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The Boy Who Lived in a Car™ looks to move up:

Revelations Kevin Rudd has made a $5 million offer on a beach house do not show he has lost touch, according to Opposition Immigration spokesman Tony Burke.

Mr Rudd made the informal offer on the house at Sunrise Beach, on the Sunshine Coast, earlier this year, the ABC reported today.

No problem with Kevni buying a mansion, but why on a beach? Doesn’t the future Prime Minister believe in global warming, with the rising oceans and the houses swept away and the drowning? Maybe he’s one of those sick denialists. Well, Mr Rudd, just you listen to this warmening warning from the ABC’s Matt Peacock:

Queensland faces the largest risk, with almost 250,000 buildings under threat, stretching from the Gold Coast to …

To where, Matt? You’ve suddenly gone all pale.

… to the Sunshine Coast.

Gasp! Kevni will be killed! He’d be safer if he moved to Chernobyl.

(Via Alan R.M. Jones)

Posted by Tim B. on 10/07/2007 at 12:41 PM
    1. Like Glenn Reynolds says, “I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who say it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis.”

      That said, I was in the disaster recovery business for several years.  I learned that you NEVER buy property along roads with names like River Road, Harbor View Lane, Seaside Drive and the like.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 10 07 at 01:28 PM • permalink


    1. Kevni has become a Christ-like figure, sacrificing himself for the benefit of mankind.  How many of us would spend five million to buy a mansion on a doomed coastline?  He is doing this solely to draw attention to the rising waters, in solidarity with the oppressed (and soon to be soggy) inhabitants of Micronesia, Tuvalu, Vietnam, Bangladesh and the Maldives.

      How can we help?  Send Kevni a sandbag and a bucket now!

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 2007 10 07 at 01:36 PM • permalink


    1. #2: How can we help?  Send Kevni a sandbag and a bucket now!

      You know, seriously, that would be a great campaign stunt: thousands of Australians sending Rudd little sandbags, shovels and buckets. Go for it!

      Posted by paco on 2007 10 07 at 02:43 PM • permalink


    1. Mr Burke said most people knew that Mr Rudd’s wife, Therese Rein, was a successful businesswoman.

      Ha! Therese Rein sounds like Theresa Heinz without the accent. Looks like you’ve got the Aussie version of John Kerry down there to save you from yourselves.

      Posted by Retread on 2007 10 07 at 03:18 PM • permalink


    1. …but why on a beach?

      Maybe he wants to be first off the island come the evacuation.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 10 07 at 03:35 PM • permalink


    1. Apparently Al Gore just bought a new house in San Francisco, a few blocks from the shore.

      Posted by Ian Deans on 2007 10 07 at 03:37 PM • permalink


    1. O/T, but here’s a good example of a blogger (or, rather, a commenter, I believe) doing the legwork that the MSM won’t bother to do.

      Posted by paco on 2007 10 07 at 03:42 PM • permalink


    1. Looks like you’ve got the Aussie version of John Kerry down there to save you from yourselves.

      Is Therese a self-made woman or is Kev living large off his wife’s dead husband’s money too?

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 10 07 at 03:42 PM • permalink


    1. #8 She’s a self made woman, but she had to sell off her multi-million dollar company so that “he wouldn’t have any conflicts of interest”. Oddly, this only happened after her company was revealed to be underpaying workers…

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 07 at 04:19 PM • permalink


    1. Here in Bennelong, the knowledge that the leader of the ALP can afford and would buy, a $5m seaside weekender, will be very reassuring and will probably help Maxine swing the seat.

      Posted by Big Arnie on 2007 10 07 at 04:28 PM • permalink


    1. #1. Huc

      I was in the disaster recovery business for several years

      If Chairman Rudd and Comrade Julia get in we might need you over here….

      Posted by kae on 2007 10 07 at 04:42 PM • permalink


    1. Maybe Kevin Rudd likes to think of himself as Neptune?

      Posted by kae on 2007 10 07 at 05:16 PM • permalink


    1. Perhaps he’s going to part the waters as they approach the outdoor barbeque.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 10 07 at 05:22 PM • permalink


    1. Rudd may be under the impression that Canada is going to fully reimburse Australian home owners for property loss when the Australians are forced to evacuate due to loss of water.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 10 07 at 05:42 PM • permalink


    1. What else could he do, with the real-estate marlet so tight in Geothermia?

      Posted by Paul Zrimsek on 2007 10 07 at 05:46 PM • permalink


    1. They say a lot of funny things on the ABC:

      Last week they reported that umpire Darryl Hair was in court suing the international cricket authorities ‘for racial prejudice’ among other things.
      The comment?  “If anyone cares”.

      This morning Trendy Doogue laughingly reports that Fran Kelly couldn’t come to work today because she went to her own party last night and is worse for wear today.
      Ah, the ‘balance’ in the ABC corridors!

      Posted by Barrie on 2007 10 07 at 06:11 PM • permalink


    1. Yes Kevin, the people’s man!

      Oh great, realestate prices will drop at the Sunshine Coast when they move in.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 10 07 at 06:17 PM • permalink


    1. #14 Grimmy, I have no idea where Rudd could have got that idea.

      Attempting to look innocent, Ash_ lifts up a stack of paper and slides a secret dossier “Reimbursement Scheme: Canada Payments to Australia in Event of Property Loss” under the pile, hoping it’ll be months until the dossier is seen again.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 07 at 06:24 PM • permalink


    1. null

      Some Muslim medical students are refusing to attend lectures or answer exam questions on alcohol-related or sexually transmitted diseases because they claim it offends their religious beliefs.

      By denying this due to their religion, they are denying CURES for patients…Hypocrits!
      That’s why they’re really primitive.

      Sounds like Royal North Shore Hospital and their foreign interns from Saudi Arabia.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 10 07 at 06:24 PM • permalink


    1. “Imagine if a white doctor refused to treat a woman because he he thought they were not as good as men.

      How on Earth are Muslims allowed to get away constantly with breaking every politcally-incorrect taboo going whilst we Whites are branded racists if we even dare to stand up for our white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant culture?”

      Dismantle society, that;s what’s happening, it’s regression.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 10 07 at 06:26 PM • permalink


    1. Hence it’s Blair’s Law.

      Dumb dumb forces are joining together to create one big delusional nothing. Kev’s contribution to Blairs Law is outstanding.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 10 07 at 06:35 PM • permalink


    1. ON the matter of global warming, this surprisingly sensible article from, of all places, the Sunday Age.  It points out the ludicrous uncertainty of recent CSIRO climate ‘forecasts’ for Australia.  For example:

      Of the three broad CSIRO climate scenarios for 2030, one depicts Cairns receiving 8 per cent more annual rainfall, one with 8 per cent less rainfall, and one with no change.

      Posted by cuckoo on 2007 10 07 at 06:42 PM • permalink


    1. Cuckoo, read the small print CSIRO’s theories.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 10 07 at 06:48 PM • permalink


    1. Elite party-members living in fabulous mansions along a coastal-paradise?

      Just call it Camelot and drink your Victory-Gin proles.

      And dont even think of putting a hideous wind-farm anywhere near by.

      Posted by Thomas on 2007 10 07 at 06:52 PM • permalink


    1. Don’t know much about this dude, but I like his take on his fellow celebrities (and the second amendment).

      Posted by paco on 2007 10 07 at 07:13 PM • permalink


    1. Poor Kevni. Not only is his wife the provider for her family, but she refused to take his name. Kevni’s not even the boss at home, yet he wants to be in charge of the country.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 10 07 at 08:12 PM • permalink


    1. “Self made woman” is a little misleading; “made wealthy by federal government policy while being in the right place at the right time, with the right contacts” is probably more accurate.

      I believe that nearly all of the revenue from her placement company has come from public sources, not private- she was a senior staffer in Centrelink when the employment arm of it was privatised (under her supervision), and she took a package and launched a firm doing exactly what her public employer was doing; enterprising? Sure. Shamelessly opportunistic (and hypocritical given hubby’s vocal opposition to the privatisiation)? Quite possibly.

      Gotta love these “people o’the people” though who jump ship to the blatantly bourgeois at the drop of a cloth cap; my brother lives at Sunrise, and will not be impressed by the likes of Kevni moving in- he may be a lawyer, but he still has some standards.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 10 07 at 08:19 PM • permalink


    1. Kevni Canute.

      Posted by Ubique on 2007 10 07 at 08:21 PM • permalink


    1. Kevni Knut (the de-anglicised version of Canute) has a certain ring to it as well.

      Posted by Ubique on 2007 10 07 at 08:25 PM • permalink


    1. #25 Paco

      Kid Rock actually has some multi-talent going on, and not just because he was an amour of Pam Anderson.  He sings, he writes, and he acts (I predict the acting thing will grow).

      I see him, Ted Nugent, and I going on some fun hunts in the future.  Followed by a high testosterone grill-off. ;^)

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 10 07 at 08:41 PM • permalink


    1. #29
      Haven’t you got some of those letters arse-about?

      Posted by kae on 2007 10 07 at 08:46 PM • permalink


    1. #16

      Fran was possibly the only one there and she manages to look “worse for wear” 24/7

      Posted by watty on 2007 10 07 at 09:19 PM • permalink


    1. Tune: ‘Ain’t no sunshine’

      Ain’t no sunshine when it’s gone.
      It wont be there but washed away.
      Ain’t no sunshine when it’s gone
      and it will happen before too long
      no more beach on which to play

      has Kev being saying things quite wrong?
      wonder what he’ll now say?
      that those who believe in GW smoke a bong
      and his house is an ordinary home
      who said politics didn’t pay

      Posted by Nic on 2007 10 07 at 10:09 PM • permalink


    1. A rare photo of young Kevin.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 10 07 at 10:13 PM • permalink


    1. Here’s the 2007 version of “It’s Time”.

      I would’ve thought this seaside property would better project Kevnis image.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 10 07 at 10:20 PM • permalink


    1. Margos. I think it will all end in tears. Here’s a photo of the Rudd leadership team after Gaia’s revenge

      Posted by Nic on 2007 10 07 at 10:20 PM • permalink


    1. Apologies for my ignorance on the subject, but what’s the joke about “the boy who lived in a car”?

      Posted by paco on 2007 10 07 at 11:01 PM • permalink


    1. Paco, perhaps this turbid tale of family honour will explain all.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 10 07 at 11:12 PM • permalink


    1. #38: Thank you, Skeeter. That not only explains the reference, but caused me to laugh out loud at Habib’s joke at #35.

      Posted by paco on 2007 10 07 at 11:20 PM • permalink


    1. When Kev inveests in a bit of property bordering the Urals I might listen to him on GW.
      What a maroon.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 10 08 at 12:47 AM • permalink


    1. The Canadian Council folk that are trying to convince Australians to die by dehydration in order to prevent their death by drowning should use some of that “Soft Power” that Canada likes to throw around.

      They won the Cold War with it by simply asking the Soviets to play nice, so why don’t they save us all and just ask the Globally Warm-mongers to knock it off?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 10 08 at 01:06 AM • permalink


    1. Another climate change believer showing his deep concern for the future.
      Reminds me of the story recently of ABC lovies Andrew Denton and Jennifer Byrne who announced they were so concerned about the consequences of climate change that they were selling their Pearl Beach waterfront (for a coupla zillion) and buying a couple of streets back. Hoping to catch the market I gather, guess their concerns don’t extend to the schmucks who would buy the waterfront off them.

      Posted by Harold on 2007 10 08 at 03:37 AM • permalink


    1. most of Sunrise Beach is pretty high on the sandhill, so Kevni shouldnt get drowned although he would have a grandstand view of the less wealthy labor voting plebs as they was out to sea from the lower land.

      still, one can still hope,…Sunrise Beach was part of the old wwii artillery range so maits possible kevni might hit some unexploded ordnance whilst visiting his roots with some subsistence hobby farming.

      Much of the East Weyba and Peregian sections of the park was previously used as a military bombing range.
      These areas contain dangerous unexploded ordnance (UXO) such as artillery and mortar shells and have been designated contaminated land.
      The presence of UXO necessitates restrictions on publicaccess for safety reasons. . Only those tracks cleared for UXO will be used for walking tracks.

      Posted by bailador on 2007 10 08 at 04:02 AM • permalink


    1. My main concern is that as the sea levels rise it will become harder and harder to find the lost city of Atlantis.

      Posted by Penguin on 2007 10 08 at 05:35 AM • permalink


    1. Balance of Trade. Consumer Price Index. Gross Domestic Product. Current Account Deficit. Interest rates. Unemployment. Inflation. These are just some of the now meaningless economic indicators that the Howard Government will tell you can make a difference anymore.

      Don’t be fooled by Liberal Party lies!

      A Rkudd government, if elected, will focus on the one truly important measure of our nation’s future…

      Sea Levels!

      Posted by splice on 2007 10 08 at 06:54 AM • permalink


    1. Perhaps he’ll be able to demonstrate his ability to walk on the water that will be lapping at his new doorstep……

      Then again, perhaps Krudd is betting on Comrade Gillard’s new five year plan that involves putting gaffer tape on the mouth of every front bench ALP member to reduce greenhouse emissions and thus save the world.

      Posted by darrinhV2 on 2007 10 08 at 07:26 PM • permalink


  1. I also note that Kevni Rudd is coming out with his version of “crime and punishment”, to be known as “crime and counseling”.

    Posted by darrinhV2 on 2007 10 09 at 12:44 AM • permalink