posted on December 15, 2011 at 5:12 pm

minister for greedy-ness


good on ya politicians of arstralia

nice work on yer pay rise

the minimum was $40, 000 a year raise

but some lucky lazy shiny bums got a pay rise of $200,000 a year

yep they were sure worth the extra four grand a fucking week…easy…!!

of course they all a-greed they should get a raise

of course they should

those incredible clever wonderful people

where would we be without em?

juliar gillhead  now gets more than obama…but shes worth it..

so charismatic so full of leadership and wisdom…

ha ha











50 Responses to “naked unabashed avarice but what would you expect a politician to do?”

  1. avatar
    Stewart | 15 December 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    I concur.

    One day we’ll have leaders we can follow
    Public servants worthy of the name
    They’ll strive to do what’s best
    They won’t feather their own nest
    And their super schemes will never be the same

    You might not believe it, you might not believe
    You might say that it’s a bleeding heart I wear upon my sleeve
    I’m not saying that it’s destiny, I’m not saying that it’s fate
    But the alternative’s too sad to contemplate

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 15 December 2011 at 8:17 pm #

      Im sorry Stewart, though it is wonderful in your heart to have dreams, the ultimate problem is Good begins with the same letter as Greed. As species we take and pillage. The past almost always dictates the future. Martin Luther King was on to something, outside of the rambling and rants of politicians and the wealthy private sector and they took him, took his life way before his true time, his true test was at hand. A non- politician gathering peacefully all walks of life to empower them that there is a better alternative to the way we all were living. They took his life. Along with the others who rose and stood on the mountain and raised their voices to be heard. This is our history, sadly, history dictates the future. I love your zest for a belief in something better, something to change. But I do not know where u preside, it will never happen in the states. The ONLY thing that ail change the world, change all of us, is when the day arrives that you, me, all of us go to ‘log’ in and it is no more. That will become man’s greatest challenge in all the history of histories. Living, surviving, without the great all encompassing -WWW.whatever. That will be mankind’s final test, the monster we created may in turn bite the master and the outcome will be catastrophic.

      Darrin K.

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      Belfrank | 16 December 2011 at 2:18 am #

      It has to be said – so thanks for saying it.
      Servants of themselves and the super rich for the most part these days.
      I have no faith in politicians. Democracy has been hi-jacked by avaricious fools.
      Karl Wallinger nailed it on World Party’s Ship of Fools about 25 years ago.
      “Avarice and greed are gonna drive you over the endless see. You’re gonna pay tomorrow”
      It’s bad now – God help our kids.

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    thetimebeing | 15 December 2011 at 6:21 pm #


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    hellbound heart | 15 December 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    …….and this comes on the heels of various spending cuts
    surprise surprise that the opposition didn’t oppose the wage increase

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    andy | 15 December 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    same thing world-wide!
    self-serving shithouses……

    hey!….thanks for the birthday wishes on FB,
    and a bonzer day to you too cobber.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 16 December 2011 at 11:53 pm #

      Happy Be-lated Birthday…Mr. Lee !!!

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    Boriah | 15 December 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    Well, I must say I´m a politician, and I am also rich, but I dont see a clear connection between these two facts.

  6. Kraig
    Kraig | 15 December 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    Shit, don’t get me started Steve…these bastards know good and well that they have full power and can give themselves a raise and also raise taxes on the people while complaining how bad the World Economy is!? WTF? Same goes in this country…our politicians make too damn much too. Considering when this country started our politicians didn’t make squat, matter o fact they were afraid of the United Kingdom and did more work than these lazy bums to suppress it and do something for our people than they do nowadays for 300x the wage!? WTF is right!? I’ll never understand why our leaders give money to corporations, banks, raise their own wages, (when this is what they fought against 200+ years ago!!!!) and hope that the economy will repair itself when they could have given that 7trillion in this country alone to all 311,800,000 people in the U.S. that would be alot of dough to put back into the economy! Hell, the populaton of the world is 6.8 billion…so if the United States and other countries (Australia inc) gave each person in the World part of that 7 Trillion+AUS Money we(they) just spent (even closer to 9 Trillion+)…the World would have some serious money to spend and put back into the World Economy…go figure. Greedy Ass Bastards is what they all are! We should ALL RISE UP and star this rebellion together!

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 15 December 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    Occupy Australia ???? Well, the fine people of all ages and races have gathered in many major cities across my great ‘land o the free, home of the brave’. At first – for awhile, they were the center of the news media …sadly now they don’t even appear in ours newspapers or on the telly anymore. The ‘people’ in the states do not have a voice as many around the world believe we do. They, in their correct beliefs, are peacefully demonstrating, which thankfully has not colored our streets red with blood like so many other gatherings and demonstrations across this globe. We ‘elect’ these officials who campaign with smiles and hand shakes loaded with empty broken promises. Than when they gain office, they keep us all at arms length with scorn on their faces and lies bleeding out from their bodies. They become what we ‘tried’ to replace in the first place. I believe public officials, all of them, should earn fair honest wages- the set average wage of their constituents. Not, take their oaths of office and raid the golden castle as they all feel entitled to do.

    I remember over time that one subject that you felt a bit taboo to discuss was politics on your blog because, like religion, a backlash may stir and sizzle. But killer- reading the passion and knowing that I am sitting here with my lovely family watching as an ‘election’ quickly nears feel that the importance of how you personally feel about ANY topic should never stop you from voicing your opinion. The only advice I can give is please try and ‘edit’ the responses that may come flooding your way before you post them. They may enrage some people and the fireside chat can quickly become a raging blaze. But super kudos to you on taking a stand and speaking your mind.

    That’s just another reason why you are admired the way you are. You don’t take, you give. Hell, Steve- you probably would have been a great politician. But would temptation have overcome you, overcome us all, when we opened the doorways and saw the glitter and sparkle of the golden fleece. I really don’t know. We have free will, yet bad decisions sometimes overwhelm our lives. I will protect, love, and provide for my family in the very best way I can. Sadly, that is really all I can do.

    Much love on ya killer-How areas gonna get Izzy on American radio????

    Darrin K.

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    sharon daniel | 15 December 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    Don’t normally swear but it’s a fucking abomination. Totally agree with you 100%. What’s happening with the world?

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    Sonny | 15 December 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    $40 000 a year pay rise? That’s really quite impressive!

    That’s almost exactly double what I get on the disability pension – for a year…


  10. avatar
    Bernadette Keys | 15 December 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    Nothing like an sk rant….

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 15 December 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    As everyone reads this passage, please remember that even though u will formulate an opinion as that I am a crackpot or nutjob . But read it anyways and look at your life, the lives of your loved ones and clear your minds and truly THINK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES, PROBABILITIES AND OUTCOME(S).

    As Y2K put fear into the hearts and minds of so many…so many swing for the ‘crash’. I experienced it firsthand. I worked for a company that DID have major problems and took more than a week to resolve. Now, look at society – all human living…breathing societies and ask yourselves: Am I/are we prepared if WWW ceases to exist on the ultimate grand scale.
    Everything, and I mean and include everything is assisted or controlled by computers and ultimately the web. Electricity, heat, air conditioning, water, plumbing, financial institutions, travel, …fucking everything is reliant on computers and the web. And if/when it disappears it will feel as if the sun will never rise again. Humanity as we know it will never be the same.
    I prepared that week, up to and including today and the future. My wife thought I was nuts but now she thanks me and knows I have been right all along, I have multiple degrees and a masters degree in fucking history.
    I am in a constant state of preparation. I, over the past 11+ years have stock piled non-perishable foods, water, toilet paper,paper towels, medical supplies, propane, atches and lighter, built a fire pit, gathered wood, many flashlights of all shapes and sizes, all batteries of all shapes and sizes, bicycles for transportation, cash money-though it will probably serve no purpose, firearms-ammo, knives and trained my son and wife how to protect themselves and the family, radios with cd players because ‘the church’ will b the sountrack, boardgames, battery powered HAM radio, buckets to dispose of bodily waste in the large yard, fruit and vegetable seeds to hopefully grow room because dried noodles will probably get tiresome to eat, twinkles-those fuckers will last many lifetimes, books-encyclopedias to continue to educate my youngest, flares for emergencies, blankets and blankets and blankets because winter in the midwest can be harsh, non-water soap- toothpaste and other bodily essentials and actually much more to list. I can sustain my families survival for at least 18 months-2 years, on my own…on our own.
    Now, you read this and are saying to yourselves…that dude is fucking crazy, well guess what people…I just may be. This all cost me around $15 dollars a week to do, and I am still doing it. My fucking garment looks like a food pantry. But its a big house. And it will certainly help to past the time with music, and multiple acoustic guitars. My wife will finally pick one up and start strumming which will cause my son and I to break down and laugh. Now, as you create your lists of things that you thought I forgot- forget about it…I haven’t listed everything anyways.

    Its actually quite simple. Even though I live in a constant star of chronic pain with insomnia, I love my family so dearly that survival and preparation became the ultimate endeavor. Now, when I shop, I just keep adding a bit here and there. Water being the most essential- and batteries.

    Im not shouting from the rooftop: “the end is near” or walking around with a poorly made sign, no folks- I am a realist. In the Checz republic and in other parts of the world it is a known fact that computer hackers are attempting to design the ultimate ‘worm’ , the one that will infiltrate all computers, ultimately creating one super computer with its only purpose to shut down the web and technology as a whole. Look at your lives and their necessities to the computer and its counterparts. Than as yourselves…how and can/if you would be able to survive and provide for how long. My father taught me in his grand lessons of wisdom, love and protect your self and your family…and for the past 11+ years and future …that’s what I will most definitely do.

    Yeah, killer- your music (church and solo) will be the soundtrack …that doesn’t change much from what it is in my home today. My little angel Kristina was trying to sing ‘Happenstance’ the other day and we all just laughed are asses off because it came out as ” Have-a-dance”.

    Darrin K.

  12. avatar
    Wilfred Paradise | 15 December 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    Vote for Willie Nelson

  13. avatar
    . | 15 December 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    mr. george bailey kept the right state of mind
    even when he and mr. potter had all those terrible fights
    for the plight of the common man and woman is more than divine
    it’s essential to balance the tilt of this fallen world, time
    and time again history has proven that riches rob us of the sublime
    and elevate humankind into that strata of condescending pride
    where we classify one another and mistreat them most unkindly
    all ye kings and queens, politicians, keepers of mortal time
    forget not those who toil and struggle on your behalf, remind
    yourself that without them, you wouldn’t have a wonderful life
    so live up to your responsibilities and live not a lie…

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    bigbopper | 16 December 2011 at 1:44 am #

    Here in the U.S. we have our dear leader giving hundreds of millions of dollars to his friends and contributors for ‘green’ companies etc that are always guaranteed to fail. Right out in the open. And if you question it you are branded a racist. Down with all of them!

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    eekie | 16 December 2011 at 2:34 am #

    Wow. That is pretty freaking brazen…even for politicians.

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    busting | 16 December 2011 at 2:41 am #

    heard from a NZlnder while having a conversation with an Irishman… of which both were talking how they hated Auz’ government; though later it was informed that NZ’s govt recently allowed off-shore drilling of their beautiful shores… (big bucks in excuse to recoup from the earthquakes(?) so you wonder…), that info being exposed into perceived threats by our world’s govt officials (in Auz too as well as…) to put the screws on the lot for their receipts of special interest monies and insider trading tips… too much being found out, so to cover their nests in lieu of the monies they’d be losing otherwise (on their previous ventures), they immediately upped their salaries in advance of funds drying out… so they’d stay even if ever they were held to the other fire. not just Auz… they’re just quicker to compensate themselves than the rest. here? the O has signed in basically, “martial law” in advance of our own’s further government salary increases… by executive power, he signed that the feds can hold not only foreigners but now also citizens indefinitely… without ever a charge laid… so in a way, O is just a better pre-planner in some ways still than your guys/gals — if they need to get rid of the occupiers (“99% protesters”). and it all keeps making me quietly think of a town by a castle and an ancient indian hotspring way up to the north in the middle of the coasts on the divide — gotta love that dudley fairytale.

  17. avatar
    busting | 16 December 2011 at 2:49 am #

    sorry — I forgot: “hang on nell, I’ll save you!” (I love that line!!!)

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    captain mission | 16 December 2011 at 5:15 am #

    it’s fucked, saturday night – my friend mindy visited the avalon rsl for a charity bash to raise cash for cancer, someone pulls out a spliff (not me) and the riot squad arrived in force and started a massive punch up with their clubs and pepper spray, she got sprayed and most of the people there got bashed by them. unbelievable.

    lets’s face it we are the new cash crop feeding our own governments who waste money and resources on unimaginative and obscene vampyrism. unfortunately the population are to plugged into intravenous plasmic soap operas, booze, sports, and gossip mags, half asleep and comatose to even put up a fight.

    we are in the animal farm

    • avatar
      Stewart | 16 December 2011 at 10:44 pm #

      One day we’ll have policeman who are honest
      They’ll obey the laws we pay them to apply
      They won’t use excessive force
      They’ll tell the truth of course
      They’ll do their jobs and find no need to lie

      You might not believe it…

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    Brian | 16 December 2011 at 6:15 am #

    Anyone who ever shows the slightest inclination to enter politics should be banned from entering it for the rest of their life. We should have a system like jury duty, where a cross section of real people (scientists, brick-layers, artists etc) run the country they live in, not career politicians.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 16 December 2011 at 11:09 pm #

      What a brilliant idea… I have never heard that one before. The problem is that the government calls us to serve for them and 9/10 are possible outcomes are predecided before we even get to hear the case and sadly…that’s probably how it would eventually work. But that is a great concept.

  20. Kraig
    Kraig | 16 December 2011 at 7:48 am #

    Hey Steve…you can delete or ignore the comment I made earlier, nonetheless it makes no difference, just political nonsense which gets us nowhere unless we group together and rebel. What does make a difference is that I’m listening to “After Everything Now This” after 10 years…and I’m tripping without drugs here now that I’m drug free, except an occasional beverage now and then, so…my Cat Cosmo has been sick lately in 2011 and back in 2002 he traveled with me to Phoenix, AZ USA back in 2002 (adopted him in 2001) and this album played the whole wayz along with Love & Rockets, Neil Young, John Denver, Modern English, Psychedelic Furs, Beatles, other stuff’ola, just to name a few, etc… (Rocky Mountain High because we were driving through the Rockies! right)…I remember passing through Oklahoma and Cosmo got antsy, looked up at me with his Cosmic Green Eyes, so I put him on a leash at a rest stop, and this OLD Lady said “nice little doggie you have there!” then turned and said “that isn’t a doggie, hnow do you walk him as such!?’ Cosmo is just like that , a little doggie, a kid, listens, walks with you, wondering all the time, greeting everyone, big green eyes open. always wondering about everyone everywhere. LOL, so we rested a bit, went on and traveled from Saint Louie, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, through New Mexico, Flagstaff, AZ, and then to the Arizona state line and a big whopping tear came to my eye, Cosmo looked gazed too..looking at my little friend beside me traveling with me for so long just him and I, he suddenly ‘GOT IT’, unlike SO many others DO NOT GET, travel, air, sunsets, sunrises, sand, desert, music, struggling for survival, etc… listening to the “After Everything” album…and then again another Church song relating to his situation in Cosmo’s life at that time and situation…just too good to believe and relate again..we can relate every year you guys bring out an album, that’s freaking’ awesome, how many other bands can contend to that…but good ole Cosmo just laid back and enjoyed the smooth ride till Phoenix & while I flipped CDs back and forth, but ‘THE’ one CD caught us again & again…a time in our life while it sucked n I thought it might get good! Long story short, my job there lasted 6 months short because it i had a bad DICKHEAD supervisor that knocked on my bathroom door when I was going to the bathroom…but I also made some lifelong friends with other cool’bee’s. I remember working at my computer desk while my Supervisor came in later at 11am everyday while he actually wanted me there at 530am’ish (torture control!) and I got there @ usually at 6am’ish and he yelled at me fur being late…LOL g’damn slave factory, I remember one time calling off work telling him my kitty Cosmo wasn’t’ feeling good (he really wasn’t) but Dickhead supervisor didn’t believe me…so I drove toward work listening to your album while “Invisible” came up and just turned around going home feeling sick and homesick and concerned for my little Cosmo. I got home in my dump little studio apt the size of a kitchen sink, with my computer on the counter, fold out bed like Welcome Back Kotter, hide a bed sled, and Cosmo was hiding under the bed after I put it out. He wasn’t feeling good….so wasn’t I, either, 120 degrees. We then gave it another 5 months, homesick, got coffee, vet, supplies, threw the whole homestead in the car, cru-zed on down the highway and made it back to the good ole Midwest Saint Louie here…gave a sigh of relief and breathed. I’ve been with him now still for 11 years now and has Lymphoma Cancer found out in April this year A.D Best Bud, get that! Just like that when you think he’ll be around for another 10 years additional to the 10 he’s given me already, where did the 9 Lives Go!?…just the song “Radiance” explains it all really. WE drove home to our little covey hole in the Midwest USA South City Saint Louie Town and cuddled up to ‘memories’ of the trip and to ‘After Everything Now This’..hence the title. Now in hindsight, thinking about it I wish little Cosmo wouldn’t have hit his head against that shiny mirrored bathtub running blindly while I surfed for the best fiends i could find her at The Time Being, and listened to “Radiance” & “Seen It Coming”…but me however wish i could have never seen it coming…nonetheless, here’s to a 10 Year Milesone & Cheers to “After Everything Now This!

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 16 December 2011 at 11:03 pm #

      Kraig- I am so glad you shared that. Tears welled up in my eyes. Iv read it 3 times. I so miss my Raz and Taylor. Over 17 years in our lives. Almighty, please give onto KRAIG the strength to do what is right when that time arrives, and please let it not be soon. They, are furry friends on fours inherently offer unconditional love from their birth- we are so gratefully for that. Your strength and resolve is impressive Kraig. If humans, as species could discover and unlock that gene at birth and for it to grow and prosper thru out our given lives, maybe just maybe, we would love and care for each all- unconditionally instead of what has evidently become the alternative. Love is a 4 letter word, yet so many other 4 and more letter words have become the norm in our existence.
      As I mentioned before in another comment. Steve, you took a risk, a great one, in initiating a conversation of this subject and, so far, has turned out well. I just wonder how many you may have had to edit to not truly spill this boiling pot- here is to hope, and hoping none. Please continue your strength Kraig- and power onto you for the grand deed that you have done and continue for Cosmo.

      Darrin K.

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 16 December 2011 at 8:01 am #

    I like to personally thank Rajani for her professionalism and service. Rajani processed my 2 shirt order and it took only 9 days to arrive from Bondi to Chicago.
    She is most graciously the true definition of a
    ‘diamond gem’

    Thank you Steve
    and thank you Rajani.

    Everyone, please visit the new church web site and store. You will not be disappointed – only tantalized !!!


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    Anonymous | 16 December 2011 at 8:02 am #


    Sorry to hear this is happening there in Aussie, the states are in the smae boat and people are rising up but not enough to get the attention they deserve/need. Here the politicians are in bed with the Wall street bankers and we pay to watch the show. They get rich, we get fucked and pay for it all the same. Change is needed everywhere and we need to demand more from our leaders instead they just take it.

    Sad times indeed, thanks for the music though it takes me away from this madness.


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    Judith Miller | 16 December 2011 at 8:46 am #

    Absolutely! How can they look at themselves in the mirror. Abysmal

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    That Girl | 16 December 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I was talking to some friends the other day about the state of affairs of our politations. The blame game on both sides is appalling, they do not deserve my vote. I come from a long line of Labor voters but sadly our Prime Minister has made in my view , some poor choices of late. I could not vote for Tony Abbott on any given Sunday. So for the first time in my adult life I will not be voting in the coming elections. Women before me fought for the right to have the vote and I feel I am letting them down . I have to live by my decision and it saddens me so.This last chapter of pay rises only confirms that I have made the right choice. Hopefully one day I will again respect the canditate that will repersent me in government .I do still see the world through the view that the glass is half full !

    • avatar
      Cocoamo | 17 December 2011 at 8:46 am #

      I think the saying is?

      “We all want the best man to win. Unfortunately, he never runs.”

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    Philster | 16 December 2011 at 11:12 am #

    As a young man I had aspirations to be a politician…no longer…start marching peoples and throw the lot out…but hang on they are saying they work 70 hours a week…more like parrot what their told for 70 hours a week.

    Dr P

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    Anonymous | 16 December 2011 at 11:45 am #


    It’s exacty the same sh*t over here in the United States. Congresscritters continually giving themselves raises. Don’t get me started! Doh! Too late!

  27. avatar
    The Sign of Fire | 16 December 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    All these are servants to deceitful men.

    The Two Gentlemen of Verona
    act 2 scene 7

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    hippy | 16 December 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Aliens, UFO’s, Global Warming, Pole Shift, Solar Flares–these are not what will destroy the world. It’s the POLITICIANS and their arrogance n’ greed.

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    mattyc | 16 December 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    There is no representation anymore
    there is only greed.
    Greed for your vote, greed for your money, for land, for oil,
    for whatever the fuck the other guy has.
    Greed for power.
    The politician is interested only in self preservation, self perpetuation, historical glorification.
    We have the power to affect change, but it will come at a painful price and one, I think, that most of us are not willing to pay…

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    zuma | 17 December 2011 at 8:12 am #

    our mayor in chicago just retired, he now sits on the board of coca cola, a sweet deal.

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    Ingrid | 17 December 2011 at 8:46 am #

    It is absolutely disgusting that they give themselves that rise for Christmas when the rest of the country is struggling. They are so overpaid anyway and I heard JG gets paid more than Obama. Their short term greed is at the rest of the countries expense.

    I enjoyed your comments about it at Newcastle Thursday night.

    Cheers xxx

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    mattyc | 17 December 2011 at 11:40 am #

    I am largely ignorant of Australian politics but, from what I have read,it seems that Peter Garrett is a prime example of an activist with dissident views who has moderated, disconnected and assimilated.
    For even the best intentioned, it is hard to stay on message and resist the seduction of power. They may feel the necessity to ‘play the game’to achieve an end, but ultimately the game plays them.

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    ASSMIDGET | 17 December 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    The OWS folk rose up here in the states. Getting the shit beat of them all over youtube. Thursday our gov just passed the “defense authorization act” allowing “terrorist suspects” including American citizens to be arrested, detained forever without charges or trial… forever! audios america

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      ASSMIDGET | 17 December 2011 at 4:11 pm #

      p.s. Obama turned out to be a ripe piece of poo poo. Change?? we meant we wanted our freedom back and no more bullying, not the other way

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      Anonymous | 18 December 2011 at 8:24 pm #

      and Halliburton has been put in charge to subcontract the building of multiple detention camps in every state (one of the reasons we pulled out of Iraq)… and after the first no private citizens can buy gold as investment any further; and they are working on disallowing private citizens from purchasing agricultural “seeds” of any kind — turns out we should have voted for Hillary, not so much for her, but because we would’ve gotten Bill back. See, this is all our own faults too. I guess he was just such a fancy man with perfect words (but everyone forgot to check his actual record… that not so good and his past has stayed his current way to get things done… even if it’s bad what he does). Maybe next time, huh?

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    Anonymous | 17 December 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    just plain disgusting but of course no surprise here
    have to admit my ignorance of oz politics as well beyond most general
    was following news on mm’s recovery more closely though

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    bc | 18 December 2011 at 12:34 am #

    support Wikileaks
    happy birthday whistle-blower Bradley Manning (24

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    davem | 18 December 2011 at 4:03 am #

    A most unkilbeylike blog. Have you been hacked SK?
    Politicians? I’m sure this rabble we’ve got in power are worse than yours!

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    Umberto Ledfooti | 18 December 2011 at 7:45 am #

    I guess this post explains the passionate way you did “Chaos” at the Enmore last night: “…everybody hates the bastards in power / but their pill is sugar coated…”

    Especially when they’re doing their own coatings.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 18 December 2011 at 4:54 pm #

      My favorite church song of all time !!!

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    Anonymous | 18 December 2011 at 9:15 am #

    Morning sk,

    Went to the gig last nite at the Enmore. What a strange nite it turned out to be, with its highs n lows. Was there a full moon and argy bargy with the band going on?

    Badly organised. The tickets said it was to start at 7.00pm. Turned up on time amd doors were closed people on door didn’t know what time it was supposed to start, said ask someone at the bar. Did and they said 7.30pm. Able to go in before 7.30pm and then waited till 7.55pm for band to come on stage. No-one seemed to know what was happening. Turned out there was time for a support band.

    Did enjoy the gig though, except for the inevitable yah hoos in crowd. Surprised it was Marty who yelled SHUT UP (expected it to be u) but good on ya for switching off. U were well into the zone.

    Thought the band sounded on fire, just gelled together,all the years of practice certainly shone through, to make it appear effortless which obviously it wasn’t. As well as some songs that were favourites including Ripple and Reptile there were quite a few ones played that are joining the ever growing list. Saw cameras there, hoping the long awaited dvd may be on the horizon, a compilation of Church gigs maybe.

    The dampener on the nite came aferwards. It was a rip-off buying Premium tickets which supposedly included a meet and greet with the band. Turned out to be a free for all, could have got cheaper tickets. The thing that really ruined it was at the signing table. One of the band members was very rude to my friend. In case u don’t know she and I have been long term Church fans, have gone to all the local gigs and supported the band by buying merch etc. I didn’t hear exactly what was said as I was trying to get something signed, but could hear him yelling at her, then I was also yelled out when I asked for something to be signed. Could not believe it, I didn’t really care as I have more important things to worry about but she certainly did and was in tears. Then another band member who I had always found to be a bit aloof, turned out to be the nicest and most concerned person. Wow, my opinion of him has certainly changed (for the better).
    She told me later that she doesn’t want to go to any more Church gigs after what happened. I am trying to convince her that his behavour was totally out of character and a one off thing (hopefully). Only time will tell, but if she decides to not go to another Church gig I will have to back her and not go as well. Hopefully this will not be the case.

    Could not see NK there, so presume she had to mind the kids. Wishing u, NK and all the girls a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

    Bah Humbug!!!!

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    Lady Di | 18 December 2011 at 10:51 am #

    I’m reading Billy Thorpe’s book at the moment. Back in the early days at Surf City they loved their fans and treated them accordingly. Even Mick Jagger was such a gentleman and so nice and humble and respectful.
    Not like you lot. You didn’t even know who I was! And the rest of you were so rude!
    Meet and greet???!!! What a farce!

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    Once | 19 December 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    What do politicians do? Other than walk around with a big target on their back (that would be rather disconcerting), they basically just sit around and talk about how to get away with making the rich richer while keeping the citizens in the dark. The rest of their time is spent solicitng funds from those same rich people ti keep their own coffers lined. That’s how it is in America. I can’t believe what the “right” have come up with as an alternative to our current Prez. Are they even serious?! The “debates” are like Saturday Night Live skits…they are their own spoof.

    And I hate when they refer to us as “the American people”. Not sure why it annoys me so much – it’s just horribly divisive from the rest of the world, and yet lumps us into a group where we would all seemingly want the same thing. Not true. I don’t want to be labled. I’m “a person”. Hell, more often than not, I’d rather pretend I’m Canadian. Eh?

    Oh well. Bye bye Kim Jong Il, could be worse, I guess.

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