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Bolt bounces back onto the radio waves

Just as one door closes another one opens and on this occasion I can just imagine a number of lefties, like our learned friend, getting rather hot under the collar at the prospect of Andrew Bolt getting a new radio gig with 2GB in Sydney:

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Well do I recall the expressions of joy from the Pee Pee crowd when MTR closed well now they can bemoan the fact that Steve and Andrew will be on a station with a far bigger reach….
Cheers Comrades

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66 Comments

  1. GD says:

    That is nothing but great news! Melbourne’s loss is Sydney’s gain. Although there really is no excuse not to listen to Bolta. 2GB has live streaming and an app for Android.

    Melbourne radio is once again a leftie wasteland, with only Derryn Hinch to break the monotony.

  2. Ray Dixon says:

    Sydney deserves him.

  3. Richard Ryan says:

    Thanks Iain for the info! Just returned from the Middle East. Will inform my mates in Redfern, to give this confirmed racist, a warm welcome to Sydney. That mole on his moronic smirkey face may be cancer, he should have it checked out. Shalom.

  4. Leon Bertrand says:

    Searing sorrow in Ringwood tonight I’m sure.

  5. Damian says:

    accually twice a week since last year

  6. GD says:

    Five nights a week is better. But why would you lefties care? You’ve got the whole of the tax-payer funded ABC to sprout your socialist rubbish 24/7.

    I’m glad my tax dollars are being used to good advantage.

  7. Iain Hall says:

    Welcome back Richard, however I suspect that Andrew will be doing his spots from Melbourne due to the wonders of modern technology

  8. Damian says:

    GD, are you a parody?

  9. Richard Ryan says:

    GD? Methinks he may be a defrocked Catholic Cleric.

  10. GD says:

    Bless you my son.

  11. Iain Hall says:

    shouldn’t that be ‘go forth and sin no more “GD?

  12. GD says:

    As always, Monsignor, you are right.

    ‘go ye forth and sin no more, and cut the leftie clap-trap while you’re at it, my son’

  13. GD says:

    speaking of defrocked priests, this one seems to like wearing a frock…

  14. Richard Ryan says:

    Dolly Downer had a pair of mesh stockings similar to the Rev. Speaker of the house, but he does have a great pair of shafts.

  15. Richard Ryan says:

    For the record who tagged Andrew Bolt,”Melbourne’s village idiot”

  16. Damage says:

    Hey Iain
    Checkout the Onanous Limpy’s cutting ANZAC day comment. Basically he’s saying ANZAC day is above politics.
    One presumes that using it in an anti war rant against wars you’re politically programed to oppose is OK though.

  17. Richard Ryan says:

    Bolts blog today—-people having sex with their dead wives—–must be dead no later then 6 hours. Muslim bashing again. How sick is this? Now that’s what you call a dead f###k.

  18. Iain Hall says:

    Richard it is indeed a sick idea that anyone should legalise necrophilia, as this is being proposed by a Muslim country, and justified on the basis of Islam’s holy book I fail to see how you can complain that commenting on the news story is “Muslim bashing”

  19. Damian says:

    The story’s false, Iain. Hastily republished in order to slander Muslims. No apology forthcoming from Bolt, though. If he was the expert he pretended to be he’d never have posted it in the first place.

  20. alan says:

    and how quick a certain blogger get sucked in.

  21. Iain Hall says:

    Officially denied by some peon at the Egyptian embassy Maybe Damian but “completely false”??? Maybe not.

  22. Richard Ryan says:

    Maybe direct action against “self pity” Bolt is on the cards again. Bolt is a confirmed racist along with been a habitual liar, he should have been a politician.

  23. Iain Hall says:

    Can you please get a new record Richard?
    reiterating your spurious claims ad infinitum is long past being boring.

  24. alan says:

    It may be boring, but it’s definitely T R U E.
    Don’t you ever ask yourself why he does not try to verify anything first, but rather just jumps in regardless?
    Or perhaps in your immense admiration of the guy, you are prepared to overlook any and all of his trillion faults as far as being a decent journalist, not to mention human being.
    As they say……love is blind!!

    I am 100% sure, AB would wish the story was true, because it would be further confirmation of what he believes in his own mind.
    How disappointed he must be the poor diddums.
    And reading your next to last post, it looks like you aren’t giving up hope either!

  25. Iain Hall says:

    Alan

    It may be boring, but it’s definitely T R U E.

    Really explain why you think this because the post that you are both alluding to seems very innocuous to me all it is doing is citing the reports about this and Andrew bolt makes very little comment on it at all himself

    Don’t you ever ask yourself why he does not try to verify anything first, but rather just jumps in regardless?

    looking at the way that the Post has been updated as the story unfolded contradicts you here adn suggest to me that you don’t understand the blog medium at all.

    Or perhaps in your immense admiration of the guy, you are prepared to overlook any and all of his trillion faults as far as being a decent journalist, not to mention human being.
    As they say……love is blind!!

    Yawn! There are things that Andrew says and believes that I like and things that I totally disagree with if you can’t see that then you need your eyes checked.

    I am 100% sure, AB would wish the story was true, because it would be further confirmation of what he believes in his own mind.

    How can you say that and be credible?

    How disappointed he must be the poor diddums.
    And reading your next to last post, it looks like you aren’t giving up hope either!

    Sorry I don’t know which post you are referring to

  26. alan says:

    “How can you say that and be credible?”

    just in case you need glasses too…….

    B E C A U S E, I T I S T R U E.

    Come on Iain…..be a truthful now, how does your wife feel, having to share you with a bloke?
    She must be very open minded, unlike her hubby.

    “Sorry I don’t know which post you are referring to”

    “Officially denied by some peon at the Egyptian embassy Maybe Damian but “completely false”??? Maybe not.”

    Maybe it was my Bolt impersonation interpretation!!! haha.

    Actually let’s get back to Andy Blume.
    When you think about it, you and he are not much different.
    The main difference….when he tries to put somebody down, he does it in a straight forward manner.
    You, on the other hand try to belittle with language, and I am not talking about to me, but in general, from reading stuff on here.

    So really you and Bolt are two of a kind.
    But unfortunately for you, he has an audience, and you have, um……
    I am pretty good at talking to myself too, so I know how it feels!!

  27. Iain Hall says:

    Alan

    “How can you say that and be credible?”

    just in case you need glasses too…….

    B E C A U S E, I T I S T R U E.

    A block capital assertion does not make your case mate, it just makes you look silly and desperate.

    Come on Iain…..be a truthful now, how does your wife feel, having to share you with a bloke?
    She must be very open minded, unlike her hubby.

    My wife and I ahve been together for nearly thirty years mate we have no insecurities at all about each other’s fealty.

    “Sorry I don’t know which post you are referring to”

    “Officially denied by some peon at the Egyptian embassy Maybe Damian but “completely false”??? Maybe not.”

    Maybe it was my Bolt impersonation interpretation!!! haha.

    Oh you were talking about a previous comment 🙄 rather than a post no wonder what you said seemed silly to me

    Actually let’s get back to Andy Blume.
    When you think about it, you and he are not much different.
    The main difference… when he tries to put somebody down, he does it in a straight forward manner.
    You, on the other hand try to belittle with language, and I am not talking about to me, but in general, from reading stuff on here.

    So now being competent in the subtleties English language is something to be ashamed of? You need to get out more Alan.

    So really you and Bolt are two of a kind.
    But unfortunately for you, he has an audience, and you have, um……

    I do OK in terms of attracting readers Alan this blog will have its millionth page view sometime later this year which is not bad for a blog like this.

    I am pretty good at talking to myself too, so I know how it feels!!

    Just curious but what made you come to may blog in the first place?

  28. alan says:

    My job is very boring, because the hard work is mostly done, and it’s automated.
    As I have to be at my computers most of the time, just in case something does go wrong, I have to kill time.
    So I read stuff…..anything and everything I suppose.
    And I just happened to see your posts in so many places, it is MIND BOGGLING.
    Basically they are unavoidable.
    Now being an open minded person(well, with most things except religion of any kind), I took an instant dislike to you.
    Because one thing about you is glaringly obvious, your mind is closed.
    So here I am, but don’t worry, it won’t be for long, and you can always kick me off anyway.

  29. Iain Hall says:

    Alan

    My job is very boring, because the hard work is mostly done, and it’s automated.

    Well do something different then Alan, or are you too addicted to Gambling to give it up?

    As I have to be at my computers most of the time, just in case something does go wrong, I have to kill time.
    So I read stuff…..anything and everything I suppose.
    And I just happened to see your posts in so many places, it is MIND BOGGLING.
    Basically they are unavoidable.

    That is a surprise to me because I don’t post comments in many places. However it does contradict your earlier suggestion that I am unread.

    Now being an open minded person(well, with most things except religion of any kind), I took an instant dislike to you.
    Because one thing about you is glaringly obvious, your mind is closed.

    How can you possibly credibly make such a claim after such a short acquaintance?

    So here I am, but don’t worry, it won’t be for long, and you can always kick me off anyway.

    Yes Alan I could kick you off any time that I please but I chose instead to let you demonstrate just how boorish you are.

  30. alan says:

    I WAS addicted to cigarettes a long long time ago.
    Gambling is not an addiction, I could walk whenever I wanted and miss it not at all.
    Apart from that I am unemployable in that I know nothing else as have not had a job as such for about 35 years.
    Also I have people that rely on me for their livelihood, and I have to show them the same loyalty they gave to me when it was a struggle to get where we are now.
    And besides it pays well.

    As for the rest, I would admit the person in the flesh, may be better than the one via the Internet.
    But I will never find out, so I only have the Internet persona to form my opinion.
    And it stands.

    Now you will find some people are immune to insults, so calling me boorish, because I tell the truth, is irrelevant, and actually I would not expect anything less.
    You do that often I have noted.
    You are an expert at denigrating people that don’t conform to what your closed mind holds as YOUR truth.

  31. alan says:

    oh, the “unread” bit, was me referring to the ‘”bringing light into the darkness…”, site.
    some of those other sites are very well read.

  32. Ray Dixon says:

    It’s easy to be “immune to insults” when you’re basically anonymous, Alan. Don’t you think a little more courtesy would go a long way here? I’m not sure why you seem so intent on attacking Iain’s character, seeing that you also seem to think his blog is small time and his opinions don’t matter. As for Bolt, well, his blog could be called ‘big time’ but I reckon his opinions matter even less than the opinions of bloggers like Iain who have no agenda and/or who are not being paid to push a certain line. Disagree with him by all means but your personal attacks neutralise your attack on Iain for attacking Andy B.

  33. alan says:

    I don’t propose getting into a slanging match with you for whatever reason.
    I am not attacking anything other than what he himself has shown, and besides that; you can’t see the irony in a question like that?
    He has done a pretty good job on attacking the characters of other people
    pot and kettle type of thing?
    As for me, yes I have plenty of faults, one is saying exactly what I think, and bugger the consequence.
    And I am sure he is a big boy, so I don’t think he needs you helping him.
    He appears he can give as good as he gets.

  34. alan says:

    And I am an opinionated bastard to boot.
    BUT my mind is not padlocked,

  35. alan says:

    And while I am sitting here, would you care to explain….

    “It’s easy to be “immune to insults” when you’re basically anonymous, Alan.”

    ….I can’t really see the relevance, but maybe I am missing something.
    Would it hurt me if he knew my address maybe?
    Or maybe he would like a tip or two for today?
    Would that make us more familiar?

  36. Ray Dixon says:

    would you care to explain

    Sure, and thanks for the question: You claim you are “immune to insults” and that you don’t care about any “consequnces” of saying “exactly what I think”. So, if you are so fearless, why are you saying it all anonymously?

  37. Iain Hall says:

    Oh Alan
    You are a hoot mate,

    I WAS addicted to cigarettes a long long time ago.
    Gambling is not an addiction, I could walk whenever I wanted and miss it not at all.
    Apart from that I am unemployable in that I know nothing else as have not had a job as such for about 35 years.
    Also I have people that rely on me for their livelihood, and I have to show them the same loyalty they gave to me when it was a struggle to get where we are now.
    And besides it pays well.

    Yet you claim that what you do is “boring” No matter how much money it makes you why are you wasting your life doing something thatyou find so much of a chore?

    As for the rest, I would admit the person in the flesh, may be better than the one via the Internet.
    But I will never find out, so I only have the Internet persona to form my opinion.
    And it stands.

    There you go, providing a a great example of just how closed minded you are yourself, As Ray suggests a little courtesey goes a long way when it comes to debate on the net.

    Now you will find some people are immune to insults, so calling me boorish, because I tell the truth, is irrelevant, and actually I would not expect anything less.

    “Truth” is such a nebulous concept and one that is very dependant upon just how you define it. Your problem seems to me to be a clear lack of generosity to your interlocutors in debate.

    You do that often I have noted.
    You are an expert at denigrating people that don’t conform to what your closed mind holds as YOUR truth.

    I simply don’t suffer fools gladly Alan but when people are affable and polite rather than antagonistic and rude I will argue the toss with anyone without getting personal on any topic for as long as they want to play the game.

    He has done a pretty good job on attacking the characters of other people
    pot and kettle type of thing?

    The thing is Alan if I have had spats with others in the past why does it become anything to do with you?

    As for me, yes I have plenty of faults, one is saying exactly what I think, and bugger the consequence.

    Well maybe that is why you missed my point in the posts about Andy Blume because the whole point was that what we do online can have consequences, as it did for Blume.

    And I am sure he is a big boy, so I don’t think he needs you helping him.

    Close but no lollipop for you today Alan, I am much more laid back than most of my critics

    He appears he can give as good as he gets.

    When it suits me I do.

  38. alan says:

    Well, there are so consequences from this, so in that context it’s irrelevant.
    It’s just words and opinion.
    But I also don’t know who he is(or you for that matter), and I don’t care that I don’t.
    If you think I am wrong then fine, but me knowing that stuff, will not change anything I have read.
    He is Iain Hall, you are Ray Dixon, I am Alan Woods, so we are all square as far as I can see,
    But you are partly correct, I would not tell you my address, unless there was a valid reason to.
    It would change nothing as far as I can see.

  39. Iain Hall says:

    Alan

    ….I can’t really see the relevance, but maybe I am missing something.
    Would it hurt me if he knew my address maybe?
    Or maybe he would like a tip or two for today?
    Would that make us more familiar?

    I don’t gamble or make bets (well except for token efforts like a bottle of wine on the election results) a punter I’ll never be.
    That said Ray’s point is that when someone is anonymous the chances of them being held to account for any of their online behaviour is rather low. You are posting anonymously so you can have no fear of consequences even if you say something really nasty. On the other hand Ray and I both post in our real names and if we say something about another person then we actaully have to ensure that what we say is factually correct or we face a law suit.

  40. alan says:

    You’re just not happy happy that I said I didn’t like you from what I have read.
    Big deal, it’s not as if it matters at all, does it?
    That has nothing to do with civility or anything else.
    It’s simply a statement of fact from my point of view.
    I certainly don’t believe I am being uncivil, just because you may not agree with it, and I wouldn’t if you said it to me, because I know for all my faults I am wonderful!!

  41. alan says:

    That’s nonsense.
    You can say whatever you like about me and I care not, I would just give it back in spades.
    Besides you should be happy I think you are an AB clone!
    You said as much.

  42. Iain Hall says:

    Alan

    You’re just not happy happy that I said I didn’t like you from what I have read.
    Big deal, it’s not as if it matters at all, does it?

    I don’t care that much Alan but its like this when you first meet someone in real life do you make an extra effort to be polite and courteous or do you jump to conclusions about them and throw in the insults and provocations? Online is no different to “real” life being polite and courteous is important.

    That has nothing to do with civility or anything else.

    I think that it does actaully

    It’s simply a statement of fact from my point of view.

    As I said earlier you need to get out more, and to learn a bit more empathy.

    I certainly don’t believe I am being uncivil, just because you may not agree with it, and I wouldn’t if you said it to me, because I know for all my faults I am wonderful!!

    I would say that you are being only marginally civil, glad to see that you don’t suffer from low self esteem though 😉

  43. Iain Hall says:

    Alan
    would you be happy to be described as the clone of anyone?
    As for giving you what you have been serving, thanks but no thanks because that would take spite and I am rather disinclined to play that game at present.
    Anyway I’ll be having my painkillers and a lay down now so I’ll leave you to it for a while.
    Cheers
    Iain

  44. Ray Dixon says:

    if we say something about another person then we actaully have to ensure that what we say is factually correct or we face a law suit.

    The other “consequence” of posting (and blogging) in your real name – and so prolifically – is that your whole life is laid open and exposed, and there are a lot of nasty shits out there (usually anonymous) who just delight in taking revenge on you for the slightest thing you say or do. Alan, even if ‘Alan Woods’ is your real name (and I doubt it) you’re not really identifiable by that except to maybe a handful of people. Look, no one here wants your address, place of work, phone number or gives a shit about your so-called professional gambling enterprise – all they want is for you to behave civily and debate the issues not the personalities. Btw, we are used to Walter Mitty types here – do you know anyone who flies lear jets by any chance?

  45. alan says:

    “would you be happy to be described as the clone of anyone?”

    of myself or maybe Cate Blanchett’s bloke, yes!!
    of AB, definitely not.
    But then I don’t take myself as seriously as others appear to do.

    “do you know anyone who flies lear jets by any chance?”

    Not personally no.
    Flying is something I try not to do too often.
    I sometimes ride a bike on the Bairnsdale to Nowa Nowa rail trail.
    Does that count?
    Oh, and I live in Melbourne, and love the natural world.
    Does that make me a greenie?
    The bit about my enterprise is irrelevant, it’s all legal and above board.
    I only mentioned it because I was asked, and being the polite and civil person I am, I answered.

  46. Iain Hall says:

    Alan

    of myself or maybe Cate Blanchett’s bloke, yes!!
    of AB, definitely not.

    🙄 Cate Blanchett? that is sad mate really sad.

    But what is about Andrew Bolt that so winds you up?

    But then I don’t take myself as seriously as others appear to do.

    Oh I think that you take yourself pretty seriously

    Oh, and I live in Melbourne, and love the natural world.
    Does that make me a greenie?

    Maybe, but then maybe not.

    The bit about my enterprise is irrelevant, it’s all legal and above board.
    I only mentioned it because I was asked, and being the polite and civil person I am, I answered.

    Why are you so keen to convince us that your gambling is Kosher?

  47. Richard Ryan says:

    IF Bolt’s brains were taxed,he’d be due a rebate, he’s Melbourne’s opinon imbecile, he did not graduate at Uni, so he is no journalist—–a media prositute.Principles are governed by Murdoch. In street lingo, a media tosser.

  48. GD says:

    he did not graduate at Uni

    That explains why he’s not a brainwashed lefty.

  49. Richard Ryan says:

    GD does it give you the shits that you have to drive on the left? As for Bolt, hope I never meet him in person.

  50. GD says:

    does it give you the shits that you have to drive on the left?

    of course it does 🙂

    I, on the other hand, (the right one), would enjoy meeting the Bolta 🙂 🙂

  51. Ray Dixon says:

    You could have a man-hug, GD. Then later … a room?

  52. GD says:

    Oh, go away with you, you jesting leftie, you’re just teasing… /sarc

  53. Ray Dixon says:

    GD, you’re blushing. So …. you and Andy, eh?

  54. GD says:

    the bus driver? oh, you mean Bolt. No, sorry to scuttle your potential smears.

    If truth be known, we right wing men have more than an ample selection of gorgeous ladies to admire.

    Janet Albrechsten, Jo Nova, Miranda Divine. These ladies are also capable of expressing lucid opinions as opposed to the ladies of the left.

    Here’s our Janet in fine form…

  55. alan says:

    If you don’t think Cate Blanchett is a beautiful woman, then you’re blind too.
    I have loved her since she was in Heartland with Ernie.
    And as you tend to do, don’t take it too literally.

    Bolt doesn’t wind me, I just think he is piece of crap, as would any fair minded thinking person, regardless of their political persuasion, and a large proportion of his nonsense is not directly political anyway.
    He is a hate monger.

    You can think what you like about me taking myself seriously, it matters not to me.

    Does it make me a greenie, If I once joined protesters on the Errinundra Plateau, and support them financially occasionally?
    Don’t vote green though, so you can take your pick.

    As for what I do,….you asked, I answered, that’s all there is to it.
    If you want to get into that subject go join a racing forum somewhere.
    I am not touchy or keen to convince anything about it, it’s just another job.
    And for here it is meaningless. It has no relevance to anything.

    Now let’s see what Iain does.
    I would guess you are/were a public servant.
    Was Grech a workmate?

  56. Richard Ryan says:

    Bolt has a face like a constipated greyhound, and that’s when he is in a good mood.

  57. Iain Hall says:

    Alan
    You amuse me

    If you don’t think Cate Blanchett is a beautiful woman, then you’re blind too.
    I have loved her since she was in Heartland with Ernie.
    And as you tend to do, don’t take it too literally.

    I didn’t say that Blanchett is not “beautiful” I was merely mocking the fact that you have the hots for a mere actor, a professional liar. I’m with GD in his appreciation of good looking women with brains and wit.

    Bolt doesn’t wind me, I just think he is piece of crap, as would any fair minded thinking person, regardless of their political persuasion, and a large proportion of his nonsense is not directly political anyway.
    He is a hate monger.

    You need to do better than that Alan, better than generalised assertions come on give me examples of the things that he has said or positions that he has taken that you object to.

    You can think what you like about me taking myself seriously, it matters not to me.

    😆 Methinks he doth protest too much 😆

    Does it make me a greenie, If I once joined protesters on the Errinundra Plateau, and support them financially occasionally?
    Don’t vote green though, so you can take your pick.

    So that must mean that you waste your franchise voting informal?

    As for what I do,….you asked, I answered, that’s all there is to it.
    If you want to get into that subject go join a racing forum somewhere.

    I said that I’m no punter and my interest in horses or (racing)dogs is very limited indeed.

    I am not touchy or keen to convince anything about it, it’s just another job.
    And for here it is meaningless. It has no relevance to anything.

    Oh i think it does because its how you spend most of your life and its what informs the way that you think.

    Now let’s see what Iain does.
    I would guess you are/were a public servant.
    Was Grech a workmate?

    You could not be more wrong, for the last twelve years I have had a role swap arrangement with my wife which has seen me devoted to raising my children, with some blogging to keep me amused over the last seven years

  58. Iain Hall says:

    Richard
    One day you may surprise me with something truly insightful, sadly today is not that day.

  59. Richard Ryan says:

    Bolt is wearing his clogs today, down in Melbourne——it’s Dutch Orange Day there.

  60. alan says:

    I suppose you could call it a waste where my vote is concerned at the present time.

    No way could I vote green.
    If it was a Paul Keating type government then I would vote Labor.
    The present Labor people have more than lost their way, they’re a bunch of idiots.
    There is no way I could vote Liberal, because they are too extreme in my opinion.
    Since they were forced further and further right, because of PK and RJH, they are no longer a Liberal party.
    Not to mention I have my own little quirks.
    For instance….If Abbott or that idiot Andrews or several other of those fruit loopy guys that tend to park themselves over there, were born in Muslim countries, I am sure they would be the same extremists that they despise.
    No difference really.
    So what choice do we have?
    Basically I don’t follow blindly, I think about it…..and really it’s depressing thinking of what we are presently stuck over the whole political spectrum.
    You on the other hand would vote Liberal no matter who was calling the shots.
    Turnbull and Abbott for instance, would I am sure be vastly different.

    Anyway, I think it would have been better if Abbott had won the last election the same way Labor did.
    Then, we would have been rid of him next election and good riddance.
    Now we will be stuck with him for quite a few years by the looks of it.
    As Xavier Herbert wrote……..”Poor Fellow My Country”.!

  61. Richard Ryan says:

    And wearing a “Black Tulip” where the sun never shines.

  62. Richard Ryan says:

    Yeah I liked Keating, he gave “curly” Downer and other Liberal soft cocks some curry.

  63. alan says:

    Now you have confirmed you talk rubbish……..

    I am not touchy or keen to convince anything about it, it’s just another job.
    And for here it is meaningless. It has no relevance to anything.

    “Oh i think it does because its how you spend most of your life and its what informs the way that you think.”

    My job involves races, but the reality is that it’s all about maths and statistics and probability theory and regression analysis.
    It could be anything really, it’s just that with these contests you are rewarded with money if your prediction skills are better than average.
    Now that does NOT have anything to do with politics or AB or Iain Hall, or the last time I fantasised about Cate!
    It has nothing to do with my liking of flora and fauna. Nothing to do with anything.
    So I repeat it is totally irrelevant to my thinking on anything apart from when I actually concerning myself with it.

  64. Iain Hall says:

    Alan

    I suppose you could call it a waste where my vote is concerned at the present time.

    No way could I vote green.
    If it was a Paul Keating type government then I would vote Labor.
    The present Labor people have more than lost their way, they’re a bunch of idiots.
    There is no way I could vote Liberal, because they are too extreme in my opinion.
    Since they were forced further and further right, because of PK and RJH, they are no longer a Liberal party.

    Well I suppose the best response that I can offer to you on that is that I changed from being a life time Labor voter to supporting the Coalition simply because I just could not stomach the stupidity of Rudd and the party taking up the millenarianism cult of Global warming and the Ponzi scheme of ether an ETS or a Carbon tax.

    Not to mention I have my own little quirks.
    For instance….If Abbott or that idiot Andrews or several other of those fruit loopy guys that tend to park themselves over there, were born in Muslim countries, I am sure they would be the same extremists that they despise.
    No difference really.
    So what choice do we have?

    I can’t buy that sort of nonsense because neither of the gentlemen in question advocate killing in the name of their god to buy a place in heaven or that all decisions have to be validated by their holy book

    Basically I don’t follow blindly, I think about it…..and really it’s depressing thinking of what we are presently stuck over the whole political spectrum.

    No its seems to me that all you are saying is “a plague on all of their houses” which is akin to eternally sitting on the fence and offers nothing but dark cynicism

    You on the other hand would vote Liberal no matter who was calling the shots.
    Turnbull and Abbott for instance, would I am sure be vastly different.

    Actually no, in fact I have voted labor far more often than I have ever voted Liberal

    Anyway, I think it would have been better if Abbott had won the last election the same way Labor did.
    Then, we would have been rid of him next election and good riddance.
    Now we will be stuck with him for quite a few years by the looks of it.
    As Xavier Herbert wrote……..”Poor Fellow My Country”.!

    Well we can probably agree that minority government has been a poisoned chalice the fact that Gillard
    has a gut ache now is entirely down to her keenness to drink that particular Green Kool-aid .

  65. alan says:

    There is no way an intelligent person could go from Labor to Abbott willingly.
    I can buy not wanting Labor, or Greens, and then deciding Liberal was the go.
    But a Liberal Party controlled by a lunatic/s, is something else again.
    So yes I would stick to my ‘blindly’ comment where you are concerned.
    And if you voted Labor for all those years and you were wrong, how do you know you are not more wrong now?

    As for Rudd, I never could form a strong opinion either way.
    But regardless, if Australians generally missed all the hurt that the rest of the world had, then surely what he did was right, even if the implementation was questionable, because it must have had the desired affect.

    And a question(and I can’t wait to see the answer so hurry please!)…
    What was your opinion of AB whilst you were a Labor voter?

  66. Iain Hall says:

    Alan

    There is no way an intelligent person could go from Labor to Abbott willingly.

    That is a very silly claim to make. I am an intelligent person and I support Abbott, so I suggest that you must have a faulty definition of intelligence.

    I can buy not wanting Labor, or Greens, and then deciding Liberal was the go.

    As I said even if you don’t actaully like the choices available you still have the option of choosing the least bad option

    But a Liberal Party controlled by a lunatic/s, is something else again.

    Why do you think that Abbott is a lunatic?
    Better the country governed by an honest lunatic than a sane liar like Gillard I reckon

    So yes I would stick to my ‘blindly’ comment where you are concerned.

    There is no blindly about it Alan i support them because I belive that they would do a better job than Labor or the Greens

    And if you voted Labor for all those years and you were wrong, how do you know you are not more wrong now?

    As for Rudd, I never could form a strong opinion either way.

    Rudd is a dud who has been found wanting buy his own party and who is only marginally more elect-able than Gillard

    But regardless, if Australians generally missed all the hurt that the rest of the world had, then surely what he did was right, even if the implementation was questionable, because it must have had the desired affect.

    As I’ve said before Labor may from time to time have some good ideas but where they fail is in the good governance and the follow through which was woefull on the pink batts and the school halls ect.

    And a question(and I can’t wait to see the answer so hurry please!)…
    What was your opinion of AB whilst you were a Labor voter?

    Much the same as it is now, namely he is like the curate’s egg “good in parts”

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