You can have your solar panels and your turbines on the hills; You can use the warmth of sunshine to reduce your heating bills. You can dream you’re self-sufficient as you weed your vegie bed; As long as you make sure to keep A diesel in the shed.
Only now is it becoming evident just how much of a failure Obama was. He flat out refused to confront Islamic terrorism, Iranian nuclear capability or the mentally retarded, obese grub, Kim jong-Un, who threatens Japan, the US and South East Asia with crude and dangerous attempts at delivering nuclear warheads using outdated ICBM technology supplied by Iran. The pudgy little gnome has no idea that he only has weeks to live.
Well, here I am, just back from England, sitting up at midnight unable to sleep and thinking over the events of the last three weeks. What is it actually like in England these days? People over here often ask me that. Is it really that bad? Are there gangs on the streets? Are the inner cities on fire?
I was looking everywhere for Ralph Blewitt’s contact number when the phone rang. Yep, it was old Ralph. I wanted to know if the fire in his belly was still raging at the same rate it was three years ago. Surely his anger must have subsided a little. It hadn’t, except toward me for calling him a simpleton, for which I have apologised.
Every day some green energy promoter or a battery salesman tells us how green energy with battery backup will supply Australia’s future electricity needs.
What is a politician? In short, a politician is a boss. A politician is someone who tells us what we can or can’t do. Their orders are known as “laws.” In democracies politicians are usually members of democratic political parties. However, dictators are politicians and so are party members in a communist country.
“Ban all Muslims”, suggests Pauline Hanson and Barnaby Joyce comes out swinging with an eye only on maintaining live-cattle exports to Muslim countries. Joyce sees no harm in past and future Muslim atrocities when it comes to his socialist Nationals’ portfolio of Agriculture and Water. His only claim to fame is that he prevented the duplicitous cat who gave us Gillard returning to the seat of New England. That cat being Tony Windsor.
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.