crean buns and ruddy lemon juice on a day of sorry...
What a farce...
And I don't mean the Labor's spill today... the fault of which lay squarely on Simon Crean's lap...I mean the farce that was the reporting of the spill on ABC 24 with the usual culprits — including Annabel Crabb doing an impression of a dull housewife, with no understanding of what was happening while the iron was left on, the dishes on the stove were boiling over, and the hair was looking like one had just fallen out of bed. Yes, this live ABC report "was a total farce"...
Chris Uhlmann strutted his more farcical ignorance with embarrassing farcical Liberal bias while the main presenter, a woman I did not catch the name of, spoke with a sourpuss lemon juice mouth and as much disdain as she could muster to describe Julia Gillard PMT (I don't think this was the acronym used but It's possible), or prime ministership tension...
That was the ABC for you...
Yes, Crean, the old man of Labor politics who should have been given a pension long ago, though he is far younger than me, had fired a salvo across Julia's bow in the early afternoon and the media had gone into a frenzy...
A FARCE OF A FRENZY really, with SkyNews apparently giving Rudd the edge, while the ABC calling the ballot very close at 2 extra votes in favour of Julia... But by mid afternoon, Rudd wussed out, or as Bob Ellis calls it:
Rudd is not going to challenge.
What an odious little putz.
He’s like a rich boy, prodding his pet tarantulas, because of the thrill it gives him.
Fuck him and the paperclip he rode in on.
So after a ballot and no challenge, following a very statesperson-like press conference by Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan — both going back to work on government business, came the OTHER FARCE: Farcical Tony Abbott — flanked by farcical Truss and that woman who kills gnomes with her gaze...
Tony did his best impression of a sad opportunistic farcical clown in a suit — in front of panels already carrying logos of no carbon tax and other silly slogan with opportunity... Was he in parliament house? Is anyone allowed to strut symbols other than the Aussie flag and a bookcase, in there?
Of course, all journalists were too wussy to ask Tony to confirm the date the Global Financial Crisis ended... In Tony's mind, the GFC never happened... He's a bit like the Holocaust deniers... Actually I exaggerate... Tony thinks the GFC ended four years ago... A bit like global warming... It's not happening since Tony believes the weather was warmer during the times of Jesus... Very unscientific statement, but very much in a straight line with Tony's Catholicism, creationism and idiocy.... He nearly cried he would do such a better job at farcical stuff-ups should he be in charge of your life — and like Mao and Hitler, he waved his little book of thoughts for the nation.
Talking of mad monks and mad Catholicism, In fact, most of the events of today have the sad imprint of A B Santamaria all over.
A B Santamaria was a rabid catholic who split the Labor Party in two during the sixties.... Santamaria held extreme narrow-minded religious views about the world — views that would have surly contributed to the forced adoptions out of kids born to single girls...
Today thus was marked by a powerful apology from the government to the now adult women whose kids were forcefully taken away from them in mid last century THIS WAS THE SUMMIT of the day. Recognition of trauma, pain and hurt enforced by shameful bigoted government policies.
Santamaria would have been proud of Mr wuss Catholic Rudd as he stuck to his moral guns not to challenge anything including a pepperoni pizza, unless the prime ministership came to him on a platter with Julia's head still bleeding on it. Yes Santamaria would inspire Rudd, the tarantula kid...
But by the end of day, one has to remember that Santamaria was also Abbott's mentor, when Tony was in nappies — or was it university (he's still in nappies mind you...)
Santamaria was an extremist idiot.... Tony Abbott is an extremist idiot...
Forget the Crean spill though the media won't stop grinding...
Enjoy your day.
I hope that you, women whose kids were adopted out have found them and have been reunited... You deserve this joy, though sometimes I know it can be painful to reconnect after so long... and rejection of recognition can still happen.
May peace and joy be with you.