Thursday, 19 January 2017

An innovative Pauline Hanson way of pre-selecting candidates

My new political editor writes:
Pauline Hanson has asked viewers of the Paul Murray TV Shock Jock to decide whether a convicted stamp stealer should run for One Nation in the seat of Joondalup in the WA elections.
In a refreshing gift to democracy - rivalling the UK Classic The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer -- an undecided Ms Hanson called on Murray (Puddin to his TV mates) to interview the candidate, a Mr.Brian Brightman, on live TV last night and let viewers decide by casting votes on her Facebook page.
Mr. Brightman was convicted of stealing $1100 worth of stamps 23 years ago.
Murray's interview of Brightman was followed by a plea for understanding from Ms Hanson who made no mention of the 50 or so other WA One Nation candidates thrown into the race.
Votes from the Paul Murray show, which Phil Coorey claims has a viewing audience of 6 in the Qantas Chairmans Lounge, are yet to be counted.
Can viewers look forward to similar appearances from ALP candidates in Melbourne and Sydney?
Now that would be a good show.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Betting the Bishop will be a polo no-show

The corporate bookies don't seem to have a market yet on the weekend's major political event but the money at the Portsea Hotel tonight suggests Julie Bushop will be a no-show at the annual polo. The boys at the very upmarket hotel think the Foreign Minister will squib it after the flack this week about charging taxpayers for her appearance money last year. Most of the $1000 put on the bar supporting the "no appearance you Worship" case remained un-taken at closing time.

From last year's official video record - having a happy time
And there was a penetrating political interview

Personally, the Owl reckons the locals have got it wrong. Ms Bishop likes a fashionable day out and is smart enough to have a proper formal meeting in Melbourne on Friday to legitimately cover the airfare from Perth. Stay at the residence of her regular escort and no need to claim any expenses for mixing with the rich and famous at the weekend. Nothing for those kill joy journalists to get their knickers in a knot over then.

A political singalong: If you knew Sussie

The Owl is introducing a new feature as he gets into the swing of a new political year - the political singalong. And who better to honour first up than:

To do the honours and lead the chorus we have

Sing along with Eddie.

I have got a sweetie known as Susie,
In the words of Shakespeare, "She's a wow!".
Though all of you
May know her too,
I'd like to shout right now;

If you knew Susie
Like I know Susie,
Oh, oh, oh what a girl!
There's none so classy
As this fair lassie,
Oh, oh, oh my goodness what a chassis!

We went riding, she didn't balk;
>From the country,
I'm the one that had to walk!
If you knew Susie
like I know Susie,
Oh, oh what a girl!

Susie has a perfect reputation,
No-one ever saw her on a spree!
Nobody knows
Where Susie goes,
Nobody knows but me!

If you knew Susie
Like I know Susie,
Oh, oh, oh what a girl!
She wears long tresses
And nice tight dresses,
Oh, oh, what a future she possesses!

Out in public, how she can yawn;
In a parlour, you would think the war was on!
If you knew Susie
Like I know Susie,
Oh, oh what a girl!

She'll spend Sunday morniong praising The Lord,
But on Monday, she's as dizzy as a Ford!
If you knew Susie
Like I know Susie,
Oh, oh what a girl!

I had a moustache, and trained it like a pup,
She's got such hot lips, she kissed it once and burned it up!
If you knew Susie
Like I know Susie,
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh , what a girl!

(Transcribed by Peter Akers - April 2011)

Andrew Bolt and his flat world atmospheric temperatures

My quick piece of googling research this morning throws this up as the last reference by Andrew Bolt to global temperatures being stable:
the biggest controversy right now is the one even the latest IPCC report had to address: why the world hasn’t warmed as the climate models predicted. Atmospheric temperatures have remained flat for at least 15 years.
Perhaps it is time for him to give us an update.
 To my eyes there does not seem to be anything "flat" about this graph.