The Libs believe their current crew is electorally acceptable... well not all the Libs believe that and many in the Labor Party don’t believe it either. But like it or not the Conservative crew is too few in number to challenge Turnbull just yet, and Turnbull knows it.
But we aren't forced to pay for Fox’s Sky. In an unusual democratic arrangement we have a choice. And considering that Fox is now wall-to-wall ads, many have given up on the bloody thing and are returning to the struggling free-to-air channels. Fox has even set up a special phone line to talk you out of cancelling your subscription.
The US is about to lose us the free world, and we all had plenty of warning. The tragedy is that Donald Trump could never have won as he was not part of the beltway Establishment in a watershed election for both Parties. So the well-oiled Democrats prevailed for the third time and it is effectively “four more years" for Obama and the destructive Left.
When I first started cartooning for Fairfax I often wondered why cartoons were always vetted. If I wrote a story or completed my column there was no argument about the substance, after all it carried my byline. Funny thing was that my cartoons also carried my byline (I signed the damned things). Yet a cartoon was seen as something dangerously persuasive that needed editorial attention.
When 70,000 soldiers descend on 5,000 it’s a good bet that the more numerous army will prevail, but at what cost? Mosul is a city of 2 million. That figure has shrunk by half as civilians heeded the many warnings of an imminent Iraqi invasion and flood through Turkey to Germany and relative safety.
Yoko Ono, when asked, said of Hillary, “We met many times during the New York Vietnam War protests in the 1970s, and became very intimate. We shared many of the same values about sexual equality, fighting against the authoritarian, patriarchal, male-dominated society we were raised in”. “We had a brief romantic fling when I was with John in Manhattan and Hillary was studying at Yale”, she told reporters at a press conference.
The more than 30 year old allegation by a now 74 year old woman who says, “I was not that upset if he had stayed above my waist”, sounds a little accommodating of the Don's advances. And the differing story about her disappearing first-class armrest and that, “when he put his hand up my dress I was out of there”. It all appears a little too much fabricated indignation.
Again the police publicly maintain that young Muslims are being radicalised and deradicalised. This contention is about as naive and inept as their handling of the Lindt Cafe siege. Deputy Police Commissioner, and the very average Cath Burn, again tried to suggest yesterday that the Muslim community is needed to “dob in” its radicalised youth. And that shows Commissioner Burn’s basic misunderstanding of Muslims and what Islam means.
So here we go again in the doldrums that follow the footy finals. Fourth grade ethnic soccer scores spilling over from SBS, our Test batsmen couldn’t hit the water if they fell out of a boat, politics confined to gays and dishlickers... all that’s left of any interest is the US elections.
I first met Derryn Hinch at the SMH and I took an immediate dislike to his small man’s arrogance. It’s fair that I say that because this piece is about the ugly side of Hinch and his willingness to go anywhere or do anything to get his face noticed and his predatory nature (he will call it skills) with women... and I have no time for Kiwis anyway.
What’s most annoying is that people I have known in the media and politics displayed shock and horror at Trump’s pussy clip. Yet these blokes have conveyed their lascivious wont to me over a particular female during a visit to a urinal, and now they choose to play the holier than thou role.
TRUMP: I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. BUSH: Whatever you want. TRUMP: Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything. BUSH: Uh, yeah, those legs, all I can see is the legs. TRUMP: Oh, it looks good.
Former Senate President of Haiti, Bernard Sansaricq, told a destitute crowd of dehydrated, hungry and homeless Haitians that the Clinton Foundation had stolen "billions" from the Haiti relief fund following the 2010 earthquake that left more than 300,000 people dead due to their flimsy shelters and structures, and an outbreak of cholera.
If you travel around 1100k north from Adelaide you will find a dotted line that separates SA from NT. Rub it out. Then travel another 200k north and declare Alice Springs the new Capital of SANT. Shift every Tasmanian to SANT and repopulate Tasmania with endangered species including Kevin Rudd who is still searching for a meaningful role as a leader of something. Pobblebonk frogs will do.