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Happy birthday Betty 2

It’s Betty 2s birthday and the nice Government has given Paddock Workers a day off. It isn’t really Betty 2’s birthday, but the nice Government thought we had too many holidays at the start of the year and wanted to get one into the later part of the year. Hang on, that’s Betty 1 in the picture – or is it Helen Mirren? Royal families can be confusing. Anyway, Betty 2 was crowned Queen Betty on 2nd June 1953. I was born on 14th July 1953. This was very inconvenient for my dear old Mum as she was a froggy and wanted to go out dancing and boozing on July 14th to celebrate the day the Frenchies decided they didn’t like their Government. So when I was a boy, my dear old Mum tricked me into thinking my birthday was the 2nd June and I was born on Betty 2’s crowning day.

There, that’s a better pic. Hang on, it’s Helen Mirren again. Oh well, I always had a thing for Helen. Anyway, I finally caught my dear old Mum out as not only did she tell me I was born on the 2nd of June, she also told me I was born under the same star sign as my dear old Dad who was a Leo. 2nd June and Leo was not a match, so I gave her a grilling and elicited the truth at last. It just goes to show that everyone is out to fool you. Betty 2 was born on 21st April, not the first Monday in October as the Government would have you believe. My tip is to only ever trust Wiki and me.

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I read the news today, oh boy

Ahh…….Saturday arvo. The Responsible Adult buys me the Weekend Australian of a Saturday. Mainly so I can go all grumpy old man and whinge that it’s all Right Wing commentary instead of news. Anyway, here’s the bits I saw with my grumpy old man eyes.

Seems people aren’t happy with Can-do. Don’t blame me, I didn’t vote for him. I know the ALP were a bit on the nose, but every time I go to Bris-vegas, there’s either another highway up in the sky or under the ground. The man was obviously totally obsessed with cars. I prefer pollies who are more interested in humans.

Gerry Harvey hasn’t made as much money this year as last year. Well, Gerry, you may have put a few punters off by asking the Government to charge GST on imported goods with a value less than $1,000. If you had actually thought about it, then you might have asked the Government to not charge GST on Australian bought goods under $1,000. The Government would still have told you to nick off, but your plan involved consumers paying more. My plan involved consumers paying less.

Apple are suing Google, or Samsung or somebody – I can’t keep up. Can you remember the good old days when Apple were innovators of great products? Now it seems their focus is on litigation rather than innovation.

I could go on, but have satisfied my inner grump.

So why the picture of the woodshed? – just to remind me that while the outside is pretty there is a big old mess inside that needs cleaning out. But in the meantime, there is a rather nice Clancy’s Shiraz just been opened. 

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