288 thoughts on “Running Shockingly Late Friday Evening Post

  1. kaffeeklatscher,

    I don’t think the people smugglers have these

  2. I reckon its two things – 1 distraction from Joe Hockey and his house and good job claims and 2 for a Newspoll weekend _( if I am right).

  3. obi one..: ” Are Rupert and Gina friends?”

    C’mon!..when you look and behave like those two, you’d have to seek one anothers company for warmth!

  4. I don’t think you would get any warmth from Roop but Gina would make a decent doona.

  5. Not a lot of trans-Tasman in the netball grand final: Brisbane v Sydney.

  6. The people smuggler thing is not a distraction. It’s a disaster that could, if we are lucky, see the end of Dutton’s ministership and maybe his political career. This is no contrived unicorn to win a few Newspoll points. This came from Indonesia. Their thoroughly pissed-off government had already had more than enough of Abbott’s push-back policies, they didn’t hesitate to release this information and they made damn sure that the world knew all about it.

    Abbott might be trying to use it to his advantage but all that ‘by hook or by crook’ and we are keeping the boats stopped’ blather is making him look shifty.

    It has taken the heat off Hockey, for a time.

  7. “It has taken the heat off Hockey, for a time.”

    Until they try to bribe the Senate to get the so-called budget through. They have two weeks to get it through this sitting. Next sitting starts 10 August.

  8. Bribing the Senate will be fun. What are they going to do? Offer Ricky Muir a genuine 1968 Mustang GT Fastback?

    Or will they go for the usual threat, the one where Tony and Erica say the whole lot will be on detention over Christmas if they don’t pass the budget ASAP?

  9. Leone,

    Somehow I think Senator Muir is too fly now for that sort of gift (I do so like the fact that in German “Gift” means “poison”).

  10. ““Islam is not a religion””

    Get it right! It’s a Death Cult.

  11. Fiona
    You and I know that Ricky Muir, having been told porkies so he would pass Morrison’s nasty legislation, won’t be fooled again. But does this government know that? I don’t think so.

  12. Leone,

    I made a big mental apology to Ricky Muir some months ago. He is a decent person.

    abbott’s rabble haven’t realised that, however, and probably never will.

    On the subject of mattresses, probably a feather one where the feathers have coagulated.

  13. I’m remembering those old kapok mattresses..they get sort of lumpy after a while.

  14. jaycee
    That’s what I was thinking of. A very old, lumpy one, well past its prime.

  15. In the words of someone-or-other, Gina was “not unattractive”

    Too much feast and not enough famine since then.

  16. Is that 53-47 because we don’t like our hard-earned being lavished on Indonesian baddies?

  17. BK
    What a hoot! And Tony was so sure he was onto a winner with ‘by hook or by crook we will keep the boats stopped’.

  18. Yeah, it looks like Ipsos has just righted itself. I’m sure it’ll be reported as a massive surge to the ALP. Or, you know, not be reported at all.

    Polls really haven’t shifted from that 53-47 region, bar the odd individual poll here and there, for a long time now. I reckon it’s been that way since last year’s Budget. A spike around the time we thought we were getting rid of Abbott in January this year, but apart from that minds appear to be made up.

  19. I’ll bet that if Newspoll comes in at 51-49 then the MSM will just endlessly blabber on about that how it is irrefutable evidence that the LNP’s unstoppable rise into popularity under the shining statesman leadership of Abbott will mean that the next election will be won in a canter so why does Shorten even bother contesting? They think he’s a criminal anyway so that he should just resign now and leave the ALP leadership vacant until 2025 where Abbott would have been in longer than Howard.

    Ipsos? Pppt. Never happened.

    And yes I am still angry about how almost all the MSM were so excited and happy about last month’s Ipsos like it was the story of some hero returning from a won battle.

  20. Kirsdarke,

    The way the msm respond to polls – and other matters – is so darned predictable that I sometimes have to suppress an impulse to ruffle their curly little heads and tell them how cute (but wrong) they are.

    Then reality reasserts itself.

    They are not cute. They are perniciousness personified. And deliberately so.

    Have you finished your exams?

  21. @Fiona

    Almost. 2 more to go this week. But I still have more project work to do afterward so it’s not entirely over yet.

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