The king of Epirus (pyrrhic) defeated the Roman army at Asculum in 280 B.C. But the victory was at such cost to his own army that he was rendered unable to attack Rome itself. He had lost the war for the sake of a battle. He had remarked, "One more such victory and we are lost". So, the loss of one mosque does not a Spring make.
Kathy awoke the next morning, she felt sick and stayed in bed until 4pm, she then dressed and attended the Party conference that evening at the Convention Centre at the far end of the caravan park.
[A prologue to this story is an important one: I have read an extensive, albeit heavily redacted, transcript of police interviews with Kathy. The police appear to have carried out their investigations in a professional and comprehensive manner. It is clear there was not much more they could have done.
I never reply to abuse I receive because I believe it’s your right to express whatever opinion you want. But, as much as I love you guys, in this case, as with Julia Gillard and her attendance at the Royal Commission, many posters missed the point.
After having lived in South Africa I left fearing for its future. Affirmative action was ripping the heart from a tough nation of builders, the ANC was corrupted by its newfound power and white rule had started to appear the lesser of two evils. But the transition from Apartheid is finally working and no better indication of that was the performance of Judge Masipa and her handling of the Pistorius case.
Every Western nation is confused as to why their Muslim youth is flooding to support the Islamic State, yet it’s an easy question that no Western leader will confront. The answer is deeply imbedded in the Muslim psyche. The answer is this, it has been sitting there for 1500 years and will never change:
Stoljar had not done his homework, Galbally should have stayed in bed and Gillard lied through her teeth... but she had her ducks in order. Wilson is still clearly under her spell and other witnesses had changed their evidence overnight to suit Gillard's account of events.
For those who intend to watch a former Prime Minister try to defend the indefensible in the Royal Commission into Unions today here’s a brief précis of what Julia Gillard and her union thug boyfriend, Bruce Wilson were up to.
Date: Tomorrow, Wednesday 10th September Time: 8.30 am in readiness for the “City Planning Committee’s” deliberation commencing at 9:00am on the application for a Mega Mosque to be approved in suburban Currumbin. Venue: Gold Coast City Council Chambers, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise
I too heard the music and saw trailers for “60 Minutes” and was anticipating a Coalition meltdown with Ministers resigning en masse but half way through the program, which was entirely given over to the Ashby/Slipper saga, it was time for a cup of tea, we had heard it all before.
I have never checked my Aussie smoked salmon for that rotten little Arab sign denoting halal certification. But there it was, that little circled bit of calligraphy (which probably says ‘sucked in’) was on my Tassel Tasmanian smoked salmon. I mean seriously, HTF can a fish be halal? Does the damned boat need to be facing Mecca when you're gutting the bloody thing?
With an eye on mid-term elections in November and the possibility of losing the Senate as well as Congress to the Republicans, will Obama take up arms against his favoured faith? It’s doubtful.
“I refuse to use the term ‘State’ it is not a legitimate ‘State’ it is clearly a death cult”, said Tony Abbott in genuine anger. An apparently reasonable assessment that will naturally be ignored by media but is the title “Islamic State” so offensive to Abbott because of the word “State” or because of the word “Islamic”? Hmmm.
Small politicians have small hands, small fingers, small feet, small everything actually, so how can they be expected to have large brains? When Campbell Newman was drafted from Brisbane Council to lead the LNP to an election when he didn’t even hold a Legislative Assembly seat, it was not so much a mark of his potential, but more a condemnation of who other than Newman the LNP could offer up as Leader.
In the “Desert Shield” Gulf War of 1990, George Bush Senior stopped at the border after chasing the cowardly Iraqis out of Kuwait. He resisted the hawks’ demands that he march on Baghdad, but George Junior had other ideas and in a knee jerk rage in 2003 he decided on an Iraqi regime change. That decision which resulted in his “Mission Completed” farce is the reason for the current Iraq chaos.