Richard Tonkin's blog
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
You can talk of trading currency, share markets and stuff
Chocolate is spendable, as everybody knows
Oo roo Malcolm Fraser, the King Of Nareen
got the best stock prices Vic's ever seen
by lowering the fences in his stockyard
Wool over eyes, without pulling too hard
Oo roo Malcolm Fraser, Straya's Prime Minister
clambering to power by methods quite sinister
Threw out Whitlam and his social reform
Made back-stabbing Canberra's political norm
Oo Roo Malcolm Fraser, noted Humanitarian
One day I'll be Leader, and on that day you'll learn
Every day I wake up with a psychic morning glory
Don't want to know about foreign wars
Don't sing to me about anything sad
Point to this is that the 50 Shades thing was pretty much the only cinema choice for Valentine's Day.. who knows the repercussions? (Sung to the tune of The Banks Of The Ohio)
I asked my love to take a walk, a little walk to where the movies play.
I went down an alley, and I found a curry shop
Saw a social media post which posed something along the lines that those who are uninformed shouldn't be discussing what's happened today as such discussions were promoting the spread of racism. It's a well-meant train of thought, but I have a couple of disagreements in that
(a) The racism was always there- such events make it feel socially permissable for those folks to spout it, and I for one am happy to see them "out themselves"
They're going to throw the switch tonight to turn the filters on
Soon certan ways of thinking will be forever gone
"The New Age Of Serenity" they say it's going to be
but this gun against my head says that the bastards won't get me.
Waiting for "The Switching Hour" I think where this began
bank acounts and smartphones in the hands of all of Man
While the phone booths fled like Tardises, and coins to cash cards fell
and without your electronics you weren't anyone at all