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Kevni Ruff loses an economics advisor, but gains a lunchtime pal.
- Have you ever seen a more sleazy smile than Dudd’s in the photo at the link?Posted by AlphaMikeFoxtrot on 2007 04 24 at 02:33 PM • permalink
- Two bottles of wine? That’s a bottle apiece. Is this the norm for Australians who lunch? Do you get any work done in the afternoons?Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 04 24 at 02:35 PM • permalink
- A couple of glasses is common here in France. A bottle, though, would probably not inspire a lot of confidence/good policy.Posted by Villeurbanne on 2007 04 24 at 02:40 PM • permalink
Two bottles of wine? That’s a bottle apiece. Is this the norm for Australians who lunch? Do you get any work done in the afternoons?
I don’t know about the damn colonials, but plainly you’ve never had lunch with a British editor…Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 04 24 at 02:58 PM • permalink
- #6 I don’t know about the damn colonials, but plainly you’ve never had lunch with a British editor…
Or Jeffrey Bernard.Posted by walterplinge on 2007 04 24 at 05:44 PM • permalink
It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they soon took in that name endures to this day.
Good onya, Mates.
And thanks for being with us.
- #5 – and don’t miss Lake Cadibarrawirracanna.Posted by David Morgan on 2007 04 24 at 07:47 PM • permalink
- The good news: Rudd’s economic illiteracy was not his own fault.
The bad news: That was the best advice the Labor party could give him.Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 04 24 at 08:14 PM • permalink
- O/T but how can I tie this in… Rudd may have a new environmental advisor as Flannery considers returning his AOTY award. He says the award is being politicised because he supports Rudd’s policy over Howard’s.
Of course he is politicising it more by threatening to hand it back.
ABC and Age have different points of view on the same piece.
- The stories of the gross difficulties of working with Rudd are legion and go back at least 15 years. Its just the media doesn’t want to report it.Posted by boxofmatches on 2007 04 24 at 08:45 PM • permalink
- #18 Flannery is finding the adulation of fellow Australians to be very tiresome compared with the constant thrill of self gratification.
I’ll have the Award, if he doesn’t want it.Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 04 24 at 08:49 PM • permalink
- Mr Rudd, who yesterday made a factory visit with star recruit Maxine McKew, is setting a tough pace for all staff with dawn starts for some and long nights for most.
The lil’ try-hard DFAT Mandarin who “could run the Country better than Howard” is prolly pushing his staff harder than himself.
Certainly looks like he’s trying hard with Lawsie, wonder what Lawsie’s private view is?
Mr Rudd, who yesterday made a factory visit with star recruit Maxine McKew, is setting a tough pace for all staff with dawn starts for some and long nights for most
And anyone planning a false dawn start will be in serious trouble.
#22 egg_ Do I take it you also think Laws looks like he’s barely tolerating that oh-so-smackable smile of Kevin’s?
- #18. ‘The emissions that have resulted from cooking our breakfast this morning will still be in the atmosphere blighting the lives of our grandchildren and their grandchildren’.
So I take it, that Tim Flannery and his ‘goebbel warming’ cult want to run a ‘guilt trip’ for having breakfast now. These tossers are really starting to become a parody of themselves.
Just give back the award, so it can be presented to someone who has actually contributed something positive to society, not just ‘hocus pocus, my bank balance looks good’ tirades about civilised living.
On Rudd; Drinky poos with ol’ Lawsy. He would not be the only Labor leader, to have to wipe the brown stain of his nose, when the final course had ended.
- The Telegraph “journalist” who described Laws as Hadley’s rival is obviously unaware of the Nielsen Media product,the Sydney Radio Ratings Survey.If he/she was he/she would realise that Laws ceased to be a rival about two tears ago,he occupies the 2UE Morning slot because he was foolishly given a lifetime contract some time back when his ratings made him a valuable commodity,that time had long passed.The most recent Nielsen survey shows Hadley with 15.7% and Laws with a modest 6.7%,that puts Hadley first and Laws a distant ninth,hardly a rival.In fact Laws managed to finish way behind the aged Bob Rodgers who achieved 7.4% and finished fifth.Laws was one of the few broadcasters in Sydney to get an interview with the slimy Rudd during that little grubs recent troubles with his credibility.Laws gave him a soft interview,something he wouldn’t have got from Hadley,and will now no doubt be cultivated by the grub for use on future occasions.On a positive note though it seems that Rudd’s mullet is definitely becoming more working-class.Maybe he’s taking grooming advice from Marn Ferson,I wonder if he’ll adopt Marn’s garbled speaking technique to further cement his working-class credentials.
- #27 BJM
Just give back the award, so it can be presented to someone who has actually contributed something positive to society
Perfect sentiment, BJM. I’d add that he is an embarrassment to the award with his posturing about it’s politicisation.
Flannery has done four fifths of five eighths of fuck-all to deserve the award.
- Why does Rudd always like like he’s plastered on lipstick with a trowel?Posted by walterplinge on 2007 04 24 at 10:58 PM • permalink
- Why anyone would want to eat at Otto is beyond me. Went there once for a long lunch years ago – the food wasn’t that good, but the bill was enormous. It gives “wanky restaurant” a whole new meaning.Posted by mr creosote on 2007 04 24 at 11:21 PM • permalink
- ‘But Prof Flannery later contacted the Herald Sun to say he had no plans to return his gong.
“I was giving an example. I have not considered giving back my award . . . I’m extremely proud of it,” he said.’
Lying sack of shit. I know about two dozen junior NCO who deserve this more than this pathetic piece of detritus. The “man” is a risible joke.
- I think the AOTY award is a complete wank. There is no one in this country at any one time who deserved higher praises that any other. There are people out there who have done more than the current holder. And Flannery says that his AOTY award has become politicised? It was politic motive that got you the award in the first place. Stick with AOMs and other civillian awards, but to stick a badge on some prick and say he’s better than me? Makes me want to puke! (Especially when that person is a musician or sports star. Double puke!)
- So far as names go, I think in WA there used to be two little towns, Bullbulling and Cowcowing but as far as I can see there never was a Heiferheifering so obviously the twain never did meet.
For some reason Mr Rudd reminds me of a highschool dux telling tales. He keeps licking his lips and fluttering his eyelids while nodding in sync. I wish he wouldn’t.
- Red lips,eh? Soon we have the big Conference, where Kevin the window dresser will appear and re-arrange the merchandise to look more appealing to the voters.
It will take more than a new leader and some tweaking of the policy settings to convince any sentient being that the stock cast of “ALP Goodfellas” is really an alternative government.
But, since it is an election year and the opposition is soft on Iraq, expect more of this sort of attack.There are plenty in our parliament capable of doing a Harry Reid. There were certainly plenty of them apart from Latham who displayed rampant anti-USA sentiments in the house.
As far as I am concerned, election years are also when the medja are on trial. In the USA there have been some notorious examples of the medja being partisan. Imagine my surprise when some familiar names cropped up in this story at Accuracy In Media.
I have heard several radio personalities use the line “Oh, but of course the Oklahoma City bombers were white anglos” – and seen it used by trolls here. Read the item.
- My pleasure, Wand. It’s one of those sychronous events Anthony Hopkins gets worked up about; my brother also found the webcast and e-mailed me about it today, but by then I’d already seen it and posted the link here. I had promised myself to save it for a climate thread, but you know how it is, trying to contain the excitement and all. I just looovvvee anti-AGW documentaries!
In your FACE, Al Gore! Take that! Ha-ha!
- #43 – I read the item and interesting though it is it does seem like a conspiracy theory, a right-wing one this time. I can’t recall a whisper of this coming through in Frontpage, Horowitz, WSJ, LGF, &s, which suggests it amounts to very little.Posted by walterplinge on 2007 04 25 at 06:07 AM • permalink
- Gus Nossal was a fuckwit of major proportions. He was sort of a prototype for the last 5 years of Walter Mitty types jumping up for their 5 minutes of fame from a left leaning press.Posted by boxofmatches on 2007 04 25 at 09:27 AM • permalink
- OT but not by much—It looks like Rosie O’Donnell may be off the view. Tell Margo to get her resume in, quick!Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 04 25 at 10:16 AM • permalink
- #53 eh? gus is a real crusader for science. he and macfarlane burnet are among the founders of modern immunology. in his 30 years at WEHI he made it a world class medical research institute & inspired many of the people who are leading australian medical research today. he still goes into bat for science whenever he can. walter mitty?
- Pat Knowall, Mrs Phatty, is joining in the National climate change debate. WTF?
“Rosie O’Donnell Leaving ‘The View’…”
CheersPosted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2007 04 25 at 11:36 AM • permalink
- #56 – Agreed. But he blotted the public side with continual over-the-top criticism of the Howard government on social policies, starting as soon as he got the gong.Posted by boxofmatches on 2007 04 25 at 04:40 PM • permalink
- #46 – Walter, my memory is not so hot either, for every detail covered by every column. But here are some links for you:
FrontPagemag – and there were nine more.
WSJ Opinion Journal
LGF’s searches are erratic.
- My fears about partisan media were not alleviated by the 7.30 Report/Gillard/Combet exclusive spectacular.
It will also be interesting to see how Leigh Sales new book Detainee 002 (about Hicks) goes down.
Interesting choice of subject for a first book by an ABC journo.
Kevni Ruff loses an economics advisor, but gains a lunchtime pal.
And he might not have the friends he thought he had. Rupert Murdoch waxed lyrical about GW Bush yesterday and also expressed some strong opinions on Islamic terrorism and Iran and some less that supportive ones on climate change – the word “alleged” was apparently used.
Sounds to me that while Murdoch might have liked Rudd as a dinner companion, he doesn’t necessarily stand beside him all the major issues that are worrying the media magnate. But Howard does.
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Hmm … his relationship to Rudd?
Rudd’s (lack of a) relationship to good economic policy?