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Reply #15 - Mar 31st, 2011 at 7:25pm
 
Former minister for the environment John Gormley is to step down as Green Party leader.

Mr Gormley, who lost his Dáil seat in the general election, told party members in an email that he would not be seeking re-election.

In an email to party members, Mr Gormley described the party’s performance in the election, which saw it lose all six of its Dail seats, as a “temporary demise”.

The party will hold a meeting of its national executive council at the end of this month, before its annual general meeting in May. It is hoping to initiate a strategy for the next local elections in three years’ time.

Under party rules, a leadership contest must be held within six months of an election.

Mr Gormley won a ballot of members to become leader in July 2007, taking over from Trevor Sargent, who resigned when the party entered coalition with Fianna Fáil.

Senator Dan Boyle, party chairman, would not be drawn today on whether he would contest the leadership. But he was confident the party could rebuild. “It’s not a unique experience,” he said. “The German Greens, the Belgian Greens and the Czech Greens have all had similar experiences. It’s something of a rite of passage almost for the Green Party in terms of their first experience of parliament, their first experience of government.”

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/0320/breaking14.html

WELL NOT ALL THE GREENS ARE MAKING GAINS, IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THE IRISH HAD A GUTFUL OF THE GREENS, IRELAND IS BROKE PARTLY BECAUSE OF THEM,  Grin Grin Grin

I know Buzz these days is leaning on the GREENS, I guess his happy with Labors new role in the alliance of PLAYING THE B***H.  Grin
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Reply #16 - Mar 31st, 2011 at 11:39pm
 

and here's another green who has hit her head on the stupidity extremism branches all the way down.

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GREENS leader Bob Brown is under mounting political and diplomatic pressure to pull his hard-left senator-elect Lee Rhiannon into line as she intensifies her support for a radical boycott of Israel.
Ms Rhiannon, who will take her Senate spot on July 1 when the Greens take the balance of power in the upper house, yesterday drew condemnation from Labor and the Coalition after expressing regret that the NSW Greens did not campaign harder for a boycott of Israeli goods and services at last weekend's state election.

Trade Minister Craig Emerson said last night the policy was disgusting and he feared it represented an extremism that would make its way to Canberra.
Dr Emerson told The Australian: "Confirmation by senator-elect Rhiannon of this disgusting policy is reprehensible."

He applauded voters in the inner-western Sydney seat of Marrickville, who returned erstwhile Labor deputy premier Carmel Tebbutt to parliament over Greens candidate Fiona Byrne, a supporter of an Israeli boycott.

"Good on the people of Marrickville for rejecting this Greens extremism, and I am confident that the rest of Australia will too."Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said the Gillard government did not condone nor support any boycotts or sanctions against the Jewish state.

Senator Brown's office said an Israeli boycott was not Greens national policy, but Coalition figures said they were concerned Ms Rhiannon would influence the party's platform when she arrived in Canberra.

Ms Rhiannon was quoted on the online news site New Matilda as saying, in the wake of the Coalition's landslide victory in NSW, that the Greens should have spent more time building support for the global BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement, particularly among academics, Arab communities and social justice groups.

"Months before the election we needed to explain why the Greens backed BDS and we needed to work closer with our allies on BDS - academics, the Arab community and social justice movements in Sydney and Melbourne," Ms Rhiannon was quoted as saying.

"Collectively we didn't do enough to amplify support for BDS and show that this is part of an international movement."

An Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce spokesman warned yesterday that boycotts on Israeli goods could prevent access to potentially groundbreaking water-saving technology and telecommunications switches that may be picked up by the National Broadband Network.

Ms Rhiannon refused to return The Australian's calls yesterday, as did all federal Greens MPs.

Tony Abbott denounced her position, calling on Julia Gillard to distance Labor from Ms Rhiannon's views. "The Coalition completely rejects any campaign designed to weaken Israel and can't understand why a supposed environmental party are involved in this nonsense," the Opposition Leader told The Australian.

"Given the Greens are Labor's political bedfellows, I call on the Prime Minister to pull her alliance partner into line."

Other Liberal MPs expressed concern that Ms Rhiannon's position would infect the federal Greens platform and contaminate government policy.

"I am particularly concerned that Lee Rhiannon, who is going to become a member of the governing Labor/Greens alliance federally, is going to bring those views into this alliance," Liberal senator Mitch Fifield told The Australian.

But Senator Fifield also dismissed Dr Emerson's attack on the Greens in light of the deal signed by Ms Gillard with Senator Brown last September to secure minority government. "The fact that Labor is prepared to be in a governing alliance with the Greens makes their denunciation of the (NSW) Greens' Israel boycott ring a little hollow," he said.

Opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Julie Bishop said Ms Rhiannon's comments were "extreme", "highly prejudicial" and "deeply troubling".

She said that, in light of Ms Rhiannon's views, the Prime Minister needed to guarantee the Greens would not influence her government's foreign policy.

"Given that the Greens do not support our alliance with the US either, the Prime Minister must guarantee the Greens will not influence Labor's foreign policy in the same way as they have influenced Labor's policy on a carbon tax," Ms Bishop said.

A spokeswoman for Mr Rudd said last night: "Australia is firmly committed to Israel's security and fully recognises the significant security challenges Israel faces.

"The Australian government has consistently supported a negotiated two-state solution to the Middle East peace process where Israel and a future Palestinian state live side by side in peace and security."

Ms Rhiannon, who entered the NSW Legislative Council in March 1999 and is a former member of the Socialist Party of Australia, is one of four new Greens senators who will travel to Canberra in July.

They will take the number of Greens in the upper house to nine, securing the party the balance of power and greater ....


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Reply #17 - Apr 1st, 2011 at 6:42am
 
It`s abundantly clear to anyone with any cognitive ability at all that "Greens" generally are no more than a lazy, feel good party, living off the system and the environment that they so heroically profess to protect.
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Reply #18 - Apr 1st, 2011 at 7:26am
 
Sprintcyclist wrote on Mar 31st, 2011 at 11:39pm:
and here's another green who has hit her head on the stupidity extremism branches all the way down.

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GREENS leader Bob Brown is under mounting political and diplomatic pressure to pull his hard-left senator-elect Lee Rhiannon into line as she intensifies her support for a radical boycott of Israel.
Ms Rhiannon, who will take her Senate spot on July 1 when the Greens take the balance of power in the upper house, yesterday drew condemnation from Labor and the Coalition after expressing regret that the NSW Greens did not campaign harder for a boycott of Israeli goods and services at last weekend's state election.

Trade Minister Craig Emerson said last night the policy was disgusting and he feared it represented an extremism that would make its way to Canberra.
Dr Emerson told The Australian: "Confirmation by senator-elect Rhiannon of this disgusting policy is reprehensible."

He applauded voters in the inner-western Sydney seat of Marrickville, who returned erstwhile Labor deputy premier Carmel Tebbutt to parliament over Greens candidate Fiona Byrne, a supporter of an Israeli boycott.

"Good on the people of Marrickville for rejecting this Greens extremism, and I am confident that the rest of Australia will too."Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said the Gillard government did not condone nor support any boycotts or sanctions against the Jewish state.

Senator Brown's office said an Israeli boycott was not Greens national policy, but Coalition figures said they were concerned Ms Rhiannon would influence the party's platform when she arrived in Canberra.

Ms Rhiannon was quoted on the online news site New Matilda as saying, in the wake of the Coalition's landslide victory in NSW, that the Greens should have spent more time building support for the global BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement, particularly among academics, Arab communities and social justice groups.

"Months before the election we needed to explain why the Greens backed BDS and we needed to work closer with our allies on BDS - academics, the Arab community and social justice movements in Sydney and Melbourne," Ms Rhiannon was quoted as saying.

"Collectively we didn't do enough to amplify support for BDS and show that this is part of an international movement."

An Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce spokesman warned yesterday that boycotts on Israeli goods could prevent access to potentially groundbreaking water-saving technology and telecommunications switches that may be picked up by the National Broadband Network.

Ms Rhiannon refused to return The Australian's calls yesterday, as did all federal Greens MPs.

Tony Abbott denounced her position, calling on Julia Gillard to distance Labor from Ms Rhiannon's views. "The Coalition completely rejects any campaign designed to weaken Israel and can't understand why a supposed environmental party are involved in this nonsense," the Opposition Leader told The Australian.

"Given the Greens are Labor's political bedfellows, I call on the Prime Minister to pull her alliance partner into line."

Other Liberal MPs expressed concern that Ms Rhiannon's position would infect the federal Greens platform and contaminate government policy.

"I am particularly concerned that Lee Rhiannon, who is going to become a member of the governing Labor/Greens alliance federally, is going to bring those views into this alliance," Liberal senator Mitch Fifield told The Australian.

But Senator Fifield also dismissed Dr Emerson's attack on the Greens in light of the deal signed by Ms Gillard with Senator Brown last September to secure minority government. "The fact that Labor is prepared to be in a governing alliance with the Greens makes their denunciation of the (NSW) Greens' Israel boycott ring a little hollow," he said.

Opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Julie Bishop said Ms Rhiannon's comments were "extreme", "highly prejudicial" and "deeply troubling".

She said that, in light of Ms Rhiannon's views, the Prime Minister needed to guarantee the Greens would not influence her government's foreign policy.

"Given that the Greens do not support our alliance with the US either, the Prime Minister must guarantee the Greens will not influence Labor's foreign policy in the same way as they have influenced Labor's policy on a carbon tax," Ms Bishop said.

A spokeswoman for Mr Rudd said last night: "Australia is firmly committed to Israel's security and fully recognises the significant security challenges Israel faces.

"The Australian government has consistently supported a negotiated two-state solution to the Middle East peace process where Israel and a future Palestinian state live side by side in peace and security."

Ms Rhiannon, who entered the NSW Legislative Council in March 1999 and is a former member of the Socialist Party of Australia, is one of four new Greens senators who will travel to Canberra in July.

They will take the number of Greens in the upper house to nine, securing the party the balance of power and greater ....


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It's nice to agree on something for a change.
Lee Rhiannon is every caricature of the Greens rolled into 1, extremist nutbag.
The Tony Abbott of the Greens.
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Reply #19 - Apr 1st, 2011 at 9:49am
 
<It's nice to agree on something for a change.
Lee Rhiannon is every caricature of the Greens rolled into 1, extremist nutbag.
The Tony Abbott of the Greens.>

Who's agreeing with your statement smithy? Uncouple the remark about Tony Abbott and it's fine. But as usual you can't concede a point of common sense, in which you are sadly lacking, without grudgingly adding some unrelated slur.
You give a bad name to donkeys!
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Reply #20 - Apr 1st, 2011 at 9:51am
 
All we need now is for the Greens' number one apologist - Buzz - to come on here and assure us that they are not anti-semite.
But he seems to duck & weave on that one.
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Reply #21 - Apr 1st, 2011 at 9:56am
 
bogarde73 wrote on Apr 1st, 2011 at 9:49am:
<It's nice to agree on something for a change.
Lee Rhiannon is every caricature of the Greens rolled into 1, extremist nutbag.
The Tony Abbott of the Greens.>

Who's agreeing with your statement smithy? Uncouple the remark about Tony Abbott and it's fine. But as usual you can't concede a point of common sense, in which you are sadly lacking, without grudgingly adding some unrelated slur.
You give a bad name to donkeys!


I was actually posting to sprint, I think that this is the 1st time we've found common ground.
As for the rest, your an Abbott supporter I expected nothing less than childish base insults.
Gunna call me a dole bludger next?
Or perhaps have a go at my ethnic origins?
What other positives has Tone put out there.........................hmmmm F@#K ALL it would seem.
It will be interesting to see your POV when this experiment is over.
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Reply #22 - Apr 1st, 2011 at 9:58am
 
Are you a dole bludger? Do you have some ethnic origin that requires comment?
Do tell.
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Reply #23 - Apr 1st, 2011 at 10:02am
 
bogarde73 wrote on Apr 1st, 2011 at 9:58am:
Are you a dole bludger? Do you have some ethnic origin that requires comment?
Do tell.


Since when are facts required?
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Reply #24 - Apr 1st, 2011 at 12:08pm
 
Dsmithy70 wrote on Apr 1st, 2011 at 9:56am:
bogarde73 wrote on Apr 1st, 2011 at 9:49am:
<It's nice to agree on something for a change.
Lee Rhiannon is every caricature of the Greens rolled into 1, extremist nutbag.
The Tony Abbott of the Greens.>

Who's agreeing with your statement smithy? Uncouple the remark about Tony Abbott and it's fine. But as usual you can't concede a point of common sense, in which you are sadly lacking, without grudgingly adding some unrelated slur.
You give a bad name to donkeys!


I was actually posting to sprint, I think that this is the 1st time we've found common ground.
As for the rest, your an Abbott supporter I expected nothing less than childish base insults.
Gunna call me a dole bludger next?
Or perhaps have a go at my ethnic origins?
What other positives has Tone put out there.........................hmmmm F@#K ALL it would seem.
It will be interesting to see your POV when this experiment is over.


smithy - yes, must be close to the first time we have agreed.
Lets just keep quiet and hope noone notices Smiley
Mum's the word
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Reply #25 - Apr 1st, 2011 at 1:21pm
 
smithy - yes, must be close to the first time we have agreed.
Lets just keep quiet and hope noone notices
Mum's the word



Aha,  little Nichys have big ears,  I heard you.       Wink
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Reply #26 - Apr 1st, 2011 at 3:16pm
 
BigOl64 wrote on Mar 31st, 2011 at 7:08am:
I wonder how long the loons will last once those germans no longer have reliable power to cook up their saurerkraut and bratwurst.  Grin

Nothing more than a knee jerk reaction founded on fear.

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STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

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STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Embarrassed Lips Sealed
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Reply #27 - Apr 1st, 2011 at 3:17pm
 
mavisdavis wrote on Apr 1st, 2011 at 6:42am:
It`s abundantly clear to anyone with any cognitive ability at all that "Greens" generally are no more than a lazy, feel good party, living off the system and the environment that they so heroically profess to protect.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Embarrassed Lips Sealed

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Embarrassed Lips Sealed
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*Sure....they're anti competitive as any subsidised job is.  It wouldn't be there without the tax payer.  Very damned difficult for a brainwashed collectivist to understand that I know....  (swaggy) *
 
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Reply #28 - Apr 1st, 2011 at 3:17pm
 
Dsmithy70 wrote on Apr 1st, 2011 at 10:02am:
bogarde73 wrote on Apr 1st, 2011 at 9:58am:
Are you a dole bludger? Do you have some ethnic origin that requires comment?
Do tell.


Since when are facts required?

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Embarrassed Lips Sealed

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.

STEVE CANNANE: But when I went back to Greg Hunt today, he said he defines 100 square kilometres as a hundred by a hundred, not 10 by 10.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Embarrassed Lips Sealed

Greg Hunt doesn't believe in facts!!!  Cheesy Cheesy Grin
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*Sure....they're anti competitive as any subsidised job is.  It wouldn't be there without the tax payer.  Very damned difficult for a brainwashed collectivist to understand that I know....  (swaggy) *
 
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