BlogRandom Notes - Idle Thoughts
We’ve seen how government initiatives unravel with the Rob Sitch, Utopia inspired Return and Earn recycling scheme in NSW. Or the NBN. Why do you think that governments are capable of tackling obesity? I don’t think anything reveals or reflect the sclerotic, flabby or lazy thinking of the likes of the Obesity Policy Coalition so much as the resort to the predictable default position, of all QANGO’S, NGO’s and society’s busy bodies, as the tax option. It will do absolutely nothing to solve the problem of obesity unless its draconian, across the board on ALL processed food and soft drink comparable to the tax on cigarettes.
It is becoming more and more apparent with each passing day that Turnbull is terminal and that the Libs are simply whistling past the cemetery, trying to forestall the inevitable.
Like most people taking an interest in the Bennelong by election I’ve been watching how Kristina Keneally handles the parry and thrust and the heat of the kitchen without Eddie, Joe and Ian there to prop her up and lean on party rogues and recalcitrants. I still can’t...
They blow up decommissioned power stations with the same mad eyed, frothing and insane orgasmic enthusiasm and alacrity as that of the ululating Taliban blowing up the Bamiyan Buddhas which again is not dissimilar to the way our insane cultural relativist political class had a collective orgasm with much ululating, hugging and kissing on the floor of parliament when they blew up traditional marriage along with freedom of speech and religious protections only a week ago. And again, they are so proud of their insane deeds. This is what we’re dealing with. What a low rent class of people. Sam Dastyari was an amateur at selling us out. In fact a Chinese hegemon is looking good by comparison to our gaggle of smug and condescending but in reality totally incompetent, insecure and uncertain milquetoast pantie waists..
Interesting to watch as China attempts to frame and pitch itself as the victim in all of this. Like, how dare we try and thwart their attempts to undermine Australia and get us to bend to their will.
Other nations will surely follow suit, as even the most timid among them may eventually move their embassies to Jerusalem. Donald Trump paved the way. He is only the third president to offer such a magnanimous gesture to Israel. Harry Truman did in 1948 when the U.S. became the first nation to recognize the new State of Israel. Richard Nixon saved Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War with an unprecedented massive military airlift. Both presidents suffered the opposition of allies and friends alike. Both were there for Israel when it mattered most.
The Truth About Jerusalem
Australian teenagers are more socially aware than ever, are passionate about human rights, ethical shopping and protecting the environment, but almost two-thirds lack the basic knowledge required to become informed and active citizens in our democracy. Civics and citizenship has been a highly politicised part of the curriculum in recent years, amid complaints that it harbours an “anti-Western bias”, content is vague and repetitive, and students emerge lacking substantial knowledge of government and politics.
So with absolutely no stellar achievements in politics, business, or the public service, no particular skill set, dedication or effort, she is appointed Premier, considered as an ambassadorial appointment, tapped for Bennelong and appointed to the senate if Project Bennelong hits the wall. All without having to lift so much as a finger.