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The Weak in Politics on Friday 27th November 2015

The Weak in Politics on Friday 27th November 2015

Friday 27 November, 2015
This was the week when Bill Shorten’s approval rating fell to a level that would not only concern the faceless men but most of those with faces as well.
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Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

“Did Malcolm shirtfront Putin when they met at the G20?”

“No they were playing Russian Rules”

Heard in the Coalition caucus room

“Do you think that the ACTU could unionise ISIL?”

“I thought the Royal Commission had found they already had’

Heard in a Canberra restaurant

“Do you think that Malcolm is still on Tony’s Christmas Card list?”

“Not unless he sends festive greetings to his shit-list”

I want to be absolutely clear about this

If we refer to the human refuse responsible for the atrocities in Paris as terrorists, Muslims, Islamists or the death cult this apparently shows a lack of sensitivity towards the feelings of Muslims, terrorists, Islamists and the Grand Mufti. Can we be sure that if we refer to them as murderers it won’t cause a surge of moral outrage in the maximum security section of Goulburn prison?

Special report from the Climate Conference in Paris

International delegates to the Conference will be stringently checked by French Immigration Authorities to determine whether they have any connection with the notorious environmental terrorist Abbott.

Heard at the UN

“Why isn’t anyone carrying out terrorist attacks in the Islamic State?”

“No-one would take any notice, they’d probably think it was just a training exercise”

Heard in a Washington restaurant

“How do you rate Obama’s Middle East policies?”

“Somewhere between the Arab Spring and the Bush Doctrine”

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