Jan 29, 2014
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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.
“mixed feelings” about WMD…whaaaat, so in some respects they’re a good thing?
“Perception”? Why should Indonesia take exception to Cosgrove getting this gig – would we give a rat’s if Bashir got something similar?
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.
“Bastardisation”? Isn’t that what Toady’s Knot is doing to the country?
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).
PS: Can anyone join the sneering leftists club, or do we actually have to, you know, sneer sinisterly?
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.
“Toady Ho!”? …. speaking of witch … anyone tried on “Media briefs” toady?
“indigenes” not “indigines”.