Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Make a real argument

Monday, 22 September, 2014

The newspapers just love publishing stories about prostitution, because they know it sells. Amanda Goff aka Samantha X has been giving them plenty of fuel. Of course these stories all have comments left open, and it’s only a matter of time before a certain argument comes up in one form or another. Here’s an example […]

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War on Everything

Monday, 12 September, 2011

The apparent incompetence of Victorian state governments never ceases to amaze me. The steady war on public transport is a great example. Ted & Co. have now decided that it’s a good idea to drop the Metcard, and also drop the rollout of single-use Myki tickets. Lolwut? You’re trying to tell me that the only way I […]

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Encouraging Violence

Tuesday, 22 March, 2011

There have been a number of self-styled “experts” in the media claiming that distributing the video of Casey Heynes delivering a smackdown on Richard Gale encourages violence. I’ll tell you who’s encouraging violence: everyone who’s said in public that Casey’s suplex slam was unjustified. You’re telling bullies, “Go on, pick on the fat kids; they […]

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Brumby

Thursday, 1 July, 2010

I sincerely believe John Brumby is an idiot. How is increasing the number of lanes on the freeway supposed to help people get to Tullamarine airport? Cars trying to exit bank up hundreds of metres onto the freeway in the morning already — regularly flying to work in Sydney has made me acutely aware of […]

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I’m cheering

Wednesday, 8 April, 2009

I’m really glad Nick D’Arcy has been dumped by Swimming Australia. Athletes should be held to a high standard of behaviour, being in the public eye as they are. Other sporting bodies should take note. What I’m not impressed by are the idiotic media statements made by D’Arcy’s supporters. Here’s a sample of what his […]

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F*#@ing hell I’m angry

Saturday, 12 January, 2008

OK, my pregnant wife was walking round the local park for exercise, when this African kid on a bicycle yells at her, “This is, my park, not yours!” She says, “Excuse me, the park belongs to everyone.” They abuse her some more and she says, “I’m calling the cops,” and does. They get scared and […]

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Good Riddance

Wednesday, 18 July, 2007

Well, it looks like Ford is going to stop making engines in Geelong in favour of importing cleaner engines from other Ford subsidiaries. In all honesty, I’m not sad to see them go. If they can’t take the heat, they can get out. I do feel for the six hundred workers who will lose their […]

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Man in the Mirror

Monday, 16 April, 2007

So Imus has been sacked by CBS for referring to some women of African descent as “nappy-headed hos” on air. Now I’m not a fan of shock jocks, and I don’t make a habit of listening to them, but this strikes me as ridiculous. Hello! What’s a shock jock suppose to do? Say things that […]

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Irony

Monday, 23 January, 2006

Current affairs programmes on TV are so hypocritical. I saw an advertisement for Today Tonight on Seven that made me laugh. They had a big spiel about their upcoming feature on Australian companies selling out to England, Korea, China and the USA, asking the viewer, “Can we afford to keep it up?” Then they finish […]

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