Australian of the Year: Adam Goodes mixes sorrow with celebration on Australia Day

Jan 25, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Border Mail

He has been crowned Australian of the Year. But for Adam Goodes, Australia Day is a time of mourning: ''It's a very sad day for a lot of our mob.'

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Unbelievable ! There really putting the boots in now !
what a joke

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Aboriginal winners:

Lionel Rose
Evonne goolagong
Galawarrway Unipingue
Neville Bonner
Lowitja Donoghue
Madawuy Yunupingue
Cathy Freeman
Mick Dodson
Adam Goodes.

If you are Aboriginal it increases your odds of "winning" immensely it would seem.

I'm fed up with pc correctness and I'm also fed up with sports stars and actors winning. This award is divisive not unifying.

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Hilarious a bunch of useless dick heads living in urban mental asylum type slums and still in nappies, spewing out the depth of their delude jealousy and stupid inadequacy.

The problem with wastes of space like you lot is you've never attained anything outside the dunny door.

What makes a good Australian, a deluded politician, a stuffed in the head god nutter elite, brain dead bureaucrat. Or maybe the rich elites of the corporate world are worthy of the award.

The Australian of the year award used to be determined by politicians and the church, So all the above got the awards.

Now it's decided by a committee made up of many different people and not just the brain dead racists of the political system.

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what a joke wrote:
Aboriginal winners:
Lionel Rose
Evonne goolagong
Galawarrway Unipingue
Neville Bonner
Lowitja Donoghue
Madawuy Yunupingue
Cathy Freeman
Mick Dodson
Adam Goodes.
If you are Aboriginal it increases your odds of "winning" immensely it would seem.
I'm fed up with pc correctness and I'm also fed up with sports stars and actors winning. This award is divisive not unifying.
Yep you are a joke, there have been 9 original Aussies, in more than 50 years of awards and 41 others. Not exactly bias and they have contributed to our society, all you've done is be a burden to it.
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what a joke wrote:
Aboriginal winners:
Lionel Rose
Evonne goolagong
Galawarrway Unipingue
Neville Bonner
Lowitja Donoghue
Madawuy Yunupingue
Cathy Freeman
Mick Dodson
Adam Goodes.
If you are Aboriginal it increases your odds of "winning" immensely it would seem.
I'm fed up with pc correctness and I'm also fed up with sports stars and actors winning. This award is divisive not unifying.
They are all sporting greats, but they are showing all Australians that the Australian of the Year stands for "Fk All" when they go over board with Blokes like Grubby Bob Hawke. Next we will have Billy "The Rooter" Shorten and Juliar Gilliar as Australians of the Year or Peter Slipper. Its all a big Joke. Public Servants and Police and MLA's Should be exempt, they are only doing what they are expected to do, good men refuse this sht and move on.
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THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT AUSTRALIA: WE CAN DO THINGS THE WAY WE WANT TO DO THEM, BECAUSE THAT'S THE WAY OUR COUNTRY IS - NO MATTER WHAT CULTURE YOU COME FROM, YOU CAN COME TO AUSTRALIA AND PRACTISE YOUR RELIGION, YOU CAN PRACTISE YOUR BELIEFS, AND YOU SHOULDN'T BE JUDGED FOR IT. THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT AUSTRALIA, WE HAVE THIS FREEDOM.
- ADAM GOODES

Great man.
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It does appear to me, that the aware of "Australian of the Year" this year, as may have been the case previously, is more for political motives than actual contribution. Even whether the comment was 'racist' is debatable, as 'ape' is used in many contexts as a derogatory slur.

But a burly footballer standing up to a teenage girl over a few bad words now makes one a national hero?

Australia is the one of the most toleration countries in history. Where and when throughout world history can you find a people who will choose to give up their culture and identity and choose the path of becoming a minority with barely more than a whimper! Yet anti-racists complain about those whimpers!

This is what is so silly about it. In Melbourne, the Australia day parade is a 'diverse' one, and you can walk through the city and many parts are majority non-white. This happened without any opposition, which is completely contrarty to all of history, where people generally use violence to stop this. Yet this unprecedented acceptance is not good enough, it has to be PERFECT. You cannot have a SINGLE comment against it. Those who fight the minor, very minor intolerance are lionised as heros.

This is what makes me sick the most. The war against "Racism" is decisively won, yet those who fight it are 'heroes'.

Yes, it must be brave to stand up against 'racism', when you've got the government, human right commission, media, legal system, education system, academics, intellectuals, church and Political Correctness on your side.....
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Goodes
2 AFL Premiership (2005, 2012)
2 Brownlow Medal (2003, 2006)
3 Bob Skilton Medal (2003, 2006, 2011)
4 All Australian (2003, 2006, 2009, 2011)
Sydney leading goalkicker 2009-11
Ron Evans Medal 1999
Indigenous Team of the Century
Goodes is of Aboriginal descentand is active in the Sydney Indigenous community. He has spent time working with troubled Indigenous youth, including those in youth detention centres, along with his cousin and former teammate Michael O'Loughlin. His mother Lisa May is also involved in community work and works in a nursing home. Goodes and O'Loughlin have also helped to start an Indigenous football academy. In September 2009 they launched the Goodes O'Loughlin Foundation, a foundation aimed at empowering the next generation of Indigenous role models in all walks of life across Australia. Goodes and O'Loughlin co-chair the foundation, which focuses on education, employment and healthy lifestyles. Goodes took his mother to the Brownlow Medal ceremony in 2003.

Goodes' brother Brett became a professional footballer in the 2013 AFL season. He has played for both the Port Adelaide Magpies in the SANFL and the North Ballarat Roosters in the Victorian Football League and has represented Victoria in interleague matches.[8] Brett later worked at the Western Bulldogs, and he was drafted by the Bulldogs as the no.4 pick in the 2012 AFL Rookie Draft at age 28.

In 2014, Goodes was named as the New South Wales finalist for the Australian of the Year award.[9] On 25 January 2014 he was announced as the Australian of the Year for 2014.

He's an incredible Candidate for Australian of the year if only we had more Goodes here

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Michael Kennedy wrote:
It does appear to me, that the aware of "Australian of the Year" this year, as may have been the case previously, is more for political motives than actual contribution. Even whether the comment was 'racist' is debatable, as 'ape' is used in many contexts as a derogatory slur.
But a burly footballer standing up to a teenage girl over a few bad words now makes one a national hero?
Australia is the one of the most toleration countries in history. Where and when throughout world history can you find a people who will choose to give up their culture and identity and choose the path of becoming a minority with barely more than a whimper! Yet anti-racists complain about those whimpers!
This is what is so silly about it. In Melbourne, the Australia day parade is a 'diverse' one, and you can walk through the city and many parts are majority non-white. This happened without any opposition, which is completely contrarty to all of history, where people generally use violence to stop this. Yet this unprecedented acceptance is not good enough, it has to be PERFECT. You cannot have a SINGLE comment against it. Those who fight the minor, very minor intolerance are lionised as heros.
This is what makes me sick the most. The war against "Racism" is decisively won, yet those who fight it are 'heroes'.
Yes, it must be brave to stand up against 'racism', when you've got the government, human right commission, media, legal system, education system, academics, intellectuals, church and Political Correctness on your side.....
Good post - and I agree, apart from your comment re Adam Goodes, from what I saw on the news, and it was on every 5 minutes at the time - Adam Goodes did not realise a young girl had called out those words until a moment after he had signalled it - I really think he was sincere in his comments later. However - for that situation to be taken to the next level, yes, ridiculous - nothing will ever be 'perfect' and there are those out there just hoping for an opportunity to leap onto the bandwagon of 'fighting racism'- which means sometimes they have to hitch a ride on someone else's experience.
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Good post - and I agree, apart from your comment re Adam Goodes, from what I saw on the news, and it was on every 5 minutes at the time - Adam Goodes did not realise a young girl had called out those words until a moment after he had signalled it - I really think he was sincere in his comments later. However - for that situation to be taken to the next level, yes, ridiculous - nothing will ever be 'perfect' and there are those out there just hoping for an opportunity to leap onto the bandwagon of 'fighting racism'- which means sometimes they have to hitch a ride on someone else's experience.
Why do you feel the need to discredit his achievements and charity work. Its ridiculous to believe he was given Australian of the Year because of the above altercation.
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Joe wrote:
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They are all sporting greats, but they are showing all Australians that the Australian of the Year stands for "Fk All" when they go over board with Blokes like Grubby Bob Hawke. Next we will have Billy "The Rooter" Shorten and Juliar Gilliar as Australians of the Year or Peter Slipper. Its all a big Joke. Public Servants and Police and MLA's Should be exempt, they are only doing what they are expected to do, good men refuse this sht and move on.
Should Mark Taylor or Pat rafter have to give there Australian of the year awards back ?

Where's your posts attacking them
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The police that detained the 13 yo unlawfully and without a guardian should be sacked. Adam Goodes is a weak dog for humiliating that poor girl , she called him an ape because he actually looks like one. No surprise he won Australian of the year with the Jew Zionist infested media being the way they are. What about the Paramedics and Firefighters getting the gong?? Of course not, the ZOG machine and Jew media put their Anti-white agenda before everything else.

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The police that detained the 13 yo unlawfully and without a guardian should be sacked. Adam Goodes is a weak dog for humiliating that poor girl , she called him an ape because he actually looks like one. No surprise he won Australian of the year with the Jew Zionist infested media being the way they are. What about the Paramedics and Firefighters getting the gong?? Of course not, the ZOG machine and Jew media put their Anti-white agenda before everything else.
You really should take your medication and lie down, you're exposing yourself to be returned to Pakistan or some other despotic country whee you'll be right at home amongst other useless nutters.
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Yep you are a joke, there have been 9 original Aussies, in more than 50 years of awards and 41 others. Not exactly bias and they have contributed to our society, all you've done is be a burden to it.
Oh, you must have spent so much time coming up with that reply. "Yep you are a joke.."

Keep that nice big black chip on your shoulder, you have the highest incarceration rate; the highest domestic violence rate; the highest crime rate; the highest drug/alcohol abuse rate; the highest rate of school drop outs . Your achievements are outstanding indeed. That, you poor specimen of a human being, comes straight out of the mouths of Kooris who are fed up to the back teeth with your welfare, everybody owes me, mentality.

I've seen your handiwork of destroying brand new aboriginal built homes within six months, with your usual half starved kids and dogs running around the broken bottles and rubbish, a great contribution in between bleeding the welfare system dry.

Goodes was an absolute hero the way he at six foot plus in his prime stood over a 13 year old girl, wasn't he? Give him an extra clap for having no self control, launching into the usual brain snap that see your kin wind up in gaol and bully a 13 year old girl. What are man...what a legend.....LOL.
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Good post - and I agree, apart from your comment re Adam Goodes, from what I saw on the news, and it was on every 5 minutes at the time - Adam Goodes did not realise a young girl had called out those words until a moment after he had signalled it - I really think he was sincere in his comments later. However - for that situation to be taken to the next level, yes, ridiculous - nothing will ever be 'perfect' and there are those out there just hoping for an opportunity to leap onto the bandwagon of 'fighting racism'- which means sometimes they have to hitch a ride on someone else's experience.
Rubbish. Adam was standing that bloody close to her with pointing her out. Blind Freddy could see how young she was, but nevertheless he still went ahead with his stupid outrage and demands.

I wonder if that was your 13 year old and a six foot athlete stood screaming and pointing at her, demanding her removal. Then your daughter was hauled off by security, held, questioned handed over to the Police and further interrogated for another 45 mins, how you would feel??

Goodes was a coward. If a white man stood over a 13 year old black girl gesturing and screaming he probably would be howled out of existence as a sports person by the media and society. But hey, Goodes is black so he gets "Australian of the Year" for displaying aggressive abuse and little self control.

Nothing to be proud of there.

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Why do you feel the need to discredit his achievements and charity work. Its ridiculous to believe he was given Australian of the Year because of the above altercation.
No, I never said he was given the award because of that altercation - I don't believe in the Australian of The Year Award, whoever receives it - I don't believe in singling out one individual in that way.
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i bet that 13 year old white girl use to calling blacks name all the time but didnt know thats breaking the law well maybe she ll learn something out of that hey

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Oh, you must have spent so much time coming up with that reply. "Yep you are a joke.."
Keep that nice big black chip on your shoulder, you have the highest incarceration rate; the highest domestic violence rate; the highest crime rate; the highest drug/alcohol abuse rate; the highest rate of school drop outs . Your achievements are outstanding indeed. That, you poor specimen of a human being, comes straight out of the mouths of Kooris who are fed up to the back teeth with your welfare, everybody owes me, mentality.
I've seen your handiwork of destroying brand new aboriginal built homes within six months, with your usual half starved kids and dogs running around the broken bottles and rubbish, a great contribution in between bleeding the welfare system dry.
Goodes was an absolute hero the way he at six foot plus in his prime stood over a 13 year old girl, wasn't he? Give him an extra clap for having no self control, launching into the usual brain snap that see your kin wind up in gaol and bully a 13 year old girl. What are man...what a legend.....LOL.
Easy to see who has a chip on their shoulder and deep feelings of inadequacy. Like all low life racists, you want everyone you hate to be the same, but being a really dumb primitive nutter, facts are way beyond you. You want to go an look at the many suburban area's overflowing with useless urban scum, but you probably live in one and are jealous of the what some useless indigenous get.

The real facts are dumbo, all urban dwellers are waste of space scum by definition, no matter their race or culture. You contribute nothing to the future but waste, when you align your lack of mentality, it's understandable your a racist pig, not brains no nothing, just a shit dribbler.

If you've seen my handiwork dumbo, you'd have been inside one of our businesses. But that would be impossible, we never let lowlife of any kind into our venues. As usual you're dribbling out your arse and that's normal for you. Gives me a good laugh.
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Easy to see who has a chip on their shoulder and deep feelings of inadequacy. Like all low life racists, you want everyone you hate to be the same, but being a really dumb primitive nutter, facts are way beyond you. You want to go an look at the many suburban area's overflowing with useless urban scum, but you probably live in one and are jealous of the what some useless indigenous get.
The real facts are dumbo, all urban dwellers are waste of space scum by definition, no matter their race or culture. You contribute nothing to the future but waste, when you align your lack of mentality, it's understandable your a racist pig, not brains no nothing, just a shit dribbler.
If you've seen my handiwork dumbo, you'd have been inside one of our businesses. But that would be impossible, we never let lowlife of any kind into our venues. As usual you're dribbling out your arse and that's normal for you. Gives me a good laugh.
Nice rebuttal, see you didn't deny any of the problems your people have. No, I haven't been to your suburban area (read: sniffing petrol in the long grass), but it's nice you've named it a "venue". fcku hope the hot weather doesn't start a grass fire up and burn your "venue" down bro'.

Yes, I've seen your handiwork, it would be nice if you could pick up your goonbags and petrol containers when you finish, thanks.

The best thing about you my angry little knuckledragger, is that statistically speaking your lifespan will be at least 25 years shorter than mine. Diabetes (self inflicted); poor dietary choices (self inflicted); sexually transmitted diseases (self inflicted); drug abuse (self inflicted); alcoholism (self inflicted); poor hygiene (self inflicted); violence (inflicted on each other...). I'll leave it to you...now THAT gives me a good laugh.
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i bet that 13 year old white girl use to calling blacks name all the time but didnt know thats breaking the law well maybe she ll learn something out of that hey
You don't know that, stop trying to defend something that's cowardice in the extreme.

I've called knuckledragging white drunken morons stupid apes, it is quite plausible that there was no racial motivation whatsoever in what that CHILD said.

There is no way I would scream abuse like that at a 13 year old kid, no matter what colour they were and what insult they hurled. I have more life experience and maturity and would find it bemusing. Who the hell responds to the name calling of a child like THAT???
I tell you who, Adam Goodes, showing zero self control and class. He was SUPPOSED to be the adult and she the CHILD.

It doesn't take much of a man to stand over a kid and scream abuse, made all the worse by the fact he is big, strong and intimidating. Only a coward does that.

If it were a six foot adult man, I would say it was on equal ground for Goodes to do that, but a 13 year old GIRL. No, that's whacked.

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