I know I shouldn’t be doing this.
I really do
But I can’t stop it. I have tried,resisted the temptation,
and banged my head on the wall but sometimes the feeling comes over me that this Coalition govt. is in terminal decline and that Labor will win the next election and Shorten will be pm.
Don’t howl me down I realize I am tempting fate and there is a long way to go and i shouldn’t get cocky
but gee it is starting to look like things are pretty crook for Malcolm and his band of merry miscreants.
I cheer up every time I hear Abbott has given another speech denigrating Mal, I guffaw endlessly when I hear Jones and Hadley thunder that only bringing back Abbott can save them, I have cachinnations when Bolt and co. explode against their on party.
You can blame me if it doesn’t work out, but daring to dream and hoping for a better future can be quite fun sometimes.
Anyone else feel the same?
865 thoughts on “Look to the Future Friday”
Beautiful set-up by PvO.
re Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin
Visa processing to be outsourced
What could possibly go wrong?
And this govt here complains about a handful.
It seems to be a bit chilly in New Zealand right now.
Four days of hell: worst storm of year bears down on New Zealand
South Australians want more funding for ABC: poll
On the TAI site
Click to access TAI%20-%2030%20June%202017%20-%20South%20Australia%20-%20ABC.pdf
Includes SA federal voting poll figures. Note, not clear in this ReachTEL poll if the 1b TPP question is for the undecided, or a respondant allocated TPP for the whole sample.
Parrot at full squawk!
Yesterday Alan Jones gave the Queensland premier a hard time over the Acland mine decision.
Today it was the turn of the NSW premier on Shenhua.
Gladys began by blaming Labor, Jones demolished that furphy and it was all downhill from there as Jones became more and more irate. I wish NSW politicians would stop trying to dismiss all criticism of yesterday’s Shenhua announcement by raving on about ‘Labor granted that licence’. The exploration licence granted by Labor expired early this year, and has just been renewed by the Berejiklian government.
What sane government allows the destruction of the best farmland in the country so a Chinese company can mine coal?
Much as I loathe Jones his strong stance on mining and fracking earns him a lot of brownie points.
I wish you a very unhappy anniversary, Kate Carnell
I had thought about going down to LBJ for a look, but my gut had other ideas. Always listen to your gut.
All the way, jaeger!
All the other way, TLBD. 🙂
Hope you Pub Melburnians haven’t been / aren’t being inconvenienced too much.
Warning – this is satire.
Donald Trump Jr reviews famous works of literature.
i particularly enjoyed the review of ‘Animal Farm.
“This is a tremendous children’s story”
Why did it have to be a child that died, surely that debris could have found a scumbag instead? Geez, fate is so unfairly random.
If the victim was a “scumbag”, we wouldn’t be having a 20th anniversary memorial?
Unless the “scumbag” was Kate Carnell – that would just be karma.
P.S. Only 20 years and the text is already eroded? I hope that’s covered by the warranty…
Etched text on a polished granite slab is typical – less exposed/unprotected surface area for weathering.
Any Murray, well done.
‘Andy Murray stands up to ‘casual sexism’ to remind journalist that female tennis players exist’
Grog goes for the throat
Come on, Gladys!
“Ye shall know them by their deeds”
Since when does an “implosion” throw concrete 400 metres?
“Come and enjoy the show” says Kate.
“Since when does an “implosion” throw concrete 400 metres?”
Quite… N.B. Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery (aka CPG.)
“A twelve-year-old girl, Katie Bender, was killed instantly, and nine other people were injured.”
This little black duck
I worked as part of the crew that did all the previous implosions in ‘Straya. The people in charge where CDI founded by the dad of people we worked with after he returned from WWII. What was a young guy trained in demolition at the end of a war going to do ? 🙂 They were pretty much the only people in the world that did it back then.
The people they used in Canberra must have been cowboys. Shaped charges using military grade explosives are the go. You do not get debris showering people a kilometer away.
Here’s the guy we worked with. We got him pissed as a maggot after the first Perth implosion, a kiwi hangi will do that . His brother who turned up to the next one asked WTF did we do to him as Mark virtually never drinks let alone get drunk 🙂 I reckon he stressed out to the max over the “she’ll be right bro” attitude of what was an all Kiwi crew 😆
“The people they used in Canberra must have been cowboys.”
Quality control seems to escape more than it is harnessed.
“User pays” rules. One user did.
“Find out what clothing expenses you can claim”: ATO email, two different versions today. (Looxury!)
I read it as “ATO: Now targeting clothing expenses.”
This looks brilliant. Well done 7.5 for giving it air-time
Winner announced tomorrow night.
I don’t know much about the incident which killed that girl, but if the authorities had said the building demolition was a public spectacle I would have gone down to watch. It would have been safer to tell people to stay home and watch it on TV.
Fred and Ginger #3
Some famous songs. Thanks, Irving
Irene Handl was way more than the comedian she became
And check those dresses!
The second clip is more “Smoke gets in your eyes.”
And, sorry, it was Jerome Kern. I was getting ahead of myself.
Nadal (beaten), Djokovich (retired hurt) and Murray (hurt, soldiered on and beaten) are out.
Go, Fed Express!
I have no idea which “ladies” are left in the singles. As I said, until Graf II comes along, I’m not very interested in the “ladies”.
This little black duck
It was not QC it was penny pinching. The government hired el cheapo company and you get what you pay for. CDI were virtually the only ones who did it but after a bit of publicity cowboys wanted part of the action. CDI had decades of experience and were a family company. Things that money cannot buy.
CDI charged $900,000 for one of the buildings we did. Back in the 1980s so $900k was worth something. “All” they did was get sent the building plans and send us what needed to be done. 2 weeks before the implosion one of the brothers would turn up . At which point frenzied activity with 12-20 hour days becoming the norm. Building plans sent never seemed to match reality and so much “”adjustment” needed. Then they we would help them place the explosives and BOOM. Then off they went to the next place.
MBWA is a lost skill [boring!]. How you can manage without doing it is beyond me.
I’m listening to a cd of this. Shivers down the spine
From a hasbeen who, had it been better, never would have been
Well May We Say: Episode 27 – How Renters Having Decent Rights Helps Us All (Guest Host Mark O’Brien, CEO of the Tenants Union Victoria)
Are you sure you won’t have a gorilla?
No thanks, I’ve just put one out.
Elderly Forced To Sell Prescription Drugs To Make Ends Meet, Rural Doctors Warn
Elderly people in rural areas have in some cases been pressured to sell chronic pain medications for $20 per pill.
Sorry it isn’t cheerier.