Economic, environmental and highway knobbery!

Economic, environmental and highway knobbery!Hockey2

Just prior to the release of Sloppy Joe’s MYEFO, I referred to it as the latest LNP con job,   and that’s exactly what it was.   😯

But that was just the latest in a conga line of LNP stupidity, in the first three months of this alleged government, starting with Abbott stating that he wants to be known as the infrastructure PM.   WTF?

Now call me naive, but I thought that roads were the infrastructure of the 20th century, and part of the reason for what is now called AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming), the biggest challenge that the world currently faces.   😦

So IMHO, what we should be working towards is renewable powered home offices, and decentralisation of industry through the use of the real infrastructure for the 21st century, the internet super highway… The NBN.

The benefits of this infrastructure are incalculable and, if done properly the first time, will not only add enormous capacity for streamlining industry and government and cutting costs, but will add significantly to our ability to;

  • Build the new economy, based on renewables and clean energy technologies.
  • Reduce emissions by taking many cars off the roads, as more and more people work from home.
  • Taking work to the workers through decentralisation,  as opposed to the workers having to travel long distances to get to work.
  • Set ourselves up to take full advantage of the opportunities for the new jobs of the 21st century, many of which don’t currently exist, and will only exist at all, if this infrastructure is available, and state of the art.

Sadly what this government is proposing  with its infrastructure program is short sighted in the extreme, as they focus not on the future best interests of this country, but on destroying any legacy of the previous government with a mid 20th century mindset that caters only to their own and their corporate mates best interests.

Which brings me to another, more recent example of LNP Knobbery in Turdball’s071127-MalcolmTurnbull-c83d7dd4-7a4b-49d5-b4d6-07e082dd963c_thumb[1]

“review” of the NBN and the fact that prior to the election, he was telling all and sundry that the “real” cost of Labors NBN was $94 B, and after the review, the worst figure that they could come up with is $73 B, (and rest assured, if they could have made it $94 B they would have.   😯   ) and in the review, good old Ziggy (   :mrgreen:  )  says; “The proposed model could (my bold) save taxpayers more than $31 billion compared to the current Fibre to the Premises-only rollout.”

But there’s one word in that quote, which is used more than once through the review that should  start ringing alarm bells, about the accuracy and believability of said review; and that word is “COULD”.

Now he could have said:

  • The proposed model could should save taxpayers more than/around $31 billion compared to the current Fibre to the Premises-only rollout.
  • The proposed model could will save taxpayers more than around $31 billion compared to the current Fibre to the Premises-only rollout.

But no, so there are no guarantees about the figures quoted, and IMHO this  brings into question the validity of the whole review.

Then there’s Chrissy Pyne,  performing his triple backflip with pike… and belly flop, on

Not Gonski, but my Conski

Not Gonski, but my Conski

the Gonski funding model, which he previously (before the election) labelled  “Conski”, and then  the very next day, Abbott with Pyne said that they were on “A unity ticket” with Labor, and we would get the same deal no matter what government was elected.

But true to form, as soon as the election was behind them, we saw;

  • Pyne saying that they were not going to honour their pre-election promise.
  • Then we were told that this was what they had promised?
  • Then we saw Abbott telling us that he didn’t say what he said, and that we misheard him, and then that it was our wishful thinking… WTF?
  • They then backflipped on the first couple of backflips, added a $1.2 B pike (which they lied about to make them look like the good guys), and finished up with the “No strings attached” belly flop, leaving the last tattered remains of their already badly damaged credibility, to suffer death by a thousand cuts ( The worst case of suicide I’ve ever seen   😯   )

So it appears that when Pyne came up with the word “Conski”, he was really describing what he and the LNP were planning to perpetrate on the voters.   😈

Knobbery incarnate

Knobbery incarnate

Another act of gross knobbery was perpetrated upon us by the minister for “Stuffing the Environment”  that doyen of the bullshit CC narrative, Greg Hunt, who has approved the new coal port at… wait for it… Abbotts Point   😯   , and the subsequent dredging and dumping of silt within 40 klms of the Great Barrier Reef, when the experts know that silt from dredging can travel up to 80 klms.

So in summary;

  • He’s approved a project that will at best damage part of a world heritage listed site, that is already under threat from AGW, and at worst… not worth thinking about.   😦
  • He’s approved a project that flies in the face of all the evidence about CC, by facilitating the extraction and export of one of the major contributors to AGW.
  • Or in simple terms, he’s stuffing the reef so that corporations can fill their coffers while they more efficiently stuff the planet.   👿

Which brings me back to where I started, with Sloppy Joe’s economic knobbery, as he

What can I screw up now?

Hmm…What can I screw up now?

tried to blame Labor for his $17 B  blowout, set the ground work for massive and unnecessary cuts, told us that we will have to share “SOME” pain, shoved a finely honed stiletto into the heart of consumer confidence  and left the door open for continuing the blame game for at least the next decade.

For once there were, amongst the contingent of “Journalists” present at his press club speech, some that actually asked good, fair and relevant questions all of which were sadly left unanswered.   😯   So the lies and spurious statements went pretty much unchallenged… As usual, but Sloppy Joe’s  gross economic knobbery was plain to see.

Sadly, the truth is that the entire LNP are displaying copious amounts of RW Knobbery across all portfolios; but despite their lies, spin, slogans and excuses, there are three things, with this government, that we can be sure of;

Economic, environmental and highway knobbery!

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48 Responses to Economic, environmental and highway knobbery!

  1. kate ahearne says:

    Thanks again, Truthie. Great stuff. Yes, some good questions were put to Hockey, but he didn’t answer them. Love your work.

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  2. Fed up says:

    Yes. once again, the only ones in step are Abbott and Co.

    Everyone else has it wrong.

    Maybe he can explain why her disbanded a body set up by Bronwyn Bishop, under Howard, to give advice on overseas adoptions.

    I wonder how he is going to make the countries. that these kids are expected to come from,. to loosen their rules.

    It appears, these countries are not so keen, to send their kids off shore.

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  3. Fed up says:

    Truancy officers now back,. Why not for all kids that do not attend schools? Are they going to bring back the truancy boarding schools as well. Yes, like Mittagong Boys Home.

    Does not work. Extra counselors in the school would be more efficient.

    Sounds good. Just another diversion tactic. Overseas adoptions, today, Aborigine truancy.

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  4. Fed up says:

    Yes, their will be a punitive system as well. What lock the kids up, or fine the parents.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Fed up, thanks for your comments 😎

      Yes, I call it the “Thick as a Brick” syndrome, where supposedly smart people think that they are just too smart to make stupid, bad or wrong decisions 😯

      Cheers 😀

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  5. Hello there you lot of Lefty scumbags,Andrew DOLT here and I`ll tell you lot of over entitled dole bludging commies that our glorious,wonderful PM can do no wrong.
    Rupert told me that Brandis will fix everything up and then I`ll come at you lot with trailer loads of chaffbags that my mate Alan will bring along,you`re first Truthseeker.
    His team of saints should be Canonised by the Pope,Big George said so to me personally.
    Here`s Bronwyn our glorious Speaker,when younger, talking about her great care and love as Minister for the aged.
    Bye Scumbags.

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  6. diannaart says:

    Yup, you got it covered, Truthie.

    Now, as I requested on another article – is there anyway to reduce your most pertinent essay into a 3 word slogan – people run away when I start quoting from the many good works by AIMN contributors… dunno but I can’t seem to hold their attention…

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  7. consider says:

    So true Truthy.
    I can remember when Joh wanted to drill for oil on the Barrier Reef. Of course he was howled down.
    BUT, Years into the not to distant future, because of Hunt`s decision to dump his dredge sludge in the vicinity of the Reef, it has completely killed it , what better excuse would these drop-kicks need than to say , “Oh well it`s stuffed, so let`s get on and get that beautiful oil up .”?

    I can just see those mongrels rubbing their hands together with glee saying “I`m glad I hung onto those oil shares I bought all those years ago when I was told this would happen”.
    Nah, this won`t happen ,it was just a nightmare I had last night. No one would be that evil surely!!!!!

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Consider, thanks for your comment 😎

      Sadly nothing is beyond these vandals, cos when all’s said and done… it’s only ever about the money 😡

      Keep up the good work 😎

      Cheers 😀

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  8. joy cooper says:

    Yet another fine & appropriate blog post, Truth Seeker. Excellent. 🙂 The combined intellect of the Cabinet is minuscule. They hardly have a brain between the lot of them. How they managed to get their degrees is astounding. 😯

    We have to realise that this lot of Liberal MPs have never done a real day’s work in their lives. Abbott wrote a few crappy articles for the Bulletin, then for his current boss Murdoch’s the Australian before briefly managing a concrete plant. Wonder how THAT went & why hasn’t anyone who worked with him blown the whistle? Anyway these knobs don’t think we need any means of making things easier, or faster, as they think they will always have an underling to do stuff for them & “work slaves can’t be mollycoddled you know.”

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Joy, thanks for that 😀
      Yes you are absolutely right, and I was literally thinking, just yesterday about how very few if any of these morons have ever had a real job? And was going to put that very statement into a comment on one of the other sites 😯 but I got sidetracked… Great minds think alike 😀

      Cheers 😀

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      • joy cooper says:

        They sure do, TS 😆 The exceedingly egregious bloodsucker Alex Hawke from the sanctimonious religious (Hillsong) extreme right of the Liberal party has never had any job in his life outside of politics apart from a brief stint working PT at Woolworths, allegedly as an assistant manager. What I find hard to believe is that how would he become an assistant manager when he was only working PT. Favours??? Oh, yes, he was also in the Australian Army reserve for a few years. Nothing like playing soldiers. Still doesn’t qualify as work. 🙄

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          And then you see appointments like Soapie Mirabella, Alexander Downer and Tim (bloody) Wilson, and know that nepotism and jobs for the boys is the order of the day, and skills, experience, and qualifications are just not considered relevant, but only the depth of your conservatism as the determining factor 😯

          Cheers 😀

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          • joy cooper says:

            So true, TS. 🙂 They don’t even pretend to blush about these corrupt practices. Seems it is okay for the LNP. Imagine the brouhaha if the ALP government had done the same thing. The hypocritical LNP turkeys would be squawking from the rooftops.

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            • Truth Seeker says:

              Joy, LNP Turkeys, certainly won’t be served up at our place, as they are old and tough, and leave a nasty taste in your mouth, cos they’re all bitter and twisted 😈 😯

              I think I’ll stick with Steggles 😀

              Cheers 😀

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              • joy cooper says:

                😆 Agree Truthie. Have a wonderful Christmas & a fantastic New Year to come. 🙂

                May the news be all good next year but am not holding my breath.

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                • Truth Seeker says:

                  You too Joy, and if you do get a few minutes I hope you will pop in and say hello 😀

                  I hope to put up a Christmas post early next week, for all truth seekers to post their favourite Christmas songs and messages 😀

                  Cheers 😀

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  9. consider says:

    Hey Biggy, when you click in the Leave a Reply Box, do your details below show two Bigheads1883 under your email address?

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  10. Joe Banks says:

    Every day it becomes clearer… We are in the hands of fools and tyrants. I hope Paul Keating was wrong when he said, “Change the government and you change the country”.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Joe, thanks for your comment 😎

      Sadly I think Keating’s right, at least in this case 😦
      Between the LNP Premiers and the Abbott, it’s already becoming unrecognisable. 😯

      All we can hope for is that they do something dastardly enough to warrant blocking supply, or something else that can force a DD 😯

      A big Christmas Cheers 😀

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  11. Fed up says:

    Not all changes are for the best it seems.

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  12. cornlegend says:

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  13. cornlegend says:

    I always reckoned Paul Keating had some psychic abilities
    Zoom to 2014 and he’s addressing Abbott.
    The only thing Paul didn’t pick up was the ear piece to Cretin

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