She wrote all about it, which means I don’t have to!
Via Possum at Pollytics, I have been made aware that Caroline Overington and other people who work for the Oz’s Media Diary think that problems with devastating cyclones and killer heatwaves have been given too much attention, presumably since not enough people have died from them.
“Generation Y losing ‘female’ skills” It must be a slow news day. Horror of horrors Generation Y women are losing the skills their mothers and grandmothers apparently took for granted. In case you didn’t know, all women of the baby boomer and older generations were goddesses of cooking, sewing, ironing and all other housework related things. Todays modern woman is… Read more →
Of course someone’s already created a nifty Davos/Davros graphic to match my pernicious brane’s wilful conflation. My faith in cyberspace is vindicated.
Who knew that advocating for single mothers to be NOT shamed and for their children to be adequately supported by society was tantamount to claiming that single motherhood was “the most advanced, liberating experience on the planet akin to putting a man on the moon”?
I really should listen to my good friend and work colleague who tells me not to watch Sunrise because it makes me angry. But as I was watching the tennis last night, that was the program on this morning when I flicked on the TV to see how long it had taken Nadal to defeat Cilic. It didn’t take long… Read more →
Because I’m pretty sure I’ve already won our game of bingo.
Yes, Andrew: a pdf labelled ‘Chapter 4′ is never ever going to be the “whole report” now, is it? So perhaps your pronouncement that “not once did it mention floods” was rather courageous (in the Sir Humphrey sense) on your part.
The Spin is strong in this one Luke. Ladies of Leisure, that is older women not participating in the workforce and not looking for paid employment, will be the ruin of us all apparently. CLOSE to a million more mature women could be working but choose not to participate in the labour force, the Productivity Commission has found, adding to… Read more →
Say what? Gervais got famous by making people uncomfortable at why they are laughing at his material, by deliberately crossing boundaries of “good taste”, and he also has a mean streak. This is not A Great Big Showbiz Secret.
A ‘blood libel’ is much more than just a ‘false accusation’, and there’s no way that the speech-writer couldn’t have known that.
Anna Bligh, the Queensland Premier seems to finally be living up to the potential she showed when she first became Premier. Her leadership during this flood crisis matches much of what I have heard from those who have worked for and with her during her time as Premier – that she is calm, intelligent, respectful, decent, personable, sensible and brave – but the reality of her style never previously translated to her broader public image. Some of the criticism of Bligh applies across the board to politicians generally, who these days seem to be over-prepared for public appearances to the point of coming across as robotic and false.
Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. Please leave your own interesting links in comments.
Check out this collection of pictures over at the hairpin.