Thursday, December 08, 2016

Russ Hinzes' Love Child

It has been suggested that the Leader of the Country National Party and our Deputy Prime Minister is a heart attack waiting to happen. Barnaby Joyce is a crazy man, just not quite as crazy as Bob Katter who started his own party. Funny, I have not heard of Katter of late. I expect Katter is lost in the face of our delightful Senator Pauline Hanson and her One Nation Party.

Our ABC gave Hanson a good run on Friday night. I can tell you as per the tv show 730, there are no environmental problems with the Great Barrier Reef. Pauline and those who live by Great Barrier Reef tourism told me so via our ABC. I thought it wasn't a great programme as there did not seem to be a direct rebuttal against Hanson's and the those with a vested interest propaganda. Scientific evidence is what I like. I am much more inclined to believe scientists who study the Great Barrier Reef.

This is Barnaby Joyce, who threatened to shoot the illegal immigrants into Australia, that is Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo. Depp made a crack about Joyce being a fat old politician before he most humbly apologised to our courts for his dogs' transgression. Well, Mr Depp. Joyce might be a fat old politician but have you looked at your own waistline of late? Depp, your arrogance knows no bounds and have spoilt my nice memories of you when you were but a youth.


Queensland does have a history of corpulent and unhealthy politicians, thinking of  QLD Minister for Police and Horse Racing, Russ Hinze, who died at 72 before he could be tried for corruption, where he would no doubt have been found guilty. Queensland was not alone in being a corrupt state in Australia, but I venture it was the worst, (with NSW nipping at its heels in the corruption stakes) especially under Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen who ruled the state with as system of gerrymander that kept him in office from 1968 to 1987. As I recall, our ABC tv brought about the downfall of Petersen and Hinze with a couple of excellent 4 Corners investigations, one in particular called The Moonlight State. I watched them at the time and I was shocked. 


No intention to tar Hinzes' grandaughter with any brush, but Kristy is quite well known by some celebrity followers. But not to me until very recently.

13 comments:

  1. Don't care for Johnny Depp at all. Don't watch his movies unless they are older ones.
    Big man was Russ, strange how people die before a trial - convenient for them I suppose but sad for the family and friends.
    Don't hear about Bob down here unless it's something extremely important.

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    1. Margaret, yes Katter has really been off the media of late. You are far too young to remember but Depp was great in 21 Jump Street.

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  2. Question time....How many political party does Australia have?

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    1. Dora, there are two major parties, the Liberal Party, like your republican party and the Labor Party like your Democrats. The Greens party gets about 10 per cent of the vote but that varies a lot depending on the area. There are many smaller parties and they control our upper house in our federal government and so wield great power. Our federal government is more powerful than yours and can override state legislation.

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  3. I believe the scientists on issues to do with the Barrier Reef too; I haven't seen Pauline Hansen diving around collecting samples and data.
    I agree with you about Johnny Depp too, he hasn't aged well and he's not all that old either.

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    1. River, Depp is still pretending he is a kid when he clearly is not, but it has made him very rich. Occasionally Hansen says something sensible and I think she is not so bad, but with that stunt, I quickly forget any good I see.

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  4. Depp almost ruined 'Chocolat'; some of the worst acting ever.

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    1. Cro, maybe his forte action movies. I don't think I have really seen him in a movie.

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    2. You haven't seen the Pirates of the Caribbean series? He was pretty good in Benny and Joon too. He was terrible as Willy Wonka, I wish that remake had never been done.

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    3. No River, not seen the first and not heard of the second and only heard of the third. You are much better at popular culture than am I.

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  5. At the time of his regime, after winning a number of elections, Bob Askin was the longest-serving and least loved Premier of NSW. Sir Thomas Playford was the even longer ruling and less loved Premier of South Australia. And don't let me think about Sir Henry Bolte, in Victoria and Joh Bjelke-Petersen in Queensland :(

    Once right wing rulers get into power in this country, nothing budged them. No matter how hated/feared they were.

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    1. Hels, Australians were so conservative then, and Petersen's gerrymander was outrageous. At least history can judge Askin now, but not yet another who needs to be judged from the other side, Nifty Nev.

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  6. Such a shame about Johnny Depp he was kind of cute about 30 years ago 😊 he obviously let fame go to his head.. and waist! So arrogant to think he was above the law regarding his dogs!

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