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posted by [personal profile] whoozqueen at 01:38pm on 13/02/2008 under

I am sorry that the indigenous people of this land have gone through so much suffering as a result of our invasion and inhabitation of Australia.  The methods of dealing with the resulting social issues were barbaric, brutal, uncaring and inconsiderate of family ties and cultural beliefs.  The way forward can only be by saying sorry, and recognising that our ancestors should have treated indigenous people with more respect.

I am very pleased that Kevin Rudd's government has gone forward with their election promise.  Thank you for doing what Howard should have done a long time ago when the idea first arose.  Im glad that my vote has made a difference.
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posted by [personal profile] whoozqueen at 10:58pm on 03/03/2007
If you're going to see Weird Al whilst he is in Australia, you could help get him inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by collecting signatures.

Just go to this website and contact the people involved to act as a volunteer.  Do your bit for Nerdy Greatness!  There's no current volunteer for the Perth concert, nor Canberra or some in NSW.
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posted by [personal profile] whoozqueen at 07:17am on 10/08/2006 under ,
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Having been reading up on the situation in the middle east at the moment, I've been gradually coming round to the same point of view as George Galloway. Worth taking a look at http://www.ifamericansknew.org/ as well.
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posted by [personal profile] whoozqueen at 07:17pm on 20/07/2006 under
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Like in nature to a train-riding hobo

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posted by [personal profile] whoozqueen at 12:50am on 02/07/2006

I just want to know when the two guys are going to be charged with sexual assault. Instead of being very hush hush about it, Big Brother should have sent the police in the contestants' direction, no if buts or maybe, issued a statement that supported Camilla and so on.

You know, do the right thing - not the Wall of Doom they have at the moment, with the PR crafted exit statement and the closing down of the forums. The information is out there, guys, just deal with it.

I hope Camilla wins the competition this year. God knows she's been through enough petty bullying and other crapola by those vapid models and footyplayer types that are in the house. UGH. Worst year ever for BB in terms of contestants.

Update: Behind Big Brother are reporting that the show will be removed from air immediately, with the money being split between the remaining contestants! No eviction tonight, being replaced by a couple of other shows.
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posted by [personal profile] whoozqueen at 11:20am on 05/06/2006
Your results:
You are Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Mace Windu
Qui-Gon Jinn
Lando Calrissian
Han Solo
Luke Skywalker
Princess Leia
You are civilized, calm, and
have a good sense of humor,
even when those around you don't.
You can hold your own in a fight,
but prefer it when things
don't get too exciting.

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posted by [personal profile] whoozqueen at 06:42pm on 02/05/2006 under
Unless you're interested in such things, you may have missed the news about the speech given by the Daily Show's Stephen Colbert at the annual Whitehouse Correspondents' Dinner. This event has been running for many years, and is usually celebrated with a couple of comedy performances, gently ribbing the President of the day, sometimes by the President himself.

"It was balls-alicious," Jon Stewart said. "Apparently he was under the impression that they'd hired him to do what he does every night on television"--that is, make fun of conservatives, public officials and the press in the guise of an O'Reillyesque talk show host.

"We've never been prouder of him, but HOLY ----," Stewart added.

He also described the annual dinner as "where the President and the press corps consummate their loveless marriage."

Stephen Colbert gave the speech of a lifetime with George Bush only a few feet away. If you haven't seen it, go now and read the damn transcript.

Or watch:



The most interesting result of Colbert's appearance is the media's decision not to make a mention of it. Hardly a blip in the day after, a particularly surprising move when you consider that Colbert delivered much of his speech directly to the President, who was sitting a few steps away, in front of an audience of 2400 members of the media and guests.


Chris Durang - "The media's ignoring Colbert's effect at the White House Correspondents Dinner is a very clear example of what others have called the media's penchant for buying into the conservative/rightwing "narrative."

From Colbert's speech: "Let's review the rules. Here's how it works. The president makes decisions, he’s the decider. The press secretary announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down. Make, announce, type. Put them through a spell check and go home. Get to know your family again. Make love to your wife. Write that novel you got kicking around in your head. You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the administration. You know -- fiction."

Durang continues: "In this instance, the "narrative" is that President Bush, for all his missteps, has a darling sense of humor and is a real regular guy, able to poke delightful fun at himself and his penchant for mis-using and mispronouncing words.

Who cares if he lied to start a war? (Or chose to ignore all contrary opinion, which as far as war-starting goes, is pretty crummy.) Who cares if he declares he's above the law, and according to the Boston Globe yesterday there are something like 750 laws he's decided don't apply to him as "Commander-in-Chief"?

The Globe article's first sentence: "President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution."

If the President doesn't obey the law, what the heck is he? He's a dictator in a coup, I think -- but no matter, according to the media, he's A-DOR-ABLE!"


Many people who felt that the media ignored one of the most important moments in comedy history, have decided to send thanks to Stephen through a website: http://thankyoustephencolbert.org/
20,000 comments and counting....
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posted by [personal profile] whoozqueen at 12:47pm on 21/08/2005
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posted by [personal profile] whoozqueen at 08:27pm on 27/06/2005
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posted by [personal profile] whoozqueen at 08:41pm on 24/06/2005
You are an Enchantress, somewhat an enigma,
you would love to change the world. You hold
strong views and, would love nothing more, to
use your magic to change the world around you.
When in conversation, you listen, take on their
comments, and fantasise how you could improve
things. Quite the idealist, you think you have
all the answers, whether for right or wrong.
You hold your intellect high, and believe you
can change the world! In a relationship, you
need a partner of high intellect.

The world
and you, often seems at odds, with you
frequently seeing things from a different point
of view.

You have a connection with nature,
often stating, that things will take their
natural course. Nevertheless, secretly, you
would like to use nature to your own

Your good points are that you are
intelligent, instigative and thoughtful and
your bad points are, you can be single-minded,
misled and remorseless.

You feel that your
superior knowledge should astound everyone
around you; and you wish for respect from your

Are you a Princess, Enchantress, Faerie, Mermaid or Toad? (with pictures!)
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I've bought Rome: Total War. Its more difficult than I expected. Haven't decided yet whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. I like RTS games because they allow me to think and relax. Perhaps its just stressful because of the steep learning curve. Perhaps Im a little tired after work.

In other news, the dept where I used to work, told me today that they had some extra part time work and wished that I was available because I would get it done in three quarters of the time taken by every other temp they've had. Yay!


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