Scott Morrison's imploding act

 

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  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
Well the Anarcho-Marxist nutters keep shooting themselves in the foot by their violent protests. That was only going to escalate the war of words with Sco-mo.

Incidentally, aren't boycotts usually non-violent?

Still, its a Crackdown on 'Freedom of speech' that the coalition raves on about protecting constantly is something to be worried about. The Raids by the AFP on the ABC and Murdoch then this?  I Don't like at all where this is going, morphing into the 'most repressive' democracy in the west...
Dangersdan707
Hardly a 'liberal' party is it! Then again this side of politics has always opposed liberty, freedom and equality as such things undermine the concentration of power and wealth. "Let them eat cake" indeed.

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  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Some more on the posters promoting Gladys Liu:

"On Wednesday, Simon Frost, who authorised the signs, said under questioning from Lisa De Ferrari, the barrister for the applicants, that the two signs – one in traditional Chinese characters, and one in simplified Chinese characters – were intended to appear as though they were AEC corflutes.
The signs that were used in seven electorates in Victoria said, according to an English translation, that the “correct way to vote” was to put 1 next to the Liberal candidate
“You intended to convey the impression that this was an AEC corflute, didn’t you?” De Ferrari asked.

Frost, now an adviser to Frydenberg, took a long pause before replying: “It was similar to the AEC colours, yes.”

“So the answer to my question is yes?” De Ferrari pressed.

“Yes,” Frost replied."

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/06/liberal-official-admits-chinese-language-signs-were-meant-to-look-like-they-came-from-aec?CMP=soc_567&fbclid=IwAR0dGnEH41oFjTB6ihpbsI_GVyk6OArDdzwuLgeo0YLl5fF9t8jTTOKiQEs

And I bet Scummo will still try and brush it off...
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

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"Two outspoken Liberal politicians have been barred entry into China but deny it is a reflection on the Federal Government. West Australian MP Andrew Hastie and Victorian Senator James Paterson were due to take part in a study tour to Beijing next month."
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-15/andrew-hastie-james-paterson-blocked-by-china-matters-study-tour/11710338

Silly move by China. It would have been far better to let them do their "study tour" and if they overstep and break Chinese laws so be it. Then let's see how effective the Government is getting them released Laughing

China is what it is and unfortunately there is no sign of that changing. However on the flip side Australia is increasingly hypersensitive to outside and internal criticism e.g. climate change, kids of ISIS fighters, animal rights activism. Government is becoming increasingly secretive and authoritarian under the cloak of national security. We have pollies and media commentators losing it over relatively benign protests here yet China continues to show amazing restrain over the ongoing violent demonstrations in Hong Kong. A case of do as I say?
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
"What the bloody hell happened". SpinMo had a shocker of a week.

“Scott Morrison has been a marketing man, not a governor, and what we need is government in this country,” said One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts on Thursday, after the defeat of the workplace bill. Roberts faulted Morrison for being too weak on white-collar crime, such as the potential breaches at Westpac. He dismissed Morrison as being all talk, no action.

http://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/a-shocking-week-of-unforced-errors-from-morrison-and-his-government-20191128-p53f55.html
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

"What the bloody hell happened". SpinMo had a shocker of a week.

“Scott Morrison has been a marketing man, not a governor, and what we need is government in this country,” said One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts on Thursday, after the defeat of the workplace bill. Roberts faulted Morrison for being too weak on white-collar crime, such as the potential breaches at Westpac. He dismissed Morrison as being all talk, no action.

http://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/a-shocking-week-of-unforced-errors-from-morrison-and-his-government-20191128-p53f55.html
Groundrelay
Remarkable, really. This must be the only intelligent comment I've heard from Malcolm Roberts.
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
"What the bloody hell happened". SpinMo had a shocker of a week.

“Scott Morrison has been a marketing man, not a governor, and what we need is government in this country,” said One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts on Thursday, after the defeat of the workplace bill. Roberts faulted Morrison for being too weak on white-collar crime, such as the potential breaches at Westpac. He dismissed Morrison as being all talk, no action.

http://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/a-shocking-week-of-unforced-errors-from-morrison-and-his-government-20191128-p53f55.html
Remarkable, really. This must be the only intelligent comment I've heard from Malcolm Roberts.
michaelgm
Seems One Nation just realised that companies have bad apples too. I gather they would have supported the legislation had Westpac not provided such an epiphany.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
"What the bloody hell happened". SpinMo had a shocker of a week.

“Scott Morrison has been a marketing man, not a governor, and what we need is government in this country,” said One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts on Thursday, after the defeat of the workplace bill. Roberts faulted Morrison for being too weak on white-collar crime, such as the potential breaches at Westpac. He dismissed Morrison as being all talk, no action.

http://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/a-shocking-week-of-unforced-errors-from-morrison-and-his-government-20191128-p53f55.html
Remarkable, really. This must be the only intelligent comment I've heard from Malcolm Roberts.
Seems One Nation just realised that companies have bad apples too. I gather they would have supported the legislation had Westpac not provided such an epiphany.
Groundrelay
The government mucked Senators Hanson and Roberts around too much and gave them too little time to study their amendments and Pauline told them they wouldn't be bullied into passing it.

She also made the point (and used Westpac as an example) that ASIC and APRA are doing a terrible job at the moment and why should the unions be singled out when the whole of corporate Australia is on the nose. Fair enough.
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
The government mucked Senators Hanson and Roberts around too much and gave them too little time to study their amendments and Pauline told them they wouldn't be bullied into passing it.

She also made the point (and used Westpac as an example) that ASIC and APRA are doing a terrible job at the moment and why should the unions be singled out when the whole of corporate Australia is on the nose. Fair enough.
don_dunstan
You're just buying their take on it. Rolling Eyes
The Banking Royal Commission has come and gone so corporate malfeasance should have been well and truly understood by them. Surely they would have made their position clear to the government ages ago. It's pretty obvious they didn't.

On that basis it's certain they would have sided with the Coalition (as they mostly do) had Westpac not been in the headlines.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
The government mucked Senators Hanson and Roberts around too much and gave them too little time to study their amendments and Pauline told them they wouldn't be bullied into passing it.

She also made the point (and used Westpac as an example) that ASIC and APRA are doing a terrible job at the moment and why should the unions be singled out when the whole of corporate Australia is on the nose. Fair enough.
You're just buying their take on it. Rolling Eyes
The Banking Royal Commission has come and gone so corporate malfeasance should have been well and truly understood by them. Surely they would have made their position clear to the government ages ago. It's pretty obvious they didn't.

On that basis it's certain they would have sided with the Coalition (as they mostly do) had Westpac not been in the headlines.
Groundrelay
Senators Hanson and Roberts are raising lots of issues of extreme importance to Australians all the time. What are the Greens doing? They're getting the Senate to pass motions related to how nasty "Islamaphobia" is
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Senator Roberts this evening spoke about what will happen when the banks need to be bailed in from the taxpayer - everyone will have to pay the banks to keep their money safe in there like they already do in Japan and Germany. Brave new world, innit.
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

^^ My main beef with "Condemnation of Islamophobia" is that it deems any reasonable and balanced critique of the Islam religion as illegal so as to silence any debate.  Of course a lot of the critique of Islam isn't terribly balanced and reasonable (hello gym-junkie Nazis of the UPF).

Incidentally, the Luvvies are all tied up in knots about the subsuming of the old Dept of Arts into oblivion:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/pm-sacks-bureaucrats-in-overhaul-of-public-sector/11768766

"The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications: a merger of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development and Department of Communications and the Arts."
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

^^ My main beef with "Condemnation of Islamophobia" is that it deems any reasonable and balanced critique of the Islam religion as illegal so as to silence any debate.  Of course a lot of the critique of Islam isn't terribly balanced and reasonable (hello gym-junkie Nazis of the UPF).

Incidentally, the Luvvies are all tied up in knots about the subsuming of the old Dept of Arts into oblivion:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/pm-sacks-bureaucrats-in-overhaul-of-public-sector/11768766

"The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications: a merger of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development and Department of Communications and the Arts."
Carnot
This government needs a department to cover philistines.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
^^ My main beef with "Condemnation of Islamophobia" is that it deems any reasonable and balanced critique of the Islam religion as illegal so as to silence any debate.  Of course a lot of the critique of Islam isn't terribly balanced and reasonable (hello gym-junkie Nazis of the UPF).

Incidentally, the Luvvies are all tied up in knots about the subsuming of the old Dept of Arts into oblivion:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/pm-sacks-bureaucrats-in-overhaul-of-public-sector/11768766

"The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications: a merger of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development and Department of Communications and the Arts."
Carnot
Meanwhile the Labor Party is having a blather-fest at their national executive meeting in Sydney. One of the resolutions of this snore-in was for the Labor Party to get its message through to the people by:

"...Break down the echo chambers and take on fake news if the social media giants won't".

Sounds like they're still blaming the media and/or fake news for their stonking loss in the May elections.
  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
Blather Fest:lol: I like that
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Blather Fest:lol: I like that
wobert
Well as if to reinforce how impotent they are Sco Mo wins the latest Newspoll 52/48 reinforcing the lead that they have over the hapless Labor Party.

Whatever the Labor Party are doing they need to do the opposite - they're still losing votes after the drubbing they got in May.
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Blather Fest:lol: I like that
Well as if to reinforce how impotent they are Sco Mo wins the latest Newspoll 52/48 reinforcing the lead that they have over the hapless Labor Party.

Whatever the Labor Party are doing they need to do the opposite - they're still losing votes after the drubbing they got in May.
don_dunstan
Gee, if you listened to the mainstream news media and read Twitter, you would think ScoMo and the Libs are as popular as the Catholic Church these days.

What is obvious is the generational gaps in voting intentions, similar to the UK.  Younger voters strongly swinging to the extreme left, older generations to the Right.  Whether you're working, middle, or upper class doesn't mean much now.
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
Senators Hanson and Roberts are raising lots of issues of extreme importance to Australians all the time.
don_dunstan
Chickens who always come home...

Government and One Nation fail to support transparency in aged care funding
...Would have made aged care operators reveal their income sources and disclose how much of it they spend on direct resident care, including costs of staffing and training, medical products and continence aids. The information would be provided to the new Quality and Safety Commissioner, who would make it publicly available.
http://www.miragenews.com/government-and-one-nation-fail-to-support-transparency-in-aged-care-funding/

This is why I always come back to either sides' legislative history, what they vote for and against!
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Senators Hanson and Roberts are raising lots of issues of extreme importance to Australians all the time.
Chickens who always come home...

Government and One Nation fail to support transparency in aged care funding
...Would have made aged care operators reveal their income sources and disclose how much of it they spend on direct resident care, including costs of staffing and training, medical products and continence aids. The information would be provided to the new Quality and Safety Commissioner, who would make it publicly available.
http://www.miragenews.com/government-and-one-nation-fail-to-support-transparency-in-aged-care-funding/

This is why I always come back to either sides' legislative history, what they vote for and against!
Groundrelay
'Ya know, Pauline could bite the heads off chooks in parliament and I really wouldn't care, I'd still vote for her because it gets up the nose of every single chardonnay leftie that I know. LIKE YOU.

So just shut-up and enjoy the sensation of me rubbing my wrinkly old Bob Hawke body all over your Blanch D'Puget loveliness as the photographer takes snaps of us for that hairdresser magazine; you're the one who found me irresistibly attractive while writing my fourteenth biography - not me.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I'd still vote for her because it gets up the nose of every single chardonnay leftie that I know. LIKE YOU.
"don_dunstan"
What have you got against chardonnay, Don? Don't you right-wingers drink it?
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
I'd still vote for her because it gets up the nose of every single chardonnay leftie that I know. LIKE YOU.
What have you got against chardonnay, Don? Don't you right-wingers drink it?
Valvegear
Yeah see I'm not sure if I can identify with that label - maybe I can go to one of Bill Shorten's transition clinics and have a chat about it because I don't really identify with either label.

I'm really very working class despite having a few letters after my name - I can trace my largely Anglo Aussie-born heritage back to the 19th century and they were all pretty working class; it might not surprise you to hear that my family and ancestry are not inclined to being business-people or professionals. They were all pretty much unskilled or semi-skilled working people who held jobs in traditional working class jobs.

The bottom half have been totally screwed by the Labor neo-Thatcherite Hawke/Keating 13 years of office and we've never recovered from it. It certainly continued under Howard but that's a Liberal government - you expect them to screw the working class - or at least you should know this when you vote for them.

In 2019 the blow-back from Hawke/Keating is the entire nation is mired in debt (private and public), home ownership is a post WWII lows and private sector wages haven't outpaced inflation since 2011. And they wonder why people aren't spending money - the incredibly tough wage controls put in by Hawke in Accord I & II kept wages subdued but corporate Australia has never had it so good. Look at the record unbroken profits of the Big Four banks over 25 plus years - for many years the very most profitable businesses per capita on the face of the planet - that should show you that something is wrong. The poor old Aussie labour force was made to compete against cut-price overseas labour directly but big businesses like the banks enjoyed lots of protection and government largess eg Kevin Rudd's covered bond bail-out and a regulatory regime that favored them.

The Labor Party is an abject failure, they're consistently failed (what's left of) the working class for the last thirty-five years with the Thatcherite agenda and I can't possibly vote for them. They're not sorry at all for the damage that they've done and frankly they have nothing to offer except more pandering to minorities and more destruction of jobs via lop-sided trade deals and even more totally un-affordable green-tinged rubbish. I mean who the buggery-blazes was supposed to pay for Shorten's ridiculous brain fart to convert the entire country to a hundred percent 'renewables' by 2030 or when-ever it was. At four hundred billion even more expensive than the Liberal disaster of the submarines @ two-fifty billion - what a brainless, ridiculous thing to even propose. We're broke now - who pays?

For me to have to vote Labor again (as I have in the distant past) I would have to hear a solid repudiation of the Hawke/Keating era as the job-destroying pro-business privatising agenda that it was. Instead they continue to venerate Keating (in particular) like he was some kind of a benevolent genius who made life better for everyone at every level of society. I don't have enough swear words when they do that, especially at their self-congratulatory rallies where they wheel him out and get him to wave to the faithful.

Yuck.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
I'd still vote for her because it gets up the nose of every single chardonnay leftie that I know. LIKE YOU.
What have you got against chardonnay, Don? Don't you right-wingers drink it?
Valvegear
And no its a sav blanc for me. Cardonay... again, yuck.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
'Ya know, Pauline could bite the heads off chooks in parliament and I really wouldn't care, I'd still vote for her because it gets up the nose of every single chardonnay leftie that I know. LIKE YOU.

So just shut-up and enjoy the sensation of me rubbing my wrinkly old Bob Hawke body all over your Blanch D'Puget loveliness as the photographer takes snaps of us for that hairdresser magazine; you're the one who found me irresistibly attractive while writing my fourteenth biography - not me.
don_dunstan

And when your rolling around covered in bed sores on your urine soaked sheets in 10 or 20 years from now, we'll revisit this response of yours and hell we will all larf.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

'Ya know, Pauline could bite the heads off chooks in parliament and I really wouldn't care, I'd still vote for her because it gets up the nose of every single chardonnay leftie that I know. LIKE YOU.

So just shut-up and enjoy the sensation of me rubbing my wrinkly old Bob Hawke body all over your Blanch D'Puget loveliness as the photographer takes snaps of us for that hairdresser magazine; you're the one who found me irresistibly attractive while writing my fourteenth biography - not me.

And when your rolling around covered in bed sores on your urine soaked sheets in 10 or 20 years from now, we'll revisit this response of yours and hell we will all larf.
bingley hall
I really like chardonnay. Not the heavily wooded stuff but the ones fermented in oak casks. I am also a bit of a lefty but still think capitalism moderated is the only system. But hey, as for Pauline, she is so ugly, and not just in looks. Go on Don, you have the hots for her.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
And no its a sav blanc for me. Cardonay... again, yuck.
"don_dunstan"
De gustibus non est disputandum.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
'Ya know, Pauline could bite the heads off chooks in parliament and I really wouldn't care, I'd still vote for her because it gets up the nose of every single chardonnay leftie that I know. LIKE YOU.

So just shut-up and enjoy the sensation of me rubbing my wrinkly old Bob Hawke body all over your Blanch D'Puget loveliness as the photographer takes snaps of us for that hairdresser magazine; you're the one who found me irresistibly attractive while writing my fourteenth biography - not me.

And when your rolling around covered in bed sores on your urine soaked sheets in 10 or 20 years from now, we'll revisit this response of yours and hell we will all larf.
bingley hall
If you think that won't happen under a Labor government then you're deluding yourself, all they do is pretend to care about the people they subsequently tax the hell out of. They don't give a damn about any of us - in fact Anthony Albanese is in Queensland pretending to care about farmers as we speak, the same people who voted against them en masse at the last election.

If they'd got into government we would have had to deal with something like $400,000,000,000 in new taxes mostly to support carbon monster eradication. Because spending on something completely imaginary is so much more important than improving standards of aged care etc.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
I really like chardonnay. Not the heavily wooded stuff but the ones fermented in oak casks. I am also a bit of a lefty but still think capitalism moderated is the only system. But hey, as for Pauline, she is so ugly, and not just in looks. Go on Don, you have the hots for her.
nswtrains
Her and Malcolm Roberts together with the other senate cross-benchers are the only legitimate opposition we have in this country. You can laugh about it but it's the truth. The Labor Party are so incompetent that they can't even bring themselves to admit why they lost the last election - like the Democrats in the United States they've completely lost touch with their traditional constituency and now nobody wants to vote for them any more.

I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually fade into history and someone else ends up being the opposition.

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