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– 28th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 50 – Rudd’s House of Pain – He must learn that ‘less is more’


– 27th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 49 – Shorten has to be made accountable –


– 26th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 48 – Gillard’s “Mrs Doubtfire” moment –


– 19th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 47 – Chris McArdle – Craig Thompsons Lawyer opens up with his views on drive time radio –


– 18th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 46 – Gillard revisits her Slater and Gordon Exit


– 12th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 45 – Gillard and Swine swill


– 10th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 44 – Foreign Minister Bob Carr – The “Gallah” that feasts and is never concerned with the damage left behind …


– 8th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 43 – The Independents and The Greens – why do they accept an alleged Criminal as PM? –


– 6th June – True Leadership – we are yet to experience the way it was meant to be


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– Election 2013 – Growl No: 51 –
– The US Back Gillard –
– Poor Call or Poor Form –

| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 3rd July 2013|

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Astory released today covering the departing US Ambassador, and his heartfelt comments about Julia Gillard and her career post politics says many things.

Either – the US don’t believe the AWU scandal can touch Gillard, or they don’t mind being associated with a former Prime Minister who is a criminal and have their ‘on the record’ comments recorded.

Why would they do that – why would they pledge their continued support and loyalty unless they owed Gillard on some policy decisions she may have made in office that the US owe her for – i.e. US military base in NT with troop deployment for one.

The story was reported by “The Australian” and appears below:

Julia Gillard to remain figure on world stage, says US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich


| Author: National Times | Date: July 3rd, 2013 | Link to On-Line Story. |

US Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich has tipped a future on the world stage for Julia Gillard, praising the former prime minister as an “extraordinarily talented and well-respected” person.

“She made a great impression on myself and on President (Barack) Obama and other leaders in the United States,” Mr Bleich said today.

“I know she will continue to play an important role in the US-Australia relationship and continue to be a respected figure on the world stage.”

Mr Bleich could soon be leaving his post as US ambassador with the same Australian prime minister in charge – Kevin Rudd – as when he started his tenure in late 2009.

But he says the US doesn’t cast judgment on the Labor leadership dramas, because both Mr Rudd and Ms Gillard had done nothing but bolster ties with his country.

“We have some pretty funny politics in the US too,” Mr Bleich told reporters at the US embassy today.

“So we don’t throw stones at how other nations choose their leaders and the process in which leadership changes hands.”

Mr Bleich celebrated what could be his last July 4 celebration in Canberra as ambassador today, with his replacement recently nominated by Mr Obama.

John Berry, an openly gay diplomat and close friend of the president, must first be confirmed by the US Senate before the appointment is sealed and he sets off for Canberra.

Mr Bleich said Mr Berry was an outstanding candidate for the diplomatic role who also knew “quite a bit” about Australia.

He said he wasn’t sure when he’d be replaced or what the future held for him.

AAP

Ambassador Bleich’s comments on face value seem like any ordinary message by an outgoing Diplomat leaving good will and good cheer for all those left behind.

But in this case – his comments give legitimacy to Gillard’s Leadership when he would be aware she is under a police investigation into a serious fraud.

It is reasonable to accept the US does business with Tyrant style leaders all around the world, past and present, what we don’t expect is for them to treat Australia with such contempt in the face of Gillard’s AWU history, and the fact that the CIA file on Gillard would be as incriminating as the AWU missing files.

The US want Foreign Leaders who support and foster US interest’s – so it is safe to assume that Gillard was a staunch ally of the US – else the CIA file on Gillard would have leaked.

If Gillard is charged, the comments made by the outgoing US Ambassador will mean nothing to most Australian’s, but for those who take these things seriously, it will mean a significant loss of face for the US to have been so supportive of a Leader with a criminal background.

The US are good at their job – we know that much through some of the Wikileaks information revealed in recent years … and more recently the Snowden revelations.

Perhaps Obama’s friendship with Gillard was more than diplomats just bumping into one another or up against one another in the night.

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– 26th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 48 – Gillard’s “Mrs Doubtfire” moment –


– 19th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 47 – Chris McArdle – Craig Thompsons Lawyer opens up with his views on drive time radio –


– 18th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 46 – Gillard revisits her Slater and Gordon Exit


– 12th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 45 – Gillard and Swine swill


– 10th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 44 – Foreign Minister Bob Carr – The “Gallah” that feasts and is never concerned with the damage left behind …


– 8th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 43 – The Independents and The Greens – why do they accept an alleged Criminal as PM? –


– 6th June – True Leadership – we are yet to experience the way it was meant to be


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– Election 2013 – Growl No: 50 –
– Rudd’s House of Pain –
– He must learn that ‘less is more’ –

| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 29th June 2013|

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Rudd’s willingness to grasp what can only be described as a ‘poisoned chalice’, and willing walk into the ALP caucus caldron proves his courage of a sorts … was it ego or does he truly believe he is the messiah, the chosen one to resurrect the flawed ALP?

The 57-45 result represents only a margin of 6 votes – and they all swung on the back of Shorten’s public switch to Rudd.  This is still a divided caucus and Rudd’s task is herculean – is he up to it?

Rudd’s ego is well documented – larger than most in a political sense, and all added to since his inability to deal with his dumping some three years ago.  Given the two days back in the job – has he learnt that ‘less is more’.

The Press Conference:

Rudd’s first extensive Press conference was a wide-ranging affair and tried to cover all topics.  If Rudd should have learnt something for his stint on the backbench, he should have realised that the way to earn Party loyalty is to let your Ministry shine – let them have their moments without being hand-held – let then live and die by their own performance and give the Leader distance.

This was Hawke’s success, strong Ministers with the publics support because they knew their Ministers and their abilities.

At yesterdays press conference, Rudd gave the media a free shot and he again try to prove he is the man.  Rudd’s eagerness to answer questions across a wide range of topics he has been out of the loop on for some time, only gave the media ammunition for their want to pin him to the cross for dumping Gillard.

The media are having a field day with some of the comments he let fly when ‘less would have meant more’.

Paul Kelly penned two stories overnight – when was the last time he did that –  the first titled:  “Kevin Rudd broke every rule in the book” linked in full here – an extract appears below:

KEVIN Rudd’s warning of conflict with Indonesia is a reckless mistake that betrays the sheer depth of Labor’s frustration over its failure to stop the boats.

Rudd broke every rule in the book for dealing with Indonesia. His remarks misread Jakarta, risk the prospects for co-operation and are unwarranted on the basis of Tony Abbott’s turning the boats policy.

Rudd’s injection of possible conflict with Indonesia into his domestic row with Abbott over how to stem boat arrivals is irresponsible for an Australian prime minister.

Even if Abbott’s turning-the-boats stand proves futile it does not justify the over-reach Rudd displayed yesterday at his first media conference as recalled Prime Minister.

This testifies to the incredible political burden Labor has thrust on to Rudd and which he has willingly grabbed.

Rudd’s reference to past conflicts and invoking Konfrontasi during the 1960s, when Australian forces were involved against Indonesia, is extraordinary. Making these remarks just days before Rudd’s anticipated visit to Indonesia for talks with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is even more extraordinary … continues

All the media are on heightened alert – after a week of shark feeding and speculation they have the taste of blood with Gillard’s demise and are now focused on their next prey – it is to be Rudd or Abbott – at the moment they see Rudd as most vulnerable and if he survives intact, Abbott will become the target if he can’t make traction against Rudd.

Kelly’s story above is a ‘Himalayan’ molehill – he has taken comments Rudd made in his Press conference yesterday and gone beyond journalistic license. The full transcript of Rudd’s Press conference can be read – here – a sample of the Q&A about which Kelly wrote is produce below:

JOURNALIST: One of the policy issues you’ve had trouble with last time and I don’t think you mentioned so far today is asylum seekers and boats.  Will you be going to Indonesia to see the Indonesian President to discuss it?

And what philosophical position will you have in dealing with the boats?

Will you be trying to for example, will you be saying you’re going to stop the boats or will you be trying to manage them or encourage people to come in a more orderly way under regional processing?

PM: The great thing about this country is we have long believed in a system of orderly migration.

The problem with the current situation is that I really fear that we begin to see some fragmentation for the overall national support for a system of orderly migration in Australia.

That has stood us so well since the days of Arthur Calwell way back in the post-war period.

We actually have to be very attentive to a basic national interest, which is to sustain broad public support for a system of orderly migration.Secondly, on the question of Indonesia, I will be briefed this afternoon by colleagues who’ve been working on the proposed visit to Indonesia and following that briefing, of course, I will announce a decision about going to Jakarta.

I will be speaking with President Yudhoyono sometime after I finish with you good folk here this afternoon in Canberra.

I would also if I went to went to Indonesia be speaking frankly on the much broader questions of our common national security interests.

On top of that, a really big one, which is I am concerned about Mr Abbott’s policy where he says that he can turn the boats back to Indonesia as he states, and when he states now more recently, only when safe; and when the Indonesian Government says they will not accept such a policy.

I’m very concerned about whether if Mr Abbott were to become Prime Minister and continues that rhetoric and that posture and actually tries to translate it into reality, I really wonder whether he’s trying to risk some sort of conflict with Indonesia.

It’s not a good thing.

It’s a really bad thing.

Let me tell you, if you are a student of the Australia/Indonesia relationship which I have been since the days of the late forties until now, there’ve been some pretty tough times in the relationship.

I never want to see that happen again.

A quarter of a billion people live to the north of us.

We have a huge national interest in having a working relationship with them.

On the question of the attitude I bring to bear on asylum seekers, it will be in the national interest, mindful of the need to sustain popular support for the overall integrity of the migration program.

Paul Kelly has gone too far in his critique and reveals he also suffers from the same infected weakness all media have – a want to tear down and embellish.  Kelly’s take on the words Rudd spoke were corkscrewed to suit his story, as opposed to treating them at their face value.

Kelly’s second story was titled: For Kevin Rudd, it’s policies on the run” linked in full here – an extract appears below:

IT is the same smooth Kevin Rudd but this time he is under huge pressures and short of time — hence his blunder about warning of conflict with Indonesia, his floating a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, and his scare that Tony Abbott will mean a “slash and burn” recession.

Politics is now an unpredictable wild ride. Hold on to your seat. The resurrected Rudd is relaxed but obsessed about presenting himself as a reformed man — he talks endlessly about colleagues, cabinet consultations, proper decision-making, considered policy and bringing the country together. This Kevin, unlike the previous Kevin, is no one-man band. That’s his promise.

But if Rudd has any prepared game plan beyond a few long-harboured ideas it is not evident. He is making it up as he goes. For Rudd, it is improvisation on the run and that is high risk. The flaws are now on display; witness his comments about Indonesia.

Rudd is running on his instincts. What are they? We have many signals and lots of clues. He wants to settle down and govern, even for a short time. He regards Julia Gillard’s September 14 election date as untenable. He prefers an election a bit later. There will be no immediate poll.

 Rudd is very keen to attend the G-20 St Petersburg head of government summit in early September and he is right to believe our PM must go. Given the election’s proximity, he flirts with the idea of taking Tony Abbott with him, thereby ensuring the elected PM would be ready to manage the 2014 G-20 meeting in Australia… continues

Once again Kelly is engaged in opinion journalism and inflames the debate beyond the words Rudd spoke … it would appear there is no honeymoon period and the new Government and returning backbenchers can expect fire when ever the opportunity arises.

This was also evidenced in the new Treasurer’s – [Chris Bowen’s] – grilling just hours into the new job.  Why he took the interview request is understandable – but he had to know that he would be asked questions he could not answer given his ‘out of the loop’ backbench position since March.

Leigh Sales from the 7:30 Report did the grilling and Bowen used extraordinary restraint in his responses – he should have given Sales a list of what he would be prepared to talk about given his short time in the new job.

Sales asked questions to try and put Bowen on the spot … see full transcript and video of interview here –  a sample of Sale’s question and Bowen’s responses appears below:

LEIGH SALES: Do you see some areas that do require addressing?

CHRIS BOWEN: Well the policy is in place. It’s working well, despite the fear campaign of the Opposition who said that towns would close down and the economy would grind to a halt. We’ve seen many thousands of jobs created, we’ve seen economic growth continue, we’ve seen emissions fall. So carbon pricing actually works. And the Opposition, who says they have the same targets for reducing emissions has a policy which every expert in the field says will not work.

LEIGH SALES: Is it possible that you would suggest some changes to that policy and take some changes to the election?

CHRIS BOWEN: Well, Leigh, if you’re asking me today on my first day as Treasurer to say that I will never recommend any change to any government policy at any point in the future, well I’m not going to do that.

LEIGH SALES: No, I’m just asking what’s in play.

CHRIS BOWEN: Well, I’m not going to do that. But what I am saying is that our policy is in place. It’s been legislated through a tough process. We got it through the Parliament through a tough process. John Howard tried to – or promised to implement a carbon price. It didn’t happen. Carbon pricing has been very controversial on both sides of the political divide. It’s caused frankly some headaches for leaders of both parties, but it’s now in place and it’s now the policy and law of the land and it’s a good achievement.

LEIGH SALES: Let me ask you about perhaps a more pressing matter, which is the Gonski education reforms. There is a deadline on the table for agreement from the states on that for this Sunday. Is that now off the table?

CHRIS BOWEN: Well, again, I know the Prime Minister is working through the issues and I know he’s looking forward to discussing those issues with various state premiers. This is an important reform, and yes, we have seen some progress, particularly in my home state of New South Wales and South Australia and the ACT.

LEIGH SALES: And just to be clear, do they still have to sign up by Sunday?

CHRIS BOWEN: Well, Leigh, the Prime Minister is obviously looking forward to discussing these issues with the premiers …

LEIGH SALES: What, tomorrow?

CHRIS BOWEN: Well he’s being briefed on a whole range of issues on his – he’s been Prime Minister now for less than a day, Leigh, and I know he’s been taking calls from foreign leaders and he’s also looking forward to meeting the premiers and talking through the issues that are outstanding in terms of implementation of important reforms.

LEIGH SALES: As the Treasurer, do you believe that there’s sufficient accountability built into the current Gonski plan to make sure that the money being spent will improve outcomes?

Once again – ‘less could be more’ – the Ministry don’t owe the Media – the media’s job is to report the news not to try and make the news.

Trying to catch a Minister in a word-trap is the ‘game’ played by all journalist and in the past all Ministers have happily try to make themselves look smarter – how often do they fail?   This is the main reason ALP Ministers were reluctant to give Andrew Bolt of “The Bolt Report” a crack at them.

To be the ALP saviour Rudd has to try to fully transform himself from a media ‘whore’ to a media ‘frugal’ – a ‘Howard Hughes’ example is a bridge too far, but someone like “Dame Edna” would be great – someone with a wit to spoil any reporter with a political agenda.  Someone who can deal with the media and put them in their place if they ask a stupid question.

How often have you cringed when a reporter asked a question beyond the scope of the interview – why is it that the media is allowed to ask a dumb question and the Minister tries to answer the question – why don’t they just say – ‘that’s a stupid question’.  Fry them on camera and allow the people to know that you know when a question is a dumb question.   It may get edited out, but other media outlets will show it to score points … make the media feed on themselves rather than feast on the Government.

Conditioning the media to a ‘less is more’ policy will not be an easy task – passive intimidation works – and the Minister’s must be the one who have the confidence to do it.  First – Rudd must set the example.

Feeding them ‘less scraps’ will go a long way to helping the media learn how to become journalist’s again and immerse themselves in background research necessary to expose real Government corruption and stories that have accountable outcomes.

Given the Obeid revelations during the ICAC hearings – why were journalists not on that story before it was revealed?

The Tony Burke and Stephen Conroy use of the Obeid ski-lodge – who in the media are working on that story and how it came about?

The Torbay involvement with Obeid – surely that is also a story worth covering and getting to the bottom of.   The media have become lazy letting and expecting MP’s do their work for them.

The trouble is that stories like these are beyond the investigative abilities of most of our current journalists – they are all about the career story off the back of some leaked scoop … and their editors encourage this ‘postage stamp’ type story.  To be honest most are only worth scraps … yet they feast on prime meat.

To ensure an ALP survival and an election contest – Rudd and his Ministry have to control the media to suit their own agenda,  give them nothing they can leverage and so build negative coverage – again ‘less is more’.

Ministers and Backbenchers who continue to background the media should be dealt with over their lack of Party loyalty – if a Leader can’t get that condition then the caucus is not as one – and the Leadership flawed …

Ministers and caucus members know this already and in the post Gillard environment,  Rudd can expect to receive the same treatment his supporters did to Gillard.  He has to be aware of this and be on top of it.  Unless this is addressed and Rudd can prove he has changed – the loyalty of the full caucus will always be doubtful.

This MP love affair with the media has created an over-exposure issue for the Government, we want to see and hear less of and about Government – just the rewards of successful good Government.

The eagerness for Ministers and other spokesperson to get air-time to build their own media profile has fed the problem.   Rudd should encourage their media contact in an environment with other Ministers – i.e. the Cabinet holds a weekly or fortnightly Cabinet Press Conference.

This type of media conciliation has been advocated on this site previously without anyone making comment about flaws of such a proposal.  Comment is welcome …

Social media has fed the media cycle – scoop upon scoop and get it out there as fast as you can before someone else gazumps the story.   If they have nothing then it will burn itself out – rather then individual Twitter or Facebook accounts, have Ministerial accounts and all press releases are only put on social media for the public interest, and after given to mainstream media outlets.

Journalists with their secret sources to Ministers and Party politics is a destructive element that makes journalist believe they have a sense of entitlement – MP’s feeding their ego with these types of relationships with journalists contribute to the problem.

You truncate that source and those journalist with inside scoops become obsolete – I’m sure the public would welcome less political speculation and inside stories in lieu of real stories based on facts and public interest.

It is a tough ask for Rudd to shrink from the limelight and let his Ministers shine – the ‘less is more’ policy will work and perhaps stabilise Leadership.

Richo wrote an article this morning that has him convinced that Labor has a chance at the next election – this after a single day of change … read full story here

One of the more serious matters Rudd has to deal with is the Union’s and the ogre of Bill Ludwig.

Rudd has to be seen to doing something about making all Unions more accountable and open with regard to finances and where members funds are being spent.

An area where headway can be made in this area is the process of pre-selection of ALP candidates … opening the pre-selection process and making it more equitable for non-union affiliated candidates would be a start.   This will require an ALP charter and not likely to happen overnight – but statements by union heads to enter into talks about addressing the issue would go some way to allaying concerns.

Imagine Rudd’s current existence and having a nest of vipers in the room with him never knowing when one or several are going to strike.

Plibeseck is someone who advocated herself as a Rudd hater –  there were others but Plibeseck is the only one left who has that feminist persona that never forgives nor forgets … Rudd would do well to sink her somewhere away from the access chamber.

Of the 57 votes he had, less than 40 or so are true Rudd supporters … the rest are that motley crew flip-flopping because they want some one to save their reelection. They are dead weight to Rudd in a real clutch and have proven themselves to be less then faithful, loyal, and deserving of public office.

Rudd has much to do to save the ALP brand and his ‘House of Pain’ is real.

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– 18th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 46 – Gillard revisits her Slater and Gordon Exit


– 12th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 45 – Gillard and Swine swill


– 10th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 44 – Foreign Minister Bob Carr – The “Gallah” that feasts and is never concerned with the damage left behind …


– 8th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 43 – The Independents and The Greens – why do they accept an alleged Criminal as PM? –


– 6th June – True Leadership – we are yet to experience the way it was meant to be


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– Shorten has to be made accountable –
| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 27th June 2013|

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Bill Shorten looks like a hunted man – his struggle to get the words out in his press conference before the ballot last night appeared genuine and heartfelt.

People like ‘Insiders’ Barry Cassidy saw that as a personal conflict because of a divided loyalty … the fact is Shorten moved to get rid of Rudd three years ago, and was again forced to move to get rid of Gillard in favour of Rudd last night.

Who is Bill Shorten – ex AWU boss and Ludwig puppet – what Shorten does is what Bill Ludwig Snr wants … so it can only be assumed that Shorten’s move last night was at the bequest of Bill Ludwig, Gillards staunchest supporter and the real ALP ‘kingmaker’.

Why did Ludwig switch support – had Gillard gone rogue on her AWU support base – not so according to AWU boss Paul Howes only a matter of days and hours before the spill last night.  It was fear of the election defeat and decimation of the ALP.

Will the ALP learn that when Unions rule the roost the ALP is at its weakest?

In the wash up and after the Gillard ‘wake’ – the questions will become quick-fire on the Shorten/Howes/Ludwig roles in what has happened over the last three years.

Labor finds itself where it was in 2010 – Rudd as Leader and facing an election – the difference is where the poll numbers are stacked … Rudd and Shorten – can that relationship ever be trusted from either side – Shorten knows that Rudd knows that Ludwig knows, that Rudds revival is to try and save the ALP over what Rudd knows, and Shorten knows, as Ludwig knows was all of their own making.

[Hope there is not to many ‘knows’ in that alignment.]

The other idiot that needs to find a hole is Conroy – he fell on his sword over Ministerial positions but he also needs to resign from the Senate … he is just such an embarrassment … Wong gets her chance to shine and should have gone there before Gillard promoted Conroy …

Tony Burke apparently offered his resignation yet Rudd refused.  Perhaps there is reconciliation in the air!

Emerson is leaving to console Julia and their shared parliamentary pension will allow them to live a lifestyle for a period – Gillards goal cell awaits and the cost of a defence to keep her out will keep them both poor for a while

But it all swings back to Shorten and what role he now plays …

Any tears for Shorten and his tough decision are wasted, the man knows only one way to lie in bed – the Union way and his ambitions are still there.   If Rudd loses the election – a 60% chance – and Shorten becomes Leader the ALP are a party done with the electorate …

Shorten’s tenure in any capacity now and after the election is what Roman tragedies are all about … his role can only every be as a messenger acting on instructions from persons outside the parliament – that can never be allowed to happen.

If Shorten’s position last night was him acting to distance himself from Ludwig and Howes then that has to be made public.

What is very noticeable is that the roll out of commentary across all the TV media and news is all focused on the ALP – the Coalition will be surprised at how hard it is for them to get any air time to speak …

The ABC ALP bias is very alive and for the next few days Abbott will be hung drawn and quartered and any attempt to get air time will have to be purchased with election war chest funds …

Another point if note is why Wayne Swan still going to contest his marginal seat of Lilly … is it because an MP ejected gets a better crack at the Parliamentary pension scheme … or is he after his own form of payback given his anti Rudd stance that will run front and center in the Coalition’s election  campaign?

The question on whether the Union factions still have control over the caucus remains a real issue for many disenfranchised ALP supporters.   The Howes/Ludwig AWU franchise, along with the HSU/Thompson/Williamson dramas have convinced Australians that all Unions are steeped in corruption – they want nothing to do with Unions and that will be an afterbirth issue Rudd will have to deal with if the ALP are to retain long term support.

One thing is certain – the current Leadership team have targeted Abbott’s lack of clarity as their election ramp … challenge Abbott’s ability to lead and you gain clear air if it sticks …

With the House rising for the last time before the schedules Sept 14th election, and that is still to be confirmed by Rudd – perhaps this afternoon – but with the Parliament closed much of the introspection will be done away from the media and public view.

And yes – QLD won the State of Origin and it was a thrashing …

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– 18th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 46 – Gillard revisits her Slater and Gordon Exit


– 12th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 45 – Gillard and Swine swill


– 10th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 44 – Foreign Minister Bob Carr – The “Gallah” that feasts and is never concerned with the damage left behind …


– 8th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 43 – The Independents and The Greens – why do they accept an alleged Criminal as PM? –


– 6th June – True Leadership – we are yet to experience the way it was meant to be


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In all truth, what has Gillard offered in the time she has been Prime Minister?   What has she done to advance Governance, to foster Australian unity, to create confidence, to make Australian lives less stressful …

The image at right is Gillard being a ‘whore’ – dressed up and presenting herself to attract votes – ALP voters who deserted her in droves.

For every vote she wins she gets $2.51 from the AEC for her party … the ‘whore’ tag is appropriate and truthful – as is the criminal background, as is the tripe she has fed this Nation for all her time as PM.

Who gives a toss about who she knits for … this is McTernan and his ‘pimp’ efforts to prostitute Gillard for the media and to reason with her caucus colleagues that she has the goods.

Her desperation in avoiding the police investigation awaiting her has made her deranged … and this Nation is the worse for having to endure it.

Australia is done with women in politics in Leadership roles for a long time – it is appropriate to consider Gillard’s as a misandryist failure and someone who plays  the sexist card whenever under pressure.

It is appropiate to pose the same scenario of all past female Leaders this Nation has had – i.e. State Premiers, Keneally, Bligh, Kirner, and Lawrence – all ALP Premiers and all booted from office in landslide defeats.

What did these women ever do or create or legislate that made a difference with the power they had when they lead their States?

A story 12 months ago about Joan Kirner had her looking to get special considerations to enable her to receive a parliamentary pension – read story here …  Herald Sun – June 16, 2012

VICTORIAN Premier Ted Baillieu has refused to get involved in providing a parliamentary pension for former state premier Joan Kirner.

The former Victorian Labor leader, who left politics in 1992, is said to now face financial pressures since she was never given a parliamentary pension.

Ms Kirner served less than the required 15 years in office to qualify.

But the current premier said he would not step in to fix the matter.

“I’m not going to make any presumptions about Joan’s situation or what she might be seeking or need,” Mr Baillieu told reporters today.

“But no one has approached the government in that regard, and when it comes to the trust fund, that’s a matter for the trustees.”

Ms Kirner’s financial issues were first raised during an ABC 7.30 Victoria interview with former state police chief Christine Nixon.

“Joan is a very proud woman,” Ms Nixon told the ABC in a Friday night broadcast, adding that she was shocked to hear Ms Kirner doesn’t have a parliamentary pension.

“She has a lot of medical expenses and she’s not well,” she said.

“Some assistance financially would be greatly appreciated.”

Parliamentary pensions are managed by trustees made up of a bi-partisan committee.

Can you believe the affront to ask or have someone else ask for a pension when under the rules no pension is due … if any other non-parliamentarian asked for the same deal how would the trustees respond …

Anna Bligh has had her own health issues – she quit her elected seat less than a month after being elected at the last QLD election and forced a bi-election.   The cost of that bi-election was for QLD taxpayers and was only called when Bligh realised she only had 7 other ALP MP’s to join her in a desicmated ALP representation.

What does that say about Bligh – she should have been made to pay for her bi-election … she elected to run and was prepared to serve another term if she won – she should not be able to penalise the voters as taxpayers for voting her out of office …

Gillard’s ‘Mrs Doubtfire’ picture above is how she likes to play her politics – we all know that her true colours have nothing to do with wholesome motherhood – how dare she trash the image of “Mrs Doubtfire” for millions of fans …

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– 12th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 45 – Gillard and Swine swill


– 10th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 44 – Foreign Minister Bob Carr – The “Gallah” that feasts and is never concerned with the damage left behind …


– 8th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 43 – The Independents and The Greens – why do they accept an alleged Criminal as PM? –


– 6th June – True Leadership – we are yet to experience the way it was meant to be


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The standards for lawyers has much to answer for if Chris McArdle is the best that Craig Thompson could come up with.  After listening to him on Ben Fordham’s 2GB show today – I felt a twinge of sympathy for Thompson.

It did not last long but the NSW Law Society should have a listen and make a judgement call whether he should be amongst those Lawyers registered to practice ..

Listen below to hear the dribble this guy spoke on behalf of a planned fundraiser for Thompson to help pay legal fees – fees owed to McArdle …

What do ya think … the clue was that this guy was serious … wanker …

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12th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 45 – Gillard and Swine swill


– 10th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 44 – Foreign Minister Bob Carr – The “Gallah” that feasts and is never concerned with the damage left behind …


– 8th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 43 – The Independents and The Greens – why do they accept an alleged Criminal as PM? –


– 6th June – True Leadership – we are yet to experience the way it was meant to be


– 31st May – Election 2013 – Growl No: 41 – On Reflection – Abbott should have known better – they all should have known better –


– 30th May – Election 2013 – Growl No: 40 – Abbott gets a backbone & – New AG MArk Dreyfus really is a “TOSSER”


– 29th May – Election 2013 – Growl No: 39 – A Disguised New Tax – Political Party Membership by Default …


– 17th May – Election 2013 – Growl No: 38 – – Swan’s Rubbery Figures – A “Waste of Space” Oddity … by Parody …


– 2nd May – Election 2013 – Growl No: 37 – Police Investigation into Gillard – When will the Media do their job –


– 22nd Apr – Election 2013 – Growl No: 36 – Minister Jenny Macklin – Delusional and in Complete Denial –


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Who said history was a roadmap to the future … never was it more true than in the case of Julia Gillard!

As her Prime Ministership lurches from one disaster to another in their dying days, her circle of confidants diminishes, her public appearances become more bazaar, and her poll numbers shrink to Hitler type popularity in his last days, one has to ask – is all this similar to her last days at Slater and Gordon as the AWU fraud began to unravel?

Back then Gillard went willingly because she faced disbarment, and a few other nasty options had she stood her ground and fought.

Of course if she were innocent she would have fought and that is the crux of why she is on so many levels where she is today.

Some 75% of the Nation want her gone and yet she defies all and swears she will stay to the bitter end … even if it means putting her beloved ALP in the wilderness for a decade or more …

Why is she so prepared to fight this battle – yet chose to walk away from the AWU fraud?

To be honest – who thinks she is our elected PM?

She became the PM by stealth and on the back of her AWU friends – she had to sleep with the Independents and the Greens to form a minority Government in 2010 – so in true essence she has never had the support of the people in the true sense of an elected PM.

Why would she not exit – she has qualified for her $6 odd million lifetime taxpayer funder Parliamentary pension plan, and in addition she gets her $1.5 million or so annual taxpayer funded ex PM expense plan – she is set for life financially – why would she grind up against the public opinion polls and those from within her party – i.e. the likes of Ferguson, Crean, Bowen, all Senior Ministers prepared to quit rather than serve under her?

Gillard has lived with 17 odd years of resentment – resentment at the way men dealt with her over the AWU fraud – she felt she was isolated way back then and believed that it was all because she was a woman, she believes she was given no choice other than to take the course of action forced upon her.

The men in her life at the time had her over a barrel and when all done – they left her a woman on a career scrap-heap and all she wanted to do was to blame those men for all her problems.

This is the beginning of her deep resentment toward men – her lawyer career was shredded and gone, her dream of a political career closed and gone, her lover and co-conspirator exposed and gone … she was now a woman in despair and rather than accept her own culpability, so began her deep-set resentment toward the men who caused her the pain in her life.

At no time did Gillard ever take responsibility for her predicament – her choice in men, her choice to break the law on so many levels, her choice to leave Slater and Gordon rather than stand on her much stated principal – “I did nothing wrong”,  she herself elected to not let her innocence shield her from what followed.

If she truly believed she ‘did nothing wrong’ – why did she allow herself to be imprisoned by the fallout …

It is quite simple really – Gillard is devoid of morality when away from the pubic eye – she is not that clever as a lawyer, she was unable to cover her tracks and her involvement in the AWU fraud and ultimately incriminated herself in her Peter Gordon interview.

Was it a case of blind love and undying loyalty – was it her dream of a man, children and a life of shared bliss, was it a case of her being prepared to give it all up for someone who could take care of her?

All questions she alone might be able to answer – but the Julia we see today is in that same place she was 17 odd years ago.  Her fate to be decided by a predominantly male jury made up of her political peers and an electorate so wanting to see her fall from grace and pay for the shame she has bought to this Nation.

She presents a scenario not unlike Hitler’s last days, hold up in a bunker awaiting a fate she cannot believe she has found herself in yet again.

This is a far cry from the confident woman who walked into Kevin Rudd’s office and plunged the AWU sealed knife squarely in his back in front of the whole Nation.

Truth is Gillard has always been a flawed person – she has never shown honour, never shown humility, never embraced the responsibilities and standards the role of Prime Minister demands – she has no shame in demeaning the office she serves, and never shown any understanding of what a Prime Minister’s role as Leader of a Nation is all about.

If this is feminism on the move and the direction the gender equality debate is headed – women need to take heed.  You do yourselves a disservice if you support this woman … she is not representative of any moral standards women can bring to the equality debate.

Her time in the position has shown us everything that a PM should not be – and that fountain only has one flavour – hypocrisy.

She loves the attention of men and is a unstoppable flirt – one might say that as a modern woman she felt no shame in using her sex to procure everything she achieved in life … that might be a stretch – her Law degree was honest toil – her Socialistic Uni agenda was about finding who she was – her becoming ‘Partner’ at Slater and Gordon was about success – and that is where and when it all began to turn sour.

From 92-95 she was living the dream – an affair with a married man with  children, connections to Union power, involvement in financial transactions that afforded them to live high on the hog, Julia was on her way … she was a Partner at Slater and Gordon, one of the most powerful Union Lawyer firms in the Nation, her future was already mapped.

Her lover was a AWU Union delegate and he needed someone who could set up his corrupted AWU Association so he could funnel shake down funds from a number of contractors and turn the funds into legitimate assets.   This was a proven Union business model and Wilson with his promotion to Victoria from WA was now in a position to put his snout into the pig trough.

Who set up those accounts for him … step up Ms Gillard … a Union lawyer with an aspiring legal mind that believed she could fool all her fellow partners at Slater and Gordon.

Whether she be a fool, or a criminal mastermind – her involvement is now all being uncovered by Victorian and WA Police Investigations, with ample help from whistleblowers, and bloggers like Mike Smith who have had their own careers trampled on because they wanted to expose Gillard and her involvement as our Prime Minister.

This story is Australian history in the making – when done Australia’s shame in having allowed it to go on for as long as it has will make us the laughing-stock of the world … how could we elect a criminal to be our Prime Minister?

Yes this is our current Prime Minister – and to see the ALP caucus continue to allow her to serve as their leader, in the face of and despite this knowledge and information being revealed in an ongoing manner – the Government still sit on their thrones as if glued because they dare no move.

If they did take action so long after the event, it would expose their plausible deniability.

Gillard is in a self destruct mood – she sees the AWU scandal back in 1995 and how she was cast aside as the reason to let ‘Rome’ burn … she has no intention in trying to save Labor – she would rather see it burn than again be cast aside …

And in this scenario – Gillard is more dangerous now than she has ever been – she is our own homegrown political terrorist – she has her own bomb-vest set to detonate when it can do the most damage – Gillard no more cares for Australia’s future as aligned with her own views of her personal place in history.

In another context – she might be called a mental retard with a hate agenda against men … and I’m sure Tim can add so much to that debate.

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– 12 th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 44 – Foreign Minister Bob Carr – The “Gallah” that feasts and is never concerned with the damage left behind …


– 8th June – Election 2013 – Growl No: 43 – The Independents and The Greens – why do they accept an alleged Criminal as PM? –


– 6th June – True Leadership – we are yet to experience the way it was meant to be


– 31st May – Election 2013 – Growl No: 41 – On Reflection – Abbott should have known better – they all should have known better –


– 30th May – Election 2013 – Growl No: 40 – Abbott gets a backbone & – New AG MArk Dreyfus really is a “TOSSER”


– 29th May – Election 2013 – Growl No: 39 – A Disguised New Tax – Political Party Membership by Default …


– 17th May – Election 2013 – Growl No: 38 – – Swan’s Rubbery Figures – A “Waste of Space” Oddity … by Parody …


– 2nd May – Election 2013 – Growl No: 37 – Police Investigation into Gillard – When will the Media do their job –


– 22nd Apr – Election 2013 – Growl No: 36 – Minister Jenny Macklin – Delusional and in Complete Denial –


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**Note: This post is not targeting women in general – however,  the latest Gillard gutter swill confirms the depth of desperation she is prepared to embrace to hold on to power.   Her ‘abortion’ speech proves her complete and utter disrespect for all Australians … she has to be called for what she is and represents.


Ilistened and then I watched the PM deliver her abortion speech into the political campaign.

It was done in front of a 100 or so ‘female rent a crowd’ wearing Gillard supporter t-shirts and eager to smile and clap whenever the camera panned their way.

It was a private affair – no mainstream cameras or reporters allowed, the second such media banishment in two days.

Hear a part of the speech below and ask yourself whether the ALP caucus approved this speech.

The crime is not the ‘gutter swill’ politics Gillard is advocating.  Gillard can’t help herself – once a sow always a sow – the crime is in the ALP caucus allowing this brand of politics into the electoral campaign.   It is divisive and desperate, and will do Australia more harm then good.

How dare the ALP caucus support this brand of politics.

Gillard’s ‘handbag brigade’ – i.e. Roxon, Plibersek, Macklin, Ellis, Lundy, Collins, King, and perhaps Penny Wong, although I believe she struggles with the Gillard vision of Women in Politics, can all be expected to blindly support Gillard’s view on abortion and sexism in politics.

The Gillard Ministry – see Gillard’s Ministry link here – has only three women serving in 20 senior Ministerial portfolios [i.e. The Cabinet] … Gillard, Macklin and Plibersek.

This is no where near the 40% gender divide benchmark that is ALP policy.

Surely as a female PM, and if Gillard was serious about ‘women in politics’, her Cabinet would reflect ALP policy on the 40% gender rule, or at least have somewhere near the 8 required to fulfil the quota requirement.

The reason it does not is multi reasoned, but in Gillard’s case – it is a ‘Union Faction’ issue and who Gillard owes favours to.

In this context – this feminista speech to this group of 100 women is made to appear all the more ludicrous.

It can’t be called a publicity stunt because the media were not invited.  The McTurd troupe – [i.e. McTernian] – recorded the gathering and leaked it to the media after their own editing.

The ABC provided the above clip and usually they don’t do ‘YouTube’ … so it can be seen as nothing but a cheap and nasty campaign setup to introduce the ‘abortion’ message.  It was Gillard’s own brand of selling herself with the thought: ‘how do I make myself popular with women’.

There is a question for Gillard arising from this – for a long time rumours have circulated that Gillard was pregnant to Bruce Wilson, what happened to that child – was it aborted, miscarried, or put up for adoption?

Gillard has confessed she had no want to have a child – and the question about whether the rumours are true are now important given Gillard’s stance on ‘abortion’ and her painting Abbott as a potential baby killer if he defeats Gillard in the upcoming election.

Creditability Credibility is something Gillard wears upside down … her ankles are trapped in sewerage swill along with Craig Thompson, Peter Slipper, and her own anchor – the AWU scandal currently being investigated by the Victorian police and many other interested parties.

Gillard has managed to avoid her fate because ‘men’ have offered and given her protection ever since the AWU scandal first broke in 1995.

That protection first came from her Slater and Gordon boss Peter Gordon.  Gordon’s reason were self-preservation for his Law firm, then the AWU itself waived its right to sue Slater and Gordon for fear of the exposure of Wilson and Gillard’s scheme to defraud the AWU.   Since then the number of past and present ALP MP’s and Senators who have protected her is limitless.

All the ALP are aware of Gillard’s sordid past, all of Australia are aware – yet those in positions of power still chose to promote her to the PM role.

Bill Ludwig, the AWU stalwart for many decades has his own Gillard payback in his son serving as a Senator – remember his involvement in the live cattle export fiasco. He is only one of the Gillard Ministerial appointments she owed to the AWU faction i.e. Ludwig, Shorten, Howes for her becoming the PM when Rudd was assassinated.

Ministers like Plibersek, Macklin, Ellis, Wong [reluctantly], have limited ability – Plibersek married a felon, Macklin and Bronwyn Bishop have so much in common, the plump filling of a safe electoral seat because they fear what comes after politics, and Ellis former Sports Minister after Arbib went AWOL, and now struggling with choices she was never prepared for.

This Gillard ‘abortion’ rally has no place in politics – it demonstrates Gillard’s complete misread of the Australian people. Even her greatest supporters – the ‘ABC’, and the ‘Fairfax’ media are pulling away from her. Barry Cassidy from ABC’s ‘Insiders’ confirmed last Sunday his view that she will be gone before the election from comments made to him by people in the know.

All this ‘enlightenment’ begs further comment. Many of us have known of Gillard’s unworthiness to lead this Nation. Does that make all those now coming to the same opinion stupid, or just ALP loyalist not ready to face their own political conscience.

*** In a breaking story this morning about a Gillard Menu description at a Liberal fundraiser held in March earlier this year. The Menu’s authenticity has been confirmed by Mal Brough, Liberal candidate for the Peter Slipper held Federal seat of ‘Fisher’. The Gillard Menu choice is displayed below: [click image to enlarge in a new window.]

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The story is building and is an obvious retaliation for the ‘abortion’ coverage damaging Gillard this morning.

March this year – why would the ‘menu’ emerge now … and to add to that, Mal Brough has had his own demons over the Peter Slipper/Ashby involvement why would he tempt fate with this type of nausea crap?

This is the level of our Politics and our Politicians – it would have been a staffer who adder the ‘political context’ wording to the menu to ignite the humour for the night.

This is the cross-roads readers … this is where this political campaign goes full-tilt negative.

I think Gillard’s ‘abortion’ speech has the greater damage.  This ‘menu’ story is a block stunt to give the media a sleazy choice to offset the abortion story.   It does no favours for Mal Brough and Abbott is due to front the media to speak about the ‘menu’.

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