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Re: Australian Politics

Thu April 06, 2017 9:45 am

This piece on the failings of the Australian right is rather good:

ALT-WRONG: The Australian right is startling for its incoherence

(I post it here because I'm trying very hard not to discuss politics on Facebook.)

Re: Australian Politics

Thu April 06, 2017 1:08 pm

I miss John Howard

Re: Australian Politics

Thu April 06, 2017 1:20 pm

E.H. Ruddock wrote:I miss John Howard

I saw him at work a few months ago. The sight of him made me rage.

Re: Australian Politics

Thu April 06, 2017 1:43 pm

LetMeSleep wrote:
E.H. Ruddock wrote:I miss John Howard

I saw him at work a few months ago. The sight of him made me rage.

Ha. I met him when he was Prime Minister. So my mind does this weird jaded thing that if I meet someone famous/important and they shake my hand, it doesn't matter what their belief is, I feel like I'm supposed to like them. I'm glad I never met Hitler.

Re: Australian Politics

Tue November 14, 2017 6:56 pm

Best of luck to the yes campaign in the marriage equality campaign. Result is later tonight.

Weird weird weird way to hold a referendum but hopefully common sense prevails.

Can see it being a win for the No campaign but let’s see.

Re: Australian Politics

Wed November 15, 2017 1:01 am

61% Yes. I’m shocked it was that low. Now let’s see if it gets through parliament.

Quite the waste of money this whole thing.

Re: Australian Politics

Wed November 15, 2017 1:43 am

LetMeSleep wrote:61% Yes. I’m shocked it was that low. Now let’s see if it gets through parliament.

Quite the waste of money this whole thing.


It's probably a reasonable inference that the vast majority of the non-respondents are tacitly ok with SSM. That probably makes the difference between 61% of Yes based on mailed back responses to 75% of the total population, regardless of responding (with the extra % coming from people who would say "Yeah, ok, whatever (shrug)")

Re: Australian Politics

Mon November 20, 2017 3:39 am



Bob Katter is a national treasure of sorts.

Re: Australian Politics

Tue November 21, 2017 2:51 pm

Birds in Hell wrote:

Bob Katter is a national treasure of sorts.

This is the greatest interview ever. I have probably watched it a dozen times now.

Re: Australian Politics

Tue November 21, 2017 3:57 pm

Like he's reading both sides of dialog at a table read for a play where Ray Bolger discusses politics with Alan Ford

Re: Australian Politics

Thu February 08, 2018 9:16 am

Re: Australian Politics

Fri February 16, 2018 1:43 am

Barnaby, what the hell are you doing.

Re: Australian Politics

Fri February 16, 2018 2:26 am

Could be heading to the polls in no time.

Re: Australian Politics

Fri February 16, 2018 2:38 am

What a disgrace that man has proved himself to be.
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