Tag: Lord’s Judgement

Day to Day Politics: Conservative’s foot-dragging reluctance for change. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Tuesday 1 August. One of the central tenants of the ideology of conservatism is that change should only ever be incremental. It is totality unsuited to a modern society where technology and a newly awakened benefit of the benefits of science is driving change at a relentless pace. But it is not only technology that…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Conservative’s foot-dragging reluctance for change. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: What does art say about politics? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Friday 28 July 2017 When I was studying for my Dip of Fine Arts I often used to say when we were discussing its history that ”Art in all its forms is but a reflection of society”. A “class” fascination for me was trying to identify the political leanings of my fellow students. Invariably when…

Source: Day to Day Politics: What does art say about politics? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Class warfare coming to a polling booth near you. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Media commentary research shows that the Murdoch press is the major contributor to this supposed idea of class warfare. The Financial Review has recently run 10 articles on this theme. The Daily Telegraph 21 and The Australian 77. Add to that a few disgruntled Labor hacks that couldn’t get their own way and you can identify who is leading the chorus. But us, well we seem to be leaderless.

Source: Day to Day Politics: Class warfare coming to a polling booth near you. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: 6 Months of Trump sewage and the lake overflows. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Friday 21 July 2017 When in February of 2016 I was invited to write a piece for the US political blog Crooks and Liars about Donald Trump I did so with the thought innermost in my mind that he would drift from the American psyche long before the Republican Convention. He would never become President.…

Source: Day to Day Politics: 6 Months of Trump sewage and the lake overflows. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Murdoch’s mysterious millions. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

ReachTEL: 51-49 to LaborThe Coalition gets a better federal voting intention result from ReachTEL, although the result would be more typical of recent polling of preferences are applied as per the 2016 election result.Essential Research: 54-46 to LaborLabor maintains its wide lead in an Essential Research poll that also gauges opinion on party polarisation, same-sex marriage and foreign leaders.BludgerTrack: 53.0-47.0 to LaborA bit of a fillip for Labor in the latest reading of the BludgerTrack poll aggregate, and also for Bill Shorten whose net approval rating has edged ahead of Malcolm Turnbull’s.My thought for the day.”Just because we are governed by clowns it doesn’t mean we have to laugh.”

Source: Day to Day Politics: Murdoch’s mysterious millions. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: It Dutton get much worse than this. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Thursday 20 July 2017 Have you ever so desperately wanted to express a view on a subject only to find that someone else has encapsulated everything you wanted to say perfectly in his words? It happened to me on Tuesday. I put the subject on my list to write about only to receive Sean Kelly’s…

Source: Day to Day Politics: It Dutton get much worse than this. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report No. 17 – Making sense of illegal activity. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sunday 16 July 2017 1 After repeating phrase’s like ”crooked Hillary”, ”lock her up”, ”fake news”, or ”but the emails’’ on numerous occasions during the Presidential campaign, the President is now confronted with similar claims of dishonesty himself. Now we have seen released some highly provocative emails that suggest that the real news is Donald…

Source: Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report No. 17 – Making sense of illegal activity. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Murdoch, Bolt, Jones and others – where the truth goes to die – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday 15 July 2017 Do people ever stop to think how manipulated we have become? Everything the media does, displays or says is for its own self-interest, not ours. It does so because it gives it influence, power and control. Certainly not for the ideals of truth, justice and the common good. It never considers…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Murdoch, Bolt, Jones and others – where the truth goes to die – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Donald Trump. A puppet on a string. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Monday 10 July 2017 1 Americans once used to think they were exceptional. So much so that they termed the phrase “American exceptionalism.” It was this phrase that gave birth to neo-conservatism. When people thought the US was so superior to the United Nations that they could treat the rest of us with contempt. So,…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Donald Trump. A puppet on a string. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Conservatives’ bizarre acts of self-importance. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday 7 July 2017 This time last year I was in bed with some sort of virus feeling miserable and sorry for myself. The new Turnbull Government had taken office and the hypocrisy of our new leader was becoming very apparent. If as Shakespeare said; “time is but the essence of history,” then a lot…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Conservatives’ bizarre acts of self-importance. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: The beat of a challenge comes nearer. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Personally, I feel that a return to Abbott would be political suicide. The world has moved on and men like Abbott are of an obsolete breed. With the young likely to make their presence felt at the next election they will be looking for fresh ideas. Abbott has proven that he is devoid of any and his slogans are now held in mistrust.He wants to freeze the RET at 15%, have a moratorium on wind farms, build our own coal-fired power stations and slash immigration. He also advocates the banning all new spending except on defence and infrastructure. He advocates now what he re…..The ACT is aiming to go 100% renewable Abbott doesn’t mention that

The ACT is aiming to go 100% renewable Abbott doesn’t mention that (olddog thought)

 

Source: Day to Day Politics: The beat of a challenge comes nearer. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: The Future of Faith in Australia (Updated) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Friday 30June 2017 Author’s note: What follows is a summary of the Australian 2016 Census. It doesn’t paint a very rosary picture for faith in Australia. If the figures are repeated in subsequent census’s then over time religion – as we have known it – will gradually fade away. A minister friend of mine recently…

Source: Day to Day Politics: The Future of Faith in Australia (Updated) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Abbott rears his head again. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Wednesday 28 June 2017 1. Tony Abbott lost the leadership of his party and the Prime Ministership for a number of reasons. He was/is a liar of monumental proportion, appallingly incapable, but mainly he didn’t have character. Character is a combination of traits that etch the outlines of a life, governing moral choices and infusing…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Abbott rears his head again. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: 2014, the year of the wink. – » 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. Change sometimes disregards opinion and becomes a phenomenon of its own making. With Its own inevitability.”

Source: Day to Day Politics: 2014, the year of the wink. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: They still think it’s about them. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

”With 10 years now elapsed no party in the history of Australian politics has been so pathetically incompetent with its policy failure on climate change than the Liberal, National parties. Policy failure of this magnitude in some other countries would invoke street protests.

Source: Day to Day Politics: They still think it’s about them. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Hanson, Trump, and tactless words. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Wednesday 7 June 2017 Christopher Pyne is often called ‘The mouth who roared’ because of the way he feigns indignation. His reaction are certainly ‘over the top’ at times. Some people, in order to push their own agendas, are much the same: so quick off the mark that they can often get their facts wrong and…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Hanson, Trump, and tactless words. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report No. 15 – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Thursday 18  May 2017 Only in America. Where else in the world would people deliberately elect as their President a man who is an acknowledged racist, sexist, a sexual predator, a homophobe, a xenophobe, a conspiracy theorist, a bully, an imposter, con man and would-be dictator. This of course raises the obvious question as to…

Source: Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report No. 15 – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Coalition pays tribute to Labor policy. – » The Australian Independent Media Network| No tribute to Reality

Thursday 11 May 2017 After four years of denial Scott Morrison has finally admitted that the Government actually did have a revenue problem. Just when he went through this cathartic experience is unknown. Further, in the absence of any ideas of his own, he conceded that Labor did, and the easiest way around his economic problems…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Coalition pays tribute to Labor policy. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day To Day Politics: The Catholics won’t let it happen. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday 6 May 2017 1 At this time last year Leigh Sales got it right when she asked the Treasurer; “What was the point of your three years in office?” On the eve of an election it was a relevant question to ask a government who in order to gain office accused the Government of…

Source: Day To Day Politics: The Catholics won’t let it happen. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Whoops, their hypocrisy is showing badly. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sunday 30 April 2017 1 Remember the phrase ”spending like a drunken sailor” and how the conservative parties aided and abetted by the power of the Murdoch press would shout their gutter vile comments about debt and deficit? Here are a few examples. It’s been going on for years. “Skyrocketing deb out of control.” “We…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Whoops, their hypocrisy is showing badly. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Destroying what we stand for. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sunday 23 April 2017 It’s a lazy Sunday. There’s not much on. Rain is falling on corrugated roof creating a rhythm of thought-provoking questions that are not easily put aside. The word democracy keeps insinuating itself upon me. I know I have written about it unendingly but the political person who lives within me tells…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Destroying what we stand for. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: The man with the cowboy walk. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Thursday 6 April 2017 1 Trump and Abbott are very much alike in so much as they are liars of the highest standard. What separates their uniquely nefarious qualities is that Abbott admits to it while Trump cannot see that he ever does. That aside I wanted today to discuss the future of the former Prime…

Source: Day to Day Politics: The man with the cowboy walk. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Taking credit when none’s due. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sunday 2 April 2017 1 For all his bluff and bluster, a perpetual smile, together with the occasional stunt, it seems to me that Nick Xenophon really doesn’t achieve much. Such is the case with the Government’s Tax Cuts for business. And I might add  that when he does it generally favours a rightish ideology. Ostensibly…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Taking credit when none’s due. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Both beyond redemption. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sunday 26 March 2017 You have to wonder about the sanity of people like Pauline Hanson. Three weeks ago she advocated parents have their children take a non-existent test before vaccinating  them. She followed that up hours after the London attack with a video #PrayForLondon hashtag as a way to “solve the problem”.  When asked…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Both beyond redemption. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report No 10. Creating his own case for impeachment. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Monday 6 March 2017 There can be no doubt that the President of the United States of America is mentally deficient. Alarmingly so. “You’re fake news” he yells at a journalist. Then he proceeds to ban any media outlet from White House press conferences that doesn’t support his presidency. It was a press conference Quartz…

Source: Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report No 10. Creating his own case for impeachment. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report No 4. The impending disaster. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Thursday 5 January 2017 Author’s note: The arrival of a blatant liar, one who has taken it to unprecedented levels, as the 45th President of the United States necessitates close and regular scrutiny. When uttering the words “Donald Trump” we in Australia are apt to cringe for we see a sick, deluded man of no redeeming…

Source: Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report No 4. The impending disaster. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report No 3. The Messiah cometh. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Monday 19 December 2016 “I am the way the truth and the life” said the Messiah. 1 Without wanting in any way to compare him with Jesus one cannot but help noticing the similarities with Trumps messianic messages. Now I’m not suggesting comparisons of virtue but rather analogies of each one’s place in the world.…

Source: Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report No 3. The Messiah cometh. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report, No 2 – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Tuesday 13 December 2016 Author’s note: The arrival of a blatant liar, one who has taken it to unprecedented levels, as the 45th President of the United States necessitates close scrutiny. The Trump Report will appear regularly in Day to Day Politics. 1 I have progressively published the cabinet appointments Donald Trump has made with…

Source: Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report, No 2 – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: The death of truth as we know it. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Monday 14 November 2016 How important is truth in politics? As a writer who happens to love the way words can be constructed to shape a thought, send a message, express love, anger or convey an action I am lost without them. Without them something vanishes from our discourse. Without words the ability to communicate…

Source: Day to Day Politics: The death of truth as we know it. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Can he deliver? No. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Friday 11 November 2016. The theorising has begun. How did it happen that this moronic individual became leader of the United States of America? The most powerful nation in the world. Some say the Democrats selected the wrong candidate. There may be some substance in that but Trump told those unhappy with conventional establishment politics, what…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Can he deliver? No. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: 19 Applicants for every job. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Wednesday 12 October 1 Sometime in September, I cannot remember the date, Social Services Minister Christian Porter, was addressing the National Press Club. He was talking about ‘welfare dependency’ and as is the conservative way, the speech was an announcement around the Government’s concern about ending ‘welfare dependency’ and the urgent need to cut ‘social…

Source: Day to Day Politics: 19 Applicants for every job. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: From an uncouth mouth spills vile vomit. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Monday 10 October 2016 To call it a storm of criticism might be a little understated. Probably the word avalanche best describes the overwhelming reaction to Donald Trump’s latest revelation of crass incubus. Now on top of the video CNN has released audio showing Donald Trump making vulgar remarks about women over a 17 year…

Source: Day to Day Politics: From an uncouth mouth spills vile vomit. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: When did it all go wrong? Part six – ‘If you’re racist, don’t read it’. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Monday 3 October 2016 Author’s Note: Thus far in this series I have covered ‘Where it all began’, ‘Newspapers’, ‘Electronic media’, ‘Rightwing feral opinion’ and ‘Democracy torn asunder’. At the beginning I said that my observations would be random. This one deals with the propagation of racism and is collated from earlier articles I have…

Day to Day Politics: When did it all go wrong? Part six – ‘If you’re racist, don’t read it’. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Where did it all go wrong? Part Seven- Conclusion

 

Day to Day Politics: Here is the answer. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Sunday May 2 2016 1 In my post yesterday I wrote this: And there was Turnbull on Friday doing door stops saying; “Do we want to reduce emissions? Yes we do”. “Do we want renewables? Yes we do”. “All the time knowing that there is not an environmental scientist or an economist who thinks we…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Here is the answer. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Small matters of political truth. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Tuesday 27 September 2016 1 A study by none other than the University of Melbourne has found that just one electorate in Australia is against gay marriage. The study shows that MPs are significantly behind public opinion on the subject. It’s just another example of a plebiscite to find out something that is already comprehensively…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Small matters of political truth. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: A Nutt case at the Press Club. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday 25 September 2016 Thinking things were a little quiet politically, I thought I would take some time off to write a series about the ‘Demise of Australian Democracy’. But as they say, “a week is a long time in politics” and all manner of things crept up on me. I will return to that…

Source: Day to Day Politics: A Nutt case at the Press Club. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics. Who would you trust? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Monday 19 September 2016 1 Those with long memories will recall that Sir Robert Menzies said that he had received, in the form of a letter, an official invitation from the South Vietnam government to participate in the war against the communist North. When the cabinet papers were released thirty years later it was disclosed…

Source: Day to Day Politics. Who would you trust? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: “That’s just super” said the rich – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday 17 September “Never in the history of this nation have the rich and privileged been so emboldened”. 1 Not having attended his own Press Conference to announce his backflip on Superannuation, it must have personally outraged the Prime Minister when larger than life Senator George Christensen called his own press conference to announce that…

Source: Day to Day Politics: “That’s just super” said the rich – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: What a pack of ineffectual fools. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sunday 11 September 2016 1 On the eve of Malcolm Turnbull’s first year in office on Wednesday, what has become clear? The thing that is indelible in my mind is that we now know that he wanted the job more than he wanted to implement any sort of personal agenda for the country. That he gave…

Source: Day to Day Politics: What a pack of ineffectual fools. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: The Age of Enlightenment and Free Speech. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Friday 2 September 2016 Free Speech and an Enlightened Society. I have written about free speech, hate, racial discrimination and the state of our democracy on many occasions and this question will not leave me. Why is it, in ‘the name of free speech’ that we need to enshrine, the right to abuse each other,…

Source: Day to Day Politics: The Age of Enlightenment and Free Speech. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Abbott tells Turnbull how to govern. Seriously. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sunday 28 August 2016 Before Tony Abbott came along Australia had never elected a Prime Minister so ignorant of technology, so ill informed of science, so oblivious of the needs and aspirations of women, and so ideologically out of touch with a modern pluralist society. Both his party and the electorate witnessed his dreadful leadership…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Abbott tells Turnbull how to govern. Seriously. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: ‘Laughably incompetent’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Tuesday 23 august 2016 1 Over the weekend the subject of Marriage Equality once again reared its head. Surely enough is enough. If ever a government was laughably incompetent on legislating the will of the people it has to be Turnbull’s. Reports on the weekend suggested that a plebiscite would be held in February. This…

Source: Day to Day Politics: ‘Laughably incompetent’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Measuring one atrocity against another. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday August 13 2016 On Wednesday the Guardian published the Nauru files, which reveal in staggering detail the scale of abuse and trauma of children in Australian offshore detention. It is said that a picture paints a thousand words and so it was when the Four Corners programme revealed that horrendous footage of the boys being…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Measuring one atrocity against another. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: In case you didn’t know. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Friday 29 July 2016 1 The phenomenon that is Donald Trump and the vote against Brexit tells us that there is a worldwide dissatisfaction with the concept of historical party politics and democracy as we know it. The mass violent attacks in countries not so different to Australia lend themselves to the conclusion that there…

Source: Day to Day Politics: In case you didn’t know. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: The ABC of injustice. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Thursday 27 July 2016 The ABC’s revelation about the manifestly unreasonable treatment of teenage boys in detention in the Northern Territory should come as no surprise to anyone. It is the ABC with programmes like Four Corners, Media Watch and Australian Story and others that have been at the forefront of revealing injustice, corruption, political…

Source: Day to Day Politics: The ABC of injustice. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: What others say about . . . – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Day to Day Politics: What others say about? Friday  July 22 2016 A selection of thoughts from my many friends who express opinions. 1 Tim Leeder: ”Less than half of Australians want a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, with support plummeting once voters are aware that the Turnbull Government’s proposal will cost $160 million but not…

Source: the $2.55 billion emissions reduction fund – which pays farmers and business to reduce CO2 – as Australia’s climate policy centerpiece.The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Priceless. Men like him have never really grown up. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Tuesday 12 July 2012 I really couldn’t let this pass. You know when you are watching someone make a fool of themselves and you find yourself cringing. Such a time was while in bed on Monday night Q&A. My wife was so affronted I had to quieten her down because our dog started going off…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Priceless. Men like him have never really grown up. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day: Politics: The book that never Bolted. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Saturday 16 July 2016 1 I was walking through our local newsagency this week when I happened to notice a book titled “Worth Fighting For”. The author’s name was Andrew Bolt. Not knowing that it was a new title I thought it must have been the original book he had written. Anyway I picked it…

Source: Day to Day: Politics: The book that never Bolted. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Our politics is badly flawed. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Wednesday 6 2016 1 As the following days bleed one into another what sort of government we will have for the next three years will slowly be revealed to us. We may even go back to the polls. What has come into question following this election is the inappropriateness of our traditional two-party system in…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Our politics is badly flawed. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: An Abbott waiting for the second coming. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

1 As if to support my contention yesterday that if the Coalition wins the election Tony Abbott will at some time challenge for the leadership of the Liberal Party, Peter Dutton confirms it. Dutton says that Turnbull will be under pressure to give Abbott a portfolio. If Turnbull was to consider it, it would raise…

Source: Day to Day Politics: An Abbott waiting for the second coming. – » The Australian Independent Media Network