Monthly Archives: February 2011

>On the QT: Best Performance in a Shouty Role

> I must apologise, but today I am not feeling the best and so there won’t be a post tonight (err other than this). Today there was lots of shouting from Abbott when he moved a censure motion against Gillard … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, Oscars, Question Time | 13 Comments

>Friday Night Relaxer–It’s Oscar Time

> On Monday our time, it’ll be time to get excited about what a bunch of mostly aging, mostly acting, and mostly conservative people think are the best films and performances of the last year. Yep, it’s time for the … Continue reading

Posted in Friday Night Relaxer, Oscars | 9 Comments

>On the QT: Abbott sings the song of angry men; Gillard’s the Master of the House

> Today was what you may call a fairly big day in Australian politics. Yes, today was the day Julia Gillard announced she was going to visit America next month… oh wait, now there was something else… what was it…? … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, Climate Change, Economy | 28 Comments

>On the QT: I’m gonna turn this car around

> Tonight I had a bit of a life and spent time with friends and thus I haven’t had time to write a full post on Question Time. But when I got home I had a quick squiz at the … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, Culture, Question Time | 18 Comments

>On the QT: The Aspirational Class

> The two most prominent players in Question Time today were Bill Shorten who was seen and heard, and Scott Morrison who was not seen or heard, but of which much was spoken. Wayne Swan is off overseas this week … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, Culture, Polls, Question Time | 14 Comments

>Saturday Afternoon Lounger

> Given I couldn’t think of anything for last night, here’s some pretty amazing clips that I’ve come across today. The first, via @caldron_ baidu, is this incredible trailer for the video game Dead Island. The game is about killing … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Games | 1 Comment

>Friday Night Relaxer – Relax!

> It was one of those days that was well…. “work”. One of those, “how many times will this document crash while I am working on it” days. One of those, “will spending 30 minutes in a check out line … Continue reading

Posted in Friday Night Relaxer, Memories | 15 Comments

>Two halves of the asylum seeker debate

> So we started the day with a cracker of a story by Lenore Taylor in the Sydney Morning Herald: THE opposition immigration spokesman, Scott Morrison, urged the shadow cabinet to capitalise on the electorate’s growing concerns about "Muslim immigration", … Continue reading

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>Morrison and Abbott stay down; Hockey joins them

>So today apparently Scott Morrison and Tony Abbott came out and apologised for the remarks they made yesterday. I know this because I read it in The Oz: Liberals seek to heal rift on boatpeople, as Morrison admits his comments … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, Culture, Journalism | 36 Comments

>Morrison goes for the gutter; Abbott is gutless; Hockey steps up

> The opening paragraph by Kirsty Needham says it all: SEVEN survivors of the Christmas Island boat tragedy will travel to Sydney today to bury family members. Among them, Madian El Ibrahimy will bury his eight-month-old daughter, Zahra and Hussein … Continue reading

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