Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Advance Australia, Where?

G'day Petals,
 It's all Wombat Droppings
 or the chronicle of Oz's inexorable descent into fascism. 

The most exquisite demonstration of this Liarbril ruling rabble’s corruption of values was not the extended queue of ministers standing down after appearing at the NSW ICAC hearings: nor was it Rabid the Hun’s move to bunk in with at the AFP HQ or his Mercedes Benz deal or his daughter’s spurious scholarship or his rorting of his parliamentary entitlements to launch his book or even his cycling deals with Big Pharma. All of these acts only indicated his utter unsuitability to be a national leader when demonstrating that he was just a witless, selfish, grasping supplicant.

Neither was it Kero-Bath Bishop’s $5,000.00 chopper ride to a party function at the taxpayers expense nor Asbestos Bishop’s $30,000.00 bill to the public to travel from a party with her current beau from Perth to Canberra.

Perhaps the $600,000.00 fit-out of Hayseed Joyce’s electoral office as part of his $1,300,000.00 entitlement binge rates a place?

But no, the prize has to go to Eleventy Cereal/Toyota-Killer Hockey. The ex real estate agent and most innumerate excuse for a treasurer the country has ever been victim to.  Whilst accepting $1000.00 per week rental assistance for staying in his wife’s Canberra property, this mongrel was telling us we were “leaners” and needed to work harder.
Instead of chasing up the nearly 40% of big businesses who pay no tax, Eleventy cuts the taxation office by 4,400 personnel making it all the more difficult to rectify this rort.
Dumped as treasurer, he gets the sulks, spits the dummy and resigns his seat; quipping (and for once being alarmingly frank) that it was better to resign, than sit on the back-bench plotting revenge.
This pathetic creature has been thrown a bone: Ambassador to Washington. So on top of his very generous superannuation package he will top this up to around $400,000.00 p.a. and probably be as embarrassing over there as he was here. 

St Saveur, Dinan, France
St Saveur, Dinan, France

A Close contender was Chicken-Thighs Brough; who has been forced to stand down over his possible criminality in Ashby-gate or the Slippery Pete Affaire.
Admitting in a TV interview that he asked Ashby (Slipper’s staffer) to copy The Speaker, Slipper’s notebook Chicken Thighs, when asked the same question in parliament, gave the opposite answer.
Well, he’s pretty comprehensively established himself publicly as a liar and the Federal Police are now investigating the notebook matter.
It’s worth noting that the word is, even his own side don’t like him much and this shining example of the morality of the ruling rabble will not be able to fulfil his function as arbiter of parliamentary ethics.

I’ll bet you three who read this are thinking I’m making all this up….. Wrong, I’m not that imaginative.

The head cadaver of the Trade Union Royal Commission, the Lickspittle Dyson Heydon sent two union heavies to the police to be charged with something. Police investigate and very, very, very quietly the charges are dropped.
So Big Red Gillard did nothing wrong and Willy Shortstuff also did nothing wrong.
Hmmmm…and some other MAY have done something wrong and they're very naughty 'cause I say so...

Now that was worth $60,000,000.00 wasn’t it?

Pew Carvings St Levan Church, Cornwall
Pew Carvings St Levan Church, Cornwall.

Medicare is dying the death of 1000 cuts….. one only hopes that the service mechanic of Un-Health minister Flappy-Mouth Ley’s aircraft hasn’t got chronically ill members in his family.

And let’s rub some salt into the wounds of Jamie Bogan Briggs who was also forced to step down as Minister for Cities when it transpired that last November the married father of three was too, too familiar with a junior female staffer at a club in Hong Kong. He said he was “unprofessional”, hmmm…that’s an interesting term to use for bogan, misogynistic, paternalistic, sexist and boorish behaviour isn’t it? But Horse-Shite Cormann and couple of others like the propagandist Chris Kenny have come to his defence saying what a good decent top bloke he is....yeah, right....

But then that doesn’t seem to matter much to the pre-selection panels of this Liarbril Party in putting forward types that are destroying everything that has made Australia a civil society.

Well, there ya go Possums…. What a state the nation’s in but what else can you expect from the rubbish ruling it?

Advance Australia Where?

Bogans all let us lament
That we are full of fear
We’ve privatised all in making wealth
For investors not from here
Our abundant natures gifts are raped
For compensation poor
Oft wrapped in flags of Chinese make
And ranting mindless slogans of hate
In words fully three and sometimes more
Advance Australia Where?

Below our smoggy Southern Cross
All things made wrecked by Rabid whim
And 457’s on the rise
Our future does look grim
We say to those fleeing shock and awe
“We’re bloody full, so fuck right off
Illegal Queue jumpers welcomed here
Only if your Burqa’s doffed”
Still Oz Flagged wrapped in sentiment fake
Advance Australia Where?


Monday, 21 December 2015

seeing a tangled web and brewing storm

G’day, you three Petals,

it’s been an odd year of comings and goings …a lot of goings and changes of direction which will really become manifest further into 2016.

I’m not sure whether this society is becoming less independent as western culture becomes more controlled by consumerism and mass media than ever and  is why the “Selfie” has become such a popular an expression of identity or if it’s just another fad or the ultimate expression of selfishness and alienation from a sense of collective. So I decided to illustrate this “year-in-review” rant with a selection of people taking “selfies” from our mid year trip to France and England.

Shortly before we left for Europe Mrs Wombat was obliged to step into a senior role in her workplace for some months. At the end of it the staff showed their appreciation by putting together a gift package of an excellent bottle of wine and a lunch for two at one of Victoria’s best restaurants, The Lake-house in Daylesford. We duly went for a superb lunch the day before we flew out for Paris.
About the same time I received a postal note that there was a parcel to be picked up. It turned out to be a presentation pack of cheap bubbly with two glasses. Intended as a thank-you for the ten years work I had done for this particular ballet group I really didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at the tawdry crassness in the Yin-Yang comparison of the two offerings.

Needless to say my feeling that this was a “Dear John” type message was realised after returning from the trip to find that without explanation or reasons I was to be elbowed aside as superfluous to this ensemble’s needs.
Having long observed this group and cognisant of their extraordinary ability to shoot themselves in the foot, this latest episode will no doubt end badly, too.

It’s fair to say that I was slowing down photographically and becoming less and less motivated by the dancers. It seems the capacity for collective effort is fast disappearing and as the “self” rules. To me that’s not interesting at all.

The revelation too, of seeing a lot of Aime’s Jules Dalou’s sculptures in both the Musee d’Orsay and in London’s Victoria and Albert has re-kindled a desire to return to sculpture.
Having long been impressed by his work as this early piece of mine indicates,  (inspired by one of his works in the NGV) I am slowly getting back into production.

There is also the influence of memories from both Wells and Exeter Cathedrals and the sculptures there, too.

And yes, my part in the bathroom renovation is complete just waiting for the splash-backs to be installed …so no pics till it’s fully finished.

Wombat Droppings

or Australia’s inexorable slide into fascism.

 Opposition leader Willy Shortstuff was recently nailed by a member of the public talking on his mobile phone whilst driving. Whack! A fine was issued for $425.
Two weeks later Ex ABC presenter but Liarbril, Sarah Henderson of the Canberra ruling rabble was filmed doing the same. Silence!

One staff member was sacked and three others suspended from Customs when they did a “random” search of  “Asbestos” Bishop arriving back from one of her overseas trips. This happened a week after this Foreign Minister (whom the Chinese think a fool) spent $30,000.00 of our taxes to fly herself and her current B/F via the RAAF from partying in Perth to return to Canberra. Again, silence. Although one of the more sane ex-pollies around, Tony Windsor got her measure when he opined that she was “…as loyal as the direction of the breeze.”

“Vichy” Abetz (Tasmanian Devil) and Greg “Addled” Sheridan, (History re-writer for “The-Ugly-American’s failing rag, The Oz) caused much hilarity when both exposed their collective wet dream of “Rabid-the-Hun” being returned to the front bench 
Presumably to eat raw onions

It turns out that pretend prime miniature, Malcon Turdball-Fop’s National Broadband Network is the dud that its critics indicated it would be. Seems that the copper wire between the two tin cans is “…not fit for purpose” and like I said at the time it will cost double and be a poorer system. Silence reigns about this agile innovation,too.

The ABC is to have a new boss….. c/o “The Ugly American”, Murdoch who apparently is happy to implement the IPA’s vision of privatising it. I think there’s a storm about to brew. Silence

“The-Coots-With-Queer-Ideas-From-a-Parallel-Universe” poster boy, Timmy “The-Twat- Freedom-Man” Wilson was recently impressing Palestinians with his intellect whilst on a junket with Chwissie "The-Whne and Perfect-Prat-of-a-Prefect,” Pyne and “Chopper/Kero Bath” Bishop. Palestinians thought them “..ill educated and rude;”  another inglorious chapter in Australia’s demise as a civilized nation under this rabble.

Cardinal, The Graceless, George "Pell-Pot"is too sick to travel from Rome to attend the Royal Commission into child abuse. Hmmm... nervous of his own crucifixion?

At a time when it has been announced that fully 1/3 of big companies pay no tax whatsoever, Fiscal Fool “The Drone” Morisson thinks that ripping Medicare up, raising the GST by 50%, slugging pensioners and cutting school funding is a good thing for the nation. The only bright part of this is that he is losing his hair faster than the economy is failing.
As actor and comedian Barry Humphries said on one of his early returns from Britain, "I want Australia to be the laughing stock of the world." Unfortunately his satire pales into insignificance compared to the reality of this Kafka-esquely incompetent ruling rabble.
There has never been in Australia's history  such a hate-filled, unimaginative, venal, mendacious, corrupt and Quisling, mongrel mob than the present parliament. 

The mongrels are going for broke; they want a fully privatised capitalist market economy in place before they ban elections, call a state of emergency and have the “Ugly American’s” sycophantic toady “Le Jongleur” Roskam installed as general manager… there are dark times ahead.
2016 will likely be the final chapter in Australia’s democracy unless the nation wakes up to what is happening.

Hoo-roo Possums,


Saturday, 12 December 2015

Going from bad to worse...

G’day Possums,,, here’s a shot of where I live… taken early this morning…
Greendale Landscape
Greendale Landscape

Random Wombat Droppings …or how we are going from bad to worse and to hell in a handbasket

It has always struck me how angry the "right" are. I think it's born of the frustration that aspirationals must feel in that that which they aspire to is unattainable because of the political and social structure. Greed, selfishness and short-sightedness combine with their aspiration to engender fear of any "social" contract which might limit their individual advancement and at the same time they are constantly reminded  that the system of their aspiration is stacked against them.
But then, by the same token the hate I feel toward the likes of the clowns from the IPA, Blot-on-the-Landscape, Rabid-the-Hun, Loopy Leyonhjelm et al, is born a similar frustration that these mongrels get their way at the expense of society as a whole, most of the time.

The “Coots-With-Queer-Ideas-From-a-Parallel-Universe”…the IPA is running the show. Malcon Turdball-Fop will be kept as the Ruler of this Ruling Rabble because electorally he’s safe… but otherwise he’ll have to tow the Murdoch, Rinehart, Miners and Bankers line. What sovereignty Australia had will be finally eliminated and every single public service will be privatised.
 Le Jongleur Roskam will the Chair of the Board and Malcon will become permanent faux PM.

“Far from deserving praise, the half-reversal of CSIRO and NICTA funding cuts simply highlights the need for the Turnbull Liberals to review all of their cuts to science, research and innovation which include:
$107m from the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program
$75m from the ARC
$27.5m from ANSTO
$7.8m from AIMS
$16.1m from Geoscience Australia
$20m from the Bureau of Meteorology
$120m from DSTO
$174m from the Research Training Scheme"
Triggs is “Woman of the Year” A beacon of sanity in a nation fast losing its way in an IPA thought bubble.
Ahhh... Liarbril sagacity, management and innovation... myths that make the Dreamtime look like scientific fact!
Buggered the NBN, blown the budget and rorted the parliamentary entitlements  like there was no tomorrow. With the biggest leaner, Joe “Eleventy, Cereal/Toyota Killer “ Hockey getting a job in Washington…. I didn’t realise we hated the Yanks that much…but at least it will limit his potential for ongoing damage to Australia.
The Paris Climate talks have shown that Oz is now third last in the world in our emission targets…. From leading the world to third last of 128 Nations in just 2 ½ short years is quite a Liarbril achievement….everything they touch they destroy…

We need Rabid-the-Hun to continually remind us just how dysfunctional the thinking in the Liarbril party is in selecting these anti-social mongrels.
He is still talking delusional nonsense about being leader again… and making stupefyingly silly remarks about the need for a Muslim “reformation” and that we good xtians are the culture to emulate…. Hmmm… right!

Cardinal “The Graceless” Pell-Pot is allegedly too ill to front the Royal Commission into child abuse….fearful perhaps, of his own crucifixion?

Mal “Chicken Thighs” Brough and fellow mongrel conspirators, Pyne
”the Whyne” and now Wyatt “The Boy” Roy are smelling like the shits they are over “Slippery” Pete’s political assassination….criminal charges, anyone?

Bronnie “Kero-Bath-Chopper” Bishop has decided that she is going at 73, to stick around in parliament to help fight terrorism … which terrorists, she didn’t say but it could be her own party…. Or it may be to match her colleague of same name, Jules “Asbestos” Bishop’s rather extravagant $30,0000.00 flight from a party with her B/F for a meeting in Canberra….Jules hasn’t heard of video-conferencing.

There ya go… how Oz is going to hell in a hand-basket care of the IPA.
Hoo-roo Petals