The Art of the Australian Insult


An all-time low
April 8, 2009, 8:06 am
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“YOUR Newspoll survey shows that Kevin Rudd’s popularity has been apparently unaffected by a shameful display of inexcusable behaviour towards an RAAF cabin attendant, even though his bad temper and filthy little mouth are legendary. Have our standards and complacency sunk to such an all-time dismal low that we are now prepared not only to tolerate this type of bad behaviour but then reward it while excusing it on the grounds that he’s only human?

Do the feminist warriors who infest the Labor Party, our education system and saturate our media condone this deplorable bully-boy display on one of their own, from our Prime Minister, no less? Apparently so. Weak as a fizzy drink the lot of them. No wonder our kids are running amuck with bad behaviour when this is the example set by those supposed to present a moral compass for society.”

Ralph Walton, Belmont, Qld, letter to The Australian.



Rooting the Opposition
February 8, 2009, 7:09 am
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“We’ve only been here for a day, and we’re already rooted.”

Liberal MP, as quoted by Annabel Crabb.



Jacko for premier
July 2, 2008, 8:15 am
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“My dog Jacko would be a better NSW premier than any Labor member. Vote One for Jacko.”

Trevor Pleace, online comment, quoted in Daily Telegraph.



The chicanery party
July 2, 2008, 8:11 am
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“Where the bloody hell are they since the election? If you want to chalenge the Labor Party under the same circimstances as your previous colleagues, it would be more appropriate to call the Labor Party as (sic) the chicanery poartyto reflect who they really are.”

Daily Telly reader Richard of Georges Hall is unimpressed by reports that union leader John  Robertson is considering a move to state Parliament.  Steve Borrow of Rhodes is more optimistic:

“John Robertson would win in a walkover as things stand at present, in my repectful opinion. He is genuine as they come and has a lot of ticker.”