Submitted by James Purser on Mon, 05/10/2015 - 23:43
It's 11:26pm on Monday night, we're watching Dark Matter and the news has come out that the Trans Pacific Partnership has been signed off. Given that we've not actually been allowed to see what the full detail of the treaty contains and the only parts that we have seen have been leaks that actively threaten our ability to make our own laws and maintain our institutions (hello PBS), this is not a thing that I am happy about.
Submitted by James Purser on Thu, 02/07/2015 - 10:09
If you support the right for two people to get married regardless of gender, then please respectfully and politely contact your local federal member and let them know.
Those who oppose this have already started up their very effective networks, and we will need to work very hard to counter it.
Submitted by James Purser on Sat, 18/04/2015 - 21:11
While I was distracted from the whole blogging thing, something did actually get me hacking at the keyboard on something that wasn't code. That was the metadata laws and the actions of the Labor party in allowing them to pass through with a few amendments that in the long run are going to be meaningless.
So I hacked out an email to my local federal member Stephen Jones (which I've included below).
Submitted by James Purser on Wed, 23/10/2013 - 15:15
Okay, I'm tired, cranky and still trying to shake the lingering after effects of a migraine, however I think this needs to be posted further than the facebook post I splashed it on in reference to the idea that "greenies" claim that Climate Change will be the direct cause of fires therefor they're stupid because everyone knows that's not true so there nya nya!
Submitted by James Purser on Sat, 14/09/2013 - 13:20
Lo and it did come to pass that that which had been foretold happened.
Submitted by James Purser on Mon, 20/05/2013 - 22:45
Last time I blogged I spoke about the current stoush occuring in my Federal seat of Throsby between the left and right factions of the Labor party over who was going to be the next Labor candidate (and most likely member).
Well, the final showdown is going to happen on the 15th of June, with the current encumbent Stephen Jones going up against the contender and son of a former state mp, John Rumble.
Submitted by James Purser on Sun, 12/05/2013 - 21:23
The federal seat that I live in - Throsby - is by all accounts a very safe Labor seat. Since it was created in 1984 it has been held by Labor. The current encumbent, former union secretary Stephen Jones retained the seat at the last election with 62% of the vote after preferrences were distributed. If the expected votergeddon happens in September Throsby will be on of the few seats that Labor retains.
Which of course means that it is a treasure to be made safe against the on coming tide of voter dissent.
Submitted by James Purser on Mon, 04/03/2013 - 16:49
This week is going to be full of Western Sydney. Both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition are tramping around the area trying to convince the voters in a number of marginal seats that their team would be the best for the area, waving vague promises of jobs, laura norder and much needed infrastructure.
Submitted by James Purser on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 10:09
Well we're only a couple of weeks into the official unofficial election campaign and already the derp is knee deep. I can confidently predict that by the time the actual poll rolls around, we're not going to be able to get to a polling station due to the fact that we're all going to be trapped in a great steaming layer of derp several miles deep.
Let's have a look at some of the highlights of the past two weeks shall we?
Virtual Caretaker Mode derp
Submitted by James Purser on Wed, 19/09/2012 - 12:38
Look, it's very simple, according to Tony Abbott, his (now former) parliamentary secretary Cory Bernadi was being ill disciplined when he said that allowing gay marriage would inevitably and irrevocabbly lead to men marrying their dogs/horses/cats/stick insects.
Not wrong, not offensive, not even a little wrong headed.