Julia Gillard: there will be no gay marriage under a government I lead 

One does not need to read beyond the opening sentence of this report in today's Guardian to be assaulted with a full frontal dose of breathtaking hypocrisy (that it only takes a sentence to...

Flannery’s climate furphy as NSW floods (again)

Heavy rain in New South Wales has forced hundreds of households to evacuate. The ABC reported today: "The weather bureau's acting regional director, Stephen Lellyett, said in a statement the Warragamba Dam was expected to spill...

Food for thought – Hi-vis clothing ban at the pub?

Today I was reading that The Village Inn (a trendy inner suburb pub in Paddington, Sydney) was shutting its doors to prospective patrons wearing hi-vis work gear. Australian Workers’ Union state secretary Russ Collinson characterized...

NBN – Getting the Job Done?

I had a good discussion the other day about whether privitisation is bad, and about the merits of government operated services. Off course, NBN was begging to be discussed, so here goes: The Government run services...

PJTV Video: Real American Heroes

The three American heroes who made headlines around the world last week made them for all the right reasons - saving people's lives.  The always excellent PJTV discuss in this video the mindset and...

Penny Wong’s “strong campaign” cannot overcome six years in government with the numbers in...

Penny Wong was given an open microphone (again) on Radio National today. The issue under discussion was, of course, the most pressing and urgent one for the nation - errr, same sex marriage anyway,...

Food for thought – Feed for fatty acids

Scientists have determined that feeding sheep polyunsaturated oils produces healthier meat. After feeding sheep pellets laced with 5 per cent polyunsaturated oils, like rice bran and canola oil, they discovered these oils transferred into the...

BREAKING: Court hears Lindt cafe terrorist attack was in fact a terrorist attack

When lone wolf gunman Man Monis walked into the Lindt cafe in Sydney in December last year, he seemed to have little doubt or confusion about his aims. Monis had his hostages hold up...

Terrorist charges dropped on Melbourne teenager

Terrorist charges against Melbourne teenager, Harun Causevic, who allegedly plotted to attack police on ANZAC Day, have been dropped in court today. During the time of his arrest, Causevic's father claimed that the arrest of...

Bogan Council takes AFL to the Human Rights Court

The AFL has been embroiled in a new racism controversy yesterday. In censuring Dustin Martin for his bogan war dance, during which Martin gave a traditional bogan two fingered salute, the AFL has been...

Say It With A Picture: Sex Sells Safe Sex Message

Wednesday's instalment of Say It With A Picture takes us to the Victorian AIDS Council website, and the images that it chooses for safe sex education. Apparently, according to the Victorian AIDS Council, a great...

Capitalism is bad, Okay?

Stock markets around the world have taken a hammering over the last few days. Hardest hit are the Chinese markets which are down some 20 percent since the start of the year. Australian indicies...

Q and A – does it again

The fair and balanced types who police the Q and A Twitter feed demonstrate their immaculate impartiality and (statutory) obligation to balanced political dialogue yet again. The old 'Abbotlovesanal' handle appears across the screen...

Sovereign Debt Default, not Voters, can Kill the Age of Entitlement.

Voters cannot kill off the Age of Entitlement. But when sovereign debt defaults happen, governments are either credit worthy or not. If not credit worthy, then the state has to pay for what it...

AFL confuses fans, tribal gestures now not OK

Richmond star Dustin Martin has been reported for misconduct under the AFL's "please play nice children" policy, and faces an extended spell in re-education camp for the outrageous offence of - wait for it...

Food for thought – Making America great again

Donald Trump’s drive to build an iconic business empire is identified by many as the essence of the American dream. Through unrepentant self-promotion and a mesmerising ability to capture the common sensibility (very efficiently...

Burning down the House

A staged 'hate crime' has been found out by a vigilant insurance company and verified by a federal court in the United States. The court found that this lesbian couple accused their neighbour of...

Say It With A Picture: Ideological Wasteland

You may have to look a little closely, and then look twice, at this photo. It is one of those glorious moments when the depths to which "progressives" will sink in order to use,...

Food for thought – Treasurer Joe seeking to make our taxes low

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey announced today that he will be embarking on a mission to cut income tax for all Australians. Treasurer Hockey stated that “Our existing taxation system is increasingly reducing the incentive for...

NOT the great train robber!

Can you believe it - the terrorist suspect who allegedly opened fire on a train in France, and was brought under control by the courage and quick thinking of several passengers, is now claiming...