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MICHELLE ALARMED

February 25, 2006 kim lien 0

The Age’s Michelle Grattan is still struggling to cope with Australian treasurer Peter Costello’s views on Muslim non-integration: Assuming the multiculturalism speech gave an insight into the “true” Costello, […]

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MEDIA ON FOUR-MONTH DELAY

February 24, 2006 kim lien 0

Peter Costello’s controversial views on sharia-inclined immigrants led last night’s late news bulletins and were again among lead items tonight. The Sydney Morning Herald: Anyone who believes Islamic […]

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ATTENTION FOREIGN TYPES

February 24, 2006 kim lien 0

Online opinion is divided over a new Australian tourism promotion to be broadcast throughout the US, Asia, and Europe. Do take a lookand rate the ad in comments. […]

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ATTACK ONLY THE SAFE TARGETS

February 24, 2006 kim lien 0

British cartoonists reflect on their courage and decency: When the political cartoonist Martin Rowson draws President Bush with blood on his hands, he gets hundreds of […]

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COLUMNIST MOVES UP

February 24, 2006 kim lien 0

Pamela Bone, formerly one of the sane voices at The Age, is now writing for a more respectable publication. Posted by Tim B. on 02/24/2006 at 11:01 PM “pictures of Danish men […]

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ATTITUDES CHANGING

February 24, 2006 kim lien 0

Frances Marcus, a 74-year-old Holocaust survivor, reviews Israel’s version of The Producers: The biggest fun on earth. You couldn’t have put this on twenty or even ten years […]

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RICH DUCK SKETCHER DEFENDED

February 23, 2006 kim lien 0

Zionists are leading a witch hunt against Michael Leunig, according to the World Socialist Web Site (“living off loans from our wealthier relatives since 1998!”). Leunig, they claim, is […]

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UMMAH DISTRACTED

February 23, 2006 kim lien 0

The bombing of the Askariya shrine? It’s just a wily ploy to distract everybody from the far more crucial issue of those Danish cartoons: A leading Shiite Muslim leader […]

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NIGERIAN MASSACRE

February 23, 2006 kim lien 0

Sheer butchery in Nigeria: At least 19 Nigerian Muslims were killed by a Christian mob at the entrance to the southeastern city of Onitsha yesterday, according to […]

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ROUTINE EXCHANGE OF VIEWS

February 23, 2006 kim lien 0

ealth Minister Tony Abbott has laughed off an attack by a mental patient during his visit to a hospital for the criminally insane. Easy for him. Abbott […]

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MART UNIVER ITY PEOPLE

February 23, 2006 kim lien 0

Australia’s academics aren’t our brightest citizens, a circumstance that has caused some—like former Queensland University of Technology business student Rohan Duggan—to flee tertiary institutions: The original marking of […]

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NEW YORKERS NOT THAT STUPID

February 23, 2006 kim lien 0

Jarrett Murphy in the Village Voice, on 9/11 conspiracy theorists: It’s easy to dismiss the odd characters. It’s harder to ignore the regular guys in the […]

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FEELINGS HURT

February 22, 2006 kim lien 0

Christopher Hitchens on the damning of the Danes: The incredible thing about the ongoing Kristallnacht against Denmark (and in some places, against the embassies and citizens […]

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BIG MO TAKES ON BIG O

February 22, 2006 kim lien 0

Oprah Winfrey is the target of a full-scale Mo-slam: When world renowned American talk show host Oprah Winfrey announced a hero voting competition, she asked people to […]

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SILENCE OF THE LIBS

February 22, 2006 kim lien 0

Eleven journalists in five countries face prosecution for publishing Motoons, reports the New York Times. Where are their defenders? Why the silence? “I keep hearing, ‘Why […]

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MORE HOLLYWOOD LIES

February 22, 2006 kim lien 0

Remember the sensational car chase in Bullitt? Mustang-equipped Steve McQueen outrunning some bad guy in a Charger? It was rigged. UPDATE. Important car-chase information: never allow someone named […]

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TOONSTERS DUEL

February 22, 2006 kim lien 0

US cartoonists Art Spiegelman and Joe Sacco offer differing opinions on Danish drawings: Sacco: My initial reaction was, “What a bunch of idiots those Danes were for printing those things.” Did they […]

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UGLY FACE CONCEALED

February 22, 2006 kim lien 0

A Financial Times editorial on Dubai’s takeover of US ports: The current furore in Washington about the takeover of P&O, the UK-based ports operator, by Dubai Ports […]

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HACK! HACK FOR ALLAH!

February 22, 2006 kim lien 0

When guys like this say “HELL WITH YOUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH”, they evidently mean it: A record 470 Danish websites were attacked by hackers this week to protest […]

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FEMINISTS FOR OPPRESSION

February 22, 2006 kim lien 0

A Muslim sheik tells an appreciative Sydney audience that women who are raped have no one to blame but themselves. Reaction from feminists? Mostly silence, punctuated […]

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MAGAZINE PUBLISHED

February 22, 2006 kim lien 0

In this week’s Bulletin: * Blogger Michael Totten reports from Kurdistan; * Paul Toohey wraps up the matter of the Bali Nine; * Master diplomat Larry Perkins brings together Bahrain and Tennessee; * […]

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TOONS CAUSE FRENZY, UPROAR

February 22, 2006 kim lien 0

Current political disputes aren’t the first caused by cartoons. In this 2002 speech, Australian treasurer Peter Costello tells the story of New Zealand-born cartoonist David Low, […]