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    • Gregg says:

      05:22am | 27/12/12

      Whatever makes you tick and queue eh!
      And then I wonder whether Myers have to get a council permit or whatever to put up their barricades across a public walkway and who would be liable for injuries.

      Me, I’ll just wait another four hours for the cricket and see if Clarkeys hamstring goes the distance.

    • Aghast says:

      08:43am | 27/12/12

      As Tony Abbott said- “It is better to seek forgiveness than to ask permission” (IDIOT !)

    • Jaqui says:

      11:05am | 27/12/12

      @Aghast: Actually you will find that quote belongs to one Grace Hopper, the part in brackets I assume belongs to you.

    • Aghast says:

      05:31pm | 27/12/12

      @jaqui
      thank you for trip down wikipedia lane ..Quiet a Lady ....I wonder if Tony knew the quote he pinched was from a very smart glass ceiling busting lady Would he have used the it.\????

    • Jaqui says:

      06:57pm | 27/12/12

      @Aghast: That is “quite a lady” not “quiet a lady”, I believe the assumption I made has now been confirmed.

    • acotrel says:

      05:25am | 27/12/12

      As Tony Abbott said -  ’ they should just get over it, and move on’ !
      (cheeky sod !)

    • Derrick says:

      06:05am | 27/12/12

      Expect action any day against Rabbott and Poodle boy Pyne when the Libs realize they cant win any election any where as long as they are in the party. They will be DUMPED and the Libs will still loose because they never should have sold the farm to head to Canberra. Mrs Gillard continues to shine as the statesman she is. As usual the people will not see until its to late ! Bullshit as usual Libs ! ! !

    • Derrick says:

      06:18am | 27/12/12

      When all the other suck holes and @&$heads and ****s are winging and having a go at Mr Swan for the deficit that DR NO has caused I speak on behalf of every aussie working man who thinks he is doing a good job and saved us from the recession in 2007. We made this country and we know a hero when we see it. He is a good bloke and any man at my work place would shout him a beer in a second. On the other hand if the Libs came on site .. not a pretty site !

    • jaki says:

      08:37am | 27/12/12

      You might speak for every little whining, bitchy half-wit but you definitely don’t speak for any Aussie working men. You’re no man.

    • gnome says:

      09:00am | 27/12/12

      Libs not welcome in the sheltered workshop?

    • TM says:

      09:03am | 27/12/12

      He’s flat speaking as a person!

    • Jaqui says:

      11:09am | 27/12/12

      I am an Aussie working woman so thank god you don’t speak for me.

      I would like for you to explain to us in detail how exactly someone who isn’t running the government has the unique ability to send it this country into the worst debt it has ever shouldered.
      You know considering the opposition left them with 40billion in the wallet to spend.

    • Andrew says:

      11:48am | 27/12/12

      I am a labor supporter mostly but really some of you guys here trying to defend the ALP really do more harm then good.

      Tony Abbott didn’t cause the deficit, however, the ALP had little to do with it as well, a deficit would have happened regardless it is only the potential actions to deal with it that is different.

      Perhaps instead of trying to say really stupid things you start trying to do your side some favours by actually making a rational and coherant arguement as to why things are not as bad as the opposition makes out. it isn’t that hard.

      Instead of just hyperventilating and doing what the liber mob on this site do, actually take the higher ground instead of just abuse. This goes to the phantom and Acotrel as well who i always thinks despite his best intentions does more harm than good.

      Instead lets raise the crazy concept of direct action (which if it was done by the ALP than the right wing would be frothing at the mouth over), asking how can a coalition government reduce income generating measures, increase spending measures, give out tax cuts and also get the budget back into surplus quicker without making big cuts to typical high cost areas such as health, defence and education or will it not do as it is promising? What will the coalition do if (probably when unfortunatley) they get into government? How will Tony stop the boats and will he hold himself to his own standards and make a big song and dance about lying if the boats actually don’t stop (which is the more likely scenario)? After all, he has promised to stop the boats, or will he just say circumstances are different?

      There are so many areas to target and attack the coalition but you alp hacks on here just can’t make a rational and coherant arguement which is another ALP problem i have to say as a whole.

    • acotrel says:

      11:58am | 27/12/12

      @Jaqui
      ‘this country into the worst debt it has ever shouldered.
      You know considering the opposition left them with 40billion in the wallet to spend’

      It might be convenient to pretend that the GFC never happened, but that is not the reality.  And idiots who advocate belt tightening under the current paradigm are dangerous to every single one of us.

    • LJ Dots says:

      01:00pm | 27/12/12

      Andrew, as a swinging voter (who, I admit, does not support this Government) - very well said.

      There needs to be more Labor supporters of your ilk posting comments. It never ceases to amaze me that the style of poster you refer to (from both sides) actually believe they are helping their ‘team’.

      In this case though, I suspect Derrick is a liberal with a major in sarcasm. I thought he may have been genuine at first, but the clincher was the idea working men would love to have a beer with Swanny, (coz Swannys my mate), that brought him undone. The idea is too preposterous to take seriously.

    • Gregg says:

      01:09pm | 27/12/12

      @Andrew
      ” How will Tony stop the boats and will he hold himself to his own standards and make a big song and dance about lying if the boats actually don’t stop (which is the more likely scenario)? After all, he has promised to stop the boats, or will he just say circumstances are different? “
      We already have some pundits saying well, you have LNP policy in place ( which is not totally true - no TPVs ) ( and now we have the added enticement of entry into the community and welfare payments ) and the boats have not stopped, this even being proclaimed by various media people.
      When you look at the situation in full reality, you will find that the initial PS with TPVs took about two years to have effect in the message getting through so expectations already of the boats being stopped are just sheer stupidity.
      And yes, then there are changed circumstances, the couple of thousand per months for some months recently as against a couple of thousand a year so getting any measurable impact will likely take even longer.
      I agree with some of the other comments on posters.

    • sunny says:

      02:47pm | 27/12/12

      Aw come on it’s pretty obvious that ‘Derrick’ is a Liberal troll posing as a Labor troll. Gets some people nice and riled up with throwaway emotive bullshit about the Libs and watch people’s anger all get directed at Labor.

      There’s a lot of this ‘Trojan Trolling’ on here lately. Sneaky sneaky, definitely not in the rules of cricket.

    • Jaqui says:

      04:13pm | 27/12/12

      @acotrel: It might be convenient to pretend that the mining boom never happened, but that is not the reality (regardless of the fact that Gillard and co. have screwed that up royally also).  And idiots who advocate spending us into further debt are dangerous to every single one of us. Take a look at Europe if you need further proof.

    • nihonin says:

      06:21am | 27/12/12

      Retail sales are like Macca’s ‘value meals’, spending good money on supposedly discounted shit, you don’t actually need to survive.

    • acotrel says:

      07:36am | 27/12/12

      So ‘business confidence ’ is a bad thing ?  Abbott and Hockey have done everything in their power to destroy it !
      Like all those smears - another FIZZER !

    • TChong says:

      07:07am | 27/12/12

      Gerry Anderson on his way to Tracey Island in the Sky ( or Thunderbird 5).
      AS kids , my brothers and mates were obsessed with the vehicles and gadgets of The Thunderbirds, UFO, Captain Scarlett, Space 1999 and the like.
      Great detailed models of tracors , trucks,spaceships, planes , etc and in each episode several were usually blown to bits.
      Yes- we wanted to be the guys who got to place the bungers and light the fuse.
      They were great shows , that made lots of little boys ( and girls) very happy .

    • Gregg says:

      07:36am | 27/12/12

      @Chongy
      Ah, there you are and hope you had a good Xmas.
      You called me on a typo and racism yesterday to which I got in a late response between cricket overs, thus
      ” @Chongy
      First off I have not said Mrs Carr is of either Malaysian or Cambodian descent but asian and last time I looked at an atlas, not that I needed to, both Malaysia and Cambodia are in Asia.

      Senator Carr has been to the fore in defending the hundreds of thousands of taxpayer $$$$ that taking his wife with him on all trips abroad is costing Australian taxpayers.

      That she has an Asian background is why I have mentioned being better placed (sarcasm )
      Where’s the typo or racism? “

      So I’ll give you the opportunity to explain your claim.

    • TChong says:

      07:57am | 27/12/12

      gregg
      i wasnt the only one to be a little surprised with your post yesterday,but unlike others i didnt seek to claim any unpleasnt motives on your part.
      I was actually defending yiu , from what others said in response.
      And you wish to pursue the issue ?
      Give it a rest.

    • Gregg says:

      08:21am | 27/12/12

      @Chongy!
      Come on man, you actually labelled my post racist!
      ” So Gregg
      All asians are the same?
      Is it the eye lid, the black hair, or their fondness for rice or noodles?
      ( sarcasm intended)
      Helen ( Carr) is Malaysian, not Cambodian.
      I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt of a massive typo.
      Your posts arent usually so shallow, or racist “

      The last word there by you and as for the others posting, irrelevant water off a ducks back.

      I do not take having posts labelled racist too likely and you have the opportunity to retract.

    • TChong says:

      09:36am | 27/12/12

      Gregg -Apologies for yestday, I intended humor as well as defending you.
      My post was poorly worded, but then again, yours wasnt exactly worth recording for posterity, either.
      Replies and responses get archived with the article, because, to be honest ,who cares?
      So,  what is your next step going to be ?
      Are you going to challenge me to a fight behind the bike shed when schools out?
      You really need to learn to let go.

      Sorry Punch Team, + Punchers for this embarrasing carry on.
      No further comment about this from me.

    • Gregg says:

      10:45am | 27/12/12

      So where’s the bike shed!

    • Troy Flynn says:

      01:28pm | 27/12/12

      F.A.B. TChong, F.A.B.

    • Gregg says:

      07:31am | 27/12/12

      For The Punch Team and whomever is moderating
      If you were hoping for a new paradigm of beauty in the days leading up to the NY and into it, a beauty borne of sheer ugliness as Rob told us all, I doubt that our relatively new poster Der Rick Derrick is really one to have up near point duty.

      Sure, anything is supposed to be OK and even Chongy was calling me out yesterday for his claimed racism and typos which did not exist if he re-reads what I posted re Cambodia land clearing, but Derrick is something else again and hopefully I thought we could collectively aspire to something better, like at least debating facts rather than just posting inane abusive stuff.

    • OverIt says:

      11:07am | 27/12/12

      Gregg, Derrick has to be trolling.  His posts are just “Gillard is wonderful, Abbott sucks, rant, rant rant” without any actual substance or even topic to debate. Best ignored.

    • vox says:

      11:08am | 27/12/12

      What a shame some people seem to want to make the rules for others to follow but fail so abysmally themselves.
      I found Derrick’s offering succinct and to the point!
      I also discovered, (I have friends), that the explanation Truss gave about the shortage of money means that Abbott’s lie about fixing the roads cannot be achieved. But didn’t Abbott know that money was short? He tells us every day that such is the case. Either Truss is telling porkies or Abbott and Pyne and Hockey are liars but they sure as hell can’t all be telling the truth.
      By the way, the Surf Lifesaving rules say that scanty briefs cannot be worn when patrolling the beach, or at any S.L.A function, so that blows the heroic lifesaver crap out of the water. And all of those morons who protested our ridicule of his childish posing are again left with egg on their collective blank faces.

    • Gregg says:

      11:48am | 27/12/12

      @Voxy,
      Wow, all you’ve got is Tony in speedos is it and you were even out with it the other day too if I remember rightly!
      ” By the way, the Surf Lifesaving rules say that scanty briefs cannot be worn when patrolling the beach, or at any S.L.A function, so that blows the heroic lifesaver crap out of the water. “
      Yes, surf life savers do wear boardies or whatever they might be called when on patrol these days and I assume unless they were going out on a board or in a rubbie duckie they would quickly discard them for speedos beneath when swimming.

      You might even find that photos of Tony in speedos have been taken about the time is either entering or leaving the water, whether he having been doing so in association with a SLSA club or a competition event etc.
      It hardly matters and so who is proposing heroic life saver crap though I must admit there have been many occasions when life saving has been exactly that.
      As for Der rick , it does seem appropriate you share the vox pox.

      How pathetic!

    • John says:

      07:45am | 27/12/12

      Shopping is an illness. If you guys don’t own your house out right and have all your debts paided off, you shouldn’t be shopping.

    • Michael says:

      08:17am | 27/12/12

      Grocery shopping? pretty sure the need to eat trumps your BS position John, no physical need to have or pay a mortgage to survive.
      Easy to forget that we live in a society we made, nature couldn’t care less about it.

    • Aghast says:

      09:14am | 27/12/12

      Tony Abbott is making a big mistake trotting Margie out as some sort of election winning aid.Beside her for the Christmas message as she displayed her relaxed calm confident self Tony focuses attention to his awkward public manner and his lack of confidence.
      Tony joked in that patronising male macho way of his that Marg would make a better leader….Guess what Tony….you do on occasion get it right…no joke.
      If the party ever manage to get Abbotts electoral neighbour Bronwyn Bishop to get her nose out the trough and stop bludging on her electorate I reckon Marge would be a standup start.
      Bronwyn could retire and make hair spray commercials for the aged.

    • John says:

      11:09am | 27/12/12

      Michael, don’t know mate. But life seems screwed. You can get mortgage and do 9 to 5 and watch you life just go by, or just avoid the mortgage and live. Then again, you can’t really live when have to keep on worrying about pay rent, either way you go your screwed.

      I’ve decided to work hard and save my ass off, and just totally extremely cut spending, life of 10 dollars of food a week, cut electricity, cut water. I want out of this self perpetuated slavery of paying, rent, mortgages always fearing for a job. I hate materialism, I’m in it for just essentials, I despise shopping, perpetuated slavery.

      I think extreme savings, extreme cutting of spending is the way to go, and buy the cheapest roof over you head, to get out of this depressing system. forget about by car’s, forget about night’s out, forget about beer, screw it all.

    • the phantom says:

      09:39am | 27/12/12

      Abbott is ignorant, he’s arrogant, he’s stupid in all ways but one: he’s immensly shrewd about the Oz people. Particularly the less intelligent half of Australia.
      They’re very happy with him, in that,they realise how stupid he is, but find him inspirational and they say to themselves:
      ‘Wonderful… if that stupid guy can be opposition leader …
      then so can I’

    • Angry God of Townsville says:

      10:07am | 27/12/12

      phant, you say that the less intelligent half of Australia is happy with Abbott, and yet, here you are angry at him. You do irony rather well.

    • acotrel says:

      12:07pm | 27/12/12

      So treating people as though they are wood ducks is ‘immensely shrewd’ ?
      I suggest it is simply a matter of bogans love boofheads !

    • the phantom says:

      09:52am | 27/12/12

      For how much longer can the NOalition get by using bluff, blunder and bullshi t as there economic
      management tools?????????????????????????

    • Paul says:

      11:01am | 27/12/12

      I don’t know but 5 years is going to be tough to beat.

    • the phantom says:

      09:54am | 27/12/12

      The NOalition has promised to stop the spending and cut the debt, if it is elected. Will this be done by cutting services to the public, which are already stretched and targeting welfare recipients like the Howard Government did? If your answer is no, how will it be done?

    • Gregg says:

      11:52am | 27/12/12

      Any chance you can let me know where you can get those phantom rings these days?

    • acotrel says:

      12:03pm | 27/12/12

      targeting welfare recipients like the Howard Government did?

      He targeted the disability pensioners.  Most of those on Centrelink pensions had been hived off from Workcover. - People injured in workplace accidents.  Whose negligence were we paying for ?

    • the phantom says:

      09:56am | 27/12/12

      Q Please explain how the Torys are going to deliver Tax cuts at he same time as reducing goverment spending and slashing inconme by getting rid of the carbon Tax.
      A.??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
      hello————————still waiting

    • Jaqui says:

      11:27am | 27/12/12

      @the phantom: Clearly you are a pommie and therefore a foreigner to this country so I will explain something simple to you.

      There are no Torys here in Australia!

    • Gregg says:

      12:09pm | 27/12/12

      Yeah, well there is Tory Mac and Tory Shepherd and between the two of them, well one Tory, maybe both love their tucker so don’t go expecting too much reduction in spending and certainly as the government has discovered, not everything works as planned or maybe they do not know what planning means!

      You see, they started out spending like there was no tomorrow and maybe their planning was based on that Mayan stuff, like it May’n then?
      And in conjunction with all that spending came a heap of extra borrowing and now they are giving some thought to being a tad responsible and thinking about not leaving all the debt for our children, theirs and theirs etc.
      Only trouble is they have found you need income to pay for not just your existing spending but you need to have a heap left over to pay for the borrowings.
      They have since had to resort to slashing spending, especially as their taxation planning has been found wanting and I suppose all up, all you can say is what a mess, not even able to be consistent with annual budgetting and we’re up to about version four now, no doubt some more excuses and more versions to come.

      So even with two Torys, do not hold your breath and you do need to realise that it does take time with a responsible change of heading to bring a lumbering ship around on to a new course and then maintain that for a smooth journey.
      You might find a lot of the Carbon Tax has been promised to expenditure that would not occur without it and then reducing government expenditure in general does mean with a set revenue that funds can be allocated where more needed, perhaps even causing some private economy expenditure.

      Certainly, there will be many people who will have a renewed confidence once seeing that there is an alternative way of life to borrowing and spending other peoples money only to have a heap of interest to repay.

      So yep, all this will take time, no miracles and you might just have to wait a bit and if that is too tough, suppose it’ll be tough titties for you.

    • the phantom says:

      01:56pm | 27/12/12

      Jaqui says@
      No darling sorry to disappont————I am true blue red bloodied hard working Aussie bloke. I call them Torys because of there arrogant, pompous far right wing conservative born to rule mentality.

    • Jaqui says:

      03:40pm | 27/12/12

      @the phantom: I still think you are mistaken, firstly they are as far away from a right wing party as you could be, the fact that you support such a far left bunch of commies doesn’t mean that the center left Liberals are anywhere near what you describe. Hell they are further left than Obama and his lot of merry lefties.
      As for the “born to rule”, well that title truly belongs to the Labor party since the only way you can become someone in the Labor party is if you were personally selected by mates to be a union thug, then moved on from there into the main stream Labor party. This succession plan doesn’t exist in the Liberal party clearly.

      And finally, you claim far rightism be assigned to the British Tory party, this just shows your complete and utter lack of intelligence since again the British Tory party is nowhere near far right, that title belongs to the BNP.

      Now we understand how you could get these all so horribly wrong considering your support for such a dropkick bunch of lefties.

    • Martin H says:

      06:35pm | 27/12/12

      “firstly they are as far away from a right wing party as you could be”

      Jaqui - With respect, you are either a troll or just plain stupid…

      Tony Abbott is closer to the far right than John Howard was and that is saying something.

      Your comments are good for a giggle though, so well done.

    • sunny says:

      11:05am | 27/12/12

      Is this why they call it Boxing Day - when two bargain-crazy women get into a fight over the last half priced tablecloth in a Myers bargain bin, in the spirit of the season they forgo “tooth and nail” and use the Queensbury Rules instead?

    • sunny says:

      12:45pm | 27/12/12

      pa_kelvin - an update on that story, a Cabinet Spokesman in a recent press conference to clarify the government’s position, stated the following:

      “BRAINS! .. BRAAAINS! .. BRAAAAAAAINS! .. “

      He didn’t field any follow-up questions from the press gallery, leaving their policy on the issue mostly undisclosed, but reading between the lines of that statement I would say there’s going to be a huge market for a Zombie Zapper (you’re always ahead of the curve on these things I wish I had the same business nous). Let me know if you need startup capital because I’m always looking to diversify my portfolio.

    • pa_kelvin says:

      01:44pm | 27/12/12

      @sunny… Start up capital would be good… I could then work on making it portable… (its a real pain having to drag around 100metre extension leads), maybe even make it a bit lighter…
      Still need some Zombies to test it on too…........ smile

    • sunny says:

      02:36pm | 27/12/12

      Just don’t cross the streams!

    • pa_kelvin says:

      04:03pm | 27/12/12

      I was thinking of a Light Saber thingy, but I think thats allready been done… smile

    • Achmed says:

      01:23pm | 27/12/12

      I look forward to 2013.  Election year.  Will Abbott and the Libs actually produce the costings for their policies? Or will they use the same dodgy figures from last time?  Will Abbott use the Parliamentary Budget Office set up by Howard to do the costing?  Will Abbott stick to his promise to return to a surplus in his first term?  Will he stand by his promise not to introduce any new taxes or tax increases?  Oops, already broke that one with his 2% increase to pay for maternity leave.  Will he talk to Indonesia about his “turn the boats back” policy?

    • Christine says:

      02:04pm | 27/12/12

      Will Labour actually release their policies and costings for the ensuing three year term?  Will labour advise how they will fund their policies and within what time frame? How many more taxes will Labour implement during that term without advising the public before the election?  Will labour stand by any promises or will they be dodgy like last time?  What will labour do about the boats and the cost blow outs?

      Is labour going to gag everyone else except themselves with ugly name calling?  Are labour supporters like Acrotel, Derrick and Phantom going to be allowed to continue with their hateful name calling through the Punch? Sadly, the three of them seem to be clones with the similarityin their pattern of writing and need to dump on everyone else.

    • ZSRenn says:

      02:49pm | 27/12/12

      If they do post their costings will you two guys be as forgiving as you are to Swann for his massive blowouts in every budget he has produced.  I don’t think so!

      All you can do is Abbott bash as you have no defense of the horrible job Gillard is doing.

      (What happened to my other previously posted comment?)

    • Yon Toad says:

      01:35pm | 27/12/12

      Has anyone else discovered that the unix sysadmins of today are to system administration as a brick is to flight?

    • NikRaf of Victoria says:

      01:47pm | 27/12/12

      just seen a news file about some one staying in bed with a woman and watching the cricket and only giving the woman a cuddle he twitted i bet if he twitted he farted that same hews media would be all over it

    • the phantom says:

      02:56pm | 27/12/12

      Lucky it was cricket they where watching————-had it been Baseball he may have scored a home run!——————lucly man

    • Luc Belrose says:

      02:57pm | 27/12/12

      Fed Labor must be planning a Xmas style elections for 2013 to raise their reduced poll support now and expected during 2013. I feel election promises costing billions of borrowed dollars will be dangled in front of the voters to counter the Abbott election program which will probably reflect the Campbell Newman rigorous budget style to reduce the ballooning national Labor debts.

    • PJ says:

      03:10pm | 27/12/12

      A think tank report from Civitas in the UK has confirmed all the feared effects carbon taxes have on the industries of western style economies that impose them.

      - 70,000 British jobs are at risk as a direct result of carbon reduction targets.
      - The policies have pushed up the cost of energy.
      - The policies have threaten the vital mineral industries.
      - the policies have effected indirectly related industries cement, chemicals, glass, ceramics and steel.
      - The Aluminium industry has been ‘virtually eradicated.’

      The above disasters are all blamed on carbon related policies, which penalise ‘energy-intensive’ industries for emitting too much carbon dioxide.

      These Industries that employ 70,000 people are being driven overseas where there are less stringent targets.

      The loss of these industries and jobs offshore deliver no overall environmental benefits.

      The Civitas study claims the only way to save the £400billion-a-year industry is to scrap plans to fine firms which produce too much carbon dioxide.

      The UK Government is being asked to exempt such companies from the climate change levy.

      The UK Government is being asked to abandon its ‘unachievable’ target of generating 20 per cent of electricity by renewable methods by 2020.

      As they face a credit down grading and continued recession, my guess is they will comply with the report.

      Do not these same pending economic disasters ring true here in Australia as well?

    • pa_kelvin says:

      04:06pm | 27/12/12

      What would a day of Punching be without PJ ???

    • Shane From Melbourne says:

      04:37pm | 27/12/12

      Solution is simple- go ahead with the carbon tax and also implement carbon tariffs….

    • sunny says:

      04:55pm | 27/12/12

      PJ - An article in The Guardian about that study said Civitas recommended moving to a carbon tax instead of an ETS.

      “Civitas contends that the UK should renege on its commitments under both the trading scheme and the government’s renewables obligation, and replace these with a carbon tax used to fund low-carbon electricity generation – specifically nuclear power.”

      So Civitas recognises the need to reduce emissions and says do it with a carbon tax. You seem to have left that little gem out of your post.

    • Martin H says:

      06:40pm | 27/12/12

      PJ - How is the price of iron ore looking? Far better than your projections, plus I see that the Chinese economy is far better off than most Punch experts predicted.

    • Christine says:

      05:26pm | 27/12/12

      @Aghast
      Regarding your comment earlier today about Tony and Margie Abbott, you seem alarmed by just how great this husband and wife team looked. As a successful married couple who have raised daughters and stood the test of time, they certainly look the part of Prime Minister and Prime MInister’s wife.  They are both intelligent, strong , caring , respectful and complement each other in a good way.  I would like to see more of Margie because if the Coalition are successful at the next election, I think she would make a great PM’s wife.  Her concern and care for children is admirable as is her inner strength.  John Howard had great support from his wife and I could see Margie providing the same great support to Tony.

    • Martin H says:

      06:45pm | 27/12/12

      Margie / Tony - No need to hide behind fake names.

    • Shane From Melbourne says:

      06:54pm | 27/12/12

      What medication are you on?

    • stephen says:

      06:01pm | 27/12/12

      ‘Burp’.

      Sorry, must be - ‘hic’ - Christmas.

 

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Tim says:

They should update other things in the game too. Instead of a get out of jail free card, they should have a Dodgy Lawyer card that not only gets you out of jail straight away but also gives you a fat payout in compensation for daring to arrest you in the first place. Instead of getting a hotel when you… [read more]

From: A guide to summer festivals especially if you wouldn’t go

Kel says:

If you want a festival for older people or for families alike, get amongst the respectable punters at Bluesfest. A truly amazing festival experience to be had of ALL AGES. And all the young "festivalgoers" usually write themselves off on the first night, only to never hear from them again the rest of… [read more]

Gentle jabs to the ribs

Superman needs saving

Superman needs saving

Can somebody please save Superman? He seems to be going through a bit of a crisis. Eighteen months ago,… Read more

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