Archive for November, 2006

testing performancing again

November 8, 2006

phew seems to have been the stupid antispam filter thingamy preventing performancing from working.

fingers crossed it works more betterer now.

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Three chords and the truth?

November 7, 2006

U2 lead singer and human rights activist Bono wants to talk with Prime Minister John Howard about boosting Australia’s aid to poor countries.

The Irish rock star, whose band opens its Australian tour in Brisbane tonight, said wealthy countries should donate more of their GDP (gross domestic product) to help combat global poverty, particularly in Africa.

But he said he wouldn’t meet with Mr Howard if he wasn’t serious about the issue.

Bohoo.

Don’t get me wrong, rah rah Bono’s causes and all that. But last time I checked he was a pop star…. Feel free to give your money, but really. Does this mean heads of state should clear diary time when Oasis come to town? How about the winner of Australian Idol?

And the country will sit back and vote them in again.

November 1, 2006

“The ABC has told the stars of it’s high-rating show The Glass House that this will be their last season.

The national broadcaster gave no reason for the decision to axe the comedy show, which has been at the centre of a storm over allegations of anti-Howard Government bias.”

The Age has best beware, before you know it they will be accused of being pro-anti Howard media reports. Given they will probably end up in the hands of Rupert or Packer I guess there is not a lot of chance that they would be able to continue any pro-anti-Howard sentiment.

The thing that is most disconcerting is “a day after Liberal NSW senator Connie Fierravanti-Wells said co-host Corrine Grant had been guilty of a serious conflict of interest because she was the public face of the ACTU’s workplace relations campaign”. She’s an actor, is she to make editorial decisions on what work she will and won’t take based on her politics?