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Forget Good Government. It’s All About Winning

February 11, 2019 - 19:52 -- Admin

  Politics in Australia has descended into the pit of the abyss. Take note! The conservative forces in politics are about to unleash one massively negative campaign upon an unsuspecting Australian electorate. The Liberal/National Coalition, devoid of any remaining life-saving credentials, will be unrelenting in their efforts to demonise and defecate on the Opposition, all…

#30 Year Challenge

February 11, 2019 - 17:30 -- Admin

By 2353NM  There is a social media meme at the moment where two photos are posted side by side, one from 2009 the other from 2019. ‘Bonus points’ are apparently gained by ‘featuring’ a similar pose in both photos. As everything is apparently better with a hashtag, this latest fad is tagged as the #10yearchallenge.…

Unity and Exceptionalism: Trump’s State of Union Flurries

February 11, 2019 - 14:06 -- Admin

“Trump is hated by everyone,” comes one unnamed former official in an account to Vanity Fair, one supposedly sourced after the President’s State of the Union Address. Another claimed that all was wretched in the White House: “It’s total misery. People feel trapped.” Off record stuff, unnamed and, as ever, doing nothing to concern a…

Climate change is making an already bad situation catastrophic. It’s worsened by a Federal Coalition in denial.

February 10, 2019 - 23:34 -- Admin

    Photo: Helicopter battles bushfires in Tasmania’s Southwest wilderness. “Finished, it’s finished, nearly finished, it must be nearly finished Grain upon grain, one by one, and one day, suddenly, there’s a heap, a little heap, the impossible heap.” Samuel Beckett, Endgame.   Politicians fiddle as Tasmania burns. Freakishly new infernos blaze across 200,000 hectares;…

Sky News Commentator Argues For Primary School Text With Underage Sex And Drugs!

February 10, 2019 - 19:39 -- Admin

No, I’m serious. Not only that, the play was written by someone who had homosexual tendencies! Honestly, do these people have no shame? Ok, perhaps you’d better watch this if you don’t know what I’m talking about: Kevin Twitter Sky  If you haven’t seen it and can’t be bothered watching it, basically Kevin Donnelly tells…

Down the Rabbit Hole Again !

February 10, 2019 - 13:40 -- Admin

I wrote this back in December and it is worth repeating to keep in context the Bill that Kerryn Phelps will present to the parliament next week, the Migration Amendment (Urgent Medical Treatment) Bill 2018 : it has already passed the Senate : “Back in September 2014 a young man died in a Brisbane hospital…

The government’s constant negativity is draining and divisive

February 8, 2019 - 21:41 -- Admin

There have always been incidents of nepotism, rorting, broken promises, moral failures, poor decisions, and even straight out lies, in politics.  So why does it feel so bad now? In the past, despite the shortcomings of the government of the day and the failings of individuals in parliament, there was an overall feeling that progress…