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HUMOUR ATTACKED: Those frothing at the mouth over Tim Mathieson should get over themselves

TimmathiesonstumpedFirst Bloke Tim Mathieson has nothing for which he ought to apologise over his funny little joke about wincing men seeking out slighly-built female Asian proctologists.

The joke was neither sexist nor racist. It offered no negative stereotypes except that of timid men afraid of prostrate examinations.

Indeed, it was as funny as it was tasteless. It was funny because it was tasteless.

Mathieson’s joke satisfied the criteria of at least two of the seven joke types: it was self-deprecrating and it broke a taboo.

Only the most churlish or opportunistic could have been offended.

Kelly O’Dwyer and Senator Brandis described the joke as tasteless; they both wisely stop short of describing it as offensive. Brandis was the first to publicly suggest the “finger-wagging” fuss over the joke had got as Dennis Atkins opined “out of hand.” At least someone has a sense of humour in Canberra.

But the Shadow Attorney-General made a serious point too:

“I think Tim Mathieson is lucky he didn’t tell this joke after the Nicola Roxon anti-discrimination bill became law, because if he did he’d probably have been carted away to the re-education camp by the thought police,” he said.

“The joke was in poor taste, but that having been said, I don’t think we want to have in this country a culture of finger-wagging and confected outrage every time someone says something that might have been better left unsaid.”

OUR CIVILISATION IN DECLINE
Great pride in Australia once bloomed in our wide brown land because of its celebration of off-colour scatological humour. Anti-authoritarian and anti-puritanical jokes cut against prevailing culture of ‘niceness’ and bowdlerising ma’ams of bourgeois suburbia.

Barry Humphries’ Dame Edna character was created to lampoon the tyranny of ‘niceness’ and wowserism which thinly veiled the epidemic of envy and spitefulness as upwardly mobile Australia moved into the suburbs, trying to forget the coarseness of our unambiguously manual heritage bequeathed by convicts, pioneers, shearers, itinerant journeymen and factory workers.

In Lords and Larrikins: The Actors Role in Making Australia, Dr Kate Leahy, argues comedy such as Roy Rene’s vaudevillean revue were created to entertain the lower classes in their own idioms of egalitarianism. Australian vaudeville ridiculed the pretentious aspirations of the middle classes that would ritualistically attend the Shakespere or Gilbert & Sullivan. Vaudevilleanism was then transmitted into new ockerism of the 1970s with the rise of Paul Hogan and Dennis Lillie.

It was the high watermark of Australian nationalism defined as egalitarianism and mateship. It was the same era that we replaced God Save the Queen for Advance Australia Fair. Our new national hymn proclaimed us as being young and free as if it demanded Australians to sing it the Broad Accent – not Received Pronunciation, which so suited our hymn to the absentee monarch.

As history recalls, the eighties saw the rise of illiberal multiculturalism and feminism that coat-tailed onto the goodwill of the Fraser and Hawke governments. Strategically replaced quangos introduced new self-serving laws designed to protect minorities and women – the perpetual victims of virile muscular plain speaking.

The quangocracy had Pavlovian reactions towards the new ockerism and indulged into a nation wide Pygmalion experience of social engineering to make us all as ‘civil’ as they thought they were. Speak like them; eat like them; condescend like them.

The quangos went too far under Paul Keating who tried to wrap the reconciliation, the republic and rebrand and ram it down the nation’s throat. Suddenly there was no room for mateship unless it was in the NSW Right among blokes who stabbed each other in the back at times with fierce intensity despite their Sussex Street Chinese restaurant myths. It smacked of social engineering. The pendulum swang.

There was something of a hiatus of all this under John Howard whose anti-black arm band and national security brand of nationalism seemed to innoculate the country from hand-wringing. His blue collar supporters would be known as ‘Howard’s battlers’.

ROXON: CROMWELL’S SPIRITUAL HEIR
Under the Gillard Government, however, the bowderlisation of politics has returned. It is being spearheaded by Nicola Roxon, the nation’s chief law officer.

As Health Minister, Roxon had grandstanded effectively on the issue of plain packaging for tobacco products – a futile innovation giving the downward trends in smoking and the growth in illicit dirty chop chop. Cheered on by a press gallery who are ambiguously committed to limiting the State’s intrusions on political expression and association, Roxon had an easy win.

Roxon now joined with a wide range of environmentalists and neo-wowsers seeking to control our diet, travel, energy consumption and entertainment.

They believe suffocation will create the kind of 21 Century citizenry of purity and temperance required for our end times.

Nicola Roxon and her legions are not only Cromwellian; they are Orwellian.

They have turned her attention to consolidating free speech restrictions so that no one is offended or slighted on the most subjective of criteria. It is an awe inspiring putsch.

Waleed Aly on the always-delightful Radio National recently argued that such laws wet about the government setting the tone of civility for public discourse. He did so in the context of Matheson’s comments.

The Mathieson joke was an example of casual racism. Waleed must have been offended by this humour … because he is humourless.

Civility to Roxon, Radio National and her supporters means niceness but this niceness really is not so different to prevailing suffocation the counterculture once raged against. They are really motivated by a middle class status anxiety trying to distance themselves from the lower classes who harbour natural feelings of pride and patriotism.

Meanwhile, Anthony Mundine continues to offend, insult and intimidate by calling into question the physical and moral Indigeneity of some very distinguished First Australian sportsmen with impunity:

Paul Kent: “You left the game because you said it was racist – and there were Aboriginals (sic) in front of you. The five-eighth in front of you was Aboriginal.”

Mundine: “How?”

PK: “Laurie Daley.”

Mundine: “How was he Aboriginal? He didn’t claim to be Aboriginal, he was like this fella (pointing to Geale). He never claimed to be Koori.

Hopefully Mundine will get punched around the ring at 8pm tonight, available on Foxtel pay-per-view.

It has not been tested whether Anthony Mundine has been in serial breach of some notorious provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act. There was certainly no outrage among any Radio National hosts.

As a defiantly Westministerite, as I consider myself, I have now concluded the only protection for free speech in Australia is a constitutional amendment like the one that has served the United States. When a victimless joke causes offence, it might be the only way to defend ourselves from the thought police.

Perhaps the pendulum will swing again and restore my faith. Certainly Roxon is doing her bit to ensure an Abbott landslide.

Discussion

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  1. It would be easier to take you seriously if you had not wholeheartedly supported Conroys internet filter.
    The conshortfags can’t wash their hands of Roxon’s actions here either.

    Posted by buy me a ticket for an aeroplane | January 30, 2013, 8:59
  2. Time to come out of the closet Tim.

    Posted by Geof | January 30, 2013, 9:43
  3. The silence police.

    Posted by Rudi Darebin | January 30, 2013, 9:50
  4. silence

    Posted by Rudi Darebin | January 30, 2013, 9:50
  5. What’s with all this “First Bloke” shit? Janette Howard was never referred to as the First Sheila.

    Posted by Satellite 7 | January 30, 2013, 10:17
  6. yep, the school ma’ams are taking over! it is a smash and grab attack against all of us! Shame, roxon, shame!

    Posted by wtf | January 30, 2013, 11:31
  7. I thought it was a great joke. The sense of humor is being killed by to many A*******e in this Country.

    Posted by Taliban fan | January 30, 2013, 12:31
  8. Too much reaction to an off the cuff comment to a private audience

    Posted by Argus Tuft | January 30, 2013, 12:50
  9. Ohh Tim can inspect my prostrate anytime he likes.

    Posted by Pissy Chryne | January 30, 2013, 13:06
  10. “I am going to call sexism and mysoginy wherever I see it”

    Don’t have to look far darlin’
    It’s sitting on the couch eating Twisties and watching Oprah every day when you get home.

    Posted by Marilyn | January 30, 2013, 13:12
  11. i think it a bummer that he got fingered for cracking this joke

    Posted by the insider | January 30, 2013, 13:41
  12. I hope Tim has a big fat finger when he inspects me.

    Posted by Pissy Chryne | January 30, 2013, 14:37
  13. Tim can’t hold a cricket bat either.

    Posted by Mervyn S | January 30, 2013, 22:24
  14. Poor Tim, he was only just launching the “New Digital Education Revolution”.

    Posted by Fred | January 31, 2013, 14:16
  15. No Gay marriage….check
    Refugee Policy that’s inhumane… Check
    Shafting a left wing female senator… Check
    Supporting racist sexist joker… Check!!!

    Well done girls!!

    Posted by Emily | January 31, 2013, 14:53
  16. I agree with you Vex! The joke was funny because it was a bit blue and hinted at a bit of hanky panky. It was the humour of the TV comedians of the 1960’s in England and Australia. From the Whitlam years onwards, this genre has barely survived in the public bars – good to see a child of the 1960’s come out will a bit of a pearler. Those 1980’s feminists like Roxon have no idea of the heritage they lost because Whitlam started political correctness. I am old enough to blame everything on Whitlam so the death of authentic Aussie humour can be attributed to him alongside rampant inflation, support for terrorism and structural unemployment.

    Posted by Giuseppe De Simone | February 1, 2013, 22:33
  17. Righto Andrew….when are you going to do something about the conflict of interest Nick Griener appears to have in Chairing an Infrastructure company and Infrastructure NSW?

    We will look back one day and ask ourselves how it could be that Sydney was raped by a cartel of builders and financiers operating behind the wall of a quasi-government agency.

    This is an election issue Tim.

    Posted by Lendfleece | February 2, 2013, 11:55
  18. Righto Julia….when are you going to do something about the conflict of interest Nick Griener appears to have in Chairing an Infrastructure company and Infrastructure NSW?

    We will look back one day and ask ourselves how it could be that Sydney was raped by a cartel of builders and financiers operating behind the wall of a quasi-government agency.

    This is an election issue Tim.

    Posted by Lendfleece | February 2, 2013, 11:57
  19. Vexnews is so powerful in its vitriol against enemies of freedom that it even causes an Attorney-General to resign. Bravo.

    Posted by Giuseppe De Simone | February 2, 2013, 15:48
  20. Righto McTernan…when are you going to do something about the conflict of interest Nick Griener appears to have in chairing an infrastructure company and Infrastructure NSW?

    This is a legal issue Mark Dreyfus….

    Posted by yepitsabuscka | February 3, 2013, 9:39
  21. Righto John McTernan when are you going to do something about it

    A good idea to be legitimising such a thing is it Anthony Albanese…

    What does Mark think about it?

    Posted by yepitsabuscka | February 3, 2013, 16:55
  22. Cromwellian, Orwellian or McTernanism all doomed to fail because their bullying control methods may give short term power but deliver long term tradgedy and suffering until they are eliminated[ Hitler, Musselini, Stalin,Mugambi,etc]throw in Roxxie,Evans and the current ALP and that’s done& dusted.Dopey Tim might have got it right– Confucious say”Asian finger up bum make Roundeye bulge”

    Posted by Old Cobber | February 3, 2013, 17:54
  23. abbott sets nation on path to civil war.

    Blood to flow. Australian fighting Australian.

    Beginning of the end of one Australia.

    Abbott destroys Nation

    Posted by Bloodbath | February 7, 2013, 6:50
  24. Abbott is taking his opposition to One Nation too far

    Posted by Angela Moore | February 7, 2013, 12:14
  25. Duh! Tax Zones are a great idea as Big George and Opus Dei told me so. His next idea is Catholics pay NO TAX!!

    Posted by Mad Monk | February 7, 2013, 12:26
  26. Duh! Tax Zones are a great idea as Big George and Opus Dei told me so. His next idea is Catholics pay NO TAX!!

    Posted by one direction | February 7, 2013, 21:20
  27. opposition to One Nation is good

    Posted by lest we forget | February 8, 2013, 5:06
  28. Infrastructure NSW is a criminally constituted corporation. The Infrastructure NSW Act 2011 No. 23 was drafted with the intent of perverting the course of justice. It attempts to do this by placing the members of the board and the Premier of NSW Barry O’Farrell beyond the reach of criminal law.

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 8, 2013, 12:54
  29. All one need do is read the enabling legislation to see this is the case. You need to read Part 6 of the legislation.

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 8, 2013, 12:58
  30. Pur my comment up please Andrew

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 8, 2013, 14:09
  31. Truth requiers no moderator Andrew. Infrastructure NSW is constituted with criminal intent…that is…to pervert the course of justice…by placing members of the Board and the Premier of NSW beyond the reach of NSW Criminal Law.

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 8, 2013, 14:18
  32. Gladys Berejiklian handed Transport portfolio to shower her with success of Nick’s building magic so as to prolong the O’Farrell scam because her success would make her a worthy successor – just a good girl carrying on from where builder Barry left off.

    She is a dullard. She is a woman who does not know the front end of a car from the rear end of it.

    She’s no tomboy who spent her childhood pulling apart motors or building daring tree houses…she’s a bookish little woman who can be expected to do a workman like administrative job in a portfolio.

    Why is she in charge of something about which she has no natural affinity?

    The Obied circus probably won’t even end up in convictions but it is drama for the masses whilst all the while Barry and his Board members on Infrastructure NSW are gifting away the interests of the State to whomsoever they choose for what ever sum they like, under whatever terms they choose…and we the people are expected according to the Act to cop this.

    You are politicaaly over O’Farrell.

    Infrastructure NSW — you are on notice – your decisions are invalid.

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 9, 2013, 12:26
  33. o, The Honourable Nick Greiner AC, who was bought down as NSW Premier by his own creation – the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). Today, he is Chairman of a NSW government agency – Infrastructure NSW, while also the Chairman of Lend Lease Infrastructure, a commercial entity that tenders for government infrastructure projects.

    Yet Barry O’Farrell thinks, the best way to work out infrastructure priorities is to hand over the decision making process, not to the appropriate departments to assess and advise but to Nick Greiner, who can at least, be seen to have a vested interest in a particular outcome that could benefit him.

    Let’s not forget his appearance in the Federal Court in Victoria just last year:

    smh: Greiner admits hiding company role in deal

    Pala Investments, a Swiss group controlled by Russian oligarch Vladimir Iorich, has accused Mr Greiner of using his positions in two companies to hoodwink Pala into selling a subsidiary for less that it was worth.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/greiner-admits-hiding-company-role-in-deal-20121108-290rx.html

    Can you say: fox in charge of hen house ?

    (( this was copied in from Pune Howard article, originally posted by Three Hat Monty ))

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 9, 2013, 12:52
  34. The Infrastructure NSW Act 2011 No. 23 is an attempt to privatise the estate of the Crown of NSW.

    As the initiator and marshallor of this Act of bastardry Barry O’Farrell should be tried for Treason.

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 9, 2013, 13:35
  35. one set of rules for all

    Posted by one faction | February 9, 2013, 13:53
  36. Infrastructure NSW is a criminally constituted corporation whose every action is a falsity…it has no power to enter into contracts because it is constitutionally invalid.

    It is not legally entitled to conduct business on behalf of or in the name of the Crown of NSW.

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 9, 2013, 14:01
  37. We should see a court one day rule that Infrastructure NSW is a criminally constituted corporation whose every action was a falsity…it never had the power to enter into contracts because it was always constitutionally invalid.

    And further that: It was not legally entitled to conduct business on behalf of or in the name of or as the Crown of NSW.

    And: It had no power to enter into or give effect to matters in its own name.

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 9, 2013, 14:28
  38. The ALP and Libs should all be tried for treason for handing over our public assets to their mates for the last twenty years. It is time to take our national sovereignty back. Viva la Australia!

    Posted by god fuck them all | February 9, 2013, 15:01
  39. When O’Farrell falls from Office very very soon…the courts will determine if fixed terms are constitutionally valid in NSW.

    Fixed terms are not constitutional – Barry.

    Pack up your swag and push off.

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 9, 2013, 16:52
  40. NSW to go to polls September 2013

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 9, 2013, 17:23
  41. Sydney Girl, are you suggesting that a switch back to Labor in NSW will secure the assets of its people? Not fucking likely

    Posted by god fuck them all | February 9, 2013, 17:41
  42. No I am saying that fixed terms are unconstitutional and the Coalition in NZSW has enacted in The Infrastructure NSW Act 2011 N0.23 legislation which is the greatest threat to the Soveriegn of NSW in NSW history and therefore cannot be ever trusted by the electorate to continue onwards because they are crooks with their hands covered in filfth from their impportuning of this legislative insult to both the Law and the People of NSW.

    Face facts…the NSW government must fall for the stain of their trammelling over decency to be removed.

    Let the voters decide.

    Let the wind of change in both major parties do its job.

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 9, 2013, 18:31
  43. wind of change in both major parties? what have the voters got to do with it? They are marched to the polls at gunpoint to choose between AIDS or brain cancer. The ALP and Libs are really two factions of the same team, the 1% Party.

    Posted by god fuck them all | February 9, 2013, 18:54
  44. Let’s not digress…O’Farrell has only few weeks left in Office…his scam undone…by good people who have had enough of his appointing Nick Greiner to be the Chairman of Infrastructure NSW…even though Nick has a clear conflict of interest…and to have done it by proclaiming what is plainly wrong is right.

    He has failed in his basic duty to the State and its people.

    He has aggregated almost all powr within the State unto himself…he has all power virtually…and that is not what we are supposed to get when we elect a parliament and a government.

    The aggregation of power is a trammelling of democracy and has brought dishonour and shame upon the Coalition.

    If you take a look at the Infrastructure NSW Act 2011 No. 23 you will see that the Premier under this Act can if he so chooses deny the Police and Courts the truth about a crime – at his own discretion…a law unto himself…judge…jury…and executioner.

    Is that what we elected?

    No.

    Barry O’Farrell is in effect a Mafia Boss and we the people of NSW are his victims.

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 9, 2013, 20:26
  45. Let’s not digress…O’Farrell has only few weeks left in Office…his scam undone…by good people who have had enough of his appointing Nick Greiner to be the Chairman of Infrastructure NSW…even though Nick has a clear conflict of interest…and to have done it by proclaiming what is plainly wrong is very right.

    He has failed in his basic duty to the State and its people.

    If you take a look at the Infrastructure NSW Act 2011 No. 23 you will see that the Premier under this Act may if he so chooses not inform the Police about a crime he may have witnessed or committed himself – at his own discretion…a law unto himself…judge…jury…and executioner.

    Is that what we elected?

    No.

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 10, 2013, 2:33
  46. The members of the Board:

    the Chairperson

    the Chief Executive Officer

    the Director General of Premier and Cabinet

    the Secretary of the Treasury

    the Director General of Trade and Investmnent, Regional Infrastructure and Services

    the Director General of the Department of Planning and Infrastructure

    Frogs in water warming.

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 10, 2013, 4:25
  47. More to come…

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 10, 2013, 4:30
  48. The Ministers of the Crown are each given a portfolio to care for and they have then under coercion from Barry surrendered their cares improperly to something criminally constituted in the form of Infrastructure NSW.

    Derelection of duty? You betcha.

    That is quite a few Ministers tainted.

    Enough so the situation is beyond repair.

    Top mandarins…almost all implicated.

    The train wreck has just begun.

    And so we come to the constitutional crisis now facing NSW – fixed terms.

    Fixed terms are a device constructed by those elected to power to protect themselves from the authority of a vote of the electorate. That is…a device to block the just work of democracy.

    Fixed terms are therefore illegal.

    NSW is going to the polls this year.

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 10, 2013, 9:24
  49. Barry O’Farrell’s attempt to shield industry figures sitting on the Board of Infrastructure NSW from criminal culpability adds up to an attempt to pervert the course of justice.

    Indictment 101

    He then leads his fellow ministers to give up the bulk of each Ministry’s assetts to Infrastructure NSW.

    A quorum of just 3 Board members can then if they so decide encumber or sell off any of these assets to whom so ever they choose, for what ever price they think fit.

    Barry and the Board then can hide behind the legal fiction that they stand reliant upon the Infrastructure NSW Act 2011 No.23 and believe in their heart of hearts they cannot be acting outside of the Act and guess what folks this makes them innocents.

    Their belief they can do no wrong is sufficient.

    Barry’s Infrastructure NSW ACt 2011 No.23 makes it legal for a Board member with a percuniary interest in a matter before the Board to take part in deliberations on that subject.

    If a Board member uses information garnered from Board citings or deliberations for personal gain barry and or the Board can simply airbrush the blemish away.

    Barry can forgive and forget crime according to this Act.

    Barry has redefined criminality.

    The Board members have no tenure and so are perpetually vulnerable to Barry’s whim.

    He has created a kind of Star Chamber.

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 10, 2013, 12:20
  50. NSW State Unity Cabinet to be formed in wake of O’Farrell resignation…

    John Robertson and a elevated Mike Baird to co-chair…

    Ministers to face Royal Commission

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 10, 2013, 18:08
  51. I wish your help in bringing to book Barry O’Farrell for perverting
    the course of justice in framing the Infrastructure NSW Act 2011 No.23.
    I would argue:
    Despite the ascenting of this Act into law it does not of itself make lawful
    the crimes of (1) insider trading, (2) maintaining a or any conflict of interest
    as a Board member of a NSW domiciled corporation – namely Infrastructure
    NSW, (3) failure to report a crime.
    It is these crimes the Premier wishes to prevent being punishable if committed
    by himself and the Board and officers of Infrastructure NSW.
    So he frames the Act with others in a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice
    and the parliament gives effect to it so that its operation is a perversion of the
    course of justice.
    The Premier in framing the Act shows the criminal intent of perverting the
    course of justice in relation to these crimes he intends to or feels likely to commit
    himself.
    If a Premier sets out to pervert the course of justice for the benefit of himself by
    enacting legislation whose effect is to isolate instances of these crimes from the
    correct measuring in the scales of justice is that not in of itself a crime?
    How can the Premier be placed by this Act above the law? How can he be so
    placed as to have the right to decide what is punishable or not under law?
    I say the Act in giving the Premier these rights has breached the separation of
    powers between the legislature and the judiciary. In other words in conferring
    judge-like powers on the Premier the Act has made him a judge of criminal law.

    Posted by Sydney Girl | February 11, 2013, 13:13
  52. Julia Gillard is a Lawyer.

    She should know Infrastructure NSW is wrong – that its constitution is framed to permit insider trading by the Premier of NSW Barry O’Farrell and the members of the Board.

    She should know that its constitution is framed to permit maintenance of conflicts of interest by Nick Greiner, the premier, and members of the Board.

    She should know that the Act confers judicial powers upon the Premier of NSW in contravention of the Doctrine of the Seperation of Powers.

    She should know that the framing of the Act is inof itself a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

    She should know that the Act in operation perverts the course of justice.

    In NSW Julia Gillard there is now a two tier criminal code – one for the Premier and another for the rest of us.

    If it is good enough for the Premier of NSW to inside trade, to hold conflicts of interest, to refrain from the reportage of a crime – then it is good enough for the rest of us.

    It is time to abandon adherance to the law of NSW.

    Company directors need look no further than the Premier of NSW for behavior guidance.

    Julia Gillard – you have a duty towards us – the people of NSW.

    Please come to our aid.

    Please defend us from the lawlessness of Infrastructure NSW and Barry O’Farrell.

    Please help us Prime Minister.

    Please.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2013, 14:17
  53. @Anonymous
    Embrace the new, put the past behind
    We need rules that apply to all and the whole corruption mess leads to one leader.

    by the way v-e-x deleted comments will come back to hunt.

    Posted by Freddy | February 12, 2013, 23:44
  54. @Anonymous
    Embrace the new, put the past behind
    We need rules that apply to all and the whole corruption mess leads to one leader.

    by the way vex deleted comments will come back to hunt.

    Posted by Freddy | February 12, 2013, 23:46
  55. @Anonymous
    Embrace the new, put the past behind
    We need rules that apply to all and the whole corruption mess leads to one leader.

    by the way vex deleted comments will come back to hunt.

    Posted by Geof | February 13, 2013, 0:17
  56. It is a cancer eating away at the very fabric of the law.

    Posted by Tony Abbott | February 13, 2013, 0:35
  57. It certainly is an improper relationship between the Premier and the Chairman…

    Posted by Tony Abbott | February 13, 2013, 1:16
  58. sorry geof stole your handel stupid moderation

    Posted by Freddy | February 13, 2013, 22:34
  59. ok

    5 pillar

    Super Bank- as in auunation
    Aus, Japan, Canada

    Posted by Geof | February 13, 2013, 22:37
  60. Nothing wrong with Barry selling off public assetts behind the Corporations Act sham NSW government entity Infrastructure NSW.

    That he promotes contempt for the law is irrelevant.

    You have a two tiered law in NSW.

    Posted by Tony Abbott | February 14, 2013, 0:58
  61. How can you say the joke was neither sexist or racist, when obviously it was both? And how can you describe it as “humour” when the joke wasn’t even funny? Only a Julia Gillard supporter would make excuses for Tim’s lame, sleazy comments. Imagine if Tony Abbott had said the same thing. The handbag hitsquad would have gone into overdrive.

    Posted by Lozza | February 16, 2013, 8:36

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