I enjoyed activism school, too

Yes, I am wearing my hair a little longer these days.

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27 Responses to I enjoyed activism school, too

  1. entropy

    I’m disappointed Blair didn’t try to work out the average age of those attending. For extra points, he could have surveyed brand and style of footwear.

    I just love the conformism of the left that makes it so easy to stereotype them.

  2. Mr Rusty

    I thought that was Marcia Langton.
    (Sorry Judith for that horrible slur.)

  3. Tom

    The fruitcakes have just worked out that everyone else has just worked they’re unrepresentative swill. The one thing that distresses the Greenfilth left fringe more than anything else is going out of fashion.

  4. C.L.

    Read the post, saw the gentleman pictured and expected the byline to be ‘Sinclair Davidson.’

  5. Gab

    Did you have vegan or vegetarian for lunch, Judith? Or did you escape and opt for the noodles like Blair did?

  6. Judith Sloan

    Took early mark, of course.

  7. blogstrop

    Shoebridge has tried to get back at Blair – he may regret that.

  8. So were there any actual lefties at Activism School, or was it like The Man Who Was Thursday?

  9. Des Deskperson

    ‘I just love the conformism of the left that makes it so easy to stereotype them’

    Dunno about the rest of Australia, but in Canberra your average leftist is:
    Over 55
    beards for men, short hair for women – both grey
    Kathmandu vests
    moleskin trousers in winter; in summer, those pants that that are detachable below the knee
    Akubra hats
    those bands that go around the neck to secure one’s glasses
    On wheels: Subaru Foresters and/or recliner bikes.

  10. Baldrick

    Come clean Judith … we all know that was your stand-in/double Emmylou Harris at the activist school, and not you!

  11. james

    Judging from the response it seems the one thing Lefties simply cannot stand is ridicule.

  12. sabrina

    Good salon(s) and excellent haircut(s), at least for the two heads we see almost in full.

  13. Rabz

    Dunno about the rest of Australia, but in Canberra your average leftist is:
    Over 55
    beards for men, short hair for women – both grey
    Kathmandu vests
    moleskin trousers in winter; in summer, those pants that that are detachable below the knee
    Akubra hats
    those bands that go around the neck to secure one’s glasses
    On wheels: Subaru Foresters and/or recliner bikes*.

    Spot on, Deskie.

    *Recumbents

  14. entropy

    They can’t stand ridicule because they take themselves too seriously.

  15. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I am wearing my hair longer now too, Judith. It must be the zeitgeist.

    I am driving Da Hairy Ape to despair, pointing out the hair length of all female media presenters and others in the public eye. Long hair is it, I tell him, with comments as to styling and length in each case. The growing out phase can be difficult if it has been short earlier, I advise him. ABC newsreader Juanita is having a very weird time of it lately, I point out specifically for him.

    Personally, I blame the Duchess of Cambridge for setting this trend. What followers we all are.

    You are not watching da news properly, Lizzie, complains my HIA.
    I am watching it my way, I tell him.

    ps I have been to too many activist sessions in my earlier years to ever want to visit one again.
    I prefer noting hairstyles these days if I want to waste my time. Activist hairstyles are always bad.

  16. Gab

    My gorgeous but very sexist old Italian father-in-law used to say about women “long hair, short brains”. lol. He thought he was God’s gift to women ’til the day he died.

  17. calli

    moleskin trousers in winter; in summer, those pants that that are detachable below the knee

    Good heavens! My dearest has those…and loves them. No Akubra though (I have an ancient narrow brimmed squatters style), we’re both cleanshaven :) greyheads, but anything from Kathmandu is banned.

    And as for Forresters…ugh.

    The question I am asking myself is – am I a closet leftie, or is Sydney a whole other leftie schtick?

  18. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    No Akubra though

    Big hat, no cattle.

  19. calli

    Zulu, I had always known it as…the bigger the hat, the smaller the farm. Maybe not in Texas though.

  20. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    On wheels: Subaru Foresters and/or recliner bikes.

    Cripes, thanks ever so much, Des.

    I’ve been thinking about getting one of those recumbent 3 wheel bikes. I am a big bastard and when I come off the normal kind I always break a bone or two, or further screw up a joint (broke my effing shoulder doing that at the start of the year). Which effect, as an exercise programme, could suck a medicine ball through a hundred yards of garden hose. The gym takes care of the anaerobic exercise but not the aerobic….

    But it’s not worth being mistaken for a greenfilther.

    How about if I mount a goat skull mit horns on it? Or a gun mount? Whaleskin-leather seat maybe?

    There’s a blurb about fishing kayaks around here someplace….

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Or a gun mount?

    I’m threatening twin GPMG’s….

  22. CatAttack

    I find it interesting that most of what amounts to political satire on Australian TV think The Chaser, Sean Macilife and any number of a TV comics have s left wing bent yet Left Green blogs are almost without exception earnest PC endeavors with nary a laugh too be seen (except for lampooning Abbott).

    Which is why Catallaxy is so refreshing. People seem to be able to argue but with humour.

  23. Lochlinnie

    @Elizabeth (Lizzie) B : No need to go to all the trouble of growing out one’s hair these days. Wonderful ponytails, buns and a variety of swishy little things for a girls head all available on the net. Most of them are attached to Claw Clips – just pin your own hair back, clip on your hairpiece and you’re good to go. Get your hair/h.piece matched in colour. Great fun, who said we older chicky babes can’t have long hair!

  24. Fred Furkenburger

    CatAttack, that’s because conservatives/real libertarians don’t take themselves so seriously!

  25. CatAttack

    Fred. Yep I think you are right. I’m happy to proven wrong on any issue if I’m presented with an argument based on reason and evidence.

    Which is why the simplistic group-think infographic approach beloved of Get Up / Greens on social media drives me to distraction. The belief that everything no matter how complex can be reduced to a couple of shallow but snappy one liners is fatuous in the extreme.

    If I receive one more bloody Palm Oil post on Facebook I might go postal.

  26. Cato the Elder

    when I come off the normal kind I always break a bone or two, or further screw up a joint

    Simple rule: black side down, shiny side up.

  27. old bloke

    Took early mark, of course.

    Which leaves me wondering; was there an afternoon session?

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