50 People Who Stuffed Up Australia by Guy Rundle

By Guy Rundle

There's a want now and then, to take inventory of the place we have now been and the place we're now, and beauty where all of it went wrong ...

From Rinehart to Bob Brown, Abbott to the Rainbow Serpent ... our once-great land has had its fair proportion of nitwits. Come on a trawl via all of them, with man Rundle (and Dexter Rightwad), at the bin evening Australia needed to have.

Guy Rundle is a author, editor, manufacturer and journalist, inter alia. A widespread contributor to the Age, Sydney Morning usher in and all media – other than the 70 according to cent owned by way of the Murdochs, at time of writing – he was once a co-editor of enviornment journal for a few years. at the level he wrote 4 indicates for maximum Gillies: membership Republic, Your Dreaming, the massive Con, and Godzone. In tv, he claims joint accountability for Get a lifestyles, Backberner, Comedy Inc., and extra doomed pilots than the area warfare eastern air command. His books and monographs contain The Opportunist: John Howard and the Triumph of response, Your Dreaming, The satisfied word (with Shamed Malonkey), the prize-winning assurance of the election of Barack Obama right down to the Crossroads, and The Shellacking: The Obama Presidency, The Tea celebration and the 2010 Mid-terms, in addition to, so much lately, as co-editor, the laugh-a-minute On Utoya: Anders Breivik, correct Terror, Racism and Europe. he's at present correspondent-at huge for Crikey on-line daily.

Dexter Rightwad has been a warrior for righteousness ever considering that his days as a scholar baby-kisser, whilst he used to be chargeable for the ‘Hang Nelson Mandela’ crusade, and went directly to be a different consultant to Warworth Bailliwade, minister helping the Minister for Aviation help within the Dean Brown govt, through the ‘golden days of South Australian neighborhood aerodrome servicing’. He has had many jobs within the nice cultural fight, together with diverting Catholic tuition can provide to political slush cash or B A Santamaria, founding the Australia-Suharto Friendship Society, and fathering Billy McMahon’s childrens. In 1974 he blew Vince Gair for 3 hours in his place of work, hence fighting him from handing in his resignation, therefore placing paid to the Whitlam govt. In 2003 he created the Newton Society, devoted to gravity-scepticism. His books and different works comprise correct Up ’Em – A Memoir, Knopfelmacher! The Musical, intercourse Lives of the Austrian Economists, Milan Kundera: A Phenomenological-Semiotic process (with Richard Wilkins), and the place to consume at the Run (Australian edition). he's at the moment learning hyperlinks among severe climate occasions and homosexual marriage.

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You’re a groutchy conservative given this volume by befuddled relatives desperate to plug a Christmas/birthday/Shavuot gift gap, and you’ve been grizzling your way through some of the entries, while also being pleasantly surprised to see Cate Blanchett get a serve. Then you turn the page and discover that THE GREATEST AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER EVER is being slated as having stuffed up the country! You realise that you have been once again ambushed by the Left elites, who control all media and who are once again riding roughshod over the wishes and desires of ordinary decent Australians who voted for the GREATEST AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER EVER four times running (except 1998 when they didn’t) and would have voted for him a fifth time had they not been manipulated by the Left elites who control all media, after being pilloried and slated by minorities such as trade unionists and women.

Beyond the fantasy, who is he? Who was he? What was he? For his supporters, the question is itself impertinent, if not absurd. Compared to the saturnine, conflicted selfhood of Keating, or the human Rubik’s cube that is Kevin Rudd, with John Howard what you see is what you get – the suburban Australian lad whose folks ran a petrol station, who progressed to university in the 1960s – university, he one remarked, was ‘a chore’ – and thence to a law practice, suburban of course, and a slow climb up the party ladder.

Shocking? Go now, and stuff those stockings Sharp, smart, Christ … hopefully funny Take wing and for good folding money Permit the stumped, frustrated donor Rejoice! Their gifting problems over. Inscrutable uncles, smart-arse nieces This tome will have them all in pieces* Fly to those come from afar Odd family friends (you know who you are) But not just birthdays, Christmas. The book stands alone! Also, barmitzvahs. Here’s love and work, the furrow tilled Something more than stocking-fillery Perhaps product of wisdom, distilled But certainly, of a distillery * this is not legally binding ANY BOOK IS LIKE A SET OF PIPES.

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