We are repulsed by it, but Muslims have no problem celebrating self harm. A primitive ritual, “Ashura”, is celebrated mostly by Shia Muslims to commemorate the martyrdom of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, in 680 AD.
Clive showed clearly this morning that he doesn’t have a handle on Parliamentary procedure, he has no concept of Standing Orders, has never read the Constitution and has very little hope of tethering his Pups to their kennels.
Apart from Joan of Arc, sheilas rarely donned battle gear and went to die in “holy” wars. Only the blokes suffered gruesome deaths in the name of some or other ethereal belief. It was common for armies to lose half their numbers before returning home with their tails between their legs.
A major problem within stables of racehorses in training is the oestrous cycles of fillies and mares. My experience with the 60 and more horses I once had in training may sound a little verbally graphic, but if you stay with me, you will see the reason for discussing a subject that that I would not normally touch, and little is known of.
Similarities between the last days of the Gillard Government and the Obama Administration are eerily similar with social experiment implosions, foreign policy meltdowns, out of control debt, dismantled borders and a quota of at least one idiotic decision per day.
The nasty taste of a disastrous Islamic immigration experiment should not extend to all immigrants. We can credit good immigrants with contributing to our lifestyle, our wealth and our standing as a first-world Asian power but, as Howard said, “We will choose who comes here” and that makes today’s High Court ruling a critical high-water mark on the boat battle.
Injunctive relief temporarily preventing Australia handing 153 Tamils back to the Sri Lankan Navy, mid-ocean, simply calls for a brief time-out for both parties to plead their cases, but there seems little doubt the High Court will find Sri Lanka as repulsive as it found Malaysia. But long term it will have no effect on Morrison’s “Sovereign Borders” policy.
The terms of reference of the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse are broad-ranging and almost without parameters. It has now turned its attention to swimming coaches after having ripped into every religious sect exposing paedophilia.
Joe Hockey’s attempt to minimise flak from a proposed co-payment by limiting it to seven dollars will prove pointless. Around 35% of a budget for each new Government “initiative” is usurped by administration costs and that 35% component rises exponentially with a falling return.
There is no more dangerous path to tread than to be an enemy of both major Parties... and Clive Palmer is certainly that. For the moment he has effectively become the Federal Government, as he said he would.
‘The Australian’ reported this morning that former Liberal Party deputy leader, Neil Brown QC, and The Australian’s columnist, Janet Albrechtsen, have been appointed to the, "Independent Nominations Panel" overseeing Board positions at the ABC and SBS.
Reports last week that 153 “refugees” had departed from India and were heading for Australia proved incorrect. “We know what an Indian boat looks like”, said a regular contact of Pickering Post’s. It was also reported there was a water shortage and sick children were aboard who were vomiting. These reports have since been proved false.
Judicial penalties should reflect societal values and are usually imposed in the context of the time that the crime was committed and the crimes of Rolf Harris were committed from the 60s to the early 80s.
Early this morning I yelled upstairs to the missus, “Get down here, there’s some history happening.” I actually wanted her to make a cuppa, ‘cos she isn’t really into sport and there was no way I was leaving the TV. She didn’t come down.
I don’t believe he is in any sense a paedophile. Rolf Harris is just a dirty old man. He is a talented octogenarian from another age where girls learnt to fend for themselves. Under the shadow of a despicable Jimmy Savile and in a climate of paedophile purges, he was always a gonner.
Campbell Newman’s leap from Mayor to Premier was an indication of the LNP’s shallow talent pool rather than an indication of Newman’s ability.