Richard Tonkin's blog
The next bit is reprinted from the Advertisers letters page of Halloween 2014: IF the future frigates are to be built in Adelaide, and the ship chosen is the Type 26 Combat Ship, a new era in naval co-operation could begin.
The UK Navy are building 13 of these ships, with BAE doing much of the design work and Raytheon developing the navigation and bridge systems.
These words are written to the strong
Poseurs of power, bullies born
Their karmic turn's at hand
Finally the penny's dropped, my quest in human nature's stopped
One by one the Facebook friends fell
Way up in the Flinders, where they store the toxic waste
That's not the wind that's howling, that's Bingo in the Ranges
They thought I was bonkers when I dug this hole
and filled it with rooms as an ultimate goal
of an underground home they'd forgotten was there
unseen in the light of the rocket's red glare
As soon as the missiles start to fall
to the supermarket I'll make a quick call
for a fellow can only eat so much baked beans
(To the tune of the Bruno Mars Song)
Dick Cheney was Vice President
Too-ri-ay, dance all day
I saw the scene as Canberra burned through the eyes of my avatar, and the radar centres in Adelade fall to drones of war,
There's terabytes of memory out lying in the dust,
Type 26 Global Combat Ship
Seeing as it's turned out, amid yesterday's shipbuilding announcements, that one of the three remaining contenders to construct the Future frigates in Adelaide is the one I wrote about in the Adelaide Advertiser's letters page (on Halloween) 18 months ago, I've thought to republish what was printed then. Given that it's the one with its photo in this morning's Australian, you could guess it's chances are still high..
How do you doodle, I said to the poodle
and how do you whatsit the whosit?
Tony's turned turtle, which Malcom did hurtle
and Bill's about to lose it.
Malcolm's little babies love Shorten, Shorten,
ALP Caucus vote Shorten dead
A widescrreen closeup on the eyes
It's much more fun when blood is real
They're coming for us, the enemy
but they haven't done anything yet
Before they do, we'd better teach
a lesson they won't forget
Fly our Air Force over them
blow up all their stuff
They won't come to Australia
if they know we're tough
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Two in a week! I thought another curry lover would've coined vindaloorgasm, but can't comprehendwhy autohedonism doesn't Google ; another newie?
Larrikin lad from a life on the farm
Lest We Forget the lives that were lost