Friday, 24 August 2018

Scott Morrison is the new PM of Australia

quote [ Mr Dutton, whose challenge set off the most destructive week of infighting in recent political history, has pledged loyalty to the man who beat him. ]

The captain came on over the intercom on my flight "If you think you know who is the PM of Australia right now, well you're probably wrong"

Essentially we got the lesser of two evils. ScoMo had a big part in our own ongoing national shame of locking up children of suspected illegal immigrants. A twelve year old refugee girl tried to self immolate in a detention centre the other day. Lot of self harm, hunger strikes, conditions that could be described as torture and the erosion of journalist's protections going on.

The good news is the massive schadenfruede as Dutton fucks himself over, and the fact that these tools have all but lost the election next year now.
[SFW] [politics] [+4 WTF]
[by eggboy@4:06amGMT]


captainstubing said @ 10:33am GMT on 24th Aug [Score:3 Funny]
Look, at least it wasn't Benito who got the job. Let's be thankful for small mercies and all that.

And it did give us this very good video that I think expresses the views of millions of Australian's as they gaze upon the conga line of suck holes in Canberra.

Sco Mo, eh? Well, hopefully this is rock bottom.

Do your fucking job!

Fuck me, you wouldn't be dead for quids, would you?
Headlessfriar said @ 1:16pm GMT on 24th Aug
My wife's reaction: "Wow, they only get 5 times the salary of a teacher? In the US we overpay by way more than 5x a teacher's pay"
captainstubing said @ 10:51pm GMT on 24th Aug [Score:1 Underrated]
Maybe you just underpay teachers by more?
Yanks said @ 6:42pm GMT on 24th Aug
hopefully this is rock bottom.

Yeah, we've pretty much quit saying that.
foobar said @ 5:07am GMT on 24th Aug
I was pretty sure the PM of Australia was a derpy looking old white dude, so technically I was not wrong.
captainstubing said @ 10:43am GMT on 24th Aug
He's only 50 - he just looks older. That's what spending your prime years as a young fogey who is engaged in conservative politics brings you.

Conservative politics makes people ugly on the outside, too.
foobar said @ 4:39pm GMT on 24th Aug
50 is pretty old, especially for a politician. He's not going to be around for most of the consequences of his actions.
captainstubing said @ 10:59pm GMT on 24th Aug
Life expectancy at 65 for males here is currently around 19 years - so 50 isn't that old in the scheme of things. It's pretty firmly middle-aged. Sadly, Sco Mo can expect another 34 ish years.

"He's not going to be around for most of the consequences of his actions."

How can you measure that? He might load his decision making to do things that have immediate consequences. Look, I want Sco Mo dead as much as the next bloke - and that's a fair bit - but your comment is obviously wrong at the start and kind of silly at the end.
foobar said @ 7:02am GMT on 25th Aug
Middle aged is stretching it quite a lot. He's in his twilight years.

A quick googling for the life expectancy of a highly stressed 50 year old with moderate to poor health choices suggests he's got another decade, probably. If he's lucky, he'll live one more. Beyond that is unlikely.

He's got at least one foot firmly in the grave and shouldn't be making decisions further ahead than his next breakfast.
von_sanchez said @ 7:47am GMT on 24th Aug
I thought I should explain some facts about Australian politics for those not from here.

We save taxpayer money on heating in winter time by sealing the doors to parliament house and letting the politicians get warm and/or high off the smell of their own farts.

The only side effect we've found is it makes them constantly take out their own leader. We're not sure if it's even a problem at this point as the leader is frequently so out of their minds on fart-gas they weren't really representing anyone anyway.
Jack Blue said @ 9:08am GMT on 24th Aug
You've considered installing a rotting tank to extract biogas from the faulty leaders?

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