K-Mart QC called out

This is part of an all-out leftist assault on the rule of law and the right of the un-woke to defend themselves in court. It is becoming more frenzied because of the failure of their corrupt and contemptible get-Pell campaign. Any knowledge, let alone celebration, of the British tradition of liberty is disappearing from the school curriculum to speed things along.

Old Lefty on Mark Dreyfus’ wannabe-smear campaign against Christian Porter’s lawyers. Dreyfus has a long record of making phony allegations that fail. Porter demonstrated this in 2019 while mocking the Shadow Attorney-General’s dodgy dobbing in Question Time (Video).

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Trump Owens

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Grievance Envy

WITH black Americans, Asians, Indians, Aborigines and leftist white ladies dominating oppression news for more than a year, the former big shots of the genre are feeling overlooked. The ABC helps out with another curated ring-around about headwear and ‘Islamophobia.’ Yawn:

In Islam, the girl can say ‘no’ and she can marry any race, any type and any cultural background.”

 
Just like every other Aussie girl. I’ll tell you why these ones go veiled: for attention. Nothing wrong with that. Strategies of attraction are a female specialty. But don’t sell vanity as modesty.

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Big-hearted minister won’t fine legless young man $100,000

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Victoria setting new lows in energy policy

I have a piece in the Spectator on Victoria’s  announced  intent to go much further than the federal government in requiring the substitution of renewable energy for the much cheaper and more secure energy that is provided from its endless supplies of high-quality brown coal.  Compared with the national policy of reducing emissions by 26 to 28% by 2030, Victoria is opting for a 45 to 50% reduction. Not only does this introduce another variation on what should be a national energy policy but it consigns Victoria to further losses of industrial competitiveness and households to higher energy costs.

The ALP in Victoria has a history of sacrificing the state’s brown coal reserves and their low cost electricity. Initially, the power stations were used to as union playgrounds and by the late 1980s their padded workforce was tenfold the numbers necessary.  Though the ALP started to slim this back it took the Kennett reforms and privatisations to bring them into best practice.   Over the past 20 years the ALP has again imposed costs on coal and on electricity users, this time in pursuit of the green vote.

Whereas Victorians should, as they once were, be enjoying the lowest electricity prices in the world, prices are among the highest.

Discriminating against brown coal stations has also meant downgrading the more reliable power that coal brings.  Exchanging this for wind/solar means additional expenditures to manage these variable supplies and new spending on transmission lines to gather their more dispersed generation sources. All of these additional costs are paid by the Australian electricity consumer and the taxpayer.  The costs are also driving out major industrial users, with the pride of the state’s industry, the aluminium smelter at Portland, only being kept afloat by subsidies to counter the costs that other subsidies are bringing.

The amount of wind and solar in the system is even requiring the market managers to force roof-top facilities – all of which were built with subsidies – to be turned off at the increasingly frequent times when their supply threatens to bring down the whole electricity supply system.

 

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Monster Joe’s Duck & Toe

Operation Gulliver: to find a First Couple that makes the incumbents look substantial:

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UGG mug plays the Oi Oi Oi card

The “quintessential David versus Goliath battle” or a man who didn’t do his homework?

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Donald Trump’s new media platform

This is Donald Trump’s media platform:

www.DonaldJTrump.com/desk

The story is told here.

He has a video on the platform that leads the rest titled, “In a Time of Silence”. What could he mean by that? This is what he means by that: Twitter locks President Trump’s account, deletes tweets about Capitol rioters. There’s plenty more of that kind of suppression around.

The left believes in nothing but their own power for their own purposes.

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Mad Snitch

VIA the ever-loyal offices of Samantha Maiden, Mark Dreyfus is demanding to know who is paying Christian Porter’s legal fees so Labor’s other media servants can set about destroying him, her or it too. “There are precedents of MPs declaring gifts such as receiving legal assistance free of charge,” Maiden claims – with only risible evidence. “For example, former Labor leader Bill Shorten always declared pro bono legal fees for the Royal Commission into trade unions and other matters.”

Ah yes. Bill Shorten at the Royal Commission:

Bill Shorten has told the trade union royal commission that his 2007 campaign to enter parliament received about $75,000 in previously undisclosed support, including a company-funded campaign director…

[Jeremy] Stoljar asked if the company’s contributions – understood to be approximately $40,000 – had been disclosed to the AEC.

“It has come to my attention,” Shorten replied, “that the declaration hasn’t been made until very recently … in the last few days.”

 
Bill Shorten: as transparent as a beer bottle – one of the old brown ones. Back to Maiden:

It’s the mystery that has intrigued political leaders, legal eagles and journalists for months. How is former attorney-general Christian Porter funding his blockbuster defamation case against the ABC in a trial that could cost millions of dollars?

Now, Mr Porter has fuelled those questions, declining to say if a mystery millionaire is bankrolling his expensive legal team featuring lawyers who don’t always get out of bed for less than $20,000-a-day.

 
No, the questions were fuelled by Mr Dreyfus’ office, Samantha. Declare that.

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Though a tad late to Australia’s rule of law crisis, he’s still right

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