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Monday, 17th December 2018

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Don Smith

Don is no-nonsense bloke with a background in the arts and business. He pens unique Aussie banter and has an interest in all things controversial



Right now in this country those that are working are paying heaps more tax than they really should be courtesy of “Gough the Great”.

Without looking at the mess that our education system is in which can be traced back to the Whitlam years with his free universal education and free universities which is now costing a bomb and been failing for close to five generations of students, churning out illiterate high school graduates who go on to become university” theory-heads” having a head full of bull shit theory but no social interaction skills whatsoever.

Thanks to Gough, between the Federal and State Governments we are now spending close on $80 billion dollars per annum on a second rate education system that up until the 1980’s was recognised as one of the world’s best.

But it was not a “socialist Universal system” paid for by the government (aka Taxpayer) was it?

Then of course we have Gough’s great dream “the universal health care system”
Now there was nothing wrong with the Health fund system that we had up until the 1970’s but again it was not a “socialist” system paid for by the government (aka Taxpayer) was it?

The cost to the Federal and State Governments was minimal because it was covered by the very small weekly premium all workers paid into the health funds…there was no such thing as “waiting lists” and certainly no “gap” as you often got a rebate from the fund.

Currently the cost to the taxpayers of this country for Whitlam’s great universal health care system is $65 billion dollars and rising. $20 billion of that is for Medicare alone.

Now, if looking after aged pensioners and the unemployed cost say $20 billion that would leave $45 billion to spend on defence and infrastructure projects!

Just think how far ahead we actually could be as a nation had Gough just left well enough alone... Whitlam the great social reformer, what a load of crap.

Over the next few days the ALP will be heaping praise on the “great man” the great leader of the ALP and the socialist left, the great genius who admitted “he did not believe that a government could actually run out of money”

They will tell you that he was a man of vision and a great leader… yep he was a f***ing genius all right!! 


What are They Plotting in Poland


I’M OFFENDED JULIA, WHY DIDN’T YOU ASK ME? I do really good portraits


Goodbye to Australia’s Worst P.M.
It remains shocking what Gough Whitlam put his country through in the 1970s.
By Hal G.P. Colebatch – 10.21.14

Australia’s worst-ever Prime Minister, Edward Gough Whitlam, died on Monday, aged 98.
Whitlam and the Australian Labor Party came to power at the end of 1972, inheriting from the previous Liberal (i.e. conservative) Government a stable, prosperous country which they proceeded to run into the ground. Australia was a long time recovering from their legacy of folly and criminality.
Whitlam’s very first action as Prime Minister was to restore the passport of Wilfred Burchett, the Australian traitor and KGB operative who had helped interrogate allied prisoners of war in North Korea and helped fabricate fake germ-warfare confessions.
To gain credence in the Third World, Whitlam granted Papua New Guinea independence long before it had a trained and educated class capable of running it. Despite mineral wealth, it is now a typical corrupt broken-backed third world state, kept barely afloat by Australian aid.
When Saigon fell in April 1975, Whitlam directed the Royal Australian Air Force not to evacuate Vietnamese who had worked for the Australians and whose lives were at risk. Huge Hercules transport aircraft flew out of Saigon and Da Nang empty. He even frustrated U.S. attempts to get them out. The blood of the Australian-associated Vietnamese who died in jungle re-education camps is on Whitlam’s hands.
Later, in opposition, Whitlam and his cohorts would lead an unsuccessful campaign to refuse sanctuary to Vietnamese boat-people, and demanded their forcible repatriation, à la Yalta. His minister for immigration, Clyde Cameron, spread false statements that they were prostitutes and black-marketeers who were riddled with an incurable venereal disease.
Whitlam’s government was the first in the Western World to recognize the psychopaths who took over Cambodia (an event Labor spokesmen hailed) and proceeded to murder about a third of the population.
He connived at the Indonesian takeover of East Timor and the brutal repression that followed.
The Whitlam Government was also the first in the Western world to ratify the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact by extending recognition to the Soviet incorporation of the Baltic States, Whitlam claiming this was simply recognizing reality as they would be part of Russia forever. Furious Baltic refugees followed him round Australia demonstrating, and it has been suggested this sparked his hatred of refugees from Communist countries.
At least one would-be defector, the young Russian violinist Georgi Ermolenko, was seized and forcibly repatriated with the aid of a KGB man from Canberra and the Royal Australian Air Force. Naturally, Whitlam adored Mao Tse-tung and severed relations with Taiwan.
A subsequent Labor Finance Minister, Peter Walsh, said a majority of Whitlam’s cabinet were economic cranks. Fiscal discipline was cast to the winds. Free University places were given to anyone that wanted them at the taxpayers’ expense, and to further buy popularity money was showered on the arts, giving rise to a tsunami of dreadful poetry.
As a small example of this craziness a 10-year-old boy was given, at taxpayers’expense, a set of film-making equipment. Attempts to set up Aboriginal turtle farms (the Aborigines concerned having been taught nothing about turtle-farming) collapsed in farce. (A cartoon showed two small businesses side-by-side: “Toby’s Turtle Farm and Toby’s crunchy meat pies.) These were only vignettes against an overarching factor of fiscal policy completely out to control. Inflation, which had been about 4 percent under the Liberals, reached towards 20 percent and unemployment followed in lockstep.
With fixed-income earners suffering, his wife Margaret advised them to “shop competitively.” Asked about the Prime Minister’s domestic arrangements, she claimed, “We control things together, like a King and Queen.”
An Australian Assistance Plan was set up to create regions ”that would allow Canberra to bypass the State Governments for purposes of social engineering, as in Nazi Germany Hitler had set up regions or Gaus, under Gauleiters to directly transmit Berlin’s orders to every part of the Reich.
Whitlam’s sometime deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, Jim Cairns (even Whitlam had to sack him eventually for serial lying), had a long and prominent record of association with Soviet Peace fronts, and the Americans warned Whitlam he was a security risk. He attempted, through a shady Pakistani, to borrow $4 billion (in 1974 dollars), for purposes that were not stated but which could only have been to enable the Government to function without the consent of Parliament. How the Australian Treasurer could have done such a thing strains credulity. Cairns printed money, and made large grants to favored companies who were big employers, in a crude attempt at vote-buying and picking winners.” On April 15, 1975, anti-tariff campaigner Bert Kelly sarcastically asked Cairns in Parliament: “If printing money is a good solution to the unemployment problem, why not print more of the stuff and get rid of unemployment altogether?””
Cairns replied: “We might do precisely that. There are still about 250,000 persons unemployed in Australia. I assure the honourable Member, and every other honourable Member, that if by government expenditure I can ensure that every one of those men is put to work, productively, I will make sure that he is”.”
Believe it or not, Cairns was serious. The Australian economy was in the hands of a crack-pot and wrecker.
Of the rest of Whitlam’s cabinet, two, Al Grassby and Lionel Murphy, were thought on very strong evidence to have links with organized crime. (Murphy was made a High Court judge.) After Grassby's death, a number of revelations were made in the media, particularly in relation to his alleged links with the Calabrian mafia, and the disappearance and probable murder of anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay. The Melbourne Herald Sun ran a series of articles alleging Grassby used his influence to thwart a National Crime Authority investigation into the mafia, and to let mafia criminals into Australia, and that he was paid to do the mafia's bidding, including receiving a $40,000 payment from the Griffith mafia to smear MacKay widow Barbara.
Another, Rex Connor, had a crazy and bizarre plan to cover Australia with a network of gas pipelines, for what purpose nobody knew, and which had not been costed. In various ways Whitlam and his colleagues tested the Australian Constitution to its limits. For the first time since Australia became a nation, there were mutterings of rebellion.
Finally, late in 1975 Parliament refused to vote the Government money to continue, and the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, dismissed Whitlam and called an election. Kerr’s action, taken with the advice of Australia’s senior judge, was impeccably correct, but Whitlam did not accept dismissal gracefully, or do anything to calm what was at the time a fraught situation, with political violence possible, threatening, he said, “Well may we say, ‘God save the Queen, for nothing will save the Governor-General!” ”
In the event, Whitlam and Labor were rejected by the biggest landslide in Australian history, repeated when another election was called two years later. The rest of Whitlam’s career was a long-drawn anti-climax, fulminating against Vietnamese boat-refugees, and campaigning futilely for a republic.
Ironically, it was a later Labor Government, under R. J. Hawke, that began sensible and needed economic reforms such as Whitlam had had a chance to enact. His one uncharacteristically positive legacy was a 25 percent across-the-board tariff cut. It was unpopular, but right.

I hate to admit my ignorance, but I was not interested in politics then, But after "the dismissal" did Whitlam sit in Parliament in opposition, after he lost the election to Fraser or did he resign there and then and bludge off the tax payer for the next forty years?

too many of the hundreds of thousands of Australians damaged by Whitlam's burlesque show are still alive to give gough the status the leftoids wish to confer. we all can remember the rapidly rising unemployment and inflation rates as Gough the fool crashed through with Australian taxpayer's money and credit cards. we all can see that gough and margaret spent the last 35years living high on the hog at taxpayer's expense.

He was the worst prime minister we ever had as far as I remember, then along came the Krudd, Gillark, Krudd era. Now we have three equal firsts.

Gough was just another leftist who ran out of other people's money.

Lest we forget, How Whitlam Orchestrated the theft of over $300 million dollars of the Military"s DFRB scheme Then had it Shut down and started the DFRDB scheme which was nothing but out right theft again in taking 5.5% of digger's pay for a "claytons superannuation fund.. What I'd like to put on his grave wouldn't pass for flowers.

What type of nasty person would say .....


DJT....hence the figures I provided ....what could an extra $45 billion per annum do for our economy..
The Alp is full of all these great ideas.....but have you ever noticed they never cost anything properly, they never get past the stage of .."what a great idea, lets go for it"
and if someone says..."may be we should cost it first" somebody, probably the Labor PM or Treasurer at the time just says......why worry the taxpayers are paying for it anyway.............
The reality of life is .....there is no such thing as a free lunch, somebody pays for it somewhere in the process.

The Left are truly pathetic in their need to rewrite history and deify Whitlam. He was more showbiz than PM. More film flam than a true leader. Their best was Bob Hawke who ran both politically and policy wise a million miles from the wasteful blatant pork barrelling of Whitlam, who thought he could buy enough votes to keep himself and Labor in power in perpetuity. Thankfully, Kerr booted him out and the silent majority of battling hard working Australians spoke up and kept him and his pack of reckless spendthrift Lefty hypocrites in opposition at the next two elections. He thought playing the victim would win him back government. Today's Labor, run by whining Emily's listers and weak ex-union hacks, is just as stupid. Long may they stay in opposition.

Quite right DJT we pay for everything in our taxes and when the thing is constructed we have to pay a toll to use it , like trains roads and water we pay for dams to be built and then we have to pay a high cost for water we shouldn't have to pay for seeing it is a natural occurrence of nature ,a building block towards our existance .

Interesting BBC Documentary : 9.30 pm Tonight 22 Oct…’.MY Brother The Islamist.’

Two English brothers ( both parents teachers )..had a happy, middle class family life in Weymouth.

At 27, Richard ( BBC security guard ) converts to Islam,.. follows radical preacher Anjem Choudary,..rejects his family and non moslem friends.

In an effort to understand why,…his stepbrother, Rob Leach (an amateur film maker) interviews… - films Richard living and demonstrating with other Islamists in London….
It also records the process of a 17 y.o. British boy being drawn in and converted to Islam.

Converting a normal British man,.. to moslem, islamist and then terrorist.
Moslems seeking out,… befriending,…brainwashing non moslems
Taking them to meetings, prayer rooms,.. mosques…demonstrations.
Pointing out faults in British life, …teaching repetitive slogans / prayers.
Persuading them that kufars ( non believers ) pollute their life with lies,..evil thoughts,.can’t be trusted
Separating them from family and past friends.. Isolating them with only moslems.

Once brainwashed,.. they agree to be circumcised at a mosque ceremony,.. declare obedience to Allah,..Islam and Mohammed..Then sternly warned ‘ now you are moslem you can never reject islam or change religion ’.
Punishment for an apostate is death.

Note the use of flats as ‘prayer rooms ‘ and mosques to convert and plan demos.
Note how British police are soft on Molsem demonstrators but hard on anti moslem demonstrators.
Anjem Choudary has preached in Australia.

In 2013,..Richard ( changed his name to Salahaddin ) was convicted as a terrorist.
Rob did a second doco about his brother called ‘ My Brother The Terrorist ’, broadcast on BBC in April 2014.

Everybody ( particularly politicians and Left media ) should view to understand how serious and dangerous this rapidly growing disease is.

Get him laid to rest and dispense with the cant, please.

spawned a long line of inept pms, "fraser", hawke, keating., krudd1, juliar, krudd2 in an endless nightmare.

Gough was delusional, with an Ego only dwarfed by Rudd....All the Liebour wankers will be bleating on and on... Attempting to make a Pigs ear into a silk purse on this matter. Facts: He cost this Country a fortune $$ and Fuc#ed up many things...

Yes Gough was Great, a Great Mistake.

A panel beater said to me “ at less Nicklearse Whitlam only stuffed the NRMA, his father stuffed the whole country.”

This joke indicates the dilemma we have in Australia. It doesn't matter who's the leader or the party its all merely a sideshow to sell some newspapers.

The truth is the world goes the way the globalist bankers want.

It didn't matter who visited China, they were marked to become the worlds slave workshop, and the rich and powerful fell over them selves to trade with those terrible communists.

The free trade agreements which will be signed by your darling Tony ( and would be signed by any other leader of any political persuasion because they would be told too).will swamp this country with slope heads who will never return to china and will eventually run the show.

Be prepared to be the nigger in your own country, guess we will know what the abos felt like.

Surely the problem is not so much the government in power , but rather the stupidly short time in power ? Change of party equals ,year 1 scrapping what the last mob did , year 2 putting up policies that sound logical( and then only if the minor parties will let you ,year 3 sugar coatings for the next election.You could not run a coffee shop with this type of planning let alone a trillion dollar business !

Sir John Kerr did far more for this country than Whitlam ever did.

Good to see an honest assessment of the 'Whitlam years'.