Monday, January 26, 2015

Sir Phil

Prince Philip at the breakfast table with a copy of The Times and a fine china cup in his hand, his pinkie extended.

Prince Philip, "A what? A... a... er... Knighthood? What is that all about?"

The Queen, "Oh, Philip... the colonies?" Her mouth slips into a smile almost despite herself, clearly amused. "I don't know, eat your crumpet."

Prince Philip shakes his the head. Shrug. Baffled. "When did we start awarding ourselves knighthoods?"

The Queen's eyes widen in amusement. She shrugs. She looks to her breakfast maid. "More tea?"

I see this image as a symbol of racism in our country. I think Pauline Hanson started the flag’s demise, by wrapping herself in it and uttering those ridiculous, sadly untrue, words, If you are seeing this then I am dead, the implication was that she was killed by some deranged Asian, Muslim non-Australian boat person of some kind. I think John Howard, who from all accounts should have known better, galvanised its dark meaning when he started the denigration of some of the most desperate people for political gain, after seeing how much we loved some dumb cunt red-haired Queenslander's “tough words.” I think it has been used by stupid, white Australians, wrapped around their shoulders, or tattooed to their thighs, to create an “us” and “them” mentality that has become this countries dirty little, not so, secret.
It is continuing still in policies that most Australian’s voted for – yes, for which most Australians voted – that manifest in some of the cruellest and most ridiculous polices, or beliefs, this country has ever adopted. We are perfectly happy spending 2 billion dollars stopping, what amounts to, little more than 2000 sad, desperate people coming to this country who urgently need our help, justifying it by saying such things as Team Australia, or one nation under one flag, or my very favourite, Australia, love it, or leave it, usually illustrated by the Southern Cross, at the very least, or the flag itself.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

My favourite quotes from the internet that made me giggle when I read them

Reading the internet this morning, here are a few comments made by other people that I liked.

Adrift in a sea of discontent, the Ship of Fools never had anyone at the helm from the outset of Fuhrer Abbott's reign. The boat was a "hand me down" from Herr Howard's days with marine borers disguised as cabinet members eating out the timbers from the inside. The navigator was alseep on watch, the helmsman had no course to steer and it has been all hands to the pumps trying to keep the poor thing afloat ever since the election. The barnacles have been the only things left to plug the holes. Time to scuttle the sad old vessel and watch the rats swim for it.

MESSAGE FROM AUSTRALIA: To ANY other country out there. Would you like to swap our leader for yours? Genuine offer. All applicants considered.

I'm so conflicted, I want him (Abbott) to stay because they will definitely lose the next election, but I am afraid of what he might do between now and then. And I sooooo want to see the (his) blood.

Tony Abbott is the gift to Bill Shorten that never stops giving.

In the same way that the Howard Government rode its inept way to success on the coat tails of the mining boom, Bill Shorten must be carful not to ride on the coat tails of Tony Abbott's ineptitude to success.

Something's got to happen, Abbott is a spud

Predicted this day, I went to School with Mal, never underestimate the determination and resilience of a Grammar Boy. (Fletcherbeaver note - barph!) He'd make a far better PM than this brain dead buffoon. I reckon by mid '15 the coup will be on # seat warmer Abbott.

Turnbull? Recycling old trash isn't going to save the Coalition of Clowns at the next Election.

Tony Abbot is a smelly rabbit and he's gimpy looking.

Everyone is over the Goose. What a failure as PM.

Actually, I believe they (the liberal party) are canvassing Ronald Mcdonald but he's too busy and a bit too politically savvy to accept

liberals getting rid of the bannicles of the ship, now the ministers and captain need to walk the plank.

Abbott's very good at using the Chewbacca defence
When you use a totally bullshit argument that has absolutely nothing to do with the case being tried (it is satire on the OJ Simpson Case). This term comes from the popular TV show South Park - This is Chewbacca, Chewbacca is a Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk, but Chewbacca lives on the planet Endor. Now, think about that. That does not make sense! Why would a Wookiee - an eight foot tall Wookiee - want to live on Endor with a bunch of two foot tall Ewoks? That does not make sense! What does that have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense! None of this makes sense. If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests. DAMNIT!

The Liberals have painted themselves into a corner of a burning house. They cannot roll Tony, that would be dysfunctional by their own standards. Tony is too arrogant and delusional to resign. I guess that just leaves them all going down with the ship and their Captain. It looks like the Australian people will stop that boat(s) after all.

Saturday, January 24, 2015


In my opinion, the Smith & Co Apartment development is just getting uglier and uglier, as it looms more and more over Smith Street, and it is still getting higher, like Jack's beanstalk.

I think it is awful and so inappropriate for the area. It will dominate and overpower the streetscape of Smith Street, it will not live in harmony with the area. It represents everything that is wrong with inner city development – it is too big, it is a gross over development of the site.

There are some really great developments in the area and here is this piece of ugliness, this monstrosity, smack bang in the middle of them all, messing up the good work that has been done. It is a development that, I am sure, we will look back at in years to come and say, That was a mistake.

The sensitivity the developers have for the area was shown starkly to all the residents of Fitzroy and Collingwood at
 the very beginning of the build when they demolished a heritage shop at one end of the site to build this new development.

I am not sure how well it will date smack bang in the middle of Smith Street, bigger and squarer and taller than anything that surrounds it. I think it has the potential to go the same way as the Docklands, and that is being unloved, with its juxtaposition to everything else that Smith Street represents. It is clearly designed and developed by people who have far less empathy for the area and far more empathy for their bank balances.

It is a shame. It makes me feel sad for Smith Street whenever I walk down there.

Friday, January 23, 2015

This government has clearly failed, it is time to call an election

Surely with the continuing failure of the Abbott Government to pass its budget, with the repeated rejection of the medicare and education reforms, to name just a couple of its failed policies, it is now time to have a new election?

It is time to call a double disillusion election to clear the budget impasse and to settle once and for all how much the electorate hates this failed Liberal Government. 

Let's establish Tony Abbott as the worst Prime Minister in the history of Australia, by throwing the dishonest arse out of office. How could he not be, as a Prime Minister he established lying and blatant dishonesty as a means of gaining power. Eventually, people get sick of lies, dishonesty, cheating and the trickery. Let's make him the first one term Prime Minister since the war, because he really deserves it.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Roe v Wade

Today is the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision to legalise abortion across the U.S. It will be marked by House Republicans voting on a national abortion ban called the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” The proposed ban will prevent women from having abortions after 20 weeks – shaving several weeks off the legal window for women to access abortion services. Given the extreme nature of the bill, several conservative congresswomen have joined the fight against it.

This just goes to prove that those with Jesus have learned nothing.

The thing I don't understand about the anti abortionists, most likely christians, is what do they propose would happen to all of the babies that aren't aborted? Perhaps they could be given to science to experiment on? Lip stick testing, perhaps? Of course, using the aborted foetus' to harvest stem cells could save many, many lives.

Then there is that amazing piece of research, that the anti abortion league try to deny exists, about the modern phenomenon of the drop in crime rates across America that can only, really, be explained being caused by the Roe vs Wade decision. All those unloved and unwanted children who were a burden to their parents who never grew up to be criminals, because they never existed.

So not only are those with Jesus determined to make everyone without Jesus live by their Jesus living beliefs, they are also willing to let the rest of society live with an increased crime rate and a more dangerous society because they want to believe in some 2000 year old myth.

The contradiction here, of course, is that the most conservative, religious states in America are the people who most ardently support the death penalty, look at Texas, for example. Can anybody explain that?

The most conservative, religious states in America are all so the biggest supporters of war. Can anybody explain that?

I sure as hell can't explain it. But then, if you are a bible thumping, scripture loving christian you have no choice but to live your life by contradiction.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Morning in the city

Medicare is only unsustainable if the government of the day decides is is unsustainable due to ideology, which is what we are seeing with the One Term Tony Abbott Liberal Government

Medicare is sustainable, to say otherwise is a lie. The only reason that medicare wouldn't be sustainable is if the government of the day decides it is unsustainable, which is what we are seeing with the One Term Tony Abbott Government.

Tony Abbott must be down in the polls again, as our terrorist alert is raised to high.

It is hardly surprising when they are coming out with the following.

Dick head Tony had a $7 copayment to Medicare which no one liked, so he replaced it with what was effectively a $20 copayment. Tony Abbott really is that stupid?

And fat boy "poor people don't drive cars" Joe Hockey thinks he has to bring in tough budget measures because we are going to live until we are 150, with claims like this from Angry Joe it makes it is hard not to think that he has sustained brain damage.

This is a farcical claim as everyone knows that Big Joe only ever has his eye on his 3 year expiry date and his own survival.

The sad truth is that there is no truth in the claim that Medicare is unsustainable.

This year medicare will cost 20 billion, while the tax breaks on superannuation for the rich will cost the government in foregone revenue about $45 billion, which are not being touched in the budget, which is roughly the same amount that is spent each year on the age pension, which the government is also claiming is unsustainable.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A lovely sunrise

There was a lovely sunrise this morning, pretty and pink. (I just need to get some disgruntled Muslim to strap on a bomb and go visit the houses across the road to create a much better photo opportunity) Up with the birds, don't they say that is healthy? Early to bed, and early to rise and all that? I really think that was said by an insomniac with far too much time on their hands. (Take some pills buddy and stop boring people with your platitudes, that's what I say.) Still, the colours in the sky sure were pretty and there is a certain loveliness to the peace and tranquillity of early morning.