He’s Gone!

Senator Sahand “Sam” Dastyari has just resigned from the Senate.

Perhaps to follow in the steps of prior General Secretaries of NSW Labor to go to work for the Packer empire …

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87 Responses to He’s Gone!

  1. Megan

    Overstayed his welcome by a good couple of years.

  2. The ABC hasn’t mentioned it, yet. Must be fake news.

  3. Jonesy

    Bet the ALP will parachute in Chrishtinna when she loses on the weekend.

  4. zyconoclast

    At any point did he apologies to the taxpayers for his lies and treasonous behavior?

    Like all politicians the are only sorry for their party.

    Is he still a good bloke that we should lay off?

  5. mizaris

    Too little, too late. He should have been huang from the Parliament House flagpole.

  6. Tintarella di Luna

    I have been offering up my prayers to St Michael the Archangel to give the Australian Conservatives 10% of the vote in Bennelong so that John Alexander is returned — I could not bear having Bill Shorten’s girl in the seat of Bennelong – though she does have nice legs, skin not much, but nice legs and nice clothes but that’s not enough

  7. stackja

    ALP standards being upheld.

  8. iain russell

    WW I, WW II, the Cold War, now China. Some things about the ALP/unions remain eternal.

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A despondent Senator Dastyari described himself as patriotic Australian and said he was resigning to avoid being a distraction to Labor.

    “Today, after much reflection, I’ve decided that the best service I can render to the federal parliamentary Labor Party is to not return to the Senate in 2018,” Senator Dastyari told a press conference this morning. “I’ve not reached this decision lightly. But in my deliberations, I’ve been guided by my Labor values, which tell me that I should leave if my ongoing presence detracts from the pursuit of Labor’s mission. It is evident to me we are at that point, so I will spare the party any further distraction.

    “I love the Labor Party. It has always given me more than I’ve given back. I know Australia needs a Labor Government and I refuse to let my personal situation put that prospect at risk. I have always put the pursuit of the Labor cause first. Reflecting on the events which led to my decision, I leave knowing that I’ve always honoured my parliamentary oath. I’ve always acted with… integrity, and I remain a loyal, patriotic Australian.

    From the Oz. Read the dribblings of the Perfumed Persian, if you have a strong stomach.

  10. stackja

    Evatt still ALP. Sam keeping tradition.

  11. a reader

    I struggled to type this message because I was laughing so hard

  12. anonandon

    I imagine Pauline Hanson is smiling right now.

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    Perhaps to follow in the steps of prior General Secretaries of NSW Labor to go to work for the Packer empire

    How about that other traditional ALP career after Parliament: the NSW criminal justice system.
    He can share a cell with Milton, Ian and Eddie.

  14. I hereby predict that Dastardly will appointed as a Federal Court judge by the incoming Shorton government.

  15. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyone betting that, if Kristina Keanelly loses on Saturday, this is where she goes?

  16. stackja

    ALP rarely face consequences.

  17. ACTOldFart

    So he has gone from the Senate. As others have pointed out, he will no doubt be parachuted into a cushy job somewhere.

    That leaves completely unexamined the crucial question, “What if any laws of Australia or provisions of the Constitution did Dastyari’s behaviour and words contravene?” Is this issue going to be pursued by anyone, or is Dastyari above the law by virtue of being of exotic background; a Senator; or a NSW ALP right thug?

  18. stackja

    Zulu 2GB speculation yesterday.

  19. Spider

    They’re still pushing the poor judgement line.

    Poor judgement is when you use margarine in a recipe when it called for butter not having a Chinese businessman pay you personal expenses.

  20. Up The Workers!

    Richo worked for Packer???

    I could have sworn he was something to do with a big printing company, or perhaps an Insurance company, or some diversified outfit with an involvement with petroleum products and matches and also with luxury boats, provision of adult entertainment and truckloads of white powdered substances.

    They sure are a multi-talented lot in his Party.

    Just ask their Warders.

  21. stackja

    ALP have friends.. LB had a friendly bench.

  22. lotocoti

    I’d like to thank the PRC and the PLA (Inc) in particular, for their role in his demise.

  23. Gengis

    Just go to the ABC website and see the article on BS being paid $55,000 for a lunch. Look at the picture of dear Malcolm next to it who has NOTHING to do with the story. Look at the words behind MT. OUR ABC at work again – unbelievable?

  24. lotocoti

    Eleventh of the 36 stratagems:
    Sacrifice the plum tree to preserve the peach tree.

  25. Tom

    Top Ender in the open fred:

    Christmas in the Dastardly household should be fun.

    “Daddy, what is your new job?”

    “Um, doorman at the Chinese Embassy.”

    That’s it! The Chinese Communist Party’s first $US1 million p.a. doorman who can open doors in the Peanut Head Liars gummint.

  26. Leo G

    I wonder who Dave Noonan has selected to fill the casual vacancy?

  27. Jef

    I will bet Dastardry will be snapped up and given a top post by a left-wing organization in the next news.

  28. Motelier

    Good riddance.

    Now, about that Scotchman and the Wong Chap.

  29. notafan

    Well well well

    too compromised even for the ALP

    bet the delay has been around a nice soft landing

  30. Up The Workers!

    Interesting that in his self-pitying, gillarding resignation victim-speech, Slimy Sam Dastardly, the Creature from the Sussex Street Sewer says: “But in my deliberations, I have been guided by my Labor values…”

    So THAT’s where the idea to act as a slimy traitor to Australia’s interests, came from.

    He goes on to say: “I love the Labor(sic) Party. It has always given me more than I have given back…” Fortunately for him, these days a simple penicillin shot down the local S.T.D. clinic, will clear up the worst of the symptoms, as many other Union and A.L.P. bosses can readily confirm.

    And if he ends up in that same exclusive A.L.P. “gated community” that the Sussex Street Caucus of Michael Williamson, (ensconced in the A.L.P. “Presidential Suite”), Milton “The Molester” Orkopoulos, “Dishonest Eddie” Obeid, his trusty “Left Testicle” and all the others currently reside in, I’m sure that old “Dishonest Eddie” has at least one spare testicle with his name on it, and good old Uncle Milton also probably has a gift for him tucked away that will positively make his eyes bulge!

    I wish I could say that the odious old Sussex Street Sewer just won’t be the same place without him; but as one noxious “Richard III” is flushed out into the treatment works, another 100 enter the system.

    A.L.P. – Always Looting the Peasantry!

  31. Pedro the Ignorant

    The Chinese will be a bit peeved that all their careful investment in buying a senior member of Australia’s Parliament has evaporated with little or no return.

    Should have picked a mark who could be trusted to work behind the scenes instead of a media hog with a big mouth.

  32. a happy little debunker

    When can we expect to see Sam re-enact his actions for another pillow biting 4 Corners exposé?

  33. Up The Workers!

    Wise Old Confucius say:

    “Many hands make light work…but that Slimy Sam Dastardly thieve f**king light bulb!”

  34. gbees

    I don’t think Keneally can be parachuted into his Senate spot. I believe the next person on the ticket gets the spot. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to the process. It sure would seem a bastardization of the election process if Labor could simply choose her over someone Australians actually voted or.

  35. candy

    I don’t see him as a spy. That’s Peter Dutton’s racism talking. Otherwise ASIO would be useless not identifing a spy in the Senate all this time.

    But he is an equivalent of Bronwyn Bishop, the sense of entitlement, or Julie Bishop with her beautiful expensive jewellry donated to her by someone seeking favour.

  36. H B Bear

    The Goanna always knew the value of having a few politicians in your back pocket. No wonder Australia got pay TV 20 years after the rest of the world.

  37. Motelier

    In the Brisbane Times.

    Sam’s retirement could pave the way for Kristina to slip in to the Senate.

    Read all anout it!

    If this is true, Chloe had better keep a tight collar and leash around Billy’s neck.

  38. a reader

    gbees Dastyari has resigned thereby creating a casual senate vacancy. As a result Section 15 is in force rather than Section 44. In effect it means the state government rubber stamps whoever a replacement nominated by the party of the senator who has just resigned/died etc

  39. The BigBlueCat

    I am wondering if it was better (for Shorten and the ALP) for Dastardly Sam to resign because of the China influence issue, or because his citizenship is actually in question …. either way, he goes (and there is much rejoicing).

    Now watch KK get a senate seat when she loses Bennelong …

  40. The BigBlueCat

    BTW – I’m sure GetUp! has a position for Sam ….

  41. Rohan

    Pedro the Ignorant
    #2582628, posted on December 12, 2017 at 12:01 pm
    The Chinese will be a bit peeved that all their careful investment in buying a senior member of Australia’s Parliament has evaporated with little or no return.

    But what could they expect for the princely sum of $5,000?

  42. Baldrick

    He wouldn’t have resigned unless he knew the Party was going to look after him in a new endeavour.

  43. Robber Baron

    I always thought that Turnbull would be gone before Dastyari.

    Maol has proved to be a more resilient cockroach than Sam.

  44. gbees

    Dastyari
    “the great multicultural nation”

    That’s exactly the problem sir. Multiculturalism is ruining our country and you and the rest of the leftards are to blame.

  45. Leigh Lowe

    He wouldn’t have resigned unless he knew the Party was going to look after him in a new endeavour.

    Sussex Street?
    Or the Imperial Palace?

  46. Roger

    Now watch KK get a senate seat when she loses Bennelong …

    Who whines about “Chinaphobia”?

  47. Pickles

    A 14 a 7 a 9 with Lychees…

  48. Louis

    Reading Denis Atkins claiming that Sam has just fallen afoul of the Labor party presidency curse. Like all these guys have no control over the scandals they get involved with. It’s just bad luck.

    Very sympathetic news reports. You would think he was being bullied out over some technicality, rather than having been shown to worse each time he explained away the latest revelation.

    What do you have to do to get a treason charge these days?

  49. Making China Great Again

    Lifted from a comment in recent weeks:

    All together now!

    ‘There’s only Huang Dast-y-ari’
    ‘There’s only Huang Dast-y-ari’
    ‘and now he’s gone Dast-y-ari’!
    ‘with his Chinese red Ferrari’
    ‘that treasonous bast-y-ardi’

  50. notafan

    A soft landing and more revelations in the pipeline.

  51. H B Bear

    Reading Denis Atkins claiming that Sam has just fallen afoul of the Labor party presidency curse.

    I guess working in a moral vacuum like Sussex St, where the ends always justifies the means and getting caught doesn’t matter if you have the union numbers, is a poor grounding even for a pre-arranged seat with fellow party hacks, time servers and machine men on the red leather of the Australian Senate.

    Or is it that you spend so long bathing in the trough of political shit you just can’t ever wash the stink off?

  52. H B Bear

    He’ll be back!

    I’m not so sure. A lot of the Persian Dwarf’s “rising star” adulation came from the media. I’m not sure it ever carried over to actual voters, although this is irrelevant if you are high enough on the Senate ticket anyway.

  53. BoyfromTottenham

    ACToldfart – A good question: “What if any laws of Australia or provisions of the Constitution did Dastyari’s behaviour and words contravene?”. As I understand it, Treason only applies during a (declared) war. So scratch that. When sworn in as a Senator he was required to ‘solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Her heirs and successors according to law’. Does this Oath mean anything, especially ‘I will be faithful and bear true allegiance’? Faithful meaning what exactly? True allegiance to what exactly –
    the parliament of Australia? Has anyone ever been found guilty of breaking this Oath? What were the consequences, if any? If the Constitution only requires our pollies to take a meaningless ‘Oath’ for which there are no consequences when broken, we might as well stop pretending that the Constitution means anything.

  54. Ubique

    Tim Blair runs off with the prize for headline of the year Dim Sam Quits Senate.

  55. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Labor refuses to rule out a Keneally Senate parachute

    Mr Shorten refused to rule out the possibility that Labor’s candidate for the Sydney seat of Bennelong, Kristina Keneally, could be parachuted into Senator Dastyari’s Senate seat should she lose Saturday’s by-election.

    “I’m ruling in (that) we will do everything we can to win,” Mr Shorten said.

    “You understand as a seasoned journalist what the Liberals are saying is they want to

    run the line saying Kristina Keneally running for the Senate, and give people a leave pass not to vote for her in Bennelong.

    One thing I’m certain about, people want Kristina Keneally in federal politics. Our clear plan to is to see her elected Saturday as the member.

    From the Oz. She could always sit next to Kimberly Kitchen and Pat Dodson.

  56. And still not one word of condemnation from anyone in the Labor hierarchy. Strongest I think I’ve heard is something like ‘Sam needs to consider his future’. Has his Labor membership been canned? Of course not. He’ll be back.

  57. Come to think of it, has he formally resigned or has he just said it would be best if he didn’t front-up next year?

  58. mh

    Reading Denis Atkins claiming that Sam has just fallen afoul of the Labor party presidency curse. Like all these guys have no control over the scandals they get involved with. It’s just bad luck.

    Dennis Atkins concluded every article for the Courier Mail about the US Presidential election race with the statement that “Trump will not become President”. Just like the rest of the News Limited morons, he just carried on as if he had never said anything. No apologies from the Editor, just nothing.

  59. Rae

    Not exactly “gone” yet, is he? Hasn’t actually resigned yet, has he? Just said he won’t be back in the Senate in 2018.

    Maybe enough to stop the leaks from PM & C until after Kenneally wins the Bennelong by-election.

  60. Robbo

    Wherever he goes after the Senate you can be guaranteed that he will easily be found by listening for the oink oink of another dirty little pig with his snout and his trotters deep in the trough.

  61. Dr Fred Lenin

    Shorten will probably do a Lienel Murphy job on him ,the high court is just the place for crooked members of the law trade. Doubt if even dastardly is as bad as Murph , he would ,even the alp jailbirds take a bit of beating ,even the alp jailbirds bow in respect to murph.

  62. Cannibal

    Shorten, Sept 2016 :
    “Sam is a young bloke with a bright future ahead of him. He has a lot more to offer Labor and Australia.”

    Bwahahahahahaha
    He sure did!!
    hahahaahaahahahahahahaha

    Is monty on a mental health day?

  63. jupes

    Not exactly “gone” yet, is he? Hasn’t actually resigned yet, has he? Just said he won’t be back in the Senate in 2018.

    Well picked up.

    The traitor is still getting paid.

  64. Rae

    Shorten will probably do a Lienel Murphy job on him ,the high court is just the place for crooked members of the law trade.

    Not going to happen. Dastyari is not a lawyer.

  65. Tel

    Trumble needs to get the AFP to launch a full investigation immediately …

    If we could only save one Parliamentary Pension, just one! It would still be all worthwhile.

  66. Prize one liner from Blair –

    Dastyari’s departure speech might’ve resonated more deeply if it hadn’t been delivered in Mandarin.

  67. Up The Workers!

    “He’s Gone”?

    Maybe so, but like the ‘Barkers’ Egg’ on the bottom of your shoe, you’ll be sure to catch the odd, sickening whiff from time to time when you least expect it, just like all the other members of the rank and vile.

  68. egg_

    A soft landing

    Reserve dwarf canon clown with Cirque du Soleil?

  69. jock

    I think i have room in my compost bin if the alp needs it.

  70. Sparkle Motion

    我以为山姆是好的

  71. Siltstone

    The ALPBC at “work” after Shanghai Sam slips:
    Huang Xiangmo: Federal Liberals defend dealings with Chinese businessman at centre of Dastyari’s downfall

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-12/liberals-defend-their-dealings-with-chinese-businessman/9251172

  72. BorisG

    One thing I’m certain about, people want Kristina Keneally in federal politics.

    which people? People of NSW? Now we know. They kicked her from premiers in a landslide because they wanted her in federal politics.

    Is he really such an idiot. Unfortunately more likely he takes the (NSW) voters for idiots.

  73. Up The Workers!

    The Big Blue Cat, at 12.34 said:

    “BTW – I’m sure GetUp! has a position for Sam ….”

    Yeah, I suspect that the position the have for him is ‘bending over forwards’ – the same position he adopted for the Chinese Communist Party.

    Given the well-known T.U.R.C.-exposed under-the-counter (and undeclared) brown paper bags of cash from employers that Bull Shitten trousered for his own personal self-enrichment while he was selling out the A.W.U. Union members in the E.B.A. negotiations at Chiquita Mushrooms, Unibuilt Constructions and Cleanevent, I wonder whether he thought: “There but for the connivance of bent Labor(sic) presstitutes, go I”, as he gave Slimy Sam Dastardly his marching orders for selling out Australia to the Chinese Communist Party?

    The Australian LIARS Party – they are like the Salvation Army Op-Shop bargain trestle full of shabby, threadbare, cheap second-hand pre-loved and never-loved used politicians – the best used pollies that money can buy.

  74. “He’s gone” – rubbish.
    This is a Clayton’s resignation, as exemplified so well by Al Franken.
    From The Oz: Senator Dastyari entitled to $3900 a week until he hands in his resignation letter to Senator Ryan.
    and While he flagged his intention not to return to federal parliament in 2018, Senator Dastyari gave no indication of when he would formally hand in his resignation
    and further he might not step aside until the NSW parliament holds a joint sitting in February to fill the Senate casual vacancy

    So Shanghai Sam continues to fleece taxpayers of almost $4000 per week while he negotiates a salary package with Huang’s company Yuhu group. (Eric Roozendahl just resigned as CEO.)

    I’m more certain of this tip than my guess that Malcolm would be gone many months ago.
    (PS very disappointed that Phillipa didn’t hand out participation prizes.) Sarc off.

  75. Up The Workers!

    “And when overseas, Mr Dastyari stays exclusively in a Chinese Communist Party Leaders’ pocket.”

  76. flyingduk

    That’s exactly the problem sir. Multiculturalism is ruining our country and you and the rest of the leftards are to blame.

    Quite right sir! Culture is synonymous to a computer operating system for people: the more variants you have, the harder it is for your machine to communicate with others: “Diversity Divides” you see!

  77. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “I love the Labor Party. It has always given me more than I’ve given back.

    and how!! more lucrative than being a union boss

  78. Up The Workers!

    “Ripleys Believe It Or Not!”

    Do you realise that the term:

    “THE LABOR PARTY”

    is an anagram for:

    “BLATHER, ROT, YAP” (as in their “policy” speeches)

    “A BROTHEL PARTY” (a concept not entirely unfamiliar to the likes of Craig Thomson, Alwaysleazy, and many, many Union bosses with the keys to the petty-cash tin);

    also: “A BROTHERLY TAP”, (such as the one Bonking Billy Short-One recently gave the Sussex Street Rat), speaking of which, it is also an anagram for:

    “HOLE BY RAT TRAP” which explains why it is the natural home to such a collection of noxious vermin.

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