Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Headlines Tuesday 3rd June

Rudd is cutting and running
Piers Akerman
FIVE years ago, Kevin Rudd sneeringly referred to (erroneous) reports of an Australian troop withdrawal from Iraq as an attempt by then prime minister John Howard at “trying to crab-walk away from its (Australia’s) responsibilities”.
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Smoking laws: More about lucre than lungs
If governments were really serious about ending the horrible health effects of smoking they'd ban cigarettes tomorrow, according to Alan Jones.
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Marr’s naked deception
Andrew Bolt
David Marr pulls a shabby trick to make Kevin Rudd seem silly for damning Bill Henson’s pictures of a naked 13-year-old
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Let the ACTU attack a real bastard boss
Andrew Bolt
That powerful ACTU ad from last year wouldn’t need much reworking:

It is believed Mr Rudd has churned through half his staff since winning government in November. He has lost six diary secretaries in as many months.
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Kick the filth out of FAO
Andrew Bolt
A dictator takes his wife to Rome, thanks to the United Nations’ refusal to act against tyrants:

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arrived Sunday night in Rome where he will take part in a summit of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)…
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Top cop arrested in record $120 million ice bust
A controversial crime fighting organisation has been blown wide open, with one of its top operatives arrested for allegedly masterminding the importation of $120 million worth of drugs.
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Hinch stands by 'name and shame' rally
Broadcaster Derryn Hinch says the rally at which he named two serial sex offenders was about protecting children, not publicity and any legal action brought against him will be a secondary issue.
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Bodies dumped during family outing
A 41-year-old will remain behind bars, accused of murdering his wife and step-daughter and throwing their bodies off a cliff in NSW's Blue Mountains, while his two other children were in the car.
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Mars mission: Signs of ice at an arms reach
It was a historic weekend for NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander, with the robotic arm touching soil for the first time, and exposing what is believed to be ice.
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Two-day boozefest by ALP's party animals
A TWO-day boozefest by Young Labor members has left hotel rooms trashed and staff disgusted.
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As you can tell from this blog
Andrew Bolt
Peter Schweizer says all the data does not lie - conservatives are more honest
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Thinking of excuses for pulling out
Andrew Bolt
But where else should they be?

AUSTRALIA’S frontline troops are badly overstretched, with half of the army’s infantry and light armoured cavalry committed to Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor, Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon has warned.


Does the Rudd Government need our cavalry to be charging through Sydney instead? Does it plan to invade New Zealand? This is like complaining that doctors are overstretched because most are working in our hospitals.
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Rudd hurts himself more than Labor
Andrew Bolt
As I predicted on Insiders, the damage to Labor from this past fortnight has not translated into more support for the Liberals:
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Australians for murdering ex-Muslims
Andrew Bolt
An Australian group of Muslims, Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia, has published its draft constitution
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Slow driving will turn your kids green
Andrew Bolt
Another reason to admire Top Gear‘s Jeremy Clarkson, after his recent persecution:

I derive a huge amount of pleasure from covering 180 miles in an hour. It means I get wherever I’m going more quickly. And that means I have more time to do stuff that is worthwhile. This is what the socialists and the environmentalists just can’t get into their thick heads. Their lives may be empty and friendless, but some of us don’t have the time to dawdle. If I leave London after work in a ponderous and hopeless diesel car, then I do not have sufficient power to overtake slower-moving traffic on the run from Oxford to Chipping Norton. This means I get home after the children have gone to bed, which means they don’t see me. And that in turn means they’ll grow up to be glue sniffers or Liberal Democrats.
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Australians arming terrorists
Andrew Bolt
The Wall Street Journal reports on the intercepted communications of a far-Left Venezuelan terrorist group that should be of urgent interest to our authorities:

In January 2007, the rebels penned a memo explaining that a Venezuelan general told them that arms shipments from abroad could be brought in through the Venezuelan port of Maracaibo. By September, the shipments were being lined up.

“Yesterday I received two Australian arms suppliers,” one rebel wrote to the high command, “thanks to a contact made through Ramiro [a Salvadoran.]” The Aussies “offer very good prices on all we need.” The list includes 50-caliber machine guns, sniper rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and missiles. “All of these materials are made in Russia and China,” he wrote, and the shipment would take a month or so “to arrive in Venezuela.”
The same records have outed an Australian Greens candidate:

A Chilean-born candidate for the Australian Greens,Vlaudin Vega, has admitted to supporting a Colombian guerilla group listed as a terrorist organisation.

Computer files captured from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) acknowledge the “special support” in Australia of “Vlaudin” …

Asked about FARC and its cocaine trade, Mr Vega said: “The revolutionary process needs money.’’


What is it with the Left and terrorists?
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The terrorists must have shot themselves
Andrew Bolt
Victor Davis Hanson continues to be surprised by wilful stupidity
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