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FNPM: The Dark Night Rises special ed.


Interesting week to sit back on. PM Gillard claims her innocence, pisses off overseas, and a bunch of union thugs defy the Supreme Court, and stage their illegal blockades.

Then in comes former union heavyweight, shortarse Bill Shorten billing himself as some kind of independent umpire.

What a fukn joke.

FWA: what a crock that is. The ABCC was doing a stellar job. So much so, Gillard made sure that one was got rid of a few months ago before the looming shitstorm hit shore.

What a crock.

Ho hum. At least we have US politics getting interesting again.

Clint Eastwood nailed it best. Politicians are our employees (always remember that), and if an employee isn’t doing their job, you gotta let ‘em go. And a lawyer in Office? Shit. With 23 million unemployed and the bloke running up $5 trillion in debt in three and a half years, best give a businessman a shot.

Shifting gears a bit – and carpe and his missus might take issue – but Japan has been testing the waters again recently.

They’re taking on China, Russia, and South Korea over island territorial disputes whilst also talking to the North Koreans for the first time in four years.

Up north, they want back some islands the Russians grabbed after WWII.

Down south, they want some islands China has nowadays.

In the East Sea (you wanna call it Sea of Japan? LBB just fried one of your nuts.), they want Dokdo aka Takashima aka the Lian Court Rocks.

What’s interesting about the last two, is that there are huge reserves of hydrocarbons surrounding both chunks.

Now consider that with Japan’s push to move their self-defence military beyond those capabilities and it starts getting interesting.

(BTW, Korea will unleash everything but the kitchen sink on Japan if they have a go at Dokdo. They’ve put up with more than 1000 years of Japanese attacks. Do not underestimate how Korea feels about Dokdo.)

Speaking of having had a gut, it’s looking that way re Israel vs Iran. It’s really coming to a head. FFS, Iran really wants to build that bomb. Obama ain’t doing shit. Don’t even bother with the EU. In one sense, Israel should be reassured. Exactly. What will Obambi and those Eurotards do?

Ha!

And yet the prize wise guy, sorry… GAL, wants to set her useless carbon dioxide trace gas tax to the EU baloney index.

You didn’t have to, Julia.

You’ve done enough already to kill the mining boom.

I’m guessing she’ll blame Abbott. Or Bush.
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But hey. Let’s talk about something good.

OK. Something good is Smartfones. If you don’t have one, then… well.

Scanning documents, instant chat, TV, movies, weather, porn.

You name it.

GPS navigation, any internet surfing you want, even the capacity to call someone.

Audio, video, stereo, 5.1

Well, it’s understood we all hate Apple now for the bullshit they pulled on Samsung. Won’t go on about that one…

In the meantime, LG have thrown even the kitchen sink at their latest, the Optimus G.

A quick check, and this brutal baby blows the Galaxy S3 outta the creche, and Apple, well, TBH I don’t see much happening by October.

You didn’t hear it from me, but the LG execs are very confident yet also very anxious.

Why?

Because this smartphone, the Optimus G, blows everything outta the water…

But if it doesn’t sell, they’re fucked.

Not necessarily monetarily fucked but fucked fucked.

They threw everything at this. LG Chem for the battery (40% better), LG this, LG that… screen tech, all the shit LG does. Yes. They nuked the phone.

The phone is a behemoth.

That said, I’ve been telling them, begging them almost – PLEEEAAASE! – after service! support! upgrades! (Jelly bean!), promotion?

!!!

Currently on Samsung Galaxy SII, because they’re just so damn reliable.

Reliable.

I suspect the galaxy s3 is, too. Am looking forward to those reports, LG. GRRRR! You have a lot of trust to win back, (AHHHHHLOT!!!) and now… you have a chance.

It’s high time the PM come clean


Because the longer she stalls in relation to her involvement in the ever-growing AWU/Slater&Gordon scandal, the grubbier and even more untrustworthy she looks to an electorate already betrayed by her introduction of the carbon tax she promised wouldn’t be imposed.

Her excuse of being “young and naive”, barely believable when first uttered, is now completely unreliable.

Come clean, Julia Gillard.

Via Andrew Bolt, we see more evidence today of a PM desperate to cover her tracks. Even though she was a Partner (didn’t know a big-shot law firm would have the “young and naive” as Partners), she left Slater&Gordon very abruptly after her professional, romantic, and indeed questionable relationship with corrupt AWU official Bruce Wilson – the bloke who syphoned off $400,000 of union members’ funds with Gillard’s help – came to light.

There’s a six month gap from when she left to when she started working for the Victorian ALP that has been airbrushed out of the parliamentary records.

Why would someone do that, especially someone “young and naive”?

It’s high time our PM begin treating the electorate with a bit more respect. It comes down to trust and credibility, and right now, it just feels like we have a lying thief running the show.

Also, via the link, finally the Canberra press pack is starting to ask the appropriate questions, however tentatively.

UPDATE

Larry Pickering has put up his fourth instalment of, “Is the Prime Minister a Crook?”

In it, we take a look at Bill Shorten as AWU National Secretary shutting down police investigations by not releasing files.

We look at Gillard’s co-Partner and co-conspirator, Bernard Murphy, now a Gillard-appointed Federal Court judge.

Bill Ludwig is apoplectic.

And Larry challenges current AWU National Secretary, Paul Howes, on his claims of “zero tolerance” towards union corruption.

Hand over the files. Your “zero tolerance” will assist in recovering your members’ stolen funds… but it will destroy your friends and devastate your union. Your call, Piggy.

More to come.

Rise and shine, Julia. You are f***ing gone


And the rest of your mob, too.

Read it and weep.

If they still manage to cover this one up, I’ll be…

Seems you’re right Larry – from the proverbial “reliable source” in PM&C and quite a few other places, a Woodward story to bring down the government

“The spin is that Juliar has gone full NKVD on ‘parliamentary standards’ re Slipper and Shagger. Of course, it’s bollocks.

Nothing could apparently be further from the truth.The reality according to PM&C sources is that it all revolves around the Temby Report and Police investigations into Thomson’s involvement in HSU corruption. It’s much worse than we think and Shagger’s in it up to his eyeballs – and so are a bunch of others (‘d’ye think Shagger shagged all those whores himself?’ was the word).

I was informed that “…so the evidence is devastating! That’s why Short-arse [Shorten] panicked and monstered HSU east with deregistration. He also screamed over to ACTUHQ and got them to disenfranchise them chop-chop, although that’s partially to nobble Jackson, who they MUST destroy to cover their arses. If Jackson can act officially on what’s in those reports they are all f***ed. As in ‘your cell-mate is Bubba’ f***ed. Short-arse is trying desperately to stop the spread of what’s in the report. If it stays with him and his Department he’ll be able to bury it deep.’

I asked about Shagger’s change of tack from ‘release it’ to ‘no f***ing way can it be released’. Answer: “… so it’s f***ing dynamite. Thompson read it and apparently fainted or wet himself, sources vary. Dumbslut [Gillard] read it Saturday and probably cried herself to sleep after giving Tim the Beard a grudge-f*** up the dirt road. That’s why Dumbslut had bags under her eyes Sunday. She cut Thompson off straight up, THAT’s how bad it is. Rumours in the ACTU are that they are opening all the slush funds on this one to keep Thompson out of gaol, buy favours and help Short-arse bury the report. If Short-arse succeeds, he’ll probably dethrone Dumbslut as PM. You ain’t seen nothing yet in obfuscation, the spinners are already working overtime.’

Now, I stress this is from a deeply cynical operator, but this operator has hellacious good contacts south of the lake. He reckons that the security being wrapped around the report is extraordinary – but that EVERYONE wants to see it so they can leak it.

This is going to be entertaining.”

The Canberra presstitute might be finally waking up that there’s a chance to bring down a government with one story here. Get the full report (wikileaks?), and it’s probably done – Presstitute’s version of fame for life.

H/T Sean

UPDATE

Here’s what CAN be printed in the major dailies.

The full report is due at the end of May. Should be an interesting month.

It’s high time our “independents” finally stood up


Better late than never. Independents like Bob Katter, Rob Oakeshott, Tony Windsor and, er, Craig Thomson have a good chance to salvage at least some credibility; credibility perhaps irretrievably lost for continuing to side with arguably the worst, most wasteful, most deceitful, most incompetent government in Australia’s long, proud, democratic history.

And all they have to do is support a No Confidence motion.

A majority of voters believe the independent MPs in parliament should back a no-confidence motion in Julia Gillard’s government to bring on an early election.

A Galaxy poll for the Herald Sun shows that just three in 10 voters would tick the Labor box at the next federal election, which is worse than when the party was split in the 1950s when the DLP was formed.

Labor has been wiped out in Queensland and NSW. They’re struggling in the red state, Victoria. They’ve lost it to the Greens in Tasmania. They’re certainly on the nose in WA. And federally, has labor ever had worse numbers?

Can anybody in their right mind see them hanging on another 18 harrowing, bluderous months until the next election officially has to be had?

Business confidence is shot. The public by and large has had a gut. Enough is enough.

The link showed results for a reasonably scientific Galaxy poll, but also have a gander at some of the poll results displayed on the ninemsn website. No, they’re not nearly as scientific, but do keep in mind ninemsn and its readers are hardly the most conservative lot.

This has gone far beyond ideological rants.

Also note, it’s not as if there’s an “anti-ALP” poll every day. Far from it. No. To find the next one we have to go back to March 25th.

It’s as if the PM is living on a different planet, however.

JULIA Gillard has batted away suggestions she should stand down, saying she will lead Labor to the next election.

The Prime Minister was defiant today amid renewed leadership rumblings over her handling of the Peter Slipper and Craig Thomson scandals.

How can she or her party NOT be reading the writing on the walls?

She won’t do what needs to be done. If her party had any sense, they’d do what needs to be done. But it looks like they don’t (paging Bill Shorten), so they won’t.

The politicians’ curse.

The question is: will our “independents” continue to be as mad as this government is? Will they continue to serve their own narrow interests?

Or will they, just maybe, do what’s best for the nation… at least just this once?*

*it might help them get a decent job after the next election, too…

Anyone else watch 4Corners? [updated]


They aired a reasonably decent, if not prone to naval-gazing, feature on the current woes of the Australian Labor Party with considerable emphasis on former PM Kevin Rudd and his usurper, Julia Gillard.

A lot of history there we already knew. The ALP appears to be in a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t position. The party likes Gillard. The public likes Rudd. And vice versa.

Former PM Rudd came out looking (at least some of) the people’s champion with perhaps – and I’m going easy here on the ABC – just enough emphasis placed on his domineering, micromanaging style of leadership.

The ALP as a whole, with emphasis on their power brokers, came out looking excessively poll-driven, sneaky, and lacking any real principles or conviction. Also dumb. Eleven years in the wilderness, years of an unsuccessful former leader in Kim Beazely, a miraculous turn around, and then *splat*  – Kevin’s corpse chucked out onto the street at the first sign of a cold.

PM Julia Gillard came out looking at best, evasive, and also unable to be believed. She repeatedly failed to answer questions directly. For instance, yes or no, did she know about internal party polling  – kept hidden from Rudd – that showed Rudd was losing numbers fast? Yes or no, did she know her first speech as PM may have been prepared by members of her office and/or the ALP a full two weeks before she seized power? Answers to these questions drive straight to the heart of her credibility and trustworthiness.

Evading these important questions was, to say the least, not a good look. Nor was her obvious tension during the interview, especially when juxtaposed to a laughing, smiling Rudd sharing photos, beers and embraces with an enthusiastic public at a pleasant establishment.

What did you guys take out of the report?

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Related.

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UPDATE

More. (lots of links)

More.

UPDATE

That last link is the Bolta MTR podcast.

Julia Gillard: “My job is to answer questions… I’m not someone who runs away from questions.”

Oh, really? She runs away from the question asking if she actually did plot to bring down Rudd (she’s always claimed she never *cough bullshit* did; that it all happened on the last day), and despite being asked almost every week to appear on The Bolt Report, she has declined every time.

UPDATE II

Steve Vizard talks to former Labor powerbroker Graham Richardson – someone who admitted last night having a hand in Rudd’s downfall – about the segment.

UPDATE III

Pot.Kettle.Black.

The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has all but accused the ABC’s Four Corners of deception after it aired damaging claims last night that her office was plotting the downfall of Kevin Rudd well before the June 24, 2010 coup.

BWAHAHAHAHA! How rich is that?!

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