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.
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.
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.
I was aimlessly flicking channels looking for this al-Jazeera doco on ISIS, only because the missus had cancelled the porn channel, when National Geographic channel popped up... and crikey it looked interesting.
If Barack Obama had returned troops to Iraq six months ago, as his Administration and top military brass advised he must do, the Islamic State could have been all but destroyed. Deploying troops now is pointless as the coalition’s war planes have already run out of targets and IS fighters are vanishing into a civilian environment and preparing for a guerrilla war that neither side can win.
Xenophobic, homophobic, theophobic, islamophobic, etc and if those stigmatic titles don’t make you back off, there’s the old reliable favourites “racist”, “misogynist” and “bigot”. All are attack words in the armoury of the Left and they sure beat the hell out of constructing a reasoned argument to challenge an alternative view.
Barack Obama has already lost the House and is likely to lose the Senate as he struggles with foreign policy and domestic debt leading up to the mid-term elections in four weeks’ time. Like Joe Hockey, he has lost weight and passed through 50 shades of grey as he ponders his last two years as a lame duck President.
Dress code of the Islamic Political Party (IAP): Muhammad (May You And All Your Male Relatives Be Exalted) and his political party preferred their gentle ladies to keep it chaste and innocent. The Party is particularly fond of all over body coverage which helps to repress the female sex, thereby preventing its male voters from getting woodies in public and preventing Muslim women from developing an identity outside the shackles of their husbands.