Tony… Stop the LIES, and Stop the RORTS!

Tony… Stop the LIES, and Stop the RORTS!

Turdball on QandA, making an arse of himself.

Turdball on QandA, making an arse of himself.

After watching M Turdball on QandA on Monday night, defending the indefensible, (The LNP Fraudband plan), I thought WTF?    This is the man that many want to lead the LNP instead of Abbott, and the question is, WHY?

He has proved time and again that principles and personal beliefs can be dropped or put aside for the sake of towing the party line. He will do or say anything, and has on many policy issues, to win at any cost, which IMHO makes him no better than Abbott.

Now we know that Abbott is a liar, for a number of reasons, including the fact that he hasAbbottPollLiar said as much himself, in his declaration that if it isn’t a scripted statement, then it is not necessarily to be taken as Gospel.   But there are also clear examples of his being “Loose” with the truth.

  • Carbon “Tax” lie, credited to Julia Gillard, but actually one of his.
  • Worst Government ever, when it is far from that, and many would argue that Howard’s Government would win that accolade, and certainly the most profligate Government.
  • Illegitimate Government, when in reality it was perfectly legitimate, and arguably one of the most successful and reformist Governments.
  • Minority Government is a failed experiment, that passed around 590 pieces of legislation, many of which, it was said, could never be done, when the truth is that the only thing in this Government that failed was Abbott and his opposition.

Of course these are but a small sample of the lies and and deceptions that Abbott has been responsible for.

We know that nothing is off limits when it comes to Abbott fulfilling his “Destiny”, as foretold by his mum, including;

  • Destroying the careers and lives of  both friend and foe alike.
  • Spending his entire tenure as LOTO spinning lies, deceit and slogans, instead of doing the job that we the taxpayers are paying him well to do.
  • No serious policy development work, preferring to develop slogans designed to deceive and brainwash.

The only positive thing to come out of this parliamentary term, as far as the LNP are concerned, is that they have been well and truly exposed for the lying, dishonourably, self absorbed, win at any cost bunch of spoilt little rich kids, that many of us already knew they were.

And now as the light of scrutiny is starting to shine on Abbott, we are also seeing how deep the hypocrisy goes.

One of hie first slogans was “Stop the waste!” …    WTF?

Since that slogan first dribbled out of his mendacious pie hole, we have seen Tones become the most expensive LOTO ever, claiming more for expenses than the PM that he constantly denigrated as incompetent and dishonest.

And this brings us to the “Rorts”.

Margo Kingston wrote an exposé recently on over $9,000 that Abbott had to pay back after claiming expenses for his “battle lines” promotion tour.

Now even though this happened 2 years ago, when questioned about it in the last few days, he firstly denied it happened, then said that it had been dealt with, then blamed the ALP and Kevin Rudd in particular for digging up dirt, then told the persistent female reporter to “Calm Down” refusing to answer any more questions about it, before walking off.

The problems for Abbott are;

  1. To deny it happened, was a blatant lie.
  2. He then followed that up by blaming staff for the “Mistake”.
  3. To say that it had been dealt with was true in as far as he, unlike Peter Slipper, had been able to pay it back, but the questions resulting from it haven’t.
  4. To claim that Kevin Rudd and the ALP were behind the “smear campaign” was blatantly untrue, as it was Margo Kingston that broke the story and it was a female      from the Guardian that was asking the questions and was told to clam down.
  5. Slipper is facing court over $900, while Abbott was able to pay back$9400 (over 10 times what Slipper is charged over) with no questions asked.

Now it has also come to light that the taxpayers of this fine country are also funding Abbott’s self promotion through;

  • His “Pollie Pedal”  Charity ride.
  • Numerous fun runs.
  • Surf life saving events, like swims and bike rides.

    Tony (Action man?) Abbott.

    Tony (Action man?) Abbott.

  • The recent bushfire photo op, when he drove one of his local brigade trucks to fires on the south coast, to be seen as “Action Man Abbott” .
  • Various volunteering sojourns.

The claims for these activities include thousands of dollars for air travel, and travel allowance.  

So the question we should all be asking ourselves is; “Have we got good value out of the money spent on Tony Abbott and His LNP opposition?

IMHO any objective assessment of Abbott’s performance would have to answer that question with a resounding NO!

So Tony, your slogan of “Stop the waste”  will probably be the only slogan that you have a chance of fulfilling, either by being dumped after you lose the election, or by taking a proactive role, and stopping your own wasteful spending.

But the best thing you can do for yourself and your country is;

Tony… Stop the LIES, and Stop the RORTS

On yer bike Tony!

On yer bike Tony!

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43 Responses to Tony… Stop the LIES, and Stop the RORTS!

  1. Gregory T says:

    Regarding Abbott and his ways, someone mentioned in another blog, that even his bike is probably tainted, it’s unknown if he declared the gift.
    Regarding Malcom, I’ll repeat what I’ve written before; Why would anyone think that replacing Abbott with Turnbull make any difference. Would they also think that if the KKK installed a softer, kinder Grand Wizzard, that it would become an equal opportunity employer?

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  2. Joy Cooper says:

    Another top drawer post from you, Truth Seeker. Thank you. 🙂

    When people keep saying that Turnbull would be a great alternate Coalition leader, I shudder & mention UteGate & Godwin Grech. This was Turnbull’s & his wife;s attempt to bring down the legitimate government of Kevin Rudd. He is just as bad as the rest of them with his lack of principles. He just presents a kindlier, more gentlemanly face that makes him appear to be different from the rest of the godawful bunch of nasty ghastlies but has the same DNA.

    As for Abbott, hasn’t it been said that his debt, to the taxpayers of Oz for his incorrect claims for expenses during his book promotional tour, were actually repaid by his publisher, MUP? If so this would mean he hasn’t actually repaid anything with the expenses claims payments staying, firmly, in his pocket. Another thing is that these publishers usually pick up the tab for the expenses incurred in such book promos & arrange all accommodation, travel, etc, don’t they? Wonder, also, if Abbott didn’t make similar claims for business expenses on his tax returns. Hmmmm, better stop thinking. It is getting murkier & murkier. 😯

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Joy, thanks for your comment 😎 and kind words 😀

      I have been out all morning, so I hadn’t heard about the publisher paying 😯 so it looks like Teflon Tony gets away with more. 🙄

      I just can’t wait for him to get his just deserts at the election 😀

      Cheers 😀

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    • jane says:

      Right on the money wrt Turnbull, Joy.

      People seem to have excised all memories of Turnbull’s disastrous sojourn as LOTO. Far from being the image of the honourable statesman currently peddled by the deluded, he was, and still is, imo, a chancer who lacks integrity, moral fibre, political nous & judgement and is an arrogant bullying silvertail into the bargain.

      And as you rightly point out, he also tried to bring a duly elected government down using underhand corrupt tactics. He presents a more patrician & less brutish & dishonest face to the world than Liealot, but he is every bit as nasty, spiteful, mean spirited, dishonest & corrupt as the rest of the Liars.

      Anyone who claims he’s above the nastiness of the rest of the Liars is fooling themself; he’s in his spiritual home.

      As for Liealot & the rorting, I’d say he knew very well that he shouldn’t have claimed the travel expenses, but considers himself above the rules & should be hauled before the beak like Slipper, although I’d be more inclined to give Slipper the benefit of the doubt.

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      • Truth Seeker says:

        Jane, thanks for your comment and kind words 😀 and it’s good to hear from you 😎

        No one with any sense would give any of the Abbott’s mendacious menagerie house room, or even a drink of water, as you’d be sure they’d steal the cup. 😦

        And yes I’d give Slipper the benefit of the doubt long before I’d give it to Abbott 😯

        Cheers 😀

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    • Karwitha says:

      Me think somewhere is a stink !

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  3. khtagh says:

    Well written Truthie, apparently yesterday it came out too that the publishers paid all Abbott’s expenses when he was traveling on his book tour, that means in my book his claim was a complete fraud on the tax payers & must! be made public.

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    • Joy Cooper says:

      Hehe, khtagh. 😆 Thanks for the confirmation. 🙂 Wonder why all the major intellects of the MSM haven’t figured this out for themselves? They are coming across as a bunch of thick-as-a-plank nongs.

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      • khtagh says:

        Joy I think they have the attitude that to get their wingnut elected they have an ignorance is bliss outlook, or “We see nothing, NOTHING”. I can see him coming a real cropper over this one, I’ll be happy to see it simmer for a while & turn up the heat when we know the election date, make it too late for a Turdbull revival. Show him up for the hypocritical thief he is.

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      • jane says:

        Naughty, naughty, Joy. Liealot is Rupert’s annointed & shall not be questioned or held to account.

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  4. Gospel according to Mark says:

    I miss Julia though!

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  5. Gospel according to Mark says:

    Missed that one! Must have been buried after page 2 in the MSM

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    • khtagh says:

      No it was not buried it was never reported, apparently it was witnessed by a non- MSM journo & he was told (by the press gallery that were there & witnessed it) if he reported it he would never work in the industry again . There were requests for public witnesses to come forward but no-one spoke up.

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      • jane says:

        KHTAGH, do you think the press gallery hacks might start to slip Rupert’s leash, develop some backbone & start doing their job now that Rupert’s fortunes are starting to look a bit dodgy?

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        • khtagh says:

          Jane I think your on the money, that’s the big risk for the right wing now, once there is a ground swell of holding Abbott to account they will ALL turn feral, the look out Tony your goose is cooked.

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  6. Gospel according to Mark says:

    Who said politics can’t be fun…over a spot of lunch!

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  7. Terry2 says:

    Good post but I think we should all try to avoid terms like “Turdball” and “Lieberals”: remember, we have the high ground and we don’t need to stoop to the dirty tactics and name calling that is the province of the conservatives.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Terry2, welcome to my site 😀 and thanks for your comment 😎

      I do try to refrain from name calling, as a general rule, but I have to admit to making exceptions for the most mendacious of the LNP, as they have spent the last three years denigrating not only people, but also the highest offices in the land, with impunity, so I really don’t feel any remorse for telling it as I see it. 😀

      And as their hypocrisy knows no bounds, I do feel justified in allowing myself a certain poetic licence. 😯

      But having said that I do understand where you are coming from, and hope you weren’t too offended 😦

      Cheers 😀

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  8. johnlord2013 says:

    Well on the money this article. Seek and thought shall find.

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  9. cornlegend says:

    Truthy,
    Another bloody good article mate.
    With the MSM riding shotgun for this little grub, who knows how often he’s had his hand in the till, that we don’t know about.
    I truly find this LNP lot a dirty lying despicable bunch.
    I watched Poodle Pyne on Lateline last night, an so help me, if I hadn’t been in a Motel, I’d have smashed the tele.
    All we can do is live in hope, that Murdoch, Abbott, Brough, Pyne etc get theirs.
    Sorry Truthy, I had to stop my list of filthy evil bottom feeders , there, otherwise I would have polluted your site, with a list as long as your arm. [Brandis, Mirrabella, Bishop etc}.
    And as some one one here said, we should rise above the name calling, SORRY !!
    I’ve heard the most hateful , vile, repugnant bile spew from the mouths of this sick sorry lot for so long, the occasional bit of revenge is sweet.
    Glad to be back 😀

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      cornlegend, good to have you back 😀 and yes that was basically my reply 😯

      Respect is earned, not handed out like jelly beans, and I have yet to come across one in the LNP that deserves it. 😯

      There’s a poem that you might like, back one post 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  10. bob macalba says:

    Thanks TS, another good example of why this man and his nasty offsiders are unfit for office, that said he’s..’gone’,. i think Jane and KHTAGH are on to something when discussing uncle ruperts power and influence at the moment, old scrotum face has several problems to deal with at the moment and im sure abbort is no longer a priority, looking forward to a bit more scrutiny by the fumbling fourth estate once the knowledge that abbort is not so untouchable, it should end up in a frenzy as they all start to ‘catch’ up to the Fighting Fifth in holding the bastards to account…it will be all joy and bliss to watch..coming soon for all Australia to behold..the piper[s] demanding payment……..whoo hoo…cheers TS

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Bob, thanks for your comment 😀

      Yes I am hoping that the old bastard get just what he deserves from the UK legal system 😯 and after his own doing the old stab in the back routine, by recording him and then releasing it to “The Media” (Ooh the luscious irony 😆 ) he has certainly got other more pressing issues than one colonial pugilistic misogynist with visions of grandeur. 😀

      It should be a great spectator sport to watch Abbott self destruct 😆 while the MSM plays catch up 😯

      Cheers 😀

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