Bill of ‘lefts’

It strikes me that those who really need a Bill of Rights never have them and those that don’t need it keep demanding one. Thus by definition a Bill of Rights is useless – having one doesn’t protect the downtrodden. The ACT Labour Government became the first Australian jurisdiction to introduce a bill of rights. It enshrines to rights to: *Equality before the law, without discrimination of any kind *Life, beginning after birth *Freedom from torture or cruel inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment *Not to be subject to medical or scientific experimentation without consent *Protection of family and, for children, such protection as is appropriate for minors *Privacy *Freedom of movement *Freedom of thought, conscience and religion *Peaceful assembly and association *Freedom of expression *Participation in public and cultural life *Liberty and integrity of the person *A fair trial *Not to be held in slavery or servitude or be required to perform forced or compulsory labour *Self-determination *For minorities to enjoy their own culture, practise their own religion and use their own language I have just one question. Why? Chief Minister John Stanhope is why. The bill of rights has little to do with the rights of Australians and a lot to do with his politics. The bill would allow Heroin trials, same sex marriages, same sex adoptions and his loony left-wing activist mates to throw rocks at Parliament house. It would pay school fees for mobs of labor lawyers kids as every time society stopped the extravagances of the looney-left whatever agency did the stopping would end up in court with our money transferring to Stanhope?s mates coffers. Strong on ‘rights’ and totally devoid of ‘responsibilities’ Stanhope is the idiot that used a recent Citizenship ceremony to rail against the government and their participation in the Iraq war. Stanhope confuses rights to politicize citizenship ceremonies with the responsibility to only dissent in appropriate circumstances. Standing on soapboxes, in the House and on TV are appropriate venues for dissent. Ceremonies, where the recipients are about to get the greatest gift of all – the right to live in one of the greatest democracies in the world, one that doesn’t even go close to needing a bill of rights- is not the place.

Kerry’s true colours.

More on John Kerry and cohorts from Winter Soldier and Dewey Canyon III. Quotes from and ‘Stolen Valor’ B. G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley, Verity Press, 1998, Chapter 6, Atrocities In April 1971, the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) staged a demonstration it called Dewey Canyon III, a “limited incursion into the country of Congress.”

The protest was named after an operation in 1969 that sent elements of the 3rd Marine Division into Laos. About this same time, an ad appeared in The New York Times signed by forty-nine American servicemen from the 1st Air Cavalry Division urging support for antiwar demonstrations. But as United Press International later reported, the men, members of a Mekong Delta-based helicopter unit, had neither read nor paid for the ad. After being blocked from holding a ceremony honoring the war dead at Arlington National Cemetery, the veterans marched to the Capitol to present sixteen demands to Congress. At the end of the day; they held a candlelight march around the White House.

After a man who said his son died in Vietnam blew taps, the soldiers began flinging their war medals over a high wire fence in front of the Capitol: Purple Hearts, Bronze Star Medals, Silver Stars — bits of ribbon and metal hurled in the face of the government that had so betrayed them. Some, after throwing away what had cost them so dearly, broke down and cried. One of them was John Kerry, Vietnam Navy veteran and aspiring politician who had been among those who organized the protest. Kerry flung a handful of medals — he had received the Silver Star, a Bronze Star Medal, and three Purple Hearts — over the fence. Kerry spoke later that week before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, putting a face on the antiwar movement far different from the one seen before — the scruffy hippie or wild-eyed activist. Kerry represented the All-American boy, mentally twisted by being asked to do terrible things, then abandoned by his government. From start to finish, the public took Dewey Canyon III at face value, not understanding that they were watching brilliant political theater.

Kerry, a Kennedy protege with white-hot political aspirations, ascended center stage as both a war hero and as an antiwar hero throwing away his combat decorations. His speech, apparently off the cuff, was eloquent, impassioned. But years later, after his election to the Senate, Kerry’s medals turned up on the wall of his Capitol Hill office. When a reporter noticed them, Kerry admitted that the medals he had thrown that day were not his. And Kerry’s emotional, from-the-heart speech had been carefully crafted by a speechwriter for Robert Kennedy named Adam Walinsky, who also tutored him on how to present it.

TV reporters totally ignored another Vietnam veteran, Melville L. Stephens, a former aide to Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, chief of Naval Operations, who that same day urged the Senate not to abandon America’s allies in South Vietnam. “Peace for us must not come at the cost of their lives,” Stephens said in a speech he wrote himself.

Others supposedly Vietnam Vets were with Kerry during this peace march. Alfred H. Hubbard entered the Air Force in October 1952…..There is no record of any service in Vietnam …Michael Harbert, also had problems with their credibility…His only overseas service was in Taiwan from November 28, 1967, to April 9, 1968.

Veteran Chuck Onan, for example, claimed he had attended parachute, frogman, and jungle survival schools and had received special training in torture techniques, such as stripping women prisoners, spreading their legs, and driving pointed sticks into their vaginas. Onan became a member of an LRRP (Long Range Recon Patrol) unit but deserted before he was sent to Vietnam, fleeing to Sweden so he did not have to kill. “They just went too far,” Onan said. He (actually) worked as a stock room clerk at a Marine base in Beaufort, S.C Lawyer and activist Mark Lane was one of the organizers of Winter Soldier.

Lane quoted one man’s contention that a female Communist sympathizer was interrogated, tortured, and then raped by every soldier in his battalion. “Lane does not explain that in Vietnam an American battalion runs anywhere from one thousand to twelve hundred men.” I can remember seeing the TV shots of these people marching and thinking ‘what a mob of hippy freaks.’ How could they have been soldiers? Lie after lie – just like the anti-war mob here in Australia. Keep telling lies and fools will believe. Considering Kerry for President is the same as putting Jim Cairns forward for PM. Info on Kerry is coming thick and fast and people are starting to notice. Read more>>

Kerry: Truth will out

The more I read about this turkey the more I don’t like him. Not welcome at any Vietnam Veterans reunion that I would attend he would also be a poor contender for chairman of the local PTA with adultry hanging over his head. Besides being accused of adultry we now find in todays Frontpage his wife is a major contributor to radical left-wing causes. This article cannot be dismissed with a ‘right-wing biased bullshit’ statement. The question needs to be asked – does she contibute to these causes and if she does, do the US want her as their First Lady? I should think not. Frontpage also has an article on Kerry’s post-Vietnam service. It’s on public record that he denigrated the US military when he joined the Vietnam Vets against the War.
Mr. Kerry opened by stating “war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, [are] not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command.” According to tales related by Mr. Kerry, Americans had “raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam.” As to what endangered America, Mr. Kerry stated “the crimes threaten it, not Reds.”
The barking-mad Left will say but that did happen-we’ve read about it. Well I was actually in Vietnam and whereas one can always say these things do happen in a war zone there is no way they can be defined as ‘policy’, or the rule, or everyday occurrances. Isolated instances are what the left use to make a rule. If there was one Kelly at My Lai then by extension there were thousands. This is simply untrue. All of this is public and still he garners votes. What are you doing, America?

Super Deal

Latham calls it and Howard looks and agrees. Some will call it a flip-flop but they’re wrong. Howard never said No. He said I’ll look at it. If Super isn’t on the agenda next week then Howard and the country have won and Latham will be wondering how it all happened. Still that’s what Oppositions should be all about – force the issue…change for the better. flags it well. PM smothers super grenade

One for Vietnam Vets

Kerry wins big in Maine caucus and questions Bush’s Vietnam Service.
Mr. Kerry took the opportunity to highlight his background as a decorated Vietnam veteran and questioned whether President Bush had fulfilled his Vietnam-era commitment to the National Guard. Mr. Kerry insisted that he was not making a political issue of Mr. Bush’s Vietnam-era service, saying he had no trouble with the “many people” such as Mr. Bush who served in the Guard to reduce the odds of seeing combat in Vietnam.
Kerry VVAW.jpg True, Bush didn’t serve in Vietnam but then he didn’t serve for both sides either. Pic from fellow Vietnam Vet Peter Munro. Update: For more info go to the Vietnam Vets against John Kerry website

US, Australia sign trade pact

The most interesting aspect of the trade deal will be the medias interpretation. Already different commentators are taking different approaches. Latham says it’s bad and rushed so both Howard and Bush can get political mileage. Well he would say that wouldn’t he? With both the US and Australian elections some months away I just can’t see that as relevant. Negotiations have been going on for some time already. puts a negative spin on the deal quoting Latham in both articles The Age reports it as it is and lists benefits to the US and Australia. I tend to think a trade deal is better than no trade deal and there seems to be plenty of advantage to both parties. Vaille and his team have worked hard and the fact that most goods will enter the US duty free can only help. The Left wing and Howard haters will scream and push sugar and the yet to be announced variation to the Pharmaceuticals Benefits Scheme down our throats for some time yet but most will see the benefits.

Offensive Art

In Melbourne comes a story depicting the level of debate the Howard haters love. A PAINTING mocking the relationship between Prime Minister John Howard and American President George W Bush has been labelled offensive by the Victorian Liberal opposition. Aboriginal artist Gordon Hookey’s Sacred nation, sacred nation, indoctrination, theme is on display at the Ian Potter Gallery in Federation Square
The painting includes a line that states: “John Howard and Australia are so far up George Dubbah Yah Bush and the USA’s arse that we’re in the s—. We’re kept in the dark and it stinks.”
How indescribably tasteless. He might think he’s clever but the majority of Australians will think he’s fouling his own nest . You are in the dark, old son, and you stink. Bill Leak’s cartoon yesterday that depicted thre Ostriches, two with UK and US flags adorning their feathers have their head in the sand while the third, with the Aussie flag, has it’s head up the US birds fundamental orifice. You are so clever, Bill but the only people who would have laughed are the grade three boys my son teaches at Yepoon. Oh, Ok some lefties would have laughed as well but their sense of humour is based on grade three anyway. Grade three humour, Grade three art. Upgrade: Reader James Riley has come up with more info on Hocking and his Grade three scribbles and daubles here and herethat links to the offensive painting, “Fuck’n Our Land. Should you wish to send the gallery an email complaining of this gutter art then click here Yobbo also picked up on event.

No Comrade of ours

John Kerry, Presidential hopeful and Vietnam war hero is not all he seems. Hopeful, yes and by all accounts a war hero but some of the gilt associated with heroism has been tarnished. In an article by Rick Ericson he points to Kerry’s post vietnam slandering of US troops still embroiled in the war. Rick cuts straight to the chase with this.
Of all the reasons why John F. Kerry will not become President of the United States, the biggest reason has to be that, once he returned home from Vietnam, he betrayed his fellow servicemen who remained at war. Kerry not only allied with the likes of Hanoi Jane Fonda, but, before the United States Senate in 1971, Kerry went as far as to belittle the bravery of embattled troops by generalizing their every action in Vietnam as an atrocity.
kerry Readers should know by now my stand on Vietnam but to repeat; agree or disagree with the war but leave the soldier out of it and under no circumstances is consorting with the enemy acceptable. Go read and consider: Do we really want this man with his left wing baggage leading the US and the free world? Heads up from Wallace at Big Gold Dog.

Free Circuses

Mark Latham has a ‘free book’ plan to help kids improve. The fact that the problem is the parents and not the kids seems to slip through the net. The Herald Sun has the story
“Most would agree that kids spend too much time with computer games and TV,” he said. “If we can get them reading and doing more exercise it will give them a more balanced lifestyle.
When my kids were at school there was no TV during the week AT ALL. That didn’t happen because some loopy MP gave them free books, it happened because I said so and therein lies the rub. It’s the parents, stupid. If most would agree that kids spend too much time with computer games and TV then it’s the parents who need counselling, not free books for kids. No parental discipline and the free books will be lost uner the TV Times on the coffee table. Parents who don’t read to their kids don’t do so because they’re stupid and don’t understand education and its benefits. The same people think homework is an invasion of their leisure time and take-away is healthy and for these reasons they are most probably already voting for the ALP so what’s Mark Lathams point. Free books for kids? He hasn’t heard of school and public libraries chock-a-block full of free books? Mark’s point is this; Look at me, I read to my kids. Look at me, I plan to give free books to people so they can read to their kids. People who read to their kids are are responsible parents and people who give them books to help them be responsible are very responsible. Ergo, I am very responsible – vote for me. It’s not the wherewithal Mark, it’s the motivation. Work on the parents. Encourage them to go the local libraries where they can access free books for thier kids that won’t cost the country another 80 million dollars. Update: One of my progeny states I turned soft later and the younger kids could watch TV for an hour after school but not after dinner. Another tells me the rule only worked when I was home which explains the flurried activity as I drove into the driveway. At least I tried.


In another life I was a recruiting Sergeant and on one notable day lectured to Year 12 kids at two Hornsby High Schools. The first lecture was at a St Leo’s College where the boys, all well dressed and well mannered, listened politely, asked discerning questions and the School Captain thanked me for my time and my service (I was in uniform). After lunch I entered the hall at the Hornsby High School to be met with pro-communist propaganda on the walls and a group of young people that could only be described as a noisy rabble. Vitriolic abuse flowed freely and the teacher in charge could only smirk. I requested she take some control but she couldn’t or wouldn’t see my point. I left without another word. Life, and love, gave me five children and I’m sure you wouldn’t be surprised as to what type of schools my children attended. I’m not Cathiloc but they all went to Catholic schools; not that all State Schools are like Hornsby was, but because they could be. A heavily Union or left wing orientated Principal could negate all that is good about the state school system. All of my children went on to teriary education and two, both men, teach. One in a private school and the other public. Don’t try and tell me it’s different – it isn’t. The responsibility of teaching young people is heavy and the all to often situation of teachers putting their point of view as fact to young impressionable minds is an abrogation of this responsibility and should be cause for censure. And no! I am not suggesting all state schools have this problem. They don’t, but while the left wing is in the ascendency in the tertiary institutions it will surface all too regularly. I don’t want my right wing views espoused as fact either. Kids need to be taught that there are different views on how things should be and given a good impartial education should be able to make up their own minds when they mature. Howard is right, there is a problem and the biggest aspect of that problem is the left wing refusing to see it. Like the ABC, proof that there is bias is emphasised by the fact that the left wing never complain about bias – it’s biased their way. While we’re discussing education can we bury this red herring that suggests Federal Government funding suggests some social engineering project on the Government’s part. The fact that the Feds allocate more funding to Private schools than State is a part of their charter. The States have the responsibility of funding their own schools. The Government helps State and ensures private schools have some funding as they do eduacate over 30% of our kids. Don’t be alarmed though, the Australian public knows all this and will says so come the election.
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