I want to go into this weekend celebrating love. As you’ve no doubt read, our friends over the trench, have made it legal to marry the person you love, no matter your sex. One MPs speech was brilliant, and I look forward to many big gay rainbows in the future! The breaking into a Maori . . . → Read More: Fantastic Oration on Friday
Last night, I went running. I say last night, but since I’m writing this post on Wednesday afternoon, it’s going to be tonight. But by the time you read this, it will be last night. I may let you know how it went.
Other times I go to the gym and lift weight. Just small . . . → Read More: Forget lifting weights…
During my (now extended) commute to work via school and daycare, I heard of the Head Ranga’s intention to bolster the coffers of our high schools by taking dollars away from tertiary education. My initial reaction was something like the quiet words of the Virgin Mary: “Come again?” With so many mentioning the skill shortage . . . → Read More: Topics on Tuesday – is our education system gone-ski?
I find a sick serendipity to have finished reading The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis, followed by North Korea going the full cuckoo. Maybe they need to read this book. Does anyone know if it has been translated into Korean?
A predominant bud on its theme tree is mankind’s feverish need to . . . → Read More: Hilarity, or war?
It was recently announced that Margaret Thatcher has passed away.
Her policies and politics certainly divided the United Kingdom, and sometimes beyond, but it can’t be denied Britain’s first female Prime Minister it can’t be denied that she blazed the way for many other women, possibly including our own first female Prime Minister in Australia.
. . . → Read More: Baroness Margaret Thatcher 1925 – 2013
In case you missed it yesterday, the wheels of political machinations turned. And, to continue with the wheel analogy, we ended up back where we started.
According to some media reports, Gillard “stared down” Kevin Rudd. Or, from another point of view, Rudd said months ago that he wouldn’t stand again, and he didn’t.
Over . . . → Read More: FOF – Well, that was a bit of an anti-climax…
As we discussed the other day, the upcoming election is beginning to feel like we’re stuck between choosing the lesser of to weasels, sorry, evils.
So, time for a change. We need a another alternative: The Australian SplatOn Party!
What are our policies? You tell me! Write below what our platform should be, how shall . . . → Read More: The SplatOn Party
Peter Craven in a recent article said:
Take Slipper, the tainted sacrificial victim. His private SMS about vaginas and shell-less mussels is so intimately familiar to everyone that the wonder is not that it was uttered, or even texted, but that anyone could be blown out of the water by such a commonplace of sexist . . . → Read More: Putting the boot into Slipper
Last week, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, and the former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie both called for the abolishment of States, in favour of larger local councils reporting directly to the federal government.
How do the Splatters feel about this? What issues do you see for and against the idea?
I know a few Splatters will be back at work today, so I thought we could make you think.
Every year on New Year’s Eve, a friend from Facebook and her gathered friends will put together a list of predictions.
One of them must be personal and the other is usually related to politics or . . . → Read More: Predictions for 2013