Please yourself history   30/11/2008

Socialists are infamous for distorting history.
But most wait until a little more than five years have passed before getting dodgy with historical facts.
Such finicky matters seem not to worry Sunday Age cartoonist Matt Golding, who would have you believe the 2003 invasion of Iraq prompted the 2001 World Trade Center attack. Not to mention earlier evil acts by al-qaeda.

A tool in every sense.

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Silencing expertise   25/11/2008

If you had a theory about activity in the natural world, wouldn’t you welcome input from a scientific expert on nature?
Not if you’re a manmade global warming believer. As David Bellamy has discovered, we can’t have heretics upsetting the consensus.
WHEN I first stuck my head above the parapet to say I didn’t believe what we were being told about global warming, I had no idea what the consequences would be. I am a scientist and I have to follow the directions of science, but when I see that the truth is being covered up I have to voice my opinions.
According to official data, in every year since 1998, world temperatures have been getting colder, and in 2002 Arctic ice actually increased. Why, then, do we not hear about that? The sad fact is that since I said I didn’t believe human beings caused global warming, I’ve not been allowed to make a television program.

Regardless of where you stand on this issue, it is surely time for widespread debate. After all, certain actions advocated will wreck our economy and everyone’s entitled to a say on that.

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Cold cuts   23/11/2008

Will this get reported as the latest casualty of manmade global warming?

* Still Chilly and Windy on Saturday: Latest Forecast | Winter Outlook *

NBC Universal made the first of potentially several rounds of staffing cuts at The Weather Channel (TWC) on Wednesday, axing the entire staff of the “Forecast Earth” environmental program during the middle of NBC’s “Green Week,” as well as several on-camera meteorologists.

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Public service   

Give this man a medal, not punishment.

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Usual suspects   

It’s a sound practice to sit up and take notice when a Caledonian is talking money.
Gerald Warner in The Scotsman traces the origin of the global financial meltdown and finds the usual screw-ups responsible — socialists.

Clinton’s Federal Reserve compelled banks to accept welfare cheques and unemployment benefit as income sources to qualify for a mortgage. As the PC terror grew, brokers advised clients to claim they were 1% Native American to qualify for loans. These included the lunatic “Ninja” (No income, no job, no assets) loans. The most flagrant example was a $480,000 (£324,000) mortgage to an illegal alien from Mexico.
The scale of the engineered destabilisation of the housing market was astronomic. In 1994 the share of sub-prime mortgages to total origination was 5% ($35bn); by 2006 it had grown to 20% ($600bn). No market could survive subversion on that scale. When the Justice Department is intervening in the housing market, to describe the economy as either “free” or “capitalist” is a bad joke. That was Clinton’s legacy. The Oval Office Onanist may have done wonders for the US dry-cleaning industry, but he destroyed the housing market and, by extension, the banking sector.

Take a look around, blame for the diabolic state of everything from education to public transport can be sheeted home to socialists, yet the dummies keep voting them in.

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Ask not what I do   

You want hypocrisy with that? Try a politican claiming green credentials. Obama’s presidential ride:
The armour-plated car, which has a raised roof, windows up to 5in thick, extra-strength tyres and a body made of steel, aluminium, titanium and ceramics, is thought to be based on a GMC 2500 truck that gets less than 10 miles to the gallon. Three cars are believed to be in production so that two can serve as decoys.

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Corporate idiocy   

Bill Whittle eloquently skewers the retarded thinking that brings nanny state victimhood into the corporate workplace.
Look, there are two ways to prevent young children from drowning:
1.Place barricades, gates, locks, and other restraining devices around any body of water large enough to immerse the child’s head in; in addition, provide education, audio-visual instruction, role-playing and other methods to inform young children on the dangers of inhaling large amounts of water – whether it be fresh water or sea water – and to provide the funding, continuing outreach and community activism necessary to make sure that ALL Americans are prevented from encountering these deadly dangers wherever they may be found.
2.Teach your kid how to swim.

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Brrrrr! Bloody global warming   

It’s not just here in Victoria on the brink of summer that sufferers are donning hats, scarves and jackets and cursing that damned manmade global warming as they read reports of snow falling in the Victorian highlands.
It’s even worse on the other side of the globe.
Parts of Britain will be colder than Moscow this weekend with up to four inches of snow in the east and areas as far south as Kent expected to receive a dusting.
Bloody denialist weather. Sheesh, it must be getting just a little embarrassing to be a warmening believer.
How much longer can the myth survive?

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Guess what you’ll be humming all day   19/11/2008


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Why indeed?   15/11/2008

Cripes! Guess what will be No.1 topic on The Age’s letters page Monday? Tracee Hutchison is about to learn that hell hath no fury like the sisterhood turning on its own.
I’m even more mystified as to why the first thing so many people seem to do when they become pregnant isn’t to organise the birthing location, it’s to put the child’s (potential) name down at the local child-care centre. Why have children if you don’t want to look after them?

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Orwellian irony   

Victoria Police chief commissioner Christine Nixon has been brought undone by the Office of Police Integrity, an organisation with extraordinary powers that she helped set up.
That bloke extracting a size 9 Raoul Merton from his gob? Er, that would be a certain premier.
“We couldn’t have wanted for a better chief commissioner,” Mr Brumby said at Ms Nixon’s media conference.
“This has been a period of extraordinary achievement.”

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Big bRudder   

For three days now, this story has been among Herald Sun Online’s top 10 most-read articles. It headed the list for hours yesterday after getting linked by the Drudge Report. The worrying report has attracted about 500 comments, of which about 90 per cent are vehemently hostile to what is proposed.
Readers have rightly pointed out that Rudd’s plan to spend millions filtering internet content at ISPs is a totalitarian-style abuse of free speech and inquiry and as clumsy and ill-considered as a Party goon kicking down a citizen’s door.
Filtering would slow an already lumbering national internet service and anyway would easily be thwarted by users with basic knowledge of net protocols and procedures.
Of course, the socialist state has a worthy justification for this trammeling of human rights: the ongoing battle against pedophilia, a campaign no one of any decency opposes. But all fights against evil and criminality must be fought within the framework of democratic principles and the law.
This proposal goes completely beyond those boundaries.
Kevin Rudd is not the first politician to use protection of children as the thin edge of the totalitarian wedge. Thanks to online commenter Leif Mortensen of Casino for this contribution:

“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.” — Adolf Hitler.

It is puzzling that the mainstream media has virtually ignored this story, given the avalanche of opposition the proposal has triggered.
Some sceptics might attribute the MSM’s silence to further shielding of the Rudd’s government’s increasing ineptitude.
I don’t buy that, preferring the old adage of when confronted with conspiracy or stuff-up go for SNAFU every time. Many MSM decision-makers are online ignorant and don’t realise the ramifications of this proposal. And to be fair, the same could be said about the politicians who will feel the pain from this ugly exercise in jackbootery.
And why the hell isn’t the Opposition all over this like blowies on a steamer? They need not be frightened of cowardly slurs. It would be a cheeky ALP member who would accuse anyone of being soft on pedophiles given the number of Labor MPs who’ve committed child abuse.

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Hard yards ahead   6/11/2008

The election of Barack Obama to the US presidency has pleased millions worldwide and he deserves congratulations.
Now comes the hard part. Payback will be wanted by those who gave billions to his campaign and the media that corrupted every standard of objectivity to ensure his victory.
So the exceptionally inexperienced Obama will quickly need to surround himself with the best political and economic minds available if he wants to serve the people who elected him in preference to the vested interests who propelled his campaign. If he doesn’t he’ll be staring down the barrel at one term of leadership.
He’ll need expert political advice to distance himself from black militants, Marxist activists and Democrat-backing gangsters who shaped his political course. And he’ll need economic geniuses to help lift the US and world out of the financial mire without his administration stooping to useless socialist measures.
If he doesn’t embrace such advice he’ll soon be bouncing, like Rudd, from one failed measure to the next.
His first official condemnation should be directed at black racists, the sexist, criminal gangsta culture and losers who choose victimhood over individual responsibility.

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Our illustrious One   4/11/2008

What George W. Bush really said to Kevin Rudd when the Australian PM tried to advise him on handling the financial crisis. As reported by Bolt commenter DocBud:
“What’s the G20 got to do with you, you sniveliing, odious, egotistical little snot? Get back to screwing up your country with unlimited bank guarantees and silly carbon pollution reduction schemes and let the grown-ups deal with this.” Then heard muffled as if hand over phone “Jeesh, Condy, where did the Aussies find such a tosser?”

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Skite time   2/11/2008

It’s hard enough to scratch there, but with the whole team involved – and there’s not a lot of us – indulge us some self-patting of backs. And young David’s aptly branded: just the whiff of a ball-breaker yarn and he’s off and at it – Hastiely.
This bloke has contributed much to ensure our award. And the colleague he links to puts in a magnificent effort. Continuously.

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Poo-take reborn   

An upside of an Obama presidency will be the return of slick satire. The Left can’t do it anymore because most are too frightened of upsetting someone from the minorities and the rest are so dumb they don’t get parody.
And you can only milk white patriachal heterosexual Christians for so long before it becomes tiresome (like in about 1998).
That aside, the Right owns the best satirists and humourists anyway: think Steyn, O’Rourke, Iowahawk, and here in Oz, Blair.
Add Ralph Peters to that list. A Peters report from 2012:
We also have seen peace in Iraq. Claims that our troop withdrawal was responsible for the resurgence of al Qaeda and the subsequent civil war are nothing but Republican campaign propaganda. With the International Sunni Alliance in firm control of Iraq – after Israel’s wanton destruction of Iran – order prevails in the streets. As for the Turkish and Arab suppression of the Kurds, our diplomats regard it as a small price to pay for regional stability. Biased reports of massacres and concentration camps remain unsubstantiated.
Our relations with the Muslim world have rarely, if ever, been better. The current $320 per barrel price of oil allows long-oppressed states to develop themselves without the yoke of neo-colonialism or invasive efforts to force democracy upon their populations. As UN Ambassador Ayers noted, “We can state with pride that the US not only respects, but embraces cultural differences.”
Relations with Russia are also at a high unthinkable a mere four years ago. Moscow’s legitimate concerns for the welfare of its citizens in the “near abroad,” as well as for ethnic Russians persecuted by so-called free democracies, fully justified its peace-preservation military deployments into Ukraine and other regional states. The subsequent referendums on re-unification with Russia, while displaying a few inevitable irregularities, have been judged free and fair by the Jimmy Carter Memorial Foundation.

Another brilliant US essayist, Bill Whittle, is not ready to call game over:

This attitude of despair is being trumpeted from the Left for the sensible and understandable reason that if they lose this election — with all the advantages they have at this precise point in time — then they can never win. Not ever. And the media is pulling with their teeth now, because if Obama loses they will have destroyed their credibility — for nothing.

They haven’t just wrecked their credibility. Mainstream media in the US is shedding consumers at the rate of 10 per cent p.a. Could it be that highly paid editors and publishers see generous sinecures in an Obama beltway as a convenient golden parachute?

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Damned faint praise   

From the early days of blogs, I’ve always regarded Imre Salusinszky as one of our finest cultural and political commentators. He’s a dinkum doer, too. Salusinszky eschewed the cloistered comfort of academia to have a crack at real journalism, taking on the unhygienic task of covering NSW politics for The Australian.
He shone this weekend with a brilliant piece in The Oz’s Review mag which manages to both mock and pay tribute to Paul Keating and his pretences and achievements. Unfortunately, I can’t find it online, so I’ll tease with a taste.
While Bob Hawke claimed he’d enjoyed a love affair with the Australian people, it could fairly be said of Keating that he met the Australian people in a bar and lost their telephone number. . . (I) wonder again why Keating . . . has followed Malcolm Fraser into the embrace of the cultural Left. Unlike Fraser, he doesn’t need to, for he had a genuine reform legacy.
That’s a World Series-level double play.

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The gangs are all here   

Thirty years and billions of dollars poured into creating a nation of branch-stacking tribes – aka multiculturalism – have delivered this outcome.

POLICE have compiled a dossier on Melbourne’s 40 warring street gangs – most organised along racial lines.
New gangs, particularly in the western and northern suburbs, have escalated levels of violence.
Police and youth workers said gang warfare was turning parts of Melbourne into no-go zones at night

Socialism, ain’t it great? Create a problem that didn’t exist and do everything possible to make it worse.

If you want to know how it was that elitist and patently wrong official policies on tribalising Australia became so entrenched, read what the fascist bastards in power did to one great Australian who dared to question that those policies might not be celebrated by ordinary Australians. The important verb is question, not advocate or champion.
Yet, the rotten Rudd government is not just molly-coddling the bastard that benefited most from this evil campaign of persecution, but giving him power over what will be taught to kids.

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