Let Quadrant go down in flames.

It’s been an interesting week on Catallaxy files, a site where I spend too much of my time but where I get inspiration for many of my posts, this one being no exception. The Cat, as it is affectionately known to those who grace its pages, is Australia’s leading libertarian and centre-right blog which is run by RMIT economics lecturer, professor Sinclair Davidson.

The Cat is one of the very few Australian sites run by someone as prominent as Davidson that encourages robust discussion and forthright views on just about any topic. If your ideas or opinions are weak then they will be ruthlessly exposed by the many educated, experienced, and informed regulars. Which is what makes the place so invaluable. Shrinking violets do not stand the heat for very long.

And my word there has been a lot of heat over the last few days.

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Squat to live.

I love squatting. I love how it works every facet of my body; my core, my legs, my back and shoulders, everything. I hate squatting. I hate how much it hurts; the grit-your-teeth moment when you begin lowering that bar to the floor while knowing that you mustn’t skimp out and cheat by not getting low enough. I grimace at my own weakness when I do skimp out.

The squat is the most fundamental lifting exercise at the gym. It is that important. Not performing a squat at some point in your routine is like riding a 250cc bike; you’re wasting your time, and everyone else knows it even if you don’t.

For 30 years I was that guy riding the imaginary 250cc bike.

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ASIO boss Duncan Lewis is a #collaborator.

In Senate estimates this week, Senator Pauline Hanson asked the head of ASIO, Duncan Lewis, if the terrorist threat to Australia was being “brought in” via the refugee intake. His response to the question was as follows:

“I have absolutely no evidence to suggest there’s a connection between refugees and terrorism’’. He added there was ‘’no evidence’’ to suggest that children of refugees were more likely to become adherents of radical Islam.

Unfortunately Senator Hanson did not follow up her question with numerous examples that would have contradicted Lewis’s response. I have no idea what Hanson’s advisers are doing with their time but they certainly aren’t providing much guidance. Andrew Bolt has published a comprehensive list of possible examples that Hanson could have used. Bolt finishes with this statement:

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Hands up who likes hawt chicks and links!

A bit of a downer for me this week, what with Quadrant magazine, and more specifically Keith Windshuttle, rolling over and apologizing to the ABC. One more conservative icon bites the dust. But would did we expect; they’re academics, and academics are pretty shithouse at standing up to the left. Quadrant subscription cancelled. I’m not helping anyone who can’t help themselves. It’s not hard, just don’t ever apologize. Ever. Under any circumstances. To do so is an admission of guilt on the left’s terms, terms which are more often than not the height of lunacy. You don’t just admit your guilt; you give credibility to their agenda. Fuck that shit.

On to the links.

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