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Should We Pie-Face Our Politicians?

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A 22 year-old woman, Ahlam M. Mohsen, is being arraigned in court today for allegedly staging a pie attack on US senator Carl Levin (I say allegedly for legal reasons, but I imagine a pie-facing either happens or it doesnít) at the Armed Services Committee chairmanís constituent meeting in Michigan in protest against the war in Afghanistan. (msnbc.com)

It got me to thinking, in the lead up to the federal election this Saturday Ė perhaps a good pie in the face is a good way to really get our politicians to take notice of issues that are important to us! I for one would like to see Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard & Bob Brown lined up in a public forum with question askers allowed to arm themselves with the pie - even pasty product - of their choice and allowed to fire at will if they donít get a substantial response. (Maybe even a dunking chamber would be appropriate?).

On the ABCís Q & A program on Monday night one gentlemen spoke of overcoming his fears of homosexuality when he was forced to confront his own sonís sexual preferences. He put to Tony Abbott the question of when he will overcome his own fears and pass the bill to support gay marriage. Tony made the admission that every citizen should be allowed to live with dignity and respect (skimmed past equal rights) and failed to give the brave father any indication that he would ever change his mind.

Iíd say that deserves a big fat pie in the face! Maybe even of the lemon meringue variety so the gooey tangy residue would sting the scratches left by the impact of its crusty white peaks.

So I put to you members of society out there Ė what kind of issues would you like to pie our politicians over?
Posted by getupgo, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:53:58 AM
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Only the letter T separates a Wit from a TWIT
Posted by Belly, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 5:43:06 PM
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Belly! Thatís unbecoming of you!

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Yes getupgo there are certainly a few things that Iíd like to pie our pollies over.

The biggest one is the complete lack of expression about the precariously dangerous position that our whole society is in with its dependence on oil, which I have explained elsewhere on OLO recently. For example: http://forum.onlineopinion.com.au/thread.asp?article=10817#180121

I think that to say nothing about this issue in the lead-up to this election is irresponsible in the highest order.

The second issue is sustainability / stable population / much bigger reduction in immigration than what has been espoused by either Liberal or Labor.

Again, in this day and age, to not even talk about developing a genuine policy of sustainability with population stabilisation at its core (or to just barely mention it as Gillard has) is to be just about as irresponsible as an aspiring national leader could get!

Both Gillard and Abbott deserve many pies in their faces for these oversights!
Posted by Ludwig, Thursday, 19 August 2010 10:00:52 AM
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I would love to pie face Julia Gillard for announcing that she will support 1,000 more beasts of pray for the chaplaincy program. The chaplains are mainly provided by Scripture Union which has made no secret of its fundamentalist missionising. Our children deserve protection from this indoctrination.

Both Abbott and Gillard deserve pie faces for failing to speak about militarism and what Australia can do to work for a more peaceful world.
Posted by david f, Thursday, 19 August 2010 10:47:37 AM
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Now look here... throwing food around is a silly thing to do to politicians.... when the model has been shown to us in the West already.

Shoes are allowed to be thrown at politicians, maybe not in Iraq (or Iran) but they are in London, and since we are still part of the Christian Empire of QE2, who are we to ignore our Fathers?

And please, not the pasty, a truly wonderful foodie delight, what a shocking thought.

What next.... a shower of Melton Mobray's?

A welter of Spotted Dick?

A cauldron of muligatawny?

Oxo cubes at 50 paces?

No, a good solid brougue, a workers steel capped boot... a smelly old RM sounds more like what they deserve to me.

I do like the duckpond and dunking stool though... that should be re-adopted along with the market square stocks.
Posted by The Blue Cross, Thursday, 19 August 2010 11:26:49 AM
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Hehehe. Ooow yeah, a good solid steel-capped stinky old pig-farmerís RM Williams boot or two, preferably with a nice load of sloppy pig poo attached, would do the trick nicely! { :c )
Posted by Ludwig, Thursday, 19 August 2010 11:54:34 AM
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