By Sir ScotchMistery
One of the disappointing side-effects of being underemployed through semi-retirement is the ability to forget things.
A case in point was when I got back in from taking my kangaroo for a run to find that the Parliament was being covered on ABC24, and one of the COALition tarts was throwing a Dorothy Dixer out at the member for morons; Peter Dutton MP.
Essentially the woman’s question revolved around a request for the Minister to update the house on the current state of Australia’s second genocide – against “illegal maritime arrivals” – via the good offices of “Operation Border-Farce”.
In answer to this request, the aforementioned Minister for morons began his blather with the following: “Australia’s workers have never had such a good friend as they do in the Turnbull government”.
Approximately 5 minutes later, after getting up off my knees, changing my trousers where I’d collapsed in a heap in a puddle of vomit and recovering my composure, I wondered what sort of “thought” goes through Dutton’s mind when he reads something like that which has been written for him?
I understand that members of the COALition don’t believe that members of the Australian public either a) listen to the Parliamentary broadcasts or b) watch the Parliament on the television, but I find having the television on tends to quieten the kangaroo a little bit, so I can get on with the important business of reading the Australian Independent Media Network, and working myself into a lather over my responses. But even a kangaroo can only take so much. So while she was shaking her head in disbelief, I had collapsed, thrown up and then recovered (sort of).
What sort of insane mind actually says something like that and thinks people will believe it? Why is it that nobody has identified that Dutton is as mad as a meat axe? Why is it that over the last couple of months we have frequently heard threats of Dutton becoming the next prime minister? What has Malcolm Turnbull done to upset Rupert Murdoch?
The answer is most likely “none of the above”. Even the lower intellect of the Liberal/National COALition would understand that Australia, or at least those who think, would never stand for it.
Or would we …?