How bad can it get?
I don’t know why, but I picture a footy coach holding a magnetic whiteboard, rearranging all the positions and hoping for the best. He looks at the bench & just shakes his head. His trouble is that it is 3/4 time and Labor are 40 goals behind. Abbott is starring at full forward and has kicked 15 goals so far. They can’t blow the final siren soon enough!
Noifsorbuts on Mumbles blog
With everything the ALP promise being compromised by Wayne Swan's panic over the inevitable impending huge deficit they are just bouncing off the walls of public opinion. With Gonski, NDIS, the billion dollar Business Plan announced as fact but unfunded and with boat people ramping up more unplanned debt and the poorly designed MRT stuffing up forecasts it is only going to get worse.
And then, the UN's climate change chief, Rajendra Pachauri, has acknowledged a 17-year pause in global temperature rises, confirmed recently by Britain's Met Office, but said it would need to last "30 to 40 years at least" to break the long-term global warming trend.
Bolt has been going on about the haitus in temperature rises for yonks and has been ridiculed by the Chicken Littles of the over-zealous Greens and other useful idiots - maybe now they will shut up but don't bet on it. Pachauri is correct when he says it would need 30 or 40 years to break the trend but I would suggest that could be extrapolated to thousands of years to allow scientists to take into account Solar and planetry cycles that may have my great great great etc grand kids freezing their appendages off.
But really, I don't think the current debate being about the existence of Climate Change is the problem -changing climate is a given. What concerns me is Gillard and the Greens thinking that a tax that severely disadvantages Australian industry and her people is the answer.
In an attempt to tie up the religious vote a parliamentary inquiry has suggested that Religious organisations running schools, health and aged-care services will not be exempt from Labor's new anti-discrimination laws under recommendations that could see them sued by people who disagree with church ethos.
In a majority report, Labor and Greens members of the Senate legal and constitutional affairs legislation committee had found "no organisation should enjoy a blanket exception from anti-discrimination law when they are involved in service delivery to the general community".
In moments like this I tend to think 'Well you voted for 'em - now cop it' but I worry about how much damage they can do before September and how difficult will it be for the adults to wind back the social engineering.
Poor Julia can't catch her breath as problem after problem that she or Swan have created comes back to bite her. She hasn't even had time to confer with McTernan and invent more lies about Abbott. No achievements to speak of to brag about and her 'Abbott is an evil misogynist' speech tossed into the waste bin of public opinion, she has nothing left.
The media are talking about leadership spills and how many seats they will lose,Paul Howes brings public scorn on himself and his union mates by suggesting Gillard is a great leader and Grahame 'Whatever it takes' Richardson, ex ALP heavywieght' says Go Julia, before you completely destroy the ALP.
All this without a mention of the theft of public monies by Craig Thomson and Eddie Obeid.
Pass the popcorn - a tragedy of Shakespearian proportion beckons.