Tag: John Lord

You take the high road and I’ll take the low road, and I’ll be in Scotland before you – » 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: You take the high road and I’ll take the low road, and I’ll be in Scotland before you – » The Australian Independent Media Network

If the Nat’s don’t join Rupert’s crusade, he will finish them – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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

Source: If the Nat’s don’t join Rupert’s crusade, he will finish them – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Your top issues going into the next election – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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My thought for the day If we are to save our democracy, we might begin by asking that at the very least our politicians should tell the truth. That would be a good beginning. ( John Lord )

I have categorised the list as follows.

Source: Your top issues going into the next election – » The Australian Independent Media Network

If an election campaign was starting tomorrow, what would be your top 10 points of debate? – » 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 )

Source: If an election campaign was starting tomorrow, what would be your top 10 points of debate? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

On a matter as important as climate change, shouldn’t the Prime Minister attend the Glasgow conference? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day The ability of thinking human beings to blindly embrace what they are being told without referring to evaluation and the consideration of scientific fact, truth and reason, never ceases to amaze me. It is tantamount to the rejection of rational explanation. (John Lord )

Source: On a matter as important as climate change, shouldn’t the Prime Minister attend the Glasgow conference? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The National Party has no environmental credibility whatsoever – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The National Party has no environmental credibility whatsoever, so why do they act like they are the sole arbitrator of the process?

Source: The National Party has no environmental credibility whatsoever – » The Australian Independent Media Network

You can imagine the uproar if this happened under a Labor government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Just imagine for one moment that the identity of Christian Porter was transformed into that of a Labor Minister. How do you think the Murdoch media would react? Well, let me tell you. The Australian, Sky News, The Herald Sun and other news outlets (where the truth goes to die) are completely ignoring the issue of where the money come from to pay Porter’s bills, and that parliamentary standards are worsening under this Government. It is like they take delight in the destruction of those things necessary to make our democracy work.

Source: You can imagine the uproar if this happened under a Labor government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

They will blame the pandemic for nine years of doing nothing, except for submarines – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Will we ever grow intellectually to the point where we can discern, understand and act on those matters that seek the good within us? ( John Lord )

Source: They will blame the pandemic for nine years of doing nothing, except for submarines – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Which major political party is more qualified to embrace urgent change? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Socialism comprehends empathy; conservatism and its partner capitalism do not.

Source: Which major political party is more qualified to embrace urgent change? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Why are you so concerned, Poppa? (part 2) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day I think we can often become so trapped in the longevity of sameness that we never see other ways of doing things.( John Lord )

Source: Why are you so concerned, Poppa? (part 2) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The truth of the matter is we didn’t order enough of the vaccine. But that’s not all that’s wrong. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Sometimes wisdom jumps a generation. Well, we can always hope.

Source: The truth of the matter is we didn’t order enough of the vaccine. But that’s not all that’s wrong. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Why are you so concerned, Poppa? (part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day We dislike and resist change in the foolish assumption that we can make permanent that which makes us feel secure. Yet change is in fact part of the very fabric of our existence. ( John Lord )

Source: Why are you so concerned, Poppa? (part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The greatest con of all: It’s safe – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day The true test of any nation surely must be the manner in which it treats its most vulnerable.( John Lord )

Source: The greatest con of all: It’s safe – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Has Australia ever had a Prime Minister so devoid of leadership qualities? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day When a political leader 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.

Source: Has Australia ever had a Prime Minister so devoid of leadership qualities? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Coalition governs for those that have, and the have-nots are left far behind – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Economics and society are so inextricably interwoven that we cannot ignore the human cost in our decision making. Conservatives should consider that. ( John Lord )

Source: The Coalition governs for those that have, and the have-nots are left far behind – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Climate change action: Scott Morrison will never admit that he was wrong and Labor was right – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day At the last G7 conference the Prime Minister described himself as a “conservationist”. In Australia we know that all the evidence suggests he is an environmental vandal.

Source: Climate change action: Scott Morrison will never admit that he was wrong and Labor was right – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Making important decisions requires meticulous judgement – it is something Scott Morrison lacks – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day People often argue from within the limitations of their understanding and when their factual evidence is scant, they revert to an expression of their feelings.

Source: Making important decisions requires meticulous judgement – it is something Scott Morrison lacks – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Abbott years – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Leaders on the extreme right of politics seem to have the same human characteristics of nastiness, offensiveness, spite, resentment, malice, contempt and bad manners. Abbott, like others on the conservative right, seemed to fit into a slot in history. One that was utterly rejected by his colleagues who, in due course, sacked him. He was subsequently replaced by Malcolm Turnbull, who was not right-leaning enough. He, in turn, was replaced by Scott Morrison, who had planned his ascension in precise detail where he continues the work of Abbott.

Source: The Abbott years – » The Australian Independent Media Network

“Ye shall know them by their fruits” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

On Wednesday, 20 July, The Prime Minister did three radio interviews. During the third on Melbourne’s KIIS 101.1, he was asked by the host Jase Hawkins to apologise for the “nightmare” of the vaccine rollout. “Can you honestly say to me that the government has taken accountability?” he said. “Like, I have never heard the word ‘sorry’ – ‘guys you know what, sorry, we did screw it up, but we are getting it right now’.” For the entirety of the interview, Jase tried to elicit the word “sorry” from the Prime Minister. It was like trying to extract blood from a stone. He did, however, manage an admission of sorts that he was responsible for Australia being last on a list of nations well ahead of us with their vaccination programs.

Source: “Ye shall know them by their fruits” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Just who is this man named Morrison that he needs Murdoch’s defence? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Soon all his marveled PR will be shot on green screen as he won’t be allowed out in public

Who is this man who would have you believe that he is God’s gift to all that bothers us? Has the nation finally woken to his lack of leadership, his character and his lying? Can he keep up this façade of broken promises and false credibility?

Source: Just who is this man named Morrison that he needs Murdoch’s defence? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A preliminary look at the next election and what matters most – » 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.

Source: A preliminary look at the next election and what matters most – » The Australian Independent Media Network

For auditing assistance, park your truth here – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Sometimes, I allow myself the indulgence of thinking I know a lot. Then I realise that in the totality of things, I know little. I feel a sense of shame.

Source: For auditing assistance, park your truth here – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Untouchables – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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

Source: The Untouchables – » The Australian Independent Media Network

If you wanted more proof Coalition misdemeanours, here it is – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Current experience would suggest that the Australian people need to take more care when electing its government. ( John Lord)

Source: If you wanted more proof Coalition misdemeanours, here it is – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Who do you trust? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Albo has all the characteristics of a politician who has given long service to his electorate, party, and country. He has held several portfolios and has served as deputy Prime Minister. However, his main attribute is that he has a clean slate without scandals: Nothing on which Morrison (or the media) can pin a controversy. In other words, he is more trustworthy than Morrison. And that, of course, also applies when words like decency, transparency, lying, honesty, morality and fairness are used to describe a political candidate.

Source: Who do you trust? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Attempting to tame the juveniles in the play pit – or at least their stupidity – is a thankless task – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day The right to vote is the gift that democracy gives. Suppose a political party is not transparent in supplying all the information necessary to exercise this right. It is destroying the democracy that enables it to exist. ( John Lord )

Source: Attempting to tame the juveniles in the play pit – or at least their stupidity – is a thankless task – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A disaster is headed our way if we remain so ambivalent about our vote – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day This Government’s performance over its time in office has been like a daily shower of offensiveness raining down on society. Surely performance or lack of it must mean something.

Source: A disaster is headed our way if we remain so ambivalent about our vote – » The Australian Independent Media Network

There are consequences for reneging on a major promise – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Having the ability to admit that you are wrong is an absolute prerequisite to discernment and knowledge.’ ( john Lord )

Source: There are consequences for reneging on a major promise – » The Australian Independent Media Network

When what I do know is only surpassed by what I don’t – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I suppose it’s impossible to know everything, but I know that Australians should make a more meaningful attempt to know something about their everyday politics. About what’s going on in the world, particularly their homeland.

Source: When what I do know is only surpassed by what I don’t – » The Australian Independent Media Network

You are being manipulated politically. Here’s how. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

This is the last in my series on ‘manipulations,’ and since I have been throwing a lot of mud on who does it, it would seem fair if I explained how they do it and why we should fight it.

Source: You are being manipulated politically. Here’s how. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

You are being manipulated because purposeful social change without a common good caveat is a form of social evil – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day The common good should be at the centre of any political philosophy. However, it is more likely to be found on the left than the right. ( John Lord )

Source: You are being manipulated because purposeful social change without a common good caveat is a form of social evil – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The budget: A layperson’s dilemma – » 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 another three. What as a legacy do they have to show for it? Has this Government raised your standard of living? ( John Lord )

Source: The budget: A layperson’s dilemma – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Is it fair to call Scott Morrison a racist? Where’s the evidence? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Why does western art always depict Jesus as white when as a middle eastern Jew he would have been brown-skinned.

Source: Is it fair to call Scott Morrison a racist? Where’s the evidence? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

What would you know anyhow? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

1) Have you ever been reluctantly drawn into one of those political discussions that just seem to flare up randomly in the office, on the train home, during a dinner party or at half time at the footy or the local pub? You know, the sort that takes you by surprise. After many years of experience, I learned that by giving them five minutes of listening time, which ones were worth engaging in and those that weren’t worth the pain. The ones that usually end with a loud. “What would you know anyhow?”

Source: What would you know anyhow? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Allow me to fill you in on how Scott Morrison sees himself as our prime minister – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Commitment to the use of critical reason, factual evidence, and scientific methods of inquiry, rather than faith and mysticism, is the best way of providing solutions to human problems. PS: George Christensen is to retire at the next election. That’s a weight off my mind.

Source: Allow me to fill you in on how Scott Morrison sees himself as our prime minister – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Can Labor win the next election? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The latest News Poll figures that surfaced last week after I had posted The polls are in search of some lasting credibility demonstrated the stability of the Coalition vote. They show you that the Coalition would have to commit a crime of catastrophic proportion to have Newspoll move a few percentage points.

Source: Can Labor win the next election? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The polls are in search of some lasting credibility – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Under Abbott, Turnbull and now Morrison, they, by any standard, have governed abysmally. So much so that they really don’t deserve to win. It would be fair to say that a vote for the Coalition would be a reward for governance that doesn’t even approach mediocrity. One then has to ask how come they are still favourites to win. Why is it so, one might ask?

Source: The polls are in search of some lasting credibility – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Say what you want, Murdoch. Exaggerate according to your own conscience. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Think television, newspapers, public speeches, movies, sport, news, advertising, entertainment, radio and above all, politics. Think about what you see, read and hear. Now think about the word “exaggeration.”

We have the best firefighters in the world, the best law enforcement agencies, the best health experts. We have “the best” of so many and so much it’s a wonder we aren’t the best in the world. Whoops, I’m sorry, we are the best in the world.

“We have the best people in the world looking at these issues,” said Scott Morrison on ABC Insiders last Sunday. He was referring to the problem of obtaining vaccines.

For me, l must say that l find all the exaggeration rather appalling and unnecessary. It is lying dressed in the clothes of fools.

Source: Say what you want, Murdoch. Exaggerate according to your own conscience. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

“It was as clear as mud, and it covered the ground, and the confusion made me brain go round” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Do you shape the truth for the sake of a good impression? On the other hand, do you tell the truth even if it may tear down the view people may have of you? Alternatively, do you simply use the contrivance of omission and create another lie. I can only conclude that there is always a pain in truth, but there is no harm in it. (John Lord )

“It was as clear as mud, and it covered the ground, and the confusion made me brain go round” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

What is it like being interviewed by David Speers? Ask the Deputy Prime Minister. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

On Friday of last week, I informed my wife that Michael McCormack would be the guest on ABC Insiders the coming Sunday. “Speers will have him for breakfast,” she answered with a touch of humour. And so it was. A giggling Laura Tingle confirmed my wife’s answer after the interview while the two other panel members just managed to contain themselves. On the one hand, it was hilarious. On the other, it was a strategy that a man so unqualified for leadership was the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.

What is it like being interviewed by David Speers? Ask the Deputy Prime Minister. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Both must go, or Morrison will pay the price for eight years of scandals – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Anyone who cares to watch “Inside the Canberra Bubble” might also conclude that Porter’s long history of predatory behaviours, adultery, lying, manipulation and political treachery makes it reasonably straightforward that an inquiry is necessary.

Both must go, or Morrison will pay the price for eight years of scandals – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Whatever the Liberal Party is, it is not a place for women – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day At some time in the human narrative… in our history, the man declared himself superior to women. It must have been an accident, or at least an act of gross stupidity. But that’s men for you. ( John Lord )

Whatever the Liberal Party is, it is not a place for women – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Finding the truth and reporting it is more important than creating a narrative where controversy matters more – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The ability of thinking human beings to blindly embrace what they are being told without referring to evaluation and the consideration of reason never ceases to amaze me. It is tantamount to the rejection of rational explanation. ( John Lord )

Finding the truth and reporting it is more important than creating a narrative where controversy matters more – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A tale of two wrongs: A rape and the Prime Minister’s response – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Another thought At some time in the human narrative… in our history, man declared himself superior to women. It must have been an accident, or at least an act of gross stupidity. But that’s men for you. ( John Lord )

A tale of two wrongs: A rape and the Prime Minister’s response – » The Australian Independent Media Network

When will Conservatives ever treat women with a modicum of decency, even dignity? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day History is just an ongoing commentary on the incompetence of men.( John Lord)

When will Conservatives ever treat women with a modicum of decency, even dignity? – » The Australian Independent Media Network