Local Labor feminist in toilet related portrait outrage

October 19, 2014
Labor really are in dire straits. They have completely lost their way. Federally all they seem able to do is get offended and make false accusations of bigotry -- sexism, mostly. Often it's their leader Bill Shorten doing most of the blustering. So funny considering what scumbags most leftie men are to women. They talk the PC talk, alright. But they sure as hell don't walk the walk. Hell, they don't even crawl the walk most of the time ... 

Shorten's latest display of, er, right-on chivalry came in response to Mathias Cormann's "economic girlie man" jibe. The fact that Shorten has immediately gone the PC sulk and accused Cormann of sexism proves that "girlie man" was an apt description of him.

Also, Ed Husic looks like a total goose by condemning name calling then doing exactly that by likening Cormann to "The Terminator". And he didn't even do that directly. Just snidely made the attack by alluding to others using the term. So gutless and petty, and so typical of Labor.

Not to be outdone on the confected outrage front by her federal leader, local Labor MP Alanna Clohesy has taken offence at the fact that some portraits of trailblazing women pollies have been placed near the men's dunnies in Parliament House.

Gawd, they've got to be put somewhere ... Any portraits of male pollies near the women's dunnies, I wonder? I'm sure there are somewhere in Australia's political buildings. If so, will the blokes take offence? Doubt it. They've got more important things to do -- er, unless they're in Labor or the Greens of course, where pathetic PC whining is all the rage. (Actually if such a situation were to be discovered the leftie chicks would probably find that to be some sort of violation of all women as well ...)

The pinko pique is also kind of ironic when you consider that Labor feminists are forever bleating about how they are kept out of the boys club. Many have a silly notion that important decisions are made between powerful men in urinals, a place that is off limits to women by definition. I've often heard this daffy notion expressed -- most memorably by that purple haired purported "people power" proponent Moira Rayner.

So you'd think they'd be happy at having those portraits placed near these amenities, wouldn't you? Sure, it's only a symbolic step towards equality. But symbolism, rather than effective and realistic policy, is what Labor values most of all, isn't it? 

But no. They're indignant as usual. Really, there's just no pleasing some people ... 

Meth City series reveals extent of Perth's Ice problem

October 15, 2014
Having returned from Sydney to live in my hometown of Perth back in mid 2010, I've noticed some big changes, many of which I've been posting about on this blog. One of the most alarming has been the sheer scope of the meth problem in this city.

Of course you don't tend to see evidence of it directly most of the time -- although that does happen occasionally. You get a sense of it mainly from news reports of exploding labs, burglaries, drug busts and crazed acts of violence. With so much eviden...
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Perth Ramble livened up the CBD on Sunday

October 13, 2014
Last weekend was a very colourful one in the city centre. Firstly, there was Oktoberfest in the Gardens. While in the CBD I saw lots of young people in their lederhosen, many of them more than a tad tipsy. 

Then yesterday (Sunday) there was the Perth Ramble. As I left Dome Cafe on St Georges Terrace mid-arvo the event was in full swing. There were numerous imaginatively costumed teams all in search of mysterious treasure.

There were so many of them, they actually seemed to constitute the majori...
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Miu Miu store occupies old King St Cafe building

October 8, 2014
Earlier I wrote about how the new Subidoo restaurant replaced the old Oriel Cafe. Well, recently in the CBD I noticed a similar transformation. This one involved the stylish and once very popular King St Cafe. It too closed down.

Now the building has a new tenant. But it's not a cafe or restaurant. It's a fashion house called Miu Miu

A couple of years ago a made a video of the swish little precinct. King St Cafe was still open back then. It appears at about the halfway mark.

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City of Fremantle's free wifi available in Kings Square

October 8, 2014
Free wifi being available across whole areas is now a trend in Australia's big cities, as it is across the entire western world. The City of Perth offers this, as does the City of Fremantle. One particularly appealing part of the Fremantle wifi zone is Kings Square, bang int he heart of the port city and right next to the town hall.

It's a very pleasant place to sit down and surf the net on a sunny day. And if you run out of battery power there are mains outlets provided.

This pleasant scene is...
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The Windsor Cinema in Nedlands

October 6, 2014
Growing up in Perth in the seventies and eighties I have fond memories of seeing films in the city's cinemas. Sadly, some of them are no more. Ironically, a couple of those that have gone were actually comparatively new, like this one in Murray St

Thankfully, many of the older cinema buildings still remain. There's the Cygnet Cinema in Como, and another charming art deco construction, the Windsor Cinema in Stirling Highway, Nedlands. 

Other local art deco buildings are listed here

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Subidoo Restaurant now open on old Oriel site in Subiaco

October 5, 2014
When I lived in Subiaco over a decade ago now, it was a lot less built up and bustling than it is today. That area around the corner of Hay St and Rokeby Rd was (and still is) one of the city's premiere cafe strips. One of the trendiest and most stylish cafes was the Oriel. It always seemed to be buzzing. 

Anyway, that fell fallow in recent years. Don't have a clue why. It was a nice place with a great atmosphere and was situated in a great position ... Maybe much of its business was taken awa...
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McGowan's take on Esperance shark attack proves his tin ear

October 4, 2014
Two of the most notable things about Julia Gillard were her inability to judge the public mood, and her utter lack of common sense. While she was brilliant at acquiring and maintaining power at all costs within the Labor Party itself, she hadn't the slightest clue how to sensibly relate to, communicate with and build the enduring trust of the Australian population at large. This "tin ear" is a common affliction in Labor. And the party's West Australian leader Mark McGowan suffers it as well. ...
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Lawyer Simon Watters ruffles feathers at quiz night

September 2, 2014
Every now and then someone of high social standing flouts this age's politically correct conventions and gets severely spanked in the media for it. The latest example is local lawyer Simon Watters, who apparently indulged in some off-colour humour while emcee of a recent quiz night.

I wasn't there to see what's been reported. Maybe it's a beat up as he and others have claimed. And it should be remembered that whenever humour's involved there's always the matter of tone. Sometimes people are tr...
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Apex Harmony "The Shark Cull" is clearly beyond parody

September 1, 2014
Just when I thought that the deep green campaign to stop the West Australian "shark cull" couldn't get any sillier, the outraged nature boyz 'n' girlz waging it have outdone themselves with a deranged doco called Apex Harmony "The Shark Cull".

The title on its own is a hoot. Apex Harmony refers to Sea Shepherd's hilarious "shark defence" campaign. It's like "Shock and Awe" for big fat fish.

The site proudly proclaims that new merchandise will be out soon. Hey, don't these people detest capitali...
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