For the longest time, from the day Campbell Newman made it known he intended to not just run for State Government, but assume the leadership of the Qld LNP, I have stated that Bjelke-Petersen would once more stalk this state. An online friend of mine, Peter Strempel – a man of far greater intellect than my own and an ability to exercise that intellect in literary form, has penned an essay which covers every thought & opinion I hold, but in a much more lucid manner. I commend to you, dear reader, that essay. CLICK HERE, and read through to the […]
It started not long after the September 7 election, and Australia’s descent into mediocrity.
I haven’t written much in this tome since the September federal election, primarily because I couldn’t see myself embracing this radical conservative government as anything of an issue before the Parliament actually resumed. That, and the fact that I was/am too depressed for my country at what it and our society will be subject to over the next 3 years. That must change.
I used to think the Lowy Institute was a forward thinking collective. Clearly not, if the best they can muster to deliver their annual lecture series is Rupert Murdoch.
So, the Australian Labor Party leader election process – the so-called democratised election process – has been & gone. Like all forms of democracy this one seems to be just like all the others in that it’s mythical, visits irregularly in this case, but always delivers a less than desirable outcome. I thought, based on the level of hype, advertising, propaganda, marketing material from the Shorten camp, that he’d get up. His cause was being pushed extremely hard and must have cost an absolute motza to support. Clearly, the right wing of the party – Shorten’s union collaborators – were pumping […]
… like three Nembutal and a jolt of really top notch Vodka on the way out life’s front door.
Yes, it’s been a little while.
Ladies & gents, girls & boys, it’s time once again to poke fun at the conservative drones who think they have some sort of presence on Twitter.
This morning on Radio National Breakfast I heard yet another example of the moribund state of Federalism, co-operative or otherwise, within our democracy.