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Friday, October 16, 2015

Long story

An Afghan, an Albanian, an American, an Angolan, an Argentinian, an Armenian, an Australian, an Austrian, a Bahraini, a Bangladeshi, a Barbadian, a Belgian, a Bhutanese, a Bolivian, a Bosnian, a Brazilian, a Britisher, a Bulgarian, a Burmese, a Cambodian, a Chilean, a Chinese, a Columbian, a Congolese, a Croatian, a Cuban, a Dominican, an Egyptian, an Eritreian, an Estonian, an Ethiopian, a Fijian, a Finn, a Frenchman, a Georgian, a German, a Ghanaian, a Greek, a Guatemalan, a Hungarian, an Indian, an Iraqi, an Irishman, an Israeli, an Italian, a Jamaican, a Japanese, a Jordanian, a Kenyan, a Korean, a Lao, a Latvian, a Lebanese, a Liberian, a Libyan, a Lithuanian, a Macedonian, a Malaysian, a Maltese, a Mauritanian, a Mexican, a Mongolian, a Moroccan, a Nepalese, a Nicaraguan, a Nigerian, a Norwegian, a Pakistani, a Romanian, a Russian, a Samoan, a Saudi, a Sudanese, a Swede, a Swiss, a Syrian, a Taiwanese, a Tongan, and a Turk walk into a bar.

The bartender says “I’m sorry, I can’t serve you without a Thai.”


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Age why do I even bother

Bill Shorten’s trouble with the Royal Commission is an example of a general problem for Labor.   Labor people tend to work for not-for-profits working for the general good, so people think they’re aspiring to be saints and leap upon any shortcomings as signs that they have feet of clay.  Liberals proudly work for capitalist pigs and are assumed to be sinners, and so any actions they take that aren’t specifically directed towards grinding the faces of the widow and the orphan are taken as signs of transcendent virtue. One man can steal a horse where another can’t look over a fence.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Age bin as ever

Does Amanda Vanstone even listen to herself any more? She complains that one council is discouraging  cafe tables because they block the pavement, and when another council is encouraging  cafe tables by extending the pavement she complains about that too. The one constant is that she invariably supports existing businesses exploiting their advantages against the public interest.  I suppose it's good Liberal party doctrine, but I can't see why we non-members should want to read it.

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