The biggest news story for years has been a real-life depiction of those classic cartoons, Coyote and Road Runner. In these the Coyote never catches Road Runner even with the increasingly complicated traps he gets by mail order from the ACME corporation. The Democrats and the mainstream media are today’s Coyote with President Trump the much smarter Road Runner. The latest episode mimics the scene where Coyote holds up a parasol against a massive boulder Road Runner has flicked over a cliff.The real-life episode is about the current impeachment inquiry. It’s fake because Coyote Pelosi dares not seek an authorising House resolution because too many congressmen fear they’ll then lose their seats. The impeachment is based on President Trump’s proper suggestion by phone to the Ukrainian President that he investigate both the origins of the Mueller investigation as well as Joe Biden’s boast as Obama’s Vice President that by refusing aid, he’d secured the dismissal of a prosecutor investigating alleged corruption involving his son Hunter. The other coyote is Democrat Adam Schiff, whose lies about his contact with the so-called whistle-blower and the content of the President’s phone call have resulted in the usually on-side Washington Post awarded him ‘Four Pinocchios’.
The boulder over these coyotes’ heads is made up of the fact that polling and financial support for Trump has increased, a Senate conviction would be unobtainable and the the mainstream media has been forced to report the allegations about the massive corruption in the swamp which is Washington, confirming what the rank-and-file have long suspected. This falling boulder could ensure not so much Trump’s re-election, of which there is little doubt, but also GOP domination of both houses.
In the meantime, Donald Trump is threatening the sanity of the hostile Washington media. When a maverick journalist demonstrated how to capture a presidential press conference, and a politician-judge restored his credentials, Road Runner Trump once again escaped the trap. He decided that apart from the unavoidable ones with visiting dignitaries, press conferences are now off-the-agenda.Instead, as he strolls towards Marine One, he deigns to answer a few of the questions from what has become a screeching unseen rabble. All we see is a confident President in total command. The Trump-hating press corps have brought this ultimate indignity on themselves for abandoning responsible journalism.
Worse, in living rooms and bars across the nation, there is a quiet satisfaction among the deplorables about the fate of an establishment who for so long looked down on them for their patriotism, their Bibles, their rejection of global government and of Obama’s plan for the managed decline of America.
It was good to see Prime Minister Morrison denounce world governance through the UN, reflecting the return to the sovereignty of the nation state which Washington-based Gregory R. Copley examined so well in Sovereignty in the 21st Century. Does this mean that the Morrison government will now follow President Trump and withdraw from those treaties which have forced us to have some of the most expensive energy prices in the world and which have been used by governments since Bob Hawke’s to block any serious attempt to harvest water? Only a government fully committed to Australian sovereignty can act to save the remnants of manufacturing and stop the liquidation by the elites of our farmers as if they were Australian kulaks. Act soon, Mr Morrison, very soon.
There is a growing lack of confidence in the Reserve Bank which has yet again reduced interest rates in a vain attempt to revive the economy. All the Bank will achieve is to recharge the dangerously overheated real estate markets in the eastern capitals. This is no answer to the real problems — the unbearable costs of energy, regulation and taxation as well as the lack of water harvesting the politicians have imposed. The issue is not, as Treasurer Josh Frydenberg insists, ‘passing on’ the reduction to borrowers.
Do this Mr Frydenberg and your and the other politicians’ favourite target, those retirees who unlike the politicians dare try to fund themselves, will be the big losers through the inevitable lower dividends and next to negative interest on their deposits. Why do politicians despise the self-funded, the aspirational and the farmers? The Reserve Bank long ago showed its incompetence by allowing merchants to load purchasers with the costs of using a credit card, allegedly to ‘improve competition’. Some improvement. Predictably, those in captive markets were slugged and slugged heavily. Buying an airline ticket online could result in a loading of up to $70. Rather than suspending the scheme, the Bank took a long thirteen years to fix it up.
On a recent cruise with Cunard in the Northern Hemisphere, barely a day went by when someone would not come up to me to talk about something I’d said in The Spectator Australia or on 2GB and Macquarie Radio as well as on TV. Now some lawyers have contacted me to say they agree with my piece last week about the coup by Britain’s activist judges in trying to regulate the exercise of the Royal Prerogative in relation to prorogations. This worked well for over 300 years without the need for the supervision by activist judges. It should only be changed by the people
Prince Harry and Meghan are fully entitled to be upset. An open slather on public figures is just another unwanted gift from American activist judges. Just on one aspect of Royal finances, is it incompetence or just malice for the media to perpetrate the untruth that Harry and Meghan and the renovations to their house are funded by the British taxpayer?
Our monarchy is self-funded and actually subsidises the UK Treasury by paying a super tax of 85 per cent (reduced to 75 per cent until the crumbling palaces are fixed up). When I complained to one Australian TV network, they fobbed me off by blaming their London associate. Surely they can get this right?