The author was inspired to write ‘Poor Poppy and the Chocolate Man’ to help bring to the attention of all parents the realization that their children can become victims of a pedophile. At the same time she wishes to give the reader an insight into behind the scenes of the unknowing families, the law enforcement’s detectives’ efforts to help stamp out these ever increasing everyday heinous acts of behavior and the recognition for the introduction of harsher sentences.
The author also wishes to state that whilst the Australian Government has apologised to the stolen generation it is her heartfelt wish that through the pages of ‘Poor Poppy and the Chocolate Man’ a sincere apology will reach all of the children who have become victims of a pedophile.
The May Poll Dance
Rose C Taylor
(A PR’s Delight)
Will we be gathering nuts in May on a frosty morning? Yes, but at this point of time I would suspect not the edible kind.
In order to prepare your political appetites may I quote from my story Lamingtons on Sunday
"Now the moral of this story is “Could not the devil we know be far better than the one we don’t?”
Rose C Taylor (September, 11 2007). Update September, 15th 2007: "Getting 'staler' or should that read 'scarier' by the day". Update 29/04/09—Yes I would have to say it is getting scarier.
Alexander Downer never said a truer word when he described Kevin Rudd as a PR's delight.
"Mr. Downer said Mr. Rudd was a good media performer, great with stunts and the best client of PR firms" (Herald Sun News - September 09, 2007 09:16am).
However, we must not lose sight of the fact that some ministers from both sides of government are indeed PR Delights; Peter Costello, Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott, and Peter Garrett to name but a few.
We have been led to believe that everyone is entitled to 15 minutes of glory; however, while many have their cup of life short changed by hijackers intent on making a name for them-selves, be it in politics or any other form of notoriety, everyone else’s chances of increasing their fame remain in the half full or half empty vessels of life.
If our current Prime Minister, in his continual grabs at 15 minutes of fame, is to have us accept as true his beliefs for mankind hinge on every word and deed proclaimed by him, then he should take note:
“Walk behind us if you must, walk beside us if you trust but, if you walk in front of us will we see through you?” (Adapted from Rose C Taylor's Quotation 1973)
Why did we need a change of government? Was being secure a no no? Now that we have a change may I also ask “Why do some from the right lean to the left when there is something in it for them?”
Tony Abbott, while disapproving back in February of this year the possibility of old age pensioners getting an increase of $30-a-week in their fortnightly allowance, quite openly and calmly approves of Federal politicians getting a $90-a-week increase in their allowances. Regardless of the fact that politicians have not had such an increase for some years the timing of this approval and the acceptance of it by our government ministers leaves a bad taste in many mouths.
Raising Tony Abbott: I am very disappointed in Tony Abbott's remark re a proposed increase for pensioners in the May budget. My son works for a big supermarket and he commented, back then, that when the pensioners received their pre-Christmas bonus both him and his work colleagues saw many little old ladies buying items that they had not been buying for years—in particular ingredients for baking their own cakes and sponges etc. I remember remarking that the proposed $30.00 per week increase should have been brought forward. It would have been a far better deal for pensioners in the long term than the bonus. I feel certain that had this measure been taken all genuine aged pensioners would now financially be able to afford to buy the necessary ingredients and/or items they require for their daily use.”  (Rose Taylor - Herald Sun Fri 20 Feb 2009).
While our current treasurer—the flapping swan—has all old aged pensioners waiting with baited breath to see if they will be cared for in the May Budget it should be pointed out that had they received the $30.00 per week increase as initially proposed by Dr. Nelson they would have had from December 8th up until the 12th May $570.00 (19 wks) in lieu of the $1,400.00 Stimulus Package, but, more importantly, they would know they would be continuing to get it and 52 wks equals $1,560.00. I know what I, and others of the same opinion as me, would have preferred.
Kevin Rudd reveals multi-billion-dollar defence plan 2
Kevin Rudd spreads $800m in Community Infrastructure Program 3
Kevin Rudd to introduce new measures to help mortgage renegotiations 4
Rudd backs rise in MPs' electorate allowance 5
Means testing the private health insurance rebate, Medicare safety net, and family tax benefit B…6
And so the list goes on. Come May 12th will we be dancing to Swan’s tune as he performs his May poll dance? Remember Rome burned while Nero fiddled;
are we to let the year of 2009 be labeled:
“The year the Maypole was exposed” or will we say "In your dreams mate" to "Swan's dreams of slashing the deficit—while Rudd continues to let it grow."
This now brings me back to Lamingtons on Sunday; we all know that the devil we didn't know won't eat cake so why should we?  (Rudd's special meat-free meal or should that have read 'cake-free?' meal could not be met.)
Rose C Taylor
29th April, 2009
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