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Mark Latham: a bit rude but spot on—mostly

Social democracy is dying. Like a scene from George Orwell’s Animal Farm, left-of-centre MPs and activists are now practising the type of politics they had previously denounced — a divisive, segregationist brand of identity fascism. All our hopes for people working together — the social democratic dream of a community rich in social capital — are crumbling. Writes Mark Latham in The Telegraph.

It’s irony that the once Liberal minister Amanda Vanstone now writing for Fairfax as their token conservative has developed a distinct left bent and that the once Labor leftie Mark Latham has veered right. Of the two, Vanstone’s pieces are like stale bread while Latham’s are exciting, like riding a runaway stallion, carefree although litigious, perhaps. Vanstone drones on about Pauline Hanson’s proposed ban on Muslim immigration ignoring reality. We can by our actions play our part in winning the very hearts and minds the radicals are after. Or we can stand with Pauline and chuck gravel. And we can take the consequences, she says. Latham explains leftist control, perhaps with Vanstone in mind, of society and they will rush to censure him. That’s not likely to bother him! [Read more & Comments]

Oh Allah, Oh Allah, Oh!

Oh, Allah! Oh Allah!

Turkish cities often turn on their loudspeakers to send out the Muslim call to prayer, very proper. But the best laid plans of mice and men, you know….
Yes, one Turkish town was treated to a quite scandalous broadcast when the sounds of a porn flick were transmitted to residents. Perhaps this would not be so objectionable in Australia but authorities there are raging.
The mayor denounced the stunt as “unmoral.”
The out-of-the-ordinary broadcast prompted a few amused residents to record the hilarity of the moment, filming 53 seconds of the X-rated noises. [Read more & Comments]

Its not always fake news

Occasionally I get a news story like this, and am always told it happened recently:-

As reported earlier this week, some dirtbag who got pulled over in a routine traffic stop in Florida ended up “executing” the deputy who stopped him.

The deputy was shot eight times, including once behind his right ear at close range. [Read more & Comments]

Is there a more arrogant, nasty little shit than Virat Kohli?

India skipper Virat Kohli says he is no longer friends with Australian players and never will be following a heated four-Test series. Kohli declared before the start of the series that he is “really good friends” with some of the Australians. The injured captain declared that “has changed for sure” after India completed a 2-1 series win on Tuesday, ending six weeks stacked with spats and controversy.

Few cricketers on the test match circuit are as nasty as India’s Virat Kohli. His sour puss appears permanent, his demeanour is not typical of people from India who are outwardly cheerful. Kohli is obnoxious, a blight on the team—but he can bat. That, however, won’t be enough if and when he runs onto an Australian cricket ground in the future, the crowd will let him know what they think of miserable little shits in the good old Aussie way—loud boos! [Read more & Comments]

Transgender is in

Every day there are stories trying to push down the throats of normal people that  being “different from your biological self is great, so why not join in the fun” everywhere that isn’t Islamic that is. The following are a selection of recent stories that MM readers might find titillating.

First some advice for you leftists? Instead of swinging for the fences and trying to convince us God is a drag queen, maybe start smaller. You know, like “proving” that one can switch genders in the first place… [Read more & Comments]

Vive la différence!

I’ve just finished Testosterone Rex, by Cordelia Fine. In this book, she argues against the existence of natural inborn psychological differences between the sexes. She does not want her readers to believe that men and women have different natures – because such differences, or or even the belief in their existence, would prevent social equality of the sexes.

Personally, I think the more important question is whether it’s true or not. But I would say that, wouldn’t I? [Read more & Comments]

The MM family wishes Queenslanders a safe day in their trial against Mother Nature
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“Can I keep the uniform?”

Snowy 2.0: Turnbull’s utter fantasy

Give it up Malcolm while you still can!

Decked out in hard hat and fluoro vest as a modern-day, can-do Man from Snowy River, Malcolm Turnbull recently sought to bolster his leadership by basking in the aura of pride that still surrounds the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. Writes Ron Pike who knows about such matters in today’s Australian.

As we said here on MM, Malcolm Turnbull did and will lurch from one desperate nonsense to another hoping to con the gullible with foolish BS. Mikesc, an MM commenter, did the sums that indicated Turnbull’s bull would be paid for in 547 years. Ha, ha, ho, ha, ha!

As a retired executive officer, strategic engineering, from the Snowy Mountains Authority, Max Talbot, told the ABC last week: “This appears to be no more than a thought bubble about something we rejected as too expensive over 20 years ago.” [Read more & Comments]

Greens Di Natale: is not holier than thou

Ever spruiking from the podium of virtue, Greens leader Di Natale signals his snout is indeed oblivious to the fairness he purports to champion. The article says he pays his foreign au pairs $150 a week for 25 hours’ work—$6 per hour. The national minimum wage is currently $17.70 per hour or $672.70 per 38 hour week (before tax). Casual employees covered by the national minimum wage also get at least a 25 per cent casual loading. Perhaps the au pairs are greenies and are happy to work for less—also illegal!

Greens leader Richard Di Natale used taxpayer funds to fly his “manny” to Canberra with his wife and children as part of a $1500 trip the au pair joined while on a ­cultural exchange program in Australia. The Victorian senator, under fire for paying foreign au pairs $150 a week for 25 hours’ work, along with food and board, claims he broke no rules using the entitlement to pay for his British nanny Benjamin Whitbred to travel with his wife and children from Melbourne for a four-day trip to Canberra in May 2015. [Read more & Comments]