So we have an interest in their 5 months away election which seems to be shaping up to be a fecking thrashing for the current government and a bumper harvest for the opposition parties the Liberals and the National Party. Now, Liberals does not mean liberals and the National party is not connected with the NZ National party. The Oz version being composed of people whose ancestors would have been booted out of Alabama for being too "old fashioned".
The next Prime Mincer (Hoban 1982) is likely to be Tony Abbot who has the nick name "The Mad Monk" which I had thought was part of the lovable Aussie tradition of hyperbole, or as they call it "taking the piss".
But, er, after reading his latest speech, no. He is dangerous person and should be clapped in irons and incarcerated at Her Majesty's pleasure.
I mean, look at this thing.
In the Garden of Eden that Adam and Eve could do almost as they pleased but freedom turned out to have its limits and its abuses, as this foundational story makes only too clear. Yet without freedom we can hardly be human; hardly be worthy of creation in the image of God.Snip
John, you’ve done very well with just 20 staff – but remember what Jesus of Nazareth did with just 12 and one of them turned out to be a rat!Snip
want to assure you that the Coalition will indeed repeal the carbon tax, abolish the Department of Climate Change, abolish the Clean Energy Fund. We will repeal Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, at least in its current form. We will abolish new health and environmental bureaucracies. We will deliver $1 billion in red tape savings every year. We will develop northern Australia. We will repeal the mining tax. We will create a one stop shop for environmental approvals. We will privatise Medibank Private. We will trim the public service...Translation: We will fuck the country six ways from Sunday because...God
He is talking to the Rabid Weasel Club so has the base there but even so this is pretty far out.
He will probably be the next PM because the incumbent government is a collection of fart jokes ricocheting around inside a tin can.
What can we do though? Tell the Aussies to pull themselves together? They, quite correctly, do not take notice of us. I suppose that we will have to let them make their own mistakes but it's like your friend taking up with a weird partner.
I think that this might be a job for...The Queen.