Sunday, June 27, 2010
Executing Necessary Reforms
Well, what a difference a day makes in our nation's capital. To say that this ASSASSINATION of a Prime Minister (even a bad one like Rudd) was bloodless would be like saying that Joseph Stalin never really meant any harm to his Generals who disagreed with his tactics or that Adolf Hitlers 1934 "Night of the Long Knives" was nothing more than a butchers convention.
Anyone who truly believes in the Australian Labor Party as being a party for the people and the workers, can now see just what a bunch of heartless, divided, ruthless, selfish and undeniably disloyal mob it has become.
Many of the political commentariat (red flag wavers most of them) are gloating that this change of leader will secure a victory for the ALP -- as Rudd was just unelectable and a liability. I do agree with the latter comment, Kevin 07 had certainly lost his way and as he was no longer consulting with the factions -- if he ever did? The public were FINALLY seeing the man for what he really is and not what the leftist media had wanted you to believe. He simply should never have been the Australian Prime Minister; he is and will always be just a bureaucrat with an esteem issue.
However I do not agree that Tony Abbott's Conservative Coalition will have a much harder time to win government at the next election just because Rudd is gone and Gillard is now in the big chair. A lot does depend upon timing and, no doubt, Gillard will capitalise on the media "honeymoon period" as they wax lyrical about the obvious fact that she is the first female PM (unelected PM that is) and will harp on about her proud parents and the relatives in Wales, the hair dresser defacto boyfriend etc, pap, etc, pap.
But what they will not want you to think about is that this far left activist of days gone by is now and was a major contributor to all the failed policies that Kevin Rudd is now being put to the sword for and that she will have one hell of a job to please the factions, especially the right of the ALP as well as getting her agenda as PM across the line.
Yes, Julia Gillard probably doesn't want a lot of what Kevvy wanted but will she be able to get her way if she continues to be beholden to the faceless mongrels who power-brokered her way to the top job?
Rudd was certainly a dictator in his party and that is why he is gone but the question is how long will Julia put up with being told that she will toe the factional lines and that she had better not get to pragmatic or even bossy as she will too be looking for a new job.
Richo was correct when he penned his now infamous ALP screed "Whatever it takes" because this incumbent government will do whatever it takes to remain in power and, after all, isn't power what this government is all about!?!
As for Rudd, well "can I just say this": If you live by the sword then you will die by the sword [Matthew 26:52]. Cliche, yes, but in this case most apt.
Should be a very interesting few months for voters. And for cartoonists, this is a dream come true.
Posted by JR at 9:53 AM
Friday, June 11, 2010
CONVICTION TRUMPS RHETORIC EVERY TIME
Many commentators and people in general are asking the question "when is this resources super tax issue going to end?"....and rightfully so.
Well, I am sure that this is a question that Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd and Treasurer, Wayne Swan never really thought that they would be dealing with now, but are asking themselves it on an hourly basis. This new super profits tax, that will destroy any chances that the Howard battlers had of getting ahead, is in my opinion, the nail in the coffin for Rudd's reign in the Lodge.
The arrogance displayed by this pair of "Public Servants" in not consulting privately with the mining industry about this new tax, should not surprise anyone but what should really should start to ring warning bells is the fact that these two actually thought that this would be a popular view with the voters, not affect jobs and that the mining industry would be happy to roll along with the plan. Reckless behaviour and clearly they do not understand the Australian people.
We are also expected to swallow more of Wayne Swan's rubbish when he says, that this process of negotiation with the miners has been according to a series of plans and steps. Too late for me to swallow that one Wayne! -- even though that would have been the correct way to have gone about things. One can not state retrospectively the plan as you wished it would have been as some kind of fact.
The lack of care shown in this approach simply reeks of arrogant foolishness. How can we leave the sovereignty and economy of this great country of ours in the hands of these men and women and this political party for another term?
What is refreshing is that the mining giants didn't run scared of Rudd and Swan and rather stood shoulder to shoulder against the rape of Australia's last and only true performing industry.
Maybe we should think about electing a few of the mining magnates, at least we will have leaders with a backbone.
Posted by JR at 8:44 PM
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Who has never told a lie in their life? I would say that the answer to that question is, undoubtably, NOBODY. Even if a man or a woman states truthfully that they have never exaggerated the details or distorted the facts or even told a white lie as an adult, it would be impossible to think that anyone could say that as a child there wasn't an innocent fib or two told by them to avoid a smack on the bottom or a dressing down by Dad or Mum.
Lately there has been a lot said by the Rudd government about Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott's, admission that sometimes public figures will deliver information that may not be accurate in the heat of a debate or question time, instead of appearing as if they do not have a hold of all the information that they are unrealistically expected to know at the drop of a hat.
In fact, it is one of the failings of our political reporters is to believe that any politician is across every detail of any subject asked of them at a doorstop interview. This is why politicians need to take advice from those employed to supply them with the information needed to make the judgements that they need to govern wisely. This has always been the case in any functioning system.
It is however not as easy to forgive a politician who hasn't just forgotten a portfolio detail than when that politician has consciously told a untruth to obtain personal gain. In the case of our current Prime Minister, here we have a man who is beyond telling the odd unconfirmed fact so as to not look stupid but rather spouts deliberate porky pies as a matter of course.
This folks is known as "Pathological Deception". I believe that Kevin Rudd is not only lying to us all but he is also deluding and lying to himself on a daily basis. I believe that the ultimate power that he has managed to obtain through deception has driven him to subconsciously believe that he is in no way doing wrong.
I would like to draw your attention to another well researched article on this very subject by the renowned journalist and broadcaster, Andrew Bolt. Here he has listed the publicly known lies that have taken Kevin Rudd from the trappings of a Queensland public office to the Lodge in Canberra and I am sure in his mind, eventually to a seat at the New World Order United Nations.
Posted by JR at 9:58 AM