Thursday, September 27, 2007

Football Finals

Now, I can't get more laberal than this.

Good luck, hope your team wins.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Drought relief, almost as good as rain.

Does anyone remember when Bob Hawke was elected, and it rained after a long drought. Couldn't happen again, could it.

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Election.

What are we all waiting for. OK, I know we are waiting for one John Howard to consider the tea leaves, wind direction, chicken dropping etc before making a decision.

Why wait, everyone knows whats going to happen at the next election, just do it.

Well, maybe, just maybe, he feels like the condemned man who has been asked to set his own execution date.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Tax Rates, Ummmmm

I love it when Kevin is asked a question he doesn't know the answer too, the awful pause, the look for a compromise answer, the realisation that the compromise has been seen through. Good television.

See I am laberal.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

OECD on Education

There is something wrong when we can spend billions on political advertising, when education, health etc all need additional funding. I also know both parties are essentially the same in this regard, both truly laberal.

Friday, September 14, 2007

End of the Week

Last cartoon for the week. Site is still messy, I'll see what I can do.

The soap opera is getting better. Look forward to the weeks ahead. I admit I haven't been terribly laberal, but I will endeavour to add a bit more balance, albeit, that I should follow the patterns set by the issues making headlines.

Ps. Did modify the cartoon, slightly, think it reads better now.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Howard Commits to Retire

Before he gets too excited Costello should look very carefully at the words Howard has used. Sounds, to me, like he has used his usual careful suburban solicitor speak to say he will be staying as long as humanly possible.

If he only goes half term, would Howard see that as being half full, or half empty?

This, in all probability, is an academic discussion anyway.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Leadership Tension

Sorry this post, and cartoon, is a little late. Tried to post last night, didn't work. Most likely my fault.

If they think getting the leadership off Howard is difficult, wait until they try to get him out of Kirribilli House.

Everyone loves leadership tension. I would have liked to see Peter Costello get the leadership. It would be a bit like seeing Collingwood finally move in front in the last quarter of the Grand Final, only to see a free kick given against them in front of goal, just before the siren.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Beattie retires, with a message for the electorate.

This is great fun to watch, a beautifully stage managed campaign. How do you counter the experience argument, get a Premier to resign (at least manage the timing of the resignation) to emphasise the benefits of change.

I wonder if Alex will open his mouth again?. The impression that Rudd is a show off swat may have stuck, if Alex hadn't sounded like a spoilt brat by saying that Rudd was a show off for speaking Mandarin. Even so, it's not something that will have a big impact, just fun to watch.

Friday, September 7, 2007

We sell Uranium to Russians.

The whole uranium debate is full on contradictions and hypocrisies. However, before I comment I should admit a few of my own.

First, I can't claim to be truly green, particularly as just churning this out is burning heaps of energy. We do use green energy at home, so supposedly our electricity is carbon neutral. However, I do have a fair bit of leakage after that.

Second, well I can't think of one now, but I did say that there is more than one contradiction and hypocrisy in my life.

However, they appear, to me, to pale compared to the uranium issue. Let me summarise.

1)Why is it satisfactory to sell uranium to Russia, with stringent controls, when they just sell their own uranium to anyone else they want.
2)Uranium is not green, despite the comments of the Prime Minister and President, while the waste has a self life of several million years, approximately.
3)Why is it acceptable for the West to have nuclear power, but we don't trust certain countries to have such power sources. If it is safe, and green, then let them use it as well. I know the response to this. However, if that reponse is a valid argument for not trusting some countries with this power source, then common sense should lead us to the argument that this energy source is inappropriate in today's world.

That's enough for now, bit of a rant.

Still sorry about the site, is messy, but so is my house.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Bush meets with Howard

The men of steel meet. It was tempting to make a comment re men of steel, the need for oil and, despite their efforts, both looking exceedingly rusty. However, I just can't link it all together. You get the idea though.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Brown Supports Howard over Gunns

This is interesting, will Howard be able to do Labor in Tassie again. Less likely, but we will see.

The big issue for the week is APEC, trying to work out an appropriate cartoon.

What does APEC stand for? How about "Automated Politician Enlargement Contrivance".

At one stage APEC was viewed as opportunity for Howard to show the statesman to the electorate. However, now it is probably better, electorally, that he isn't photographed with George Bush.