Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Baillieu The Blonk

Ted Baillieu and the Libs managed to get themselves elected in Victoria. This had nothing to do with their policies or suitability to govern. It was just that the state had had enough of an incumbent Labor government that spent more than it earned and spent much effort in attempting to change the society. So there they were with Ted in charge and his clueless mates with him. They had policies or philosophical position, just a desire for power and privilege.

Ted the Clueless could have given something to his supporter base, such as getting rid of the charter of human rights, or dropping grants to leftie arty types, or any number of things. But Ted the Dill chose to do nothing, probably because as a silver tailed toff who mixes with the arty leftie types he had no idea of who his supporter base is.

Now it's finally sinking in that there is a good chance that the Libs could lose the next election so suddenly it's a mad scramble to do something. It's too late to take on major cleanouts of the judiciary and public service or to repeal legislation . So what are they doing?

1 - A dumb idea to make all drivers found over .05 to fit interlocks to their cars. It will not do a thing to reduce death and injury on the road.

2 - Another Dumb idea to ban the use of hands free phones in cars by P Platers. Again it won't do anything. A stupid girl who recently killed herself while texting when driving is trotted out as an example to justify the law. Well texting while driving was an offence when she dies, she chose to disregard the law, why would another law make things better?

3 - Another Law to make tailgating illegal. Dumb, it's already illegal.

None of these laws will make the slightest difference to the road toll. They are just last minute poorly thought out attempts to make Ted the Useless appear to have done something.

I don't want another Labor Government but I can't see that it would be much worse than Ted the Blonk and his mates. How about a government that repeal legislation and inculcates a sense of personal responsibilty in people and let people live as they choose as long as they don't harm others?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

La GILLARD and Music

Via Catallaxy

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Green Philosophy Is Anti Human

At it's heart all green thoughts and ideas are anti human. The greens hate people and civilization. Here is a short article from 'Next Big Future' on the subject. There are many articles available on this theme. Unfortunately the greens are feted by the media and it's rare for their beliefs to be closely examined in the media. It's a fact that the Nazis were a socialist left wing organisation that also held deep seated green ideas. In fact there was little difference between the Communists in Russia and the Socialists in Germany, after Nazi is and abbreviation for National Socialism.

 On February 11, 2013, the Denver Post ran a guest commentary of great clinical interest. In the piece in question, Colorado State University philosophy professor Philip Cafaro advanced the argument that immigration needs to be sharply cut, because otherwise people from Third World nations will come to the United States and become prosperous, thereby adding to global warming.

Cafaro says “And make no mistake: Immigrants are not coming to the United States to remain poor,” warns the philosopher. “Those hundreds of millions of new citizens will want to live as well and consume energy at the same rates as other Americans. . . . What climate change mitigation measures . . . could possibly equal the increased greenhouse gas emissions we would lock in by adding 145 million more new citizens to our population?”

Robert Zubrin notes that according to Cafaro’s liberal argument, the wretched of the Earth must be kept poor wherever they reside, because otherwise they will ruin the weather for the rest of us. Following this logic, the United States should adopt the role of the world’s oppressor, enforcing the continuation of poverty around the globe.

The argument has always been the same:

1. There isn’t enough of x to go around.
2. Therefore human numbers, activities, or liberties must be severely constrained.
3. Those of us enlightened by wisdom must be empowered to do the constraining.
4. And having obtained such power, let’s make the best of it and stick it to those we despise anyway.

All these cases were frauds. Ireland never lacked the capacity to feed its people. During the entire “great famine,” the island continued to produce massive amounts of beef and grain. The Irish just couldn’t afford to buy any of it due to the enforcement of rack-renting, high taxation, and suppression of manufactures. Germany never needed additional living space. It has a bigger population now than it did under the Third Reich, on much less land, yet it has a far higher living standard. Hitler just used the Lebensraum imperative as an excuse for genocide. Contrary to Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich, the world was not overpopulated in 1967. In fact, since that time, as world population has doubled, average GDP per capita has nearly tripled. Yet, unfortunately, that did not stop population-control advocates from obtaining billions of dollars of U.S. taxpayer money to help Third World regimes stop reproduction among their poor, in general, and despised national minorities, in particular. And there is certainly no moral case for limiting carbon emissions.

Paul Ehrlich wrote the population bomb and has been wrongly predicting a starvation doom since the 1960s.

Paul Ehrlich has again repeated his forecast of a food calamity and the only solution is for population control.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

More Gillard/Rudd Incompetence

Another example of the current governments inability to do anything well. However it should be kept in mind that governments anywhere rarely do things well, it's just that Juliar and her crew are spectacularly incompetent. Via Bolt.

"The first train line in Sydney to be paid for and built under the Rudd and Gillard governments opened on Monday, $700 million over budget and three years after it was promised to be finished…
The final cost was about $1 billion. When Mr Albanese announced the start of construction in February 2009, he put a figure of $309 million on the project and a completion date of early 2010."

THREE YEARS LATE AND 700 MILLION MORE THAN THE ORIGINAL BUDGET!!  If this lot were home builders they would have been deregistered and fines years ago.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Obama and Putin, What's the Difference

What do Obama and Russian President Putin have in common? They both like to have photos published which show them engaging in 'manly' activities, they also both like to display their upper bodies.

Putin likes to walk around sans shirt holding a rifle.

Obama likes to pretend that he can shoot skeet.

The trouble is I reckon that the Obama photo is fake. If he were really shooting skeet he would have to aim higher, he would have to lean much harder into the gun to absorb the recoil and what's with the smoke coming out at two angles? I reckon he's just standing there holding a gun and the smoke has been added afterwards and poorly at that. He can't even fake a photo properly. Like everything else associated with him and his presidency it's all sham. Smoke, mirrors and feel good. He's just a flimflam man who sucked people into voting for him and his bunch of crooks.

More Labor Waste

This time from 'The Age' and they love Juliar. It seems that Labor dumb promise to give every secondary student their own laptop has turned to shit, who would of that would happen. It seems that after spending $2.4 BILLION that's right BILLION dollars on student computers there isn't enough money left for other education expenses.

This site - Catallaxy has an excellent short post on the purchasing of these laptops. The government paid about $2505 per laptop and that was buying them in bulk. God knows how much they would have paid if they had bought them in small quantities. From Catallaxy - "Harvey Norman, which is rarely the cheapest place in town, is selling Toshiba Satellite C850/05D Laptops for $698 each. If Garrett had gone to the Harvey Norman website clicked “add to cart” and selected 957,805 computers it comes up with $668,547,890 (try it – it works!) with free pick up at the store or delivery “usually shipping within 2 days”."

That's right even Harvey Norman could have sold them delivery for $698. What a bunch of incompetent idiots. 

I thought RUDD was bad. This lot under that liar GILLARD are by any measure the worst government that this country has had the misfortune to suffer. I suppose that it wasn't technically misfortune as they nearly won a majority of the house. To think that there are still people out there who would vote for them next time. I just don't get it.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

More Government Rules, More Stuff Ups

The trouble with rule making is that the makers only see what they think the results of their rule will be. They rarely if ever consider the unseen results. Here is a classic example.

What's wrong with protecting families from floods?