Obama failed on one major issue Americans will not ignore. He failed to sustain eye contact with Romney. Whenever he was confronted he looked down and did not hold his gaze.
Tragic plane crashes because of cloud (which apparently this one was) can be avoided in non-IFR aircraft. When unexpectedly engulfed in cloud: First do not descend. Do a 180 degree turn. If the cloud has closed in behind you climb to 10,000ft. You cannot hit anything there and you can still breathe. Then ask Brisbane approach for a vector into Maroochydore or Brisbane airport. It seems operations were normal at the time the aircraft encountered cloud so fuel endurance should have been enough for even an alternate. We will never know but a crash is nearly always due to pilot error. Strange for a pilot of his experience.
The stood aside Health Services Union boss, Michael Williamson has been arrested. He allegedly attempted to hinder police in their investigations into fraud within the HSU.
The girls’ mother stood by and watched her children be dragged, crying, to a waiting plane. She had told her children she would not be going back with them so the children would tell the court they wanted to stay. The trauma for girls was a small matter for the mother in her final attempt to muster media support. When the girls were on the plane she told a reporter that she would return “tomorrow”. She was always going to return. She has custody awarded to her by an Italian court. There seems there is no depth of indecency this woman will not stoop to.
AN Australian filmmaker has refused to sell footage of a firestorm to former US vice-president Al Gore - to use in Mr Gore's climate presentations - because the event was unrelated to climate change.
A simple question to a child that simple magistrates have never grasped. Invariably, the child’s answer to this question without hesitation will be, “BOTH”... and that should be the basis of all judgment.
Not sure what radio station it was now but I did say about four months back that there was only one way this disaster could end: “These poor girls must return to Italy.”
Alan Jones is sitting at home organising another program on 2GB with a grin from ear to ear.
The ALP is still in a muck lather, excited at the prospect that it could castrate its most strident critic.
Alan Jones was wrong and the ALP is hypocritical
BY: GREG HUNT From: The Australian October 02, 2012 12:00AM
THIS is a dangerous piece to write. But here we go. It concerns the search for both a higher discourse in public life and the use of selective outrage for advancing particular political causes.
It wasn’t Alan Jones because he was addressing a private function. It wasn’t any member of the Young Libs. It certainly wasn’t Abbott. So who confronted Julia with this offensive remark? Who was it that brought the comment to national notice. If Julia was genuinely hurt by the remark, there is only one person responsible for hurting her: It was a certain ALP sympathiser, Jonathan Marshall. He was there to surreptitiously assist the ALP. Only the person who taped the address can be responsible because Julia would have no knowledge of the remark, even now, without his revelation.Has this person been asked to apologise? Hardly, when it was an ALP sanctioned act of political sabotage, at Julia’s expense, committed by Marshall, whose only aim was to embarrass Jones and provide manure to the ALP manure spreaders. Apparently Marshall and the ALP thought it was worth hurting Julia simply to achieve a gotcha on Jones. No wonder Left wing journalism is on a reputational footing with used car salesmen.
Alan Jones has had better days.
Jones’ comments in 2005 about Lebanese Muslims, just days before the Cronulla riots, were found to have incited racial hatred. The finding has been the subject of appeal.
Justice Steven Rares of the Federal Court lambasted Peter Slipper for a “no show” today.
Slipper is being sued for sexual harassment by his staffer James Ashby. The first respondent, the Commonwealth, settled with Mr Ashby for $50,000 late last week.
Woolworths’ false indignation does not extend beyond its cash registers. If it did, then the retailer might consider its vile determination to send Australian farmers to the wall in the pursuit of an extra margin. If Woolworths is genuine in its concern for propriety it would pull the plug on its thousands of poker machines that destroy the very same families it asks to buy its produce.
Alan Jones, who follows a conservative line on most issues, remains an unrelenting target for Labor in its attempt to regain lost electoral ground.
A close friend of mine once encountered a man of Bayley’s ilk.
This man broke into my friend's home in Sydney and raped his mother in front of his 10 year old sister and 4 year old brother. My friend was not home at the time.
This man then brutally murdered the two children in front of their bound mother, then murdered the mother. This man, too, was on parole. After his incarceration for this offence he escaped and promptly raped two 17 year old girls. He was imprisoned again. He was then allowed to send the two distraught girls a Xmas card each.There is no relief for my friend because this man continuously applies for further parole requiring submissions from the family and reopening fresh wounds that can’t ever heal. There is a sick delight for these type of people in antagonising their victims while enjoyably re-living the details of their crimes. Requests for legal/political correctness fall on deaf earsIf the ridiculous notion that the Bayleys of this world could ever be set free to murder again, it would be me who would be promptly charged with murder, and with no regrets, because this man’s face is tattooed on my brain.
His name is Cribb. My Friend’s name is Garry.
Woolworths and others need to decide who they are responsible to: Shareholders or politically correct bleeding hearts. Because they will be scurrying back to the Alan Jones’ program accepting a worse deal than before.
Facebook has refused to delete social networking sites expressing anger at the accused killer of Jill Meagher. Attorneys General are meeting to formulate plans to control what is considered a threat to the judicial process.
He hasn’t sat in the Speakers Chair for almost 200 days but has managed to bill taxpayers for $173k in overseas trips and entertaining expenses.
That’s not what you’ll need boys, it’s what you’ll get if you can turn on the lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong Businessman.
Now I wonder why that would be. Perhaps the competing nations for a UN seat have taken an interest?
Minister for Finance under Rudd, Lindsay Tanner, was once a mini moral compass for Labor along with A.G. Rob McClelland. Both have gone now. Tanner in disgust at what he knew and Mclelland sacked for daring to oppose the heroine of a Machiavellian plot the true believers will never forgive.
Tim Mathieson has taken to disappearing stage left when accompanying the PM.
The ALP has brought the filthy side of UK politics to Australia, and it has a stench of desperation. Scot, John McTernan, has made an art form of manufacturing dirt on opponents of Labour in the UK and now Labor in Australia. It is indeed ludicrous that Abbott’s uni days could in any way be compared to Gillard’s criminal background. But the Press will run with anything anti-Abbott. He has always desisted from personal attacks on Gillard, although it must be tempting to do so. He has consistently attacked policies only... and it will pay off for him. All opponents of Gillard should look out for the professional muckraking of McTernan. He is very, very good at it. Trouble is it has invariably blown up in the socialists’ faces. It is an indictment on Gillard that she would stoop to employ renowned UK grubs of McTernan’s calibre to counter her own background in communism and union fraud.
Restive Nauruan Members of Parliament have secretly been given all expenses paid Australian holidays in order to allay their stated fears of coping with thousands of asylum seekers.
The Gillard Government’s preoccupation with a two-year stint on the UN Security Council has cost Australia a great deal already.
A common explanation is that a bloke over 30 and still single is either a serial mummy’s boy, he is gay or a social misfit... all ‘no-go’ areas for the nubile, hot-blooded woman. But surely there must be more to it than that!
Ms Gillard’s head is not in the same ballpark as the Islamic game. She should have rented out the Blue Room and summoned all of Australia’s Islamic leaders to attend.
Israeli Defence Force reservists were this week drafted without notice.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s gift of $500m to build 2,000 Islamic “madrassahs” in Indonesia, the World’s largest Islamic nation, may prove to be retrogressive.
Normally complacent Australians are using social network to display a level of anger not seen before. Phone lines are jammed to the shock jocks and they are demanding to be heard. There is frustration that a peaceful demonstration organised to protest at Islamic violence has been stopped by Police.
On recent trips to Europe it was hard not to notice cultural globalisation. There were the normal Pakistani, Indian, Sudanese, Bangladeshi etc suburbs. None was a ghetto. There was one suburb missing. It was a Negro suburb. “Why is that?”, I thought to myself. Then it became obvious...of course, they had assimilated.
Reading from a prepared script in Bankstown little 8yo Ruqaya held no fear for her parents’ views.She called for all children to rise in Jihad against the enemy of Islam and establish a global government of strict Sharia law.
Leaders of Islamic communities in Sydney and Melbourne this morning called for restraint. “A tiny radical element within our movement has acted without our authority and it is unacceptable. Both sides including the Police should show restraint. We will instruct that no further demonstrations be carried out in the near future.”
The Press apologists for Islamic extremism use an interesting word: “Counterproductive."
The Gillard Government has given over $10 million of our taxes to the Islamic cause. Hard to believe? Here are just a few recipients:
Many countries have banned the immigration of those who promote the annihilation of their hosts. It seems a reasonable thing for governments to protect its people. But not for our government. I was appalled to see that Gillard approves of a visa for a person who promotes terrorism. Has political correctness completely gone mad?
UK Islamic activist Taji Mustafa, an advocate for the destruction of Israel, addressed a gathering of 500 people at the annual conference of the radical Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir (HUT) at Bankstown in Sydney this weekend.
Australia is witnessing the tip of a sleeping Islam we didn’t want to believe was here. One stupid little film lights the fuse of a base dogma we have so far been able to ignore. We will ignore it no longer.
But all terrorists are Muslims. We can offer them assimilation and they will not accept it. We assume we can detect the moderate from the radical when we cannot.
The Left Press is embarrassing themselves trying to offset the Gillard/Wilson scandal with claims of Abbott punching a wall close to someone’s head 35 years ago.
Islamic terrorism is clearly alive and well. The Koran instructs we non-Islamists must be beheaded and our fingers lopped (Koran, Sura 8:12). They believe they are ordered by Mohammed to rule the World.
Relying on smaller trawlers to catch fish quotas is only favoured by ignorant GetUp and Green gophers. The fact is that by fishing inner areas with small trawlers the bycatch imperils seals, turtles and other species that frequent peripheral coral outcrops.
Objectivity and Michelle Grattan were always items of unfamiliarity. She is now pushing 70 and on an ALP mission to degrade Abbott (for punching a wall 35 years ago) while at the same time religiously defending Gillard and her farcical recent Press conference “explaining” the Wilson scandal, with terms like, “...that should now be the end of it.”
The true Minister for Fisheries, Big Bill Ludwig’s little boy Joe Ludwig, has been kept noticeably absent in the Margiris debate. This has the smell of his “live export ban” debacle.
Rudd’s dismantling of Nauru processing was part of his determined tilt at a seat on the UN Security Council.
Emotive and visibly horrific, this giant trawler was to replace three other trawlers that were collectively confined to exactly the same quota of fish. Not one extra fish was to be caught. Funny thing is the Greens will get exactly what they didn’t want.
The ALP’s “no advantage” assurance for asylum seekers is about as empty an assurance as our “investment pipeline”.
The rot has set in and the hounds are baying for blood as two prominent QLD unions call for tenders from polling companies to quantify Rudd’s appeal in marginal seats.
Gay News Network, which delights in pics of blokes snogging blokes, is wild with excitement that their gay darling, David Marr, is demonising Abbott.
Treasurer Wayne Swan has used comments by former prime minister John Horward to defend the economy's global standing.