Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Landeryou's chicken fetish

We have previously reported that Landeryou has a fondness for deformed chicken.

His fetish for chicken has again caused public outrage.

TS is especially worried for Landeryou's health. It was not long ago reported that Landeryou suffers various health problems, such as cranial gigantism, antisocial personality disorder (abbreviated APD or ASPD), delusions, and narcissism.

On other matters, we were going to release the new happy snaps of Landeryou enjoying his freedom. But on second thoughts we decided to delay publication - this will drive Andy nuts.

38 Truth On Comments:

Anonymous said...

This explains everything.

Anonymous said...

Antisocial personality disorder (abbreviated APD or ASPD)

is a psychiatric diagnosis in the DSM-IV-TR recognizable by the disordered individual's impulsive behavior, disregard for social norms, and indifference to the rights and feelings of others.

Sounds like Andy...

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the Landeryou happy snaps, but does he really live in Brunswick?

A friend of mine does volunteer work with a group from their church, looking after what she calls "hopeless cases" who live in the Housing Commission tower block between Sydney Road and the rail line at Jewell. She was at Melbourne Uni during the reign of terror and says she keeps recognising Landeryou at the flats.

Does he live there or does he just go along for the free meals Vinnies provide?

Anonymous said...

Day three of the election campaign, and what does the fat boy have on his site? A story ripped off from The Age on Gavan O'Connor (doesn't his website say "Boycott The Age"?), a YouTube link and a promise of yet more reporting on student politics irrelvancies to come.

Anonymous said...

How will it drive Landeryou nuts? If anything, he'll simply assume you're bullshitting and you don't really have a picture.

Anonymous said...

Nuts... mmmmmm! Nuts make good stuffing for poultry. Andy is drooling over his keyboard. Watch out Andy! You'll short your system!

Cait Catt said...

This topic and the comments so far received show the poor quality of this blog. Truly the blog of filth.

catter8 said...

I met a Filthia at Draculas Theatre Restaurant in Carlton. She was totally obnoxious. Of course that's what she was paid to do and the clients loved her.

Can recommend readers of this blog visit Draculas some time. Filthy blog readers being greeted by Filthia.

Anonymous said...

Pauline Hanson likes Draculas in Queensland. You can perve at her on the Draculas web site. Will Pauline make it into the Senate? I think she will. She's gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

No surprise. No Walkley award nomination for El Gordo again this year.
However, that won't stop him fraudulently claiming one.

Cait Catt said...

Below is the complete list of finalists. I am disappointed Andrew Landeryou is not among them this time. Not too worried about Slanderyou. He or she does not deserve one.

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catter8 said...

Andrew Landeryou has a scoop today. He revealed before anyone else that Brendan O'Connor plans to stand as an Independent candidate for the federal seat of Corio. Should be an interesting contest. My cattery is in Corio so all of us cats will be taking a keen interest. No sign of Slanderyou. I want to eat him but he or she is too frightened to pay a visit.

Anonymous said...

catter8 got it wrong. It is Gavan O'Connor and not Brendan O'Connor. The other O'Connor is the MHR for the seat of Gorton I think. This is what Landeryou put on his blog this morning:

Thursday, 18 October 2007
RATTY: Morose Multi-Millionaire Gavan O'Connor Betrays The Party That Gave Him Everything To Prove His Personal Vote Is Sweet FA

The former Labor member for Corio - deposed by local Party members who were tired of his time-serving bludging approach - Gavan O'Connor has announced his candidacy as an "independent" candidate.

Appropriately his announcement occurred at a yacht club, where multi-millionaires like him live the high life on the Bay. In their case, they've earned the bucks the hard way. Gavan's pulled his multi-million dollar fortune from parliamentary superannuation, while other parts of his family have been convicted of fraud offences attracting long jail sentences.


Mario Siketa - his brother in law and close friend - was sentenced to twenty six months jail last year and ordered to pay a pecuniary penalty of $280,872.75 after being convicted for taking kick-backs when working for Wilson Parking.

Despite a $150,000 salary, O'Connor's brother-in-law copped forty-one payments in cash in secret bribes and a jetski apparently used by the federal MP on occasion totalling $298,000.

We have asked O'Connor whether he received any financial support from his brother-in-law and how many times he used the jet-ski but have not as yet had a response.


O'Connor's decision to run comes despite his "solemnly promising" during the ALP preselection process that if he lost that he would not rat on the Party and run as an Independent. A politician who lies. Who knew?

His selfish and insane bid for power will almost certainly derail and incinerate the surprisingly strong campaign of Darren Cheeseman, ALP candidate in the marginal seat of Corangamite. Some speculate this suits O'Connor because he is a very close friend of besieged, elderly Corangamite MP Stewart McArthur.


O'Connor whose leftard credentials are well established with the exception of his belief that women who have abortions should be imprisoned is expected to be flicking the switch to Wacko in his local campaign.

With even the local Socialist Left faction appalled by his betrayal, the OC hears that O'Connor will be drawing on the support of local "anti-flouride" activists who believe that the use of flouride in our water supply is a sinister method of state control of our lives.

Long-time former electorate officer and Socialist Leftard Judy Loney is believed to have quit O'Connor's office last night in disgust at his decision, creating an opportunity for moonbats of many different persuasions to swoop upon the O'Connor campaign for the imprisonment of women who have abortions and the immediate cessation of the use of flouride in water.


While Team Marles is probably upset about his decision to run. The OC welcomes it. We celebrate it. This is the election horse-whipping Gavan O'Connor had to have.

In this poll, we will get to have a thorough examination of:

■ O'Connor's role in a fraud that led to his brother-in-law's imprisonment (still in jail);

■ O'Connor's role in corrupting ALP memberships including branch-stacking;

■ O'Connor's expenditure of taxpayer funds for self-promotion, luxurious overseas travel and his office of filth;

■ O'Connor's participation in a campaign of sleaze including teaming up with embittered ex-girlfriends of political opponents;

■ O'Connor's commitment to imprison women who choose to have an abortion; and

So very much more.

Game on.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Fat Boy. No scoop. Try again. You were a day behind the Geelong News and hours behind the ABC and AAP on Gavan O'Connor.

Anonymous said...

lard boy wont be nominated for a walkley because to get a walkley you have to be a journalist

thr rotund one never has been a journalist and never will be

Anonymous said...

Landeryou was a member of AJA but his membership was voided.

Anonymous said...

dough boy might have been a member of the AJA but he was never a journalist!

Anonymous said...

I saw him in A1 Bakery - he is fugly to be sure

Anonymous said...

The MEAA (hasn't been the AJA for a long time) would welcome El Gordo as a member. It also represents clowns.

Anonymous said...

Fat Boy has not been happy with this thread one little bit!

Cait Catt said...

The Landeryou Blog is again first with the latest, and it is a disgrace Andrew has not been nominated this year for a Walkley award, having won the inaugural Walkley Blog Award last year. It seems the smear campaign from this blog of filth (Slanderyou should perform with Filthia at Draculas)has influenced the Walkley judges.

To get back with the OC's latest scoop. The Landeryou blog predicted before anyone else that O'Connor would rat in Corio. Excellent sources and excelllent journalism.
Read below the comment from today's Aged, which only goes to prove how good the Landeryou blog is:

Sunday, 21 October 2007
NUKED: Labor's Rat of Revenge Excoriated In Sunday Age // Stirring Invective Makes OC Look Second Rate // We Pledge To Do Better


We have rarely before felt the urge to quote the Sunday Age at any length. But today, for your reading pleasure, we republish its blistering nuclear annihilation of disgraced Labor rat Gavan O'Connor, unabridged, without further comment.
More than he can chew

Jason Koutsoukis
October 21, 2007

THE vote was unanimous. The inaugural winner of the Mal Colston Medal for Treachery has gone to … Gavan O'Connor.

Liberals everywhere have been falling over themselves in the stampede to congratulate O'Connor, the venal hypocrite who waited until last Thursday to rat on his party and do the most damage possible to those friends and colleagues he has worked alongside for the past decade.

In case you've never heard of O'Connor, he's the erstwhile Labor MP who is now the independent candidate for Corio, which covers Geelong. Launching his campaign last week, O'Connor accused his former party of branch stacking, money laundering and of making grubby political deals.

O'Connor's transformation from a man of principle and integrity to one deluded by self-interest and greed is a salutary lesson in how politics can corrupt. Make no mistake, O'Connor destroyed himself last Thursday, and everything he once stood for.

He has chosen a road at the end of which he will find only bitterness and misery.

He may not regret his decision today, or tomorrow. But whoever wins the federal election, O'Connor will be haunted by the knowledge that he betrayed the party that made him. It will itch and scratch him like a hair shirt, one he will never be able to take off.

joho200 The best description I have ever heard of what it means to belong to a political party was given by John Howard during his 2005 Christmas valedictory speech to Parliament.

Expressing his thanks for the year's work put in by the Liberal Party organisation, Howard digressed. "We each owe our places in these houses to the support of our party organisations," Howard said.

"I have no delusions of grandeur: if I had not been the endorsed Liberal candidate for Bennelong in 1974, I would never have arrived here … I never forget what I owe to the Liberal Party, any more than anybody on the other side should ever forget what they owe to the Labor Party.

"I respect that in somebody, and I despise those people who throw dirt in the faces of the people who brought them into public prominence."

Strong words, but true, and so the Labor Party will deservedly despise O'Connor.

Way back in 1990, O'Connor was a nobody. A local councillor from Colac, he was given a job in the electorate office of then Labor senator John Button, who had an electorate office in Geelong.

With a taxpayer-funded salary in his pocket (a largesse bestowed on him by the Labor Party), O'Connor used his position to make sure he won Labor preselection for Corio for the 1993 election.

He then used that same job to make sure he won the seat itself once the election was called.

Very few first-time candidates have the luxury of being able to receive a generous salary to campaign full-time (for three whole years), but it was a luxury afforded to O'Connor and one he has conveniently forgotten.

O'Connor would still be a nobody were it not for his party and its members, who sent him to Canberra in 1993 and kept him there at the four subsequent elections.

After he loses this election, which he surely will, O'Connor will be able to retire on a fat pension indexed for the rest of his life, plus a massive lump sum up front. He owes all of that to the ALP.

One can understand the basis of O'Connor's grievance, and why he was so upset at being dumped.

A hard-working, likeable, generous person, O'Connor was a popular local member. But in the end, whatever the flaws of Labor's factional system, O'Connor lost control of his branches.

He was outplayed by a younger, more energetic and better- organised candidate by the name of Richard Marles, and he lost.

O'Connor cried foul, but when the time came to challenge the result in March 2006, he declined. O'Connor has produced not a single piece of credible evidence to support the increasingly wild claims he makes about the preselection process that claimed him.

Nor is Marles without claim to represent the people of Geelong. A talented solicitor and assistant secretary of the ACTU, Marles grew up in Geelong and has lived in the city for the past 10 years.

At 40, Marles' best years are ahead of him. Turning 60 in December, O'Connor's best years are behind him.

O'Connor may have been a perfectly able MP and a decent person, but his political skills and acumen have hardly set Canberra on fire. In 14 years, he has scored not one major political victory over the Coalition, and has made not a single policy contribution of any significance.

O'Connor knew the rules of the game when he entered politics. He has played that game willingly, being unafraid over the years to undermine those he deemed unfit for service.

Former leader Kim Beazley was one of those whom O'Connor worked tirelessly to remove almost from the day Beazley took over as Labor leader.

Nor is O'Connor the first in the history of Australian politics to lose preselection. Former federal Liberal MP David Connolly lost preselection for the Sydney seat of Bradfield to Brendan Nelson before the 1996 election.

The loss hurt Connolly, who was a friend of John Howard. But he kept his mouth shut, and Howard looked after him once he became Prime Minister, justly rewarding him with a plum overseas posting.

Such doors will forever be closed to O'Connor. The biggest splash of his political career, the only time he was ever the focus of an evening news story outside his home city of Geelong, was the way he ended it.

Game on.

Anonymous said...

it's a disgrace cait catt continually posts on this blog

Cait Catt said...

Previous comment says I'm disgusting for posting on the blog of filth. Slanderyou readers are entitled to know the truth, and I'm making sure they get the truth and not lies. For example this story, and it really is Walkley quality, on the OC this morning:

Monday, 22 October 2007
LIKE ATTRACTS LIKE: Sleazy Glenn Milne Leaps To Gavan O'Rat's Defence


Glenn Milne is a veritable superhero of concoction and invention. A real Captain Incredible. The one-time Seven Nightly News rock-star turned mullet-man of News Limited (the finest news company in the world who could surely do better) has flown in to get downright frisky with lonesome leftard loser Gavan O'Connor, former member of the ALP until he ratted last week.

There is so much falsehood and bizarreness in the Milne story, I think we'll give it the special line-by-line scrutiny usually reserved for the left-wing press. Obviously the sub-heads and remarks in parentheses are our own.
The spill that could sink Rudd

Glenn Milne | October 22, 2007

FOR those who think Kevin Rudd will win this election based on the national swing as registered in the published opinion polls, here's some mail: the Liberal Party intends preferencing Gavan O'Connor in the seat of Corio. (OC: Well, that's a surprise. You could knock me down with a feather. Hard to believe Milne gets paid nearly five grand a week for this pap)

If ever you needed evidence that, while the polls reflect a national mood for change, this election will still be fought out in the trenches, seat by muddy seat, Corio is it. (OC: More shock revelations. The House of Representatives is comprised of 148 150 seats, some of them safe, many of them not. Corio is not that safe, although there does appear to be at least 5-6% swing on in Victoria to Labor at this stage making it reasonably comfortable. Certainly, and here's where it might get uncomfortably detailed, factual and sensible for overpaid windbags like Milne, on state figures in 2006 Labor's vote was roughly 62.8% in Corio, which tells us:

1) That O'Connor actually has been costing Labor votes

2) That the looney Labor leader O'Connor voted for, Mark Latham, cost Labor votes.)


If the Liberals do preference O'Connor,(OC: Of course they will) the former Labor member who has quit the party in disgust at factional heavying and union influence (OC: read, grumpiness at losing his preselection and desire to exact revenge for same) to run as an independent, he may be in with a chance of winning back the seat he's already held for 14 years. (OC: Ah yeh, if he polls more than the Liberal Party. Let's just gloss over that small detail) And that will be one more on the list of 16 Rudd needs to take government that he will have to strike off. And it will be one more that he has to find somewhere else. (OC: Good to see that Glenn mastered addition and subtraction after all these years. He really is incredible)

While the Liberals have yet to make any formal announcement, senior figures at the Melbourne campaign headquarters over the weekend gave the nod to O'Connor. (OC: Ah hello, this wouldn't even have been worth a meeting over, let alone a formal announcement. The Liberals will preference O'Connor, the big issue is will O'Connor preference the Liberal party.)


And why wouldn't they? He finds himself in the middle of the perfect election storm. A popular frontbencher (OC: So popular that he was called No G'O) and the only farmer in the Labor caucus (OC: Where's his farm? Oh you mean he was a farmer two decades ago, I see), O'Connor fell victim two summers ago to a brutal union purge that installed ACTU assistant secretary Richard Marles in the seat, courtesy of some very public branch stacking. (OC: In one sentence, it's a union purge and then branch stacking. The way the ALP works, it's either going to be one or another. To my understanding, most of the ACTU leftistes working with Richard spent most of their time tut-tutting about his running for preselection in Corio. They didn't support it at all. No Socialist Left union boss did, they all supported O'Connor in fact. We are forced to wonder does Milne know this stuff that he gets paid five grand a week to write about or is he just a liar?)

As such, O'Connor is the ad man's pinup boy for a Coalition trying to project fear across the land that a Rudd government would be dominated and run by the unions. Right on cue, and unpaid, (OC: unpaid? that's an odd thing to say isn't it?) O'Connor spruiked precisely this message when he declared on Friday that he would contest Corio.


Let me count the ways. More in sorrow than anger, the silvering O'Connor accused the Labor Party of rampant branch stacking, illicit fundraising, money laundering and grubby dealings with property developers. (OC: More in sorrow than anger my hat. The guy has been angrily denouncing all those opposing him for years, without a shred of evidence. So much so that the Geelong Advertiser and the Sunday Age, normally you'd think very keen on such tales of internal party woe basically have been led up the garden path so often by his grandiose talk that they know him to be a liar and humbug and scarcely hide their contempt for him. Milne seems more open to those with tall tales and no evidence.)

Oh, and he accused Rudd of being weak. O'Connor said that when he contacted the Opposition Leader (O'Connor was one of the few genuine friends Rudd had in caucus) and told him he faced an orchestrated preselection onslaught from the unions (OC: Bulldust, from Marles), Rudd replied: "Gavan, I'm not strong enough, I'm not strong enough to stop this happening." (OC: This is the same K-Rudd who has forced resignations from the ALP of some of its biggest and baddest. It's simply not believable. Rudd didn't want him and if he had have he could have kept him on, I don't think anyone doubts that. Nobody except a small cabal in the Socialist Left did, and even they now are denying all knowledge of the rat.)


This was an admission by Rudd that the broader putsch was essentially fired by the burning ambitions of AWU national secretary Bill Shorten. (OC: Total nonsense, Marles had been working on Corio quite independently of everyone else for a long time) Rudd may ultimately come to regret he didn't extinguish Shorten when he had the chance. But that will be a story for a later day. (OC: Clearly the Xanax - the drug blamed for Milne's Walkley outburst - is kickin' right about now)

So O'Connor's campaign is off to a flying start. (OC: Oh yeh, sure. That "REVENGE" screaming headline in the Addy was a real win.) And so are the Liberals. The mathematics in Corio tell us they share a base from which to launch a credible challenge to Marles. (OC: Sure, if O'Connor preferences the Libs and any state-wide swing is negated, the Libs can win, no doubt.)


In 2004 the seat went to preferences. (OC: Yes, between the ALP and Libs not between the ALP and a Rat) And after the latest redistribution, Labor's margin was cut from 8.5per cent to 5.6 per cent. (OC: Nice going Gav, he's been making the seat marginal through his own laziness) O'Connor finished first with 46.7 per cent of the primary vote, followed by the Liberals with 40.3 per cent and the Greens on 5.9 per cent. The two-party preferred results gave O'Connor 55.6 per cent of the vote and the Liberals 44.4. (OC: Yep, we can all look at Adam Carr's electoral results website, so what?)

In other words, if O'Connor managed to come in second to Marles, Liberal preferences could put him across the line. (OC: If O'Connor managed to sprout wings, he'd be a flying rat. The chances of him getting more votes than the Liberals when they've got 44.4% of the vote in the past is even less likely than the wing-growing scenario.)


Is this likely? First, to the Greens vote. At present it would appear the Greens are disposed to preference Labor. But that was before O'Connor announced. Depending on what policy positions O'Connor put as an independent, he could still woo the Green vote. (OC: We'll see won't we? I'm tipping O'Connor will probably get fewer votes than the Greens, making it quite academic. Last time they got 5.9% and will probably get quite a bit more this election if the Galaxy poll is right)

This is particularly so when the Greens have shown a tendency nationally to preference independents in seats where they stand so they're able to boast they did not do deals with Labor simply as a matter of course. So it's conceivable the Greens would look kindly on him. (OC: Except he's not much of a Greenie apparently, so we'll have to wait and see on all that.)

The biggest trick to getting O'Connor up for the Liberals would be to ensure their candidate ran third. (OC: Ya think? Anyone wanting to know how to win an AFL Grand Final is advised that their team has to be one point or more in front of the other team when the final siren goes. With me so far?) There are two intersecting currents here and they are both media driven. The Liberals' "problem" (defined as pushing O'Connor into second place) is that Corio, based on Geelong, has a very strong local media, particularly the Geelong Advertiser. (OC: Who aren't doing him any favours at this point, it seems)


The Liberals are fighting off a strong Rudd-driven Labor challenge to Stewart McArthur, their sitting candidate in the neighbouring seat of Corangamite. Facing this adjoining challenge, there has to be strong Liberal branding across regional media, making it hard to run dead in Corio. But the media equation is also working against Labor and Marles. Strong local media will ensure that all Marles's dirty laundry (and there is plenty) is aired, along with O'Connor's tilt at the seat. History suggests independents do best where there is a robust local media interested in what is happening in its back yard. (OC: Yes, but the problem is that it's all old news and mostly proven to be invented or exaggerated to a bizarre degree. O'Connor would make scathing speeches alleging grotesque corruption, get followed up by the local press for more detail and then given the brush-off. This wasn't a one-off either. O'Connor's form for this is pretty well known. Who knows, maybe he's sitting on a briefcase full of shame on his opponent but until it seen it seems very safe to assume he is a complete liar.)

In NSW, after Liberal leader John Brogden resigned in tragic circumstances, his seat of Pittwater was won by an independent. His success was attributed in large part to the presence of The Manly Daily newspaper and its coverage of the internal woes of the Liberal Party that followed Brogden's dramatic exit. (OC: One word missing from that para, by-election. This isn't.)

What's more, history (OC: what history?) also suggests Labor independents, after the style of O'Connor, do better in safer ALP seats than they do in the true marginals, where the party faithful are more easily convinced their every vote counts. O'Connor is also a popular figure in his own right around Geelong, and Marles is an outsider. "Geelong's like Tasmania," said one senior Liberal at Melbourne campaign HQ. "They prefer their own." (OC: LOL, except Marles has lived in Geelong for most of his days and O'Connor is the ring-in shoe-horn carpet-bagger from Colac, a fact well-known to the most senior Liberal in Melbourne campaign HQ, Brian Loughnane who is also from Colac.)


And Marles is carrying baggage, quite a deal of it. (OC: Like what?)

Smelling blood on the waters off Geelong Bay, Workplace Relations Minister Joe Hockey put out a statement yesterday declaring: "The real challenge for Kevin Rudd is to sack his candidate for Corio, Richard Marles. (OC: Are we surprised they prefer the sixty something, leisurely, bench-warmer to the ambitious young talent?)

"Marles has been linked to the Transport 2020 slush fund and has admitted keeping dossiers on the private lives, personal habits and medical histories of 400 people in the Geelong community." (OC: Oh puh-lease. The "dossier" was a list of voters of the kind every single competent candidate for everything keeps to remind themselves of who's who. No doubt Milne kept one when he ran for the exalted office of Vice President of the National Press Club. Every salesman keeps a "dossier" on his prospects, spouse's names, hobbies, personal things that can help them be nice to the prospect in conversation. Every MP using Electrac - ALP members use it including O'Connor - or Feedback - Liberal members use it including Hockey - keeps "dossiers" on their constituents. It's called doing their job)

Transport 2020 was set up by Marles and former state secretary David Feeney in 1994 with the explicit intention, according to leaked minutes of its inaugural meeting, of paying "membership subscriptions to any trade union and the ALP of members". (OC: Yeh, right. And if you believe that, you'll be interested in 2006/7 AGM minutes of the Pig Cuddlers Society headed by Glenn Milne where it outlines his personal passion for pork.)


Beyond that, not much is known. But expect Marles to face more questions about this company and its purposes as the campaign progresses. (OC: Expect no such thing, it was a big beat up about nothing, thirteen years ago. O'Connor's had years to substantiate claims about it and didn't) As to the dossier Hockey referred to, that has received an airing in the Geelong media. It was an intelligence-gathering exercise ahead of Marles's move against O'Connor and included references to one ALP member as having "just had a miscarriage", another "reputed to be a drunk" and another who "appears to have skeletons in her closet". (OC: And they were just in O'Connor's immediate family. Boom. Boom. Oh no, that couldn't be right because that would have made reference to the bloke in the joint for fraud that Gavan plays soccer with, his brother-in-law Mario Siketa)

Confronted with the dossier, Marles's response to the Herald Sun newspaper was that "he had considered his actions in keeping notes and now regretted them". (OC: Marles is too nice at times, he should have told them to sod off and asked how many "dossiers" they keep on people as part of their job. If he was talking to seasoned Herald Sun newshound Gerard McManus chances are he'd have quite extensive "dossiers". That's his job.)

When it comes to Marles's regrets, O'Connor has just ensured he has a few more. Said Marles: "The only winner out of this is John Howard and the Liberal Party." (OC: No doubt true, which is all good sport if you're a Liberal and they're just as entitled to pursue Corio as any other seat but if you're O'Connor who has been on the end of ALP handouts for nearly two decades it makes you a rather slimy nugget of crap does it not?)

Game on.

Anonymous said...

that's it Andy, the more you keep posting your rants here, the more it confirms what we all know - that no one is botheirng to visit your blog anymore

Anonymous said...

Why would I want to visit Andy-Cait-Catter8-Delia's blog? I'm more interested in the federal election than dull student politics.

Cait Catt said...

Once again the OC is proved a true patriot. Read her today's expose of Communist ballot rigging:

Monday, 22 October 2007
STALINISM ALIVE AND WELL: No Need For Nostalgia, Democracy USSR Style Has Been Found In A Union Office In North Melbourne

I can't imagine why it is that some people are so critical of some trade unions.

Maybe it's the special approach to the democratic process adopted by the Socialist Left ones.

This email sent last Monday speaks volumes about the fetid undemocratic culture in the Socialist Left controlled Victorian branch of the Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union:

This week the AEC will send out nomination forms to National Councillors for the above positions. This is for the election of Sue Lines and Troy Burton as Assistant National Secretaries. Sue and Troy will nominate (you will not need to do anything) and due process will ensure they are duly elected. (OC: Yeh, a very vigorous democratic process it looks like. If anyone other than Sue or Troy nominates, we know what happens next.)

Thanks Jane

Assistant Branch Secretary
LHMU Victorian Branch
9235 7777
9235 7770 (fax)

Game on.

Anonymous said...

Where are the photos of the fat crook? I have bought a wide screen, 32-inch monitor so they can fit and want to see Andy in his glory. Or infamy.

Anonymous said...

Hey Slanderyou, can you run Andy's court date and details again? Wouldn't want to miss that.

Anonymous said...

There's a cattery out on North Lygon Street in Brunswick. Is that where Landeryou lives or is he running it as a business pretending to be a woman called Cait Catt? If so, do his bankruptcy administrators and the financial regulators know? Does Landeryou really dress in drag to play Cait? Very murky and very, very sick.

Anonymous said...

Previous comment is from a sick person who needs urgent psychiatric treatment.

catter8 has told us her cattery is in the federal electorate of Corio, not in the Peoples Socialist Republic of Brunswick.

Anonymous said...

I think Cait Catt is loverly. I'd love to spend an evening with her. Please tell me her address and phone number.

Anonymous said...

ASIC want to spend some time with Caitt, too.

Anonymous said...

What are the details of Landeryou's forthcoming court appearance? Should the friends and supporters of Team Slanderyou meet up beforehand to cheer Andy on? Does anyone have an ugly grandmather, great aunt etc who can sit outside the court and knit in true tricoteuse style? That would be great for the TV cameras and guarantee maximum coverage.

Anonymous said...

The fat crook is ripping off the newspaper he urges us all to boycott again today with a piece on National Party pin up Hajnal Ban. What a pathetic shonk!

Anonymous said...

I am sick to death of Landeryou posing as Cait Catt and catter8.

Why can't posts from both of these morons be banned from this site, just as Landershonk does with anyone he doesn't like.

A poll should be held to test viewer feeling about the catts. I'm sure it will show an overwhelming response to ban both of them (or is it Landershonk?)

catter8 said...

I pledge to eat Slanderyou if he ever visits my cattery.

The previous post makes me more determined to do so.

Mr or Ms or Mrs Slanderyou is setting up to ban me from this blog. That's Slanderyou at his or her worst. Banning people.

Anonymous said...

that's the trouble
if team slanderyou resorts to the same shady sleazy post deleting and alteration that fat boy engages in they are only sinking to his his level.
better we leave him to post away and make fun of his feeble attempts to garner interest.
at least then we know that no one is reading his blog.

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