More Scandals in the State of the Languid Banana.
To take everyone’s mind off the excesses and horrors of the Middle East, starving boat people and the latest shooting massacre in America, let’s return to the antics of the buffoons in the State of the Languid Banana.
As predicted, Ms. Mediocrity’s minority government is already in trouble for its imbursement to the unions to whom they are in thrall.
The Queensland ALP is wholly a creature of the union movement. It owes its minority election win wholly to two factors – the unpopularity of former Premier Newman and to the monies and support of the unions. Payback time.
In a disgraceful move the Premier, Ms. Mediocrity instructed the public service chiefs to actively encourage civil servants to join a union. Given that more people work for the government in Queensland than any other state in Australia this is a major recruiting drive and source of funds for the union. It is also a blatant political interference in the right of individuals to make their own considered choice. It will be a courageous worker who refuses the ‘suggestion’ to join a union.
But then, what else would you expect from a government that is obliged to pay obeisance to its paymasters.
The second scandal is the continuing internal stoush [Aus. Fight] in the judiciary. First let me set my cards on the table. The law sucks and most lawyers rank below used swimming pool salesmen.
So the wholly unrepresentative group of elitists who sit in judgement over us didn’t approve of the last government’s choice of Chief Elitist. Why, because he wasn’t one of them. He wasn’t part of the old boys club – son of a seasonal meat worker he worked his way up - in fact he’d even been a copper once! So they went on strike like a bunch of petulant grammar [Aus. Public School in England] schoolboys and spat the dummy. In some of the most unseemly language and actions that ever disgraced any bench – boycotting his installation, articles in the newspapers and so forth they made their dislike well known. Indeed, they effectively ostracised him and paralyzed the workings of the entire judicial system.
Of course it was only a matter of time before the poor bastard buckled. He is doing so with dignity and his conditions for his resignation include a reformation of the judiciary. Good on him. Let’s hope Ms. Mediocrity and her colleagues heed his advice. After all, his are the real true blue labor roots.
Vale Tim Carmody, a good and courageous man who tried to do some good. Take from this shower of rubbish all you can. It’s a great pity you can’t take some of the other judicial carpetbaggers with you.