Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Of fair media coverage and rabbits ...
Well here you go, and there's a dry wit at work there ...
And so to a further reading for the day - so many readings, so little time:
Yes, the scales seem to have fallen from Peter Hartcher's eyes - the intro to Tony Abbott's threats, scare tactics only dig him a deeper hole is here - and there was a joke too:
The pond can only hope that the Liberals lack the ticker to tackle the scaremonger.
The pond hasn't had this much fun in years, and it would be a shame for the ice cream to slip onto the tar before it's savoured down to the tip of the cone ...
Meanwhile, at a time of extreme budget emergency, a huge budget crisis, jolly Joe is talking about keeping the levy designed to fund the PPL, while Abbott seems to be confused about that.
Now there's some communication on song and a real team effort, while the fat cats do the usual howling and breast beating and the unfairness of it all in Fairfax here.
But why has Abbott been so fixated on handing out the lollies to kiddies?
The pond suspects it's deeply embedded in Abbott's psyche. The Catholic church, one of the great Ponzi schemes of all time, has always had a healthy respect for breeding as a way of delivering new followers.
You could imagine how startled the pond was to hear the Pope say there was no need to breed like rabbits, only for the prattling Pontiff to realise he'd put his foot in the Ponzi scheme, rowing back and praising large families (aged press report here).
Never mind, the real test for the paid chattering classes will be when they come out strongly against any further middle and upper class welfare when Abbott and crew get to rolling out the new package.
Don't hold your breath, it could be fatal.
In the meantime, the pond gets to catch up on all the rabbit cartoons that turned up in the United States:
Posted by dorothy parker at 2/03/2015 12:26:00 PM