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War planning and climate change

Posted October 1, 2013 into Blunty by John Birmingham

One my favorite flavors of troll bait.

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BigWillieStyle asserts...

Posted October 1, 2013

I'll be amazed if you get more than 10 comments on this one.

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Lobes ducks in to say...

Posted October 1, 2013

Brilliant article and the penultimate sentence touches upon what most of the "save the boats" crowd are missing. If and when climate change causes a mass refugee crisis (think 60 million bangladeshis looking for higher ground) its going to be essential to have a border management policy. I say manage and not control because realistically the Australian coastline is too big too control.

Murphy has opinions thus...

Posted October 1, 2013

Indoctrinate and co-opt the ones you think are potentially reliable into helping you police your coastline.

That said, finding a way to accomodate and adapt to immigrant populations is probably going to be a more successful strategy than simply trying to fence yourselves in.

Respects,

Murph

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Blarkon puts forth...

Posted October 1, 2013

Yeah but Australia is going to be even more like Arrakis - so your climate change refugees are probably going to look for somewhere a little more hospitible, like Antarctica.

Murphy mutters...

Posted October 1, 2013

Desalinization plants.

Of course, you'd have to get past that pesky anti-nuke policy of yours.

Lulu would have you know...

Posted October 1, 2013

We have a desal plant here in Victoria. Of course, by the time it was completed, the drought had ended but we're ready for the next one.

Peter Bradley has opinions thus...

Posted October 1, 2013

We also have a desal plant in Adelaide so now all we need is a carbon neutral way of powering it!

damian is gonna tell you...

Posted October 1, 2013

Desal plants can work just fine on solar, if they are needed. And more so on wind, as the energy in weather cranks up.

NBlob mutters...

Posted October 2, 2013

My Dad had a cracker of an idea. Google map the Airport of your choice. Imagine all of that blacktop; runways, taxiways, verges, aprons, feeders etc laced with pipes carrying ethyl glycol, fed through a heat exchanger, boiling seawater. Hey presto almost free potable water.

Airports resurface regularly, the trick would be a modular unit one could drop in as scheduled maintenance.

damian mumbles...

Posted October 3, 2013

The pipes don't have to be anything fancy, since the heat-absorbing part should be the low-pressure (expansion) side anyway. If they are going to get really hot then something that'll work with that is indicated...otherwise PVC drainpipe is fine. Mind you there are plastics these days that I'm sure could handle the temperatures you'd see under the tarmac.

Point is that there might be some sense in nuclear for some applications, but the ones that really do make sense are vanishingly few. Meantime we are simply astonishingly stupid about heat and the wide range of existing technologies that make good use of it, simply because they don't fit into the right people's business models.

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Halwes mutters...

Posted October 1, 2013

Buy shares in guns, nuclear weapons, private detention companies and sunscreen. No reason why we should starve, burn and go broke at the same time.

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Murphy is gonna tell you...

Posted October 1, 2013

Every other day on various feeds I see report after report of military installations turning to solar and wind power while working on hybrid and electric engine designs for future support and combat vehicles.

Respects,

Murph

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ShaneAlpha would have you know...

Posted October 1, 2013

Don't forget the ones that run on high temperature gas fuel cells.

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Conspiracy Cat mutters...

Posted October 1, 2013

Wow, JB. You've got yourself one hell of a troll-fest going on over there at Blunty, and it's not even lunch time. (They are trolls, right?) It was tempting to leave a comment about Creationism, and how that is the only model which has yet proved accurate, but all that virtual shouting was giving me a headache. I'm going to google search Nigella Lawson recipes instead.

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insomniac mumbles...

Posted October 1, 2013

Speaking of upcoming wars, is it true that TA, in his conversations with President BamBam, said he thought Pebbles had let herself go somewhat, and that he always had a thing for Betty, a girl with real sex appeal?

NBlob asserts...

Posted October 2, 2013

Noice

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Dino not to be confused with mumbles...

Posted October 1, 2013

Nice article JB.

Sweet F' All denier comments.

All dressed up...

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HAVOCK21 would have you know...

Posted October 1, 2013

What fkn warming!

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damian mutters...

Posted October 1, 2013

The rapid disapperance of arctic ice is itself a developing naval situation. Shipping companies are already banking on the new routes.

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sibeen swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 2, 2013

Fuck I despise blunty.

Make a comment, nada, zilch, nothing. A bloody black hole.

John Birmingham mutters...

Posted October 2, 2013

Me too. My security certificate expired at least a month ago. I still haven't been able to shake free a new access code from IT. And without me tending the comments, they can go for hours without an update.

HAVOCK21 reckons...

Posted October 2, 2013

tell ya what, hows about, you post up here th e/mail addy oif the editor and his IT mates, I think, that in reasonably short fkn order we might well get the message through to the fkn muppets!

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Peter Bradley swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 2, 2013

"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome."
-- Samuel Johnson,

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tqft puts forth...

Posted October 2, 2013
As I said over there the wars have started it is a question of how hot.

Be looking at Siberia as a possible sight of conflict again between the Chinese and Russians.
Also Antarctica at least parts maybe habitable within 100 years. Are we even thinking that far ahead? The time to think is now so we can preemptively act when it becomes an issue


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ShaneAlpha ducks in to say...

Posted October 2, 2013

I am thinking of the walruses. I thinking of Havok let loose with an army of heavily armed walruses to command.

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Sinnysider reckons...

Posted October 2, 2013

Looks like Greenland may soon live up to it's name again ; for those in the Northern hemisphere.,looking to move! It'll be much smaller ,of course, without the ice sheet!

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DiddyWrote ducks in to say...

Posted October 2, 2013

The US military consumes about 85 million barrels of oil a year making it the biggest single consumer in the world. Even without global warming, peak oil will make the worlds only superpower impotent unless it finds different way to fuel it's war machine.

According to the US Army Materiel Command a gallon of fuel delivered to the US military in action can cost up to $400. Think about that when you next fill up the tank (petrol not battle).

HAVOCK21 mumbles...

Posted October 2, 2013

Diddy, yep, then think about the types of tanks the US operates, that is, the types of multifuel engines they have in the M1 series....yep. JET FKN TURBINE! and...well dont get me started, but we bought some........ UNFKN FORTUNATELY!

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Freebaggers

Posted September 26, 2013 into Blunty by John Birmingham

They're a curse.

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nhamilton@iinet.net.au mumbles...

Posted September 26, 2013

It has always been known as The Hairy Tongue in my world. A bit of fun with a borrowed camera at a wedding led to the bride asking what was in the photo that looked like a hairy tongue.

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Dino not to be confused with has opinions thus...

Posted September 26, 2013

Yeah, but JB, Summer is basically here and going commando is about as "Australian" as you can get.

AY Mate!

How's your eggs?.

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Mayhem's Mum reckons...

Posted September 26, 2013

I myself would not have noticed a rehearsal of The Full Monty by the local amateuer theatrical society if I had a plate of dukkah dusted eggs before me. Have you become so gastronomically jaded, Mr Birmingham, Sir, that a mere 'A Capella' display can put you off your holiday breakfast? A word to the wise, good Sir. Avert your eyes and clean your plate. Wasting food is inexcusable when there are people out there who cannot afford undergarments let alone dukkah dusted eggs.

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Rob puts forth...

Posted September 26, 2013

Balls! like what I saw tonight. (just pimping my new blog thingy)

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Jayanthi's Atomic Cat swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 27, 2013
My cabaret group is booked to do an NYE show at the local nudie retreat. Maybe you could come and compere. I'm told that graded exposure therapy is effective and since you've already done step one...

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AllyOops mumbles...

Posted September 27, 2013

?thanks for the links much appreciated. I do wonder if the fairfax overlords realise that I don't read smh rather I read Ross G, Julia B, yourself and others. Now you are all in a pool of commentary perhaps I am supposed to think of you all as fair fax comments. That's no way to treat the talent and can only weaken their shaky business model.

John Birmingham swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 27, 2013

Maybe you should tell them.

AllyOops has opinions thus...

Posted September 27, 2013

Done!

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Miss Maudy reckons...

Posted September 27, 2013

FLASHBACKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As a child (maybe 11 or 12) at my grandparents place, sleeping on the couch in the lounge room. Grandfather did not see fit to wear undergarments of any description ever. In summer, he wore stubbies. From my supine position on the couch, the view was unforgettable.

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Ol' Jim mutters...

Posted September 27, 2013

My brother has the nasty habit of free-balling in shorts and driving with one leg up on near the gear stick. Manys the time I've had to insist the kiwifruit get put away in the fruit bowl.

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Of time and music

Posted September 19, 2013 into Blunty by John Birmingham

I'm trying to avoid writing about politics for a little while, although Clive Palmer is sorely tempting me. Today's Blunty, about discovering an old album which had passed me by, is my attempt to stay away from all too easy to make jokes about Prime Minister Toned Abs.

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Mayhem's Mum puts forth...

Posted September 19, 2013

One is dismayed by the vast number of classic songs that are covered, sampled and outright stolen by the talentless naked whores who pass for musicians these days. One constantly finds oneself muttering 'I used to like that song' before furiously hurling one's crystal set into the corner of the Oubliette. Their insidious behaviour would be less annoying if one could convince the talentless naked whores to get off my lawn.

Correction. My Lord And Master Greybeard's (Keeper of the crystal, bringer of gruel, genetic mutater of rats) lawn. Perhaps one might convince said Lord and Master to transfer his genetic mutation experiments from the Raterati to the talented naked whores. His first experiment could be to train the whores to actually sing. The second, to put some pants on. The third? To get off my (his) lawn. Yes. Yes, this is a good plan. One shall start work on the bribe immediately. A rat skin fedora should do it.

w from brisbane mumbles...

Posted September 19, 2013

Though MM, the good thing about that is, I can say my rock/pop listening consists of 90% new music. Ain't I awesome?
Mind you, the fact that my new music mostly sounds like it could have come straight from the seventies, still leaves me an enormous and enjoyable range of new performers and songs.

beeso reckons...

Posted September 19, 2013

Those classic songs? They just stole from someone else. http://everythingisaremix.info/watch-the-series/

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NBlob swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 19, 2013

Is there a martial arts term for the moment of maximum fkedupness? At least a Sun Tzu reference? I guess deadline for X000 words has a certain motivational quality.

damian would have you know...

Posted September 19, 2013

The second law of thermodynamics as a koan perhaps?

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Rob mumbles...

Posted September 19, 2013

Musical kinda week.....

I had some amazon preorder shiny discs arrive this week on idie/hipster black vinyl no less. The new Nine Inch Nails album arrived but with a CD included ( i don't own a turntable) so its on my PS3 playing off the hard drive. I bought the vinyl because it was cheap to buy a bundle and reminds of the day I bought their first LP back in 1989 when I didnt have a CD player nor children but I did have black dreadlocks and a $37.50 weekly rental payment to find.

Clive Palmer's output reminds me of this book http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Can't_Happen_Here, scary when you compare his ramblings to Buzz Windrip.

Oh and I got some artwork published on Laibach's website 'their not nazis its all about the art man...' to paraphrase JB in that book he wrote.

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Barnesm asserts...

Posted September 19, 2013

I posted a while ago on Bluntie, and as at a few minutes ago on 3 comments - is there a problem over there?

John Birmingham asserts...

Posted September 19, 2013

Yes. The problem is my security certificate has expired and the process of getting it renewed is Hell. So I can't get in to wrangle comments.

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Conspiracy Cat swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 19, 2013

Avast, Cap'n Birmingham! Ye scurvey dog! Here it be 'International Talk Like A Pirate' day, and ye be yammerin' about landlubber stuff. Ye could have at least sung the lads a bawdy sea shanty. Arrgh, I ort tae keelhaul ye!

Lulu is gonna tell you...

Posted September 19, 2013

By complete coincidence, this morning I was reading Caitlin Moran's account of interviewing Keith Richards on a previous 'International Talk Like A Pirate' day.

excerpt:

"to be frank, everything Keith Richards says is in the cadence of Pirate. With his black eyes, bandanna and earring, even at 67, he has the air of a rakish gentleman forced to steal a frigate and abscond from polite society - due to some regrettable misunderstanding about a virgin daughter, a treasure map and a now-smouldering Admiralty building. "

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The Return of the Ruddbot

Posted June 28, 2013 into Blunty by John Birmingham

A spare Blunty I knocked up after the ALP's shennanigans took all the air out of my Edward Snowden piece.

Everyone had thought the movie was over, but in the very last act, when all seemed lost, rising from the smoking rubble, twisted steel girders falling and crashing all around the flame scarred mono-bonded carbon armour of its outer plating, the Ruddbot spooled up its fusion stacks, threw off the last clinging ant-like warriors of the Usurper Queen and bellowed its war shout.

"Must toodle-oo! Coming Albo?"

Unsurprisingly, some commenters can't help themselves and simply had to let their humourless inner gimp off the leash.

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FormerlyKnownAsSimon puts forth...

Posted June 28, 2013

Oh dear dog. The list of parallels to public figures is endless. Endless i tells ya! I'd like to take a shot but for fear of a possible libel suit i think i will just toy with it in my mind.

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Lulu is gonna tell you...

Posted June 28, 2013

I'd move to Queensland just so I could vote against the treacherous, sanctimonious little sh!t.

Lulu is gonna tell you...

Posted June 28, 2013

To clarify: I meant Rudd not our esteemed host JB.

Rob puts forth...

Posted June 28, 2013

If you move to Qld you can probably kill two birds with one stone. Vote against Rudd and sneak into JB's pool for a swim. Everyone loves double prizes.

Conspiracy Cat has opinions thus...

Posted June 29, 2013

No, Lulu, don't listen to him! You do NOT want to swim in JB's pool. At least, not until he figures out how to remove the port-wine-jelly stains. And the goat.

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NBlob reckons...

Posted June 28, 2013

2 words. Huzz & Zah.

Disregard the petty sniping from those so called Booker Prize judges. You sir are an artist. Perhaps the greatest artist of our time. The delicate counterpoint achieved by extracting urine, PoMo references and dancing around the pyre of irony. Delicous.

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BigWillieStyle has opinions thus...

Posted June 28, 2013

I slept in this morning. Is Rudd the PM today? So fucken hard to keep track these days.

Surely there's a phalanx of ALP pointy-head types hunched over in a bunker somewhere studying polling numbers? Adam Scott seems to be pretty popular these days. I think the 5,714 Hemsworth brothers are travelling quite well too. Mel from Kochie n' Mel needs a new gig.

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pi mutters...

Posted June 28, 2013

That kerthunking sound you keep hearing is the sound of bricks being shat.

I honestly believe that Tony Abbott is the Mark Latham of the liberals. The people who'd vote for him will never vote for anyone else, but there are some people, for whatever reason, would have chosen him over Gillard. Now that the Ruddbot is back, people will start feeling all the sunshine and light that only this particular ferverance will allow.

Now... I've got to zip, but I'll be back later...

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Shifty Tourist has opinions thus...

Posted June 28, 2013

Just can't believe how many times the ALP can commit electoral suicide during two terms in office.... ditching Rudd in the first place was a huge mistake, Gillard was always going to struggle being under the cloud of "the assassination" of KRudd. The only way she was ever going to gain legitimacy was by winning big in the following election.... but she didn't of course.... partly because of Rudd, but also partly because the ALP couldn't get their shite together.... also because Gillards entire communications team needed to be fed to the sharks.... or fired, whichever is the more apprioprate in the circumstances. How any communications team can think that coming out and saying she hadn't been "the real Julia" in the middle of an election.... I almost screamed... have these people never worked in communications before?

That was not the first, nor the last act of political footshooting. Then they go back to Rudd.... who, will probably get a bump in the polls, hey he could probably win the election.... but only if it were held in the next two weeks.... after that people will realise, hey, the ALP are so disfunctional they've just changed leaders again, I'm glad the righted the wrong against Rudd, now... where do I found Abbotts name on this ballot box?

Stupidity.... Before this the ALP were committing slow suicide by living a hard and fast lifestyle, cigarettes, booze, sex drugs and rock and roll. But this is suicide by arsenic!!!

In my humble, inexpert opinon of course.

Shifty Tourist is gonna tell you...

Posted June 28, 2013

Just to get in before any possible pendants who might be lurking;

I realise voters don't elect a PM directly

And I meant ballot paper, and ballot box.

Oh and grammer and spelling arn't my thing.

Darth Greybeard has opinions thus...

Posted June 28, 2013

Is there anything else you'd like to confess my son? Everything here is subject to the seal of the derisional and will never be repeated. Trust me, I have one of those robe thingies and a funny hat.

Shiftytouristfromthefuture asserts...

Posted June 28, 2013

NOOOOOOOOOOO!

w from brisbane mumbles...

Posted June 28, 2013

Too late, Mr. Shifty 'Nickleback' Tourist.

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Shifty Tourist would have you know...

Posted June 28, 2013

Thanks Greybeard...

I think I also once bought a Nickleback album... their song "How You Remind Me" was THE only song that really understood my pain.

Wow, I feel so much better now. If anybody found that out I'd be REALLY screwed.

insomniac mumbles...

Posted June 28, 2013

Don't worry. It's been recorded and triangulated, and someone, somewhere is just reaching for the phone to give WikiLeaks a call

Shifty Tourist mumbles...

Posted June 28, 2013

But.. but... he said the confession was protected by the seal of the derisional, so ..... hang on.... derisional... oh shit... I see what he did there, GREYBEARD!!!! (shakes fist)

NBlob asserts...

Posted June 28, 2013

With him it's the triple crown of derisional, decrepit & more than a little delusional.

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yankeedog mumbles...

Posted June 28, 2013

Ruddsie's back! We kept your chair warm for you!

Shifty Tourist puts forth...

Posted June 28, 2013

Unconfirmed reports (in other words made up) say he his first words to caucus on being reappointed were "as I was saying before I was rudely interrupted"

pi swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted June 28, 2013

That's gold Shifty.

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MickH has opinions thus...

Posted June 28, 2013

I'm still chuckling over Greybeards "Gina the Hutt' comment

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damian is gonna tell you...

Posted June 28, 2013

Read it this morning and loved it, but didn't have time to comment and couldn't stick around to join in the fun. Nice, and I especially liked the graphic. Having determined that I'd be listening to nothing but Liszt 'cello sonatas from now till the election, and in the case of what seemed like the inevitable despair-inducing result, several years afterward, I find now that this will be an interesting election after all.

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damian mutters...

Posted June 28, 2013

Read it this morning and loved it, but didn't have time to comment and couldn't stick around to join in the fun. Nice, and I especially liked the graphic. Having determined that I'd be listening to nothing but Liszt 'cello sonatas from now till the election, and in the case of what seemed like the inevitable despair-inducing result, several years afterward, I find now that this will be an interesting election after all.

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andyf has opinions thus...

Posted June 29, 2013

you have to help us at this point o jb.

which faction is the evil Thatcherite one?

damian is gonna tell you...

Posted June 29, 2013

The current leader of the opposition, Tony Abbot, is a non-ideological social conservative who is aligned with the Thatcher-like right of the conservative movement in Australia. While he doesn't appear to have a personal position on economics, he clearly hangs with business types and has a tendency not to understand that things might exist outside of a mainstream context where people are making money from it. Hence for instance his recently much-publicised remark that Malcolm Turnbull "virtually invented" the internet in Australia.

What Turnbull actually did was invest in an internet company during the 90s tech boom, and the fact he made quite a bit of money doing so made "the internet" respectable for some conservative business types (while Australia actually innovates and invents stuff "above its weight", Australian business traditionally is extremely suspicious of innovation compared to almost anywhere else... something must already be proved in the USA before the rusted-on investors will consider it). The internet in Australia, of course, was built by the universities without the co-operation of the monopoly telecom provider, who was the recipient of largesse when the government of the time turned this infrastructure over to it with the intent it should be made profitable "somehow".

Arguably Turnbull himself, who is currently the opposition communications spokesman, is more a classic Thatcherite economic neo-liberal. However he happens to be a social liberal too, so he both appeals to the Australian left to whom he seems less extremist than Abbott, and fails to convince the unpleasant social conservatives that Australia has in as much abundance as anywhere, possibly more so as you might note from some of the press around the sexist treatment of Australia's first female PM over the last 3 years. Rudd is ALP-right but not far from centre, probably more like Tony Blair than any Aus politician at the moment. The recently deposed Gillard and the new deputy PM Albanese are ALP left by background, though both position (or positioned) themselves as centrist reformers. Albanese made a rather wonderful statement in the middle of another leadship challenge a few months ago to the effect that he wished this stuff would all go away because "I just want to fight Tories. That's what I do". There is an equally wonderful cartoon of Albanese with this statement available on a t-shirt... Personally, I'd love to see Albo as PM and I hope he will be one day.

That's a moderately partisan telling, but should be as good a breifing as you might expect...

w from brisbane puts forth...

Posted June 29, 2013

That is very good, damian.

And Rudd is an economic and social conservative, but with a strong social justice ethic.

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When too much Blunty is barely enough

Posted June 20, 2013 into Blunty by John Birmingham

It looked like the lawyers might bury my Cory Bernardi piece this morning, leading me to run up a stand by piece on the gobsmacking muntery of the Nine Network all but demanding a seat at the selectors table for the Australian Test Cricket team.

BWS has already won the comments. Twice, because of the werd double post thing at Fairfax today.

Ready bowler.

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insomniac would have you know...

Posted June 20, 2013

are you using an adjective or a verb?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mumbles...

Posted June 20, 2013

I'm actually not quite sure.

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Kat puts forth...

Posted June 20, 2013

Bernardi is a douche bag - that is an indisputable fact :D

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Barnesm puts forth...

Posted June 20, 2013

I think I got a comment in before the Bernard story got pulled.

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Timmo is gonna tell you...

Posted June 20, 2013

Bernardi - now there's a topic to get the Snark going - utter tool!

UntamedSnark would have you know...

Posted June 20, 2013

We Snarks have taken a look at this twisted little growth and backed away in horror, his mouthbreather mentality gives us a headache.

Currently modifying the arsenal of nerf guns into derp guns that can send darts of in not sanity then acme style silence through the ether in his direction.

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Shifty Tourist has opinions thus...

Posted June 20, 2013

I thought it can only defammation if it wasn't true, surely any legal defence based on the fact the Bernardi ISN'T a douchebag would be blantant perjury.... especially given that it would be nearly impossible for Cory's lawyers to argue such a case with a straight face.

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Anthony would have you know...

Posted June 20, 2013

I sat opposite Cory Bernardi at a conference dinner once - he was very personable and quite pleasant but the whole time I kept looking around for the men in the white coats and I really had this urge to shower after I got back to the hotel.

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MickH ducks in to say...

Posted June 20, 2013

Didn't channel 9 do that once before? They called it World Series Cricket

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w from brisbane would have you know...

Posted June 20, 2013

I've always considered it odd that Channel 9 does the coin toss.

UntamedSnark ducks in to say...

Posted June 20, 2013

Why? They are natural tossers

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Comment of the Year

Posted June 11, 2013 into Blunty by John Birmingham

Today's Blunty, about the coming annihilation of the ALP gives us this comment from Mintslice, which should probably be graven into rock somewhere:

The fact that K Rudd is most loved by people who have had nothing to do with him speaks volumes.

His baffling appeal among witless suburban voters reflects the reality that very few soccer moms or tradies at home watching The Block at night have had to deal with this kind of elite psychotic bureaucrat in their life times.

I have. He creeps me out on so many levels. Hes like Lord Varys from Game of Thrones without the balls.

I completely understand the ALP's apparent preference for self immolation.

Rudd was the master of his own demise - when, in the finest control freak elite public servant fashion he thought he could engineer a mining tax without consulting industry.

Any sane person might thing that people you are regulating can have some productive input into the process, even if they dont like the outcome, but this sneaky little prick thought he could just spring it on them - as if governing by surprise with an inner circle of 24 year olds is any way of running the country.

Hes been scuttling around in the dark like a cockroach ever since, spreading shit and disease in the hope that he'll be the last roach left after the fallout settles.

Mark Latham is completely right about this guy. Rudd is an evil little snake hiding behind Jesus - as the worst of them always do.

The "affable nerd" routine shouldn't fool anyone with a modicum of life experience - but we're talking swinging voters here - the very definition of brain death.

Rudd has done a remarkable thing - he's given me a sense of perspective that there is something worse than the appalling white trash baiting Frat Boy vibe of Tony Abbott.

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Murray is gonna tell you...

Posted June 11, 2013

While I agree that Rudd is a slimy prick, I don't think he'd be as damaging in the long term as 4 years of Abbott.

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Blarkon asserts...

Posted June 11, 2013

Hope Mintslice feels fucking awesome about the endless Abbott government. Cos that's what this little vendetta is going to get you. Talk about cutting off your fucking nose to spite your fucking face.

Every time one of these muppets gets up and whinges during the next 15-20 years of Abbott's reign, all we have to do is say "well you thought he'd be better than fucking Kevin".

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Blarkon reckons...

Posted June 11, 2013

's like the muppets who thought voting for Nader was an awesome idea, so the world got 8 years of George W Bush.

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Wyn Richards would have you know...

Posted June 11, 2013

This comment, and Latham's passionate observations on Q&A absolutely nails it. Rudd is a spiteful white-anter who holds his enemies in the ALP with more contempt than he does toward Abbott and his cronies. As our local bum waxer says, "Can't see the arse through the forest"

Love the cockroach analogy.

Blarkon mutters...

Posted June 11, 2013

"Passionate observations" is code for "batshit ramblings" right?

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Neuronhead ducks in to say...

Posted June 11, 2013

but we're talking swinging voters here - the very definition of brain death

If no one ever voted differently we'd only need elections when the population had recycled enough to make it possible for a new government to elected. And people would only need to vote once in their lifetimes as no one would ever change their vote. Sounds legit.

I, on the other hand, vote for the party that I think has the best policies for the current climate, because I am a crazed lunatic.

murray asserts...

Posted June 11, 2013

'Swing voters' should not be confused with 'people who change their minds'.
It's parlance for 'people who live in a marginal seat'. More specifically it's "people who live in a marginal seat who don't give a shit about the rest of the coutnry as long as they get something for themselves"
Go back and watch some of the 'townhall' style debates from the previous election. "What's in it for me" asks the upper middle class white guy.

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Jack The Economic Canberra Conscript has opinions thus...

Posted June 11, 2013

I'll be in Europe on 14 Sep. I'll be fucked if I'm going to come back if The Negatives and the The Idiot and his 1950's acolytes are ruining the joint. I'll be amusing myself in some cheap but entertaining village in Spain, throwing pesos at them via the NSA monitored Internet ;)

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Rob has opinions thus...

Posted June 11, 2013

'His baffling appeal among witless suburban voters reflects the reality that very few soccer moms or tradies at home watching The Block at night have had to deal with this kind of elite psychotic bureaucrat in their life times'.

This line is my life as I live the dream in this PS cublicle.

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she_jedi is gonna tell you...

Posted June 11, 2013

Mint Slice erred with the comparison to GoT's Lord Varys; Rudd is cast more in the mold of Littlefinger than the eunuch. Varys has pretensions of trying to do the right thing for Westeros, Littlefinger's only out for himself and everything he can get, and be damned to everyone else.

Barnesm asserts...

Posted June 11, 2013

I was just going to say that as well.

besides I am quite sympathetic towards Lord Varys and believe he does care for the realm. I have no such faith in Rudd.

of Littlefinger Rudd "He would see this country burn if he could be king of the ashes".

she_jedi has opinions thus...

Posted June 11, 2013

That line was simply outstanding in the context of GoT, and disturbingly apt for our current discussion.

If we extend the analogy I wonder which leader would be Stannis Baratheon and which would be Joffrey?

SZF mutters...

Posted June 11, 2013

Barnaby Joffrey Joyce.

Stannis' awesome deathstare brings Julie Bishop to mind.

CJ ducks in to say...

Posted June 11, 2013

Christopher Joffrey Pyne!

BigWillieStyle puts forth...

Posted June 11, 2013

Abbott is definitely Joffrey. Imbecilic little toerag with no fucking clue how to wipe his own arse let alone run a nation. Julie Bishop is Queen Cersei, smirking from behind the scenes and egging him on. Malcolm Turnbull is the Imp. - 100 times smarter than either of those two fuckwits, and constantly shaking his head as to how they're cut from the same cloth.

Nocturnalist mumbles...

Posted June 11, 2013

Yeah, I'd go with Pyne being Joffrey. Bronwyn Bishop would be Cersei. Nick Minchin would be Tywin Lannister.

Then again I think the Federal Liberap Party taken as a whole makes a pretty good Viserys Targaryen: vain, shallow, vengeful, mooching about waiting to be handed what's "rightfully" theirs and not giving a fuck who has to get hurt.

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Lulu puts forth...

Posted June 11, 2013

I've been saying for a while that the ALP's only hope is that KRudd is one of the people who loses his seat. Because if he isn't - he'll repeat the white-anting process on whoever is chosen as opposition leader.

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Blarkon is gonna tell you...

Posted June 11, 2013

The turd in the punchbowl here is that Gillard supporters believe that the deep fucking shithole the government is in is due to Rudd. It's epic denialism. People are latching onto Rudd because they can see the apocalyptic wipeout that is going to happen because the people that support the current PM don't see that the current PM is a pretty huge issue with a substantial part of the electorate. They've wound themselves up into a "things would just be better if Kevin hadn't existed". When the ALP is reduced to a rump they'll still be saying "it is Kevin's fault" because admitting that the problem is with Gillard would be admitting that something could have been done to stave off the most epic wipeout in Australian electoral history.

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NBlob mutters...

Posted June 11, 2013

My alliegances are well known & occasionally parodied.

I've given this a great deal of thought, read & listened widely.

If one accepts the role of the opposition to be to bring down the government by any & all means, this opposition has been by far the most effective opposition in my memory. Once they disposed of Brendan they have dictated the agenda at every stage. Every single time the Government got a trot up, a witless one-liner would hobble the gov's inertia. While progressives wrung Our hands and bemoaned the complexity of policy decisions. The coalition would Ace the debate with an imbecillic "Stop the Boats," "Pink Batts" or "School Halls" line. Stupid and oversimplified it may have been, but it cut through. It sank into the consciousness of Joe Sixpack & Wendy Homemaker. We on the progressive side may blame the coalition's allies in the MSM; Jones, Bolt, etc, but truly it is the spin lab of the opposition's death star that deserve the credit.

If you want evidence, look back across the headlines, everytime the Slipper imbruglio was run, or a No Confidence motion was proposed, it was less than 24 hours after the Government started to get some inertia.

The good-natured co-operation of Kim Beazely is gone forever. From this point on oppositions will be character assasins, dirt merchants and libel ladlers, tearing at the living flesh of poor old lumbering Govosaurus. This bodes badly for the future of Aus Democracy. Bipartisanship may have been very poorly, but this fed opposition has killed it, buried it, cremated it.

The ALP deserves much of the criticism it has recieved for hopeless management and apalling delivery, but Australian's do not deserve the economic and cultural dark-ages we are about to be flung into. Blaming victims, villifying the weakest and least empowered in the community will just be a start.

Just remember Workplace Flexibility is code for anyone on less than 50K gets it in the arse.

[blackops] reckons...

Posted June 11, 2013

I love that 'killed, buried and cremated' line, truly one of the mad monk's finest moments. God help us all.

Ippy Percival has opinions thus...

Posted June 11, 2013

I still regret not flinging flood-mud over Abbott when I had the chance, at Rosalie back in 2011 where he had the spectacular good taste to come and CAMPAIGN with Terese Gambaro, no question of actually pitching in and helping with the clean up. The fucker is as toxic as that mud, I could have got a clear shot too.

Dave W would have you know...

Posted June 12, 2013

Yeah, I'm pretty well through those 7 stages too. As someone dealing with the innards of govt (what was it that bismarck said?), I'd agree with the summary here and from mintslice's original post, as to how the work happened- ie, effectively dysfunctional under KR and quite functional (as functional as it gets, anyway) under JG.

I think, too, that the potential for the flat-earthers to be sitting on the right of the speaker should be scaring the bejesus out of more people than it clearly is.

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Bedes puts forth...

Posted June 11, 2013

Julia sucks. Kevin rocks.

I'd swing my brain-dead vote back to Labor if Kevin was king.

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Brother PorkChop mumbles...

Posted June 11, 2013

I'm with Mintslice.But the resurrection of KRudd is a tad frightening, given his bizarre popularity and his abilty to square gait on red carpet with world leaders. The rise of Mr Rabbit is also frightening but I think someone on that side of the fence will be holding the holy hand grenade of Antioch, precisely for that eventuality. Or at least I hope so.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mutters...

Posted June 11, 2013

I can't follow most of this. But I do know that the socialists (whoever they are) are going to be "kicked out of office" come the next election. I know this because the father of my new Aussie brother-in-law assured me it is true. I'm not sure how replacing your socialists will play out, but am willing to bet that it will mean that anyone on lees than 50K will get it in the arse. That's what happened here.

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NBlob swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted June 11, 2013


the father of my new Aussie brother-in-law
Eh?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan asserts...

Posted June 12, 2013

Yep. We didn't have much in common except our appreciation for Sydney. He advised me to "avoid the Rocks. Nothing but thieves, pickpockets and hippys there, mate."

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Therbs asserts...

Posted June 11, 2013

But aren't we gonna get giant robots to fight the Abbott monster? I WAS PROMISED GIANT ROBOTS!!!

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan would have you know...

Posted June 12, 2013

I tend to agree that giant robots improve just about everything.

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cycloniq would have you know...

Posted June 11, 2013

So let me get this right, minty has Rudd as the devil's tutor, but uses a quote from Mark Latham. Calls the burbs witless, but veges out in front of the "Game of thrones". I can see why Rudd to exception to him/her, I don't suffer idiots either!

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Dino not to be confused with puts forth...

Posted June 11, 2013

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/women-banished-under-abbott-pm-20130611-2o1hc.html

Right,

So it is about women now?

And abortion rights?

What about the vote? That'll be taken away girls!

You'll lose your right to vote!

Go get a pedicure and spread the news!

Gravity is 'STUPID AND WRONG"!

Dino not to be confused with mumbles...

Posted June 11, 2013

And you know that Shorten doesn't believe in The Theory of Gravity dontcha?

Either that or he is an imbecile who should have failed his High School Certificate! Science and English!

Well forget about the science! Parlo Ingliese? Un Po Povero.

So many veteran Labour Prty members left or leaving.

An infected ship of Fools.

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David S. reckons...

Posted June 11, 2013

I've had the same feeling about Kevin for some time now -- the fact that no matter how dire things look for the ALP, and how many polls say Kevin's their one hope of salvation, they keep not reappointing him leader. Why? Well, they've actually worked with him whereas we voters have only his PR-polished public persona to go on. That makes me think he can't be the jolliest guy to have for a boss; in fact, given the number of gold-plated political animals, opportunists and total arseholes in the parliamentary ALP, he's gotta be something really special in the a-hole stakes to earn that much self-destructive dislike from them.

And then Mark bloody Latham stands up and starts bucketing him! Holy Jebus, if the biggest arsehole in living ALP memory hates him maybe Kevin ain't so bad after all...

Dino not to be confused with asserts...

Posted June 11, 2013

Davids,

Yeah remember he said that Bush was the most 'dangerous President' in History the he bent over with the Stars and Stripes behind him to 'elucidate'.

Little dog syndrome. All bark. Unless you're a taxi Driver.

Then he'll break your arm. Unless you're a US taxi Driver. Then he'll give you a back rub.

Too much 'tude' not enough integrity.

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ShaneAlpha asserts...

Posted June 11, 2013

The way Labor is rolling at the moment Julia could announce that every Australian is getting a million dollars each, then step off the podium and squash a puppy. It's heartbreaking.( Abbot would, of course, eat the puppy,but only when no one was watching).

John Birmingham mutters...

Posted June 11, 2013

Rofl.

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MickH has opinions thus...

Posted June 11, 2013

I was neither here nor there with the comment up antil he bagged swinging voters. What the fuck does being an indepent thinker when it comes to voting have to do with Rudd?

Well I/ve been a swing voter for years and years and will continue to vote for people who I think will do the best for me and my country. Its not a fucking football team thing Minty.

And for the record, I wouldn't vote for Rudd in a fit and neither would many of my swinging voter mates.

Personally i think I will have to focus on local issues this year and neither party nor the wannabe's do anything for me. And why isn't there any new socialist parties? We really need one. You can have all the fucking righties like Catter and the bored billioniare.

Ippy Percival mumbles...

Posted June 11, 2013

"Swinging voters"... "indepent thinker".

That's hilarious, Mick. One of the funniest things I have seen you write.

Ippy Percival puts forth...

Posted June 11, 2013

Sorry... that wasn't really called for and I apologise in case it causes offense... but you must see those two sentences make a non sequitur.

Anyhow.

Seriously I don't see myself forgiving the ALP for bringing about an Abbott govt. I appreciate the eye on the policy reform agenda they've pushed, I really do, and maybe that makes it an essentially unsolvable problem (doing really beneficial stuff and getting re-elected). I don't buy the "incompetence" accusations because conservatives ALWAYS call stuff they have an ideological objection to incompetent (Keynes was discredited doncha know). But I can and will blame them for not taking the fight to the bastards, ramming the policy success down Abbotts glistening, sweaty throat.

MickH ducks in to say...

Posted June 11, 2013

I don't understand Ippy. If you are independent in your voting how is that not independent thinking? If your great granddaddy voted for Labour and your grandaddy voted for labour and your daddy votes for labour and you sure as hell vote for labour then that makes you a brain dead drone and shouldn't be hanging shit on someone who can make orginal thoughts and opinions

Ippy Percival reckons...

Posted June 11, 2013

Mick, I already decided not to go there, but I don't think your way of characterising "independent thought" is very much like mine. You're talking about rolling a dice and then voting based on the phase of the moon.

Dino not to be confused with mutters...

Posted June 11, 2013

What MickH said at the beginning.

Except I am not an "indepent thinker".

I think alone

Dino not to be confused with is gonna tell you...

Posted June 11, 2013

What MickH said at the beginning.

Except I am not an "indepent thinker".

I think alone

w from brisbane mumbles...

Posted June 13, 2013

I reckon independent thinkers who are want good government should all be voting for the Labor Party.
Observing human history, countries seem to go better if there is a change in government about once a decade and there is a strong opposition.
The Lib/Nat Coalition will be the new government, and I think the time is about right. Yes, unfortunately Abbott thinks and speaks as if he has a low I.Q. Maybe it was the boxing. But, he will be Prime Minister. That box is ticked. The task of independent thinker, I reckon, is to tick the second box. To try to deliver some sort of opposition.

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Ippy Percival asserts...

Posted June 11, 2013

I don't think I'm quite ready to face the idea of an Abbott government. My cousin tells me he's made it through the 7 stages of grief to acceptance, but I'm not there yet. I don't give a fuck about whether GIllard or Rudd leads the ALP, though it does seem to me that Rudd was more about symbol and the flash and bang of spectacle, while Gillard is more about rolling up your sleeves and doing the policy work and trying to get it right. Sure, it's been crippled by a negative opposition. But it's a mistake to pretend that is anything new.

Australian conservative oppositions have ALWAYS cast Labor governments as illegitimate in some way. [rant elided... too little or too much? could never do the subject justice in finite space]

To me the central point of an Abbott govt will be an extraordinary intellectual cowardice, based around a set of ideological convictions, leading to an unwillingness to consider any issue on its own merits in terms of outcomes and evidence.

S.M. Stirling has opinions thus...

Posted June 13, 2013

"unwillingness to consider any issue on its own merits"

-- dude, what you're saying is that the other guy has an ideological agenda, but you just judge things rationally and objectively.

Pardon me while I rupture myself laughing.

Dude, politics is nothing but ideological agendas. Google "confirmation bias".

Nobody reasons to a political conviction; they pick their destination due to subconscious emotional needs and then dream up reasons for it.

Reason is just emotion's bitch.

In other words, all you or anyone else has is an opinion when values or identity are in question (which is what politics are all about), and an opinion is like an arsehole: everyone's got one, few bear close examination.

So where is truth? Answer: there isn't any! It's opinions and arseholes and arseholes with opinions all the way down.

w from brisbane ducks in to say...

Posted June 13, 2013

"politics is nothing but ideological agendas."

Don't think so. Unless, pride and greed, our old friends that motivate us all, count as ideological convictions. A lot of motivations are purely careerist or just wanting to beat the people on the other team.
Hopefully, there is some truth in the aim of the greatest good for the greatest number. Or, the greatest good for the greatest number of your key backers.
However, the Liberal/National coalition is stymied by ideological right wing biases.
The Labor Party is stymied by having no ideological convictions. The Labor Party is a strange dysfunctional grouping of people who are not in the Liberal/National coalition.

damian mumbles...

Posted June 13, 2013

"You're saying is that the other guy has an ideological agenda, but you just judge things rationally and objectively."

Actually I'm not saying that at all. I can't claim never to drift into that sort of statement-- and I think anyone who does make such a claim is kidding themselves. But it is also something I try to be pretty sensitive to, more so than (I think) most, certainly most here.

There are actually evidence based approaches to public policy, where people use science and the intellectual tradition to weigh options in terms of outcomes. They exist for all sorts of policy areas including ones that are non-controversial and typically non-political in many jurisdictions. In the case of some areas (gun laws for instance) they are non-controversial in many places but remain very controversial in some places.

At this point in history in Australian politics the mainstream of the conservative side take a position that is slightly stronger than they historically have. There are many services that provide some sort of public good, in which various levels of government are involved, and many private sector organisations are involved. To me the sensible approach to service delivery is evidence based and should be about what delivers the level of service to the community that it thinks it should have, both in terms of being able to afford it and in terms of managing it effectively. The best answer is usually some kind of mix between public and private organisations, working together to achieve positive outcomes. Both sides of politics here have traditionally seen things this way. At the moment the conservative side take an ideological position (based in the roots of neo-liberalism in moral philosophy) that if a service can be provided by the private sector, it should be, and the level and quality of the service are irrelevant. In general a service shouldn't exist at all if someone isn't making money from it.

I think you're saying that differing from that ideological position is itself an ideological position. I disagree. I would suggest that an old-school leftie who thinks all services should be provided by government has the opposite ideological position that you are looking for there. I also think that the hard-bitten people who spend their time at the pointy end of service delivery have a view that is somewhat more relevant and interesting than any cheap relativism some armchair stormtropper has pulled from his own arsehole. And that is to put it rather mildly.

S.M. Stirling mumbles...

Posted June 14, 2013

I think you're saying that differing from that ideological position is itself an ideological position.

-- yeah, and I'm right, too. I'm saying that there isn't anything but ideological positions when it comes to deciding what to want.

What you're complaining about is that there used to be an ideological consensus with which you basically agreed, and arguments were about details, but now there isn't, and you have to see your side trampled in the dirt if they lose an election.

You can't see your own assumptions; they're like water to a fish. They're just so obviously... true. How could anyone who isn't stupid, ignorant, evil or fanatical disagree?

Eg., you're assuming that it's just "reasonable" and "reality-based" to care most about, say, parcel delivery.

But it isn't. It's just your priorities, set by your ideological agenda. Other people care more about other things. Set by their agendas.

You can prove that a diesel engine gets better mileage. You can't prove that wanting A is "better" than wanting B. Wants just are.

What you care about is precisely your ideology.

Which is fair enough; everyone's got one. But don't try to privilege yours. It ain't a hegemonic metanarrative.

And a service provider cares about service provision above all other things. What a surprising coincidence!

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan asserts...

Posted June 14, 2013

"You can't see your own assumptions"

Yes I can.

I can also see auras.

damian puts forth...

Posted June 18, 2013

I'm sorry, did I say cheap relativism? I was clearly being too polite.

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Blarkon asserts...

Posted June 11, 2013

On current polling, the ALP will be returned with less seats in parliament than Whitlam's ALP was in 1975 (they won 36 - which is about where Anthony Green's Election Calculator puts the ALP in line for today given the current 2PP split) - when the parliament was 23 seats. 36 seats in a 127 seat parliament was tragic. 36 seats in a 150 seat parliament is .... well at least Kevin isn't PM. That's the important thing.

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ShaneAlpha has opinions thus...

Posted June 11, 2013

Is it wrong of me to dream of founding the Australian SuperVillain Party?

Seriously, any time the muck raking Murdoch drones dig up anything bad I simply point to the party name and say "It does what it says on the box."

ShaneAlpha mutters...

Posted June 11, 2013

And I will take platform suggestions people!

for example.

The Office of Prime Mininster will be changed to Evil Overlord.

Parlimentarians will be changed to Minions

Obviously a giant Death Ray will be in the budget.

Cool Hi-Tech looking uniforms for everyone!

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan is gonna tell you...

Posted June 14, 2013

I like this idea. But my own bitter experience with a similar idea may provide you with the success that eluded me.

Ten years ago I filled out all the paper work necessary to launch the American Super Villain political party. At first things were really great. Sure, it appealed to patriotic super villains, but the concept also spoke to the average punter who, deep down, was a super villain at heart.

Then came the convention where nominating party leaders headed the agenda. Well, you can imagine the in fighting, back stabbing, poisoning, death rays, earthquake machines and nuclear blackmail that ensured. It was a catastrophe.

Don't let that happen to you. If you start an Australian Super Villain political party, make sure you control the party structure and nominating mechanism so that the party itself is a straw man for your personal megalomaniacal ambitions. After all, there can only be one, eh?

Good luck, mate. I'll let you borrow one of my death rays if you need one ( and who doesn't these days?).

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Rhino mumbles...

Posted June 11, 2013

I was going to toss some ignorant Seppo trolling into the mix but you lot are doing just fine on your own.

Therbs is gonna tell you...

Posted June 12, 2013

Troll as much as you like in Seppo voice Rhino as long as you lot ship us some GIANT ROBOTS!!!

Rhino would have you know...

Posted June 12, 2013

Oh, YEAH ... SURE ... NOW it's "Oh, Mr. Seppo puhhhleassse ship us some nice shiny giant killer robots, pretty please with cream on top." But any other time, when you don't want anything, it's all Seppo Imperialism and Seppo Ignorance and Seppo Bombast and all of that folderol.

Well, you know what you get now? NOTHING. We're keeping all of the giant robots to ourselves. Maybe Canada will get some. Sure, they're remnants of the same depleted empire but they know their place as America' Hat. And they're clean. And polite.

I've been doing some research and my considered opinion regarding your near future political prospects are as follows: You are fucked.

NBlob mutters...

Posted June 12, 2013

The Rhino is as wise as he is muscular.

We are indeed fucked.

Ippy Percival mumbles...

Posted June 12, 2013

I certainly can't fault his logic.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan is gonna tell you...

Posted June 13, 2013

The Rhino does not speak for the entire seppo nation. Let it be known far and wide that a growing seppo majority stands arm in arm, shoulder to shoulder, and proclaims "no giant robots for Canada, either!"

Fuck Canada. No national cuture is that polite. They are hiding something.

And their bacon is just weird.

NBlob would have you know...

Posted June 13, 2013

Like you mob are some kind of authorities on bacon.

Or should I say dessicated, salted, processed & reconstituted crinkly wafers, painted with irregular patterns and lightly flavoured with SoCal's version of non carcinogenic, fair-trade smoke flavour. Both Kosher & Halal as has never been within 30 miles of a pig.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan ducks in to say...

Posted June 13, 2013

Yes. And lovely with reconstituted crinkly SoCal eggs.

damian mutters...

Posted June 13, 2013

I for one would like to welcome our new whoever-has-the-giant-robots ignorant seppo troll overlords.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan has opinions thus...

Posted June 14, 2013

That would be me, Damian. I accept your welcome, but seek your worship.

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Brother PorkChop has opinions thus...

Posted June 12, 2013

So, Xbox One or PS4? And why. I need a new console.

Rob has opinions thus...

Posted June 12, 2013

well back to important things. I want a PS4 but my wife said the ps3 is so good we don't need a new one. I disagree, but only because I love new shiny things. Ps4 would be a full expanse of awesome and Sony seem to treat their customers really well and don't make them pay for services which are basically marketing.

I wonder however , what would Kevin do?

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JBtoo would have you know...

Posted June 12, 2013

The thought of an Abbot government makes me shudder, but I think we're going to get one and maybe it's the reality check the dickhead voters of Australia need, because you know folks - he won't stop the boats, he will screw over workers - especially low-income earners - and he will renege on his promises.
And maybe the ALP needs the clean-out that will come with a rout - get some fresh blood in, instead of the party hacks that have fkd everything up. Yeah, I know, I'm dreaming - Feeney for Batman anyone? But it's dream or despair.

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HAVOCK21 puts forth...

Posted June 12, 2013
WOW...like....FKN WOW!!!

Somebody explain where the fkn BOLD and Italic buttons have fkn gone will ya.

As for what I have just read here, knowing I will never be able to make up that lost time now, I will simply say!

THANK FK SHE AINT GUNNA BE PM AGAIN!, the barrel of putid septic like stinking turd burgled fkn shit that the ALP is mired in is of their own collective making.

K RUD needs to be PUT DONW like the rabid fkn dog it is ( figuratively speaking I mean ) as he is bending over the ALP with NO LUBE, the blokes a fkn EGO MANIC FFSAKES, talk about tickets by the fkn truck load on himself. I'm not really sure that ABBOTOBAD is BADDER!!! than K SPUD to be honest, the latter is almost a fruit fkn loop

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MarkM asserts...

Posted June 13, 2013

As far as I'm concerned, both the ALP and the LNP are as bad as each other.
The late run Kevin appears to be making is desperation personified. His toxicity knows no bounds. But Abbott is the real worry. He is going to push his conservative religious agenda as far to the right as he can. And MSM will be right there, pushing along side him. It is a truly frightening prospect.

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