Archive for the ‘politricks’ Category

150 Years and Counting…

June 30, 2009

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Bernard L. Madoff – the Charles Ponzi of a new generation.

By the sounds of it, Bernie isn’t feeling particularly happy just now, which may have something to do with the 150 years in prison he has to look forward to, not that he’s expected to live more than 10-15 years anyway, since he’s 71 right now. (more…)

R to the E to the CESSION…

April 22, 2009

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Apparently, K-Rudd dropped the R word today, finally, even if it was just to distract everyone from the increasingly dramatic situation of ‘border protection’ (aka exploding boatloads of innocent people). I don’t understand why the word itself has so much significance. I’m no financier, but as far as i can tell, shit gets more expensive, lots of people get fired, and once in a while you get some of your hard earned money back (stimulus package = taxes).

Experts have been predicting this would happen for years, but the financial sector has behaved much like the music industry with downloading, ie. when faced with overwhelming change… stick your head in the sand and hope it doesn’t happen.

Also, fuck the banking industry.

A Public Service Announcement

April 19, 2009

Once again the Pope has got all the answers, after all he has a direct line with Jesus.

Pope Benedict is standing by his somewhat ridiculous claim made in Africa last month that condoms are not the answer to the AIDS problem. The ABC has him claiming that AIDS “is a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems”. Well my pious friend, if ever we wanted evidence that you swore a vow of celibacy, then this is it.

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Tougher than your favourite rapper…

April 13, 2009

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So it turns out that Albanian women, as opposed to your favourite rapper, are the most hardbody people on the planet.

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Rap Battle: Colbert vs Steele

April 4, 2009

Oh i really NEED cable tv in my life…

Kevin Rudd is NOT Obama’s BFF…

April 4, 2009

One of two things happens in this clip. Neither of them are good for our boy Kevin. Plus it gets translated into Portuguese.

a. He attempts to make a legitimate (but very lame) political joke, something along the lines of:

“So, a little boy goes to his dad and asks, ‘what is politics?’

Dad says “let me try to explain it: I’m the earner in the family, so let’s call me Capitalism. Your mum, she handles the money, so we’ll call her the Government. We’re here to take care of you, so you’re the People. The nanny, she’s the Working Class. You’re little brother is the Future. Try and think about it that way…

The boy goes to bed, but later that night hears his brother crying, because he’s got a dirty nappy. He goes to find his parents, his mum is fast asleep, not wanting to wake her he goes to the nanny’s room, where he finds his dad banging the nanny. He gives up and goes back to bed.

In the morning, dad asks the boy if he understands politics?

He replies, well, while Capitalism is screwing the Working Class, the Government is fast asleep, the People are being ignored and the Future is in deep shit.”

and (understandably) nobody laughs…

b. He behaves like a 10 year old boy when the popular kid says his best friend is the President of Brazil, not him.

Ah well, at least he didn’t make another RAAF hostess cry.

Check out these tunes…

April 3, 2009

As if he weren’t 2009 enough, this man

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has given this lady

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one of these, as a G20 gift

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He couldn’t be more Gen Y if he were an ‘overstimulated and overconfident brat’ that believed in becoming president straight out of graduate school.

the youth shall inherit the earth as jebus said… didn’t he?

Dragons > Kevin Rudd

March 25, 2009

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I’ve already seen a couple of articles about how nobody in the US press cares that Rudd met Obama today, which is kinda childish really, although if you were relying on the video footage, you’d have to say that while its good to know Obama ‘loves’ the australian people, they didn’t exactly get deep into conversation.

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The play is done, the curtain drops…

March 21, 2009

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A Storm in a D Cup…

March 18, 2009

Yeah, i straight up jacked the title from a news report… my bad.

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One of the last true bastions of feminist ideals is under threat in Hobart. Well, one of the last Hooters restaurants anyway. (more…)