And so Malcolm Turnbull tumbles, in much the same circumstances as describes his entire political career: token resistance then inevitable capitulation.
Articles from Damian Smith
The Fault In Our Star Wars
Beware spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story
In the wake of the latest mass shooting at a United States school, and almost certainly not the last, comes the inevitable madrigal of “thoughts and prayers” for the victims, as well the also inevitable refusal to make any significant changes to curb these tragedies in the future.
The merits and efficacy of gun control are clear and undeniable and I shan’t be reiterating them here - others will do so, and rightfully, but I wish to take this debate in a different direction.
forestall any conjecture and either sate your curiosity or warn you
off entirely I’ll preface this post with a summary up front - Star
Wars: The Last Jedi is one of the worst films I have ever seen. And
beware for thar be spoilers ahead.
So here we are
another celebrity accused of rampant sexual predation and the excuse
of “the Asperger’s made me do it”.
This season’s Game of Thrones is proving to be an object lesson in storytelling. Good writers, especially fantasy writers, know that you can have a deus ex machina - as long as you earn it. It needs to be foreshadowed properly, and it can’t violate the rules of your universe, but you can have one.
The Game of Thrones (not A Song of Ice and Fire) writers don’t seem to be aware of this rule and are copping the appropriate amount of criticism for it.
Billy Slater – is simply all that and a bag of crisps. Brilliant.
Hopefully Darius Boyd was sitting at home, scribbling notes about how
to be a good fullback.
Valentine Holmes – 3 great finishes for tries. Still looks more
nervous under the bomb than Dresden circa 1945. It took NSW 210
minutes of football to figure this out. Laurie Daley – supercoach.
I’ve been reluctant to comment on Pauline Hanson’s noisome remarks regarding autism and schooling. Like wildfire her vacuous bigotry requires oxygen and I am loath give her the attention she so desperately desires.
However there are times when one must stare into the abyss.
I have what was once known as Asperger’s Syndrome, now coalesced into the all-encompassing autism spectrum.
I’m one of what Hanson calls ‘those people’.
I haven’t done one of these in a while, so here we go for another round of “why I hate the NSW Blues”. Here’s my player ratings from Origin II:
Trickle-down economics used to be known by another name, in a time before the ‘mad men’ of laissez-faire capitalism branded it the must have accessory of a first world country. It used to be known as ‘Horse and Sparrow’ economics. The reasoning being that if you fed a horse enough oats then eventually, by sheer weight of averages, its dung would contain enough undigested oats for a passing sparrow to feed on.