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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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Facebook: Political abuse? No way! Racial abuse? OK.

Remember when Aussie icon and cartoonist, Larry Pickering, was temporarily kicked off Facebook for political incorrectness against the PM?

The page, which has almost 3000 “likes”, posts pictures of indigenous people with captions that some Facebook users claim are offensive and, in some cases, hate speech.

Disgraceful. But also, when it comes to this kind of racial or political stuff, I think it’s the lack of consistency which bugs me the most.

Take the current PC London Olympics. Sportspeople who may or may not have conveyed racist sentiments, or the “wrong” political sentiments, are sent home. This is despite it being the Olympics, an international sports event meant to be devoid of politics, even to the point where regimes such as North Korea, and any other “questionable” country is allowed to have its athletes compete, no eyebrows raised.

Not just there, but back in Australia too, and the whole racial/political issue is, in many instances, utterly ridiculous.

There is absolutely no consistency anymore. It’s whoever says whatever platitude feels good at the time and/or has the powers that be in their pocket… at that time.

And it’s not even what is said anymore. It’s who says it, and/or who that person knows.

There has to be a consistent, fair standard and that standard has to be enforced.

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Julia Gillard

There is no possible way any rational person could see the prime minister Julia Gillard’s hold on power as in any way tenable.

This is in relation to bogus bank accounts she set up when she was Partner at law firm Slater and Gordon on behalf of her then boyfriend Bruce Wilson, Victoria AWU secretary.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars were syphoned from union membership fees, funds which bought Wilson a house, and renovated Gillard’s.

That Gillard says she was “young and naive” is nonsense. A Partner in any law firm is never naive. And let’s face it, Gillard was banging Wilson at the time; she had to know.

Now former bagman for the AWU Ralph Blewitt is about to spill the beans – if he can get police protection.
Police protection: it is that serious.


PS Perhaps Glenn Milne and Michael Smith, journalists who exposed this foetid mess, can have their jobs back soon.
H/T Sean

Facebook shuts down free speech


Prominent cartoonist Larry Pickering has been banned from Facebook after he posted an offensive nude drawing of Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Pickering, whose drawings have been printed in a number of newspapers, featured a cartoon of a naked Julia Gillard talking about the carbon tax on his blog.

Offensive? To some perhaps, but then free speech should always be… to some… all the time.

The offence?

So it’s a three day ban after shouty moonbats went into overdrive.

Speaking of overdrive, Larry comments in a post entitled: “JULIA IN DEEPER SHIT THAN CRAIG”

Bruce Wilson was an AWU heavy and Gillard’s boyfriend at the time. He had been threatening developers in a thinly disguised, mob-style protection racket: Industrial peace for payment… up to $50,000 at a time.

The payments went straight to accounts Gillard had arranged while she was still working for the Left wing law firm, Slater & Gordon.

Gillard was into the scam up to her elbows and, as she was screwing Wilson at the time, pillow talk wasn’t confined to her other sexual exploits including married father, and current, Trade Minister Craig Emerson and now Gold Coast spiv Tim Mathieson who departed the Coast leaving multiple unpaid debts.

Her part in the scam was rewarded with $50,000 of renovations to her house and a $25,000 account at a top fashion house (although one could be forgiven for thinking she never used it.)

The story broke and Gillard went into frenzied damage control.

The Hoohah began when that post was posted juxtaposed to that pic.

Gillard? Get that lying shyster out of office already.

H/T Reader Sean of Deer Park


The day Bolta pulled all his posts.


That Glenn Milne column originally linked here.


What is it with the Left and their antipathy to free speech?

Joseph Kony: to stop or not to stop

So the KONY 2012 video has gone viral on YouTube, and at first glance seems pretty good.

It’s a social media campaign to have African warlord Joseph Kony, head of the LRA (Lord’s Resistence Army) captured and brought to justice before the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity including the abduction of children to use as soldiers and sex slaves.

But any cursory web search turns up articles like this that brings the KONY 2012 campaign into question. Those questions largely stem from a poli sci student, Grant Oyston, who argued against KONY 2012 as an effective way to stop Joseph Kony. There are also concerns surrounding how the mob who made KONY 2012, Invisible Children, divvies up its finances.

And yes, reading many of the starry-eyed, moronic YouTube comments makes me want to kill a kitten.

However, IC has reponded to the various criticisms and frankly, they’ve done a pretty good job.

And they’re doing a decent job over in Africa, too, which anyone can see in almost-real time on this handy LRA crisis tracker.

Now, we can argue about why this guy and not the hundreds of other contenders, but the fact is Kony is “it” right now. And it does always help that he’s on the top of the ICC’s most wanted list.

As IC states in part of their latest reponse to criticisms that actually were pretty valid:

We are advocating for the arrest of Joseph Kony so that he can be tried by the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a precedent for future war criminals. The goal of Kony 2012 is for the world to unite to see him arrested and prosecuted for his crimes against humanity.

So, overall? It’s a pretty good cause and people could do worse if they didn’t get behind it.

Apart from plugging it, will this blogger actually fork over some cash?

Maybe, I don’t know – and if I did, it’d be a private matter.

That said, stop Kony?


But by all means, click on the links above, hunt around Google, and decide for yourself.

Tsk, tsk, facebook

Glad I don’t use it too often even though it sounds like that wouldn’t necessarily matter so much.

FACEBOOK has promised an Australian blogger that it will ”fix” a major privacy breach that he has exposed within 24 hours.

Security consultant and blogger Nik Cubrilovic this afternoon told The Australian that Facebook had promised to revise its browser cookies so that they no longer collect identifiable information after a user had logged out.

Moral of the story? Don’t look up porn after looking up facebook.

Mr Cubrilovic sparked a major privacy debate after posting a blog late on Sunday which demonstrated that Facebook was still collecting identifiable information about users after they had logged out from the social network.

More nannystatism


Now they’re going after Facebook. There are proposals to make it an 18+ site.

At least someone, Susan McClean, is talking sense.

But Susan McLean, who was Victoria Police’s first cyber safety officer and is now an online safety consultant, said the proposal was “ill informed and it shows a total lack of understanding of what the internet is”.

“It’s not Facebook’s fault that there are problems on Facebook. You can’t legislate against stupidity or poor parenting or anything like that,” said McLean.

“It would be nice but it can’t be done and it breaks down any level of trust that you should be trying to develop with your kids.”

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