Welcome to our Monday open thread…I’m filling in for Miglo who is currently as busy as a bee. Feel free to discuss any topic you choose…provided it has nothing to do w/ Tottie Goldsmith, Oprah, Liz Hurley or Shane Watson’s butt.
Anyone watching the ABC news tonight couldn’t fail to miss Senator Barnaby Joyce’s impersonation of a grumpy drill sergeant. We the public, were warned in no uncertain terms to help QLD farmers by not being so picky about blemished fruit & veges. GOT IT!
The ever beetroot-faced Joyless delivered this stern message, eyes blazing, as though he thought he was back in parliament having a go at Sen. Penny Wong over the ETS…or had joined Mal Brough in a “toughen up the ranks…spit polish that Aboriginal Affairs portfolio” demonstration.
A similar message of concern about the welfare of QLD farmers was delivered by Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd…the tone less snappy…more thoughtful & concerned…reaching out to the listener…rather than making them recoil. It worked.
Whilst the Opposition Treasurer, Joe Hockey, was shown checking out flood damage & quizzing unfortunates…compelled to express his concern for the “middle class” who didn’t need to be “slugged again” by a possible government flood levy.
Hmmm…I see, best they be “slugged” to pay for wars & invasions…obviously helping to rebuild QLD & parts of Victoria is just not Churchillian a cause enough to warrant a wee bit of sacrifice by the upper middle class & those we see only when they sit in their corporate sports boxes…or flash by in one of their fleet of vintage & luxury cars…or wave at us from their yachts on Australia Day…or walk the red carpet with sh*t-arsed grins and part-wave reminiscent of English aristocracy with sticks up their butts.
It’s a wonderful life. For some.
As you get out yer affordable loaf of bread & discounted slices of whatever in order to prepare tomorrow’s lunch…think of those struggling to find ways to order their next crate of French Champagne & pay for the next trip to Luxury Resort…and pray that the ALP-led government doesn’t spoil their fun with a levy.
What is a Serf without content Masters?
Over to you good people…