Senator George Brandis: ”People do have a right to be bigots, you know. In a free country people do have rights to say things that other people find offensive or insulting or bigoted.” ~ ABC
Dear The Dishonourable Attorney-General,
You are disgraceful. An infantile imbecile. Politically naive. We almost got away with making it legal to be insulting, offensive, bigoted racist pigs, until you blew our cover. You idiot. I wish you could keep your big mouth shut. You have made a meal of yourself. Hang on, there’s an idea! Why don’t you devour yourself. After all, your head does look like a cooked chook. Enjoy yourself! I’ll provide the knife and fork with relish.
The Honourable Prime Minister
PS: I know you won’t be upset by this – white skins are thicker than brown.
Over the hill they go, killing another mountain
Gotta fill the quota – can’t go slow
Huge machinery wiping out the scenery
One big swipe like a shearer’s blow
Rip rip woodchip – turn it into paper
Throw it in the bin, no news today
Stirs my blood – gonna make a stand
~ Lyrics in part from John Williamson’s hit ‘Rip Rip Woodchip’
See it on YouTube
27 October 2010 ~
Media release authorised by Christine Milne:
BOB BROWN TO INDUCT JOHN WILLIAMSON INTO A.R.I.A. HALL OF FAME
Release in full
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5 September 2012
Just because I opposed the sale of Cubby Station to the Chinese, it doesn’t mean that I don’t like Chinese people.
Just because I oppose foreign investment, it doesn’t mean that I am xenophobic.
Just because I oppose same-sex marriage, it doesn’t mean that I am homophobic.
Just because I am opposed to the Greens’ policies, it doesn’t mean that I don’t like environmentalists.
Just because I crossed the floor 19 times under the Howard Government, it doesn’t mean that I don’t like my Liberal counterparts.
Just because I have fiercely conservative views, it doesn’t mean that I don’t like people who disagree with me.
I know I have a prickly exterior and I admit to more than occasionally giving people the rough end of the pineapple. But on the inside, I’m as sweet as sweet.
Don’t you believe me?
Just ask my Chinese friend Duno Wong. He is homosexual. He is a member of the Liberal Party. He is an environmental campaigner. He doesn’t agree with all my views, but gets upset when people refer to me as ‘anti-China‘.
He runs the local Chinese restaurant. For some reason, some of my pineapple-growing-National Party-Barnaby Joyce-faithful friends won’t sell their pineapples to him.
I dare not scold them. I can’t afford to disappoint my supporters.