What has happened to this country? It is like the chicken & the
egg scenario, are we drawn to sensationalism because it is handed
to us by the media OR do the media mete out the ridiculous
hyperbole because the [...] Read More...
The blood sport that has been our politics has been particularly
unedifying and to be perfectly frank, has depressed the hell out of
me. I don’t mean the fanbois type cheering of Rudd vs Gillard
camps, or the [...] Read More...
Mr Birmingham, who lives in this great state of Queensland
questioned why State of Origin matters, yes, titled “Remind me why
this Origin thingy matters”. Now I know Mr Birmingham has children
and this is [...] Read More...
My daughter Caitlin ( @LacyMartini ) had her first foray into
public activism yesterday and I have to say I was both thrilled and
scared for her. I was thrilled that as a young person she was
entering the [...] Read More...
Or should the question be: In a male-dominated society, how did
they manage such momentous and rapid revolution? This was an
excellent forum that I sadly had to miss, luckily the lovely Xanthe
was live tweeting [...] Read More...
Enough is enough. This grubby Howard Sattler business is the last
straw! I may not be an academic like the everywhere ‘Feminist for
Hire’ Eva Cox, or a so-called ‘Woman’s Authority’ like Mia Feedman,
I [...] Read More...
Don't know an Asylum Seeker? Robyn Oyeniyi does, in fact, shock
horror, she fell in love and married one. Do yourself a favour,
purchase Love versus Goliath, be inspired, educated and understand. Read More...
Yes, I am a Queenslander so before anyone can call me a hypocrite,
yes, I was filthy with Paul Gallen’s punching form on Wednesday
night. Like many Queenslanders I screamed at the TV as well,
calling him a [...] Read More...
Skimming past “The Block (Eagles shit from high in the sky) Series”
the other night got me thinking that this is all seems so
repetitive. Not picking on that show, or at least not that show
more than any other [...] Read More...
The current state of our politics is so pathetic, that is shames me
to admit, if I did not have a friend standing as a candidate I
would not bother voting this year. I would just walk into the booth
and write [...] Read More...
I know I will probably peeve many with this post, though 140
characters on twitter is just not enough to explain a position on
something and this morning I successfully annoyed just about
everyone I know on all [...] Read More...
Richard Chirgwin Tweets Politics
Many of you are most likely aware that yesterday a bill was
introduced in Parliament to increase the Medicare Levy to help fund
'DisabilityCare', still more commonly referred to online as #NDIS.
What many of you [...] Read More...
Before anyone gets offended by that title, let me explain. Religion
and Faith is a topic that will always get people riled up, angry,
mostly offended in same way shape or form. It is a difficult one to
discuss [...] Read More...
Normally I try to stay away from the whole anti-vax thing. You can
trash a politician, be scathing about the Government, but question
a parents decision and all hell will break loose & be heaped
upon you. I see [...] Read More...
Well, we are currently living on acreage and there is nature all around, made more alive and real by the fact that it never seems to stop raining. It is so green, alive and you can literally smell and hear life [...] Read More...