Thursday, April 25, 2019

Who not to vote for

The name and the boundaries of our Federal Seat of Melbourne Ports has been changed to Macnamara. I like our old name. I've no idea who the Macnamara is or was.

The (Liberal) conservative candidate is the best thing the Labor Party has going for it to win what has become an increasingly marginal seat, especially so after the retirement of the popular local member Michael Danby.

Chloe Shorten is the wife of the Labor opposition party leader and daughter of former Governor General, Dame Quentin Bryce.

Yes, private schools can be very good, but they are not for everyone. What a low thing to say about state school teachers; the many dedicated teachers with much less resources at hand than the posh private schools.

Kate Ashmor sounds like a right charmer.

From The Age newspaper.


The Liberal Party candidate under fire for referring to Chloe Shorten as a pig once declared private schools were "far superior" to state schools.
Kate Ashmor, the candidate for the Melbourne seat of Macnamara, refused to comment further on her remarks in which she said teachers in the private system were better than "the vast majority of those" in the public system.
In a letter published in The Leader in 2001 under her maiden name Kate Ash-Burner, Ms Ashmor wrote of her support for the policy of using taxpayer funds to subsidise private schools and talked down her experience in the state school system.
Her comments come two days after The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age revealed Ms Ashmor referred to Bill Shorten's wife as a pig on social media - something for which she has now apologised.
Before the election was called, she questioned Josh Burns, the Labor candidate for Macnamara, about whether he was as proud of being Jewish as she was.

14 comments:

  1. A real charmer indeed, may she be consigned to the scrap heap where she belongs. Unfortunately the sitting member in my federal electorate of New England is Barnaby Joyce, hopefully he won't be after May 18.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheryl, how unfortunate for you, but surely Joyce must be out this time. There are serious accusations of corruption against him, and can anyone really vote for him.

      Delete
  2. Echoing Cheryl, a charmer to the core. And a reinforcement of just why I won't be voting for the Coalition.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. EC, maybe once in my mistaken youth did I vote for the conservative Coalition. Never ever again.

      Delete
  3. Anonymous11:12 am

    Dame Annie Jean Macnamara, DBE (1 April 1899 – 13 October 1968) was an Australian medical doctor and scientist, best known for her contributions to children's health and welfare. (Just ask Professor Google.)

    Good luck Cheryl in getting rid of Boofhead Barnaby. The same goes for Mutton Dutton and Toxic Tony in Warringah. - Ian

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ian, I could have, but you did it for me. Thank you. Perhaps I don't mind so much about the name change as it is the name of a person worthy of the name.

      I reckon The Abbott might go, but I don't have the knowledge about Dutton's seat to offer an opinion.

      Delete
  4. Ms Ashmor must learn that even if certain things are true, you don't say them in public. If she doesn't understand that, she'll never get anywhere in politics.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cro, you are on the money. State school teachers probably had already made up their minds about her but this has reinforced their views. Even my sister who teaches in a posh private religious school will be appalled by her remarks.

      Delete
  5. I had never heard of Josh Burns until a few months ago when he knocked on my front door and came in for a cup of tea. This was well before the election was called, but he was already thinking of standing for Melbourne Ports (as we used to be). Young, good looking and not famous in politics, he impressed me enormously with his values and policies.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hels, paying due deference to the respected elders, was he? Thanks for your opinion, which of course I trust enormously.

      Delete
  6. From Suzan W.

    In reply to your "charmer" my daughter teaches in public school. She is 25 and has a Bachelors Degree in Education and one in Modern Languages. Last November she achieved her Masters of Education degree. She has served in a variety positions including year co-ordinator, head of languages other than English, deputy principal, pedagogy coach and year planning. This candidate needs to remove her bias and blinders. All children deserve the very best education. It doesn't matter what creed, race/colour , religion intellectual ability or financial status every child has the right to cohesive and complete education.

    Thank you,

    Suzan W.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Suzan, no argument from me. I know how public school teachers really do care for the education of children and how much effort they put in, and how despairing they must be at times about the resources they have.

      Delete
  7. Well Kate is a real charming isn't she! Hopefully she will be sent to extended detention!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Grace, I suspect the selection of her was a rather poor choice.

      Delete