Doubters   20/9/2011

The science is settled, climate alarmists repeatedly maintain. Er, not according to these 50 former IPCC experts.

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It’s a worry   

OMG, as the youngies would say. This is a troubling observation from Andrew Bolt’s blog:

A sign, a sign!
In Victoria for decades, the northern black-backed magpie race has been pushing south towards Melbourne, previously the unassailable territory of the white-backed bird that is the sacred image on the Collingwood logo.
Now the really bad news. Ecology Professor Jane Hughes of Brisbane’s Griffith University, who has been studying the birds for about 20 years, believes she has uncovered a reason. She said the research, which has not yet been published, found the black-backed birds are better camouflaged.
By contrast, the white backs sitting on a nest are, shall we say, sitting ducks, vulnerable to being knocked off.
What is their nemesis?
‘’Raptors,’’ she claims. ‘’Birds such as hawks.’’

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Your enemy is mine   19/9/2011

As usual, Mark Steyn is deadly accurate in taking out self-haters and cowards who refuse to stand up to barbarism.

Listen to what President Obama, Justice Breyer, General Petraeus, The Seattle Weekly and Bluehost internet services are telling us about where we’re headed. As I said in America Alone, multiculturalism seems to operate to the same even-handedness as the old Cold War joke in which the American tells the Soviet guy that “in my country everyone is free to criticize the President”, and the Soviet guy replies, “Same here. In my country everyone is free to criticize your President.” Under one-way multiculturalism, the Muslim world is free to revere Islam and belittle the west’s inheritance, and, likewise, the western world is free to revere Islam and belittle the west’s inheritance. If one has to choose, on balance Islam’s loathing of other cultures seems psychologically less damaging than western liberals’ loathing of their own.

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A ranga ban   

What would our busybody human rights panels make of this?

The world’s largest sperm bank is telling redheads to keep their semen.
Demand for ginger-haired donors is so low that Cryos International says they needn’t bother donating.

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Acting your age   18/9/2011

From here, it’s when you have to lean forward to clearly hear a question from your fellow passenger opposite, while not missing one chkka-chkka-chkka nauseating beat leaking from the ipod earphone belonging to the airhead punk across the aisle.

YOU know you’ve turned 50 when: that person in the hat cannot possibly be a pilot.
Your voice starts to have a tone, perhaps only slight, but there none the less, eof pompous authority.
Restaurants are suddenly very noisy.
You assess a good night’s sleep according to how many times you got up.
You lust after the cars/guitars/clothes of your youth.

The aforementioned cars and clothes of youth:

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Food for thought   17/9/2011

It looks like the Left have lost their favourite sooking point: that Tony Abbott and the Coalition are always negative and have no policies.

THE Coalition is developing an ambitious plan to double Australia’s agricultural production by the middle of the century through a network of new dams in the Top End, which would open up millions of hectares of under-utilised land to food production.

This is truly visionary. Finally someone is considering our future prosperity. Best of all, it will drive the maggoty Greens spare.

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Prickly one   15/9/2011

Is King Solomon available to sit on this case?

OKLAHOMA CITY — The nation’s second-largest Indian tribe said on Tuesday that it would not be dictated to by the U.S. government over its move to banish 2,800 African Americans from its citizenship rolls.
“The Cherokee Nation will not be governed by the BIA,” Joe Crittenden, the tribe’s acting principal chief, said in a statement responding to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Crittenden, who leads the tribe until a new principal chief is elected, went on to complain about unnamed congressmen meddling in the tribe’s self-governance.
The reaction follows a letter the tribe received on Monday from BIA Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk, who warned that the results of the September 24 Cherokee election for principal chief will not be recognized by the U.S. government if the ousted members, known to some as “Cherokee Freedmen,” are not allowed to vote.
The dispute stems from the fact that some wealthy Cherokee owned black slaves who worked on their plantations in the South. By the 1830s, most of the tribe was forced to relocate to present-day Oklahoma, and many took their slaves with them. The so-called Freedmen are descendants of those slaves.
After the Civil War, in which the Cherokee fought for the South, a treaty was signed in 1866 guaranteeing tribal citizenship for the freed slaves.

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Dumping under the influence   14/9/2011

You reckon you’ve had a crappy day?
Old comrade-in-ink Laurie Mills sent this court report he filed in North Queensland:

A man was so drunk he sh*t (soiled) himself straining to supply a breath sample which returned a ‘disgraceful’ result, a court has been told.
Prosecutor Ian Harms told Bowen Magistrates Court Darren Stewart Sharp was so highly intoxicated he defecated himself while doing the breath test about 12.50am on August 21. Sharp blew .204.
“When he was arrested for drink-driving, he became aggressive and yelled ‘just give me my stuff, I’m going home’”.
“He struggled violently when told he was going to handcuffed causing an officer’s finger to be cut,” Sergeant Harms said.
Solicitor Tania Russell said the amount of alcohol Sharp drank contributed to his behaviour.
“He’s given up driving since, is attending AA meetings and seeing a counsellor. Sharp intends to sell his car so he will not repeat-offend,” Ms Russell said.
Magistrate Athol Kennedy told Sharp, who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and obstructing police, his reading was ‘a disgrace’ and that he’d been a danger to everyone on the road that night.
“You or someone else might have ended up dead”.
“You’ll be caught if drive at night because the police have nothing else to do,” Mr Kennedy said.
“In this case, one night of foolishness has seen you end up more than four times over the limit.”
Sharp was fined $1400 and barred from driving for 12 months.
He was also released on a $300, six-month bond and has to pay $200 compensation to the injured officer.

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Magpie mania   5/9/2011

Will Schack is a must-read during the footy finals, particularly for Collingwood fans, among whom young Schackie is numbered. He describes himself as an “optimistic pessimistic” Pie supporter. Unlike his dad, Mike, who felt the pain so badly on Friday night he left the arena during the second quarter. I’ve been through a few Colliwobble experiences with Michael and when it comes to the Pies, pessimism squared is his default position.

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