Category: Truth in Humor

UK wishing there was some sort of regional economic group it could join to help bolster economy | The Shovel

With their confidence shattered and the economy plunging into recession, people in the UK were today thinking how good it would be if there was some sort of network of local economies that they could join, in Europe say, to help them weather the upcoming storm.

Source: UK wishing there was some sort of regional economic group it could join to help bolster economy | The Shovel

Andrew Bolt Does Not Support Murdoch’s Viewpoint! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

For years, Bolt has argued that he has a right to free speech without the terrible restrictions that someone disagreeing with him might place on his freedom. We should reject political correctness and all that it entails.

So, I’m presuming that he must be very upset that Lachlan Murdoch should take Crikey to court because of what they printed and that he doesn’t feel that the idea that Lachlan has “has suffered and will continue to suffer substantial hurt, distress and embarrassment” should be a reason for him to sue them.

As for Andrew Bolt, I’m left presuming his opinion on the Lachlan Murdoch situation because he hasn’t made his views as clear as he normally does. Of course, this would have nothing to do with who his employer is, because that would lead some to draw the inference that he doesn’t really think his paper supports his free speech on all subjects.

Source: Andrew Bolt Does Not Support Murdoch’s Viewpoint! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Why Peter Dutton Is Such A Cuddly Koala… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Of course, this has nothing to do with his capacity to be an effective Prime Minister. I mean, we don’t elect governments because they’re composed of nice guys and gals. We elect them to have the ability to show foresight, communicate their vision and make the tough decisions when necessary.

So, all this stuff I’ve heard lately about Peter Dutton being such a great fellow just makes me think that he’s too nice to ever be a good leader.

By the way, in case you’re not aware, you should only try to cuddle a koala under strict supervision. In their natural state they can scratch and piss on you.

Source: Why Peter Dutton Is Such A Cuddly Koala… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Cracked lobster Guy and the Liberals’ crusade against Dan Andrews

The conservative side of politics may have Australia’s mainstream media on its side but the Andrews Government’s secret weapon is the Victorian Liberal Party Opposition.

Source: Cracked lobster Guy and the Liberals’ crusade against Dan Andrews

Why Doesn’t One Nation Go Back Where It Came From! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

From these we can see that One Nation and its senators don’t like the way we do things in Australia and that they want change and using Pauline’s logic, doesn’t that mean that Malcolm Roberts should leave the country and go back to India?

Or as Pauline pointed out, is he allowed to express a view without being told to go back to where he came from because “his skin is white”?

Source: Why Doesn’t One Nation Go Back Where It Came From! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Everything Is Political So Even Saying Nothing Is Political If You Think About It! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Now I promise not to spend too much time on this but I feel the need to point out that the idea that King Chuckles can’t comment on climate change because it’s just a wee bit controversial is one of those things that needs a bit of an examination. I’m just going to do a short examination and then we can go back to discussing politics like we normally do, ok?

Source: Everything Is Political So Even Saying Nothing Is Political If You Think About It! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Waiting For The Irish To Say Charles The Third… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Irish simply thought of all English a  Third consideration

Scotland is about to take back Balmoral Castle and then there’s Australia

Mr Dutton has been suggesting that it’s inappropriate for King Charles to be against the destruction of the Earth because our monarch is meant to be politically neutral, but the first Charles lost his head and insisted that he didn’t need to listen to the British Parliament, although not in that order. So with a name like Charles, who knows what this Charles will do?

What will the monarchists do if Charles doesn’t become the silent figurehead who just cuts the odd ribbon and opens the odd fete and puts his name to the odd charity? (Although not so odd that it won’t have an office, a website or a plan before getting $18million from the government…) What if he feels that he has a role to play in loudly encouraging the move toward net zero? Which, after all, in Australia, is a bipartisan policy so it’s hardly controversial.

I mean, it’s not like they can demand we elect a new king.

Although it is possible that Scott Morrison had himself secretly sworn in as an alternative king in case something happened.

 

Source: Waiting For The Irish To Say Charles The Third… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The verdict on “Albo’s” first 100 Days | The Shot

Some described it as a great sigh of relief – the national exhalation of a breath we’d grown accustomed to holding. Others spoke of a weight lifted from our collective shoulders: we could walk freely again, stretching out carefully as the stoop straightened.

The wave of euphoria that flowed across the country on election night and its immediate aftermath was reflected in the enthusiasm even Labor doubters had for the incoming Government and its authentic workaday leader.

Source: The verdict on “Albo’s” first 100 Days | The Shot

The horse’s doovers – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Not Mainstream News

Arch-monarchist Tony Abbott, the red-sluggoed, forelock-tugging, groom of the stool candidate and technophobic visionary who was ejected by his party from the PM chair and rejected by otherwise reliable Tory voters from his own seat has been recruited by the Victorian Liberals to improve their own electoral palatability. Which reminds me of Piggy Mudloon’s crack about Kiwi immigrants to Oz improving the average IQ of both countries.

The other key plank in the southern Tories’ clever pre-election PR campaign is to shorten their leader’s name from Matthew to Matt in a cunning reprise of the ScoMo™ strategy. As a distraction from previous proclivities such as sharing lobster & Grange with a mobster and drunkenly crashing their prestige motor into a child’s bedroom it may not be as effective as they may hope given the ALP in Victoria increased its large election-winning lead from a month ago: ALP 60.5%, L-NP 39.5%.

Source: The horse’s doovers – » The Australian Independent Media Network

“For I am a billionaire. Destroyer of worlds. And you will tremble before me… Dad, they’re not trembling.”

Is it too much to hope that Lachlan Murdoch might go swirling down the giant novelty defamation toilet with Ben Roberts-Smith and Christian Porter? This week’s legal rocket wasn’t the first salvo fired at Crikey from the thinnest-skinned Murdoch. It’s apparently the fourth in two years. But this one felt like one of those poorly aimed Russian rockets that keep falling on Ukrainian primary schools or retirement homes for aged guide dogs.

“For I am a billionaire. Destroyer of worlds. And you will tremble before me… Dad, they’re not trembling.”

Mess Minister | The Shot

To add insult to high farce, Scott Morrison also came out at his own press conference where, apart from bleating for almost an hour about tempests and ships at sea and how he’d been up there on the cross for us thanks very much you thankless bastards, he offered a singular apology to his fellow government colleagues. Yes, his mea-not-really-culpa was just to them.

Mess Minister | The Shot

Appeasing the deranged.

While Australia has reported 9,225,519 cases since early 2020, 96% have been this year. This has led to Australia’s global ranking of cases, hospitalisations and deaths being among the highest in the world. – Michael Toole Associate Principal Research Fellow, Burnet Institute, Brendan Crabb Director and CEO, Burnet Institute.

We’re not special, of course. Omicron and its friendly little sub-variants are everywhere. But it feels like we’ve just given up here, even on the basics. Nobody is calling for lockdowns.

Appeasing the deranged.

Federal MP Angus Taylor gives himself an uppercut in a question to Prime Minister Anthony AlbaneseKangaroo Court of Australia

It’s been a while since we had a Prime Minister from either side with a decent sense of humour. So, if nothing else we should be able to have a few more laughs during the next three years.

I recorded the above 2 videos myself while watching the parliament live and I think it’s highly unlikely that other media have broadcast those moments which goes to show how much of parliament we never see.

Federal MP Angus Taylor gives himself an uppercut in a question to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese Kangaroo Court of Australia

Federal MP Angus Taylor gives himself an uppercut in a question to Prime Minister Anthony AlbaneseKangaroo Court of Australia

The Invaluable Contribution Of Tim Smith, Matt Canavan And Peter Dutton To The Conservative Movement… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

And that’s surely the point of Matt and Tim and Peter. They make the rest of them look so much more reasonable. I remember when we laughed at the “Joh for PM” campaign in the late 1980s. I was at Billy Bragg’s concert where he made jokes about it, but then left us with a warning that the problem was that after Joh someone would come along and – by comparison – they’d seem alright.

And thanks to Matt and Tim and Peter, then the moderates like Hollie Hughes and Dan Tehan and Angus Taylor and Alan Tudge and Alex Hawke…

Oh, I see…

Yeah, the days of looking good compared to the previous front bench may be over for the federal Coalition.

But at least, down here in Victoria, Tim Smith is making a concerted effort to make his leader look good by comparison with his praise of Rugby League over AFL.

If that doesn’t get him expelled from the Victorian Liberal Party then they might as well disband now.

 

 

Source: The Invaluable Contribution Of Tim Smith, Matt Canavan And Peter Dutton To The Conservative Movement… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Boris: “We Have A Plan!” Scott: “We Had One Too…” Donald: “Nobody Can Prove I Was Behind My Plan!” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

There’s something strange about the conservative side of politics. Ok, there’s something strange about all sides of politics, but I’ve noticed a certain pattern from Tony, Scott, Boris and the rest. I haven’t included Malcolm because we all know that – in spite of living in Point Piper – he’s a communist.

Source: Boris: “We Have A Plan!” Scott: “We Had One Too…” Donald: “Nobody Can Prove I Was Behind My Plan!” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Let’s Stop This Woke Agenda In Our Schools… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Woke:

adjective

INFORMALUS
  1. alert to injustice in society, especially racism.
    “we need to stay angry, and stay woke

So there you have it!

When certain people talk about their hostility to woke folk, then what they’re actually saying is that they don’t want people to be alert to injustice in society, especially when it comes to racism.

You won’t find this on Sky News After Dark. They appropriated Woke to mean any complaint whatsoever. They intentionally confused it and tried to turn it into a joke by mocking it in an effort to make it meaningless and drain it from any weight of truth.

Staying Woke even means when it’s their unassailable privileges are being threatened. Bolt, Rowan Dean et al simply try to reduce it to a state of meaningless equivalence when reality is great and people complain about it. However, when the facts say otherwise then Woke is to be wise. This is a misogynist world in which women find themselves second class to men who aren’t being attacked underpaid or raped. The hardships the Indigenous face are real and aren’t as Bolt tries to insist victims of their own culture. Woke isn’t simply a term applicable to any complaint he might have about Australian Society because he Dean, Kenny et al simply ain’t….Woke

Source: Let’s Stop This Woke Agenda In Our Schools… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

‘Not in my backyard’: Sale of tacos under-regulated in the U.S.

‘Not in my backyard’: Sale of tacos under-regulated in the U.S.

‘Not in my backyard’: Sale of tacos under-regulated in the U.S.

Wow, we really dodged a bullet there!

Well, we put paid to that. We didn’t just restrict the sale of this merchandise. We went right ahead and banned at least 12 French cheeses that were deemed a brazen threat to our general community. In particular, a threat to the safety of our children. Children are precious right?  

Because when things are really dangerous, then sensibly you restrict and regulate it okay?

These cheeses that undermine the very fabric of society, with their delicate harmony of aroma and finely developed bacterial sensibilities, such as Roquefort, Bleu de Gax, Mimolette, Morbier, Camembert de Normandie and Brie de Meaux will no longer be permitted to put our children in grave physical danger as has been consistently proven over many a past decade.

Energy Crisis: Coalition outlines proposal to mine the sun | The Shovel

 

Refuting critics who say the Coalition is ideologically opposed to solar energy, Shadow Treasurer and former Energy Minister Angus Taylor has announced a new energy policy that would take advantage of the sun’s rich resources by opening it up to his friend’s mining companies.

Source: Energy Crisis: Coalition outlines proposal to mine the sun | The Shovel

Gentler, kinder Dutton to insult minority groups more affectionately from now on | The Shovel

Announcing that it was time for the electorate to see his softer side, new Opposition Leader Peter Dutton says he will continue to relentlessly deride minority groups, but in a more cuddly way.

Source: Gentler, kinder Dutton to insult minority groups more affectionately from now on | The Shovel

America introduces strict new background checks for buying doors | The Shovel

Cruz, who blamed last week’s shooting in Uvalde on the abundance of doors at the school, said the number of doors in the US had been allowed to increase unchecked.

Source: America introduces strict new background checks for buying doors | The Shovel

“So Oskar Was Guilty Of Genocide: He Regrets It Now… ” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Still the media have taken on board one thing. Throughout the campaign we were told that we didn’t know who Albanese was, even though he’s one of the longest serving politicians held a number of portfolios and spent some time in the position of Deputy PM. They must have done some soul-searching and realised that they couldn’t let that happen again, so there are lots of pieces on the new opposition leader, even before he’s elected, and they all seem to be telling us that the man we thought we knew is just a creature of fiction… No, not the one from the Harry Potter series because that’s making fun of his appearance and he can’t help that. No, the Peter Dutton that intervened agains department advice to allow a couple of au pair girls to enter the country now wants to be assured that the government is following department advice by letting a family with Australian born children stay here. I mean, imagine how the flood gates will be opened if all people have to do to get to stay is find another refugee to marry, have kids, make lots of friends in their local community, get dragged out of bed in the middle of the night, spend years in detention, have a child get dangerously ill and liv

Source: “So Oskar Was Guilty Of Genocide: He Regrets It Now… ” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Dutton Blasts Albanese: ‘How Dare You Do What You Said You Would Do!’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

SATIRE

Incoming Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has blasted Prime Minister Anthony Albanese for doing what he said he would do, as well as going back on an LNP policy.

‘How dare you do what you said you would do? That’s not what a government does’ he said.

‘That’s not what a government does’ he said.

‘He also reversed our policy, a very galling decision on his part. Mr Albanese is very entitled, isn’t he? He seems to think being ‘in government’ allows him and his fellow lefties to ‘make decisions’. The man is delusional’.

Source: Dutton Blasts Albanese: ‘How Dare You Do What You Said You Would Do!’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Liberals – You Can Put Lipstick On A Pig But I’m Still Not Kissing It! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

For some reason, I keep thinking of Monty Python:

Interviewer: I’ve been told Dinsdale Piranha nailed your head to the floor.

Stig: No. Never. He was a smashing bloke. He used to buy his mother flowers and that. He was like a brother to me.

Interviewer: But the police have film of Dinsdale actually nailing your head to the floor.

Stig: (pause) Oh yeah, he did that…

Interviewer: And you don’t bear him a grudge?

Stig: A grudge! Old Dinsy. He was a real darling.

Interviewer: I understand he also nailed your wife’s head to a coffee table. Isn’t that true Mrs O’ Tracy?

Mrs O’ Tracy: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.

Stig: Well he did do that, yeah. He was a hard man. Vicious but fair.

Source: The Liberals – You Can Put Lipstick On A Pig But I’m Still Not Kissing It! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Why We Should Ignore Women And Greenies! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Still, to be fair, the Coalition have always suggested that minorities need to fit in and we can’t just pander to people who don’t accept the society we live in. It’s just a pity that they didn’t realise that women are one of the few minority groups that actually form a majority.

Source: Why We Should Ignore Women And Greenies! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Morrison dresses up as Prime Minister in desperate last-ditch attempt to save job | The Shovel

Morrison puts on a white coat and says ” I’m like you dentist you don’t have to like me” He’s nothing like my dentist. I like my dentist. He’s just a moron in a white coat pretending to be her. If I didn’t like my dentist I’d change dentists. If she pulled the wrong teeth I’d sue her for malpractice.

Morrison is just the idiot in the sandpit spoiling my kid’s day, my day, in fact, everybody’s day pretending to be something he’s not and needs to be removed.

Despite the move, senior Liberal Party strategists apparently warned against the stunt, saying Scott Morrison acting as a Prime Minister would not be believable to voters.

Source: Morrison dresses up as Prime Minister in desperate last-ditch attempt to save job | The Shovel

The Gaffer Tapes – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The great awakening Morrison’s tenure has been a test of his character – one he has failed abysmally. The election will be a test of Australia’s character but likely one we will pass. It is not entirely clear to me when Smirko Morrison’s re-election campaign jumped the shark. Tony Abbott was a national embarrassment, a badly shaved yowie in red-sluggos who bumble-fucked his brief, shambolic term as PM as if he were still in opposition. Morrison runs his as a marketing exercise. Electioneering has been his permanent setting since he and his retinue of Winston Wolfes and limbo champions steam-cleaned Malcolm Turnbull’s blood spatter from the PM’s suite and took up residence. We’ve had >3 years of Smirko the spiv playing dress-ups, 1,300+ days of curries and cock-ups, of crimes and cover-ups, of the game of mates, of drink spikers and staff shaggers, of dullards and sousers in high office – a time when a functionary tabled his seminal work on a minister’s desk and two Tory amuse-douche MPs tea-bagged rent boys in the PH prayer room.

Source: The Gaffer Tapes – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Campaign gaffe still in the headlines, say headlines | The Shovel

An election campaign gaffe has entered an incredible ninth day in the headlines, say the organisations that create those headlines.

Opinion pieces across major mastheads said it was astonishing that we were still talking about the slip up well into the second week of the campaign.

“This happened more than a week ago – that’s an eternity in politics. But yet somehow it’s still all over the news,” one report headlined ‘Why the gaffe is still in the headlines’ read.

One news outlet, which will run a special two-week anniversary lift out special about the gaffe, said it was amazing the story had persisted so long. “I’m not sure how or why, but we’re somehow seeing a new story about this nearly every day”.

The outlet will also publish a special report tomorrow called ‘How the media covered the gaffe’, followed next week by ‘How the media covered the media’s coverage of the gaffe’.

Source: Campaign gaffe still in the headlines, say headlines | The Shovel

The Upside Of Scott Morrison Winning The Election! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Yes, I could go on pointing out the differences and it wouldn’t soothe the nerves of those who fear that Morrison will do it again. And who knows, he might. So with that in mind, I thought I’d concentrate on the upside of Morrison’s win. He’ll destroy the Liberal Party.

Source: The Upside Of Scott Morrison Winning The Election! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Morrison correctly states the cash rate is $500,000 (for an Alan Tudge harassment payout) | The Shovel

Keen to prove he understands the key figures better than his Labor counterpart, the Prime Minister confidently stated this morning that the cost to pay out a former staffer to compensate for the harassment she received from one of your cabinet ministers is half a million dollars. “That’s the cash rate. Once you take into consideration lawyer’s fees, bank fees and other transaction costs it would be closer to $600,000,” Morrison clarified, quick to show off his attention to detail.

Source: Morrison correctly states the cash rate is $500,000 (for an Alan Tudge harassment payout) | The Shovel

Smirko flashes his nasty – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells: an “autocrat [and] a bully who has no moral compass”, “not fit to be prime minister.”

Julia Banks: “menacing, controlling wallpaper.”

Jacqui Lambie: “one of the most unpleasant men I’ve ever had to sit in front of.”

Gladys Berijiklian: “evil”, “a bully”, “a horrible, horrible person.”

Christine Holgate: “I became the roadkill of our Prime Minister, who sought a major distraction of the piling criticism in parliament that week”, “one of the worst acts of bullying I’ve ever witnessed” and an “utter disgrace”.

Pauline Hanson: “he is a bully, because I have experienced it myself…he is…you do it ‘my way, or there’s no way’.”

Bridget Archer: “a frank discussion – not just a pastoral care meeting…I would have preferred not to have the meeting at that time while I was feeling emotional.”

The bully will be brought low. In trying to save the odious toad and their own grifting arses the Tories have an advertising expenditure (using our money aka theft) that exceeds that of McDonalds and Coles but it will prove to be insufficient.

Morrison’s concession speech will, of course, frame the impending result as a failing on the part of the electorate.

Source: Smirko flashes his nasty – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Wow, What An Economy, Josh Delivers A Much Better Budget Than Scomo Ever Did… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Truth in Irony

Let’s be quite clear here: If Scott Morrison was a jockey, the stewards would be questioning him after the election about whether he was running dead. If he was a football coach, he’d be accused of tanking. If he was a Prime Minister, he might actual do something to help the country.

Source: Wow, What An Economy, Josh Delivers A Much Better Budget Than Scomo Ever Did… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Not being Scott Morrison – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Not being Scott Morrison, and being the real Barnaby Joyce “I’m not pretending to be anyone else, I’m still wearing the same glasses, sadly the same suits, and I weigh about the same, and I don’t mind a bit of Italian cake either. So, I’m happy in my own skin.” (Scott Morrison pretending he’s not a pretender). When you’re Scott Morrison you need to pretend that you’re not Scott Morrison In Latin the name ‘Scott Morrison’ translates as ‘Gobshiteus Ad Nauseum’. OK, it doesn’t but it should. Morrison is, however, a human ambigram – a condition known as Zachary disease, a symptom of which is the discharges from either end being indistinguishable. “When you’re prime minister, you can’t pretend to be anyone else” effluviated the originator of the ScoMo® artifice in all of its manifestations:

Source: Not being Scott Morrison – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Obituary for a failure: The political passing of our always late PM – » The Australian Independent Media Network

In anticipation of the political passing of our soon to be ex-PM I thought I’d get ahead of the pack and celebrate early, confident that I do not have the power to spoil the outcome by doing so.

Source: Obituary for a failure: The political passing of our always late PM – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Government saving disaster fund for genuine disasters, like worse-than-expected polling in marginal seats | The Shovel

Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery, Bridget McKenzie, has resisted calls to use the nation’s disaster fund to help flood-affected areas, saying it needed to be set aside for genuine disaster support, such as improved rowing facilities in the at-risk seat of Warringah on Sydney’s north shore.

Source: Government saving disaster fund for genuine disasters, like worse-than-expected polling in marginal seats | The Shovel

New flood assistance fund announced for Kooyong | The Shovel

Scott Morrison has announced a $35 million flood-assistance fund that will be made immediately available to households in the eastern Melbourne suburbs of Hawthorn, Canterbury and Camberwell. The funds will be used to build protection against a potential disaster in Josh Frydenberg’s marginal seat of Kooyong.

Source: New flood assistance fund announced for Kooyong | The Shovel

Is it possible to feel sympathy for Smirko? Yeah, nah! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Spud pulling the wings off butterflies – “I think I will, I think I won’t…”. You’ve got to feel for der Gruppenfritter. Well, no you don’t – the bloke’s what an arsehole would be if arseholes had an arsehole, or in kinder parlance he’s a fully cooked unit, so rather let’s just have a chuckle at his dilemma – will he deploy an IED or will he hold off hoping Scooter goes full Campbell Newman. Spud can smell the blood in the water. Herr Shickletuber is no doubt delighted at Scooter’s travails; according to Bob Carr going so far as chucking a grenade down the hallway in the form of a public airing of a scathing text assessment of Scooter’s character as a “fraud” and “complete psycho”. The potato wedge (someone had to say it).

Source: Is it possible to feel sympathy for Smirko? Yeah, nah! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Canberra Convoy protestors briefly pause to let government destroy itself | The Shovel

A group of anti-vaxxer protesters planning to overthrow Australia’s parliamentary system will take a day off today to let the Coalition government do some of the heavy lifting.

Source: Canberra Convoy protestors briefly pause to let government destroy itself | The Shovel

As Scott Morrison says, “We’ve got our principles and if you don’t like them, we’ve got plenty of others!” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

It’s like I said when Domicide Perrotet was opening up the state and allowing larger gatherings: I’m not sure that “THANKS TO US YOU CAN NOW GO TO YOUR GRANNY’S FUNERAL!” is quite the vote-winning slogan that he thought it was. Still the election’s a long way off – or maybe not – and nobody’s actually cast their votes yet so anything could happen. War with China seems to be off the table and even Russia seems to be failing to invade with the speed that Petey “The General” Dutton would like, so maybe they’ll have to resort to a terror raid where they arrest the entire front bench of the Labor Party for reasons that they don’t have to divulge thanks to our anti-terror laws.

Source: As Scott Morrison says, “We’ve got our principles and if you don’t like them, we’ve got plenty of others!” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Fun Times At The RATs Party – (Republished after Premature Publication) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Whatever, I’m sure that he’ll get a glowing reference and will have no trouble picking something else up in the near future. Like I always say, you’ve got to hand it to Scotty. Yes, you do. There’s no way he’ll get off his backside and do it for himself!

Source: Fun Times At The RATs Party – (Republished after Premature Publication) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Colbert Puts The Insurrection Anniversary In Musical Perspective | Crooks and Liars

Colbert Puts The Insurrection Anniversary In Musical Perspective

Colbert’s opening musical take-off on “Rent,” entitled “Abhor-rent,” let loose the bundle of nervous tension into peals of near-maniacal laughter that felt like medicine. That’s what music is…that’s what good comedy is, right? Medicine. As an added bonus, of course his monologue was primo, too.

Source: Colbert Puts The Insurrection Anniversary In Musical Perspective | Crooks and Liars

Ode to a Rodent – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Related readings wherein he hasn’t been called a c***:

if we judge Howard by his own standards as a reformer, there isn’t a great deal to show for his lengthy period in office“. John Winston Howard: The Biography. Wayne Errington and Peter van Onselen

John Howard. A study in policy consistency. M.L.Murry. A long read of 355 pages. But interesting.

Where ‘mutual obligation’ began: John Howard’s paradigm shift on welfare. The Guardian

In truth, Labor is the superior economic manager. Craig Emerson Economics

John Howard. A study in policy consistency. M.L.Murry. A long read of 355 pages. But interesting.

Where ‘mutual obligation’ began: John Howard’s paradigm shift on welfare. The Guardian

 

 

Source: Ode to a Rodent – » The Australian Independent Media Network

It’s Not Easy Being Privileged Or What’s Wrong With Barramundi? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Of course, when I say the number of positive cases, I mean the number of positive cases that we know about. Just like the boats, if we make tests another “We don’t comment about On Water Matters”, then we can sweep them under the carpet and say from the thirty three PCR tests done yesterday there were only thirty positive cases. That’s well down on the thirty thousand we had on January 6th. As for the RATs, I can already hear Morrison standing up and saying, “It’s thanks to Can-do capitalism that we have these tests in the country, if it were left to state governments we wouldn’t have got them so quickly… No, I can’t give you the numbers of tests imported because that’s commercial in confidence… No, we don’t see any need to restrict prices, these businesses are having a go and if you have a go you deserve to make a profit, we’re not socialists like Labor who’d have you paying more in taxes, whereas we’re all about choice and you can choose not to buy the RAT… Thanks, but no more questions as I have to take an important call from a world leader in discount prices so if you need a new appliance, you can get ten percent off if you buy your RATs there.”

Yes, while Australians were cheering Scott Boland, he only stopped one test.,. The other Scott has managed to stop millions!

Source: It’s Not Easy Being Privileged Or What’s Wrong With Barramundi? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up Captures the Stupidity of Our Political Era

The scariest thing about Don’t Look Up is that as absurd as it is, it barely exaggerates. Much of our political elite are just as greedy and foolish, our media just as vapid, and our response to impending disaster exactly as mind-bogglingly irrational as in the movie.

Source: Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up Captures the Stupidity of Our Political Era

PM Tells Us That He’s Not Responsible For More Than A Handful of RATs… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Now we need to be personally responsible for finding our own RATs unless we fit a number of criteria and we certainly won’t be getting them for free. Giving people free RATs would encourage them to test themselves and that could lead to a surge in the numbers, so it’s really better if we keep the numbers to the sort of level that suggests it’s under control. After all, the long queues in NSW and Victoria must have prevented at least a couple of thousand positive cases from being tested! There’s a lot of things that we can criticise Morrison for, but certainly it’s hard to criticise him for anything that he’s actually done.

Source: PM Tells Us That He’s Not Responsible For More Than A Handful of RATs… – » The Australian Independent Media Network