Friday 25th of July 2014

a crummy shakespearean character...

 

king liar

King Liar is a tragedy by Billy Shakespeare. The titular character descends into madness after disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on cronyism at DFAT and a free-pass to an education scholarship, bringing tragic consequences for all of us.

 

The play is based on the legend of Liar of Britannia, a mythological Catholic tragicomical idiot who migrated to Down Underland. It has not yet been adapted for the stage nor motion pictures for good reasons, as the role of Liar has even been refused by many of the world's crummiest actors.

The play was written between 1957 and 2014 and will be later thrown in a dustbin. Billy's earlier version, The Fake Chronicle of the History of the Life and Death of King Liar and His Three Daughters, was published posthumously in 2015, after some elections. The Tragedy of King Liar, a more nonsensical version, was included in the 2014 First budget. Modern editors usually deflate the two wheels of the bicycle, though some insist that each version has its individual amount of porkies that should be pink flying pigs.[1]

Billy's original version has been regarded as one of his supreme achievements. The tragedy is particularly noted for its probing colonoscopy on the nature of human sadism and budgie smuggling. George Bernard Shaw wrote, "No man will ever write a better tragedy than Liar".[2] 

To which Julia Gillard said : "what about a woman?"

 

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Note: text was adapted from wikipedia...

 

more lies from king liar...

The federal government has slashed funding for the Refugee Council of Australia by more than half a million dollars over the next four years despite approving the original sum in the 2014 budget.

The council is facing a $140,000-a-year shortfall after the immigration department said it would no longer be eligible for the funding allocated in the 2014 budget.

Paul Power, the chief executive of the council, said he received a phone call from the immigration department this week about the cut. He said an officer from the department told him the decision to strip the organisation of funding was made by the immigration minister, Scott Morrison.

“We are surprised that funding that was allocated in the budget and allowed for in the government’s forward estimates to 2018 would be removed without explanation,” Power said.

“This decision is petty and vindictive and is symbolic of the minister’s very poor relationship with the non-government sector. While we and other agencies maintain constructive dialogue with other members of the government, it is clear that Mr Morrison has little interest in the ideas and concerns of non-government agencies which support refugees and asylum seekers.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/30/coalition-cuts-refugee-council-funding-despite-budget-promise

do I look less of a dork in these expensive glasses?

Across the nation, the news gets worse for this bunch of weirdos posing as a Government, writes Bob Ellis.

One thing we won’t see this weekend is a poll of any kind — especially a Preferred prime minister one, because it would have Shorten 14 or 16 per cent ahead, and SkyNews doesn’t want that.

Abbott still deludedly carries on as if the Budget has a raindrop’s chance in Hell of getting through and Palmer can be persuaded to vote for nine-tenths of it and he, Palmer, is not serious about free universities and giving money back to the old.

Across the nation, the news gets worse for this bunch of weirdos posing as a Government.

The students who finished their university course five years ago will now pay $3,000 to $7,000 more.

Morrison has cancelled $140,000 – a sum as small as that – for the refugee advocates because of Labor’s "failed economic management", though Abbott promises a $½ billion more to search for a plane in the sea that might have gone to schoolkids’ texts, uniforms and outings. Meanwhile, Turnbull is publicly chiding him for sneering at Palmer, whose good they will need most.

The penny may have dropped for Abbott, I think, since the desolation in his bare, blank smiles and shrieky voice is vivid now.

But Hockey thinks he still has power and influence. That he is the least successful Treasurer in our history has not dawned on him.

read more: http://www.independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/the-incredible-shrivelling-joe-hockey,6534

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Meanwhile at the refinery factory:

 

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has indicated he is open to the "refinement" of the GP co-payment for medical visits - a key component of his Government's budget measures.

After preliminary discussions with some cross-benchers Mr Abbott says he is confident the budget will pass and appeared open to negotiations.

"Governments get their budgets through, that's what governments do. And sometimes there might be a little bit of refinement here and refinement there but budgets are passed by the Parliament ... that's what I'm expecting," Mr Abbott said.

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And God said: Piss orf Tony... (Leviathan 23: 6 and half a dozen)