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Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on June 21, 2011

Federal Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, has called for a

plebiscite to enable Australian voters to decide on the

government’s proposed carbon tax.

His plebiscite motion was not passed by parliament, so no

plebiscite will there be.

I couldn’t contain my laughter as Abbott beat his chest,

demanding that Australians have a say in this matter, but then he said that if there was a plebiscite vote FOR the

carbon tax, he could never agree with it, and he would at first opportunity remove the tax! Hahaha. Abbott could

have written skits for Monty Python!

But what I found even more interesting was the unanimous condemnation by conventional commentators against

the idea of any kind of plebiscite on any matter. A Federal election every three years is apparently a

sufficient democratic condition; and that elected government should then be left to govern.

Hmmmm, let’s ask the Greek people about so-called austerity measures, as they pay and pay for the actions and

decisions of their incompetent elected ‘representatives’. Or here in Queensland. Or anywhere on this planet really.

If I’m going to be held accountable for something, I want to be personally involved in the decision. What the

conventional commentators are insisting upon is responsibility with no choice, absolute permission (and it

should be said, indulgence) for any and all of a politician’s  decisions. If anything, I believe the need is clear

for the community to start to remove power from the politicians and the corrupt political process.

Final word: Queensland Public Sector Union secretary Alex Scott has quit the ALP, saying there is a growing

sense of disillusionment in the electorate with the political process, and that the community needs to be actually

involved in the political process directly in terms of  keeping all politicians accountable,  because “clearly all political

parties at the moment are offering more and more of the same,” he said.

(Guess what the politicians said in reply?? If you’re stupid and mean, I’m sure your guess would be very close!).

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Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on June 18, 2011

I do not move in such circles (I couldn’t find the closet door,

so I never got out of the closet),

but I am reliably informed that Prime Minister Gillard is a lesbian,

and her ‘partner’ Tim Mathieson is gay.

My point is not some homophobic rant, but the observation that we have as a

prime minister a person who denies the truth, who has cynically concocted,

manipulated, and perpetuated,  a lie for her own personal political ends.

My God, this is the reality of twenty-first century Australian politics.

What does Mathieson get out of it?? I’m not sure:  maybe prestige, maybe

money, maybe he lost a bet, whatever, but he is happily keeping his

end of the bargain.

(As Faust leaves the room).

Critics would say Gillard had to deceive, as Australia would not elect a lesbian prime minister.

So the end justifies the means??

No, I’d say.  Gillard has fundamentally and irrevocably undermined her own position because of the deception.

If Australia would not elect a capable, conscientious, honest woman (does this describe Gillard?? I don’t think so)

as prime minister just because she is a lesbian, then Australians are idiots

— but it does not justify the deception.


Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on June 15, 2011

Queensland Premier Bligh, and Treasurer Fraser, our very own Dumb and Dumber, presented the 2011

Queensland budget this week.

“This budget defines our government,” said the Premier.

Too true!

One interesting fact from the budget:

Given that we have had a decade of a resources boom, the Queensland government’s economic (mis-)management

means that THE INTEREST ONLY CHARGES on the state debt will soon be

$5.1 billion per year, or

$100 million per week, or

$595,000 per hour, every hour.

After these incompetent bastards have retired early on their laughably generous superannuation, or accepted

highly paid jobs arranged by their political mates, Queenslanders will continue to pay for their folly for years

and years to come.

Just not good enough.


Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on June 13, 2011

I wrote a Letter to the Editor of the local newspaper recently.

This is what I wrote:

The new railway timetable continues to anger residents on the Rosewood-Ipswich line.
Current Transport Minister,  Annastacia Palaszczuk, is believed to have said that public submissions were called for,
and received, on the then proposed new timetable.

Of course the submissions were completely ignored, but the government did pretend to listen, and we
should be grateful for that.

Former Transport Minister, Rachel Nolan, declined to comment, as she is haunted by the promise she made
that Brisbane metro train fares would never be greater than Sydney or Melbourne; but they soon were,  and continue to be the highest.

Critics say that, even though the Rosewood area has been identified by the government as a growth area, train
fares will continue to increase, and peak-hour services reduced, until nobody could be bothered to catch the train anymore.

In a bold move for a competent government, the Queensland government is believed to have approached the
Federal government, to have the Rosewood to Ipswich stations declared not a part of Queensland for rail travel purposes (as Christmas Island is not a part of Australia for immigration purposes). Those stations would become part of the  Australian Antarctic Territory.

The state government has said that if this were to happen, they are sure the penguins would appreciate the
expensive and second-class railway service, even if the local residents don’t.


Rosewood Rail Commuter

This is what they published:

Mmmm, I’m not going to bother anymore.