Has Abbott got crystal balls… or just a glass jaw… or both?

Has Abbott got crystal balls… or just a glass jaw… or both?

Tony (I'll punch your lights out) Abbott

Tony(Wake me up when it’s over, and I’ve won) Abbott

With the second challenge from Rudd for a debate, after Abbott was a conspicuous no show for the first, the question now is “Why is our illustrious pugilist and all round scrapper, Abbott, scared to debate the issues that he claims are the most important?” 

Firstly the economy, which is supposed to be the LNP’s strong point.   😯

So the gauntlet has been thrown down by Rudd for a debate on climate, the carbon price and the ETS.

Now according to Abbott and the LNP these are both areas where the government has spectacularly failed, and they have all the answers.   😯

Well we do know that their “Plan” for getting us through the GFC, (which firstly they deny ever happened, and then say “but that happened years ago, and is no longer relevant”), was to put the country into recession, and give money to the wealthy in the vain hope that they might, in all their benevolence, employ some of the great unwashed in what is called “The trickle down effect.”   WTF?

We also know that the “Trickle down effect” is pretty much a myth, started by those that have the most to gain from it… The wealthy.   The theory being that you give money (With very few, if any, restrictions on it) to the capitalists, who in turn employ the lessfortunate, thereby stimulating the economy and saving the world as we know it.   🙄

Jaguar XKR

Jaguar XKR

Sadly though, it is more likely than not to be spent on an upgrade to the latest Jaguar or Merc, or sent to the nearest off shore tax haven, or just squandered on pay rises for the business people who receive the handout, and don’t need the extra money anyway.   😯

Their “plan” also included taking the chainsaw to the the public service, as well as cutting services to bring the budget back into surplus,  which incidentally is also their “plan” now.

So to break it down to its component parts, they;

  1. Wanted to slash jobs.
  2. Wanted to cut services.
  3. Wanted to sell off assets.
  4. Wanted to stop spending on infrastructure
  5. Wanted to  give handouts to the wealthy
  6. Wanted to, by default, destroy confidence.

All to restore the budget to surplus, which was the direct opposite of what the government did, and was lauded for around the world.

OK, so forget that we now have an economy that is the envy of the developed world, as a result of the governments actions, and lets focus on the present “crisis”.

Due to the “Fact” that we have burgeoning government debt, at a scary 12% of GDP 599389_10151565379651789_613066901_n(when much of the developed world is looking at government debt in the region of 80%+ of GDP) what are the LNP offering as an alternative?

  1. To slash jobs.
  2. To cut services.
  3. To sell off assets.
  4. To stop spending on infrastructure.
  5. To give handouts to the  wealthy (polluters).
  6. To destroy confidence.

Sound familiar? … Well just look at Newman’s QLD, which is just a snapshot of what Abbot wants to do.   😦

So why did he not want to debate the economy?

Because, He doesn’t want the voters to see that his only plan is to make the wealthy, wealthier at the expense of the lower socioeconomic demographic and the disadvantaged.

The next question is, “Will he man up and debate the environment, the carbon price and the ETS”, and my response is… “I doubt it”.



  1. Like all bullies, he’s gutless.
  2. Slogans won’t cut it against facts.

    Peta Credlin, Abbott's de-facto mum.

    Peta Credlin, Abbott’s de-facto mum.

  3. He says he’s a believer in AGW, but I doubt he even understands what it means.
  4. His “Policy” has more holes in it than Swiss cheese.
  5. It’s doubtful that he understands his policy anyway.
  6. His de-facto mum (Peta Credlin) won’t let him.

I won’t be surprised if he doesn’t even acknowledge this latest challenge, or if he does, just revert to his standard response of  “Recall the parliament, and I’ll debate him there.” BS, or “Name the date for the election and we’ll have the usual election debate!”.

The fact that the only things that he’s wanted to debate in the parliament, over the last three years, is the Suspension of Standing Orders,  shows this for the Bullshit that is his stock in trade.

So, will we see a debate next week?

I doubt it.   😦

Will we see more than one debate throughout the election campaign?

I doubt it.   😯

Does Abbott have the Balls to take on the nerd from QLD, in fair and honest debate?

I think that Abbott has shown that he has crystal balls, and not the type that see into the

Glass jaw?   Not me… ouch.

Glass jaw? Not me… ouch.

future, but rather the type that shatter on impact!   😀   So I doubt it.   😯

Can our pugilist LOTO take it on the chin?

I think his record shows a very fragile glass jaw.   😦    So I doubt it.   🙄

For the sake of the voting public, our democracy and the sheer entertainment value, I hope that I’m wrong… But I doubt that too   😯

So the only question remaining is;

“Has Abbott got crystal balls… or just a glass jaw… or both?”

What do you think?


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40 Responses to Has Abbott got crystal balls… or just a glass jaw… or both?

  1. Gospel according to Mark says:

    Good to get that off your chest early in the morning eh Truthseeker!!!

    I think we’ve all been prediciting what’s happenning now for many months in various forums.I think it would have happened eventually with Julia at the helm, but it is good see it finally beginning. There is just so much more to look forward to as the spotlight zooms in on the LNP and completely dazzles Tony! It will be fun to watch when this spotlight starts to focus on the rest of the muppets on his front bench too!


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Mark 😀 Yes I love the smell of a good drubbing in the morning 😀

      I really do hope he takes up the challenge, but I just don’t see it happening cos he can’t even answer 1 hard question, so to have a debate would be his version of living hell 😯

      But it would be a great spectator sport 😀

      Cheers 😀


      • Gospel according to Mark says:

        Love to be a fly on the wall in the LNP war room. The minders would have known this was coming……but what can they do about it! Panic would be rife eh?!


        • Truth Seeker says:

          Your wish is my command 😀

          Yes me too 😀 some very interesting conversations going on In whispers too, I’d imagine. 😯

          But they’re too gutless to do anything, cos the money is still behind Abbott. 😯 and for the LNP, it’s all about the money. 🙄

          Cheers 😀


      • jane says:

        Love the post Truthie. Liealot will take up the challenge over Credlin’s dead body.

        The problem they have is there’s nobody, with the possible exception of Turnbull, who could even deliver a scratch to Rudd.

        He has masses of faults, but being across the various portfolios isn’t one of them, I’d say. I don’t know how competent Bowen is, so I can’t comment on him.


        • Truth Seeker says:

          Jane, thanks for your comment, 😎 and kind words 😀

          Yes his De-facto mum certainly has him on a tight leash 😯

          The problem with Turdball is that he has lost all credibility over the NBN and his latest attack on Quigley. 🙄

          But I don’t see how he can continue to refuse to debate Rudd, without some kind of backlash from the public 😀

          I hope he buckles, and makes a complete fool of himself, but I think they would rather deal with the backlash than with the debate 😯 especially after his last couple of gaffs 😀

          Cheers 😀


  2. kate ahearne says:

    Good morning, Truthie. Great stuff. I love the boxing pic! Sexeeee! If you like that sort of thing! cornie almost had me convinced that it would be better if Kevin went to the election later rather than sooner, but I’m still worried that the longer this goes on, the more likely we are to see the return of Malcolm Turnbull.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Kate 😀 and thanks for your comment 😎

      Yes, it’s a good look 😀

      I hope he doesn’t wait too long, but it’s his call so we’ll just have to wait and see 🙄

      Cheers ;grin:


  3. cornlegend says:

    Abbott needs better minders.
    Yesterday he forgot the name of the Lib candidate he was there to support in Tassie.
    I hope Rudd drags out the Election day, and challenges him to a debate, every day !
    You wouldn’t think he can continue squibbing them all.
    Then again, he really is a little “yellow feral”
    I think Rudd should adopt the old Paul Keating classic
    “The answer is, mate, because I want to do you slowly” (after Hewson asked him why he wouldn’t call an early election)


    • khtagh says:

      A great post Truthie, again. Cornlegend, yes that was so funny to watch, & to think her name was Denison & she is standing in Denison! . So that was just way to confusing for him, the man is Credlins cretin. To touch on the Trunball part I saw this on FB last night.

      The Abbottoir shared Les Hall’s status update.
      Les Hall
      Liberal party insider stop press !!! LNP power brokers canvas support for a return to Malcolm Turnbull – could we see a completely different two candidates ? Seems to be gaining some momentum as news corporation question why there has been no Tony Abbott for PM election posters or advertising pre planned ?

      Well that would change things, how would his past seem, 20 million grant to one of his election donor’s, his compliance in the great climate bullshit, ‘utegate’, ‘fraudband’ those are just some I remember.


      • cornlegend says:

        All we need now is that evil little gnome Godwin Grech to resurface, with another “explosive” scoop, get Mr Fraudband all excited and he might put his hand up again.
        A mate of mine, a current Federal MP, reckons that Turnbull is pretty much hated by his own side. He has the “right” still offside because of the Hockey saga in the last leadership ballot, and the extreme right pissed because he is not selling Abbotts policies enthusiastically enough. His tip is, that if they changed jockeys, before the election, it would be Hockey.
        If Turnbull had any spine, or decency, he would have maintained his position on the ETS, rejected Fraudband etc, and went to the backbench, honourably, rather than suck up, so as to hopefully gain a Ministry.
        Other Libs stood their ground on issues, Judy Moylan ,Mal Washer etc.
        Turnbull didn’t have the guts
        By the way, what happened to Godwin Grech ? any of our learned colleagues know ?
        probably a policy advisor to the Libs .


        • khtagh says:

          To answer your question, apparently he was just awarded a massive compensation payout for the mental stress he!!!! put himself under with ‘utegate’ how that for a perverted outcome, he (fraudulently) makes up an email & then gets paid many thousands of $ for the privilege, that has got me struck dumb. Totally incomprehensible?


          • cornlegend says:

            Stuff it !
            I’m ringing my Lawyer.
            The stress I am under with the thought of an ABBOTT LNP, has gotta be worth millions !
            Might hire that legal genius the Braindead Brandis


        • jane says:

          cornlegend, you’re absolutely right wrt Fraudbull. He has demonstrated yet again that he is willing to abandon what principles he had to suck up to a man he so clearly despises in the hope that Liealot will throw him a crumb from the table.

          I’ve heard that Sloppy would be the likely successor to Liealot in the event he’s toppled, but that would be exchanging one dunderhead for another imo.

          Their problem is the utter lack of talent in their ranks, thanks to the Rodent effect. Like Menzies, he made sure that there was nobody with talent and ability who could be a threat to him.

          Frankly, the sooner they have a clean sweep the better, but I think the dingbat mentality is well and truly entrenched.


      • Truth Seeker says:

        khtagh, thanks for that 😀

        Yes, with Turdball, there is plenty to remind people of 😀

        Cheers 😀


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Sorry its taken a while to reply, but I just got in from shopping, and then had to get lunch 😀
      yes I saw that, I think it was a journo who had to remind him who she was 😆

      Oh the pressure 😯

      What a KNOB he is, and such an embarrassment. 😦

      Cheers 😀


  4. Russell Drysdale says:

    Howdy Truthy and all.
    The Lib Lux Klan’s answer to Australia dodging the GFC bullet is, that if it wasn’t for the ‘Rainy Day money’ , that they had assett stripped from us all, Labor couldn’t have taken such appropriate action.
    That is unadulterated bull shit.
    The whole purpose of ‘Rainy Day Money’, is so that you can, buy a brollie, get a roof or build an Arc when it starts to rain.
    If the Libs were Noahs financial advisers, we’d be in pretty deep shit round about now.

    Cheers Truthy, another cracker.


  5. Fed up says:

    Mr. Abbott, in Queensland wants to be the infrastructure PM. Suggest he begins with NBN. Is claiming, I believe that Labor promises money that does not get spent. I believe that was Howard’s stunt, not Labor. Howard used to re announce road funding on a regular basis, most of never turned into roads.

    What road funding that Labor has promised. that has not been spent.


  6. Spot on as usual Truth seeker. Seriously, I’d love to see Kevin debating away on his own every week from now to the election. I think the point would be well and truly made about the useless, gutless Abbott by then, don’t you think?


  7. bob macalba says:

    G’day TS….glass jaw in my opinion, bullies usually have glass jaws,
    Cornlegend…g’day, this interview on ABCradio does sloppy joe no favours




  8. cornlegend says:

    bob macalba
    Every time I need to be gee’d up to what a spineless idiot Hockey is, or the whole bilious lot of the LNP I go back and read
    The accidental leader: how Abbott won, a great article from December 5, 2009


    I read that, and it puts a bit of lead in my pencil for a few more days.
    Freakin’ idiots


  9. Truth Seeker says:

    Hey guys, sorry for the rushed replies, but its been one of those days, chasing my tail 😦 will try to add to them later, probably after tea 😀
    But in mean time, thanks Cornie, khtagh, Russell, Fed up, Heather and Bob for your fine and thoughtful comments and support 😀

    Cornie, let me know how you get on with your lawyer 😀 maybe we could start a class action for all the stress and fear and frustration that the LNP and Abbott in particular has caused? 😯

    Cheers 😀


  10. bob macalba says:

    I see what you mean Cornlegend, you just shake your head after reading that, fair dinkum they are Freakin’ idiots…cheers for that


  11. brickbob says:

    There is one sure thing Tony and his goons will never have to worry about in life,”” under going brain surgery.””’


  12. cornlegend says:

    Even if the Libs decided to rid themselves of that fool Abbott,
    Turnbull may have some questions to answer, on the legal front.
    Turnbull opens defamation door
    with inaccurate claims Quigley was “fired”



    • Truth Seeker says:

      cornie, the last link was a beauty, and as Bob said you just have to shake your head 😦

      I don’t know of any on the LNP front bench that could be considered a clean skin 😯 But Turdball has form with “Utegate”, and The truth is most of them would be in gaol if there was any true justice. 😀

      Cheers 😀


  13. cornlegend says:

    my daughter will be up your way on monday.
    One deal fell through.
    One will be a make or break on monday


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Mate if it’s what you want, I wish you well 😀 and hope it works out for you 😎

      You might just make it in time to vote for Bill 😀 cos we need all the lefties we can get up here to foil that scum sucking bottom feeder they call BRough. 👿

      Cheers 😀


  14. jock says:

    Another good one truthie. On the debating question. rabbott will never take part in a public debate because he can’t think on his feet. He wants parliamentary debates because in parliament no one gets to ask him questions directly. He wants election campaign debates because he’ll be like little johnnie put all sorts of conditions on how they are run. (with ray martin asking the questions.) A press club debate would leave him open to unknown questions from the press. and thank goodness there are still some who would ask awkward ones. He just couldn’t win such a debate. The wimp is running scared. his destiny is crumbling.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Jock 😀 and thanks for that 😎

      Yes mate, you’ve nailed it, 😀 He’s a gutless wonder, and what an embarrassment he would be as PM of this country 😯 I wouldn’t want him representing us at a backyard BBQ, much less on the world stage 🙄

      I am hoping for a few more public challenges, to show voters what a wimp he is, and then call the election 😀

      Interesting times 😀

      Cheers 😀


  15. Gospel according to Mark says:

    Thankyou Bob Macalba for that link! Mr Eleventy couldn’t have got himself into more knots if he tried. The look on his face when he realises….several times….. that his argument is supporting an ETS, is GOLD! I think in the end he completely lost track of where he was with what he was trying to say!

    There is just so much more gold to be mined here!


  16. frontad84 says:

    Tony Abbott the master of stealth
    Today is shitting himself
    For in a Debate
    Knows he just doesn’t rate
    And not good for Liberal health.

    Tony Abbott was aware of the date
    Kevin Rudd had set for Debate
    But the wingnutted runt
    Was frightened to front
    Cos he knew that he just didn’t rate

    Some Catholics think Tony’s a Saint
    But look closer you’ll find that he aínt
    For he’s not had a Miracle
    Sometimes gets hysterical
    And should be kept in a constraint

    Lying Tony has proved he’s a smarty
    So to keep Aussie hale and hearty
    And to fulfill your dreams
    Please shit on the schemes
    Of Abbott’s Misogynist Party.


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