Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gillard going, going....?

Two calls from people who like to follow politics and sometimes know a thing or two. Both report rumours that a move against Gillard is afoot.

It is the Sabbath, so let us set aside the mouse, rake or Mixmaster and join hands in prayer: 

Please, Great Bunyip, don't rob us of tomorrow's Question Time. Let her swing for awhile yet. Of this we ask. Amen

UPDATE: Well, Question Time came and went and she is still there. For now.

52 comments:

  1. Please try to give some warning of the coup Prof so I can get down to ABC Southbank.
    I have never seen a bearded human head explode before.

    The Irish Lion

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    1. Oh God, thankyou for the best laugh I have had today. Amen.

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  2. Prof you may achieve more if you address your supplication to the Trinity - The Great Bunyip [Praise be upon Him], The Great Pumpkin [Praise be upon Him and Charlie Brown] and the Rainbow Serpent who pops up at any site worth developing [Praise be upon Him and the royalties which follow]. That should do it. I have left out the Rabid Zionist T Abbott as he can look after himself well enough. L'chaim

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  3. Nothing but good can come out of this: Kevin Rudd will wreak an awesome vengeance on his foes; Gillard will resign her seat and cause a General Election and Tim Matheson will be out of the Lodge.

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  4. Look here Bunyip we love you and give hommage for your presence on the holy web on the Sabbath etc but fess up some more details for sad atheist sleuths like us who are desperately running the blog sites atm or we will only visit your site 5 times a day in future, Okay?! We sadly cannot threaten you with anything else (damned Howard)

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  5. Labor wants to get in before it is too late. The Libs reckon they have the goods on Gillard, and reckon they have her beat, but want her to flounder until it is too late to change leaders. That way they either have to keep Gillard, or have to dump her right before the election. In short: the Libs want to keep Gillard.

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  6. 'do her slowly"....

    Bernie West Geelong

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    1. Yuck! The very thougt...in any context...

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    2. The above is not my comment. Bernie Slattery, Geelong West.

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    3. Bernie West from Geelong not Slattery ya nong.
      I live in Anne st first name Bernard last name West.

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    4. Try using a comma in the right place. I was a bit concerned that your comment was inflammatory and as I'm a frequent blogger, I might be attacked over it. I too live in Ann St (not Anne St, that's in Newtown, not Geelong).

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  7. The Old and Unimproved DaveNovember 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    The rake?

    Professor, are you speaking of the Rake's Progress here, or did you just spend the weekend in the sand traps?

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  8. Bunyip have you been imbibing the communion wine again? No posts I see, or are you just watching re-runs of the dismissal..

    naughty lazy Bunyip, just like other Gods ?

    Say it isn't so, post the blogs, and I will give absolution.

    And I will be back to check once I have seen the other sites..

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  9. please don't be teasing us!

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  10. And while we're at it, lets resolve to stop referring to Wilson as Gillard's "boyfriend" or their sordid relationship as a romance. Would you please come up with a more representative descriptors? Say, "adulterous partner" and " sexual affair" Boyfriens and Romance when applied to these two debases decent relationships. Their wasn't much "love" intheir union, it was more of a conspiracy to thieve and destroy

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    1. Time to fetch the thesaurus for the meaning of screw. An interesting word! Wilson screw AWU, Gillard screw Wilson,the Greeks' screws in Gillards bathroom Rudds recognition of being screwed by the faceless men, who in turn like the odd recreational screw on the side and the real Screws who shall look after after all of them one day.

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    2. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.November 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM

      Yes, 'boyfriend' is a juvenile term which may unfairly assist perceptions of her claim to be 'young and naive' and romance entranced. On the other hand, 'Adulterous relationship' defines the reality better, but may be too censorious (too legal? too religious?) for the general populace (there is a lot of adultery about, after all). 'Sexual affair with a married man' is probably the best descriptor for an adult, where others are left to make their own value judgements about such choices. In the same way, voters will be free to judge regarding her behaivour as a lawyer, an Officer of the Court, and as a fit and proper person to hold the Office of Prime Minister of Australia.

      If she survives this week, that is what she will face. If she is gone, Labor has to live with her legacy.

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    3. One believes he traditional expression for Ms Gillard was 'temptress' but...well...you woudn't be...would you? Not even with somebody else's

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  11. Don't tease us Prof...

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  12. okay Bunyip I forgive (but mostly never forget these days) sorry about the lazy thing I will put you back up on the shelf with the rest of the pantheon..

    The yabby has returned to our holy land waving her claws around on TV, so what's up next according to your oracles ??

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  13. Dexter Rous reinforces a good point.

    The ABC likes using the term "boyfriend" in order to mislead and trivialise the long and rotten relationship.
    I note Timmy the Loafer is not referred to as the "boyfriend", yet he fills the same role.

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    1. See James now you're doing it.It's not "the Loafer" it's the Bludger.

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  14. Oh, Great Bunyip, let your sources be as reliable as old friends ready to let slip the odd hint, and let the future be free of ginger-tinged senior elected officials. Golly I hope you're on the money, for few things would give me more pleasure!

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  15. Professor B. Oh yes, before bed tonight I shall pray. I can't wait for Question Time this week. I really do hope Gillard stays on for the election. I do think little of the Australian public and am fearful of one KRudd doing a come back... Love your blogg :)

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  16. big noses mate has a freind only minutes from the big house he cleans etc ??he is very close to that person, he is not welcome back in shepp

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    1. "he is not welcome back in shepp"

      As someone who resides close to Shepp, I'm sure a few heads will turn if he ever came back.

      Interesting to read what his mates have been up to over the years. This is a saga that has been running for some time. Wasn't aware he was one of Tim's mates. Shouldn't be surprised though.

      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politics/councillor-charged-in-scandal-is-a-longtime-mate-of-pms-partner/story-e6frgczx-1226447100987

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  17. Gone by Friday, replaced by Rudd & Shorten on joint ticket.

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    1. Shorten may have his own problems in relation to the same matter.If Gillard were to fall it would increase the pressure to dig deeper.Little Billy and Thunder Thighs Roxon could come under scrutiny.

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  18. If it isn't Rudd, then anyone else would look like an obvious chair-warmer. If it is Rudd then the bloodletting that would follow would be worth a movie or mini-series in the future. If Labor were to suddenly win an election under Rudd after all of this, then the cult of personality will have completely replaced all objective political awareness in this country, thank you lame-stream media.

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  19. Your God ( Great Bunyup) is non-existant.
    Waist of time really!

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    1. Please provide definitive proof of the non-existance of this or any other God. Unless you are allknowing [and I doubt that] then your assertion is merely that, an assertion without proof. You may of course be right but you can't prove it.

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    2. As is your spelling, on both charges.

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    3. Age itself brings the ever-expanding "waist" of time.

      Well, age and cakes.

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  20. acouple of responses to posts:

    " do her slowly" reminds of southern Bar B Q, although the pig doesn't suffer, in this case perfect

    SandTraps - yes that probably was the inspiration - they have cased colorful inspirations to me as well

    the boyfriend is OK with me - I've seen that butt,and anything closer to bringing a visual is certainly appreciated

    High Draws to you Prof

    Your Friend the Egg Suckin Dog - US

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  21. Old Ranga from VictoriaNovember 26, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Only 90 minutes to Question Time...I am on my knees alongside you.

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  22. Let's hope she stays there to lose the election with Swan Song, our national village idiot.

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  23. " ... and Tim Matheson will be out of the Lodge"
    Quick ... do an inventory of the silverware!

    " ... do her slowly"
    God has never given us a night dark enough for that.

    The Irish Lion

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  24. Doesn't the English language already provide a term for the girlfriend of a married man ?
    The word is .. ( drum roll )...mistress

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  25. "..... because people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I am not a crook. I have earned everything I have got.”

    Richard Millhous Nixon November 1973.

    If Woodward and Bernstein had followed the ABC/Fairfax "conclusive proof before going to print" model, Nixon would have happily retired from office in 1978 with an unblemished school report.

    The Irish Lion

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    1. J Gillard's appearance tonight reminds me of John Gorton, RIP, and his defence of charges of neglect of duty at a critical time:

      [badly paraphrased from my missing copy of "A Time to Speak" - Edward St John] "A satirical magazine ["Private Eye"?] struck the right note ... on the one side, the word of a green MP [St John], supported by a young female no-doubt tipsy journalist [Geraldine Willisee], against the solemn words of whole edifice of respected authority: the Prime Minister [John Gorton], supported by the US ambassador, himself a [church dignitary], and senior staff ... and not one person in a thousand believed the Prime Minister's version."

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    2. ... er ... Jan 1977 ... at the end of his 2nd term ...

      Cheers

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    3. The Australian Woodward and Bernstein will only be found in the Blogosphere. Mainstream journalism is dead, killed by co-opted media proprietors.

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  26. Anonomous at 1.09, dare I say, the Prime Mistress?

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  27. " ... do her slowly"

    No man could drink that much beer.

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  28. The Old and Unimproved DaveNovember 27, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Julia Gillard.....it's like tryinng to shake off a rabbit trap.

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  29. I started my first real slush fund,
    Did it on Slater and Gordon time.
    Thought it was covered up
    Until the summer of ‘95

    Me and the guys from the Union
    Had a scam that was quite bold,
    Except Ralph’s back, Bruce’s gone,
    And I’m stuck with the lies I told.

    Oh when I look back now
    The money seemed to last forever
    And if I had a second chance
    I wouldn’t have gotten that Greek builder
    They should have been the best days of my life…

    Ain’t no use in openin’ a file
    When you’re doing work on the sly
    Spent my evenings down in Fitzroy
    Thinking you were my guy

    Standing on my renovated porch
    Though I didn’t really like the craftmanship
    I scraped together a couple of receipts,
    But it wasn’t good enough for the partnership
    They should have been the best days of my life…

    Oh yeah
    Back in the summer of ‘95

    Man we were getting nervous
    Our stories were coming apart
    Bruce took the money and ran,
    And I was left with my broken heart

    Now my past is coming back to haunt me
    The list of questions growing long
    Thinking about that old slush fund,
    And everything I did wrong

    Oh yeah
    Back in the summer of ‘95

    (Apologies to Bryan Adams)

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  30. My (nearly) fearless prediction since the night of the long knives was that she will be around for a looooong time. How did I "know" this? I looked up her zodiac - she shares her star sign with Margaret Thatcher AND Vladimir(?) Putin...

    :(

    Pssssssssst: has she resumed her swinging-from-the-chandeliers with Graig Emerson again? He seems to be unwarrantedly cocky again these days.

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