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The Outrageous ACTU And The Courageous Malcolm Turnbull!

I was all set to write about Malcolm’s recent announcement about the Snow-job River Hydro Improvement scheme…

Earlier tonight I heard Malcolm tell us that there used to be some plan to extend the Snowy River thingy and all it lacked was leadership and money and that the current government had plenty of both.

Well, I thought, they’ve certainly got half a dozen or so who intend to flash their leadership credentials, but it was a surprise to discover that they had money. Budget emergency solved! Wow!

I was all set to praise Malcolm. And then I was going to condemn the ABC for allowing those protesters to say nasty things about the recently deceased Bill Leak. Yes, of course it was the ABC’s fault because you should always shut down anyone who wants to say anything negative about someone who said negative things about people when he was alive, once that champion of free speech is dead. I was going to say something about how we can say whatever we like about Hitler because he didn’t support free speech but once someone who supports free speech dies we should all just say how awesome he was and if anyone has a different point of view then they should be shut down immediately.

But enough about what I wasn’t going to write about. There are too many negatives in this world as it is, and if I mention Hitler someone’s bound to invoke Godwin’s Law… which, by the way, isn’t a law because I never voted for it and isn’t that how laws are passed?


It was the outrageous Sally McManus… I think that’s her name. Not that it matters because all those unionists are the same and they all support the Labor Party and that’s enough reason to dismiss them… Just as it’s a good enough reason to dismiss the Labor Party because of their union links…

Where was I? Oh yes, apparently this union hack told someone that she had no problem telling people not to support “unjust laws”…

How terrible. I mean, where would Germany be now if it weren’t for people prepared to support laws without ever questioning whether they were unjust or not? I mean they’d have never even been able to… Perhaps, we should pause for a commercial while I think about this!

Oh, sorry, I forgot. Godwin’s law…

We should always support the law no matter how unjust. We should never disobey. Or protest. If Donald says press the button, he’s President after all and nobody should stop to consider if there might be consequences. Never question or break the law, I say… Unless it’s something to do with taxation. Then we should find some way to get around the law, and, if we can’t, then we should just donate to some party or other who’ll pass laws that give us access to all that money that goes to waste in the public service.

Nobody should ever support breaking the law. Unless it’s to do with speeding tickets… We all know that’s just a revenue raiser and a speeding car never killed anyone and even if it did, surely that’s not as bad as a government trying to raise revenue.

Um, I’m almost confused enough now to be leader of the National Party…


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  1. passum2013

    Looks like a distress signal has the pirates taken over Canberra altogether PS is Flag made in China and did Barnaby put it up as a Sign of Surrender to the Indonesians so they will buy our Hal beef.

  2. Florence nee Fedup

  3. Kronomex

    And on a side note, sort of, comes this piece (until there is verification from other news sources it will have to do) –

    Further evidence of what a nasty, vicious and thin skinned bunch of arseholes the federal gummint have become. Poor little princess precious Fraudenberg was put on the spot and cried foul. Mal Feasance sinking to gutter talk and Birmingham sticking his awful little nose into a ministry that he has nothing to do with. What’s next, Barnaby going crimson with apoplexy and chewing the carpet?

  4. Tina Clausen

    Rossleigh, love your writing. 🙂

    Amusing and entertaining but with some very serious underlying themes and messages to all of us.

  5. Peter F

    AXE the TAX, Axe the TAX.

  6. Pappinbarra Fox

    Just suppose, and yes I know it would never ever happen and has never happened in all history or anything like it really, that the government passed a law requiring all Muslims to sit at the back of the bus? We should all support that of course. And Australia never broke a law ever like bombing Iraq or listening in on Timor l’este? Why to even suggest such a thing is an outrage

  7. Kaye Lee

    Or paying people smugglers or bribing corrupt foreign leaders or indefinitely incarcerating innocent people or spying on the wives of foreign leaders

  8. Harquebus

    “Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia, with a reported one-third of all Australians aged 22 or older (33.5%, about 5.8 million) having tried cannabis and 1 million using it in the past year. It is estimated that 750,000 Australians use cannabis every week, and approximately 300,000 smoke it on a daily basis.”

    Search criteria: australia percentage marijuana cannabis smokers

  9. helvityni

    ABC should have put Ms Sales at the door to decide who can be in the Q&A audience, and all that shouting at the back would have been avoided…

  10. Alistair

    I was very pleased to hear the ‘economic crisis’ PM say his government’s got lots of money. Goodbye to cuts and hello to decent social welfare then?

  11. James Cook

    Don’t you just wish Nelson Mandela and his supporters had never resisted the apartheid laws. South Africa would be such a nicer place!

  12. Mark Needham

    Asinine, comes to mind.
    Mark Needham

  13. Kyran

    Sooo, wait a minute. Those bolshy, leftie, union thugs broke the rules 118 times?

    “The CFMEU, when they’ve been fined, they’ve been fined for taking industrial action,” she told 7.30.

    “It might be illegal industrial action according to our current laws, and our current laws are wrong.

    “I believe in the rule of law when the law is fair and the law is right.

    “But when it’s unjust I don’t think there’s a problem with breaking it.

    That was McManus. How dare she try and justify a notion that is so nonsensical? These people walked off the job 118 times because of concerns about safety, conditions, equipment, principles. What wimps. It’s not like they were protecting a greater good.
    It is probably the same bolshy, leftie rabble over at the Federal Court prosecuting Tabcorp.
    “The Federal Court found Tabcorp failed to alert regulators to reports of suspicious behaviour on 108 occasions over more than five years.”

    AUSTRAC chief executive Paul Jevtovic said Tabcorp had not done enough to ensure it was not being used by organised crime groups or terrorists to fund illegal activities.

    “Its money laundering and terrorism financing function was at times under-resourced and Tabcorp senior management didn’t regularly receive reports in relation to the money laundering and terrorism finance compliance,” Mr Jevtovic said.”

    Don’t these bolshy, leftie gits need to get it through their heads that the rule of law applies to them, and them only? Money laundering and financing terrorism are only important when our political hero’s have a campaign coming up, surely?
    The funny thing about law is that criminals have no regard for it. Laws will only be made to ‘herd the sheep’.
    “Um, I’m almost confused enough now to be leader of the National Party…”
    Given the last week, you should aspire to be PM.
    Thank you Mr Brisbane. Take care

  14. paulwalter

    Come on, no more of this naughty unions shit.

    Whaddabout @$&^%^^ INPEX??!!

  15. rossleighbrisbane

    I guess that Turnbull and friends all rushed to condemn Bolt when he was found to have breached 18C!

  16. Kyran

    Au contraire, Mr Brisbane.
    “The Prime Minister was among dozens of politicians and journalists who attended the service to farewell the controversial News Corp cartoonist, who died suddenly last Friday from a suspected heart attack, aged 61.
    Mr Turnbull, whose portrait by Leak won People’s Choice at the Archibald Prize exhibition in 1994, lauded him as a witty artist who could “puncture the pompous” and challenge the powerful.”

    “In recent times he was accused of racism because of a cartoon — because of a cartoon,” he said.
    “A cartoon that united Australians, united them in defence of freedom, freedom to draw it, agree with it, freedom to disagree with it.”

    Seriously, Mr Brisbane, forget the Nats. Go for PM.
    Mr Walter, you may be interested in this.

    Same same, but different.
    Take care.

  17. paulwalter

    Yes and from that point why, this time, is the ABC, usually so weak on hard news lately, the only major msm org taking the Inpex.story seriously? Is it to do with the massive gas industry? China and maybe who ever else is bank rolling some of their activities? FTA’s?Ot just the old transfer offshore then go bankrupt trick?

    Likewise the Adani tax dodge story killed off by msm this week.

    Consider these stories against the junk on teev on most so-called news services, or the tabloid press.

    What happened to Fairfax and the Grauniad, who have done well and can usually pick serious news stories.

  18. silkworm

    Last night on the microwave Josh Freidenbernt appeared before Leigh Salesperson to answer questions that the nation wanted to know about Snowy Project 2.1, and Salesperson dropped this steaming turd into the bowl, to wit, “Where’s the money going to come from?” How delicious! A double reverse trick question with pike. Was it a test to see if Freidenbernt would finally concede that our nation is a sovereign currency issuer and therefore creates money by fiat, spending it into existence, or did Leigh assume the household model of government budgeting and unwittingly expose that the government was actually broke? Whichever, Freidenbernt was struck dumb and left sittibg there with a shit-eating grin on his face, unable to escape Leigh’s exquisite trap.

  19. Peter F

    Excerpt from the soundtrack of “PRIDE” 2104, about the LBGTI support for the miners in the UK:

    A sound bite that the coalition, and Turnbull in particular, should pay close attention to.

  20. Peter F

    Excerpt from the soundtrack of PRIDE, 2014, a film about the LGBTI support for the miners in the strikes during Thatcher’s time in the UK

    It is something which the coalition and Turnbull in particular, should pay close attention to.

  21. Peter F

    Perhaps we should rename the unions, and call them ‘lobby groups’. There, that makes them acceptable.

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