Tuesday, March 09, 2004


"Greece's opposition conservatives scored a convincing win in general elections, ending more than 10 years of Socialist Party rule as Greeks voted for change amid widespread discontent over low incomes, poor public services and corruption scandals". Who would have thought it? Leftists responsible for low incomes, poor public services and corruption?

An optimistic cartoon version of how to convert Muslims to Christianity here. Only for Christians.

French nutritionists give Big Mac the thumbs up: "The relative fat-to-protein content of a Big Mac is considerably healthier than classic French snacks such as quiche lorraine and better than many other sandwiches or fast foods on the market, the authors say."

Keith Windschuttle points out that assimilationist policies have economically helped Australia's native blacks, whereas 'multiculturalist' policies have perpetuated poverty. No surprises which policy the left favours.

Pathetic envy: "A painting that featured the words Israel and the United States and replaced each 's' with a Nazi swastika was removed from an Oslo art exhibition." How is it possible to confuse the tiny Jewish state with the vast Nazi empire that attempted to exterminate the Jews? And how is it possible to confuse the United States, which liberated Europe from Nazi shackles, with the Nazis themselves? This would appear to be a phenomenon that French author Jean-Francois Revel has called "reversal of culpability." It is particularly disturbing when it is propagated not at secret meetings of Osama-worshiping jihadis but at an "art exhibition," in Oslo, the cosmopolitan capital of Norway, an exceedingly civilized country."

If you have not seen the exchange between Rumsfeld and Senator Kennedy in Scrappleface you must read it. You will only get the joke if you know what Chappaquiddick stands for, of course. I gather that the exchange is satire but it could well have been fact.

Pat Buchanan on "Who started the culture war?": "Who is on the offensive? Who is pushing the envelope? The answer is obvious. A radical Left aided by a cultural elite that detests Christianity and finds Christian moral tenets reactionary and repressive is hell-bent on pushing its amoral values and imposing its ideology on our nation."

Why Haiti won't get any better: "Haitian government appears to have no "core," to use the economist's term for instability. Most of the population is illiterate but extremely smart and distrusting of their governments. The distrust is so strong as to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. No leader can command lasting popular support or form a stable political coalition."


The Left have always wanted more spent on welfare and made "Fascism" a swear-word. President Bush deposed a brutal Fascist dictator and sponsored a big expansion of welfare. But instead of being admired by the Left, he is hated with a passion. What does that tell you about the Left? It tells you that they have no principles at all: That everything they have ever claimed to stand for is fake.

Three more examples of Leftist dishonesty: They blame the 9/11 attacks on "poverty" in the Islamic world. Yet most of the attackers were Saudis and Saudi Arabia is one of the world's richest countries! They also say that they oppose racism yet support "affirmative action" -- which judges people by the colour of their skin! They say that they care about "the poor" but how often do you hear them calling for the one thing that would bring about a worldwide economic boom in poor countries -- the USA and the EU abandoning their agricultural protectionism? Leftists obviously care more about conservative farmers than they do about the poor!

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