Category Archives: Taking out the trash

Conan, what is best in life?

To crush your enemies, see them driven before you and to hear the lamentations of their journalists! Woof. Classified name revealed of special operations dog wounded in syria raid that killed Baghdadi.

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Just go!

A headline in The Australian caught my eye this morning: I would return to parliament if the Liberals asked me, says Tony Abbott Such astonishing arrogance. People get into the Parliament when voters vote for them.  Abbott lost his seat … Continue reading

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Regulators discover Parliamentary accountability

One of the fig-leaves that so-called “independent” government agencies  rely to justify their lack of democratic accountability is that they are required to appear before the Parliament and answer questions.  Usually this is just a nonsense. Politicians are time-poor generalists … Continue reading

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Some people never learn

A few years ago we posted a piece about Michael West – then employed by the now defunct Fairfax Media: An international expert who can’t tell the difference between revenue and taxable income? Really? A journalist that doesn’t bother to … Continue reading

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Calling bullshit on the New Zealand chief censor

David Shanks, New Zealand’s “chief censor”, has an op-ed in the Daily Telegraph. Sounds like he has a tough job. I’ve never seen so many film festival movies as I did in my first year, watching them at a cinema … Continue reading

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C.L. : No country for old Catholics

It was a combination of unwavering viciousness and happenstance that allowed evil to win in the Coen brothers’ celebrated neo-noir neo-Western. Hopes for a just denouement were dashed on the rocks of brutal reality – though it must be acknowledged, … Continue reading

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Chinese influence in universities

It used to be that communists hid under our beds, now they go to university. This story has been developing in The Australian over the last few weeks and has now jumped across to the AFR. Education department officials as … Continue reading

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… and, um, Sinclair

There was an article in the AFR this morning reporting on Kristina Keneally’s increasingly hysterical campaign against the CPAC conference being held in Sydney this week. On Wednesday she said the conference at the Rydges World Square Hotel came amid “the … Continue reading

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Spying allegations

There is a rather breathless piece in the Australian this morning talking about a computer scientist at UNSW working with ‘generals’ in the Chinese military. A University of NSW computer science professor co-authored researc­h with Chinese generals linked to Beijing’s … Continue reading

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Should have gone to Specsavers…

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