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Abbott’s excuses

In response to Nicky Savva’s tell-all book, Tony Abbott issued a press release in which he, unsurprisingly, sang his own praises.

I stopped the boats.

I repealed the carbon and mining taxes.

I signed three free trade agreements.

I approved the Western Sydney airport.

I kept the country safe.

I made a “strong start” on budget repair.

My focus is on getting a Turnbull government re-elected.

Labor has five new taxes.

It is hard to know where to begin but, if I was Abbott, I would have started with an apology to my wife. That aside, let’s examine Tony’s self-proclaimed achievements.

The boats did not stop, we just stopped them from landing here. We closed off one avenue of escape for traumatised asylum seekers. We made noise about taking people from refugee camps but it was just talk.

The repeal of the carbon tax was unbelievably irresponsible and headed us in the opposite direction to the rest of the world. Our emissions have gone up, as has our deficit.

The repeal of the mining tax was inexplicable. If they felt it was too lenient, with which I would agree, then why not fix it rather than can it?

It is obvious that Andrew Robb was willing to sacrifice anything just so he could get signatures on the dotted line for free trade agreements. He refused to make the details public, refused to have a cost/benefit analysis done, and happily signed away our sovereign right to make laws making us vulnerable to legal action from multinational corporations.

Saying yes to the second airport for Sydney with no planning in place was also a grandstanding gesture made without sufficient consultation.

As far as keeping us safe is concerned, I have never felt more at risk with Tony “shirt-fronting” people all over the place. His demonisation of the Muslim community for his personal political gain was reprehensible.

His claim to have started on budget repair is laughable. What he tried to do was make the poor subsidise the rich even more.

And as for his “five new taxes”, which appears to be the new slogan we must endure, could someone please remind him of his increase in the fuel excise and his 2% “temporary” levy on high income earners and John Howard’s GST. Could they also point out that reining in tax concessions for the wealthy does not amount to a new tax. His new slogan is effectively neutering the Turnbull government from undertaking any form of tax reform.

For a man who “doesn’t want to rake over old coals”, he spent an inordinate amount of his time in office doing just that.

As for focusing on getting Turnbull elected … with friends like that, who needs enemies?


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  1. Peter Ball

    Abbott – Australia’s best Prime Minister , Australia’s best Husband , Australia’s best Father

  2. Kaye Lee

    TONY ABBOTT: If we’re honest, most of us would accept that a bad boss is a little bit like a bad father or a bad husband. Not withstanding all his or her faults, you find that he tends to do more good than harm. He might be a bad boss but at least he’s employing someone while he is in fact a boss.

    Peta thanks you Tony.

  3. babyjewels10

    Insanity rules.

  4. mars08

    And the best friend Australian workers ever had….

  5. Kaye Lee

    Not to mention being the “best friend of medicare”

  6. paul walter

    He has only ever been a destructive force. There is not a word out of place in Kaye Lee’s comment.

  7. keerti

    abutt: the man who wasn’t a prime minister’s a—hole!
    peta credlin: the woman who wanted to be prime minister,couldn’t go the proper route and so became a prime minister’s a————.

  8. richard grant

    His statements just leave me breathless.

  9. jim

    Surely Abbotts not forgetting the 70 extra F 35 jets he has made the tax payer pay for, the jets most experts are calling for us to (drop the deal immediately). the nearly $100 million search, still looking for missing plane. and the $70+million union/labor bashing witch hunt. and the way he saved our car manufacturing industry.or the thousands of top scientists he sacked,who are most likely now working over seas. and the PS he sacked and made it compulsary to dob in anyone talking bad about his government.

  10. flohri1754

    The passage of time will only diminish the Abbott/Credlin/Turnbull period in the history of Australia. Whereas I believe Julia Gillard’s three years as Prime Minister (and what she tried to do in that period) will continue to be enhanced the more it is examined.

  11. Backyard Bob

    This is Abbott’s real moral and intellectual failing – that he believes he achieved anything of value. But then, it’s to be expected that persons of such monumental ego would seek to produce a phantasmagorical account of their contribution. Mind you, I am curious as to why we’re talking about Abbott so much. I wonder if we’re not playing into his hands by doing so. Seems he’s not yesterday’s man quite yet.

  12. Peter F

    @keerti – she just tried a different route.

  13. Anomander

    History will record Abbott as the worst Prime Minister of the worst government ever. The benchmark of incompetence by which all other governments will be judged.

  14. Bronte ALLAN

    And EVERY thing I “promised” was a lie, & everything I did was almost useless! Well done Tony Abscess, you have sure set the “standard” for all future Liberal leaders, NOT!! Stop the boats, no, STOP THE ABBOTT!!

  15. Jessie Auer

    Who will get rid of this idiot once and for all?

  16. The AIM Network

    Jessie, hopefully the voters in his electorate will end his political career this year. Though mind you, if Turnbull wins the election I’m sure he’ll ‘reward’ Abbott with a diplomatic posting somewhere.

  17. Graeme Henchel

    In Abbott’s world it’s quite routine
    To say black is white and brown is green
    In this world of deceit and distortion
    Words get twisted in all contortion

    The climate’s not changing
    The earth is flat
    Bronwyn’s not biased
    Joe is not fat

    Cuts are increases
    Co-payments aren’t tax
    Promises aren’t broken
    Who cares about facts

    Concoct a crisis where none exists
    Standard fare for lying sophists
    With polls all showing a deep malaise
    Give your ministers a bunch of A’s

    When the lying impact starts getting weaker
    Go and bash an asylum seeker
    If that doesn’t work pull out the flags
    Call in a favour from Murdoch’s rags

    Sink deeper into self delusion
    Tell more lies amongst the confusion
    Have a soft session with Jones or Bolt
    If all else fails, it’s Labor’s fault.

    When you finally get the arse
    Simply deny there was ever a farce
    No wrecking, no undermining, no sniping
    Just deluded attempts at historical re-writing

  18. terry

    abbott the movie, still making turnbull look good

  19. Terry2

    The only coalition person to come forward and support Credlin, on the ABC today, was Natasha Griggs . Never heard of her, neither had I, turns out she is a CLP back bencher from the Northern Territory.

  20. Salstarat

    Love your work, Graeme Henchel!

    Reason WHY Abbott can see no fault in himself, is an incessant pathological liar, cheat and thief, has a staggering delusional sense of grandeur? Answer: Because Abbott ticks EVERY box as a self-obsessed, megalomaniacal, narcissistic psychopath.

  21. Neil Hogan

    I was looking forward to watching “Abbott the Movie” but it’s only available in Betamax.

  22. Michael Taylor

    Pity you missed it, Neil. It’s full of action and super heroes: Howard, Minchin, Downer et al. An absolute blockbuster.

  23. Paul Murchie

    nothing is inexplicable. two consecutive “administrations” of the same dominant party following unelected, interested, foreign DICTATES to the detriment of the People and the Country – http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2013/04/11/is-tony-abbott-the-new-gough-whitlam/ … there is an explanation :

    Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act
    44. Disqualification
    Any person who:
    (i) is under any acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a
    citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or a citizen of a foreign power; or
    (ii) is attainted of treason, or has been convicted and is under sentence, or subject to be sentenced, for any offence
    punishable under the law of the Commonwealth or of a State by imprisonment for one year or longer; or
    (iii) is an undischarged bankrupt or insolvent; or
    (iv) holds any office of profit under the Crown, or any pension payable during the pleasure of the Crown out of
    any of the revenues of the Commonwealth: or
    (v) has any direct or indirect pecuniary interest in any agreement with the Public Service of the Commonwealth
    otherwise than as a member and in common with the other members of an incorporated company consisting
    of more than twenty-five persons;
    shall be incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of Representatives.
    But subsection (iv) does not apply to the office of any of the Queen’s Ministers of State for the Commonwealth, or of any of the Queen’s Ministers for a State, or to the receipt of pay, half pay, or a pension, by any person as an officer or member of the Queen’s navy or army, or to the receipt of pay as an officer or member of the naval or
    (v) has any direct or indirect pecuniary interest in any agreement with the Public Service of the Commonwealth
    otherwise than as a member and in common with the other members of an incorporated company consisting of more than twenty-five persons;

    shall be incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of Representatives.

  24. mars08

    Oh… So this is what it looks like with the adults in charge? How glorious!

  25. Kaye Lee


    Natasha Griggs sits directly behind the despatch box in question time, next to another of Tony’s blondes, Karen McNamara. Their job is to sneer, point, and say “shame” or “hear hear”. She was also very prominent in the walks in and out of challenges, stuck to Tony’s side the whole time. That alone makes her judgement very questionable.

  26. Backyard Bob

    […]hopefully the voters in his electorate will end his political career this year.

    He probably won’t mind as he has an assured new career in real estate photography.

  27. Steve Williams

    They reckon Tony wasn’t a Prime Minister’s arsehole….but I reckon he was….

  28. John Kelly

    The man is suffering deeply. He actually believes in his own greatness. He cannot understand how others do not. I would pity him if I had a ounce of empathy for him.

  29. Wally

    Missed Tony’s main achievement in the article and comments.

    Abbott bent us all over and drove it home.

    I am still hurting and I expect the pain to linger for some time, exactly how long is yet to be determined.

  30. John Fraser


    The repeal of the mining tax has worked a real treat with 2,000 unemployed this year alone.

    The Aim Network …. "I’m sure he’ll ‘reward’ Abbott with a diplomatic posting somewhere."

    Ye olde country is the only posting Tones would accept ….. with $10 thrown in.

  31. Michael

    Now all we have to do is to convince 61% of Warringah’s first preference voters

  32. Steve Laing

    Deluded cockwomble. But I hope he keeps up his sniping. I might have to become his Facebook friend just to encourage him to keep at it!

  33. paul walter

    This a red-letter day. Not only has someone observed the ridiculous seating stunts in parliament that rend yet more of a Burlesque nature to it but a credible commentator.

    Kaye Lee, do find their habit of having two or three dorks standing behind a minister like black nuns or monks when (s) he gives a presser tiresome also?

  34. gangey1959

    Jeez. He missed a few.
    F*cked up ou car industry.
    Buggered up the NBN.
    Scrapped our Renewable Energy Industry, and the world leading research that went along with it.
    Knighted “prince queen’s consort sir phil the greek”
    Sacked the ATO frontline workers and hired a foreign service company to replace them. (The last time I looked, the ATO was not for profit but running very efficiently. Now it’s highly profitable for serco by paying its new workers a pittance, but highly inefficient cos no-one has a clue what they are doing)
    Played havoc with Centerlink.
    Is still waiting for “Budget 2014” to be passed bu Parliament. Will someone please explain to scotty moronson that the little squiggles that are shaped like 1, 2, 3 etc are called numbers, and if they are preceded by a $ they are called “money.(pronounced munny) The same advice should be passed on to uncle mathias as well, but he can’t read or speak Australian so it’s a pointless exercise.
    Further destabilised his own party by “shitfronting malcolm. (Sucks to be turdbullshitartist in my book)

    I’m sure there is more. I’ll wait for the sequel.

  35. Kaye Lee


    Yes, this habit of having a backdrop of head nodders drives me crazy.

  36. Felicitas

    My partner takes great delight in counting the ‘noddy heads’ behind politicians of all persuasions. He keeps a running tally of how many times they nod, what gender they portray, whether or not they smile whilst nodding (hardly ever as it takes too much neuro-muscular co-ordination and energy to do that) and so on. One day, when I have nothing better to do I might just write a paper on it …

  37. Neil of Sydney

    F*cked up ou car industry.

    How so? Funding was there until 2020 so what did Abbott do to stuff our auto industry?


    [i]The Automotive Transformation Scheme (ATS) commenced on 1 January 2011 and will run until 31 December 2020.

    The ATS will provide $2.5 billion in capped assistance and approximately $337 million in uncapped assistance.[/i]

  38. Wayne Turner

    Abbott is just a lying delusional moron. Created by this Liberal party.

    A clear example our democracy is broken,when it produced a person like this.

  39. Kaye Lee

    Sarah Henderson is another one placed behind the despatch box presumably because of her particular talent at sneering and interjecting. I find their demeanor most unbecoming. That behaviour would not be tolerated in any business setting or classroom. Respect is a word that gets bandied about a lot but I see no evidence of it from our politicians. How do we address bullying when that is the example we are set by our elected representatives from both sides?

  40. Michael

    Plato reminded me he is still alive today –

    “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

    Our system of democracy, at its current place in its evolutionary process, appears to be sadly lacking – there is no need for us to “refuse” – there is no effective process to participate – this present state is not by co-incidence or chance but more like design (democracy as a tool of personal power and influence, iow professional “leaner”).

    What and how needs to happen to fertilise and help democracy grow?

  41. gangey1959

    When Holden asked for $500 million assistance to help them set up for global production of the Volt, abbot said NO. Personally.
    Their response was to pull out, which meant that Toyota made the same decision because they alone could not get enough of the Australian made parts built to keep the costs competitive. Therefore, I stand by my original statement. (Minus the poor spelling.) Bite me

  42. Geoff Andrews

    “What and how needs to happen to fertilise and help democracy grow?”

    1. Question time restricted to questions from non-government members. Rules on relevance to be enforced.
    2. Pairs of neighbouring electorates combined into one electorate; each new electorate elects a male and a female, males electioneer against males, females against female; result? 50-50 male/female representation.
    3. Politicians to resign after 3 terms, have to wait 3 subsequent terms before re-election.
    4. Fixed three year terms.
    5. Ban noddies.
    6. Lying on public media to be treated as seriously as lying to parliament.
    7 …. amongst others.

  43. Tettoe Aung

    Yes Tony was right. He stopped the boats but he couldn’t stop ‘the semen’ from spilling over.

  44. Terry2


    Re Question Time : my suggestion is that government and opposition ask their questions on alternate days when parliament is sitting.

    The days that the government indulges itself in its Dorothy Dixers we can all get on with something else.

  45. Kaye Lee

    Question time serves no constructive purpose whatsoever.

    As Liberal Sharman Stone said….

    “At least four hours a day are spent on rubbish, just screaming matches between the boys. Do away with all of that. We need women in the place who will say: ‘Enough of time-wasting’. The public is over it. They look at Parliament, they see it as time-wasting, totally confrontational, men versus men screaming at each other to see who can get thrown out the quickest.”

  46. Michael

    Geoff Andrews – thank you for your contribution

    What do you think of this idea?

    How about prefixing each of the “WHAT’s happening” with a “W”, W1, W2, W3, W3a, etc and suffix “HOW to fix” with an “H”, such that W1H1 etc

  47. Neil of Sydney

    When Holden asked for $500 million assistance to help them set up for global production of the Volt, abbot said NO. Personally.

    I did a google search and could not find anything about what you stated. Telling falsehoods helps nobody especially the people who are about to lose their jobs. In all the things i have said many times the thing i will repeat is this.

    In the late 1970’s early 1980’s we used to manufacture everything in Australia and now it is mostly gone. If we want to save the few manufacturing jobs we have left we need to face reality.

    I remember in high school economic class a third world country exported raw materials to a first world country who then turned the raw materials into manufactured goods. We are on that basis a third world country.

  48. Möbius Ecko

    But what Sharman Stone doesn’t say is that the women sit behind the screaming boys nodding their heads in agreement, notwithstanding that a couple of the women engage in screaming matches as good as the boys.

    By passively sitting there nodding their heads in agreement and patting the boys on the back when they get back to their seats they are as complicit in the rubbish Stone is railing against.

    On top of that the women are deliberately placed in direct camera shot behind the member talking so are also complicit in allowing themselves to be reduced to ornaments.

  49. gangey1959

    Mr Shorten said that the Coalition had committed to rip more money off the sector than they were putting in.
    “The Abbott government is ripping $500 million out of auto-assistance but returning just $60 million – only 12 per cent – in assistance for thousands of workers who will lose their jobs.
    “This is in addition to Treasurer Joe Hockey saving $215 million in assistance Labor pledged Holden in March this year.
    “Before the election, Tony Abbott promised to keep Australia’s car industry strong. His failure to do so will be a damning legacy for his government.”


  50. Neil of Sydney


    Your comment just proves to me that Labor supporters do not care about people, I asked you for a post about Volt and you diverted to something else.

    What can i say? Repeat my comments one million times?

    Here we go again. Since the 1970’s we have lost our manufacturing industry. Do you Labor supporters care about people?

  51. Michael Taylor

    Of course we care about people. That’s why most people here vote Labor or The Greens.

    You Liberals only care about two things: money or excuses.

  52. Kaye Lee

    NoS saying “I asked you for a post about Volt and you diverted to something else” leaves me speechless.

  53. Neil of Sydney

    Of course we care about people. That’s why most people here vote Labor or The Greens.

    Don’t agree. All you care about is stuffing your fundamentalist beliefs down everybodies throats.

    This is the first thing the Rudd govt did


    An Australian company developing a hybrid-drive system for trucks should be given a $5 million grant it was expecting from the federal government, the opposition says.

    Permo-Drive, based in Ballina on NSW’s far north coast, was expecting the grant from the Commercial Ready scheme, axed in the Rudd government’s first budget last month, it was reported.

    Labor does not support Australian industry. Labor supporters are internationalists who believe in open borders. Labor wants world govt.

  54. Kaye Lee

    That comment was the most irrational yet Neil. This thread is about Abbott’s excuses, not your hysteria.

  55. Wally

    Neil of Sydney

    “If we want to save the few manufacturing jobs we have left we need to face reality”

    Would be a bloody good start if the Liberals stopped eroding peoples wages and conditions so the average worker could afford to buy Australian products. When was the last time the LNP agreed with the recommended increase to the minimum wage? Never.

    People can no longer afford to buy the products they produce because we have too many executives and non productive workers on huge salaries. John Howard provided company executive a license to steal and where is equality in the law? Indigenous kids end up in jail for stealing food, Mayor of Melbourne (Doyle ex Liberal state leader) puts $28,000 of personal expenses on the councils credit card, he repays the money spins some bullshits and no charges laid????

    If a union official spent $28k of union funds on themselves they would hold another Royal Commission.

    If repaying the money ($28,000) warrants no charges be laid can we start a fund to pay for anything any indigenous kid steals so they can avoid going to jail? Would be fair in my eyes and I nominate Neil of Sydney to manage the fund given that he is so concerned about people.

  56. Rossleigh

    Yes, Neil, the TPP is all Labor’s doing…

  57. Neil of Sydney

    That comment was the most irrational yet Neil

    It was a beauty wasn’t it? A little off topic but i was responding to gangey1959 whose comment drove me nuts.

    Would be a bloody good start if the Liberals stopped eroding peoples wages and conditions so the average worker could afford to buy Australian products

    What Universe do you live in? Labor has been in power both State and Federal since the 1980’s for a long time. Liberals much less. You raved on for a while and i am not sure what you were trying to say.

    One of the things Keating did was force everybody to put 9% of their wages into Superannuation which the next socialist govt will use to pay off the enormous debt all socialist govts create.

    I think wages growth was slow under Hawke/Keating but picked up under Howard/Costello

  58. Michael Taylor

    Sorry, Neil, but you’re wrong.

    Wages growth is now at its lowest in 50 years. Now this may come as a surprise to you but the Liberal’s are in power. Yep, the Liberals have overseen the lowest in 50 years. I repeat: they are currently in power. Not Keating, not Rudd, not Gillard, not Hawke.

    And speaking of Keating, he did not force everybody to put in 9% of their wages into super. It was paid by the employer, and I think at the time that it was only 3%. I could be wrong, but I’m fairly sure it was 3%.

    Do some googling too: compulsory super has put a trillion dollars into our economy. I can’t see anything wrong with that.

    Anyway, this post is about Abbott’s press release. It has nothing to do with the issues you’ve raised. Come to think of it, none of the articles ever published on The AIMN have anything to do with what you want to talk about.

    Here’s my offer: send an email to The AIMN with a guest post by you. Please keep it to around 750 words. I promise that it will be published. It’s your chance to have a say and when you yourself comment on it . . . at least you’ll stay on topic!

  59. Wally

    Michael unions agreed to forgo a 3% wage rise and the increases were agreed at that time to be paid by employers of which the LNP have reneged on more than once I think.

    As of 30 June 2015, Australians have over AUD$2.02 trillion in superannuation assets.


    I would love to read an article written by Nos.

  60. paul walter

    Please don’t ever ban Neil of Sydney..his postings are marvellous for entertainment as well as evidence of how preposterous it must be to be a Tory.

  61. cuppa

    Abbott has no excuse. To paraphrase the Sava book, he knew he wasn’t up to the job, Credlin knew he wasn’t up to it, so together they hunkered down.

  62. cuppa

    Would be a bloody good start if the Liberals stopped eroding peoples wages and conditions

    Won’t happen. That’s one of the reasons the so-called Liberal party exists – to be an ANTI-labour (anti-working class) party.

  63. gangey1959

    Bloody hell. A bloke make one comment about his HotWheels collection to the class idiot, and everyone else wants to jump on the poor bastard too. Jus cos NoS was only qualified with a pull-along wooden toy licence, and still only writes in crayon.
    My bad, Neil I spelt it wrong. It was called the Bolt. Either way, its NOT going to be made here, with the resultant domino effect on jobs, technology and innovation in Australia of which we are already feeling the effects. I know. Holden Melbourne built the prototype in 2015, after the production had been canned, but that’s their job. We could be building the cars.
    “Would be a bloody good start if the Liberals stopped eroding peoples wages and conditions so the average worker could afford to buy Australian products” I didn’t say that, that was Wally. (Sounds like kindergarten again)
    As I said yesterday. Bite me.
    Or better still, give us all one thing that abbott achieved that was positive while he was pm.
    I agree with MT. Write us an article. I’ll read it. Promise. And critique it too.

  64. Kaye Lee

    I could write Neil’s article for him. I know his script, as do all of you. Do you seriously believe we would hear any form of coherent argument from him, anything different to what he has been repeating over and over and over for years? Do you think he can ever be honest when he cannot see any mistakes made by this government? Would he even get as far as this government? His love of John Howard knows no bounds and precludes any form of honest assessment.

    If Neil is to write an article, as he has been invited to do, could we make the proviso that it is about the present and the future? THAT would be interesting.

  65. Salstarat

    Most Australians are getting to the point where they just can’t stand watching the news anymore. We are just OVERLOADED with the fiasco of the depraved Turnbull/Abbott government’s grasping, self seeking, unadulterated CORRUPTION. Every day we are lambasted with depressing stories about their unspeakable ineptitude and corruption. Abbott’s notorious 23 months tenure of devastating destruction will go down in history as the worst, most malignant time in history. His staggering, remorseless abuse of power in order to satisfy the endless self entitlement of his revolting family went BEYOND self indulgence to criminal NEPOTISM. With news of his undeserving, self entitled daughter being handed a plush diplomatic job in Switzerland on top of the shocking $60K psuedo-scholarship … disgusting, rampant nepotism! Every day it became more blatantly obvious that Abbott used and abused his role as the most despised PM in our history, to feather his own nest – using his position of transient power for personal gain! Every day, we were inundated with more bad news about the LNPs inherent stupidity, their gormless short sightedness, more horrific tales of massive environmental vandalism by their morally bankrupt cronies in the oil and mining industries. Non-stop news reports about staggering levels of corruption, LIE after LIE after LIE, mounting broken promises, the never ending embarrassing faux pas, the internationally scorned and totally inappropriate Captain’s Picks and a disgusting level of sanctimonious bible bashing hypocrisy that was, and remains, absolutely unspeakable.

    The unending stories about Scott Morrison’s delegated brutal savagery against INNOCENT and LEGAL asylum seekers who had every right to seek sanctuary in Australia in the SAME way as the nauseating Abbott family came crawling to this country all those years ago (what a disastrous, catastrophic event THAT turned out to be)!! Scott Morrison’s CRIMINAL treatment of vulnerable asylum seekers and their innocent children received WORLDWIDE condemnation. The sooner the Abbott and his savage thugs face charges for crimes against humanity at The Hague, the better! Unlike MOST refugees and asylum seekers who provide this country with advantages and actually CONTRIBUTE in a positive way to our country, the malignant Abbott and his cabinet of gormless sociopaths tore down everything we used to love about this once egalitarian, welcoming country and turned it into a haven for red neck BOGANS.

    Now the repugnant Abbott/Turnbull regime has moved MoralsNone across to the Social Welfare portfolio because Morrison is nothing more than the Lying Nazi Party’s ugly, unconscionable ATTACK DOG in whom the cowardly Abbott/Turnbull can rely upon to undertake the delegated tasks of inhumanity and vilification … the “dirty work” of a hired bully doing the jobs that Abbott hasn’t got the intestinal fortitude to do himself! Abbott only appeals to the worst, most uneducated and debase type of red neck .. the type of self seeking parasite who has zero empathy for anyone or anything that doesn’t put a quick dollar in his/her pocket! Soulless idiots that put profit before people, everything else is collateral damage .. including our children’s future and our precious environment!

    Under the megalomaniacal tyranny of Abbott, not a day went passed that we didn’t see the offensive, colossal ARROGANCE of that remorseless, nauseating government .. the swaggering sneering contempt of Abbott, experience the unadulterated scorn of Australians by the conceited, but thoroughly inept, cigar chomping Sloppy Joe Hockey, the unbelievable remorseless hubris of pigs like Julie Bishop, Mathias Cormann, Brandis and the revolting psychopath, Scott Morrison! No wonder the X-Y Generation are totally disconnected to politics. This is sad because we DESPERATELY need their help in kicking this morally bankrupt government to the kerb!

    In only 22 short months of catastrophic mismanagement, the psychopaths in the Abbott totalitarian government changed Australia in such a regressive, terrible way that it is almost unrecognisable … it is totally disheartening and there is a lot of depression and despair out there being experienced by people who feel very vulnerable and helpless! The Turnbull government has NOT changed a thing and still use the Abbott government as a measuring stick to rule by hatred, division, ramped up terror campaigns, malignant corruption and Machiavellian deception. Abbott is absolutely unconscionable and the most evil person this country has EVER had in politics. He has polarised our country and turned it into a mean spirited, xenophobic racist, parochial little backwater – a country whose reputation is now in the gutter ruled by the most backward, head-in-the-sand regressive pack of megalomaniacal red necks in the western world. How far we have fallen since Whitlam!

  66. Michael

    Neil, mate – do you think Abbott gives a toss about you?
    I live in Abbottland and he is certainly not going to represent my views – he and his party know best.
    I also happen to live in Bairdland – he is useless as he is Premier and before that Treasurer – cannot get involved as a local member in LGA affairs – whereas an independent or anyone else would be thumping desks and knocking doors down – but happy to pass draconian laws against CSG and coal mine protesters.
    Then I also happen to live in Manly LGA where it’s 5 libs to 4 independents and Council is going gangbusters intent on building a $34M underground car park without a business case – savemanlyoval
    To top it all off we have an increasingly politicised contracted public service.
    Perfect systemic storm – vertical integrated politics!
    Rather than falling 100% for the “be one of us” trick, please rise to the challenge so that at least we can share the seesaw with Abbott – at the moment it seems he is not at the other end.

  67. You can't be serious?

    Kaye Lee “Yes, this habit of having a backdrop of head nodders drives me crazy.”

    Discuss . Nodders or 18 Australian flags. Which backdrop is most manipulative?

  68. Wally

    Chief head nodder would be the ideal job for NoS, wonder what colour dress he would wear?

  69. Mercurial

    You disrespect Savva and thereby weaken your arguments, Kaye. Her first name is spelled Niki.

  70. Rossleigh

    I think I might do a poll on who’s more delusional: Abbott or Neil of Sydney.
    I suspect that Neil may either vote for himself or complain that Gough Whitlam is not on the ballot paper.

  71. Mercurial

    Morrison is Treasurer, Salstarat, not Minister for Social ‘Welfare’.

  72. Kaye Lee

    Mercurial, I fail to see how misspelling someone’s name is a sign of disrespect and how it could possibly weaken an argument that has nothing to do with Ms Savva. What does her first name have to do with Tony Abbott’s excuses?

  73. Michael Taylor

    When I’m commenting from my mobile device the damn autocorrect changes what I’ve written, and often I push the button before checking. That certainly wouldn’t weaken my argument. It only means I spelt a name wrong.

  74. Michael Taylor

    I too noticed her absence. Strange, that.

  75. Kaye Lee

    Angela, it could be like the celebration dinner after Tony was elected. There were placemats there for Margie and the girls with their photos on them. Peta had them removed and univited them even though it was at the private home of a Liberal Party supporter.

    Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce went to find his seat the Howard dinner….he didn’t have one. They then found him a spot at table 65 next to the toilet. He left.

  76. Salstarat

    Mercurial, my apologies for this error on my part .. of course, Morrison is the Treasurer …. I had a momentary lapse. Sadly, he is failing in that role in much the same way as he failed as the most brutal Immigration Minister. The only consistent experience Morrison brings to any portfolio handed to him is his callous disregard for humanity.

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