The Treasurers


Conservative Treasurers of Australia; John Howard, Peter Costello, Joe Hockey and Scott Morrison walked into a bar.

The barman said, ‘If this is a joke, there can only be three of you.’

The Treasurers said, ‘There are.’

Old Man’s Problem


There is a new wine available for seniors who have problems getting up often to urinate at night —

A single glass at night could mean a peaceful, uninterrupted nights sleep.
I kid you not…

Tasmanian vintners who primarily produce Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Grigio wines, have developed a new hybrid grape that acts as an anti-diuretic.

It is expected to reduce the number of trips older people have to make to the bathroom during the night.

The new wine will be marketed as  PINOT MORE

Poll Sum 28th Sept, 2016


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At last there are two polls from which to create a Poll Sum.

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While Essential continues to do its weekly voter intention poll, until now, all other pollsters have quit the field. Possibly believing the USA Presidential Polling is sufficient. Monday saw the first Newspoll since the election and it may be the only one for a month! We shall see.

So here are the numbers, scant though they are.

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Raw numbers and percentages.

Note the comment about NXT and HON numbers

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The raw numbers look like this, across two charts.

Minor Parties

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the Two Party Preferred

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The difference between the two parties

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Malcolm Turnbull was able to fluke an election win on the day yet appears to have continued to lose popularity.In the nearly three months since the election the gap between the L-NP and ALP has grown to around 5%!

How long will he last as leader?

How long will this dysfunctional Government last in a fractured Parliament?

From My Desktop


I tend to use my own photos for my desktop.

Beginning a series of those images

Drops forever suspended.

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Sid and Sod #838


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Shakespeare on Refugees


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Sid and Sod #837


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