Saturday, June 04, 2011

After reading Andrew "High Riser's" post about poor old penny Wong MP receiving an "meouw" call in Parliament the other day and listening to her pretending to be outraged - I dug into the Paul Keating (ex PM) from Bankstown's treasure chest of insults and found myself wishing for some of his argy bargy instead of the weak ineffectual posers we have in there today who are so easily hurt - what about how hurt the Australian people are these days - 
There are websites devoted to Paul's calls but this first one is a favourite:-
On Wilson "Iron Bar" Tuckey (Liberal politician):"...You stupid foul-mouthed grub."
"Shut up! Sit down and shut up, you pig!"
"You boxhead you wouldn't know. You are flat out counting past ten."

On NSW Liberal, Rosemary Foot:
"I will be ripping her into shreds...she can go and shoot her big mouth off in the Supreme Court. We'll see how she goes there."

On Former Labour politician, Jim McClelland (over the phone):
"That you Jim? Paul Keating here. Just because you swallowed a f***ing dictionary when you were about 15 doesn't give you the right to pour a bucket of shit over the rest of us."

“The Leader of the Opposition is more to be pitied than despised, the poor old thing. The Liberal Party ought to put him down like a faithful dog because he is of no use to it and of no use to the nation.”
- On Andrew Peacock
“We’re not interested in the views of painted, perfumed gigolos.”
- On Andrew Peacock
“It is the first time the Honourable Gentleman has got out from under the sunlamp.”
- On Andrew Peacock

AND while Penny Wong is expected to be all sensitive over being cat called how about this from Juliar
PRIME MINISTER Julia Gillard tried her hand at black comedy yesterday, describing Opposition Leader Tony Abbott as ''the love child of Donald Trump and Sarah Palin''.

Seems to me the blokes can take it - so should the women - if thats how they all behave while being paid by my taxes - one in all in - maybe they could take a leaf out of the Japanese parliament and go on to fisticuffs - They are a real neamby lot in there with nary a backbone amongst them all. Throw a cat call at a female and the media goes crazy and these apologies love it - they think it makes us like them more, that they have been insulted because they are women - 


FoxyMoron said...

I LOVED Paul Keating. I remember where I was when I heard he'd become PM. I even had a photo of him in a frame on my wall unit much to the disgust of my anti labor friends and family.
Had a good chuckle at his insults.
You're right, parliament is not the same these days.

Shrinky said...

Haaaaaaaa, oh I wish our lot were even just half as lively as your politicians, at least then we'd get SOME value back for our money, if just in entertainment! Thanks for the laugh.

Middle Child said...

Foxymoron - you had to love Paul the PM's humour - it resonated with Australians - some of their policies were up the shit as are the policies of many but he made us smirk

Middle Child said...

Shrinky - they are not the same now - Paul Keating even dared to lay a hand on the Queen's back which sparked outrage over in Pommie land! This was in the early 1990's - they are all accountants, lawyers and career pollies these days and as boring as

JahTeh said...

Boring is so on target. I can't even listen to Abbott, it's instant hate and I'm afraid Julia would be mincemeat at Keating's jibes.

As for the ho-ha over the Queen, I had my first ever letter published in an overseas Magazine about that incident. I reminded the Poms that Paul was simply being a gentleman and not a groper.