2013 Federal Election - 7th September

 
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

Our friends at the CFMEU aren't doing the comrades' cause much with some of their efforts either. Reductio ad Hitlerum.
simont141
It may not be good, but they are only doing what the Liberal's Newspaper (more commonly known as the Daily Telegraph) is doing.

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  CraigW Assistant Commissioner

It may not be good, but they are only doing what the Liberal's Newspaper (more commonly known as the Daily Telegraph) is doing.
Newcastle Express
The Daily Telegraph front page was a play on Hogans Heroes. but hey, never let reality interfere with your efforts to find straws to clutch at.

Craig W
  simont141 Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide
It may not be good, but they are only doing what the Liberal's Newspaper (more commonly known as the Daily Telegraph) is doing.
Newcastle Express
Well that's OK then! Nothing to worry about.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
I wonder if it would be possible to remove the myth that somehow Labor got us through the GFC.

A Stimulus is (as I understand it) money released by a Government to enhance confidence and get people to spend to keep the economy running along as normally where there are external or internal economic difficulties possible in a difficult time globally.

So, in that context, Billions of AUD's went overseas to OTHER economies, like China, the Eurozone, etc.. Huh!

Have a look at the roofs covered in Solar Panels.
We had Solar Manufacturers in Australia; (one remains in SA). Why not stimulate them; even if they were twice the price, all the money would remain here, worker's paying tax, buying cars and at the end of it, you would have an industry that, due to the scale economies, could well compete globally with the likes of China, Canada, Germany etc.

Struggling and successful industries Australian alike could well have used the massive doses of largesse dished out, like Agriculture.

The handout to taxpayers even went to those overseas because "they paid tax, they are entitled to it."
As pointed out, who makes Plasma TV's? Didn't they know that?

Money to fund infrastructure in Australia; to say that they had to get the money out there is just fallacious; where to, to China?

This mob would have to be the most incompetent, stupid Government since Caligula.
Have they done anything right? The mining tax - Fail. The Mining Companies made them look like the fools that they are.
Sending the Illegal's to Malaysia? "The High Court will approve it" Fail.
On & on.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Sending the Illegal's to Malaysia?
"jibbonpoint"

So you've been brainwashed, too, eh?  It has been pointed out a million times that there is nothing illegal about seeking asylum.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
So you've been brainwashed, too, eh?  It has been pointed out a million times that there is nothing illegal about seeking asylum.
Valvegear

I don't think so, (that I've been brainwashed). I was referring to the PLAN of sending them to Malaysia that failed. I think that was clear?

I'm glad you agree with the rest that I wrote, then and I've been able to clear that little point up. Smile
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
...
Our friends at the CFMEU aren't doing the comrades' cause much with some of their efforts either. Reductio ad Hitlerum.
simont141


Claiming the high moral ground Laughing

There must be good slag and bad slag considering Rosebuds' lackeys and the cash for comment jocks' efforts over the past 6 years Rolling Eyes

Interesting article regarding Abetz (and it's been around for awhile).

http://www.crikey.com.au/2008/03/03/a-begrudging-defence-of-eric-abetz/

Whilst he may be a hardliner there is no evidence he is one of those. See a bit of balance and objectivity isn't too hard Wink

At the risk of indulging in a Godwin Grech moment. Did the average 1930's German wake up one day and though sh#t we've gone so far right we're now one of those:?:
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I was referring to the PLAN of sending them to Malaysia that failed. I think that was clear?
"jibbonpoint"

Nonsense. "sending the Illegal's (sic) to Malaysia" is patently obviously referring to asylum seekers as Illegals.

I'm glad you agree with the rest that I wrote, then and I've been able to clear that little point up.
"jibbonpoint"

Not only brainwashed, but a mind reader, too. Absence of comment, my dear fellow, does not constitute agreement.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Call them what you like. This is about the election. My comments were about the fallacy of Labor's claims. You can run your own race.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
So you've been brainwashed, too, eh?  It has been pointed out a million times that there is nothing illegal about seeking asylum.
"Valvegear"
We've been over this before. There is if you're a country shopping economic migrant.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Better stick to baddies vs goodies and baddies vs baddies. Much simpler. Idea
"Groundrelay"
You and Penny Wong (that ought to tell you something) mention that, she certainly has a lot. How embarrassing it is that a Nation's leader would say that.

'Can you imagine him at G20? 'Barack, it's baddies versus baddies'. - I've yet to see a leader of a federal political party wanting to be PM who would be this embarrassing when it comes to foreign policy.' - Senator Wong

So what about these quotes?

'Trust me, we're doing the right thing, we know who the bad guys are'.

'Well I think where you're right is that there are, as it were, you know, you've got a lot of bad guys in Syria'.

Those statements were made by Barack Obama and David Cameron, just imagine how embarrassing it must be to have them at G20...

At least Australia can send Groundrelay, what will the US and UK do?
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
So Labor launched their campaign, and Therese introduced Rudd. What was she doing with her introductory speech? Trying to help the Liberals? She did a good job of it, such a good job I did a double take thinking it was Julia Gillard doing the intro and getting some of her own back...
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
Cannot wait for the election blackout so I don't have to put up with the bloody ads on the TV.  

Considering 1/3 of voters had already voted, I thought it was a 'good' idea of Labor to "launch" their campaign on Sunday.  Why isn't it launched a couple of days after the calling of the election, surely they know when they are going to call it, or was it another Rudd brainfart?
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Cannot wait for the election blackout so I don't have to put up with the bloody ads on the TV.  

Considering 1/3 of voters had already voted, I thought it was a 'good' idea of Labor to "launch" their campaign on Sunday.  Why isn't it launched a couple of days after the calling of the election, surely they know when they are going to call it, or was it another Rudd brainfart?
Donald
It is the new way to conduct politics, don't release anything until the last moment so the other party's dirty tricks brigade don't have enough time to examine it and put an opposing spin on it.
  simont141 Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide
Claiming the high moral ground Laughing

Groundrelay
I bet the ol' CFMEU think they are.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Cannot wait for the election blackout so I don't have to put up with the bloody ads on the TV.  

Considering 1/3 of voters had already voted, I thought it was a 'good' idea of Labor to "launch" their campaign on Sunday.  Why isn't it launched a couple of days after the calling of the election, surely they know when they are going to call it, or was it another Rudd brainfart?
Donald
So far, from what I have seen, I wonder why they bothered to launch their campaign at all.
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
Going by the Libs anti carbon tax flyer their abolishing the carbon tax should mean the following reductions (rounded):

Electricity 52%
Gas 38%
Water & Sewerage 39%
Medical & Hospital 29%
Education 28%

We shall see.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I am fascinated by some of the election promises, but two by Abbott really caught me.
"We will create two million new jobs."
"We will turn back the boats."
The first one sounds like pure Fantasyland; the second sounds like King Canute trying to turn back the sea.
I'd love to hear some detail of just how these will be accomplished.

Rudd, on the other hand, seems to be completely uninspired, with a slogan of "A new way." Does the leopard change its spots?
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
So quick to Abbotts defence (and let's throw in a bit of slag whilst your at it) Rolling Eyes

...'Can you imagine him at G20? 'Barack, it's baddies versus baddies'. - I've yet to see a leader of a federal political party wanting to be PM who would be this embarrassing when it comes to foreign policy.' - Senator Wong...
Aaron


Good call Penny Laughing Easy to see why they find it so appealing.

Baddies 1 - the Assad regime.
Baddies 2- everyone else.

That's right they're all Baddies. Not 25% not 50% not 75%. 100% BADDIES. Shocked

...So what about these quotes?

'Trust me, we're doing the right thing, we know who the bad guys are'.

'Well I think where you're right is that there are, as it were, you know, you've got a lot of bad guys in Syria'.
Aaron


Sounds like both are allowing for some goodies in the mix.

Knowing who the bad guys are helps if you want to avoiding wiping out the good guys and having a lot of bad guys is not the same as all bad guys.

...At least Australia can send Groundrelay, what will the US and UK do?
Aaron


Nope University of Adelaide Aaron to the world.  

Just kill them all... they're all BADDIES. Abbott said so Exclamation
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Nope University of Adelaide Aaron to the world.  
Groundrelay
I like Aaron's idea better, we send you. Have you got some dust in your contacts, are you properly enclosed?
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
... I wonder why they bothered to launch their campaign at all.
Aaron


A last futile sign of resistance.

Rosebud's and the cash for comment media thugs have almost suppressed all dissent. Makes B52 carpet bombing look decidedly ineffective.

Just one more push... the release of Abbotts costings, timed to ensure his media backers can provide maximum positive coverage whilst the advertising blackout protects their rear(ends). Rolling Eyes
  PaulAustin Locomotive Fireman

The reason the major parties leave their "campaign launches" to almost the end is financial - the taxpayer funded travel and expenses end once a campaign is formally launched.
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
I like Aaron's idea better, we send you. Have you got some dust in your contacts, are you properly enclosed?
TheBlacksmith
Slag away...
You two compare notes Question
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
The reason the major parties leave their "campaign launches" to almost the end is financial - the taxpayer funded travel and expenses end once a campaign is formally launched.
"PaulAustin"
Correct, but that still doesn't provide a reason for Labor launching a campaign at all. The costs of travel ought to born by the parties as soon as the writs are issued...
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I would appreciate a comment from 2301, who has repeatedly told us the economy is "in freefall"; "spiralling out of control" et al.

I quote The Australian from today, "Australia's economy grew 2.6 per cent over the year to June, extending its 21 year record of continual economic growth, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said today, with the quarterly economic growth rate accelerating slightly to 0.6 per cent over the three month period to June."

There are other news services also quoting the ABS, but one from a Rupert Murdoch-owned source is probably enough for our right-wing expert. I await his take on this with great interest.

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