Saturday, August 31, 2013

Attendent. Always.

The Silly Moaning Herald's chief Saturday story -- the most important news in all the nation if placement and prominence on the home page are a guide:
That little blue line at the end of the blurb goes to a fierce defence by Tom Allard of Labor's economic management, in which he expends many words alerting readers that they have never had it so good. Clear on that, men and women of Australia? So don't you bloody well grumble anymore about $1.52-per-litre petrol, which is what The Professor forked out yesterday to feed the Bunyipmobile. And those electricity bills? Well don't mind them because, as quoted cost-of-living expert Ben Phillips noted not so long ago, Carbon Tax compensation more than alleviates the pain. Oh, the other expert Allard finds is Ipsos' Rebecca Allard, a "former ALP member who resigned in disgust at branch stacking." Missed out on pre-selection, did you, Bex?

Plus there is ex-Gillard butt boy Stephen Koukoulas and, just to round things out, Ross Garnaut.

Things are strange at the Silly, because after a news column that reads like an editorial, we get an editorial whose summation of Rudd's dire stocks reads like a news story, as it methodically lists all the mis-steps, lies, evasions and treacheries that will see the moon-faced psycho slapped silly and back again next Saturday.

But being the Silly, of course, facts aren't allowed to crimp a true believer's time-on barracking, as the editorial's headline demonstrates.


  1. The Old and Unimproved DaveAugust 31, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    "Rudd has some time left"

    Join Kevin as he co-stars alongside the ALP's Primary Vote Dead Cat in its epic "Journey To The Centre Of The Earth".

  2. They could be right (that we're living well, at the moment). As Don Argus shows household debt is still flying off into blue sky territory.

    Though unlike the Sillies he reckons this isn't something to gloat about, something about consumption being brought forward, and what follows...

    All stakeholders in leveraged economies will have to make sacrifices in order to bring debt under control. Creditors will have to accept losses. The wealthy will have to pay more taxes. Wage earners will have to work longer and save more for their retirement. Public spending on social welfare will have to be cut, even as spending in new areas of social investment will have to be increased. Government will have to get smaller and more efficient.

  3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.August 31, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    And Lizzie has some patience left, but not much.

    This charade of a government has gone on for far too long. Out with them, out.

    All the perfumes of Araby would not sweeten this little lot.

  4. If life is much better under Labor, why is that woman not smiling? She doesn't look very happy at all.

    Anyone have any idea what went wrong?