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Is Kim Beazley trying to prove that he is out of touch?

March 30th, 2006 at 02:27pm

And if so, doesn’t that just prove the point that he is out of touch considering that he, therefore, does not recognise it?

Anyway, the point I am getting at here is Kim’s visit to ACTION’s belconnen depot yesterday where Kim, in a very foolhardy manner, thought that he would be talking to his grass roots supporters, and would get his head on the TV news having a cup of tea, slice of cake and a chuckle with his comrades of the automotive transportational variety…preferably with him blowing out a candle and making some silly joke about it which brings applause and laughter from the bus drivers.

Instead (as this Canberra Times article shows), he encountered some opponents. The details in the articel are mildly interesting, but they are off topic in this discussion. The point is that Kim not only doesn’t catch buses in Canberra, he doesn’t listen to talk radio in Canberra, and neither do his media advisors. Kim waltzed into the bus depot thinking that everybody in their would want an autograph from their somewhat trademarkedly bulky hero, and was shocked to find that they weren’t. Admittedly he had some responses to the criticism from the bus drivers, but that probably has something to do with him having many similar experiences.

If Kim had bothered to check with his media advisors, or even caught a bus in Canberra lately, he would have soon realised that many bus drivers do not support him. In fact many drivers listen to 2CC which does tend to have a lot of anti-Beazley/Labor speech, and many of them ring in to express such opinions. In fairness there are some who ring in to support Beazley/Labor, but they are vastly outnumbered by the anti-Beazley/Labor camp. As a fairly regular bus traveller I really can’t recall the last time I heard a driver listening to a non-News Radio ABC station, although FM music stations are relatively common.

I don’t think anybody doubts that Kim Beazley exists, we all see him on the news and in the newspaper, but I think it is about time that he stops the silly social visits for air time, and actually produces some policies based on what the people he meets actually say to him. If he does that, then maybe, just maybe, Labor will stand a chance at the next election.

Samuel

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  • 1. John B1_B5  |  March 30th, 2006 at 2:56 pm

    He “waltzed” in did he ? I guess that’s similar to “swanning” in .

  • 2. Aunty_Jack  |  March 30th, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    Im not sure if it is possible for a man of Kim’s dimensions to “waltz” OR “swan”. Or ride on a standard sized bus seat for that matter Samuel. More importantly, i think, is the fact that he is bumbleing his way around a Bus Depot when he should be working to ressurect the shattered remains of the Labour Party. I think hiring Pauline Hanson as the shadow immigration minister should be his first move. Guts and intelligence are what the Party needs and I think there is no doubt that she has both. Whatsmore, she can both “waltz” AND “swan” as we all saw in her most inspirational performance on the last series of dancing with the stars.

    Secondly, Im not sure if anyone else has noticed but Kim Beazley bears a striking resemblence to ex sheep enjoying T.V “chef” Ian Hewitson. Throw a bit of hair onto his top lip and you have a dead set doppleganger. And I am sure that I am not the only person who has necer seen them in the same room at the same time. Maybe if Kim spent a little less time on T.V cooking fush und chups and covering things like salad with lard and a bit more working on some viable policies the people on 2cc would have some nicer things to say about him.

  • 3. Chuck A. Spear  |  March 31st, 2006 at 1:13 am

    (For the benefit of Aunty Jack I have edited and corrected his punctuation and grammar.)

    I’m not sure if it is possible for a man of Kim’s dimensions to ‘waltz’, ‘swan’ or ride on a standard sized bus seat for that matter Samuel.

    More importantly, why is he is bumbling his way around a bus depot when he should be working to resurrect the shattered remains of the Labour Party?

    I think hiring Pauline Hanson as the Shadow Immigration Minister should be his first move. Guts and Intelligence are what the Labour Party needs. I think there is no doubt that she has both.

    What’s more, she can both ‘waltz’ and ‘swan’. We all saw this in her most inspirational performance on the last series of ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

    Secondly, I’m not sure if anyone else has noticed, but Kim Beazley bears a striking resemblance to the ‘sheep-enjoying’ T.V chef Iain ‘Fat-Fingers’ Hewitson. Throw a bit of hair onto his top lip and you have a dead set doppleganger. I am sure that I am not the only person who has never seen them in the same room at the same time.

    Maybe Kim should spend a little less time on T.V cooking ‘fush und chups’ and covering salad with lard. He should utilise this time by working on some viable policies. If this was the case the people on 2CC would have some nicer things to say about him.

  • 4. Chuck A. Spear  |  March 31st, 2006 at 1:32 am

    I echo your sentiments Samuel. This would have been a perfect opinion piece for Editorial Echoes…alas it is no more.

    Thanks for the link to the article. I am glad Driver Bill gave Kim something to think about. Kim has no fire in his belly as it is filled with pies, coke and cake.

    I agree with you Aunty Jack when you say that ‘guts and Intelligence are what the Labour Party needs’. However, I don’t think they can just hire a MP. We are not living in Victoria under Jeff Kennett anymore. Apparently MP’s have to be elected first. Anyway, I think Pauline still owes the Electoral Commission an few hundred grand. Using her vast knowledge and wisdom via a consulting firm may better help their cause.

    In regards to Huey ‘Fat Fingers’, i recommend you check this link out Aunty Jack. I would advise Samuel not to go to it as it contains profanities.

    http://tvchefs.blogspot.com/

  • 5. Chuck A. Spear  |  March 31st, 2006 at 1:43 am

    Oh and John. I had my photo taken with five very gorgeous African female athletes from the Commonwealth Games the other day. Whoa…

  • 6. John B1_B5  |  March 31st, 2006 at 6:31 am

    Ok Chuck ….just post the link to the photo here .

  • 7. heatseeker  |  March 31st, 2006 at 2:40 pm

    Samuel … you’re 18, you’re only views of the world is what John Laws broadcasts an AM radio, you still live at home with your parents and you’re only social interaction is with Nattie, a bus driver, a coffee maker and some social dinosaur who seems to fixated on black women.

    Do you think it may be throwing stones in glass houses to editorialise that Kim Beazley, with whom I have shared many in depth discussion on Australian military history, and is a former Defence Minsiter, is “out of touch”?

    What makes it all the more laughable is that you base your thesis on a report in The Canberra Times, which would have to the most pathetic source of news available anywhere in the world.

    Not a flame, just some observations …

  • 8. heatseeker  |  March 31st, 2006 at 5:49 pm

    Or should I ask if you’re dropping big rocks in glass houses?

  • 9. Chuck A. Spear  |  March 31st, 2006 at 9:14 pm

    I will put your post down to shear ‘naughtiness’ Heetseeker.

    I think the Editor of the Canberra Times needs their head to be garnished with a heavy object.

    I too have met Kim Beazley. I have not conversed at length with him, however, I recently shook his hand and said ‘Hope you win the next one Kim’. Jenny Mac was there too and she stuck out her leather clad hand so I shook hers too. Mind you, I did have to push my way through a sea of flouro to get to them.

    Do you think that after politicians shake lots of hands they clean their hands with ‘Handy Wipes’? If I was Kim getting whisked away in a car, I would definitely have a stash of them in the back seat.

  • 10. Chuck A. Spear  |  March 31st, 2006 at 10:25 pm

    Samuel is MIA.

  • 11. Samuel  |  April 1st, 2006 at 12:04 am

    Heatseeker, don’t fall into the trap of thinking that everything in my life is listed on this website.

  • 12. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 1st, 2006 at 10:07 pm

    Well my whole life revolves around this website and I demand more! More 2CC, more John Kerr, more Dolgnwot, more spatchcock photos, more retirement expos, more cafe reviews, more steps, more Nattie, more tape highlights etc.

    Samuel’s output has been insufficient lately to fill my needs. Editorial Echoes has been canned. No Samuel’s Persiflage. No minute by minute description of Samuel’s outings and more importantly no Nattie!

    This is one reader who has had to take to ‘scrapbooking’ while waiting for an interesting post from Samuel.

    The readers demand more of Samuel!

  • 13. Samuel  |  April 1st, 2006 at 11:37 pm

    Chuck, did it occur to you that I may have been busy or didn’t have anything interesting to say? It might be helpful to see that there are many other websites out there, and you don’t have to base your life on what you read here.

    Now, I’ll address your concerns:

    More 2CC

    2CC have been plodding along quite nicely, and you got an update a few hours ago.

    more John Kerr

    A couple minutes ago.

    more Dolgnwot

    Once a week is the schedule

    more spatchcock photos

    It’s not christmas

    more retirement expos

    They don’t come very often

    more cafe reviews

    When I’m ready

    more steps

    Addressed recently

    more Nattie

    Soon

    more tape highlights

    Again, when I’m ready. I’ve been meaning to do another one of those for a while, but I have been busy.

    The readers demand more of Samuel

    As time permits.

    As for Samuel’s Persiflage, I remember stating recently that there would be a bigger than normal episode released around the 10th of April.

  • 14. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 2nd, 2006 at 12:00 am

    Yes there are many a website just waiting to be discovered. However, I have not found any that top yours Samuel.

    Thank you for addressing my concerns. I can’t wait for Samuel’s Persiflage.

    Can you possibly provide me with a short list of sites that I can visit?

    I hope young Nattie is well – Woof Woof to her.

  • 15. Samuel  |  April 2nd, 2006 at 5:13 pm

    Heatseeker, I’m not a fan of the Canberra Times, but they had a pretty good coverage of this story on their website which is why I linked to them, they were only a very minor part of my information gathering process.

  • 16. John B1_B5  |  April 3rd, 2006 at 12:35 pm

    Word around town is that Mr Beazley “fell into a Black Hole” .

  • 17. wonko the sane  |  April 5th, 2006 at 1:44 pm

    Chuck, I sincerely hope you didn’t copy the behaviour of that vile character in the movie Mall Rats when you shook Kim Beaze’s hand. Politicians may be dirty, but not even a pollie deserves a Stink Palm, whether the are equipped with Wet Ones or no.

  • 18. John B1_B5  |  April 5th, 2006 at 9:36 pm

    Not sure whether the rumour about Mr Beazley falling into a black hole is true , but as Hunter said to Callan – “It only has to be possible ” ( when Callan wanted to quit the secret service, and Hunter wouldn’t let him because fhe might “tell” the Russians some secrets ) .

  • 19. John B1_B5  |  April 6th, 2006 at 9:06 am

    So, what I’m saying, is that it doesn’t matter whether Mr Beazley actually fell into a Black Hole ……. it only has to be POSSIBLE !


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