Australian Politics, Mark II


#3544

Jim Cairns was never a Communist. He was a Socialist and a Marxist Economist.

Phillip was his step-son who was legally entitled to a fee if the loans with Saudi ever happened. Rex Connors plans were visionary and most have eventually happened but through private companies, but owned by Government.


#3545

EFA


#3546

What does EFA mean ?


#3547

Edited for accuracy.
It’s humour.


#3548

Correct.

Except it’s not a joke. CIA was involved in Goughs removal, as well as many other Leaders of countries who they couldn’t control, or didn’t like.


#3549

He was tough 'til he hit the rough?


#3550

Yep, … Unca Sam and John, (and Malcolm), we’re more than enough.


#3551

A few pics from today’s Kids Out, All Out rally in the city.


#3552

Umm… Malcolm IS John. That’s how the US President referred to him.

Midnight Oil were referencing how much are great and powerful friend actually cared to find out about their underlings.


#3553

Umm, I think you’ll find it was John Cur they were referencing there Albo.


#3554

Hmmm, I prefer my interpretation.

Anyway, this was posted by someone in the Guardian forum re today’s news poll, and thought it was so good I would share it here:

_Newspoll day, polls for pollies _

Good news I suppose even though the notion of 46% of voters supporting the shambolic Liberals and backbiting Nationals appals me.

But to Newspoll and it’s patron.

_Mr Murdoch rents the Newspoll weapon - the Newspoll that disposed of the pugilistic Mr Abbott and custardly Mr Turnbull. _

Mr Murdoch must despair.

The greatest press baron since Hearst, confidante of presidents, prime ministers, sheiks and kings; richer than a dozen Trumps.

And, through his control over that selfsame amoral, faux charismatic and veracity challenged president of the most powerful nation on earth, he has more influence over world affairs than pretty much anyone else.

Yet hopefully there’s a great epic fail staring him in the face

Australia.

Yep. Australia, 2018/19

And to think that Mr Murdoch, who believes that trickle down economics is a waste of trickle, has to rely on the following electoral cattle:

- A treasurer who can’t sell a NEG to his own tribe

- A human services minister without humanity

- A camouflaged defence minister

_- A communications minister who neither listens nor speaks coherently _

- A drought envoy who has trouble with flies

- A small business minister who has no business being there

- An invisible foreign minister

- A health minister displaying unhealthy designs on the deputy leader position

- An education minister struggling with the intellectual demands of religious education

- A Blimpish border protection minister long on ambition but short on tactics.

- An anti wind turbine energy minister huffing and puffing about 19th century solutions to 21st century problems

- A mining sourced environment minister who sees the environment only in $ terms while blithely insulting regional leaders

- A backbench seething with rebellion, hurt, dismay; contemplating their own dismal futures as they look at what they’ve done: dumped their two best electoral assets, their main donor, their nascent comeback in the polls, their only hope.

- A xenophobic Liberal Party fractured and filled with anger about, well, pretty much anything.

Led by a blustering Cassius of a Prime Minister who believes in unchristian divisiveness, the past and coal as building blocks of a modern civil society.

So next time you see a photo of Mr Murdoch looking like he’s been tearing his hair out feel some sympathy… for Australia.

Please


#3555

“Remember boys: flies cause disease, so keep yours closed!”


#3556

I found this fascinating.


#3557

Victorian Labor opening up a decent lead in the polls 4 weeks out. Andrews approval rating on the up. Guy going the other way. When do they make the call on the AFP raids? Starting to look pretty set.


#3558

Guy is getting splashed with spillover from the federal liberal poop fight. Dunno if he’s actually done much wrong during the campaign (much as I personally despise him), but when all his mates in Canberra are putting on clown shoes and chucking cream pies at each other, the bad press tends to rub off.


#3559

Reintroducing compulsory religious instruction to public schools might not be the best move. He just announced that today if they win.


#3560

He’s also running with classic LNP Chicken Little campaigning, which the public aren’t buying this time around.


#3561

What do you mean by that?


#3562

THE SKY IS FALLING! EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE! SOMEONE (PROBABLY AN IMMIGRANT) WILL CRIME YOU SOON!

WE’LL SAVE YOU!


#3563

AND WE WONT TAKE YOUR MONEY AWAY UNLESS YOURE A WORTHLESS LEANER WHO PROBABLY CRIMES ALL THE TIME