It’s worrying to watch Tony Abbott squirm out of questions about global warming and think that this man could be our PM if enough idiots vote for him. He’s said in the past that it is crap and he still thinks that. Anyhow, I thought a bit of xkcd retouching might be in order for this coming election.
I really wish Abbott hadn’t back stabbed Malcolm Turnbull out of the Liberal hot spot. He’s at least got half a brain more than Abbott and was prepared to take a stand for the environment (before the liberal party
bribepolitical donation companies got their claws into him). If elected he’ll be our version of George Bush: ignorant, smarmy, religious as anything and completely unsuitable for the top job. He couldn’t keep his religion out of the Health ministerial workings imagine how things will regress with him in the PM seat.
If not elected he’ll have had his shot and thankfully we’ll see him booted back into the shadows (where he can do less harm).
Although I’d prefer the Greens to get a bit more of a say (to make up for Labor’s back-down on taxing carbon and capitulation to mining interests) or perhaps a wild-card like the secular party to reel back in the massive bribery/infection of church into state. But for no other reasons than the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the GFC recession free status of Australia (unique in the developed nations) Labor should get another round. It seems the dummies are hung up on Rudd’s disposal and yes, it was rough, but let’s look at policy instead. The situation is as it is: both leaders trampled the guy before them. Deal with it.. Who stabbed who in the back is kinda expected since the “Et tu, Brute?” story has political origins.
Both have similar thoughts on immigration, both are handing out political middle class welfare to sway the selfish narrow minded types who think that baby bonuses are a good idea and that interest rates are the biggest challenge to the universe as we know it. The Liberals want to kill off the NBN and conjure up (perhaps via prayer or tin cans with string) some sort of coddled together network funded by the same people that gave us our current substandard, capped, throttled networks. Supposedly there’s going to be “wireless” (I assume they mean 3G network, which is not going to deliver us any ability to stream or telepresence/telecommute anything) that will save the day.
Anyhow, if Abbott gets in all this talk about stopping the boats won’t be important. If Abbott wins the NZ PM had better get a boat phone system in place because hoards of Aussies will be paddling their way to New Zealand strapped to anything that can float!