TRAINED OBSERVER | Daily Telegraph

Ian …

New rule. Every journalist that gets basic facts wrong should be fired. They have gone from ‘seekers of truth’ to ‘shapers of public opinion’.

Source: TRAINED OBSERVER | Daily Telegraph

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A NATION BUILDING TOILET | Daily Telegraph

Source: A NATION BUILDING TOILET | Daily Telegraph

I have to admit that those public toilets are about the most sensible toilets out there … but any toilet is a good monument to Kevin, even the one next to our bathroom.

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THIS IS NEWS, APPARENTLY | Daily Telegraph

Fairfax is upset that a British columnist didn’t treat actress Emma Watson’s speech to the UN seriously.

Source: THIS IS NEWS, APPARENTLY | Daily Telegraph

I prefer actors , of any sexes, to entertain me. Some of them are good at that, so why not give a UN gig to a good shop assistant, or a good doctor, … or anybody else who is good at their job?

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PENNY DREADFUL | Daily Telegraph

Tim …

@Bracket

Count me in the ‘Whatever’ camp.

Hey here’s a solution: How about the government recognize (legally) the existence of ‘couples’ only. With the legal term ‘couple’ defined by a pairing of two consenting adults- Whether those adults be ‘married’, in a defacto relationship, part of a gay couple, whatever. Make that the definition as it applies to tax law, etc.

Marriage is no longer defined by the government, because that’s stupid. As stupid as the Gillard government’s attempts to redefine ‘misogyny’.  So, like every other term out there, the definition of marriage now plays by the same rules as every other word in existence- i.e. defined by however the hell society chooses to collectively define it. Which can vary depending on how you define society.

Gay couples can go around calling themselves married if they want to. But if they want others to refer to them in such a fashion, then they will have to convince those around them, that the term applies. Maybe they will. Maybe they won’t. Maybe they just need to decide if they really care what anyone else thinks and determine it’s up to them personally rather than society to define their own relationship.

Then when the ‘majority’ of society accept same sex marriage as we are constantly told is the case…it’ll be accepted naturally by default, just like that.

In the meantime, the same concept of acceptance will apply in reverse. For example, whenever  couples may want to have some sort of ceremony to recognize their relationship. If they want someone to ‘marry’ them, find someone who is willing to do that, and leave anyone who objects alone. Free choice runs both ways.

People who accept gay marriage can call it marriage. People who object can safely refer to it as something else. No-one has grounds to start suing anyone. And Government legislation explicitly sets the definition of a ‘couple’ to put a stop to the arguments for polygamy or whatever other new combination the far-Left come up with.Then we can all move the hell on to important things like the budget.

Source: PENNY DREADFUL | Daily Telegraph

The word ‘gay’ has been hijacked by people who love people of the same sex, so that a word which was once often used to describe a young, happy child is now avoided when talking about a young, happy child. Marriage, the word, means something to do with a couple getting together to have young, happy child … something which no same sex couple can do without outside help.

The idea of using the word couple to legally describe any two people sharing their life makes more sense than marriage, because of the breeding part of the definition of marriage. Stop trying to change the language by law.

I know language changes. We don’t hear people using Shakespeare’s version of English unless we are in a theatre, but let it evolve, we don’t have to change it by law.

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Julie Bishop has potentially given the Clintons a piece of every single $3.8BN PA Australian aid contract – Michael Smith News

Christine said …

Why is Australia borrowing money to give away. Why don’t the countries concerned borrow money. It all has to be paid back, why burden Australia with more debt. It’s time our politicians realised they are actually stealing from their own country. About now would be a good time to deny supply for all foreign AID.

Source: Julie Bishop has potentially given the Clintons a piece of every single $3.8BN PA Australian aid contract – Michael Smith News

Why is Australia borrowing money to give away?

Exactly!

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The Australian reports on Ralph Blewitt’s correspondence with Victoria Police – Michael Smith News

Mr Blewitt wrote to Mr Mitchell this week reiterating his willingness to co-operate with police, more than three years after the investigation began, and seeking confirmation he would not be extradited. “At every stage of the police investigation, I have volunteered to come forward on my own initiative and at my own expense,” he wrote.

“You just say when and where and I will return to Australia at my own expense and in plenty of time to assist police further.”

Mr Blewitt said he was concerned an extradition process would impede his ability to live in Malaysia with his wife.

Source: The Australian reports on Ralph Blewitt’s correspondence with Victoria Police – Michael Smith News

Sounds to me like the police are trying to con Ralph Blewitt into withdrawing his cooperation, and hoping that the whole story will quietly go away, and so letting Gillard and Wilson off the hook.

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A useful treatise on why we no longer need political parties from the numerate C Ortel – Michael Smith News

Source: A useful treatise on why we no longer need political parties from the numerate C Ortel – Michael Smith News

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