Ronald Brak

Because not everyone can be normal.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Australians Doing Well Required To Buy Luxury Cars At Gunpoint

On the Australian Luxury Car Tax, Maserati General Manager Glen Sealey said, ‘It’s a discrimination against people who are doing well.’ And Porsche dealer Sean Lygo said, ‘…totally unfair to charge people 33 per cent for buying a car because they’ve done well’.

So apparently it's not discrimintation against people who spend more than the Luxury Car Tax threshold of $63,184 on a car, it's discrimination againt people have done well.  I wonder how that works?  Are Australians who do well required to buy a luxury car by law?  Do they have one issued to them based on their tax returns?  If I don't have a luxury car and I'm doing well will the police arrest me?

These are not very bright statements.  They are also suspiciously similar as if they both subscribe to the same newsletter.   And the guy from Porche doesn't even seem to know how the tax works.  It is not a 33% tax, it is 33% above the Luxury Car Tax threshhold, which means it will vary but I guess it would average around 8%.  Hardly an imposition given we tax junk food, something almost everyone buys at least sometimes at a 10% flat rate.  In fact, let's see if I can come up with a brilliant statement of my own, "The junk food tax is discrimination against people who waste money on junk."  Or maybe, "It is totally unfair to charge people 40% but really 10% for buying a mars bar simply because they couldn't be arsed to eat a piece of fruit."

Anyway, after reading their statements, I'm convinced we should get rid of the Luxury Car Tax and replace it with a much higher Wanker Tax.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Number of US Coal Mines Down 26% From Peak, Production Down 17%

 American Coal Pie

So bye bye American coal mine,
If you don't close down soon I'll lose more than my mind,
And them good ole boys still feed us the same line,
Saying this'll be the way that we die,
This'll be the way the world dies.

Did you love that mountain top?
Pity that they blew it right up,
To get to the coal below.
Do you believe Harper and Abbott?
Is it too late to stop the rot?
And manage to make the warming slow?

Well I know that you're in love with cash,
But what good is it standing in the ash?
To our chagrin we learned,
Some men just wanna watch the world burn.

And the natural world it comes unstuck.
From burning coal and filling air with muck,
But do they even give a fuck,
On how the world dies.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Audi Announces 500 KM E-Tron Quattro! Not The Car, Just The Concept!

With a 500 kilometer E-tron Quattro,
I could drive to a most distant bottle-oh,
One in Coober Pedy don't you know.

Some people say this car is phony,
But a magic talking pony,
Told me that it isn't just for show.

As soon as I am able,
I will buy this mythic fable,
And be stared at everywhere I go.

I will hover in the air,
On an invisible magic chair,
And tell my number one to make it so.

We will soar at ludicrous speeds,
As on imagination the engine feeds,
In automobilic emperor's new clothes.

Parked within my garage,
Will be a shimmering mirage,
The unillusionary E-tron Quattro!

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Arise Carbonetta, Queen of the Prime Minister's Heart!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

I'm Really Looking Forward To This Book Coming Out