Saturday, May 25, 2019

AOC Live Tweets the Weather (AKA ‘Climate Crisis’)

“The climate crisis is real y’all. “Guess we’re at casual tornadoes in growing regions of the country?”

Like garbage disposers I guess AOC has never seen a tornado either. Not even on YouTube because there is nothing and I mean nothing “casual” by any definition of that word about tornadoes. Perhaps she meant “causal” tornadoes, as in “there’s a causal relationship between climate change and an increase in tornadoes.” Although the PBS report she’s reading from while livestreaming her horrifying tornado warning experience for her Instagram followers seems to indicate the contrary:

“Tornadoes are challenging to link to climate change links due to their nature (geographically, limited, acute patterns, how they form, etc.,”

Of course that failed to stop either AOC or PBS from making the link anyway. Reading from the article she explained:

“Rather than lie squarely in the Great Plains, America’s tornadoes appear to be sliding into the Midwest and Southeast.”

I’ve lived in the upper Midwest my entire life and let me tell you, Spring/Summer tornado warnings have always been standard fare, along with the less frequent but far from unusual touchdowns. But I always forget that history doesn’t begin until it effects millennials so here’s a brief glimpse of how things were in the way-way back machine:

In 1954, a tornado with winds up to 300 miles per cut a wide path of destruction just outside Grand Rapids, MI causing 330 injuries and 17 fatalities.

1954!? That’s, like, a really, really long time ago!  Did they have cameras then?

Then there were the Palm Sunday tornadoes of ‘65:

It happened with virtually no warning on April 11, 1965. Killer tornadoes smashed through the Midwest over a 12-hour span, killing 271. Michigan was one of the hardest-hit states with 53 deaths.

I repeat, not casual. Not if you were in the middle of it.

The Brewer home after the tornado of April 11, 1965

Now, many people have been making fun of AOC’s tornado tweeting. She was even chastised by a real meteorologist who tried to relate to her on her own terms:

“The Congresswoman @AOC does not know the difference between weather and climate,” Maue tweeted.

“Let’s try an easy analogy: Weather is what outfit you wear heading out the door. Climate is your closet wardrobe.” – NYPost

But honestly, my favorite part of Sandy’s Instagram Tweet-Storm was this:

“There’s people stuck outside, this is crazy.”

Not because of the verb/object disagreement, I’ve come to expect that, it’s the “We need to get them out” part. She doesn’t seem to understand you’re supposed to come IN from the rain, not vice versa. Which explains a lot.

“Different parts of the country deal with different climate issues. But ALL of these threats will be increasing in intensity as climate crisis grows and we fail to act appropriately. #GreenNewDeal.”

Bless her heart, you can’t expect a barkeep from the Bronx with just an undergraduate degree in Economics and International Relations from a top-rated university to understand complicated things like garbage disposals and weather. That’s all post-doctoral work.

It’s not till then that they tell you how to make computer models that will firmly establish a link between a line of thunderstorms and global warming. It’s complicated.

Image result for difference between thunderstorms and climate change It’s, like, the difference between “we’ve only got 12 years!” and “we’ve only got 12 seconds.”

Friday, May 24, 2019

Weaponized Democrats and the News Tales They Ride In On

I thought it would be a good day to analyze headlines from around the fake news echo chamber so I assembled the leads as of 6:30 AM from the major news sites:

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  • British Prime Minister Theresa May Resigns
  • Donald Trump Falls For Nancy Pelosi’s Trap

- NBC 

  • British PM Theresa May announces she will step down over Brexit crisis
  • In another attack, Trump shares edited video of Pelosi tripping over words
  • Assange indictment poses First Amendment threat, advocates warn

    - CBS

    • 8 dead amid outbreak of severe weather
    • Britain’s Theresa May to Resign as Prime Minister    
    • Nadler says Mueller wants to testify behind closed doors

    - ABC

    • Trump says Pelosi is crazy, he's a stable genius
    • Police believe missing 4-year-old was murdered
    • Assange charged for role in WikiLeaks disclosures
    • Dems inch closer to Trump’s financial records
    • Senators pass disaster relief package
    • NOAA forecasts near-normal hurricane season

    - MSNBC

    • Rep. Nadler: Robert Mueller wants to testify in private
    • GOP primary challenger Bill Weld reacts to Mueller, impeachment
    • The bank at the center of Trump’s finances may soon be turning over its records
    • Former Secretary of State says Trump was out-prepared by Putin

    - USA Today

    • Britain's embattled leader Theresa May resigns amid Brexit deadlock
    • Forget the 'Polar Vortex.' Here comes the 'Death Ridge.'
    • City sues to remove ‘gigantic’ American flag

    - Yahoo News

    • Theresa May resigns as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party
    • SAT 'adversity score': Is it necessary?
    • How Trump's embrace of a rogue Libyan warlord sparked a humanitarian catastrophe

    - NPR

    • U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May To Step Down June 7
    • Abortion Limits Carry Economic Cost For Women

    - Google

    • Theresa May to resign as UK Prime Minister
    • Cooper: I was wrong when I said this was 'not normal'
    • 'Extremely stable genius': Trump defends his mental fitness as he tears into Pelosi
    • Faked Pelosi videos, slowed to make her appear drunk, spread across social media

    - Fox News

    • Emotional British PM tells press departure date amid Brexit failure, plummeting poll numbers
    • Trump lets AG unseal docs in 2016 surveillance, demands intel cooperation
    • Murder shows Dems hate Trump more than they love US
    • Dr. Drew warns Los Angeles could be at risk of a deadly epidemic this summer

    I was looking to see how they characterized the President’s decision to unseal documents related to surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016, which may unmask a lot of things that a lot of people would just as soon leave masked. Not surprisingly I found that the only news outlet covering it as a lead item was Fox News.

    "The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions."

    Google had a link to a story about the declassification but it was way down the page. I couldn’t even find a mention of it on any of the other sites. Although they may, now that Schiff has given them the proper spin to use:

    …U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, blasted the move as an attempt to "weaponize law enforcement and classified information."

    Sounds like another case of classic Democratic projection syndrome.

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    Not to say that weaponized law enforcement isn’t dangerous to liberty, the Obama administration certainly demonstrated that sufficiently. And if we see, as we suspect we will, that they used it to spy on their opponent and later Commander in Chief it will be a joy to see Schiff choke on his own words. But may I suggest that there is something in addition to weaponized law enforcement that is equally dangerous to our liberty:

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    Today’s exercise makes it painfully clear why at least half the people in this country have absolutely no idea what’s actually going on. 

    And finally, a FLOTUS Friday entry: our every classy FLOTUS at Arlington National Cemetery. Via

    Image result for melania trump Via Breitbart

    And if I may point out to Breitbart that it’s “cemetery” not “cemetary.” Not that I don’t make mistakes but then I’m writer, editor and chief bottle washer around here. You’re Breitbart for cripes sake, we expect better than from the Daily Mail.

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    If There’s No Crime, There’s Always the Coverup

    Because it’s not the crime…it’s the coverup.

    Today’s zeitgeist dictates that once it has been established that no crime was committed you must work double plus good to uncover the coverup. If your rational brain can’t wrap itself around that construct let Madam Speaker explain:

    "The fact is, in plain sight, in the public domain, this president is obstructing justice and he's engaged in a cover-up. And that could be an impeachable offense." – Nancy Pelosi, The Hill 

    Nancy and her caucus of merry men and womyn are not the only ones who believe this with all their black hearts. The media is totally on board as well.

    You may recall that the media first became enshrined as gods and powerbrokers as a result of Watergate, the scandal destined to take President Nixon down. Journalist types liked the taste of that kind of power – no, they loved it, became addicted to it as tyrants always do.

    What may have started out as a noble effort grew into another grab for sheer raw power and the control that came with it. The media have subsequently used their power to advance their agenda and have attempted to take down every Republican president since – by any means necessary.

    With Trump they finally thought they would be successful. He was to be the target that finally allowed them to bring the full force and authority of their power to bear and restore themselves as America’s avenging angel. When Plan A failed (thwart his candidacy and give the rubes another milk toast candidate to lose to Hillary) Plan B grew vicious. Resist, resist, resist and j'accuse. Undermine, undercut and annihilate him and his presidency. They would need help and they turned to the same source they used in Watergate: the intelligence community.

    That’s right. There would have been no Watergate without Deep Throat. And after 30 years of Bob Woodward’s denial that his source was someone from the intelligence community it turned out that Deep Throat was none other than W. Mark Felt -  FBI Associate Director, #2 guy, at the time.

    So let nobody be surprised when we confirm that the media conspired with the FBI, CIA and other Judicial Department agencies to take down the sitting president. Because facts be damned, they’ve got a job to do.

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    There’s your collusion right there, J. Edgar.

    “There's this old line the wise folks in Washington have that ‘it's not the crime, but the cover-up.’ But only fools believe that.

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    It's always about the crime. The whole point of the cover-up is that a full revelation of the underlying crime is not survivable.”

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    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    End of the Line - Part II

    It may seem a bit anti-climatic but this is the story that stuck in my craw like a tablespoon of cinnamon - Boomer Bequest Is Millennial Misery –  subtitle: Saddled with student and public debt, today’s young adults will long pay the price for our elders’ folly. A hat tip to the copyeditor for that headline, just reading it raised my blood pressure. It also succinctly summarizes the article and lets you know out of the box that it was written by one of the aggrieved generation.

    Image result for millennial frowny faceBoomers invented the Happy Face which Millennials appropriated and turned into Frowny Face

    Buckle up buttercups, this is gonna be a long one…

    To reiterate, the author’s premise is “the boomers took everything, screwed it up and all I got was this lousy life.”

    Image result for millennial all star t-shirt…and this lousy T-shirt

    The case is laid out without a whiff of irony or sense of personal responsibility. No indication whatsoever that Millennials might have had a hand in the mess they think they’ve landed in, not even from those of them who –like the author- are now nearly 40 years old. Which I remind him was considered middle aged for his parents’ generation. Even the worst of the boomers would have felt foolish blaming their parents for their failure to thrive at that age.

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    Let’s, as the kids like to say, unpack this article, which is poorly written and even more more poorly argued. FYI, the author is Joseph C. Sternberg who is not just any 37 year old millennial, he’s a WSJ columnist and editorial board member.

    The first political challenge is the most frustrating: proving to our elders that we are in economic trouble. Baby boomers look at millennials and see a generation living through the most prosperous era in history. We enjoy creature comforts, technological innovations and varied career opportunities. More of us have gone to college, which boomers view as a definitive mark of social and economic success. And even though we held back from buying houses early in our adult lives, now we’re leapfrogging starter homes and moving straight into bigger ones.

    You’ve kind of disproved your first point - “we are in economic trouble” - in the same paragraph you made it.

    But these hopeful signs mask deeper problems that developed out of the 2007-08 financial panic, the Great Recession, the slow-growth recovery, and a string of bad decisions the baby boomers made in that span.

    Um, not just any old baby boomers, the Democrat, progressive ones. And Barack Hussein Obama who is technically a baby boomer.

    The job market failed many millennials early in their careers. Partly that’s because the recession accelerated a trend that saw employers replacing younger, less-experienced employees with machines operated by older, more-experienced ones.

    You couldn’t possibly know this because you weren’t born yet but there was a pretty wicked recession in the 70s too, followed by another pretty wicked one in the 80s where there was not just a shortage of good jobs for all the young boomers, but it was accompanied by incomprehensible inflation. The didn’t call it stagflation for naught. Oh, and did I mention the draft? That happened in the 60s and 70’s when your parents were young. The government could just tap you, your brother, friend, boyfriend or husband on the shoulder regardless of what you’d rather be doing and sent you to Vietnam to crawl on your belly through rice paddies. It was a thing.

    When we wanted to find good jobs, our parents told us to go back to school. They spent their working lives thinking of college as a guarantee of economic security, so the advice seemed obvious. Alas, we followed it…We borrowed to make this happen.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know; college didn’t cost as much when boomers went, we could work our way through, yada yada yada. Then again, boomers considered themselves very lucky to land a job out of college paying $8K a year. Funny, the generation that was taught that everything is relative doesn’t really believe it.

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    Boomers presented school as an investment in ourselves, worth financing with debt because it would pay off in higher earnings later. To hear them tell it, education is the only sure investment in history. That’s now proving preposterous.

    Image result for millenial t shirtPreposterous, but not impossible

    Blaming your parents for encouraging you to get a college degree with debt isn’t the real problem. Not being wise enough by the time you inked that loan to invest it in a degree in a field that actually increases your earning power, that’s the problem.

    Well-rehearsed evidence that college graduates earn more than high-school graduates on average conceals substantial variations and significant overlap in earnings between the two groups.

    Some of those “variations and significant overlap in earnings” are, again, probably related to your chosen major. And as an aside, remember that last sentence – “Well-rehearsed evidence that college graduates earn more than high-school graduates on average conceals substantial variations and significant overlap in earnings between the two groups.” when women start whining about the gender-based wage gap.

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    By one count, the lowest-earning quartile of college grads earn roughly the same as the top quartile of high-school-only workers, but with more student debt to show for it.

    Okay, stop me if you’ve heard this one before but the lowest-earning quartile of college grads are mostly the ones that came out of college with no more skills than they arrived with. You know, mostly the students with degrees that end in “ology” and all of those that end in “studies” unless they also got a teaching degree.

    A severe student-debt crisis has also developed among young adults who reached for college but found it beyond their grasp, racking up debt with no degree to show for it.

    Okay, I’ll blame the boomers for creating the myth that everyone should go to college. Clearly. Not. So.

    Millennials now are entering politics and might have a chance to change course. But an uncomfortable question is what we will be able to do about these and other urgent economic and social problems in the decades to come. The boomers’ fiscal choices threaten to constrain severely our political options.Image result for t shirt we're so screwed

    The long-term problem is federal debt. Including debt owed to the Social Security trust fund, it is now around 105% of gross domestic product. Those are claims that millennials (and their descendants) will eventually have to pay, largely to fund social transfers to the boomers that they weren’t willing to pay themselves.

    First of all, please remember that we boomers funded Social Security for the Greatest Generation. Secondly, the unfettered federal debt and pillaging of the Social Security System to fund other domestic social giveaway programs…these are not generational sins, they are ideology sins. Turning the Social Security System into the biggest Ponzi scheme the world has ever known – that was the Democrats and their progressive ideology.  If you are looking for a villain, look to the progressives; robbing Peter to pay Paul has always been their game of choice. As they inch rapidly towards socialism the thefts are simply going to get bigger.

    Weave these strands together and the tapestry that emerges depicts an enormous heist, in which boomers stole a decade from their millennial children. The boomers’ combination of naiveté, panic and negligence buried millennials in trouble. Digging our way out will be our primary economic and political challenge.

    Just shut up already. The Greatest Generation had two decades stolen, one by depression one by WWII. Then the post-war boom happened. The boomers lost a generation to Vietnam and stagflation and then came Reagan, prosperity ensued. So you’ve got student loans and the Obama malaise. Study history and do something about it.

    It all suggests 2020 could become a depressing slugfest between the ne plus ultra boomer and an opponent peddling century-old socialism, neither of whom offers millennials much of a solution to our urgent problems.

    Instead of trying to figure out how to drop phrases like ne plus ultra into casual conversation why don’t you just change your stupid t-shirt

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    and get over it. Stop voting for stupid progressives at every opportunity. Put down that frowny face and help MAGA.

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    Be part of the solution, not part of the whiny problem. It’s called personal responsibility. Try it, you’ll like it. 

    Trump 2020 T-shirt "I Voted Trump" MAGA Shirt Flag Tee

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    The End of the LIne? Part I

    The Wall Street Journal ticks me off quite regularly. The balance of never-Trumpers to rational conservatives is deeply skewed towards the abyss. Much of the non-business content tends towards the trendy which I am decidedly not.

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    But I have been reading the WSJ since grad school when I got a complementary subscription for a semester. It was an education in itself – all the stories about capital building, financing, taxes, accounting, bottom lines, products, marketing – oh my! All the mysteries of the business universe revealed.

    Of course I didn’t learn how business really worked until much later.

    Yet due to my habitual constitution I’ve remained a loyal, if somewhat dissatisfied, reader and subscriber, continuing my WSJ subscription long after dropping all others. To be honest though I generally just give it a quick scan these days. I generally check out the front page, Life and Arts and I’ll read Daniel Henninger on Thursday, Kimberly Strassel on Friday while assiduously avoiding Karl Rove at all times. The weekend Off Duty section is mostly a collection of silly and pretentious pieces on trends in food, drink, gear, gadgets, style and fashion. It’s aimed at elitists and all the striving wannabes.

    WSJ: Asking the really important questions.

    Image result for wall street journal weekend kombuchaIs Your Home-Brew Kombucha Fermented Enough? (Or Is It About to Explode?)

    In an article titled Is Luxury Weed the New Status Symbol? the author wonders if “$950 sculptural water pipes at Barneys, cannabis packed in cut crystal decanters, and vape pens designed with executives in mind—is stoner culture as we knew it over forever?”

    Is Luxury Weed the New Status Symbol?Answers: yes, and yes.

    And don’t even get me started on the quarterly “style magazine” which is a paean to what was once an “alternate lifestyle” that the WSJ and others are attempting to mainstream. It’s a glossy spread of fashion, art and architecture by and for the LGBTQwerty crowd – as well as anyone who wishes not to offend them.

    Image result for WSJ. Magazine, September ( I ) 2015

    Every issue glorifies the Androgyny ‘R Us meme.

    The weekend Review section, with it’s book reviews, sometimes thoughtful historical pieces and generally entertaining miscellany remains the paper’s only real saving grace.

    But two weeks ago today the Journal published an article that has so tested by unshakeable commitment to habit that I believe it may have finally broken it. You may fail to see why this piece is worthy of causing a rift so deep as to destroy a near lifelong relationship and indeed, it probably is not. It’s just the straw that broke the camel’s back.

    To be continued tomorrow…

    Sorry, I really shouldn’t have gotten so wordy in introducing the source of my ire because now I don’t have time to get into the crux of the matter. So tomorrow, I promise, I will elaborate. But for now I’m heading out to visit my sister-of-the-broken-leg-and-ankle across state. She’s gone back to work but everything, and I mean everything is so much work when you only have one functioning leg. So I’m going to visit and hopefully help out a bit. I’ll see you all tomorrow with…the rest of the story.

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    The Arc of History Bends Towards Dumb

    If I had to choose a “dumbest” Democrat running for president today I guess I’d confer that distinction on Kirsten Gillibrand.

    Image result for kirsten gillibrand fatI’ll drink to that!

    After all, she’s been groomed by the best.

    Image result for kirsten gillibrand drinking with hillary clinton“OK, got it: before 5:00 pm always have your staff serve the booze in teapots.”

    But what has she done to claim that distinction? Well, this:

    “If you are a person of the Christian faith, one of the tenets of our faith is free will. One of the tenets of our democracy is that we have a separation of church and state, and under no circumstances are we supposed to be imposing our faith on other people. And I think this is an example of that effort.”

    Such is the nature of “logical” thought today. I don’t know if Kirsten actually believes what she argued - especially since she is a politician which means pandering is her primary skill set -  but I doubt she can point to the bible passage that says it’s a tenet of Christianity to kill unborn children. Anymore than she or anyone else can point to the passage in the U.S. Constitution that purportedly confers the same “right.” You only find such things in the New Postmodern Bible and the Living Constitution.

    Image result for kirsten gillibrand fatKirsten: always a big proponent of women’s rights

    And then there’s Kirsten’s solution to the immigration crisis:

    Under Gillibrand’s open border plan, all border crossers and illegal aliens claiming asylum would be allowed to enter the country, freely, with the hope that they arrive in court for their hearing.

    “I wouldn’t keep them in detention at all,” Gillibrand continued. “I wouldn’t … as president of the United States, I wouldn’t use the detention system at all … if someone is seeking asylum, I would assign them a lawyer.”

    “They don’t need to be incarcerated,” Gillibrand said. “If they’re given a lawyer and given a process, they will follow it.

    Image result for kirsten gillibrand drinkingYup, I’ll drink to that too

    Right…I’m sure all the M-13 members will show up, because they have so much respect for our laws. And those Middle Eastern ISIS members, they’ll be there for sure. As will the child sex traffickers. 

    For sure, give me a President like Kirsten who has innovative new solutions for all those old sticky wickets.

    Although she might be better off staying away from sticky wickets altogether until she learns how to handle them better.

    Image result for kirsten gillibrand drinking“And let’s drink to getting rid of the Electoral College! And expanding the Supreme Court too!”

    Honestly, I’m so glad we evened the playing field, it makes the game so much fairer.

    Related image“The arc of history bends towards Democrats. And if it doesn’t, we’ll bend it ourselves.”

    Sunday, May 19, 2019

    Inconvenient Truths, Inconvenient Outcomes

    The Liberal Australian government pulls out a surprise win Down Under!! WTF!? Australia Election Results: Prime Minister Scott Morrison Seizes a Stunning Win.

    Scott Morrison, Australia’s conservative prime minister, scored a surprise victory in federal elections on Saturday, propelled by a populist wave — the “quiet Australians,” he termed it — resembling the force that has upended politics in the United States, Britain and beyond.

    The win stunned Australian election analysts — polls had pointed to a loss for Mr. Morrison’s coalition for months. But in the end, the prime minister confounded expectations suggesting that the country was ready for a change in course after six years of tumultuous leadership under the conservative political coalition.

    What on earth happened down there?

    The election had presented Australia, a vital American ally in the Asia-Pacific, with a crucial question: Would it remain on a rightward path and stick with a political coalition that promised economic stability, jobs and cuts to immigration or choose greater action on climate change and income inequality?

    I understand that Labor teamed up with the Green Weenie contingent and made global warming their main focus. All the polls predicting Labor’s win might suggests that there was a whole lot of virtue signaling going on for benefit of the pollsters but the peeps just aren’t really buying it.

    By granting Mr. Morrison his first full term, Australians signaled their reluctance to bet on a new leader, choosing to stay the course with a hardworking rugby lover at a time when the economy has not suffered a recession in nearly 28 years.

    Those stupid, stupid people! Don’t they know that after 28 years they need a recession!

    Reports said support for the conservative came from outer suburban seats with demographics similar to America's rural rust belt.

    The victory signals a continued foothold for the troubled conservative party, for which Morrison ran on a message of economic security and development. BI

    I repeat, what is wrong with those stupid people, choosing economic security and development over an inconvenient truth.

    Related imagePlease note: we’re on the SECOND generation of this horse manure

    What can I say? It appears that once again the Neo-Nazis, populists and haters teamed up with the Russians to steal an election that everybody knew Labor was going to win. In fact everybody was so certain about Labor’s win that Sportsbet got a bit ahead of themselves. File this under “don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched.”

    Sportsbet will lose at least $5.2 million thanks to its decision to pay out early on Bill Shorten winning Saturday's federal election as large bookmakers again had to admit they had misread the political landscape.

    The betting company paid out on Mr Shorten becoming prime minister two days before Australians went to the polls, where voters surprisingly chose to re-elect Scott Morrison's Coalition government. – Sydney Morning Herald

    When asked if they regretted the decision to pay out early after “punters” determined that Labor would win 82 seats to the Coalition’s 63, Sportsbet spokesman Richard Hummerston said:

    "The quality of toilet paper and stationery will need to be significantly decreased at the Sportsbet offices to cover these costs and we can only keep the heaters on for two hours a day, but in the end, we have a result where most of our punters on a market are winners."

    Ironically, if the Labor/Green Weenie coalition had won they still would have had to significantly decrease the quality of their toilet paper – as well as the quantity. And they would have been lucky to have their heaters on for even two hours a day.

    All I’m going to say is that the Lefty Aussies seem better equipped to handle defeat than their American counterparts who are still wearing their pussy hats and resisting nearly 3 years later.

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    You certainly can’t accuse them of not being committed.

    P.S. I should note that the Liberal Party is the conservative party in Australia  - because Down Under everything is upside down, eh mate? The Labor Party however - like everywhere - represents all the people who don’t…labor, that is.