Twisting China’s tail while they have you by the short and curlys. Bad idea.

On January 11th the Australian Financial Review had an article entitled Global rates spike on China's US Treasury threat which described China’s veiled threat to the US over Trump’s threatened trade sanctions. This is why you need a US President with a brain, and the self confessed genius will have his eyes glazing over before [...]

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How much damage can this human wrecking ball do? A hell of a lot as it turns out.

Poor Donald. Having a weak grasp of history, both US and Global, is leaving Trump in a difficult position. He clearly doesn’t recognise the subtlety involved in diplomacy, and he has no idea how to get other countries to solve problems for himself and for America. Obama clearly recognised the US should not have to [...]

Death by a thousand cuts. Republican style.

US politics is looking pretty interesting at the moment. There’s a lot of conjecture about whether Donald Trump will survive his current difficulties but with so many players involved and so many options available there are plenty of variables involved and it's worth reflecting on what is going on at the moment. Some folk who [...]

Is Donald Trump a God?

Poor Donald is getting a lot of stick of late but perhaps we are measuring him against the wrong model? Granted, he doesn’t stack up well, measured against a civilised human being, but we may be aiming too low. Check out the similarities between Trump and the American God and you discover a much better [...]

Trump misses an opportunity

Yesterday we were treated to the painful video of Trump and Turnbull spruiking man love to the gathered reporters complete with “Alternative facts” which was dutifully accepted by those in attendance. I think it’s a photo finish as to who grovelled more. MT or the Reporters. With just one question about resettlement Trump could have [...]

The slo mo train wreck that is Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

Aussie politics has been pretty interesting of late, though I imagine some folk aren’t enjoying it as much as I am. That comes from not appreciating the subtlety of backroom deals and the forlorn hope that there will be a sudden outbreak of common sense where the good of the country coming first. How long [...]

Malcolm. You have to learn to duck

Our embattled PM seems to be bouncing around like a silver pin ball in a 70’s style arcade machine. Granted a lot of his trouble is coming from the hard right faction within his own party but it’s far worse than that. I will give him credit for sticking it out presumably in the hope [...]