Stepping into a hot steaming pile

Cats.  Dear Cats.  Have have you ever had the misfortune of stepping into a fresh animal fecal deposit?  And worse.  No matter how carefully you try to clean your shoe, the smell lingers.  You wash, you spray, you scrub, but that horrible smell just won’t go away.

There is another such smell that just won’t go away no matter the attempts at disinfecting.  And the thought of that smell makes just TAFKAS’ nose curl.

Writing for Project Syndicate, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd continues to blather on about his government.  Worse, he does so from his comfortable confines of New York.

Out, out damned Rudd.  The bad smell the just won’t go away.

Before the current conservative government came to power in 2013, Australia was well-positioned to make the necessary transition to a low-carbon economy. But now, the country is heading in reverse, and has already fallen behind most developed countries, and even China, on reducing emissions and building resilience against climate change.

Blah blah.

Rudd’s the best!  Better than all the rest.

Better than anyone.  Anyone you’ve ever met.

So writes Rudd:

Few countries have such a fundamental interest in addressing climate change as Australia. Yet Australia’s current conservative government refuses to take necessary actions in response to climate science: to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, and therefore play its part as a responsible member of the international community. Instead, we Australians are now free-riding on the rest of the world.

The current Australian Government is conservative.  Who knew.  But even better.  That playing Australia’s part as a responsible member of the international community is a response to climate science.

But come on Kevin you master rhetorician.  Give us the numbers:

The Australian government is not listening to the international business community, despite the fact that investors responsible for $2.4 trillion in assets recently pledged to move to carbon-neutral portfolios by 2050.

2.4 trillion dollars.  WOW!  You can just see Kevin’s pinky pointing to his mouth, Dr Evil style, when he typed that.  1 single fund manager, a large fund manger, looks after 2.4 trillion dollars by iteself.  But there is more that 1 fund manager out there and there is much much much more managed capital out there than 2.4 billion.

Worse.  To correlate the views of a tiny fraction of the funds management industry with the international business community has the same intellectual and economic rigor that many of Mr Rudd’s fact based policies had.  NBN anyone?  How about some pink bats?  Hey.  Maybe the mistake was not to wrap the NBN cables in pink bats.

But more from Mr Rudd:

It is also out of step with Australia’s military leadership, which recognizes the threat to global security from climate change, as well as the increasing strain caused by constant disaster-relief missions in the region.

Australia’s military leadership?  You mean the military leadership more concerned with gender balance in the infantry and diesel submarines than national security?

Talk about a target rich environment:

The economic cost of natural disasters is already enormous: $182 billion in the decade to 2016, according to Deloitte Access Economics.

What were the economic costs of your Government Mr Rudd, not to mention all the renewables and business uncertainly and increased cost of energy.  TAFKAS does not have a lose $1m laying around to commission Deloitte Access Economics, but one suspects that the cost would be more than $182 billion over 10 years.  Hey.  Your’s and Swany’s cumulative budget deficits were more than that.

Natural disasters don’t only take lives, destroy homes, and ruin livelihoods.

You know what else takes lives, destroy homes, and ruin livelihoods?  Rudd Government pink bat programs.

Rather than a climate emergency being declared, can we please declare a Kevin Rudd emergency with action number 1 being that his citizenship be cancelled under the Foreign Fighters legislation.

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36 Responses to Stepping into a hot steaming pile

  1. stackja

    Kev keeps giving advice and taking OPM.

  2. All the useless has-beens end up the same way, Kevin Rudd, Malcolm Turnbull, Malcolm Fraser, John Hewson, Paul Keating etc, etc. There needs to be a special care centre set up for ex-PMs and ex-PM wannabes where we can look after them so that they can’t remind us what idiots they were in real life.

  3. Robbo

    If you are interested in identifying a natural disaster in Australia then you can do no better than Kevin Rudd. Perhaps serious consideration could be given to Malcolm Turnbull (that walking talking egomaniac idiot) and Julia Gillard (the one who got the nod for PM because she was a woman – never claimed to be a smart woman mind you – at least that showed a modicum of wisdom) but for me Rudd is a runaway leader in the Worst PM Australia Has Ever Had contest.

  4. Helen

    What moved me the most with Rudd was seeing the genuine love and devotion his wife showed towards him.

  5. I_am_not_a_robot

    … the total economic cost of natural disasters is forecast to grow by 3.4% per year, double by 2038 and by 2050 reach $39 billion per year in real terms … (Insurance Australia Group Limited)

    They would say that wouldn’t they.
    My modelling shows the cost in real terms of natural disasters in 1788 was a notional $1 and has increased by ~3.4% per year ever since.

  6. “Cats. Dear Cats. Have have you ever had the misfortune of stepping into a fresh animal fecal deposit? “

    We do here everyday…..and that fecal deposit is called “1735099”.

  7. Roger

    Worse, he does so from his comfortable confines of New York.

    Don’t complain, he might come back permanently!

    Then we’d see his mug on the tube every week.

  8. Nob

    Wanna know where investment is really going Kevin?

    Try Norway:

    https://fortune.com/2019/10/18/norway-drilling-climate-oil-and-gas/

    Africa?
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-06/africa-enjoys-oil-boom-as-drilling-spreads-across-the-continent

    USA?
    Over a thousand rigs actively drilling. A thousand. That’s not counting the onshore ones in between wells or offshore rigs in production, completion or maintenance mode.

    https://www.oilandgas360.com/new-mexico-drilling-boom-hits-multi-decade-milestone/

  9. Dr Fred Lenin

    Why New York kev? Australia has an extradition Treaty with the USA , so when you and the missus are charged with corruption about the business of your missus finding jobs that didnt exist for people who didnt want them ,and charging the taxpayer for it,you will be in handcuffs on the plane ,you will have your mate giliard for company, charged with corruptly giving taxpayers money to the clinton crime cartel ,CCC ,to gensure her a career after stuffing Australia .
    Hope you are jailed at Birdsville for life plus ten years .

  10. Atoms for Peace

    25 % of NYC power is via Indian Point nuclear power plant. When do we get nuclear power Kevni?

  11. egg_

    But, but… their non-rising sea levels are the great moral challenge of our generation… or summut.

  12. ACTOldFart

    As usual, Shakespeare said it all:

    But man, proud man,
    Dress’d in a little brief authority,
    Most ignorant of what he’s most assur’d …

    It sums up Kev perfectly. The thick little clown actually thought that more government and more intervention were the solutions to any and every problem that comes along. Mercifully, the Australian electorate took his “little brief authority” away from him decisively. and now the saddo just rants on about things of which he is most profoundly uninformed. Truly, a deeply shallow man.

  13. calli

    Yes, we’ve got his measure, OldFart.

    Numbered, numbered, weighed and divided.

  14. ACTOldFart

    LOL thanks Calli. I guess the only way to better quoting Big W is to qoute God Himself. It’s good that both authorities think KR is a dimwit.

  15. Delcon

    Rudd is a troll on our politics.
    He needs to be treated as a troll.

  16. Fair shake of the Sauce bottle

    He’s as brilliant as he is relevant.
    That deserves an extra helping of earwax to chew on.

  17. cohenite

    Rudd is a runaway leader in the Worst PM Australia Has Ever Had contest.

    Turdball by an arse hair. Krudd a gibbering, drooling second. The slapper and gough the goose a tie for second for reasons too long to expound on and the rest, except for Menzies, an amorphous blob oozing in the distance.

  18. calli

    Krudd pinched the treasure. Turdbull ripped out the conservatives’ heart. Gingerella provided the comic relief.

    All caricatures of human beings. Someone voted for them.

    Let that sink in.

  19. Fat Tony

    Didn’t KRudd have a big hand in cancelling the Wolfedene Dam near Brisbane?
    Part of the plan to make the peasants drink recycled shitwater, I spose…. (I’m a 4 dotter)

  20. Bruce of Newcastle

    What, Rudd hasn’t been given his coveted senior UN position? And he has time on his hands so is writing meaningless missives for a website most people have never heard of?

    Oh, the ignominy.

  21. Tony Tea

    I have no idea who is the all-time best Australian, but Rudd is the all-time worst Australian.

  22. Shy Ted

    I think you’ve flattered him. He was much worse. I was there.

  23. iaomk

    Words cannot describe my utter and total contempt for Rudd. I cannot find anything redeemable about anything he has ever said or done. Maybe there are words, I don’t know. How this sociopathic, narcissistic, lying, nepotistic, hypocritical pile of dogshit gets any media is beyond me. How he keeps fronting up thinking that any sane person gives two flying fucks about him or what he thinks is also beyond me.

    Kevin.

    Fuck off and fuck off now.

  24. Tony Tea

    I always try to be charitable.

  25. Dan Dare

    I’m afraid some here may be too young to know that Whitlam reigns supreme as the worst PM.
    The road to ruin in Australia begun under Whitlam.
    His legacy lives on through the likes of Rudd.
    However, I don’t think Whitlam was a bad to the bone person like Rudd.
    I would have to call on Tintarella for a descriptor for Rudd because mine would not pass the censor.
    PS. Turnbull the bent eared termite (h/t Tinta) runs a close second to Whitlam. White Anting from within.
    PPS. Fraser is up there for wasting his huge majority.

  26. candy

    I don’t think we will ever know why Labor knifed their popular PM. It is very likely he would have won the 2010 election.
    Naturally it is still a sore spot with him.
    In the end he’s much like other Labor leaders – the carbon economy and the environment is dying and open the borders. It’s all too ridiculous but they all go for it. He’s no worse.

  27. Dan Dare

    PPPS
    There have been plenty of dud prime ministers but I’m talking about seriously bad legacies left behind them.
    And while I’m at it, the thing that shits me beyond tears is that these idiots walk away from their catastrophic fuckups without any responsibility, a pension they have no right to and lots of unexplained wealth. Therese/Kev, Julia, etc

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’m afraid some here may be too young to know that Whitlam reigns supreme as the worst PM.
    The road to ruin in Australia begun under Whitlam.

    Whitlam by far, then the Rudd/Gilliard goat rodeo, then Turnbull. Fraser would be on the list – elected in a landslide with a clear mandate to rebuild the country after the failed Whitlam experiment, and it was almost as though he feared exercising that mandate, for fear of what the Left wing of his own party would say.

  29. Westie Woman

    I adore Mr Rudd, he of the pudgy face and ruffled blonde hair – always felt so sorry to hear about his upbringing in a car and his childhood deprivation!
    Thank goodness for Mrs Rudd who managed to get those taxpayer zillions so that Kev could be someone important and be a wonderful person that we can admire and look up to for guidance in our miserable carbon spewing lives!
    Long live Kev!
    *Vomit*

  30. struth

    You reckon this might have got him on the good side of Guterres?

    Look at what I’m writing sir, and I’m here in New York ready to go.

  31. I’m afraid some here may be too young to know that Whitlam reigns supreme as the worst PM.

    That’s may be true for the time, however, those who followed him and took no heed of what he did or learned from it, have to be much worse.

    Put it this way, Malcolm Turncoat was a terrible PM, but those who don’t learn from what he did to the Liberal Party and repeat his errors are far worse.

  32. Dan Dare

    Indeed bemused.
    Macolm the First blew his chance to right the ship at the time.

  33. Tony Tea

    I don’t think we will ever know why Labor knifed their popular PM. It is very likely he would have won the 2010 election.

    I reckon Rudd was a certainty to win in 2010, which is why Labor knifed him. They hate him more than we do and knew that a second victory would have locked him even tighter into the Lodge.

    Labor in 2010, like in 2019, figured they were going to cruise to victory and took liberties with the voters by taking for granted their electoral advantage.

  34. Kneel

    “Instead, we Australians are now free-riding on the rest of the world.”

    Remember how we are NOT supposed to concern ourselves with Australia’s gross contribution to GHGs (as in, well under 2%), but instead focus on our PER CAPITA, which ranks us among the worst?
    You do?
    Good.
    Then consider:
    * Australia has more renewables PER CAPITA than any other country!
    * Australian investment in renewables is higher PER CAPITA than any other nation!

    IOW, PER CAPITA, Australia has done – and continues to do – MORE than ANY OTHER COUNTRY in switching to renewables. Sounds more like the rest of the world is freeloading off of us!

    “Natural disasters don’t only take lives, destroy homes, and ruin livelihoods.”
    And?
    Are you aware that THE SCIENCE ™ says there is NO TREND in such disasters overall – none, zero, zip, nada. Check out the UN IPCC report (any version to date), which states exactly that. That such disasters now cost more than ever is down to inflation and exposure – more things worth more money are being put in places that are more likely to be affected by such disasters.

    So it’s the old “Yes, Prime Minister” response:
    “What about health?”
    “Everyone knows the costs are totally out of control!”
    “Right – ‘We are spending more than ever on health’ …”

  35. John A

    Rather than a climate emergency being declared, can we please declare a Kevin Rudd emergency with action number 1 being that his citizenship be cancelled under the Foreign Fighters legislation.

    TAFKAS and Cats,

    Could someone please advise
    a) what kind of emergency we have on our hands
    b) which of the Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Ambulance, Rescue) have been summoned to deal with the emergency?

    Until such time as these questions have been answered, by definition, there is no emergency.

  36. nfw

    “Loose” not “lose”, as in “loose change. What was the previous commentary about? Literacy standards?

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