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I Didn’t Realise That George Calombaris Was A Union!

Now that it seems that Labor has decided that their best strategy is camouflage – agree to everything and hope that Queenslanders mistake them for the Liberal Party – I’ve been trying to work out how it’s all going to play out in the coming years.

One thing I’ve always believed is that ninety percent of everything is predictable. That’s what’s makes us so surprised by the unpredictable. After a few shocks, we feel we’ve entered a sort of Humpty Dumpty world where the guy sitting on the fence is tellling us the meaning of words even though we want to argue that words do not have a particular meaning just because a guy we thought couldn’t be put back together has somehow found himself sitting pretty…

Anyway, my twitter feed has been telling me about the Coalition’s determination to stop those nasty unions from taking away worker’s entitlements by introducing some Integrity Bill. I can’t remember what it’s actually called because every time the Liberals use the word “integrity”, I immediately have to spend a lot of time working out whether they’re for or against it.

Personally, I found it strange to see these in the same week that Masterchef George had “mistakenly” underpaid his workers $7.8 million dollars…

Now, I probably shouldn’t put the “mistakenly” in inverted commas. That implies that I didn’t really think it was a mistake. I mean, mistakes are easy to make. I’m sure George would understand if I went into one of his restaurants and mistakenly ran up a bill of $500 when I only meant to spend the fifty I had,  and he could take it or leave it because who could afford that sort of money for a meal so I just presumed that the prices were wrong…

So how will things play out?

Will Trump lose the election and declare martial law?

Will Boris suddenly decide that Brexit is all to hard and attempt to argue that Britain has already symbolicly left the EU so they’ve made their point and everything can just continue as is?

Will Scott continue to start sentences with “How good is…” until he makes the ultimate faux pas and says something like, “How good is indefinite detention?”… Oh wait, he’s already done that one. Maybe “How good is climate change?”… Nup, he’s done that with a lump of coal.  “How good is the gullibility of voters?”  No, the gullible will just cheer… “How good is the privatisation of Medicare?” 

Sorry, that’s just a scare campaign. Although like the “Never, ever” GST, two elections have passed and so we should have all forgotten.

Yep, this predicting business is harder than it looks. Although I’m pretty sure that the sun will rise tomorrow…

But even a prediction like that may get me in trouble with all those who argue that renewable energy like solar is unreliable…

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  1. wam

    I am predicting labor will agree to extend the new provisions of elected union officials bill to include politicians and board members.
    Such bi-partisan approaches will be more prevalent under scummo and whathisname?
    ps love the doings in my town between China the port and the septics.
    Not sure whether it is appropriate to kneel to China or bare our arse to trip?? Have you southerners heard anything??

  2. RomeoCharlie29

    WAM, be interesting to see if Congress approves the $250 m spend and then how the oz govt. will react to the proposal. (nT govt being essentially impotent in the matter). It could boost the ailing NT economy but the question is do we want it. I see reports it might upset our current port owners, the Chinese. But, looking on the bright side, each of the superpowers having a stake here might just clear us as a nuclear target — unless the Russkies get a funny idea.

    Rossleigh, amusing as always.

  3. johno

    How good is saying,, How good is …

  4. David Bruce

    WAM you will know the answer when the Israelis move in… automation, AI, facial recognition and software…

  5. Henry Rodrigues

    The reason why these disingenuous bastards get away with things like the GST etc and get elected despite all their bastardly acts, is that almost the entire media is on their side. Its that simple. Persuading fools and greedy people that the coalition is heir bet bet is what its all about. Uneducated, self concerned, immature, stupid voters should never be allowed near a ballot box.

  6. Wayne Turner

    Spot on Henry. The ignorant and gulllible fall for the COALition’s MSM. All against their own and the countries interests. We are too stupid for our former democracy.

    The mediaocracy continues…

  7. Bronte ALLAN

    Great think piece as usual Rossleigh! How good is that…

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