Fizza’s Flying Flop Friday

Our foolish ,flippant,fruitless,fuitile,feckless,pretentious,pompous,imperious,smug,idiotic muttonhead that sadly is our Prime minister jetted off to the US to suck up to their own version in the hope that it would generate some good poll numbers for him. Leaving aside the fact that he should be here putting in his 2 cents worth for the upcoming budget, you get the impression that Trump would rather be chewing his toenails than having to meet with Fizza whom he probably regards as much as he would  some lower skivvy in a far off part of his empire.

 The Don Looks happy here!!

He put Fizza on hold for 3 hours while he celebrated the passing of his healthcare bill. One which I am sure the libs would like to copy.


It will no doubt be spun as a great success by his sycophantic backers in the msm but I doubt that it will help him back home here where it really matters. I can tell what the famously quoted Pub Test is saying at lunch time today.

What a Wanker

1,108 thoughts on “Fizza’s Flying Flop Friday

  1. Any distraction will do. If Fizza has to pretend he was responsible for an AFP raid then he will. He desperately needs something other than the budget to talk about.

    Fizza and Scummo’s budget is going down like the proverbial lead balloon. That budget bounce we were told would arrive in a couple of months is never going to happen.

    The banks are angry.

    University vice-chancellors are up in arms.
    Federal budget 2017: University Vice Chancellors resolve to fight cuts in their entirety

    Fizza’s favourite charity for photo-ops is angry.
    A Favourite Charity Of The Prime Minister Has Torched The Idea Of Drug Testing Welfare Recipients
    “No transformative human moment ever began with the question: ‘Would you pee in this?'”

    The Catholic church is not happy with funding cuts to ordinary parish schools.

    SA is angry because not one cent of infrastructure funding went to that state.

    And that’s just skimming the surface.

    Budget bounce? Not blooming likely. Every day there are more reports of organisations angry about this budget.

    The only person happy seems to be Hanson. She doesn’t think the budget was tough enough on welfare.

    • You can add WA annoyed. V large headline about “WA Ship Building Dudded” . Onya Prisstopher Pyne. Not forgetting the eternal whinge about the GST and Truffles lack of action.

  2. What a beat up. .


    “Budget 2017 was an overwhelming victory for the Australian Labor Party and the broader labour movement,” Mr Albanese said.

    It was the budget of ideological surrender.

    “We in the Labor Party and the broader labour movement should celebrate our victories.”


    In contrast, Mr Shorten launched a savage attack on Treasurer Scott Morrison’s second budget in his formal response, calling it an “admission of guilt” and fundamentally unfair, and rejecting suggestions it was a “Labor lite” document.

    The Labor leader promised to reintroduce the 2 per cent deficit levy and only to back an increase in the Medicare levy for people earning more than $87,000 a year.

  3. Ooops, sorry, I was thinking Albo and didn’t take in it was the wrong link. 😦

    Kaffee, if that was all he said, I would take it as a compliment to what Bill said. Can’t see any leadershit in that.

    • The media will never give up on Labor leadershit, it’s all they have. They can’t make any negative comment about Labor’s policies because they are all so much better than whatever the government’s brainfart of the day might be. Because they steadfastly refuse to say anything good about Labor all they have to talk about is confected leadership nonsense.

      It’s not working.

  4. 2gravel

    The un named MPs who were called “shocked” turn out to just wonder if Shorten has gone too far to the left. So obviously a couple of MPs from the troglodyte faction. They were also hoping Shorten does not do an Abbott and rule out too much before they win office. All in all Zzzzzzzzz stuff.

  5. I was Reachtel polled today, asked
    1. whether I used social media like Facebook, Twitter
    2. voting intention
    3. demographic info

    4, which charity I supported like Smith Family, WWF, environment and something else with children

  6. Bastards. Utter bastards.

    i’m not seeing any mention of this in the mainstream media, but Buzzfeed has it.

    The Government Wants To Delay A Court Case To Make It Easier For Adani To Win
    George Brandis has intervened in a Federal Court case that will have huge implications for the Adani coal mine.

    A report today from the Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council.
    Brandis intervenes in W&J court action against Adanai.

    Please take the time to look around the W&J site.

  7. Dan Andrews has broken up the CFA and the volunteer fire fighters association is unhappy
    Well if the current system doesn’t work and you blackmail the government the government will corral you

    The LNP paw prints are all over the Volunteer Fire Fighters Association which was a festering sore plus the CFA and MFB boundaries were way out of date so good on Andrews

    • Billie,

      The obvious, but also the clever, and sensible, solution. Good on Mr Andrews.

    • “…..rather than Hastings where Liberal heavies have owned land since the 1960s”
      And a Mwahahaha to those Libstocrats

  8. War porn ? A reminder of our good fortune ? A reminder of what WE have caused in Iraq ? All of the above ? Amazingly clear compilation of drone videos showing head chopper car bombings in Mosul.

    We were saturated with “won’t somebody think of the children ?” reports from Aleppo but no surprise sfa on the bigger slaughter of civilians in Mosul cos we be doing the slaughtering. Although it must be said all the clips show the head choppers were clearly targeting the military. No wonder the Iraqi elite Golden Division has suffered 50% plus casualties in Mosul, so far.

    • Looking just at America, what does dumpf ‘think’ about the assassinations of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, JFK, Bobby Kennedy, and Martin Luther King? And the shocking wounding of Congresswoman Gabby Griffith? Or doesn’t being murdered or severely injured count?

      Still on the subject of assassinations:

      In the UK the most recent casualty – less than a year ago – is Jo Cox, murdered by a neo-Nazi racist. However, in the past 165 years, six serving UK MPs were assassinated, all by various Irish nationalists. Interestingly, the next most “recent” assassination/murder was in 1812, when the serving PM, Spenser Percival, was shot dead in the lobby of the House of Commons because of what the assassin regarded as a debt due to him.

      Stalin’s politician victims are too many to name in a comment. As for Putin …

      Similarly, Mao Tze Dung and his successors.

      India: Mahatma Gandhi. Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv.

      Pakistan: Lots – the Bhutto and Bugti families seem particularly prone:

      I will leave Africa, Asia, and Europe until another time, with two exceptions:

      Nelson Mandela, of course. And many other victims (by imprisonment and/or death) of the apartheid regime – remember, the one Honest John liked so much?

      I’m somewhat more ambivalent about Aung San Suu Kyi.

      Political assassinations causing death are comparatively rare in Australia, However, as Gigilene has correctly pointed out, we have both the late, great Whitlam and FPMJG, both of whom endured outrageous treatment both by their political foes and by the baying press hounds.

  9. Didn’t I tell ya? James Massola with Leadershit.

    In other news, HI has been sacked after 2 years fighting it. Or at least notice has been given, pending appeal (to the same person who gave the notice).

    They nobbled the evidence – actually cuts bits of documents out with scissors, deleted pages with damning (for them) comments, and resubmitted evidence they swore to us had been withdrawn. They verballed witnesses (no transcripts made available, nor identities of witnesses revealed), and made up stories about non-existent “remedial measures” that never happened.

    It’s a stitch-up, BigTime. The Union rep shrugged his shoulders. “Oh well, you got a good run.”

    They owe us $30,000 just in go-away money,on top of the hundreds of thousands already paid out. We’re considering taking it, but need time to think how we can take a few more (managers) with us. They stack the cards in their own favour. You can’t go to a meeting and be “disrespectfull” (they define “disrespect”,of course). The Support person (me) can’t utter a peep or else risk being chucked out. They get their mates to hear their appeals. It’s all very cosy.

    We can show incontrovertible proof that they’ve nobbled the system,but in the past they’ve just ignored this. If you don’t like a fact, delete the fact. The same falsehoods keep on turning up, time after time, even when you show them the diary entries proving them wrong. They nod. They say, “Yes, well… “, and then they usher you out of the room so they can lie some more.

    This is the NSW Public Service, Ladies and Gennelmen.

  10. This government buggers up everything they touch.

    Want legal medical cannabis? Well, you can have it, but the legal stuff doesn’t have one little thing – THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the essential cannabinoid that makes cannabis so valuable as a medical treatment. Without THC you might as well dose yourself with vegetable oil.

    And then there’s the cost .

    The Cost Of Medicinal Cannabis Is Impacting The People Who Say They Need It Most
    Black market suppliers of medicinal cannabis told BuzzFeed News the government’s legal product could cost up to four times as much as their product.

  11. Oh goody ,Time magazine join the Russiagate lolapalooza nothingness.

  12. Anthony Albanese has differentiated himself from Bill Shorten on the budget, saying the Coalition had raised the “ideological white flag” as he urged Labor to claim a win for progressive politics and move on.

    The one-time leadership candidate laid out a distinct progressive foundation for Labor at a time when the Coalition moves closer to the political centre, which has seen Bill Shorten adopt more strident positions.

    At a doorstop afterwards, Albanese disputed his speech was a departure from Shorten’s position.

    “I was perfectly consistent with what Bill Shorten did in his budget reply,” Albanese said.

  13. Tlbd

    Depardieu instantly recognisable, as are Putin and Trump, but I would have been left wondering if Snowden wasn’t mentioned in the label of the cartoon.

  14. This is worth more. A lot more

    A leaked draft report obtained exclusively by Lateline has for the first time outlined what happened during the Good Friday rampage at the Manus Island detention centre, culminating in claims gunshots were fired into the facility.

    The document, understood to have been written by a member of Wilson Security, said an M16 assault rifle and a shotgun were used in the clash between members of the Papua New Guinea Navy and staff and residents at the detention centre.

    The report titled “Debrief Points – Critical Incident 14th April 2017”, is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors but provides a detailed timeline of the four-hour-long confrontation.,-shotgun-fired-into-manus-detention-centr/8534340

  15. Good morning Dawn Patrollers.

    The SMH gets inside the big $165m tax fraud.
    The alleged $165 million tax fraud syndicate has been described as “shocking” and “disgusting” by tax professionals, and some fear that stains may be far wider at the agency.
    The Australian says the Australian Taxation Office is in an unprecedented crisis, with some of its tax-avoidance investigations in jeopardy. Google.
    Shorten has used the tax scam to again call for a federal ICAC.
    Michelle Grattan is of the opinion that the budget process is being undermined by the continuous election campaign.
    Discussions of our welfare system are riddled with inaccuracies and “fake news”, ranging from stereotypes to claims about certain initiatives and commitments being “fully funded”. John Hewson calls for a mature and apolitical welfare debate.
    And right on cue older people will be the target of an expanded “robo-debt” collection measure the Department of Human Services has confirmed will raise close to $1 billion. Despite the fall-out from the government’s debt collection saga, the DHS will expand the program from July 1 using information from the Tax Office about pensioners’ interest earnings and asset values. I’m sure this will be a great success given their track record!
    Meanwhile a new privacy code will be developed for Australia’s public service in the wake of Centrelink’s “robo-debt” debacle, it was announced on Thursday. An investigation is also being restarted to figure out how the minister for human services, Alan Tudge, was able to send internal departmental briefings to a journalist about a welfare recipient’s personal circumstances.
    The latest employment figures are out and Peter Martin tells us that they hide a worsening situation.
    Rob Burgess also has a look at what the figures hold.

  16. Section 2 . . .

    Paul McGeogh writes that the Republicans have gone very quiet. And with good reason.
    Waleed Aly writes “It is significant that the fledgling Trump presidency has been brought to the brink of serious crisis, not by his lies, but by his truths”. He says that suddenly Trump is staring down the barrel of impeachment.
    Walter Schapiro writes that by Trump’s standards the Watergate cover-up was a thing of genius.
    A new report says Donald Trump asked FBI director James Comey to consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information.,10311
    And former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is so far refusing to cooperate with the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has subpoenaed for documents related to his interactions with Russian officials.
    Harold Mitchell says that our regular working families know that we all face in our own lives a big structural problem of lengthening lifespan, shrinking workforce, high debt, low wage growth and a threatened environment.
    Labor has signalled it will move to strengthen the national workplace relations framework in its policy pitch for the next federal election, arguing employers are terminating enterprise agreements in growing numbers as a tactic to reduce take-home pay.
    Medicare is being privatised by stealth as state governments end free care at public hospitals and the federal government squeezes patient rebates. Google.
    Does France have a “dark state”?
    Richo says “They are nice numbers Scott, but nobody believes you”. Google.

  17. Section 3 . . .

    Not too many will be lining up to mourn the death of this corpulent predator.

    Some funny things are happening to pokies money in certain clubs.
    Another reason for us to become a republic?
    An emissions intensity scheme could become official policy of the NSW Nationals on Friday, a move that would represent a split from the federal leadership and a challenge to the Turnbull government’s climate change agenda. Surely not!
    What a giant cock-up by the NSW government! And its attempts to mitigate the error are not going down well either.–says-home-owner-20170518-gw7mmz.html
    Amy Remeikis writes that Social Services Minister Christian Porter has begun the delicate job of convincing the states and other groups to join a Commonwealth scheme designed to compensate survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.
    The bid to change euthanasia law in Victoria will test the Labor party before the election. Google.
    Tony Wright opines that the WA Liberals have lost the plot.
    Australians are set to provide a $4.8 billion tax benefit this year to companies to sell us things we mostly don’t want and don’t need writes Tim Hollo.,10312
    The Guardian gets another scoop on life on Manus Island.

  18. Section 4 . . .

    A network of Victorian public schools has been forced to sever ties with a cleaning contractor amid allegations that school cleaners have been underpaid.
    In a “courageous” move Dan Andrews is making significant changes with respect to the CFA, enshrining its volunteer basis.
    Andrew Street chronicles his first five months as a father.
    Australia’s small and independent brewers voted “overwhelmingly” on Thursday to remove large brewers from the membership of their trade body. Fair enough.
    The SMH editorial calls for a standing Royal Commission on the treatment of the vulnerable.
    And here’s the correct link to the mourning story.

  19. Section 5 . . . Cartoon Corner

    Cathy Wilcox at the ATO.

    Andrew Dyson has Trump worked out.

    Alan Moir and another rare budget surplus sighting.

    Broelman and the spinners.

    Time is running out for the Republican agenda.

    Trust David Rowe to come up with this one on Trump!

    Ron Tandberg and US/North Korea diplomacy
    David Pope and Albo/Shorten differentiation.
    Mark Knight and revenue leaking.
    Jon Kudleka doesn’t hold Trump in high esteem!

  20. Just been reading over HI’s “investigation report”.

    It is 12 months overdue. The people responsible have all been transferred out, resigned, retired or reassigned. They left it to the new numpty to apologize. It went something like “We would like to apologize for the delay.” That’s all you get for 12 months of sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring, not being able to be away for more than a few days at a time: an apology from someone who had nothing to do with the disgrace, knows little about it, and couldn’t care less anyway.

    Secondly the report is a tissue of lies and half-truths. Chief Executive-level official documents have had whole pages deleted to hide incriminating signatures on blatantly prejudicial statements. Evidence that HI left in management’s keeping (well, she had no choice because they suspended her while she was on holiday) that was withdrawn because we found it had been doctored adversely before the investigation began, was reintroduced as soon as we left the room.

    Allegations that were never put to us were made after the investigation interview. We never got a chance to answer them.

    All witness interview were dismissed as “irrelevant”. The witnesses are not identified, nor is any record of what they said produced. It’s real “star chamber” stuff: secret witnesses, secret evidence and no record other than the investigator’s opinion that what they said wasn’t much use to HI,so she deleted them. We know who two of the witnesses were. They were senior managers who HI worked directly for, extensively. They loved her because she made their jobs easier. They made no complaints at the time or since.In fact they praised HI. One of them phoned us to tell us she put in a very good word,and gave the department a serve in her evidence.Result? “Irrelevant”.

    HI was found guilty of wilful disobedience of an executive direction because her boss ordered her to improve and,in the boss’s opinion, she did not. This is the most circular argument of them all.

    As I said: it’s a stitch up. The “decision maker” is a mate of the HR manager who screwed up the evidence and the investigation interview. It’s a little network of HR people all backing each other up.Every time they make a “finding”, they use this as “proven misconduct” so they can level-up the “offence” into “a pattern of serious and continuous misbehaviour”, justifying dismissal, not as a bad worker, but as a bad person.They have quite a little network operating there.

    I really don’t know where to start pulling it apart. The person we are appealing to is the same person who failed to check the evidence or its provenance. She is hardly likely to admit this.

    The ironic thing is that HI’s boss was pushed out to retirement because, after HI left, the departmentreally went to shit without HI around to fight the fires.

    Lastly,this comesone month before HI qualifies for Long Serviceleave. Neat, eh?

    • Go get ’em BB…these despicable leaches upon taxpayers, are waiting for you and HI to give in and accept their judgement that HI is “guilty of wilful disobedience of an executive direction” backed up by their lies and half-truths.

    • What a stitch-up!

      I’m sure the timing, so close to HI qualifying for Long Service Leave, is deliberate.

    • one month before HI qualifies for Long Serviceleave

      If you are going to give up you should ‘push’ for this seven months pay before you ‘go away’.

  21. BB & HI good luck!

    BK thanks for your daily round up

    I am off running round rectifying wrong renovations

    • Careful BB

      Those bastwards can wear you down.

      A friend was pushed out of the BIG communications mob I worked for, he fought for years for justice but the stress got him in the end.

  22. Agreed everyone. It is a stitch-up, but the only real way to fight it is in court, or at least in the compulsory conciliation process required before the case gets going fully.

    It DOES leave you feeling somewhat helpless. you’re appealing a person’sdecision to the person who made the decision in the first place. Even if you can prove they doctored documents, they’ll clam up and never admit it. So then you have to take them to court.

    Every single thing they have accusedHI of doing they have done, onlymuch,much worse. But they have immunity. They don’t eat their own, only employees.

    Court can get expensive. Putting a submission at least doesn’t cost anything, so we’ll see where it gets us. things are clarifying in mymind. I’ll take a couple of days to digest what we’re going to say.

    • BB, I was caught in a shaft at SA Tourism back in the early 80s. No help from the union (in management’s pocket at the time. I sounded out the Ombudsman who was a high integrity person from Dunstan’s days (and himself shuffled aside by the untrusting Liberals). He was sympathetic but felt he could not act without more evidence of Departmental fiddling.

      I’d suggest it might be worth a try in HI’s case because you seem to have a protract trail of abuses and deceptions. It does seem more of an institutional failing prevailing through management and HR and certainly abuses of power. It may be cheaper than going to court if they’re willing to take it on.

  23. I always say to OH, if something happens to be, either on the road or during an operation, and it was due to neglect from their part, do not spend money on lawyers. Keep our money in the family. Some people might disagree with my view. Feel free. I will always put my family first.

  24. Macron’s Press Secretary:

    Ndiaye is omnipresent in the film: scouting locations, crouching to slip through a pack of photographers, chewing out a journalist over a misleading title with the words, “That’s not journalism! It’s monkey-work!”

    Macron clearly relies on the 37-year-old bundle of energy. “Sibeth? Where’s Sibeth?” he asks repeatedly. With her radiant smile, voluminous plaited hair and blue Adidas sneakers, Ndiaye stands out among the geeks and hipsters who dominate his entourage.
    The camera loves her almost as much as it loves Macron. Social media raved: “She’s the star”, “The revelation of this report”, and “What a gem!”

  25. Maggie,

    Billie just gave the heads-up so I have deleted your comments. Could you please log in again, this time using your Pub name?

  26. Thanks Maggie.

    I was in the St Pats class of 1970. Chris Sidoti’s younger brother, John, was in my class. As was the redoubtable Laurie Ferguson.

  27. “Macron clearly relies on the 37-year-old bundle of energy. “Sibeth? Where’s Sibeth?” he asks repeatedly.”

    The intro to the film version of Mr Cinders is all “Jim? Where’s Jim?” Very catchy. Can’t find it on the web.

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