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2007-05-30 04:31:45 AM  
He's right! They are wankers.............
 
2007-05-30 05:06:33 AM  
img89.imageshack.us

Get that kid off my ice, you lil wankas.

/ohhhhhhh
 
2007-05-30 05:14:20 AM  
Workplace Relations Minister Joe Hockey

Bull.
 
2007-05-30 06:17:14 AM  
img405.imageshack.us

scumbags
 
2007-05-30 06:30:30 AM  
Politicians should stop telling the truth about union leaders and get back to the lying they are good at.
 
2007-05-30 06:35:55 AM  
Unions are evil! Look what they've given us:
8 hour day.
Paid vacation.
Protection against unfair dismissal.
Paid overtime.

Burn them! Burn them, I say!
 
2007-05-30 06:44:44 AM  
shady_lady

It good to see my fav PM come up so quick. I hail from Canberra and a friend of mine once ran into Keating in a news agents(beleive it or not). He was impressed by the way he treated him like the scum that he was.
 
2007-05-30 06:47:53 AM  
submitter: Apparently it's inappropriate to refer to union bosses as "wankers" in Parliament

That should be in the workplace where it belongs
 
2007-05-30 06:52:33 AM  
Mandatory unions?

Joe Hockey?

What a funny article!
 
2007-05-30 07:03:32 AM  
www.ee0r.com
 
2007-05-30 07:05:35 AM  
What the hell is a wanker?

/american
//not up on the worldly slang
///slashies!
 
2007-05-30 07:12:18 AM  
Totally Farked: What the hell is a wanker?

Someone who shakes hands with the bishop, salutes the German soldier, visits Mrs Palm and her five daughters, gives Yul Brynner a high five, buffs the banana ... if you know what I mean.
 
2007-05-30 07:17:16 AM  
It's getting to the stage where I can't call people wankers anywhere. *shakes fist at wankers*

/ back in a few minutes.
 
2007-05-30 07:20:03 AM  
For you, Totally Farked:


My mother said
that I never should
never play with the naughty rude girls in the wood
Their giggling talk I could never understood
And thats why I fell in love with my right hand

(Chorus)
And thats why
I'm a wanker
I'm a wanker
And does it good like it bloody well should
I'm a wanker
I'm a wanker
And im always pulling my pudd

I was 25 years old
before I was kissed
and then I found the guy prefered
a swift one off the wrist
Its cheap and convenient
and you cant catch VD
Its avalible at anytime and its absolutly free

(Chorus)
And thats why
I'm a wanker
I'm a wanker
And it does me good like it bloody well should
I'm wanker
I'm a wanker
and im always pulling my pudd

Oh Mrs Palm
and your 5 lovely daughters
Thank you for having me
and being oh so kind
I've got pains in my arms
and my donkeys growing shorter
My knees have turnt to water
And I think im going blind

I've wanked over Italy
I've wanked over Spain
I've wanked in an omibus
I've even had a wank in a train

I've used a badger
and a melon
and a cat
a inflatable Linda Lovelace
and a David Crocket hat

(Chorus)
And thats why
I'm a wanker
I'm a wanker
and it does me good like it bloody well should
I'm a wanker
I'm a wanker
and im always pulling my pudd

Oh Mrs Palm
and your 5 lovely daughters
Thank you for having me
and being oh so kind
I've pains in my arms
and my donkeys growing shorter
My knees have turnt to water
And I think im going blind


/Ivor Biggin
 
2007-05-30 07:22:13 AM  
I prefer "tosser" myself.
 
2007-05-30 07:22:22 AM  
thisispete:Someone who shakes hands with the bishop, salutes the German soldier, visits Mrs Palm and her five daughters, gives Yul Brynner a high five, buffs the banana ... if you know what I mean.

Well in that case I would have to agree with the union execs. I always think of them as more of a sodomy type of group, at least that is what Walmart programmed me to think when I worked for them.

/We are not anti-union. We are Pro-associate!
 
2007-05-30 07:41:10 AM  
Only in a Tasmanian newspaper would the word "wankers" be censored.

Seriously, get with the program down there. They're like 20 years behind us with shiat like this, and we're only a 40 minute flight away.
 
2007-05-30 07:49:10 AM  
Ssh! Don't let it get out that "wanker" is a swearword! It's one of the few that are never censored!

Oh yeah, and as for unions... it's always bugged me how ineffective unions are. You'd think that one of them would have figured out that at some point businesses were going to work out how to shut the unions out (as has happened in Australia now) or that people were going to work out that they don't actually have to join the union to get the benefits unions are supposed to provide. I have no idea why unions haven't bothered to use their powers for good instead of evil. Why don't unions run training and professional development? Why don't they run job placement so members who get let go can saunter straight into another job? Why couldn't unions take action against companies that were hurting the industry, say through anti-competitive practices? Currently what union workers stand for are people who'll try to get as much money from their bosses for as little work as possible. No wonder they're the enemy of industry these days.
 
2007-05-30 08:09:04 AM  
It's probably inappropriate to refer to chronic masturbators as "wankers" in Parliament.
 
2007-05-30 08:14:16 AM  
I prefer lying prick jackoff scumbags myself
 
2007-05-30 08:24:07 AM  
It's not extortion, it's "responsibility."
 
2007-05-30 08:25:13 AM  
Welll...I'm guessing they don't call him the "Opposition" leader for nothing.
 
2007-05-30 08:29:31 AM  
Merus wins this thread.
 
2007-05-30 08:47:41 AM  
Melgania
I just want to point out that it isn't a Tasmanian story, it's a national wire story. It was censored that way across all the News Ltd sites because that's how it was submitted. We've printed wanker plenty of times. We even had the C-word on the back page once ;)

/subby
//also works for The Mercury
///no I didn't write it
 
2007-05-30 08:53:37 AM  
Day_Old_Dutchie

I prefer: "Orgasm Addict"

well you tried it just for once found it all right for kicks.
but now you found out that it's a habit that sticks.
and you're an orgasm addict.
you're an orgasm addict.
sneaking in the back door with dirty magazines.
now your mother wants to know what all those stains on your jeans.
and you're an orgasm addict.
you're an orgasm addict.
uh huh, uh huh, uhhhhh, uhhhhh [x3]
you get in a heat, you get in a sulk.
but you still keep a beating your meat to pulp.
and you're an orgasm addict.
you're an orgasm addict.
you're a kid cassanova.
you're a no-josep it's a labour of love farking yourself to death.
orgasm addict.
you're an orgasm addict.
uh huh, uhhhhh [x10] you're makin' out with school kids, winos and heads of state.
you even made it with the lady, who puts the little plastic bobins on the christmas cakes.
butchers' assistants and bellhops, you've had them all here and there.
children of god and their joy-strings, international women with no body hair.
oooh, so where they're askin' in an alley and your voice ain't steady.
if your sex mechanic's rough you're more than ready.
you're an orgasm addict.
you're an orgasm addict.
johnny want farkie always and all ways.
he's got the energy, he will remain.
he's an orgasm addict.
he's an orgasm addict.
he's always at it.
he's always at it.
and he's an orgasm addict.
he's an orgasm addict.
 
2007-05-30 09:03:30 AM  
thisispete

Totally Farked: What the hell is a wanker?

Someone who shakes hands with the bishop, salutes the German soldier, visits Mrs Palm and her five daughters, gives Yul Brynner a high five, buffs the banana ... if you know what I mean.


I prefer the phrase "Engages in hand-to-gland combat".
 
2007-05-30 09:11:28 AM  
Well thank God he didn't call 'em nappy-headed hos or the shiat would really have hit the fan.

/Or should I say the WFAN
 
2007-05-30 09:20:18 AM  
Inside Parliament is the best place to call someone anything you want--and be protected from being sued for slander.
 
2007-05-30 09:25:44 AM  
Didn't they use to insult Thatcher to her face? Like, ALL THE TIME? Man up, ya nancies. If the Iron Lady could take it...
 
2007-05-30 09:33:16 AM  
Yes, Joe Hockey is a real person, and a key member of the Howard Government.
 
2007-05-30 09:37:28 AM  
In Funkadelic it is ok though
 
2007-05-30 09:43:58 AM  
Diablo1399

Yes, Joe Hockey is a real person, and a key member of the Howard Government.


img338.imageshack.us
 
2007-05-30 10:10:11 AM  
dittybopper

shouldn't that one be "MOE, RLY?"
 
2007-05-30 10:46:17 AM  
NYRBill

dittybopper

shouldn't that one be "MOE, RLY?"


That thought actually crossed my mind, and I was going to do it, but then I didn't.
 
2007-05-30 10:54:18 AM  
 
2007-05-30 11:12:13 AM  
angie-p 2007-05-30 10:54:18 AM
whatareya?

ok, that was hilarious and disturbing at the same time
 
2007-05-30 12:17:46 PM  
spazzm

Unions are evil! Look what they've given us:
8 hour day.
Paid vacation.
Protection against unfair dismissal.
Paid overtime.

Burn them! Burn them, I say!


OK, fair enough, they did do that in the first part of the 20th century. Now, what positive things have they done in the last 50 years.
 
2007-05-30 12:52:26 PM  
I wish there was a CSPAN-type feed for the US, showing Parliament in session. From the little I've seen thus far, it's pretty entertaining.
 
2007-05-30 03:26:52 PM  
http://youtube.com/watch?v=KW58m7H2HK4

Power in the Union!
 
2007-05-30 06:55:10 PM  
spazzm
Unions are evil! Look what they've given us:
8 hour day.
Paid vacation.
Protection against unfair dismissal.
Paid overtime.

Burn them! Burn them, I say!


That was long, long ago, though, and unions are still pushing for more and more while the union bosses use the revenues to live it up. The problem is that competing companies in foreign countries don't have the same problems with unions, meaning their overhead is hugely lower and their profit margins correspondingly higher. Why do you think Toyota is #1 and Ford comparatively going down the tubes? It's no use to have all those worker benefits if you bankrupt your company.

As I've said before, unions only benefit union bosses and the worst employees. Skilled, well-educated employees will always be paid a fair wage, because they're in high demand. What I hate most about unions is their being able to force new employees to join the union or get frozen out - it's like if Microsoft had the only operating system and you either paid them a percentage or your software couldn't be sold. Anywhere. I support unions, but only insofar as they control their own employees - membership should be voluntary, and employees who are not union members shouldn't have "accidents" happen to them. If that means half the union gets replaced with non-union employees, that's just too bad - it means the union was charging more than those employees were worth.
 
2007-05-30 08:52:25 PM  
NYRBill
angie-p 2007-05-30 10:54:18 AM
whatareya?

ok, that was hilarious and disturbing at the same time


glad you liked it!

/TISM ftw
 
2007-05-30 09:49:18 PM  
What annoyed me most about unions when I entered the work force many years ago was their demand I should join and pay the annual membership fee. OK so I joined but in 9 years not once did their rep show his face even as a PR exercise. Then when I left the particular work industry I received notice that I had to formally resign from the union or I would be sued for non payment of dues. I told them to shove it.

I agree unions were of great benefit years ago & fought hard for worker's rights. But here in Oz power went to the union heads & older farkers will remember the strikes that were called in the mining areas because the canteen didn't have the right flavoured ice-cream. This attitude contributed to the average workers' distain for compulsory unionism and IIRC only about 30% of the workforce in this country are members of a union.

Oddly enough most of the union leaders were transplants from the UK. They had most likely reached the end of the line in that country and discovered they could relive their days of power wielding in a country ignorant of their agenda.
 
awr
2007-05-31 02:25:10 AM  
spazzm: Protection against unfair dismissal.

Ha, ha. Not in this country. Not anymore.

/Australia.
 
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