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    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sto...ght-nsw-fires/

    We’ve all seen this yes?
    We’re getting him back aren’t we?
    What are the chances they roll Smoko the first chance they get.
    If they do I win $10!


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    Within the context of the blooming global algae outbreak that is populist neo-fascism, it worries me that our bumbling idiot PM will be ousted. We have, lurking in the shadows at the moment, someone who strikes me as being very advanced along the fascism spectrum. Potentially, the most authoritarian politician Australia has ever produced. We rid ourselves of a theocratic halfwit and replace him with a possible tyrant. Fear a Peter Dutton government.
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    I can’t see them putting Dutton in myself. Smoko has shot himself in the foot with the holiday and lack of regard for the fire fighters. If there’s one thing aussies love it’s our CFA people. And abbots our there with them. He wants the leadership back, he still has support within the party and because of the fires he’s going to get public support. Our political climate is very simple at the moment.
    “Oh look, the public likes that guy, let’s have that guy now”
    It’s no more complicated than that.
    And the public in general can see as far ahead as this afternoons news headlines.
    Our days of great leaders and statesmen, even if we personally don’t agree with their politics, have long gone. We should consider ourselves lucky that Sponge Bob Square Pants isn’t a real person.


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    Yes but Abbott would have to run for parliament again and win an election, all of which is quite possible, of course. However, Dutton simply needs to run a backroom coup, something he has experience in. He also has the means, given his portfolio, to exert a certain quiet intimidation over colleagues reluctant to vote for a spill.
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    We're getting ahead of ourselves i think. Scottydoesn'tknow has only been leader for a year! Lol. Then again...where the fuck is he? He said he'd be returning home immediately but the last report was that he was having breakfast in Hawaii. I get that we don't have an airforce one but seriously, how hard is it for the PM of Australia to just get on the next fucking flight?
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    From Guardian live feed.
    McCormack also confirms that Morrison will arrive back in Australia today.


    “He is on his way back to the country and that is a good thing,” he says. “No-one could have envisaged the week we have had.


    “Everyone is entitled to holiday – many people, not just politicians, take a break. He will be back today.”
    Thanks deputy PM...just a couple of things. Firstly, well the fires were raging when he left and the scientists and emergency professionals had been voicing their concern for months so, kind of lots of people envisaged this and secondly, actually it's not that many people except politicians that get to take a family of five on two overseas holidays to 5 star resorts in the space of six months. Just to clarify.
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    Hi Pip,
    He DOES have an "Air Force One" Boeing 737 BJ. In fact he has two, operated by 34 SQN, RAAF.

    https://www.airforce.gov.au/technolo...g-business-jet
    Just stick to the idea that science tests falsifiable hypotheses to destruction.

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    Perhaps the service on Qantas business class is preferable to him?
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    Well, those aircraft are supposed to be used on official government business, so Scummo would be doing the right thing if he came back on a commercial jet. UNLESS of course, he declared a state of emergency. I suspect that the RAAF aircraft, while they have some comms gear on board, and defensive weapons, such as ECM's, decoy flares etc, are not up to the USAF standard. Unlike the POTUS, the Oz PM could probably not fight a war from his aircraft. During a high threat or emergency situation, Air Force One would have POTUS, part of his war cabinet, and the top Pentagon brass on board. [Well, during the "cold war" that was how it was done, not sure what is done now, but it probably has no changed radically]. US allies, [which means Oz] mostly have similar procedures, because they are designed to work with the USA, so it would make sense if we had some C3I on airborne assets as well.
    Certainly at the "operational" level, there are unified procedures for fleets, air forces and ground troops of allied nations. . An OZ tank for example, could download data from a US AWACs and upload data to a MIL net satellite.
    Oz destroyers and frigates operating with the US Navy can tie into the Aegis missile cruisers for anti-aircraft defence, so in a combined fleet op, the Aussie missiles would be aimed and fired by the tactical computer on the US Aegis ship.
    Of course, that is assuming that we would be tied in. It is up to the USA really.
    Just stick to the idea that science tests falsifiable hypotheses to destruction.

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    We wait for Scummo's presser today like we wait for the dentist. Sure, he only got back last night, the man needs to rest after his long flight, he'll grace us with his wisdom and leadership shortly, i'm sure. But what's the wager that rather than resting last night he was locked in a febrile meeting with his staff trying to work out the best way to spin his holiday, his climate change denialism, his garbled statements about volunteer firefighters wanting to be there.

    My bet is he'll come out swinging. Australia has always had fires and in any case they were deliberately lit or caused by horse shit and the greens and Australia is leading the world in reducing its emissions and that now is not the time to be arguing about things beyond our control. Also, we're giving out lots of money, lots and lots of money to people effected by the fires, in fact, it's like winning a small dividend in the lottery and shame on anyone that criticises the government for not caring.

    Thoughts and prayers.
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