Sociology

BushCospeak = Doublespeak

Salman Rushdie succinctly skewers deceptive abuse of language: BEYOND any shadow of a doubt, the ugliest phrase to enter the English language last year was “extraordinary rendition”. To those of us who love words, this phrase’s brutalisation of meaning is… Read More ›

We knew it was bad for you, see!?!

A sample of the headlines: Abortion increases stress: study Abortion increases mental health risk: study Abortion raises depression risk, say NZ researchers Abortion study backs pro-life debate Don’t you just love the way the MSM so baldly states its beat-up… Read More ›

Shame

I haven’t been able to marshal my thoughts especially coherently regarding the racially motivated riots in Cronulla. Without some beatup by the media and indiscriminate text message forwarding, this would have just been another gang-fight at Cronulla, not much different… Read More ›

Intelligent? Really?

Designing men and women by Adam Ferber at Fanatical Apathy. I think I’m one of many natural skeptics who came up with the idea of our universe as a long-forgotten school science experiment long before the Simpsons episode or reading… Read More ›

Let me guess…

…if Howard loses out on this bill (a joint Greens/Democrats initiative to lift the ideologically-imposed ban on RU486), it somehow magically won’t be as important a story in Bushco’s media as how Howard won on sending troops to Iraq.