Abbott, 2010: It’s good that women do housework

22 Aug

While I think men and women are equal, they are also different and I think it’s inevitable and I don’t think it’s a bad thing at all that we always have, say, more women doing things like physiotherapy and an enormous number of women simply doing housework  Tony Abbott 2010

I don’t think there’s anything I can add to that.

40 Responses to “Abbott, 2010: It’s good that women do housework”

  1. ann odyne August 22, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    no argument from me. following the link reminded me that we didn’t get the K07 we thought we would, and I didn’t get the JuliaG I thought I would, so perhaps everything said at the link about TA, is also applicable to them – changing constantly to suit whatever is going on at the time, instead of actually just standing (fast) for something the electorate can believe in and support. we’re screwed.
    (doesn’t he look evil in that image!)


  2. DeeEmmDee (@DebinMelbourne) August 22, 2012 at 9:00 am #



  3. hudsongodfrey August 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    It is one of those compound sentences wherein two propositions are expressed the first of which is almost always a precursor to soften you up for something totally unreconstructed!

    Yes women are different Tony. Was it something in their budgie smugglers gave that away? I honestly don’t think you’ve thought much more about it than that, though we may note with relief that somebody has managed to inform you that they’re regarded as equals these days. Too bad you didn’t shut up at that point. Too bad you had to give examples that qualify your views in such narrow terms. In typical fashion its an each way bet in support of equality through housework.

    Well we don’t have to ask how you’re dealing with a Woman opponent and a female deputy speaker in the chair. Something you may have had the opportunity to contemplate while cooling your heels in the dunces corner yesterday!


  4. Hypocritophobe August 22, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    I think we seriously underestimate the serious amount of cerebral damage which may have occurred to this specimen, by way of pugilistic pounding.
    I imagine, in terms of intellect,it may just look like a plastic bag of grey junket between Abbott’s ears.
    Maybe we could find a comparable classification/weight class female boxer willing to get in a ring with this bloke,and fight his way?


  5. Sam Jandwich August 22, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    ”I take directions from women every day – my wife, my daughters, my chief of staff, other senior members of my office. Look, I am an entirely modern man in this respect.”

    I wonder has he ever asked himself how long it has taken these women to learn to speak to him in a way that doesn’t threaten his rather tenuous sense of masculine difference, so that their relationships can actually be productive?

    Or maybe he just expects other women to learn the same thing…


    • Hypocritophobe August 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

      I’d rather know what they think about him during the period before, during and immediately after “I take directions from women every day.”
      And what they mumble under their breath.

      I doubt it is something fit for the ears of minors or priests.

      I also wonder how many of the “directions” he takes involve a gesticulation involving two fingers,or less.


    • hudsongodfrey August 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

      I think we found out the answers to those questions yesterday when he got sin binned out of parliament.


      • Hypocritophobe August 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm #



  6. doug quixote August 22, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    Pre-Alzheimer’s syndrome, in my view. Consider the 72 seconds of silence as well.

    Unfit for public office – any office.


    • Hypocritophobe August 22, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

      Some would say that 72 seconds is a pretty good time for a damaged hard-drive to reboot.


  7. gerard oosterman August 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    The state of sexual relationships have reached such dire levels I rarely go anywhere without a litre bottle of Pine-o-clean and strong gardening gloves. With most Australians I insist on the use of a magnifying glass as well as a good herbicide such as ’round-up’.


    • Hypocritophobe August 22, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

      Which Pine O Cleen Gerard?


  8. gerard oosterman August 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    Pine-o- clean now comes with essence of Reinhart with just a touch of Palmer on the middle palate . Didn’t Abbott got a drumming from Leigh Sales to-night?


    • Hypocritophobe August 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

      I missed it.
      I think women should go easy on our future PM.
      He’s not a bad bloke really,it’s just the way his wife dresses him…….

      I cannot imagine the aroma of Rhino-heart,so I won’t.


      • Jennifer Wilson August 23, 2012 at 6:44 am #

        Women are going to thrash him. Women are going to beat him to a bloodied pulp and leave him gasping for air in the gutter. Women are going to give him an atomic wedgie he will never forget. Never underestimate the power of a woman, Tony. #tonyistoast


        • Hypocritophobe August 23, 2012 at 10:53 am #

          Bags a front row seat.


        • doug quixote August 24, 2012 at 7:55 am #

          Go for it Jennifer!


    • Hypocritophobe August 23, 2012 at 10:50 am #

      Rhino Cleen?


  9. paul walter August 23, 2012 at 5:51 am #

    The Sales Abbott interview was disturbing.
    Sales did ok, what an interviewer should do, but Abbott was an utter disgrace.


  10. Hypocritophobe August 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    Interestingly the story of Gillard hitting back was buried midstream of Channel Seven WA.
    Mark Riley was his usual smarmy self, and they made more of the issue about the security breach in the end.
    If that is not proof of how little the MSM wants Gillard to get traction,nothing is.And no mention of Abbott’s back flip at all.
    The MSM is basically corrupt,period.
    That is the other reason why Gillard is unelectable.Rednecks don’t watch the ABC or SBS, and these are the only places talking about these things, (the ABC recently and reluctantly)and as for Aunty, it appears only since Uhlmann disappeared ‘by the look of it’.


    • doug quixote August 23, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

      Point of order : Gillard has been elected. By the operation of the Australian system of democracy. She won the election of 2010.

      And she will win in 2013 – as I’ve said for two years.


      • Hypocritophobe August 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

        I hope you get to say i told you so,DQ,but you know what?

        Anyway, tonight Uhlmann re-appeared and he brought his usual grudge along.

        I think with little or no work he could give the interdweeb nutjobs and misogynists a run for their money.

        Can someone please ask Uhlmann exactly why he has no respect at all for Gillard.
        I mean putting aside the fact she is not Catholic,not male,not married and not anti abortion, what else makes him grind his teeth so much?


  11. Hypocritophobe August 23, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    Further to the farce that is the ABC and the Seven Dirty report.
    Tonight Chris Uhlmann snatches the steering wheel from Leigh Sales. He repeats the latest MSM smears, (just to reinforce them in the viewers psyche) adds a few more negatives and ends with a line like,
    “And Julia Gillard has plenty to worry about.”
    Following this we see a cold cross back to a very stern Leigh Sales.Why so sad Leigh?Did Chris not let you in on this?
    Were you not privvy to the script he ran?What’s it like being Chris’s underling,anyway?
    Get to use your freedom and independence?
    More than one night running?

    It seems beyond coincidence that the day after Sales eviscerates Abbott, her Catholic boss pops up and makes Gillard look guilty of a crime created by low life organisms.
    It seems even further beyond belief that neither he nor Sales mentioned Abbotts back flip on reading the BHP report.
    This smacks of the brother Catholics sticking together,and putting Sales back in her box, and further protecting Abbott’s brand.
    (And we all live with the scars of Uhlmann’s disgusting excuse for an interview of Gillard,earlier this year.He can’t see to let go.)

    As for the pathetic 4 line non apology in the Australian?
    Did Uhlmann not see the irony of that miniscule pseudo-retraction?
    Not even a serious analysis,he just pushed yesterdays barrow.
    What a joke.

    I can see Leigh Sales fading away to a life of home mum,after this soap opera.
    And that will be a sad loss to our ABC and journalism generally.
    Still we all know that certain powers are hardly likely to want a woman living in sin,pro-abortion at that, actually being legitimately voted in, by a secular society.

    Now that Sales has been thoroughly shackled I have the final reason to tune out from this abysmal excuse for current affairs.
    Australians, all, let us rejoice…….


    • Hypocritophobe August 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

      “He can’t seem to let go”


    • doug quixote August 24, 2012 at 7:54 am #

      You are a dreadful pessimist at times, Hypo. I suppose it is the flip-side of being an idealist.

      Sales is no.1 at 7.30, not Herr Uhlmann. I don’t suppose that she can control what the man says when he is “reporting” however. He is allegedly the political editor, which he sees as a soapbox for his own views, which seem remarkably close to the line the MSM, and Rupert in particular, have been pushing via the Rupert/Pell spokesthingy, aka Abbott.


      • Hypocritophobe August 24, 2012 at 9:22 am #

        Pessimist,idealist? Gee DQ you are going to run out of hammers soon if you don’t hit that bloody nail.

        Uhlmann is the chief political editor,Sales is the presenter,the host.
        If you think she tells him what to do,you need to step away from the books on Shakespeare my friend, and learn a bit more about corporate structure, 3 dimensional worlds and reality 110.
        I appreciate your brevity,though.I also appreciate that apart from your optimism of thinking Sales is number 1 in Uhlmannslovakia, you pretty much said what I did anyway.


        • paul walter August 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

          Fwiw, Sales is legit, but I can’t see what point there is in the ABC retaining Sturmfuhrer Uhlmann, if it seeks to retain its credibility and its audience.
          I’ve said before that I think that ABC has given up on current affairs and is preparing itself for privatisation.


          • Hypocritophobe August 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

            And who do you think is behind this little gem?
            Not too many names on these digs.And I believe the ABC wouldn’t want us to know who went looking for this,ans asked for it to go up.
            I do note it was provided by BHP.How convenient.Looks get the ABC and the coalition to do their bidding.

            Who’s running the country.again?
            The ABC?

            I am not criticizing Sales,I’m saying she does not have as much power as people seem to think.For that split second it looked like the ABC could follow the facts,but Uhlmann dragged it back 24 hours to the default MSM position within 24hours.
            How long a journo like Sales can tolerate that, before something gives is something I think we will all find out soon enough.


  12. Hypocritophobe August 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Massive EDIT
    That ‘lump’ /paragraph above (in the 3.28pm post )should read.
    * * *
    I do note it was provided by BHP.How convenient.Looks get they get the ABC and the coalition to do their bidding.

    Who’s running the country,again?
    Who’s running the ABC?


    • Hypocritophobe August 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm #


      “Looks LIKE they get the ABC, and the coalition, to do their bidding.

      (I missed lunch, and the blood sugar is testing my faculties.And for anyone who has had testy faculties,you will know how problematic,that is! Ouch!!)


      • paul walter August 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

        Don.t it like faculty testes?


  13. Hypocritophobe August 25, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    It’s contagious.

    “Do as your told woman!


  14. hudsongodfrey September 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    Posted an 4 closed before 8.


    • paul walter September 3, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

      Yes, the gestapo have shut down comments after a mere forty of these.
      BB is watching.
      IMO, RU486 must surely be a radical improvement of surgical procedures.
      Equally important, it is virtually a contraception rather than abortion measure at a very early stage of pregnancy. You can’t really suggest to me that a person is going to sit down and conduct a meaningful conversation on say, market economics, with a zygote?


    • Hypocritophobe September 3, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

      What do you expect HG,the place is crawling with the faithful.
      I mean look at the CVs of those on the payroll.


  15. Hypocritophobe October 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Thanks for bumping this thread.I just thought it was time for a prediction regarding the so called debate on who is the ‘greatest mysoginist between Abbott and Slipper.

    I predict that the Hero on the White steed, St Christopher Uhlmann,head knight of unbiased reporting,will gallop in to 7:30 and give his usual happy go lucky non-partisan take on the issue.

    Look out Julia.Look out Nicola.Look out all Labor women.
    Labor is again being strangled by the MSM,as it continues to rewrite Abbott’s CV, and all his failings/misdemeanours out of history

    And Sophie Mirrorball?
    We all know butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth.It wouldn’t dare.

    As for Julie Bishop ,given she used to hang off Ross Lightfoot,I think I shall pass on her judgement/taste in men.
    Both of these women should have been vehement at defending the caustic barrage aimed at Gillard since day one.(Ditch the witch,Juliar,chaff bag etc)
    Hypocrites and traitors of all women,in my opinion.


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