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Liberating Language, Tres 'Progressive'!

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<There are calls for the ACT's Education Minister Joy Burch to stand down after she rewteeted a tweet which labelled her federal counterpart Christopher Pyne as a "ct">
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/12/06/15/10/act-minister-in-hot-water-after-offensive-pyne-tweet

Obscene language that earns a swift rebuke for the user on Ch39&40, the trucking traffic channels on UHF.

Grrls, you have come a long way.

Or is that fallen a long way? Your pick.
Posted by onthebeach, Friday, 6 December 2013 9:07:08 PM
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Yeah spot on.

One can only imagine what would have happened if a non-"progressive" had used that term.There would have been cries of "misogyny" and god knows what else.

It's all in the spin --and "Progressives" are masters of the art of spin.
Posted by SPQR, Sunday, 8 December 2013 6:29:21 AM
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No indignant screeching and demands for her resignation from her fellow leftie Labor Emily's List members, despite the fact that there are notables from Julia Whatshername's infamous 'Handbag Hit Squad' among them.

Emily's List
http://www.emilyslist.org.au/our-mps

One can only imagine what language they use together, at their knees-ups. Likely it would make a truckie blush.
Posted by onthebeach, Sunday, 8 December 2013 7:12:04 AM
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What a disgusting topic.
I'm amazed that you two pretend to be offended by such language, or is it just because it was a nasty woman who said it?

If we were to report on the language of all politicians we would be here all day...
Posted by Suseonline, Sunday, 8 December 2013 11:52:07 AM
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Dear Suse,

You're right about the language that politicians
use - it is often very cringe-worthy, tawdry, and they all
should know better. Referring to our former Prime Minister's
breasts, thighs, and genitalia, on a dinner menu at a
Liberal Party get together for a "knees Up,"
is a case in point.

"Julia Gillard Kentucky Fried Quail -
Small breasts, huge thighs
And a big red box..."

Enough to make one blush?
Posted by Foxy, Sunday, 8 December 2013 12:38:08 PM
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Except Foxy it wasn't on the dinner menu !

Can someone tell me why people of the left are called "Progressives" ?
Surely it is a contradiction of terms ?

What they advocate is a return to the neo-communist policies of the last century.
Posted by Bazz, Sunday, 8 December 2013 1:44:51 PM
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