Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ah So Desu Ka* #2: The Thomson Debacle – Credulity Suspended!


Craig Thomson, Tony Abbott, Christopher Pyne, Kathy Jackson, Michael Lawler, Michael Williamson, allegation after allegation, media beat-up after media beat-up.  It goes on, and on, and on.  Watching, listening, you hear it all, the allegations, the refutations, the breathless excitement … Continue reading

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Food For Thought #10: Mutual Incompatability – The Wealthy And Social Equity.


There is more and more coverage these days of things psychological and how our behaviour and reactions are ultimately governed by our genetic makeup.  You’re not that free wheeling, free thinking little entity that you think you are!  Oh no! … Continue reading

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Food For Thought #9: It’s Confirmed! – Australian’s Are A Bunch of Hanrahan’s*


* The term ‘Hanrahan’ devolves from an Australian poem ‘Said Hanrahan’ by John O’Brien and is descriptive of someone who always sees the downside of a circumstance, never the good, forever seeing only doom and gloom.  The view is aptly … Continue reading

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En Passant #4: Australian Politicians – ‘And, Who Knows, Perhaps The Horse May Sing’


When I think about Australian politicians and politics, in the acute depression that follows, I’m reminded of a story about extreme optimism in the face of overwhelming futility.  It goes something like this. Way back when, in some Mediterranean country, … Continue reading

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