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December 2021



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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. (0)

My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp this morning. The Royal Commission, car industry and age of entitlement get a lot of the coverage. (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. (0)

Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole

Sick kids and paying upfront


Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace this morning for Razor Sharp. It happens every Tuesday. (0)

I am not surprised
I think we are being unfair to this Abbott ‘no surprises’ Government. I am not surprised. (0)

Send Barnaby to Indonesia
It is a pity that Barnaby Joyce, a man of tact, diplomacy, nuance and subtlety, isn’t going to Indonesia to fix things up. I know I am disappointed that Barnaby is missing out on this great opportunity, and I am sure the Indonesians feel the same way. [Sarcasm alert.] (0)



Archive for 'The Right'

The Republican bigotry contest

The Republicans know that Obama is a vulnerable incumbent. Having presided over a jobless, anemic recovery from the depths of the crisis, the Obama administration has lost the benefit of the doubt with majority of the country. Obama’s actions in office have dampened the enthusiasm of millions who voted for him in 2008 with expectations of “change.” So the Republicans have a good shot at winning the presidency if they can nominate a semi-credible candidate.


Gillard – another right winger in charge

Labor has changed its leadership – it hasn’t changed its fundamentals. Gillard is a right winger who will rule in the interests of the bosses at our expense.

Tony Abbott: Is he Churchill or is he Spartacus?

Tony Abbott is by his own admission the political love child of Bronwyn Bishop and John Howard. With that image in mind, enjoy the rest of your day.

Barnaby Joyce and the economics of One Nation

Sometimes those from small business backgrounds can rise above their curse and achieve bourgeois greatness.  John Howard did. So too did Bob Menzies. Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke are Labor examples. What these leaders have in common is that in power they governed in the interests of big business, that small elite who make the major decisions about investment, wages, employment. […]

Can the American right make a comeback?

There is a deep anger and frustration in the US population against a government that seems willing to spend billions for bankers while counseling patience to workers.

The bosses back Labor – the Liberals split

The bosses back the Labor Party. They have found in Kevin Rudd a man to carry out John Howard’s policies without the divisiveness. This lack of divisiveness partly reflects the illusions millions have in Labor as a party of workers, as a progressive party. It also reflects a long-term trend in the trade union and working class movement – class […]

Crap Corner – Greg Sheridan from The Australian, again

Greg Sheridan from The Australian is full of it. The Left has supported the masses in Iran. But unlike Sheridan we are not lining up behind butchers like Mousavi.

Queensland has class

Working class voters decided Premier Bligh in Queensland could protect and create jobs. She can’t. Politics is about to get very interesting.

An early election

When Labor votes in the House of Representatives against the Senate amended Fair Work Bill, it is a clear sign there will be an early election. Unemployment is going to skyrocket over the next year (if not earlier) and Labor wants to do anything to avoid voter anger over that. Given 3 month Constitutional requirements – […]

Booze, bingeing and bullshit

Let’s get drunk on our power, not their poison.