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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Sunday, 23 August 2015

BDS - if I forget you

Matisyahu when he still had the beard


This song is so powerful and, okay, catchy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ULIw0Zgaw
Here is a piece I wrote about the Brownshirts - sorry, the BDS - back in 2012 for Spur magazine: http://darylmccann.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/modern-day-antisemitism-and-campaign.html

Thursday, 20 August 2015

The Mainstream Left in the West is Officially Barking Mad (Part III)

Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten at a Welcome to Strangers ceremony in Rome

This is Australian (or might we say "Australian") Bill Shorten's latest Big Idea: at the start of every parliamentary year there should be a "Welcome to strangers" ceremony performed by people with an Australian Aboriginal lineage. The problem, surely, is that Australian parliamentarians are neither "strangers" in our wonderful nation nor "strangers" to our splendid Westminster-style political system. Certainly Bill Shorten and his bohemian socialist colleagues are strange, but that is another matter. See the article here: http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/bill-shorten-wants-welcome-to-country-to-be-introduced-to-parliament/story-fn5tas5k-1227482077106

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

The Mainstream Left in the West is Officially Barking Mad (Part II)

Bernie Sanders


Here, according to Gene Schwimmer, writing at the American Thinker site, is Bernie Sanders' views as per his voting in the US Senate:


  • opposes the Keystone Pipeline;
  • believes that wealthy Americans are undertaxed;
  • believes that HHS grants should go to organizations that perform abortions;
  • opposes making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime;
  • opposes banning partial-birth abortions;
  • opposes school vouchers;
  • opposes drilling in ANWR;
  • believes that the government should regulate wholesale electricity and gas prices;
  • would provide (read, waste) another $2 billion more on the “cash for clunkers” program;
  • opposes free trade;
  • would give the District of Columbia a seat in Congress;
  • opposes requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections;
  • opposes banning physician-assisted suicide;
  • opposes continuing military recruitment on college campuses;
  • supports continuing federal funds for declared “sanctuary cities”;
  • opposes building a fence along the Mexican border;
  • supports card-check instead of secret ballot for forming unions;
  • opposes eliminating the “marriage penalty”;
  • opposed $46 billion in tax cuts for small business;
  • opposes designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists; and
  • opposes promoting work and marriage among TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients.


  • This is a link to the original piece: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/07/why_this_conservative_sent_bernie_sanders_10.html

    Wednesday, 12 August 2015

    Egypt and Israel working together in the War of Freedom

    Two leaders in the War of Freedom: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi & Benjamin Netanyahu


    See this fascinating insight into the growing relationship between Egypt and Israel: http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/middle-east/81816-150812-top-level-israeli-team-held-talks-in-cairo

    Tuesday, 11 August 2015

    Three Essays on the Challenge of an Islamic Reformation



    Paul Monk has written a fine article in the July-August 2015 edition of Quadrant on this pressing subject of Islamic Reformation: http://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2015/07-08/ayaan-hirsi-alis-reformation-challenge-islam/
    Monk makes a generous reference to my essay on the same subject, which appeared in the June 2015 edition of Quadrant: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2015/06/can-islam-reformed/
    And, to complete the trifecta, here is a link to Peter Smith's criticism in Quadrant Online of both Paul's article and mine: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2015/07/forlorn-hopes-islamic-reformation/

    Friday, 7 August 2015

    John O'Sullivan speaking about Poland and the Cold War


    Here is a link to a New Criterion audiocast featuring John O'Sullivan. It goes all the way back to 2007 but still has relevance for today. O'Sullivan, author of The President, the Pope and the Prime Minister, is currently the editor at Quadrant magazine: http://www.newcriterion.com/webcastembed.cfm/John-O-Sullivan-on-Poland-and-the-Cold-War--from-an-evening-with-the-Friends-of-The-New-Criterion-9

    Choppergate upset me but I am not so worried about Tony Perks because he is an ALP politician

    Tony and Skye (Source: Facebook)


    Fair is fair, everyone. We were furious at Choppergate, and so now it is time to join me in a campaign to rid ourselves of Tony Perks: http://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/tony-burkes-euro-trip-with-staffer-who-became-partner-cost-taxpayers-48000/story-fnu2pwk8-1227474050476

    Wednesday, 5 August 2015

    Tony Burke Should Go


    Tony Burke, LABOR politician


    Conservative politicians are rightfully forced to resign when doing the wrong thing - why not Labor politicians? http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/column_why_the_media_left_protects_burke_for_what_it_savaged_bishop/

    Israeli Christians join the IDF in increasing numbers

    Father Gabriel Nadaf: "Israel is the only place in the Middle East where Christians are safe."


    Israeli Christians are now joining the IDF in unprecedented numbers: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/199056#.VcHeOzCqpBc