Thursday, 25 May 2017

Becoming Dumber and Dumber.


Fading into Dumb
Fading into Dumb
G'day Possums,
Paul Keating once said that when in power your policy framework changes the culture of the nation.
Assuming then that the aforesaid is true let's reflect on some of the more significant utterances of the past fortnight and determine by the language sentiment and intent what sort of country Australia is presenting, not only to the wider world but more importantly, to itself.

Anti-Immigration minister Dodo Dutton has said the 7,500 refugees who have not applied for visas are "fake refugees" and that for them the "the game is up" for costing the taxpayer $250,000,000.00 PA.....  oddly enough, the same amount Dodo wants the taxpayer to spend on his new Border Farce and Anti-Immigration fiefdom.
After denuding legal and language services to refugees Dodo has set an October deadline for these people to fill out the 180 question, comprising 45-60 page questionnaire and statement some of which information is impossible for these people to access.
At the same time Asbestos Bishop was misleading the United Nations as to what a nice place we are in our treatment of refugees.
Are we dumb enough to silently accept this hypocrisy?
 
The Highway to Hell
The Highway to Hell
Closer to home in what was the Tardis State (Where-All-Went-Backward) Victoria, Matty What's-a-Green-wedge Guy, chief opposition clown had one of his troupe (Brad Battin) pratfall in his union-bashing workout by erroneously telling parliament that it took 51/2 hours for professional firey's to attend the Black Saturday bushfires. This attempt to further politicize the volunteer fire services and to "scotch" the latest reforms in modernizing state fire services only serves to remind that "NO" is the most frequent word you'll hear uttered by any of the ruling rabble tribe in relation to reform as opposed to destruction, which is their forte'.
Are we dumb to accept this crass politicking?
 
reflections
reflections
World climate scientists are now saying that ocean levels are going to rise faster than previously predicted because of the alarming increase in the arctic melting.  Australia's ruling rabble in its 2017 budget has axed funding to a measly $600,000.00 for the National Climate Change Research Facility a body that offers information on how best to mitigate climate change and the consequences of sea level rises; and from 2018 it will receive no funding at all.
Ruling Rabble apologist, N.Saava in a look-over-there moment decried Labor's Willy Shortsuff's budget-in-reply speech as only once mentioning climate change whilst pointedly ignoring that fact that the funding cuts were not mentioned by the ruling rabble at all.
Australia is subsidising fossil fuel production to the tune of a massive $A5.6 billion a year and also funds the industry with a further $A292 million a year in public finance, as it expands fossil fuel production on multiple fronts.
 I firmly believe we need legislation that will make criminal and enable the jailing of those who stalled, denied or halted practices trying to ameliorate climate change and its consequences
N. Saava must think we're dumb! 


The Battler's saviour from the Deep North  Poorleen, Pleez Oixploin Hanson is in more electoral strife after her chief of staff, printing guru and sometime pilot, Oily Ashby (he of Slippery Pete's demise) decided that potentially defrauding the electoral office and their own candidates was a good way of making money. Caught on tape making the suggestion and also that he would deny he had ever said it,  Oily later excused himself for a poor choice of words and said, by way of obfuscation, that it was an illegal tape anyway only made by a disgruntled member to embarrass Noe Notion. Pooleen Pleez Oixlpoin had a hard time interrupting her employee Oily at a presser, where she blamed the ABC for creating false news and upsetting candidates and that Oily really had no need of more honesty, ethics and general morality. Around this time  an "advisor" to climate denier, coal enthusiast, conspiracy theorist, the gift that keeps on giving and all round fruit cake,  Noe Notion Senator, Mr 77, Mal-addled Roberts, was arrested on multiple counts of assault! 
Please note that these people see unionists as corrupt and needing strict laws to control them.
I'm dumbstruck!

In what Prime Miniature Truffles Turdball opined was an act of love, not rape, Tax evader, self promoter and serial anti-labor activist, Twiggy Forest has "gifted" a tax deductable  $400,000,000.00 to causes of his own choice.  This crass attempt to mitigate the fact that in 2014-15 his Fortescue Metals made $9.1 Billion in sales and only paid $13.2 Millions in tax on profits of $208 Millions or 6.3%  only re-inforces Twiggy's hypocrisy and Truffles out-of-touch, Cayman Island elitism.
As a piece of right-wing anti welfare greed masked as philanthropy this sordid episode surely marks a new low point in the dismantling of a welfare system for all to be replaced by the feel-good crumbs brushed down to the peasants when seen fit by the ruling rabble.

Next time you see you are paying somewhere between 28-36 % tax on your earnings, ask yourself how dumb do you think they think you are?


And then there was that bastion of right-wing intellectualism (I know, it's an oxymoron), Quadrant!  Having never moved beyond purveying the time warp of the Melbourne Olympics, employer of Daisy the Preening-Princess-of-Putrid Prose, Cousens, and Board Member whose face was obviously the model for the "Angry" emoticon, Nick, Snarler Cater, this magazine and self espoused standard bearer of free speech and the repeal of 18C, allowed essayist (?) Roger Franklin to publish an online piece  suggesting that said it would have been preferable for the Manchester bomb to be exploded in the ABC’s Q&A studios on Monday night, blowing up host Tony Jones and the panellists. The ruling rabble's personal para-military, the AFP has been called in to investigate but as the deed was not done by a Labor person, a Green or a Muslim there'll be a nothing-to-see-there enquiry.
Taste and intelligence never seem to intersect with the ruling rabble, how dumb is that?
Then there was the writer of "The Thick of It",  Armando Iannucci who deploring the questioning style of contemporary TV journalists brought to my mind Leigh Hissy-Fit Sales whose technique fitted his description of a 30's journalist interviewing Churchill by asking the question, "Mr Churchill , you know Germany's problems are caused by the Jews as Mr Hitler says they are, don't you?"
Dumb and Dumber Petals... what choices are we to make before this country is destroyed by the right wing?
Hoo-roo,
Shane

Friday, 12 May 2017

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It's Down the Slippery Slope We Go ....


 
Reversing positions

G'day Possums,
In the British Museum in London there are casts of antiquities, things like Trajan's Column, Assyrian Reliefs, Renaissance sculptures: all copies made 100-150 years ago which are now important as models for degraded or destroyed monuments as they retain more detail than many of the existing originals. So copying can be useful .


Remember when, under Little Johnny Howard the concept of ministerial integrity and honesty began to be devalued? This is where it has led: the most corrupt, self-serving and incompetent ruling rabble ever to afflict this land has Dodo Dutton lying about the fracas on Manus and who says anything? Who in government holds him to account, who in the MSM takes any notice?   No-one.
Our slippery slope just added a few degrees of decline.
 
AFP in action.
The Australian Federal Police Force (the militia of the ruling rabble) has been given $320,000,000.00 extra to tackle terrorism.  On the same day the AFP announced that they will not be investigating The Minister for Inhuman Services, Alan Shylock Tudge for leaking to the media, private and personal details of a welfare recipient who wrote an opinion piece for Fairfax Media claiming Centrelink had "terrorised" her over a debt she claimed she did not owe.  Some weeks later, her personal details were supplied to a journalist who wrote a comment piece from the Government's perspective, raising the prospect that Centrelink had been "unfairly castigated". Nice bloke is Shylock.....
AFP is yet to confirm that a few Schekels of its new $320Mill will go toward assisting in banging up alleged fraudster and for Rabid-the-Hun, doyen of the Union movement, Kathy Fingers Jackson whose $1.5 million wealth and spending sprees were seemingly funded by union donations without their approval. Odd that Fingers ratted on fellow unionist Thompson over similar but smaller matters and that case was treated with alacrity .... there's that slippery slope again.
 
Audience
Many don't, but I quite like QandA, even though its even handedness is the 50's suburban Sunday lunch with the rellies sort of soiree,  where you-can talk about anything except religion, politics, sex and money; but within its managerial limitations it  does provide the ruling rabble guest an hour to display not only their incompetence but also their sheer lack of imagination. As did Digger Tehan recently, breaking into a sweat trying to justify the waste of $100,000,000.00 for the Sir John Monash museum at Villers-Brettoneaux and then his complete inability (or bloody-mindedness) to contextualize Gonski Mk#2, HECS payments, Uni fees and housing prices… even panellist Danni Addison quipped to him something apropos “… you’ve lost this audience…” and Dave Hughes …well just watch him…in one succinctly accurate analysis of Truffle's body language in meeting with Frump45, Hughes likened Truffles to  a 13 yo girl on a date with Justin Beiber. The program has its moments of truth.
When in NY Truffles had a meeting with his boss, The Ugly American Murdoch. It transpires that media rules will be changed to suit Murdoch's insatiable greed and need for world domination, so we can look forward to his total control over 95% of print, radio and television in the near future. Mitch, Useless Fifield, paper delivery boy to the IPA fatuously opined that this was a great step forward in journalistic and media diversity and agreed that donating $30,000,000.00 to Foxtel to cover women's sport was sound policy ...besides what would the ABC do with it?

Then came, THE BUDGET!
In an admission of failure, Scummo Morrison and Truffles slightly reversed tack from the hard right free market position of the last four years and presented measures they say are "fair," and "balanced."  Apart from filching half baked versions of Labor's policy's, and which given the ruling rabble's complete lack of talent, they will stuff up, does this signal a rejection of all that Rabid-the-Hun and Eleventy once promulgated and, as a corollary, the ideological hard line of the IPA?  The punitive Centrelink regime will stay. Sewers will be searched to track down welfare recipients doing drugs. Pensioners will still be hit, penalty rates are about to go and even though a small tax was levied on the banks to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme the banks still  have a big tax break around the corner  if The Senate Shysters, Xenephon , Noe Notion, Loopy Leyonhjelm, Bestiality Bernardi and FlappyMouth Hinch vote it in. Education is still being underfunded, Hecs will be taken earlier and TAFE has been cut again.
Fair, balanced?  I think not . It's more smoke and mirrors to try and get over the electoral line again when if they win, surprise, surprise, all the IPA zombie cuts will be back with a vengeance. Trusting this mongrel rabble is not an option in any circumstance.
Needless to say the press, in the main did the obvious and gloated how the rug had been pulled from under Labor's feet and how the ruling rabble were now "governing".
Hissy-Fit Sales did one of her more asinine and disdainful "interviews" with Short-stuff after his budget reply speech where she was solely interested in the when-did-you-stop-beating-your-wife "gotcha" moments and in her inimitably crass fashion, interrupted Short-Stuff every time he seemed to make an answer of substance....and therein  lies the tactic being employed wholesale against Labor, belittle, interrupt, disagree, push the ruling rabble line: Alberici wandering off into fantasy land about Short-stuff getting "rolled " because his colleagues disagreed about his poor taste dog-whistle ad, and let's not say any more about Jack-in-the-Box Probyn, other than that his delivery would be better suited to the Ch 7 Weather report!
And this Petals is the fair and balanced ABC, not the Murdoch run commercials! But then again, Guthrie an ex Murdoch employee is in charge, now!
Which was ironic,  for all those mentioned were also giving glowing testimonials to their late colleague Mark Colvin, eulogising his incisive and intelligent interviewing, sense of history and honest reporting.
Now, where's that slippery slope again ?
The glum faces of the ruling rabble during Short-stuff's budget reply speech put to rest the notion that anything announced in the budget was a social democratic exercise and "Labor-lite."  All the ruling rabble have done is expose their abject mismanagement, the wounded and fully wasted four years of being policy bereft since 2013: nothing has developed except inequality, fear, debt  and the corruption now rife in their ranks.
Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It's Down the slippery slope we go ....but I've said this all before.
Hoo-roo Possums,
Shane

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Smoke and Mirrors with Pea and Thimble

G'day Possums,
A few months ago in a moment of public candour unusual for one of the ruling rabble, Rabid-the-Hun's dominatrix, Peta Credlin cheerfully admitted that "The Carbon Tax" campaign waged by them was just a ploy to make it a indefensible hip-pocket election issue. It was all smoke and mirrors!
And now ten years later this travesty of a government has business bodies literally screaming out for one to gain some certainty on energy policy and the investment landscape and environmentalists are wringing their hands in frustration at the lack of any or real determined action on dealing with climate change.
d'Orsay, Paris
d'Orsay, Paris

Not two days later due to extreme weather and the energy regulators incompetence, South Australia endured widespread blackouts as power transmission lines were felled and the regulator, well, didn't. This event caused even more smoke and mirrors as Truffles Turnbull and Fictions Frydenberg attempted to blame alternative energy for the state's problems only for the two of them to be widely seen as more of a hindrance than help, particularly after SA premier to much applause, justifiably tore strips of Fictions at a press conference. So it was a pea and thimble con to the rescue when Truffles announced Snowy Mountain Mc Scheme Mk#2 by ordering a review into a possible $2 billion project to probably start sometime in the future and probably increase the Snowy's electrical output by 50%.
Rouen Reflection
Rouen Reflection
Basking in the warm inner glow of thinking he'd actually done something worthwhile, Truffles this week announced that the ruling rabble's smoke and mirror deception over the Gillard government's Gonski school funding, (remember "Gonski Dumbski" from Chwissie The-Whyning Pyne, and-Perfect-Prat-of-a-Prefect) program was really just another hoax and so has employed the same Gonski to do a Mk#2 review to justify what looks to be a pea and thimble trick by abandoning the most disadvantaged schools in the north of the country, reduce the outrageous overfunding to private schools a little and mildly increase funds to state schools over a ten year period.... yes, ten years of forward estimates when this mongrel lot have increased the debt by 50%. Better dressed than usual but still another shambles of a faux policy from the ruling rabble…pea and thimble, smoke and mirrors, just the normal “Ooh, look at all the money we’re putting back … but not as much as we cut…or in the same place.” And add another distraction from TAFE and tertiary funding cuts where Australia in now amongst the most expensive countrys in the world for tertiary education.
Cluny Museum, Paris
Cluny Museum, Paris
Chaos, thy name is Truffles!
The smoke and mirror sophistry of the "Debt and Deficit Disaster" they promulgated so effectively against the Rudd/ Gillard government has come back to bite them on the bum because, having no coherent policy except IPA thought bubbles and rather more importantly, no financial talent, the ruling rabble have doubled yes, doubled the debt and deficit. This embarrassing lack of riches has had pretend treasurer, Scummo Morrison inform us that there is now something called "good debt and bad debt". In this variation of a pea and thimble trick the confederates to the shyster (who pay no tax) are going to try and make off with $50 billions in tax breaks whilst schools, health and infrastructure go begging!
I reckon Petals, you can see there's a pattern emerging here.
Window, Rouen
Window, Rouen
Lurching from his shambles (again, due to injudicious cost cutting) of a national census to the Frankenstein-esque copper NBN (now six months late and counting) which has Australia now dropping in ranking to around 35th in the world for internet speed but near No.1 for retail cost, we had t'other day, the spectacle... well, no the spectacle didn't happen... I'll explain. In the joint commemoration ceremony for the Battle of The Coral Sea, Oz was supposed to drop wreaths from one of its new, you-beaut, Spanish built, Air Warfare Destroyers. Only neither of the two could make it because someone broke them. It seems that not only can we "not-build-a-canoe" but we don't know where to put the correct oil in the asymmetric drives of these vessels.
"Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream....."
salacious media
salacious media
Barnyard Joyce, deputy prime miniature was on QandA  t' other night. Kee-rist, he's an idiot....thinks Mandy Il Patrone Vanstone is not right wing, the ABC's full of closet communists, then rants one set of specious "facts" after another. And the looks of sheer hate toward fellow panellist Plibersek says much about the crudity of this mongrel's mind. He also maintained that we have "..a moral responsibility..." to have Adani ship coal to India so that the poor can have electricity. But we have none about casting refugees into concentration camps...

 So it's all a left-wing ABC, is it Barnyard?  Try ABC 7.30, 3/5/17: Leigh Hissy-Fit Sale's tart little aside of  when presenting the news that some private schools would have a little of their funding cut was "...something Labor never had the guts to do..." and she eventually followed up with a nauseously obsequious and pointless "interview" with geriatric Sydney shock-jock, John Laws. And let's not mention the right-wing bias of Sabra Spitty Lane who manages to avoid any balance whatsoever on topics and just propagandizes all the ruling rabble cant.That's "Left" is it "Barnyard????
Petals I'm off, to polish some mirrors to see the 100% of the Australian press owned by the Ugly American, Murdoch more clearly.
Hoo-roo,
Shane

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Aussie Values as a Dog-Whistle

G'day Petals,
Mrs Wombat and I had a little waddle around Melbourne t'other day through the delightful  arcades and also to see the photography shows at the NGV, particularly the William
Shane Flagging Aussie Values
Egglestone and the Bill Henson ones.
I had the feeling there was too much in the WE show which weakened its overall appeal but they certainly expressed the peculiarities of "The South" and its personality. The Henson nudes though not as in-your-face as usual, were lovely but ultimately, I felt, pointless. The landscapes on the other hand were riveting.
The NGV in contexualizing  its collections is a much more interesting place to wander around.
 
The Causeway Arcade
The Causeway
 I'm not so sure if it's all an Augustinian method of defining Australian values by demonstrating what they are not ....or if Truffles is suffering from early onset dementia but he has decided that "Australian Values" are just what immigrants to this country need to aspire to. Traits like, not beating your wife senseless, speaking only good English, joining the CWA or CFA, polishing the backs of your shoes  and probably, only voting for the ruling rabble; otherwise you'll get deported. Which, given the rates of domestic violence perpetrated by "Dinky-di's  who are barely literate;  we should see the place emptied in no time.
Block Arcade
Block Arcade

Trying on the Mc Carthy-ist, "I know something you don't," line on "Insiders", Anti-Immigration Minster, Dodo Dutton obfuscated around the truth of the latest riot on the refugee concentration camp at Manus Island, conflating events in an attempt to muddy the waters and rejecting any suggestion that his version of events was the gospel one even as it was being pooh-poohed by the Manus Island police and a PNG minister.  
Later, Dodo in a Kafkaesque  performance of Australian Values demanded an apology from ABC for letting himself be exposed again, as a liar.
This ruling rabble Mk2 are the most corrupt, lying, incompetent cabal ever to set foot in a parliament having no integrity or ethics (other than a lack of them), and no credibility whatsoever. These mongrels have trashed any semblance of truth and transparency in this country and have, by their actions and Un-Australian Values lost all authority and need to be sacked en masse!
Centre Place
Centre Place

"From our perspective we see the scheme as punitive, as demonising the unemployed and as being an expensive failure." intoned the St Vincent de Paul Society in commenting about the Work for the Dole scheme, a favourite idea of Rabid-the-Hun  which has been, like his tenure as Prime Miniature, an expensive "demonstrable failure" that does nothing to lessen the nation's unemployment burden and which St.V.de P's also says, is at risk of creating "a class of working poor" whilst doing nothing to create sustained employment and furthering Australian Values.
Photography NGV
Photography NGV
The Harpy and Minister for un-employment, Michaelia Cash was no-where to be seen again, no doubt off inspecting more million+ investment properties whilst the list of businesses being exposed for ripping-off their staff  by underpayment and poor work conditions grows each week.
NGV, Egglestone
Jobson Growth seems to have disappeared with Australian Values, too.
Isn't it funny seeing the RWNJ's getting their knickers in a knot when freedom of speech is  exercised?
Yassmin Abdel-Magied posted a FB opinion which suggested that as well as not forgetting the ANZAC's we might do well to remember the refugees on Manus and Christmas Islands and the tragedies being enacted in Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Yemen that brought them there. This was so against Australian Values  that it  ignited a torrent of abuse from those who are right, like Blot-on-the-Landscape, Bolt and Toilet-Boy, Jones and others who see  humanitarian expressions as a direct assault on their unalloyed patriotism and narrow-minded nationalism. A petition was started demanding her removal from any work on the ABC and so far has around 30,000 signatures.
NGV Henson
NGV Henson
Timmy The-Twat, ex-Freedom-Man, Wilson the IPA apparatchik now part of the ruling rabble, joined in the fray conveniently forgetting that only two weeks before he was arguing that 18C be repealed  in order that we have more Australian Values like "free-speech!"
Ahhhh... "Australian Values!"  Now, here was a real display of them.
NGV Henson
NGV Henson

It seems that the only true values to be enunciated are right-wing ones, the only way to view Anzac Day is as "The Birth of the Nation", as the defining moment of our country's adulthood and egalitarianism.  Not as a small unsuccessful event within a much bigger one, an invasion of another country that cost 60,000 young lives in attempting the perpetuate the economics of an empire that was about to disintegrate paving the way for the totalitarian regimes now so admired by "the right" and who caused so much destruction twenty years further on.
NGV
NGV 

Australian Values... bullshit, it's just blinkered jingoism and a nasty simplistic nationalism fed to dull minds.
Hoo-roo Possums,

Shane

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Delphic Ruminations

Shane in his Budgie Snugglers
Shane in his Budgie Snugglers


G'day petals,

John Clarke, satirist par excellence has died.



Many, were the heartfelt eulogies for this very talented and funny man, with the notable exception of from those of the Ruling Rabble who were too busy farnarkling about in their usual dither to offer just a whimper.

One of my best remembered of his Clarke and Dawe 2 minute dialogues was the one which was not written by them but just a repetition of what Abbott and colleagues had said during the week... outrageously funny and dispiriting at the same time and a true indication the low level of ruling rabble politics.

News Corp Australia sacks most of its photographers and subeditors to cut costs.....

Keer- rist... does that mean the bogans who buy these rags willnow have to learn how to read?

 
Dunolly Cemetary
Dunolly Cemetary
Noe Notion senator Mal-Addled Roberts is the latest to weigh in after a planned parliamentary to Afghanistan delegation including the Red Terror was scrapped after the trip was flagged on the ABC.
"Their ABC put our digger's lives at risk so as to execute a political hit on Senator Hanson. The ABC have declared Jihad on Aussie diggers. They have a fatwa on Pauline Hanson," Senator Roberts ranted to Facebook on Wednesday.
"The ABC's actions in revealing the ANZAC day visit to diggers shows their willingness to collude with ISIS and other terrorists in identifying Australian targets, including troops.
"The ABC has for a long time been harbingers of terror apologists. This proves their Jihad sympathy."
So the 77 vote One Nation nutter wants the government to cut $600m from the ABC budget because of their 'leftwing bias', and accused SBS of having too much gay and multicultural content.

Which makes so much sense to their limited minds that the only political parties to be criticized are the centre and left ones.  Make sense...particularly if you're a fascist and are not really gay-bashing their newly elevated secretary, Jiggles Ashby !
So apart from banning contact with the ABC and SBS, Mal-Addled has now included Ch 9 ...why, I don't really know or care  but Mal-Addled's decided that Kochie on Ch7 at Sunrise is the place for them.... talk about the Bogan's finding their true level!
Engine room, HMAS Castlemaine
Engine room, HMAS Castlemaine

As it is Easter and being a Catlic,  Rabid-the-Hun tilts at windmills once more re-enacting his own resurrection.... says he has a plan, a five point plan to finish the country off.. only to be told by colleagues to, "...piss-off Tony !"
Some speculate that Rabid-the-Hun wants Truffles to lose the next election so that he can say "I-told-ya-so" and regain the leadership of the ruling rabble.
I don't think it will work this time around.... what was painfully obvious and is now more generally understood, is that the Ruling Rabble under Rabid-the-Hun, both as opposition chief scout and more particularly as prime miniature were a disastrous policy free zone, with the exception of the poorly implemented IPA "free-market" thought bubbles.
They have corrupted everything they have touched and can be widely seen as incredibly and wilfully corrupt and incompetent.  He was on his bike.... he should have stayed there.....and which only stimulated Pyne the Whyne, the Perfect-Prat-of-a-Prefect, to publicly lament his colleagues inability to hold-their-water on the temporary thought bubbles which pass for policy by pissing on them all in his inimitable half-cocked, whining, mincing manner.

So Truffles, attempting to divert attention from Rabid's Delphic utterances of Labor winning the next election, announces that jobs are to be for Australians, reversing a decision cutting red-tape on 457 work visas made only two years ago by the Harpy, Cash.
Like all of his announcements it sank within 24 hours, being seen not only as a xenophobic Trump-like "dog-whistle" to placate the far right voters drifting to Noe Notion but also an admission and of just how incompetent the Ruling Rabble are and providing another demonstration of what a mess they have made of apprenticeships, education and training, migration and employment in just four years.
And the jobs? Well, there's one for every 17 unemployed and soon 250,000 vehicle makers and ancillary workers will be flooding the "Centre-link" Offices as a direct result of the Ruling Rabble's  "free-market" ideology.
This lot are more than "on-the-nose".... they are putrid!
Hoo-roo Possums,
Shane

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Do I hear a Tumbril Rolling?




G'day Possums,
Truffles in a suit, pretends to  clean down a section of muddy flood damaged wall with  a nail brush.... next he'll be wiping Rabid-the-Hun's feet at some bloody Catlic Easter ceremony!  
Then, with his "Tin" political ear finely attuned he refused a snag sandwich on a street walk....so it's perfectly understandable why the  China / Australian extradition treaty was backflipped 10 minutes after saying they had approved it but forgot to tell their trade minister who was at the time extolling its virtues on national TV.... How much more incompetent can they get?  

The pics Petals, are suitably revolutionary, from that rather grim place in Paris called the Conciergerie, where from memory, some 1600 aristocrats and others were incarcerated and eventually went to the guillotine during the Terror, feeling the anger of the oppressed of an unequal society.

 Dane, Helle Thorning-Schmidt and ex-prime minister of that nation eviscerated Frydenberg on QandA.  Asking where, the bloody hell Australia was in world affairs now, she exposed the narrow minded, mealy mouthed and unimaginative rabble that rule us!
Fictions Frydenberg and his back-up The Righteous, Kelly seemed rather quiet on that episode... almost as if they understood, at last, that their trickle-down neanderthal-isms and reverse energy myopia were economically and socially useless and their ravings had also been blighted by the positive humanitarian works of Yunus and Thorning-Schmidt.
Fictions playing at being a "leader" of Alt energy was such a farce...and the audience far too polite!
The Conciergerie
The Conciergerie
The excuse of a federal treasurer, whose loathe to publish any economic modelling to justify how his  one solitary policy, "Trickle-Down" will work, suggested that journalists should go and ask people at the pub about the benefits of the government's company tax cuts.
As one wit observed, it makes sense to ask drunk people for an endorsement of your policy.
Australia under this ruling rabble is drifting to disaster.....
That case perhaps best exemplified by three of the current "darlings' of right-wing talk back and commentary, the Preening Princess, Daisy Cousens, The Gorgon Downer and the malicious Septic Tank, Helen Andrews. All three were given promo's in  a "puff-piece' in a Fairfax weekend mag which although it was at length, said little about these harridans of the right precisely because they actually have nothing to offer other than their own inflated, and over-entitled egos.
The Conciergerie
The Conciergerie
As symptoms of a failing society these women are exemplars.
Gorgon Downer thinks the minimum wage should be abolished along with penalty rates for the low paid (this current insanity being pushed by her playskool sandpit club for the intellectually and imaginatively bereft, the IPA) and that Brexit was Britain's finest hour since the Battle of. She is interesting to listen to as she becomes completely flummoxed when presented with the economic disaster the implementation of the IPA wish-list is making of this country and apart from repeating the rote cant of Thatcherism, has little of substance to convey. Which is probably why Timmy the Twat ex-Freedom Man Wilson got pre-selection in a safe seat ahead of her.
The Septic Tank, Andrew's, (whose sole qualification is apparently a degree in religious studies, which tells you much) avows a liking for disputation and conflict and public speaking. The pity being she lives in the past and wants to replicate the feudal system. But then, as Oscar Wilde pointed out, America passed from barbarism to decadence with no civilisation in between; so with her cultural baggage and fascination with make-believe friends, her lack of humanity should come as no surprise.
The Preening Princess is, well... just that!  Terming herself a controversialist she's happy to  blather-on  in what she thinks prettily about anything that upsets people..... a sort of delusional child libertarian who really should just "Shuffle Off To Buffalo" and set her "new conservative rebellion" to suitably shrill noises.
These destructive women offer nothing except pain, poverty and the maintenance of their own privileged positions. They present nothing except the return to a class system that millions have lost their lives fighting to overcome and represent all that is regressive, cruel, outdated and just plain wrong.
The Conciergerie
The Conciergerie
Comedian Tom Ballard got it right, ".....there's one thing we get wrong in Australian politics.... we don't assassinate them often enough!"
The Conciergerie
The Conciergerie

"Ohhh the Pikes, The Pike's are co-oming......remember the Conciergerie...
Hoo-roo Petals

Shane

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Taking the Piss

Shane with some crops
G'day Possums,

What a fortnight it's been ...from boys having a beer and taking the piss to realizing there's nothing much left to sell which make governance a bit tricky and way beyond the limited talents of the ruling rabble.... 
although the burrow's tomato crop has been a you-beaut-bonzer one.





After having a Piss-up with Timmy the Twat and ex crusader Handie Andie Hastie about marriage equality, the Bible Society and SA brewer, Coopers came to a sudden enlightened decision that bible quotes on beer bottles and two right-wing Muppets replaying  a stilted script from the 50's was bad for business.
Frankly, any business that has anything to do with the insanity that emanates from the IPA circus is probably on a course to bankruptcy anyway.



A Federal Court judge has whacked the ABCC in court after they attempted to prosecute two CFMEU officials for having a cup of tea! "A terrible waste of everybody's time."
Bloody unionists, always wanting cups of tea and then always taking the piss!


The South Australian Government has announced it will spend more than $500 million to build a new gas-fired power plant and Australia's largest battery as it moves to secure the state's energy supplies.
Minister for Coal and Besmirching the environment, Fiction's Frydenberg spluttered, then steamed into action chugging words to the effect of, "What a silly idea Jay, when we have all this clean coal with which to burn a hole in the Barrier Reef ."
What Fictions said in code was ,"We are shitting ourselves because this unilateral action by Weatherill only makes clear to the public the extent of the policy vacuum we ruling rabble exist in."
Later that week both Weatherill and Fictions were at the same party allegedly  to celebrate a small battery storage and solar plant and  where the SA premier took the opportunity and "called-out" Fictions for the hypocrite he is and how pissed-off he is with  the ruling rabble for being the lying incompetents they are.

Truth in politics... a rare moment.

The other side of the coin was being well demonstrated by a real RWNJ in the form of Daisy Cousens. The ruling rabble  princess was writing in truly tasteless fashion (not once but twice, apparently her home-work essay had to be re-worked) gushing about herself trembling and oozing over a dead cartoonist she had  met but once and managing to confuse eulogy with mawkish, egotistical preening.
Post truth ? Nahh ....Post taste!

Labor gave George Brandis another deadline to hand over his diary, again threatening him with new legal action.
The Pretend Attorney general says there has been ‘no non-compliance’ and Administrative Appeals Tribunal did not order him to release diary..(so, there, Piss off!) but at the very last moment eventually  does hand them over, only they reveal precisely nothing except Brandis' overweening arrogance and stupidity. And probably, that he is very lazy?
Minister-turned-lobbyist, the double-dipping Ian Chainsaw Macfarlane, taking the piss, says mines need protection from native title and urges MPs to pass legislation to protect land use agreements as Indigenous leaders call for consultation.... poor miners, always being attacked as a minority.


 "What is it that they want to say, that they cannot say now?" 
Well Truffles, why do you want to on piss on the International day for the elimination of racial discrimination, Harmony Day and change18C?
 In Victorian Law there was a case which revolved around the definition of harassment and it came down to its use for only one instance and not repeatedly. Which seems to me, by weakening 18C as they are doing, it will make it easier for people to bring frivolous cases to such an extent that the ruling rabble will then say that 18C is a mess and we should dump it completely.
Standard Ruling Rabble tactics.
The Ugly American's propaganda sheet The Australian, ran Murdoch's deliriously Orwellian line that Truffles in this fascist endeavour to gut 18C had nailed his colours to the mast and was more of a hero than Jeanne d'Arc at Orleans or Baden Powell at Mafeking.
Which only proves that the vote barometer must be indicating a tendency toward electoral annihilation.
Further to this cause of "The Right to be a Bogan," An Indigenous group has been barred from giving evidence to a Senate inquiry into the government's changes to race-hate laws.
Labor and Greens wanted the Aboriginal Legal Service to give evidence into changes to the Racial Discrimination Act and the way in which the Australian Human Rights Commission handles complaints.
But committee chairman, Ruling Rabble senator Ian Macdonald, (remember him? He's the misogynist who gives rude comment to Gillian Triggs and has 40 houses negatively geared?) refused to allow the service to offer its thoughts on the legislation, which was only released this week.
Macca said he would not allow it because "once you start having one group of any type, in this case an Indigenous group, who have a particular view, do you call other members of that same group that might have a different view?"
"I think it was for that reason we decided to restrict it to the ones we have (on the witness list)"
Ahh, Democracy, Ahhh.... Free Speech!   Ahh, senator Macdonald ...you Neanderthal!

“The government’s refusal to accept the advice of its own Climate Change Authority, despite wide support for that advice from business, environmental groups and the community as a whole, reflects the comprehensive failure of its policies on energy and the environment,” Quiggin said, accusing the government of being beholden to rightwing, anti-science “extremists” in its own party and in the media. “These failures can be traced, in large measure, to the fact that the government is beholden to rightwing anti-science activists in its own ranks and in the media. Rather than resist these extremists, the Turnbull government has chosen to treat the vital issues of climate change and energy security as an opportunity for political point-scoring and culture war rhetoric. ”Quiggen  also said his immediate reason for resigning was the government’s failure to respond to the authority’s third report of the special review into potential climate policies, which the government had requested and which it was legally required to respond to. “The government has already indicated that it will reject the key recommendations of the review, particularly the introduction of an emissions intensity scheme for the electricity industry. ”Quiggin said he didn’t believe there was anything to be gained “by giving objective advice based on science and economic analysis to a government dominated by elements hostile to both science and economics”.

Greendale Mist
Greendale Mist

To add further to the "piss-take" that are this ruling rabble's achievements, Truffles has announced with Henry Lawson-like nationalist rhetoric that we really will go back to the 50's.... and re-develop the Snowy Mountain scheme to create electricity. Well.... we'll have a study done he said, and it might take up the 10 years and it will only cost $2,000,000,000,000.00 for the study.
 All said whilst hiding the results of studies done on the same idea over the past twenty years and the fact that the energy crisis they have created is now, not in 10 years time.

If it's as good as his NBN we'd be better off buying candles!

We're almost there.... at the bottom, that is,
Hoo-roo petals,

Shane.