If the MSM told me the sky was blue, I’d have to check for myself!

If the MSM told me the sky was blue, I’d have to check for myself!

On Friday, the MSM showed once again how misleading and downright mendacious they are.

There is no longer any pretence at objectivity or fair and honest reporting, it’s all about them, their bosses and Their preferred option for PM.

They no longer report the news, they just make it up to suit their own agendas!

Karl Stuckwithnodick

Karl Stuckwithnodick

My morning started with no signal on any ABC channel, so I had to resort to  the TODAY “Show” sporting that doyen of right wing spin Karl Stuckwithnodick dribbling the Murdoch meme of  “so the ALP are gone for all money”, while Julie (I only tell lies while I’m conscious) Bishop made lots of noise about how “Kevin” is buffing up in preparation for the fifteenth coming, based on what he didn’t say on the 7.30 report.

She was almost bouncing with barely contained glee, until the ALP man (Who’s name escapes me) said she was a liar over her Indonesian debacle and how she verballed their diplomat, which not only wiped the self satisfied smugness from her dial, but obviously made her think that she was in parliament again, as she demanded he withdraw.

But to her chagrin he did not “withdraw”, but rather he repeated his statement, and then  further elaborated, which I have to say, with hindsight, was the best of the mornings viewing, as it went down hill from there.

As Stuckwithnodick jumped to her defence, I could no longer stomach the hypocrisy and blatant right wing bias, so I flipped to 7 to hear the same crap from their alleged reporters.

Beverly (ALP I fart in your general direction) O'Connor

Beverly (ALP I fart in your general direction) O’Connor

Finally out of desperation I tried the ABC again only to find that the signal was restored and there was Michael Rowland and his porcelain doll sidekick Beverly(ALP I fart in your general direction) O’Connor (slightly reminiscent of a female Chucky) making similar assertions.

They then did a live cross to Kevin Rudd at a shopping ctr where after trying to get him to say anything that would add fuel to another challenge claim (which many had already declared was in the offing), some smart arse reporter asked him to comment on Bill Shorten’s statement that “Labor is headed for a landslide defeat.”

Now to Rudd’s credit he refused to buy into the “challenge” speculation or to comment on statements that he had not heard, at which point I once more lunged for the remote only to stumble across two reporters speaking about the same statement from Shorten, except that one of them actually let slip, what I later found out was “His” version of the whole statement, which was “IF the polls are correct, then Labor is headed for a landslide defeat”.

The other reporter then leaving out the the qualifier, “IF” the polls are correct” just repeated the “Labor are headed for a landslide defeat”, which I heard repeated time and again throughout the day.

Now at most Shorten could be accused of stating the bleeding obvious, but I have since heard the “Real” Quote, from a radio interview, which was “If the polls are correct… If the polls are correct , then Tony Abbott will win in a landslide.”

Now apart from the repeated qualifier, which clearly shows a questioning of said poll results and subsequently alters the connotation of the last half of the sentence (as in the so called “Carbon Tax” lie, where the qualifier was conveniently left off the end), even the reporter who supposedly quoted the whole statement, misquoted.

So the conclusion that I came to a long time ago, and was firmly reinforced on Friday is;

“If the MSM told me that the sky was blue, I’d have to check for myself!”

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49 Responses to If the MSM told me the sky was blue, I’d have to check for myself!

  1. Fed up says:

    I suppose one could say, if the weather forecast is correct, it might rain today. I

    have not said, it will rain. “if” a little word that can have big meanings. One should not ignore it.

    One cannot really say, no the polls are wrong. The truth is, ones does not know.

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  2. Fed up says:

    With Rudd, one has little choice, You can expel him. You can tell him to shut up. Both would backfire.

    Sensible action, is to tell him to get out and sell Labor and the Gillard government,

    He is going to get the attention anyway, considering the adolescent media we have.

    Maybe allowing him to be centre of attention, flooding the TV with his stunts, might lead to the media tiring of him, as the truth is, he has nothing new to say.

    At least,he is showing Abbott up. Maybe his followers will get the message. It is not between Rudd and Gillard, but Gillard and ABBOTT.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Yes, just let him do what he’s doing, he’s already said on more than one occasion that he supports the PM, so let the MSM go their hardest, as they will end up looking more and more stupid and irrelevant 😯

      We will prevail 😀

      Cheers 😀

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    • Dianna Art says:

      I agree. Can’t hide Rudd, let him do what he does best – for some reason the MSM appear to be interested in what he has to say (shame that the PM is not treated to the same respect) and he really does make Tony look even more gauche – if that was possible.

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      • Truth Seeker says:

        Dianne, thanks for your comment 😎

        Yes, at this time we need every ALP MP and supporter telling their story, cos the bloody MSM won’t 👿

        Cheers ;grin:

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        • diannaart says:

          If, as the MSM is currently claiming, Rudd’s latest run at the hustings is another attempt to de-stabilise the PM, I am very disappointed.

          Do we really wind up with the government we deserve? I don’t believe we deserve Abbott.

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          • Truth Seeker says:

            Dianna, without taking one side or the other, WRT Rudd, that fact is that he is an elected representative and has every right to campaign for the party.

            As far as I am concerned, and I know that some will disagree with me, he has made his support for the PM clear, and it is a sad fact that most speculation was based on what it was perceived that he didn’t say.

            And the truth is that it’s more than likely that it’s MSM that are trying to destabilise. 😯

            I have heard many say that we get the government that we deserve, but I think iif Abbott does win, we got the government that Murdoch wants! 👿

            Cheers 😀

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  3. kate ahearne says:

    Howdy, Truthie. Lovely stuff! I especially like Beverly (ALP I fart in your general direction} O’connor, And Julie (I only tell lies when I’m conscious) Bishop. A giggle does you good.

    For Fair Media Alliance, http://fairmediaalliance.wordpress.com/

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Hi Kate, 😀 thanks for your comment 😎 Yes I must admit to having a chuckle myself at those lines 😀 But I thought they were very apt 😯

      Hope you have a good trip home to Tassie and return refreshed and ready for the fight 😀 I know there will be lots to do when you return 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  4. Fed up says:

    TS, some of those photos, it is impossible to guess the size of the audience for the media, in front.

    Has Abbott or any of the Opposition been on today?

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Fed up, I haven’t seen any today, only a few repeats from yesterday, but I’ve been busy writing and doing other stuff, so I’M not sure who’s been out and about 😦

      The headlines only seem to focus on where Rudd has been, which might just backfire on them as he’s pushing the ALP story 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  5. Fed up says:

    They said that both the PM and Abbott were both avoiding being questioned. Thought the PM might have left the field open for Rudd. Why Abbott is, though puzzles me.. Thought they would go in for the kill.

    Maybe the penny is dropping,, that one can over reach ands push too far.

    Looks like that terrible terrorist, Mandela is really ill this time.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Yes Abbott would usually take advantage of the opening of a dogs bowels to get a photo op and a dig at the ALP. Maybe they think that they’re such a shoe in that they don’t have to bother 😀

      Yes people forget that Mandela was a convicted terrorist in his hay day. 😯 but then the Smith regime was no feel good democratic exemplar either 😯

      Cheers 😀

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  6. martha says:

    truth seeker,, when I read on a blog that bill had said that I thought I bet he did not,

    that’s not the sort of thing Bill Shorten would say, so I went to his web site, and read another door stop, the reporter on that particular date was putting words in his mouth, from now on, I will go to the ministers page and have a look.
    The damage of course is done, how does one correct every wrong statement and exaggeration,
    From what I see most old media staff are not on twitter, if they where, we could link from the Ministers web site to the reporter and to the newpapers somehow , we have to make these people know we know , even if is just the cyber population, if its an abc reporer we could tweet it back to scott, just a suggestion

    If they in the end find out we are watching every word to make sure what the ministers says is reported word for word.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Martha, thanks for your comment 😀

      Sadly, I think they are passed caring whether we know or not, cos they get the impact that they seek from those who just believe what they say and don’t question.

      But I agree that they should not be allowed to get away with their lies unchecked and letting them know that they are being held to account somewhere may have an impact on some 😀

      Cheers 😀

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      • Dianna Art says:

        I am listening to the ABC RN Outsiders. Todays talking heads are; Ian Hanke (Mr Hanky snorkle can’t stop finding that funny – yes I am that pathetic) former Howard spruiker, Toby Ralph (another member of the far-right) and, presumably for balance, Wendy Harmer.

        “passed caring” – truer words I cannot find, the above group spent the entire air-time chuckling at a Labor party deemed “atrocious” by Mr Hanke, they batted about the idea of Rudd’s on the road campaign as either another run for leadership or a determined effort to place Labor in a positive light. Speculation which lasted an entire second before returning to the giggle-fest.

        I don’t think I can listen to a further 4 months of this indulgent schadenfreude directed at Labor.

        Beam me up Scotty.

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Dianne, thanks for your comment 😀 yes I heard Barrie Cassidy saying how he was sure there was another challenge on before the election… WTF?

          They are all taking as gospel the polls three months + out from an election 😦 The gospel according to Rupert, not that reliable if you go on the US election 😀

          But I am working on the idea that the song that the fat lady (Gina) sings, may not be to their liking. 😯 😀

          Cheers 😀

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  7. Fed up says:

    The only ones I have seen today, is Abetz.

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  8. Fed up says:

    and of course, Rudd.

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  9. jock says:

    A slight digression: one man’s terrorist is another’s patriot. See the UK Gov ducking and weaving as it is ordered to pay compo to concentration camp victims in the Kenyan mau mau campaign. Currently reading US res. Wilson’s call for self determination for all at the 1920 peace talks as long as they are white and not subject of Euro Colonists. Stuff the Iraqis first set them up with a dictator then when he doesn’t do what you want crush him and his country and start again. Stuff the Afghans. Give them guns to get the Russians out then when they don’t do what you want go in and crush them again. Stuff the people then wonder why they risk their lives for a better life anywhere.

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  10. jock says:

    Sorry typo that should be US Pres. Wilson

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Jock, and thanks for your comment 😀

      Yes many forget the reasons for the refugee problems that the world, not just Australia, has now, and our problem is minuscule compared to countries like Indonesia, the USA and much of Europe and the UK, as millions of displaced people look for a better life.

      On another matter, I have been thinking about your suggestion, and may have something in a few weeks, no promises though 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  11. cornlegend says:

    love the pic of Karl Stuckwithnodick
    you sure can find them !
    had a nice couple of days with grandkids at Thredbo.
    back into it,

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      cornlegend, great to have you back, 😀 you are missed when not around, 😦
      Glad you had a good break, 😀 but Mate, I was very distressed to see your comment on IA, and am currently writing a new post about how we can’t let the bastards win.

      The truth is that we still have a long way to go, and I do understand the frustration, as I spent most of the weekend and yesterday yelling at the TV calling the mendacious LNP members and the MSM every possible verbal permutation of lying Bastards/Pricks that I could think of, and I have to say there were quite a few permutations that I voiced, that I didn’t even realise that I knew 😯

      But as I have said many times and will continue to say, “Capitulation is not an option!”

      We “WILL” prevail. 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  12. cornlegend says:

    Truthy.
    I tried to post this on IA but for some reason, it won’t come up.

    To all those who have commented regarding my post.
    I WILL NEVER give up.
    I will die a lefty, knowing full well that I , in my own heart, have done the right thing in opposing the LNP at every turn.
    I believe I have lived my life with a “social conscience” and Abbott and his right wing rabble can never strip that away from me.
    I will make every effort possible to try to keep Abbott out of the Lodge.
    I am, however, appalled at the thought that my own, the friends of years gone by, of the left, have taken the MSM crap, hook line and sinker.
    I feel I have to have a personal crusade to get Labor re elected.
    I reveled in the time of Gough, I dodged the Vietnam conscription Lottery by one day, and I feel I owe.
    I am saddened by my generation.
    We have left future generations with a hell of a mess.
    I am disgusted, when I look back on the greedy, selfish “baby boomers” rallying outside Parliament, spurred on by Alan Jones, in the campaign against the Price on Carbon.
    The horrible “ditch the witch” ,”Bob Browns Bitch” banners they stood behind.
    Go back and have a look at the pictures of that Rally.
    Almost all grey haired wrinklies, like me.
    I feel embarrassed.
    We owe our future generations a clean planet, a decent health care system, decent education, the NDIS, NBN.
    I will never give up.
    I just wait for Labor to start the fightback.
    They have the runs on the board.
    I want them to fight to WIN this election, not just try to preserve some seats.
    I wait for the fight to begin
    And I wait, and wait, and wait

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      cornlegend, this warms my heart 😀 that’s the legend I know 😀

      We MUST AND WE WILL Prevail 😀

      Cheers 😀

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      • Hefina "red dragon, says:

        Couldn’t top that Truth Seeker, hear hear, Cheer up Corn legend , it’s great to have you back on IA, I have been busy spreading your words . keep your chin up. she will see us through. she ain’t finished yet. (:-) Could this be published anywhere else ?
        IA could put it on their face book. that has a large following.So has “Tony Abbott will never be Prime Minister” face book ,

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Hefina, thanks for your comment 😎 and It is good to have him back 😀

          I am not sure about facebook as I don’t have an account myself, so I rely very much on others sharing 😎 but I’m sure someone could copy and paste it, or put a link to this page and comment.

          I think it may not have been allowed at IA, as there are many repeated words which some filters won’t let through 😦 but Admin might be able to put it up if asked ?

          Cheers 😀

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          • Hefina "red dragon, says:

            Hi truth seeker for your reply, I have recently re joined Face book only to be able to get on other sites like the TV channels. i wouldn’t have a clue how to transfer anything. I learn’t my lesson last time not knowing what i was doing , i was having nast troll on there . so i cancelled it. but have rejoined as i said. I have posted comments on channel 7, 10, and MBC, Murdochs Broadcasting C, ex ABC(:-) Cheers

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            • Truth Seeker says:

              Hefina, mine is only a small blog, and i like to reply to everyone who takes the time to comment 😀

              I know that you can click on the facebook button to link it to your own facebook page, but I’m not sure how to link it to others 😦 if in fact you can?

              If you click on the comment first, you might be able to copy the address from the address bar in your browser, and paste it into a comment on a facebook page?

              Cheers 😀

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  13. melaine says:

    Chin up cornlegend, left a comment on IA re your recent post… I was so concerned about your seeming despondence that I felt compelled to actually comment (not something I am wont to do!) both there and here. As truthseeker says above “Capitulation is NOT an option”, we are fighting for the future wellbeing of this country, not just in the short term, but for many decades to come. We cannot allow these later day carpetbaggers and budding fascists to gain control of the parliment of this wonderful country we are so lucky to call ‘home’.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      melaine, welcome 😀 and thanks for your comment 😎

      I am sure that cornlegend will be back firing on all cylinders in a heart beat, cos you can’t keep a corn LEGEND down 😀 And this great nation needs us all 😎

      Cheers 😀

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  14. It’s pretty clear that those polls were a small confection on the part of Rupert and Co.

    But as someone above said – we just don’t know.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Heather, thanks for your comment 😀

      Yes it’s hard to imagine anything else, but the fact is that they don’t really matter

      I was reading the reachtel details today, and the questions they asked started with;
      Q.  If a Federal Election was held today, to  which party will you  probably give your  first  preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?
      Q.  If don’t know‐Well which party are you currently leaning to?

      So as you can see there are plenty of options to make your preference clear… NOT.

      Cheers 😀

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  15. cornlegend says:

    melaine
    Thanks for your concern.
    I will NEVER give up.
    “Julia Gillard is a strong, intelligent, inspirational and determined woman”

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  16. Fed up says:

    This PM has never responded as many expect. From what we seen today, it appears, she is going to take Abbott on, on Abbott’s ground.

    I think we better hang on, it is going to be a wild ride. The PM, when one thinks about it, is left no option, but to chance everything.

    Suspect, we will not hear the word Coalition or Abbott. It will be all about men, wearing blue ties. The males on Drum, have already fell into the trap. Saying that she is wrong.

    They did not comprehend the words, men in blue ties, telling woman, they know better what women want.

    Yes, this is indeed a brave and gutsy woman. When one risk all, one can also lose. If that is so, it will not be without a fight.

    It is a fight, that most women, should want her to win. It is our fight, and the fight that we do not want to see our daughters, and their daughters have to fight.

    It is two pronged. One, women finally taking their place in a society, where gender does not count. The second, taking our democracy back from one tr two media moguls. Both are worth winning.

    I have always said, this election will not be a rerun of the previous. When I said that, I was only acknowledging that the PM has grown in posture. Maybe there is something in the genes of Welsh politicians, that do not conform.

    I believe that Abbott broadcasts every punch. Not so, our redhead.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Fed up , I think you may be right 😀 and it’s certainly going to be worth watching.

      I am writing a new piece at the moment that will cover a closely related point 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  17. Fed up says:

    “We have left future generations with a hell of a mess.
    I am disgusted, when I look back on the greedy, selfish “baby boomers” rallying outside Parliament, spurred on by Alan Jones, in the campaign against the Price on Carbon.
    The horrible “ditch the witch” ,”Bob Browns Bitch” banners they stood behind.
    Go back and have a look at the pictures of that Rally.
    Almost all grey haired wrinklies, like me.”

    Would like to remind many, that similar rally in Sydney, was out numbered by a one supporting the tax, at Central. I believe there where more of us oldies, many accompanied by what looked like two and three generations.

    They were much nicer people too. No ugly signs and banners. Just people, saying, we care.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Fed up, sadly a few bad mannered, ugly (attitudinally) people are more memorable,(for all the wrong reasons) than a crowd of well behaved decent people.

      It’s the same old story, one or two bad apples will spoil the whole barrel. 😦

      But it does prove the old adage ” There’s no fool like an old fool!” 😯 and an old fool can be really foolish. 😦 especially an old and rabid right wing fool! 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  18. cornlegend says:

    Fed up
    I was also out demonstrating, in support of the price on carbon.
    The rallies I attended also had mature age participants, [well outnumbered by the youth}
    My concern, and I suppose I could have phrased it better, was, How many pics of the rallies you and I attended have you seen ?
    How many of the disgusting one in Canberra have you seen ?
    the “Browns Bitch” the “Ditch the Witch” with Abbott in the foreground.
    The “bused in crowd’ shipped in by Jones and cohorts, and fawned over by Abbott, Mirrabella and Bishop were a disgrace.
    Almost the whole of that rally were people of my generation, and the ones interviewed, beside spewing bile at Gillard, brought up the “cost they would suffer under a carbon tax.
    I felt ashamed that they showed so little concern for future generations

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      cornlegend, another classic example of the bias of the Murdoch’s mendacious MSM 👿

      Once we’ve won the election, then we can turn our attention to real media reform, and reclaiming OUR ABC 😀 But first things first 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  19. GUTFUL says:

    Cornlegend, Don’t despair I have read your comments here and on Independent Australia and I want to let you know that I have an 18 year old daughter and a house full of her 18 year old friends ready to vote in a marginal seat as well and they are asking me ??s and they do not like the idea of a slow broadband and they also do want to protect our environment very much!!! I think when the time comes these youngsters will make a difference at the poll they want progress and they use social media big time. Will do my best to guide them with the truth!! They also despise racism and unfairness there is hope they are our future!! I think they can see bullshit and they will not vote for it. Hang in there I want give up !!

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Gutful, welcome to my site, 😀 and thanks for your comment 😎

      cornlegend is a great lefty warrior, and will fight till the end. 😀 I do understand his frustration though, as we see the ALP taking hit after hit at the hands of the mendacious Murdoch and his MSM and LNP Puppets.

      The kids are the future, and with your guidance, I am sure they will vote for the party that offers them the best hope for their futures. 😀
      Keep up the good work 😎

      Cheers 😀

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  20. jock says:

    I agree with most of the comments above. Regarding Julia’s different approach. I heard her say in question time in answer to a question from an independent (i think) she was ready to get the debate commision fired up to debate abbott as often as she could. Pressure needs to be put on abbott to front up to as many debates as possible to give him the maximum chance to lose the unlosable. To the internet savvy out there start demanding debates.
    An aside: Truthie I hope I haven’t overloaded your brain cells with ideas they must be working ten to the dozen. Keep up the good work.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Jock, 😀 yes I agree that JGPM has to start to get out into the public spotlight, and challenge Abbott at every opportunity. Show him up for the gutless, policy free zone that he is, and make the people demand that he tell us what his true agenda is, especially after Hockey stated that he was going to do a Newman and not reveal their agenda until after the election and their commission of audit. 👿

      I am trying to finish a new post, which I am hoping to post later today, and I have written something, similar to your suggestion, but have not yet had time to see how it will work, so I’ll keep you posted (pardon the pun) 😀

      Cheers 😀

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