The South Australian Political Landscape

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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby Booney » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:30 am

cracka wrote:Just heard the press conference where Jay said 3 members of SA Best will quit the party & become independent after the election. Never heard journalists laugh so much at a politician when he refused to name names.


Well if he's got a mole there's no point giving the mole away, is there?
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby cracka » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:00 am

Booney wrote:
cracka wrote:Just heard the press conference where Jay said 3 members of SA Best will quit the party & become independent after the election. Never heard journalists laugh so much at a politician when he refused to name names.


Well if he's got a mole there's no point giving the mole away, is there?

Just thought it was funny, thats all.
I actually like Jay Weatherill, if he didn't have Koutsantonas beside him I reckon labor would be certainties.
Another funny story. My 18yr old daughter was sitting next to him in the One restaurant at Adelaide Oval for the Port/Crows game last year & for small talk she asked him what does he do for a job.
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby Booney » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:24 am

cracka wrote:
Booney wrote:
cracka wrote:Just heard the press conference where Jay said 3 members of SA Best will quit the party & become independent after the election. Never heard journalists laugh so much at a politician when he refused to name names.


Well if he's got a mole there's no point giving the mole away, is there?

Just thought it was funny, thats all.
I actually like Jay Weatherill, if he didn't have Koutsantonas beside him I reckon labor would be certainties.
Another funny story. My 18yr old daughter was sitting next to him in the One restaurant at Adelaide Oval for the Port/Crows game last year & for small talk she asked him what does he do for a job.


Funny and a good question! :lol:

With Mullighan and Malinauskas I think they have two better alternatives than Koutsantonis, but their factions have decided those moves and I'd rather see Mullighan with more control than Koutsantonis.
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:32 am

Nick X taking defamation action against Marshall
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby shoe boy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:36 am

mighty_tiger_79 wrote:Nick X taking defamation action against Marshall


Xenaphon looking after his legal mates , this bloke has some very very dodgy candidates to say the least and his own credibility has been shot !

How is the anti pokie attack going .
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby Booney » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:43 am

Shoe Boy meet Cracka, Cracka meet Shoe Boy.

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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby cracka » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:14 am

Booney wrote:Shoe Boy meet Cracka, Cracka meet Shoe Boy.

:lol:

Hi Shoe Boy, nice to meet you.
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby cracka » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:17 am

shoe boy wrote:
mighty_tiger_79 wrote:Nick X taking defamation action against Marshall


Xenaphon looking after his legal mates , this bloke has some very very dodgy candidates to say the least and his own credibility has been shot !

How is the anti pokie attack going .

A pollie who sees that the majority of people disagree with his policy so changes his mind about the policy is a breath of fresh air to me. I'd rather that than one who will continually flog a dead horse eg bad policy like the other 2 parties do.
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby cracka » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:18 am

Booney wrote:
cracka wrote:
Booney wrote:
cracka wrote:Just heard the press conference where Jay said 3 members of SA Best will quit the party & become independent after the election. Never heard journalists laugh so much at a politician when he refused to name names.


Well if he's got a mole there's no point giving the mole away, is there?

Just thought it was funny, thats all.
I actually like Jay Weatherill, if he didn't have Koutsantonas beside him I reckon labor would be certainties.
Another funny story. My 18yr old daughter was sitting next to him in the One restaurant at Adelaide Oval for the Port/Crows game last year & for small talk she asked him what does he do for a job.


Funny and a good question! :lol:

With Mullighan and Malinauskas I think they have two better alternatives than Koutsantonis, but their factions have decided those moves and I'd rather see Mullighan with more control than Koutsantonis.

That's what I worry about
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby Dogwatcher » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:26 pm

mighty_tiger_79 wrote:Nick X taking defamation action against Marshall


Xenopon enjoys the courts.
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby Gozu » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:35 pm

mighty_tiger_79 wrote:Nick X taking defamation action against Marshall


He accused Xenophon of having integrity?
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby Psyber » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:23 pm

Gozu wrote:
mighty_tiger_79 wrote:Nick X taking defamation action against Marshall

He accused Xenophon of having integrity?

From my perspective as an friend to some former ALP state pollies I went to school with, a member of the Liberal Party, and an old acquaintance of Nick X, I get the impression that only major party total loyalists (or those of minor parties jealous of his capacity to attract middle ground support) want to attack Nick X.

Others, including some members of both major parties seem to be inclined to a support him as a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale and rigidified political environment. The truth seems to be that he has all the loyalists scared about how their team will stand up at the election in March...

I haven't made up my mind yet, about which candidate I'll vote for in my electorate, despite my party membership, which surprised Lisa Vlahos and Vinny Ciccorello. whom I sat next to at a function a few days ago - Vinny said, "In our party you can be expelled if you don't vote the way the party directs."

(This evening I'll be at the legendary outgoing Member for Waite's home for drinks and we'll probably talk about it.)
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby Booney » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:28 pm

MHS's for G&T's you old dog?
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby Psyber » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:38 pm

Booney wrote:MHS's for G&T's you old dog?

He tends to serve Moet or some nice Brandy, and has promised me a ride in his TVR Chimaera once he is fully retired.
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby Dogwatcher » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:54 pm

I really enjoy Tom Richardson's political writing.
Funnily, some of the views he mentions here reflect some that I've expressed about Xenophon in this thread:

https://indaily.com.au/opinion/2018/02/ ... -election/
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby Gozu » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:58 pm

Psyber wrote:
Gozu wrote:
mighty_tiger_79 wrote:Nick X taking defamation action against Marshall

He accused Xenophon of having integrity?


From my perspective as an friend to some former ALP state pollies I went to school with, a member of the Liberal Party, and an old acquaintance of Nick X, I get the impression that only major party total loyalists (or those of minor parties jealous of his capacity to attract middle ground support) want to attack Nick X.


I could understand you having that perspective, he's a former Lib after all. Speaking as someone who isn't a member of a major party (or minor party for that matter) I've always thought of Xenophon as low hanging fruit really an ambulance chaser and rank populist who is a bit of a political weather vane.

He's certainly an interesting phenomenon in regards to brand management I'll give him that. Even my elderly father is threatening to vote for him despite being a lifelong Labor voter. What are you voting for? Who knows? Who cares? But somehow he's convinced a lot of people he's not one of 'them' and that's good enough. Vote for a politician who isn't a 'politician'? He's as cunning as a shithouse rat.
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby Gozu » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:59 pm

Dogwatcher wrote:I really enjoy Tom Richardson's political writing.
Funnily, some of the views he mentions here reflect some that I've expressed about Xenophon in this thread:

https://indaily.com.au/opinion/2018/02/ ... -election/


I always liked his columns in the old Independent Weekly newspaper.
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby Magellan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:20 pm

Gozu wrote:What are you voting for? Who knows? Who cares?

That's the most worrying part of that equation.
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby Booney » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:29 pm

Magellan wrote:
Gozu wrote:What are you voting for? Who knows? Who cares?

That's the most worrying part of that equation.


Well, the worrying part is people voting X just because he's not ALP or Lib, that's it.
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Re: The South Australian Political Landscape

Postby bulldogproud » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:47 pm

Booney wrote:
Magellan wrote:
Gozu wrote:What are you voting for? Who knows? Who cares?

That's the most worrying part of that equation.


Well, the worrying part is people voting X just because he's not ALP or Lib, that's it.


I lost respect for Nick a few years ago when I told him how I thought we could best reduce problem pokie gambling. I told him that if we were to reduce the machines down to 5 lines at a time (rather than the 40 or 50 that some have now), get rid of the 'Free Games' features and make all machines 1c only machines,, that would greatly reduce the amount of time people spent on machines. His response to me was 'oh, but that would greatly reduce govt revenue... can't have that'. I told him I thought that was the whole point!!
Unfortunately, Nick is all huff and no puff... he never really wanted to see problem gambling reduced, and yet this was the cause he was first elected for!
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