The author was inspired to write ‘Poor Poppy and the Chocolate Man’ to help bring to the attention of all parents the realization that their children can become victims of a pedophile. At the same time she wishes to give the reader an insight into behind the scenes of the unknowing families, the law enforcement’s detectives’ efforts to help stamp out these ever increasing everyday heinous acts of behavior and the recognition for the introduction of harsher sentences.
The author also wishes to state that whilst the Australian Government has apologised to the stolen generation it is her heartfelt wish that through the pages of ‘Poor Poppy and the Chocolate Man’ a sincere apology will reach all of the children who have become victims of a pedophile.
Up you for the rent Jack
When the abuse of power is a skill required for running our country
Rose C Taylor
The Hon Julia Gillard MP
LINDSAY Tanner tried to block the political advancement of a "careerist" Julia Gillard by all means possible, according to an unauthorised biography charting her rise and rise.1
Arguing she doesn't hold a grudge, she says her own motto is: “Well, you can spend the rest of your life brooding about this, or you can say, `Well, shit happens, and go home and have a cry or a glass of red wine or kick the cat or something.”
The above quotation comes from The Hon Julia Gillard MP our Minister for Education. This follows her approval of our current Prime Minister openly abusing his colleagues by continuously referring to them as f---ers.
If by his own admission he is a workplace bully then what hope does Gillard have on containing bullying in our schools along with setting a good example for our younger generation?
While our Deputy Prime Minister’s response to criticism by one of her peers is “shit happens and therefore go home and kick the cat or something”; surely it can be argued that the standard of ethics for our children will only decline.
When foul language forms part of our freedom of speech then perhaps it is time to re-assess ‘Free Speech and the Constitution’.2
In hindsight, it could be said that Lindsay Tanner had good reason to try and block Gillard’s attempts to secure a political career. It is to be hoped that the voters of Australia may think twice before returning both Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard as representatives of pillars of political correctness at the next general election.
Rose C Taylor
22 Sep 2009
1 Samantha Maiden, Online Political Editor
The Making of Julia Gillard will be released by Penguin Books
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