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10 years 6 months ago #31 by Tushy
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LOL Sozz - thats a good one..

You look in the news and there she is again
Police subpoena Hanson TV tapes
Does she really think we are stupid that we arent gonna question what she does with money?

She makes me laugh

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10 years 6 months ago #32 by Memsahib
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Isn't she a scream? You'd think that, after all she's been through, she'd wise up and stop being so damned naive.

I think we need to thank Qld for producing so much entertainment in the political arena. First we had so many years of Joh Bjelke Petersen, who was such a crack up, then Pauline.

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10 years 6 months ago #33 by Tushy
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Malcolm Turnbull is digging his own grave the more he talks the more he digs - I cant stand the guy.. he irritates me..

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10 years 2 months ago #34 by ConcertForGeorgeNut
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If the story is true, this is a wonderful development in Australian politics. One side of politics seeks that assistance of the "opposition" side

www.smh.com.au/national/labor-offers-cos...b-20090620-cs0k.html

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10 years 2 months ago #35 by SweetNess
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I'm thinking Mr. Turnbull should consider stepping down after shootin off his big mouth about this email that supposedly involved the PM in the big ute-gate scandal. The AFP have since found that the email was a fraud and after days of spouting about it's existence, Mr. Turnbull is now furiously back pedalling to save face.

Unreal! Where is the integrity of some ppl? I don't think he should be allowed to get away with this. You do not question the business ethics of the PM and then just sweep the whole thing under the carpet.

The nerve of some ppl! :angry:

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10 years 2 months ago - 10 years 2 months ago #36 by sozzled
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Now, I do have some reservations about Mr Turnbull's suitability to take on the job as a future Prime Minister; he has, however, kept spotless his record of performance as a loose cannon. Imagine this, for a moment (in an alternative distantly future reality where Malcolm Turnbull is the PM):

PM staffer: "Prime Minister, we've received reports about a cargo ship carrying illegal immigrants en route to Australia. The ship has been intercepted by a Australian navy patrol boat. The refugees are threatening to vote Labor and throw their children overboard unless the navy backs off. What would you like us to do, sir?"

Turnbull: "What country did this ship come from?"

PM staffer: "The ship is registered in Liberia, sir. It would appear that the refugees are mainly from Afghanistan."

Turnbull: "I don't care if those foreigners throw the children, themselves or the ship's crew overboard, I want that boat intercepted and I want it turned around, sunk or, at the very least, plastered with enough How-to-vote Liberal cards it will take 6 years before it can get here ..."

PM staffer: "These are only preliminary reports, sir, they haven't yet been conf-..."

Turnbull: "Unless you're getting inside information from Treasury, I think I can be trusted to make a clear-cut decision on the basis of these incontrovertable facts! Now, I want you to organise a RAAF bombing raid on Kabul in retaliation for letting their citizens out of the country ... "

PM staffer: "Um, are you sure that is a wise decision, sir? We've only got sketchy details from HMAS Wa-..."

Turnbull: "... and I want the Liberian ambassador deported, and all Liberian assets in this country frozen. The whole problem is because of those namby-pamby, tree-hugging socialist lefties in the Labor Party. It's all their fault. Make it so, number one. Full steam ahead and damn the torpedoes ..."

PM staffer: "Er, sir, you don't have to climb on top of your desk to say that ... and you might want to check that your trouser-belt is securely fastened before I call in the press gallery for you to issue a statement on the subject."


Should Malcolm Turnbull step down as Leader of the Opposition? God forbid, no! What was Kevin Rudd thinking when he made that suggestion? Right now Malcolm Turnbull is the Labor Party's best reason to hang onto government! :whistle:

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10 years 2 months ago #37 by SweetNess
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Good point. I hadn't thought about it like that. :dry:

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10 years 2 months ago #38 by Tushy
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LOL Sweetness, thats what I was thinking, they should make him resign, but then when you think about it, Labor would be better off leaving him there.. the mad hatter lol

I never liked Malcolm Turnbull - he will be gone anyways as I recon the party will tell him to leave..

he has caused alot of damage..

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9 years 9 months ago #39 by ConcertForGeorgeNut
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Just learnt that Tony Abbott has won the leadership contest for the Liberal Party. Interesting times ahead in Australian politics.

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9 years 9 months ago - 9 years 9 months ago #40 by sozzled
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Yes, indeed, Tony Abbott's succession to the leadership of the Liberal Party was something most people didn't see coming. Even Tony Abbott was among those to confess that, a week ago, he hadn't seen himself in the position that he now holds; I can believe that. I had to chuckle, though, when Tony Abbott referred to the the Liberal Party as a "broad church" ... in the sense of allowing a broad range of faiths to be practised, I guess. Interesting choice of metaphor: a "broad church" ... with an Abbott (sic) and a Bishop in charge! :laugh:

These will, indeed, be "interesting times ahead in Australian politics"!

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