12 8 / 2014

Newt Gingrich was a US Presidential hopeful at some stage of his political life. He remains an active, outspoken observer of world politics.

What he describes here is what we have all been witnessing and hoping would not become reality.

It is a sad reality we must face up to if we wish to continue our free and fair way of life.

Images yesterday of the son of an Australian Jihadist holding the severed head of a Syrian person indicates even Australia is developing a radical seam that will undoubtedly expand and potentially split our society.

17 7 / 2014

We Aussies don’t beat around the bush.

(Source: fireball-mudflap, via oneluckygirlforyou)

14 7 / 2014

"JUDGE IS SENDING ME DOWN"
(To the tune of ‘Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport’)

"There’s an old Australian entertainer, sighing, crying
And he shrugs off his legal team
And he turns to the reporters, gathered all around him
And he says

Won’t have much hope for a grope, bloke
Won’t have much hope for a grope
At my age I can’t bend for the soap, bloke
I’ll have no hope of a grope

All together now
The judge is sending me down, sport
Judge is sending me down
The news is all over town, sport
The judge is sending me down

It was only a compliment love, guv
Just a compliment love
There’s no need to cry “Heavens Above”, guv
Just a compliment love

All together now
The judge is sending me down, sport
Judge is sending me down
The news is all over town, sport
The judge is sending me down

A non-paying guest of the Queen, bean
A non-paying guest of the Queen
Should’ve sacked me legal team, bean
Now I’m gonna get me bum reamed

All together now
The judge is sending me down, sport
Judge is sending me down
The news is all over town, sport
The judge is sending me down…”
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It is a blight on the image of entertainment to see Rolf Harris go down in flames after six decades of a distinguished career.

A man I regarded for over 50 years as a role model in the public arena, is now destined to die without remorse for his weakness and unacceptable behaviour.

So many young people affected for life; this man took advantage of his success and influence to interfere with the lives of so many for small moments of selfishness.

It leaves a dirty taste in my mouth and punches holes in the memory of my youth.

I’m so glad my parents are not alive to see their societal peer crushed through such inexcusable actions.

09 7 / 2014

Fred was in the fertilized-egg business. He had several hundred young “pullets” and 10 roosters to fertilize the eggs.

He kept records, too. Any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.

This took a lot of time, so Fred purchased some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance which rooster was performing.

With the bells in place, Fred could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the ringing.

Fred’s favourite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen. But on this particular morning, Fred noticed old Butch’s bell had not rung at all!

When he went to investigate, Fred saw that the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing. But the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.

To Fred’s amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn’t ring. He’d sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

Fred was so proud of old Butch, he entered the sneaky rooster in the local City Poultry Show, where old Butch became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result was that the judges not only awarded old Butch the “No Bell Piece Prize,” but they also awarded him the “Pulletsurprise” as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren’t paying attention.

Vote carefully in the next election … you can’t always hear the bells.

06 6 / 2014

aussies-shouldnt-throw-stones:

Too soon?



It seems not too soon.

So the mystery deepens and the signals of missing MH370 in the Southern Indian Ocean were in fact various mechanical emissions from the surveying ship.

The search continues, the best lead is shot, the mystery deepens and the conspiracy theorists have awoken.

Occam’s Razor states that among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Other, more complicated solutions may ultimately prove correct, but - in the absence of certainty - the fewer assumptions that are made, the better.

Let’s look at the basic facts:
- All transmission systems that would enable tracking of the plane were shut down requiring expertise to do so.
- The plane made a U turn shortly after take off but not directly to its origin.
- No correspondence with the plane was encountered from shortly after the turn.
- No crashes occurred within a reasonable time after the turn.
- No ground systems detected the path of the plane.
- Satellite tracking identified two possible arcs of travel for the potential flight time based on how much fuel the plane was carrying.
- No phone contact from any passenger was encountered.
- The arc of travel into the Southern Indian Ocean produced no evidence of a plane crash, no debris has been found regardless of how much satellite imaging has been analysed.
- The search teams have not applied the same effort into searching the westerly directed arc of travel across Asia but have accepted the information provided by the countries along that path that the plane is not there.
What conclusion do I draw?

It is parked in Southern Asia awaiting conversion into a terrorist weapon.

Your thoughts?

aussies-shouldnt-throw-stones:

Too soon?

It seems not too soon.

So the mystery deepens and the signals of missing MH370 in the Southern Indian Ocean were in fact various mechanical emissions from the surveying ship.

The search continues, the best lead is shot, the mystery deepens and the conspiracy theorists have awoken.

Occam’s Razor states that among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Other, more complicated solutions may ultimately prove correct, but - in the absence of certainty - the fewer assumptions that are made, the better.

Let’s look at the basic facts:

- All transmission systems that would enable tracking of the plane were shut down requiring expertise to do so.

- The plane made a U turn shortly after take off but not directly to its origin.

- No correspondence with the plane was encountered from shortly after the turn.

- No crashes occurred within a reasonable time after the turn.

- No ground systems detected the path of the plane.

- Satellite tracking identified two possible arcs of travel for the potential flight time based on how much fuel the plane was carrying.

- No phone contact from any passenger was encountered.

- The arc of travel into the Southern Indian Ocean produced no evidence of a plane crash, no debris has been found regardless of how much satellite imaging has been analysed.

- The search teams have not applied the same effort into searching the westerly directed arc of travel across Asia but have accepted the information provided by the countries along that path that the plane is not there.

What conclusion do I draw?

It is parked in Southern Asia awaiting conversion into a terrorist weapon.

Your thoughts?

17 5 / 2014

…but if it is, why would you need to wear this explanation on a T-shirt?

…but if it is, why would you need to wear this explanation on a T-shirt?

19 4 / 2014

I often use the old saying when asked a question that has an absolute “yes” as an answer - ‘Is the Pope a catholic?’

I’m considering strongly these days that perhaps he’s not…..

08 4 / 2014

Too soon?

Too soon?

03 4 / 2014

cartoonpolitics:

"Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape." ~ Pope Francis

Worth repeating here.Applicable to all countries in the progressive Western World. Sad but true.

cartoonpolitics:

"Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape." ~ Pope Francis

Worth repeating here.
Applicable to all countries in the progressive Western World. Sad but true.

31 3 / 2014

…and we’re all sure that’s what she thinks! Oh, and ‘what must I have been thinking to let my daughter marry outside our gene pool…’.

…and we’re all sure that’s what she thinks! Oh, and ‘what must I have been thinking to let my daughter marry outside our gene pool…’.