Labor and the Greens are spitting chips in Senate Estimates over the name of Barnaby Joyce’s accuser being disclosed. A WA woman, Catherine Marriott, has accused him of sexual harassment. To avoid further media scrutiny Barnaby has wisely referred the complaint to the police.
Oh, the consistent crescendo of each of Turnbull’s foot soldiers when told to respond to Abbott’s call for a temporary halving of immigration. No deviation from the damning script by any of the front Bench as they denounced Abbott as a Barbaric Philistine of modern day economics. Actually Abbott’s suggestion was quite cultured.
I think I’ve been here before… an ex-PM has disinterred himself and is kicking the crap out of adjacent headstones. A deputy PM has been disowned by his WA NAT members and there’s a brand new sexual harassment allegation coming from, guess where? Yeah yeah, WA of course. There is blood and guts in the water and a feeding frenzy is about to erupt.
It took 48 hours before media disclosed it was an adult Aborigine who raped that two year old girl in Tennant Creek. Naturally most people already thought it may have been, but it shows media's reluctance to risk claims of racism. And in this case a representative of “Territory Families” who received 21 warnings about this group of Aborigines said, "they (the warnings) were not substantial enough to take the child out of this household and away from the mother." Not substantial enough
The next NATs' Party meeting could set Australia back on track by deciding to reverse what Turnbull tried to do to them. Turnbull made no secret of the fact he was trying to get the NATs to sack Barnaby. Well, that's heresy and guess what, as I have been saying from day one, Barnaby is going nowhere, it’s Turnbull who should be worried.
So why are we listening to their nonsense about forbidden bonking. “You shouldn’t sleep with your staff. It’s a bad practice”, explained Morrison, when feverishly supporting Turnbull’s school teacher comments about stray rooting.
Hang on a sec. Mal has known of Barnaby’s “shocking, disgraceful, shameful” affair, as he puts it, for 12 months. So what about the bonhomie, best-buddy, backslapping performance of Mal while celebrating Barney’s New England win for the Coalition at Tamworth Leagues Club a few weeks back?
Those poor little feminist shrinking violets apparently have no part in extra marital funny games! Really? They hardly get a mention and are never the focus of the female-dominated Press scrums. Oh no, Press scrums only show interest in the bloke.
One rule of the bush is never shit close to the family tent but everything that Barnaby does seems to somehow leave a pile of nasty stuff on his shoe. His time as Shadow Finance Minister was an embarrassing debacle despite his background in accountancy. His political judgment is worse than Turnbull’s… yet he’s still the best the Nats have to offer.
I have been told relentlessly by Google that I regularly break their “code of conduct” and that stories Google disagrees with must be deleted or suffer demonetisation. In other words they will take all the money from ads on stories they disagree with and pass nothing on.
And now the stench of negroid methane still lingers over a Middle Eastern powderkeg that is certain to erupt into full-scale war with the involvement of major powers, the US and Russia. This is yet another reason Trump must make peace with Putin and quickly.