Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Headlines Tuesday 17th June

Friends don’t pander to China
Piers Akerman
PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has used his “understanding” of China to surf the diplomatic circuit but it is all a nonsense unless he uses his special relationship with Beijing to plead for China to take a critical role in Zimbabwe.
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The users’ taxpayer-funded friend
Andrew Bolt
Beautiful Sunset
The Sydney West Area Health Service produces a how-to-use-drugs guide for children.
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Endangered species spreads
Andrew Bolt
Why not thank global warming?

For the first time since the 1930’s, federal biologists confirmed that a leatherback sea turtle has nested on a Texas beach… The giant, ancient, endangered turtles, some the size of a Smart Car, have until now only been known to nest in four spots in the United States...

After all, had it disappeared, that link sure would have been made.
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Jack Thomas on trial again
Andrew Bolt
Good:

FORMER Melbourne taxi driver Jack Thomas will face a retrial on terror charges after an appeal by his lawyers was dismissed. Mr Thomas was cleared of intentionally receiving funds from a terrorist organisation in August 2006.

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The knives made her do it
Andrew Bolt
Only in Australia:

A WOMAN imprisoned for fatally stabbing her juvenile detention cooking teacher is suing the state of NSW for allowing her access to knives.
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Save the children - remove them
Andrew Bolt
Four Corners‘ Sarah Ferguson reports frankly - and with a carefully controlled passion - on the disaster that is modern education in Aboriginal Australia today - and on an attempt in the Tiwi Islands to reinvent the better past. It’s the building of a new hostel, on a nearby island away from the drinking and the violence, where children can learn almost as their grandparents once did at missions schools.
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Celebrating Incompetence, blaming the better man.
Andrew Bolt
There are two steps to defeating a government. First, have the government look bad. Second, have the opposition look better.

So given all the woes of the hapless Kevin Rudd this past fortnight, the meaning of the latest Newspoll is clear:

The latest Newspoll survey, published exclusively in The Australian tomorrow, reveals the strong gains recorded by the Opposition Leader in the previous poll two weeks ago have evaporated. Dr Nelson’s rating as preferred prime minister has slumped four points from 17 per cent to just 13 per cent - still well above the single-digit rates achieved at the start of the year - while Mr Rudd’s rating has risen two points to 68 per cent.
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Well, it fits me, anyway
Andrew Bolt
I’d like to believe it, and could even be convinced:

Peter Schweizer… has a simple and arresting theme, supported by artfully selected research. In Makers and Takers he says that conservatives are, in their private behaviour, superior to liberals: “Conservatives work harder, feel happier, have closer families, take fewer drugs, give more generously, value honesty more and are less materialistic.” Liberals are narcissistic, selfish and grasping. They think benefit cheating is fine and prefer charities that campaign to those that actually help the poor. They sleep around, hate marriage and family and - “according to research carried out at Princeton University” - hug their children less.
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The plan you had to have - and pay for
Andrew Bolt
Your taxes flushed away:

A FEMALE anti-war body and Christian and Muslim groups will share in $2 million in grants to be announced today…
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Two peas in a Popemobile
Andrew Bolt
Beautiful Sunset
Spengler on the unusually warm meeting between the Pope and President George Bush:

It is not only faith, but the temerity to act upon faith, that the pope and the president have in common. In the past I have characterized Benedict’s stance as, “I have a mustard seed, and
I’m not afraid to use it.” ... Despite his failings, Bush is a kindred spirit. That is what horrifies their respective critics within the Catholic Church and the American government, who portray the president and the pope as destroyers of civilizational peace. The charge is spurious because there was no civilization peace to destroy…
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No liars in Parliament
Andrew Bolt
Too much for Kevin Rudd, and good on him:

The Prime Minister yesterday refused to dispute allegations that Ms Neal misled parliament during an ugly clash with a Liberal MP last month and effectively invited the Opposition to refer her to parliament’s powerful privileges committee.
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What's causing the disability deluge?
It's tough to believe that there are 750,000 Australians on disability pensions. So, as Alan Jones asks, what's behind it?
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Who wrote the rules on public drunkenness?
It's okay for Daniel Johns but no good for Andrew. Fine for Glenn Milne but terrible for Belinda Neal. Who wrote the rules on public drunkenness, wonders Tim Brunero?
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John Della Bosca refuses to give details on Igunanagate
Dumped NSW Education Minister John Della Bosca has refused to go into any detail about his nightclub argument, despite being ordered to explain himself in Parliament.
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Swan, Turnbull tarred and feathered in Question Time gag-fest
There's been laughter and ridicule flying across the chamber in Federal Parliament, as embarrassing revelations emerge about the Treasurer and also his Shadow.
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Welfare groups cry foul over drug pamphlet's removal
Welfare groups have accused the NSW Government of ignorance after it decided to pulp a pamphlet advising teenagers on drug use.
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Sibling 'found dead, emaciated twins'
The mother of 18-month-old twin toddlers who lay dead in a bedroom for a week allegedly told police: "I don't think I fed them enough."
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