Jump to content

Seriously how did Katter's Party even get in


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 **Xena**

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

Katter's party up to their old tricks again. Discriminating against homosexuals and making ridiculous public tweets:

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland...0124-2d85d.html

Edited by **Xena**, 24 January 2013 - 10:30 AM.


#2 beaglebaby

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

I suppose the only good thing about it is that we know what a twit that candidate is right from the start!

#3 BadCat

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

But apparently it's his right as a Christian to be  ignorant and intolerant.  Just as it is my right as an  atheist, and indeed my duty as a human being, to call him a mouthbreathing douchecanoe.

Edited by BadCat, 24 January 2013 - 10:46 AM.


#4 opethmum

Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

Yep another one, here for I wish he never got in in the first place, I guess if you are in Qld don't vote for him and be better and be more active in who you want elected and hold your friends and family to account in who they vote for too, don't let friends and family be associated with such nonsense.

#5 JustBeige

Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

How embarrassment. blush.gif wrong person. ddoh.gif

Edited by JustBeige, 25 January 2013 - 09:09 AM.


#6 Bart.

Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

QUOTE (Mary Whether @ 24/01/2013, 11:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wish it was my right, as a Christian who couldn't disagree with him more, to hogtie him and leave him in a damp cellar somewhere so the rest of us could get on with out lives without having to hear about his disgusting views.

I agree with this!  What does his faith have to do with anything?  As a practicing Christian, I couldn't disagree more with those disgusting views.

Edited by Bart., 24 January 2013 - 11:08 AM.


#7 **Xena**

Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:10 AM

I feel so sorry for Christians who end up branded with his stupid homophobe brush!

#8 newwoman1

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Just heard on news he has been stood down by the party......how does my sexuality affect the way I do my job.

#9 librablonde

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

I read the comments made by members of his party and by Katter himself and I couldn't help thinking "WTF???". I mean seriously, how is that even allowed to be aired?? I think there's a big difference between freedom of speech and simply inciting hatred against a minority group for sh*ts and giggles.

#10 MintyBiscuit

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

Good to see both candidates have been dropped, but he is still clearly insane. I'm watching him being interviewed on The Project at the moment and it truly boggles the mind to think anyone could actually vote for such a buffoon

ETA - It's a shame that some of the issues he is passionate about really are important issues because they're just sidelined by the disgusting rhetoric.

Edited by HollyOllyOxenfree, 24 January 2013 - 06:15 PM.


#11 CupOfCoffee

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

It is Queensland... sadly where an anti-gay agenda is supported by the elected Government of the State.  (The Katter party are not alone in their disgusting attitude towards the LGBT community).

#12 Feral_Pooks

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

Wow. The sad thing is, there are people who agree with them and who vote. I hope they open up their hearts and minds a bit. There is nothing "Christian" about that kind of ugliness.

#13 newwoman1

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

Great article written by Mia Freeman on mamamia.com.au its an open letter.   Made me laugh but also sad as I know there are people that agree with him.

#14 Chelli

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

I find his views abhorrent and it's disgusting that anyone would have the stupidity to agree withbhis agenda. I loathe intolerance and the inciting of hatrid.

#15 StopTheGoats

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

Unfortunate name, for a homophobe.

Edited by JuniorSpies, 24 January 2013 - 07:13 PM.


#16 Zarlias

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

I just watched the interview on The Project, and all I could see was a caricature from a skit on the D Generation.


I kept expecting him to stick his fingers in his ears and say "la la la la I am not listening to you".

The state of Queensland politics at the moment is abysmal.

#17 axiomae

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

I agree with so many of his policies, such as taking power away from Woolies and Coles and paying our farmers properly, halting coal seam gas mining in food production lands, rights for indigenous groups etc... such a shame this issue blights the otherwise good work the party does.



#18 MintyBiscuit

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

QUOTE (Zarlias @ 24/01/2013, 08:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just watched the interview on The Project, and all I could see was a caricature from a skit on the D Generation.


I kept expecting him to stick his fingers in his ears and say "la la la la I am not listening to you".

The state of Queensland politics at the moment is abysmal.


Funny you should say that. When he was on the Circle last year to promote his book, they asked him about gay marriage. After refusing a couple of times to answer and them asking again, he picked up the book and flicked through it like a petulant child. Honestly, how he manages to function in society is quite beyond me

#19 matt1972

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

I guess that covers off on another week when the govt and opposition don't have to worry about forming or presenting any policies prior to this years election.

#20 FeralBob!

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

Yeah, I read that little nugget of joy in the paper this morning  rolleyes.gif You wonder how they manage to think and breathe at the same time......


Ah, now I think I've hit on it   laugh.gif




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

A mum's tragic battle against inflammatory breast cancer

At just 37 years of age, with two young sons, Vicki was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Now her family wants all women to know the symptoms.

The business of babies around the world

Pregnancy and birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. One soon-to-be father gleans wisdom from a new guide.

Finding a positive path through IVF

It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.

Giving strangers the gift of parenthood

A mum explains why she and her husband are choosing to gift their leftover embryos to help strangers achieve their dream of parenthood.

Does morning sickness get better or worse with each child?

Just as every baby is unique, so is every pregnancy. And that means morning sickness can vary a lot, too.

What's so wrong with looking 'mumsy', anyway?

Why is it that the word ‘mumsy’ has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from ‘yummy’?

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss, as it involves toilet talk. But it needs to be talked about.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.