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A Flash Bit of Kit   Feb 26 2018

Filed under Down Under by Throsby

Noely @YaThinkN has knickers rightly in a knot after a tsunami of Bondi wave proportions beat down upon her tweeted enquiry, why wasn’t Bridget McKenzie short listed for Nats leadership?

“She’s a senator, stupid” was the gist of the indignant but misconceived wave. But nobody offered the backwash as to why this was a breakwater consideration.

Thosby asked his drover’s dog, who woofed on for a while, then coughed up the bone of apparent contention from some nether region of his throat with a noise that sounded for all the world like: “ack, ack, acchhh, gaak, John Gorton.”

A senator can be PM, but the House of Representavies is more effective a place him or her to be.

So the Flash Bit of shotgun-toting Kit (SMH could, if elected, potentially be Deputy Dawg, but would then be faced with the logistics of moving her Flash Bit of Ass somehow to the Reps.  Not for the faint-hearted in these days of impending neolib seat deficit.

And assuming the constitution is as vague regarding the Deputy PM as it is with t’other.

Trumble Troubles

Reports are filtering in from The Land of the Wooden Ham of a successful encounter in Warshington involving Trumble the Sycophant and Agent Orange.

In matching twinsets they posed in studied spontaneity. Meanwhile, the tall wife effected attending an entirely different function while the short wife impersonated a third wheel.

The Trumbles were greeted by the The Golden Wrecking Ball accompanied by his Ball and Chain on the White House south lawn that had been cleared of the sound of crickets the previous day.

An awkward fifteen second silence alarmed the media puddle, but was POTARD backing up his brain to the cloud. His buffered cogitations then spewed forth:

The relationship we have with Australia is a terrific relationship and probably stronger now than ever before, maybe because of our relationship, our friendship, … We’re working on … all of the things that you would think we would be discussing today. A lot of good things will come out of this visit,”

…explained the leader of the free world and the most powerful man on Earth, in a rare burst of articulateness.


A horseless carriage crashed into a barrier near the White House causing it to go into lockdown, as all brave Commanders in Chief do at the sound of any sudden noise. A Trumble spokesman said the AFP said the Secret Service said the car crash had no “impact” on the prime minister. So, as well as missing him, it also didn’t affect him.

Trumph also said he adored Oz’s immigration practices.

We will hopefully follow in your footsteps,” said The Tangerine Palatine, talking about Australia’s tough “merit-based” immigration policies.

And silly old Throsby imagined Nauru and Manus detention camps were inspired by Guantanamo Bay.

Meanwhile, from 16 thousand kilometres distant, came the sound of proudly popping buttons from the chest region of Brother Potato’s Hugo Boss attire.

Down Under


Ink Irresistable

Not the NYT Montaigne's what would I know? Huxley's almost anything about almost everything. Or Bierce and nothing matters. Codifying life's inimitable impromptu inclines irrestistably to essay.

Civilization ..

   defiles itself

Times past when warlords, priests and royalty hoarded luxury, life was a short grim struggle. Today most want for little yet still deny dignified survival to working poor, and ravage entire countries as collateral to our laissez faire fiesta.
double arrowOn not shedding a tear ..

A Century of Imperialism

     ..hasn't dulled the urge

American foreign policy never a pretty sight, finesse of the mobile crane chase from Terminator 3. Export democracy? Cure worse than disease. double arrow Read more ..


~ its own reward

And what's going on in Land of the Free, Home of the Brave? As 40% of kids fail graduation the Iraqistan wars suck $2.4 trillion [CBO 2017 est]. Imagine this staggering sum applied to rebuilding The Great Society. Think of others.
double arrow Where Charity Begins

This lazy unemployed

..crack-smoking welfare queen ran up U$15 trillion debt

lazy homeless scum
Odd how the ultra-wealthy gull even working poor to blame unemployed, disabled, weak, and vulnerable while but for the grace of God go all.

If he's a welfare leech then your soul is with the sociopaths and predators who own Warshington and its minions, the Repugnicans and Dumfocrats, gutting a once noble nation that aspired to equality.

This elite will survive the US economic train wreck, land softly on 300 million plundered taxpayers, then from fortresses of luxury and privilege prey elsewhere for spoils.

The dawn of civilization was greatly exaggerated.

Munch Montage

Painters, such a sad old bunch
None it seems more so than Munch
Upon that bridge with skies afire
A meme took flight to never tire.
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~ Gore Vidal

"Rulers of state are the only ones who should have the privilege of lying" (Well, that explains the last 2500 years)
~ Plato

"By 'known unknowns' I was referring to the universe's dark matter.."
~ Donald Rumsfeld

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