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Toad of Toad Hall

August 23, 2021 - 18:45 -- Admin

By Ad astra   This short piece is not intended to be a serious treatise; instead it’s a light-hearted appraisal of federal politics. We have had our fill of commentaries on the ins and outs of the Canberra scene written by self-confident ‘experts’ who believe they understand the machinations of the political class. It can’t be…

Glad not happy; PM leaks against her as Delta goes viral.

August 22, 2021 - 01:30 -- Admin

“This is literally a war and we know we’ve been in a war for some time but never to this extent.” Gladys Berejiklian “Stay calm. Delta is here.” Dazzling the entire nation with her gold standard sang-froid and petulant self-righteousness, a plucky Gladys Berejiklian, premier of The Premier State, claims to be at war with…

Gladys In “Pride And Prejudice”

August 21, 2021 - 10:52 -- Admin

It is a truth universally acknowledged that should anything go wrong while a Labor government is in power it’s their fault but Liberal governments are always the victim of unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances. However little known the causes for such a disaster, the columnists and shock jocks will undoubtedly ascribe said catastrophe to Labor’s lack…

Simple, simple words, simple, simple thoughts. My methodology of writing when angry

August 21, 2021 - 06:00 -- Admin

Before writing my next article, l thought l would share my writing technique with you. The one I use when I’m upset with my government and very angry, which is most of the time, and I want to write an angry piece about it, l write down succinct reminders about how l feel before the…

Why alternative truths?

August 18, 2021 - 16:11 -- Admin

By John Haly   Much is made of the 21st century being a post-truth world. Many identified it when presidential spokesperson Kellyanne Conway defended White House Press secretary Sean Spicer’s fallacious claim about attendance numbers at Donald Trump’s inauguration. Kellyanne Conway infamously referred to Spicer’s assertions as “Alternative facts“. This became a catch cry of satirists,…