For over 60 years and ever since my morning paper-round chats in Haverbrack Avenue, East Malvern with PM, Mr Menzies, I have had a fascination with politics... and this is how I figure the game works.
A stationary satellite would have detected the movement of MH370 by reading the frequency. A car moving toward you makes a different sound than when it is moving away from you due to sound waves being compacted and then stretched. A satellite cannot detect sound waves but it can detect the frequency of a signal.
It was first reported in the US this week that Cadbury is in real trouble with its export market. After having paid the Indonesian Halal Certification mob the correct protection money, the Malaysian Health Ministry has found traces of pork DNA in its products. All hell has broken loose.
Last night I did something that I so rarely if ever do. I watched an hour of mainstream television. When I say mainstream I mean one of those shows where people vie to cook something better than everyone else and they get all bitchy and teary and the judges bark nasty rude things at them like a nasty old Germanic Reich Marshall.
The frenzy of knee-jerk tantrums and narrow views some Australians have shown in response to this year’s Federal budget highlights a few issues.
Bendigo residents will know of a certain Mr Donald Erskine who appears to own, or have his fingers in, much of everything that ticks in the city.
Well, he certainly wasn’t an “asylum seeker” or a “refugee”, as the ABC continually refers to him as. He was a well-heeled Iranian illegal immigrant who was beguiled by the promise of a land of milk and honey where people are actually paid not to work.
Only Kevin Rudd would put an angry Islamist and an angry New Guinean in the one room and expect both to walk out alive. But Labor was leaving Abbott another landmine, this time in P-NG.
The Australian government is holding an unnecessary enquiry into whether to abolish the Renewable Energy Target (RET), which mandates that 20% of Australian electricity must come from renewable sources by 2020.
When an “It’s Time” campaign swept the Whitlam Government to power in 1972, Australian hearts were full of hope. That hope soon turned to despair as we witnessed the rag-tag bunch of crooks, incompetents and union thugs that followed him into Parliament.
Australia now has 374 mosques and in each immediate area housing values have plummeted to as low as half their former value.
Neither Tony Abbott, nor anyone else for that matter, has the slightest idea how Clive Palmer will vote in the Senate, and neither does Clive. Having a discussion with him is like trying to juggle ping pong balls on a big dipper.
There is one common factor in the ongoing disintegration of Australia’s media... the Left wingers are now the first to be shown the door.
Alarmists see a man-made calamity in every change in the Antarctic ice cap. There is nothing unusual about ice caps melting, ice sheets splitting, icebergs calving or glaciers advancing or retreating. This has been happening naturally for eons.
Footy fans gasped as Adam Goodes stopped a major AFL match to point out a 13 year-old girl who had just called him an ape. He then pointed to two security men demanding she be evicted from the ground and she was, humiliated, crying and confused in front of a 60,000 gobsmacked crowd. Now when Adam gets the ball he’s booed, so what has he achieved?
Standard and Poors, the world’s leading (albeit notoriously inaccurate) ratings agency, says Oz had better get its budget under control or risk losing its AAA credit rating, and that sort of international commentary is music to Joe’s ears. Apparently Clive Palmer, the ABC and the Left of Fairfax are all wrong! We DO have a budget emergency.