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Lauredhel is an Australian woman and mother with a disability. She blogs about disability and accessibility, social and reproductive justice, gender, freedom from violence, the uses and misuses of language, medical science, otters, gardening, and cooking.

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  1. Paul W.
    Paul W. at |

    I don’t think Rudd’s much better – [link]

  2. Helen
    Helen at |

    Nick Possum in your city sent an email with the following:

    Nor should it be forgotten that this isn’t the first time Howard’s
    shock troops have used the fake pamphlet trick. At the last federal
    election, in the neighbouring seat of Greenway, a bogus ALP pamphlet
    targetting Labor candidate Ed Husic (a non-practicing Muslim) was
    distributed on the night before the election. It stated: “Ed Husic is a
    devout Muslim. Ed is working hard to get a better deal for Islam.” The
    similarity in technique and timing suggest that police should
    investigate whether the participants in the Lindsay scam were involved
    in the earlier crime.

    Interesting, maybe the police SHOULD check if there is a link.

  3. Beppie
    Beppie at |

    Paul W, that’s why I’ll be handing out how-to-votes for the Greens.

    Lauredhel, did you notice the way that Howard tried to play the “feminist” card– we shouldn’t assume that Kelly and K Chijoff knew about this because women aren’t under their husbands’ thumbs or something. But you know, if my partner and I both care strongly about something (and both couples clearly want the Libs to win), we tend to talk to each other about what we’re doing about it; usually I even tell him what I’m doing even when it’s not something we’re both into– not because I need his approval, but because we just have this habit of talking to each other about stuff. Or maybe Howard just thinks that feminism means that partners no longer talk to each other or something…

  4. Rebekka
    Rebekka at |

    Yes, especially considering they were claiming a few months ago that Rudd was responsible for the actions of Therese Rein in running her business, that line so isn’t washing from yesterday’s rodent.

  5. tigtog
    tigtog at |

    Rebekka, someone totally needs to do some sort of mashup with vocal from Howard set to Yesterday’s Hero.

    I’m starting to feel a little ill just vaguely visualising the Tracksuit Johnny choreography for the chorus.

  6. Mr Brown
    Mr Brown at |

    Hi, this is a manual trackback, sort of. I just wanted to say that I link to this post from my blog (check the link posted in the website field). I read about the scandal in Swedens biggest mewspaper this morning and found your blog trough a technorati search. We don’t get news from you guys very often and when we do it usually has something to do with John Howard. But we have too much of the racist crap up here in scandinavia and a huuge discussion about islam and islamism, and a far right party entering some local parlaments after last election. And of course the damn “Danish cartoons” and whatnot. So perhaps no wonder that they published the news about the liberal party’s “pranks”. Thanks for a good blog anyway.

  7. Mr Brown
    Mr Brown at |

    I’m glad to hear you found a swede to translate! I wish you all luck in the work of dethroning Howard and I wouldn’t mind reading in the news tomorrow that he sunk and was never agin heard of (until he publishes his memoirs of course).

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