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Silly question of the day




  1. Mr Ed says:

    I’m sure no one has tried to shoot her, but if they do, I would condemn them.

  2. Jim DiGriz says:

    With the current price of ammunition? Don’t be silly.

  3. Dioclese says:

    To be honest, I find her quite sexy.

    No. Really. I do…

  4. Mr Ed says:

    Seriously, I suspect that the media in Boganstan (as I understand some call it) are lapping up ‘cuts’ horror stories and embellishing them as if there was some crisis caused by the Federation not spending enough. If this lady is really missed, it would be a terrible indictment of the Australian political system.

    Can anyone point to a reduction in cash terms in spending by Mr Abbott? All the reports go out of their way to avoid quoting aggregate figures, I suspect that Mr Abbott couldn’t cut himself shaving.

  5. John Galt says:

    Before he became Australia’s prime minister last September, Tony Abbott made much of the former Labor government’s broken promise not to introduce a tax on carbon emissions. Mr Abbott promised tax cuts, no new taxes and a government of “no surprises, no excuses”. When Mr Abbott’s conservative Liberal-National coalition government announced its first budget on May 13th, there were at least two surprises: both, new taxes.

    One will hit the richest Australians. From July those earning more than A$180,000 ($166,000) a year will be hit with an extra 2% on their income tax. In a country of motorists, many more people will be affected by the second tax hike. That one will restore a practice, abandoned 13 years ago by a former conservative government, led by John Howard, under which taxes on petrol rise in line with inflation.

    Australia’s budget – Slashing and burning

    Cost of 2% increase in tax over the next four years – $3.1bn AUD
    Cost of estimated 4 cents petrol price rise over the next four years – $2.2bn AUD
    Getting rid of that screeching harpy – PRICELESS

    There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else, there’s MasterCard :-)

  6. Kevin B says:

    Dioclese: So you like your women smug, condescending and superior then? Oh, and ginger.

  7. RAB says:

    So what’s she doing these days, driving a taxi? I doubt it. Probably gone back to the Liaring… er Lawyering, or probably got a few Quango directorships on the go?

  8. John Galt says:

    She specialises in “Industrial Law” (which is effectively “Trade Union” law), so will have a job with unions for life as well as other appointed sinecures and usual post-PM offerings:
    - signed a book deal for her memoirs with Penguin Australia
    - appointed an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Adelaide
    - joined the Brookings Institution’s Center for Universal Education as a non-resident senior fellow
    - chair of Global Partnership for Education

  9. NickM says:

    Is it just me or does The Gillard look like Jodie Foster’s ugly sister?

    Interesting fact about Jodie Foster. She came out c.1980 as a Democrat so some wise-guy thinks he’ll get a date on the back of shooting Reagan. Foster was horrified. The SS was embarrassed but as a spokesman said, “It wasn’t exactly something you could game for…” Well, no. This resulted in JF retreating from the limelight and becoming notoriously reticent for a top Hollywood star. I mean Ronnie nearly died and one of the SS was left in a wheelchair.

    I prefer more conventional ways of getting a date. Not attempting to assassinate the POTUS. I’ve just tended to like ask nicely wearing my charming hat. Anyway, that git ain’t going nowhere for the foreseeable.

    Ms Foster is also a lesbian.

    Quality, criminal idiocy.

  10. Julie near Chicago says:

    Thanks, fellas! It’s been driving me nuts since forever, who she reminds me of.

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