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Tallarook, Gillard, Rudd, Greece, Spain, Fukushima, Jo Chandler, and the sizzle of snags on a barbie

Things are crook in Tallarook as the whole world seems to be in a worrying spin of decline and crisis.Close to home it looks like Ray’s hopes of a love resurrection for Labor may be on very rocky ground indeed with polling now showing that his blessed Kevin Rudd would not hold his seat at the next election:

Click for the awful truth about Labor’s prospects

But there’s more as the expected crisis in the euro zone is coming to a pustular head as panic stricken Greeks and Spaniards attempt to protect their savings by withdrawing their money from the banks which is precipitating the gamblers on the stock market to likewise run screaming from the markets:

Don’t Panic!!!!

Meanwhile Brendan O’Neil explains to us just why the Green panic about Nuclear energy is hurting Japan in a far more serious way than the tsunami disaster at Fukushima with more set to die in Japan’s sweltering summer than met their end as a result of the reactor crisis.

link to search result to avoid Paywall

Closer to home though it seems that Jo Chandler has been busy following the Fuzzy Wuzzy twitter-verse again as she gives us a rather patronising exposition of PNG politics where she waxes lyrically about the potential for “activists” to influence the results of the election through social networking. Maybe someone should explain to her that maybe good governance and an end to endemic corruption might just be more efficacious to that country rather than more idiots taking to Twitter:

Click for the whole patronising source

Well that’s what I have found on this morning’s trawl of the world’s news and views. Not quite sure that I can do better in terms of unifying this into something that is internally consistent as an argument beyond my initial observation that “Things are crook in Tallarook” But then that is just the way that I see things this morning. On a brighter note I’m off to a Barbie at the other end of the known universe (Cleveland ) today which should be  a nice day out in my sports car with my daughter .
Cheers Comrades

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3 Comments

  1. Damian says:

    What’s your fixation with Chandler? You’ve either misunderstood or misrepresented her piece. The mention of twitter – along with blogging – is only one aspect of the article and not its main one. Further, your patronising comment about corruption and governance shows that you neither understand the political context nor consider that good governance is precisely what the “idiots on twitter” are calling for. And that’s only one of the articles you commented on. Iain pls.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    Fixed your typo Damian.
    What precisely are you meaning by “pls” you have used it a few times and I don’t quite get why.

    What’s your fixation with Chandler? You’ve either misunderstood or misrepresented her piece.

    No I understood her piece perfectly well, its just that I don’t share the faith that you both obviously have in twitter as an agent of political change.

    Further, your patronising comment about corruption and governance shows that you neither understand the political context nor consider that good governance is precisely what the “idiots on twitter” are calling for.

    Tweeting about such issues may make the twits feel a sense of involvement but there is no evidence that it has any real effect on politics in PNG.

    And that’s only one of the articles you commented on.

    Well I just call it as I see it mate feel free to make any counter argument you please.

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    What’s your fixation with Chandler?

    What’s hers with him?

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