So, if you work for me… You’re fired!
This post was prompted by my relentless efforts to watch more than five minutes of QT, without yelling obscenities at the TV, and scaring all the neighbours, the closest of which is around 40 metres away 😮
Forcing me to the conclusion that QT should come with a disclaimer:
“WARNING! Watching Question Time may be injurious to your emotional and mental health, expensive TV and electronic equipment, internal walls, family pets and your standing in the local community!” 😯
But I digress 😉
In QT, whilst defending the indefensible, Abbott made the statement that;
People don’t work for the government; government works for the people, or in simple terms, “I work for you!”
Now naturally, my reaction was swift and decisive… ‘Well Tony, if you’re working for me… You’re fired!’ 😀
And then I realised why my reaction was “Swift and Decisive”. It was because in the six months that they (the LNP) have been there, we have stumbled from one international crisis and embarrassment to another, with barely a break over the Christmas, and just in the last week we’ve had;
Arthur Sinodinis telling the senate WRT the NSW ICAC enquiry, that “I work for the government!” WTF? 😯 (So now we see the LNP playing “duelling slogans” 😉 ) I’m so confused 😯
Due to the aforementioned ICAC enquiry, he stood down, from his position of “Assistant Treasurer” vowing that he would be cleared; with a smug confidence that positively screamed;
- I know something you don’t know… 😉
- Rules don’t apply cos I’m Liberal 😛
- George will fix it! 😉
- I Fart in your general direction! 😛
Amongst other things 😉
And there is good reason for his smugness, as I’m sure all are aware, by now, that, the law is “owned” by the rabid right, and only applies to everyone else 😯
Now we know that lying is one of the tools in a politicians arsenal, and though all sides indulge themselves from time to time in what’s affectionately called “Polie Speak” or “Pollie waffle”— which usually includes much obfuscation and lies— the LNP have turned lying, general dishonesty and obfuscation into an art form.
Then you add double standards, and hypocrisy into the dishonesty mix; as was well and truly brought into sharp focus during the Howard years, and further built upon with the Abbott regime, as they introduced the simplistic slogan, and were aided and abetted in their self serving dishonesty by the Mendacious Murdoch and his inherently dishonest and self serving propaganda machine, and you have the foundations for a classic fascist state! 😯
And that’s what we’re rushing towards, with a party that, started as they meant to carry on; by lying and cheating their way into government, and six months in, nothing has changed as they continue to lie and cheat, with their main priority being secrecy and self service!
- He’s the workers best friend… He’s lying! (With friends like him, who’d need enemies?)
- He’s Medicare’s best friend… He’s lying!
- He has a plan, for anything… He’s lying!
The fact is that if Abbott’s awake, the chances are… “He’s Lying!”
But then general dishonesty must be a prerequisite for joining the LNP, as that’s the one thing they all seem to excel at! 😯
Now these claims go for the most part unchallenged, but is what he says true, or is he misleading the people and the parliament?
Now call me naive, but I have always been of the belief that if someone walks into an Embassy, and claims asylum, then that Embassy is supposed to give protection to said person, until such time as their claim for asylum can be assessed/processed, just as we witnessed with Julian Assange.
I have also been of the belief that our navy and customs ships are regarded as the equivalent of floating embassies in as far as; an Australian embassy in another country is regarded as Australian Sovereign Territory, in the same way that those ships are/should be regarded, as Australian Sovereign Territory on the water.
The problem (one of many) that Morrison has, as I see it, is that when a number of asylum seekers spend the best part of a week incarcerated on an Australian customs ship, after being “Rescued ” from their sinking boat, they have actually arrived on Australian Territory; ergo a successful arrival!
Then there’s the sad fact that our well respected military, have been made complicit in the lies and misrepresentations of this LNP mob (I struggle to call them a “government”, i just involuntarily start gagging ), and are set to be scapegoats for Abbott’s bad (and I use the term loosely) policies!
With orders that, according to many, amount to nothing more than piracy, by our navy. While others would argue that by forcing asylum seekers to get on Australian owned lifeboats, point them in the direction of Indonesia, wave them a fond farewell, leaving men, women and children to their own devices, in what has been described as basically ‘A sauna, inside a cork’ (My paraphrase), is tantamount to Australian “Torture and People Smuggling”!
Or in simple terms… “Human rights abuses!” 😯
Australia?… Surely not?
Then there’s the farce that is laughingly called “Question Time” which has, courtesy of the
LNP’s very own ‘Bronny (I’m not senile… Am I?… What was the question???? ) Bishop, become “Questions Without Answers Time” (QWAT), and a verbal shooting gallery for LNP Dickheads 😯 to take potshots at the opposition, with scant regard for the rules/standing orders/protocols, common decency or truth!
And yes all in the last week 😯
These are but a few examples/reasons why it is perfectly legitimate to say to Abbott: “You, your speaker and your LNP are a bloody embarrassment and disgrace…
So if, as you said, you work for me… YOUR ALL FIRED!” 😀