Thursday, April 24, 2014

THE RIGHT STUFF‏



How excellent is it to hear that there is actually a medium to long term, fully financed plan to bring our Air Defence Systems up to scratch. I am pleased that the ALP is onboard but really what choice do they have?

It is also very refreshing and comforting to listen to Joe Hockey's words of wisdom tonight at the Spectator Australia Magazine dinner, regarding the "end of entitlement". I won't bore you with the details, they are many and easy to find but I will remind you that we as a nation definitely do have the government that we voted for and we certainly do have adults running the country now.

The cuts and the reforms to be announced soon (assuming the Upper House will do the right thing) will be remembered in generations to come as the time this country finally grew up!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

For appearance's sake only‏


I always knew he'd do this. This is nothing more than window dressing in my opinion. The ALP membership will not rise because of this, they have learnt nothing. It will be interesting to see what the hardcore Union Socialists will have to say about what appears to be a betrayal but up until now I have heard nothing but tongue in cheek praise from Union officials. That's another indication in my mind that this is not reform but political strategy.

Bill Shorten's sweeping Labor reform plan to reduce union influence

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The web we weave‏



The resignation of NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell

Well, no one can say that I'm not a little objective. I voted for this Premier and not only has his deceit shocked me (and yes I am calling it that because there is no way in the world in my opinion, that a man who is clearly not an idiot and as far as we know is not suffering for severe memory loss, would ever forget receiving that bottle of 1959 Penfolds Grange nor would he forget writing a personal letter of thanks to the lobbyist) but he has contributed to the damaging the entire political brand. No wonder the public is so cynical about ALL Politicians.

I'm biased, I am a Conservative so it hurts that much more when it happens to one of mine.

Obviously Bazza is continuing to play the "I don't recall card" because if he admits to fibbing then he will be committing perjury.

I hope I'm wrong but this whole thing seems just a little contrived. I mean he must have known that he would get caught on this out by just knowing that the letter of thanks existed and was likely to be produced, and that the courier company has a receipt of delivery with a signature!

Makes you wonder if our version of Water"HOLDINGS"Gate has Baz  more worried about things to come out later? Speculation of course but it just doesn't seem logical that this good man could find himself in this situation so easily!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The common threat to us all



The result in the WA Senate re-run election was not so much a surprise but a lesson. The message is certainly to Bill Shorten's ALP and that lesson is that the once great ALP is going the way of the Dodo fast if it continues to continue to align itself with corrupt unions and far left loonies like the Greens.

 A protest vote in a by-election can always be expected for the Government of the day, even one that has only been in power for 7 months. The loss of 6 percent is typical BUT what is not typical is that the protest votes did not go to the opposition. In this case the Federal ALP had another flogging at the ballot box and the votes went to the minor parties instead.

I guess protesting Labor voters weren't able to vote Liberal, so they stupidly went Green and the WA conservatives who felt a protest vote was the way to go and couldn't vote ALP, went to the Palmer United Party. The Nats weren't even in the race!

Okay, so it appears now that after the new Upper House sits on July 1, that the Palmer United bloc of four will hold a commanding balance. This brings me to my biggest observation and point.

Since the WA election was called, I have been listening to commentators from both the left & the right, shaking and quivering in fear that the PM now has to do deals with that loose cannon, Clive Palmer to get any mandated policy through!!! What a loud of rubbish!

If they had paid some attention to Palmers policies then they would know that he is almost on a  unity ticket with the Coalition and he most certainly campaigned to get rid of the Carbon & Mining Taxes.

 Say what you like about Palmer's populist political style, yes it is a break from the politician mould that we are use to seeing, and heavy spending campaigning aside (nothing wrong with that either, if the message was heard and the people voted, that's not undemocratic) and some of his progressive social leanings, he is basically centre right.

Palmer is more of a TEA Partier, ie less taxation, less spending and smaller government but guess what, so is Tony Abbott and most conservatives I have ever known.

 I am glad that our PM is Tony Abbott, he is a great man and a great leader with much potential but I am also glad that the balance of power in the Federal Senate will be centre right........... and I reckon the Prime Minister isn't too worried about that either.

I'm not scared of Clive Palmer, and I guess that's because I'm not a crazy far lefty.

Still I am scratching my head about the size of the vote that the Greens got in WA, protest or not. I am not sure if it has anything to do with Liberal Premier, Colin Barnett because from what I know he is still very popular. I may be wrong as I am not a West Australian but in saying that, I still cannot see what my brothers & sisters in the West think that they are doing by voting for one of the most destructive Marxist movements ever? I really thought that the virus of the Greens would have died on the Nullabor Plain and the fact that it hasn't does concern me greatly!

Friday, March 28, 2014

The roots run deep‏



It's a good start but in no way is it the end. Thomson & Williamson must truly be considered as the tip of this corrupt iceberg. I foresee many movements and resignations coming up by some of the Union movements movers & shakers.

Background:  Former Federal MP Craig Thomson was recently sentenced to three months in jail for misusing money that belonged to the members of the Health Services Union.  It’s been clear for several years that something rotten has gone on inside the health union. A federal official, Michael Williamson, a former national ALP president, last year pleaded guilty to defrauding members and is now in custody.

YES PREMIER, Qld Style‏



Maybe you think that our pollies should be paid more? there is certainly a strong argument based on the principle that "if you pay peanuts, then you will get monkeys" and yet it seems that generally speaking, no matter how much these men and women of the public service receive in renumeration, we still get chimps throwing faeces at each other all day....Did you catch Question Time today, a bloody circus?

I think it is generally agreed that Federal Politicians do work harder than their State Government counterparts (always exceptions to the rule of course) thus I do not believe that a State Premier should be getting more of an annual wage than the Federal Treasurer, The Speaker of the House, The Federal Opposition Leader & all of the Federal Cabinet Ministers, as is the case with the Qld Premier, Campbell Newman who is set to now get a 22% pay rise, bumping up his annual salary by $67,972.00 to $379,562.00. That is over $40,000 a year more than the Ministry Executive. It is staggeringly unfair in my opinion.

The entire game of selecting a panel to "independently" adjudicate on a pay rise seems fair enough but that all depends on who does the selection of that panel and who is selected. The Premier's department made this choice after the public outrage back in August last year when the Government tried to slip through a 42% pay rise....... busted!

The whole thing just looks like a script from my favourite piece of political satire ever, YES MINISTER and if you are a fan then you would be familiar with the excellent work on that show by one of my favourite political cartoonists ever, Gerald Scarfe.

This gave me a great chance to pay homage to Gerald via this cartoon in making my point.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

When hypocrisy is all you have, you have lost the debate!‏



How about we finish of the month with this bad boy? I know that the T-shirt slogan is offensive to most but it did happen and it happened here.

 Fairfax columnist, Clementine Ford produced and sold this bit of Free Speech and the usual suspects from the not so objective, ABC & The Guardian Australia, had not a word of condemnation. Their silence is obvious support, Well fine!

 As Voltaire may have said , "I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Of course I hate it, just as I would hate an "F YOU GILLARD OR GREENS OR RUDD" T-shirt, There is nothing more telling of a person's IQ when they resort to foul language. It's just a juvenile way to make a point but in a way isn't that the point of this entire debate?

Abbott didn't curl up and die and I know that he has received worse abuse for years. The lesson to take, is again from an old adage "Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me."

If such things upset you then you are truly a sensitive flower so just look away and ignore it for what it is, angry and generally uneducated people venting. The same goes with racist taunts, pity the fools and ignore the words, because that's all they are, thoughts turned into words. Remember the bullies at school, cowards that could only fight you with words. Again treat all such schoolyard behaviour with the contempt it deserves.

But we aren't in a schoolyard are we?  We are suppose to be adults, setting an example of leadership to the young -- and yet the leftists can happily wear, sell and even promote such low brow public speech and then in turn have the hypocrisy to scold Abbott for wanting to enforce the very laws that will protect that very free speech, bad taste or not.

 They don't get it! It's not what you say, it's being accountable for your words and actions and knowing that society will mark you up or down on what it is you say and or do. If you disagree with me then fine, debate me, change my mind if you can. That's healthy and civilised society, that's freedom. Political Correctness is what is under attack here, so well done PM, Political Correctness is the tool of the Marxist Devil and the enemy of Freedom.

 Government should never be allowed to censor free opinion & speech in whatever form it takes and society should always be the final judge as to what is considered to be fair and decent as oppose to what is vile and dangerous......PERIOD!

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