A window on Labor scumbags

Three days old I know but this is a must-watch:

How can we trust these gangsters with national security?

David Llewellyn-Smith
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  1. Luca BiasonMEMBER

    We can’t. But an awful lot is done here in Australia under the banner of the ‘face value’ statements, and everyone seems to be happy with it (or act surprised when things go south).

  2. always staggering too how little actual dollars need to change hands for large scale political corruption to occur in this joint.

    • I am GrootMEMBER

      It’s often more about signalling than the dollar amount. A great ROI nevertheless.

    • Well connected Chinese friend of mine said the CCP/Chinese Government can’t believe how cheaply the Australian politicians roll over compared to other countries.

      • Narapoia451MEMBER

        Some people argue that this is what Morrison was trying to do.
        Didn’t even require corrupted politicians to take him down – just the right wing of his own part who were never comfortable with him and his ideological impurity from their point of view.

    • Apparently it cost $13 million in advertising for the the Minerals Council to get rid of Rudd. At the time I thought that was a cheap coup. Now it looks like they overspent. They probably got it all back as a business expense come tax time.

  3. Jumping jack flash

    obviously he was thrown under the bus. The real question is how many more pollies are corrupt? Follow them around. Record them all.

    I’d say almost all of them.

    Certainly all of them are in it for the cushy “life after politics” and none of them really care for their constituents, and even if they did, the system has been successfully changed so they can do sfa about it.

  4. bolstroodMEMBER

    Bring back the death penalty for this sort of corruption in public office.
    Nothing else will deter them.

      • Locus of ControlMEMBER

        I wonder what the recidivism rate was like after being pilloried? Quite attractive as a punishment as it offers the victims (the public whose taxpayers dollars have been squandered and their political system corrupted) catharsis, whilst doing little harm to the offender (some thrown eggs and tomatoes never did much harm – in fact overseas festivals glorify that sort of thing i.e. La Tomatina), other than wounding their pride and letting them know the extent of the opprobrium towards them.

        • bolstroodMEMBER

          Actually being Pilloried could lead to serious injury or death.
          Rocks were also used as ammo, as well as members of the public being able to use sticks and fists to beat the miscreant.

  5. Corruption just seems out of control and heads should roll…

    Australia a ‘place of choice’ for money laundering due to lack of regulation: ANZ

    “Australia’s hot property market is an attractive haven for criminals, with estimates that billions of dollars of dirty money is being laundered through residential property.”

    “Australia’s anti-money laundering law does not cover real estate agents, lawyers and accountants, despite promises when the law was enacted in 2006 that the legislation would be widened.”

    How many children did Westpac fail?

    “Low-value transfers indicative of child exploitation typology,” (to use the AUSTRAC terminology), means small payments, maybe $200 a time, often sent to a ‘facilitator’ – probably a street hustler running a ring of fear around poverty-stricken families.

    “For this money, families with many to care for sometimes are pressured to sacrifice one child, to be sexually abused on a live-stream for a predator watching in, say, Australia.”

    “This scale of torture for small children is unfathomable to most of us.”

    “But from the time they were identified by the bank, until the time AUSTRAC obtained this data, a further few months, another 744 low-value transfers by these bank clients had occurred.”

    “The transfers represent an additional alleged 744 instances in which a child might have been physically assaulted live on camera – for the small sum of around $220. For a family in poverty this sum could be price of a child. Perhaps 744 individual children, or perhaps dozens – suffering multiple abuses.”

    • Money laundering via the property market might be our only worthwhile export industry going forward.

  6. I am GrootMEMBER

    As long term political observer cartoonist Pat Oliphant noted:

    “I think politics itself is the most boring thing you could possibly engage in. The study of the charlatans that practice it is what is enjoyable. The machinations of politics is not what is fascinating to me. It’s the crookedness of the people. Politicians are disgusting people, with some exceptions.”

    You’d be hard pressed come up with many names for the “exceptions” list in this country at present.

  7. The Germans, as always, have a very apt word for that Somyurek creature. It’s “backpfeifengesicht”, meaning “A face that needs punching”.

    I’ve never seen a more deserving face.

    And as for the ALP, well I’d just like to spray all elected members and the executive with Mortein so I could watch them curl up and spin furiously on the floor making frenzied buzzing noises before they cark it. Poisonous insects, the lot of ’em.

    This excludes Ermo of course, and other decent blokes who are trying to change the system from within.

    • blacktwin997MEMBER

      Right on with the ALP fumigation (excepting EP, harry inter alia as you’ve said). Also did you see that eyebrow turd Dastyari now pushing for a federal ICAC? Unbelievable, it’s like Albotross campaigning against Horlicks or something.

  8. Somurek made enemies. He has been taken down by his enemies in the Labor Party.
    Who are these enemies? That is the question in my mind.

    • Jumping jack flash


      I’m sure there’s more to this.

      I wonder what we’d find out if we followed around and recorded all the pollies? Useless bunch of parasites, the lot of them.

    • DominicMEMBER

      When you’re an arrogant, back-stabbing thug like him, there will be plenty willing to stiff him.

  9. “How can we trust these gangsters with national security?”
    Because the Liberals are just so much better?

  10. I’m not sure what’s worse, Labour backroom crooks or the LNP’s front office crooks like Beetrooter, A Taylor, Roberts, etc. etc.