Monthly Archives: November 2011

Parliament On A Knife Edge Part IV – The Rise Of Slippery Pete

And on it goes. The Gillard government clearly believes it was about to lose its one-seat parliamentary majority, either with this bloke making good on his threat to withdraw support, or this one being carted off to jail. It’s the … Continue reading

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Agree Or Else

I thought I had better post another discussion point for those who haven’t read Ayn Rand; so how about this article, by the Sydney Daily Telegraph’s Miranda Devine, to which Dr Dave and CommonSenseMajority alerted us the other day.

Posted in Australia, Libertarianism, Rights | 46 Comments

Life Imitating Art

While on my recent road trip, I took the opportunity in my spare time to re-read Atlas Shrugged. It’s been quite a while—over thirty years, in fact—since I first picked up Ayn Rand’s magnum opus, and was struck by how accurately … Continue reading

Posted in Libertarianism, Rights, United States of America | 23 Comments

A Whisper In The Ear

OK, so now the people of the Hellenic Republic won’t have a referendum on the Big Fat Greek Bailout. PM George Papandreou has done a remarkable backflip in the last couple of days. Reading his rhetoric of four days ago, … Continue reading

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