Tuesday, January 23, 2007

don't give me that Turnbullshit...


It takes a lot to outrage me !!!
You can annoy me by simply putting the kitchen knives back in their block with the cutting edge face-down…but it takes a special kind of cunt to outrage me. Malcolm Turnbull may just be that special kind of cunt ??
Now, I have a great deal of respect for Turnbull. He is after all an old Sydney Grammar boy; Shit…he even topped the year on several occasions (whereas I only managed the feat once). He’s a Rhodes Scholar, a brilliant legal advocate, a journalist, a published author and a successful businessman. In short, he’s a very, very clever man.
And now he’s a rising star in Federal politics, which apparently gives him licence to treat me like a fool.
Recently, Turnbull was promoted to the cabinet position of Minister for the newly created portfolio of Environment and Water Resources. Essentially, I suspect to put him in direct opposition to Peter Garrett, the Shadow Minister for Renewable Power and Passion. Good move too; pitting the brilliant Turnbull against the highly credible Garrett should be a wonderful political contest in the run-up to the next election.
Which is why I’m so bitterly disappointed at being ‘handled’ by Turnbull in his maiden press conference yesterday !!!
Standing coatless (presumably to give the impression he was about to roll up his sleeves and get to work immediately) in front of a watery Centennial Park backdrop (presumably to give the further impression that such bountiful liquidity was the inevitable result of this hard work, Turnbull had the following to say:

"There's a lot of work to be done on water."

Now, given Turnbull’s mighty opinion of himself, I wouldn’t be surprised if he meant walking on it then perhaps turning it into wine…but maybe there was more to his grand scheme ??

"The focus in rural areas has to be changing irrigation use, using it more efficiently and restructuring water plans.”

That seems reasonable, considering present usage and water structuring combined with a generational drought has left our dams critically short of wet stuff to drink. Keep going, Mal…

“In urban Australia efficiency is also important but we have to do more to address supply.”

OK…now I understand. It was a supply issue; why couldn’t anyone else see that ?? All we had to do was get some more water.

“That's been made difficult by a lack of investment by the state governments."

Yeah…that figures; it was bound to be the fault of those state Labor fuckers. Still, if anyone can undo the damage they’ve done…it’s you, Mal. What’s your plan…you know…going forward…in a pro-active sense…in terms of providing a world-class solution to this ongoing problem ??

"We should do everything we can but in a manner that's cost-effective."

I couldn’t agree more. Water IS very useful at times but not at the expense of a steady 10% annual increase in market-cap and shareholder dividends.

You utter, utter cunt…

11 comments:

WJ said...

welcome back fingers, you have been missed, or something like that.

The concept of Turnbull v Garrett is enticing, at least until you realise that:

while Garrett has a lot of cred on environmental issues, Labor doesn't, and it plonked him in there to get it some instant runs on the board; and

Turnbull is a complete cunt who would sell his mother for a decent return, and the Libs have belatedly realised that people might actually care if the whole place goes up the clacker, and the best they can manage is to trot out the smuggest fucker in the country to mutter vague platitudes.

Thank god we have this environmental thing sorted out now...

fingers said...

Well the prospect of watching Turnbull deflect Garrett's environmental concerns with arguments about balanced economic objectives promises to be good viewing.
Of course your average Australian moron will have had his attention re-focussed on something entirely more important...such as a subsidy for having the flag tattooed on your ass...

W said...

Welcome back fingers, you were missed.

The spectacle of Garrett v Turnbull will be prime viewing, it only so I can yell obscenities at Turnbull in the privacy of my own home. I especially like him pictured in front of Busby's Bore - which of course we could all use to solve the water crisis in Sydney.

Utter, utter fuckwit.

mushroom said...

I'd prefer to see them duke it out over three, three minute rounds....winner takes portfolio.

Ms Smack said...

welcome back and thanks for the turnbull update. I am not politically savvy and rely on opinions from my mates :)

fingers said...

Re: recycled sewage (an old favourite of mine)...

Greens water spokeswoman Rachel Siewart today said Mr Beattie had been forced into the decision (of making Queenslanders drink wee-wee).

"The Queensland Premier was backed into a corner by the failure of his Government to plan for the long-term sustainability and security of their water resources in the face of a drying climate," Senator Siewart said.

"There is currently so little quality public information about water quality and water science that a plebiscite on recycling would only show how little many Australians understand about the quality of our town water supplies.

True...
Sadly, your average Australian cannot follow an argument about the treatment of water and its various contaminants...but the same stupid cunt can explain The Duckworth-Lewis system for finding the result of a rain-shortened cricket match.
Well, fuck you Australia.
Mugs away...

Jin said...

So fuckin good to see you blogging again! You've been sorely missed. I'll stop gushing now..............

mutleythedog said...

We have lots of water - you can have some of mine - just give me an address and we can rig up a big pipe thing...

Mex said...

WHEN THE FUCK DID THIS HAPPEN???

how could i have missed it!

the shock! the horror!

fingers said...

Jin: feel free to gush like a sewer-pipe...delivering sparkling, recycled wee-wee to my half-full glass.

Mutley: I haven't seen you round these parts before. Hardly surprising you've got heaps of water over there, since it rains every day and your lot don't shower much.

Mex: You sap my will to go on...

mutleythedog said...

Whats a "shower"? Its raining here agin - should I mail you some?