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The Election just got Political.

August 30, 2010 by


 I stumbled upon a new and informative website today. It sums up the current political situation pretty well, and what a bizarre situation it is. Gillard stabbed Rudd in the back, Rudd stepped up and helped out his Lady Macbeth during the election, interim-mad-monk-Abbott pushed a relentless campaign, we discovered that there was Julia […]

Fielding needs his head unblocked

August 28, 2010 by


As this election debarcle continued, Fielding has gone public with cries of “block the Senate! Block the Senate” if god forbid the Labor Government manage to scrounge up a government and stay in power. It is unclear at this point (and don’t hold your breath that it will ever become apparent) what on earth Fielding […]

Polar Opposites and Hung Government

August 22, 2010 by


The mood was grim at Tony Abbott’s event in Sydney last night. Food and booze but little of the celebratory mayhem I’d been anticipating well, dreading (might as well be honest!) The room was filled with low chatter, urgent phone conversations to various ‘informants’ and eyes glued to a screen rolling out the tally. We […]

Elections: bring out the worst in us?

August 21, 2010 by


Walking down the streets of Newtown, Marrickville and through the city on my way to Tony Abbott’s event this evening, I’m surprised by how visible people are being with their anger, frustration and intolerance. It seems like our politicians have set a poor example. In the space of less than an hour, I have seen […]

Abbott’s sizzling election day campaign… Spillard, the Elephant and Sausages.

August 21, 2010 by


Abbott and his family toured all the marginal seats in Sydney this morning, with a grand 7am entrance at Queenscliff… complete in an apron, manning the tongs at a free sausage sizzle. There’s no denying the fear that’s coursing both the Liberals and the Labour party as we count down the hours to determining which […]

Silence on the Afghanistan war-front.

August 15, 2010 by


The 18th Australian soldier has died in Afghanistan this week. Gillard and Abbott are united in their declaration that his death should not distract from their commitment to maintain a presence in Afghanistan. How about the deaths of over 48 000 people that have also died in the duration of the war? I feel like […]

Loose-lipped Pollies

August 12, 2010 by


Politicians have always gotten away with pushing personal agendas and playing on the “hot issues” in the lead up to elections. But Wendy Francis went above and beyond even Abbott’s “no means no” slur when she made the unqualified claim that “children in homosexual relationships are subject to emotional abuse”. She continued to equate the […]