The Lounge, Archive 111.

The Lounge Archive 111.images Have a drink… Have a bite to eat… Have your say!

the-lounge   So grab a drink and something to eat, make yourself comfortable, sit back and enjoy the show, or better still… be a part of it 😯

Baby photo of Charlie, the "Lounge Dog"

Baby photo of Charlie, the “Lounge Dog”

The new leadlights for the en-suite window.

The new leadlights for the en-suite window.

And this is our latest facility courtesy of Techinbris.   :grin:

And this is our latest facility courtesy of Techinbris. 😀

Charlie lounging  after his 5K walk, this morning, in the rain .

Charlie lounging after his 5K walk, this morning, in the rain .

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1,956 Responses to The Lounge, Archive 111.

  1. Florence nee Fedup says:

    Another letter from Tony Burke, Labor

    It’s been a weird week in Parliament. There’s been lying about lying, gagging of gags and Warren Truss is Deputy Prime Minister. Here’s the #5and5 from Anything But the Budget Week.

    BEST:

    Bill Shorten really put Tony Abbott under the spotlight during every Question Time this week. Day after day Bill asked the PM questions he just couldn’t answer. The reality is, all of Tony Abbott’s broken promises and lies are in his own budget papers and no matter how hard he tries, the PM can’t run away from them.
    Early on Tuesday morning great news came out of Doha. The World Heritage Committee rejected Tony Abbott’s attempt to delist 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian wilderness from the World Heritage List. In just seven minutes the World Heritage Committee threw the proposal out, with one member calling it “feeble”.
    Labor MPs made sure Tony Abbott didn’t get away with his cost of living argument this week. In speech after speech Labor MPs stood up to Tony Abbott’s $6000 cut to families, $4000 cut to pensioners and $1600 cut to self-funded retirees. Tony Abbott can’t keep claiming he’s cutting cost of living for families, while at the same time taking thousands of dollars off struggling families in his budget.
    Anthony Albanese won his seven month infrastructure battle with the Government this week, forcing it to undertake cost-benefit analyses on major infrastructure projects. It took 29 amendments to make it happen, and now hopefully Albo will stop drawing on whiteboards and making train noises.
    Finally, on Monday Wayne Swan got so sick of Tony Abbott lying and then lying about lying that he got himself kicked out of Parliament. When asked to withdraw calling Tony Abbott a liar by the Speaker, Swanny replied: “I withdraw, but he’s still a liar.” This got him booted out for a mandatory 24 hours.
    WORST:

    Freedom of the press suffered a serious blow this week when an Egyptian court handed down a seven year sentence to Australian journalist Peter Greste. In the hours following the sentence it was good to see all sides of politics and the media coming together in support of Peter, a respected journalist who was simply doing his job. Our thoughts are with the Greste family during this difficult time.
    Last week Tony Abbott said he wouldn’t cut cleaners’ pay and working conditions. This week the Government introduced legislation that did just that. Labor amended the legislation to protect cleaners and the Government caved in. What the Government hid from the Parliament was that Eric Abetz was secretly finding another way to make his cuts. This fight isn’t over.
    The government moved more than ten gag motions this week to stop MPs from debating parts of the budget. Given that even the Ministers keep getting details wrong, I’m still not sure whether the Government’s priority was to try to shut Labor up or avoid the embarrassment of having its own people speak. The classic was the “Direct Action” policy debate, which was shut down after only one Government backbencher had spoken.
    How much will Tony Abbott’s unfair budget cost an average single-income family with two kids? At the same time Tony Abbott is claiming a win for cost of living, he’s hitting families by up to $6000. It was just odd seeing Tony Abbott try to complain about cost of living issues without it actually clicking in his head that the pain he’s inflicting is around 10 times greater than even his claims.
    For years now there’s been two visa classes for people to have their parents join them from overseas. One has a long waiting period and a standard visa fee, the other has a short waiting period but costs more than $50,000. The Government has abolished new applications for the affordable visa. So now if you can’t afford $50,000 you can’t have your parents join you. There’s more on this to come.
    Finally, on Thursday I reminded the Prime Minister about one of his commitments before the election – it’s worth a watch.

    The House of Reps isn’t sitting for the next fortnight, so the #5and5 will be back in two weeks.

    ‘til then,

    Tony

    PS: This week’s song of the week is dedicated to the Government’s attempt to shut down all debate on its budget. Here’s the Black Eyed Peas with Shut Up. #5and5song.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Hey Florence, Thanks for your comment 😎 and posting a great breakdown of this weird week 🙂 and you’re right, it really was weird! 😯

      I think “Shut Up” should be played whenever Abbott opens his mouth! 😯

      Sorry for the late reply, but it’s been very hectic here, 😦

      Cheers 😀

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  2. Truth Seeker says:

    Hey Truth Seekers, “The Lounge” is getting close to 2000 comments again which usually means it’s getting a bit slow to load, 😡 So hopefully tonight I will open a new “Lounge” page, for your singing, dancing and gastronomical pleasure, and archive this one 😉

    Cheers 😀

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    • melaine says:

      Morning Truthie 🙂
      Still a bit brass monkey down here 😯
      Might have to look at heating the lap vat buddy 😉
      Spending the day cooking yummy stuff to stock the freezer and trying to avoid the ‘news’… need a break from the crap, my brain is starting to ache with all the lies and nasty things they are foisting on us… just as bad on the other side of the ditch, GD/Niece is in meltdown as she has lost most of her benefits with son turning 18, despite him still being dependent and at school and her still 6mths off finishing her nursing degree… not much we can really do from so far away but fingers crossed we can get them thru until the end of the year with some practical support 🙂
      Anyway… a couple of our special fortified custard tarts and all will look much sunnier I’m sure 😀

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      • Truth Seeker says:

        Morning Mel 😀 it’s a bit warmer than yesterday here, so not too bad 🙂 but it’s been a hellova week otherwise, and I think that a fortified custard tart may just do the job 😀

        Good luck with your GD 😦 It’s hard when you’re so far away 😥

        WRT the vat, maybe we should fill it with mulled wine instead? 😯

        I just had a brief interlude of swearing at SHockey talking his aspirational SHITE! 😡

        Cheers 🙄

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        • melaine says:

          Missed shockey totally and plan to do so with the lot of them for the WHOLE weekend 😯
          Love the idea of a mulled wine spa 😆 😆
          Off to make chicken stock, but will be lurking 🙂

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  3. diannaart says:

    We folks of the south will be shivering over a predicted weekend of sleet and hail.

    Time to set-up the mulled wine vat, Truthy.

    😛

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Dianna, 😀 Maybe we should leave the vat for the diehards, and go for a mulled wine, 10 person spa, with swimming jets? 😉

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      • melaine says:

        Morning Dianna 🙂
        Yep it’s a cold one alright.
        Time to don the bubblebacks and christen that mulled wine spa that Truthie has so kindly installed for us southerners 😉

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  4. bighead1883 says:

    Haha singing and dancing in the lounge,guzzle,smuzzle wuzzle fuzzle backstrokes in the loverly warm mulled wine 😉
    Hey 5 nuggets and one specimen on the latest adventures of Gizmo&Bighead at Mt Margaret this time 🙂
    Ah we met Corporation Wank from Dacian who was busy trying to kick prospectors of their legitimate areas 👿 whom I proceded to tell Hmm I`m camped just over there so come by and hey said “I don`t think I like your attitude” to which I told him “well not only don`t I like yours,but you neither” 🙄
    To which he proceeded to take off at the rate of knots not even waving 😆
    OH of course he was a Liberal voter because I said I knew because of his anal retentiveness 😀

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  5. bighead1883 says:

    Truthy,I recommend that going anywhere near Clive could be dangerous 😯 >

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    • consider says:

      Speaking of Palmer, Biggy, he is quoted in the Guardian today as saying “Clive Palmer has repositioned his party`s shift on climate change as an economic decision rather than a response to global warming.”
      Would someone please tell this bloke that a good economy is not much good on a dead planet?

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  6. Florence nee Fedup says:

    TS, please do not feel, you have to reply immediately, even reply at all. We all have other lives to lead. Well I hope we do.

    Why did the Liberals close down their conference hours’ early. Seems too occurred after Abbott and co had spoken., Was there embarrassing speakers coming?

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  7. Florence nee Fedup says:

    Consider. I think, but one cannot always be sure, but the repositioning is because it is about the economy, not science. There is money to be made in moving to a renewal fuel world. Big money. Many jobs. In fact, there is a big danger of being left behind, missing out on the goodies.

    One could ask, if Palmer is wedded to the mining industry. Could we see by many of his moves, he is positioning himself outside of that world.

    He has never considered himself a miner, but a financier.

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  8. bighead1883 says:

    Here`s a Clive one you may like kate 🙂

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    • kate ahearne says:

      Love it Biggie. I’m sure I’ll be able to find a nice little place for it. I’m hoping to produce one more Clive piece before I move on to other stuff, so thanks, Big Boy!

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  9. bighead1883 says:

    Here`s another kate “smile: If it suits

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    • kate ahearne says:

      Thanks Biggie. I’ll make a file and save any of your homegrown pics as they turn up – then I’ll use them whenever I can, if that’s OK with you. Lovely work!

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  10. bighead1883 says:

    OK nighty night all you partiers,I`m putting on my clothes and going home :winK:

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  11. Truth Seeker says:

    Well Truth Seekers, just as it’s time to put me to bed, it’s also time to Archive this page as “The Lounge Archive 111”,

    The Lounge is Archived… Long live “The lounge” 😉

    Cheers 😀

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