Author Archives: The Artist Formerly Known As Spartacus

Politicians engaging in politics

Who would have thunk it.  Politicians engaging in politics. This Bridget McKenzie business has been going on for 2 or whatever weeks now.  Yes.  Based on what as been reported, the conduct has been bad. But the rank hypocrisy of … Continue reading

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A pox on all of them

Having delayed it as long as possible, TAFKAS is being forced to convert his internet service to the NBN.  Not because he wants it, but because he is forced to. Now it is worth noting, that TAFKAS was quite happy … Continue reading

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Coming to a public financial market near you

Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s leading advisers on IPOs, will no longer take companies in the US and Europe public if they have boards made up entirely of white men. Speaking to CNBC at the World Economic Forum at Davos on … Continue reading

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Hey Jacqui. Put the bucket back on your head

This morning, TAFKAS was listening to the radio when he heard the Hon. (yes Hon.!!!) Jacquie Lambie hyperventilating again.  This time, she was rambling on about this sporting grants business and demanding that Bridget McKenzie, as the responsible Minister, resign … Continue reading

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Remind me, which one is David and which on is Goliath

According to the inner city latte set at the Sydney Morning Herald: The Department of Defence is embroiled in a battle with residents of an apartment building in Potts Point over the construction of a 12-metre high substation at the … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered why Australian banks are unusually badly managed and yet extremely profitable. Yes, yes.  There is the Commonwealth Government protection racket – pay us lots of tax, give us lots of political donations and invite us (gratis) … Continue reading

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The Worst Australian Prime Minister Since Whitlam

Good morning dear Cats.  Hopefully the title of this post will have gotten your attention. This is a time of reflection.  A time of consideration.  2019 has witnessed a Federal election, which result both surprised and pleased TAFKAS.  Not that … Continue reading

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Freedom is a fragile

Ronald Regan: Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to … Continue reading

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Mandatory Volunteering

Further on the Government reduction of red tape through the introduction of red tape comes this nugget from the AFR: Digital platforms will also be required to develop another voluntary code regarding fake news and news quality which will be … Continue reading

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Red tape – Green tape – Masking tape – Amended

Hmmm.  Don’t look here.  Look at that shiny thing over there. June 2019: Following up his victorious address to Australian Public Service leaders asking them to help the government reduce “congestion” in their departments, Morrison said he was building on the policy of … Continue reading

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