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Post  The Pope on Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:33 am

here's bob pioneering environmentally friendly travel in his halcyon days



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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:25 am

The Pope wrote:here's bob pioneering environmentally friendly travel in his halcyon days






Would'nt want to share one with you, I have to do all the peddling.

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Post  The Pope on Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:59 am



Bob Brown and his lovely husband

Carol Nader
August 19, 2010

Bob Brown with partner Paul Thomas after his National Press Club address.

Bob Brown with partner Paul Thomas after his National Press Club address. Photo: Stefan Postles

IT WAS a tender moment, an embrace between two men fighting for a cause that both the major political parties are loath to go anywhere near.

As Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott continue to push the line that marriage should be between only a man and a woman, Greens leader Bob Brown told the National Press Club that ending marriage discrimination was one of the top priorities for the party when, most likely, it secures the balance of power in the Senate.

But, he later told The Age, the cuddle he shared with his long-time partner Paul Thomas after his speech was not intended to be a statement on same-sex marriage.
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Senator Brown said the ''time has passed'' for them to get married. ''It's not a personal thing, it's a social justice matter,'' he said. ''He is my great companion and he's been working hard on this campaign.''

Senator Brown said the tide of public opinion had changed and the major parties had better take note. ''This has been a big issue in this election campaign. Everywhere I go I get asked about it,'' he said.

Ms Gillard and Mr Abbott have each had some uncomfortable moments explaining their conservative positions. On Monday night, Mr Abbott was asked by Geoff Thomas, a Vietnam veteran and father of a gay man: ''When will you, sir, overcome your fear and ignorance of gay people and give them the dignity and respect that you'd happily give to all other Australians?''

Mr Abbott's response was that people had to be given

''dignity and respect''. ''There are lots of terrific gay relationships,'' he said, ''but I just don't think that marriage is the right term to put on it.''

At last week's Rooty Hill forum in western Sydney, Ms Gillard was told: ''I want to be able to say to that woman that I love, 'Will you marry me, not will you civil union me?''

Her response was that the government had ''equalised treatment'' for same-sex couples.

Both leaders were again asked about the issue at last night's community forum in Brisbane.

Mr Thomas told The Age yesterday that his 35-year-old son, Nathan, would really like to get married one day.

Mr Thomas previously voted for former Liberal prime minister John Howard and thinks he was ''probably Australia's best prime minister''.

He also voted for former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke, and says he thinks Ms Gillard and Mr Abbott are both ''decent'' people.

But this time, he is voting for the Greens in the Senate, and is considering voting for the Greens in the lower house as well.

Nathan Thomas, who is single, was moved by his father speaking out on his behalf. ''What he did was worth about 1000 rallies,'' he said. ''He just nailed it, and he wasn't aggressive.''

Nathan lives in Mr Abbott's Sydney electorate of Warringah, and is a previous Liberal voter. But this has become a one-issue election for him, and only the Greens are pledging to legalise gay marriage.

''I don't agree with quite a few of the Greens policies, but so many people are upset about the way they've been treated by the government,'' he said.

As well as asking Mr Abbott about the issue, Mr Thomas has discussed it with Senator Brown. ''I congratulated him on being such a terrific father who had been prepared to accept his son straight off and now was wanting the law changed to see his son wasn't discriminated against,'' Senator Brown said. ''I told him that would make stronger our commitment … to changing the law.''

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Post  Parasite on Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:35 am

Bob Brown - A Retrospective (Part 2)

Eventually the world of suits and tandem homocycles would gnaw away at the crotch and resolve of the young future parliamentarian. So it came as no surprise to many, that young Bob and his partner Paul, turned not to the forests and their myriad of dope smoking, bad didgeridoo playing white hippies - but to the 2-man luge.

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Post  The Pope on Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:48 am

but his luge years weren't preparing him for the rough world of politics. And this is where his husband suggested grecoroman wrestling.
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Post  The Pope on Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:14 am

Their marriage had rocky years like everyone, but when things got a little dull in the boudoir, Bob was always up for new ideas and fresh suggestions



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Post  The Pope on Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:39 am

When his husband Paul invented the wind powered microphone to save the planet, Bob was a loyal and tireless supporter, Regardless of the critics who said it wasnt viable

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Post  Admin on Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:44 am

The Pope wrote:When his husband Paul invented the wind powered microphone to save the planet, Bob was a loyal and tireless supporter, Regardless of the critics who said it wasnt viable



He's doing it all wrong, he needs to hold it in front of his mouth...all that hot air going to waist.
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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:53 am

The Pope wrote:Their marriage had rocky years like everyone, but when things got a little dull in the boudoir, Bob was always up for new ideas and fresh suggestions





Good to see you out of the cupboard anyhow TP, I like to think I've played a part in your new found freedoom.

How does the Mrs feel about it or is it hush hush just yet. I'm sure the appropriate time will present its self.

God knows the poor woman could do with a break after living with you all this time. Suspect

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Post  The Pope on Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:07 am

the preferred nomenclature is closet. And I came out of the closet with great fanfair and gravitas some time ago, but no man would sleep with me so I went back in quietly and shut the door
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Post  FREE SPEECH on Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:12 am

The Pope wrote:When his husband Paul invented the wind powered microphone to save the planet, Bob was a loyal and tireless supporter, Regardless of the critics who said it wasnt viable

WTF is the lemon on the bottom for?
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Post  The Pope on Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:14 am

Dont disrespect bob's husbands life work..If you look closely theres a windup handle for when you're indoors and there's no wind
The technology!
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Post  FREE SPEECH on Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:33 am

The Pope wrote:Their marriage had rocky years like everyone, but when things got a little dull in the boudoir, Bob was always up for new ideas and fresh suggestions



That pony is looking scared .....very scared Very Happy
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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:38 pm

FREE SPEECH wrote:
The Pope wrote:Their marriage had rocky years like everyone, but when things got a little dull in the boudoir, Bob was always up for new ideas and fresh suggestions



That pony is looking scared .....very scared Very Happy



If you were asking for a caption to that photo!

" You wish "

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Post  Bozo on Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:55 pm

Tethlon wrote:
FREE SPEECH wrote:
The Pope wrote:Their marriage had rocky years like everyone, but when things got a little dull in the boudoir, Bob was always up for new ideas and fresh suggestions



That pony is looking scared .....very scared Very Happy



If you were asking for a caption to that photo!

" You wish "

Reminds me of the seagulls that stand on one leg when they want a chip...
Maybe we can 'chip' in and buy it a peg leg so it doesn't need help standing up straight with only 3 legs...
Perhaps Telethon can hook us up with a good deal. jocolor

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Post  FREE SPEECH on Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:03 pm

Tethlon wrote:
FREE SPEECH wrote:
The Pope wrote:Their marriage had rocky years like everyone, but when things got a little dull in the boudoir, Bob was always up for new ideas and fresh suggestions



That pony is looking scared .....very scared Very Happy



If you were asking for a caption to that photo!

" You wish "
Another caption "Shoo....shoo Not while the cameras are here "
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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:08 pm

Your wish is my command Ka, although head stocks I believe are the easiest solution.

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Post  FREE SPEECH on Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:11 pm

Tethlon wrote:
FREE SPEECH wrote:
The Pope wrote:Their marriage had rocky years like everyone, but when things got a little dull in the boudoir, Bob was always up for new ideas and fresh suggestions



That pony is looking scared .....very scared Very Happy



If you were asking for a caption to that photo!

" You wish "
Another caption from the horse." Buy some matching chairs you fucking cheapskate "
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Post  The Pope on Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:51 pm

Paul is showing a brave face at the announcement of Bob's retirement, but sources close to the couple suggest he was upset, as he had his heart set on Bob becoming prime minister and fulfilling the role of First Ladyboy





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Post  Bozo on Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:52 pm

Tethlon wrote:Your wish is my command Ka, although head stocks I believe are the easiest solution.
where is the +1?

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Post  The Pope on Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:58 pm

In a touching moment before the cameras, Bob acknowledges the heartfelt thanks from a tree.
Tree's all over the country are wondering how they ever survived before the Green Party.



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Post  The Pope on Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:05 pm

Who will ever forget Bob's self sacrifice of not mowing his lawn to save us all from Carbon dioxide?
Paul told Woman's Weekly that they hadn't been able to find the letterbox since 2002, but if it saves one gumtree's life , It wouldve been worth it.

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Post  Parasite on Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:42 pm

And as plaudshits roll in from across the country in honour of a revolutionary pioneering politician: Bob shows us what only someone in touch with the forests and mushrooms can do, with his fingers:

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Post  Old Jellycan on Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:46 pm

FREE SPEECH wrote:
The Pope wrote:When his husband Paul invented the wind powered microphone to save the planet, Bob was a loyal and tireless supporter, Regardless of the critics who said it wasnt viable

WTF is the lemon on the bottom for?

Excuse me! That's a democratically elected senator you're talking about....
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I loled ^_^

Post  broomstix on Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:20 pm

Oh Mr Pope aka RC - sometimes I find you somewhat tedious but on this occasion I had a wee giggle at your comic asides with the pics on this thread. Laughing

I have no fkn idea who Bob Brown is and my Google finger is having the night off but with my tiny female brain I deduce he may be some leader of Aus's equivalent to The Green Party and whilst I am a proponent of the Greens I still possess a sense of humour....believe it or not. affraid

Good work on the horse photo captions too, Ren...though you let yourself down somewhat with the lemon comment. Didn't you ever make a battery out of an acidic fruit at school...what a poor deprived child you must've been, luv! tongue

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