Monday, February 20, 2017

In which Moorice displaces the Oreo as numero uno ...



Is it possible to imagine a better Oz frontn page, of either the tree killing or digital kind?

Look, there's dinkum Oz coal for the world, oi, oi, oi, and the demonising of Islamic continues, and right there, in the digital edition, is the latest Oreo ...

Don't ask why. Just think, because the Oreo

But wait, there's more, including a set of halal-free steak knives. Who should be at the top of the opinion section other than dear old rambling Moorice?

This ancient possum took quite a break over the Xmas period, but as always, the pond defers and must put him at the head of the table ... in the position usually occupied by the mad uncle when he ambles down from the attic and joins in the Xmas dinner ...

But why this constant mention of Xmas? Well as we shall see, Moorice still thinks it's Xmas ...


Oh it sounds like it's going to be crazy mad stuff, a wild embrace of secularism and a disdain for the lunacy that all religions introduce into the world ... a fight worth having, as we battle to maintain the insights of science and the enlightenment and the adversarial press and the very best of Jefferson cutting all that miracle tripe out of his version of the bible ...



Dear sweet long absent lord, Moorice really does think it's still Xmas and he's still fighting the war on Xmas...

The pond thought it was just a joke. Did anyone in the 'leet Surry Hills bunker not have the courtesy and decency to tell the silly old codger it's February and the wars over Xmas and Australia Day have long gone, and shouldn't return until around November?

Is it wise to allow senility and dementia to parade in public this way?

Will someone explain to the demented one that if the Donald puts American interests and values first, then by definition Australian interests and values must be put last ...

Did anyone in the bunker note for Moorice the cost of the Donald junketing off to Florida or his children cavorting all over the place?


Did anyone tell Moorice that the Donald loves to golf, even more than Obama? At c. $3 million the trip ...

Did anyone mention to Moorice he's now one of the "enemies of the people" and possibly one degree of warmth away from traitor? Even Fox News got a little alarmed ...

Now the pond realises that Moorice is a delusional old sod, who, for far too long, reaped the rewards of government, all the perks and the pleasures, while the people wore the cost ...

But how long can the delusional keep peddling the same old hoary myths about a game-changing draining of the swamps when a new set of billionaires, sundry insider bludgers and Goldman Sachs alumni have moved in, and the Donald - a member of the protected New York urban elite - pisses money against the wall?

Well when you sip the Moorice kool aid, the fever can last for a long, long time ...


Oh seesh, it's still Xmas in Moorice la la land. Moorice, it's February, it would be unhinged to wish you a Merry Xmas right at the moment, you silly senile old loon ...

But the pond always humoured the mad uncle in the attic, so if you insist, here's a toon just for you ...




Meanwhile, the Oreo was off busy on the never-ending Oz business of demonising Islamics ...



The pond hesitated to note that the main proponent of dark ages death sentences was in recent times in fact the Communist government of China ... and while Islamic countries in the Middle East were next best, the United States was just outside the medal placings with 220 executed 2007-12, compared to 256 by bronze medallist Iraq (Graudian the data here).

Now before embarking on the Oreo's rant about the Islamics and the wonders of western civilisation and Xians in particular and their relentless, admirable feminism, it's worth the pond spending a little time on context.




This is just a selection from Genesis, which gets up to point 45 before heading off to Exodus and eventually reaching 388 references.

Anyone wanting any more of these can have endless hours of fun with working links at the skeptic's annotated bible here ...

Of course you won't find anything about this in the Oreo. It's what's called, in another biblical passage, a giant bloody mote in the eye ...



Ahem, actually, the bible also approved of female sexual slavery. It was quite the done thing in ancient times, and lordy lordy, these days the angry Sydney Anglicans do so love their complimentary women too ...

This is always the trouble when delusional Oreos are allowed out to cherry-pick their religions while barking at the moon ...



The irony of the Oreo, a Trump lover, suddenly spruiking the free press is just one of the many contradictions not lost on the pond this day ...

In much the same way as the bizarre notion that the secular state has its origins in Xian scripture ...

Now the pond understands that the bigots might want to write the Athenians out of the picture, what with their rather free and fancy ways with homosexuality ...

But why, week after week, do the reptiles pander to the Oreo and allow her delusions to roam around the digital world?

It is a singular mystery, and yet it confirms yet again why the pond must consider the lizards of Oz enemies of the people ...


Anyone pretending that billionaires and Goldman Sachs are friends of the people must by definition be an enemy of the people.

Anyone blathering on about Islamics as the enemy of the people while ignoring the way that Xians have demonised women, gays and other minorities must surely be an enemy of the people.

What to do? Perhaps in the dark of the night, light a  fire and apply charcoal to the cheeks and forehead and began to chant:

The Oreo is the enemy, the reptiles are the enemy, the Oreo is the enemy. That's all.

Then the pond would have achieved the full orgasmic game-changing Trumpist understanding urged on it by the Oreo and the Moorice ...

And now in these troubled times, the pond must revert to its new guide to all things media ...



Fully sick! And fully sick in Sweden too!


Well yes #lastnightinsweden is fun, and there was the pond thinking that Sweden was only good for dour Bergman movies or a sick failed Scandinavian noir film about a female politician imprisoned in a diabolical compression chamber ...

These days good humoured Swedish questions abound ...


A functional crack addict? An inordinately successful crack addict!

Indeed, indeed. Or perhaps just a junk TV addict ... and never mind the nuance, the subtlety or the alternative fax ...


This is a man who has launched, or caused to be launched, a zillion tweets ...in lieu of policies, abilities or vision. It's distraction, deflection, distortion, divergence and deviation  cranked up to 11, while the Moorices and the Oreos wander about bleating, lost in their new Trumpian wilderness ...

In the meantime, anyone interested in an oasis of sanity can find more Rowe here ...





In which the pond discovers that the lizards of Oz are the enemies of the people ...



It being the age of the intertubes, some memes never go away ... and most result in hearty contributions to the Godwin's law swear jar ...


First they came for the judges ...

But everyone knows that the Daily UK Snail is a fascist rag with a long history of fascist associations. Would anyone be surprised by its use of fascist terminology?

But then they came for the media ...


But that's the BBC getting agitated here

Of course the cardigan wearers would be a bit sensitive about being singled out as purveyors of fake news by the Donald ...after all, he's just doing what the Murdochians and the lizards of Oz have been doing week in, week out for years ...

But then they came for the lizards of Oz ...


Well yes, they routinely provide fake news and fake commentary, and alternative facts ...


They show every sign of being enemies of the people ... look how they hide people haters in their midst and refuse to sack them ...


Sky News, proud home of the bigots ...


Reptile against reptile, torn apart by bigotry and hate, as they argue over who can be the worst of the worst enemy of the people ...

And it should go without saying that one of the foremost enemies of the people is surely the Major Mitchell ... order of Lenin hunter extraordinaire ...

Even worse, this enemy of the people is proudly, unashamedly 'leetist ...


He pleads guilty, and not just guilty to the easily proven charge of delusionalism?



Indeed, indeed. There's nothing like the demonising of women and refugees and such like as an unintended bonus ...

Here's another bonus for enemies of the people ...



The cheeky sods even boast about how they make up fake news and sell it ...


There are of course many ironies to be discovered in the scribbling of this enemy of the people. 

See below a joke about "comment is cheap" and then do a glib throwaway line about negative gearing ...

Only a singular galah of the Major Mitchell kind is capable of such feats. 

Talk about Paul Murray as "amusing" when even Murray has to apologise for being a head-butting blistering billygoat inclined to go off the deep end? Easy peasy ...


Ah there he goes, celebrating the Bolter and railing about Twitter. Which reminds the pond, what news of the Bolter this day over at the Major Mitchell's Terrorist kissing cousins?



There we go, little Timmie Bleagh celebrating Milo - two loathsome peas in a vile pod - and the Bolter doing climate denialism yet again ...

And yet still the recalcitrant Major Mitchell loves these enemies of the people and remains defiant...


Some more facts. The UK might be considering winding back wind power ... but in 2016 wind power delivered more electricity than coal power in 2016 ... here ... 

As for Germany? An alternative fax from 17th November 2016 which can be googled to get more ...


Nobody said that transitioning to new energy regimes would be easy, but it doesn't help when climate science denialism and hysteria about greenies saturates the reptiles of Oz on a daily basis ...

It probably doesn't help much that the sell-off to the private sector has made it easy for energy owners to make out like bandits as governments try to work out how to manage the transition in Australia ...

In all this, the simple-minded, simplistic musings of the likes of Major Mitchell mark him as an enemy of the people ...

Luckily there are well-remembered ways to spot these enemies ...



Sadly, the pond has had to hold over its weekly awarding of the Order of Lenin to the Major Mitchell this week. 

The professors are still discussing in arcane detail whether such an award is appropriate for an enemy of the people ...

They're consternated at the notion that the Major Mitchell idea that you can keep on taking pot shots at everyone in populist Trumpian style, while purporting not to be a populist ...

As a result, a few Trumpian cartoons have been rustled up to fill in the gap ...





Sunday, February 19, 2017

In which Peta, having organised life under the onion muncher, explains about people not learning from their mistakes ...


But enough of the enemies of the people abroad ... there's more stories of their sordid work here.

What are the local reptile enemies of the people up to this weekend?


Ah, the enemies of the people are enemies of comrade Bill ... and they want the pond to exercise its imagination, a faculty in limited supply since weird, surreal nightmares took over the world ...

But it seems that imagine we must ...


Don't get the pond wrong.

It's a fair question.

We knew what life was like under the onion muncher ...imagination is no longer required ...


And we know what life is like under Malware ... though imagination does come in handy ...



So we should listen to a woman who organised and dominated one of the most inept governments of recent times, an epic failure which saw her onion munching incompetent voted down by his own kind, long before the voters had the pleasure of doing it, and imagine away?

Probably. It's the Australian way. Losers shuffle off out of power, then rail from the sidelines at their successors ...

Useless dropkicks and enemies of the people like the Bolter get a chance to moan and whine and grizzle incessantly, without a care in the world for the difficulties and complexities of government ...

And so to Peta explaining just how the Malware mob are hopeless, though no doubt somewhere along the line she'll offer herself as advisor ...


It never gets old, does it. The onion muncher came to power in September 2013 and here we are in February 2017, with a number of budgets under the bridge, and yet it's still all the fault of Labor ...

But wait, we still haven't seen what it would be like under Labor. We know what it'll be like under Trump ...


And we have a fair clue what it's like under Malware ...



So what's the bet that petulant Peta will go feral about the windmills yet again? 

This is a kind of demonic image for the reptiles that's up there with satanic Islamic fundamentalists ...expect this to be a familiar sight, as opposed to say, the familiar thoughts of climate scientists ...



It was kind of Peta to mention the unsustainable Howard government, while not typing a peep about the unsustainable follies of the onion muncher's government, in which the idea of trinkets and ceremonies came to the fore.

No matter, we all had a ticket to that show ...


Meanwhile, it's on with the job explaining why the big banks are suffering so in their fragile oligopolistic government-mandated and approved cosy clique, and so must have even more taxation benefits thrust down their collective throats ...



Well under the onion muncher and Peta, there were lots of real losers. No doubt under comrade Bill there will be lots of real losers, the banks, big business, and so on and so forth, and it causes the pond to shed real tears ...

Meanwhile, it doesn't occur to prattling Peta that many people find this petulant blame game extremely tedious and tiresome ...

Both sides make promises, and then both sides take care of their mates, and the enemies of the people prattle on ...

For the average punter standing on the sideline, queuing to get into the movie, all that's left are truly strange and astonishing tales of weirdness and woe ... and you can find more such stories via David Rowe here ...


Or perhaps just re-read the Stevenson ...