Scott Morrison's imploding act

 

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  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
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Speaking of dimwits.........fark me

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  Transtopic Assistant Commissioner

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Speaking of dimwits.........fark me
wobert
Yes, unbelievable.  No wonder they're imploding.  If they bring back Barnaby Joyce, that will finish them off for good.  They're nothing more than rural socialists masquerading as a free enterprise party.
  Hafenbahn Locomotive Fireman

Life is so much simpler in the bush.
I think that the Nats should rehash their anti daylight savings stance. That argument that the extra sunlight would fade the curtains and furniture was a real vote winner for them back in the day.
Maybe they should reconsider going back to calling themselves the Country Party. They could pick up a much more appropriate nickname. I never thought much of Nats myself.
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
Life is so much simpler in the bush.
I think that the Nats should rehash their anti daylight savings stance. That argument that the extra sunlight would fade the curtains and furniture was a real vote winner for them back in the day.
Maybe they should reconsider going back to calling themselves the Country Party. They could pick up a much more appropriate nickname. I never thought much of Nats myself.
Hafenbahn
The whole anti-Daylight savings push is BS and yes the Nats should find something else of greater importance to spend their money on.

Fact is the cities run the states and generate the bulk of the GDP, have the vast bulk of the population (outside Tas) of the states and therefore the timezones should be set to suit the bulk of the population, not the dairy farmers who are not affected anyway.
  kitchgp Deputy Commissioner

‘Out of touch’ seems absolute, rather than relevant, so you may as well go the whole hog.

PS: A lot of us would like to see proper Saturday afternoon football back again.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
The whole anti-Daylight savings push is BS
RTT_Rules
It isn't to those who have no desire to save daylight, like myself. When I visited NZ a couple of years back it was during the DST period of the year. Didn't get light until about 7:30am, ridiculous!
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
https://www.theage.com.au/national/living-in-fairyland-nats-leader-links-emissions-to-night-sport-20190310-p5134x.html


Speaking of dimwits.........fark me
Yes, unbelievable.  No wonder they're imploding.  If they bring back Barnaby Joyce, that will finish them off for good.  They're nothing more than rural socialists masquerading as a free enterprise party.
Transtopic
I'm not sure if Barnyard can even win his seat back after the way he treated his electorate last time...
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I think that the Nats should rehash their anti daylight savings stance. That argument that the extra sunlight would fade the curtains and furniture was a real vote winner for them back in the day.
"Hafenbahn"
If that's true, it shows that National Party voters should be disenfranchised because they are terminally dumb.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
An horrific opinion poll today for the Scomo Govt, the 50th loss in a row for the Coalition, the newspoll has the ALP at 54%, compared to the LNP at 46%, the scare stories about boats aren't working Scott, and the public know it! - https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/scott-morrisons-scare-stories-are-pushing-him-further-away-from-the-winning-vote/news-story/9b96c7c9f55b633cd10bebad252b2f2d - a question for you all, who's running the joint??, the LNP and the Nats are still bickering about themselves!
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
An horrific opinion poll today for the Scomo Govt, the 50th loss in a row for the Coalition, the newspoll has the ALP at 54%, compared to the LNP at 46%, the scare stories about boats aren't working Scott, and the public know it! - https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/scott-morrisons-scare-stories-are-pushing-him-further-away-from-the-winning-vote/news-story/9b96c7c9f55b633cd10bebad252b2f2d - a question for you all, who's running the joint??, the LNP and the Nats are still bickering about themselves!
lsrailfan
Morrison is clueless about what to do - it's a bit like the last days of Gillard where they all know that voters are waiting to kick them in the pants but they're all out of ideas except a crusty old scare campaign.

Not that Labor will be any better - in fact they'll probably make our descent into recession worse as they try and spend their way to prosperity. The LNP have been trying do to that for the entire term of their government with debts escalating rapidly but the fact is that apart from avoiding an increase in unemployment via massive expenditure on public programs (NDIS etc) there's been bugger all impact on the overall economy.

At some stage down the track someone is going to have to address the hundreds of billions of runaway government debt and the cuts necessary are going to be severe. We'll probably see entire programs or projects get outright abolished. Putting off the tough times by spending our way out of it will not be an option.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
An horrific opinion poll today for the Scomo Govt, the 50th loss in a row for the Coalition, the newspoll has the ALP at 54%, compared to the LNP at 46%, the scare stories about boats aren't working Scott, and the public know it! - https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/scott-morrisons-scare-stories-are-pushing-him-further-away-from-the-winning-vote/news-story/9b96c7c9f55b633cd10bebad252b2f2d - a question for you all, who's running the joint??, the LNP and the Nats are still bickering about themselves!
Morrison is clueless about what to do - it's a bit like the last days of Gillard where they all know that voters are waiting to kick them in the pants but they're all out of ideas except a crusty old scare campaign.

Not that Labor will be any better - in fact they'll probably make our descent into recession worse as they try and spend their way to prosperity. The LNP have been trying do to that for the entire term of their government with debts escalating rapidly but the fact is that apart from avoiding an increase in unemployment via massive expenditure on public programs (NDIS etc) there's been bugger all impact on the overall economy.

At some stage down the track someone is going to have to address the hundreds of billions of runaway government debt and the cuts necessary are going to be severe. We'll probably see entire programs or projects get outright abolished. Putting off the tough times by spending our way out of it will not be an option.
don_dunstan
We probably would be heading for a recession under this current lot anyway, the debt is currently out of control as it is, so basically we are screwed whoever we get
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Meanwhile over in the Nationals' party room, the cat-fighting has well and truly begun...

“If there was a spill and the position’s vacant, I am the elected deputy prime minister of Australia, so I’d have no guilt at all in standing, but I don’t see that happening.”
Barnaby Joyce
"I understand that. I understand what it takes to have a successful marriage and to make sure that we work together to build a better Australia.”
Michael McCormack

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/i-m-the-elected-deputy-prime-minister-of-australia-barnaby-feels-no-guilt-over-challenge-to-nationals-leader-20190311-p5137j.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR3OjBhAIhFs5cYdzLZG6DIOJcJOLMLq76hpUFxwNXXSPSXM-ndv_zXVTt8

https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/i-understand-what-it-takes-to-have-a-successful-marriage-nationals-leader-slaps-down-barnaby-joyce-20190311-p513at.html?fbclid=IwAR2FUrJePKlsHS7KsvDL5Quszt9hkehLqi5a8IUPiVfqxwHc0UTyYnE7Fo4

EDIT: Also, this golden bit of back-flipping:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/mar/10/linda-reynolds-stumbles-on-wages-growth-in-tv-interview?fbclid=IwAR1lSDc3Ab8dHrylqX_9CxFv1aoxTqvAvVm-glyEe-2QFOqi8DxwwsYDloM
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Meanwhile over in the Nationals' party room, the cat-fighting has well and truly begun...

“If there was a spill and the position’s vacant, I am the elected deputy prime minister of Australia, so I’d have no guilt at all in standing, but I don’t see that happening.”
"I understand that. I understand what it takes to have a successful marriage and to make sure that we work together to build a better Australia.”
Greensleeves
Descends into high farce, doesn't it. Barnaby is completely delusional - "I'm still the elected Deputy PM"? You got sacked from your job because you were really indiscreet and suffer from bad judgement - remember? And you are yet to face your electorate after having told them the truth AFTER the by-election.

The Nats are in an existential crisis and in danger of losing seats everywhere because of Barnaby's incompetence, his relentless bowing to big cotton and big minerals and energy and his complete sell-out on farmers where-ever and when-ever he could. And yet here he is wanting the Deputy leadership again, seemingly for no other reason than it pays $100,000 p/a more than his current job and he has a second baby on the way and a presumably expensive divorce coming up.

There just aren't enough words to describe the selfishness and greed of these dullards. I'm really not looking forward to a Shorten government but the LNP is falling apart before our very eyes and are totally unfit to govern. The sooner they go the better.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Barnaby is completely delusional - "I'm still the elected Deputy PM"?
"don_dunstan"
It may come as news to Barnaby that he's a local member, and that's it. The Constitution does not mention an office of Prime Minister (or Deputy thereof). The deputy PM is traditionally the Leader of the Nats. Who elected him as Deputy?
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

There just aren't enough words to describe the selfishness and greed of these dullards. I'm really not looking forward to a Shorten government but the LNP is falling apart before our very eyes and are totally unfit to govern. The sooner they go the better.
don_dunstan
I think there's a strong chance that they'll only get minority government.

Apart from Cathy McGowan who is retiring, all the other cross benchers look like holding their seats and it looks like more will be joining them at the expense of both major parties.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Dutton has been quiet during all this.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Dutton has been quiet during all this.
petan
Very likely to lose his seat at the election, he needs to swap to some to some safe retiring Liberal's seat in order to stay in parliament. Why not come to South Australia and take Christopher Pyne's safe seat of Sturt, at 6% or so margin Dutton would have to be an absolute dill to lose that...

... oh hang on.
  Transtopic Assistant Commissioner

There just aren't enough words to describe the selfishness and greed of these dullards. I'm really not looking forward to a Shorten government but the LNP is falling apart before our very eyes and are totally unfit to govern. The sooner they go the better.
I think there's a strong chance that they'll only get minority government.

Apart from Cathy McGowan who is retiring, all the other cross benchers look like holding their seats and it looks like more will be joining them at the expense of both major parties.
justapassenger
You obviously haven't been taking much notice of the latest polls as well as the bookies who have Labor streets ahead.
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

An interesting report on the NT Govt leasing their port to the Chinese, and ScoMo's reaction at the time:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-12/why-did-northern-territory-sell-darwin-port-to-china-what-risk/10755720
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Poor old Andrew Robb lost his $800,000 a year job with the Chinese Landbridge corporation because (he says) Barnaby Joyce and Malcolm Turnbull said nasty things about China that got him sacked (???). From the ABC;

But he said his employment with Landbridge ended "in September, October last year" when the company's chairman was told Beijing would not accept the proposal.

"He was told in no uncertain terms by the senior officials that unfortunately the relationship between Australia and China had become so toxic that this would be put in the bin," Mr Robb said.

Poor, poor Andrew Robb - horrible politicians at home said some defamatory things about the Chinese Communist Party and so they sacked him from his job. What was the offending remark that got him sacked?

"When the prime minister of Australia, in bringing in a register of people who are working for foreign companies, got up and in Mandarin said something, paraphrased that for Australia, as standing up for its freedom … they [the Chinese] were just gob-smacked and deeply offended," he said.

Barnaby Joyce has responded immediately and said something that (oddly) made a lot of sense:

"Well, it sounds like myself, Malcolm Turnbull, ASIO, ASIS, are all on the wrong page and Andrew's on the right page — well, we're in the presence of genius here," he said.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I'm weeping crocodile tears for poor Andrew.
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

I'm weeping crocodile tears for poor Andrew.
Valvegear
And so am I.
  michaelgm Deputy Commissioner

Poor old Andrew Robb lost his $800,000 a year job with the Chinese Landbridge corporation because (he says) Barnaby Joyce and Malcolm Turnbull said nasty things about China that got him sacked (???). From the ABC;

But he said his employment with Landbridge ended "in September, October last year" when the company's chairman was told Beijing would not accept the proposal.

"He was told in no uncertain terms by the senior officials that unfortunately the relationship between Australia and China had become so toxic that this would be put in the bin," Mr Robb said.

Poor, poor Andrew Robb - horrible politicians at home said some defamatory things about the Chinese Communist Party and so they sacked him from his job. What was the offending remark that got him sacked?

"When the prime minister of Australia, in bringing in a register of people who are working for foreign companies, got up and in Mandarin said something, paraphrased that for Australia, as standing up for its freedom … they [the Chinese] were just gob-smacked and deeply offended," he said.

Barnaby Joyce has responded immediately and said something that (oddly) made a lot of sense:

"Well, it sounds like myself, Malcolm Turnbull, ASIO, ASIS, are all on the wrong page and Andrew's on the right page — well, we're in the presence of genius here," he said.
don_dunstan
And this sort of stuff is exactly why I and dare others are against, privatization. The process and tenders are commercial in confidence, read grey and, the regulators seem to be an incompetent piece of wet lettuce. But it was allowed. Darwin port sale/lease is a joke. $506 million and iNT have already spent it. Shane? EDIT. If governments shouldn't be running these businesses, due to competitive forces, they also struggle in maximizing return for the taxpayer. Why?

Curious to know what Robb, knew. And evidently wasn't that valuable or had served his purpose.

And Don,yep, even Barnyard worked it out.
Certainly not rocket science.
  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
As far as I'm concerned Robb should be dangling from the end of a rope. What he did was treasonous,sold out for a few shekels.(well a lot actually)
  doridori Chief Commissioner

Seems Prime Minister Scott Morrison just shot himself in the foot again when at an International Women's Day address in Perth he said women's success shouldn't come at the expense of others. Funny enough the free enterprise system and Capitalist system which the liberal party supports is founded on competition and winning at the expense of others.  Be interesting what Morrison's daughters thought of his speech.

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/scott-morrison-says-the-rise-of-women-should-not-come-at-the-expense-of-men
petan
This is in part due to Domestic Violence Awareness Australia pointing out independent figures that demonstrate the lacking resources for male victims and general federal government lack of support for men in general.
Actually quite compelling reading if you've the time.

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