Thursday, January 15, 2009


The Stump was not aware that the missing member of the Village People, Warren Snowden (pictured) had been appointed Australia's Defence Minister. Still in line with Labor Party Tradition another human waste vessel appointed five levels beyond its ability.

In a classic display of pandering to the loons at the expense of real Australians, Warren (I wish I was on a pink Cruise)Snowden attacked one of Australia's Submarine Commanders for making the obvious trueism possible. Any wonder Australia has trouble recruiting people into the defence force when they are forced to deal with idiots and professional trough snouters like Snowden and Eva Cox.

What was the so-called evil transgression commited in fron to the alter of Political Correctness? The Honourable Commander (as opposed to the dishonourable Snowden) when asked asked by a men's magazine if "female sailors all had to be hot and had to wear bikinis, would that help recruitment?".

Commander Phillips is quoted as replying: "It would certainly get the right demographic of young men in. I'm not sure how feasible it is."

Eeer Duh... Fit, intelligent young men would not be attracted by hot women in Bikinis, now perhaps that may apply to the young men Snowden grew up with but for the rest of us...get real!

The Commander went on to say it's not feasible because he well knows that Australian Women in the services would quite rightly tell the young men ..YOU WISH!!

Read for yourself..

Feminists angered by bikini suggestions
January 15, 2009, 6:13 am
Feminists are calling for action to be taken after an Australian Navy submarine commander suggested that women sailors in bikinis would help boost recruitment.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Commander Tom Phillips from the HMAS Farncomb was asked by a men's magazine if "female sailors all had to be hot and had to wear bikinis, would that help recruitment?".

Commander Phillips is quoted as replying: "It would certainly get the right demographic of young men in. I'm not sure how feasible it is."

Defence Minister Warren Snowden said the comments were "utterly unacceptable".

Chair of the Women's Lobby Australia, Eva Cox, said the comments reflected the "Navy's limited view of women as bodies rather than brains", the Telegraph reported.

The Stump suggests perhaps Eva Cox (nagh that's too easy) might be better squandering the taxpayers dollar with comments on things such as

Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric was quoted on Wednesday as saying it is permissible for 10-year-old girls to marry and those who think they're too young are doing the girls an injustice.

Sheik Abdul-Aziz Al Sheikh, the country's grand mufti, said during a lecture on Monday that those who say women should not marry before the age of 25 are following a "bad path," according to the pan-Arab Al-Hayat newspaper.

Al Sheikh's comments come at a time when Saudi human rights groups have been pushing the government to put an end to marriages involving the very young and to define a minimum age for marriage. In the past few months, Saudi newspapers have highlighted several cases in which young girls were married off to much older men or very young boys.

On Sunday, the government-run Human Rights Commission condemned marriages of minor girls, saying such marriages are an "inhumane violation" and rob children of their rights.

The commission's statement followed a ruling by a court in Oneiza in central Saudi Arabia last month that dismissed a divorce petition by the mother of an eight-year-old girl whose father married her off to a man in his 50s.

Newspaper reports said the court argued that the mother did not have the right to file such a case on behalf of her daughter and said that the petition should be filed by the girl when she reaches puberty.

Responding to a question about parents who force their underage daughters to marry, the mufti said: "We hear a lot about the marriage of underage girls in the media, and we should know that Islamic law has not brought injustice to women."

"For it to be said that it's not permitted to marry off girls who are 15 and younger is wrong," Al Sheikh was quoted as saying. "A female who is 10 or 12 is marriageable and those who think she's too young are wrong and are being unfair to her."

The mufti said a good upbringing will make a girl capable of carrying out her duties as a wife.

"Our mothers and before them our grandmothers married when they were barely 12," said Al Sheikh, according to Al-Hayat.

There are no statistics to show how many marriages involving children are performed in Saudi Arabia every year. And it's also not clear whether these unions are on the rise or whether people are hearing about them more now because of the prevalence of media outlets and easy access to the internet.

Activists say the girls are given away in return for hefty dowries or as a result of long-standing custom in which a father promises his infant daughters and sons to cousins out of a belief that marriage will protect them from illicit relationships.

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