I really am over it. Totally. Over. It.
Neither of these t-shirts are appropriate in a civilised society. In my view, they mean totally different things, which I will come to, but let me re-iterate: NEITHER are appropriate!
The first word on each of these t-shirts has several meanings in modern language. It can mean (amongst other things) anger, frustration, get rid of someone, do someone over: last but not least to actually engage in sexual activity.
Like it or lump it Tony Abbott is probably one of the, if not the, most unpopular Australian Prime Minister in history so soon after election. While I don’t condone the top t-shirt, I think the meaning is pretty clear. Get him the “f” outta here. There is no implication of actually having sex with Tony or that he spread his legs for the local football team.
The second t-shirt is a completely different kettle of fish. Why? Simple. Tanya isn’t the Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten is. But that t-shirt wouldn’t have had quite the same connotation, would it, with Bill Shorten’s name on it? Of course not. The implication is very clear. So clear, in fact, if I have to spell it out I suggest you go back to high school and learn a little about life.
As much as I agree Abbott is the WORST POSSIBLE leader of the Liberal Party, if people want to complain about disrespect of the office of Prime Minister when someone they like is in the seat, they can’t disrespect the office when someone they don’t like is in the seat. As the old saying goes, you can’t have your cake and eat it too. The Abbott t-shirt was stupid. After “Ditch the Witch” do I blame them? Maybe not, so in some respects Abbott only has himself to blame for the dive in standards. Even so, if Labor supporters want to appeal as the superior political alternative: ACT LIKE IT!
I can understand the Abbott supporters being pissed off about the Abbott t-shirt. But, hey, free speech, you know? 😆 Being pissed off does NOT warrant a) retaliating against the wrong person, b) retaliating against the wrong position and c) retaliating at an even LOWER level of behaviour. THAT just makes those behind the Tanya t-shirt look mean, nasty, sexist and trivial. Not, in my view, a good look. Free speech? Well, yes, but we don’t actually have free speech in this country, do we? So those throwing free speech around can just pull their heads in. Grow up and stop waving the free speech flag around as an excuse for being nasty.
I don’t give a flying f*ck what side of politics you are on, stop acting like uneducated children. Yes, the Hockey Budget is a bloody disaster. Yes, Abbott is an embarrassment every time he opens his mouth as so clearly illustrated by “Last Week Tonight”. No, he should not be Prime Minister. However, if it is expected that due respect be given Julia Gillard while she held office, then do the same. There are other ways to remove Abbott.
The Liberal Party fanboys who came up with the Tanya t-shirt in puerile retaliation – may I say I am so glad I am no longer a member? What the f*ck were you thinking? HOW DARE YOU drag the Liberal Party to such depths of depravity? I despair the future of a political party I voted for longer than some of you have been alive! Menzies would have expelled you from the party and you know it.
Now where is that bottle of red? I need another glass!
and one they missed