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.
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.