[A prologue to this story is an important one: I have read an extensive, albeit heavily redacted, transcript of police interviews with Kathy. The police appear to have carried out their investigations in a professional and comprehensive manner. It is clear there was not much more they could have done. Kathy’s story is a sobering account of rape and she refused every opportunity I gave her to embellish occurrences that would have supported her case. Instances that might have hurt her case she insisted be included. What has happened to her had obviously been imprinted on her consciousness in incredible detail for 28 years and had altered her life in a terrible way. For those reasons, including her candid frankness, I believe Kathy’s story to be compelling and true. Bill Shorten said Kathy’s claim is not true and he wants to, ”draw a line” under the matter. If Kathy’s story is true then she has not only suffered intense pain for those 28 years before being told there was insufficient evidence without an eye-witness, to proceed with a prosecution, but Bill’s denial has invited the nation to believe she is also a liar. If Bill is found to be telling the truth then this story is so grossly unfair to him that I will apologise and close this blog because never again will I deserve the right to comment on anything. Kathy lives by herself and since 2008, when she saw Bill Shorten on TV for the first time in 22 years, she cannot watch TV for fear of his image appearing without notice. She needs the remote permanently in her hand. When she describes him she erupts in a violent rage, her pretty face contorts and turns red, her eyes water and turn wild, she bares her teeth, “I just want to stab him and stab him again and again and again in the throat”, she screams. Kathy clearly has lost everything. She cannot have a relationship, she has no interest in sex and she will never have the children she once looked forward to. She has been rendered a shell of a woman, broken and fighting bouts of depression and drug dependency, a lack of self esteem and pervasive self doubt. The good life of a good woman destroyed forever by one callous act. Along with Bob Kernohan and others, Kathy is just another broken rung on Bill Shorten’s relentless and selfish ladder to the top. He can never be charged with this offence unless others come forward. Rapists don’t rape only once, they have an ever-present character flaw that persists. Other stories swirling within the beltway might also be aired if only those who are right now suffering in silence would tell their story, but it’s never easy to do that. I told Kathy I could not pay for her story. I know of many media outlets chasing her but she told me it was never about the money it was about closure and her story being told honestly. I have promised her I will endeavour to do that in what must be the most confronting and difficult warts-and-all article I have ever tackled. Kathy does not trust the media to do that.] 

Kathy was Labor through and through, so was her mother, all in all a solid Labor family. She took a bit of tracking down and I doubted she would grant me an interview, I mean I am not exactly flavour of the month with the ALP right now. But it was worth a try as the most telling stories about Labor have always come from Labor while the Libs tend to keep their dirty linen off the line and under wraps. 

Anyway, I have always been more socially comfortable with Labor people. 

Kathy was 15 when she first met Bill. She had lied about her age so she could join Young Labor which required a minimum age of 16. “My sister, Kim also joined”, said Kathy, “and she is 13 months younger than me, so she had also lied about her age.” 

Kathy and her sister would take the long train trip down from Wodonga to meet Bill and others at Treasury Place in Melbourne before heading off to Young Labor functions… “I was passionately Labor and wanted to make a mark on the movement”, said Kathy.

She describes Bill at the time as a “nerdy type”, very unsexy and certainly not someone girls would find attractive. He was very much the leader of the fast-growing Young Labor “Vanguard” Group, which was of the Centre-Right faction and Bill was persistently and openly promoting himself as the next Bob Hawke.

Kathy lit a smoke, “It was a winter morning in 1986 and a group of around 25 of us were heading off in a car convoy to Portarlington for another Young Labor conference. Bill, who had just turned 20, was organising everything as usual including sleeping arrangements in cabins that adjoined a caravan park.

“The itinerary included our usual trivial pursuit session and we had stopped for grog at a bottle shop just out of town where I had bought a cask of red and two packets of smokes which was easily enough for the weekend”, Kathy explained.

“We had arrived late and I was given a bed in a cabin with two younger girls I didn’t know who they were and I asked Bill why I wasn’t put in a cabin with my sister and my friends as usual. Bill replied that the two girls were ‘a bit straight’ and I, as an outgoing type, should encourage them to join in the party scene.” 

The party scene included heaps of alcohol, marijuana joints and speed. Bill’s girlfriend at the time, Kaye, apparently had not arrived.

Kathy continued, “Anyway, the two girls had gone to bed and I went to the trivia night in another cabin where there were around 20 to 25 of us. We were all in a circle on the floor and Bill was sitting behind me in an armchair. 

“I had my cask of wine a small glass and an ashtray. Bill was whispering the answers to political questions in my ear. His legs were pressing into my sides and he was blowing on my neck. I kept moving to avoid him and after two or three hours of trivia I’d had enough. I started to get angry with him and went to get up when I realised I was terribly drunk. 

“I was loud, ‘How come I’ve got no wine left?’ I asked. ‘Bill’s been refilling your glass all night’, my sister said. Now I was really angry because that cask was meant to last me the whole weekend. 

“A girl called Helen suggested a few of us go to her cabin for a joint. We did and we left the lights off and were giggling and joking about how I had escaped from Bill. 

"We had smoked lots of joints and we were having a great time when Bill walked in. I saw him first and hid on the lower bunk but he saw me and flopped himself on the bed next to me while everyone continued talking.

“Bill began rubbing his hands up and down my legs and around my bottom.” 

Kathy’s voice was breaking, she began sobbing again, uncontrollably, her hands were shaking as she reached for the tissues. We talked about something else for a minute before she was okay to continue. 

“I was wearing a large woolly jumper with a coloured pattern on the front and leggings with pixie shoes. I was very warm but I thought it was very unsexy. 

“Bill was blowing marijuana smoke on the back of my neck and he started rubbing my lower back and pushing his fingers in between the cheeks of my bottom. I froze and pushed myself up against the wall so he was unable to get his hand behind me. The lights were still out and no-one could see what he was doing. 

“I could smell the beer and lime cordial he always drank. I stood up and signalled to Helen that I needed to get out of there. Helen suggested we both go for a drive to the beach and I agreed, so we walked to her Hillman which was some distance away and I got into the front seat. 

“‘Hang on I forgot my smokes’ I said. I went back to the cabin to get them. When I returned, my sister and two other people were in the back seat and Bill was in the passenger seat. He tapped his legs motioning me to sit on his lap. It seemed innocent enough because there were others there and I didn’t really want to damage a professional friendship with Bill in front of them.

“I was stoned and drunk and made the silly decision to sit on his knee but I leant forward holding on to the dash board, getting as far away from him as I could get.”

Kathy explained her position, emulating a kangaroo. 

“Bill immediately started to touch me everywhere, and I mean everywhere. I was trapped and it was horrible. Then he started to bounce me up and down with his knee in between my legs. I could hear by his breathing that he was getting excited and he was trying to get his hand inside my pants. I kept slapping his hand away, it was getting awful and I yelled for Helen to stop the car. 

“Helen stopped the car immediately. I was now distraught, ‘Please take me back’, I yelled. Helen turned the car around. We hadn’t gone very far and I was prepared to suffer Bill’s groping knowing we were only minutes away from the cabins. 

“When we arrived back I leapt from the car and headed straight for my cabin with my sister following me, calling out for me to wait. I rushed inside where the two girls were still asleep and I leaned against the wall in the hallway trying to gather my thoughts… ‘Why is Bill doing this to me, why is this happening?’

“Almost immediately there was a knock at the door I could still hear my sister’s voice and it sounded like her knock, quick little knocks. But when I opened the door it was Bill. He grabbed me by the shoulders and pushed me backwards, I had no time to react. I was drunk, stoned and scared. Suddenly he had me in the bathroom.

“My head was spinning as he grabbed at my pants I remember saying, ‘What, what, what, what, what?’ I don’t know why I was saying that, nothing was making sense.

“As soon as he started undoing his belt it gave me the chance to get my pants back up. But once his pants were down I had no chance. He had both hands free and was pressing me hard against the wall and I could feel the towel rail digging into my back. 

“Before I knew it he was inside me, I couldn’t really feel him and he was very quick, it seemed like only a few seconds before Bill’s grunting told me it was over.

“Bill withdrew and he pulled my pants up, all I could see of him was a large green jumper and his khaki trousers on the floor, I couldn’t look at his face. ‘Gee you’ve been around’, said Bill as he was doing up his belt. I spat at him, ‘I thought you would have been better than that’, I replied with venom, it was the only thing I could think of that might hurt him.

“He walked out while I stayed in the bathroom. I sat on the toilet sobbing for hours trying to wipe the smell of him away. I had broken up with my boyfriend a year before and we had experimented with sex but neither of us thought much of it, we didn’t have much success with it really. 

“I was shocked that my vagina had been lubricated, ‘Why was that’, I thought, ‘how could I have been wet when it was so awful? Had he worn a condom? No, there was no time!’

“I was all sticky so I showered and went back to the bedroom. The girls were still asleep and I fell on the bunk in a drunken haze trying to grasp what had just happened. ‘Why would Bill do that to me, we were Young Labor friends and I had never thought of him in that way, he was my senior and I had looked up to him. 

“And why was I wet? Did that mean I actually wanted him to rape me? Should I tell anyone? Would anyone believe me?’ Nothing made sense as I closed my eyes and tried to sleep.” …but it was far from over for Kathy. 

 

[Studies in America have shown that at least 25 per cent of women who have been raped have reported experiencing vaginal lubrication, some have even experienced orgasm. This has proved damaging to prosecution cases but research scientist, Kelly Suschinsky, explains that the arousal signal from the brain is similar to the fear signal and it’s a protection mechanism that will prevent damage or tearing to the rape victim. Rape victims in these cases have tended to express a degree of guilt and say that their bodies have somehow betrayed them, but that is certainly not the case. It was also noted that some men reported experiencing ejaculation during a fierce fight.]

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tiredandweary
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O/T The Gold Coast Council has rejected the mosque at Currumbin

M60
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Jim Jim: The only court jester around here is you. Lambie is a Senator, what the fuck are you? My guess is a nothing, but certainly not Australian. Now, that IS germane to the subject of what you are. To say Senators that hold the balance of power “don’t count for anything”, simply shows what an ill-informed spruiker you are and you’re a bit late to catch the ‘anti Lambie bandwagon’, that amazingly, seems to have diminished substantially in the past week or two. It gets down to this you big brave man: If you want sharia law in this… Read more »

icb5491
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icb5491

We didnt listen to Pauline and look what happened. Time for the Government to listen to the people and act. We have our own law.

tiredandweary
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tiredandweary

FYI Trumby According to a 1998 scientific study spearheaded by Dr. Sara Patterson-Brown and published in the British Medical Journal, 63% of women reportedly didn’t experience bleeding after their first sexual intercourse. Although this study has some gray areas, it revealed an important piece of information: Not all women bleed after their first sexual intercourse, because the structure of the hymen is not the same in all women. In some cases, early defloration or rupture of the hymen happens without sexual involvement. This is particularly true for women who are involved in strenuous exercises or physically demanding sports like horseback… Read more »

tiredandweary
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tiredandweary

What century are you living in Trumby? Haemorrhage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I suppose when you have nothing intelligent to add you just insult. Nothing wrong with my grey matter

Lauretta
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Lauretta

Hadenuff, yes it is encouraging that these articles are being published now. I also agree that it is not easy to understand for many people but, slowly the message is coming across to the majority. May I suggest that we keep pestering Morrison and the PM with our concerns. I’ve just sent Morrison a 3000 characters message begging him to stop Muslim immigration in any form. If he brings more refugees, let them be persecuted Christians that assimilate with us. Let them hear that we are worried for this Country and the future of our kids. I know it is… Read more »

liteline
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liteline

Bob noone here thinks you are whinging. It is good to express your thoughts, get it out of your system. I hope the lawyer you have chosen is successful, sure he will be and that it won’t be too expensive an exercise. It’s good to see you here making a comment. I live alone, do casual work, and love to come on here, even if I’ve got nothing to add, it’s good just to catch up on the comments. Take care.

ZER5
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ZER5

Bob . When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place

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GUESS WHO’S FAMOUS?
This Politician Just Sent An Epic Message To Supporters Of Sharia Law In Her Country
Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/australian-senator-issues-ultimatum-sharia-supporters-country/#aRtDxUtp0oxcoTTZ.99

M60
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M60

Now! An important issue. Regarding Senator Lambie’s comments on the Muslim goal of imposing sharia in Australia, my country. Senator Lambie, I have three words to say to you: “WELL DONE MADAM!” (And Rob, great work on your part too.)

M60
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M60

The 60s and 70s were as exciting as the young women who grew up in themand they were into sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll just as much as the young men. By the grace of God, there go I.

Daveinoz
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Daveinoz

The dipstick hasn’t appeared ?

Jagger65
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Jagger65

sorry reference site is No Pardon for Paedophiles on facebook….re allegations against Dr Antony Kidman deceased. re alleged child sex offences.

PietdeGroot
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PietdeGroot

We must all behave well. We should not vilify nor should we attack any person on this site. A discussion – both ways is good. We then make this site a good site to visit and to post. What do you all think?

Jagger65
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Jagger65

off topic……ROYAL COMMISSION into child sexual abuse ….on facebook site..Paedophiles to be ousted……an article alleging that Dr ANTONY KIDMAN WAS a child sex abuser involved allegedly in an elite paedophile ring ……..in Sydney which allegedly has connections to the VATICAN…..he died in Singapore the other day…take a look at the article it will turn your stomach…..talks of allegations of hunting and abusing children on bush properties near Kiama NSW.

maccamax
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maccamax

I believe that .. the labor Party have been doing that to the whole Country for generations , but we don’t get our knickers put back on for us so why is she whingeing

tiredandweary
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tiredandweary

You don’t know what you’re talking about Trumby you idiot

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Why is TA spending so much time in the donga? There is not a lot that can be done … so many aboriginals live on welfare, or “work” in the aboriginal industry, and they are looked after, have a constant supply of warriors (lawyers) at no cost to them to assist them in arguing amongst themselves, pursuing damages, land claims, defending criminal proceedings and other strategic stuff, and there are all sorts of other allowances that I would not know about. In the big picture, why would they change anything? Whinging pays, and their is no shortage of whites to… Read more »

RobertTG
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RobertTG

Yes, BUT, Abbott looked at his watch while a woman was speaking!

bobbyfoo
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bobbyfoo

Sales will never change. Being a bitch is embedded in her DNA. Dont watch the ABC. Simple.

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Frozen Crabs and the Blonde Flight Attendant A lawyer boarded an airplane in New Orleans with a box of frozen crabs and asked a blonde flight attendant to take care of them for him. She took the box and promised to put it in the crew’s refrigerator. He advised her that he was holding her personally responsible for them staying frozen, mentioning in a very haughty manner that he was a lawyer, and proceeded to rant at her about what would happen if she let them thaw out. Needless to say, she was annoyed by his behaviour. Shortly before landing… Read more »

Panda
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I see Andrew Bolt having a piece of Shorten, but of course missing the real story as usual. Poor old Bolt seems to have long lost his “fire”. That court case certainly de-knackered him for sure.

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Nigel Farage: An Emerging Leader Unafraid To Take His Country Back

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OT. COPPER COATED MICROCHIP IMPLANT ALLOWS TERRORISTS TO SPEAK TO GOD. The implant is specifically designed to be injected in the forehead. When properly installed, it will instantly allow the terrorist to speak to God. It comes in various sizes: Generally from .223 to .50 cal. The exact size of the implant will be selected by a well-trained and highly skilled technician, who will also make the injection. No Anesthetic is required. The implant is likely to be painless. Side effects, like headaches, nausea, aches or pains are extremely temporary. Some bleeding or swelling may occur at the injection site.… Read more »

liteline
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GeoffU, it is a terrible and sad thing the death of someone you obviously had great empathy with. I lost a mate, it wasn’t sudden, just before Christmas (god its nearly coming up that time again). We met in the park with our dogs when I first came up from Canberra. There was a small group of us and we used to go to the doggie park every day. Then we went out socially (just mates, he was an unmarried gentleman if you get my drift!). Then he got sick and he battled for a couple of years. Then the… Read more »

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Best wishes Bob.

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DID THEY KNOW ABOUT THE NEED TO DEFEND OURSELVES HERE IN AUSTRALIA AT SOME FUTURE DATE?
Port Arthur, a government sponsored attack on Australians
http://cairnsnews.org/2014/09/16/port-arthur-a-government-sponsored-attack-on-australians/

Jagger65
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Jagger65

off topic…Jacky Lambie….coming out and condemning SHARIA LAW…telling its supporters to get out of our country…at least she has GUTs more so than any of the rest of the politicians.

Panda
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Panda

From some of the comments, in particular the ones attacking Kathy’s credibility, I am guessing the Sussex Street Cretins are mounting a rear guard action to protect The Rapist Shortcock and any others, perhaps Sleazy included, against this whole thing becoming very public. Sadly with the low-lifes at the ABC,SBS, Fairfax and a host of others ignoring the story for years publication will be long and hard to get.

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he is only the puppet H02 the real COMMON grub is beatties cousin seeny what a fkn grub this oxygen thief has done to the cockies that voted for him as for newman he will be a 1 hit wonder , and newmans government has made bucketmouth beattie and the Goanna,s labor party look like innocent choit kids .

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The Wichita Massacre – A Shameless Media Coverup 10-19-2 In the cold, pre-dawn hours of December 15, 2000, police deputy Matthew Lynch looked down at the snow in a lonely soccer field in Wichita, Kansas. The snow was pink, and spotted with red. It was stained with blood: the blood of the white victims of one of the most vicious racial attacks in American history — the attack that has become known as the Wichita Massacre. The bodies of four dead White Americans lay in that soccer field, and there would have been five if not for a near-miracle that… Read more »

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Let’s hope that some of the crude comments on this site, do not deter other victims of Shorten from coming forward. I wonder, having seen the bully boy tactics being revealed at the Union enquiry, how many more women and girls in the Labor party and the unions who have come in contact with him, have been put in the same position as Kathy. Her story so far indicates to me, that she was set up, this was not a spontaneous action by Shorten.

terrestre
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terrestre

Frankly, I had never seen you look more strong and proud as when you were garden maintenance with Mr MPS.That is so good for you (inside) being productive.Don`t let the nasty politics `isolate `you socially.You are a very decent person Bob.

CarrieD
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What I have noticed so far about Kathy’s account, is the similarity in regard to the way that Rolf Harris attacked young girls. Harris did a lot of his attacking in front of others, depending on the shock of the victim to keep the victim quiet. He would pretend to hug the girl then reach around back to fondle her and digitally rape her, very quickly. Kathy’s account of Shorten molesting her in the car with others present, reminds me. Some of these molesters appear to get off on the danger to them of exposure and that is why they… Read more »

terrestre
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terrestre

It`s good to hear you are still principled and focused on what is right.. unselfishly, Mr BK.

terrestre
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terrestre

Hello there Mr Kernohan.. smile sent ~~ to you.I don`t think they `factored in the Ndis` consequences when they thought up their latest err..plan in regards to affordability and peoples real* well being.It would not ..be just you effected.Remember you are one of many that have been let down, that will help balance the brunt of all this favouring some .. damaging others.. type of unfairness.

WKG
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WKG

Hullo, Bob. Hope you are feeling better and I am so pleased to know that your case is in the hands of a good lawyer. You deserve all your entitlements and also to be recompensed by all of us for the great service you did to speak up at your own risk and well being for honesty in our society.

CarrieD
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CarrieD

Lately I have noticed that Shorten has got very strained looking and he certainly does not smile. I believe all the pressure of this and the Royal commission into unions may be getting through his thick skin. I wonder how he is behaving at home, maybe there is trouble brewing there also. Also there may be other women thinking of coming forward too. If that happens, he is a gonner.

ZER5
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ZER5

Larry should send his article to the Oz and ask them to print it

JimofSydney
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JimofSydney

Larry, even if you are shown to be wrong about Shorten please, PLEASE do not abandon your Pickering Post blog column. Yours is the only sensible honest news service available in Australia at the moment. The mainstream news is rubbish – horribly slanted towards the extreme left and they practice selective presentation of the facts. Please stay with it and continue to give us your well-researched articles and exposes of the wrongs of our current society. Some of us rely on it!

CarrieD
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CarrieD

Trumby your ignorance is astounding. Of female AND male genitalia, the variations in size and shape, and what happens to a person’s (male or female) who is suddenly assaulted and raped. The shock can render a person mute, the body numb, unable to scream or move or fightCarrieD. Maybe you should read a few books and talk to experts instead of the “others” you have got your info from.

JimofSydney
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JimofSydney

The frustrating thing about the Comments here is that you are limited to a word count and then cut off. I can see that you had more to say, Bob. Can you cut and paste the rest of it into a second post?

ZER5
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ZER5

When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about When he might have won had he stuck it out; Don’t give up though the pace seems slow– You may succeed with another blow, Success is… Read more »

barraabus
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barraabus

Just have a look at l the wankfest the world’s ” leaders ” are having to ” discuss ” what they are going to do about Isis. What a load of croc. Surely a few war smart generals sorting out tje problem would be far more effective than this lot of donkeys. Yep, the power of the politician. All show, buckets of crap, a

Masculumosor
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Masculumosor

Perhaps Bill Could Engage the Solicitor and Law Firm that Zuma of South Africa Engaged in His Rape Case.

ZER5
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ZER5

I agree patty . A wink is as good as a rape any day

ZER5
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ZER5

Good one Up

barraabus
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barraabus

The mere fact he abused a female fish and chip shop owner is enough to say this guy has problems. What is it with politicians and deviates? Power trippers ???????

Desperate
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Desperate

Now that Bill the Rapist is the leader of the Labor Party, does Kathy still vote for Labor?

Corporalselwyngeorge
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Corporalselwyngeorge

there is an ALLEDGED aussie jihardi in Syria who now wants to come home , how can we help ??on the ALPBC 24 , IMO fuck him leave the piece of shit where he IMMIGRATED to.