Chutzpah – Labcrap

Chutzpah is a magnificent word.  It carries so much meaning in just a couple of syllables.  What it means is the quality of audacity, for good or for bad, at least according to Wikipedia.

Chutzpah is an old Yiddish word, and Yiddish one of those old and dying languages so it is probably not possible to add to it.  That said, Spartacus would propose the addition of the following word to the Catallaxy lexicon – Labcrap to mean utter baseless, hypocritical, hide of a rhinoceros deception.

If asked to use Labcrap in a sentence to demonstrate its use, Spartacus would offer:

Most statements coming from the Australian Labor Party are Labcrap.

Not satisfied with the blatant lie that was Mediscare, consider their latest, as tweeted by Bill Shorten:

Cross out “Turnbull’s Penalty Rate Cuts” and replace with “Bill Shorten negotiated AWU enterprise agreements”.  And then replace with “And they’re cutting” with “the Fair Work Commission, established and stacked by Bill Shorten ….”.

Fair dinkum.  Boy can these people lie straight in bed, and standing up, and pretty much any time of the day.  Imagine what this would look like if the the truth in advertising laws applied to political parties.  Or if the government had any spine to respond.

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18 Responses to Chutzpah – Labcrap

  1. Dr Fred Lenin

    Tell me this Spartacus,do politicians do a course in. Lying without shame ? I know that the lawtrade spend the first year at uni learning to lie sincerely but they are not all lawtradespersons ,and the still lie . The union ones I understand ,thats their way of staying out of jail . Perhaps it’s an infection ,a pandemic ?

  2. BrettW

    I guess the ACTU must have forgotten about Unions selling out the penalty rates for Coles and Woolworths staff.

  3. OneWorldGovernment

    Spartacus.

    Is the difference only their advertising?

  4. OneWorldGovernment

    BrettW

    Don’t you just love mushrooms cooked by the Armadillo?

  5. OneWorldGovernment

    BrettW
    #2732914, posted on June 10, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    I guess the ACTU must have forgotten about Unions selling out the penalty rates for Coles and Woolworths staff.

    Nah.

    Coles and Woolworths ‘staff’ are full on communist mates.

  6. The best translation of the Yiddish “Chutxpah” so far as I know is “Pissing into the wind”.

  7. nemkat

    No one cares about some dodgy EBA Shorten signed off on 15 years ago.
    The bottom line is that if you, or your family has lost dough because of some mindless Liberal Party ideology, you won’t forget it before the next Election.

    On the other hand, how many people who are now working Sundays with no Penalties are going to be saying ”Gee, I really love and respect the Liberal Party, now i’ve got a 40% pay cut.”?

  8. Tim Neilson

    On the other hand, how many people who are now working Sundays with no Penalties are going to be saying ”Gee, I really love and respect the Liberal Party, now i’ve got a 40% pay cut.”?

    True, but how many of them would have voted Liberal anyway?

    And if their votes are capable of being swung, mightn’t some of the ones who are still doing Cleanevent style indentured servitude to support the maaaates possibly be persuaded to think about that?
    Even if there’s no chance of voters paying attention to the Cleanevent serfdom they’ve been trapped in by Peanut Head, from Trumble’s perspective it’s a similar political calculation to Peanut Head kicking the living crap out of self funded retirees.

    Except that in Trumble’s case it’s possible that it might facilitate a few jobs being created, so at least Trumble might be boosted by the employment figures.

  9. To lose that much, I wondered the other end of the deal – how much they get paid. Found this website. New penalty rate is 225% of base salary instead of 250%. That’s a 10% loss. For a retail employee to lose $55, they will be paid $495 instead of $550 for work that would be paid $220 in week days.

  10. BrettW

    In theory the cut to penalty rates on Sunday was going to cost my daughter $50. She was on $400 on Sundays but even she thought it too high compared to doing same work on week days. Fortunately for her she works in a retail business doing very well and they did not implement the cut. Naturally she is very happy to work Sundays.

    The hypocrisy of the Unions and Shorten in particular on penalty rates is incredible.

  11. nemkat

    Tim Neilson
    #2733059

    On the other hand, how many people who are now working Sundays with no Penalties are going to be saying ”Gee, I really love and respect the Liberal Party, now i’ve got a 40% pay cut.”?

    True, but how many of them would have voted Liberal anyway?
    Who knows? Going on the attack means they’ll lose voters, though, for no good reason.

  12. Neil

    Wow. Brendon O’Connor MP also posted that diagram. I tweeted this in reply

    Turnbull may support it but he did not do it. It was FWC set up by the ALP who did those things. Blame LABOR

    To my surprise I am now blocked from B O’Connors tweets for my first and only comment to him. Mate leties are very touchy sometimes

  13. Up The Workers!

    Ashes to ashes
    And Dust to dust;
    As Liars’ Party Leader,
    Bull Shitten’s a must!

  14. struth

    The liberal party always do the same thing.
    Attack workers pay before fixing the regulations and restrictions on business that leave everyone fighting over 40 bucks.
    They don’t really want to be in government, it’s just the pay is so good, and they need to get those positions in the U.N. and the penthouse in New York/ or the basic ambassadors gig etc.

  15. Dr Fred Lenin

    This lying game is easily fixed , Abolish career politics and political oarty donations of any sort ,they can live off their own money . Abolish the abc ,sbs and funding journalist schools to complete the mix you’d be surprised how that would clean up the o[political filth ,and quickly too.

  16. Tator

    most of those working in retail and hospitality get paid a higher rate on a sunday than coppers and nurses get on a nightshift worked on a sunday. WTF thought that was a good idea, julia gillard did and we know her union background.
    i must apologise as currently sitting in TQEH after a heart attack on friday and using a crappy telstra supplied terminal. would be happier with just a lan prt and my laptop. yes i am not quite dead yet and i hope jay weatherill is suffering aftergutting rural health AND breaking his leg badly at melrose

  17. Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    On the right side of the crowded middle, Turnbull. On the left, Talkbull. Who to support? It’s a riddle…

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