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The left dancing on air
This blog has no trouble or problem with contrary viewpoints, in fact as site owner I just love hosting posts like Ray’s effort yesterday even though I absolutely disagree with the premise and execution of Ray’s argument. That is because unlike the sad and deluded Mr Taylor I both understand and respect political diversity. As one of the “right-wingers” he alludes to in his piece I have to totally disagree with his claims about a lack of logic or rhetorical rigour. I was banned from his blog because I had a habit of forensically dissecting the arguments of the regulars there and thus making their arguments look very silly indeed. You see Taylor is a perfect example of just why the left is losing the argument in this election. Put simply they don’t understand that they do not have a monopoly on virtue and that it takes generosity to have civil debate about issues of politics. I foresee a very dreary time in the next couple of weeks on the blogs of the left Heck we may even see a few of their stalwarts on suicide watch because its hard being on the losing side when you have been fighting the good fight in the lead up to the election (as I well recall from 2007 and 2010) Ah well it must be time to remind them that tomorrow is another day when they will have to face the defeat of a bad Labor government, So while they consider the pills and booze we more sensible “right-wingers” can enjoy the air-dance being performed by the left.
- Inside the Mind of a Right Winger – Part 1 (usualsyntax.wordpress.com)
- The mandatory tweets of the self-righteous vacillating centrist stats bore: a user’s guide (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
- Right-wingers aren’t all evil. For some reason this banal fact needs regular repeating (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
- Delingpole on Friday: Why there’s no point arguing with lefties. (bogpaper.com)
- Why Do Some People Really Seem To Hate Obama Care So Much? (americanliberaltimes.com)
- Want to Win a Political Debate? Try Making a Weaker Argument (psmag.com)
New Again Dear Leader to make a stellar announcement today
I am glad to be able to share with our readers the result of a leak from within the ALP of the New Again Dear Leader’s visionary plans to relocate our entire Air force to a brand new location with a new global mission. Today at the debate with Tony Abbott the New Again Dear Leader will be announcing that our primary air base will be the international space station which the New Again Dear Leader has agreed to buy at a minuscule Billion billion dollars. and to pay for this great leap forward the New Again Dear Leader will be instituting a new tax on orgasms made possible by the interactive possibilities of smart phone technology ,twitter and the NBN.
Find below an extract from a draft the New Again Dear Leader’s opening speech also leaked to the Sandpit:
Friends we face the great challenge of just how we can be a global player in the affairs of the world when we are so isolated in the southern hemisphere and all of the great theatres of war are in the north, So to answer this global challenge there can be only one way that we can have the correct technological specificity and ensure that we have the most certain suck of the sauce bottle we have to nationalise the international space station and make it the forward operating base for our aircraft. Of course Mister Abbott will tell you that this can not be done and that we as a nation can not afford the cost of such a scheme but what else would you expect from the man who has been so negative? He has no vision and no understanding of the greatness that the Australian Labor Party can bring to this nation of ours.
Further on in the speech he explains just how the orgasm tax will work:
Its is well known that we are a nation of innovators and that is why this new O-tax will be such a screaming success, by implanting a sub-dermal micro chip under the skin of every Australian and linking their output to the NBN we will be able to tell when every Australian experiences orgasm and they will then be charged the minuscule sum of $5.68. to incentivise the nation there will be a discount for those who orgasm with the greatest frequency, so with 24 million Aussies reaching a crescendo of pleasure, pulling for the nation so to speak, on a regular basis we will very quickly accumulate enough funds to fund both the purchase the space station and the supporting infrastructure .
Being a man of political balance I have of course sought out a response from the leader of the opposition and a spokesperson for Tony Abbott told me this over the phone:
“Rudd is just projecting his masturbation fantasies here mate just as he is about moving the Navy north its all a load of rubbish about buying the space station however I do think the orgasm tax is a dinkum Idea from the New Again Dear Leader and its designed to drain the funds from the Greens who we all know are the biggest mob of wankers in the country …”
So in the end this is obviously the sort of nonsense that we can expect form a desperate regime who know that they are beaten and will promise the country the skies themselves even though they know and we know that they know that they are incapable of delivering any of their ever more fanciful wild promises.
- Space station astronauts to be provided with 3-D printer to make parts (spacemart.com)
- The International Space Station Just Passed Directly Over California’s Wildfire (theatlantic.com)
- Hot in the kitchen for Rudd (iainhall.wordpress.com)
- GM, NASA take first steps toward Terminator bot (reviews.cnet.com)
- See the International Space Station pass over Alabama tonight (al.com)
- Space Station Transits Sun 08-17-2013 (jarphys.wordpress.com)
- The International Space Station Just Passed Directly Over California’s Wildfire (kielarowski.wordpress.com)
- Round three: Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott to debate again on Wednesday (theguardian.com)
- It’s the Internet…stupid. Labor NBN vs Coalition luddites. (thenwhatarewefightingfor.wordpress.com)
- Labor’s National Broadband Network ad oversimplifies its benefits (abc.net.au)
Wit, anticipation and confected fear
Of selfies and lies
As i wait for this game to arrive in my PO box from the UK * I can’t help thinking that the launch trailer says a lot about the ALP campaign thus far. Right have you watched the trailer (this means you Ray 😉 )yet? The save the world speech, although laden with profanity very much reminds me of our new Again Dear Leader who would have the nation believe that Tony Abbott is an alien invader and that only he can save the country by putting his underpants on over his trousers and spreading the word that the nation will be destroyed under an Abbott government.
For a man who declared that he was opposed to negative campaigning we are seeing a great deal that is negative coming out of Team Labor but worse still we are seeing a great deal that is fake as well like the ads staring
It reminds me of several other campaigns run by the ALP over the last few years, like the one for which the built an expensive set that pretended to be an average Aussie Kitchen at the cost of many thousands of dollars to promote the Carbon tax compensation when they could have just used the real thing for just a couple of grand. Sadly this dedication to artifice and faux reality is all too common and you would think that given the clear intention to try to use social media in its campaign that the ALP would have grasped the fundamental importance of veracity when it comes to their advertising. Surely there must be some real people who are actually afraid of an Abbott government rather than a professional liar sprouting her lines for a fee.
Ah well that leads me to a question for our dear readers, which is to ask what political ads have struck you as being above average or real clangers. More importantly which ads do you think have been effective in selling their message?
*This little black duck does not want to have a censored version of the game ho hum…
- PM and Abbott to meet in people’s forum (bigpondnews.com)
- Kevin Rudd, Tony Abbott trade blows over attack ads as poll shows Labor in trouble (abc.net.au)
- Preaching to the unconverted (smh.com.au)
- Plants vs Zombie Rudd (iainhall.wordpress.com)
- Rudd ‘returns fire’ with negative Abbott adverts (smh.com.au)
- Labor targets Coalition’s ‘unfair’ paid parental leave scheme; Abbott says Rudd ‘doesn’t get it’ (abc.net.au)
- We will spend money more wisely: Abbott (news.smh.com.au)
- Rudd ‘returns fire’ with ads (canberratimes.com.au)
- Can Labor still win? Oh, yes (smh.com.au)
- Abbott slams ‘squalid’ ALP preference deal (news.theage.com.au)
Plants vs Zombie Rudd
When I having something of a “senior” moment I have been known to say that “I’m on drugs” in reference to my pain meds. Well watch this and I invite you dear reader to consider just what kind of drugs the New Again Dear Leader is on in this video:
Besides the unbelievable LITURGY suggesting that victory is possible for the ALP what I found so irksome was the New Again Dear Leader telling this bunch of children that the “ALP build things and the Coalition Knock them down “ which is bollocks because the truth is that the ALP plan to build things and then fail more often than they succeed in making anything worth while. .
Any way the reason I’m posting this is because the New Again Dear Leader distinctly says that he is “is not gong to draw breath” for the next three weeks until the election. Now the last time I checked a human being can survive for a couple of minutes with out breathing and after about five minutes you have irrevocable brain damage so imagine the state of the New Again Dear Leader ‘s brain by the time that the polls open on September 7… this must mean that we already have a Zombie PM in the lodge
- The party is over for The New Again Dear Leader (iainhall.wordpress.com)
- It’s Time… To Not Decide (theleftestate.com)
- In The National Interest: Preference The Greens Out Of Existence (iainhall.wordpress.com)
- Peter Beattie and that telling grin (iainhall.wordpress.com)
- Rudd defends dumping ALP candidate (bigpondnews.com)
- Independent Andrew Wilkie demands removal of ‘defamatory’ ALP billboard (abc.net.au)
Haggis and Daleks
Well yesterday we had the announcement of the election for September 7 and for some of us that is the big news item of the week however those of us with a moire fantastical view of the multi-verse the announcement of far more importance is just who will be piloting the Tardis now that Matt Smith has decided to pass on the key. With great fanfare and run live on the ABC ( at 4am local time ) we now know that its going to be Peter Capaldi and I for one look forward to a Doctor with a bit more “guts” that the rather whimpy Matt Smith . Don’t get me wrong I have enjoyed Smith’s imagining of the character of the doctor his whimsy was the perfect weather change to the the rather tortured Time Lord when David Tennant filled the Doctor’s boots but whimsy can only take you so far before it becomes quite annoying.
Oh and wouldn’t it be nice if the Doctor retained Capaldi’s lovely Scottish brogue?
- Peter Capaldi Announced As The New Doctor Who (firewireblog.com)
- Doctor Who: How will Peter Capaldi play the 12th Doctor? (metro.co.uk)
- Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi revealed as new Time Lord (telegraph.co.uk)
- BBC names Peter Capaldi as new ‘Doctor Who’ lead actor (theverge.com)
- The Twelfth Doctor Is Peter Capaldi! (lezgetreal.com)
Its the “Selfie” election
Well it will surprise no one at all that the election has finally been called for September 7 as Kevin himself announced to me in my in box:
Ah now we can get down to some real scrutiny and blow by blow game commentary, because no matter how dour and serious players (or supporters)on either team are now that the election is out of the faux campaign and unto the Pukka election process we can have a bit of fun with it and still have respect for the process.
Although Rudd has been leading us on a merry dance for the last month I don’t expect anything truly new or innovative during the campaign except for many silly “selfies” posted on twitter and an attempt to use the social media as a campaigning tool.
Finally lets not forget that all Rudd has to do to “win” at a personal level is to not loose in a landslide anything more than that will make him a saviour of the party and we all know that is the prize he is really fighting for, and even an Abbott government won’t deny him that.
“It wern’t me Guv”.
There is no doubt in my mind, or the mind of other fair minded people who want justice to prevail over the rioters from Nauru that they do not need a legal process with all the bells and whistles for a just outcome to the process. Its not like a street riot where the participants could both arrive and disappear out of the general population the perps in this case were all from a confined population and they were definitively there and I have no doubt that there is video footage of the riots which will show who among the detainees was involved and once their involvement with the riot, in any measure, is established then they are all culpable for the damage that was done.
Our friends from the left are usually very keen to support collectivist ideals when it suits them but when the collective breaks the law they seem rather determined that every miscreant should be tried as an individual and able to tie up huge amounts of the court’s resources in a futile effort to argue “It wern’t me Guv“. Maybe* what we need is a few very public floggings of the ringleaders on Nauru to remind this cohort of mendicants that we don’t want import scum bags into our country, after all we have enough of our own here already chief among them the crew led by our New again Dear Leader…