Tag Archives: Julia Gillard

the deployment of loathing

It might just be me but has anyone else noticed that Rebekah Brooks’ hair gets redder and redder, even when it’s just file footage? I’ve been wondering about this. It feels symptomatic of something being not quite right about the … Continue reading

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watching the pallbearers

There is something of an ending coming upon the ALP. It is the end of a long conversation, a discourse that has become more about the value of the ongoingness of the conversation than anything really substantive. The long con … Continue reading

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meandering thoughts about elections

The state of play in Ohio remains of concern, though the jeep ad fiasco might well see Obama safe. It looks to me like Obama will win, Romney is spoken of in a very precise way: like the Joker in … Continue reading

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overreach

All morning I’ve been listening to the brouhaha coming out of Canberra about old boats, new boats, more boats, and border security. I have listened all sides of politics talking energetically about how important security is for Australia and how we … Continue reading

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a cigar too far

It would appear that the great Craig Thomson-Health Services Union scandal has finally come off the boil. As with so many scandals the salacious bit is really not the issue, having sex in brothels is not illegal and hardly unexpected. … Continue reading

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the faceless ones

You know something that really bugs me? The whole faceless men thing: part chic, part j’accuse. It comes from long ago. In 1963 the ALP held a special conference to figure out some policy regarding the US-Australia relationship (the US … Continue reading

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Team Swan

Fiddlesticks! I am so sick of the ALP. It looks increasingly like the NSW disease has now spread throughout the national body and today they look like they’re nothing but a series of mafia bosses cutting each other down. And … Continue reading

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