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Meaningless Blah Blah


The other day our anti-Immigration Minister, Mr Potato-head Dutton, vilified the second and third generation of the Lebanese refugees allowed into Australia under the Prime Ministership of Malcolm Fraser. anti-immigrationHe explained to a Parliament waiting with baited breath. Yes, their breath was baited. He has caught them all, hook line and sinker. Anyway,  to this Parliament and to those who vote but do not think, he explained that, of the past 33 terrorist acts in Australia, 22 were by second and third generation descendants of those Lebanese refugees.

Now it is not as though there were only two or three families involved in arriving in Australia. According to an ABC online news article dated 21 Nov 2016, as of 2006, the number of Australians of Lebanese background totalled 181,738 — including 16,201 people whose parents were born in Australia. And 22 of their descendants did, or set out to do something bad.

Because of this high proportion of second and third generation Australians of Lebanese origins,  Mr Dutton-Potato stated that it was a mistake to let their grand parents and parents into Australia.

BUT MR DUTTON :-

Unless this rule is broadened to include many other groups, it is simply Meaningless Blah Blah.

For example. there are a number of Irish born Roman Catholic priests who have come to Australia and been found to be paedophiles. Using Dutton’s Law of Crime Minimisation, all Irish Roman Catholic priests should be barred from entering Australia.

Looking at the Calabrian and Sicilian background of many of the celebrated crime figures, especially in Sydney and Melbourne, Perhaps we should not have let any Italians into Australia as refugees after WW2. Shock Horror! St Pig-Iron of Menzies should come in for a touch of excoriation from our Minister of Meaningless Blah Blah.

Then there were the Poles and Hungarians who arrived in Australia, escaping the horrors of Russian Communism. Some of their descendants turned to Communism here in Australia! Their parents and grandparents should NOT have been allowed to come to this land of the fair go. Not under Dutton’s Law of Crime Minimisation. And never forget that Communism is a crime! Just ask Cory Bernardi.

The list could go on. Every nationality which has arrived in Australia has had some of its descendants turn to crime of one sort or another. And Indigenous Australians, I’m looking at you as well. Even your ancestors had to deal with people who broke your Lore. Breaking laws and boundaries is a part of human nature. Which is why the Brits began sending Europeans here in the first place!

So under Dutton’s Law of Crime Minimisation, there should never have  been ANY migration to Australia at all.

Until you accept this, Mr Dutton, everything you say is just

MEANINGLESS BLAH BLAH!

Peter Dutton; Whitewashed!


The Wikipedia entry for Peter Dutton, Immigration Minister, has undergone major changes in the past 12 months.

Here is what was on Wikipedia on 15 November 2015:-

Political career

Dutton was elected to the Division of Dickson at the 2001 election, defeating Labor’s Cheryl Kernot.

After the 2004 federal election Dutton was appointed to the ministry. He was Minister for Workforce Participation from 2004 to 2006. In January 2006 he was appointed Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Revenue. Dutton successfully retained Dickson in the 2007 federal election with a majority of 0.26%, after an 8.76% swing to his rival Fiona McNamara.

In 2008, when new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised to the Stolen Generations, Dutton was the only coalition front bencher to abstain.[6]

In 2009, a proposal was made under the Commonwealth Electoral Act to alter Dutton’s electorate of Dickson. The alteration may have had the effect of making the seat less secure for the Liberal Party. Wary of losing his place in the House of Representatives, Dutton sought endorsement for the safe Liberal seat of McPherson. Despite the support of Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull, the retiring member for McPherson Margaret May, and several other party luminaries including former Prime Minister John Howard,[7] Dutton was defeated by rival candidate Karen Andrews.[8] The final redistribution cemented the erosion of the Liberal Party’s position in Dickson, albeit less adversely than originally proposed.[9] With no better option available to him, Dutton opted to recontest Dickson at the next election.[10]

Dutton contested and won Dickson at the 2010 federal election, achieving a swing of 5.45% to easily overcome the 2009 redistribution. This resulted in a two-party-preferred vote of 54.69% as of 23 August 2010. Following the 2010 election, he was appointed as Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing.

Minister in the Abbott/Turnbull Governments

Dutton retained his seat at the 2013 election, and now sits on a margin of 6.7%. He was appointed to the Ministry by Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and served as Minister for Health and Minister for Sport.

Dutton attempted to introduce a GP copayment of $7, but this proved highly unpopular with both the public and the medical profession, and the plan was dropped. Dutton was overwhelmingly ranked as the worst health minister in 35 years according to a poll run by Australian Doctor magazine.[11]

On 23 December 2014, Dutton was sworn in as the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection after a cabinet reshuffle.[12]

On 11 September 2015, Dutton was overheard on an open microphone, prior to a community meeting on Syrian refugees, joking about the plight of Pacific Island nations facing rising seas from climate change.[13]

Dutton cancelled pro-life advocate Troy Newman‘s visa in 2015 leading to controversy as Newman’s allegation of being for killing abortion doctors has not been proven. Newman in fact was saying abortion doctors should be tried as murderers.[14] [1]

Nauru spying controversy

On 5 June 2015 Dutton categorically denied claims made by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young that she was spied on during a visit to Nauru. At the same time he called into question her credibility and track record “when it comes to facts”[15] The spying claims were later confirmed by the Immigration Department and Wilson Security who carried out the spying operation.

Here is what is there now:-

Political career

Dutton was elected to the Division of Dickson at the 2001 election, defeating Labor’s Cheryl Kernot.

After the 2004 federal election Dutton was appointed to the ministry. He was Minister for Workforce Participation from 2004 to 2006. In January 2006 he was appointed Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Revenue. Dutton successfully retained Dickson in the 2007 federal election.

Following the 2007 election, Dutton was promoted by Brendan Nelson to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Finance, Competition Policy and Deregulation.[8]

Dutton was appointed as Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing by Malcolm Turnbull in September 2008, a position he retained when Tony Abbott became Opposition Leader.[9]

In June 2010, Dutton released the Coalition’s mental health policy, The Coalition’s Real Action Plan for Better Mental Health. It was described by leading mental health experts as “a game changer” and “the most significant announcement by any political party in relation to a targeted, evidence-based investment in mental health”.[10]

Dutton contested and won Dickson at the 2010 federal election, achieving a swing of 5.45% to easily overcome a 2009 redistribution. This resulted in a two-party-preferred vote of 54.69% as of 23 August 2010. Following the 2010 election, he was appointed as Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing.

In the lead up to the 2013 election, Dutton announced a range Coalition policies, including to restore integrity and independence to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee; increase the threshold of Cabinet consideration for the lisitng of medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) – allowing the Health Minister to list drugs costing less than $20 million a year over the first four years; expedite the roll-out of biennial bowel cancer screening for people aged 50 to 74 years; provide funding certainty and streamline administrative processes for medical research; provide $35 million for research into Type 1 diabetes through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Clinical Trial Network; provide $40 million for additional medical internships in private hospitals and non-traditional settings; and provide investment into general practice by doubling the Practice Incentive Payment for teaching and 175 grants to support capital expansion of existing rural and regional general practices.

Dutton’s election commitments were strongly endorsed by key health stakeholders. The Cancer Council said that “Mr Dutton’s promise to finalise the bowel cancer screening program by 2020 would save an additional 35,000 lives over the next 40 years.”[11]

The Australian Medical Association said “the Coalition has delivered a strong package of practical, affordable health policies that would strengthen general practice.”[12]

Medicines Australia “welcomed the Coalition’s commitment to restore transparency, predictability and confidence to the process by which medicines are listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme”.[13]

Minister in the Abbott/Turnbull Governments

Dutton retained his seat at the 2013 election. He was appointed to the Ministry by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and served as Minister for Health and Minister for Sport.

As Health Minister, Dutton announced the world-leading $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund. As announced, the capital and any ongoing capital gains of the Medical Research Future Fund will be preserved in perpetuity.

Under Minister Dutton, projected funding in the health portfolio increased in the 2014-15 Budget to $66.9 billion, an increase of 7.5 percent from $62.2 billion in 2012-13, the final full year of the Labor Government. Projected expenditure on Medicare increased over 9.5 percent from $18.5 billion in 2012-13 under Labor to a projected $20.32 billion in 2014-15 under Dutton.[14] [15] Funding for public hospital services increased by nearly 14 percent under Dutton in the 2014-15 Budget to a projected $15.12 billion compared to $13.28 billion in the last full year of the Labor Government in 2012-13.

On 23 December 2014, Dutton was sworn in as the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection after a cabinet reshuffle.[16]

The Migration Act 1958 gives the minister the power to impose a character test on people requesting visas to enter Australia.[17] In 2015, Dutton cancelled the visa of anti-abortion activist Troy Newman, over remarks in his 2000 book Their Blood Cries Out.[18][19]

Determined sanitisation like this can only be for a reason.

With Malcolm Turnbull failing so obviously, the Potato is positioning himself for a challenge.

And rewriting history as he does so!

For a complete, real, unexpurgated history of Peter Dutton check this link!

 

Those that do not study History


ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT!

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The Lemon Picker


A man applying for a job at a Mildura lemon grove seemed to be far too
qualified for the job.lemons

The manager frowned and said, “I have to ask you this; have you had any actual experience in picking lemons?”

He replied, “I have had lots of experience picking lemons. I’ve been divorced three times, I paid Bob Day a deposit to build my home, I found out my car has Takata Airbags and I voted for Malcolm Turnbull.”

 

Pauline Hanson Walked Into A Bar


Pauline Hanson walked into a bar

The Bartender said “We don’t serve people with giant haemorrhoids around here”

Pauline asked “What do you mean, I don’t have haemorrhoids”

The Bartender replied, “Well, what is that giant mess hanging out your arse”

Astonished, Pauline said, “Have some respect sir, How dare you call Prime Minister Turnbull a giant mess”

Trish Corry, facebook

Duterte and Dutton


We are against crime.  Most of us, according to polling, are all for stronger measures against criminals.

Yet now most of us are horrified when that is taken to its logical conclusion.

President Rodrigo Duterte has simply moved the guidelines about how to treat criminals. We don’t need wasteful trials where the only beneficiaries are the lawyers. Why have a trial when we can simply shoot the criminal. That oldfashioned idea of ‘innocent until proven guilty’ is just sentimental codswallop from a bygone era.

No, we in the Western world are not quite ready to accept such a solution.

We still give the drug dealers trials and prison sentences although we do destroy the products they sell.dutertton

But is the Duterte method so far from our moral position?

We don’t like the idea of evil people smugglers sending people, as asylum seekers, out to possibly die at sea. We see that as an evil crime. Peter Dutton tells us it is.

Our solution is the same as Duterte‘s is with the drug dealers. Destroy the product they sell. The asylum seekers.

This solution predates Duterte’s method of dealing with drug dealers but is very similar!

The difference is that with the Dutton method we do it slowly, not quickly with a bullet. We incarcerate indefinitely and drive these people insane. We remove all hope and wash our hands of the mental and human consequences.

After all, they are only the product the criminals are pushing. It isn’t as though they are real human beings.

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes


 

A Kindergarten teacher in Wentworth, in Sydney, is explaining to her class that she is a Liberal and how nice it is that a new Liberal Prime Minister has taken office. Especially since he is the Member for Wentworth.

She asks her students to raise their hands if they, too, are Liberals and support Malcolm Turnbull.

Everyone in class raises their hands except one little girl.

“Mary,” asks the teacher with surprise, “why didn’t you raise your hand?”

“Because I’m not a Liberal,” says Mary.

“Well, what are you?” asks the teacher.

“I’m a Green and proud of it,” replies the little girl.

The teacher cannot believe her ears. “My goodness, Mary, why are you a Green?” she asks.

“Well, my mother and father are Greens, so I’m a Green, too.”

“Well,” says the teacher in an annoyed tone, “that’s no reason for you to be a Green. You don’t always have to be like your parents. What if your mother was a criminal and your father was a criminal, too, what would you be then?”

Mary smiled. “Then we’d be Liberals.”