YspeopleExplore tab

F**k boofhead Barnaby and moralising Malcolm

Thumb angry biker showing middle finger with both hands 000078716059 small

About Subversive

Do you have your own gripe with your local or state government? And what are the streets like in your part of town, in your home state?

If you'd like me to fire a rocket up them, or a shoddy business, I'm listening! You can email me here.

The grubbiness of the Barnaby Joyce affair shows there is pain ahead for many, including the good voters of Australia.

With moralising Malcolm Turnbull as our Prime Minister and boofhead Barnaby Joyce as our Deputy Prime Minister, is it any wonder that we have lost faith in politicians?

Boofhead and Moralising.

Boofhead and Moralising.

Now, this rant is not about politics. I express no view on the policies and politics of the two men in question, or Bill Shorten and Tanya Plibersek, who are working hard to score political points from the boofhead behaviour of Barnaby and the feigned moral stance Malcolm has taken.

As far as I am concerned, there are no saints in this bunch. Everyone has a vested interest -- and are doing what ever they can to serve that interest.

Barnaby, like all ‘good politicians’, is putting his own interests ahead of all else.

He will have sex with who he wants, when he wants, call her a partner when he wants (and only when he wants), moralise about marriage when it suits him, and screw up his wife’s life because it is easier than being up front and transparent, while dragging his daughters lives through his wars.

At the same time, Barnaby is causing damage to his party, the government and potentially the nation. This is all because it serves him better to stay in office rather than step aside and allow another National Party member to become the Leader and Deputy Prime Minister.

It is all about Barnaby!

Moralising Malcolm is not much better.

He announces that Barnaby will be taking leave, empowering the Opposition to have a field day attacking Barnaby in Question Time a short time later.

Then he calls a media conference and suggests that Barnaby reflect on his position, rather than having that conversation in private where it belongs. He then announces a standard that Ministers can no longer have sex with their staff, when two things are very clear.

Firstly, moralising Malcolm lacks the courage to enforce existing ministerial standards, a number of which, it appears, Barnaby has already broken.

Secondly, moralising Malcolm already knows that enforcing his new standard will be almost impossible while causing all kinds of other problems, including encouraging the media to investigate the sex lives of Ministers.

Then we come to Bill Shorten and Tanya Plibersek.

While much of what they say is undoubtedly true, none of it is said with any objective other than scoring political points, and all of it is being said, in the full knowledge that Julie Bishop may have been the only political leader this week who spoke the unabridged truth when she said: "People in glass houses should not throw stones.''

If you ask me, this is very good advice, particularly in the light of the ALP attack on the Liberal and National parties over the number of MPs they endorsed who were dual citizens. That one has certainly come back to bite the ALP.

Further, my understanding -- from talking to many federal Members of Parliament and senators over the years -- is that so many them are having sex with staff, and many others, for that matter.

There are no saints here.

There is no high ground here.

There is no good news here for anyone. There is pain ahead for many, including the good voters of Australia.

For that, I say f**k boofhead Barnaby and moralising Malcolm!

Banner 1
| Your rating
No ratings yet

Related stories

That desperation to ''know'' and be right can cause so much unnecessary conflict.

When 'knowing' is dangerous


Nothing starts more conflict than people ''knowing'' stuff.

Politics Community Philosophy
7 days ago
(Ys Comment)
Do you trust politicians? Picture: Shutterstock.

Why don’t we trust politicians?

Here are my top five reasons that politicians are not trusted -- and they all relate to behaviour.

Australia Social Issues Politics
9 days ago
(Ys Comment)
Who is going to make their country better for their children, if they don’t? Picture: Shutterstock.

The real refugee question

All three of the common arguments against refugees have ignorance at their root. But there is one question yet to be addressed.

Australia Middle East Politics Social Issues
10 days ago
(Ys Comment)
Lines of people wait to collect natural spring water for drinking during the Cape Town drought.

Water: a crisis in the making

Cape Town is about to run out of water -- and 11 other major cities are facing the same plight. Horrifying, isn't it?

Australia Travel Environment
16 days ago
(Ys Comment)
PM Malcolm Turnbull attends another military show of strength.

Why the obsession with war?

Why we must rethink our view of the military -- and care more for our returned soldiers.

Community Australia Politics
17 days ago
(Ys Comment)
Finding your mythical purpose.

Perhaps it's your 'fate' to read this post

Why it pays to create your own purpose ... and other philosophical musings.

Community Phhilosophy
24 days ago
(Ys Comment)
We have a beautiful country but is our national anthem accurate? (Image: Shutterstock).

Australia's national anthem a disappointment


As far as national anthems go, Advance Australia Fair fails to mean much to me. Here's why.

History Culture Australia
About 1 month ago
(Ys Comment)
Shop safely from the comfort of home by following these simple rules.

Shop safely online with these simple rules


Wondering what all the fuss is about with online shopping, but scared of being ripped off? Don't worry, we'll steer you right.

Technology Money
About 2 months ago
(Ys Comment)
When it comes to condoms, what happened to the old adage, ''if it's not on, it's not on''?.

Let's talk about sex, Baby Boomers

We want to talk about safe sex ... and why so many of you aren't using condoms. Come join the conversation.

Community Health Relationships
About 2 months ago
(Ys Comment)
The world's wealth is controlled by just one percent of the population.

We are all victims of greed-driven inequality

And nowhere is this inequality more obvious than in the US President's playground of Miami, Florida.

Community Social Issues Money
About 2 months ago
(Ys Comment)

Have your say!

Your Great Australians

Trending stories
Marriage is a con, serving no purpose at all.

Marriage is a symptom of ugliness

Relationships and love have...

(Love & Relationships) 2 days ago
She truly does love, honour and obey Jim.

Jim really does spank his wife often

Part two in the story of...

(Love & Relationships) 4 months ago
Camel milk vanilla slice.

Camel milk vanilla slice

A delicious slice created...

(Epicure) 7 days ago
I'm dying of laughter!.

These fabulous puns have groan on me

Everybody loves a good pun,...

(Pastimes) 7 days ago
You want to ensure your medications are well-managed while overseas.

How to manage your medication while travelling

Follow these 13 handy tips...

(Travel) 9 days ago
Weekly Poll
Photographic memories
It's 35 years since the Ash Wednesday bushfires in South Australia and Victoria claimed 75 lives and more than 2500 buildings.