Saturday, May 31, 2008

Headlines Saturday 31st May

Rudd’s ACCC report discredited
Andrew Bolt
Professor Sinclair Davidson has checked the one report Kevin Rudd relies on to justify the FuelWatch scheme that four of his departments agree is a turkey.

His findings? That the ACCC forgot to allow for the effect on Perth prices of the entry of Coles into petrol retailing - which entirely explains the fall in prices
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Good God. Even Tracee notices
Andrew Bolt
Tracee Hutchison was orgasmic on election night:

I felt my body jolt upright with exultant anticipation and gushing love of country…

But Tracee Hutchison today has lost that glow:

But six months into Kevin Rudd’s first term as Prime Minister the shiny veneer of those symbolic gestures looks increasingly like it’s lacking an undercoat.

Hmm. When even Tracee notices Rudd is more spin than substance you can be sure the man has a serious image problem.
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Hailing on Garnaut’s alarmist parade
Andrew Bolt
Kevin Rudd’s climate change advisor seems dangerously gullible to global warming scares, no matter how absurd
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Rudd blinks on petrol
Andrew Bolt
Only the start of many such retreats from his reckless promise to slash emissions by 60 per cent:

KEVIN Rudd has left the way open for petrol to be excluded from the looming greenhouse gas emissions trading regime, sparking warnings that power prices could rise and that Australia’s climate change response could be compromised....

In February, Climate Change Minister Penny Wong told an Australian Industry Group function a trading scheme would have “maximal coverage of greenhouse gasses and sectors, to the extent that this practical”.


If Rudd is this nervous already about the Liberals’ plan to cut petrol by just 5 cents a litre, imagine how he’ll freak when the public realises his promised emissions trading scheme will raise not just the price of petrol, but of power, gas, air travel, trains…
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Fat chance
Andrew Bolt
I drop off the kids to school several times a week, and can see for myself that the notion many kids are fat is ludicrous:

AUSTRALIA’S childhood obesity epidemic has been “exaggerated” and government-led national prevention efforts may be misdirected, with childhood obesity only increasing in lower-income families.

Controversial new research into childhood obesity rates has called into question whether the millions of dollars allocated by the federal Government for obesity prevention programs should be targeted to the highest-risk groups, rather than focused at the general population.


But why ruin a great chance to spin yourself as a health crusader?

Last night, Health Minister Nicola Roxon said obesity was “a significant challenge in health and a cause of several major chronic diseases - and will remain a priority for the Rudd Government”.


But she said the same about the non-existent rise in binge drinking, didn’t she?
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Obama’s church preaches racism again
Andrew Bolt
Barack Obama’s church sure throws up some crazy race-baiters. This time it’s the Rev. Michael Pfleger in the pulpit, mocking Hillary Clinton’s tears at feeling the Democratic nomination slipping away:

“I really don’t believe it was a put-on. I always thought she felt ‘This is mine. I’m Bill’s wife. I’m white. And this is mine. I just got to get up and step into the plate,’” he said. “And then out of nowhere came, ‘Hey, I’m Barack Obama.’ And she said, ‘Oh damn, where did you come from? I’m white. I’m entitled. There’s a black man stealing my show.’”

Pfleger then proceeded to pretend to cry in a dramatization that included a handkerchief.

“She wasn’t the only one crying. There was a whole lot of white people crying,” he said.

Nice company Obama kept.
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Osama near total defeat. Good, no?
Andrew Bolt
News the Left will welcome, right?
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Sarandon’s slip showing
Andrew Bolt
Sarandon reveals a contempt for her own country and an ignorance about the rest of the world:

SUSAN SARANDON, who appeared in three films last year and won kudos for her TV movie “Bernard and Doris,” is still not a contented soul. She says if John McCain gets elected, she will move to Italy or Canada.
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Never mind the snow, the model’s hot
Andrew Bolt
Real world:

Melbourne could be headed for its coldest winter in a decade with warm days expected to cool this year... The outlook for snow season is also promising.
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Rudd misled Parliament on FuelWatch
Andrew Bolt
Kevin Rudd has knowingly misled Parliament to defend his discredited FuelWatch scheme.
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NSW smoking bans hurting clubs
Club claims that smoking bans are hurting their bottom line are finally being acknowledged by the New South Wales Government.
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Case could prove second miracle needed for Australia's first saint
The Vatican has launched a judiciary inquiry into one of the miracles claimed to be from the hands of the late Australian nun, Sister Mary MacKillop.
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Thousands stranded by State Transit buses
Up to 100,000 commuters are being left stranded by State Transit buses that simply do not turn up.
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Lorenzo's Oil inspiration dies
The man who was the inspiration for the movie Lorenzo's Oil has died at the age of 30.
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