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Julia Gillard calls Labor leadership ballot | The Australian


It’s on, fiiiiinally. Set for 4:30pm today. Rudd/Crean vs Gillard and whoever. Crean says he’ll resign if Gillard wins.

UPDATE

Rudd (who else?).

ABC Insiders host Barry Cassidy said Labor’s biggest problem has been disunity. Whilst I agree insofar that disunity has hurt them, the greater problem is what has caused this disunity. And that is their disastrous policies. The carbon tax, the debt, the boat people, the NBN, the BER, the live cattle exports, Swan’s covert money grabs, the horrendous media laws, the gender wars, the class wars, the gutting of our military, the faceless men…it is an utter train wreck. Did I miss any? Probably.

(UPDATE Yes. The AWU scandal, the bungled mining tax, the mythical budget surplus – thanks, Sean)

And it’s not her resilience. It’s her lies, her backstabbing and her obstinacy.

UPDATE

NOT Rudd, he won’t contest (numbers?) Gillard and Swan stay… talk about anti-climax. :-/ What a rabble.

Hope he wins


Joe Hildebrand had a few words to say about this.

MINING magnate Andrew Forrest has stepped up his attack on Julia Gillard after she labelled his claims about her secret mining tax talks with the big resources companies “nonsense”, as he prepares to launch a High Court challenge against the controversial tax.

Because trying to kill the goose that lays the golden egg, for the pure reason you were already too wasteful and thus spent too much of other people’s money, isn’t the solution.

And, of course, it is the constitutional right of the states to harness mining royalties, so Gillard’s federal government money grab (because they blew it all) surely has a good chance of not getting up.

Historical figures who’ve been assassinated update


Via the emailtubes…

I got to thinking today,
Socrates was poisoned.
Julius Caesar was stabbed to death.
Napoleon died in exile.
Abraham Lincoln was shot.
Gandhi was shot.
Kevin Rudd was Gillardteened.

Just get it over with already!


PM Gillard. Former PM Rudd. The uncertainty in the business community as we all wait with baited breath whilst Dumbledee and Dumbledoo tear each other and the Labor party apart has got to be costing Australia millions per day.

The silver lining is that its making a relatively straight forward QLD election all that much easier for the LNP Opposition.

No matter what “side” of politics people are on, I think everybody wants some kind of result.

Asylum seeker costs will top $1bn before long


And yet our government will likely never admit they got it wrong by weakening the effective laws that we had. Their heart may have been in the right place but their head was, and still is, in outer space.

ASYLUM seeker arrivals have sparked an $866 million budget blow-out, forcing the Government to rush laws into Parliament begging for more cash.

The Sunday Mail can reveal Parliament will debate the plea for a fresh injection of taxpayer funds this week.

Another boat with 127 suspected asylum seekers was spotted off Christmas Island yesterday.

At the same time the Government confirmed it would ask for another $330 million this year, with the total blow-out rising to $866 million over four years.

Any one else not feeling so reassured the budget will be back in surplus by 2013?

Suuuuure, that sounds legit


Via Andy Semple…

Here’s what constitutes as foreign aid when it comes to the Gillard government.

Get this:

We are currently sending Indonesia $450 mil in foreign aid.

Chuck up another $500 mil for their schools.

Take that 450 and make it a billion by 2016.

And what do we get in return for our Jizya?

We get $470 mil spent by Indonesia on Russian war planes.

We get thousands of illegal boat arrivals that come from Indonesian ports.

And we get PM Gillard and Foreign Minister Rudd, busy trying to fuck each other, actually, effectively, lining their pockets and instead fucking Australia.

Jizya:

Under Islamic law, jizya or jizyah (Arabic: جزية‎ ǧizyahIPA: [dʒizja]; Ottoman Turkish: cizye; both derived from Pahlavi and possibly from Aramaicgaziyat[1]) is a per capitatax levied on a section of an Islamic state‘s non-Muslim citizens, who meet certain criteria. The tax is/was to be levied on able bodied adult males of military age and affording power,[2] (but with specific exemptions,[3][4] From the point of view of the Muslim rulers, jizya was a material proof of the non-Muslims’ acceptance of subjection to the state and its laws, “just as for the inhabitants it was a concrete continuation of the taxes paid to earlier regimes.”[5] In return, non-Muslim citizens were permitted to practice their faith, to enjoy a measure of communal autonomy, to be entitled to Muslim state’s protection from outside aggression, to be exempted from military service and the zakat taxes obligatory upon Muslim citizens.[6][7][8]

Well?

Our “aid” money is being spent on fighter jets. And not American fighter jets, but Russian fighter jets.

OK. OK. So in a sense, that’s a good thing. After all, they’re Russian fighter jets that would have their arse handed to them by an F22 or F35.

But that’s not the point is it, my darlings?

Our “foreign aid” is a crock and is effectively pumping up the Indonesian military, a military that is doing jack fuck all to help stop illegal immigration not into Indonesia – oh, no, no – but into Australia… via Indonesia.

And all Julia Gillard can do is tax the fuck out of us thanks to mega deficits created by the most wasteful ideas a government has ever sprogged, and all Kevin Rudd will do is come up with names like “spanky Banky“.

Actually, I’ll give him credit for that one coz the UN sucks even more (despite the fact that Kevni wants to suck it even harder – somehow – by leading it).

Yet meanwhile, Australia keeps getting its BBQd ring hole handed to it on a trashy made-in-Indonesia paper plate.

Since the ALP took office, our debt has essentially quadrupled


Our debt has gone up from about $53 billion in 2007 to a whopping $191 billion as of June 2011.

Total debt stands at $223 billion today.

191 in June.

223 six months later.

With the GFC still fresh in our memories, Europe teetering and a stalled US economy, is now really the time to be borrowing so readily?

And then take Queensland.

Even though the state is experiencing an unprecedented mining boom, the ALP government there has managed to burden the state with $65 billion of debt that will rise to $84 billion in three short years.

Queensland has lost its AAA credit rating and will have to pay off $100 million a week.

The state’s debt is at about $15,000 for every man, woman and child.

And if you go by the number of people with jobs – with 2,326,400 actually employed in full or part-time work – we’re looking at about $28,000.

With the global economy where it’s at, it doesn’t seem wise to this layman to be accruing so much debt.

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