Fallout From the Cathy Hissyfit!

It seems there was an ambush in Melbourne yesterday. A “counsel assisting” had seemed quite friendly when he first asked Jackson questions. This time around, he used her answers along with some newly discovered facts to suggest all is not as it seems in Jacksonville*. Cathy Jackson retaliated with a classic hissy fit!

Much of what follows is based on the assumption, as yet unproven, that Cathy Jackson has committed crimes of various kinds.

The Age was very circumspect for obvious reasons and I shall be the same. Repeating that what follows is based on the possibility that the so far uncharged Cathy Jackson may be found guilty of as yet unstated crimes. With that assumption, there are two major questions to be answered and one delicious piece of irony.

Photo: Louise Kennerley

Photo: Louise Kennerley

Firstly, if Jackson is found  guilty of corruption and of receiving a bribe which appear to be possible charges arising from the events of yesterday’s melt-down.

Lying to the Royal Commission is just one part of her potential problems. It is based on something she did, by herself.

The other not only involves herself. If she accepted a bribe. then someone offered and paid that bribe. Somewhere out there is the real world someone is sh!tting bricks! And that person is probably an employer or an employer’s representative. One of the employing class. The class which is currently running our country.

That means that some, so far un-named, person or persons will be named and embroiled into this situation. It is no longer Jackson alone.

Secondly, if Jackson is found guilty of corruption what effect will this have on Craig Thompson’s conviction? Much of the evidence against him was from Jackson. Should she be convicted of corruption and other crimes, does this open the door for a successful appeal against his conviction by Thompson? Will her evidence be discounted and will there be some chance that there may be perjury charges against Jackson arising from this separate case?

It could well be that Jackson will be hoping for the word ‘Concurrent” to be added to any potential sentences. Even if the Thompson conviction and sentence stand, he will almost certainly be free long before Jackson.

The delicious irony section is that should this Royal Commission into Unions find that the possible crimes extend into the employing class then this will be the second time that a trap set for Unions and others of the Left will be sprung, only to find members of the Right publicly caught in its claws.

Can anyone say, “Another ICAC“?

Yes, this is all based on an assumption of guilt of crimes as yet unspecified by persons as yet unidentified. I can hear the cries of the Right trying to burn me as a strawman. I don’t mind. The truth will be exposed and I can wait.

*Jacksonville – credit to Peter Wicks (@madwixxy) for coining this very useful word.


What Kind of Gambling Are You?

How age appropriate.

Let the record state, I have NEVER played Bingo

You Are Bingo

You are easy going and popular. You have a lot of friends in your life.You are a social person and you enjoy camaraderie. You prefer to do most things with a group of fun people.You love conversation, and you’re happy to chat with almost anyone. You simply like people.

Old friends appreciate your loyalty and good advice. New friends appreciate how friendly you are.

Street Wisdom


coffee (28)

From Woodside Green, Carlton, Melbourne,

Thanks Jacinta.

Poll Sum; 30th July




Lib | ALP



Differential =  834,000 Votes


Polls older than 14 days have been discarded

This week 14,631 people were polled

Data as at Tuesday night, 29th July.

Based on the AEC numbers there were 14722754 enrolled electors for the 2013 election so a fair estimate for the 2016 election is 15,000,000 electors.

The symbolic red and blue bar drawing a line where numbers swing around unpredictably.


Polls Included and Totals Polled.

Three polls discarded, Newspoll 13/07/2014.  Morgan 14/07/2104, Essential 15/07/2014 were deleted.

Four polls, Galaxy 25/07/2014, Morgan 28/07/2014, Newspoll 28/07/2014,  Essential 29/07/2014 were added.



Percentages converted back to Raw Numbers

Simple maths convert the published % to raw numbers using the electors polled.

Liberal and National Party numbers are combined.


Note:- Newspoll lumps PUP voters with “Others”. I split them out at as near to 50-50 as I can with whole numbers. That seems to be how the numbers for other polls fall.

Two Party Preferred


Translating this into electoral numbers,

assuming 15 million electors

we have a National Two Party Preferred of

L-NP 7,083,000 Votes

ALP 7,917,000 Votes

Another major drop in ALP support.

Which leads to – – -



The expected swing back towards the current baseline of about ALP 52.5/47.5 L-NP has now begun in earnest.

It can only be hoped it stops there!


The minor parties will have a major impact come election day.

Here is how they are going.





It seems as though the MH17 effect is continuing to have a beneficial effect on abbott’s numbers. His popularity is increasing and the general concensus across parties is that he is doing a good job. I admit to being in the minority on this question. I predict that abbott’s support will continue to rise until something tragic happens to an Australian abbott has sent to the Ukraine. “Shit happens” won’t cut it then!


Again, what do all the numbers mean for seats? The question asked by sitting members on a personal level and by the electorate as a whole. I have assumed that any swing is uniform Australia wide and that a 2.0% margin over the current TPP will show the seats in play at an election held within a month of today. So – the marginal seat list.


If we assume all seats in play fall to the ALP the Coalition and the Independents will hold 68 seats. ALP and one Green will form a Government with 82 seats, a majority of 14.



Over to you, the discerning reader.



Sid and Sod #590


From a Roman Wall #41

romanscribe“Salutum, Greetings.” Nellus the Barristerus greeted her customers. “Here is your nice hot post prandium caffeinus.”

“Salve, good morning.” Zoophilus and Literatus said together. “Gratias, thanks.”

Secundus arrived and looked closely at Nellus. “You are looking worried this morning.” he said.

“Yes,” she replied. “It is my morning walk in the forest. In winter it is such a problem. So sad.. The trees have lost their leaves and their dryads are all so worried and tense. It destroys the joy of my boletus, mushroom, collecting trips.”

“So you are a member of the Greek cults.” said Zoophilus. “We Romans believe the Dryads all died out when we conquered Greece.”

“I respect what you say Domine, but you are Roman by birth and ancestry, but my mother was Greek and taught me to respect the old tales. I may have to take mushrooms off the menu for a while.”

“Don’t you worry too much.” interrupted Verbo Ipsum. “Spring will be here soon and the Dryads will be able to relax again. The trees will be relieved.”




It Tickled Granny’s Fancy

old joke 28a

old joke 28b

old joke 29a

The Australian Women’s Weekly, Saturday 29 July 1944

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