Posts tagged politics
Posts tagged politics
Rob Borbidge, former Premier of Queensland, put his political career on the line in order to take a stand for gun control in Australia.
Meanwhile, American politicians bow under the pressure put on them by the NRA.
“Look, there are Australians alive today because we took that action. I mean, how much is a life worth?”
There’s a third part to this series coming and I CANT WAIT BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN SO AWESOME SO FAR
Trying not to post too much about gun stuff, but this is important.
Also note that the person calling Murdoch out is one of our conservative politicians.
Boom! About time the Prime Minister got angry. She has every right to be.
Gillard on Tony Abbott’s sexism and misogyny. This has to be the best parliamentary performance by a Prime Minister since Keating. Hear hear!!
Yeah so this is probably the best thing our Prime Minister has ever done, and that’s all I’m gonna say about this whole matter. Watch the video. She destroys him.
Perfect. Honest. Fucking brutal.
Abbott’s a master of the media cycle and public indifference. He’s double-talked about everything all along, and gotten away with it. If this righteous stomping gets much traction, I’ll be really really pleased.
One of these things is not like the other things.
yes. this. I follow the best people.
If any of these bastards manages to become president, just start drinking.
Don’t stop drinking until you wake up and you’re in another country.
Ladies and gentlemen, Rick Centaurum.
I’m not going to post any more of these because if you are Australian you should go and read the freaking article and if not you don’t care. But I love this graph because it beautifully shows the effects of the recession. Every other country in this comparison had a negative GDP growth (if I’m interpreting this correctly, I’m no economist) while Australia only had a modest decrease in its rate of GDP growth.
The extent to which Labor policies saved us is debatable, but clearly the doomsday prophecies of the opposition were wildly incorrect. Why can’t we have a proper political discourse in this country, not one where every day I see News Ltd headlines about how “Gillard’s government is about to collapse according to ‘senior Labor sources’” and the opposition claiming that the country is going through some sort of economic disaster thanks to the Carbon Tax or whatever complaint is topical.