Posts tagged ‘politics’

May 8, 2012

Art – Conservatives Are Stupid

Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative. ~ John Stuart Mill

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April 26, 2012

Janeane Garofalo: How the Right Wing Form Their Opinions

This conversation between Janeane Garofalo and Rosie O’Donnell, discusses how those on the Right think, from their lack of empathy to their coordinated talking points. Although this is from a USAmerican perspective, it can still apply to the Right-wing here.

April 23, 2012

Never Over-Estimate the Intelligence of An Abbott-supporter (NSFW)

I have spray painted out the name of the very famous person referred to in this tweet, but that should be worthy of a libel case.

Stay Classy, Right Wing Trolls, your intelligence is underwhelming.

April 4, 2012

Art – The Modern Conservative Is

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The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
John Kenneth Galbraith

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quote by John Kenneth Galbraith
use of quote, is in no way intended to imply that Galbraith would have in anyway endorsed the contents of this blog, he might, but I couldn’t be sure

April 3, 2012

Art – Smug devil

image: photograph of street stencil John hoWARd with devil horns

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this is a metaphor, and we are not alleging any religious implications or that hoWARd is the devil

March 26, 2012

A piece of Murdoch merde – Rupert achieves Regime Change

Newspapers don’t make money. The only reason to own a newspaper publishing empire is to influence public opinion. There has been no secret that the Murdoch media empire in Australia has been trying to bring about Regime Change.

Media is not unbiased. It is not a neutral thing. It is run by editors that have political agendas, for good or bad, they are human.

And this, is Greens Senator Bob Brown’s reaction

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March 24, 2012

Julia Gillard: is she too Successful to satisfy Michelle Grattan

Fairfox‘s own Michelle Grattan, Political editor of The Age, in an opinion piece PM must keep up strike rate made a startling comment in response to the Prime Ministers observation that when it comes to getting something through Parliament, The PM has a better track record of passing, than the media does of predicting failure.

Grattan’s answer to that:

On substantive matters that is true. In the past parliamentary fortnight, for example, not only has the mining tax passed but legislation for the health insurance rebate means test, new watchdog arrangements for the building and construction industry, tougher regulation of the trucking industry to improve road safety and a better deal for workers in the textile, clothing and footwear industry.

Really, Ms Grattan?

No, really?

According to Grattan, the Prime Ministers biggest problem is she is too successful? On substantive matters?

Perhaps Ms Grattan would prefer Prime Minister Gillard to be victorious in less-substantive matters? Or would Ms Grattan prefer the Prime Minister to be less-successful in all matters?

Is this what the political journalists in this country have been reduced to – complaining about the Prime Ministers success in substantive matters.

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quote: PM must keep up strike rate: Michelle Grattan, 23 March, 2012

March 21, 2012

Art – While There Is A Soul In Prison, I Am Not Free

text of image: While there is a lower class, I am in it, where there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. – Eugene V. Debs

Debs was a US American union leader, one of the founding members of theIndustrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies)

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March 19, 2012

Democracy is in the hands of those who show up…

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… these people show up.
When people give up on the democratic process, shrug their shoulders and say “What is the point of voting, a politician always wins”. This cynicism results in democracy being left in the hands of those who scream the loudest, hold the largest sign and listen to Allan Jones.

This protest was direct against the Labor party, and says

Hitlers & Stalin’s children are anti-elections, labor, greens goldman sachs soros, agenda 21 euthanasia homosexuals All Anti christians

These people vote… be afraid, be very afraid

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photo by: @greenat16