LNP women of calibre!

LNP women of calibre!

With the advent of Abbott’s ministry announcement, and the community outrage at his imageslack of women, one has to wonder how this fits with his claim that “He ‘GETS’ Women”?

The most telling quote from Abbott WRT this issue was when he said that he was “Disappointed” that there were not more women in the cabinet… WTF?     He was the one that chose it.

I suppose it’s good to see that he’s consistent in that he’s a disappointment to himself as well as to us?   😯

There has been much discussion about this situation, from the commentariat, but I have to say that the most interesting commentary came from the LNP in defence of the Abbott. Julie Bishop declared that she wasn’t the “Token Woman”   😯  well I would argue that not only is she the token woman in Abbott’s cabinet, but with the way she treated asbestos victims in her role as a corporate lawyer, she is no more than a token human being.   😦

There was also much noise made about such fine examples  of Liberal “Women of calibre as:

  • Bronwyn Bishop, who will take up the speakers chair.   She is a 70 year old woman,images who was well passed her use-by date before the end of Howard’s tenure.   Sadly, as with all of Abbott’s appointments, she will almost definitely be nothing more than a self serving political appointment, who will do for the role of speaker, what Brandis will do for justice… turn it into a play thing for the rabid right, and trash its reputation in the process
  • Michaelia Cash, touted as a Liberal woman of great talent, who’s main claim to fame, is her speech in the senate after the demise of PM Julia Gillard.
  • And my personal favourite (of their spurious claims), Kelly O’Dwyer,   😯     touted by the LNP as a future PM… WTF?    Yes let me repeat that… Touted as a future PM… W…T…F…?          This would have to be one of the most ridiculous statements ever made, and shows the real calibre of women in the LNP.   IMHO, she is rude, arrogant, ignorant and more than a little stupid.

 

There was also a comparison with all the women of the ALP, implying that the LNP women were far superior… WTF?

On morals, honesty, integrity, intelligence, talent and ability, my money would be on any one of the ALP women, against any combination, or in fact all of the LNP women put together.

Now I don’t know about you, but in the last weeks of the campaign, there was one of Abbott’s slogans that irritated me more than any other.   That slogan was  “Crystal Clear”.

I lost count of the number of times in each press conference that Abbott said those words,  “Let me be Crystal Clear”, or “I wan’t to be Crystal Clear”, or “Let me make it Crystal Clear” etc,  but like all the slogans that he spouted, they were meaningless.

Another slogan that has already proved to be rubbish is “From day one”.

It took him 9 days before he gave a press conference, and announced his cabinet would be almost a woman free zone, it took 11 days before his government was sworn in, and we have been told that he will only talk to the media when he’s got something to say   WTF?

If that’s Crystal Clear, give me mud anytime.   😯

The sad thing is that his true agenda was far from “Crystal Clear”.

His policy agenda was far from “Crystal Clear”.

His cuts were far from “Crystal Clear”.

His costings were far from “Crystal Clear”.

And he was far from “Crystal Clear”, about the lack of female representation in his cabinet.

As it turns out, one of the few things that was “Crystal Clear” ( to those that bothered to look) was Abbott’s ties to Murdoch, and their attempts to discredit the government with any lie, scandal or misinformation that they could come up with.

And by his decision to maintain the conservative boys club, another thing that  is “Crystal Clear” is that Abbott believes that the two Bishops and Mirabella (gone) may well be the only;

LNP women of calibre!   😦

The Minister for pussy claws

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71 Responses to LNP women of calibre!

  1. cornlegend says:

    Truthy,
    My favourite, now Mirrabella is but a distant memory, has to be Cash.
    I watch that clip of her “sistahood ” rant just to get a laugh, regularly.
    The bloody LNP “sistahood” really flexed their muscle with Abbott, to ensure a decent “sistahood” representation” in the front bench.
    I think Ms Cash, Kelly etc may have been visited by the ‘vestal virgins” and told to act like them.
    Hold daddys hand and say stuff all..
    Mate, it’s “CRYSTAL CLEAR’ to me, that with these bunch of loons in charge of the Asylum, you are going to have an abundance of material for your musings 😀
    Good one Mate
    ps
    Just gonna watch Senator Cash again.
    That will cheer me up no end

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  2. kate ahearne says:

    Hi Truthie. Well, you certainly haven’t let the grass grow under your feet! Nor have you rested on your 50,000 laurels. Yes, the invisible, colourless, odorless women have really got the tongues wagging. Good on you. Let’s pile it on. I’ve got a piece that should be ready to post tonight – couldn’t resist. Happy day.

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  3. davo says:

    “Coalition sources blame Cathy McGowan for lack of women in cabinet”
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/18/mcgowan-blamed-lack-women-cabinet

    As I said in the comments section (under another moniker), what they’re really saying is that all other female coalition MPs are inferior to Mirabella.

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  4. davo says:

    “The incoming Abbott government is considering delaying until late January the mid-year budget update to avoid hurting confidence over the Christmas shopping season.”
    http://www.afr.com/p/national/hockey_may_delay_bad_budget_news_2QycNRxSeUZKL88TSX0nHJ

    Another example of crystal clarity.

    Amazing that confidence is so important now, after them spending the last 6 years talking the economy down.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Davo, thanks for the links 😎 and your comments 😀

      Yes crystal clarity? WTF?

      I think that this is just another example of the fact that his slogans aren’t worth the time it takes to repeat them 😯

      Keep up the good work 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  5. Russputin2 says:

    Howdy Thrillseekers,
    Congrats on your 50,000 hits TS, you’ve now had as many hits as Elvis.

    Sorry to disagree with you over Abbott.

    When he says he “Gets women”, he really does.

    He “gets them”, to do all the shitty ,dirty, vile stuff that he either doesn’t want to have his fingerprints on, or is just too gutless or incompetant to do himself.

    Cheers All,

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  6. melaine says:

    Good one Truthie!

    When Tones started on about making things ‘Crystal Clear’, I thought he was spruiking that window cleaner Amway sells… silly me! Maybe they will sue him too for misuse of their product name?

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Mel, thanks for your comment 😎

      Yes, they may well have a good case, cos the the implication in Abbott’s use of the phrase is that it actually means “Clear as mud!” 😀

      Love the way you think 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  7. Fed up says:

    TS, Not transparent or open either, is the man that intends only to talk to the media when he has something to say.

    There was much hidden in his announcement of that ministry. If one is relying on the NDIS, I would look closely on who is in charge and how it is divided among ministers.

    I suspect that he is out to confused, and to hide his actions.

    No men of calibre either, TS.

    Who are making the decisions in our new government. Definitely not being discussed in cabinet or the party room.

    Those announcements of sackings where in minutes of him being sworn in,long before any gatherings of his new ministry..

    The demolition man to not wait, to get going.

    By the way it seems that Indonesian will not accept his sovereign borders. We have Holden telliing them, they will close by Christmas.

    Yes, Mr.Abbott, others can make threats.

    The government will have to do more, than say, I do not have much money to give, It is up to the government to find the necessary money that is necessary for good governance. Answer to Holden, is we see what we will do in two months..

    ABC 24. Not usual to see so many back benches criticizing him already, including their youngest member. The youngster said that only having one woman is not good enough.

    Many unhappy party women speaking out.

    TS, a wonderful post.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Fed up, thanks for your comment and kind words 😎 it means a lot 😀 and I hope that you saw our birthday wishes, that we posted yesterday at the lounge 😀

      Yes, there is little transparency in what Abbott is doing, and it appears that he is still working on the misguided assumption that we are all idiots 😯

      Well there are plenty of us that will call him to account, and show that he is the idiot, not us. 😉

      Many of their signature policies (and I use the term loosely) are starting to unravel already, and it’s only day one of this dysfunctional governmaent, and they have already shown their hand in being a nasty, vindictive and politically motivated government, that will quickly trash our reputation around the world 😦

      keep up the good work 😎

      Cheers 😀

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  8. The LNP women are not only of lesser calibre, but they are certainly bigger bores.

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  9. clarittee says:

    Maybe the “women Of Calibre” means something about shotgun weddings. What a totally offensive reference. the Quality of the Labor women is miles above them. I’m surprised they deal with this matter when the comparison makes them look like the second rate people they are.
    Don’t forget O’Dwyers stunt about the Carbon tax making some shop go out of business , when they had planned to move around the corner years before. Lying comes easy to them. that’s ‘crystal clear”. They practice it often.

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  10. davo says:

    “The board of the clean energy finance corporation is legally obliged to ignore a directive from the new treasurer, Joe Hockey, to cease its operation and could take the Coalition government to court if it persisted in attempts to shut the CEFC down before the parliament voted to abolish it, according to advice from a leading barrister.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/19/clean-energy-finance-corp-could-sue

    You know, I think I’m starting to like this opposition thing a bit… 😉

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Davo, thanks for the comment and the link 😎 maybe they could start a class action against the dickheads 😀

      Let’s all sue the bastards 😯 But if not, let’s just hope that at least they do 😀

      Cheers 😀

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    • Nick says:

      “The CEFC has so far invested about $500m in projects worth $2bn, generating investment four times its outlays. According to the corporation, its investments will reduce carbon emissions while generating $2.40 per tonne of carbon dioxide in returns for the government”

      And the coalition want to scrap it…. absolutely crazy… but hey no surprise, pure and simple ideological hatred of anything “green”.

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      • Truth Seeker says:

        Nick, yes, absolutely crazy pretty much sums it up 😦

        the damage that these economic and environmental vandals can do in one term could take decades to fix 😯

        Cheers 😦

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  11. cornlegend says:

    davo
    gotta look on the bright side mate.
    Every day the Abbott-Murdoch government function, more stuff ups, more opportunities to do what they did.
    Lay the boot in relentlessly.
    Can’t wait for Question time,
    Abbott will never handle it

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  12. Fed up says:

    Does one realise, if Mirabella got in, she would be dealing with Holden today.

    Climate Commission abolished.

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  13. cornlegend says:

    A member of the Indonesian parliamentary foreign affairs commission has described the Federal Government’s asylum seeker policy as “offensive” and “illegal”.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-19/indonesian-mp-says-turn-back-the-boats-policy-is-offensive-and-/4966934

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  14. cornlegend says:

    THE Abbott government has been accused of pettiness and causing “widespread concern” in Canberra by axing high-profile public service chiefs and overhauling government departments.

    “There is a level of apprehension in the city at the moment,” ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher said today.

    “I think there is certainly a level of widespread concern, not just across the public sector, but across the private sector and the wider community around what Mr Abbott’s plans are in relation to Canberra,” the Labor leader told ABC radio.

    On his first day in office, Tony Abbott acted swiftly to dump former immigration department secretary Andrew Metcalfe, former climate change department secretary Blair Comley, and industry secretary Don Russell, a former private secretary to Labor prime minister Paul Keating.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/apprehension-in-act-over-abbott-plans-for-public-service/story-fn59niix-1226722606973

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  15. cornlegend says:

    Abbott government and states heading for collision over Holden

    SA Premier warns Christmas is Holden deadline on future of Australian manufacturing

    Unless there can be some variation in approach from the Coalition then there won’t be a future investment by Holden and therefore there won’t be a future for Holden so there is obviously a lot of discussion to occur
    Jay Weatherill

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-19/sa-premier-warns-christmas-is-holden-deadline/4967202

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  16. olddavey says:

    I believe Crystal Clear was the aka of an American porn star back in the 80s. If not, it should have been.

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  17. cornlegend says:

    SENIOR Labor MP Jenny Macklin has announced her support for leadership aspirant Anthony Albanese, saying the former deputy prime minister’s record in government makes him best placed to defeat Tony Abbott. In a brief statement, Ms Macklin said Mr Albanese had proven himself a “terrific parliamentary performer, a skilled communicator and a passionate advocate for working people”.”I strongly believe that under Anthony’s leadership, Labor can defeat Tony Abbott at the next election,” the former families minister said on Thursday.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Cornie, yes there certainly seems to be a groundswell of support for Albo 😀

      According to The Project earlier tonight, there is a facebook poll that shows Albo ahead by miles 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  18. davo says:

    Fraudband seems to be a bit of a thorn in the side too.

    From an email update regarding the petition –

    “Our message is starting to get through.

    After signing our petition, thousands of people have taken further action: emailing Mr Turnbull, contacting him on twitter and sharing images asking him to open up the debate on the NBN. And the media interest hasn’t let up — we’ve had press and radio coverage across the country!

    It was clear from Mr Turnbull’s first response to the petition that he won’t be moved easily, but that he’s willing to engage.

    In fact, in a second response, he’s now entered into a debate with an academic from Queensland and, seemingly, promised two things:

    1 – That the share of the NBN that’s FTTP will be up for discussion, and

    2 – that the Strategic Review will be conducted openly.

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    • cornlegend says:

      I find it hard to be supportive of that guy Nick, and his petition once I found out he had in fact voted Liberal,
      If Nick wanted NBN so bad, why did he vote for it ? .
      As one poster on IA commented, its like asking for help to unscramble an egg

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Davo, yes I got that email too, shame the guy that set it up voted for Abbott in the first place 😦

      If he had voted for the NBN in the first place, he might not need to be fighting for it now 😯

      What a Knob 😦

      But I doubt that if they had ten million signatures, Turdball would listen, cos Murdoch doesn’t want it to go ahead 😉

      Cheers 😀

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  19. cornlegend says:

    Sorry
    should read
    Why did he vote against it ?
    in regard to NBN

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  20. Truth Seeker says:

    I think it’s time for bed 😉

    Night all 😀

    CheersZzzzzzzzzz

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  22. davo says:

    Truthy and Cornie, I can see where you’re coming from. If this guy felt strongly enough to start a petition, you’d reckon it would have been a game changer for him at the ballot box.

    On the other hand, it’s pretty good publicity that even a lib voter thinks fraudband stinks. I’m happy to sign any petition against this dog of a policy regardless of where it came from.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Davo, we signed it too, and only found out later that he voted LNP 😯

      I agree that it’s still good to pressure them over it, but I think that Murdoch will have more sway over their policy position than a mere few hundred thousand voters 😯

      Cheers 😀

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  24. Caz2 says:

    Perhaps the women in the Liberal party might have had a better chance of being noticed if they always dressed in white. Has anyone seen a photo of the vestal origins in any other colour clothes? Was it way before the election campaign?

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  25. Caz2 says:

    Of f the topic…….. Is it certain that Craig Thomson will face over a hundred witnesses for the prosecution if he does not sign a “notice of admission” which I guess is the same as pleading guilty. This is blackmail if it is true. The whole farce has been designed to bankrupt this man. What can we the public do?

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Caz2, Maybe someone should start a petition to stop Brandis from interfering in the judicial process 😯 and the AFP, and the state police forces 🙄

      I think the only way you will be able to get justice (?) in this country, is to be rich, or to be a member of the LNP 😦

      Hopefully, when all this is over, he will be able to sue the pants off some of his main detractors, and come out on top. 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  26. Fed up says:

    “Maybe someone should start a petition to stop Brandis from interfering in the judicial process”

    That one is not a bad idea. Maybe pressure should be put on him, to pressure the police to investigate, Ashbey, Pyne, Bough and Jackson

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Fed up, I think there would be a couple of things there worth signing a petition for 😀 but sadly I don’t think that they would be swayed by a petition even with 1 mil signatures :shopck: They are just too self involved and arrogant 😦

      But it might be worth the exercise, just to show them that we are on to them 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  27. richo says:

    Have chatted with a lawyer who had Kelly O’Dwyer in his firm – had being the operative word they sacked her for her hopelessness.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Richo, thanks for your comment, 😀 and nothing would surprise me about that one… except her telling the truth 😯

      And she is being touted as a future leader of the LNP, and possibly PM 😆 😆 😆 😆

      Cheers 😆 😆

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