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Frustrated thesp Kevin Rudd:

I don’t want to wake up one morning in the year 2020 with the regret of not having acted when I had the chance.

Meanwhile, actors want to be politicians. Everyone’s gone crazy! Speaking of which, here’s a note sent last December by my heavily-medicated lefty fan “Garry Logan”, beneath the gleeful subject line “Reserve bank meets and interest rates don’t rise”:

Poor Timmaaaaaaaaaaaay,

looks like all those predictions about the world ending under a Rudd government aren’t worth the effort you spent making them.

I don’t recall predicting the end of the world (that’s more likely to come from Al Gore impressionist Rudd) but it’s worth noting that interest rates have subsequently increased and now stand at a 12-year high – with the support of treasurer Wayne Swan, which marks a post-election change in Labor policy:

Mr Rudd said that if Labor were elected, economic policy would be geared to maximising downward pressure on inflation and rates.

Actually, at one point Labor went even further:

Labor has had to withdraw an online advertisement which said a Kevin Rudd government would cut interest rates.

Stand by for Rudd’s apology.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/20/2008 at 01:18 PM
    1. I don’t want to wake up one morning in the year 2020 with the regret of not having acted when I had the chance.

      Tim, I think that article has been trimmed; I don’t see that quote at your link.

      But don’t worry, Kruddy, your entire life has been an act…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 04 20 at 01:54 PM • permalink



      But doesn’t have the Goebbels …

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 20 at 02:06 PM • permalink


    1. I don’t want to wake up in 2020 knowing that KRudd’s laughable social engineering schemes bankrupted the Australian economy in 2009, and we did nothing about it. I’d be even more pissed to think that PM Gillard had been the Great Helmsman since 2010 after a bloody internal ALP leadership coup and purge.

      Posted by CB on 2008 04 20 at 02:07 PM • permalink


    1. Mr Rudd said voters could no longer trust Mr Howard on interest rates after he had repeatedly broken his promise during the 2004 election campaign to keep rates low.

      I’m sorry, could you speak up. I couldn’t hear you over the sound of the Oz economy getting flushed down the crapper due to your asinine governmental policies delivered in doublespeak.

      Posted by CB on 2008 04 20 at 02:15 PM • permalink


    1. I don’t want to wake up one morning in the year 2020 with the regret of not having acted when I had the chance.

      And collecting 1,000 (mostly) mental Munchkins in one big room to kick around their pet notions is taking action?

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 20 at 03:11 PM • permalink


    1. Wankissimo Kevin Rudd.

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 20 at 03:14 PM • permalink


    1. Ode to Kevin

      There once was a dullard named Rudd,
      Who was well-known for eating ear crud,
      His policies blew,
      As everyone knew,
      While the economy sank with a thud.

      Actually, when I think of the choice those of us in the States are facing come November, I probably shouldn’t poke fun.  But it’s either that or get really depressed about the future.

      Posted by Infidel Librarian on 2008 04 20 at 04:50 PM • permalink


    1. I don’t want to wake up one morning in the year 2020 with the regret of not having acted when I had the chance.

      Well, Ruddles is acting now.

      The whole 2020 wankfest is to distract his supporters and make them feel included in government, while, in the mean time, he is franticly trying to figure which lever does what, and what he can actually do in the circumscribed position of “power” he has. Suddenly, he discovers democracy and multiple interests to be served and how easy it is to screw everything up.

      I have confidence that Ruddles will ditch his supporters before he lands Australia in the ditch.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 04 20 at 05:43 PM • permalink


    1. Bloody hell Tim, you’re supposed to let me know about this sort of thing IN A TIMELY FASHION, as per contract.

      How else am I going to capitalize on exchange rate differences?

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 04 20 at 05:46 PM • permalink


    1. Clever symbolism at 2020:
      1. The timing of the Politician’s Baby was absolutely perfect.
      2. ‘12 years’ subtly suggests the Howard reign and what Rudd expects [Entitlement?] 3. Gillard speaks of forming the brains of babies in Rudd 1-5 Pre-school Centres which will combine medical centres, a major aim of her socialist brainstorm.  So the government can have the kids from 1-17.  Nice one!
      Strong hints of George Orwell and Brave New World too.

      Posted by Barrie on 2008 04 20 at 06:39 PM • permalink


    1. OT I see that Prince William has been criticised for landing his chopper in his girlfriend’s backyard. Cripes, if the future King of England can’t do that, then there is little hope for the rest of us.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 04 20 at 06:42 PM • permalink


    1. Thought Blanchett’s effort yesterday reprising her role as Galadriel in Lord of Rings was a hit with the media. She captured Galadriel’s gentle elvin wisdom well. In fact art became fact as she promised to lead her people, the wood elfs or artists, to a new world of unlimited government subsidies and other taxpayers funded perks.

      Thought Rudd’s Frodo Baggins was excellent, too, especially how he gazed at Galadriel with that mixture of love, awe and wonder.  Elijah Wood couldn’t have done it better.

      The other cast member, Hugh Jackman? He was a bit “don’t call us, we’ll call you”. Can see why he didn’t get a part in the original movie.

      Posted by Contrail on 2008 04 20 at 07:23 PM • permalink


    1. I know it’s O/T, but have a look at the paper edition of the Australian today – page 13.

      There’s a story about Hamas.  I swear that the accompanying photo is a photoshopped version of Flat Fatima.  I’m not kidding.

      Unfortunately, the photo is not available via the online edition.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2008 04 20 at 07:25 PM • permalink


    1. Bleak’s view on Rudd linky
      But when the lovelight starts shining through his…

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 04 20 at 08:12 PM • permalink


    1. What’s the deal with twentytwenty? The boogedy boogedy number that is…

      Supposedly it’s all made very clear in the microchips you Australians have had implanted in your brains, but please enlighten the rest of us.

      Posted by DaneF on 2008 04 20 at 08:12 PM • permalink


    1. Hindsight is 20/20, in other words, he’s going to bumble through the next few years, then look back and think “gee, I wish I knew what I was doing before I stuffed everything up.”

      Posted by Nicholas on 2008 04 20 at 08:36 PM • permalink


    1. #1 – link replaced. That’s the last time I trust that commie newspaper in Parkes.

      Posted by Tim B. on 2008 04 20 at 08:43 PM • permalink


    1. Is it just me or did the country feel safer on the weekend, knowing that a thousand of our biggest fuckwits were locked up in a room in Canberra?

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2008 04 20 at 09:01 PM • permalink


    1. #13

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 04 20 at 09:03 PM • permalink


    1. Give Rudd some credit. At least he’s not trying to hide the fact that he seeks a public intellectual-run oligarchy.

      Posted by hayesy on 2008 04 20 at 09:22 PM • permalink


    1. I think that Reuters must have a back room full of Fatimas that they take with them to every minor car accident and plumbing disaster.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 04 20 at 09:27 PM • permalink


    1. #18.

      Where’s Guy Fawkes when you need him?

      Posted by dver on 2008 04 20 at 09:28 PM • permalink


    1. Quip from the press gallery: now that we’re getting a female GG, how about a female PM?

      Licking his lips: ‘the present arrangements are working satisfactorily’ <quivering sphincter – didn’t I just give the idiot Left a moonbat fest FFS?!!>

      Max Hogg’s recent out-of-touch remarks haven’t done Labor’s barrennesses any favours with the-woman-in-the-street …

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 20 at 09:39 PM • permalink


    1. Here comes the Treaty we all have to have, just a huge rotten Whales carcas for generations of bludging, miscreant ‘lick of the tar brush’ australian sharks to gorge themselves on till they are sick at our expense. What a larf!!

      Posted by WaZoBia on 2008 04 20 at 10:11 PM • permalink


    1. Just as well the summit wasn’t held in NSW, they would’ve needed registered use of laser pointers, FFS, by order of Don Iemma.

      The creatives prolly would’ve inadvertently knocked out an eyeball or two, but Kevni’s first pet project from the summit is reportedly a bionioc eye, so they’ll be OK (Labor already has a bionic arsehole, apparently).

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 20 at 10:53 PM • permalink


    1. They’ve reported on the wussy streams, but how did Chopper Reid’s ‘harden the f*ck up, Australia’ stream go?


      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 20 at 10:59 PM • permalink


    1. Phatty on the governance stream, FFS?

      From the more impartial Aunty online new meeja – includes audio from the Phatt wad – the pompous twat mentions ‘falling asleep’ at meetings, yet again; and talks about the food, ‘course, saying that the vegetarians were ‘less energetic’ than the meat eaters – what, those who managed to stay awake?

      Beyond parody, as usual.

      Maybe, he was having a phantom interview with John Button?

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 20 at 11:49 PM • permalink


    1. Madonna King, the ABC drone the Today show invited to comment on the summit, gushed this morning about its success. That wasn’t unexpected. The ABC has the narrowest range of opinions yet recorded in any group of 1000 people or more ever assembled. Even Stalin’s Duma held more diverse opinions. But I digress.

      Madonna said the summiteers were NOT Australia’s 1000 best and brightest. Who were they then?

      Posted by Contrail on 2008 04 21 at 12:28 AM • permalink


    1. The summit cream cakes were bonza, though, and there was a trough of champers to guzzle on Saturday night in the Mural Hall!

      Posted by Phranger on 2008 04 21 at 12:37 AM • permalink


    1. Has Garry sought treatment for those calluses on his hands yet?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 04 21 at 03:21 AM • permalink


    1. Housing Interest Rates History (Australia) 1959 – 2006.
      Detect a pattern?
      Here’s a hint.
      Apart from the period of ‘75 -‘83 when the useless and ridiculously pompous patrician Fraser was PM, Labor was in government from ‘72 – ‘96.

      Posted by chrisgo on 2008 04 21 at 03:28 AM • permalink


    1. “Sounds like steam escaping…”
      —Blazing Saddles

      Posted by mojo on 2008 04 21 at 12:59 PM • permalink


  1. Ruddle’s wankfest even made the newspapers here in Canada. Headline was something about a Republic.

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 04 21 at 06:33 PM • permalink