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Questions Without Notice: Bryan Dawe (aka Sir Murray Rivers QC) Just Made The Federal Election Almost Bearable

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Like all politically engaged and decent minded Australians, you’re probably still missing the comfort of a Thursday night ‘Clarke and Dawe’ on ABC’s 7:30 program.

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The Old Assange Interview You Should Watch Now

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It’s only recently re-emerged on the internet, but a lengthy 2011 interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is worth watching if you’re trying to filter through the propaganda maze that now follows the Australian publisher everywhere he goes. Or doesn’t go, more to the point.

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‘Now That You’ve Discarded Your Family’: Barnaby Joyce Just Got Slaughtered On Twitter

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Proving that some children (and politicians) should be seen and not heard, Barnaby Joyce has weighed into a Twitter battle, and walked away without any clothes. Or dignity.

It all, began with former broadcaster Mike Carlton tweeting that while he never listens to radio anymore, he assumed Joyce was apparently making a “prick of himself” during an interview with Radio National’s Patricia Karvelas, who at one point, asked Joyce to “calm down”.

Former Member for New England, Tony Windsor weighed in strongly suggesting Carlton check out the interview, because Joyce was either “sick , drunk , mad , melting down or stupid”.

Joyce obviously saw the tweet, even though he wasn’t included in it, and replied. Things went downhill from there.

The tweet is a reference to Windsor selling a family farm a few years back to a mining company.

Windsor’s reply is a master class in why politicians with too much to hide should stay out of social media debates.

“Proceed with caution this time my friend , as you know we didn’t proceed with defamation last time , Lyn was concerned about your wife and children ; now that you have discarded them we can open proceedings if you like …happy to oblige ..your solicitor has the details.”

The scandal over the purchase of $79 million of water from a company once directed by Energy Minister Angus Taylor, rolls on. So does an election campaign that is getting uglier by the hour.

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Dog Steals GoPro, Dad Hopeful Of Scooping Next Year’s Oscars

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There’s a lot of reasons to hate the internet. This video, doing the rounds on social media, isn’t one of them….

The script goes a little like this… Dog finds GoPro attached to what looks like a ping pong paddle… dog takes off with GoPro… Owner of dog realizes dog has taken off with GoPro… chase ensues… dog enjoys chase… other dogs get involved and egg thief dog on… circuitous route of backyard then follows, before owner finally gives up. Glorious.

Doggo with a GoPro

This will make you happy.

Posted by The Dad on Friday, August 3, 2018

If you’re a dog lover, this is possibly the best film ever made. It’s certainly better than the film that won this year’s Oscars. Enjoy.

Punching Nazis: Adam Hills Thinks White Supremacists Shouldn’t Be Egged. Aamer Rahman Might Beg To Differ

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The furore – if you could call it that – over a teenager cracking an egg over the head of Senator Fraser Anning – who blamed Muslims for their own slaughter in Christchurch on Friday – has cranked up a notch, or two.

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