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RiP Bob Hawke !

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Created by southace A week ago, 16 May 2019
southace
QLD, 3998 posts
16 May 2019 8:00PM
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Throw a spanner in the works Bob!

log man
VIC, 6649 posts
16 May 2019 8:05PM
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Typical hawkey. Bob was moving into a new place, maybe the stress got to him.......or ......maybe he carked it on the job.

What a fricken legend!!!!

Lets win this for Bobby!!!!

harry potter
VIC, 2594 posts
16 May 2019 8:06PM
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Cue the Labor press conference all lined up teary eyes and how they are doing it for Bob.
Its coming......

harry potter
VIC, 2594 posts
16 May 2019 8:07PM
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Ha .... loggy right on cue even before I finished my post

log man
VIC, 6649 posts
16 May 2019 8:17PM
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www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2019/may/16/bob-hawke-australian-prime-minister-dies-rolling-coverage#img-1



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harry potter said..
Cue the Labor press conference all lined up teary eyes and how they are doing it for Bob.
Its coming......




Mate, all Labor people will shed a tear tonight(plenty right here and now). then we'll organise to **** up the other mob.....Bob would have loved it

cauncy
WA, 7153 posts
16 May 2019 6:31PM
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Doubtful his passing was through hard manual labour

hoop
WA, 1563 posts
16 May 2019 6:36PM
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"Any boss who sacks a worker for not turning up today is a bum"
I really couldn't give a **** about politics but Bob's statement when we won the America's Cup in 1983 has to be one of the best political comments ever!

RIP Bob.

cauncy
WA, 7153 posts
16 May 2019 6:46PM
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hoop said..
"Any boss who sacks a worker for not turning up today is a bum"
I really couldn't give a **** about politics but Bob's statement when we won the America's Cup in 1983 has to be one of the best political comments ever!

RIP Bob.


What if that workers a useless c# nt, sailing is for the upper classes

log man
VIC, 6649 posts
16 May 2019 8:52PM
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cauncy said..
Doubtful his passing was through hard manual labour


Have you seen Blanche

hoop
WA, 1563 posts
16 May 2019 6:54PM
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cauncy said..

hoop said..
"Any boss who sacks a worker for not turning up today is a bum"
I really couldn't give a **** about politics but Bob's statement when we won the America's Cup in 1983 has to be one of the best political comments ever!

RIP Bob.



What if that workers a useless c# nt, sailing is for the upper classes


Oh dry up princess. Appreciate a major sporting achievement and an off the cuff comment.

Imax1
VIC, 1867 posts
16 May 2019 8:54PM
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I thought it was 24 hours minimum before hanging sh..t .
Times have changed .

cauncy
WA, 7153 posts
16 May 2019 7:03PM
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hoop said..

cauncy said..


hoop said..
"Any boss who sacks a worker for not turning up today is a bum"
I really couldn't give a **** about politics but Bob's statement when we won the America's Cup in 1983 has to be one of the best political comments ever!

RIP Bob.




What if that workers a useless c# nt, sailing is for the upper classes



Oh dry up princess. Appreciate a major sporting achievement and an off the cuff comment.


Show me a politician that actually digs a hole for a tree planting ceremony or one that's shed a tear for dead returning serviceman and I'm on board, there's more critical things in some peoples lives , like I said sailings for the silver spoon fed,

log man
VIC, 6649 posts
16 May 2019 9:05PM
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cauncy said..

hoop said..


cauncy said..



hoop said..
"Any boss who sacks a worker for not turning up today is a bum"
I really couldn't give a **** about politics but Bob's statement when we won the America's Cup in 1983 has to be one of the best political comments ever!

RIP Bob.





What if that workers a useless c# nt, sailing is for the upper classes




Oh dry up princess. Appreciate a major sporting achievement and an off the cuff comment.



Show me a politician that actually digs a hole for a tree planting ceremony or one that's shed a tear for dead returning serviceman and I'm on board, there's more critical things in some peoples lives , like I said sailings for the silver spoon fed,


Really!?

hoop
WA, 1563 posts
16 May 2019 7:08PM
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cauncy said..

hoop said..


cauncy said..



hoop said..
"Any boss who sacks a worker for not turning up today is a bum"
I really couldn't give a **** about politics but Bob's statement when we won the America's Cup in 1983 has to be one of the best political comments ever!

RIP Bob.





What if that workers a useless c# nt, sailing is for the upper classes




Oh dry up princess. Appreciate a major sporting achievement and an off the cuff comment.



Show me a politician that actually digs a hole for a tree planting ceremony or one that's shed a tear for dead returning serviceman and I'm on board, there's more critical things in some peoples lives , like I said sailings for the silver spoon fed,


You're a kiter, that's a form of sailing you over indulged yuppie.

Toesidet
7 posts
16 May 2019 7:47PM
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Soap dodgers should keep there opinions to themselves when it comes to bob he was a bloody ledgen a true blue working mans advocate rip bob

cauncy
WA, 7153 posts
16 May 2019 8:07PM
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Soap dodgers should keep there opinions to themselves when it comes to bob he was a bloody ledgen a true blue working mans advocate rip bob


And how would you know?

quikdrawMcgraw
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16 May 2019 8:14PM
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cauncy said..

hoop said..
"Any boss who sacks a worker for not turning up today is a bum"
I really couldn't give a **** about politics but Bob's statement when we won the America's Cup in 1983 has to be one of the best political comments ever!

RIP Bob.



What if that workers a useless c# nt, sailing is for the upper classes


Met some pretty hardcore sailors with zero creature comforts that sail around the world on the smell of a oily rag with nothin g to their name

Toesidet
7 posts
16 May 2019 8:20PM
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I have live here for 50 years can Remember when he was actu president he spoke a language that the blue collar worker could understand and related too.if you have only been here for 13/14 years you would not understand what Bob means to us

cisco
QLD, 11068 posts
16 May 2019 10:42PM
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Way back Bill Hayden was a lay down mezare to win government for Labor when the Labor power brokers went to Bill and said "Hey Bill, how about you step aside and let Aussia Bob take the reins?? Don't worry, we got a good job lined up for you. How about Gov Gen??"

That is what happened and that is the time the Labor party completely sold out to the unions.

I never had time for Hawke then and don't have now. To Bob I say B.O.B., Better Off Buried.

cauncy
WA, 7153 posts
16 May 2019 8:56PM
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Toesidet said..
I have live here for 50 years can Remember when he was actu president he spoke a language that the blue collar worker could understand and related too.if you have only been here for 13/14 years you would not understand what Bob means to us



If you asked 100 people on the street what they remember him by 90 % would mention him sinking a pint, that's not because he was a good for the country, I'd say it's because it's about as close a connection with 90% of the General public

Adriano
10886 posts
17 May 2019 5:06AM
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Labor true believers often credit Gough Whitlam as transforming the nation but in truth, no single government did more for transforming and modernising our nation more than the Hawke - Keating powerhouse.

Utterly brilliant, utterly fallible and utterly Australian.

FormulaNova
NSW, 8643 posts
17 May 2019 7:11AM
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cauncy said..
hoop said..
"Any boss who sacks a worker for not turning up today is a bum"
I really couldn't give a **** about politics but Bob's statement when we won the America's Cup in 1983 has to be one of the best political comments ever!

RIP Bob.


What if that workers a useless c# nt, sailing is for the upper classes


Obviously you are a new import, but back when 'we' won the America's cup, it was a pretty proud moment for Australia, whether they sailed or not, or even knew what sailing was. It was about winning something and against the Americans.

I don't even know if Bob Hawke himself sailed, and think he would have been at home sitting on one drinking and that's about it.

He seemed to be popular amongst the typical worker, and in reality isn't the PM more of a figure head? He should be hiring advisors for the important stuff, so charisma is probably more important.

He was a great part of Australian history.

psychomub
153 posts
17 May 2019 5:48AM
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Spotted in Oxford last year...Respect


log man
VIC, 6649 posts
17 May 2019 9:26AM
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cisco said..
Way back Bill Hayden was a lay down mezare to win government for Labor when the Labor power brokers went to Bill and said "Hey Bill, how about you step aside and let Aussia Bob take the reins?? Don't worry, we got a good job lined up for you. How about Gov Gen??"

That is what happened and that is the time the Labor party completely sold out to the unions.

I never had time for Hawke then and don't have now. To Bob I say B.O.B., Better Off Buried.


you've got a pea where your heart should be.

Shifu
QLD, 1148 posts
17 May 2019 12:49PM
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I am greatly saddened by Bob Hawke's death. He was a political collossus who left the nation with many gifts, and was a pretty good bloke as well. He was from the days when people of real talent and self-sacrifice ran the country, something we haven't seen for a long time.

southace
QLD, 3998 posts
17 May 2019 3:26PM
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cisco said..
Way back Bill Hayden was a lay down mezare to win government for Labor when the Labor power brokers went to Bill and said "Hey Bill, how about you step aside and let Aussia Bob take the reins?? Don't worry, we got a good job lined up for you. How about Gov Gen??"

That is what happened and that is the time the Labor party completely sold out to the unions.

I never had time for Hawke then and don't have now. To Bob I say B.O.B., Better Off Buried.


It seems your opinon is very limited to yourself on this one Cisco.

tangohotel
61 posts
17 May 2019 1:45PM
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APEC, Medicare, Superannuation are just three of the major innovations of the Hawke, Keating government. I must say I was never a sculler of beer so that yard glass effort is ridiculous! He is the father of modern Australia. You are all living in it and have benefited from his reforms. Imagine life without just those 3 things above.... People talk about Howard being such a wonderful Prime Minister but he was washed along by the rivers of gold flooding their coffers from the mining boom. What did he do? What was his legacy? Gun control = good. Surplus = good. But he gave us compulsory private health care whilst subsidizing the providers to the tune of billions, money that could have been spent on public health care removing the need for private health; sold our gold reserves for a pittance and crashed the global gold market at the same time (gold went up 3 fold in the years that followed), bought elections through small tax cuts/ baby bonus etc.. and eventually intentionally (I believe) lost that last election because everyone knew the global financial crisis was looming so they could sit in opposition and rag the Labor party about how bad they were going. Bob is the father of modern Australia and the greatest Prime Minister. Ever....Now, who to vote for this year? Clive? Pauline?
RIP Bob...

www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-16/bob-hawke-legacy-nine-things-he-got-done-in-office/6514794

Mark _australia
WA, 19099 posts
17 May 2019 11:12PM
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I was interested to hear today that the big drinker stopped upon becoming PM and didn't have a beer until his last day as PM. 9 years off the grog as he had an important job.
If so, great respect for him as he understood the need to be a statesman.
Unlike some of the clowns we are subjected to......



Stuthepirate
SA, 3475 posts
18 May 2019 3:34AM
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Mark _australia
WA, 19099 posts
18 May 2019 9:24AM
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^^^^ Top stuff
Unfortunately, nowadays the far left that has invaded his "party for the workers" would be all over that and calling it racist and bigoted.

cisco
QLD, 11068 posts
Saturday , 18 May 2019 10:13PM
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southace said..
It seems your opinon is very limited to yourself on this one Cisco.


About that I give not a twit you twat.

Unlike you, I come not here to be Mr. Popularity.

Besides which only the last sentence of my post was opinion. The rest is FACT.

I lived through it, you did not. I was in Baghdad while you were still in Dad's bag.

Pull your horns in knob gobbler.



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