Michael Jackson 1958-2009

Well this one has just blown up today… first heard just after I got up, then watched a lot of morning television while at the hospital with Sallie and Lachlan… It’s one of those stories that is surprising yet somehow not that surprising. Jacko was increasingly odd in recent years and he reportedly had a ...

Lachlan Turner born today 1

Lachlan Turner born today
My third son was born today… Lachlan Turner (middle names not decided yet) was born at 12.18pm on June 24, which just happens to also be my wedding anniversary Yes, the most amazing gift ever, I know, but now we get to share it every year with him as well, and I know who will ...

April Fools…

Another typical April Fool’s Day, with the Internet just a cacophony of jokes and attempted jokes that so thoroughly drown out some sites that you don’t even bother reading for actual news. It reminds me of a few years ago when Google launched GMail on April 1. For a while you had to wonder if ...

So, does everything change tomorrow then?

Off to bed now, and when I wake up, Barack Obama will be President of the United States. I considered staying up for this one, or waking up, but it’s at 4am local time and I’m just not up to it (being a little bit sick and all). That said, this is a momentous occasion, ...

Nice one

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This tells you a lot

When Obama mentioned John McCain during the victory speech, there was quiet applause. When McCain mentioned Obama in his speech, there was boos. McCain’s speech was pretty gracious in defeat, and was far better than his supporters deserved. Maybe McCain will start to show again exactly why more people thought well of him a few ...

DailyKos knows it

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Obama wins it!

Just after 3pm Australian time, various news sites have started calling it for Obama… This is it people! I’ll write more about this as soon as the result is beyond certain (likely when I’m home from work of course!) But this looks like history being made. Thank bloody goodness, too. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

ABC bias

Usually I think all reports of ABC (Australia) bias are a crock of shit. Rubbish made up by right wing nutjobs that can’t handle real reporters grilling them or their political charges. But after watching the news last night, I’m not so sure… but not how you, or they (above), would think. It was another ...

Wow, the week is over

Ha… don’t think there’s much to say about that. I usually end up so stuffed and exhausted come Friday night that I don’t even want to do anything (and like I’d have anything to do now anyway!) So this week, I commuted a lot, read half of John Birmingham’s new disaster novel “Without Warning”, which ...
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