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Julia Gillard calls Labor leadership ballot | The Australian


It’s on, fiiiiinally. Set for 4:30pm today. Rudd/Crean vs Gillard and whoever. Crean says he’ll resign if Gillard wins.

UPDATE

Rudd (who else?).

ABC Insiders host Barry Cassidy said Labor’s biggest problem has been disunity. Whilst I agree insofar that disunity has hurt them, the greater problem is what has caused this disunity. And that is their disastrous policies. The carbon tax, the debt, the boat people, the NBN, the BER, the live cattle exports, Swan’s covert money grabs, the horrendous media laws, the gender wars, the class wars, the gutting of our military, the faceless men…it is an utter train wreck. Did I miss any? Probably.

(UPDATE Yes. The AWU scandal, the bungled mining tax, the mythical budget surplus – thanks, Sean)

And it’s not her resilience. It’s her lies, her backstabbing and her obstinacy.

UPDATE

NOT Rudd, he won’t contest (numbers?) Gillard and Swan stay… talk about anti-climax. :-/ What a rabble.

“Bipartisan” Obama won’t even EAT with Republicans


The emperor with no food.

Meeting with GOP senators, at a lunch no less, the POTUS couldn’t stomach it.

He honestly did look longingly at it, but apparently he has to have essentially a taster, and I pointed out to him that we were all tasters for him, that if the food had been poisoned all of us would have keeled over so, but he did look longingly at it and he remarked that we have far better food than the Democrats do.

No doubt, and nice own goal there, Barrack.

But dude; the food.

Eat it!

Think of your starving relatives in Kenya.

No taster?

So what?

Bring a taster.

Or was that sequestered, too?

Starve, thin man.

Did he bring a taster to that DC burger joint that time?

Closing off the White House to school kids? Wants all that bipartisan nonsense with the Republicans, yet won’t even EAT with them??? The master politician has become a master of the faux pas.

Is his teleprompter secretly a T1000?

John McTernan must surely be an Abbott plant


Because you couldn’t do a worse job of destroying Julia Gillard and Australian Labor if you tried.

At best, the PM’s drive-by of Rooty Hill was an absolute disaster. The private dinner with the look-alike mummy bloggers… looked bad.

LOL, it seems even Juliar is fed up with him, attacking 457 visas and all that. :roll:

The good, the bad, and the ugly


The good: Craig Thomson has finally been arrested.

The bad: Australia will have to suffer the longest election campaign in the nation’s history, set for September 14th.

The ugly: Attorney general Nicola Roxon has scrapped those disastrous free speech laws whereby merely being offended would have been enough to get the speaker in trouble.

Oh, and one more good thing… Anthony Mundine. :lol:

Sen. Feinstein, the “common thread” isn’t merely guns and ammo. Why do you refuse to take a look at SSRI meds?


US Senator Diane Feinstein (Democrat, California) has recently come out guns blazing, noting the “common thread” between recent mass shootings and the use of high powered assault rifles and high ammo clips.

Never mind the guns she and other vocal libs such as Piers Morgan are attacking number in the millions whilst you can count mass shootings on one or two hands.

Add everything together, make all the necessary caveats, carry the two, and we reach the conclusion that there are somewhere around 3,750,000 AR-15-type rifles in the United States today. If there are around 310 million firearms in the USA today, that means these auto-loading assault-style rifles make up around 1 percent of the total arsenal.

Yes, there’s a lot of gun violence in the US, but the measures being proposed now are even less than a futile gesture.

One thing you can count on, however, is that all of these mass shooters were either on, or had recently come off SSRI medication such as Prozac.

But even then, you have millions upon millions of Americans on SSRIs, and yet, however tragic each and every mass shooting is, still only that handful or two of them.

Sure, do a background check for every legal gun purchase, but be careful on the rest of the liberal proposals.

We all know it’s a leftist’s wet dream to have a world ridded of guns, but that simply is never going to happen. That’s not how our species works.

At best, proposals such as Feinstein’s will make it harder for the good guy, and won’t do a thing to kerb most gun violence, about 3/4 of which is gangbangers and the like (google it if you don’t believe that).

TBH, most of the stuff I’m hearing, from the gun debate to Benghazi, to Obama’s renewed push to combat climate change :roll: is nothing more than a constant media barrage designed to distract America and the world from…

that $16 and a half trillion dollar debt that nobody’s doing anything about.

The new Left: “racist” jokes that actually parody racism, bad. Obvious fat joke cheap shots, OK


Such is the hypocrisy of the Left.

On the one hand, we hear about the increasingly leftist BBC omitting classic segments from the superlative comedy series, Fawlty Towers, produced by and starring, er, leftists.

On the other hand, we have CNN’s Erin Burnett doing a story about FaceBook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerbeg’s endorsement of Republican New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie.

In her intro, she refers to Zuck’s “obese checkbook”.

Weasel all you want, but that was an obvious cheap shot, and a classic case of ever-changing goal posts, opportunism, hypocrisy, selective moralism, and worst of all, partisan comment being passed off as objective journalism.

Not cool for Erin, who’s usually half decent for a CNN host.

Do the math


It seems the ALP isn’t much chop at it.

Riddle me this. With any budget surplus and carbon tax compo set to be tied to a hopeful EU carbon (dioxide) price of around $29 a ton, how’s it all going to work when it’s less than $5 a ton?

Julia isn’t racist, Lego is


PM Julia Gillard dumping a perfectly good Senator so she can be replaced by an Aboriginal, with the only reason given being she wants one? Not racist.

Lego building a model of Jabba the Hutt’s palace?Definitely racist.

The scandal that won’t go away


Talking about the AWU scandal that PM Julia Gillard is still embroiled in. Indeed,  Victorian cops have stepped it up.

Here’s a free tip for Ms Gillard: the scandal might go away if SHE goes away.

UPDATE

Word is that this could all be wrapped up in a few weeks.

Dem threads


Enjoyed watching the POTUS inauguration the other night.

‘Twas interesting to see the CNN commentators tripping over themselves to see who could wax most lyrical.

And when it came to their adulations over the first lady’s garb, well, it reminded me of a certain story.

Perhaps I’m the only person on the planet who thinks this when an adoring media goes on and on (and on and on) about Michelle Obama’s clothes* …

… but I doubt it. :-)

*Or maybe it was their commentary in general …

Just one life


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In the wake of the Newtown massacre, they said they needed new gun laws… if even to save only one life.

Really?

Fan death


Fan death, or the belief that keeping the fan on whilst you sleep in a closed room will kill you, is a widely held belief in South Korea.

Sounds ridiculous, right?

However, top scientists have explained it and confirmed its veracity. There are regular news reports. Every fan in Korea has a timer on it to prevent this lethal threat.

Even Korean wifey has challenged my laughter with documentary X that was on TV.

Talking to my cousin last night, he noted how effing stupid that an entire nation could believe such crap. My reply was essentially, meh, replace “fan death” with “global warming”, and you have an entire planet believing such nonsensical shite … backed up by top scientists and constant news reports, no less.

:-)

Snap!

Political capital


So all Julia has left is to play the gender and race cards. It’s sad really.

Occupy Unmasked


It was Andrew Breitbart’s final project before his untimely death.

And the full movie is about to be released.

Meanwhile…

And currently…

Mitt Romney, Jon Stewart, the 47%, and a few sh*ts and giggles along the way


Who doesn’t love a good debate? This one is taken from facebook. It was about Mitt Romney and those entitlement remarks he made that surfaced from the leaked hidden camera video.

It’s a bit long, so I’ll put it below the fold. Hope you enjoy it! :-)

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