GetUp! petition against ISP filtering

GetUp! is turning out to be a very powerful organisation that has been campaigning against all kinds of things that are really worth campaigning against. Draconian laws in the “war” on terror, antigay laws, infringement on civil liberties and so on. They...

There are idiots…

…and then there’s this guy. Seriously, that’s a special kind of ignorant. And now he’s world famous. Is there a better ad for Obama than the fact that people like this are McCain supporters? Thanks to David B Coe’s blog for the heads up,...

Homosexual wins 100m

Thanks to Michael over at a Nadder for putting me on to this little beauty. According to The Carpetbagger Report (commentary and analysis on politics in America), there are a number of far-right sites that subscribe to the Associated Press news feed but use an...

Quote of the week

Every once in a while people say things that reverberate for days, weeks, months after they’re uttered. They’re often the sort of things that the person will, many time over, wish they could take back. But, as someone once said (I can’t remember who...

Economic models explained

Well, this past weekend the people of Australia gave John Howard a very well deserved kick up his lying arse and made it quite clear that we’ve had enough of him. Now the almost saint-like (if the media is to be believed) Kevin Rudd has a chance as our new Prime...

Bush et al are gone, let’s try to get on with life

So, Bush and the other APEC member world leaders have all gone home. It’ll still take a couple of days for all the concrete security fencing to be dismantled and for all the snipers on the skyscrapers to be winched down. I wonder if any of them are just a little...