Category Archives: Taking out the trash

All Nigels Now

January was so long ago: EU tells Nigel Farage to ‘leave and take his flags with him.’ People all over Italy burning the EU flag and playing their National Anthem. — Don’tCareWhatYouThink (@DontCareWhatYo2) March 29, 2020 Take the ashes … Continue reading

Posted in International, Taking out the trash | 9 Comments

“scantily clad figures” from movies rated M

The Currency Lad draws our attention to the latest sex scandal to rock the nations capital. The Australian has more information: The “scantily clad’’ figures in the office of Fair Work deputy president Gerard Boyce scantily-clad” figurines in the office of … Continue reading

Posted in Take Nanny down, Taking out the trash | 73 Comments

Remind me: Who won the last election?

Update: From the Hansard: Senator KENEALLY (New South Wales—Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate) (15:55): I move: That the Senate— (a) notes that:    (i) on the same day that Queensland Police Commissioner, Ms Katarina Carroll, said it was inappropriate … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 election, Conservative politics, Taking out the trash | 81 Comments


Australians woke t0 the rather breathless news that ASIO had smashed a spy ring and was protecting us from unprecedented threats. …  Mr Burgess said ASIO had intercepted and disrupted a foreign intelligence service agent sent as a “sleeper” agent to … Continue reading

Posted in National Security, Taking out the trash | 34 Comments

Pyrmonter: Why the need for spin?

Respectable people can think there is human-induced climate change.  And that, on balance, it is a bad thing (likely more harmful the greater and the faster it is).  And that it is worth considering whether, and if so, how, public … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post, Taking out the trash | 31 Comments

From 1945 to 2020

Posted in 2019 election, International, Taking out the trash | 27 Comments

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

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe, Taking out the trash | 51 Comments

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

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Taking out the trash | 45 Comments

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

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government, Politics of the Left, Taking out the trash | 26 Comments

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