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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    Maybe you should have before saying your last sentence.
    The w@nkers bit? I'm short on time tonight so as Pauline would say please explain.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    The w@nkers bit? I'm short on time tonight so as Pauline would say please explain.!
    I'll repost the letter from the Chairman of the restaurant:

    Dear Mal,

    I have been following the rubbish that has been on the news today. I would like to confirm what actually happened: there were never any menus distributed on the tables or in the restaurant. I created a mock menu myself as a light-hearted joke, however as I said I never produced them for public distribution. Unfortunately a staff member saw the mock menu, and unbeknownst to myself, posted it on their facebook. It now appears that a third party for political reasons has distributed it, yet I can reassure you that no such menu was distributed on the night. As you know no one at the dinner was privy to such a menu, and it is so unfortunate that an in-house joke between myself and my son has caused you great problems and embarrassment.

    Regards,
    Joe Richards
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    It appears also that the restaurant owner is a 'Labor man'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annabella View Post
    The constant harassment Ms Gillard has to put up with us disgusting, and I think anyone criticising her for bringing gender issues into the election campaign needs to look at it in context- the context being that it obviously is an issue for the liberals that she's a woman. It is them that are constantly bringing up gender with the way they speak about her, it's happened so many times that we know of, imagine what gets said that we don't hear!
    I think it's THEM that needs to leave gender out of the equation.
    I agree... Must be time for bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus View Post
    This suggested you still suggested it had been endorsed by the libs.
    Yep. Call me cynical or jaded even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    ... from Peter van Onselen's twitter account, "the restaurant owner considers himself a Labor man"...
    He might want to get his facts straight:
    The LNP has confirmed Mr Richards is a party donor, but says he was not asked to make the admission.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-1...d-menu/4750226

    Van Onselen is an Abbott supporter and works for the Murdoch press.

    ETA: I'm trying to think of a suitable punishment for myself for breaking the rule.
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    I couldn't give a rats who made the 'joke', the fact that it was considered a joke is utterly disgusting.

    Gillard is not igniting any 'gender wars' that were not already aflame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    I'll repost the letter from the Chairman of the restaurant:



    It appears also that the restaurant owner is a 'Labor man'.
    Mmm. Perhaps it was written .... For no-one to view. Which doesn't make sense. Or perhaps it was written for the audience at the time (more believable?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annabella View Post
    the context being that it obviously is an issue for the liberals that she's a woman.
    Nope. The issue is that she is incompetent. Whether she is a woman or not is irrelevant. Was I allowed to use the word 'she' in that context without being a misogynist?
    I am wearing a blue tie, so maybe not.

    It seems that the Labor speech writer's comments have fallen on deaf ears of those who are easily offended. I'll quote Bob Ellis again (who is paid by Labor):

    All this is delusional anyway. Abbott’s character flaws, and his connection with pederasts, and his habit of f***ing girls while dressed as a priest, will do for him I think, and bring back the Undecideds, and Labor will win with 39 percent or 40, and 52 percent twi party preferred.


    http://www.ellistabletalk.com/

    Never mind. Lets all blame Abbott for the private menu created by a restaurant owner for himself. Naughty Abbott

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    Can anyone find the story in any of the Murdoch press? I can't see it anywhere in news.com.au but it's on SMH and ABC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Yep. Call me cynical or jaded even.
    Maybe even a realist.

    The reality is that misogyny is so ingrained in politics in this country that it's beyond a freakin' joke. People can back pedal as much as they like - oh it was a private joke blah blah bullsh!t, they can prop up their straw men - but Julia said this! Women on a forum said that! BULLSH!T!

    You vote for the libs? Stop scurrying in the dirt and saying but, but, but. Demand that your party be better.

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