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(Guardian)   Australian Prime Minister's Youtube channel taken down after he gets a little too loose with the truth   (theguardian.com) divider line 22
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2014-02-03 12:13:38 AM
FTA: "the video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy against spam, scams and commercially deceptive content"

Couldn't that apply to pretty much all political speech?
 
2014-02-03 12:16:40 AM
Have the spam, eggs, sausage and scam. That's not got much scam in it.
 
2014-02-03 12:40:17 AM
Abbott is Australia's version of a teabagger.
 
2014-02-03 04:24:24 AM
I will not eat your spam, eggs, sausage and scam.
 
2014-02-03 04:28:48 AM
Do you know what other Australian leader got a little too loose with the truth?
 
2014-02-03 04:31:12 AM
As an Australian, I can say that Abbott is a complete twat, and continues to prove this at every opportunity. My one hope is that his damage is restricted enough over the next two years, and he becomes a one term PM.

/I can hope...
 
2014-02-03 04:31:16 AM
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/He's also taking a hard stance against prank phone calls.
 
2014-02-03 04:33:38 AM

maddermaxx: As an Australian, I can say that Abbott is a complete twat, and continues to prove this at every opportunity. My one hope is that his damage is restricted enough over the next two years, and he becomes a one term PM.

/I can hope...


I really don't know anything about him, but I got a real twat vibe from the video.
 
2014-02-03 04:34:58 AM
The Aussie PM's youtube account was taken down cos people complained about "deceptive content"?

That's freaking hilarious.
 
2014-02-03 04:51:15 AM

Bucky Katt: Abbott is Australia's version of a teabagger.


No, he's not. Tony Abbott is the Australian Mitt Romney. He is a conservative populist, which means he speaks and decides policy as it will appeal to the stupidest Australians. He has been explicitly striving to be Prime Ministerial, but has almost no concepts or ideas that will actually forward the ends he wants.

Behold, the man in his truest expression.He was elected because Australians are economically illiterate, and enough of us are racist that he could claim stopping Boat People will make Australia prosperous. fark this guy so much. Every time he's shown us who he really is, he has shown himself to be a purely political operator, a mysoginistic old asshole, gladhanding his friends and representing the worst stereotypes of what a politician is.
 
2014-02-03 05:23:29 AM

TalenLee: Bucky Katt: Abbott is Australia's version of a teabagger.

No, he's not. Tony Abbott is the Australian Mitt Romney. He is a conservative populist, which means he speaks and decides policy as it will appeal to the stupidest Australians. He has been explicitly striving to be Prime Ministerial, but has almost no concepts or ideas that will actually forward the ends he wants.

Behold, the man in his truest expression.He was elected because Australians are economically illiterate, and enough of us are racist that he could claim stopping Boat People will make Australia prosperous. fark this guy so much. Every time he's shown us who he really is, he has shown himself to be a purely political operator, a mysoginistic old asshole, gladhanding his friends and representing the worst stereotypes of what a politician is.


So, australia got the PM it deseves?
 
2014-02-03 05:28:03 AM

TalenLee: Bucky Katt: Abbott is Australia's version of a teabagger.

No, he's not. Tony Abbott is the Australian Mitt Romney. He is a conservative populist, which means he speaks and decides policy as it will appeal to the stupidest Australians. He has been explicitly striving to be Prime Ministerial, but has almost no concepts or ideas that will actually forward the ends he wants.

Behold, the man in his truest expression.He was elected because Australians are economically illiterate, and enough of us are racist that he could claim stopping Boat People will make Australia prosperous. fark this guy so much. Every time he's shown us who he really is, he has shown himself to be a purely political operator, a mysoginistic old asshole, gladhanding his friends and representing the worst stereotypes of what a politician is.


My biggest complaint about the Liberals is that basically they stand for nothing other than getting into power. Throughout their entire campaign they offered little in the ways of difference between them and Labour and mainly just capitalized on fatigue people had for both the Gillard government as well as the leadership musical chairs between her and Rudd (Frankly, the Gillard government should never have existed in the first place, it would have been better for Labour in the long run if they had let Kevin flame out on his own than to try to hold on to power by removing him as Prime Minsters, but I am digressing)

Anyway, as far as I can understand the Liberal policy mostly amounts to "Everything Labour was going to do (ergo: Gonski, boat people), but done by us, and slightly less gay, but probably not as effective (read: NBN)" Yet, there are still plenty of Australians that are voting for them simply because they identify the Liberal party with white privilege and just like in America, they are circling the wagons against the loss of this privilege).

I can't really blame them too much. I understand that they are scared, it's an unsettling thought to realize that you can go from living in a society basically designed to cater to your specific whims and lifestyle, to one that now considers other people's desires and motivations to be, well, at least EQUAL to yours. It would be a lot less painful if we could have an honest and open dialogue about this instead of using all the code words and dog whistles on both sides.
 
2014-02-03 05:28:30 AM
Sounds pretty juvenile.

There is nothing a Republican/Democrat politician here can say that a Democrat/Republican asshat wouldn't label as deceptive when given a chance.
 
2014-02-03 05:52:01 AM

MayoSlather: I really don't know anything about him, but I got a real twat vibe from the video.


I clicked it but never got a twat vibe. Maybe it's in the mail. I hope it's not too big.
 
2014-02-03 06:31:36 AM
We're missing the real point here:

If Google can make that mistake with a head of state, what chance do you have when your GW, evolution, and cat videos get taken down by a false flagger?
 
2014-02-03 08:09:32 AM

IlGreven: We're missing the real point here:

If Google can make that mistake with a head of state, what chance do you have when your GW, evolution, and cat videos get taken down by a false flagger?


Head of government, technically, our nominal head of state is still Queen Lizzie as represented by the Governor General, and they tend to stay out of party politics and thereby retain some measure of popular respect.  Otherwise we'd have had quite a few Is Quentin Bryce Going To Have To Choke A Bastard? moments by now.

Also, some American readers may have gotten the impression from the above comments that our teabaggers vote for the Liberal Party.  This impression is accurate.  It's not just our bathroom sinks that go backwards.
 
2014-02-03 08:39:06 AM
Oh Australians. Oust the man who was responsible for leading Australia, uniquely in the West, virtually unscathed through the economic collapse (and ousting him twice!). And then replace him with a religio-fascist nutjob, who is in sync with a tiny, tiny fraction of the electorate. What larks.
 
2014-02-03 09:18:13 AM

caira: IlGreven: We're missing the real point here:

If Google can make that mistake with a head of state, what chance do you have when your GW, evolution, and cat videos get taken down by a false flagger?

Head of government, technically, our nominal head of state is still Queen Lizzie as represented by the Governor General, and they tend to stay out of party politics and thereby retain some measure of popular respect.  Otherwise we'd have had quite a few Is Quentin Bryce Going To Have To Choke A Bastard? moments by now.

Also, some American readers may have gotten the impression from the above comments that our teabaggers vote for the Liberal Party.  This impression is accurate.  It's not just our bathroom sinks that go backwards.


So your Liberals are Fascists?
 
2014-02-03 10:31:26 PM

xria: caira: IlGreven: We're missing the real point here:

If Google can make that mistake with a head of state, what chance do you have when your GW, evolution, and cat videos get taken down by a false flagger?

Head of government, technically, our nominal head of state is still Queen Lizzie as represented by the Governor General, and they tend to stay out of party politics and thereby retain some measure of popular respect.  Otherwise we'd have had quite a few Is Quentin Bryce Going To Have To Choke A Bastard? moments by now.

Also, some American readers may have gotten the impression from the above comments that our teabaggers vote for the Liberal Party.  This impression is accurate.  It's not just our bathroom sinks that go backwards.

So your Liberals are Fascists?


Yes.
 
2014-02-04 02:41:39 AM

TalenLee: Bucky Katt: Abbott is Australia's version of a teabagger.

No, he's not. Tony Abbott is the Australian Mitt Romney. He is a conservative populist, which means he speaks and decides policy as it will appeal to the stupidest Australians. He has been explicitly striving to be Prime Ministerial, but has almost no concepts or ideas that will actually forward the ends he wants.

Behold, the man in his truest expression.He was elected because Australians are economically illiterate, and enough of us are racist that he could claim stopping Boat People will make Australia prosperous. fark this guy so much. Every time he's shown us who he really is, he has shown himself to be a purely political operator, a mysoginistic old asshole, gladhanding his friends and representing the worst stereotypes of what a politician is.


Wrong comparison.  My bad.
 
2014-02-04 02:52:30 AM

Bucky Katt: Wrong comparison. My bad.


No harm, no foul. Just call him an arsehole and we'll both be right.
 
2014-02-04 04:52:33 AM

TalenLee: Bucky Katt: Wrong comparison. My bad.

No harm, no foul. Just call him an arsehole and we'll both be right.


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