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
Look, I’m no physicist and I’m no climatologist, in fact I left school at 13 because I wanted to learn stuff, but I certainly feel more qualified than Malcolm Turnbull and his lefty mates Tim Flannery and Ross Garnaut to tell you about how melting ice would affect sea levels, because it’s not exactly what they say and it’s not exactly rocket science either.
The measure of a man is not how high he climbed but who he climbed over and Malcolm Turnbull had borrowed one of Bill Shorten’s knives. Over many dark nights he moved on Abbott’s deputy who had an intense hatred for Peta Credlin.
How can you tell the latest reshuffle scoop was invented, generated and distributed by snotty nosed cadets in the Press Gallery? Well, because it’s only they who believe, or pray, that Malcolm Turnbull will take Australia to the Paris “climate change” Conference at year’s end.
Ignoring Secretary of State John Kerry’s warning, Vladimir Putin has sent freighter aircraft loaded with military equipment and combat-ready troops into Syria in preparation for an all out assault on Syrian rebels who are closing in on Bashar al-Assad.
Turkmen, Yazidis, Kurds, Armenians, Roman Catholic Arabs... if he looks hard enough Tony Abbott might even find a few ethnically persecuted Babylonians still wandering around. But all 12,000 will come from those in camps and not from those flooding Europe.
You’re just a voice in the wilderness, you have never held a megaphone, you are not a journalist, you have no experience in public speaking and you don’t even know one person in the media. You feel powerless and impotent and yet you know there is something terribly wrong... and that you should do something about it.
“I took over and started steering. The waves were so high and the boat flipped. I took my wife and my kids in my arms and I realised they were all dead”, said the father of that little drowned boy. But the father was never on that rubber dinghy. He was safe in bed in his Turkey supplied home.
This little boy’s mother and his older brother who also drowned were genuine refugees and they were just three of a 500,000 humanitarian tragedy in northern Syria where ISIS is on one side and Assad the other... does Obama still sleep well? You bet he does. Yet it was he who encouraged the Arab Spring uprisings and then walked away with no thought for the consequences.
I wrote about this a year ago, when I thought, “That sounds a bit funny, what does he mean by, ‘all States must agree?’”, so I went and looked up the GST Act of 1999. Well, it’s there all right! Sort of.
The ABC and Fairfax, in a relentless barrage of misinformation, outright lies and an incandescent hatred of Tony Abbott, are throwing everything bar the kitchen sink at wresting the pivotal seat of Canning from the Coalition. They believe if Canning goes, so too does Abbott, but does Shorten really want him gone as much as media’s Left does?
If Dyson Heydon stands down he will have given credence and legitimacy to the worst Labor and its moribund unions can offer and he will have tainted his own reports... he will have agreed that there was a perception that he was biased. But whose perception was that?