Friday, March 18, 2016

Stephen Conroy quotes Van Badham in Senate filibuster

Didn't witness that epic tsunami of political piss and wind from Labor senators desperately trying to stop the Government's reforms being passed. Had better things to do -- sleeping, for instance.

But checking Twitter late last night I did notice that Senator Stephen Conroy quoted a Vanessa "Van" Badham article while playing his puerile part in the failed filibuster. Sounds like he just needed something vaguely supportive and fairly lengthy to read out loud in the chamber rather than blather on extempore. Her Guardian gargle -- let's call it a "guardle" for short -- gave his brain a rest, if not his jaws.

As this tweep remarked, a pollie citing such a notorious airhead was surely a sign of peak stupidity. It seems pretty clear to me that Ms Badham's only true expertise lies in how to use leftie-feminist crybullying to lift her profile and advance her career.

Though such a skill is undeniably loathsome and toxic you gotta give credit where credit is due. And her ability to claim precious-petal victimhood while she abuses others in a viciously verbaling manner is truly jaw-dropping. Hell, if crybullying were Ecky Thump, she could easily pummel Grand Master Bill Oddie to death before he even got hold of his black pudding! She really is that good at it.

But back to Conroy and his little act of political theatre using Badham's script: I didn't witness it. But I truly hope he wore red underpants on his head during the performance. She is an avowed communist, after all. That really would have been the icing on the cake, so to speak.

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