Friday, August 31, 2007

MONDAY MANIA

On Monday we reveal that the founder of blog the Awful Cheek, Andrew Landeryou has been accused by a former investor of "ruthlessly shafting" him. Preferring to remain anonymous, the investor told Team Slanderyou that he was "extremely disappointed" with his investment ..."

More to come on Monday.

In the meantime, and over the weekend, you might want to consider how Landeryou, an unemployed bankrupt, can afford to be a subscriber of Foxtel. Obviously, he needs to do something else than surf the net for porn. But, how can he afford Foxtel?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

Oh dear. Another day in hypocrisy land

Andrew Landeryou is advertising the Fairfax website. The faux journalist has truly flicked the switch to hypocrisy.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Landeryou - would have loved to have been there


It was Andrew Landeryou's birthday last Sunday. Sorry we missed it. We would have loved to have been there.

Interesting oddity. The number one song on the Australian charts on that day in 1970 was "Up Around The Bend" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Spooky or what!

Anyway, all the best.

Please pass on your best wishes to Andy.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Fat Andy uses the F word






Fresh from finding a new friend in fellow court house groupie, Helen Darville, successful anorexia survivor Andrew Landeryou has resorted to using the F word regarding Albert Park preselections.

Andrew Landeryou has a new friend

Andrew Landeryou has a new friend. We no longer have to be concerned about his loneliness.

His new friend is skepticlawyer Helen Dale (nee Darville). Now a country lawyer, she has been a novelist, martial arts instructor, shelf-filler, graphic artist and physical education teacher. Long ago she won lots of literary awards and lots of academic awards, although these days she can be seen hanging around law courts in suspiciously goth-like clothing. She is the author of one novel, The Hand that Signed the Paper, many short stories and much journalism.


Both are fakes, and love "...hanging around law courts". Interesting.

Most recently, the skepticlawyer wrote favourably of Landeryou's editorial photochopping. THe only difference is that Skeptic is a memeber of something called the Liberal Democratic Party, while Landeryou writes for and on behalf of the Liberal Party.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

This may well explain Andrew Landeryou


This picture explains Andrew Landeryou's commentary. Add your own caption.

Monday, August 20, 2007

LANDERYOU: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE E.G OF “WHAT NOT TO DO”

Kathleen Clothier LLB MBA, of firm Governance 4 Pty Ltd, made a presentation titled ‘Non-Profit Governance for the 21st Century’ in 2005.

In the various examples of poor corporate governance in the not for profit sector, Andrew Landeryou featured prominently.

Landeryou of course was instrumental in managing a range of not for profit firms, including MUSU and IQ Corp. He was so successful that he led both organizations into insolvency.

Clothier said that:

  • Governance is about integrity, values and ethics
  • Governance is about skills and competence – as individuals, as a team and as an organisation
  • Governance is also about good governance ‘bones’ – structure and systems.

Clotheir wrote of Landeryou:

Melbourne University Student Union Inc & Andrew Landeryou

  • “Over 16 days of hearings, the court heard that Mr Landeryou was behind at least five deals struck between the union and companies that were associated with Mr Landeryou, who was MUSU president in 1991, and other former union presidents.
  • The deals included a $46 million agreement that committed MUSU to leasing student accommodation for 20 years.
  • Mr McVeigh (the liquidator) said he had referred to Victoria Police, matters including allegations of conspiracy to defraud, forgery, and obtaining an advantage by deception.
  • He told the Court that his investigations had uncovered contracts being awarded without appropriate approvals, falsification of records, conflicts of interest, and possible impropriety in student elections.
  • He also said this week that he had concerns about possible breaches of the Corporations Act relating to the use of phoney directors and forged signatures”.
  • "This insolvency has been difficult because what has been done has been systematic," he said. "It's almost a cultural corruption of the organisation, so we don't have one single person coming along and going, 'I will rip some money out of this'.
  • "It has required the co-operation of a large number of people.“

Now, test what we know of Landeryou against Clotheir’s statements about corporate governance.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Pippos mess

The Angela Pippos mess has left a significant bad taste in the mouth. What are your thoughts on the matter. Landeryou is claiming he was in the know! But how much, looks doutbful.

What's with elements of the ALP wanting to populate Parliament with journalists? Is that Landeryou's way into Parliament?

Spot the Similarity - the game is back

We have not had a ‘Spot the Similarity’ game for some time. And here is the sixth edition.

What is the similarity between Hamish Jones and Andrew Landeryou?

Hamish has been in a spot of trouble. He’s been caught out ranting and raving on his personal blog, ‘Ranting and Rambling’. Examples are here.

And he has since been dumped by Andrew Landeryou’s Liberals as a candidate for election.

So far, we’ve given away the two obvious clues as to Hamy and Andy’s similarity.


But what is really spooky, is that they are not just Liberal Party bloggers, and rant and ramble on blogs, but …. wait for it…. they look so similar!

Could Hamy and Andy be the same person? Slanderyou readers are well aware that Landeryou possesses a number of personalities – Freedom Freddy, Delia Delegate, Cait and Catter8.

So, given that the Liberals have punished Hamy, one Liberal Party blogger, when will it discipline Andy? (No jokes please that Andy is into that!)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Andrew Landeryou writes and writes and writes: but still doesn’t come clean (PART 2)

In July we wrote:

"Andrew Landeryou promised (a non-core promise it turned out) that he would use his blog to answer the many questions surrounding MUSU, IQ, his bankruptcy, and his penchant for blog sleazery.


If you pass your eyes over the labels on Landeryou’s porn blog, you will notice that Landeryou has been silent on MUSU, IQ, his bankruptcy, and his penchant for blog sleazery."

Well, Pickle has still yet to come clean.

Rex was the first to record his thoughts on Pickle in May 2005. Rex wrote:

We though it was about time to take another look at the Blog of Andrew Landeryou. Scion of the ALP family who the Age reported on yesterday, and who you will recall, famously disappeared to America leaving his wife ALP councilor Kimberly Kitching in the lurch, and serious questions being asked about his handling of companies and monies relating to various failed Melbourne University ventures.

Mr. Landeryou, you may recall, promised dirt, and lots of it, so we’ve been over to Mr. Landeryou’s place in an attempt to separate the dirt from the bitchy backbiting, the scuttlebutt from the polemic, the piss from the wind, so as to get a sense of what Mr. Landeryou has achieved so far.

So let’s start at the start: What does Mr. Landeryou promise to reveal?

Day 1: Tuesday May 3rd 2005 – A big day

Promises: a “warts and all account”, a “no-holds barred extravaganza of truth, justice and [his] way”.

Promises: to “[expose] yet untold tales about the King Solomon Lew and his court jester highly secretive ..Michael McLeod”, to reveal all about “[manipulation of] Coles Myer AGM’s to financing branch stacking”.

Promises: that “Evan Thornley a former business partner of [his] ..will also find a great deal of old memories to ponder as he enjoys his retirement”

Asserts: That the Age gets its facts wrong, and that a company called IQ Corporation (one of Landeryou’s companies) and other Landeryou vehicles gave lots of money to the ALP over the years.

Brings a new, and seemingly unrelated player into the tale: A Dean McVeigh. The liquidator of the failed Melbourne University Student Union, with the implication that Mr. Veigh’s fees are possibly excessive and a request that they be revealed. It doesn’t seem that Mr. McVeigh has much connection with Mr. Landeryou’s past, but Mr. Landeryou is now interested in Mr. McVeigh

Day 2

Paints The Age and journalist Leonie Wood as inner city latte lefties, who get their facts wrong and don’t understand business.

Clarifies that Evan Thornley is not a target actually, but just didn’t run his company Looksmart well. The same company that turned Mr. Thornley into a multi-millionaire.

Unearths a connection between Mr McVeigh, the Liquidator and Solomon Lew.

Introduces for the first time The Wardlow Transaction, and rails at a comment in an ABC report by Michael McLeod (Sol Lew’s jester see above). Mr. Landeryou asserts that he, his wife and his father were effectively “blackmailed” into buying $3 Million worth of shares in IQ Corporation by Sol Lew. According to Mr. Landeryou, it was a “shakedown”, “a transaction as notorious and as corrupt as possibly any other in [Sol Lew’s] career”. (more on this later)

Day 3

Discusses money laundering by Unions, and Alleges that Brian Daley – A Union boss, The President of the ALP in Victoria and a key member of THE LEFT, effectively taxes his union members to create a slush fund which is then drawn on to finance election campaign activities

Has several more goes at The Age and reporter Leonie Wood

Reveals where he was all that time when people were looking for him: Namely Costa Rica, Honduras and the US – But doesn’t reveal what he did, just gives a little pitch for a future role on ‘Getaway’.

Day 4

More about the Liquidator McVeigh, which Mr Landeryou seems to be quite obsessed with now. He commits to probe Mr. McVeigh further. His request that McVeigh’s fees are investigated is not unreasonable.

Allegations in court that Mr. Landeryou forged signatures and enquiries over missing millions.

Digresses with stories about his dog and The Age. Seems to hate The Age.

Day 5

More of the same on McVeigh and his Fees.

Day 6

Nothing important

Day 7

Details The Wardlow Transaction . Explains that IQ corporation was an Internet startup. The company’s purpose was to ride the internet bubble, and that Sol Lew’s investment was an attempt to profit from that. The bubble burst before the profits could be made, and Landeryou alleges that Sol Lew’s minders forced him and his wife to sign over her house (called Wardlow) under threat of a barrage of negative publicity which would ruin his and her political careers. The house worth $3 Million was exchange for Sol Lew’s shares in the already failed IQ Corporation. Commenters on his blog quite rightly ask why he signed. He reaffirms it was all about wanting to avoid Sol Lew’s bad publicity threat.

Claims that Solomon Lew is spying on him. Has photos to prove it, and provides additional details. Implies that Somolon Lew’s law firm is involved in the surveillance also.

Day 8

Makes a spurious and irrelevant connection between Sol Lew and Evan Thornley.

In one massive post, takes issue with another Fairfax paper the Financial Review for being biased. Promises to tell more about Evan Thornley if he runs for office. And accuses the Fin Review Journalist of having an ALP factional barrow to push.

Counts Ronald Reagan as a great man.

Day 9

Introduces a new story about Solomon Lew and a meat-pie company. He claims the pies were dodgy.

Plans to create a catalogue of complaints from people who hold a grudge against Sol Lew.

Day 10 – May 12th A busy day.

Accuses the ABC of getting it wrong.

Has a dig at various people on THE LEFT. Pretty much seems to despise THE LEFT from what I can see.

Suggests that the campaign being run by The Age against ALP branch stacking is a result of THE LEFT calling in favours. Once again mentions Brian Daley, and his alleged slush funds used to achieve political aims.

Again mentions McVeigh and an apparent reluctance to reveal his liquidators fees, and has a dig at liquidators in general.

Further digs at the professionalism of The Age’s Leonie Wood

Gushes about Liberal MP Sophie Panopolous, who is one of the Victorian Liberals putting pressure on Mr. Howard to cut taxes back to 30%, and is backing Voluntary Student Unionism legislation.

Give political advice to Kim Beazley.

Day 11

Repeats himself on McVeigh, The Age, and Leonie Wood

Discusses Coles-Myer profit results and suggests that Sol Lew is not happy that they are doing so well without him.

Alleges branch stacking by THE LEFT

Touches on some incident relating to child porn and ALP people. Difficult to follow.

Day 12

Decides to get stuck into Leonie Wood again, and the way she writes her articles.

Takes a swipe at another Fairfax journalist Alan Ramsay for poor journalism

Comments on Sol Lew’s general business philosophy as cited in the Fin.

More on the child porn incident and some resultant sackings, and the ALP connection.

Day 13

More of the same on The Age and lefty bias.

Photos of McVeigh and his Rolls Royce

Day 14 Monday 16th

More reports on McVeigh and his car collection.

An ABC interview with Jon Faine. Faine gets high marks for niceness, but is marked down for lack of research.

Complains about pervasive Left Wing bias at the ABC.

Reports that McVeigh’s neighbors are not happy wth McVeighs neigbourliness.

A Promise that the next day an exiting story about Sol Lew will be given

Day 15

Applauds the Herald Sun for fair and balanced journalism in reporting the child porn incident, and the ALP factional connection.

Once again gushes over Liberal Party MP Sophie Panolopous, and her backing of Voluntary Student Unionism (VSU) legislation.

Alleges that Sol Lew used his position in Coles Myer and access to its resources to secure a lucrative personal deal with American fashion brand Nine West, effectively dudding Coles Myer shareholders.

Summary

What does it all mean? Does Mr Landeryou deliver on his promises? Here’s our take:

Cons

- Fails (so far) to mentions anything about the manipulation of the Coles Myer AGM
- Fails to identify any rorts in the ALP Right, (only the Left) despite promising to reveal all about financial branch stacking – It looks like there some things he’s not willing to divulge.
- Lets Evan Thornley off the hook quite early after initially promising much
- Hasn’t adequately explained his movements overseas, and what all the bank transactions were about.
- Harps on far too much about the Age, Fairfax,the ABC and left bias.

Monday, August 13, 2007

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: THE PICKLE CODE - LANDERYOU EDITS OUT TRUTH

Andrew Landeryou is the author of Australia’s sleaziest political blog, The Offal Pickle.

He heavily features sleaze, half naked footballers, and other assorted nastiness. So much so, that his blog has been described as "Crap".

A prominent feature of his editorial policy is his relentless editing and deletion of any opinion, comment, viewpoint, that seeks to counter and correct the public record as a result of him publishing his sleazy opinions.

Now the truth can be revealed.

Landeryou, has publicly admitted to the devious art of deleting comments from his blog that disagree with him and question his logic (rather lack of it).


There are so many victims of this discriminatory policy. One reader to this blog, The Dark Rider

wrote:

After watching my comments being edited and deleted, I realised unless I was willing to set up a blog and devote a lot of time to making it work, I wouldn’t be able to achieve the level of debate and closer scrutiny I think a lot of his ‘reports’ deserve. If nothing else, a forum where dissenting views to Landeryou’s can be put forward without being sabotaged would be a great start.”

We can now reveal that Landeryou has learnt the art of comment deletion here. Not only that, he has reveled in revealing that he has used this devious technique often.

Landeryou in August of 2005 wrote:

great tip (sic) I use it all the time”.

At the time Landeryou wrote this, he was a member of the Australian Journalist Association, and who later went on to successfully breach every possible clause within the Association’s Code of Ethics.

No wonder Landeryou’s nickname is Pickle!

If you are a victim, please let us know in the comments section.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Slanderyou will be on hols this week

Since we've started our intimate little blog we've published 185 Posts, and received 2095 comments from readers.


So.... we are taking a short one week break, from rummaging through Andrew Landeryou's entrails.

Have a great week, and feel free to comment on issues relevant to you.

Truth on!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Weekend time: want fries with that Andy - of course you do

It's the weekend. Time to look forward to a few days off, and time to reflect. As you do, think of what Kitty Litter said of you know whom:
"In an early post on here I called Andrew Landeryou an irritating little tit. ...and frequently praises utter scum as patriots".
Landeryou will be tucking into his weekend feast of KFC by now!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Landeryou.net

According to a Thai domain name registry, it had many domains of .com and .net to be deleted by April 15, 2007.

Where it gets interesting is this domain: Landeryou.net. Why was it registered?

(To find it, use Ctrl-F and type in Landeryou.)