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BULLY-BOB BROWN: Don’t dare criticise us or we’ll get you, warns ageing Greens boss

greenshubrisRetirement-age Greens party leader Senator Bob Brown has made it clear while he’s often given credit for being the presentable and moderate old-time face of the party that the fish rots from the head.

The NSW Greens – the discredited and militant Israel-hating branch of the party – have created a real headache for Bob Brown and he’s struggling to deal with it.

Brown will be under pressure from the day of Lee Rhiannon’s arrival to discipline her and ultimately to remove him from their party. But he’s in no position to enforce his will on her. Trained in the cool pragmatism and cynicism that was modern communism, Lee (Brown) Rhiannon maintains an iron grip on factional power within the NSW Greens. She has reportedly told her rivals – in the form of NSW Legislative Assembly member Jamie Parker – that she’ll “outlast Bob Brown,” a reference to a subject not politely discussed in Greens’ company, the imminent retirement of Brown who is in his late 60s and will be under pressure to move on with each passing year.

Rhiannon – and now Brown – have threatened Labor MPs – mostly in private, now in public – with the withdrawal of their preferences, which will tend to have the effect, as Brown boasts, of electing Liberals to Parliament.

While a tough rubicon for Labor to cross, it is time they did so and get used to life without Greens party preferences. It’s been refreshing to see Australian politics’ most-principled practitioner Michael Danby stand up to these threats, refusing to sink to his knees to kneel to the likes of Stalinist Lee Rhiannon and those who associate with her. Negotiating with errorists only ever encourages more errorism.

Brown went troppo about Danby speaking truth to his power:

Greens (political party) leader Bob Brown has fiercely attacked the Labor member for Melbourne Ports, Michael Danby, threatening the Greens could have him out of Parliament and ”growing lettuces”.

Senator Brown told The Age his advice to the Greens in Mr Danby’s seat ”would be to look at not directing preferences next time – and he’ll go… He might find himself going out the back door faster than he thinks … He’ll find himself growing lettuces.”

We think you must have enjoyed LSD in the 1970s to understand the lettuces reference but the old grump’s meaning is clear enough: if you dare criticise our extremists, we will take extreme action against you.

Danby’s crime in angry Brown’s eyes: Pointing out Greens party extremism on Israel, death taxes and other issues and saying that he wouldn’t be condoning those views by giving them preferences. Sounds fair enough to us and of course it’s symbolic anyway as the Greens can’t win the seat. But Brown is squealing like a stuck pig about it. Brown knows that the courageous words and free thoughts of the brave can be very contagious. Indeed, it played no small role in destroying Lee Rhiannon’s beloved Soviet Union.

Bob Brown, now a superannuation multi-millionaire after squeezing out decades as a politician, may not realise it but he has entered a new political era.

A new era where – for the Greens party -  the level of accountability and scrutiny will vastly exceed what it was.

Look at the faces around the table in the photograph above.

Who are these people? Let us commemorate this new era with some scrutiny for each of the upright members (from left to not so left in the pic):

Bob Brown – the public face of the Greens – when not under any pressure, he gives off a good vibe but when the Gallery give him any scrutiny at all, he turns scowly, even vicious. He is under an unspoken pressure to move on from the pushy Sarah Hanson-Young.

Adam Bandt PhD (Marxism) – the post-Brown Greens stereotype. While constantly referring to his previous work history – “in the same job as Julia Gillard” – at Labor law firm Slater & Gordon, we’re yet to find anyone there who doesn’t think Bandt is a complete fraud. Locals in the seat of Melbourne, used to a very high level of service and attention from Lindsay Tanner, are horrified by Bandt’s play-acting that he’s some kind of minister and is too busy for them. Tanner – who was a real minister – always made time. The contrast has done a lot to hurt Bandt already. His first act as an MP was appointing his lover to his staff. Didn’t go over well with snooty NIMBY types in Parkville who wanted to vote for Che Guevara not Mal Colston.

Lee Rhiannon – A woman who adopted a fictional surname in honour of a mythical Welsh witch warrior probably needs no further introduction. Her own alignment with one of the bleakest and most vicious political groups the world has ever-known, the Moscow KGB aligned Socialist Party of Australia was bad enough and many people move on from youthful political stupidities. Her continued association with the dark side of politics, in the form of advocating boycotts of Jewish commerce and the Jewish state, and her use of Stalinist methods of political enforcement and thuggery on the NSW Greens and with threats against Labor MPs reveals to all that while her labels may have changed, and she even had a new haircut and bought some more conservative garb for her arrival in Canberra, that the witch’s vile cauldron still bubbles away.

Larissa Waters – While our predecessor publication enthusiastically backed the blonde bomb-shell in her past bruising preselection tussles with Greens numbers-thugs, criticisms that Larissa is an egomaniacal lightweight remain largely unrebutted among the Queensland Greens small and divided membership. A “prima donna” who is impressively superficially but doesn’t “play nicely with others” was one insider’s description. Sarah Hanson-Young plans to cultivate her, is the general expectation but they could end up being catty (in the non-gender-specific sense) rivals.

Sarah Hanson-Young – The former Goth challenged the unforgiving Deputy Leader Christine Milne without so much as a seconder in a secret Greens party room after the last election. It was SHY’s unsubtle declaration that Milne might be the heir apparent to Brown’s leadership in their mind but Hanson-Young will be thrusting herself forward at the appropriate time.

Scott Ludlam – Also has leadership aspirations we hear, and is the most articulate and coherent of the Greens Senators. Enjoys unusually regard from Labor and Liberal Senators for being across – and even interested in – detail. However, he does show an unpleasant fondness for urging on crowds of Israel haters.

Richard Di Natale – The first Victorian Greens Senator, pinching a spot that should have gone to Antony Thow, a former National Union of Workers state-secretary and one of their best and brightest. Dr Di Natale is a medical doctor and serial candidate who also happens to be the bro-in-law and buddy of all-powerful Victorian Greens Leader (initially appointed by VEXNEWS before this was formally acknowledged by the MPs recently) Greg Barber, whose enthusiasm for General Patton style leadership thrusts makes him perhaps not so bad at all. Some have darkly whispered that he is VEXNEWS’ favourite Green. We can assure readers there is no such thing.  That said, when the famed VEXNEWS Investigations Unit went searching for nasty and vicious things the MP might have said about Israel so we could give him a kicking before the last state election, we found only one, a reference to irrigation. Hopefully his bro-in-law Doctor can urge Lee Rhiannon to seek the medical attention she so clearly needs.

Rachel Siewert – A rare Green these days in that she hails from the environment movement rather than the far-left or Labor-rejects brigade. Barely visible outside of WA though, despite describing herself as “dynamic,” “assertive,” and “hard-working.”

Christine Milne – Like Brown, she’s been in parliament forever, if the dawn of time started in 1989. She has played second-fiddle to Brown for such a long time that she was believed to greatly perturbed at the prospect of Hanson-Young interfering with her succession plan. She says much the same things as Bob Brown, and hails from his more moderate Tasmanian branch, but it never comes off quite as smoothly as he can. Insiders say she has not been shy about privately criticising Tasmanian State Greens Minister Nick McKim for “tainting the brand” of the Greens party with his decisions to increase public-housing rents and failure to radically reform the state’s prisons in keeping with “Greens’ principles.”

Penny Wright – Another Green with no substantial history in the environment movement they claim to represent. She did marry well though. Wright was an Adelaide lawyer who is married to SA Greens MP and power-broker Mark Parnell. Parnell has recently publicly speculated about entering into a formal preferences deal with the SA Liberals because “The left-right stuff doesn’t really work for me anymore…”

We look forward to seeing how that all works out for them.


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  1. Let them preference against Danby. It won’t matter. He’ll win.

    Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011, 12:06
  2. I have asked Lee Rhiannon for many years, why I had to lie for her when my story was put to air on Ch 7 News Sydney. She said she would look into it, but just like “a mirror” you never answered back!! I sent her the evidence to support my claim.

    Multiple cremations were done in NSW which is a criminal act. The NSW government admitted to it in its report 2006. Lee read the report. Rhiannon then put her tail between her legs and ran the other way. What a great public servant she is!!

    And now Rhiannon is in the Federal Parliament, what damage will she do there?

    I hope Rhiannon and Ch 7 continue their great partnership of lies and deception.

    Posted by Wayne | June 23, 2011, 14:23
  3. Poor EPC Victor. She is so upset about that very unflattering photograph of her derriyre in the Herald Sun, but I told her ‘the bigger the cushion the better the pushin’.

    Posted by Fatty Doyle | June 23, 2011, 21:53
  4. Thank you for this informative update on the Watermelon team in Federal Parliament come 1 July 2011.

    It seems we will be in for interesting times ……. such is our curse.

    Lee’s bubbling cauldron is already full of potions to destroy Australia’s economy starting with the dreaded carbon tax. Her incantations of evil will be aimed at annihilating the ALP moderates which stand in the way of her racialist policies.

    Posted by Giuseppe De Simone | June 23, 2011, 22:22
  5. Scowly, Marxist, Witch, Egomaniacal, Goth, Unctuous, Doc, Invisible, Bridesmaid, Petty.

    Posted by Giuseppe De Simone | June 23, 2011, 22:34
  6. The moral high ground isn’t normally a stance taken by queenslanders though as Anna Bligh correctly points out they are a realisant lot.

    One queenslander who has been known to take the high moral ground is disgraced former QIEU organiser and current BHP useful idiot Sarah Myles. Myles was also once a supporter of Larissa Waters, that’s after she let her ALP membership lapse, now it’s Gina Rinehart who takes pride of place in the very strange mind of Myles.

    Some have compared the morals of Myles to that of the St Kilda schoolgirl, the fraud squad believes this is the one time when the stkilda school girl can claim the high moral ground.

    Posted by Fraud Squad | June 23, 2011, 23:33
  7. Posted by ex-Greenie | June 23, 2011, 23:33
  8. At least Bobbie is courteous enough to lift his own shirt!

    Posted by Buttox Bandit | June 23, 2011, 23:47
  9. What is red and green and travels at 800KM an hour. A frog in a vitimizer. Or a Green on a international jet to china.

    Posted by Kermit | June 24, 2011, 1:32
  10. How to cut emissions and the number of Green politicians at the same time


    Posted by 10:10 | June 24, 2011, 3:20
  11. Ballieu’s “Santamaria moment” when he declared the Libs would preference the Greens last was ultimately the deciding factor between another four years of a tepid Brumby-led ministry dominated by extremist Greens like Greg “I don’t travel to zone 2 to represent the plebs out there” Barber and a new ministry. I would personally like to thank the Victorians that got rid of Rob Hulls as Attorney-General; the gallows do await him if common law grand juries are ever to return in any functional manner. However, I digress.

    Labor’s flagging fortunes will receive a much-needed boost if they also have a “Santamaria moment” and denounce the watermellon communist party. The federal Libs would do well to jump before Labor does so as to look to be the first to take the ‘moral high ground’. However, any preferences against the Greens by Labor would be purely for political survival.

    The attacks on the Constitution, our laws and our customs, and on our British-influenced heritage by Labor party members over the last 40 years is nothing short of treacherous and treasonous (in the criminal sense, though the Libs also have a few skeletons in the closet); the Greens are cut from a similar cloth but far more vulgar and obvious in their intentions. The Carbon Tax/Emission Trading Scheme/Global Warming/Climate Change push, as pointed out by the provocative Lord Monckton, is a veiled form of sovereign subjugation; though he is wrong it is saying it is fascist – it is communistic in nature, under the guise of environmental science. Peter Spencer had to resort to a hunger strike up a flag pole to bring such matters to the newspapers and to the High Court.

    It is time Australians start waking up to the shenanigans of the socialists (cum) communists, Marxists and members of the Fabian Society (Julia Gillard, Bob Hawke, etc.) that have infested the halls of Parliament in this Commonwealth. They must be routed out less our sound system of Government based upon sound ethics and values be rotted from the inside; and one day we wake to find our birth rights stripped naked from us.

    Posted by The Truth | June 24, 2011, 9:49
  12. The Cold War finished 20 years ago you losers.

    Posted by Als Foad | June 24, 2011, 18:35
  13. It was a great wedding, my dear Fatty, the dearest of all dear Fatties.

    EPC looked radiant.

    Posted by McPerton | June 24, 2011, 18:53
  14. the lettuce thing could be a reference to the emperor Diocletian – who famously retired to grow lettuces……

    Posted by western sydney leftie | June 25, 2011, 9:45
  15. Voters vote. Donors buy. That is how wholesale politics works on OZ. Cheapest pollies in Asia.

    Posted by Aussie pollies = worlds best practice sell outs | June 25, 2011, 13:09
  16. Dominique the Dominatrix, I have succeeded and I have put that fat heap away for good. I hope your keen to celebrate, I am on the way home but I just have to buy some little blue pills first, for our big night.

    Posted by Chaiman Stockers | June 25, 2011, 15:01
  17. Talking of appalling sickening politicians what about this jerk abbot. Is he going for the ‘manbitch’ award?

    The way this guy groans and moans is a very poor reflection on the australian male.

    Posted by Manbitch abbot | June 25, 2011, 15:03
  18. Yes viva el presidente of victoria privatization – we must thank him everyday for the privatised electricity and public transport systems in Victoria.. So glad el goucho also got gig with grateful overseas merchant bankers… What morals…. What ethics… What a true to form liberal ..make that man president of the party that screws the public for every last drop….

    Posted by El presidente of privatization | June 25, 2011, 15:09
  19. Hands off the manbitch award Tony that is mine.

    Posted by Chrissy pine | June 25, 2011, 15:11
  20. Do not forget the whinging whining downer.
    So proud of SA convict free status – but upper class in bred in the crow eater state takes it’s own toll.

    Downer achieved little but complained alot and looked shocking in stockings and that puts him up there with the best manbitches in the land.

    Posted by we are not convicts | June 25, 2011, 15:16
  21. Manbitch – male who has nothing to say except complaints and never shouts a round. Male most likely to be eaten first by castaways or lost polar explorers.

    Posted by Ocker- ford dictionary | June 25, 2011, 15:21
  22. Yes Asian and African pollies need miilions sent to Switzerland but Ozzie fellow very good fellow just need free airticket, free grog and loverly ladies. Not much. Very cheap good people Ozzie pollies.

    Posted by Grateful PLA | June 25, 2011, 15:40
  23. Aussie politicians are being flown out to india to billionaire’s wedding. Good to see the liberals and nationals there pressing the flesh with businessmen who want to buy up mining interests.
    The taxpayer even gets slugged for part of the return trip of this junket to sell out Australian interests.

    Posted by Who owns your MP? | June 25, 2011, 15:50
  24. Indian politicians are up to neck in bribes with 2G scam. Good to see conroy said no when theo and Chinese came knocking at NBN door.

    Posted by Politicians + telecommunications = corruption | June 26, 2011, 17:02
  25. The Greens can not direct preferences outside the above the line voting system. At best they can influence 3-4% Below the line and lower house vote. Remember this is the same grouping as the so called anti nuke party. They do not have a green agenda but a red agenda.

    Posted by Green-Red Baron | June 26, 2011, 17:14
  26. The Greens sold out the Democrats and now they are captive of their anti major party vote.

    The reality is that the democrats (What is left of them) are now a feeder party to the Green machine.

    Where are the democrats were concerned about democracy and electoral refrom the Greens are not. Their interest is power.

    Those victorians who have been watching the rise of Green power remember well the axing of Green Senate candidate David Risstrom and his replacement by the axe men.

    Posted by Ex-Democrat Supporter | June 26, 2011, 17:23
  27. Given half the chance, I would vote for Tasmania to establish an environmental hydro electrict industry and the establishment of a high voltage link to the main land.

    Posted by The Hydro Dam the Gordon | June 26, 2011, 17:26
  28. I am a respected political strategist.

    I am not a canker.

    Posted by Shambles | June 26, 2011, 18:26
  29. SHY let’s see your knockers!!

    Posted by Taking of Pell 123 | June 26, 2011, 19:20
  30. What a bunch of shonks!

    Posted by Craig Sorensen | June 26, 2011, 23:45
  31. I should join the Greens. I hear nearly all their men are sausage suckers.

    Posted by Craig.L. | June 27, 2011, 3:58
  32. Rumour(s) has it that Bob is going to be shafted long and hard by Lee

    Posted by The Insider | June 27, 2011, 9:21
  33. ***the Cold War finished 20 years ago you losers***

    LOL. Can you convey that message to Rhiannon?

    Posted by Byron in Wahroonga | June 27, 2011, 10:50
  34. The Cold War ended in total victory – but then the Climate War began

    Posted by Bill | June 27, 2011, 13:19
  35. I know it’s sort of off topic (ie not about the Green Devils), but I for one would love a Vexnews Investigation into the latest shenanigans of Pauline Hanson. Who was that guy who sent her a fake email, and what was his motivation? Can we request investigations?

    Posted by Zaf | June 27, 2011, 15:10
  36. Ha ha ha. you make this stuff up don’t you! So scared of the Greens balance of power arn’t you. oh mummy, the Greens got lots of votes and they have policies too, quick mummy, cuddle me and make me feel all safe and secure.

    Six years boys. Six years they’ll hold the balance at a minimum. Better get out the hot milo and bikkies and have a good old conservative cry.

    Me, I got the champas out already!

    Posted by Wendy | June 27, 2011, 15:11
  37. Oh and Gee-Sep-eee, man-up brother. Childish name calling ain’t gonna cut it with the Balance of Power team. Charles Atlas you sure ain’t. Baby.

    Posted by Wendy | June 27, 2011, 15:12
  38. Please help me. I’m scared of the Greens. Those 9 senators make go all week at the knees. I’m hiding under the bed as we speak. I can see the sky falling in.

    Posted by Wendy's daughter | June 27, 2011, 15:24
  39. I’m so scared

    Posted by Wendy's daughter | June 27, 2011, 15:24
  40. What’s a green?

    Posted by Wendy's daughter | June 27, 2011, 15:24
  41. I’m so scared. Has the sky fallen in yet? Is the world over? Will the Lions ever win again?

    Posted by Eric | June 27, 2011, 15:25
  42. (A + B)^4 > A^4 + B^4; this formula proves that global warming is a ponzi money making scheme as filtered through green sensibility.

    Someone should show it to Rhiannon but I suspect she will claim the quadruple powers are witchs’ hats.

    Posted by cohenite | June 27, 2011, 16:50
  43. I can only hope you lot of socialist scum go the way of One Nation.

    Posted by From the Crazy Clown Circus | June 27, 2011, 19:59
  44. You are such a bad winner Wendy.

    Posted by Taking of Pell 123 | June 27, 2011, 21:31
  45. No – Wendy is a bad whiner – not winner!

    Posted by The Insider | June 28, 2011, 10:20
  46. Too funny The Insider. have you built a fallout shelter yet? Quick, better run for the hills, the watermelons are coming to take your pollution away.

    Posted by Wendy | June 28, 2011, 11:31
  47. You are correct Wendy, the Greens do look set to hold the balance of power for six years. This of course is unless we find ourselves with a double-dissolution election, in which case we can only hope the Australian people kick those pseudo-Marxist-Animists as hard and far as they possibly can.

    Posted by Piv | June 28, 2011, 12:03
  48. You’re so right Piv, as always. Have you booked a seat in the shelter with The Insider? You two can hold hands and breathe in the carbon.

    Posted by Wendy | June 28, 2011, 18:13
  49. The greens are having their moment in the limelight and thankfully are demonstrating just how pant-shittingly useless they are at policymaking and negotiation – a whole new generation of young voters will have ‘dont vote green – ever’ imprinted on the better half of their conscience after the likes of Brown, Bandt, and Rhiannon finish treating the taxpayer tap like their own personal bidet.

    Hey, Australian values and a bit of economic common-sense may not penetrate into the decreipt Brighton latte-NIMBY cheerleaders like Wendy but the next generation of voters are starting to wake up to the fad of green-tinged suicidal idiocy. Here’s hoping Labor follows suit and ditches these commo bastards back to the stone age (which would suit them)

    Posted by Ron | June 29, 2011, 15:56
  50. I think anyone who disagrees with my political opinion should be ridiculed,persecuted and sent to a very cold place after being shot.That is if they dont change their ways And join the public service,set up house in the cbd with a disfunctional person who,s parents have a lot to ansawer for and despises any form of contact with those dirty unwashed,uneducated masses who are called average working punters.They most proberlky dont even do spell check.

    Posted by matt williams | June 29, 2011, 19:58
  51. It’s certainly not easy being green when you have to identify with the likes of Brown & Rhiannon but then again we have the power and we can now enjoy the fruits of our LABOR.Although it has taken a while to convince the population we are serious about nothing all we have to do now is sit back and shut up.

    Posted by kermit | June 30, 2011, 7:40
  52. Oh Matt Williams, you know that can’t happen, there’ll be no cold places after global warming, i mean climate change, and Bob Brown trousers has his way with the carbon tax, i mean carbon price, I mean carbon trading scheme i mean ETS,. . . . . Oh God. . . Bob,. . ? what does Juliar mean again ??

    Posted by Sensitive new age guy | June 30, 2011, 23:59


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