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January Knick Knackers   Jan 18 2018

Filed under Down Under by Throsby

Malcolm Turnbull, it is said, believes the polls might turn in his favour this year.

Labour thinks likewise, that their popularity has peaked. Or are they just touching wood.

For Turnbull maybe the tide has turned. But the mix of ideologies in the Liberal Party has become more divisive and toxic with the addition of more hardliners as the year starts. Throsby is prone to think the tide has not so much turned as suddenly become a deadly riptide.

As new strong voices appear on the government benches, old thorns are still pricking away.

Tony Abbott told radio listeners he would not be holding his tongue this year. Considering he never shut up last year and every reporter thinks his even lesser farts are news, Fairfax, ABC, and NewsCorpse management are in a panic to recruit recently laid off news gathers to cope with the plethora, nay, the deluge, of Abbott-centric hogwash that – based on past experience – promise to be a veritable Tsunami of sour grapes.

A rotting corpse was exhumed again and dumped on the table. It’s TPP Mark 2 and apparently it stinks only to those who are not allowed to know why it stinks. Corporations and their bought/blackmailed politicians love the fragrance because it smells like money. And, think of it, the sheer romance of being able to sue a government for legislation intended to protect its people or environment… because it cuts into one’s profits. Magnificent.

Throsby studiously ignores and skips any block of text that suggests it might contain both the words “Trump” and “sex.” No firewall is perfect, however, and he was reading merrily a local news story that veered into those very concepts.

Throsby’s shutters went down, or shields went up, but not before he absorbed that POTARD Trump is allegedly terrified of, and detests, sharks. He hopes all the sharks die, according to the ultimate news source, Stormy Stephanie.

The supreme human shark loathes and fears his natural counterpart that symbolise his business reputation.

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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