Monday 2nd of February 2015

smoking-joe discovers economics...

economics 101

Yes the Government has done well not to chase falling revenue by cutting expenditure after the mini budget, but it has done little to bolster economic growth other than saying it will be bolstered, writes Greg Jericho.

next in line...

jeb

In Bush family lore, Jeb was always supposed to be the smarter, more level-headed one.

martin place, sydney... a very sad christmas for all of us...

xmas tree — Martin Place, Sydney

Picture of Martin Place message on the tree taken by Gus a day and a half before the siege... "... Sydney wishes everyone a Happy Christmas"...

 

Lindt Cafe hostage drama in Martin Place, Sydney: day two

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-15/sydney-siege-hostages-cafe-martin-place-police-operation/5967232

Here We Go Again

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"

shocking news...

shocking news...

 

Treasurer Joe Hockey has described the Federal Government's budget as a "shock absorber" for falling export prices.

 

all ears .....

all ears .....

no service at this counter. join the queue around the corner. the department opens and closes at 3 pm sharp.

service cuts

Among those agencies set to be abolished are the Diabetes Advisory Group, Anzac Centenary Public Fund Board and the Local Government Ministers Forum.

Other agencies including the Australian Government Solicitor and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Advisory Group will be merged into Government departments.

on a hiding to nothing .....

on a hiding to nothing .....

Tony Abbott is at his best when he has something to fight. Ask Kevin Rudd. Or Julia Gillard. Or Malcolm Turnbull. Abbott vanquished them all with brutal efficiency, mainly because he had a devastatingly clear line of attack. "Great big toxic tax based on a lie," or something. Sure, that's more a mash-up than a quote, but with these eight words, Abbott destroyed three leaders. Even in power his best moments have come as he has seized upon an enemy, whether a Russian "bully" or an Islamist "death cult". 

turnbull goes bananas with his internet filter...

malcolm bananas

Question: When is an internet filter not an internet filter?

Answer: When Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says so.

On Wednesday, the minister announced the government's response to an "online copyright infringement" discussion paper that he and Attorney-General George Brandis put out in late July.

abbottgang island...

abbottgang island

You have to hand it to some of the lunatics at Murdoch's News Limited. It looks that some of the inmates are just there for the employ... take this cartoon above for example, it defines the Liberal (CONservative) Party with some accuracy... The heading though is misleading. 

They were not "cruising" in opposition... They were just trying to drop bombs on the legitimate government of the day, mostly going in circles, with the help of this Murdoch News Limited outfit... They eventually got to the island but their boat exploded because their engine was only burning negativity... The golden boy was proven to be an awkwardly-walking pimply bully who lied more and more to cover his lies... We knew that. 

juggling the same numbers of balls in different order to impress the idiots...

 

robbing peter to pay peter...

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced the funding at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru.

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