Sunday, March 25, 2007

And Off To Liberal La-La Land!

Oh ho! Game on! As previously noted here on Let’s Ask Elroy! ™, The Liberal Party of Australia (Our Right ruling pro-corporate elite), have swung into an ersatz election campaign where the blood is flowing freely; unfortunately for them the wounds that are a-gushing out the red corpsuckles are largely the result of the Liberals’ being kneecapped by their own WMD, but never mind – they have more important things to worry about.

The news for Liberals has only worsened since Elroy last gloated on the subject. The conflict-of-interest that wearied the Minister for Aging got very old very quickly for Prime Minister ‘Honest’ John Howard, and so Honest John indulged in a little involuntary euthanasia, but that did not staunch the flood of vital fluids the Libs are experiencing.

The poor old Libs just don’t seem to get it. The electorate is not entirely stupid, they know what is right and wrong, and they see Honest John’s elastic parliamentary ethics standards as further evidence of the Liberals’ blind hubris. The polls have the Australian Labor Party attaching 3,000,000 weather balloons to their electoral banana lounge while the Libs scrape gum off the tarmac with their teeth, and things just keep getting worse.

The LPA is out of office in all six states and two territories. Yesterday they lost the New South Wales state election to an ALP government who are next to useless because somehow the LPA manage to portray themselves as worse. That makes twenty-four state election losses on the trot since 1997, and there is no indication that they are going to get their state houses in order anytime soon. Indeed, the NSW branch seems to have be invaded by fundamentalist Christian body snatchers and other extreme right-wing nutbags, but unlike our pan-pacific pals the USA, the Australian voter views this kind of infiltration with great suspicion.

In another blow for the Libs this week, Kevin ‘That Nice man Mr.’ Rudd, leader of the ALP, has announced a decision to spend some dosh on a broadband roll out to make Australia’s broadband faster than that of Slovenia, but the knee-jerk reaction by the Libs has seen them on the losing end of that debate. Broadband 40 times faster? Everyone likes that – business, mums and dads, the kids – but the` LPA are left yelling ‘We need that money to fund civil service superannuation in 2020!” which is not the sexiest of looks, and boom! Suddenly the Liberals are no longer the party of capital investment.

Business and the middle-class (or more importantly those that aspire to be middle-class) are supposed to be the Libs mainstay – lose them and out go the lights – but they are starting to think, ‘Well, with all this cash that’s supposedly pouring from the China, why not buy something new?’ All those years of Treasurer Peter Costello comparing the national economy to a shopping list have backfired for the Libs, as the great unwashed now think ‘So if I need a fridge, and I can afford the fridge, I will buy the fridge’.

Actually. now they think “If I want a fridge, but can’t afford a fridge, I’m going to buy the fridge anyway", so if the money is in the bank, "I'm quids in – gimme a fucking fridge" is not that great a stretch. The population at large have never been encouraged to save; on the contrary, in order to maintain Honest John’s illusion of a happenin’ economy they been encouraged to borrow and spend like a dotcom in 1999, so their overall reaction to splashing out on shiny new broadband is ‘Cool!’.

So the Libs reign of error is soon to be over; the punters are in the mood for a bit of nation building and they are never going to vote for a PM that has professed his intention to quit after the fireworks, no matter what. Furthermore, the workplace relations laws that the LPA were never going to enact have been the last straw, education is a shambles, health is worse and, quite frankly, the people know that the Libs are only trying to hang onto Federal power because its all they have left.

So who will lead the Liberal Party into the wilderness? Costello, boy-wonder heir apparent? Nope. His time passed. He had an opportunity to stab Honest John in the back and squibbed it; forever tainted by the electoral demolition heading the Liberals’ way in 2007, he will be a victim of the bloodbath that occurs when the lid of the party room pressure cooker blows off after Honest John loses his seat of Bennelong.

Abbot will be gone for the same reason, so who? Julie Bishop? Brendan Nelson? In the short term it doesn’t really matter; Elroy thinks Honest John has a small dog that could do the job while the Libs rip each other apart, crawl to casualty and spend some years in rehab because when they go trotting off to Liberal la-la land they won’t be back for a while.

However, when they do return to power, which they will, some day, sadly, Elroy knows who will be at the helm. It is debatable whether they will even still be called the Liberal Party of Australia, so savage will be the pogrom of purge and self-flagellation, but the identity of their leader is in no doubt. The man Honest John keeps closer than his bestest friend, the man that tried to buy the Presidency, the man that bought a seat in Parliament and the man that will buy to the keys to Kirribilli, the bankers’ buddy, the corporate confidante, ladies and gentlemen…presenting the first Prime Minister for the Australian Republican Party…I give you Mr. Malcolm Turnbull and may God, whatever it is, have mercy on our wretched souls.

STOP PRESS*STOP PRESS*STOP PRESS*STOP PRESS*STOP PRESS*STOP PRESS*STOP PR

It seems that the Liberals have just found bigger, brighter, quicker, cheaper, faster Broadband policy down the back off the couch! Stay tuned for more!

84 comments:

Ron West said...

Hi Elroy,

Thanks for the posts over on my site. I've long wondered which admistration is worse: Australia's or the US?

--Ron

http://revolttoday.blogspot.com/

Elroy said...

Ron

I'm afraid that although our administration is nuts, yours is nutser. Honest John had largely got away with implicating Australia in the crime of the century, the Iraq War, by pointing to the ANZUS treaty and saying that his hands are tied.

Typical of conservatives' version of personal responsibility, Honest John uses the excuse of appeasing it 'great and powerful friend', as the US is known down here, to absolve himself. Never mind that plucky little New Zealand (the NZ in ANZUS) told George to sling his hook; Honest John keeps up his mantra.

Of course, Honest John is an obsequious sycophant in the worst possible way when it comes to George II – the disastrous 'Free Trade' agreement he made with the US accelerates Australia's claim for 51st state status and reduces us to clients at best and serfs at worst.

Australia is just reactive to US policy; we have jettisoned any backbone and political independence we might have once had for what the satanic Thomas Freidman calls the 'Golden Straitjacket'. We are but a pale imitation of the masters – the USA.

Australia and NZ have long been the economic laboratories of the west; the post-war period saw these colonies set up as the most closeted and protected Keynesian economies on the planet.
The result was very stable societies with cradle to grave welfare (particularly NZ), near to real full employment, a distinct lack of homelessness, drug abuse and all the rest and, contrary to popular thought on the subject, a very conservative electorate.

Although it sounds contrary, the Australian ruling elites have long understood the power of home ownership to keep a citizenry compliant. Public housing comprises 6% of total housing stock here, compared with 60% in Europe, and the effect is that people instinctively protect their investments by not rocking the boat.

But the banking industry was highly regulated, protecting people from the kind of mortgage debacle threatening to destabilize the US, and therefore the planet's, economy and the price of housing relative to income was much lower while wages were higher. Back then one could feed a family and pay the mortgage on the one wage; what happened?

However, in the 80's the experiments continued, and the Australian and NZ economies were stripped of their protections in an instant. They went from having the most closed and highest tariff regimes in the western world to the most open and lowest tariff more or less overnight, leaving the US in the dust as far as such reforms are concerned.

Of course, the US thought this was all very amusing. They watched us with a patronizing smirk, patted us on the head and sold us a few more megalitres of Chicago School Snake Oil, a medicine that seems to be god for everyone else except the US.

So yeah, the US administration is evil; Australian Government is merely stupid. Which is worse? Time, I'm afraid, will have to tell us.

Thanks for asking Elroy!

Anonymous said...

xanax for sale drug testing for employment xanax - best xanax generic brand

Anonymous said...

buy xanax online buy xanax online europe - round white generic xanax

Anonymous said...

diazepam half life diazepam online ireland - diazepam generic form

Anonymous said...

buy ativan buy ativan without rx - buying ativan online-no prescription

Anonymous said...

order xanax xanax get you high - xanax bars no numbers

Anonymous said...

ativan pharmacy how long does lorazepam 1mg last - ativan withdrawal long does take

Anonymous said...

where to buy xanax online xanax dosage long does last - xanax taper schedule

Anonymous said...

buy ativan online ativan for alcohol withdrawal - online pharmacy for ativan

Anonymous said...

ativan price ativan vertigo - ativan to sleep

Anonymous said...

buy xanax 1mg what does generic xanax look like - generic xanax r 027

Anonymous said...

buy ativan ativan addiction detox - lorazepam 1mg ativan

Anonymous said...

cheap generic soma assistir soma todos medos online dublado - use of carisoprodol 350 mg

Anonymous said...

ambien buy the sleeping pill ambien - ambien cr maximum dosage

Anonymous said...

ambien on line ambien pharmacy online - ambien side effects long term use

Anonymous said...

buy valium online can buy valium online uk - lowest dosage valium

Anonymous said...

buy valium online what will 5mg valium do - side effects vicodin valium

Anonymous said...

ambien for sale online ambien cr much - ambien white round pill

Anonymous said...

soma carisoprodol a narcotic - buy somatropin-x3gh

Anonymous said...

generic valium names valium diazepam online uk - valium yellow

Anonymous said...

order ambien online overnight ambien side effects heart palpitations - what is the street value of ambien 10mg

Anonymous said...

buy valium online cheap 5 mg of valium - online valium no prescription

Anonymous said...

valium generic order valium medication - valium to ativan conversion

Anonymous said...

buy ambien online ambien drug test long - price generic ambien walmart

Anonymous said...

Blogger: Let's Ask Elroy!™ - Post a Comment prednisone pills - prednisone price http://www.ourdailybreadmarket.net/#prednisone-price

Anonymous said...

Blogger: Let's Ask Elroy!™ - Post a Comment ativan sale - buy cheap ativan online http://www.ativanonlineoffer.com/#buy-cheap-ativan-online

Anonymous said...

Blogger: Let's Ask Elroy!™ - Post a Comment ativan sale - buy cheap ativan online http://www.ativanonlineoffer.com/#buy-cheap-ativan-online

Anonymous said...

Blogger: Let's Ask Elroy!™ - Post a Comment buy cheap ventolin - buy generic ventolin http://www.ventolinforsaleonline.com/#buy-generic-ventolin

Anonymous said...

Hi, MoxoredapeTox cheap propecia no prescription - where to buy finasteride online http://www.bigdocpoker.com/#finasteride-price

Anonymous said...

Hi, MoxoredapeTox cheap isotretinoin online - order isotretinoin http://www.wheretobuymedsonline.com/accutane/

Anonymous said...

Hi, MoxoredapeTox buy accutane no prescription - cheap isotretinoin http://www.josoclasolucio.com/#generic-accutane

Anonymous said...

Hello, furosemide no prescription - lasix price http://www.jacksbackyarddallas.com/#lasix-price

Anonymous said...

Hello, isotretinoin price - generic accutane http://www.wheretobuymedsonline.com/accutane/

Anonymous said...

Drug Byada order prednisolone - purchase prednisone http://www.prednisone4sale.com/#purchase-prednisone

Anonymous said...

Hello, strattera for sale online - generic strattera no prescription http://www.lasmaracasonline.com/#generic-strattera-no-prescription

Anonymous said...

Hello, buy isotretinoin online no prescription - isotretinoin for sale http://www.wheretobuymedsonline.com/accutane/

Anonymous said...

Hello, strattera price - strattera online http://www.lasmaracasonline.com/#strattera-online

Anonymous said...

Hello, buy strattera online no prescription - strattera for sale http://www.lasmaracasonline.com/#strattera-for-sale

Anonymous said...

Hello, imitrex sale - generic imitrex for sale http://www.oparticular.net/#generic-imitrex-for-sale

Anonymous said...

Hello, generic venlafaxine - order venlafaxine online http://www.effexorcostonline.com/#order-venlafaxine-online

Anonymous said...

Hello, lipitor cost - generic lipitor cost http://www.costoflipitoronline.net/#generic-lipitor-cost

Anonymous said...

Hello, lipitor medication - buy lipitor without prescription http://www.costoflipitoronline.net/#buy-lipitor-without-prescription

Anonymous said...

Hello, generic lipitor for sale - lipitor pills http://www.costoflipitoronline.net/#lipitor-pills

Anonymous said...

7-dfbx Weight Loss Pills topiramate price - buy topamax weight loss http://www.topamaxforless.com/

Anonymous said...

Top Ten Male Enhancment Pills buy modafinil no prescription - cost of provigil http://www.bearmania.net/, [url=http://www.bearmania.net/]order modafinil online [/url]

Anonymous said...

Pepto-bismal And Diabetic Medication cheap furosemide no prescription - lasix sale http://www.sunflowerocity.com/, [url=http://www.sunflowerocity.com/]buy lasix online without prescription [/url]

Anonymous said...

Addictions Drug Rehab Alcohol Rehab buy cheap imitrex - order imitrex http://www.coppergoddess.net/ , [url=http://www.coppergoddess.net/]imitrex price [/url]

Anonymous said...

Taylor Littleton Drug Store reductil for sale - buy reductil online no prescription http://www.meridiaonlineorder.net/#buy-reductil-online-no-prescription , [url=http://www.meridiaonlineorder.net/#meridia-diet-pills ]meridia diet pills [/url]

Anonymous said...

Throat Sore Medicine meridia cost - where to buy meridia diet pills http://www.meridiaonlineorder.net/#where-to-buy-meridia-diet-pills , [url=http://www.meridiaonlineorder.net/#meridia-diet-pills-without-prescription ]meridia diet pills without prescription [/url]

Anonymous said...

Friends, order prozac - prozac online no prescription http://www.prozaccheaponline.net/#prozac-online-no-prescription , [url=http://www.prozaccheaponline.net/#fluoxetine-online ]fluoxetine online [/url]

Anonymous said...

1, buy celebrex - celebrex price http://www.celebrexgenericsale.net/celebrex_information.html, [url=http://www.celebrexgenericsale.net/celebrex_information.html]buy celebrex online [/url]

Anonymous said...

2, generic finasteride no prescription - buy cheap propecia http://www.propeciagenericforsale.com/#cheap-propecia-no-prescription , [url=http://www.propeciagenericforsale.com/#where-to-buy-finasteride-online ]buy finasteride 5mg [/url]

Anonymous said...

t, levitra drug - generic levitra 10mg http://www.levitrapillsforsale.net/#generic-levitra-10mg , [url=http://www.levitrapillsforsale.net/#generic-levitra-for-sale ]generic levitra for sale [/url]

Anonymous said...

t, levitra best price - discount levitra online http://www.levitrapillsforsale.net/#discount-levitra-online , [url=http://www.levitrapillsforsale.net/#purchase-levitra ]purchase levitra [/url]

Anonymous said...

tfv buy cheap maxalt - buy generic maxalt http://www.maxaltonlinesale.net/#maxalt-pills, [url=http://www.maxaltonlinesale.net/#maxalt-pills]cheap maxalt online [/url]

Anonymous said...

tfv sertraline online - buy generic zoloft no prescription http://www.zoloftonlinesales.net/#cheap-sertraline, [url=http://www.zoloftonlinesales.net/#cheap-sertraline]sertraline price [/url]

Anonymous said...

tfv buy misoprostol online - cytotec without prescription http://www.cytoteconlinecheap.net/#cytotec-online, [url=http://www.cytoteconlinecheap.net/#cytotec-online]cheap cytotec no prescription [/url]

Anonymous said...

sob buy gabapentin online - buy gabapentin http://www.neurontinonlinesales.net/#buy-gabapentin , [url=http://www.neurontinonlinesales.net/#gabapentin-online ]gabapentin online [/url]

Anonymous said...

3. topiramate without prescription - topiramate online http://www.polymathinnovationgroup.com/#topiramate-online , [url=http://www.polymathinnovationgroup.com/#topiramate-no-prescription ]topiramate no prescription [/url]

Anonymous said...

6, klonopin for sale - purchase klonopin online no prescription http://www.klonopinsaleonline.com/#klonopin-for-sale, [url=http://www.klonopinsaleonline.com/#buy-klonopin]buy klonopin[/url]

Anonymous said...

6, klonopin without prescription - order clonazepam online http://www.klonopinonlinediscount.com/#klonopin-generic, [url=http://www.klonopinonlinediscount.com/#klonopin-generic]no prescription klonopin[/url]

Anonymous said...

ooo!!! Buy Topamax - buy topamax http://www.topamaxbestonline.net/#buy-topamax, [url=http://www.topamaxbestonline.net/#buy-topamax]Topamax Online[/url]

Anonymous said...

ooo!!! Buy Topiramate - topamax sale http://www.cheaptopamaxorder.net/#topamax-online, [url=http://www.cheaptopamaxorder.net/#topamax-online]Topamax No Prescription[/url]

Anonymous said...

ooo!!! Order Topamax - buy topiramate http://www.topamaxbestonline.net/#buy-topamax, [url=http://www.topamaxbestonline.net/#buy-topamax]Order Topamax[/url]

Anonymous said...

2013 Imitrex Online - cheap sumatriptan http://www.cheapimitrexbuy.net/#purchase-sumatriptan, [url=http://www.cheapimitrexbuy.net/#cheap-imitrex]Purchase Sumatriptan[/url]

Anonymous said...

2, reductil sale - buy reductil online http://www.meridiaforyourdiet.net/#sibutramine-diet-pills, [url=http://www.meridiaforyourdiet.net/#reductil-sale]sibutramine diet pills[/url]

Anonymous said...

2, furosemide without prescription - buy lasix no prescription http://www.lasixordernow.net/, [url=http://www.lasixordernow.net/]buy furosemide online [/url]

Anonymous said...

ny, cheap accutane no prescription - buy isotretinoin online no prescription http://www.freeyogablog.com/#buy-isotretinoin-online-no-prescription , [url=http://www.freeyogablog.com/#isotretinoin-for-sale ]isotretinoin for sale [/url]

Anonymous said...

Hi, cheap soma without prescription - order carisoprodol http://knowwizard.com/#carisoprodol-online, [url=http://knowwizard.com/#soma-drug]cheap soma online no prescription [/url]

Anonymous said...

4, price of strattera - buy strattera atomoxetine http://www.stratterafastonline.net/, [url=http://www.stratterafastonline.net/]strattera cost [/url]

Anonymous said...

1, buy celebrex online - buy celecoxib online http://www.onlinecelebrexdeal.net/, [url=http://www.onlinecelebrexdeal.net/]celebrex online pharmacy [/url]

Anonymous said...

1, [url=http://www.maxaltonlinehelp.net/]Buy Maxalt [/url] - Discount Rizatriptan - maxalt cost http://www.maxaltonlinehelp.net/.

Anonymous said...

3, [url=http://www.lunestabenefits.net/] Cheap Lunesta[/url] - Lunesta For Sale - lunesta mg http://www.lunestabenefits.net/.

Anonymous said...

2, [url=http://www.nexiumonlinefaq.net/]Esomeprazole Price[/url] - Generic Nexium - nexium price http://www.nexiumonlinefaq.net/.

Anonymous said...

celebrex no prescription - buy generic celebrex no prescription http://www.celebrexonlinesale.net/, [url=http://www.celebrexonlinesale.net/]cheap celebrex[/url]

Anonymous said...

buy celebrex - buy celebrex no prescription http://www.celebrexonlinesale.net/, [url=http://www.celebrexonlinesale.net/]cheap celebrex[/url]

Anonymous said...

6, [url=http://www.isotretinoinonlinerx.net/] Generic Accutane [/url] - Accutane Price - buy isotretinoin http://www.isotretinoinonlinerx.net/ .

Anonymous said...

6, [url=http://www.costofeffexor.net/]Effexor No Prescription[/url] - Buy Venlafaxine Online - buy venlafaxine no prescription http://www.costofeffexor.net/

Anonymous said...

5, [url=http://www.costofeffexor.net/]Effexor For Sale[/url] - Buy Venlafaxine Online - effexor pills http://www.costofeffexor.net/ .

Anonymous said...

6, [url=http://www.costofeffexor.net/]Order Effexor Online[/url] - Effexor Online - buy cheap effexor http://www.costofeffexor.net/

Anonymous said...

6, [url=http://www.cheapzoloftrx.net/] Sertraline Price [/url] - Buy Zoloft - cheap zoloft http://www.cheapzoloftrx.net/ .

Anonymous said...

11, [url=http://mediati.org/]Order Soma[/url] - Order Soma - soma price http://mediati.org/ .

Anonymous said...

11, [url=http://www.adipex37-5rx.com/]adipex online [/url] - adipex without prescription - buy adipex online http://www.adipex37-5rx.com/.