My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Looks like Christopher Pyne will have to wait… #
  • "The radical secularisation of Australia." #MrPyne #
  • "I'm from XXX power company – we're an Australian company," the young man says. "Your power company may be over-charging you." #
  • So what do I do? I defend AGL, even though they billed me incorrectly and I've had several of those painful phone calls sorting it out… #
  • And even though they billed me $40 for an "Account Establishment Fee" which apparently really means a charge for reading the meter… #
  • But I still got rid of the kid in less than 15 seconds… #
  • @crazyjane13 It's like the woman in a furniture shop I visited recently… #
  • @crazyjane13 Eyes to the floor, a low voice whispering "China" when I ask where some of the stock is from. #
  • Between 1 & 3 the heating man said… #
  • @edklein_ If only… #
  • @downesy He will if he doesn't come in the next few weeks! #
  • Deeply embarrassed… it's Gordian, not Gordion… http://auspol.info/fvPRS3 #
  • According to Channel 9, 18% of people surveyed for the citizenship test believe that Gillard & Abbott are Deputy PM… #
  • @randallgill That was current citizens… #
  • @padd_ox They're NOT a comedy duo?? #
  • But the big news in Melbourne is what Channel 7 calls the "Photoshop Horror" of digitally-altered class photos at a Catholic girls' school. #
  • @mmerrylees Oh no, I don't believe it… Now I will have to cover my face when I go out… #
  • @mmerrylees But too in wun peace is beyond the pail… #
  • @NeilMcMahon This happens: http://twitpic.com/4gug2w http://twitpic.com/4guhq6 and then Paypal freezes on you… #
  • @NeilMcMahon That's why I just opted for the basic level with iPhone access. Would prefer iPad version but not for that much. #
  • @NeilMcMahon Mainly use my desktop anyway so it doesn't really matter but they haven't bundled very logically. #
  • @NeilMcMahon I've lost the URL… there was a Twitter account too. #
  • @NeilMcMahon It's @FreeNYT but there's not a lot there. #
  • The SA redistribution is underway. The enrolment projections by census collector districts is quite interesting… http://auspol.info/g5gH3T #
  • Another 16 Borders' stores to close: http://auspol.info/eOTobF – will leave only 9 left in Australia. #
  • Gillard on disability pensions: "I've talked about participation consistently -2 million on disability pensions – formidable challenge. #730 #
  • Gillard: I've always believed we have to price carbon. #730 #
  • Gillard: I've always been very clear that I'm not going to talk publically about private cabinet conversations. #730 #
  • Gillard: I expect my ministers to be out there arguing for the government's policies and KEvin Rudd was doing that on Monday. #730 #
  • @cjjosh 9.09 if you include Sales' introduction. #
  • @tophertanz I keep forgetting… no-one sent me the memo. #
  • @cjjosh I think it might be easier just to find someone to give the eulogy at the funeral service for the political interview on #abc730 #
  • @AgnessMack Have you forgotten O'Brien already? There was nothing gotcha in those few minutes of froth. #
  • @cjjosh I've got two egregious errors to my name today so I'm saying nothing…! #
  • Running to the Urban Dictionary to look up "whoopass"… all is clear now. @davestevens87 #
  • @lelaissezfaire @GrogsGamut Demiurge? I'm learning so many new words tonight! http://auspol.info/icrB9k #
  • @lelaissezfaire Didn't see your earlier tweet but just found it now. What exactly are you asking? #
  • @lelaissezfaire @GrogsGamut Well, writing style is a matter of taste and preference. Blogs, in particular, have a vast range of styles… #
  • @lelaissezfaire @GrogsGamut As for "commentators" and "weather makers", I think you might be taking us just a bit more seriously than we do. #
  • @GrogsGamut I'm just glad when it doesn't flood… #
  • @lelaissezfaire Ok, but there is a good case for a sacking under long-established conventions. Ministers have been sacked for less. #
  • @lelaissezfaire 40 years ago, McMahon & Gorton were locked in a situation not altogether dissimilar to Gillard-Rudd. Gorton was sacked. #
  • @GrogsGamut Still waiting. Living with cardboard boxes and little furniture. #
  • @GrogsGamut True, and as I've discovered, I only need one chair. Can't sit in all of them at once anyway. #
  • @katedoak You mean the Nation Reviews? They got a touch of dampness but I saved them in time. Now returned to their owner. #
  • @acaderama As I've been telling everyone, we never had floods in the suburbs when Brumby was in government. #
  • @lelaissezfaire Yes, but the culture and traditions of Westminster systems are significantly different. #
  • @lelaissezfaire In any case, my real point was that Gillard needs to counteract Rudd but it's clear she can't. It will fester… #
  • @lelaissezfaire … and it's her fault anyway because she has disappointed Labor supporters who expected more from her. #
  • @lelaissezfaire But The Drum is an opinion website – contributors demand all kinds of things every day. And newspapers editorialise. #
  • @GrogsGamut Only in the sense that most Labor people didn't appreciate how narrow and conservative she is. #
  • @GrogsGamut Her tin ear and political ineptness is the most disturbing thing though. Eg. the debacle of the past week with Brown. #
  • @lelaissezfaire Ah, well, in that case I blame @GreenJ for encouraging my tabloid tendencies! #
  • @Chasestevenss @acaderama @grogsgamut Exactly – and she's nothing of the kind. Quiggin got it right: http://auspol.info/fLYZzn #
  • @acaderama However, there are people in Victoria who nod wryly and say, "I told you." #
  • @Nardijah Thanks! #
  • @acaderama I couldn't agree more. It's aping US policies that are now being undone in so many places. #
  • @lelaissezfaire In fact, I would defend a lot of tabloid publications. They're often more in touch than others. #
  • @seamussantos And there's another aspect of the insoluble fix they're in. #
  • @aarondibdin But even the Right is wondering now. As Sheridan put it, they have buyer's remorse too. #
  • @lelaissezfaire "Compelling" might be pushing it… Whilst I'm a broadsheet reader by instinct and inclination, we can be too precious… #
  • @lelaissezfaire Eg. I can never get as outraged about Bolt & Akerman as others do. I just see them as entertainers playing to their market. #
  • Kevin-11 gnaws into PM's authority: http://auspol.info/gR4jgE – Greg Sheridan. "Stranger things have happened." #
  • @prestontowers It's horrible that he's right, that Rudd won't and shouldn't be returned, and that they're stuck with JG. It's woeful. #
  • @prestontowers Agree with all of that. Trouble is, the general public still seems unaware of the dysfunctional way Rudd ran the govt. #
  • @r_marce Must be the hair… #
  • @r_marce Despite all that, I still think Sheridan got it right in this: http://auspol.info/fklb01 #
  • @NeilMcMahon Twitter: also the place where you're hated by people you've never met. #
  • @NeilMcMahon This time last night I watched David Broder's memorial service streaming on Wash Post site. Very moving. Biden spoke well. #
  • @NeilMcMahon No, but I will definitely look for that. I loved her work. #
  • @NeilMcMahon I've got about 60 of her columns in my own archive – a whole lot from 1996-98. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin In a 7-11 last night, I rejected all the special offers but told the young bloke I'd accept a free bag for my purchases… #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin He started to give me three bags… elocution lessons begin tomorrow… #
  • @NeilMcMahon I'll PDF them tomorrow and give you a DropBox link. #
  • @NeilMcMahon @Kimbo_Ramplin You'll both like the oil depletion allowance story. http://auspol.info/hz2Njf #
  • @NeilMcMahon C-SPAN have it: http://auspol.info/goPG52 #

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