Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lib MPs Not Quite Blown Away by Israel

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit,
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.

Omar Khayyam

You've - almost - got to feel a bit sorry for recently rambammed Senator Anne Ruston (SA).

Just imagine finding yourself trapped in the Upstart - sorry, Startup - Nation where all you're hearing is the incessant drip, drip, drip of chatter such as this:

"1. Drip irrigation Probably no other advancement has been quite as significant. While the concept of drip irrigation existed well before Israeli statehood, it was revolutionized by Israeli water engineer Simcha Blass, who serendipitously discovered that a slow and balanced drip led to remarkable growth. He created tubing that slowly released water where it was most effective, and in 1965 Kibbutz Hatzerim built a whole new industry, Netafim, based on his invention." (The top 12 ways Israel feeds the world, israel21c.org, 10/5/12)

Then there's Craig Kelly's inane babbling:

"I think because Israel is such a small place in the world... If you come up with a business idea or innovation, you're looking at 'how can I actually market my idea idea to the world or to the globe?'"

And John Alexander's embarrassing ejaculations:

"Ahhh... the innovation, the brain power, and the cutting-edge technology."

... drip, drip, drip...
... drip, drip, drip...

And all the while you're haunted by what you'd said in your Appropriation Bill 2012-2013 speech of 18/3/13:

"In the seventies we used to export our irrigation technology to places like Israel. Israel, very cleverly, took that technology and innovation and applied it in their own arid climate... and now we see that most of the irrigation technology that is being exported around the world is actually coming out of Israel and not out of Australia." (anneruston.com.au)

Why, that's bordering on...

Any wonder that Senator Ruston couldn't make it to the AIJAC gig?

As for Ruston's fellow MIA, Senator Zed Seselja's (ACT) no-show, I have no explanation.

1 comment:

Robbo said...

Alexander was a better tennis player than a politician...and he was a piss poor tennis player.