In case there wasn’t already enough of a disconnect between the political class and regular people, George Brandis put forward this ludicrous proposition the other day:
Dual citizen politicians who “honestly swear” they didn’t know they held foreign citizenship should not be ruled ineligible to sit in Parliament, Attorney-General George Brandis has told the High Court.
In a submission concerning the fate of MPs currently under a citizenship cloud, Senator Brandis said his construction of the law suggested politicians should be taken at their word [TMR: (!!!)] unless there was evidence to the contrary.
Continue reading “Brandis Has Truly Lost the Plot”
If I told you that a 51 year old man placed internet advertisements, offering to pay a teenage girl to have sex with him – only to be caught by a police sting and convicted by a court – what would you assume his jail time would be?
Continue reading “Try to Guess the Penalty…”
Is it just me, or do you get the feeling that we’re being followed by the LGTBI lobby and its brigade of extreme activists?
Continue reading “Editorial – The LGTBI Waffen Never Sleeps”
A few years ago, my lovely partner and I saw a mother duck and her young ducklings surrounded by a murder of crows on someone’s front lawn. As you can imagine:
- the crows were intent on helping themselves to a snack or two; and
- the poor mother was looking pretty stressed and had her work cut out to protect her young.
The mother’s problem was that the local river was about 300 metres away down the road and shepherding her flightless young chicks that far back to the water (ducks and water go great – crows and water not so) was impossible without losing some or all of them.
So the good Mrs and I decided to intervene by shooing the crows away and guiding the ducks back to the river. Suffice to say, we felt pretty pleased with ourselves as we watched the young family take to the water. As we walked back up the road, the crows (now on the roof of the house) made it very clear what they thought too!
We then went to the local Chinese restaurant to celebrate the rightful future of ducks.
In the spirit of saving young ducklings, Andrew Bolt (via Rita Panahi) has shared this beautiful video – it’ll make your heart warm:
It’s official: every cyclone or hurricane these days is the worst, strongest, most powerful [insert hyperbolic untruth of your choice] EVER!
Hurricane Irma has been no different.
Continue reading “Yet Another ‘Worst Ever’ Hurricane”
Reader Jason has noticed that the All of Us unit guide appears to have changed:
It seems they have changed the exercise on Page 20. Possibly others. Is it possible to put it up here to compare the differences?
The short answer is: YES! Yes it is!!!
(Hold for applause).
Continue reading “Safe Schools ‘All of Us’ Unit Guide Amended”
In The Australian yesterday came this story of Malcolm Turnbull giving Einstein (or whoever really came up with his insanity quote) the middle digit:
Power firms told to cut prices
The nation’s electricity industry chiefs will be hauled in by Malcolm Turnbull for the second time in three weeks following an audit that rcevealed more than a million households are still paying the highest price rates imposed by energy retailers.
Continue reading “Turnbull’s Energy Economics”
If you’re not a regular visitor to Catallaxy Files (you ought to be), then you may not be familiar with this graph – which clearly shows what happens when governments diddle around in energy markets and increase subsidies to wind and solar energy in the name of ‘climate action’:
Continue reading “‘Progressive’ Policies Have Regressed Us Back to the 1950s”
If I presented the following conversation to you, who would you say is the crazy one?
- Person A (to person B) – I’ve been starving my people for years and committing various other human rights atrocities so that I could develop some nukes – and now I’m ready to launch them at you for no particular reason!
- Person B (to person A) – I’d reconsider if I were you. Launch anything at me and I’ll unleash the kind of fire and fury that’ll blow both your mind and you away!
Continue reading “The Swamp Runs Deep”
Bill Shorten appears committed to destroying Australia’s middle and aspirational classes. His latest ill-conceived attack on discretionary trusts makes this abundantly clear.
Continue reading “Shorten Attacks Business Class”