Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Shorten is embarassing on education

The more Bill Shorten speaks on Education as he did at the press club today , the more he reveals the weaknesses in Labors education policy-- its a facade undermined by a commitment to a nonsense ( the idea of disadvantage )  . The Freudian slip where he used "entitlement "instead of "enlightenment" said it all .
The Labor party are on the drip feed to presuming they,  of all people can decide on what others need . I accept that Libs too entitle some of the wrong things
Needs based funding would be OK if Governments KNOW and can decide what kids need . Parents should decide such things and Labor supporters are deciding to pay more to send their kids to the schools they dare to see as overly advantaged.
If I was a Fabian or on Emily's list I would be worried - Shortens desperate use of "progressive and innovative and challenging "is a look back, not a look better or forward- a fanatical defence of whats been 6years of talking andbeing taken for ride ---- as if they have gone somewhere  .
Australia will judge all the talk about a future "good society" knowing that Labors society of last few years is just talk - the dummies can't see it yet - they have been givin de money to the entitlement and children in charge culture.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Political realities - noone is interested in detail -including journos

In a moment of truth on The Drum today, Kerry questions Greg about his sources to reveal he has no credible ones; Greg reveals just how shallow much news journalism is,  even on the ABC.

The journos are happy to just chant data data data , as if it tells us something revealing . All such pedantry in bookkeeping worship proves,  is that they too are easily lead . more interested in bookkeeping trivia than real accountability?Like the public they get lost is stats so why do they ask for them ? 

The panel were agreeing that most Australians don't want any detail . On questioning,  Greg reveals his " survey " was largely based on those on his facebook page etc  .

This is after a week of repeat choruses from the press that " the opposition aren't showing us the figures "  all they were interested in was piece of paper with 2 numbers on it -  a total of two columns - no detail please .Maybe the Libs should have had more but budget is never intended to be final and yet the press will use it so

In another side to this shallowness,  you have Rudd in the debate with Abbott picking and choosing the data from his own cheat sheet.