Category Archives: US politics

Time to end Post-Truth Politics

The win by President Obama was a win for facts. For reality. For truth, if you will. Does this mean Obama only told the truth on the way back to the White House? Hell no. He’s a politician. But unlike … Continue reading

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2012 US Election: Obama and maths win

Today in a resounding win for maths, Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney. Before we get to the politics, the win was a win for the pollsters, and for those who created models based on their aggregated data. The big winner … Continue reading

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Drum Piece – PMs and presidents: in another leader’s shoes

My Drum piece which went up yesterday is a rather silly-season bit of hypothetical that wonders how the leaders of the US and Australia would have fared under the other’s system of Government. I’m having a couple weeks off writing … Continue reading

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Drum Piece – The GOP race has entered ‘The Tyson Zone’

My post today on The Drum is about the nuttiness of the Republican Party. Rather annoying for me is that as soon as I sent it off I realised I had forgotten to include mention of Herman Cain’s speech in … Continue reading

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>Obama Feeds the Trolls

> There is a well know saying among those who participate in online discussions – Don’t feed the trolls. The trolls are those areshats who go on blogs and twitter etc and sprout bullsh*t just to get those who hold … Continue reading

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>Stewart yet again shows how it is done.

> A quick (and yeah lazy) post tonight. I haven’t written too much about the Tucson massacre, but as ever when it comes to American politics, Jon Stewart pretty well says all you wished you had thought to say first. … Continue reading

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>Political flood damage

> So last night I was looking around the news’ sites when I saw on the front of news.com.au: Bob Brown: ‘Coal miners caused floods’ I was somewhat aghast that Brown would say such a thing and asked around to … Continue reading

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>Leadership is a wonderful thing to behold

> On Tuesday I commented that Anna Bligh had done a great job in her press conference in response to the Toowoomba floods when she stood strong as a leader should. Since then she has continued to impress everyone with … Continue reading

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>Twiddling thumbs time

> I’ve hit a bit of a dead spot in the blog – things are happening in my personal life that have got me thinking about things other than politics (nothing too serious, but geez selling a house is not … Continue reading

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>Unemployment goes down! Oh Misery…

> No sooner had today’s unemployment figures come out showing that unemployment was steady at 5.1% than there was talk in the media of interest rates rising. This is because all media types are grumble bums who just can’t cope … Continue reading

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