Brad McNamara @bbuzzmc
Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
Jesus, so slow to react. I mean with Twitter and Youtube and Facebook they should've been apologising before the punchline was received!The Treasurer and fellow cabinet ministers Tanya Plibersek and Brendan O'Connor today branded the joke “offensive”, but none walked out on last night's performance by the comedian, who spearheads a satirical union campaign, Fair Go For Billionaires.
The three ministers remained at the Canberra function through the comedy act, with Mr Swan and Mr O'Connor later delivering speeches to the audience.
The Treasurer waited until this morning to make his views known to the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, which hosted the event.
but none walked out on last night's performance by the comedianProbably didn't want their beers going warm. Real clasping at straws journalism there. Though both sides are clearly hypocrites. An endless circle of both sides trying to prove the other is continues to waste time and energy.The three ministers remained at the Canberra function through the comedy act, with Mr Swan and Mr O'Connor later delivering speeches to the audience.
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R.I.P. Fardin & Craig
It's going down a standard Australian route now. It's a circling of who did what when someone said something offensive and calling each other hypocrites over it, while a big issue slowly fades into the background. Sure, Gillard was doing just that - calling Abbott on hypocrisy - but the overall issue of sexism and misogyny in both Australian politics and media is being swept aside by local media while international media are reporting it from the 'Woman PM stands up to sexism' angle, which is a much more interesting and important thing. A real chance for examination of the political system in Australia and societal attitudes towards women, and in a true ironic fashion that issue is being missed which itself is a form of sexism, like the issue doesn't warrant action.
So standard service resumes.
Starts early, though. A current political arsewipe and his cronies threatened by mx-girlfriend with rape when they went to the NUS conference, basically politics for those still at Uni. She and others they went after had to get a security ****** back to their dorms. When they're like that at bloody Uni, by the time they actually get elected to somewhere, far too late.
Absence of the Greens from the sexism debate is fascinating. You think they'd come out swinging but have no doubt seen the benefit in letting the major parties act ike arseclowns. For all their idealism and middle-class guilt, they know their biggest asset is the anti-politician vote.
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RIP Fardin. RIP Craigos. RIP Prince.
Which is why I develop a twitch whenever one of our politicians, who has obviously never visited an Asian school, starts championing the system.
R.I.P Craigos, you were a champion bloke. One of the best
R.I.P Fardin 'Bob' Qayyumi
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