Breaking news: Rudd on way to see GG

Sky News is reporting that Kevin Rudd is on his way to see the GG.

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492 Responses to Breaking news: Rudd on way to see GG

  1. JC

    New Labor ad on Channel 9. It was about being ‘positive’ about the future.

    The obvious attempt is to try and prevent the potential barrage of ads about the Liars Party. Naaa let them have it with both guns blazing.

  2. Rabz

    Woo-Hoo!

    The nightmare ends as of the evening of September 7!

  3. Jack Spratt

    Reachtel has posted the poll results

    Labor is now down 1% below the poll bounce when Rudd took back the leadership.

    Question 6:

    Which of the following parties do you trust most to effectively manage the economy?
    Labor 39.3%
    LNP 60.7%

  4. Fisky

    Mk50, there is no doubt about it – he is LaRouchite.

  5. Infidel Tiger

    New Labor ad on Channel 9. It was about being ‘positive’ about the future.

    There’s a lot to be positive. The ALP are about to be thrown out like last months Chinese takeaway.

    On September 7th I am going to walk to the polling booth swigging Grange and sporting an erection.

  6. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Then, Fisky, the new name I granted him is utterly perfect.

  7. val majkus

    thanks for the link Stackja
    Look forward to your report Armadillo
    the first Rudd ad on Ch 7 – wouldn’t sway my vote
    be interesting to know how much ads do work on voters

  8. JC

    he is LaRouchite.

    Of course he is. I’m not overdoing this, but if you recall last time he was here under the LaRouche nameplate he babbled on endlessly about Bolt. It was actually a little disturbing. Now he seems obssessed by da Murdoch and Gina.

    I really do hope he doesn’t have access to firearms because he really sounds mentally disturbed and totally obssessed.

  9. To go like this and miss out on the G20 means there is something really big that is frightening them..correction…multiple really big things that are frightening them.

    I think you’ve got it there lem. But it’s got me buggered what it could be…
    Probably a video of the Labor front bench shagging a goat.

  10. SteveC

    Reachtel, eh? Sounds like Rasmussen all over again.

  11. Lucie

    Motelier, I think I overheard “Thank f…! An election date at last!” , closely followed by “Why the f… Would you vote for that Ruddy lot again!”

  12. Jack Spratt

    Where’s monty?

  13. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    IT, you nearly owed me a damned keyboard and screen!

    On September 7th I am going to walk to the polling booth swigging Grange and sporting an erection.

    However, in view of the guffaws you generated, all is forgiven.

  14. Motelier

    We are holding a “Blue Tie*” party on the night of the 7th of September 2013.

    All attendees must have a blue tie on.

    The blue tie has a double significance. One King Kevni 2.0 always wears a blue tie, and he did manage to get rid of the TLS

    *Attendance can be online.

    I will need help with the wine list and the menu for the night.

    One entrée

    One Main

    One Dessert

    OH THE JOY

    And blue ribbon economic managers will be in charg

  15. Biota

    On September 7th I am going to walk to the polling booth swigging Grange and sporting an erection.

    You going to an electoral booth or an outing with Mr S (Craig) Thompson?

  16. Steve of Glasshouse

    IT..pull up in the Phaeton. One must uphold a modicum of class when imbibing Grange and sporting an erection what!

  17. Motelier

    Lucie

    That might get you an invite.

  18. candy

    Tony Abbott is great the way he is, even the “uhs” and so on, it’s just him thinking carefully about what he’s going to say. It’s just him and that’s okay.

    A little botox on the face is all that’s needed, to smooth out that outdoorsy skin.

  19. Lucie

    Given the recent revelation that IT is Philippa’s mother, is there something else she isn’t telling us??

  20. Rabz

    All Cats are invited again, to a very big pardee at the Rabbi’s on the evening of September 7.

    Much Moet will be a flowin’…

  21. Gab

    All attendees must have a blue tie on.

    Just a blue tie? Nothing else? Sounds like an interesting time to be had.

  22. candy

    Philippa is IT’s mum? Wonders will never cease.

  23. JC

    Fisky

    If you recall last time the lunatic was here, he was reciting freaking Sunday morning TV ratings first thing Monday mornings and doing some sort of disturbed analysis on Bolt’s ratings. It went on for months.

    He seems like a perfect candidate for some really mentally deranged act. If he does act on his impulse I’m sure his neighbors will all describe him as a quiet person who kept to himself.

  24. Snoopy

    link 7 News – National Poll – 4th August 2013

    Greens have dropped almost 20% in 4 months. :)

  25. Motelier

    Entries so far

    Steve of Glasshouse

    Yaralumba
    Knock knock
    Who’s there.
    Its me GG; Kevni
    Ahh, fuck..

    Lucie

    Motelier, I think I overheard “Thank f…! An election date at last!” , closely followed by “Why the f… Would you vote for that Ruddy lot again!”

  26. JC

    A little botox on the face is all that’s needed, to smooth out that outdoorsy skin.

    You ever had a botox shot, Candy? I have. Three times in fact, but down in my gullet. Last time the fucker almost poisoned me. I was doubling up with pain.

  27. Motelier

    Just a blue tie? Nothing else? Sounds like an interesting time to be had.

    We do have a motel or two…so plenty of rooms.

  28. candy

    Much Moet will be a flowin’…

    A glass of $10 plonk will do me, Rabz.. :)

  29. JC

    Greens have dropped almost 20% in 4 months.

    It’s Tubbsie. People just don’t like the screwed up trash.

  30. Norma

    Sorry Jack. Didn’t refresh before posting the link.

  31. stackja

    AAP 18:27
    The Nationals reaction
    Nationals leader Warren Truss says both Mr Rudd and his predecessor Julia Gillard had ignored the regions, where few had access to broadband under the federal government’s roll-out. He says the Nationals will look to the coalition to deliver faster and cheaper broadband and other new infrastructure to improve the quality of life in the regions and ability of exporters to get their product to market.
    People want a change, they want an opportunity to vote and I’m sure they’ll welcome that the campaign end is at last in sight.

  32. Rabz

    candy – you’ll be plied with Moet if you make it to ZP that night.

  33. candy

    “You ever had a botox shot, Candy? I have. Three times in fact, but down in my gullet. Last time the fucker almost poisoned me. I was doubling up with pain.”

    Sounds painful in that area, JC. I’ve never had it,
    but Tony Abbott is the outdoors man, works outside in his volunteer work. His skin just needs that little bit of attention. He’s like you say more softer and respectful in his demeanour, a little softening of the complexion won’t hurt too.

  34. Fisky

    I remember LaDouche well, JC. As soon as Hockeynomics came on here it was obvious who it was.

  35. Gab

    So, what are the chances Rudd changes his mind about the election date?

  36. stackja

    AAP 18:34
    First poll shows Rudd is the underdog
    Mr Rudd is going into the federal election less popular than he was just over two weeks ago. The ReachTEL poll was conducted on Sunday for Seven Network and surveyed almost 3000 people across Australia. It found 49.1 per cent thought Mr Rudd would make the better prime minister against an improved 50.9 per cent rating for Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. Mr Rudd’s approval was down 3.3 percentage points from July 18, when he polled at 52.4 per cent. Mr Abbott’s was up 3.3 percentage points.

  37. Megan

    That’s what happen when you spend the day eating, drinking and watching a 6 metre gorilla terrorising an all singing, all dancing New York…you come home to good news.

    Go households, go Tony.

  38. stackja

    So, what are the chances Rudd changes his mind about the election date?

    Has GG dissolved House?

  39. Andrew

    Galaxy Poll out this evening in the seat of Melbourne has Greens 66 Labor 34 on a 2pp basis. God, Melbourne is fucked up socialist hole.

  40. Motelier

    That’s what happen when you spend the day eating, drinking and watching a 6 metre gorilla terrorising an all singing, all dancing New York…you come home to good news.

    sounds like a good afternoon all round

  41. Armadillo

    Every time the alp says ’3 word slogan’, do they have the insight to realise that that is a three word slogan?

    Can’t wait to see the transcript on that one. When I was watching the interview I’m pretty damn sure Rimmer actually said two three word slogans straight afterwards. Something like: Three word slogans have never been a substitute for good policy – “never have been” – never will be”.

  42. Gab

    the ALP’s new election slogan: Three word slogan.

  43. stackja

    ‘At last the choice is yours, it’s not the choice of the caucus, it’s not the choice of the faceless men, it’s your choice,’ Mr Abbott told reporters in Canberra on Sunday.

    The Division of Melbourne is located in the inner city suburbs of Melbourne. It covers an area of approximately 46 sq km from the Yarra River in the east to the Maribyrnong River in the west and from Ascot Vale/Princes Hill in the north to the Yarra River in the south. The division includes the central business district of the City of Melbourne and the suburbs of Abbotsford, Ascot Vale, Carlton, Carlton North, Collingwood, East Melbourne, Fitzroy, Flemington, Kensington, North Melbourne, Parkville, Richmond and West Melbourne. Fitzroy North is shared with the Division of Wills and Docklands is shared with the Division of Melbourne Ports.

  44. Snoopy

    Yes, Armadillo, I noticed that too.

  45. one old bruce

    Instead of calling Rudd the ‘underdog’, can we instead refer to him as The Undead, please.

    The Return of Count Yorga. etc

  46. Lucie

    Kevin Rudd wouldn’t know good policy if it sank his leaky boat/electrocuted him/blew a cavern in his budget.

  47. calli

    IT if you are going to the booth in a Phaeton and sporting your other er….accoutrements…make sure you are wearing a monocle.

  48. Cold-Hands

    What does ‘Kokoda Kev’ Kardashian want lousy $5.00 donations for his election campaign for?

    It’s the Obambi strategy- the personal information on the donation form allows their data-miners to tailor specific messages to address your demographic and likely concerns.

  49. Lucie

    He speaks of millionaires supporting the Coalition…when he’s married to a multi-millionaire!!!

  50. Motelier

    On the 7th of Sept 2013 will go to the preferred polling booth and gladly pick up any LNP pamphlet’s and how to vote cards. Maybe a few in fact.

    Then I will walk to the ALP handlers and give them so that they can vote correctly.

  51. Motelier

    We all have to do our little bit on voting day

  52. calli

    the ALP’s new election slogan: Three word slogan.

    sheesh, Gab! Up thread at 5.30 ! :)

  53. Snoopy

    We all have to do our little bit on voting day

    Yep, to ALP booth workers say, “No thanks. Gotta zip”.

  54. Cold-Hands

    Philippa is IT’s mum? Wonders will never cease.

    According to Phillippa (one “L”, three “P”s) on Thursday, she is Infidel Tiger’s daughter.

  55. Motelier

    current post for the best statement today.

    Entries so far

    Steve of Glasshouse

    Yaralumba
    Knock knock
    Who’s there.
    Its me GG; Kevni
    Ahh, fuck..

    Lucie

    Motelier, I think I overheard “Thank f…! An election date at last!” , closely followed by “Why the f… Would you vote for that Ruddy lot again!”

  56. steve of glasshouse

    How many other big hitters will be running ad campaigns over the next 5 weeks?
    Unions are a given, but the aggrieved car leasing industry must have been keeping their powder
    dry for the election proper. Mining industry I hope. Anyone else?

  57. Motelier

    How many other big hitters will be running ad campaigns over the next 5 weeks?

    Banks….oh hang on a bit. It is our money not the banks.

  58. Armadillo

    to ALP booth workers say

    : I’ve been fucked enough thanks.

  59. Fisky

    Labor’s “donate” button gives them your email, address and phone number. I think the next step is to use your email to look you up on Facebook, send a friend request, and then get access to your friends list.

  60. hzhousewife

    what a fantastic reason not to be on farcebook !

  61. JC

    Galaxy Poll out this evening in the seat of Melbourne has Greens 66 Labor 34 on a 2pp basis. God, Melbourne is fucked up socialist hole.

    Isn’t it just. What a disgusting group of people.

  62. Motelier

    Credit to

    Armadillo

    #947602, posted on August 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    to ALP booth workers say

    : I’ve been fucked enough thanks

    Outrageous use of two comments to come up with a winner.

  63. steve of glasshouse

    Also very happy to see the stenographers running commentary about the Ruddashians
    Or Kruddashians. Was that a cat original term?

  64. Armadillo

    Outrageous question – where’s my prize money?

  65. stackja

    Instead of calling Rudd the ‘underdog’, can we instead refer to him as The Undead, please.
    The Return of Count Yorga. etc
    Or Bela Lugosi

  66. Lucie

    I’ve done a Rudd, Armadillo, and spent it already. But still vote for me – I’ve got a great plan, trust me.

  67. Rabz

    What a disgusting group of people.

    That’s what happens when you live in a pristine wilderness – you vote greenfilth.

    Oh wait – they don’t…

  68. Motelier

    Outrageous question – where’s my prize money?

    Cat Credits?

  69. Rabz

    they don’t…

    Live in a pristine wilderness, peoples!

  70. Huckleberry Chunkwot Minion & Executioner VRWC. BDS.

    My niece just wandered in and asked why she had cotton balls in her cheeks

    No, not cotton balls.
    It is a cud.
    The psycho cow has a cud.

  71. Mike of Marion

    I suppose the AEC will be charged to ensure all the boat people are registered voters for the ALP!

  72. Motelier

    I suppose the AEC will be charged to ensure all the boat people are registered voters for the ALP!

    and they are used to using dye so they can only vote once

  73. Gab

    Oh well, looks like Rudd has the youth vote all stitched up.

  74. Armadillo

    Cat Credits?

    How many?

  75. Armadillo

    Oh well, looks like Rudd has the youth vote all stitched up

    Is that photo taken in Bennelong Gab?

  76. Mike of Marion

    I hope LIB HQ has some handy people who can really use social media properly.

    The others need to make sure that they have

  77. val majkus

    Is that photo taken in Bennelong Gab?
    I think that’s Abbott in Chinatown today

  78. Tom

    Galaxy Poll out this evening in the seat of Melbourne has Greens 66 Labor 34 on a 2pp basis. God, Melbourne is fucked up socialist hole.

    What do you expect when the stupid fucking Liberals refuse to run a candidate? You can’t get rid of the Greenfilth (and minimise the chances of a hung parliament) unless you think strategically, run a candidate and do a preferences deal with the Liars Party. Fucking brain-dead clowns.

  79. Andrew

    Oh well, looks like Rudd has the youth vote all stitched up.

    It was China Town in Melbourne.

  80. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “Stable big government conservatism is going to be quite boring after this stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure.”

    That first part is the inane thinking which brought us to where we are right now … “Oh he was sooo totally fully awesome on Rove. I’ll vote for him! I fully must sooo tweet that totally now! That Ron Howard is old and fully awful.”

    If the kiddies need un-boring then there is Big Brother and X factor to stimulate and excite their vacuous needs. Government is, or should be, too busy protecting their useless lives to be entertaining at the same time.

    I see it here in some of the comments about Tony Abbott performing poorly this evening – it matters little that he is a genuine and sincere and saying something of substance. The more important measure is how he compares to a weak chinned spiv, much like Obamaccles II, who convincingly soothes the vast acres of mind dead voters with contrived charisma.

    This really gives me the ships.

  81. Andrew

    What do you expect when the stupid fucking Liberals refuse to run a candidate?

    They are running a candidate. It is Sean Armistead and he has been campaigning very hard. I have met him and he is a great guy who has business experience.

  82. Gab

    ha ha! made youse all look.

  83. jumpnmcar

    Are there any conservative AFL legends in Melbourne ?
    One ?

  84. steve of glasshouse

    Best way to screw up the seat of Melbourne vote is to mention that the
    area is due for an ATO crackdown on the cash economy on Sep 7th.
    Place will be a ghost town

  85. val majkus

    some of the comments about Tony Abbott performing poorly this evening

    I don’t think Abbott performed poorly this evening
    I don’t want a slick talker and I don’t want a botoxed Tony either
    I do want someone I can trust to not say one thing before the election and do another after
    I do want someone who can deliver well thought through policy
    I do want someone I can trust to manage the budget
    I do want someone with a good track record

  86. Infidel Tiger

    Latest odds:

    LNP $1.27
    ALP $3.60

    Rudd is going to be beaten harder than an Indian woman’s laundry.

  87. Tom

    Apologies, Andrew. I skipped through the candidates at the Libs’ website and missed him. If he can jag 20% of the vote and do a swap with the Liars, they can get rid of the Greenfilth. Have the Liars and Libs announced preferences?

  88. Andrew

    I don’t think Abbott performed poorly this evening
    I don’t want a slick talker and I don’t want a botoxed Tony either
    I do want someone I can trust to not say one thing before the election and do another after
    I do want someone who can deliver well thought through policy
    I do want someone I can trust to manage the budget
    I do want someone with a good track record

    I agree with all of those claims except the first one. I will be voting Liberal, but to get other peopl voting Liberal, he needs to be slick and to the point.

  89. Rabz

    Latest odds:

    LNP $1.27
    ALP $3.60

    Woo-Hoo!

  90. Motelier

    Sorry cats,
    Big night in the Restaurant and Motel last night, and a full on day sanding, scrapping, and painting hand railings around the motel today.

    Will be wide awake for Q&A (lefty forum) tomorrow night.

    Chat/Debate well and I will be back.

    Night all.

    Oh I need a name for our party on the 7/09/2013. Mrs Motelier suggested a KRUDD (she is more conservative than I am) party but for the life of me I can’t think of other than Blue Tie Rising.

    Assistance is most appreciated.

  91. JC

    Rudd is going to be beaten harder than an Indian woman’s laundry.

    Imagine the waterworks in election eve if he does. I want to see the fucker cry again as it was funny last time.

    ———-
    The electoral commission has got the ball rolling on getting ready for the election and JC is also preparing for the long night at the JC leftie election suicide watch hotline. We’ll be working devilishly hard trying to talk them into it.

  92. Andrew

    Apologies, Andrew. I skipped through the candidates at the Libs’ website and missed him. If he can jag 20% of the vote and do a swap with the Liars, they can get rid of the Greenfilth. Have the Liars and Libs announced preferences?

    I wish they could, but Bandt has it in the bag. That Glalxy poll has the Greens primary vote up 12% to 48%. He will win on those numbers easily, even if the Liberals preference Labor. We do have a preference deal in Melbourne where we will preference Labor in exchange for Labor preferencing the Liberals in Mallee, where we will be looking to take a seat off the Nationals.

  93. Infidel Tiger

    Oh I need a name for our party on the 7/09/2013

    Garbage collection day.

    Taking out the trash day.

  94. JC

    Andrew

    How reliable is that poll in Melbourne? I heard that it came from Adam beta Ant’s tent, so I’m not buying into it unless it was a reliable poll. The human trash lie.

  95. Lucie

    I agree, val. I want the opposite of a botoxed, smooth talker. Some of the best politicians have been awkward speakers. All the best used car salesmen are smooth talkers.

  96. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Winston:

    Probably a video of the Labor front bench shagging a goat.

    I have serious doubts about that WInston – there’s no-one on that front bench manly enough to shag a goat.

    The video is therefore the goat shagging them.

  97. Gab

    Rudd makes used car salesmen look like boy scouts.

  98. candy

    Botox is just the skin, girls. You know he’ll look even more handsome with it, just that bit softer on the background of his masculinity.

  99. Armadillo

    where we will preference Labor in exchange for Labor preferencing the Liberals in Mallee, where we will be looking to take a seat off the Nationals.

    Mate, have you blokes not learnt the New England lesson? That is exactly why Windsor ended up in Parliament for so long and why Australia were put in the predicament we were. Splitting the vote. FFS – keep your hands off Mallee.

  100. Lucie

    Candy, you are sounding like the Rudd of Botox promoters LOL. I’m happy with character lines.

  101. val majkus

    for me, sincerity beats slickness hands down

  102. calli

    Sorry cats,
    Big night in the Restaurant and Motel last night, and a full on day sanding, scrapping, and painting hand railings around the motel today.

    And so says a genuine wokka…

    You’re a champ, mate.

  103. val majkus

    Candy, I’m not a botox fan – don’t you have to keep doing it
    Character lines for me

  104. Steve of Glasshouse

    Kevni lurves a good media stunt, so aside from the shopping centre photo ops which are becoming a bit ho hum, what else have the ALP media unit got planned. ? A guest spot on Big Brother? Music fests are out..none in August. Brisbane Ekka walk about ” People’s Day Aug 14th ” could be a goer methinks.
    What other media ” pop out of the cake” tricks could he do?

  105. Tom

    How reliable is that poll in Melbourne? I heard that it came from Adam beta Ant’s tent, so I’m not buying into it unless it was a reliable poll.

    If it was commissioned by the Greenfilth, it was push-polled to within an inch of its life to tell the client what it wanted to hear. There is no lie too big for a minor party past its use-by date with national polls showing its vote is collapsing by between 30% and 40%. The 48% primary vote figure is bullshit, IMO.

  106. Armadillo

    where we will be looking to take a seat off the Nationals

    Knife your own – I thought that was Labor territory. Very disappointing.

  107. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Brisbane Ekka walk about ” People’s Day Aug 14th ” could be a goer methinks.

    Must.
    Not.
    Attend.
    Whateverthehell.
    Ekka.
    Is.
    Or.
    Will.
    Snot.
    Rimmer.

  108. Aaron

    Mate, have you blokes not learnt the New England lesson? That is exactly why Windsor ended up in Parliament for so long and why Australia were put in the predicament we were. Splitting the vote. FFS – keep your hands off Mallee.

    I agree, the Coalition in opposition shouldn’t be wasting funds trying to win seats already held by either one of them. The NSW branch of the Liberal Party wasted money contesting the seat of Riverina which the Nationals retained.

    Leave Mallee to the Nats and focus on picking up outer suburban seats off Labor. In the long-term it would be better to win Deakin or McEwen in Victoria rather than have a pissing contest over Mallee.

  109. Andrew

    How reliable is that poll in Melbourne? I heard that it came from Adam beta Ant’s tent, so I’m not buying into it unless it was a reliable poll. The human trash lie.

    It was done by Galaxy, so it seems reliable. I think that the Greens will win, but I’d say it exaggerates the Greens primary vote.

    Mate, have you blokes not learnt the New England lesson? That is exactly why Windsor ended up in Parliament for so long and why Australia were put in the predicament we were. Splitting the vote. FFS – keep your hands off Mallee.

    That won’t happen in Mallee, the electorate is strongly in the Coalition’s hold and I think that it is a different sort of demographic to New England. Under a Coalition agreement, we can not challenge the winning party of a seat after a new sitting member has won that seat.

  110. Andrew

    Knife your own – I thought that was Labor territory. Very disappointing.

    Agreed, but it seems personal tbh. Lib HQ really want to win that.

  111. Tintarella di Luna

    ‘positive’ about the future.

    They’ll use that phrase ad nauseum into the puketure

    I am now very happy at least now some might look up from the iPhones and realise it isn’t an episode of X-factor

  112. candy

    Candy, you are sounding like the Rudd of Botox promoters LOL. I’m happy with character lines.

    Okay, okay, I’ll go easy :) … but what does Gab think if she’s around?

  113. Infidel Tiger

    How reliable is that poll in Melbourne? I heard that it came from Adam beta Ant’s tent, so I’m not buying into it unless it was a reliable poll. The human trash lie.

    All the polling and betting markets I’ve seen indicate Bandt will be flogged harder than Bob Brown on a bender at the Hellfire Club.

  114. Steve of Glasshouse

    Mk50..He will of course only go to show alley. Main arena or Cattleman’s Bar would be out of his personal green zone..

  115. Megan

    If these bloody Green voters tightly clustered in the seat of Melbourne are so committed to maintaining the sanctity of the pristine environment, why do they live in cheek by jowl in the least pristine environment for thousands of kilometres? A bloody big city? Makes no sense to me, if they have the courage of their convictions then surely they should be living off the grid in the wilderness, using an entrenching tool to bury their crap and raising goats?

  116. Armadillo

    Aaron, I must admit I was very disappointed by Andrews comment (no offence Andrew, but you need to understand). Liberals and Nationals are supposed to be “brothers” against Labor. Now you are talking about “taking seats off” the Nationals.

    I always thought we were of the same “ilk” – you understand the city – the Nat’s understand the country. In New England and elsewhere the Liberals have tried to “take over” – it doesn’t work – I admire your ambition but you guys just don’t fucking get it – they are different people – same idea – different take on it. Putting up Liberals against Nat’s only helps Labor (Windsor is a prime example).

  117. val majkus

    Armadillo what’s the word on the street in your electorate?

  118. Lucie

    I hope Rudd does a close inspection of the cows ‘n’ bulls at the Ekka, as befitting someone of his dinkum country Queensland heritage…and cops a nice pat on the head.

  119. val majkus

    Lucie, and a kick up the butt from the closest cow

  120. God, Melbourne is fucked up socialist hole.

    Yep. Perhaps the electorate going to Bandt was no surprise, but if he does make it back in it’ll be interesting to see how much fun it is when he’s a voice of impotent fury rather than the point of the sword. My guess is he’ll retire from politics in 2016, or transfer to the Senate at the first available opportunity. Unless we get another hung parliament (in which case Abbott has already announced his intent not to form government), this is one li’l rooster who’s headed for feather duster land, whether he keeps his seat or not.

    Nothing could interest me more than to know the reason for the early call. I was convinced Rudd would hold out as long as possible. If it was his call, maybe he really was that scared of facing Abbott in Parliament after all. Or the polls. The man is fixated on polls; he may have wanted to get the announcement in before the Reachtel poll came out.

    Given that the G20 would put him in Moscow for the two days prior to the election, maybe it’s his way of escaping reality if things go as shittily as the betting suggests. Or maybe he thinks he can win a poll bounce by strutting around on the world stage? The autobiographies are going to be fun, even the hagiographic ones that suck his ego’s metaphorical cock for him. There’s a kernel of truth in every self-serving bullshit story, and the fun will be in sorting out what those are.

  121. Lucie

    LOL, would be well worth the admission price!

  122. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    All the polling and betting markets I’ve seen indicate Bandt will be flogged harder than Bob Brown on a bender at the Hellfire Club during S&M Bulldyke’s Leather Fetish Night.

    FTFY!

  123. Aaron

    Aaron, I must admit I was very disappointed by Andrews comment (no offence Andrew, but you need to understand). Liberals and Nationals are supposed to be “brothers” against Labor. Now you are talking about “taking seats off” the Nationals.

    I always thought we were of the same “ilk” – you understand the city – the Nat’s understand the country.

    Yeah I was disappointed as well when I heard the Liberals were contesting Mallee, to me it doesn’t make any sense to do it in Opposition. I understand the Coalition agreement permits both parties to contest seats where there is no incumbent but in this environment they should be devoting resources to defeating Labor. The Nationals have enough problems with Labor taking seats off them in northern NSW as the Green retirees migrate north without having to worry about the Libs cutting their heartland from underneath them.

    However, there are some changing demographics in the region which could make a Liberal victory more likely than a National for example in the seat of Farrar which the Libs picked up with Sussan Ley after the retirement of Tim Fischer. But Mallee is a safe and primarily agricultural seat and the Libs are spending money here when they could be working hard to ensure seats like Corangamite and La Trobe return to the Liberal fold.

  124. Tintarella di Luna

    Just a blue tie? Nothing else? Sounds like an interesting time to be had.

    What about bells and a blue tie? would that be permissible or too much?

  125. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Peturbed – it has to be the internal polling and da union bovver-boys.

    A couple of weeks ago a rellie who’s a medium-sized ALP wheel said their internal polling was for a lose, but not as bad as with The Lying Slapper.

    That was before the slide.

    The longer he goes on the election date, the less furniture Rimmer saves. if he saves no furniture, then da union bovver boys burned political capital for nothing. They might as well have stayed with The Lying Slapper.

    And Rimmer’s doomed no matter what. If he were to scrape a win or a hung parliament, da union bovver boys will rape his lizard and install Hippohead Shortarse who will maximise their return for however long they can stretch the party out. If he loses, they rape his lizard and he cops ALL the blame for his own stupidities AND for the Slapper’s as well.

    No matter what, da union bovver boys walk away smelling like roses and Rimmer cops a cubic mile of their excrement in his face.

    For them, and only for them, it’s a win as they see it. For the nation and for everyone else, it’s a lose – but they simply do not care about that.

    Do y’know what da union bovver boys real problem with Eddie Obeid is?

    He got caught.

  126. Tom

    Don’t believe everything you read, Andrew.

    Centrebet -
    MELBOURNE:
    ALP 1.50
    Greens 2.45
    Liberal/National Party 17.00
    Independent 81.00
    Any Other Party 101.00

  127. Armadillo

    Armadillo what’s the word on the street in your electorate?

    I think I posted a reply earlier Val (I may have put it on the wrong thread)? In short, Barnaby will win by an absolute landslide. Getting rid of Windsor was much like getting rid of Gillard (except there is no Kevin to “fill the hole”). Windsor knew it too – he hadn’t a hope in hell.

    Barnaby will have the biggest margin in Australia come 7/9. People were decieved by Windsor and were outraged when he “signed up” with Gillard and the Greens. It was and has been pulpable. Sure, lots of “shiny new stuff” under Windsor, but we actually care about that Australians that are missing out because of “the deal” he did.

  128. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Entry with a blue tie?

    Look, the paint’s not the issue. Easy.

    Do y’know how much one of these buggers weighs?

  129. Andrew

    Tom, this is one occasion I don’t agree with the betting markets. Bandt only has to get a 4-5% swing towards him in Melbourne on the primary vote and he will win the seat, even with liberal preferences against him. With the high profile he has, I think that will happen easily.

    However, Cath Bowtell (ALP candidate in Melbourne) has been getting the highly split, factional Labor students to campaign very hard at the University of Melbourne for her. She is an IR lawyer as Bandt and almost as left-wing as he is.

  130. If these bloody Green voters tightly clustered in the seat of Melbourne are so committed to maintaining the sanctity of the pristine environment, why do they live in cheek by jowl in the least pristine environment for thousands of kilometres?

    I used to live in Burnley and sometimes I’d take a walk into town of an evening down Swan St or Bridge Road. It was Hipster City. If it’s still that way, it’d be a magnet for the little twerps – a swirling obscene vortex that draws them in and occasionally spits a new one out whenever they collide and breed. (Also, ‘thousands of km’ seems a bit of an exaggeration.)

    if they have the courage of their convictions then surely they should be living off the grid in the wilderness, using an entrenching tool to bury their crap and raising goats?

    I love a good IF… THEN statement. Happy memories of Commodore BASIC for the C64. Those were the days! (Yes, Labor was in power back then, but it was a very different Labor and it was bearable.) My hat goes off to the self-sufficient ones, but guess what? I have a sneaking suspicion that some of them vote conservative.

  131. Jeffrey

    Rudd will be discarded like a used franger after the election, win or lose.

    He was only put on to contain the spillage from Labor under Gillard.

    Gillard? Who the f… was Gillard?

  132. will rape his lizard

    Mk50, are you a Larry Niven/Jerry Pournelle fan? I ask because it was their novel The Moat around Murcheson’s Eye (the sequel to The Mote In God’s Eye) which introduced me to that term.

  133. Rococo Liberal

    May I suggest that all Catallaxy regulars get out and help at this election. Mrs Rococ amd have volunteerd to hand out HTVs for the Libs at Parramatta.

    We all need to get out there and do something to make sure that the Rudd government is defeated.

    Also may one ask what the mood is in your local electorates.

    I suspect that <alcolm will increase his majority again in my seat of Wentworth.

  134. Driftforge

    If these bloody Green voters tightly clustered in the seat of Melbourne are so committed to maintaining the sanctity of the pristine environment, why do they live in cheek by jowl in the least pristine environment for thousands of kilometres?

    Wrong way around. Because these people live ‘cheek by jowl in the least pristine environment for thousands of kilometres’, they become Green voters, seeking the warm fuzzies that come with retaining the idea of a pristine place somewhere, with the benefit that a few of the uncultured ‘regionals’ lose their livelihoods.

  135. Pickles

    So the day war is declared I find out that Woobinda Napthine gives a truckload of ammo to the enemy by signing up for Gonski and we’re shooting at each other in the Mallee. Great. Just joined the Nats as well.

    HUCK!!!

  136. Andrew

    May I suggest that all Catallaxy regulars get out and help at this election. Mrs Rococ amd have volunteerd to hand out HTVs for the Libs at Parramatta.

    We all need to get out there and do something to make sure that the Rudd government is defeated.

    Also may one ask what the mood is in your local electorates.

    I suspect that <alcolm will increase his majority again in my seat of Wentworth.

    Totally agree, if you want change, you have got to make it happen.

    I may be placed in the seat we are talking about to handout HTV’s on election day, being Melbourne.

  137. pete m

    Rococo – my electorate and all those nearby are Liberal.

    Only help needed on election day is human shield for Greens and Laobr HTV volunteers, which I’m not volunteering for.

  138. Huckleberry Chunkwot Minion & Executioner VRWC. BDS.

    Sorry Pickles.

  139. val majkus

    Armadillo that’s good to hear
    I check out the NDL from time to time but it’s pretty non informative

    but we actually care about that Australians that are missing out because of “the deal” he did.

    and that’s nice to hear – shows the sincerity of voters in your electorate
    not just ‘what’s in it for me’

  140. Aliice

    Johno link doesnt work

  141. Aliice

    Im joining the Nats I reckon

  142. Tom

    Tom, this is one occasion I don’t agree with the betting markets. Bandt only has to get a 4-5% swing towards him in Melbourne on the primary vote and he will win the seat, even with liberal preferences against him. With the high profile he has, I think that will happen easily.

    I don’t think you understand how on-the-nose the Greenfilth brand is, Andrew, even in a Greenfilth sewer like Melbourne. The idea of Bandt getting a swing towards him when the national Greenfilth vote is collapsing by 30-34% is fanciful, IMO; best he can hope for is to hold the line. Without Lib-Lab preferences, which got him elected in 2010, he’s fucked.

  143. Gab

    Johno, thanks but you’re link no work. :(

    here’s the link. http://www.abc.net.au/votecompass/

    :)

  144. Infidel tiger

    May I suggest that all Catallaxy regulars get out and help at this election. Mrs Rococ amd have volunteerd to hand out HTVs for the Libs at Parramatta.

    We have openly declared that anyone in our employ who votes ALP will be fired. I’m not sure what FWA would make of that, but they can go fuck themselves. Leftists and stupid people (a tautology) must be physically, financially and mentally punished until they recant.

  145. Lucie

    I am volunteering too.

  146. Pickles

    As a lot of us run small businesses locally and are conscious of pissing off half the client base I suggest that anyone who wants to help (and that should be everyone) offer to assist in a nearby electorate or town. Play swappsies with your neighbors. The enemy have no such problems as people like us pay their wages directly or indirectly.

    And every piece of junk mail you get MUST be scanned and emailed to the local candidate AND HQ. and don’t tell them to piss off when they knock at the door. Take all materials and listen to their talking points and report back immediately. Every house a listening post.

  147. Infidel tiger

    Has anyone ever voted twice? I am considering it. My social status really demands my vote be worth double anyway.

  148. Cold-Hands

    My electorate is blue ribbon LNP. I think I’ll go live at my mum’s place in a marginal electorate for the duration. I’ll register change-of-address on Monday.

  149. Pickles

    And make sure the local candidate has heaps of people to help out with pre polling and postalsxat old people’s homes etc. the enenmy cheat like buggery at these places. HSU etc.

  150. Lucie

    You can volunteer in another seat, can’t you?

    ———–
    Philippa!!! Think your mum’s off the meda again!

  151. Andrew

    You can volunteer in another seat, can’t you?

    Yeah, of course you can.

  152. Aliice

    Hey I just did Johnos survey and I think I hit the bullseye between left and right (in the middle of the econ looking graph smack bank on the origin – Sinc would know what I mean).

    Does that make me a bad person?

  153. brc

    Well I had fun with that abc vote compass thing. I was a gen y masters degree holding worker in the construction industry who makes 70k a year and lives in Eden Monaro. I rate Milne at 0/1o and somehow Rudd scored 0.5. On their electoral compass I am to the right of the LNP and I trust Abbott a lot more than Rudd. Oh, I am also a traditional ALP voter.

  154. Aliice

    IT – I think they tick off your name and you wouldnt get away with voting twice

  155. Infidel tiger

    Scrutineering is hugely important.

    You’d be surprised how many votes you can disqualify or have included if you are ballsy. The ALP filth have no ground machine and this is where they are most vulnerable.

    Shame will also be important. Hang out at polling booths and shake your head at any neighbours who take ALP or Greens HTV cards. Write down their number plates. Leave a dead cat on their doorstep.

  156. Pickles

    Yes of course Lucie. You don’t have to stand and hand out if you don’t want to. Running drinks and tucker around the booths during the day is a great help.

  157. Megan

    I’m in La Macklin’s electorate. Never been anything but blue ribbon Labor. I saw the first neighbourhood garden picture of her smiling mug this morning…so tempted to get the biggest black marker I can find and sneak down there in the middle of the night to write “Massive Money Waster and Gutless Wonder” across it.

    Has anyone ever voted twice? I am considering it. My social status really demands my vote be worth double anyway.

    I’ve thought about this as we own a second property on the Sunshine Coast in a Liberal electorate. I’ve wanted to test it out to see whether there is some form of cross checking that would pick up voter fraud but don’t fancy paying a massive fine if I’m caught out.

  158. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Perturbed – Greens don’t like to live too far out – you just cannot get a decent Soy latte in our local coffeeshop, and the nearest wine bar is two hundred miles away. Shearers in the local pub have been known to make uncouth suggestions to young ladies demonstrating their Green credentials….

  159. Pickles

    Whatever you do don’t remove OR deface ALP signs in yards. That just bad form. Just wait till Election Day and chuck a baited snag over the fence to shut their dogs up. Don’t get the snags mixed up cause to fatten a commie bitser and bone one of your own out would be a big bugga up, but I’m sure it’s happened before.

  160. Megan

    And The Sicilian Prince has signed both of us up to the local Liberal Party. I was hoping to go the grave without ever having aligned myself to a political party but this is what the last six years has brought me to.

    We’ll be on the HTV roster on the day as well. No after party planned as yet…would not mind taking up Rabz’s offer in ZP. Love a good Moet.

  161. steve of glasshouse

    Just did that abc survey. Can someone tell the person who designed the survey that age 18 is the voting age in OZ. Starting with a query as to whether you are elible to vote then having a question
    about year of birth that starts at scroll down 2013 is unprofessional. 1995 as start point.
    It’s just sooo ABC

  162. Gab

    Whatever you do don’t remove OR deface ALP signs in yards

    You can tell the ones that are ALP signs – no party logo or party name and all in blue.

  163. brc

    I’ve thought about this as we own a second property on the Sunshine Coast in a Liberal electorate. I’ve wanted to test it out to see whether there is some form of cross checking that would pick up voter fraud but don’t fancy paying a massive fine if I’m caught out.

    No point. ALP has no chance on the sunshine coast. Don’t break the law for no reason.

  164. Megan

    Don’t break the law for no reason.

    Wasn’t intending to. Just wondering, as you do.

  165. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Busy with family and o/s departure prep all day. Rats, will miss most of the campaign. Will have to keep close to the Cat wherever time permits. 10 year-old nephew living in public housing rang tonight after 5 o’clock news and told me about the election date – he gets multi-Green propaganda at school but resists it. That kid will go far. It’s good to be able to catch up with the vibe via this thread now.

  166. Aliice

    Megan re Macklins smiling mug (she is only smiling because she isnt living on the dole)

    so tempted to get the biggest black marker I can find and sneak down there in the middle of the night to write “Massive Money Waster and Gutless Wonder” across it.

    Suggest keep it tame with the black marker and black out a couple of teeth from the smile. It will be just as effective.

  167. Pickles

    Geez Warner’s looking confident. He’ll get a dozen I reckon.

  168. Armadillo

    Write down their number plates. Leave a dead cat on their doorstep

    .

    Never picked you as a “nancy girly” IT. Obviously, I’m mistaken.

    What’s the matter with breaking in through their bedroom window and leaving the cats severed head on the pillow? I know, it’s a bit “God Father-ish”. However, it does send a pertinent message? These people need to learn.

  169. ev425128

    On the Vote Compass I came out further right and south (conservative socially) than the LNP. I’m a small “l” (pragmatic) libertarian and answered accordingly

    I think they need to recalibrate. After all, who could be more right-wing and conservative than Abbott666?

  170. ev425128

    Nearly there, Pickles.

  171. Carpe Jugulum

    Well, back from dining out with the beautiful Lady Jugulum and things have heated up here.

  172. Pickles

    The enemy will be data mining all that ABC shit. Best left alone.

  173. Andrew

    What does Lady Jugulum think about the election, Sven? She happy about the date?

  174. brc

    The enemy will be data mining all that ABC shit. Best left alone.

    That is why you feed it bulls… In order to mess up their algorithms.

  175. Tintarella di Luna

    Hi Lizzie

    Was just thinking about you and that you’ll be away for all the fun of seeing the lip-licking lying liar in campaign mode as an underdog, more like an underdog’s vomit BIRM

  176. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Peturbed.

    yes. And I loved ‘The Gripping Hand’.

  177. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “The enemy will be data mining all that ABC shit. Best left alone.”

    Damn, just when I’m a wanna be married willie oofta who hates illegals and demands free-stuff-dental trying to vote for Comrade Swan in Lilley! Pickles commands the room “Stop!”

    In any event it appears the ABC sees me as a voter of no consequence with “We are having some technical difficulties and are unable to process your answer. Please try again later.”

  178. Leigh Lowe

    I’ve thought about this as we own a second property on the Sunshine Coast in a Liberal electorate. I’ve wanted to test it out to see whether there is some form of cross checking that would pick up voter fraud but don’t fancy paying a massive fine if I’m caught out.

    Interesting dilemma.
    We’ve got a place in town in an ALP electorate on a margin of about 5-6% and another place in the bush also in an ALP electorate with a margin of 10%.
    Could justify residency in either but logged into AEC on Saturday and changed to the city electorate (spend more than 50% of time there and better chance of ditching a Liar’s Pardy candidate).

  179. Pickles

    Oh, never imagined anyone from here would be disrespecting the ABC seriousness site. As you were. Run a rek.

  180. Carpe Jugulum

    What does Lady Jugulum think about the election, Sven? She happy about the date?

    She is glad it’s finally called so i don’t have to rant so much when i am home. (She’s Japanese she can’t vote in Oz).

    We talked about it over dinnner tonight (which was lush). Oddly enough i worry about Japan with never ending stimulus packages that never work and she worries about our restrictive labour market, that kills private investment, we both worry about our childrens future, our daughter lives in Oz and the boys live in Japan.

  181. Tintarella di Luna

    We are having some technical difficulties and are unable to process your answer. Please try again later.”

    Me too, Mick I tried twice I don’t think they liked my Righter than Genghis Khan answers

  182. Grant B

    Well I ended up with Genghis Khan coordinates in the lower right quadrant of the ABC survey. And that from a Labor voter. Will probably be removed after data cleansing and recalibration (tm Climate Science) as an outlier.

  183. Carpe Jugulum

    Damn, just when I’m a wanna be married willie oofta who hates illegals and demands free-stuff-dental trying to vote for Comrade Swan in Lilley! Pickles commands the room “Stop!”

    So trying to pass myself off as a transgender dentist with daddy issues who would like to keep boaties in my private dungeon whilst seeking gubbermint funding for lingerie made of barbed wire ain’t gonna fly? Even if i say i’ll vote greens?

    Bugger there goes an arts grant application with bad street theatre atached.

  184. Tintarella di Luna

    Labor simultaneously SUCKS and BLOWS taxpayer cash and then wants you to donate. How embarrassment

  185. Rococo Liberal

    Just heard that on election day Mrs Rococo and I have to travel from sunny Wentworth to a place called Telopea. I was warned by the party to leave the Audi at home.

    My friend who has been canvassing for theLiberal candidateout there says all the good people of Telopea to whom he has spoken have said that they hate Rudd even more than they hated the Slapper.

    Labor hasn’t been capaigning in Parramatta because they can’t people to do it. The natives are too unfriendly for the poor little unionists to risk talking to them.

  186. Tintarella di Luna

    Gee just realised in my happiness at the announcement of an election I have consumed half a baguette (dunked in olive oil and sprinkled with salt and a little dukkar) very multi-culti I knowes – if I don’t curb my happiness I’ll end up with Ruddchinarse.

  187. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “Well I ended up with Genghis Khan coordinates in the lower right quadrant of the ABC survey …”

    It’s difficult ticking the “Defence spending: minimal” box and “Gummint regulation: nowhere near enough” option when one is half expecting an Aunty Jack gloved fist to thunder out from the bookcase here in the office!

    I’d be no bloody good trying to cheat the lie detector after belting the living suitcase out of a Labor politician then. :)

  188. Carpe Jugulum

    I’ll end up with Ruddchinarse.

    Is that the same as having reinbuttock, slapperthigh or kevnnijowels?

  189. Carpe Jugulum

    PS Tinta whats dukkar?

  190. Tintarella di Luna

    Just heard that on election day Mrs Rococo and I have to travel from sunny Wentworth to a place called Telopea. I was warned by the party to leave the Audi at home.

    Telopea is a lovely little neck of the woods, my son lives in Telopea the people are lovely, some of their gardens are really something – I door-knocked there in 2004 hoping to help a certain Phil Landerer. Parramatta though is a tough gig because there are businesses going to the wall everywhere and people are really hurting.

    Good luck to you and the Mrs, I think you’ll enjoy it.

  191. Megan

    Was just thinking about you and that you’ll be away for all the fun of seeing the lip-licking lying liar in campaign mode as an underdog, more like an underdog’s vomit BIRM

    Lizzie, please take me with yoooouuuuuuu!

  192. Tintarella di Luna

    PS Tinta whats dukkar?

    spelling can be dukka or dukkar — it is a mixture of Cahew, nuts, sesame seeds, herbs and spices- Moroccan I think — yummy and the one I have is made by a company called The Olive Branch – Dukka Zaatar (gluten free – which I take to be calorie-free)

  193. Megan

    I scored the technical difficulties message as well. Clearly too many Cats trying to game the data all at the same time.

  194. Pickles

    I am an 18 yr old greens voter who has no faith in Milne, wants to send illegals back, wants much more money spent on defence, none on climate change, loves Julia, wants old people killed and wants all farmland owned by QEII, used for live export and staffed by 457s. Confused me self I thnk.

  195. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Yeah, me too. ‘technical difficulties’ eh? Dammit. I was going 2 hard green to 1 Gengis Khan.

    I was hoping that by pretending by that method I’d appear to be a greenfilther so unhinged they’d think it was Bobby Browns cockholster on a four-day Angel Dust and Crystal Meth bender.

    maybe they twigged…..

  196. Tintarella di Luna

    Is that the same as having reinbuttock, slapperthigh or kevnnijowels?

    pretty much but with an Italian twist. I do have to watch it — I’d lost 5 kgs of depression since March (in a hole for about 3 years — wonder why? – never mind) so I don’t want it back. Bread’s no good either – heartburn to burn later but it’s worth it every now and again, and tonight was one of those times.

  197. Carpe Jugulum

    Tinta – try a dish with wild rice, very good for the digestion.

    dukka or dukkar

    Either way it sounds very tasty. I’ll put it on the must taste list.

  198. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “Telopea is a lovely little neck of the woods …”

    It was a 1950s-60s Housing Commission estate which was later swept up in the move by families to the Epping-Eastwood-Denistone area “empty nester” homes in the 1980s and onwards. A lot of the homes were sold to tenants, ownership turned over and now it’s a perfectly located largely middle class dormitory suburb with excellent access to all facilities.

    The NW end sits around Oatlands Golf Course where locals such as the mighty KD Walters enjoy the greenest of views and excellent golf. I recall when it was built – all red tile rooves and roads but after 50 odd years it looks like a lush oasis.

  199. Infidel Tiger

    I am an 18 yr old greens voter who has no faith in Milne

    Do you have big tits?

  200. Aaron

    GhostWhoVotes ‏@GhostWhoVotes 6m
    #Newspoll 2 Party Preferred: ALP 48 (0) L/NP 52 (0) #auspol

    Newspoll still has the Coalition ahead. Interestingly Rudd’s approval ratings seem to be falling and he’s getting close to what he was when he was dumped by the ALP in 2010.

  201. Tintarella di Luna

    The NW end sits around Oatlands Golf Course where locals such as the mighty KD Walters enjoy the greenest of views and excellent golf. I recall when it was built – all red tile rooves and roads but after 50 odd years it looks like a lush oasis.

    Yes a lovely place with some very beautiful homes, historic Oatlands House built in the early 1800s is now used as a function place.

  202. Tintarella di Luna

    Interestingly Hilariously Rudd’s approval ratings seem to be falling and he’s getting close to what he was when he was dumped by the ALP in 2010.

  203. Tintarella di Luna

    try a dish with wild rice, very good for the digestion.

    I’ll take your tip and do that later in the week — will provide digestive report – no pictures though – I’m rather shy.

  204. Tintarella di Luna

    Buona notte gatti e gattine, been a big afternoon and evening. Gird the loins and loose the lions.

  205. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    ” I am an 18 yr old greens voter who has no faith in Milne

    Do you have big tits?”

    Ha ha!

    Now you’ve got me buggered and confused Infidel Tiger – I saw someone here in the past few weeks out you as a girlses!

  206. Infidel Tiger

    Good work Tele. No retreat, no surrender.

  207. Megan

    Buona notte Tinta. I’ve had a big day dealing with a great big gorilla. And an over-exposed Rimmer on every evening news report. It’s exhausting.

  208. Carpe Jugulum

    I’ll take your tip and do that later in the week

    Oyasuminasai, Tinta sama, ki o tsukete.

  209. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “Awesome Daily Telegraph front cover”

    Sweet, sweet music to my eyes Andrew, thank you.

    I do not recall a front page as unequivocal as that in the 18 Federal elections to which I have paid attention, including 1975. I hope Murdoch is fair dinkum this time – in 2007 the dope went all damp squib at the death and backed Comrade Dear Leader.

  210. tbh

    That’s an awesome cover from the Tele and could it be that Newspoll is signalling a downward trend for Rudd? Maybe that’s why the election was called today…

  211. John Comnenus

    A new way? Not the Labor way, the Abbott way.

    Looks like we were all wrong re our tips about the date. I suspect the internal focus groups collapsed after the economic statement and Rudd was told to go to the polls ASAP before it gets much worse and while he is still in striking distance.

    For mine, I think the numbers will drift south for Rudd, and once he gets down to about 46-47% the ALP and media knives will come out for Rudd. He could still lose as bad as Gillard was going to lose.

  212. John Comnenus

    I knew we had hit peak KRudd once that economic statement was made on Friday. I always argued the half life of the poll bounce for a new leader is about two months. If so, Rudd has waited a couple of weeks too long.

  213. kelly liddle

    One thing to compliment KRudd on is he has probably shortened the ALP ‘s hold on power for one week. It might only be one week but I appreciate it.

  214. Looks like we were all wrong re our tips about the date.

    The devil is in the detail as to whose call it was and why. The only thing I thought might have pushed him to go early was fear of Abbott666 raping his mind in Parliament, because we all know he LUUURVES to hop in the Big Old Jet Airliner & go places, but that was before he made the FBT and Bank Levy pronouncements. The backlash from those must have twigged him (or the smarter people in what passes for their Election Strategy HQ) to the fact that things were about to go downhill poll-wise. I don’t think we’ll ever know, as he believes his own lies to the point where even an honest autobiography would never tell the true story.

    This is the sort of thing I said I wanted before the election announcement was confirmed: Rudd to call, and a set of already-gathered polls in the 52:48 zone to come out against him.

    once he gets down to about 46-47% the ALP and media knives will come out for Rudd.

    As much to look good in the context of the Abbott steamroller as to knife their failed Great Wax-eating Hope.

    He could still lose as bad as Gillard was going to lose.

    That’s not beyond the realms of possibility. It could be glorious to watch, especially since I can’t see any other way out but to have him lead them all the way to the end. Last time, he was sacked before he could be defeated, indeed before the election was ever called. Abbott has far more experience of being part of a campaign machine, and also of defending incumbency (albeit only as a Minister under Howard). Rudd never had to defend himself as an incumbent until now, which might be why he’s trying to campaign as if from Opposition. It could all come horribly unglued, and potentially so could he.

  215. twostix

    I hope Murdoch is fair dinkum this time – in 2007 the dope went all damp squib at the death and backed Comrade Dear Leader.

    If Labor win this election they’ll break up News Ltd and re-introduce their totalitarian media laws to muzzle the press. If they win they’ll take it as a given that Australian’s don’t give a shit about that sort of stuff and so will be unstoppable.

    This election really matters.

  216. I always argued the half life of the poll bounce for a new leader is about two months. If so, Rudd has waited a couple of weeks too long.

    He should have done what Gillard did and gone to the polls at once. He might still have been riding high on those 50-50 opinion polls and been able to get a few more by dumping the carbon tax, bringing back TPVs & a few other goodies, but he had to have his hands on the levers of power just one more time. For Rudd, it was about getting back what he’d lost; for Gillard, that wasn’t an issue and whatever ego she might have didn’t get in the way of making the right strategic “call” when she replaced him.

    Gillard had the advantage that everyone KNEW Rudd was a megalomaniacal central controller, and it was feasible to blame him for everything that had been rushed, fucked up or otherwise rammed through with little thought, & ask the country for another go and a fresh start, swallowing ALP pride and admitting a component of failure (“good government that lost its way”). That no longer applies, except in the minds of the mendicants or the truly braindead; the record of the whole mob of them is now well-known, and it’s too bad to completely obscure.

  217. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    You are nothing if not consistent Watson – what a useless, useless fool he is.

    That’s 18, 19, 20, 30, 46 and 13 for the Series, mostly opening. His last ton was 3 years ago and there is one a year before that and his only other one is a year before that, for a miserable average of 35.

    He has taken a single wicket on this tour, 6 in 2012, 14 in 2011 and 17 in 2010, for an average of 31. Big whopping deal!

  218. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Now we’ve forgotten how to run as a pair – aaarggghhh!

    5 for 133 off 30 odd overs.

  219. Gab

    Would you please keep the noise down, Mick. Some of us are trying to sleep.

  220. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    I’m told that represents sticking one’s tongue out!

  221. Lloyd

    Every election matters. Think about how much the decision to install Labor over a competent Coalition government has fucked over Australia these past six years.
    I get the fact that a lot of people disliked Howard, but to have tossed him out for a flake like Rudd? The only explanation is complacency – in 2007 no one really did any serious due diligence on Rudd, probably because they were wary about what they might find under the veneer of Rudd’s public persona a la Latham circa 2004.

  222. kelly liddle

    Think about how much the decision to install Labor over a competent Coalition government has fucked over Australia these past six years.

    The Coalition started to get arrogant and deserved to be booted, the question is why the Australian public decided for a second go at Labor.

  223. twostix

    the question is why the Australian public decided for a second go at Labor.

    They didn’t. New England and Lyne wanted Abbott, instead two treacherous, cowardly dogs betrayed their communities and installed and then kept in power for years past any reasonable amount of time an out of control Junta.

    Which reminds me – the day after this election those two gutless betrayers need to be have their interests audited. Conveniently ending their careers after suspending democracy for three years in the interests of the Labor party is a bridge too far.

  224. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “The Coalition started to get arrogant and deserved to be booted …”

    Big Brother. You want entertainment and excitement in your life kelly liddle, stick with the vapid stuff on television. Big Brother and X Factor is probably about your level.

    You need a whole different criteria for politics, but it has an adults only rating.

  225. the day after this election those two gutless betrayers need to be have their interests audited

    The Harry Potter universe has a device called the Probity Probe. A clever and somewhat scary play on words, especially when you find out that the thing is not merely a spell but a discrete physical object that can be (and on one occasion is) inserted into bodily orifices.

    We could do with a few of those. And seventy-odd passport suspensions.

  226. Fisky

    Murdoch must go feral this time, because if this election goes the wrong way, Labor will literally ban all opposition media. Imagine Rudd is Neil Kinnock in 1987 and give him everything you got. Run stories about how Rudd worships Stalin. Explain that all Labor supporters love Pol Pot. Anything to get these people out of power is justified.

  227. if this election goes the wrong way, Labor will literally ban all opposition media

    Gillard was the feral fascist; Rudd isn’t like that. Anything LEGAL is justified to get them out of power. Only when that becomes impossible do we need to look to the rope and lamp-posts.

  228. val majkus

    Barnaby has even signposted the cattle

    The Queensland Nationals Senator has held 35 town hall-style meetings, and called in popular NSW Coalition figures to boost his credentials.

    A fundraising lunch with Malcolm Turnbull sold out in Armidale on Friday, so was followed by a free lecture at the university. NSW Treasurer Mike Baird joined Joyce for breakfast with the Tamworth Business Chamber on Thursday, and former prime minister John Howard will appear at a dinner at the West Tamworth Leagues Club on August 14. Former deputy prime minister John Anderson is his campaign director.

    Good luck to him!

  229. Van Dieman

    good news on Ch 7′s Reachtell poll for the Coalition
    Abbott in front of Rudd (substantially)
    LNP up and LP down
    Interesting, I was auto polled by reachtell at 2pm yesterday, election called after their polling, did my bit for the cause, preparing my bottle of Bundy for the 7th Sept.

  230. pete m

    twostix
    #947957, posted on August 5, 2013 at 1:32 am

    the question is why the Australian public decided for a second go at Labor.

    They didn’t. New England and Lyne wanted Abbott, instead two treacherous, cowardly dogs betrayed their communities and installed and then kept in power for years past any reasonable amount of time an out of control Junta.

    Sadly that is wrong. If those electors wanted LNP they would have voted them in. Instead they went “Independent” and got their arses handed to them. Stupid people.

  231. John Comnenus

    Sad as it is to say, Pete M is right. My Mum lives in New England. I kept telling her a vote for Windsor is a vote for Labor. She didn’t believe me until Windsornhad the chance to prove it. Then she thought Torbay when he was an independent was good. Some people never learn. Let’s hope Barnaby wins and wins big. If you want Labor out, you have to vote LNP.

  232. Leigh Lowe

    Sadly that is wrong. If those electors wanted LNP they would have voted them in. Instead they went “Independent” and got their arses handed to them. Stupid people.

    I think they got conned.
    These two never previously had to fully expose their hatred of the Coalition publicly, and never would, knowing that would be electoral suicide.
    They presented themselves to the electorate as conservative leaning independents.
    Having been outed as Liar’s Pardy stooges, they have avoided facing an electorate which now knows their true colours.

  233. Blogstrop

    I’m trying to think of an independent you’d vote for. None come to mind.

  234. “We do have a preference deal in Melbourne where we will preference Labor in exchange for Labor preferencing the Liberals in Mallee, where we will be looking to take a seat off the Nationals.”

    I hope you’re not serious – If the Libs want a chance in the Mallee, maybe they should have put someone forward whose CV doesn’t read like a labor staffer or looks like he should be standing for the Greens. The Mallee is filled with small businesses, many focused on primary production, and the Lib candidate doesn’t have a clue about small business. Going to school in a rural area, and moving to Mildura only a couple of months ago, doesn’t qualify him to represent this area.

    Other than 1983 (as an 18 year old) I have always voted Lib, but not this time.

  235. Pickles

    Do you have big tits?

    Firm pouters, warm supple thighs, I like making movies and have a friendly bull mastiff who likes peanut butter.

  236. kae

    1. “F**k me dead…” – politician who died on the nest (not with his wife)

    (Sorry, don’t remember his name.)

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