Tony Abbott, is the LNP’s gaffer!

Tony Abbott, is the LNP’s gaffer!

As the second week of the election gets under way,  Abbott shows himself to be the LNP’s  “Gaffer” but not in the traditional meaning of the word (Boss or Leader), but rather the one who makes “Gaffes” .

"Missed it by that much"

“Missed it by that much”

Now most have seen the photo of “Tones” Kissing the back of a woman’s head (Creepy), and  heard of the “Suppository of Wisdom” gaffe, which inspired many including yours truly, to produce some fun responses.

But since that one,  he has added to the list with;

  • The “Sex appeal” Gaffe, referring to those Right wing pinups, Jackie Kelly and Fiona Scott?   😯
  • Referring to same sex marriage as “Fashion of the moment”.

And there is one more, which is my personal favourite, which I will cover shortly.

Firstly, I have to say (In the interests of full disclosure) that I personally find no sex appeal in anyone who spends their life, talking lies, spin, slogans and complete and utter crap, including telling us what a great bloke Tony Abbott is, and how they (The LNP women) “get” him.  But that’s just me!   😀

imagesHaving said that, and discounting my own definition of “Sex imagesAppeal” (Which certainly doesn’t include either of these women), Abbott excusing this gaffe as “A daggy dad moment.”  is casting aspersions on daggy dads, and in IMHO, people with real sex appeal everywhere, and he should  be immediately gaoled, for those contemptuous slurs.

How dare he?   😯

Of course there is also the issue of inferring that a woman’s sex appeal is a part of her suitability for a job, which could be seen as sexual harassment, although in Abbott’s case it’s more of an indication that he is;

  1. A dirty old man?
  2. A male chauvinist?
  3. A sexist?
  4. A dickhead?
  5. All of the above

Now when it comes to same sex marriage, whether you are for or against it, the inference that it is some sort of “fashion of the moment” adds nothing to the debate, and shows, once again, that Abbott’s head is full of nothing but silly slogans.

But my personal favourite, which has not even been recognised as a  “Gaffe”, is the decision that he declared on Wednesday, that he would not make deals with any of the “minor” parties.

Now I may be wrong here, but the last time I looked, and for as far back as I can recall including every election that I have witnessed in this country, with the recent exception of QLD, the LNP  represents a “Liberal, National Party” coalition.

Now a coalition tends to imply that a “Major” party and a “Minor” party join forces (add their numbers together), to form a government, when neither would be able to govern in their own right!

The Nationals “ARE” a minor party!

So does this mean that;

  1. The Libs and Nats have merged as in QLD, and not told us?
  2. The Libs are hoping to get the numbers to form government alone, and not told the Nats?
  3. This is just another brain fart designed to fool the voting public?
  4. This is the first of many broken promises by Abbott, even though the election has not yet been held?

With Abbott, there are two things that you can bank on in this election campaign, and they are;

  1. There will be more “Gaffes” made.   😯
  2. He will make many promises and commitments that he will simply walk away from, if we are stupid enough to make him PM.   😦

Cos;

Tony Abbott is the LNP’s gaffer!

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90 Responses to Tony Abbott, is the LNP’s gaffer!

  1. Kate Ahearne says:

    Hi Truthie. He’s unbelievably silly, isn’t he? The trouble is, though, that so are many of our fellow voters, and so was George W. Bush, so let’s not be complacent.

    Lovely stuff, as always.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Hi kate, and thanks for your comment 😎

      Yes that is the truth 😦

      I have missed your comments the last few days, I hope all is OK?

      Cheers 😀

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      • Kate Ahearne says:

        Thanks, Truthie. Yes, all’s well. I’ve been taking a break from the writing while trying to catch up on the reading. Needed a break. there’s so much info coming in that, quite frankly, (as Kevin would say) I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed. When it gets like that, I find it’s best to give it a rest and get on with other things.
        I see that cornie’s in excellent form. Good on all of you.

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Glad all’s well 😀

          Cheers 😀

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        • melaine says:

          Pleased to hear you are well Kate, was worried about you! I too have been taking some time out… escaping into some old novels (Ernest Callenbach’s ‘Ecotopia’ novels, fab antidote to the chaos we are in!!) I found them in the bottom of a box when unpacking , a few weeks ago, bliss! But can’t help myself I keep checking in to see what’s happening and cornie, truthie, russputin2 et al keep sucking me in to comment… bad boys! Hugs, Mel.

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  2. melaine says:

    Morning Truthie… another excellent take on the grubby little creep. I stood up to creeps like him in the work place from the time I started working in my teens (back when the world was still black and white)… got sacked from an awful lot of jobs haha! And as I get older I find I get more strident… always wanted to be someone’s eccentric great aunt… hwo says I succeeded, with honours!!!

    Now I really must do some work… you boys are soooo good at distracting me, keep it up!

    Mel.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Mel, thanks for that 😀 and I’m glad that you can take the time from your day to check in and comment 😎

      I also started work when the world was black and white, and look back with sad reflection on an innocence forever lost 😦

      I also have to do some work 😯 as I’m half way through making the first of the leadlights for our en-suite, amongst other things 😀

      But amidst it all, keep getting distracted 😀

      Cheers 😀

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      • melaine says:

        Work from home these days…safer, don’t have to put up with idiots and office politics! Hoping to try my hand at lead lighting when we get the rest of the reno finished (office/laundry/art room, YAH!!)… wont miss having the damn office in the lounge room!!!!

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Mel, I used to teach leadlighting in a previous life, it’s really not that hard, and the women are usually much better at it than the men in my experience. 😀

          Reno’s are no fun, cos that’s what we are up to our armpits in 😦 but it’s nice to see things starting to come together. 😀

          Cheers 😀

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    • cornlegend says:

      Mel,
      Part of my work used to be taking on pricks like him, and making sure that you wouldn’t have got sacked.
      One of the parts of my Union past I DID ENJOY

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      • melaine says:

        Always made sure the sacking were spectacular and very public in the workplace Cornie… take no prisoners mentality haha!

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  3. Russputin2 says:

    Truthy
    The same guy who thinks his sleazy stuff , in Public,is just a daggy dad moment, has relentlessly vilified Peter Slipper over, fairly tame things that were said in private. Not only that, they are trying to anihilate the man and his family and break him with legal fees, to disqualify him from life, forever..

    If indeed, the Liberal party really considered, the contents of Peter Slippers private text, so rude, , why announce it to the world in Parliament.

    Tony Abbott, is a vile worthless Grub, who has no right to be denigrating Our countries highest office, by suggesting that he is suitable as a candidate for it. He is just a sleaze.

    Another great one Truthy, Cheers

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Russ, thanks mate, 😀 I always appreciate your input 😎

      Yes I wouldn’t want him representing us as a surf lifesaver, much less PM. 😯

      As far as I can tell he has absolutely no redeeming features 🙄 a sleaze bucket through and through. 👿

      Cheers 😀

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  4. Kate Ahearne says:

    Thanks, Mel. It’s nice to be missed. My secret reading has been Jane Austen these last couple of weeks, although I really have been trying to keep up with the election campaign. Not possible, really, but I’ve made it easier on myself this morning by deleting some of my Google Alerts on the understanding that ‘out of sight is out of mind’.

    I’ve really enjoyed all the commentators, especially here and at IA – the wit that has been unleashed is truly hilarious.

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    • cornlegend says:

      Kate and Mel,
      Where to you two get such boring books ?
      The local salvos ?
      Do yourselves a favour, get some Mad magazines , or something of substance like that.
      That stuff you’re reading will do your head in 😀

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    • Sandra says:

      Ha Ha Kate, been doing a lot of dumping all but the best blogs. Need time to calm down after having to watch TA trying to suck up to everyone. My husband is a masochist, must watch him, even though he can see right through the man.
      Truthie, this time next week I’m having my total hip op. so will be busily trying to stop my staples from popping. By the way Cornie, what did you have done?
      Gosh getting old sucks. Body gives way, hopefully not the mind tho.
      Keep up the great work everyone. Let’s hope that TA’s gaffes keep coming. How long can the man keep his inner self hidden from the general public. The connect between his mouth & his brain will be his undoing.

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      • cornlegend says:

        Sandra ,
        all the best for next week.
        mine was only minor, a double hernia,
        bloody painful and annoying though.
        Still, with the breakthroughs in medicine, almost daily, its great what they can
        best wishes
        I’ll keep my eye out for you tap dancing up the street 😀

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        • Sandra says:

          Thanks Cornie, at least my staples won’t stop me from laughing at the stupidity they call politics. Reckon I’ll be home just in time to hobble down to our local state school to put my vote in tho.
          As for dancing up the street, well, to do that I have to get the other hip done before that will happen. It sucks getting old doesn’t it.

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      • melaine says:

        Hi Sandra, love your comments (here and elsewhere!). Just want to wish you all the best for next weeks op. Yes, getting old can suck, but it’s a great reason to be a bit over the top and outspoken and just put it down to being eccentric! My Mum, an expert on the art, done taught me well, haha! Have a wonderful day, hugs Mel.

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        • Sandra says:

          Thanks Mel, yes, I like being a senior citizen. Its amazing what courage you gain when you realize that we can get away with being over the top. Its great & I love it.
          Always had to watch my Ps & Qs and all of that stuff. Proper lady I was. Oh how I love the freedom that age brings. Pity about the body tho.

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      • Truth Seeker says:

        Sandra, yes we all wish you well for your op next week, and will be waiting for you to let us know that all went well, as I’m sure it will 😀

        I have to agree though, there’s not a lot of joy in getting old 😦 at least from a physical point of view 😯

        Thanks for your comment, and take care 😀

        Cheers 😀

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    • melaine says:

      haven’t read Jane for ages… must find the box they are still packed in!! heading for some Robert Heinlein next love his style and some of his homilies (?) are priceless for navigating thru life! I dip into cafewhispers and just read Fed up’s running commentary, less stressful I find and love her take on it all… enjoy your day, I’m doing battle with the temp laundry on the back porch (bitch of working from home!), at least the temps have made it to double digits today here in outer Melb haha…

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  5. cornlegend says:

    Good stuff mate,
    Definitely my vote is for 5
    All of the above
    {plus the other 55 you didn’t list}
    bloody good one as always 😀

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      cornie mate, thanks for that 😀 and believe me I thought of lots more, but narrowed it down for the sake of keeping it short and sweet 😀

      BTW my choice is No 5 too 😀 and I was going to add “and many more”, but changed my mind at the last moment 😉

      Cheers 😀

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  6. bundysmum says:

    Of your five points Truthie, I would nominate number 5 as the best descriptor of this loathsome nutter.This person is truly repulsive, he has views that would not be out of place at a rabid right tea-party meeting.And yet after the loathsome things he says and does the msm just smile and pretend he is just a naughty boy, no harm done.

    The prospect of this idiot strutting (or should that be knuckle-dragging) in the international arena is truly frightening, the rest of the planet will think the electorate in Australia have really lost the plot.Gaia help us if this fool becomes PM, this country will never recover from an abort experiment.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Bundysmum, thanks for your comment 😎

      Yes I wonder how these so called journalists can sleep at night? 🙄

      And like you I can think of nothing worse for this country. 😦

      Cheers 😀

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      • melaine says:

        delicious bundysmum!!! LOVE your work.

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        • bundysmum says:

          Thanks mel, I’m a fan of yours too.

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          • melaine says:

            Really must learn how to do those ‘face’ thingys… would post a blush! I must confess I was once mum to a Bundy, but he, a spoilt german shepherd cross (looked like a chubby dingo!!) is now sadly departed… replaced by Princess Maggie, an overindulged cat!

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          • cornlegend says:

            Bundy, Mel,
            Enough of this bloody lovefest 😀
            Mel,
            for smilies, the ever vigilant Truthseeker has provided for us mere mortals, a How To page for smilies ,the link, right at the top of this very page 😀
            Well set out and simplified for diummies {ME}
            And for dummies like me, there was even ongoing tuition.

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        • bundysmum says:

          Bundy is a cattle dog cross, already named when we adopted him from the RSPCA. Love him dearly along with his companions the 4 poddies(sheep) and the horse who at age 19 has never been ridden but she is quite a nice girl.So not only common ground with you but I reckon Mrs.Cornlegend and I would have quite a lot in common, both being incapable of resisting a critter in need.

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          • cornlegend says:

            Bundy,
            Don’t you dare go giving her any more ideas 😀

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          • bundysmum says:

            Cornie,are you sure she wouldn’t like a little lamb or two, the neighbours ewes are lambing at the moment and there are always orphans seeking loving families.
            (grin)

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          • cornlegend says:

            Bundy,
            I ain’t game to rock the boat at the moment.
            While I’ve been recovering “SHE” has been hovering , seeing if I need anything
            After about 100 times, I said “no thanks pitter”
            She said “did you call me pitter because I’m so dainty ?”
            I said “yep”
            I’m in her good books.
            She didn’t realise I meant PITA
            Pain In The Arse. 😀

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  7. cornlegend says:

    Russputin2
    Mate,
    you and I are from different planets in regard to Mr, Slipper.
    I hope Labor’s Bill Gissane flogs him, and Brough.
    I am a strong supporter of Ashbygate., but not for Mr Slippers sake.
    Brough, Ashby and the assorted Liberal slimeballs knew they could do slipper in a preselection.
    This is all about bloody treason.
    A gang of slimeballs , targetting Slipper, for the express purpose of bringing down a democratically elected Government.
    They had tolerated Slippers antics for years.
    Roll on Ashbygate, and I hope Slipper wins, and takes them to the cleaners.
    But thats only because they tried to bring down the Government.
    My memory of Mr Slipper extends for the more than 2 decades as a LNP member, doing stuff all for his electorate, and laying the boot into Labor at every opportunity.
    It was Slippers vote that put Abbott in the leadership over Turnbull {1 vote }
    Sorry mate, absolutely no sympathy for the scumbag.
    His 20+ years of LNP skullduggery cement that.
    Wish him luck with Ashbygate though, as there are a lot of his former “colleagues” and “mates” who deserve to be locked up for treason, and a heap of other things 😀
    now thats of my chest, have a good day , all, 🙂

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Mate, like you I’m not a fan of Slipper’s, and hope that Bill Gissane flogs all of them, but he was pretty badly done by, by his own LNP, and the one that I really hope gets it is Brough. 👿 along with all the other conspirators 😀

      I watch with interest 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  8. cornlegend says:

    Truthy,
    As the good little women, oozing with sex appeal, are all into reading at the moment.
    I decided I would to.
    I got out my IWW {wobblies} Little Red Songbook from the Depression, to find a suitable “FIGHTING” verse
    “Conditions they are bad.
    And some of you are sad;
    You but clearly see your enemy,
    The class that lives in luxury.
    You workingfolk are poor —
    Will be forevermore ~
    As long as you permit the few
    To guide your destiny. ”

    or
    Rock-a-bye baby, on the tree top,
    When you grow up, you’ll work in a shop;
    When you are married, your spouse will work too,
    So that the rich will have nothing to do.

    Hush-a-bye baby, on the tree top.
    When you grow old, your wages will stop;
    When you have spent the little you’ve saved-
    Hush-a-bye baby, off to the grave. Joe Hill

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  9. Truth Seeker says:

    I’m heading out for a while guys. 😀
    Back later 😉

    Cheers 😀

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  10. cornlegend says:

    Truthy ,
    Peter Slippers “indiscretions” date back over most of his political career
    Always had a “cabcharge” problem, plus quite a few other “errors of judgement”
    Hardly what you would expect of an ordained priest, which Slipper is.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Hey cornie, just got back 🙄

      Yes mate I’ve seen the reports over the years, and my mate was ripped off by him when he worked as a lawyer, so I know what he’s about, 😯 I just can’t stand any kind of injustice, and the LNP are treasonous in what they did.

      Cheers 😀

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  11. Catherine says:

    Oh… you lot sure do crack me up 😆 Cornlegend I wish I had your little red song book… whatever it is. It reminds me of mum’s story of when she was a kid in Port Adelaide during the Great Depression… She would attend evening meetings, with her mum, and loved the singing. Skipping home one night she burst into verse and got “cuffed around the ear” and told to shut her “Gob”. She was, of course, singing loudly and joyously… “We’ll keep the red flag flying here… etc” They’d been attending the banned meetings. 😮
    To finish this monologue… mum said that it was only the Communist Party that did anything effective to help alleviate the suffering… e.g. they’d come around warning that the rent collector was coming and help carry the furniture out into the street… then when it was safe they’d carry the furniture (which was largely fruit boxes etc.) back in. She also could hardly keep her anger under control when telling how on the weekends the rich & powerful would come for “Sunday drives” to gawk at the families living in the street outside the empty houses… 😦
    The thing that worries me about this “joke” of an Abbott is that he may actually get elected… after all I did live through the Whitlam Affair and “Kerr’s cur…” Toodles…

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    • cornlegend says:

      Catherine.
      I have an original copy of the little Red song book.
      Scarce as now.
      The IWW {International Workers of the World produced it.
      lots of Joe Hill stuff.
      Joe was hung by the State.
      His ashes were placed in 600 envelopes to be distributed world wide.
      The authorities siezed most.
      ! made it to Australia.
      His last will is a classic
      My will is easy to decide,
      For there is nothing to divide.
      My kin don’t need to fuss and moan,
      “Moss does not cling to a rolling stone.”

      My body? Oh, if I could choose
      I would to ashes it reduce,
      And let the merry breezes blow,
      My dust to where some flowers grow.

      Perhaps some fading flower then
      Would come to life and bloom again.
      This is my Last and final Will.
      Good Luck to All of you,
      Joe Hill

      You can download a copy of The Little Red Song Book.
      {great but a bit messy, in format,
      from
      http://archive.org/stream/TheLittleRedSongBook/TheLittleRedSongBook_djvu.txt

      And while I’m in the preaching mood, While I worked in Geneva, the ILO had a board which someone had scratched these 2
      For every dollar the parasite has and didn’t work for
      there’s a slave who worked for a dollar he didn’t get

      Why should any worker be without the necessities of life when ten men can produce enough for a hundred?

      Amen
      Pastor corn has left the building 😀

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      • Catherine says:

        Thanks SO much Pastor Corn ;-)… it’s now downloaded.. Has reminded me of a work colleague who told me of the time, when she was a young child and the family went through a Shopping Mall at Christmas, when she first heard a choir singing “Oh, Christmas Tree…” and complained very loudly that they had the wrong words 😯
        Oh yes… I sure know about “scabs”. Learnt the lessons very well at the knees of my dad and grandpa but was surprised, after doing a little research, about the experience of my Great Uncle up there in Broken Hill… You might like to read it:

        http://caiteile.com/2012/02/10/of-scabs-riots/

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Catherine, thanks for your comment 😎 and sharing some of your history 😀 it’s great to get your input 😎

      Sorry I couldn’t reply earlier, but I just got home. 😉

      You are certainly not alone in your fears about Abbott getting elected 😦 There are many here that feel the same 🙂

      Thanks again 😀

      Cheers 😀

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      • Catherine says:

        Thanks Truth Seeker and no worries… I’ve done the research and am working up to writing a blog post following on from a recent one re: the evictions happening during the Irish “potato famine” in my GGGrandmother’s townland and which forced her emigration to South Australia… The follow on would/will be about the experience of her descendants and the evictions at Port Adelaide during the “Great Depression” but it’s emotionally rather difficult to write… bit too “close to the bone”, I guess, but I’ll get there. 😥

        I keep trying to sort out whether the leader of the opposition is actually trying to lose the election or whether he’s going for “the sympathy vote”. Suspect that the latter may be true and that, given all his “gaffes”, his minders have now advised that garnishing sympathy is the best way forward. Sadly, if this is the strategy, it may well succeed.

        Thanks for your blog… you caring and your follow up 🙂 Cheerio for now.

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  12. Kate Ahearne says:

    Back to business. One thing I didn’t get my head around this morning was the ‘daggy Dad’ moment. What kind of ‘daggy Dad’ could he possibly be referring to? Pipe and slippers or raincoat flasher? Doesn’t he mean ‘dirty old man’ moment? Is this what his daughters think a daggy Dad is like? Someone who, when he sees a woman, sees a possible sexual conquest or an old bag whose ankles are too thick? I wonder what a daggy Dad is really like – not like Tony Abbott, that’s for sure.

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    • bundysmum says:

      Too right Kate, but this is a bloke who carts his daughters around in outfits that my Dad would have looked at and suggested I go back to my room and get dressed, and he does it no doubt for the vote magnet he sees blokes like him want.

      Eeerck.

      A daggy dad is the bloke that is always there, he may not be a stylish sort of fella but he is a loyal and loving man who would never use his offspring to advance his cause. He tells truly awfull jokes and because he is the epitome of everything a kid could want they groan but never think the less of him.He turns up in the wrong clothes, usually with the wrong car(kids can be shitfull), but he always turns up.He doesn’t like lots of things, but if his kids suddenly develop an interest in Roller Derby he reckons it’s great.He will always unconditionally love his kids and he will always nourish and protect them, but he will never ever use them for advantage.

      I could go on and on and on but I reckon you all know what I am trying to say,albeit in a clumsy manner.

      Abort has no idea what a ‘daggy dad” is and he will never be recognised as being in that esteemed company, because a ‘daggy dad’ is a good and true and generous person , and he is none of these things and never will be.

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      • Kate Ahearne says:

        Thanks, Bundysmum. That’s what I thought, too. A daggy dad is essentially an innocent soul. A bit shabby, sure, by teenage peer-group-pressured standards, But it would never occur to him to make a remark like TA did on the recent occasion about ‘sex appeal’.

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      • Truth Seeker says:

        Bundysmum, very well said 😎

        I couldn’t have said it better 😀

        Cheers 😀

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        • melaine says:

          I’m cheering from the stalls bundysmum! You just described my recently passed (and MUCH missed) Father-in-law!!!! Unfortunately my own dad was more like that odious little creep attempting to usurp the esteemed privilege of leading our country…

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          • Catherine says:

            I’m not sure where/ whether to jump in here but am glad it’s not only me who sees him towing around his fully grown daughters, hand in hand and one on either side, as being somewhat “off-putting” 😮

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  13. Jock says:

    Truthie, thanks for verbalising my long held frustration about the liberals and their minor/miner friends the nationals. (ex nation leaders on coal and gas boards, stuff the farmers) The msm assume nats are going to win Windsor and Oakeshott’s seats. I live in Oakeshott’s and there is a good Labour candidate Peter Alley and a very popular independent Steve Atkins who could stuff the nats don’t know whats happening in Windsor seat.
    On reading matter I’ve been reading a lot of anti-colonial history written by the natives. Its good to see bush/howard continued the habit of interfering in the affairs of others, when their predecessors drove the subjugated into fundamentalism, Fidel and Ho into communism, the Afghans into Taliban while supporting all sorts of right wing dictators. What war will rabbott drag us into while he sits safely in the lodge with his feet up.
    Sorry for the doom and gloom. Now you see why I need your humour in the mornings. I love the wit of truthie in the morning.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Jock, thanks for that mate 😀 and likewise I always look forward to your comments in the morning 😎

      Yes I have to admit that I was saddened to hear that Oakeshott and Windsor were not standing again, as they’re two of the true gentlemen of politics, and will be a loss to the parliament. 😦

      I really hope that Joyce misses out, as I agree that the Nats have done nothing for their constituents for a long time, and are only there to make up the numbers for the Libs. 😯

      I just wish that the MSM would pick up on the fact that Abbott has said that he won’t make deals with minor parties, and point out that he already has! 😯

      As far as reading material goes, I tend to go for fantasy, as that is my form of escapism; to get away from reality for a while 😀 but I don’t get a lot of time these days 😦

      Thanks again for your input mate 😀

      Cheers 😀

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      • melaine says:

        Hey Truthie…. see you like to read fantasy (love it!!)… I really suggest you read the earlier mentioned books by Ernest Callenbach, especially the one titled “Ecotopia Emerging” interesting take on how to organise a new government that actually rules for the people not the corporations, now that is one fantasy that I would like to escape to!!! Got the last ‘Wheel of Time’ book sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read… just can’t seem to find the time to get to it with all that is going in the real world right now…

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        • cornlegend says:

          Mel,
          I read fantasy too,
          LNP policy

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          • Truth Seeker says:

            cornie, the difference is that that comes under the heading of self abuse, where as the fantasy books that we read are for pure enjoyment and escapism 😀

            I also read at least some of Abbott’s policy comic book, but there was no enjoyment in it, it was more like an assault to my intelligence. 😯

            Cheers 😀

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Mel, at the moment, I don’t have much time for reading, as I am busy with writing for my blog and when I get the time, bits for the writers group that I belong too.

          I also manage their blog, and try to get some of my early stuff together for that, albeit not very successfully at the moment 😦

          Having said that, I have read the last book in “The Wheel of Time” series, which was a long time coming 😯 and I am currently working my way through The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant”.
          I have also read some of Brandon Sanderson’s own books, which he was writing prior to and during his work to finish off Robert Jordan’s series.

          There is also a relatively new author by the name of Patrick Rothfuss who is very good.

          I am also writing my own fantasy novel with its own soundtrack, but there just isn’t enough time to do it all at the moment 😦 so it, like many other projects, are on the back burner at least until after the election. 😥

          My studio has bookshelves full of fantasy novels, and I will keep adding to them, as I just love that genre. 😀 And hopefully my own will take its place among them eventually 😎

          Cheers 😀

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          • bundysmum says:

            Truthie, I am so pleased that you are reading Thomas, my son gave me Against All Things Ending, the latest in the series, for my birthday. Once this election is over I intend to sit myself down and have a read-a-thon of immense proportions.I would like to recommend American Gods to all the fantasy lovers, it’s very different,wee bit dark.

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            • Truth Seeker says:

              Bundysmum, yes I read the original series when it first came out, and hadn’t even thought about it until a few months back when my son gave me the first two books in the chronicles to read. 😀 must be a “Son: thing 😀

              When this election’s over I hope to sit down and have a write-a-thon and record-a-thon, and finish my novel, the soundtrack and my teach yourself guitar system. 😯 I just hope I live long enough to do it all 😀

              Cheers 😀

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  14. Jock says:

    Forgot to say even before Atkins nominated the dirty tricks started against him with false posts on the internet.

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  15. davo says:

    I’m really looking forward to Abbott’s thoughts on the sex appeal of the member for Indi.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      davo, mate that’s just plain OFF 😯

      Thinking that Mirabella has sex appeal is like… emotional necrophilia :mrgreen: although I wouldn’t put it past Abbott 😯

      I need a shower now, just for considering it 🙄

      Thanks for that 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  16. Kate Ahearne says:

    Davo, you don’t need to wait for his thoughts on the sex appeal of Joe Hockey. “Tony says it to me often that I’m a sexy guy. We’ve got a special kind of love going,” he told Channel 10’s The Project.’

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2013/kevin-rudd-attacks-tony-abbott-over-sex-appeal-comments-20130814-2rv7n.html#ixzz2c5iAzDvY

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Kate, you can just imagine Abbott visiting Russia as PM, instead of shaking hands with Putin, he’s just as likely to start humping his leg 😯

      He is seriously defective 😦

      Cheers 😀

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      • bundysmum says:

        Ha,ha,ha,ha. Very funny Truthie.

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Bundysmum, I wasn’t trying to be funny 😯 😀

          Cheers 😀

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          • bundysmum says:

            I know.That is what makes it on the one hand hilarious, and on the other a terrifying prospect of a lunatic running around the world demeaning our country by trying to out do every other idiot, be it putin or others who have no idea and less care about diplomacy and the other niceties that are required by our PM.

            Should have explained my hilarity better,but I could visualise abort humping putins leg as a gesture of good will or some such, he really will be out of control if he wins and then has to represent us in any sphere where he has no bolt,hadley,jones,turdoch or akerman to tell him each and every day what a great bloke he is.

            Maybe I should be reading more serious tomes, I am letting my imagination really run away

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            • Truth Seeker says:

              Bundysmum, I was being a tad tongue in cheek 😀 but it’s hard to know what to expect from the likes of Abbott 😯 He is such a loose canon 😦

              And there was no need to explain, as I hoped that someone would see both the funny side of it plus the more serious aspect of having Abbott represent us on the world stage, and you got both,,, so well done 😀

              And I personally think that half the problem with the world, and the LNP in particular is No Imagination, so I would respectfully request that you don’t change a thing 😀 as I always enjoy and appreciate your feedback and input.

              I would also like yours and other commenters feedback on an idea that I have had for a separate page called “The Lounge”, which would be an open forum where commenters could discuss such things as books, music and anything else that people talk about or share when they are just chatting with friends. 😉

              Cheers 😀

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          • cornlegend says:

            The Lounge ,
            That might stop me from getting off topic, and stuffing up your articles.
            Might I suggest a “naughty corner” in the Lounge
            {not that I’d need it, but some contributors most certainly would ;grin:

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            • Truth Seeker says:

              cornie mate, you never “stuff up” my articles 😀

              I originally thought of “the lounge” soon after I started my blog, but thought it might be a bit presumptuous based on the fact that I got very few hits and even less comments 😯

              That’s why I thought it would be a good idea now to see what others thought about the idea, and whether it was worth a try???

              Just a cozy room with a small bar, some comfy chairs, air conditioning for the summer and an open fire for those cold winters nights 😀

              What do you think? 😀

              Cheers 😀

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          • bundysmum says:

            The Lounge sounds like a great idea,I do worry about hi-jacking threads with matters of no connection,so a separate place to talk about matters other than politics would be beaut.

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      • Kate Ahearne says:

        No, Truthie. I can’t imagine that, and you can’t make me. Meanwhile, we don’t have to wait for Christopher Pyne, either. ‘Coalition frontbencher Christopher Pyne joined the chorus of Liberal politicians making light of Mr Abbott’s sex appeal comment, telling reporters on Wedneday: “I wish people would describe me as having sex appeal, but they don’t.’

        Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2013/kevin-rudd-attacks-tony-abbott-over-sex-appeal-comments-20130814-2rv7n.html#ixzz2c6dPSoDY

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  17. Jock says:

    Truthie, heard on news mirabelly is getting a hard time. The locals are realising she is a useless nasty windbag. On reading I force 40 mins early morning on history/politics and at least 30 min fiction in afternoon. Have read tolkin and rowling several times. The triumph of good over evil lifts me out depressing reality. Being a Scotsman chuckled all the way through terry prachets? wee free men. Not keen on sci-fi unless it is humorous (hitch hikers/red dwarf). Lounge would be worth a try although I have some obscure tastes. (no rude remarks).

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Jock, yes I saw some reports about Mirabella yesterday too, 😀 why would anyone want her as the local member, she would only drop the value of the entire electorate 😯

      Tolkien was my introduction to fantasy, and I am still a huge fan 😀
      Have read a lot of Terry Pratchet, mainly his more serious Fantasy series.

      I too have some obscure tastes 😀 so throwing stones ( even in fun) can be a dangerous exercise. 😀

      Thanks for your feedback 😎 and enjoy your Saturday mate.

      Cheers 😀

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  18. Truth Seeker says:

    Morning truth seekers, I have just posted a look at “Tony how far back do you want to take us” 😀

    https://truthseekersmusings.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/tony-how-far-back-do-you-want-to-take-us/

    And also “The Lounge” is now open 😀

    Cheers 😀

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  19. Blog of Greg says:

    Though it has been suggested that these were gaffes from Abbott, the gaffe was actually that his minders let him open his mouth and say what he really feels. The man is a dinosaur, chauvenist thug. God help us if he ends up as PM.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Blog of Greg, Welcome to my site 😀 and thanks for your comment 😎

      I agree in part, as I think that his gaffes were made as a result of his minders gaffe in letting him speak 😯

      But you are dead right, the man (?) is a dinosaur, chauvinist thug. 😀 and yes, God help us if he ends up as PM 😦

      Thanks again for your comment 😀

      Cheers 😀

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