“It’s a form of political nihilism ... We’re being governed as if we were a student union that had been captured by a clique.”
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Raising the bar on comedy
I have just found your paper and with this letter I have subscribed. Good on you. But I have just had my first giggle. How about the left-whinger Richard Ackland siding with the ultra-conservative …
New York label Tome comes clean with a white shirt for anti-slavery charity Freedom For All.
A long train trip is the perfect time to sit back, relax … and find yourself trapped in an endless discussion about railway lines.
Glenelg. (Bonus points: Tumut; Civic.)
“There were subtle technical difficulties in arranging the deportment of Sir Les’s trousers.”
The painter celebrates his win of the Archibald Prize’s Packing Room Prize, for a portrait of Barry Humphries’ stained and straining creation.
“Hunting is not a matter of life or death. It’s much more important than that.”
The gazelle-like 17-year-old Belgian, who shot to fame with a modelling contract for L’Oréal, defends herself after pictures surfaced of her modelling beside a shot gazelle.
“I hate that Australia is letting down conservatives around the world.”
The Thatcher minister explains what conservatives think of Tony Abbott’s attempts to repeal the carbon price.
“We admired the skill and the sense of honour that they brought to their task although we disagreed with what they did.”
The prime minister praises the Japanese submariners who attacked Sydney Harbour during World War II, killing scores of people. Mercifully, his views on Kokoda and the Thai-Burma railway were not sought.
‘‘If it’s any consolation my day sucks too.’’
The police officer captions a photograph she sent her boyfriend of a dead 84-year-old man, for which she was later charged. A court found she had broken no laws, but the relationship did not last.
“Extremely immature and silly.”
The Los Angeles assistant district attorney describes an episode where Justin Bieber threw eggs at his neighbour’s house, for which the pop star was sentenced to two years’ probation. He must also complete an anger management program and five days of community service, and pay $US80,900 in damages.