I like to think of myself as a political moderate, (excepting some of my social liberalism) I listen to many political parties. And I have no particular affiliation though I have never liked the Liberal (actually moderate conservative party) of Australia’s policies. I want to give this context to my very bold statement that Tony Abbott is an asshat, and I think the Australian public was either having a mental episode or hated the Labor party so blindly they didn’t even look at who Tony Abbott was when voting for the liberal party.
If we’re honest, most of us would accept that a bad boss is a little bit like a bad father or a bad husband
Not withstanding all his or her faults,you find that he tends to do more good than harm. He might be a bad boss but at least he’s employing someone while he is in fact a boss.
CARMEN LAWRENCE: I was very upset by the comparison he made with bad fatherhood or being a bad husband. Basically that you put with their faults because on balance you think they’re going to do more good than harm.
Well that’s not very good advice to someone if they’re in a bad relationship, for instance where there’s violence involved or abuse involvedGREG COMBET: Tony Abbott is supposed to even handedly look after the interests of employers and employees but now he’s saying no matter what an employer does, they’re to be forgiven and it’s okay.
It’s outrageous and he should apologise.ROSS SOLLY: AM contacted Tony Abbott this morning. He wouldn’t be interviewed, saying his comments have been misinterpreted and that he was only referring to the problems associated with tying business up in red tape. He did say sometimes one uses metaphors which are less apt.
I won’t be rushing out to get my daughters vaccinated [for cervical cancer], maybe that’s because I’m a cruel, callow, callous, heartless bastard but, look, I won’t be
when the vaccine was introduced 11.5% of women between the ages of 14-19 had HPV, 3 years later the prevalence was half that at 5.1% and only a third of girls in that age group had been vaccinated. According to Carroll “if we had done better 50 000 girls alive today would not get cervical cancer in their lifetimes if we got that number to 80% (vaccinated)” and the vaccine is safe.
“There’s a lot of gay people in our school. I have a lot of gay friends. And it’s really sad that they can’t get married just because they’re attracted to the same sex.”
Cue more loud cheers and applause from the class.
“I’m getting a clear message, alright,” replied a defeated Abbott, keen to wrap this one up.
“Alright, OK,” he concluded, holding his hand out to a male classmate.
“Let’s have a bloke’s question, OK?”