Lest We Forget. “Remembering Abbott’s Past”

Abbott Lest We Forget.

The Guardian has judged him as ‘’politically incorrect to the point of dementia’’

New Statesman said Abbott represents ‘’politics at its most crass, exploitative and disturbing’’

UK Labour MP Paul Flynn called him ‘’a bigoted airhead’’

The LA Times called itself ‘’scandalised by his prejudices’’

The Sydney Morning Herald said ‘’Tony Abbott had plumbed new lows in government decency’’

Le Monde thinks he is ‘’sexist and vulgar’’

The influential Huffington Post said ‘’he is simply an idiot’’

In the midst of the New South Wales Premier’s resignation a reporter asked a seemingly legitimate question about corruption on the conservative side of politics in that state. The Prime Minister’s reaction was indeed unbefitting of the highest office in the land. His anger at the mere suggestion of corruption from his side of politics was palpable. Lest we forget.

But then his ability to feign indignation is only surpassed by that of Christopher Pyne. The fact that the journalist in question was a young lady, who he addressed as Madam, did nothing to dim his reputation for misogyny.

You can watch the video here.

There are those who say that blogs of the ilk for which I write are simply going through an exercise in character assassination. Not so. I was never a Howard hater like many people. Hating people is repugnant to me. However I do believe that our current Prime Minister is demonstrably unfit for the highest office in the land and therefore open to the most severe examination.

There are three reasons. Firstly he is arguably the worst liar to have ever walked the halls of parliament. A liar by his own admission and by evidence. Secondly he is a luddite of the highest order. Anyone who cannot comprehend science and is dismissive of technology belongs in another time and is intellectually unsuited for leadership in the complex word of today. Lest we forget that he appointed Malcolm Turnbull as the then opposition spokesperson to destroy the NBN. Thirdly he is a characterless man of little personal political morality which has been on display throughout his career. He is and always has been an unpopular gutter politician of the worst kind. Lest we forget.

It is said that when opposition leaders ascend to the highest office they are judged by their performance in it. That their past misdemeanors are of little relevance. I cannot subscribe to that. Lest we forget.

Trying to convert a lifetime of negativity into motivating inspirational leadership has been a bridge to far. To say the least he has been totality uninspiring. In fact I can think of no other person in Australian public life who has made a greater contribution to the decline in public discourse, the lowering of parliamentary standards and the abuse of our democracy than Tony Abbott.

But one should not use the aforementioned language without substantiating one’s claims. So, Lest we forget these indiscretions from his past.

None of these events are in chronological order. They are just as they came to mind and are listed randomly in order to build a character profile.

1 When the President of the US visited he broke long standing conventions by politicising his speech as opposition leader.

2 He did the same when the Indonesian president visited.

3 He did the same when the Queen visited.

4 He could not help but play politics with the death of an Australian icon in Margaret Whitlam.

5 He would not allow pairs (another long standing convention) so that the minister for the arts could attend the funeral of painter Margaret Olley. Another Australian icon. Malcolm Turnbull, a personnel friend was also prevented from attending. There have been other instances of not allowing pairs.

6 He refused a pair whilst the then Prime Minister Julia Gillard was on bereavement
leave following the death of her father.

7 Then there were the callous and inappropriate remarks he made to Bernie Banton.

8 At university he kicked in a glass panel door when defeated in an election.

9 Referred to a woman Chairperson as “Chairthing”

10 He was accused of assaulting a woman at University, and later acquitted. He was defended by a QC and the girl defended herself.

11 Another woman accuses him of throwing punches at her. And hitting either side of a wall she was standing against. He says it never happened but others corroborate her story.

12 He threatened to punch the head in of Lindsay Foyle who disagreed with him on a woman’s right to an abortion.

13 In 1978 a young teacher by the name of Peter Woof bought assault charges against Abbott. Abbott had punched him in the face. The charges never went anywhere. Abbott was represented by a legal team of six and the young man could not afford to defend himself.

14 And he did punch out Joe Hockey’s lights during a rugby match.

15 He established a slush fund to bring down Pauline Hansen and then lied about its existence.

16 He was ejected from the House of reps once in obscure circumstances. Hansard is unclear why, but it is alleged that he physically threatened Graham Edwards. Edwards lost both his legs in Vietnam.

17 In the year 2000 he was ejected from the House along with six others. Philip Coorey reports that he was headed toward the Labor back benches ready to thump a member who had heckled him.

18 Abused Nicola Roxon after turning up late for a debate.

19 Then there was the interview with Mark Riley where he had a brain fade that seemed like it would never end. I thought he was deciding between a right hook and a left cross. Something that I found mentally disturbing and worrying . After all, at the time this was the man who could be our next Prime Minister.

20 Together with Pyne he was seen running from the House of Reps to avoid embarrassment at being outwitted.

21 Being the first opposition leader to be ejected from the house in 26 years because he repeated an accusation of lying after withdrawing it.

22 The infamous “Sell my arse” statement verified by Tony Windsor. Will Windsor ever release the mobile phone transcript?

23 The interview with Kerry O’Brien where he admitted that unless it was in writing he didn’t always tell the truth.

24 And in another O’Brien interview he admitted lying about a meeting with the catholic Cardinal George Pell.

25 During the Republic referendum he told many outrageous untruths.

26 His famous “Climate change is crap” comment and later saying that he was speaking to an audience. This of course elicited the question; “Is that what you always do?”

27 His almost daily visits as opposition leader to businesses with messages of gloom and doom about the carbon tax. None of which have come to fruition. His blatant lying often repudiated by the management of the businesses. The most notable being the CEO of BHP and their decision not to proceed with the Olympic Dam mine. Whole towns being closed down. Industries being forced to sack thousands. The end of the coal industry etc.

28 And of course there is the now infamous Leigh Sales interview where beyond any doubt he lied three times and continued to do so the next day.

29 Then there was his statement that the Aboriginal tent embassy at Parliament House be closed. To call his statement an error in judgement is too kind. It almost sounded like an incitement to riot.

30 He is quoted as saying in the Parliament that Prime Minister Gillard and Minister Albanese had targets on their heads. He later apologised.

31 And of course there is also the lie about asylum seekers being illegal.

32 Added to that is his statement that the PM refused to lay down and die.

I think I have exhausted it all but I cannot be sure. Oh wait. Lest we forget.

33 We should not leave out his insensitive comments about the attempted suicide of John Brogden.

34 And the deliberate lie he told to the Australian Minerals Council that the Chinese intended increasing their emissions by 500 per cent.

35 His “dying of shame” comment.

36 His “lack of experience in raising children” comment.

37 His “make an honest women of herself” comment.

38 His “no doesn’t mean no” comment.

Then of course there were these Tonyisms. Similar ones have continued into his Prime Ministership.

Lest we forget.

39 ‘Jesus knew that there was a place for everything and it’s not necessarily everyone’s place to come to Australia’.

40 ‘These people aren’t so much seeking asylum, they’re seeking permanent residency. If they were happy with temporary protection visas, then they might be able to argue better that they were asylum seekers’.

On rights at work:

41 ‘If we’re honest, most of us would accept that a bad boss is a little bit like a bad father or a bad husband … you find that he tends to do more good than harm. He might be a bad boss but at least he’s employing someone while he is in fact a boss’.

On women:

42 ‘The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the mother’s convenience’.

43 ‘I think it would be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons’.

44 ‘I  think there does need to be give and take on both sides, and this idea that sex is kind of a woman’s right to absolutely withhold, just as the idea that sex is a man’s right to demand I think they are both they both need to be moderated, so to speak’.

45 ‘What the housewives of Australia need to understand as they do the ironing is that if they get it done commercially it’s going to go up in price and their own power bills when they switch the iron on are going to go up, every year…’.

On Julia Gillard:

46 ‘Gillard won’t lie down and die’.

On climate change:

47 ‘Climate change is absolute crap’.

48 ‘If you want to put a price on carbon why not just do it with a simple tax’.

On homosexuality:

49 ‘I’d probably … I feel a bit threatened’

50 ‘If you’d asked me for advice I would have said to have – adopt a sort of “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy about all of these things…’.

On Indigenous Australia:

51 ‘Now, I know that there are some Aboriginal people who aren’t happy with Australia Day. For them it remains Invasion Day. I think a better view is the view of Noel Pearson, who has said that Aboriginal people have much to celebrate in this country’s British Heritage’.

52 ‘Western civilisation came to this country in 1788 and I’m proud of that…’.

53 ‘There may not be a great job for them but whatever there is, they just have to do it, and if it’s picking up rubbish around the community, it just has to be done’.

On Nicola Roxon:

54 ‘That’s bullshit. You’re being deliberately unpleasant. I suppose you can’t help yourself, can you?’

The list is by no means complete and I am sure readers could add many more to it. His ludicrous statement about our navy’s problems with navigation and blatantly lying about turning boats around as opposed to turning them back. Lest we forget.

For a list of broken promises and lies go here. For more Abbottisms go here.

His lying and nasty ill-founded comments continue unabated further empathising his unsuitability for the job. Take this for example:

When Tony Abbott said this what did you think?

“You can vote Liberal or Labor and you’ll get exactly the same amount of funding for your school”.

“There will be no change to school funding under the government I lead”.

Then he said the Coalition will deliver on its education election promises, not on what some people “thought” it was going to do.

Now some time back Tony Abbott told us that the best way to understand the truth of what he was saying was to have it in writing. Otherwise what he was saying was just idle chatter for an audience.

So now I’m a little confused. You see now he is saying that what I thought he said is only a figment of my imagination. That what I think I thought he meant is not what he meant at all. That when he says something and I take it to mean one thing he has the option of saying that what I thought I heard was not what I heard at all. It was only my interpretation of what he meant mean, did he say what he meant or did he mean to say what he meant or was what he meant really what he meant.

I know what I thought and I know what I’m thinking now. Lying deceptive bastard. Lest we forget.

Another example:

When asked in parliament in February whether he stood by his statement of “no cuts to education, no cuts to health, no change to pensions, no change to the GST and no cuts to the ABC or SBS” made the night before the election, Mr Abbott responded:

“Of course I stand by all the commitments that this government made prior to the election. If there is one lesson that members opposite should have learnt from the experience of the previous term of parliament it is that you cannot say one thing before an election and do the opposite afterwards”

He was still saying the same thing this week.

Convicted of lying by his own words I would have thought. And not a word of protest from the main stream media.

Something truly remarkable is happening in Australian politics. The Australian Prime Minister who was as opposition leader a person devoid of character, is now attempting a personality conversion to rival nothing hitherto seen in an Australian leader. During his tenure as opposition leader he used colorful aggressive language. He was bullish in his attitude to others, particularly to the female Prime Minister of the day. His negativity was legendary. He held in contempt procedures of the House of Representatives and the conventions it upheld. Lest we forget.

Now a few months into his term of office we are expected to believe that he has transformed into a mild mannered, cultured man of some distinction. Walking the global stage as a gentleman with noble intent.

We are expected to put to one side the old Tony Abbott and embrace the new one with unbridled fondness. Lest we forget.

Well I am all for self-improvement. I like to think I have practiced it all my life. But in this instance I will not be conned with this nonsense.

David Marr’s quarterly essay “Political Animal” gives an engrossing even gripping insight into the persona of the leader of the opposition leader Tony Abbott.I made many observations as I read it and I cannot of course comment on everything. I must say though (given Tony Abbot’s statement that he finds gay’s intimidating) that I was a little bemused at how Marr even got to interview him. They apparently spent some time together which must have been excruciatingly uncomfortable for the then opposition leader. And given that Mr Abbott only allowed him to use just one quote I should think he probably wasted his time. Another thing that took my attention was the influence of Catholicism in his private and political decision making. He in apparently finds it difficult to make decisions without referral to his faith. Lest we forget.

Regardless of what political persuasion you are I believe we like to see character in our leaders. Now how do we describe character?

“Character is a combination of traits that etch the outlines of a life, governing moral choices and infusing personal and professional conduct. It’s an elusive thing, easily cloaked or submerged by the theatrics of a presidential campaign, but unexpected moments can sometimes reveal the fibres from which it is woven.”

When looked at in isolation the lies and indiscretions of Tony Abbott, his problems with women and even his negativity could perhaps all be written off as just Tony being Tony. Or that’s just politics. However my focus here is on character and whether Mr Abbott has enough of it to be the leader of our nation. My contention is that because we are looking at a litany of instances of lying, deception and bad behavior over a long period of time he simply doesn’t have the essence of character which is one of the main ingredients in the recipe of leadership. On the evidence thus far the Prime Minister falls a long way short.

Lest we forget.

It is however, in the area of truth that shows the worst aspects of his character. The future of this country is of vital importance. Given his performance of late he would do well to consider these words. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. It’s easy to understand what Abbott says because he only speaks in slogans. The difficulty is knowing what he means.

“As he spoke I expected the very essence of truth but his words came from the beginning of a smirk, or was it just a sneer of deception”

John Lord

If politics is fundamentally about ideas it is also about leadership. In this piece I have deliberately steered clear of policy argument in order to concentrate on character. On numerous occasions I have invited people on Facebook to list five attributes of Tony Abbott that warranted his election as Prime Minister of Australia. I have never received a reply. And when you look at the aforementioned list, is it any wonder. He is simply bereft of any character at all. He has been described as the mad monk and many other things but essentially he is a repugnant gutter politician of the worst kind.

Lest we forget.

“It is better to be comforted with the truth than be controlled by lies”

John Lord

Authors note.
The phrase ‘’lest we forget’’ is generally used as a mark of respect for those who have died in war. It does however have other meanings. One of which is a warning against lying and the perils of self-pride, exaggeration and bad leadership that eventually leads to an inevitable decline in power. It is in that context that I use it.


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135 replies

  1. Reblogged this on doctorrob54 and commented:
    Just so we remember.

  2. Spelling, smelling, punctuation. What is this that those who may not be articulate or do not have excellent literacy skill should be demeaned or excluded. I thought I lived in a democracy. This is the sort of elitism that excludes ordinary people who have useful opinions but lack verbal or written acuity. It’s time the wingers gave it a bloody miss. Try being dyslexic and see how you get on. Tony Abbot represents everything detestable about capitalism and neoconservatism and you worry and demean others in the name of some superior intent. Leave off please.

  3. “In brief words at the end of the service, Francis urged the crowd to “remember all the abandoned people” and spoke of the “monstrosity of man” when he lets himself be guided by evil.”

  4. xiaoecho and jandre
    not very happy with my comment above on rereading it but perfectly happy with the core sentiment that:
    1. IMHO neither of our old parties currently deserves our support. Although Abbott and his mob are disgusting as we all agree it is not nearly enough for Labor to be the least worst alternative.
    2. Neither of the parties will reform themselves as in both cases the source of the problem must agree to relinquish power for this to occur. For more on this see Lenore Taylor’s piece in the Guardian at http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/18/labor-and-liberals-both-struck-down-with-nsw-disease
    3. As if this is not bad enough mandatory distribution of preferences coupled with the increasing tendency for tweedle dum and tweedle dee to swap preferences means that for a third candidate to prevail in an election requires that he/she gets very close to 50% of first preference votes in (at best) a three way competition with Labor and the L-NP. This is a very big ask indeed given the resource they command to fight elections. Adam Bandt and Cathy McGowan achieved it this time but it takes extraordinary effort which for independents or small parties cannot be replicated.

  5. I think some people are being a bit precious about the term “Lest we forget”. Rudyard Kipling used it long before WWI, in his 1897 poem ‘Recessional’. People seem to have forgotten that almost an entire nation willingly followed Hitler’s lead and persecuted the Jews.The mob mentality is also evident in Australia as there are still plenty of people willing to support the LNP no matter how corrupt they are or how badly they treat working class Australians.

  6. Douglas. For what it’s worth I understood exactly what you were on about.

  7. I’m surprised that this little gem has not been erased by the Liberals, but that’s the magic of the internet : your promises and commitments as well as your failings are there for everyone to see, indefinitely:

  8. Abbotts, disapproval of ABC, seemed connected with the ABC, commentary on boat intervention by the Australian Navy tactics heavy handling of the situation which he seemed angry on this commentary, as far as I remember, ABC, was fairly impartial, this was not the way Abbott interpreted this report.

  9. What politicians and the public know is this world is going down, and now we have got rid of God and Marxism, and all idealistic possibilities now redundant, the only thing left is “Me” so with Rudd, know insider trading and his wife would have made 200 million dollars or more, for their biological family, this is a labor man, and Abbott, every time he puts on lycra, as seen in public, is money for his personal appearance.
    As finance put more money in to property, inflating housing costs and allied costs, created the new political party policy, debt, as a result this created, to pay, the “Me” generation.
    Consequently, the main political parties are now all the same, as they have to obey what some may say Mammon, or if you dislike the religious connotation, all men can be bought?

  10. Is there a way us Australians can have an election early to boot out Abbott. Is there away Australian people can get him out of government before he fucks up our country more & have him deported & band from setting foot on Australian soil along with all his supporters.

  11. I’m just blown away by how readily Liberal voters want to believe lies. If you try to tell them the truth they are not interested in references to check it out for themselves either. They just want to be spoon fed bullshit by Merde-och so they don’t have to think about anything for themselves.

  12. Reblogged this on The Life Of Von and commented:
    Oh! Mr Rabbit!!! Your lies, your misleading statements, your misogony, your bigotry, your condoning of your church and it’s abusive ways and your unswerving ability to insert your foot in your mouth – “a repugnant politician of the worst kind” indeed!

  13. Lee:

    They just want to be spoon fed bullshit by Merde-och…

    😀 😀 …hahahaha… 😀

    Ah.. er, no, waitez vous un bloody minute!

    c’est très elitist, n’est-ce pas?

  14. Reblogged this on Unload and Unwind and commented:
    This covers just about everything that comes to mind in regards to the unfitness of this man to lead this country, to have a say in our future and to be trusted to act in our best interests.

  15. Do you think going to confession alters ones perceptions? Lying becomes second nature when one can be forgiven so easily.

  16. Reblogged this on My Blog and commented:
    Well said.

  17. The way Phony Tony reacted to that female journo,
    took me back to when he was confronted with the “shit happens” video
    His bobbing head, his bulging eyes, tight lips,
    a sign that he has been asked something that he cannot respond to
    without showing his anger management issues

    He is immature, and this is when it shows
    So he either ignores the question, or rips strips off the “offending” journo
    Old saying ‘Those that speak the loudest are the most guilty”
    And O Farrell was pretty loud declaring to anyone who would listen,
    “he did not get bottle of expensive wine”,
    but the next day it all changed,he wouldn’t answer questions
    “as its not the right time” after he dramatically quit the top job

    But Phony Tony even topped Barry
    with his loud aggressive defense of Barry and the Liberals
    I think he may live to regret that attack on the female journo

    The constant massive memory loss, brain fades
    that are used as a defense by these pollies is
    a new disease I believe.
    Or is it just plain out right lying that they parcel up for us with a bow on top
    and then sell it to the public,
    as a new Alzheimer’s disease only afflicting politicians though…

  18. John Lord, in my view, the use of ‘Lest We Forget’, in your article I s entirely appropriate.

    While this late 19th century phrase has since been appropriated and associated with commemorating the fallen in war, the more haunting question which arises is ‘Lest we Forget What?’

    As Phillip Knightly’s book, ‘ The First Casualty’ clearly demonstrated, truth is the first casualty in war. Many millions of innocents were killed in the first half of the 20th century in global wars, including the legions of young men from all nations seduced or cajoled by the siren’s call to righteous nationalism. Thus, lest we forget the lies they were told, and lest we forget the human capacity to rationalise the most appalling practices enacted against other human beings,

    Tony Abbott stand centrally among the long historical tradition of ideologues, bullies, liars and venal political deceivers. For 4 years, he used the deceitful and simple sloganizing methodologies of war against Australia’s first female Prime Minister. On the asylum seekers question, which Abbott has now militarised, together with Scott Morrison, in the vile practices on Manus Island and Nauru, he should now be considered under international law as a person committing crimes against humanity.

    As you demonstrate John, via your analysis of this man’s public record , and his ethical unsuitability for high public office, lest we forget that the people of all nations can sometimes get it wrong in whom they actually elect to govern them, or, who comes to power through the cynical use of deception and / or force.

    A confronting article.

    Australia, in granting political legitimacy to the Abbott-led government what have you done ?

  19. Something to keep in mind about that Abbott person is that as a boxer he would know an angry person is not a clear thinking person. He is being the biggest arse on purpose. To keep everyone infuriated means he wins. Don’t let him win. Keep a clear calm head and let’s bring the turd down. Give him enough rope and he will do the job himself.

  20. scaper…:
    April 19, 2014 • 6:22 pm

    So finally…you accept a debate that you ran away from a year back?

    I’m up for it tomorrow as a bit distracted at the moment.

    Facts instead of feelings? Oh dear.

    Oh wow! More than 4 days later, and still no follow-up. It must take quite some time to put together a concise, fact-filled, scathing rebuttal.

    I bet it’s gonna be good….!

  21. Vagina, you are absolutely right. Abbott is like an Internet troll, constantly trying to inflame the Left (and all decent thinking people) in order to score political points.

  22. “Nazism gave us some dreadful, fundamental things to think about—we were decent people—and kept us so busy with continuous changes and ‘crises’ and so fascinated, yes, fascinated, by the machinations of the ‘national enemies,’ without and within, that we had no time to think about these dreadful things that were growing, little by little, all around us.”

  23. The forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the mealtimes, the visits, the concerts, the cinema, the holidays. But the spirit, which you never noticed because you made the lifelong mistake of identifying it with the forms, is changed. Now you live in a world of hate and fear, and the people who hate and fear do not even know it themselves; when everyone is transformed, no one is transformed. Now you live in a system which rules without responsibility…

  24. It is chillingly close isn’t it – it was the beginning for them. Let’s make sure it isn’t for us.

  25. I think if the public had known the politics of what Abbott, had intended he would not have been voted in to become Premier, the purchase of jet planes, at 12 billion dollars of taxpayers money and to reduce costs to pensioners and those who vulnerable, to pay for this indulgence for impressing the neighbors of Australia, and planes that are most likely already obsolete, the policy of not informing the public what the details of these planes capabilities are, shows the lack of faith the government has in the purchase of these planes.

  26. …the purchase of jet planes, at 12 billion dollars of taxpayers money and to reduce costs to pensioners and those who vulnerable, to pay for this indulgence for impressing the neighbors of Australia…

    To be fair, this silly decision was all but confirmed by the previous government. Labor is neck deep in this foolishness. Anyone who cared to look would have found that there was worldwide concern over this sacred Pentagon project.

    For example, the Canadians had their serious doubts… http://www.ipolitics.ca/2012/02/08/report-urges-a-plan-b-for-the-f-35/

  27. Four Corners did an excellent program on this last year. it’s a pity no-one listens until it’s too late.

    “It’s been billed as the smartest jet fighter on the planet, designed to strike enemies in the air and on the ground without being detected by radar. But after a decade of intensive development, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is over budget, a long way behind schedule and described by one expert as “big, fat and draggy”.

    The JSF project could cost Australian taxpayers tens of billions of dollars. Is this plane a super fighter or a massive waste of money?”


  28. “…Is this plane a super fighter or a massive waste of money?”

    Part of the issue, in Australia’s case, is that it’s not really a “fighter” at all. The JSF was intended primarily as a STRIKE aircraft. It’s job is to accurately drop bombs on targets. Any dog-fighting capability is in the context of performing it’s primary role.

    So… who are we expecting to bomb?

  29. I do not know anything about jet fighter planes, but according to comments on the F-35, made by those who seem to know this plane is not what it seems to be yet by Abbott’s, ideology, either he is dumb or is getting a back hander, or his ego is so inflated as to make it big, to match his inflated ego, surely this guy must have been advised by those who know? but do they? it seems a cynical exercise to cut pensions and indulge in a costly military exercise, that may make in time to make Abbott look stupid? but by then he will be living off a big taxpayers pension?

  30. It’s now six-and-a-half days and we’re still waiting for a counterargument from scape.

    But that’s fine… These things take time. And I just know it’s going to be mind-blowing!

  31. scaper…

    April 19, 2014 • 6:22 pm

    So finally…you accept a debate that you ran away from a year back?

    I’m up for it tomorrow as a bit distracted at the moment…

    After two weeks, I’m more breathless than ever for your searing rebuttal!

  32. Your post is so much more intelligently and eloquently worded than my emotions about this hypocritical, religiously-approved, rock ape would allow me to express.

    My father would have said of goons like Abbott, “May his armpits be infested with the fleas of a thousand camels, and may all his pubic hair turn into fishhooks”. We can only hope, right?


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