce-cameron-germany-brexit

    …Johnson, the former London mayor and leading Brexit campaigner, had suggested the UK might “take back democratic control of immigration” while continuing to enjoy free market access. Merkel’s comments – echoed on Tuesday by Italy’s prime minister, Matteo Renzi – made it clear this would not happen.

    “Whoever wants to leave this family cannot expect to shed all its responsibilities but keep the privileges,” Merkel said. “Those, for example, who want free access to the single market will in return have to respect European basic rights and freedoms … that’s true for Great Britain just as much as for the others.”

    Merkel said the UK could enjoy access to the single market only if it accepted the “four basic European freedoms – that of people, goods, services and capital”…

    To my mind, it is a natural and logical consequence of all the xenophobia, the fear and demonisation of others that is peddled for political gain by some politicians and political parties.

    Interesting times.

  378. TB Queensland permalink
    July 5, 2016 10:08 am

    What? Shorten uses another man’s children as campaign props and you think Abbott was worse in how he used his own?

    Ya certainly a Liberal … and if I recall a krystchun …

    Keep proving my points for me …

    Fine but there’s Bill. A real family man
    With another bloke’s family

    What exactly does that mean?

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

    did they not notice the national sigh of relief when tony was removed?

    If the Coalition (there’s about four of ’em in it) can’t see the truth in their own party shenanigans then they certainly ain’t gonna tell us the truth …

    If you keep your head up yer arse long enough people eventually notice the smell … and avoid you … the Libs still don’t think their shit stinks …

    The Libs still insist they won the 2013 … when in fact the Labor Party lost it with all the in fighting …

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

    Antony Green complaining that the AEC has got its number wrong … because the majority of postal votes “always” goes to the tories … just like the Libs were bound to win the election easily, Antony? So you said … along with a whole bunch of muppets calling themselves “journalists” …

  379. TB Queensland permalink
    July 5, 2016 10:19 am

    … demonisation of others that is peddled for political gain by some politicians and political parties.

    Massive failure … I kept waiting for some twit like Farage to come out with phrases like the Battle of Britain II keeping our shores safe!

    And on Farage … the fkn hypocrite took the pay packet from the EU Parliament for 17 fkn years as he undermined the UK’s membership! Then, like Cameron and Johnson just left the country to fail! If they were so – committed – why?

    (On a personal note, my cousin and his wife who have lived in Brittanny for well over a decade have recently purchased a large block of land behind their home … it looks like they will now have a problem living in France … and could potentially lose everything …)

  380. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 5, 2016 11:02 am

    So Labor employed a combination of lies, fraudulent text messages from “Medicare” and union intimidation and Shorten is congratulated on his campaign tactics. Welcome to Unionland.

  381. July 5, 2016 11:06 am

    ” it looks like they will now have a problem living in France … and could potentially lose everything …”

    How come?

  382. TB Queensland permalink
    July 5, 2016 11:21 am

    The UK won’t guarantee EU residents living in UK … so Merkel has shot back tit for tat … see If I can find the article …

  383. TB Queensland permalink
    July 5, 2016 11:27 am

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/04/government-refuses-guarantee-eu-citizens-living-in-uk-can-stay

    Not the original article I read last night but similar … seems too that the political rhetoric may be diluting …

    As for “losing everything” … buying and selling property in France is a bit of a bureaucratic nightmare … “everything” = significant loss … and they’re not what we’d call “well off” …

  384. TB Queensland permalink
    July 5, 2016 11:28 am

    Turnbull and Scott Morrison crying foul on Saturday night about Labor party lies was a treat to behold. The “we wus robbed” line coming from the people who brought us children overboard, Islamic scares, the “intelligence” for the Iraq war and fake budget projections is an exciting new audacity. Even the party’s very name is a lie.

    Eat yer heart out, sb … 🙂

  385. Combinatronicks permalink
    July 5, 2016 11:29 am

    I think the first tax cuts are to small business.

    Even RealTradie knows it’s all money in the bank, at the end of the day, Neil; it’s the first thing RealTradie says when introducing his worldview, borrowed from The Australian.)

  386. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 5, 2016 11:48 am

    “Eat yer heart out, sb …”

    Children overboard was vile. It was a clear and deliberate lie which vilified innocent people who had no way of telling their story. That caused me to vote Green which is not something I would usually consider doing.

    The fake Medicare messages are straight out fraud. But all we get from Labor is a smirk. It was funny seeing Richard Marles obfuscate the issue. Not even the pretence of basic decency. Such is politics.

  387. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 5, 2016 11:52 am

    “…And on Farage … the fkn hypocrite took the pay packet from the EU Parliament for 17 fkn years as he undermined the UK’s membership! Then, like Cameron and Johnson just left the country to fail! If they were so – committed – why?…”

    Only this morning I saw farage on TV saying his goodbyes, he’s off to get his life back apparently.

    So, the two most vocal muckrakers have caused a complete meltdown of the country and now that the shit has really hit the fan, they both refuse to take responsibility and are leaving the mess for others to clean up.

    Very courageous, I hope the brits excoriate them!

  388. TB Queensland permalink
    July 5, 2016 12:10 pm

    The fake Medicare messages are straight out fraud.

    Not intentionally so … amateurish I’d say …

    However, that the Liberals want to diminish and/or demolish Medicare is not … they always have … and people know that … co-payments and fees for specialists were a BIG signpost to many … just revisit the 2014/15 budget …

    People aren’t dills …

  389. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 5, 2016 12:23 pm

    No intentionally?

    You’re either intentionally or selectively gullible TB

  390. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 5, 2016 12:55 pm

    What is it that needs clarification TB? Shorten presents himself as family man, but it’s another bloke’s family

    A range of mindless types were critical of Abbott for hanging around with his own family while campaigning

    I read an article recently about how bitterly his first wife and her family reflected on Shorten’s behavior and duplicity in the relationship, but that’s hardly a reflection of his personal qualities by people that know him.

  391. July 5, 2016 12:55 pm

    “Very courageous, I hope the brits excoriate them!”

    Sounds painful. 😯

  392. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 5, 2016 1:07 pm

    “…The fake Medicare messages are straight out fraud. But all we get from Labor is a smirk…”

    Let’s have a RC into it! Right after the ones into the Iraq war, AWB, children overboard, Andrew wil duttons detention centres, deaths and rapes on Nauru, ashbygate/slipper, Brough and financial services industry!

  393. July 5, 2016 1:56 pm

    “”A range of mindless types were critical of Abbott for hanging around with his own family while campaigning””

    Perhaps because he’s actually shacked up with Peda Cretin while his own family despise him.

  394. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 5, 2016 1:59 pm

    I see, so are we also critical of Bill for his infidelity?

  395. TB Queensland permalink
    July 5, 2016 2:18 pm

    I see, so are we also critical of Bill for his infidelity?

    Abbott dragged his daughters out after being accused of misogyny … talk about gullible …

    Yer getting bitter and shrill again … didn’t Milkum sweep back into power? Or sumfink? (:-(

    You brought up the family shite … still targeting people …

    Not all of us are squeaky clean – like you and me … build a bridge …

  396. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 5, 2016 4:41 pm

    I only asked a question TB, about why it is so outrageous for Abbott to hade his family campaign with him but there was zero commentary about Shorten’s campaigning with another bloke’s children

    Then it seems that it is ok for Shorten to have an extramarital affair but (possibly/speculatively) it isn’t for Abbott.

  397. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 5, 2016 5:06 pm

    “…was zero commentary about Shorten’s campaigning with another bloke’s children…”

    That actually sounds quite offensive to me. I’m sure he loves them just as he does their own daughter together.

    That statement would offend every blended family or step father in the country I should think.

  398. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 5, 2016 5:09 pm

    Maybe but why is it more offensive than all the commentary about Abbott’s family?

  399. Walrus permalink
    July 5, 2016 5:52 pm

    “…….(possibly/speculatively)…………”

    That line was continually pushed along by that piece of shit Bob Ellis despite denials.

    The World is thankfully a better place now

  400. TB Queensland permalink
    July 5, 2016 5:53 pm

    ToM, you keep asking me questions just to tell me my answers are wrong … or …

    Last time you set me up as a target for “the mob” …

    You might think I’m a dill (or dangerous to your “cause” maybe) … like I said earlier … build a bridge …

    BTW thanks for the apology … ~(;-)

  401. TB Queensland permalink
    July 5, 2016 5:58 pm

    This is concept is COOL!

  402. Walrus permalink
    July 5, 2016 6:14 pm

    “This is concept is COOL!”

    That is sooooooooooooooooo last century

    “The UK maintained the Air Ministry Pigeon Section during World War II and for a while thereafter. A Pigeon Policy Committee made decisions about the uses of pigeons in military contexts. The head of the section, Lea Rayner, reported in 1945 that pigeons could be trained to deliver small explosives or bioweapons to precise targets……….”

    https://vassallohistory.wordpress.com/carrier-pigeons/

  403. July 5, 2016 6:21 pm

    “”Maybe but why is it more offensive than all the commentary about Abbott’s family?””

    Let me spell it out for you.

    Abbott only rolled out his women folk for photo ops after the polls showed that he had an issue with women voters.

    Far be it from me to hazard a guess, but you know perhaps it might’ve had something to do with saying that someone should make “an honest woman” out of Julia Gillard, or something about women doing the ironing, or countless other neanderthal remarks.

    Shorten, on the other hand, has never had those issues.

  404. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 5, 2016 6:32 pm

    Shorten, on the other hand, has never had those issues.

    That is because Conservatives are not as nasty as lefties. There are lots of things that could be brought up about Shorten

  405. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2016 6:42 pm

    There are lots of things that could be brought up about Shorten

    You mean like, he is a stepfather (GASP!)

    I only asked a question TB, about why it is so outrageous for Abbott to hade his family campaign with him but there was zero commentary about Shorten’s campaigning with another bloke’s children

    hint fer yomm

    https://theguttertrash.com/2016/06/30/its-the-election/#comment-129625

    Of course, I note you ignore that, but keep complaining about someone having a pretty normal family, and yet he still refrained by auctioning them off to the horniest bidder like yabot did with his daughters

  406. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2016 6:43 pm

    There are lots of things that could be brought up about Shorten

    You mean that a multi million dollar royal witch + murdochs gutter trawlers already missed?

    Did he complain about cold pies or something lol

  407. TB Queensland permalink
    July 5, 2016 7:00 pm

    Thanks sreb … and TR … I was feeling a bit lonely out here …

    There are none so blind as losers!

  408. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 5, 2016 7:04 pm

    There was a police investigation into an allegation of sexual assault by Shorten in the 1980’s. If the allegation had been made against Abbott lefties would have made it an election issue.

  409. Tom R permalink
    July 5, 2016 7:14 pm

    I wonder if the libs are feeling a bit stoopid for making such a fuss about medicare txts. I mean, it’s not like Labor set up a “hands of the medicare ” website whilst secretly laundering the money back into their own coffers is it.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jul/05/country-fire-authority-denies-making-pro-mirabella-robocalls-in-indi

  410. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 5, 2016 7:34 pm

    But Shorten was probably only about 19 when he (allegedly) did that, and he didn’t punch a wall.

  411. July 5, 2016 8:11 pm

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  412. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 5, 2016 9:55 pm

    There was a police investigation into an allegation of sexual assault by Shorten in the 1980’s. If the allegation had been made against Abbott lefties would have made it an election issue.

    Abbott did go to court on a sexual assault charge. He got off without a conviction because daddy armed him up with about six high powered and priced lawyers. There was also the vandalism charge and the punching the wall right next to his female victim’s head incident.

    These were brought up during the gillard years and the mighty media thought that it was ho hum, old news and weren’t the least bit interested in going into it, that was while they were fully going into a 20 yr old accusation against gillard and her union member boyfriend and would not let it be. She had to front a commission of some sort about it too [can’t remember if a RC].

    Now I’m thinking that the AFP was probably working on it pro bono for the libs!

  413. July 5, 2016 9:59 pm

    Coming-Soon,,,,,,,,an article recently about how bitterly his first wife and her family reflected on .. behavior and duplicity in the relationship, but that`s hardly a reflection of his personal qualities by people that know him,,,,,,,,

    # ,, Behind the face of a `fully-satisfied` woman, Margie Abbott reveals when she first knew of the Credlin Affair.

  414. Walrus permalink
    July 6, 2016 9:58 am

    As the vote count goes on it looks like it’s going to be “an exciting time to be” Bob Katter

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/election-2016-coalition-on-track-for-minority-government-as-vote-count-favours-pm-turnbull-20160705-gpzdt7.html

  415. TB Queensland permalink
    July 6, 2016 10:10 am

    I’ve never seen someone win and become a loser before …

  416. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 6, 2016 10:37 am

    I’ve never seen someone win and become a loser before …

    Gillard?

  417. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 6, 2016 11:38 am

    “He got off without a conviction because he was found to be not guilty daddy armed him up with about six high powered and priced lawyers.”

    Fixed it for ya!

  418. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 6, 2016 11:46 am

    Some ideas are so dangerous they make lefty heads explode:

    “I am so disgusted with the programming of Andrew Bolt, who has been successfully sued for his racist commentary, at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas,” Lui wrote. “That’s the most dangerous thing about Bolt at FODI — not the ideas of a racist — but the fact their actions in programming him now silence and disempower those who are already silenced.”

    Obviously the Festival of Dangerous Ideas is no place for the intellectually feeble. They should probably stick to the “safe spaces” in the sheltered workshops formerly known as universities.

  419. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 6, 2016 12:26 pm

    Abbott did go to court on a sexual assault charge.

    Abbott was accused of groping a women. Bill Shorten was accused of rape. The police investigated the womens accusations about Shorten but dropped the case

  420. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 6, 2016 12:37 pm

    Abbott was accused of groping a women

    Just so you know, groping is a form of sexual assault, it is indecent, unwanted and is sexual in nature, a violation of the right of the woman to self autonomy and dignity.

  421. TB Queensland permalink
    July 6, 2016 12:43 pm

    … in the sheltered workshops formerly known as universities.

    Now that statement really says something …

  422. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 6, 2016 12:47 pm

    Not anything you’d understand, apparently.

  423. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 6, 2016 12:52 pm

    Just so you know, groping is a form of sexual assault

    OK but why pick on Abbott when Shorten was accused of rape? The police dropped the case about Shorten because the accusation was in the 1980’s and their were no other witnesses.

  424. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 6, 2016 1:02 pm

    It is important that we are reminded about Abbott’s past because the sexual assault was-
    *when he was about 19
    *he was at university
    *the case failed because of lack of evidence

    On the other hand, the alleged sexual assault by Shorten is entirely different because ????

    (over to AO, TB &Tom R)

  425. Walrus permalink
    July 6, 2016 1:57 pm

    It’s an “exciting time to be” a possible Senator elect !

    “The One Nation candidate who is a frontrunner for WA’s final Senate seat was convicted of a crime earlier this year and is still to face trial on a second charge next month.”…………………”He is appealing the NSW conviction, but candidates awaiting or serving sentences for crimes that carry sentences of 12 months jail or more – such as larceny – are barred from taking up a seat in federal parliament.”

    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/wa-one-nation-candidate-convicted/news-story/3cb58eb2626eaf9f4c779c128ce72805

  426. armchair opinionator permalink
    July 6, 2016 2:02 pm

    On the other hand, the alleged sexual assault by Shorten is entirely different because ????

    They’re not different at all.

    The only difference displayed is how the media underplayed one to the point of no publicity at all and made sure the other was on national TV. Even the wall punchingincident was denied by the right wing media mates until faced with libel suits and they quickly apologised or paid up [kroger].

    intense pressure on the pasts of labor people gillard & shorten and abbott’s past antics denied, covered up and treated as so insignificant they didn’t need any media reporting.

  427. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 6, 2016 2:10 pm

    The only difference displayed is how the media underplayed one to the point of no publicity at all

    You are insane. How many people knew about the rape allegation about Shorten? I made a vague reference to it and TomR responded with this comment

    Did he complain about cold pies or something lol

    I doubt if many people knew that the police were investigating Shorten for raping a women. If it was Abbott the media would have made it a major problem Hence we know our media favours the Labor Party

  428. TB Queensland permalink
    July 6, 2016 2:40 pm

    (over to AO, TB &Tom R)

    LOL! Sorry, Mr ToM, I don’t know what you mean …

    Obviously Shorten has a made quite an impact on you … LOL!

    So many questions …

    … build a bridge …

  429. July 6, 2016 2:47 pm

    For lunch I had:

    A sausage roll
    A chicken schnitzel sandwich
    A piece of lemon slice

    Now I feel sick.

    I blame Labor’s scare campaign.

  430. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 6, 2016 4:17 pm

    LOL! Sorry, Mr ToM, I don’t know what you mean …

    Lefties made a big deal that Abbott may or may not have punched a wall when he was 20 years old.

    These same people said nothing when Shorten was alleged to have raped a women when about the same age. Shorten was under police investigation but the case was dropped for lack of evidence. It was hardly mentioned in the media.

  431. Tom R permalink
    July 6, 2016 4:24 pm

    (over to AO, TB &Tom R)

    Nice that you finally acknowledge lefty blogs as ‘teh’ media yomm 😉

    As for yabots issues with the other sex, that is a just long and illustrious case of similar behaviour.

    I for one haven’t laboured over his escapade with the law, just as, quite refreshingly (and surprisingly), not many did with Shorten and his allegations.

    There is enough in yabots history of proven indiscretions to focus on with letting things like the unsubstantiated sexual abuse story to muddy the waters.

  432. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 6, 2016 4:30 pm

    “I blame Labor’s scare campaign.”

    Doesn’t everyone? Maybe if you’d had a slice of lemon instead of lemon slice you’d probably be feeling better. Not that I’m one to judge.

  433. Tom R permalink
    July 6, 2016 4:32 pm

    Lefties made a big deal that Abbott may or may not have punched a wall when he was 20 years old.

    That one has been corroborated, by multiple people.

    dropped for lack of evidence

    I guess that’s the difference between Shorten allegations and yabots.

    They went to court.

  434. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 6, 2016 5:02 pm

    So the difference isn’t a not guilty finding?

    The difference is “the vibe” then.

  435. Tom R permalink
    July 6, 2016 6:02 pm

    No yomm, the difference is

    One has a long history of questionable behaviour towards women.

    The other doesn’t.

    I don’t care about ‘accusations’, they can both be dismissed in my opinion.

    The repeated examples by our (what looks to be next pm) cannot. Although, they will be, by our muppets in the ‘non lefty blog’ media.

    Still chuffed though at your recent acceptance of those as media types though. baby steps 😉

  436. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 6, 2016 6:10 pm

    The repeated examples

    How many people saw Abbott punch that wall? What other examples do you have?

  437. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 6, 2016 6:11 pm

    One has a long history of questionable behaviour towards women.

    That would be Shorten, though maybe Abbott, I’m not sure. But certainly neither is a shining light in their attitudes towards women.

    (gee, that AWU executive was so diverse under Shorten)

  438. July 6, 2016 6:14 pm

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  439. July 6, 2016 6:15 pm

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  440. July 6, 2016 6:19 pm

    No shit…

    “Journalists,” Simons concludes, “were too quick to become part of Malcolm’s fan club.”

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016-opinion/election-2016-the-uncomfortable-truth-is-the-media-got-it-wrong-how-did-we-do-it-20160705-gpzatm.html#ixzz4DcAshu3V

  441. Tom R permalink
    July 6, 2016 6:25 pm

    We’ve been through the AWU and women before yomm, and you came out looking even more clueless than normal.

  442. July 6, 2016 6:27 pm

    Heh. Nick in comments nails it: “Well to be truthful the media esp the Canberra press corp is pretty much up themselves and disconnected from the real world. No wonder they screwed up”

  443. July 6, 2016 7:02 pm

    Recently updated (7 pm Wed) AEC site has the Coalition leading in 74 seats (including one “close” seat) and Labor in 71 (including two “close”).

    The Coalition needs 76 for majority government, but there are no “not yet determined” seats for them to win. They would need to win all three “close” seats: Herbert, Hindmarsh, and Forde.

    http://vtr.aec.gov.au/HouseDefault-20499.htm

  444. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 6, 2016 7:03 pm

    I guess that’s the difference between Shorten allegations and yabots.

    Well there is stuff out there about what Shorten allegedly did

    http://pickeringpost.com/story/-i-was-raped-by-bill-shorten-kathy/3798

    Please delete this post if you think it is not appropriate

  445. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 6, 2016 8:12 pm

    We’ve been over the gender balance and diversity of the AWU executive? Really?

  446. July 6, 2016 9:25 pm

    smh,,,,,,,,,Simons offers the example of the eight-week long election double dissolution election campaign itself. Originally hailed as a political masterstroke, it was only after Saturday that many commentators started questioning how wise the decision was,,,,,,

    # ,, stupid press-pack churno`s have failed to learn, just as three short years ago, that merely accepting `slogans` and running `unchallenging` advertising dressed-up as interviews as they did with rabbit, will always shock or surprise them. #dumbfcuks

  447. July 6, 2016 11:05 pm

    the,,,sheltered workshops formerly known as universities,,,,, are largely the factory-production of other sheltered workshops. Take a look at Canberra TB, filled with clueless, unethical political-lawyers that largely have little life experience, no common sense and can`t relate to the rest of the population outside their sheltered-workshop bubble. But it doesn`t stop there. The sheltered-workshop press-pack with their `comms`-degrees have all these faults too, and are totally fcuking oblivious to it, all the while claiming they are `insiders` and `gate-keepers` and other such nonsense.

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