Rabbit steps into the fray - again

Stu Nettle
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He willed a vocation into existence, wrestled his way to a world title, and later he mended a broken sport to lead professional surfing through a golden period. Over the weekend, Rabbit Batholomew accepted his next great challenge when Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced him as Labor's candidate for Burleigh.

Putting specific issues aside, Rab talked to Swellnet about the process that led him to this point.

Swellnet: You made the announcement over the weekend, but some of us were expecting it twenty years ago. Is it something that's been on your mind for a while?
Rabbit: It sure has. I've considered different roles, from the local council, whether it was a division councillor, or something a bit higher up in the chain. But the reason it's taken so long is because it's been an evolving process within myself, and as usual, same with everything I've done in my life, I picked the absolutely hardest time ever to do it. There's no doubt about that.

Well you might as well get a baptism by fire because politics is going to be hard.
Oh, but that's right. It'll be harsh. It's a harsh landscape and it's a tough landscape. I've had to dust off the old tin helmet that I used to have when I was running the ASP. It was getting a bit dusty, so the old tin helmet, she's back on again.

You've always been a social fella, a noted Gold Coast celebrity who mixes with all manner of people, however you've joined a political party, and some of your compatriots may vote for the other guys. How are you going to bridge that divide?
Well that's the will of the people. That's the democracy we live in. I 100% respect people's opinions whoever they vote for, so it won't be a problem for me.

Over the weekend Rabbit was announced as the Labor candidate for Burleigh (ABC)

Are you expecting some tough conversations with friends?
Oh yeah, sure I am. I mean there are going to be issues that are dear to them and that maybe I can't deliver on. For starters, I can't deliver on anything until I get into office...

Yes, of course, but let's consider beyond that.
Well....in a way, when I took on the ASP, it was the same sort of lead up. I looked at the sport and I went, "Oh my god, it's such a mess right now." Kelly Slater had retired, he'd walked away from the tour. Six world titles and he said, "I've had enough of this. I'm not doing this anymore. I don't believe in this."

Meanwhile the tour was all about big Grand Prix events in the middle of summer at metropolitan beaches, and you're looking out at the surf like it is today. Just crappy onshore beachbreaks that aren't even worthy of putting on television, let alone generating a global following.

Derek Hynd had his Rebel Tour about to happen, and at that time Andy Irons had signed up for him. It was just a mess out there, and that's what I waded into. And it took a while. It took until I had some influence at board level. It was all boardroom battles; I had to undo a lot of things and then rebuild a new foundation, and this was all done because people trusted me. Even though when I started I had my sceptics...I definitely had my sceptics.

In a way it's no different to when I was having a daydream in 1971 about being called a professional surfer, and no-one believed me then. I'm used to riding a wave with a lot of sceptics dropping in on me.

When you put it like that and it shows you've earnt your stripes.
Yeah. I went to the SIMA [Surf Industry Manufacturers Association] Conference in Mexico first up, and I was walking past major companies and they were all going, "Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick." It was like a time bomb about to go off. I knew I was up against it, but I mentally readied myself for the battle, and that's what you've got to do.

You're clearly passionate about surfing, but what you're signing up for is battles over public transport access, housing, and other less glamourous issues. How do you prepare for that?
Well, that's true, it's less glamourous, but the thing that I'm most passionate about now is the Gold Coast. I care so much for the Gold Coast and particularly from Burleigh south and the pointbreaks.

There are a lot of issues there, there's going to be a lot of hard bridges to cross, and a lot of big battles, but that's OK. I'm ready.

As a professional surfer and later an administrator, you've lived a public life, but you're entering into a different kind of public life. Are you worried that opponents might construct a dirt file on you, Rabbit?
Oh well...I've lived a life, you know what I mean? One thing though, over that whole period I think I built up some goodwill as a pretty decent guy. So yeah, sure, I've lived a life. Surfing was a rebel sport when I was young and I was one of the leaders of the pack, no doubt about it.

In your favour there currently appears a backlash against career politicians. Do you think that that could weigh in your favour?
Well, I think people will just take me as I am. I think I bring a certain authenticity to the roles I play and the positions I take. Over the years I've had a lot to do in the community. I've sat on so many committees, dealt with people from local, state and federal governments, so I like to think that I'm a bit of a negotiator. I like to work things through to a positive outcome.

And you plan to continue that MO?
Yeah, I've always seen the light in people. I've always seen the light in things. I mean, even with all of the things that have happened, including in Hawaii, there's one thing that I stand by: you can go through all the archives, every story I've ever written, every interview I've ever given, and every quote I've ever provided, and I can put it on record that I have never said anything derogatory about any other human being. It's just not my style. 

Quite a claim.
And I don't intend to play the man here either. I know that that happens, but I'm going to run on my own campaign. There'll be obviously differences along party lines - no doubt about that. I mean that's where the battle lines are drawn.

So it's going to be busy couple of months?
Oh yeah. I'm going to roll up my sleeves up and absolutely give this a solid crack.

I wish you all the best, Rabbit. Can't wait to hear the outcome.
Unreal. Thanks a lot, mate.


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davetherave Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 5:37pm

Great interview Stu.
All the best Rab, and may you stay true to you.
If other people want to belittle themselves by being derogatory, let's send them good vibes, but please don't let the Party go behind your back and do this.
Honesty, transparency and responsibilty.

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Westofthelake Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 7:31pm

Hot stuff Rabs!

He is exactly what politics needs, a non- career politician, who also surfs.

Although we have never met, by all accounts he seems utterly capable and genuinely authentic.

All the best. Cracko'clock, make it so.

If you're going to go all selfie corflute campaign signage, I'd like to nominate the picture below (that I found at the bottom of a tbb post from last weeks Rabs story)



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dazzler Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 10:29am

I wonder if he would smile like that if the Light Rail was extended from Airport along the beachfront with stop at Kirra Point, Cooly & Snapper?

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truebluebasher Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 10:32pm

Thanks Stu & also Rabbit..that's likely the best & fairest insight locals will get!

tbb doesn't get to do this often...welcome to my neighbourhood.
Bugz division also has a Prime #1 Rail Station to Airport by 2016 > now 2038
12 story satellite city smack bang Goldie centre of East Coast [M1] interstate Rail hub.
ALP Varsity Stn CBD for many 1000's has a build finish date by 2026.
Progress : 1 drink machine (Coffee Selection is Out of Order) No newspaper Nothing!
We heard of Premier push shitty wave Parks of 4 stories as #1 Covid Jobs.
But not this! No candidates / News won't touch this CBD or progress #1 Airlink.
tbb won't dare ask Bugz to explain why #1 SEQ project sits idle but it does.

ALP walked away & locked up M1 CBD citadel..weeds 'n' all...(No #1 SEQ Transit)
So now the crew can see how desperate the Labor light rail stamp duty grab is!
tbb felt he had to share Gold Coast's dirty Laundry > (We're 22years behind.)

18th Aug 2020 GCB Twitter
"Wayne Rabbit Bartholomew lands solid blow for Palm Beach stage 4 light rail."
TALK about a Rabbit punch!

"Here is the reality as faras the Light Rail is concerned...to stop the Light Rail I'm five years too late. The Tram is coming & it's just a matter of which route it's gonna take, the Tram is not going to stop halfway and just fall off into the bush, it's going to keep coming."

Here the Bully throws Bugz into the Shark Tank then ladles out Rabbit Stew!
Reporter speaks on behalf of Rabbit and slags off Palmy & Reps even the Mayor.
Then argues that Hi-rise Tram doesn't gut Towns but provides XXXX coffee shops.
Reckons everyone who doesn't pat hi-rise is a loser for wishing other silly stuff.
It is vile & disgusting piece of gutter journalism...Sure Ok! ...It's the Bully tbb!

Only that the article is attributed to Rabbit & readers believe this is Bugz mantra.
The Bully have painted Bugz as The White Shoe Line Timeshare Trolley conductor.
tbb is just saying if you hear anything other, than here ...call it out.
Bugz is not doin' the centrefold for The Bully Property Guide! (GCB article is Poison!)

Bully throws back to Bugz for the Finish..
"I'm going to keep talking to the public. I think (anti Light Rail sentiment) is also locked up with the perception that it's just going to have a free-for-all of development and that is actually a GCCC issue.What would be good is if council would dismiss that perception and give some assurance that's not going to happen."

It's not Anti Light Rail- it's the ALP carcassing of SEQ #1 Rail line from 2016 > 2038.
See: Above Photo.
Bugz is losing truckloads of ALP votes for sabotaging Qld #1 Project...(To us it is! )
tbb's Mum writes to Premier & Local members to please build #1 Rail to the Airport.
She too is shocked by the Light Rail carnage, Ghost towns are pretty hard to hide!

On this last issue Bugz raises...there are some home truths...
GCCC have 30% shares in Light Rail for their Supa ...(Conflict of Interest > Corrupt!)
GCCC Free Seniors lose 6 free Bus Stops with each new Tram Station.
Palmy Seniors would detour 8 free buses for Hospital return or (Tram fare vs Script?)
[+][P] 30% GCCC $upa...They have it all wired...we pay to wipe their bums forever!
Sure, Bugz could report corrupt GCCC to CCC ...that would buy you buckets of cred!

Bugz could soapbox his leader's Transit Department facts to we the people.
Highest capacity & Service #1 Train > Buses > ( Tram- less capacity - Speed - Stops )
Development should halve with vastly reduced Hwy / Servos / Timetable / Service.

Bugz should fairly argue for GChwy Hi-Rise Downgrade & would win support.
If ALP/GCCC reward upgrades for a reduced transit network then that's CCC shit!

Light Rail is killing off premium Aussie jobs from Burleigh BusTech & Export.
tbb is anti -stripping away our perfectly good transit system for a Timeshare Trolley.

We're 80 years to late for a 1937 Golden Era Rapid Transit GChwy timetable.
Gold Coast Airport to Burleigh [ 1937 Bus - 8 mins ] vs [ 2028 ALP Tram - 35 mins ]
ALP Prime-line Directive- Penalising City & workers of hours of work + Leisure.

Bligh was on Oz #1 Airlink by 2016 & ALP bossed both south seats. (That simple!)
Please Rabbit, if you could run the Tram into the Bush as a bonus! Double yer Votes!

Current (new) Electoral Map >
Moves South from Nobbys & N'Burleigh to Nth/Currumbin Ck.
LNP MP Miami office outside Electorate (Bummer!) + LNP lose (0.7) margin.

See: #1 Rail Line Gazetted & Stn Village approved 10 yrs ago ($4b SEQ Jobz) Shh!

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surfstarved Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 8:23pm

Hopefully he'll get in and put the toe of his winklepicker firmly up the date of Tom Tate and his white shoe brigade cronies.

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udo Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 8:27pm

Yes hopefully.....
And Hopefully will lose the hair dye
Wayne Les Patterson Bartholomew

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savanova Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 8:21am

Sounds like youve also been stockpiling enough quips, zingers & one liners to give the honey badger a run for his money. Sickem Rabs

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D-Rex Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 8:58am

I remember watching Bugs and MR in the final at Bells in early 80's, which MR won. Great surfing by both, but MR's unique style was the difference. Maybe Bug's stylish persona (on land) will get him the nod over his less stylish opponent here - not that any of we morally superior swellnetonians would be persuaded by celebrity candidates eg Nova P-K, Peter G, Zali S!

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stunet Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 9:07am

None of which hold a candle to Australia's ultimate celebrity politician, Malcolm Turnbull, or America's best, Donald Trump, Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

You think the left has the mortgage on this..?

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D-Rex Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 9:32am

Malcolm a celebrity? Must have missed that - what TV show did he do?

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stunet Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 9:38am

Journalist, lawyer to the stars, including the famous 'Spycatcher' case, high-profile investment banker, handbag to Sydney's Lord Mayor.

It's possible to be a celebrity without being on TV, though I'm not surprised you don't grasp that.

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surfstarved Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 10:01am

Not to mention heading up the republican movement in that ill-conceived and ultimately ill-fated attempt to free ourselves from the monarchy. That got him a good bit of publicity (the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about, and all that).

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ScottWilliams Saturday, 22 Aug 2020 at 9:21pm

Harsh mate. Malcolm was hardly a mainstream celebrity before becoming the member for Wentworth.

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gavin007 Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 10:32am

I want to see him wear that shirt in parliament...

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jacksprat Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 11:49am

I believe he is the politician the Gold Coast deserves. I also believe Elvis is still alive.

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Hulk Junior Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 12:24pm

Yes, now we will see if surfers in the Burleigh constituency have totally become, "Chickenshit conformists like their parents" as they get older and own properties.

Go Bugs, i hope you win the seat and rise above the inevitable Murdoch led push against you and any other Labour or Greens candidate.

Having just 1 more Labour politician standing against the do nothing conservative rednecks will be a bonus. Won't be easy in the current climate, but if anyone can do it, you can.

I have never understood why any surfer would ever even contemplate voting conservative? Surely surfing and conservatism are diametrically opposed?

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Lottolonglong Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 4:32pm

I'm 41 and now vote conservative, 2012 is when I formed the view that Labor have forgotten about working class and voted against Labor at every tier of govt
Libs have got to go,I want to vote for Labor again, but jeez they just make it hard.
Labor gotta get back to their original grassroots campaign and put the worker first

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D-Rex Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 4:16pm

FYI stu

'A celebrity is a person who is well known and gets lots of public attention, or attention from other people. ... Usually a person becomes a celebrity from entertainment such as people who are in movies, people who sing songs, and someone who plays a sport.' Source: wikipedia

But I'm not surprised you didn't know that.

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stunet Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 5:21pm

You went to Wikipedia to get the definition of celebrity???

Fuck me...


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flow Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 5:19pm

Yes. Usually but not always.

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andosbf Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 5:54pm

I won't vote for Rabbit, I won't be fooled by a surfing legend who has publicly stated he supports and will push for a unnecessary light rail down the coastal strip. Ruining coastal communities, bankrupting local businesses, reclaiming local houses, taking away beach carparks and replacing this all with unsightly overhead tram wires and a tram line that is 19th century technology. This is looking like a billion dollar project to replace a perfectly good bus service that is underused. Why not just introduce an electric bus service at a fraction of the cost. Sorry Rabbit you won't get my vote if you continue to support this project and there are thousands of locals that are fighting against it too.

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Pato_ Sunday, 23 Aug 2020 at 1:27pm

The reason the bus service is underused is because it is so crap. The horse has bolted at palm beach, the density now is such that it will require decent transport. All of those units will have at most one car park, a lot of (new) residents will be reliant on public transport

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Finntim Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 5:59pm

I'm sorry but that hair just screams desperation. Somebody please have a quiet word.

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1floorup Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 7:52pm

thanks for the sauce Wayne, now we are ready for the meat

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1floorup Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 8:11pm

Seems like a decent boke, even though I have never met him, I know that popularity votes, especially in Labour, don't require the wave of the policy wand, they can be commanded or purchased simply by small double-digit tax refunds and "free first drink tokens" at your local RSA.

what Oz really needs is right now is the Lee Kuan Kew appetite of vision and the stamina and guts to make it happen, can you be the one Wayne? or do you only want to draw your finger in the ring of sand around the gold coast while the rest of the continent slips away into churning waters?

I hope you rise above your future vision of the gold coast and cast your net wider and deeper into a sea of unfamiliarity, away from labour and its clunky parts

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1floorup Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 8:48pm

If we really want to help our friends, family and newly arrived in Australia how can we do it?

I vote not for labour or liberal, but a leader in both local and fed, that has a vision, has guts, balls and persistence to rise to the challenge every day, but mostly has the audacious goals of benefiting everyone and challenging the status quo

Their policies won't be popular, but if they can demonstrate small incremental rewarding steps along the way that relate to the common man, we can propel ourselves towards progress.

In Australia we have so much "momentum" as we are not restricted by religion or limiting beliefs... so why we cannot connect, engage and move forth with our fellow neighbour??, We must acknowledge this as a strength and unify as we are not divided by religion...., we can assemble and mobilise manufacturing, innovate prototype, tender with strength, unity and commitment whilst demonstrating our unification towards progress.

we must have balls in this process, a leader that defines, encourages, envisions, and propels us forward to the values and guts into uncharted waters where only real .....something/.....is found

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D-Rex Saturday, 22 Aug 2020 at 9:05am

You're right, stu. Fancy anyone using wikipedia? That bastard Murdoch must have influenced the author's definition (or even written it himself)! How silly of me!
PS You have a pretty thin skin.

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stunet Saturday, 22 Aug 2020 at 9:32am

Indeed how silly of you. From your own source:

"Sometimes people such as Mother Teresa have achieved fame because they help people who were in need and are saintly."

What show was she on, mate?

Also, have a think about the word "usually" as it applies in your other post.

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groovie Saturday, 22 Aug 2020 at 12:39pm

Politics is generally played upon the party line (look @ how Peter Garrett went!). Rabbit is trying to make a difference by getting into a political party where he will no doubt be obliged to follow the party policies of the labour party. The main objective seems to be to stay in power which is a very short term objective(4yrs). As a species we are facing extinction due to global warming caused by overpopulation of the planet (which is the main driver of fossil fuel emissions). Most of the major political parties are driven by economies of scale which is all about increased GDP which is ultimately counterproductive if we are to survive as a species on this planet we call Earth. I hope Rabbit rises to the top of the party where he may be able to make a difference where it will really counts i.e. survival of our species for our future generations.

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D-Rex Saturday, 22 Aug 2020 at 5:20pm

Stu, I hope you're not being deliberately ignorant. Comparing Malcolm Turnbull with the Labor candidates is simply absurd. Turnbull was a member of the Liberals for 20 years before gaining pre-selection which he had to fight to obtain. He was also a lawyer and banker which is the most hated combination of occupations, in the opinion of most, that a person can have. Kneebone, Garrett and now Bugs are popular figures with zero experience in the field to which they were parachuted by the ALP - surely even someone with your limited intellect can see the difference. Despite your desire to denigrate my post, I actually wish Bugs well.

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malibudutchie Saturday, 22 Aug 2020 at 5:57pm

Thats an interesting read Stu and I wish Rabs well. Nice to see someone who's not a merchant banker, lawyer or accountant running for a spot. He seems to have a drive to succeeed, so I hope he's not too hampered by the party machine if he gets in and sets a course for himself. Hopefully he can Bust Down Another Door.

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davetherave Saturday, 22 Aug 2020 at 6:15pm

ok, time to come clean. I deliberately used the spelling Labour rather than Labor as in Labor Party to see if anyone picked it up.
Words are an important part of human functioning and it is no mistake that in one old wise book,it was written, in the beginning was the word.
Back to modern times, the word labour has many associations but i think it's fair to say that labour, and hard labour have developed quite a close attachment.
As well as this , labour-working class, not the bosses etc etc etc.
the old copywriter in me can't resist, rab's giving a media conference where he says, labor, only works with real labour, and it's u that makes the difference.

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truebluebasher Sunday, 23 Aug 2020 at 1:57am

1912 Labour Party changed to Australian Labor Party.
Ditching UK ties...adding "Australian"...to 'modernised' US 'Labor'
It was common of the day to drop UK vowels.
Adopting shortened 'progressive' US slang.
tbb's neighbourhood has several examples...Streets/Creeks.
Many names dropped "E"s
Davetherave's Bodysurfing Reserve Kingscliff or Kingscliffe

Video era sees Oz spell Colour as Color...on it goes!
Anything that looks or sounds French...Yanks will rid it...
It's that whole 5 eyes thing...(France is some foreign 6th Eye)

NZ is seen as subservient to UK.
NZ branding is ....[ Labour ]
Now with Leaf
But never dare use - NZ Labour (That's not proper English!)
Nor use - NZ Labor (US Sell out) ANZUS suck Up!

Royal NZ Labour suckles from UK Labour's Teat.
'Federated Australian Labor kisses US ass (Never arse!).

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AussieAbroad Saturday, 22 Aug 2020 at 7:58pm

I remember after Peter Crawford's death there was a massive paddle out at Dee Why. Most of the core past and present Dee Why surf community was there to pay their respects. I heard a whisper that even Mumbles was there. Peter's sons Scott and Justin scatter his ashes and everyone paddles in after the usual splashing etc. The whole mob reaches the point at the same time in a line from first rock to the suckup and probably halfway to Long Reef. Suddenly a one wave set comes. It was five seconds of madness. Guess who snavelled the wave? Rab. He'll do just fine in politics.

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zenagain Saturday, 22 Aug 2020 at 8:02pm

Ha ha!

Cool story.

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kaiser Saturday, 22 Aug 2020 at 10:36pm

Funny. In reading the comments above I registered who was a celeb ring-in but didn’t really think whether they were left or right. Just that whoever put them there was chasing the popular vote.
Turns out it looks like mr Bartholomew was shoe-horned in advance of another seemingly well deserving ALP member. How virtuous this whole politicking thing is...

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truebluebasher Sunday, 23 Aug 2020 at 8:43am

Rabbit hutch passes the Swan Test for WSR

1974 Burleigh Paper Boy : "Read all about it!"
Swan rescues Rabbit from a 2hr Burleigh Pork Barrel.

Extra! Extra! Super Sunday Souvenir Edition

World's best Treasurer says: "Goldie can't afford not to have The Dream Tour Guide."

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Supafreak Sunday, 23 Aug 2020 at 3:45pm

I’ve never understood why they went light rail and not monorail , on the rare occasions I venture to surfers paradise the drive back south sux big time , traffic lights every 100 or so meters it’s a joke . A monorail above ground would have allowed dual lanes north and south and more badly needed parking. I think a monorail the length of Coast is more practical and safer than a light rail taking road space and wiping out careless car drivers

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tango Sunday, 23 Aug 2020 at 9:41pm

They say all's fair in love and war, recently expanded to include politics.

I don't know him, but can say I paddled out with him one day at Snapper in '02 to catch a few early on at what was to become the Superbank and, despite being King of the Point, he was a genuinely friendly bloke. Didn't know me from a bar of soap but remembered me later in the day to ask how I went. I hope the machine doesn't roll him up and smoke him, and wish him well. Nice to see someone who's not a lawyer or apparatchik getting a crack at representation, and opens the door to different perspectives.

And you muppets going on about the hair issue remind me of the wankers giving women a hard time about what they wear in public life.

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truebluebasher Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020 at 1:09pm

Burleigh Paper Grom: Late Extra!

[ Burley Barrelometer Backdraught Baffles Bugz ]

I think we have live footage of that!..'Crossing Live to WSR Koala...I mean Rabbit!'


Ex Burleigh MP Christine Smith quits Labor Party over AP Captain's Call.

Burley Barracuda Junior Champ: "Should've got Occy to hand the surfboard to Bugz!"

Burley Nippers Blood Bath Siren haunts the WSL WSR...(Wotz Up Bugz!)

Reality Teen TV (Oz Worst Driver) [L]aura crashed into the WSR Currumbin Seat.
25 LNP members were evacuated by Helloworld.

Bully Bunny Hop wasn't enough.
This Monday Bully regurgitates last week's Bug Spray as Today's news!
Word for Word...tying Rabbit to the tracks.
+ Another bucket of Puke tipped over Southern Goldie.

[Factcheck] Light Rail
Bus Usage is down because of Tram ...due to less stops/service.
Obviously then the Tram creates more car usage (Yes! 30% More!)
GCHwy Traffic Count has increased with Tram (Less Lanes[P]Servos etc...)
Tram creates more cars spewing more fuel as it idles along our Prime resource.
This results in much less visitors to CBD's (Yes!) Numbers are down with Light Rail.
SEQ Prime line pushed back 22 years for mobster's Timeshare Trolley.

Govt/GCCC/Bully know all this...(Prime Rates/Stamp Duty/Subscribers thanx)
Could not give a fuck at the annihilation of our City.

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Patate Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020 at 3:35pm

WSL is selling our sport for their own benefit.
Is it the next step then to go to politics for further personal benefit and media glory ?

Or is rabbit a good WSL person not guilty for the current crap?

Honest question, might help my voting.

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 11:02pm

AP Captain's Call/s shattered Qld Labor & may hand govt to LNP.

Local Member & now CFMEU walked out on Labor
2012 when the same union walked, Newman's LNP were handed Govt.
Qld won Libs the recent Fed election (So sorry!) + LNP are ahead in the State Polls.
75% of Qld want the Border closed ...ALP should be bossing it!...So what's going on?

Burleigh Paper Grom will have crack at ironing out Pauline's fish'n'chips wrapper.

Union workers back Right Coal bullies & want green inner city voice to butt out!.
Union fifo back bogan blue Collar Katter & Pauline.(Only ever attack Labor Left)
Pretty sure none of them ever voted Labor...Run Hate Billboards to stay relevant.
Unions are crook that el cheapo CPB won Cross River Rail contract...
CPB Cimic re: 3 Years behind Syd Stadium + Vic Tunnel Walkout! etc...
Unions film site nasties & have a crack at Kate who took on CRR site after Trad.

Core Left can't get a member up without Right powerbrokers stacking the seats.
So the party is mostly Left governed by right then splits & LNP scoop the pool.

All kicked off back when (Left) Deputy Trad walked ...(A good thing?)
Premier bullied a reshuffle 'over-stacking' a more Right faction cabinet
Core Left (majority) are outraged at the overlord style treachery of Party process.

24 Left + (7 Old Guard-Centre Left) vs 16 Right
Right Faction bully 1st picks # 1/2/3/4 Senior Cabinet roles in a premium third of 14.
After Trad / Premier reshuffled #4 +2 more onto right wing quota of 14 seat Cabinet
Now that's overstepping all past agreements...not cool by the Bullies.

Right wing Premier then branch stacks Captain's call candidates on election eve.
Punters are led to believe these hand picked candidates are of right faction cloth.
Almost reshaping a Right Wing Party Platform to win Qld Right Wing voter base.
Just quietly... the new candidates are supposed to be cool with hugging coal!
Meant to get the Unions to man up with ALP again!

Poor LNP sit and drool, learning from Ultra Right Wing ALP Qld Govt.
You'll hear Qldurrz cry...we already got an LNP govt, why do we want another one.

Faceless Men can explain...Right faction run the following...
Leadership / Policy /Treasury / Investment / Gaming / Racing / Trade / Legal / Justice / Infrastructure / Energy / Water / Planning / Retail / Public Service / Councils = Rorts!

Left nerds dodge tomatoes at hospital queues, late trains, traffic jams & exam results.

Premier is Power Mad & now even her own party sees it...(Mates! Mate! Mates!)
Her new Right faction treasurer is also her Ol' Uni buddy...Mate!
World's best treasurer Wayne Swan is also in the staunch right faction...So What?

Well, all 3 biggest Qld right wing financial Powerbrokers openly endorsed ...Rabbit?
Crew! You tell tbb...what the hell is Rabbit's role here...cause that's off the charts!
Are we looking at Platinum WSR Sea Change.

Bully already tied Bugz to the Timeshare Trolley tracks & set it on loop timetable.
Bugz Tram has had 4 runs in one week...been force fed Bully Tram cereal every day.

Timeshare Trolley is #1 Oz Seachange Stamp Duty Scooper + #1 Hodad Conductor.
tbb is not just saying that, this is the Ultimate Real Estate dream team for any Govt.

tbb spoke of this earlier...Bully / ALP have WSR Celeb Timeshare Trolley Conductor.
Not saying that Bugz agreed...he doesn't have to. When media asks - just say Tram!
$10's millions sales per day... Police State Gated Hodad Tombstone Estate.
As far as the eye can see is Covid free...Who better to sell Tram loads of Blue Yonder.

Murdoch backs ALP Anna's Beach Sellout Plan over LNP Deb's not a big Beach fan.

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kaiser Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 11:22pm

You’re an insightful man, TBB. So much wisdom... hidden in abstract

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zenagain Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 11:57pm

Have you any idea how hard it is to write like that?

I have never in my lifetime of reading read anything that remotely resembles TBB's style. In this vanilla world we are truly blessed here with something that is manifestly unique. Zenagain salutes TBB for being one of the only persons that refers to himself in the third person without actually coming across as a bit of a wanker. Even moreso, TBB has bona fide resurch skillz and I dare say would have been a phenomenal teacher but no doubt would have left the kiddies a little bewildered.

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Superstoked! You guys are too much....Huge Bonus straight up...Damn Straight!
This next dig was alarming & even blew tbb's tiny mind.
All Locals think we know our shit then you just cry & so will the crew.... Honestly!
If you have faith in the Electoral Authorities then don't read further... Please don't!

The recent or last redistribution for the seat of Burleigh was to boss Tram real estate.
Sure it knocked LNP office outta the electorate but that's expected so too a % gain!

Again! With the Tram...this whole deal includes Dutto & the whole Gang!
Pretty sure if this deal goes down here then we're all in deep shit...a lot deeper shit!
Yes! You'll wanna know why! We can walk thru that together...

Last Election Map...
View this thru the eyes of White Shoe Brigade. You want total control of beach front.

No! No! This won't do!...You see what we must do here crew! (Waits 5 mins! Durr!)
You sussed it!
We need to realign the North Boundary by moving south to meet the Beach enclave.
Just south of North Burleigh...(Can we bring that up on the White Board)...Cool!
You see where the 1st Hi-Rise line is we draw our new boundary... Nothing suss!
Now we have maximized upzone Hi-Rise value on the North Boundary ...Agreed!

Kickstart the Dirigible & we zoom zoom down to Palmy...
What even is this! Who drew this Boundary...The Bagman doesn't get his fill..FFS
Concentrate! Where does Dutto Live...OMG...So sorry Boss.
We need to move the boundary South...to include Dutto's Upzone Supa Package.
So we check the List again! Kelly / Doohan / Fox / Dutto. / Big Wig / Biggie Rat!

Very Good! Now we slide this Boundary as far as it hugs the Beach...
That's it ...You Got it..where the Hi-Rise gear down...Perfect! Draw the Line.
Yep! Currumbin Creek...that maximizes the Southern Hi-rise Upzone!

Great work Mr Super Straight Electoral Boundary Guy...very smooth!
North to South is that the Triple Max for our Light Rail Booty! Work of Art! So cool!

Who's it gonna be Boss! Who will be our Fall Guy!
Don't be so rude...The crew will vote on their fav' WSL Pro!

Now rub that shit out before the CCC click to check their Palmy swellnet surf forecast.
You didn't see me & tbb don't you dare tell the crew what you think this looks like!
Cause! No one will believe that the ECQ would get involved in shit like this! Just zip it!

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truebluebasher Saturday, 29 Aug 2020 at 4:16pm

Continued... After the boundary Change
Aug 18 2018 LNP candidate buys Off the Plan $1.1m GCHwy Tram Stn Beach Unit.
The Off the Plan unit sits in the newly extended Southern Seat Zone.
Mr Hart's Tram goes west to then merge with PB @ GCHwy (Hart Monopoly!)
It looks like all the Piggies are in the trough!

LNP MP Hart : "Rabbit says he's 5 years too late...does he not care for consultation?"
"I'm told Surfers think Rabbit is anti Development and doesn't support the Tram!"

Rabbit : "It's ludicrous to think that Mr Hart spoke for the GC surf Community!"

Pause: [ Factcheck ] Mr Hart is former director & Vice Patron of GC WSR SLS clubs
Mr Hart represents the vast majority of 'GC WSR Surfers/Beach goers
Rabbit's boardriders represent a lesser share of GC WSR Surfing Community.

Mr Hart is a also a Patrol member of Pacific SLSC (Palmy Reef)
LNP candidate exploited SLSQ props & Rescue uniform for votes at last election.
"Resulting in Chubbie Clubbie" being trolled by a Nurse over his weight -
Rabbit's barb at Mr Hart's surf cred may backfire with WSR frontline volunteers.
All recall Get Up Clubbie Abbott backfire...[ Cubbies vs Skegz ] in GC WSR Election?

Rabbit : " My position has been clear since day one. Our entire community needs to continue to be consulted on this project, and their views need to be taken into account when finalising it !"

Rabbit Rail Examples:
Corona SD Routes by Blood Type...

LNP Leader : Deb Frecklington labelled the Heavy Rail connection the "Missing Piece" for the Gold Coast transport needs and took aim at The Labor Government.
There is already an existing Heavy Rail corridor to The Gold Coast Airport and it's bizarre that Labor's business case will ignore it!"

"Labor's lack of planning has held back the Gold Coast for years. The LNP business case will put all the options on the table and deliver a Public Transport System that busts congestion and creates jobs!"

Mr Hart said developing a plan for Heavy Rail would enable all potential routes for Light Rail stage 4 to be fully considered.

Electorate are at a loss why ALP carcassed ALP #1 Rail for Timeshare Trolley rort.
If ALP quit their Tram stamp Duty addiction & commit to GC #1 Rail...Bugz wins!

LNP pulled up the Rail then ALP powered along with it's restoration.
Then retire our Train extorting all future funding to fastrack the Timeshare Trolley.
ALP Train now 2038 or some shit...that is a huge kick in the guts to tbb, family & all.
tbb like many, had our future sold out for 22 years, by this backward greedy Govt.
Town Name is wiped from Consult, Train Stations & now Exit ramps. We don't exist!

People now queue to vote LNP to rebuild their Rail...none are comfortable doing that!
Are ALP fucking stupid or what? Just the Train! Never, ever said > Beach Lockout?

Rabbit! We just want our #1 Train back...No Corrupt ALP Tram / No LNP backtracks.
Train is Gazetted & shovel ready [Sign Here.....X.] Landslide Win - People's Hero!

2009 Anna from Miami High opened Varsity Station
2023 Bugz from Miami High opens the next & next SEQ Air-link saving $7,7m/day.
This was always Qld ALP #1 Plan...scrape ALP from the gutter & get back on track.

PS: The only Guy that booked a Palmy 1st Class Tram ticket is yer LNP rival.
Guess what ! Even he says it's a load of Shit!...making ALP look even more stupid!

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29th Aug 2020 The Media flesh out tbb's preceding posts

ALP TMR Bailey- has asked LNP MP Hart to distance himself from LR Planning.
Local Lib MP is claiming ALP & GC Bully are playing dirty, says he long lived in Palmy.

ALP/ECQ Boundary Change includes, federal MP's PB Station upzone (No Word?)

ALP / GCCC have also used police to ban local petitioner from Pop Up stalls.
tbb can vouch they tow the line & ignore home truths regarding loss of local amenity.

Weekend papers Continue with "Secret Report" into ALP Captain Call VIP fails...

Whitsunday's Whitewashing.
AP Channel 7 chopper Paratroops 4BC Jock Pat Condren to clean up City Hall
Then comes this Bunny Hop...

Unions back Local members and all want Anna's VIP right branch stacking to end.

When local MP Christine Smith resigned from Burleigh, so too did many across Qld.
So Yes! About Rabbit... but mostly about Non Party Celeb ring-ins.

Premier precedents 2013 Beattie failed comeback-dumping of Forde candidate!
"I will not apologize for choosing "Strong Candidates!"

Cabal of 4 only pay lip service to branches...
CFMEU removed 24,000 members from the State Election.

Recent Council Elections swing against Labor 1.02% (Mayors) 0.23% (Councillors)
ALP had not won or converted Lord Mayoralty / Council seat since 2000.
ALP came in 3rd behind Greens in 6 Brisbane Wards.

ALP Bully Advertorials come from diverting GC ALP kitty to defend marginal seats.
Bully's daily ALP sweetner...just gets more contrived...it's bloody exhausting it is!
Oddly GC ALP seachange property guide oozes from behind a Murdoch Pay wall...
Murdoch loves ALP Premier's White Star Line & Scomo's Pentecostal Portfolio.
Religion & Politics & VIP's & NEWS oversee all seaboard Policy & Inquiries.

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truebluebasher Sunday, 27 Sep 2020 at 2:16pm

Clean Up set sees more Frontline Labor Pros bailing...

Continues with Union Heavies Hate Kate Campaign
Note Unions upped the Hate Kate

10.65% Kate Jones - Most liked MP for Everything (Centre Left)
ALP Vote will drop -Redistribution favours greens...(Preferences will flow to Labor)

1.1% Coralee O' Rourke (Left) Bellwether seat swings to LNP.

12.1% Dr Anthony Lynham - Mines (Right Faction) Safe Labor Seat
Needs to return to medicine or lose his Licence.
Papers are talking up CFMEU marched him on...read for yourself...

Should ALP win...Premier may reinstate controversial (Bag Lady) 'Trad' to Cabinet.
Unions won't be racing back...CRR Trad is still on their Dart Board &/or Bill Boards.

What do the crew read into that..
As it was all in one week ...Media are running with Rats deserting the leaking Ship.

Wiki lists 5 LNP candidates not resitting...
3 of these announced retirement on same day 25/May...Hat trick wasn't news?
tbb thinks this was announced in Parliament but withheld from Gold Coast Press.
The 3rd MP (On same day) Ted Sorensen was announced thru Sunny Coast Press!

6 highest rank LNP Officials were wiped out in just the last few weeks.

Anyhow! One of these 5 retiring MP's is said to be current Burleigh MP Michael Hart
If that's true...then Bugz hasn't got a rival candidate as yet ... Maybe Starky?

Also Mermaid Beach - Ray Stevens (Chicken Man)...Where Labor has no Candidate?

tbb can't confirm Wiki article...
However! A candidate wouldn't wish Wiki to rule them out if they were running?
Wiki Correction : Wiki have since Removed their names from Retiring MP List
That's fair to see Wiki sorted that before Campaigns kicked off! (No apology though!)

PS: tbb confirms M Hart [Signs] are everywhere + Chicken Man roosts on Mermaid seat.

LABOR parachutes Rudd's former diplomat Dr Carl Ungerer into Mermaid seat.
Flies way too high, well over the heads of Mermaid Beach Flight Path crew...

Warning! Do not click the xxx G Link.

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truebluebasher Sunday, 27 Sep 2020 at 1:43pm


Tonight Sunday (6-8pm) 27th September 2020
{ Rabbit's Campaign Fundraiser }
The Collective 1128 GC hwy Palm Beach
Entry $40 (Includes light meals)
Iconic Auction Items / Collector (Bugs4Burleigh) Tees / Special Guests.

Launch coincides with Rabbit's campaign for World 1st continued WSR Protection.
Today Rabbit called for WSR Legislation.
(Preaching to the converted... but Rabbit shows he's still hopping along WSR trail)

Bugz : Youth Sports from the heart.


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truebluebasher Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020 at 2:23pm

Goldie Request...to swellnet Stu or Crew...(Please!)
Any recall '1999' Bugz / Labor Campaign (vs) Howard's G.S.T
(How far back is this Bugz / ALP affiliation?)

Is Bugz a Pioneer Paratrooper or #1 Pro Paratrooper or Paratrooper X.
Perhaps, for arguments sake he's a lousy Paratrooper or not one at all. (OMG Shock!)
Did tbb just spoil something? C'mon! He's just gotta be a Paratrooper? (Jury is out!)


tbb did attend that aforementioned 27th Sept Gig...
AndyMac as Warm up Guy / Rare Surf Flicks / Surf Stickers
Tappa on Poster Auction
Nev as Warm Up Guy / Surfboard Auction
Bugz Old school Miami High entourage

Rabbit gave a great Covid Speech to 100 strong crowd + generous with his time.

"Bugz hops aboard Electric Avenue Bandwagon" + (tbb wins best Goldie News Title)

Goldie Heavy Weight Contenders
Pre Poll Bout (If looks could kill!)
(Polls have Bugz coming from behind to hop ahead of rival leading into last week).

14 Sept- Postal Vote applications start
16 Oct - Postal Vote application ends
19 Oct - Early voting begins 9am - (5pm Sat) (6pm M/W/F) (9pm Tu/Th)
30 Oct - (Friday) Early voting Ends
31 Oct - (Sat) Election Day

{ Epic Bonus }
18 Oct [f] Shaun Tomson supports Rabbit for Burleigh...(Super Stoked!)
Goldie thanx Shaun for inspirational glowing endorsement of our Local Surf Champ.

Local tbb is stoked with his fav surfers leading from the front at his local WSR.
Gonna reload Tim Baker's Rabbit Tales ( Epic alt Free Ride commentary Booth)
Episode delivers the essence of Epic Crews / Pros / Comps /Safaris! (Amazing!)

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canetoad Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020 at 2:58pm

For meetings Rabs will need his own dark room, no lighting, he has his own light, always ready ! And when he emerges from the darkness, the other councilors will think he has been touched by an Alien ! In fact Rabs will believe he has special powers and will be smiling from ear to ear and once again fooling the coucilors into believing he knows where he is . Rabs will then call out for food, and lots of it, now !
Yep, Rabs is the real deal ! Arent we all fed up with the bullshit, the corruption, the im an angel and i dont do sex lies.
Go you good thing.
Rabs for PM !

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truebluebasher Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 at 3:38am

Lucky Rabbit's Foot is hangin' 5

You Gov - ALP 52% vs LNP 48%
Morgan - ALP 51% vs LNP 49%
News Poll - LNP 50.5% vs ALP 49.5%

One Nation 9.1 % > 2% (One Nation have kit cards to read from!)
Greens vote > Major Parties (No local Greens agenda all is now run via HQ Brand)
This lack of local know how has reportedly shifted votes back to you know who.
ALP 31.4% > 35%
LNP 26.1% > 32%

Fluro Vests / Hard Hats Media Tally (Margin of Error > Extreme)
Deb = 1 Hard Hat ! (Deb wears LNP hard hat often)
Climate Change policy = Deb wears her Mining Companys -RTI / Acland Hard Hats.
Vegetation Management = Deb rents her head to John Deere
Innovation = Deb models Gilmour Eye in the Sky *Starshots Caps **

Bullied Ex LNP Currumbin Candidate (Husband is running as ind.)
Claims Deb told party she wants young Flesh...
Last Month Deb wheels out 3 Teen Daughters in Flesh Vests & even Mum tosses bra.
Each photo op is with pretty young things all in figure hugging attire...(Sex Sells!)

Dirty Politics
Deb: "In the real world > Premier is less suited to lead, because she can't sell her kids"

NSW Premier ..."Me & Deb are like that & we chat about opening border all the time!"
Deb: "Nope! Never! Who is this lady... I follow border advice from Qld Top Doc!"

Oz Leaders, Media, Big Wigs have bullied Qld Premier the likes we've never seen.
Anna shirt fronted OZ #1 PM Bully who was buying up souls to plot her downfall.

Premier's Last Resort Movie Stars referee Thugs (vs) Pugs bouts to fight off the virus.

*Qld WSR's Party Line
Labor : (Rabbit) wish to 'protect' the WSR .
Greens : WSR Legislation is critical > Events with no damage & minimum footprint.
LNP & GCCC : Lease out NP/WSR for Eco Tourism Cableways / Bars (No secrets!)
One Nation : Read from a card saying "WSR needs infrastructure..I'm done!"
Animal Justice Party : Remove Nets & Drumlines for Sharks Spotters & Drones
[Fact Check] Palm Beach to Border SLSC's Drones are prohibited by Fed CASA.
NP also has strict Drone Policy at Burleigh & Noosa.

*GCA Intercity (Priority Train Line)
Animal Justice Party - Huge Yes!
One Nation - Huge Yes!
LNP play toy trains but won't commit.
ALP Promises 2016 xx 2026 xx 2031 xx 2038 > ? > ? > ? >? > 2525?
ALP carcass GCA train funding to Upzone $tamp Duty from Timeshare Trolley)

Explanation for Delays
Rapid City = Jobz > $ > Fed taxes (vs) 0 km/hr = State /Council property tax > supa
Goldie Glitter Strip regurgitates as Govt Vice Shop Cart > xxx/Bet/XXXX/Pawn/Lease.
This very same formula is playing out on Sunny Coast & other regional Cities!

*Light Rail ( No Supporters) All blame each other for impending WSR VIP enclaving.
Background : Light Rail ghost towns from S'port > MB > S.P > Broadie > Bhds >
ALP: (Deep new wave consultation) + No NP / Talle creek Bulldozers.
LNP: Via LNP Hart's West Burleigh pub to Hart's Unit (Double Dip Private LNP line)

Think Comm Games Ghost Town or Vic Lockdown then halve it then halve that again!
Timeshare Trolley mausoleum creeping 30 miles long and menacing 1 mile high.
Welcome to Australia's Playground.

15,000 locals + All State Govt / Local candidates all say NO to Burleigh Light Rail.
Bully, Govt & Council say fuck off, stand aside & keep yer grubby hands off our supa!

Local Candidates
PS: Bugz don't like the Parachute Tag as he's lived, worked & loved a long local life.
tbb also pointed out Bug'z 20 year link with ALP...just saying he's a friendly local...
Ask the other candidates (Thanx & good luck Scott)

ALL QLD SEAT ACCESS (Thru any WSR portholes)

WSR Burleigh candidates sites + Map + info
If Bugz parachuted here, then it's because he fits in with likeable & genuine spirits.
tbb is quite taken by the support they're gathering...locals will be stoked with choice.
tbb challenge:
Check out the One Nation 2% then check Burleigh candidate [f]...(Like far out!)
She's gonna blitz 2%...LNP/ALP are gonna trip over each other for her preference?
Having said that, each of the candidates present as equal value! (Watch Burleigh!)

WSR Currumbin candidates sites + Map + info

WSR Noosa candidates sites + Map + info

Qldurrz thank swellnet and crew for Election Reports & advice...Super Stoked!

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Agitator Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 at 7:39am

What's with that hair dye job...UGH!!!

And remember the age old adage..."Never trust a politician"

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thermalben Sunday, 1 Nov 2020 at 6:25am

With 62% of votes counted, it's currently a 2% swing to the Rabbit/ALP in Burleigh (3.6% with preferences), but it might not quite be enough to knock off the incumbent LNP candidate.

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dr-surf Sunday, 1 Nov 2020 at 7:57am

Green Preferences will Call It.

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thermalben Sunday, 1 Nov 2020 at 8:08am

Pollbludger.net has the same results with 74.5% of the vote counted.

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truebluebasher Sunday, 1 Nov 2020 at 7:08pm

Thanx Ben : Notice Pollbludger runs 74.5% Counted on index but 62% on seat?

Preferences are Bug'z Bugbear

LNP preferenced One Nation [3] ALP [7] (Huge One Nation Fan spits on ALP grave)
ALP preferenced Green [2] LNP [5] ( Old School politeness..let's play fair.)
Greens preferenced ALP [4] LNP [5] ( Teach ALP bastards a lesson...Again!)

LNP preferences 46.5% +14.5%
ALP preferences 53.5% - 14.5%

Burleigh Green Ant's Nest, will give you a good sting in the tail.

LNP - Qld - (+1.9%) = 35.6% / Burleigh (- 9.2%) = 40.5% ( #1 Rail ? / My Tram Plan!)
ALP - Qld - (+5.2%) = 40.6% / Burleigh (+2.0%) = 36.2% ( Wot Rail - Not my Tram?)

GRN -Qld - (- 0.8%) = 09.2% / Burleigh (- 7.2%) = 08.8% (Tram thru Qld #1 NP Yes!)

ONP- Qld - (- 6.8%) = 06.9% / Burleigh (+7.1%) = 07.1% (#1 Rail / No Tram +Locals)
LCP - Qld - (+0.9%) = 00.9% / Burleigh (+3.2%) = 03.2% (Engaged Locals)
AJP - Qld - (+0.3%) = 00.3% / Burleigh (+3.2%) = 03.2% (#1 Rail / No Tram +Locals)
CPU- Qld - (+0.6%) = 00.6% / Burleigh (+1.0%) = 01.0% (Nowhere!) Wot?

Burleigh Locals rewarded clever gutsy decisions by new candidates.
Burleigh vote has 34% anomaly to Qld vote > Now! > ( Priority Rail / Tram upzones )
Burleigh Locals deserted cowardly wishywashing on #1 Transit Issues.
End Transit reality amplifies & overcrowds to obliterate endangered NP / WSR.

Note: 2020 All 8 Mayoral Candidates campaigned on #1 Rail to Airport.
tbb's Locals Only rant kicks in about now...(Crew > Fast Forward to otherside of trax)

Only the Mayor wished for both 1.Tram > 2. Rail.( Decision costs city $7.1m / day )
Loss of efficiency figure does not include "Loss" of Senior free GCHwy Bus service.
Nor does figure include extra vehicle bridges from Tram's increased GCHwy snarls.

2020 State Elections: Again GC Airport #1 Rail was favoured by candidates.
Heavy Rail is more efficient than [M1] + Bus is faster to 3x more 'free' GCHwy Stops

If tbb alone can source what little info then I'm sure The Greens could index volumes.
Burleigh Greens > #1 Tram got spanked, costing Bugz dearly at our Burleigh Polls.

GC Bully ordained Bugz as conductor of Whiteshoes Seachange Timeshare Trolley.
tbb attended Bugz Campaign & never did he or Party mention Light Rail at all.

We all back the Greens campaigning on free, fast, efficient transit with less smog.
Tram denies free senior Bus pass on pre Steam Era Hwy timetable + least capacity'.
Light Rail rips up 75% Stops [P] - adds Traffic Light Disco > 30% more cars idle.
Checkout conveyor of Ad Bars trawling a poles'n'wires sea vista coated in SMOG.
GC Greens are now the lead conveyor of CO2 thru sheer arrogance or stupidity.

Mind boggles how Greens can champion Oz most costly, inefficient, polluting Transit.
Green's Loss in this seat comes down to buying Eco Brand, without reading the label.
Generic Greens paid dearly for ripping up our Glitter Strip for Zombie 7/11 Vice Trail.

Govt + GCCC will ignore public vote to fast track Light Rail disabling our Coastline.
Light Rail less capacity transit contrives upzones to blot out WSR / NP sunsets.
eg: 2003 Aspect 8 floor Hi-Rise > 2020 Demolished for Twin 17 story apartments.
The maximum set Height is controlled by (CASA Flight Approach) @ 14 floors.
Govt + GCCC are promoting & rewarding over-development in & around the WSR.

WSR Beach encroachment soon doubles to allow restrictive entry Club/s access only.
WSR in last 2 years lost 30% Oceanway throughfare + [P] meters.
Qld WSR legislation (vs) LNP / GCCC pushing for Private Tidal Resorts / Bars & Gigs
WSR Shark Nets (Noosa WSR say No) (vs) ( GC WSR say Yes )

100's of fake upzones, now just a blink of an eye for WSR Burleigh electorate.
Locals vote time again for 1961 rail return & must wait a further 22 years until 2038.
We've grown to expect our current WSR consult replies will be used as bin liners.

tbb salutes Goldie candidates that did us proud...can't ask for more...Stoked!

PS: (62% Counted) Burleigh 11.3% swing is wild ...Bugz has a fighting chance!
The halving of Green Vote & halving again of Green Preferences are bugging Bugz!

*Media are hamming it up!

28th Brisbane Times (Bug'z Band The Firewalkers) + 1972 Bugz backed ALP
30th Oct - Nick Carroll
31st Oct "Surfer Wayne Rabbit Bartholomew on verge of Upset in seat of Burleigh"
1st Nov - Beach Grit

Channel 9 Brisbane ( Burleigh is too close too Call.)

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truebluebasher Sunday, 1 Nov 2020 at 9:18pm

Bugz How 2 Vote WSR Quiver

* Nev's Raffle Board's first surf safari to a WSR.

*Nev's Evil Twin Raffle Board hogs the limelight.

* Bugz Signature JS Quad

*Bugz paratroops Miami High 50th Annual Surf Grom Comp (Super Cool!)

*Fellow 1970's World Champs 'PT' & 'Shaun' back up brother Bugz big time.
Burleigh Locals salute their fav' World Champs for steppin' up...Super stoked.

*Bugz Signs & commits to ridin' Original Hot Stuff @ Single Fin Classic.
This is a Really Cool Surfboard Story...

*Bugz real deal (Theft Proof) Labor Poll Booth Surfboard

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truebluebasher Tuesday, 3 Nov 2020 at 1:50am

Clive Palmer's trans-wife upstages Bug'z Parachute drop into Burleigh seat.
Meet Clive's beautiful wife Carlo Filingeri also your UAP candidate for Burleigh.

May 2020 - Clive's mile high club soars to new heights to smash WA's hard border
WA Attorney General shares a day in the life of Clive's bizarre entourage.

Story goes that Clive never actually applied for exemption.
Instead 3 forms were submitted by The Billionaire's Pilot Carlo Filingeri. (See Ballot)
Form 1: Carlo Filingeri listed gender as female & wife of next of kin Clive Palmer.
Form 2: Carlo Filingeri listed Clive's wife Anna Palmer as his wife also.
Here's Carlo's 2nd wife Anna from adjoining seat of Currumbin doing her Stuff!

Anna set example by tirelessly campaigning on her $8.3m yacht on election day.
Form 3: Carlo Filingeri listed Tiffany Bunn as his partner.
Police said it was so badly botched they believed it was a hoax & naturally rejected it.
WA were still nice enough to invite Clive to apply for an exemption...too easy! Sorted!

Clive's loving reply : (All Together Now) " I'll sue you! & WA & your illegal border !"

WA Attorney General : "Clive has more money than he has brains or sense!"
"He has never applied to enter WA & should withdraw his High Court Action.

Clive's goon : "Clive was a passenger of the pilot who's application WA refused."
Clive restated that he is proceeding with the court action.

So wot of Carlo Filingeri his he / she really a Pilot that parachuted into Burleigh?
Did anyone actually meet or greet.
Some volunteers swear someone put in 2 x 15 min sessions at Burleigh Booth.
That 15 mins of fame was enough to spike the Carlo Vote (see below)
Crew say he never looked to keen about being there either....
As the Jet swung over Burleigh...That's Carlo he's going home!

Let's say their guest wasn't Carlo at all, just some ring in for Clive?
Carlo fooled others he was a Pollie a few years back...just as mysterious!

2016 Carlo Filingeri ran No. 2 on SA Senate Ticket for Clive...(No Photos please)
Tally of 5 votes..Yep! Same invisible Carlo...

Goldie gave Fantasy Island Carlo the gong over Bug'z mysterious hair.

Hard to fathom how Carlo begs for rejection Australia wide.
Please! I beg you not to vote for me!
Please don't let me across your border!
I'm perfectly happy just to be Clive's Trophy Wife!
I begged you not to vote for me the last time!
15 minutes...15 minutes I had to endure! Where's the Humanity!

[ Carlo 4 PM ] " Elbows better than Scomo "
Pilot Carlo is the New Messiah!

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stunet Thursday, 12 Nov 2020 at 8:05am

Rab concedes with style:

"After a huge maiden campaign and an exhaustive round of counting, our great democratic process has finally determined a result in Burleigh and on the southern Gold Coast.

"It comes as no great surprise. I felt it was a 50-50 call during pre-polling but was less confident when preferences were added to the mix.

"Congratulations to incumbent MP Michael Hart and his team. I appreciate the cordial manner in which this campaign was conducted by all concerned in Burleigh.

"It was a thrill to be a contender and overall, a very positive experience. Huge thanks to the ALP, the Burleigh branch and everyone who volunteered to play a part in my candidacy . . . from fundraising events to high vis, pre-polling, polling day and scrutineering . . . I am so grateful for your contribution."

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D-Rex Thursday, 12 Nov 2020 at 8:32am

Bad luck Bugs, less hair dye might get you over the line next time (if there is a next time). As for TBB, ferchrissakes ease up, zen's pat on the back doesn't give you carte blanche to overpower the site!

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truebluebasher Friday, 13 Nov 2020 at 2:13pm

Home is where the heart is!

Burleigh is tbb's local for over 50 + years.
Burleigh Schools / Paperboy / Nippers / Footy / Boardriders / Burley Bodybasherz

Rabbit along with Shaun are tbb's most respected Surf Ambassadors.
As such tbb contributed to Rabbit's campaign & attended a meet'n'greet.
Note: ( This was tbb's only 2020 evening outing since SLF assisted gig. )
tbb has also run family's local Pollie campaign/s as with Rabbit's family campaign.
swellnet is tbb's fav' web site + Stu is tbb's fav' surf Journalist.
swellnet crew, yes zen & all here inspire & help heal tbb...huge thanx to all.

We Locals also wish to thank all that contribute here for helping to save our Town.

D-Rex is kind to example swellnet spirit also lends tbb timely good health advice.
tbb's worsening bipolar is (pretty bad) & overpowers any chance of easing up.
Myositis is paralysing me + Doctors say no walking (Notably beaches) so here is me!
With aching fingers...it hurts a little less to type than write, draw or pick up things.

swellnet kindly supports us sufferers + affords freedom to air our thought bubbles.
swellnet's Lifeline page was also overpowered by tbb...Sorry, it couldn't be helped!

D-Rex...this reply examples the overpowering nature of bipolar & tbb must ease up!
2020 tbb was bumped from Outpatient appointments in 7 wards, that's not easy!
The only care after that is Psych Ward...starts as a holiday but hell to escape from.
They even set aside a special room where tbb can ease up...who here believes that?
Knock! Knock! This is the point where tbb starts getting carried away...

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bluediamond Friday, 13 Nov 2020 at 7:58pm

Legend TBB. Your posts are epic, full of hell facts that i'd never have found and always well received. Cheers!

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ringmaster Saturday, 14 Nov 2020 at 11:15am

Yeah.....all the best TBB. Keep on truckin!

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D-Rex Friday, 13 Nov 2020 at 4:33pm

Understood mate, all the best to you.