O’Farell has resigned

BARRY O’Farrell has resigned as NSW Premier following his appearance at the Independent Commission against Corruption yesterday.

Mr O’Farrell denied receiving a $3000 bottle of wine from Australian Water Holdings boss Nick Di Girolamo yesterday but resigned today after it was revealed that he sent Mr Di Girolamo a card thanking him for the gift.

Something there for the ALP to think about. A Liberal political Premier resigns over a mistake he made, inadvertantly or not, while the ALP have had people like Thomson refusing to admit his crimes with Gillard backing him as a good local member. Hundreds of thousands stolen from his union members and through it all, he refused to resign and no one forced him to.

O’Farrell meets the high standards of the Liberal movement while the ALP sets low standards and fail to even meet them.

15 Responses to O’Farell has resigned

  1. 1735099 says:

    Kev,
    After this carry-on, maybe you might begin to understand why many people vote Green.
    They are the only major political party in this country that has not succumbed to the influence peddling that has become a feature of Lib/Lab politics, especially at a state level.
    Remember –
    Robert Askin – http://www.crikey.com.au/2007/04/23/robert-askin-the-legacy-that-dare-not-speak-its-name/
     Johannes Bjelke-Petersen –
    http://press.anu.edu.au//apps/bookworm/view/The+Ayes+Have+It:+The+history+of+the+Queensland+Parliament,+1957%E2%80%931989/7001/ch15.xhtml
    and
    Gordon Nuttall – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2010-10-27/gordon-nuttall-from-mp-to-inmate/2313660
    And more recently, Scott Driscoll. Then, of course, we have Campbell Newman charging $5000 for a meeting.
    None of this has any place in a Westminster democracy.
    Irrespective of whichever party O’Farrell belonged to, he should have told Di Girolamo to stick his bottle of Grange where the sun don’t shine. Until we have elected representatives with the integrity to treat these gratuities as bribes (which is exactly what they are) we will continue to be represented by snake-brained shysters who are in politics for what they can get out of it.
    My local member won’t even acknowledge my correspondence.
    Maybe I should send him a flagon of Brandavino.
    Then perhaps not, that’s far too classy for McVeigh.

  2. Harry Buttle says:

    “After this carry-on, maybe you might begin to understand why many people vote Green.They are the only major political party in this country that has not succumbed to the influence peddling ”
    Wow, 2 doses of utter horseshit right up front, then it just descends into dribble.
    1. Not many people vote Green, they can’t even get the votes in Tasmania to be considered a party for parliamentary funding purposes (where they were formed).
    2. Graeme Wood (Wotif.com) $1.6 mil donation to Greens (largest individual political donation in Aust history), Sen Bob Brown pushing for his development to proceed.  Fortunately for Bob he got away with it, the senate was controlled by an ALP/Green alliance when his case was investigated, but $1.6 mil get you a couple of Green senators to be very sympathetic to your ideas and we all know it.

  3. 1735099 says:

    a couple of Green senators to be very sympathetic to your ideas
    Absolute rubbish.
    That donation was always in the public arena and it “bought” nothing.
    It consolidated the promotion of Greens environmental policy that has been around since Adam played second row for Jerusalem. Comparing it the the shysters and spivs buying the major parties is a smokescreen.
    David Gibson’s latest is an example of what I’m talking about – http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/david-gibson-facing-allegations-he-was-charged-with-theft-in-1999/story-fnihsrf2-1226892723503
    There are more crooks in the Queensland LNP now than there were in Joh’s days, and that’s saying something………..Driscoll, Caltabiano, Gibson, McIver, Bates, etc.
    And then there’s Walton’s – http://www.rangenews.com.au/news/Bankrupt-builder-Walton-still-donated-430000-toLNP/2164311/
    How about a royal commission into the links between Waltons and the LNP?
    No wonder Noddy Newman wants to eviscerate the CMC.

  4. Harry Buttle says:

    Who’d have thought, the Greens take a wad of cash big enough to choke an Elephant and numbers is OK with them running as parliamentary shills for the plans of the donor, but anyone else takes cash and does the same and it is corrupt.

    The Greens are shysters and spivs, they are just well marketed shysters and spivs, as evidenced by the fools who will stand up and defend them while they have their hands in the till.

    The good thing is that the general public are seeing through them as evidenced by their rapidly declining vote, interestingly in the upcoming Tasmanian Upper House elections, the Green candidate is running as an independent – even she can see how toxic the brand has become.

  5. 1735099 says:

    The good thing is that the general public are seeing through them as evidenced by their rapidly declining vote

    WA Senate re-run – Greens + 6.1, Liberal – 5.1 – http://www.abc.net.au/news/wa-senate-2014/results/

    Funny that – I always though a negative trend was a “decline”.

    And another Liberal minister bites the dust…..http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/police-minister-mike-gallagher-resignsover-icac-probe/5425726

  6. Harry Buttle says:

    A lovely example of lying with statistics as a prop numbers.

    The Greens got as many senators elected in the WA re run as PUP – they can be glad that they are as electorally effective as a party run by a lunatic, but there isn’t too much to be happy about there for the Greens…

  7. Harry Buttle says:

    The Greens went as well in the re run senate election as the Palmer Party did, and returned only 1 senator as did PUP. enjoy the irrelevance.

  8. roly says:

    The Sunshine Project is a Greens backed promotion to revert people back to community living. They would have communities living, working, providing and setting laws for their own communities. Obviously no overall government so I presume no taxes. Any connection with the next community would be solved by the communities involved. Of course there would still be the Sunshine Project Company would still be involved in some way, such as giving advice re:- crop growing, building and other sundry matters. They could also be called upon to come to defend those communities that come under attack from those that are kicked out of communities for not working or doing their bit in their community. They will of course only defend those communities that pay a fee for this protection.
    Most intelligent people will see where this is leading, I can’t wait to see numbers’ response.

  9. 1735099 says:

    A lovely example of lying with statistics as a prop numbers.

    There’s that “lying” word again.
    When Harry Buttle uses it, he applies it to any statement of fact that causes him discomfit.
    The voting statistics are facts – not lies.
    Fact – the Green vote improved in the WA senate rerun, and the Coalition vote went backwards.
    Creative use of language is all the go with HB.
    I could call this creativity lying, but poor old HB would probably be offended.

  10. Harry Buttle says:

    Not sure if my previous comment went through, so I’ll try again.

    Numbers, I call you a liar, because you are a proven liar. in this case the lie is pretending that the Green result is important, PUP vote went up by more than the Green Vote and by more than the Libs and Nats combined lost, an honest reading of the numbers (a concept that I understand is foreign to you numbers) tells us that the Coalition voters went to PUP and the ALP voters went Green. ie no real world change in voting patterns.

    Nice try to turn the tables though numbers, but unfortunately you’ve been caught lying too often, by too many people in too many places. your word is worthless and any opinion you advance is automatically considered to be based on lies until proven otherwise. and it’s your fault.

  11. 1735099 says:

    in this case the lie is pretending that the Green result is important
    Scroll up and look at what I posted.
    I did not write the Green result is important
    Saying that I did is verballing, in other words putting words in someone else’s mouth in an attempt to discredit them.
    It is also lying.
    This is what I posted – WA Senate re-run – Greens + 6.1, Liberal – 5.1 – http://www.abc.net.au/news/wa-senate-2014/results/

    Funny that – I always though a negative trend was a “decline”.

    Tell me what part of that statement is not factual.
    You call any inconvenient fact a “lie”. You’ve been caught out over and over again.
    You are either delusional or have a problem with the English language.

  12. Harry Buttle says:

    You implied it you sad bullshitter.

    The part that has no relationship to reality is the implication that it involves any real change to voting patterns as I noted above – it is an example of using statistics as a prop to your lie.

    The only person who believes anything you post is you. and you know it. and it is your own fault. have you ever wondered why you lie so much, when everyone knows you are lying?

  13. 1735099 says:

    You implied it you sad bullshitter.

    I implied nothing.
    I posted an election result.

    Whereas you posted – The good thing is that the general public are seeing through them as evidenced by their rapidly declining vote,
    which, in the light of the WA result is simply wrong, unless you want to separate the voters of WA from the rest of the country.

    You can fix it very simply be saying that your statement is wrong.
    Calling me a liar doesn’t change what you wrote.
    It simply points out that when you are shown to be wrong, you hurl abuse.

  14. Harry Buttle says:

    Numbers, you are a serial liar and have been regularly caught lying on this site and others, as noted above, you got caught again.

    However, given how boring you are, from this point on I’m not even going to bother reading what you post – I am going to simply assert that you have lied, knowing that 99.95% of the time I’ll be right. you can’t help yourself.

  15. 1735099 says:

    However, given how boring you are, from this point on I’m not even going to bother reading what you post – I am going to simply assert that you have lied

    What amazing logic – what depth of intellect!
    You don’t really “read”, by the way.
    Given your lack of comprehension, you bark at print.

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