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20 April 2014

by Mike.B

Easter Eggs; Computer Eggs and Abbott's Eggs

It's Easter sunday, and as the Christians of Australia celebrate their faith, and their children innocently search in the garden for hidden chocolate eggs, intellectually devoid of the meaning of Easter. There is no meaning to them other than to secure a feast of chocolate that in many cases will make their stomachs' churn and destroy their appetite for the rest of the day.

Computer programmer's code 'eggs' into their game programs for enthusiastic gamers to find as they play those games. It is a sign of the programmer's ability to hide his playful 'eggs' in plain sight for the glee of his game followers as they inadvertently discover them.

There is simple joy in both of the above.

Easter, though, is about celebrating death and resurrection, it is built into the Christian faith. Tony Abbott is a devout Christian, and he has laid some 'eggs' that may outlast religion of all faiths.

I am not a vindictive person, but as I look at the history of Abbott's statements, comments, and Abbottism's, it makes me realise why I detest the man, his policies, his ethics, and most of all, his politics.

A major list of Abbottism's can be found HERE. Below are some gems. They are not listed in any chronological or meaningful order, they are sinply Abbott. The man who is leading our country, and shouldn't be...

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

Tony Abbott April 5th 2010 Q&A, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Gillard won't lie down and die.

Tony Abbott May 29th 2012 Herald Sun

Father, 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 [homosexuals in the Catholic church].

Tony Abbott March 19th 2009 Q&A, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

I believe that there is a vast moral gulf which separates modern Australia from Nazi Germany. But can we be so sure that, under pressure over time, we will not slide down the same slippery slope. We only have to look at the abortion situation in this country.

Tony Abbott October 16th 1995 Australian Parliament: Hansard

I accept that resolutions made in church often wilt under the hot breath of passion, I think I know that as well as any person in this chamber.

Tony Abbott February 15th 2006 Australian Parliament: Hansard

I know politicians are going to be judged on everything they say but sometimes, in the heat of discussion, you go a little bit further than you would if it was an absolutely calm, considered, prepared scripted remark. Which is why the statements that need to be taken absolutely as gospel truth are those carefully prepared scripted remarks.

Tony Abbott May 17th 2010 Daily Telegraph

Every day the Prime Minister stands in this parliament to defend this Speaker will be another day of shame for this parliament and another day of shame for a government which should have already died of shame.

Tony Abbott October 9th 2012 Australian Parliament: Hansard

We have to get this straight: euthanasia is not about the right to die; it is about the right to kill.

Tony Abbott October 16th 1995 Australian Parliament: Hansard

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 1979 Radio interview

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.

Tony Abbott February 8th 2010 Sydney Morning Herald

It would be folly to expect that women would ever approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, their abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons.

Tony Abbott 1979 Four Corners

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.

Tony Abbott March 17th 2004 tonyabbott.com.au

If half the effort were put into discouraging teenage promiscuity as goes into preventing teenage speeding, there might be fewer abortions, fewer traumatised young women and fewer dysfunctional families.

Tony Abbott March 17th 2004 tonyabbott.com.au

I also think that if you want to put a price on carbon, why not just do it with a simple tax? Why not ask motorists to pay more, why not ask electricity consumers to pay more and then at the end of the year you can take your invoices to the tax office and get a rebate of the carbon tax you've paid.

Tony Abbott July 29th 2009 Interview with Sky News Australia

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. Not withstanding all his or her faults, 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.

Tony Abbott July 2nd 2002 ABC Radio

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.

Tony Abbott April 5th 2010 Q&A, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

There may not be a great job for [Aboriginal people] 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.

Tony Abbott June 30th 2010 The Age

We just can't stop people from being homeless if that's their choice.

Tony Abbott February 11th 2010 Sydney Morning Herald

Just as Al Gore invented the internet: whatever policy she wants, she invented it.

Tony Abbott September 13th 2011 Australian Parliament: Hansard

And there you have it. Scientists may be looking for the impossible in trying to find the 'God particle', it would be more futile to look for signs of intelligence between Abott's ears!

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