My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Just conducted my regular scientific poll of community sentiment – my hairdresser … he tells me no-one has even mentioned the Budget. #
  • But they're more hostile than ever to Gillard… and he advises Abbott to say nothing wherever possible in case people realise… #
  • That opinion tax is biting hard… RT @TatteredRemnant: Everyone is struggling, Malcolm – people can't afford to mention the budget #
  • @AndrewCatsaras Fortunately still in surplus and growing abundantly. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin A salon but a very butch one… #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin I know it's silly but it's not a bad place to sample. Straddles a Labor and a Liberal seat. Local booth splits fairly evenly. #
  • RT @dashll: I went to my barber on Tuesday. Said I was rushing home to watch it. He replied "what's the Budget?" #
  • @dashll I hope you gave him an impromptu civics lesson. #
  • How the Murdoch press keeps Australia's dirty secret: http://auspol.info/ieoUaS – John Pilger on Larissa Behrendt and you-know-who… #
  • @deniswright @Colvinius I don't really agree with that. People think more than they're given credit for. #
  • But ACA has an exclusive on the tenants from hell… RT @hughriminton: Breaking news on the #ADFA scandal. Exclusive report: @Ten630 #
  • @mclayfield Comes as no surprise. Sorry, not a topic I know much about. #
  • The Queen knocks off George III http://auspol.info/kcR6VX whilst Gillard knocks off George Reid http://auspol.info/lQLKXJ #
  • @deniswright @Colvinius I think we were responding to different tweets… but I'm sure we are in violent agreement! #
  • @Colvinius Rather than the lock-up circus, I think the Budget itself is a document that's lost its import. #
  • @ben_hr New one on me but I haven't been around – what did he do? #
  • @ben_hr Perhaps Abbott will announce tonight that they're going to try to block it in the Senate?! #
  • "Under pressure cracks appeared…" – the glass breaks – "it's hardly Watergate" … and this is ABC television news… #
  • @GibbotMOL I hadn't heard about the glass breaking until now. Now I want at least one of my 8 cents back for today. #
  • @Salvor_Hardin_ Now you're just being paranoid. It was merely shallow, trivial reporting, and that's far more serious. #
  • @SMinney One last hurrah for Fielding perhaps but I couldn't imagine Xenophon would have a bar of it. I was only joking! #
  • @MrDenmore And Gillard even gave a serious response to a question about the glass… #
  • My three children… my wife Margie… #budget #
  • An alternative vision, not an alternative budget… #budget #Abbott #
  • Your Budget Response: Liberal Party "community blog" http://auspol.info/lB3mHg #budget #Abbott #
  • Abbott: "Even from Opposition, the Coalition is dominating national debate." #budget #
  • Abbott: "The coalition wants to give the planet the benefit of the doubt with practical measures…" #budget #
  • There's not much structure to this speech… #budget #
  • Abbott: "The best training is on the job" #budget #
  • Abbott: "If it's achieved, it's a surplus made in China, not Australia." #budget #
  • Patchwork economy! #budget #
  • Annual red tape reduction targets… #budget #
  • The Ghost of Ben Chifley Hovering Over the Coalition. #budget #
  • Gerry Harvey can do it cheaper. #budget #
  • Building the Entertainment Revolution. #budget #
  • Who let those Young Libs into the gallery? #budget #
  • Abbott: "The carbon tax isn't in the budget but the ad campaign for the tax is." #budget #
  • Abbott: If this goes on for another two and a half years this country could slide into a morass… should gnaw at the conscience of MPs… #
  • Abbott: "The Prime Minister should copy John Howard, not just quote him." #budget #
  • Abbott: "What we need is an election, not a carbon tax." #budget #
  • "Our plan will get Australia back on track" – Abbott's Budget Reply Speech: http://auspol.info/mehiLQ #budget #
  • The sacred vessel of your head! #BarnabyJoyce #abc730 #
  • Another great symbolic moment in Aust. politics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWK61KDQ0Lc #
  • Number of baby girls named Palin spikes: http://auspol.info/kZvYji #
  • Reading, 'Riting and Revenues: http://auspol.info/kRCnHk – Gail Collins on the privatisation of education in the US. #
  • @prestontowers Future Directions. #
  • Goodness… how's this for a heartfelt email. I've removed name and address: http://auspol.info/m9Ax3D #
  • @kimmaree_tweet @samanthamaiden @prestontowers My mother still uses that expression. She also thinks a lot of things are "queer". #
  • @prestontowers I have a Future Directions booklet but I can't get to it at the moment. If you can wait… #
  • @prestontowers I don't think they read… #
  • @prestontowers @samanthamaiden I did but see him passing by (in his double breasted suit). #
  • Oh no… RT @washingtonpost: Jim Lehrer stepping down from daily broadcast at PBS Newshour http://wapo.st/jYbCUx #
  • @phbarratt Remember the Estonian woman who claimed Gough called her a "fucking Nazi bitch"?! #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Did you catch this: http://auspol.info/iC3dyx #
  • @samanthamaiden The good old days… when it was the prime minister who called someone a bitch… #
  • RT @TechCrunch: It Is Finished: The New Yorker iPad App Is The Beginning Of The End Of Print http://tcrn.ch/k1ZHp4 by @johnbiggs #
  • Google Doesn't Laugh: Saving Witty Headlines in the Age of SEO: http://auspol.info/k7I9YU #
  • Hard sell for good policy: http://auspol.info/jgcRV7 – Michelle Grattan on reform of welfare payments. #
  • Interesting story from Daniel Flitton on the politics of the foreign aid budget: http://auspol.info/iMFPVL #
  • Don't listen to the purism pedants, English is doing just fine: http://auspol.info/jpK5BB – perhaps we should have an asky just to be sure. #
  • @paulwiggins "Vainly attacking" could mean many things…! #
  • Hartcher: Abbott gives an election speech, not a budget speech. http://auspol.info/jvv9Nd #

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