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#Morrisonsongs

July 7, 2014 - 11:28 -- Admin

Hard not to hear this Foreigner anthem about Scott Morrison whenever he pops up to do some other horrible thing to more than justify it. So few changes required it’s almost redundant amending the lyrics at all.

Cold As Ice

You’re as cold as ice
You’re willing to sacrifice their lives

You never take advice
Today they’ll pay the price
I know

Because, for women, there’s really no such thing as the passive male gaze

May 31, 2014 - 19:06 -- Admin

So I had a friend who went for a walk one sunny morning this week. As he was standing waiting for the lights to change, there was what he describes as a particularly attractive young woman, in very tight jeans and a revealing top, standing in front of him with her partner. He only glanced for a moment, but he did notice her. She seemed to sense his look and, without turning around, pulled on a bulky jacket that covered down to her knees, and took her partner’s hand.

Fixer Upper

May 29, 2014 - 09:09 -- Admin

OK, so Frozen is a kids’ movie – but it’s not like the messages in such things don’t have an effect that’s important to critique. And if Andrew Bolt can be published in the Herald Sun ranting about The Incredibles or Godzilla, I can damn well write something on a blog about a track I accidentally got stuck in my head.

So, while I sit here recovering from hospital with a cat perched on my shoulders (seriously, Polly, wtf), I’d just like to object to the song “Fixer Upper”.

Abbott government creates interest-incurring personal debt for 1.5 million Australians

May 25, 2014 - 22:20 -- Admin

Conservatives like to make a big deal about sovereign risk – the idea that if a new government is willing to change the rules after people have entered into deals with it, then people will not trust it in future, and its costs of doing business will increase.

Apparently that doesn’t matter if the people with whom it’s doing business are ordinary Australians.

Tony Abbott finally says something so obviously against Australia’s interests that media stop covering for him; public turns*

January 25, 2014 - 07:24 -- Admin

Even if you have little sympathy for the fellow human beings fleeing persecution and asking for our help, even if you’ve internalised ridiculously misleading and flat-out inaccurate phrases like “illegals”, “queue jumpers”, “country shoppers”, and “non-genuine refugees”… if you’re otherwise a rational Australian you’d realise that a few thousand people on boats could never damage our country as much as a significant deterioration in our relationship with Indonesia, our most populous neighbour