Beetroot the new Beatitudes

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Benito Horsolini

Jacinda Ardern has told the United Nations that freedom of speech online must be outlawed.
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Biden forgets deceased woman he was honouring is deceased

So of course, she was on his mind, she was on top of mind for the president. I don’t think it’s all that unusual to have someone top of mind especially when there are big events in her honor.”

WH Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre does the best she can
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That time Joe Biden accidentally said the terrorist part out loud

Comedically, the Ghost of Kiev was hard to beat but his reign is over. I give you Kremlin frogmen.

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You might be “far right” if…

The great Cassie of Sydney has an important definitional update for the world’s dictionaries.
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It should start by investigating itself

The Attorney-General has announced a quarter of a billion dollar barrel of pork for Labor lawyers.
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Questo

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Profiles in Courage

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ABC smears Giorgia Meloni but promotes far right hate symbol

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Open to Voice third chamber, LNP backs ICAC fourth chamber

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The Huli Wigmen of Papua New Guinea are still talking about it

I think its power has been that there are millions of women who have lived through sexist experiences, misogynistic experiences. And at 3am they’re going, ‘Oh, I wish I’d said that, I should have given it back to him, I shouldn’t have taken it.’ And it’s a speech that helps capture the frustrations of those moments.”

She kept silent among labour movement neanderthals for 20 years but is proud of smearing a good man as a woman hater
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The ABC on a woman with the same views as John F. Kennedy

Meloni promotes what she calls traditional Christian values. She opposes same-sex marriage and allowing same-sex couples to adopt children, prompting fears her rise to power will roll back gay rights.

“Yes to natural families, no to the LGBT lobby, yes to sexual identity, no to gender ideology, yes to the culture of life, no to the abyss of death,” she said in a speech in June to supporters of the Spanish rightist party Vox.

She has also backed calls for a zero-tolerance policy on illegal migration, wants European Union treaties to be renegotiated, and has promised to change the constitution to elect the Italian president by popular vote.

Critics say Meloni’s extreme views could return the country to the dark days of mid-20th century fascism.

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At least she isn’t pretending to be Churchill like everyone else

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“While we’ve made great progress, the virus is still with us”

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The Trials of Cardinal Zen

DON’T bother looking for a weekly editorial lionising Cardinal Joseph Zen or for a deluxe feature in Vogue. Don’t expect to see his episcopal motto (Ipsi cura est) trending on Twitter either. Unlike à la mode money-launderer, Volodymyr Zelensky – who spends his time in the rear with the Zoom gear – the 90 year-old retired Bishop of Hong Kong put his own little body on the line to oppose the Chinese Communist Party. On 11 May, he was arrested and charged with sedition for helping to run the now banned 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund – set up to defray the legal and other costs of those on trial for involvement in the 2019-20 Hong Kong protests. As political activist Alex Chow attests, there is no kindness the Cardinal hasn’t done for victims of Beijing’s violence. The old man once took a city bus to visit Chow in the maximum security Pik Uk prison where he spent an hour encouraging him. Not as newsworthy as Angelina Jolie jetting to Ukraine for a quick photo-op with a fellow actor but memorable for Chow. In 2014, the fearless priest led a walkathon for universal suffrage and said Mass for the martyrs of Tiananmen Square.

With the trial of Zen and his co-accused now underway, another arraignment – this one at the bar of history – begins. In a brutal Wall Street Journal indictment widely discussed last week, William McGurn condemned Pope Francis on Monday as a traitor remaining silent on Zen’s persecution to protect Rome’s secret accord with Beijing on church governance in the communist hellhole. One of several factors making the Cardinal’s situation extra fraught is that the Sino-Vatican agreement is due for renewal in October. A few other things have probably angered a Pope famous for grudges: Zen being a signatory to a 2020 appeal for the protection of the “inalienable rights of citizens and their fundamental freedoms” during the pandemic; backing the Tridentine Mass that Francis fears; and calling Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Cardinal Parolin a liar on China policy. “He says what he feels” despite “limitations,” Francis said of Zen’s prosecution to a reporter on the pontiff’s flight from Kazakhstan last week. For McGurn, this response was a sop with only one precedent in papal history: “All that was missing was a cock crowing in the background.”

That triteness aside, nonchalance is not cowardice – especially when it’s studied. Francis may be a villain but he isn’t necessarily the villain of the piece. For three reasons, discretion is warranted by those inclined to shove him into the Tiber. First, as a member of the WSJ editorial board, McGurn should know better than to make assumptions about a document that he hasn’t read. It isn’t a cock that’s missing; it’s a clue. We cannot be sure secrecy isn’t protecting Chinese concessions on the appointment of bishops and other ecclesiastical matters. Nor, if relevant here – as it probably is – should a pope casually risk the lives of hundreds or thousands of people to satisfy journalists. For good reason, the argument from the Netherlands remains influential. Second, be wary of Stand Up To China grandstanding. Not because the Chinese deserve a break but because baiting enemies has become a distraction contrived by neo-con psychopaths and disaster-prone governments in North America and Europe. Finally, Joseph Zen hasn’t blamed Pope Francis for anything, including the allegedly imprudent entente cordiale with China. He is a man.

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Newspaper in race row with guardians of funereal etiquette

As a matter of fact, he was a burglar and an addict. That’s part of his story. May he rest in peace.

“Culturally, it’s quite disrespectful to speak ill of our dead,” said Ronnie Gorrie. This you, Ronnie?
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Nice try, ABC, but Iranian women don’t need any help from you

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Nigel Nails It

DESCRIBED by her as the “controversial and outspoken conservative commentator” – just “Nigel Farage” would do – the Brexit hero and broadcaster who made MEP muppets seethe with truth-triggered rage has given The Australian’s Rosie Lewis an exclusive about the state and direction of the Liberal Party ahead of his speaking tour and CPAC booking in Sydney next week. Lewis rightly leads with the former UK Independence Party leader’s insistence that seats lost to the Teals at the May federal election should be written off. “Those electorates are gone. They’re not coming back to the Australian Liberal Party,” he says. Farage argues Scott Morrison lost by pandering to net zero loonies and lockdown thugs. The best way forward for Peter Dutton and the Coalition is to cultivate ambitious skilled and semi-skilled workers more interested in a secure future for themselves and their families than they are in grievances and identity-tripe. Opposition MPs should read Lewis’s article in full. Listening to the line-up at CPAC wouldn’t hurt either.

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