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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
SmilingToothbrushes!!!

(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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  1. Stand Alone Joke – Little Johnny and Sis’
  2. YouTube Post – ‘Charlie Sheen and his Goddesses’ – as real as it gets …
  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 –
  9. Stand Alone Joke – Some Blond Jokes – I –
  10. Stand Alone Joke – Anger Management –

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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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  1. Stand Alone Joke – Little Johnny and Sis’
  2. YouTube Post – ‘Charlie Sheen and his Goddesses’ – as real as it gets …
  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 –
  9. Stand Alone Joke – Some Blond Jokes – I –
  10. Stand Alone Joke – Anger Management –

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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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  2. YouTube Post – ‘Charlie Sheen and his Goddesses’ – as real as it gets …
  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 – 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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  1. Stand Alone Joke – Little Johnny and Sis’
  2. YouTube Post – ‘Charlie Sheen and his Goddesses’ – as real as it gets …
  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 –
  9. Stand Alone Joke – Some Blond Jokes – I –
  10. Stand Alone Joke – Anger Management –

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EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl on – Election 2013 – Growl No: 9 – Gillard in Focus …

February 7, 2013 1 comment
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Latest ‘Harry’s Growl’ Posts:


– 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 –


– 20th Dec – Wayne Swan – His backflip on the 2012-13 Surplus – Makes him the Fu_kwit of all Fu_kwits –


– 16th Dec – Lenore Taylor – Chief Political Correspondent for the SMH  – Part II – – A correspondent pushing her own political agenda  –


– 15th Dec – Lenore Taylor – Chief Political Correspondent for the SMH  – A correspondent with her own political agenda  –


– 14th Dec – Gillard’s Gutter Mouth – The dishonour she does to the office of the Prime Minister –


– 3rd Dec – The GREENS – Leader Milne has her head in the sand –


– 28th Nov – The Dogs have their BONE Part II – The Wilson Interview and how it reflects on Gillard –


– 27th Nov – The Dogs have their BONE Part I – Gillard’s kicked them out the house –


– 23rd Nov – The ALP and Obeid Train Wreck  – is it meant to distract from Gillard & the AWU Scandal –


– 22nd Nov – Gunfights at the OK Corral: Misandry v Misogyny – GILLARD v Ralph BLEWITT – GILLARD v Hedley THOMAS – GILLARD v Mike SMITH – GILLARD v Larry PICKERING – GILLARD v ALP Caucus – GILLARD v All Australians …


– 13th Nov – The Day the heavens began to cave in – – Obeid and his entourage to bring it all down … –


– 10th Nov – The 2012 US Presidential Election Part II – The Fallout – the GOP beating up on itself –


– 8th Nov – The 2012 US Presidential Election Part I – what does it really mean —


– 7th Nov – Bob Carr … Foreign Minister – as profiled by “The Australian’s” Ross Fitzgerald –


– 29th Oct – The Most Irrelevant of all Irrelevancy – Independents – Slipper, Thompson, Windsor, Oakeshott, Katter & Wilkie – hanging on to office rather than face the electorate –


– 27th Oct – Julia Gillard does not understand Hypocrisy – ALP Powerbrokers dump Penny Wong – makes Gillard look foolish over her ‘sexism’ claims –


To see more EYE-BALL Harry’s Growl posts: click here …


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– Election 2013  – Growl No: 9 –
– Gillard in Focus – 
| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 7th Feb 2013|
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The Prime Minister continues to rule her roost as if her kingdom is of a mood to support her – Question time this week was a farce – nothing has changed. Opposition ask questions and the Speaker allows the Government to respond in the most abstract of ways – the Opposition makes a ‘point of order’ on relevance, the Speaker tells the respondent to be relevant and the responded continues on their merry way paying no head to the Speakers directive.

Surprising there were no questions all week on the AWU, on the HSU, on Thompson, on Slipper, all matters under investigation by the police  Surely a question to the PM about whether she has been approached by police to give evidence in any of those investigations would have been appropriate.

Let me recap on a specific point that is a central focus of the Victorian and Western Australian police. In Gillard’s August 2012 – ‘ask till you drop’ press conference, she was specifically asks if she signed a ‘Power of Attorney’ document in relation to the purchase of the ‘Fitzroy St’ property  She answered ‘that she had signed/witnessed 1000’s of documents over her legal career, how could she be expected to remember a single document’ – see video link of interview provided below.

Well here is the answer to that question based on logic and human behaviour – the evidence presented by Blewitt in his own statement to police claims – ‘the ‘Power of Attorney’ was not signed by him until a month or so after the Fitzroy St house purchase happened’. He also states – ‘it was backdated to before the house purchase, and not by him’.

Here is the rub – in any person’s past – if they know they were doing something illegal, their human instincts would remember the fullest detail of the event. In this instance, Gillard is said to have purported the document as something which it was not, i.e. signed by Ralph Blewitt before the House purchase. This document was an important document in the context of its use.

Do you think anyone would not remember such an illegality, especially a lawyer committing a criminal offence?  What was going through her head at the time – before she did it, after she did it, and the repeat conscience grab because of what she did?  Of course she would remember the signing of the document in its criminal intent.

Gillard did not answer any question about a Power of Attorney’ document at her Aug 2012 press conference – a YouTube copy of that her press conference is available below:

There was another press conference in late Nov 2012 – and the link to the ABC copy of that interview is presented here … the covering ABC story is linked here

At the 20:15sec mark of this press conference the question about the signing of the ‘Power of Attorney’ was raised. The direct question put to Gillard was whether she -‘had personally witnessed Blewitt’s signing of the document’.

She did not answer the question – as the video replay shows.

Given the pleas made in this interview and the previous press conference in Aug 2012 – the pursuit of the AWU scandal did not stop, nor the pressure being applied to Gillard and her involvement. As more and more evidence became available the holes in Gillard’s explanations became more evident. Not so much holes, but the avoidance of directly answering the questions posed.

This continued pursuit by the media led her to the ‘misogynist’ speech in the House in Oct 2012 – Abbott was accused of being a misogynist – but Gillard’s womanly rant was aimed at the wrong person. You recall this was the very moment Slipper decided to resign the Speakership.

Hansard text of the misogynist rant can be read via 9th Oct 2012 Hansard – linked here … and from page 11581 …

Both Abbott’s and Bishop’s address that preceded Gillard’s rant can be read from … page 11573 of the same document.

To watch a YouTube video of the speech see below:

Subsequent to this – the Coalition spent the last week of House sitting in late Nov 2012, asking Gillard continuous questions about the AWU scandal and her involvement. Gillard did not answer any of the questions on any direct way – offering – ‘I have dealt with this matter on the record in the past.’ Gillard’s responses and the questions asked can be read via Hansard documents linked below:

  1. HOR Hansard 26th Nov 2012…from page 13140 …
  2. HOR Hansard 27th Nov 2012… from page 13447 …
  3. HOR Hansard 28th Nov 2012… from page 13714
  4. HOR Hansard 29th Nov 2012… from page 13947

In the summer recess, the Police pursued the Mike Smith complaint lodged with the Victorian police in Nov 2012. Blewitt was interviewed by Victorian police a number of times as were other witness, including Gillard’s Slater and Gordon secretary, and the person who handled the file on the Fitzroy St property.  Of the four people closely linked to the ‘Power of Attorney’ document, two have given statements to the police.

The opposition are entitled to ask the question of Gillard in the House if she has been contacted by the police with regard to the AWU scandal, if so – what has she been asked and is she prepared to answer police questions on the Power of Attorney document.

Now – if ‘Olivia Palmer’ – Gillard’s former S&G secretary has provided evidence that confirms Blewitt’s own evidence – the police will act to pursue the ‘Power of Attorney’ matter.

If the evidence is unclear or contrary – Wilson will be the next person to be interviewed.

The PM’s status makes her ‘hand’s off’ until evidence gathered is irrefutable. Obviously the police are not there yet – but Gillard has to be aware that she is in line to receive a call from the police to be interviewed, if not so advised already.   A sneaky question from Abbott would make Gillard’s caucus rotate themselves on a spit to hear her response.

Leadership:

On another matter – I love this Nation as do us all, I have pride in calling myself Australian, and my mindset is that we deserve exceptional Leaders in all forms and levels of Government.   It has been some time since we have had an exceptional leader – in fact I don’t recall one in my voting lifetime – that includes working backwards – Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, and Whitlam.

Obama was the Messiah or so I thought in 2007 … Rudd promised much and was cut down … and when you look around the rest of the world – all are similarly void of that ‘exceptional’ leader status.

I ponder a thought – is our apathy in accepting mediocrity as the norm responsible – how do we encourage champions of industry, manufacturing  commerce, and the Corporate world into Leadership on a political context?  

Does the symbolism and reality of how our democracy operates shun those who could make substantial contributions?   Is it remunerations, the public scrutiny, the lack of privacy, the demands of time and media exposure – should the media access have their wings clipped?

I think that if we are to attract a better quality of candidate and persons with proven leadership skills from the private sector,  we need to think how politics is reported on, exposed, and used by the media to play opposites off against one another.

An example – Ministers to speak on their portfolio on a weekly basis – not the calling of a press conference to respond to attacks and/or to self promote for political gain.  Lessen the PM’s presence to hand-hold their Ministers and be visible on Leadership issues and not matters that can be dealt with by Ministers.  

Hell – if the PM has to hold the Ministers hands on policy launches, what are they doing as a Minister in the first place?

Is the PM’s need to be at every media conference, sporting events, soldiers funerals,  holding babies, and the like about Leadership or popularity contests?  To me it signify’s  insecurity, and a need to be seen to be leading, as opposed to having confidence in the Cabinet to do the job assigned and allow them to shine and rise in their own achievements.  

This is a reason why Leadership options are so limited when you look down the line of Minister’s and Opposition spokespersons.


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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| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 6th Feb 2013|

The Obeid [Senior] testimony went viral late on his second day in the witness box.

When the prosecutor questioned Obeid about his generosity towards his fellow partner in the ‘coal lease’ scandal Ian MacDonald, Obeid delivered testimony that implicated four senior ALP MP’s, including two Federal ALP Ministers, a former Federal Senator, and the current Leader of the NSW ALP. One of the Federal Ministers has denied the allegation and an unnamed Federal Minister has come forward and verified it was he who holidayed at the ski lodge.

He also named lesser MP’s in his testimony, and the question now is why would he volunteer information about other ALP MP’s who were beneficiaries of the Obeid generosity? What was the payback for those free ski holidays? The story is re-published below:

Labor mates snowed under by Eddie Obeid’s generosity


| Author: Kate McClymont, Linton Besser, Sean Nicholls | Date: Feb 6th, 2013 | Link to On-Line Story. |

THREE of Labor’s most senior politicians – the federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke, Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, and the NSW Opposition Leader, John Robertson – have been dragged into a corruption probe after admitting they accepted lavish ski trips from the ALP powerbroker Eddie Obeid.

In his final moments in the witness box at the Independent Commission Against Corruption on Tuesday, Mr Obeid named six senior Labor figures he said had accepted thousands of dollars worth of hospitality from his family at a lodge in the Perisher ski resort.

Mr Obeid was being questioned about his generosity to the former state mining minister Ian Macdonald, who is accused of giving the Obeid family confidential information about a government coal tender. Mr Macdonald was given a rent-free holiday at the Obeids’ three-bedroom ski lodge, The Stables, at Perisher, which costs more than $7500 a week in peak season. The Obeids also picked up Mr Macdonald’s meal tab.

Mr Obeid denied that providing such hospitality was to impose obligations on other people. ”We’re generous people and we like to share our generosity with our friends,” he said.
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He added that he thought the federal Employment Minister, Bill Shorten, had had a holiday on the slopes with Mr Burke. Mr Obeid was mistaken. It was not Mr Shorten, who doesn’t ski, but his colleague Mr Conroy, who issued a statement last night saying: ”I wish to declare one stay for two days at this apartment in either 2005 or 2006.”

In a statement Mr Burke said: ”Given the media interest which has emerged today, I declare two separate stays at this accommodation in the period 2004 to 2006.”
Eddie Obeid leaves the ICAC after giving evidence today.

Eddie Obeid leaves the ICAC after giving evidence today. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Mr Burke and Mr Conroy said the Obeid family was not present during their stays. Both stated that although they had accepted Mr Obeid’s generosity in a personal capacity, they believed it was in the public interest to clarify the matter. The Federal Parliament’s disclosure rules state that ”any sponsored travel or hospitality received where the value of the sponsored travel or hospitality exceeds $300” must be declared.

Mr Obeid said the former NSW premier Morris Iemma, the former NSW minister Carl Scully, and the former federal minister turned lobbyist Mark Arbib had all stayed at The Stables.

Mr Iemma denied the claim. Mr Scully said he had stayed there twice but ”as this was from a fellow parliamentary colleague I did not at the time believe I was required to declare it in the pecuniary interest register”.

Mr Robertson and Mr Arbib confirmed they had stayed there but said it was before they entered Parliament.

Mr Robertson said his trip, with his family, occurred in 2007 when he was the head of Unions NSW. He said no politicians or members of the Obeid family were present.

The disclosure comes days after Mr Robertson unveiled new transparency reforms to clean up Labor’s image in NSW and counter the impact of the ICAC inquiry.

Mr Arbib, who is now a lobbyist for James Packer’s Crown Limited, said he had spent a weekend at Mr Obeid’s lodge in 2005 when he was the general secretary of NSW Labor.

Mr Obeid’s testimony came as a result of a two-year investigation undertaken by the ICAC into an allegedly corrupt 2008 coal licence tender run by Mr Macdonald that led to windfall gains for the Obeid family of more than $75 million.

During his second day of interrogation by counsel assisting the inquiry, Geoffrey Watson, SC, Mr Obeid was grilled about his own

pecuniary interest declaration, which did not mention the millions of dollars flowing through the Obeid family trust of which he and his wife were the ultimate beneficiaries.

Mr Obeid repeatedly said he did not know and could not explain the workings of the accounts, including how it was that payments made to his family’s business partners, staff and even to himself were channelled through his wife’s loan account.

Although he said he had trained and worked as an accountant early in his career, Mr Obeid said: ”I have no knowledge of these accounts.”

Taking Mr Obeid through page after page of mysterious account entries, Mr Watson said: ”It looks shonky, doesn’t it?”

”I don’t believe my family does anything shonky,” Mr Obeid said, becoming increasingly angry at the questions asked of him. This was despite the fact that he had not declared the $2.3 million he had drawn from his family trust between 2001 and 2011.

After several hours of grilling over what the commissioner, David Ipp, QC, described as the family’s ”bewildering” trust accounts, Mr Obeid told Mr Watson: ”I have spent more money than you have made in your lifetime.”

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The transcript of the testimony off the ICAC website covering yesterdays testimony can be read using the links below:

  1. Morning hearings
  2. Afternoon hearings

 Copied transcript of the testimony [afternoon] is reproduced below:

… from page 3836T …

…MR WATSON: Tell me some of the people that you’ve picked up bills for, 30 are they perhaps Ministers who could make – – -?—Well, I’m not sure – – –

– – – decisions favourable in the Obeid family?—I cannot, Carl Scully’s been there, John Robertson’s been there, Mark Arbib’s been there, I think Iemma’s been there. Over the years we have allocated time that is our family time and if the family can’t use it some of the friends ask for it so you – – –


… from page 3838T…

…MR HALE: Commissioner, nothing arising from those questions. There are two aspects that have arisen which previously have not been asked about which I would seek leave to ask about.

THE COMMISSIONER: What are they?

MR HALE: They are the ski lodge and, and the meeting at Moses’ house.

THE COMMISSIONER: Yes, proceed.

MR HALE: In relation to the ski lodge I think you identified some of the others who have stayed there, they included I think the then Premier Mr Iemma?—I, I believe so.

Tony Burke, now – – –

THE COMMISSIONER: Mr Hale, please speak over the microphone.

MR HALE: I’m sorry, Tony Burke?—Yes.

Bill Shorten?—I’m not sure if he went with Tony or whoever they take with them, I’m not sure. But a number, a number of Labor colleagues have stayed at the lodge over many years?—Yes, yes.

THE COMMISSIONER: Free of charge?—Free of charge, yes.

You entertain freely and lavishly?—Mr Commissioner, we have – – –

I’m not saying that’s a bad thing?—We own the lodge, we own the lodge, we have allocated ten weeks for ourselves. If we can’t use it we’d, we’d allow one of our friends who wants to use it.

Well, I’m not sure about friends, you certainly seem to give it to colleagues? —Well, friends and colleagues and many other friends have used it.

MR HALE: And where is this lodge?—Perisher.

Perisher And how many, how many bedrooms in that lodge?—Three bedrooms. … continues …

The prosecutor is headed in a direction with this line questioning and we all get a sense of who might be making an appearance at the ICAC inquiry.  Late yesterday Tony Burke, Steven Conroy, and John Robertson confirmed their stay at the ski lodge. We all know where this is headed … and it makes Gillard’s Ministry more tainted.

The ALP brand under Gillard is finished and you can count the days until it will be over … perhaps in two weeks when the next poll comes out, perhaps sooner, but all you have to know is that the backbenches are sweating on the swing numbers and whether they have a chance to retain their seat under Gillard’s leadership.

When the shift in support happens it will be a herd mentality, and given Rudd is supposed to already have 45 of the 52 caucus votes required, when the herd moves to switch camp it will be a landslide.  It will need to be if Rudd is to accept – if he does decide to accept the leadership he will call an election sooner rather that later, all in the hope of giving disgruntled ALP voters a chance to come back to the fold before any more damage is done to the ALP brand.

He will get rid of Thompson, the Slipper vote won’t be required, and the Unions will be shunted as a condition of the Leadership mantle.

If the above happens it will worry Abbott – his soft pedal in the House yesterday gave every indication he is waiting in the winds to see how the ALP troubles play themselves out.

All that can be said is that more will follow.


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


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


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– 20th Dec – Wayne Swan – His backflip on the 2012-13 Surplus – Makes him the Fu_kwit of all Fu_kwits –


– 16th Dec – Lenore Taylor – Chief Political Correspondent for the SMH  – Part II – – A correspondent pushing her own political agenda  –


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– 27th Nov – The Dogs have their BONE Part I – Gillard’s kicked them out the house –


– 23rd Nov – The ALP and Obeid Train Wreck  – is it meant to distract from Gillard & the AWU Scandal –


– 22nd Nov – Gunfights at the OK Corral: Misandry v Misogyny – GILLARD v Ralph BLEWITT – GILLARD v Hedley THOMAS – GILLARD v Mike SMITH – GILLARD v Larry PICKERING – GILLARD v ALP Caucus – GILLARD v All Australians …


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– 27th Oct – Julia Gillard does not understand Hypocrisy – ALP Powerbrokers dump Penny Wong – makes Gillard look foolish over her ‘sexism’ claims –


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ABC’s “Q&A” proves none of them have a goddamn clue 
| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 4th Feb 2013|

Did you watch ABC’s Q&A last night – if you did as I did – it was a case of ‘don’t fu_k it up!!!

Amanda Vanstone is quite likable now that she is not a Politician – Summers … what a hatful of hate that lady oozes … Pyne had a leash and was on his best behaviour, David Bradbury proved yet again what a void there is on the ALP Backbench and that gives the ’cause and effect’ to why the Front Bench is so woeful. The other panelist was a ‘rock and roller’ and given the fractured conversations from the other political panelists, his comments were refreshing.

Tony Jones the Presenter had an off night – he was woeful in trying to allocate time and bring the panelists back on topic.

If this is the quality of debate and current affairs broadcasting we’re in for over the next 7 months or so – someone is gonna lose it and something serious is gonna happen.

The show bogged down on the budget outcomes from policy and their costings.  Nobody on the panel was able to get their message out – neither ALP nor Coalition were honest with the audience –

Pyne tried to explain why their costings won’t be available until after the Aug 12 cut off date – Bradbury tried to tag Pyne over the $70 billion black hole, and Pyne responded about the $120 billion unfunded policies,  and the unfunded Gonski and NDS policies to become a part of the May budget.

If Pyne had a gift for finance – he would have raised the budget surplus backflip and the economic management that represents as his lead response – he did not even raise the surplus backflip.

The truth is that the ALP has forecast budgets for the last 5 years but can’t live by them –  2007-08 is an exception, and as a result they have overspent by some $300 billion or so over there term in office.  If they had of come to the May budget with a forecast $60 billion deficit for each of those years there would have been lynchings.  Yet that is what the result has averaged out at.

As for Bradbury – Swan’s under Treasurer – if he had any idea about budgets and revenues verses expenditures, he would not be spruiking and echoing the ALP stump speech on the budget surplus backflip that – ‘the revenues have fallen’ as the reason.

I again refer you to the EYE-BALL Guru table on budget extractions since 1996 and the yearly comparisons for expenditures and revenues – please see this table via this link – it shows that revenues have not fallen as the ALP states, they have grown by 8% and 10% for 2010-11 and 2011-12.   It is just that expenditures grew by larger values than budgets estimated. Of course the windfall tax collect from the MRRT did not happen and that is a management error that if it were a public listed company getting their budget forecasts wrong – they would have to face their shareholders and explain why.

To give credence to Bradbury’s qualifications and credentials to be serving as the Under Treasurer – his personal profile from the APH website appears below:

Personal

  • Born 28.2.1976, Sydney, NSW. Married.

Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA, LLB(Hons) (Syd), GradDipLegalPrac (ANU).
  • Electorate officer to Senator SP Hutchins 1998-2001.
  • Admitted as solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW 2002.
  • Lawyer, Blake Dawson Lawyers 2002-07.
  • Senior Associate, Blake Dawson Lawyers 2007.

see APH profile here

He has been a lawyer and done nothing else – what financial knowledge or background does he have from what he learnt as a lawyer – never been on a ASX listed Company Board – never run a business – and the answers he gave on the Government finances tonight reflect that void of understanding.

Pyne was equally dumbstruck, as was the Presenter because he could have drew the panelist’s to the real question – where does the ALP’s creditability stand given their track record the 2012-13 guarantee to deliver a surplus budget.

Pyne’s APH profile:

Personal

  • Born 13.8.1967, Adelaide, SA. Married.

Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • LLB (Adel).
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (SA).
  • Research assistant to Senator AE Vanstone 1987-90.
  • Solicitor 1991-93.

see APH profile here

Equally unqualified in financial matters …

Look – all I want to hear is intelligent debate on all the major issues – not self-protection and ‘stump’ style policy speeches used as off-topic responses to questions being asked.

Nicola Roxon was on ABC’s 7:30 Report tonight and she was equally evasive when questioned and used the ‘stump’ speech rhetoric to avoid direct answers to questions asked.

If this is the best the ABC can do – we truly are in for a disaster election campaign – media have to get tough and push Parliamentarians beyond where they want to be pushed. But to get there – they need a crash course in objectivity and who where their loyalty lies – it has to be to the people watching and waiting for answers.  

The best show on ABC last night was ‘Media Watch’ … ironic don’t you think – ABC IView linked here … oh – I did watch and learn from the Lance Armstrong story on ‘4 Corners’ and stayed with the show to the end.


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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