“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”


DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)


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22 February 2012

RUDD OPENS KEVVIE FIRE ON SHOPPIES


Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was deposed by current Prime Minister Julia Gillard, a palace coup driven by the "Shoppies", a trade union composed mainly of members who work for the Coles v. Woolworths duopoly which not only controls the Australian wine and liquor business, but a great deal of Australia's food, and hires and fires Prime Ministers and state Premiers at whim, with no reference to the voting populace.  Heavy Kevvie just quit, an hour ago, his Foreign Minister position in Washington DC, of all places, and will return to Australia to sit on the back bench and battle to get his old job back.  DRINKSTER reckons the Shoppies will win, but wishes this was a more democratic process.  Kevvie's a bother.  The Australian Labor Party is a wreck.  And Mr. Rabbit, the opposition leader is worse.  What did we do to deserve this?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

she'll be right mate

Anonymous said...

What did you do? You voted them in.

shopped said...

The Godfather had the arrogance to call local ABC radio this morning and say his/their appointment of The Ranga was a good thing.

Anonymous said...

60% on the ABC radio poll are going for Rudd and youd reckon theyd be lefties.

Anonymous said...

"There are no good outcomes for Labor and this won’t be resolved on Monday. It will simply shift to a new phase. The mess created by Bill Shorten, Mark Arbib, Don Farrell, David Feeney and Karl Bitar in June 2010 is so catastrophic it will take some time yet to clean up."

Bernard Keane today on Squatter

Anonymous said...

If Kevvie has opened fire on the shoppies, that doesn't really explain how the vile Nick Champion, who is SDA through and through, resigned as ALP sec and had a very public spew about how mean everyone was being to President Rudd.

Philip White said...

Good point. So who are The Faceless Men if they're not The Godfather and his lot?

Anonymous said...

stuffed if I can figure it out.

it could be that:

a). the faceless men are actually "childless, atheist, ex-communist" women

or

b). the hatred of President Rudd is cross-factional and genuine.

or

c). both of the above.

Philip White said...

... and Habib quits, leaving the Canberra hacks dumbstruck because they didn't see it coming. Surely he's done his job. They even sent their President over to tell us they were gonna put a huge military base on OUR COUNTRY, at Darwin. So if they can ever withdraw from the wreck they've made of the Middle East and finally go to war with China, we're in ... bewdy, Mark!

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/mark-arbib-aka-cia-agent-007-20101209-18q50.html

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