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Tuesday, 27th June 2017

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IT’S TRUMP’s CASABLANCA

...and he is not choking

Last year I quoted Ted Cruz as a short priced favourite to win the US Presidential nomination and suggested you could “write your own ticket” about Trump. The Republican machinery would never allow a cowboy like Trump to disrupt what has become a comfortably corrupt organisation, or so I thought. But Trump is overwhelming the lobbyists and protected interests like no-one thought possible and now he cannot be ignored.


Making Things Matters

Recent headlines exulted: “Real estate makes bigger profits than mining”.... This is an omen, not a signal to celebrate.


YOU AIN'T NO ABBOTT MALCOLM


ISLAMIC WOMEN KNOW THEIR PLACE

... because no-one has told them otherwise

The discussion about Islam in Australia is very rarely a discussion about Islam. Commentators and politicians usually get bogged down in name calling along with tangents such as who are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ Muslims. It is time to cut through the rhetoric and actually have a debate about the ideology known as Islam.



Extreme Australia is coming

….and it has nothing to do with dangerous animals, crazy sports or hair-raising stunts!


PELL TREADS A FINE LINE

... but now it's time to let him go

Cardinal Pell is not a child molester. He is simply a sad character who has lacked female affection and his sex life has been confined to masturbation. His sin is that he knew of paedophilia within his church and sought to protect the church rather than the children.


TRUMP FIGHTS A HEAD WIND

... and suffers unfriendly fire from the rear

Forecasts that he would self-destruct have proven wrong and Donald Trump has broken the mould for nominee elections forever. No-one has ever seen anything like this before. In between promising to deport 11 million illegal entrants and having an unpresidential punch up with the Pope his successful loony shenanigans have forced his opponents to adopt similar unfamiliar tactics.


20 WAYS TO STOP ISLAMOPHOBIA

Charter for Compassion International have recently released a guidebook on Islamophobia. After reviewing it, we can honestly say we had no idea it was such a problem. This document gives lots of helpful ways for non-Muslims to reduce Islamophobia.


NEWS IN A TIME WARP

...by the way the cartoon is apropos of nothing

I was on a gurney being wheeled into a forbidding theatre. I stretched to see a wall clock that showed 3.20. “This will help you relax”, said an anaesthetist shoving some pink stuff on my tongue. I figured this would be a good time to review my atheist status. Hmmm, not likely.


IT'S THE SUN, STUPID!

Cosmic Cycles, not Carbon Dioxide, Control Climate.

Those who think the political war on carbon will lower Earth’s temperature or keep climate stable need to study climate history. Temperatures on Earth dance to a cyclic rhythm every hour, every day, every month, every season, every year, and to every beat of the sun-spot and glacial cycles.


50 SHADES OF GRANT

The Incredible Transformation Of Stan

Stan came from an ethnic minority community. He says he faced racism. So did I. As have millions of others. Stan faced racism as a white man with aboriginal background. I faced it as a wog dago. My surname was a curse, in that it made me a target in the 1970s. I wasn’t ashamed of my surname, but was called all sort of names I can’t repeat here.


Dutton Plays The GetUp! Rentacrowds Off A Break

IMMIGRATION Minister Dutton showed why he’s considered one of the best government performers with his announcement ‘Baby Asha’ will be moved to an onshore community detention centre.



Salim Mehajer Broke Australia's No 1 Cardinal Rule

DON'T BE A WANKER!

AUBURN deputy mayor Salim Mehajer can’t blame anyone but himself for the slow motion earthbound trajectory he’s found himself on. Sydney’s most newsworthy councillor committed the Australian cardinal sin.


THE HALAL CERTIFIED AUSTRALIAN ARMY

First there were the rumours. Soldiers based at Puckapunyal were told that halal ration packs were on the way. That was about a year ago. Then came the facts.


Voters flocking to ALA

(A re-post of Kirralie Smith's column in The Daily Telegraph)

THE Daily Telegraph recently ran a story written by Catherine McGregor. That article quoted former PM Tony Abbott saying: “At the moment no ­serious senior conservative figure has come out and ­demanded the formation of a new political party to combat extremism."


Reconciliation - Or The New Racism?

Three students in one of Queensland’s top Universities wandered into an unmarked (or at least under marked) facility looking to use a computer. They were stopped and questioned about their ethnic ancestry. When it turned out that they belonged to the “wrong” ethnic group they were refused access to the computers and asked to leave the facility.


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