Malcolm Fraser I knew well, he was basically a shy bushie and certainly no redneck determined to trash Constitutional precedents. He more than anyone realised at the time that Whitlam, one way or another, should go with all but the hard Left at Fairfax and the ABC expressing relief at the dismissal.
I used to say that I would go to Margie’s funeral to pay my respects but I would go to Gough’s funeral to make sure he was dead. Of course that is quite uncalled for and in extremely bad taste now that he has gone.
In January 2014 OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría called for “a plan to achieve zero net greenhouse emissions globally.” Not to be outdone, Australia has an organisation named “Beyond Zero Emissions”
For thousands of years people have studied the Bible and argued over whether or not it contains the truth. Although parts of it do require a leap of faith, I have to say, it has stood up pretty well and no-one has been able to prove conclusively whether it is true or not. At the end of the day, it comes down to the individual, you either believe it or you don't.
A female fruit picker in Pakistan last week lost her appeal against a death sentence for blasphemy. Asia Bibi had taken a drink of water from a well during the heat of the day but had inadvertently used a cup that was reserved for Muslim women.
There is little sympathy for the Pakistani who fingered Osama Bin Laden in return for a $US25 million bounty. He still sits rotting in a Pakistani jail with no hope of ever seeing day light, let alone his reward.
Has Woolworths just given Aussies the best reason yet to shop elsewhere? An Aussie flag with the words “Love it or leave” is a statement directed at those in the Islamic community who say we are unworthy hosts and want us liquidated, but it is also directed at anyone who feels the same way regardless of race.
He needs you to cuddle him but you can’t. He doesn’t understand that ‘dead’ means gone forever and why only people wearing white rain coats and masks without smiles dare approach him... this is the real tragedy of Ebola.
Countries including Israel and many Arab States have placed travel bans on people departing from West African countries stricken with the Ebola virus. Australia and the US have so far wisely decided against this kneejerk reaction to what threatens to become an international crisis.
There are no fewer than 16 influential Islamic organisations in Australia, including Hizb ut-Tahrir, and there are countless thriving sub Islamic groups in business for some very odd reasons and with some very questionable motives. All receive Government funding in one way or another.
For all of you going on about what a great tough guy Putin is, I suggest you stop and take a look at the man. Putin is ex-KGB and military. He is known to have associations with the Russian mob and has gone to great lengths to "remove from circulation" anyone he has considered a threat to his power in Russia.
Shorten celebrated his first birthday as an insipid parvenu with a heartfelt wish to ban Putin from the G20 and Abbott wants to shirt front the diminutive Ruskie. As much as that would rate its tits off, neither is going to happen.