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No More Mañana Or Bananas In A Parliament Of Nannas

14 Aug

Illustration by Zeg | click to enlarge

Imagine a Parliament where there is no more adolescent behaviour.

Imagine a Parliament where all have real life experience.

Imagine a Parliament where all have worked real jobs.

Imagine a Parliament where most have children … and grandchildren.

Imagine a Parliament where they really do care more about the children’s future, because they have little future left for themselves.

Imagine a Parliament where noone gets more than two terms in office.

Imagine a Parliament where noone has a motive to put off important decisions to mañana.

Imagine a Parliament where noone has an incentive to game the system in preparation for life after Parliament.

Imagine a Parliament where all have a motive to build a positive legacy for the history books … because they will soon be in them.

Imagine a Parliament where there is little incentive to use the “banana alibi“.

Imagine a Parliament where all have extra incentive to improve the national average wage … because that is the maximum they can earn.

Imagine a Parliament where noone gets to live high on the public teet.

Imagine a Parliament where most will likely be dead within a decade of service … so we won’t have to listen to attention-seeking long after they are irrelevant.

Imagine a Parliament where they have all seen and heard it all before.

Imagine a Parliament where the nation receives the benefit of life experience.

Imagine a Parliament where the nation receives the benefit of matured patience.

Imagine a Parliament where the nation receives the benefit of accrued wisdom.

Imagine a Parliament where the nation receives the benefit of long memories.

Imagine a Parliament where the condition of entry is a senior citizen’s card.

Imagine a Parliament where the House wears a halo of white.

Imagine a Parliament of our Nannas and Pops.

* A hearty “Thank You” to the inimitable Zeg for his brilliant cartoon.

Please follow him on Twitter – @Zegcartoonist and subscribe to his blog – http://zegsyd.blogspot.com/

Better still … hire him!

Time To Ponder

29 Jul

Dear reader, your humble blogger is taking a time out until August 3rd.

That’s the day after the USA is due to default on its debt.

Regular readers will know that I began this blog in early 2010, motivated by anger.

Anger at the dishonest, and economically-ignorant treatment that Senator Joyce was receiving as then newly-promoted Opposition Finance spokesman, due to his courageous and prophetic voicing of concern over US (and Australian) debt levels, and the risks that these debts (foreign and domestic) pose to Australia’s future.

With the “distant but real” risk that Senator Joyce predicted in late 2009 now only days away from being realised, I am taking time out for some much-needed R&R, way out in that wonderful place where our latte-sipping, concrete-jungle-dwelling, holier-than-thou, “green” totalitarian-wannabe paragons-of-hypocrisy never actually venture (the bush) … and there, to ponder the future for barnabyisright.com.

Rest assured that should the US default next Tuesday evening, I will definitely post again next Wednesday with a sad, but nevertheless a somewhat triumphal “Barnaby was right!”

Beyond that, however, I cannot say at present.

The fact is, whether or not the US does default next Tuesday evening is neither here nor there. Barnaby was right to warn of these risks that he foresaw, and was right to call for public debate on the wisdom of Australia having a “contingency plan”.

With the USA now on the very brink of default – and their only, very short-sighted hope being the chance that their politicians might agree to kick their $14.3 Trillion debt can down the road a little more – the evidence is undeniably clear.

Barnaby was right.

For any new visitors to this blog, or regular readers who have not gone back through the archives, I would ask you to please consider reading what I personally consider to be some of the crowning achievements of this site to date –

Labor Fakes GDP By 4.5%

Compassion For Malcolm – He Just Wants His Balls Back

I Was Right: Labor Hid The Increase

By Saul’s Own Words They Stand Condemned

No Super For You!!

Letter To Greg Hunt MP

The Pricing Carbon Choir – Why Should *Any* Sane Person Trust Economists After The GFC?

Try Asking 1.3 Billion Stomachs Armed With Nukes To Give Our Food Back

The People’s NWO: Every Man His Own Central Banker

Our Bankers’ Casino Royal – “Carbon Permits” Really Means “A Licence To Print”

Why Would Any Sane Person Believe Treasury’s Carbon Tax Modelling When Its Budget Forecasting Record Is This Bad?

Final Proof That RBA Governor Glenn Stevens Is Either A Liar, Or A Blithering Idiot

Our Government *Officially* Does Not Know Who Owns More Than 60% Of Australia’s Debt

Swan: We Created Every Single New Job In The Entire Nation Since We Came To Office … And 10,000 More, That Don’t Even Exist

Our Banking System Operates With Zero Reserves

Spread The Word – ‘Untouchable’ Turnbull Is A Goldman-Plated Turd

It Begins – Opposition Takes Up The Fight Against The Bankster Class

The “500 Biggest Polluters” Exposed – Everything The Government Is Not Telling You

There is lots more of course. But I consider the above to be perhaps the best, and certainly the most important of my efforts over the past 18 months.

There has been a handful of videos that I’ve made too. By far the most popular being this one, that I made in July last year especially for the Gillard vs Abbott Federal election, which has been watched over 24,000 times –

Please enjoy all these articles and videos. More importantly … please share.

Especially this, even though it is not my creation – The Most Important Video On The Internet.

And remember

Barnaby is right.

Take care.

Applause For A Great Australian

13 Jul

Note well the condescending, talk-down-to-your-elder-like-she’s-a-small-child attitude dripping from our PM and her minder. Absolutely appalling, this display of disrespect from our public-trough feeding parasite of a PM, for a great Australian working lady and senior citizen. Someone who actually built this country, and knows bullsh!t when she hears it –

h/t to Twitter user wakeup2thelies

Website: http://wakeup2thelies.com/

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