Julia Gillard’s letter to Santa

As a follow up to Truth Seeker’s popular Tony Abbott’s letter to Santa he has penned a similar letter, but this time from the person whose job Tony Abbott craves for. That of the Prime Minister of Australia. Like his previous effort, Truth Seeker provides a few laughs in this piece too. And after the week just gone, don’t we need them!

Julia Gillard’s letter to Santa

Dearest Santa, it’s Julia here

We’ve passed lots of policy, that is clear

While Abbott’s spent his entire year

On lies and spin and personal smear

But his arrogance has turned to fear

As he took the things that he held dear

Like his lead In the polls and his misplaced cheer

And he blew them all . . . up Ashby’s rear

😛

To win, the man will gladly cheat

With his motley crew joining his deceit

As they open their mouths, to just change feet

While the MSM apply the heat

With opinion sold as facts, complete

With lies and spin, a right wing treat

Our democracy, their aim to beat

But instead turning victory . . . to defeat

🙂

So the things I ask are not for me

But for the lying bastards in the LNP

A conscience would set the Abbot free

From his inherent lack of honesty

Cos he talks like he is off his tree

With veiled abuse, based on misogyny

Combined with no integrity

He’s as mad as a dog . . . with a giant flea

:mrgreen:

And Julie Bishop, needs your help for sure

As a legal whelp, and a multi nationals hoar

She proved she’s rotten to the core

With her morals discarded, on the floor

By putting profits over compo, for the poor

Known best for her meow and her pussy claw

And her shonky knowledge of the law

From parliament she should be shown . . . the door

🙄

Then there’s sloppy Joe, who hasn’t got a clue

About what’s good, or right or true

And he’s flushed his credibility down the loo

By talking, economic cattle poo

Making out his maths are real true blue

Even though the man can’t count past two

But the right wing spin he’ll gladly spew

So for Joe . . . an original thought . . . is my request of you

😯

And the mincing poodle, Chrissy Pyne

Makes out as if he’s doing fine

When all he does is cross the line

With his mealy mouthed, mincing poodle whine

And the lies and spin, on which he likes to dine

Means the little man will never shine

Even if he’s wearing Calvin Kline

Cos what he needs from you . . . is a real man’s spine

🙄

And Malcolm Turnbull, is no gent

Cos Godwin Grech proved the man’s quite bent

Leaving his reputation with a hell of a dent

And his credibility, all but spent

With his only option, his spleen to vent

Over a portfolio that’s less than Heaven sent

And an NBN plan that’s quite low rent

He needs your help . . . to voice his real intent

👿

Eric Abetz, is a legal knob

Who dribbles liable from his gob

Because he thinks that that’s his job

With reputations, his to rob

By the slander grenades, he likes to lob

On behalf of his lying Liberal mob

While responsibility, he’ll simply fob

So could you do him slowly . . . on a nice warm hob

😆

And Sophie Mirrabella, the queen of sleaze

Should leave the ranks of the parliament, please

With her tail between her knobbly knees

For her lack of morals and complete brain freeze

And Bronwyn Bishop, the libs old cheese

Is another one they should dump with ease

Cos her use by date was in the 1970’s

And her brain has atrophied . . . in large degrees

😮

The media need your help as well

To move away from the corruption smell

Cos with Jones and Bolt they’ve gone to hell

In Murdoch’s isolated shell

Where if they don’t change soon, they’ll forever dwell

So stop them ringing his right wing bell

Cos they find the truth so hard to tell

A bit like Abbotts mate . . . George Pell

🙄

So dear Santa, what I’ve asked is hard

But we know they’ve all been fatally tarred

With the rabid right’s polluted lard

And our democracy is badly scarred

By these spoilt brats, from the private school yard

Whose lies and spin should just be barred

When they play the joker, as their only card

Yours sincerely . . . Julia Gillard

🙂

PS, while Abbot’s acting liker a goof

With his long forked tongue and his cloven hoof

And his policy vacuum showing proof

That his cred took a nose dive off the roof

The one thing I’d ask for me for soothe

Is can this coming year . . . be defined . . . by the truth?

😯

127 comments on “Julia Gillard’s letter to Santa

  1. Iain, I think she’s already had her present, with Labor bouncing in the polls and economists agreeing that the move to abandon the surplus being a wise, tactical move.

  2. Migs, yes she has got lots to be happy about this holiday;

    Polls, Slipper, Thomson etc 😀

    Abbott has lots to be worried about;

    Poll, Slipper, Thomson etc 😛

    I wonder if when he looks in the mirror he sees Julia looking back and laughing at him? 😆 😆

    Cheers 😀 😆 😀

  3. ….and economists agreeing that the move to abandon the surplus being a wise, tactical move.

    Not just economists, but a whole swag of groups and commentators, even some political commentators who have been critical of the government.

    The only ones lambasting this move, and not doing so on economic grounds but purely as a political attack, is the gormless Abbott, his mindless shadows in cabinet, the right wing zombie trolls who caricature everything Abbott says anyway and the right wing MSM who want their puppet in at all costs.

  4. From Twitter:

    Turns out Rapturists, Mayan Calendar disaster believers & Tony Abbott all have the same thing in common. Really, really stupid. Who knew.

    I guess Gillard would also be wishing Santa keeps Abbott exactly the way he is for if gained an inkling of intelligence he might make it through a year without brain farts, brain freezes and running away.

  5. …. and Mig, the year ended 54 / 46 Two Party Preferred, well done Tony. This translates to an electoral wipeout. Gillard has a few little speed bumps as we go into the election campaign. Not the least a caucus that has lost faith in her judgement, an electorate who sees her as dishonest, a string of corruption court cases involving at least two unions, ex union members and current Labor current parliamentarians. Gillard has to go to Abbott in the next sitting of parliament to ask for the legislated debt ceiling to be raised above $300 Billion to an unknown amount, a budget in tatters…again…making it 5 in a row… well done Swannie, a tanking economy and employment tanking during 2013. We have the political constants of the Ruddster hovering and also a Bob Carr move to the lower house………
    And the now constant thorns of an illegitimate Carbon Tax and a stupid Mining Tax.
    It should be noted that Windsor and Oakeshott will get caned by their voters for misrepresentation and being the key architects of this mindless minority government. Wilkie will likely be another casualty as the majors decide Independents are not compatible with stable government.
    Lord knows what Labor and Green casualties will be in the Senate if Gillard goes to the poll after July.
    Well done Tony. A very successful year for you. It would have been harder and less fun without Gillard and Swannie at the helm but there you go. God frowns on the Dark Side and smiles on the righteous.
    Merry Christmas to all.
    Warm the Telly and cool the tinnies. It is election time. Wooo Hooo.

  6. Support for the Gillard Government is now at 52 per cent, compared to the Coalition on 47 per cent. Real liars accuse other’s falsely of being liars and the deceivers back their lies. They also falsely accuse the envy of their frustration of being corrupt and dishonest. Funny how a mincing poodle was seen having coffee with Kathy Jackson and the Thompson case backfired. How to try and get rid of a PM for the sake of winning an election. Really Piers Ackerman believes us women are all dumb Creatures. Wasn’t he the guy that was kicked out of UNI and in trouble for bullying women?? Your right Gillard is the bright star and Abbott likes to wear black and write black books while reading Shades of Grey. A very righteous aggressive, charming man who enjoys seeing Pickerings Nude Cartoons of Gillard with a dildo. Of course the Roman Catholics see him as their Shepherd leading his flock to salvation to keep the unwanted out of our country. Labor had a goal they wanted to reach to bring in a surplus. They had positivity as most of us tend to do when we set goals. They were direct to the Country and honest, but alas Gillard is not GOD. There is no surplus as yet but our economy is second in the world. Abbott said he was going to be Prime Minister at the next election, if he doesn’t get in then he must be a liar if it doesn’t eventuate. “an electorate who sees her as dishonest ” As Piers Ackerman says women women who vote for Ms. Gillard are DUMB… I Have News for you Tweed us women are not dumb.

  7. I’ve never read or heard that Akerman said women who vote for Gillard are dumb. I’m certain he has said that ‘people’ that vote for Gillard are dumb. Me thinks you are bending the truth to accuse Akerman of being a misogynist.

    Labor at 52% and the Coalition on 47%?

  8. “Today’s Morgan Poll provides an early Christmas present for the Gillard Government with the ALP (52.5%) cf. L-NP (47.5%) holding its largest two-party preferred lead over the Opposition for more than two years — since November 2010. Importantly, the Government leads the Opposition amongst both men (ALP: 50.5% cf. L-NP 49.5%) and women (ALP: 56% cf. L-NP 44%).

    “The improvement in the Government’s fortunes comes after a bad couple of weeks for the Opposition as the sustained attacks on Prime Minister Julia Gillard over her involvement in an AWU ‘slush-fund’ from nearly 20 years ago fell flat due to a lack of evidence of any wrongdoing.

    “The case the L-NP promoted against former Speaker Peter Slipper involving his former staffer James Ashby backfired on several L-NP members as Justice Steven Rares dismissed any alleged sexual harassment and threw the case out of court. The Government is now floating the possibility of an Inquiry into the conduct of the case which would involve investigating several L-NP members who drove the case.

    “Also favouring the Government were several pieces of good economic news with the RBA dropping Australian interest rates to 3% in the first week of December — equal to the record lows reached during the Global Financial Crisis; a significant pick-up in iron ore prices and the Australian sharemarket and a well-publicised drop in the official ABS unemployment figures (5.2%, down 0.2%) — Although the Roy Morgan unemployment estimate shows real Australian unemployment of 10.0% and a further 8.1% under-employed).

    “In the environmental field the Gillard Government’s commitment to reducing Australia’s carbon dioxide emissions (most prominently via the contentious Carbon Tax) was also given a significant boost at the UN Doha Climate Summit with the latest science suggesting it is “extremely likely” humans are responsible for more than half of the observed global temperature rises since the 1950s (though this is still denied by many).

    “Finally a recent special telephone Morgan Poll in late November shows that Abbott’s leadership is now coming under question with Prime Minister Gillard (49%, up 4%) strengthening her lead over Opposition Leader Tony Abbott (36%, down 1%) as ‘Better Prime Minister’ and even more worryingly for Abbott, showed a record high 63% (up 3%) of electors disapproved of Abbott’s performance as Opposition Leader.

    “Until now, Abbott’s personal disapproval, which has consistently out-rated his approval, has not been a problem with the L-NP enjoying a comfortable advantage on a two-party preferred basis over the Government. However, if the Government retains the advantage shown by today’s Morgan Poll the L-NP may consider returning to former leader Malcolm Turnbull — who is preferred to both current Prime Minister Julia Gillard: (Turnbull: 59% cf. Gillard: 31%) and former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd: (Turnbull: 54% cf. Rudd: 38%). But, both Turnbull and Rudd have a similar problem with their Parliamentary colleagues — they don’t have their support!”

    http://www.roymorgan.com/news/polls/2012/4852/

  9. Can we add a wish to the list. Heard it voiced on the ABC this morning.

    Can we have the climate and MSM that wants to talk about policy, not what someone did or not do forty years ago.

    Heard that the only thing that stops a bad man with a gun, is a good man with a gun. If the bad man did not have a gun, that headmistress and her staff may have stopped him. Bad men with guns shoot good men with guns first, sometimes.

    Believe one of the school campuses did have armed guards. Did not stop the killings.

    So, on that list, can we have action to stop our guns laws from being weakened further, as is happening in the states, especially NSW.

    Migs, I hope Santa delivers out PM’s wishes.

  10. Love the poem, Truth Seeker, each line hits a bullseye.

    All the Santas and all the wishes-come-true in the world won’t make the Yobbosition worth voting for!

  11. I’m certain [Akerman] has said that ‘people’ that vote for Gillard are dumb

    I’m certain that if he said that it was #RightWingProjection.

  12. Whatever happened to that Hewitt bloke. Wasn’t he meant to be the trump card to bring down the Government?

    Good poem, TS.

  13. Blewitt is back home in Malaysia until he is called to testify. Blewitt has made three statements. One relating to the setting up of the association, one in relation to the PoA that Gillard signed as a witness when she was not a witness and the last in relation to works done on Gillard’s house with money from the slush fund.

  14. Great poem folks, The Morgan poll to my mind is very close to the truth as the others only contact landlines and the younger generation 18-30 all have mobiles so their views are not even considered. Stats tell us we have twice the number of mobiles than people in Oz very strange if it is true.
    The grandkids around me don’t watch tv or read papers it is all online and social media and games. Or is my situation unique?
    So my prediction for the election is Labor with 6+ majority at least.
    One last thing to ponder if the Noalition’s stimulus which from memory was about $30+ billion less than Labors if implemented, what would be the current dept state of the GDP now.

  15. Cuppa Thanks for that, 😀 I wasn’t sure how this format would work, as it was a bit of a challenge rhyming every line of every verse, but as I said to Migs, what comes comes, so you just have to go with it!

    Just happy it worked 😀

    Roswell, thanks to you too, it’s been a fairly hectic end of year, so I thought a bit more light relief was in order, and there are a number of things for us to be smiling about and hopefully I could add one more. 😀

    Cu, you are partly responsible, as it started with your suggestion on my last post, so a big cheers to you 😀 😀

    Cheers 😆 😀 😆

  16. scaper. Not saying the polls are wrong, but do any of those polls include mobile phones? Otherwise they only include the aging not the younger generations who only have mobiles and wifi. If not, they also have a diminishing representation and broad cross section of the population as the land lines continue to shrink and decline.

  17. Bilko, thanks for your feedback, and yes I, like you, feel that the Morgan poll is close to the truth, as I said we have a lot to smile about. 😀

    And to all the trolls 😛

    Cheers 😆 😀 😆

  18. Shane, are you saying the polls are weighted towards the older demographic? Have you ever been polled? Have you ever being hung up on by a polling company because at 50 you are considered too old?

    Some blow in comes here with a poll that is against the trend of the other polls, believe what you like.

  19. Not quite on top of it all as you’d like to think scaper?

    Piers Akerman
    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 (1:08am)

    Dumb women support Gillard

    Thank you Henry Ergas for helping me understand what sort of women still support Julia Gillard’s prime ministership.

    It’s the dumb ones.

    No link, for obvious reasons 🙄

    And it certainly would take absolutely no “bending of the truth” to confidently assert that Pies is a misogynist pr!#k…

  20. One last thing to ponder if the Noalition’s stimulus which from memory was about $30+ billion less than Labors if implemented.

    I think from memory it was around $4 to $8 billion less for the worse outcome of a recession and tens of thousands of jobs lost.

    Their infrastructure stimulus packages were narrowly targeted, would take a long time to implement and benefit only small sections of business. The rest of their package went along similar lines to the US, and we know how successful NOT they have been.

  21. :One last thing to ponder if the Noalition’s stimulus which from memory was about $30+ billion less than Labors if implemented, what would be the current dept state of the GDP now.”

    Heard economist say yesterday, the danger was that the stimulus would be to small, not too large. If too small, it would not have worked, as Obama and thre USA found out.

    The criticism that they had, they should have clawed back quicker when they realise it had wotked

    Qestiion that belief, as they flobal economy has not spring back.

    Yes, Labor did get it right..

  22. Further on that Ergas / Akerman misogynistic crap, your good friend Tim Dunlop destroys both of them in his piece in The Drum:

    Take this recent article by economist Henry Ergas. It doesn’t matter how valid the rest of his argument is, what grown-up would take him seriously when he couches the entire piece in the sort of wordplay and name-calling that would make an intelligent 10-year-old wince?

    Honestly, this is how it starts, an allegedly serious opinion piece in an allegedly serious newspaper written by an allegedly serious commentator:

    LITTLE Miss Bossy tells everyone what to do. Little Miss Naughty is badly behaved.

    And Little Miss Fickle breaks her promises. But no one is as scary as Little Miss Ogyny, especially when she goes on the attack.

    Not that she understands the difference between ad hominem and ad nauseam. Nor is she shy of veering into a Little Miss Statement.

    And this is how it ends:

    Ever shriller in tone, our Little Miss Ogyny ends the year as she began: howling at the moon. And not even Little Miss Magic can wave her crisis away.

    There’s more of the same in between, and all of it under a headline that dares to call the Prime Minister desperate.

    And then, playing Beavis to Ergas’s Butt-Head, Piers Akerman takes us even deeper into the folds of underdeveloped and threatened masculinity:

    Thank you Henry Ergas for helping me understand what sort of women still support Julia Gillard’s prime ministership.

    It’s the dumb ones.

    The article is replete with the giveaway vocabulary of the ignorance-in-plain-sight sexist, including references to “rabid feministas” and “mummy bloggers”.

    This is not clever, it is not insightful, it is not a reasonable approach to take even under the broadest interpretation of the truism that everyone is entitled to their opinions.

    It is nothing more than the misogynist bile of an emotionally stunted boy-man who, if he ran a blog, instead of a column for an enabling mainstream media organisation, would be unread and unheard of.

    No, it isn’t all about sexism and the inability of too many male commentators to respond rationally to women with power. But a lot of it is, and fixing that might be a worthy first step on the road to adult behaviour.

    http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4436552.html

  23. You just can’t handle the truth, lizard! There is as much hatred and bile there as here. Carrying on like the opposite ideologues are some form of sub species.

  24. Well written, Truth Seeker! As Cuppa says every line spot on. I am impressed at your ability to sustain rhymes so consistently as well as capture each character.

    You’ve rated a mention and a link to here over at The Poll Bludger but with a back handed compliment to me! Someone thought I had written your pome under an alias! I was happy to put them straight.

  25. Patricia, thanks for your kind comments, and as I said earlier, it was a bit of a challenge, but as you know, you go with what you’re given!

    WRT The Poll BIudger, I would take that as a compliment to both of us, as you are widely respected for your verse so cheers to us both :grin; but thanks for setting them straight 😀 , and I hope you have a wonderful and poetic Christmas over there in the west. 😀 😀 😀

    Cheers 😀

  26. Hockey may be giving Gillard a Xmas present.

    Hockey has indeed backed off the surplus, showing more good sense than Abbott.

    Indeed, and maybe Hockey can see that knobbling a horse everyone but his opposition is backing is not a good political move.

  27. “Shane, are you saying the polls are weighted towards the older demographic? Have you ever been polled? Have you ever been hung up on by a polling company because at 50 you are considered too old?”

    No, I think we are saying that those who have access to landlines are more likely to be living at home, and may be a little more conservative. It is the poor, of any age, that are more likely to dump the landline, in the name of saving money.

    Scaper what have you got against my little lizard that sits on the path, sunning itself and observing the world about it.

    After all, he does have a use, he rids the world about of us, of those pesky little insect pests.

    scaper the last couple of comments you have made a so wide of the wicket, I have decided to let them go through to the keeper. Will hold my return servers for another day.

    TS, we all hope the PM is granted all of her Christmas wishes. Will make for a much nicer New Year. We might even learn a little about what Mr. Abbott is about, and what he really intends to do.

  28. Have you ever been polled? Yes.
    Have you ever being hung up on by a polling company because at 50 you are considered too old? Hung up on, no – had it explained to me that they had already reached the quota for my demographic – yes.

    Scaper, you obviously have NFI how polls are conducted. While son was at uni, he earned a bit of pocket money working for a polling company. The biggest problem – meeting the quota for the 18-25 demographic. I don’t think in any poll he was involved in, they met the quota there. Easiest demographic quota to fill? 65+, followed by 50-65. THAT’S why they didn’t want to talk to you – they’d already spoken to more than enough of your demographic…

  29. Dear Santa, please don’t send Tony any more lumps of coal this xmas, I know he’s been a very bad boy but he just dosn’t get it… he thinks its for being a good ‘boy’ and that ‘that’ stockings from Gina…… 😀
    .

  30. The averaging of polls with the trend towards the government over the last couple of months has the two much closer than the media would have us believe, which is probably why the opposition have been hyperventilating lately and the talk of an Abbott spill if his popularity remains lower than sewer rat.

    Today’s Morgan

  31. “You just can’t handle the truth, lizard! There is as much hatred and bile there as here. Carrying on like the opposite ideologues are some form of sub species.”

    this one is so wide of the wicket, I decided to let it go through to the keeper.

    Why does my poor little lizard attract so much hate.

    Now scaper, I believe you see yourself as a landscaper, do not you believe the little lizards are good to have around.

    I know I like to see them in my garden.

    Scaper, I have no problem with truth, even if it is truth I would rather not hear.

    You noticed I cut and paste much form the other side, as I believe we need to look all.

    What I do have is big trouble with much that is posted by visitors as truth.

    Cannot come to terms with your version or a few others.

    Therefore, in yours and your ilk, makes me a liar amd I believe mad.

    I take your comments at this stage, as a mark of success.

    It means that you have no argument or have given up.

  32. Bilko, the Morgan poll has (from memory) always been the more accurate with the others erring on the negative to Labor..as pointed out, logic would suggest that phone polls favour the older demographic.

  33. Min I am in the older demographic but we have never been polled. I don’t suppose it could be that as we are unlisted, mind you some orgs still get through but receive short trift . Merry Christmas to all whisperers, we just spent 4 days in Melb with our lad used the OH’s IPAD it was novel still in touch whilst being away from home.

  34. Maybe another Xmas pressie for Gillard.

    Police have announced they are investigating Mal Brough’s role it the Ashby affair and that receiving and using Slipper’s diary information carries a maximum of two years imprisonment.

    In a sure sign that there is validity to the police investigaiton Christopher Pyne has come out and stated it’s a waste of time. Probably looking over his shoulder whilst saying it and going through all his hard and soft copy records destroying them.

  35. Lets hope the same type of investigation is commenced into Ashby, and any other staffers involved as well as Smith!

    And a very merry Christmas, NOT, to the LNP….. Nyaaaaaahahahahahahaha 😆

    And for Christmas, may Abbott, Pyne, Abetz, brandis, Bishop, and the rest the motley crew get everything that they deserve!

    Cheers 😀

  36. SANTA’S LETTER BACK TO JULIAR

    Hey Juliar, It’s Santy here
    You’ve been a bad girl so no Christmas cheer
    For you this year

    You’ve passed far more than hot wind, that much is clear
    You’ve spent an entire year
    On lies and spin and personal smear
    And your own arrogance has turned the voters away
    In droves

    Your misogyny bleat and dreary whining strine
    Has driven many a unionist to despair
    And decent Aussies face the truth
    That a Maggie Thatcher was never there
    In the REAL Julia

    Just a pretender from some forum’s “typist chair”
    You cheated a nation to win
    With your motley crew of independents and alarmist greens
    Backing up the fraud and deceit of your earlier years
    With no carbon tax, a surplus promises and beers
    For those who helped you on your deceitful way

    Facilitating union crime was once your thing
    Opened you mouth to help a cheat
    But today the bloggers apply the heat
    And you’ve nowhere to hide
    With just denial sold as facts, complete

    Lies and spin, a left wing treat
    With aim to keep us on the teat
    Of government gone sadly wrong
    And not even a Christmas song

    So the things I ask are not for me
    But for the honest folk in the ALP
    Who cringe in shame with folks like me
    On the other side of the same odl tree
    Of life

    Do us all a favour and call an election now
    Set yourself free
    From your inherent lack of honesty
    And the stain of more than just hot wind
    The smell of which has been around for way too long…

    No apologies to Miglo…you asked for it!

  37. McTernan over Christmas and New year will be absorbed with the key question of 2013. When to call an election?
    He has a pile of issues to weigh up but broadly they would be under the headings. Go to the voters in March and get thumped. Or go after March get double thumped. Double thumped is a horrifying generational result for Labor. Such a result would be far more devastating that the Whitlam rout.
    Gillard has all the Whitlam dysfunctions i.e. weird policy, abysmal judgement and bewildering delivery. The key difference between Whitlam and Gillard is that Whitlam has Presence and Charisma..
    So McTernan will be pondering the endless weightings of the Gillard legacies. Front and center now is Gillards biggest policy failure (which just won’t go away) which is Swan, Deficit and Debt.
    Unauthorised Lifestyle Immigration (benignly packaged as Asylum Seeker Policy) will just keep on giving for Tony. The boats will be relatively scarce from now until the end of the monsoon season around Easter time at the end of March.
    Gillard could grasp a window of opportunity during the cyclones and tell us her policy has green shoots and is starting to work and go to the punters (would punters believe her?) in March. Not a great option for Gillard but it might be a relatively graceful exit from the public eye while maintaining seat loss somewhere below catastrophic.
    Looking at a post March election a whole range of uglies comes into play for Gillard. The Swan, Deficit and Debt problem is exacerbated because the deficit and debt will be much higher. Swan will look even more of a goose and will be even more electoral baggage. A later election will reduce wriggle room for Gillard and Tony will be even more devastating in his wedge tactics against Gillard.
    Lets lump all the scandals together, AWU/Gillard/Slater Gordon, HSU/Williamson/Craig and CFMEU/Workplace corruption will all continue to fester the longer Tony keeps them front and centre. There is no solution for Gillard on any of these Honesty/Integrity issues.
    The big prize for Tony is if the election is called in July. This gives him the opportunity to get the turbo charged result of the generational change by cleaning up the Senate at the same time as the House or Reps. It is a no lose situation for Tony as even if he doesn’t get control of the Senate at the election post July, he will have the DD option that will inevitably be triggered by removing the Carbon Tax, Mining Tax and introducing the Union Anti Corruption laws he will present early to the new parliament.
    McTernan will have an unsettled Christmas. Not sure any Labor MP or Senator (or Independent) will have a settled Chris
    I will be watching Gillards twisting and turning. It is becoming like the Salmon documentaries. The Gillard salmon specie relentlessly swimming upstream being picked off by Tony and his bears at every turn in the river ….with the irony being the surviving Gillard salmon simply decay and die as they reach their destination (read Federal Election).
    Merry Christmas to All.

  38. Tweed

    Love your work!

    “So McTernan will be pondering the endless weightings of the Gillard legacies. Front and center now is Gillards biggest policy failure (which just won’t go away) which is Swan, Deficit and Debt.”

    In a nutshell McTernan has two choices, to polish or not polish the thing. Either way he’s up shit creek!

  39. ‘Go to the voters in March and get thumped. Or go after March get double thumped. Double thumped is a horrifying generational result for Labor. Such a result would be far more devastating that the Whitlam rout.’

    This appears to be reality.

  40. Tree, you are a joke.

    Migs, I hope you are well and truly sorry for offending our visitor. You should be ashamed of yourself.

    Merry Christmas Tree, but I cannot see how that could be, while you are so full of vile and hate.

    Would you accept the PM, if the changed her sex and became a man.

    Maybe your problems are that the infamous Mr. Abbott no longer looks the winner, he was in the past. He seems to have lost the spring in his step. Gee, the media is even asking him questions now. The media will have to find a way learn how to stop him from running, so they can get an answer.

    Seen an article by Chris Berg, telling the PM everyone is entitled to an opinion. Chris forgot to add, unless they are Labor opinions. We are not according to our visitor, to have opinions that differ from theirs.

    And a Happy New Year, Tree and your ilk.

  41. Tweed you mention Whitlam. Well if this PM is remembered for doing so much for this country and changing the lives of many for the better, the PM will have much to be proud of.

    Mr. Whitlam, with three years in office and two elections, achieved much in spite of the noise from the MSM and the Opposition.

    He left this country a better place.

    We all know that Mr. Abbott would like to rake us back to a time before Whitlam. We can all hope that will not occur.

    History will write this PM in a positive light. If she is defeated, she will have every right to be proud of what she has done.

    It is not the lenght of time one is PM, it is what you done while you hold the office.

  42. Tree troll, when you do it, it obviously works, as your comment was followed by el dildo formally known as el drongo the deluded. 😀 Timing is everything

    Nyaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha 😆 😛 😆

    Christmas Cheers 😆 😆 😆

  43. Gillard gives Mal Brough a Xmas present.

    The Gillard government has authorised a Queensland Labor MP, Graham Perrett, to refer the matter to Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus, claiming the Liberals may also have breached laws prohibiting the harming of a public official, an offence that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, or acted as an accessory to the conspiracy.

    Labor accuses Mr Brough, a former Liberal minister, of “procuring” the Slipper diaries in breach of sections of the Crimes Act prohibiting unauthorised access to restricted data, an offence carrying a maximum two-year sentence.

  44. If Brough is found guilty of receiving those diaries, he faces two years jail. (Weekend Today)

    Would imagine that Ashby and Doane would also be investigated as well, as they handover the diaries, or quotes from them. Where does it leave Lewis.

    Yes, this is the scandal of the year. The one that will not go away.

  45. Cyclone season puts dampener on boat arrivals and gives the government a breathing space. As Tweed said…

    ‘Not a great option for Gillard but it might be a relatively graceful exit from the public eye while maintaining seat loss somewhere below catastrophic.’

    For the sake of the party they should run in Easter.

  46. It was my party until the watermelons took control….. harm minimisation is the way to save labor from becoming a political rump.

  47. el dildo, review my previous comment, then if you want to continue with your incessant, delusional ramblings, ring lifeline and tell someone who cares.

    Cheers 😀

  48. If Julia were to give Tony a chrissy present would they be slippers…. 😉 … a gift that keeps on giving…. 😀 …..

  49. Crap it was ever your party el gordo.

    Everything you’ve stated in this blog, including cuddling up to the wingnuts, is about as rabid right as you can get. The things you aver are wrong with your supposed ex-party are a considerable measure worse with the Liberals you now so embrace and praise.

    My guess is you mostly say the things you do and take a side to invoke a response to you. In other words you are a troll in every sense of the term, and a woeful one at that.

  50. How wrong can a public relations man be, not getting good advice Ashby

    “A spokesman for Mr Ashby said Mr Perrett’s claims were based on a false assumption.

    “The Perrett letter is based on the assumption that James Ashby’s claims of sexual harassment have been ‘fabricated’. This is wrong. Mr Ashby has put forward extensive evidence to support his claim,” the spokesman said.”

    wrong…….., MP Perret has written to AFP with evidence provided by Mr Ashby to court the famous or should that be infamous texts. The police need only look at the Rares judgement.

    ‘In his letter, Mr Perrett also refers to Mr Slipper’s former political staffers Mr Ashby and Karen Doane. He asks the police to investigate whether Mr Brough “procured Mr Ashby and Ms Doane to provide unauthorised access to Mr Slipper’s official diary”.

    “This conduct could constitute causing unauthorised access to restricted data contrary to section 478.1 of the Criminal Code and unauthorised disclosure of information by commonwealth officers contrary to s70 of the Crimes Act,” Mr Perrett writes.”
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/brough-faces-police-investigation-over-diaries-conspiracy/story-e6frg6n6-1226542444519

  51. The Phantom Menace Of Upward Pressures On Interest Rates Award: Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey
    Tony Abbott in April this year:
    “Everyone needs to understand that when the Government is out there borrowing $100 million every single day, there is going to be upwards pressure on interest rates.”
    Since then the cash rate has gone down four times. The average mortgage rate has fallen from 7.40 per cent to 6.45 per cent. The last time rates have been that low aside from during the emergency period of the GFC was May 2002.
    Joe Hockey on December 5:
    “The bottom line is, when you have an 800 pound gorilla in the form of the Commonwealth Government with a AAA guarantee, borrowing in competition with the banks, it, inevitably, in one form or another it increases the cost of funding for the banks.”
    The RBA the previous day on December 4:
    “Capital markets remain open to corporations and well-rated banks, and Australian banks have had no difficulty accessing funding, including on an unsecured basis. Borrowing conditions for large corporations are similarly attractive.”
    Similarly the RBA’s November Monetary Policy Statement noted the reason for increased cost of funding for the banks was largely due to “the increased cost of deposits” because “banks, investors and regulators globally” since the GFC now favour “more stable funding sources”. Deposits now account for 54 per cent of total bank funding (up from around 39 per cent in 2007), and that stability in funding has a price. Moreover the RBA noted that bank bond yields were at “historically low levels.”
    But hey, who needs facts when you’re spouting the party line at a doorsto….

    http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4436028.html

    What Labor needs to be condemn for is not demolishing the furthy that all that counts is surplus. Economies are about much more.

    Not being able to stifle that we must have surpluses, Not doing this has taken the focus away from what has been achieved and how well out economy has travelled.

    For a government that has taken many risks in spite of the politics, it hard to undersatand why they have fone down this path.

    By the way, it is impossible to call it a broken promise. Labor has made every effort to achieve the surplus. What has occurred, in spite of all the cuts made, they have been unable to achieve their aims.

    Nothing much has changed, The strict budget controls are still in place, They nearly reached their target. There has been improvements, and the economy is still on the way to surplus. Just a little later.

    All that has changed, is that they will not be tightening further. This because, any further cutting will lead to the economy going into freefall and higher unemployment.

    Yes, one can say they failed. One cannot say they broke a promise.

    The decision made this week, is the right one. Aiming for a surplus by this time, was probably a bridge too far, and was made for politcal reasons, which is not good.

  52. Sue, yes indeed, WTF has the text messages got to do with stealing private information from Slippers diary?

    Lovo, when I was young, the slipper was something that our sports teacher used to smack the arse of naughty students, so your idea has a double meaning, both valid!

    Cheers 😆 😆

  53. Treeman. I think McTernan has a smorgasbord of Shit Sandwiches to choose from. Shit on Rye, shit sub, shit multigrain….
    He would be thinking ….. I should have asked for more money to do this Job. No one explained to me about Gillard, Swan, Craig, Slipper……… And what were they thinking with this rooted Carbon Tax…….and FFS a contentious Mining Tax that doesn’t collect any tax…. What were they thinking????.
    McTernan may go to the earliest poll possible so he can move onto his next contract. Going to bat for the Taliban or the Muslim Brotherhood as the alternate government in London would be a cake walk compared to 2012 spent with Gillard and Swan.

  54. This comment says it well.

    Magpie :
    21 Dec 2012 10:37:55am
    When I cut my spending at home, that doesn’t reduce my pay at work.

    When governments cut spending in the economy, it DOES cut their own income, as the economy slows, unemployment goes up, and tax receipts fall. Cuts lead to reduced income leads to cuts lead to reduced income leads to…

    This may come as a huge shock to some people, but actually a government budget is not the same as a household budget. What scares me is that so many voters don’t have a clue.

    http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4436028.html

  55. …………..The affair also includes claims Mr Brough may have breached laws prohibiting the harming of a public official, an offence that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years jail.

    The Gillard Government has taken the extraordinary step of green-lighting Queensland Labor MP Graham Perrett to refer Mr Brough, James Ashby, the man who accused then-Speaker Peter Slipper of sexually harassing him, and a host of Liberal frontbenchers for police investigation.

    Liberal political figures accused of potential breaches include deputy leader Julie Bishop, South Australian MP Christopher Pyne and Queensland Minister Mark McArdle.

    “This conspiracy involved using a fabricated sexual harassment claim to politically damage and publicly humiliate Mr Slipper,” Mr Perrett writes to AFP Commissioner Tony Negus.

    “The conspiracy was designed to inflict such significant reputational, psychological and emotional harm to Mr Slipper so as to cause him to resign both as the Speaker, and the member for Fisher, thus helping to topple the current Government and install Tony Abbott MP as the new Prime Minister of a Coalition government.”

    In his letter, Mr Perrett also refers to Mr Slipper’s former political staffers Mr Ashby and Karen Doane. He asks the police to investigate whether Mr Brough “procured Mr Ashby and Ms Doane to provide unauthorised access to Mr Slipper’s official diary”.

    “This conduct could constitute causing unauthorised access to restricted data contrary to section 478.1 of the Criminal Code and unauthorised disclosure of information by commonwealth officers contrary to s70 of the Crimes Act,” Mr Perrett writes………..

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/brough-faces-police-investigation-over-diaries-conspiracy/story-e6frg6n6-1226542444519

  56. CU..what the voters are angry about is that Gillard and Swan went for a political surplus as a sort of Costello “Me Too” reason. The budget is an economic management tool that is supposed to balance growth, inflation and interest rates (as well as social responsibilities) Swan and Gillard have been all over the place like a mad woman’s shit. We now have debt, flat line growth, likely rising unemployment and retail and manufacturing fallen in a hole. We also have a mining boom past its peak. This is all in an election year. Surely Gillard and Swan did not plan for it to be this way.. Like I said all over the place like a mad woman’s shit. Bad management, no planning, dumb delivery…

  57. Tweed are you sure the voters are angry. Have not heard much evidence to back up what you are saying.

    Yes a lot of noise from Hockey and Abbott and some of the media.

    Not getting much from anywhere else. In fact all I have seen it was about time Labor gave up the fallacy and the correct thing is being done.

    Where is the evidence of a public outcry.

    Tweed, I believe you and your ilk might be in for a little shock in the near future. The public is not that stupid.

    Then I can always be wrong, but I am aware, you cannot be..

  58. CU. The polls are showing a landslide loss for Labor and this has been evident pretty much since Gillard broke her Carbon Tax Promise.
    This equates to the voters being angry.
    Other Gillard and Swan Debacles (we should include Ludwig, Garrett, Gillard’s Bum Boys the Independents debacles etc etc) have added to the voter anger.
    I exclude the rusted ons such as yourself and Cafewhisperers from the angry voters.
    You guys don’t change governments you just observe and howl from the sidelines.

  59. “And you are?”

    el gordo, what are we?

    Tweed, the polls are not saying what you allege. Sorry.

    The PM’s popularity has gone up now for a fair while.

    Most of what you have written, is just not facts. In fact they are nothing but lies.

    Most are waking up to this now,.

    The PM has not lied, and no matter how many times you say so, will not make it a truth.

    It is Abbott that has trouble with the polls, serious trouble.

  60. ‘….a landslide loss for Labor and this has been evident pretty much since Gillard broke her Carbon Tax Promise.’

    Hear hear…..

  61. el gordo, what proof do you have, If you despised us so much why do you keep coming?

    Are you a masochist or sadist?

  62. What party, the nationals.

    I have worked with the mentally ill, and that is the last time I heard such talk. Very commom among those suffering from mental illness.

    Reminds one of Hitler, now that I come to think of it. Ridding the worls of all inferior lesser humans.

    el gordo, I do hope I am wrong.

  63. CU. Google Essential latest polls. Essential is the polling organisation run by the unions. Crikey is a left poll commentator
    http://blogs.crikey.com.au/pollbludger/2012/12/10/newspoll-54-46-to-coalition-11/
    They say.

    Essential Research also has the Coalition leading 54-46, which is up a point on last week, from primary votes of 36% for Labor (down one), 48% for the Coalition (up one), 8% for the Greens (down one). The monthly personal approval ratings show a sharp fall for Julia Gillard, down four on approval to 37% and up four on disapproval to 53%, with Tony Abbott respectively steady on 33% and down two to 56%.

  64. OFF his Treeman
    December 23, 2012 @ 8:27 am
    Tweed
    Love your work!
    “So McTernan will be pondering the endless weightings of the Gillard legacies. Front and center now is Gillards biggest policy failure (which just won’t go away) which is Swan, Deficit and Debt.”

    Off your treeman, have you actually looked at the economy? 😯 Fair dinkum, our a factless troll who’s IQ is as low as our Debt to GDP ratio.

    OFF his Treeman
    December 23, 2012 @ 8:30 am
    Could that be the call of the deluded drongo?

    No troll, that is you self-apparent idiocy echoing in the empty space between your ears….

    el gordo
    December 23, 2012 @ 8:32 am
    ‘Go to the voters in March and get thumped. Or go after March get double thumped. Double thumped is a horrifying generational result for Labor. Such a result would be far more devastating that the Whitlam rout.’
    This appears to be reality.

    Your climate science denial is spreading to political denial. Labor will be returned and TAWNBPM no risk.

    el gordo
    December 23, 2012 @ 9:22 am
    It was my party until the watermelons took control….. harm minimisation is the way to save labor from becoming a political rump.

    Faulkner and Tanner have the right idea. Spoke to John Faulkner at length and I am in his camp and on board. The latest ICAC is a gift for true believers, lots of rot but the foundations are sound. O’Farrell and Newman are proving to be a glaring, irradiated reality beacon of Fiberal bullshit and incompetence. Certainly a glimpse into the abyss.

    LOVO
    December 23, 2012 @ 9:35 am If Julia were to give Tony a chrissy present would they be slippers…. … a gift that keeps on giving…. …..

    Mate Priceless, gonna wear that one out!!!!!!

    el gordo
    December 23, 2012 @ 11:09 am
    ‘what are we?’
    Despised watermelons…

    Don’t choke on the seeds, 🙄 the rind is getting thicker and I don’t like this hybrid with lemons, you sometimes have to lick your ass to get the taste out of your mouth

  65. Who put the idea into Slippers head to go after the Speaker’s job. Why?

    To set up the PM I would say.

    Oh, let this get to court. Too many questions that need answering.

    ….October 2011

    Enter James Ashby

    Ashby and Slipper meet for coffee at Gowinta Farms at 2pm on 5 October 2011; later, in the evening, Ashby goes to the Slipper’s house for dinner.Also in attendance were allegedly Julie Bishop and her Chief of Staff Murray Hansen. Ashby undertakes to help Slipper with his political stoush against Mal Brough and, on 10 October 2011, we can see the following texts between Ashby and Slipper:
    Message #10056 (Ashby to Slipper):
    That Mal video is up. It just muddies the water and I’m pleased you’re learning to play the game on a social media front. I thought you’d given up the fight but it’s good to see u still have some prick left in u hahahaha

    The best of Mal Brough??
    sunshinecoastfanboya day ago
    Message # 10064 (Ashby to Slipper):
    Yeah it’s under username “PoliticalRace”. We’ll just put a number of news stories on it so it’s not seen to be an anti-Mal page…………..

    …………….Message # 10064 (Ashby to Slipper):
    Yeah it’s under username “PoliticalRace”. We’ll just put a number of news stories on it so it’s not seen to be an anti-Mal page.
    Message #10074 (Slipper to Ashby):
    Brough is a c**t!
    Message #10075 (Ashby to Slipper):
    U make me laugh.
    Message #10081 (Ashby to Slipper):
    So tell me, do u want to run again or do u want to step up to speaker of the house and not bother with pre selection. I wanna know how much fight u have in u and whether I put my tactical brain into action to see u give Mal a carving up.
    Message #10085 (Slipper to Ashby):
    Range of options open. But destroying Brough should happen anyway. Where did you get the idea I could become Speaker?
    Message #10086 (Ashby to Slipper):
    A tactical thought that would allow u to remain in parliament without having to have a seat. Means that u don’t have to battle shit fight with Mal. SCD would still have a front page story for a week, but it would be a finger in the air to them, brough and anyone else who might want to c u go. Just a thought…

    http://storify.com/geeksrulz/specific-ashbyquestions-for-msm-and-an-ashbyinquir

  66. November 2011

    November 21
    Karen L Doane is appointed as Slipper’s new press adviser.
    November 24 2011
    Peter Slipper resigns from LNP after 18 years and becomes an Independent MP. He is nominated unopposed and installed as Speaker.
    Message # 12063 (Ashby to Simon Ward):
    Apparently last night in the LNP meeting they planned to expell Somalay and not Slipper. This has come from a creditable source

    http://storify.com/geeksrulz/specific-ashbyquestions-for-msm-and-an-ashbyinquir

  67. Just saw Abbott on ABC 24, saying that the ALP should just let it go, and the only questions to answer are if tax payer funds were used to compile the letter to the AFP, and were tax payer funded solicitors used to give legal advice on compiling the letter.

    He certainly looks worried.

    He’s the epitome of Knobboiness…… Nyaaaaahahahahahahaha 😆 😆 😆

    Cheers 🙂

  68. CU. it should be let go because he is crapping himself, and because he said it, it must be so.

    And if they don’t let it go. it will be another spanner in his works, undoing his nuts slowly!

    His nuts = Bishop, Pyne, Brough, Ashby, Doane etc + his nuts.

    I’m already salivating over the subject matter for future poems. “lol: 😆 😆

    Cheers 🙂 😀 😆

  69. Dear Florence,

    As you may have seen, I have just announced it is unlikely the budget will be in surplus for 2012-13.

    This is due to new numbers which show that income from tax revenues are way down, not because of government spending.

    It would be irresponsible to make further cuts in 2012-13 to fill a hole in tax revenue if this would lead to higher unemployment or jeopardise our economic growth.

    This decision reaffirms Labor’s commitment to jobs and growth, in contrast to the Coalition’s mantra of cruel cuts to services and disregard for Australian jobs.

    Labor has a very good record of managing the budget responsibly and in a balanced way, making savings while supporting growth and jobs.

    That is why the Reserve Bank has been able to make repeated cuts to interest rates.

    Despite the global financial crisis, our economy is one of the most resilient in the world.

    Some of Australia’s leading economists back this announcement. AMP Capital’s chief economist says we’ve “done the right thing”, while Saul Eslake says this is a responsible decision.

    There will be a lot of misinformation spread by our opponents over the summer, and we’re going to need your help to correct that.

    Let’s work together to make sure hard working Australians understand that looking after their job is Labor’s priority.

    Wayne

  70. Economist Saul Eslake says abandoning surplus ‘sensible’
    Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:58pm AEDT

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch economist Saul Eslake says the Federal Government is ‘sensible’ in abandoning its surplus target for the current financial year.He says there is a chance it may lower the Australian dollar, but is unlikely to have much impact on interest rates, or provide a significant boost to the economy.

    Michael Janda

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-20/economist-saul-eslake-says-abandoning-surplus/4438718

    http://campaigniq.communityengine.com/ch/26848/2dmktqt/1806574/81c01j59d.html

  71. I am curious, when in the last two and half years, has the PM or the government ever looked like falling.

    Not once. Abbott has lost every round.

    Too late now for him to have results. Also too late for him to change.

    He is struck in the rut, he has created for himself. We see our visitors still pouring out the same rubbish, going nowhere.

  72. Texts between Slipper and Ashby reveal it was Ashby who suggested to Slipper that he run for Speaker’s job as a way of avoiding a clash with Brough!

    Message #10081 (Ashby to Slipper):

    So tell me, do u want to run again or do u want to step up to speaker of the house and not bother with pre selection. I wanna know how much fight u have in u and whether I put my tactical brain into action to see u give Mal a carving up.

    Message #10085 (Slipper to Ashby):

    Range of options open. But destroying Brough should happen anyway. Where did you get the idea I could become Speaker?

    Message #10086 (Ashby to Slipper):

    A tactical thought that would allow u to remain in parliament without having to have a seat. Means that u don’t have to battle shit fight with Mal. SCD would still have a front page story for a week, but it would be a finger in the air to them, brough and anyone else who might want to c u go. Just a thought…

    http://storify.com/geeksrulz/specific-ashbyquestions-for-msm-and-an-ashbyinquir

  73. Silkworm, I have been saying it for weeks. No one seems to care. We have here what is a crime, releasing the diary of a Speaker must rate highly on the list on no no.. Cannot believe Abbott’s effort today.

    He does not seem to comprehend that is is much more that talking about a conspiracy. The evidence is there in black and white. Justice Rares felt he could not ignore it.

    It’s not about the allegations, rumours and innuendo that occurred 20 years ago in the case of the PM, or over 7 years with Thomson.

    It is something that is occurring now, and identified in court papers from their own emails.

    Is Mr. Abbott says that the emails are falsified.

    So it is OK for Liberal to demand police investigations, even going to State Ministers, when the police were not interested. They have investigations going in three states and in the federal sphere. But it is not OK for Labor to do the same.

    Albanese is correct. One knows in their guts, that he is nuts.

  74. The thing that I found really amusing, was Abbott stating that the only question was whether tax payer funds were used to produce the letter.

    This from the party that have wasted how much time and money calling for SSO’s on almost every sitting day for how long?

    This from the party that have not asked one portfolio question in QT for how long?

    This from the party that has spent so much time, money and effort to support Kathy Jackson, trying to destroy the careers of Slipper, Thomson and Julia Gillard as well as trying to bring down a duly elected government for their own politcal gain.

    And yet they are worried about the cost of producing one letter…. nice one Tones.

    Cheers 😆 😆 😆

  75. I doubt if Ashby thought up the idea of Slipper as Speaker by himself. It was probably suggested to Ashby by Hockey or Bishop or Brough, as a prelude to undermining Slipper.

  76. Silkworm, Slipper was already deputy speaker so if the position became available he was the natural choice, the fact that Abbott praised him when he took up the deputy spot shows the hypocrisy of his recent comments that Slipper was unfit for the office.

    Having said that I think you are right, although I wouldn’t be surprised if the original idea came from Abbott himself, then handed down to Pyne or one of his ilk to pass on to Ashby.

    What a grubby lot they are 👿 👿

    Cheers

  77. Silkworm, I got the same impression, and I think the judge did too.

    Let’s hope the AFP can find out who, why, where and when, and if they can’t, then a full inquiry is needed.

    Interesting times! 😉

    Cheers 🙂

  78. Message 310, Ashby to Doane:

    I don’t want u stressing. I have so much support and u do as well. We’ve been chosen to take this journey for some bizarre reason. I’ve always said things happen for a reason and we are the two strongest peple….

    Ashby actually thinks he and Doane were chosen by God to put the LNP back into government.

  79. The rodents are running scared with the likelihood the Federal Police will be looking into their activities. I hope every last skeleton will be exhumed from the Ashbygate closet and aired publicly through the coming election year.

  80. ‘I have worked with the mentally ill, and that is the last time I heard such talk. Very common among those suffering from mental illness.’

    Could you be more specific?

  81. ‘…why do you keep coming?’

    My mission statement is quite clear…. purge the party of watermelons.

  82. ‘I have worked with the mentally ill, and that is the last time I heard such talk. Very common among those suffering from mental illness.’

    How long did you work with them? A long time me thinks.

  83. Dear Santa
    ABC24 interviews law expert on ‘DJ stunt possible criminal charges”

    When will ABC24 likewise interview law expert on criminal charges arising from Mal Brough/ James Ashby/ Karen Doane copying Peter Slipper diary and sending to Steve Lewis?

    Santa I send this letter to you as sending to the ABC is like thinking the tooth fairy is real.

  84. PJ, long enough to know that people who believe they are on a mission to save others, often have big problems.

    Is not that why we have visitors to this site, to save us all from out own beliefs. Is not the aim be to change us.

    Do not hear normal people talk in that manner.

    Yes, Sue, we are now getting legal opinions. As I said back when Justice Rares bought down his decision, where were they then.

    All that is happening is a Labor MP has written a letter pointing out that a crime could have been committed and can they check it out.

    Not like Brandis, who always insists one was committed.

    One good point is that we now have in the public arena, an outline of what Justice Rares is saying. It has forced the MSM to publish the facts.

    I personally believe crimes have been committed, and the government or the parliament will have to deal with them, regardless of a political backlash that will come.

    I would back this government’s legal advice over Brandis and that from the right any time. Up to now, the AG seems to be in the winner’s seat. All her advice has been proven factual.

    After all, it is just a letter requesting advice as whether there has been a crime or not.

    It is not OK for Me. Abbott to stands there and say, Labor have to get over it, and accept there is no conspiracy, without giving any reason why we should.

    This letter is not about conspiracy, but about laws that could have been broken. Surely one cannot print the contents of a speaker without consequences.

  85. Stafford Hall, firstly I do not recall seeing you comment before so if you are new to CW, welcome.

    I hope I am not being too presumptuous in assuming that your comment is in regards to this post that Migs kindly put up for me.
    And if that is the case i would like to say thank you for your very kind comments, and it is good to have your feedback. 😀

    In case I have been too presumptuous, sorry 😳 but it’s still great to have your feedback, and you are always welcome here at CW.

    Cheers 😀 😀

  86. Stafford Hall, then welcome indeed, and when migs is back on deck we should get him to open the cellar for some extra Christmas cheer with the coffee! 😀

    In the meant time, thanks again for your support and have a wonderful and safe Christmas and new year. 🙂 😀 😆

    Christmas Cheers 😀

  87. My wish,

    To Migs and Min and all those here
    Who post and write throughout the year
    To make CW a place most dear
    In political blogs, almost without peer
    An on-line family, that is clear
    A most safe and happy Christmas cheer

    To all, be safe and well and happy and return
    To re-join the fight in 2013.

    Cheers

  88. Truth Seeker

    beautiful words. thank you for giving me so many laughs.cheers and good wishes to you and your loved ones..

    Thank you CWers for the good company and the great posts throughout the year.
    See you again after xmas

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