Tag: John Lord

“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

The revolving door of Conservative wrongdoings – » 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 )

The revolving door of Conservative wrongdoings – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Religion and politics can agree, but rarely do (part 1) – » 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 are in the religious fever of climate change, conservative politics and unconventional religious belief. ( John Lord )

Religion and politics can agree, but rarely do (part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Morrison Government: Scandal-ridden to the core – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day I feel people on the right of politics in Australia show an insensitivity to the common good that goes beyond any thoughtful examination. They have a hate on their lips, and their hate starts with the beginning of a smile. PS: Might I remind my friends that it is they who we are fighting, not ourselves?( John Lord )

The Morrison Government: Scandal-ridden to the core – » The Australian Independent Media Network

With all the luck in the world, the Prime Minister progresses but fails to move forward – » 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.

With all the luck in the world, the Prime Minister progresses but fails to move forward – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Can Joe Biden change Australian politics for the better? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day There are three kinds of people. Those who know. Those who know when they are shown, and those who have no interest in knowing.(JOHN LORD)

Can Joe Biden change Australian politics for the better? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

January 26, 1788: The day the white men came and plundered – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Never allow racism to disguise itself in the cloak of nationalism.( John Lord)

January 26, 1788: The day the white men came and plundered – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Don’t expect leadership from Scott Morrison – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Leadership is a combination of traits that etch the outlines of life and grow over time. They govern moral choices and demonstrate empathy toward others. It is far better for those with these qualities to lead rather than follow. It is incumbent on them.( John Lord)

Don’t expect leadership from Scott Morrison – » The Australian Independent Media Network

How to clean up Australian politics – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Hidden away in my ‘To read’ file I found a piece written by former Liberal Party leader John Hewson. I shall have to clean my list out more often in the hope of finding more gems. Hewson’s piece is important and I’m not sure how I missed it because I have witnessed him going through a Fraser-like conversion in his approach to politics in the past few years. The piece was written almost 12 months ago and spoke to a favourite subject of mine. How to clean up our politics to make for a better democracy for all Australians. John Hewson proposes six Rules of engagement.

How to clean up Australian politics – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The baggage the Morrison government has lugged from one year to the next means that 2021 will be a hard slog – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Wouldn’t it be good if in our parliament, regardless of ideology, we had politicians whose first interest was the peoples’ and not their own. Eg: Wage stagnation. Massive tax cuts for the wealthiest Australians and foreign corporations. Attempts to undermine Medicare. More expensive university degrees. Shrinking homeownership. The everyday cost of living up. Higher debt. ( John Lord)

The baggage the Morrison government has lugged from one year to the next means that 2021 will be a hard slog – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Pathetic leadership = pathetic policy = pathetic cabinet = pathetic governance – » The Australian Independent Media Network

We are Teflon coated

My thought for the day I feel people on the right of politics in Australia show an insensitivity to the common good that goes beyond any thoughtful examination. They have hate on their lips, and their hate starts with the beginning of a smile.

Pathetic leadership = pathetic policy = pathetic cabinet = pathetic governance – » The Australian Independent Media Network

How come a pathetic government leads in the polls? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

“How come?” with almost three terms of pathetic governance is the Morrison government able to maintain such a lead in the polls?

How come a pathetic government leads in the polls? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A considered reflection – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day The pedlars of verbal violence and dishonesty are the most vigorous defenders of free speech because it gives their vitriolic nonsense legitimacy. With the use of free speech, the bigots and hate-mongers seek to influence those in the community who are susceptible or like-minded.

A considered reflection – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My view of the year that was: A year of scandal and corruption – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day People need to wake up to the fact that government affects every part of their life and should be more interested. But there is a deep-seated political malaise. ( John Lord)

My view of the year that was: A year of scandal and corruption – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My view of the year that was (part 2) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Come April/May of 2020 the coronavirus had taken control of our economy and our health. The government, to its credit, believed in the science and took the advice of experts. Which is something they refused to do with climate change.

My view of the year that was (part 2) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My view of the year that was (part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I finished the year 2019 with a piece titled George Christensen and other secrets about the rather rotund figure of George. Well, not about his wholesome physique but about why he needed to spend so much time in Manilla. “Many fellow parliamentarians now call him the ‘Member for Manila’ because of his frequent travel to the region, including an astonishing 28 trips in a four-year period.”

My view of the year that was (part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Trump is going to La La Land – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day The Office of the American President was once viewed by its people as an office of prestige and importance. Trump has reduced it to one of ridicule and contempt.

Trump is going to La La Land – » The Australian Independent Media Network

This government isn’t fit for purpose – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Looking back on my writing for 2020 and what has motivated it the most common ingredient has been a sense of frustration that I’m not having the impact I once did. By that I mean my readership has dropped a little. I want more people to know the truth. Perhaps I have become too repetitive and people are bored by it. Or as my son suggests, l’m a bit too lengthy. That’s not my fault of course, it’s the government’s. They have been so consistently horrific in yet another year of awfulness that one feels compelled to regularly convey it to the AIMN readers.

This government isn’t fit for purpose – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Government dishonesty continues unabated – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Murdoch has them by the balls. What is it that Rupert Murdoch has that enables him to demand of our government millions of dollars of taxpayer’s money whenever he wants it? I first came across this story in 2017 when the government kicked in $30 million dollars to Foxtel to promote women’s sports. It appeared as a one-line item in the budget of that year.

Government dishonesty continues unabated – » 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 reason never ceases to amaze me. It is tantamount to the rejection of rational explanation. (John Lord)