Kevin Rudd a 'foul-mouthed' PM, author says

Jul 13, 2008 | Posted by: ngali | Full story: www.news.com.au

PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd is a foul-mouthed MP who launches into expletive-ridden rants in his office when things go wrong, an explosive new book, Howard's End , ...

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“Ngali”

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This actually makes me like him more.
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Be grateful for small mercies, we could have gotten Latham.

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True, and if Hewson hadn't lost the unloseable we would have had Beasley.
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kevin rudd he is great.
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At least Kevin isn't a pompous elitist blood sucking bullshit artist like the drongos he replaced. Pity he can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear, but I'm sure he'll have a go.
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At least Kevin isn't a pompous elitist blood sucking bullshit artist like the drongos he replaced. Pity he can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear, but I'm sure he'll have a go.
"At least Kevin isn't a pompous elitist blood sucking bullshit artist"

Of course not. Didn't his whole family live in a car at one point, LOL. To quote the father of one of our more foul-mouthed PMs:

"The ALP used to be the cream of the working class, now they're the dregs of the middle class."

I went to uni with people who later devoted their lives to the ALP - ie, never had a real job in the real world.

The ALP will wreck the country economically as they do every time they get into power. And wait til all you fools who voted for him learn the price Australians will be paying for signing the idiot Kyoto Treaty.

Australia needed a new government, Howard was past his time - but Kevin Rudd isn't the answer.

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At least Kevin isn't a pompous elitist blood sucking bullshit artist like the drongos he replaced. Pity he can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear, but I'm sure he'll have a go.
lol Your so right. Spot on.. Howard was struck RIGHT up his own ar$e.. I think Downer was up there 2,..

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"At least Kevin isn't a pompous elitist blood sucking bullshit artist"
Of course not. Didn't his whole family live in a car at one point, LOL. To quote the father of one of our more foul-mouthed PMs:
"The ALP used to be the cream of the working class, now they're the dregs of the middle class."
I went to uni with people who later devoted their lives to the ALP - ie, never had a real job in the real world.
The ALP will wreck the country economically as they do every time they get into power. And wait til all you fools who voted for him learn the price Australians will be paying for signing the idiot Kyoto Treaty.
Australia needed a new government, Howard was past his time - but Kevin Rudd isn't the answer.
I think of it more like an ebb and flow of progress, both as neccessary as the other.

The Libs consolidate, Labour forges ahead - together they balance out the country's progress quite nicely.
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I think of it more like an ebb and flow of progress, both as neccessary as the other.
The Libs consolidate, Labour forges ahead - together they balance out the country's progress quite nicely.
Labour forges ahead? Most ALP policies have been a disaster, social engineering that Australians neither desired or needed.
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Kevin Rudd, as he launched his own 'Kevin 07' website. Bravo kevin the great
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Kevin Rudd, as he launched his own 'Kevin 07' website. Bravo kevin the great
Let's see if you still think so when you get hit by Kyoto - ie, Australians suckered into paying for India and China.

Let's see if you think so when unemployment starts to rise - as it has done under the last four ALP governments.
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dee wrote:
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"At least Kevin isn't a pompous elitist blood sucking bullshit artist"
Of course not. Didn't his whole family live in a car at one point, LOL. To quote the father of one of our more foul-mouthed PMs:
"The ALP used to be the cream of the working class, now they're the dregs of the middle class."
I went to uni with people who later devoted their lives to the ALP - ie, never had a real job in the real world.
The ALP will wreck the country economically as they do every time they get into power. And wait til all you fools who voted for him learn the price Australians will be paying for signing the idiot Kyoto Treaty.
Australia needed a new government, Howard was past his time - but Kevin Rudd isn't the answer.
Lol..that's awesome. I spose your going for the eels this year again? or whoever your "team" is? Do yourself a favour and open your mind. The team spirit is still there, but all the players have changed from 20 years ago. Your blame game is pretty shallow anyway. The horse had alreeady bolted before Howard and Costello cleaned out their desks. "A finely tuned sports car"? pfft. That man should have been a comedian.

You don't like unions? Neither do I, but they're a shit load better than working ordinary time on Christmas day for peanuts. If you don't work for wages that's fine, neither do I, but the difference is, I care about people that do, because I have friends and family who work for wages and I really don't like seeing them exploited and overworked. How about you?

Who gives a shit who signed Kyoto? Our coal is going OS anyway. It's getting burnt there, not here...
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Here’s why the Liberals can’t just treat this as a routine defeat:

- They are out of office everywhere - federal, state and territory.
- They have not held office in the states or territories for five years, and seem unlikely to for years yet.
- They hold only a quarter of the some 600 lower house federal, state and territory seats, which means they’ve got few staff and other resources.
- They do not have a single state leader capable of driving a new Liberal agenda. It remains to be seen if they have a federal leader of that kind.
- Business no longer gives overwhelmingly to the Liberals, and doesn’t like backing losers.
- The Liberals have no obvious agenda left to distinguish it from Labor.
- The Liberals do not appeal any more to the moral instinct now so strong. More the reverse.
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Lol..that's awesome. I spose your going for the eels this year again? or whoever your "team" is? Do yourself a favour and open your mind. The team spirit is still there, but all the players have changed from 20 years ago. Your blame game is pretty shallow anyway. The horse had alreeady bolted before Howard and Costello cleaned out their desks. "A finely tuned sports car"? pfft. That man should have been a comedian.
You don't like unions? Neither do I, but they're a shit load better than working ordinary time on Christmas day for peanuts. If you don't work for wages that's fine, neither do I, but the difference is, I care about people that do, because I have friends and family who work for wages and I really don't like seeing them exploited and overworked. How about you?
Who gives a shit who signed Kyoto? Our coal is going OS anyway. It's getting burnt there, not here...
"I spose your going for the eels this year again?"

Who are the Eels? Some stupid loser football louts that I wouldn't waste a minute of my life thinking about, I suppose.

"You don't like unions?"

I don't mind unions. In fact, I think unions are a necessity and I admire a lot of oldtime unionists. Unlike the frauds of today, they actually worked in the industries they represented and were interested in issues besides their own personal well being.

"Who gives a shit who signed Kyoto"

Haha - you'll care when you find out how deep it hits your pockets. Add the cost of the usual ALP social engineering - I'm sure Kevvie will pay off his Chinese friends for their favours by letting all their rellies in. A bit like Crying Bob and all the Tienaman Square 'refugees'.

I'm not a great Howard supporter, I diasgree with many of his policies, but I would rather a stale Howard than Kevin Rudd.
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As a person who has met with high level union officals these days i can tell you that if you want to cross them then forget business.

Isn't that called standover tactics?

Can't argue with those that dictate to clients who essentially are your bread and butter.

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Whitlam

*Iintroduced a supporting benefit for single-parent families

*Abolished the death penalty for federal crimes.

*It also reduced the voting age to 18 years *Abolished the last vestiges of the White Australia Policy

*Introduced language programs for non-English speaking Australians

*Mandated equal opportunities for women in Federal Government employment

*Appointed women to judicial and administrative positions

*Abolished conscription

*Set up the National Aboriginal Consultative Committee

*Established the Order of Australia (Australia's own honours system)

* Improved access to justice for Indigenous Australians; the policy of Self-determination for Indigenous Australians; advocated land rights for Indigenous Australians; increased funding for Indigenous Australian's welfare

*Introduced the Multiculturalism policy for all new migrants

*Established Legal Aid

*Increased funding for the arts.

Hawke

*Medicare - universal health care system

*Floated the Australian dollar

*Deregulated the financial system

*Dismantled the tariff system

*Privatised state sector industries

*Ended subsidisation of loss-making industries

*The tax system was reformed, with the introduction of fringe benefits tax and a capital gains tax.

Keating

*Furthered economic ties with Asia

*Instrumental in creating APEC

*Introduced National Superannuation Scheme

*Attempted to make Australia a Republic

Rudd

*Apologised for 'Stolen Generation'

*Signed Kyoto

*Withdrew troops from Iraq

The Australian Labor Party has made a lot of progressive contributions to Australian society- many of the economic. You might not agree with many of them, but you certainly can't say "Australians neither desired or needed" them. Very partisan thinking, isn't it?
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I agree with that. Though i would say they have an equally as long a list of policy failures as well, don't you think?

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I agree with that. Though i would say they have an equally as long a list of policy failures as well, don't you think?
Sure, many haven't worked out as they should, and some outright failed. I think that's true of most governments though.

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It doesn't matter who you vote for, a Politician always gets the job.

As for the Unions, Management and the Unions deserve each other, both are only interested in feathering their own nests.

Neither of them do anything for the people whose sweat makes them rich.

It's impossible to tell the difference between Liberal and Labour anymore.

Both are hanging out of the butts of the Corporations.

Both have sold off the assets of this country which we the taxpayers once owned and paid for.

Now only their rich greedy mates can afford the shares in what we all had stolen from us.

And the benefits of privatisation versus Public Service run organisations, "NIL" just greed driven, ever increasing costs, to benefit the rich and greedy, lazy bloody shareholders, all of it from the pockets and sweat of the exploited employee.

I've been both a business owner and an employee, I've lived with public utilities and so called, more efficient, privately run organisations.

Private enterprise is all about profit at any cost to someone else.

The publicly owned utilities had a responsibility to provide their services at a price that was fair to all, and with hindsight, despite the criticisms we all made of them back then, they gave us real service, with real people, with excellently reliable equipment, at a very reasonable cost.

What happened to all the crap we were told about the efficiency and cost control of privatisation? Any benefits are in the pockets of the scum who stole them all from us.

Liberal wanted to lose the last election, they knew just as we all did, the party was over. The world was changing. It won't have anything to do with what party is in, we are headed for hard times, and it was obvious long before Liberal left office.
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Rex wrote:
As a person who has met with high level union officals these days i can tell you that if you want to cross them then forget business.
Isn't that called standover tactics?
Can't argue with those that dictate to clients who essentially are your bread and butter.
"Isn't that called standover tactics?"

Things haven't changed. We had our share of 'misunderstandings' with union thugs too. Imports left rotting on the wharves, strikes in essential services, strikes for more money, rob the rich to feed the poor (LOL),- ah the good old days.

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