Author Archives: Steve Kates

Others like Craig Kelly needed even more than ever

Yesterday I put up a post on Craig Kelly standing up for sense in the face of the climate change idiocies we are forced to endure. I titled the post, More like Craig Kelly needed. I am coming back to … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy | 18 Comments

He’s really angry

As the rest of us should be as well. BTW where’s the uproar over Iran blowing a Ukrainian passenger plane out of the sky?

Posted in American politics | 19 Comments

There are many fronts in the wars to defend Western Civilisation from its enemies

The political leaders in China, North Korea and Iran can oppress their people to their heart’s content. It is a tragedy, and one wishes it were otherwise, but no one’s going to go to war to save them. But if … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International, Politics of the Left | 26 Comments

More like Craig Kelly needed

There is then the Turnbull wing of the Coalition which seems to cover around half the party. Which brings us to this in the Oz today: Bushfires: Scott Morrison courts states for fire inquiry. What exactly was the “trainwreck”here? Amid … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy | 36 Comments

International confidence in the American president

I would take a sceptical attitude as reasonable except these parts of the Anglosphere and the former members of the nation states that once comprised Western Civilisation are filled with people who are saturated in ignorance and lacking in common … Continue reading

Posted in International | 37 Comments

We are the most virtuous country in the world

Or something …. TO CONTINUE: I can see it. I’m sorry if it doesn’t come up on some screens. I wasn’t suggesting we should all learn to code. The heading is “World Wide Coal Plants”. The next seven lines mention … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy | 20 Comments

Magic Pudding Monetary Theory (MMT)

The most important element in understanding how an economy works is to begin from its resource base, its existing infrastructure, its labour force and its entrepreneurs. Then mix in the laws and regulations, along with the personal beliefs of the … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Economics on the left | 16 Comments

The future will be nothing like we can imagine it today

I have just picked up a second-hand copy of the third edition of Percival Marshall’s Flying-Machines – Past, Present & Future, as pictured above. It’s the first time I have ever heard of the book. Near as I can tell … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Cultural Issues | 39 Comments

“Obama likes Suleimani, and admires his work”

This is from 2015: Obama Strikes a Deal–With Qassem Suleimani. It’s by Lee Smith from the Hudson Institute. According to the terms of the Iran deal announced in Vienna on Tuesday, U.N. Security Council sanctions regarding nuclear-related issues will be … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International, Media | 65 Comments


Here’s the whole thing. Ricky Gervais kicks off The #GoldenGlobes. — NBC Entertainment (@nbc) January 6, 2020

Posted in American politics | 79 Comments