Tuesday, January 27, 2015
QLD locals, especially in and around the Federal Electorates of Dawson and Capricornia, desperately want Abbot Point to go ahead for the jobs but Labor has announced that they will ‘put a wrecking ball’ through the proposal to pander to the Greens voters in inner city Brisbane.
Makes you wonder why the QLD ALP leader, Anastacia Palaszczuk would have any hope with that type of backward thinking?
Posted by JR at 3:49 PM
Monday, January 26, 2015
I have worked shift work for most of my life. Some of those jobs I chose to do and others I just had to do. Of all of them I never was attracted to an occupation because it offered penalty rates for working weekends and nights.
I know of no Police Officers, Security Guards, Nurse, Ambo's or Fire Fighter's to name a few, who thought it was a great job to get into because of the penalty rates.
I really do not understand why we still see these periods in the week as being such a sacrificial time to do your job. This is a 24 hour, 7 day a week economy and has been for decades. The workforce is becoming more casualized everyday and salaries are the preferred option for most professionals regardless of their work hours.
As more and more jobs go overseas because of the not so level playing field that Globalisation has given us, the only true obstacle left to keep Australians working and business being competitive are PENALTY RATES.
Should they be removed all together? Perhaps not completely as the shock to many family budgets will be dramatic, therefore the solution is compromise and bargaining that will be of mutual benefit to employer and employees. Sure a few people will lose some money but the trade off is job security and less dependence on the Welfare State.
Of course this industrial relations debate suits the ALP Leader, Bill Shorten nicely, as he will no doubt encourage demarcation disputes and industrial action and then blame the sideshow of misery that these things bring on the PM who is already suffering in the popularity stakes.
In my opinion this will be not only be the greatest test of Tony Abbott's resolve and commitment to see and act past his political career and to cause the overdue death of the Aussie entitlement mentality but it will also shine a light on Shorten's leadership credibility as someone who is not a Union puppet but an ALP Prime Minister in the waiting.
Let's see if the insanity continues!
Posted by JR at 9:55 PM
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
I was just thinking about this the other day and wondering just why are we spending days and thousands of hours of non stop media coverage/debate, social media campaigns of outrage, along with massive street protests, in reaction to the murder of just over a dozen innocent French people by Jihadists and yet at the same time, just over 2000 innocent Nigerians are murdered by more Islamists nutters AND it barely gets a mention?
Is it that we have become so desensitised to the many murders in third word countries and Communist dictatorships, that when it happens in the West we are simply in shock thus this is how we deal with our outrage in a such a detailed and loud way?
Of course I have no issue with the outrage, analysis, protests and the global showing of solidarity against these 9th Century throwbacks but I would think that more needs to be said and done about thousands of men, women & children being slaughtered in Nigeria and elsewhere on an almost daily basis.
I might also repeat my earlier cartoon comment, that the hypocrisy of the Left amongst us truly has no bounds. Wearing their "Je Suis Charlie" tee shirts is nothing more than a populist hipster look when worn by the very same leftards that protested loudly to stop the proposed Coalition changes to the ridiculous/dangerous 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
Posted by JR at 10:43 PM
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Here we all are again, faced with another attack on our very fundamental freedoms and this it's time from the more obvious of freedom's enemies. I still wonder though that even after this tragedy in Paris and recently in Sydney, if the enemies within, the apologists and navel gazing hand-wringers of the left, will ever get it?
"WE ARE ALL CHARLIE HEBDO TODAY....AND TOMORROW!"
Background: 18C is a part of Australian law that makes it illegal to offend anyone. The cartoonist in the image above is caricaturing Australian Prime Minster Tony Abbott. The Left-leaning Fairfax press has not said a good word about Abbott from the day he was elected.
Posted by JR at 4:45 PM
Friday, December 19, 2014
Sony cancels 'The Interview' as US links hack to North Korea
I think this is not only the first time a State has threatened a major corporation but it's most likely the first time that a Communist regime has gone after Hollywood!
Of course the strong leaning lefties of Tinsel Town were always considered by the Stalinists as "idiots" (a correct label in my humble opinion) but also considered as very "useful" in the planting of seeds internally to assist the long march and the cause of divide & conquer needed to crumble the values of the West.
As far as the North Korean boy wonder is concerned, he seems not so useful in this case. How did they think that this tyrant would have any kind of a sense of humour or was a Seth Rogen fan?
Posted by JR at 3:19 PM
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
"The Greens’ push to get parents to stop buying dolls for girls and trucks for boys has been inundated with such fiery rejection that you’d have to conclude it has incited more anger than empathy"
I suppose if anything tests the old adage that "the road to HELL is paved with gold" then here it is in all of it's glory, courtesy of your local GREEN public servant.
They are fooling nobody with the pretence that this madness, this ban on gender specific children's product advertising, is to help future generations wipe out sexual discrimination and domestic violence....
I think we all know just what powers the mindset of a fully blown Marxist Greenie and that is "SOCIAL ENGINEERING" and "THE NORMALISATION OF THE ABNORMAL".
How these "Watermelons" keep getting elected is a very troubling state of affairs indeed.
Posted by JR at 6:09 PM
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
"Ring, ring, ring, ring, click.. Hello,...
G'day, is that the ABC radio station?
Yes sir, how can I help?
Well, you can help by putting back on air the local rural weather
and farmers information programs, instead of this rubbish from
the city that means nothing to us!
I am sorry Sir, this is out of my control. These services were cut due to the Abbott Coalitions draconian budget measures. The good news is that they will return once a Federal ALP government is reelected. Have a nice day and thank you for listening to your ABC. click."
That's his plan and that's why the regional ABC services are copping the major end of budget cuts, imho.
Posted by JR at 6:20 PM