Were you to plot a perfect satirical novel of the contemporary world, you might end it with a mass public march, led by a series of oligarchical leaders holding a banner saying "Freedom and Democracy" -- at the end of which everyone who participated would be arrested because they may well be enemies of such freedom and you can't be too careful.
Community leaders have flatly rejected calls to revisit changes to the Racial Discrimination Act following the terrorist attacks in France.
“It’s a silly, knee-jerk reaction,” the former president of the Vietnamese Community in Australia Tien Nguyen said. “The terror attacks have no connection to antiracial laws.”
Romney’s associates said that he has become restless since conceding to President Obama on a cold night in Boston two years ago. Romney’s motivation to run again stems from a lingering dissatisfaction with Obama’s policies, both economic and foreign, and a belief that he would have set the country on a better course.
As a crass cartoonist myself since 1951 when I drew my first political cartoons, I can find a rationale in making cartoons... They are not designed to prevent anyone using a gun... Er, Yes, they are... Well, not really. They mocked people with guns... I often try to stop people thinking that guns are the panacea to solving problems. And other conundrum.
Here is an article by Helen Razer published in Crikey and my comments after that.
The Abbott government has splashed more than $8 million of taxpayer money on a media blitz promoting its stalled higher education reforms.
Fairfax Media can reveal the government has spent $5.4 million on media bookings for the campaign, which has infuriated key Senate crossbenchers.
This comes on top of $2.3 million spent on the design of the advertisements and $560,000 on focus groups and market research.
TWO EYEWITNESSES to the arrest of Iain Fogerty ‒ the man wearing the ‘I’m with stupid T-shirt’ near LNP campaigners in Brisbane earlier this week ‒ have told IA how stunned they were by the over-top-police response to a “harmless prank”.
The arrest occured on Thursday morning.
At least 12 people have been killed by gunmen reportedly armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher who opened fire in the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
French officials said 11 other people were injured, at least four seriously, in the shooting at the central Paris offices about 11.30am (local time) on Wednesday.
I read Rupert Murdoch’s The Australian every day. I want to know what the fruitcake faction of capital is up to. That includes not just Murdoch’s journalists and his major ‘serious’ newspaper outlet in Australia but the Abbott government they serve and influence and the Liberal base they feed and incite.
On this same day, the British press was honouring the Great Leader... Winston Churchill was being hailed. His Body was going to lie in state for three days in Westminster Hall (built 1097 we are told) before being buried in St Martin de Bladon, Oxfordshire... next to his mum and dad.
But the article about US victory is quite fascinating... Same about Peking demanding a new "peace Body"...