Tuesday 15th of October 2019

Liberals endorse a racist for Townsville

Is Townsville a racist city? A lot of PR by the Chamber of Commerce and the City Council has been put out to say it isn't. The Liberals certainly think it is, backing Jessica Webber for the state seat of Townsville. Jessica, former president of the James Cook University student association was an active part of delegation of Young Liberals, who last year attended the National Union of Students meeting, and marched around chanting "We're racist, we're sexist, we're homophobic".

I struggle to see how this endorsed position fits into John Howard's statement of values which he claims is missing from Australia these days. Perhaps he needs to make sure his own house is in order first, before picking on public schools, and aboriginal communities.

at the risk......

 

....of repeating myself, are these the "Australian Values" we new citizens are supposed to embrace?

Pardon me while I chunder. 

 

You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation. ~~ Marian Wright Edelman

YouTube

I just found the viedo is actually on YouTube.

YouTubies!

Gus: YouTube is a good weapon in politics....

From the New York Times

The YouTube Election
By RYAN LIZZA
Published: August 20, 2006
AUGUST, usually the sleepiest month in politics, has suddenly become raucous, thanks in part to YouTube, the vast videosharing Web site.

Last week, Senator George Allen, the Virginia Republican, was caught on tape at a campaign event twice calling a college student of Indian descent a “macaca,” an obscure racial slur.
The student, working for the opposing campaign, taped the comments, and the video [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/weekinreview/20lizza.html?_r=1&oref=slogin|quickly appeared on YouTube], where it rocketed to the top of the site’s most-viewed list. It then bounced from the Web to the front page of The Washington Post to cable and network television news shows. Despite two public apologies by Senator Allen, and his aides’ quick explanations for how the strange word tumbled out, political analysts rushed to downgrade Mr. Allen’s stock as a leading contender for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. read more at the NYT...