My Latest Twitter Updates

  • RT @3AW693: Premier Ted Baillieu has won control of both houses of parliament after counting concluded today for the Upper House #vicpol #
  • The money or the Dibble: http://auspol.info/gxS7Oz – As someone who was also from an "ABC family", @GreenJ is on the money in this piece. #
  • WA Attorney-General Christian Porter is the newTreasurer in a Cabinet reshuffle which returns Troy Buswell as Housing/Transport minister. #
  • @jeffunity It's still Porter – he adds Treasury. Full list here: http://auspol.info/f9lSjN #
  • I just met someone who hadn't heard of WikiLeaks… "What's a cable?" she asked. #
  • Now, now…! I was about to say Peter Lewis got it right in this piece: http://auspol.info/fKb7SI RT @RicRaftis: Hair color?? #
  • @cjjosh Yes – but she also said the floods are a big story, has a relative who had to evacuate in NSW. Real world? #
  • @James_Jeffrey No, she's like a sparrow, a pigeon or a sea-gull – anything but rare. #
  • @erdemkoc I hope I wouldn't be tempted to be so patronising… #
  • The psychology of media statists: http://auspol.info/dHiS3U – Scott Burchill on journalism and WikiLeaks. #
  • So, subject to final confirmation,Ted Baillieu's Liberal government will control both houses of the Vic Parlt: http://auspol.info/fjyYIC #
  • As Mencken said: "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." #vicvotes #
  • But, seriously, despite contemporary fashionable views of parliamentary democracy, I'm all in favour of govts having control of Parlt. #
  • @38degreesouth And the consensus view? #
  • @38degreesouth That's a pretty common point of view. It is intuitively sound if you don't think about it too much… #
  • @38degreesouth I hope you argued the correct view that all upper houses are vile pestilences that should be abolished… #
  • @38degreesouth Well, there are certain impediments to using Queensland as a clinching argument about anything… #
  • All credit to Foxtel for swift, effective technical service. Some channels receiving no signal, others breaking up… (cont) #
  • Technician cleaned/replaced all connections in house and in pit on nature strip, notified a network problem which was fixed today… (cont) #
  • And a card dropped in my mailbox to advise of what had been done. Good service, all done within 3 working days. #
  • @John_Hanna I'm not surprised – I've always had good experiences with Foxtel & Telstra. Just acknowledging it. #
  • @DarrenBailey78 Since I'm not a journalist, I think the answer must be yes… #
  • @DarrenBailey78 Well, thank you, but I don't necessarily regard your mistaken assumption as a compliment! #
  • @MIncerti I know!! I had a tweet prepared and accidentally hit the enter key… that will teach me. #
  • @jonowee It was a mistake on my part… no vote yet. #
  • @smurray38 Mistake on my part… shouldn't prepare tweets in advance… #
  • Silvio Berlusconi has survived a no-confidence vote in the Italian Parliarment by one vote… #
  • BBC now reporting Berlusconi has won the no-confidence vote by 3 votes. #
  • Italian Chamber of Deputies vote is 314-311 in favour of Prime Minister Berlusconi. Senate also rejected a no-confidence vote earlier. #
  • Julia Gillard and Ted Baillieu have telephoned Berlusconi to congratulate him on his landslide win… #
  • @smurray38 Except I was setting up my new monitor and accidentally pressed the Enter key on the prepared tweet! #
  • Cleaning is very cathartic – have tided up behind my desk, removed/untangled cables etc, even vacuumed. #
  • Now if I could just work out how to adjust the brightness on this new monitor… #
  • @henkluf And I refuse to RTFM until I'm really stuck… #
  • @JimNoosa No, there's buttons on the monitor but no lights and without daylight… #
  • @JimNoosa Kidding about what? And what's happened to your WideBay name – it's continuous campaigning now, you know! #
  • @JimNoosa Ahem… yes, I made that up after Silvio's margin increased from 1 to 3. #
  • @JimNoosa Just worked out how to make NVIDIA override the buttons on the monitor – very neat. No longer wearing sunglasses. #
  • @henkluf I've always quite liked the Dutch… you sure it's not the tropical weather in Queensland? #
  • WikiLeaks: Al Qaeda failed, Jemaah Islamiyah broken, ONA chief told US in Oct 2008, undercutting govt arguments: http://auspol.info/e6De5C #
  • Kelvin Thomson has had a few words to say about the Victorian election: http://auspol.info/f9wihj #
  • Former Hawke govt minister John Brown settles multi-million dollar bill with Tax Office. http://auspol.info/fViQm2 – not such good times? #
  • Taking Stock of WikiLeaks: http://auspol.info/flc3cK – Geroge Friedman (Stratfor) says there's a contradiction at the heart of WikiLeaks. #
  • Sarah Michael blames the school curriculum for her problems with grammar: http://auspol.info/flcIpa – I blame her lack of reading. #
  • @adullard It's too late in higher years – has to be done earlier and accompanied by reading. I was largely self-taught through reading. #
  • @ElissaMilne Hehehe… I think the answer has something to do with sub-editors… #
  • @adullard I'm not downplaying the grammar question at all – I love teaching it – but the problem is broader and largely to do with reading. #
  • @adullard Learning is all about the gerund… #
  • @ElissaMilne I heard another one say "foul swoop" today… #
  • @adullard Absolutely – I wasn't taught much grammar at school but most of the time I knew what was right because I'd read it so often. #
  • @adullard Years ago, I gave some students a piece from The Onion about Clinton accidentally deleting the federal budget on his computer… #
  • @adullard Many of them couldn't detect the tone and thought it was an actual news report… quite disturbing, I expected them to just laugh. #
  • 800 Monash University staff apply for 300 voluntary redundancies: http://auspol.info/ehpXad #
  • @adullard Then there's kids like the girl in this piece who devoured her book… http://auspol.info/gFxZX5 #
  • Too True! RT @KRuddMP: Visited the Qalandia Girls School in..Palestinian territories. Told the students that 'girls can do anything' KRudd #
  • Julian Assange has been released on bail. #
  • @smurray38 So now I can go to bed and sleep soundly in the knowledge that journalism has been saved… #
  • Prosecutors are appealing the decision to grant bail to Assange – they have two hours to do so. Assange remains in custody pending. #

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