Saturday, June 28, 2014
I gotta hand it to the big boof head from Queensland, because he has really knocked the Greens and the Leftist Media cheer team down a beautiful side step.
Did anyone see a photo of the leader of the Greens, Christine Milne and Former Demoncrat Vic President & Global Warming Alarmist Guru, Al Gore actually together whilst he was here? ......
I didn't!, in fact I doubt they ever met. Think about that if you still believe that Al Gore is on some great environmental crusade to save the planet!
Also what about the eggs on the faces of the Canberra Press Gallery and all of the other "Useful Idiots" in the Media, who have all drunk the "Koolaid", that had a Love/Hate relationship with Palmer from day one? Now that their enemies' enemy is not as they thought and Palmer is actually going help the Carbon & Mining Taxes be sent to the historical trash bin of ALP Crap Policy?
The big cuddly Clive can no longer be seen as a trustworthy friend of the ABC and Co.
I think it's pretty obvious now to understand just what Turnbull had negotiated with Palmer at the infamous Chinese Restuarant meeting. Turnbull and his G&Sachs buddies (including Gore) want an Emissions Trading Scheme badly. It is literally making money out of trading thin air and the greater part of the Ponzi Scheme than a CO2 Tax or any of the other Marxist redistribution of wealth agendas attached to this whole global AGW scam.
The PM doesn't believe in AGW or Man-made Climate Change any more than most sensible people do but his "Direct Action Plan" is a 3 billion dollar political con to win over swinging voters who can't vote for the Left but have swallowed the DR Gore's Magic Mystical Cure All Elixir called "An Inconvieniant Truth" LIE. It's a case of the old political adage of appearing to be doing something is always better than doing nothing, even for this PM.
Turnbull has been Machivellian in the design of this and Palmer is as much a puppet as a player. If the ETS is even on the table as a possible in the near future (regardless of whether or not the world plays), then Turnbull will be vilified.
Remember he lost his leadership because he backed an ETS. This so called "compromise deal" with the PUP to make sure the CO2 Tax is repealed has a lot more to do with Turnbull's future ambitions than getting rid of this insidious tax.
Mark my words, if there is an ETS accepted by the Coalition as a way for the CO2 Tax to go, then not only will this favour the financial interests of the likes of Big Business Traders like Gore, Palmer, Turnbull and Co but it will make Turnbull look a lot more saleable when numbers are counted again for the next leadership spill.
Abbott should tell Palmer to stick his Cap & Trade deal, along with his other stupid ideas and if the Carbon tax repeal is blocked then call another election. I believe that our PM has the balls to run the country and not to make deals with egomaniacs like Palmer and that he would win the another Federal Poll.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Well, what a tragic outcome for Mr Peter Greste and his family and freedom in general. Seems to me that if this man was guilty of the charges for which he has been convicted then as hard and as uncomfortable as it is for a person who is a strong advocate for freedom of speech to say, then he has to cop the punishment for the local crime as per the local law.
I would never hold up Indonesia as a country of freedom & democracy and justice for all but at least the prosecution delivered pretty damning evidence that has sent Schapelle Corby to prison. Of course it is my opinion and that of most people that regardless of her guilt, the sentence certainly doesn't fit the crime.
The same is certainly my opinion in this case in Egypt but the vast difference between Corby and Greste is a matter of Judicial transparency. Where is the evidence that he deliberately conspired to promote propaganda for an outlawed terrorist group and why was any evidence not available to the world even after the sentence of seven years was announced.
This will be a tough one and I sure as hell hope that the President of Egypt will listen to our Department of Foreign Affairs and the PM and exercise clemency in favour of Peter Grests. If only to save face, they could have just banned him from ever entering the country again. Pretty sure he'd never want to set foot in that place again anyway. If there is any blessing to be had here then it must be that he at least escaped the hangman's noose.
Posted by JR at 11:02 AM
Friday, June 20, 2014
Bad luck comes in threes, they say, and fate's cruel blows cannot have had a greater recent impact than on the sports-minded residents of the Sunshine Coast. Hot on the heels of Queensland's loss to NSW in the State of Origin, the first time that unnatural state of affairs has manifested itself in eight years, the Socceroos went down to defeat in Brazil.
And just to cap off the litany of misery visited upon residents in the seat of Fairfax there can be no consolation off the pitch. After all, having sent the antic Clive Palmer to Canberra last September, every day's headlines are reminder that the ballot box will suffice for a net when voters are determined to kick own goals.
Of course I am counting on the good sense of humour of my many Queensland friends who may just follow Rugby League & International Soccer......... Nothing personal!
Posted by JR at 11:22 AM
Thursday, June 19, 2014
I believe that if the Iraq Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki's Shi'ite-led government had not insisted that the US troops left back in 2011 and that the US President, Barack Obama had not been so compliant with the request, then the current civil war and quite possibly the sectarian implosion of the the Middle East would not be happening today. Nuri al-Maliki's was still struggling with a delicate power-sharing arrangement between Shi'ite, Kurdish and Sunni parties, leaving Iraq vulnerable to meddling by Sunni Arab nations and Shi'ite Iran and of course the interests of Syria. Sure puts truth to the adage , "Careful what you wish for, for you might just get it."
Seems like a Vietnam all over again but this time, unlike Vietnam the US may just have to go back in and try to sort these warring sides out. Another damn waste of lives of course and I sure as hell hope that our PM stays well and truly out of this mess; we just do not need to be there. We'll no doubt do our best when it comes to humanitarian aid and refugee placement.
I hope I am wrong but I think this is just the beginning and that this conflict will set off a conflict that will engulf us all...... please I hope I am wrong!
Friday, June 13, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
If you missed this mornings important political/radio moment then here it is. Alan Jones talks to Malcolm Turnbull. Possibly the most downloaded and listened to radio interview of the year.
2GB Breakfast presenter Alan Jones, clearly has never been a big Turnbull fan but has always shown him due respect ......and yet, all day I hear talk back caller after talk back caller stating that they are in SHOCK that AJ would turn on his own Party and shine a light on a what appears to most interested followers to be a growing split in the Liberal's executive.
Malcolm Turnbull wants proof of such division, well his actions speak louder than his words and I think that he appears now to be no different than a kid who has been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. I have been watching closely and I have noticed many, many times since 2009 that when Minister Turnbull gets an audience of any kind (usually Left leaning), he ever so subtly undermines his Leader.
The love affair he has with the ABC's Tony Jones (of Q&A) & the most dangerous man in Australian Politics, Clive Palmer MP, is a real insight to the left leaning personality of this member for Wentworth.
In my opinion I believe that he doesn't take losing anything very well and that the sour grapes are still brewing in his cauldron of revenge for Tony Abbott taking away his Leadership which was most likely to lead him to the Lodge. It should be remembered that he lost his leadership because he supported an ETS on Carbon and Abbott did not. Of course he would because he is a Banker through and through and it would only be the likes of large traders that would benefit from an Emissions Trading Scheme.
Journo & Presenter Andrew Bolt and Alan Jones are doing a fine job for exposing this underhandedness and suspicious behaviour. Sure it can be argued that this exposure is doing that job of the ALP but wouldn't you think that the ALP would and in fact are doing this anyway. Jones & Bolt and a few other Conservative commentators have noticed these strange machinations of Malcolm Turnbull and are doing the right thing by us all in shining a light on what is clearly the actions of a man who is not a team player.
I love his electorate, I grew up there, I even went to the same school as Malcolm, Vaucluse Public and I have meet him at social events more than a few times. I even drew and framed a caricature for him to put in his office. I liked him back then. He was a different bloke. Alas since he lost the Leadership of the then opposition party to Tony Abbott, he has definitely changed.
I think now that he would have made a much better Minister in the Labor or even the Greens Parties. My advice, although he would never listen to it, is to simply quote that great old adage, "If you lay down with dogs, then do not be surprised if you get up with a few fleas".
Palmer is a huge mongrel in our political kennel and Turnbull calls him a friend. Alan Jones is doing his job and doing it objectively. For once even the Left can't disagree with that..... of course they will try!
Posted by JR at 11:23 AM