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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by teacake, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Australis

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    You may need to pause this to read, but worth your time.

     
  2. Gingerbread Demon

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    Oh I like those I will watch that later on.
     
  3. Australis

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  4. Miller 2.0

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    Dylan Alcott is the new Australian of the year. Good choice.
     
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  5. Marc

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    meanwhile the lnp continues to show it's true colours.

    Last year's winner has copped a blast from liberal senator (who reading between the lines on comment elsewhere is not a particularly nice person to deal with) because she wasn't all smiles and worship when next to scummo.

    For a woman who was sexually abused by a man in a position of power it's not a good look for the senator and given the pathetic job morrison has done with handling various cases of sexual abuse involving lnp members and staffers I don't blame her for being sour on him.
     
  6. Captain_Nick

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    So I've been asleep or something for the last twenty years.

    When did 'Happy Australia Day' become a thing we say?

    It sounds ridiculous. This isn't Christmas
     
  7. Gingerbread Demon

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    Yeah ripping into Grace Tame how uncouth but that's the LNP
     
  8. Marc

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    probably since lying rodent was P.M

    Until then we were pretty casual about it and the public holiday was on the nearest monday but howard was desperate to prove patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrel and all of sudden it was a much bigger thing.

    Well that and idiots in the media and the bigger idiots in the community (can remember reading in the paper many years ago about how one person was heard to wish another "happy ANZAC Day".
     
  9. Captain_Nick

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    oh god not ANZAC day
     
  10. Miss Chicken

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    Even if Australia Day wasn’t offensive to the majority of Aboriginal people I still think celebrating our national day on 26 January is a little strange.
    The lot that arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788 were a mixed group. The convicts were, on the whole, just minor criminals so I have some sympathy for most of them. The marines were bigger criminals than the convicts. The officers, for the most part, were either pompous dicks, or slightly crazy, and they continuously squabbled among themselves. Lt Ralph Clarke was the first whinging Pom.
    The only officers I think were decent men were Captain Watkin Tench and Lt William Dawes. Governor Arthur Philip was OK I guess.
     
  11. Australis

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    @Marc

    Grace gave Smuggy the exact amount of respect he was due, the LNP has done nothing about sexual assault cases and boosting funding, or even showing some respect for women. Why should she smile? Anyway, the man knows no shame.

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  12. Orac Zen

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    The pic of Ashleigh Barty, Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Catherine Freeman currently doing the rounds is beyond brilliant.
     
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  13. Australis

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    Sister Janet Mead has passed away, 93, cancer. Best known for her pop version of 'The Lord's Prayer' in 1973, she did amazing work for the homeless and under privileged in Adelaide.

     
  14. Gingerbread Demon

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    Josh Frydenberg would make a good PM.

    What do people think of the leaked text message thing with Gladys and Scotty? that PVO leaked?
     
  15. Miller 2.0

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    ^ It will be interesting to see if he wins his seat. Even thou it's a very safe Liberal seat, there are people there very unhappy with him for his actions over the past 2 years.

    In other news - they have found remains of the Endeavour have been found in North America.
     
  16. Marc

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  17. Australis

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    :guffaw:
     
  18. Marc

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    guess the lnp rusted-on are gonna hate the ABC even more.

    scummo's big puff piece on 60 38 minutes got creamed in the ratings by a rumpled middled aged DCI on ch2.
     
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    The government's secret weapon Jenny. What a promo, gotta hand it to 60 Minutes for that one hilarious
     
  20. Miller 2.0

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    That story was a huge fail. Thankfully I didn't watch it.

    There are reports that one of his ministers will be dumped tonight. Just call the election scomo.