Men are From Mars, Women are ..

No, men and women are both from Earth. But what planet is Jimmy Carter from? ‘Hamas Can be Trusted.’ ‘According to the former president, Hamas never deviated from their commitments as per the ceasefire agreement.’  It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. He has one thing right though, Hamas can be trusted – to try …

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What I Said

About what seemed to be a startling lack of graciousness in Obama’s inauguration speech. But she says it better.

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This Lunatic Must Be Silenced At Once

And probably will be… Via Instapundit, this story of an EU official who says Hamas bears ‘overwhelming responsibility’ for the destruction of Gaza. Of course he also goes on to say some nasty things about Israel killing civilians, but heck, then he tells Hamas off for using civilians as human shields, and for fighting in …

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Secret Whale Deal

Despite Peter Garrett’s angst, I think this is possibly a reasonable option, if only because it will stop some of the whining from local anti-whaling activists. However, stopping any taking of Minke Whales in Antarctic waters may not be a good thing for endangered whale species. Minke Whales are widely distributed and abunbdant. On the IUCN …

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From Well Meaning Politicians …

Good Lord Deliver Us. There should be a rule that anyone wishing to enter public life should have worked with his or her hands, and should have owned, or at least managed, some sort of business. This would help to get rid of the idea that there is such a thing as free money, which the …

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Serial Murderer Milat Cuts Off Own Finger

Outstanding. He can cut off anything he likes as far as I’m concerned. And if that sounds harsh, well tough. The movie Wolf Creek, which was based in part on Milat’s murder of seven backpackers (it’s a vile film, I don’t recommend it), did not exaggerate the horror of Milat’s treatment of his victims. What …

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All the News From The SAG Awards

Though not nearly as interesting as FAG, SAG nonetheless produced a night of some attractive frocks, and reasonable award choices. I haven’t seen The Reader, though I loved the book, and I can believe Kate Winslet would do a good job. Also pleasing to hear of the posthumous award to Heath Ledger, whose characterisation of …

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Australia is a Great Country

In how many other places would a state chief of police, in an official vehicle, on his way to an official function, be pulled over for travelling 12 kilometres (about 8 mph) over the speed limit, and actually be given a ticket (well, his driver) and actually pay it? Cool.

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