How’s That Russia Collusion Thingy Going?

Remember how Trump apparently colluded with the ‘Russians’ to rig the 2016 US Presidential election – and how he is being ‘investigated’ for this apparent crime?

It’s ok, I almost forgot too.

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Glorious Renewables

Yet another ‘renewable’ energy project.

Yet again, it’s one of those laughable wave energy farms.

Yet again, we have a government itching to stuff the ”project’ full of subsidies.

Yet again, there’s a highly dubious tender process behind it.

And yet again, the whole thing is falling over in a pathetic heap:

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Who’s the Dummy?

Getting TMR out of his New Year’s slumber (of all things) was this fantastic example of idiocy found by reader PP:

A dog owner whose pooch has separation anxiety has introduced a dummy to keep the little canine happy.

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Guest Post – Viv Forbes – Breeding Green Elephants

Canberra breeds many white elephants, but now they are breeding a gigantic new breed of pachyderm in Australia’s Snowy Mountains – a Green Elephant. Grandly named “Snowy 2.0 Hydro-Electric”, it has the compulsory green skin, but it is just another big white elephant under a thick layer of green paint.

Snowy 2.0 plans a hugely expensive complex of dams, tunnels, pumps, pipes, generators, roads and powerlines. Water will be pumped up-hill using grid power in times of low demand, and then released when needed to recover some of that energy. To call it “hydro-electric” is a fraud – it will not store one extra litre of water and will be a net consumer of electric power. It is a giant electric storage battery to be recharged using grid power.

This is just the next episode in an expensive and impossible green dream to run Australian cities and industries, plus a growing electric vehicle fleet, on intermittent wind and solar energy and without coal, gas, oil or nuclear fuels.

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Whose Money is it?

Are you enjoying your hamster-wheel yet? Would you like another carrot cube?

(TMR)

If we didn’t allow our federal government, its agencies and quangos to become so big in the first place, we would not be debating the need for a federal ‘integrity’ commission. We also wouldn’t be funding a museum to house Julie Bishop’s stinky used shoes (yes, really).

Unfortunately, our federal government is the biggest game in town and it’s been acquiring extra influence and power for some time.

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Malcolm Turnbull’s Prime Ministerial Obituary

‘If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined’

(Pyrrhus of Epirus)

One of the first posts ever written on TMR was Tony Abbott’s Prime Ministerial Obituary.

Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t need a similarly written obituary: he’s done a perfectly good job of writing his own.

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Why Isn’t Perth a Ghost Town Yet?

As parts of Australia’s east coast experience record low temperatures and Perth continues to experience healthy amounts of rainfall, I can’t help but remember the time in 2004 when Tim Flannery said that there was a ‘fair chance’ that Perth would become the 21st century’s first ghost metropolis – based on what appeared to be a two month, self-selected crash course in reading some stuff he found… and the subsequent soiling of his pants:

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Swatting Leftists in 6 Easy Steps: Part 3 – Set the Table

TMR’s special on swatting leftists continues with Part Three: Set the Table.

(Go here for Part One: Read and Prepare and Part Two: Get Comfortable).

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The 2018-19 Federal Budget: the Ghosts of Budgets Past

If all you did was listen to Treasurer Scott Morrison on budget night and the half-baked media commentary that followed, you could be forgiven for thinking that Australia has practically paid off its debt, the good times are already rolling and that the only ‘losers’ are going to be a few drug dealers and tradies dealing in cash:

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