Democracy Will Burn

On this day, September 11, Muslims burn US and UK flags outside the US embassy in London: Other choice lines include ‘Queen and country go to hell!,’ ‘Burn, burn, USA!’ I think I agree with the loutish looking guy who appears near the end and tells them they are scum who should go back where they …

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Future Pie Makers

On 16th August the Sydney Morning Herald published a column by Paul Sheehan. Sheehan was writing about Gillard’s pork pies. He described her as a serial, brazen liar. At the end of the article, he talked about the problems that arise for any country when a substantial part of the population becomes addicted to government …

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Why Do People Keep Getting Annoyed With Me?

It was perfectly innocent. It was. I was in a shop in Kingscote (where my shop is, just by the way, on Dauncey St, opposite the cafe/newsagency) and the lady behind the counter asked me to sign a petition for state funds to build a skate park in town. I said no. Well, what I …

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The Rainbow Alliance

The Labor Greens alliance has independents Windsor and Oakeshott by the short and curlies. Or over a barrel if you prefer. They have been conned.  Their fond notion that they might have a respected voice in a new inclusive government or have some say in policy is drying up like a light dawn mist on a hot …

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Floods and Dams

On Kangaroo Island, we have just been through a record breakingly wet Winter. There have been floods on the mainland too, but water restrictions are still in place in capital cities. The excuse for not building new dams has been that it isn’t going to rain any more. But then why have state governments been subsidising the …

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I Will Thirstily Seem Forward

Spam to real comments runs at about 100 to 1. I check the spam about once a week just to check no genuine comments have been caught in error. Most spam messages are pretty dull. But this one was so amusingly desperate I thought it was worth sharing. The original had several links to a …

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