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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. ...

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, ...

Reid’s Red Herring on May 31 2017

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This could have been written yesterday – swap out “Reid” and swap in “Trumble” [aka former PM Malcolm Turnbull].

The Adelaide Shows ~ Theatrescope on Jul 16 2015

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Mr. C. Spencer, of New York City, opened a season at Adelaide Theatre Royal on Saturday night with his Theatrescope, worked by the only female operator in the world, namely, Senora Spencer. Theatrescope belongs to the same class as all the other scopes and graphs ...

White Native Gangs Terrorise Largs Bay Locals on Jan 12 2015

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The Gadfly went for a mix at Largs Bay on Tuesday night of last week with his sisters, collective aunts, and others, the party totalling up to five strong. The Gadfly and its family went along the beach towards the Out-and-outer Harbour, undressed, and ...

A New Weather Prophet on Nov 25 2010

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From The Gadfly 28 February 1906 Mr. J. Harcourt Giddons’ weather chart for the next thousand years having just come to hand, it has been studied with considerable interest in this office. The Gadfly has decided, however, that meteorological forecasts of a more local nature ...

Patients who refuse to pass quietly on Aug 14 2009

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A city hospital nurse confessed to me that she had become hardened like many of the other girls. She told me now, one night, one of the nurses in her hospital was watching by the bedside of a woman in a very serious condition. She ...

Down Under


Australiana


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 ..

Charity

~ 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