Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Nicola was a young police woman who was senselessly killed in an act of anti police brutality. The aim of this documentary series is to look at police and humanize them for the young. http://conservativeweasel.blogspot.com/2008/02/picking-cotton-...

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One way of not blaming the victims s to prosecute the offenders.
ONE of the beautiful things about the internet is that you can quickly hear from people with vastly different views.
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ALP lack judgement.
IT is no secret that Labor governments have sought to stack the courts with Left-wing judges.

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In campaign she never named a successor
ALMOST all disasters . . . are the fault of the PM ONLY one thing saves Julia Gillard from being knifed as she knifed Kevin Rudd. It's that poor Labor doesn't have an obvious alternative.
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From dust to dust
BRITAIN is fast running out of space to bury its dead.

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Force of arms? In the end an oil company will gain the rights ..
DENMARK, which already counts Greenland as its Arctic territory, is planning to lay claim to the North Pole.

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An ancient disease with little excuse.
THE diagnosis may have come more than 3500 years late, but it is no less stunning for all of that.

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A sick joke
BURMA began releasing 17,000 prisoners but will leave more than 2000 political detainees languishing in jail.
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Congratulations
IT was the worst kept secret in French politics: President Nicolas Sarkozy's wife Carla Bruni is pregnant.

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Pakistan can do it when they try.
PAKISTANI forces arrested a senior al-Qaida operator and also foiled an attack by five militants on Wednesday.
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Drugs are bad
GUATEMALA declared a state of siege after the worst massacre since the end of a civil war in 1996.

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Tragic in any circumstance.
AIRBUS has issued the strongest signal yet that pilot mistakes may have led to the 2009 crash of an Air France jet.
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Sharia law doesn't work.
IT will cost an Iranian man who threw acid in the face of a student $2.7 million to escape a court-ordered blinding.
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He will never do it again.
HOSNI Mubarak will hand over assets and apologise to Egyptians in a bid to secure amnesty.

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Try him with Roman Polanski
DOMINIQUE Strauss-Kahn waited in New York's notoriously tough Rikers Island jail to hear if he will stand trial.
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She is a great lady .. And queen.
THE Queen carried on with her duties in an historic visit to Ireland despite the army having to defuse a "viable" bomb.
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Bad federal government results in this
ONE in seven adults are so financially strapped that they cannot afford insurance cover for their homes and cars, a new study shows.
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Sounds like the wrong person should do jail time.
POLICE have admitted to returning a stolen car to the wrong person following a serious crime.

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Right assumption.
WA is one step closer to introducing controversial opt-out donor laws, following the release of a discussion paper in State Parliament today.
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When costing more becomes simpler.
JETSTAR has simplified its airfares, allowing passengers to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points on budget fares.
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Yet another ALP policy failure
CANCER groups want the Federal Government to increase cigarette tax if big tobacco cuts prices in response to plain packaging plans.
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The bible is clear about these things for adults and children. Adults shouldn't adorn themselves and shouldn't raise their children badly.
THE furore over child beauty pageants has turned ugly with bullying and threats of legal action months before the main event is staged.
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I think the Halal label is important. I don't shop in those places after bad experiences.
AUSTRALIA'S top Muslim organisation wants taxpayers to finance the expansion of Islamic schools and halal food outlets into mainstream suburbs.
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I don't have one yet. And yet I am sure I am not immune.
CYBER thieves are headed for the hip pocket with next-generation hacking software due to hit smartphones within months.
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Thank you.
JOHN Kaldor began collecting art in his 20s and went on to amass a collection worth tens of millions.

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I have no desire to see this idiot in pariament. Or the Green in her place.
The NSW Electoral Commission has today rejected claims that two Commission staff members exchanged emails about errors in the counting of Pauline Hansons votes.
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Mt Druitt .. Don't bother. If it is a one off incident then data can be inferred.
MORE than 100 students will have to re-sit the NAPLAN exams after completed papers were stolen from a school in Mt Druitt.
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Echoes of Michael Jackson
A DOCTOR who found his wife dead on their bedroom floor took his lover to view her body at the morgue, an inquest heard yesterday.
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I hope it was a shamefaced unsupervised child.
FOR days she limped through the bush in pain, desperately trying to care for the joey in her pouch while impaled by arrows.
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Beautiful
LIKE many parents across Australia, Paul Phelan loves being involved in his son's sporting pursuits - but he might have reason to feel a little prouder than most.
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It isn't much for the rest of her life .. Unless she has found other work.
A POLICEWOMAN who was shot with her own gun by an attacker while working alone at night inside a Sydney police station has won almost $500,000 compensation from the NSW Police Force.
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The ALP got away with pink batts and the difference was they caused this too.
PENSIONER Robert Judson has called on more than 120,000 solar bonus scheme customers to shut down their systems and squeeze power from the state's power grid.
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Bad management. Clover has all the ALP and Green credentials
IT is the great car park heist and it is costing you dearly in time and money. It costs $7 an hour to park on a street, $100 a week extra on the rent to park at home, or another $70,000 on the mortgag...
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Nifty can't get him out of jail now.
A GLOBAL arrest warrant has been issued for Adam Freeman, Sydney nightclub owner and now international fugitive.
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This is not related to Gropegate. But it is sad. I hope the child is well.
FORMER California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday explosively announced he had fathered a child a decade ago with a woman who was a household employee for 20 years.
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All that grief and all he is worried about is the image and the Iranian flag.
AN Australian man deported from Indonesia has appeared in a Perth court on 89 people-smuggling charges, some of them relating to last year's Christmas Island boat disaster.
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Has Malaysia failed already?
ANOTHER boatload of asylum seekers was being taken to Christmas Island last night as the government desperately tries to secure a deal with Papua New Guinea to house refugees.
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Class idiots fighting over who is dopier.
THE Federal Government and the Greens are at war over the price of carbon, with Prime Minister Julia Gillard yesterday rejecting a $40-a-tonne figure that would send electricity costs soaring.
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Jason Clare is pleased our troops have less protection?
AUSTRALIAN soldiers preparing for war in Afghanistan have given the tick of approval to new, lightweight combat body armour. The new system will allow Diggers to respond faster and more accurately to ...
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ALP policy fails
THE federal government has begun to crack down on media reporting on trouble at immigration detention centres, with unauthorised media access being upgraded to the highest incident category.
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ALP run things never go well.
QANTAS pilots are demanding they get a guaranteed seat for their wives or kids or anyone else they want for any international flight, as they step up their industrial war with the national carrier.
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Living together unmarried with love tokens of tattoos. Devotion to God is simpler and better.
THERE were few of the usual warning signs. No fraught custody battle in the Family Court. No official reports of violence.
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Ridiculous argument. It is not Sharia Law but an agreed practice by individuals in rare circumstance. Australian Law is never voided and no illegal practice occurs.
SHARIA law is already being practised in western Sydney, with hundreds of religious divorces granted by imams.
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Hybrid cars are also more expensive with running costs and down time. The environment is not under threat but the budget deficit is real.
THE Federal Government is proving to be full of hot air when it comes to slashing greenhouse gases, with just two out of 20 Cabinet ministers choosing fuel-efficient "hybrid" cars.
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A successful mission in which the only real SNAFU was Obama's diplomatic handling of Pakistan.
www.foxnews.com
Those who planned the secret mission to get Usama bin Laden in Pakistan knew it was a one-shot deal, and it nearly went terribly wrong.
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He'd be better off complaining to a US citizen.
www.news.com.au
LIBERAL backbencher Cory Bernardi has accused US President Barack Obama of "not telling the full truth" about the killing of Osama bin Laden.
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413 DAYS UNTIL LABOR’S ETERNALLY INCREASING TAX OF UNFIXABLE COMPLEXITY

Tim Blair – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (04:07 am)

Once Australia’s carbon tax is in place, we’re stuck with it forever:

Government minister Brendan O’Connor questioned how the tax could be repealed if the coalition came to power after July 2012, saying the opposition was ‘kidding’ itself to believe it could be done.

I don’t think (it’s) even possible to unravel such a complex policy,’ he told Sky News.

Having lied prior to the last election about introducing a carbon tax, Labor now plans such a confounding law that even a change of government won’t remove it. And it’ll keep costing you more:

The Gillard Government has confirmed there will be a “steady increase” in its carbon tax every year.

But not if the Greens can help it. They want the tax to start high, as Christine Milne affirms:

“I certainly recognise that you are going to need a price at $40 or more [per tonne] to shift from coal to gas and then a higher price still from gas to the renewables,” she said.

Hey, why only $40? Milne’s fellow economic destroyers are far more ambitious:

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young floated a $100 tax to encourage renewable energy.

“If we want to transition right through to renewables it’s going to have to be in the vicinity of you know,$100 a tonne – but that’s of course not on the table,” she told ABC News 24’s Capital Hill program.

Not yet it isn’t, possibly because a table mighty enough to support such a massively destructive policy is yet to be built.

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You know who really loves a coercive and undemocratic carbon tax? The Age newspaper, now deep into its Labor-linked doom spiral:

We have argued previously for a carbon price to be set initially at the lower end of the range of what is necessary, and adjusted upwards later …

The purpose of the tax, it scarcely needs stating, is to change behaviour – to induce people to stop using highly polluting energy sources and to move to less polluting ones. A carbon tax held artificially too low to change behaviour – or weakened by excessive concessions to existing polluters – would be worse than useless.

The high rate of the carbon tax is just yet another hurdle Julia Gillard’s government has to surmount. So far she has not been deflected by bad polls or the populist anger directed at her. That is just as well. The only way she – and Labor – will survive is if they keep implementing necessary and effective policies.

Survival by suicide, in other words. The Age has become an economic death cult. This is interesting: solar panel maker Solahart is using carbon tax concern as a selling point, while Ford factory workers endorse Tony Abbott’s carbon tax rejection. They find themselves broadly aligned with Kerry Stokes, Stephen Lowy, the Minerals Council of Australia, Western Australian energy supplier New Synergy, the citizens of Illawarra, Hafda’s Butchery, Labor senator Doug Cameron’s working people, Rio Tinto, Alcoa, dairy farmers, barley growers, insurance companies, local councils, state governments, CFOs, food and grocery producers, miners, union members, Gerry Harvey, G&S Engineering, Sam Gadaleta, BHP, Queensland Labor members, the Noosa Chamber of Commerce, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Northern Territory parliament, Santos, the Australian Taxi Industry Association, Alumina Limited, an industrial group representing Amcor, Bluescope Steel, Boral, CSR, Sucrogen, Sugar Australia, Rheem, Vicpole and Dexion, Incitec, the Taxi Council of Queensland, the Australian Agricultural Company, the Australian Coal Association, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries and the Federation of Automotive Product Manufacturers and Penrith’s Sun Masamune sake brewery. Paul Kelly reviews matters:

Let’s tell the truth about the past half decade. The green agenda has corrupted Labor values. It has seen Labor governments embrace fiscal irresponsibility, regressive income re-distribution and treat their supporters as too dumb to understand they were being played for mugs. For too long the idea that any green scheme was a good scheme was sanctified as a compliant media cheered such initiatives.

A correction is due.

UPDATE:

Federal independent MP Rob Oakeshott says he is more preoccupied with getting a carbon price than with what the actual dollar figure on it ends up being.

Mr Oakeshott, who is part of the federal government’s multi-party climate committee which met in Canberra yesterday, said the group was ”negotiating like crazy” …

Well, they don’t really have a choice.

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SIDETRACKED

Tim Blair – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (04:06 am)

A loud talker is dealt with.

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RADIO FREEDOM

Tim Blair – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (03:32 am)

One or two friends at 2UE and 3AW won’t be too upset at the prospect of being sold off by Fairfax.

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A SHIFTLESS PEOPLE

Tim Blair – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (03:23 am)

Our country is weak:

Australia has become a two-pedal nation as people increasingly shun manual cars and opt for automatics …

Compared with Britain, where just one new vehicle in five is an auto, 71 per cent of Australian buyers opted for one last year – up from 61 per cent a decade ago.

But Britain too is falling, led by the likes of apostate Rory Sutherland:

I may be the first person in any British publication to make this assertion.

You see, I truly believe that automatic transmission in cars is much, much better than manual transmission. And not only better for the owner of the car, but for other road users and pedestrians too. In fact, I think, rather like guns, manual transmission should be outlawed in urban areas.

For this, clutch-foot amputation is the mandated punishment. Use it or lose it, Sutherland. Happily, synchromeshia law is upheld by our US allies at Car & Driver:



(Via Currency Lad)

UPDATE. Grant B. emails:

Hi Tim,

As a proud R32 pilot on the back-roads of Europe (see pic), can you please outline how the ‘Save the Manuals’ movement views DSG gearboxes?

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Essentially semi-automatic manuals, they shift fast and furiously and require little or no effort as compared to an actual manual. Devil’s gearbox or wave of the future? What say you?

DSGs are gateway gearboxes, inevitably leading to full automatics.

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HOLD PAGE 37

Tim Blair – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (01:26 am)

A surprise guest appearance:

Now that Wikileaks has leaked all the shocking surprise stuff (the Saudis are duplicitous snakes! Berlusconi has an eye for the ladies! the Pope is Catholic!) they’re really scraping the bottom of the barrel. The other day I myself turned up in their latest hold-the-foot-of-page-37 stunning revelation.

Do read on to discover the guest star’s identity – and the awesome list of errors in this particular WikiLeaks leak.

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SULLIED

Tim Blair – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (01:07 am)

John Nolte on Andrew Sullivan’s enduring Trig fixation:

I don’t believe for a second Sullivan thinks anyone but Sarah Palin is Trig’s mother. This is not a dumb man we’re talking about here, just an uncommonly cruel one. For going on three years now, Sullivan has consciously used this silly conspiracy theory as a partisan stalking horse in an attempt to viciously pound away at a political foe’s family. Because a direct attack against a politician’s family simply wouldn’t work, Sullivan created Trig Trutherism as a toxin delivery device that attempts to turn — through the most malicious and sadistic kind of rumor-mongering — a very normal and attractive family into some sort of freak show.

Moreover, what Sullivan is practicing is a form of “critical theory,” where you intentionally and ruthlessly de-legitimize something with a relentless stream of questions. And so, effectively, what Sullivan is attempting is to delegitimize is an American family, to toxify them into a political negative.

After September 11 and before Trig, Sullivan exhibited moments of clarity. They must have terrified him.

(Via Currency Lad)

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Guests demand we rearrange the furniture

Andrew Bolt – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (07:56 am)

Has any previous group of immigratnst demanded so much, with the threat that otherwise it will not fit in?

AUSTRALIA’S top Muslim organisation wants taxpayers to finance the expansion of Islamic schools and halal food outlets into mainstream suburbs…

In a submission to a federal inquiry into multiculturalism, the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils said Muslims were forced to live in enclaves near Islamic schools, mosques and halal food outlets.

“The Government should invest in expanding services like halal and kosher meat and food outlets as well as faith-based schools,” it said.

If the Government and politicians cannot recognise this as essential, it should no longer accuse the Australian Muslim community of intentionally living in enclaves.”

At such a price, is Muslim immigation worth the hassle?

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Contradiction chasered down

Andrew Bolt – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (07:50 am)

ABC dole bludger Julian Morrow speaks to Kara Greiner on ABC News 24’s The Drum last Thursday:

Morrow: There’s a tendency for people to become reliant on rebates and think that is part of their entitlement. I think this is a problem across the board. And at some point this is going to have to stop.

Greiner: Isn’t your entire income coming from public funding through the ABC?

Morrow: Yeah, and I don’t want a cap.

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Do facts no longer count at the ABC?

Andrew Bolt – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (06:52 am)

The ABC publishes this fantasy by green lobbyist Dan Cass, proving that basic fact-checking is not applied by the editor of The Drum to the wildest Leftist rants:

The issue of hate speech and violence crystallised early this year, after the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. On 8 January 2011 a rightwing assassin shot Congresswoman Giffords in the head, killed 6 people, and injured another 13. Giffords is hated for being Jewish, pro-choice and supporting community solar energy (and despite her relatively conservative positions on immigration and in support of gun rights).

The untruths in those three sentences are as follows:

- there is not the slightest evidence the shooter, Jared Loughner, a mentally disturbed man, was affected by or even listened to any “hate speech”. A friend said he did not watch TV or listen to political radio.

- Loughner is not a Right-winger. In fact, he was said by his school friends to be ”Left-wing, quite liberal”. He was not Christian, opposed the war in Iraq, thought the Constitution was full of “treasonous laws”, and cited as his favourite video one showing a US flag being burned.

- Giffords was not shot because she is Jewish, “pro-choice” or in favor of solar energy (yes, really). Loughner disliked Giffords ever since 2007, when she answered in Spanish to his odd question: ”How do you know words mean anything?”. Loughner was also angry about bad grammar, thought control, “conscience dreaming” and a “third currency”.

The most perfunctory check by the ABC should have alerted it to the fact that it was publishing falsehoods, not the truth. Propaganda, not a reasoned argument.

(Thanks to reader Christophe.)

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Our wealth in China’s hands

Andrew Bolt – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (06:30 am)

He does say the risk is low, even if the consequences would be enormous:


TREASURY chief Martin Parkinson has raised the spectre of China’s boom turning to bust - with devastating consequences for Australia - if Beijing persists with manipulating its exchange rate and spreading inflation throughout the world.

Dr Parkinson said moves by the Chinese to clamp down on domestic inflation could slash demand for Australia’s minerals…

Dr Parkinson told business economists in Sydney that the government’s budget faced serious risks from the global economy, and it would have been unwise to add to them by imposing tougher spending cuts, which could derail the economy’s growth.

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Gillard saved by lack of leaders

Andrew Bolt – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (06:27 am)

ONLY one thing saves Julia Gillard from being knifed as she knifed Kevin Rudd. It’s that poor Labor doesn’t have an obvious alternative.

And, perhaps worse, its harder heads are going soft.

The powerbrokers, in despair at Gillard’s performance, don’t realise it still wasn’t a mistake to make her Prime Minister then - and won’t be a mistake to replace her now.

The fact is it’s now too obvious to ignore what I first noted here two months ago: that Gillard is finished.

The polls this week tell the story. Newspoll has Labor at just 46 per cent of the preferred vote, to the Coalition’s 54. Nielsen calls it 44-56.

And there is little to hope for. Gillard’s credibility is shattered, authority destroyed and judgment appalling.

She’s so shrunk in the job, that she took a football to her first White House meeting with the US President.

More importantly, what she’s selling at home is poison and voters have stopped listening, anyway.

They’ve literally switched off. When the ABC’s political chat show Insiders had a once-prized interview with Gillard on Sunday, it scored its second lowest ratings for the year.

The tale of her amazing fall is now well known. Breaking her promise not to introduce a carbon dioxide tax - “there will be no carbon tax under a government I lead” - was of itself probably fatal.

But what’s made her Government an object of ridicule has been her catastrophic judgment.

Has any prime minister made so many promises in a single year that have become standing jokes?

Think of her cash-for-clunkers policy to buy old cars and crush them - a promise so stupid it was itself crushed before it started.

Her promise to build a detention centre in East Timor, without asking if the locals approved, was also too brainless to fly.

Likewise the Citizens Assembly she was going to drag off the street to advise her on global warming.

Now there’s her five-for-one swap of boat people with Malaysia, announced even before any deal was signed.

What drives smarter Labor MPs mad is that Gillard seems unable to learn even from the Government’s most devastating mistakes.

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The tax will be $26. Or $40. Or $100. The compensation will be lots, or little

Andrew Bolt – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (06:26 am)

There are actually two questions. First, how high will the carbon dioxide tax be when it’s introduced, given Labor can’t afford to upset the voters?

Second, how how will it later go, since the whole idea is to hurt voters badly enough to force them off cheap coal-fired power?

And so we hear this frantic debate, which leaves voters with just one certainty - that whatever the tax starts it, it will rise:

THE Gillard Government has confirmed there will be a “steady increase” in its carbon tax every year.

But it is giving no details on whether the compensation package it says will make some people “better off” will rise in step with the tax increases....

Climate Change Minister Greg Combet insisted the tax would start ”well south of $40 a tonne” while Greens deputy Christine Milne pushed for a higher figure.

“I certainly recognise that you are going to need a price at $40 or more to shift from coal to gas and then a higher price still from gas to the renewables,” she said.

Fellow Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young floated a $100 tax to encourage renewable energy.

“If we want to transition right through to renewables it’s going to have to be in the vicinity of you know, $100 a tonne - but that’s of course not on the table,” she told ABC News 24’s Capital Hill program.

Greens leader Bob Brown declined to say what carbon price he wanted.

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Labor chased the green mirage over a cliff, cheered on by the media

Andrew Bolt – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (05:54 am)

Paul Kelly says green dreaming has killed Labor:

The green agenda has corrupted Labor values. It has seen Labor governments embrace fiscal irresponsibility, regressive income re-distribution and treat their supporters as too dumb to understand they were being played for mugs. For too long the idea that any green scheme was a good scheme was sanctified as a compliant media cheered such initiatives… Climate change, once Labor’s dream issue, has become the nightmare issue on which Labor has wedged itself.

What Kelly doesn’t address in this fine article is that the compliant media once included Kelly himself. Here’s Kelly in 2008:

Any prudent Australian government should move to put an emissions trading scheme in place.Both Rudd and (Opposition Leader Brendan) Nelson remain committed to this concept… Emissions trading looms as Nelson’s ultimate test: it is either the path to a stronger Coalition performance or the issue on which it blows out its political brains.

Here’s Kelly in 2009:

By that I mean that I believe that the (Liberal) party room will endorse a series of amendments (to the Government’s emissions trading scheme) which will be the basis for negotiation with the Rudd Government. I mean frankly if they oppose that, that would be signing their own political death warrant… This raises the prospect that the legislation won’t pass and that the election next year will see climate change as a frontline issue. Now this will be a mortal political threat to the Opposition.

It is astonishing how fast the certainties of the media/politcal class have been overturned. But many in the media remain preachers of the faith, although there’s now a note of panic in their voice. Here’s the Sydney Morning Herald, demanding Labor push ahead with a carbon dioixde tax set higher than voters expected or will tolerate - and which will not budge the world’s temperature by a flicker:

We have argued previously for a carbon price to be set initially at the lower end of the range of what is necessary, and adjusted upwards later. From the report of the (government) consultants’ findings, though, it appears the price would have to rise quickly if the tax is to have any effect. That makes the government’s task all the harder. Yet it would be the worst of all worlds to introduce a necessary measure such as this but keep it ineffective…

The high rate of the carbon tax is just yet another hurdle Julia Gillard’s government has to surmount. So far she has not been deflected by bad polls or the populist anger directed at her. That is just as well. The only way she - and Labor - will survive is if they keep implementing necessary and effective policies.

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Judging by her politics

Andrew Bolt – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (12:11 am)

IT IS no secret that Labor governments have stacked the courts with Left-wing judges.

Nowhere has that been done so aggressively as in Victoria, Australia’s reddest mainland state, and the rest of the country may have noted one of the astonishing results on Monday night.

In Victoria, the former Bracks-Brumby government appointed four officials from the far-Left “human rights” group, Liberty Victoria, to the bench.

An astonishing coincidence, no?

One was Felicity Hampel, appointed to the County Court and on Monday appointed also by the ABC to the panel of its Q&A show to air a few of her political views.

Now, you may argue that a judge just follows the law and never her personal inclinations or ideological beliefs.

In a perfect world, that might even be true.

You may also console yourself with the thought that there is a long tradition that once someone becomes a judge, that person tries particularly hard not just to be politically neutral, but to seem so, too.

Not so Hampel, though. Not on Q&A, where she appeared very fashionably dressed and very fashionably earnest.

Here are some of the opinions she delivered.

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Third boat arrives, undeterred

Andrew Bolt – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (12:06 am)

The Gillard Government’s five-for-one deal with Malaysia shows no sign yet of working, with the third boat arriving in just four days:

Another boat carrying asylum seekers has been intercepted in Australian waters.

The Australian Government says the 20 people on board will be taken to Christmas Island before they are sent to another country.

That makes 107 of the 800 boat people Malaysia has tentatively agreed to take in exchange for 4000 of theirs.

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Brown filletted

Andrew Bolt – Wednesday, May 18, 11 (12:05 am)

Oh, dear. I don’t think Greens leader Bob Brown did well under the questioning of Chris Uhlmann. He is exposed as a shonky salesman of economic nonsense and deceptive flim-flam with no understanding of what it takes to keep the economy ticking over.

He cannot explain what he’d do to make up for the loss of the $50 billion he’d cost by closing our coal industry. He cannot quantify the cost of withdrawing incentives to businesses to invest. He is grossly, grossly irresponsible - and that is putting it as its mildest.

(Click video icon at top right of page. UPDATE: Video here.)


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