Author: dover0beach

  • Vaccine passports are not inevitable

    There are a number of problems with contemporary conservatism. One involves its near universal voluntary surrender of public office over the last 30 or so years to its enemies. Another is its fatal mistake of thinking that culture was downstream of politics, not vice versa. But the mistake I want to concentrate on today is…

  • A Conservative Hero?

    monty writes: Lt. Michael Byrd of the Capitol Police is a conservative hero, but in the strictly small-c sense. People who identify with the Conservative movement in America tend to hate him, because his action did more than anyone else to stop an insurrection which would have installed Conservative politicians in a coup. What Byrd…

  • Guest post: C.L. – Charlie’s Good Tonight

    CELEBRITY demises don’t move me for an obvious reason: I didn’t know the celebrities. Naturally, I emphathise with the bereaved but, alas, lack Bill Clinton’s gift of feeling their pain. The sad news of Rolling Stone Charlie Watts’ death in London on Tuesday was slightly different. For a start, the drummer Keith Richards has described…

  • Danish Health Ministry: COVID ‘no longer a critical threat to society’

    In the words of the Danish Health Ministry, COVID in its extant variants is no longer a ‘critical threat to society’, and as such, it will remove all its current COVID restrictions, including any vaccine mandates, by September 10 having fully vaccinated 71% of the population. The only remaining restrictions involve agreements with other countries…

  • Guest post: Vikki Campion – Aunty plays favourites

    IF you defamed someone, would your boss pay the legal bill? That’s exactly what’s happened when the ABC paid the legal bills of journalist Louise Milligan who defamed someone on her social media accounts. If it had been any other government agency that forked out $79,000 in damages and $50,000 in costs — paid for…

  • Open Thread – Weekend 28 Aug 2021

  • Guest post: Cassie of Sydney – Tone Deaf

    In a recent podcast for the IPA (an organisation I no longer belong to) Tony Abbott discusses the malaise running amok in the once great Liberal Party of Australia.  Firstly, before I continue, I need to state that I haven’t listened to the podcast and I even if I could I probably wouldn’t listen.  No…

  • Guest post: Thefrollickingmole- Do we save the administrative state?

    The thoughts in this article were triggered by one of the most RTWT pieces produced over the last week or so since it was shown that EVERY agency, military, civilian and NGO involved in Afghanistan was worse than clueless. Hundreds of thousands of experts, top in their respective fields, all failed to see 20 years…

  • Guest Post: C.L. – Afghanistan: Perversity, Culpability and Just Deserts

    AS nobody ever said, “when we win the war in Afghanistan…” Think about it. At no time in the last 20 years did any ‘leader’ of the defunct Coalition of the Willing – political, military or otherwise – ever speak of victory. Nor did they encourage their publics to believe victory was even desirable. It…

  • ‘The FBI comes up empty-handed in its search for a Jan. 6 plot’ – No, no, surely not.

    I guess you’re surprised as I am that the lies of the Cathedral are unravelling, but they have served their purpose.