The Old Man with a Spray Tan

By James Moore “But let’s all remember Donald Trump is just a flatulent…

Dutton's nuclear vapourware

Everyone knows how it goes, as things get a bit older, they…

Ukraine, Continued Aid, and the Prevailing Logic of…

War always commands its own appeal. It has its own frazzled laurels,…

Illawarra offshore wind zone declaration good news for…

Friends of the Earth Australia Media Release Today the federal government officially declared…

Why bet on a loser? Australia’s dangerous gamble…

By Michael Williss A fresh warning that the US will lose a war…

The Potential Labor Landslide...

I once wrote that the Liberals would be releasing their policies closer…

"Hungary is our Israel”: Tony Abbott and Orbán’s…

It was announced in late in 2023 that Tony Abbott was to…


By Bert Hetebry We are the mongrels Underneath the table, Fighting for the leavings Tearing us…


Downer, The Spy Who Gave In What He Was Told…

So, let me see if I have this straight:

Alex Downer and Trump adviser, George Papadopoulos, meet in a London bar where, according to George, he doesn’t tell Alex that the Russians have damaging material on Hillary Clinton. Then Downer passes on the information that he didn’t receive to George. This led to the Mueller investigation, because there was an announcement by the FBI that they were still investigating Hillary’s emails in the days preceding the 2016 election. This action was evidence that the FBI were part of a global conspiracy to prevent the election of Donald Trump, even though the release of the material actually harmed Clinton…

Now before some of you start jumping up and down and telling me what terrible human beings the Clintons are, I want to make it clear that I have no wish to defend any American presidential candidate, I’m just trying to establish the facts here. Yes, you can tell me how “House Of Cards” is based on the Clintons and not some BBC show from twenty years ago and how they ran a pizza parlour which they disguised as a pedophile ring. Whatever! The Clintons are not the issue here. We have another global conspiracy to stop the election of Donald Trump for reasons I’ve yet to quite understand.

Anyway, according to the current narrative being pushed by Papadopoulos and the other Trumpsters, Alex wasn’t told about the damaging information that the Russians had on Hillary but Downer reported this non-existent information. The investigation into the investigation would like to delve more deeply into this because according to George – the man who pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI – Downer recorded their conversation. If there’s one thing worse than a diplomat passing on information they were given after a couple of drinks, then it’s one who records and passes on information that they weren’t given. The Australian government is only too happy to help… We’re not releasing the transcripts of anything written but we’re happy to release Alexander.

Yes, it’s all a bit John Le Carre rather than James Bond. Whatever, Scottie says that there’s nothing wrong with helping an ally with an investigation. Pity, the Ukraine isn’t an ally, I guess.

Then again, Scottie is very helpful these days. When it was discovered that one of the councils being given drought relief was actually experiencing a bumper season, our PM told us that he made no apology for being generous… which would be fine, were it not for the fact that the councils to which he was so generous didn’t seem to be in any Labor electorates. I’m mildly surprised that the metropolitan electorate of Chisholm wasn’t given drought relief, not because it’s a marginal electorate, but because city people have to pay higher food prices thanks to the drought…

And then there’s the NDIS which is so generous that it had more money than people needed. How else do you explain the $4.5 billion in unspent funds this financial year? Incompetence in its administration? Ridiculous. The Coalition is in charge! An obsession with returning the Budget to surplus no matter who suffers? You cynic! As if the government would do such a thing.

Of course, generosity has its limits and you certainly can’t go increasing money to those on NewStart. No, as Minister for Family and Social Services told us, that would just lead to more money going to drug dealers and pubs.

I don’t know what she’s got against pubs. Or drug dealers, for that matter. I mean, the economy needs a boost from somewhere and it’s certainly not going to get one from increases in the NDIS or the dole. If it has to come from some hotel owner or ice dealer buying a new car or adding to his bling, then it’s better than slipping into recession. Besides, can’t the Liberals remember that when Labor suggested putting a limit on pokie machine losses, they banded together with the clubs and pubs and told us how this would lead to massive job losses. Yet now, we can’t have an increase in unemployment benefits because it would help the pubs.

It seems just a few days ago that the Liberals were telling us how good they’ve been at creating jobs. I suppose if you use the word “creating” in the sense of a making up a thing that’s not really there, then one would have to agree.


Like what we do at The AIMN?

You’ll like it even more knowing that your donation will help us to keep up the good fight.

Chuck in a few bucks and see just how far it goes!

Your contribution to help with the running costs of this site will be gratefully accepted.

You can donate through PayPal or credit card via the button below, or donate via bank transfer: BSB: 062500; A/c no: 10495969

Donate Button


Login here Register here
  1. Kerri

    I have wondered how it will play out after Hockey and Morrison throw Fishnets under the bus?

  2. Phil Pryor

    The political perverts playschool, with a pot of reeking turds, Downer, Hockey, Morrison, etc, filth in fishnets, bludgers in sinecures, idiots in office, nation in rudderless ruin, the land desiccated and water thieves O K, rooters and rorters and redfaced raving ripoff ratbags in Armidale, a nobody of no use in Wagga Wagga, the media full of Murdoch’s scribblng maggoty misfits, this is the conservative nightmare of applied selfishness and career parasitism we do not deserve.

  3. Christopher J Ward

    Tend to agree with Phil Pryor but Labor is no different: along with the upper echelons of the APS, universities and armed forces, there is corruption and perversion of all types and shades. No solution now.

  4. Terence Mills

    So far our own Smiley Downer has avoided questioning on his involvement in the Timor Leste parliamentary spying affair which he evidently knew nothing about but was right in the thick of and now we see him in trench-coat and probably with a false moustache getting around the wine clubs of Soho and not receiving information on the Clintons which he duly passes on to the CIA – probably using his Dick Tracey invisible ink kit .

    Surely this bloke will eventually have to face an enquiry and a court of law ?

  5. mark delmege

    If our MSM newsrooms weren’t so infested with democrat supporters you/we might actually get some real news and analysis but they aren’t so we won’t. Instead we get constant Washington centric rubbish with a particular sensational bias of no lasting value. One self serving liar after another to muddy the waters. The ABC excel with this nonsense. Its time the newsrooms were imploded and the miscreants sent out into the real world to learn the difference between fact and fiction.
    Its not hard to establish that Wikileaks was releasing info long before the Downer Papadopoulos meeting. Russians – give me a break

  6. wam

    Dear mark,
    It is a skill to create an illusion and then lying to defend it. Scummo, trumball and the rabbott lack such skill but the rupert controlled media has the ear, eye and ‘mind’ of the public and lying is their bread and butter. Their piece de resistance is making the truth sound like lies.
    I have avoided the msm for some time and have been blocked on social media but I have friends who tell me that sky news has taken over from the ABC as the purveyor of fair and balanced opinions.
    Wow such news counteracts the adoption of septic measures to give the most avaricious unproductive insurance industry another massive intake.
    thank boobby

  7. Jack sprat

    Alexander Downers attempts at being Australia’s James bond have now ended in two disasters first the Timor Leste affair and now the Russian Trump fiasco. Quiet a achievement when considering the amount of money the tax payer has paid him whilst he bungle his way through foreign affairs. Methinks his forays into spying equates more to Maxwel Smart than Bond but then again with that effeminate English ascent maybe he is more of a Austin powers .

  8. New England Cocky

    “I suppose if you use the word “creating” in the sense of a making up a thing that’s not really there, then one would have to agree.”

    You are just so skeptical Rossleigh. Every thinking person knows that there is a Russian in the White House as well as Trumpery. Check out the biographies of Ivanka written before Trumpery became POTUS (Piece Of Thoroughly Useless Scum?)

    Then you have the leader of the Capitalist world, POTUS no less, requesting favours from the Communist PRC. Uhm ….. is that really happening or merely fake news again? YAWN!!!!!

  9. New England Cocky

    @Phil Pryor: Don’t bring Armidale into the argument; Armidale voted for an excellent educated and experienced Independent. Rather, Tamworth women supporting adultery support national$.

  10. mark delmege

    whats that wam, what are you trying to say, I’m a little confused – are you defending the ABC’s coverage of American politics?

    Jack you do realise that as the Minister of Foreign Affairs Downer would have had a long and close association with spy agencies and probably would have been more than happy to work with his foreign counterparts to undermine interlopers like Trump.

  11. Mxaoz

    And of course, Downer knew nothing about the wheat for oil dealings with Saddam. Very ignorant man for one who has held such high postings

  12. Rossleigh

    Look, I’m happy to believe that Downer knew nothing…
    Not just about the wheat scandal. Generally. I’m happy to believe that Downer knew nothing, generally…

    I mean, if you’re using the argument that one of your foreign policy advisers was tricked by Alexander, then you need to have a long think about your choice of adviser. As a defence, it hardly inspires confidence in your capacity for insightful judgement!

    There was a moment when he was on Australian Story and I thought of Ricky Gervais in “The Office”.

  13. mark delmege

    Hillary Clinton Email Archive
    On March 16, 2016 WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive for over 30 thousand emails & email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was Secretary of State. The 50,547 pages of documents span from 30 June 2010 to 12 August 2014. 7,570 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton. The emails were made available in the form of thousands of PDFs by the US State Department as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request. More PDFs were made available on February 29, 2016, and a set of additional 995 emails was imported up to February 2, 2018.’ (from the wikileaks webpage)
    Mifsud allegedly told Papadopoulos in April 2016 that Moscow had “thousands of emails” damaging to Clinton. I probably even wrote about it on my facebook page before Papadopoulos knew. BTW The Mueller investigation was a sham.
    Perhaps whats more revealing is that some of our conservative politicians have more in common with present day American Democrats than with the Republicans and many of our self identifying progressive Labor supporters here still think the Democrats have anything to offer.
    Don’t underestimate Downer. As a politician he is a professional liar and he was/is very good at it.

  14. Jaz

    Right you are Mark ..
    Our MSM and political commentators ran great cover for Downer knowingly or not here in Australia , especially creating the clever narrative of Downer hardly being a super spy .. or James Bond .. What no one bothered to ask of Downer was how was it he was at the bar and why . And also why Downer was on the board of advisors to a secretive foreign intelligence firm named Hakluyt who are based in London and are run by ex MI6 and GCHQ members .. from 2008 – 2014 stepping down only because he received a roll in the UN as Australia’s head Diplomat to the UK . But served on the board of Hakluyt while posted there by Australia during that time.
    Downer is into this whole debacle up to his ears .. Australia had to come clean to the FBI with what they knew because Wikileaks revealed the DNC leaked Hillary emails from Clinton’s servers and the yanks already knew that we were sitting on Downers info . But months before hand Downer had already told Joe Hockey who had dutifully informed US intelligence , who were and remain to back the Clinton Foundation and DNC .
    There is no more Democrats are left and Republicans are right wing anymore .. The US and all of its government and governing bodies are owned and run by corporations and private interests .. a deep state of control has gradually been installed by the corporations and they were not impressed when Trump was installed by a very slick well funded campaign of nationalists . Funded by some loony fringe dweller billionaires with an axe to grind with the establishment.. beating the deep state establishment at their own game.
    Which enraged the establishment and thus Russiagate was born with the Mueler Probe along with several other investigations that have delivered almost no real evidence of Russian interference , or any real evidence of collusion with Trump and Russia .. yes there’s lots of historical wrongdoing and law breaking from Trump staffers and officials . Mostly to do with money laundering or corruption .
    But after nearly 3 years of extensive investigations by several US government bodies with endless legal access and powers have produced very little .. funny that ..

  15. mark delmege

    thumbs up, Jaz

  16. Arnd

    I have no idea how I ended up on this thread nearly five years later.


    There was a moment when he was on Australian Story and I thought of Ricky Gervais in “The Office”.

    Well, Rossleigh, you had the promising start to a great joke here: Alexander Downer and George Papadopoulos walk into a London pub …

    I’m still waiting for the punchline, but!

    Come on!! Five years!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The maximum upload file size: 2 MB. You can upload: image, audio, video, document, spreadsheet, interactive, text, archive, code, other. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Drop file here

Return to home page