Wednesday, 7 October 2015

5 oct ,,,cut and paste

Trepidation talking terror as Libs learn to love new regime

Parramatta shootings. Fran Kelly, Insiders, ABC television, yesterday:
It didn’t immediately take on a terrorist tinge, this story, the way it was reported and it got a bit lost in the whole grand final cycle, but it remains an enigma.
Not helped by reporting such as this. ABC News website, Friday:
The ABC understands the incident is not terror-related.
Even a ratbag like Bob Ellis could call it for what it was. Blog, Saturday:
A genuine terrorist attack.
Why not call the perpetrator “bro”? Fairfax’s Mark Kenny describes the gunman, also on Insiders:
This dude.
Better late than never. Greens leader Richard Di Natale releases a statement on Friday afternoon’s shooting at:
2pm Sunday.
Human rights. Julie Bishop, media release, Wednesday:
Australia is ... a candidate for the (UN) Human Rights Council for the term 2018-20.
Human rights — up to a point. The Times, Saturday:
Saudi Arabia has used its position on the United Nations Human Rights Council to block an international inquiry into the conflict in Yemen, where Saudi airstrikes have been blamed for killing civilians.
Mind you ... Warren Mundine, The Bolt Report, Channel 10, yesterday:
It would be great to have a country that actually has human rights there.
The king is dead. Peter O’Brien, Quadrant Online, Saturday:
Our new Prime Minister, while no conservative, might just be able to deny The Lodge to Bill Shorten. True, that prospect is small and bitter consolation, but what the usurper’s detractors need to remember is that Abbott’s conservatism was more often alleged than observed.
Long live the king. Michael Kroger on the reaction of the Liberal faithful, also onBolt:
We’ve had people resign. We’ve had twice as many join, I might add, in Victoria.
I will follow. Bono, United Nations Private Sector Forum, September 26:
I’m late to realising that it’s you guys, it’s the private sector, it’s commerce that’s going to take the majority of people out of extreme poverty and, as an activist, I almost found that hard to say.
The state of debate. David Harsanyi, Reason magazine blogs, Saturday:
Conservatives may be ethically compromised, uninformed or — if liberals are in a generous mood — mentally unstable, but they can’t be for real. At least, that’s the sense I increasingly get from the Left these days. Blame it on social media. When a group confuses its politics with moral doctrine, it may have trouble comprehending how a decent human could disagree with its positions. This is probably why people confuse lecturing with debating. What conservatives (and some libertarians) possess are not arguments but corrupt and nefarious ambitions … What you can’t possibly have are legitimate differences of opinion.
The Age tackles the big issues. May 31, 2014:
Make your bed if you want to change the world.
One of these days it might even work out a consistent line on them. From Friday:
Why you should never make your bed.

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