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Topic: Tony Abbott
Abbott’s Cabinet: No, no, we are not feminists!

Abbott’s Cabinet: No, no, we are not feminists!

Australia's only female minister is fully supported by Cabinet colleagues in her message to the people.

A drawing a day: MSM Redhead strikeout

A drawing a day: MSM Redhead strikeout

The drawing: Tony Abbott's furrowed brow.

A drawing a day: Redhead strikes

A drawing a day: Redhead strikes

The image: Tony Abbott's face, at 20 seconds, and at 9 mins and 30 seconds, into the speech.

The Interregnum

The Interregnum

Interregum. I’m really enjoying it. You? In·ter·reg·num Plural:  interregnums or interregna 1: the time during which a throne is vacant between two successive reigns or regimes 2: a period during which the normal functions of government or control are suspended 3: a lapse or pause in a continuous series Latin, from inter- + regnum reign […]

A Hung Pavlova (an illustrated election night dinner)

A Hung Pavlova (an illustrated election night dinner)

Magically, human action (voters voting) has intersected with intangible reality (a cynical campaign) to manifest in statistical justice — the hung parliament expresses pretty exactly the public’s disenchantment with same-old politics. On the night Julia Gillard couldn’t see the flames for the smoke, advising that ‘the people have spoken and it’s going to take a […]

Old habits (I’m “not very good at politics” and I vote; I’m stupid and I vote)

Old habits (I’m “not very good at politics” and I vote; I’m stupid and I vote)

I dug up this image from my post ‘On politics: Abbott‘ of last December. Come Saturday Tony Abbott will be on, or brought to his knees. He may get to swap his oppositional habit for glamorous prime ministerial regalia. I was having an espresso at a cafe this morning. (Actually, at the second cafe, into […]

Is Julia Gillard homophobic? Or just whistling? (On same-sex marriage)

Is Julia Gillard homophobic? Or just whistling? (On same-sex marriage)

Is Julia maybe a teensy bit homophobic? Or just par-for-the-course, predictably, utterly cynical? I’ve been wondering and the result, alas, is this rather long post — but I figured we needed the facts, ma’am, just the facts. However it does have a conclusion, thank Google. This either/or has arisen several times now, in prominent spots, […]