And your’s wears army boots   30/10/2012

The Australian today reveals that Julia Gillard regarded our wives and mothers as prostitutes:

In 1983 – the year she was elected AUS president – an AUS annual council defeated heavily a call to oppose “all acts of terrorism and political violence”. Furthermore, the AUS annual council declined to recognise the rights of religious clubs and societies at universities to “express their views on campus” or to have access to campus facilities. The AUS declared 1983 to be the International Year of the Lesbian. It also adopted a policy on prostitution which said, in part: “Prostitution takes many forms and is not only the exchange of money for sex. Prostitution in marriage is the transaction of sex in return for love, security and housekeeping.” This bizarre statement made headlines across Australia. Anti-AUS student activists produced posters with the slogan: “AUS says your mother is a prostitute!”

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This idiot doesn’t seem to know who he is   

To be added to the ”This comes as no surprise whatsoever” file:

He has not been charged over the latest incident, which occurred after police were called to the Moroccan Apartments in Surfers Paradise at 5.30am to break up a fight between Tomic and a male friend. After police separated the two, Tomic is alleged to have turned on the officers.
They said he had reminded them of “who he was” and accused them of running a hate campaign against him.

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Mystery galore   29/10/2012

Here’s a new one to me from the city of bizarre deaths.

The body on the beach
This mystery has it all: an unidentified body, an unknown cause of death, and a trail of clues leading… nowhere. On December 1, 1948, a man was found dead on Somerton beach, in Australia. He was in peak physical condition (apart from being dead) but police couldn’t ID him: no papers and all the labels had been removed from his clothes. At autopsy, poison was suspected but not confirmed.
A month later police discovered a brown suitcase at Adelaide Railway station that might have belonged to the mysterious Somerton Man. Its label, and those on the clothes inside, had been removed. Dead end, until June of 1949 when investigators reexamined the body and found a secret pocket in the man’s clothing, containing a scrap of paper with words on it. Publicity helped find the rare book that the page was torn from: a man found it in the back seat of his car the night before the body was found. In the book was a strange code (unbroken to this day) and a woman’s phone number. She denied knowing the dead man, ending another line of inquiry. Even now, criminologists are working to solve this twisted mystery.

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Greg Norman invasion   

A new dimension to Jumping. The shark.

US golf club employees have rescued what is believed to be a young shark that dropped out of the sky and flopped around on the 12th tee.

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Egg, there is a face waiting   27/10/2012

Perhaps the national broadcaster should consider contracting this fiercely independent broadcaster. Wonder how the diggers at Four Corners feel about this?

THE ABC’s Canberra news editor says he does not regard the controversy over the union slush fund Julia Gillard set up for her then boyfriend Bruce Wilson to be newsworthy, and he does not have the resources to cover it anyway.

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No profit from lies   26/10/2012

What sort of political nongs dishonestly introduce a fiercely resisted tax and then fail to gain any income from it? Is there anything this rabble can do competently?

THE ferocious miners’ campaign that led to Kevin Rudd’s removal as prime minister was a direct result of an assurance Wayne Swan gave Rio Tinto that the resource super-profits tax had not been settled — four days before he announced a final version of it.

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Ploughing ahead   23/10/2012

No secret who this Iowa farmer favours in the presidential election.

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Another perpetually aggrieved whine   

There’s nothing more pathetic than finding offence where none is intended.
Labor sooks are turning a perfectly reasonable comment by Abbott about the government’s demonstrated incompetence and lack of public empathy into a sexist attack on Gillard.
The flimsy accusation comes from a party boasting an ex-House leader who described the partner of a Coalition backbencher as resembling a “retired B-grade porn star”.
Mr Abbott told the Seven Network that Labor’s cut to the baby bonus for second or subsequent children in yesterday’s mid-year economic and fiscal outlook would hurt Australian families. He said Wayne Swan’s inference that each extra child families had cost households less was simply wrong.

“Often one child is still in the cot when the second one comes along … so you actually need to get an extra cot or a double-sized pram,” Mr Abbott said.
“I think if the government was a bit more experienced in this area they wouldn’t come out with glib lines like that.”

The government is populated with people who have gone from university to a legal office or trade union and then into politics. Their only connection to the real working and middle classes is the ocker accents they’ve carefully crafted during their political training.
What with all that time spent on backroom faction plotting, shmoozing with media mates and affairs with fellow political travellers, there’d be a fair amount of common family life Labor MPs wouldn’t have a clue about. Their sheer incompetence in delivering policies that affect Australian families certainly suggests that.
Abbott quickly apologised if Gillard was offended.
Gracious of him, but he didn’t have to. The only ones excited about this are dead horse floggers whose confected outrage will only drive more pro-family folk into the Abbott camp.

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In their words – loosers   22/10/2012

Yeah, that’ll learn him.

If Mitt Romney wins, I’m never having sex again! (Source)

Hmmm, this must make sense to someone:

If Mitt Romney wins come Nov. I’m becoming an Atheist Nun, just to shut-down those dickheads that want take control over me. (Source)

The American Dream blog has been trawling the net to find 50 crazy things Obama supporters are threatening to do if Romney wins.
They’re unintentionally funny, violent and as dumb as dog turds.

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Cheers!   

Good news for Australian winemakers and grapegrowers:

Vintners in Europe said they are bracing for the worst harvest in half a century. Drought, hail and cold weather have hit the region hard, with France and Italy being especially impacted by bad weather. According to AP, the European wine harvest typically accounts for over 60 percent of the world’s wine production.

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Can’t hear you   

The silence of the sisterhold is deafening when real misogyny occurs.

A mob of about 30 men has turned “crazy” and groped and robbed a French television journalist near Tahrir Square in Cairo, in the latest case of violence against women at the epicentre of Egypt’s protests.
France 24 news station said in a statement that Sonia Dridi was attacked about 10:30pm on Friday after a live broadcast on a protest at the square and was later rescued by a colleague and other witnesses.

And let’s hear the Labor luvvies react to this sexist abuse:

A LABOR MP has described the partner of a Coalition backbencher as resembling a “retired B-grade porn star” in an ugly slur which has reignited the misogyny row.
Opposition Whip and former Legislative Council President Amanda Fazio pulled out her Blackberry at a parliamentary event on Thursday to post “deplorable” comments about the partner of Nationals MP for Tweed Geoff Provest on Facebook.

It says much about NSW Labor that such a toxic-mouthed moron could rise to be president of the Legislative Council.

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Slick ridicule   21/10/2012

Mark Steyn has great sport with the latest non-issue to get the perpetually outraged’s knickers in a twist:

Yes, indeed. Romney wants to return us to the 1950s, when a woman’s place was in the binder, when every predatory male had his little black binder, and condescending misogynists would interview applicants for lieutenant governor of Massachusetts and smirk, “Why, Miss Jones, you’re beautiful without your binder . . . ” It was the age of patriarchal sitcoms when the little lady would greet her man at the front door with his pipe and binders, where girls were told they could aspire no further than to ace Home Ec and thereby persuade some eligible young man to put a ring file on their finger. We all remember the careless sexist assumptions of the so-called family shows of those days — Leave It to Binder, Ozzie and Binder, Binder Knows Best, My Three Binders, Gilligan’s Binder, The Binder Bunch — until eventually the mold was broken by The Mary Binder Moore Show in the early Seventies. By then, feminists across the land were burning their binders, and Erica Jong had popularized the “zipless file.” As Gloria Steinem famously said, a woman needs a binder like a fish needs a three-tab manila hanging folder. Soon American wives were filing for divorce.

I wonder what Steyn would make of a Prime Minister branding her opponent – happily married with three loving daughters – a misogynist while defending a man who makes filthy comments about women.

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Abusing language   

Looks like The Australian is leaving itself open to charges – according to a new definition – of misogyny:

Nicola Roxon faces Peter Slipper revolt
Milanda Rout

Nicola Roxon crosses the line
Dennis Shanahan

Roxon amongst poorest performers
Peter Van Onselen

It’s not the true definition which describes a misogynist as a woman hater; and it’s not the politicised Macquarie definition of ”sexist”. No, it’s the version employed when a Labor woman emulates her male colleagues and displays astonishing incompetence and blatant politicisation of judicial processes and gets called on it.
Talk about cheapening the language.

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Going, going, Greens   

And so the rot continues with the most left of Australian governments folding under the forces of rationale and responsibility.

TRIUMPHANT Liberal leader Zed Seselja says ACT voters have rejected a Labor-Greens alliance in the territory election.
But he’s stopped short of claiming victory, with the opposition falling one seat short of majority government in the 17-seat legislative assembly.
It will take days of negotiation with the Greens before a new minority government can be formed in the territory.
The Liberals, on the back of their biggest-ever primary vote, are on track to take eight seats to Labor’s seven giving them their highest representation in the 23-year history of self-government.

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Normally wrong   20/10/2012

Any doubts can be removed that loonies are commanding the vital role of educating our children and grandchildren once you learn that the very reason for their existence can be put down to the evil of ”hetrosexism”, a condition afflicting more than 99 per cent of Australian couples.
Kevin Donnelly explains:

The 2003 AEU policy document goes one step further and attacks commonly accepted beliefs about men and women, in marriage for example, as unfairly promoting “heterosexism”.
Heterosexism is defined as “the pervasive assumption of heterosexuality which is common to language, the law, and other institutions in Australian society; eg, the education system and the family”.

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Rogering Ramjeet   19/10/2012

Approaching a century and still firing live rounds:

He could be a great-great-grandfather. But at 96, an Indian man is the world’s oldest new dad.
Ramjeet Raghav and his 52-year-old wife, Shakuntala Devi, gave birth to their second son on Oct. 5, according to the Times of India.

Hey, the new-born and I share a birthday.

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In her corner   15/10/2012

Golly, with friends like this . . .

PRIME Minister Julia Gillard’s scathing speech against sexism won unlikely backing from controversial former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, who said history was on her side.

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Say no more   13/10/2012

A sound analysis by Paul Kelly to end a political week marked by faux outrage and rank hypocrisy:

The answer is that the misogynist card is just another tactic. Gillard’s support for Slipper and condemnation of Abbott proves the point. The joke here is on the social media activists who think the political reporters missed the story. They’re wrong. The reporters got it right because the real story is that Labor exploits misogyny as a tactic for its own self-interest. The real story was Gillard’s hypocrisy. It was on brilliant display.

Is the unintended consequence of this new bout of feminist fanaticism the prohibition of many raunchy jests?
Am I a misogynist for telling my favourite grubby yarn? The one in which the woman walks into a pub and asks the barman for a double entendre. So he gives her one!

One of two awkward questions put by Professor Bunyip in the wake of latest revelations about a certain slush fund:

Does your sympathy for women extend to humble housewives cheated of their marital assets by the legal deceptions of philandering husbands’ and their new girlfriends?”

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Rank hypocrites   10/10/2012

Cripes, a day’s a long time in politics.

JULIA Gillard has been left holding a knife-edge working majority of one seat after Peter Slipper dramatically resigned last night, just hours after the Prime Minister drew on the support of two independents and the sole Greens MP to save the Speaker from a bid to oust him from the chair for degrading women.

After Gillard’s dangerous recruitment of Slipper backfired so spectacularly, I suspect Kevin Rudd is working the phones like an SP bookie.
But how about the selective outrage of Labor ministers yesterday, supporting the vile Slipper while hammering Tony Abbott for allegedly being a ”misogynist”?
Janet Albrechtsen nails the blatant hypocrisy of the ”handbag hit squad” and the lack of political and legal nous shown by an attorney-general who has never worked in the real world.

In question time yesterday, Gillard decided to stand by her man. It was an unedifying spectacle to watch her cling to a tarnished Speaker just to secure an extra vote on the floor of the chamber. Instead of denouncing Slipper, Gillard ramped up an attack against Tony Abbott. In an emotional voice, she said the Opposition Leader was sexist and a misogynist. She would “not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man”, Gillard said. “Not now. Not ever.”
Slipper’s shameful texts about female genitalia should have unleashed the ire of the feisty “handbag hit squad” that so fearlessly exposes every hint of misogyny in Canberra and beyond. There is no point looking wonderfully earnest about these matters if you are not also intellectually consistent. Alas, Labor’s breathtaking double standards form only one part of what has been a fiasco from beginning to end. Even before yesterday’s dramatic turn of events, the conduct of the nation’s Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon, ensured that the Slipper affair will go down in Australian political history as the definition of desperation, poor judgment and hypocrisy.

Another intellectually strong woman, Judith Sloan, has a scornful last word:

The really troubling implication of this showdown is that Gillard will now mispresent any criticims of her peformance and the performance of her government as examples of sexism and misogyny. She will play this card, even if it is the lowest trick in the book, constantly portraying herself as a helpless victim. A sad day for feminism.
Come off it, Julia. I say just suck it up.

Nick Leys reveals another instance of rank double standards from the Left in regard to the digusting Slipper:

THE social media campaign raging against Alan Jones has not been matched by any similar degree of vitriol against Peter Slipper for his misogynist comments, giving some indication of the politics behind the campaign against the broadcaster.
Since the broadcaster’s comments about Julia Gillard’s deceased father were made public 10 days ago, anti-Jones campaigners have shown just how effective Twitter and Facebook can be.
But despite his offensive comments released this week comparing female genitalia to mussels, Slipper has so far escaped the same rigorous condemnation.

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Trouble at hill   9/10/2012

More strife for the Federal Government:

LABOR MP Daryl Melham has resigned his post as caucus chairman in a move seen as a vote of no-confidence in the cabinet.
Mr Melham told caucus of his decision this morning, saying he wanted to focus on retaining his marginal NSW seat of Banks at the next election.

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