Our Parliament is shaming the nation. What must children think, seeing MPs name-calling like this - abusing people as Hitler Youth, mocking their marriage breakups and accusing staff of sleeping around? And Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten still had the hide today to call on schools to crack down on bullies. My editorial on The Bolt Report.
Nothing shames Bolt because he's simply not one of "us".
"And Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten still had the hide today to call on schools to crack down on bullies."Bolt
He proves it himself when he seems to be calling for Safe Parliament but he's the foremost denier of the same when it comes to Safe Schools. Bolt would find himself a fish out of water in a Safe School or a Safe Society totally unwanted standing out for what he really is.
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TRUMP VS OUR LEADERS: NO CONTEST. CHECK THE ECONOMYMining tycoon Gina Rinehart compares Australia to much-mocked Trump's America. Only one can boast of this: "Business optimism is at an all-time high; ... Wages are rising with the usual weekly paycheck for the median worker rising by its fastest rate in nearly a decade; ... The unemployment rate is at the lowest it’s been in 17 years..." We lose.3mLet's ask who is doing the talking here it's not Andrew Bolt but Gina Rinehart and the in America it's a celebration by the Koch bros. Warren Buffett isn't impressed because he knows he will be given a $29 Billion dollar windfall that won't go into the expansion of his businesses but will go back into dividends for his shareholders and buying back shares in his own companies. Yes, the share market is booming but the share market does not represent the $40 million Americans living below the poverty line. It does pay for the parties at the Trump resorts. The 2.4 million jobs well it's not among coal miners as coal mines are closing faster under Trump in his first year than in the first three years of Obama's administration. Trump has put a 30% levy on renewables to stop them in their tracks and they are still expanding and creating jobs faster than any other industry. So the big hooray for Trump by Rinehart is in fact little more than the big scam that's currently being realised in America.Like the Koch bros who are spending $20mill to celebrate the American Taz Plan when they stand to gain $1.4 Billion dollars from it a drop in the bucket of a massive trickle up. It's a bit like the French before the Revolution
USA 's Stock Market Crashed Today Notice Andrew Bolt didn't draw any attention to that.
As for Trump's claims
The Pinocchio TestAs a general rule of thumb, the Fact Checker automatically assigns Two Pinocchios for claims that a president is responsible for job growth. That kind of statement simply lacks context — and ignores the fact that it takes time and effort for presidential policies to work their way through a country as large as the United States. Trump’s rhetoric, suggesting he is personally responsible for 1 million jobs being created, almost pushes it to a three. But at its core, this is a statement that lacks a lot of context about how the U.S. economy functions.
EPA HAILS "EMERGING ELDERS". LOSES BRAINS"Lesbian and gay" accreted shout-out subgroups until it became LGBTIQ. Likewise, the Victorian Government is finding newsubgroups to acknowledge in the tag under its correspondence. What is an "emerging elder"? Aboriginal children? Younger Aborigines whose views it approves? And is there really no diversity too wild for this government to accept?
"But does it also "embrace" all the other forms of diversity? Does it also accept the smart and the dumb, the honest and the criminal, the caring and the pedophile?
And does the EPA also embrace all forms of diversity in the global warming debate - not just the alarmist but the sceptic?
I know the EPA is signalling its virtue, but I don't know that it is at all clear about what its slogan means."Bolt
Well coming from the mouth of Andrew Bolt the meaning is quite clear it accepts the diversity to very opposite of what he does next to none. The smart are those judged for who they know like Bolt but not for what they know. Bolt didn't need to know much at all in his effortless glide up the social ladder. We see that in Bolt's denial of the "experts", the educated, like the methodology of science and what it has provided. To Bolt it's just another Religion a means to reduce science facts and reasoned debate to his base level of ignorance. No Bolt purely believes in the history of inheritance, wealth and it's accumulation more often than not by a non-productive elite. His personal social climb is one that mirrors unrequired intelligence. He simply supports the culture of capital, investment and its accumulation by an arm of non-productive society who use him as their tool. What does Bolt produce?
Yes the EPA does embrace the good bad and ugly the sceptics that 3% of scientists that are welcome to put their research to the test in peer-reviewed publications. Just as Bolt is welcome to test his arguments in a real debating forum rather than a mock one. That's test that even Bolt passes up on. Facts data and reason versus his 90% Bolt Report space allocated to little more than boosting denialist opinion.
The EPA slogan means it will even operate knowing that it's confronted by the likes of Bolt financed by little more than corporate lobby and the merry band of who he knows but who know only their short-term profits and interests. It's Me club versus the We Club that defines and differentiates the EPA
NOT TRUMP AND RUSSIA. TRY SANDERS AND THE ALPForget the fake news about Donald Trump colluding with Russia. The real news is Bernie Sanders colluding with the Australian Labor Party: "The FEC ruled ... that the Australian Labor Party paid for volunteers to fly to America to volunteer for Sanders’ campaign... The FEC ordered the campaign to hand over roughly $14,500 in civil penalties."3mThis is the quality of Andrew Bolt's work dragging up old news as if it were new. The new News Trump has declared that he was preparing to run for his second term in office. Yet given the evidence that the Russians did interfere in the 2016 election why hasn't Trump done anything to ensure it won't occur and be repeated again. Surely that alone is evidence of preparation to collude in the next election by doing nothing. Trump doesn't want 2020 to be any different to 2016. Is he still denying Russian interference didn't exist? Or it might not have had a bearing on the election. Bolt is just deflecting to something that definitely had no bearing on the outcome. Typical of Bolt isn't it in his debating style trying to move the goal posts. Did Australia know Bolt was Indigenous too?
SCHOOLS SHAMEVictorian school principals are undermined when imposing discipline. One: "A high school principal has quit over fears for his students, after his decision to expel a student who made threats with a knife was overturned." Two: A schoolgirl who plotted to poison a fellow student had her expulsion overturned. Her intended victim left school instead.
How typical of Bolt complaining about the forest of single events the current school culture enables but don't for heaven sake change the culture by instigating the Safe Schools Program. It beggars belief that Bolt demands the change of Culture of our Parliament to make it Safe but denies the same for our Schools.Hypocrisy is that standard, flag flown by those that really want nothing done only some tighter controls of those named.
KEENAN JOINS SHAME FILE OF MPS ACTING BADLYJustice Minister Michael Keenan's refusal in Question Time to answer questions about police raids on Bill Shorten's former union office was so arrogant: “'Mr Speaker,' he began, indicating Labor members, 'I am not going to be cross-examined by him and neither will I be cross-examined by him, and in fact, I won’t be cross-examined by any of them.'”
Not a word by Bolt on changing the Culture of the Parliament but all the time in the world to criticize what some MPs do when admonishing each other. Bolt proves himself when he opens his mouth generally offering nothing new. The TAS Liberals secretly put out a policy to win over country voters and that's weakening the States gun laws. Bolt's a media man he's said nothing just kept banging on about MPs personal behaviors. Had it been a Labor Policy Bolt would have had something to say. The charge of sexual abuse has been dropped against George Pell on any other day Bolt would be beating out the message I told you so. Despite the charges dropped is not an indication of innocence. Pell was head of an organization of "enablers" that failed to stop a culture of behaviour that permitted sexual abuse of children and in those cases where that abuse was revealed treated the victims poorly while protecting and not changing the organization. Victims were in fact threatened. Bolt has no qualms in attacking Aboriginal Elders and pointing to bad behaviour calling it a trend enabled by a culture but not so the Catholic Church. Bolt's tack like the Church and other organizations tends to be not systemic not a Cultural Characteristic but an individual momentary glitch that's been fixed. However not so if your a minority in his crosshairs and there are plenty of those who Bolt doesn't treat just as individuals that's for sure. Then it's a characteristic of a well specified Bolt group he has come to regard a weed.George Pell has been withdrawn because the accuser has died.
Pell will face a four-week committal hearing beginning on Monday to determine if he stands trial on charges involving multiple complainants. He denies the charges.