road to fiscal disaster … through welfare

The main reason the supporters of Labor/Green hate Abbott and the Coalition parties so much, is obvious. They don’t want the tap turned down, even a little bit: Welfare addiction keeps Australia from reforming its finances.

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on media abuse … and barbarians

Bullying and abuse is now an epidemic amongst the ‘hate media’. Using the late Malcolm Fraser as an excuse to pile on. Of course, this is no more than self-projection of those writers of drivel:

[…] using Fraser’s death as an excuse to heap the wildest and most childish abuse on today’s Liberals:

Whatever you thought of his politics and his seminal role in the vice regal dismissal of the Whitlam Labor government almost 40 years ago, John Malcolm Fraser was, above all else, a genuine liberal in the best sense of the word. Thus he goes to his grave appalled, surely, by the oafs, boofheads and lesser ninnies that not only control the Liberal Party and conservative politics in this country these days, but take their disgrace to the summit of running Australia too.

Author? It’sMarkKenny again.


The media Left is vying to be the most abusive to Tony Abbott. The ABC, meant by law to be balanced, yesterday stepped up its own abuse in its increasingly frenzied attempts to destroy Tony Abbott. Host Jon Faine treated Abbott with a disgraceful disrespect, including abuse, false claims and some verballing: […]

I wont bore you with the rest of the boorish verballing and false claims, they are not worth the minute it takes to copy and paste.

At least someone has noticed the “blank sheet of opposition leader Bill Shorten”.

Troy Bramston:

BILL Shorten’s critics inside the Labor Party are growing. You don’t have to go far to find detractors in the party organisation, the unions or among the membership, including Labor elders, or to hear complaints about policy, strategy, communications or the slow pace of party reform. Even some of Shorten’s biggest supporters concede they are disappointed.

Unfortunately it’s behind a paywall at The Australian. They omit what’s obvious. They’re laughing even in London.

Shockingly, the left are headed toward becoming barbarians, or is it too late?:

“Off with his head”? Why are Abbott haters such barbarians?

iRewind Talk: The New Barbarians (1982)

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I will say it again – the far Left sounds increasingly like the far Islamist Right. Barbarians both:

A group of musicians are using art as protest and controversially calling for the beheading of Tony Abbott.

Musicians have used song as a means of protest to the Abbott Government’s ‘bleak and sterile environment’, donating their time to compose Down the Abbott Hole.

Nothing like beheading politicians you don’t like to fix a “bleak and sterile environment”[…]

Read it all, if you have the stomach.

Update. Speaking of barbarians:


Tim Blair Saturday, March 21, 2015 (4:32am)

Former News Corp bludger Will Colvin has written a helpful warning for any potential future employers. Very considerate of him. Following his unhappy experience at News, Will has moved on to more challenging assignments – such as interviewing his dad, veteran ABC tax drain Mark Colvin. Most of the interview seems to be about Will.

UPDATE. A commenter here notes that Will Colvin now has a “comfy job” providing voiceovers for the ABC’s leftoid-loaded Media Watch. Your taxes at work, people.


Much more on this second-gen deadbeat at Quadrant.

Update. Sacked:

Tweet off: Media Watch drops young Colvin

That’s funny, they all think he was right at Media Watch, they should sack the lot. Oh, that’s right, it’s ‘their’ ABC.

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the Goebbel’s conspiracy …

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the media can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the media to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of political parties of the left.”

Take their ABC. No one is in the slightest doubt that the ABC will never willingly say anything that damages Labor, and will say anything it can get away with to damage the Coalition. This is universally known and is only denied pro forma by the ABC itself. The ABC is the propaganda unit of the Labor Party. It does everything it can to protect the Labor party from its own incompetence. And the ABC is far from the full extent of the problem. No one who reads a paper with care is unaware of the political biases of each of the writers. In some places you get balance and in others you get such imbalance that you no longer even bother.

For those that haven’t seen the furor from the hypo-critics at the ‘Media’ and political ‘left’, their own oft-used hyperbole went unremarked by the media. Proves the point where the ABC and Fairfax are the media arm of the Greens and Labor.

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a media mole in the ranks … from a low molehill

[…] Can’t you just imagine how much better Media Watch would be if stories like this were, you know, debated on air, rather than verdicts on their correctness or otherwise being handed down from a rather low molehill its occupants mistake for Olympus?

The encouraging thing is that, somewhere in the bowels of the ABC, there is a a mole who thinks the national broadcaster needs a dose of salts.
– roger
Over to you Malcolm Turnbull, minister responsible for the national broadcaster.
Paging Malcolm Turnbull? Malcolm, are you there? Apparently not. Perhaps you’re just a bit busy with some vitally important personal agenda…

Media Watch, the ABC’s extreme expensive media show, the highest costing 15 minutes on television: ALL HIS DUX IN A ROW

Tim Blair Thursday, March 19, 2015

Media Watch receives a dose of its own medicine. With the difference that this is far more impressively researched.

In a long and very funny piece, Media Watch out themselves as the radicals they are. Hehehe …

[…] Flint Duxfield assures me he is not a member of the Greens.  The party cannot find any record of him having ever been a member.

Tim Latham, Executive Producer ABC Media Watch

In any other organixation, other than ABC, Latham and Duxfield would be marched out the door by their long, long, noses.

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the left, driving us off the cliff …

The evidence is becoming overwhelming. The Labor/Green/Palmer alliance is not acting in Australia’s best interest. We are now heading down the failed Venezuela/Greece path:     More evidence of a feral Senate driving us over the cliff

The media arm of the Left are enabling the fall by attacking the wrong target.

The Intergenerational Report showed that we’re headed for astonishing – and very dangerous – deficits unless changes are made. We really are on the road to Greece, thanks to the feral Senate’s blocking of Abbott Government reforms:




Now I hear some on the Left – the ABC’s Barrie Cassidy and Jon Faine, for instance – start to attack Abbott for not going in harder on savings cuts, when they were among the many commentators who savaged him for trying in the first place.

We are in a very sick place, where Abbott-hatred is driving us over the cliff.

Paul Kelly on the latest economic vandalism of the Senate, the rejection of higher education reforms demanded by 40 of Australia’s 41 vice-chancellors: […]

Read it all here.

There is a fix, and one of my fiscal ‘heroes’ is in Australia, Professor Art Laffer to explain the problem and the solution: Art Laffer in Australia

At the end of Art Laffer’s presentation at the IPA tonight, John Roskam said there may never have been a presentation as good as the one we had just heard. And if I have misquoted John, let me apologise but whatever it was that John did say, I have never heard a presentation as good as the one I heard tonight. Lunching with Dick Chaney and Don Rumsfeld must have been the most fun group anyone has ever been part of. What a bunch they must have been [and for evidence, see the video above]!

Naturally, I think all of this because Professor Laffer said only things I could agree with instantly. And he said one thing in particular that I could not have agreed with more, and if you see what he is saying, you have to appreciate just how badly our economies have been managed. And what he said was this: “The Great Recession was caused by the stimulus package.” Imagine, my friends, what that means, not just about economic policy, but about economic theory, if that is true.

He then gave his fivesix-point plan, not just for economic recovery but for maintaining strong rates of growth ever after:

  • introduce a low-rate broad-based flat tax
  • bring in genuine spending restraint
  • base monetary policy on a sound-money imperative
  • ensure free trade is the basis for international trade
  • keep regulation of industry to an absolute minimum
  • leave the market to itself to solve the problems businesses find themselves in.

And then at the end of the evening, there was one question that stood out only because it is has an answer that is still not easy for everyone to understand in our days of low grade macroeconomic knowledge: “Why”, he was asked, “didn’t the stimulus work?” His answer: “if you want production, you must reward production.” Seems clear enough to me, although, I fear, not to those who do not see the point.

And let me also thank the ACCI for having had the good sense to bring Arthur Laffer to Australia.

Update, Abbott Derangement Syndrome, again:

ABC host makes mistake of believing ABC host’s anti-Abbott spin

Very funny.

First ABC 7.30’s Sabra Lane verbals the Prime Minister (as do many other journalists, as per usual): […]

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battling the cold …

Conditions are very cold already in Antarctic waters (-8C) as the Australian resupply ship battles ice and heavy seas as the Aurora Australis begins the return trip to Tasmania.

You can follow the voyage at the link above. Several Argo buoys were positioned in the Southern Ocean during this voyage.

Webcam image looking from the bow of the Aurora Australis at 67° south – heading east-northeast, as at 3:00 pm ship local time (7:00 pm AEST)
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project Savannah …

Rapid progress toward implementing a Savannah enrichment program on indigenous outstations is keeping me away from the computer for long periods. A good thing, I think. Producing thousands tens of thousands of trees, helpful to indigenous incomes and culture, is just the first stage. nursery 026

The images show the temporary nursery benches we use, which I designed to be able to remove shade as they grow, rather than the labour intensive method of moving seedlings when they need sun-hardening. This method is better than my original trampoline recycling, though that is still useful.

Mulga, Acacia aneura

Mulga, Acacia aneura

Trees that we grow include the Gubinge, Terminalia ferdinandiana, the highest VitaminC producing species that is in demand for food processing companies. The only current supply is wild harvest, so this is a major alternative. It’s also been found useful in Alzheimer research.

Terminalia ferdinandiana, Gubinge

Terminalia ferdinandiana, Gubinge

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not ‘just’ a policy disaster …

Renewable energy is proving a disaster in every way, policy, environment, and social. Expensive power that pensioners cannot afford, power that cannot make steel or any other metals such as titanium and aluninium, and power that condemns wildlife to death. The Daily Mail reports: “Rush for renewable energy has been ‘most expensive policy disaster in modern British history”

CAWRxBoXIAAwoS2 Green targets ‘cost £214 a year’ | Daily Mail Online

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media’s hypocritical double standards … and Derangement Syndrome

The Australian media left are increasingly out of touch, hypocritical, full of double standards and shouting out lots of fake outrage.


On it goes:

Abbott’s comments on drinking were very few and hardly offensive.

Mr Abbott …  describes St Patrick’s Day as the one day when “it’s good to be green”.

He proclaims Ireland’s most famous day “a great day for the Irish, and the English, the Vietnamese, the Cambodians and everyone who cares to come to a party”.

Mr Abbott signs off his message with an apology that “I can’t be there to share a Guinness or two or maybe even three”.

Wow, the manufactured outrage, beaten up by Fairfax (and not just by those journalists):


But now check out what the media allowed Julia Gillard to say about Irish boozing without a word of this fake media outrage:

I’m sure it’s a good thing, a very good thing, that you all have the weekend to recover from this lunch…

And I do want to say this too. That hasn’t changed either. Patrick O’Farrell reminds us of the United Irishman Joseph Holt – a true political prisoner – sent here after 1798 and who found himself farming near Sydney, and he said in 1803: ‘My usual time to commence to sow crops was the first Monday after St Patrick’s Day. it requiring a few days to get the men sober.’

Or how about this, from then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in 2009: […]

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an environmental catastrophe … decarbonization

Well, that’s what the ‘Green Blob’ says about frakking, while ignoring the devastation of poor quality turbines and solar panels, and especially, the terrible mess that processing the metals needed for alternative energy.

The footprint that turns them nasty: IGas Energy drilled a shale gas exploration well at Barton Moss, near Manchester, in 2013.

IGas Energy drilled a shale gas exploration well at Barton Moss, near Manchester, in 2013.

Oh no, that’s not allowed, you can’t invest in oil and gas, says the UN.

“The UN are backing divestment from fossil fuels … can it get any bigger than that?! wink emoticon”

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<p>“We have lent our own moral authority as the UN to those groups or organisations who are divesting. We are saying ‘we support your aims and ambitions because they are fairly and squarely our ambition’, which is to get a good deal in Paris.” </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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Big news! The UNFCCC — the UN body in charge of global climate change negotiations — has just thrown its support behind our Fossil Free divestment campaign.

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  • Gary Waayers The really big news is if big state/government institutional investors divest. They are now trying to call it decarbonizing their portfolio.
  • Meigan Waayers Wow!! Government agencies come up with some great language! I love that!! It is awesome that the UN is backing the campaign tho hey

    Building a global climate movement.


  •  Time to divest the UN from flying, high class hotels and restaurants, heating and cooling. It’s called “decarbonizing”. It’s working in Syria: Climate Progress In Syria without help from the UN.

Time I invested in Chevron, Woodside and Buru Energy.

Update,  another Green blob: link.

Future Home Loans shifted $15 million from the big four banks int three months, to lenders that do not support the expansion of major fossil fuels projects.
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