Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Some quotes

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The last item about Vegemite:

“See how that goes for pensioners trying to get an extra smear of Vegemite on their toast on day 13 of their budget.”

- Leader of the Federal Opposition, Bill Shorten, commenting on the Abbot Government’s hard hitting budget, specifically in relation to the paid parental scheme which he claims will pay millionaires $50,000 of money they don't need.

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By the way . . . 

Looking for a pic of Bill Shorten on the internet to go with the above item, I came up with some marvellous ones:

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One for Prime Minister Tony Abott to use . . . 

"When we (The Democrats) got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were."

–President John Kennedy

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Australian Jack Brabham, three times Formula 1 World Drivers Champion (1959, 1960, 1966), who died yesterday aged 88, commenting on the last race when he won the first of his championships:

“Bruce [McLaren, Brabham’s Cooper team-mate] and I led the race for quite some time, right up until the last lap. 
On the last lap I was leading and Bruce was behind me and sadly, my car ran out of petrol about half a mile from the end and Bruce drew up alongside me and looked at me as if to say 'What are you going to do?' I couldn't do anything but just coast to a stop. 
I eventually stopped about 100 yards from the finishing line, and I started pushing. If anybody assisted me, I'd be disqualified. 
At the time, of course, when I pushed the car over the line I didn't realise what position I was as far as the world championship was concerned. 
It was a big thrill to me to find out after I was exhausted on the ground, I found out that I'd actually won the championship. It was a fantastic thing. Bruce won the race and, of course, that really helped launch Bruce into his career.”

Brabham pushes his car over the finishing line.

An exhausted Brabham after pushing his car

Brabham remains the only person to win a F1 world championship in a car he designed, built and drove himself. He was also the first racing driver to be knighted.

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