Archive for October, 2011
Today as Hamgar was admiring Elenora’s miniatures, Bertrand, unnoticed by the artisans below, was beginning to get it. His little wings began trembling with excitement. His arrow slotted onto the string and with frowning concentration Bertrand began to draw it slowly back. But his cute little pudgy fingers couldn’t hold the arrow and suddenly […]
Posted: 30 October, 2011 in Australian Values, History, Literature, love, Sex.
Tags: cherub, cupid, elenora, hamgar, impossible love, infatuation, love, tragedy, unrequited, unrequited love
Qantas Chief Leprechaun Alan Joyce says today that he “had” to ground Qantas to restore certainty to the schedule. He’s certainly done that! This bird don’t fly This roo don’t hop. This ship don’t float. Dis shilelagh ain’t got no knob. SO DON’T BODDER BOOKIN’ TICKETS In other news: the Qantas brand is shit, […]
Posted: 30 October, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, politics and government, values.
Tags: Australian aviation, Australian Values, aviation, brand, flight, fly, industrial relations, IR, Ireland, Irish, leprechaun, leprechaun alan joyce, Qantas, Qantas brand, qantas flight, Qantas grounding, Qantas share price, shilelagh, values
– Aims at Unions’ Gooleys and Shoots Self In Heart Alan Joyce, a person who appears not to properly grasp the iconic emotional attachment of Australians to the airline he “runs”, and fresh from his greedy, stupid, unearned ~70% pay increase to $5,000,000 a year, has lost no time in proving how little he […]
Posted: 29 October, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, legal, politics and government, values.
Tags: Alan Joyce, Australian Values, aviation, brand, brand value, greed, grounding, Joyce, pay increase, pay rise, Qantas, Qantas brand, qantas commits suicide, Qantas grounding, Qantas share price, safety, safety reputation, share price, shareholders, trashing qantas, unions, values
In the aftermath of his very public News of the World disgrace¹, as Rupert displays the abject decency and compassion he so miraculously discovered, today he has gone even further. Rupert Murdoch is determined to protect us from drivel, lies, bias, distortion and bullshit. He has today selflessly erected a paywall around his “flagship” […]
Posted: 24 October, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Values, Computing, Culture, Economics, Internet, Life, Media, politics and government, US Politics, values.
Tags: Australian, bias, Courier Mail, government, Herald Sun, Hun, Media, murdoch, News Corp, News Limited, news of the world, NOTW, paywall, political bias, politics, Raiders of the Lost Ark, rupert, rupert murdoch, Steve McQueen, telegraph, terror
Hamgar never really noticed the fat little Cherubs flying around, or sitting on the beams above him. For as long as he could remember, Cherubs had always been everywhere, so common that he no longer saw them, and if he had, well, they were nothing to do with him at this time in […]
Note to Libya: Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the […]
Once upon a time there was a little Cherub. It was a long, long time ago, of course, back when there were cherubim and seraphim flitting about everywhere and the Great Masters could paint their portraits. I know they were real because I have seen photos of their pictures and I have seen ceilings […]
From time to time over the next few weeks Sir Roger will be sharing the tragickly true mediæval story of Hamgar and Elenora whose secret he unearthed only recently. Today he offers the introduction. The Extraordinary Tale Behind The Discovery Of The Tragic Love Story Of Hamgar, Elenora And Bertrand More than one hundred years […]
Posted: 9 October, 2011 in Culture, History, Life, Literature, love.
Tags: angel, castle, cellar, cherub, Culture, cupid, Discovery, dungeon, History, italian literature, latin, Life, Literature, love, manuscript, mediaeval, medieval, tragedy, tragic, unrequited love
From today’s New York Times: Secret U.S. Memo Made Legal Case to Kill a Citizen The Obama administration’s secret legal memorandum that opened the door to the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical Muslim cleric hiding in Yemen, found that it would be lawful only if it were not feasible to take him alive, […]
Posted: 9 October, 2011 in Culture, History, legal, Life, politics and government, Racism, Religion, US Politics, values.
Tags: al Qaeda, Anwar al-Awlaki, Bush, capital punishment, Culture, death penalty, ethics, execution, government, History, human values, Islam, judicial murder, law, legal, legal values, moral values, morals, muslim, Perry, politics, Racism, Religion, social values, society, terror, terrorist, texas, values, Yemen
Astroturfing is a form of advocacy in support of a political, organizational, or corporate agenda, designed to give the appearance of a “grassroots” movement. The goal of such campaigns is to disguise the efforts of a political and/or commercial entity as an independent public reaction to some political entity—a politician, political group, product, service or […]
Posted: 3 October, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Economics, Education, environment, legal, Life, politics and government, Science, values.
Tags: Alan Jones, ARL, astroturf, Astroturfing, Ch 9, Channel 9, Channel Nine, climate, climate change, concerned citizens, corporate, corporate agenda, corporation, denial, denial organizations, Economics, family, family breakdown, gambling, gambling addiction, Peter Fitzsimons, Phil Gould, poker machines, pokies, political agenda, politics, Rabbit Warren, Ray Warren, Rugby League, Science