My Latest Twitter Updates

  • How many journalists would like a dose of their own medicine? http://auspol.info/dy7P0K – Lisa Pryor on being sceptical about your own power #
  • Salve for a scalding start: http://auspol.info/a4yOdN – Tony Wright's first day as a reporter included interviewing Malcolm Fraser. #
  • Big miners gave Rudd the fight he was looking for: http://auspol.info/cpi2or – Peter Hartcher on how things are not always as they seem. #
  • Maxine McKew, climate change and another pointer to ALP and voter sentiment: http://auspol.info/c7Y5DV – the margin in Bennelong is 1.4% #
  • RT @markgkenny: Rudd eyes an August election: http://auspol.info/d3ej4z || But where does this idea about grumpy winter voters come from? #
  • Winter elections: We've had 4 federal elections in May (3 govts re-elected), no June elections, 1 in July (increased majority for govt)… #
  • The only August election was in 1943 when the Curtin govt had a landslide victory… #
  • There have been 4 elections in September with only 1 govt being defeated (1914), although 1940 was a temporary reprieve for the incumbents. #
  • Conclusion: there is no evidence that voters are grumpy and anti-government when federal elections are held in winter! #
  • @StephenMinas Interestingly, an election on Sat 21 August 2010 would be the 67th anniversary of Curtin's victory – to the day. in reply to StephenMinas #
  • Even the Strewth column today says "nobody likes a winter poll" – http://auspol.info/bpHaIF – I have obviously failed to receive the wisdom. #
  • @rod_benson I remember that being said about Keating in the 80s… and Costello in… always… in reply to rod_benson #
  • @smurray38 I'm just checking to see how many times I changed my vote when the election was held on a hot day… in reply to smurray38 #
  • @rod_benson I bet he loves his job and is ruthlessly determined to hang onto it. in reply to rod_benson #
  • @smurray38 Which means it's Coronation Day anniversary as well. in reply to smurray38 #
  • Making Money From Mining: http://auspol.info/91rI5G – RearVision program on Norway's state ownership & development of its natural resources. #
  • The RearVision program uses an audio clip of Rex Connor's Loans Affair speech in 1975. It seems my home-made recording is the only one. #
  • @rod_benson It's tragic – there's no end of interesting historical material gone AWOL, especially parliamentary broadcasts. in reply to rod_benson #
  • @Captainsuburbia Yes, and especially around that 70s period as videotape replaced film, to say nothing of radio material. in reply to Captainsuburbia #
  • Alabama Goes Viral: http://auspol.info/bw4Fy9 – Gail Collins on web ads such as the one by Dale Peterson (shown on #Insiders last week). #
  • This is the Dale Peterson ad: http://youtu.be/jU7fhIO7DG0 – the Primary election for Agriculture Commissioner is next Tuesday. #
  • And then there's the Carly Fiorina "Demon Sheep Ad": http://youtu.be/KRY7wBuCcBY – getting rid of the FCINOs! #
  • The Tim James "Common Sense For Alabama" ads are classics: http://auspol.info/b6V6Yd #
  • Bill Clinton has evolved into Obama's Mr. Fix-It: http://auspol.info/bZpF2E #
  • What sites such as Facebook and Google know and whom they tell: http://auspol.info/bCU1iA – beyond 20th century totalitarian regimes? #
  • @theburgerman You know they did that episode live to air, mainly scripted but with some ad libbing? A classy effort. in reply to theburgerman #
  • Give Them Something They Can Feel: http://auspol.info/9aJuOj – does this make sense if you adapt the issues and change "Obama" to "Rudd"? #
  • The Republican candidates for Governor of California have spent $90 million, and that's only on the primary: http://auspol.info/d7Fkmt #
  • @GrogsGamut What did you mean by what % Howard was worth? In a particular election? in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • Wakefield (SA) electorate Liberals and their patron senator have been busy mining for data: http://auspol.info/bfsZb4 #

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