I do tend to think that the Libs are the natural party of Government in Canberra.
Considering that the feds are mostly responsible for taxation and immigration issues, it's not surprising that the public is happy to stick with grossly conservative leaders who pander to people's fears and run negative campaigns about how a Labor Government will waste your money on pointless things like health and education and infrastructure. People are much happier with low taxes and zero population growth even if the country goes backwards on the world map and doesn't invest in the labour market or new technology.
Stedders' Supported XI
Tamim Iqbal, DA Warner, UT Khawaja, CA Lynn, Shakib Al Hasan, AB De Villiers, +BB McCullum, AC Agar, Mashrafe Mortaza, JM Bird, JP Behrendorff.
RIP Fardin. RIP Craigos. RIP Prince.
You think people like Georgiou, Vanstone etc were happy with Howard running the line he did on kids overboard? Of course not, but they pretty well shut up because it was going to help them politically. It's not right, but "that's the game - and you either play or get played" - Omar, The Wire.
WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie
"Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn
#408. Sixty three not out forever.
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RIP Craig Walsh (Craig) 1985-2012
RIP Hughesy 1988-2014
If anyone gets a chance, have a look at the question the Member for Fadden asked Rudd today in QT, and the answer. Then try and remember it actually wasn't a Dorothy Dixer. Incredible.
Edit: and even the gallery is getting the ****s with Abbott's censure motions. From Latika Burke in the gallery, via Twitter:
"@latikambourke: not another ****ing censure motion? Seriously? #qt"
"sorry for the language but honestly, the number of censures these days is almost equal to Barnaby's stuff-ups. #qt "
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Unfortunately, a succession of ALP governments have not done much to warrant such confidence and "minor" (in terms of financial cost) issues like the insulation problem and the $900 handout simply reinforce the notion of "****, here we go again."
Think Malcolm Fraser said everything that needed to be said about the modern day Liberal Party and their views on immigration and race.
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
Fraser, ever since he has retired, has made it his life long ambition to suck up to and be accepted by the Labor party. Shades of Turnbull for the last 6 months if you ask me - MT just so desperately wants to distinguish himself from the Liberal party and, moreover, wants to be recognised by Rudd. Meanwhile, Rudd and Labor just laugh at how meek and pathetic Turnbull and Fraser are anyway.
At least Straight Talker knows that Labor are the evil enemy who must be exterminated.
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