A record for us, three meals out in one day. We had brunch out, then lunch and then dinner out too. We were up early to get the car serviced and while it was being done we went to the big green hardware shed while the car was being serviced and then had some brunch in Bay Street, Port Melbourne. It then became complicated with Hippie Niece texting R, care to catch up for lunch as the babies' father had weekend custody and her brother had presented her with a gift of a night's city accommodation in an beautiful silver American Airstream bus on the roof of a building in town. Then we had a lovely dinner across the road with a workmate of mine at a place that in 16 years, we have been to once, but we often enough order pizza to be delivered from there. Dining in at Roscoe's was really nice.
We have a new Prime Minister. I am quite happy to have a church going Prime Minister, but not one who actually believes. S'pose he is better than the full on religious cranks, such as The Abbott, who was nasty enough but not nearly as nasty as the aspiring Peter Dutton. Dutton puts scary to whole new level. Fortunately the party knew extreme right winger Dutton and his cronies were not electable as PM or as leaders, not that PM's are directly electable, but ipso facto, they are. You vote for your local member and and get a Prime Minister. Until Abbott, I don't really recall having a nasty Prime Minister.
Scott Morrison is our new PM. How did he vote on things I care about as a base(French thingie above the e, or is it the a) voter?
Immigration? Like all rich conservative politicians he is pro high immigration as factory fodder and to break down working conditions and wages. He has been pretty mouthy and disgusting about refugees, refusing funds for relatives to attend a family member's funeral among the detention on nearby but foreign islands.
Same sex marriage? Against.
Public transport? I don't know. Former PM Turnbull was very pro public transport and a frequent user.
Cities overcrowded with people? See immigration.
Abortion? I don't know. As treasurer he could have withdrawn funding, but did not. But I would imagine as a strongly religious person, he is against.
Apologies to our Aboriginal people for the Stolen Generation? Not sure.
Health? Cuts to public hospital funding and a freeze on Medicare gives you the answer.
Environment and global warming? He once took a lump of coal into Parliament and held it aloft and sang its praises as a wonderful cheap and efficient source of energy. Pity it wasn't uranium.
I can only conclude he is not as bad as The Abbott or wannabe Peter Dutton, but bad enough.
Here is photo of the three contenders for Prime Minister of Australia. On the left is execrable Peter Dutton, Julie Bishop and now Prime Minister Scott Morrison. If it was a popular vote by Australians, Ms Bishop would have won. She has acquitted herself well in public life, unlike so many politician blokes.
ScoMo has hit the ground running with a visit to drought stricken areas. I was going to write about the drought, but I fear I will have plenty of time to do that in the forthcoming months.
Meanwhile in Houston, Texas, a black bloke is having more than fifteen minutes of fame as he has the same name as the loser political assassin of former PM Malcolm Turnbull here, Peter Dutton. He seems to be a much nicer Peter Dutton and there is crowd fundraising for him to have a holiday in Australia. He took mistaken tweets on his Twitter account with good humour. Here he is in clip announcing the sex of his unborn child. Dunno, but I just have a feeling Peter Dutton from Houston might be a good and very down to earth Prime Minister for Australia.