The push for an Abbott rebirth by Andrew Bolt is unrealistic. Rudd, Gillard, Rudd has a certain ring to it and is expected of a desperate ALP but Abbott, Turnbull, Abbott doesn’t really fit the staid Libs. As Lib elders once told Abbott, when he approached them in the late nineties about the PM position, “We just don’t see you in that role Tony”. Tony ignored their judgment and the rest is history.
Penelope Ying-Yen Wong, Labor’s new shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, after Tanya Plibersek disclosed that she thought Africa was a country, has returned Labor to the US-hating force of the cold war period. As if Turnbull and Shorten haven’t already done enough damage to the alliance. So naturally, Fairfax has given the hapless Penny a voice. Thank God no-one reads the SMH and thank God Penny Wong isn’t in government.
PM Malcolm Turnbull has just done exactly what Donald Trump has publicly forecast he will reverse. For Turnbull to ratify the Australian commitment to the Paris global warming scam after the President-elect has called it a hoax and has given notice of scuttling the entire fraud, is plain bloody stupid... and gives a dangerous middle finger to America's next Administration.
That’s if you controlled the House and the Senate with a compliant Cabinet. Maybe outlaw deficit spending? But borrowings and the budget would need to be in surplus first. What about a flat rate of taxation to dismantle the ATO or defunding the ABC and SBS? Maybe defunding the CSIRO or the HRC. Possibly banning unions and overseas entities from financially funding or participating in general elections? Voluntary suicide restricted to only Green Parliamentarians would be good! A republic maybe?
I can hardly see my keyboard through the alcoholic haze inflicted in last night’s celebration with friends. This is not only a victory for America, this victory will alter a world that was deteriorating under Left globalisation. This is a fantastic result for common sense. And I’m still scrubbing egg off my face while incredulous that miracles, it seems, can really happen.
It’s six in the morning and there are ants in the sink and an ominous leaden sky forecasting a nasty storm as polls start closing in America in a couple of hours. We went out for Chinese last night and the kids didn’t sleep due to an overdose of MSG, so everyone is dead beat and picking a fight.
I was working in Canberra over 40 years ago, when Watergate broke and we all marvelled at the two journos who relentlessly unearthed what President Tricky Dicky Nixon had been up to with the help of a certain “Deep Throat”. It was exceptional investigative reporting and they even made a movie about it called, “All the President’s Men”.
Recent Florida polls show Trump is losing the Hispanic vote by historic margins to Hillary Clinton. As I have often said, if Hillary gains Florida (39 EC votes) there is no credible path left for Trump. It’s a math thing. With a few exceptions the number of electors in each State is equal to the number of members of Congress to which a State is entitled to in electoral college votes; California (55), New York (29), Texas (38), Pennsylvania (20) etc.
I don’t believe women get less attractive with age, actually they get more yummy, but Gillian Triggs of the HRC is an exception. She has never been a nice person, she has never had an appealing personality but often the lines on one’s aging face indicate discontent and acidic disdain for others. And now when you see a pic of Triggs you see into her evil heart. She cannot hide it and nor does she bother trying to.
It’s time for religiously inclined PPers to get together for a concerted seven day prayer session to ensure a Hillary loss because the world is in need of a genuine miracle and it’s worth a try. If there is a god out there somewhere he wouldn’t want his world trashed by a sheila like Mrs Clinton and a bloke like Bill.
While Turnbull and Shorten are busy playing with each other’s dongers over who owns Abbott’s borders policy, a far more important political play is unfolding in Washington DC and it's likely to result in a Constitutional crisis that would leave the Western world in a state of flux for years.
The FBI is not by statute allowed to disclose anything about a contender immediately prior to an election. So it’s incredible that yet another bomb has been thrown into this US election. But it is so critical to the outcome... and counting has already been underway for some time, so FBI Director James Comey, cannot now allow whatever is suspected to remain unknown for the final 10 days.
I have a better chance of picking the entire Melbourne Cup placings in order, than Donald Trump has of winning the White House and that means the world is going to suffer a Gillard type of incompetent stupidity for four long, probably irreversible, years.
A meeting between Tony Abbott as Prime Minister and leaders of the Islamic community (some of whom had refused to attend) involved discussions around how the repealing of 18C would cause Muslims to be racially vilified. Another discussion on a phone link between Abbott and security Agencies and police demanded that 18C be retained so that these agencies could acquire information about so-called “radicalised” Islamic youth. The Greens and two Senate cross-benchers also put their case for retention of 18C on similar grounds that included Aborigines and the gay community.