Archive for the tag "History"
Part Four of Sir Roger Migently’s exposition of Australian values as revealed during his epiphany on The Mountain…
Posted: 25 January, 2013 in Australian Values.
Tags: australia, Australian Values, Culture, government, History, Immigration, legend, Life, misogyny, myth, politics, Racism, Religion, sexism, society, values
The Migently Mountain Manifesto Australian values have lately been enthusiastically asserted by some Australians and Sir Roger has been much impressed – in much the same way a washed-up prize fighter feels the repeated impressions of his opponents’ fists in his guts. These assertions of “Australian values” tend to be energetically debated in [...]
Posted: 22 December, 2012 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Education, History, Immigration, Life, politics and government, Racism, values.
Tags: australia, Australian Values, bogan, canberrra, Culture, foundation, government, History, Immigration, legend, Life, literacy, Melbourne, misogyny, myth, politics, Racism, sexism, society, sydney, values
So in the Cimitière Montmartre I found one of my heroes. Émile Zola That is to say, I found the memorial. He is interred at the Panthéon. Why a hero? Amongst his many writings Emile Zola wrote this, which is as relevant today in our political discourse and climate as it was almost [...]
Posted: 14 June, 2012 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Iraq, legal, Literature, politics and government, Racism, values.
Tags: Abbott, Alan Jones, Andrew Bolt, asylum seekers, Australian cultural values, Australian political values, Australian Values, boat people, climate change, crime, Culture, Dreyfus, Dreyfus Case, droits d l'homme, egalite, Emile Zola, France, fraternite, fraternity, global warming, government, History, Hockey, honesty, Howard, human rights, injustice, Iraq, j'accuse, justice, l;iberty equality, law, legal, legal values, Liberal, liberte, Literature, Media, military, miscarriage, montmartre, paris, political values, politics, press, public opinion, Rights of Man, truth, Zola
…and to yours, and to all of us. Sir Roger is currently in the land of the poppy but not near Flanders fields. Yet there are poppies here in the South of France and the whiff of war and bloody conflict is inescapably faintly background to all. And so it was a cold and [...]
Posted: 27 May, 2012 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, History, Iraq, Language, Life, Literature, politics and government, values.
Tags: Afghanistan, alex comfort, anti-war, Australian Values, comfort, History, Iraq, Literature, notes to my son, poem, poetry, politics, Remember when you hear them beginning to say Freedom, values, verse, war, WWI, WWII
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
What a fucking load of motherfucking dickheaded bullshit those cunts in the Victorian parliament are, trying to impose old-fashioned tight-arsed, pursed-lipped, prune-faced, shrivelled-up, broomstick-arsed moral values on a free people, with their proposed laws against swearing in public. Goodbye barracking at fucking footie matches, for one thing. Or having a bloody beer in the pub. [...]
Posted: 4 June, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Culture, History, Language, Literature, politics and government, Religion, Sex, values.
Tags: 1960s, Australian moral values, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian Values, baillieu, ban, bastard, bullshit, censorship, colonial, comedy, comedy festival, cunt, dickhead, Don Chipp, footie, fuck, FUCKING MOUTHS, George Pell, historical values, History, law, lawson, motherfucking, Opus Dei, Pell, political values, politics, prune-faced, pub, pursed-lipped, queen victoria, Religion, religious, religious right, Sex, shrivelled-up moral values on free people, swearing, swearing in public, television, tight-arsed, tv, values, Victoria, Victorian politics, what a fucking load, wowser
Google has released the results of its zeitgeist survey of the most popular search terms for 2010. This is the video.
Posted: 11 December, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Computing, Culture, Economics, History, Internet, Iran, Iraq, legal, Life, Media, Medicine, politics and government, Racism, Religion, Science, Sex, Sport, Technology, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: 2010, Culture, Economics, events, Google, History, keywords, law, legal, Life, politics, popular search, search terms, Sport, Video, war, world, world trends, youtube, zeitgeist
Here’s what Jefferson, 3rd President of the USA, principal author of the Declaration of Independence, Founding Father, said about religion in a letter to Adams:
Posted: 20 August, 2010 in Culture, History, Literature, politics and government, Religion, US Politics, values.
Tags: Adams, America, American history, B-grade, bigotry, chainsaaw, christian, christian nation, christianity, clergy, History, Jefferson, Jupiter, Madison, Minerva, Palin, persecution, politics, POTUS, president, President of the United States, Religion, religious values, serial killer, superstition, United States, USA, values
The Catholic Church, hijacked into a militaristic system by a mad emperor in the 4th Century, is anchored in 6000 year-old anxieties of desert tribal culture
Posted: 1 June, 2010 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, History, Life, Religion, Sex, values.
Tags: AIDS, belief, Benedict, Catholic, catholic values, Church, condoms, constantine, faith, Foreign Office, History, HIV, Nicaea, Nicene creed, Oxford, Pope, Religion, religious values
Amazing 2.5 yr-old shows how to play with iPad. Climate Denial Crock of the Week. We are Neanderthals! Yes! Prime Minister. Borders special on fiction.
Posted: 14 May, 2010 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, Computing, environment, History, Internet, Literature, politics and government, Sex, values, Video.
Tags: Apple, apps, books, Borders, Britain, climate change, climate denial, comedy, Computing, cromagnon man, data, DNA, environment, genome, government, History, home sapiens, humor, humour, Internet, iPad, Jim Hacker, Literature, Media, Neandertal, Neanderthal, Pharyngula, politics, press, prodigy, PZ Myers, Science, Sex, Sir Humphrey, technology, Video, Yes Minister, Yes Prime Minister
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
Posted: 9 May, 2010 in comedy/humour, Culture, environment, History, Life, Maths, Racism, Religion, Sex, The Daily Show, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: American values, bankrupt, baptist minister, BP, bungle, civilisation, comedy, comedy central, conservatism, conservative, Culture, Daily Show, default, democracy, environment, failed state, family research council, family values, friend of dorothy, gay, gaycation, gospel of jesus christ, Greece, Greek values, Gulf, History, homosexual, humnor, humour, hypocrisy, hypocrite, Jon Stewart, loan default, monotheism, oil spill, Rekers, Religion, rent boy, rentboy, Sex, sex education, terror, terrorist, Times Square, values
Creationism does include Adam and Eve before they ate the apple, doesn’t it? One favours of such imagery in puberty-rich classrooms of religious high schools
Posted: 26 April, 2010 in Art, comedy/humour, Education, Life, Religion, Science, Sex, values.
Tags: adam, adam and eve, Australian Values, bible, bible stories, cartoon, Church, creation, creationism, Education, education values, educational values, eve, genesis, God, History, humor, humour, irony, naked, nakedness, nudity, Religion, religious education, religious values, satire, Science, Sex
Easter messages: so little right, so little honesty, so much brushing aside of the child-abuse that is tearing apart the credibility of the church and its pope
Posted: 2 April, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Life, lolcats, politics and government, Racism, Religion, values.
Tags: 10 commandments, Archbishop, atheism, atheist, Atheist Convention, australia, Australian religious values, Bishop, Britain, british empire, capital punishment, Cardinal, Catholic, Church, colonialilsm, Dawkins, delusion, Easter, family, Fisher, happy Ostara, History, icanhascheezburger, John Paul II, LOL, lolcat, marriage, paedophile, pedophilia, Pell, Pope, Religion, religious values, transportation
Cherie Blair, wife of the notorious war criminal, suspended the sentence of a man who broke another man’s jaw in a bank queue, because he is “religious”.
Posted: 16 February, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, History, Iran, legal, Life, politics and government, Religion, Science, values.
Tags: A. C. Grayling, atheism, atheist, Australian Values, Cherie Blair, Cherie Booth, christian, Dark Ages, Dawkins, Enlightenment, government, Grayling, History, Iran, Islam, law, legal, muslim, politics, rational, Religion, religious values, Richard Dawkins, theocracy, theocratic, Tony Blair, values