The 4 Corners drugs expose on seven-time winner of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong, was tantalisingly incomplete.
Bill Shorten decided, via legislation, to make it harder for union crooks to escape scot free with millions in members’ funds. The Opposition wanted penalties of hundreds of thousands of dollars imposed but ex-AWU National Secretary, Shorten, wanted a mere $6,600.
Gillard lurches daily between crises that would have seen off a male PM 18 months ago but Aussies are a sympathetic lot, particularly when it comes to women.
Peter Gordon (ex-partner of both Slater & Gordon and Julia Gillard) was frantically drafting a whitewash of Gillard’s conduct.
Gordon apparently forgot that Styant-Browne had contrary evidence in his file and he was prepared to swap Gordon’s friendship for principle. (read more)
While Roxon and Shorten desperately attempt to shove the toothpaste back in the tube, Caucus grapples with the prospect of Gillard dragging them to oblivion.
The Opposition is finally asking questions of Gillard in Parliament regarding Slater & Gordon and Wilson.
Gillard referred to married women as “prostitutes”. Just wondering what category that statement comes under.
Misandry, misogyny or misanthropy?
Members of Caucus want the Wilson/Gillard scandal enlivened in a clear attempt to undermine Gillard.
It’s a very odd development. The Age today had tucked away on Page one, a story on the Gillard/Wilson scandal. This is ominous in more ways than one.
The Press gallery again completely missed the main game. Slipper certainly did not do the right thing. He was forced into resigning via a deal with Windsor and Oakeshott.
Thought I’d snap a cold beer last night and listen to Chris Smith interview Jenna Price on 2GB. It was one of the strangest interviews I have ever heard.
Two companies, subsidiaries of the Reserve Bank of Australia, “Securency” and “Note Printing Australia”, have been paying millions in bribes to Vietnamese crook, Colonel Anh Ngoc Luong. The Colonel is a well known bagman for top Vietnamese Government officials.
Former Federal President of the ALP, Michael Williamson, will no doubt become a guest of her majesty in due course. The trouble is that “due course” will take years and buckets more full of stolen HSU members’ funds. Union members’ $20 million in hard sweat is lost forever with the assistance of Craig Thomson.
Tomasso had picked his two older girls up from the airport and all was well. They were tired but settled and appeared to be looking forward to getting home from the long flight and reuniting with their two younger sisters.
It’s hard to blame McTernan when he has an open record of sexually defaming innocent politicians. His MO holds no secrets as to what he does and to whom he does it. The ALP knew very well what his disgusting methods are. And Gillard co-opted him for one reason only: To falsely defame a formidable opponent, Abbott.
Channel Nine News should be ashamed of itself, hanging around the villa of the four Italian girls like a pack of vultures, inciting high drama and hysterical performances. By the reporter's own admission, the girls reacted to the cameras. Channel Nine, please leave them alone. It's time to give the girls and the family some space.
The stupid orchestrated ALP claim that Abbott has a problem with women is emblematic of a desperate attempt to soil a cleanskin.
Section 574 of the Italian Criminal Code “Illegal Retention of Children” was flagrantly abused by Australian Embassy Officials in Italy.
Workplace relations frontbencher Bill Shorten continues to exercise a roaming appendage. This time it’s his finger and it involves the Australian Education Union.
Obama failed on one major issue Americans will not ignore. He failed to sustain eye contact with Romney. Whenever he was confronted he looked down and did not hold his gaze.
Tragic plane crashes because of cloud (which apparently this one was) can be avoided in non-IFR aircraft. When unexpectedly engulfed in cloud: First do not descend. Do a 180 degree turn. If the cloud has closed in behind you climb to 10,000ft. You cannot hit anything there and you can still breathe. Then ask Brisbane approach for a vector into Maroochydore or Brisbane airport. It seems operations were normal at the time the aircraft encountered cloud so fuel endurance should have been enough for even an alternate. We will never know but a crash is nearly always due to pilot error. Strange for a pilot of his experience.
The stood aside Health Services Union boss, Michael Williamson has been arrested. He allegedly attempted to hinder police in their investigations into fraud within the HSU.
The girls’ mother stood by and watched her children be dragged, crying, to a waiting plane. She had told her children she would not be going back with them so the children would tell the court they wanted to stay. The trauma for girls was a small matter for the mother in her final attempt to muster media support. When the girls were on the plane she told a reporter that she would return “tomorrow”. She was always going to return. She has custody awarded to her by an Italian court. There seems there is no depth of indecency this woman will not stoop to.
AN Australian filmmaker has refused to sell footage of a firestorm to former US vice-president Al Gore - to use in Mr Gore's climate presentations - because the event was unrelated to climate change.
A simple question to a child that simple magistrates have never grasped. Invariably, the child’s answer to this question without hesitation will be, “BOTH”... and that should be the basis of all judgment.
Not sure what radio station it was now but I did say about four months back that there was only one way this disaster could end: “These poor girls must return to Italy.”
Alan Jones is sitting at home organising another program on 2GB with a grin from ear to ear.
The ALP is still in a muck lather, excited at the prospect that it could castrate its most strident critic.
Alan Jones was wrong and the ALP is hypocritical
BY: GREG HUNT From: The Australian October 02, 2012 12:00AM
THIS is a dangerous piece to write. But here we go. It concerns the search for both a higher discourse in public life and the use of selective outrage for advancing particular political causes.
It wasn’t Alan Jones because he was addressing a private function. It wasn’t any member of the Young Libs. It certainly wasn’t Abbott. So who confronted Julia with this offensive remark? Who was it that brought the comment to national notice. If Julia was genuinely hurt by the remark, there is only one person responsible for hurting her: It was a certain ALP sympathiser, Jonathan Marshall. He was there to surreptitiously assist the ALP. Only the person who taped the address can be responsible because Julia would have no knowledge of the remark, even now, without his revelation.Has this person been asked to apologise? Hardly, when it was an ALP sanctioned act of political sabotage, at Julia’s expense, committed by Marshall, whose only aim was to embarrass Jones and provide manure to the ALP manure spreaders. Apparently Marshall and the ALP thought it was worth hurting Julia simply to achieve a gotcha on Jones. No wonder Left wing journalism is on a reputational footing with used car salesmen.
Alan Jones has had better days.
Jones’ comments in 2005 about Lebanese Muslims, just days before the Cronulla riots, were found to have incited racial hatred. The finding has been the subject of appeal.
Justice Steven Rares of the Federal Court lambasted Peter Slipper for a “no show” today.
Slipper is being sued for sexual harassment by his staffer James Ashby. The first respondent, the Commonwealth, settled with Mr Ashby for $50,000 late last week.
Woolworths’ false indignation does not extend beyond its cash registers. If it did, then the retailer might consider its vile determination to send Australian farmers to the wall in the pursuit of an extra margin. If Woolworths is genuine in its concern for propriety it would pull the plug on its thousands of poker machines that destroy the very same families it asks to buy its produce.
Alan Jones, who follows a conservative line on most issues, remains an unrelenting target for Labor in its attempt to regain lost electoral ground.
A close friend of mine once encountered a man of Bayley’s ilk.
This man broke into my friend's home in Sydney and raped his mother in front of his 10 year old sister and 4 year old brother. My friend was not home at the time.
This man then brutally murdered the two children in front of their bound mother, then murdered the mother. This man, too, was on parole. After his incarceration for this offence he escaped and promptly raped two 17 year old girls. He was imprisoned again. He was then allowed to send the two distraught girls a Xmas card each.There is no relief for my friend because this man continuously applies for further parole requiring submissions from the family and reopening fresh wounds that can’t ever heal. There is a sick delight for these type of people in antagonising their victims while enjoyably re-living the details of their crimes. Requests for legal/political correctness fall on deaf earsIf the ridiculous notion that the Bayleys of this world could ever be set free to murder again, it would be me who would be promptly charged with murder, and with no regrets, because this man’s face is tattooed on my brain.
His name is Cribb. My Friend’s name is Garry.
Woolworths and others need to decide who they are responsible to: Shareholders or politically correct bleeding hearts. Because they will be scurrying back to the Alan Jones’ program accepting a worse deal than before.
Facebook has refused to delete social networking sites expressing anger at the accused killer of Jill Meagher. Attorneys General are meeting to formulate plans to control what is considered a threat to the judicial process.
He hasn’t sat in the Speakers Chair for almost 200 days but has managed to bill taxpayers for $173k in overseas trips and entertaining expenses.
That’s not what you’ll need boys, it’s what you’ll get if you can turn on the lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong Businessman.
Now I wonder why that would be. Perhaps the competing nations for a UN seat have taken an interest?
Minister for Finance under Rudd, Lindsay Tanner, was once a mini moral compass for Labor along with A.G. Rob McClelland. Both have gone now. Tanner in disgust at what he knew and Mclelland sacked for daring to oppose the heroine of a Machiavellian plot the true believers will never forgive.
Tim Mathieson has taken to disappearing stage left when accompanying the PM.
The ALP has brought the filthy side of UK politics to Australia, and it has a stench of desperation. Scot, John McTernan, has made an art form of manufacturing dirt on opponents of Labour in the UK and now Labor in Australia. It is indeed ludicrous that Abbott’s uni days could in any way be compared to Gillard’s criminal background. But the Press will run with anything anti-Abbott. He has always desisted from personal attacks on Gillard, although it must be tempting to do so. He has consistently attacked policies only... and it will pay off for him. All opponents of Gillard should look out for the professional muckraking of McTernan. He is very, very good at it. Trouble is it has invariably blown up in the socialists’ faces. It is an indictment on Gillard that she would stoop to employ renowned UK grubs of McTernan’s calibre to counter her own background in communism and union fraud.
Restive Nauruan Members of Parliament have secretly been given all expenses paid Australian holidays in order to allay their stated fears of coping with thousands of asylum seekers.
The Gillard Government’s preoccupation with a two-year stint on the UN Security Council has cost Australia a great deal already.
A common explanation is that a bloke over 30 and still single is either a serial mummy’s boy, he is gay or a social misfit... all ‘no-go’ areas for the nubile, hot-blooded woman. But surely there must be more to it than that!
Ms Gillard’s head is not in the same ballpark as the Islamic game. She should have rented out the Blue Room and summoned all of Australia’s Islamic leaders to attend.
Israeli Defence Force reservists were this week drafted without notice.