Category Archives: History

Recusant Christians in the Victorian Liberal Party need a Nick

I verily think no man can be said to have done more good of all those who laboured in the English vineyard. He was the immediate occasion of saving the lives of many hundreds of persons, both ecclesiastical and secular.” … Continue reading

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Not Much of A Mannix

IN 1965, Queen Elizabeth appointed Robert Menzies Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, an ancient and prestigious ceremonial office whose obsolete jurisdictional function, from the 1100s, centered on provisioning ships for coastal defence, well before the founding of the Royal … Continue reading

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A lever and fulcrum didn’t cost $368 billion in Archimedes’ day

Ten years ago the old cartoons from Punch were seen as deplorable. Now they’re back on trend.

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He was, in fact, the My Sharona of Prime Ministers in the 1990s

Troy Bramston lionises a personal hero lately criticised: Keating still frames big picture of politics. When Paul Keating led Labor to victory 30 years ago this week, he achieved an accolade denied to every other prime minister in the past … Continue reading

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Dick Fosbury

The creator of the Flop dead at 76. His innovation must have prevented a lot of testicular injuries.

Posted in History, Sport | 18 Comments

Damian Thompson’s devastating anniversary critique of Francis

“And so began one of the darkest decades in the 2000-year history of the Catholic Church.” To thank him for the votes.” – Cardinal George Pell on why the Pope rehabilitated Godfried Danneels

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Tear It Down

IN the past, I’ve criticised Liz Hayes’ Under Investigation as a pointless – verging on exploitative – rehashing of unsolved crimes on the pretext that a panel of pros will finally solve the mystery in the 40 minutes of free-to-air … Continue reading

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The Winner Takes It All

Rationality: Sweden’s excess mortality during pandemic is the lowest in Europe and the Nordics. Lomborg: “Quite astounding.” Musk: “Incredible!” Swan: “…Sweden didn’t follow science…”

Posted in COVID, History | 20 Comments


Government considered killing all of Britain’s pet CATS at the start of the Covid pandemic.

Posted in Fake science, History, Left-wing extremism | 15 Comments

Ukraine: From a nazi toilet to a royal blessing in just four years

■ The Christchurch shooting, Eastern Europe’s far-right and a ‘cherry-picked reading of history’. ■ King Charles meets Australian soldiers training Ukrainian recruits in United Kingdom.

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The Nero Protocol

A brief history of how the security state packaged and promoted two Beijing-class bullshit stories AT 9.30 p.m. on 21 December 2016, gay rights zealot Jaden Duong parked a hired van loaded with four 9kg gas tanks in front of … Continue reading

Posted in Fake news, History, Rule of law | 44 Comments

Columnist should register himself as agent of foreign influence

Paul Keating on Greg Sheridan: An army of ‘little Americans’ dominates foreign policy debate.

Posted in Foreign policy, History, Media | 23 Comments

Churchill, Reagan and JFK would have agreed with every word

Vladimir Putin says God-hating, anti-family communist perverts are destroying the West. Correct.

Posted in Ethics and morality, History, War on Christianity | 79 Comments

If only there was a universal shepherd to settle these disputes

Anglican church leaders around the world oust the Archbishop of Canterbury as their head.

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Labor’s love of Year Zero lingers on

Fr V remembers the Cathedral of Christ the King in Phnom Pehn, razed by the Khmer Rouge. I make bold to doubt all the stories that appear in the newspapers about the treatment of people in Cambodia.” – Gough Whitlam, … Continue reading

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Administrative Extermination

The EU declares that with the exception of Laplanders, no white people are indigenous to Europe.

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Shirtfronting Reality

Dutch prosecutors have found that Valdimir Putin, personally, was involved. We alleged this at the time. This is now confirmation that he allowed these anti-aircraft missiles or weaponry to cross the border – done with his personal sign-off – that … Continue reading

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For obvious historical reasons, this news is not exactly a shock

How it started/how it’s going: Church of England votes in favour of blessings for same-sex unions.

Posted in History, Whatever | 16 Comments