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Zac
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Posted - 06 Sep 2016 :  20:03:48  Show Profile Send Zac a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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ol Tones had Pauline put in gaol and he became PM(briefly).....
I don't know about "briefly", REM. Everything is relative, and by some standards, he had a pretty long go. He was PM for almost two years - 717 days, I think. Back in 1945, Frank Forde was PM for 8 days. In 1939, Earle Page was PM for 20 days. In '67-'68, Jack McEwen was PM for 23 days, and in 1904, Australia's first Labour (It was 'Labour' back then) PM, Chris Watson was PM for 112 days. I'd say Tone had a pretty long go. Not quite in the Bob Menzies league, though. Bob had a continuous run of 5,523 days - and prior to that he had a previous run as PM for 854 days. Your special friend, John Winston Howard is up there at 3,914 days, and our longest serving Labor PM, silly old bugger Bob Hawke was there for 3,204 days.

Tone was PM "briefly" by Menzies/Howard standards, but by Forde/Page/McEwen standards, he was there for ages. Probably "ages" for you too, if you were counting.

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Posted - 06 Sep 2016 :  20:11:31  Show Profile Send REM a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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ol Tones had Pauline put in gaol and he became PM(briefly).....
I don't know about "briefly", REM. Everything is relative, and by some standards, he had a pretty long go. He was PM for almost two years - 717 days, I think. Back in 1945, Frank Forde was PM for 8 days. In 1939, Earle Page was PM for 20 days. In '67-'68, Jack McEwen was PM for 23 days, and in 1904, Australia's first Labour (It was 'Labour' back then) PM, Chris Watson was PM for 112 days. I'd say Tone had a pretty long go. Not quite in the Bob Menzies league, though. Bob had a continuous run of 5,523 days - and prior to that he had a previous run as PM for 854 days. Your special friend, John Winston Howard is up there at 3,914 days, and our longest serving Labor PM, silly old bugger Bob Hawke was there for 3,204 days.

Tone was PM "briefly" by Menzies/Howard standards, but by Forde/Page/McEwen standards, he was there for ages. Probably "ages" for you too, if you were counting.



Felt like a friggin eternity......the slowest ever slo-mo train crash.....though Mal, could take even longer?

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Posted - 07 Sep 2016 :  07:36:36  Show Profile Send Zac a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
You must have thought that Johnny the Unflushable was floating around forever. I don't know about Mal. He's got a way to go to beat Tone's record, and I don't think he'll ever get to Kev's. Kevin was there for 833 days, and then came back for an encore of another 77, but we just don't like our PMs to stay like we did in the old days. Ming was PM for a total of 6,377 days - and I lived through 5,523 of them. That did seem like an eternity.

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Well Shanghai Sam will now have ample time to eat halal snack packs as he's off the shadow cabinet.

http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/09/07/17/54/dastyari-steps-down-from-frontbench-role

"Embattled Labor senator Sam Dastyari has revealed he asked a Chinese donor to foot a travel bill for him because he did not want to pay it himself."

How mature.


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Posted - 12 Sep 2016 :  19:18:32  Show Profile Send REM a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Perhaps the final word on the whole Muslim Terrorist situation...ALP and LNP take note.....



https://www.facebook.com/OfficialKJU/photos/a.908246499185509.1073741828.907354329274726/1280423905301098/?type=3&theater

Zac, I eagerly await your comment....

That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, and aeroplanes
And Lenny Bruce is not afraid!
"Remember that in the end nobody wins, unless everybody wins!" Springsteen BTR.



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I thought I saw the most recent final word on "the whole Muslim terrorist situation" on the news tonight. Some loony in Minto with a little book in his hand with Arabic writing on it attacked a fellow neighbour with a knife, and was beaten around the head with a fence paling and sticks by neighbours until the cops arrived. He has been charged with attempted murder, and committing a terrorist act. Seems like becoming a Muslim terrorist is attractive to a lot of loonies these days.

I'm not quite sure what to make of the web page of the supreme Great Leader of glorious People's Republic of Korea, but if I can work into 'General Libs vs ALP', I promise I will.
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Posted - 13 Sep 2016 :  17:34:30  Show Profile Send 27GV a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Perhaps the final word on the whole Muslim Terrorist situation...ALP and LNP take note.....



https://www.facebook.com/OfficialKJU/photos/a.908246499185509.1073741828.907354329274726/1280423905301098/?type=3&theater

Zac, I eagerly await your comment....



Well looks like our resident loony leftist is finally admitting he agrees with the original loony leftists I guess.

I'm supposing you agree with his re-education camps to fix the dissidents who dare disagree with him, too? Would make sense by how much your ilk whine about "stopping bigotry".


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Posted - 13 Sep 2016 :  17:58:51  Show Profile Send Zac a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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haha....yep, you guessed it!
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Posted - 13 Sep 2016 :  19:18:13  Show Profile Send REM a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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quote:
Originally posted by REM
haha....yep, you guessed it!




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sJqTDaOrTg

That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, and aeroplanes
And Lenny Bruce is not afraid!
"Remember that in the end nobody wins, unless everybody wins!" Springsteen BTR.



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Conroy bows out of politics. I can't really agree with any of his accomplishments (especially the NBN).

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/labor-powerbroker-stephen-conroy-resigns-from-the-senate-just-months-after-july-2-election-20160916-grhmby.html

Well said - sums up the hypocrisy of LG and the fordies -
http://www.v8central.com/snitz3403/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=39351&whichpage=11#875389



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Conroy said today that "You should always go out when you're on top". Eh? He was in Opposition, and had been demoted from Opposition Defence spokesman to Shadow spokesman for the Special Minister of State and Shadow Minister for Sport. He wouldn't have seen "the top" from there.
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Conroy bows out of politics. I can't really agree with any of his accomplishments (especially the NBN).

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/labor-powerbroker-stephen-conroy-resigns-from-the-senate-just-months-after-july-2-election-20160916-grhmby.html



WOW! Who would have anticipated that you could be disagreeable...?

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Birds and snakes, and aeroplanes
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http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/09/21/new-poll-suggests-49-cent-australians-back-muslim-migrant-ban

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Forty-nine per cent of people surveyed in an Essential poll agreed that Muslims should be blocked from the country while 40 per cent disagreed with the idea.

There was 60 per cent support for the ban among coalition voters, 40 per cent from Labor and a surprising 34 per cent from Greens voters.


Well, well, well



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Posted - 22 Sep 2016 :  13:30:31  Show Profile Send bundy1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Doesn't surprise me.

Well said - sums up the hypocrisy of LG and the fordies -
http://www.v8central.com/snitz3403/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=39351&whichpage=11#875389



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Doesn't surprise me.



Won't stop people ignoring the bulk of the population.

I like the irony of the argument that we don't need a plebiscite "because the polls show Australians support gay marriage", seems Australians support something else, too.

Would be interesting to see a plebiscite vote on this and how the 11% undecided would vote.


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