Category Archives: Rafe

Wolfgang Kasper meets the EU octopus

Right out of Kafka or the You could not make it up file.

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Beating up on the beats

Something for ageing hippies to remind themselves of the contribution to the culture war by Alan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac et al. But I have to admit that Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was a hoot when I read it … Continue reading

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Trump’s year

And looking to the next. Something is happening in the final days of 2017. People are noticing that Donald Trump has gotten a lot done in his tumultuous first year in the White House. Assume that tax reform passes and … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Rafe | 24 Comments

Ho! Ho! Ho! A present from Santa Trump

Trumpie kicks another goal. WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump broke the all-time record on first-year judicial appointments to the federal appeals courts on Thursday, as the Senate confirmed James Ho to the U.S. Court of Appeals to the Fifth … Continue reading

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Warning. Planet savers at work with the government

Jo Nova on the background to the disastrous Grenfell tower fire in London. The UK Dept of Energy and Climate Change wanted help to get insulation onto buildings to save the world in 2011, so it asked the people who … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 34 Comments

Niki Sava on Trump

Scans confirm not a single decent bone in Donald Trump’s body Niki Savva The Australian 12:00AM August 11, 2016 From the You Could Not Make it Up file. If Americans want to elect a pig as their president, then they … Continue reading

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President Trump on Thanksgiving

Walks like a President, talks like a President, sounds like a president…

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Meet Donald Trump

Recently a good friend in Tasmania sent a message urging me to read Understanding Trump by Newt Gingrich. Yesterday the book arrived and as she said it is hard to put down. Fortunately it was not my turn to cook. … Continue reading

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Roundup Nov 18

The media watchdog. The cost, supply and use of power across the states. Coal-fired power Units Planned and Under Construction. China 583, Australia 0. Trumpwatch. Pressing on with deregulation. 105 rules down. Climate. Brainwashing required to deal with global warming … Continue reading

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Roundup of Roundups

The joy of insomnia, checking out past Roundups in CIS Policy. From the Archive John O’Sullivan, ‘After Reaganism’, National Review, April 21, 1997. O’Sullivan takes conservatives to task for being too slow in matching the shifting positions of radicals who … Continue reading

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