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She Won’t Stand For It

Filed under Down Under by Throsby
History, unless delivered in a good yarn, tends to bore most kids. As does, its detractors claim, the Australian national anthem: Advance Australia Fair. So here’s a good yarn to wake them up. Entwined with Australian colonial history and evolving…

Trojan’s Cusp

Filed under Anthropic, feature by Ewen Shearer
When Enterprise is Predator Insane forces erode jungles, stifle atmosphere, sterilize oceans, and greedily combat the species-potpourris nurturing them. Worming through neo-classical economics, seducing state and nation to plunder in consumptive frenzy the entire estate of this evanid ecosphere, lunacy…

I Love a Sunburnt Cliché

Filed under Down Under by Throsby
Throsby’s Rule: If a politician hasn’t earned a nickname in his first term, he can’t be trusted. “Fake Farmer” doesn’t cut it. They all are, the Nats. Real farmers don’t have time for grandstanding in parliament or baby kissing. Real…

The Haircut That Ate Kew Trinity Grammar

Filed under Australiana, feature by Ewen Shearer
Oh, down at the catching pen an old shearer stands, Grasping his shears in his long bony hands Click goes his shears; click, click, click. Wide are the blows, and his hand is moving quick    ~ 1891 lyrics A…

Fake the 1969 Moon Landing?

Filed under Australiana, feature by Ewen Shearer
An old friend reflected on his experience during the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. He was employed by Australia’s Postmaster-General’s department (PMG)  – you know it today as the privatised gouging entity, Telstra. In those days the PMG was run…

SA Election Softens Energy Erections

Throsby has a theory on elections and coin tosses. Experts on chance proffer the counter-intuitive fact ...
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A Flash Bit of Kit

Noely @YaThinkN has knickers rightly in a knot after a tsunami of Bondi wave proportions beat down upon her tweeted ...
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Weatherboard Boarder Disboards in Disorder

Throsby can admit but awe and humility at the leader of the National Party’s overwhelming command retail politics. ...
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A National Living Treasure

Artists, cartoonists in particular, are frequently criticised, or their work simply disliked, for an apparent childlike drawing style. ...
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Stoush me not

Australians might all have an opinion on a stoush between the government’s two most senior ministers – to wit, a ...
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2017–A Year Too Silly

Yet each seems sillier than the last. That’s odd. You would think we’d be getting more used to ...
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The Heart of Politics

In the strangest of dreams, Throsby welcomed to his neighbourhood an occupant of oriental origin. Her nocturnal avatar ...
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Ignoring Sam

To expats abroad, and abroad locally deplaned, Throsby delineates the dastardly dissemblance of Sam Dastyari. Intrepid headline hunters ought ...
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Stay Calm

Another exciting week in Australian federal politics. The 47th such, this year. Exciting for government opponents - like lion ...
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The Baker’s Dilemma

Australian politics digs down each day, infatuated by how deep is possible. Throsby likes to “have his cake and ...
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Don’t Tread on Our Inselberg

Exploring central Australia in 1873, William Gosse stubbed his toe on a half-buried gibber and cursed Sir Henry Ayers out ...
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Tweets from the Camel Toe

Not since Clampett’s tribe pitched camp by an up-market cement pond has this great nation of exceptionalism so derisively mocked, ...
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Down Under


Civilization ..

   defiles itself

Times past when warlords, priests and royalty hoarded luxury, life was a short grim struggle. Today most want for little yet still deny dignified survival to working poor, and ravage entire countries as collateral to our laissez faire fiesta.
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A Century of Imperialism

     ..hasn't dulled the urge

American foreign policy never a pretty sight, finesse of the mobile crane chase from Terminator 3. Export democracy? Cure worse than disease. double arrow Read more ..


~ its own reward

And what's going on in Land of the Free, Home of the Brave? As 40% of kids fail graduation the Iraqistan wars suck $2.4 trillion [CBO 2017 est]. Imagine this staggering sum applied to rebuilding The Great Society. Think of others.
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This lazy unemployed

..crack-smoking welfare queen ran up U$15 trillion debt

lazy homeless scum
Odd how the ultra-wealthy gull even working poor to blame unemployed, disabled, weak, and vulnerable while but for the grace of God go all.

If he's a welfare leech then your soul is with the sociopaths and predators who own Warshington and its minions, the Repugnicans and Dumfocrats, gutting a once noble nation that aspired to equality.

This elite will survive the US economic train wreck, land softly on 300 million plundered taxpayers, then from fortresses of luxury and privilege prey elsewhere for spoils.

The dawn of civilization was greatly exaggerated.