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Vodka bottles at the ready ...

Vodka bottles at the ready ...

The title of a Piers Akerman blog post on Monday: Former NSW ICAC Commissioner on Heiner DRINK!

Glenn Jong-Meme

Glenn Jong-Meme

Glenn Milne seems a little obsessed. Here he is a few weeks ago. In political terms Gillard went too far on Friday. Her sin was to try to pass off a $1.5 billion blowout in her Pyongyang-inspired Building the Education Revolution program as “a bump in the road” … Gillard had quietly altered the regulations […]

Compared, contrasted, consumed

Compared, contrasted, consumed

Yesterday in the comments at Dave’s post I compared and contrasted: National Times editor Darren Goodsir: Fairfax Media’s new online site, the National Times, will deliver the best in Australian journalism … It will be a home for the most lively, intelligent and engaged debates. The nationaltimes.com.au will showcase the best analysis, commentary and opinion […]

Turnbull and the Times

Turnbull and the Times

Malcolm Turnbull has taken some time out from opposition leadering to write an article for the Sydney Morning Herald. The piece starts strongly with an insightful analysis of the impact of the Internet on legacy media. The publisher, the big, established media company, has the most to lose. It is all downside. The reason the […]

33 words

33 words

Piers Akerman on Saturday: PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd may have moved to The Lodge but, intellectually, he has not left the confines of the gutter-crawling Queensland ALP and the small-minded inner circles of the document-shredding Goss Labor government. Heiner Affair: DRINK!

Three pars

Three pars

Piers Akerman’s latest column: The hypocrisy of the Rudd Government’s announcement that it would apologise to Australians robbed of their innocence in state and church institutions is beyond breathtaking. Possible recipients should consider its worth, in light of the failure of Prime Minister Rudd’s stage-managed Sorry Day stunt to achieve any changes in the sorry […]

Theme detected (maybe)

Theme detected (maybe)

I’m struggling to work out if there’s a theme to The Australian‘s commentary on the government’s Building the Education Revolution program. Here’s Glenn Milne in today’s edition: In political terms Gillard went too far on Friday. Her sin was to try to pass off a $1.5 billion blowout in her Pyongyang-inspired Building the Education Revolution […]

Science proved, debate over

Science proved, debate over

Reader Johnny Come Lately notes the opening paragraph of a story in The Age: SCIENTISTS studying Victoria’s crippling drought have, for the first time, proved the link between rising levels of greenhouse gases and the state’s dramatic decline in rainfall. He says: I think her use of the word “proved” is misleading; instead she should […]

Open thread 31 August '09

Open thread 31 August '09

We love having you comment here at Pure Poison but it’s a little bit difficult for discussion to continue uninterrupted on specific posts when off-topic comments land in the middle of them. So each day we’ll launch an open thread where you can leave comments that don’t quite fit on one of the other posts. […]

Welcome, Dave

Welcome, Dave

After a couple of excellent guest posts, I’d like to officially welcome Pure Poison‘s fourth contributor: Dave Gaukroger. When speaking in the third person Dave describes himself thusly: Dave Gaukroger lives in rural NSW and began blogging in 2007, after finally deleting his World of Warcraft account. Dave works in the technology sector, which is […]