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skuthorp
09-04-2007, 08:41 PM
Well the chimperor is ashore here and holding a staged press conference with the deputy sheriff. It was funny really, so over the top with the motorcade of imported vehicles, bullet and grenade proof car, gates being welded shut, so over the top it satirized itself. Where does he think he is, the USA? In a National Lampoon movie you'd wet yourself laughing.
If it wasn't so serious it'd make you laugh! Not funny for Sydney either probably.
I think they left themselves open to ridicule, and ridicule is the best form of protest. Mass mooning and laughter a far more effective medium than banners and marches.
The bookies have our govt loosing inn a landslide in a month or two, the PM loosing his seat, meantime he has the gall to commit us to treaties in the midst of a virtual election campaign. I'm even more disgusted than usual!

jack grebe
09-04-2007, 08:45 PM
If you had done the things he has, you would go overboard on security too.

WX
09-04-2007, 08:47 PM
There go the property values.

The Bigfella
09-05-2007, 04:21 AM
Well the chimperor is ashore here and holding a staged press conference with the deputy sheriff. It was funny really, so over the top with the motorcade of imported vehicles, bullet and grenade proof car, gates being welded shut, so over the top it satirized itself. Where does he think he is, the USA? In a National Lampoon movie you'd wet yourself laughing.
If it wasn't so serious it'd make you laugh! Not funny for Sydney either probably.
I think they left themselves open to ridicule, and ridicule is the best form of protest. Mass mooning and laughter a far more effective medium than banners and marches.
The bookies have our govt loosing inn a landslide in a month or two, the PM loosing his seat, meantime he has the gall to commit us to treaties in the midst of a virtual election campaign. I'm even more disgusted than usual!


Ahhh - one problem mate. The security crap of which you speak is actually organised by the local guys - you know, that State (Labor) Government - nothing to do with the Feds - who are the ones facing the election.

PeterSibley
09-05-2007, 06:01 AM
Everyone is hoping for a riot ,well the pollies and the TV channels anyway ....for the rest of us,just another circus with performing animals .

boatbear
09-05-2007, 06:17 AM
I just saw them on the news - George and John - and they were licking each other. All over. Kevin seems to be lining up for a taste of George, too. It's kind of cute really. Little marsupial pollies.
Charlie

The Bigfella
09-05-2007, 07:32 AM
if you boys would take Curious George and drop him off out in the Simpson Desert we would reward you with free beer for life.


We sorta did - we sent him mountain biking today. Not quite the Simpson Desert - it was St Ives actually - bit of a flat course too.

Does that get us free beer for a month?

WX
09-07-2007, 01:44 AM
APEC should have been held at Woomera, there is a perfectly good and very secure compound out there already...it even has accommodation on site. Chaser wouldn't have embarrassed them. Sydney would not have had to put up with the disruption caused by a bunch of self important wankers, whose only contribution to world peace is to bring death and suffering to millions .

The Bigfella
09-07-2007, 01:59 AM
APEC should have been held at Woomera, there is a perfectly good and very secure compound out there already...it even has accommodation on site. Chaser wouldn't have embarrassed them. Sydney would not have had to put up with the disruption caused by a bunch of self important wankers, whose only contribution to world peace is to bring death and suffering to millions .


What disruption? rather minor actually compared to the benefits we are gaining. Rudd's made himself popular with Hu Jintao - even got an invite to the Olympics. His little effort will pay huge dividends over the next decade or two if properly followed up.

Contributions? Well, what about the 300 million or so people who've been brought above the poverty line in recent years. More to go - but without these little love-ins, which have done more to prevent wars than you would believe possible ....... You prefer the old ways do you?

WX
09-07-2007, 02:06 AM
You prefer the old ways do you?
You mean Gunboat diplomacy? :D

Wild Wassa
09-07-2007, 04:16 AM
Watching the news tonight was even funnier than watching the CNN&N motorcade yesterday. The Chimp was being his usual self today.

He thanked John Howard for being an excellent host of OPEC. ... OPEC?

Does Bush ever get it? ... and he is the leader of the free World? It is a wonder he even found his way here. He did come via Iraq before he arrived in Australia.

Maybe he was lost earlier ... thinking he was going to OPEC!

Warren.

The Bigfella
09-07-2007, 08:43 AM
Yeah - he thanked his Austrian hosts too.

LeeG
09-07-2007, 09:11 AM
Come on guys, you expect words to matter. We're a good intentions people. Plug-in deoderizers. 4x4 SUVs on tv screens. Lindsey Lohan and OJ, Oprah Winfrey and Shiny city on a hill.

Words are for those people who have to talk to each other.

Besides doesn't Arnold Schwartzeneger look Australian?

Steve Paskey
09-07-2007, 10:29 AM
You'd think that after seven years as president, he could give a short talk without making an a** of himself:


SYDNEY, Australia - President Bush had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day at the Sydney Opera House.

He'd only reached the third sentence of Friday's speech ... when he committed his first gaffe.


"Thank you for being such a fine host for the OPEC summit," Bush said to Australian Prime Minister John Howard.


Oops. That would be APEC, the annual meeting of leaders from 21 Pacific Rim nations, not OPEC, the cartel of 12 major oil producers. ...


The president's next goof went uncorrected by him anyway. Talking about Howard's visit to Iraq last year to thank his country's soldiers serving there, Bush called them "Austrian troops." ...


Then, speech done, Bush confidently headed out the wrong way.
He strode away from the lectern on a path that would have sent him over a steep drop. Howard and others redirected the president to center stage, where there were steps leading down to the floor of the theater.


The event had inauspicious beginnings. Bush started 10 minutes late, so that APEC workers could hustle people out of the theater's balcony seating to fill the many empty portions of the main orchestra section below which is most visible on camera.

Steve Paskey
09-07-2007, 10:31 AM
You'd think that after seven years as president, he could give a short talk without making a fool of himself. Austrian, Australian, what's the difference?


SYDNEY, Australia - President Bush had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day at the Sydney Opera House. He'd only reached the third sentence of Friday's speech ... when he committed his first gaffe.

"Thank you for being such a fine host for the OPEC summit," Bush said to Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

Oops. That would be APEC, the annual meeting of leaders from 21 Pacific Rim nations, not OPEC, the cartel of 12 major oil producers. ...

The president's next goof went uncorrected — by him anyway. Talking about Howard's visit to Iraq last year to thank his country's soldiers serving there, Bush called them "Austrian troops." ...

Then, speech done, Bush confidently headed out — the wrong way. He strode away from the lectern on a path that would have sent him over a steep drop. Howard and others redirected the president to center stage, where there were steps leading down to the floor of the theater.

The event had inauspicious beginnings. Bush started 10 minutes late, so that APEC workers could hustle people out of the theater's balcony seating to fill the many empty portions of the main orchestra section below — which is most visible on camera.

Keith Wilson
09-07-2007, 10:54 AM
Don't complain too hard - he'll be leaving Australia soon; we have to put up with him for another 15 months. And the #$%@ #$%*& #?$+*&% %&#{!! Republican convention is going to be in St. Paul . . . . . :rolleyes:

puffin3
09-07-2007, 12:38 PM
Yup Bush will be leaving. Then you can have the Bill and Hillary show for four years. While Hillary is off visiting one of his (sorry, Fruedian slip) 'her' former 'room mates' you can watch Bill waving 'Black Beauty' at every woman who walks past the Oval Office. You want that? Fill your boots but don't come crying here when the LIBs totaly FU what's left of what was once a pretty great country to live in.

George Jung
09-07-2007, 12:53 PM
Damn fine of you folks to host it, too!

The Bigfella
09-07-2007, 06:10 PM
Well thanks George. I think we've signed about $70 billion in trade deals whilst its been on.

A nice letter to the editor in the Australian newspaper today:



President Bush comes to APEC, talks up the Iraq war and makes military agreements. President Hu comes to APEC, signs a $45billion gas deal and gives us two giant panda bears. This Chinese threat to peace in our region must be stopped.

WX
09-08-2007, 12:03 AM
Are we getting a good price or is it just a sh*t load of gas. I bet they won't be paying $96 for a 45kg cylinder like we have too.

PeterSibley
09-08-2007, 12:45 AM
You'd think that after seven years as president, he could give a short talk without making a fool of himself. Austrian, Australian, what's the difference?

The speech impediment I can stand ,it's the megalamania that's the worry .:(

The Bigfella
09-08-2007, 04:28 AM
Dinner with George and Condi:



He is a dick, real arrogant and she acts like a man


Not my words (I'm not that sexist) - just those of someone who was right alongside.