Who is Vilma? CL investigates

This is worth pulling up from the threads. CL reports:

Televised embarrassment for Abbott, reports the SMH:

‘I have never heard such rubbish in all my life’: Pensioner has a go at Tony Abbott over age pension changes.

During one of a raft of breakfast television appearances, on the Ten network’s Wake Up, Mr Abbott was confronted by an elderly woman, named only as Vilma, furious about changes to the age pension, who responded to his explanations on broken promises with: ”I have never heard such rubbish in all my life.”

‘‘Why don’t you leave the pensioners alone? If we pull the belt any tighter we’re going to choke to death,’’ Vilma said. ”Why are you picking on me?

‘‘I challenge you: come out and meet some of the pensioners, they’ll tell you a little thing or two.’’
Appearing distinctly uncomfortable, Mr Abbott told the program’s hosts that he’d been given a piece of her mind.

‘‘Fair enough, that’s your right in a democracy, to be able to tell the prime minister exactly what you think of him,’’ he said.

He then suggested to Vilma that it was obvious that she had not voted for the Coalition, to which the indignant Vilma replied ”Excuse me, it’s got nothing to do with who I vote for and who I don’t vote for”.

”Why are you picking on pensioners?” she asked the Prime Minister.

Vilma. That’s an unusual name. So I got to Googling and guess what?

She was a Labor plant.

Courier Mail, 7 September, 2011:

Labor’s last man standing.

WHAT makes Kevin Rudd so popular with Queenslanders? The South-East Advertiser found out what’s so special about Kev.

Local community groups say our Federal member for Griffith Kevin Rudd is “one in a million”.

As the Minister for Foreign Affairs recovers from heart surgery, the people in his electorate have reflected on his popularity.

“He is just the best … he’s one in a million,” Bulimba Senior Citizens head Vilma Ward said.

“He hasn’t changed a bit from when he was first campaigning all those years ago to try and get into the seat of Griffith to now…”

“I can’t say this about a lot of politicians, but Kevin is a genuine trustworthy person,” Vilma said.

But wait there is more. CL also managed to track Vilma down on Kevin Rudd’s twitter account.

Update: More from Vilma.
(HT: LJ)

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147 Responses to Who is Vilma? CL investigates

  1. A Lurker

    Here too.

    The media in Australia are low-life scumbags.

  2. Fibro

    Really is a no shit Sherlock situation. Of course she was a plant… to anyone with a brain. Like the brainless dweeb from Adelaide that ABC had on a ‘budget reaction’. His most amazing revalation was that the dole wasn’t enough to support him when he leaves a job before he finds a new one. Read, I don’t really want to find a new one.

    FMD. The mentality is scary and last night Joe was just warming up. Sad that ALPBC didn’t get a 56% efficiency dividend I suggested.

  3. Infidel Tiger

    Could be worse, she could have tried “Hi Alan…”

  4. Ant

    She’ll probably appear on QandA next Monday and count as one of the “47% Coalition voters”.

  5. amortiser

    Her husband, who is now deceased IIRC, was the secretary of a large union, the TWU I think back in the 70s and 80s in Queensland. Vilma has been outspoken in ALP circles for the best part of the last 30 years.

  6. H B Bear

    At least she wasn’t an ABC reporter’s lesbian mum.

  7. twostix

    Here too.

    The media in Australia are low-life scumbags.

    This is the most damning quote out of all of it and should be top of the post:

    Mr Rudd hugged Vilma Ward, the 81-year-old president of the Bulimba Senior Citizens Centre, who served on his campaign committee when he first ran for the southern Brisbane seat 12 years ago. “I’m going to kill you!” she mock-admonished him. “It was at half-past five last night I knew about this.”

    I think, probably, the worst bit of it is Ten’s utter contempt for their viewers. They willfully lied by omission to them. Remember this farce was designed to fool and manipulate their loyal morning time viewers and instead of just getting some random pensioner on they went out of their way to put a Labor activist on and lied about it.

  8. .

    “CatallaxyFiles, a well know web log of Marxist academics and Socialist Alliance activists has slammed Tony Abbot’s hardline on IR reform, stating that changes to the PPL were not generous enough and will take Australia back to the medieval 1950s…”

  9. .

    Given what C.L., fibro, twostix and amortiser have said,

    It is about time we had our own NewsBusters or the like in Australia.

  10. Delta A

    Fibro, another strange comment from ‘the brainless dweeb’ on ABC last night was that, with three children, it will now cost him $35.00 every time he takes his family to the doctor. Que? How often does the whole family front up at the doctor’s surgery?

    Still it’s cheaper than going to the footy.

  11. .

    Delta A
    #1305263, posted on May 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm
    Fibro, another strange comment from ‘the brainless dweeb’ on ABC last night was that, with three children, it will now cost him $35.00 every time he takes his family to the doctor. Que? How often does the whole family front up at the doctor’s surgery?

    Still it’s cheaper than going to the footy.

    Well spotted.

    This is the nonsense Ludlam has been pushing. No one, not even creepy weirdo families in cults do this.

  12. Rabz

    CatallaxyFiles, a well known web log of Marxist academics and Socialist Alliance activists has slammed Tony Abbott’s increase in the top marginal tax rate, stating the new rate should be raised to 75 cents in the dollar and made permanent.

    One commenter, known cryptically as “Rabz” has also demanded the construction of a network of labour camps in the central Australian desert, where liberal voters could be incarcerated and worked to death.

  13. Fibro

    Yeah Delta A, the missus had to be restrained from throwing her stubby of creme de menthe at the telly on that one.

  14. Roger

    Every Brisbanite over a certain age knows who Vilma Ward is; in the John years she had a significant media profile as a critic of his government. If memory serves her husband was a unionist.

  15. twostix

    Vilma has been outspoken in ALP circles for the best part of the last 30 years.

    So they found the biggest old-age ALP activist they could. Purely to rub their smugness in their audience’s face. Abbott should have called her out, and ten, does anyone reckon he had an inkling of who she was?

  16. Infidel Tiger

    Far from being a pensioner, this dog faced woman is probably sitting in a multi-million dollar pile counting kickbacks her husband stole.

    Make her front the Royal Commission and her explain herself.

  17. A Lurker

    During one of a raft of breakfast television appearances, on the Ten network’s Wake Up, Mr Abbott was confronted by an elderly woman, named only as Vilma, furious about changes to the age pension, who responded to his explanations on broken promises with: ”I have never heard such rubbish in all my life.”

    Ten hosts ‘The Bolt Report’ – so, will Bolta chastise the network for their stunt?

  18. Infidel Tiger

    Being on Channel 10, it’s staggering that anyone saw it.

    Whomever arranged it must have sent a telex to the stenographers guild and told them to spread the word.

  19. jupes

    Ten hosts ‘The Bolt Report’ – so, will Bolta chastise the network for their stunt?

    He should. You would think Gina has his back.

  20. JC

    Lol… How low can the left go when they’re now trawling through high care nursing homes looking oldesters like Wilma.

  21. rebel with cause

    LOL – this is now the lead story on news.com.au. Well done CL!

  22. Delta A

    Fibro, your missus should be ashamed, quaffing stubbies of creme de menthe while the poor pensioners are being financially choked to death.

  23. Infidel Tiger

    LOL – this is now the lead story on news.com.au. Well done CL!

    I swear the headline at News.com.au read: THE GO-TO TRANNY.

  24. Greigoz

    I reckon right about now I hope Peta Credlin is having a loud chat with someone at ‘Wake Up.’ And remember, James Mathison is ex The Project – you know, that ABC program pretending its a Commercial offering.

  25. James

    it will now cost him $35.00 every time he takes his family to the doctor.

    Well, you know. Stupidity is contagious.

  26. blogstrop

    And yet the ABC can run the same sort of stupidly anti-conservative slagging commentary most days with their army of Vilmas, many on $250k +.

  27. Infidel Tiger

    Laurie Oakes alleged gotcha on Fat Joe is just ridiculous.

  28. James

    Far from being a pensioner, this dog faced woman is probably sitting in a multi-million dollar pile counting kickbacks her husband stole.

    You can live in a multi-million dollar home and still be a pensioner.

  29. Pyrmonter

    Wait, there’s more: HT to James Morrow, the Prick with a Fork:

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/48078441

  30. Baldrick

    Good one C.L. – I love it when lefties are exposed for the fraudsters they truly are.

  31. Roger

    Wait, there’s more: HT to James Morrow, the Prick with a Fork:

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/48078441

    Oh for the day when the lack of medium priced, non-iron shirts for their husbands could mobilise an army of Australian housewives with Vilma leading them to the barricades!

  32. candy

    There’s something weird about Laurie Oakes spying and reporting on Joe Hockey’s private moments with his young son. It’s just bizarre he would do that and write an article on it.

  33. .

    What a fat, lonely weirdo Laurie Oakes must be.

  34. rebel with cause

    How did Jabba spend the lead up to the budget? Stuffing his face I’ll bet.

  35. Roger

    There’s something weird about Laurie Oakes spying and reporting on Joe Hockey’s private moments with his young son. It’s just bizarre he would do that and write an article on it.
    Agreed, candy, but judging by the pics press photographers were evidently allowed in too. Joe really should know better by now.

  36. twostix

    Wait, there’s more: HT to James Morrow, the Prick with a Fork:

    From that article:

    Her husband, Mr. Leonard Ward, is organiser for the Queensland Transport
    Workers’ Union.

    Mrs. Ward is a member ot the Balmoral Branch of the Union of Australian Women and is a national committee member. She is also secretary of the Norman Park Branch
    of the ALP.

    So the 1967 Australian Womans Weekly had more journalistic ethics than 2014 Channel Ten with all of its ethical University trained “Journalists”. Well done Ten, keep doing what you’re doing in trying to appeal to the ABC’s audience. It’s working out really well for you.

  37. Infidel Tiger

    What a fat, lonely weirdo Laurie Oakes must be.

    Him an Kevin. A queerer coupling one shouldn’t imagine.

  38. James

    Joe really should know better by now.

    They also write a nasty article about Mrs Hockey’s $750 dress.

  39. TonyD

    She was married to some big time Queensland union leader who died some years ago.

  40. Andore Jr.

    Christ almighty is this the best they could muster? The ‘Jango Fett’ clone template for Lee Rhiannon?

  41. candy

    Joe really should know better by now.

    Maybe, Roger, but I think what L. Oakes did crosses some line.

    You know, he’s writing about a young boy of about eight years old, for a story in the major papers. Invasion of privacy, or just plain weirdness.

  42. Galeoturpis

    The same Vilma ward organised apart for Kevin’s homecoming after he got chucked out by Julia. It’s on the Drum and Barry Cassidy’s book! Here’s a great article about her when she was a jolly 38 year old.
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/printArticlePdf/48078441/3?print=n
    Non- iron shirts?

  43. H B Bear

    The Green-Left Weekly Radio Hour formerly known as The World Today are happy to give Vilma a platform,

    VILMA: Why don’t you leave the pensioners alone? If we pull the belt any tighter, we’ll choke to death.

    LOUISE YAXLEY: Vilma is a pensioner who bailed up Tony Abbott on Channel Ten this morning.

    If the ALPBC had any credibility it would damage it pulling stunts like this and those series of questions Snowcone always randomly selects from the Socialist Alliance on Q & A. Luckily the staff co-op is run by no-one and can do as it pleases.

  44. Who Else

    @ amortiser – If i recall correctly her husband was Hughie Williams.

  45. brc

    Obviously they saw how damaging the ‘I’m not stupid’ moment was for for Gillard, so they thought they would copy that. It can’t have been that hard to find a coherent genuine pensioner, but the lazy dolts rang the ALP branch instead, and got found out.

    This will actually work in Abbott’s favor, as the deception will cast suspicion on anyone who vox-pops the news.

    FAIL

  46. H B Bear

    The ALP rarely progresses beyond undergraduate student politics. This is just the latest example.

  47. H B Bear

    Labor should have just had Albo dress up in drag and pull the same stunt. No one would recognize him with those shiny white teeth.

  48. .

    The crap Vilma was spouting in the 1960s was pure communism.

    “All manufacturers just hammer us on price, nothing is cheap, nothing is up to standard”

    It is the same crap that before Obama the feral left used to crap on about “we have 1000 choices and they’re all the same man”

    Give it a rest.

  49. Dan Lewis

    I thought Vilma vas Fred Flinstone’s Hungarian Vife….

  50. Wozzup

    I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this but I certainly have. Channel 10′s morning offerings – Wake Up and the panel format show – a vomit inducing emetic / visual syrup of ipecap that follows it (I cant even recall what its called) are extraordinarily “lefty” – even moreso than the ABC if this is possible. Their anti Abbott theme is a constant from channel 10 in this timeslot.

    This morning all they could talk about was drivel critical of any government attempts to reduce the debt and get the budget into balance and to bang on about the Australian underclass that will be harmed by it.

    I have noticed that most of the people on these shows are very young and it left me wondering and shaking my head. Is this truly the zeitgeist of young Australia? That we must have a big government that doles out money, hand over fist to all and sundry. If so, channel 10 is tapped into it in a big, big way. And it proves that Australia truly is the land where an entitlement culture has taken root.

    Still, bearing in mind recent reports that 49% of households effectively pay no tax (which means that those of use who do are actually supporting two households – ours and someone else’s) it is predictable that these recipients will scream like stuck pigs at any attempt to wean them off the public teat. Its very easy to be outraged at attempts to take away other peoples money which hitherto was being spend on supporting you.

  51. Infidel Tiger

    Channel 10 is behind even the ABC in the ratings.

    The commercial networks need to leave leftism for the experts.

  52. .

    The chicks fall for it and the blokes who aren’t lefties just ignore it.

    It took me a while to deprogramme my sister from the ramblings of ol’ Kochie.

  53. H B Bear

    If Fauxfacts ran a TV station it would be Channel 10.

    The only thing that saves Bungjourno from standing in a Centrelink line.

  54. squawkbox

    Yes, Wozzup, that is depressing. God knows that many of us discover over a lifetime that we are not very good at earning our own living, but Australian twenty-somethings (at least the ones dragged out for these occasions) really should not have such a serious self-confidence deficit. They apparently can’t imagine life without government training wheels.

    Oh and congratulations CL. Consider yourself awarded a virtual 21-gun salute and parade of jewelled elephants.

  55. cohenite

    Yeah Bongshito and jabba hate the conservative; I wonder why?

  56. jupes

    Ten hosts ‘The Bolt Report’ – so, will Bolta chastise the network for their stunt?

    Bolta has it on his blog. While he hasn’t emphasised that it’s from Channel 10, it’s good to see he hasn’t shied away from it.

    Bolta has more integrity in his little finger than the rest of Channel 10 have combined.

  57. amortiser

    Vilma’s husband was Leonard Ward , a senior official of the Transport Workers Union. Hughie Williams probably succeeded him as the TWU chief.

    I had to laugh at Vilma’s article in the Women’s Weekly. It said she wasn’t a whinger yet the whole article was a litany of whinging. She wanted bus shelters to protect commuters from the rain but not to be provided by taxpayers. She was just showing her ignorance of where bus services were funded from. Not much has changed in 40 years.

    The Women’s Weekly article is dated 3 May 1967 and says that Vilma is 38 years old. We are now 47 years later so Vilma is 85. Looks like she is lying about her age as this story claims she is 81 lol.

    Just goes to show you can’t believe anything these ALP sycophants say.

  58. rebel with cause

    “Cost of living! … then there’s a basic wage increase (the latest in Queensland was 50 cents), and the minute you get it – boom – up the prices go.”

    And it doesn’t sound like Vilma has got any wiser with age.

  59. A Lurker

    Bolta has it on his blog. While he hasn’t emphasised that it’s from Channel 10, it’s good to see he hasn’t shied away from it.

    Good – I noticed that he had put it up.

    Look, I don’t care that Vilma Ward has an opinion, is outspoken, and loves Kevin Rudd and by default, the Labor Party. What I do care about is that she is put forward as this woman ‘named only as Vilma’ given a microphone and allowed to have her national spray without the media telling us who she really is, and her decades long affiliation to the Labor Party.

    Tricksy. Dishonest. Deceitful. Unethical.

  60. rugbyskier

    ….and, unsurprisingly, the Fairfax article about Vilma has disappeared from the Canberra Times website where it was very prominent an hour ago.

  61. twostix

    ….and, unsurprisingly, the Fairfax article about Vilma has disappeared from the Canberra Times website where it was very prominent an hour ago.

    Of course. The more conservative evening readers will never know the story existed. And the paper can say they can say they ran it if asked.

    I notice they’ve still got the original story up about some woman named “Vilma” giving it to Abbott on their front page.

  62. caveman

    Surf looked good. Monkey boy always talks shite. And they dug Vilma up from grave .
    Well exposed CL.

  63. jupes

    Tricksy. Dishonest. Deceitful. Unethical.

    Isn’t 10 the network that portrayed Waleed Aly as a ‘terrorism expert’, then didn’t notice that he forgot Boko Haram had a connection to Islam?

  64. Infidel Tiger

    Can we get the ATO to audit her?

    I hear that is a perfectly reasonable thing to do these days.

  65. harrys on the boat

    Reading the thread, Vilma has had 4 husbands; Leonard Ward, Hughie Williams, Fred Flinstone and Boko Haram.

    The dirty old slapper.

  66. Up The Workers!

    Sounds to me like a classic piece of ‘Bung Journalism’ to me.

    No surprise that it was aired by those amateur-hour buffoons at the offensively partisan Channel 10.

    Is she some old girlfriend of Paul Bung-Journo (or maybe Old Laurie Oafs in drag?)

    This embarrassment is what passes for “journalism” at the incompetently-run Channel 10 these days. They must be employing all the dregs who missed out on sheltered workshop employment at the A.L.P.B.C.

  67. Supplice

    Listening to her on 2GB with Ben Fordham. She’s a pathetic lair and a nasty piece of work.

    http://www.2gb.com/audioplayer/44716

  68. Rabz

    ….and, unsurprisingly, the Fairfax article about Vilma has disappeared from the Canberra Times website where it was very prominent an hour ago.

    LOL

    P.S. Non- iron shirts?

    No – they don’t iron themselves. “Ezy-Iron” they’re called – and thankfully my tailor has several different colours and patterns – they take about three minutes to iron rather than five or six.

  69. Fisky

    Reminds me of the last campaign when Labor featured a testimonial from a nice old knockabout bloke who they claimed was “not a rusted on Labor supporter” but turned out to be a foaming-at-the-mouth extremist who hates Catholics.

  70. A Lurker

    Listening to her on 2GB with Ben Fordham. She’s a pathetic lair and a nasty piece of work.

    I was listening to that podcast too and was interested to learn that she had received an Order of Australia for service to the community. I thought that she must have received it years and years ago only to read that she received it relatively recently in June 2009.

    Guess who was Prime Minister back then.

  71. rugbyskier

    The original story, without an update reflecting the recent revelations about Vilma’s past, has reappeared on the Canberra Times website. Those sub-editors at the Bangalore call centre most be getting confused.

  72. Fisky

    So Vilma has an Order of Australia for lifetime services to political extremism and being a member of Kevin Rudd’s local branch I’m sure had nothing to do with it.

  73. Supplice

    OAM’s are common as dirt. Even my old man’s got one, had it for nearly 20 years, and he’s a career public servant. So I thought I’d look and here’s the numbers, as at June 30 2010. I’ll bust out my calculator in a minute but it looks like a heck of a lot of people get them so why the hell should we care?

  74. twostix

    The original story, without an update reflecting the recent revelations about Vilma’s past, has reappeared on the Canberra Times website. Those sub-editors at the Bangalore call centre most be getting confused.

    I’m sure Tom could enlighten us but it seem to me to be a standard tactic.

    Canberran public servants read the times website (among many others) during the day. The Cbr Time’s has to at least pay lip service to the day as it unfolds so it runs the whole story knowing that its daytime readers are overwhelmingly left or are news junkies anyway and it won’t make a difference.

    The trick is for the slightly more conservative “low info” southern Canberran’s getting home from work who read the site in the evening. So the story is often updated in the afternoon, or even “reset” so as to reflect what the paper wants them to hear – the pre-update story. The Cbr Times can claim that they did run the whole story if asked, they ran it nearly all day.

  75. Fisky

    I’m very confused about this budget. At face value, it’s a stinker that raises both spending and taxes while pretending to be austere. But Left-wing extremists are yelling about the budget on twitter and facebook.

  76. Des Deskperson

    ‘WARD, Vilma’ was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) -the lowest ranking order – on 8 June 2009 for service to the Brisbane community. She can doubtless draw comfort from the fact that she has achieved the same honour as Eddy Obeid

    She was also awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for ‘distinguished service to the community’.

    Suburb: Norman Park

  77. stackja

    Heard the radio report. Smelt a rat. Thank you CL! MSM will soon be extinct.

  78. A Lurker

    Channel 10 just ran the Wake Up clip on their Brisbane news report. This time they prefaced the interview with… ‘Vilma, long time Labor supporter’ or words to that effect.

    Arse covering time? If so, they were too late.

  79. Grigory M

    Who is Vilma? Who cares – I prefer Velma.

  80. Grigory M

    Oops – contains a sex scene – sort of – near the end.

  81. H B Bear

    But Left-wing extremists are yelling about the budget on twitter and facebook.

    The afternoon clown on ALPBC radio 720 in Perth described it as “pretty brutal”. It is like listening to North Korean state radio while eating your grass soup.

  82. Infidel Tiger

    The afternoon clown on ALPBC radio 720 in Perth described it as “pretty brutal”.

    6PR has become a rabid left shit fest. Gary Adshead is so willfully ignorant I’m embarrassed for him.

  83. Walter Plinge

    Grigory M
    #1305612, posted on May 14, 2014 at 5:18 pm
    Oops – contains a sex scene – sort of – near the end.

    Thank goodness it’s not Vilma then.

  84. tomix

    She seemed to be on the ABC or in the Bribane Telegraph every evening commenting on issues on behalf of her price watch organisation. It had its own bumper stickers. [I Like SWIPE]?

    Had Ch 10 used someone whose first name didn’t ring a bell with brisbaneites over 50, they might have gotten away with it.

  85. Notafan

    Full time housewife who had to iron seven shirts a week, the horror.
    Twenty two years later on the age pension, if I am right and women still got it at age 60 in 1989. Twenty five years on the age pension.
    Any chance someone paid a penny in tax in their lifetime?

  86. Roger

    Not a mention of the word “Labor” in that election campaign ad from Rudd.
    Shows how much they were on the nose even in the inner south Brisbane heartland.
    Wonder if LNP local members will be resorting to that tactic at the next election?

  87. egg_

    The afternoon clown on ALPBC radio

    One large circus tent.

  88. Tel

    Sigh. If you can’t have a good government, at least try to find someone slightly competent at being bad.

  89. What ever it takes

    With Vilma living in Brisbane she should get herself down to the royal commission into home insulation, she can hear her hero explaining how 4 young Australians died.

  90. Tintarella di Luna

    I have noticed that most of the people on these shows are very young and it left me wondering and shaking my head

    Don’t think it’s just on television shows. A friend who works in a minister’s office said that the young and naive offsider of another Minister came racing in gobsmacked that another Minister had people in their office that were really old, like about 40, like!!!! Little wonder we have the government we have, it has offices full of young, wet behind the ears nitwits, who think 40 is old.

  91. Notafan

    The public service will soon be exclusively staffed by graduates who will get all their ideas from whatever social media forum is a la mode and think having a degree makes them infallible.

  92. Zeitgeist

    The Mrs and I both got up on the wrong side of the bed. So being extra crotchety, we were perhaps just a little more cynical than usual. Poor ol’ 10 didn’t stand a chance when it paraded out North Shore couple, Private School/Luxery McMansion Mum and Vilma. Didn’t know who Vilma was at the time, but we figured that if the last two were living in millionaire’s rows, then so was Vilma. In fact the Mrs cast her eye over Vilma and her surrounds and remarked that she hardly looked like she was doing it hard, being well fed and owning her own home. Can’t fault a woman’s intuition and good on 10 for giving us a parade of the average Aussie entitled winger to get us in a good mood.

  93. Tintarella de Luna

    … think having a degree makes them infallible.

    The ones I really can’t stomach are know-it-all young women, their uppitness is beyond belief. It’s as though some-one’s told them that that just by having lady-parts makes them infallible, unquestionable and if anyone questions them you just ignore them because you’re right and they’re wrong because you are a young woman graduate from a university and that’s that. Next!!

  94. wreckage

    Damn, CL, you are hellacious influential!

  95. Infidel Tiger

    Wake Up executive producer Steve Wood told MailOnline Ms Ward, from Norman Park, was selected by a Brisbane-based producer who remembered her from a segment she did for Channel Nine a decade ago.

    Strike a light! That’s some memory!

  96. So can I clarify: this story was broken by Currency Lad (aka CL ) here at catallaxyfiles?
    That’s awesome, but of course it would be even more awesome if there was more kudos in the MSM.
    Oh well, I guess victory is its own reward.

  97. JC

    Oh, Bindi, get Vilma to come on the show for the Abbott segment.

    who’s Vilma, Steve.

    Vilma was on channel nine Oct 13 2004.

  98. Infidel Tiger

    I broke the story that Abbott and Hockey would produce a dud, big spending budget, prior to them gaining government. Where’s my kudos?

  99. JC

    Damn, CL, you are hellacious influential!

    Yea, the Cat is a leftie killing field. Not a single one has ever escaped unharmed.

    I’m betting Stepford must be apoplectic at the moment that CL broke the story.

    Stepford, if you reading this , as I’m sure you are, forget about CL.

    You need to continue to focus on two important factors in your life. You need to get your head around the fact that the climate models are fucked… totally fucked… and that the libs are coming after anyone milking the disability pension.

  100. JC

    IT

    You probably did go first. But lets face it, they were duds from the very beginning.

    But Congrats.

  101. Gab

    Onya, CL! What a super sleuth.

  102. Gab

    CatallaxyFiles, a well know web log of Marxist academics and Socialist Alliance activists

    WHAT?! I’ve only been gone less than 12 hours and the place has changed! Where’s my memo?
    Nobody tells me anything.

  103. Fisky

    Did CL really break this? What a find! The Left always get bogged down and ultimately destroyed when they stray near this place.

  104. Infidel Tiger

    Was CL wearing pyjamas when he broke this story?

  105. JC

    Was CL wearing pyjamas when he broke this story?

    Real men don’t wear PJs at the computer in the morning. They wear underwear.

  106. wreckage

    Underwear fashioned from the scalps of their enemies.

  107. Gab

    I was going to say he might be sporting an elephant onesie but thought I’d better not.

  108. Grigory M

    Real men don’t wear PJs at the computer in the morning. They wear underwear.

    Naked as a jaybird.

  109. JC

    That’s Sinc with the whip.

  110. Grigory M

    JC – that is gross.

  111. C.L.

    Well, come on.

    “… named only as Vilma …”

    Gee wow, I wonder why that would be.

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

    I broke the story that Abbott and Hockey would produce a dud, big spending budget, prior to them gaining government. Where’s my kudos?

    Oh yeah, like nobody saw THAT one coming ;-)

  113. Rousie

    Vilmagate goes global.

    Yeah but is the badass mother pensioner on Jezebel yet?

  114. Leo G

    “… named only as Vilma …”

    Vilma of Labor e-media. e-Vilma?

  115. Him an Kevin. A queerer coupling one shouldn’t imagine.

    The words “queer” and “coupling” do NOT belong in any sentence featuring Laurie Oakes and Kevin Rudd. OH GOD, MY EYES. CANNOT UNSEE.

    I suspect Vilmagate is going to look very bad for them. There’s a whole rash of “ordinary Australians” putting up stuff on Facebook lambasting Abbott and Hockey, and CL might have fun with tracing some of those back to their sources. One suspects many of them could be shown to lead back to some combination of Labor, the Greens, GetUp, or all three.

  116. Squirrel

    I got excited for a moment and thought Vilma Banky had made a comeback.

  117. tomix

    She’s been a political operative since the 60s. In an oral history recording a couple of years ago, longtime Qld TWU official Hughie Williams claimed that when Len Ward was TWU State Secretary in the 80s, Ward secretly had his own office at one of the major trucking companies and was on their payroll.

  118. Up The Workers!

    Crooked old Vilma has just managed to conclusively demonstrate conclusively why it is, that senior members of the Australian Liars Party – and not the Liberal Party – are currently appearing as “persons of interest” before multiple Royal Commissions into criminality, corruption, and incompetence, and also at I.C.A.C. hearings and numerous Court trials either currently before the Courts or on Appeal.

    Labor (sic) – They’re so bent, they could corrupt around corners. Even their former Federal President is a criminal residing in a prison cell.

  119. Terry

    Wilma is an ALP supporter and was given her OAM from her great mate Kevin Rudd, anyone with half a brain would know that Wilma is ALP through and through and she is not a poor pensioner.

  120. O Dear

    I ask again so whats the point?

  121. wreckage

    I ask again so whats the point?

    You… really can’t see why this would be of interest? In a country where leaving a bottle of wine off your “financial interests” ledger is grounds for immediate resignation?

  122. .

    O Dear
    #1306596, posted on May 15, 2014 at 10:46 am
    I ask again so whats the point?

    A fuckwit running interference for the ALP defends another fuckwit running interference for the ALP.

    Thanks for the worst governance and Government in our history.

    Chumps.

  123. Mr Rusty

    I love the smell of toasted lefties. Smells like victory…again.

    Nice one CL.

    The left must fucking hate the internet, it truly has fucked so many of their causes (global frauding) and exposed so many of their lies, deceptions, propaganda and filth.

    You know if I were them I’d try and do something about that, maybe by seizing back control of telecomms from the private sector by building a national network, spruiking it as the latest greatest technology that we can’t do without and that everyone will get it for “free”. Then once built and under the full control of a lefty Government start filtering out and banning certain websites and information under the guise of protecting the people from misinformation…

    Oh hang on….

  124. CatAttack

    Mr Rusty No the Left love the internet and particularly social media because nothing transmits misinformation faster than useful idiots mindlessly sharing get up / greens / change.org sludge with others. This stuff is shallower than a duck pond and requires zero intellectual rigour. Witness the ridiculous campaign against palm oil. I get one of these messages.sent to me at least once a day and I’m certain if you asked half these people they couldn’t tell you why they want this apart from warm and fuzzy stuff about orang-utans.

    Number of Leftard posts on Facebook outnumber right of centre 100 to 1.

  125. I suspect Vilmagate is going to look very bad for them. There’s a whole rash of “ordinary Australians” putting up stuff on Facebook lambasting Abbott and Hockey, and CL might have fun with tracing some of those back to their sources. One suspects many of them could be shown to lead back to some combination of Labor, the Greens, GetUp, or all three.

    Oh yeah! I googled a few of the other “ordinary voters” on that leaflet. Some of them appear all over the internet, endorsing various ALP causes, or ALP related companies/programmes, etc.

    Quite incesuous when you start looking into it.

  126. Notafan

    Facebook and Twitter
    Home of the unemployable.

  127. .

    You know if I were them I’d try and do something about that, maybe by seizing back control of telecomms from the private sector by building a national network, spruiking it as the latest greatest technology that we can’t do without and that everyone will get it for “free”. Then once built and under the full control of a lefty Government start filtering out and banning certain websites and information under the guise of protecting the people from misinformation…

    Christ. I never gave Conroy credit for being a strategic thinker.

    Thank the gods he was neutered last election.

  128. will

    Oh yeah! I googled a few of the other “ordinary voters” on that leaflet. Some of them appear all over the internet, endorsing various ALP causes, or ALP related companies/programmes, etc.

    Quite incesuous when you start looking into it.

    I was listening to the ABC radio on the way home from work and a ‘pensioner’ rang up, my husband is on DSP and I am on a carers allowance, and demanded to know where she will be getting the $7 to pay for her medical visits. The radio host folded, I would have loved to have been there and asked why she cannot afford $70 (the maximum payable by pensioners over 10 visits) and why taxpayers should even be paying for her to visit the doctors anyway.

    She was very articulate and snapped “thats irrelevant’ when the host raised the mildest of objections. The schooled labour stooges are everywhere.

  129. CatAttack

    Talking of people misrepresenting themselves Steve as a test I was just looking at Facebook post from the ALP (yes I am masochist) and the first bloke I come across passing himself as a pensioner and claiming he can’t afford a beer or cigarettes on his Facebook page shows him to be in a very well paid job. Bloody lying Barstools. I reckon most of the people they find for TV are plants or relatives of the producer.

  130. Notafan

    If it’s too easy to get a DSP it’s probably also too easy to get a carer’s pension.

  131. Fisky

    You know if I were them I’d try and do something about that, maybe by seizing back control of telecomms from the private sector by building a national network, spruiking it as the latest greatest technology that we can’t do without and that everyone will get it for “free”. Then once built and under the full control of a lefty Government start filtering out and banning certain websites and information under the guise of protecting the people from misinformation…

    Oh hang on….

    Or they could just hand control of the net over to Vladimir Putin, the Chinese Communists and Iran. Oh hang on, they’re doing that too!

  132. tomix

    Someone at the Courier Mail has a sense of humour. Page 7 of todays CM has a picture of Vilma holding a maltese terrier, under the headline RELEASE THE HOUNDS.

  133. Di

    I’m sure it has been posted before, but I think that this is the comment of the day on all of this rubbish.


    http://www.skynews.com.au/video/program_pml/2014/05/14/paul-murray-live–editorial-14th-of-may.html

  134. wreckage

    Paul Murray didn’t hesitate to kick the shit out of the media. They deserved it.

  135. Beertruk

    Di
    #1307080, posted on May 15, 2014 at 7:08 pm
    I’m sure it has been posted before, but I think that this is the comment of the day on all of this rubbish.

    http://www.skynews.com.au/video/program_pml/2014/05/14/paul-murray-live–editorial-14th-of-may.html

    Touche.

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