posted on November 17, 2007 at 2:58 am

approaching one million
one million reads
ah its just a figure
a good figure
but just numbers
polinski sends up a nice new mix
yeah i think youll like this mess
go n have swim at beach with eve
aurora under the weather
reading the kids northern lights at bedtime
next weekend is election
shoulda seen the silly pamphlet
some lovely tree died for
that arrived in my letta box
oooh its kevin rudd the opposition leader
visiting a school
oh what a regular guy
here he is explaining sumfing to a childe
oh look here is our local hopeful with him
watching on in admiration (and love)
as kevin explains things to children
kevin says hes gonna have ” an education revolution”
he says his goal : aussies to be best educated in the world
yep thats a big goal
like the world peace miss universe contestants wish for
and just like kevin
they have no idea how to achieve it either
kevins promising lotsa stuff
grandiose commissions hes going to launch
the way he’ll slash bu -rocracy
(hey…aint that at cross purposes?)
he’ll fix up the hospitals
trains ll run on time
bald men will grow hair
frigid women will have orgasms
and all the children will be happy
oh please please please
let him
let him have a go
he dont need the dough
his wifes a malty millionaire
please let him have a turn
just so
he can
look at himself
in the mirror
and say
ooooh kevin youre the prime minister !!!
i say
the system has failed us again
is this the choice ?
an insincere dodging nebulous nobody
or howard
the old school
warmongering royalist ugly olde twit
with a voice and accent of a vole
howard : the brickwall past
rudd : the jellyfish future
is this what democracy had in mind?
are there better leaders in aust than these 2
i find them lacking on all levels
where is another choice ?
neither of these should be doing a job like that
howard should be working in a hardware shop selling sandpaper
rudd should be in real estate or interior design
even then hed probably get the curtains wrong
i wish neither of em would win

35 Responses to “satdays blogge has far to go”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 November 2007 at 3:46 am #

    Apparentlee wee argghh alreedy jist aboot the bist educaited pipple. To lait,kev. Smarmy kev vs mr eyebrows.Australia:the classy country.

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    Anonymous | 17 November 2007 at 4:21 am #

    its pretty dodgey either way,with these two’ve got the spineless one,or the gutless one to choose from??yeah! NOICE! give us a choice!{sarcazm}theres got to be some other way of election campaigning,which just plainly states,{not defamatory of the opposition},the actual agenda of the party..WE CAN DREAM!BUT IF THIS INFORMATION WERE ACTUALLY TRUTHFUL ACCOUNTS it would make the “democracy” much more “democratic”? dont you think??…oh,yeah! and its just soooooooo important that julia gillard’s hairstyles and colours make news broadcasts…because”apparently…nothing else happened…anywhere…in the world today!!” ?…… may the energies of both of these men,be lifted,enlightened,just,humane,decent,and honourable{as their titles suggest}..that is my wish ….its a lovely, lazy, springshowery saturday afternoon up here in brisbane.. its almost hard to believe that anywhere in this world,there is grief…we are very fortunate in many ways ,here in oz ..but yes! somethings got to be done about these two ratbags{serious undercount …of the majority of politicians}…hmm… you are very funny though SK! have a cracker of a day!…love ,as always,gen xxx

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    Centuryhouse | 17 November 2007 at 5:13 am #

    A new song mix? Sounds interesting πŸ™‚

    Your description of politicians is spot on, exactly right.

    Here we have this wonderful freedom of choice, both in Australia for you and the US for me; to pick people who can represent us and our wishes – and THIS is the best we can come up with? These lying, manipulative, corrupt, revolting slime balls from either & all sides of the political spectrum?

  4. avatar
    markobears | 17 November 2007 at 5:25 am #

    burn it down. burn it down to the ground.

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    Anonymous | 17 November 2007 at 6:31 am #

    p.s.{and sorry to say,but…i have been ,in the not so distant past,handed a pamphlet,by a young girl on the street,a brochure about the concequences of woodchipping…the most ironic thing was,”who the hell would hand a pamphlet to a blind woman???”…scarey,i tell ya?….dont worry Kevvy-mate! we’re so well educated,we dont know how to think practically,laterally,and for some out there…independently… g’donya kevvy…oh,dear,but PISS OFF Mr. Howard….:) there!…that feels better! x gen

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    captainmission | 17 November 2007 at 6:42 am #

    ah the northern lights, his dark materials trilogy, has to be the best books ever, i always thought they should have got you to play laras dad, Lord Asriel in the movie, i loved reading that to my son and doing all the voices, brilliant story.
    as for the elections, blah!

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    Brien Comerford | 17 November 2007 at 7:01 am #

    Sk is so clearly a Gandhi and Dalai Lama man with a slice of Jim Morrison to go with that spiked water mam! Horrible choices indeed in Australia. Sk is needed there. There are nature habitats and endangered species to respect. Steve Irwin is gone but Steve Kilbey is left. He’s the vegan man that we all respect. The best rock vocalist in the world for the best rock band in the world. But this nobody in the world (me) respectfully encourages Sk to use his boundless literary skills to write a Chidren’s book about respecting all life including animals. I’m out of bounds but all of us know that Sk is a literay icon.

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    Anonymous | 17 November 2007 at 7:10 am #

    Great news about Painkiller sk, I’m so excited, can’t wait!!
    Well done on your millionthhh, glad to be a part of it!
    Love Amanda

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    Anonymous | 17 November 2007 at 7:11 am #

    well i guess that is one way of looking at.
    our society is not evolved enough to be without govt or police.
    there is a alot of whining about the wrong but why not vote and try and make some changes.
    you changed after being an addict for 10 years. everything, everyone can change.
    you could use your blogg to influence some of your readers in the preferred direction.(apparently you have a million hits)
    but you would rather sit on the fence and whine which is about as much use as a politician without a party

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    hi from high school | 17 November 2007 at 7:41 am #

    But hte winner gets to live in Australia’s Capital Territory – CANBERRA!!!

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    JONNY NOT YET SO HOLLYWOODISH | 17 November 2007 at 8:00 am #

    Welcome to meye country, Hillary Clinton President Bill Clinton First Man of 2008-2012, haha…

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    Anonymous | 17 November 2007 at 8:26 am #

    you took the words right out of my mouth{was that meatloaf or nutloaf?may the man with the even amount of votes win!

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    Anonymous | 17 November 2007 at 9:06 am #

    cynicism dosen’t help anyone.
    dont evolved Beings(Time or otherwise) try to help their fellow man not just the odd cow or chicken.
    I just dont get how you can be so consumed by our consumables , but when it comes to taking part in the decision making for you fellow citizens you dont give a rats.
    I sometimes get the feeling you care more about what people eat than what they think or feel
    Please explain rather than tearing strips off an obviously non genius
    I would genuinely like to know how someone with such a high moral conscience seems to be able to set his own parameters when it comes to doing the right thing

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    Klink | 17 November 2007 at 9:27 am #

    Yep… a sad state of affairs…

    You forgot to mention ‘Rent A Contradiction’ … Mr Garrett.
    With one hand he bags his royalty cheques singing about ‘Blue Sky Mining’ and with the other he waves at Mr Rudd supporting his policy of mining and exporting uranium…so spineless, so disappointing….what have we come to?
    It’s one thing when musicians write about politics but its another when they try and become politicians.

  15. avatar
    mave | 17 November 2007 at 10:03 am #

    Hi SK

    Just out of curiosity….. has there been any political leader of this country you’ve ever condoned, even mildly?


  16. avatar
    eek | 17 November 2007 at 10:38 am #

    The problem with politicians is anyone who actually wants to be a politician should never be trusted with power of any kind. It looks as if you have US-style choices — you get to vote for the fuckingly awful guy or the very slightly less fuckingly awful guy. Woofuckinghoo!!! I’m sooooo excited! The political spectrum (of viable candidates) in the US currently ranges (using the alphabet to show that spectrum) all the way from M to P. Yay! What choice!

    Yeah, I’ll drag my ass out and vote (when the time finally gets here) despite having to hold my nose for the candidate closest to M, but it sure as hell isn’t at all inspiring.

    Congrats on the million reads — if only reads were dollars, eh?

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    Dinosaur Swamp | 17 November 2007 at 10:46 am #

    we are so lucky to have a democracy where we can actually vote. whinging and whining about the choices when one doesn’t bother putting one’s hand up to do any better is cowardly and cynical. easy to snipe, isn’t it? harder to try to do better yourself

    go bob brown

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    Ethereal Butterfly | 17 November 2007 at 10:53 am #

    In my view, the important thing to do is not to loose faith in the possibility of change for the better or else what are we teaching/ offering our children by just throwing our hands in the air and being complacent? When I learnt about politics at school (Melbourne in the mid 70s) I remember what a huge impression the Democrats philosophies made on me especially in relation to their social justice philosophies. Bob Brown made an indelible mark on my political psyche when he was the force behind saving Tasmania’s Franklin River from being dammed. He led the movement from 1976, was jailed, beaten in a car park, and after 7 years helped to elect the Hawke government and change the face of Australian politics. A very worldly and well educated friend, and other political commentators, believe that Bob Brown has what it takes to be an exemplary PM. My only concern is that the Greens maybe too strong in some areas, as implied by their name and are not as easily identified as strong in areas such as financial management. I plan to vote 1. Democrats, 2. Greens and because I benefited from the Whitlam era, by having a free university education, my preference will go to Labor, who, from my knowledge always have better social and education policies than Liberal. I have no interest in the Family First Party as they are bigoted and too narrowly focussed in my view. This is certainly my view at the moment. Each to their own.

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    AelSunriseBird | 17 November 2007 at 11:27 am #

    Ego less non compass.
    Our children limitless blessings.
    Honoured chosen parents.
    As we chose ours.
    Lessons learned.
    Methodical anarchy.
    Hips displaced.
    Body aches.
    Still one can with all senses
    Accept and give.
    In time great leaders will be born.
    With clear motivation behind their words.
    With true intention and correct view.
    The many hovering now
    Only make it easy to detect
    When the right one comes along.

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 November 2007 at 12:38 pm #

    yeah aelsunrise but we will still have to vote them in.
    we can write the most beautiful blog in the world but it dont mean shit at the end of the day if you dont put your hand up for what you stand for.
    anyone who doesnt vote is in my opinion either lazy, stupid, selfish, or feels they rock to a different beat i.e. lazystupidselfish
    for all the common sense and good ideas you present sometimes mr kilbey you are a doughnut

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    a man in the street | 17 November 2007 at 1:27 pm #

    and one wonders why so many people don’t vote..
    if you dont like the candidates and are fed up with the system the least you can do is spoil your ballot. If you have two circles and you need to put and X in the one next to the name you choose, put an F in one and a U in the other. At least by spoiling the ballot you are sending a message. Not voting is not an option.
    Unless you have an electronic voting system then I’m not sure how you would do it, but if its pencil and paper. Spoil it somehow, but not to have your voice heard because you don’t like the choices?? Its still a right that many would like
    to have right now in Pakistan or Burma.

    or pick the lesser of two evils. get the warmonger out.

    but if you don’t have a party or candidate that is concerned with social justice issues, environment, education, i fyou don’t feel you have someone who will stand up to the IMF or WTO when they say you need to cut funding to health care and education and pay down your debt on the back of the middle class all the while giving big corporations a tax break.
    if you don’t have a party or cadidate that can step outside the current paradigm directed by multinational corporations.
    if you are asking yourself
    is this the way i really want to live, but dont see an alternative or representation, then it is up to you to do something to “withdraw consent” its what protesters are doing in the streets at G8 and world trade meetings.
    Say it loud at your poll by spoiling your ballot if you have no choice
    but to NOT vote is give in to apathy
    sk you strike me as a dude who will do the right thing.


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    restaurant mark | 17 November 2007 at 2:26 pm #

    it always seems to come down to choosing the lesser of two evils when voting…you know they’re both crooked…bought and paid for. it’s just which agenda you kinda agree with…if any???

    sorry for my absence this week professor kilbey…work takes me where i don’t wanna go…but i did catch up on all my reading. was only home for a minute this past week…tried to comment on the ambient posts, but either the site or my mac wouldn’t have anything to do with it. had to go and breathe for a second so the computer wouldn’t end up out the window. so at this point all i’ll say on that topic is…irresistable force…first record, flying high…that’s my yoga soundtrack, nice to trip to as well…so i’ve heard???

    speaking of heard…heard the new radiohead? really good stuff, by the way.

    take care everyone


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    davem | 17 November 2007 at 3:37 pm #

    Congrats on the 1,000,000!! TTB’s been such a vital part of my day for the past couple of years that I hope it’s around for gazillions of reads to come.
    Glad you’re happy with SP’s mix of Painkiller…any chance of giving us a rough release date to ease our pain, killa?
    As for your elections?? Not a clue. Got our work cut out here in blighty hoping Gordon can give us a half decent Government, whilst working to ensure Cameron and his elitist old Etonians stay firmly on the back benches.
    I hope everyone has a fab weekend.
    I’m just sorting out my nut roast (cliche 10/10) for tomorrow as the folks are coming over. Good old Delia!!
    Oh, and I’ve just listened to Blurred Crusade from start-to-finish. Nostalgia trip…it was on all night along with the first album at a party when I first snogged Missus M…. 25 years ago. Thanks for EVERYTHING Steve.. Much love to you!!!

  24. avatar
    verdelay | 17 November 2007 at 5:25 pm #

    The here and now: where the jellyfish future hits the brickwall past.

    No wonder we’re in such a mess.

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    Anonymous | 17 November 2007 at 5:37 pm #

    Right, we’re so “privileged” to live in the “developed”, “democratic” world…if we don’t “participate” in the “process” by voting, we have no right to complain when democracy doesn’t work. Give me a fucking break. That argument makes no sense. If I don’t believe in any candidates, it’s my right to vote for none of them. I still pay taxes and contribute to the economy by working, so I have the right to complain. That doesn’t make me lazy or selfish, so bugger off.

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    the man in the street | 17 November 2007 at 7:27 pm #

    if you were in Burma right now you wish you had a choice there Anon at 4:37

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    Brien Comerford | 17 November 2007 at 7:50 pm #

    The USA, UK and Australia all have innsider candidates. I wish our governments would have stronger ties to India. It’s the worlds largest Democaracy. I Billion people. 200 million vegetarians. The spiritual homeland of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. We need to embrace India and vehemently Eschew China. China supports the malevolent governments in Sudan, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Burma. China loathes peaceful India because India is rightfully emerging as a very powerful nation.

    I read Sk’s blog in a different state of mind late last night. Today I really appreciate the funny descriptions of Howard and his foe. Morrissey would envy such wit.

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    mattdavison | 17 November 2007 at 8:26 pm #

    true dat!!

    Of for Melby to live today…. wON’T VOTE NEXT WEEKEND iAM NOT AN aUSSIE

    bUT RATHER A brick wall yhen a jellyfish…. At leat a brick wall is in yr face.. The Jelly fish Hmmmmm, slippry & pathetic.

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    AelSunriseBird | 17 November 2007 at 9:35 pm #

    ‘Anonymous’ Amazing, you stand up for this doughmoracy so strongly to the point that you do not put a name to what comes out of your keyboard.

    There are more trolls here than in Pier Gynt.

    I do appreciate you giving me the time to piece my words together in response to your base level attack on the odd interpretation of the implication of my words.

    Ok, it is ok to get angry after counting to ten and to speak my mind after really looking at the situation at hand.

    Dear Anonymous I did vote last week. Postal vote in fact (I apologise to the pulped trees now). Pipped you at the post.
    I am happy to say my decision was GREEN. I am not happy to say that my GREEN vote will go to the Labor Party.

    Kevin Rudd. Biggest concern? He like Bob Carr put on the face of a pious vacuous Saint before being elected into office.Need I say more. Neither are. My main concern with Kevin Rudd are his links and continuing trade with China. Like his wife, I see that he has no concerns for the right of the worker. If this Mr Rudd did have concerns for workers rights then he would have NO dealings with China. The same China that does not pay its people in China B (as opposed to China A, the glossy magazine leading up to the Olympics). The China B that does not feed it’s people, the China B that aborts babys from womens wombs when they are 8 months pregnant (note: I am not discussing abortion issues here, making a point about non asked for abortions at a time when the pregancy is due). China B who has turned Tibet into a Brothel. China B who’s factories churn out ancient systems of polluted crap into the earths ozone, these hell hole factories making lil’ol’toy’s for our favourite Western Resauuuurawnts an’the like such as MackaD’s. These incidious massive piles of rubbish being made for consumption by the west.

    So between human rights and policies on the environment, Kevin Rudd has NONE. His ultimate goal is to sit in Kirribilli house looking out at a harbour view, inviting Chinese industrialists to dinner eating dog or pig no doubt.

    There is indeed a lot for China and the West to learn. I agree and am all for good public relations and for getting along well in the world, but a good friend will be honest,and China, as well as the USA both needs shots of honesty from countries smaller than themselves so that they are able to improve their gluttonous self absorption. I honestly doubt Kevin Rudd will be a good friend.

    Mr Howard will retire with a plot of land he’s bought next to GW’s and live out his day in the land of the W.A.S.P.
    I’m sure his intentions are honourable…just like the time he smirked behind Malcolm Fraser’s back as the getting of Gough Whitlam stood in play.

    Funny how ol’Mal and Gough are best buddys these days and Mal won’t talk to Johnny. What happened there?

    Peter Costello and Tony Abbott. Do I really have to say ANYTHING about why not to vote for either of these two holier than thoughnesses. Do I need to spell out why neither of these two should be running a country. Heaven help all women and children, the disabled, the homeless, the business community and again every day working class families. Just like Kevin, they too want a shot of prime Kirribilli real estate so they can walk around the pretty gardens while clinking glasses with foreign ministers on how does one keep ones lawn so trim. Does one use scissors?

    Wake up, to the ones wishing to be elected, we are a bunch of places to buy on a monopoly board.
    They have forgotten the world and it’s people are not plastic pieces being pushes around a cardboard cut out.

    Anonymous, this is why I still vote. I will always vote and will continue leading up and after the day (if I am alive to see it, but we have children we have hope) when a whole lot of good worthy people help delegate responsibly the huge job which ultimately includes the running of this planet.

    What ever happened to Ostraka?
    Those were the days.

  30. avatar
    namaste | 17 November 2007 at 9:39 pm #

    for those of us who are actually going to vote next weekend – think about control in the senate – dont let the bastards win out again!

    peace, love and mungbeans…

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    AelSunriseBird | 17 November 2007 at 9:40 pm #

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    CSTCoach | 17 November 2007 at 10:04 pm #

    congrats on a million, killa πŸ™‚

    and great news re: painkiller. think this’ll be a great one. looking fwd to it.

    you’re dead on about the poli-ticks. Its the same in canada as far as the choice being no choice at all. To not vote may be apathy and irresponsible, but IMO to vote is only to encourage these twits, and to allow them to pretend that its at all legitimate. I wonder if anyone would finally speak up if voter participation fell to, say, 20%? As for spoiling ballots, is there a law against going in and wiping my arse with mine? cause that’s how I feel about the lot of them (i like to think that’s an informed opinion, having spent a bunch of years working in government).


  33. avatar
    AelSunriseBird | 17 November 2007 at 10:51 pm #

    Having just meditated…and now at peace with my self as well as others I pray that the energy of a million peaceful mediations effects the political process and thoughts in an equally positive way.

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 November 2007 at 11:26 pm #

    nice one birdie πŸ™‚

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    Ethereal Butterfly | 17 November 2007 at 11:53 pm #

    I’m with you Namaste – After some research last night I have completed my postal vote (sorry trees); House of reps = 1. Aus Democrats, 2. Greens 3. Labor 4. Liberal 5. (reluctantly at all) Family First

    then in the Senate; Greens.

    And to follow a discussion with my teenage boys about my decisions and why I think it is important to vote, as their future is in our hands.

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