Tasmanian Governor Underwood must go today!

peterTasmanian Governor Peter Underwood is an utter  disgrace to the office he holds. His personal views about war are fine, if he keeps them personal and does not spray them from the pulpit during an ANZAC Day Dawn Service.

Such an insensitive and cruel delivery on a day of remembrance for those who gave their lives for this nation can only be appeased by his immediate resignation. Underwood has foolishly chosen the wrong time to advance his personal ideology.

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Courtesy of all Labor voters—thanks a lot!

brokeWe were warned for years about Labor’s profligacy but the lies and spin from Rudd, Gillard, Swan and indeed any Labor figure that fronted the media have now come home to roost—reality can no longer be avoided.
All but the “I’ll vote Labor forever ‘cause me dad did” crowd feared what a change of government would discover when they were handed the keys to the national vault. So bad is the situation that few could have imagined the extent of a financial carnage that has still not been fully determined.
Nevertheless, a travesty it is, and any political party incompetent enough to cause such fiscal wound to the nation should be stripped of all assets and deregistered lest they ever get their hands on the levers of power again.
This article in  The Australian makes a fitting headstone on the grave of a social scourge that must never be repeated—ever again!

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Bendigo Bank – only angels need apply


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.

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

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…

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.

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Happy Easter

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 UN begging bowl

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.

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Bendigo Bank deals in more than money

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:

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You put your left foot in…

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.

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AEC: all credibility lost!

voter_apathy_431035-300x214Wilkie Collins offers an opinion not so far mentioned as WA election commentators try to explain the rise and fall of poll results. As the writer points out, the true reason for voter behaviour may well be hidden with those that refused to vote and the informal votes. Interesting reading to be sure.


Lucky for the Australian Electoral Commission they were not on the ballot paper for the WA Senate. A result of 6 votes would show what Western Australia thinks of them. And a shame there wasn’t a Disgusted Party.
Depending on preferences the Disgusted Party would have got at least one, and more likely two, Senate seats.
In round figures 30% of Western Australia did not turn out to vote. 
The extreme right hand column is the percentage turnout – it is not an optical illusion.

Division State Enrolled Turnout %
Brand WA 102,974 72,660       70.56
Canning WA 104,821 72,653    69.31
Cowan WA 97,382 69,085        70.94
Curtin WA 95,558 65,017         68.04
Durack WA 92,100 57,047       61.94
Forrest WA 99,095 74,994      75.68
FremantleWA 102,871 71,796 69.79
Hasluck WA 100,208 66,138  66.00
Moore WA 98,827 69,323       70.15
O’ConnorWA 95,611 67,951     71.07
Pearce WA 104,858 69,451      66.23
Perth WA 96,591 64,520          66.80
StirlingWA 97,422 64,360       66.06
Swan WA 96,618 63,219           65.43
Tangney WA 95,690 69,252    72.37
TOTAL 1,480,626 1,017,466     68.72
So how does it compare with previous turnouts?
Since 1925 the average turnout has been in the low 90%’s. It was, in round figures again, 93% in the last election. Why so low?
Battle fatigue, voter fatigue, are the words being shifted around.

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