I first became aware of the gooey gut of the Liberal Party when I stood for it. I accepted a request from the Young Liberals that I stand in Canberra and that was okay by me at the time but I wanted confirmation that I would definitely win pre-selection. Apparently that had already been decided as they readily attested that that would be the case.
As explained here at the time, Rudd’s last-minute illegal refugee patch-up with P-NG's Peter O'Neill, after Shorten’s henchmen had given him the nod over Gillard, was never an agreement, nor was it a 12-month treaty. It was nothing more than a notated memorandum of understanding that took up half a page of A4. Whatever it meant was sheer gobbledygook and unenforceable anyway.
The ABC gets Michelle Guthrie as MD and she immediately upsets comfortable ABC staff by declaring 200 of them will get the chop. Ms Guthrie, who was not on the ABC Board’s shortlist of MDs to replace the disastrous Mark Scott, wants to take on global giants Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Netflix.
And that’s how crazy this Russian bullshit is! One President speaks to another President at a G20 meeting and forgets to tell CNN? I thought that’s what was meant to happen at G20 meetings. Had Trump avoided Putin the CNN headline would be: “TRUMP SNUBS PUTIN, RISKS WORLD WAR III".
I took a chance, nervously fingered the remote, and switched to ABC TV last night. I wanted to know if it had improved, as it used to be my regular Monday night TV must but I had sworn off that channel as I cannot afford any more new TVs.
Abbott is right, the Liberal Party must revert to its roots. Not because, as Greiner suggests, the Party will otherwise lose to Shorten, but because it's Menzies' Liberal Party and Shorten is simply unelectable anyway… along with a few other reasons.
Contrary to what media says, a plebiscite on gay marriage has no chance of getting up and therefore no chance of becoming law, when gay marriage should be law. Almost everyone who is asked in endless surveys if they agree with gay marriage will say “yes” without hesitation. But if asked to respond to what the proposed legislation will actually say in plebiscite form they will unhesitatingly say “no”.
Journeying from Northern Hemisphere winters and Christmas breaks, is the wrong time of year for most players anyway, but questions are being asked whether we actually deserve a tennis major like we once did, now that European countries like Russia, France, Spain and Germany are way more deserving.
Communist Russia was once the darling of the entire Left. How quickly things change when you think you were dudded in an election. It’s all nonsense of course, as all nations try to influence other nations’ elections, more so now because they are cyber IT efficient.
Would Gillard liken herself to Emmeline Pankhurst? Would Rudd liken himself to Jesus Christ? Well, um, probably… but for the extensively flawed Lib leader in Turnbull to liken himself, or his ideology, to that of the great Ming is a ludicrous proposition. No Mr Turnbull, the only thing you should liken yourself to is lichen itself.
If Syria’s Bashar Assad was warning citizens of impending gas bombing while selling gas masks to the poor bastards, it would be analogous of Al Gore’s climate warnings while making a carbon credits killing.
Emmanuel Macron describes himself as an egalitarian Centrist which, in French terms, is close to a Verdant Marxist and fits well with our dear leader’s philosophy. Mal and Lucy are comfortable within the President’s and his wife’s rules. Very Green, very EU, very global warmist, very (small l) liberal and very open borders, where every line imaginable can be crossed.