Tony (Facts?… What facts) Abbott.

Tony (Facts?… What facts) Abbott.

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Tony (Facts?… what facts) Abbott (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have come to the conclusion that the rabid right have not developed much in the way of policy, because they’ve spent too much time writing their own dictionary.

For instance according to the LNP;

  • “Liar”, is not necessarily  someone that tells an untruth, but rather someone that they can portray as telling untruths regardless of “The Truth”.
  • “Truth” is something that is open to Their interpretation, and doesn’t have to have any any basis in fact.
  • “Fact” is something that can be made up to verify spurious claims made without any connection to reality.
  • “Failed” describes something that can be lauded by the rest of the world as successful.
  • “Successful” relates to something that all credible experts and history condemns as failed.
  • “Expert” is someone who’s opinion should be comprehensively ignored.
  • “Diplomat”  is someone who doesn’t really know what their government’s policies are, and are not to be believed.
  • “Future” actually means “Past.”
  • “Friend” means “Foe.” 
  • “Battler” refers to someone who is battling to turn “Millions” into “Billions.”
  • “Welfare” is for those that “Don’t” really need it.
  • “Public Service” means “Self Service.”

And the list goes on   😯

English: Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Au...

Kevin Rudd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So when I saw the start of the latest round of LNP advertisements, quoting “Facts” about Rudd’s first term as PM, my first reaction was to yell expletives at the tele.

Then I saw the ads telling me what a great, honest, positive and benevolent man Tones is, and of course I reverted to the old tried and true… WTF!

Now it almost disproves my old statements that “The rabid right don’t have a sense of humour, only a sense of rumour!”  But of course we all know that they DON’T have a sense of humour, so the only possible conclusions  are;

  1. That they have been telling lies for so long, that they actually believe what they are saying/advertising?   😦
  2. That they don’t actually believe a word of it, but they expect us to?   😯

Now the way they flip flop around, and mislead on such things as;

  • Core and non core promise.
  • Carbon tax/price.
  • ETS.
  • AGW
  • Interest rates
  • The economy

etc   etc…

I am seriously leaning to the latter option.   😯

It is becoming more and more evident that the LNP, and Tones in particular are rattled.

They have been claiming for years that they are always better at handling the economy, and yet when given not only the opportunity but are challenged to debate the economy, Tones is proven to be gutless.

He says “Recall parliament and I’ll debate him (Rudd) there!” except that he has Not debated the economy or any other policy areas in the last three years, but he does hold the record for the most number of calls for the suspension of standing orders.

So why won’t he debate what he openly declares as the LNP’s strength?

Well there are definite clues in their claims about the economy.

Like for instance, the stated “Fact” that interest rates will always be lower under a

A scan of a piece of printed electioneering ma...

A scan of a piece of printed electioneering material issued during the 2007 Australian Federal Election featuring an attack on Joe Hockey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

coalition government… Really?   But now that the interest rates are at record lows, according to Joe (Eleventy) Hockey it’s a sign that the economy is in trouble.   🙄

Like the stated “Fact” that you can only claim to know how to run an economy, when you achieve a surplus… Really?  Then the rating agencies obviously don’t know what they are talking about, as the AAA rating was awarded despite the fact that we were in deficit, and was reinforced recently, again despite being in deficit.

Like the “Fact” the Carbon “tax” was going to be a wrecking ball through the economy, then a Cobra strike, then a Python squeeze…  Really?  Then how does that fit with the fact that our economy is the envy of the developed world, and many countries are following our lead to reduce carbon emissions?

I could go on, but I think you get my drift.

So here are a few questions for our illustrious MSM to ask when Tones starts making statements like “We’ll get the economy growing again.”

Q: As the economy has been growing for the last 21 years, do you intend to stop it growing so that you can start it again, and can we assume that, like Newman in QLD, you will be able to do that within the first six months of an Abbott government?

“We’ll stop the waste!”

Q:  As this government has dropped spending to lower levels than that of the Howard government, and as you are the most expensive LOTO that we have ever had, will you stop claiming expenses for your charity rides, surf lifesaving events and volunteer work?

“We’ll cut the “Carbon Tax” to ease the burden on business and the family budget.”

Q:  Why then do you intend to impose a tax on big business to finance your PPL scheme which will invariably be passed on through higher prices to those that can least afford it when by far the biggest beneficiaries of the PPL scheme will be those that don’t need it?

So Tony, instead of wasting money on adverts telling voters lies about the BER, the HIP and the myriad of other spurious  claims, you should take a good long, hard look at yourself, get some balls and start doing what you have been well paid for, for the last three + years.

Give us policies, details and costings, and stop trying to win by default.

Cos the thing that you just don’t get is that in your efforts to stop people listening to, and believing, Julia Gillard,  you also became a victim of your own propaganda.   😯   And the difference now is that Rudd is popular, and you are not.

You offer nothing but embarrassment, for Australia.

We don’t want a government built on spin, lies and slogans, and we don’t want our representative on the world stage called;

“Tony (facts?…what facts) Abbott!

Tony (Facts… What facts) Abbott, explaining himself… NOT

Tony (Facts?… What facts) Abbott, explaining himself… NOT



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40 Responses to Tony (Facts?… What facts) Abbott.

  1. kate ahearne says:

    Lovely, Truthie.
    Yes, it seems that Tony (and Rupert) got it wrong.
    They got it right about getting rid of Julia, and how to do it, but they got it wrong about how that might ‘help’ Tony.

    But I think we need to dig deeper now.
    Is Rupert that stupid? Not likely. Has there been any change in his agenda?
    Did his newspapers and Fairfax change their tune?

    Yes, they did, a little bit, but not for very long.
    Today’s Newspoll re South Australia was taken between May and June. Regardless of the ‘overthrow’, and the fact that we’re now heavily into July, Newspoll has sprung into action today, telling us that support for the ALP SA Premier is down.

    Let’s not rest. I’ve been looking at The Australian for the last few days – it’s not a pretty sight.

    Cornlegend almost convinced me that Kevin knew what he was doing – but if Kevin is relying to any extent on Rupert, he’s nuts.

    You’re such a base-camp, Truthie. When we get breathless on the dizzy heights, there you are.


    • cornlegend says:

      I don’t know about Rudd KNOWING what he’s doing, I only hope he does.
      I for one am not of the opinion that Murdoch,is too busy with his own problems to leave Australia alone, .
      Same with MSM.
      they have had their little infatuation with Kev,
      Soon it will be back to the self interest, negativity, “get Abbott elected at all costs mentality”

      This is the grub you could end up with !!!!


      • Truth Seeker says:

        Cornlegend, Mate, i have a feeling that Rudd at least believes what he’s doing, and I think that the problem that the MSM now have is that the genie is out of the bottle with the scrutiny that Abbott and the LNP are starting to come under.

        As an example, this morning, for the first time that I’ve seen, Virginia Trioli on ABC breakfast, actually took Greg Hunt to task over his claim about the Carbon “Tax”, saying that it isn’t a tax, and that it is the equivalent of a speeding fine. 😯 A point she reinforced a number of times, much to his annoyance 😀 Although he continued to talk over her, as all the LNP rude and arrogant bastards do, she continued on and finally stated that she wanted her point put on the record. 😀 I was impressed! 😯
        Even Michael Rowland tried to get on the bandwagon 😀

        Thanks for the video 😎 It pretty much says volumes 😀

        Cheers 😀


      • Joy Cooper says:

        Love this video, Cornie. It bears showing over & over & over again. Abbott has never been “open & accessible” to the Australian people. Like Howard before him, he only ever speaks to a vetted, hand-picked audience of LNP voters, the cowardly, lying wuss.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Kate thanks for that 😀 you are too kind 😳

      I do find it amusing that the MSM are still ignoring the Morgan polls, and I also think that Murdoch is somewhat distracted at the moment 😀 and as I said previously I think he’s hedging his bets with Rudd.

      Murdoch might be evil 👿 , but he ain’t stupid 😯 and I do believe that although he has been backing Abbott, he’s realistic enough to know that he’s a loose canon and has a major disconnect between his mouth and his brain, making him the basket (case) that you don’t want to put all your eggs in! 😯

      BTW, I love the “Base-camp”,/b> analogy 😀

      Cheers 😀


  2. Fed up says:

    TS, you have caught up with me at last. Have been saying for yonks, Abbott and co must have their own dictionary. So many words, in their eyes, have meanings, the rest of us do not see.

    The same is true, when it cues to numbers. To back their criticism of NBNCo, they lain, with no evidence, theater it will cost $100 billion. They need to do this, to justify their NBN Lite.

    Yes, it seems they reside in a parallel universe.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Fed up, yes it would certainly explain why they have no decent policy detail or costings 😀

      Mind you, they have also been rewriting history and the basic formulas for maths and economics 😯 Maybe we should put out a bumper sticker “Employ a right wing nut-job now, while they know EVERYTHING!” 😀

      I wonder if their parallel universe is called La La Land 🙄

      Cheers 😀


  3. Fed up says:

    Aspirational proposals for policies.


  4. cornlegend says:

    This lot wouldn’t know the truth if it bit them on the bum !!
    Truly, do these lot even believe the bile, rot and rubbish that dribble from their lying mouths ?


  5. Joy Cooper says:

    Precisely, TS,very well said. What facts?? Tony Abbott does live in an alternate universe AKA his brain, (courtesy of Credlin) & the IPA, which are where his “facts” come from. Have noticed that lately Abbott seems to talking, as if by rote. His face is even more expressionless than usual & his eyes are blank. All this holding himself in, & not exposing the real bully thug that is Abbott, is starting to show. Wonder if he is hiding an earpiece in his earhole?

    Hopefully there will be more journalists who will take a leaf out of the Fifth Estate’s book of interviewing tips & start pressuring him for proper answers instead of simply accepting the garbage, he spouts, as the “truth”. The resultant explosion won’t be pretty but I shall enjoy it. 😆


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Joy, thanks for that 😀 and yes facts and truth are NOT in their DNA 😯

      I think it will be a great spectator sport, if and when it happens, and we should all get a drink, a comfy chair, have the whole thing catered and then sit back and watch the show 😀

      Cheers 😀


    • brickbob says:

      I think you are right about the change in the Medias attitude Joy. I was driving home today and heard a Journo on ABC News Radio interviewing Greg Hunt on his climate policy and i could’nt believe my ears as he ripped into Hunt like you would’nt believe,he almost called him a liar and tried to expose his lies and hypocrisy. Can someone tell me why sections of the MSM are putting serious questions to the opposition at last about their bullshit vacant policies?,someone please tell me,i really want to know. Thank you for allowing my little rant.”’


      • Truth Seeker says:

        Brickbob, I heard Virginia Trioli do a similar thing this morning on ABC 24. 😯

        Maybe they’ve had an epiphany? 😀

        Greg Hunt is such a rude and arrogant little man, that I hope it continues until the election, and starts to spread to the rest of the mendacious LNP, as it should. 😯

        They’ve had it too easy for way too long. 🙄

        Mate you can rant here any time you like 😀

        Cheers 😀


  6. bob macalba says:

    Again a good read, nice one TS, as for the continuing use of ‘lies’, mate the only ones listening now are the rabid right, the ones who would never vote for Labor ever, its the swingers who have been wooed by our new messiah and thats more than enough to see abbort and his liars party out, if newspoll says its 50/50 then its more likely 52/48 possibly better, so now they have a wee problem they continue with the bullshit polling and lies and risk credibility amongst their own supporters[whats left] or will ltd news realise flogging the dead horse that is abbort and his liars party is no longer viable and put the polling weapon and the more obvious lies away for another day? do they risk making their weapon obsolete like FOX did after the USA elections or do they ‘soften’ slightly accept the obvious ‘adjust’ their figures to appear less bias and play a longer game…..well too effing bad, we’re on to them and they’re plucked because they really dont get the collective memory of the FIGHTING FIFTH and sites like this one, cheers TS i know you wont let the bastards ;forget’…………..’VENCEREMOS’


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Bob, thanks for that 😀 and for your continued support 😎

      Mate I think you’re right about the poll numbers, as they are the sort of numbers that the Morgan polls are showing, not that you would even know that the Morgan polls exist.

      They are conspicuous by their absence in the MSM, which tells us that they are working really hard to ignore them. 😯

      Mate, we all do our bit, 😀 so keep up the good work, and we will prevail 😀


      Cheers 😀


  7. bilko says:

    The Abbott bandwagon is picking up speed as it goes downhill, the polls now more reflective of the actual reality we live in. Sadly Julia became collateral damage, hopefully Julia gets the world wide recognition she deserves whilst Kevin is doing his best to erase her achievements.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Bilko, thanks for your comment 😎

      Yes the momentum’s building, and I’m hoping there’s a great big brick wall at the bottom of the hill, with “Truth” written across it, cos it should be the truth that finally fixes his little red bandwagon 😀

      I also hope that Julia’s legacy is preserved, and she gets the recognition for her achievements 😀

      keep up the fight mate, cos we will prevail 😀

      Cheers 😀


  8. clarittee says:

    Judge Tony by the way he manages his personal finances. ie overdraft of 700k with no real guarantee of continued employment in his present job or of getting the higher paid one he aspires too.
    Uses taxpayer to fund his publicity stunts and always has . LOTO outspends Gillard (exc air travel ) by a factor of 4.


    • Truth Seeker says:

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

      Yes, he keeps saying to judge him on his record 😆 I think he was hoping that no-one would find out what his record really is 😯

      Or maybe because his mum foretold his success, he figures that it’s a foregone conclusion so it won’t matter if people look at his record 🙄

      Either way, it was a stupid thing to say 😀 but then this is “Tony (Facts?… What facts) Abbott” 😆

      Cheers 😀


  9. cornlegend says:

    Abbotts “facts” on Carbon
    “It’s a market, a so-called market, in the non-delivery of an invisible substance to no one,”
    That would make it about the same consistency of this idiots brain, and his policies.
    Fancy this clown representing us on the world stage


  10. jock says:

    Truthie bang on! I saw ulhmann on 730 have a mild go at hunt over direct action. hunt tries to deny that he will use taxpayers money to pay off big business by saying he will find savings in the budget. Who provides the budget the TAXPAYER. and who loses out when he cuts/saves services the TAXPAYER. As well as being nasty he is a con man with no scruples.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Jock, 😀 missed you the last few days, hope everything’s alright in Jockland? 😀

      Yes I was saying to my wife yesterday that he reminds me of one of those Nazis during the war, a thoroughly nasty piece of work who, like Newman in QLD, suffers from a huge dose of small mans syndrome. 👿

      He’s a rude, arrogant little shit. :mrgreen: and the sooner he looses his seat the better for this country. You just have to wonder who votes for these right wing, degenerate nut-jobs? 😦

      Cheers 😀


  11. jock says:

    Truthie, I’ve just been a bit busy lately. See you were bounced off the Guardian invisible tony article comments along with a few others. Is that why rabbott wears high vis vests otherwise we wouldn’t be able to see him and his non exsistant policies.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Jock, glad all is OK 😀

      Yes, but I don’t know why, unless it’s cos I called him a “Knob”, cos that was all I did other than put a link to this article? 😦

      Anyway I thought “Knob” was pretty tame compared to what I could have called him 😯 But I got four hits from the Guardian comment before they pulled it 😀

      Yes “Invisible Tony” fits quite well 😀 And he IS a Knob! 😯

      Cheers 😀


  12. Russell Drysdale says:

    Cracking job Truthy, as always. A couple of other suggestions for Tonys dick (shonerry), Government Debt = Assett,, see also Nation Building.
    Worst,= Best in decades, particularly when referring to govt performance.
    Liberal= Anything but. See also shitful, vile, pissants etc. Formerly compared to Nazis and Hitler til Hitler family complained about the harsh comparison.

    Good Onya Truthy, love your work


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Russell, welcome 😀 and thanks for your comment 😆

      Yes there are lots that we could add to their “Dick-shonerry” 😆 and I appreciate your additions 😀

      I also greatly appreciate your support 😎 and kind words, and right back at yer 😀

      Cheers 😀


  13. Wazman_nz says:

    Hi Truthy

    Another great article, will be an interesting read when you get around to writing your memoirs you have so much material to work with. I do get the feeling that TA and the Coalition have kind of painted themselves into a corner with all their slogans and aspirations that they have been telling us for the last 3 years. Now that its getting down to the nitty gritty so too speak, they are suddenly having to justifiy the positions they now find themselves in a good example is – for the last year or so all we have heard is that they are going to stop the boats, now the question is being asked is okay how? I can understand why TA won’t debate with the PM, how can you debate something that your not really sure is policy or just an aspiration.

    Any way truthy as always its been great, have an awesome day and “Go the Blues (State of Origin)”


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Wazman, thanks for your comment mate 😀 and your kind words 😳

      I’m not sure about my memoirs though, I think they would have to end up as a musical 😆

      I agree that they have painted themselves into a corner on many issues, but it doesn’t really matter, cos if, God forbid, they do get in, they will do more backflips than you will see in an olympic floor routine. 😯

      The truth is that they have no plans, only aspirations, voiced as motherhood statements, which are easy to say, but damn near impossible to debate, as there is no substance to them. 😯

      The more that Abbott squibs on Rudds challenges, the more stupid he will look, and the more people will start to ask “Why is he scared to debate?” which is a very valid question, and one that they will not be able to answer without showing them up for the policy vacuum that they are. 😀

      Mate, you have a great day too, and I look forward to your next contribution 😎

      Cheers 😀


      • Wazman_nz says:

        Hey mate

        Just been reading an artlcle in the SMH “Liberal Party’s Best bet: switch to Turnbil. Self Interest sugggests the coalition should replace its unpopular leader. Mmmmm maybe they know something we don’t. I mean you can only hide for so long, sooner or later you have to face the music and just as they talked about Julia’s poll numbers they are starting to talk about TA’s. Will be interesting to see what happens if they do go down that road.

        Well its time to have a couple of cold ones.


        • Truth Seeker says:

          Wazman, I for one hope that they stick with Abbott, cos he’s the biggest asset that the ALP have 😀

          Turnbull is just the same type of turd sprinkled with glitter, but no better than Abbott. 😯

          For those who don’t remember, let me remind them of the “Utegate” Godwin Gretch affair. The man is just as conniving and mendacious as Abbott, he just looks nicer. 🙄

          The truth is that there have been rumblings in the LNP for a long time, remembering that he only won the leadership by 1 vote, and half the LNP don’t like him, or want him. 😯

          But the money is behind Abbott, and it’s the money that matters in the LNP, so he will probably remain.

          Also nobody in power (The faceless men) in the LNP likes Turdball, so it’s unlikely. 😀

          Anyway mate, on the coldy front I’m way ahead of you , as I’m already two scotch and lemonades down and about to hit the third, as I attempt to write my next piece. 😀

          Cheers… and I do mean CHEERS 😀


  14. bilko says:

    Nothing like a scotch and lemonade to sooth the savage breast, may I also suggest that you try a Kruskovac (pear brandy liqueur) nectar of the gods, I may have mentioned it before, the old memory banks are starting to play up.
    However back to your post “Facts”, as per dragnet fans “Just the facts mam, just the facts”. Abbott will not let such mundane items as them to get in the way of a brain fart invisible or not.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Bilko, thanks for your comment 😀 and I can but agree. 😀

      And as far as the Kruskovac, I haven’t tried it yet, but I will put forth a suggestion in time for my next darts tournament (Probably Thursday), and see what my mate thinks 😀 Just before I give him the flogging that he deserves, and has already booked 😯

      As you so rightly say, Abbott has never let the facts get in the way of a good brain fart, and I doubt he will change the habits of a lifetime now 😀

      Meanwhile, back at the scotch… 😀

      Cheers 😀


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