Saturday, February 1, 2014

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings

From candy in the comments in a recent Open Thread at Catallaxy Files, in the face of an onslaught of support from the wingnut denizens for Scott Morrison to dethrone Tony Abbott:
So, we’ll have an overnight coup, because the polls have gone down a bit, where Tony Abbott is stabbed in the back and Mr Morrison put in as PM, but the electorate doesn’t like this kind of shenanigans with the PM they voted for, and the LNP suffers. Eventually they are voted out because of instability and poor management, even though Tony Abbott makes a comeback, but it’s all too late. And the ALP brings back some socialism for another 6 years.
Is that what you mean?
An excellent point candy makes there. In this scenario being cooked up by the crazies on the lunar right, Morrison is to Abbott as Gillard was to Rudd. There is no difference, it's exactly the same thing they cried blue murder about from opposition not too long ago. Abbott's government has lost its way, and the Cat is full of faceless men wielding long knives, suffering from Abbott Disappointment Syndrome.

The current surge of desire among the conservative base for Morrison, like the cat in South Park who gets aroused watching lions mate, is nothing more than submissives getting excited by someone acting dominant, as in yesterday's televised exchanges in Senate committee between Morrison and Sarah Hanson-Young et al. Of course, the Cat inmates are attacking SHY in the most sexist language they can think of, because they'd rather it was them that Morrison was acting all alpha and handsome at.

BTW, candy is one of the more interesting characters at Catallaxy Files. It's an open question as to whether she's real or a sock puppet, as she comes across as a caricature of a doctor's wife. Her careful prose combines bland motherhood statements with incisive commentary, and she's treated by others as if she's genuine. Can such a person exist in reality, or is the account a fake to try to broaden the turf of the Cat with a bit of plastic? The mystery continues.

UPDATE: in further Cat own-petard-hoisting news, usual suspect Tom is now predicting Bill Glasson to win Griffith, dismissing the prohibitively long odds the bookies are giving him based on nothing more than poll truther feelpinions. This, after the Cat spent months supporting the bookies on their Abbott odds until the cows came home.


  1. They've always gone weak knee-ed for what they percive as "alpha males" at Catallaxy. And while hating police when they are too pro-active, they want 5 standing on every street corner to protect the right of under 25 year olds to be drunk on the street at 5am, instead of just making trouble spots just turn off the drinks at 3.

    They like authortarianism, but only when it dances to their tune.

  2. lol... Fatboy, this one of your more stupid posts.

  3. Admit it JC, you're bored over there now.

  4. I'm pretty sure candy is genuine, monty. I think she plays up her physical attraction to Abbott or other male politicians deliberately, though.

  5. Fantastic bit of verballing of Hanson-Young in the "Television is not always real"post at Catallaxy at the moment too. She obviously was not referring to a fiction show, but because a smart arse public servant referred to one, and she couldn't think of the name of the one dealing with "fisheries"that she was thinking of, they are acting as if she meant Sea Patrol.

    All grist to the mill for Davidson, though. As is "bush pig".

  6. steve, she comes out with stuff you wouldn't hear coming out of the brain of anyone real. I am still leaning on the side of her being a plant.

  7. Even m0nty thinks Steve from Brisbane is a dumb cunt.

  8. I believe monty's comment relates to the discussion of candy.

    I should also add - I do not care for Hanson-Young as a politician at all. The Greens are hopeless on the asylum seeker issue in the big picture; ironically, however, their position is pretty close to the open slather one of Sinclair Davidson. One of those cases where the far-ish Left and far Right circle around in different directions and end up bumping into each other.

    1. So you admit that Libertarians don't fit "your perceptions" of left or right.

  9. M0nty I have just done a bewdy on Sinclair.

    As I say he is an expert on mistakes!

  10. Shut up Homer, you moron. Everyone still remembers your skanke ho years, you idiot.

  11. JC,

    you got so many black eyes on that its a wonder you can still see.

    Maybe you advised Sinclair on his many mistakes?