42 days to go Friday Night

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42 days to go until the election and I think week 2 was a clear winner for the ALP.

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Shorten clearly won the debate last Friday Night 

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And despite a few hiccups ( Feeny you idiot ) are clearly beating the libs on policy.

The polls though close are in labor’s favour

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The coalition train seems to have come of the tracks.

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They are running around putting out spot fires like changes to super,the medicare rebate freeze and Mr potato head Dutton. 

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So I an pretty optomistic and happy this Friday. I know there is still a long way to go but i,m going to enjoy it while I can. 

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Who wants to join me?

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882 thoughts on “42 days to go Friday Night

  1. I have no sympathy for Fairfax journalists. They colluded with the ruling class and now the ruling class have decided they are no longer of any use, so they are dumped like bald tyres. Why would they expect more?

  2. If Fairfax print edition is dying they had better make their online offering worth subscribing to

    What is the financial position of
    The Guardian
    The Saturday Paper

  3. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/27/revealed-the-report-on-the-great-barrier-reef-that-australia-didnt-want-the-world-to-see

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-27/seven-west-confirms-talks-to-acquire-sunday-times-perth-now/7451190

  4. Morrison just opened his mouth and gabbles, he had no idea what he is talking about. As evidence – talking up his government’s agreement with the Greens and then denigrating them in the same sentence. Shot himself in both feet with that one.

  5. Bowen was impressive. I take back every nasty thought I directed his way (over his collaboration with the ruddbot )….he ran rings around motormouth.

  6. Waffles is all upset because Bill said Trump was ‘barking mad’. At last! Someone with the guts to speak the truth. well, we can’t have that. Waffles had his little pout and sook session in which he repeated those words himself, in his criticism of Shorten.

    You can imagine how Australians would feel if an American President were to describe one of our prime ministerial aspirants as barking mad. You can imagine the ill-will and resentment that would create in Australia

    A more intelligent leader would not have repeated words he considered offensive.
    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/election-2016-bill-shortens-description-of-donald-trump-as-barking-mad-draws-ire-of-malcolm-turnbull-20160526-gp52u1.html

    It’s pretty rich for a man who once referred to Julie Bishop as a cockroach to get all uppity about the way leaders describe others.

    • Howard, February 2007 –

      If I was running Al Qaeda in Iraq, I would out a circle around March 2008 and pray, as many times as possible, for a victory not only for Obama, but also for the Democrats,” he added

      http://workbench.cadenhead.org/news/3121/barack-obama-1-john-howard-0

      Obama slapped him down with this –

      We have close to 140,000 troops on the ground now and my understanding is that Mr. Howard has deployed 1,400. So, if he’s ginned up to fight the good fight in Iraq, I would suggest he call up another 20,000 Australians and send them up to Iraq

    • Meanwhile, Coalition frontbencher Christopher Pyne labelled the rise of Republican hopeful Donald Trump “terrifying” earlier this year.

      The exchange, as published on Mr Pyne’s website, is as follows:

      Journalist: Can we move to the US, since we spoke last the Trump train is gathering speed.

      Pyne: Sure is.

      Journalist: Yeah what are we making of that?

      Pyne: Well it’s terrifying, and we’re seeing in America these terrible rallies occurring where people are becoming violent. Now democracy should be robust but it certainly shouldn’t be violent and I think the Donald Trump phenomenon is a real problem for the United States, it’s making their democracy look kind of weird and I think that to the Republican Party if they choose Donald Trump will find themselves in the wilderness for a very long time.

      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-27/election-2016-live-blog-may-27/7449652

  7. was looking for the Brisbane Demo Honk for Tax Havens- disappeared from ABC news/ABC Facebook, The Australian/ and Google search – my you have to be quick- glad you got it here

  8. Bowen was very good, and talked so that it was understandable. I muted Scumbag, then listened to a couple of his answers but found myself screaming at the lying, so muted him every time he spoke.

    Toolman sat looking adoringly at him the whole way through, could barely spare a glance at Bowen. Toolman also let Scumbag ramble on and on and even asked him extra points, but didn’t let Bowen respond for as long or as much.

  9. From Gareth Hutchens

    For the last three days, we’ve listened to senior members of the Coalition’s economics team rely on a flagrant logical fallacy to prosecute the argument that Labor has a $67bn spending “black hole”.

    The fallacy is called an argumentum ad ignorantiam, known as an appeal to ignorance.

    It works this way: assert that a proposition is true because it hasn’t been proven false yet.

    It’s easy and it’s a great way to shift the burden of proof from yourself to your opponent.

    For example, in polite circles, if you want to accuse someone of doing something, you would normally accept that it’s your responsibility to provide the evidence of their misdoing. But if you don’t have much evidence, and you’re impolite, you can employ this logical fallacy to “win” the argument by putting your opponent on the back foot: make the suggestion and let them try to prove that they are not guilty.

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2016/may/27/australian-election-2016-coalition-labor-turnbull-shorten-greens-politics-li

  10. Ducky,

    That photo you linked to: I was about to write a post about the press club, and that photo completely demonstrates a point I wanted to make.

    Which was, with respect to the optics of that debate, Bowen was the alpha male, Morrison the puppy dog.

    You can see it in the photo. Morrison bows towards Bowen, leaning forward, smiling nervously, his forehead creased with obsequious wrinkles. Bowen stands upright, calm, motionless, expressionless.

    The image is of two unequals posed in a circumstance where such an image matters immensely.

    Imagine such two contenders at a weigh-in before a contest for the heavyweight championship of the world. One is calm and inscrutable: he denotes confidence and power. The other leans forward, smiling nervously, his forehead creased with obsequious wrinkles.

    The phones of the Las Vegas bookies would be running hot with requests from punters wanting to bail out.

    But this was not Las Vegas on the eve of some sporting farce. This was an even more bullshit occasion, the weekly Canberra Press Gallery rubber chicken event. And what a difference a day made. From pipsqueak Fitz drowned out by a bad tomato impersonator, to a suave, suited, articulate, erudite, witty Bowen.

    And in the blue corner — weighing in at 240 words per minute .. motormouth Morrison.

    At the bell Morrison flew out and threw a wild haymaker, narrowly missing referee Uhlmann.

    Bowen tagged Morrison with a left hook.

    God. Jeez. Hallelulah!

    We will win this.

    • I find your assessment more realistic than Katharine’s “The first thing to say about the debate is it was thoroughly worth watching. It was tight and fiercely contested, yet civil.”

  11. This is the story of a very lucky kitten:

    A black kitten left for dead on the unluckiest day of the year has enjoyed a change of fortune after coming into the care of a kindly Dapto vet.

    It was Friday the 13th of May when a passer-by found a tiny ball of black fluff beside the Princes Highway.

    The kitten had a broken leg and serious internal injuries, probably from being run over.

    http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/3931935/the-lucky-tail-of-a-kitten-called-friday/?cs=298

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