- Once again, this isn’t skepticlawyer’s ML – it’s Darlene Taylor’s. Enjoy.
Welcome to Missing Link 2: The Darlene Edition. Almost as good as Basic Instinct 2, but without the aged sex symbol. This time I have busyness rather than technophobia to use as an excuse for lateness. Hey, whatâs a day or two between maaaates? Of course, a Saturday Link should be a sensible size because I know you all have more interesting things to do on the weekend like watching grass grow or reading the Financial Review. Iâd like to first put in a plug for the Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications. While I donât think youâll find many articles about the decomposing corpse of Anna Nicole Smith in ‘Knot’, the very intelligent Sacha Blumen may have an article published in it soon.
Itâs the Economy, Stupid
Thanks to S Lawyer for suggesting to me the post you will find by hitting this link. It is about water, governments and other things. Have a look. Ms Lawyer has a very interesting post about evil on Catallaxy.
News and Politics
Steve from Opinion Dominion hits the nail on the noggin with his analysis of KRâs response to ‘The Burke Affair’:
I reckon the damaging thing about Kevin Ruddâs performance under pressure yesterday and today is his psychological reaction – the glum face, the look of a good boy who knows he really does deserve the scolding, the extra blinking on his Sunrise appearance this morning, the depressed sounding voice etc.
According to Taylor, Darlene and not Steve from Opinion Dominion:
While Howard always looks like a cranky old coot with sunburn when things are not going his way, KR appeared to be as nervous as an ethnic on the beach at Cronulla at his press conference this week. Not a good look, Kev.
Shock, horror and gasp, Andrew Landeryou thinks Burke aka ‘Mate, Iâve got this mate who’s got a mate who needs your support, maaaate’ is a victim of persecution akin to that suffered by a man imprisoned by the Nazis. Well, thatâs what heâs implying by using the words of Pastor Martin Niem¶ller. Landeryou argues:
In this ugly campaign of vilification against Burke we are seeing the very worst aspects of human nature, a government agency out of control using draconian powers in a scandalous and partial manner and the creation of a new standard: anyone with a criminal conviction is unable to lobby a public official of any kind. This presumably means The Age’s Lawrence Money – a man convicted of the criminal offence of child endangering – is going to be banned from dealing with politicians.
Hmmm, seemingly Burke is allowed to be forgiven but not Mr. Money. First they came for The Age journalists, and then they came (well, you know the rest).
Apparently, people on planes can buy ‘carbon offset credits’ as a way of making up for the damage aircraft do to our planet. Go figure!!! In any instance, only a raving feral or a RWDB would think anyone can depend on a yak for their travelling needs these days, environmentalist or not. Tim Blairâs thrilled to learn of this headline:
Bob Brown uses frequent flyer points to go to Earth Summit
Frankly, I have no idea whether global warming exists or not (a double major in politics has equipped me for nothing more than being a smartarse); however, I challenge anyone to think you can be a federal politician and not accrue frequent flyer points.
Will J F Beck agree with Blair? Only time will tell.
David Tiley of Barista writes films, so I will put him in The Yartz. Davidâs post of choice is about Dr Gillian McKeithâs Fast Formula Horny Goat Weed Complex. Ms – let us not call her a doctor â McKeith is apparently doing quite well trading on peopleâs fears about not being able to get it up. More pathologising of sexuality for the sake of making a few bucks.
David from Sarsparilla writes eloquently about the late Billy Thorpe.
Billy Thorpe came up through the ranks as a rock ânâ roll singer, baby-faced, funny little dance moves, acquired a group called the Aztecs and then shuffled their membership, acquiring hot new players as they came along. He recreated himself entirely at the end of the 60s as a long haired, very loud boogie rocker, and somehow – quite late – became a good guitar player too. He still had Aztecs and continued to shuffle them, till he went overseas later in the 1970s.
Life and other serious stuff
Audrey, the bad apple who got everybody talking during the days of Best Blog Posts, is on a bit of a bender at the moment. Ms Apple offers KR some comforting thoughts, although hopefully these havenât been inspired by drunken frolics. You donât have to drink to have a good time, Audrey, but you may as well.
Gianna from She Sells Sanctuary saves a chook from a fate worse than death. Thatâs right; the tasty one was going to be crucified by conservative columnists for once meeting Brian Burke. No, he was going to end up on in a doggy bag. ‘Lucky’ chicken, indeed.
Speaking of our feathered friends, Caz from Avatar Briefs continues her once a week commitment to ducks, albeit not Duck a la Orange. Quack, quack, Caz.