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    Feminist and author of 'A Man's Man', a polemic against TA we are told, looking back over his life.
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    Oh right, you only need to read the blurb of that book to see how nutty this woman is. Totally off her rocker.

    She didn't even bother trying to arrange an interview with Abbott for the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post


    On a different note, what I'm most interested in the moment is the idea that no other countries are doing anything when they actually are...how does the Abbott line get through about us being the first to do anything?
    It's not that they're not doing anything, but very few are imposing an economy-wide carbon price as high as Australia's. Plus, we're so heavily dependent on exports, you can't compare us to most other countries, especially those in Europe. In terms of the makeup of our economy, we're most comparable with Canada which is actually running away from the idea. But hey, as long as the sky doesn't fall in, then it's actually a good policy. That's the barometre to measure policy - whether clouds start touching your head.

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    Haha love it. The first video in particular was great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    Oh right, you only need to read the blurb of that book to see how nutty this woman is. Totally off her rocker.

    She didn't even bother trying to arrange an interview with Abbott for the book.
    Don't write her off as nutty though. It's an increasingly common tactic of the Left to portray the Coalition, their leaders, their supporters etc as Tea Party, extremist, nut jobs. They don't like scrutiny/competition this mob. The Pollbludger blog tells you everything you need to know about how they think. They squeal like a pig whenever anyone has the termerity to scrutinise the Government - it's blatant bias, apparently.

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    Pollbludger is the left's answer to Bolt, Devine, Jones and Henderson. It's a hoot. The right doesn't have a mortgage on tin foil hats. It's just theirs get more publicity.
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    The law of the protest, the fringe will tend towards:

    Right wing - conspiracy theories
    Left wing - socialism

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    Undone by their own tactics

    So much for privacy in cabinet, somebody is out to cause barney rubble.

    Mr Rudd, who refused to rule out a challenge yesterday, said: "One of the first principles of cabinet government is that we maintain those discussions among us."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
    Undone by their own tactics

    So much for privacy in cabinet, somebody is out to cause barney rubble.

    Mr Rudd, who refused to rule out a challenge yesterday, said: "One of the first principles of cabinet government is that we maintain those discussions among us."
    ^ Not even the colleagues want this cold, ruthless, political machine of a woman. I've given her a fair go lol, but she just leaves you cold.

    Galaxy and Nielsen both devastating too.

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    oh dear. Is this the average green voter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
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    oh dear. Is this the average green voter.
    There is nothing average about green voters.

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    In other news, Tom Switzer is on the Drum at the moment and he's doing a brilliant job. When does he get a safe Liberal seat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    There is nothing average about green voters.
    did you have a look at the stream. Spooky stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    In other news, Tom Switzer is on the Drum at the moment and he's doing a brilliant job. When does he get a safe Liberal seat?
    Yes, he talked UP the Australian economy. Even praised the response to the GFC.

    Nearly fell off my chair.

    He will run in the losing Lib campaign of 2013.



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