Vote for Tim

A group of luvvies have set up an online vote relating to Tim Wilson’s appointment to the Human Rights Commission. Please get over there and vote.

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73 Responses to Vote for Tim

  1. Tracey

    Done. I’ll go back a bit later and see if I can do it again,. 64.29% against Tim’s appointment so far.

  2. Cato the Elder

    Multiple voting is not prevented. I’ve voted three time so far, so vote early and vote often

  3. Dianne

    Done – there appears to be a bit of a co-ordinated approach from ALP/Green type pple on community forums – I’m sure they think people are stupid & can’t see that they are all out there pushing the party line.

    The response from one of them – that the IPA is the tea party movement in Australia nearly made me choke.

  4. Rabz

    Multiple voting is not prevented.

    Wonderful. I’ll be revisiting soon.

  5. Mike of Marion

    Voted 3 times sp far!!!

  6. Cato the Elder

    You don’t even have to leave the page – just reload and vote again. Come on guys, it’s easy

  7. johno

    Support for Tim is around 50% at the moment.

    No doubt our local trolls will alert their mates in the socialist media to retaliate. So get it there and take them on.

    Don’t forget to post a comment. Might as well let them know what we think of them.

  8. Voted. I urge every Cat reader to go there and vote.

  9. siltstone

    Interesting comment over at Henry Thornton on big business attitude to the luvvie agenda:

    “In addition, the managerial classes of the private sector are generally happy to support the disciplinarian and authoritarian influence of the Left on social mores (especially the enforcement of Political Correctness) precisely because they welcome the erosion of individual liberty.”

    http://www.henrythornton.com/article.asp?article_id=6644

  10. james

    Winning so far. I wonder if the Lefties can call in some drones of their own? Will look rather shabby if they can’t.

  11. Rabz

    Bugger – they’ve stopped allowing multiple votes.

  12. stackja

    What next – Rupert Murdoch as chairman of the ABC?

    Rupert Murdoch is swayed by public opinion unlike ‘their’ ABC.
    Yes – he is a good candidate for the role so far 65.28% (126 votes)

  13. Tom

    This is Margot Kingston’s feelgood fantasy site: imagine a media outlet where everyone is a far-left fruitcake activist “journalist” (a contradiction in terms) like me, ‘cept no-one gets paid, so we’ll just run fruitcake opinion pieces once or twice a week and, yeah, who gives a phuque? Have fun with let’s stack the polldaddy. But no-one is reading this shit except a few dozen cultural warriors. Dogshit Today gets almost as much traffic, but so does a website I mothballed in 2012.

  14. Working hard to ingratiate yourselves with the left: it’s what Tony Abbott would do.

  15. Gutho

    Why can’t we vote for the other members of the commission also.

  16. candy

    Seeing as he is already appointed it seems a silly poll.

    Anyway Tim Wilson seems such an affable pleasant fellow, always wearing bright coloured cheerful ties too, I think the Left actually like him, they just won’t admit it.

  17. C.L.

    So 71 percent of Australians back Wilson.

    Great news.

  18. cohenite

    Working hard to ingratiate yourselves with the left: it’s what Tony Abbott would do.

    And why would he do that Brainiac?

  19. YT

    Nearly 74% when i submitted my 3 votes. The poor petals heads must be exploding.
    I love the smell of detonated lefty in the morning.

  20. Motelier

    Multple voting is still working.

    :grin:

  21. Baldrick

    74% for … 25% against … 1% fence sitters

  22. Megan

    Have voted. Will follow Cato’s advice over the rest of today.

  23. tomix

    OT: Interesting comment over at Henry Thornton on big business attitude to the luvvie agenda
    Fascism could come to Australia in a big way. The green/left just need to find their Pied Piper and he’ll lead the march to the extremity of the right, taking masses of conservative ALP & Coalition voters with him, in my opinion.

  24. Louis Hissink

    Poll taken down – apparently from interference from the leading centre-rightwing etc.

  25. 2dogs

    Just got in before this happened:

    The poll has been removed due to interference from Australia’s leading libertarian and centre-right blog. Thanks for your support though.

    Yes to Tim was running at 79% before then.

  26. Rob MW

    The luvvies pulled it.

    Update:
    The poll has been removed due to interference from Australia’s leading libertarian and centre-right blog.
    Thanks for your support though.

  27. Mique

    Aren’t they just such a precious bunch of little pets?

  28. wreckage

    We should do this more often. It’s fair play.

  29. Well played gentlemen and ladies, I was too late, but enjoyed the game nevertheless …

  30. Sirocco

    Damn. I came in too late.

  31. Robert Crew

    I think it’s hilarious that in a whole article about how bad he thinks Wilson is, the only concrete accusation he raises against him personally, is that he sent a humorous tweet once – maybe he thinks 18c protects lefty bloggers from feeling offended – the rest is just a feeble attempt to smear with guilt by association.

  32. JC

    What a pathetic girlyman. He removed the poll. Just pathetic.

  33. candy

    Any poll where you can vote multiple times is pointless.

  34. james

    Whining girlie man took his bat and ball and cried his way home.

    I am continually astonished by how astonished Lefties are when they discover some people disagree with them.

  35. JC

    James

    They generally can’t take it because most of them a girly men. Look at how mad dog reacted when the human garbage began to attract criticism. He wanted to ban news ltd.

    Just hit them harder, that’s all. At the very least they’ll start bawling and that’s always funny.

  36. Megan

    Went back to vote again and they’ve run away and hidden. It’s pathetic the way they cut and run when things don’t go their way.

  37. J.H.

    Aww… They took the poll down.

    I posted a comment but they didn’t put it up……. The truth hurts them. I pointed out that Errol Brandt didn’t know the meaning of the word “nepotism” and that Labor had real examples of Nepotism if he was going to bandy the word around in anger…… here’s me post. At least it will get posted here. ;-)

    Brandt doesn’t even understand the meaning of the “Nepotism”.

    Nepotism is the appointment of family connections and relatives to positions of power….. Like for example, former Labor state Premier Anna Bligh’s appointment of her husband to head a completely new port folio that she created… The Minister of Sustainability…

    That is Nepotism.

    What Tony Abbott and the LNP are doing is choosing the very best people from their vast pool of very bright, skilful and intelligent people. The LNP skill base is going to usher in a new era…….They will purge the Labor Socialist deadwood from the bureaucracies and reinvigorate the ideology of freedom.

    The Socialists are gonna hate. But haters always hate. Especially when liberals and liberalism strip away the ecofascism and smash the Unions. Good times are coming.

    …… They didn’t post it. I can’t understand it………. o.0

  38. wreckage

    The Occupy protests attempted to block or curtail other people’s movements. That is in violation of the other people’s human rights. Meantime the right to free speech is not the right to an indefinite camping lease on other people’s (or the Crown’s) land.

    OWS and its bastard offspring were in no way a properly liberal or freedom-espousing movement. In fact they wanted greater rights to control other people’s activities and property. Objecting to their ideas and methods is not antipathetic to a dedication to Human Rights, it’s necessary.

  39. Bruce

    Update:
    The poll has been removed due to interference from Australia’s leading libertarian and centre-right blog.
    Thanks for your support though. – See more at: http://nofibs.com.au/2013/12/22/tim-wilson-ipa/#comments#pd_a_7664031

    He he, not so much into the freedom of speech thingie are we?

    Would it be a thought-crime if I sent them a copy of Animal Farm?

  40. Rafe

    They took my comment and thanked me. That is the deference you get when you are the grand old man of the blogosphere :)

  41. Mick

    Apparently your vote is only important if you vote the “correct” way. Otherwise you shall not be heard, on their site at least.
    They really should have created just one option button, “Vote no to Tim”.

  42. Rafe

    John Fraser says:
    Memo from The Acting Prime Minister
    Dear Errol Brandt,
    Please try to understand that I am trying to please all of those (people of calibre) who supported Tony in his endeavours to claim the position of titular head of Australia.
    If you could “adopt” a “catholic” attitude to the “children” of Australia then I am sure you will “educate” them in our “heritage” and start assisting to “clean up the mess” that has been left and understand that the “economy” is an “emergency” taking up a lot of our time.
    Should anything more come up you will be contacted via my representative who is currently holidaying in Paris.
    Peta Credlin

    Reply
    Rafe says:
    [Your comment is awaiting moderation.]
    Too clever for me John, can you explain in simple terms the point you are trying to make?

  43. Grumbles

    Yes it would Bruce. It was a trotters only vote

  44. Rafe

    Another comment awaiting moderation.

    Thanks Errol. I think we need to have a civil discussion about a few issues. One is where to draw the line on free speech, and what sort of legislation is required to specify the limits. Clearly certain kinds of free speech are illegal during wartime, also on grounds of libel etc. Is there a need for laws designed to limit hate speech?

    And if we are concerned about hate speech and denigration of people, when are decent people on the left going to call out the people who trade in obscene jokes and cartoons and abuse of people like John Howard and Tony Abbott?

  45. old bloke

    “One is where to draw the line on free speech”

    If you draw a line on free speech, then it isn’t free speech.

  46. A Lurker

    The luvvies pulled it.

    Товарищи, не будет никакой разницы мнения. Каждый в жестко регламентированном. Один … два … один … два …

    (Translation: Comrades, there will be no difference of opinion. Everyone in lockstep. One…two…one…two…)

  47. jupes

    Just goes to show that Abbott’s appointment of Combet and Stott-Despoja have absolutely zero effect on complaints about jobs for the boys.

    Let’s just hope he learns this – obvious – lesson.

  48. J.H.

    Spot on Rafe, about the Socialist’s lack of standards where it concerns obscenities cast upon liberals and conservatives. I am convinced that there are no “Decent” people on the “left”……. I’ve given up on calling them Leftists. It’s meaningless. I call them what they are. These people are Socialists. Socialism is the ideology of deceit and decency is not tolerated. It has not evolved in that political mindset. They have no morals.

    ….. Basically there are no decent people inhabiting that sphere of politics at all, only the ruthless and those who are fearful of them.

    Expect nothing from them Rafe………. nothing decent that is.

  49. Rafe

    If you draw a line on free speech, then it isn’t free speech.

    Well where do you stand on shouting Fire in a crowded hall, and giving strategic information to the enemy in wartime?

  50. Rabz

    Good on you, Rafe.

    You displayed a lot more civility than I would have been capable of!

  51. Ellen of Tasmania

    You displayed a lot more civility than I would have been capable of!

    Civility is one of those qualities that make a society more willing to accept free speech.

  52. Rabz

    Quite so, Ellen.

    Civil society is a marvellous thing.

  53. boy on a bike

    They took my comment and thanked me. That is the deference you get when you are the grand old man of the blogosphere

    You should complain to Elizabeth Broderick that you are a marginalised old person who is not having their voice heard.

  54. Luke

    This is pretty pathetic. of course they pulled it. a quick look at this blog reveals it wasn’t a fair representation of public opinion. far from it. furthermore it doesn’t show disregard for freedom of speech in the same way as rallying against a rigged election doesn’t.

    it’s a tiny, tiny matter but the vindictive, mercenary and aggressive nature of your organised reaponse to it reminds me of a school bully. reread these posts when you’ve cooled down if you don’t believe me. which of course you won’t.

    I’d love ro say grow up, get educated, start reading literature from both sides so you can at least look like you’re attempting to escape dogma – but I know it’ll be futile.

    anyway. merry Christmas to all.

  55. boy on a bike

    Speaking of water cannon, the lefties need to be reminded that the NSW police water cannon was purchased by a……….Labor government.

    Yesterday, 18 months after Morris Iemma announced that the State Government would buy a $700,000 water cannon for the riot squad in what was widely depicted as a stunt in the wake of the Cronulla riots, the Premier unveiled it yesterday with a demonstration at Homebush Bay.

    Labor, having rubbed shoulders with the Greenfilth on many an occasion, obviously realised how badly they need a bath.

  56. Update:
    The poll has been removed due to interference from Australia’s leading libertarian and centre-right blog.
    Thanks for your support though. – See more at: http://nofibs.com.au/2013/12/22/tim-wilson-ipa/#comments#pd_a_7664031

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Oh, it was worth it just to read that!

  57. old bloke

    Well where do you stand on shouting Fire in a crowded hall, and giving strategic information to the enemy in wartime?

    We already have laws dealing with Libel, Treason & Public Menance, the debate about the limits to free speech is a separate issue. If someone called me a silly old bugger (I’ve been called far worse) they are perfectly free to do so. I would hate to live in a society where the courts were clogged by silly old buggers suing people for the crime of Ageism (as an example).

    Let civility and good manners be our guide, not Government decree.

  58. Rafe

    That was my view, we have laws to control certain kinds of speech that can cause serious damage.

    I just want to establish that not every single thing that a person might want to say should be protected by the idea of absolute free speech.

    I do not see a need for new legislation to protect people from feeling insulted or whatever. This is a situation where government decrees undermine the real fabric of a decent society where civility and good manners should be the guide as the Old Bloke says.

  59. TheWombat

    Unfortunately, Old Bloke, the Left is not strong on civility and good manners.

  60. Lily taters

    They have taken poll down due to right wing interference. I suppose by that they mean voting – the “wrong” way!

  61. Turtle of WA

    Wilson’s appointment goes beyond ‘jobs for the boys’. It is a tactical appointment intended to stifle public debate around a controversial change to a legal protection for ethnic groups. – No Fibs.

    Stifle public debate? Isn’t that what 18c does? Isn’t that what they did to BoltA? Get yourself a mirror lefties. No Fibs indeed.

  62. Tintarella di Luna

    The poll has been removed due to interference from Australia’s leading libertarian and centre-right blog.
    Thanks for your support though. – See more at: http://nofibs.com.au/2013/12/22/tim-wilson-ipa/#comments#pd_a_7664031

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Oh, it was worth it just to read that!

    Well, well, well – my cat fell in the well – who’d a thunk that when the poll numbers start swinging the voting would stop? Scratch a citizen journalist and you find a totalitarian.

  63. Tintarella di Luna

    … the Left is not strong on civility and good manners.

    remembering that political correctness is a leftist creation where spin is gives substance to pure wind

    the left don’t believe in manners they’ve forgotten (and the youngsters never knew) the a very important rule of etiquette, and what normal people-centred individuals (that’s us Cats) understand, that: It gives more offence to take offence when no offence was intend –

  64. sparky

    Old bloke – re the ageist thing; twenty odd years ago Mel Smith & Gryff Jones ( Alas Smith & Jones ) did a brilliant piss-take on the PC brigade,and rattled off a few ludicrous examples.They argued that the sign inside lifts stating maximum allowable weight was x lbs, was being stoutist / weightist and targeted people who carried too much around the girth.
    As for the No Fibs chappie, his motto could well be ” that is my opinion and you are entitled to it.”

  65. Bethjl

    Can no longer vote: ‘Website has been removed due to interference from leading libertarian and centre-right wing blog’! So you can vote if you’re not libertarian or centre-right wing. Wow, that’s freedom of speech for you from the left!

  66. Errol says

    An atheist doesn’t believe in the existence of God. Hardly a good choice as Pope. Tim, through his IPA policy work, does not believe in the existence of the HRC. If I were Tim, I’d feel uncomfortable accepting an appointment to organisation that I have been advocating to abolish. Unless of course, this was the opportunity to do so. – See more at: http://nofibs.com.au/2013/12/22/tim-wilson-ipa/#comments#pd_a_7664031

    Thoughts come to me of a Republican appointed as Governor General

  67. I’d feel uncomfortable accepting an appointment to organisation that I have been advocating to abolish.

    What? Like an ex Unionist entrusted with a Federal Government portfolio in a capitalist economy for seven years?

  68. Update: The poll has been removed due to interference from Australia’s leading libertarian and centre-right blog. Thanks for your support though – See more at: http://nofibs.com.au/2013/12/22/tim-wilson-ipa/#comments#pd_a_7664031

    Good work all!

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