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I will be forever grateful to Mr Strong Choices

Posted July 22, 2014 into Blunty by John Birmingham

When you're on deadline, without time to waste on blogging, he always come through.

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BigWillieStyle asserts...

Posted July 22, 2014

Off topic. I bought a hardback copy of "Leviathan" from my local library yesterday. Fifty cents, it was. In the discarded pile out the front.

Are you entitled to a royalty?

insomniac ducks in to say...

Posted July 22, 2014
Not sure about the royalty, but surely JB is entitled to some dignity

w from brisbane reckons...

Posted July 22, 2014
Checking on the online catalogue, the Brisbane library service still retains 7 copies of Leviathan, plus an electronic copy.
Which is an amazing accolade to JB's writing. Because obviously, it couldn't be the subject matter.

Rob mumbles...

Posted July 23, 2014


My beautiful top condition second hand copy of Leviathan arrived yesterday from jolly ole England. It cost one whole penny and 4 pound postage. be great if JB comes down to Hobart sometime soon,it will be my shout to make up for the lack of royalties.

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pitpat swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted July 22, 2014
Ah Newman, the gift that keeps on giving

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Therbs swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted July 22, 2014
Queensland - A Game of Cletuses

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Quokka has opinions thus...

Posted July 22, 2014
Therbs - Game of Drones, more like it.
I heard Canned Ooh on 612 yesterday muttering about mending fences or some such with the judiciary. I assume he'll use razor wire.

damian mutters...

Posted July 22, 2014
Game of Thongs. Because there are so many places to which one should not go, and this lights the way with blazing neon.

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Legless would have you know...

Posted July 22, 2014
Just heard that Mr Strong Choices is going to redouble his efforts in Queensland.

You poor, poor bastards......

Sharky would have you know...

Posted July 22, 2014
Hi Legless
OT, but can u check your PM at the SP?

Cheers

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MickH mumbles...

Posted July 22, 2014
I admit it.
I voted for Newman (but Labor won my seat)
I was over Bligh and her dysfunctional gang.
I wanted to give Can-do a go, you know, just to see how he'd go.
Holy shit!
I didn't expect:
The arrogance!
The bullying!
The attack on our Medical system!
The attack on our Judiciary system!
The fascism!!
The 'over-the-top' approach to dealing with bike gangs!
Pink jumpsuits? OMG! grow up!!

And don't get me started on the Federal fuckwits and NO I didn't vote for Abbott.
I Hate Abbot on many levels, I have for some time. When he became Prime Minister it was a case of Homer's 'Noooooooooooo' for me.

I'm seriously concerned with the turn Australian politics has taken towards the extreme right. Are these guys that out of touch with the average Aussie? Christ! its like we have aliens governing us. Certainly not Australians. or the typical Australian that I know.

I am so concerned that I am thinking of giving up my swinging voter status and joining the Labor party. (its only 5 bucks!)

We have to get this country back on track so many of us have to give up our Australian apathy and do something about it.

insomniac reckons...

Posted July 22, 2014
Ms insomniac turned to the labor party last year. I would too but I don't get to vote

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tqft ducks in to say...

Posted July 22, 2014
Gonna be tougher from 1 August when new standards from the Australian press Council apply.
While I am sure you could take their wet lettucing if you cross the line, Fairfax lawyers may not be so forgiving

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Anthony would have you know...

Posted July 22, 2014

New LNP slogan:


Making it even more Queensland!!!

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ShaneAlpha mumbles...

Posted July 22, 2014
HULK MAKE STRONG CHOICES!
PEOPLE NOT LIKE STRONG CHOICES!
HULK SAD.
PEOPLE STUPID.

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ShaneAlpha asserts...

Posted July 22, 2014
Birmo for PM!

(because, hey, in an alternate reality he's King)

A Bunny in every lap and a gold plated hovercraft in every garage!

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ShaneAlpha reckons...

Posted July 22, 2014
I'm starting to miss being stalked by Strong Choices on Twitter.
It was like going to High School with the bastard all over again.

There was Strong Choices, hanging out behind the bike shed, having a smoke.
There was Strong Choices, demanding lunch money with menaces.
And there, proudly, stood Strong Choices, king of wedgies, dead arms and swirlies.

God I hated that prick.

MickH reckons...

Posted July 23, 2014
Did you go to school with Can-Do?

ShaneAlpha mutters...

Posted July 23, 2014
No. Was trying to humorously point out that , to me, the Strong Choices campaign made me fell like I was in high school, a target for a bully. Particularly the way it Twitter stalked you.

I have, however, met the man once at a public event. Like any other similar situation, it's courtesy all round because there's no point being a dick.

It's like meeting Birmo, you don't want to come across as a twat.

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BigWillieStyle is gonna tell you...

Posted July 23, 2014
Bill O'Chee presents the other side of the story in today's Brisbane Times. Newman strong, Labor weak, Newman possibly greatest man ever born, Labor rack up debt for the fun of it, that sort of thing. Sheesh.

Now if you'll pardon me, I'm off to the penis enlargement people. It's the only way I can land my dream girl, Jacqui Lambie.

Darth Greybeard is gonna tell you...

Posted July 23, 2014
Tough (strong?) choice there BWS. She also likes 'em rich so don't pay too much for the apinnadicktomy.

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Quokka mumbles...

Posted July 23, 2014
Let's not forget the superquarry they plan to foist upon the community at Tallebudgera. 300m from the nearest residence, in the middle of a wildlife habitat.

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Today's blunty is brought to you by di Bella coffee, lots of swearing, toothless crack whores and Cameron Atfield's big blue tick

Posted July 1, 2014 into Blunty by John Birmingham

At Blunty:

Can I just state for the record that I have lots more followers than The Cat and nobody from the Premier's office made anything of my offer to go gay for billionaire Apple tyrant Tim Cook, as long as there was a staff discount on a Mac Pro in it for me? Nobody complained about my appalling language, my frequent references to my bodily functions or my recurring habit of referring to News Limited trollumnists as toothless crack whores.

I am much worse than Cameron Atfield, Mr Premier, even if he does have a stupid blue tick. And you prove yourself unfit to govern by not recognising that.


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Lulu puts forth...

Posted July 1, 2014
Wow, di Bella's a real person? With actual responsibilities and stuff? From what little I'd heard, I thought it was all the work of some mischievously-created sock puppet.

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Darth Greybeard would have you know...

Posted July 1, 2014
It's surprising how many people have that blue tick. Natalie B, Annabelle Crabb, Phil Plait, Mark Colvin, Georgia Waters, Laurie Oakes, Spencer Howson, First Dog on the Moon, Jonathan Green, Dr Karl, Marieke Hardy, Virginia Trioli, Adam Savage, John Scalzi, and of course Cameron Atfield. Heck, even Katherine Feeney and Chewbacca have a Blue Tick.

But never mind John, I don't have one either. I guess it must be some comfort to know that?

w from brisbane reckons...

Posted July 1, 2014
First Dog on the Moon has a blue tick.
That's weird.
Who's next to get a blue tick?
...The Phantom...Daffy Duck?
I would want to be assured I was tweeting the real Daffy Duck.

Darth Greybeard mutters...

Posted July 1, 2014
First Dog is (as he'll happily tell you) Walkley Award-Winning cartoonist Andrew Marlton and quite real. And he owes me a book about whiskey and Tasmania.

Hey, you know who doesn't have a Walkley?

John Birmingham has opinions thus...

Posted July 2, 2014
You. You don't have Walkley you vicious old nut sack.

Halwes ducks in to say...

Posted July 2, 2014

You wont get a walkley or a blue tick if you engage in geriatric abuse. You have to suck up to those old people. They've got all the money.

Darth Greybeard swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted July 2, 2014
Showed that comment to my dear wife, expecting her to spring to my defense. I guess she might, when she's finished giggling.

Spanner swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted July 2, 2014
I wonder if I could get a blue tick? Probably not. My twunter account could be a parody account...heck my whole life is a parody account.

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Dave W mumbles...

Posted July 1, 2014
Can someone please explain what a blue tick is? You see, I know very little about the twitting.

NBlob puts forth...

Posted July 1, 2014
It is a verified account.
Birmo is a bit miffed that he hasn't been ticked.

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Dave W would have you know...

Posted July 1, 2014
Begging the question, what is a verified account?

NBlob mumbles...

Posted July 1, 2014
Twitter has spawned a rather strange range of mimics. From maliscous hate venting sock puppets (multiple accounts by one user) to rather strange comedy routines.
A verified account is one that twitter management has er verified to be held by a celeb or public figure.

Dave W is gonna tell you...

Posted July 1, 2014
Thanks nblob. I'm down with the zeitgeist, now.

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Bangar would have you know...

Posted July 1, 2014
So is the campaign to get Birmo a blue tick or stop same? Which will provide us the most entertainment ;)

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Spanner mutters...

Posted July 2, 2014
So you would totes reject the blue tick if they gave it to you? Cause you know keeping it real etc.

Start a new account without the blue tick?

Lulu puts forth...

Posted July 3, 2014
I don't know about the blue tick, but based on the recent news, about the panel which makes appointments to the ABC & SBS boards, I think JB will not be serving on either of those.

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tqft asserts...

Posted July 2, 2014
Almost posted a comment on that thread from work. Remembered I was a) working and b) where I was working.

Self censorship in action.

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Therbs asserts...

Posted July 2, 2014

Is a blue tick a parasite found on a blue heeler?

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BigWillieStyle is gonna tell you...

Posted July 2, 2014

Jeez. Why all the hating on JB just 'cos he doesn't have a Walkley? He's won several ARIA's, so that's something!

* checks Wikipedia just to be sure *

Oh. Wrong Birmingham. Sorry. Carry on.

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w from brisbane swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted July 2, 2014
The injustices meted out to JB, Australia's most unawarded author, continue to mount.
I don't relish bringing up a very painful episode from the past, but remember last year, JB's excitement about his upcoming award for running Australia's best blog. Then the fell news. JB not only inexplicably did not win the best Aus blog award, he didn't even win his own category 'Words and Writing'. The category was won by the winsome Stephanie Campisi and her charming but little-trafficked 'Read in a single sitting' blog of her reviews of nice books.
Now, I don't wish to point fingers, and I am not one to gossip, but looking at Ms Campisi's JB-beating, 2013 award-winning blog, I don't think she has posted anything since November last year. That's right! November last year!!!

insomniac has opinions thus...

Posted July 2, 2014
quality over quantity?

John Birmingham mumbles...

Posted July 2, 2014
She took the money and bought a fucking island. That bitch.

Hmm. Did I type that out loud?

w from brisbane mumbles...

Posted July 2, 2014
JB, not that far off, further research (looking at her twitter) would indicate that Ms Campisi is
currently in San Francisco, pending a permanent move!
Some might say, "She's taken the money and is doing a runner!"

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J-Rod Bliejie

Posted June 17, 2014 into Blunty by John Birmingham

It was only when I started going back through his press clips that I started to realise this guy might be the biggest arse hat in a Cabinet full of them.

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w from brisbane reckons...

Posted June 17, 2014
Jarrod Bleijie
I enjoy his few biographical details.
He lives on the Sunshine Coast but does not swim in salt water because he is scared of sharks.
He is an Elvis Presley impersonator whose favourite Elvis song is 'Blue Suede Shoes'.
He is the Attorney-General of Queensland.

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Dino not to be confused with mumbles...

Posted June 17, 2014
I've said it before and I'll say it again-
"I thought Joffrey was a construct"

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w from brisbane mumbles...

Posted June 17, 2014
Attorney-General Bleijie was the proud parent of the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act 2013. The VLAD Act. His legal experience is mainly as a conveyancer.
For these reasons, the Attorney-General tends to be known locally as Vlad the Conveyancer.

Rob mumbles...

Posted June 18, 2014
brilliant.

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Jimbo has opinions thus...

Posted June 17, 2014
Say what you will about his ability to be AG, he is one snappy dresser though...

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Anthony has opinions thus...

Posted June 18, 2014

Having met with your police minister, I think they're level pegging. If it wasn't so serious, the stuff happening under he VLAD act would be hilarious. I'm also informed that the correct Dutch pronunciation of his surname is B'liar. I so want that to be true.



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Dino not to be confused with ducks in to say...

Posted June 18, 2014
Halwes,
Of note Rozelle 1985.
And the pissweak effort of the only child.
She's gone.

Dino not to be confused with swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted June 18, 2014
OMFG,
I just went to the AbC Website!
You're there!
Chronology please?
Before or after my comments here?

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Some thoughts on working too much

Posted June 10, 2014 into Blunty by John Birmingham

There's a couple of things about the recent budget move to raise the retirement age to 70 that nobody is talking about. The number of workers aged over 50 who just can find work anyway because they're considered well past it.

But also the intensity of the work experience now. The way the so called work-life balance has tipped decisively in favour of work instead of life.

In a moment of delicious irony, I filed a Blunty about this very late last night.

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JG is gonna tell you...

Posted June 10, 2014
Seems to me that there is an imbalance in the workforce: either some people work too much, while others can't get enough work, if any.
As you said, JB, many people over 50 are considered 'past it' and they struggle to find a job. So many employers also have unrealistic expectations of years of specific experience for potential employees, even in base-level jobs, let alone in professional jobs.
The $10,000 carrot the Abbott government is introducing to hire workers over 50 is staggered over two years. An employer will get a couple of thousand after three months, a couple more a few months later of taking on an over-50 employee, etc.
Given the long time it takes to reap the $10,000 bonus, and the amount of unemployed youth who may be favoured over employing 'oldies', I don't think the bonus will do much good.
Pity more work can't be spread around: less hours for a greater number of people. I guess it comes down to irrational economics and a bottom dollar mentality: profit over people, patience, training, the cost of overheads, and leave.
JG

JG is gonna tell you...

Posted June 10, 2014
^ above should read '...lack if patience and training...'

Dino not to be confused with is gonna tell you...

Posted June 10, 2014
JG,
I've always advocated a four day working week.
Vote for me!
Productivity will improve!
Unemployment will improve!
Health will improve!
etc

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WarDog mumbles...

Posted June 10, 2014
Where's everyone entrepreneurial spirit? I'm thinking about employing both my parent in a new startup and splitting the $10,000 with them.

I predict a sharp uptake in the number of micro businesses employing over 50s. They might be a net drain on the federal coffers and may not actually produce any products or services, but look at all the new businesses. That's got to be good for the economy, right?

Dino not to be confused with puts forth...

Posted June 10, 2014
WarDog,
I'll be fifty in a few months.
If you can spot me the 10 000 dollars I'll go to Thailand and become a Woman.
When I get back IVF will give me 15 000 to have a baby.
Then I will expect 6 months off on 50% of my wage.
If you just give me 2000 dollars cash I will not proceed...
Either that or a really big television.

JG ducks in to say...

Posted June 10, 2014
Startup business and employ your parents. Terrific idea, WarDog.
JG

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Dave W mutters...

Posted June 10, 2014

My guess is that the working conditions for a whole bunch of sedentary middle class office drones are going to cause a whole bunch of health problems. Get outside, ride to work, go for a run at lunchtime, play touch football. All of these things will make the day go better and improve the work that we do anyway.


But if the boss works all day every day, then there can be a lot of pressure implied to always be available.

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Rob ducks in to say...

Posted June 10, 2014
I need saving from my office drone job. I earn way too much and do too little. It makes me feel guilty when I see people who work hard and get paid less than me. These golden handcuffs.....

insomniac has opinions thus...

Posted June 10, 2014
Rob? Are you me?

Rob asserts...

Posted June 11, 2014

or sharing the same stage in a Kafkaesque nightmare.

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Halwes reckons...

Posted June 11, 2014

Cut it out you two. I'm three quarters the way through reading Crime and Punishment again, after a thirty year break, and the whole "is Raskolnikov dreaming or isn't he? " thing is doing my head in yet again. At least this time I've got a russian friend who has explained the crazy way russian christian and family names work.

insomniac mutters...

Posted June 12, 2014
I did that a couple of months ago by audio book. I hadn't tried C&P in paper form but I imagine audio is a good way in to Russian stodge. Trouble is you can't see the names (or is that a good thing) and multiple names within families and characters can do your head in. The narrated voices helped keep track of people. Good story though. Keeps you on edge right up to the end.

Halwes reckons...

Posted June 12, 2014

Here is how I understand it. Rodion Romonavich Rasklnikov is Rodya ( pet name) to his mother and sisters and Raskolnikov is the surname of the male whereas the sisters and mothers surname is Raskolnikova. The mother is called Pulcheria Alexandrovna Raskolnikova. Where I got really confused was when the sister Avdotya Romanovna Raskolnikovna came into the story. Up until that point she had been referred to as Dounia or Dounushka and I thought that they were separate people but Dounia is the mothers and brothers pet name for Avdotya as Rodya is the pet name for Rodion. Gees it must be confusing being Russian. I did my head in years ago reading The Gulag archipeligo and A day in the life of Ivan Denisovitch and didn't intend going back for a second bite but you are right, C&P is a terrific read if you can follow the characters names.

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Kids on planes

Posted April 29, 2014 into Blunty by John Birmingham

Tracey Spicer debuted with a cracking blog at BT yesterday. I disagreed with every word, but by God you can't disagree with the traffic stats. So I replied.

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pi mumbles...

Posted April 29, 2014

Trace wins tha interwebs. That's some serious traffic there.

But seriously... I think she's watching a little bit too much foxnews.

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Halwes has opinions thus...

Posted April 29, 2014

I was thinking exactly the same thing although I always carry earplugs on flights anyway. One particularly good bit of earplug work was on a flight from Brisbane to Cairns last year. As I saw a family with very small children and a baby moving towards me, I held my breath and hoped that they fucked off further up the back but no such luck. They sat right next to me across the aisle. I'd had a huge night on the piss and pot at Albion Park trots followed up by a pockets emptying trip to the casino and had had no sleep at all. I was rooted, in a comatose kind of way, and could barely keep my eyes open. Until of course, as we taxied out, the baby decides to start screaming it's head off. I reached into my pocket and took out my earplugs while surrounding passengers looked on enviously. The baby was screaming all the way to Cairns ( poor little bugger) but I was able to doze all the way with the baby screaming right next to my ear. The mother apologised when we got to Cairns but I wasn't affected at all. Actually I was well enough to hit the Reef casino for the afternoon session. It is sad though that we are all considered pedophiles. I've looked after little kids all my life. My own kids friends have always been safe at our house as have my grandkids friends. Years of service for youth groups and school councils counts for nothing though when somebody who doesn't know you sees you talking to a child and yells "dirty old man" I love the snotty little brats though. Just not when I'm flying.

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Murphy asserts...

Posted April 29, 2014

Nice of her to get that crack in there about Kansas and child molesters. But did the flight really originate in Kansas?

Or did it originate in Missouri? Because folks outside of the Midwest fuck up that Kansas City thing all the time by assuming that Kansas City is completely in Kansas.

Just sayin'.

And yeah, it is sexist. It is the sort of crap I get to deal with at the pool when I lifeguard. Why, I must be there for reasons other than the need for a job and this silly notion that I enjoy saving lives.

That said, yes, please move the screaming, mewling little monster to a holding cell at the back of the plane. Preferably a soundproofed one and pour me a couple of doubles neat, even if it is that colored water they call Jack Daniels.

Thanks.

Murph

On the Outer Marches

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Lulu mutters...

Posted April 29, 2014

This is just what airlines do. One idiot tried to bomb a plane with explosives in his footwear, and the next time I went through Heathrow I had to take my shoes off in security, exposing embarrassing sock-holes. We're all treated like potential terrorists because of one (thanfully unsuccesful) attempt. I could manage some retrospective outrage but really I can't be bothered.

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Blarkon swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted April 29, 2014

It's not just kids on planes - our society doesn't trust kids around men.

Halwes would have you know...

Posted April 29, 2014

I think Ms Spicer is right in one regard though. Most child abusers are men. Society doesn't trust us anymore because many of our fellow men are letting the side down and the rest of us are too spooked by the ridiculous legal system to take the appropriate action against them. I think it's time that we, as men, started dealing with these mongrels harshly and without any sympathy. Proven child sexual abuse should be a death penalty offence in my opinion but it never will be so we need to act ourselves. Does Daniel Morcombes killer, who seriously abused a young boy and left him to die a year before he killed Daniel, deserve to live.? I say no.

Quokka is gonna tell you...

Posted April 29, 2014

Society may have a valid point. I was raised by a single father after my mother died & just look how I turned out.

Blarkon has opinions thus...

Posted April 29, 2014

Stats are that the most likely killer of a child under 5 is the child's mother. It's not a figure that comes out much because it doesn't fit our cultural narrative about "mothers being safe". Certainly not something that Spicer is willing to consider.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2174580/

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Dave W has opinions thus...

Posted April 29, 2014

Sadly, it's a different Dave, W.

Cheers,

Dave W.

Murphy would have you know...

Posted April 29, 2014

Wow, tried to move him away from his own kids.

What fuckwits.

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Shifty Tourist mutters...

Posted April 29, 2014

"Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking kids on this motherfucking plane!"

- Samuel L. Jackson, Kids on a Plane 2: Open wide for the Aeroplane Mother Fucker., (Released Christmas 2012)

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Transcient puts forth...

Posted April 29, 2014

True, the whole thing has left me pretty distressed - the idea that assumptions could be made about me based purely on my gender and age.

damian asserts...

Posted May 3, 2014

There's a sort of penny-dropping sound in there somewhere isn't there? :)

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Halwes puts forth...

Posted April 30, 2014

Two kids attacked in Queensland today. Police still looking for the attacker. Societies get judged on how they treat their young people and their old people. At the moment we don't seem to be looking after either too well.

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Steve swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted May 3, 2014

Try being a male primary school teacher. Those poor guys not only have to deal with everyone elses' brats, they also get to be called weirdos and paedophiles behind their back and to their face.

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Big strong muscly choices

Posted April 17, 2014 into Blunty by John Birmingham

Wasn't sure if this metaphor would hold up for 500 words. But it did. Cos I got metaphor muscles.

Wasn't sure I could even get 500 words out of the state gubbermint's stupid Strong Choices website. Until I realised just how stupid it was.

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pi has opinions thus...

Posted April 17, 2014

awesome pic

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mumbles...

Posted April 17, 2014

The pic is great, but - once again - I ran to the Instrument just to realize I had no idea what is going on.

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Therbs ducks in to say...

Posted April 17, 2014

Neither do I Paul, neither do I. I think its a Queensland thing.

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pi mutters...

Posted April 17, 2014

think 'florida'

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w from brisbane has opinions thus...

Posted April 17, 2014

To explain, it's a fairly standard scenario. Our right wing state government has manufactured a bogus financial crisis. Needless to say, they reckon the 'rational' solution to the fake crisis would be the transfer of wealth from the people to the plutocracy. In this case, an asset sell-off.

Yes, the financial situation is so critical they are embarking on a massive multi-million dollar marketing blitz the like of which the battered local citizenry has not previously seen. Using every conventional and black art technique of PR trickery, this is proceeding under the wartime banner of Strong Choices.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted April 17, 2014

Thanks for the 'splanation, W.

It comforts me not at all that you lot are letting this happen in much the same way and for the same reasons we let it happen here.

pi ducks in to say...

Posted April 17, 2014

We learn from the masters.

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JG mutters...

Posted April 17, 2014

Very clever. I love your ingenious writing style/s, JB. Once again, you make me laugh.

So the banana Prem and poincy Prem are together in bed, threshing out the black hole debt on roids, mouths foaming in anticipation at further cuts. Whip that cash good, fellas. Can't wait for the bedding down of the diehard state and federal budgets.

Oh yeah.

Joanna

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Dino not to be confused with puts forth...

Posted April 17, 2014

CSIRO told me part of my problem is Mercury, in the physical life support system.

Am formulating treatment.

And

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Halwes mumbles...

Posted April 17, 2014

I'm not sure that I would screw around with these people. I have bad, fairly recent memories of the politicisation of the police force which seems to be at plague proportions at this time right across our country. All it takes now is for some idiot to yell " law and order" and a shitload of crap seems to descend from the heavens and fall directly on the heads of the underdogs. You remember how it was. The proof will be when the premiers' moneygrubbing mates, and there are plenty of them, form a private consortium and legally steal public assets. Who needs to keep on winning elections when your mates are rich and grateful but by then we'll have been well and truly scalped.

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Dino not to be confused with ducks in to say...

Posted April 17, 2014

I unserstand you have a wife and kids now JB.

"Free Speech" was a wank from your youth.

Dino not to be confused with puts forth...

Posted April 17, 2014

You better keep me fkn Alive

John Birmingham has opinions thus...

Posted April 17, 2014

Part of free speech is not drowning out other voices Dino. And that's what you're doing, which is why I've been culling your comments.

Dino not to be confused with ducks in to say...

Posted April 17, 2014

Fairnuff,

Gave Joanna a 'ahrd time'. No one one else.

I will drown out no one any more.

Dino not to be confused with is gonna tell you...

Posted April 17, 2014

And PAuls Adviice to DIVerSify?

Too Late.

My suggestion is you stay right where you are.

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Dino not to be confused with would have you know...

Posted April 17, 2014

well the coppers and the Law are gonna come to my place.

First Draught- On the front wall-

Steve next door is a Fuckwit

Warwick next door to him is a liar who spends time with 'childcare' on a Tuesday.

Fellatio not Horatio my anus.

Ben acroos the road uses dogs to pleasure the bitch from Israel who says she's from Brazil.

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Posted April 18, 2014

JB, I had a go last night after a few beers and solved the State's budget pretty easily. What I did was make the big mines pay some tax then fucked over all the pensioners by getting rid of all thier benefits. After all those baby boomers are fucking over us Gen Xs by destroying the pension system and making us xers work till we are 90 so I didn't feel any sypathy whatsoever.

I did like the statements that higher mining taxes might make mining companies move. What a load of bullshit, what are they going to do move the coal!!!

With the money I saved I bought some land for conversation and spent some money on education and training.

It is a ridiculous push polling stunt, but expect to see more in the future as we have polls described as consultation and democracy.

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