Thursday, November 03, 2005

cowardly custard and other tales

It’s been a stormy night. Episodes of torrential rain, thunder, lightening. A very frightened puss cat hiding under the bed all night. And hot. An overnight low of a very humid 21c at 6am.

So I am a tad grumpy this morning.

The storm, I blame on the hot air that’s been forming over Canberra. We are experiencing a week of devastating legislative change in this country. There are Industrial Relations proposals that will reinstate a Dickensian world for those on the bottom of the wealth and opportunity ladder. As if that was not enough, the loss of habeas corpus (has anything really changed in 300 years?) by way of a top secret counter terrorism bill is ready to be rushed through the Liberal dominated parliament, without proper room for debate.

The rodent, in a hackneyed form of trickery decided to announce a sudden terrorism alert just as the IR legislation entered the lower house. Headlines today are of our capital cities being on high alert from nefarious forces, NOT how the workers are being whipped by the new bill. (”Bosses get the right to sack at any time”)

Keep the population scared. That will take their mind off what is really happening in politics. You could bet if we hadn’t conveniently been at war, it would have been a bird flu alarm pulled out of his back pocket instead.

The opposition’s turned to custard. The population is alarmed but not alert. And I am a very grumpy pumpkin.

10 Comments:

Blogger Aleks - Anarcho-Syndicalist said...

Some good old punk lyrics sum up things nicely. Useless ID's State of Fear:

"State Of Fear"

State of fear, an explosion right outside my door.
Well, it seems there's a lot of profit to be made from war.

When we all know the answers, one question remains.
How did we end up this way?

Scream out loud. Let yourself be heard.
The cycle is never ending there's a lesson to be learned.

When we all know the answers, one question remains.
How did we end up this way?

(I'm waiting for the day) when conviction will break them apart.
How did we end up this way?
I don't want to be a part of it anyway,
I wasn't made to serve you in any way,
With our hands held tight No we're not going anywhere.
With our hands held tight No we're not going anywhere

And New Found Glory - "No News Is Good News":

All along, we follow blindly,
Force fed prime-time, previewed nightly,
Why would anybody leave the safety of their homes?

I wonder why,
I wonder why,
Only disasters flood the headlines,
Other people’s misery,
Are on for the next three hours,
Commercial free.

And I can’t take much more of this,
We’re all so wrapped up, in it,
Nothing will change, but the channel,
So I turn it off.

I see billboards on the horizon,
I can’t imagine what they’ll tell me,
What to wear,
What to drink,
Where to eat,
It’s so easy not to think for yourself anymore,
So naive,
You don’t do anything anymore.

And I can’t take much more of this,
We’re all so wrapped up, in it,
Nothing will change, but the channel,
And no,
I can’t take much more of this,
We’re all so wrapped up, in it,
Nothing will change, but the channel...

We all give in,
We all complain,
We sit and wait,
For things to change,
We're waiting,
We're waiting.

All along, we follow blindly,
All along, we follow blindly.

And I can’t take much more of this,
We’re all so wrapped up, in it,
Nothing will change, but the channel,
And no,
I can’t take much more of this,
We’re all so wrapped up, in it,
Nothing will change, but the channel,
So I turn it off...
Turn it off...

10:27 am  
Anonymous Fat Capitalist Pig Friend said...

The people need to be terrified. It's the only way to keep them under control. We must be vigilant against the threat of terror from wogs, gooks, spics,towelheads and assorted dago bastards... like the guy who posted above. What we need in this country is a dose of good old McCarthyism...let's smoke out these terrorist bastards and send them straight to hell (and not the nightclub)

11:18 am  
Blogger Justine said...

Storms in Melb last night too. Mad season.

"hrmeborx": word verification subliminal meaning: HR - human resources OK that's really an IR ref; ME - moi; BO - body odour; RX - king.
In other words, I think the government stinks.

1:08 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

justine LOL

FCPF - welcome aboard! Hope you are paying lots of tax to keep your lefty, dago bastard friends afloat (not to mention of the armenian brothers who look suspiciously like towel heads don't you think?)

AleKs - that inspired me to sing a version of the song "how do you solve a problem like maria" from the sound of music...along the lines of "how do you solve a problem like the rodent..."
will keep you posted on that one :)

1:40 pm  
Blogger Aleks - Anarcho-Syndicalist said...

Now AOF, Armenians are definately not "towelheads"; Armenia was actually the first country to officially adopt Christianity as it's state religion, and even hundreds of years of Turkish rule didn't turn them away from Christianity.

5:06 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

AleKs - was referring to this

5:18 pm  
Blogger Chai said...

Not that this is any relief but regd the IR thing, the age has an guide to the fire-and-rehire strategy one could employ.... Bring it on...

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2005/11/02/1130823280995.html

Hope this is not considered seditious.

5:37 pm  
Anonymous Fat Capitalist Pig Friend said...

AOF, rest assured that my hefty taxes are flowing and as a result I am subsidising all the unemployed lefty's who visit this blog! This does not concern me, as I believe that history will judge a society by the treatment of it's less fortunate. AleKs comments about Armenians are quite correct. It was, however, you who made the connection between towelheads and Armenians - not I. It's an established fact that Armenians do not wear towels around their heads...they do however wear them around their waists while they patronise gay bath houses. So perhaps we should call them 'towelwaists'. Re the IR bill - what's the problem if a boss wants to sack a few workers? Reduced opex means greater profits and increased shareholder value therefore greater net worth for a handfull of individuals like me. The workers generally leave will ridiculously generous severance packages anyway, which enables them to sponge off society and become 'artists', etc.

6:30 pm  
Blogger Chai said...

My dear Grosso porco, I think you are not subtle enough to troll and get away with it.

6:50 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Perhaps if we had more towel waisted politician who spent more time in aforementioned bath houses they would be too busy elsewhere to pass draconian legislation.

Its ok Chai, porky is known and harmless.

8:36 pm  

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