|Shane in a Hellish Hand-Basket|
It seems appropriate that the illustrations for this weeks rant are of a cemetery given that parliament is soon to sit again and where the ruling rabble will be attempting to push the country further into the hell of its "Coot's-With-Queer-Ideas-From-a-Parallel-Universe" (IPA) masters right-wing ideological fantasies.
Unfortunately for the ruling rabble, Willie Shortstuff has stolen a march on their rabid designs by calling for a Royal Commission into the corruption, perfidy and malfeasance that has been brought to a peak of perfection by our banks. Denying that it was at all necessary, the front-runners of this mongrel lot, Cash "the Harpy," "Truffles" Turdball-Fop, "Sco-mo" Morrison, The Innumerate" and many others of similar untalented mien have all been opining that notwithstanding the $120,000,000.00 slashed from ASIC and the 4000 jobs eliminated from ACCC and the tax office, these bodies are perfectly capable of investigating any "situation" that may or may not have occurred and anyway the public are just not interested in this sort of political enquiry..... although a recent poll suggests that 83% of the population thinks it's a terrific idea.
Timing his latest Union-Bashing bashing for this last sitting before he calls a double dissolution election, "Truffles" was again discomforted by the leaking of all a Panama Banks documents about who had what, where and how much was hidden from the tax man. It made the supposed corruption of the construction unions fade into insignificance and "Truffles" had to dodge some probing questions into his Cayman Island accounts.
|Melbourne General Cemetery|
Move along now, nothing to see here. Remember sheeples, Coal is good for humanity.... and Peabody has gone belly up and climate change is crap.... and if marriage equality is legislated we'll next want bestiality realised!
Princess Fiona of Nash has deemed that a sugar tax on soft drinks is a bad idea....and that an increase in tobacco tax a better health strategy. Remember when this rabble was first elected, one of her "advisers" as assistant health minister was a bloke with strong representations to the Junk Foods business and the Princess was trying to scuttle Labor's new food labelling legislation?
Well it seems that the Princess is having another junk food moment. It transpires that Princess Fiona of Nash has been called un-scientific by a Brit Medico in that more harm is done to our health from over-use of sugar in our diets and than by the uses of tobacco and alcohol combined!
Well done, Princess Fiona. You have maintained the appalling scientific standards of your ruling rabble at a truly medieval level.
When the election is called and "Truffles" and the rest of the clowns in his circus Mk2 will all be claiming what good economic managers they are.... in its short life the Liarbril ruling rabble has levied more tax as a proportion of GDP than Labor did. Government spending as a proportion of GDP has also increased, the budget deficit has more than doubled from its “crisis” levels in 2013, and gross government debt has ballooned by over $100bn.....and let's not forget their assiduous rorting of their parliamentary benefits. The bluff and bluster was resurrected when "Sco-Mo, The Innumerate" recently tweeted: “Labor’s plan is to tax, spend and borrow. Our plan is to back Australians who are working, saving and investing.” He could tell that to the 300 scientists sacked from the CSIRO in an "Innovative" method for doing research
How are we to rationalise the abolition of the office of the disability discrimination commissioner and the appointment of the first national wind farm commissioner? The elimination of a key role to assist the large number of people with disabilities and their families, many of whom live below the poverty line and struggle with endemic disadvantage, followed by the creation of a new role to address a syndrome that doesn’t exist. One of the first notable and ominous acts of the ruling rabble MK 1 was, in fact, an omission – the first government in over 70 years not to appoint a science minister. Since then, the country’s peak scientific research body, the CSIRO, has responded to funding cuts by shedding scientists like dead skin. A world renowned research program into climate change has been ditched.
.Against this background of attacks on scientific research and the debacle that is the country’s major innovation and infrastructure project, the NBN, "Truffles" announced a new innovation policy.... an advertising campaign costing $20,000,000.00.
And let's not speak any further of this mongrel pack's plans for health and education... it's all similar: user pays. What was once a fair and egalitarian nation has become and if the mongrels are returned to power, will continue to slide further into an abyss of greed, selfishness and ultimately civil strife that we have never seen before.... dark days ahead.
|Melbourne General Cemetery|
But let's finish on one bright note: Old "Kero Bath-Chopper" Bishop has lost preselection for her safe seat of Mackellar. And so it's good riddance to an incompetent minister, unconscionably partisan speaker, rorter extraordinaire, and vicious senate enquirer.
May the karma of evil she created return and stay with her for the rest of her sour and sorry days in the hate-filled silence she deserves.