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EYE-BALL JokeZone – “Toothbrushes”

June 11, 2013 Comments off
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EYE-BALL JokeZone – ‘Toothbrushes
Last Updated 11th June ’13
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(Submitted by Dawn S.)

The kids filed into class Monday morning.  They were all very excited.

Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on salesmanship.

Little Sally led off.  “I sold Girl Scout cookies and I made $30″ she said proudly, “My sales approach was to appeal to the customer’s civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success.”  “Very good”, said the teacher.

Little Debbie was next. “I sold magazines” she said, “I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events.”   “Very good, Debbie”, said the teacher.

Eventually, it was Little Johnny’s turn. The teacher held her breath.  Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher’s desk.  “$2,467″, he said.

“$2,467!” cried the teacher, “What in the world were you selling?”

Toothbrushes”, said Little Johnny.

“Toothbrushes”, echoed the teacher, “How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?”

“I found the busiest corner in town”, said Little Johnny, “I set up a Dip & Chip stand and I gave everybody who walked by a free sample.”

They all said the same thing, “Hey, this tastes like dog poop!”

Then I would say, “It is dog poop, you wanna buy a toothbrush?”

I used the Juliar Gillard(Oz Prime Minister) method of giving you some crap, dressing it up so it looks good, telling you it’s free, and then making you pay to get the bad taste out of your mouth.”

Little Johnny got five stars for his assignment. Bless his heart.


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  3. Stand Alone Joke – Santa Clause – an Engineer’s Perspective
  4. Stand Alone Joke – Moral Story – Bullshit’s Reward –
  5. Various – More ‘Little Johnny’ Jokes – 1
  6. Stand Alone Joke – PM Gillard and some of her Cartoons –
  7. Stand Alone Joke – A Deserted Island Joke
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EYE-BALL JokeZone – The Promised Land

May 8, 2013 Comments off
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EYE-BALL JokeZone – ‘The Promised Land’
Last Updated 8th May ’13
SmilingThe Promised Land!!!

(Submitted by Colin S.)

Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel …

“Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land.”

Whitlam said to the people of Australia …

Put down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land.”

Today, Gillard has ….

Stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, put camels in plain packaging, and mortgaged the Promised Land!

I was so depressed last night thinking about Health Care Plans, the carbon tax, the economy, the wars, lost jobs, savings, Social Security, and retirement funds, I called a Suicide Hotline. I had to press 1 for English, and I was connected to a call centre in Pakistan .

I told them I was suicidal.

They got excited and asked if I could drive a truck …..


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  3. Stand Alone Joke – Santa Clause – an Engineer’s Perspective
  4. Stand Alone Joke – Moral Story – Bullshit’s Reward –
  5. Various – More ‘Little Johnny’ Jokes – 1
  6. Stand Alone Joke – PM Gillard and some of her Cartoons –
  7. Stand Alone Joke – A Deserted Island Joke
  8. Stand Alone Joke – One night stand court case –
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EYE-BALL JokeZone – Nelson at Trafalgar 2013!!!

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EYE-BALL JokeZone – ‘Nelson at Trafalgar 2013′
Last Updated 4th May ’13
SmilingNelson at Trafalgar 2013!!!

(Submitted by Roland A.)

Nelson: “Order the signal, Hardy.”

Hardy: “Aye, aye sir.”

Nelson: “Hold on, this isn’t what I dictated to Flags. What’s the meaning of this?”

Hardy: “Sorry sir?”

Nelson (reading aloud): ” … England expects every person to do his or her duty, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious persuasion or disability.’ – What gobbledygook is this for God’s sake?”

Hardy: “Admiralty policy, I’m afraid, sir. We’re an equal opportunities employer now. We had the devil’s own job getting “England” past the censors, lest it be considered racist.”

Nelson: “Gadzooks, Hardy. Hand me my pipe and tobacco.”

Hardy: “Sorry sir. All naval vessels have now been designated smoke-free working environments.”

Nelson: “In that case, break open the rum ration. Let us splice the main brace to steel the men before battle.”

Hardy: “The rum ration has been abolished, Admiral. Its part of the Government’s policy on binge drinking.”

Nelson: “Good heavens, Hardy. I suppose we’d better get on with it full speed ahead.”

Hardy: “I think you’ll find that there’s a 4 knot speed limit in this stretch of water.”

Nelson: “Damn it man! We are on the eve of the greatest sea battle in history. We must advance with all dispatch. Report from the crow’s nest, please.”

Hardy: “That won’t be possible, sir.”

Nelson: “What?”

Hardy: “Health and Safety have closed the crow’s nest, sir. No harness; and they said that rope ladders don’t meet regulations. They won’t let anyone up there until proper scaffolding can be erected.”

Nelson: “Then get me the ship’s carpenter without delay, Hardy.”

Hardy: “He’s busy knocking up a wheelchair access to the foredeck Admiral.”

Nelson: “Wheelchair access? I’ve never heard anything so absurd.”

Hardy: “Health and safety again, sir. We have to provide a barrier-free environment for the differently abled.”

Nelson: “Differently abled? I’ve only one arm and one eye and I refuse even to hear mention of the word. I didn’t rise to the rank of admiral by playing the disability card.”

Hardy: “Actually, sir, you did. The Royal Navy is under-represented in the areas of visual impairment and limb deficiency.”

Nelson: “Whatever next? Give me full sail. The salt spray beckons.”

Hardy: “A couple of problems there too, sir. Health and safety won’t let the crew up the rigging without hard hats. And they don’t want anyone breathing in too much salt – haven’t you seen the adverts?”

Nelson: “I’ve never heard such infamy. Break out the cannon and tell the men to stand by to engage the enemy.”

Hardy: “The men are a bit worried about shooting at anyone, Admiral.”

Nelson: “What? This is mutiny!”

Hardy: “It’s not that, sir. It’s just that they’re afraid of being charged with murder if they actually kill anyone. There are a couple of legal-aid lawyers on board, watching everyone like hawks.”

Nelson: “Then how are we to sink the Frenchies and the Spanish?”

Hardy: “Actually, sir, we’re not.”

Nelson: “We’re not?”

Hardy: “No, sir.. The French and the Spanish are our European partners now. According to the Common Fisheries Policy, we shouldn’t even be in this stretch of water. We could get hit with a claim for compensation.”

Nelson: “But you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil.”

Hardy: “I wouldn’t let the ship’s diversity coordinator hear you saying that sir. You’ll be up on disciplinary report.”

Nelson: “You must consider every man an enemy, who speaks ill of your King.”

Hardy: “Not any more, sir. We must be inclusive in this multicultural age. Now put on your Kevlar vest; it’s the rules. It could save your life”

Nelson: “Don’t tell me – Health and Safety. Whatever happened to rum, sodomy and the lash?”

Hardy: As I explained, sir, rum is off the menu! And there’s a ban on corporal punishment.”

Nelson: “What about sodomy?”

Hardy: “I believe that is now legal, sir.”

Nelson: “In that case………………. Kiss me, Hardy.”


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EYE-BALL JokeZone – Julia at the Pearly Gates – Heaven or Hell!!!

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EYE-BALL JokeZone – ‘Julia at the Bank':
Last Updated 1st May ’13
SmilingJulia at the Pearly Gates – Heaven or Hell!!!

(Submitted by Adian B.)

While on her morning ride on her broomstick, Prime Minister Julia Gillard falls off, has a heart attack and dies because the ‘accident and emergency’ dept at her nearest hospital is too understaffed to treat her in time.

So her soul arrives in Heaven and she is met by Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates. ‘Welcome to Heaven,’ says Saint Peter, ‘Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a Socialist around these parts, so we’re not sure what to do with you.’

‘No problem, just let me in; I’m a good Christian; I’m a believer,’ says the PM.

‘I’d like to just let you in, but I have orders from God. He says that since the implementation of his new HEAVEN CHOICES policy, you have to spend one day in Hell and one day in Heaven. Then you must choose where you’ll live for eternity.’

‘But I’ve already made up my mind. I want to be in Heaven,’ replies Gillard.

‘I’m sorry .. But we have our rules,’ Peter interjects. And, with that, St. Peter escorts her to a lift and she goes down, down, down ….all the way to Hell.

The doors open and she finds herself in the middle of a lush golf course.

The sun is shining in a cloudless sky. The temperature is a perfect 22°C. In the distance is a beautiful club-house. Standing in front of it are Gough Whitlam and thousands of other Socialist luminaries who had helped her out over the years — Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, etc., even Kevin Rudd – The whole of the Labor Party leaders were there (and all the socialists from other parts of the world..)

Everyone is laughing, happy, and casually but expensively dressed.

They run to greet her, to hug her (except Rudd who is still recovering from the stab wounds to his back!! ) and to reminisce about the good times they had getting rich at the expense of ‘suckers and peasants.’

They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster and caviar. The Devil himself comes up to Gillard with a frosty drink, ‘Have a tequila and relax, Julia!’

‘Uh, I can’t drink anymore; I took a pledge,’ says Gillard, dejectedly.

‘This is Hell, ma’am. You can drink and eat all you want and not worry and it just gets better from there!’

Gillard takes the drink and finds herself liking the Devil, who she thinks is a really very friendly bloke who tells funny jokes like herself and pulls hilarious nasty pranks, kind of like the ones the Labor Party pulled at the last election with their master strokes on Education, Immigration, National Broadband Network, Petrol prices, Carbon Tax, Mining Tax, Budget Surpluses, Solar schemes, National Broadband, Health Rebate, and Tough on Crime promises.

They are having such a great  time that, before she realises it, it’s time to go. Everyone gives her a big hug (except Rudd!) and waves as she steps into the lift and heads upward.

When the lift door reopen, she is in Heaven again and Saint Peter is waiting for her. ‘Now it’s time to visit Heaven,’ the old man says, opening the gate.

So for 24 hours Gillard is made to hang out with a bunch of honest, good-natured people who enjoy each other’s company, talk about things other than money and treat each other decently. Not a nasty prank or short-arse joke among them. No fancy country clubs here and, while the food tastes great, it’s not caviar or lobster. And these people are all poor. She doesn’t see anybody she knows and she isn’t even treated like someone special!

‘Whoa,’ she says uncomfortably to herself. ‘Gough Whitlam never prepared me for this!’

The day done, Saint Peter returns and says, ‘Well, you’ve spent a day in Hell and a day in Heaven. Now choose where you want to live for Eternity.’

With the ‘Deal or No Deal’ theme playing softly in the background, Gillard reflects for a minute  … Then answers:

‘Well, I would never have thought I’d say this — I mean, Heaven has been delightful and all — but I really think I belong in Hell with my friends.’

So Saint Peter escorts her to the lift and down she goes, down, down, all the way to Hell.

The doors of the lift open and she is in the middle of a barren scorched earth covered with garbage and toxic industrial wasteland, looking a bit like the eroded, rabbit and fox affected Australian outback, but worse and more desolate.

She is horrified to see all of her friends, dressed in rags and chained together, picking up the roadside rubbish and putting it into black plastic bags. They are groaning and moaning in pain, faces and hands black with grime.

The Devil comes over to Gillard and puts an arm around her shoulder.’ I don’t understand,’ stammers a shocked Gillard, ‘Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and a club-house and we ate lobster and caviar and drank tequila.  We lazed around and had a great time.. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and everybody looks miserable!’

The Devil looks at her, smiles slyly and purrs, ‘Yesterday we were campaigning; today you voted for us!


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EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl on – Election 2013 – Growl No: 26 – The Morning after – Australia feels like they have just been date raped …

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- 21st Mar – Election 2013  – Growl No: 25 – The ALP still in the quagmire – Today’s Leadership Spill achieved nor decided anything -


- 20th Mar – Growl No: 24 – Stephen Conroy – the ‘Black’ Prince of all ALP Ministers -


- 12th Mar – Election 2013  – Growl No: 23 -
– The Track Record of the Worst Prime Minister ever -


- 11th Mar – Election 2013  – Growl No: 22 -
– The Monkeys are in the trees -


- 10th Mar – Election 2013  – Growl No: 21 – Gillard is the Dumbest … i.e. –  457 Visa’s -


- 22nd Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 20 – The ALP Brand – a Catharsis of toxicity  -


- 18th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 19 -
– The Sham Marriage between the ALP and Greens -


- 18th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 18 – Paul Howes – AWU National Secretary – standing under the crap flow leaking from above -


- 18th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 17 – Wayne Swan’s ‘Sarah Palin’ Moment -


- 17th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 16 – Gillard Blunder’s Again – Draws a line under Age Pensions -


- 16th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 15 – The Devils Brew: who’s left, Gillard, Swan, Shorten, and who else


- 15th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 14 - The ALP tinkering and staring at the abyss …


- 10th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 13 – The Obeid Dynasty Profile -


- 9th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 12 – Dunce Hat’s sit firmly on Gillard and Swan’s noggin’s -


- 8th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 11 – Parliamentary remuneration – Peter Slipper in Profile -


- 8th Feb – Growl No: 10 – Parliamentary remuneration – Peter Slipper in Profile -


- 7th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 9 - Gillard in Focus -


- 6th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 8 – Obeid has decided to take a few with him -


- 4th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 7 – ABC’s “Q&A” proves none of them have a goddamn clue


- 4th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 6 – Gillard in Cartoon Form -


- 4th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 5 – Poll Results,  Senate Leadership, & Pyne’s Hitler Gibe -


- 2nd Feb –  Election 2013 – Growl No: 4 – Craig Thompson’s Bankruptcy revisited -


- 1st Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 3 – Roxon’s Rocky Status as the AG  -


- 31st Jan – Election 2013 – Growl No: 2 – Gillard lifts her skirts to thrill the Media  -


- 28th Jan – Election 2013 – Growl No: 1 – Senator Penny Wong … policy exposed -


- 18th Jan – Hedley Thomas and Larry Pickering – – Resume their AWU crusade against Gillard  -


- 1st Jan 2013 – Jenny Macklin – Joins Swan as another ALP Fu_kwit – Claims she can live on the Newstart allowance -


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– Election 2013  – Growl No: 26 -
- The Morning after -
– Australia feels like they have just been date raped … -
| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 22nd Mar 2013|
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The Canberra Press/Media have become this horde of tramps acting out like a congregation of evangelists hunting down the story that will make their careers.  Ever since they were caught asleep whilst on watch when Gillard rode on the back of the faceless men to bring down a sitting PM – the media are ever vigilant to the next leadership spill.  In fact they have ever since been trying to create the ‘spill’ environment as payback.

They meander as a horde of charging wildebeests in flight, often changing direction and darting like a Wilbur Smith savannah novel describing the hunter and the hunted.

Their lead is the scented and puckered droppings of Parliamentarians who feed the press like monkeys in a cage at the zoo.   The media hoard can only see what is in front of them, nose down and ass in the air ready to pay the levy for a good lead.

Their sense of smell about a good story is even confusing the media – they never stop and think about motive, opportunity, or rationalisation of the why and who benefits from the story before they run with it.  They act like bad detectives and are getting worse as Gillard pulls their strings to her wants and desires.   Now this might be what the McTurd [McTernan] brings to the table … but the media are accountable for their own stupidity and lack of research.

We only have the media to tell us about events emanating out of Canberra.  When the MP’s need to stoke some fires and create a misdirection exercise,  they can always rely on the media whores parked outside and all to eager to please, to take the bait and report exactly what the MP’s want them to.

By any other name, they are the ‘dogs of war’ and sacrificial … they are hunger primed and ready to do the bidding of any MP prepared to test them and their loyalty.

Yesterdays stories were already in train before Crean fronted the media 30 minutes or so before Question Time was to begin.  The positive story was to be the ‘Apology’, and the negative story being ‘the Gillard and Conroy capitulation surrounding the proposed Media Legislation’.

You don’t have to be Einstein to realise which story would have appeared on the front page today.  That story would have fed into the polls taken over the weekend and would have had Gillards numbers under 30 come Monday next.   Yesterday was another Gillard stunt to change the media focus and get her bad policy and bad governance off the front page.

Some History:

For weeks, even months, the media have been hinting that ALP MP’s have been backgrounding them about the ALP leadership distention .. reporting it as news and all to an effect that caused continued destabilisation.

The cut to the chase reasoning here is that if Government policy is bad, and Governance is hit or miss – why is it always assumed that it is because the existing leadership is being destabilised and under threat.   Why can’t it be that Gillard just sucks at her job?

She is a thug at best and beats up on the Opposition and her own every chance she gets.  It’s all a front to cover up the fact that she has no idea about how to run a Nation, nor interface with the people she means to govern.   What can anyone say about what she has in common with most Australians – how many married men with children has she slept with – in fact that alone makes most women think of her as an ‘overacheiving bitch’ … a ‘cad’ in women’s clothing.

This mornings media misandrists are out there singing her phrases and sounding every bit the nutters they surely are – where has common sense and logic disappeared to.

All MP’s from all sides do this ‘backgrounding’ thing with journalists because they have to be clear in the messages intent – some journalist need to be hand-fed so they get the right slant for the story …

This is the motive the MP’s carry within themselves for higher office … prostitute themselves for the benefit of someone who can make their careers take off …

The weak-link in the exchange has proved to be the media – the reporters/journalists doing the bidding of these traitorous sycophant MP’s  do so for their own vested reasons as well … politics is war, and the ALP suck at it.

Crean’s sacrifice yesterday has many prongs if one was to try and analyse his motives and actions.  He helped get Gillard into politics as she hawked herself around Victoria after her AWU Wilson affair and involvement and the Slater and Gordon sacking.  Who knows what she did to get Crean’s attention but her married man complex would certainly have been invested in doing whatever she had to do to get what she wanted.

Crean’s transparent actions yesterday were laced with a frustration in his beloved ALP and his want to rise as a party saviour … or that is the way Crean would have us believe.

Crean’s ties to Gillard go back to his own Leadership issues where Gillard stood steadfastly beside him and repaid the loyalty she owed Crean for her career in the late 90’s post the AWU scandal and the Slater and Gordon sacking.   Was Crean another married man in Gillards notched dildo that Pickering draws her with?   This author only raises the thought … sorry about that …

A year ago this is what Crean had to say about Rudd:

Simon Crean blasts ‘disloyal’ Kevin Rudd, says he should challenge or quit the team


| Author: Lanai Vasek and James Massola | Date: February 21, 2012 | Link to On-Line Story. | Click here or on image below to see Video of Interview |


CABINET minister Simon Crean has accused Kevin Rudd of disloyalty and urged an “assertion of leadership” by Julia Gillard to address Labor’s leadership crisis.

The loyal Gillard supporter said the Prime Minister should have a frank discussion with Mr Rudd, who he said should “exit the team” or bring on a challenge.

“He is not playing as part of the team,” Mr Crean told ABC Radio.

“He’s clearly been disloyal internally. I know he’s been talking to other people.”

Mr Crean said the time had come for the Prime Minister and her rival to resolve the issue.

He said Mr Rudd should “put up or shut up”.

“I think what’s got to happen is the Prime Minister has to have a discussion with him. The conversation should be if he can’t be part of the team he should exit the team.

“(It) needs to be a frank one and an assertion of leadership by the Prime Minister.”

Mr Crean warned of the damage to the party if the issue was not resolved.

“The responsibility for us is to stem the mutual destruction that is going on and get back to some principles of integrity and openness and honesty and frankness,” he said.

“(We should be) prepared to confront the issue directly – not just deal with this madness that is going on by leaking.”

Mr Crean dismissed speculation that if pushed Mr Rudd would resign and trigger a by-election in his Queensland electorate of Griffith, threatening Labor’s slim majority in parliament.

“I don’t think any loyal person would trigger a by-election knowingly,” Mr Crean said.

“No loyal person would knowingly put the party in that position.”

Mr Crean said Mr Rudd was failing to convince Labor MPs of the need to reinstate him as prime minister and his supporters’ alternative strategy was to go public.

“For all the time that he has been trying to say that he is different, a different Kevin, a new Kevin, all he does is reinforce the old Kevin,” he said.

Mr Crean said the destabilisation was causing Labor’s primary vote to slump and meant Ms Gillard’s key messages were not getting through to voters.

“It becomes a self-fulfilling evidentiary process the more you undermine, the more the primary vote comes down and you reinforce your point,” Mr Crean said.

“The sooner it’s understood that he hasn’t got the support, the sooner it’s accepted, and the better it will be for us as a party.”

Speaking in the United States on his way to Mexico for a G20 meeting, Mr Rudd refused to be drawn on speculation he was preparing to launch a challenge.

“I’m off to the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting as the Australian Foreign Minister,” he said.

Trade Minister Craig Emerson urged the “small group” within Labor to stop its active destabilisation campaign, which he said was overshadowing the government’s important policy initiatives, including today’s release of the Gonski review of school funding.

“I think there is a real risk here based on what has been happening before that this important national discussion could possible be overshadowed by more talk of leadership,” Mr Emerson told ABC radio.

“That is in the hands of those who have taken on the task of destabilising the government. What I’m urging is that they stop doing that so we can have a national discussion about a fundamental Labor reform.

“There is a campaign on here, and it’s a campaign that is anti-Labor, it’s against the interests of the government of Australia and it’s against the national interest and it should stop … and it’s being run by Labor people.”

Defence Minister Stephen Smith strongly backed Ms Gillard, saying she was “doing a very good job in tough circumstances”.

Schools Minister Peter Garrett also supported the Prime Minister.

Former Queensland Labor premier Peter Beattie urged Ms Gillard to call a ballot next week to resolve the leadership.

“It’s time that there was a caucus meeting and the matter was dealt with once and for all,” Mr Beattie told ABC Radio. “Otherwise the damage to the Labor Party’s campaign in Queensland will be simply immeasurable.”

Independent MP Tony Windsor does not believe Mr Rudd will be able to mount a successful leadership challenge.

“I don’t think he’s got anywhere near the numbers, but I’m not a number counter for those people,” he told ABC Radio.

But he added: “I think for the country’s sake, there needs to be some clearance of the air in relation to any attempted coup.”

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry also called on Labor to resolve its leadership tensions for the nation’s sake.

“Those matters and the extent to which they need to be resolved are matters for the politicians, but there are risks to the economy, especially when there is political instability inside a governing party,” ACCI chief executive Peter Anderson told ABC Radio.

A year later and after the events of yesterday – it seems like a replay from the archives and the question is why … why does the ALP keep going to the Leadership well to distract the media over bad Governance?

Yesterday’s and todays rhetoric coming from the victors have them telling us that the Leadership issue has again been resolved.  Who wants to or can believe that?

‘Bad Kevin’ and ‘Good Kevin':

Rudd is a Jekyll and Hyde type character – there is ‘Good Kevin’, smiling, appeasing, and doing stunts for his millions of Twitter, Facebook, and other followers.  Then there is ‘Bad Kevin’ – the man who has festered in his own revenge plans ever since Gillard stuck him with the long-knives of the faceless men in June 2010.

‘Bad Kevin’ wants nothing to do with the leadership turmoil yet is basking in his silent role at its agenda – telling everybody that his word is his bond – and he is true to his word as his refusal to challenge Gillard yesterday spilt blood everywhere and yet he remained unstained.

The desperation of the caucus to seek good media is their own fault – they fell over themselves and in line with their Union boss’s to put Gillard on the throne.

Be assured Rudd had the numbers yesterday, just not enough to give him ‘overwhelming numbers’ to justify him turning back his assurances to the electorate that he would not challenge again.  Bob Carr and some other Gillard hater were overseas yesterday and were not there to give Rudd their vote

‘Bad Kevin’ is having a ball … he enjoys Gillard’s lurching from policy disaster to policy disaster.  … but as Gillard and her waddle group charged down the corridors to the Caucus Room meeting,  one could only think about this cluster of MP’s cluttered in behind their would be saviour,  and all oblivious to what was really going on.

Gillard knows she already straddles the spit atop the fiery embers of a ‘slow roast’ cook-off … she is pegged and straddled and she screams back at the the fire – ‘take your best shot’ as ‘Bad Kevin’ turns the cradle …

Gillard’s toughness lights the eyes of her followers, it is easily mistaken for bravado and a devil-may-care attitude, she’s a ‘all-in’ punter and pretty good at bluffing those in her awe …

It has worked on Abbott ever since she became the PM … but people are beginning to realise that the tough outer skin hides a persona that will destroy everybody before she will listen and take advice that Australia no longer listens or wants her anywhere near the PM role.

Back to Crean’s actions yesterday – we know that he spoke with Rudd a few days before the spill – from that conversation share in yesterdays press conference before the spill, Crean told us that he believed he could be the Deputy Prime Minister if Rudd challenged.

Yesterday was all about Crean’s following someone elses agenda … but who was he working for?

Was his sacrifice a Gillard plant to try and draw Rudd out yet again, was it a distraction to have the media fumble the real story of the day – the failure of the media legislation – stripped from the weekend’s papers.

Was it a stunt to get the media talking about Gillard’s toughness and resilience?

There are so many hinges involved and the media are oblivious …

‘Bad Kevin’ response showed us he is still enjoying Gillard’s demise and his want to ‘rise from the dead’ … his rebirth is still some weeks away … maybe months, and maybe not until Gillard is shunted from office in the most humiliation of ways … i.e. Anna Bligh [ALP QLD Leader - only won 7 seats], and in similar vein to the NSW ALP’s Christina Keneally …  both women by the way …

Crean’s sacrifice was not unlike Roxon’s attempt to do Gillard’s bidding when she tried to push new ‘anti-discrimination’ legislation and then fade away when it failed.  That legislation failure was masked by Roxon’s and Evan’s resignation from the Gillard Ministry.

Crean’s show yesterday has him also resigning his Ministership, and he now resides on the back-benches with Roxon and one K Rudd – i.e. ‘Good Kevin’ …

Gillard has used up two of her most loyal Ministers in Roxon and Crean, and at this rate how many will survive as Gillard serves them up to do her bidding.

Today it all returns to a becalmed silence as the House in in recess for seven weeks before the Budget sitting.

Bad Government still prevails and what will the media write about now?   What will Gillard’s next stunt be to distract the Australian public?

Some Backgrounding – The Sports Doping Story:

Nobody has canvassed the real reasons for the ‘Sports doping’ story being outed when the ALP were free-falling in the polls.  It happened at the peak of the ICAC Obeid revelations, and the Thompson arrest over HSU fraud charges.   This came days after the Evans and Roxon resignations and the ‘antidiscrimination’ legislation failure.

These stories were absolutely destroying Gillard and the ALP at the time.

In the time since Gillard offered up the ACC report on ‘sports doping’, what has it revealed about ‘sports doping’.  The whole case no depends an players confessing to a crime they don’t believe they committed in all good conscience.

The ACC report was nowhere near complete when Lundy and Clare were sent pn a Gillard mission to get the Obeid and Thompson debacle off the media focus.  In essence – Gillard threw Australian athletes and Sports Administrators under the bus to try and save herself.

Now look to yesterday’s events and try and see what was different – she threw Crean out there to flush ‘Good Kevin’ out on a Leadership spill as a media distraction …

‘Bad Kevin’ saw her coming from a mile away and shot her stunt down … and the loser was the Crean and to a larger degree the ALP …

Gillard’s stupidity is being mistaken for toughness and political savvy … what really has changed other than Crean now gets to sit next to Kevin and keep an eye on him in the House.


Larry Pickering’s Political Take:

To bring some much-needed levity – there is always the Larry Pickering Cartoons … below is a sample of his summer offerings – his images page can be access here[click on image below to enlarge] … enjoy and don’t hurt yourself with the belly laughs …

Larry Pickering also writes some very intelligent blogs including many on the AWU scandal.  Whilst not as regarded as Hedley Thomas in journalistic circles – his penmanship and his heady wit give him a take on things not easily publishable in mainstream media.  None the less … his take on events cuts to the chase and he does not mince words … his Facebook page can be accessed here


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- 20th Mar – Growl No: 24 – Stephen Conroy – the ‘Black’ Prince of all ALP Ministers -


- 12th Mar – Election 2013  – Growl No: 23 -
– The Track Record of the Worst Prime Minister ever -


- 11th Mar – Election 2013  – Growl No: 22 -
– The Monkeys are in the trees -


- 10th Mar – Election 2013  – Growl No: 21 – Gillard is the Dumbest … i.e. –  457 Visa’s -


- 22nd Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 20 – The ALP Brand – a Catharsis of toxicity  -


- 18th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 19 -
– The Sham Marriage between the ALP and Greens -


- 18th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 18 – Paul Howes – AWU National Secretary – standing under the crap flow leaking from above -


- 18th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 17 – Wayne Swan’s ‘Sarah Palin’ Moment -


- 17th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 16 – Gillard Blunder’s Again – Draws a line under Age Pensions -


- 16th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 15 – The Devils Brew: who’s left, Gillard, Swan, Shorten, and who else


- 15th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 14 - The ALP tinkering and staring at the abyss …


- 10th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 13 – The Obeid Dynasty Profile -


- 9th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 12 – Dunce Hat’s sit firmly on Gillard and Swan’s noggin’s -


- 8th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 11 – Parliamentary remuneration – Peter Slipper in Profile -


- 8th Feb – Growl No: 10 – Parliamentary remuneration – Peter Slipper in Profile -


- 7th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 9 - Gillard in Focus -


- 6th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 8 – Obeid has decided to take a few with him -


- 4th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 7 – ABC’s “Q&A” proves none of them have a goddamn clue


- 4th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 6 – Gillard in Cartoon Form -


- 4th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 5 – Poll Results,  Senate Leadership, & Pyne’s Hitler Gibe -


- 2nd Feb –  Election 2013 – Growl No: 4 – Craig Thompson’s Bankruptcy revisited -


- 1st Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 3 – Roxon’s Rocky Status as the AG  -


- 31st Jan – Election 2013 – Growl No: 2 – Gillard lifts her skirts to thrill the Media  -


- 28th Jan – Election 2013 – Growl No: 1 – Senator Penny Wong … policy exposed -


- 18th Jan – Hedley Thomas and Larry Pickering – – Resume their AWU crusade against Gillard  -


- 1st Jan 2013 – Jenny Macklin – Joins Swan as another ALP Fu_kwit – Claims she can live on the Newstart allowance -


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Today’s Leadership Spill achieved nor decided anything
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The ALP again demonstrated today just how lost and shambolic they really are – to call for a spill and then not have anyone challenge for the Leadership is a claytons spin on a new low an ALP political history.

The result of the days events are simple – Gillard is further weakened by association and any spin her supporters are advocating is pure bullshit.  For example – Stephen Smith who only a few weeks ago and when on air covering the WA election result made comment about the Federal impact on the WA election.  He suggested it was a leadership issue, yet today he spoke to the media after the spill that was the reverse of what he stated a few weeks ago.

It has been wall to wall coverage in the media since Crean made his plea and nominated himself for Deputy Prime Minister under Rudd.   Crean was trying to force Rudd’s hand and this speaks volumes for Crean’s political ability and timing.   He tried to shoot himself several times – and still only did minimal damage. He looked a forlorn figure as he exited the caucus meeting this afternoon knowing his political career was over … he will be resigning his Ministerial portfolio and even Rudd will think twice about how close he wants to be to Crean in any future Leadership role.

In true dumbass terms – today’s spill was a no brainer … anyone who says otherwise have not a clue as to what is really happening and going on in the background.

However the media spin the afternoons events and fill the airwaves, the common sense answer is simple.    Crean though he had a shot at becoming the Deputy PM – he decided to force Rudd’s hand … and Rudd held his position in the face of his supporters trying to convince him to make the challenge.

He had the numbers, but they were just enough and the victory would have resolved little.

Rudd will be the PM before the election – it is the timing and when you look to Gillard and her leadership woe’s ahead, why would Rudd want to take on all Gillards mistakes and those of her supporters only to have the Unions do him in again once he had balanced some of the ALP support he carries.

In the next few months the following events are due and will have their media cycle and add to the negativity aligned with the Gillard Leadership:

  1. The Slipper decision on whether he resigns or goes to court – that is all Gillard …
  2. The Craig Thompson court case begins … again all owned by Gillard’s  …
  3. The ICAC findings on the Obeid hearings are due in June/July – in the interim MacDonald is again facing a new ICAC inquiry over a different mining lease approval and the damaging fallout is all on Gillard’s Leadership.
  4. The MRRT revamped under the Gillard/Swan team, and used in part to get rid of Rudd because the miners did not like the Rudd version – is ongoing and the May Budget will have to reassess the revenues and the impact on the budget bottom line … Gillard and Swan own this debacle of legislation …
  5. The fallout over the Roxon anti-discrimination capitulation is all Gillard … it will have its media cycle in coming days …
  6. As will the failed media legislation and the trigger for all of today’s events after Conroy pulled the Bills because he did not have the numbers … again all Gillard … just bad legislation after bad legislation …
  7. Then there is the proposed Gonski and NDIS reforms and the funding promises – again all Gillard and when the May Budget cuts to provide for both these policies, some $16 billion come to light, the negatives will again cut into the ALP primary support.

When was the last time that Gillard got a big ticket policy right …

Why would Rudd want the Leadership when all these events will reflect on Gillard … he does not want to own the fallout … why would he?

Rudd will only think about a leadership move when he has a mandate along the following lines:

  1. A Royal Commission into the AWU scandal and directly aimed at Gillard with a want to strip her of her parliamentary pension if she is found to be involved in the events that led to the fraud.  This will allow Rudd to make an enemy of Gillard and win back all the ALP voters on the fence over the Gillard involvement in this scandal.
  2. A Royal Commission into the HSU with the same outcome expectations …
  3. A Royal Commission into all Unions and their accountability standards and use of ‘slush funds’ …
  4. An ALP mandate to crush the Union factions and their influence on the Parliamentary Party and its process’ …
  5.  A policy platform that addresses the Gillard overspend and caps future big-ticket spending until the budget is balanced and debt reduction is possible.

The equation is simple – the people may want Rudd, but until the Caucus gives him what he wants – ‘overwhelming numbers’ to use his words – he will let Gillard continue to destroy the ALP.  In essence the caucus are unwilling to commit and are living in fear of becoming unemployed.  This opinion is obvious … why should Rudd commit when the Caucus that dumped him twice are unwilling to commit …

Gillard is forthright and punches up Abbott every time they have a stoush – but her ability to formulate policy and understand the financial impost her policy’s have imposed on Australians renders her a maverick lunatic … her misandry is worse than any misogyny levied against her.

There is an opinion that it is not the ALP that is on the nose – it is Gillard … and Gillard is oblivious to how she has paralysed a Nation …

Those who support Rudd know what lies ahead – there just is not enough for him to move at this stage … give it a few more sub 30 poll results and the shift will happen.


Larry Pickering’s Political Take:

To bring some much-needed levity – there is always the Larry Pickering Cartoons … below is a sample of his summer offerings – his images page can be access here[click on image below to enlarge] … enjoy and don’t hurt yourself with the belly laughs …

Larry Pickering also writes some very intelligent blogs including many on the AWU scandal.  Whilst not as regarded as Hedley Thomas in journalistic circles – his penmanship and his heady wit give him a take on things not easily publishable in mainstream media.  None the less … his take on events cuts to the chase and he does not mince words … his Facebook page can be accessed here


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– The Track Record of the Worst Prime Minister ever -


- 11th Mar – Election 2013  – Growl No: 22 -
– The Monkeys are in the trees -


- 10th Mar – Election 2013  – Growl No: 21 – Gillard is the Dumbest … i.e. –  457 Visa’s -


- 22nd Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 20 – The ALP Brand – a Catharsis of toxicity  -


- 18th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 19 -
– The Sham Marriage between the ALP and Greens -


- 18th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 18 – Paul Howes – AWU National Secretary – standing under the crap flow leaking from above -


- 18th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 17 – Wayne Swan’s ‘Sarah Palin’ Moment -


- 17th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 16 – Gillard Blunder’s Again – Draws a line under Age Pensions -


- 16th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 15 – The Devils Brew: who’s left, Gillard, Swan, Shorten, and who else


- 15th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 14 - The ALP tinkering and staring at the abyss …


- 10th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 13 – The Obeid Dynasty Profile -


- 9th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 12 – Dunce Hat’s sit firmly on Gillard and Swan’s noggin’s -


- 8th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 11 – Parliamentary remuneration – Peter Slipper in Profile -


- 8th Feb – Growl No: 10 – Parliamentary remuneration – Peter Slipper in Profile -


- 7th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 9 - Gillard in Focus -


- 6th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 8 – Obeid has decided to take a few with him -


- 4th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 7 – ABC’s “Q&A” proves none of them have a goddamn clue


- 4th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 6 – Gillard in Cartoon Form -


- 4th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 5 – Poll Results,  Senate Leadership, & Pyne’s Hitler Gibe -


- 2nd Feb –  Election 2013 – Growl No: 4 – Craig Thompson’s Bankruptcy revisited -


- 1st Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 3 – Roxon’s Rocky Status as the AG  -


- 31st Jan – Election 2013 – Growl No: 2 – Gillard lifts her skirts to thrill the Media  -


- 28th Jan – Election 2013 – Growl No: 1 – Senator Penny Wong … policy exposed -


- 18th Jan – Hedley Thomas and Larry Pickering – – Resume their AWU crusade against Gillard  -


- 1st Jan 2013 – Jenny Macklin – Joins Swan as another ALP Fu_kwit – Claims she can live on the Newstart allowance -


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The ALP and PM Leadership once again hangs by a thread and occupies the political agenda.  How much longer this abysmal and collective leadership can fumble and pretend to be running a Nation is measured in hours, days, or weeks at best.

Conroy’s recent showing as the most incompetent or all Ministers has been on show since he took on the role as Communications Minister.

When Rudd appointed him it was to appease the Unions, and in particular the Transport Workers Union [TWU] faction.   It has proved a monumental failure and cost Australia $10’s billions is flawed decision made by a man who is completely out of his depth.   How is counterparts have not noticed or acted on this previously points directly to their own incompetency.

Bad Government is the fear of all voters and few disagree that this Gillard Government has lurched from one catastrophe to another as is the worst Government in our History.  Why is it so hard for them to realise they need to listen to the electorate at large and take notice.  The polls have been saying it for more than two years.  Not once have they flinched or admitted their errors, nor have they taken responsibility for mess the Nation finds itself.

The damage being inflicted on this and future generations is immeasurable and Conroy is the Black Prince of all the dunderheads sitting on the Government’s Front Bench.

The NBN:

The NBN is proving to be the biggest clusterfu_k in living memory and that is all Conroy.

Telstra were handed a $12 billion windfall because the NBN rollout was dead in the water if Conroy could not get ownership of the Telstra owned copper network.  This was an oversight in the original NBN proposal and when Conroy realised that Telstra were holding the NBN to ransom, he was forced to overpay and do a deal with Telstra that cost Australian taxpayers and handed Telstra shareholders a massive windfall.   Since the deal 12 months or so ago – Telstra shares have advanced some 50% … and all because Conroy fumbled the ball.

As reported by the EYE-BALL OPINION in previous posts – linked here – the deal had many other undertakings that allowed Telstra to walk away from previously exchange upgrades in regional and rural Australia to ADSL 2 type services.   These exchanges now mirror the NBN rollout which is some two years behind schedule, and there is no forecast timeframe for areas that were previously advised of upgrades that were to be carried out last year..

Conroy takes no responsibility for the mistakes made in this ‘copper network’ deal.

This author has written numerous letters to his Department and followed up with phone calls all to no avail.  Conroy’s office have yet to provide answers to questions asked .

Why did Conroy not protect the interests of rural and regional Telstra clients when he allowed Telstra to walk away from the pre ‘copper-network’ deal scheduled upgrades?

The answer is simple – Conroy had no idea what he was doing when he put the deal together.

Media Legislation:

The continuing capitulation by Conroy and his Leadership over the proposed new media legislation escalates.  Conroy’s attempt to ram through his legislation in the House this week has faltered and is not under review and amendments that were previously ruled out of bounds.

Gillard has announced she is taking over the legislation and is doing deals to gather support for the bills in the hope that her leadership can survive the fallout already flowing over Conroy’s handling of the legislation – see Financial Review story here

Conroy was recently made Leader of the Government in the Senate – if he is the yardstick by which all other ALP Senators are measured – i.e. he is the best they have – then no wonder this administration lurches from catastrophe to catastrophe …

A story in todays’ The Australian by Troy Bramston questions the Gillard Leadership and the Rudd numbers – see story here – it states in part …

SUPPORT for Kevin Rudd to replace Julia Gillard has gained momentum after senior parliamentary figures in both camps confirmed that the Prime Minister’s majority in the 102-person Labor caucus is now in serious doubt.

Last night, as a number of meetings were held by both Rudd and Gillard camps to assess support, senior Labor figures told The Australian that Rudd’s support in caucus was growing and could surpass support for Ms Gillard, perhaps as soon as today.

While precise numbers are unclear, backers of Mr Rudd, however, said his support is already at around 50 votes or higher in the caucus.

Supporters of Ms Gillard are hopeful that a leadership showdown can be averted, but morale is at rock bottom.

Both Rudd and Gillard camps are now pro-actively counting and courting support, as they concede that a leadership showdown could come sometime this week.

One Rudd supporter said any canvassing of MPs to switch leaders was “nuanced” and there was “no pressure” being applied. Their strategy is predicated upon Ms Gillard relinquishing the leadership, thus necessitating a leadership ballot in caucus… continues

This ‘train-wreck’ proned Government is approaching the cliff-edge and the brakes have failed. The crash can’t come quick enough and when Gillard goes – hopefully the release valve will allow common sense to prevail and an election scheduled before Swan delivers another flawed budget forecast … not likely, but if the Independents are true to their word, their decision to support Gillard and not the ALP will hopefully allow them to force the election.


Larry Pickering’s Political Take:

To bring some much-needed levity – there is always the Larry Pickering Cartoons … below is a sample of his summer offerings – his images page can be access here[click on image below to enlarge] … enjoy and don’t hurt yourself with the belly laughs …

Larry Pickering also writes some very intelligent blogs including many on the AWU scandal.  Whilst not as regarded as Hedley Thomas in journalistic circles – his penmanship and his heady wit give him a take on things not easily publishable in mainstream media.  None the less … his take on events cuts to the chase and he does not mince words … his Facebook page can be accessed here


Added 20th Mar 2013:









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