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Go Ahead, Be Stupid – It's Your Democratic Right!

CHRIS UHLMANN: On a personal level, were you expecting to see some signs of a turnaround in the polls by now? TONY ABBOTT: I think it would be fair to say that you always tend to expect that good government

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Posted in Federal Elections, Howardia, levity

Guns Don't Kill People – Doctors Kill People!

According to a comment at Club Troppo, doctors are a bigger threat to community safety than guns. And, this being the internet, the commenter, Phil, had the links to prove it.

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Moral Panic Monday! II

If things get really desparate for the government this year, will they be tempted to take a leaf out of Utah Republicans’ book? “Utah County Republicans ended their convention on Saturday by debating Satan’s influence on illegal immigrants. (…) Don

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Posted in Apocalypse, Howardia, immigration, levity, religion

The real moral challenge of our century

John Howard says that he won’t sacrifice Australia’s great economy on the altar of climate change. Our Dear Leader is shining a torch towards a future where we can all be at ease. But, but, has he considered the most

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Posted in Howardia, levity, War

BB balance

It’s not only fascinating docos about Dolly that display the government’s creeping balance-isation of everything on tv. After the turkey slap stoushes of 2006, Big Brother 2007 is trimming its sails to the prevailing electoral winds. (Let’s not forget that

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Posted in culture, levity, media, politics

Tough but on What, Exactly?

Former Senator and aspirant to the title of Australia’s own Iron Lady, Bronwyn Bishop, seems to have adopted a new role model. It used to be Margaret Thatcher – now she’s looking to the US and the example of a

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Posted in government, levity, politics

Mr Burke's Acclaimed Cherry

We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of

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Posted in levity, Philosophy, politics

While You're Down There…

I’ve just been chatting with Zeppo Bakunin about the Stainless Steel Rat’s Weasel’s call for all Australians – even the agnostics and atheists, I assume – to get down on their knees and pray for rain “without any sense of

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Posted in Howardia, levity, politics, religion

Greenhouse Denialists Moderate Themselves in Supreme Court

With regards to the recent US Supreme Court decision describing carbon dioxide as a pollutant and requiring the EPA to again look into regulating it, it turns out that there is a fascinating side issue into what claims greenhouse denialists

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Posted in levity, politics, science

Dummy Spit of the Week

The teflon coated one was doing a fair job of hiding his disappointment on Thursday, after a few business organisations expressed complete disinterest in funding an advertising campaign for WorkChoices to counter the ACTU’s campaign against WorkChoices. There was barely

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Posted in Federal Elections, Howardia, levity

Will he emerge from the bushes?

There’s a bizarre editorial in the bizarre New York Sun which boosts Dick Cheney for a White House run. It was a fine idea then and it still is — not because the current field is particularly weak, but because

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Posted in elections, Film, TV, Video etc, levity, politics, USA

Öpik meets Irimia

All the recent mudslinging and crazed waving of arms that characterised federal politics before, as Tony Abbott admitted on Lateline tonight, the government decided to flick the switch away from vaudeville and try to restore its image as an, erm,

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Posted in levity, politics
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