Category Archives: Taking out the trash

The Intellectuals and Climate Change

Here is a money quote out of Hayek’s essay “The Intellectuals and Socialism”. Hayek’s writing is not joy to read so I have put stuff in square  brackets to make his meaning clearer. It is clear enough in the context … Continue reading

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Talk about chutzpah

Got to love the Liberal NSW state MP who is a member of the actual government which has responsibility for police, fire, emergency, land management, forestry, national parks etc etc lambasting Morrison. Breathtaking. Spider in comments

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The late great Ray Evans on the lessons of Black Saturday

In 1966 the Victorian government published a booklet entitled Summer Peril. On the cover was a terrifying photo of the 1964 Lorne bushfire. The foreword was by the Premier, Sir Henry Bolte, who began: “Over the years our state of Victoria … Continue reading

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Just bulldoze it

CCTV installed at Karl Marx’s grave in Highgate cemetery – deterrent after it was twice defaced this year.

Posted in Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Taking out the trash | 34 Comments

Conan, what is best in life?

To crush your enemies, see them driven before you and to hear the lamentations of their journalists! Woof. Classified name revealed of special operations dog wounded in syria raid that killed Baghdadi.

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Just go!

A headline in The Australian caught my eye this morning: I would return to parliament if the Liberals asked me, says Tony Abbott Such astonishing arrogance. People get into the Parliament when voters vote for them.  Abbott lost his seat … Continue reading

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Regulators discover Parliamentary accountability

One of the fig-leaves that so-called “independent” government agencies  rely to justify their lack of democratic accountability is that they are required to appear before the Parliament and answer questions.  Usually this is just a nonsense. Politicians are time-poor generalists … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Federal Politics, Rule of law, Taking out the trash | 20 Comments

Some people never learn

A few years ago we posted a piece about Michael West – then employed by the now defunct Fairfax Media: An international expert who can’t tell the difference between revenue and taxable income? Really? A journalist that doesn’t bother to … Continue reading

Posted in Fake News, Taking out the trash, Taxation | 42 Comments

Calling bullshit on the New Zealand chief censor

David Shanks, New Zealand’s “chief censor”, has an op-ed in the Daily Telegraph. Sounds like he has a tough job. I’ve never seen so many film festival movies as I did in my first year, watching them at a cinema … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government, Rule of law, Take Nanny down, Taking out the trash | 55 Comments

C.L. : No country for old Catholics

It was a combination of unwavering viciousness and happenstance that allowed evil to win in the Coen brothers’ celebrated neo-noir neo-Western. Hopes for a just denouement were dashed on the rocks of brutal reality – though it must be acknowledged, … Continue reading

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