From: D Walford on
On 19/07/2010 11:23 AM, atec77 wrote:
> On 18/07/2010 8:10 PM, D Walford wrote:
>> On 18/07/2010 7:21 PM, atec77 wrote:
>>> On 18/07/2010 12:00 PM, D Walford wrote:
>>>> On 17/07/2010 11:55 PM, hippo wrote:
>>>>> Jason James wrote:
>>>>>> The choice hasnt been so easy for a long while> back to the '50s with
>>>>>> Abbott
>>>>>> and his school-days Nulla nulla to educate us,. or a woman's version
>>>>>> of the
>>>>>> ALP.
>>>>>> Back to full blown "work-choices" or some sanity from Julia.
>>>>>> A while back, Austar was advertising the function of the red button
>>>>>> on their
>>>>>> remote. Some wags were filmed offering their opinion on what the
>>>>>> "red"
>>>>>> button should do, said "press it to erase that mental picture I
>>>>>> still
>>>>>> have in my mind, of Abbott in his speedos,...LOL!!
>>>>>> Jason
>>>>> I'll be voting for our sitting member because she's actually helped to
>>>>> achieve a lot for this electorate in the last decade and a half. From
>>>>> what
>>>>> I've seen, I've only lived in one other federal seat where the local
>>>>> member has been more visible, more accessible, or taken pains to be
>>>>> more
>>>>> accountable.
>>>> Julia Gillard was very active in her electorate especially supporting
>>>> schools, she regularly visited almost every school in the area, don't
>>>> now if that will continue because she is no longer education minister
>>>> but she is liked and respected amongst the school communities in the
>>>> west of Melb.
>>>> Daryl
>>> nce the party get thier hooks into her and considering she has given
>>> education unofficially aware you district will suffer
>>> she will be useless shortly
>> Decoder ring broken, please translate?
>> Daryl
> I am told it means
> Once the caucus get their hooks into her (and she no longer handles the
> education portfolio) your district will suffer , shortly she will be
> completely useless to you

Don't know about useless but I imagine she would be much less accessible
and she won't be visiting as many schools.
No other education minister Federal or State has been seen anywhere as
often in the local schools as she has so my guess its something she
enjoys doing.

From: Noddy on

"Mr.T" <MrT(a)home> wrote in message

> Bullshit! Gough ended conscription, and we withdrew *before* the yanks
> did.

Whitlam was doing what most politicians do: Following the mood of the
people. *Not* leading them. Had popular opinion been overwhelmingly in
favour of conflict in Vietnam he would have upped the callup numbers.


From: D Walford on
On 19/07/2010 12:36 PM, Mr.T wrote:

> Yep amazing how many people forget that Gough ended conscription within a
> week of being elected. Has any other government ever fulfilled an election
> promise that quick?

Very few if any, to many people of my age it was a life changing event
for which I will be forever grateful.
Nothing makes my blood boil more than conscripting young people into the
military against their will and those that advocate it should go away
die very slowly and painfully.

From: Albm&ctd on
In article <4c43c0d4$0$28667$c3e8da3(a)>,
dwalford(a) says...
> On 19/07/2010 9:35 AM, Noddy wrote:
> > "John_H"<john4721(a)> wrote in message
> > news:nu0746h1em5iio5n748mo6dcmdqfrh1h75(a)
> >
> >> Maybe if you were lucky.
> >
> > Or persistant.
> >
> >> I knew a conscientious objector who tried to take the legal way out.
> >> He was handed over to the army by the law court and given the job of
> >> painting army huts with a toothbrush. Nor was he allowed to take the
> >> paint can up the ladder. He survived the two years but wasn't the
> >> full quid when I met him.
> >>
> >> Such was/is the military mentality!
> >
> > I don't know if it still is, but it certainly was. The Army used to survive
> > on bastardisation.
> According to my Warrant Officer brother not much of that goes on any
> more although my guess it would be near impossible to wipe it out
> completely.
> He complains that he is not even allowed to verbally abuse the troops
> any more:-)
> Daryl
Are the troops allowed to do a little dance and slap him with a wet fish or two?

I don't take sides.
It's more fun to insult everyone.
From: Bernd Felsche on
"Noddy" <me(a)> wrote:
>"Mr.T" <MrT(a)home> wrote:

>> Bullshit! Gough ended conscription, and we withdrew *before* the yanks
>> did.

>Whitlam was doing what most politicians do: Following the mood of the
>people. *Not* leading them. Had popular opinion been overwhelmingly in
>favour of conflict in Vietnam he would have upped the callup numbers.

All in the tradition of "Yes! Prime Minister":
"I am their leader. I must follow."
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