My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Julia Gillard is speaking at an Australia Day function in Adelaide… talking now of the steel in Anna Bligh's spine… #
  • Gillard pays tribute to people who've helped out in the floods crisis: their courage "takes your breath away." #
  • Gillard: "Even in the depths of unbelievable sorrow, I've been immensely proud." People say, "We're okay, others are far worse off than us." #
  • Gillard: "This Australia Day, more than anything else, mateship still lives." #
  • Gillard channelling John Howard… gives Changi a mention… #
  • Gillard on Changi: It isn't the mateship on the first day, it's the mateship that endures after that… #
  • Gillard pays tribute to the "second great Australian value", the "Aussie belief in a fair go." #
  • Gillard talks of the Aussie informality that rejects deference and snobbishness – the informality that makes it alright to just say "Julia". #
  • Gillard again pays tribute to "working Australians" and the "dignity of work", of dignity defined by "your preparedness to work." #
  • Gillard talks of Australians celebrating Australia Day "from the rock to The Rocks". #
  • Gillard says her message is "don't let go – we will hang on to our Aussie friendship and mateship because we are Australians." #
  • Mercifully, she's finished. #
  • Now, where's my saccharine? #
  • RT @john_larkin: You can listen to & look "into" Anna Bligh as she speaks. She resonates. Gillard does not "resonate". Hard to explain. #
  • @smurray38 At least Billy McMahon had a go at quoting Shakespeare… #
  • RT @angrygoat: is it still Australian to steal a sheep then drown yourself? #
  • At least she didn't mention Simpson's donkey: http://auspol.info/aPvdZP #
  • But compare this: http://auspol.info/fmeJIw (Howard 2006) and listen to Rudd on Jan 24 & 25 last year: http://auspol.info/ijhSuJ #
  • @John_Hanna The great "Aussie" values of mateship and a fair go are alive and well in banking… #
  • So this is how you get to Page one of Google: http://auspol.info/eEdcT9 #
  • @smurray38 Well they don't want to become a stodgy, past-their-prime outfit like those failures at Microsoft… #
  • @john_larkin "That's the most intelligent thing you've said this year" ? #
  • Rescuing photojournalism from the scourge of photographic sensationalism: http://auspol.info/eUtF1p #
  • Time is running out for Republican presidential candidates hoping to topple Obama in 21 months time: http://auspol.info/gb8qGA #
  • That TNR piece is paywalled halfway through but says Romney, Huckabee, Gingrich, Palin (or Bachmann) & Pawlenty are the viable candidates. #
  • @BillfromBendigo In Jan-Feb 1991 Bush was unbeatable. In Jan-Feb 1995 Clinton was being written off. In Jan 1983 Reagan was struggling. #
  • @NewtonMark GOP debates start in 2 months time, Iowa straw poll in August. They need name recognition or fundraising power to come in late. #
  • @BillfromBendigo http://auspol.info/fYMs3J #
  • @simonkearney @mattyhoran Reagan was a few weeks shy of 70 when he was sworn in. McCain was 72 when he ran – perhaps not a good model! #
  • A loyal follower, apparently… RT @markjs1: @mfarnsworth What a miserable myrmidon you are….look it up!! #
  • @AnnPaterson Another definition says "brave and skilled warrior"… #
  • RT @mfullilove: UK Shadow Chancellor resigns after reports his former bodyguard was having an affair with his wife. http://bit.ly/gIqoq7 #
  • @oceanswims It's a Balls-up… #
  • RT @JustinLee76: According to @vexnews, The Australian will announce Ken Henry as its Australian of the Year tomorrow http://bit.ly/egtChv #
  • As Bill Hayden would have said, that's a bit like getting flowers from the Mafia. #
  • Anyone know of any good reasons why I shouldn't transfer all website images, audio and video to Amazon Web Services? #
  • @John_Hanna Well, I'll take the traffic from anywhere… #
  • @John_Hanna I don't think we're on the same page here… I'm looking at flexibility and cost savings in hosting & reducing server load. #
  • I really do think the Chilcot inquiry would benefit from having Julian McGauran and Wacka Williams on the panel… #
  • @AnnPaterson @ern_malleyscrub But then he abused me: http://auspol.info/hznEkx – why do they always think I'm an Abbott fan? #
  • Letters of Note: a little gem of a website from @lettersofnote http://auspol.info/fSHSXA (discovered via @Colvinius) #
  • @ben_hr Yes, I've been trying it out on a limited basis for a few months – very cheap. The S3Fox Organiser add-on for Firefox makes it easy. #
  • @LettersOfNote How about this infamous Australian letter? http://auspol.info/gJB710 #
  • @Colvinius I can't say I recall it before but I am chuckling over Hunter S Thompson: http://auspol.info/hKMFtx #
  • RT @tweetminster: Tweets relating to Coulson's resignation are averaging at 2.5 tweets per second. Nearly 3 times the rate of #iraqinquiry #
  • @LettersOfNote There was this one last year from one ex-PM to his predecessor ex-PM – our version of Blair-Brown: http://auspol.info/hZwGDi #
  • Apparently that god-awful speech of Gillard's today was entirely her own work. http://auspol.info/fG0qDD #
  • RT @smurray38: Well Landeryou was on the money. Ken Henry is The Australian's Australian of the Year: http://auspol.info/g2mIGh #
  • The thinking country's bureaucrat: http://auspol.info/eKQ2Ze – The Australian's editorial on Ken Henry. #
  • @smurray38 He's not a bad choice if you have to have these silly awards. #
  • Floods expose a PM with promise now dangerously adrift: http://auspol.info/gcnewo – Jennifer Hewett on Gillard. #
  • Where to for Charlton? http://auspol.info/fGIDq0 #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Where's your respect?! #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin McGauran? You've lost me now – what are you babbling about? #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin You're not jumping ship, surely? There's a bright nine weeks ahead… #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Oh, sorry, I didn't realise. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Now you've made me throw out all my other smart-alecky lines… #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin I think your situation is what MT would describe as a fucktastrophe. Unfortunately, I haven't had any updates for some weeks #
  • The chicanery at Vodafone just gets better and better: http://auspol.info/dNOSrg #
  • @brettwp I love the suggested answers about compensation: http://auspol.info/id0nsW #
  • The leaked memo from Vodafone is a scream: http://auspol.info/id0nsW #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin No, no, you're from NSW. Evidence not required. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Yep, we knew it would bite us on the bum the moment it was setup. Like it did your lot on both sides. Baillieu will learn. #
  • Imagine Julia asking Tim to pass the Vegemite at breakfast. Mike Carlton has. http://auspol.info/glIOM6 #
  • @prestontowers He's certainly in excellent form today. #

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