Around this time each year, budget submissions are presented with a dollop of induced public excitement... and NASA knows just how gullible the public is when it comes to life (as we know it) on other planets. You can put “life on other planets” in the same out-tray as the “Y2k bug”, the “ozone layer”, the “Crown of Thorns starfish” and “global warming”.
Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and the Kushner family will soon be given a free hand to settle the Arab-Israeli dispute. A Herculean task that has not been achieved by the West’s smartest minds. But Jared Kushner has a plan and that plan involves regional cooperation... unfortunately that sort of cooperation has never looked likely.
“Oh well, you proved us wrong”, said the doctors when I arrived for a checkup on Thursday last week. “The X-ray was all clear, but we will need to do an MRI to get a full picture ‘tho”. Hmmm, glad I knocked back that chemo crap ‘cos I’d have lost all my hair and I wouldn’t look too good dead.
I don’t know why really, but despite my negative thoughts on girls playing AFL, I have become an instant tragic. That’s not to say I would encourage my daughter to get belted from pillar to post every week because, Christ, they do hammer each other with gritted toothed venom and some of them are six foot, 18 stone Amazons happily pulverising five foot plaited maidens.
Almost twenty thousand public servants resident in Washington DC should resign when a new Administration takes Office. Not all do, (in Australia not one does) despite a deep love affair with an outgoing failed Obama Administration comprised of black activists and Muslims. It’s an affliction called the Stockholm Syndrome and it’s real... just ask Patty Hearst’s parents.
High tea in flash sidewalk restaurants is a bit beyond my pay scale but not beyond the blue-rinse set mothers who have their children in child-care at up to $130 a day. Exchanging dirty nappies and teeth-cutting for a daily round of catty bullshit with other mothers is an attractive alternative to responsible motherhood... but YOU are paying for it.
Aboriginal Affairs is the portfolio of death. A PM gives someone the Aboriginal Ministry he wants to be rid of. No-one wins in Aboriginal Affairs except the white people who claim to be Aboriginal (legally you only need to declare that you identify with the Aboriginal race and voila! You are an Aborigine qualifying for the largesse... and it's racist to question it!)
Okay, so I'm a rude bastard but, contrary to Fairfax, this is not a cartoon of "a Muslim raping his mother-in-law". It's a cartoon intended to highlight the anonymous nature of the burkah. You be the judge about the bleeding hearts who want to twist it into something else.
It was a good night for the deplorables and the Fairfax mob were there with hot mikes to pick up anything a bit off... and unfortunately I’m pretty good at stuff that’s a bit off. It’s true, I did say that to a private function and SKY's Ross Cameron said a few things that would naturally upset Fairfax too because it was mostly about Fairfax and its appalling attempts at journalism.
Yesterday PM Malcom Turnbull suggested Australia Post boss Mr Ahmed Fahour’s salary was too high at $5.6 million but his criticism was muffled as Turnbull’s take-home pay is greater than a US President’s.
Following 9/11, President Bush junior turned to Vice President Dick Cheney and said, “We are at war and somebody is going to pay”. Was that a declaration of war? No, it was incandescent rage and a promise of retaliation that took ten years to accomplish. So is Trump serious about the Islamic threat? The Left is certainly not.
There has been little joy in the Liberal Party lately and Turnbull has just given Shorten a free kick with another case of massive misjudgment equal only to Gillard’s and Rudd’s.
Australia has two men, whose only ambition is to be PM and nothing else, and they are starting to leave a sick taste in our mouths. Wherever Shorten moves, Turnbull shuffles into roughly the same safe, uncritical position, leaving an even greater chasm on the Right. And the Right now owns the future.