The Senate sits

Australia 2005. The federated states of Australia. Monday afternoon. Just before tea time. Bicameral system of parliament. Two chambers . One officiating government.

A VOICE: Today the Senate sat and will continue to sit until August 18. The time has come. The dark days are upon us . Now the officially delegated bad guys own the upper house and can do with us what they please. It is a moment of foreboding. We are undone. Not until 2011 can our beloved brother Labor Party seek to once again deal the class enemies a telling blow. We’re going to be screwed. O me miserum! Oh wretched me! For pity sake!...

Much gnashing of teeth. Gnash! Gnash!

The PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA , sat down to their evening meal, and gave thanks for their parliamentary checks and balances.