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The HSU's Kathy Jackson, that shovel, and its true symbolic meaning

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Monday, August 29, 2011,
Fellow travellers, I'm sure that you are as sick and tired as I am of all that fuss about that shovel left out the front of the home of the Health Services Union's Kathy Jackson.

Appalling right-wing commentators have gone into overdrive carping about the culture of thuggery and intimidation in so many unions. But of course this stereotype is completely divorced from reality. The truth is the exact opposite of what they say, as usual.

As we on the green left all know, union officials a...
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Australia now officially moving forward with NBN launch in Armidale

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Wednesday, May 18, 2011,
Fellow travellers, I just heard Julia Gillard on the ABC at the official launch of the National Broadband Network in Armidale, NSW. At the risk of sounding a little patriotic this is clearly a great day for Australia.

Now that the program is well underway, and - as Stephen Conroy said, on time and on budget - all those appalling NBN naysayers will just have to shut up, won't they!

The Government is truly doing it once, doing it right and doing it with fibre! And a year or two down the track, wi...
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Tim Flannery, Gaia and ant colonies

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Sunday, April 10, 2011,
Fellow travellers, why am I not surprised that the appalling Andrew Bolt thinks that our Tim Flannery's latest searing insights into the state of our planet and its potential future are "wild" and (as he said on the radio) "freaky".

But there is nothing unscientific or totalitarian about Professor Flannery's theories. They are clearly logical and undeniably egalitarian. I mean, what could be more fair and equal than a society that does not banish nature and all its teeming life forms as "the o...
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Gillard's attack on the Greens leaves us hurt and bewildered in Fremantle

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Friday, April 1, 2011,
Fellow travellers, I'm really starting to wonder what is going on in our PM's mind at the moment. Her behaviour does seem to be very odd. I mean, she's just attacked her official partners in government with some astonishingly extreme and false claims. She's clearly trying to create a real perception of difference between Labor and the Greens in the tiny minds of the great unloofahed.

Here is some of what she said:

The Greens will never embrace Labor's delight at sharing the values of everyday...
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Andrew Bolt and Tim Flannery on MTR 1377 and that "thousand years" quote

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Friday, March 25, 2011,
In a nauseating display of triumphalism, the appalling Tim Blair describes an entirely reasonable admission from Tim Flannery in his interview with Andrew Bolt on MTR1377 as if it was some gigantic faux pas that "blows the entire scam wide open".

The offending quote was this:

If we cut emissions today, global temperatures are not likely to drop for about a thousand years.

Far from exposing some kind of scam, it just shows how wise, visionary and far-thinking Professor Flannery is. It also reve...
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Brilliant Gretel Killeen on Q&A brings hope to the ABC

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Tuesday, March 1, 2011,
Fellow travellers, like many of you I tend not to watch the ABC as much as I used to. It seems to have become so much more conservative lately. It all started with the appointment of that revolting Janet Albrechtsen to the board a while ago. I mean, can't we just have a purge of reactionaries and right-wingers so that balance can be restored to our ABC?

One show in which this appalling bias is always depressingly clear is Q&A. The producers are quite brazen about it. They have people like Mira...
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Why I fully support "Ju-liar" Gillard and her carbon tax "lie"

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Friday, February 25, 2011,
Yesterday, Prime Minister Julia Gillard committed to the introduction of a carbon tax.This brave, visionary pledge to the planet was verballed into a betrayal of the Australian people by the usual conga-line of Gaia-phobic right-wingers.

I mean, really. Why are they so scrupulous all of a sudden? Remember when Tony Abbott admitted that what he said wasn't always the "gospel truth". That was so ironic because clearly that was one of the few times he actually was being straight up. They were all...
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