Wednesday, November 26, 2008
A whole Ruddy year behind us
Well doesn't time fly while you're having fun. I'll bet that is what the PM thought when he realised that he has now been in the top job for one full year. For me the year has hardly flown nor has it been fun. KRudd has spent almost 70 days overseas, apparently representing you and me .....NOT ME FOLKS! I haven't agreed with ANYTHING that this man has done! Symbolic gestures and populous posturing to appease the loony left and most of it very dangerous to the greater good of the country, none less so than the ratification of Kyoto.
I know an Australian Prime Minister needs to make the odd overseas handshake but really to go to every possible event happening just because he can is in my opinion an abuse of his office. Don't we not have a Foreign Minister and Ambassadors to represent Australia? Of course we do but this PM lives like and I honestly believe thinks that he is a kind of Rock Star (thanks to the support of the Lame Stream Media).
I do believe though that this trend will end in 09 if he is listening to his advisers -- because I can't recall such a groundswell of disappointment in a first year PM since the Fraser days. One thing is for sure, the groundswell will erupt when people start to feel the true financial bite that is to come in 09 and the UNNECESSARY pain that will be caused when we all have to fork out the new global tax that is Carbon Trading. I can only hope that this will be enough pain to bring the punters back to their senses come election time in 2010.
Posted by JR at 4:12 PM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
A once-dominant political party is now in its death throes in NSW
Could it drag Federal Labor down with it?
News item: "The NSW Labor head office has drawn up a list of parliamentary seats "in crisis" indicating up to 32 MPs, including Premier Nathan Rees, are at risk of being thrown out of office at the next election following anger over the scrapping of free student travel from next year. The list, which includes Mr Rees' seat of Toongabbie, has been drawn up as part of the party's targeted seat campaign for the 2011 election, The Daily Telegraph reports. Other seats with margins of less than 15 per cent include Parramatta, Penrith, Granville, Riverstone and Mulgoa - all in Labor's western Sydney heartland."
If you believe in a true and strong democracy then you would have to agree that this can only be the case when you have an opposition that can offer a clear and alternative choice with regards to the policies that run said democracy.
What we are seeing here in New South Wales is an opposition party that is very happy to keep the media spotlight on the failing incumbent government as it continues to spiral down the polls whilst offering no real solutions to any of the problems that the state faces.
Pretty bad eh ? BUT WAIT, this is after all, politics.
What appeared to me at first as political cross dressing, when Barry O'Farrell took the opposite ideological stance to the NSW power grid sell off now seems to have been a more farsighted political strategy and not a populist take at all.
By not siding with Iemma then he has now exposed the ALP for what they are, a party not for the people but rather for the ALP and its own power. The mismanagement and corrupt behaviour of the last 13 years can now be seen for what it is truly is.
Let's not forget that this state government isn't due for a re election until March 2011 and that nothing short of a miracle that will save them this time around.
Also remembering that the Federal election is due at the end of 2010. I believe that any Labor franchise that puts its held up over the trench at an election will well and truly be dispatched by the voters of New South Wales whether federal or state -- due to what has been happening and what we now know.
Assuming this is true you would also assume that Kevin 07 might just have a chat to Premier Rees about this and force him to fall on his sword by calling an early election for the good of Federal Labor.
Barry may be silent on policy now but I believe that policy is there and waiting for the election date to be set when it will ring loud and clear in the minds of the punters as the only alternative choice and release from 13 long years of state Labor failure.
Posted by JR at 7:39 PM
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The ship is going down
And the next election will finish it
This is my response to the Rees/Roozendaal first mini budget. The NSW government has slashed more than $3 billion from its planned spending for the next four years, as today's mini-budget confirms the state will record a deficit of $917 million this financial year.
You have to feel a little sorry for the new Premier and treasurer. I mean really what Carr and too some extent Iemma (let's not forget Costa) left these guys with, is it any wonder that they have to do this and have to admit to the almost 1 billion dollar deficit.
I really am sick of being cynical towards this mob because it is just too easy to do so. Truly I would like to just one day draw a "well done!" type of toon, alas I feel that I will just have to wait until 2011 like every other New South Welshman. At least Rees is cutting out the spin when it comes to the state of the financial situation. I hope this is a trend that continues.
Check out the full story here
Posted by JR at 6:46 PM
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Hopefully by the time you see this cartoon many Australians and others around the world will feel a definite closure or sense that JUSTICE has been done finally. After 6 years and many appeals these cowards who now proclaim martyrdom in their sick and backward cause yet still till the very end appealed the death sentence.
Unlike their fellow Jihadists who took on the devils horns with vigour and dedication to their deluded cause by actually disintegrating themselves as they murdered the innocent, these three pieces of human trash cowardly attempted escape.
There will be no great "whore house" in the sky for these three, just fires and brimstone as they are welcomed by the likes of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
No free travel for NSW schoolkids now
Cut back the bureaucracy? No way! Much better to cut back on things that actually help people, apparently
The other toon is certainly not as poignant but once again sets about explaining the true depth of fiscal disaster the state of New South Wales is now in, petrol prices aside. To call it "free transport" is another example of political spin, governments don't have money, only taxes to spend.
This transport issue for school children is another example of a corrupt system that has finally caught up with itself. Why are children that don't use the services still being charged by the transport companies both public and private?. Whether you send your kids to Private or Public schools makes no difference to me, but it does to these socialist criminals who still believe in the class warfare battle and ignore that up to 50 percent of all Private school children come from very middle class working families because these mothers and fathers are sickened by the failure of the public education system.
How is it that the Political Party for the working family is now going after parents who are feeling the financial pinch more than ever now and forcing them to search for more money to send their children to school as safely and economically as possible?
I hope that the leader of the opposition, Barry O'Farrell, uses this ALP money grab to restore faith in his party with the punters by reversing it and wiping the floor with these clowns come the next election.
Posted by JR at 2:35 PM