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The Weak in Politics on Friday 7th November 2014

The Weak in Politics on Friday 7th November 2014

Friday 7 November, 2014
You decide on the great issues facing this nation What vital role should the Senate play in the government of Australia? – Provide sanctuary for endangered species like the Greens – Offer leaders like Clive who have no hope of becoming Prime Minister an alternative way to run the country – Offer a career opportunity […]
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You decide on the great issues facing this nation

What vital role should the Senate play in the government of Australia?
– Provide sanctuary for endangered species like the Greens
– Offer leaders like Clive who have no hope of becoming Prime Minister an alternative way to run the country
– Offer a career opportunity to politicians like Ricky Muir who could never get enough votes to be elected to anywhere else.
– Give people like Jacqui Lambie the opportunity to express themselves freely without fear of being institutionalised.
– Keep bastards like Tony honest by not allowing him to deliver on his promises

I want to be absolutely clear about this

The Greens support an increase in the fuel excise but they don’t support anything proposed by Tony. Does their decision therefore not to support Tony’s proposed increase in the fuel excise mean that they regard emissions from Tony as more polluting than those from fossil fuels or is it that they’re overwhelmingly in favour of anything that will damage him even global warming?

Conniving with Clive

Our sources report that Al Gore is still considering whether to produce An Inconvenient Truth II but can’t decide whether it should be about the seventeen year pause in global warming or Clive.

Heard down the Corridors of Power

‘Bill Shorten doesn’t believe that turning back the boats has worked’
‘Well at least that proves he doesn’t have shares in a people smuggling business’

Green and Bear It

The Greens absolutely abhor Direct Action on climate change. They much prefer action which is indirect, inexplicable, in flagrante delicto, infuriating, infra dig, insufferable and in Tasmania.

Clive Palmer Thought Bubble

‘Kevin promised on ETS but didn’t deliver, Julia promised no carbon tax and delivered one and I promised no direct action and delivered it. I’m looking more like a prime minister all the time’

Nothing Succeeds like Labor’s Asylum Seeker Policies

When Bill Shorten claimed that the ‘turning back the boats’ policy hadn’t been successful what he actually meant was that because it had been successful it hadn’t helped Labor’s ‘no turning back’ policy to become as successful as it could have been had it been unsuccessful.

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