Love songs for Julia and Kevin


Post ’em! YouTube clips for everybody’s favourite couple…

 

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    • Sean of Deer Park
    • February 26th, 2012

    • Sean of Deer Park
    • February 26th, 2012

    • Sean of Deer Park
    • February 26th, 2012

    • Sean of Deer Park
    • February 26th, 2012

    • Sean of Deer Park
    • February 26th, 2012

    • Sean of Deer Park
    • February 26th, 2012

    • Sean of Deer Park
    • February 26th, 2012

    • Sean of Deer Park
    • February 26th, 2012

    A very tidy analysis from cartoonist Larry Pickering.
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/photo.php?fbid=304503842937114&set=a.237011506353015.72838.236991276355038&type=1&theater

    The cartoon is a must, BB.

    Copied from Facebook:

    “Larry Pickering

    ‎… BUT SERIOUSLY:

    Caucus has done its homework a little more diligently than Kevin has done his.

    Let’s get a few things in perspective: The Labor Party is a creation of the unions. The unelected union factions have always called the tune, and will again tomorrow.

    You may well ask how it is possible for an elected Prime Minister to be unceremoniously knifed, with no notice or debate, and when only a handful of party members had foreknowledge of it. The answer is the union factions’ endorsement. That is the only way it could happen. And did you notice the elevation to high office of a range of unionists subsequent to the knifing?

    The Union factions, particularly the NSW right, always get exactly what they want.
    Factions do not covet polls, nor do they see any need to respond to the electorate’s concerns. They have always acquired their Parliamentary power despite public sentiment, so why the hell would they pay heed to Kevin’s undoubted popularity now?

    Kevin didn’t understand this in Office and he doesn’t understand it now.

    Kevin has never been a puppet of the factions. That was, and still is, his Achilles’ heel. He had the arrogance to believe he could circumvent factional wont. He came back from Washington with optimism in his fractured heart and immediately took to the malls to display to Caucus his level of popularity. What a waste of time! Not one vote moved his way because of that.

    Albanese wept for his party. He wept, not because he knew the inevitable outcome of the factionless Kevin’s tilt at PM, but for the love of his desecrated Party. Never, ever has there been such a public display of intra-party bile and venom. It will haunt them forever.

    It is sad really… but it’s about to change. Even the executive wing of the Labor Party is counting the dead and ruing the system. The rank and file will eventually have to swallow a bitter pill called “democracy”. The factions watched the unedifying self-destruction of the Labor Party’s Parliamentary wing. They cannot recover from this in their present form.

    Gillard has repaid the unions for her elevation with, among other things, the infamous Fair Work Australia and the destruction of builders’ legitimate, legal ability to seek redress from marauding unions.

    Gillard, with the backing of unions and the assistance of the Greens, has cut a scythe-like swathe through Australia’s political and industrial landscape. Abbott will do his best to halt it but may never reverse it. But Abbott’s future difficulties pale compared to those of Gillard in her limited, precarious hold on tenure.

    Make no mistake, we are witnessing the ruination of a Labor Party. Those crippled souls can now sit decimated in opposition and ruminate over the disaster they themselves caused. It has to change.

    They will have 10 to 15 years of think time to ensure this sort of Labor Party self-demolition never happens again.”

    • Awesome summation, Sean. Thank you. Nothing can really be added to that.

      Except…

      Sorry for being offline but it’s shaping up to be a big day over here, too. We’re pretty sure April’s water just broke, and she’s showing all the signs that tonight could well be the big night. Not a bad first birthday present for Azzy!

      PS Here’s that cartoon Sean linked to. Spot on.

        • Merilyn
        • February 28th, 2012

        So are the kittens here, if so how many? Saw that cartoon on FB very funny.

    • mabba
    • February 26th, 2012

    A wonderful analysis, Sean of D.P. I just hope you’re right about it haunting them forever. This is definitely a union fight for absolute control of the Australian Union Party. Rudd was used in 07 (not that I feel sorry for him).

    I simply cannot predict how this will all play out. Gillardine winning the ballot is not even round 1, let alone game over.

    Meanwhile, back at Bananaland – hope this dogfight ensures Blight has no chance.

    Interesting that ballot is 11am, I think (10am here) & the deadline for Qld nominations is 12:30. Maybe JK Rowland will steal some plot lines for her next (non Harry) novel. She has to trump the HP sreies somehow.

    • J.M. Heinrichs
    • February 27th, 2012

    I think this might suffice:

    Cheers

    • Nailed it!

    • J.M. Heinrichs
    • February 27th, 2012

    But on the other hand:

    Cheers

    • mabba
    • February 27th, 2012

    Arbib has resigned for family reasons. Emmerson (new minister for Foreign affairs [as opposed to Domestic?] ) explaining earnestly how important family & kids are… I guess he knows, but did he explain that to Jooles back in the day?

    We are truly living in the twilight zone. Slipper beserk in Parlt, throwing out Coalition’s Robb, Truss & member for Dickson (last 2 his former geographical colleagues).

    GG gone overseas.

    More resignations please.

    • Carpe Jugulum
    • February 27th, 2012

    This is my take on todays farce;

  1. One for Kruddfuhrer.

  2. She Cannot Help Lying

    The PM’s trying
    to speak the truth this once, but
    she can’t help lying.

    Her predecessor
    would always utter deceits
    but his are lesser

    because he’s rooted;
    he tried to claw back power
    but he was booted

    to the back-bench. Now
    the PM wants to gain the
    public’s trust, but how?

    It is no surprise
    that even her own people
    don’t accept her lies.

    Her revelation,
    that the East Asia Summit
    was Rudd’s creation

    and the G-20
    meeting was proposed by him?
    Deception! Plenty

    more of her deceits
    are yet to be exposed, but
    global warming beats

    all the rest. That hoax
    is still being extolled by
    her as good for folks,

    but, in truth, her sham,
    “climate change” action’s just a
    great, fraudulent scam.

    Even in her bed
    she can’t lie straight, and we can’t
    trust a word she’s said.

    None now believe her;
    we need a poll to remove
    the arch-deceiver.

    The PM’s trying
    to be nice about Rudd, but
    she can’t help lying.

      • Merilyn
      • February 28th, 2012

      Excellent!

      • Ditto. Love it!

    • Merilyn
    • February 28th, 2012

    Love songs for Julia and Kevin, for goodness sakes bing, don’t encourage them, one day someone is going to wipe that very smug smile from Julia’s face [after she won the count] and I do hope to be there to see it.

    • mabba
    • February 28th, 2012

    Only in Qld! Just as Anna was holding a presser (thinking she had clear air after the J/K duet), it was interrupted & she had to apologise about the high voltage line that dropped from above & put the whole Brissie rail network out, thereby jamming up the rest of the peak hour traffic & making everyone very cranky indeed. I reckon it was a bolt from the blue dropped by QRail in retaliation for selling them off straight after the last election. (Juliar is not the only one who drops clangers straight after election).

    BTW, has your cat had the kittens yet? (Just wanted to talk about something normal happening.)

    • Carpe Jugulum
    • February 28th, 2012

    Julairs anthem to the voting public

  3. Don’t forget the song which Julia Gillard and I co-wrote:

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