“Ideology before common sense” is the perverted principle of Labor and the Greens. Free health care, free education and free everything else, including money, is the egalitarian dream of the Left. And who pays for it? Who cares, that will be the problem of an incoming conservative government and any legislation it attempts to rescind will help to get us back into government again. (see polls)
A healthy majority of Australians supports the execution of the Bali two and I find myself in the minority once again. The last chance of clemency was lost in the official cacophony of objections from both sides of Parliament. It sealed the fate of those two idiots.
Without a good supply of Mylanta handy it’s difficult to write about a politically biased woman using innocent children in detention to further her own vile agenda. Abbott’s unprecedented rage over this despicable Human Rights Commissioner is fully justified and the ABC’s defence of her is to be expected.
Security authorities are reeling in shock at a “new under-the-radar” menace threatening Aussies. Billions spent on security seem clearly misdirected when all it takes is an alert neighbour to finger two of Gillard’s refugees as terrorists.
In the latter stages of his tenure and when he cannot be re-elected anyway, Obama has begun revealing his true anti-American, pro-Islamic colours and boy are they revealing.
J.BISHOP: Australian Foreign Minister here, put me through to Joko Widodo please.
Abbott’s problem is that he was too successful in killing off Rudd/Gillard/Rudd. A litter of over 100 is unwieldy, unhappy, uncontrollable and unproductive. History is littered with many huge majorities that ended in tears. Campbell Newman’s the most recent.
Samantha Maiden is one of the better political journos around and a terrific sheila but it appears she has been pushed to come up with an exclusive on Abbott... and she has. Unfortunately it’s an exclusive that makes no sense and to be honest, I don’t believe it.
Those conservatives crying tears of blood for Tony Abbott, forget it! You have a much bigger problem on your hands because the Libs are about to self-destruct. They are about to elect someone who will lead them into the valley of death. The no-name backbenchers proposing a spill motion weren’t thinking Turnbull... they were thinking Bishop or Morrison!
And that’s the quandary the Party Room will face on Tuesday. The word “loyalty” is not listed in the political lexicon but the word “survival” is explained in full. As suggested here many posts ago Tony Abbott has no way out at the Party Room Meeting but to take the lead and call for a vote of confidence in his leadership. He says he won’t, and for good reason.
Education has come a long way since I was at school. Now that everyone has a calculator on their smart phone, there is no need for children to spend time learning useless things like times tables. Kids are now free to learn much more useful things instead.
A Turkish people smuggler has claimed thousands of ISIS operatives have posed as refugees and entered Europe to commit acts of terror or simply “lie in wait” prior to receiving orders from al-Raqqa in Syria. His claims were confirmed by a spokesperson for the Islamic State. “Just wait” he said, “we have gone like asylum seekers.”
Horrific footage has emerged of "vicious attacks" at a halal slaughterhouse where animals had their throats hacked at with saws. Other footage shows sheep being kicked in the face by staff and a worker standing on the neck of a conscious animal.
Tony Abbott should call for a vote of confidence in his leadership at the Party meeting next week. It’s a perilous gamble he may not be prepared to take because he no longer has the numbers but it’s a gamble he must take or his Party will slowly implode.
And so he faces the final curtain, maybe not today or tomorrow, but he is a dead man walking and he is the only member of the Coalition who hasn’t yet realised it. How it got to this should be no surprise, after all his colleagues told him ten years ago they did not consider him foreman material... “We don’t see you in that way, Tony”, they said. Only Tony saw himself in that way
Or in other words, “It’s very important that Bill Shorten not be gifted the next election”. If an unknown Leftie who can’t tell you what the GST rate is can be voted into Office by Queenslanders then anything is possible. And if you’re batting badly and you hear a death rattle like, “The Prime Minister has my support”, then you may as well begin walking, because you’re about to be given out.