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Old 17-05-2019, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default Vale Bob Hawke

Bob Hawke; larrikin, scholar and successful Australian Prime Minister has died.

He was a great Australian who made a lasting contribution to this country.

RIP Bob Hawke







Not a political post, if you have nothing good to say on the topic perhaps donít say anything Ö...
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We all have a better standard of living due to his leadership. I haven't downed a beer that quick in a long time but only thought it was appropriate to smash a Hawke's lager tonight.

**** knows how he managed that yard glass

I especially liked Barry Cassidy's recollection of this story. Made me laugh thinking it sounds about right

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Old 17-05-2019, 07:41 PM   #3
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yep RIP Hawkey.
Never voted for you but you were one of us in any case.
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A bit late now but I’ve been watching ABC Hawke:the larrikin the leader. What a guy for his time.
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Old 17-05-2019, 11:18 PM   #5
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a bit late now but iíve been watching abc
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Was lucky to last as long as he did, my Wife's Grandfather dragged him out of the Maitland dam and saved him from drowning when he was only a kid.

RIP Bob.
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Can't disagree.
Another thing for thought.
Look how different Labour is today to back then.
No Hawke types would get within coooeeeeee of the party today and imagine the social media carnage.
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My mother always said "Never speak i'll of the dead" but of course that would never stop you....................
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My mother always said "Never speak i'll of the dead" but of course that would never stop you....................
^^ This. I wasn't a Hawke fan, but as I don't have anything nice to say, I'll say nothing.
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Default Re: Vale Bob Hawke

Met him once in Cammeray, just up from North Sydney.

I always liked the wirey old bugger, he was a larakin indeed.

Do a search on the ABC's "Rubbery Figures" if you want a laugh at Hawkie & Keating etc
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A piece of the good Australia I remember has left us.

Would have been good to have an option to tick like Bob this morning
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At 89, he had a good trot. So yeah he had a reputation, but from something im not sure i believe due to radio shows back 15 years ago having call ups of if youve had a beer with a famous person and the disclaimer was dont call up if its bob, what i heard yesterday was apparently he didnt have a drink in his 9 years in the top job. If thats correct then thats impressive. I was only young at the tail end of his leadership so i have no political opinion. But, all i really have seen is afterwards and he seemed to come across well as yeah a character.
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^^ This. I wasn't a Hawke fan, but as I don't have anything nice to say, I'll say nothing.

Me Too.
I've noticed that;They've only been Dredging up the Good/Likeable stuff about Him the last couple of days.....
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I've noticed that;They've only been Dredging up the Good/Likeable stuff about Him the last couple of days.....
Funny about that when some one dies.............................
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The greatest prime minister we ever had, our lives we live today are because of him. Absolute champion of a bloke.
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Another thing for thought.
Look how different Labour is today to back then.
No Hawke types would get within coooeeeeee of the party today and imagine the social media carnage.
I think most politicians are now like that. Funny enough a little while back Hawke and Howard were saying that these politicians now have no real life experience and a career politicians.
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Bob might win the election for Labour today. Sympathy...
I remember Granny May's (tricks and offensive toy shop) having a plastic moulded head of Bob.
To be filled with alcohol.
Emblazoned with " Take the **** out of Bob"

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Seems that Workhorse is a bit of a red ragger!so if you don,t agree with his opinion don,t post
As he said..............

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The greatest prime minister we ever had, our lives we live today are because of him. Absolute champion of a bloke.

Completely wrong, John Curtain was our greatest Prime Minister, if he hadn't brought the 6th 7th and 9th divisions home from the middle east, which Churchill was against, we would probably be speaking Japanese today.
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For a very smart hard working guy who was not an elitist snob who grasped policy issues deeply and was able to make seismic changes for the better in this country hard audience here.

So what if he liked a drink and had an eye for the ladies jeez.
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^^^ Top post, agree 100%.

RIP Bob Hawke.
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Seems that Workhorse is a bit of a red ragger!so if you don,t agree with his opinion don,t post
It is a social convention when someone dies we take a few days off putting the slipper in to them.

I am astounded at the number of "keyboard warriors" in this thread that don't possess the maturity to observe that....
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For all of you that want to put the boot in.

What ever happened to respect for the dead?

If you want to be a keyboard warrior go over to Facebook - AFF is not the place for it!!!
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It is also John Howard's opinion.

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