Sunday, 16 October 2011

Stone Brothers

Very funny movie.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Overseas Travel Assistance from the federal government

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Slugger Abbott's shot at landing a positive blow

‎"Abbott has been intent on both cultivating and surfing a psychology of disaffection in the community. If you keep viciously disputing the terms of the political discourse, then nothing is allowed to settle - like a chord progression that never resolves in harmony" - a fair description of Abbott's "power at any cost" mentality that has damaged good policy-making in Australia ...

Slugger Abbott's shot at landing a positive blow

Friday, 25 February 2011

Alan Jones "Interviews" Julia Gillard

This morning on Sydney's radio 2GB, veteran Liberal Spokesman, Alan Jones tried to conduct an interview with the Prime Minister. The only thing was, he was extremely rude and disrespectful to her and didn't want to let her answer his questions, which were more like accusations. He was extremely offended that the PM was late for her interview with the great man.

To be fair, Julia Gillard could diffuse the whole broken promise accusation by simply stating that given the hung parliament, the Government is entitled to make changes to the way it intends to implement the policy goals announced during the election. It was always envisaged that there would be a carbon price. Before the election, a carbon tax was ruled out. Now, being the leader of a minority government means that the PM needs to compromise and negotiate on some policies in order to achieve her policy objective, namely reduction of carbon in the atmosphere. 

Own the prima facie broken promise and move on.

by @Glebe2037

Here is Neil Mitchell's response to Jones' rant about punctuality.

Here's a link to the interview.

And here's a link to some comic relief. Jones rails against dust.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Breaking Bad = Bad Cars

Why are all the cars so ugly in Breaking Bad?

The US drama is about a high school science teacher with cancer who turns to drug manufacturing to shore up his family's finances before his eventual demise.

It's a great show, but the automotive casting director must have been looking for ugly. Living in Australia, I'm not familiar with a lot of American cars as only a few are actually sold here. Until Breaking Bad, my ugliest car experience was the Ssangyong Stavic from a few years ago. The cars in Breaking Bad make the Stavic look almost pretty.

Walt's Pontiac Aztek is truly hideous, especially in that beige.

The Winnebago was almost equally lacking in asthetic beauty, matched only by Walt's legs in the pic below.

Abbott's call for a people's revolt

It's hard to imagine a politician more determined to seize power by any means than Tony Abbott. Note that I confine these remarks to the Australian context only. There are plenty of others around the world who are a tad more desperate, Muamar Gaddhafi for one.

Now that it's ever more unlikely that the Independents would switch their support from Labor to the Coalition, Tony Abbott has called on popular revolt against the carbon tax to achieve his aim of becoming the Prime Minister.

I assume that the usual Liberal Party supporters in the media will join the chorus and pretty soon, every bogan from Blacktown to Broadmeadows will all of a sudden become climate experts declaring climate change to be crap.

Poor fella my country.