Tag: John Lord

“If you want change, change the government” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day The real enemy of neoconservative politics in Australia is not Labor or democratic socialism. It is simply what Australians affectionally call – a fair go. ( John Lord )

Source: “If you want change, change the government” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Counting down … – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day You cannot possibly believe in democracy if at the same time you think your party is the only one that should ever win. ( John Lord )

Source: Counting down … – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Let’s hope the polls are right this time – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The biggest poll of 16,000 has the ALP with a majority of 12 seats and an increased number of Independents

My thought for the day I find it impossible to imagine that the Australian people could be so gullible as to elect for a fourth term a government that has performed so miserably in the first three. Especially when it has amongst its members some of the most devious, suspicious and corrupt men and women, but they could.( John Lord )

Source: Let’s hope the polls are right this time – » The Australian Independent Media Network

When change seems to be the only course of action – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day A commitment to social justice demands the transformation of social structures and our hearts and minds. ( John Lord )

Source: When change seems to be the only course of action – » The Australian Independent Media Network

At the half way mark can Labor feel confident of victory? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day A Coalition leads the nation, but we never see the two leaders together when they campaign. Why is it so? ( John Lord )

Source: At the half way mark can Labor feel confident of victory? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

It’s not all about the economy, Mr Morrison. What about jobs? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Morrison pledges more reports on which no action will be taken until the place is burning and his job is really threatened,

My thought for the day For the life of me I fail to understand how anyone could vote for a party who thinks the existing education and health systems are adequately funded and addresses the needs of the disadvantaged. ( John Lord )

Put Morrison and his proxies LAST above and below the line

Source: It’s not all about the economy, Mr Morrison. What about jobs? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Who can scare you the most? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day When a political party deliberately withholds information the voter needs to make an informed, balanced and reasoned assessment of how it is being governed. It is lying by omission. It is also tantamount to the manipulation of our democracy.( John Lord )

Source: Who can scare you the most? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

While Albanese looks to the future, Morrison just talks about the past – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Wouldn’t it be good if in our parliament, regardless of ideology, we had politician’s whose first interest was the peoples and not their own. (John Lord )

Source: While Albanese looks to the future, Morrison just talks about the past – » The Australian Independent Media Network

‘Gotcha’ fact checks and other important things – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day We must have the courage to ask of our young that they should go beyond desire and aspiration in a changing world and accomplish not the trivial but greatness. They should not allow the morality they inherited from good folk to be corrupted by the immorality of nefarious governments. ( John Lord )

Source: ‘Gotcha’ fact checks and other important things – » The Australian Independent Media Network

And so it begins. Election 2022: a personal perspective. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day “The gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages … It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom or our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.” (Robert Kennedy, 1968). ( John Lord )

Source: And so it begins. Election 2022: a personal perspective. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A gift or two from the government now, but you will pay later – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day At the time of the election, the Coalition will have been in power for nine exhausting years and want you to give them another three. What, as a legacy, do they have to show for it? Has this Government raised your standard of living? ( John Lord )

Source: A gift or two from the government now, but you will pay later – » The Australian Independent Media Network

They simply have a plan to keep wages low. They always have. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day We exercise our involvement in our democracy every three years by voting. After that the vast majority takes very little interest. Why is it so? ( John Lord )

Source: They simply have a plan to keep wages low. They always have. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Under Barnaby Joyce the Nationals are dying a slow death – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day On the NBN: The problem with designing a network to meet the needs of yesterday is that it denies you the ability to meet the needs of tomorrow. ( John Lord )

Source: Under Barnaby Joyce the Nationals are dying a slow death – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Brands Liberal/National are on the nose – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thoughts for the day With the budget coming up in a few days, something has been on my mind for some time. My wife and I, together with other welfare recipients, would like to apologise to Joe Hockey for being such a burden on him in the 2014 budget. When drafting a budget for the common good what should your priorities be? ( John Lord )

Source: Brands Liberal/National are on the nose – » The Australian Independent Media Network

If Anthony Albanese hasn’t made a case for change, Scott Morrison certainly has. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Often our opinions are based on our values rather than our understanding, and the difficulty is separating the two.( John Lord )

Source: If Anthony Albanese hasn’t made a case for change, Scott Morrison certainly has. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A prime minister devoid of principle, accountability and transparency – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day One of Scott Morrison’s most outstanding dexterities is his ability to sell his falsehoods and have people believe them. Unfortunately, too many voters consider him worthy of their vote at a time when change is badly needed. Australia cannot afford another term of this dishonest man and his government. ( John Lord )

Source: A prime minister devoid of principle, accountability and transparency – » The Australian Independent Media Network

In a week when war raged, the climate denialists fumed. Just ask Tony Abbott. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Rachael Withers in The Monthly

“Writing in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday (Murdoch’s American Masthead) (and dutifully republished by The Australian), former PM Tony Abbott joined the raft of commentators trying to link Russia’s invasion to a “weakened” West’s obsession with social and environmental issues.”

Withers continued:

“He went on to criticise all three members of AUKUS for their focus on reducing emissions, implying that it was this that had emasculated the West (along with globalisation, “cultural Marxists”, COVID restrictions and the fact that you couldn’t even make Monty Python’s Life of Brian these days).”

(His camp follower)

Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt never to be left out of a bit of truth bashing, was not far behind ( simply paraphrasing) what he’d said

“… the war in Ukraine has exposed the lethal danger of falling for green myths … Russian president Vladimir Putin would never have dared invade Ukraine if the green movement hadn’t first made Europe look helpless,” he added.

All Abbott ever does when he enters the realm of serious discussion is highlight the fact that he was grossly unsuitable for the office of Prime Minister of Australia. However, the most pressing matters regarding climate action came out of all this unworldly nonsense.

Source: In a week when war raged, the climate denialists fumed. Just ask Tony Abbott. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

If the rules are rotten and they don’t change them, so too will be the government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day I think accepting and embracing change is one key aspect of what we try to define as wisdom.( John Lord )

Source: If the rules are rotten and they don’t change them, so too will be the government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bullying is symptomatic of world leaders, including ours, and war is the outome – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Election diary No. 15: Wednesday, 2 March 2022. That I’m using the word “war” in my heading is unfortunate; however, it is what it is. A war started by an egregious international bully, an egotist with a right-to-rule attitude, a plank over his own eyes, and a blurred nostalgia for times long gone. The political…

Source: Bullying is symptomatic of world leaders, including ours, and war is the outome – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Who will you vote for and why? Who would you trust to deliver good government? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Has Morrison stepped away from Murdoch? Will he? The ALP did years ago and Albo certainly has. Don’t be fooled. The Left isn’t cheering Russia. Murdoch’s Fox News certainly is and Morrison is showering him with money as is Australian Oligarch Clive Palmer and the many other non-progressive transactional interests and their dark money. Australia has dropped on the International Corruption Ladder under Morrison who won’t deliver an ICAC because it will damn him and his team.  Vote for the common good not for the pigs with their heads in the trough.

My thought for the day In times of national security fears, the propagandists have successfully promoted the LNP as being best able to handle those fears. Or have they? ( John Lord )

Source: Who will you vote for and why? Who would you trust to deliver good government? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Desperation manifests itself in many dangerous ways – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day In view of the rise of far-right Neo conservatism I am reviewing my thoughts. ( John Lord )

Source: Desperation manifests itself in many dangerous ways – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Coalition is backed into a corner – its white teeth anger is frightening – » The Australian Independent Media Network

In the 1996 election, the silent majority spoke, and Australia voted for a more peaceful future, and that’s not what they got. From Howard on, conservatives have given us cultural upheaval and political ratbaggery. It seems to work for them.

The conservatives have been in power for almost nine years. By their incompetence and adherence to ideology, they have stuffed up so many things that a likely mantra for Labor is “Let’s change for the better.”

So, in March 1996, Australia opted for a bit of calm. Years later, after a succession of failed prime ministers, the conservatives continue their abysmal flirtation with corruption and bad governance to the point where you couldn’t trust them as far as you could kick them.

My thought for the day If my judgment, my common sense and what my heart says is different from yours, then I might also be correct. ( John Lord )

Source: The Coalition is backed into a corner – its white teeth anger is frightening – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Let’s hear it for the ladies – » The Australian Independent Media Network

This says it all. Morrison’s his wife didn’t stand “by him”! She was used to “shield him”.

The first thing to say about the National Press Clubs ladies’ speech day was that Albo turned up; Scomo didn’t.

My thought for the day Just because clowns govern us doesn’t mean it is a laughing matter. ( John Lord )

Source: Let’s hear it for the ladies – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I write because l cannot remain silent – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

I don’t mind the criticism, but please don’t do it on an empty head. ( John Lord )

PS: 8 Feb Question time… “The PM is a fraud,” interjected the Labor member. Withdraw, said the Speaker amid laughter. The PM makes a point that the Opposition is politicising the Pandemic. Well, l never.

Source: I write because l cannot remain silent – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The government is falling apart… let’s hope the voters are paying attention – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Why is it people like Trump can gain voters’ attention but those on the left don’t seem to be able to do the same as Whitlam and Hawke once did? Their enthusiasm was contagious. I dare say it’s to do with the a shift in the media more so than the politicians. Bill Shorten and Albanese have both been regarded as as inspiring speakers in the ALP. Plibersek has a great media presence next to them Morrison Frydenberg look incompetent. But the media guarantees that, that in fact, won’t happen.

My thought for the day We live in a time where horrible things are being perpetrated on us. The shame is that we have normalised them and adjusted accordingly. (John Lord)

Source: The government is falling apart… let’s hope the voters are paying attention – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A prime ministerial address or a media undressing? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Power is a malevolent possession when you are prepared to forgo your principles and your country’s wellbeing for the sake of it. ( John Lord )

Source: A prime ministerial address or a media undressing? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Chalk up another couple for the Government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day In 2011 Malcolm Turnbull didn’t think there was a need for an inquiry into the news media but agreed with the then PM Gillard that Newscorp should stop publishing crap. They still do. ( John Lord )

Source: Chalk up another couple for the Government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

For ‘lack of integrity’ the Morrison government scores an A+ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Just because we are governed by clowns doesn’t mean it is a laughing matter. The first duty of any government, if they don’t already have it, is the acquisition of integrity. PS: When actions speak louder than words. Congratulations, Grace Tame. ( John Lord )

Source: For ‘lack of integrity’ the Morrison government scores an A+ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

There’s a sense of disbelief at Morrison’s ignorance, lying, arrogance and supposed Christianity – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day When a political party deliberately withholds information that the voter needs to make an informed, balanced and reasoned assessment of how it is being governed. It is lying by omission. It is also tantamount to the manipulation of our democracy. ( John Lord )

PS: A comment by Kaye Lee on my last post is well worth repeating: “It’s not the comments that are the problem Scotty… it’s the lack of foresight of the Government in preparing for what would happen when they got rid of basically all restrictions at once and said to the unvaccinated go forth and party.”

Source: There’s a sense of disbelief at Morrison’s ignorance, lying, arrogance and supposed Christianity – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Leadership is vital in this election – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Lying in the media is wrong at any time; however, it is even more so when they do it by deliberate omission. Murdoch’s papers seem to do it with impunity. ( John Lord )

Source: Leadership is vital in this election – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Today everyone gets a serve. Including Scott. Line ball or not. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Scott Morrison’s words and actions bring into question the very essence of the word truth. Or they have at least devalued it to the point of obsolescence.( John Lord )

Source: Today everyone gets a serve. Including Scott. Line ball or not. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Now let’s get this straight: We don’t have the best… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day We live in dark times where horrible things are being perpetrated on us. The shame is that we have normalised them and adjusted accordingly. ( John Lord )

Source: Now let’s get this straight: We don’t have the best… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The baggage the LNP have dragged from one year to the next has gotten heavier and heavier – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day We would be a much better society if we took the risk of thinking for ourselves unhindered by the unadulterated crap served up by the government, the media and self-interest groups. PS: Contribute to my diary by making a comment. ( John Lord)

Source: The baggage the LNP have dragged from one year to the next has gotten heavier and heavier – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Albo seems to be everything that Scomo isn’t – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day The way you think and feel about yourself affects every aspect of your life. When you love, accept, respect and approve of yourself, you validate your existence.( John Lord)

Source: Albo seems to be everything that Scomo isn’t – » The Australian Independent Media Network

This might help Labor win the ‘must win’ election – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day The left of politics is concerned with people who cannot help themselves. The right is concerned with those who can. (John Lord )

Source: This might help Labor win the ‘must win’ election – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A post from 7 December 2016. Check out the familiarity with the same day in 2021. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day I found it impossible to imagine that the 2016Australian people could be so gullible as to elect for a third term a government that has performed so miserably in the first two. And it has has amongst its members some of the most devious, suspicious and chillingly corrupt men and women but they did. (John Lord )

Source: A post from 7 December 2016. Check out the familiarity with the same day in 2021. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

How do we make an ideal society? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Of all the things that have caused the disintegration in the public’s trust in the body politic. It is the lack of a truth that defines it. ( John Lord )

Source: How do we make an ideal society? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Democracy: A work in progress – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day “We’ve had it now for the last dismal decade. This destruction of our Democracy. It’s damaged both sides of politics, it’s damaged our country and our reputation. It has to stop. It must stop.”( John Lord )

Source: Democracy: A work in progress – » The Australian Independent Media Network

This do nothing, good for nothing Government is now at its most vulnerable – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Good democracies can only deliver good government and outcomes if the electorate demands it and it doesn’t come about by good people disengaging from the process. (John Lord )

Source: This do nothing, good for nothing Government is now at its most vulnerable – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The consummate liar – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Science has made in my lifetime, the most staggering achievements and they are embraced, recognised and enjoyed by all sections of society. The only areas that I can think of where science is questioned is in the religious fever of climate change doubters, conservative politics and unconventional religious belief.( John Lord )

Source: The consummate liar – » The Australian Independent Media Network

How can we trust a liar? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Leaders who cannot comprehend the importance of truth as being fundamental to the democratic process make the most contribution to its demise. (John Lord )

Source: How can we trust a liar? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Crash goes his character as pressure rises on Scotty from marketing – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Have we reached the point in politics where TRUTH is something that politicians have persuaded us to believe, “Like alternative facts” rather than TRUTH based on factual evidence, arguments and assertions. ( John Lord )

Source: Crash goes his character as pressure rises on Scotty from marketing – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Morrison Government gave $38 billion to businesses – major companies included – that didn’t need it. How can they justify that? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day One of the oddities of political polling is trying to understand how 48% to 50% of the voting public would willingly return a party that has governed so abysmally. ( John Lord )

Source: The Morrison Government gave $38 billion to businesses – major companies included – that didn’t need it. How can they justify that? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Would you please explain, Prime Minister, just what is the Australian way? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Life is about perception. Not what it is but what we perceive it to be. ( John Lord )

Source: Would you please explain, Prime Minister, just what is the Australian way? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

And this is the bloke we’re sending to Glasgow! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day When he arrives in Scotland, the prime minister won’t be greeted with handshakes of possibility but a kick up the arse for pursuing nothing. (John Lord)

Source: And this is the bloke we’re sending to Glasgow! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Fools rush in where wise men never go – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought day In terms of the environment I wonder what price the people of tomorrow will pay for the stupidity of today.

Source: Fools rush in where wise men never go – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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