Monday, 1 January 2018

The Calm Before The Storm...?

...among the gums
Shane...among the gums
G'day possums,

Xmas has come and quietly gone with a side tour to Trentham Falls and a photo-op just up the road from the burrow at O' Brien's Crossing... to replicate the Wombat's Gels sitting together on the same rock they had sat on and  photographed many, many years ago.

At the Falls there were many people ignoring warning signs and climbing barriers attempting the 32 metre descent to the bottom of the falls down a rough, narrow path... and many others proving their place in existence with "selfies." 

Self was also central at O'Brien's with people camping along the pebbled fringes of the barely running and narrow Lederderg River: the most notable being the palatial white marquee whose occupants had thoughtfully placed their chugging generator closer to campsites other than their own so they could enjoy watching the televised test cricket in the relative quiet of their tent.

Mrs Wombat and I also came across some other campers cooking up an aromatic storm of b-b-q'd Lamb who told us they were Persian and kindly offered us a delicious sample of their fare.... I hope that they have nothing to worry about with the current ructions in their homeland.

The Wombat gels were late arriving back have spent time trying to douse a campfire that had been left smouldering (a day before a day of total fire ban) and out of mobile range for a  call in the CFA to deal with it.

Some postulate that the selfish actions seen here are a result of the "Age of Anxiety". The age where for the young, everything is so controlled and intervention so complete that real success or failure is never experienced, limits are never broached and experiential development is stalled until "adulthood" is reached and self absorption, ignorance of collectivism and societal common purpose has decayed and corrupted till only a nihilistic individual hedonism  is recognisable. 

O'Brien's Crossing
VicPol  have, after another nutter used his vehicle as a weapon on city crowds placed a malfunctioning tannoy warning system around the city: "Whoop, whoop, whoop... there is an emergency taking place, please don't panic in the vicinity of Swanston and Latrobe!" ...... and also spent considerable time telling the population how many heavily armed officers will be patrolling on N Y E and that "...wherever you are, we are here to look after you and keep you safe... from whatever disaster or riot might eventuate."
It was hard not to get a sense that they were actually salivating at the prospect of a riot so that they could justify their existence and bang someone on the head or let off a few celebratory 40 Cal Smith and Wesson rounds.
The word "riot," was used, too!  Be fearful, fear everything, Big Brother will look after (control) you!
Trentham Falls
Trentham Falls

On the federal front: Fishnets-That-Batter, Downer, (soon to be replaced by Bookshelves Brandarse  as our  High Ponce in London) prior to last years election in the Un-United States, had, not only  a very boozy chat with one of Pussy-Grabber Trump' s apparatchiks who apparently revealed "the Russian Connection" to the pussy Grabber's campaign but then Fishnets  belched this info to Oz security who dutifully informed the FBI which will, in turn, make the Pussy Grabber and his bestie Putin, a trifle annoyed with Oz.

And why was Fishnets-That-Batter having excessive drinky-poo's with Tea Party trolls on the taxpayer's purse in the first place?

Fresh from the mongrels who can't competently fill our their citizenship declarations comes the story of a Tamil detainee who struggled to fill out 41-page application form in English – and was not able to access legal assistance in time and so, was placed in handcuffs at Villawood detention centre and slated for deportation that evening.

Barnyard tells us he has a big pool of talent to trawl from.
Like 20 !!!!!
Who is this philandering and corrupt alcoholic trying to convince with hyperbole filched from mining propaganda brochures in justifying more unknown Deep Northerners in cabinet ?

As more detail emerges as to who said what to whom, The Harpy, Cash has been rebuffed in the Federal Court and  been directed to hand over the documents relevant to her leaked / botched raid on the AWU …… and then Scummo Morrison: one hypocrite whose alleged "faith"  I was never aware of having any impact for good ever on Australian society,  in fact quite the opposite;  and I'm sure the refugees he set adrift in lifeboats and those he turned back or incarcerated would think similarly of his  "standing up" for Xtian values by promising to play a leading role next year in the debate about enshrining further "protections" for religious freedom in law!
..a rubbish xmas tree...
Roaming Quisling, Border Farce Gruppenfuehrer, it has been revealed by "Benito" Pezzullo  is STILL (since May 2017) under investigation for abuse of power (and allegedly being naughty with younger staff, other than his spouse) on full pay of $618,000.00 pa. 
His Reich fuehrer, DoDo Dutton is being commendably loyal to his ex Deep North plod mate who just might have to "goods" on Dodo, though it is interesting to note how tardy the nature and progress of such investigations of corruption are  when it comes to the ruling rabble's henchmen as compared to the alacrity with which the AFP act on the Labor party or the Unions!

Which is perhaps why latter-day Noe Notion aficionado, Dickie Smith is sensing that this sort of hypocrisy, allied with the yawning and increasing gap in wealth distribution is the reason he feels a real revolution is around the corner…..and why the nobbled ABC in concert with other Ugly American, Murdoch propaganda sheets is peddling the  mis-information that Labor is cracking.... or am I really hearing another tsunami of wishful thinking to divert a nation in a parlous economic and psychological space? 
The Harpy Cash is being hoist on her own petard, Scummo is still talking fiscal and religious fairy tales, Fictions Frydenberg is permanently off with the Hungarian pixies on energy, Jobsongroth, unable to find a renewable contract with decent penalty rates and Barnyard's bullying all and sundry in an effort to prove his virility whilst the Un-xtian Porter (a shallow boy seeking validation of his existence by punching people) unpacks the IPA agenda on Human Rights to lead us back to serfdom. 
Yep, 2018 will see Truffles still playing Canute without a life jacket and will continue to demonstrate his awesome facility of the reverse Midas touch as the world mocks and feeds off us
Around this Wombat's burrow , NYE was unusually quiet, the roads and city further west apparently deserted and fireworks seen on TV from Sydney, overlong and boring ..there was no mention of riots either…is this the calm before the inevitable storm?
Hoo-roo Petals,


  1. This would be funny if it weren't hideously true. 2018 is going to be more than interesting... I fear.

    1. Ta for commenting... yes I think we are ininteresting times...

  2. Lovely piece, as usual. Unfortunately I have to agree with your first commenter, and 2018 will be made a tad more interesting by the number of elections due around the country!
    Would you like me to describe some of my recent dealings with the criminal justice system, the Dept of Corrections, and a occasional interface with PTV, sometime??? It makes both Monty Python, and Utopia look like a bunch of rank amateurs having a good day!! Happy New Year!!

    1. will catch up soon...and swap surreal tales...

  3. Great summary for the year gone, interesting one coming. I just wish we could hope for more from a Labor Government than we can realistically can.

    1. Yes, they are hamstrung by their own timidity...