tip off

I did my best, mate.

GovernorGeneralMrsPeterCosgrove

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  • 1
    Andybob
    Posted Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    There is absolutely no chance of any Indonesian politician confecting outrage at this appointment to garner domestic support at our expense. That sort of thing only happens in Australia.

  • 2
    zut alors
    Posted Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    mixed feelings” about WMD…whaaaat, so in some respects they’re a good thing?

  • 3
    klewso
    Posted Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Perception”? Why should Indonesia take exception to Cosgrove getting this gig - would we give a rat’s if Bashir got something similar?

  • 4
    drmick
    Posted Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Major Mistake? We hope he has kept his Privates in line? He knows Rear Admiral Funny Business-Jones & Petty Orificers Hardly and Blurt are on his side so that is a bad thing right there. He is an obvious choice as the other Queens representative for Operation Insult the Pacific Rim and has already shot at a lot of them.
    The Kredlin has spoken, and, as usual the answer was bring in the military. Look out Toyota employees.

  • 5
    klewso
    Posted Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Sorry :
    “Bastardisation”? Isn’t that what Toady’s Knot is doing to the country?

  • 6
    rhwombat
    Posted Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    I like the new, corgi-friendly version of Bucket-Boy’s bark: “poop occurs!”. It has much the same function as the term “Gardyloo!” had in the ‘Ald Toon’ of Edinburgh, or the cry of “Fewmets! Tally Ho!” (lovely term AR - beautiful plumage).

  • 7
    rhwombat
    Posted Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    PS: Can anyone join the sneering leftists club, or do we actually have to, you know, sneer sinisterly?

  • 8
    Zeke
    Posted Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Something similar, Inspector Klewso?

    Indonesia doesn’t have any position similar to our G-G.

    Unlike Australia, Indonesia is a republic, a country in its own right, with a real President as its head of state.

    Australia is just a dag hanging off the 4rse-end of the British Monarchy. Our head of state resides in Buckingham Palace, England (or Balmoral castle). Indonesia has a president. We have a Governor-General, a satrap representing our colonial rulers,

    We had the chance to dump our colonial past, but the government under John Winston Howard conspired with Labor to present a minimal change where the politicians, not the people, choose our president. Of course it failed. Howard then proclaimed that the Australian people voted against a republic.

    So, presently, Abbott has appointed a former military general to cut ribbons and make non-political speeches at public schools and old people’s homes, to head charities and crochet little doilies and stuff.

    Great work, Australia.

  • 9
    klewso
    Posted Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Toady Ho!”? …. speaking of witch … anyone tried on “Media briefs” toady?

  • 10
    Steve Gardner
    Posted Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    indigenes” not “indigines”.

  • 11
    drmick
    Posted Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    I like the thought of that Distillery Tour Firdo. Cigareets and Whusky and wild wild speedwells; they’ll drive you crazy, they’ll give you saddle sores. We automatically become steering leftists.

  • 12
    paddy
    Posted Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    So gentle, so respectful, so lacking in anything that could be
    even *vaguely* called libellous.

    That’s a magnificent, ticking clusterbomb of a cartoon FD.

    P.S. Hopefully, you’ll be safely hidden in that funny foreign island down south when it goes off.

  • 13
    AR
    Posted Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Off with the ovaries, back to basics with soldiers & judiciary (after that unfortunate biz with a Lord Spiritual). Ya know where ya are with a bloke.

  • 14
    drmick
    Posted Thursday, 30 January 2014 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    Its nice to see Firsty recognising Tassie. Geographically and anatomically, it provides a marker for where to the stick the suppository of knowledge and his cabinet.If it is not the office of the ages most read columnist,you can definitely see it from there.

  • 15
    klewso
    Posted Tuesday, 4 February 2014 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Zeke - similar “aspirational epitome”.

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