Category: Uninformed Comment

Election 2022: Albanese ahead on cost of living, but voters back Morrison on economy

The Resolve Political Monitor shows Anthony Albanese is ahead of Scott Morrison with voters on keeping the cost of living low.

These myths are so ingrained it’s unbelievable. Yet the MSM continue to reinforce them despite the facts. The most progessive Governments this country has seen were the Whitlam’s and Hawke’s ALP. Yet. Peter Costello’s and Murdoch’s media mainstreams still turns on the mythical and fake love affair advertising the economic management skills of the LNP. The LNP has taken us to wars that made us no money. They have taxed us more than the ALP ever have and lead us to the greatest state of chaos we have ever experienced since the Great Depression. Wake up Australia, the LNP has seen us slide on every economic and social metric since 2013 when we were No 1 in the world. That’s a fact, no matter the propaganda or what you think.

Anthony Albanese has increased his lead against Scott Morrison on keeping the cost of living low but Labor is still behind on other major election issues.

Source: Election 2022: Albanese ahead on cost of living, but voters back Morrison on economy

Why Democrats Will Retain Control of the House and Senate next Year | The Smirking Chimp

The Mid Terms will be all about who will be convinced to come out and vote in defiance of all the voter suppression the Republicans are throwing at America

It’s a good day to contemplate whether Joe Biden has a prayer of keeping a Democratic House and Senate next year. Call me a hopeless optimist, but I think he does.

Source: Why Democrats Will Retain Control of the House and Senate next Year | The Smirking Chimp

Hippies for censorship – spiked

Hippies for censorship

Brendan O’neil is little more than a Conservative, camp follower desperate for crumbs and attention spinning his misinformed message. He’s little more than a UK Andrew Bolt or a writer for the Spectator praising Spotify and singing” all’s well with the world” in this free market paradise of ideas. You will find you can find O’neil as a guest on all Murdoch’s globally corporate Goebellian propaganda media.

Hippies are the most disappointing subculture, aren’t they? They always let you down. They cut their hair, become therapists or corporate sustainability advisers, and before you know it these people who wanged on about Woodstock for 50 years are being paid a fortune by The Man to badger me and you. Just look at Neil Young. The one-time cocaine-stained hero of LA’s alternative scene, singer of angry songs about Vietnam and the Kent State massacre, participant with Crosby, Stills and Nash in the Freedom of Speech Tour of 2006, is now basically pleading with a huge corporation to silence people he doesn’t like. From protest singer to agitator for capitalist censorship? What a fall.

Source: Hippies for censorship – spiked

Who am I talking to? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

How is it that Dr. Wilson sounds as if she stands shoulder to shoulder with Andrew Bolt when I’m sure she doesn’t intend to? Bolt likened Greta Thurnberg to an irresponsible misguided mentally ill child. A victim of dark forces, a troll on the global landscape who gained attention and recognition for what she “isnt” and adult. In fact, she gave rise to children around the world “not knowing their place and rebelling”.

“Free Speech” let loose by technology doesn’t need policing it certainly has changed the landscape and open it up. Smashing through the once traditional cultural barriers that are there “ageism”, “gender” “Race” and “Class” are just some examples. Trolling however, is a petty issue compared to the potential benefits Twitter and Social media offer. Algorithms for profit are far more dangerous as is government control of the space. They are changing the system. The excuse that Trolls have taken over and that the space needs policing is a Duttonism. Do you cut down a forest for a tree? If the algorithms didn’t link and herd the like-minded for the purposes of profit maybe Jan 6th wouldn’t have occurred. The sideeffect of these algorithims is to put like minded peole together.

Of course “we” need to learn to cope, and learn that new process with our children but not necessarily in traditonal ways. I certainly believe our children are happier than when learning lifes coping skills in isolation because of the cultural barriers that still exist between them and their parents. How great it is for a kid to feel they are being treated as an adult an independant being rather than being told they are just a kid. They might be treated for who they are and not just a stereotype. Sure mistakes are made but can we learn anything without them? We didn’t cancel the Industrial Revolution because extended families declined and social dysfunction increased with urbanisation.

There’s a danger of throwing the baby out with the bathwater in policing the Internet, social media, and other platforms as the LNP would now like to do. They have lost the power of messaging they had with our MSM. Their grip on the message has been weakened and it bothers them. The equality of voice and communication has improved age, gender, race, class differences lessened if the algorithms didn’t simply rearrange the playing field by a design for accelerating profit.

Hopefully there’s a responsible adult somewhere in the teenager’s life who can protect and guide them through this experience. And perhaps some adults need to think a bit more deeply about risking a teenager’s well being for the sake of their notions of liberty.

Source: Who am I talking to? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Liberal or Labor, News Corp will back the winning team

This reads as a very uninformed puff piece on News Corp and Sky’s strategy as ” influencers and churnalists”, they are more than just wannabe lap dogs, much more and worse. As far back as Gough Whitlam Murdoch realized his business model was reliant on where the money came from and that was not from Labor. His investment money spent between elections was seen as a necessary expense to insure and modernise where the advertising dollars flowed every three or four years depending on the country. Yes, elections here have always been his tri-annual influencer’s payout for media and he has always wanted  the bulk of what was spent. Labor had X5-10 times less money spent on political promotion than the LNP, who had the direct backing of donors, the IPA, and the likes of Clive, Hanson and other sattelite right-wingers. So Murdoch isn’t about to even seem to change horses to attract a lesser payout. His business model is American and it dictates he won’t change too randomly. When Abbott was losing in Warringah News Corp was tossing the Teleraph over fences gratis.

Thus, it’s not hard to imagine that if the polls stay trending thusly or if new scandals emerge around Morrison’s remaining frontbench, that a few more generous pieces about Albanese will start to get published. Perhaps some editorials will explain how Labor had learned the lessons of the disastrous Rudd/Gillard/Shorten years and that they’ve abandoned their nutty leftism and are finally behaving like economically-responsible grown-ups. Whatever threadbare excuse they use to justify switching their support, it’ll be a placeholder for “because they’re going to win and we want to make them think we were responsible for that”. And when that happens, it’ll be all over bar the belligerent Morrisonian shouting — not because News anoints our leader, but because the team at News are masters of jumping on the winning horse and pretending to have been riding it all along.

Source: Liberal or Labor, News Corp will back the winning team

With New Omicron Variant Looming, Republicans Are Now Bribing People to Avoid Vaccination | The Smirking Chimp

That this is a deliberate strategy and not just idiocy was confirmed yet again over the weekend through the actions of Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina, who gave two separate interviews — one on Fox News and one on CNN — where she offered extremely different claims about the vaccine. For her Fox New audience, Mace claimed “natural immunity gives you 27 times more protection against future COVID than a vaccination.” On CNN, while trying to hoodwink the Jonathan Chaits of the world into thinking Republicans aren’t that bad, she claimed she wanted people to get vaccinated.

Source: With New Omicron Variant Looming, Republicans Are Now Bribing People to Avoid Vaccination | The Smirking Chimp

Key moments from part one of Tucker’s pro-insurrection propaganda reel, “Patriot Purge” | Media Matters for America

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Carlson uses a deranged montage to imply the Biden administration wants to put Trump supporters in Guantanamo Bay

“Stop the Steal” organizer Ali Alexander fraudulently absolves himself of guilt

Carlson’s guests push conspiracy theories that January 6 was a set-up executed by antifa or other “troublemakers”

 

Source: Key moments from part one of Tucker’s pro-insurrection propaganda reel, “Patriot Purge” | Media Matters for America

A letter to the editor from Morrie Moneyweather – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Oi. Michael Taylor, I know I haven’t written for a couple of years Mr Taylor and I wouldn’t have except many of your writers have gone to far and I mean the crome domed one who writes all that filth about a government that we should be all thanking God for. He is so popular that his name escapes me. Thank the Lord. John Lord thats hin. I mean there is just no limit to how far he will stoop, no gutter to low to slide into, no sewer to murky for him to loosen himself in

Source: A letter to the editor from Morrie Moneyweather – » The Australian Independent Media Network

View From The Hill: For Morrison, AUKUS is all about the deal, never mind the niceties | The New Daily

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Scott Morrison, whose COVID face masks have the Australian flag emblazoned on them, likes to talk about “the Australian way” of doing things and Australian values. But it is not “the Australian way” to secretly plan, over a very long time, to deceive a close friend of this country, and then to treat them in a most humiliating and disdainful manner. That does not align with “Australian values” of honesty and fair dealing.

Source: View From The Hill: For Morrison, AUKUS is all about the deal, never mind the niceties | The New Daily

Morrison Government sets records in economic mismanagement

Here are just ten records set by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his hapless Treasurer Josh Frydenberg which the media have failed to report accurately — if at all.

Source: Morrison Government sets records in economic mismanagement

Fox News’ critical race theory obsession | Media Matters for America

Fox became a pipeline for attacks on the study of systemic racism

In its ongoing 11 month smear of critical race theory, Fox News has mentioned the topic no less than 552 times. Fox’s coverage began in the summer of 2020, focusing on schools attempting to fold anti-racism teachings into their curricula. First, Fox’s opinion side hosted Christopher Rufo, an anti-civil rights activist who has targeted critical race theory, and ginned up controversy over purposeful misreadings of the approach — before the network’s self-described “news” side took over to report on state attempts to ban the study of systemic racism in classrooms. The network’s coverage steadily climbed in 2021 and featured a massive spike in April, with 235 mentions in that month alone.

Source: Fox News’ critical race theory obsession | Media Matters for America

Ron Johnson: If Trump’s Mob Were BLM Then I’d Be Concerned – Rolling Stone

Ron Johnson: If Trump’s Mob Were BLM Then I’d Be Concerned – Rolling Stone
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks during a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Senate Committee on Rules and Administration joint hearing Wednesday, March 3, 2021, examining the January 6, attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Republican Senator Ron Johnson, a staunch Trump sycophant, let his racist flag fly high when he said that he was unafraid of the insurrectionists on January 6 because they were not members of Black Lives Matter or antifa.

Ron Johnson: If Trump’s Mob Were BLM Then I’d Be Concerned – Rolling Stone

Housing Hypocrites: Tim Wilson’s housing affordability crusade just an assault on super – Michael West

Housing Hypocrites: Tim Wilson’s housing affordability crusade just an assault on super – Michael West
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Tim Wilson is the latest Coalition politician to cry crocodile tears over the housing affordability crisis, calling for Australians to access their superannuation to buy a house. Yet Coalition policies – from negative gearing, property subsidies, money-laundering, super fund borrowing to banking and lending standards – are all about pushing house prices up for those who already own them, writes Elizabeth Minter.

Housing Hypocrites: Tim Wilson’s housing affordability crusade just an assault on super – Michael West

Biden Address: Deception

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Democracy is and always will be at a tipping point. It’s a process that needs to be respected by at least a majority

While Putin is arrresting 1000’s of it’s citizens Pravda is crying corocodile tears, no real tears, for its asset lost Donald. Will the Russians finance his incompetence amplifying theirs?

They’re beholden to dark forces controlling them. Will martial law be declared ahead on the phony pretext of foreign threats and domestic terrorism to counter? Will what remains of a free and open society be replaced by full-blown totalitarian rule, enforced by police state harshness? Make no mistake. Biden/Harris and members of their regime are enemies of ordinary people, hostile to their interests, wanting them exploited, not served. Along with likely escalated foreign aggression against one or more invented enemies, homeland despotism will likely harden on their watch for our own good we’ll likely be told.

Biden Address: Deception

Revealed by the Wikileaks exposé: The fragile, thieving ‘un-Australian’ lie

No one knows what a right-wing politician means when they say ‘un-Australian’ in the present, least of all the politician saying it. It is not even a negation, but blanker than that. It reduces the meaning of Australian-ness down to whatever might, or might not, live inside the unconscious borders of the speaker at that particular time. ‘This is so postmodern’, I thought, the first time I heard one of the crazies say it, and I could almost smell the stale Union beer.

Revealed by the Wikileaks exposé: The fragile, thieving ‘un-Australian’ lie

Sloppy Methodology: Social Media, Censorship and New York Post’s Hunter Biden Story – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sloppy Rudi doing his best to scandalize Biden

The email correspondence had been purportedly obtained from a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, though the owner of the computer repair store who passed on the material to the FBI and one Rudy Giuliani was unsure if Hunter had left the computer with him. Thin stuff to go on. Father Biden repeatedly claims to have never discussed his son’s “overseas business dealings” with him. The Biden election campaign has also denied that the meeting ever took place. “We have reviewed Joe Biden’s official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place.” At another time, the move by the platform might have caused a shrug of indifference. But Biden is leading in the polls. Every anti-Trump agitator is concerned to ease the pathway for the president’s defeat. Every advocate for Trump is keen to ensure that flames are lit under his opponent.

Sloppy Methodology: Social Media, Censorship and New York Post’s Hunter Biden Story – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Financial advisers share tips on how to avoid money traps and uncontrolled spending – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Man holding out jar of Australian cash

Is this advice for the minority or majority of us. It seems an increasing majority are practicing this advice without financial advisers and the Morrison government wants it audited with cashless welfare cards and a stricter watch while promoting buy now pay later usuary programs that charge 22% ++ fees (ODT)

Financial advisers share tips on how to avoid money traps and uncontrolled spending – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Firefighters hit back at Trump, who blamed wildfires on ‘gross mismanagement’

 

Ignorance of Trump is manifest in his kneejerk remarks on the Californian fires. This POTUS races to the cliff of stupidity. (ODT)

Los Angeles: Californian firefighters have slammed President Donald Trump for a tweet in which he asserted that this week’s devastating fires were the result of poor forest management.

Firefighters hit back at Trump, who blamed wildfires on ‘gross mismanagement’

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Mr. President, with all due respect, you are wrong’

'Mr. President, with all due respect, you are wrong'

President Trump threatens to withhold aid from victims as authorities confirm 23 people killed in Californian fires.

 

 

Satellite images expose China’s vast network of secret re-education camps in Xinjiang – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Illustration of Uyghur prisoners in front of the flag of China.

Isn’t this what Tony Abbott and right-wing pundits recomend for Indigenous Australia, and other Australian minorities ditching multiculturalism in favour of cultural asimilation. Indigenous, Muslim and African Australians represent over 6.5 % of Australia. Indigenous Australians represent 25% if not more Aussies in our retraing camps called prisons and youth detention centers and Dutton and Matthew Guy Islamophobic racists want more for disastrous outcomes.

China’s education camps of which we know very little represent 0.015%. There seems to be some level of heavy stone throwing at glass houses going on here with little interest in intention and outcomes. (ODT)

After years of frustration in winning the hearts and minds of disaffected ethnic groups, Dr Leibold believes Beijing has ditched its multicultural approach in favour of cultural “mingling”, or assimilation.

The prevailing party ideology dictates that social harmony can only be achieved with the “standardisation of human behaviour”.

via Satellite images expose China’s vast network of secret re-education camps in Xinjiang – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Daily Mail’s Xenophobic Pseudo-Journalism Is Fueling The “Alt-Right”

The U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail is mounting a crusade against refugees and immigrants in Europe. The tabloid’s fearmongering, xenophobic claims of immigrant criminality — which are often completely false and unsourced — have positioned the outlet as a favorite among American conspiracy theorists and white nationalists.The Daily Mai

Source: The Daily Mail’s Xenophobic Pseudo-Journalism Is Fueling The “Alt-Right”

Fox News Caught Lying: Sweden Reinstated Draft Because Of Russia, Not Refugees

Fox News’ Fox & Friends falsely claimed that Sweden’s reintroduction of the draft was due to violence in the country precipitated by refugees, when in fact the draft is being reintroduced to counter Russian aggression in the region.Despite Fox’s assertion, Sweden’s government is reintroducing the draft for men and women in the count

Source: Fox News Caught Lying: Sweden Reinstated Draft Because Of Russia, Not Refugees