Do you remember Typhoon Hato?
Strange. It only happened four days ago.
It was reported on ABC Online News.
Just this once.
How about Tropical Storm Pakhar?
Of course not. It only happened yesterday. And multinational broadcaster SBS reported it once.
Pakhar effectively hit the same areas devastated by Hato. Two really bad, destructive weather events within four days.
Here is the Video on Chinese TV at
And a still, for when the Vid is no longer available.
And you probably knew nothing about them.
Now have you heard about Harvey?
My point is made!
The Liberal Party is in the process of eating itself. Preparing for yet another Prime Ministerial Assassination.
Unable to any longer fit inside the broad church which it has always claimed to be. All its members are fighting for the few remaining pews.
It matters little who becomes or remains Prime Minister during the next few weeks. There is little chance of this Parliament lasting to the end of the year. With Section 44 in play we could see a loss of that one seat majority in the HoR. Further revelations are expected on a daily basis and the High Court is in for a busy time.
The only way they will win an election this year, or next year will be to have the full weight of the Murdoch Machine behind them. Sadly for the Coalition, there are splits within that machine as well. There are those money-worshippers who will follow Turnbull to the Caymans at every opportunity and there are those bigoted Nazis who desperately want the books burnt and the Duttonmeister to be in charge.
So the media (art) is imitating the Liberal Party (life). Sorry to have to explain a literary allusion but with the Naplan results just out very few in our society would understand it without a cheat-sheet.
To mix legendary allusions, the Coalition is as extinct as the Norwegian Blue of Monty Python fame.
Except that the worms escaping from its body are still eating away at what is left of our society.
Scene 1; The Liberal Childcare Centre P/L trading as the IPA
‘Good morning, Chief Child Wrangler speaking. Oh, it is you, Malcolm. Back from meeting that orange shitgibbon already?
……..Yes I have seen the Essential Poll this morning. You’re worried? What about, losing the next election?
……..Oh, about your own position. We shall have to do something about that. Look, we’ll throw it around in the sand pit at lunchtime and see what we can come up with.
………Yes, you too Malcolm. Bye.
Scene 2; same Child Care Centre, later that same day.
The Chief Child Wrangler is waiting on the phone.
Oh God, the things we have to do for this self-centr – – – Oh Good afternoon Malcolm. How are things at your end?
……. Oh! Dutton hasn’t returned a phone call. And Tony has made one? This does sound desperate,
……. Well, we have developed a plan and, if I may say so, it is a beauty.
……. It is similar to the way we removed both Rudd and Gillard.
…… Well yes, and the same as we used to remove Tony.
……..We will start that replace Shorten with Albo rumour again
……. Nonono, I know that it can’t happen until after the next election but the marks don’t remember that.
…….. Nothing like a little leadership destabilisation to swing the electorate
…….. The Murdoch Press and Leigh Sales have been alerted. They will be interviewing Richo and Latham tonight. Always good to have one of them spouting the rumours.
…….. Oh no. They will be very believable. And tomorrow we can add Marn Ferguson into the mix.
…….. That should swing around 3.5% of the electorate your way.
…….. Yes, I’m so pleased you like that plan. OK, Talk with you aging soon. Bye.
Scene 3; Same Child Care Centre even later in the day.
Good afternoon, Chief Child Wrangler speaking. Oh, hello Mr Dutton.
……………………………………………………… Ahh yes, I hear what you are saying.
No, I agree with you. Malcolm has won the only election he can win and if we are to stay in Government we need to change leaders.
……… You would be an excellent choice, Peter. And I have just the plan, already organised. We played it out in the sandpit at lunchtime. We were just waiting for your call.
……… Chris Uhlmann is the man for this. He has Tony, Senator George and Cory ready to endorse you and they will swing at least 3.5% of the electorate behind the Party.
……… Yes, yes, we were just waiting for your call. The plan can start immediately. Bye.