Archive for April 2010
Listen to Alan Jones interviewing Greg Hunt on Rudd’s backflip on an ETS and the bungled insulation scheme.
My blood is boiling!
STUDENTS are being directed to pro-asylum seeker websites and encouraged to create political campaigns in a new multicultural agenda for state schools.
It also says schools should display welcome signs in different languages, become involved in events like National Sorry Day and Refugee Week, and invites students to spend quiet time meditating on their core beliefs and values.
The program, dubbed All of Us – Multicultural Perspectives in Victorian Schools, was devised by the Victorian Multicultural Commission and is endorsed by high-profile citizens including Governor David de Kretser.
The kit is part of a Brumby Government policy that calls for cultural diversity to be integrated into the curriculum rather than just experienced through dress-up days and food festivals.
The Education Department resource kit recommends that secondary students go to websites such as A Just Australia for myths and facts about asylum seekers.
AJA is a refugee lobby group founded by Left-wing broadcaster Phillip Adams that does not support mandatory detention of asylum seekers.
I bet this kind of thing isn’t included in the curriculum.
Australia was considered to be a soft option by prospective Sri Lankan boatpeople, Mr Aluthge said. “I think you have a very lenient asylum policy,” he said. “These people, they want to go to a country where asylum policy is very lenient, where it is easy (to obtain) citizenship, easy to … See Moreget welfare benefits from the host government,” the Sri Lankan official said.
LOL. Check out this game.
Add another $344 million or so to the Rudd, expensive failed policies, tally.
THE arrival of another boat carrying of asylum seekers has set a record for the number of arrivals in one financial year – and the Federal Opposition is demanding to know how much it’s costing taxpayers.
A boat with 49 suspected asylum seekers and two crew was intercepted north-north-west of Ashmore Islands on Sunday night, the 114th to arrive since the Rudd Government softened John Howard’s border regime.
The Federal Opposition is demanding Mr Rudd and Immigration and Citizenship Minister Chris Evans admit what it’s costing the Government to house the influx.
“Figures obtained from Senate Estimates earlier this year revealed when the Rudd Government prepared the 2009-10 budget they believed only 200 people would arrive,” Mr Morrison said.
“In November last year Senator Evans asked for an [extra] $134 million to cover 1400 arrivals, with each arrival costing $81,900.
“With this year’s arrivals now at 4210 we can expect an additional bill of more than $200 million, based on the figures previously provided by the Immigration Department.”
He said Senator Evans should release a statement of the increased costs of flights between Christmas Island and the mainland.
“The Minister must also detail new costs such as reopening the Curtin detention centre and increased operational costs at the other detention centres around Australia . . . taking the spillover from Christmas Island.”
Funny how easy Rudd finds it so apologise for events that were not of his doing, but impossible to apologise to people who have suffered as a direct result of his incompetence.
PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd is a “creep” for not apologising to the parents of a man who died while working in the government’s bungled home insulation scheme, opposition environment spokesman Greg Hunt said.
Mr Rudd met with Brisbane couple Kevin and Christine Fuller, whose son Matthew, 26, was the first installer to be electrocuted while working under the scheme.
But the Fullers told last night’s ABC Four Corners program that Mr Rudd did not offer them any sympathy for their loss.
The program also featured a Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts whistleblower, who said staff were told to put job creation ahead of safety when devising the scheme.
Rudd sucks up China.
KEVIN Rudd tonight announced the establishment of the Australian Centre on China in the World, costing an initial $53 million.
Wouldn’t want to offend the Koran now would we?
AUSTRALIA will check our tax laws to ensure they don’t offend the Koran and prevent our access to the $1 trillion Islamic financial market.
The toughest restrictions are linked to Islamic law, or Sharia, which prohibits the payment of interest, known as riba, and bar investment in gambling and alcohol products.
The “great moral and economic challenge of our time“, has turned out to be not so important after all.
It was once a centrepiece of the Federal Government’s election strategy, but now the emissions trading scheme (ETS) has been relegated to the shelf until at least 2013.
The new national curriculum.
They try to scare us into believing that the planet is screwed if we don’t take action immediately to reduce our carbon footprint.
Then when pensioners try to do the right thing, they screw them.
KEVIN Rudd is docking the pay of pensioners who are trying to save the environment.
More proof that Kevin Rudd hates ordinary Aussies.
The satirical US television show South Park have made an episode showing the prophet Muhammad. According to extreme Muslims, showing images of the prophet Muhammed is punishable by death.
I wonder why drawing a cartoon of a person is so bad but naming every second boy after him is good? Anyway, in the cartoon the prophet was depicted wearing a bear suit, meaning he couldn’t actually be seen. Not good enough!
Threats from members of the Religion of Peace ensued.
Unfortunately Comedy Central gave into the Islamist’s demands and bipped out all references to the prophet Mohammed, but that isn’t enough.
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) — Malaysia’s conservative Islamic party PAS Friday demanded those behind the satirical US cartoon show “South Park” apologise to Muslims worldwide over its portrayal of the Prophet Mohammed.
On Thursday, the American channel airing the show removed all references to the prophet after a radical Muslim group threatened the show’s creators.
“Even though they have added the audio bleeps, ‘South Park’s producer and broadcaster should apologise to the Muslims as this is a sensitive issue,” PAS vice president Mahfuz Omar told AFP.
“The show itself spells of bad intention and the depiction of the Prophet is provocative. It creates religious tension,” he added.
I’m with Jon Stewart when he says “Go f*#k yourselves”
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On the subject of bear suits. This is completely unrelated but
I came across this story and it cracked me up.
This week saw the Rudd government set what must surely be a record in Australian history. Four big fat F’s for failure, in one week. The Labor government’s report card under Rudd is looking appalling. In fact if a child was so stupid, it surely would be time to run tests to check for mental retardation.
Unfortunately, once again, our MSM thought there were far more important stories to cover, so devoted pages and pages to the story of a rugby league team cheating.
2. The Labor government have scrapped an election promise to build 260 childcare centres on school grounds.
Seriously, this bunch are clueless. Do they not have a single strategic thinker amongst them? They seem to be completely incapable of anticipating the possible consequences of their wild and reckless policies.
In each case the gutless, Prissy, Pigeon toed, idiot hid away and was no where to be seen when the announcements of humiliating and expensive failures were announced.
But we shouldn’t be too harsh, he was probably busy. Putting fertilizer on his
vegie patch Kitchen Garden or something …
And my report card (for what it’s worth) on the Liberal party?
For their failure to drive home to the electorate the abysmal record of the Rudd government and the billions and billions of dollars wasted.
The ammunition they have available to them is mind boggling and yet they often seem to be polite and wimpish in their attacks.
I know, I know, call me crazy, cynical, non believing.
Why? Because even though the worm says Prissy won the health care debate, I would balk at purchasing a used car from him, let alone trust this lunatic with health.
Similar to a lot of situations these days, we are expected to dumb ourselves down, not use our common sense and have faith.
We are not supposed to judge Rudd on all his other failed policies, and ask ourselves whether, based on those failures, Rudd would be capable of implementing his grand health plan.
After all he uses nice words and makes nice promises and visits patients in hospital and pretends to listen intently to their concerns. And other nice stuff.
Kev says he will halve hospital waiting times.
Should we have a look at Rudd’s previous promises and policies and determine the likelihood of his health plan being a success based on his prior performances?
His record is appalling.
Before the election, he said he would take a tough stance on boat people, Mr Rudd was going to turn boats back. Yeah right. Exactly how many boats have been turned back? Instead he softened our border control causing a huge influx of illegal immigrants. Result – enormous amounts of money wasted.
Then there’s the BER ripoff. Result – billions and billions of our dollars, down the drain.
The insulation disaster. Result – houses burned, people dead and more billions of our dollars down the drain.
He’s raided the future fund. He’s offended our allies. He’s largely responsible for soaring house prices despite his pre election promise to improve housing affordability.
He’s intent on filtering the information we are able to access on the internet.
And let’s not forget all the money wasted on Rudd’s hand picked 1000 best and brightest. Not only was it an insult to us dumb, ordinary Aussies, but it was a monumental failure (thank goodness). Name one suggestion, that those, oh so intelligent, elitist snobs, came up with, that has been implemented.
Then there’s his enormous tax scam, otherwise known as the ETS. Another failure, another reason to breath a sigh of relief.
And his gung ho rush to sign us up, at massive cost to “working families”, at Copenhagen. It would have cost us billions of dollars every year and would not have made one iota of difference to temperatures. Another FAIL! Phhhew!!!
Of course he did say Sorry to the Aboriginals which has improved their living standards enormously…. hasn’t it?
RESERVE Bank board member Roger Corbett has attacked Kevin Rudd’s hospital reform plan as “bizarre”, and a “formula for disaster”, as the Prime Minister today prepares to release a $739 million injection to aged-care services as a sweetener to break the deadlock with the states.
The former Woolworths chief executive, who chairs the Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney’s west, described the plan as “almost grotesque” and praised Victorian Premier John Brumby and Kristina Keneally of NSW for resisting elements of the blueprint, arguing it would not end the blame game and would add to confusion.
“It’s not going to resolve anything. In fact, it’s conceivably going to significantly worsen the situation,” Mr Corbett told the Seven Network.
In the words of Milton Friedman:
“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”
Let’s face it. Our pigeon toed, prissy Prime Minister is a FAILURE! He is much, much more likely to make health much, much worse.
My attention was captured by the following two articles because of a book I have just finished reading called “Green Hell” by Steve Milloy. “How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them”
We constantly hear from green groups that the Global Warming debate is over and anyone who is a skeptic is being funded by big business.
So who is really benefiting from big business?
Finance, Business and Carbon Trading
In the second article a study was conducted which found green consumers more likely to behave badly.
Green consumers sometimes take the moral high ground – but it’s all too easy to slide back down. New research suggests that those who make “green” purchases are subsequently more likely to behave selfishly, cheat and steal.
Read the rest here.