Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The LNP's psychopath pitbull poodles...

Chrissie Pyne and that delightfully scary, walking hairball of  lacquer...#SenatorMichaeliaCash ...

What a perfect couple of ponces.
Psychopath traits are evident in these two 'people'.


As for most of the government front bench?
Pathological lying! Lying with ease!
Self-centered!
No remorse for mistakes or misdeeds!
Projects faults on to others. High blaming behavior; never at fault.
Little if any conscience!
Has a good front (persona) to impress and exploit others!
Twists conversation to gain at other’s expense. 
If trapped, keeps talking, changes the subject or gets angry.
Grandiose delusions. 
Very good at reading people, so to manipulate them. 


 I give Chrissie and Hairball ticks on all these, and I don't even really know them except for the 'persona' they present. No wonder #SarahHansonYoung was frustrated this morning at Senate Estimates with #Senator Michaelia Cash.






And further to my interactions with the slavish lap dogs of the LNP base, parading their sloganeering and inhumanity on various FB forums. It STILL astounds me that such bigots, racists, sexists, fascist leaning, middle and working class LNP voters just don't get it. They vote for the very people who will stick it to them. But they have drunk of the coolaid and that's that.
I posted this below on one of the more right leaning forums and all that seems to happen is the cognitive dissonance gets louder and they revert to group instincts, slogans and insult while abusing every fallacy argument along the way.

  


and 
Meanwhile Parliament is a wonderful example of Labor just not taking #BronwynBishop as speaker any more!!!! Visitors yelling at Bronny too.
Sarah Henderson looks a little 'down at heart!' Particularly when #Abbott starts with the 3 word slogans again.
Looking at the government faces, during Question Time, and the 'nodding' and 'Here! Here!'s are not so evident now. eh!!!! Not many smiles from the backbenchers now. The only bright spot is when Malcolm stands to speak.
Meanwhile the opposition enjoys the heckling at this debacle of a government.


I am a sociopath TOOOOOOOOO!
Bronny is losing her breetches...
#TonyBurke is having the time of his life....
#TanyaPlibersek can't stop smiling.
Question Time has never been such fun.












Bronny will soon be saying..



We can hope!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Oh Tony.

In all my years, on this planet,  I have never seen an Australian government so very disliked and embarrassed.

The LNP has mistakenly assumed that we were all still in our sleep of apathy.
They thought they could shove us even further to the political right but overstepped the mark.
We awoke!
Fascinating to watch the power of social - people power the internet has provided.
Since the ideological budget was revealed, newly awakened Australians have taken to social forums to find support, organize, educate,  learn, argue...
I have met people who get me. The progressives who care. For whom, this image creates a visceral, emotional empathy and a longing to do something.







Then




I have seen stuff written by far right bigots. Those ultra-right conservatives who scare, not care. Conservatives who like slogans and stereotyping. They are very much an in group and couldn't care less about the general populace. They're ok !!! End of story! I don't like these people very much. They remind me of the parroting of the tea party style, racist nutters and our own dangerous loonies - Alan Jones! Bolt! Rupert! Pass the bucket!
Very stubborn people too. AS with Abbott they like a slogan...bludgers, leftie communists, the holy surplus. They see a group called welfare bludgers rather than the  individual needs of our fellow apes. Seeing inside these conservative world views was fascinating but jaw droppingly sad in the  hatred of ' others ' it espouses. I look around the world and see fascism taking a strong hold in Russia and Japan.  Now BFFs. The sadness and troubles of Thailand. A perfect example of the incestuous and dangerous relationship between big mining and government.   The conditions are ripe for further far right power grabs. Meanwhile our climate, and opportunity to act on climate change, gets ignored. The economy is God!

But I remain optimistic.

Why?

PUSSY RIOT...these women are heroic in their fight against religious fascism.

The Japanese public broadcaster fights the attempt at control by the conservative govt, the opposition forces the PM to apologise.

I adore the fact that students are taking it right up to the LNP. Media needs to drop the students thing tho.  Many non-student aussies out there too. Even the pensioners.  It's people saying no. Realizing that people have always had the power but each generation forgets. We fell for the cycle of consumerism and reality Tv in a middle class daze.
I spoke to the courageous student leading this and the QandA delight. I admire her greatly.

Doug Cameron provides me an optimistic serotonin rush when he speaks.  A man of integrity. And extremely sexy.


Maintain the rage!
And wake up those still in the capitalist daze.
I am going to try not to post on the far right conservative board forums any more though.  They just make me flabbergasted.  And I don't even know what that means? Maybe that fascists and fascist 'herds' flabber my gast.
Sounds about right.!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Is the LNP a fascist government???

As the social networks went wild in Australia, post Hockey's budget...

and protest marches were organised in 3 days to massive turn outs...





and 3 word budget summaries made us laugh within the horror...



I had a conversation/argument with a fellow poster, after I had blogged that the LNP was presenting a fascist budget and ideology.
He disagreed, equating the term with Hitler, stressing that we have a democracy not fascism.

We talked for a bit.

I got thinking for a bit longer. 

I still believe the assertion is true...

The definition is...

fascism
ˈfaʃɪz(ə)m,-sɪz(ə)m/
noun
  1. an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.


I state again, loudly and confidently, by most* definitions the LNP is a fascist government.


Do you agree??? 



*Some definitions include dictator within definition. 









Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Budget Blues or How this fascist LNP government motivated me to get off the couch....

As I dig further and further into this Abbott/Hockey/Rupert budget,

 my emotions fight between total awe-struck, disbelieving inertia 

and boiling blood, blind, motivating anger.



I watched the Arab spring in my comfort.

I worried about the Ukraine.


I watched Putin and his pecs.


I watched the LNP get into power with their Promises...



NOW 

Fascism has claimed me right at home.



If you think I overstate my case do some research 

starting with the a google for AMGEN. Yeah! It's a Big Pharma corporation.



 You will see Tony Abbott wearing their sponsorship logo front and centre.

Know that Rupert has his fingers in the pie and the whole thing gets interestinger and interestinger.

Know that Big Pharma is where Abbott will aim your $7 doc tax...Don't think it will be the CSIRO !!!!!

Check out The Guardian for some top writing about the budget itself.

and at The Conversation see more about this and make up your own mind.





I have hope that we do have reporters and journalists on the side of good. 





And FASCIST govt =  A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.


With entrenched media mouthpiece/overlord...





Still doubt me....Check out the police response for protests tomorrow. Particularly in Melbourne, where the fascist LNP State govt, passed anti protest legislation by 1 vote. Although I hope for peaceful protest I have my doubts.  





People Have The Power - Patti Smith (HD)









People have ALWAYS had the POWER.

But each generation forgets this...

and so we roll...

Friday, May 16, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Snide, smirky, slime slithers out from question time....#TonyAbbott #LNP #ALP #budget2014

Just watching our parliament post budget question time.

Watching Tony Abbott arise slowly to answer a question about lying by the opposition, I shudder, and feel really angry and really sad.

This conceited and arrogant PM stands slowly as if the effort is way too much. All the while smirking his little Pinocchio head off.
Proceeds to go into the rambling, talking points for the day.

Kids will need to be earning or learning. Yet another 3 word slogan to hide their loathsome ideology. A lot of our youth will actually be living in poverty, if not homeless.
The arrogant smugness makes my blood boil.

It is true that conservatives think about themselves.
Progressives think about everyone else.

Labor needs to maintain the anger, persist in the charade of question time. Once again I look at #TanyaPlibersek and the other wonderful, Labor females, and claw back a little hope.

Meanwhile Bronny #BronwynBishop has hearing loss when HER side is yelling over the opposition but kicks out those from the Opposition. 100 from opposition and.um..0 for LNP

I look at this country and wonder if this will be enough for Ozzies to get angry. Do anything? Anything!!!!

We could find a way that works for each of us to stand up against this Far right, conservative, 1950s styled joke of a government.

We might....

Look for protests and be there.
Write email after email to the LNP and bombard the desktop off @TonyAbott.
Use the internet (FB, Twitter....)to lift your apathetic friends and family out of the Ozzie daze of commercialism, materialism, and reality TV.
Learn the facts, research and if you are a progressive, then you will realise that this IS class war.
Encourage all your friends to get young people voting.

and do not get me started on the vomit of smugginess coming off #JULIEBISHOP.








Ok and then the LNP front bench walks out - after the reporters, SkyNews and cameras click off from Question Time - amidst chuckles and swagger.


So damned angry at the absolute, in-your-face arrogance of these people.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A budget both harsh and brutal...

People ...
This @budget2014
is the most in your face,  conservative,  smirk-ridden,
openly big-business- consulted, private schoolyard bully-budget ever.
I now live in a country where we will let kids - out of work/school/without parental support/and way out of luck -  starve, turn to crime,  or further burden middle class/working class (inter changeable terms it  seems) families. Tones and the Hocks  can casually withhold any financial support for 6 months for these,  our most vulnerable,  youths. Yes. No money AT ALL. But go out and live our young ones. Hocker DARES to use the word 'caring' with regard his ideology. Budget cuts by Youth-icide. A human rights abuse. A terrible/terrorFULL ideology.
While no attempt was made  at recouping our stolen taxes from big business nor fixing the mining tax.
If people really knew who had influence over this budget ... it would be on.
If not for our Ozzie Apathy....?
A country where we will Happily take from our pensioners, the disabled,  indigenous,  ...
While
Maintaining a religious, predominantly Christian influence in public schools, through millions each year to #ChaplainsInSchools.
And for my believing friends, who think this is ok... would it be as Ok with you if the chaplain was Hindu, HariKrishna, Muslim, Thor loving or a Peyote Shaman?

Howard initiated this,  Julia, shamefully,  maintained it (but at least with the addition of opportunity to employ secular counsellors)
and the current buzzards know it quells the masses. ?.


The Insidious attack on the States, who @christopherPyne says, need to be 'adult'
may have back fired. ?.
Stay tuned...
The University changes are fully evil and make me physically sick to ponder.
This government is subtly/head bowingly apologizing to big business (Hockey in postbudget speech to press) for not being @$ Harsh @$ the big end had wanted. .. while they elbow nudge each other behind their cigars and fascist ideologies.
Will Turnball fly in wearing red tights to save the LNP from this evil buzzard and corporate hand puppet's plan? I can dream.

Bring on a new election Tones... You fuckface @TonyAbbottIsAFuckfaceHater.
@tonyabbott
@thedrum
@blocksupply
@budget2014

@budget2014

#TonyAbbott and #JoeHockey and #LNP

paraded their world views for all last night...

The Liberal National Party cares not a whit for the poor, youth, pensioners, middle class or anyone who cannot afford their own cigar. Never have! But now they don't give a shit who knows...

The rictus grin on Abbott's face during Hockey's restrained, smirk hidden, loathsome budget presentation told it all.



Meanwhile the fat cats continue to 'suffer' #TonyAbbott's slimy adoration and protection...






It is simply true that...




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A little worried about your data showing???

learn more here

The Death of Privacy...or why I became less blase about my privacy...

Ok!

Now the ALP is holding hands with neolibs to get more info about the proletariat,to better control the proletariat. 

Shame #BillShorten Shame #ALP.


Up till pretty recently, I got a little shot of seritonin, when FB showed me ads that were within parameters of my interests and needs...sorta cool! ? !!!!!

Then I watched a doco...see link below...very much worth your time if you haven't seen this yet....

 and realised how this sky rocketing data collection is insane. Slowly the importance of Wikileaks, JA and Snowden, NEOLIBS meta data dance... have been absorbed within my consumerist daze....



It really scares me that data from all of us can help a so inclined government to

...squash a protest before it has even begun, enable fascist tendencies and inhibit our freedom.

...arrest and question an author - writing crime stuff and googling things like how to murder your wife - for wanting to murder his wife,

..I feel compassion ....
for the unlucky American teenager who wrote with compassion on his FB status that
Obama needed to be careful of terrorists after Osama had been killed.

He was called to Principal's office the next day to be interviewed by the FBI. His mum was notified by the lady in the office just giving her a heads up that this was going on...


and for the other little people, completely innocent, who have been caught up in this inhumane data net of unbelievable power....

#TERMSANDCONDITIONSMAYAPPLY


If you are a bit blase about data collection about you....then YOU MUST watch this.





Our data is OUR data. 

breathless with anti....ssssss....eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee..................................................................pation #budget

Tonight we will finally hear the full extent of Tone's Team of #conservative tricksters as the #LNP announces how it intends to stick it to the poor, pensioners and every working class stiff whilst giving a wink and a nod to the 'wealthier' by imposing a short termed minimal deficit tax.



Or so I believe now...only knowing what the #Liberal/National party has leaked and pre-voter-tested so far.


The pension rate hit...sorry mum.

Petrol costs to rise...sorry everyone...but particularly pensioners (double whammy) and minimum wage earners...and all others just making it though this capitalist utopia.

Super changes? Pension age increase? ...sorry me...

Will they place a tax on the profits of big miners?

After seeing Tony with his tongue down Gina's frock won't count on it.

and
meanwhile

#MalcolmTurnball sits back and watches and waits...

#tonyAbbotthatespensioners



Saturday, May 10, 2014

#TonyAbbott #JoeHockey #LiberalParty #Budget Oh my !!!!

As we await the #terrorbudget on Tuesday, enough has been leaked, and tested on the public, to ensure we all tremble just a little. Not all of us of course... just us wee folk. You know- the poor, pensioners, single income families, most middle class families too now... But don't expect much load taking from the likes of our Gina or other cronies.

Tones and Hockey could...

Tax the wealthy a few % points more and we can solve the whole bloody mess...although if the mess really exists I am unsure....
Fix the issues with the mining tax!?!
Tax the banks! Tax the banks! Tax the banks!

Send all our pollies to Norway to see what they should be doing....

That's as likely as a conservative not stepping over a sleeping street kid...

Promise keeping is only good as an attack from opposition it seems.

Raising the pension age to 70 is evil.

Let's drain every ounce of blood before we give them a meagre payment to provide with food and a few other needs.

In Brazil the pension kicks in at 45...
But here we work till we drop,
like good #consumerists.


 Have a look here for an interesting browse....

Pensions at a glance..2013...OECD & G20 indicators

If the age is raised to 70 in Oz then it puts us right at the tippy top.

Why do we acquiesce to this system where we work all our life?
Why do we buy into this consumerist distopia?




I am sure #JoeHockey and cronies won't be working for life. Let's see them take a drop in their free travel, salaries and other pollie perks...not forgetting their Superannuation packages for life - the honeypot of pollies.

So bring it on #Abbott.

People will rebel.
Led by the students.

OR

Australians will take it like good little drones...



My tip's on the latter!






Wednesday, May 07, 2014

#BringBackOurGirls

'Bring Back Our Girls' Becomes Rallying Cry for Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls




Religion harms...A list of 40 harmful effects of religion





A list of 40 harmful effects of religion:

1. The discouragement of rational, critical thought.

2. Vilification of homosexuality, resulting in discrimination, parents disowning their children, murder, and suicide.


3. Women treated like second-class citizens based on religious teachings.


4. Children growing up to hate and fear science and scientists, because science disproves their parents' religion - leading to appalling scientific illiteracy.


5. Tens of thousands tortured and killed as witches (a practice which still continues today).


6. People aren't making the most of this life because of their belief in an afterlife.


7. People dying because they believe their faith makes them immune to snake venom, or other lethal aspects of reality.


8. People dying - and letting their children die - because their religion forbids accepting medical help.


9. People choked, starved, poisoned, or beaten to death during exorcisms.


10. Genital mutilation of babies endorsed by religious texts.


11. Psychological and physiological conditions blamed on demons, preventing believers from seeking medical care for themselves and their children.


12. People disowning family members for leaving their religion.


13. Friendships and romances severed or never started over religious differences.


14. "Abstinence-only" sex education, resulting in five times the amount sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancies - often leading to ill-fated "emergency" marriages.


15. Women having septic abortions—or being forced to have unwanted children they resent—because religious organizations have gotten laws passed making abortion illegal or inaccessible.


16. Censorship (often destructive) of speech, art, books, music, films, poetry, songs and, if possible, thought.


17. The demonization of other religions, e.g. Christianity demonizing Pagans ("They're devil-worshipers!")


18. Children spending the period of their lives when the brain is most receptive to learning new information reading, rereading, and even memorizing religious texts.


19. People who believe the world is about to end neglect their education, are not financially responsible, and in extreme cases take part in mass suicides.


20. Long-term environmental issues ignored because of beliefs that the rapture/apocalypse or something will happen soon, so they don't matter.


21. Wives told they will be tortured forever if they leave their abusive husbands (and vice versa).


22. Holy wars - followers of different faiths (or even the same faith) killing each other in the name of their (benevolent, loving and merciful) gods.


23. The destruction of great works of art considered to be pornographic/blasphemous, and the persecution of the artists.


24. Slavery condoned by religious texts.


25. Children traumatized by vivid stories of eternal burning and torture to ensure that they'll be too frightened to even question religion.


26. Terminal patients in constant agony who would end their lives if they didn't believe it would result in eternal torture.


27. School boards having to spend time and money and resources on the fight to have evolution taught in the schools.


28. Persecution of "heretics"/scientists, like Giordano Bruno (burned at the stake) and Galileo Galilei.


29. Blue laws forcing other businesses to stay closed or limit sales, while churches can generate more revenue.


30. Mayors, senators, and presidents voted into office not because they're right for the job, but because of their religious beliefs.


31. Abuse of power, authority and trust by religious leaders (for financial gain or sexual abuse of followers and even children).


32. People accepting visual and auditory hallucinations unquestioningly as divine, sometimes with fatal results.


33. Discrimination against atheists, such as laws stating they may not hold public office or testify in court, or in half a dozen countries around the world, laws requiring their execution


34. Missionaries destroying/converting smaller, "heathen" religions and cultures.


35. Hardship compounded by the guilt required to reconcile the idea of a fair god with reality ("why is God punishing me? What have I done wrong? Don't I have enough faith?").


36. Human achievements—from skillful surgery to to emergency landings—attributed to gods instead of to the people actually responsible.


37. Mother Teresa, prolonging the agony of terminal patients and denying them pain relief, so she can offer their suffering as a gift to her god.


38. Tens of billions annually in the US alone spent to build, maintain, and staff houses of worship.


39. Grief and horror caused by the belief that dead friends and family members are tortured as punishment for disbelief.


40. Natural disasters and other tragedies used to claim God is displeased and present demands to avoid similar events (it's like terrorism, but without having to plan or do anything).

Progressive v Conservatives. A TED Talk

Progressives and Conservatives....

Open v closed minds..


Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we're left, right or center. In this eye-opening talk, he pinpoints the moral values that liberals and conservatives tend to honor most.


Watch worthy...

http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_on_the_moral_mind?utm_content=awesm-publisher&utm_medium=on.ted.com-facebook-share&awesm=on.ted.com_g0DHH&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=

#Q&A student protest IS democracy in action. You were too staid #TonyJones. Democracy is loud and messy!






#Q&A was lifted out of its staid, polite routine by some wonderfully radical students present to protest Pyne's university plans.
They were loud, organised, amusing and annoyed the hell out of #TonyJones who claimed the actions weren't democratic. He was so very wrong!
Jones said, after the break to program...
 "We had a little musical interlude there while we got democracy back on track".  
Sorry #TonyJones, ejecting protesters is the antithesis of democracy.
"Apologies to the Minister, apologies to everyone on the panel, apologies to the wider audience watching,"  
No need to apologise to me. I believe the cut to someone singing was chicken shit. 
"That is not what we want to happen on this program." 
Speak for yourself...I wanted to see it all play out..
"That is not what democracy is all about and those students should understand that."
WTF!...students fighting for their rights IS what democracy is about.
Well Tony, your view of what democracy is or is not is your view. For me, in this time of #Abbott and his vicious government, this protest was heart warming, fun and made the normally staid Q & A program the most exciting ever.
Democracy needs this passion and protest.

#Bob Downe / #Mark Trevorrow provided the sole positive response...
“Great to see young people angry enough to organise something that exciting.” 

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Death. Narrated by #StephenFry




The Tory Conservative Frame of Brain or I Really Miss Paul Keating.

It happened like this... Make no mistake Bonnie Prince Howard began, enabled, plotted and birthed this horrid, fasc...