You have to say it the Queensland voter really knows how to about face. In dramatic fashion Campbell Newman is tossed out of State parliament losing his seat, his party has lost majority and ALP are mustering up their last votes and confirmed seats looking to rule in their own right. Of course this comes in a week where significant bad press beginning to stick to another prominent liberal party politician, ‘Prime Minister’ Tony Abbott. So the backlash begins, and soon enough the Marxists will be wafting smelling salts under Stalin’s nose as we need a strong man to make a ‘road to serfdom’ work for us.
Malcolm Turnbull and Mal Brough are names being bandied around as possible replacements for Tony Abbott, who ironically made much capital of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd (again) leaderships merry go round.
Tony Abbott will be gone in less than 60 days, the real bets are on who to replace him and how to make it more appealing to a voter base in backlash mode.
A librarian has become the first woman charged under Queensland’s anti-bikie laws.
Forty-year-old Sally Kuether is accused of meeting Ronald Germain, 54, and Phillip Parmer, 60, wearing club colours at the Dayboro Hotel north-west of Brisbane last month.
The trio are alleged associates of the Life And Death motorcycle club.
They have been remanded in custody and will apply for bail in the Brisbane Magistrates Court next week.
Police say subsequent raids of two properties at Manly West and Samford Village turned up a number of illicit items, including a snake.
“A number of items were located at one of the addresses, including some dangerous drugs, drug paraphernalia and criminal gang paraphernalia,” Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said.
One of the accused has also been charged with possessing a flick knife.
By Elise Worthington and staff (ABC)
First thing of course to mention is this is what you get when fascism begins creeping in, its illegal to know certain people, later on its illegal to know certain things, finally its illegal to exist.Owning a snake is illegal? What if the snake breaks in? Bongs and flick knives, teenage stuff in all reality sadly. I think I prefer all of those things to fascism.
If you read the story a little further it goes on to state the QLD government is now using PR firms to help spin the new controversial laws.
If you learn your 20th century history you will know that Mussolini was Europe’s archetypal fascist leader, the man Adolph Hitler modeled himself on. Nazi Germany was just a better industrialized version of Fascist Italy.
Of course fascism starts with the erosion of basic personal liberties, and greater power for corporations to fuel the war machine. The end is usually large scale death and suffering. Queensland appears to be making the first steps down this perilous path.