Thursday, September 15, 2005

Dispatches

I have a flat brain this week as I am on a detox (yes a real one, so its not all that fun). But some things are worthy of pulling me briefly out of my fug, so will have a quick rant.

• Bye bye Scott. As I blog, he’s jetting his way back home. The cost of his stay in Aus so far? Well, I bet the Lonely Planet Guide didn’t warn you to add $130 a day for your time in detention, your flight home and two extra tickets for the kind security personnel to accompany you there. Oh and don’t forget to add 10% gst to that.

• With the senate in a wash of blue, the sale of Telstra has been zipped through without debate. As for cowardly, cowardly custard Joyce. Did anyone think they could really trust a National MP to save the day?

• Mark Lathan has spat the dummy and written a book. The teaser in the press today promises lots of anti-Labour ranting (strangely, to date, Mark is still a paid up member of the party but I’d be guessing expulsion is just around the corner at this rate), quite a bit on how Kim really isn’t a nice man after all and what else? Who the hell cares? Get over it Mark.

• Something involving some blokes, bats and a ball has made some people in England very happy this week. Some others in Australia share the jubilation – SBS is back to normal programming.


A massage this afternoon. A sauna on the weekend. The joy of cooked versus raw vegetables tonight. Life aint too tough really.

4 Comments:

Blogger Aleks - Anarcho-Syndicalist said...

The ALP and their leaders. I don't know who is a bigger right-wing tosser; Latham or Beazley.

On the topic of Scott, of course Beazley came out and supported his deportation. When is the ALP going to get a leader whi is a vertabrate?

8:34 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

"The ALP and their leaders", lets not stop there Alex! The ALP and their policies, their preferences for family first, their inability to stand up to Howard.

But sadly the major effect of this storm in a tea cup is going to be more support to our current government. Or at least, attention taken away from them when we need to critique new laws such as the powers that have been handed over to our Intelligence community.

8:18 am  
Blogger Brownie said...

re the unnecessary deportation escorts: I would like to be assured (since Mr Parkin has been billed for their fares) that these two did not clear customs at LAX, but boarded the next available flight back to USAtralian soil. I would hate to think they rang Charlie Sheen for hints on having a really good time in LA.

2:06 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

As Parkin was being billed for their accommodation in LA, i guess there are no assurances for a turn around. I wonder if he got billed for 'entertainment expenses' too?

2:10 pm  

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