Thursday, February 22, 2018

No Joy from Joyce

Who our deputy prime minister roots is his business, be it a staff member or whomever. PM Malcolm had now forbidden sexual relations between government ministers and their staff. Good luck with that one Mal. Have you heard that the forbidden fruit is the sweetest? And now Mal has grubbied himself by speaking to the lowest common denominator, as Victor most eloquently writes here

A few or my thoughts.

Joyce spoke during the same sex marriage debate about the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. I call that hypocrisy, and so that leads to me write this. He was also against the genital herpes inoculation for young people, arguing it would lead to promiscuity. Your private life as a pollie is that, unless you are a hypocrite, and perhaps not surprisingly, so many hard conservative politicians are. Joyce has managed to be a hypocrite.

How did he imagine his affair would pan out? I am waiting for the accusation that she seduced him and deliberately became pregnant to him. Or, perhaps they both made mistakes in a moments of extreme passion. But I do reiterate, I am not here do judge what people get up to in their private lives, unless it affects their job or is hypocritical.

But something in the media I glanced at gave me thoughts about the bigger picture.

While I am not terribly sympathetic to female partners of male politicians or the wives of other highflyers, as they are not struggling low income single mums, I reckon the female partners of such high flying people do some pretty hard yards. Absent husband, absent father, bring up the children mostly on their own. They pay bills. They manage the household. They shop. They cook, clean and wash. At times they have present themselves in public and be presentable. They enable their husbands, and this could apply apply in reverse sex wise, to have a very successful career as their husbands can totally focus on the job, never having to worry about there being no milk in the fridge or transporting kiddies to play in a netball match.

So how is the little woman at home repaid for her dedication to duty, to husband and children? Their husbands screws their secretaries, excited by a bit of young vag. (I could have said worse). I reckon Mrs Joyce kicked her husband out after she discovered his shenanigans, and good on her. I expect she foolishly believed in the sanctity of marriage, as espoused by her husband.

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  1. He is a two faced dirt bag all round! I feel for his girls but that jam tart he has fooled around with is a dirt bag too - they both knew what they were doing.
    I know a number of women that will never vote for him so he should leave and just wait for the Baby Bonus! LOL

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    1. Lady J, well put and I am all for, it takes two to tango, but women so often wear the consequences so much more heavily than men. Perhaps not in this case though.

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  2. It seems that many of the hard-core conservatives that wave their righteousness like a banner are usually the ones that break their own rules of morality behind closed doors.

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    1. Oh so true, Sandra, and very eloquently put.

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  3. Being a politician's wife sounds very much like being an Army wife, with hubby always away and having to manage everything alone. The difference being that many soldiers were faithful to the wife and family and the marriages were strong. At least as far as I know.

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    1. River, I've never thought of that. I am sure most soldiers were faithful to their wives. Many? Maybe not. But I expect for those who weren't, it was just a meaningless physical need release. Yes, at times I can be an apologist for male behaviour. Men, and I expect women too, can have meaningless sex without it being anything to do with who love.

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  4. But no, wait, get out your violins, because today there is an article where Barnaby pours on the "I'm a victim of the media" or a victim of a witch hunt and a victim of a bunch of other things including being forced to live in a free bachelor pad, but certainly not a victim of resigning from his high paying job. $8,000 we are paying him this week, to sit at home and be interviewed with tea towels.

    Not only that but his unborn child is already a victim even though he has not been born yet. Nice move using your child as a shield there, Barnaby!

    This man has no sense of reality and no concept of how anyone else feels about anything. It is all about him, what he wants, how he feels, what he needs. His soon to be ex-wife is much better off without him, as are his daughters. They may not realise it yet but they will.

    Clearly his media advisor partner is not very good at this job, because if she were, he would have come out and said he left his wife mid-last year, and then he would have announced his new relationship *before* the New England election.

    I believe there is much rorting that has gone on here, whether anyone will ever get to the bottom of it is another story entirely.

    He needs to resign, this circus will never end no matter how many "I'm such a victim" interviews Barnaby gives. :/

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    1. Snoskred, you do give good comment and the point about the child is valid, except most of the people who are now outraged may well be dead or in their dotage by the time the child grows up and young people will say, Barnaby who?

      I assume you know about David Campbell and his father Jimmy Barnes. I just read today the circumstances of David's birth and what happened. Most interesting.

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  5. Ha ha..... the guy who spoke about the sanctity of marriage was kicked out by his own wife......

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    1. Haddock, poetic justice comes to mind, as does a hypocrite being hung by his own petard.

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  6. Banning sex in relationships where there is a power imbalance and a formal financial relationship??? Oh dear... there would be no sex allowed anywhere, if people took notice of Malcolm Turnbull's ruling.

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    1. Hels, it is rather silly and this one area where Malcolm got it so wrong. He should have stayed silent, and looked down with as sneer at the goings on below.

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  7. I wonder what Pistol and Boo think?

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    1. Diane, "Ha, that Aussie bastard who wanted to kill us is getting his comeuppance".

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  8. That will make the politicians more determined to see if the grass is greener on the other side. What abojt Bill Shorton having affair with his current wife whilst married to his first! (So i read) ... lived next door to a politician when a teenager for about 5 years and it's certainly a lonely life for wives.

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    1. Margaret, I didn't even know there was a first Mrs Shorten. Yes, the hunger for politics make people sacrifice family life, but it is their choice and I hope their partners know what they are getting into when they hook up with them.

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  9. Noooooo! I refuse to even think about that scenario! BJ 😀 having sex, that's pretty sick inducing!

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    1. Grace, I agree. It is an icky thought.

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  10. I was never a fan of Barnaby...just feel he was a hypocrite during the same sex marriage. But I do wonder if when Bob Hawke and his present wife Blanche started their affair in the 70's there was such a public outrage?








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    1. Sami, as I remember, there was quite some outrage at Hawke's behaviour, ore so because Hazel was well known to the public. I suppose the point is that Hawke didn't self righteously preach.

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    2. To me, it is not about the affair. It is that he was preaching family values and how same sex marriage would ruin all of that, at the same time as shagging his media advisor.

      He was so busy worrying about who marriage should be *between* he forgot what marriage was all about, and apparently forgot he was involved in one himself.

      Not to mention creating high paying jobs for his lover in various offices, and it seems there is a lot of travel we paid for which maybe he should have paid for himself considering it was transporting himself and his lover to various holiday locations.

      Then there was bringing his wife to the midwinter ball to put people off the scent of this relationship, apparently decreed by either the PM himself or someone in the PM's office.

      Then there was running in the by election without telling anyone he and his wife had split, and pretending like they were still a couple. AND THEN he wanted to send out Christmas cards with his entire family on them, when his entire family had been dumped for his new lady and baby!

      None of that would matter to any of us, except for the travel rorting, if this idiot had not been plugging the new woman while preaching to the world about family values.

      I also believe that if he had been man enough to walk away from the first relationship and say so publicly and clearly, and then "start" the second one, it might not have been such a big problem.

      The Australian public really are very forgiving about most things. But if you preach about morals to them, then show you have none yourself, they really are quite unforgiving about that. He should have thought to himself.. well, I am having an affair and I got this woman pregnant, maybe now is not a good time to speak publicly about marriage.

      Barnaby clearly thought he would never get caught. He thought the media would keep this quiet and say nothing! And he is deeply angry that they have told the world about his "private life", you can see it his face every time he speaks. He thinks he has been betrayed.

      Whether he likes it or not, he is a public figure, and this is news. Certainly news most of us wish we did not know about, nobody wants to be thinking about that man having sex at all. He just keeps making it worse, and then that interview he gave, that was really terrible and a stupid thing to do in the middle of his week off.

      He said in that interview "I don’t want our child to grow up as some sort of public display. I have to stop it from the start." The way to stop that is to resign from public life and go back to being a private citizen. But Barnaby cannot afford to do that, especially not now he has two families to pay for, even with friends not letting him pay rent.

      I don't remember much about the Hawke thing myself but I suspect the situation was very different to this. ;)

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    3. Snoskred, for me it is really about the hypocrisy. How dare he lecture others when his own house is in a mess. Press conference this arvo. We shall see . "For the good of the party and nation...."

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    4. I answered this somewhere.

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  11. Yeah so much for devotion to spouse and keeping the home fires burning, and shared conservative values, with hard unseen constant labor, to get what? A husband jumping the first willing young piece of ass he finds. Hope she heads out and takes a good chunk of money with her. There's nothing worse than conservative hypocrites, trying to force their "values" into law, then violating those same "values" in private life. I say keep "values" out of politics. Especially when you're just as human and flawed as the rest of us heathens.

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    1. Strayer, at least so far as I know, your Trumpet doesn't lecture anyone in this sort of area, which is just as well for him given his record.

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    2. Ohhh boy, Trump, um, he doesn't have any values. He pretends sometimes, kissing up to the evangelicals, when it might get him votes or money. Probably the most blatantly morally flawed human on display on earth right now. That's our President!

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  12. I don't think your PM and our alleged president see eye-to-eye on this matter, just for starters.

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    1. Forsythia, they probably don't. In fact after such a bad first connection, they probably don't see eye to eye on much at all.

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  13. I don't give a damn who is sleeping with whom. It's none of my business.

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    1. Lee, I agree, unless it is illegal or blatant hypocrisy.

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