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Posted by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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Recently the speaker of the Australian parliament (the guy who moderates their debates) resigned after some sexist txt messages he'd been sending were revealed.

The leader of the opposition saw a chance to bash the Prime Minister.

He didn't expect her response....


by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 11:30 AM

For balance, here is a story saying what those txt messages were:


REVEALED: What Peter Slipper's sexist text messages actually said

"LUCY is very available and keen! Could turn you from your wayward ways," Peter Slipper texted to adviser James Ashby on September 3.

It was just one of hundreds of text messages the Speaker sent about sexual matters.

In a document before the Federal Court, Mr Ashby says that, with hindsight, "he understood the reference to 'wayward ways' to be reference to his homosexuality but at the time was unsure as to what it meant."

It wasn't just sex between men that occupied Mr Slipper's many texting moments.



Their chief political interest was former Liberal minister Mal Brough, who wanted to take the seat of Fisher from Mr Slipper.

"Brough is a c..t,'' Mr Slipper said in a text on October 10 last year. Soon after, he said: ''Funny how we say that a person is a c..t when many guys like c..ts.''

About five minutes later Mr Slipper began what the Opposition has called "'vile anatomical references''. Referring to women's private parts, he said: ''They look like mussell (sic) removed from its shell. Look at a bottle of mussel meat. Salty C..ts in brine.''

That day Mr Ashby attempted to get the SMS conversation back to politics, but Mr Slipper persisted.

"Been to thw (sic) fish shop yet to buy the bottle of shell less Mussells (sic)?''

krysstizzle
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Bravo!

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