Malcolm on the Margins

Politics in Australia. There’s a Faction too much Fiction

What do our Politicians stand for these days and where do they sit on the political spectrum. Left, Right or somewhere in the Middle?

Don’t bother asking the Politicians. You gotta work it out yourself.
Take Malcolm Turnbull for example


I’ve been trying align his image to one side of the page

Tried to align it to the Left. That came up Short

Tried to align Malcolm in the Middle. Still too Short
And that was an American Sitcom. Made no sense. So that was out

Tried to align it to the Right. That was Perfect
That was Tight. A great Fit

Problem was he wanted it All
He wanted it All Right and Right now
Leaving no Space for others

I couldn’t Justify it
So I aligned his image to None

Not content playing a role in the peloton
Malcolm wanted to play his own game
And in 2015, he made his move
The mad monk, Tony Abbott was sent peddling into the sunset

Australia now had a new Prime Minister

And in 2016 after a Federal election win
By the narrowest of Margins
Malcolm managed to form a Minority government
Yet it wasn’t long before Malcolm was in a Muddle

Lines would be drawn and crossed
And they would continue to be drawn. And again they’d be crossed
The consequences of running the country on the edge of his Seat in a Divided House
Malcolm would eventually become a Footnote

But the real question lies in the big picture

As a nation, where’s Australia Heading?

To the Margins…
At least we’re all on the same Page

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Malcolm Turnbull

Vatican Vote Yes

Smoke Signals in the Vatican
It’s the dawn of a new era

Pope Benedict vacates the top job 
Gay Marriage endorsed by the Church  

Smoke Signals

 

 

 

 

After days of deliberation. indecision and Grey Smoke
The Vatican announce to the world via a White Smoke signal
They’ve chosen the successor to Pope Benedict

But they drew the line at embracing Gay Marriage
That was a bridge too far

So God got involved and sent his message
The Rainbow said Yes to Marriage Equality

Rainbow Signal

Heavens above
What’s next
Female priests at the Tabernacle?

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Good Mourning America

Donald Trump and his rug become the 45th President of the United States

Good grief. The Commander in Chief has a clear majority in both Houses of Congress giving him a mandate to run the country. 

Michael Moore, award winning political filmmaker is set to begin work on the sequel to Fahrenheit 911, called “Celsius 100 Million” 

Donald Trump
Tick tock tick tock

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Political Knock Knockers

The oestrogen we had to have 

Commentary on Australia’s PM, Julia Gillard and her Machiavellian play to take the top job from a beleaguered Kevin Rudd. She delivered the news with a much publicised late night visit to his office in 2010….That was then and

This is now, June 2013. Speculation is mounting of a Kevin Rudd comeback having spent the last 3 years plotting his next course. Who knows, he may just have the last laugh.

 

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Malcolm Speed Ball

Background:
In July 2016, former Australian Labor Party [ALP] Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd’s nomination for the UN Secretary General role was rejected. He claims he was betrayed by current Liberal Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull who initially endorsed his nomination and then rejected it. Humiliated and bitter, Rudd went on a media blitz challenging Turnbull to explain.
In 2010, former Liberal Party Prime Minister and cricket tragic, John Howard was unsuccessful in his bid to become President of the International Cricket Council [ICC] without any meaningful explanation despite having all the credentials. 

Turf Wars. It’s just not Cricket.  It’s Political..

Kevin Rudd clean bowled by a Malcolm Turnbull fast curve ball which hit Middle stump.
Rudd despatched without score.

John Howard run out when he was a shoo-in for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Presidency back in 2010.
Malcolm Speed, former ICC Chief Executive was Stumped
Both failed to score.

But It’s just not Cricket

Kevin was on the Left
John was on the Right
Malcolm was Right in the Middle of it

It’s Political and
It’s Personal

Over

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Metadata Explained

Please Explain…..A message for our Politicians

Metadata is just data about data. Simple.
Tony Abbott’s letter envelope analogy worked albeit a little clumsy. But poor old George the luddite Brandis was lost at sea when asked by a journalist to explain the concept. It’s data about data.
Pleased to explain.
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Make a Wish Foundation

I’ve just written to Make a Wish Foundation asking they help our Prime Minister carry herself in a more dignified, statesman like way.

Specifically, I wished for :

1/ No More Tears
2/ No More Trips and Falls

They sent me a Bottle of Shampoo and a note that said I was only allowed one wish. Otherwise they would’ve called themselves Make a Wishes Foundation.

So I wrote back  that No More Tears was a 2 in 1. They conceded on a technicality and granted my second wish.

They sent me a Slater and Gordon Personal Injury Claim Form

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