The left judges others by the standards it sets for itself

Attacking Dyson Heydon is an attempt to change the subject which Labor and the union movement are desperate to do. What has already been dug up and placed before the public is astonishing. But if the media can wear a PM setting up “slush funds” it will wear anything to defend the indefensible. This is an article with the very straightforward title, Here’s why the unions want to silence Dyson Heydon. From The Australian:

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Unions can have a positive social purpose but not these kinds of unions. What sort of moral decay is required to be a bystander and wish to see this Commission shut down? The left doesn’t like to think of itself as defenders of Joseph Stalin, National Socialists, Castro’s Cuba and the Venezuela of Chavez. But in everything they do, they show themselves exactly like that. How we can defend ourselves against not just corruption but moral stupidity and intellectual dishonesty is a very tough question that every Western society must now try to deal with.

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45 Responses to The left judges others by the standards it sets for itself

  1. Empire

    A tax strike might do the trick. Take away the candy and watch the children bawl.

  2. Rabz

    Meanwhile in other union related news, Ms Jackson has been ordered by the Federal Court to repay the sum of $1.4 million to the HSU (via the Oz).

  3. Lem

    Can’t agree more. I know Abbott was giving me the shits this year, but after this totalitarian behaviour from the ALP and Unions, I am right behind the coalition. The ALP must be kept out of government. Mind you, Abbott has a bit of swift talking to do now that Kathy Jackson has had the federal court make 1 $1.4M finding against her.

    As for David L, sorry mate but you just lost my vote for the senate when it was reported you were not going to vote against Labor/green’s (post poned) senate motion against Heydon, but abstain. Not good enough.

  4. A Lurker

    As for David L, sorry mate but you just lost my vote for the senate when it was reported you were not going to vote against Labor/green’s (post poned) senate motion against Heydon, but abstain. Not good enough.

    “The enemies you make by taking a decided stand generally have more respect for you than the friends you make by being on the fence” attributed to Benjamin Franklin

  5. jupes

    Attacking Dyson Heydon is an attempt to change the subject which Labor and the union movement are desperate to do.

    And they are very, very good at it and will most likely succeed.

    Even if they don’t and Heydon remains, they will continue with the narrative that Abbott commissioned it to attack his political enemies. Only the most blatant criminals will be charged and nothing will ever come from it.

    Labor in government will ignore the recommendations.

  6. Pickles

    Chris Merritt in the Oz today suggests that if Heydon gets the spear an appropriate replacement might be Callinan. That would be nice.

  7. incoherent rambler

    How we can defend ourselves against not just corruption but moral stupidity and intellectual dishonesty is a very tough question

    Corruption – teetering on the brink. We might lose that one.
    moral stupidity – scan the MSM and you know we have already lost
    intellectual dishonesty – losing this one as well. Intellectual dishonesty is one of the tools to support corruption (ref: all things CAGW)

  8. A Lurker

    A simple change could be that Unions are removed from a tax-exempt status. Sicc the ATO onto them and have hard-hearted, soulless, granite-faced auditors have fun with their books.

  9. thefrollickingmole

    Chris MerrittMole in the Oz Cat today suggests that if Heydon gets the spear an appropriate replacement might be Callinan Wilson “ironbar” Tuackey. That would be nice awesome and make a mint on pay-to-view..

  10. Baldrick

    Laborfilth is complicit with its Union mates in enabling corruption to flourish in this country.

    There is very difference between the corruption in Australia and a country like the Philippines.

  11. jupes

    As for David L, sorry mate but you just lost my vote for the senate when it was reported you were not going to vote against Labor/green’s (post poned) senate motion against Heydon, but abstain.

    Dot! Why are the LDP protecting the unions?

    Hasn’t DL sucked up to lefties enough already by joining the Greens on gay marriage and funding the RET?

  12. Anthony

    Has DL been taking sooking lessons from AG?

  13. .

    Why should DL support a judge who fucked up?

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There is very difference between the corruption in Australia and a country like the Philippines.

    Major difference is that, in South East Asia, most of the corruption is quite open and blatant.

  15. .

    …and the Senate isn’t even going to vote.

    DL is a bad man because “it was reported” that he’d abstain from a vote to support a judge who made a mistake far beneath his competence – and that vote isn’t going to happen anymore.

    No one here has put forward an argument why DL “must!” (as Fisk would say) support Heydon whilst other similarly minded commenters have declared the entire thing now a botch.

    Hysterical commentary here at he cat today.

  16. Dave of Cossack

    These Unions are made in hell…and where they should all go to again with Labor, Greens, their lawyers and their bands of moronic leech like followers.

    PS. The best unions are made in heaven.

  17. Lem

    Heydon hasn’t fucked up Dot, as you well know, unless of course you are buying the ALP line that someone is guilty of something they haven’t done.

    And DL not taking a stance one way or the other when the CFMEU’s political arm is running riot in the senate doesn’t make me feel like voting for him at the next election.

  18. Dr Faustus

    What sort of moral decay is required to be a bystander and wish to see this Commission shut down?

    Stating the bleeding obvious, the kind that is bought and paid for in exchange for a well paying job, excellent benefits, and a whole world of [ahem] co-curricular opportunities. Time now for those opposite to earn their keep: you can bet that the dance cards are well and truly marked, the politics have been war-gamed to death, the parliamentary dumbos are worded up – and expense is no object.

    Is this “moral stupidity and intellectual dishonesty“? Seems to me that it depends where you look: in the media and commentariat, arguably. From the unions, arguably not; this is a practical reason why the union movement owns a political party.

  19. .

    Heydon hasn’t fucked up, no not legally.

    We have Liberal party supporters telling us the whole thing is a botch now.

    …and you’re blaming DL for a “reported” vote that never went ahead.

    However, Heydon should get serious and start throwing justice offence indictments around.

  20. .

    Leftist newspaper The Australian has a history of misrepresenting DL as well.

  21. Lem

    I apologise Dot, the last time I looked in the Oz it said DL was going to abstain, but they are now reporting this:

    “However The Australian understands Senator Leyonhjelm – who had initially flagged his intention to abstain – planned to vote against the motion if it were brought on before Mr Heydon had a chance to hear any ACTU application for him to recuse himself on Friday.”

    It would appear he rethought his position, correctly IMO.

  22. .

    It would appear he rethought his position, correctly IMO.

    It would appear that the leftist tabloid The Australian continues its campaign of ratfucking DL and the LDP so the political class of the ALP and LNP are protected in incompetency and sinecures for perpetuity.

  23. jupes

    Why should DL support a judge who fucked up?

    Wow. Dot goes full lefty.

    Heydon hasn’t fucked up, no not legally.

    Woops. Then again maybe not.

    …and you’re blaming DL for a “reported” vote that never went ahead.

    Tippety tap tap tap tippety tap tap tap

  24. Lem

    So are you saying that he never was going to abstain, at least initially? That’s what was reported a while earlier.

  25. Ant

    While the desperation and reaction of the ALP and unions hasn’t surprised me, I must say that the reaction of many in the media class leaves me cold to my spine.

    The article by Tingle the other day was an example of the completely disgraceful leftist hackery that passes as journalism these days as it sought to muddy the water and cast doubts over the integrity of the RC by making its Commissioner appear as though he was a paid up plant by the Liberal Party in an effort to ruin the fine reputation of unions like the AWU and CFMEU.

    I mean, are these people f——g crazy????

    Your references to Stalin et al is perfect. I would have thrown in Alinsky, too, although he obviously didn’t lead any genocidal corruptocracy like the others (but that may just have been a case of ‘wrong time, wrong place’ for him).

    Meanwhile, as Bolt expertly points out, the same media clowns went feral over the questioning of the blatantly obvious bias emanating from Judith Triggs.

    If the Labor Party, their criminal heads in the union movement and their unprincipled arseholes in the media get away with this you can take this to the bank: We are totally screwed.

  26. jupes

    It would appear that the leftist tabloid The Australian continues its campaign of ratfucking DL and the LDP so the political class of the ALP and LNP are protected in incompetency and sinecures for perpetuity.

    Well let’s take stock. DL votes with the Greens on SSM and wants to spend a lazy BILLION dollars on the RET. He’s not a fan of OSB and now his first instinct is not to take a stand against the unions.

    Seems like he’s just another branch of Greens to me.

  27. .

    Well jupes, the conservative commentators here who think the TURC is ballsed up now “must!” be leftists whilst The Australian is a fairly solid supporter of Hockey’s continuance of Swan’s fiscal policy.

    Some ought to buy you a book on Civics 101.

  28. jupes

    I mean, are these people f——g crazy????

    No. Unlike the LNP they know how to escalate.

  29. jupes

    Well jupes, the conservative commentators here who think the TURC is ballsed up now “must!” be leftists

    True. They are playing to the lefts ‘narrative’ – as if it is in any way credible.

    I don’t know who these ‘conservative’ commentators are but I’d be willing to bet they don’t have the leftist baggage that DL drags around.

  30. .

    Yep sure Currency Lad and IT are leftists. You’re hysterical jupes.

    You’re also lying about the RET. The changes would reduce the long term cost of the RET and reduce the penalty charges kicking in on electricity. Wind would be rendered uncommunicative, please tell us when the Greens voted for this?

  31. jupes

    You’re also lying about the RET.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure DL stated that he is cool with an RET of one BILLION dollars.

    Just like DL, the Greens are also cool with an RET.

  32. jupes

    Yep sure Currency Lad and IT are leftists.

    IT is a conservative? Who knew?

  33. H B Bear

    Heydon hasn’t fucked up, no not legally.

    Dot joins the “it’s the vibe, man” crew.

  34. john constantine

    Interesting that the swampies insist that people that identify with one side of politics cannot do anything in their jobs except be activists for that side of politics.

    Will the swampies insist their abc stand down and resign, as they are unable to operate the taxfunded broadcaster professionally because of their emotional committment to progressing socialism?.

  35. jupes

    Will the swampies insist their abc stand down and resign, as they are unable to operate the taxfunded broadcaster professionally because of their emotional committment to progressing socialism?.

    Of course not because the ABC is scrupulously fair to all sides. Why they regularly have hard core conservatives like Malcolm Turnball on their programs.

  36. Fisky

    The LDP – anti-borders, pro-CFMEU, pro-Green and anti-baker.

  37. Driftforge

    Contempt of Royal Commission
    (1) Any person who intentionally insults or disturbs a Royal Commission, or interrupts the proceedings of a Royal Commission, or uses any insulting language towards a Royal Commission, or by writing or speech uses words false and defamatory of a Royal Commission, or is in any manner guilty of any intentional contempt of a Royal Commission, shall be guilty of an offence.
    Penalty: Two hundred dollars, or imprisonment for three months.

    Is contempt available for comments not in the court itself?

  38. .

    I know you’re lying jupes because you changed the goalposts. As for the vibe, the ALP gets a sympathy plea to the public. I count that as a fuck up.

  39. PeterF

    What is getting up my nose is the refusal of coalition ministers to get down in the gutter with these scumbags. They seem to like “lying back and thinking of England” as the old saying goes. Why,when each Labor dickhead gets up to ask a question,isn’t the reply “and what Union are you representing?” Talk about bias,that chap Wong is a child of the CFMEU. Of course she does what they want.

  40. Lem

    Is contempt available for comments not in the court itself?

    Apparently so, however, having observed Dyson Heydon over the course of the last 15 months or so my take on him is that he is not the sort of guy to get too bothered by having a few insults thrown at him, he is more interested in focussing on his work, so I doubt he will do anything. One thing that IS good, he has great security, and probably people tapping phones, so anyone making threats might find themselves getting a bit of the old “George Alex” treatment. LOL.

  41. bruce

    Have a look at the CFMEU at work on you tube and this is the union that pours millions into Labor/Greens and plays the pied piper. Absolutely sickening that the media ignore this yet are complicit in trying to destroy the reputation of one of our finest legal people. I really do despair for the future of this nation where too many prominent individuals are so devoid of basic morals and shame.

  42. Linden

    Kathy Jackson only got unloaded because she unloaded two other scum bags, Michael Williamson and Graig Thompson, both former star players of the unions and the Labor Party, between them they stole millions of $$$’s, and as for making her pay,big deal, the ACTU via the AWU under Shorten did nothing get anything back from Bruce Wilson and Gillard’s slush fund fraud. The FWA Commission did nothing for 4 years and refused to investigate Williamson and Thompson, what a fucking disgrace we are not witnessing in this country. I have never ever seen anything like what is going on now, organised crime arranged through Unions supported by the governing body of Unions the ACTU and its political arm the Labor Party, and we are being told by the national broadcaster the ABC that they hold the moral high ground in all this. Unbelievable, it really is.

  43. Tel

    Heydon hasn’t fucked up Dot, as you well know, unless of course you are buying the ALP line that someone is guilty of something they haven’t done.

    Strategically he has fucked up, even though he did nothing actually wrong, he should have stayed a mile away from anything even remotely associated with partisan politics. Clearly when the unions own a whole political party of their own, any investigation of union activities immediately has political consequences and that’s what the ALP is designed to do… to shelter the unions and give them the easiest time possible.

    For better or worse a large percentage of Australians are comfortable with this situation and will clutch at any straw to keep the good times rolling. So don’t toss any straws… not even half a straw.

  44. Rob MW

    “Strategically he has fucked up,………”

    I’m not so sure about that Tel. The part of the NSW branch of the Liberal Party must have been on special smokes when they sent Heydon the invitation in the first place. From that point of view the liberal party kick’s an own goal.

  45. min

    Perhaps Karma Andrew Grech has his house on the market for 10 mill. Slag in serious trouble as UK does not have enough money to pay staff and rent for a month.

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