Leadership Challenge Forum 2018

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1,682 Responses to Leadership Challenge Forum 2018

  1. mh

    There can be no contenders without 43 signatures on the letter required by the present PM.
    Is this a law or protocol, or just a demand by MT acting like a dictator?

    Liberal Party convention is TWO signatures on a letter.

  2. candy

    Is this a law or protocol, or just a demand by MT acting like a dictator?

    He’s bluffing them by indicating that the signers should be “accountable” – meaning liable, wrongdoers,
    that the Liberal Party and Australia is at risk from far right wing loonies he has in his party.
    If he can get that message across, especially about the signers being named and “accountable”, he can dig in and keep his job, I guess.

  3. feelthebern

    When I heard the Turd use the term “accountability” I gasped in shock.
    Like Reverend Lovejoy.

  4. feelthebern

    Like Reverend Lovejoy’s wife.

  5. P

    AFAIK there can be no meeting tomorrow unless it is called for either by the PM or the Whip.

    Who will it be?

    Without a spill how can any MP present themselves for election to the position for leader of the Libs?

  6. candy

    When I heard the Turd use the term “accountability” I gasped in shock.

    Me too. It shows exactly what he and Bishop/Morrison/Pyne think about conservatives.

  7. Roger

    There can be no contenders without 43 signatures on the letter required by the present PM.
    Is this a law or protocol, or just a demand by MT acting like a dictator?

    The latter.

    One member can call for a spill, with a seconder.

    The PM, as leader, then needs to weigh the request and call for a debate on the motion if he deems it justified.

    40 signatures are self evidently more than enough.

    The conventions never anticipated a PM as devious or perfidious as Turnbull.

  8. candy

    40 signatures are self evidently more than enough.

    Yes, but MT has consistently said 43, so the public think it must be 43 or it’s not happening or stupid. He’s hoodwinking people. It’s in the mainstream media – Dutton needs 43 – like it’s written in the Constitution.

  9. mh

    Whatever the protocols, Australians are finally waking up to this guy’s character.

    Remember when he started telling Trump “you’re a businessman, I’m a businessman….”. Trump told him that it was the worst phone call he had received all day. Took Trump a few minutes on the phone only to work him out.

  10. struth

    A Political party is just a club.
    An unconstitutionally recognised club of representatives.
    They can do whatever they want.
    There are no laws or rules that must be abided by, that really can be upheld by force.

    I wish we would give this party thing a miss.

  11. feelthebern

    I want this circus to continue.
    I want Malcolm to lead the LNP to the election & get so smoked the parliamentary party can fit into a mini-van.

  12. Viva

    that the Liberal Party and Australia is at risk from far right wing loonies he has in his party.

    “Swivel eyed loons” is the correct terminology I think (adopted by Cameron in the UK and the so called modernisers.) The contempt is palpable.

  13. feelthebern

    Turnbull is fucking delusional.

  14. Roger

    A Political party is just a club. An unconstitutionally recognised club of representatives. They can do whatever they want.

    Not so, they are bound by a constitution and by-laws.

    The devious find & exploit the loopholes therein to their own advantage.

  15. struth

    I want this circus to continue.
    I want Malcolm to lead the LNP to the election & get so smoked the parliamentary party can fit into a mini-van.

    They’ll blame Dutton and Abbott.
    Some people seem to think they’ll wake up to themselves, apologise and swear to never go left again.
    They’ll be worse.

  16. feelthebern

    The only hope the LNP has is generational change.
    Andrew Hastie.

  17. Eyrie

    “Took Trump a few minutes on the phone only to work him out.”
    Yeah but Trump is smart.

  18. Leigh Lowe

    This Malcolm episode is looking a little bit like “David Koresh goes to Jonestown“.

  19. Roger

    Turnbull is fucking delusional.

    I’m afraid it’s worse than that; he’s a perfidious prick.

    The only hope is that all sides agree on that tomorrow and proceed accordingly.

  20. struth

    Not so, they are bound by a constitution and by-laws.

    That’s correct.
    Their own constitution, which does not involve the need for 40 or so signatures.
    So all bets are off.

  21. stackja

    struth
    #2798691, posted on August 23, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Protectionists and Free Traders .

  22. .

    Goddamit LL you made me spit my Gin everywhere.

  23. Top Ender

    If there is no petition, then as I said above, Turncoat can just say well sorry fellas no meeting.

    “By the way, I’m phoning you from Sydney. See you back in the next House of Reps session in two weeks.”

    If Turncoat had real courage he might just do this. Being a Big Girls Blouse he probably will meander to a meeting tomorrow, get rolled, and hope to be GG in a few months.

  24. mh

    I hope John Howard is proud of his protégé.

  25. P

    Will the demands of the dictator of 43 sigs be observed?

    Nola Marino where are you?

    The bad new is that the latest favourite is Sco Mo.

    Even worse is that Julie will outvote Morrison.

    Sounds like a mess.

  26. feelthebern

    Laundy.
    Low IQ person.

  27. Roger

    So all bets are off.

    They just need to realise that.

    What’s he going to do?

    Submit to being evicted from The Lodge by Federal Police at the direction of the Serjeant at Arms?

  28. LOL at you lot wanting Hastie. The latent desire you have for an authoritarian to take charge and run the show like a military camp is completely obvious. Never mind that he has no track record of competence in government. He knows how to spit polish a jackboot, that’s all you need to know.

  29. Cpt Seahawks

    I hope Turnbull bankrupts the Liberals. He will get some reputation out of such an action. UN reference akin to Rudd’s.

  30. Leigh Lowe

    Remember when he started telling Trump “you’re a businessman, I’m a businessman….”. Trump told him that it was the worst phone call he had received all day. Took Trump a few minutes on the phone only to work him out.

    Probably didn’t help on the day after the SCOTUS election, Trumble did a passable Corporal Jones impression … “don’t panic, don’t panic” … and had to get Greg Norman to patch them through to Trump.
    Going to be great for the US alliance if the Stick Insect wins, seeing as how she probably green-lighted Downer to slag off Trump to the FBI.

  31. Habib

    Don’t wear jackboots, you dribbling dolt. And as a commissioned officer, has sworn an oath to defend the nation and its people. Labor has more of an informal arrangement involving looting and bullying.

  32. cohenite

    Laundy.
    Low IQ person.

    muslim lover.

  33. stackja

    Raging Turnbull

    This article was originally published on April 13, 1991.
    Suddenly, he can turn. The charmer becomes the menacer, the defender of freedom of speech its most sophisticated challenger. He laughs, and disarms, but always be on guard. Remember, he can turn. Malcolm Turnbull, at 36, is one of the most powerful lawyers in Australia, and inspires a wide range of feelings among those who know him.

  34. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    He knows how to spit polish a jackboot, that’s all you need to know.

    The blog’s resident fascist hyena really does know fuck all about matters military.

  35. Leigh Lowe

    Goddamit LL you made me spit my Gin everywhere.

    Why does reality cause a gag reflex?

  36. Makka

    Seselja’: More than 40 signatures

    ACT Senator Zed Seselja says there are nearly enough signatures on the letter to force a party room meeting tomorrow.

    I am not running the signatures. I heard it’s over 40 and certainly around about the mark.

    I would say this to you, Leigh, that it would be extraordinary and I would say untenable if we were to say tomorrow that we will leave Canberra without having resolved this issue in the party room.

  37. candy

    He knows how to spit polish a jackboot, that’s all you need to know.

    Hastie is like J. Trudeau, different sides of politics completely, but young, nice looking with a young family. Well meaning and civic minded. Except he is former SAS and was captain of a unit in Afghanistan. So there’s that.

  38. Infidel Tiger

    Bishop’s connection with the western suburbs of Sydney should be special.

  39. Anthony

    P
    #2798712, posted on August 23, 2018 at 8:30 pm
    Will the demands of the dictator of 43 sigs be observed?

    Nola Marino where are you?

    The bad new is that the latest favourite is Sco Mo.

    Even worse is that Julie will outvote Morrison.

    Sounds like a mess.

    How can SloMo be favourite in a vote in a field of 84 when the Dutton side commands more than 40 votes and the other two have to split as few as half the possible vote? What the everyday punters feel here is completely irrelevant.

  40. Snoopy

    Shorter Monty.

    Hastie’s a Joo killer.

    What a xunt.

  41. Leigh Lowe

    I would say this to you, Leigh, that it would be extraordinary and I would say untenable if we were to say tomorrow that we will leave Canberra without having resolved this issue in the party room.

    That’s why they will get more than enough signatures.
    Dutton should simply say he is going to allow the Whip to see the petition to satisfy herself, but not allow her to take copies.
    That will make the control-freak’s head pop off.

  42. Makka

    Never mind that he has no track record of competence in government.

    And yet Trump is swabbing out latrines with you leftards. No experience in Govt is a GOOD THING, mOron.

  43. H B Bear

    Laundy.
    Low IQ person.

    Why do you think he is not in the family business? Idiot son.

    Back the day they would have sent him to Australia and mailed him a cheque every month.

  44. Rebel with cause

    Odds on Mal just not showing up tomorrow morning?

  45. Habib

    And no-one in the ADF has spit-polished anything since the ‘90s. Terra & Oliver boots are non polish, and dress footwear’s mostly patent. The new RMs might get a waft of nugget before a parade. I doubt this pillocks woud know if you were up him with an armful of chairs.

  46. Leigh Lowe

    Bishop’s connection with the western suburbs of Sydney should be special.

    Why do you say that?
    She’s got 14 Hermes headscarves ready for the visit.

  47. .

    “Experience in government” – no monty, it is OUR government, we are the masters, not the servants.

    If an 18-year-old gets elected as PM, so be it. We’re not obliged legally or morally at all to the party machines of the ALP, GRN or LNP.

    Experience in government is a useless weasel phrase. You make decisions, if APS ratfuck you, then you kick them to the kerb and try to disentitle them to their superannuation.

    There is no way in hell normal people view the uniparty as a royal family as you do.

  48. H B Bear

    Bishop’s connection with the western suburbs of Sydney should be special.

    Gillard should have been fine. In the end she required an escort to get through the Rooty Hill RSL to meet her handpicked Mummy bloggers.

    Like most people, her only connection with Western Sydney is driving through there once to have a weekend in the Blue Mountains. I’m pleased to count myself amongst that crew.

  49. Leigh Lowe

    Hastie as deputy, replacing the ginger landing barge in Defence would be good.

  50. Cpt Seahawks

    The Lefty masses have no idea that there is a political uprising, they don’t even remember Abbott was knifed. Up the club one outed themselves and said Turncoat represents 25m Aussies as per his “mini speech”. I looked him in the eye and said “He lied”. Not a happy lefty at that, but f him he’s a new member and he pushed in front of me at the bar the other day, typical. Doesn’t know who the champs at the club are yet whoops.

  51. Leigh Lowe

    Experience in government” – no monty, it is OUR government, we are the masters, not the servants.

    That line is soooo 2016.
    I think Illary was the last one to use that line and fail.
    And the electors have been vindicated.

  52. Robber Baron

    There should easily be more than 43 signatures because without them neither slomo nor bitchop could even nominate; there would be no spill.

    Malcolm Turmoil has guaranteed a party meeting and therefore his own demise.

    The smartest man in the room does it again.

  53. P

    Like most people, her only connection with Western Sydney is driving through there once to have a weekend in the Blue Mountains. I’m pleased to count myself amongst that crew.

    Fastest growing area in the metropolitan area.

    Your comment is not well received by those of us who live in the NW suburbs of Sydney.

  54. .

    Leigh Lowe
    #2798745, posted on August 23, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Hastie as deputy, replacing the ginger landing barge in Defence would be good.

    But Leigh, he has no experience in government.

  55. mem

    Leigh Lowe
    #2798739, posted on August 23, 2018 at 8:43 pm
    Bishop’s connection with the western suburbs of Sydney should be special.

    Why do you say that?
    She’s got 14 Hermes headscarves ready for the visit.

    LOL

  56. Twostix

    Poor malcolm, not raised well ibviously motherless.

    But what about his supporters? Bad judgement!

  57. Infidel Tiger

    These morons haven’t learnt a single thing from the growing disconnect and discontent in the western world.

    Anyone who thinks a childless, husbandless, multi-millionaire clothes horse who flits around the world wearing Versace is going to connect with real Australia has lost the plot.

  58. Cpt Seahawks

    Your comment is not well received by those of us who live in the NW suburbs of Sydney
    Is that Dubbo these days?

  59. Makka

    What a self-centered ego maniac is Turdball. His cabinet bails on him and he hasn’t the balls or the decency to resign. The gutless wonders who backed Malturd at the Abbott disposal should also resign their posts and head to the back bench in abject shame and then retire from their seat at the next election.What a collective of jelly backed slimeballs.

  60. Twostix

    New people should read some of the tongue baths “libertarians” here used to give Turnbull ten years ago.

    They thought he was Hank Rearden incarnate. Very low IQ people.

  61. Infidel Tiger

    PatriciaKarvelas
    PatriciaKarvelas
    @PatsKarvelas
    ·
    17m
    Julie Bishop is far from having the numbers. Dutton the frontrunner still #auspol

    Tomorrow we could see Bish and Bull gone, but this being the Liberal Party we can be assured that they will choose what is worst for the country.

  62. Anthony

    Should the Solicitor-General be giving advice to the Liberal Party on a Liberal Party issue? He should tell them to go out and buy their own opinion. Seems to me that every time Turnbull opens his mouth it’s to do something devious and nasty but it’s ever been thus.

  63. Infidel Tiger

    New people should read some of the tongue baths “libertarians” here used to give Turnbull ten years ago.

    Haha!

    Those were the days! That was when they were spruiking a carbon tax as a beautiful but of free market economics.

  64. Leigh Lowe

    But Leigh, he has no experience in government.

    You say that like it is a bad thing.
    Am I suggesting that someone with 20 years in the Army, some of it in close proximity to the enemy, and putting up with the dickheads in Russell Offices might be a better Defence Minister than a rotund, ranga salad-dodger?
    Yes.
    Yes I am.

  65. .

    Should the Solicitor-General be giving advice to the Liberal Party on a Liberal Party issue?

    On a matter like this, perhaps it is appropriate. Very rare though. It is not as if the Commonwealth would ever have a suit against the Libs over this.

  66. Infidel Tiger

    Conversation
    Lisa Wilkinson
    Lisa Wilkinson
    @Lisa_Wilkinson
    Many voters say they’re confused re what Turnbull stood for. Here, Peter Dutton’s record:
    *Boycotted the sorry speech
    *Sent text to a female journo: “you’re a f*#@ing witch”
    *Joked about Pacific nations being wiped out by rising sea levels
    *Voted no on marriage equality
    #libspill
    12:15 PM · Aug 23, 2018

    She’s right. He is pretty solid.

  67. .

    Hastie might make some sensible procurement decisions. I hope he has a hard-on for nukes and drones.

  68. Twostix

    Turnbull has never produced a thing of value to anyone. Yet there he is multi bajillionaire and P solwly based on connections and graft.

    Literally the anti-hank reardon.

    It was little noticed that Libertarianism was formally dispproved in Australia of all places.

  69. Habib

    A bloody sight more experience of and in government than any of the other timeservers polluting parliament with their pustular, pompous, pusillanious presence.

  70. struth

    If they don’t bring forth Dutton not only are they failures, but they are also traitors.
    They know, and they know we know, about the Turdbull, Bitchop, Sco Mo team of UN enablers.
    If they go with any of them, they are dead.
    The shit that would be going down behind the scenes right now, with the global socialists and communists of the world, UN, Soros and China, …………………………..can you just imagine?

  71. Twostix

    *Boycotted the sorry speech
    *Sent text to a female journo: “you’re a f*#@ing witch”
    *Joked about Pacific nations being wiped out by rising sea levels
    *Voted no on marriage equality
    #libspill

    A+++ would vote again.

  72. JC

    shut up artie

    The libertarian carbon tax would have worked because it was set low and would not have restricted the building of any type of power plant.

    It’s most certainly more efficient than the wreckage we have now.

    I’m in Ravello and just had lunch, so don’t ruin it.

  73. Habib

    Spudboy’s gone up in my estimation with those revelations. If he’d told some swampies to fuck off and insulted a land whale in the senate he’d be a legend.

  74. Infidel Tiger

    shut up artie

    The libertarian carbon tax would have worked because it was set low and would not have restricted the building of any type of power plant.

    Dude you loved Turnbull and Obama!

    Luckily I have smacked some sense into you in the interim.

  75. P

    Should the Solicitor-General be giving advice to the Liberal Party on a Liberal Party issue?

    I don’t know.
    I only know what I read on Wikipedia:

    Appointer:
    Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, 16 January 2017.

  76. Twostix

    If Canberra actually mattered to us all they wouldn’t do things like this.

    What I mean is the state governments are important so they don’t do stuff like this every other week because everyone knows – even the retard politicians that if they fuck the state governments up it matters and they’d be cruelly punished.

    It’s only because Canberra is of so little consequence to our daily lives that we watch in amusement.

  77. She’s right. He is pretty solid.

    I’m warming to Dutton.

  78. Snoopy

    Chris Kenny on PML makes the point that Turnbull’s behaviour re the 43 names gives an insight into the nature of a Turnbull republic that could have been. Jesus, we dodged a bullet.

  79. Makka

    It’s only because Canberra is of so little consequence to our daily lives that we watch in amusement.

    You don’t pay taxes? This fkg monstrosity intrudes into our lives and has a strangle hold on our prosperity. Those are big consequences.

  80. Infidel Tiger

    The more they tell me Dutton’s a far right extremist the more i start to get aroused.

  81. .

    I want the shameful truth about Peter Dutton to come out – that he really, secretly wants to abolish income tax.

  82. Boambee John

    Reactionary kackey at 2034

    He knows how to spit polish a jackboot, that’s all you need to know.

    Australian Army doesn’t wear jackboots.

    Now, Antifa ??? Possibly.

  83. Twostix

    Nah it’s all hypothetical just money sloshing around liberal or labor the difference is 48.5% or 49.44%.

    Police, schools, roads, hosptitals, courts, that matters.

    Canberra is a bad joke.

  84. Infidel Tiger

    Whoever they elect is only holding the chair for Shorty in 6 months.

    Don’t know what Tits has, but the bloke has been kissed on the dick by a rainbow.

  85. Snoopy

    I want the shameful truth about Peter Dutton to come out – that he really, secretly wants to abolish income tax.

    We’re not going to collect income tax and the GST is ours. Do what you want, states.

  86. mh

    Many voters say they’re confused re what Turnbull stood for. Here, Peter Dutton’s record:
    *Boycotted the sorry speech
    *Sent text to a female journo: “you’re a f*#@ing witch”
    *Joked about Pacific nations being wiped out by rising sea levels
    *Voted no on marriage equality
    #libspill

    As much as Lisa Wilkinson is doing a good job getting the base behind Dutton, unfortunately it’s not all true. He wrote a text message describing Samantha Maiden as a fucking witch, then accidentally sent it to Samantha Maiden instead of the intended recipient. SM accepted his apology.

  87. P

    She’s right. He is pretty solid.

    During conversations throughout today with my sons I reiterated that “Dutton is steady and solid”.

  88. Leigh Lowe

    Chris Kenny on PML makes the point that Turnbull’s behaviour re the 43 names gives an insight into the nature of a Turnbull republic that could have been. Jesus, we dodged a bullet.

    Bronwyn Bishop… “He wants the names purely for vindictive purposes”.
    First bright thing she has said in a long time … “the three contenders should authorize the whip to call the meeting and then guarantee her job whoever wins.”

  89. Boambee John

    pustular, pompous, pusillanious presence.

    I love good alliteration!

  90. The more they tell me Dutton’s a far right extremist the more i start to get aroused.

    I’m told that Dutton has just made a very large order of piano wire and that he’s been asking for quotes from helicopter charters.

  91. mh

    Bronwyn Bishop… “He wants the names purely for vindictive purposes”.

    Not hard to work out, knowing what he did to his ex’s cat.

  92. Bruce in WA

    Anyone who thinks a childless, husbandless, multi-millionaire clothes horse who flits around the world wearing Versace is going to connect with real Australia has lost the plot.

    Things are very tense in the B in WA household tonight. I still retain my wedding tackle, but only just.

    Mrs B is right behind the challenge by JB: “She’s got more experience than the rest of them put together. Tough. Intelligent. Resourceful” etc. etc.

    All I did was mutter a few little, innocuous words like: “Asbestosis”. “Show pony”. “First class bitch”. “Incompetent”. “Leech”. “Moll”.

    And suddenly I’m getting the “death stare”, from my own dearly beloved.

    OK, she’s upstairs and can’t see this — so I hope the vacuous, shallow, bitch-faced Bishop goes down in a screaming heap! If she gets up, we are truly reamed, bored and countersunk — screwed, blued and tattooed.

    Even just the thought of her as PM makes my skin squirm.

    “What? No, dear, not typing anything. Yes, oh sweetness of my loins, I’ll be right up.”

  93. Ryan

    The more they tell me Dutton’s a far right extremist the more i start to get aroused.

    I’m told that Dutton has just made a very large order of piano wire and that he’s been asking for quotes from helicopter charters.

    According to my sources Dutton wants to retake Constantinople.

  94. Infidel Tiger

    I have to admit, PM assassination week is my favourite week of the year.

    It’s so febrile.

  95. H B Bear

    Your comment is not well received by those of us who live in the NW suburbs of Sydney.

    No worries Old P I’ll give you a wave next time I’m passing through. Hopefully it won’t be for a while.

  96. Mater

    Many voters say they’re confused re what Turnbull stood for. Here, Peter Dutton’s record:
    *Boycotted the sorry speech
    *Sent text to a female journo: “you’re a f*#@ing witch”
    *Joked about Pacific nations being wiped out by rising sea levels
    *Voted no on marriage equality
    #libspill

    As much as Lisa Wilkinson is doing a good job getting the base behind Dutton, unfortunately it’s not all true. He wrote a text message describing Samantha Maiden as a fucking witch, then accidentally sent it to Samantha Maiden instead of the intended recipient. SM accepted his apology.

    So when Lisa quotes “you’re a f*#@ing witch”, she is clearly wrong. Perhaps she should tread carefully.

  97. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2798823, posted on August 23, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    I have to admit, PM assassination week is my favourite week of the year.

    It’s so febrile.

    Go easy wit de febrile bro.
    You’ll get a repetitive injury.

  98. Careful, Ryan, that may be too much for IT to handle. #TooFebrile

  99. P

    Bronwyn Bishop… “He wants the names purely for vindictive purposes”.

    I assumed that to be so after I heard his speech at 1pm today.

    Frightening.

  100. Infidel Tiger

    According to my sources Dutton wants to retake Constantinople.

    Restore Byzantium!

  101. Leigh Lowe

    Lisa Wilkinson is shitting herself.
    She could be collateral damage.
    If Trumble gets the arse he will want to take over the Republican Movement, which means Bandana Man will be around the house a lot more.

  102. Aaron

    I think the true quote is

    a mad f*#@ing witch

    Sam Maiden took the message with good humour.

  103. Leigh Lowe

    I think the true quote is

    a mad f*#@ing witch

    Truth is the first defence in defamation cases.

  104. mh

    IT may need a de-febrileator.

  105. Leigh Lowe

    Restore Byzantium!

    Is Byzantium the latest anti-febrility drug.

  106. Infidel Tiger

    Dutton was a cop who then started a highly successful building business.

    Lisa Wilkinson was a magazine editor who taught teenage girls to m&sturbate, who married a pirate.

  107. Leigh Lowe

    I assumed that to be so after I heard his speech at 1pm today.

    Vintage Captain Queeg.

  108. Aaron

    Amanda Vanstone (was once Australia’s largest export when she was announced as Ambassador to Italy) had this to say on Twitter:

    @amandavanstone

    Hold on. There’s a few country miles between Turnbull’s clean announcement to challenge and the months of undermining that’s been going on here. We all know who started this. A bitter bitter man

    That this imbecile is deliberately ignorant of Turnbull’s continued subterfuge against any Liberal Party leader he’s served under is astonishing. The cancer has been present within the Liberal Party for a long time now, it’s taken Turnbull to reveal its malignancy.

  109. P

    No worries Old P I’ll give you a wave next time I’m passing through. Hopefully it won’t be for a while.

    Forget the wave, just check out the new schools Kellyville and Beaumont Hills

  110. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Things are very tense in the B in WA household tonight. I still retain my wedding tackle, but only just.

    There is a certain amount of friction at this location, for exactly the same reason….

  111. Leigh Lowe

    To my eternal shame I have supported Pyne and Vanstone in the past.
    I will never ever back a South Australian again.

  112. mh

    I would think the highlight of Lisa Wilkinson’s career would be her appearances on Beauty and the Beast with Stan Zemanek.

  113. pete m

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    To Mrs IT – sorry.

  114. Mater

    *Sent text to a female journo: “you’re a f*#@ing witch”

    Referring to someone as “a mad f*#@ing witch” in a misdirected SMS is a long way different to deliberately sending a text message to someone saying “you’re a f*#@ing witch”.

    The you’re was included to give the impression that it was done on purpose, which increases the propaganda value ten fold.

  115. Infidel Tiger

    To my eternal shame I have supported Pyne and Vanstone in the past.
    I will never ever back a South Australian again.

    Supported them at what? A sausage swallowing comp?

  116. .

    He would have called her a “socialist criminal”, he was great.

  117. egg_

    Here’s hoping the Libs have the cajoles to press the Trumble eject Dutton tomorrow.

  118. egg_

    Our big red Dutton is bigger.

  119. H B Bear

    Looking good Old P. If I ever need an Islamic education (to avoid getting my head cut off presumably) I’ll bear those two in mind. You might want to do the same to get a jump before Sharia law is declared out that way.

  120. Habib

    Lay off Mandy, she’s our last line in the event of an asteroid strike. As long as we can get the telemetry and trajectory right, we’ve just got to manoeuvre her to the right spot, open up a 40 footer full of cream buns to keep her still and quiet, and that potential mass extinction harbinger will be deflected out past Pluto. I’m not putting my hand up to be part of the crew that’ll have to apply Neosporin to her arse though. Should be a punishment detail but we’d get shit from the HRC.

  121. Makka

    You blokes need to up your game at getting your wymmen folk under control. That they should be in favor of Bishop PM is appalling. What goes on in some households!

  122. struth

    Mrs B is right behind the challenge by JB: “She’s got more experience than the rest of them put together. Tough. Intelligent. Resourceful” etc. etc.

    This again proves that women in politics, whether casting or receiving votes, is a recipe for disaster.

    Back in the kitchen ladies, and shoosh………………………………

    Enough already.

  123. mh

    A tv network should bring back Beauty and the Beast if they can find the right beast.

    No one springs to mind.

  124. Bushkid

    What’s he going to do?

    Submit to being evicted from The Lodge by Federal Police at the direction of the Serjeant at Arms?

    I would so love to see that!

    The “perfidious prick” (as noted a way back up the stream) needs to have his nose well and truly rubbed in his own mess. He’d not learn from it of course, but he needs it all the same.

  125. Infidel Tiger

    You blokes need to up your game at getting your wymmen folk under control. That they should be in favor of Bishop PM is appalling. What goes on in some households!

    Exactly.

    You should be casting your wife’s ballot anyway.

  126. Menai Pete

    Why does he want 43 names?
    They will be fodder for the nest of vindictive white ants that he is about to unleash on anyone who questions his greatness and refuses to bend the knee to him

  127. struth

    No one springs to mind.

    I’d love that gig.
    For at least an episode.
    Two and I’d shoot myself.

  128. P

    Looking good Old P. If I ever need an Islamic education (to avoid getting my head cut off presumably) I’ll bear those two in mind. You might want to do the same to get a jump before Sharia law is declared out that way.

    We never thought it would happen in this area. All the way to Rouse Hill was very Aussie.

  129. She’s right. He is pretty solid.

  130. struth

    That he requires the names before even calling the meeting, shows a level of bullying and totalitarianism far exceeding the bullying he sooked about because they asked him to step down.

    A dangerous menace to Australia is this slimey cling-on, on the hairy socialist arse of the UN.

  131. Twostix

    Why does he want 43 names?

    So he knows which electorates are in need of a good dose of mandatory diversity in the future gay malcolm republic.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    Exactly.

    You should be casting your wife’s ballot anyway.

    He, he.
    Stock-standard election day pantomime.
    Mrs L walks two steps behind me and takes a Greens HTV.
    I turn and say “Bin it! I told you we don’t vote for those hippies!”
    In 15 years only one has got the joke
    This year it will be the Libs.

  133. jupes

    I have to admit, PM assassination week is my favourite week of the year.

    It is the only time Australian politics is even remotely interesting or enjoyable.

    Compare the monotonous bilge here with the #winning in the US at the minute.

  134. Menai Pete

    Anyone remember John Gorton and the dignified way he voted himself out of office?

  135. Infidel Tiger

    Gorton was probably late to a legover.

    Champion!

  136. Makka

    Compare the monotonous bilge here with the #winning in the US at the minute.

    Indeed, or the endless droning claptrap about the latest GayFL brainfart.

  137. H B Bear

    We never thought it would happen in this area. All the way to Rouse Hill was very Aussie.

    White flight. You don’t want to be the last one to leave.

  138. Habib

    It is the only time Australian politics is even remotely interesting or enjoyable. And rendered virtually incapable of inflicting damage. I’d vote to double their pay if it came with a term-long series of spills, brawls, shankings and spiteful sniping. No sitting days allowed.

  139. mh

    Or Turnbull could try the Harold Holt method.

  140. H B Bear

    In 15 years only one has got the joke

    Have you tried putting her in a sack? Or don’t you do prop comedy?

  141. P

    struth
    #2798874, posted on August 23, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    That he requires the names before even calling the meeting, shows a level of bullying and totalitarianism far exceeding the bullying he sooked about because they asked him to step down.
    A dangerous menace to Australia is this slimey cling-on, on the hairy socialist arse of the UN.

    You got it all right struth. All right!

    I just don’t know what any of us can do about it. We just sit an await an outcome tomorrow. Or not.

  142. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyone remember John Gorton and the dignified way he voted himself out of office?

    I’ve consulted three different sources, and got three different accounts, but they all agree – Gorton realized that the Party was hopelessly divided, and “threw himself on his sword” for the good of the Party.

  143. Leigh Lowe

    Or Turnbull could try the Harold Holt method.

    Head down to Lake Burley Griffin for “the swim which needs no towel”?
    (Ref … Bill Bryson).

  144. Habib

    Or Turnbull could try the Harold Holt method.
    That inflated ego would have him cruising around Cheviot like a bloody bluebottle. And imagine trying to stuff it through the hatch of a Chicom sub.

  145. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2798881, posted on August 23, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Gorton was probably late to a legover.

    Thank God Lucy banned that sort of thing.

  146. Infidel Tiger

    I predicted years ago that Turnbull would drown himself at Bondi Beach.

    What odds?

  147. Leigh Lowe

    Or Turnbull could try the Harold Holt method.

    Helium don’t sink.

  148. P

    Anyone remember John Gorton and the dignified way he voted himself out of office?

    I’ve consulted three different sources, and got three different accounts, but they all agree – Gorton realized that the Party was hopelessly divided, and “threw himself on his sword” for the good of the Party.

    We were privileged to have John Gorton as PM during those years.
    Unfortunately there was one in the party who was undermining him in whatever he did, one by the name of Malcolm F. The media accommodated him by reporting everything he did including swimming in swimmers not befitting a PM. Similar to what they did with Abbott.

  149. Leigh Lowe

    I predicted years ago that Turnbull would drown himself at Bondi Beach.

    What odds?

    It’s possible.
    The spectrum starts with kittens, progresses through serial killing and ends with jailhouse suicide.
    He’s Gary Gilmour all over (not the tubby medium-pacer).
    Don’t be on the list of 43 folks.

  150. mh

    She’s right, you know. From the Oz:

    Bronwyn Bishop has taken aim at Malcolm Turnbull, describing him as a “master of intimidation”, who has “dragged Australia into the socialist gutter.”

    The former Speaker, who resigned following anger over her use of taxpayer travel perks, made the comments during an interview on Sky News this evening, where she told PM Live host Paul Murray Mr Turnbull was to blame for the Liberal Party’s leadership chaos.

    “He’s the master of intimidation and has dragged the party into the socialist gutter,” Ms Bishop said before describing Mr Turnbull’s press conference this afternoon as the “most selfish and cowardly speech” she had ever heard from a political leader.

    “The reason he wants those 43 names is for vindictive pursuit,” Ms Bishop said.

    “When Brendan Nelson was made leader he used to barge into his office, berate him, insult him and say you’ve got to resign so I can take my rightful place as leader.”

    Ms Bishop blamed the embattled prime minister for a string of issues including recent uproar over a Royal Navy advertisement campaign, which featured a bearded navy officer holding up a painted pinky fingernail.

    “His attitude to defence is that we now have soldiers not talking about bravery but wearing nail polish,” Ms Bishop said.

    Ms Bishop’s comments come as several ministers offered their resignation, with some saying they thought the party had moved too far Left under Mr Turnbull’s leadership.

  151. struth

    Mrs L walks two steps behind me and takes a Greens HTV.
    I turn and say “Bin it! I told you we don’t vote for those hippies!”

    Your missus sounds like a good sport.
    Very attractive, those type of women.
    Women that rid themselves of their social standing , virtue signalling competitiveness with each other, and can have some fun.

  152. Leigh Lowe

    In 15 years only one has got the joke

    Have you tried putting her in a sack? Or don’t you do prop comedy?

    There’s only so far she’s prepared to go.
    I could try to post my ballot through the eye-slot, but
    That would be funny.
    Or not.

  153. Infidel Tiger

    John Gorton and Gerald Ford are two of the most underrated leaders of all time

  154. hzhousewife

    You blokes need to up your game at getting your wymmen folk under control. That they should be in favor of Bishop PM is appalling. What goes on in some households!

    Makka, this is apparently what happens in Western Australia !

  155. struth

    I just don’t know what any of us can do about it. We just sit an await an outcome tomorrow. Or not.

    Vent here and elsewhere.
    Push your arguments on line wherever possible and nevfer let a lefty get away with bullshitting inpublic because they think no one will disagree because of politeness.
    I think that is what got us into this shit in the first place.
    I admit that I once was a person who just mumbled, aw they’re all the same, or something similar, just to keep the peace in social circles.
    Not anymore.

  156. Leigh Lowe

    “When Brendan Nelson was made leader he used to barge into his office, berate him, insult him and say you’ve got to resign so I can take my rightful place as leader.”

    Credit where credit is due.
    I have never been a huge fan of Nelson, but he has gone out on a limb for Ben Roberts-Smith.
    Good on you Brendan.
    No politician – not one – has jumped in for him.

  157. cohenite

    John Gorton and Gerald Ford are two of the most underrated leaders of all time

    And the ugliest.

  158. Makka

    Bloody scandalous, hzhousewife.

  159. Leigh Lowe

    John Gorton and Gerald Ford are two of the most underrated leaders of all time

    Please.
    Gerald Ford?
    Up your dose of Byzantium to three a day.
    Take on an empty stomach.

  160. Habib

    Gorton’s mush was a testament to the robust construction of Hurricane windscreens. I think Gerry Fords was a legacy of being on the receiving end of an awful lot of tight end sackings.

  161. Infidel Tiger

    Gerald Ford helped America heal.

    He was a patriot and a great man.

    He should be on Mt Rushmore.

  162. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And the ugliest.

    Gorton’s features were the result of a broken nose, and two broken cheekbones, as a result of an aircraft crash, in Wobbly Wobbly Two. He wasn’t properly strapped in, and he collided with the gun sight..

  163. Leigh Lowe

    Why does he want 43 names?

    So he can tip $10 Meg into GetUp with wink-nudge instructions to attack the “guerrilla insurgents”.
    He is a mad xunt.
    A potentially great mad xunt.

  164. Vanstone completley ruined Counterpoint. She is as conversant with conservatism as she is with haute couture.

  165. Very funny by Sammy J.

    For those not familiar, this is what he is riffing off.

  166. Leigh Lowe

    Vanstone completley ruined Counterpoint. She is as conversant with conservatism as she is with haute couture.

    Haute couture?
    I never take advice from women who are dressed by Ray’s Tent City.
    Too focused on tucker.

  167. struth

    If Turdbull wants those names before he will give in, yet the whole party now has basically dropped him, you’d ask yourself, why does this bloke thinks he still has some cards to hold here.

    He has the backing of some very powerful international money and corruption.
    Usually in politics, if you think it’s bad as an outsider, as the US has shown us, it is much worse in reality.

    I have not been so potty mouthed in my description of many people.
    The Xunt noun rarely gets used.
    This guy is a xunt.
    A Traitor.
    And so is Bishop.
    God help us, we must be rid of them and those with them.

  168. Mother Lode

    If they bring back Beauty and the Beast they could get Trumble as the beast.

    He would sit there with the beauties to his left all agreeing with him and ignoring those to his right. Then every week in TV week three would be reports from ‘sources familiar with the program’ or ‘an unnamed senior member of the cast’ of lurid or embarrassing private matters of the producer and disapproved beauties.

  169. Anthony

    Gee, the Oz is reporting that the PMO confirms that a meeting will take place about noon tomorrow. Little Pete Dutton must have rushed the petition to them – or told them to go fuck themselves!

  170. Damienski

    I’m so excited about the potential for agility and innovation in Canberra tomorrow that I’ve been to Aldi for the ersatz Jatz crackers and I’ve just popped a Foster’s Light Ice in the fridge.
    Living the dream.

  171. Habib

    Who the fuck admits to ever watching Sammy J, let alone publicises it by posting a link? He’s about as funny as going on a Freo bender and waking up in the foreign ministers farter. Which would be funny if it was Sammy J. First time for everything I suppose.

  172. mh

    Saw footage of SloMo throwing his arm around Turnbull today.

    Bad move.

  173. Bruce in WA

    Just reading the responses to my post — I love youse all … totally predictable yet strangely warming. I knew there was a reason I kept coming back. 🙂

  174. struth

    Sammy J, Sammy J,…..wasn’t he a friend of Dickie Knee?

  175. max

    “The reason he wants those 43 names is for vindictive pursuit,” Ms Bishop said.

    If Malcolm wants to be vindictive, fine. That is the only way to play the game if you’re serious.

    What is so frustrating is the absence of vindictiveness from the other side. There are no head kickers, no x***nts who set their sights on pontificating has-beens like Mandy V and Hewson.

    Dutton said yesterday ‘I have no personal animus against Malcolm Turnbull.’ That is not the way to conduct yourself against those nasty pricks. The ABC needs to be blackballed. Only carefully chosen journos get access to the inner sanctum.

    Fill your hands you son of a bitch !

  176. Bruce in WA

    “What?

    No, darling. I’m just watching BDSM Japanese porn.

    “Catallaxy Files”?

    No, I’m not that sick, darling!!”

  177. Bruce in WA

    Pssst! Guys! Keep your voices down, please!

  178. Bruce in WA

    Dickie Knee?

    Went to the doctor today and he told me I had a hearty dick!! 😀

    Hang about … as you were. I think he said I had a dicky heart …

  179. Habib

    What is it with leftists and the feeble obsession with pretending to have a sense of humour? People so dull, lacking in imagination and independent thought, and earnestly, sanctimoniously wowserish are incapable of amusement. Perpetually outraged scolds are never going to be a laff riot. I find their idiocy amusing, and their vein-popping apoplexy over the most minor detour from dogma hilarious. As long as the fuckers are never allowed within a bulls roar of money and power.

  180. struth

    If Malcolm wants to be vindictive, fine. That is the only way to play the game if you’re serious.

    At this point it’s all over for him and yet he stalls the entire country, and worse still, he destroys the Liberal party by threatening to leave parliament, handing the country to Labor.
    He is stalling now to make sure we get another UN zealot, and that means, anyone but Dutton or Abbott, and of course Labor victory would be his best outcome.

    And you think this vindictiveness is fine by a country’s leader at this time?

  181. max

    “The reason he wants those 43 names is for vindictive pursuit,” Ms Bishop said.

    Enter ANTONY, OCTAVIUS, and LEPIDUS

    ANTONY
    These many, then, shall die. Their names are pricked.

    OCTAVIUS
    (to LEPIDUS)
    Your brother too must die. Consent you, Lepidus?

    LEPIDUS
    I do consent—

    OCTAVIUS
       Prick him down, Antony.

    LEPIDUS
    Upon condition Publius shall not live,
    Who is your sister’s son, Mark Antony.
    ANTONY
    He shall not live. Look, with a spot I damn him.

  182. LL, you are slandering Ray’s Tents.

  183. He’s about as funny as going on a Freo bender and waking up in the foreign ministers farter.

    What?

    Never mind, more Stoli and orange!

  184. Makka

    why does this bloke thinks he still has some cards to hold here.

    So he gets rolled tomorrow, resigns from his MP seat and the Libs, by and snap GE. The Libs are slaughtered.

    “Haha , told ya you lot can’t survive without ME.”

    In the mind of this narcissist, that is a victory.

  185. feelthebern

    miranda devine just called Turnbull “shrewd”.
    yep , that’s the first word that comes to mind.
    wtf is wrong wit her.

  186. Infidel Tiger

    miranda devine just called Turnbull “shrewd”.
    yep , that’s the first word that comes to mind.
    wtf is wrong wit her.

    She’s cooked it. Like most uppity eastern suburbs mums, she is probably a filthy coke head.

    There’s no other explanation.

  187. mh

    Miranda will swallow anything at the moment.

  188. Makka

    Murphy;

    So where do things sit? MPs don’t know whether or not there will be a party room meeting on Friday, or whether the crisis will roll without resolution until parliament resumes in September.

    Worse than that, they don’t know if they are handmaidens to the destruction of the modern Liberal party.

    There is fury, incomprehension, sadness, mild hysteria, gallows humour.

    This is a fight for the heart and the soul of the Liberal party,” says one moderate MP. “These people surrounding Dutton – these people are not Liberals, they are not conservatives, they are fucking reactionaries, and I have nothing but contempt for them.”

    You got that right , bucko. And with luck and following wind, you douche bags will be packing up your offices Friday arvo preparing for your trip into oblivion.

  189. Leigh Lowe

    miranda devine just called Turnbull “shrewd”.
    yep , that’s the first word that comes to mind.
    wtf is wrong wit her.

    If by “shrewd” she means “shifty, slippery and devious” I can but agree.
    Does she still have David Cassidy posters on her wall?
    Whatever she’s doing, it’s not healthy for a grown woman.

  190. I actually can’t wait for the sistahs to turn on Bitchop.

    “Not a true feminist” “a traitor to women”, etc.

    It’s all fun and games until the lamingtons are on the line.

  191. Turnbull isn’t going down with the ship, he’s scuttling it.

  192. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Just reading the responses to my post — I love youse all … totally predictable yet strangely warming. I knew there was a reason I kept coming back

    Memsahib has treated her gout with gin. She’s gone to bed, preaching the virtues of Julie Bishop as a “Woman Prime Minister.” The Memsahib, as a Dutch citizen, with Australian residency, doesn’t have the right to vote in Australia…

  193. Bruce in WA

    The Memsahib, as a Dutch citizen, with Australian residency, doesn’t have the right to vote in Australia…

    Yessss!

    PS: Go to Doctor, ask for Cholgout (or equivalent). Bomb it: two tablets first up, then 1 tablet 4 hours later. (Not what doctor will say but what my friendly pharmacist told me.) It will KILL gout. (Drink plenty of water) If needed, one tablet per day thereafter until gone. Best.thing.ever.

    PPS: Gin will, ultimately, make it worse.

  194. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    PPS: Gin will, ultimately, make it worse.

    Bruce, I an indebted to you for that piece of information. Thank you.

  195. BorisG

    and of course Labor victory would be his best outcome.

    You’ve got it backwards. It is those who organized the rebellion that are destroying the Liberal party and handing power over to ALP.

    MT not only won the election (if only just) but also survived the Dutton challenge. Yet Dutton the sore loser won’t shut up.

  196. @amandavanstone

    Check out her Twitter profile. She even has a banner of herself lying in the shallows blistering in the sun.

    A blob of truly gargantuan proportions.

  197. struth

    Boris you couldn’t get it more arse about if you tried.

  198. struth

    Do twitter do profiles that big?

  199. Infidel Tiger

    Boris you are the dumbest commenter here.

    A real thicko.

  200. Makka

    It is those who organized the rebellion that are destroying the Liberal party and handing power over to ALP.

    They are trying to save the Libs, Boris. Unsuccessfully I hope. They are not worth saving. Malturd has had a huge hand in destroying this party, he should not be rewarded with the PMship for it. Better that he and they are destroyed so that a real conservative party can occupy the space these frauds take up. It will mean an ALP Govt in the interim but they will eventually self destruct as always.

  201. JC

    Boris

    Bulbous head was destroying the illiberals. The NEG was an abortion.

  202. Is there anyone in the Liberal Party that is not destroying the party? It’s a royalist rumble in the listing ballroom of a sinking ship. The deck chairs have long since been smashed to smithereens, now they are garroting each other with their own intestines as the icy waters rise.

    What a show, bravo.

  203. JC

    Stop trolling, fatboy.

    I’ve filed away all your concerns about debt and good governance, doofus. It’s will come in handy to remind you when that mafia Organization takes over government.

  204. Natural Instinct

    Is there any point in reading further?
    Peter Hartcher
    Malcolm Turnbull made a deal with the devil. Now the devil has called time

    Malcolm Turnbull won the Liberal leadership by striking a Faustian pact to sell his political soul to the devil. Now the devil has called time on the deal.
    .
    The deal with Turnbull’s factional and ideological Satan, the Liberals’ conservative confederacy, was simple.

  205. Ryan

    I see Turnbull’s acolytes in the media have singled out Sky News (along with the likes of 2GB and the Tele) as an “outside” force waging war on the Prime Minister. I have noticed lately that the Left have become a lot more determined to undermine Sky News. Many a pair of undies must be being soiled at the potential influence Sky will have once it goes Free-to-Air across Australia. You’d have to think it would trounce ABC 24 in the ratings.

  206. Anthony

    Thanks to the fact that Shorten is leading Labor, the newly resurrected Libs will only spend one term in opposition.

  207. Anthony

    And use that time to obliterate every vestige of the terrible Turnbull abberation.

  208. You can’t have a meeting. I know you bastards would vote against me.
    You can have a meeting after I go intimidate a few extra votes for my anointed successor.
    A few of Bill’s CFMEU mates have offered to help.
    If you don’t do as I say, I will burn the whole house down.

  209. A Lurker

    Cory must be so thankful that he bailed and is now out of that mess.

  210. Snoopy

    Fascist thugs have reportedly vandalised Peter Dutton’s electorate office.

  211. Snoopy

    This is after lettuce leaf fines were imposed on 3 women who staged a rooftop protest at Dutton’s office in November 2016. One of the protestors was the president of Queensland Young Labor. Naturally Bill Shorten failed to condemn her actions.

    At that time Dutton’s staff were subjected to intimidation including female staff followed on their way home by bikies suspected to be CFMEU thugs.

  212. V_maet

    Funny how its never a labor or greens electorate office that gets protested or vandalised…..

  213. Snoopy

    Peter Dutton win would give the conservatives a stranglehold on the Liberal Party’s throat

    But 2GB! Sky after dark! News Corp!

  214. Mater

    LOL at you lot wanting Hastie. The latent desire you have for an authoritarian to take charge and run the show like a military camp is completely obvious. Never mind that he has no track record of competence in government. He knows how to spit polish a jackboot, that’s all you need to know.

    M0nty, I take it as given that you don’t know Hastie personally.
    Therefore I can only assume that this incredibly erroneous generalisation can come from one of only two things:

    1. You’ve read too many Commando Comics as a kid, or
    2. You haven’t got over the trauma of those mean, authoritarian Puckapunyal Army Brats picking on the fat, red-haired kid on the streets of Seymour.

    Hastie survived as an Army officer for 14 years. You want politics, try that!

  215. Anthony

    What happened to the Solicitor-General’s advice?

  216. struth

    Good Moaning.

    The hypocrisy of the media is astounding .
    The lack of self awareness comical.
    The media pushed for Turnbull to oust Abbott.
    The weak Liberals were bullied into agreeing.
    Abbott gets knifed.

    And now their boy is in trouble, they are all upset and disgusted at the behaviour of what they see as the right wing.
    Apparently they, and all of Australia is disgusted, and no one was by Malcom’s original knifing of Abbott!

    The media caused this situation we are now in, with their terrible left wing bias, so bad that it was threatening to weak Liberal party’s members.

  217. Speedbox

    Morning all, ready for the most fun day since…….ages.

    Nothing but good can come from this. Turdbull gone; a replacement, hopefully Dutton, but regardless, the Libs will be utterly trashed as a political entity. Could even split the party. Complete decimation awaits at the next election (which will be fairly soon – pre Christmas).

    What a great day to be alive.

  218. Helen

    SG says Dutton eligible.

  219. A hilarious caller on ABC saying that Abbott is a wrecker who has to go whatever happens. That he is acting against ‘the silent majority’. Incredible delusion in some of the Australian electorate.

  220. H B Bear

    Let’s hope all the delicate flowers that are the Lieboral women folk don’t have a fainting spell as they are subjected to another day of relentless bullying. Those poor petals. If only Mal Wishy-Washy was there with the smelling salts. Perhaps he is still on Thomo suicide watch?

  221. M0nty, I take it as given that you don’t know Hastie personally.

    Same to you Mater, which was my point. Hastie has no track record at his new job of MP. You just want him for PM because you think he knows how to order people around. You don’t know how competent he is at being PM, you are making a generalisation based on nothing but a few lines on his resume.

  222. C.L.

    Hastie has no track record … a generalisation based on nothing …

    Barack.
    Obama.

  223. H B Bear

    CL The Kenyan really had Chicago up and running before he went to Washington. Literally firing.

  224. Tailgunner

    PSI 2.2
    PD 2.3
    ScoMo 4
    Has Sutton got the numbers?? I’m waiting to push go on a $1k bet…
    Insider,Spill Update please!

  225. candy

    Monty
    If Hastie had joined Labor would you be promoting him as the next biggest thing or downgrading him to polishing Bill Shorten’s boots and not worth the time of day? I’m thinking you’d love him on your side.

  226. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hastie has no track record at his new job of MP. You just want him for PM because you think he knows how to order people around

    Does the resident Fascist hyena have so little grasp of what an officer’s role, especially one in Special Forces, actually is?

  227. Infidel Tiger

    It’s the Liberal party, Gunner.

    They will choose the worst option.

  228. v_maet

    Gunner, i put a bet on Bishop 2 weeks before the 30th newspoll when she was at 4-1 odds.
    Not sure if i want that money or not.

  229. Habib

    Leadership has little to do with giving orders, you ignorant cretin. And a decade and a half in the green over-qualifies someone for any role in government, they know exactly what a clusterfuck it is, and what incompetent, self-interested pustules politicians are. The creambun shop must be open, fuck off and work on an occlusion.

    BTW all you need to become an MP is to suck enough cock to get pre-selected to a safe seat. You have to earn a commission, and it’s one of the most difficult things most people will ever do.

  230. Confused Old Misfit

    You guys have too much money! 😉

  231. Chris

    Funny how its never a labor or greens electorate office that gets protested or vandalised…..

    That may change once Tits gets his turn.

  232. v_maet

    Misfit, just a small part of my winnings from betting on Trump.

  233. candy, I can’t recall the last time an army type rose in Labor. Not really their scene.

  234. Exit Stage Right

    God speed Mr Dutton.
    Us stale, pale, over 50’s want our country back.
    Reverse all existing policies and you will be on a sure winner.

  235. DavidH

    AGL CEO Vesey has quit – suspicious timing? His benefactor Turnbull on the way out, the gravy train being halted. Will Liddell now be sold and be kept running?

  236. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    God speed Mr Dutton.
    Us stale, pale, over 50’s want our country back.
    Reverse all existing policies and you will be on a sure winner.

    Well said. Smaller Government, lower taxes and the right of someone to make a quid, and spend it how they please.

  237. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    candy, I can’t recall the last time an army type rose in Labor. Not really their scene.

    Mark McGowan ring any bells?

  238. JMH

    I have just heard via radio that if ScoMo wins – Turncoat has said he will move to the backbench leaving the LNP with its one seat majority. If Dutton gets up, Turd will scuttle the government!

  239. P

    10:28am
    Morrison camp claiming momentum
    By David Crowe SMH

    Scott Morrison’s supporters are claiming a drift to their camp and former communications minister Mitch Fifield, a senior Victorian conservative, is one of those who is backing the Treasurer to become prime minister.

  240. Habib

    candy, I can’t recall the last time an army type rose in Labor. Not really their scene. Please keep your ignorance hidden. Mike Kelly, the hero of the Green Zone. LTCOL legal officer, one of those courageous warriors who lurk in a heavily fortified bunker and eventually tell diggers they can shoot some xnut who’s been firing RPGs at them for 20 minutes, ten minutes after they and their mates fucked off. Then charge them for being uncaring to a corpse that’s mined. Did have an actual digger run for my seat last time, a gay MAJ sapper against a homo window dresser, we were spoiled for choice. The Labor poofter actually had a bit more cred which sums up the liberal party.

  241. Leadership has little to do with giving orders

    I love it when you lot make my point for me. Saves so much time.

  242. mem

    I have just heard via radio that if ScoMo wins – Turncoat has said he will move to the backbench leaving the LNP with its one seat majority.

    If the Lib Party kowtow to this blackmail they are cactus

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