Kevin Rudd a 'foul-mouthed' PM, author says

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PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd is a foul-mouthed MP who launches into expletive-ridden rants in his office when things go wrong, an explosive new book, Howard's End , ...

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dee

Rosebery, Australia

#101 Jul 23, 2008
Kazzi wrote:
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It obviously wasn't because Labour was in power in Australia, was it? Little old Australia's Government causing a US recession for up to 3 decades? They hardly even knew who we were until the mid-80's.
This is the perennial ALP excuse for their economic failure, every time - it was all the fault of the previous govt. It's wearing thin.

“Ngali”

Since: Jun 08

Perth

#102 Jul 24, 2008
Dee wrote:
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Why are you always so melodramatic? There's a REALLY REALLY big difference between brewing up a conspiracy theory and forming an opinion of someone's motives.
I happen to think that Kevvie has adopted climate change as his issue with future prospects in mind. No conspiracy theory there.
"this is the most cynical and illogical of world views"
Cynical maybe, but not illogical. If you wish to believe that those in government and the ruling elite act in the best interests of the people, go ahead, that's the beauty of democrasy. Just dont expect me to agree with you.
The melodrama naturally arises from your positions, Dee. To reduce all factors and motivations down to personal greed - ignores all the checks and balances that go into making and carrying government policy. He has to convince his party members, the public, he has to have the evidence.

I'm interested to hear just how you imagine he is going to profit from this.

It's not like Kev is an autocrat whom everyone hops according to his whims.
dee

Swansea, Australia

#103 Jul 24, 2008
ngali wrote:
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The melodrama naturally arises from your positions, Dee. To reduce all factors and motivations down to personal greed - ignores all the checks and balances that go into making and carrying government policy. He has to convince his party members, the public, he has to have the evidence.
I'm interested to hear just how you imagine he is going to profit from this.
It's not like Kev is an autocrat whom everyone hops according to his whims.
"To reduce all factors and motivations down to personal greed"

People are not one-dimensional. They usually have more than one reason for taking a stance. For all I know, he may actually believe it, but I think he's got an eye on the future too.

"He has to convince his party members, the public, he has to have the evidence."

Looks as if he failed, employers and employees are uniting against his lunatic plans.

Forgive my cynicism, I've been around long enough to mistrust just about everyone's intentions.

“Pinoy Pride!! Sino ka??”

Since: Mar 08

Melbourne, AUS

#104 Jul 25, 2008
Dee wrote:
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"the US was in recession then in the 70's 80's and 90's? all while the ALP was in power"
Since the ALP was not in power in the US, I fail to see your point.
well the fact that the US economy affects the ENTIRE WORLD and if you realised now about the credit crisis you would understand that the recessions in the USA affected the economy here and abroad.

“Pinoy Pride!! Sino ka??”

Since: Mar 08

Melbourne, AUS

#105 Jul 25, 2008
Kazzi wrote:
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It obviously wasn't because Labour was in power in Australia, was it? Little old Australia's Government causing a US recession for up to 3 decades? They hardly even knew who we were until the mid-80's.
well the oil crisis might of started the economy downfall in the 70's don't you thing?

in the 80's i forgot what it was

and in the 90's it was the first gulf war.

and now it's the USA credit crisis and the iraqi and afgani wars thats causing the global economy to downfall... certainly that cannot be labors fault. also you might want to know that during the first quarter of 2008 the australian economy grew more than 3.6%, which was higher than what Johnnie howard said it would be, and who was in power? rudd or howard?

“A world full of hypocrites”

Since: Jul 07

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#106 Jul 25, 2008
And possibly the criminal behaviour of the banks, loaning money they didn't even have.

I believe all those who benefited should be rounded up, stripped of their assets and the money from those assets, used to correct the damage they've done.

Why is it the less fortunate always have to pay for the crimes of the greedy?

“Pinoy Pride!! Sino ka??”

Since: Mar 08

Melbourne, AUS

#107 Jul 26, 2008
wallabyedward wrote:
Why is it the less fortunate always have to pay for the crimes of the greedy?
it's the way of life.
Right Answer

Australia

#108 Jul 27, 2008
Kevin Rudd ,Give him a break,He is newly elected .Wait

“Pinoy Pride!! Sino ka??”

Since: Mar 08

Melbourne, AUS

#109 Jul 28, 2008
Right Answer wrote:
Kevin Rudd ,Give him a break,He is newly elected .Wait
exactly, you can't expect him to work miracles in what littel time he ahs been in office, you cannot tell me Howard did all the most important things in the past ten years in the same time as kevin rudd has been in office for.
david

Cammeray, Australia

#110 Jul 30, 2008
kiss jobs for your kids goodbye what business
wants to be told how to run there operation by a bunch of tree huggers

“A world full of hypocrites”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#111 Jul 30, 2008
david wrote:
kiss jobs for your kids goodbye what business wants to be told how to run there operation by a bunch of tree huggers
The way the global financial collapse is going, you can kiss your businesses goodbye as well.

No money equals no businesses, equals no jobs equals no spending, equals no return on investments, equals businesses folding, equals disaster for all, and it's a global problem, not a political one.

On top of money hassles in this country, we also have a drought which I witness the results of emotionally, on a daily basis, on those immediately affected, but also on those whom the ripple affect is now also devastating.

We really do have some hard times ahead, and following that, a very different country and lifestyle.

It's being caused by the abuse of our environment and is driven by greed, nothing more and nothing less.

“Pinoy Pride!! Sino ka??”

Since: Mar 08

Melbourne, AUS

#112 Jul 31, 2008
wallabyedward wrote:
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The way the global financial collapse is going, you can kiss your businesses goodbye as well.
No money equals no businesses, equals no jobs equals no spending, equals no return on investments, equals businesses folding, equals disaster for all, and it's a global problem, not a political one.
On top of money hassles in this country, we also have a drought which I witness the results of emotionally, on a daily basis, on those immediately affected, but also on those whom the ripple affect is now also devastating.
We really do have some hard times ahead, and following that, a very different country and lifestyle.
It's being caused by the abuse of our environment and is driven by greed, nothing more and nothing less.
i would rather the enviroment and myself be alive and not have a job than the earth being in tatters and beyong repair and having a job

“A world full of hypocrites”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#113 Jul 31, 2008
JepJep wrote:
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i would rather the enviroment and myself be alive and not have a job than the earth being in tatters and beyong repair and having a job
I agree, especially because I possess the ability to live off the land.

It would do the greedy good to lose what they've evilly obtained.

Every dog has its day and I'd love to witness the unscrupulous having theirs.

Since: May 08

United States

#114 Jul 31, 2008
Well, maybe Kevin's Mommy can do to his mouth of poo, what mine did to me on several occasions when I was a little girl---take me out in front of all the people I cursed around, & wash my mouth out w/Irish Spring.

Ick.....I can still taste that sh!t to this day, & STILL get sick whenever I smell that fragrance of that soap!(she used to grind it against my eye teeth too, & some would get stuck in my back molars, & that was awful to get out!)

“Pinoy Pride!! Sino ka??”

Since: Mar 08

Melbourne, AUS

#115 Aug 1, 2008
wallabyedward wrote:
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I agree, especially because I possess the ability to live off the land.
It would do the greedy good to lose what they've evilly obtained.
Every dog has its day and I'd love to witness the unscrupulous having theirs.
exactly.

“A world full of hypocrites”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#116 Aug 1, 2008
Oh and as for the title of this thread, I don't care if any Prime Minister swears, I mean, who'd be naive enough to believe "all" Prime Ministers didn't swear anyway?

Surely the Rudd opposers can scrape something a little more substantial than this from the bottom of their barrel?

Or is Keven so perfect, this is the best they can do?
Spotmore

Brisbane, Australia

#117 Aug 1, 2008
SUPERIOR AUSSIE wrote:
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lol Your so right. Spot on.. Howard was struck RIGHT up his own ar$e.. I think Downer was up there 2,..
"Lived in a Car??" Just another one of his stories.

“A world full of hypocrites”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#118 Aug 1, 2008
Spotmore wrote:
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"Lived in a Car??" Just another one of his stories.
Hey come on, it was OK for Howard to tell Porkies, so why can't Kev?

Lets face it, they're all liars.

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