The fear that Tony Abbott would not sign up to the fatuous, and now fatal, Paris climate agreement led to his downfall. And what a quick and slick killing it turned out to be when his own deputy was designated to do the dirty deed.
It’s the most important post of all (Foreign Ministry in our terms) and it is critical to Trump’s businesses that have taken years to build. It’s not likely that he will divest himself of those businesses at fire sale prices. Trump intends to let his family run the show with himself at arm’s length. But there is not a subject that involves his business that is not compromised by a political conflict of interest. His Secretary of State must be carefully sounded out to ensure he understands this... and without saying so.
I was almost six when I sat at the bed of my Grandfather in Footscray, Melbourne, as I often did. The acrid smoke from steam engines was thick in the air and my Grandad was dying. He was part of a long line of coal miners in my family and had made the tortuous six-month trip from Cornwall UK, to Wonthaggi Vic., in a sailing ship.
Despite assuring his followers that he will, Donald Trump announced that he will not pursue Hillary Clinton’s Foundation and her illegal email server. But he had to say that didn’t he, and for good reason, because Obama still has plenty of time to pardon her... absolve her of all blame. If he chooses to do that, the case is permanently closed. So is Trump luring Obama into a false sense of security where Obama himself would avoid being part of any criminal proceedings?
It is of no consequence that his name was Abdul Razak Ali Artan and it doesn’t matter that he was a refugee from Somalia. And of course the fact that he had driven into a crowd of infidels before taking to eleven of them with a butcher’s knife just happened to be an instruction straight out of the ISIS handbook... it still wasn’t enough for authorities to declare this a terrorist attack, much less an Islamic terrorist attack, before they viewed his suicide notes (above). Presumably, Obama is still President!
As the corrupt IPCC sees their global warming hoax begin to collapse it has beefed up its expensive propaganda to new fraudulent heights attacking our Great Barrier Reef as “under threat” from “Climate Change” and re scripting all of Sir David Attenborough’s wild-life docos to include a warming dimension. He would have received millions to have his name made a sickly warm joke like that.
Once vanquished, crooked senior politicians are often considered to have already suffered sufficient humiliation so as to avoid criminal charges. Or is it that those capable of initiating prosecution might also need similar such compassion one day?
Only Julia Gillard surpassed Malcolm Turnbull in joint verbal masturbation with Barack Obama. Malcolm discovered a new-found urge to bite pillows as he lauded the wonderful legacy of his African American friend. He actually bemoaned the fact that he did not have the Executive jurisdiction to reign for yet another four years. Never has Malcolm exposed his realpolitik so precisely and without shame to all back home and to anyone listening.
Which race is the more ancient and primitive? Islamic or Aboriginal? If you said Islamic you had better buy a history book because the answer is the Aboriginal race by around 50,000 years. So why do we still expect a sophisticated response when trillions of dollars is thrown at an Aboriginal race to try to drag it into the 21st century?
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.