Training

Since I have no shame I will descend to even greater depths of techno-wankery by turning an SMS conversation with my friend into a blog posting. Viva technology. As it happens, after dinner tonight, I spotted NSW transport minister Michael Costa coming out of Kinokuniya. He proceeded to stalk me through the shopping centre, but…

Not happy – update

It seems events have overtaken my ability to keep up. To summarise, last Thursday, in this article, Margo Kingston said: “The fundamentalist Zionist lobby controls politics and the media in the US and Australia.” Even people whose opinions I regularly find distasteful, such as Murdoch columnists Andrew Bolt and Janet Albrechtsen, stuck the boot into…

Not happy

“Jews–the new Nazis” Slogan spray painted on the footpath in City Rd, Darlington, outside Sydney University. I bought a copy of Margo Kingston’s Not Happy, John at the Parliament Shop at parliament house in Canberra. I thought, surely our democracy still works if a subversive book like this can be sold right under the PM’s…

Lies – update

Today the Government asked the Australian Electoral Commission to investigate if johnhowardlies.com has any connections to the Labor party. This would be the same AEC that did nothing about Tony Abbott’s Australians for Honest Politics fund, of course. Let’s see, according to AAP, “The conveners of johnhowardlies.com recently told AAP in an email that no-one…

Finally!

Someone has finally written a piece explaining why it’s important for people to spell and use grammar correctly — Lynne Truss, the author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Huzzah!

Lies

Would anyone be at all surprised to discover John Howard and his Government tell big fat porkies? Most likely not, but that hasn’t stopped the chaps at John Howard Lies.com from compiling a fairly comprehensive list of some of the PM and Government’s more blatant untruths. I’ve always wanted someone to compile a list like…

Save the planet

We know the Earth has a limited supply of fossil fuels. We also know, human nature being what it is, that we will never seriously start developing alternative energy sources with the same level of enthusiasm we currently have for fossil fuels until our supply of fossil fuels seriously starts to run short. Is it…

Johnny Backflip

The PM yesterday pledged the government’s commitment, if re-elected, to a fair and decent society. Isn’t that exactly what he’s been dismantling piece by piece since 1996? Why change direction now if it’s worked so well this far? On the other hand, if it’s always been his priority, why hasn’t he achieved anything towards it…