My Latest Twitter Updates

  • @Pollytics As I remember, we just blamed Fraser in those days. #
  • @ellepaddy Yes, I know what you mean. I've done that drive from Mildura to Melbourne so many times and you don't see a lot of water. #
  • @stevescicluna But a bigger audience? #
  • @De_Rigueur Judge them on what they did in office not after it. Of course his record on race, immigration et al stands tall… (1/2) #
  • @De_Rigueur .. but he led a divisive and vindictive government. Today his misty-eyed fan club forgets how nasty they were. #
  • @De_Rigueur Sure, there's a whole list of things like that. But on unemployment, Medibank, IR, the record is appalling. #
  • @De_Rigueur Most of all, the stain of how he got there in the first place condemns him. #
  • @De_Rigueur Ah, but remembering isn't the same as a grudge. He only looks good now because the current Liberals are so extreme. #
  • @De_Rigueur Not all of it. In many respects, Howard was far more populist and pragmatic than Fraser. #
  • @De_Rigueur But on Twitter it's compulsory to be in the Misty-Eyed Fan Club for one of Fraser, Turnbull or Gillard. Mandatory. #
  • @ben_hr You could always become an advocate of "social media" as the solution to all that ails the world… #
  • @Drag0nista I was going to include Howard in the list but then I realised it probably wasn't credible…! #
  • @ben_hr I've never needed social media to achieve that goal… #
  • Goldlocks bandits hungry for porn and booze: http://auspol.info/gf4dVD – this is why we love the NT News/Sunday Territorian. #
  • RT @incident_alert: Aerial overview of projected Echuca flooding http://ow.ly/i/7gCW #vicFloods #
  • Julia marooned during Queensland floods by image problem: http://auspol.info/i7tks1 – David Penberthy #
  • RT @RicRaftis: #vicfloods Video — Gower East & Coonooer Bridge over Avoca River 15/01/2011: http://youtu.be/YhzC11gEeXA?a #
  • Last week's first episode of Immigration Nation on SBS was superb – episode two coming up in about a minute. #
  • Nice touch: George Kiddle, the Chief Migration Officer who processed a 4-year-old immigrant girl from Wales. #ImmigrationNation #
  • @BillfromBendigo Stop the Welsh boats! #
  • @BillfromBendigo George may also be responsible for granting entry to a young English boy around the same time. A lot to answer for. #
  • A few days old now but this is a piece about how the ABC's internet news service coped with the Brisbane flood: http://auspol.info/fE9MGW #
  • The horror of it: http://auspol.info/ejoBuW #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Now there's a very, very distant childhood memory. #
  • Niki Savva's Labor friends give Gillard time but that's about all. http://auspol.info/hi0hwG #
  • LIberal staff deserting Abbott for jobs with Baillieu. O'Farrell next. http://auspol.info/fUTUMj #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin That's beautifully written – very moving. #
  • @G_Parker Too much bloody sand to get over! #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin <A HREF="http://thereferral.wordpress.com/tag/aberfan/" target="new">They're easy.</A> #
  • @Colvinius @prestontowers And it's the only subject of conversation in Labor circles everywhere. She captures the mood perfectly. #
  • @prestontowers Well, not entirely. Shaun Carney's piece yesterday was equally spot on: http://auspol.info/fT4IzN #
  • @prestontowers … as was David Crowe in Friday's Fin Review (paywalled, unfortunately). #
  • @prestontowers It's all very vexing – she is running a much better govt than Rudd, is well regarded by people who deal with her directly… #
  • @prestontowers …but there's a growing sense that there's just not much there. #
  • @prestontowers A lot of the criticism is out and out sexism – her looks, voice, etc – but there's a genuine worry that she's an empty vessel #
  • @prestontowers But Savva is right – Bligh & Gillard will live or die on what they do next, not on the schmaltzy baloney of the past week. #
  • @adullard No – I think any move against her would be instant suicide. The govt's credibility would be shredded. The Indies would move. #
  • @prestontowers I'm one of them. @DianeRavitch is right about all this, Gillard is dangerously wrong. #
  • @ben_hr A primary vote in the mid 30s equals perpetual defeat. #

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