Well it's been a few drinks between posts at the Stump for which we make no excuses. The fact is a lot has been going on of late, some good and some bloody awful.
Still not much has changed, hardliners in Indonesia still carry on like pork chops driven and controlled by various shadows. Corruption is still rampant with the Police Chief very concerned about who released the information that any number of Police Generals have literally untold millions of dollars in their dodgy bank accounts. In a normal world outside of bizarro land, you would think the investigation would focus on how the nasty ones got their greasy hands on so much cash..but nagh!
Meanwhile, the Police in an effort to prove their morality and super crime detection skills detained a B grade Singer and his somewhat attractive girlfriend for filming themselves having sex. Not bad quality, if the Stump may adopt the film critic mode for a moment but lacking plot development. Of course, why the police are so interested in someone's private sex lives speaks volumes about their priorities or lack of them.
Speaking of Police Chief’s one of the cheeky buggers, had the gall to say he never took funds from anyone. Which the Stump knows from personal experience is a blatant LIE, every couple of years the Stump is involved in some rather large community activities for the good of the local people. Each and every time such activities are planned, the budget must contain a significant amount of cash for “Operational Fees” or the permits required are not approved. Seriously, who do they think believes them?
Meanwhile, as was predicted on the Stump over 12 months ago, the serial fraud and the worst Prime Minister (K Rudd) in Australia's History was given the right royal boot by his own party and left friendless with his reputation in tatters.
The mantle of Prime Minister has fallen a Ms Julia Gillard, Australia's first female (to be confirmed)Prime Minister. Famous for her earlobes, the worldest longest nose on a political figure and intimate connections to a litany of failed policies over the past two years, the Australian Labor Party has inexplicably chosen her to lead them to the Federal Election in August this year. Meanwhile a intensive search is on for other Labor Party Ministers who have gone missing after stunning policy failure, some of which actually cost lives. A reward is out for MP Peter "The Home Insulation Policy is a Success not matter who many people scam it and how many untrained people it kills" Garrat. Also keep your eye out for MP Penny "What the hell happened to the ETS and greatest moral challenge of our time, I don't want to go back to just being a lesbian with a chinese name" Wong.
And in the interests of the upcoming election..
For those of you who have never travelled to the Australia and for those Australian's (?) who have never ventured out of the city cattle guards (grids) are horizontal steel rails placed at fence openings in dug-out places in the roads adjacent to highways (sometimes across highways). The purpose is to prevent cattle from crossing over that area. For some reason the cattle will not step on the "guards," probably because they fear getting their feet caught between the rails.
A few months ago, Kevin Rudd received and was reading a report that there were over 10,000 cattle guards in NSW & Queensland. Graziers had protested his proposed changes in grazing policies, so he ordered the Minister to fire half of the “cattle” guards immediately!!
Before the Minister could respond and presumably try to straighten him out, Minister for Employment Julia Gillard, intervened with a request that…. before any “cattle” guards were fired, they be given six months of retraining.