Friday, September 16, 2005

Keillor V.

What a joke!

good luck guys

Kevin Rudd media whore!

Rob Irwin thinks ALP Minister Kevin Rudd is a media junkie.

Mark Latham agrees "Addicted to the media and leaking. A junior minister in government at best."
but with the media in a spin over the new Latham diary's, of course Mr Rudd just couldn't help him self. if anyone then decided to turn on their TV set, or listen to their radio... there was Rudd! In the media again! Even though he was in the US... even though it was pitch black outside... even though he was in completely the wrong timezone to really be on top of the story... there he was! He'd found a camera crew, set himself up in what appeared to be a carpark and was, naturally, having his say. Turn on the radio, and it was a similar story - but it was finding a TV crew in the middle of the night in a carpark which really took the biscuit for me.
Nice work Rob.

Are you restricted from Instant Messengers at work?

Just check the lifehacker feed and found this little beauty!

never go with out IM at work again!

Arsenals Woes.

Arsenal have continued to struggle this season, with a desperate 2-1 win over FC Thun, but only thanks to a 92nd minute winner from Bergkamp.

Soccernet's Insider says describes it the best I think, saying
Some of the Arsenal players on show earn more in a week than their opponents earn in two years and that statement puts the scale of what should have been a mismatch into perspective. Yet it wasn't so obvious on the pitch.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Missy Higgins blog


I noticed you have started a blog over at ( thats great. It's good to see Aussie artists getting involved in the blogsphere, but can I make a suggestion, why don't you don't you place your blog in this site ( The mySpace thing was a good start but to me it all seems a bit too marketing driven.

I love your album and your songs are magic, I've been to a couple of your shows, and I believe you have a lot to say in the blogsphere, but the mySpace site just seems so cluttered. I had to search through all your marketing stuff to find your actual blog posts. I think if you placed it on added a blog link on the side maybe under "Latest News" and did all your blogging here it would be much more effective, and you should defiantly add a RSS feed, (obviously you won't know what this means.. or maybe you do, but the web guy/girl who did you website should know so ask them).

Anyways, best of luck in the US, hope to see you back in Oz soon.


Monday, September 12, 2005

Melbourne: Australia's most "bombable city"

yournewreality has a post with quality Al Qaeda quotes, when I say quotes I mean words inside "", not sure whether these are actual quotes, hopefully not.
Fashionistas down south claim the Al Qaeda announcement is yet another sign of just how "cool" Melbourne had become.
Dunno about you but when I think of Al Qaede I don't think "cool". "yeeeeeeaah lets move out of our cave and move to Melbourne." (not actual quote)

Sydney parking "police"

Rob Irwin writes "Sydney parking "police" are despised at the best of times, but they really take the cake for recently booking five buses which had double parked to enable 250 World War II veterans to get on board."

Mike Moore

Mike Moore is jumping all over this as you would imagine, and writes in a letter to Republicans
how do you feel about the utter contempt Mr. Bush has shown for your safety? C'mon, give me just a moment of honesty. Don't start ranting on about how this disaster in New Orleans was the fault of one of the poorest cities in America. Put aside your hatred of Democrats and liberals and anyone with the last name of Clinton. Just look me in the eye and tell me our President did the right thing after 9/11 by naming a horse show runner as the top man to protect us in case of an emergency or catastrophe.
Are we safer now than before 9/11? When you learn that behind the horse show runner, the #2 and #3 men in charge of emergency preparedness have zero experience in emergency preparedness, do you think we are safer?
When you look at Michael Chertoff, the head of Homeland Security, a man with little experience in national security, do you feel secure?
This one really rings a bell in Aust as Howard seems to be following the lead of America, in privatized everything.
Do you really believe that turning over important government services to private corporations has resulted in better services for the people?
Then he goes on to give GW a bit more of a bash.
That's not a joke. The day the hurricane hit and the levees broke, Mr. Bush, John McCain and their rich pals were stuffing themselves with cake. A full day after the levees broke (the same levees whose repair funding he had cut), Mr. Bush was playing a guitar some country singer gave him. All this while New Orleans sank under water.
It would take ANOTHER day before the President would do a flyover in his jumbo jet, peeking out the widow at the misery 2500 feet below him as he flew back to his second home in DC. It would then be TWO MORE DAYS before a trickle of federal aid and troops would arrive. This was no seven minutes in a sitting trance while children read "My Pet Goat" to him. This was FOUR DAYS of doing nothing other than saying "Brownie (FEMA director Michael Brown), you're doing a heck of a job!"
And on this sacred day of remembrance, do you think we honor or shame those who died on 9/11/01? If we learned nothing and find ourselves today every bit as vulnerable and unprepared as we were on that bright sunny morning, then did the 3,000 die in vain?

George Bush in New Orleans

Originally uploaded by teeerevor.

This sums up GW's emergency response.