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10,000 Ways That Will Not Work

“I have not failed 10,000 times. I have successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.”

Thomas Edison

The above words attributed to the great inventor Thomas Edison are very applicable to conservative Australia in November 2017.  Although we haven’t tried 10,000 ways that ‘will not work’ with making our weight felt in political and social life, more like a handful of ways at present. However, it’s enough to point very clearly to what definitely won’t win the immense battles we have ahead of us.

This month we saw the culmination of a decade long war waged by the regressive left’s global movement within Australia.

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Soviet ghettos are back in style in Greens Loony Land

The Queensland Greens have announced what they euphemistically call a ‘Housing Policy’, called ‘A home for all’. This will cost (by Greens fuzzy maths) $60 billion, yes, billion with a B, and produce 200,000 ‘dwellings’. The numbers are rosy and utopia will arrive, although they forgot to tell everyone that they’ll be better looking, but I’m sure that will be coming in the ‘cosmetic surgery improvement’ policy they’ll be announcing soon.

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Art imitates life, Borg vs McEnroe

They’ve made a movie about one of the greatest tennis rivalries of all time! The cool as a cucumber Borg and the tempestuous McEnroe. I remember their matches well and loved watching McEnroe be a total idiot and embarrass himself all the time, while Borg never seemed flustered by anything.

Looks like they’ve found the perfect actor to play McEnroe with Shia LaBeoufhead. His real life non-stop temper tantrum since Trump won the presidency is perfect preparation for the role. You can look at one example here.   

Getup! Associations, The Queensland Election and The Sorry State of Australian TV!

New podcast with Justin Campbell where we discuss GetUp! not being associated with anyone, and The Queensland Election Campaign and the missing discussion issue. We also discuss the standard of TV in Australia at the moment!

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True Signs of Desperation

When you start relying on leaders from 25 years ago, you are truly desperate.

Nothing says desperation more than calling on the Hon. Bob Hawke to do your selling and evoking the memory of a labour dispute from more than a century ago. Alas, this is what the modern Labor party has come to in order to try and win some bush seats at the next election.

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The Hammer of the Law – The libertarian case for marriage

On 27 November 2007, the legal hammer fell on Massachusetts’ resident David Parker as he lost his court battle to determine what moral teaching his child would receive at school. It was the culmination of a legal case that began in April 2006 after Parker discovered (in early 2005), that the school was teaching his son about homosexual relationships and transgenderism.

In one of the most lawless legal rulings you’ll ever read, Parker and by extension every parent in Massachusetts, was plunged into the Orwellian nightmare that comes when gay marriage has the backing of legal force from the state. After running around looking for any possible justification for his views, Judge Mark Wolf ruled that:

  1. Now that gay marriage is legal the state had a duty to normalise homosexual relationships.
  2. The school could use teaching materials and methods to that end.
  3. The school had no obligation to notify parents when this was happening.
  4. You cannot ‘opt-out’ your children from such teachings.

In dismissing Parker’s rights, the Judge actually asserted (wrongly) the states’ rights.

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Energy Policy – The meat grinder of the poor

The outstanding success of the South Australian government of giving their people the highest power prices in the world is going to be replicated around the country.

Even as the whole nation is looking on in amazement as Jay Weatherill continues to display his incompetence and make his government a global laughing stock, other state governments are looking at imitating his policies. This is a bit like watching your friend walk down an alley, getting mugged and saying, ‘this looks fine’ and wandering down after them.

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The sickness in the heart of the Victorian government

The Victorian government is at it again. Following on from its atrocious Safe Schools program, which seems to do everything but make schools safe (you can read about it here), it has overstepped its role and usurped parental authority in another way.

As reported in The Weekend Australian today, Daniel Andrews and his gang have introduced a program that will allow student to circumvent parental permission and access medical treatment, including the pill, without their parents or guardians knowing about it. This will allow a girl as young as 11 to obtain a prescription for contraceptives from school and the parents will be none the wiser. Also, the guidelines suggest that teachers will have the authority to overrule parents who have objected to their child seeing a doctor during school time. 

Let that sink in for a moment. 

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The World’s Leading Hypocrites – The BBC

Last week the BBC revealed the salary rates for employees earning over £150k per year. The furore has been immense with three distinct themes being clear. There is an enormous pay gap between the two genders (that’s male and female if you were unsure), between race and between class. The BBC is one of the world leaders in lecturing others about equality, racism and classism and to no one’s surprise, they are the world leaders in the very things on which they presume to chide others. Continue reading

The day Cory came to town

Senator Cory Bernardi came to Queensland last week to hold a series of meetings and interviews. I attended the Brisbane meeting on the 18th which was attended by 450+ people. Bernardi’s speech outlined the themes common to his vision and discussed in his book, ‘The Conservative Revolution’.  The fundamental beliefs would be naturally understood by most Australians as common sense and are the underlying principles of liberal western democracy; people’s personal faith, the importance of family, a government that lives within its means and free enterprise.

The speech was well received with notable applause when he spoke about the abundance of green, red and blue tape holding business back and unnecessary duplication through government levels.

The crowd was a diverse mix of ages with the many young people in attendance challenging the consistently pushed media line that Labor and The Greens own the minds of the young. Continue reading

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