When Will We Learn? - May 25, 2017

You just knew that after the Manchester tragedy all the fulminating right-wing blowhards would be furiously tapping away. One dude even wrote an article (WHICH ANDREW BOLT SAID WAS "MAGNIFICENT") declaring it would have been better for the bombs to have blown up at the ABC's Sydney HQ!

(I'd argue it would be better for the bombs to have not exploded, or at least have exploded inside the terrorists' cave killing all the terrorists, but that's just me.)

Anyway, Andy is angry at the do-gooders who had the chutzpah to allow refugees into Australia without regard to their race or religion. Wrong. Because we "refused to keep out Muslim immigrants" we've now got "self-inflicted" terrorism. "All by Muslims."

Like a Collingwood supporter still smarting over Wayne Harmes punching the ball back in, Bolt can't let go of Yasmin Abdel-Magied's Facebook post, linking her and the ABC to the act of terrorism in Britain. For some reason Australia is "desperately trying to show we're so nice to Muslims." I am Australian and know many Australians and Australians are definitely not nice to Muslims.

Anyway, Andy gets some repetition going, which is probably useful when you have to "write" two articles per week, blog all day and host a "TV" show at night. He tells us "They let in" a bunch of people that killed or threatened Australians. Sigh. Why does Andy never talk about the men we let in to Australia who murder their partner or former partners at a rate of one a week?

"What a joke," states Andy. Indeed. Perhaps supporting the illegal invasion of Iraq that opened the gates of hell and brought terrorism to our shores was a bad choice.

This time Andy has nailed it. On the Sneer-O-Meter this ranks:

FULL-BLOWN CULTURE WARRIOR

Why Comey Had It Coming - May 22, 2017

Avid readers of the Herald Sun would no doubt be closely monitoring the events surrounding the 45th President of the United States over the last fortnight.

"So what on earth is the scandal here?" Andy is sneering at the "hysterical reporting" after Trump sacked the FBI Director James Comey, apparently on the advice of his Deputy Attorney-General, even though the President later said he was going to fire Comey anyway. Trump also said "this Russia thing" was an issue in his decision-making process (Process?), which was what Comey was investigating and Trump reportedly asked him to stop. Even Andy can admit Trump has "dangerous indiscipline."

But it's the media ignoring "the facts," you see. They've got a "manic desperation to write their dream story" - Trump being bad. (I wonder if the thought ever occurs to Andy that he'd be without 90% of his normal subject material if not for the "media" and their "hyperventilating stories.")

Anyway, on the Sneer-O-Meter this ranks:

CONTEMPTOUS

 

P.S. How clever is that title?

Hints Of Abbott In Bill's Strategy - May 18, 2017

I think Andy has written an article to convince Labor voters how bad it would be (for Australia!) should Bill Shorten be replaced as Labor leader by leftists Anthony Albanese or Tanya Plibersek.

Opinion writing is a strange profession. You get paid to say "I think" and don't to do much more than that. Evidence, facts, statistics and logic really don't factor into it so much.

Bolt thinks Shorten is just like Tony Abbott, and will implode just like Tony Abbott. (Except Bolt thinks Abbott is WONDERFUL! and should be Prime Minister. Hmm.)

Anyway, Bolt is sneering at the liberal media again, because Abbott had "journalists relentlessly rubbish him and his promises." Yeah, those promises that lying Abbott never kept!

ANYWAY, the latest Coalition budget is a "political masterstroke" - that's straight up sarcasm. But if Shorten were in power he'd "spend recklessly" thanks to his "chokingly high" taxes, not to mention his "ruinously irrational global warming plan."

Man, Andy does love his adjectives and adverbs.

On the Sneer-O-Meter this ranks:

MILD DISDAIN

All Are Entitled To Free Speech - May 15, 2017

It wouldn't be a normal week if Andrew Bolt was typing about free speech. Today he is sneering at the "media" and "journalists" who gave Qantas CEO Alan Joyce favourable coverage after he vowed to press charges against the loony who assaulted him.

What's annoying Bolt is apparently the one-sided media that always latches on to the pro-marriage equality side of things, but is conspicuously quiet should those who oppose marriage equality come under attack. Sorry, not quiet - the media "yawns." ???

Anyway, since Joyce is "so influential" in this debate, he wants the businessman to help a conservative brother out. Bolt refers to a meeting of the Australian Christian Lobby that was being protested (free speech, neh?) and the boycott of Coopers Brewery after their weird-arse online video. Also, seems like the Archbishop of Hobart was "dragged" to the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal. We all know Catholics are discriminatory by nature, so not really sure if that's news.

Anyway, the media has "minimal interest" in these "assaults" on free speech.

Come on Andrew. You just phoned in this one. On the Sneer-O-Meter this ranks:

DISDAIN

We Suffer As The Nation Turns Left - May 11 2017

Oh how Andrew Bolt does pine for the days when we could squander the mining boom and illegally invade Mid-East countries. Oh how does he loathe a government that involves itself in society - except for when a woman wants to control her own body. What's he sneering at today?

Apparently Scott Morrison's second budget has made us all "Leftists." The Liberal Party has abandoned its dogma of smaller government and budget balance, with a massive swathe of tax increases that will be "blown on a spending spree." (Also known as roads and railways.)

Yep, here it is: "The Liberals have meanwhile ramped up spending themselves, including on dodgy projects like an inland rail line between Brisbane and Melbourne." Take that country people! You suck!

By having a fully funded NDIS, the government will be "suckling even more parasites. Oops, I meant 'clients.'" Geez, what a guy! Take that people with disabilities!

And the Prime Minster had the nerve to call his budget "'fair and responsible.'" The audacity!

Of course, we cant forget the "apologists for the government." Hehe.

On the Sneer-O-Meter this ranks:

UNADULTERATED RIDICULE

With a side of Leftist Hysteria

Time To Stand Up, Malcolm - May 8, 2017

Basically another article where Andrew Bolt tells (tries to) Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull what to do. (But remember it's the lefties who are owned by the green groups and trade unions!)

Nothing special here. Bolt's heart just isn't in it today. He does weep for billionaire Gina Rinehart being forced to satisfy environmental regulations and the like that forced her to get "4000 licences and approvals" for a mine. Gee whiz!

After 4 years of Coalition rule, Australia is still held back by "huge debt," "soaring electricity prices," "welfarism" (Nice one!) and "mountains of environment regulation." Applaud the use of mountain as a metaphor when describing green tape!

It's always the greenies. They're trying to stop the Adani coal mine which will, you know, help kill the Great Barrier Reef, and these "well-funded" environmentalists are suing it for "everything from allegedly hurting Aborigines to suffocating the planet with global warming."

On the Sneer-O-Meter this ranks:

Contemptuous