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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Even the Mighty Can Believe!

     BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers announced today that he favoured moving to a carbon tax regime as a means of placing a price on carbon. His announcement caused much consternation in both business and political circles, although it was supported by Professor Ross Garnaut. Some, however preferred the ostrich approach!

The Abbott frowned, then shook his head,
"What is that man doing?
He's sprouting forth about a carbon tax,
His reasoning suspect and seriously lax!"
The Abbott just sat there spewing!

King Brown perked up and looked around,
"I can't believe what I'm just hearing!
The BHP head is a greenie at heart
With a price on carbon he wants, now, to start!"
And King Brown commenced some stirring.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I Will Return......I Have...

      I guess it is fair to say that enough is enough. After all, one cannot rest...and rest...and rest...while there is work to be done.

     Yes, the election is over, the book is out, and it would be nice to just sit a while. Alas, it cannot be so.  We are served by people who must be observed and commented upon. They are unable to simply do a job and do it well. They insist on finding the hard road; they insist on batting into the wind.  So...............

Did you really think he'd gone away,
Election over, he'd had his say?
Or did you pray he was done and dusted,
Gone for good, pen poised but rusted?

Well, it would be nice to relax and rest,
No turmoil twisting with political jest!
Yet, as politics continues with thrust and parry
Alas, poor poet, may neither linger nor tarry.

Each night, elected ones, while you hit the sack,
Someone is working, be warned, the Battler is back.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Battler's Aussie Election


The Battler's adventures during the recent Australian election is now available as a book at

The whole collection is now in one, easy to follow resource, available as a book, or as a download.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Election 2010 - V Day Plus 17 - Closure Part 2

The Battler's commentary on the 2010 Australian Federal Election is to close.  It has been great fun and I hope it has been enjoyed by those who read the regular contributions.  I would like to thank all those who followed the campaign with a little help from the Battler, with a special thanks to the large number of followers on Twitter and their R/T's.

The Battler's Election has had its day
As it fades now into history,
A commentary of a Nation pleading,
To be noticed would be a victory.

The people have spoken and made their choice
While angered by what was served,
Determined their voice be loud at last
Blood running strong, their passion stirred.

So be it understood by those few elected
Both major parties were clearly rejected!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Election 2010 - V Day Plus 17 - Closure Part 1

Today, 7 September 2010, is the day that a decision was made by the three independents as to who would be Prime Minister.  This decision, some seventeen days following the vote, was the result of some very hard work by all participants.  They should all be commended.

Across the nation there was agitation,
You could smell it in the air.
The tension of sublime anticipation,
This day a decision to declare!

The Three Wise Men did meet again,
To frame their point of view,
One declaring for the Abbott, then
The Ranga surged ahead with two!

This is the way our Election ends, neither whimper nor banging loud,
And the patient Men of Wisdom have served the nation proud!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Election 2010 - V Day Plus 16

Why are we waiting?  I guess we know the answer to that.  There is no doubt that the Independents are doing what needs to be done.  Its a task they didn't seek or expect, but they do seem to have lifted for the game.  Pity others haven't been so obliging!

The Abbott puffed out his chest
The Three Wise Men to be abused.
"How can you contemplate that leftist lot,
When to us you should be fused!"

The Three Wise Men just shook their heads,
Moving forward without a fumble,
Ignoring the pathetic, pouting and posturing
Of Pride before its stumble.

Meanwhile, the Ranga in private forum
Lined up her ducks with quiet decorum.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Walrus On Black Holes.

Thursday the 2nd of September, 12 days after the election, continued to see Australia waiting upon a result.  However, we did have confirmed, finally, by Treasury that the Coalition election promises failed the test of accuracy when assessed by Treasury.  Further detail can be read here

"Behold" Walrus to the Abbott said,
"I speak of many things,
Of promises and budget cuts
And pigs, airborne, with wings."

The Walrus twirled his whiskers,
Shrugged, then dived into the sea.
"I'd rather chase these little fishies
Than let you on a spending spree."

The Abbott spat and cursed, his plans all in a tatter,
And sent another email to that mad, North Queesland, hatter