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Tuesday, 22nd August 2017

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THERE'S NO RABBIT IN THAT HAT MR ABBOTT

Treasurer Joe Hockey and an unconvinced Mathias Cormann have exactly six days to persuade Tony Abbott not to put the Coalition back in opposition.


A COMPANY IN SELF-IMPOSED DECLINE

“Why negotiate to buy Fairfax? I’ll just wait outside for a while and pick it up off the liquidator”, said Singo. It seems he may not have long to wait as the once great Fairfax embarks on yet another round of job-shedding to keep the bailiff from the door.


THE TRUTH BEHIND THE EXTRA THREE BOATIES

On February 3 this year a boat was intercepted by Australian border patrol. One enterprising prospective immigrant feigned a heart attack. He was promptly transferred to Christmas Island along with one other person who feigned the same emergency.


AUNTY NEEDS A FACE-LIFT

...and a lift in ratings

The Gillard-appointed crusty old Leftie, ABC Chairman Jim Spigelman, along with his offsider Mark Scott, have plenty to fear from next Tuesday’s budget. They are about to lose their $250 million Gillard-gifted (and tender circumvented) Australia Network along with 80 million Chinese who have taken a liking to Skippy and Bananas in Pyjamas.


"SAY SORRY DAVID...

or I'll stick me tongue in your other ear."

If you want to have a scrap with your mate, just make sure you’re not rich. What the hell is all the bloody fuss about? Kerry would have been running around taking bets on Gyngell.



DEBT TAX WON'T FLY

The stupid idea was never a chance of implementation and merely kite-flying for Tony Abbott to dump it claiming he is no Julia Gillard and he intends keeping his word.


Q&A AMBUSH BACKFIRES ON THE JONES BOY

Thought I’d risk another 8c last night and watch the overpaid Jones boy get his rocks off bushwhacking another Lib. There were the usual suspects with the ever-present token homosexual, unhinged ex-Speaker Anna Burke, one sensible bloke next to her, a sheila in a yellow dress and Jones' victim, Education Minister, Christopher Pyne.



AUSTRALIA IS SPORT SPOILT


GLOBAL WARMING?

How embarrassing!

Most western governments are facing a financial crisis whose solution is obvious...cut wasteful spending. The world wastes a billion dollars a day in trying to maintain the myth that man-made carbon dioxide is causing dangerous global warming.


GUTTER PRESS REACHES FOR A NEW LOW

“Treasurer for Sale” screamed the headline, referring to Joe Hockey. Fairfax’s chief political grub, Mark Kenny, was at it again this morning as part of a concerted effort to derail the Coalition’s attempt to fix Labor’s mess. It’s a headline that also screamed litigation.


LIVING ON BORROWED TIME

The UK’s unsustainable and horrifically expensive and inefficient National Health Service did not bell a warning for Australia’s Medicare nor even Barack’s projected Obamacare.



BUDGET EMERGENCY?

You bet it is, and here's why

The Australia Institute, which is given SKY air time well beyond its station, has made an art form of spewing misinformation. Despite the fact that this “institute” is no more than a radical Canberran Left-wing think-tank, media is projecting it as a coterie of knowledgeable intellectuals. It most certainly is not!


MEDIA IN A WORLD OF THEIR OWN

Almost all media has taken an opportunity to slam Abbott over his Commission of Audit. The trouble is it’s not Abbott’s audit. It’s merely the thoughts of independent commissioners who are free from political fallout, yet the ABC is hyperventilating like a bunch of Greens at a miners’ picnic while Press Page ones are screaming budget bastardry.


THEY'RE BRINGING BACK THE BIFF

... so stand by for some serious hurt

Hit ‘em and hit ‘em hard, as soon as you win government, break any promise you want... then you’ll have the rest of the term for the mugs to forgive and forget. Well, that used to work, but not any more. “There will be no carbon tax under a government I lead”, still rings loudly in voters’ ears. This is the age of the internet fellas, and we don’t forget.



HOW TO LOSE YOUR VOTER BASE WITH A SMILE

“You can’t Tax your way to prosperity.” Now where have I heard that before? Oh yes, it was part of the Conservatives’ core mantra. So much for that! Taxing higher incomes to reduce Labor’s debt (you know, that job-producing sector of the economy) is not a kite-flying exercise either. Abbott actually intends introducing this “levy”


MODELLING MADNESS

... in the eye of the beholder

Complex computer models are continually being used to generate incessant alarms about the future for our environment and resources; climate, weather, minerals, oil, food, water, pollution and the oceans. Every year the computers get more expensive, and the models more complex, but their doomsday forecasts still fail.

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