Monthly Archives: March 2016

Easter 1

Rachel Kohn’s Easter show had its usual waking gentleness – how Christianity is about forgiveness, footwashing and communal rejoicing and nothing to do with the burning down of the castles of the capitalists – and as enjoyable in its usual way.

And it seems to me there is no point in this religion at all. It starts, like infancy, with a sense of obligation to our betters, and goes from there. It starts with our need to pay back. And what do we owe for being here? And if this is our obligation, what does it mean? Further questions on this might be asked in the course of the day.

After Sinodinos

Sindinos has devastated – again – some Central Coast MPs and Baird – again – has declared the NSW Liberal Party must ‘take its medicine’.

This is at the same time as the Man Monis enquiry has shown the police in that State are a pack of wackers, and they could have been killed while they bickered and misremembered history.

It shows that Baird, the smartest operator among them, is not in his perfect mind and leaves us wondering is any intelligence left in that party room now Robb and MacFarlane are gone. And where the intelligence, in numbers over fifty, has gone.

Is Sinodinos smart enough? Turnbull seems not to be. Morrison certainly isn’t. You wouldn’t ask Dutton to coax a cat out of a tree.

Or if Turnbull knows what he is doing through April. I would have thought so. But he seems to have lost the thread.

It was perhaps forever thus, and exactly like this in the Turnbull Reich and the Republican movement, like this when he was first Opposition Leader.

Day by day he seems sillier and sillier.

And we will see what we shall see.

Last Thoughts

I’m having more tests today. My blood count has gone has gone up and my liver count may be getting dangerous. If it can’t be turned around I may have weeks to live.

It’s probably worthwhile assessing where things are at politically.

Morgan, the accurate one, has Labor on 50.5 and either tied or winning narrowly. Turnbull’s contempt for Morrison and his repudiation of the need for a surplus, ever, and his retention of Abbott’s worst policies, and Abbott taking credit for them, show how poor a politician he is and how little control he has of the rabble underneath him. There has to be scandal of sorts, or a stuff-up, three times a week. Is this enough to put Shorten over the line? Perhaps. Perhaps.

It were good if there were a Nauru scandal that engulfed Dutton, or Morrison. Or Brandis’s office for letting Man Monis through the wire.

There is a ‘mad dog’ thing about Turnbull. His need to be too clever by half.

If I live till July 2 I may see the end of him.

Time will tell.


Am alive, narrowly.

More to come.