Ah, I guess you’ve heard Mitch Fifield lost it today …
Over the term “mansplaining”.
Now, mansplaining. That’s a combination of “man” and “explain” and “ing”
The “man” refers to men when they explain.
The “explain” refers to when they explain in very, very simple terms.
And the “ing” is that bit of speech we add to things when it needs an “ing”.
And speech is that thing that people do when they push carbon dioxide out of their lungs and use their tongue and vocal chords to make sounds in ways that have meaning to people in their own cultural group.
Of course, some people are suggesting that that Labor senator, whatshername, got what was coming to her, because, well, the politically correct brigade try and stop people’s free speech by complaining when they hear someone making sexist comments and, well, MANSPLAINING, that’s sexist and if Mitchy had said it, then that Katy Gallagher woman would have complained and that’s what stops people like Mitch saying whatever they like. Fear of someone suggesting that they’re a man, because – as we all know from the Liberals decision to argue a case for the GST – it’s only men who are prepared to stand up for their beliefs.
Yep, well, that’s because we no longer have a government that stands for anything. I mean, even something that we can disagree with.
So, the sort of argument that would embarrass Year 8 students is the stuff we discuss.
Ah, such a shame that Tony isn’t still PM, because Barnaby and Tony, now there’s a dream team from Heaven!
Anyway, I’ll finish with a word from our PM.
From Malcolm Turnbull (just in case you wonder who it is this week).
All of us are sad today that Warren Truss and Andrew Robb have announced that they are not going to re-nominate for their seats at the next election.
They are two remarkable men who have made such a difference for Australia. Who have played such an enormous part in creating the nation we are today.
This is a watershed. Each of these men were farmer’s sons: They grew up on the land, with very deep roots in agriculture, understanding the most basic fundamental human industry, growing food and fibre. (Subtext = but not much beyond the most basic fundamental)
Each of them have long, strong marriages. They were able to do the things they did for Australia, because of Warren’s Lyn and Andrew’s Maureen. (Gay marriage is out then)
The most important thing for all of us to say to these men is thank you.
They have made Australia different.(But not too different, gay marriage is out remember) They’ve made Australia better. They’ve shaped Australia. They’ve shaped our future, whether it is in trade or it is in infrastructure or in their example of clear, warm, humane patriotism, a love of country.
I am proud to say that because of Warren’s and Andrew’s service, Australia has become a much luckier country — but they have helped make that luck more prosperous, more secure, greater opportunities for our children and grandchildren.
Thank you, Warren and Andrew.
And yet neither of them ever got best minister in the world…
I guess that must be because it’s a new award, so Greg Hunt is the only “Best Minister In the World”.
And it’s just possible after this, that he may be the only one ever.
Still, Hitler was once Time‘s “Man of the Year” and they survived …
Ah, if only it could have been Tony and Barnaby …
Now there’s a dream team that would have made that nightmare I have about falling from a great height a beautiful alternative!