RANCIDNESS UNDONE

Gather a few hundred people who agree with you and you’ve got yourself a mandate, according to Lavatory Rodeo reader Paul Burns:

Its much more than a looming republic – its that Rudd has a popular mandate to undo the rancidness of the Howard years – even greater than he got at the election – as a result of the 20/20 Summit.

20/20? Presumably he refers to this event and not eyesight, an ABC News program, or an abbreviated form of cricket. Always difficult to tell with Paul, who has problems with numbers.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/24/2008 at 02:06 AM
    1. Good lord, but they are full of themselves.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 04 24 at 02:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. So this is Burns’ blueprint for the Australian republic. The government hand-picks 1000 people, who then give the government a mandate to do what it was going to do all along. No need for elections if a mandate can be had so easily.

      And it’s a proven idea, too. Saddam Hussein had a very similar set-up in Iraq.

      Posted by Contrail on 2008 04 24 at 02:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. Sounds like Paul wants his very own man-date with Kevin.  Get a room, fellas..

      Posted by cuckoo on 2008 04 24 at 02:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. It’s a typical Statist mindset, Contrail.

      Fascist or Socialist, they’re two sides of the Collectivist coin.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 04 24 at 02:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. Pauls proof of this rancidness……He knows a guy overseas….

      Posted by sparrow on 2008 04 24 at 03:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. Go ahead, that’s what I say to them. Go ahead and have your republic. That will be the monarchy and JWH banished to the footnotes of history.
      And who will you have to hate then?

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 04 24 at 03:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. This is, on the face of of it, laughable, absurd, beneath contempt………..if it were not so dangerous!!

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 04 24 at 03:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. He’s not very good with apostrophes either.

      Posted by Honkie Hammer on 2008 04 24 at 03:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. What sort of mandate can you claim with the support of this cute little Comedy Festival person. Warning, language is not suitable for children (or adults either one would have hoped).

      Posted by Rafe on 2008 04 24 at 03:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. When I was at school I was always in trouble with the nuns over the apostrophes. But honestly, I can’t even remember the names of the Seven Dwarfs.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 04 24 at 03:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. If the Useful Idiots weren’t so useful, we would probably hunt them for meat – especially now with the global food crisis and all.

      Posted by Razor on 2008 04 24 at 03:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Burns is half pom,half irish.No more need be said.

      Loved the theme about “panic’within Royalist ranks.Must have one of Kevie’s “new” bionic eyes to be able to see this one

      Posted by watty on 2008 04 24 at 03:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. …the rancidness of the Howard years

      …the damage is so grave

      Wha ?

      Was this idiot even living in Oz during the Howard years?  Or did he just have nowhere then to peddle his bile and now he’s back on a Labor gravy train somewhere and busy sucking up?

      He’s not “half-pom”, he’s more than half nong!

      Posted by ann j on 2008 04 24 at 04:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. They all seem to have conveniently ignored the polling after Ruddstock which indicated numbers over 80% in many saying it was a load of old bollocks.

      If you think the Lavatory Rodeo Riders are a bit tetched, have a gander at this haven for rational discourse, who reckon the Rudditburo are a pack of GW Bus/Jooo cuddling racist rabid righties, and the 2020 kefuffle was a smokescreen to sneak in some policies that’d make George Lincoln Rockwellseem like Pierre Trudeau.

      Shit on a stick there’s more nuts out there than in a skip outside a castration clinic.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 04 24 at 04:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. Make that GW Bush- time to pension off this keyboard.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 04 24 at 04:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. The fools think 2020 had purpose, other than a distraction for all the lefty supporters of Ruddles.

      How can one possibly think that a thousand twots demanding more money, more peace and more good things for nice people, provides a “mandate” for a government.

      Also, is Ruddles really going to annoy everyone with a neverendum-referendum on the constitution? We tried that in Canada but everyone got so pissed-off that no one will ever mention “constitution” again.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 04 24 at 04:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. The most telling comment on that thread is this one (from Katz):

      Trouble is, there are still sufficient grovellers, forelock-tuggers, nostalgics, anti-elitist-conspiracy-theorist “battlers”, and anti-Irish bigots out there to sink a referendum on the republic. Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania are their natural homes.

      Does the term hypocrite mean nothing to this idiot?

      Posted by Hanyu on 2008 04 24 at 05:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yup, we’all sho’nuf are real ‘tards up h’yar-abouts, an’ that’s fer sure by cracky.

      A’nt that boy with the purty mouth* Mark Bahnisch from this here holler?

      *But the rest of his head ain’t kwite so pitcheresk, but strangely alluring all the same.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 04 24 at 05:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. #18 Wimpy C………never mention Constitution again?…are you sure that wasn’t the plan?

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 04 24 at 05:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Sorry, for #18 read #16

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 04 24 at 05:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. #14
      Far canal Habib, I wonder how Gideon manages to sleep at night, knowing all that evil is being condoned by the rest of us uncaring, genocide pandering, racists.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2008 04 24 at 06:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m afraid the whole “let’s just force everyone to do what I want” mindset is all too prevalent at LP.  As their resident tame troll I can vouch that it comes more from the commenters than the posters, but they also have their statist, centralist, and just plain wrong, thinking too.  I should add that they’re a tolerant lot because they haven’t kicked me off once, despite my return fire.

      One exchange about the republic was along the lines of “well, we’ll just take away your option and you’ll have to vote for ours” all quite blissfully unaware that, no, I don’t have to vote for your option.  That’s why it’s called an option.  Make no mistake, lefties hate individual rights.

      Posted by Craig Mc on 2008 04 24 at 06:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. #21
      “As they ply their trade across that far canal.”
      The Two Ronnies did the sketch where Corbett had to echo the last two words of each line in the song. After the above line Corbett paused for an instant then echoed “fancy that.”

      Posted by blogstrop on 2008 04 24 at 06:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Bolt did a very good column on this mandate crap yesterday. He now realises that the electorate was taken for a ride. I would add to his thesis that our media, being players, have assisted/participated in the process whereby a perfectly good and competent government has been white-anted. Even Bolt himself went a bit soft on Rudd and tough on the coalition pre-election. I think he might have some regrets now. At least he has the intelligence to see it, and the balls to talk about it.
      Link to Bolt’s spray.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2008 04 24 at 06:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. LP long playing record stuck in their tracks.
      They are superior beings that we mere drones must obey. Some wonder where various secret police gather their members, wonder no more.
      Cheka/Gestapo are with us still.
      #9 cutes again

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 04 24 at 06:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. #17
      Have noted it’s common for the Left to believe that if one disagrees with their point of view, one must be less educated/wealthy/etc., i.e. not at their level … rather sad, really.

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 24 at 06:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. Have the genii at lav rodeo been able to identify the economic conservative Christian Socialist group that the Rudder is aiming at wedging?

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 24 at 07:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. LP have mentors, that we know well:

      After all, you can only expect unruly children if you don’t exercise any parental discipline.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 04 24 at 07:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. There must be a significant age gap between those who blog here and the children doing BA’s over at the Lavatory.

      And isn’t Eliot Ramsay a hero?  Anyone who wants to dive into a den of poisoned, sun struck vipers and flay his blade so well amongst that childish mountain of thesaurus bleeders deserves many joys in life.

      Bless his parents who must have played a big role in developing such a fine mind.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 04 24 at 07:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’ve always found that despite a fair bit of blather about workers rights and the huddled masses, our morally superior and perpetually concerned/outraged intellectual betters regard the lumpen proletariat as a good source of revenue for their academic tenure/research fellowship/fillum project/long anticipated novel, and occasionally to tune the Volvo and replace a couple of tiles on the St Lucia mock tudor after a global-warming intensified summer squall.

      Otherwise they’re aspirational oiks who really shouldn’t be allowed on long-haul flights or to loiter around cinema foyers.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 04 24 at 07:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT Cohenite. Assuming you’re the same Cohenite who blogs so eloquently about GW over at Boltas, would you give us your point of view on the argument that Karoly mounted against Chapman and his sun spot theory.

      The ABC didn’t pen that, which makes me think Chapman was about to challenge Karoly’s point of view.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 04 24 at 08:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. To paraphrase Paul Keating (in regard to the “handpicked” representatives at 2020):

      UNREPRESENTATIVE SWILL

      There.  Never thought I’d be channeling the bile-master.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2008 04 24 at 08:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. #10 Swinish: easy!

      …the names of the Seven Dwarfs.

      Sleepy, Dozy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Doc…

      Uh oh. Now I’m in trouble.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 04 24 at 10:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. Here in America it is an iron rule of the Democratic Party that 51% is NOT a mandate but 46% is.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 04 24 at 10:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. #32
      Und Rudd’s Daas Kapitalc/- The Doug Anthony All Stars

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 24 at 11:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yeah. Howard was so rancid he got re-elected how many times?…

      Posted by mojo on 2008 04 24 at 11:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. #19 Might be, Rod C.

      See how difficult it is for Harper to get elected senators into the senate.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 04 24 at 07:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ash—you forgot Kinky.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 04 24 at 09:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. The only hope in all this is the Whitlam experience. He was adored by left-wing journalists and the cultural elite who worked feverishly to keep him in office. Quite a few of the 1975 elite were among Rudd’s 2020 elite.

      But despite the best and brightest of 1975 being publicly outraged at Whitlam’s dismissal, voters delivered Whitlam a massive defeat. Egotistical Whitlam, blinded to this reality by the flattery of the elite, hung around for another two years only to get crushed again.

      The economy will be the death of Rudd. Business confidence is down, inflation up, joblessness is sure to follow, grocery and fuel prices are rising faster than inflation (despite certain election promises) and government infrastructure is collapsing. It is 1974/75 all over again.

      And this reality will kill 2020 stone dead.

      Posted by Contrail on 2008 04 25 at 03:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. At last some funny comedy. Thanks to Andrew Bolt for the link to the hilarious “Faces of 2020” by the Comedy Channel/The Mansion. Chasers: eat your hearts out. Trumped.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2008 04 25 at 07:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. Or should that have been “you’re fired”?

      Posted by blogstrop on 2008 04 25 at 07:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. #16; Make that a thousand unelected by anyone twots. Who voted for these people to say one damn thing about their representation in government?

      Posted by dean martin on 2008 04 26 at 09:00 AM • permalink

 

  1. #14 habib

    Gigantic Brain Gideon Polya at your link suggests that “indigenous health funding should be urgently doubled” in the interests of “equal treatment”.

    By the same token, I suggest that my income should be doubled, funded by a levy on everyone named “Gideon”. That would be equally equal, wouldn’t it?

    Posted by s.r.intulom on 2008 04 27 at 11:21 PM • permalink