Sunday, September 17, 2017

Tony Cant

It is not a word I use or like and nor does the New South Wales police force. They charged Danny Lim over a sandwich board. The Tony referred to is our former far right and strongly religious Prime Minister who did not last too long in office.

This looks harmless enough.


Sweet. Apparently he is a very nice guy. Maybe Victor has run into him at his local station or on the streets.


This is the offending sign over which Danny Lim was charged with offensive behaviour. It is not as bad as the now blanked out letter might indicate. It said "Tony you can't", but the A was upside down.


The same word is used on this sandwich board. It is a bit of wordplay, and I do like word play and as the world is becoming unpunctuated, the words on the sign shows the importance of capital letters and punctuation. Mr Lim was convicted and fined $500. Through his solicitor he appealed to a higher court and the conviction was quashed.


What do you think? 

11 comments:

  1. I am glad that the conviction was quashed. A tad surprised, but very glad.

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  2. EC, I have seen many tee shirts on bodies that say much worse. Shall we call this a political arrest?

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  3. Absolutely a political arrest! Thank whomever is out there that ridiculous conviction was quashed!

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    1. Rozzie, indeed. When he was first convicted an online fundraiser was set up and in less than an hour, the money for the fine had been pledged.

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  4. I think Mr Lim very clever and Abbott a truckwit deserving of every rude name he is called!

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    1. Yes. And even his sister has publically called him out at last.

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    2. Grace, you are quite right.

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  5. Has was at the Marriage equality rally in Sydney I attended and was cheered on by everyone. Here is an article on him attending with sign of Tony Abbot. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4869830/Sydney-Danny-Lim-75-sex-Tony-Abbott-t-smile.html

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    1. Thanks very much for the link, Allan. I had not heard of Lim at all until recently, and I doubt many others outside of NSW have.

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  6. Anonymous11:18 am

    You will notice that, emboldened by his victory, Lim has dropped the crossbar from the inverted A - that is, he now adopts the Roman style of V for U, which I think is a pity.

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    1. I agree, Marcellous. That takes if from being clever to far to obvious.

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