Category Archives: Australia

Trump and Australia

So the Donald thinks the Asylum Seeker’s deal with Australia is the worst deal he has ever seen and intends to ignore it.

That’s fine.

We can match that dislike with our disapproval of the Pine Gap Nuclear Target.

Take that back, Mr Trump.

Then there is Port Szechuan Beef where you have marine and air force bases and personnel.

Please remove them, Mr Trump as this, for the next 99 years, is Chinese territory.

Come to think of it, there are some other place we would like returned to our own Australian sovereignty.

Here is a map for you to let your staff think about since you are so concerned with the personal profits you are already making from your Nation’s traditional opponent, Russia.  (H/T to


Of course this is a bit of a dream as the entire Australian Government has as many balls as its Foreign Minister has! does not have the testicular courage to- does not have the guts to stand up to a nation which is rapidly becoming an ex-friend.

Oh, Mr Trump, while we are at it, you know those paper planes your nation is trying to flog off at several billion dollars each? We don’t want them either!

Senators for Insensitivity

This is the quality of Senator we currently are blessed with here in Australia.

This creature votes on matters which affect us all. His decisions are often critical to our welfare. Not that I have ever noted him as voting for our welfare. He normally votes in his own interests.

The Government of Australia, led by our Prime Minister needs to condemn this creature in the strongest possible terms and must move to declare his seat vacant!


Then we were treated to the following from Malcolm Roberts, One Nation Party Senator.

He must be pulled into line, publicly, by he party leader, Pauline Hanson and his seat also declared vacant. Just like the space between his ears!


Such is the Government we are currently blessed with!

The Warning on the Wall

Found in the ‘TRUTH’, a paper from Perth.
Published on July 16th, 1910
as that terrible THING
a Labor Daily Newspaper was about to be launched.
Reminds me of today’s politicians who so often are trained in the ranks of the daily press.
Free-swinging weather vanes
seeking their own benefit.

As the Shadow of the coming Labor Daily
Simply falls across the ancient Penny Press
And she stops at once the song she’s singing gaily
Drops her gamp, and looks the picture of distress
Lifts her hands to Heaven in horror and distress.

As she gazes on the dreadful Thing in terror,
All her brazenness and hide dissolve in tears-
She exclaims, ‘Oh! Lord! I’ve made a fearful error
For I thought it wouldn’t come for many years— ‘
I felt sure my bluff was good for years and years.”

“Dash the thing! I wish that I had practised often.
Saying naughty wicked words and blasphemy,
For I do believe that cursing now would soften
And relieve this dreadful pain in my pinnee—-
I’ve an awful feeling under my pinnee.

“I suppose that, as I’ve claimed to love my neighbor
For so many years, the only, thing to do
Is to act the hypocrite, and smoodge to Labor,
Though I’m very, much afraid my chance looks blue—
Yes, I fear in spite of smoodging, mighty blue.

“Still, there doesn’t seem a bit of harm in trying
(All my tales have been believed in times gone by).
More especially as sitting still means dying,
And they say that dead things always mortify.
I’m not dead, though I’ve begun to mortify.

So I s’pose I’d better set the ball a-rolling,
By a ref’rence to the noble part I played,
Or my fun’ral bell will shortly be a-tolling,
I can see my ghastly shroud already made.
Yes I must set straight the bloomers I have made.

“(That’s not bad), and now, to butter up the workers,
I must point out (this requires a bit of stress),
That Australia’s pretty full of blessed shirkers-
Fellows who will not support the daily Press-
Chaps who’re always poking ‘borak’ at the Press.

‘I must tell them that I’m losing money, yearly
In my efforts to maintain their liberty,
And that they will find the project costs them dearly.
When they’ve followed up the game as long as me—
It has been a constant source of loss to me.

“I must not forget I’ve always said that Fisher .
Is a man of sound and democratic views
And I’ve always, been a backer and well-wisher
Of that clever little lawyer, Billy Hughes.
(Yes; I guess I pulled the leg of Billy Hughes).

“I am loyal, constitutional, and hearty,
But, if people want a Socialistic State,
I am willing to subscribe to any party,
I’m almost a Socialist myself of late—
Lord! I hope that my conversion ain’t too late.

“If there’s anything that I’ve, somehow, omitted,
Point it out without delay; the time is brief.
Moore no good? All right; he mustn’t be permitted
To remain; Tom Bath we’ll take now for our chief
Certainly; Tom Bath’s the man to hail as chief.

“Though my joints are stiff, I don’t mind even kneeling
Down to Tommy and his pals now any day;
If those fellows have a little bit of feeling,
When I kiss their feet, they’ll take the Thing away.
Oh! “Tm feeling sick. Please take the Thing away.”

Sussan Lie

Sorry, Sussan.
You brought it on yourself.

I did it on impulse.
I’m sure you understand.


Happy New Year

It is not a resolution but a stubborn belief in the innate goodness of ordinary people which will keep me fighting against the evil we see in our overlords.

While one person remains free to fight the forces of evil and injustice, the world is not lost.

What is so discouraging is that so many of those who lord it over us are looking to reverse democracy and want to live in a past most of us rejected.

I sense a conspiracy from those who want a return to a time and a society which existed before the French Revolution.

I sense a return to the barricades

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes.

So here are the first two shots I am firing across the bows of our right-wing, conservative, monarch-worshipping, greedy and corrupt Government.
Laugh them out of office!


2017 already has its Word of the Year thanks to fellow Facebook conspirator, Tiffany Brown


A Question About Centrelink

Here is  question raised by the actions of the the Federal Government Minister for Social Services,  Christian Porter.

He has found a way to claim that $2.2 billion is owed to the Government by pensioners and other welfare recipients. This will make his incompetent Treasurer colleague, Scott Morrison, a little happier and may even return his smirk to prominence.

By comparing Centrelink records with tax returns, any apparent discrepencies are automatically assumed to be deliberate falsifications and the ‘falsifier’ is charged both the amount apparently overclaimed and also a penalty.

Oh, if you want to avoid the penalty, begin repaying that overpayment immediately at the suggested rate. If you want to differ from our computer generated facts, then continue paying while you do so, or we will charge extra penalties as well.

So! A question which must be asked.

Is the new Centrelink process of automatic raising of invoices for possible debts which may be owed by welfare recipients anything at all similar to the speculative invoicing tactic that the Federal Court banned the Dallas Buyers Club lawyers from using.

An interesting New Year’s thought for the Lawyers to consider.

Although Awful Genius Senator Brandis will do his best to block any action against this Government of Illegal Actions.and Entrenched Self-Interest.

A Brig Named Sea Nymph, Buy it now with Paypal


The history of a Brig sailing the coasts of Australia
between 1850 and 1868 as recorded in the newspapers of the day.

Its voyages and some of the activities of her Masters, crew and owners reveal a lot about mid-1800’s Australia. Fully indexed.

If you have an interest in the sea or in history
or better still, in both, this is the book for you.

128 pages, privately published 2016, available from the author.

Fontaine Publishing did a wonderful job. All online.
A tad more expensive that I would have liked but that is Australian publishing.

Base cost is $20.00 in my hand, book in your hand.
If we cannot meet in person, then postage and handling comes into play.

Book + P&H then are

Australia – $AU 23.50 – 2-6 days delivery

Great Britain & USA – $AU 28.50 – 6-8 business days delivery

New Zealand – $AU 25.85 – 7 business days delivery

Should you wish to use direct deposit –

John McLennan – Bank – ANZ BSB 016080 Acct No. 279013967

This is only recommended for Australian residents as currency exchange can be brutal.

Posting will happen on the next working day following receipt of payment
and the receival of your postal address via email at

Thank you all for your encouragement.