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And they picked Brendan

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Three cheers for the Libs. He came from a commie grandfather, a Labor voting wharfie father and was a member of the Labor party himself, but this anointed one has been thrust into the Liberal leadership. Why? Because he is more right wing than Turnbull.

    A joke. He speaks well, but it is obvious that the far right who really control the Libs won't let go of Work Choices, Unfair Dismissal Laws, considering the environment or standing up for gay rights. This would be the same folks who asked Johnnie to hang around in charge and copped the mother of all electoral hidings. It is going to be way more than 3 years before they have a hope. Whack the bucks on Labor to be in power for the next 6.
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  2. Guest

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    He is only the stop gap leader for the next 12 months until Turnbull gains more experience.

    Turnbull will be the libs leader for the next election.
     
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    A year is a long time in politics. :)
     
  4. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Exactly
     
  5. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Wont matter either way.
     
  6. Matabele

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  7. The Gronk

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    Unless labor goes invading another country, strips away workers rights or gives kickbacks to a dictator I think they should be looking pretty good in 2010.
     
  8. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Dont forget children overboard Matt.
     
  9. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Add not saying sorry to the list.

    The facts are that the Libs are miles away from where the population is thinking and wanting and it would only be Labor tripping over itself to let them back in. My guess - it could be 9 years if they continue the way they are going.

    I haven't enjoyed a week so much in a very long time. From golden boy at Kiribilli to destroyer of the Party and almost everyone who held sway, and add also being out of a job. Going down in history as the PM we wish we didn't have and deserves a giant L on everything he owns, especially his forehead. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  10. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I saw him on Saturday and called him a pathetic loser to his face.

    One of the more satisfying sentences I have ever spoken!!
     
  11. fLIP

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    12 months ago it was Kevin who wasn't it?

    Yeah the same bloke who's responsible for brisbane being on level 6 water restrictions. I voted for the bloke but he better pull his finger out and work harder than his track record indicates.
     
  12. nodd

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    Who is responsible for level 6 water restrictions ?

    Try Mother nature!
     
  13. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    WTF does Rudd have to do with Queensland water?
     
  14. SilentBob

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    It's the long showers he has.
     
  15. SilentBob

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r93YidU0i4M
     
  16. Guest

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    Mother nature doesn't build dams to retain water for cities. Politicians do. Or in Rudd's case didn't despite blind freddy knowing that QLD needed more dams to cope with a rapidly growing population.

    We actually have plenty of water its just that it flows down the drains into the ocean. But then again the NSw labor government is responsible for water supply in NSW and they would rather build a power guzzling desalination plant that will cost everybody at least $300 pa more in water rates.
     
  17. Guest

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    Under the ALP Wayne Goss government, Kevin Rudd inherited his nickname Pixie. He was put in charge of restructuring the public services of QLD. As you know he managed to reduce staff numbers in many areas and redirecting funds from revenue, to other less important areas.
    Now we have a health system that is stuffed, needs a major overhaul, top heavy in adminisration staff. We have poor planning, only one main artery into Brisbane, no extra dams as the previous National party had planned for.

    Corrupt though the Bjelke Petersen government may have been it did have many good points and credit should be given where credit was due

    Joe Bjelke Petersen was a first rate manager of public funds.He understood the basic principles of recurrent and capital funding,that is,at budget time he would cover the day to day expenses of running his government (recurrent expenditure) and he would also allow a capital budget to cover replacement of major capitol items as well as new capital works.

    In the case of semi government organisations he would ensure that dividends paid to the government were such as to allow sufficient retention of funds for future capital works.Therefore,when the Goss government assumed power in early 1989 they found that all government departments and semi government departments were adequately funded in terms of capital and recurrent funding.

    The Chief of Staff,senior policy advisor and soon to become Director General of this Goss government and the man responsible for implementing policy decisions was a future leader of the ALP and self proclaimed christian socialist,Kevin Rudd.

    The capital reserves of the various government institutions were then systematically drawn down into general government revenue and so when funding was required for major government projects there were no reserves which has led to the catch cry in Queensland over the past decade of ‘ where has all the money gone ?’ and at the heart of this massive grab for public funds was the man who now says ‘trust me to be your new prime minister’,the former Goss Director General Kevin Rudd.

    The Australian (Editorial 15/11/04) went even further and said that the crisis in delivery of services by the state governments was due to the fact that the states had ‘splurged a fiscal bonanza on pay increases for public sector employees that have not been earned by productivity improvements’

    One example of this plunder of reserves is the case of the four dams.

    Planning ahead,Joh had estimated that 4 dams would necessarily have to be built to cater for South East Queensland’s water requirements for the next 20 years.The main dam was ideally situated at Wolfdene (nr Beenleigh) ; funds had been put aside and land aquisitions were well on the way.

    Not only were these dams cancelled by the incoming Goss government in a decision said to be ‘one of the worst political decisions ever made’ (Beaudesert Mayor Joy Drescher, CM 29/3/07) and the reserves drawn into government revenue but no further planning was undertaken for water requirements either by the Goss/Rudd government or it’s long term successor,the ALP government of Peter Beattie thus leading to the major crisis in water management confronted by Queenslanders today.

    If only this dam had been prudently allowed to proceed then it is highly likely that south east Queensland would not be suffering the level of water restrictions presently being suffered and it is incredible that one of the people closely associated with this disastrous decision has actually proposed himself for the highest position in the land !

    Every Queenslander who has to carry a bucket into the garden to water flowers,every Queenslander who has to pay a levy for water on top of the rate he or she has already paid and every Queenslander who now suffers water restrictions and may suffer far worse water restrictions in the future can say a hearty ‘thank you’to the man who would now offer to organise the lives of all Australians, Kevin Rudd.

    As one of the decision makers,Kevin Rudd should be confronted with this chaotic decision and asked to explain,, as was Wayne Goss, who took the easy way out and failed to return calls from the Courier Mail about this decision (CM 29/7/07).One wonders if he would have failed to return calls if an election in which he was standing was imminent.

    This is government for personal aggrandizement and no responsibility.

    Another example was in the recent NSW election when Morris Iemma was asked to explain similar chaotic decisions with water (again !!!),rail,traffic chaos etc etc and replied it wasn’t his fault,the decisions were taken by Bob Carr – it’s called the Sergeant Schultz defence.It’s all about reward without responsibility.

    How do these people retain government,election after election,we may ask ?.It has to be more than bad Opposition because,quite simply,the voting public don’t know the Oppositions are bad unless they are told.If Comrade Lenin were to be asked this question he would probably say ‘control the media and only tell the people what you want them to know’.The Nazi’s,also, were particularly adept at this approach.
     
  18. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Blah Blah Blah.

    We all loved Joh. Joh is good. Labor is bad.

    For crying out loud Rudd was an unelected Bureaucrat in this days.

    He will stand on his record at the end of his Prime Ministership, just as JWH is now having to do.
     
  19. nodd

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    so politicians now decide where the rain falls?

    Why didn't little johnny make it rain on our dams?

    If it was raining where our dams are we would have plenty of water and this would not be an issue.

    20 years ago plenty of rain fell in our catchments.Now apparently they are in the wrong place.

    Are politicians that good that they can predict the future weather patterns?
     
  20. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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    Under the ALP Wayne Goss government, Kevin Rudd inherited his nickname Pixie. He was put in charge of restructuring the public services of QLD. As you know he managed to reduce staff numbers in many areas and redirecting funds from revenue, to other less important areas.
    Now we have a health system that is stuffed, needs a major overhaul, top heavy in adminisration staff. We have poor planning, only one main artery into Brisbane, no extra dams as the previous National party had planned for.

    Corrupt though the Bjelke Petersen government may have been it did have many good points and credit should be given where credit was due

    Joe Bjelke Petersen was a first rate manager of public funds.He understood the basic principles of recurrent and capital funding,that is,at budget time he would cover the day to day expenses of running his government (recurrent expenditure) and he would also allow a capital budget to cover replacement of major capitol items as well as new capital works.

    In the case of semi government organisations he would ensure that dividends paid to the government were such as to allow sufficient retention of funds for future capital works.Therefore,when the Goss government assumed power in early 1989 they found that all government departments and semi government departments were adequately funded in terms of capital and recurrent funding.

    The Chief of Staff,senior policy advisor and soon to become Director General of this Goss government and the man responsible for implementing policy decisions was a future leader of the ALP and self proclaimed christian socialist,Kevin Rudd.

    The capital reserves of the various government institutions were then systematically drawn down into general government revenue and so when funding was required for major government projects there were no reserves which has led to the catch cry in Queensland over the past decade of ‘ where has all the money gone ?’ and at the heart of this massive grab for public funds was the man who now says ‘trust me to be your new prime minister’,the former Goss Director General Kevin Rudd.

    The Australian (Editorial 15/11/04) went even further and said that the crisis in delivery of services by the state governments was due to the fact that the states had ‘splurged a fiscal bonanza on pay increases for public sector employees that have not been earned by productivity improvements’

    One example of this plunder of reserves is the case of the four dams.

    Planning ahead,Joh had estimated that 4 dams would necessarily have to be built to cater for South East Queensland’s water requirements for the next 20 years.The main dam was ideally situated at Wolfdene (nr Beenleigh) ; funds had been put aside and land aquisitions were well on the way.

    Not only were these dams cancelled by the incoming Goss government in a decision said to be ‘one of the worst political decisions ever made’ (Beaudesert Mayor Joy Drescher, CM 29/3/07) and the reserves drawn into government revenue but no further planning was undertaken for water requirements either by the Goss/Rudd government or it’s long term successor,the ALP government of Peter Beattie thus leading to the major crisis in water management confronted by Queenslanders today.

    If only this dam had been prudently allowed to proceed then it is highly likely that south east Queensland would not be suffering the level of water restrictions presently being suffered and it is incredible that one of the people closely associated with this disastrous decision has actually proposed himself for the highest position in the land !

    Every Queenslander who has to carry a bucket into the garden to water flowers,every Queenslander who has to pay a levy for water on top of the rate he or she has already paid and every Queenslander who now suffers water restrictions and may suffer far worse water restrictions in the future can say a hearty ‘thank you’to the man who would now offer to organise the lives of all Australians, Kevin Rudd.

    As one of the decision makers,Kevin Rudd should be confronted with this chaotic decision and asked to explain,, as was Wayne Goss, who took the easy way out and failed to return calls from the Courier Mail about this decision (CM 29/7/07).One wonders if he would have failed to return calls if an election in which he was standing was imminent.

    This is government for personal aggrandizement and no responsibility.

    Another example was in the recent NSW election when Morris Iemma was asked to explain similar chaotic decisions with water (again !!!),rail,traffic chaos etc etc and replied it wasn’t his fault,the decisions were taken by Bob Carr – it’s called the Sergeant Schultz defence.It’s all about reward without responsibility.

    How do these people retain government,election after election,we may ask ?.It has to be more than bad Opposition because,quite simply,the voting public don’t know the Oppositions are bad unless they are told.If Comrade Lenin were to be asked this question he would probably say ‘control the media and only tell the people what you want them to know’.The Nazi’s,also, were particularly adept at this approach.


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    Maybe some of those Queenslanders should not have been so wasteful of our most precious resource?
     

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