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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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The Bushby-Wong meow-row and the barbaric sexism of the Liberal Party

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Thursday, June 2, 2011,
Fellow travellers, I'm sure you have all heard of this latest appalling act by the Opposition, in which the vile David Bushby meowed at sassy sister Penny Wong. Of course the right-wing knuckle draggers in the Liberal Party have argued that it was a comparatively minor insult, and that Labor politicians are capable of vile attacks as well. Their media apologists cite Mark Latham's use of the insult "skanky ho" against Janet Albrechtsen, and Julia Gillard's description of Christopher Pyne as a...
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The boxer Tony Abbott and his fighting words

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Saturday, April 2, 2011,
Fellow travellers, we all know that white male Christian conservatives are seething with inner violence, determined to inflict as much damage upon women, minorities and non-human persons (animals) as possible. The perfect example is that Neanderthal budgie-smuggling pugilist Tony Abbott.

The man is clearly a concentrated ball of hatred and anger. It's obvious every time he appears on the television. There's the always confrontational body language, the patriarchal walk. And his language is jus...
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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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Tanya Plibersek destroys Scott Morrison on Lateline

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Saturday, March 26, 2011,
If anyone is in any doubt whatsoever about just how eeevil the Liberal Party is then they should have a look at this debate on the ABC's Lateline between the abominable Scott Morrison and the sassy, feisty and undeniably empowered Tanya Plibersek.

Here she is saying what really needs to be said about those shameful and mysogynous signs calling Julia Gillard a witch and a bitch at that wingnut rally against the carbon tax:

TANYA PLIBERSEK: There needs to be an apology from the Leader of the Op...
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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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Julia, Labor, and the potential nuclear power shift

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Wednesday, December 1, 2010,
Fellow travellers I am sure that you are all as deeply appalled by recent developments regarding Labor's ban on nuclear power as I am. It looks like Julia may actually allow a debate about whether they should allow it. This is horribly, terrifyingly irrational, fellow travellers!

And this argument that if they can debate gay marriage, then they should also be allowed to debate nuclear power is highly specious (as well as speciesist). I mean, gay marriage is an extremely important issue that i...
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