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The Shambling Mound's Fourth Week

One must admire, if only from an aesthetic level, the sheer chutzpah of Lord Dampnut who holds press conference to claim "I turn on the TV, open the newspapers, and I see stories of chaos. Chaos. Yet it is the exact opposite. This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine." Ahhh, Lord Dampnut. The art of the double-down, where reality can be altered by sheer will power and bluster.

The Shambling Mound's Third Week

Under the continuing rule of the orange-haired monster, Lord Dampnut, the most important local council in the global village, continues to lurch from one "yuge" problem to the next. Some commentators have finally noticed what is an intrinsic problem regardless of the political decisions themselves; that Lord Dampnut is not used to the idea of running a country which is built the checks and balances of a separation of powers and a rule of law.

The Shambling Mound's Second Week

The chaos continues, as The Shambling Mound completes its second week as elected mayor of the most important local council in the global village. After introducing new levels of madness in his first week, Lord Dampnut turned his attention to foreign affairs. After all, a suffrance shared is a suffrance doubled, and we all know how Lord Dampnut loves things big.

The Shambling Mound's First Week

It's hard to keep up with the chaos that's happening in the United States' government at the moment, which has led me to start tracking, on a weekly basis, the shambolic chaos that is the Trump presidency. To be honest, I am not surprised by the policies being proposed by the Trump administration, they're exactly what was expected. Likewise as expected is the utter incompetence and toadying to the billionaire class as it is being carried out.

Abolishing the Australian States

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/04/bob-hawkes-narrati...

I know how it can be done.

The States, under the Constitution, gave voluntarily give up land to the Commonwealth (such as Jervis Bay Territory).

The Path to Marriage Equality

The Equal Love, Inc., campaign group has been operating since 2004. It, and other organisations, have been very succesful in keeping the message in the media, lobbying politicians, and organising rallies. In 2004, Newspoll indicated that support for marriage equality was at 38% with 44% opposed and 18% undecided. Since then, the number of people opposed has declined, and the undecideds has shrunk even more dramatically, and the number of supporters has increased.

When "Total Responsibility" means "No Responsibility"

In 2004 Prime Minister, John Howard, has said that he takes total responsibility for Australia's decision to join the war. However as the the Chilcot Inquiry has shown the decision to invade Iraq was most certainly a breach of international criminal law and and specifically a crime against peace.

The Day Before The Election

The Coalition will win tomorrow. The swing and the number of seats that Labor needs to win is too big and whilst they'll put a good fight, it'll be just out of reach.

With the Coalition returned, the price of housing will become increasingly out of reach, because the Coalition is the party that is wedded to the insane policy of taxpayer-funded subsidies to the landlord class, despite the fact that it is a miserable failure in providing new housing stock.

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