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How many times does Senator Humphries intend to give bigoted whackjobs a voice

By johnboy - 17 February 2011 20

Thanks to Skidbladnir for doing some digging and finding that Senator Humphries tabling of a bigoted petition last week was not the first time.

He also tabled one very much like it, also with just three signatures, on 16 August 2007.

Free speech is wonderful, but perhaps if groups want a voice in the parliament they should get a representative elected?

The Canberra Times has also covered the 48 times the freedom of speech of this petition has been honoured.

19 Liberals, six Nationals, eight Labor MPs and senators and two Independents have also tabled it since 2007, several more than once.

UPDATE: In the interest of fairness here’s the complete list of times this petition has been tabled.

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bigfeet said :

Captain RAAF said :

Met these muslim’s yet, Fisho?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skp1MjGEr_w

Let me know how you get on!

What makes you think they are Muslim? .

Bigotted assumptions are easy, Wannabe officer likes to take the easy option.

Mr_Shab 8:46 am 18 Feb 11

Godwins, anyone?

Mr_Shab 8:45 am 18 Feb 11

Captain RAAF said :

Deckard said :

Captain RAAF said :

Met these muslim’s yet, Fisho?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skp1MjGEr_w

Let me know how you get on!

Yeah, but nazi’s like you even things out.

I must admit to being quite chuffed that you would consider me the equal to the many thousands of Muslims that would like to kill or bash the crappers out of you, here in Australia. By Nazi, I assume you mean someone like Rommell, or Stauffenberg….

Not like Rommell or Stauffenberg, Captain (they weren’t party members anyway, IIRC ). More of a pompous blowhard like Goering. Correct service arm, too.

Captain RAAF 8:11 am 18 Feb 11

Deckard said :

Captain RAAF said :

Met these muslim’s yet, Fisho?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skp1MjGEr_w

Let me know how you get on!

Yeah, but nazi’s like you even things out.

I must admit to being quite chuffed that you would consider me the equal to the many thousands of Muslims that would like to kill or bash the crappers out of you, here in Australia. By Nazi, I assume you mean someone like Rommell, or Stauffenberg….

bigfeet 7:07 am 18 Feb 11

Captain RAAF said :

Met these muslim’s yet, Fisho?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skp1MjGEr_w

Let me know how you get on!

What makes you think they are Muslim? There is nothing in the video to indicate that. In fact ACA seem to go out of their way to NOT mention that they might be Muslim. ACA would never let that slip-by if they were.

As the vast majority of Lebanese in Australia come from a Christian background it more than likely that they are Christian.

LSWCHP 10:02 pm 17 Feb 11

Captain RAAF said :

Met these muslim’s yet, Fisho?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skp1MjGEr_w

Let me know how you get on!

I don’t think the problem is Muslims, I think it’s arseholes. IMHO these Bass Hills clowns are arseholes first, and Muslims second. I’ve seen and heard equally stupid shit of various kinds from arsehole christians, arsehole white people, arsehole black people, arsehole politicians, arsehole (insert your category here) etc

I think the fundamentalist christian arseholes who were praying to their sky fairy on Mt Ainslie a year or two ago were equally offensive as these fools.

Probably 90% of any category of people you care to name will be ordinary decent folks who just want a peaceful life. The other 10% will be arseholes of varying degrees who will cause anything from mild annoyance to mass murder via suicide bomb vests.

The solution is not to vilify *all* the people in the category in question without thought. It is to identify, ignore, or if necessary neutralise all the arseholes in that category.

Deckard 9:39 pm 17 Feb 11

Captain RAAF said :

Met these muslim’s yet, Fisho?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skp1MjGEr_w

Let me know how you get on!

Yeah, but nazi’s like you even things out.

Captain RAAF 9:15 pm 17 Feb 11

Fisho said :

A bit ordinary and far wide of the mark really….

I’m all for a moratorium on immigration… to bunghole overpopulated places like Sydney. Large cities breed a seige mentality because they are basically toilets. Encouraging migrants to the smaller centres would be the go.

Nothing wrong with any Muslim I’ve ever met, generally a decent hard working bunch of people, plenty wrong with people from anywhere that has more than 1/2 a million people crammed together, all that happens is some bizarre form of new age tribalism. You need a strong tribe so you don’t get stabbed while waiting in traffic during your daily 3 hour commute.

I’m not sure of the human rights implications regarding dictating where people can or can’t live. But places like Sydney make you somewhat subhuman anyway, so who cares.

Met these muslim’s yet, Fisho?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skp1MjGEr_w

Let me know how you get on!

Fisho 6:08 pm 17 Feb 11

A bit ordinary and far wide of the mark really….

I’m all for a moratorium on immigration… to bunghole overpopulated places like Sydney. Large cities breed a seige mentality because they are basically toilets. Encouraging migrants to the smaller centres would be the go.

Nothing wrong with any Muslim I’ve ever met, generally a decent hard working bunch of people, plenty wrong with people from anywhere that has more than 1/2 a million people crammed together, all that happens is some bizarre form of new age tribalism. You need a strong tribe so you don’t get stabbed while waiting in traffic during your daily 3 hour commute.

I’m not sure of the human rights implications regarding dictating where people can or can’t live. But places like Sydney make you somewhat subhuman anyway, so who cares.

p1 5:18 pm 17 Feb 11

paperboy said :

According to yesterday’s Canberra Times that same petition has been tabled in Parliament 35 times since 2007. 19 times by Liberals, 6 by Nationals, 8 by Labor MPs and Senators and 2 by Independents.

Yes, it mentions that in the original post of this thread…

paperboy 3:44 pm 17 Feb 11

According to yesterday’s Canberra Times that same petition has been tabled in Parliament 35 times since 2007. 19 times by Liberals, 6 by Nationals, 8 by Labor MPs and Senators and 2 by Independents.

Bosworth 2:50 pm 17 Feb 11

We should organise a petition.

housebound 2:07 pm 17 Feb 11

Skid – as always you manage to find the well-hidden and obscure. Well done. Maybe GH should have you on his ‘team’ to avoid future such embarrassments.

Stevian 1:55 pm 17 Feb 11

Captain RAAF said :

If he wants a petition signed by more than three people get him to e-mail me, I’ll have him one in 6.47 seconds. Give me a few days and i’ll get one with a few thousand names on it.

You’re gonna give yourself writers cramp buddy.

Captain RAAF 1:48 pm 17 Feb 11

If he wants a petition signed by more than three people get him to e-mail me, I’ll have him one in 6.47 seconds. Give me a few days and i’ll get one with a few thousand names on it.

Fiona 1:10 pm 17 Feb 11

http://www.censusnoreligion.org/

If you’re not religious, say so on the next census. Don’t just tick whatever church you think you should be going to.

Gungahlin Al 12:57 pm 17 Feb 11

“Free speech is wonderful, but perhaps if groups want a voice in the parliament they should get a representative elected?”

Seems they already have…

facet 12:43 pm 17 Feb 11

A Fairfax report says opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison urged shadow cabinet to capitalise on electorate fears of “Muslim immigration”, “Muslims in Australia” and Muslim migrants’.

Is Scott a good mate of yours Gary or are you just following the party strategy? (lifted from One Nation).

Skidbladnir 12:33 pm 17 Feb 11

Presenting a petition with three signatures (or less) is pretty rare in the last decade

As far as I can wrangle the ParlInfo query system[*], nobody who submits a petition of less than ten petitioners\citizens bothers to submit the same petition again at a later date, nor with exactly the same number of petitioners though, making Senator Gaz unique.

[*] Performance of Parlinfo begins to severely degrade if you make it do unorthodox searches.

caf 11:51 am 17 Feb 11

I wonder what other thinly supported petitions are routinely tabled in parliament – a call for Catholics to be barred from public office? a demand to annex New Zealand by force? a petition asking that we return to the imperial system of weights and measures?

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