It was 1971 and I was working for the Melbourne Herald and Weekly Times when Britain first gave notice that it was about to join the EEC in 1973. It was then The European Economic Community, and two years after joining in 1975 PM Harold Wilson needed reassurance of the wisdom of such a move with a UK referendum. It was duly passed.
Destitute Aboriginal men, addicted to alcohol, reside in river beds, content with Aboriginal women who beat each other up before the men get drunk enough to beat them all up. And where are the kids?
Prior to the Singapore Summit a confused little Kim Jong-Un was out of his depth and unsure how to handle Donald Trump so he got into his tank engine and took a trip across the border to Beijing to visit the Fat Controller. Kim hates aeroplanes.
For a moment in time every nation on Earth held hands, breathed a heavy sigh of relief and thanked their respective gods when those 12 little boys reached safety. Stressed smiles on their pained little faces were aimed at their desperate parents… they didn’t want them to worry… “we will be okay” they assured them. And they were okay.
It was winter in 2015 and bloody cold in Canberra as Malcolm Turnbull and the Stick Insect continued to plot the surgical assassination of Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. Turnbull felt it was important to use Abbott’s continued poor polling as a reason. All was going to plan, even a Canning by-election later in the year in the Stick Insect’s home State of WA appeared a certain defeat for the Libs and would consolidate even further justification for Abbott’s knifing.
Due to a current radiation regime lasting 20 days I am unable during this period to give the PP blog the attention it deserves. I will return when the radiation is completed and I hope you will resist the trolls in the interim.Thank you, Larry
The never Trumpers must surely now reconsider him as likely to be America’s greatest ever President. For those who still have a preference for Obama and Clinton please consider this:
Outspoken Muslim Member of the Lower House, Labor’s Anne Aly, has been keeping a low profile since she notified the House last year that she had sent a request to Egyptian authorities to nullify her nationality 10 days before the close of nominations for her seat of Cowan.
A five maybe six billion dollar budget surplus makes a very small hole in a five or six hundred billion dollar debt. And who’s to say any government will use any small projected surplus to pay down the deficit? Certainly not Labor.
In the last several years I have observed many “Acknowledgment of Country” ceremonies. The wording varies but typically, at the start of a meeting, the master of ceremonies declares that the meeting is being held on the traditional lands of a particular indigenous people or peoples in general.
Trump asked for $67 billion for his 3,000 mile wall… they gave him enough for a few hundred yards. DC is mostly united against his wall, but does the Don really need the bloody thing? No, he doesn’t.
NBN, NDIS, GONSKI, FINKEL… all part of a failed Rudd, Gillard, Rudd era but re-invented by Turnbull. The NBN was never on budget and can never be a success, because no-one will buy it at what it cost to build it, so it will always remain a large part of our deficit.