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The Rant #14: Spare Me Your Righteous Indignants!


Spare me all this righteous indignation, the holier than thou pontification, the feigned shock/horror because some idiots have had their disgusting SMS messages to one another revealed to the public and the mainstream media ‘tub thumpers’.  Who, in their usual … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #4: Poor Joe! Knocked Out, Overlooked, And Given Third Prize!


You’re a real contender for leadership of the Federal Liberal parliamentarians when Malcolm Turnbull gets shafted.  You are knocked out at the first ballot leaving Tony Abbott and Malcolm to fight it out.  Tony Abbott wins by one piddly little … 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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