We have a country that is travelling well and most are doing better than most elsewhere in the world.
What I have notice, most of the nominations come from the right or media.
“….Surely there should have been a category for Media Whinger of the year, perhaps Newspaper commentariat whinger of the Year, certainly Newspaper Whinger of the Year and Shock Jock whinger of the year, and a sub-category Political whinger of the year for politicians other than Tony Abbott …
Isn’t that the whole point of handicapping favourites? Wouldn’t Abbott be content with Attack Dog of the Year? Foxes and day-old chickens a speciality…
“……….And so it’s time again for our gala ceremony to announce the Australian Whinger of the Year. I got more than 400 emails from readers last week, most agreeing with my short list of Tony Abbott, the retailer Gerry Harvey, those meddlesome priests George Pell and Fred Nile, and the moaning, mining magnates Twiggy Forrest and Gina Rinehart…………..
……………Tony Abbott does not. Like his mentor John Howard, he plays to our base instincts of greed, selfishness and fear. He wallows in the politics of NO, apeing the hysteria of the shock jocks: we are on the brink of economic disaster; climate change is ”crap”; we are ”threatened” by gays and left-wing social engineering; a flood of ”illegals” is swamping our borders.
We have the ”worst government in our history”, he howls, blithely ignoring Billy McMahon’s Coalition shambles of the 1970s and Arthur Fadden’s wartime conservatives of 1941, who collapsed in a heap after just 40 days in office………………..”
Read more here.
“…THE self-acclaimed left-wing media have not had a good week.
In the UK, the self-righteous Guardian, which Private Eye used to sneer at as “the Grauniad”, has been dragged to confess it was wrong to claim reporters from the now-extinct News Of The World had deleted messages from a missing girl’s mobile phone, leading her parents to believe that she might still have been alive.
The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald reprinted The Guardian’s fabrications. The ABC’s Media Watch jumped onto the bandwagon………..”
Yes, according to Ackermann, wrong, wrong. Nevertheless, is it?
“………….Is James Murdoch Running Out of Denials?…………..”
“…….Yet the public love Akker Dakker. Why at the time of writing, Akker Dakker’s piece had a single, solitary note from a fan, one Peter of Adelaide, who can see the truth as Akker Dakker sees it:
The Left has certainly done very serious damage to Australia. This includes the Age, smh, the ABC and the Guardian. Thanks for exposing more of these disasters.
Indeed it’s simply impossible to calculate the infinite damage The Guardian has done to Australia, but somehow a certified master black belt of whinging like Akker Dakker will find a way …”
“…………..JULIA Gillard’s cabinet reshuffle was provoked by her need to look competent, tough and decisive.
Instead it has made her look incompetent, weak and indecisive.
She is ending her year looking like a comic book character pulling the rug from under her own feet. Her hold on the party is less than tenuous and disunity is death. Martin Ferguson ducked attempts to have him commit to Gillard’s leadership, saying only that he was loyal to the ALP.
But the real foment is taking place in the senate. While most Australians have little understanding of the upper house, its members do matter, particularly in party politics. Do not forget that the putsches that removed both her predecessor Kevin Rudd and the former opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull had their genesis in the senate – and Labor senators are grumbling…..”
Is this true; is our PM so weak and incompetent? Could many of our so-called journalists have imagination that would make four year olds proud.
I get the feeling that the last twelve months have been one of whining and complaining by many. Whinges that have little connection to reality or what has occurred.
One has to ignore and deny much of what the Gillard government to conclude the media and the Opposition have arrived at. It is more than being one eyed; one has to be deaf and blind.
Has it been the year of the whingers? Who are the biggest whingers?