My Latest Twitter Updates

  • From the website's personal contact form: "Why don't you tell the people where you stand on the Nazi invasion of Libya…" #
  • Essential Report poll now available: http://auspol.info/as3bZC – 2PP Coalition 53 (-1), ALP 47. Primaries LNP 46 (-1), ALP 36 (+1) #
  • #qt begins in the House of Representatives. Gillard moves motion of condolence for Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear emergency. #
  • Gillard announces $10 million donation to Red Cross for disaster relief in Japan. #qt #
  • Gillard moves second motion of condolence for Christchurch earthquake. #qt #
  • @Pollytics I expect nothing less than a Royal visit for Melbourne flood victims. #
  • New Zealand is scarcely a foreign country. They do things the same there. #qt #
  • First question from Abbott to Gillard: says carbon tax will add $6000+ cost to building a new home. #qt #
  • Gillard: Predictable question… fear campaign… no policies… #qt #
  • Pyne withdraws the word "harridan" and is warned accordingly. #qt #
  • Harridan: a scolding (even vicious) old woman, a virago, shrew. #qt #
  • Abbott seeks to table Housing Interest Association report claiming carbon tax will increase cost of building a house by $6000. #qt #
  • @SpudBenBean The junior, surely? #
  • Pre-commitment levels at the pokies, Anglesea barracks … will such issues yet bring down a government? #qt #
  • RT @G_Parker: Premier Colin Barnett has announced Malcolm McCusker will be Western Australia's new Governor. #
  • The Deputy Speaker sinks the slipper into Gillard over biblical studies. Is she suggesting the rule of law derives from the bible? #qt #
  • @mattyburke Is your reception also clicking and freezing? #
  • 400 cattle walk into a national park… #
  • @katinacurtis I think that's as good as we're going to get… #
  • RT @SCVAnne: The News – what is the real story? Speech by Vic Chief Justice Marilyn Warren … http://tinyurl.com/4jtcdp6 #
  • Credit where credit is due… I don't want to be partisan… #qanda #
  • Lachlan Harris: "If Kevin Rudd was a butcher he'd be making sausages 18 hours a day." #
  • Milne: "Endorsing discrimination is hardly what you'd do to make a point of difference." #qanda #
  • RT @Pollytics: There's a robust debate in the Labor Party – the Shoppies at one end and modernity at the other. #
  • RT @HutchHussein: Once we thought apartheid was consistent with our society's values. #qanda #
  • And don't forget the scare campaign about Mabo and Wik. #qanda #
  • It's a really nasty cycle, says Lachlan Harris, of a political process dominated by opinion rather than news and fact. #qanda #
  • I know I'm in a minority, but I fail to see how #QandA is contributing anything substantial to the debate these days. #
  • .@JennaPrice The tweeting is one of the worst parts of it now. It's all so vitriolic. And I think I've contributed to it… #
  • @G_Parker A parody of what?! #
  • Hehe… that reduces my objection by 50%… RT @davefisher74: you can always listen on the radio. That's a tweet free zone! #
  • @iamtheblob If I understood him correctly, yes. I think it's more than just opinion that's the problem, though. #
  • RT @prestontowers: It's a matter of filtering, as a very wise political tweeter said to me once… 🙂 #
  • .@prestontowers Trouble is the abuse is so pervasive now that my global filter in TweetDeck has more people in it than I follow! #
  • @Drag0nista I've never seen Jersey Shore… does it have naked bodies? #
  • @argumentalist They exist on ABC radio. #
  • @sa9321 I think it works well when there's only one guest – the Abbott and Gillard solo shows were worth watching. #
  • @iamtheblob Perhaps it's opinion polls replacing news. #
  • @iamtheblob Yes, they let any dickhead write opinion now… #
  • @iamtheblob Have you read Neil Postman's "Amusing Ourselves to Death"? Published early 80s, still relevant. #
  • @iamtheblob It's better than that – even if you don't agree with it all, it's very thoughtful. And he was writing pre-internet. #
  • @iamtheblob I have a distant memory of handwriting too. #
  • @iamtheblob Thanks, will see if I can "acquire" it – written by Terry McDermott: he played a cop in Homicide! #JustBeingSillyNow #
  • It just doesn't stop.. RT @DanielleCronin RT @MERCURYEDITOR #Illawarrafloods front page of tomorrow's Illawarra Mercury http://is.gd/ngMscI #
  • @DanielleCronin I do have one chair to sit in! http://twitpic.com/4bs294 #
  • Infrastructure: there are 85,000 dams in the US. Whenever one is repaired, two more become dangerously weak. http://auspol.info/ePl4R6 #
  • Interesting account of the New York Times's pay model: http://auspol.info/h1Rn0s #
  • Not the Salinger Scholarship: http://auspol.info/fWtrmq – very amusing account of the Ursinus College Creative Writing Award. #

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