Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Ray Martin's softball interview with La Gillard
Wasn't that just a waste of time. I should have known better that the hype would never have match the actual content. Was there anything that we didn't already know that was said? I guess you can't blame Gillard for being guarded but I can certainly blame Martin for not asking the hard questions, what a soft touch he is. I thought it was an ABC interview for while there.
Posted by JR at 9:56 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Not sure how you felt about the Scottish Independence Referendum result but I was pleased the the UK will remain united with Scotland and that the relative economic stability of both England and Scotland will hold stronger due to the unity.
I think that the Scottish people were facing some serious economic and social issues ( far worse than any present ) just to be trendy and fashionable.
I'm a Monarchist: I don't want to see the UK broken up and I certainly don't want Australia's strong Constitution mucked up either in the name of "Nationalism".
I am at this time a strong believer that a Republican Movement is not thinking about the best interests of Australia and that what we have now works well.
You couldn't find a more patriotic Australian than me, so the argument from the other side that I am not being "progressive" and "proud" is a matter of fact but it's the use of their meaning of the words that I challenge.
Of course I'm proud to be Australian, I know my identity and my history well. Of course I will embrace progress but only when such change is necessary and not change for change's sake.
Posted by JR at 4:20 PM
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Just a little offering regarding the useful idiot & quite insane comments of that Greens Senator, Peter Wishy-Washy; and of course fully supported by his leader today on Skynews.
Troubling times indeed but only made worse when cowards like this tell the enemies of freedom, human decency and justice, that we are soft touches and more worried about hurting their feelings and making them more upset.
An excerpt from a report on the comments of the very privileged unelected senator and wine-maker
GREENS senator Peter Whish-Wilson has been condemned for suggesting Islamic State fighters should not be described as “terrorists” because Australian forces could also be viewed by some as terrorists.
The Tasmanian senator, in a speech to parliament, claimed that describing the militants as terrorists “demonises people” and “implies a very one-sided view of the world”.
“I think we need to find better words than ‘terrorist’ and ‘terrorism’ because, to me, this implies a very one-sided view of the world,” Senator Whish-Wilson told the upper house on Monday night.
“Often our forces could be seen by Iraqi civilians as being terrorists.
“Anything that creates terror is, by definition, terrorism. We use that word because it is a very simple word to use and it demonises people.”
The Greens have opposed military intervention against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq, calling on the government to seek parliamentary consent for any deployment.
Liberal MP Andrew Nikolic, a former commander of Australian forces in southern Iraq, accused Senator Whish-Wilson of “playing ideological, peripheral word games” while civilians face danger.
“While Peter Whish-Wilson is playing word games, thousands of people are dying in Syria at the hands of what should properly be described as a barbaric and evil organisation,” Mr Nikolic told The Australian.
Posted by JR at 10:11 AM