Tuesday 16th of August 2022

thank you, uncle rupe...

albanese

As Uncle Rupe is being dragged into a new scandal, his suburban newspapers are praising the lord...

In a funny twist of fate, according to the Morgan polls, the ALP is now ahead of the coalition... 

One does not know what to believe anymore... Actually we should know. There is a lot of shoving and punching about and it's only the beginning....

It may sound complicated but it's quite simple really... Uncle Rupe did not like the damsel. End of story... So Rupe propped up Rudd to appear to the masses like a god who would make a second coming... But it had to come AT THE LAST MINUTE otherwise, Abbott may have been successful with a no-confidence motion against the Labor government... Abbott had about 30 minutes to make his mind up but as he waited and waited and did nothing he lost the moment...

Uncle Rupe has been using Tony Abbott as a very effective foil against the damsel... BUT with only Abbott in the frame, the process would not have worked... Uncle Rupe also NEEDED Rudd's glorious image to really punch the damsel in the proverbial... Now that the god is back on the heavenly throne, Uncle Rupe does not care much about Abbott anymore... Only reporting from the tip of the pens what the silly opposition is rabbiting on about, half-heartedly...

As well, in this instance, the pushing of Albo" in the suburban news papers (in cohouts with the Daily Telegraph) is designed to foil the Greens who have a great following in Albo's electorate... BOOM BOOM... Actually Albo is a great guy with massive potential, who should be PM, but this is another story...

Now all we have to wait for is for Turnbull to have enough balls to challenge Abbott... Who said politics was dull? Bloody and full of intestinal products, but never dull... Of course the News Limited "reportage" that gives the flavour for the entire macMedia in this country, could do a swifty in the political dunny...But I think the public would then see the subterfuge: propping up Rudd as god while in the dumps and then showing him as the devil would have the masses up in arms... End of tricks?...

Gus

read also: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/jul/03/rupert-murdoch-secret-tape-mp

 also: http://www.themonthly.com.au/blog/roy-morgan-research/2013/07/01/13

read also: http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/business/media-2/rupert-murdoch-admits-

also: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/city-east/malcolm-turnbull-backpedals-

 

Remember that Malcolm poopoo-ed the emission reduction scheme of the COALition by saying it was crap...

more poll dancing...

This week’s Morgan Poll, the second since Kevin Rudd became Prime Minister, shows another swing to the ALP. The ALP 51.5% (up 2% since last Wednesday’s special snap SMS Morgan Poll) is now ahead of the L-NP 48.5% (down 2%) on a two-party preferred basis. 

The L-NP primary vote is 40.5% (down 2.5%) slightly ahead of the ALP 39.5% (up 1.5%). Among the minor parties Greens support is 8.5% (unchanged) and support for Independents/ Others is 11.5% (up 1%) – including within that support for Katter’s Australian Party of 1.5% and support for the Palmer United Party of 1.5%. 

If a Federal Election were held today the result would be a close ALP win according to this weekend’s multi-mode Morgan Poll on Federal voting intention with an Australia-wide cross-section of 3,438 Australian electors aged 18+. 

The Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating has improved strongly after Rudd’s return – up 12.5pts to 106 – the highest since mid March 2013. Now 43.5% (up 5%) say Australia is ‘heading in the right direction’ and 37.5% (down 7.5%) say Australia is ‘heading in the wrong direction’. 

http://www.themonthly.com.au/blog/roy-morgan-research/2013/07/01/13

banning real estate barons from politics...

Property developers will be banned from standing as New South Wales Labor candidates under new party rules that have been dismissed by the Opposition as an "election fix".

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has taken the rare step of launching a federal ALP intervention into the scandal-plagued NSW branch, saying he is "appalled" by the recent allegations of corruption levelled at former state ministers.

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has been investigating the property dealings of former powerbroker Eddie Obeid and former minister Ian McDonald, who have both been expelled from the party.

Mr Rudd has demanded the NSW party implement changes within the next 30 days - a process that will be overseen by the ALP national executive.

The changes include a "zero tolerance" stance on corruption and a ban on property developers standing as Labor candidates unless they "divest themselves of any major property development interest".

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-04/federal-labor-party-to-overtake-nsw-alp-in-bid-to-stamp-out-cor/4798382


Of course the Liberals (CONservatives) are up in arms... they have a lot of real estate personnel in their ranks...

the marrickville mauler...

With Australia barely granted the time to digest the emergence of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Mark II, the nation finds itself with an Acting Prime Minister called Albo merrily musing about taking a sleepover at Kirribilli House to escape the cops.
Albo, is, of course, Anthony Norman Albanese. He presents as a naughty - or at least cheeky - boy, though he's 50 and such a veteran of Labor's internal ructions in Sydney's inner west that he is known as the Marrickville Mauler.
As of Thursday, he's running the country while KRudd, as the re-born Prime Minister refers to himself, visits Indonesia to sort out the pressing matter of boat-borne asylum seekers and suchlike.
While Mr Rudd, having declared war on the corrupted NSW branch of the Labor Party, practised fast-talking his way around his startling prediction that Tony Abbott could cause war with the Indonesians by turning around boats, Mr Albanese busied himself trying out his new command of broadband, communications and the digital economy. He flew to Coffs Harbour to switch on the NBN service to thousands of homes and businesses.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/albo-acting-up-with-merry-faux-pas-20130704-2pey0.html#ixzz2Y8C0oNIn


Gus: as I have said above Albo is a nice clever and funny guy... But punch for punch, he could floor Tony Abbott ten times over... What could be better than this?...

the merde-och pit...

 

Anthony Albanese attacks Murdoch's News Corp over Labor coverage

 

 

 

Anthony Albanese has said he has spoken to "embarrassed" News Corp Australia journalists who have been instructed to run negative coverage of Labor.

 

 

 

The deputy prime minister was commenting after Sydney's Daily Telegraph began its election campaign coverage on 5 August with a full-page photo of prime minister Kevin Rudd and an editorial under the headline: "Kick this mob out."

Albanese described the coverage of the election campaign by News Corp publications as "pretty extraordinary" and said he had never seen anything like it in all his years in politics.

"I have been involved in campaigns for a very long time," he told SBS's The Observer Effect program on Sunday.

"I have never seen before, on day one of an election campaign, an editorial on a front page advocating a vote for the opposition.

"I've never seen such a consistency in front page headlines consistently attacking the federal government."

Albanese said he had had private conversations with journalists from the publications involved and "some of them are embarrassed".

Asked by host Ellen Fanning if they had been "instructed to run an anti-Labor line", he replied: "Yes."

Rudd has previously accused News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch of railing against Labor to prevent the implementation of its National Broadband Network, which Labor says Murdoch fears could hurt his television interests.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/11/anthony-albanese-murdoch-news-corp-labor