Monthly Archives: August 2011

Parliament On A Knife Edge Part III – Julia’s Haute Couture

I said the other day that the Thomson scandal threatened to blow up into Australia’s Watergate. Boy, I wasn’t wrong! The muck is being piled higher and higher. Now it’s reached the person of Julia Gillard herself.

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Parliament On A Knife Edge Part II: End This Nonsense Now

Since I posted my previous thread on this subject four weeks ago, things have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous. The rather tawdry scandal involving Craig Thomson, Labor MHR for the seat of Dobell in New South Wales, has … Continue reading

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Playing The Race Card Part II: Anarchy In The UK

What do you make of the riots happening in many British cities? I’ve read with some interest the discussion on GE’s blog, although I personally believe the emphasis on race is misplaced.

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Now Reap The Whirlwind

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today closed down 512 points—the biggest one-day fall since the 2008 financial crisis—in the wake of the stitched-up deal hammered out in the U.S. Congress on raising the debt ceiling. Carnage is expected today on … Continue reading

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Same Old Same Old…

I’ve been scanning the news pages for anything that reads like common sense in this whole debt ceiling issue. With very little success. And with less than twelve hours to go before Brucker Bummer, the American Precedent, must sign off … Continue reading

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