The Innocence Of Craig Thomson (72)

I note that the ‘porn’ movies watched by Craig Thomson turn out to be not porn at all, and include The Sound Of Music.

A quarter of a million each from Abbott, Pyne, Brandis, Kate McClymont and Peter Lewis will set Craig up for a happy retirement, but it would have been nicer if he had retained his Labor preselection.

And if Gillard had allowed him to speak in parliament a year before he did.

This has been an attempt to subvert the course of justice — by, in particular, the Victorian police — unlike any in our history, and Abbott, who ran from parliament to avoid the very smell of Craig, should be sacked for it.

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  1. All very well, except in 2011 he admitted on radio station 2UE authorising $2750 charge on his HSU-issued credit card, despite supposed not knowing what it was for.

    Now his solicitor has advised the court that they are not contesting use of the credit card with brothels or cash advances, just the point that it was unauthorised use of the credit card.

    He will be found not guilty I think, as it’s merely immoral to spend Union MEMBERS funds on personal items – but not illegal.

    The funny thing is the yawning silence of other Unions inviting scrutiny.

    Bob, please remind us of your pre-election polls in Dobell, which shopping centres they were held in, over which weekends – so that they might be compared to the actual result:

    Independent Craig Thomson 3,444 4.0%

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/federal-election-2013/guide/dobe/

    • Umberto Ledfooti

      It’s interesting that you cite the disgraced ex-Victoria Police officer and shlock jock, Michael Smith, as a reliable source.

      What you don’t mention is that (1) Smith was an employee of Fairfax Media at the time; (2) Craig Thomson was in the middle of defamation proceedings with him at that time; and (3) Smith gave Thomson a far worse and far more unfair treatment than Jon Faine later gave Smith.

      When Smith got a droplet or two of what he dished out in gallons to Thomson from Jon Faine, he ran away crying to David Edward Flint and together they whined and bitched to the ABC about it.

      Craig Thomson never whined, never ran, and he never hid.

      Smith KNEW that Thomson was in litigation with his then-employers at that time, and so he did his very best to try and de-rail that matter. He KNEW Thomson couldn’t speak completely freely due to a confidentiality agreement and so Smith maliciously played on that aspect to Thomson’s disadvantage.

      Still, when you can muster up a soapy Attorney-General-wannabe and a soap-dropping Commo-cum-monarchist powder puff as your wedding guests, it seems you can get away with lying, smearing, twisting facts – anything else you want, I guess.

      So, Sosumi, when do you want to talk about the $32,000 of taxpayers’ money which Abbott wasted in two days for lying to diggers and chewing hay in 2012? Let me know, okay?

      (By the way, Greg James AM QC is a far better and smarter person than you. He got the prosecution to admit on Monday that they could not prove there was any porn ever watched – it could have been The Sound Of Music for all they knew; I was there, in the court, and I saw those very words being spoken. Were you there? Or were you tooned into Ol’ Anal instead, waiting to read about it in The Hun? Anyway, I can see that Mr James knows the fastest and least expensive way to win this case for his client, and you don’t. Of course, you nasty LNP types love to get your jollies at the pain of others; be that asylum seekers, or forcing Craig Thomson to fight each and every point of each and every one of these ridiculous charges worded by some fool friend of Smith’s and thus bankrupt and ruin him completely. That would be more exciting for you lot than A Night In The Pews With Father Nestor & The Shining Beacons Of Humanity).

      I wonder what will happen next – will I get a kooky lawsuit threat from Colquhoun Murphy for expessing my opinions?

      • Sadly the interview is no longer online.

        Nobody forced Thomson to participate.

        Is he still sticking to the fantasy that somebody took his wallet, phone and penis and drove down the F3 to a brothel in Sydney – then returned them without his knowledge.

        If you believe that, you’ll believe that the ALP/Union Mafiocracy works in the interest of it’s membership.

        And sadly we’ll never know what PM Gillard meant by “a line had been crossed” when she lopped Thomson off like a gangrenous limb, after months of swearing he had her full support.

        • for all it matters the fragrant Flint was a drinker at the legendary Windsor Castle pub in Sydney’s Paddington in the 70s. The Castle was a sort of de-facto Push pub but for it’s marvellous mix of personalities and free thinking, even then David was regarded as a pompous prig.

    • Craig’s vote was around 12 percent, as I recall, and Labor’s around 30 and the Greens 13. This was before the sporting star came in, and Rudd disruptively overthrew Gillard. Our sample, round 300, was insufficient for absolute accuracy.

      I note that even you acknowledge, now, that he was innocent of any crime.

      What kind of arsehole does that make you?

      I hereby recommend that my friend Craig sue you too.

      • The kind of arsehole that cares about allegations of rorting of union members’ funds.

        I have been a member of two unions.

        • Umberto Ledfooti

          Ah, well, if you care so much about union members’ funds allegedly being rorted, what have you got to say about Kathy Jackson’s purchase of a Volvo using union funds, at a cost of $46,290 to the HSU?

          Or, is it okay for Kathy Jackson to get away with that because she speaks nicely to the IPA and Tony Abbott called her “a heroine”?

          Well?

          • Investigate and prosecute.

            Unions should be treated like a public company. Hopefully this government will legislate accordingly. Then members can be certain that their fees will not be whored, pissed, or feathernested away.

            • yeah, and we know how often public companies get taken to court over credit card rorts of shareholders money

              or how often pollies get charged even when the blatant rorts become public knowledge

              Your hostility to credit card rorts seems strangely limited in its application

              A tiny sliver of truth on which a massive lie is built, that’s the right, and that’s you

          • If Craig were convicted than you should not just worry about unions but every businessman in this country who has a corporate credit card and is answerable to shareholders.

            Each and everyone who has purchased an ice cream on room servcie use could face fraud charges just as the PM and Attorney General should.

            • …or about any Coalition politician flying here and and there at our expense, to weddings , to funerals, to rugby matches, or where ever, only bad if it was Labor who spent say $300.00 on some cheap accommodation…

              Fair crack of the whip as your forebears used to say, still valid today.

        • The Age this morning said 28,000 over 5 years is now being claimed. It doesn’t seem like a big expense account to me.

          The Age is still hyping up the sex angle, and apparently he is said to have sued the alias “Jeff Thomson” when paying for sex. Really? That seems an odd kind of alias to use.

          I note also that apparently his marriage has broken up. May he win and may he sue till the blood flows.

          • It’s because they are only now looking at offences allegedly committed in Victoria.

          • Umberto Ledfooti

            “Jeff _Thompson_” eh? I laughed and laughed and laughed when I first read that.

            Y’see, if I recall correctly, there was someone else named Jeff who had known problems with his zip – and whom, it is said, also made
            threats to “set [people] up with hookers”…

          • gee, $100 a week, that’s MASSIVE, obviously a very wise use of the limited resources of our police, somce we know that there is almost no corporate crime in Australia of anywhere near that gargantuan size.

  2. Why only a Quarter of a million each. It would be better if they all coughed up a cool mill for each year he has left in his life had he still been in politics. Then on top of this as a sweetener for his losses and stress caused ,another cool Billion to be paid out of the Liberal party funds thus bank rolling him for life for their Abuse of parliamentary privilege. Ps of course tax free.

    • And whatever he might be awarded will have to be paid back to the NSW ALP – who have been floating his legal action. I hear they charge a pretty steep vig.

    • Why $250,000? an update :

      “From 1 July 2013, the maximum award of damages that may be awarded for non-economic loss in defamation proceedings has been increased to $355,500.00. This award covers damages for hurt feelings and damage to a person’s reputation.

      The latest cap on damages increases the previous cap by $16,500.00. The limit for the maximum award of damages limit will next be reviewed by 1 July 2014.

      The maximum award of damages will only apply in the most severe cases of defamation. That is, there would need to be widespread publication of defamatory imputations that significantly impacts on an individual’s reputation.”

      • Doug it was in all the press and has affected his total life and his families lives. It is about the time the silvertails in the Liberal party started to pay up and stop lying about everything and be a bit truthful. If they cannot be they should not be allowed to continue in politics the same as The Mad Abbott , he has miss used funds from the word go and it appears their has been no penalties. The Question is why has he been allowed to get away with it ,is it because he started on slipper to avoid being checked out him self.

  3. The Greenz have been CONNED! Transparency for abolishment of the debt ceiling. All “transparency” will be (for every $50billion), will be a tirade in front of the despatch box by Joe Hockeidonian about “the debt Labor has left our grandchildren” A debt in fact that he is layering on at the present time much faster than Labor did.

    &

    And Shorten? “Labor’s debt” has been mentioned every day by Hockey on radio, TV everywhere. Not once has Shorten defended this debt. Most of it caused by Costello’s 2007 forward estimate balls ups, Howard’s massive structural debt he left Rudd, our high dollar, the GFC and people not spending. Shorten has learnt nothing from the years of Labor’s “96billion” debt haranguing. Well this will be much worse.

    Of course there are very good reasons for the debt-saving us from recession, the GFC. As usual. Nothing from Bill yet to defend Labor’s AAA economic record. Plain dumb. They need to get on to this very quickly because Hockey will be drilling his mantra into the heads of the voters daily just like Abbott did with his three word singalong slogans.

  4. Off subject sorry, but GetUp! have a petition to defend the ABC from the latest attacks by the IPA, Bishop, Bernadi and Macdonald.

    https://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/media/save-the-abc–2/save-the-abc?t=dXNlcmlkPTE3NTc2NjMsZW1haWxpZD0zMzI3

  5. Wombat, the creation of a debt cieling was a purely political move in the first place.
    It was an absolutely bloogy stupid piece of “oo oo oo oo, the Septic Yanks have got one, so we should too”. What idiot legilates a limit which will always be a gun to the head of a future government & guaraunteed to reached every few year, just on the changing value of money.
    It really serves no function in our system, because the tabling of budget bills which need to be debated & passed already deals with issues of indebtedness & the validity of reasons for it.
    The one thing that totally gives me the shits, is the love affair so many Labor leaders have with the chaotic system of government & the circus that is its primaries system. Gross overkill which puts politicians in permanent election mode,

    • You are quite correct of course…the debt ceiling was always bullshit……exept when the Libz could continually use it against Labor but thanks to the Greenz Labor will not be able to return the compliment to the Libz.

      Why the Libz would want to give even one free kick to the Pin Stripes is totally beyond me.

  6. Correction

    ” ….with the US’s chaotic system of government ….”

  7. Hmn. Perhaps A. Downer could stump up a few mill. I recall whenever he graced the sidewalk cafe outside my restaurant this side of the country with his heavily made up face, and sat with Alex Allen of MI6 to discuss the weather no doubt, and the amenities at the spooks’ small outpost in London Court… Stuff me! What am I saying?!! I forget which country I am living in…

    • London Court?

      Not the one in Perth between Hay and St George?

      • Yep. That one. Shame on me. Mind you, it WAS a hang–out for Woodside people and a few others whom I need not mention here or now. All english too, btw. Eat that Ed Snowden!

      • Yep. That one.

        • Well I will be buggered, John E. N. Ward.
          Right there in London Court.
          My cousin used to spend the day in Parkers – the high end mens clothing store in London Court and I had to go on to the USA to come face to face with spookdom only to discover that right here at home in Perth where I was born and went to school in Como Applecross and Nedlands – the spooks were active in London Court.
          I encountered the hidden spooks on the campus of UWA and was later subjected to extensive harassment in Arizona when i showed no interest in being recruited and flogged the bagman who was sent to throw bait around. He was no master baiter just a weak and feeble minded wanker who failed in his mission and I am still paying that piper to breath.

  8. Bob, thanks for writing for Thompson.

  9. Do you mean Steve Lewis not Peter Lewis as the so called Journalist with Ashby.and Craig who I think was set up. Thanks Bob ,I may be wrong :cry: :sad:

  10. Well I will be buggered, John E. N. Ward.

    Right there in London Court.

    My cousin used to spend the day in Parkers – the high end mens clothing store in London Court and I had to go on to the USA to come face to face with spookdom only to discover that right here at home in Perth where I was born and went to school in Como Applecross and Nedlands – the spooks were active in London Court.

    I encountered the hidden spooks on the campus of UWA and was later subjected to extensive harassment in Arizona when i showed no interest in being recruited and flogged the bagman who was sent to throw bait around. He was no master baiter just a weak and feeble minded wanker who failed in his mission and I am still paying that piper to breath.

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