Maniacville   13/1/2011

Certain breeds of nutcases don’t know the meaning of embarrassment, let alone shame. Seems a majority of Marrackville councillors in inner-urban Sydney fit the bill.
The council’s loony lefties have voted 10-2 to “boycott all goods made in Israel and any sporting, academic institutions, government or institutional cultural exchanges”.
Bet leaders of the Middle East’s powerhouse are trembling in their boots.

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Hot stuff   

Phew, hot and dry here in Perth, a stark contrast to the eastern states. Today I’m off to Denmark in the south-west where hopefully it will be a little cooler.

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Trouble ahead   

There’ll be hell to pay once the disaster ends:

A SECRET report by scientific and engineering experts warned of significantly greater risks of vast destruction from Brisbane River flooding – and raised grave concerns with the Queensland government and the city’s council a decade ago.

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Culpable Greens   11/1/2011

How many of these could have been avoided had weak governments not succumbed to Green nonsense and failed to build dams over the past two decades.

POLICE are warning that southern Queensland’s flash flood death toll will top 20, with reports that the body of a man has just been recovered from a swollen creek near Gatton.

Remember at one time during the drought, Toowoomba was so short of water that authorities considered recycling sewage for domestic use.
Greens already have blood on their hands after their opposition to fire control vegetation clearing contributed to Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfire carnage.

But it also includes the new green movement, which before Black Saturday had grown so strong in the politics of the councils in our most fire-prone areas that Nillumbik Shire even fined people for clearing trees from their homes or for removing dead wood.
Indeed, counsel assisting the royal commission, Jack Rush, QC, this week suggested that since 1981 no fuel reduction burns had been done within 3km to 5km of Kinglake, where 42 people died last year.
Or consider Mitchell Shire Council, which before Black Saturday forced one ratepayer to pay $100,000 in fines and costs for clearing his own fire break.

Imagine if Greens had been around 200 years ago. There’d be no roads, agriculture, bridges, docks or housing. Pretty soon there would have been no settlers. There certainly would not have been gentrified inner suburbs where ignorant elites do all in their power to halt progress elsewhere.

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Wild blame casting   10/1/2011

A leftwing lunatic goes on a shooting spree, killing six and seriously wounding a leftwing politician, and according to leftist commentators it’s the fault of the rational right!!!!
Don’t suppose there’s any chance the killer was stirred up by rhetoric from hate-filled lefties such as unfunny comedienne Sandra Bernhard who warned Sarah Palin she would be “gang-raped by my big black brothers” if she entered Manhattan.
So why would socialist commentators invent such a gossamer-thin motive for the slaughter?
Andrew Klavan believes that as the left becomes more irrelevant to the mainstream they’re desperate to delegitimise their opponents.

But never mind that, because the Left’s sudden talk about incendiary political rhetoric in the wake of the Arizona shooting isn’t really about political rhetoric at all. It’s about the real-world failure of leftist policies everywhere—the bankrupting of nations and states by greedy unions and unfundable social programs, the destruction of inner cities by identity politics, and the appeasement of Muslim extremists in the face of worldwide jihad, not to mention the frequently fatal effects of delirious environmentalism. Europe is in debt and on fire. American citizens are in political revolt. Even the most left-wing president ever is making desperate overtures to his right.
But all that might be tolerable to leftists if they weren’t starting to lose control of the one weapon in which they have the most faith: the narrative. The narrative is what leftists believe in instead of the truth. If they can blame George W. Bush for the economic crisis, if they can make Sarah Palin out to be an idiot, if they can call the Tea Party racist until you think it must be true, they might yet retain power in spite of the international disgrace of their ideas. And though they still mostly dominate the narrative on the three broadcast networks, most cable stations, most newspapers, and much of Hollywood, nonetheless Fox News, talk radio, the Internet, and the Wall Street Journal have begun to respond in ways they can’t ignore.

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Mouths of babes   6/1/2011

Facebook friend Kylie Oliver has been delivered a stumper by her littlie, Ruby, who wanted to know: “How was God made?”

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Hiding the decline . . . again   5/1/2011

The credibility of manmade global warming alarmists takes another battering:

The Met Office warned ministers to expect an ‘exceptionally cold winter’ but then kept the prediction secret from the public.
The forecaster decided not to reveal the information because it was embarrassed after wrongly predicting a ‘barbecue summer’ in 2009, BBC analyst Roger Harrabin said.

As James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal points out, this is the same Met Office that in December 2009 persuaded 1700 scientists to sign a petition attesting to the “professional integrity” of the climate scientists whose shenanigans were laid bare by the Climategate emails.

UPDATE: James Delingpole and Autonomous Mind suspect a spin exercise of Warnian proportions.

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The voice   

Can’t help hoping this has a happy outcome.

UPDATE: You can safely say this has turned out better than imagined in Ted’s wildest dreams.

GLOBAL sensation Ted Williams, the homeless man with the pitch-perfect voice, has been offered a role in a Jack Nicholson movie, Entertainment Tonight reported today.

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Justice denied   3/1/2011

The only thing more outrageous than this is that parasitical ranks will probably close around those responsible for this disgusting injustice:

A MAN labelled an incestuous pedophile and locked up for a crime he did not commit has told of his betrayal by the justice system.
The Victorian man – “AJ” – was jailed for 19 months after the prosecution shelved vital evidence that could have cleared his name.

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