Does her dad own a brewery?

Okay – so Palmer United Party Senator Jacqui Lambie was a bit saucy on the radio today:

Speaking on Heart 107.3’s Kim and Dave Show this morning, Ms Lambie revealed that she hasn’t been in a relationship in 11 years but is open to love.

“They must have heaps of cash and they’ve got to have a package between their legs, let’s be honest,” Ms Lambie said. “I don’t need them to speak, they don’t even need to speak.”

Then there was a bit of banter with a caller:

“Do you have plenty of cash?” Ms Lambie asked Jamie.

“I’m just a bit concerned that at 22 years of age and living in Tasmania you might not be quite there yet?”

Jamie assured her he does have plenty of cash.

She then asked, “I’m just a bit concerned because you’re so young, I’m not sure you’d be able to handle Jacqui Lambie.”

Jamie assured her he could.

And then Ms Lambie asked the really important question, “Are you well-hung?”

Jamie assured her he is … “like a donkey”.

So now Jamie and Senator Lambie are going on a date. Good luck buddy – take her somewhere nice and treat her like a lady.

Rather than treat the whole exercise as some light hearted banter and laugh it all off it seems everyone has gone into humourless prude mode. Sure if a man were to say that all he wanted was a woman with huge knockers who didn’t need to talk much we’d be taking a somewhat different perspective. But that didn’t happen and so what? Yes – I am holding men and women to somewhat different standards, and beta-males will have get over it.

Update: Jacqui Lambie apologises.

“A lot of people laughed, including the tradie I was talking to, some people may have got offended.”

“I apologise to any radio listeners who may be offended by my comments on Kim and Dave’s Show.”

Senator Lambie said she knew her “political enemies” will make a big deal out of her comments.

“The reality is I was talking with Kim and Dave on Heart FM, not Sarah Ferguson on the ABC,” she said.

I completely agree – timing and context is important.

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241 Responses to Does her dad own a brewery?

  1. Her comments are ridiculous, Sinc… she may merely be intending on “having a joke”, but the fact is she is becoming one (more so, each day).

    Didn’t the senate universally condemn Wicked Campers just recently?

    Give people enough rope, and they well-hang themselves.

  2. Gab

    seems everyone has gone into humourless prude mode.

    No that’s not it at all. It’s about hypocrisy of the left. She’s a Senator and is behaving like a crass bogan frightbat but apart from that if a male conservative politician said something similar targeting a female, the presstitutes in the hate media and the leftards on twitter would go nuclear for days and the howls of misogyny would be heard from Beta Centauri.

  3. 70sPlayboy

    Dear Jacqui, the playboy bearskin rug is ready to be deployed and at you service. I just won’t allow Clive to watch.

    Will you be wearing a uniform?

  4. Cato the Elder

    *Yawn*

    Senator Lambie shows her arse, er . . class. So what?

  5. 70sPlayboy

    Sorry I meant at your cervix

  6. cohenite

    Oh good, so tit jokes are back on the table.

    2 guys met in an airport; the topic was how you often say something different from what you mean.

    The first guy said yeah, at the ticket counter he meant to say “2 tickets to Pittsburgh” but because the lady had big breasts he said “2 pickets to Titsburgh.

    The other guy said something similar happened to him at breakfast. He meant to ask his wife to pass the milk but said, “you bitch, you ruined my life.”

  7. Infidel Tiger

    Pickles would root her.

  8. Rousie

    I expect a rope-a-dope pile on.
    The good senator may find the novelty of it all wears thin pretty quickly.

  9. incoherent rambler

    Given the lady’s work colleagues (senators), is it now appropriate for journalists to query male senators about their equipment sizes?
    A hung parliament is a possibility.

  10. Clam Chowdah

    She’s a senator. This sort of conversation is classless for men and women.

  11. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    OK. All donkeys can say what they like on this thread.
    You won’t hear a peep out of me. :)

  12. Sinclair Davidson

    Gab – Yes. But we know they’re dickheads, we don’t need to follow their example. At the same time, if she’d not been giving the Abbott government a hard time a lot of people would be defending her, or just laughing it off.

    Fleeced – Some of those wicked camper slogans and witty and funny and other just not.

  13. incoherent rambler

    Now, is anyone serious about the idea of senate voting reform?

  14. A hung parliament is a possibility.

    Such an obvious joke for the taking, and I didn’t think of it :(

  15. nic

    Rather than treat the whole exercise as some light hearted banter and laugh it all off it seems everyone has gone into humourless prude mode.

    I’m sorry Sinc, in a country where a man has been lambasted for winking, looking at his watch and wearing a blue tie, to the utter howls of much of the leftist media for quite some time, there are real issues of hypocrisy and double standards at play. If anyone needs to get a sense of humour, its the feminists.

  16. Gab

    But we know they’re dickheads, we don’t need to follow their example. At the same time, if she’d not been giving the Abbott government a hard time a lot of people would be defending her, or just laughing it off.

    Rubbish. It has nothing to do with how Lambie hates Abbott. It has everything to do with an oafish and boorish series of comments from a low-rent Senator.

  17. incoherent rambler

    Good publicity for Dissident Climate Criminal Party.

  18. Gab

    It could have been worse though. She could have WINKED during the exchange. Winks seem to set theCanberra presstitutes off.

  19. Motelier

    Does size really matter?

  20. Now, is anyone serious about the idea of senate voting reform?

    Nah… she might be a joker, but she’s still better than Milne, SHY, Lee Rhiannon, Penny Wright…

    Crikey, the current senate is a toilet. Poor David and Bob.

  21. Delta A

    a lot of people would be defending her, or just laughing it off.

    I could laugh it off too, if not for the double standard which would see a conservative senator drawn and quartered and eaten alive throughout the next seven-day news cycle news for being so disgusting.

    Level the playing field and I’ll rediscover my sense of humour.

  22. Gab

    the double standard which would see a conservative senator drawn and quartered and eaten alive throughout the next seven-day news cycle news for being so disgusting.

    They’d be baying for his resignation. The angry leftards would take to the streets with pitchforks and effigies.

  23. candy

    Perhaps there would be humour but just the other week she said Tony Abbott “paraded” his daughters insinuating he “prostituted” them for the election campaign and called him a psychopath.

    I guess I’m biased being a conservative, I know. I think a male pollie would be joining the dole queue tomorrow after similar comments.

  24. Habib

    She’s all class, fully representative of ther boganisation of Australia and its politics. Frankly I don’t care if she says she wants to shag a great dane, anything that pops out of her gob is cretinous.

  25. incoherent rambler

    Moves are afoot to change the way senators vote. Rather than raise their hand …

  26. kevin

    The word “trollop” springs quickly to mind. Is that non-PC?

  27. It is pretty scary when you consider that she’s still more sensible than any of the Greens.

  28. incoherent rambler

    It is pretty scary when you consider that she’s still more sensible than any of the Greens.

    and the red underpants, and wong , and …

  29. Notafan

    One good thing about our Jacquie, no surprises.

  30. stackja

    August 11, 2005
    Victorian Julian McGauran, the Nationals’ whip in the Senate, was caught on parliament’s video cameras flipping his index finger at the Opposition side of the Senate, following a narrow vote.

    Senate President Paul Calvert told parliament he had viewed the footage but did not believe the incident breached parliament’s official rules of behaviour.

    “I remind the Senate that I require all senators to behave with decorum and courtesy in the chamber – that is what the Australian people expect.

    Labor frontbencher Stephen Conroy said he was surprised the behaviour had not been ruled obscene and unparliamentary.

    linky

  31. Motelier

    It is pretty scary when you consider that she’s still more sensible than any of the Greens.

    Fleeced,

    I would flush the whole group of PUP and Green Senators down the “S” bend.

    I mean really, what have they done to benefit Australia?

  32. Delta A

    I’m happy to agree with you for a change, Candy. Good point! Abbott must not parade his daughters, but Lambie can tell the world that her son thinks he’s well hung.

    Someone is abusing their child’s trust here…

  33. H B Bear

    I’ve outsourced my outrage to K D Wong and Dilbersek.

    C’mon gals. Get those handbags whirring.

  34. Yon Toad

    You disappoint me Sinc. Yes, I agree, La Lambie didn’t say anything to get uptight about, but if it had been a male MP saying “My ideal woman must have a nice, tight, whatsis.”, the howling would have gone on until he castrated himself in public.

  35. oldsalt

    Delta I apologise for my earlier sexist joke re boxing day sales. Sorry, I should have apologised earlier.

  36. Steve of Glasshouse

    I must have synesthesia; I think in youtube

  37. egg_

    I expect a rope-a-dope pile on.

    Soap on a rope?

  38. H B Bear

    Another argument (if it were needed) for annexing Tasmania. Give it to Tubbsie and Bob Brown on the condition they take Sarah Hyphen-Seapatrol and Scott Dudlam with them.

  39. nic

    BTW Sinc, what’s the bet at your place of work that if you were even accused of making comments such as that about a student or a colleague, whether true or not, your tenure would be revoked faster than a rat up an aqueduct? The time for having a laugh has long past.

  40. caveman

    Jamie was her son??? Who would have thunk that.

  41. john constantine

    if somebody is on an undesired 11 year dry spell, and is lashing out in anger and frustration, that is a problem for society, if they are in charge of a weopon of mass destruction.

    as a livestock grazier, i see the next green government as the beginning of the end for my business, so senator lambie going on the fritz, because she is leading an unaffirmed desocialised unfulfilling life–while being swing vote in the senate, is a looming disaster.

    it makes you wonder if a good clean out of the pipes would be all it would take to get the kitten purring again.

  42. Steve of Glasshouse

    No more hung parliaments ay..

  43. You like double standards, Davidson? You would get a belly laugh in the anti-male Family Court then.

  44. Sinclair Davidson

    if you were even accused of making comments such as that about a student or a colleague

    On the other hand, I did once have a student give me a bottle of chocolate flavoured body paint.

  45. Bear Necessities

    If her Dad owned the James Boag’s brewery then yes.

  46. egg_

    Does size really matter?

    More so in a one night stand than a serious relationship, so I’m told. ;)
    (‘course Lambie’s words were in jest, if a bit crass).

  47. Baldrick

    She not only disgraces herself but the office she holds … and what if it was a male politician saying the same things about a female?

  48. steve

    I would flush the whole group of PUP and Green Senators down the “S” bend.
    I mean really, what have they done to benefit Australia?

    Didn’t one on them play that game where you end up with cauliflower ears and no necks? Apparently no brains either.

  49. Perfidious Albino

    Even the former First Hairdresser got more stick for his prostate exam, lady doctor with small hands bon mot…

  50. Duncan

    I heard a rumour that the Sex Party has been in touch with her. The conversation included discussion on swapping preferences :-)

  51. Eddystone

    On the other hand, I did once have a student give me a bottle of chocolate flavoured body paint.

    All very well, but was he well hung?

  52. goatjam

    “You would get a belly laugh in the anti-male Family Court then”

    Not to mention their partners in crime, the Child Support Agency. That entire department is staffed by man hating lesbian feminazi’s, homosexuals and assorted omega male white knight sycophants.

    First against the wall etc.

  53. Sinclair Davidson

    She was, and remains, magnificent.

  54. Shy Ted

    As the old saying goes, “it’s better to be hung for a sheepie as a Lambie.” Boom boom.

  55. I am the Walrus, Koo Koo K'Choo

    Remember that Rimmer’s ratings went up after his drunken night at Scores was plastered all over the papers.

    She may have cornered the ‘invisible single mums’ voting block.

  56. .

    caveman
    #1391642, posted on July 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm
    Jamie was her son??? Who would have thunk that.

    I thought he was her uncle.

  57. Gab

    She was, and remains, magnificent.

    So that’s why you married her.

  58. nic

    On the other hand, I did once have a student give me a bottle of chocolate flavoured body paint.

    Did you explain that one to Mrs. S? Remember, no good deed goes unpunished, Sinc.

  59. Alfonso

    Alas for the Jac…lotsa money buys mega better than bogan vous, sweetie.
    A PUPette who has no understanding of how that works.

  60. Eddystone

    She was, and remains, magnificent.

    Like this, Sinc? (Not really work safe, but tasteful.)

  61. Sinclair Davidson

    Remember, no good deed goes unpunished, Sinc.

    Luckily, I keep my good deeds to a minimum. :)

    So that’s why you married her.

    Well spotted. Mind you I only ever got the one bottle of chocolate flavoured body paint. :(

  62. Sinclair Davidson

    Very nice Eddystone – no wonder I’ve put on so much weight since getting married.

  63. Gab

    Well, your birthday’s coming up, Sinclair. You can always drop hints.

  64. Delta A

    Old salt at 6.25pm.

    I’m trying to get all stippy about your Boxing Day sales joke, but to be honest, I have no idea what you’re talking about. Maybe a misdirected apology? Wrong fred? Maybe I was having a nanna nap at the time.

    In any event, consider yourself absolved, m’ old son. And keep up the entertaining posts.

  65. Sinclair Davidson

    You can always drop hints.

    Nah – don’t be silly. Just buy it myself and give it to her saying, “I’ve saved you the effort of buying me a present this year.” That’s what she does with the jewellery. Mind you, I’ve already bought the Judge Dredd bobblehead, and two presents seems a bit extravagant.

    ps. my birthday is far, far into the future. I’m going to be young for a long, long time yet. :)

  66. Sinclair Davidson

    In all seriousness – Mrs D has put her finger on the issue: If we want to criticise Lambie let’s do it for what she’s actually done to annoy us, as opposed to confected outrage.

  67. Helen

    Does size really matter?

    If you have to ask the question, you already know the answer.

    But I have always wondered about Dolly and his reputation as a lothario. Small hands, short nose, probably drives a big car – I don’t imagine he has a packed lunchbox or am I just being shortist?

  68. New poster

    Third person talk – “I’m not sure you’d be able to handle Jacqui Lambie” signals that this person is indeed above all of you Public Service plebs, and she’ll do what she wants.
    Cos she’s Jacqui Lambie.

    [like your comment - if you want to post here, you'll have to choose a different user name. Sinc]

  69. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Gab:

    No that’s not it at all. It’s about hypocrisy of the left. She’s a Senator and is behaving like a crass bogan frightbat but apart from that if a male conservative politician said something similar targeting a female, the presstitutes in the hate media and the leftards on twitter would go nuclear for days and the howls of misogyny would be heard from Beta Centauri.

    Yup. Gab’s comment earns a gold star.

    And everyone now knows that tasmania got EXACTLY the crass, ill-educated, stupid loon ‘senator’ they truly deserve.

    What’s really offensive about the whole thing is her gleeful destruction of the office and of the institution. As evinced not by her vainglorious and pathetic boorishness in this case, but by her poisonously personal reference of the PM as ‘a tool’.

  70. elhombre

    “and beta-males will have get over it.”

    Do you fancy yourself an alpha male Sinc? I’ve seen your photo mate .. forget it ! :)

  71. pete m

    That disgusting ferral does not deserve her own thread.

    Starve the “lady” of oxygen.

  72. cynical1

    Six years @ $200k.

    I know who got the big dick.

    And it wasn’t her.

    The hard Left probably came up on a diet of “The little red book”, the hard Right “Mein Kampf”.

    Great, we now are reduced to a diet of “Picture magazine” for Palmer’s lot.

    Poor fella, my country…

  73. Toiling Mass

    Remember when Abbott was helping Fiona Scott campaign and said that, among other things, she had “sex appeal”?

    The press did that thing of theirs where they are so speechless they talk and type about it for days.

    He shouldn’t have been so crass, and should have just said she had great knockers and reckoned she’d be a great root.

  74. Gab

    Does size really matter?

    If you have to ask the question, you already know the answer.

    LOL.

  75. Gab

    ps. my birthday is far, far into the future.

    Yes I know but I like things planned in advance.

  76. Delta A

    MK50 at 7.26pm.

    You and Gab have nailed the issues.

    The offence is not merely the blatant double standard, but also the desecration of the office of the Senate. If everyone is okay with a crude, loudmouthed newbie launching our parliament into these new, house-bogan dimensions, then okay. I’m not going to bother trying anymore. I’ll get on the pension, take Clive’s promised extra $200.00 per fortnight (week?) and leave the next generations to assume the worries I’ve been bearing.

    Good times all round, eh?

  77. Tiny Dancer

    Apparently she had a breast reduction and I paid for part if it. That. Is. Just. Not. On.

  78. George Brandis thanks for NOTHING

    “I’m not sure you’d be able to handle Jacqui Lambie”

    Am sure that I WOULDN’T WANT to handle Jacqui Lambie.

    A man’s got to know his limitations.

  79. I didn’t know her dad owned a brewery. I take everything back.

  80. Apparently she had a breast reduction and I paid for part if it. That. Is. Just. Not. On.

    That’s like making me pay for alcohol reduction. Oh, wait…

  81. He shouldn’t have been so crass, and should have just said she had great knockers and reckoned she’d be a great root.

    That depends if he’s talking about Fiona Scott or Jacqui Lambie.

    [runs away]

  82. Tom

    She then asked, “I’m just a bit concerned because you’re so young, I’m not sure you’d be able to handle Jacqui Lambie.”

    Our “new poster” got it in one: the bogan parkingcopesque simpleton is so enamoured with her accidental power and money, she’s now using the meeja to pick up toyboys and has slipped effortlessly into referring to herself in the third person.

    It’s a slow-motion car wreck we’ll be paying for at least for the next decade. And the AbbottSatan Regime has chickened out on stopping political gangsters like Glen Druery from gaming the Senate voting system.

    The joke is on us.

  83. Yes – I am holding men and women to somewhat different standards, and beta-males will have get over it.

    Does that make you an alpha male then??? :p

  84. Well spotted. Mind you I only ever got the one bottle of chocolate flavoured body paint

    If anyone ever used such an item on Senator lambie they had better have shares in a paint stripper company to cleanse their eyes.

  85. duncanm

    .. and people have the temerity to get stuck into this guy

  86. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Our “new poster” got it in one: the bogan parkingcopesque simpleton is so enamoured with her accidental power and money

    I “know a bloke wot knows a bloke” who was on the staff of a politician who shall remain nameless. This theme came up in conversation. As the staffer poured himself another wee dram, he said “Think about it. You want a car for 7 a.m tomorrow. it’s organized. Somebody sorts your papers, keeps your diary, makes sure you are fully briefed on every contingency…it would be very easy for it to go to your head.” I wonder if this is what the new Senator is discovering?

  87. candy

    She’s on a salary of $200,000 for 6 years and is part of a party that holds the balance of power and everything she says is splashed around the media.

    She’s going to attract male attention of some sort, although if their “package” does not live up to expectations she will go on the radio telling Australia about it. Daunting for a chap! :)

  88. Tom

    Haven’t seen Frank Walker from National Tiles post here for some time now.

    Any chance we could do a deal with that troll to post here in exchange for not setting out to annoy the shit out of me and everyone else in his fucking radio ads? I’m astonished this cretin hasn’t destroyed his business already: he treats his customers like idiots.

  89. rebel with cause

    Seemed a bit crass. She isn’t the brightest lass though and the questions clearly got her on the hop. As for bringing the Senate into disrepute – please, this is the place that saw Bob Brown and Kerry Nettle heckle George W. Bush. For all her faults, I’d back Lambie to have way more class than those two combined.

    I’m far more trouble by the fact that Lambie appears to think she was elected to fight for welfare recipients. Look around you love, welfare, the Greens and the dead hand of government have killed North-West Tasmania. Your electorate wants jobs and anyone that stands in the way of that should be your enemy.

  90. Delta A

    Daunting for everyone, Candy.

  91. Oh come on

    The whole thing is just a massive case of TMI and disturbing mental images that you wish had desensitised your mind prior to eating dinner.

    Lambie is a crass bogan, but she’s not sugar-coating anything – isn’t that the way her two children came into the world?

  92. My gripe is with her conduct. The “studgate” interview on the radio is conduct unbecoming a Senator.
    The people of Tas may elect anyone they wish. I just wish they’d elected someone who knows how to conduct themself in public.

  93. For no reason at all, I am reminded of a classical poem.

    Lydia tam laxa est equitis quam culus aeni,
        quam celer arguto qui sonat aere trochus…
    Hanc in piscina dicor futuisse marina.
        Nescio; piscinam me futuisse puto. (Martial XI, xxi, 1-2 & 11-12:)

    Lydia is as loose as a brazen horse-man’s arse
    like a loud rolling hoop, made of brass…
    It’s said that I shtupped her in a briny, fish-filled sink;
    I dunno, I shtupped the pond, I think.

  94. Infidel Tiger

    The Frightbats at Fairfax’s Daily life have just offered Lambie a weekly column.

    She has rejected the offer. Not big enough.

  95. Ban Frank Walker from the Cat

    Mammamia (apparently that’s some sort of blog) is blaming Abbott because he winked and therefore he set the standard. Poor Jacqui is not to blame for her own actions.

  96. Tom

    Yep, some fucktard dickless Abbott hater named Kate Leaverr at suckmythumb.com excused Lambie’s lack of breeding with the following:

    So, yeah. That just happened. Live on radio. With an actual human being who sits in Australian parliament.

    When we know exactly how our Prime Minister would react, can we really expect any better?

  97. Megan

    Lambie makes bogans look all class.

  98. johanna

    Heh, Deadman, all the kids who thought we Latin scholars at school were a bunch of boring flogs didn’t know what they were missing. :)

    Re Lambie, does anyone know if she is one of Sir Les Patterson’s many and scattered love children? Both the appearance and the temperament hint at the possibility. And since Sir Les would go anywhere, anytime as long as all expenses were paid and the free booze was flowing, he is bound to have called in at the Apple Isle now and then …

  99. Look, Clive Palmer twerked on camera before the election and nobody had a problem with it. I thought that was a far worse crime against decency, as I had no desire to see Clive Palmer twerking, yet without any warnings there he was.

    It would have been nice to have a message like, “We wish to caution viewers that once seen, the following footage cannot be unseen.”

    Palmer set the pace. she’s just following it.

  100. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “Rather than treat the whole exercise as some light hearted banter and laugh it all off it …”

    Turn it up Sinclair.

    This thing pulls a couple of hundred thousand a year plus probably another ton in perks to sit on her fat clacker, along with Doris Bagshawe, Sarah Helter-Skelter, Conroy, Cameron, Peris-Kneebone and a clutch of other assorted misfits, to decide how my money is spent and how I may be permitted to live my life.

    Bringing to notice her absent intellect serves only to deepen my resentment that this is so.

    I also found today that she was a professional defence force bludger for a decade who crafted a taxpayer funded boob job, ducked active service in East Timor and eventually became a victim demanding compensation. The army categorised her as a “malingerer.” There’s nothing at all amusing about that to those who have footed the bill and, one assumes, to her workmates who had to carry her as dead weight.

    I’ve discarded any expectation of any of them showing respect for the position – the slag from Altona set the new standard for Australian politicians, to applause too widespread to ignore. We truly are getting the class of representative the bogans favour, as do the two bit hookers from the press.

    Today she publicly, crudely bagged one of the most contributive and demonstrably decent men in the Parliament, who sets an impressive demanding personal standard she couldn’t possibly understand. Spivs and urgers like her also do not understand that they need people such as him around to do those things of which they are incapable.

    But yeah, nah, give her a pat on the back for turning up – everyone deserves a prize, especially if they make us laugh.

    “So now Jamie and Senator Lambie are going on a date. Good luck buddy – take her somewhere nice and treat her like a lady.”

    She’s not. But.

  101. tomix

    My gripe is with her conduct. The “studgate” interview on the radio is conduct unbecoming a Senator.

    Apparently you’ve forgotten Senator Mal Colston of the ALP. But that’s understandable.
    The Australian media completely forgot him between 1975 and 1996.

  102. Tom

    does anyone know if she is one of Sir Les Patterson’s many and scattered love children?

    Lambie is actually a brilliant future Barry Humphries character who writes herself. I wonder if Baz has the energy to render her? I hope so. He must be exceptionally bored with his cash cow, Edna.

  103. tomix

    Her greatest crime is having a breast reduction.
    She can’t be forgiven for that.

  104. If you let Clive’s twerking slide, it’s too late to suddenly get offended now.

  105. Ban Frank Walker from the Cat

    I agree with everything Mick from Gold Coast said just now.

  106. Splatacrobat

    Lambie makes bogans look all class.

    Lambie makes Pauline Hanson look like Margaret Thatcher by comparison.

  107. Des Deskperson

    “The reality is I was talking with Kim and Dave on Heart FM, not Sarah Ferguson on the ABC,” she said.”

    That’s actually quite astute; whatever her other failings, she clearly grasps ABC sanctimony.

  108. Ban Frank Walker from the Cat

    Lambie makes Julia Gillard look like Elizabeth II

  109. Megan

    Thanks you Mick for saying everything I don’t have the time to say. She is as ugly on the inside as she is on the outside. I’ve met her type before and it is a matter of disgusted wonder that they continue to thrive.

  110. Megan

    Her greatest crime is having a breast reduction.
    She can’t be forgiven for that.

    Why not? The less there is of her the better.

  111. nerblnob

    When we know exactly how our Prime Minister would react, can we really expect any better?

    Haha. Classic. “We know exactly” . You’d think any normal person would read that back to themselves and realise how prejudiced it makes them look. Any normal person not living in a bubble of affirmation.

    Anyway, the reaction or non-reaction to Lambie’s banter shows that everyone silently acknowledges that there is a vast difference between males and females, no matter how much they spout “equality”.

  112. If you let Clive’s twerking slide, it’s too late to suddenly get offended now.

    We weren’t offended. We were scarred.for.life.

  113. EB

    The usual huge concern about what someone says and usual minimal concern about their political actions.

    It’s grear that every lightweight in every media outlet wants to weigh in on this nonsense.

    Says as much about them and their operating levels as it does Lambie.

  114. It’s grear that every lightweight in every media outlet wants to weigh in on this nonsense.

    Yet Sinclair is here saying that it’s no big deal — and I agree.
    However plenty of commenters are enjoying the opportunity to be uptight snobs.

  115. candy

    At this stage, we are waiting for the leaders of the opposition parties to make statements regarding the interview.

    My feeling is that Clive Palmer, Bill Shorten and Ms Milne are anxiously perusing comments and polls to tell them what to say.

  116. Peter from SA

    Does size really matter?

    “I’ve been told” that elephants are very well endowed, but that does not make them sensitive lovers.

  117. I hear that when an unnamed senator left the army she wrote to her commander requesting the pleasure of his company at her farewell party; he replied that most of his company refused to volunteer but that he’d send her a couple of platoons.

  118. Infidel Tiger

    Deadman for the win!

  119. When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of comprehending any save the most elemental — men whose whole thinking is done in terms of emotion, and whose dominant emotion is dread of what they cannot understand.

    So confronted, the candidate must either bark with the pack or be lost…

    All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.

    The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men.

    As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal.

    On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

    H. L. Mencken Baltimore Sun (26 July 1920)

  120. kae

    It wasn’t funny. It was tacky.

    Not even double entendre or euphemisms which are a bit subtle.

    Tacky.

    She’s a tacky sheila.

  121. Ripper

    Reminds me of this old ditty,

    I’ve found the prefect woman
    I could not ask for more
    She’s deaf and dumb and oversexed
    And owns a liquor store.

  122. Old School Conservative

    I’ll bite on your well-thrown bait Sinc.
    You haven’t said why you hold men and women to different standards. If a male Senator said something similar, why wouldn’t you also call it “a bit of banter“? I don’t think it is beta males who have to get over your opinion, rather it is the pantywaisted weak kneed PC brigade who want to turn a blind eye to Lambie’s crass stupidity who should wake up to themselves for their raging hypocrisy.
    At least you say you have double standards before the accusations fly.

  123. Menai Pete

    The horrifying thing is that I have to go to sleep tonite with the horrible images she has infused on my brain

  124. oldsalt

    Grig your reference reminds me of Kornbluth’s Scifi classic The Marching Morons. I’m not suggesting we should put Lambie in a spaceship and send her to Venus, not yet anyway link

  125. You haven’t said why you hold men and women to different standards.

    says “old school conservative.”
    What kind of old school conservative are you, if you don’t hold men and women to different standards?
    Pffft.

  126. “I’ve been told” that elephants are very well endowed, but that does not make them sensitive lovers.

    Sensitivity (from a lover) may be wasted on Senator Lambie.

  127. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Someone humor me. Was, or was not the Senator in receipt of any pension, when she ran for the Senate – my understanding is that, anyone receiving a pension is ineligible to run for Parliament? Little matter of the Constitution?

  128. TerjeP

    I would agree with Sinclair but for all the sanctimonious ranting we recently heard from Jackie Lambie about Tony Abbott. She is a hypocrite of the highest order. She deserves contempt.

  129. Sinclair Davidson

    Zulu – military pensions are exempt.

  130. oldsalt #1391932, posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Thanks oldsalt. Excerpt below from wiki – sounds like a hoot.

    The story is set hundreds of years in the future: the date is 7-B-936. John Barlow, a man from the past put into suspended animation by a freak accident involving a dental drill and anesthesia, is revived in this future. The world seems mad to Barlow until Tinny-Peete explains the Problem of Population: Due to a combination of intelligent people not having children and excessive breeding by less intelligent people (see intelligence and fertility), the world is full of morons, with the exception of an elite few who work slavishly to keep order. Barlow, who was a shrewd real estate con man in his day, has a solution to sell to the elite, in exchange for being made World Dictator.

  131. Infidel Tiger

    Why do so many Tasmanian Senators have problems with old growth forests?

  132. Peter from SA

    Sensitivity (from a lover) may be wasted on Senator Lambie.

    LOL SatP

  133. Peter from SA

    Zulu – military pensions are exempt.

    Wowsers. Anyone with “gender issues” should join the ADF and be looked after for life.

  134. jupes

    And everyone now knows that tasmania got EXACTLY the crass, ill-educated, stupid loon ‘senator’ they truly deserve.

    Not really. Tasmanians get 10 times the senators that they deserve. Lambie got about 6% of the Tasmanian vote. If a NSW senate candidate got the same amount of votes they would have only got 0.6% of the NSW vote and wouldn’t have been elected.

    It’s time to stop this gerrymander so Tasmania stops dumping their dregs into Australia’s senate.

  135. Peter from SA

    It’s time to stop this gerrymander so Tasmania stops dumping their dregs into Australia’s senate.

    Jupes: I’m from another gerrymander state. It is wholly f***ed and should change, but won’t.

  136. Clam Chowdah

    BTW Sinc, what’s the bet at your place of work that if you were even accused of making comments such as that about a student or a colleague, whether true or not, your tenure would be revoked faster than a rat up an aqueduct? The time for having a laugh has long past.

    Ha! A portly, bald economics professor who runs a blog laughs in the face of your beta male fumblings.

  137. Infidel Tiger

    It’s time to stop this gerrymander so Tasmania stops dumping their dregs into Australia’s senate.

    Hell no. It’s time the right started using the gerrymander rather than leaving it to the left to exploit.

    A well organised and funded group could game the Senate very easily.

  138. Infidel Tiger #1391969, posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    It’s time to stop this gerrymander so Tasmania stops dumping their dregs into Australia’s senate.

    Hell no. It’s time the right started using the gerrymander rather than leaving it to the left to exploit.

    A well organised and funded group could game the Senate very easily.

    The words “the right” and “well organised” in the one post?

    Aye, there’s the rub!

  139. fry

    Not quite sure if the problem here is the outrage at what she said or the lack of outrage at what she said?

    I could care less about what she said actually, and am always amazed at the whiplash quick outrage most lefties get, when it suits them, my personal bellwether for such is our Plibbers of course

    Maybe I’m just insensitive, oh well.

  140. Habib

    Apparently she eventually convinced DVA she wasn’t fit and able enough to sit on her arse in the guardroom watching cable tv, and bash pissed diggers from behindd with a nightstick on a Friday night, however she’s fit enough to sit on her arse in the senate, and bash taxpayers with a balance of power waddy.

    She’s also having a whinge that DVA are after some dough back, deciding that if she was fit enough to stand for office and campaign, she was fit enough to work. Don’t notice that getting any air time. She’s ideal for the current senate, a lazy, intellectually bereft big mouth with a collosal sense of entitlement and no shame whatsoever about imposing on her fellow citizens.

  141. So she wants a rich guy with a big penis?

    Find her a high-fracture quadriplegic – rich because of a compo payout – with an enormous penis, and she’d soon find out that money and dick size aren’t everything.

  142. My problem is not with the raunch or with the double standard (which will not go away because feminists and masculists and strict egalitarians have theories or write “studies” about “gender”).

    I just wish Jacqui Lambie was like that all the time…instead of being yet another professional scold and PC preacher.

  143. Andrew

    In all seriousness – Mrs D has put her finger on the issue: If we want to criticise Lambie let’s do it for what she’s actually done to annoy us, as opposed to confected outrage.

    No. What she said was revolting from a senator. She went on and on. It was predatory and extremely sexist to someone half her age. She talked about her junk as well as his.

    This is not about sides, or the fact that she’s a loathsome scrag. Had a Lib senator put on that vile show my reaction would be “YTF is this person bringing the game into disrepute like this? WTF is wrong with these people??”

  144. incoherent rambler

    Is there an 18C case for us blokes who are broke and have small dicks?
    I am offended and insulted.

  145. Aristogeiton

    incoherent rambler
    #1392018, posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:45 pm
    Is there an 18C case for us blokes who are broke and have small dicks?
    I am offended and insulted.

    IR, you can lie on the Internet… Just sayin’.

  146. Disillusioned

    If she has a disability pension from DVA which deems her incapable of work the this should be investigated. There are many jobs less demanding than being a Senator in the Defence Force so surely she has committed a crime making her ineligible to be a senator if she has made false declarations in order to gain a pension.

    It would be interesting to her from her military co-workers.

  147. Talleyrand

    No gravitas, nor any other of the Roman virtues required for public office. Polititcians have a role in keeping respect for the parliamentary system, not to turn it into a shameful farce.

    Talking in public about penis size of her son, and her sexual preferences are not fit topics for $200k Senator with role in deciding key legislation

  148. Clam Chowdah

    Talking in public about penis size of her son, and her sexual preferences are not fit topics for $200k Senator with role in deciding key legislation

    Nor is it something a professor of economics would promote, back in the day.

  149. John

    Tart will always be a tart. How did she got her back injured? Sleeping with the “well hanged”? She have two children without father. If she keeps at it and sleep with right union official she will get to top job as the previous tart did.
    It is really sickening that this sort of morally corrupt and IQ free person can get to position were they can influence the governing of country and participate in making law of country.
    To Sinc:
    Please get your dementia and state of mind checked.

  150. A Lurker

    She is an object of ridicule – which means that she fits right in with the quality of a number of politicians who have been misguidedly elected to office by Australians who either put no thought processes into their voting decisions – or who have given us all the middle finger in spite against all politicians.

    One thing is for certain, Senator Lambie is as crass and as bogan as they come – which might be a good look down at the local pub (the one that needs to be hosed out in the morning) or in the Centrelink queue, but it’s certainly not a redeeming feature for our Senate.

    Makes me wish again for not only IQ testing for all our prospective MPs and Senators, but also public personality testing and profiling as well.

  151. Aristogeiton

    A Lurker
    #1392116, posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:47 am
    [...]
    Makes me wish again for not only IQ testing for all our prospective MPs and Senators, but also public personality testing and profiling as well.

    Because these confected indicia are such ready guides?

  152. Blogstrop

    Arguing over who did the least PC comment should fade. The important question of how we got to a situation where the Senate is a joke, a waste of space and money, needs to be seriously considered.

    At the very least there has to be reform of the voting system. I know it can’t be taken all the way to where it should go – Tasmania should only have the same representation as the ACT or NT.

    Does the Senate do what was supposed to do? Does it protect States Rights? Not with the sort of candidate we see getting the golden pass these days. Can’t the lower house do this? Every member of the lower house represents his state.

    Even before this latest travesty of an election the party ticket gave us a bunch of senators of decidedly variable quality. You could become a senator via the patronage system run by a bunch of vindictive and vicious mediocrities without having any talent at all.

    The Senate as it stands is a huge waste of resources with no redeeming features. The committee system was invented to give them something to do, and has degenerated into another device to be gamed and used for point-scoring.

    Bambi Stott-despoya revealed the depth of self-delusion these people become prey to when she said that she and her colleagues were “expert legislators”. They were a hopeless bunch of time servers then, and the current crop is much worse.

    Both houses of parliament have been at least partly filled with people you wouldn’t feed, who richly deserve the old adage “tell them nothing, take them nowhere”. But at least the reps have been elected by the people of their electorate, not simply put in there via the patronage system and the dodgy electoral system.

    These dunderheads do nothing for state rights, they do nothing for the country, they are self-harm on the institution.

  153. Aristogeiton

    Blogstrop
    #1392128, posted on July 23, 2014 at 6:53 am
    [...]
    But at least the reps have been elected by the people of their electorate, not simply put in there via the patronage system and the dodgy electoral system.

    Lolwut? Yeah, no patronage at all in getting preselected by one of the major parties, who own the House of Representatives…

  154. EB

    Blogstrop

    How about we take party names off the ballot. Let’s see how quickly we can decimate the duopoly.

    That’s the only way forward.

  155. How about we take party names off the ballot.

    I like that idea. Why is the electoral commission assisting with the branding of candidates anyway?

    If the ballot didn’t have party afficiliation, how-to-vote pamphlets would then actually have a use. If you want to vote for your party, collect a how-to-vote on the way in. Which most people would do.

  156. don

    Rather than treat the whole exercise as some light hearted banter and laugh it all off it seems everyone has gone into humourless prude mode. Sure if a man were to say that all he wanted was a woman with huge knockers who didn’t need to talk much we’d be taking a somewhat different perspective. But that didn’t happen and so what? Yes – I am holding men and women to somewhat different standards, and beta-males will have get over it.

    Davo is a master of double standards, as he admits above. He’s also against free speech – he censored my satirical comment yesterday which was no worse than Lambie’s.

    It’s about time we started to recognised that this country has completed lost it sense of humour. Political correctness has won.

  157. Aristogeiton

    don
    #1392159, posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:41 am
    [...]
    Davo is a master of double standards, as he admits above. He’s also against free speech – he censored my satirical comment yesterday which was no worse than Lambie’s.

    This is a private blog. You don’t have “free speech” here. Start your own blog, you grot.

  158. Aussiepundit
    #1392158, posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:36 am
    How about we take party names off the ballot.

    I like that idea. Why is the electoral commission assisting with the branding of candidates anyway?

    What would stop people legally changing their name to something else? Like 25 Anthony Albaneses in Grayndler?

  159. don

    This is a private blog. You don’t have “free speech” here. Start your own blog, you grot.

    I accept that Davo is entitled to censor my comment on his own blog. But that doesn’t invalidate my point that his so-called belief in free speech is non-existent. He doesn’t practice what he preaches. He’s a hypocrite.

  160. Aristogeiton

    Hear that Sinc? You’re a hypocrite, apparently.

  161. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    (the one that needs to be hosed out in the morning)

    With the furniture bolted to the floor…….

  162. Don

    I don’t think you understand free speech. One day you will be looking down at the tiles and it will hit you in the face.

    I suggest for now, you buy some ad space. That is an area you can furnish any way you like.

  163. John Williams

    What Sinclair misses is that context is indeed everything, and for Lambi as a Senator not to be aware of this reveals her to be the birdbrain she so obviously is.

  164. Gab

    I don’t think you understand free speech. One day you will be looking down at the tiles and it will hit you in the face.

    I love that you’re such an optimist.

  165. blogstrop

    Lolwut? Yeah, no patronage at all in getting preselected by one of the major parties, who own the House of Representatives…

    1. One or two of those parties actually have preselection ballots. Labor is known to favour parachuting people in. Is it any wonder minor parties and independants don’t do so well? Look what they’ve delivered in the Senate. Look at what they delivered for Gillard/Greens.
    2. Your concept of the Reps being “owned” needs further explanation.

  166. egg_

    I am holding men and women to somewhat different standards, and beta-males will have get over it.

    The crux IMHO.
    The victim culture (of the Left) are the losers.
    The scapegoat is more self-reliant than the perpetually aggrieved/abuser.

    Is it no surprise that Labor’s harridans introduced the most pervasive laws in history?

  167. lotocoti

    She could’ve shown some class and referenced a bit of Robert Burns.

  168. I accept that Davo is entitled to censor my comment on his own blog. But that doesn’t invalidate my point that his so-called belief in free speech is non-existent.

    I suspected at the time that your over-the-top comment about Lambie on the open forum was a set-up.
    The way you’re carrying on about it now makes me think that hunch was right.

  169. Aristogeiton

    blogstrop
    #1392188, posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:26 am
    [...]
    2. Your concept of the Reps being “owned” needs further explanation.

    How does this require explanation? There have rarely in the modern age been more than three members of the House which do not belong to one or the other major parties.

  170. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Has anybody approached Clive Palmer for his comment on the standard of his parties candidates? Do Ms Lambe’s views represent PUP policy in any way?

  171. Aristogeiton

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #1392205, posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:43 am
    Has anybody approached Clive Palmer for his comment on the standard of his parties candidates? Do Ms Lambe’s views represent PUP policy in any way?

    Official PUP policy platform is: “Gas, ass or cash” and “no fat chicks”. Lambie’s latest policies are certainly in the same spirit.

  172. Viva

    Australia is a lucky country, run by second-rate people

    Make that third rate ……

  173. Pickles

    I admit MLSB may have been plonked in front of the TV watching a few to many repeats of The Wackiest Ship in The Army and maybe McHales Navy, but she is, by comparison, the epitome of couth and decorum. And of course, cuteness and yummyness.

  174. Infidel Tiger

    Has anybody approached Clive Palmer for his comment on the standard of his parties candidates? Do Ms Lambe’s views represent PUP policy in any way?

    Well Clive has plenty of money allegedly, but his package disappeared some time in the 70′s.

  175. blogstrop

    Parties make the parliamentary system work.

  176. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Frank Walker from National Tiles at 9:15 am (Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Frank!):

    “Don

    I don’t think you understand free speech. One day you will be looking down at the tiles and it will hit you in the face.

    I suggest for now, you buy some ad space. That is an area you can furnish any way you like.”

    I do believe Don was being infant tile.

  177. Aristogeiton

    Mick Gold Coast QLD
    #1392259, posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:13 am
    [...]
    I do believe Don was being infant tile.

    Christ Mick.

  178. egg_

    ‘course SHY once had her mammaries out, breast feeding in the Senate chamber…

    (Another attention getting escapade).

  179. Parties make the parliamentary system work.

    The constitution combined with an informed voting public make the party system work.
    Parties are just along for the ride.
    There will always be political parties; there’s no danger of them going anywhere.
    But there’s no need for the Electoral commission to help existing parties with their branding and sponsorship of candidates, by helpfully putting little brand names next to the candidates names on the ballot.

  180. In fact, it was the PUP brand name – helpfully promoted on the ballot paper – that got Lambie elected.

  181. notafan

    We ought be actively applauding Lambie’s performance.

    Keep up the good work dearheart, I say.

  182. Gab

    Unfortunately, Lambie has made it in overseas news. UK, US, India…how embarrassment.

  183. Mike of Marion

    Received an email a short while ago!!!!

    NEW PUP SENATOR JACQUI LAMBIE – NOT A DISTINGUISHED MILITARY CAREER.

    Jacqui Lambie enlisted in the Regular Army in 1989 and served 10 years in RACT and RACMP rising to the rank of CPL. She was subsequently reduced in rank for assaulting a colleague whilst drunk. She was injured on duty and the Army paid for a breast reduction to ease back pain. She deployed to East Timor but was deemed medically unfit for duty and was discharged. After a lengthy dispute with DVA, she was declared a malingerer and her Army pension stopped. The Australian public has been sold a PUP!

  184. Delta A

    Pickles at 10.45am.

    I was almost agreeing with you about your snuggle bunny until you mentioned the cuteness and yummyness. Ergh!

  185. Monkey's Uncle

    I suspect that this whole post is really an attempt by Sinc to play devil’s advocate and provoke a reaction merely to drive up comments and blog hits. I am reluctant to take the bait on occasions like this.

    Good luck buddy – take her somewhere nice and treat her like a lady.

    It is obvious that she is not a lady though. Moreover, the notion that chivalry and paternalism somehow demands that women should be permitted to act like crass, foul mouthed sluts while men should be expected to be prim and proper is obtuse. The whole point about traditional gender roles is that women were expected to behave like ladies in order to be treated like ladies.

    Although Sinc’s stated views do indeed parallel modern chivalry, aka feminism, I hope he doesn’t drink that kool-aid.

  186. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    served 10 years in RACT and RACMP rising to the rank of CPL.

    None military readers of the Cat may care to note that such promotion is automatic for RACMP (Royal Australian Corps of Military Police) – the rank gives you the authority to order round the common soldiery. Promotion after that is very slow, indeed.

    She deployed to East Timor but was deemed medically unfit for duty and was discharged.

    I was under the impression that she “went sick” with a “bad back” a couple of days BEFORE
    she was supposed to be deployed. The military has several choice – and unkind- expressions for such conduct.

  187. Rococo Liberal

    Surely SInc, the point is that the Senator has behaved boorishly and not in the way we expect MPs to behave.

    Of course if a male had done this we would have heard a lot of cries about political issues such as sexism. But such political crimes aren’t the issue. The issue is that we expect our MPs not to talk about sex in public. We expect a bit of old fashioned decorum.

    This is a social question not a political one.

  188. egg_

    timing and context is important.

    Yes, the type of quip that may have been made “with the girls” in private; goes with much of her open, frank public talk; presumably, she’s now been set onto the steep part of the learning curve of diplomacy.

  189. Viva

    A crash “Ladette* to Lady” course is urgently required for this individual.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladette_to_Lady

    *The word “ladette” has been coined to describe young women who take part in laddish behaviour. It is defined by the Concise Oxford Dictionary as: “Young women who behave in a boisterously assertive or crude manner and engage in heavy drinking sessions.

  190. Tintarella di Luna

    Jacquie Lambie dear oh dear – that was a Dover mover your blinkin’ arse moment. Methinks George Bernard Shaw coming upon Ms Lambie would have named his play Pigmalion.

  191. Tintarella di Luna

    Thank you Grigory I got it bloomin’ wrong -memory being distracted by the ensemble

  192. Maws

    has slipped effortlessly into referring to herself in the third person.

    I used to refer to myself in the third person, but Maws got sick of it ;)

  193. blogstrop

    Without a party system parliament would be too fragmented to work properly. It would have to be invented.

  194. Token

    This is a social question not a political one.

    How crass. A woman not fit to hold office making unbecoming comments about herself and her son are a realistic display of how the wider society had debased itself. All up it really only harmed herself.

    I agree with others who have commented her base comments are nothing when compared to the lies Windsor made under protection of priviledge about John Anderson, or the vile speech (once again made with the protection of the coward’s castle) by the pea-brained Ludlam before the replay of the WA senate vote.

    You could talk about the people who defended the p3do Collins and a number of others in the same bracket.

  195. Driftforge

    Without a party system parliament would be too fragmented to work properly. It would have to be invented.

    It will exist either formally or informally. The fairly unique aspect of Australian politics is how fixed the factions are, even for formalised parties.

  196. Sinclair Davidson

    RL – I suspect you and I share the view that nobody should be discussing their sex life or sex preferences in public. Yet that isn’t the world that we live in. Not any more. Yet it isn’t a hanging offence either.

    It certainly has made the international news – my mother has sent me the story from the local news.

  197. gabrianga

    One hung like a donkey… the other acts like a donkey… a marriage made in Tasmania?

  198. David

    One hung like a donkey… the other acts like a donkey… a marriage made in Tasmania?

    But are they related?

  199. Jo Smyth

    I hope someone is compiling a catalogue of all this left hypocrisy and it is released immediately when the next LNP person is unfortunate enough to put their foot in it.

  200. nic

    It certainly has made the international news – my mother has sent me the story from the local news.

    Funny how the left normally run with ‘what will the rest of the world think of us/we are a laughing stock’ selectively.

  201. egg_

    Funny how the left normally run with ‘what will the rest of the world think of us/we are a laughing

    stock’ selectively.

    Oz former First Bloke’s crass comments glossed over/quickly forgotten…

  202. rebel with cause

    I look forward to Lambie’s ‘I will not be lectured be lectured on sexism and misogyny’ speech. Sure to put donkeys everywhere in their place.

  203. Habib

    She apparently permamently injured her vertebrae while on a two day bushwalk carrying a standard field pack, and subsequently had breast reduction surgery at public expense to attempt to mitigate her disability, to no avail. I believe she used this catastrophic failure to avoid deployment, and having to actually do any provost work. A class act all over; unfortunately the ADF has a number of such types, almost invariably REMFs.

  204. notafan

    The AAT case makes for interesting reading.
    A later incident where one walked in front of a car when one was apparently under the significanct influence of alchohol was also labled a ‘suicide attempt ’caused by the prior injury and subsequent treatment by a certain government department.
    I do hope if there are overpayments of pension entitlements they are pursued in the same way overpayments to any other Australian are pursued.

  205. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Sinclair at 2:33 pm:

    “Yet that isn’t the world that we live in. Not any more.”

    Sinclair – when I joined a top end subsidiary of a US multinational I was welcomed by the chairman (an outstanding fellow, old Melbourne money and son of a past chairman) who concluded that with “Yours is a powerful and influential role. I want you to know that we do not phuk the female staff.”

    His expectations of exceptionalism pervaded throughout the organisation (that was the only time I heard him swear, it was done for maximum effect) he was widely admired and people simply loved being a part of it.

    His high standards had a commercial value in a very competitive market where tiny measures made a difference, and they brought an inherent discipline, a profitable discipline. It wasn’t merely olde worlde nostalgia, clinging to his ancient way and cobwebbed ’1950s morality.

    Would his modern counterpart have it as “Look, make sure you appoint a secretary with big knockers, eh Mick?” Has the world we live in reached that different point now? Maybe Our Toddy from rugby league, who pisses into his own mouth in public toilets before the mobile phone cameras, has a glittering career ahead after all, as the promotional face in new product placement – he’s a hoot with the young ‘uns and he has two and a half million facebook tweeters.

    I suspect that our lively candid and out there lass, if she was part of the Commonwealth Bank’s public relations team for example, would be facing something immediate today, not being promotion. She’d be feeling as depressed as a prospective hangee, gazing down at her severance cheque and pondering what might have been.

    That won’t happen though because she’s entitled to her four grand a week plus perks, not sackable and need not behave to any standard at all for the next six years. Even if she ramps up her cracking media performance next week and the week after that will not change.

    Good work if you can get it.

  206. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Oooops – I forgot to add in respect of:

    “RL – I suspect you and I share the view that nobody should be discussing their sex life or sex preferences in public.”

    You’ve been away for a period I believe Sinclair but even before you departed the only thing occupying many parliamentarians’ time, most of the media and, we are led to believe, all ‘Strayn famlees, is the sex life of blokes who want to marry blokes. Their lobbyists demand we focus closely on what they do in bed. Billy Clinton hisself is addressing thousands at a conference in Melbourne featuring them on this very day.

    Your view that people should not be “discussing their sex life in public” is sooooo ancient!

  207. Sinclair Davidson

    Mick – Indeed. The very first day I became an academic the then head of school said to me I could do what I liked, but would be fired if I ever lost an exam script or “fucked any of the students”. My current employer has a slightly different set of rules – but I have never lost an exam script. Ever.

    Now I think people are mixing up a whole lot of different contexts – Senator Lambie hasn’t abused her office or misused any power or authority that comes from her office for personal gain. If she were to employ someone of the basis that he was well-hung then that would be a problem. She has expressed an opinion as what she finds attractive in a partner or dating companion.

  208. .

    David
    #1392425, posted on July 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm
    One hung like a donkey… the other acts like a donkey… a marriage made in Tasmania?

    But are they related?

    There is no midget. It would only be de facto.

  209. .

    I never knew the exam scripts were so sacred.

    I’ve seen people say in the same institution, completely divergent options on relationships with students.

  210. Sinclair Davidson

    Your view that people should not be “discussing their sex life in public” is sooooo ancient!

    You’re sounding like my children now.

  211. .

    I want you to know that we do not phuk the female staff.

    I can see this stops a lot of blokes who are A grade arsewipes, but a few people meet lifeling spouses at work. I wouldn’t want to stymie that.

  212. notafan

    She has expressed an opinion as what she finds attractive in a partner or dating companion

    .

    Sorry, what is a dating companion?
    Lambie mentioned somewhere else she recently lost 40kg, which might explain her 11 year drought.
    I just want her to keep talking into a microphone.

  213. .

    I reckon I’m old fashioned for my age. I agree with Sinc.

  214. Frank Walker from National Tiles #1392190, posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:26 am
    Hellloooo Gab…

    Dotty, you are an imp.

  215. egg_

    Dotty, you are an imp.

    A versa-tile one?

  216. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Egg_ – you have stile.

  217. Pickles

    Imagine what she’d be like with half a dozen Bottles of Tart Fuel down her throat? Let’s not discourage her too much. In these dark days we need all the little gems of mirth we can get. My word we do.

  218. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Sinclair Davidson at 4:29 pm:

    “Now I think people are mixing up a whole lot of different contexts – Senator Lambie hasn’t abused her office or misused any power or authority that comes from her office for personal gain. If she were to employ someone of the basis that he was well-hung then that would be a problem. She has expressed an opinion as what she finds attractive in a partner or dating companion.”

    All of that is true Sinclair.

    On reflection I am more concerned with expectation of those carting around “honorable” before their names who, to a degree, influence the thoughts and behaviour of others. As we lower expectations we lose disciplines essential to civilised society.

    I suppose this drifts into relativism, a notion in which others here have better read and more developed views than I.

    I appreciate your responses and the exchange of opinions.

  219. oldsalt

    She woulda got a root in Timor with or without surgery. She might even have stayed there.

  220. nic

    Sinc, all I can say is, if a guy had said it…….

  221. oldsalt

    Nic a guy DID say it. Have you never heard Hawke’s Indira Gandhi joke?

  222. James

    There’s a strategy there – say anything to get a headline. When attacked, blame the attackers and pose as victim.

  223. Viva

    “Yet that isn’t the world that we live in. Not any more.”

    Even oldies in the home of Puritanism can’t be trusted. In 1998 Elizabeth Dole the wife of the presidential candidate was bragging about her husband Bob’s performance in the bedroom.

    If any of us had any lingering doubts about the coarsening of American culture, we had only to watch the news recently. Turn on the TV, and all you saw were stories about Viagra, the new anti-impotence drug. For example, viewers saw Elizabeth Dole—a woman I admire and respect very much and who is a plausible candidate for president in the year 2000—telling the world that her husband was in the protocol test for Viagra. And, she added with a grin, “I can tell you that the drug works.”

    https://www.breakpoint.org/commentaries/4813-viagra-vulgarity

    Any remaining public reticence was obliterated by sex education campaigns on HIV Aids. The phrase “too much information” absolutely became a thing of the past!

  224. The Consigliere

    Finally I can agree with Sinclair. She was hilarious and it was all in good fun. Not to be taken seriously.
    The same goes for her politics.

    The part where it stops being funny is when you realise she’s a freaking Senator.

  225. Gab

    The part where it stops being funny is when you realise she’s a freaking Senator.

    Agreed, however I didn’t find any of it funny. Found it boring, predicable and banal really.

  226. Gab

    She’s the female version of SFB.

  227. Token

    Agreed, however I didn’t find any of it funny. Found it boring, predicable and banal really.

    That is a good summary of her performance to date.

    She’s the female version of SFB.

    It is hard to tell who is more insulted by that comment.

  228. Habib

    Pity she’s not a daphne, then she’d be Lez Patterson.

  229. candy

    In all due respect Prof D, I don’t think you quite totally understand how women feel about this particular issue.

  230. Tel

    If she is doing it because she enjoys talking about her sex life in public, that’s a bit weird but we are a free people, you don’t have to listen.

    If she is doing it to genuinely find a partner then good luck to them both.

    I kind of suspect this is yet another PUP publicity stunt, to crank the hand wringers, and drop some spiders on the heads of the PC wackers, that’s excellent. Get the suckers to promote their party. There’s a pattern to how they operate, always maximum publicity out of every situation, just like there’s a pattern to how the manufactured outrage operates.

  231. .

    candy
    #1392680, posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:02 pm
    In all due respect Prof D, I don’t think you quite totally understand how women feel about this particular issue.

    You don’t know what men understand, love.

  232. .

    The Consigliere
    #1392582, posted on July 23, 2014 at 6:37 pm
    Finally I can agree with Sinclair. She was hilarious and it was all in good fun. Not to be taken seriously.
    The same goes for her politics.

    The part where it stops being funny is when you realise she’s a freaking Senator.

    The Con once again pretends the ALP has popular, adult policy.

    They are against free speech, have social policy that betrays their base, will go to the next election with a suicidal carbon tax and could never balance the budget over six years as they promised.

    PUP might be a joke, but ALP candidates ought to be pariahs.

  233. egg_

    I kind of suspect this is yet another PUP publicity stunt, to crank the hand wringers, and drop some spiders on the heads of the PC wackers, that’s excellent. Get the suckers to promote their party. There’s a pattern to how they operate, always maximum publicity out of every situation, just like there’s a pattern to how the manufactured outrage operates.

    = More free publicity for Clive…

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