The power and importance of dental attributes are too often …

Comment on Nearly all stage one blocks sold in Kilgariff by Bob Durnan.

The power and importance of dental attributes are too often underestimated in politics.
True to form, the CLP are dumbly risking electoral oblivion by failing to comprehend this basic psephological truism. They have not yet grasped that it is insufficient to present a leader, who, as Shane Stone observed presciently about John Howard, is just a “lying rodent”.
The contemporary NT voter wants more for her money than simple lies and rat cunning in a Chief Minister.
I understand that Adam Giles centralised most of the NTG’s information and communications staff in his own office and department.
Considering the large public investment being thus made in promoting his image, I think it only fair and proper that these PR flacks at least be able to convey the immensity, sharpness and brilliant whiteness of the Chief Rat’s teeth to greater advantage, by reflecting their actual dazzling dimensions at every available opportunity.
After all, they were shown to be precisely honed instruments of death when swiftly despatching Terry Mills, most Alice Springs youth services, and the TIO.
We the voters want to see incisors that cover a decent acreage. Why be content with a wee smile when we could be impressed by fangs the size of the Sydney Opera House’s sails?
When will taxpayers and poker machine addicts be treated with a panorama of Adam displaying a set of chompers at least the equivalent of those whoppers displayed by Susan Macfarlane on her election posters, like a large meerkat in the grip of a growing wave of hysteria?
It shows contempt and disrespect towards the electorate for Adam to give us any less than that.

Recent Comments by Bob Durnan

Gallery business case slap in the face of custodians
Wrong again Matthew Langan (Posted August 26, 2019 at 6:44 pm).
It was actually “big knob socialist flogs” from the CLP who talked up and used government funds to build the Desert Park, the Araluen Arts Centre and the Strehlow Museum.
If you have complaints about those places and their costs to the public purse, go talk to the conservatives. Nothing to do with the Labor mob.
The CLP under both Adam Giles and Gary Higgins has indicated it would also support a new National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs.

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James (Posted June 6, 2019 at 8:14 am): How many parks in Alice Springs commemorate Aboriginal leaders or dignitaries?
Nothing against Father Smith, but couldn’t we consider looking collectively at setting some priorities before rushing in to barrack for our favourite project?

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Conservative (posted May 1, 2019 at 9:19 am): what do you mean by ‘props to Erwin’? Stage ‘props’? It doesn’t make sense.

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Like InterestedDarwinObserver, I think Assistant Commissioner Beer’s claim is a somewhat questionable one.
Given that the majority of NT road deaths are normally the result of single vehicle roll-overs on remote roads, it is questionable whether more intensive traffic policing in Alice would necessarily produce this good result as claimed.
We would need a much bigger sample and more details of the individual accidents to really get an idea about what is actually going on here.

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Hal, (Posted April 14, 2019 at 1:29 am): Don’t be so disingenuous. It is obvious from the article that CLC staff have been trying very hard to get permission to act.
They have now made their frustrations known to the relevant authorities, who are able to step in.
My point is that your criticism should have been aimed at those responsible (the traditional owners in question), not at the CLC as an organisation, as the staff are trying to do their job and get something done about the situation.
I was at both Mulga Bore and Angula a little over a week ago, and found very few people at Mulga, and none at Angula.
There were no dead horses that I saw, or smell of dead horses, around the houses then at either place, but there may have been some elsewhere. Of course the carcasses should be disposed of, wherever they are; that is what the writer and the CLC are trying to achieve.

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