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Prime Minister Abbott and Foreign Aid

Australia has a new Prime Minister, although it could be said Australia has not had a real Prime Minister for the last six years.  Liberal Party Leader Tony Abbott is the new man and although a bit too religious for the taste of some, he seems a fundamentally decent bloke. Having someone wtith at least some principles which will make a nice change from the sad run of self servers Australia has had to endure during the tenure of the Australian Labor Party.

English: Tony Abbott in 2010.

English: Tony Abbott in 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Labor Party got throughly trounced and it is hard to believe that so many still dont get why? Labour ran a shambolic campaign based on thought bubbles and fraulent charges of false costings.

Firstly, let’s dispence with costings nonsense, all parties will resist releasing any costings until the last minute. Why take the chance on providing free ammunition? Sorry when did the Labour party release their costings in 2007 was it one or two days before?

Laughably, the more Labor’s rusted on, inner twits raved about costings, the more it reminded joe average about labour’s litany of billion dollar budget and surplus misses. The Libs could not have planned it better. Seriously was there anyone in Australia who believed Gillard and Swan on the returns to surplus? Penny Wong was probably one of the best operators for the future of the ALP but after standing time after time behind the money clowns is now throughly compromised.

Bleating about Abbott cutting foreign aid? Seriously? Let’s look close to home for a start. Billions of dollars to Indonesia and meanwhile Indonesia uses that aid to help the poorest? Well actually no they don’t.  Indonesia has just received the another few Russian Jet fighters, 100 Leopard Tanks and now just signed off on a whole new batch of Apache Helicopters. Now call me naive, but Leopard Tanks and Apache choppers do not normally make the best delivery platform for aid delivery. Is there anyone in the real world who does not think foreign aid does not need a massive review?  Shall we talk about the billion of foreign aid misused (ok fraudlently misused) dumping free wads of cash in order to secure UN votes and promptly dumped once we had what we needed? Gee must be me because savings here seem a no brainer, add integrity and have billions.

Leopard Tanks

Leopard Tanks

The ALP campaign was a disaster, from the clown who said he wanted to move away from negative, it turned out that’s all EX PM Rudd had besides ill thought out nonsense like  “let’s move the Navy (how’s the costings on that?) NBN (How’s the costings on that?), Special Tax Zones..(costings amongst laughter). Of course, the attempts to attack the man brutally backfired. You may not like Abbott as traditional or overly religious or conservative but in a judgement of personal attributtes a pompous little public servant bully was exposed to the public by both his own party history. Again ask Joe Average who he would want living next door to him, Kevin (I dont care if your house is on fire just dont let it near me) Rudd or Abbott. Climate Change????  Oooh the warmest winter. Come on guys, the public is sick of this hyperbole and those kind of time frame references just make you look silly.

Critically, you would be hard pressed to find anyone that does not care about the enviroment but the average Australian is no longer going to tolerate ripping billions of dollars out of the ecomony (and their pockets) to feed an ever growing bunch of hangers-on to make exactly zero difference to the environment. Tell me again how many hangers on attended the Climate Change Conference in Cophenhagen? Tell me again what degree of difference in temperature Australia will achieve if Australia ceased All carbon emissions tomorrow? Now if you want to demonstrate that the millions/billions collected are going to actually rehabilate the Murray and Darling Basin then I might start listening again.  However you have no hope of me listening to the greens and their anti Israel nonsense.

TIME TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH GUYS

Australian Election

Well finally the Australian people get to choose a new  government.  The race is between the incumbent Australian Labor Party headed up by the newly reinstalled Kevin Rudd and The Australian Liberal Party headed up by the self-confessed conservative Tony Abbott.

The Stump is predicting a landslide against the incumbent Rudd and what has to be the most dysfunctional and incompetent government since federation.

As a personal disclaimer it is only fair to mention that the Stump considers KRUDD and his predecessor, the simply awful Julia Gillard as possibly the most unprincipled politicians in Federal Politics in the last thirty years.

Prime Minister Tin Tin

 

 

Australian Republic

Well another royal baby has been born and jolly good luck to them.  Whilst the Queen (via the Governor General) remains Australia’s Head of State it is unlikely Boy George (imaginative lot when it comes to names) will ever occupy the same position in Australia.

Boy George em sua apresentação como DJ na boat...

Future Boy George? 7. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whilst Australia voted against a Republic some years ago, this was more due to a flawed model (Politicians wanted to the right to elect the President not the people), a lingering affection for a rather lovely old granny and the general apathy of the people than a burning desire to rule by some foreign King.  Frankly, the Monarchy in Australia is just a quaint old tradition that has long since worn out its usefulness but like an old sheepdog, no one really cares if it hangs around until it passes quietly in the night.

We wish boy George all the best not sure if it is an ideal life for a child as a taxpayer and hideously expensive tourist attraction somewhat like the Singapore Zoo without the educational benefits. Now if we could just get that flag changed.

 

Indonesia Exposes Kevin Rudd as a Dudd (again)

Indonesian people smuggler Sayed Abbas avoids extradition to Australia –  After shrilling from the rooftops about another Foreign Relations coup and securing the promise of the President of Indonesia that Indonesia would indeed assist his insatiable quest for a head line, Caretaker Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Australia were made to look like fools as an Indonesian Court released a known people smuggler and refused Australia’s request for extradition.

 

As stated in a previous post, only a naive or egotistical fool would believe Indonesia has any interest in stopping the flow of asylum seekers to Australia.  The reality is the people trade is a very lucrative if morally corrupt source of income to wide range of government officials and others. There was no way the Rudd & SBY talks were going to be anything other than a very very expensive australian taxpayer funded talkfest.

 

Speaking of fools, it is disheartening and a comment on the general intellect of a section of the Australian voters to see the way Rudd is feted at some public outings. A petulant little bully with unending litany of policy failures, Home Insulation, Carbon Tax, Miners Tax, Asylum Seekers, Super Plundering the list is sadly endless and yet this bizarre little man is actually mobbed by some.  Go figure.

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Prime Minister Rudd and President SBY discuss lame ducks

Australian Prime Minister Rudd met with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono today in Jakarta in a taxpayer funded fiasco that could be described as a meeting of the lame ducks.

 

Rudd as most know is a recycled Prime Minister and the last ditch effort by the Australian Labor Party to avoid annihilation at  this years Australian Election after three years of the most dysfunctional government in Australia’s post war history.  President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is an ex-general whose somewhat “interesting” military history was overlooked as he was elected as the people’s champion.  Unfortunately the best that could be said about his presidency is a massive opportunity for much needed reform has gone missing.

English: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, president o...

English: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, president of Indonesia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Obviously two key issues on the agenda was the resumption of beef imports and asylum seekers to Australia.  Both issues of major concern to the Australian Electorate and both issues due to the sheer incompetence of the Rudd Labor Government.  In a jaw dropping display of foreign affairs ignorance (wilful or otherwise) Rudd described a proposal by President SBY to hold a forum on the Asylum Seeker issue “a bold initiative”.  A three day Bali tourist could have told Rudd that the SBY government is more commonly known as NATO (No Action Talk Only).

 

Religious Intolerance, Military and Police Abuses of Power, Increased Corruption and Thuggery are daily occurrences as the SBY Government holds daily impotent “talks”.  The cringing beggary by Rudd for the resumption of the live cattle trade is equally hard to stomach.  Make no mistake, the torture and abuse of these animals was a blight on both Australia and Indonesia, however the inept handling of the issue by the Labor government was unforgivable.  To pretend now that Indonesia has cleaned up it’s act is a sick joke.  In yet another twilight zone moment, Rudd went on to say  “Indonesia has some of the best feedlots and abattoir practices in the world” A statement that is simply and provable abject nonsense.  K.Rudd must know this or he is fool, a liar or both?

 

Anyone with any doubt about Indonesia’s commitment to ethical treatment of animals only has to visit the houses of filth and death more commonly called the Jakarta and Surabaya Zoos.  Or for a real stomach turning experience wait and watch the orgy of blood and pain as every street has a fool with a blunt knife pretending to be a butcher for a yearly religious festival. The streets literally run with blood and the pitiful cries of badly slaughtered animals fills the air.

 

Never the less, rest assured the one thing Indonesian politicians are good at, is smelling easy money. Indonesia knows full well Rudd needs a nice headline from this trip.  The only question is how many millions Rudd is willing to throw at Indonesia to achieve it.

Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Speaking of morons who have no idea about Indonesia. Who was the complete twit writing the article in The Australian Business pages praising an Indonesian Wealth Management Company recommending a long view on Bumi Shares.

 

 

Australia risks War with Indonesia over Asylum Seekers

Recycled Prime Minister Rudd didn’t take long to make a fool of himself by declaring the opposition party would risk a conflict with Indonesia should they get into power (which by the polls they will by landslide).

In a simply bizarre speech to the nation, PM Rudd declared that Opposition Leader Abbott’s proposal to turn back Asylum Seeker Boats could lead to conflict with Indonesia. He then inferred this could lead to Armed Conflict similar to the conflict involving Indonesian and Australian troops in Malaysia in the sixties.

Of course, the lunacy of such claims is one thing but more repugnant is the drawing of international relationships into the grubby world of domestic politics.    To make things worse, Rudd is planning to keep the Gillard agenda of an Indonesian visit just weeks prior to the election.

English: Kevin Rudd, Australian politician

English: Kevin Rudd, Australian politician (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Indonesian politicians must be rubbing their hands together with undisguised glee/greed knowing full well Rudd and Labor are desperate for a feel good headline on the Asylum Seeker issue which has degenerated into a billion dollar farce thanks to Rudd’s earlier incompetence.

The whole world knows the boat people issue is bleeding the government dry in popular opinion Rudd desperately needs something to turn the polls around during his honeymoon period before the electorate at large recalls what a socially inept and dysfunctional person he is. Indonesian politicians never shy making a dollar, will milk millions if not billions of dollars from Australia as Rudd spends whatever it takes at the expense of the Australian Taxpayer to achieve an temporary bounce in the polls.

 

 

Rudd defeats Gillard and no one cares.

Kevin Rudd finally mustered up enough courage to take on Gillard for the leadership for the now terminally crippled Australian Labor Party. Rudd won, not on any great moral principle or leadership but on the votes of unprincipled rats who calculated they might save their seats by dumping the self serving Gillard for the self absorbed Rudd.

Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard (Photo credit: Matthew Kenwrick)

Of course, Rudd is the same shallow moron who declared the GFC was an obvious sign that Capitalism was finished in Western Society,  that Global Warming was the “Greatest Moral Challenge of our generation (until he realised it would cost him a vote) and the classic “There is no circumstance in which I would challenge for the leadership of the Labor Party”.

One thing is certain, the Australian People are about to see the greatest election wipeout in modern history.  This is sad as the key to a vibrant and pro active democracy is a strong opposition party and that is not going to happen for a decade after Gillard has trashed the party in her quest for more power without principle.

On the plus side, Gillard’s defeat will prevent her from going on her planned trip to Indonesia where she was prepared to bare all, do all for the sake of a five minute “feel good” headline.  Indonesia must feel miffed at being dudded at the last minute for the chance to take this ignorant fool to the cleaners.

Now Australia has to live with Tin Tin back in charge and bullying little girls.

English: Kevin Rudd (right) and Julia Gillard ...

English: Kevin Rudd (right) and Julia Gillard (left) at their first press conference as leader and deputy leader of the Australian Labor Party on 4 December 2006. 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)