Since when did motherhood statements become policies?

Since when did motherhood statements become policies?

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I have to admit to being somewhat puzzled and bemused by the levels of hypocrisy and coincidence in the political arena this past week.

It started in earnest with Rudd’s assertion that Abbott’s “policy”   😆    of  turning back

the boats (When it’s safe to do so), could open the AAAJulie2way to a diplomatic conflict.  Which according to Bishop, was Rudd saying that they (The LNP) would start a war with Indonesia.    Her outrage was hilarious and full of hypocrisy.

Then there was Rudd’s challenge for Abbott to debate him on policy, to which Abbott replied, “well if he wants to recall parliament, I’ll debate him there.”… WTF?   he hasn’t debated policy at all, that I can recall, in the entire term of this parliament.

Rudd has since then ramped up the pressure, asking if Abbott has the guts to debate the issues   😀   I wonder if he meant that as a rhetorical question?

We also have the QLD coroner, a week after Rudd’s comeback, reportedly blaming in part the Federal government for the tragic electrocution death of a young man who apparently chose to buy and use metal staples, rather than  use the nylon ones, because they made the job quicker.

We also saw the parents of the young man, seemingly blaming Rudd personally.

Well as sad and sorry as I feel for the family, who are obviously still grieving, they are drawing an extremely long bow there.   We then saw the LNP trying again for political milage from this tragic loss of a young life.

Now maybe the timing of the coroners report is just coincidence, but the rampant hypocrisy certainly isn’t, it’s about Abbott trying to divert attention away from his lack of policies.

Would you buy a used car from any one of these?

Would you buy a used car from any one of these?

And as much as he waves his little “Our Plan” booklet around, there is not a lot in there that can be debated, as it is long on aspiration, but very short on detail, and totally lacking in costings.   😯

Which is why The LNP are getting more and more hysterical in their calls for an early election, because the longer this drags out, the harder it’s going to be for the LNP to look like a credible alternative while withholding actual policies, with detail and costings.

And I, like many others, am really hanging out for these debates, cos I’m dying to get the answer to the question;

“Since when did motherhood statements become policies?” 

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28 Responses to Since when did motherhood statements become policies?

  1. kate ahearne says:

    Pretty good for a quickie, Truthie. Actually, I think there’s a lot to be said for the short, sharp. rapid response. (I tend to get caught up in all sorts of permutations that make a meal out of everything.)

    But in the run-up to the election, I think it’s good to make snappy responses to the goings-on so that the details don’t get lost, and so readers don’t have to wait forever for someone to give them something to compare their own experiences with and help them to get clear about the issues as they occur.

    I’ve just posted a piece myself – ‘Tony Abbott – Blunders, Bluster, Backflips, Bloomers, Bugger-ups, Bastardry, Budgie-Smugglers and, er, Policies: The Carbon Tax Chapter’

    I’ll go across and put your link up on FMA. Sleep tight.
    For Fair Media Alliance, http://fairmediaalliance.wordpress.com/

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  2. Fed up says:

    It appears that there are further coronal ;reports to come down.

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  3. Fed up says:

    According to Malcolm Fraser, turning back the boats is not a policy. Agree. Not even a good slogan.

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  4. jock says:

    Too true truthie. Society will always be a mix of good, bad and the shady greys. The good story of the useful things which were done ie school libraries, millions of insulated houses is lost by the surprising number of unscrupuless people who sought to make profit from a good scheme to get cash into circulation and save jobs in the GFC. That’s why we all used to be union membres.At least the prosecutions get a mention.
    On rabbott and the debates, he wants to do it in parliament because no one gets to put direct questions to him. Everyone knows he will always say the wrong thing when he doesn’t know what the questions will be and they are put directly to him in public. I don’t know what his boxing record was but boxers are supposed to react instinctly and be quick on their feet. Perhaps that is the answer he boxed so badly his poor old brain took a battering and he can no longer duck and weave. the knock out is coming and he is in mortal dread of it.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Jock 😀

      Yes, and I wonder how many of those unscrupulous individuals/business owners were LNP supporters? I’d venture to suggest that there was a fair representation of the rabid right amongst them 😯

      As far as the election debates are concerned, I think that they get a list of subjects and questions ahead of time, but yes he runs a mile from any situation that isn’t carefully scripted, but even stuffs up the ones that are 🙄

      Yes, political glass jaw springs to mind 😀

      Cheers 😀

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      • Mike Ballard says:

        Exactly what I’ve thought from the get-go on this LNP attack. Sure thing, more regulatory efforts should have been taken to get these rorting right-wing business people to cease and desist with their cost-cutting speed ups of the workers they employed to put the insulation in. BUT!!! putting the insulation in was a GOOD MEASURE and the LNP opposed it from the beginning because they don’t want government spending the wealth their pals in the business community get from employing workers on the general public interest. It’s right-wing politics and cheap shots using human beings’ welfare as political footballs.

        Anybody notice how that’s happening with the ‘boat people’ question?

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        • Truth Seeker says:

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

          yes, I think that they think that it’s their money to hand out to those that deserve it… those that already have plenty, as they intend to do with their “Direct Action Plan” for the environment 😦

          I think you’ll find that most of their policies are based on this premise 😯

          cheers 😀

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  5. Fed up says:

    I believe he was better known as a slugger than boxer.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Fed up, that’s his political strategy as well, throw enough punches and you have to land one or two 😯 you might ware your opponents down (Bore them to death) but you are unlikely to land a quality hit or a knockout blow. 🙄

      Cheers 😀

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  6. joy cooper says:

    Well said Truth Seeker. Being a tad cynical these days (not without cause, I reckon 😆 ), I felt the timing of the release of that Qld coroner’s report to be rather suss. Almost as if “they” were waiting for a kaching, dotcha moment. It did seem strange that the parts of the report critical of the then Rudd Federal government were the ones highlighted by the lazy, complicit MSM just when Kevin Rudd was enjoying a resurgence of popularity in the polls. The parts of the report critical of the deceased employees & their employers never rated a mention. Odd that.

    Thanks for this post, TS, It’s another good’un. 🙂 The LNP has even run out of their hot air slogans so they are repeating the same old ones over & over & over, ad nauseum.

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  7. joy cooper says:

    *gotcha 🙂

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  8. The pamphlet I received from the local Liberal candidate listed one of their policies as keeping interest rates as low as possible – how or why this is desirable wasn’t mentioned at all. I’m surprised they didn’t include keeping the weather as nice as we can as one one of their campaign slogans.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Rossliegh, thanks for your comment 😀 yes I read through as of it much as I could stomach, for a previous post, and found the same. 😯

      the weather is a bit of a touchy subject for them 😆 😆 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  9. bilko says:

    Hi Truthy another fine spear to throw at the elephant (or Skywhale) in the room, however the reason he is shy of answering questions is because he has no answers regardless of the topic.

    He is like our beloved (sarcasm) “SKYWHALE” full of hot air signifying nothing and a complete waste of taxpayers money. Come the actual electioneering time, policy will become the focus.

    In the mean time like a surfer he is gliding alone on a murdoch wave which is slowly ebbing into nothing. My only regret is it will not be Julia slaying the beast.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Bilko, thanks for your comment 😀

      That’s right, he has no answers, just slogans and spin 😯

      Skywhalee 😆 😆

      Yes I agree, I am not happy about Rudd taking any credit for Julia’s achievements or claiming the win, but anything’s better than Abbott and his mendacious misfits, the LNP 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  10. lefturnahead says:

    Good evening Mr Truth Seeker and thank you for another well written piece on the current situation. Call me cynical which i probably am,but no one is going to tell me the timing of the Coroners report is a coincidence,it has George Brandis fingerprints all over it,and we all know what lengths these cretins will go to score points against their opponents. To use the deaths of these poor unfortunate young men is disgusting ,even i did’nt think they would sink this far into the sewer and i am a pretty laid back type of bloke,but this latest filthy disgusting episode has truly shocked and disgusted me ,and i believe the majority of Australians are good and fair minded people and they will see through this desperate attempt by the LNP for what it is. I dont care whether a person votes left or right or what ever,because this episode transcends political loyalties,it tells me this mob will do anything to attain power,and i mean Anything.”””

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Lefturnahead, thanks for that 😎 and a very good evening to you too 😀

      Thanks for your comment, and as I’m sure you already know, I agree entirely 😀

      Yes any fair minded and clear thinking Australian regardless of political bent/persuasion should thoroughly condemn the actions of the LNP in their cynical attempt to make political milage out of this situation.

      Keep up the good work and the fight 😎

      Cheers 😀

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    • Yes, lefturnahead, I, too, thought the timing of the release of this coroner’s report to be very suspicious, as I have already mentioned. Wouldn’t put anything past most of the LNP born-to-rulers but this current nasty & cold-hearted lot would have to be the real dregs. They will stoop to nothing to attain power.

      One would have to ask what is in it for them as their motives definitely aren’t altruistic. They have hinted at the pain they will inflict on the electorate if they con their way into government so they aren’t doing it for the good of the people, That’s for sure. Do hope voters will wake up to them very soon.

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      • Truth Seeker says:

        Joy, yes coincidence is a wonderful thing 😯 😀

        Altruism is not part of the LNP psyche, vocabulary or DNA 😯

        But poetry is part of mine, and I am about to post my latest for a bit of light relief; “Said the Abbott to the Bishop, take 2!” 😀

        Cheers 😀

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  11. jaybuoy says:

    Anyone who takes the time to read the Coroners report will find no “scathing” findings in regard to the Government.. only that it instigated a programme that was not properly regulated by the relevant state authorities.. in fact in most states there was no regulation.. No person would have been injured if the power had been turned off at the mains.. pretty hard to regulate stupidity..

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    • Truth Seeker says:

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

      yes, it’s amazing how the MSM and the LNP can take a fairly innocuous reference and build a story around it 😯 and you’re right it is hard to regulate or legislate against stupidity 😦

      Talk about not letting the truth get in the way of a good story. 🙄

      But then they completely ignored the Justice Rares findings on the Ashby case, so I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised 😦

      Cheers 😀

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  13. jane says:

    Another good post, Truthie.

    Lefturnahead, I’m on the same page as you. The release of the coroner’s report has a certain whiff of a Brandis frame up about it. And Leigh Sales tried to exacerbate the situation with her bs about the “failed” HIP causing death & mayhem. Fell flat on her spiteful face with it, though.

    And that anyone could lay the blame of the young man who was electrocuted at the feet of the government, is not just a long bow, it’s a bow the length of the universe.

    His employer had issued him with plastic staples & had emphatically told him not to use metal staples & why, but he chose to buy metal staples & discard the plastic staples supplied by his employer. This was confirmed by his workmate.

    Hard as it must be for his family, he made the decision to ignore OH&S and has paid the price.

    Rudd should not have apologised, thus accepting responsibility for the young man’s own irresponsibility.

    However, I think it’s been a bit of a damp squib, because all the focus is on Liealot ripping off his parliamentary expenses. Maybe we’ll see some renewed interest in his slush fund. Nice to see that mob of urgers & touts wrong footed for a change.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Jane, thanks once again 😀 and yes, no amount of legislation will stop personal stupidity, and considering the numbers of workplace deaths and injuries every year, and the fact that individual states are responsible for workplace health and safety, it certainly is a very long bow to draw, to blame the government.

      As I have said before, it’s like blaming the bank, because a young driver did something stupid, and died in a car that they financed. 😯

      Cheers 😀

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