Category Archives: Hypocrisy of progressives

Damn immigrants

As Cats well know I’ve loathed foreigners ever since I became a citizen myself. Not only do they come here and take our jobs, marry our women, buy our houses, and breathe our air, but now it seems they smoke … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Plain Packaging | 57 Comments

Pesky things, facts

Two articles have caught my eye this weekend. The first by now ABC employee Laura Tingle talking about pre-election budgets: In 2010, newly installed prime minister Julia Gillard was desperately trying to show her responsible fiscal credentials amid the controversy … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Hypocrisy of progressives, Politics | 45 Comments

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Bill Shorten bagging Australian business. Again.

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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