Monday 22nd of July 2024

Gus Leonisky's blog

horror movie .....

horror movie .....

The federal Opposition Leader, Brendan Nelson, has staked his leadership on a radical overhaul of conservative party politics, including the merger of the Liberal and National parties and allowing party members to elect the leader. 

Nelson Stakes His Future On Lib-Nat Merger

the value of make believe .....

the value of make believe .....

In the first insider account of Pentagon decision-making on Iraq, one of the key architects of the war blasts former secretary of state Colin Powell, the CIA, retired Gen. Tommy R. Franks and former Iraq occupation chief L. Paul Bremer for mishandling the run-up to the invasion and the subsequent occupation of the country. 

workchoices .....

workchoices .....

Nationals MP Mark Vaile has broken his silence to vigorously defend his right to take on a private sector consultancy while still in Parliament. 

As he took a swipe at Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson, the former deputy prime minister said he may quit office before the next election. 

what's the point .....

what's the point .....

Afghanistan veteran, Leo Docherty, criticises the British military campaign in Helmand province, where the Prince served until his tour of duty was cut short after details of it were leaked on the internet.

Perhaps Prince Harry knows this.  

careful what you wish for .....

careful what you wish for .....

The Federal Government says it has scrapped the Friday parliamentary sitting day it recently introduced, because of the Opposition's disruptive behaviour. 

The Rudd Government introduced Friday sitting days for private members business but the Opposition opposed the move because neither the Prime Minister nor his front bench had to be there. 

my enemy's enemy .....

my enemy's enemy .....

The visit to Iraq by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad highlights the irony that Iran has been hugely strengthened by the removal of its old enemy Saddam Hussein at the hands of its current antagonist, the United States. 

Iran is one of the winners from the US-led invasion of 2003. 

the value of loyalty .....

the value of loyalty .....

Opposition treasury spokesman Malcolm Turnbull says Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson should be given a fair go in the job, despite disappointing results in recent opinion polls. 

Speaking on ABC1's The 7.30 Report, Mr Turnbull said the lack of support for the Opposition and its leader is not surprising soon after an election defeat. 

the value of endorsements .....

the value of endorsements .....

US President George Bush endorsed Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain, two bitter rivals from the 2000 presidential race joining together now in hopes of preventing Democrats from winning the White House in November. 

fly me to the moon .....

fly me to the moon .....

from Crikey ….. 

Pollie bludgers: Should they stay or should they go? 

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes: 

a sorry, sorry rattus .....

a sorry, sorry rattus .....

Former prime minister John Howard has hit out at several of the Rudd Government's policies while giving a major speech in the United States. 

Mr Howard has given an address at a gala dinner for the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. 

shattered dreams .....

shattered dreams .....

For more than a decade the Howard government told us we had choice. Now the Liberal Party has a choice. Marise Payne('…and Libs need to be more liberal', March 5) reminds us that the party was once a broad church, essentially the creation of Robert Menzies who knew the way back from the former United Australia Party was to create a party of the 'moral middleclass'. 

the value of friends .....

the value of friends .....

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC), which produces 40 per cent of the world's oil, appears set to ignore US President George W Bush's 11th-hour demand that the cartel increase oil output at its ministerial meeting. 

Mr Bush, whose nation is the world's biggest energy consumer, said it would be a 'mistake' by OPEC not to hike production to help bring down record-high oil prices of above $US100 when the organisation meets in Vienna on Wednesday.

desperate & dateless .....

deperate & dateless .....

US President George Bush told Russian president-elect Dmitry Medvedev by telephone that he hopes they can have a 'close working relationship', the White House said. 

dancing with the stars .....

dancing with the stars .....

Chuck Norris supports our troops. This means Huckabee will bring them all home honorably.  

Mike Huckabee Ad: "Chuck Norris Approved" 

opinion holes .....

opinion holes .....

Federal Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson's approval rating as preferred prime minister has sunk to a new low of just 7 per cent in the latest poll out today. 

The Newspoll published in The Australian newspaper has Dr Nelson's rating slipping two points from its previous low of 9 per cent. 

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