Author Archives: Steve Kates

The Queen to announce electoral reform

I saw a few American posts like this: Queen Elizabeth to announce steps to defend electoral integrity in UK. They must think the UK is still ruled by the royal family. No notion of who writes The Speech from the … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Politics of the Left | 38 Comments

The edge of lunacy

Actually beyond the edge and fully unhinged! Note the singular: “case”. That, by the way, is the front page. HUNDREDS of Victorians have been ordered to isolate after a man returned from hotel quarantine in Adelaide and tested positive for … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Media | 44 Comments

They’re against it

Groucho was around a century ahead of his time, but the point is evident now at every turn. The left, the media and the academic world have gone mad. Whatever was once sane and mainstream, they’re against it. In that … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Politics of the Left | 27 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day

It is Mother’s Day, and a Happy Mother’s Day to all of our readers who have borne and been blessed with children. It may not be much of a point, but I am always pleased to see the spelling as … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Culture Wars | 44 Comments

The left/right divide we face today

This is Dennis Prager on the distinction between the left and the right. Making it of even more interest, the video begins with a long cut from Jordan Peterson on Q&A a few years back. I also think the question … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left, Western Civilsation | 36 Comments

China’s emissions have just gone past the emissions from the whole of the developed world!

From China’s emissions now exceed all the developed world’s combined published at Bloomberg. And because it is Bloomberg they try to make excuses for China: The massive scale of China’s emissions highlights the importance of President Xi Jinping’s drive to peak … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy | 34 Comments

Where’s America headed?

Two items just picked up from and both are part of the picture of an America in free fall into some kind of totalitarian adventure that will cause no end of harm before we are done. The first deals … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Western Civilsation | 15 Comments

Belt up and hit the road

From The Age: ‘Cold War mindset’: Beijing suspends key government dialogue with Australia. Fascinating really since I still don’t know what the Chinese Government is aiming to punish us for. China has taken the first formal step towards severing government … Continue reading

Posted in International | 40 Comments

Not all that prudent after all

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has just released a note on “guidance on managing the financial risks of climate change” which includes the graphic shown above. Now, if they were releasing an approach to dealing with the psychologically disturbed … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Public Service Announcement | 26 Comments

She’s a teacher, she says

Incredible from end to end. And unbelievably repulsive. The very essence of the American left. This was in California.

Posted in American politics, Politics of the Left | 37 Comments