Nikki Haley for President!

It is pretty clear now that Donald Trump will not get the required number of delegates to win the Republican nomination. There will be a contested convention. At this stage, although he has a majority of delegates, less than 40% of votes have gone to Trump, and a disturbing (for the GOP) proportion of people …

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Of Course, I would Have …

Not waited? Called the police? Done something to help? Rescued the girls? Saved the planet? The need to believe ourselves morally superior to others has impacts on our understanding of history, the way we respond to calls for social or environmental action, and the way we interpret current events. The story of the story of …

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“Safe Schools” Has Nothing to do with Making Schools Safe

“How different then is that gentle, tentative sexuality between parent and child from the love of a paedophile and his/her lover?” “Love, warmth, support and nurture is an important part of the paedophilic relationship.” The author of these tributes to the beauty of ‘intergenerational love’ is Gary Dowsett, a professor at La Trobe University in …

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Memory

I have been a fan of Professor Elizabeth Loftus’ work for many years, so I am pleased to see her getting a hearing in the press at last. From the Australian ABC news site: When an eyewitness gives evidence in a trial, how much faith should we place in their testimony? At first brush the …

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Profiting From Immoral Earnings

It used to be that inn-keepers could be fined if they were found to be profiting from immoral earnings. Now they can be fined of they don’t. From the UK Guardian: Australia’s hotel industry has been rocked by a court ruling that a prostitute was illegally discriminated against by a motel owner who refused to …

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Barack Kardashian? I Don’t Think So

Amused by Rush Limbaugh’s description of Obama as Barack Kardashian? You shouldn’t be. It is a libel on the Kardashians. As Marc Hopin points out on American Thinker, the Kardashians are hard working wealth creators who are also socially aware and actively involved in their community: If I were a Kardashian, the association of my …

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The Hateful Intolerance of Liberals

From twitchy.com: Jane Pitt is the mother of actor Brad Pitt. On Tuesday, the Springfield News-Leader published her letter in support of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.   “Any Christian who does not vote or write in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in …

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I Lost My Baby

Yesterday a young woman told me she had recently lost a baby. I was immediately sympathetic. She told me it had been 21 weeks, and that she and her partner had a little memorial service for her (the baby was a girl). They had some music, released some doves and balloons, and sent her off with love …

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Hate Mail To Pro Gay Marriage MPs

The Sydney Morning Herald breathlessly reports that members of Federal Parliament who are supporters of gay marriage have been receiving hate mail. Greens MP Adam Brandt claimed some of the mail he had received was vitriolic and said “The attacks and homophobia we have all experienced on Twitter, Facebook and the street will not deter us …

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And Gallantly She Ran Away

Lady Gaga has cancelled her scheduled concert in Indonesia after threats and protests. All very courageously provocative when it comes to offending the Salvation Army or the local Methodist ladies guild. They are not likely to chop your head off or burn your house down. Not so courageous about being ‘transgressive’ in a place where courage might really be needed.

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Gays – You Shall Not Express Any Opinion Other Than Ours

That’s the thing with the diversity loving crowd. They only love diversity when you agree with everything they say. Former tennis champion and now pastor Margaret Court organised a rally in Perth last night. Church members and the public were invited to learn more about and pray for the preservation of the meaning of marriage; a life …

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Putting Down Foxes

Our State member Michael Pengilly is in the news again, having suggested in Parliament yesterday that Minister for Transport Chloe Fox should be put down. Chloe Fox is an airhead. Her only experience in the transport industry is watching school crossings. Making her Minster for Transport makes as much sense as making Noddy Minister for …

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Bolt Wrong on Katter

Andrew Bolt’s blog changed format today, making it harder to read. It also now requires registration to access, although registration is free and gives you the entire Herald Sun site. It will only be free for two months, however, after which it will cost $2.95 per week. I never read anything in the Herald Sun except Andrew’s …

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