More evidence that satire has been overtaken by events
If you bankers descend into theft, debauchery and excess, don't leave me out of it!
German satire magazine 'Titanic' took the piss out of the pope, showing him 'having spilled a fanta' onto his cassock while celebrating the discovery of the source of leaks threatening the dark secrets of papal banking.
Now the pope has sued the magazine for libel, ensuring that der Spiegel picked the story up internationally. Is the continence of the Pope an article of doctrine(ie subject to Papal infallibility)? Did God have a brainfart?
According to Benedict, the Pope can hold his piss, and that's official. Those making claims to the contrary will be excommunicated.
What's a conflict of interest? We're all mates around here
Alexander Downer, foreign minister when the AWB kickback scam was on, and Reserve bank subsidiaries were bribing foreign officials, such as the head of Vietnam's secret police
After negotiating cars with Prince Jefri of Brunei, and negotiating peace on Cyprus(fruitlessly in both cases, but not before pissing everyone off), A Downer picked up nice gig as a Lib vice-President. He's a director of the privatised spooks at Hakluyt(now famous for their employment of the guy whose murder brought Bo Xilai down). Perhaps they can explain his old habit of quoting Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld in advance
Locally he's got a lobbying company with (ex-Labor Senator) Nick Bolkus and the hubbie of (ex-Democrat Senator) Natasha Stott-Despoja. How cute, how cosy!
Tony Abbott is outside with his pan pipes, waiting for J-Liar, and the full moon
If you do find yourself agreeing with Clive, remember he's a prototype Chinese chatbot with colourful views programmable on timeshare. So the feeling will probably pass