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EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl on – Election 2013 – Growl No: 18 – Paul Howes – AWU National Secretary – standing under the crap flow leaking from above …

February 18, 2013
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– Election 2013  – Growl No: 18 –
– Paul Howes – AWU National Secretary –
– standing under the crap flow leaking from above –
| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 18th Feb 2013|

Latest Pickering images added – 18th Feb 2013 – see end of text linked here

The AWU National Secretary fronted the media this morning as his Union went into a week-long National conference.

See this link for Conference agenda. It also coincided with a new advertising campaign fronted by Australian legend actor Jack Thompson – your Union dues at work.

What is more of concern is Howes confession that he no longer believes in poll data. When questioned on ABC’s ‘News 24’ this morning, Howes admitted to having swallowed a very large piece of ‘humble pie’ over all the attention he paid in the past to polling data. The point was made that it was ‘polling’ data that prompted the removal of Rudd in 2010. The ever friendly ABC to all things Labor failed to ask the obvious question – ‘does that mean you were wrong to take the action you, and the rest of the faceless men to dismiss Rudd in 2010?’.

Howes should choke on his retraction and brazen recalcitrance – his actions and those of the other faceless men set in motion the slide of Labor and its ability to keep faith with faithful Labor supporters.

The latest pol data out this morning was predictable and more bad news is to come. With 1st preferences sitting at 30% down 5% this year alone, the next set of numbers out in a fortnight will test the previous Gillard low of 25%.

Everybody is now of the opinion the ACC report on Sports Doping was to get the Obeid and Thompson stories off the front pages. Again the ALP friendly press swallowed the Lundy/Clare circus and in the two weeks since, what has come from the hype surrounding the release of the report?

Australian sporting heroes are up in arms, Clubs are fuming over the damage caused to sponsor deals and fan support. The Government has acted criminally if it can be proved that a meeting was held to determine to turn the media attention from the Obeid ICAC inquiry to limit the ALP brand ever further with the electorate.

Paul Howes is neck-deep in the selling of the message – ‘Polls don’t matter’ … how can he hold his head and look at a camera given what responsibility he owns and damaging the ALP.

His opening address to the AWU conference contained the following passage – link to full story here

“… Mr Howes, the union’s national secretary, will use his opening address to 300 delegates to ridicule former Rio Tinto chief Tom Albanese, Gina Rinehart and Clive Palmer as “titans of industry, who can’t even make a profit in the middle of a resources boom”.

“It’s these people who have the gall to try to buy an election with a $30 million advertising campaign, just because they don’t want to pay their fair share of tax,” he will say, according to speech notes seen by The Australian.

“These strategic geniuses from Rio Tinto, who can blow $3.2 billion on one failed project in Mozambique, who have the audacity to fly over here from London and threaten our democracy, who have the audacity to tell us how much they’ll pay for the resources that we own.” He will say the resources were not being “mined in the West End of London”, but Australia resources were being mined by local workers.

“These corporate robber barons, in their shiny suits, think they own our country,” he will say.

“They think they can do what they like with our minerals, without even paying a fair share.

“But what these kings in sand castles forget is that if you want to take on the Australian people, if you intend on doing the wrong thing by our nation, if you think you can come to this continent and sell the people who live and work here down the river, you won’t be unopposed.”

on-line ‘The Australian’ story continues

Howes full opening address can be read here

The Rio $3 billion loss was a tax minimisation deal to avoid paying any MRRT … all legal but Howes looks at the report and says ‘blame the Company’, not blame the PM, Swan and others who caved into the miners back in 2010. Howes does a great injustice to all his membership by misleading them over cause and effect.

The dissent within ALP caucus rank and file have them in survival mode, looking for lifeboats and parachutes. Reports that the poll data out overnight – see poll data here – has rocked Gillard’s confidence is about time.  Her leather hide covering to all things thrown at her is finally allowing the bravado to melt.  Gillard is more toxic now then at any other time and someone only has to light the match.   The ALP’s problem is who do they turn to when Rudd is so dead set against a return and I think he knows he would be a fool to jump aboard this sinking ship.

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 18th Feb 2013:

To see all of Pickering’s Political cartoons – use this link

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  1. Dennis the Donkey who won't be (a donkey) at this election.
    February 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Yes I agree with your sentiments totally.
    How does Paul Howes become accountable to the Australian people, I know he helped Mr Obeid become a government member. That earns him the right.!
    If Karma has any role to play against these people surely their day is coming!!!!!

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