Category Archives: Quotidian

Labor won’t have it Albaneasy

Andrew L. Urban. Eating soup with your (unnatural) right hand when you are (naturally) left handed is very difficult; you’re bound to spill some. A lot, maybe. Anthony Albanese might reflect on that as he picks up his Labor leadersoup … Continue reading

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Landslide reversed, danger averted

Andrew L. Urban. It was Labor’s political owl Graham Richardson, who, just a couple of weeks before the event, was promoting his presence on Sky’s election night panel, promising to be smiling, at last, over a Labor landslide. Oh, dunno, … Continue reading

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Fear and loathing in Australia 2019

Andrew L. Urban. The scariest story of this election campaign was published in The Australian on June 13, 2019: The Queensland ports contract worker who tripped up Bill Shorten on Labor’s tax plan for high-income earners has been suspended and … Continue reading

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Stupid goes mainstream, global

Andrew L. Urban To understand American politics, the late Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Charles Krauthammer noted, you have to recognise that the right thinks the left is stupid and the left thinks the right is evil. It’s not only in … Continue reading

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What budding (and ageing) socialists need to know

Andrew L. Urban. It is the greatest, most tragic of ironies that those on the political Left, especially America’s election hopefuls such as old ‘should-know-better’ Bernie Sanders and political toddler Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are proposing the kind of society that has … Continue reading

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Mueller’s poisoned chalice

Andrew L. Urban. I mean, how would you feel, having spent almost two years and over $30 million dollars (US), trying to prove that Donald Trump’s campaign was actively (somehow illegally) colluding with Vladimir Putin and his team of spies … Continue reading

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Bettina Arndt is getting through

Bettina Arndt’s campaign to spread the truth about aggro-feminism and the fraudulent claims of a culture of rape in Australian universities is getting some mainstream traction, as it should. The most recent example was on Tuesday, December 4, when Channel … Continue reading

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Feeling v thinking

Andrew L. Urban. Why do all our favourite, talented (eg Jim Carrey, Richard Gere), much acclaimed film stars (eg Meryl Streep, Sally Field) and actors of lesser fame get so emotionally extreme politically – especially about Donald Trump? Why is … Continue reading

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Beware: gay bullies about

Andrew L. Urban. Love is not love, obviously, when a small activist minority of gay bullies intimidate a husband and wife publishing team into closing their business, as happened to Luke and Carla Burrell, the Christian publishers of White magazine. … Continue reading

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Election notes: target Labor’s incompetence

Andrew L. Urban. A standard political tactic (of all sides) is to paint your opponents as inhumane or wreckers and wilful destroyers of Australian well-being and happiness. This rings false and voters sense it. It sounds ridiculous, if you think … Continue reading

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