Well Abbott didn’t pay for his own education in Australia or England. He didn’t even have to put money towards at least one of his children’s education, as the vast majority of us did and do.
What else did Abbott not pay for that he expects all of us to stump up for? He’s a race apart. An alien.
He didn’t pay tax?
So if you pay tax things should be free? I think Health and Education should be. How about you?
Screwy, did Abbott not win a law suit against Bob Ellis’s publisher for defamation – something about his political career being damaged? I seem to remember reading that it was enough to buy a house with – at that time?
He was 22 and had never had a job. How did he pay tax?
He and his wife got about 130,000 from the lawsuit. A house in Forestville at that time cost about 200,000.
So slippery! Sarah did her best but he is becoming more skilled by the day in appealing to the simple minded!
Like Helvi and others, I have a sinking feeling about the chasm of corruption we are now plummeting into. Alas, Murdoch still seems to hold the ultimate control, and looks set to be after even more! There surely has to be some natural justice soon.
You can take the boy out of the seminary, Soucieuse, but you cant take the seminary out of the boy.
Abbott is an injection moulded piece of jesuit plastic. Not a theologian but a shallow whiskey priest with a worn out copy of Gibbons Decline and Fall, and parroting platitudes in the celestial fog of his own indoctrination.
He is kind and avuncular to his wards, and as long as they accept his “well, that’s a mystery, boys, and we have to believe even if we dont quite understand or even agree” , he wont get out his strap and beat the bejesus out of you.
When he said genteelly, ” And plainly, Sarah, you obviously have a perspective which you are doing your best to prosecute.” that was his last warning.
When he went into that 20 second vibrating silence with Mark Riley, he was about to bring down the fucking wrath of god on your fucking head you insolent little shit with your artysmarty clever little fucking questions rot in the flames of hell I’ll shove that fucking mic up your rectum in a minute if you dont get the fuck out of my face you miserable prick.
It felt quite bizarre!
An outabody experience.
One knew very well that the interview with that man would be exasperating yet one still watched; and one was stunned by the slow, slithering utterances that man made, utterances which were utterly expected yet which still mesmerised one!
One felt like chucking most violently, a boot at the telly, as one could hear more loudly the badly engineered cogs in his brain, then his words and tongue smacks.
t was an incredible twilight zone-type moment and it would have hurt a lot more than it did, were it not for the lovely, knowing, sly smiles on Fergie’s face as she let him grind away those cogs into a seizure.
Gruesome but lovely.
Whatever oil that man is using to move those cogs, it ain’t oil!
“One felt like chucking most violently, a boot at the telly…”
Every time Tony uttered the word ‘well’, I felt unwell..
Off topic Helvi but have a look at this about Australians and Asylum seekers. I posted this link in a previous blog for you. I have doubted this presumption of our racism for some time.
You did better than me. I couldn’t bring myself to watch.
And I meant to add, Dali, I so love it when you talk dirty!
It’s not just dirty, it’s like – shit, I don’t know what simile to use here… perhaps it’s like the icing on those Greek crescent cookies. It adds a very welcoming sweetness to your prose. Probably because they are attached to meaningful insults. Probably, I don’t fucking know.
I am drooling over your last paragraph!
Quite a surprising, most gratifying experience!
Soucieuse, you can kinda understand why his minders don’t let him to have interviews more often, (Alan and Andrew don’t count,)every reply starts with ‘well’… Back to the broom cupboard.
According to Tony, Labor has initiated or done everything what has ever happened in Oz, Labor is almost god-like..
You make me proud Tony, but what about you Liberals, still busy with the secret on-water-matters.
“There surely has to be some natural justice soon”, one hopes…
chris hunter July 18, 2014 at 8:53 am
Natural justice? As this slippery eel Abbott tightens the noose on free speech there will be no natural justice.
Blogs like this may well be ‘silenced’. To talk about ‘on water matters’ for example – a breach of security and therefore liable to prosecution, that is, you can be ‘disappeared’ for a few weeks without your relatives being notified.
Where are we heading with all this childish security nonsense?
The ugly intellectual dwarf and spiritually bankrupt traitor was on display for all to see as Sarah Ferguson lifted up his scanty disguises one by one to give us a peep at the vile barbarian behind the superficial appearances.
Tony Abbott’s performance one on one with Sarah Ferguson last night demonstrates decisively how utterly dependent he is on the powerful Murdoch dominated media hegemon that protects and defends him to present him as a totally artificial entity that exists only as a virtual image electronically magnified to try to hide the lies as is typical of the most extreme human predators roaming the Earth.
The timing of this appearance after so long absent following his two pathetic exposures by Kerry O’Brien and Leigh Sales – says everything about why he was installed by the investors who have hijacked the LNP coalition and are converting it into a fascist instrument to achieve the thousand year reich they fantasize.
It says everything about how much of a threat they perceive there is to their private interests – represented by the sustainable geo-culture that must come.
A house divided will not stand. It cannot go on half sustainable and half-poisoned. It cannot go on half slave and half free.
a running commentary on operational matters gives aid and comfort to the people smugglers
Blatant, stare at the judge and lie, bullshit. You KNOW that decent Australians would recoil from your savagery and attack you. Bullshit Tony, and your daughters KNOW their father is a liar.
From memory there were NO people smugglers on the Sri Lankan boat. It was PURCHASED BY THE ASYLUM SEEKERS. No smugglers involved. I am fairly sure that fact is established. Next lying excuse Tony?
Yes, that was something I picked up on.
Your memory serves you well. A very important fact that has slipped past unnoticed. Lets remind people of that.
All asylum seekers have mobile phones and instantly notify their smuggling agents and families about the success or otherwise of their voyage. Most times the people smugglers have a paid captain on the boat. So, quite obviously, people smugglers are totally and instantly informed about Aust govt interceptions and tactics.
The target of Morrison’s secrecy is the Australian voter (you and me) lest we become too disgusted by what Morrison is doing.
Thank you for putting this transcript up.
It serves as an important historical record, for now, and in the future.
Being able to scrutinise the print form of the interview is also a necessary strategy for countering a Prime Minister whose use of language is post-modern in the extreme …… that is, something like, ” I will give generally agreed language my very own meaning whenever I choose to do so, at whim, and depending on the time, the context, who I am talk at, and whatever political advantage it might bring to me. ”
Thus in the post-carbon tax era, Abbott is now calling himself a ‘conservationist.’ There is no evidence that I am aware of to support this extraordinary piece of political speak.
On the contrary, his political performance in the past four years, has demonstrated an exquisite narrow self-serving machiavellianism par excellence. In a rare statement of political honesty made to Tony Windsor, in 2010, Abbott shared that he would …’ give his arse to be Prime Minister.’
That says it all for this ‘ suppository of wisdom’ language postmodernist.
Last night on the 7.30 Report, using her incisive, persistent and ever respectful questioning, Sarah Ferguson, almost checkmated this linguistically slippery Prime Minister, such that he looked like ‘ Mr Rabbit. ‘ caught in the uncomfortable glare of inquisitorial headlights.
Can’t see him fronting up again on this program any time soon.
Michael, after repealing the carbon tax, he felt cocky and confident, brave enough to front up Sarah; it was going to his moment in the sun, how wrong he was…
He has the most unconvincing voice in Australian politics at the moment. It’s neither fish nor fowl. It never lands anywhere, it’s always on its toes, never plants a fully loaded footfall, he confuses repetition with conviction.
Despite Sarah’s best efforts Abbott managed to stick to the pre-prepared script and repeated the same old cliched lines each time.
In doing so he demonstrated what an automaton he really is plus his inability for free thought.
It’s when he strays from the script that he really falls apart and it’s just a matter of time before he loses control.
Nevertheless it was enjoyable to see him squirm over his growing legacy of blunders.
Sarah, I want to have your babies.
She’d have to ask Tony Jones wouldnt she?
Sarah is her own woman,I feel.
Wood + Stone
TONY ABBOTT: My position is that climate change is real, humanity does make a contribution and it’s important to have strong and effective policies to deal with it and that’s exactly what the Coalition’s Direct Action policy is.
Looked at from any angle that single sentence is going to cause so much confusion and pain.
Best of all it will produce back tracking, fumbled excuses, and so much laughter.
Andrew Bolt must feel a little anxious, either his friend is a liar, or his friend thinks Bolt is an idiot.
Wood + Stone
It gets better allthumbs.
This from IPA Obersturmführer Sinclair Davidson in yesterday’s Drum – his penultimate sentence reads:
“Australia should fully commit to participating in a global solution to global warming…”.
I’d say that everyone in the Conservative/Denialist camp is getting a little nervous; one minute it’s crap the next it’s “humanity does make a contribution”, and “[we should] fully commit”.
It’s difficult to describe my contempt at the hypocrisy.
“It’s difficult to describe my contempt at the hypocrisy.”
You should have a go W+S, it is cleansing for the soul.
Although Whyalla with a population of around 20K souls, is still on the map, the PM decided to wipe out the car industry and associated suppliers with many more people affected.
Did, he not say to them the Carbon Tax will be gone, hang on till then, we will be building the roads of the future for your cars, hang on till then?
As we speak the coal fired power stations around Australia have been given carte blanche.
They are now ramping up the pollution as we speak, hammer and tongs.
Where and when did Abbott learn to lie so conclusively?
chris hunter July 18, 2014 at 9:14 am
It’s curious, how in this interview, Abbott is now “stopping the boats”, when prior to this exchange he has always claimed to have “stopped the boats”.
The circling prison ship of shame is getting to him. His legal briefs are having trouble formulating a language that makes piracy legal. And Burnside and co are waiting.
I guess I’ll be disappeared now for breaching security matters?
If you are reading this now I could be dead.
What worries me about the circling prison ship of shame is the number on its side:
Trivial? I would like to see the PM or any other dignitaries address the interviewer as Mr, Ms, Mrs, to attempt to equalise status.