Author Archives: marcus

Some People Understand

Recently, as I was enjoying a coffee at my favourite cafe in Fremantle, I heard a great song called ‘The Love Me or Die’ by CW Stoneking. On giving the song the Shazam treatment, I discovered that it was from … Continue reading

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How’s That Russia Collusion Thingy Going?

Remember how Trump apparently colluded with the ‘Russians’ to rig the 2016 US Presidential election – and how he is being ‘investigated’ for this apparent crime? It’s ok, I almost forgot too. Of course, none of Muller’s Russia ‘investigation’ has … Continue reading

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Glorious Renewables

Yet another ‘renewable’ energy project. Yet again, it’s one of those laughable wave energy farms. Yet again, we have a government itching to stuff the ”project’ full of subsidies. Yet again, there’s a highly dubious tender process behind it. And yet … Continue reading

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Whose Money is it?

Are you enjoying your hamster-wheel yet? Would you like another carrot cube? (TMR) If we didn’t allow our federal government, its agencies and quangos to become so big in the first place, we would not be debating the need for a … Continue reading

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Malcolm Turnbull’s Prime Ministerial Obituary

‘If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined’ (Pyrrhus of Epirus) One of the first posts ever written on TMR was Tony Abbott’s Prime Ministerial Obituary. Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t need a similarly … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t Perth a Ghost Town Yet?

As parts of Australia’s east coast experience record low temperatures and Perth continues to experience healthy amounts of rainfall, I can’t help but remember the time in 2004 when Tim Flannery said that there was a ‘fair chance’ that Perth … Continue reading

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Swatting Leftists in 6 Easy Steps: Part 3 – Set the Table

TMR’s special on swatting leftists continues with Part Three: Set the Table. (Go here for Part One: Read and Prepare and Part Two: Get Comfortable). It is good debating practice to agree on basic facts that nobody can possibly disagree with … Continue reading

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The 2018-19 Federal Budget: the Ghosts of Budgets Past

If all you did was listen to Treasurer Scott Morrison on budget night and the half-baked media commentary that followed, you could be forgiven for thinking that Australia has practically paid off its debt, the good times are already rolling … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Budgets Past

Despite having delivered Australia’s finest budget analysis for the last two years running, TMR still hasn’t received an invite to the budget green room. Consequently, while imbeciles like Shane Wright get to see what’s cooking in advance, TMR can only access … Continue reading

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O’Dwyer Keeps Delivering

What more does Kelly O’Dwyer need to do to show that she’s clearly not qualified for the role of federal government minister? This is her complete disaster of an interview the other day regarding the banking royal Commission, This was TMR smelling … Continue reading

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