Sunday 14th of July 2024

dead men walking .....

 

dead men walking ..... 

Ruddock plans to mentor MPs from backbench

Philip Ruddock says he has not decided whether he will serve out his full parliamentary term 

the privilege of hypocrisy .....

membership closed .....

Officially, the Israeli government maintains a position of "nuclear ambiguity": neither confirming nor denying its possession of nuclear weapons.  

But everyone who has studied the issue knows that this is a formula with a simple purpose: to give the United States an excuse to keep breaking its own laws, which forbid it to grant aid to a country with unauthorised weapons of mass destruction.

rattus in tights .....

rattus in tights .....

The cutting wisdom of the ordinary folk, once a week …..   

The man in the street is not happy... 

Sure, the demise of the Rat-gang leader puts a wry smile on the man's glowing unshaven face...  

eyes wide shut .....

eyes wide shut .....

US politics has crawled through the gutter for so long, that it's easy to forget that the country was founded on ideals of freedom & human dignity. 

Or that in the past it has been led by people of character & intelligence. 

the triumph of appearance over substance .....

a phoney legacy .....

There can have been few more excruciating sights than President Bush parading the Israeli and Palestinian leaders before the cameras at the Annapolis summit on Tuesday, clasping their hands, squeezing their shoulders, pushing them together for a handshake and then leaving them to return to their seats like awkward boys summoned to the podium to be congratulated for their efforts at a school prizegiving. 

unmasking brendan bandit .....

unmasking brendan bandit .....

Brendan Nelson is out of touch with working families on workplace laws. 

The Liberal's extreme and unfair WorkChoices laws pushed the balance in the workplace against working families.  

same old dirty tricks .....

same old dirty tricks .....

An internal CIA memorandum has been obtained by Venezuelan counterintelligence from the US Embassy in Caracas that reveals a very sinister - almost fantastical, were it not true - plan to destabilize Venezuela during the coming days.  

nightmares in dreamland .....

nightmares in dreamland .....

Foreclosure filings have nearly doubled from a year ago and more people could lose their homes in 2008, according to a report released Thursday. In October, 224,451 foreclosure filings were reported nationwide, up 94 percent from October 2006. 

the darkening of dreamland .....

the darkening of dreamland .....

The Constitution protects individuals against unreasonable searches, but for this protection to have practical meaning, the courts must enforce it.

sorry souls .....

sorry souls .....

from Crikey ….. 

Conservative warriors unite to sink Turnbull 

Greg Barns writes: 

imperial dread .....

imperial dread .....

But the most acute threat to the American Imperium, as Hugo Chavez gleefully observed at the recent OPEC summit, is the ever-accelerating demise of the dollar. 

from casualty .....

from casualty .....

Today’s Liberal leadership ballot could launch the party into war rather than peace, with Tony Abbott's withdrawal from the contest including a pledge of loyalty - and a threat of a later challenge to the new leader. 

"I'm certainly not ruling out a further tilt at the leadership," Mr Abbott said as he admitted his close association with John Howard was a reason he lacked the support of his colleagues. 

junk science .....

trust who .....

from Crikey ….. 

Lifting the lid on GM crops: what is Brumby hiding? 

Katherine Wilson writes: 

mission accomplished .....

mission accomplished .....

The New York Times recently reported that the bushit administration has "scaled back" its benchmarks for political progress in Iraq, instead "focusing their immediate efforts on several more limited but achievable goals."

play abandoned .....

play abandoned ....

from Crikey ….. 

The dubious legacy of John Winston Howard 

Mungo MacCallum writes: 

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