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Archive for the tag "democracy"

Democracy – Dancing for Joy?

About 300 years ago, like a smouldering kapok pillow, a massive revolution began its slow burn.  A scientific revolution. A social political revolution led by great minds. Newton, Spinoza, Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau,  Diderot, d’Alembert, Montesquieu. Hume. Robert Burns. Thomas Payne. The Age of Enlightenment surged on and rational, egalitarian thought swept everything from its path. Except religion, of course. You’ve got to give […]

David Hume

  David Hume, hero of the Enlightenment, father of skepticism, linchpin of democracy and human rights and freedoms, Happy 300th Birthday! Sir Roger has some understanding of how Hume felt when he said this: “Here am I who have written on all sorts of subjects calculated to excite hostility, moral, political, and religious, and yet […]

NSW Politicians are Idiots and Slime

Sir Roger tells me he really didn’t want to have to write anything today. He has a new pair of Wellington boots and they are chafing his heels. He just wants to put his feet up and go to that nothing box men go to where women are not allowed. Perhaps this will help you […]

David Cameron on Transparent Government

The similarity between British PM, David Cameron’s, statement on government transparency and Wikileaks’ current activity is delightful but he doesn’t get it.

GetUp at Last Responds on Wikileaks

Sir Roger is really glad that GetUp has is taking some action on Wikileaks and Assange. You can be part of that action if you wish

You Can’t Handle the Truth!

We keep thinking of Jack Nicholson. “You want The Truth? You can’t handle The Truth!” Do we really need to be kept in the dark and fed bullshit like mushrooms?

Jefferson Says

Sir Roger’s readers are impatient to hear what Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father of the American experiment would have said about the Wikileaks matter.

Wikileaks Cablegate and Hunter S. Thompson

What has changed, what the fuss is really about, is that the US Government has lost the most precious protection of a professional liar: plausible deniability.

American Democracy

Mr Fish’s take on the true nature of representative democracy in the United States

Historic Day for Democracy?

Historic day for democracy? So when Howard’s Senate changed the Act in 2006 there must have been rioting in the streets? Or the army was out to restore order?

Cameron is a Wanker

Apparently, “reasonable” British subjects would find the public use of the word, “wanker” not merely offensive but “alarming, harassing or distressful”. Truly.

GayCation Biggest News in Collapsing World

In a world on the brink of economic and environmental collapse the top US story is an anti-gay Baptist minister’s European gaycation with an internet rent boy

This Just In – Climategate Not a Fraud

On the phrases “trick” and “hiding the decline” the Committee considers that they were colloquial terms used in private e-mails and not attempts to mislead

LOLCats with a Vengeance!

It’s enough to make you want to just give up and forget it all and look at some funny cat video.

Defence Portfolio

Gillard is full of words, void of content. She is quite absent. The only clue to her is that excruciating pain, as if your corneas are being scraped off

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