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Tag: politics

Bits and Bobs

Turmoil in the Middle East

Everything’s so messy in Lebanon that I can barely form an opinion either way, but there’s one particular, far less controversial, aspect which befuddles me. How do you spell Hezbollah?

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More of the Same

I saw Ted Baillieu, new leader of Victoria’s liberal party, on the ABC news today. Really impressive fellow. I’ve never seen such dedication to sounding so completely neutral.

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Is it safe to come out yet?

Having spent the last few years scaring the shit out of us all by predicting our imminent and painful deaths, the Murdoch papers were in a bit of a predicament when, despite Tom’s unending cynicism, something bordering on scary actually happened this week with the terror arrests.

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The Wizard of Oz

Sometimes, the name of a weblog post comes before you know what you’re going to write about. But this was easy.

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Sensational

Only the Herald Sun could take something which isn’t actually an issue — the existence of fee paying places in our premier state schools - and use it to peddle what seems to be some kind of racist agenda on their front page.

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Documentary Evidence

Damn that Michael Moore. He’s spoiled my innocence. I used to be able to watch documentaries and think I’d learned something.

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Al Qorby

Until now the main take home message for me from the whole Corby saga was that if you are going to be international drug smuggler, make sure you are a good looking Anglo female in your mid-to-late twenties since this seems to be sufficient proof of your innocence to the vast majority of Australians.

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Oh, What a wonderful world!

In more heartening news from around our planet…

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The Future

In the future, all the grapefruit weblogs will be combined into one, more frequently updated, weblog. Smaller posts may proliferate with interesting links.

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To Bad Rubbish

Woah! TV TV TV! Going to Perth was like a television overdrive. My poor little iPod is packed with episodes of That 70s Show and Stargate SG-1. And then I return to more new Alias episodes… And then Mum and Dad finally get me the complete Yes, Minister. To think that at one point I was downloading Smallville.

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Allah help us

Umm… Well, this is just a little bit embarrasing. I have spent the last 36 hours locked in emergency mettings of the executive committee of Efuwob (Earthlings for a Universe without Bush). We were anticipating there would be at least a couple months of legal battles before Dubya stole this election.

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Congratulations

Well done, America. Record voter turn out. You might get the hang of this democracy thing one of these days. You’re almost there. Just one, small issue.

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Not good

The vote is 197 to 133 in favour of Bush. Things are not looking good. I can console myself with the fact that most of the states for Bush are in the middle of the US. That was to be expected.

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Study

Ooooh yes, exam time. Studying hard. Yes indeed. Muchas studioso.

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To choose or not to choose.

Now that Lara Croft is telling people to vote there will be a decent turnout.

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I’m in Here.

Bloody hell. See what happens when I stop posting. I should have been using my influential blog status to stop everyone voting for Howard and counter Andrew’s curse.

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Fuck Indeed

Once again the Australian votes have demonstrated why we should do away with this old fashioned notion of democracy and just make me supreme leader of the universe.

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Fuck

Perhaps, if Mr Howard killed a puppy in front of the electorate, they’d sit up and take notice.

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In the Black

Oh yes. I’ve got positive money. No more of this negative money, or anti-money as I like to call it. Nasty stuff. So now, I’m earning interest and not paying bank fees.

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Paranoia and acronyms

Good to see we are all keeping this terrorism thing in perspective. Our wise leaders are taking the sensible steps of removing our freedoms…

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