I’m sure that some readers may have noticed that I am no longer updating this blog on a regular basis so I feel that after ten years that I’m going to give writing this blog a rest . I am still interested in a good argument but with my on going health issues I just can’t muster the energy to write here regularly any more, things may change in the future so I’m not going to close the blog because I do see some real value in keeping this blog open as an archive that I can refer to when I am commenting elsewhere.
Anyway farewell for now Comrades
Over at New Matilda I constantly hear that the detention centers are akin to the concentration camps but like a lot of minions of the left they are very much addicted to hyperbole so I suggest that they should just compare the pictures below…
Manus is by any measure absolute Luxury compared to any of the Nazi camps
This is a post about loss, on one had we have the very sad news that Terry Pratchett has died after a very public fight with a form of dementia :
Very good speech form Tony Abbott
recommended viewing Comrades
As most people will now know the spill motion is on. I’m a little sad about this but if this means that the current government can improve its standings with the public. One thing that we can expect if there is a change of leader is that we won’t see the sort of bad grace that Rudd bought to his party.
You can bet that the Liberal Party phones will be in meltdown in Canberra over the weekend
Like you Yale I still Like Abbott despite his recent gafes and bad calls but looking to the bigger picture if the party were to change leader it would in one fell swoop undermine the forces of darkness who have placed ally of their hatred on to Abbott personally rather than on the party in general. I am undecided on who would be better beyond believing that Turnbull would be a bad choice. One thing that I think we can expect is that if there was a change in the leadership Abbot is not the sort of man who would white ant the government the way that Rudd did during the last dark age when Labor was in power.
Cheers Comrade Yale
Originally posted on The Red And The Blue:
THE PUBLIC DECLARATION by three backbench MPs against the leadership of Prime Minister Tony Abbott marks the point at which simply keeping a lid on ructions inside the government has ceased to be an option; in the best interests of the Liberal Party, it is now incumbent upon the Prime Minister to bring disquiet over his leadership to a head. It is regrettable his best option to avoid this development has been deliberately eschewed for months.
Government unity should, in the ordinary course of events, be something that should be striven for and maintained at almost any cost; the adage that “disunity is death” in politics is a potent one, and occupies a prominent place in the political rule book with good reason.
Yet unity, when contrived around structures that are rotten to their very core, is a counterintuitive and self-destructive endeavour at best.
The public declaration last night by two disgruntled…
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On the Radio this morning is the cheerful news that Peter Greste has been released and deported from Egypt I am sure that his family will be very pleased indeed, I am as well even though I don’t share the view that seem prevalent among the usual suspect that some one who is a journalist is automatically some kind of secular saint. Anyway that is an all’s well that ends well situation.
Now to events closer to home and something that has left me feeling profoundly depressed, Yep the state election its a terrible result for Queensland that will see the incompetent Labor party back into government. That said we live in a democracy and that means I have to accept the result with good grace, fucking hell though its hard with that idiot of a woman in charge. The irony is that for all of the rhetoric about the reforms made by the LNP over the last three years, things like the thinning of the bloated public service and other fiscal savings will not be reversed so its, once again going to be a case of the LNP wearing the pain of necessary reforms and the ALP will be able to get the benefits gratis.
I feel nothing but dread for governance of our great state of Queensland over the next three years… On the upside though It will be far easier to attack the government’s inevitable incompetence than it has been to defend the missteps of the previous administration.