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Canberra rooned Says Gazza!

By johnboy 11 January 2012 31

Has Senator Humphries’ office hired Jeff Manny?

The Senator’s latest epistle makes the interesting leap that a decline in building approvals is “confirming that Canberra is becoming less and less liveable”, which seems a bit of a stretch.

He then rabbits on about efficiency dividends reducing the appeal of moving to Canberra, despite his party’s intention to make even bigger cuts.

But this line left me truly confused:

The picture can’t be painted more clearly, yet the government stands back and scratches its head as though it’s looking at a Picasso.

Moving on he finishes with a line that really holds him as a hostage to fortune:

“I call on the Federal Government to stop taking Canberra and our national institutions for granted, pillaging them each time they want a little extra spending money”, Senator Humphries concluded.

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EvanJames 2:36 pm 12 Jan 12

bitzermaloney said :

Sure the guy’s a few nuts short of a fruitcake, but he has a valid point. It’s tim for the Fed’s to stop taking Canberran’s for granted, though the only way that will happen is if Canberrans show a bit of thought in how they vote.

by voting Liberal? The party with the stated policy of reducing the APS by tens of thousands?

We’d be better off with some independants.

bitzermaloney 1:31 pm 12 Jan 12

Sure the guy’s a few nuts short of a fruitcake, but he has a valid point. It’s tim for the Fed’s to stop taking Canberran’s for granted, though the only way that will happen is if Canberrans show a bit of thought in how they vote.

Sadly I note the irony that this guy is currently the oposition.

EvanJames said :

It’s barefaced hypocrisy

When he was a lowly MLA, Gazza was often accused of ‘barecheeked’ hypocricy due to some compromising photo’s of him in his (ANU?) student association days – particularly by Trevor Kaine when he ran off to become an independent.

Are they still doing the rounds?

EvanJames 12:07 pm 12 Jan 12

If Humphries really thinks people are stupid enough to respond to dog-whistle politics, perhaps he knows something. It’s barefaced hypocrisy and yet he’s quite sure he can get away with it and score points.

meanwhile, the underlying assumption that rampant growth is necessary and desirable is worrying.

Deref 11:44 am 12 Jan 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

VicePope said :

Let’s exclude Jeff Manny, the React Roofing guy, the Magnet Mart guy, David Eastman (even if he were eligible), the bloke on WIN News, Mark Carmody, any superannuated footballers and Constable Kenny Koala. Exclude people associated with either side of politics or with anything weird or extreme.

Doesn’t really leave too many options…

Sure it does! 🙂 [Sexparty link]

NoImRight 11:43 am 12 Jan 12

Thumper said :

Jethro said :

Hewas on 666 this morning going on about how investor confidence is lower in Canberra than any other capital city in Australia and that the main reason for this lack of confidence is uncertainty about future decisions about Canberra that will be made by the federal government.

According to him this uncertainty is completely due to Labor changing the efficiency dividend and nothing to do with the Libs promise to cut 12 000 jobs when they get into power.

Can’t fault him on the first point.

However, on the second…..

Then again, every new government threatens to slash the PS. The punters out there in bogan land love it as they think everyone in Canberra sits on their bums, does nothing and gets paid twice the national average wage.

Whereas, of course, they are the salt of the earth, real Oztraylians, dinkum, etc.

Completely untrue of course, but a perception that sadly will never change.

The Justgrounds demographic.

Deref 11:40 am 12 Jan 12

Hypocrisy, thy name is Gazza.

Thumper 11:30 am 12 Jan 12

Jethro said :

Hewas on 666 this morning going on about how investor confidence is lower in Canberra than any other capital city in Australia and that the main reason for this lack of confidence is uncertainty about future decisions about Canberra that will be made by the federal government.

According to him this uncertainty is completely due to Labor changing the efficiency dividend and nothing to do with the Libs promise to cut 12 000 jobs when they get into power.

Can’t fault him on the first point.

However, on the second…..

Then again, every new government threatens to slash the PS. The punters out there in bogan land love it as they think everyone in Canberra sits on their bums, does nothing and gets paid twice the national average wage.

Whereas, of course, they are the salt of the earth, real Oztraylians, dinkum, etc.

Completely untrue of course, but a perception that sadly will never change.

Jethro 11:14 am 12 Jan 12

Hewas on 666 this morning going on about how investor confidence is lower in Canberra than any other capital city in Australia and that the main reason for this lack of confidence is uncertainty about future decisions about Canberra that will be made by the federal government.

According to him this uncertainty is completely due to Labor changing the efficiency dividend and nothing to do with the Libs promise to cut 12 000 jobs when they get into power.

Mysteryman 11:08 am 12 Jan 12

johnboy said :

Are you trying to say picasso is hard to understand?

Not for me. But I think the implication was that a Picasso is not a clear, straight forward representation of reality in the way that a more traditional painting would be.

johnboy 11:06 am 12 Jan 12

It’s aimed at the federales.

But I think even the locals can look at Guernica and realise war is horrible.

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