Graph: Reagan’s Recovery vs. Obama’s “Recovery”

by on 23 April, 2014

It’s almost like conservative economic policies do in fact work.

Via IJReview

reaganvsobamaConsider these three important comparisons of economic indicators, then and now:

- Unemployment was at 10.8% versus 7.7%

- Inflation (Consumer Price Index) was at 13.5% versus 2.7%

- Interest rates (prime rate) was at 21.5% versus 3.25%

In other words, Reagan inherited a bigger mess than Obama.


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Bendigo Bank – only angels need apply

by on 23 April, 2014


Jack London

“The Right” does not mean it is “Just”!

It is time to take a step back in the Bendigo Bank shemozzle and see just what the problem is here.

It has nothing to do with the building of a mosque, it has nothing to do with Bendigo Bank lending the money to build a mosque, but it has everything to do with whether or not the bank has set itself up as an arbiter of the attitudes morals and background of its depositors or customers.

A local solicitor has put his head over the fence and came down as saying that the bank is on pretty strong ground. I beg to differ.

It is perfectly true, as he implies, that discrimination is only actionable under the legislation if it falls under certain headings. If Bendigo refused to open an account with a Catholic or a Muslim simply because they were Catholics or Muslims they would be in more trouble than a girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius. And if the customer was discriminated against because she was an Eskimo lesbian Methodist nursing mother with a glass eye and a wooden leg who was Kevin Rudd’s press agent, the Bank would have to flee the country.

Full story via Morning Mail

Rudd’s reign: Harvard, the UN, the Pontiff next?

by on 22 April, 2014

kevKevin Rudd may prance about on the international stage and suck a willing Australian media into his obvious spin but the ordinary bloke on the street knows that Rudd’s insatiable ego would be driving the man’s lobbying to replace Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary-General in 2016.

Another burnt out political flop, the magisterial Boob Carr has stuck his nose into the matter with:

Former foreign minister Bob Carr believes the United Nations could do with a dose of Kevin Rudd’s “legendary forcefulness”.

Why anyone would listen to Carr given his record of political disasters beggars belief, maybe he has a dose of guilt for the past when he added of Rudd:

“I think the forcefulness Kevin showed sometimes in selling a case might be considered by some in the UN as an advantage.” …”Climate change, arms control, protection of marine environment were things that appealed.”

There is more. Proving that bullshit can baffle brains, Kevin-07 has, in a stroke of his pen, reduced the collective IQ’s of the administrative board of revered, US Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School of Government.

Full story via Morning Mail

In the best interests of the child…

by on 20 April, 2014

same-sexby Jack London

Germany’s Angela Merkel has a one line response to gay marriage.


Simply put, Merkel has appreciated that homosexuals and lesbians in many cases want to go the next step and, one way or another, get a baby or young child.

And, expanding her “no”, she says that it is not in the best interest of a child.

Since Russia has ruled that there will be no adoptions by gay partners, and since the sources of children available for adoption has dried up everywhere else, the way forward for male gays is to pay someone to provide a womb and harvest the baby. Female gays sometimes provide a their own womb.

Sounds simple. How about twin girls with three mothers? Still simple?
Once redefining what a ‘mother’ is, the world is beginning to see same sex parenting has more turns and twists than a corkscrew.

Full story via Morning Mail

Happy Easter

by on 18 April, 2014

easterMenzies House management and editors wish its readers and contributors a safe and happy Easter.

“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” —Dave Barry

The day the Premier resigned

by on 16 April, 2014

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has been found to have received a $3,000 bottle of 1959 Penfolds Grange as a gift, which he failed to declare, and failed to admit to ICAC, conveniently suffering from memory failure, and has accordingly resigned this morning.

Before all thoughts move to who will move on up into the top spot, our anti-lockout friends at I’m Not The Problem Barry – No Lockouts NSW have been taking advantage of this scintillating story to have a bit of a laugh. The full gallery is here, but some of my favourites are below!








The Looming Great Green Tax You Didn’t Even Know About!

by on 15 April, 2014

Green tape is strangling Aussie businesses, killing jobs and driving up costs for consumers and it’s time the Federal Government honoured its commitment to make Australia open for business again.

And repealing a stealth green tax about to be made law is the perfect place to start.

In the dying days of the Gillard government, great new green tax was rushed through parliament – and you probably didn’t even know about it! But believe me, it will cost you big.

Under the guise of “illegal logging” up to 17,000 Aussie businesses could be forced to shut down due to the high cost of this act with a total cost of up to $340 million, and prices for consumers will go up, up, up.

Unless we act now, this will come into law in November.

Like with most “green projects” This will do absolutely NOTHING to save the environment. And of course, the Gillard Government never costed it, there was no regulatory impact statement,  no cost- benefit analysis, parliament never examined the regulations – it was just pushed through.

Only one group will benefit from this – Green “Certification” companies, who have just hit the jackpot.

The UN begging bowl

by on 14 April, 2014

volt-300x257There is hardly a day goes past now that there is evidence that citizens of the world are switching off on ‘global warming’ and ‘climate change’.

Nevertheless, in the humid disconnected dingbat world of the United Nations every other day is spent on a press release sticking out the begging bowl to deal with ‘global warming’.

But the very term, ‘global warming’ is passe and so is ‘climate change’, though Fairfax has to find out about it.

Yes, ‘global warming’ is gone and the new mantra is ‘climate resilience’ – which means anything you please so long as it plugs money into the UN.

The UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon has announced that malaria, Ukraine, the Syrian civil war, refugees, Muslim terrorism, are not key issues. He has prioritised ‘climate resilience’ as the key issue that leads a strong half-dozen global crises.

In furtherance of this loony dream, Ban told a gathering of finance ministers this weekend that they have a “catalytic role to play” to shape a new financial model to make “low carbon” investments attractive to institutional investors.

Full story: Morning Mail

Bendigo Bank deals in more than money

by on 13 April, 2014

bendigoCurrently playing to a wide audience in Bendigo, Victoria is what might be the pre-cursor of what all Australians understand “democracy” to mean. The administrators of the Bendigo Bank in that City has drawn well deserved flack for their dictatorial discrimination over who can have an account in their bank by closing the account of a group of citizens that opposed the building of a $3 million Muslim Mosque to service about 150 families.

The bank responded with statements of religious freedom, discrimination, racism and all the usual mouthed PC platitudes and babble about tolerance and inclusion. No doubt they are experiencing a severe backlash and account closures if social media means anything.

Since the PC brigade re-wrote the meaning of “democracy” the social rule, and according to some in the judiciary, “democracy” means “minorities prevail” and the majority should feel ashamed. They need to be reminded of the word meaning still in most dictionaries:

Full story via Morning Mail

You put your left foot in…

by on 11 April, 2014

carr1Australians all are splitting their sides at Bob the Builder Carr’s diary and his rationale for ratting on Gillard. There are rich pickings indeed, or as the military say ‘a target rich environment’. But there is a slant no one else has picked up on—how the Sydney Morning Herald had misjudged what its readers thought about Bob.
The scalding reaction from the readers forced Granny Herald to change the headline in the on-line Herald over and over,  and to finally hide the story away altogether, and get in step with other media.

Here is the full story.