Category Archives: Hypocrisy of progressives

The Liberals are not libertarians

Chris Kenny has a rather unusual op-ed in the Australian this morning. The online headline seems to have changed from what I remember reading at about 8am but the gist the story remains the same. Howard has talked about the … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Hypocrisy of progressives | 52 Comments

Troll gets owned

Here is a magnificent exchange on Twitter: He had it coming – as Aaron Stonehouse explained to The West: “I speak in the same manner that the people who voted for me tend to speak. That’s often plain, straight to … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 31 Comments

Over-reaction much?

Here is Peter Dutton telling the crazy lefties how it is: Some of the crazy lefties at the ABC, and on The Guardian, HuffingtonPost, can express concern and draw mean cartoons about me and all the rest of it. They … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Hypocrisy of progressives, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 101 Comments

Not only will they sell the rope used to hang them they will feel virtuous in making the sale

I knew enough of these corporate CEO bureaucrats from my days in the Chamber of Commerce, many of whom are in reality no different from public servants. Unlike the genuine entrepreneurs who built their enterprises from the ground up, the … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, Hypocrisy of progressives | 52 Comments

Nuclear weapons for Australia

While I agree with the sentiment, this is more than a little bit cheeky: Her [NZ PM Jacinda Ardern] arrival coincided with a speech in Sydney by her deputy, Winston Peters, who argued that Australia should consider nuclear armament as … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, National Security | 65 Comments

Allan Hird: ASADA out of control

ASADA is out of control. Let me repeat that: ASADA is out of control. In the Jessica Peris case it has shown a complete disdain for her rights and for the ASADA Act. The ASADA Act, drafted and enacted by … Continue reading

Posted in AFLgate, Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 17 Comments

Really?

Here is Alan Sunderland – editorial director of the ABC: I work for for a propd (sic) organisation that asks difficult questions, holds governments to account and speaks up for people who don’t have a voice – that will sit uncomfortably … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Hypocrisy of progressives, Media, Politics of the Left | 22 Comments

George Brandis on privacy and secrecy

George Brandis in his farewell speech: For more than four years, I was the minister responsible for domestic national security. That period coincided with the escalation of Islamist terrorism at home and abroad. I believe that we got national security … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Oppressive government, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 19 Comments

Obamagate: Shameful and a disgrace

Suppose we start with this simple question: Is it appropriate for a president to use the powers of government to spy on the opposition party during an election? No one will say yes to that. So let us move on … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Hypocrisy of progressives | 92 Comments

… and that’s bad?

Foxtel corporate affairs group director Bruce Meagher said the laws could force them to stop broadcasting channels, including Al Jazeera and the BBC, owned by foreign states and the company did not have the resources to monitor and determine whether … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives, National Security, Politics | 46 Comments