Aussie Roy & HG's footy commentaries on Triple J made many matches a lot better.
Riiiight . . . Roy & HG, from the island in the sewer which is rugby league, which every year promises the Youth of Australia so much and ends up delivering a uteload of stanleys (stanleys=stanley steamers=turds).
Never refer to players by their real names, re-christen them all, e.g. Glenn Lazarus=The Brick With Eyes.
. . . how come Public Address radio isn't available as a Podcast in iTunes yet?
iTunes could not connect to the iTunes Store. The host is down.
Make sure your network connection is active and try again.
I like my mac, but there are times when I wonder if I should have bought a computer from a company whose main biz is telephones & mp3 players.
- you know, bitching about how his dissent is being crushed (yet again) in the pages of a major metropolitan daily newspaper. Poor darling...
No, I don't know. Got a linkt?
not seeing how that makes it a good idea for the Prime Minister to be trying to bring political pressure on either the NSW judiciary or police because their decision might well be politically embarrasing. Don't you find that even slightly problematic?
No more so than the risk of 'political embarassment' that Muldoon might have reaped from the '81 tour. A lot of dosh was expended on spinning the World Economic Forum and the Asian Pacific Economic Summit held in Melbourne back in 2000 - those ghastly protesters not only threw ball bearings under the hooves of police horses, they also doused decent hardworking rent-a-cops with their own urine! Both figments of some flack's imagination, as it turned out. There's a lot at stake for either side right now in Sydney, and you can bet no opportunity will be lost.
While I agree with your aesthetic assessment of Canberra, it's probably great for motorcades (and all that concrete's a mecca for skateboarders) - unless you want an audience, which the increasingly desperate Howard plainly does. And it IS the capital - that's what it was built for. It has an international airport & all. Then there's John 'n Janette's predilection for Kirribilli House over the Lodge.
Anyway, as usual Alan Ramsey doesn't mince words: "__an ageing, unwanted John W. Howard playing host in his home city to the lame-duck political caricature that is George W. Bush and his grotesque caravan of 650 staff, advisers, security personnel and assorted hangers-on.__"
I don't believe that's the function of the state or federal judiciary.
Good for you. As the original blog entry notes, it's Howard who knowingly landed them with the mess by opting to hold the circus in Sydney, rather than purpose-built Canberra.
. . . its rather difficult to prove a negative.
In a tolerant society such as that which Panah aspires to live in, yes indeed. But not, presumably, in theocratic Iran, where it's supposedly a crime to be a godless apostate. Wouldn't Panah be just as much at risk on his return if he'd declared himself to be an atheist?
(Still, it could be worse - Panah could be an atheist. How the hell are meant to prove that?)
According to one of the benchmarks you find acceptable as a test of genuine Christianity, by attempting to foist his beliefs onto others.
Panah talks about his god, goes to church, prays, and attempts to convert people. This is more than most New Zealanders who profess Christianity ever do, and if we were presented these same facts about anyone else, we would have no difficulty in accepting the genuineness of their faith.
. . . attempts to convert people??? Sorry, to me that's hardly a tenet of genuine religious faith. In a tolerant society the need to constantly proselytise is more an indication of an ongoing need to reinforce a shallow and unexamined belief system.
Richard Llewellyn said
Mike Moore ..... sorry, still can't get past the Lamb-burgers.
Did Audrey Young really write this? If so, does she believe it?
"Moore may not have sway in the caucus any longer but he is still a popular and credible figure in New Zealand."
It has to be the lamb-burgers - what could be more synonymous with Mike? Nigras & watermelons, kiwis & lamb-burgers - despite Mike having got it totally arse-about back then re. the future of sheepmeat, like some daggy & flystruck Colonel Sanders he'll always have a place in the hearts of the lumpenproletariat.
Anyone who believes Moore to be "popular and credible" has to be terminally gullible or a snob on stilts.
And I have a website! It's like a blog.