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Howes the boss?

18/04/2011

An oldie but a a goodie.

Who is the boss

When the body was first made, all the parts wanted to be the boss.

The brain said, “since I control everything and do all the thinking, I should be the boss.”

The feet said, “since I carry man where he wants to go and get him in position to do what the brain wants, then I should be the boss.”

The hands said, “since I must do all the work and earn all the money to keep the rest of you going, I should be the boss.”

And so it went with the eyes, the heart, the lungs, and all the other parts of the body, each giving the reason why they should be the boss.

Finally, the asshole spoke up and said it was going to be the boss.All the other parts laughed and laughed at the idea of the asshole being the boss.

The asshole got so angry that he blocked himself off and refused to function.

Soon the brain was feverish and could barely think, the feet felt like lead weights and was almost too weak to drag the body anywhere, the eyes grew bleary, and the hands hung useless at the sides.

All pleaded with the brain to let the asshole be declared the boss.And so it happened; all the other parts did all the work and the asshole just bossed and passed out a lot of crap.

THE MORAL: You don’t have to be a brain to be a boss, just an old asshole.

Alternate moral: No matter how well things are going, it can all be shut down by a single asshole.

Paul Howes? Asshole of the nation? Or just a representative of the asshole workers union? 

The good thing about all this is we can finally see structural separation in the ALP. The unions are not interested in anything other then themselves. They have no interest in the nation or the 85% of workers that are not union members. 

Trade unions may only represent 15 per cent of the total workforce but their members are in a large proportion of those industries directly affected by the tax – manufacturing, mining and energy. (Source: SMH)


The latest polls are out. Howes and his asshole union chose the weekend before polling to announce their ‘crisis’ meeting. The effect was immediate.

A Nielsen Poll released today shows ALP primary support slipping a further 2 points and its 2 party preferred also dropping by 2 points.

Not all things are good for the coalition with Tony Abbott’s with his own approval taking a small hit to 42%; his lowest since June last year.

But Julia Gillard’s approval has descended to his level reaching a low of 45%. Despite all this Gillard still leads Abbott 50 – 42.

More concerning for the both leaders is those in the wings. Kevin Rudd leads Julia Gillard 55 to 38. While this may seem bad, Malcolm Turnbull leads Tony Abbott  41 to 28!

Of course these are silly questions designed for those who do not normally vote for a party to throw in a grenade. 

The other factor in consideration is what a holiday period has if anything on a poll. Especially if the phone rings and no one is home.

But while all the talk is about the major parties, there was one poll that must have Clubs Australia trying to find a link to the Carbon Tax.

66% of those polled back Andrew Wilkie in his bid to tighten controls over the pokies industry. I can see RSL heads having conniptions.

There is something else here. The reason in my opinion that unions have such a stranglehold over the ALP and are now throttling it to death is those disillusioned with the unions have stopped their memberships.

Of the 85% of workers that are NOT in a union, the coalition is only getting under half of them to vote for the coalition. Conversely the disgust of the unions are what has helped drive up support for the Greens and the independents.

People so disillusioned with the ALP because of the power of the unions were still finding it hard to vote for the coalition. Not any more it seems.

Ironically in an attempt to create a party for all the workers, unions have fractured the same party and is now making the ALP look more and more like a party composed of childish interest groups that throw tantrums, oust prime ministers and bring down governments if they do not have their way.  

The only thing that can save the ALP is if grassroots workers return to the party and do so in such numbers that the sway of the unions is diminished.

If you ask me, the unions saw this threat a long time ago and began to disenfranchise those members to the point where they have abandoned the party into the hands of a small cabal of unions.

It will be a interesting federal ALP meeting this year. One I hope where the union party is finally structurally separated.

The party needs to return to what its aims are and stop listening to interest groups. The union movement is big enough and ugly enough to leave home. Because the longer they stay, the more they drive down the value of the house as a whole.


A. Ghebranious        2011      (All Rights Reserved)

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3 Comments
  1. Jennifer Baratta permalink

    LOL Sad state of affairs.

  2. are you on linkedin?

    • No I am not.

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