This kid is two


And her parents think she’s a 40kg good luck charm.

Understandably, the doctor in the last pic is worried.

The link is to a Korean site. Info on the kid thanks to Lady bingbing. JFTR, the kid is Chinese, not Korean.

This post isn’t here to mock the kid. An extreme example perhaps, but it’s here to raise the question of parental responsibility.

When daycare isn’t an option


Epic parenting fail.

A Chinese father chains his two year old kid to a pole while he and the mother are at work.

Cross-posted here.

Brangelina Returning to Brad and Angelina: Splitsville


There’s over 200 million pounds sterling involved.

“HOLLYWOOD golden pair Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have seen DIVORCE lawyers and signed a £205 million split deal, we can reveal.

The world’s most famous couple legally agreed how to divide their fortune and who gets custody of their six kids.”

Just great.

I’m glad I have the sense to know I don’t belong married and that I haven’t messed up the lives of six kids with my self-centeredness.

Celebutards.

Spoilt Brats at UCLA Protest Results of Policies They Voted For


California is the US’ first “failed state” in the financial crisis, and the University of California system has had to absorb real, actual budget cuts. As a result, they are having to raise student tuitions more than 30%. Of course, these students, none of whom seem to have ever taken an economics course, are not happy about it. That lead to a near riot at UCLA t’other day.

The protests have now spread to other campuses in the system.

“Los Angeles, California (CNN) — Students were occupying buildings Friday on campuses of the University of California system in protest of a 32 percent tuition hike.

Students took over portions of buildings on campuses in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Santa Cruz and Davis late Thursday, and two remain occupied Friday morning.

Student organizers said they would escalate their protests after the system’s regents approved the tuition hike during a meeting Thursday on the UCLA campus.

University officials said the $505 million to be raised by the tuition increases is needed to prevent even deeper cuts than those already made because of California’s persistent financial crisis.

Protesting students said the hike will hurt working and middle-class students who benefit from state-funded education.”

Yes, when there is a budget shortfall – because of policies the voters voted for and their representatives enacted into law – the school administrators have no right to raise prices to keep the schools afloat. Anyway, these retard protestors are being arrested right and left now.

“Authorities arrested dozens of angry students at the Davis campus late Thursday after they refused to vacate the school’s administration building.

The Davis Police Department and deputies from the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department took 52 students into custody, according to UC Davis spokeswoman Claudia Morain [Which, if you are a PC-phile and use the French pronunciation, comes deliciously close to, “Moron.” – Beef}.

The arrests at Mrak Hall administration came about four hours after the usual 5 p.m. PT closing time. At one point, as many as 150 students were at the building protesting the tuition increase, Morain said.”

For a shocking visual of the US financial meltdown in terms of lost jobs, you really need to watch this awesome animation. It looks like the spread of The Andromeda Strain. Pity I can’t embed it, but it rocks.

Also, note that this job loss Andromeda Strain fell to earth when the Democrats took over total control of the Congress and Senate, and accelerated when they took absolute control of the government with the Obama administration.

So, you retarded brats, you have only yourselves to blame for the current financial fiasco in Cali.

Pure evil


Definitely not for the feint-hearted. In fact, all of this post is going below the fold. It happened to a nine-year-old Korean girl known as Na-young. The 57 year old man is Jo Du-sun. Read the rest of this entry »

Polanski Epilog: Prosecutor Lied about Judge in Documentary


Instead of making yet another update to my original post on this sordid subject, I thought this amazing revelation deserved it’s own place in infamy. Besides, the previous post had already reached proportions well beyond merely epic.

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“(CNN) — A retired prosecutor whose comments in a 2008 HBO documentary threatened to derail a 31-year-old sex case against film director Roman Polanski now says he lied.

David Wells told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday that he “buttered up” his role in the Polanski case for the documentary crew. He said he lied about trying to goad a judge to sentence Polanski to prison in 1978 for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Wells’ comments in “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired” raised questions of judicial misconduct and spawned Polanski’s most recent effort to get the case dismissed. But the legal challenge stalled when Polanski refused to return to the United States, where he faced certain arrest.

“I made these imprudent comments, just to liven it up a little,” Wells said. “In retrospect, it was a bad thing to do, and I never knew this thing was going to be shown in the United States.””

I’m surprised that a lawyer would lie – AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAaaa – to stoke his ego – OOOOHOHOHOHOHOHOOOooo – and brag – EEEEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEEEEeee… Okay, so I’m not.

This documentary, you see, was the fig leaf that the leftards were using to hide their shame behind while they rationalized that Polanski should be freed. So now I’m expecting them all to recant and say that roamin’ Roman should finally face justice…

… ~crickets~ …

I’m kidding, of course.

Oh, and did you know that Polanski and Nastassja Kinski were lovers?… When she was just fifteen years old? Seems Roman is a classic pedophile, and not just a one-time offender.

Just when I thought this couldn’t get any weirder.

Change You Can Believe In: Obama Kills School Choice


President Obama sends his daughters to elite Washington area private schools, not the plagued D.C. public schools, and yet he’s killed a program that allows four or more of his daughter’s classmates to attend the same school they do, though their parents can’t afford it. Thousands of D.C. area students have benefited from this scholarship program over the past ten plus years, test scores and subsequent student success proves that it works, and at a total cost of only $18,000,000.00/$7,500 per student (The putrid D.C. public schools cost over twice that amount per student). So, the question is, “Why?”

I’ll tell you why: Because Obama is in the pocket of the Teacher’s Unions (And every other leftist, anti-competition union), and Teacher’s Unions hate having a program like this that makes them look like the incompetent nincompoops that they, in fact, are.

Keep showing your ass like this, Mr. President, and you’ll be a one termer. Seriously, don’t stop.

UPDATE: D.C. Families Fight for School Choice.

“This afternoon, more than 1,000 students, parents, and concerned citizens gathered across from city hall to rally in support of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program. A number of prominent D.C. leaders spoke, including former mayor Anthony Williams and former councilmember Kevin Chavous. But the most moving speeches were from the parents and students participating in the scholarship program.”

Basically, Obama’s still killing the program, but not kicking out the students already in it.

“But the Washington Post reports that the administration will now call for the scholarship program to be continued for students who are currently participating. If this happens, it will avoid the p.r. disaster of seeing disadvantaged children, including two of the Obama children’s classmates, pulled from their private schools. But it will deny current and future D.C. families the same power that President Obama and Secretary Duncan take for granted. “

Well, there’s the “Change We Can Believe In.”

The protestors:

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Looks like an affluent group of privileged whites to me. /sarc

Obama’s pissing off his core constituency. Way to go, Prez!

The Cowboy Way


In a polite rejoinder to a not-very-polite critic of another post here earlier this morning, our Angus Dei finished his comment with “Though I’m a knuckle-dragging cowboy, I still help out when and where I can. It’s called, ‘The Cowboy Way,’ and it rivals any Oriental philosophy …” That comment inspired me to dig up some of the various “Cowboy Creeds” we collected and printed up for a little wannabe-cowboy relative of mine.

Be patient; takes a while to load.  Enjoy.

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IMPORTANT warning regarding small children & dogs


Received this via email from our own Wizard of Woz, and thought it important enough to share immediately.

IMPORTANT

If you are an owner of a dog that belongs to a ‘dangerous breed’ category and you also have a small child please take this as a warning. Don’t leave your dog with the child unattended under any circumstances!!!

Only a little moment was enough for the following to happen. See the photo attached   ….

(I have put the photo below the fold so as to not upset our more sensitive readers)

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Sometimes, there are just no words… (via Mythusmage)


Jared Yaffe

Jared Yaffe

Cross-posted from Mythusmage , regarding the man pictured above from this news piece.


And Then There is Vile

The face you see in this picture, that of one Jared Ravin Yaffe, is the face of a pedophile. But not the sort who has an affair with a young adolescent boy or girl. No, Mr. Yaffe is the kind of pedophile who preys upon very young children. In one case an infant just a year in age. He is reported as saying it didn’t matter if the toddler in question agreed to what Yaffe intended to do or not, since he couldn’t talk.

Yaffe was aided by one Aaron Zendejas, who provided victims and videotaped the acts in return for cash. Zendejas as a procurer and enabler bears a great deal of responsibility for the acts. but it is Yaffe who committed the acts, and so bears a much greater culpability.

Jared Ravin Yaffe is a violent sexual predator. He is a clear and present danger to society as a whole, and to children in particular. He is a rapist, using sex to cause pain and instill fear in his victims. He targets the very young because he is ill; he needs to control and dominate through pain and terror, using sex and sexual acts to instill that pain and terror.

The man is on the loose. So long as he is on the loose society is in danger, most especially the young. At the moment he is thought to be in the San Diego CA area, but he may have gone elsewhere. That’s why I’ve posted this.

Spread the word about Jared Ravin Yaffe; link to the story and his picture so that people will know about this and know what he looks like. The sooner he is caught, the sooner his threat to children and their parents can be ended. Contact your local authorities if you spot Jared Ravin Yaffe or have any information that can lead to his apprehension.

Let’s get this fucker off the street.

How to Place the Case of Baby Grace? UPDATED


UPDATE: Kimberly Dawn Trenor has been found guilty of capital murder in this case, and her sentence is life in prison without possibility of parole. Since she’s only twenty years old, that could amount to sixty to seventy years.

“GALVESTON, Texas — A mother was convicted Monday of capital murder in the beating death of her 2-year-old daughter during a daylong discipline session in which the toddler was whipped with belts and flung across a room like a rag doll.

A jury deliberated less than two hours before convicting 20-year-old Kimberly Dawn Trenor in the death of Riley Ann Sawyers. Trenor did not seem to show any emotion after the verdict was read. The conviction brought an automatic sentence of life in prison without parole.

Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty. Jurors could have also convicted her of two lesser charges.”

Let her rot.

For those of you late to this party…

“Trenor and her husband, Royce Clyde Zeigler II, were accused of killing the toddler during the July 2007 discipline session designed to teach her proper manners. Prosecutors said Trenor and Zeigler beat Riley with belts, dunked her head in cold bath water and threw her onto a tile floor, fracturing her skull and causing her death. Zeigler, also charged with capital murder, is being tried later and remains jailed.”

No news on whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Zeigler, but there couldn’t be a better case for it, IMO, and I’m generally against capital punishment.

ORIGINAL POST:

I agonized over whether or not to even post about Baby Grace because I find this case to be so deeply, deeply disturbing.

It’s not a complicated case. In a nutshell, this man…

Royce Clyde Zeigler II

Royce Clyde Zeigler II

… is accused of beating this little two-year-old girl…

Riley Ann Sawyers, aka Baby Grace

Riley Ann Sawyers, aka Baby Grace

… to death, while her mother…

Kimberly Dawn Trenor

Kimberly Dawn Trenor

… watched.

Here’s the part that totally and completely eviscerated me:

“… Trenor did nothing to save her daughter, not even when Riley told her mother “I love you” as she was being beaten.”

Got that? As this little girl was being beaten to death she was telling her mother that she loved her, and her mother did nothing to save her.

I’m not at all ashamed to admit that I lost it at this point in the article, and I’m not talking about a few easily wiped away tears here, I’m talking about a raging, screaming, face-in-hands, anguished and protracted cry. In fact, I need to take a break from this post to re-compose myself right now.

*****

The more I thought about this abjectly pathetic case, the more troubled I became over the questions it raised in my mind. Sure, all civilized men and women of good will would be aghast and horrified by this outrageous insult to one so innocent, and so those first unanswerable whys and hows came obviously.

Here’s the thing: I read about horrors in the news all the time, as I’m sure any reader of this blog does, because we’re hyper-informed by a relentlessly sensationalist 24/7/365 news cycle these days, so the question that I wanted answered was why did this particular story reduce me to a shuddering fetal ball?

In the Muslim world, I read with boring regularity, “honor” killings of young women are numbingly routine, girls who simply want go to school are disfigured by having acid thrown in their faces, and rape victims are condemned to death and publicly executed. Equally grotesque types of stories emerge from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia with grim routine as well. Though disgusted and even enraged by such reports, they don’t drive me to tears. Why not?

Do you see why I’m becoming disturbed by the questions I’m asking myself? Will you understand if I’m reluctant to share my answers, and would rather that you simply ask yourself the same?

Another problem I have is this: Philosophically, I simply don’t think a person is a fully mature political entity until they’ve evolved into some form of libertarian. Like most, I reckon, I started out life as a liberal, evolved into a conservative, and then morphed into a libertarian. My views on the death penalty have followed suit: I was against it before I was for it, but now I’m against it again. Ultimately, I just don’t think a nation state should be in the business of executing its citizens, regardless of their crimes, because there is an absolute zero chance that capital punishment will be applied fairly, because human beings are involved.

So, you can understand my disappointment in myself when I tell you that I would honestly and sincerely like to execute these two monsters myself, personally.

How can our culture produce these utterly abominable kinds people? People devoid of all decency and conscience, seemingly oblivious to the rights of the most vulnerable in their midst?

“Trenor told police she and Riley moved from Mentor, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, to Spring, a suburb north of Houston, in June 2007 to be with Zeigler after she met him playing the online video game World of Warcraft.”

Far be it from me to issue a blanket condemnation of WoW – I haven’t played any kind of video game since I made it a mission in life to defeat Battle Chess on every skill level (Which I did, thank you very much) – because the world isn’t exactly rife with WoW players beating babies to death, and so there must be much more to it…

… and so the disturbing questions continue.

I don’t expect to have all, or even many, of these questions answered satisfactorily – such a thing seems far beyond the realm of possibility – so I’ll just have to take it as a plus to my overall humanity that I’m bothering to ask them of myself.

McCain’s Perfect Choice for a Running Mate: Governor Sarah Palin


While most of the pedantic, two-dimensional, inside-the-box-thinking, conservative political hacks are touting Tom Ridge for the slot (Not a bad guy, but…), David Freddoso notes a far superior choice has been proposed: The Republican Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.

I believe this is a truly inspired idea. Gov. Palin ran as an anti-corruption outsider, and handily defeated a corrupt and entrenched Republican political machine. Plus, at 44, she would almost totally wipe the “age issue” McCain has off the slate, and since Obama is only two years her senior, there is no way they could attack her for her youth and inexperience: She has much more executive experience than Senator Obama has.

Not to mention the fact that, she’s a gorgeous woman who exudes mass quantities of charisma…

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and has a super-solid family life.

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Dibs on the eldest daughter! LOL!

This inspired choice would allow McCain to actually capitalize on his “maverick” persona, as Gov. Palin shook Alaska politics to the core: She’s a charming, charismatic woman, but she can also play with the big boys and kick ass.

What say ye?

UPDATE: Things are looking optimistic!

UPDATE II: Welcome to all 4500 8000 40,000 in the past few hours (so far!) people visiting us from Google. We’re a fairly opinionated right-wing blog, and you might like to take a look at our “About” page. You might also be interested in our other coverage of Sarah Palin and whether she becomes a prospective Vice President of the United States. You can find this coverage here and here. Personally, I hope she does, but you can feel free to debate the idea in comments below. All first comments are moderated, but unless you either insult or use severe profanity (and I mean severe by my standards, which generally only means the C U Next Tuesday word or the implication that someone has had a rather enjoyable erotic experience with someone who has borne a child), however if you come up with a new one, I may simply delete your comment. I, and all other contributors to this blog are more than fair in what we permit.

UPDATE III: Nayr Drahcir, don’t bother even trying. You will not be published.

UPDATE IV: A lot of people must like Palin.

UPDATE V: More coverage of Governor Sarah Palin and a theme song here.

UPDATE VI: Funniest observation on the announcement yet: “Put Obama and Palin on a basketball court one on one. Winner takes all!”

UPDATE VII: [spot_the_dog] No, we do not have any pictures of “Sarah Palin + Naked,” nor do we have any of “Sarah Palin + Swimsuit.” In the past 24 hours, there have been 157 separate searches on this site for “Sarah Palin Swimsuit,” and 161 separate searches for “Sarah Palin Naked.” I repeat, we have no bathing suit, swim suit, bikini, or naked pictures of Sarah Palin. What kind of people do you think we are, anyway? 😉

UPDATE VIIa: [spot_the_dog] Ace has noticed a similar search phenomenon on his blog and has a theory…

UPDATE VIII: A well-rounded view of the selection of Sarah Palin for the Vice President Nomination can be found here.

UPDATE IX:  We got it!  YES!  Nude photo of Sarah Palin right here!  (C’mon.  You know you want to click.)

UPDATE X: Feel free to visit our main page and read the latest posts we’ve written.

Congratulations are in order!


Congratulations, JanineV!

Congratulations, JanineV!

I hear through the grapevine that everyone’s favorite Girl in Trackies, Perth’s own JanineV, recently added a little “Brown-Eyed Bear” to her family.  He joins eldest cub “The Brown Bear” and sister “The Bearess.”

Welcome to the world Brown-Eyed Bear, and congratulations to JanineV.

May all of her cubs grow up to be as perspecacious and feisty as their tracky-dak wearing Mum!

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The TMI Files. Allergens.


I finally took Magilla to the quack’s to get that eternally runny nose looked at, and it appears she’s allergic to something. Given that the other end of her particular gene pool has allergies to moggies, dust mites, pollen, and he’s not keen on lactose, either.

I had hoped that she’d avoid all those issues, as the only allergies I have are to drugs. Morphine, codeine, valium, all the good ones lol.

Sure, nicotine makes me throw up, but that’s because when I was 4 my mum allowed me to try one of hers. At four, you have no idea about how to inhale cigarettes, so I recall something foul-tasting that made me cough like you wouldn’t believe. That cured me until my twenties and the extreme stupidity that went with them.

For the record, kids, don’t do the drawback when you are drinking double whiskies. Especially if you are a non-smoker with no tolerance for nicotine.

Trust me, it’s ugly.

Of course, a few years after that, a few of us were sitting around having a couple of drinks before heading down to the Dan* for St Paddy’s Day, and the girls got out a joint. They wanted me to have some, but I told them if I did I would throw up, regardless of the fact that I was stone cold sober (designated driver here!).

They nagged some more, so I said, be it on your own heads, girls, and took a drag.

And promptly threw up.

Hilarity (and a change of clothes) ensued.

But I digress…..

I’ve got an appointment with a specialist in January to get Magilla sorted on her nasal front. We need to find a way to give her mucous membranes a bit of a reprieve.

Of course, with three cats in the house it could be somewhat challenging. It’s a tough one.. do I get rid of the cats or the kid*?

*nb due to the irrational overexposure to political correctness in these insane times, I find it tiresome to have to point out that this statement is rhetorical and not literal, and I really won’t be divesting myself of my child. Or the moggies.

Happy Birthday Little Possum


Today is my niece’s 7th birthday, and in good aunt practice, I gave her a bagload of presents. Her mother was “thrilled”. She got a Barbie doll (Barbie is evil), a pencil case loaded with cool stuff because she’s just learned to read and write and she loves doing it, a notebook (pink of course, with princess stickers on the front), a puzzle (got a bear and a dog, and only 1000 pieces, about 990 of which I’ll get to put in), an mp3 player (preloaded with acceptable music), and a bicycle.

Stupid planning on my part to buy so much: the dear child has one sister, and two twins on the way. These children will cost me a fortune!

Little Possum Used To Be So Cute

Little Possum Used To Be So Cute

Oh, and just a quick question. Can someone remind me to call her and wish her a Happy Birthday? She’ll hurt me if I don’t. She pounces, out of nowhere. It hurts, it’s sudden, and usually she leaps out from places I don’t think she can fit. It’s evil!

Sarah Palin: All The Right Wing Cred McCain Can Get


The choice of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain’s Vice Presidential nominee is an absolute masterstroke. It truly is, and for a number of reasons.

Palin has been quoted as being tenacious. The senior pastor (Ed Kalnins) at Palin’s church, the Assembly of God, said of Palin: “Once she understands a truth, she bites down on it and won’t let go of the truth.” This tells me that a) she’ll research what she’s talking about, b) form her decision on the subject, and c) she’ll stick to her beliefs until step a) reveals more information, then she’ll re-evaluate. The United States could very well deal with that kind of skill and decision making, particularly as it’s something many on the Left side of politics say that neither the current President nor the current Vice President are capable of.

Palin is also unafraid to not pull the Republican party line. While mayor of Wasilla and later Governor of Alaska, she was unafraid to propose new projects and different ways of resolving issues facing her communities which were in contradiction of the proposals put forward by other Republicans in the party, and her stance on ethics was a major contributor to her being elected to Governor in a landslide against previous Republican Governor Frank Murkowski. While she has had her moments of being rather divisive, she also has a lot of talent for working in a team.

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NOT The American Way: Mom and Apple Pie, but No Baseball


I’m sorry, but this is emblematic of the current American sickness of punishing success and insisting that we all just be comfortable with being a bunch of mediocre, also-ran, pencil-neck, pussies.

“A Connecticut youth baseball team with a phenomenal 9-year-old pitcher has been disqualified because its team is too good.

The team, Will Power Fitness, has an 8-0 record thanks in large part to pitcher Jericho Scott, the New Haven Register reports. His pitching is so fast and accurate, the Liga Juvenil De Baseball De New Haven asked the team’s coach, Wilfred Vidro, to replace him so he wouldn’t frighten other players.

Can you believe this bullshit? Here’s the totally awesome and frigteningly intimidating Jericho Scott (Is that just a wicked pisser great name for a pitcher, or what?):

Jericho Scott, Phenomenon

Jericho Scott, Phenomenon

But wait, there’s more! As his Wipedia entry alludes to, the prime culprit here are jealous, envious, covetous, and totally scum-baggy adults, who are upset that Jericho didn’t join their champinonship team, and turned the first team into the worst team. These mediocre morons, who have no lives for themselves so they live vicariously through their kids, are punishing this superlative young athlete out of selfishness and jealousy.

Stocks/lashes/tar/feathers, and then run them each out of town on a rail. Abject fuck-tards.

Proposed Abortion Laws In Victoria, Absolutely Fu*ked Up


Victoria is rapidly becoming Australia’s most Left-leaning State. Not only do we have the appalling Racial and Religious Tolerance Act, which means anyone who looks white can be sued or charged for intolerance, but we’re about to get another fun law to make sure that the State turns completely to shit.

This new law is a doozy. It’s a law focusing on abortion, and this law makes it legal for women to have abortions up to 24 weeks into their pregnancy, twice as long as the current legal period for an abortion. I think this is absolutely appalling and below the level of human rights that Australia should be upholding.

Andrew Bolt appears (and I use the term appears because it’s possible I’m mistaken in his view on this matter) to have chalked this up as a win for those of us who are pro-life. I’m not so sure it is. I agree with the view that this is probably as far as any Government will go in respect to abortion so far, but I can never quite tell with these slippery Labor types. However, I disagree with the view that an abortion at 24 weeks is acceptable in an enlightened, open, democratic society. Note to Premier Brumby: I F**KING DARE YOU TO TAKE THIS TO AN ELECTION!

I have trouble accepting the premise for abortion at all, and this is entirely consistant with my views on capital punishment, despite the claims that one cannot believe in the death penalty and the right to life for children. I think abortion is too commonly used as a method of contraception. Far, far too commonly used as a method of contraception in fact. I know of women who have had three, four, five abortions, and blamed the men they’d slept with for impregnating them. Hey ladies? It takes two people to make a child, and if you don’t want the risk, don’t have sex or use protection.

But to use abortion as contraception is wrong in my view. It’s a procedure which should be strictly regulated and only performed if there are certain elements to the conception or the pregnancy. I think one of these is rape, and although Rebecca Kiessling puts forth a convincing counter argument to that view, I still hold it.

With 20,000 pregnancies being terminated in Australia each year (54 per day on average!) I think our laws are too liberal. Victoria’s current law falls back to 1969, where a Supreme Court Justice determined that abortions are legal if a woman’s physical or mental health is put at risk by the pregnancy. So in typical Victorian-Left fashion, this has led to horrific cases such as a late term child being murdered aborted because its mother thought that the child had dwarfism and couldn’t handle the possibility. The child did not have dwarfism.

Or the case of Jessica Jane, another child aborted. She lived for ninety minutes, crying, in a stainless steel dish, before she died. She never even got held by her mother.

So now Victoria, supposedly not humiliated and embarrassed and appalled by such stories, wants to make sure such things are more likely to occur?

Premier Brumby (ALP), Ted Baillieu (LIB), all the other supporters of this bill, I’m ashamed of Victoria. I’m ashamed at this proposed law. I’m ashamed you even thought of it. I’ll be even more ashamed if you pass it.

Summer holiday fun in the sun; Gaza style


It’s that time of year again: school’s out, the kids are under your feet, and, much as you love the little brats, you find your patience being tested. Eventually, after clearing yet another dirty plate, or tripping over a discarded sneaker, you give them a well-deserved piece of your mind: “Why don’t you get out of the house and do something useful, like memorize the Koran or learn how to fire a shoulder-launched rocket?”

People are dreaming if they think there’s any room for negotiation with these guys.

“Some people just want to watch the world burn,” Arthur in The Dark Knight.

Bedtime Stories.


Kevin Rudd is the gift that keeps on giving.

This evening, during our nightly snuggle before sleep, Magilla looks at me and says:

“Mummy I stuck my finger in my ear and then in my mouth but I didn’t eat it so you can’t call me Kevin Rudd, okay?”

Spot the difference III


Remember Larry Craig? Sure, we all do. The media were on it like flies on shit.

Remember John Edwards? The silence is deafening.

But not for long.

Does John Edwards have a love child?

Fox has independently verified it.

Thanks to Tim Blair for the idea. This story has to spread.

Oh CNN, where art thou?

UPDATE

No, CNN is too busy promoting and running a story on a Japanese septuagenarian porn star. Promotion #3 on CNN’s world news. Right now is story #1. A co-ordinated female suicide bomber attack in Iraq. Definitely a rarity, nowadays. No wonder CNN has been so quiet on Iraq for so long but then, suddenly, viola, leads with Iraq again.

Flog that dead donkey, CNN, flog it.

Just when one thinks they have heard it all, up pops another vile act.

Heaven Help All of the Disenfranchised Babies


Germany, following England down the swirling water into the toilet, is trying to decide if infants should have the right to vote.

“The bill, which has won the cross-party backing of some heavyweight German politicians, would wipe away decades of “exclusion” and “discrimination” against minors, according to its supporters.

Currently the voting threshold in Germany is 18, with an exception in some states, where 16-year-olds are allowed to cast a ballot.

But that does not go far enough for the new law’s backers, who want to ensure voting rights from cradle to grave. If the bill gets adopted, babies will have the same powers to voice their opinion on government handling of macro-economic performance in a global downturn enjoyed by their parents.”

I’m going to tell you something, and this won’t be popular here, but democracy is exactly idiocy. Democracy is rule by fool, because the masses are asses. How much money do we waste on politics? All of the C-5 Galaxy cargo transports in the USAF couldn’t carry it.

And, we let 18 year old morons vote. I voted at eighteen… for Jimmy fucking goddamned Carter.

All citizens should be able to aspire to qualify to vote, but not all ought to be allowed to vote. My idea has always been, one qualification, one overriding disqualification, and one overriding exception:

1] Qualification: Home ownership. I don’t care if you are eighteen or eighty, if you graduated from high school or college, if you have figured out enough to buy a house and you own it outright, then you have a stake in the country, and you ought to be allowed to vote (No sharing the house with a bank through a mortgage: Outright ownership).

2] Disqualification: Government employment. I don’t care if you own a home or not, if you draw a paycheck from the treasury, you ought to be disqualified from voting. Government employees will only vote for more government, not in the public interest.

3] Exception: Military servicemen. It doesn’t matter if you own a home or not – military service makes that nearly impossible sometimes – and I don’t care that you are paid out of the treasury: If you have your life on the line for your country, then you ought to be allowed to vote.

Remember, heaven is a kingdom, not a democracy. The least we can do here is objectively qualify voters.

When Art Sexualises Children


In Australia lately, there’s been an ongoing and still not resolved debate over “art”, and whether taking photographs of nude children and publishing them is acceptable. The debate has had a great deal of emotion injected into it, and some players in the debate have lost sight of what’s truly at the heart of the matter.

The child involved in this chapter of the debate is named Olympia. Five years ago, when she was six years old, her artist mother had her get naked and took photos of her, in poses which are classically known as being soft-pornography poses. This month, the photos (which are not great artistically I’ll mention) appeared in the government-subsidised magazine Art Monthly Australia. Not only did they appear inside the magazine, one of the photos was used as the front cover shot.

The publishing of the photo has been endorsed by Olympia herself, but I must say, her discussion with the media was, on the whole, rather unconvincing. It came across as though she had been coached in what she said, and her father clearly bought his clothing from the Pretty Atrociously Clothed Organisation. It also seemed to me that Olympia was unsure of what to say, and seemed to need to rely on her father to make sure she was saying the right thing. Her father is, coincidentally, an Arts critic for the Age, and completely supports the photographs and publication of them. That attitude slightly creeps me out, considering the essay he once wrote about photographs taken of Olympia.

In my opinion taking nude photos of a child is fine, as long as they don’t leave the family photo album. Lord knows, I have and I’m sure we all have nude snaps of our kids, but they rarely get taken past the first few years. Stripping your child off at the age of six and having them pose in a sexual fashion and subsequently printing them in a national magazine, as a form of protesting the criticism directed at Bill Henson, the artist who took nude, provocative photos of a 13 year old girl and publicly displayed them at an art gallery, seems just plain wrong to me.

On one hand, there’s certainly scumbags in the community who would use the images to pleasure themselves sexually, and having such photos available so easily under the guise of “art” is not properly protecting children. But that’s not the part of this situation that most irks me, although it’s certainly a concern. What gets to me the most is the manipulation of the child to be willing to display herself, naked, in a national magazine. The child is now 11, and as such, has the mental capabilities of an 11 year old. An 11 year old female, and she’s getting one of the best things that an 11 year old can get: the entire country knows who she is. She’s famous, albeit for all the wrong reasons.

Olympia can’t possibly understand the full ramifications of her appearance in nude photos in Art Monthly Australia. She can’t possibly understand about the potential for paedophiles to access photos of her naked and use them for their sexual gratification. She also can’t fully comprehend that now that these images are in the public domain, they’re never going to leave it. When she’s 40, colleagues at work would be able to find them. Hell, when she’s 90, they’ll still be around. I hope she’s got the courage and guts to be able to handle the criticism she’s receiving, and the, ahem, reactions of other kids at school when school resumes next Monday.

There’s also an excellent discussion of this over at The Subjects of Interest.

UPDATE: To see the images themselves, uncensored, they’re on this website. I refuse to host them here.

And so you can see what I mean about the attire:

UPDATE II: Andrew Bolt examines Robert Nelson’s (the father) response to one of Bolt’s blog items. Bolt doesn’t pull his punches and isn’t afraid to tell what he’s really thinking. Thanks for the link Spot.

UPDATE III: Andrew Bolt delivers an excellent column, a more edited version of the discussion in Update II.

Children Who Say “Yuk” to Foreign Food are Racist


England has long ago gone ’round the bend, but just when you think those meddling, 45 IQ government sponsored morons who run their country can’t get any more idiotic, they lower the bar into ever increasing flatulent stupidity. That’s saying something, because the bar for government employed ninnies in England has been below ground level for quite a few years now. I’m guessing they will reach the planet core within a couple more years.

Get a load of this utter, abject, nonsense:

“The National Children’s Bureau, which receives £12 million a year, mainly from Government funded organisations, has issued guidance to play leaders and nursery teachers advising them to be alert for racist incidents among youngsters in their care.

This could include a child of as young as three who says “yuk” in response to being served unfamiliar foreign food.

The guidance by the NCB is designed to draw attention to potentially-racist attitudes in youngsters from a young age.

It alerts playgroup leaders that even babies can not be ignored in the drive to root out prejudice as they can “recognise different people in their lives”.

The 366-page guide for staff in charge of pre-school children, called Young Children and Racial Justice, warns: “Racist incidents among children in early years settings tend to be around name-calling, casual thoughtless comments and peer group relationships.”

It advises nursery teachers to be on the alert for childish abuse such as: “blackie”, “Pakis”, “those people” or “they smell”.

The guide goes on to warn that children might also “react negatively to a culinary tradition other than their own by saying ‘yuk'”.

Staff are told: “No racist incident should be ignored. When there is a clear racist incident, it is necessary to be specific in condemning the action.”

Warning that failing to pick children up on their racist attitudes could instil prejudice, the NCB adds that if children “reveal negative attitudes, the lack of censure may indicate to the child that there is nothing unacceptable about such attitudes”.

Nurseries are encouraged to report as many incidents as possible to their local council. The guide added: “Some people think that if a large number of racist incidents are reported, this will reflect badly on the institution. In fact, the opposite is the case.””

I was forced to quote the entire article, because it is so totally and completely beyond the bizarre that it is really and truly not possible to excerpt without removing some absolutely essential inanity or other.

At what point, exactly, do the once proud and now cowardly and brow-beaten English people say, “Enough is enough!” with this way-beyond-silly bullshit? Personally, I think everyone in “The National Children’s Bureau” ought to be rounded up, dragged to the nearest bar ditch, and terminated with extreme prejudice.

I don’t suppose they have bar ditches in England. Pity. They are good places to dispose of roadkill so that the birds and creeping things can feast in peace and safety.

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