election

Look i’m one of these people who believes that Barack is genuine. Because i’ve read his accounts of working as a community organiser in the South side of Chicago. Here he talks about that experience with a bunch of kids who just got him re-elected. And i know that success for him is not just…

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Following the series of election videos comes this triumph from Taiwan. This is a must-watch video!! Especially for Julia’s laughter at the crucial moment. Yes the commentary is in Taiwanese (i think), but you get the picture. And a very good turn from Paul Keating on Radio national breakfast, before the election (while Rudd was…

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It was a joy to hear Billy Bragg on 3RRR this morning as i drove to work. His new songs are moving and poignant, heartfelt as always, although he’s mildly smoothed out his rough accent for the singing. (Interview podcasted via libsyn, and playable right here: He had some words of encouragement for people who…

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Today’s letter-to-the-editor writers suggest that the Liberal party hacks caught distributing fake pamphlets are another example of a party machine that is thoroughly “beneath contempt“. There’s plenty of community anger over this episode. Of course the wives knew nothing, and the heads of the party knew nothing. Just like the heads of the party knew…

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