Urgent request for heritage listing on these threatened Wayne Swan videos


(World's Greatest Treasurer Wayne Swan features on Low IQ magazine's cover - source Twitter)

Do you have the smarts to extract video from YouTube and repost it?

Your country needs you!

These magnificent examples of The World's Greatest Treasurer's economic expertise at work are threatened with removal - by The Labor Party - from YouTube.

Let's work together to save them from destruction!  If you know how to download the videos and can repost them to YouTube you'd be doing Australia a great service.


Enquiries of Melbourne's youth as to killing Lauren Southern

Ms Southern's schtick is very popular - this video of her excursion in Melbourne a day or so ago has been watched 207,000 times.

She appears to have avoided the "far-right" tag in the press reports I've read and is most often referred to as a professional provocateur.  It's quite fitting.

Here's the agent-provocateur pretending not to be herself.

Tickets are available if you'd care to see more of her:



The CFMEU/Labor Party's police force in Victoria now targeting free speech

Tim Andrews and the Australian Taxpayers' Alliance are running an important campaign against the CFMEU/Labor Party's police force in Victoria.

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Victorian Police have just announced that they will charge Canadian speaker Lauren Southern a staggering $68,000 after violent thugs threatened to protest her talk in Melbourne.

That’s right: A law-abiding speaker giving a legal speech is being charged because of threats by rabid far-left activists.

Protecting people from violence literally is the core duty of the police (and one VicPolice seem to be failing at consistently). To charge the law-abiding because of the threats made against them makes a complete mockery of our legal system.

These protests are organised by the “Campaign Against Racism and Fascism” (CARF) – an organisation started by members of the radical Socialist Alternative, which previously had members arrested for violently attacking attendees at a speech last year  and has already created a “Solidarity And Defence Fund” to defend members arrested for violence.

It doesn’t matter if you agree with Lauren or disagree with her. This goes to the very heart of freedom of speech in Australia. If the police can force someone to pay $68,000 or else be silent, then freedom of speech in Australia is dead.

Make no mistake: The Victorian Police literally want to charge someone $68,000 to exercise the right to freedom of speech because of threats made AGAINST them. If anyone should pay the bill, it should be the protestors who are the once threatening violence.  

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights state “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

This is the behaviour of tin-pot dictatorships, not a free society like Australia.


Greg Thomson, fmr Sky/Fox sports guy and grog-fuelled-fiascos-finalist resigns

Here's some commentary we prepared earlier.


Another finalist in the grog-fuelled fiascos file.

That's Sky News (possibly former) sports guy Greg Thomson proving the wisdom of the Confucian saying "If you drink and mike you're a bloody idiot".

Mr Thomson must have tied a ripper on - he was hosting a lunchtime event.

The unfortunate organisation on whose behalf Thomson was MCing was Inala:

Inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner, Inala was established in 1958 as a school for children with intellectual disabilities. Today Inala is a community supporting over 200 adults living with disability with a reputation for the excellence, warmth and individual care given to clients and their families. We are proud to be celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2018.

I can't imagine the $10,000 sponsors or $2,500 corporate table purchasers would have been terribly impressed.  Mr Thomson may be in need of some charity himself.

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Wayne Swan and the ACTU working out how to dismantle capitalism!

What a great night out that'd be!

Wayne Swan and the ACTU discussing neoliberalism and "trickle-down economics".

I had to look them both up:

  • Neoliberalism is a modified form of liberalism tending to favor free-market capitalism.
  • The term "trickle-down" originated as a joke by humorist Will Rogers and today is often used to criticize economic policies which favor the wealthy or privileged while being framed as good for the average citizen.

So we have Wayne-the-joke-Treasurer discussing a joke about economics while Nadine Flood from the public sector union works out how to dismantle capitalism!

Bewdy Newk!

By the way, here's the damage capitalism has wreaked on poverty.

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Tommy Robinson to stay in jail until at least the end of July after contempt appeal hearing

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Here's The Independent's report:

Judges are considering an attempt by English Defence League (EDL) founder Tommy Robinson to be freed from prison.

The far-right leader, who is appearing under his real name of Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, was jailed in May after he broke blanket reporting restrictions on an ongoing set of trials by discussing them in a Facebook Live video.

A judge at Leeds Crown Court said Robinson admitted contempt of court and jailed him for a total of 13 months.

But his barrister told the Court of Appeal Robinson should be freed from prison and have his sentence "quashed" after arguing that criminal procedure rules had been broken.

Jeremy Dein QC argued that a judge at Leeds Crown Court should have adjourned the case to give Robinson further time with lawyers, and to respond to each allegation in detail, rather than jailing him within hours of the video being broadcast.

He also argued that the 13-month sentence handed down was "manifestly excessive" and may have been lower if a barrister was able to properly mitigate on his behalf.

The Lord Chief Justice said he and two other judges would consider the submissions and hope to come to a judgement by the end of July.


 I am indebted to Matthew Scott of https://twitter.com/Barristerblog whose live Tweets (which the Lord Chief Justice specifically ordered could be made from the court room) I've summarised here: