Fair suck of the sav, mates, I reckon those galahs in Canberra have all got a few kangaroos loose in the top paddock. This week I’ve been flat out like a lizard drinking, busier than a cat burying shit, but couldn’t help noticing these drongos dragging out 1920s slang because they think it makes them sound like ridgey didge Aussie commoners. Struth! How wrong can they be!
If I see one more photo of that up himself mongrel Scummo grinning like a shot fox or hear him say “fair dinkum” one more time I might just hop down to Canberra and give him a gobful. It’s enough to make a wowser hit the turps, the way he carries on. He’s all froth and no beer.
It’s time we rubbished this fake Aussie nonsense, so let’s have a bit of fun with it.
So all youse sheilas, grouse sorts, coves and blokes of The Pub, grab a coldie
or a glass of plonk and relax.
The chef has chucked the mystery bags on the barbie
There’s plenty of bread and dead horse, so make yourself a snag sanger.
I’ve whipped up a pav or three for pudding
and had a bit of a fossick around the pantry for bikkies and choccie for afters.
The entertainment is up to you.
237 thoughts on “Fair Dinkum Friday”
And that’s not only what you will be getting …
FREE lobsters plus a FREE set of lobster knives …
Cheapskate. The Feds offer/ed $550.
None of them can do a thing to bring down electricity prices, it’s all a con.
Just like Scummo’s drought plan, that won’t kick in until 2020, by which time we will probably be in the middle of record-breaking floods.
I often wonder if all this rah rah stuff at election time changes any votes. Using QLD as an example, lnp won in a landslide with rah rah, within 12 months social media were calling Cando Can’tdo and Labor won in a huge landslide. It will be interesting to see how we Victorians vote in about four weeks, what with msm rah rahing for lnp.
This is the same Naftali Bennett who had no problems killing Palestinians:
“I’ve killed lots of Arabs in my life – and there’s no problem with that”
The Libs think this will win them votes? Seriously?
The demographic in Chisholm has changed sharply in the last few years. I wouldn’t be altogether surprised if Ms Liu wins.
It goes without saying that I hope she doesn’t.
I think that the Prime Muppet should add to Abbott’s administrative load and appoint him special envoy to women.
“Scott Morrison’s approval ratings have dropped into negative territory for the first time with the Coalition’s political recovery also being blunted as it drops a point to now trail Labor 46/54 on two party preferred basis.
An exclusive Newspoll conducted for The Australian shows the Prime Minister taking a significant personal hit in the wake of the Wentworth by-election with his satisfaction rating falling four points over the past fortnight to 41 per cent.
Those dissatisfied with the new leader jumped a significant six points to 44 per cent, giving Mr Morrison net negative approval rating for the first time on minus three.”
ScumMo is doing so well, isn’t he.
Expect a unicorn tomorrow.
It couldn’t happen to a more deserving butt crack.
Are the cross benchers damaging their own chances of re-election by continuing to guarantee ScumMo confidence and supply ? I would suggest they are.
Supply is irrelevant at this point.
No Australian government has ever withheld supply. Labor says they will never do it.
Appropriations bills for all the important stuff were passed right after the budget. By this stage in the electoral cycle there would only be a few minor housekeeping-type appropriations bills left to pass.
It comes down to confidence, and that only means not voting with the opposition on a motion of no confidence. Anything else is open to negotiation, and ScumMo is not capable of negotiating anything.
The Liberals have a billboard with
STOP TRAFFIC CHAOS
with a great view of the new elevated train line that Labor is building.
This how it starts, can it be stopped? Will it be stopped?
What is going on at the Daily Telegraph?
Has the place been taken over by aliens with intelligence?
The Guardian is following three electorates ahead of the Victorian election.
Here’s the first installment.
Victorian election 2018:
On the ground in Morwell
A powerhouse in the grip of coal transition
Gay Alcorn checks in on the electorate in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley and finds one issue on everyone’s minds: jobs. She will return as the campaign progresses to take the seat’s pulse again
I read that, apparently the Labor person has only one name, no other information about him. Most of the story was about libs, nats and a bit about the greens, whom all had full names and backgrounds.
I’m hoping the Labor candidate gets more attention in what comes next.
We lost a truly great man yesterday.
Richard Gill, world-renowned conductor and music educator, dies age 76
Impromptu street concert on Saturday marks last moments of Gill’s life and kicks off tributes
Here’s Gill giving a TEDx talk, in 2011.
I agree, Leonie. This man really deserved the adjective”great”. Australia-and I mean the real Australia – is the poorer as the result of his death. That impromptu street concert was a tremendous send-off and a mark of how his friends regarded him.
Shakespeare wrote “If music be the food of love, play on and give me excess of it” and Richard Gill sure did that.
Farewell to one who is irreplaceable.
You would think it would be a no brainer for Labor to support in trade deals international labour conventions that ban the use of prison labour, slave labour or indentured labour. Apparently not necessarily so.
The below is really speculative, but worth keeping an eye on.
Do us all a favour: go and live there.
Just a little something to think about…
The Slight of Aphrodite.
With love betrayed, all reason to stay
And substance for existence gone.
Now…; falling, falling away..
Without sound nor purpose,
To lay like Autumn leaves forlorn,
On the forest floor…
With our eyes turned
From salvation’s dorm’,
Do we strike out alone, down barren roads?
Under the stern disdain
Of the slight of Aphrodite.
They stole the mythology of the Garden of Eden story..those Abrahamic religions..it wasn’t “God “ who was betrayed and then exiled Adam and Eve from the garden, it was Aphrodite…for she had given those two souls the primary gift of mutual affection and even more..; the gift of love..a sensuality denied to even the gods themselves..for it was their hunger that created the mythology..just to dwell on an ideal of mutual co-existence in an aura of sensual emotion..THAT was the heaven promised…and it was more than enough..But then not enough for the flaw in the human condition that desired an evil dominant even over love..: Power.
It was that perverse hunger that lost us our “Garden of Eden”. For what is the point of wanting power?…like trying to grasp a fist-full of water..it never holds or lasts long , too soon to be lost or taken from ones grasp by another soul greedy for power..Show us a history where example demonstrates any permanence of control. There is none..just some sad lineal descendants of some sad dynastic tyranny of idiots and fools.
And among all the dozens and dozens of varieties of sects and religions engraved on stick and stone, the creation mythology has to be the one universal construct involving man, woman, love and betrayal…sounds all too, too human.
Do you sleep well at night, politicians,
feeling proud that you’re stopping the boats?
Do you calculate mercy in dollars
in a ledger that adds up your votes?
Though the jungle has hidden your prison
it can never conceal what what was there,
for the story of Behrouz Boochani
will ensure that the world is aware
of the crimes that Australia committed
and the weasel-words so often said
by a government clinging to power
when all sense of compassion has fled.
Nothing like a good, thumping protest poem ..oughta put them to music…
I remember back around 2011-12 when every poll was front page news (and splashed over the banners) in the Murdoch press. I came across a copy of today’s Herald-Sun, and this week’s poll warranted about four small paragraphs up the side of page 4.
Not only that, but it is not mentioned at all on the ABC website.
As far as I can see, they might as well report the news instead of trying to direct it, because it’s pretty clear they have no influence at all. And we know they’re desperate because they’ve dragged out another piece about how much better Albanese is supposed to be (this time courtesy of Joe Hildebrand). That’s a sure sign that they’ve ceded the policy battle and are just out to disrupt.
Joe Hildebrand, Murdoch employee, is such a credible journalist – NOT!
I notice Paul Bongiorno retweeting that article yesterday. Hmmmm …..
I couldn’t be bothered reading it. If fake leadership contests are all the MSM have then things must be beyond dire for the government.
Meanwhile, in NSW, the best Gladys and Co can do to defend themselves from defeat next March is digging up ancient accusations about the deputy premiere being drunk in parliament in 2011 and allegations about Luke Foley’s behaviour at a drinks party two years ago.
It all looks pretty weak when compared with the proven allegations against Barnaby Joyce, known boozer, groper, sexual harasser and attacker of blokes in pubs, which have all been brushed aside as “just Barnaby being Barnaby”.
If the Coalition want to start flinging mud then they really should muck out their own pigsties first.
Hilderbrand reminds me of those little shits back in high-school days used to run errands for the bully…a little scurrier to the tuck shop…
The ‘cute’ thing about this Albanese talk is that, the way things have gone, the ALP could quite easily change leaders now with little to no consequences. The whole strategy from the Lib/Murdoch complex was to force the change of leader through public pressure and then crow about ALP ‘instability’. They don’t particularly care for one leader or another, they just want an angle. But how on earth they think they could make a charge of ‘instability’ stick after all the Liberals and Nationals have gone through… well, it probably hasn’t occurred to them, anyway. They just stick to the program, no matter how outdated it might be.
I suspect that’s one reason they carry on about the PPM figures and personal approval ratings. It’s not just to prop Morrison (or Turnbull) up; it’s also to destabilise the ALP in any way they can. “Shorten not cutting through” is the only message they have left now that people might respond to. They’ll continue going at it pretty hard. After all, they’ve conceded pretty much every policy area, Morrison flip-flopping all over the place to try to find a spot where he might garner some public approval.
Anyway, the bottom line is that the ALP are not sticking with Shorten because they’re worried about charges of instability. They’re sticking with him because it’s working, he’s a good leader and he’s got the measure of anyone the Liberals care to put up.
Let the games begin
No surprise there
Chairman of Cricket Australia, David Peever, is talking to Leigh.
No care, no responsibility = no resignation.
A real low-life.
These job agencies are a curse. They harm more than they help, imo.
The problem is they are a business…and if they can make more profit by keeping as many people as possible ON their books or “farming” them out for short periods of “employment” only to welcome those same clients back for a second bite of the cherry, then they will most likely do what is most profitable..
A ‘poifect’ description of the weasel.
Sam Dastyari on Abbott’s nonsense about Nauru.
Seniors in revolt after Human Services Department swamped by flood of age pension applicants
How do you live, if you have no savings, no income and no spouse with super to tide you over?
Dunno what they do in Porpoise Spit where you live, but here in Sth Aussie, we old-age pensioners at least have the option of “hustling our arse in Hindley Street” !
“You got two-bob?”
“Yeah..you got change?”
Goodness, a new company on the phone polls this evening. Ucomms, based in Melbourne. Asked all the questions about fracking in WA … I wonder why it is so important all of a sudden, (apparently the Federal Energy Minister wants the various State moratoriums on “unconventional extraction methods” to be set aside so that gas can be extracted freely https://outline.com/dqHVbh)
curioz- sorry for the delay. You were attacked by the Spam Monster.
Not to worry, I managed a double strike on the send button, which is probably why it spamified itself.
Still amused about all the questions being about fracking in WA though 😉
I think Ucomms is the Greens polling company
https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/5dcd664ec4c9d3443dfb4e6fe67e9b2b link to a large image of the table, no paywall
“Federal leadership turmoil has derailed the Victorian Coalition’s election campaign, with Labor opening up a winning two-party-preferred lead of 54 per cent to 46 per cent, four weeks before the state election.
A Newspoll taken exclusively for The Australian also has cemented Daniel Andrews’ lead on the question of who would be the better premier. The Premier is ahead of his opponent, Matthew Guy, 45 per cent to 29 per cent, in a double blow for the Coalition after federal leadership instability soured the Liberal Party brand.
Nearly a third of Victorian voters have declared they are less likely to vote Liberal on November 24 because of the change of prime minister.”
Thanks Leroy. I was starting to wonder if our State election was going to have any polling. Lovely to see these nice numbers.
Is Daniel Andrews a Collingwood supporter?….That could sway the polls a tad..
Or as dyed-in-the-wool Liberals say Dan Andrews, Labor, has done something like 29 level crossing removals
I was polled by Reachtel last night about extending the National Parks around Healesville and Mallacoota
The most serious concerns were
schools and health
electricity and environment (yup that was the grouping)
Once upon a time…
Resisting the temptation to declare that this current period of so-called governance of the nation reads and performs like the script of a Grimm Bros’ fairy tale, we have to admit…no..screw it!..it IS LIKE a fairy tale..a horrid fantasy where instead of the villains getting their just desserts, they end up like the wolves consuming the children.
There’s something badly wrong with our cultural perceptions..badly wrong..our sense of fairness has been turned upside down. All those same fairy tales, those moral insights, the Grimm Brothers..those Hans Christian Anderson anecdotes, Aesop’s fables and the rest have been trashed for the complete opposite result that is the lesson of ancient times and now anarchy and mayhem rule our days.
It truly is a bizarre turn of events, because in every moral tale told to us, to our children down the ages, at fireside or bedside..the most miserable stereotype, sniveling, vicious, narrow-eyed lying schemers are identified, chastised and given a bloody good and well-deserved walloping! Now, any one of those many mythical weaselly villains could be morphed into a Pyne. The most brutal, bullying, cold-blooded destroyer of the innocents could be at anytime ; a Dutton…the avaricious landlord or overlord, who wouldn’t hesitate to send in the bailiffs against the most sorrowful widow could unmistakably be a Murdoch…That suavo wealthy uncle, bon-vivant, amusing raconteur and apparent gentle “assistant” to the ladies…all the while slyly and slimily waiting his chance to de-flower the young maidens could easily be Turnbull (except he’s too gormless!)…any number of LNP. women can be measured up as equally vindictive nasties or cackling harridans straight from the pages of medieval folk-lore and tales warning of the evils of over indulgence and characters that stalk the innocent and unwary.
And yet..here we are with those very same ghastly beggardly representations leading the nation..voted in there by many who not only have had such dire warnings read to them as children, but to this day, most probably still read a variation exampling of such mendacious behaviour to warn off their own offspring.
So where is the “lesson”?..Where is the example?..If we cannot see the danger, why bother trying to teach our children?..why not just let the strongest in brutal aggression rule over us?…Is might right?…Murdoch obviously believes it is..Dutton does too..all their creatures have eagerly signed onto the “contract”..and it seems many of the population likes what it sees! Perhaps it is time to rewrite the fairy tales?
More mind-blowing stuff from our ATM PM
Must be in with a chance
I would hope so. An excellent choice.
Yes…seems like a nice bloke…but blast it!..makes you wish Norm Gallagher had run for parliament…coulda’ been PM with a bit of luck..
It’s about time John Alexander retired.
Seniors’s Tennis for JA.
Y’know…whilst I can see the”logic’ in choosing a high-profile, “esteemed member of the community” to run as a candidate in an election, I have to make observation that one of the reasons Australia has ended up in the pickle of divisive politics it has could be traced to the ideological divide between some of these high-educated / private educated playing out old scores in either religious denominations..like Proddy against Catholic..High-end college against low-brow private school..that grinds away into the political nature of those same “consciousness of kind” politicians who, though in difference in regards to corporate / worker interests, never goes further than a kind of ‘bitch-slap’ exchange of words in The House and then they all go out and pally-up at some top-o-the-town watering hole…all mates in it together. Why can’t we get a few tradies on those seats?…they’re not loyal party people…they’ll screw ANYONE over!
I’d like to see some real heated exchanges that meant something…perhaps a few punches thrown in just for the hell of it could be good…I notice that little weasel;Pyne even has the moxxy to wear his “old school tie” into the chamber…it would be so good to see Albo’ grab it and do one of those old “pull-n-strangle” tricks with it!
I’m thinking we need a few more Ricky Muir types in the lower house to chivvy things along a tad…Ah!…I miss that Norm Gallagher…HE would have brightened things up a bit!
Ricky Muir was far more representative of Australians than Derryn Hinch
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