Archive for June, 2009
Michael Jackson, death and the media
half the Australian voting population believes that Malcolm Turnbull was dishonest or somewhat deceitful over his wonderfully theatrical Utegate pantomime
And now a dreadfully strange, newfangled dashboard, strangely-coloured, with pieces missing, oddly-organised and strangely-shaped confronts him …
A righteous President taking the high moral ground would never avoid (for fear of the obvious hypocrisy) mentioning any strikingly similar event that might have happened in his own country, would he?
Posted: 24 June, 2009 in Australian Values.
Tags: American values, Basiji, democracy, demonstration, government, Iran, Kent State, Khamanei, march, massacre, May 4 1970, National Guard, Neda Agha-Soltan, Neda Soltani, Obama, Ohio, peace, political values, politics, rally, values, Vietnam
The email is bogus and if you click on it no good will come of it and it will all end in tears.
If you didn’t see it yet, suck in your breath and be strong and watch this week’s Four Corners on repeat or on iView. It is a Channel 4 Discovery program called “Saving Africa’s Witch Children”. It is hard to take. Christian pastors in Akwa Ibom state in Nigeria, of the ultra-loony Pentecostalist variety, are […]
Posted: 22 June, 2009 in Australian Values, Culture, Iraq, Religion.
Tags: 9/11, Akwa Ibom, atheism, Australian Values, Channel 4, child abuse, Child Rights and Rehabilitation Network, christianity, CRARN, decency, demon, devil, Discovery, End of the Wicked, ethics, evangelical christianity, evangelist, Four Corners, Gary Foxcroft, Gaza, hell, humanism, humanity, inhumanity, Inquisition, Iraq, iView, Liberty Films, morality, morals, Nigeria, Okpabio, pentecostal, Peter Cundall, priest, principles, prophet, Religion, religious values, Russell, Salem, Saving Africa's Witch Children, Stepping Stones Nigeria, Ukpabio, Voltaire, Wilde, Witchcraft, Zola
I did not have Stimulus Package relations with that car dealer …. [tags]Rudd, Kevin Rudd, stimulus, stimulus package, politics, federal politics, Australian politics, government, economy, recession, car dealership, car dealer, Senate, inquiry, senate inquiry, scandal [/tags]
if you have to kill people to force them to agree with you, then you are doing something very wrong
But if you unplug everything, it gets so quiet you hear that high-pitched empty-room hum. And then the whispers begin
We certainly think that the “subservience to authority, the belief that ‘important people… blokes in an official capacity’ deserve a little bit of respect’ ” is more alive and more hearty than ever and that this is probably the most dangerous characteristic of middle Australian culture for a healthy democracy.
Posted: 13 June, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Life, Media, politics and government, Racism.
Tags: a kick in the crutch and a cold frankfurt, Alex Buzo, Australian drama, Australian Values, authority, Buzo, censorship, Culture, democracy, drama, ethics, Leagues Clubs, morality, morals, Norm and Ahmed, obscenity, politics, principles, R.S.L., Racism, rights, standards, theater, theatre, values
Authorities have admitted a terrible mistake over the “Swine Flu” pandemic. Experts now admit that there was an error in translation followed by an unfortunate spellchecking incident. The dreadful Flu was not “Swine Flu” but “Swan Flu” and originated on the Rhine when a chap called Lohengrin had an unnatural assignation with a swan. It […]
“What happens within China and the behaviour of China on a global scale will co-determine the fate of democracy.”
Clearly it is in all of our best interests to encourage China towards a form of democracy that coincides as best it can with what we understand to be the basic values of democracy.
Posted: 9 June, 2009 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, China and Tibet, Culture, History, Iraq, Life, politics and government, Video.
Tags: Australian Politics, Australian Values, Beijing, Bungendore, Cambridge, China, civil society, democracy, democratic, democratic ideals, democratic values, ethics, George Bush, Gleebooks, global politics, Goddess of Democracy, government, Greece, John Keane, Mesopotamia, morals, politics, principles, Sir Roger, Sir Roger Migently, Syria, The Life and Death of Democracy, Thomas Paine, Tiananmen Square, Tom Paine, values, Values Australia, Westminster
Japanese fans at the premiere of Terminator Salvation
Posted: 5 June, 2009 in Art, comedy/humour, Life, movies, Science.
Tags: arts, Australian Values, cultural values, movies, Sarah Connor Chronicles, sci-fi, Science, science fiction, Summer Glau, Terminator, Terminator Salvation, values
why has it taken Rudd so very long to appoint Faulkner?
Posted: 5 June, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values.
Tags: Add new tag, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Defence, Defense, ethics, Field Marshal, greasy pole, Joel Fitzgibbon, John Faulkner, Minister of Defence, minister sacked, morals, political values, politics, principles, standards, value, values
The most famous image of the Tiananmen Square incident is the single, utterly vulnerable student standing in front of a tank. But the lasting legacy of the protest and its brutal end is the palpable shame of the Chinese Communist Party. Only the deepest shame can explain the attempt to utterly hide any mention of […]