Johnny Howard is a complete tosser!

(Sorry mods. You may well want to get this straight to the Flame section and burn it. But . . .)

Am I alone amongst Australians, or others, here in Taiwan that think “honest Johnnie”, Australia’s current Prime Minister, is a complete and utter wanker and a threat to everything there is left that is good and decent about Australia?

I can’t tell if the person he’s hugging is a non-anglo saxon but looking at the demeanour on that prick’s face I’d say they weren’t, or in any case, so widely out of who this creature considers decent that his discomfort at their very proximity is glaringly apparent. If you’ve ever had the misfortune to see this bastard near an Australian Aborigine you’d know just what I mean. Worse still, see the gimp in his compulsory ASEAN goon batik shirt shot getting smoochy with the yanks but decidedly shifty with anyone from the region.

Today on the victims of Bali:

“Asked if he shed any tears, Mr Howard replied:” 'Oh, yes.

‘I found some of the moments very emotional, particularly when you meet some of the families and one lady very early in the group said she’d lost both of her daughters, it’s pretty terrible isn’t it?’"
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/13/1065917323041.html

Lying farker. What about the people of Bali, he went there. What did he have for them?

I’ve had the misfortune to physically encounter this vile thing on three separate occasions but seen him from afar numerous times.

The first time we actually met, he was in the midst of a gaggle of journalist as I was walking down Bourke Street, Melbourne. He was then leader of the opposition and there’d been a weird taped conversation between his then deputy and the then Liberal Victorian Premier where one of them said “forget that slimy c*nt, he’s dead in the water”. Seriously!

I couldn’t see who it was and curiously wandered over. Next minute the gaggle had surrounded me and I was face to face with the freak. Picture it. Me, then 20 something, long hennaed hair, rabid angry socialist and it. I was stupefied and I’m ashamed to say that all I could mutter was 'you’re a nasty little fascist c*nt and I hope you never win anything". Best I could muster surrounded by cameras and face to face with that twat.

Saw him about a month later bustling out of Sydney airport alone and stopped myself short from repeating the very same words just to spook him.

Standing under the guise of defending the “little battler” this gutless creep has threatened a damned fine national health system with almost certain death. Destroyed academia and pioneered the reversal of the known history of the impact of non-aboriginal settlement on the indigenous people.

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You’re not alone mate, I reckon he’s the biggest tosser in the world. An international embarrassment. Paul Keating whose acid wit was a bit better then his own leadership, I think said in best when jousting with Howard in the 90’s “But I will never get to the stage of wanting to lead the nation standing in front of the mirror each morning clipping the eyebrows here and clipping the eyebrows there with Janette and the kids: It’s like ‘Spot the eyebrows’… I am not like the Leader of the Opposition. I did not slither out of the Cabinet room like a mangy maggot…” :smiley:

HG,

His achievements(!) are nothing to be proud of that’s for sure.

You’re not even close to alone in seeing this man for what he is, lowlife. I frankly don’t understand his success but then I didn’t understand the attraction of voting for a somewhat simple-minded person called Pauline Hanson. Probably the worst thing you can say about Howard is to utter the truth that he has stolen many of Hanson’s policies.

Beachside Queenslander:

Spot on. And the bastard’s somehow tapped a nerve which has allowed the ugly side of Australia to bathe in all its grotesque glory.

amos
Nice quote.

Bringing up Keating reminds me of how low that lying little scum has taken Australia. I’m by no means a nationalist and tend to get all weird when I encounter it, but think back to Keating’s wife delivering the final pitch to the international olympic committee . . . in five languages! Damn that felt good.

Keating’s push into the region, for certain not all of it good, but I’m one of the beneficiaries - through increased funding for Asian language studies (like I said, not all of it good). The stating of the bloody obvious, that Australia is not some far flung remnant of the empire surrounded by heathens, etc, etc, etc.

I’m heading back there for a holiday this Christmas and I’m sure I’ll find it just like the last time I dropped in. Nice place to visit . . .

Exasperated

HG

Australia is a great country and a great ally to the U.S.

God bless the saintly John Howard and a curse upon all his enemies.

[quote=“Huang Guang Chen”]
Lying farker. What about the people of Bali, he went there. What did he have for them?[/quote]

Actually, the people here in Bali are pretty excited. Howard just pledged $4.5 million to fund health care in Bali. And it’s coming directly here to Bali, not through Jakarta and the greedy bastards there. (Jakarta just spent a couple hundred million to buy Mig fighters from the Russians but still can’t provide semi dependable electricity to Bali.)

Howard pledges health care funds for Bali

The Prime Minister is continuing a trip to Bali to commemorate the first anniversary of the Kuta bombings, visiting the hospital where many Australian victims were treated.

Mr Howard has pledged aid to improve the level of health and medical care on the island.

Mr Howard promised $4.5 million to assist with the refurbishment of the Sanglah Hospital and specifically the burns unit.

“More than any other spot in Bali this is the one for me to express again the gratitude of the Australian people for the tremendous assistance of the doctors, the nurses, the paramedics, the volunteers and all others involved,” Mr Howard said.

Earlier, Mr Howard visited the site of the Bali bomb blasts laying a wreath on behalf of the 88 Australian victims.

abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s965199.htm

Coldfront:

You’re damned right he is. But notice how he didn’t leave any troops to garrison/rebuild Afghanistan or Iraq . . . or what of his stance against refugees from Sadddam’s regime? Slimey farker is what he is. Troops were sent in the hope of some agricultural trade concessions from the US.

This bastard is the supreme political animal, don’t buy his committment to any “war on terror”. Though, I can’t help but think he’d like to get another monument along the boulevard near the War Memorial with a few more Australian names on it, just for a press shot of course.

Australia is sick of fighting English wars, but having failed that lesson we go on and do it for the yanks. . . and too for wanker’s like Howard that dredge up the history of Australian military martrydom. Look at the particular battles Australians hold up proudly. Gallipoli, the fall of Singapore, the Somme. All of it mindless bloodshed promulgated buy useless leadership, but held up as defining moments in Australia’s history. What about the Maori Wars? The Boar War - ‘breaker Morant’? The countless skirmishes and massacres of our aboriginal people? The Lambing Flat riots? These were Australia’s true defining battles under the real Howard - and his ilk’s - world view.

A pox on the man and all like him.

HG

Blueface.

Duly noted. Still, as generous as it is . . . I can’t see it being an act of the non-political heart.

HG

So come on down here and we’ll go over to the Bali Aussie and knock down a few cold Bintangs! :smiley:

Love to.

Dua bintang, teremah kasih banyak lo!

HG

C’mon - Australia was such a great place in the 1950’s, ets try and recreate that vibe now. After all the world hasnt changed ‘that much’ since then… has it" :smiley:

I too am deeply suspicious about the $ for the burns unit in Bali. Nice thing to do, but I doubt the motivations are that noble.

Only one thing scares me more than Howard, and that is Peter Costello running the show.

Bring back the big fat loveable Beazley… oh yes, one day he will be PM…

Keating on Howard:

“He’s a shiver looking for a spine to crawl up.”

" I shot the sherrif, but I did not shoot no deputy".

Ha ha ha.
This from a former Liberal Party wannabe PM on Australia’s involvement in Iraq.

[quote]Hewson:
Who knows what goes on in John Howard’s mind. His middle name is Winston - I guess there is an element of that. . . . But I’ve got to tell you, I don’t think the US alliance is worth this. I think we would still have a very strong alliance if we weren’t there. Being a lap-dog to the United States or as he says, deputy-sherrif to the United States is an outrageous concept - but that’s where we are, unfortunately. [/quote]

But of course that was before this:

[quote]Canberra has worked hard recently to soothe Asian anger over Prime Minister John Howard’s 1999 remark that Australia was the United States’ regional

Yes, John Howard is a complete tosser but I think you should also mention the former immigration minister Phillip Ruddock. He is the most heartless, cruel bastard to ever walk the face of this earth. Of course his job was not easy but the way in which he treated so many genuine refugees and their families is deplorable. For a long time I have been disillusioned by Australia’s immigration policies. I really cannot understand why we are so tight on immigration. I mean Taiwan has a larger population than Australia and it is about half the size of Tasmania. I mean how can some people argue that Australia cannot sustain a population in excess of 50 million people with sooo much space. I think we can still take care of our fragile environment even if we had millions more in Australia. I think we should have more migrants because I find white Anglo Saxons rather boring, and I am one of those. There is no wonder I keep travelling away from my home country. We also need more black people in this country. If any of you Australian’s have ever been to the U.S, Canada, U.K and of course South Africa you would notice a distinct lack of black people in your home country compared to those countries. Courteous of that lovely White Australia policy our great nation had for so many years we still do not have very many black people. Do you guys agree with me?? Do you think Australia should increase its immigration levels??. There should be more Africans allowed to migrate to Australia and there should also be more South Americans allowed to migrate. I have a couple of Brazilian friends who have been trying for years to get residency in Australia and are still having so much trouble. They have to keep getting new student visas so that they can work and study here. They have been working in Australia for nearly 10 years paying taxes and supporting our ailing tertiary system but our government still can’t find the space in this “terribly overcrowded” country of ours for two hardworking Brazilians. I could go on for ages but I just can’t be bothered. Erick

Erick, you’re not alone on that one mate. Remember this?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/2261853.stm

[quote]Daughter decries asylum policy
The daughter of Australian Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock says she has left Australia partly as a result of her father’s hardline stance on asylum.
Kirsty Ruddock, 30, left the country last week to work as a volunteer in a developing country. [/quote]

HG

Most Americans will be more than delighted to send you Los Angeles. :laughing:

Huang Guang Chen yes I do remember that and I can’t help but feel very sorry for Kirsty Ruddock. But I think it really reinforces what a complete arsehole her father is that he would ignore his daughter’s educated opinion and continue to enforce his ridiculous policies.

Blueface I am not quite sure how you can envisage any Australian city becoming quite like Los Angeles. We don’t share a border with Mexico and even if we did I wouldn’t mind because I am a big fan of mexican food and the stuff we get here in Australia is not quite up to the standard of the great burritos you can get in Southern California. San Diego is a great city with many migrants from Mexico and other areas of Central and South America. I have spent considerable time there and made some good friends during those days. I am also quite familiar with Los Angeles and have been there a few times to visit an aspiring Australian musician friend of mine. Sure I do not think Los Angeles is a great city, it does have its fair share of problems and it is a rather tacky souless kind of environment. In regards to the pollution which everyone seems to talk about, I would have to say that I think from my personal experience the pollution in Taiwanese cities like Taipei and Taichung is about ten times as bad. Of course Los Angeles has had serious crime problems and gang related incidents which always get so much media attention, I wonder why?? Maybe there are just a few too many TV stations in Los Angeles just dying for the next violent crime that they can turn into some kind of prime time reality show like COPS or LAPD. But if you were to compare it to Brazilian cities like Sao Paulo and Rio de Janiero then Los Angeles really looks like paradise. I have travelled all over Brazil and had an amazing time but I must admit there are some serious problems in their cities. The slums of Rio make South Central look like Toorak or Rose Bay. Life is very cheap in Brazil and while I can say I love the enthusiasm and positive nature of the Brazilian people I feel very fortunate to have grown up in Australia. BlueFace I never said that our government should just open the doors to every single person who wants to come here. That would be stupid, but I do believe that given that massive size and wealth of our country that we can accept more migrants than we have been in the past. Personally I feel we are a selfish nation because we have so much to offer but our government is so unwilling to accept those that really need help. There are so many other countries that are over-populated and in my opinion Australia is severely under-populated. It is no secret that we now have an aging population that we are now having to and will continue to pay high taxes in order to finance their pensions. People are also getting married later and having less children so without new young migrants entering Australia I am not quite sure how we are going to sustain the high standard of living we have been used to. I could keep going but I am sick of typing Cheers Erick

And now this! Sherrif Howard feltching Hu’s arse for a scrap of (rough) trade.

Stupid fuckwit hasn’t the sense to play the game of saying yes, yes, while acting in completely the different direction.

Tosspot!

[quote]Mr Howard said the agreements set the agenda for the further growth “of our already strong and rapidly expanding commercial relationship”.

“I can say very confidently that it is a strong relationship, built on mutual respect for each other’s traditions, a shared belief in working together in our region to promote stability and peaceful resolution of difficult issues, and a determination to build an even stronger trade and economic relationship.”

Mr Hu made clear that the most pressing of the “difficult issues” facing China was Taiwan’s move towards independence.

He said China would never allow the island to achieve total separation and called on Australia to exercise “high vigilance” against “attempts by the Taiwan authorities to undermine peace in the Taiwan Strait and to undermine cross-strait relations”.[/quote]

Watch out for an Aussie chickenchoker (SAS) barging in to slit some throat anytime soon.

The Australian military has a fine tradition of offing POWs BTW. Can’t afford them logistically.

HG

And then Howard parrots Hu’s one China line. I love it how democratic governments have no respect for a fellow democracy like Taiwan.

What was amazing was hosting him in the parliament!

I heard it was only the third foreigner afforded the honour.

This to a head of government reknowned for oppression and dictatorship.

After seeing that I think they have totally lost the plot, greedy.