Friday, 24 February 2017

This Youthful Parcel...

Shane Selfie
Shane Selfie

G'day Petals, 
today's pic theme is selfies ...and the political equivalent that we seem to be having inflicted upon us at present.

Truffle's ruling Rabble Mk#2 is preparing to introduce new criminal penalties including jail time for anyone convicted of impersonating a Commonwealth entity. 
Isn't that a dangerous move? Surely Truffles could be arrested for impersonating a leader and Prime Minister?
Selfie D'Orsay
Selfie D'Orsay
 Watching "The Drum" t' other night I wanted desperately for someone to drag those children, especially the preening, vacuously self absorbed Princess, Daisy Cousens  back to her IPA sandpit and not allow them a return till they have grown up?

Proudly wearing their self proclaimed titles, (filched, un-originally from the Un-united State's Alt Right) as "controversialists," these smug elitists congratulate each other on their entertainment value in creating as much static on every issue as they can. Wearing chaos as their armour they make muddying the waters rather than dealing with it in a cool rational, analytic manner, their game. Their whole modus-operandi is to sow dissent and confusion and therefore an inability to fully understand and then respond/oppose the social and economic depredations that unbridled capitalism is inflicting on us.
But Princess Daisy is something really else. Lacking real stature she pretends potential but only advertises her flesh. Probably a real "hit" at her Young Liarbril  annual covens and now an IPA apparatchik, she is to intellectualism what Heinz baby food is to haute-cuisine.
And like Gorgon Downer and another 25 YO Catlic proto-fascist, Stephanie Ross plus her husband, egotist, Marcus Bastiaan, the current Liarbril party is far closer to a traditional fascist party and the Ding-Bat ridden Noe Notion asylum than it is to a genuine Liberal party.
Ross rails against the Safe Schools program "that is teaching radical gender theory and warped graphic sex education centred around promiscuity" and as a pro-lifer says that that Australia was "seeing the destruction of religious freedom, free speech, a push towards gay marriage (which won't stop there!) and euthanasia".
Selfie Paris
Selfie Paris
It's interesting that as Catlics, these young inexperienced, pursed-mouth, closed-minded and limited people are more akin to the old time Presbyterians of the 40's and 50's of the last century..... Ironic too, that Catholicism has infiltrated and destroyed the Liberal party so soon after destroying itself with it's dishonest duplicitous handling of it's paedophile priests.
Selfie Louvre
Selfie Louvre
The play, “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade” makes more sense than this ruling rabble’s “policy.”
Selfie London
Selfie London
Fictions Frydenberg , Truffles, Horse-Shite Coorman, Scummo and Dodo Dutton are all stumbling around in a policy vacuum created by the far right ideological insanity of the IPA and are desperately hoping that they look like they are really achieving something tangible.
Fictions Frydenberg was all over the shop in an interview on "Insiders". He slid away from every answer as to what the ruling rabble's policy is because he can't / dare not, tell the truth that A/ they have no agenda to tackle climate change, B/ are being bossed by the Mining Council and C/ are only office boys to the IPA
Selfie Natural History Museum
Selfie Natural History Museum
But it has its hilarious side... The Ugly American, Murdoch's hack's are getting upset being told their news isn't fake enough... and having created this havoc are having it returned to them in such a way as they can no longer function effectively.
Selfie Versailles
Selfie Versailles
A Fractured Fairy Tale... I think all those alt-right, fascists, Tea-Party, IPA, Noe Notion, Liarbril fellow travellers and The Ugly American, Murdoch are about to experience the biggest universal backlash ever seen;  too many see through their inane sophistry, too many are being hurt by them ... the storm is coming.

Poor fella, my country
Hoo-Roo possums,

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Penny-wise and Pound Foolish

Shane on a Zucchini plant
G'day Possums,
today's pics are of some produce from our garden and from the Community Garden, Ceres, Mrs Wombat and I visited in Brunswick.

I've never been really keen on eating Zucchini, finding it somewhere between bland and completely tasteless but these are very different; sweet, flavoursome and a nice texture even when baked.

The tomato was grown from seed which originally arrived here from Northern Italy around 70 years ago.  Flavoursome? You bet... and beautifully complimented by the most fragrant Basil and Parsley crop! 

And the Strawberries this year have been outstanding in their delicate sweetness.

All of which is more productive than what now follows.
The hilarity caused by Bestiality Bernardi jumping the sinking Liarbril pontoon so soon after being re-elected on the Liarbril ticket could perhaps only be equalled by Pyne-the-Whyne announcing he was joining a convent but his pathetic mumbling justification for his act of fraud on his electorate should have him watching very carefully for rogue buses.
First of Home Grown
Coming as it did after Sussan The Suss Ley got dumped from the ministry for being too publicly loose with the taxpayers purse and another round of poor poll results, Truffles in response to some needling from Willy Shortstuff decided to have a hissy-fit in parliament.
It was a spray quite within the tolerable range of Liarbril "ethical" standards, pathetic... and what was more pathetic was the rancid cheer squad behind him. What else have they got? No policy , no idea... just schoolyard invective!
The question is long can Truffles maintain being such a bitch?  I mean, won't Chwissie-the-Whyning Pyne get his knickers in a knot at being superseded... or is it just a ploy by Truffles to gain public sympathy at having Barnyard Joyce suffer a stroke on the front bench during one of his ruddy-faced sycophantic manifestations of support and why on earth did the ABC persist in calling this "a blistering attack?"  It was a pathetically bullying rant aimed solely at and for  the benefit of the ruling rabble's recalcitrant right-wingers and performed as a distraction from their daily exposure as the most incompetent and corrupt cabal to ever pretend to be a government.
It was their born-to-rule anger on show, directed at anyone daring to call them for what they really are; would-be emperors with no clothes.
The Ruling Rabble masquerading as Isa Browns
The next day, pushing their ideological idiocy of  stalling the growth of re-newables,  pretend Treasurer Scummo Morrison did a kindergarten-like show-and-tell by waving around a lump of coal. This was intended to embarrass as "Coal-a-phobes" the Labor members opposite. On a day when weather conditions in NSW were extreme (next day bush and grass fires destroyed 36 homes) there were torrential rains in WA and Tassie was having snow, all this little charade pointed out was that our climate-change denying cretins in parliament have really lost the plot.
Ceres Community Garden
Ceres Community Garden
There was Fictions Frydenberg, still peddling the ruling rabble's energy myths to an unconscious  Sabra Lane on 774....bashing the South Australian premier by pretending that another power blackout was caused by wind farms and solar panels rather than the energy regulator suspiciously not turning on a back-up gas plant because  there wasn't enough profit in it's a wonder he didn't say that children were being thrown overboard as well. This was followed at night by a David Lipson "interview"  on Lateline... the program that could be more aptly named "The Dorothy Dixer Hour!" 
ABC no longer reports news... it's now almost un-watchable in its passive tabloid regurgitation of ruling rabble propaganda; and the bias of not showing much of any opposition material indicates just how far The Ugly American's mole, Guthrie, has gone in nobbling what was once the best independent news service around. 
Ceres Community Garden
Expecting "the-Adults-in-Charge" of this ruling rabble to offer the nation anything but the tired cant of free-market, trickle down economics proselytised by the cancerous IPA is a hope too far.
Never before has this country been subjected to such an thorough onslaught of regressive stupidity and financial corruption as we have had for the past four years; never has a country been so degraded of its moral and ethical base so quickly and assisted by an electorate too boorish and mean spirited to meaningfully respond.
The brand is being well and truly trashed and the penny-wise, pound-foolish economics being imposed will take, if ever allowed, years to recover from.
Hoo-roo Petals,

Monday, 6 February 2017

Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs

G'day ,
 with apologies to playwright David Halliwell for purloining the title of his play...

...geez I dunno know about youse Possums but hasn't this last fortnight been a one bonza-you-beaut of  a drongo-swamp of madness?

Quite apart the Orange Frump in the Un-United States giving Truffles the old heave-ho over our people trafficking plans and scotching the Pacific Trade deal and then having a "alternative fact" name change to "President Trumble," poor old Truffles just hasn't seemed the same since the Ugly American and his current Floozy had a sleep-over at our expense.
But about one thing he's correct, he's "....not a political hack!"  No, he bought himself the most senior position going and asked at the Press Club, in relation to the transparency and rules tightening, something he said he was all for; and mainly brought about by-the-way, by the rampant corruption of "entitlements" by his Liarbril colleagues; when asked to be transparent and honest about how much it had cost him; he balked!
Greendale Storm
Approaching Storm
Remember the Godwin Grech farce?  
Experiencing the bowdlerized NBN?
Enjoy the stuffed up debacle of a census? 
Owe any money to Centrelink? 
Time's nearly up for automotive manufacturing, what's another 200,000 unemployed?  
Enjoy paying more going to the doctor or specialists to get essential tests ?  
Finding that free education is now a misnomer and what jobs are available are only for 457 visa entrants or are part-time? 
Enjoying the new tabloid-style-right-biased ABC?  
Not getting paid your real wage?

No, Truffles is no political hack... he's a political, social and economic disaster!
back-lit Vine leaves
back-lit Vine leaves
At the same press club address, in attempting to set an agenda for the next couple of years, Truffles began channelling The Coal Council's  propaganda about "clean" coal and how renewables are too expensive and can't compete with base load by coal etc.  In a pure "I'm-not-a-hack" moment Truffles said: "We've invested $590 million since 2009 in clean coal technology research and demonstration and yet we do not have one modern high-efficiency low-emissions coal-fired power station, let alone one with carbon capture and storage". Now, if that's not an admission of failure and money wasting, I don't know what is?
When he says, "... we, the coalition stand for cheaper energy.." he's talking populist bullshit!  Wind, solar and wave energy have fallen in cost and are now cheaper than coal facilities and under Liarbril policy we are selling our gas overseas with no reserve for domestic use and making very little from its sale.
All that these mongrels really stand for is that their future employers are being well looked after before the electorate actually wakes up!
back-lit Vine leaves
Truffles has destroyed himself to be a weak, cynical, self-serving elitist as well as incompetently stupid and vainly irrelevant in policy.... his reluctant admission of his personal electoral donation to the Liarbril Partry of $1.75 Million and the attempted talking-up of "Clean" coal only prove the point. 
How many of the retarded liarbril voters applauded Rabid-the-Hun's cynical rejection of the "Malaysian Solution?" We are now witnessing where abrogation of responsibility leads.  The press knew the whole time that Rabid-the-Hun was an idiot; they were just towing the party line and only when their editors saw the tide of discontent eroding their profits and an electorate awakening to their spurious credibility did they slowly change their tune. And now it's Truffles turn; whatever potential they thought he had, it's evaporated!
Likened to the Black Knight in the Monty Python scene "It's only a flesh wound.." in attempting to ignore the incompetence of billions of dollars wasted with no record of who authorised the payments to our refugee concentration camps; with his onion eating farce of a predecessor and The Obese Christensen as well as Vichy Abetz yapping at his heels, Truffles now has to deal with Bestiality Bernardi jumping ship funded by our Biggest Miner, Rinehart, to found his own mad, xtian brand of backward looking intolerance.

No, wrong again Truffles, it's not a flesh wound. You survive flesh wounds! 

back-lit Vine leaves

 I think the level of interest in the Orange Frump may be having consequences here.  People more easily criticize another country’s leader but the parallels between Frump's blatantly dictatorish modis-operandi and our ruling rabble are too obvious to ignore, particularly as corruption is about the only thing the Liarbrils are actually good at.
 Frump’s “outside ” factor make him a potent symbol of the rampant and corrupt capitalism which is being overtly practised here and it may be, he will be the agent of its demise.
Whatever the liarbrils say publicly about Frump, the opposite is true.
Their utter displeasure in having to even pretend that democracy is about negotiation and that the nation comes first only compromises their born-to-rule arrogance and that it will ever be questioned is anathema to them.

Although, no matter how angry an electorate can get read, this link and be rather scared....

 ...and if that doesn't worry you then reflect on the notion that "entertainment" is the dominant medium today, not facts. That news has become entertainment and the proliferation of information is at levels where there is too much to take in and digest. The overload allows "alternative fact" to be distributed as quickly and more easily than real ones because in the confusion the appeal to prejudice becomes more pronounced and more easily digested than having to deal with analysis of fact.
Fact: CSIRO has been gutted, particularly in climate science.
Fact: Alternate Energy sources have been stalled in favour of dirty energy.
Fact: ABC has been slashed to the bone and science programs downgraded.
Fact : Public education is being de-funded and University fees are wiping out whole cohorts of bright but disadvantaged and impecunious students.
Fact: Public Health is being whittled away piece by piece ..e.g. Pap Smears costing more will make people avoid tests and where will the disgraced and corrupt Sussan Ley be when oddly, the first clusters of cancers appear in the same years?
Fact: nearly one quarter of Christian and Marist Brothers were paedophiles.
Fact: Two Thirds of all abuse cases came from the Catholic clergy!
Fact: The majority of the Front Bench of the Liberal Party are either Catholic or pretend adherence to a Christian Faith.
When did you last hear them criticize the churches?
Does a "Christian"representative like Cory Bernardi really reflect the diverse Australian society of the C21st or just his own fantasy's and those of his wealthy patron?
Rather,  Brandis a Catholic, has secret meetings in Rome with Cardinal Pell who refuses to front the Abuse Royal Commission in Melbourne in person and whom it's strongly alleged was himself not only a paedophile but also covered up the actions of others.
Have you heard the so-called Christians denigrate Muslim women for their scarf practices?
Has noted Catholic, Kevin Andrews spent time at taxpayer expense having "prayers" with "Tea-Party" Christians of extreme bent?
Are these people acting in the best interests of the nation as a whole?

Let's go no further down the American path!

Hoo-roo Petals,