Archive for March, 2012

March 31, 2012

No one believes Tony Abbott, not even his own ministers

Tony Abbott’s $2 billion a year Great Big New Nanny Give-away, that only the very wealthy would qualify for, is an election stunt. One that he has no intentions of following through with.

Working women and the aspirationals would not likely have qualified for the taxpayer-subsidised Nanny anyway. So the only group likely to be affected by a dumped promise are the wealthy, who possibly would continue to vote Liberal National regardless of how many non-core promises fall by the wayside.

And – as Kate Ellis, Federal Member for Adelaide (Minister for Employment Participation, Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care) has tweeted, not even Liberal Nationals believe in Abbott’s promises any more.

text of tweet from Kate Ellis:Lib MP on Abbott’s nanny subsidies, “No one really thinks we’re going to do it. It’s just part of the appeal to women”. Lenore Taylor in SMN

The article referred to by Minister Ellis is Nanny rebate would cost $2b, Lenore Taylor, 31 Mar 2012


text by @redglitterx
image of tweet is in no way intended to suggest that Ellis, or even Taylor, in any way endorses the contents of this post or this blog

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March 31, 2012

Art – Back To The Fifties: Life Under An Abbott Government

caption: climate change? refugees? female prime minster? minerals resource rent tax? Be alert not alarmed – the sky will not fall

image created by @redglitterx

March 31, 2012

Art – Work Choices Rises From The Dead


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text by @redglitterx

March 31, 2012

Zombie Work Choices – dead, buried, cremated – returns to life?

text of tweet: Spain – after decades of unionized laws – now turns to WorkChoices to save them

 

This recent tweet by Queensland MP Andrew Laming, shows that not all Liberal/Nationals have given up on a return of WorkChoices.

Despite Tony Abbott declaring that WorkChoices was dead, buried, cremated, like a zombie-policy – it seems like there will Ministers pushing for it to rise from the dead if there is ever an Abbott government.

If adherents of a Liberal National agenda believe that a country is saved by Work Choices, can it be long before they begin taking about saving Australia.

These people cannot be trusted when it comes to Industrial Relations policy.


text by @redglitterx
image of tweet is in no way intended to suggest that Laming in any way endorses the contents of this post or this blog

March 31, 2012

Art – Stand For Justice, March For Freedom, Work For Peace


image created by @redglitterx, based on art by Piet Mondrian
quote by Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) Stand for Justce, March for Freedom, Work for Peace, use here is in no way intended to suggest that Laming in any way endorses the contents of this post or this blog

March 31, 2012

The benefits are only for the corporations, for the money makers – César Chávez

Who gets the risks? The risks are given to the consumer, the unsuspecting consumer and the poor work force. And who gets the benefits? The benefits are only for the corporations, for the money makers.
César Chávez

César Chávez founded the United Farm Workers union
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quote by César Chávez is in no way intended to suggest that Chávez would have in any way endorsed the contents of this post or this blog

March 31, 2012

If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress

If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favour freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.

This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle.

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

Frederick Douglass


by @redglitterx
quote by Frederick Douglass is in no way intended to suggest that Douglass would have in any way endorsed the contents of this post or this blog

March 31, 2012

Music – (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang: Heaven 17


blog dj @jot_au
use of song is in no way intended to suggest that heaven 17 in any way endorses the contents of this post or this blog

March 30, 2012

Art – Hope Is A Good Thing, Maybe The Best Of Things


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text of image: Hope is a good thingmaybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies

from this scene:


image, digital manipulation by @redglitterx
quote from Stephen King’s The Shawshank Redemption, use of the quote is in no way intended to suggest that King in any way endorses the contents of this post or this blog

March 30, 2012

South Australia, this man represents you: “You Should Be Put Down” MP Pengilly

Liberal MP, Michael Pengilly, (Finniss, South Australia), who once tweeted the words she’s a real dog in reference to PM Gillard, it seems has continued his obsession with dogs.


Yesterday, Pengilly was thrown out of Parliament at the end of a rowdy question time by the Speaker for, allegely, yelling out a slur to the Transport Services Minister, Chloe Fox, why she was trying to explain transport related issues to the parliament.

The words that Pengilly called out were – allegely – you should be put down.

Stay classy, Liberal member for Finniss, stay classy.

And South Australian voters… Pengilly is a risk of losing pre-selection for the Liberals in the 2014 elections.


source: You should be put down, Liberal MP Michael Pengilly tells Transport Services Minister Chloe Fox, AdelaideNow, 29 Mar 2012
text by @redglitterx