By Grumpy Geezer – Australian Independent Media Network
Have you heard about the loathsome loser? He’s a loser but he still keeps on lyin’.
There has been no occasion too small for Smirko to fail to rise to.
Loathed in Tory heirloom electorates, despised by many of his own MPs, hated by Victorians and Western Australians and abhorred by women, he’s even been called out by the puce-headed, bibulous slothario of bovine stupidity and dodgy morals who is his deputy. How low can you go when you cannot even meet the standards of a fornicating Father Jack in a comically over-sized cowboy hat?
His values are not so much formed by self-interests as being entirely replaced by them. A delusional narcissist and reflexive liar in the Trumpian style he’s devoid of introspection and hostile to critique. His kevlar self-belief is centred on the ludicrous notion that an omnipotent, super-natural being, creator of all things, took a personal interest in his career. ‘Everything is permissible when The Big Guy is on your side’ was too tempting a concept for an amoral hypocrite – he embraced the god-helps-those-who-help-themselves sophism like Barnaby clenches a cold beer.
It takes a monumental ego and a cloth ear to campaign on the concepts of acceptable government corruption, lowered wages, disenfranchisement of women and the legitimisation of trans trauma. WTAF, apart from a belief in his own genius and celestial sponsorship encourages him to dismiss the concerns of all but the hard-core arseholes and wannabe Big Swinging Dicks, to lie so casually and so conspicuously, to trumpet his failures as successes, his indolence as hard work and his grift as virtue and then shamelessly lay claim to the achievements of others? Is he that bereft of self-awareness or is he merely an unapologetic, whatever it takes shyster?
“I. Am. The. Prime. Minister.” This is a bloke who preens and smarms as heroic leader. The alpha male, a national saviour who enjoys a beer with the boys, the boss cocky who’s good on the tools, the big dog who can run up a chook pen, a Churchill pointing at maps, resolute leader of men in times of strife. Is he fooling himself as much as he tries to fool the rest of us?
More timorous coward than the Brave Sir Scotty of his own narrative, he hid behind the curtains when confronted by angry women. He fled from flood victims. He abandoned the country in a crisis. He was laughed at by backbench oblate spheroids Craig Kelly and Gorgeous George Christensen whose only claims to formidability would be at a hoppo-bumpo jamboree.
Everything this f***er does is calculated. He may have an unwavering belief in his own god-ordained destiny but he’s prepared to dispense with any principle, any standard of integrity and degrade any institution to fit his own agenda – himself. He frames decency as weakness, he shouts and hectors, he punches down and bullies. He is, by any measure, a complete turd.
The focus groups have confronted him with an uncomfortable truth. Despite the anti-Labor histrionics and ScoMo™ hagiographies of Murdoch’s pamphleteers, the bias of the Stokes/Costello bobble-heads and the Vichyesque collaborators and whipped dogs in the ABC the revealed truth is that he is a widely detested creep. For a wanker who saw himself as the Tories’ best selling point, as a marketing savant and an admired man of the people and showed every sign of believing his own “I saved the country” bullshit it would have been a rude shock. I would’ve paid good money to be the PMO operative who broke the news to him. It would’ve been a challenge not to snigger.
Now he says he will change but he will see no need to do so.
His nastiness is innate. His disdain for the unfortunate, the underprivileged and the merely unlucky and those not voting for him is genuine. If you’re not prospering it’s your own fault if you’ve been the victim of a disaster you’re on your own if you didn’t vote for him then ‘f**k you’. It will be women who will contribute the most to the demise of this bullying misogynist but the ultimate irony is that this loathsome loser is about to be sacked when according to his personal dogma it’s his own unworthiness that will bring it about.
Sit down, take a look at yourself
Don’t you want to be somebody?
Someday somebody’s gonna see inside.
You have to face up, you can’t run and hide.
(Lonesome Loser, Little River Band)
A senior Victorian Doctor resigns over health crisis –
by Alison Ryan
Professor John Wilson, a senior doctor at Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital major trauma centre has resigned as deteriorating conditions escalate in Victoria’s healthcare system.
Professor Wilson is responsible for the treatment of patients with different lung disorders, including cystic fibrosis, asthma and pneumonia.
“We’ve got absolutely unacceptable ambulance ramping, staff that are burnt out and unable to service the needs of the community,” he said.
“We’re talking about hospitals that have no beds to put people in who’ve got acute injuries and acute illnesses. We have a terrible and dire situation that is unprecedented.”
Increasingly, the ill and injured are being ferried to hospitals in the back of private cars because there are no ambulances available, as queuing at overcrowded hospitals has at times severely limited paramedics’ ability to respond to new callouts.
Other critically ill Victorians are being resuscitated in corridors and overflowing emergency department waiting rooms.
News that an eight-year-old child has died 21 hours after attending Monash Children’s Hospital’s emergency department with stomach pain is under review.
A man from country Victoria who suffered a cardiac arrest in a hospital bathroom, died after waiting more than three hours for admission into the emergency department at the Bairnsdale Regional Health Service in East Gippsland last month.
“It is a systematic crisis impacting every hospital in the state,” Professor Wilson said, “I love my patients and I love my team, so I feel very sad and struggled with the decision for many months. But if we keep accepting this and nobody makes a stand, then it’ll keep going and get worse. It has to be said that enough is enough.”
He will step down from his role as president of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Daniel Andrews continues to ignore the triple-zero crisis. The Victorian Premier has refused to reveal whether he had read Graham Ashton’s report into the failings of ESTA, despite it sitting on his desk for weeks.
Editorial by Harry Palmer
Vaccinated patients count for 9 out of 10 COVID-19 deaths
Australia’s largest funeral provider, Invocare, whose brands include Le Pine and White Lady, fast-tracked the opening of a storage facility and mortuary in Melbourne’s north that can house 150 bodies.
NSW government data shows fully vaccinated people account for nine out of every 10 COVID-19 deaths in the country. https://www.aap.com.au/factcheck/truth-a-casualty-in-australian-covid-vaccination-deaths-claim/
Despite real-world data consistently showing that COVID-19 vaccines dramatically reduce rates of death and severe illness due to the disease, a social media post claims Australian government figures reveal 90 per cent of fatal cases are among the fully vaccinated.
Professor John Skerritt deputy secretary of health at TGA showed his bureaucratic self opinionated flagrant arrogance to Senator Malcolm Roberts questions as to why he had not complied with many requests as to who is responsible for recording covid deaths at the TGA
How the duopoly government is controlled by unelected unaccountable public servants.
Following China’s security pact with the Solomon Islands, Chinese Government-owned companies were parties to a hearing in the Supreme Court of Western Australia designed to circumvent the Australia Foreign Investment Review Board, Mineralogy Chairman Clive Palmer said today.
Mr Palmer confirmed that Chinese Government companies were seeking control over hundreds of square kilometres of Western Australian land and had not sought approval from the FIRB as required by Australian law.
He said the Chinese Government was unlawfully seeking control of Australian land in the Pilbara region.
“By commencing actions in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Chinese Government companies were creating tension between the court and the FIRB,’’ Mr Palmer said.
“This is a tactic to divide and conquer our nation used frequently by the Communist-Government quest internationally.
“This is a serious attack on Australian sovereignty and the loyalty of Australian citizens assisting the Chinese Government-owned companies is a concern,’’ Mr Palmer said.
“In essence, they are trying to gain control of the Port of Cape Preston without first seeking approval of the FIRB. All Australians should be alarmed. I have serious concerns for Australia’s security.
“Mineralogy has not been able to gain access to its own tenements to inspect what the Chinese companies are actually doing at Cape Preston despite written agreements requiring such access.
“We received complaints from workers on site that there are secret activities going on. I believe the Minister of Defence must have the site inspected in the interests of the nation’s security,’’ Mr Palmer said.
“It is a matter of great concern that the Chinese Government companies are occupying a major Australian port and denying full access to Australian companies who own the right to the land where they are constructed,’’ Mr Palmer said.
Government shamdemic COVID-19 agenda to shut down the backbone of Australian employers and traders, the family business, has created a conga line to their bankruptcy court with a plethora of family homes foreclosures. With phase two in place, the Taxation Department enforcers are scooping up survivors by executing tax debts for not receiving any income.
It’s not extreme to say that the Australian Taxation Office is conducting a brazen financial bombing campaign against small and family businesses across Australia.
Last week we informed you about the ATO’s taking a position where, at law and in its administration, it can (and is) creating and imposing tax debts where the taxpayer has not received any income. It’s gobsmacking but the High Court has said that this is ‘legal’ even though it also remarked that it’s clearly unfair. This is happening with family businesses using trusts—but watch the ATO expand this agenda.
Now we have more news of the ATO’s small business destruction campaign. In February the ATO released draft rulings that would declare family trust payments to adults to be illegal. What? This throws out decades of accepted, legal, small/family business income distributions. It would be like declaring that dividends from public companies (eg Telstra, BHP, CBA) were illegal. But more! Such declarations were to be backdated to 2015. So distributions that were legal over the last eight years could now be declared illegal. This is small/family business-hating, ATO madness.
Then last week, just before the election was called, the government and the ATO issued a ‘sort of‘ backdown. Well, not really. The statement says they’ll still deny distributions but will not apply them retrospectively. In other words, the attack continues but not as bad ‘sort of’!
There’s more for us to report on this intensifying ATO small/family business tax ‘bombing’ campaign. More pressing at the moment, however, is the need for solutions to fix this destructive ATO behaviour.
Jason Falinski MP has been the greatest friend of small business in the Australian Parliament over the last few years. He’s been doing real stuff. Not simply talking.
Jason chairs the parliamentary committee that keeps watch on the ATO. He’s guided and pushed the review that’s come up with some common-sense, balanced ATO reform recommendations. At the heart of these is a legislated ‘Taxpayer Rights’ Act. We reported on this in October last year.
Taxpayer Rights would: Ensure that the ATO could not collect a debt until all appeals have been finalised. Reverse the onus of proof of fraud or evasion so that it lies with the ATO. Establish the office of Taxpayer Advocate to ensure that the ATO complied with the Taxpayer Rights Act. The ‘Falinski’ Report is a huge step forward for Australian small and family businesses in particular.
As we’re now in the full-blown election campaign period, we need to know from both Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese where they stand on Taxpayer Rights. Frankly, it’s the critical issue for Australian small and family businesses.
If Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese both remain silent on this issue, it really means that they both endorse the current anti-small business behaviour of the ATO.
With best wishes. Ken Phillips and the
Team at Self-Employed Australia
Yvette D’Ath, Queensland health minister, is amazed at the sudden rise in health issues expressed by hospitals and ambulance staff. She dismisses covid vaccine mentioned in the interview showing total ALP political corrupt denial. Remember stupidity is not hereditary is something she acquired herself, being elected with these attributes by Queensland voters, she did not become a political party puppet and health minister by herself.
If brains were boots she would be barefooted
After a court victory ensured supporters can proudly hoist her campaign flag, independent challenger for Goldstein, Zoe Daniel, says major parties must now stop vilifying hundreds of thousands of voters in Australia.
Bayside City Council, which regulates political advertising locally, mounted an extraordinary attempt to ban the display of Ms Daniel’s campaign material.
Her Goldstein opponent, Liberal MP Tim Wilson, used his parliamentary correspondence to argue the signs were illegal, and encouraged neighbours to dob in those guilty of violations to cop a $1000 fine.
The court’s overrule had been widely expected by experts, who had argued it had adopted a “strange” interpretation of state-based planning bylaws.
“Our supporters can now feel free: who could ever have predicted this to be an issue in our campaign for federal parliament?” Ms Daniel told The New Daily.
Mr Wilson even insinuated some of his electors were “lawbreakers”, and encouraged other residents to dob them in to him personally.
Goldstein has been in Liberal hands since its inception – despite a major swing at the last election the party sits on a two-party-preferred margin of nearly 58 per cent.
But senior Liberals are now tipping the seat to fall, not even mostly because of the sitting member’s “mystifying” support for a move to impose criminal sanctions on electors in the affluent areas but also under the strength of the campaign run by Ms Daniel, who is on the vanguard of a new electoral politics.
That Mr Wilson ever took such an unlikely yet provocative tack has become a widely used example of the depth of the party’s fears.
And he is joined around the country.
Prominent examples of seats facing independent challenge have recently focused on Bronwyn Bishop’s old seat of Mackellar in North Sydney and Josh Frydenberg’s seat of Kooyong. Colleagues say that increasing and irregular outbursts from Dave Sharma show how tenuous his hold on Wentworth is.
But the weekend’s state election in South Australia was yet another reminder, if it were needed, that the groundswell is growing nationally.
Independents had an unusually prominent role in last weekend’s election due to a number of government MPs moving to parliament’s cross-bench at the beginning of the most recent term.
But as counting continues in seats such as Finniss, where Lou Nicholson continues to hold on to a win-making swing of 17.5 per cent, experts say a greater threat to Liberals from independents is now all but assured.
That has particular implications for several seats but particularly Boothby, the federal marginal Liberal seat which will face a spirited challenge from Jo Dyer. Rebekha Sharkie, the crossbench MP currently representing the blue-blood seat of Mayo, is proof such shifts can happen and that the ingredients for their rise have long been observable.
Political scientists say the growing share of the independent vote in recent decades can be explained by a range of factors, including disengagement from political parties, a growing proportion of the electorate deciding who to vote for as they drive to the polling booth, and also the end of a compelling reformist era in national politics.
The successful showing of the independent challengers so far has inspired criticism, particularly from outlets linked to News Corporation.
Some such stories have gone close to alleging that the independents are a convenient decentralised cover for a grouping of Labor-aligned independents seeking to sneak into parliament under false pretences.
The presence of former staffers from Labor and the activist group GetUp in a company used by some for campaign services has been cited as further evidence that the independents are in fact aligned.
But University of South Australia Professor Rob Manwaring takes precisely the opposite view. He argues that fissures between moderate and right-wing factions within South Australian Liberals also present federally have weakened the party, but also created openings on policy that are especially apt to be exploited by independent moderates.
For her part, Ms Daniel, a former ABC journalist who says she voted for Liberal Malcolm Turnbull in 2016 before dropping her support for him over his failure to progress economic and environmental reform, says the movement owes nothing to any party.
“This is not about politics as we know it,” she said.
She also notes that because independents have no organisational or financial support around them, they begin at a massive electoral disadvantage.
Sharing ideas and broader fundraising structures makes sense, she said.
But she stressed that the overwhelming majority of contributions to her campaign come from local individuals, and her policy platform reflects issues that have been of pressing concern to local people.
While Ms Daniel agrees that some former Liberals are disillusioned by the failure to combat climate change and install a federal anti-corruption watchdog, she believes her platform follows no party line.
“I have absolutely no tilt toward either party whatsoever,” she said.
“People are not looking for me to be a political representative, it’s about having someone who listens and who advocates for them.”
Ukrainian Woman Interviewed on French News Station reveals on the ground information not aligning with French interviewers puppet masters spin-doctoring script
An excellent well researched video that should wake up even the most TV and phone manipulated and addicted drones in society. Sorry for the bad language over which we have no control.
The Victorian police came knocking at reporter Avi Yemini’s home to THREATEN him with JAIL if he doesn’t take down a news video that we recently published. But Avi’s refusing to cower: WATCH & SHARE what they’re so desperate to hide.