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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by gergreg » August 27, 2018, 10:27 pm

Katter really deserves his own TV show. He's just amazing. How the **** do people vote for him?
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Post by Dr Zaius » August 27, 2018, 10:30 pm

WHY ARE THEY ALL YELLING?
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Post by Schifty » August 27, 2018, 11:10 pm

That had everything.

Including Pauline Hanson being an expert on Wildlife and saying he immigration policy has never discriminated.

As someone on twitter said, George Christensen came across as mildly intelligent on that panel.

He also threatened to cross the floor again (We know how that ends)

Also apparently Queensland will now be broken up into two state. I'm actually ok with that.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by gergreg » August 31, 2018, 3:49 pm

Does Dutton need to be investigated for every single decision he has made as au pair Minister?
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Post by T_R » August 31, 2018, 4:36 pm

gergreg wrote:Does Dutton need to be investigated for every single decision he has made as au pair Minister?
It would aupair that he does.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Sid » August 31, 2018, 5:01 pm

T_R wrote:
August 31, 2018, 4:36 pm
gergreg wrote:Does Dutton need to be investigated for every single decision he has made as au pair Minister?
It would aupair that he does.
... get out :arrow:
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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by gergreg » August 31, 2018, 8:19 pm

T_R wrote:
August 31, 2018, 4:36 pm
gergreg wrote:Does Dutton need to be investigated for every single decision he has made as au pair Minister?
It would aupair that he does.
Ughh.

The one pleasing thing is seeing AFL supremo look like a deer in the headlights during questioning - "not expecting any special treatment". Umm the very act of lobbying Dutton is asking for special treatment, is it not?
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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Schifty » September 1, 2018, 8:15 pm

https://twitter.com/alexbhturnbull

Turnbull's son on twitter.

Started off by saying he father tried to fight stupid and lost to stupid and is now telling people to donate to the labor campaign :lol:

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Green eyed Mick » September 2, 2018, 8:21 am

Turnbull joined the party of stupid (and racist). A bit rich for his supporters to be trashing the party for what has been clearly evident since Hewson was rolled as leader.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Schifty » September 2, 2018, 7:28 pm

Well the coup has got even dumbed as now some people from both Dutton and Turnbull's camp believe Morrison's people put votes behind Dutton in the first spill to create more chaos than there actually was and ensure he would win the 2nd leadership ballot...

Seriously how much more crazy can their theories get...

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by gangrenous » September 3, 2018, 7:28 am

Doesn’t seem that far fetched... how else do you explain Dutton having enough signatures for a spill and then failing to win the vote otherwise?

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Schifty » September 3, 2018, 9:03 am

gangrenous wrote:
September 3, 2018, 7:28 am
Doesn’t seem that far fetched... how else do you explain Dutton having enough signatures for a spill and then failing to win the vote otherwise?

Having Abbott, Abetz and Canberra's number one embarrassment Zed doing your numbers?

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Sossman » September 3, 2018, 9:43 am

Zed is a literal root vegetable.

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Doesn’t seem that far fetched... how else do you explain Dutton having enough signatures for a spill and then failing to win the vote otherwise?

Having Abbott, Abetz and Canberra's number one embarrassment Zed doing your numbers?
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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by -TW- » September 3, 2018, 1:03 pm

It's a pretty crafty ploy, ensuring Dutton had enough numbers in the first spill to create instability and him thinking he would have a genuine chance to win

Then Morrison's camp rounds up the numbers from Turnbulls camp and swoops in

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Green eyed Mick » September 7, 2018, 6:44 pm

Tom Ballard eulogises Turnbull.


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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by gergreg » September 8, 2018, 9:53 am

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/politi ... 502da.html

52% of the population identify as Christians? Really? I thought it was much lower?
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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Manbush » September 8, 2018, 4:10 pm

gergreg wrote:
September 8, 2018, 9:53 am
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/politi ... 502da.html

52% of the population identify as Christians? Really? I thought it was much lower?
That combines all denominations of which Catholicism was the highest one at 22.6%, for the record Morrisons Pentecostals are 1.1% so all the preachers saying Morrison was a miracle from god and darkness is coming if he’s not re-elected won’t have the same affect here as evangelical leaders praising Trump in America.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by the bone » September 8, 2018, 5:41 pm

gergreg wrote:
September 8, 2018, 9:53 am
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/politi ... 502da.html

52% of the population identify as Christians? Really? I thought it was much lower?
I imagine a lot of those people would be non-practicing Christians e.g. people raised in a Christian family who do not actively live a Christian life (i.e. do not go to church, pray etc)

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by -TW- » September 8, 2018, 6:23 pm

the bone wrote:
gergreg wrote:
September 8, 2018, 9:53 am
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/politi ... 502da.html

52% of the population identify as Christians? Really? I thought it was much lower?
I imagine a lot of those people would be non-practicing Christians e.g. people raised in a Christian family who do not actively live a Christian life (i.e. do not go to church, pray etc)
That's what I was thinking

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Manbush » September 8, 2018, 10:22 pm

There were definitely some that ticked it for believing they were culturally Christian rather than actual believing Christians, would’ve been less than last time with “no religion” the first option on the list for the first time but there would’ve have been some.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Green eyed Mick » September 11, 2018, 7:09 pm

Dutton v Quadvlieg. With Quadvlieg having nothing to lose and Dutton's career on the line, this could get messy.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by gergreg » September 11, 2018, 7:25 pm

Green eyed Mick wrote:
September 11, 2018, 7:09 pm
Dutton v Quadvlieg. With Quadvlieg having nothing to lose and Dutton's career on the line, this could get messy.
They should square off at the Colosseum. Quadvlieg with home ground advantage.
And what do you mean it could get messy? It's already resembling the Raiders 2017 & 18 seasons.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Green eyed Mick » September 11, 2018, 8:27 pm

gergreg wrote:
September 11, 2018, 7:25 pm
Green eyed Mick wrote:
September 11, 2018, 7:09 pm
Dutton v Quadvlieg. With Quadvlieg having nothing to lose and Dutton's career on the line, this could get messy.
They should square off at the Colosseum. Quadvlieg with home ground advantage.
And what do you mean it could get messy? It's already resembling the Raiders 2017 & 18 seasons.
Quadvlieg was the head of border force. I suspect he knows plenty of things Dutton and the government would prefer to keep to themselves.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Schifty » September 11, 2018, 9:26 pm

Using Parliament to say he "groomed" someone much younger than him can't end well..

Everyone knows what that implies.

Thing with this is Roman isn't going personal.

Dutton first questioned his mental health and now this..

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by gergreg » September 12, 2018, 7:04 am

Well it's not like any MPs have ever had a much younger partner or helped them get a job in 'out of the ordinary' circumstances.

Dutton is digging a massive hole for himself and not in the Dale Kerrigan way.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Schifty » September 12, 2018, 11:59 am

gergreg wrote:
September 12, 2018, 7:04 am
Well it's not like any MPs have ever had a much younger partner or helped them get a job in 'out of the ordinary' circumstances.

Dutton is digging a massive hole for himself and not in the Dale Kerrigan way.

Does he not remember who his Deputy PM was just a few months ago..?

Wonder if he would drop the word "Grooming" for that.

He was getting his partner gigs where she didn't even have log in despite working there for months :lol:

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Sossman » September 12, 2018, 2:42 pm

ScoMo, Erica Betzy and Nauru Voldemort all squeeling like stuck pigs.

To be fair, the media (or at least the 70% owned by NewsCorp) will crush most of the accusations coming from Quaedvlieg as he isn't exactly of upstanding character himself.

However, I think Roman has so much **** to throw that some will have to stick, potentially after being verified by third parties.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Green eyed Mick » September 12, 2018, 6:22 pm

Most of the stuff that is likely to cause real damage is under the cover of 'on water matters'.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by gergreg » September 13, 2018, 9:48 pm

Ricky could learn a thing or two about shoving it in our faces.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Schifty » September 13, 2018, 9:52 pm

or tweeting songs about flashing cash at strippers.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Green eyed Mick » September 14, 2018, 7:19 pm

Morrison's pick in Wentworth went out in the first round and now it looks like Phelps could run.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Schifty » September 16, 2018, 9:50 am

Abbott ran unopposed from pre selection in Warringah and only won 46-38 :lol:

Take a hint!

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by gangrenous » September 16, 2018, 1:55 pm

****s gotta go.

It’s a black mark on the face of Australia and the people of Warringah that he didn’t get shafted many years ago. People are **** idiots for enabling the wrecker.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Pigman » September 17, 2018, 8:22 pm

Schifty wrote:
September 13, 2018, 9:52 pm
or tweeting songs about flashing cash at strippers.
God that fiasco has hit me right in a sore point
Why the **** does anyone give a ****... it was a lame attempt to be cool, that's all. But the way certain twitter users of a certain political persuasion (I.E you, you **** knuckle dragging) took to it was embarrassing

I **** guarantee you if that Spineless idiot Shorten used some song as a backdrop to some meaningless social media post, you'd be **** mum on it. It actually made me want to vote for ScoMo more.

Is there we're we are at? Worrying about the extended lyrics of a song pollies use for social media posts?
If so, shut down it all down, we dont need pollies to run the country because we've run out of real problems
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