Browsing Archive: May, 2011

Gail Dines, Leslie Cannold and pornography on the ABC's Q&A

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Wednesday, May 25, 2011,
Both my feminist cat Jocelyn and I were over the moon knowing that two of the world's foremost feminists would be making a TV appearance last Monday night. Yes, the sassy Gail Dines and Australia's own patriarchal-paradigm buster Leslie Cannold were to be panelists on our favourite show, Q and A. We were so excited, we danced a dance of empowerment and joy!

But sadly as the debate wore on it became apparent that there was more than a little enmity between the two notable thinkers. It pains me ...
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Capitalists wrong as usual. David Hicks should profit from his book!

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Tuesday, May 24, 2011,
Right-wingers are nothing if not predictable. And their greedy philosophy is not only truly eeevil, but also inconsistent. Take their reaction to our fellow traveller David Hicks and his searing and unflinchingly honest book about his ordeal in the hell holes of the Great McSatan.

While the Australian Government decides whether to let Hicks receive the proceeds from the tome, free market zealots like Iain Hall spout fatuous nonsense like this:

Hmm I very much hope that the profits from this boo...
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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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Those asylum seekers are not faking their ages, okay!

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Monday, May 16, 2011,
Really, these constant attacks on the credibility of asylum seekers are becoming too offensive for words. The latest racist accusation being used by the Right is that some of them are faking their ages to gain special treatment. The abominable Tim Blair takes a predictably fatuous line, sneering at the fact that some of those claiming to be teenagers have no hair.

Well, actually it's quite possible that they can be both balding and under 18. These people are clearly under great stress, and th...
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Wingnuts go gaga over ratings for The Bolt Report

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Monday, May 9, 2011,
It's hardly surprising that media blowhard Andrew Bolt's predictably aggressive, sensationalist and simplistic tabloid talk show on Ten would rate highly for that Sunday morning time slot. Of course he and his masters and backers (no doubt including the appalling Gina Rinehart) are just over the moon with the figures. It's typical of their thinking: more and bigger is always better.

Well, all it really means is that a bunch of brain dead, racist, climate change denialist warmongers were happy ...
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Alana Johnson, Leslie Cannold right to sledge joy at Osama's death

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Tuesday, May 3, 2011,
If there's one thing we can count on, fellow travellers, it's the revolting coarseness of the conservative commentariat. Their latest display of utter barbarism was jubilation at the clearly illegal, cold-blooded, extra-judicial murder of Osama bin Laden. This appalling act by the ultimate rogue state, performed deep in the territory of another sovereign nation and without its knowledge or permission defiles us all. Yet Rupert's rotties are calling it a "triumph for freedom".

Can you believe t...
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