Killer climate   31/1/2013

If it’s a flood, blame climate change. A bushfire, yep, climate change is the culprit. Record snowfalls? Climate change, definitely. A rise in local homicides? Climate change of course. . . WHAAATTT!!!

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the Center for American Progress’ Christie Hefner said that Chicago’s sky-high murder rate could be blamed — at least in part — on climate change.

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Freedom prevails   

Terrific news: Drab Olive Oyl has been forced to bow to democratic principles and dump a totalitarian proposal that would make it illegal to insult or offend someone.
But the would-be authoritarian refuses to concede that her despotic proposals trashed every notion of free speech in a democracy.

But Ms Roxon sought to portray the backdown as a triumph of process, saying an exposure draft had done its job in highlighting problems with the proposed consolidation of existing laws.

Reminds me of Fonzie when confronted with the possibility he may have been wrong.
Drab Olive thinks that word relates to a South Australian senator.

UPDATE:
Oops, hold the celebrations for now.
Senator George Brandis fears the iron fist of Stalinist-style authoritarianism is still clenched:

Besides, there is a lot more wrong with the bill that the government has shown no sign of giving up on.
The entire history of the Gillard government’s attempt to use anti-discrimination law as a Trojan horse to impose a far-reaching regime of political correctness, which would reach into almost every corner of Australian life, has been marked by deviousness and outright dishonesty.

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Splash   30/1/2013

Ballsy or mad? You decide.

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Sexist quango   29/1/2013

Did you know there is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency? Seems it has well and truly failed in its mission.
According to the excellent Catallaxy Files blog, at June 30 the federal agency had 39 employees: 36 female and three male.

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Rooster home to roost   

According to the harridan-in-chief’s rant, this is misogynist:

And at one point she sneered at Mr Abbott, saying he was “now looking at his watch because apparently a woman’s spoken too long”.

That’s not misogynist. This is misogynist:

Mr Mathieson told the joke about Asian women and prostate examinations at a reception for the Prime Minister’s XI cricket team at The Lodge last night.
“We can get a blood test for it, but the digital examination is the only true way to get a correct reading on your prostate,” the men’s health ambassador said.
“So make sure you go and do that, and perhaps look for a small Asian female doctor is probably the best way.”

Senator George Brandis points out that Mathieson’s tasteless jest wouldn’t pass scrutiny by Cabinet’s other sourpuss, Drab Olive Oyl.

Shadow attorney-general George Brandis said the joke, while inappropriate, highlighted the problem with Labor’s “nanny state” laws, which would allow aggrieved parties to sue over offensive comments.
“I think Tim Mathieson is lucky he didn’t tell this joke after the Nicola Roxon anti-discrimination bill became law, because if he did he’d probably have been carted away to the re-education camp by the thought police,” Senator Brandis told Sky News.

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Superior judgement   28/1/2013

Someone who knows what he’s talking about gives his opinion on Drab Olive Oyl’s (aka Nicola Roxon and I hope she’s insulted and offended) proposed totalitarian legislation:

FORMER High Court judge Ian Callinan has called for widespread community opposition to the federal government’s proposed changes to discrimination law, which he says are “outrageous” and a threat to community cohesion.
“Every Australian with an ideal for democracy – and I hope that means most Australians – should do everything they lawfully can to oppose the introduction of this outrageous law,” said Mr Callinan, who retired from the nation’s highest court in 2007.

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Dumb wowsers   25/1/2013

Revealed: the politically correct are so thick they don’t understand satire.

IN THE annals of comedy history, Fawlty Towers is considered one of the greatest television programs ever produced. And from among its episodes, The Germans, in which hotelier Basil Fawlty clashes with visiting German tourists, is one of its most-loved.
And yet in an act which many will see as political correctness gone mad, if not actual cultural vandalism, the venerable BBC has censored a scene in which racist language is used.
In the scene, a hotel regular, the elderly Major Gowen (Ballard Berkeley), relates a conversation in which he corrected someone for using a particular racist slur, by suggesting they use another, equally racist, slur.

Alf Garnett would give them the vapours

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Censored   24/1/2013

Crocodile kid Bindi Irwin has learnt that freedom of speech for some politicians extends only to what they want to hear.

PASSIONATE wildlife campaigner Bindi Irwin has gotten into a biff with one of the world’s most powerful women.
The 14-year-old has stood her ground after an essay she was invited to write for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s e-journal was drastically edited before it was to be published.

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Bum kicked   23/1/2013

The rationalist’s pinup girl, Janet Albrechsten, exposes the ignorance and dishonesty behind Julia Gillard’s misogyny slurs.

Real misogyny is a serious matter. Just ask the women in Saudi Arabia who still may not drive a car. Or ask the families of the thousands upon thousands of “missing women” in India who are routinely killed over disputes about dowries. Ask yet another young Indian woman travelling on a bus who was brutally raped for hours by a gang of six young men in their 20s.

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Hot and cold   21/1/2013

The ABC and fellow leftist alarmists have been furiously linking Australia’s recent summer heatwaves to predictions of manmade global warming.
What then, do they make of the recent weather in Russia?

Unrelenting snowfalls have caused unprecedented chaos in Russia. Over the past week, the country has seen scores of traffic accidents, flight delays and, in some cases, the complete isolation of some remote settlements and towns.

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Now, this was a man   20/1/2013

While media obsesses about a lying cheat, a truly great US sportsman shuffles off this mortal coil.

Stan Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals star with the corkscrew stance and too many batting records to fit on his Hall of Fame plaque, died Saturday. He was 92.

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To pie, ah!   19/1/2013

There’s some funny buggers around.

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Yuk!   

Worst sicko of the year. So far.

JANUARY 18–A Florida man faces upwards of 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty this week to a revolting product tampering scheme in which he returned used enemas to the CVS pharmacy where he purchased the item.

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Well prepared   18/1/2013

Ask for a recollection from the 1970s Melbourne movie, Stork, and most geezers would struggle to recall anything more emphatic than Bruce Spence’s hilariously disgusting oyster from the schnozz scene.
But my extremely learned friend, Roger Franklin, remembered a far more telling signpost from the era that the Stork delivered.

Notice the roadsides? Not too many trees, blue sky visible, light grass cover – in other words, terrain that has been shaped and groomed by the hand of man and would have offered little sustenance to a runaway inferno.

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Point blank range   15/1/2013

Crazy Lady Gaga’s bound to get the luvvies in a tizz with her double-barrelled gun bra.

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Alarm bells   10/1/2013

The ABC (Australian Bolshevik Collective?) hasn’t let a single opportunity pass in the current heatwave to flog its global warming dead horse.
If citizens took the ABC seriously, our farms would become deserts, our rivers would run dry and the elderly would drop like flies.
News flash, dummies: it’s summer and Australia sometimes endures extra hot spells during that season.
Alarmists would be better and more objectively employed by perusing the lastest forecasts from UK’s Met Office.

THERE will be no further warming of the planet’s surface over the next five years, Britain’s Met Office has forecast.
This downgrading of predictions for the effects of climate change mean that by 2017 it is projected there will have been no global increase in temperature for almost 20 years.

UPDATE:
Wayne Swan gets branded Goose, but pathetic Skyhooks impersonator and onetime Gillard bedmate Craig Emerson gives him a run for his money in the dopiness stakes.
Emerson is the latest of a string of alarmists to use the recent heatwave to whip up manmade global warming hysteria.
His article appeared in The Australian only centimetres from an editorial referring to the aforementioned UK Met office forecast.
Correspondents to The Oz are enjoying great sport with Emmo’s gullibility. Bet his harder-headed ministerial comrade, Martin Ferguson, is enjoying a chuckle at Emerson’s expense.

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Great yarn   

Credit where it’s due and the ABC deserves an award for this wonderful story it broke about a family surviving Tasmania’s bushfires this week.

For two-and-a-half hours, the family huddled beneath the jetty, up to their necks in water, gulping mouthfuls of increasingly toxic air. “There were times when we had to move deeper because it was too hot, and there were times when the jetty itself caught fire,” he told Australia’s ABC Radio. With smoke and embers swirling around them, “there was probably only about 200-300mm of air above the water”.

The images alone are priceless.

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Left low   8/1/2013

Nicola Roxon, she of the drab olive cigarette packets, has plunged to new depths by claiming a previously understated woman was merely performing a political stunt by telling the media of her boss’s help and concern during her struggle with IVF treatment.

“I think it’s clear from these sorts of stories that the Liberal Party research must be showing that Mr Abbott does have a problem with women and that he’s trying to do something about it,” drab Olive Oyl claimed.

Even lefty commentator Ann Summers gave drab Olive and comrades a hefty kick in the bloomers.

“. . . there was no excuse for the sexist, misogynist and in some cases downright cruel responses it elicited.

Summers extracted some of the vile comments circulating as drab Olive made her hateful comment.

For instance, the Twitter hashtag #whatsintonysfridge quickly took off. While it contained some tame (and lame) attempts at political humour, nominating policies such WorkChoices as being in the fridge, other Tweets went straight for the jugular. Or, in this case, the ovaries.
CriticalBeatdown ‏@ConnorJolley: A set of rosaries wrapped around Peta Credlin’s ovum #whatsintonysfridge
Joe2 ‏@eatatjoe2: #whatsintonysfridge turkey baster
There were plenty of other comments in this vein but by far the most offensive in my view was a photoshopped image posted by someone who calls himself “George Bludger” of Credlin holding a pan of fried eggs with the caption “Stop the Eggs”.

No one does hatespeak as well as the Left, as Credlin painfully learnt last October.

The story by Maiden was intended, apparently, as a curtain-raiser for an interview Credlin has given to Marie Claire magazine which will be published this week. In that interview, when asked about her toughest day at work, she disclosed that it was after she and Abbott had been the subject of a “grubby joke” at a union event in Canberra the night before.
“The joke didn’t faze me – politics is tough,” she is reported by Maiden as saying, “but on that day I had come to the office straight from hospital after my fifth failed IVF attempt. All I wanted to do was to go home to bed, pull the doona over my head and cry. But if I didn’t front up, there would be a sense that the joke had got to me. So I had to sit through Question Time in the advisers’ box and have a smile on my face. It was personally tough.”

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Opening up   

US weatherman Al Roker takes “tell all” to a stratospheric level.

After undergoing the surgery in 2002 and losing over 100 pounds, Roker, 58, confessed in an interview with NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman on Dateline Sunday that he pooped his pants at the White House.

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Blooper season   

You know it’s the silly season when the B team is wheeled out to read the news.
Channel 7′s blonde reported last week on an investigation into matters at the “Kuck-oo” restaurant in the Dandenongs.
Not to be outdone, Channel 9′s blonde referred to the “Princess” Highway.
But the cigar goes to ABC’s reporterette who gave PM Gillard priestly powers by asserting her visit to Tasmanian bushfire victims “boosted morals”.

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