According to the Daily Telegraph – Chaz jumped from his rescuers’ car and into the arms of Mr Barr, who struggled to hold back tears. Apparently Jen’s sister (the girl on the ground with her feet in the air) said:
He’s an amazing boy.
Jen – good to see you back on the page and good to see your sister’s ok too!
Hugs all around.
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Good to see you made it through another dangerous day, jen.
I think Obi could use Kevvy very effectively in bringing China on board with Climate Change. Europeans(gweilos) and their progeny have heaped serial humiliations upon the Chinese for centuries. When Nixon went cap in hand to Beijing to nail the Cathay franchise for Pepsi-cola etc., from coolie to Chairman, China was chuffed. Same thing when Kevvy laid Mandarin on the Chinese heavies at the Chaser-APEC Fiesta in Sydney last year. It’s the PUBLIC gesture that means so much to a people who have been hard done by colonially, having once been Masters of the Known Universe. (cf. G. Khan & Associates)
A recent change germane to The Big Picture and barely mentioned in the media was Rudd’s appointment this week of a new ASIO chief who is also fluent in Mandarin and, wouldn’t you just know it, an old chum of Ruddster from shared days as diplomats. Spys, embassy attaches and businesmen have always had mutual interests, most of them beneficial.
Howard appointed Paul O’Sullivan, a former shit-kicker on the international diplomatic satellite circuit, because he could be trusted to do what he was told without kerfuffle. Paul has always been very big on Empire’s imperatives.
After Rudd was elected, O’Sullivan saw the folly of persuing Mohammad Haneef and with Federal mug copper, Mick Kelty, still refusing to let it go, O’Sullivan, in a traditionally rare public appearance, said some months back that Haneef was no longer a person of interest to ASIO. Still, high commissioner to Kiwi land should keep Paul close to a decent pinot noir while he’s pondering the memoirs of John Kerr and Richard Butler.
So if Obi is really fair dinkum about facing up to Climate Change and its devastating consequences then he could do far worse than use Pixie as a go-to guy in dealing with Chinese authorities.
Gaffy, apart from booze and blogging, what else does a fellah do to avoid going troppo in big wets?
Kirri, I swear my MoU was written synchonously!
Here’s a corker of a insider gut-spill on The Royal Scam.
How Could 9,000 Business Reporters Blow It?
A former Wall Street Journal writer dissects why business reporters bought the bull—and missed the biggest story on their beat.
—By Dean Starkman
How funny…Steve Keen quotes, of all people, Karl Marx:
“Talk about centralisation! The credit system, which has its focus in the so-called national banks and the big money-lenders and usurers surrounding them, constitutes enormous centralisation, and gives this class of parasites the fabulous power, not only to periodically despoil industrial capitalists, but also to interfere in actual production in a most dangerous manner— and this gang knows nothing about production and has nothing to do with it.”
…and comments that Karl may have been wrong about a lot things, but he got this bit absolutely right! LOL
I’m half way through this long article by Steve Keen, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to understand why neoclassical economics utterly failed to describe the world we lived in:
…and why Big Ben cannot inflate his way out of trouble.
It’s a very profound rethink of the model which puts the government’s creating of the money supply in charge, to one that sees it’s really the tail, and the dog is the creation of credit by banks. The dog wags the tail, NOT the other way around.
So Milton Friedman and his acolytes completely misunderstood what was happening, and ultimately, we are now where we are largely because of it.
A fascinating, easy to read explanation of how the madly exponential creation of credit buggered the planet.
see the video on Politico
Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin running the GOP in 2012. Sounds like a turkey shoot to me.
more on Politico
read the whole kit a caboodle on The Huffington Post
Stephen Colbert Challenges Michael Steele To A Freestyle Rap Debate (VIDEO).
The Huffington Post has the video
Jen @ 897
I agree – in fact, I think it is doubtful that Jenny Macklin would have announced that they were going to reinstate Racial Discrimination Act (sometime in July) if it wasn’t for Obama.
While there are many worthy characteristics about Kevin Rudd, I think he is still stuck in the old paradigm of following opinion polls, whereas Barack Obama is a true leader, who explains his policies and is blessed with the rhetorical skills to make it understood by the majority.
find the whole article on the Huffington Post
more of this article in the EU Observer
more of this article in the EU Observer
read the rest of this filthy stuff on Fire Dog Lake
Probably because they are so deprived of that sort of stuff in their states. 😆
read the rest on Fire Dog Lake
more of this interesting article on CQ Politics
909 Grace Subvert the dominant paradigm. 😈
Oh and land rights for gay whales.
Too easy EC.
1/. Load rod and lures in ute.
2/. Load cast net in ute
3/. Load esky in ute
4/. place praws adn barra in esky and place in ute
5/. Light BBQ
6/. After peeling every prawn say fuck george Bush.
Shoul be a step between 3 and 4;
Empty contents of esky in to gut.
Fair enough, Gaffy. Living in the presently soggy domain of the Rainbow Serpent certainly has its upside.
similar pattern in fire prone ares- minus BBQ and fishing – but very inclusive of Fuck-George-Bushs’.
Jindal Admits Katrina Story Was False
Jindal’s Office Tries To Spin Katrina Story, Digs Itself In Deeper
For all !GBsters:
Superb 4-clipper from Cusack:
Great to see a film maker using this medium with flair.
How Prohibition works for entrepreneurs:
Conservative Movement jokes about and applauds possible nuclear attack on major American city.
Ecky, a good batch of toons there.
Loved the GOP think tank, and I guess it represents the real mood of the Seppos too.
If that had have been anyone saying stuff like that under his rule the Imbecile would have them locked up for sedition.
Barry needs to round up some of the GOPPERS under some of the imbeciles laws and imprison them.
Just to let them know how effin sick some of his actions were.
Limbaugh and Turdblossom should be both sharing a cell right now for terrorist activities.
This may have helped Sen Judd Gregg to reject Barrys offer of Commerce Sec.
It never ceases to amaze!
Michelle Malkin (the rabid Shit-Tsu) and Joe the Plumber (rhymes with dumber) at the one gig, the Boston Tea Bag Party?
God, and it wasn’t televised?
Oh well, read all about it here:
…not your average tea party, indeed, not.
Gaffy, when are going to realise what a lot of scumbag bottom feeding pigs most politicians are? LOL
“The last “enemy combatant” being detained in America is incarcerated at the U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, South Carolina—a tan, low-slung building situated amid acres of grassy swampland. The prisoner, known internally as EC#2, is an alleged Al Qaeda sleeper agent named Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri”
read the rest:
And just try to imagine, for one minute, what this guy has endured for all those years, and what the ‘evidence’ against him consists of.
Ok, one last chuckle before bedtime. A conservative’s gig in the US:
“The vision of a pre-pubescent ex-child actor spouting conservative talking points, and winning rapturous applause, was as good a sign as any of how much trouble the conservative movement is in, six weeks into the Obama administration. After all, Krohn won’t quite be old enough to vote against Obama in the 2012 election.”
…sad, yes, but very funny.
(Isn’t it a great fall from the Decider in Chief poncing around the flight deck with Mission Accomplished bunting? LOL)
I can assure you i am well aware of how corrupt they are and like spot the Aussie cab driver at Melbourne or Sydney airport the new game will be spot the honest pollie. LOL
Some of them are real intelligent as well especially my local federal member. This is his fifth term and apart from his maiden speech he has said about ten words in the house in that time.
That was last week and he was immediately sent to the sin bin for an hour by the speaker.
The HOT first lady.
This puts a whole new angle on political campaigning. Which the Republicans have no answer for.
the entire article and video on Politico
Obama Attends Wizards Game, Watches Them Defeat His Hometown Bulls (SLIDESHOW).
slideshow in the Huffington Post
Q: How do the Republicans run a campaign against a HOT first lady?
A: You can’t.
Michelle Obama Official Portrait Released (PHOTO).
view it in The Huffington Post
The Obama’s are in permanent campaign mode. Everything they do is in the press. By the time the next election’s come around they will have an extremely high brand name recognition.
Jim And Tammy Faye Bakker’s Old Shows Up For Sale.
Read it in The Huffington Post
Can I have another piece of chocolate cake Tammy Baker must be loosing her face. Crowded House
read the rest in The Huffington Post
read the whole story in the Associated Press
Sebelius was hot favourite for the Kentucky senate seat. It won’t be hard to find quality candidates to replace her.
read more on CQ Politics
may need to be registered.
read the entire article in the Washington Post
I just absolutely love reading shit like this. Just need to see more about Roo getting shafted as well.
Show me da money honey.
Some blokes get lucky.
New thread up …
Ninety Years of Economic Progress