The biggest LNP black hole is really the vacant space between Tony’s ears!

The biggest LNP black hole is really the vacant space between Tony’s ears!

Over the last couple of days, there have been two policy announcements that promote imagesmuch head scratching and that old perennial…  WTF?

The first one was that major brain fart, labelled by Bill Shorten as “Cash for sea going Clunkers!” 

Now this (and I use the term advisedly) policy has more holes in it than the boats they intend to buy.

I do hope that the LNP have a paypal account, as they will need it when ebay sets up their “Leaky Indonesian Fishing Boat” category, and starts the bidding war for the multitude of boats available.

I am sure however that there will be a large number of of owners of said leaky boats that will be more than happy for the renewed interest that will be generated, and the increased value of their boats.   😯

Boat graveyard

FOR SALE, slightly used fishing boats, guaranteed to sink within 10 nautical miles of Christmas Island, starting bid $10,000.oo, apply Boat graveyard (Photo credit: Grumbler %-|)

At this point I would normally be screaming how much will this harebrained scheme cost, but I very much doubt that they will end up buying one boat, or if they do, it will be the one that the smugglers rejected (I wonder if there’s a people smuggler named John West?)   😉

For a party that supposedly believes in market based systems, and allowing market forces to determine prices and profits etc, they have shown a remarkable level of ignorance and stupidity (even for them?) in developing this particular piece of shit policy.   🙄

So after spending at least three minutes weighing up the cons and cons of this “policy (?)”  the over-riding question that came to mind was:

WTF were they thinking?

Then came the LNP campaign launch where lots of right wing nut-jobs spoke for copious amounts of time and said absolutely nothing.

Having said that, amongst all the white noise, Abbott did manage to release another policy (?) of sorts?

The amazing thing is that the party that has spent most of the last three years telling us how we have to live within our means, and taking every opportunity to say that debt is bad, and that the government cannot manage the economy because they will always build debt and deficit instead of surpluses , has decided that it’s absolutely fine and dandy for apprentices to start their lives as a tradie, with a $20,000 debt.   😯

Now, I’m not so much looking at the policy (?), although I’m sure that there would be better ways of encouraging apprentices to finish their time, but rather the hypocrisy of the LNP.

Why is it that it is OK for LNP MPs to have mortgages and other personal debts, it’s fine for students and now apprentices to finish their studies with a substantial debt, and with the median annual income of around $70,000, and the average mortgage of around $300,000, it is soooo wrong for the government to have a modest percentage of debt to GDP?

So as far as I can see, the only conclusion that any fair minded individual could come to is that the LNP are monumental hypocrites, and despite the 30-70 billion black hole in their costings;

The biggest LNP black hole is the vacant space between Tony’s ears!



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18 Responses to The biggest LNP black hole is really the vacant space between Tony’s ears!

  1. kate ahearne says:

    Wonderful, Truthie. I notice this morning that Newspoll is giving Labor a little lift. I’m thinking of it as ‘the clunker’ lift, ‘the shut up’ lift. and ‘the lift that had to happen’.

    Difficult to choose a best bit – but I did have a lovely chuckle at the 3 whole minutes you spent weighing the cons and cons.


  2. cornlegend says:

    I think you spent far too much time weighing up the cons and cons.
    That valuable time could have been spent on something more productive, like watching the grass grow..
    I am wondering though,
    Will Abbott launch the new LNP Boat Sales division ?
    Could they [the boats} become a weapon in the “Operation Sovereign Borders “, manned by the LNP faithful, to turn the boats back, or try to buy them at a cut rate price, before they are scuttled ?
    Could Clive buy the lot, to save building his Titanic 2.

    Can picture it now, Abbott and Morrison, perched on the bow, all in action man cammo gear, fist fulls of dollars, and a free copy of “Real directions” for every boat seller.
    Bloody hell, what have we come to ?


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning cornie 😀 yes I know that I spent more time than required, but I felt that to be fair I had to give it that time 😯 cos I wanted to get it right 😀

      good to see that you’re firing on all cylinders this morning mate 😀 you must have got some good sleep 😯

      Cheers 😀


  3. jean-philippe guglielmi says:

    Truth Seeker posted: “The biggest LNP black hole is really the vacant space between Tony’s ears!

    Over the last couple of days, there have been two policy announcements that promote much head scratching and that old perennial… WTF?

    The first one was that major brain fa”


  4. Gregory T says:

    TS.. I left a short reply to your headline, over on IA “If his ears are anything to go by, that’s a big space to fill”. I also came across an old classic, “Sixteen Tons” by Merle Travis, written in 1946, at the beginning of the largest industrial expansion of the 20th century and it seems to be more apropos now days. The best contempory version, I think is the Tom Jones one. Cheers


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Gregory T, thanks for your comment 😎

      Yes they certainly are a pair of flappers 😀 and it wouldn’t be out of place for him to have a “Vacant space to let” sign across his forehead 😯

      Thanks for the info 😀 and when I get a moment, I’ll check out that old classic 😎

      Cheers 😀


  5. patriciawa says:

    Another good one, Truthie. But without splitting hairs here, may I suggest that ‘harebrained’ is the correct spelling as well as the perfect description for our Mr Rabbit?


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Patricia, thanks for your comment 😎 and Kind words, 😀

      Yes, you are right on both counts 😳 That’s what happens when you write when half asleep 😦 so thanks for the correction 😀 and as you say it fits the perfect description. 😀

      Cheers 😀


  6. orangefox says:

    I read that Abbott wants to leave us in a similar shape that Thatcher and Ragan left their countries.
    Now I am even more worried as they are openly stating it.
    The $20000 loan scheme for apprentices is the first stage to dismantle free education. Howard will look like a softie.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      orangefox, thanks for your comment 😎 and yes I actually heard him say that when questioned about reports that he would do to Australia what they did to the UK and USA. 😯

      He was also asked about “Trickle down economics” which he said, in a roundabout sort of way, that he agreed with; WTF? 😯

      It’s a scary prospect alright! 🙄

      Cheers 😀


  7. bundysmum says:

    I have a new slogan for the lnp “idiots are us”. Hard to believe that any sane person would consider voting for these morons Truthy. I do wonder where our collective sense of fairness and our respect for our fellow travellers in this country has gone.

    I despair!!


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Bundysmum, thanks for your comment, 😀 and I know how you feel 😯

      “Idiots are us” fits them to a tee. 😦

      But don’t despair just yet, we stil can and will win. 😀

      Cheers ;grin:


  8. lefturnahead says:

    Hi Truth Seeker, Thanks for another great piece your writing not only makes me laugh but gives me a bit of hope as well. You know I thought Abbott and his goons could not get any more crazy then they already are but when he said he wants to channel Ronald Regan and Thatcher or words to that effect I thought WTF, this bloke is dead set bat shit crazy and is the biggest con man and liar in Australian political history or both. This election is fast approaching and I am telling people to be afraid, be very afraid ,because the Barbarians are at the gate and if we let them in they will destroy the joint.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      lefturnahead, thanks for your comment 😎 , kind words and support 😀 .

      I am with you 100% and “Bat shit crazy” is a fine description 😆

      Yes, the more he opens his pie hole, the more afraid we should become, cos he has no control as to what dribbles out, and there are usually hints as to his real agenda 😯

      Keep up the good work, I love your style 😀

      Cheers ;grin:


  9. 2gravel says:

    Truth Seeker

    Another great one, I read them all but don’t always comment. I really appreciate all your hard work and effort.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      gravel , thanks for that 😀 and all your support and kind words 😎 It means a lot 😀

      I always enjoy your input, whether it’s here or at THE PUB or TPS , so keep up the good work 😎

      Cheers 😀


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