The Right Dishonourable…..

7th December 2017. Our learned forefathers constructed a Constitution which basically forbids dual citizens to hold political office. Being flushed out of our Parliament one by one is a trail of politicians who fail to meet that requirement. Many fully knowing their ineligibility have remained silent – dishonourable bastards ! ‘All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.’

Its a gas…..

7th October 2017. As an example of two of the most incompetent major parties ever inflicted on this country, Australia, the nation with the biggest gas reserves is short of domestic gas because successive administrations have allowed all our gas to be exported. Undoubtedly facilitated by a coterie of lobbyists and associated graft, corruption and incompetence. ‘Lobbyists – ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent’

Small business Big problem….

2nd April 2016. Ever tried to get a small business off the ground in Australia. Every step of the way bureaucracy, legality, and banking is there trying to stop you. The parasites are out in force trying to suck every dollar out of the venture by the imposition of obscure, unnecessary, and ridiculous imposts and costs generated by a host of unnecessary drones. ‘I looked for an inspirational quote, but then I lost the inspiration’

It’s a joke, isn’t it?…

16th August 2015. After spending millions of dollars big-noting themselves in a Senate Enquiry, the committee in charge is recommending that the Multi-National Corporations who are serial tax avoiders be named and shamed. Is that the best they can do ? ‘I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.’

Endless Cycle….

12th August 2015. ‘Australia’s mandatory helmet laws for cyclists should be abolished because they are deterring people from riding bikes and improving their health, a number of doctors and academics have told MPs.’ Are these the same doctors and academics that told us we should have them in the first place? If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.

I’m Back…

22nd July 2015. Well back after a long sabbatical while getting a bit disillusioned with the state of the nation. Currently in my view we have the worst Prime Minister we have ever had, the current government is the worst we have ever had, and the current opposition is the most ineffectual we have ever had. The country is in a race to the bottom and like leemings many of the population are following. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, corporations are dodging billions in tax and the country is existing as a service industry selling over priced overseas goods and services to other Australians. Sitting back and saying nothing – achieves nothing

Fat Chance……

1st June 2014.  The obesity epidemic is out of control, costing countries billions of dollars. As a libertarian, nevertheless,  I acknowledge the time has come for governments to reign in a food industry that appears to be succeeding in killing us for profit. ‘Chemicals, n: Noxious substances from which modern foods are made‘

Biggles…

The bunch of Biggles supposedly running this country are living in a bygone era at our expense. In a time of budget crisis when expenditure is being cut in all areas they have committed us to purchase 60 fighter aircraft at a cost so far of over $20 billion. To my recollection ‘the winners’ of the last two significant wars, The North Vietnamese and the Taliban had almost nothing in the way of navy or air forces. One thing they did have were leaders that knew what they were doing, so I guess that puts us at an even greater disadvantage. ‘Lions led by donkeys’

Swissed on…

6th March 2013. So the Swiss are enshrining in legislation limits on executive pay and directors ‘Golden Parachutes’, but then again they have a governmental system that is democratic not like the joke that is the Westminster System ‘My rank is the highest known in Switzerland, I’m a free citizen

Not Compulsory….

8th January 2013. I see the Queensland Liberal Government is pushing non compulsory voting. Good try, when studies indicate this method massively favours right wing parties as traditional left voters, the poor, disabled and disadvantaged struggle to live, let alone make it to the polling booth. “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”