Zeg's thoughts on Mark Knight's recent ordeal
Zeg's thoughts on Mark Knight's recent ordeal
The news that Australia will be spending $7 billion on a fleet of far-ranging surveillance drones set Zeg to thinking about unintended consequences, most particularly at the ballot box. All those potential Labor voters being made to observe Australian immigration law? How racist is that!
A happy day indeed for Victoria Police, now that Cardinal George Pell has been sent to trial, and nowhere more festive than in the suburb of Fawkner, where local youths were encouraged to fill balloons with paint and pelt the local police station. Yes, really
Those in the business of telegraphing their virtue turned the lights off (and everything else) on Saturday night to celebrate Earth Hour, which is supposed to save the planet or something. In the light or in the dark, no difference: dimness is your ardent warmist's constant companion
German soldiers during the Great War dubbed the Black Watch the "Ladies from Hell", presumably for their kilts and martial bearing, not because they accessorised regulation combat attire with a touch of lippy and a million dollars worth of taxpayer-financed silicon breasts. How times have changed -- although, as our politically correct ADF may well learn, enemies haven't
Zeg has been wondering about Ms Gillian Triggs, mostly about how "acceptable" she might find life under sharia, which she reckons differs not very much at all from the Canon law of the Catholic church. How might this opinionated woman fare under sharia, do you think
Somewhere at the end of the rainbow there is a prime minister rending his garments in frustration at the way the gay-marriage debacle is working out -- or rather, isn't working out. Not for him, at any rate
The more delicate blossoms in the Coalition's garden have noticed that the business of politics can involve threats and, oh dear, this horrible bullying. From the backbench, a champion roars
Just who and what is the ABC's core audience? Zeg has a pretty good idea.
Labor's grab for for senior Australians' nest eggs would likely have been thwarted before it was revealed by a government with a record of backbone and principle. In other words, Bill Shorten & Co. simply would not have dared, especially not with the Batman byelection just days away
How could it be that university graduates send out CVs they imagine are advertisements for competence but actually serve only to confirm an inability to spell and punctuate? Zeg thinks he knows why shrinking class sizes, computers and Lord knows what else aren't doing a jot of good -- not when teachers have their minds on other matters.
The party of Menzies now stands for what exactly? Don't answer because it's a trick question: the Liberals' ruling clique stands for nothing that Labor and the Greens don't do a better job of representing. From its ruinous advocacy of "renewables" to the appointment to the ABC board of a chairman who insists the national broadcaster is the very essence of impartial truth, the one thing Turnbull & Co have mastered is betrayal
The latest Prime Minister, a re-shuffled cabinet, some welcome new faces but even more Tullbullian relics retained -- and no Tony Abbott. Thus, not with a leap but a lurch, does the Liberal Party hope to emerge from beneath the wreckage of the past three years. Mr Morrison might want to try a little harder to clear the debris
They tell us the science is settled, that 97% of scientist live in fear of global warming, and yet the very same climate careerists keep demanding additional sums of other people's money to study a matter they insist is beyond dispute. Be that as it may, there is one thing about warmism that is clearly true: Catastropharianism's high priests burn heretics on the pyre of science's ongoing corruption. Just ask the unfortunate Peter Ridd, formerly of James Cook University.
South African firebrand Julius Malema explains to a TV interviewer how white farmers might be stripped of their land via legal means, with those considered "essential" perhaps allowed to remain on long-term leases -- or not, as the case may be. As an endorsement of caprice as the rule of law's guiding principle it is nasty stuff, although not quite so toxic as this clip in which Mr Malena enjoys a gloating moment of tribal triumphalism while assuring the crowd that it is white South Africans' turn to suffer. Naturally, as Zeg observes at this link or the one below, the Greens immediately identified the real racists.
Times change, but the ever-blameless former prime minister never does. His back-of-the-envelope genius gave us the NBN, a sin now compounded by his more-front-than-Myers insistence that everyone else is to blame for the debacle that even yet continues to unfold
It is well known among UFO enthusiasts that space aliens come from light years away to abduct humans on lonely country roads and probe their bodily cavities. Why they do this is a mystery but, whatever the reason, they had better go to warp drive quick smart while there remain subjects to be examined
At the Social Justice Taxi Company the dispatcher never knows what the next booking will bring. Today, it's boundless sympathy for an oppressed North Korean dictator and the layabouts, addicts, thump artists and footpads camped in a city plaza. And tomorrow? Well, it might be a gender-equity feminist composers on the line or a penis-tucking consultant en route to the nearest (non-Muslim) primary school