Australia

The only kneeling required by the Wallabies is in prayer (to survive)

When will the Wallabies wake up and realize that the last 18-24 months of woke political correctness has been a large part of the near collapse of the franchise?

From the handling of Israel Folau’s dismissal, players pushing climate change activism even though sponsored by companies with larger than average carbon footprints or the complete stuff up of broadcast rights, the Wallabies are virtual roadkill.

The franchise has lost its #1 sponsor in Qantas in recent days. So all told, for a business that has been looking to financially recover from a sizable out-of-court settlement, rebuild after a clean out of the board including the CEO on top of the release of the head coach who said he had no relationship with senior management, do the players believe that kneeling for a group that espouses Marxism, including the destruction of the nuclear family is the type of activism to bring advertisers and sponsors rushing to fill the void with equal wads of cash?

The franchise needs to show leadership, not displays of corporate Marxism. Management needs to take a firm stance and show future sponsors that the leadership team is in control of the largest money spinner, not the other way around.

Have the Wallabies not seen the fan drain in other sporting codes like the NBA which is now ditching on field protests in 2021 because the ratings have plummeted so dramatically?

Why do they want to kneel for BLM now? Why not in the first two Bledisloe games if they felt so triggered about it being such an issue? Does anyone believe that seeing yet another sporting code fold to this brainwashing will sway the overwhelming majority of fans already on board with racial equality?

This seems like any old attempt to get publicity. Will all players kneel? Or will some choose to stand? Will some players who don’t wish to take a knee end up complying for the sake of not being attacked by the cancel culture mob?

All the Wallabies need to do is focus on winning. That’s what makes the turnstiles tick over. We think re-signing Israel Folau – with a stricter contract around his social media postings – would do wonders for bringing the team back to life. 

When all is said and done the team is a business, like any other. Such displays of social justice tend not to resonate with paying customers who merely want to consume the product. It is a dangerous game to test their loyalty.

Perhaps the Wallabies should ask themselves when they intend to finish the virtue signaling? Or will they merely switch to the next social issue de jour to protest about?

#GetWokeGoBroke 

That has been the problem all along. It isn’t time to double down. It is time to reflect on getting on par with the glory days of rugby. 

Newest staff member coming soon

Within 5 days, FNF Media will be adding the newest member to the team. Yes, yes, the editor in chief is old enough to be the grandfather!

2020 is shaping up to be a cracking final few months.

WaPo opinion writer suggests Walter Reed be defunded after Trump’s visit

Never Trumper and WaPo opinion writer, Jennifer Rubin, went off the deep end suggesting that Walter Reed military hospital should be defunded by Congress given Trump’s short stay. Never mind the countless brave souls that defended the very freedoms she thrives under also require medical attention.

Maybe Rubin should bus wounded vets to Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco where they can find a bit of pavement to sleep on because liberal policies have shown themselves so successful there.

Isn’t it wonderful to see such balanced individuals on the left demand anything they disagree with to be defunded – police, military hospitals or ICE…just cut it. After all the Democrats are the party of compassion, empathy and sympathy you understand!

Former Navy SEAL, Congressman Dan Crenshaw, suggested she take a break from Twitter given Trump’s visit triggered her so badly.

What Rubin fails to realize is that publicly exposing her chronic Trump Derangement Syndrome doesn’t help convince people that she offers a voice of reason. Still, keep up the good work!

Social distancing Sydney style

As the pandemic grips Sydney, residents exhibit their unbridled fear of catching coronavirus at Balmoral Beach.

We wonder if this was Victoria, that the state deficit could be wiped out in fines here alone.

Perhaps we should record Balmoral Beach as a potential hotspot and show the Victorian premier just how unnecessary his lockdown rules are when next to no cases will be recorded in NSW.

Queensland Health Minister sends Trump a remedy

Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles showed unequivocally his immaturity for the role. Appalling. Does Miles believe these remarks are becoming of someone in charge of public health and safety?

Really, Telstra?

Is this really a time for a blue chip Australian corporation to make jokes about the health of the leader of the free world and his wife? At what point do we jettison basic human decency?

We highly doubt the board approved this but the PR team has got rocks in its head to push something so crass.

If Barack and Michelle Obama had caught COVID-19 there is no way in the world Telstra’s woke PR team would tweet something like this. It would be drenched in poetic well wishes, support and a sped t recovery.

If Trump was to succumb to coronavirus, would Telstra tweet, “karma is a bitch“?

What a disgrace. Let’s not forget that Telstra is the major telecommunications company for the Australian Defence Force which is joined at the hip with the US as an ally. The government should ditch them for another provider with attitudes like that.

Victorians are expected to buy this crap?

What a farce. These are the responses given by senior officials in the Victoria government when questioned over who was responsible for ordering private security guards which led to the hotel quarantine outbreak fiasco.

These are the very people who expect Victorians to put trust in their ability to execute.

Selective memories aka lies.

No doubt when Premier Dan Andrews testifies at this enquiry, he’ll have forgotten too.

Any other state premier would be forced to resign over this debacle. Watch a willing media skip over this blithering incompetence and praise Dan Andrews for bringing forward the timeline to reopen the economy from lockdown because of his stewardship which he will end reneging on.

Let’s not forget the omnibus the premier is trying to ram through parliament which will allow unqualified public servants to arrest and detain Victorian residents indefinitely on the grounds of suspicion alone. No facts. Just a hunch they think one could be up to no good.

Most reliable indicator of fear surrounding COVID-19 is not what you think

Our trip to the Aldi supermarket in the affluent suburb of Mosman in Sydney, Australia last Saturday revealed one immutable truth. That even the elderly have absolutely no concerns about social distancing when fighting over limited supplies of Lacura face creams that were on the ‘special buys’ list. We think this is probably the most accurate indicator of “fear” surrounding COVID-19 – absolutely none. We’ve seen more crowded Japanese subway carriages at peak hour.

Forget hand sanitiser, masks and respecting social distance. Just push, jostle, elbow, bustle and fight to the death to lay one’s hands on a $19 moisturizer. It felt like toilet paper rationing all over again.

Forgive the preamble.

We have analysed the latest COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of state populations across America and Australia to get a feel for the reality and check whether media hysteria is unfounded.

New York State was the worst of all, representing 3x the national average. 10 of the top 17 states with rates above the national average were Democrat controlled (blue columns).

In aggregate, c.121,000 have died under Democrat-controlled states and 78,400 under Republican-controlled states (red columns) as at Sept 21, 2020 according to CDC data.

We also note that Victoria, a state in Australia, has a death rate that still remains extremely low on a relative basis (despite being 10x the rest of the country combined) yet has some of the harshest lockdown laws.

Comparing Victoria to US states that imposed no lockdowns at all, the numbers don’t justify a draconian curfew. Utah has a population about half that of Victoria and a death toll from COVID at 50% of Victoria, despite no lockdown imposed at all. One could make a case for population density but why does NSW have 1/10th the death toll with similar demographics and a relatively open economy?

Note that all US states that had no lockdown had death tolls at least half the national average. Every single one is Republican-controlled.

In America, 99.94% of the country has no succumbed to coronavirus. In Victoria, 99.99% of the state population hasn’t died from it. In Australia 99.997% of citizens have managed to survive.

The data is self explanatory. US deaths are at 1/3rd the levels at the peak but the media can’t stray from the narrative that the risks of a new wave are around the corner. No. The virus remains contagious but not that virulent. Someone mentioned an election soon…

We shall be updating more data in coming days. Suffice to say, economies should be reopened and special attention paid to protecting more vulnerable members of society (who clearly weren’t at Aldi Mosman).

The Left vows to burn America if SCOTUS picked pre election

While there is increasingly less to burn to the ground, the Left took to Twitter to threaten chaos if a SCOTUS nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg is confirmed pre-election. Never mind accepting a constitutional process, threaten the rest of America.

Writer, commentator, professor, Emmy-nominated producer, and scholar of religions, Reza Aslan tweeted, “If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire fucking thing down.

Dr. Jessie Christiansen, an Australian astrophysicist working at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, exclaimed, “IF THEY RAM THROUGH AN APPOINTMENT IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS I WILL RIOT.

Does Christiansen have citizenship? If not, she has no place rioting against a country that has given her the privilege to work there.

Hollywood screenwriter Beau Willimon said, “We’re shutting this country down if Trump and McConnell try to ram through an appointment before the election.

Aaron Gouveia, author of ‘Raising Boys to Be Good Men: A Parent’s Guide to Bringing Up Happy Sons in a World Filled with Toxic Masculinity’ tweeted, “Fuck no. Burn it all down.” Not sure if that aligns with his book?!

University of Waterloo Political Science Professor Emmett Macfarlane, who specializes in constitutional law, public policy & Canadian politics, tweeted, “Burn Congress down before letting Trump try to appoint anyone to SCOTUS.

Poor old RBG wasn’t spared by the Left either. One brave keyboard warrior wrote,

fuck you Ruth Bader Ginsburg

fuck you for not retiring under Obama

fuck you for dying under Trump

fuck you

fuck you

fuck you

You get the drift? All balance and just the right kind of stable minds who deserve to make decisions on behalf of others.

With an election most likely to head to the Supreme Court a 4-4 result could lead to a constitutional crisis.

It isn’t a formality. Republicans hold 53 Senate seats. It is unlikely that Trump hating Mitt Romney will vote for it. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has openly said she won’t vote pre-election.

As a confirmation process progresses we only imagine the Democrats will try to outdo the shameful mud slinging that descended on the Kavanaugh hearing.

Principle ahead of expediency over COVID-19

What a refreshing article to read. When a man was pressured by bureaucrats to pull his head in over exposing their hypocrisy, he chose to resign in order to protect his free speech as opposed to caving to expediency.

Well worth the time. Mr Sabhlok’s words confirm much of what we have thought re the lack of accountability or leadership shown by the Andrews’ government in Victoria.