Stanhope’s prelude to Ruddorama 2020

Ralph 8 April 2008 26

Apparently Stanhope hosted his own forum of 300 ‘experts’ to discuss all things 2020 over the weekend. If anything, it presented a crystal ball gaze into events upcoming in Canberra over the weekend of April 19-20.

Andrew Leigh, a participant, presents his summary of the vapid ideas from Stanhope’s naval gaze with the anointed 300. It is Canberra of course, so you can expect the following, halfwit, quasi-Stalinist, ideas to be spawned:

Sign a treaty between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Employ an arts practitioner in every workplace.
Define creative arts funding as a share of GDP.
Mandate superannuation to invest in venture capital.
Develop the concept of a ‘wellness footprint’ and associated metrics through a central body.
Promote wellness through all stages of life.

Raise public transport participation rates from 7% to 50%.
Create ‘super regions’ (pop about 1 million).
Equitable education and training.
Recognise the importance of teachers.
Redesign and reconceptualise schooling in the ACT.
Canberra as a global city.

We can expect all this and more at Ruddorama, plus photos with vacuous celebrities, and the resurrection of every bad leftist policy ever imagined, and the birth of some new ones, like

Louse Adler’s suggestion to place a tax on all movie ticket sales. This is so the proles can subsidise the lifestyle of the pretentious and the great unwashed of the arts community, who can’t earn a living off the public teat.

More expert commentary over at Andrew Bolt.

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26 Responses to Stanhope’s prelude to Ruddorama 2020
Snahons_scv6_berlina Snahons_scv6_berlina 9:40 am 09 Apr 08

or should i rephrase to fahktards ?

Snahons_scv6_berlina Snahons_scv6_berlina 9:39 am 09 Apr 08

I think you can guess what the @ is for maelinar

Thumper Thumper 8:53 am 09 Apr 08


I’ll give Adams that, but his use of facts is, well, lets say tenous. If it suits him to make something up, then he does.

But he is a good writer 😉

ant ant 11:41 pm 08 Apr 08

At least Phillip Adams is capable of being amusing and witty!

imhotep imhotep 10:38 pm 08 Apr 08

“Equitable education and training.
“Recognise the importance of teachers.”
“Redesign and reconceptualise schooling in the ACT.”

I’m guessing there may have been the odd public school teacher among the anointed 300.

Thumper Thumper 10:31 pm 08 Apr 08

You might as well throw Phillip Adams in with that lot….

ant ant 10:26 pm 08 Apr 08

Bolt, Ackerman and that idiot Miranda Devine aren’t even worth reading, it’s a waste of good eyeballs.

Thumper Thumper 5:46 pm 08 Apr 08

At least Bolt is a little more sane than Ackerman who sees Reds under his own bed 😉

Ava Ava 5:44 pm 08 Apr 08

I thought these ideas were a joke, I actually laughed out loud at some……….

boomacat boomacat 4:51 pm 08 Apr 08

I’m sorry Ralph, but the words “expert” and “Andrew Bolt” do not belong together.

Mælinar Mælinar 3:59 pm 08 Apr 08

What’s the @ for ?

barking toad barking toad 3:55 pm 08 Apr 08

Thank you Ralph for posting the “outcome” of this idiotic wankfest.

I’ve been avoiding it because of the pain it brings to sensible people.

But it can’t be ignored, sadly.

Treaties, wellness footprints, farts funding linked to GDP…. ffs!

A tad disappointing that the gay hippies have drifted off the gorebull warming/climate change tack. Maybe the weather’s been cold.

And they wonder why the kiddies hammer the piss!

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 2:59 pm 08 Apr 08

neanderthalsis said :

It’s like pissing yourself whilst wearing a black suit: you get a nice warm sensation, no-one else notices any difference and the only after effect is a slightly offensive odour.

I vote we make that a tagline.

re Everything else: These ideas are all crap, the man’s an idiot for hosting this.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 2:57 pm 08 Apr 08

A giant smiley face on City Hill would chase the blues away?

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 2:56 pm 08 Apr 08

Maybe he wants to turn the ACT into something like Bhutan with their GNH (Gross National Happiness) indicators being more important than economic development.

Thumper Thumper 2:21 pm 08 Apr 08

Thank you 😉

Snahons_scv6_berlina Snahons_scv6_berlina 2:13 pm 08 Apr 08

I think you are looking for the word “f@ucktards” thumper…

Mr Evil Mr Evil 1:30 pm 08 Apr 08

“Promote wellness through all stages of life.”

Well, there’s the solution to the Health system woes: stop getting sick all you selfish bastards!

Thumper Thumper 1:24 pm 08 Apr 08

A wellness footprint?

Come on, who else here thinks that this is one of the biggest wanks they have ever heard in their life?

Seriously, ‘a wellness footprint’?

Like Ssanta said, how about fixing the bloody health system you bunch of pie in the sky tards…

Thumper Thumper 1:22 pm 08 Apr 08

I love how Stanhope, the staunch defender of the ACT against the Commonwealth, now meekly toes the party line.

All his posturing about human rights, etc against the Howard government had nothing to do with the ACT and everything to do with his (Stanhope’s) ideology.

Anyone feel they’ve been taken for a ride? You should.

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