Thursday, August 17, 2017

A pot calling a kettle chartreuse

Oh, the irony. Senator Hinch was once known as the Human Headline, a person who sought out and received media publicity throughout his very public life, yet he is so critical of Senator Hanson who appeared in parliament wearing full female Muslim attire as a publicity stunt.



Sorry, I am unable to confirm this is Senator Hanson but that does look like our parliament by the dude wearing a purple shirt with a white tie in the background. It may well be Hanson...but could actually be anybody, really. Research tells me the clerk or someone checked before she entered. I saw a tall really skinny Asian born guy today. He was wearing jeans ripped at the knees, and his knees were knobbly and unattractive. People do make odd fashion choices at times.


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  1. I saw the film clip of Ms Hanson in her Burka, but was amazed to see her take it off before making her speech. She should have kept it on, and also tried to be a tad more lucid. What ever point she hoped to make was lost on poor presentation (good or bad).

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    1. Cro, so as a publicity stunt, it was extremely successful. She is not a good public performer.

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  2. Her latest little effort led me to warm to Brandis for the first (and probably) last time ever.

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    1. EC, yes, his finest moment ever was brief and has passed.

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  3. Anonymous8:15 am

    We need another mocking song from Pauline Pantsdown. - Ian

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    1. I wonder if Pauline Pantsdown is still around.

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  4. I agree with Cro Magnon. I looked at my TV in time to see her take off the Burkha and what she said after that didn't make a lot of sense. If she's going to make speeches, she needs a writer.

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    1. River, her assistant James Ashby could write a good speech for her, but she does things her way and it fails. But wow, did she receive world wide publicity.

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  5. I know Derryn personally....and he is a very nice,genuine fellow.

    As for the burqa...I'm for banning the wearing of it in public in this country. Wear it around the house if it's that damn important; but wearing it out and about the streets in Australia is bloody ridiculous, in my opinion.

    If my statement offends some, so be it. The burqa offends me.

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    1. So do I, Lee. The former Famous Bearded Media Person lives in our building, as does his former wife and her parents. They have four apartments between them. He is a very charming and pleasant person to chat with. In 2009 when power was cut to our building because of bush fires, I was stuck in the lift with one of the building's cleaners and his former wife. All blogged about. R was in the other lift, going down to check the post. I had words with him when he wrote something a bit wrong on his personal website back then about our situation of being stuck in the lifts, but all was amiable.

      Now, to the burka. I think that is the big body covering garment. I often find fashion a bit weird, and the burka is no exception. What I object to is Moslem women covering their face. Humans rely on facial expressions when interacting and by covering their faces, I feel like they are rejecting human interaction. Even worse when they cover their eyes with that stupid gauze. Many Middle Eastern people holiday in the predominantly Moslem country of Malaysia, and were so when we were there a few years ago. The locals call the women DVs, Darth Vaders. To watch them shoving food in under the face coverings was pitiful. Meanwhile, their husbands were wearing polo shirts with shorts, very casually dressed. A reliable airline person I know said as soon as Saudi women are on flight to Switzerland, they throw off all the garb. While some argue that women choose this modest form of dress, I suspect it is much more like subjection of Moslem women by men. I am far too polite to ever say anything to them, but when I come across a face covered woman, I just stare and glare at her . They are used to this and don't meet eyes, and certainly not with men, who if not known to them, don't even want to accidently touch them.

      I am not fond of any religion. Religion seems to cause so much trouble in the world, especially by those who say my religion is right and yours is wrong. Moslems seem to excel at this. I've worked for decades with Moslem people and I had a pretty open leftie view of them, but truly now, even my Moslem workmates scare me.

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  6. Hanson's dramatic reveal, when she pulled the burka off her head, made me laugh in absolute disbelief. Brandis' speech and the standing ovation afterwards made me realise there is still (some) decency left in Parliament

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    1. Ad Rad, as I commented earlier, it was perhaps Brandis' finest moment.

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  7. Wow, theater in your parliament. Makes for a good story line.

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  8. I hope that's the last of it.. there's too much drama going on these days for my peace of mind.. it's all #45's fault 😀

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