Monday, September 21, 2015

Icebergs Swimmer Turnbull's Brave New World

Look at the orators in our republics; as long as they are poor, both state and people can only praise their uprightness; but once they are fattened on the public funds, they conceive a hatred for justice, plan intrigues against the people and attack the democracy. Shark photobombs iceber swimmers off Bondi Beach


As far as photobombs go, this one's quite jaw-dropping.
When Spot Anderson downloaded an underwater photograph he had snapped of his swimming squad off Bondi Beach this month, he said he was stunned to see a large shark lurking in the left-hand corner of the frame. 

snail and frog links

 Mr Turnbull  revealed his ministerial appointments on Sunday, adding three women to Cabinet to take the total to five. That included making Marise Payne the nation's first female defence minister.
At the same time, a number of veteran frontbenchers synonymous with the Abbott government are gone, including Joe Hockey, Kevin Andrews and Eric Abetz, as well as the surprise omission of Bruce Billson.
Turnbull notes that the show must go on ...

These are days of special perplexity and depression, and the path of public duty is unusually rugged.
How to market Malcolm Turnbull by the expert spin doctors ...

Since leaving office, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has thrown a rager at Kirribilli House, partied shirtless, and suggested that Scott Morrison was economical with the truth. See story on  The Daily Telegraph which cornered him as he was coming out from a surf at Manly Beach.  Scott Morrison's claims last week on Ray Hadley's show that he'd warned Abbott about the possible spill the Friday before it happened
SMH: Australia's former prime minister Tony Abbott has accused the new Treasurer Scott Morrison of "badly" misleading the public with his claim that he had warned the prime minister's office that his leadership was under threat, in his first brief public comments since the leadership change.
Tony Abbott

This hunter's thompson passage is particularly poignant in light of that david cameron and the pig

Many such an official, upon winning a foothold in City Hall, thinks only of his own cohorts, and his own gain. So it is not surprising that public affairs grow stagnant. Truly, cannot fathom such minds! I can think of nothing so satisfying as doing public good in as many ways as an official can. Think, for an instant, as to just what a city is. As I said long ago, it is not an array of buildings, parks and fountains. No. A city is a living thing! It is, actually, human;for it is a group of humanity growing up in daily contact; and if officials adopt as a slogan, “all I can do,” and not “all I can grab,” only its suburban boundary can limit its growth.