Goodbye Barack Obama

President Barack Obama is making his final speeches on the success of his eight years in office. Watching his stilted speech, with great long gaps and pauses, is tantamount to watching an actor giving a monologue…before exiting the stage. He talks well without actually explaining what he is talking about. He claims exorbitant successes, especially … [Read the full story]

Will Turnbull pay attention to Indigenous issues?

Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has been in conversation with Indigenous Advisory Chairman, Warren Mundine. Turnbull has purportedly committed to working with Mundine on Indigenous issues. Warren Mundine was very angry and upset when he wasn’t consulted before calling a Royal Commission into the abuse in the Northern Territory detention centres, Mundine has been pushing the government … [Read the full story]

Jesus had 2 dads, and he turned out okay

Is Australia a Christian country? Why do I ask this question, well yesterday a knock at the door, and there stood a young man who asked me if I was a Christian. Normally I would expect to respond with get off my doorstep, but it was not a Jehovah Witness. He was erstwhile, young, and … [Read the full story]

Rudd get his Fords and Holdens mixed up

Holden versus Ford – it’s the most Australian of debates and one that has divided revheads for decades. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unintentionally lobbed himself right into the middle of it on Saturday, when a slip of the tongue saw him address one Holden stalwart as working for arch rival Ford. In Adelaide to announce … [Read the full story]

Rudd is back!

So the man who said he didn’t want the job is back as Prime Minister. Australia is well known for mateship. Standing up for your fellow man, Standing true and being a loyal friend. Am I surprised at Kevin’s about turn? Not really…it’s what is expected from a politician. I did not agree with Julia Gillards … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1941

On this day in 1941, Adolf Hitler sends two bombers to Iraq to support Rashid Ali al-Gailani in his revolt against Britain, which is trying to enforce a previously agreed upon Anglo-Iraqi alliance. At the start of the war, Iraqi Prime Minister General Nuri as-Said severed ties with Germany and signed a cooperation pact with … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1981

On May 5, 1981, imprisoned Irish Catholic militant Bobby Sands dies after refusing food for 66 days in protest of his treatment as a criminal rather than a political prisoner by British authorities. His death immediately kicked-off widespread rioting in Belfast, as young Irish-Catholic militants clashed with police and British Army patrols and started fires. … [Read the full story]

John Lydon WON’T be celebrating Thatcher’s death

Front-man of PIL, and former frontman of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon, has hit out at those celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher. The firebrand singer, who is currently on tour in Australia and getting into trouble over some remarks he made on a chat show because the interviewers were talking too loudly, spoke on … [Read the full story]

Lady Thatcher died peacefully reading the papers

This is Baroness Thatcher’s deathbed, inside The Ritz, surrounded by the people who cared for her. The Iron Lady died ‘peacefully’ here following a stroke at 11.28am on Monday, as she sat up and quietly read. Lady Thatcher, who had suffered a series of mini-strokes over the past decade, recognised the symptoms as she fell … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Already this year’s election is prompting pollies to garner television coverage. Expect future Prime Minister hopeful Kevin Rudd, to appear more often on screen and in print. There’s been a sighting of the abducted missing child who was snatched in Portugal.  She would now be ten years old.  There was a possibility that she’d been … [Read the full story]

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