Name Change and Branding

It is not known to TAFKAS why the Labor party spells its name without the “u”.  Perhaps it is a deep acknowledgement that the Labor party is not the party of labour.

On a similar vein, perhaps it is time for the other majors to consider a name modification and re-branding.  You know, like how Kentucky Fried Chicken went to KFC.

Here are a couple of TAFKAS’ ideas for the Liberal Party who are not liberal and the National Party who are not national (regional at best).

How about the Lybeeral Party of Australia and the Nashionelle Party of Australia.

After all, it’s not particularly liberal to legislate to allow:

 the government to fix power prices and force energy companies to sell assets.

or to implement a policy,:

a First Home Loan Deposit Scheme in which the government would underwrite up to 15 per cent of the value of a loan.

Not to mention a proposal to expand the size and scope of the Australian Human Rights Commission via the appointment of a Religious Rights Commissioner and a Banking Executive Accountability Regime where bureaucrats get to decide who can and can’t be a director or executive of a private organisation – and how much they are to be paid.  And by the way, the same people are also seeking to extend such “Executive Accountability Regime” to the entire financial services industry.

Financial services today – where to next?  Where did this nonsense the government working for the people come from?

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34 Responses to Name Change and Branding

  1. Petros

    More big government shite.

  2. RobK

    I think the malaise is due to the word “party”because the participants think it’s PARTYTIME, everytime.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    In NSW they can be called the Baby Killing Purple Party.
    Gladys may think she stared down the rebels in her party but the ex-base will be out the door.

    Premier stares down rebels (Oz paywalled)

    Gladys Berejiklian faces political crises on two fronts.

    Her main crisis is that the Libs are now a mainstream-left party in competition with all the other left parties. Stupid woman.

  4. Up The Workers!

    How can anybody have high hopes for a political Party too dumb to even spell its own name correctly?

    What an oxymoron to be named as “Minister for Education” in an A.L.P. Misgovernment too dumb to even spell its own name correctly.

    “Labor”(sic) – they have no need for “U”!

    “Labor”(sic) – It’s like Mensa for Dumb-people!

  5. nfw

    Sometimes I think it’s me. Given the interweb can provide all sorts of information you would think if somebody had a question the first place he/she/it/my highness might turn is the interweb. Yes, Wikipedia is a left wing totalitarian controlled shill site but even it may have some facts from time-to-time, especially those which the leftie “progressives” like. Having said that have a look at this; there’s even a few paras on the spelling of Labor! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Labor_Party As I say, it’s me.

  6. candy

    PM Morrison very much the Turnbull type but with evangalism. He has the autocratic touch of moulding the party to his desired form.

  7. Mark A

    nfw
    #3158491, posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:18 am

    A rose by any name.

  8. Major Elvis Newton

    Ironically (or not) KFC has recently reverted back to its original Kentucky Fried Chicken moniker.
    Everything old is new again. Again.

  9. Kurt

    the government to fix power prices and force energy companies to sell assets

    You gotta be kidding me. How can you pretend there is a free market in energy? There are massive distortions through renewables.

  10. Roger

    “Labor” Party is the legacy of American-born King O’Malley, who was a spelling reform advocate in the mould of Noah Webster.

  11. Bunyip Bill

    Anybody who thinks that politicans care about them deserve what they get.

  12. Delta

    Wait on, there’s this one too! Banning Cash Transactions – and the real reason: the government wants to be able to steal your money in the bank.

    “In a cashless world, there would be no lower bound on interest rates. A central bank could reduce the policy rate from, say, 2 percent to minus 4 percent to counter a severe recession. The interest rate cut would transmit to bank deposits, loans, and bonds. Without cash, depositors would have to pay the negative interest rate to keep their money with the bank, making consumption and investment more attractive. This would jolt lending, boost demand, and stimulate the economy.

    When cash is available, however, cutting rates significantly into negative territory becomes impossible.”

  13. Leo G

    How about the Lybeeral Party of Australia and the Nashionelle Party of Australia.

    A pity truth in advertising standards aren’t applied to political party names. If they were, I think the Lubbersall Party and the Gnashinggum Party would be fair matches.

  14. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ironically (or not) KFC has recently reverted back to its original Kentucky Fried Chicken moniker.

    Not for long.

    KFC sells out of Beyond Fried Chicken in five hours (29 Aug)

    KFC became the first national fast-food chain to introduce plant-based chicken in the U.S., partnering with Beyond Meat to create a “Beyond Fried Chicken” product only available at one Atlanta location for a limited test. The test proved so popular that lines wrapped around the building, and the store sold out of the faux chicken in less than five hours.

    They’ll have to go back to “KFC” because of truth in advertising laws. KFC can neatly stand for “Kentucky Fake Chicken”.

  15. Robber Baron

    Has anyone put side-by-side pictures of Molotov and Morrison. Uncanny resemblance.

  16. Up The Workers!

    No doubt the wrong spelling of the name of the A.L.P. came from a noted Party intellectual (spelled F.U.C.K.W.I.T.) such as those Trades Hall Einsteins who came up with the strategy for winning the recent Federal “Unloseable Election” by promising a “Pensioners’ Life-Savings-led economic recovery” (Wow! Wasn’t THAT a popular policy! Chris Buffoon and Bonking Billy Short-One said: “If you don’t like our policy, vote for the other mob!”, and a majority of Australians did exactly that – the only time they have ever literally followed the advice of the Buffoon and the Bonker).

    Labor(sic) has lots of knuckle-dragging, dribbling geniuses like those, which is why they shop for all their policy, strategy, plans and ideas at the business premises of the likes of Richard the III and Sarah Halfwit-Bung from the Brown Movement.

  17. Tim Neilson

    a First Home Loan Deposit Scheme in which the government would underwrite up to 15 per cent of the value of a loan.

    Is this utter stupidity or utter dishonesty (pretending to help home buyers)?

    Every auction there’ll be two people there backed by the 15% guarantee and they’ll bid all of it straight into the pocket of the vendor, lumbering themselves in the long term with an extra 15% on their loan.

    Or am I missing something?

  18. Up The Workers!

    To Robber Baron,

    Has anybody ever put side-by-side pictures of Bonking Billy Short-One and a cowardly, accused drug-dealing practitioner of non-consensual horizontal jogging with a minor at a Young Labor(sic) camp at Geelong?

    Uncanny resemblance.

  19. Herodotus

    From the open thread:
    “At The Conversation Australia we’ve recently vowed to improve our climate change coverage, and part of that means moderating comments with a similar degree of rigour.”

    Make that “rigor”, as in rigor mortis, on the death of free speech, truth and decency.

  20. billie

    The state of Kentucky charges companies who use the state’s name

    Hence KFC, not Kentucky etc

  21. Dr Fred Lenin

    Amalgamate the parties (they are nearly all the same ) name it .
    The Australian Nationalist Green Globalist Party or ANGGP .
    That covers all bases ,then form a zreal Peoples party and call it .
    The Australian Populist Antiglobalist Party APAP . Stand on a less government Nationalist Patriotic agenda to destroy globalism and international socialism .

  22. egg_

    How about the Lybeeral Party of Australia and the Nashionelle Party of Australia.

    The Gliberals and National Socialists Coalition.

  23. Howard Hill

    I’d call the liberals( in name only )the FLAC party. Fucking Liars and Cheats party.
    It works for the other side as well, probably coz they’re one in the same!

  24. Terry

    Tim Neilson
    #3158589, posted on September 18, 2019 at 10:22 am
    lumbering themselves in the long term with an extra 15% on their loan.

    Well, no. The same loan size (assuming the inflated purchase price is the same as the insurance premium).

    However, for no actual net benefit to the FHB, we (the taxpayer) get to cover any risk of default and the cost of administering “the scheme”.

    The vendor gets a little more, their real estate agent gets a little more, the state government gets a little more stamp duty (directly, if the purchase price creeps over any capped limit for FHB’s and indirectly if the property market becomes inflated by the intervention) and if the vendor is an investor checking out, then some of the vendor’s profit will go straight back to the ATO (via CGT) for Scomo and Co to flush on even more “well-intentioned” government “assistance” (aka wealth re-distribution).

    Would have been cheaper, easier and more effective to simply give everyone a bigger tax cut, increasing the net incomes of FHB’s and making their loans repayments more affordable.

  25. Terry:

    Would have been cheaper, easier and more effective to simply give everyone a bigger tax cut, increasing the net incomes of FHB’s and making their loans repayments more affordable.

    That is the one thing that Will. Not. Happen.
    (Even if the party that did it would be guaranteed the next two governments.)

  26. Old Lefty

    I’ve always suspected that one of the reasons for the change form Country Party to National Party was the unfortunate effect of contracting Country along the lines of ‘Young Libs’ of ‘Young Labs’.

  27. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    “I remember!”, etc.

  28. Chris Harper

    The lack of a ‘u’ in Labor is down to the influence of King O’Malley, born and raised in the USA and involved it the early Labour movement and the creation of the Labor Party.

  29. Nicholas (Unlicenced Joker) Gray

    Actually, the word comes from Latin, and is spelt ‘Labor’, as in laboratory. The ‘ou’ spelling is a French corruption.

  30. Old Lefty

    Mind you, since Whitlam the the New Class takeover ALP has stood for Academics, Lawyers and Perverts. (They still tolerate the Setkas because the radfems fancy a bit of rough trade.)

  31. Another Ian

    ALP spell it that was as it is their ironclad guarantee to “Take “u” out of work”

  32. Texas Jack

    My local Liberal branch devotes its meeting time to scheming how to embarrass neighbouring branch leaders because they’re either male or thought to be conservative. That’s when they’re not discussing Malthusian approaches to fixing their personal climate concerns.

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