Author Archives: Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

About Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

I'm a retired general who occasionally gets called back to save the republic before returning to my plough.

Reality television

Salve. I admit I’m old. I’m getting close to my 15th century. I can’t understand the fascination with reality television. It monopolises television and water cooler conversations. To see a bunch of idiots cavort or behave abominably to pursue fame is … Continue reading

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Yassmin should convert?

On her blog, Yassmin Abdel-Magied states The thoughts and musings of a young, Aussie Muslim woman asking questions and doin’ her thang. Questioning rather than defending her religion might be something for her to consider. From her blog Islam does not allow … Continue reading

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Sharia dissembling

Last night on Q&A Yassmin Abdel-Magied asserted that sharia law was as simple as ‘me praying five times [a] day’ and then ‘Excuse me, Islam to me is the most feminist religion, right. We got equal rights well before the … Continue reading

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Australia’s third world electricity network

Thanks to a crazy love of inefficient wind farms, Australia’s electricity network is now approaching that of Pakistan. There many households own backup diesel generators for the times the network blacks out or there is load shedding. But at least … Continue reading

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Crazy Trump

I really do fear for an outbreak of ‘beggar thy neighbour’ policies that so damaged the world during the Great Depression. The return of outright protectionism – not even disguised now – is clear, with Crazy Trump leading the way … Continue reading

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Rod Culleton

The High Court, sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns, has ruled that Rod Culleton was never validly elected a senator. As the judgement states Today the High Court unanimously held that Rodney Norman Culleton was a person who was convicted and … Continue reading

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Venal ex local government officials

The amalgamation of local councils in NSW is justified – there were far too many small, inefficient and corrupt councils (look at those in, say, the former Auburn city council where councillors such as Salim Mehajer voted upon development proposals … Continue reading

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Ahmed Fahour AO

Look who got awarded an Officer in the Order of Australia in the Australia Day honours – our most highly paid public servant, Ahmed Fahour. The citation reads For distinguished service to business, particularly in the area of postal communications, … Continue reading

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Paying for the wall

President Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, has announced that the US-Mexican wall will be paid by a 20 per cent tax on imports from Mexico (ie: a tariff). He said If you tax that $50 billion at 20 per cent … Continue reading

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Charter flights

According to the SMH, But travel records reveal the licensed commercial pilot also charged $6300 to fly from Canberra to Melbourne in July 2014 and another $7000 to travel from Canberra to Adelaide in May 2015. Ms Ley’s social media … Continue reading

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