Femmostroppo Reader – May 18, 2010

Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.

  • Abbott’s not a risk to anyone but the Liberals
  • – “It’s perhaps understandable that when Labor might be wondering what abandoning all their principles under Rudd is actually getting them, that the temptation to buff themselves up by attacking Abbott as too right wing, rather than, say, too incoherent, should be too powerful to pass up. Gillard whipping out her Workchoices press release within a minute of Abbott winding up his Budget Reply is all too predictable. The trouble is that in their rush to portray Abbott as right wing they keep on missing the traps Abbott is getting himself in. The result is that despite Labor picking politically useful fights, it struggles to take advantage.”

  • An Honest Man in Seventhirtyreportland
  • – “Obviously Tony Abbott’s complete meltdown on The 7.30 Report last night – and to think, just last week they were making a huge deal out of Kevin Rudd just getting a little snippy with Kerry – is something that should be repeatedly played to anyone who is considering voting Liberal this year. Tony didn’t just misspeak. He repeated his declaration that some things he says shouldn’t be taken seriously – and we’re not talking about jokes, we’re talking about specific policy promises – even after Kerry O’Brien highlighted to him precisely what he was telling the electorate.

    It’s a video all Australian voters should watch. Particularly if they’re thinking of making this bloke Prime Minister.”

  • Pathological anti-Islam
  • – “You’d think that that the anti-burqa crowd would cheer the victory of Lebanese born Rimah Fakih in the Miss USA contest. That pageant requires entrants to parade in swimsuits as well as evenings gowns. Fakih is a Muslim woman prepared to show rather more than her face. Good news, right?

    Well, not so much. Today, the wingnut blogs are abristle with outrage.”

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1 reply

  1. Have you seen this post over at The Curvature? It’s about an Australian case of rape being defended by the perpetrator’s immigrant status. It is rather absurd.

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