Conservative side .. win, they did.
Surprised (a little), I am.
[ Yoda, May 2019 ]
This softens the removal of Tony Abbott slightly.
“A massive campaign by GetUp and the union movement has failed to dislodge tens of government MPs who had been targeted in a “hit list”, raising questions over the future of third party activist groups in election campaigns…
GetUp claimed just one victory from its seven-electorate hit list – independent Zali Steggall defeated former prime minister Tony Abbott in the Sydney seat of Warringah – while the Australian Council of Trade Unions managed only one win from a 16 seat wish list – the NSW seat of Gilmore.”
All that money for just two seats!
GetUp leader claimed the result demonstrated how ‘fear campaigns have divided us’. He’d know what a fear campaign looked like for sure.
The best part was Peter Dutton increased his margin, in part because of Get-Up. The aggressive way that Get-Up campaigned turned voters off.
Just had a quick look at the Sydney Morning Herald and they are not very happy chappies. They are more obsessed with the polling companies getting it wrong than with a way forward for all Australians without the millstone of Shorten hanging around their necks.
There is something terribly wrong when those Green idiots increase their voter base.
Hello, Unintended Consequences!
LOL. The meme generators are quick off the mark, eh what?
When the meme mojo calls, I answer!
LOL! Good one, Greg!
Yeah; they’ve been blaming him for everything since about 2012 so it will be hard for their reflexive whinging to change.
My mother was still blaming poor old Dad for whatever went wrong forty years after he was killed so these people won’t stop blaming TA anytime soon.
Fuller called it the “precessional effect”.
At least Hillary Short One didn’t claim a Russian conspiracy.
BN: Give ’em time.
A good interview between Peter Dutton with Ray Hadley.
Glad to say I got one thing right; the ASX up 100 points today, buoyed by the result. Bought some more BOQ shares as a result. 🙂
Steady on old chap TG, the same mob that were in power for the last three years are still there today and they haven’t done any of us any good in the past so they aren’t going to do us a lot of good in the future. We downsized ’cause I figured a Labor win and the resultant disaster in the housing market and the best rate on a term deposit for three quarters of a big amount was 2.35%. Now, take yerself back forty or fifty years when only Kings and Scrooge McDuck had that amount and figure out your income from investments then. We have a modest rental until the market settles and 23.5K a year return on the investment barely pays the rent. As self funded retirees we are probably earning just above the pension amount for a couple on the pension getting all the benefits, so the bottom line is “why the F..k did I bother working for 61 years?” The bit that hurts is when you pay the full amount of about $8K for a set of hearing aids and the bloke in front of you who comes from elsewhere and probably has never paid tax as most if not all our pensioners have, speaks in hieroglyphics, and yet gets a set of govt. hearing aids for free.
Not quite the same mob, Bots. With the departure of Turnbull, Pyne, and Bishop, things can only improve. Tony Abbott is a loss but he has served his country well over 25 years in spite of all the hatred fired at him, and I reluctantly suppose it solves Morrison a problem as to what to do with him. I am hoping he gets Hockey’s gig in the USA, he is popular there with POTUS and his team, and it would be a welcome kick back against Bishop’s treachery towards him.
Yeah, I’m sympathetic, BOH, that free ride import get stuff with OUR money for free, and people like you, worked and saved and a small investment; and me, still needing to work coz of falling through the cracks EVERY F….NG time there’s a change of govt policy on savings and pensions and stuff, .. what do we get> Shafted! While bloody pollies and imports get the cream.
But maybe Akto is right – maybe with half the leftist Libs gone, Morrison might have clear air? Bit of a blob for Abbott. I watched his concession speech online – a more gracious and considerate address couldn’t be found in these times.
I hear what you’re saying Bots.
But if you can’t beat the banks why not join them?
I also had a bit in savings but I wasn’t going to keep it in an online account earning a ridiculous 1% or less. So I bought bank shares with it and it now earns above 7%. Job done.
I see that old lesbian nuisance Phelps is going to run for the Sydney Lord Mayors job after getting the shove from Wentworth. Relevance deprivation disorder?
No difference to Clover Moore, if the Sydney residents are that stupid there’s not much you can do for them.
Has Clover announced her retirement? Or is there a battle in the offing?
Atko & Nev.
Yairs, the decks certainly have been cleared but when Morrison stands up and says that no new coal fired power stations are in the loop one starts to think that the renewable crap will continue and we will continue chasing carbon credits that earn a bunch of crooks somewhere a fortune. The bit that pisses me off is that the politicians know that many of us know that we know that we are being ripped off but can do bugger all about it. You know, when your bath was the local creek and the soap holder was a fork in a low hanging branch, or under a tank stand, and there wasn’t any electricity, and when there was and you lived in places where the electric light was just a dull glimmer and people made jokes about striking a match to see if the bulb was actually lit, or you lived in Siberia after perestroika and there was no coal or oil and the place was plunged into a -30C blackout, you get slightly “miffed” with these grandiose plans of the greens, labor, and our own bloody conservative party.
I understand Bots. My childhood was in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) we had Tilley lamps, Hurrican Lamps a wood stove, and also wood fires to heat water, electricity came in then ( early 50s). I agree with you, these pollies in the Liberals are being willfully stupid, I simply cannot understand why they don’t leave the Paris Scam. Maybe they will.
Akto. We spent our childhood in Kenya and I can remember that my job on Saturday morning was to trim the wick of the kero fridge.
I heard good things about Kenya in your times there Bwana N. Later on I met many ex Kenyans who migrated to Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) in the late 60s early 70s.
Yeah, good call. No argument from me on any of that!
Trumps golf scores possibly hacked!
How sad, pathetic, and hate-filled do you have to be, to hack into and adjust someone else golf scores! Dear Lord!
Yeah. Pathetic Leftard Democrats.
Trump Derangement Syndrome continues…
I was checking links on old blog posts and much to my joy discovered I can still access this article.
“The Greens will emerge as the new opposition, though this will take probably two election cycles. By the 2010 election, 20 per cent will vote Green, simply because peak oil and climate catastrophe will have proven them right, and thinking people will see the need for austerity now for our children’s tomorrow. The Liberal Party will be lucky to attract 30 per cent, which is the habitual, rusted-on portion of the community that thinks greed is good.”
Written by a “Steve Biddulph”, described as a psychologist and author.
I’d say he was also a Leftist goose.
Wonder what cr*p he’s writing now?
Yeah. As an author, he started out with some degree of promise, but quickly descended into the role of the usual lefty-greeny apologist.
From Pickerings Post, Headline is:
LABOR SHOULD CHILL UNTIL STEGGALL’S WARRINGAH HAS WIND FARMS
And this is the petition link to encourage the installation of a huge wind farm on the coastline at Warringah to ensure hypocrisy cannot be alleged of the New MP Zali Steggall.
I signed that petition and emailed all my mates who also signed it. Hope it “gets Up”
It’s 3:52PM . Has any body else noticed Telstra blocking The Pickering Post?
PP, in my opinion Stegall is a hypocritical fraud who is nothing more than a sock puppet for Get Up.
Albert: You nailed it.
25th May article in the Daily Mail:-
“Former US vice president Al Gore will lead a three-day climate change lecture in Queensland – and you’ll be paying for the venue”
here’s the link:-
This is all down to the Labor Government in Queensland. They, with Gore, want to keep the GW Scam going, and, probably, thought Shorten was going to win the election.
As you would expect, there is a lot of comment about Theresa May’s announced resignation “at the end of May” (not my pun).
I might sound like a hardass, but she has brought all of this on herself. It was always a One-Person Band with her, no evidence of a team planning Brexit, and her public tears of frustration outside in Downing Street, are typically those of the Victimhood of the Leftie. It’s all about her, she is virtue signalling.
But the Conservatives as a whole are to blame for letting this Brexit mess stagger on the way it has, since 2016.
Politics are tough, and every (once exalted) leader have ended their days in misery or agony generally speaking from Harold Wilson onwards, PM Departures have been tough. Look at Heath, Callaghan, Thatcher, Major, Blair, etc.
Personally, my uneasiness about May’s capabilities manifested when she was Home Secretary, she was soft on immigration and law and order.
May should have resigned with dignity, and by that I mean she should have remembered she is laying down an Honourable Office of that of the PM of the United Kingdom, and therefore some heartfelt good wishes for her successor ( as yet unknown) would have been more appropriate.
Instead she publicly wept her frustration that her EU arrangements have been thwarted.
I hope her successor is a committed Team Player.
Pretty much my line of thought, too, Akto.
The best replacement for May would be Mrs Thatcher. Pity she’s not available.
May the force be with Boris!
I think the force is more likely to be with Nigel Farage.
The “Brexit Party” is apparently gaining a big following as people are fed up with May’s inept handling of the affair.
Over 16,000 have signed the petition calling for Zali to line the northern beaches with wind turbines …
“They shall not grow Old.”
I have just finished watching the Documentary ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ by Peter Jackson (Of ‘Lord of the Rings’ fame).
It’s a magnificent piece of work, how they edited all that old footage of World War 1 newsreels, dubbed in veterans’ voices from years ago, slowed the frame rate so it was like watching a film recently made, and coloured in as well, very effectively.
It’s real, as if you are actually there. And some of it is very confronting, hard to believe it actually all happened, but tragically, it did. Ownership has been delivered to the Imperial War Museum in London.
In my view, somehow, everyone over the age of 18 years should watch this, and I mean former British Empire and German Empire citizens, both sides are all in the same boat, there’s no propaganda in this, I don’t want to say more as it would spoil it, but as a documentary of true history as it really happened, it is a brilliant masterpiece.
Clips of it are on Youtube so you get the idea. You can see Troops in some clips ( as well as British) Canadians and ANZACs
If our younger generation saw this, we wouldn’t go to war again, it’s a crying shame it was not available soon after World War 1.
Agreed. It is a masterpiece.
An excellent article from American Thinker.
“Did you know that there is an estimated five (5) million gallons of oil leaking into the Pacific Ocean annually through natural seeps? That is more than the 1969 Unocal event and almost half of the Exxon-Valdez spill. In the Gulf of Mexico, there are over 600 natural oil seeps that leak anywhere from 42 million to 210 million gallons of oil a year.”
Gotta laugh, not long before the federal election, Channel Ten Today show’s Deborah Knight interviewed Pauline Hanson regarding, Quote: “The latest Newspoll, it shows support for One Nation collapsing to four per cent, on par with Clive Palmer’s party,” Knight said.” Refers: https://www.newidea.com.au/pauline-hanson-today-show-ratings-attack
And this report from Brisbane Times using AEC data to prove the opposite. Refers: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/federal-election-2019/labor-has-a-problem-and-it-s-name-is-pauline-20190528-p51ry5.html
And further evidence is the fact, Queensland Premier Puzzleduck, in a flurry of duck feathers, scooted to Mackay and Cairns last week to show ‘she cares’, when in fact the hard evidence proves she and Labor in Queensland do not care one iota for those of us who live outside the South East Corner of Queensland, we remain forgotten by Labor.
Come October 2020, we who are forgotten, will show Puzzleduck and Labor via the ballot box and via Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, we have not forgotten Labor’s contempt for the bush as we vote you scoundrels to the political dustbin.
Yairs, yr right there, we will indeed.
“There’s no way that Scott Morrison can win it and I’m happy to have that replayed time and time again to my shame if he does win it” – professional idiot Peter Van Onselen.
It would be great if every one of his guests threw that at him when he says “Thanks for being here”!
Hope we’re all intermittently emailing van Onselen with nothing else in the email except for those words!
Taking it to the next level of savage there, Nev!
It takes good political nous to associate publicly with the ‘winners’ before they become winners.
Nigel Farge and Boris Johnson did that with Donald Trump before he was elected. Mr Trump has expressed a wish to meet up with these two in the UK soon.
Scott Morrison should take note of this, and not get involved in anti Trump publicity like Turnbull , and Theresa May did. In that vein, I wonder if his choice of Arthur Sinodinos for US Ambassador is a good one.
A modern fairytale from Sweden
Time for predictions.
1 Mr Shorten will be convicted of rape of a minor. Jailed.
2 His wife will leave him.
Would not surprise me at all.
Be pleased, though.
I bet she only stayed with the creep to see if she would be feted as the “Prime Minister’s wife”….LOL
Now he’s a “dead man walkin'” she’ll cut him loose. Or should.
The Donald, quite rightly, designated many of the countries of origin of our current intake of “refugees” as shitholes.
What lives in a mouse hole? A mouse.
What lives in a fox hole? A fox.
What lives in a rabbit hole? A rabbit.
What lives in a shit hole…………
CHARGES DROPPED !
Must be because …… duh? I mean DUHHH?
He could have done other dishonest things which would have got headlines but would not have got him charged.
For example, he could have alleged that he had gone straight because gay guys were discriminated against in the acting profession. (Just talkin’) No one would’ve believed him, but it would certainly be headline grabbing when he dumped his straight guy.
jeeez President Trump was right. The case is an embarrassment.
MY view? … a lefty plot to support the usual attacks on [ insert name here ] that backfired spectacularly so hurry now, cover it all up as best as possible and make it go away included letting enough time go by before smollet is let off so people don’t notice …
Basically, the usual lefty-greeny-(liebor) blob at work …
What you said, Neville.
A little embarrassment now, or a much larger embarrassment later.
The system is still out to get Cardinal Pell for they had the poor bastard handcuffed, they had him in public view instead of quietly taking him into to court unseen, they surrounded him as if he is a common criminal who is going to do a runner at first opportunity, a 77 year old with a bad heart or whatever. One might opine that they would like him to do a runner so they could shoot the poor bastard trying to escape! I wonder why they are so crooked on him?
He has spoken out (publicly) against the Climate Change Scam, and so (in their book) he is a “denier”.
In the middle ages, deniers were called heretics and burnt at the stake. Fast forward to the twenty first century and we have the new Marxist “Inquisition” doing much the same thing.
Some real justice at last in the response against those who seek to harm us.
The boffins did their part at D-Day, too.
“In the preparation for the June invasion, British and American geologists studied nearly one million aerial photographs of the Normandy shores, scouring the images for the ideal landing site…The Permian-Triassic metamorphic rocks found inland at Normandy turn into the medium-grained sands the invasion planners needed to literally support the landing.”
Thanks for that, makes interesting reading.
The Speaker is making demands again.
Well here we go again. Another tower in Sydney has been evacuated due to structural problems: https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/apartment-residents-evacuated-and-engineers-called-after-concerns-over-movement/news-story/720c8577af7d14455c631e942b581fc5
Dodgy builders; private certifiers; alien people with no social cohesion – what could possibly go wrong? How tragic that the once beautiful garden city of Sydney has been transformed into a smelly, congested, overcrowded Asian shithole.
There’s a lot of it about.
Come on MA! Sydney is a model of multi-culti success…didn’t you know?
Well, that’s what Malcolm was telling us when he was PM.
Started a new job a couple of weeks ago, and within a few days one of the staff asked about my political leanings. She was rather upset when I told her I’m right.
‘Oh, no! Do you support Trump?’ (She’s originally from Boston.)
Yes, I do.
‘Oh, how can you? Haven’t you seen the polls, how unpopular he is?’
Er, would those be the same polls that said Hillary would win in a landslide?
‘Oh, but he’s separating migrant families at the border!’
Wasn’t that happening under Bill Clinton too?
‘No, it happened under Obama.’ At that point, realising she’d scored an own goal, she exited.
This all took place within hearing of several people, including my manager. Well, I guess they all know now where I stand!
Oh a Boston gurl is she??
Maybe you could show her the video clip from the movie “Ted”, where he imitates a “Boston gurl”. … “Oh yah, Oh yah, Oh yah”….LMAO
That should make her day.
Anyway, sounds like she’ll think twice before getting into political debate with you again. Well done, Greg!
It started innocently enough with the usual Friday pm ‘Any plans for the weekend?’ inquiry. We went from ‘Well, I have a blog. And I do memes sometimes’ to Trump in about three seconds. What with all the rules covering workplace etiquette I was surprised she got on her high horse so openly. We crossed paths again later in the day, and I got this sad puppy ‘You were SO CLOSE to being my new best friend’ look.
But she was okay this week. Polite but avoiding politics. Maybe the higher ups had a quiet word with her.
“a quiet word …”
Another LOL, bigger this time.
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