August 31, 2012

August 30, 2012

Maori haka for fallen soldier

Salute to Harry

Everyone loves Prince Harry.

It's going to be one of those elections

Pot, kettle, black.

Ping pong.

Ping pong.

It's going to be a long 12 months and a long election campaign, the calliber of which is going to look much like this:

‘‘They [Labor] need to announce big heroic reforms but they are not telling us how they will pay for it,’’ he told reporters in Adelaide.

Mr Hockey described the scheme as ‘‘another unfunded promise from Julia Gillard’’ and raised the prospect of higher taxes.

He said it followed billions of dollars of funds earmarked for the new asylum seeker boat arrivals policy, National Disability Insurance Scheme, Gonski education review and submarines.

‘‘Where is all this money coming from?’’ he asked.

You show us yours Joe, and maybe they'll show us theirs.

A collective opening of the kimonos.

4 billion dollar dental fix 

August 29, 2012

Curiosity

NASA image - Mars

NASA image - Mars
NASA image - Mars
NASA image - Mars

NASA image - Mars

NASA image - Mars
Bertie image, NSW

Wednesday Wisdom

Listen very carefully to the first criticisms of your work. Note just what it is about your work that the reviewers don’t like; it may be the only thing in your work that is original and worthwhile.

Jean Cocteau, on critics

August 24, 2012

August 22, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom

Nescire autem quid antequam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. 
 (To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.)

Marcus Tullius Cicero

August 17, 2012

Godwin Returns

Ah, Godwin Gretch, how we've missed that name in the headlines, although, maybe not so much of the missing for Malcolm Turnbull.  
 
Godwin has made an intriguing return to public notice, by way of an opinion piece bemoaning (as do we all) the deterioration of the governance of our big island, under the excrutiating rule of the Gillard and Rudd governments. 
 
Godwin, bless him, has thrown his weight behind the Libs, current and former, to rescue us.  

Jeez, Abbott must be chuffed. 

 
 

Duck Friday


August 15, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.

George Orwell

August 13, 2012

Rich, smart, safe

Australia has agreed to sell uranium to the United Arab Emirates as one of the Middle East's richest oil kingdoms switches to nuclear power.
Another country we enable to have clean power, but not our own.

....
But anti-nuclear campaigners have slammed the deal as out of step with European moves to wind back the reliance on atomic power after the disaster last year at the Fukishima power plant in Japan.
Sure, because almost no one dies because from the production of uranium or provisioning of nuclear power, yet thousands die every year in the gas and coal industries, and provisioning power from those sources. 

Australia approves uranium exports to United Arab Emirates 

August 10, 2012

August 8, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom

He who is not satisfied with a little, is satisfied with nothing.

Epicurus

August 5, 2012

As it began, so it will end

When the end comes for Gillard's leadership, it will be swift and brutal because that is the way of Labor. But believe me, the inevitable knock on the door is not too far away.
Caucus fed up with Gillard's wild goose chase

August 2, 2012

Repeat Offender


Not the first time, won't be the last:  yes, Karl Lagerfeld is at it again. 
Speaking about Kate, The Sun reports that Lagerfeld, 78, said: "I like that kind of woman, I like romantic beauties.

"On the other hand, her sister struggles. I don't like the sister's face. She should only show her back."
Karl Lagerfeld doesn't like Pippa's face

August 1, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. 

Abraham Lincoln