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Is Australian Politics Becoming a Topless Joke?

Posted: March 31st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, They Said What | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Is Australian Politics Becoming a Topless Joke?

Is The Australian Sports Party a Topless Joke?As polling booths prepare to open across Perth, one political party has ramped up its media presence with that standard Aussie manoeuvre, a pair of strategically place boobs.

In this latest round of political campaigning – Senate seats for Western Australia – The Australian Sports Party has posted a joke on it’s Facebook page that has many wondering what direction – if any – the party intends to canvas punters on.

Australia has a rich history of political cranks, our last election, 2013, witnessed a cacoffiny of crazy, odd-ball candidates.

From Clive Palmer’s paranoia – the billionaire turned politician still reckons lefty Greens are funded by the CIA – to the dope (hemp if you must) party, This latest election – a senate only re-run due to bungling by the Electoral Commission – will surely see politics over-run by mental micro opinion?

The big question has to be ‘has Australian politics become, well, too Aussie?’ As minor, micro parties busily stitch together preferences, swapping deals in the hope of riding an unpredictable wave into the Australian Federal Parliament, the marriages are likely to be idiosyncratic matches, The Hemp, Sports and Sustainable Pollution Parties have little in common but are likely to swap preference in order to gain seats.

The Australian Sports Party -ASP – should apologise for the above Facebook photo, a prominent women’s rights group says. The picture is accompanied by an anecdote about the woman, described as “voluptuous” and a “babe”, who is running with a sign around her neck saying, “If you catch me, you can have me” ::::
Is The Australian Sports Party a Topless Joke?

The Australian Sports Party had one candidate – Wayne Dropulich – elected to the Senate in last September’s federal election, before the WA count was declared void due to missing ballots. The party is again fielding candidates, including Mr Dropulich, in the re-run of the WA Senate only election on April 5.

And as the election date draws nearer, we can expect a slurry of slip-ups, one of the ingredients the minor parties lack is squads of publicity practitioners.

The Australian Sports Party isn’t the first outfit to harness the lactating embonpoint to… well, make a point. In 2007 a mayoral election across the ditch in New Zealand managed to shut down a city as he paraded his supporters naked through the streets of Auckland.

Is The Australian Sports Party a Topless Joke?

Steve Crow, porn kingpin and Auckland mayoral candidate had context, Mr Cow’s other job involves breasts, the ASP joke is a slim link to context – a jogging joke – however it might all be just a matter of taste?

Women’s rights advocate Rebecca Wilson reckonss the ASP’s Facebook campaign material is a troubling sign.

“It’s just not cricket for parties aiming to represent us in the Senate having these kind of attitudes towards women,” Fair Agenda director Ms Wilson said. “No-one wants to see naked women in their Facebook feed when they’re looking to learn about politics.”

Fair Agenda has kicked off an online petition calling on the party to remove the post and issue an apology, Ms Wilson says the Sports Party has dropped the ball.

“I thought it was a bit silly and gross and just a bit backwards to be honest,” Ms Wilson said. “I was really shocked that a candidate running for our federal Senate would post something like that. It just seems inappropriate that someone vying for our votes could treat women in that way.”

Is The Australian Sports Party a Topless Joke?

Is The Australian Sports Party a Topless Joke?

In defense of the party – and excusing bad taste – the joke is relevant to the party-line, it’s all about fitness and Australia’s wonderfilled lifestyle, the jokes below:

From ASP Facebook Page:

Australian Sports Party
Weight Loss Program

A guy calls a company and orders their 5-day, 5kg weight loss program.

The next day, there’s a knock on the door and there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nike running shoes and a sign around her neck..

She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company. The sign reads, “If you can catch me, you can have me.”

Without a second thought, he takes off after her. A few miles later puffing and puffing, he finally gives up. The same girl shows up for the next four days and the same thing happens. On the fifth day, he weighs himself and is delighted to find he has lost 5kg as promised.

He calls the company and orders their 5-day/10kg program. The next day there’s a knock at the door and there stands the most stunning, beautiful, sexy woman he has ever seen in his life. She is wearing nothing but Reebok running shoes and a sign around her neck that reads, “If you catch me you can have me”.

Well, he’s out the door after her like a shot. This girl is in excellent shape and he does his best, but no such luck. So for the next four days, the same routine happens with him gradually getting in better and better shape.

Much to his delight on the fifth day when he weighs himself, he discovers that he has lost another 10kg as promised. He decides to go for broke and calls the company to order the 7-day/25kg program.

“Are you sure?” asks the representative on the phone. “This is our most rigorous program.” “Absolutely,” he replies, “I haven’t felt this good in years.”

The next day there’s a knock at the door; and when he opens it he finds a huge muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but pink running shoes and a sign around his neck that reads, “If I catch you, you are mine.”

He lost 33 kilos that week.

#funnies #motivationworks #healthylivingthrusport
#vote1australiansportparty #australian-landmark

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PORKFOLIO

source: unwa/aph
source: fair.agenda
source: abc
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