Bronwyn Bishop is an “independent speaker”

Bronwyn Bishop is an “independent speaker”

Sietta x Jaytee - Don’t Let it Go (URTHBOY Flip)

FINALLY some music for the cause

Ps I miss The Herd does anyone else miss them I do

Oh dear god what have we done

Oh dear god what have we done



Re: the ALP, if it wasn’t all so depressing

The Video You Were Never Supposed to See

Appalling assault on democracy - vested interests in media ownership do NOT reflect a healthy democracy, regardless of the interests themselves.

This video gives an invaluable insight into the anti-science lobby’s plans to harness media power via the “super wealthy” in Australia, Gina Rineheart’s recent share takeover in Fairfax Media, and the holy grail of fair and balanced reporting that is apparently Fox News…

PS: Gina could really just be the tip of the iceberg. Thirty six hours ago fellow billionaire mining magnate and the Liberal Party’s biggest donor, Clive Palmer, flippantly said that he loved the idea of following Rinehart’s lead, telling Lateline:

That looks attractive, Fairfax, doesn’t it? Fairfax looks very exciting. You could have an east-west play with Fairfax. Gina should come from the west and buy 15 per cent and we could buy 30 per cent from the eastern side of Australia and really get the place humming again.” (GetUp)

NM: Let’s Catch The Flying Fish Of Prosperity

By Ben Pobjie

What is Abbott’s vision? Well, to a certain extent asking that question sullies the whole concept, but if we must, we must.

First let us look at the title of his speech, “My Plan For A Stronger Economy And A Stronger Australia”. Wow. I have to catch my breath just reading that. I mean, for a start, the word “my”. He leaves you in no doubt it’s “his” plan. He’s not hiding behind bureaucrats or modelling or mysterious gypsies: this plan is all him, and he will stand by it. You have to admire that sort of courage.

First he pointed out how the Gillard “government” has caused debt levels to spiral to the point that every man, woman and child owes $6000. Now that should cut through. Maybe you’re happy with your kids being harassed by debt collectors, but I’m not. Well played Tony. Then he elaborated exactly how he would fix this problem: namely, to build a stronger economy. Perhaps you’re sensing a theme here — a BRILLIANT THEME.

So there is the Abbott plan, beautiful in its simplicity, ingenious in its construction, and inspirational in its conception: stop doing bad things, do better things instead, spend less money except on things that we should spend more money on, and a rock-solid guarantee that in all likelihood the government will make some pretty good decisions at some point.