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Random Note — Dastyari

As a factional player of the Labor centre right and therefore in Shortens orbit, both Sam Dastyari and Labor are compromised. Moreso if Shorten becomes Prime Minister --- As well as damaging Australia’s standing with loyal allies of many decades, Dastyari is also damaging the Labor brand and Labor has no choice but to show him the door.
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The Libs have just “gone outside for a walk may be some time”

After their vote on the SSM amendments in the senate, I hope the Libs enjoyed the misty eyed and misguided moment in the sun and that they enjoy their time in opposition. To paraphrase from a moment in history "you may be some time" The Liberals under Turnbull remind me of that scenario, that snippet of history from 1912: "..The following night, according to Scott's diary entry, in the early morning of 16 March 1912, Oates said to his colleagues: "I am just going outside and may be some time." Then, without going through the painful exertion of putting on his boots, he stepped outside into a raging blizzard and temperatures of -40.0 °C (-40 °F) to face certain death. Oates' self-sacrifice did not save his colleagues from a similar fate. Scott, Wilson and Bowers died nine days later, eleven miles short of their next pre-laid food depot that could have saved their lives.." In a nut shell, that's the Liberals under Turnbull except they're all "..just going for a walk outside (together) and may be some time.."
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Labor’s Ladder Of Opportunity

Labor’s Ladder Of Opportunity

I couldn't let this Australian/Kudelka cartoon pass without comment. Not so much your $180 million NDIS wheelchair ramp but more your Labor ladder of opportunity. Designed to discourage and discombobulate.
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Labour Isn’t Working — Rhetorical Notes, Giles Auty — The Spectator

SSM and the phony case for equality, equality that already existed, was always just another product to be slickly and deceptively packaged, marketed and pitched and bore no relation to what was in concealed under the wrapping. As Mark Twain observed. '..Its easier to fool people than convince them they've been fooled..' or as 19th century impresario (PT) Phineas Taylor Barnum once brutally quipped '..there’s a sucker born every minute..' Giles Auty in his recent Spectator column writes: '..Thus it is my own view that the campaign for ‘marriage equality’ is simply part of post-modernism’s well known and openly avowed aim to destroy traditional Western civilisation by eroding it from within..'
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Is Nothing Sacred — Tony Letford, The Spectator

If Aboriginal sacred sites are ‘important to all Australians’ then why is it that the sacred religious beliefs and practices developed in Christianity over the past 2,000 years are not afforded the same respect? The recent debate about the sanctity of the confession as an essential element in Catholic religious belief is another example of where we see a double standard operating. On the one hand we see a deeply held belief in the inviolate right of the priest not to reveal information he is offered in the confession box coming under increasing attack while on the other, we see an increasing willingness of government officials to allow Aboriginal community groups to claim rights to control access to public areas on secret religious grounds.
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See if this sounds familiar — Charles Moore — Spectator

See if this sounds familiar particularly the bit about '..the refusal to use Germany’s plentiful coal to give the country cheap energy is controversial..' How have we arrived at a place where using coal is regarded as controversial? Again, more people sipping the Climate Kool Aid. It’s a disease of plague proportions. It’s universal
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My Arrival At A Wretched Realisation — Paige Taylor, The Weekend Australian

'..It seemed to contradict what I thought I knew about asylum-seekers and their motives. I ­realised there was a misunderstanding in some individuals’ minds about what Australia’s ­humanitarian intake was for. Some viewed it as a service they had purchased. Being called “clients” by guards and immigration officials reinforced this. I was shocked when a camp doctor told me “Persian prin­cesses” in the camps were asking for breast enhancements and their husbands requested cosmetic dentistry. Sitting on the beach at Flying Fish Cove, the doctor told me his theory that in Iran people-smuggling agents were selling the lie that the Australian government would happily provide these things as soon as they stepped off the boat..'
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History repeats – Malcolm Bligh Turnbull and Governor William Bligh

History repeats – Malcolm Bligh Turnbull and Governor William Bligh

Malcolm Bligh Turnbull should make a quick study and familiarise himself with the overthrow of his NSW Governor name sake on January 26, 1808. With the stalling for time by delaying the resumption of parliament for a week for no other reason than to avoid scrutiny, humiliation, embarrassment and to minimise the prospect of a bank royal commission, a party room coup or both, our “gone rogue”, scaredy cat Prime Minister, Malcolm Bligh Turnbull will be seen to be just like his namesake, NSW Governor William Bligh, hiding under his bed at the time of the Rum Rebellion. On that occasion, Bligh was ratted out from his hidey hole by the troopers. Eventually Turnbull will also be ratted under his bed by either the party room or the voters and the sooner the better.
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The Australian “Safe Schools” Program and La Trobe University

The Australian “Safe Schools” Program and La Trobe University

Professor Gary Dowsett —- “..The current paedophilia debate then is crucial to the political processes of the gay movement: paedophiles need our support, and we need to construct the child/adult sex issue on our terms...” Safe Schools Coalition has manipulated language to give ‘safe’ a whole new meaning. It’s a clever marketing strategy devised by activist Kevin Jennings in Massachusetts in the 1990s: tapping into values that everyone has in common, a desire for ‘safety’ is universal, and particularly when it comes to children.”
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