Category Archives: Hypocrisy of progressives

ALP racist stunt thrown out of court

This morning the ALP announced it would contest the election of Lucy Gichuhi to the Senate on the basis that she was a Kenyan dual citizen. Didn’t take the court very long to deal with that:  In a High Court directions … Continue reading

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How does that slippery slope work?

So yesterday on the way home I was listening to Melbourne ABC radio.* They were interviewing Dr Bronwyn King (an oncologist) from Tobacco Free Portfolios. It was only during a meeting with a representative of her superannuation fund in 2010 that Bronwyn … Continue reading

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Sensible vaping policy … in New Zealand

New Zealand will legalise vaping. The Government announced today it will change the law to legalise the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes. Products will be legally sold at some point next year. The change is a big win for the e-cigarette … Continue reading

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Who will monitor the monitors?

Saw the video this morning when it was put up by SRR on the open thread. And we can now find this on Drudge: Exclusive: Google and social media companies could be prosecuted if they show extremist videos, extremist as … Continue reading

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Incentives matter

Today is “Harmony Day” and also the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. So an excellent day to reflect on how the Australian government’s efforts are proceeding. Here is Chris Kenny making the obvious point: The … Continue reading

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For example …

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has praised new ACTU secretary Sally McManus for saying that she does not have a problem with unions and workers breaking “unjust” laws, saying brave people have a duty to stand up against laws that … Continue reading

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The Australian Human Rights Commission has blood on its hands

Today we were all shocked by the news of Bill Leak’s untimely death at age 61. Roger Franklin at Quadrant expresses many of our views: Are you happy now, Gillian Triggs? And you, Tim Soutphommasane, race pimp and sinecured Labor … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government, Shut it down. Fire them all., Take Nanny down | 200 Comments

“When a woman says it, it doesn’t sound as crazy”

This is from The Guardian no less, If Trump were a woman: play swaps presidential candidates’ genders in which the 2016 presidential debates were recast onstage in New York, with Trump as a woman and Clinton as a man. Would … Continue reading

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Let’s prosecute some token white people

As long time Cat readers know I always advocate that we never, ever pander to the left on any issue at any time for any reason. Never. Ever. So I remember being a bit annoyed in the early noughties when … Continue reading

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Perhaps there’s space at Hogwarts

Something that is doing the rounds in the UK: Petition for J.K. Rowling to take in muslim refugees in her 18 spare bedrooms: J.K. Rowling has often announced her solidarity with Middle-Eastern refugees on twitter. She is well-known advocate of … Continue reading

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