2 Crocodiles

Two Crocodiles were sitting at the side of the River.The smaller one turned to the bigger one and said, ‘I can’t understand how you can be so much bigger than me. We’re the same age, we were the same size as kids – I just don’t get it.’

‘Well,’ said the big Croc, ‘what have you been eating?’

‘Politicians, same as you,’ replied the small Croc.

‘Hmm. Well, where do you catch them?’

‘On the other side of the river near the Parliament car park in Canberra.

‘Same here. Hmm…..How do you catch them?’ asked the big Croc.

‘Well, I crawl up under one of their big Lexus, BMW or Mercedes cars and wait for one to unlock the car door. Then I jump out, grab them by the leg, shake the shit out of them and eat ’em!’

‘Ah!’ says the big Crocodile, ‘I think I see your problem. You’re not
getting any real nourishment. See, by the time you finish shaking the shit out of a Politician, there’s nothing much left but an arsehole with a briefcase


Copied from a Facebook post by Ron Anderson



Is Scott Morrison Trying to Start the Boats Coming Again

Is Scott Morrison trying to start the boats coming again? It would be politically advantageous for the LNP to start the flood of refugees coming by boat. So this needs to happen before the next federal election. Listen to Kristina Keneally she puts it in perspective.

If you were the council what would you spend $40 million on ?

If you were the council what would you spend $40 million on ? People are saying NO to Mid Coast Council spending $40 million on moving to the Masters Building. What should they be spending $40 million on ?


We should be demanding DE MERGE that should be the main issue. If they consolidate the whole shebang in to Masters it will be much more difficult to DE MERGE. Perhaps this explains the undue haste in trying to move to the Masters Building ? With the state election coming up soon with the possibilty of labour winning government there may be a real chance to get DE MERGE

Please leave a comment to this blog and we will publish most sensible responses.

We want to Know your thoughts on this issue

Is Foxtel worth the Money ?

Closing my Foxtel Account.

Is Foxtel worth the money ? ask yourself. I disconnected Foxtel at home because they seem to me to be getting more greedy by the day. I tried to cancel my subscription and ended up talking to an account recovery person. He asked me why I was leaving. I told him it was too expensive. In my opinion not value for the price.I was paying $120 per month. He asked me what I thought it was worth. I replied $50 a month. His response was OK “If I give it to you for $50 a month will you stay? I of course agreed. The downside was that it was only for 6 months.
So every 6 months I had to do the same . And this went on for 18 months until last operator just said if you want to leave just leave. So I did.

Fetch as an Alternative

Then I replaced Foxtel with Fetch.  On Fetch I discovered that many of my favorite channels I had watched on Foxtel were available in a package for $6 a month. So Channels such as BBC First,Universal,National Gegraphic,13th street,UKTV, and many more. These are all available without Foxtel.

The Missing Channel

The NRL is the missing link. I am a Rabbotoh’s Supporter. I like to watch every game if possible. Unfortunately half the games involving South Sydney are televised on Free to Air and all are shown on Foxtel. Due to this I could miss half the South Sydney games.

Alternative ways to watch NRL

Telstra offer a NRL app but it has severe restrictions. Due to this viewing is only possible on a small screen such as mobile phone or Ipad.
NRL supporters are blackmailed. You need to pay Foxtel for the sports channel. This is available on regular Foxtel,FoxtelGo, and Foxtel Now.
By far the best option is to find a friend who still has Foxtel connected and also subscribes to sports channel. Then login in to FoxtelGo using your friends details and watch on your Desktop Computer.

Foxtel Now The Big Sting for NRL Supporters.

Last season 2018 I weakened and subscribed to FoxtelNow. I was able to subscribe and using my mobile phone cast on to my 55cm TV. This was all good and at end of season I cancelled the subscription. So we are almost at start of 2019 season. Time to re subscribe to FoxtelNow BUT !! and heres the STING. Foxtel will only give you access to sports via Now if you also sign up for a package of useless unwanted channels first. So you pay $25 a month for a package of channels most of which are available elsewhere free or for a fraction of the price. Add the cost of the Sports Channel and it becomes a very expensive exercise.


Cranky Opinionated Old Bastards

Some time ago someone suggested that I was an “Opinionated Old Bastard”. After much deliberation I decided that it might ( I repeat might ) be true. Having retired at 70 years of age when I sold my business. I went from 12 hours a day 7 days a week to not very much over night. This had a strange effect on me. I was the managing Director of a small business with a handful of employees. My employees all listened to me but now post retirement even my wife often ignores me.

There is lots of us around

Yes there is a lot of cranky opinionated old bastards around and I think I can explain why. People go through life with great expectations . When people, and I am talking mostly about men arrive at retirement there can be a big void. If when a person was 30 they aspired to be a big fish in a big pond and when they retire they are a minnow in a very small pond it can cause resentment. This of course often manifests itself as a cranky opinionated old bastard.

Cranky Opinionated Old Bastards on the Internet

The place to find a group of cranky opinionated old bastards is on the Internet. However many blogs / Facebook pages are now heavily moderated and the best of us have been banned ( me not included ) but if you follow a blog such as grey nomads for a few days you will see some of our group in action. Post an innocent question like “how to determine the weight of your caravan”. The result will amaze you as you will have just started a huge argument with many cranky opinionated old bastards desperate to be relevant voicing their opinions and often ranting about a subject not even relevant to the question.

Writing a Blog could be a solution

I am trying to use my pent up frustration and my cranky opinionated old bastardry in this Blog. Writing my own blog I get to dish out my opinion to all and sundry without fear of counter argument. When some one makes a comment I dont like it I simply delete it. However the down side is at 72 the brain does not work as well as it did. No matter how easy the WordPress set up is sometimes it seems to me to be in a different language. Enter me as a Carnky Opinionated Old Bastard AGAIN !