Compulsory voting may not be democratic (how can someone democratically force you to vote for someone, you ask) but mandatory voting does prevent the Marxists of this world from having an inside run to government. Both came too close for comfort.
The trouble with democracy, is that there is always a section of any society which is really dumb. Suppose I was to stand for election with a proposal to repeal the Law of Gravity. The Law of Gravity is one of the leading causes of deaths each year both at home and on the work site. If I promised to repeal this law, I can guarantee there would be some people stupid enough to vote for me.
Former FBI Director Comey can say nothing that will cause hyperventilating “Never Trumpers” to reach for the impeachment button.This Russian collusion crap is nothing more than a normal inter Ambassadorial function. All diplomats are eager for information (albeit that it can usually be gained from any newscast) to show governments back home that they are doing their jobs.
This is what we are up against; a coalition of Liberal, ALP and Green Left has killed off a Conservative leader, in Abbott, who won record-breaking support of the people ... except in the Middle-East, has there ever been anything less democratic than that?
Ancient Bedouin warfare was reborn in the Gulf yesterday as the Saudi’s long held hatred for the tiny State of Sunni Qatar bubbled over amid claims of hacking and executions of each other’s citizens. It’s not just another spat this time as the Saudis via OPEC have the major say in total oil production, therefore pricing. And Qatar owns and exports gas from its world’s largest deposits.
After Thursday’s election she may well have the extra numbers to do something about the cult of Islam which is currently hiding behind the protected, tax-free status of a religion. But the Left will use every means possible to prevent any reform, because the Left also wants the joint destroyed.
The Kyoto Agreement failed with almost all nations realising the futility of such a Gore inspired hoax. But since then the same hoax has had billions thrown at it to convince formerly sane world governments to comply. A new round of scientific data has been projected to show that we must believe the science (the trouble is that these are only scientists employed by the UN’s corrupt IPCC, and many are not even familiar with the climate, let alone practising climatologists).
Australians will continue to be at risk as long as this jerk is in charge of ASIO. Anyone who is appointed to a security position anywhere by Julie Bishop must present a clear and present danger.
The serious defunding of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) by Trump set the tone for ignoring false global warming claims and getting the hell out of the UN sponsored Paris Accord.
If 75 is old then old age has finally caught up with me and I am more confused and frustrated than ever. You see my very best friend when I was a kid was Robert Menzies and later, after having spent an extended time at Canberra’s ANU, I was faced with an antipodal view of life.
The Manchester bombing was very personal for me. I was born in St Mary’s Hospital, just a short walk from the Manchester arena. I also had a very happy childhood, growing up in the Southern suburbs. I still have a very special place in my heart for Manchester and its people.
The term “radicalised” is used as just another attempt to separate Muslims in general from “the really bad bastards”... as is the term “lone wolf”. Well, as much as defenders of Islam try to downplay the cult’s integrable involvement in terrorism by blaming a “stray lone wolf”, the more we see the networks unfold behind the atrocities. And those networks are extensive as the Manchester incident shows now that more than a dozen other "really bad bastards" have been arrested.
Schapelle Corby was nothing more than a passing hiccup to an Australian Government determined not to upset Islamic sensitivities, despite the disgusting 30 month sentence given to Abu Bakar Bashir, (above) the mastermind of the Bali bombing that killed 88 Australians and who, with time served on remand, walked free. That compares poorly to Corby’s 20 year sentence.