Dacka's Razor

Back blogging at Dacka's Razor

Whoa... this feels a little weird.

It's been 2 years, 3 months, 25 days since my last post and it's fair to say that a few things have changed but a lot of what used to get me riled up is still pretty much the same, if not a little worse.

So I have decided to once again take up the pen or more accurately the keyboard and release my thoughts from the small padded cell that is my brain and let them roam the dusty back roads of the interwebs.

I am planning on expanding my blogging to other areas, not just politics as I found a diet too rich in politics is not good for one's health.

I have also experienced much in the past 2 years that is a little on the sad side but not that unusual so there is a rich vein of subject matter outside of politics that begs to be discussed.

However, as most will know, my thoughts and ideas are seldom the stuff made of sugar and spice, and all things nice, so there will be plenty of interesting diatribes being sent forth into the interweb ether from hereon in.

Don't say that I didn't warn you.


Leftard navel gazing

This is a comment from James over at Catallaxy Files in response to Henry Ergas’ post A lost search for silver liningswhich looks at the washup from the election.

The inevitable navel gazing is currently infecting not only the ALP but also their acolytes at Their ABC, Fairfax mastheads The Age and SMH and various left leaning commercial TV station commentators such as Laurie “Jabba the Hut” Oakes, Mark “Don’t write crap” Riley and Peter “I really wish I was born in Russia” Bourgono

Let’s see what pearl of lefty wisdom James has gleaned from watching and reading the post election analysis of these oh-so-obviously left leaning media types.

So according to the television:

The ALP was awesomeness but Just got disunity n stuff.

The big businesses and da evil Murdoch tricked the voters into voting out an awesome party of economic geniuses who could not tell everyone how awesomeness they were because of disunity.

Rudd is awesome for doing so well, but bad because of disunity.

Most importantly the ALP has never been wrong about anything.

Sounds about right given the mutterings I have seen and heard from leftards that I know. LOL

Ruddy-made excuses

300896-kevin-ruddStuck in a pickle and not sure what to say when someone is asking you the hard questions?

Why not use the Liberal's handy Ruddy-made Excuse Generator?

Too ruddy funny...

Paul Murray calls it as he sees it... and I agree

It's a pity that more people don't subscribe to Foxtel and more the pity that more people don't watch SkyNews, in particular PM Live, because Paul Murray often nails it.

Yesterday's editorial is smack bang on the money about the sycophantic coverage afforded to Kevin Rudd, contrasted with the never ending gotcha hunting of Tony Abbott's every utterance.

I seriously cannot bring myself to watch commercial TV and I gave up on the ALPBC years ago.

The sooner this farce of an election is over the better.

A cancer on democracy... or at least it used to be when someone else did it. Not now though....

Kevin RuddKevni Jong Ill has been pretty busy over the past few weeks, flitting here, there and everywhere trying to be everything to everyone.

It turns out that being everything to everyone is pretty hard, especially when most of your announcements are nothing more than poorly considered thought bubbles such as the PNG "solution" and changes to FBT governance.

The one thing that is clear as a pair of bollocks on a red kangaroo is that Kevin Rudd is a political chameleon like no other that we have seen.

A shockingly duplicitous individual who will say and do anything that will garner him support from whomever he is talking to at that moment, whether that support be timeless as the rising of the sun or as fleeting as a snowflake in hell.

Back in 2007 Kevin Rudd appeared on ABC’s 7:30 Report as Opposition Leader in the lead up to the election and made his position on Government advertising very clear, stating unequivocally that he considered it to be:

..a sick cancer within our system, It’s a cancer on democracy.

Fast forward to 2013,  Rudd is trying to con the Australian public, again, by saying one thing when it suits him and doing another later on, again when it suits his weathervane like persona.

stoptheboatsContrary to many years of bipartisan Parliamentary tradition, Labor has decided to ignore the Caretaker Conventions which came into affect on Monday when the election was formalised to continue its $30 million advertising campaign that promotes it's PNG "solution" not only overseas but also, more importantly, here in Australia.

There is no concern over the international advertising for that is where the "asylum seekers" are coming from but there is concern that the domestic advertising cannot adequately be expected to be targeted solely at the families of potential asylum seekers already residing in Australia.

Instead many have argued that the key demographic that the ads are aiming at are low information swinging voters living in Australia's marginal electorates, most notably in Western Sydney which is a key area of resettlement for refugees and immigrants alike.

In my opinion that is not an unrealistic assumption and plays a large part in Labor's strategy on PNG.  They don't really want to stop the boats, they just want to get the votes.

Once that pesky election is over then Labor most likely will flip 180 degrees again and do exactly the opposite to what it expressly promised, just as Peter Garrett infamously admitted prior to winning office.

Under the caretaker conventions, the Government is required to consult with the Opposition over taxpayer-funded advertising.

News.com.au reports that Tony Abbott on Monday wrote to the Prime Minister and urged him to "cease immediately" taxpayer funded advertising, but this has been ignored by the Government.

The Coalition's shadow attorney-general George Brandis labelled the decision as a

..flagrant breach of the caretaker convention.  This is a scandal. The Government has openly trashed the caretaker conventions

Scott Morrison, the Coalition's immigration spokesman, also echoed Brandis' sentiments and said legal action was "under consideration".

In meantime, the Liberals have launched a petition to try and force the Government to reconsider its decision by weight of public pressure.

In an obvious effort to cause Lefty heads to explode everywhere over another three word slogan, the Liberals have cheekily dubbed the petition Stop the Ads. Voice your concern by adding your name to the petition.

And lest you forget, every illegal boat that enters Australian waters has several impacts;

  1. Displacing other refugees from accessing Australia's substantial humanitarian immigration program
  2. Risk to life and limb for people who come from lands where most have never seen the water let alone know how to swim
  3. Sideline critical Defence resources from doing their real roles
  4. Force people into mandatory detention here in Australia and overseas
  5. Contribute to Australia's continuing Budget blowouts, over $10.8 billion since 2007


I'll be incommunicado for a while

My wife and I have just had our first child on Saturday so the posts will be a bit light on for a little while.

Xavier James Dackiewicz was born 20th July 2013, which coincidently was my 40th birthday, weighing 6lbs 13oz.  Healthy, happy and pretty hungry!

Hats off to my lovely wife, who pushed herself through 25hrs of labour to give the little man the gift of life.  Yet another reason for me to admire and love her.

The whole amazing experience made me realise how tough and resilient she is, as I don't know if I could have gone through that amount of pain and discomfort myself.

I have moved into proud and besotted dad mode pretty quickly, which isn't all that surprising really. Our little man has been a long time coming.

Very happy man, if not just a little sleep deprived at the moment.


Dear Leader's carbon neutral energy policy

Courtesy of Samuel J over at Catallaxy Files comes this great find, exclusive footage of Kevni Jong Il announcing his new carbon neutral energy policy for Australia. (Slight language warning)

Classic! Best impersonation of Dear Leader that I have seen yet.

Funny thing is, it's not too far from the truth!

Kev the Survivor of Kokoda

Our Dear Leader, Kev Jong Il is one tough, resilient bloke.  He's been everywhere and done everything, man... even surviving the infamous Kokoda Track.

I'm sure that my grandfather and his mates really appreciated his input while fighting the Japanese on the Track during World War II.

I think our Dear Leader might have even nursed my dear old Pop through the bout of dysentery that almost finished him off while he was lying in the jungles of PNG.

Fair dinkum, could this bloke be any more insulting to the memory of the many Diggers that fought and died valiantly in PNG jungles or returned home as mere shadows of the men that they used to be than to insinuate that he too was a "survivor of the Kokoda Track" "way back then"?

Kevin Rudd isn't fit to even polish the boots or carry the rucksacks of those indomitable heroes that protected our country, our values and our way of life from the invading Japanese army during those dark days in 1942.

He'd be lucky to be even mentioned in the same breath as those heroes of World War II.

Much like his narcissistic ego, his effrontery knows no bounds.



Vale William Bertrum Gilbert II - RIP Pop x

Are these hacks for real?

Andrew Bolt has an interesting post this morning on Rudd cooling on global warming but it is his update on what the new Treasurer Chris Bowen that really gets my goat.

Bolt's update clearly illustrates Labor's hypocrisy and deceit when it comes to major policy platforms.

As usual Bolt nails it in one, so instead of trying to paraphrase a message that is so succinct I will just leave it to the Bolta...

I’m watching Treasurer Chris Bowen on Meet the Press telling us the carbon tax should go to meet “cost of living” pressures. Telling us that switching to world prices - now just under $6 a tonne - will cut our power bills, and that this is good.

I’m gobsmacked by the utter gall. Astonished that the reporters just nod at the latest version of wisdom from Labor.

This from the Labor Government which earlier:

- passed the carbon tax precisely to increase electricity prices and make us cut emissions,

- spent the last year claiming the carbon tax wasn’t actually a big deal in driving up power prices, anyway.

- swore Australia’s carbon tax wasn’t ahead of the rest of the world, and world prices would soon match it.

- insisted global warming was “the great moral challenge of our generation”, requiring a carbon tax set at a minimum of $23 a tonne to drive the cuts in emissions we needed.

All crap, from a party of liars.

This latest change dumps what Labor wrought just a year ago, at amazing expense and accompanied by massive government advertising. And we’re supposed to applaud its wisdom now that it’s proved an expensive disaster?

Labor are nothing but political weathervanes swinging with the wind.

Just as fickle and just as fleeting as the breeze that blows.