Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Three interesting questions

These are completely unrelated, but food for thought nonetheless:

1. Should the man Dick Cheney shot subsequently die, what should happen to Dick Cheney? The guy had a heart attack today and is apparently recovering. Is it relevant that Cheney didn't have a permit? If it happened in Victoria, could he/should he be prosecuted for reckless murder? Would he be prosecuted at all?

2. What should happen to the rogue Chaser writer who sent Leunig's cartoon to the Iranian paper? Is he just so stupid he should be sacked? Should he be prosecuted for something? Or my favourite - could Leunig bring an action for copyright infringement?

3. Politically not legally - what the hell is John Howard doing sending letters to the Iraqi government pleading with them to 'think of individual Australian wheat farmers' who have lost business because of the Iraqis' decision to stop importing wheat. Do you think he will get a letter back? How about - 'piss off you moron, think of individual Iraqis who are having their legs blown off (1) by your allies and (2) by people who hate you so much they are willing to blow up all sorts of stuff so they make you look bad'. Or - 'think of the individual Iraqis who were tortured by the regime your individual wheat farmers funded illegally'.

That's what I would say, anyway.


Blogger Dash Brannigan said...

Hmm think if Howard gets a letter back it will be more like: “We have no issues with the wheat board bribing Saddam’s regime but it’s the fact they got caught. We don’t want to do business with someone who is too dumb to hide the evidence… Silly Hobbit!”

But here is another question as food for thought. Well two actually.

1) What were the auditors doing? Why has Ernst Young not be raked over the coals for this? One would think that in conduction an audit of a major exporter to developing (read, probably corrupt) countries you would look and find bribes.

2) When are the ATO going to get into this? If you want to find out the truth get the ATO to start to investigate (as they have some of the strongest investigative powers in Australia). Also it will reduce the political interference in the situation.

1:03 pm  
Blogger Dash Brannigan said...

Just here to gloat over my comment. AWB will be investigated by the ATO. Well it wasn't really my question to begin with. You can thank Daddy Brannigan for that one. But still I wonder who gave the opposition the idea to ask the question?

9:58 pm  
Blogger Not my real name said...

It wasn't you by any chance was it?

10:13 pm  
Blogger Dash Brannigan said...

Like I said wasn't my idea. Papa Brannigan thought of that one.

Maybe the strategiests at the ALP are reading you blog?

10:18 pm  
Blogger Not my real name said...

Ohhhhh daddy Brannigan! I see. Go Mr. Brannigan!

Hmm..Don't think there are too many takers for this blog - although I notice my hit count is up over 700 and they can't all be me and you can they?

10:27 pm  
Blogger Dash Brannigan said...

Yeah you probably have some kind of readership (outside of me and you)... either that or one of us just hits the reload button a couple of hundred times.

1:22 am  

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