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PRIDE EXPRESSED

February 28, 2006 kim lien 0

George Clooney is proud: Actor and director George Clooney says he is proud to be denounced as unpatriotic for questioning US policy because he wanted to […]

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DAY COMES TO PASS

February 28, 2006 kim lien 0

From beyond the grave, former president of The Washington Post Company and liberal icon Katharine Graham offers sound journalistic advice: I believe the benefits of full disclosure […]

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HOWARD DECADE NOTED

February 28, 2006 kim lien 0

In this week’s Bulletin … * Tony Wright interviews Australia’s best Prime Minister; * David Frum argues that Australia should re-introduce the death penalty; * A Continuing Crisis column appears, in which Dr Tim […]

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DENNIS WEAVER

February 28, 2006 kim lien 0

These things always happen in threes. Following the deaths of Don Knotts and Darren McGavin, we now farewell Dennis Weaver. Posted by Tim B. on 02/28/2006 at 10:23 PM […]

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RESISTANCE

February 28, 2006 kim lien 0

A declaration: After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism. We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance […]

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SWF SEEKS BLOKE

February 28, 2006 kim lien 0

Maureen Dowd’s Great Australian Manhunt continues: “When I was 20, I fell in love with an Australian hotel manager in Dublin called Rowan. After that, I wanted […]

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QUESTIONS TAKEN

February 28, 2006 kim lien 0

Cindy Sheehan fact-checked live! And in other question-taking developments, here’s Donald Rumsfeld: QUESTIONER: You’ve been getting a lot of criticism in respect of the Defense Department budget proposals […]

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WHERE ARE OUR BRAVE EDITORS?

February 27, 2006 kim lien 0

Melbourne Age contributor Traceeeeeee Hutchison—you may have encountered her previously—asks: Where are our brave filmmakers? Probably in hiding, Tracee, in sympathy with our brave cartoonists. Let’s hear Tracee out: It’s easy to love George […]

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VICTORY TO THE PROLETARIAT

February 27, 2006 kim lien 0

Social justice at the City University of New York! Posted by Tim B. on 02/27/2006 at 08:45 AM One of the advertised jobs has social utility and therefore […]

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WASHINGTON SEIZED

February 27, 2006 kim lien 0

More than 120 people have been taken hostage in Washington D.C. by an orthodox Muslim group protesting about the depiction of Mohammad in US media. Three buildings […]

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AGE PUBLISHES “INSENSITIVE BUFFOON”

February 27, 2006 kim lien 0

The Age’s editor thinks kidnap victim Douglas Wood is insensitive; a columnist at the newspaper has described him as a “blustering buffoon”; and last July The Age ran 3,000 words trashing Wood over […]

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TOJO MEETS MODO

February 27, 2006 kim lien 0

The ABC’s Tony Jones concludes his interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd: It’s been fascinating to talk to you. We’ll have to leave you, we’re out of […]

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PREPARE TO BE ADJUSTED

February 26, 2006 kim lien 0

Not sure how multiculturalism works? Let Kofi Annan explain: The offensive caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad were first published in a European country which has recently acquired a […]

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JUSTICE FOR JIHAD

February 26, 2006 kim lien 0

Muslim convert Joseph Terrence Thomas—police be upon him—has been convicted of receiving funds from al-Qaeda. Thomas (who took the name “Jihad” ) had trained with the group in Afghanistan. […]

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HISTORY REPEATS

February 25, 2006 kim lien 0

The 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire killed 146 New York City garment workers, many of them young women. A locked door, preventing escape, was widely blamed for the high […]

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RAMSEY REVISES

February 25, 2006 kim lien 0

The SMH’s Alan Ramsey blamed the Labor party following Mark Latham’s 2005 resignation: It was a public execution, not a resignation … Labor did to Latham what […]

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LICENCED TO KILL, BUT NOT TO DRIVE

February 25, 2006 kim lien 0

Daniel Craig, the metrosexual James Bond who is scared of guns and gets beaten up by stuntmen, doesn’t know how to drive a manual car: Filmmakers had transported Bond’s original Aston […]

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FINE LINE REPEATEDLY CROSSED

February 25, 2006 kim lien 0

Since a new reporting system was introduced last year, the UN has investigated—wait for it—295 complaints of sexual abuse against its amusingly-named peacekeeping forces. Further cases […]

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SUPPORT YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD TROLL

February 25, 2006 kim lien 0

Oh, delight! Miranda Divide has recently returned to comments here, and she’s in cracking form! Any guesses as to where Miranda might vanish in between comments jags? The manic and infrequent […]

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EVERYTHING IS BAD

February 25, 2006 kim lien 0

So, you like the bottled water, huh? Well, thanks for killing the planet, you landfill-clogging, petrochemical-burning, guzzle-mad Gaia haters! Posted by Tim B. on 02/25/2006 at 09:09 PM (43) Comments • Permalink

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WAR-LUSTING LEFTIES

February 25, 2006 kim lien 0

“Is it just me,” asks Rolling Stone’s Tim Dickinson, “or are some in the progressive blogosphere hyping the possibility of a full-scale civil war in Iraq just […]

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WHO SAY THAT?

February 25, 2006 kim lien 0

The Financial Times reports: European countries are paying the price for their “miscalculations” on Islam, which have come back to haunt them in the crisis over cartoons […]

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DARREN MCGAVIN

February 25, 2006 kim lien 0

Darren McGavin—Carl Kolchak in the wonderful Nightstalker TV series—has died at 83, according to a fan site apparently authorised by the actor. UPDATE. Kolchak is gone, but the hat lives on. […]

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MANCHESTER ERUPTS

February 25, 2006 kim lien 0

Call the police! Begin an inquiry! A cartoon has appeared, and the BBC is rocked: Extremists have been blamed after a cartoon featuring the prophet Mohammed with […]