|Shane as a Clown|
I finished last weeks rant with a list of what was ailing us nationally and this : "... all of which strongly indicates that this nation is falling apart under this ruling rabble..." only to then observe a week where the rule of law, ethical behaviour and convention have all been sacrificed on the altar of political survival; the stench of corruption growing ever stronger and a whole lot of clowns coming out to play.
First there were the two Greens senators tripped up by accidents of birth who then do the right thing and step down only to be followed in the dual citizenship maze of Sect. #44 of the constitution by the National's Matty Hayseed Canavan who steps out of cabinet but not from government because rules aren't meant for the ruling rabble to adhere to. Blunting the petty diatribes of Nat's leader Barnyard Joyce whilst simultaneously demonstrating his hypocrisy when he said of the Greens that "...the law is black and white..." deputy PM Barnyard has then to embarrassingly announce to the house that he too has dual nationality but also wont be stepping aside to leave the ruling rabble literally with a "hung" parliament. On top of Barnyard's vindictive swipe at the Greens for being sloppy in their management, the Nationals have further to announce that their deputy leader, Princess Fiona of Nash is a dual citizen as well but she hasn't the ethics to step down either, which, given her troubles in ruling rabble Mk#1 as assistant health minister and her employment of dodgy lobbyists inimical to her portfolio, isn't really surprising.
Before Princess Fiona's admission there was senator Mal-Addled Roberts of the Deep North, Noe Notion Mob who was finally provided with the empirical evidence he so loves which proved he was actually British even though he "felt" Australian and didn't see the need to step aside either and carried on to such an extent that W.S.Gilbert could have penned this for Mal-Addled.... "I hold that there is no such antick fellow as your bombastical hero who doth so earnestly spout forth his folly as to make his hearers believe that he is unconscious of all incongruity."
Neither did Nick "Hades" Xenephon feel any twinge of convention to go out of parliament when he fessed-up to being a Cypriot and oddly, British but then he sides with the ruling rabble so often that cretin might be a more appropriate label.
Thrown into the fray to provide "look-over-there" distractions, Jules Asbestos Bishop kept the opposition benches in stitches and New Zealand feeling superior with her ludicrous ranting "gun-boat" diplomatic skills... only proving 1/ that when you're in a hole it's probably best to stop digging and, 2/ that the ruling rabble are just that...a rabble.
Sect. #44 may well get a different High Court workout with the business dealings of Deep North ex-copper Senator Big Bazza O'Sullivan whose family company has had about $2.5 Mill worth of Govt contracts go its way requiring scrutiny but with this on top of his 49 negatively geared properties there's probably nuthin-to-see-'ere! Is there? Nahh, sweet...nahh !
We end this epistle Petals, on a religious note. Catlic Bishop Hart of Melbourne (all hart and no empathy) has told the RC into child abuse that priests will not divulge to police, child abuse evidence told to them in the confessional. Hmm... Shades of Henry 2nd of England...how medieval.
|Watts Chapel, Compton.|
And we can't not record the Noe Notion Leader, the Red Terror of the Deep North, Appalling Hanson fronting the senate in a Burqa as the final circus act of the week. Always her incoherent best, it is really a pity that the Red Terror wouldn't wear the same garment down the streets of her rancid supporters in Ipswich and experience the hate she promulgates!
Bookshelves Brandis for once sounded genuinely statesman-like in his criticism of her racist stupidity but unfortunately many of his ruling rabble colleagues failed to join with the spontaneous applause from the opposition and cross benches thereby indicating their equivocation and lack of moral fibre.
The slope looks decidedly a lot more slippery.