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Classic Miranda, 2011: “Even though he tried to hide, everyone saw Windsor and his grinning, bearded mate Oakeshott standing there last week, with Julia Gillard, Bob Brown, Christine Milne and Greg Combet , at the press conference announcing the carbon tax which the Prime Minister expressly promised during the election campaign she would never impose. And he’ll be hiding up the back of that sovereign sextet the next time they announce another of Brown’s pet policies – euthanasia, same-sex marriage and any number of wasteful crackpot green schemes that are anathema to conservatives.”

"SUPPORT for voluntary euthanasia is on the increase in Australia, with a new survey showing 85 per cent of the country is in favour of it."



"A Galaxy Research poll, released today by Australian Marriage Equality, found 76 per of Coalition voters back a conscience vote."

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/abbott-maintains-gay-marriage-opposition-20111205-1oes5.html#ixzz1my4DYTpy

"The breakthrough came after the Greens agreed yesterday to drop their demand for changes to the Medicare levy surcharge in return for a government undertaking to boost funding by $165 million over three years for dental services for those on low incomes."

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/greens-win-dental-care-boost-in-deal-on-health-insurance-changes-20120214-1t46s.html#ixzz1my4p7RbD

Classic Miranda, 2010: “People have even argued the conservative case for gay marriage, claiming it will strengthen the institution, and encourage gay monogamy. But in all the talk of “human rights”, no one has explained convincingly what gays will bring to marriage. How will they improve the institution? One of the consequences of remaking marriage to include gays is that it will be transformed from an institution centred around the wellbeing of children to one centred on the self-fulfillment of adults. Marriage will become just another lifestyle choice, rather than the bedrock institution of our Judeo-Christian society, providing the optimal chance for a child to thrive and to grow up free of abuse.”

"Los Angeles, CA — The Williams Institute, a research center on sexual orientation law and public policy at UCLA School of Law, has announced new findings from the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS), the longest-running study ever conducted on American lesbian families (now in its 24th year). In an article published today in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the 17-year-old daughters and sons of lesbian mothers were asked about sexual abuse, sexual orientation, and sexual behavior. The paper found that none of the 78 NLLFS adolescents reports having ever been physically or sexually abused by a parent or other caregiver. This contrasts with 26 percent of American adolescents who report parent or caregiver physical abuse and 8.3 percent who report sexual abuse."


Classic Miranda; 2010: PORTIA de Rossi’s refusal to be interviewed by men, while posing as the poster girl for equality and tolerance during a visit to Australia to promote her new book, was a spectacular own goal for the gay marriage movement. The “wife” of US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres told ABC radio she was, “a little bit disappointed” with Julia Gillard’s opposition to same-sex marriage proposals from the Greens, which preoccupied federal parliament last week. It is a matter of “equality for every citizen”, she said. Yet when de Rossi appeared on Sunrise she wouldn’t let David Koch interview her - only his co-host, Melissa Doyle. She also insisted on a female interviewer on the Hamish and Andy Show. De Rossi is entitled to the interviewer of her choice, provided those media organisations are willing to overlook such flagrant sexism. But she has blown her claims of tolerance and equality out the window.
"Radio network Austereo today confirmed it had tried to secure an interview with de Rossi by presenters Hamish and Andy this week, but was told the star’s preference was to speak to a female. Presenter Fifi Box conducted the interview yesterday instead. Austereo public relations manager Chelsea Kelly said the program was not advised of a blanket ban on men. "The word used yesterday to us was ‘preference’ - it was her preference to speak to a woman," Kelly said. "The reason we were given for that was because her book and the context of her book is about women’s issues and the pressures on women to be thin and it was just a better fit if the interviewer was a woman. "We didn’t have a problem with it. The boys [Hamish and Andy] were quite happy to let Fifi do the interview." In her book, de Rossi, the wife of US talkshow host Ellen de Generes, details her battle with an eating disorder and her struggle to come to terms with her homosexuality.”

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/de-rossi-accused-of-sexism-after-refusing-male-interview-20101118-17yct.html#ixzz1lZsvHxSR

But of all the candidates, Santorum most skilfully blends the old and new culture wars, values rhetoric with economic logic, arguing against “radical individualism” and declaring that only strong families can make strong economies.

“The family is the foundation of an effectively functioning civil society. Strong families are grounded in a code of conduct, morality, (and) values. This is not a place for government to be neutral.”

This is one of the Twitter accounts Miranda recommends you follow

This is one of the Twitter accounts Miranda recommends you follow