Friday, 25 April 2014

Seeing Good Nature and Nasty Spirit



G’day Petals,

Shane with Oz authors
Shane with Oz authors on this Anzac Day


Popped into Frogmore Nursery , Trentham recently with Mrs Wombat… garden was said to be a little past its best but what a beautiful place….
Zena's Arrangement
Zena's Arrangement

 
Sunset Garden
Sunset Garden
 
Frogmore Trentham, Prarie Garden
Frogmore Trentham, Prairie Garden

Pelargoniums

Frogmore Nursery, Trentham

Avenue
Frogmore, Trentham
Frogmore, Trentham
Door, Frogmore-Trentham
It really is a stunning place and has developed extraordinarily and is still growing...(DuH).. like all gardens sensitively wrought Frogmore has that balm that envelops you during your wandering... 

Frogmore Panorama
Frogmore Panorama

Wombat Droppings or Low-Down Oz politics

Once “ ….on the sheep’s back…” Now, just the sheep, in accepting and repeating the media engendered, lowest common denominator visceral hatred of Gillard and Labor and expressing it as deeply as they did, the sheep did not ever understand that these “Liarbril Reactionary Aspirational Bogans” would be as equally vicious to them too.
It says much of the Australian herd’s electoral intelligence and particularly now as they continue to take their “news” from “The Ugly American’s” morally tainted journals and media: much, much more about their values.

Wrapping themselves in flags and celebrating the long dead myths of “mate-ship, a fair-go, tolerance and egalitarianism,” the commodification and boganization of Anzac Day continues apace with the politicisation of the Military. Only proving that when you have to synthesize a concept, its reality had ceased long before its promotion became imperative.

Worth a read would be “The 36 Days” by Hugh Dolan; pricking self-serving myths about Gallipoli and also informing young Australians who might read it not to ask the Turks, “Why did you kill Australians at Anzac Cove?” Who politely answer with, “Because you were invading us at Gallipoli”.
I kid you not; flagged wrapped Australian youth have thought that because it was called, (graciously by the Turks) Anzac Cove, it was Australian soil!

“There is a perverse incentive for people to qualify as disabled rather than unemployed…” intoned Kafka impersonator, Kevin “Sneer” Andrews in another one of his Anti-Social Minister, Catholic interpretations of his alleged saviour’s dictum, “Love one another…” A case of Pot calling Kettle, ”Black-Bum” in an Orwellian Dream-Time.

Non-Immigration minister Scott “The Drone” Morrison has said he was not bribing poor third world countries like Cambodia to take up Australia’s responsibility in offering resettlement places to expand "permanent solutions"  (Final Solutions?) for people seeking asylum. "It's not about whether they are poor, it’s about whether they (meaning, us) can be safe," Mr Droned, Morrised on. "That’s the issue. The refugee convention wasn’t designed as an economic advancement program." And he didn’t add, “We do kill them.”
The Drone wouldn’t go into details of the ongoing investigation into the death of asylum seeker Reza Barati, weeks ago, despite new footage showing the violence had escalated considerably 24 hours before his death. “Doesn’t prove anything, they’re fibbers…”  he thought to say, before Peta “ Bloody-Idiot” Credlin frogmarched him away from the reporter and sedated him by having him watch a re-run of the film “Above us The Waves” on a projector being pedalled by three newly liberated Naval commanders who have lost their boats in Indonesian waters on secret government business.  “The Drone” also dismissed the criticism of the United Nations damning the turn-back policy, saying he's "not surprised and not concerned", but really thinking “…couldn’t give-a-stuffed-Rat’s-A**E…naya, naya, naya…. what a smelly bunch of wogs said about our beautiful sunburnt reactionary aspirational bogan country and its sovereign rights, except of course those business signatories to the TPFTA.”

Not long after, Gauleiter Credlin was then seen slapping Rabbutt-the-Hun about the ears for his Anzac speech’s rather odd reference to the British tourists, Bill and Cath as being family but not as important as they once were… or something. He really should stop Clarke and Dawe writing his stuff.

Missing from Brown-Paper-Bag-Man, “Cereal-Toyota-Killer” Hockey's speech recently was the biggest expenditure: superannuation tax concessions that are soon to be $50 Billion p.a. growing at 12% with the benefits going to the wealthy. Pssst.. the Age of Entitlement ain’t over, quite yet
It would seem though that not all are impressed with his fiscal fiddling. A Brit journo gave him a good going over, reducing “Cereal-Toyota-Killer” to display what a shyster he is.
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Are they criminal in their negligence of significant action against Climate Change? Stupidly blinkered by their ideological hatred of "Social" reforms or just plain, stupidly criminal? These people deserve no acceptance that they "have any adult authority"; their ignorance only deserves ignorance.

It would seem that as soon as “Blot–on-the-Landscape” and his scrawlings are now mentioned, those in the nation with more than half a brain fall about laughing in derision as to the content, style and motivation including much speculation of what is paid for such risible stuff.
To counter this embarrassment of what purports to be the “intellectual philosophy” for the Reactionary Aspirational Bogan “The Ugly American” has imported another odd agent to assist in spreading the Murdoch toxicity more effectively than the aforesaid “Blot.”
Brendan O’ Neill whose ego seems only matched (so far as I have seen) in size by his upper head, variously describes himself as either a Marxist Libertarian or an atheistic libertarian, not as a pommie-wanker-hipster-who-is-taking-Rupert-for-a-ride-for-his-own-self-promotion, which is how he appeared to me when I saw him performing t’other night on Q and A.
His appearance made me think that like the environmental value of most specie of foreign imports into this rare land such as the Rabbit, Fox, Sparrow, Cane-Toad, Cat, Camel, Water-Buffalo and Indian Myna, his loquacious sophistry will Carp-like, only muddy the waters of debate in what should really be a clear-cut stream.
I have little doubt the ”Coot’s-With-Queer-Ideas-From-a-Parallel-Universe” (IPA) will welcome him (well, as far as you can welcome a competitor when you exist in an individualist construct) as his modus operandi, like theirs, is not dissimilar in its socially destructive intent.

In the “Tardis State, Where-All-Goes-Backward,” pretend Premier Dennis “Inutilus Rusticus” Naptime and his motley band of incompetents, apparatchiks and self serving dozy aspirationals have hit the hustings making a lot of noise promising to do things and more things and many, many, many more things…. One promise thing, made only 40 years ago...was resurrected but with no final date…. so there really is no need to make a booklet extolling their “VISION for OUR FUTURE …BECAUSE After 3 years running things down, it’s still the other sides fault” ….. or something.
We’ve already got shipping containers for prisoners not schools, concreting parkland and the closing down TAFE colleges, the maintaining of a loss making car race whilst taking funding from science research, though finally waking up that their Corruption Commission is a $70,000,000.00 p.a. waste of money (which is something Geoff “Fiddles” Shaw could have told them for free) and a policy of fiscal insanity on wind farms and a child welfare system in despair and a privatised electricity network that keeps falling over all of which will probably see them re-elected to make things worse… oops sorry, privatised… if that’s at all possible.

Cheers Possums,
Shane


PS next week, Music photo’s.

Friday, 18 April 2014

...to a National Crucifixion

Shane not with Grange
Shane not with Grange

G’day Possums,


As this entry is about some odd, nasty and evil people I thought that illustrating it with some medieval French sculpture might be appropriate.

They are from various parts of France  











Angel Keeping score, Lyon
Angel Keeping score, Lyon
In a martyrdom worthy of this Easter season NSW Liarbril Premier, Bazza O’ Farrell crucified himself at the ICAC “show and tell” party in Sydney. In forgetting that A/ he had received a 1959 (his birth year) bottle of Grange Hermitage worth nearly $3,000.00 a few years ago and B/ also forgetting that he had not only sent a “thank you” note for it and then failed to log it on a register of gifts, Bazza has been widely praised for being a honourable man in stepping down as premier. Notwithstanding the fact that if the $3,000.00 had been in cash, it might look like a bribe and that the “gift” came from a less than “cleanskin” lobbyist whose then boss (ex Labor pollie “Shonky” Obeid) ICAC is investigating and who wished the NSW government to favour it in water infrastructure dealings, some people think he has been hard done by. Gerard “Geriatric” Henderson sallied forth to Bazza’s defence claiming that the earth really was flat and that all enquiries, Royal Commissions and other police investigations are only meant for Labor pollies and their socialist fellow travellers and that this one had gone far too far as Bazza had only had a memory lapse and was a good bloke!
After this “defence” it’s hard not to think of the Sydney Institute that “Geriatric” runs as more of a nursing home for the frail minded and deluded than a serious right-wing-think-tank!


Conservative critic, Dijon
Conservative critic, Dijon
In keeping with this mood of forgiveness and doubtless probably fearful for the future, Sarah Henderson fronted ABC’s 7.30 with, “The ICAC investigation into corrupt Labor Power-broker, Eddie Obeid has caught one from the other side….” How about a bit of quid-pro-quo here Sarah, “…one from the other side?” You do mean Liarbril don’t you?  Or is the intimidation emanating from the Liarbril’s becoming too much for ABC staff or are you too just happy singing from the Liarbril song sheet?

The incompetence of “Rabbutt-the-Hun’s” operations is becoming more apparent as Australia is “Opened-For-Business-and-Despoliation” and the Great Leader continues publicly, to be an awkward and bumbling National embarrassment.





Brawling Knights, Angouleme
Brawling Knights, Angouleme 

It's like watching a performance of "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" except this black comedy is really happening here and now.

It seems incredible that a person of "Rabbutt-the-Hun's" lack of capacity, Orwellian vision, humanity and seemingly, Kafka-esque intelligence has got to "lead" this country.





Mayhem in Paradise, Vezelay

 From dismantling a world class broadband scheme (keeping “The Ugly American” happy) and turning it into three system piece of rubbish that can only be equated with returning rail in each State to its original and different C19th gauges to dumping thousands of tons of silt on the Barrier Reef to withdrawing Heritage status from old Growth forests in Tasmania so they can be logged; to preferring Coal and Fracking to Wind and Solar. The mindless contempt the Liarbril’s as a whole show toward this nation nearly beggars description whilst their anti-democratic (let’s keep “Blot-on-the-Landscape” happy) and anti-intellectual stances (Pyne “the Whyne-the–Prefect-Prat-of-a-Prefect” as Education minister) is applauded by the Reactionary Aspirational Bogans whose vote they have assiduously courted for the past ten years. 



Corbel, Poitiers


Applauded most loudly is the sheer cruelty of the illegal asylum seeker policy with its politicisation of the military and the increasingly draconian legislation seeping across the country to damp down protest while the tentative dismantling of Medi-Bank goes almost unnoticed and the de-funding of the world class research centre, CSIRO and the public broadcaster ABC is straight from the “Coot’s-With-Queer-Ideas-From-A-Parallel-Universe” (IPA) Handbook of Lunacy for an Uncivil Society or 75 Things that Abbott must do.

Welcome to the national crucifixion, the beginnings of Australia as the White Trash of Asia, a place “Rabbutt-the-Hun” and his IPA rabble have lead us to in just six months.

Cheers Petals,
             Shane








Friday, 11 April 2014

Viewing Reactionary Aspirational Bogans or minds that evolution skipped

  G'day Possums, it's been a bit busy of late... and the rant is a week behind....
Shane with ballet books
Shane with ballet books


but there has been some more ballet stuff and a film.....
 hope you enjoy..............




Class group
class group



Jete...TB
Jete...TB


EL Jete
EL Jete

OG Jete
OG Jete


Passing
Passing
OG
OG
TB
EL
EL

Jack Class
Jack.... Class

  ... and the film about Jack  .... here's a link...            http://youtu.be/UnHv9sWYH2s


Wombat Droppings; Low Down Oz politics.

Coal Seam Gas (Metgasco chief executive) Peter Henderson told the media group that the present system ‘serves us well’…..as long as people are stupid and keep believing what they read and watch in the “Ugly American’s” press.. like,  we’re running out of gas.. that no, the world price we’re going to get isn’t going to push up local prices and when in 30 years we’ve buggered off with the profits and left your water tables and farmlands a mess, you’ll thank us… or not……we really don’t give a F**K!

Prime Miniature, “Rabbutt-the-Hun’s” department-of-Credlin has reportedly became more bizarre by declaring that its own advice on how staff should use Facebook and Twitter is a secret… even though this was after it was widely reported across the country.
The Credlin Department's leaked Social Media Policy attracted controversy because it urges public servants to dob on colleagues who use the internet to criticise politicians or policies, even if they do so anonymously, in their own time, on their own computers and in their own homes.
This advice goes further than guidelines issued by the Public Service Commission and other departments, which do not explicitly tell staff to inform on each other…. as they erroneously believe that we still live in a democracy.
Commissioner of Freedom-of-Speech Bubbles, Timmy “Twat” Wilson (ex Liarbril and fellow traveller with “Coot’s-With-Queer-Ideas-from-a-Parallel-Universe”) said that this was just a robust demonstration of the natural strength of our noble historically bigotted individualism but that we all needed to be on the same page of the Horst Wessel song book.
(Copies still available… $5.00 / Foolscap sheet)

Timmy Wilson
"Timmy Twat", style maker
Artists’ on Government grants will only be able to make “Noice-things,” taste-suitable for Reactionary Aspirational Bogans and the “Coot’s-With-Queer-Ideas-from-a-Parallel-Universe”, who are running the show for their unidentified backers….shhhh, democracy at sleep.

The Prime Miniature’s Chief Border Protection Sheriff, Scott “The Drone” Morrison, has Canute-like, been proudly trumpeting “the boats have stopped, the boats have stopped”…, except that it's the Patrol boats!  Seems they've developed serious structural cracks and most are now laid up as not fit to go to sea. His boss “Rabbutt-the-Hun” meanwhile, has been steely-jawed, double-clasp hand-shaking in a bandy legged, duck waddling manner around Asia and signing away Oz’s sovereignty to Korean big business. Not seeing the irony of this, “The Drone” Morrison went shopping for another Orange Life-boat as a get-a-way vehicle for Arfur “The Spiv” Sinodinas who is having trouble remembering why he only worked 2.5 hours for a zillion Sheckels and a share of the take from a well known “bent” pollie and his NSW mafioso.
In response to the IPCC report on Climate Change “Rabbutt-the-Hun” quoted Dorothea Mackellar’s 1907 poem “My Country”:,
“I love a Sunburnt Country …A Land of Sweeping Plains .. a land of Droughts and Flooding rains”…. Even Charlie Chaplin couldnt've written that script for that purpose!

Wonderful news: In the Tardis State, “Where-All-Goes-Backward” (Victoria). Independent Schools have now more than 60% more funding than their State counterparts. This means that for 40% of the school population the “Age of Entitlement” happily, is not over.  Those parents “Making-a-Hip-Pocket-Choice-to-Secure-Social-Standing” should be well pleased that the “…burden is being lifted…” by those less well able to afford the expensive but often dubious benefits of private education.
Federal Non-Environment Minister Greg “Ozone-Hole-Wiki” Hunt has decided not to make a ruling protecting the endangered southern brown Bandicoot because, A/ He’s the local member and, B/ if he upsets the developers who want to concrete the rare grassland habitat of the Bandicoot, he might well become a very endangered species, himself.
There was no comment from the parliamentary secretary for the environment, Simon “Mincer” Birmingham as to whether he would receive pro-rata of the Non-minister’s salary for bravely making an environmentally moronic decision that the Non-minister “Ozone-Hole-Wiki” hasn’t the “balls” to face.

can we really afford them
John Stuart Mill once wrote that not all conservatives are stupid, but most people who are stupid are conservative.
(actually …scientifically proven… believe it or not… but then so is Climate Change.
What Crap! )

As the “Coot’s-With-Queer-Ideas-from-a-Parallel-Universe” (IPA) are much more than conservative it must follow that they are much, much more than stupid.
This (or something like it) is a new piece from their philosophic fantasist, Arrant-Alana-Dill:  Work is about dignity. Having a job is about dignity. Payment for work is crass socialism. Any job is better than no job. Payment for work is soooo C19th. Civilization is an aberrant concept in the modern commodity market. Self-respect like education, is only for those who can afford it ….. And he’s really paid to think this stuff up and is still allowed to deliver such tripe on public radio?

Abetz Family

(I don’t write this stuff our governments do… and as much as I’d like to see the other side writing some of this script…. they are MIA),

Cheers Petals,

Shane