Friday, August 27, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Rudd avoids insulation victim's family
AAPAugust 21, 2010 - 2:46PM
Russell Blyth and Andrew and Cassandra Oliver lost their nephew Matthew Fuller, 24, when he was electrocuted while installing insulation on October 14, 2009.
His girlfriend Monique Pridmore, 20, also had her leg blasted in the accident.
The trio held giant posters with photos of Matthew saying "killed" and "lives lost" outside the Uniting Church polling booth in Norman Park on Saturday.
Mr Rudd had arranged to vote there at 1pm but instead voted at Norman Park State School to escape the protesters and the waiting media.
His spokesman, Patrick Gorman, said it was a case of logistics and denied that Mr Rudd had tried to avoid the family.
Earlier an Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) official asked the family to move six metres away from the entrance to the polling booth, but they stood their ground.
Mr Blyth told the media that they had a right to protest.
"Mr Rudd shouldn't be a frontbencher or a backbencher, he shouldn't be in charge of a grain of rice," he said.
Mr Blyth said he wanted an apology from Mr Rudd for not acting sooner to prevent more deaths.
The family told reporters they had been bullied and spat on by Labor volunteers at another polling booth in Mr Rudd's electorate at Bulimba and an AEC official approached the family there as well.
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Captain Brendan Malone:
If there is a job to be done, Tony is just as likely to be doing it, whether it is cleaning the toilets or anything else… I, personally, like him. He is just one of the boys, he just gets on and does it. He’s what I call a real person…Former captain Warren Cree:
There is that satisfaction of doing something that actually matters, contributing to the greater good. I know Tony draws a lot from that, too.
It’s a personal thing that he’s passionate about and hasn’t wanted to publicise. He’s actually in the service for all the right reasons. It’s not a political stunt. It’s not something he has put out for general knowledge. He values being just one of the blokes, like anyone else who walked in off the street…
[Abbott] only stood down as deputy at the annual general meeting in April and it was obvious that it was quite a sacrifice. That was understandable. He really likes it and the brigade does go out of its way to protect him…
Give me a crew of Tony Abbotts. He’s a damned hard worker.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
These young men didn’t die fighting terrorism in Afghanistan or during the devastating bushfires in Victoria; they tragically died fitting insulation in ceilings, a part of Labor’s home insulation scheme. What I cannot forgive, and will never forget is how this Rudd-Gillard Government attempted, and continues to attempt to evade all moral, political and legal blame for a poorly conceived program lacking ministerial supervision, a program Peter Garrett described as being “very successful” despite four untimely deaths and hundreds of house fires.
I have just one vote. This Saturday I will not be voting for a Labor government or any political party that passes on preferences to the Labor Party. This coming Saturday I will be remembering those four young workers and their families. When you place your vote, perhaps you might do the same.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
LABOR IS DEBT. No labor government has ever run a surplus, and they never will. Socialists love debt.
She is a complete fake in all respects.
Labor have created an unsustainable debt for this country to destroy our way of life, create a socialist have/have-not society, and prepare us for assimilation by illegal immigrant hordes.
LABOR MEANS DEBT
LABOR MEANS SLAVERY
LABOR MEANS DESTRUCTION.
That is all.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
even if it will be very difficult to succeed by advancing straight ahead,
it will not do to think about going at it in a long, round about way.
The Way of the Samurai is one of immediacy
and it is better to dash in headlong.
Existing where there is nothing
is the meaning of the phrase:
Form is emptiness.
That all things are provided for by nothingness
is the meaning of the phrase:
Emptiness is form
One should not think that these are two separate things.
Gillard really does seem sensitive about the Socialist Forum:
THE Labor Party has been caught posting an incomplete transcript of a recent Julia Gillard interview on her official website. It excised its references to her youthful involvement in the Socialist Forum.
The party also excluded from its official record criticism of the Prime Minister’s proposal for a citizens’ assembly to seek a consensus on climate change policy, along with questions over whether Labor had made deals with the Greens in return for electoral preferences.
The Australian has established that a transcript on Labor’s website purporting to reflect an interview the Prime Minister gave on Sydney’s 2GB on July 27 excludes several minutes of the interview, the equivalent of seven pages worth of transcript…
A Labor campaign spokesman said last night the omission—the exclusion of a single chunk of about a third of the interview—was the result of an oversight in the transcribing process.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
It was revealed on Channel 9 this morning (another leak?) that the Labor camp had set up the whole ‘debate’ question with Channel 7 well before the interview. The new “real” Julia was to be asked “out of the blue” if she would have another debate, and the new real Julia would “spontaneously” agree to the debate there and then. (By sheer chance, of course, the day she agreed to happened to be the day of the Liberals’ campaign launch.) So – surprise, surprise – the new real Julia is just as stage managed as the old one.