Monday, November 26, 2007

The second somebody dies, someone else is born

Three words..


Forever to be etched into the minds of all folk with a sense of moral justice as representing a great moment, not just in politics, but in general.

Like the children, karma was not thrown overboard. It lives.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Got Allies?


Bush Ally Defeated in Australia.

Defeated comprehensively, for a whole heap of reasons. That's the lot of a leader with a divisive approach like Howard's.

I'm apprehensive about Rudd, but am confident he will apply a much more cerebral style to governing the country and won't be keen to grab the dog whistle like Howard was. Still, I'm doing a happy dance.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Gettin' off the bus!

Iraqi footballers vanish, seek asylum:

"This will affect the morale of the other players because we need them badly for the next match," he said. "They could have left after they had done their duty in the next match. This shows disloyalty to their country."

Gotta love sport-o's. Country in a war torn state due to invasion and occupation for last 5 years..? Not an issue big enough to justify leaving your team prior to a crucial Olympic qualifier. C'mon!

Can't blame 'em, the Central Coast of NSW is a nice spot. An out of control 21st requiring the cops to shut 'em down or fire crackers in letter boxes are probably the worse things that could go down in that neck of the woods over the next few months.

Unlike home.

Welcome to the team fellas. Pray for a Labor win and the benevolence of a fresh victory.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

F*ckin' Funny. C*nts!

Roy Edroso:

Now the bloom is a little off the rose. Iraq's a looted shell, Arabia is not yet the 51st state, and the citizens are asking for health care. The mad mostly remain mad, but they're trying -- more modestly, of necessity -- to shift the grounds of debate. A more muscular occupation replaces dreams of Iraqi democracy, Iran offers new hope of revivifying bloodshed, and the next crop of Republicans promise not to embroil themselves in scandals and patronage.

When we laughed at them before, they were roaring so loudly they couldn't hear us. Now they can't help but notice. And they want us to stop. After all, we're only hurting ourselves! I may indeed bust a gut, but that's a chance I'm willing to take.

Yes, poor little dears. After spending the majority of their time and energy writing screeds either ripping apart the institutions and principles which could potentially bring some relief to the downtrodden, or baying for the murder and destruction of all out war, they get ridiculed by the no goodniks. They suffer so for their cause.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Hammer, Nail, Coffin...

RBA lifts interest rates.

And the obligatory hospital pass to the next mob:

"Unless there are clear signs that the economy is reacting to this latest rise then we're probably looking at another one early 2008.''

Yeah, nice work better economic managers. There's no way Howard is suggesting he and Costello are the superior team on 'economic management'. There's no way he'd being doing those ones. Oh, wait...

"I'm quite happy to say ... what I indicated in the last election campaign was that I believed that our policies would keep interest rates lower than Labor policies.

"That is still my view."


Saturday, November 03, 2007

Kiss of life


Happy to be home, getting plenty of attention, hope they continue to receive the support they need

Soldiers Return, but for Families, Iraq Battlefields Are Not Far Off:

Experts on military culture say that despite the workshops and briefings the Army offers to ease the transition, longer tours pose special challenges for families, both in terms of the reintegration home and the potential for psychological trauma on the soldiers’ part.