When the Soviet Union’s Khruschev attempted to place missiles in the Caribbean, President Kennedy, a Democrat, picked up the phone to Moscow and politely explained if the Soviet ships carrying ICBMs did not turn around and go home the USSR could expect a phalanx of US troops on Soviet soil and a pile of nuclear weapons waiting to be dropped from an overhead flock of B52s.... Khruschev quietly turned around and went home.
It was time to reach for my depleted bottle of Mylanta again last night in an attempt to endure another Monday night of ABC television... the bottle is now empty, and I’m still angry. There must be an answer to this outrageous government-financed monolith that disregards with haughty contempt the majority of the taxpaying public.
Forget the Medibank lie that was designed by failed Treasurer Wayne Swan out of Queensland. This one was designed by the Green/union supported GetUp and it awoke tens of thousands of householders from a deep sleep in marginal seats across Australia.
The most bone-chilling words a policeman can hear is another policeman yelling, “He’s got a gun!” But that’s exactly what this policeman heard before he pumped at least three bullets into Alton Sterling’s chest at point blank range. Sterling, an African American, died on the spot.This, and another killing by cop, led to the unjustified deaths of five innocent policemen in Dallas, Texas.
Mubarak gone! Saddam Hussein gone! Gaddafi gone! All as a result of America’s desire for regime change in nations they know nothing about. Each affected nation is now in turmoil and a choice and easy target for ISIS.
There is more to come from FBI Director Comey over crooked Hillary. The 33,000 emails she destroyed were to do with dirty deals her and Bill's Foundation did in return for US cash deposited in the Foundation's account. And that’s why she has several different servers and different cell phones. She was desperate to keep her dirty deals from the media and the Administration (except from Obama of course).
A test of team-building talent will be a crucial task for a tenuous Turnbull Government. He must not make the mistake of a catty Gillard who stupidly exiled her foe, Kevin Rudd, to backbench oblivion where he regularly leaked on her.
Okay, even if the Coalition gets a 76 seat majority it will be an unworkable Parliament. The reason is that the Government is required to supply a Speaker leaving a 75/74 seat count.
There will be post mortems everywhere from the wise scribes including an hysterical Andrew Bolt and all are essentially right; the vacuum is fast filling where very few once dared to tread. This election was all about Islam but no-one was (is) game to mention it.
A hung parliament, an obstructionist senate, possibly even a Labor/Greens socialist Government. Not surprisingly, many Liberals are left wondering about the wisdom of dumping Abbott for Turnbull.
It was a low day in Oz politics when Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull decided not to risk Abbott and Hastie winning the WA seat of Canning in a by election on that Saturday. They won anyway but it was too late, the treachery of the Libs' Left had played out with another first term PM mercilessly dumped to salve the ego of one person.
Every political pundit is blithely ignoring the lead story out of this election. Thanks to the Australian Electoral Commission, up until this morning all voters have been given the wrong information on how to vote. If, as suggested, there has been some political interference that favours the Greens in these false instructions then it will be an even bigger lead story.