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September 3, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Anything But Labor, Anything But Liberal

I started writing this article and it was all about who you should vote for at the election in a weeks time on the 7th of September. I even created a how to vote card that showed how you should number your candidates if you wanted to vote like me. Not really as arrogant as it sounds considering that every political party in the country is presumptuous enough to do the very same thing. But I have completely rewritten this article because I realized that there was a more pressing matter to discuss than simply how you should number your ballot.

Now this article is about the parlous state of the media and our political system.

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June 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Like Other Hardcore Labor Voters I Will Vote For Kevin... But I Won't Be Happy About It

gillardvrudd.jpg You would be hard pressed to find a better demonstration than this graphic on the left (courtesy of Guardian Australia) of why, if you posses Labor values and want to see a Labor agenda implemented, you should prefer Julia Gillard to Kevin Rudd. They share the same policies and believe in the same things, only Gillard made things happen and Rudd was a hopeless ditherer. I will still vote for Rudd because he is better than Abbott and Labor voters who believe the propaganda that Julia Gillard was a backstabber or believe, subconsciously or openly, that women don't belong in positions of leadership will also vote for Rudd.

But that's in the Labor heartland. In the marginal seats where elections are won and lost the overwhelming feeling will be one of "we can't trust this Labor Party that can't work together, can't put forward their best team and can't put the country before their own personal interests".

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May 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM

All Football Players Look Primitive and Everyone is Descended from Primates

What should people be able to say and what should be prohibited? How does Australia progress as a nation? Do we have to be careful about what we say about sensitive topics or should we talk about it endlessly until we work it out and it is no longer sensitive? A story currently in the news cause me to reflect on this questions. 

From what I can gather, the current row over racism in the AFL started when a 13 year old girl, a Collingwood fan I believe, shouted out to Adam Goodes "Hey Ape!". Goodes stoped the game to point out the offending girl to security staff and demand that she be removed from the ground.

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