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The Buck Stops Here

So just to recap:

Bronwyn Bishop’s demise is the fault of the entitlements system.

The $35 billion budget deficit blowout under Hockey is the fault of the previous government.

Tony Abbott’s broken election promises are the fault of the Australian people for misinterpreting him.

Allegations of child abuse in immigration detention are the fault of a partisan Human Rights Commissioner.

The resignations of 12 State and Federal Liberal MPs following corruption investigations by ICAC were the fault of confusion over the ban on developer donations.

The National Association of Retired Sporting Dickheads Media Realease

The National Association of Retired Sporting Dickheads (NARSD) proudly stands by comments made by its members Shane Warne, Jason Ackermanis and Sam Newman in condemning the behaviour of Adam Goodes. Warne, Ackermanis and Newman are three of the NARSDs longest serving and most highly regarded dickheads.

Imaginary Spears, Imaginary Injuries

With all the recent attention on Adam Goodes and Lewis Jetta regarding the hurling of imaginary spears at opposing fans who have booed Adam Goodes, many people have overlooked the real victims of these events. I refer of course to those who have suffered imaginary injury as a result of those imaginary spears being thrown. Hurling imaginary spears at football fans is a very dangerous imaginary activity and unless the AFL acts soon in stamping out this disturbing trend then it is only a matter of time before they have an imaginary death on their hands.

The Worst Secular Argument Against Marriage Equality

There are a number of bad religious arguments against legal marriage equality founded in unprovable metaphysical speculations (mostly on proposals of divine authorship of holy books), but perhaps the worst secular argument is the suggestion that marriage should be reserved for couples capable of breeding. The Prime Minister of Australia in 2003, John Howard, expressed this attitude when he stated:

All through the town

The helicopter blades go swoosh, swoosh, swoosh,
swoosh, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh.
The helicopter blades go swoosh, swoosh swoosh, all through the town.

The Speaker of the House goes ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching,
ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching.
The Speaker of the House goes ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching, all through the town.

The Treasurer out of depth goes cut, cut , cut,
cut, cut, cut, cut, cut cut.
The Treasurer out of depth goes cut, cut, cut, all through the town.

The Six Million Dollar Man

Tony Abbott may be the most out of his depth Australian Prime Minister since Harold Holt, but that hasn't stopped him claiming the equivalent of over 475 years worth of Newstart allowance payments in expenses since 2010.

Here is a list of Tony Abbott's Parliamentary Entitlements claims for the last five years. They do not include his annual salary ($507,338 per annum), housing, transport or clothing allowances.

2010 $925,806.26
2011 $1,105,304.25
2012 $1,000,072.99
2013 $1,218,635.70
2014 $1,763,880.95
Total: $6,013,700.15

Team Australia's mascot

The Mackay branch of Australia’s foremost neo-fascist organisation and potential future Coalition partner, Reclaim Australia, is happy to announce their guest speaker this Saturday will be none other than LNP parliamentarian, Team Australia mascot and chief spokesperson on government hypocrisy George ‘the Moose’ Christensen.

Out of cite, out of mind

“Study after study, time and time again, shows that children benefit from having a father and mother. That is the foundation that marriage provides, and has provided for millennia…For our children's sake it needs to continue to do so.”

- Eric Abetz, Government Leader in the Senate and opponent of marriage equality

Apology Pending

At some point in Australia’s future a prime minister will stand before parliament and deliver an apology for this shameful episode in Australia’s history. He or she (News Corp permitting) will talk of the abuse of children in detention, carried out in Australia’s name. They will express profound regret at the passing of laws that are an affront to human rights and the medical profession’s duty of care.

More like India

Here are the pros and cons of Australia becoming more like India.

Pros: Gina Rinehart has less red tape to worry about, making it easier for her to increase her $15.5 billion fortune.

Cons: The average Australian wage decreases from $87,700 to $1,950. Infant mortality increases from 0.3% to 4.1%. Child malnutrition goes from effectively 0% to 30.7%. The number of people living in poverty increases from 13.9% to 29.8%. Public debt increases from 29.8% to 66.7% of GDP and life expectancy drops by 16 years.

Conclusion of Gina’s book: The pros far outweigh the cons.

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