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