The Foreign Ministry is the plum job every Minister wants. The person elected Deputy Leader has the choice of portfolio and Shorten’s shadow deputy, Plibersek, made the same choice. It’s the greatest rort going with first class travel for you and your spouse, the best in hotels and sumptuous tucker. There is no need for you to get involved in boring parochial politics, it’s impossible to make a mistake, you can make lots of friends with a limitless budget and of course DFAT is accountable to no-one.
Australia’s multiple disconnected Security Agencies are noticeably hard at work investigating yet another “politically motivated incident”, soon after it happened... and still they don’t get it!
A 15 year old Muslim kid commits an act of terrorism and murders a police employee. PM Turnbull said, “We must never blame Muslims for a tiny minority”. That’s polispeak for, “Please allow me to appease you further.”
“Road accidents kill more Americans than terrorists”, said Obama, again determined to play down Islamic terrorism in the wake of yet another school massacre. Gun crimes kill more Americans than um... well, if you include 9/11 and Obama’s "workplace incidents” it’s less than 4,000 Americans who have died on home soil at the hands of terrorists compared to almost 10,000 violent gun deaths so far this year. That’s sort of correct Mr President, but 7,500 of those 10,000 were suicides.
Surprise, surprise... Putin is usurping what should be the role of the black bloke who created this mess. No surprise to Pickering Post readers, because they got it first here weeks ago: http://pickeringpost.com/story/putin-steps-into-the-breach/5335 It seems, as Putin suggests, Obama still doesn’t realise what he has done.
The foyer of Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Doha, Qatar, is adorned with graphics assigning terrorism a leading role: There is bin Laden seated on a mat, his submachine gun on his lap; further along there is bin Laden again, on horseback this time, in Afghanistan... the brave regal knight of the Arab world. A huge, glamorous poster of bin Laden's silhouette hangs in the background of the main studio.
We all know that we vote for a Party’s candidate, the successful Party then elects a leader who becomes the Prime Minister. We don’t elect the PM; that’s the Westminster system. So where has it all gone so terribly wrong?
In 2012 Julie Bishop said of Bob Carr and his wife’s travel arrangements, "It is not common practice for a Foreign Minister or a Secretary of State to travel with a spouse for the business part of a visit, I guess what's quite concerning is it is against the (Labor) Government's own ministerial guidelines.
And he is not backing down. Of course his jelly-backed GOP co-candidates immediately joined the Left media in roundly condemning his stance as unconstitutional. But Carson is just one of the frontrunners in the Republican race who has never been a politician and his candidacy is candidly refreshing.
Do you notice anything curious about the following news item: “EVIDENCE OF LIQUID WATER FOUND ON MARS... NASA's Curiosity Rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.
You wouldn’t want to read the UN’s 69 "Sustainable Development Goals" Julie Bishop has just signed Australia up to and if you had, you would be white with rage. Perhaps you will now believe me that Minister Bishop was a key player in the knifing of her first term PM. Abbott knew all along he could never trust her.
A unique set of circumstances gave Turnbull the keys to Kirribilli House, but he didn’t want them, he decided to stay in his far nicer house at Point Piper while he does his filthy global warming deals with the Greens in exchange for economic reform.
I wrote earlier this year that we should be prepared for an all out campaign in support of the global warming hoax from the habitual liars of the IPCC. This disgraced UN organisation has successfully co-opted the Left media to re-run docos of sunburnt polar bears and fractured glaciers while an insolvent Press will promote a flat earth thesis for the cost of a half page ad.
To discover the culprits of any coup, look no further than the beneficiaries. Those who benefited most from the Turnbull coup are those promoted to his new Cabinet plus a few obligatory women.
[I disagree with Paul Zanetti’s post mortem of the coup and I have told him so, but hey, he has a right to express his considered opinion and, despite many posters falsely attributing the opinion piece to me, I have a duty to publish it and a right to disagree with it.]
Auburn (NSW) deputy mayor, Salim Mehajers, who demanded a whole block in Lidcombe be shut down and threatened that residents' vehicles would be towed away to ensure his Islamic wedding ran smoothly has some interesting friends.
Fairfax struck the quinella with the death of Abbott and the mortal wounding of Hockey. Both were despised by the Left Press and it doesn’t pay to sue Fairfax over a "Treasurer for sale" headline and win. But the biggest winner was the ABC... it flummed the trifecta