Down and Outraged In Byron Bay and the North Shore

“Another national hero has rejected his Australia Day honour,” news.com.au reports, “joining a growing list of stars protesting Margaret Court.” I’ve seen longer lists on a dole bludger’s appointments calendar.

It makes me sick, the whole thing. To inflict this on us, when everyone is having such a hard time. I can’t be a part of it anymore.”

Lavender Bay battler Peter Kingston

 
If you hadn’t heard of this “national hero,” he paints the Harbour – over and over and over again. He also wants Mrs Court to “recognise the exclusion and division she is causing.”

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74 Responses to Down and Outraged In Byron Bay and the North Shore

  1. Annie says:

    Never heard of him. If that’s how he feels, he should not have been given the honour in the first place.

  2. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Lefties love giving each other prizes, so all the yarts awards now go to lefties.
    But give an award to a righty and the yowling and screeching is earsplitting.
    Keep it up guys, girls and its. The left should ask Mal to hand back his AC in protest too.

  3. Mother Lode says:

    They are becoming increasingly ridiculous.

    What has this artist done? Is he well known? Has he brought Australia to the attention of the world? Invented something? Saved anyone? Made the lives of his fellow citizens better? Is he a brilliant artist – which would kind of also make him famous?

    No.

    Not only should he knock back the award, it should never have been offered.

    This as much as anything else shows what a flawed an ridiculous system these awards are.

  4. Sinclair Davidson says:

    People we’ve never heard of, or unworthy people, giving up their Australia Day awards is really a win-win for everyone.

  5. L.B.Loveday says:

    Not only a “national hero”, but one of a “list of stars”!
    .
    Now Margaret Court was without rational dispute a “star”, but this bloke and Dr Soo….. Stars! – by what definition?

  6. Roger W says:

    They talk about unintended consequences – how wonderful that so many lefty heads are exploding and so many undeserving awards are being returned/rejected. Just the cleanout we needed.

  7. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    so woke it’s blinding, will they reject their own wealth and possessions in the name of equity?

    dumbass communist stooges

  8. Roger says:

    The NYT informed me this morning that Australia was “grappling” with its national day marking British settlement.

    Funny, I didn’t see much grappling in my neck of the woods.

  9. RJH says:

    National Wanker/Joke more like it – look at me, look at moi? Thinking of what Margaret Court has actually achieved for the needy & out of luck all of her life it would be interesting to know his “achievements” if any?

  10. stackja says:

    he paints the Harbour

    All that new building by Pascoe people?

  11. Patrick Kelly says:

    I’m with Sinclair. The absence of these deadbeats from the list of recipients can only serve to increase the prestige of the awards.

  12. Roger says:

    He also wants Mrs Court to “recognise the exclusion and division she is causing.”

    It’s not enougnh to obey Big Brother. You have to love him.

  13. Mother Lode says:

    If this fellow had never been born, or had taken up some other career like modelling frocks or paddling about in water on his back making owl sounds, what difference would it have made?

    A person who volunteers to make possible the feeding of the homeless, a doctor who doggedly persists in developing a cure for some terrible malady, or an engineer who conceives of a new technology that will improve quality of life, all these and more I understand.

    But this Harbour-side dauber? Without his paintings would the people who have bought his paintings would just have bought other ones. Or not. They certainly would not have suffered not having them.

    His absence would not have been the least blip on the human radar. So why pretend his being here as made a difference?

  14. Tom says:

    Male homosexuals own the Australian left.

    Albo loves to fight Tories but, as the pre-eminent Australian party-political leftist, publicly he is required to be a soy-boy shemale who’d enjoy one up the arse*.

    And if it’s good enough for Albo, it’s good enough for all of you.

    The jihad against Margaret Court is finally about humiliation – to force you to pretend to love homosexuality, even if it revolts you. To let a tiny minority dictate to the rest of the population that tolerating homosexuality falls way short.

    You must not only tolerate homosexuality – you must love homosexuality.

    *Of course, he’s not, but Albo’s happy to be a hyocrite for the cause.

  15. calli says:

    Am I supposed to care that he is outraged and unhappy?

  16. Leigh Lowe says:

    Sinclair Davidson

    #3738510, posted on January 27, 2021 at 10:24 am

    People we’ve never heard of, or unworthy people, giving up their Australia Day awards is really a win-win for everyone.

    It will be interesting to see if the lapel badges make it back to Canberra, or the AO tag is removed from their CV’s and personal websites.
    I suspect not.

  17. Mother Lode says:

    he paints the Harbour

    Wow! That is more impressive that Paul Hogan who only worked on the bridge.

    Must be an industrious bugger too, going out and repainting from green to grey when it gets cloudy, and painting foam white on the harbour ferries.

  18. Roger says:

    Queer Theory is our Lysenkoism.

    If you seek a place in public life, or even just a job in a large corporation or the public service, you are going to have to declare your allegiance to it.

    Then one day, years hence, it will collapse almost overnight under the weight of its own absurdities.

    But not before millions of careers and lives are ruined.

  19. candy says:

    It makes you realise these awards are now handed out willy nilly to anyone, so the whole thing should be scrapped.
    Who would miss it if they suddenly disappeared.

  20. JohnJJJ says:

    Another one? Geez, I’ll have it. I have no trophies, awards, certificates…. nothin’. I deserve it.

  21. notafan says:

    Anthony Dillon has a good piece published today.

  22. Zyconoclast says:

    An excellent reason to shut the whole thing down.

  23. rich says:

    Queer Theory is our Lysenkoism.

    Indeed it is the foundational gospel of Cancelholism.

  24. notafan says:

    Also never heard of Peter Kingston, did he invent a biscuit?

  25. Damon says:

    “he paints the Harbour”
    He’d be more useful painting the bridge (as a tradesman, not an artist).

  26. H B Bear says:

    They’ll need a return chute soon like your local library.

    “Outraged? Place medal in here.”

  27. Roger says:

    It makes you realise these awards are now handed out willy nilly to anyone, so the whole thing should be scrapped. Who would miss it if they suddenly disappeared.

    How about this for a reform:

    In our democratic Commonwealth, the only civilian awards should be for bravery or exceptional volunteer service to the common weal.

  28. feelthebern says:

    It will be interesting to see if the lapel badges make it back to Canberra, or the AO tag is removed from their CV’s and personal websites

    & their twitter bios.
    Rainbow flag, water drop, AO.
    That’s the circle jerk trifecta.

  29. cuckoo says:

    I was at an awards ceremony at Government House late last year (not on my own account, mind you) and the very gay young aide who was ushering us twittered endlessly about how keen they were to get more awards to women and ‘minorities’.

  30. Mother Lode says:

    It makes you realise these awards are now handed out willy nilly to anyone

    It is just a way progressives reward each other. Your position is shown by how many of these baubles you have been awarded rather than what they technically represent. But yeah, they love giving each other awards, prizes, and even freakin’ elephant stamps.

    Look at the chests of North Korean generals. When was their last battle, or even skirmish? Yet these guys between them wear fully 10% of NK’s GDP.

  31. notafan says:

    Exactly Roger

  32. Perfidious Albino says:

    These non-entities will no doubt attempt to have their cake and eat it too, they will still spruik having been awarded the honour for their ‘work’, whilst also loudly signalling their virtue by having declined/returned the bauble.

    If ScoMo had any nads he would announce that he is suspending the whole awards farrago until such time as everyone (the left) grow up and stop sowing divisiveness, together with an ‘amnesty’ where all past award recipients have the opportunity to return their bauble and post-nomials in dissatisfaction with ‘select cause’ and have this recorded in a Commonwealth ‘book of signalled virtue’ for posterity.

  33. Roger says:

    Exactly Roger

    Maybe suggest it to your local member, nota.

    I’m going to.

  34. David says:

    Another wanker

  35. Brian Boru says:

    Another person who apparently has led a fortunate and successful life doing what he loved and got an undeserved award now weaponising that award.

    I agree with Roger “In our democratic Commonwealth, the only civilian awards should be for bravery or exceptional volunteer service to the common weal.”

    Apart from that, lets scrap the whole spew inducing system and spend the money on something useful.

    And while we are at it lets scrap Australia Day and have a new day called “Unity Day” dedicated to an equal opportunity Australia as a united nation without any privilege by birth, class or position. I could even live with a different date, say 27 January because it is good bbq weather.

  36. jupes says:

    I’d say this is just a clever bit of marketing to his target audience.

    Sales of his crap paintings will probably soar amongst idiot lefties.

    If so, well played. The man is a capitalist.

  37. Lee says:

    I think it is a pretty clear indication that anyone who turns down his or her Australia Day honour probably didn’t deserve it in the first place.

  38. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “David
    #3738580, posted on January 27, 2021 at 11:07 am
    Another wanker”

    Perfectly said.

  39. twostix says:

    So woke they’re now now cancelling themselves.

  40. Bronson says:

    Why is a bridge painter getting a gong? This whole awards thingy is all rather silly. About the only thing it is useful for is identifying all the pretentious wankers sponging of the community. Bravery and volunteers are the only awards that should be given.

  41. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “twostix
    #3738594, posted on January 27, 2021 at 11:24 am
    So woke they’re now now cancelling themselves.”

    lol….indeed.

  42. Leigh Lowe says:

    From the link:-

    Peter’s newest works have been inspired by Utzon’s breathtaking structure coupled with a commission from his alma mater, Cranbrook, to create a special piece for their new chapel.

    A little Aussie battler.

  43. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “his alma mater, Cranbrook”

    More Cranbrook alumni

    Mike Cannon-Brookes
    Rodney Adler
    James Packer
    Jodee Rich
    Warwick Fairfax

  44. Ubique says:

    The lefty establishment is grossly intolerant. Let them all give back their baubles and post-nominals, it will brighten our day.

  45. chook says:

    If I had an $80 Kingston on the wall, I’d bundle it up and pay AustPost $20 to return it to him, slashed.

  46. bollux says:

    Leave Kingston alone. He is excellent at finger painting but not sure what he uses for a medium.

  47. Des Deskperson says:

    The Oz describes him as ‘celebrated’.

    How can that be? His online stuff is a weird mixture of styles, almost all to them derivative of the work of other, better artists. No flair, no innovation, no risk; safe and ordinary, but I suppose it sells.

    How does a sub-mediocrity like this get a gong?

  48. MikeDee says:

    A growing list…it went from two to three idiots!

    The whole thing is a complete joke. I once worked for a prominent rich lister who decided it was appropriate that some sort of national honour should be awarded for lining their own pockets.
    A publicist and lobbyist was employed, and within a year, the person was duly commemorated with an Order of Australia.

  49. Walter Plinge says:

    So glad MC has spoilt this non-entity’s 2021.

  50. Boambee John says:

    While I hesitate to bring H1tler into the discussion, as an artist he painted workmanlike representations of buildings.

    This fool got a gong for childish daubings that desecrate the object represented.

  51. duncanm says:

    C’mon, a true battler.

    Grew up in Parsley Bay, Cranbrook school, financially supported by a widowed neighbour, etc.

    We should give him a break – sounds like he’s doing this in his last days..

  52. This Peter Kingston, Sydney artist, has a Linkedin account.
    Someone with a Linkedin account please check in & confirm that he’s removed mention of the AO from his bio.

  53. Wallace says:

    The Oz describes him as ‘celebrated’.

    But I wouldn’t celebrate the Oz.
    It is on a path of deterioration.
    The reporting is juvenile.
    The editing is atrocious.
    The sub-editing and proofreading is non-existant.
    Why do I bother reading it?

  54. duncanm says:

    This makes me angry – what a dick.

    He has received his award for being a constant nag for various do-good causes… but never actually achieved anything substantial in those endeavours for anyone who actually needs help.

    Compare with Margaret Court’s enormous social work through her charity.

  55. a happy little debunker says:

    I am sure that Margaret Court accepts that people who embrace gay marriage have very different ideas about marriage than she does.
    Nonetheless she does not embrace their beliefs.

    I am certain that Kerry O’Brien (& co) do not accept that Margret Court has very different ideas about marriage than they do.

    The very definition of bigotry…

    Now, as George Brandis once said ‘you have the right to be a bigot’ – you also lose all moral authority by being a hypocrite.

    These people have lost the ‘right’ to receive any Australian awards!

  56. calli says:

    his alma mater, Cranbrook,

    Tee hee

  57. Mother Lode says:

    How does a sub-mediocrity like this get a gong?

    Maybe because he is such an outstanding example of mediocrity.

  58. Daily llama says:

    Just ignore the dickhead and make your own Jackson Pollock
    https://jacksonpollock.org/

  59. Viva says:

    Kerry & his ilk can’t accept reasoned objections to gay”marriage”. They don’t even have the maturity to accept that a woman of Margaret Court’s generation and religiosity is bound to have a traditional view.

  60. BM says:

    So three blokes have handed back their awards because a woman dared to have an opinion that they disagreed with?

    Very instructive regarding the true nature of the Left.

  61. Mother Lode says:

    They don’t even have the maturity to accept that a woman of Margaret Court’s generation and religiosity is bound to have a traditional view.

    They don’t see other people. They see obstacles to be swept out of the way.

  62. Bruce says:

    “….he paints the Harbour”

    And Paul Hogan painted the Harbour Bridge.

  63. And Paul Hogan painted the Harbour Bridge.

    + Hogan’s painting work was easier on the eye.

  64. DanH says:

    The late John Clarke once said that the public returning of an award was the same as accepting it. This moral posturing is as inane as the concept of the ‘honours’ themselves.

  65. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “They don’t see other people. They see obstacles to be swept out of the way.”

    Precisely, what we are witnessing is pure unadulterated Marxism, Leninism, Nazism, Fascism, Stalinism, Maoism, Pol Pot, Shining Path…….where ideological opponents are deliberately targeted to be screamed at, smeared and lied about, belittled, demonised, cancelled and silenced. Of course…there’ll come a day when people who refuse to conform will be eradicated….because that is the inevitable outcome of fascism, socialism and communism.

  66. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    I was outraged and when offered the award ,condoning destroying this advanced culture that could not boil water , the mass slaughter of aboriginals untill only indigenius spongers were left ,the destruction of the huge prductive grain farms and the villages around them , and bakeries the destruction of the Botany Bay bark canoe industry where aboriginal explorers got their canoes to go on long voyages of discovery ,killing of the millions of shepherds of huge emu and kangaroo flocks of the huge stations up north . The destruction of local engineers in the aboriginal arms industry , these whites have a lot to answer for .
    I want to be a highly paid celebrity perfesser with a white beard and pretend Im indigenius it pays handsomely and you can pull the leftie birds .
    I havea vision of pascoe trying to yard a mob of emus or red roos it would be bloody hilarious .

  67. Hasbeen says:

    It appears to do well in the Australia Day awards, you now have to be a victim of some sort.

    It’s not what you did, but what was done to you!

  68. Snotball says:

    Another rectification of the awards process. Keep it coming idiots and soon the only awards left awarded will be to people who actually deserve them!

  69. Ed Case says:

    Dawn Fraser got an AC for Swimming in 2018, even tho her Swimming career ended controversially in 1964, that’s probably why Margaret Court was upgraded.
    Fair enough, Court was at least the equal in Tennis of what Dawn was in Swimming.
    If Dawn hadn’t been recognised for pre 1965 stuff, would Court have to be recognised for pre 1973 stuff?

  70. 2dogs says:

    They need to include someone like Margaret Court every year to ensure that such people never get any such award.

  71. Ed Case says:

    Margaret Court is very competitive, what’s the chance some lobbying occurred on her behalf along the lines of “Okay, Dawnie was first famous for her Gold Medals in 1956, Margaret won her first Australian Title in 1959, so if Dawn gets an upgrade in 2018, then Margaret gets one 3 years later.”?

  72. Rex Anger says:

    Go back to arguing the [lack of] merits of lacklustre opening batsmen on the Open Thread, Grigory.

    This conspiracy-mongering is an affront and an embarrassment to trolling. Even by your lack of standards.

  73. alans says:

    leaks cartoon in today’s Aust hits KoB for a six. Well done

  74. steve says:

    and may I say on behalf of all of us a singularly loud, collective “Meh!”

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