For those who don’t know Wyatt Roy is the small but perfectly formed (and very young) LNP MP from the very marginal Queensland federal seat of Longman.
We must admit we were worried about Wyatt’s welfare when he arrived in Canberra and was immediately swooped upon by Christopher Pyne. However so far the strawberry farmer has extricated himself into the orbit of Malcolm Turnbull, kept his nose clean and has been commendably quiet as befits someone who has little life experience.
The nametag reads Dazhagarangtuobudan-laxijiangcuo
Oh dear. We think this might be a poorly rendered nametag for a Chinese official of Tibetan origin by the name of Tashi Jiangcuo (or Xashi Xiangguo).
But it might have been a very good idea if Wyatt had done his homework before making lame jokes on Twitter because he comes across as a culturally insensitive hayseed knob.
“Today as we launch the Vinnies CEO Sleepout for 2014, there remains a great sense of unease among the community sector and the people we assist about their future,” Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said.
“The uncertainty remains despite the Government’s recent announcement that it will extend the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) for another year. Although the NPAH extension was welcome, the spending cut of $44 million to the capital works program aspect of the agreement was not. A commitment to addressing homelessness should be bipartisan. It is homelessness itself that we must cut, not the spending on homelessness,” Dr Falzon said.
Australia. Don’t fucking ruin it for everyone. Sometime in the next couple of days you are all going to do that weird dance with the little cardboard houses and the scrawling of runes on scrolls, and like a magical phoenix sewn from boredom and Windsor knots, a new government will be formed. According to what I’ve read in the newspapers owned by one guy, and seen in the polling of people his age who still have hand-cranked telephones, enough of you are going to vote for Liberal or National candidates that Tony Abbott will be installed as Prime Minister.
What I really, really wonder is whether you’ve thought this through.
If you are planning to vote Coalition, I’d love you to actually read the following and think about it, rather than scrolling straight to the comments for a pre-emptive gloat. Because your choice would be a very poor one, for…
Recent violent crimes, particularly those committed against women, have excited the small but aspirational gun-loving community. Take this exchange on Twitter for instance between two people we will call Gunna, who is a fervent gun fancier, and T, his target.
Now y’all just hang on a minute Gunna. Surely the maintenance of liberty and protection primarily lies with the judiciary and the police.
And itis about feminism because in stranger rapes it is overwhelmingly women who are set upon and sexually assaulted by predatory men.
In fact Gunna’s desire to be able to own and carry weapons would not have done one thing to protect Jill Meagher from her attacker. But a better probation and parole system would have ensured a dangerous predator like Adrian Bayley was not allowed onto the streets.
Gunna’s attitude to women
Gunna was rather peeved with author and commentator Anne Summers after her appearance on the ABC’s Q&A. So no doubt lovingly clutching his hard shiny weapon, he decided that the “remedy” for her was…you guessed it.
Gunna may care to note that Summers has lived happily with a man for over 20 years so does not require his advice. She does not require his advice anyway.
So Gunna STFU.
But then again Gunna does have his tools to play with.
Now here he is probing into T’s personal life. He suggests an online dating site, an activity with which he is obviously very familiar. That is usually what certain men on social media do when they are losing the argument.
When Nigella Lawson was allegedly assaulted by her husband Charles Saatchi
Gunna decided to put the Shadow Minister for Communications, a high-profile politician, barrister and millionaire, in his place.
After all Gunna is such a roaring success because he spends hours on Twitter, and is a renowned expert on women.
Hates refugees and asylum seekers
Capitalises on the tragic murder of Jill Meagher to score points
Gunna happily boast he is a former engineer, implies he is married, and states that he has represented Australia in shooting events.
We only have his word for all this.
He is also a climate change denier. Funny how all the far right obsessions seem to coalesce in him. Gun-lovers tend to be a bit like that. Just look at the Shooters & Fishers.