We just repealed the Carbon Tax. The one everybody in the world thinks is working. And some people are going WOOHOO, that's 500 bucks a year I'm getting from Tony. I mean the fact that he's decimated the health and education systems so you've got to pay more there is of no consequence. Or the fact that you've sold the future of the planet for 500 measly bucks which makes you a bigger arse than believing repealing the carbon tax benefits anybody but the people on Tony's Christmas Card list.
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|Spielberg with one his Jurassic Park dinosaurs|
I have always been proud of being Australian. I know that my nationality is nothing but luck, but it's a beautiful country with a rich and vibrant history going back thousands of years full of people that are on the whole quite loveable. We do have a capacity to laugh at ourselves but we're not actually supposed to be a joke. At this precise moment if anyone misheard as Australia as Austria - I'd run with it. I even half a dozen German phrases courtesy of Frau Kasper that I could trot out to look authentic.
Being the joke. That's America's job. But did you know that the Americans are starting to think Abbott is a bigger fool than Bush. They're starting to pity us. Let me repeat that - the Americans are starting to pity us. A country tripping over itself to present candidates for the Darwin Awards is starting to feel superior.
A country dripping in religious Christian fundamentalism is astonished by our approach to climate change because you know, like it's been proven, by like SCIENTISTS. And people that know stuff. And they think we're a bit silly for repealing a tax which works for both the country and the future of the world. Which, well, we are. Complete dumbarses.
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And so we continue our journey to the bottom. Buoyed only by the thought that once we get there, we will have to start clawing our way back up. Or fossilise in the sludge at the bottom. And that didn't turn out so well for the dinosaurs.