Saturday, July 18, 2015

And instead of the cross, the Albatross around his neck was hung ...

First the pond would like to thank the Anon correspondent who stayed in the Van Onselen twitter loop and so pointed the pond to these tweets:

By golly, that's hard core service, and the correspondent now can stand down and go for a polar bear swim.

You too can head off to the twitterers twittering here, and follow the link to the Wayback Machine here - oh how the pond loves the Wayback Machine - but why bother when the pond can present a matter of national crisis for your consideration here:

Now there are some churlish people who think that Abbott should dump Bronnie.

But the pond prays each day that he keeps the loyalty he's displayed today and guards her back and keeps her on and defends her black and blue.

That means blogs around the land can have endless fun recycling his previous blathering:

Oh it's just too richly post-modern and post-ironic.

About, about, in reel and rout 
The death-fires danced at night; 
The water, like a Bronnie's oils, 
Burnt green, and blue and white. 

And some in dreams assurèd were 
Of the Spirit that plagued us so; 
Nine fathom deep She had followed us 
From the land of mist and snow. 

And every tongue, through utter drought, 
Was withered at the root; 
We could not speak, no more than if 
We had been choked with soot. 

Ah! well a-day! what evil looks 
Had I from old and young! 
Instead of the cross, the Albatross 
About my neck was hung. (and more here)

And now for an artist's impression of Tony Abbott and his albatross:


  1. Hi Dorothy,

    Rowe should sue for copyright infringement. A poor honest cartoonist satirises a fearful old trout on a Thursday;

    Then two days later she has the audacity to use his own words as a means of defence;

    Mrs Bishop said she booked the $5,227 charter "in the normal way", and reported it properly.

    "There's been a political beat-up and I'm very sorry it's taken the heat off Mr Shorten and his triple-whammy carbon tax bill," she said.

    Is satire dead......again?


  2. Now, now Dorothy. No more village gossip or I will come after thee with a rolled up Grocery Code of Conduct.

    Miss pp

    1. Lovely image Miss pp - could that be the sketch for a lovely piece of Pope in the week ahead? What can the LNP come up with to distract from Bronniechopper now? There'll be some head-scratching this weekend.

  3. Wow, what a Saturday treat! All those loon pond posts in a little glowing row of wonderfulness. Although reading Angela Shanahan did require some time out for deep breaths so as not to frighten neighbours, cats, and sleeping child.

  4. Yes, the arrival of an Angela Shanahan outpouring is like a 3 bell fire and smoke alarm at Holt St isn't it?

    Over here in Auckland, I occasioned to be with a group of locals last night for end of work week drinks. "We think we've got a pretty weird government here, " quoth one of the group, "but what on earth is going on in Australia? We can't keep up with weirdness like that. You guys are going Olympic with that shit."

    And this was BEFORE the Bronni-chopper tale had crossed over the ditch.

    Boy, we have earnt our medals in appalling government haven't we? Good to see that the Captain looks to be going down with his pick too.

  5. Some wag could come up with a scenario of the resumption of Parliament, a week hence, with Madam Speaker's first 94A admonishment to 'those on the Left' to make them stop making helicopter noises....

  6. "“The fact of the matter is, it was done within entitlement, but as I said, the amount of money was clearly far too large and that’s why I’m paying it back,” she said. Ms Bishop took aim at Treasurer Hockey, who had questioned her use of entitlements last week, saying her colleague said “funny things sometimes”...."


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