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For Once I Agree With Cory Bernardi – You Should Too!

The other day Jacqui Lambie suggested that Senator Corey Bernardi’s behaviour was like “an angry prostitute lecturing us about the benefits of celibacy”. Ok, she did immediately suggest that her comment was a little over the top and that if she offended any sex workers she was sorry.

But Senator Bernardi was quick to respond. He chimed in, telling us:

“There’s an inherent dignity in being a Senator. I just don’t think that Jacqui Lambie has demonstrated that. I just think she’s too thick to pay any real attention to, that’s my view. I choose to ignore her.”

Well, I’m certainly not going to respond to Senator Bernardi because there’s an inherent dignity in being a writer and I certainly won’t be paying any attention to Cory, no sir, I choose to ignore him.

And I’m certainly choosing to ignore what Bernardi said when Bill Shorten called him a homophobe last year:

“What I’m critical of is that those of a differing opinion, do not engage in the merits or the facts or otherwise of the debate. What they (Labor) resort to is name calling.”

Reminding people of that quote would be like asking why it was ok for Liberals to take gifts of “fake” Rolex watches from a Chinese company because they were only worth about $400 each, but Dastyari has done the unthinkable by allowing a company to pay a debt for him.

Now, I suppose that some of you pedants out there are suggesting that by actually making him the subject of this piece, then I’m not ignoring him, but, hey, that’s like saying that if they didn’t keep reporting what Islamic State tells us then some of those who’ve been recruited wouldn’t even know that they existed. That’s an awful thing to say. It’s probably true, but it’s still an awful thing to say.

So if you’re suggesting that I can’t say that I’m not ignoring Bernardi by writing about him, then next you’ll be telling me that old Cory himself wasn’t actually choosing to ignore Senator Lambie when he told us that she was just “too thick to pay any attention to”!

But I’m pleased that Senator Bernardi has now decided that he shouldn’t pay attention to people with limited intelligence. Of course, it’ll mean an end to the Coalition, once the Nationals realise that Bernardi thinks that they should just be ignored…

Oh wait, if they haven’t realised by now that the Liberals never pay any attention to them, then even a Liberal senator spelling it out won’t make any difference.

Anyway, I was going to tell you about what Bernardi said that I found myself nodding and saying, “Yep, got that in one.”

Surprisingly, it wasn’t about changes to the racial vilification act… In spite of how much I’m looking forward to get stuck into Andrew Bolt’s Dutch heritage and, Bernardi, that’s a pretty foreign sounding name, I mean, if they don’t like Australia, why don’t they go back to wherever they came from. Or where their parents came from. Or anywhere really… Once Bernardi gets his way, I intend to join Reclaim Australia and tell them all that they’re too foreign to be a part of the movement and that they’re no longer allowed to attend any of our rallies.

And no, it wasn’t even about his little rant on Sky News where he claimed to be “prescient”, before demonstrating his loyalty to Mr Turnbull by telling us:

“If you’re talking about me derailing government ideas, nothing derails a government idea like losing a vote in the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 or 50 years. I’m not going to suspend what’s important to the Liberal Party in favour of those people who can’t even control the Liberal Party in the lower house.”

No, it was when he said that this was like an episode of “dumb and dumber”.

Yes, I thought, I have to agree with you there.

Except, to be fair, I haven’t actually seen the movie, so I’m agreeing with him just because he’s a senator and he has a certain dignity, so he must be right.

Although he did say “episode” which sort of suggests that it was a TV show, not a movie, so maybe I’m wrong about that too, because Bernardi’s a senator and prescient and much smarter than Jacqui Lambie.

And I don’t say that he must be right just because he’s a man. That would be sexist and even Cory isn’t asking to repeal the sexual disrimination act. At least, I don’t think that he is. He’s more concerned with something that ruins the quality of life for all of us: 18C stopping us intimidating, humiliating and insulting people.

Ok, the people who are intimidated, humiliated or insulted may not understand that this is actually helping them by protecting freedom of speech, but then people like that are the sort of people who don’t understand our way of life anyway.

Yep, “Dumb and Dumber”. I can’t wait for the next episode…

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  1. robson

    Rossleigh well done, mock these nut jobs no matter where they are, as a dad I said to my child many times over the years, “avoid any fundamentalists, the only way you will ever get any peace if you engage them is by agreeing with them, and that wont be fun and will send you as mental as they are”

  2. Ian Parfrey

    Awesome quote, Robson. True in every respect.

  3. paulwalter

    Once again, give me an honest dunce over a maniac.

    Isn’t Bernardi an outright cretin for his comments?

    I cant quite recall that misanthropic aspect of personality present in Lambie, I can’t see the çonscious malice in Lambie that is there with in clod Bernardi, Tony Abbott’s clone.

  4. Colin

    When you think of Cori, think of the number 0.19. That’s the percentage of SA voters who gave him their first preference vote 2 months ago. I’m happy to say I’m part of the 99.81%. What did Paul Keating call them – unrepresentative swill?

  5. June M Bullivant Oam

    What amazes me is that when politicians cannot do, or not like, or know what to do in the best interests of themselves they play the woman and not the ball, it happened in NSW the other night. When they have a strong woman they do not know how to behave. It takes a strong woman to handle all the crap that men throw at them. I congratulate you Jacqui Lambie.

  6. Kaye Lee

    “Cory is deluded,” says a Liberal Party colleague. “He is one of the least effective or important members of the parliamentary team. Cory is a person without any intellect, without any base, and he should really never have risen above the position of branch president. His right-wing macho-man act is just his way of looking as though he stands for something.”

    https://www.themonthly.com.au/cory-bernardi-conservative-warrior-all-about-cory-sally-neighbour-4327

  7. paulwalter

    I think there is something pathologically wrong with him, some sort of dream world like that other fantasist Abbott.

    Boy, a lot of people are going to be sorry when they wake up to mad, malevolent Tony Abbott.

  8. Wun Farlung

    The man that (in his pea-brain) made a link between gay marriage and bestiality calls Jackie Lambie thick…
    Who voted for this dimwit?

  9. Adrianne Haddow

    A fundamentalist commenting on another person’s intelligence? Ha ha ha ha.

    Someone pushing for the right to vilify and abuse others to “prove” marriage equality is wrong or a belief system that differs from his own is wrong, or a skin colour is wrong, shows a moral bankrupt that doesn’t have any cogent arguments for his case.

    A Christian who supports the indefinite detention of humans in government funded gulags, a supporter of the suppression of human rights in a country his antecedents immigrated to, probably to escape human rights oppression in their birth country, is living a dream if he thinks he has any dignity.

    I agree with Jacqui Lambie, and I think her comment shows an intelligence that Cory will never attain.

    Get thee gone Cory. Off to the UN to show them how it’s done. Or not.

  10. helvityni

    There are many horrors amongst Oz politicians, but those with foreign names, brown-ish or yellow-ish in colour, are somehow easier to dislike, their minor misdemeanours are exaggerated, they are treated a bit like Indigenous footballers who are booed out of the field…

    I fear for the newly elected Muslim woman (Ali?)

  11. LOVO

    Anne Aly

  12. jimhaz

    “When you first come into this place, all the walls are blank, and after the first bonhomie’s done and people say hello, you’re left alone in your office with your clock, and I remember sitting here one night thinking that’s the sound of life ticking away,” says Bernardi.”

    Why on first reading did I read “clock” as “cock”

  13. helvityni

    Thanks, LOVO, such an easy name to remember… 🙂

  14. Milton Scully

    To Jimhaz I think you may be in error because just listening to the Senator (a joke in itself) I can’t believe he has one.

  15. Jaquix

    Bernardi claimed he chose to ignore Jacquie Lambie – but not until he had thrown a couple of insults her way – she was “thick” and wasnt showing the “inherent dignity” he claims senators are meant to have. So he didnt really ignore her, did he? Bernardi shows that shiny scrubbed expressionless face, with the eyes and personality of a fanatic. Jacquie Lambie was the only politician with any guts, the only one who has taken him on.

  16. jimhaz

    [To Jimhaz I think you may be in error because just listening to the Senator (a joke in itself) I can’t believe he has one]

    He is on a Mission from God to increase his genital size via a facade of authoritarian power…with about the same destructive force as the shopping mall car chase from the Blues Brothers film. If he was PM he would be building edifices all over the place.

    From the same article

    “Cory in black suit, hat and sunglasses belting out songs from the Blues Brothers with the band. “Cory’s never short of confidence, that’s for sure,” she says”

  17. jimhaz

    Bernardi just wants to “Silence the Lambie”

  18. helvityni

    Maybe Bernardi is just plain racist, after all Jacquie Lambie has stated that ‘through her mother’s family, she shares “blood, culture, and history” with Aboriginal Australians, as a descendant of Mannalargenna, an Aboriginal Tasmanian leader.'(Wiki)

  19. jim

    On the Sam D issue he’s quickly said “sorry I made a mistake”, on the B Bishop issue, it took weeks and weeks for her to do the same, IMO that says it all.what a depressing bunch of pigs we have in the Liberals.

    QUEENSLAND is expecting a job boom from its solar energy projects but all hopes are dimmed by funding cuts of more than $1 billion from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). the Australian government is trying to strip $1 billion in funding from the country’s primary supporter of new renewable energy technologies, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

  20. helvityni

    We got the sun and especially Queensland, but the short-summered Europe and even US are surging ahead of us when it comes to harnessing the solar energy. When will we ever learn, sang Marlene Dietrich…

    We had the sheep too, but we sent their fleece overseas, our mining made only some people rich, now we are cutting funding of new renewable technologies…

    Yet our PM talks about being innovative…?

  21. TuffGuy

    Dude, you need to get straight out and watch Dumb and Dumber right now. Look for the toilet scene, an excellent display of the Coalition in action.

  22. paulwalter

    Yes, Helvi, that is actually what he is and you marked it right.

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