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The Irony of Complaining about Boat People

Friday, July 16th, 2010

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I haven’t been so well lately, but last Monday I did manage to crawl to the screen to watch Q&A on ABC1.  I didn’t want to miss WA Green Senator Scott Ludlam.

The arrival of asylum-seekers by boat has dominated the electorate lately and Q&A reflected this.  More than half the program was dedicated to the topic.

At one point, I tweeted something I once saw on an Aboriginal mate’s Facebook page.  It struck a chord with the #qanda audience.  I see that now, at the end of the week, it is still the top tweet (with 70+ retweets) with the #qanda hashtag.

The Irony of Complaining about Boat People

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I like the idea of tweet text being searchable, so here it is …

To my aboriginal mate, the definition of “irony” is one wave of boat people complaining about another. #qanda
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Welcome Del, to the Blogosphere

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

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Del's blog, Del's AdventuresEarlier this week I was pleased to have fun setting up a new blog for a dear friend, Del.  She is an outstanding teacher who has taught all three of my sons and (mostly) kept a straight face.  She is also the Brisbane Broncos #1 Fan.  Maureen and I have known Del for more that 20 years.

Here’s her new blog, tentatively titled Del’s Adventures.  You’ll find it at broncdel.wordpress.com.