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October 19, 2021

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A lot of hypocrisy from Labor and The Greens about respect for women.

Look at the treatment they dished out to Pauline Hanson.

The Greens walked out in the middle of her second maiden speech – an example of bullying of female politicians.

She was pelted with missiles, shoved, spat on, jostled by Labor and Greens supporters wherever she went, and not a sound of complaint from Labor and Greens politicians.

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  1. Hanson did at least join Labor & Greens call for the Senate investigation inquiry
    into the Government’s handling of the 100 million sports-cash crash. Still her
    racist comments are loud & ugly & anyone commenting trash insults deservers
    to be walked away from – male or female.

  2. OMFG Bob, you must be joking or else you are full of *it.
    Just what people expect from One Nation supporters…..blinkered, whitewashed, exaggerators & serial liars crying “victim & poor me”.
    The “pelted with missiles & spat on by Labor & Greens supporters” claim is yet another garbage lie…. that never happened! At it to your long list of discredited claims & lies perpetuated by Rich Pauline & her deluded crowd. The ONE TIME eggs were (deservedly?) thrown at a One Nation mob it was widely reported AND claimed by those that threw them, to be members of the Australian Socialists…..they were probably joined by other sane & reasonable Australians. The LNP siad & did nothing either, as they were probably ashamed of their tacit support for her backward racist policies.
    I’m sure people rightly shouted abuse at her, just as they do in every democracy when presented with idiotic & bigoted policies by vacuous morons running for political office.
    People walk out of parliament all the time, especially when the unrepresentative swill use their parliamentary privilege as a platform to shovel their manure on the rest of the country, several parliamentary speeches are made in front of a near-empty chamber, often reflective of how other politicians rate the lack of respect & lack of importance of the speaker, especially one stuck in the dumbest part of the 1950s. Boo hoo

  3. Yer Bob, ever thought that maybe she reaped what she sowed? Do you have any real examples of this supposed Labor-Greens hypocrisy?
    And do you not think Howard having her prosecuted and locked up for electoral fraud was bullying a female MP? Or is it that the right-wingers can do no evil even when it’s later proven in court?

    BTW how’s your One Nation candidacy going? I see your vote has fallen from a massive 6% at the height of Australia’s Howard-invoked racist children overboard era to a massive 1.5%, mirroring Pauline’s relevance. You’re writing to the wrong paper if you think EchoNet online will resurrect your political aspirations. Or Paulines. She’s dudded you, taken the $$ and ran.

  4. Sticks and stones!! Bob
    It they dont agree with you
    They turn on you .. never will it be any
    Different …mate !! hypocrites who pretend
    To have empathy. Compassion
    Kindness… load of shit !!
    Just look at the ABC whom this morning
    Pushed again the Morrison governments
    Handling of Ms Holgate which was a disgrace .
    and lead by the labor Party not the Morrison government , Albo was first , then the Greens
    Sarah hanson young , the Pile-on was appalling but no mention of this in the Corridors of the ABC or News Breakfast
    No No No … just the usual BS from the
    Impartial ABC.. what a joke …they have become the true opposition to the
    Morrison government.. just not at my expense.. defund effective as of now ..
    And by way .. great to see a first people’s a Aboriginal Man On Taxpayer’s dimedoing the sports coverage… replace
    The whole crew on news breakfast with
    First nations people’s.. that is the first one
    In its history to ge given a opportunity..
    The ABC are experts in lecturing everyone
    Else about there lack of diversity …


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