Saturday, June 19, 2010

Position made clear

“When governments refuse to act in the name of civilised society to prevent gross abuses of human rights, we as individuals have a duty to act. The campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions deserves the full support of every thinking and caring Australian.”

  • Mrs Julia Irwin, Labor member for Fowler, adjournment speech concluding remarks, House Hansard (PDF), pages 90-93.

Ten minutes and two speeches later...

“I want to make it clear that, in making her adjournment speech tonight, the member for Fowler was not speaking on behalf of the Rudd government.”

  • Dr Craig Emerson, Minister for Small Business.

“And from Moscow to Washington, Israel stands utterly friendless. Dangerously alone.”

  • Dr Easychair, demonstrating the Bolt brand of accuracy and objectivity.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Penal innovations of the 1970s

(That’s penal, not penile.)

1974 — Supertramp Crime of the Century sleeve art

1978 — Superman: The Movie still image

By the 1990s, we have...

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