Tuesday, December 20, 2011

EU magic pudding - the musical

Introducing Merkozy's hairdresser, narrator Dave Cameron and his chorus of imbeciles, with everyone's fave Gordon Brown as an inexhaustible EU puddin'. Bunyip Merkel and Barnacle Sarkozy need to keep a good hold on him if they want a free lunch.

And Goldman Sachs has been brought in to disguise an indigestible plot, and steal the sauce.

and Llloyd the slippery penguin ...

They tour the world, singing songs, and dispossessing the people

Next Up: Big Dave's Wonderful Gherkin

Monday, December 19, 2011

our nuclear pope

The Catholic discourse of Martin Ferguson
Nuclear energy is green. Translation: Nuclear energy is our best hope to keep power generation in the hands of a corporate elite

Friday, December 2, 2011

cultural operations system - wack ops command

 A funny thing happened on the way from the Pentagon to Foggy Bottom - torture became not only legal but mandatory. Without torture there is no truth

what, me worry? 

 Get ready for the alien probe! Biometric examination and classification
There's a wealth of information in your fingertips. Of course your fingers will be destroyed(for the benefit of science and the triumph of democratic values)

Friday, November 4, 2011

this is the 0.001%

This is a face of the subversion of democracy, Aussie style, who is on track to overtake Mexico's phone cartel zillionaire Carlos Slim as world's richest plutocrat. Gina Rinehart was one of the poor little billionaires protesting the mining tax who overthrew an Australian PM behind closed doors, taking up major shareholdings in Channel 10 and Fairfax at the time.

She is a leading funder of climate denial.

She hopes to personally produce 100 billions tonnes of CO2, as a gift to the biosphere

Monday, October 31, 2011

a message to the proles

Alan Joyce

A message to the Ptoles

Destroying the Union is more important than  the airline.

Monday, July 11, 2011

flying a balloon

Can we slay the tyrant, here?

The News of the World hacking scandal that I wrote about in April has become a worldwide phenomenon. The whole world knows how murder victims phones were hacked. More revelations will follow, with other tabloids, including News' other tabloid, the Sun, likely to be dragged in. 

News International repeatedly lied to the English parliament about phone hacking from 2006 to the present. It put the DPP on its payroll, after he had favourably limited the scoper of prosecutions in 2006. With News International's lies so brutally exposed, parliament faced a public challenge to its preeminent authority that could not be refused without conceding utter impotence.

In Britain the Rubicon has been crossed, and MPs, even Tories, are liberating themselves from their Murdoch demons. News Limited is perceived as a criminal enterprise and it is hard to imagine the BSkyB deal going through, where a week ago it was a done deal. The possibility of James Murdoch (and maybe even Rupert) facing criminal prosecution is being canvassed. News may even be forced to divest itself of its media holdings there.

But what of Australia? Fairfax has only perfunctory coverage of the affair on their sites and the Abbott/mad 'Lord' Monckton/News Ltd carbon hysteria carries on without a beat in Murdochland. What gives with feeding the public disinformation on climate change anyway, given its gravity. Should our leaders really pander to this tycoon who is misleading the public?

Editors and journalists working for News move from rag to rag around the empire, including to Australian titles, most of which are tabloids(of course the Australian is an altogether different kind of comic-book). Issues like collusion with police, phone-hacking and the activities of private investigators have to a concern. The other big issue is the too-close relations between some politicians and News, the perception(!) of secret deals, and the manipulation of the public through propaganda. Promoting fear and barracking for the police state.

Bob Brown has now called for an inquiry into the Murdoch press, given its near monopoly status, but without Labor party support it won't happen. Abbott has all too clearly thrown in his lot with the evil empire.

Now that the Carbon Tax is announced, I hope Gillard and the Labor leadership recognise the opportunity. Will they have the courage to slay the tyrant where it was born? The moment to do so has presented itself.

UK PM 'Dave' Cameron has seriously damaged himself by his serious misjudgement in hiring Andy Coulson, and getting too close to the Murdochs, not seeing this coming despite warnings. The whole affair exploded in his face. He is exposed as either stupidly naive or contemptuous of the public. Leaders of Australian political parties should ponder this fate.

Rupert of Phone

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

medusa of telephones

Rupert Murdoch appears from a smokestack to gaze approvingly on his medusa, Rebecca Brooks

Sunday, July 3, 2011

democracy: the simulation

Greece, founder of democracy, land of the golden mean. Parliament has not much of the former, none of the latter. The building owes more to Louis XIV than the Parthenon, a palace of executive fiat for a provincial satrap built with the methods and materials of brutalism. The PM is the simulacrum of a Greek PM, he's got the right name, the very image of a modern social democrat, but he's a creature of Harvard and Wall St, and probably thinks he's doing the right thing: "painful but necessary decisions". What he believes to be thought is propaganda: couldn't imagine his way out of a paper bag. But if he had clear directions ...

This parliament's Greek, so the shyster architect put columns on the facade, but the ratios that give ancient Greek architecture its beauty and harmony are nowhere to be seen. A crude and unconvincing fake. This is appropriate enough for a 'democratic' apparatus that uses its citizens to satisfy a corrupt global financial system, and mirrors the ugly but stupid thinking of unelected hedge fund plutocrats, who can't create a thing of beauty, even for themselves.

Don't laugh however at Greece's expense. Greece is just the first to fall. US Warmongers on credit(3 trillion in the hole, and still digging)are plotting to steal the savings of all their allies, and their own people's. It's not theft however, it's a higher calling. Why waste money on farm animals? The war machine is too big to fail.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Thumbs down, or, DIY death squad

Democracy, Murdoch style. Thumbs down for the vanquished

The crowd wait for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, primed for hate. A banker who rapes maids. But the maid seems to have been paid $US 100,000 to make her complaint, by a deniable(for the real hand behind these charges) drug-dealer.

[LIPsky pic here]

Waiting in the wings, John Lipsky, the American deputy of the IMF stood ready to do the work of the hedge funds, and return to the IMF's (discredited) usual line on structural adjustment, which Strauss-Kahn had begun to distance the institution from. Endebted states must take more loans(at usurious rates), and pauperize their citizens for the benefit of hedge funds who speculate in bonds and bank debt, and, not coincidentally, massaged the European sovereign debt problem to precipitate an uncontrolled crisis. Speculators make money from volatility and fear.

In collusion with them, the ratings agencies(also discredited) demand that taxpayers(ie not the rich, who don't do tax), crystallise the 'profits' of these anti-democratic stooges. Actually, these funds made a dumb investment, and should lose their shirts(and trousers too, if that's what it takes), rather than cry poor and steal money from the people.

These same 'volk' have invested bigtime in the prison-industrial complex. That's their bed. They sponsor media that rails against 'softness on crime'. Let them(and those corrupt political and institutional leaders who facilitated the scam) be remanded in custody, tried, and if guilty, locked in it. Theft is a crime, or? They're not too big to gaol.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Personal attention from your guru

The WARPIG master flew straight to Washington to make sure the pupil was taking his lessons.

WARPIG speaking tour

The ultimate double bill for war promotion.

PM of a theocratic state head to head with the head of the theocratic resistance. Army of god v army of god. Rock and roll wrestling with RPGs and nuclear weapons.

The warpigs promote fear to transfer public resources to the security thugs and wartech corporations, feeding every nations external paranoia(and internal repression). The tanks Syria's regime uses against its civilians come from a vast cold war arsenal. Nasrallah, the Hezbollah resistance leader has surprised many by backing Bashar Assad's Baathist/Alawite regime against its people

Defense against Israel allows Syria to torture its children to death in the name of the status quo of death - they are infiltrators by definition if they spray graffiti or otherwise defy the defenders of Syria. Israeli snipers shoot Palestinian schoolkids in a semi-random game.

Can either Nasrallah or Netanyahu imagine life without the armies, the restrictions, the cult of 'security'

Farewell to Senator Barnett. the censor-aspirant

stamen of a union jack flower?

Doing his bit for propaganda employment, outgoing Senator Guy Barnett proposed that all 'artwork' for display in Australia be submitted for censorship - no doubt by some Christian 'charity' of Barnett's invention.

A whole new sector dependent on government-funded repression, who must appear to believe to get paid

Greenspin => Green, not Green!

Sing an ode to irrational exuberance! To handsomely endowed princes of the free market

don't get out of the pool!

Liberal politicians just used to wear a funny hat to the beach for a few laughs. Since Hairshirt Harry brought his speedos to national attention, every aspiring leader has to parade their overfed equipment

Here's Victoria's Ted Baillieu, announcing his arrival as premier.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The civic amusement called 'Pocket Billions'

Some mistake George Papandreou for a Socialist politician. In reality he's a Harvard man, stooging his people for Goldman Sachs and the Rothschilds, borrowing his facial hair from John Lipsky of the IMF. Here he takes advice from a peer.
He looked like he thought he was a million bucks here - maybe he'd collected a few percent. He was looking a bit queasy later, however. The exile of the national disgrace may not seem so appealing, waiting with Mubarak.

Envy the protesters as the coppers play chasy. George Papandreou will never enjoy the freedom of the streets again - the price of betrayal

Debastardising the ADF

Easier said than done. Can Duntroon survive without its core curriculum? And how to unleash a debastardised army on a civilian population, particularly one's own -  lest the west demand a Spring of its own?

Without bastards they might fraternize with the people, and load their weapons with flowers.

But Australia's not  defenceless yet

The top general of the army makes sure the message gets out there. I may not outrank Misery Houston, but I'm sure as hell more miserable than you.

Up at Forward Operating Base Hellhole, qualified bastards maintain discipline and morale, and secretly plot against democracy

His Hairiness lets the tonsure show

Hairshirt Harry meets the Dalai Lama. And Tony Abbott

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Danby's voodoo shrine

invoking bad juju, or trying hard anyway, today we peek into Michael Danby's personal hate shrine devoted to Elena Ceauscescu and Lee Rhianon, and any other perceived dissident from the Zionist line.

Of course, it's not real hate speech, its just for theatrical rehearsal

Khaki green Martin Ferguson

Oil's such messy stuff, and nucular, so clean, right?

In any case there's a lot of money to be made, as under the carbon tax we plan to increase coal production! Julia said so just yesterday. If someone else burns it, it's none of our responsibilty, OK, and if they burn it to make something we import we're doubly lucky, as they make the mess in their country. 

We just have to dig ours up

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Premier of the Society for Boosting Bank Profits by Property Speculation

Also, the Minister for Silly Walks and Obscure Handshakes. And of course, real estate agents.

He just told a great joke about how any promises made to teachers, students, and their families in an election campaign are just some past commentary. He laughed till he cried.

 Who pays any attention to that stuff! Ha! What's important is to maintain Melbourne's position as the most livable city in the world, for people with cars from Hawthorn.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Piers, the Kaka-man

A big producer ...

The generals trade haikus

The security establishment is bereft.

For now they seek solace in poetry, hoping to dream up a fearsome incantation

To lose Osama
is such a bummer
Where shall we get another

Mike Mullen and Ashfaq Kayani

mossad love a reformer

Hilary Clinton and MI6 love a reformer too.

Interestingly 'Bashar the reformer' was an English Opthamologist during his days as a reformer in waiting, waiting to ascend the Syrian throne. When his father died and he made his triumphant return, the foreign correspondents of the English press gloated, reflecting their masters' glee. 

You could call it a conversion on the road to Damascus

Friends of democracy and freedom

Tonight's menu includes repression, with Ban Ki Moon sauce.

As Mubarak fell, Saudi Abdullah, who's even older than Rupert Murdoch, rushed home from surgery to orchestrate  a programme of repression in the region, tanks to Bahrain, support for the Yemen regime, which  Obama either approves of, or he's too frightened of the people who supposedly work for him, cause he hasn't said a word