Australia a Tea Party revolution: Shirtfronting, Islamaphobia and national security.

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  1. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    It all points to a political environment that is increasingly more extreme and conservative.

    This is what passes for mainstream political dialogue in Australia, the land of the free and the home of the brave :rolleyes:

    http://www.theguardian.com/commenti...alia-is-on-the-road-to-a-tea-party-revolution
     
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    It's another word something akin to running head first into someone and knocking them over. A bit like a football tackle.
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Australia has nothing on the US. We have a few dozen politicians that say the stupidest **** I've ever heard.

    Interested? Google Louis Gohmert for starters.
     
  5. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    Looks like the conservative cancer has spread beyond US boarders. It's like Ebola, but much more contagious.
     
  6. orestes1984 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Right now you would be loving it with the stupid crap this Prime Minister says and does if you were a Tea Party Republican.
     
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    Granted, they are coming close to Pauline Hanson crazy (and I was living there when she was spewing her drivel)...

    But I bet it makes everyone there really miss Gillard.

    BL.
     
  8. orestes1984 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    On polling Labor is ahead, but with this war on ISIS and all of the national security issues, I'm not quite sure that they're not going to get back in. It's the way of incumbency with these issues, September 11, the bombings in Indonesia and the war on terror that got John Howard elected three more terms than he probably deserved given the outcome of the 1999 election where Labor won on first past the post, but lost on preferences.

    This is always a good place to get a barometer on what's going on.

    http://blogs.crikey.com.au/pollbludger/
     
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    Fear sells.
     
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    It's a wonder that Gohmert even knows how to breath.
     
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    Pretty much nailed it. In Australian Rules Football, you can pretty much bump anyone out of the competition for the ball, if you use a hip-and-shoulder bump. Basically, anything below the shoulders and above the knees is fair game. Any high contact, and you'll be penalized or worse (fined or suspended for a couple of games).

    Enter Byron Pickett. He's been known for the bump and the shirtfront, and in some cases, seems to relish in it. Here's two of his biggest, one of which almost sparks a melee (and those were fairly common in the AFL). Now bringing the concept of it into politics is what may be happening in Parliament in Canberra.

    Enjoy.



    BL.
     
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    don't you disparage our asparagus!
     
  14. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Aussies are bad ass.
     
  15. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    So ... it seems to be like an ice-hockey body check, but without the helmet and pads. :eek:
     
  16. bradl macrumors 68040

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    yep. and like hockey, part of the game.

    Sorry to threadjack everyone, but you should see the marks they take. Here's the top 10 from this year. #1 was Chad Wingard, who won mark of the year, which in previous years, I believe the prize for it was $50,000 and a car of the player's choice from Toyota (they sponsored the AFL):



    It's play like this, the tackles, and the nonstop action the game has that makes the NFL completely boring to me (plus the fact that the AFL has a 26-week season - 22 regular season weeks, 4 finals). The way they kick that football around (not only just for distance, but banana kicks, etc.).. it's one of the most, if not the most exciting football code in the world.

    Anywho, back to the normal PRSI mudslinging.

    BL.
     
  17. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    In the US, things like this were (in hindsight) the inevitable result of two factors: the corruption of the news, and the advent of the internet.

    Prior to this, the news media presented the facts. Now, conservative news outlets present their own version of the "facts" -- and like cult leaders, they repeatedly tell their followers that only they have the truth, that everyone else is lying to them.

    And of course, the internet has broadened the reach of these conservative news outlets, as well as allowing previously separated extremists to band together in ways they never could before.

    I'm curious...do you in Australia have your own version of Fox "News"? (I know Rupert comes from there.) That would explain a lot.

    It's almost funny that we used to worry so much about communism. Nowadays, whether we're talking about the US, Australia or the Middle East, it's the spread of conservatism that is threatening the world.
     
  18. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    I continue to fail to get how these fools are called "conservative". The very term by definition excludes teh crazy. These are just IRWAHs.
     
  19. orestes1984, Oct 30, 2014
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    We don't need Fox News when Rupert Murdoch owns 75% of commercial newspapers in Australia and operates an entire cable TV orginisation called Foxtel where he can pretty much broadcast what he likes.

    I guess the equivalent though would be Sky News. Rupert already has the voting public believing whatever it is he wants to say/do. There is pretty much zero breathing space for liberal, free thinking agendas left here in this country.

    some helpful links on What Rupert does:

    http://www.foxtel.com.au/default.htm
    http://http://www.news.com.au/
    http://www.skynews.com.au/

    Then theres the newspapers that pretends to be impartial but are heavily right biased owned by Murdoch:

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/?nk=e2e3ee83d108e27f14ee8a478c9e4a63
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/?nk=e2e3ee83d108e27f14ee8a478c9e4a63
    http://www.couriermail.com.au/?nk=e2e3ee83d108e27f14ee8a478c9e4a63

    Then there's the sycophants like Andrew Bolt who are sponsored by Rupert Murdoch to spew out views not dissimilar to Bill O'Reilly you can find his trolling corner here:

    http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/

    He has his own corner on over the air television:

     
  20. thekev macrumors 604

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    That's where he started in the first place.
     
  21. StephenCampbell macrumors 65816

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    "Oh no! Whites aren't just marching obediently towards their demise anymore the way they have been for the past few decades! We were making so much progress! Now everything is becoming extreme and conservative! Curse those whiteys for standing up for their right to freedom of association and self-determination! Whatever will we do now!?"

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    Regarding the term "Islamophobia," how would you like it if I said that feminists have "Rapeophobia"?
     
  22. orestes1984 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yep...
     
  23. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    How exactly have conservatives benefitted the median white person in the US? And how are liberals penalising white people?

    How are Muslims violating your body?
     
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    Wow, you have some serious issues. Its not suspicious at all that you brought up race completely unprovoked...
     
  25. StephenCampbell macrumors 65816

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    These countries are becoming more conservative because the liberal policies prompted mass third world immigration, and people are realizing that's not good for them or the country.

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    Well, Real conservatives like Pat Buchanan will stand for European culture and the preservation of European people in the world. Today's Republican "conservatives" are pretty useless actually, you're right.

    Muslims rape women a lot in European countries, and they also violate bodies by murdering them or blowing them up.

    Would you tell the girls in Rotherham that they have Islamophobia now?
     

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