An Ode to Abbotts Node.

An Ode to Abbotts Node

Road side Node cabinet

Road side Node cabinet

Node cabinet

Node cabinet








Would you like one of these on your street?

This poem came about as a result of a suggestion from one of my valued contributors cornlegend,  who thought that a poem on the “Node” would be good.

So cornlegend, this ones for you mate   😀

An ode to Abbotts Node


The fibre node, is sadly

Not a thing of wonder

In a street corner cabinet

So susceptible to blunder

When a street racer crashes

Of his car, it’ll end up under

As the poor old copper connectors,

Will all get torn asunder


It’s the Abbott and the Turd balls

preferred and favoured plan

To run all optical fibre

To the street corner can

Which is really quite surprising

For Mal the tech head man

Cos he knows that the faster speeds

Will just end up in the pan


But he doesn’t really care cos it’s

The LNP party line

And his dummy spits on NBN

Are comparable to Pyne

Who is payed a lot of money

To do nothing but just whine

But the Abbott and his party

Seem to think that that’s just fine


Rejecting without conscience

The fibre to the home

While Abbott’s ignorance flounders

In a sea of mental foam

As he struggles with the concept

Of the need for us to roam

Across the internet, gold plated,

Rather settling for chrome


And the Turd ball is a hypocrite

Of proportions very vast

As he tries to sell a system that takes us

Forward to the past

Using old and worn out copper

That is destined not to last

And the evidence clear

That it’s wearing out quite fast


But don’t ask Tony Abbott cos

He’s enamoured with the node

Cos it’s cheaper running fibre

To the end of every road

Than to run it to the home,

Which is Labors mother load

So instead of a high speed greyhound,

Abbott offers a cane toad


And I know that there are those who think

The node is much maligned

Cos our future with the internet

By speed has been defined

And the fibre to the home

Is the system most refined

And the fibre to the node should

To our history, be confined


But the node is symptomatic

Of the LNP’s intent

As they seek to save a dollar

Through their ideological bent

Arguing why supply fast broadband

To those who struggle to pay the rent

It’s the rich that deserve the faster speeds

And to them it should be sent


So don’t whinge and whine you peasants

With copper running from the road

As you can’t afford the luxury

Of the faster mother load

And if the LNP are elected

The truth is… well… it doesn’t bode

Cos the very best you’ll get from them

Is fibre… to the… node


Large road side Node cabinet

Large road side Node cabinet

Or this one courtesy Joy

Or this one courtesy Joy

What about this beauty, and imagine how much graffiti could be sprayed over one of these?

Fine specimens aren’t they?













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40 Responses to An Ode to Abbotts Node.

  1. Joy Cooper says:

    Great poem, Truth Seeker, naturally. 🙂

    One thing is definite, you won’t see these atrocious monstrosities as street furniture in any of the swanky suburbs of the capital cities. They’ll have FTTP. It will just be the hoi polloi stuck with these vandal attracting traffic crash victims being flooded out every time it rains.

    We have enough internet outages as it is. We don’t need them to be more frequent along with a more costly, inferior & dodgier service.


  2. kate ahearne says:

    Lovely stuff, Truth Legend.
    I noticed this in yesterday’s Age Nielsen Poll –
    ‘according to the first national poll on the policies.

    Of those who had heard about the government’s NBN, about 63 per cent of those surveyed supported it, reveals the Fairfax/Nielsen poll of 1400 Australians. However, of those who have heard about the Coalition’s alternative, only 41 per cent back it.’

    Read more:

    Let’s hope that reason will prevail. This issue could come back to bite the bottoms of the LNP.

    I also noticed that there has been a big poll of Queensland voters which is showing serious swing against the Qld LNP Government. The article by Matthew Donovan on the
    Australian Independent Network site is well worth reading in full.
    Kate Ahearne for Fair Media Alliance



    • Truth Seeker says:

      Kate, thanks for your comment 😀 and the links 😎

      Yes I hope also that it comes back to bite them, and aren’t they just going to be a wonderful addition to any street scape 😯

      Cheers 😀


  3. C@tmomma says:

    Good one, Truth Seeker! I actually laughed out loud at the line about the Cane Toad. Maybe an enterprising graffiti artist could paint one on a Node Box? 😉

    Honestly, though, you’d have to have rocks in your head to think that a free connection of fibre to your premises, home or business, is inferior to having to pay $5000 to Telstra for same.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      C@tmomma, thanks for your comment 😀

      Yes, sadly though most of the graffiti “Artist” can’t even spell their names, much less paint a cane toad, although I must concede some of them are truly brilliant. 😀

      But I have to agree with you, and I hope that it will become a game changer 😀

      That’s why I found the photos, to show what we’re in for. 😯

      Cheers 😀


  4. Gregory T says:

    Truth Seeker, perhaps you should photoshop some large FOXTEL logos all over them to really give the people the right idea.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Gregory, welcome :grin and thanks for your comment 😆

      That’s a great idea, but sadly I don’t have photoshop, otherwise I would 😀

      But I do like the way you think 😀 😆

      Cheers 😀


      • Joy Cooper says:

        Here’s an example of what these goddawful nodes should really look like. Have just made this. No Photoshop needed any free editing site will do.


        • Truth Seeker says:

          Joy, Fixed it 😀 perseverance is the key 😀

          Thanks 😎

          Cheers 😀


        • Joy Cooper says:

          Thanks for that, TS. 🙂 Is it possible for you to edit my above post with the link?


          • Truth Seeker says:

            Joy, all done 😀 and thanks again 😎


            • Joy Cooper says:

              Thank you, 🙂


              • cornlegend says:

                Joy, where is this one, I want to be the SECOND person to graffiti it


                • Truth Seeker says:

                  cornlegend, if you want the pic to play with 😀 just click on it and copy it.

                  or any of the others for that matter 😀

                  Cheers 😀


                • Truth Seeker says:

                  cornlegend, Thanks mate 😀 but I did realise that about half an hour after I posted 😳 I’ll have to put it down to being one of those days 😯

                  I woke up feeling like shit, which got progressively worse all day, we’re half way through getting our house re-stumped, and the holes for the stumps keep filling up with water, my wife organised to get the lounge and the chairs cleaned, which just put more water under the house from a leaking tap fitting, I was writing these replies whilst waiting for a student and an excavator operator, who turned up late, half way through the lesson, and all while trying to organise an electrician mate to lay some conduit under our creek amongst other things 😥

                  Oh the humanity 😦 😯 😥

                  but other than that it’s been a pretty good day 😯

                  But now that I’ve vented my spleen, I feel much better 😀 or not 😦

                  I was going to start another poem, but I’m waiting for the headache to go, cos I can’t see straight, so I might just have another scotch instead 😀

                  So cheers mate 😀 and I do mean cheers 😀 😀 😀


                • cornlegend says:

                  Morning Truthy,
                  hope all is better in Truthseeker world today


                • Truth Seeker says:

                  Morning cornlegend, and thanks for your concern 😀 Yes so far so good, although I’m a bit confused about the way the comments are going. 😉

                  The messages seem to go all over the place on this thread since I deleted a couple of comments, yesterday. 😯 I’m not sure why, but thanks for persevering 😀

                  More bloody rain overnight won’t improve the water level in the stump holes though, but regardless they should be all but finished today, and then we start with the builder ripping out the termite damage in the laundry 🙄

                  I need to write something to distract me for a while 😀 but my head keeps coming back to stumps, builders and mess 😯 so if you have any suggestions for a possible article or poem I would appreciate it 😀

                  Got to go out shopping for birthday presents and cake decorations for our grand daughter this morning, so that will be a bit of a distraction 😯

                  Hopefully back after lunch 😉

                  Cheers 😀


                • cornlegend says:

                  I think I read it somewhere, or maybe dreamt it, but the LNP, who can’t express their policies, have decided to form a choir, to take our minds off the fact that they have NO POLICIES
                  They are going around the constituencies that have a NODE.
                  The Choir will be led by the man who won’t accept he’s not PM, Tony Abbott.
                  The choir consists of Kelly O’Dwyer, ,Mathias Cormann, Bronwyn Bishop, Eric Abetz, Christopher Pyne, Sophie Mirrabella, Scott Morrison and George Brandis,
                  The tour will be funded by Gina.
                  A singalong booklet will be in all Ruperts papers
                  George Pell will bless this sorry lot.
                  He’s told them that GOD is on their side {RUPERT}

                  They will be singing a selection of TRUTHSEEKER poems on a corner near you.
                  yeah, I’m sure I read that somewhere ?


                • Truth Seeker says:

                  cornlegend, 😆 God one mate, 😀 that would certainly be worth a look 😆

                  In fact they might use it as an LNP fund raiser at all the local footy grounds 😯

                  They could open with “The Aspirational Voter” 😀

                  Cheers 😀 😆


                • Truth Seeker says:

                  Musings Readers, there is a fantastic article just posted on Fair Media Alliance, looking at the relationship between the Pollies, the media Barons and the pollsters. 😀

                  Check it out 😎


                  Cheers 😀 😎


  5. Truthy,
    Oh, shucks, I’m blushing.
    Of course I think this is your best one yet.
    I finally got to see an ugly NODE !!
    Keep stuffing it to ’em mate.
    You manage to get right to the heart of issues, some talent !
    I am a happy little vegemite now, had my fix of THRUTHSEEKER MUSINGS, ALL IS WELL WITH THE WORLD


  6. cornlegend says:

    If the Mad Monk gets in I can’t wait to see the Large road side Node cabinets, located around Point Piper and the leafy north shore of Sydney
    Ive got the photo, intend to get all my neighbours to sign a petition, saying we don’t want a
    Large road side Node cabinet
    in our area.
    Will affect property values
    Will attract graffiti [mainly from me.
    Is a bloody eyesore.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      cornlegend, glad you enjoyed the results of your inspiration 😀 and I thought the photos were a good cross section of what we can expect. 😯

      Even the smaller ones are an eyesore and plenty big enough for a good dose of graffiti, or carnage, as if the mad drivers around the place haven’t got enough things to run into.

      Love the “Mainly from me” line 😆

      The break really did do you good 😀

      Cheers 😀


  7. bob macalba says:

    Really liked that one TS, how you manage to fit it all together amazes me, good show and cheers


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Bob, thanks for your comment 😀 and support 😎 I appreciate it greatly 😀

      And you know what they say “use it or lose it” 😉

      And it’s so true for me 😯 ;grin: Rhyming is a great mind exercise, and mine needs all the help it can get! 🙄

      Cheers mate 😀 😎


  8. Joy Cooper says:

    It is now in my Picasa – Google+ albums, cornlegend but you could ask TS & see if you can borrow it from here. Did the sponsorship thingy in Ribbet. 🙂


  9. cornlegend says:

    No Truthy,
    only joking.
    Soon there will be one on a corner near you !


  10. cornlegend says:

    What a day !
    hope tomorrow gets better.
    was due to come up for two days, but with the weather, not the best for stomping around building site, so delayed.
    Hope things improve for you,
    maybe Abbott pointed the bone at you .


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Cornlegend, thanks for your kind thought mate, 😀 The scotch has helped a bit, and a good nights sleep would be a fine thing.

      I’m now just biding my time until the dog can go out for his last pee and then it’s a quick shower and bed.

      The weather up here has been pretty warm today, although they keep threatening a storm tonight, but it hasn’t eventuated so far. The water under the house is left over from the storm last Friday, but every thing is so wet, that even with the last few days of little rain, it just won’t dry out.

      I live in hope that the next week will be dry, as the creek needs to dry out a bit before we excavate for the conduit, but I won’t hold my breath 🙄

      I also hope tomorrow is better, as we have to go into Caloundra and up to Kawana for some shopping in the morning (Oh joy of joys 😯 )

      Anyway mate, thanks again and cheers 😀


  11. cornlegend says:

    don’t know what I’m doing but I’m ending up with same replies posting on two different bits.
    bugger it,off to bed !


  12. jane says:

    Great pome, TS as always. I hope if Ettridge’s suit is successful. it will put a big fat dent in Liealot and the Liars Party. And if Ashnbygate gets traction, the Liars and Rupert will be mortally wounded.

    No street cabinets, no $5k runs from the node to the premises, no Liars Party.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Jane, thanks for your comment and kind words 😀

      Yes, lets hope that the legals system works as it should, for the truth and not just for the one with the most money or influence. 😯

      Yes NBN for all 😀 and ASAP 😎

      Cheers 😀


  13. cuppa says:

    Fancy putting the LNP wingnuts in charge of something like this. They’ve never built any successful infrastructure to speak of, let alone the biggest project in Australia’s history. They pledged to dismantle the people’s broadband network, so they’ve got ZERO credibility. Get out of the way, you wingnuts. Let the infrastructure experts do it right the first time. NBN with Labor.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      cuppa, thanks for your comment 😀 and well said 😎

      I agree completely, and wouldn’t let them build a prefabricated garden shed, much less major infrastructure, they have absolutely no concept of real value for money, they seem to base everything on false economies 😯

      Ther’re IDIOTS 🙄

      Cheers 😀 😎


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