Monday, March 30, 2009


Some have accused the Indonesian Parasitical Political Class of not having gumption (or perhaps a genetic inability to feel shame). That would not be the Stump who thinks a democratic nation gets the political class it deserves (one of the downsides of democracy.

Never the less they make good stories, hot on the heels of the Indonesian Health Minsters “jaw dropping” child immunisation conspiracy theory, comes the latest in classic political behaviour at the expense of those who have lost everything as result of disaster when a dam wall collapsed in South West Jakarta. Those utlimately responsible for the welfare of the people bizarrely flocked to the site of their latest abject failure for photo opportunities. Srange creatures indeed!

Reportedly (and based on previous experience, probably accurate) no effective maintenance has been conducted on the dam since the days of the Dutch, yet one piece of government plankton had the nerve to refer to the incident as a “natural disaster”. Natural disaster my great aunts fat arse unless you mean it’s natural to ignore the safety of the people you are supposed to representing as you nose around the trough in search of yet another unearned dollar.

The sheer nerve of Indonesia’s political elite to turn up at the site of such misery and promise aid and assistance after years of neglect lead to this situation is astounding but unfortunately all too common. It is noted this occurred in the same area they had funds to hire people to conduct raids and arrest women deemed “unescorted” but apparently no funs to inspect dam walls?

Speaking a sheer effrontery, the world’s smallest Vice Prez managed to creep the stump out again.’s probably just us here at the stump, but doesn’t he remind you of Chuckie the psycho doll, we have nightmares at the stump about peering under the bed one night and seeing a diminutive, bug eyed, little demonic VP Chuckie, stabbing a steak knife into floor screaming “short time marriages are good for tourism” and “democracy is just a means to an end”.

Sorry we digress. The Stumps recalls gulping (and then laughing) upon reading how a number of political parties were planning to use planes (hired using funds from where..don’t ask). In justification, they had the nerve to state the “ The road and rail infrastructure in many provinces is just too poor to be utilised” No Shit Sherlock..One wonders why!

The Stump can’t help but feel that if every elected and campaigning official was banned from using anything but public transport (and especially no charter planes or siren flashing police escorts) perhaps something might be done about the abysmal state of public transport in this country.

Still in yet another advancement on the “I HAVE NO SHAME” file, Jakartass enlightens us more on who profits from these sleazy little deals. See his Election Fever post and
do pop across and have a read to check out that other piece of fine humanity running for President going under the name of Prabowo, not the Stump's first choice of moniker for the bloke thats for sure..

With some personal experience in Tim Tim, it stuns the Stump how some people can ever look in the mirror in the morning let alone run for public office.

Perhaps it’s time to start an honest party for the people
(But at least we promise to kiss you before we F*CK you)

To be truthful, we might keep Chuckie on. He would be good for a laugh and those dwarf trowing competitions at the post election party.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


YOu would think poor old Indonesia has suffered enough natural disasters and people (?) in authority who leave you gobsmacked with the weird, wacky and/corrupt. However, just when thought it was safe to read a newspaper..

By MARGARET NEIGHBOUR (The Scotsman Newspaper)

INDONESIA'S health minister wants to end vaccinating children against meningitis, mumps and other diseases, because she fears foreign drug companies are using the country as a testing ground. The controversial minister, Siti Fadillah Supari – who first drew widespread attention by boycotting the World Health Organisation's 50-year-old virus sharing system in 2007 – said she wanted scientific proof that injections against illnesses such as pneumonia, chicken pox, flu, rubella and typho
"If not, they have to be stopped," she said, declining to say exactly what that would mean. "We don't want our country to be a testing place for drugs, as has been the case in Africa."

Ms Supari said she still would advocate immunisations against measles, polio, tetanus, hepatitis B and tuberculosis.

Her statement comes as Indonesia struggles to contain outbreaks of preventable childhood illnesses.

Cases of measles, tuberculosis and other diseases have skyrocketed.

The Stump thinks the reporter is being paricularly polite refering to the "Controversial Health Minister". The story is being reported world wide (usually under the wacky news section) and Indonesia takes yet a another leap forward in world opinion. It would be funny if it didn't concern children,s lives...Where on earth do they get these people cannot be easy.

Oh and those of you who value style of substance..don't forget to turn off your lights for an hour tonight to herald Earth Hour (You can sneak out and dump your garbage straight into your nearest river in complete safety then). If you are looking for the Stump..look for the "light on the hill"

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Political Spin

Seeing how its election time..instead of shady no hopers who consider wearing a religious (and totally climate unsuitable head covering) consitutes Political Spin rather than simply sleazy, the Stump would like to introduce this piece of SPIN at its best

Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California, was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Harry Reid's great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889. Both Judy and Harry Reid share this common ancestor.

Harry Reid is the Democratic Leader of the US Senate

Harry Reid

The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows in Montana territory.

On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription: 'Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.'

So Judy recently e-mailed Congressman Harry Reid for information about their great-great uncle.

Believe it or not, Harry Reid's staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:

'Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory . His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad.
In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.'

NOW THAT's how it's done, Folks!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sydney Airport Death

Flash News...

Mayhem erupted at Sydney Airport today resulting in one man's death after a crowd of people finally erupted into violence after been forced to take off their shoes and remove their laptops for the 117th time prior to entering the departure lounge. Doctors said it was only a matter of time before normally rational human beings reacted against this daily insult to their intelligence.

Airport Security Offical Rasamad Wherethehellisbondianyway said "To subject people to this level of insulting treatment day after day in the name of security whilst paying no attention to the very real security risk posed by unchecked multiculturalism was a recipe for disaster, but if you dumb ozzies are stupid enough to give security jobs to unqualified people more fool you"

It has always been the Stump’s opinion that

“Stupid is the ultimate non-prejudicial human trait”

Following the beating to death of a man in Sydney’s Domestic Airport in broad daylight, Premier Nathan Rees, the Premier of New South Wales and home of the most inept government in recent Australian History has brushed off concerns of lax security at Sydney Airport, 24 hours after a man was executed in one of the airport's public terminals.

Say What??????!!!

A man was beaten to death in broad daylight in the major domestic airport in the country and some moron states there is no security problem...The plankton feeders rule again!

Of course, the fact that the security guards at the airport disappeared during the trouble is no surprise. Earning minimum wage and with no training beyond harrassing travellers and tourist does not encourage a real interest in throwing your life on the line when a real security issue arises. The redneck in the Stump yard also questions how much loyalty do you show a country that has been your home for less than couple of years?

The Stump’s last trip to the sunny climes of Australia was a series of trails with barely literate, English as a second language, pompous twits in pretend uniforms demanding to know my purpose in coming to Australia (Have a look on the passport twit, I was born here..yourself?) or demanding “Take off the shoes and remove the laptop from the bag mate in broken english” (Firstly, lets establish some facts..I am not your bloody mate nor ever likely to be!).

Well past the time Australia adopted the Singapore Model, fully armed professionals to provide security instead making peoples safety a part of the English as a second language employment scheme.

The Stump would like to make it clear that no blame should be attached to the “Security” Personnel not should any be inferred. The Stump would be buggered if he was going to front up to 15 (?) odd “men on a mission” for the princely price of the minimum wage rate with all the training of Woolworths bag checker.

What the issue highlights is the complete disaster that occurs when Government bean counters and other morons (Is that redundant terminology?) decide that replacing trained professionals with minimum wage “rent a cops” represents sound security policy.

One dreads to think what would happen if had been Indian Style Murderers instead of “thugs on a mission”

Premier Rees...Please return to planet Earth or return the taxpayer funded wage you are slushing around in.

On a different note...Which island nation has disappeared this week due to rising sea levels and gloabl warming? None...oh bugger me blue and call me Gore.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Been a busy week at the Stump as we are lucky enough to control (like to say own but that’s a subjective point in Indonesia) a nice corner block. At last count 23 different political posters and banners have been consigned to the weekly bonfire (consider it our contribution to global warming).

Thinking of running a sweep on the time between removing the eyesore from private property until some ignorant flog bag decides to desecrate our private property again. Was a hoot yesterday, sat on the porch for two hours drinking a nice cold beer watching these industrious little beavers erect a huge monument to some potential thief’s ego. The look on their faces and howls of protest was music to our ears as the moment they finished we calmly walked down, picked up our prepositioned tools of destruction and produce another 30 minutes of fire food.
NB. The stump probably wouldn’t recommend this course of action unless you are sure about the strength in numbers . People do tend to get a little hot under the collar.

Meanwhile more pieces of filth have been charged in Kalimantan for corruption, in this case stealing millions from funds meant for the poor. Well seeing how Kalimantan (One of the richest, if not the richest province in Indonesia) had a number of children die of malnutrition and neglect over the last 12 months, the stump thinks if justice was fair these filth would be charged with murder not corruption

Speaking of Global Warming or is it Climate Change, the stump has been traveling a bit of late (hence the slackness in blog updates) and is please to report no missing Islands..mmm been six years now since big Al's told me the Maldives could disappear with a decade..should be good surfing over the next four years then.
Anyway the election is coming and don’t forget..