Monthly Archives: July 2011

Possum Comitatus – Cassandra Downunder?

As Possum Comitatus Not a year ago alerted us The Great Unhinging has begun. No surprises for anyone. We see the embittered right With all their moneyed might And influence in the media Generating mass hysteria. The call for counter-revolution … Continue reading

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Eating Humble Pie!

Was Rupert Murdoch really humbled Or knew he had at last been rumbled, As talk-back raged and bankers grumbled When News Corp’s share price sharply tumbled? Poms now scorned their weekly snickers Over stories which featured randy vicars. Those scandals … Continue reading

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Poor Fellows, My Countrymen!

Once proud strong Aussies are crying poor, They’re sad and worried, don’t know what for. Tony Abbott says the reason why Is that Julia Gillard told a lie. He’s determined they should know the facts About her proposal for a … Continue reading

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Remember! “True Liberty Is When Free-born Men Speak Free!”

John Milton’s Areopagitica, Crying freedom for the press Back in 17th century England, Resisted monarchy’s excess. His tract was a mighty weapon In democracy’s progress. We are the beneficiaries Of his most eloquent address. But we ‘free-born’ are complicit, As … Continue reading

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Is Our Prime Minister In Her Prime?

“Julia Gillard, in her prime, pulls a career-defining rabbit out of the hat…” said Peter Hartcher of the Sydney Morning Herald in November last year. My response to him then is below. Julia Gillard now ‘in her prime?’ You just … Continue reading

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