My Latest Twitter Updates

  • @Drag0nista http://auspol.info/i1yDGX #
  • My heart just fluttered as I switched on News24. http://auspol.info/cxEVHW #
  • @Alpal1954 17! #
  • The game is afoot: http://auspol.info/g4tgxt – A new "authorised" Sherlock Holmes novel? #
  • @acaderama Better still, just hold a seance and get Doyle to dictate it. http://auspol.info/hanxzU #
  • @acaderama "Is there anyone there? … Tony, the glass moved … Is that you, Sir Robert?" #
  • Been having a read of the just published second volume of Alan Ramsey's columns. Joy. http://twitpic.com/3uh2rq #
  • @thewetmale 550 pages, slightly enlarged font this time but still a massive collection. The titles are magnificent on their own! #
  • @thewetmale I first read him when I was a school kid too but I think I'm a bit older than you! #
  • @thewetmale It doesn't – a bit like the decline of Questions on Notice. #
  • Also been having a read of this one: http://twitpic.com/3uh7vu – some delightful accounts. #
  • A great adaptation of that old Jesuit quote in @MoreOj's piece: "Show me a boy at seven, and I'll show you a potential lawsuit." #
  • @thewetmale It's not just the current Opposition though – it's been in decline for some time. I wonder whether television is a factor. #
  • @ern_malleyscrub A levy to pay for increased salaries? #
  • @ern_malleyscrub Or we could abolish negative gearing… or the health insurance rebate… there's so much fat in the budget, you know! #
  • This editorial in The Age today is beautifully argued: http://auspol.info/fbDErH – and another reason why Gillard disappoints. #
  • @genypolitweets Your commitment to change, reform and leadership is truly inspiring… #
  • @prestontowers A bit rough? So you never take a lead on something that may not have widespread support yet? #
  • @prestontowers And you don't think that helps explain why so many people have simply walked away from the ALP? No lessons from Rudd? #
  • @genypolitweets That may be so but my point is it illustrates a general avoidance of taking a stand on anything. #
  • @genypolitweets No, this gormlessness encourages the nutters. They need to sidelined, not pandered to. Did we learn nothing from Hanson? #
  • @prestontowers Left wing? You must be joking. As Howes told the Americans: "But she votes with the Right." #
  • @coldsnacks Rod Cameron pointed out they don't even know how to use focus groups either: http://auspol.info/cfdYsY #
  • @prestontowers The republic is less popular too. So are lots of things. But why this cowardice in the face of resistance? You lose bigger. #
  • @prestontowers You're missing my point – it's not the flag issue as such but the fact that they have no real commitment to anything much. #
  • @prestontowers I know it – saw Don Parties On last Saturday. #
  • @prestontowers That's just sloganeering – Chifley's ALP held a referendum to entrench social services. Whitlam/Hawke did Medicare. #
  • @prestontowers Rudd did parental leave. Howard did the inequitable health insurance rebate. The differences are significant. #
  • @acaderama Yes, I agree with that. Even his response to WikiLeaks showed that. But then he lost his nerve on the ETS. #
  • @prestontowers But the logical conclusion of that line of thinking is to never take a stand, never argue for anything, never fight… #
  • @prestontowers 35-38% of people vote Labor now. The others go to the Greens or the proper conservatives, the parties who stand for something #
  • @acaderama Exactly. And people like Lindsay Tanner instinctively understood what was wrong with her. #
  • @prestontowers Hehe… All I'm saying is it's a simple argument to put about these issues but people like Gillard won't put the argument. #
  • @prestontowers Worse, there's the sneaking suspicion she may actually believe the vacuous nonsense she uttered on Australia Day. #
  • @prestontowers Yes, they've actually helped elevate that lot. It's embarrassing to watch. #
  • @prestontowers Of course but his govt's record of achievement looks better as every year passes. Couldn't stand him personally but so what? #
  • Things are getting worse in Egypt – they've closed access to the pyramids, according to Sky…. #
  • @NeilMcMahon I'm barricaded inside already… #
  • @janiekibble It's a good policy to assume most people on Twitter are lurkers. #
  • @janiekibble Malcolm Fraser? #
  • @janiekibble It might be both but I'll bet you still recite a list of things he stood for, things he did and things he did that survive. #
  • @NeilMcMahon Hehe… it's possible my brain has mummified… #
  • @Pollytics Tony Abbott and Ron Boswell are my heroes and role models in these matters…. #
  • @prestontowers This just gets worse and worse. What other dirty little secrets do you have?! #
  • @prestontowers Putting value back in the pound! #
  • @prestontowers I remember my father telling me they had to get rid of Chifley because he'd socialised transport by keeping petrol rationing. #
  • @prestontowers That's right – I've also looked at the newspaper coverage of Scullin/Lang period – it's unbelievable. #
  • Washington Post: Cairo falls into near-anarchy; army warns it will treat protesters as criminals. http://auspol.info/hYLQpB #
  • Egyptian Hopes Converge in Fight for Cairo Bridge: http://auspol.info/ikjEqr – New York Times account of the battle for Kasr al-Nil Bridge. #
  • @iBleeter It looks as though we will find out soon enough… #
  • @prestontowers As Sir Humphrey Appleby put it, "how long have you had this taste for luxuries?" #
  • Daivd Frye, impressionist, well known for Richard Nixon and many others, has died at 77 – some samples here: http://youtu.be/ICOXYoAWzgo #
  • @prestontowers "Kochie said"? I'm a "Karl and Lisa" man myself. #
  • David Frye had his own YouTube channel – 5 superb videos of this master impressionist: http://auspol.info/fCwihR #
  • @prestontowers Ditto. #
  • Ted on the tear: http://auspol.info/fK790y – Melissa fyfe says Baillieu is struggling with the reality of being premier. Lecture follows. #
  • Mubarak has been President of Egypt since the assassination of Anwar Sadat in Oct 1981: http://youtu.be/nwQL3N57TQE #
  • @acaderama We've hardly seen him since the election so it's hard to tell. A mediocre cabinet. And Peter Ryan has a lean and hungry look. #
  • @acaderama No, although it's happened before – but his constant push for control and influence will take some resisting. #
  • @acaderama Are you in Victoria? How do you see him? #
  • @perthtones It hardly seems like 30 years. How does it look to you now? #
  • Something rotten at the heart of the NSW government: http://auspol.info/f6566o – Heath Aston on Scott Gartrell. #
  • Gillard's shrinking political capital and Abbott's risky gamble: http://auspol.info/hvhPXd – Michelle Grattan. #
  • RT @BreakingNews: Update: Omar Suleiman, Egypt's former intelligence chief, has been sworn in as vice president – Reuters via state TV #
  • The WikiLeaks Revolt: http://auspol.info/eyEUBe – National Journal's Michael Hirsh says leaked cables have inspired revolt in the Arab world #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin I better do the standard disclaimer about tweeting links of interest, not necessarily endorsement! #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin I certainly wouldn't claim to know anything of value about Arab politics or Egypt specifically – but its' fascinating. #

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