Nothing is Free

I have said this before, but campaign promises in Queensland and arguments in US about health insurance coverage make the point worth repeating. When people say something should be free, what they are really saying is ‘Someone else should pay for it.’ When politicians say something will be free, they are really saying ‘We will …

Continue reading

How to Make a Point Without Leaving a Mess

Unlike the occupy mobsters, these ladies have a point, it is a point worth making, they don’t leave a mess for anyone else to clean up, and no one got raped or murdered. Femen 5, Occupiers 0. FEMEN, a Ukrainian feminist group, is up in arms about the win of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party …

Continue reading

Why Women Earn Less

Essentially, it is because women have choices about blending work, leisure, and home life which are not available to men. Warren Farrell said in The Myth of Male Powerthat women have three options when it comes to work:  Work full time Care for children/family at home Some blend of the two Men have a different range of …

Continue reading

Pornography and Terrorism

Jennifer S Bryson notes the high proportion of captured terrorists who have had large amounts of pornography in their possession. Pornography makes women and men masturbation aids. The actors cease to be human. Their only purpose is to provide physical stimulation. If they don’t do their job, they disappear – the page is turned, the next …

Continue reading

Get Real!

Wow! Language warning. Courage warning. Un-PC warning. And on reaping what we sow, by the fierce Theodore Dalrymple: The riots are the apotheosis of the welfare state and popular culture in their British form. A population thinks (because it has often been told so by intellectuals and the political class) that it is entitled to …

Continue reading

Go Sarah

I doubted that Sarah Palin was electable as US president, even if she won the Republican nomination. I have changed my mind. She could do the job. The democrat/liberal claim she is stupid is based on nothing but fear of a formidable opponent. Anyone who thinks she lacks intellect or education has not listened to her speak …

Continue reading

Slutwalk = Nutwalk

Organisers of the Slutwalk rally declare: Sluts are sex workers. Sluts are virgins. Sluts are mothers with their teenage daughters. Sluts wear beanies, fishnet stockings, G-string leotards, polar fleece and jeans. Really? Are these women (and a few try hard blokes) completely and utterly crazy? Of course rape is wrong. Of course ‘No’ means no. Of course …

Continue reading

Jamie’s Betrayal

‘Jamie’ is a ten year old boy.  He thinks he should be a girl. When I was ten I thought I came from another planet, that my real name was Dr Zuric, and that I had secretly been sent to Earth to investigate the local populace prior to invasion. Fortunately for humans, I had seen their …

Continue reading

Boards and Quotas

Fifteen years later, a letter from the then CEO of Cypress (a US designer and manufacturer of semi-conductor based technology) is still the best response to demands for quotas of women or minorities on company (or other) boards. On April 23, 1996, Cypress received a letter from the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. The …

Continue reading

When is a Baby a Baby?

An unborn baby died yesterday after the car the mother was driving struck a guard rail and went into the Barwon River near Geelong: The woman, who was about 30 weeks’ pregnant, managed to free herself from the car as it sank into the river on Friday evening … Police are adding the unborn baby’s …

Continue reading

Andrew Bolt and Aboriginality

Andrew Bolt will appear in the Australian Federal Court this week to face complaints made against him and the Herald and Weekly Times under Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act 1975. In 1995 provisions were introduced into that act which dealt with expressions of racial hatred. Specifically, those provisions made it illegal for a person (corporate or natural) …

Continue reading

40 Days For Life

Last Sunday was the first Sunday of Lent, the forty day period of fasting which ends at Easter. Christians remember Jesus’ forty days of fasting in the desert prior to his baptism and public ministry. The purpose of the Lenten fasting and self denial (which need not be in relation to food) is to remind us of …

Continue reading

Sigh. Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Tonight

Mardi Gras means fat (or big) Tuesday. It is the day before Lent. It is also called Shrove Tuesday because it is a day to be shriven, that is, to confess your sins and ask for absolution so you can enter into the season of Lent with a clear mind and heart, and the determination …

Continue reading

Assange and Robertson

Everything I have read about Julian Assange suggests that he is a self-righteous glory seeker, unconcerned about anyone’s privacy, rights or welfare except his own. The argument that the public is entitled to access to private business or government documents is a nonsense. Frank assessments of other nations, their leaders and policies, are vital to …

Continue reading