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The shoe-throwing d*ckhead

The dreadlocked rats tail says it all - dickhead!

This is the mindless git who threw his shoes at former Prime Minister John Howard  on the live ABC Q&A show last night.

He missed.

Well, to be fair, it was a pretty limp-wristed effort and he didn’t seem to be aiming.

My guess is he’s a Greens supporter. Whatever – he’s an idiot and has just set the cause of the left backwards.

And I’m not the only one who thinks it was inappropriate

Regardless of what you think of Howard sending us to Iraq – which was the git’s reason for throwing his shoes – this is Australia, dickhead, and unlike Iraq we are civilised over here and we don’t go around assaulting our politicians.

Do it with words, not with your stinking Dunlop Volleys or whatever they were.


  1. Iain Hall says:

    Well said Socky!!!
    I did not see the program but as I awoke this morning I heard the report about it on the radio. It sounds like the whole thing was a shambles

  2. Redneck says:

    Judging by the unwashed look of the labor leftie who threw the shoes maybe it could be classed as a chemical attack.

  3. Redneck says:

    Stupid left wing idiot cant even follow his own rules. Alinsky says you should dress up wash and shave yourself look like one of them then throw your shoes.

  4. […] was good to see John Howard last night on Q&A, in spite of the controversies which Iain and Sockpuppet have mentioned, because it was powerful reminder of how […]

  5. SockPuppet says:

    “you should dress up wash and shave yourself look like one of them then throw your shoes.”

    Ah – that would explain why rednecks don’t throw shoes. All that soap!

  6. SockPuppet says:

    Thankyou Iain. Its such a good post that I see Leon has copyed it. Maybe his is the halal version, mine is a pork sausage.

  7. Iain Hall says:

    With respect Socky I think that Leon’s post is more a review of the Q&A appearance by our former PM than just a denouncing of the outrage and disrespect shown by the raggedy latte sipper that you focus on.

  8. Iain Hall says:

    It seems the Dickhead has a name :

    Peter Gray threw his shoes at Mr Howard while the former prime minister was defending his decision to send Australian troops into Iraq.

    “I did it so there was a chance that thousands of people, tens of thousands of people, in the rest of the world, particularly in the Middle East, could see that not every Australian was behind the decision to invade and rule in the country of Iraq,” Mr Gray said.

    “I did it for tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of dead and those that are still living.”

    The shoes missed Mr Howard, who appeared unruffled by the incident, and Mr Gray was removed from the ABC studio


  9. Toaf says:

    Stop being a sook, poppet.

  10. SockPuppet says:

    Thank you Toaf for commenting at the original not the copy. And thank you for the addition to my teste moanials.

  11. SockPuppet says:

    Yes Iain I am not as clever enough as Leon was to take my post and expand on it to make it his own work.

  12. Iain Hall says:

    Look Socky I think that this is a first for the Sandpit, the first time that You me and Leon have all decided to write on essentially the same topic . It must be “Sandpit Groupthink!”

  13. Toaf says:

    “…I am not as clever enough as Leon was to take my post and expand on it to make it his own work.”

    Clearly you don’t understand the law of copyright. Leon didn’t just copy and expand on your post. He mixed his labour with it and so now it properly belongs to him.

    In layman’s terms, you’ve been pwned.

  14. SockPuppet says:

    Iain you might live to regret that description!

    I am not a groupthinker I am the original and this post proves it.

  15. SockPuppet says:

    I know Toaf. I have been well and truly porked by Leon. Huh?

  16. Ray Dixon says:

    the raggedy latte sipper

    Iain, somehow I don’t think Gray is a “latte sipper”. He looks more like he just came down from the hills like some of the ferals around here. Come to think of it, he does look familar.

  17. Iain Hall says:

    He certainly does sound like one from the quotes in the OZ that I just read Ray but I agree that he looks like a feral 😉

  18. Iain Hall says:

    Some very good points made by Jonathan Green on the drum:

    But it’s that Howard sense of confidence, his sense of utter self possession and conviction… that’s the stand out point, a point of painful comparison for both Gillard and Abbott, more particularly for Gillard as Howard’s successor – once removed, as it were – in the Lodge.

    Somehow, Howard, beaten, reviled, retired, manages to retain an air that is close to prime ministerial. A leader yet. A calming hand to the wrist of Tony Jones. A smile of steely assurance. You may throw your shoes my friend, but I’m the man in charge; you are out in your socks.

    Howard – and in the end this may even have been a fatal flaw – was never a man to shirk from conviction simply because of public disapproval. As he said last night, there were many times in his prime ministership when he flew in the face of public opinion to pursue what he saw as the appropriate policy course. In some instances the division that course created was a political end in itself, refugee policy springs to mind. In others – GST, Iraq – it was the almost selfless pursuit of policy never mind the price.

    There were times in his decade in charge when Howard gave the appearance of thriving on the challenge of staying the course despite any surrounding clamour. Love him or hate him, he was in charge.

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