Once upon a time, two crafty tailors convinced the Emperor that they could make him a set of magic clothes. They told all the people that these robes would be so magic that only smart people could see them. Everyone went along with the deception because no one wanted to admit that they were too stupid to see the wonderful clothes.
The Left’s first response to a terrorist incident is, “It's more likely a domestic disturbance, or an out of control vehicular incident”. Once established that the perpetrator was screaming ‘Allahu akbar’ it’s, “Other good Muslims must not be blamed”. When these ‘other good Muslims’ refuse to condemn the perpetrators, it’s a case of, “More people die in swimming pools than from terrorism”.Then it's, “It must be a lone wolf thing”. Or, “Some poor little Muslim kid has been radicalised”. Finally, when all excuses for Islamic terrorism are exhausted it’s time to call concerned Conservatives, “Islamophobes, racists and bigots”.
Labor’s vilification of RC Commissioner Dyson Heydon, when hearing evidence from Shorten and ex PM Gillard, turned out to be yet another of Shorten’s misguided missiles because Heydon let the criminality of both slide through to the keeper. Now those flawed decisions may come back to haunt him via an unpretentious bloke called Ralph Blewitt.
[Excuse me being AWOL this week as I wanted to take time out in Sydney to remember Bill.] An estimated four hundred people flocked to the upmarket Pier One Hotel in Sydney’s Rocks on Thursday evening. Tony Abbott was there tucking into a few ales with Peta Credlin, many of the opinionated SKY News team were there and even the ABC and Fairfax were represented, but free alcohol and tucker can be an irresistible attraction for some.
The profusion of insurance ads flooding the airwaves illustrates the amount of money to be made by doing nothing other than collecting premiums and arguing over payouts. Ads for pets, life insurance, funerals, car and household insurance, in fact you can insure just about everything in order to have that warm glow of peaceful serenity to stave off a possible ruinous payout for an unforeseen accident... providing you have previously navigated the fine print.
We don’t have an electricity supply crisis – we have an energy policy crisis. Vote-seeking politicians with little understanding of markets, engineering or energy have passed costly laws, shuffled a pack of complex regulations, imposed discriminatory taxes and subsidies, set unrealistic targets, interfered in markets, and imposed death-by-delay on real energy explorers and developers.
He was a stickler for accuracy and his daily cartoon space will not be effectively filled by any contemporary cartoonist. The rebellious newspaper cartoonists have all gone with the greats of the past who adorned the pages of Smith’s Weekly and the old Bulletin. Current newspaper cartoonists are frightened of upsetting the few, but strive to placate the many in an environment of PC mania and Left lunacy. That's not real cartooning!
The unravelling of John Howard’s GST idea was predicable simply because VAT/GST is an easy mark for raising taxes further. The trouble is that centrist Federal governments like to hold the guiding reins on State expenditures and when a rise in the GST becomes economically necessary, as it has in every other nation, it never happens here.
Multiculturalism could have worked well in Australia if Islam had been taken seriously and banned as an irreconcilable cult that has no more of a place here in Australia than does the KKK. The undercurrent of discontent now that Islam has demonstrated its hideous side is palpable and if leaders want election or re-election they would do well to ape a little of Pauline Hanson’s and Donald Trump's immigration policy.
Most complaints I receive that ask for airing, concern effects on kids after vaccinations and now there is a sharp fall in the number of parents prepared to have their kids jabbed, Pauline Hanson has quite reasonably suggested parents should do their own research before deciding on vaccinations.
There was a time when true environmentalists strove to protect wild things. Now the green shirts have become enemies of the environment by pushing green energy and demonising the building blocks of life - carbon and carbon dioxide.
Halal certifier, Mohamed El-Mouelhy, capitulated yesterday in the face of damning evidence that he has contributed to Islamic “charities” that funnel the money to terrorist groups. El-Mouelhy probably won’t know what capitulation means, so I will spell it out for him... “give in”, “fold”, “go to water”, “concede”, “surrender” and a word he should know intimately... “submit”.
Can Abbott again lead this nation? The answer is no, as those who once stood behind him have predictably gone to water and looked to secure their seats instead. But the Left is now in the minority. They don’t know that of course, they still believe they are safely installed as the world’s social conscience. But the greatest threat to the majority Right is exactly what Trump is now experiencing... the Left’s failure to accept a democratic election result. They will do that here too, when the time comes.