Category Archives: Politics

Another one bites the dust

Cats would be aware that NSW Premier Mike Baird has resigned. Good. He is precisely the sort of “Liberal” that is making it easier and easier for me to not vote Liberal in state and federal elections. The postmortems are … Continue reading

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CNN has been caught out

I think Trump has handled the CNN reporter is exactly the correct manner. While Americans have the right to a free press there is no obligation on anyone to pander to them or engage with their poor behaviour.

Posted in International, Politics | 33 Comments

Bureaucrats in for a surprise

The "Intelligence" briefing on so-called "Russian hacking" was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017 This is how that tweet was reported: US intelligence officials have … Continue reading

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Looking back on 2016 and ahead to 2017

Is it permissible to quote Gavin McIness? Very possibly not, but nonetheless: We used to consider the possibility it’s all our fault. We elected a black president and begged him to fix the mess we’re told we created. When it … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Politics of the Left | 18 Comments

Sins of the grandparents II

Paul Kelly buys into the Peter Dutton controversy. Kelly advances three arguments that I can see: Malcolm Turnbull is muscling  up to Bill Shorten (about time I reckon).  The left have over-reached in their reaction to Dutton’s comments – undoubtedly … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 43 Comments

The Liberals finally get serious

The AFR reports: Malcolm Turnbull has personally instructed the federal division of the Liberal Party to cease legal action against the Liberal Democratic Party to avoid jeopardising sensitive Senate negotiations over the government’s flagship industrial relations legislation. Overnight Monday, the … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 election, Politics, Unions | 30 Comments

Abbott is no Trump

I have been watching the Abbottistas pushing Tony Abbott as the Australian Trump. So too has Miranda Devine: Tony Abbott and his boosters are trying to channel Trump’s populism into a comeback. But Abbott is part of the problem that … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Politics | 77 Comments

Our UN overlords have spoken

Australian politicians have given permission for people to act in xenophobic ways and have allowed for the rise of nationalist groups, the United Nations special rapporteur has said at the end of his first official visit. He also voiced support … Continue reading

Posted in National Security, Oppressive government, Politics | 39 Comments

Dealing with media bias

Media bias is among the largest problems our democracies have, and I don’t have to tell you in which direction that bias goes. This election has been a truly learning experience: MRC/YouGov Poll: Most Voters Saw, Rejected News Media Bias. … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media, Politics | 99 Comments

Everyone loves a winner

I remember seeing the cover for the first time there on the newsstand and wondering how they had got it right, even before the election was over. And while you cannot tell from the picture, half the magazine was printed … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Politics | 33 Comments