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And They Adjourned on Nov 15 2018

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One day when Peter Allen, member for Wallaroo, in S.A. Assembly, was in one of his most eloquent flights, Archibald, of Port Adelaide, got up and asked leave to interrupt. “Does the member for Wallaroo yield to the member for Port Adelaide?” asked Speaker Coles, gruffly. ...

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Elderly as Commodity on Nov 2 2018

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[Letter to the editor, Griffith Review 6 September 2007 - responding to Edition 13 ~ Author unknown] The Next Big Thing inspired me to write concerning another demographic whose “political, social and creative agendas have been eroded by commercial imperatives, and turned into a commodity.” I ...

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Twitter Burn 1906-style on Nov 1 2018

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While sitting in his favourite corner at the Greenroom Club, Henry Irving* was approached by a member, Watkins by name, who was an acknowledged bore. Watkins slapped him on the shoulder: Ah, Harry, delighted to see you.” Irving, ...

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Price of Grog is Outrageous on Oct 23 2018

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Err, gidday. Oim hoping youse an yer readers can soign the petishun to end gummint taxin fun. The link is Me an me mates are dedicated boozers an we think it stinks that our funnin’ is stuffed by paying tax on grog & smokes & stuff ...

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The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb on Oct 11 2018

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Harper’s Magazine February 1947 In view of the exceptional public importance of this article, permission is given to any newspaper or magazine to reprint it, in part or (preferably, since its effect is cumulative) in full, with credit to Harper's Magazine but without charge. -The Editors ...

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Not So Smart on Oct 5 2018

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Couldn’t make up my mind if Mr Shearer was being sarcastic, trying to be clever, or just sucking up to the so called “smart people.” Methinks I’ll settle on all three. You know, they’re not really all that smart. I know lots of so-called intelligentsia who have ...

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Misconstrued Snobs on Aug 28 2018

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I take strong offence at the article demeaning Waverly Council liberal supporters as “Bondi Snobs.” We fought for years to get council to renovate the Bondi Beach pavilion. When action was finally happening, the do-gooders and Greenie opportunists swoop in with their show business friends and put a wrecking ball ...

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Quality Journalism on Jul 20 2018

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I tripped over your quaint little rag whilst searching for obscenities to throw at my local councillor. While admitting an admirable first impression, the content beneath the façade is rather wanting. Not sure what you’re trying to achieve but I suspect failure is at hand. I ...

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Another Bunch of Lefties? on Jun 13 2018

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I notice the usual socialist overtones pervading yet another sorry attempt at a political “blog.” You lefties just never give up. It’s always neoliberal this, neoconservative that, where’s my entitlements. Welfare queens, all of you. The country would be better off if everyone saved for their upkeep instead of ...

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Make Us Great Again on Apr 2 2018

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I take some offence at your ‘Auspol at Easter’ coverage’s flippancy with regard to my launch of Senator Pauline Hanson’s book, In Her Own Words ($29.99 at all good booksellers). This is an important resource for journalists, academics and anyone interested in what Pauline Hanson actually said on ...

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Down Under


Ink Irresistable

Not the NYT Montaigne's what would I know? Huxley's almost anything about almost everything. Or Bierce and nothing matters. Codifying life's inimitable impromptu inclines irrestistably to essay.

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.

Munch Montage

Painters, such a sad old bunch
None it seems more so than Munch
Upon that bridge with skies afire
A meme took flight to never tire.
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Quote Me

"I am an obsessive rewriter, doing one draft and then another and another. In a way I have nothing to say but a great deal to add
~ Gore Vidal

"Rulers of state are the only ones who should have the privilege of lying" (Well, that explains the last 2500 years)
~ Plato

"By 'known unknowns' I was referring to the universe's dark matter.."
~ Donald Rumsfeld

"I have neither time nor inclination to communicate the fullness of my heart in speech, I am resolved to do it in writing, and to print myself out.."
~ Joseph Addison