Not a blue tie in sight

Both Andrew Bolt and Tim Blair are being horribly unfair to Julia Gillard. It is true she said:

Ah, well, ah, it, you know, it’s, ah, not, not for me, ah, to, ah, you know, determine how, ah, countries and individuals determine these issues…

when asked about women’s rights in the middle east. It’s true that she told us all she would

call out misogyny and sexism wherever I see it.

Another lie. Or was it?

But I thought it was misogynists in blue ties, not misogynists in general who were the problem. Guess what? No blue ties in the audience.

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See people, context is everything.

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54 Responses to Not a blue tie in sight

  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    misogyny /mɪˈsɒdʒ(ə)ni,mʌɪ-/ noun: my opponents

    Since these people are not her opponents she sees no misogyny.

  2. Lloyd

    I feel sorry for those poor buggers being forced to listen to the Droner from Altona. Still, word might get out that Australia has people such as Gillard and it might dissuade the occasional queue jumper aka asylum seeker.

  3. Ellen of Tasmania

    Maybe it’s okay if you’ve got a tea-towel on your head.

  4. Gab
    Ah, well, ah, it, you know, it’s, ah, not, not for me, ah, to, ah, you know, determine how, ah, countries and individuals determine these issues…

    when asked about women’s rights in the middle east. It’s true that she told us all she would

    call out misogyny and sexism wherever I see it

    .

    She’s still the same hypocrite she was as PM. Nothing’s changed.

  5. Abu Chowdah

    Brave, brave Sir Julia.

  6. Tintarella di Luna

    Maybe it’s okay if you’ve got a tea-towel on your head.

    Ellen, the cloth-eared, gormless, shameless, graceless bint would interpret the headwear as an indication they do domestic chores, so ‘sokay.

  7. Geriatric Mayfly

    The fifth chap along, front row, appears to be looking at his Rolex. A verbal spanking is called for.

  8. CWMarshall66

    Blue tie, 2nd man 4th row.

  9. Tintarella di Luna

    I don’t feel a shred of sympathy for the audience but for the cruel torture of the English language really breaks my heart, that and the fact that people overseas might think Australian women are anything like the kangaroo-knitting female.

  10. whyisitso

    Bolt has lost me. What a load of crap this item is today. My prediction – he will come out sometime this year as a Green party man.

  11. Robbo

    Who is this Julia Gillard you are all banging on about?

  12. Notafan

    voice research laboratory at the University of Sydney’s faculty of health sciences

    It annoys me that taxpayer’s funded this research, how is Mr Abbott’s speech a health issue?

  13. Nic

    In all seriousness, just what is her area of expertise ? Success? No.manipulation? Yes. Like most feminists who are brave on their protected home turf, when faced with real sexism become suddenly mute.

  14. Forum

    Was this another female forum for Gillard …an awful lot of frocks on show here??

  15. steve

    Who is this Julia Gillard you are all banging on about?

    Well, allegedly she is a crooked lawyer who helped her boyfriend at the time steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from a union that kept everything quiet in case the cops looked at their books too closely.

  16. Habib

    Must admit I’m impressed. If these bastards can sit through an hour of that, it’s no wonder a bit of water-boarding reveals so little intel of value.

  17. Rabz

    Like most feminists who are brave on their protected home turf, when faced with real sexism become suddenly mute.

    That’s because ‘feminism’ was only ever about one thing. Demanding a sacrosanct place in Western society (beyond criticism, irrelevant of merit and lavished with thieved rewards) for white, middle class boomer wymmin.

    Such as Lady Lardarse.

  18. Watching It Unfold

    Yeah – it will be funny when that Lot picks up their regionals to see JG being led around in cuffs by detectives, etc…..

  19. Myrddin Seren

    I can’t readily sight any translation earpieces in the happy snap of the audience ( is that Ruddie’s mate Spanky Ban Ki in the front row ? ).

    So apart from any Aussie consular staff in attendance, presumably the vast bulk of the audience would not have the faintest idea of what she was saying using her tortured interpretation of the Slater & Gordon house accent ?

  20. Tardell G

    “Must admit I’m impressed. If these bastards can sit through an hour of that, it’s no wonder a bit of water-boarding reveals so little intel of value.”
    I’m impressed that they sat through it without the aid of booze. Or maybe these Arab chode-smokers indulge?
    Who knows.

  21. stackja

    Man, third row, third to right, hand on head. Asleep?

  22. Andrew

    The fifth chap along, front row, appears to be looking at his Rolex. A verbal spanking is called for.

    It’s worse – he’s using 2 hands. I think he’s looking at his FUCKING IPHONE!!! A woman has spoken too long!

  23. stackja

    Andrew
    #1158351, posted on January 19, 2014 at 5:14 pm
    The fifth chap along, front row, appears to be looking at his Rolex. A verbal spanking is called for.
    It’s worse – he’s using 2 hands. I think he’s looking at his FUCKING IPHONE!!! A woman has spoken too long!

    No typing on his I-Pad!

  24. Gab

    lol at the guy in the third row, three seats in from the left, doing a facepalm.

  25. I am the Walrus, koo koo k'choo

    Aside from the hypocrisy about misogyny, what on earth could she possibly talk about that would be of any interest to anyone?

    The woman’s legal and political careers were both Epic Fails. And she’s as boring as a knitted kangaroo.

    The only thing she did effectively, in both careers, was doing the bidding of union leaders.

  26. Andrew

    I believe in row 4, in between the sheilas and Gandhi, are blue ties. Also a suspected blue tie in the 5th row (black guy near the end, partly obscured)?

  27. Tardell G

    Fun fact re ties in the Islamic world.
    They don’t wear them. It’s a symbol of the Christian Cross.
    Just another reason for me to dislike male islamic sausage gobblers.

  28. Tardell G

    Oh, two apostate Kaffirs in the front row have ties.
    They wont pull any Hijab punani wearing that crap.

  29. KevFromCanberra

    I still don’t understand what official role she has that enables her to speak on our behalf. God knows how that audience stayed awake through hours of nasal droning meaningless drivel. They should have waited for the edited version when it became available online:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9QffetpUVk

  30. H B Bear

    A quiet night at home with a couple of good looking camels starts to look pretty attractive when the alternative is this.

  31. squawkbox

    This is my worm’s eye view, but why is anyone attending a Julia Gillard lecture? Possible answers are:
    1 .JG is one of the world’s premier thinkers;
    2. She is one of the great and the good, and it’s only good manners to attend and pretend to listen;
    3. I’m being paid for this; or
    4. This is the Middle East and I can’t gamble, drink or screw so why not listen to JG?

  32. Steve of Glasshouse

    Looks like the reception room in Dignitas..

  33. Andrew

    Squawk, my guess is they sit there in the blissful knowledge that since wymin aren’t allowed to drive let alone govern, this could NEVER happen to them. It’s the ultimate schadenfreude for them. Here’s how the thought process goes:

    Habib: Those dumb fuck Aussies allow wymin to govern them!
    Mhd1: Shut up!
    Mhd2: No it’s true – they even have an organisation called Emily’s List designed to ENCOURAGE that kind of haram.
    Ali: I heard one of them is coming here – the woman that ruled over men.
    Mhd3: This will be hilarious – let’s go see what this spawn of Shaytan says.

    A few days later:
    Mahmoud: I’ve been checking out this Gillard character. Apparently she used to have a job but lost it because she committed sariqa with a guy she was having zina with.
    Mhd4: No way! So she’s only got 1 hand?
    Mahmoud: No, they don’t punish sariqa in the West – they reward it!
    Mhd5: That’s it – I’ve really got to see this for myself.

    After the screechspeech:
    Mhd6: insh-Allah this can never happen to us – we live in the greatest place on earth.
    All: Allah be praised!

  34. Alf

    Yeah context is everything. She said ‘men in blue ties’ in fact. And looking at the number of women in Abbott’s cabinet, turns out she was right.

  35. Crossie

    See people, context is everything.

    I thought feminists had principles but if there are so many exceptions to them then they are not principles but expediencies.

    What’s more, feminism is something idle, coddled, middle class women indulged in while the working class women just got on with life. Somebody once said that for the middle class women feminism was cheaper than weekly psychoanalysis. Come to think of it pampered women of the bourgeoisie were Freud’s main patient group.

  36. Jazza

    Hehehe, Sinclair, you can be quite a wag when you feel like it!

  37. Crossie

    voice research laboratory at the University of Sydney’s faculty of health sciences

    It annoys me that taxpayer’s funded this research, how is Mr Abbott’s speech a health issue?

    What would a study like that make of Barack Obama’s speeches where he stops for almost ten seconds at the end of each autocue line. I’ve watched him orate and think that if you had to write down what he says you would not be able to determine punctuation. My guess is that Obama does not read his speeches beforehand so he has no idea what they are until he sees the words on the autocue. He probably asks his speechwriter for a thirty seconds synopsis.

  38. The Pugilist

    So, I wonder what the ladies from jezebel.com thought of her performance? Badass?

  39. jupes

    Too bad Tim didn’t travel with her. Otherwise they both could have been arrested for adultery.

  40. Crossie

    He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.’”

    Yes, I remember now. If Obama is so bored then he must be ignoring his speeches until the moment of delivery so he can be as impressed as the rest of us with his greatness.

    Link

  41. Crossie

    So, I wonder what the ladies from jezebel.com thought of her performance? Badass?

    If you want to wade into that swamp, go ahead, I am not touching them with a barge pole.

  42. mareeS

    Andrew at 7.55pm,

    Tim Blair will welcome you. He had similar dialogues once upon a time in the west.

  43. JohnA

    As Sir Humphrey Appleby said, political speeches are exceedingly boring. They are not for listening to by the audience present but for publishing so that the relevant MP/Minister is committed to the statements therein.

  44. Leigh Lowe

    Maybe it’s okay if you’ve got a tea-towel on your head.

    No worries.
    Put the earplugs in, tune into the camel races, pull the tea-towel tight around your ears …… and, Achmed’s your uncle

  45. Rafe

    whyisitso 3.00

    Bolt has lost me. What a load of crap this item is today. My prediction – he will come out sometime this year as a Green party man.

    That is what happens when you spend time in Tasmania and New Zealand!

  46. Sid Vicious

    How sad to see the Bird of Paradox cruelly struck down with failing eyesight. Added to that is her recently diagnosed condition of cognitive dissonance. I’m sure the nation will prey for a speedy recovery so that she can take her place in the ALP pantheon.

  47. Mr Rusty

    What did these poor fellas do to be subjected to such horrific torture? An hour of listening to that screeching vile hag, it must have been some serious shit they pulled. Maybe they were part of some movement for the advancement of women in the Middle East, then the authorities arrested them, and plonked them infront of the Welsh bint as a form of punishment / awareness training.

    Hamed: You see Yousef, this is what we will get if you insist on a Fatima’s List!
    Yousef: We’re sorry, we didn’t know! Oh Allah forgive us! The horror, the horror! We will disband the plans for the emancipation of women and Fatima’s List immediately and send 100 billion dollars of aid to Tony Abbott!

  48. Liam

    This pathetic situation makes me think of the comment ascribed to Groucho Marx: ‘Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them…well, I have others’.

  49. Yon Toad

    Is that bastard 5th from the left in the front row checking his watch? And, I see another misogynistic son of The Prophet asleep in row 3. WTF is Julia up to? Why didn’t she call them out? Does the woman have no balls?????

  50. gabrianga

    Did Anne Summers do the “warm up” act?

    These guys look as if a nuclear attack would be a welcome relief.

  51. Infidel Tiger

    Please rate the speaker:

    “Thank Allah we don’t let women vote!”

    “The voice of the infidel was like a camel stuck in a dry water hole”

    “I never knew martyring myself would be this slow and painful. 72 doe eyed virgins is short change for this bullshit”

    “A jihad against my ears”

  52. CatAttack

    They seem to love the old Jason recliner in the Middle East. But no cup holders!!!

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