Saturday, October 03, 2015

Coulda, woulda, shoulda, part zillion, and by the way it's all the fault of the social luvvie media ...

What better way to start a Saturday sojourn with the dog botherer, as, gazing up from its tablet screen, the pond wistfully watches the penny lizards dance in the warming sun. 

And lo, over there, the first blowie of summer batters its head against the window pane, while up above the planes drone by, changing gears with a loud roar, dropping personalised touches of Avgas carbon on the roof and delivering toads to the mantoado v. mantoado feud that will see the deep northerners bled dry by the huckstering vampires of NSW tourism ...

Yes it's those personal humanising touches that always help readers relate, and what an excellent way to relate to the dog botherer, as he adopts the pose of stern dad, and hands out some stern words, comforting and organising, to the children playing their games in federal politics ...

No doubt by this point you were almost moved to tears by the dog botherer's sense of balance and poise and his readiness to embrace futurism. 

Well not by giving up his tree-killing newspapers and certainly not by having a kind word for the superficiality of the digital media age...

... but by celebrating the really rich deep understanding you can get from a Murdochian tabloid ...

 Oh yes, that's the very essence of the subtlety and nuance we need ... because volatility and superficiality is everywhere on the full to overflowing intertubes ...

Ah, so that's what it's all about. Just another bout of moping and wailing and mourning and railing, and stewing about what might have been, but now can never be ... and tawdry retweets and somehow it's all the fault of the digerati ...

The redeemer done down by the schemers. What if he'd had a chance to flower, to recover? He was doing so well those first couple of years ...

Not that there's any stewing, mind you, nor basting in juices, nor bitterness, nor a mind set so myopic and fixated and repetitive and blame gaming that it hints at an alarming loss of cells ... or at least a refusal for anyone to accept responsibility for the consequences of their actions, deeds and ineptness ...

And so the yearning continues. Just a little more than the margin of error, the voters haven't had their say, and so now it's time to fool the luvvies, play them for suckers, continue being worshipped by progressives, and change the tone of the debate ... by maintaining the hard man stance, and instituting hard core policies, in effect, becoming a de facto Tony Abbott ...

Is there a flaw to this bizarre logic?

Can anyone else sense that newsprint might be befuddling the dog botherer?

What does the Bolter think of mature judgments and the voters usually getting it right, the very same voters who only a couple of years ago voted for a dud lemon, an epic flop ...?

Well of course he is.

How else can the redeemer now be redeemed and the civil war continue? After all, within hours of Turnbull softening his tone, terror stalked the streets. QED, it's all his fault ...

Oh yes, the civil war is alive and well in Murdoch la la land ... and who knows, it might yet make the Americans gasp in admiration at the way the game's played down under ...


  1. I thought Tony was playing the Rudd role at the mo.

    Miss pp

  2. Abbott will, reluctantly, answer any question he is asked about the Parramatta murder. I'd say it's worth three appearances with shock-jocks and two with TV to reassure the Muslims of Oz that we all would have been safer with him in charge. He may even set up a photo-op to fondle a Glock.

    1. Hi UC,

      Evidently one murder by a 15 year old followed by a 'suicide by police' is "an act of terror" by a "radicalised" teenager of Iraqi-Kurdish origin, believed to be acting alone.

      Meanwhile an alleged supporter of the IRA, murders nine other fellow students before his own death and that is best described as "stuff happens"

      It seems that motivation is all important.


    2. Quite so, DW. Motivation is the key. In fact, I will throw my support behind the next leader (or ex-leader) who intones with the deepest, ... deepest sincerity "This isn't about me".
      As for Turnbull's "cold-blooded murder" I expect he will say something about the bombing by US of the MSF hospital in Kunduz. His actual words may be very similar to "shit happens".

  3. Nice to see that the Botherer displays the same level of skills in child-care as he does in political commentary; ie, SFA. Not that I believe for a moment that his little domestic sketch is genuine.

    I'm obviously hanging around with the wrong crowd. I've yet to hear a single person of my acquaintance wail that our political system is broken. Sure, they're sick of the constant churn of PMs, but nearly everyone seems overjoyed with the latest change - including most Liberals I know. The "debate" to which the Botherer refers seems to exist solely between himself and similar pompous windbags - sorry, luminaries - such as Kelly and Hartcher.

    On the other hand I've heard a lot of vigorous debating among members of the public over the last few years on whether our media is just broken, or completely, hopelessly fucked.

    But as we all know - social media is to blame!

    1. The current level of leadership speculation about the government of the day has been around since, what? 2009? Now isn't that when Abbott became Opposition Leader?

  4. "But we will never know whether Abbott could have overcome the volatility and superficiality of the digital media age and triumphed despite it."

    Actually, we will, Chris. It's over. He didn't. Suck it up.


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