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December 6, 2022

The Lib Bully and bloke in the silly hat

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The ABC Q&A program made not one but two mistakes but they are not the mistakes that the Liberal Party bullies keep shouting about.

The first mistake was to put the Liberal Party politician on with the rock musician who was so obviously more intelligent and relentless in exposing Liberal Party stupidity.

The second was in not anticipating that the unintelligent Lib pollie would react like all bullies do when faced with a challenge.

He puffed out his chest and postured as the tough guy by making nasty threats against a bloke in a silly hat who was asking legitimate questions.

The bloke in the silly hat had every right to be there, accused but acquitted, our justice system says he has the same right as any other free citizen.

The Lib Bully’s posturing and attempts to stir up the bloke in the silly hat were successful, as he descended to the level of his attacker.

The bloke in the silly hat was, until attacked, peaceful and merely exercising his right of free speech. In the process he afforded us the opportunity to focus on a party policy which would leave citizens at the mercy of ideological misfits.

The Lib Bully just confused the issue and I am partly convinced that it was deliberate, a smokescreen to hide from the very real and sensible criticisms the rock singer had levelled at him and the real import of the question the bloke in the silly hat was asking.

I have no doubt that the Lib Bully and his mates would like to take away my citizenship for daring to question their party-room gossip inspired, policies.

To answer the question asked of the panel, by the bloke in the silly hat, I would not be confident that justice would be served by having another Lib Bully adjudicating my case.

Vince Kean, Murwillumbah


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