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~attributed to Lord Northcliffe
By Beppie on August 9, 2010
This has been a pretty damn depressing election campaign for all of us, I think. It’s been filled with bigotry and gossip about ALP internal politics, and there’s been very little analysis of policy or what either major party is really offering to voters. But today, at least, I saw something that made me happy. […]
By tigtog on August 5, 2010
Unless one has made some detailed study of the field of rhetoric, and the use and misuse of logical fallacies therein, one is almost certainly not using the phrase “begs/begging the question” correctly. Yes, world – UR DOIN IT RONG.
By Mindy on August 4, 2010
Jacinta Tynan is asking. Before I unpack this article, I just want to say that I’m very happy that Jacinta is enjoying being a Mum. That is fantastic. However, she is only one woman and her experiences do not reflect those of every woman. Sometimes motherhood really is that hard. I think there may be a […]
By tigtog on August 1, 2010
Our Prime Minister announces the protection of the Malabar headlands in Sydney as a National Park, World Heritage listing of Australian historical sites, and the introduction of MySuper from 2013 – and all you can ask about is Liberal talking points regarding Downer, Rudd and leaks? Shame on you.
By tigtog on July 30, 2010
I’m sick to the back teeth of the MSM coverage of this campaign descending into trivial gossip about Labor rifts and rivalries.
I want to know what bloody Abbott is up to, and highlight just how awful its implications (no doubt) will be.
By Mindy on July 28, 2010
If you haven’t seen the Old Spice ad that this is parodying spend some time here. Then watch this.
By Mindy on July 27, 2010
Warning: the image in the linked article may be triggering for some readers. Stickers you can put on your luggage to make it easily identifiable? Good idea. Silly stickers like blocks of cocaine or dildos? Juvenile and likely to have Customs paying you more attention than you’d really want, but if you are silly enough […]
By tigtog on July 23, 2010
despite how many people were highly perturbed and critical of the way in which Whitlam lost office as PM, the voters overwhelming preferenced Whitlam’s ouster, Fraser, at the subsequent election.
By blue milk on July 18, 2010
Image credit: PM Julia Gillard and Treasurer Wayne Swan holding some babies. You know when you pick up someone’s baby you have that pleasedon’tcrypleasedon’tcry chant running through your head? I don’t feel it quite so much now that I have babies of my own and I’ve had the opportunity instead to demoralise others with my […]
By Mindy on July 2, 2010
Sometimes a picture doesn’t need a thousand words.
By Mindy on June 29, 2010
Bettina Ardnt is trying to whip up a panic about our unmarried but partnered Prime Minister moving into the Lodge, after being elected, with her bloke. It could be a bad role model for young women she says. I say, complete crap, give people more credit than that. Women aren’t going to rush into defacto relationships just […]
By tigtog on June 25, 2010
Just ask Malcolm Turnbull and Brendan Nelson about the faceless figures crunching numbers in the Liberal Party, and what about those faceless character assassins who run our major media outlets?