November 5, 2014

Oh for the olden days, when decent political insults were a daily event

Social Services Minister, Kevin Andrews copped a spray from the speaker in the Northern Territory.  This is how she commenced:

"Listen here you pooncy, pasty faced person from some pissant place that no one cares about."

It doesn't matter what else she had to say about Andrews, She covered the most important bits with 'poncy' and 'pasty faced'. 

Two thumbs up. 

Kevin Andrews branded pasty faced and pooncy 


  1. Pooncy is sexist, pasty faced is racist, pissant is formicidaecally inebriated and no cares about is just plain rude. .

  2. Yes!

    It's almost a relief, isn't it Geoffff?

    A droplet, yet the drought has been so long, even a droplet is a thing of joy.

  3. Anonymous8:55 PM

    The good old days:

    “Richard Nixon is a no-good lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he’d lie just to keep his hand in.” Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)

    “He is a self-made man and worships his creator.”
    John Bright (1811-1889) on Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

    “I suppose the honorable gentleman’s hair, like his intellect, will recede into the darkness.”
    Paul Keating on Shadow Treasurer Andrew Peacock (1939-Pres.)

    “[She behaves] with the sensitivity of a sex-starved boa constrictor.”
    Master of Parliament Tony Banks (1942-2006) on Margaret Thatcher

    "Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink"
    "Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it." Winston Churchill to Lady Astor

    During one of his campaigns against President Eisenhower, Adlai Stevenson was approached by a supporter.

    "Governor, every thinking person will be voting for you," she told Stevenson.

    "Madam, that's not enough," he replied. "I need a majority."


  4. I used to hate the way Hawke and later Howard, would talk about all 'thinking' Australians. It was manipulative, but such a simple and effective trick. Voters are easily suckered and flattered.

    Why the hell weren't the journo's rolling out the Stevenson quote on high rotation then, hey?! :-D