Entries by The Meddler

Why we are stuck with crap reality stars and dud politicians

LAST night I had an epiphany. As I was watching The Voice and shaking my head in disbelief at the singers the viewers had chosen to go through to the final, I realised these same people vote for our politicians. This is a problem. Actually, there are two problems – one being that I was […]

Boral could still dig itself out of a hole

THE battle has been won but the war is not over. The mighty Gold Coast warriors who have so far managed to stave off the invasion of Boral at Reedy Creek can celebrate but only briefly. The council’s decision to side with residents and the Stop the Quarry action group last week is a win. […]

Lessons in politics: Or how you shouldn’t make the trains run on time

POLITICS 101, Lesson 1: When talking up your achievements do not use examples that invite unfortunate comparisons with fascism. E.g. Making trains run on time – because you know who else made the trains run on time.* Politics 101, Lesson 2: When talking up your achievements do not use examples that invite unfortunate comparisons to […]

When fools rush in

IT would have made a great movie if it had worked. But it didn’t because this is real life. And those movies about magnificent animals being dramatically freed from captivity or rescued from disaster by rogue heroes defying authorities are MOVIES. It is not real life. I am sure the dozens of ‘rescuers’ who broke […]

Daily Prophet Exclusive: Chamber of Secrets Returns

REPORTS have emerged of a strange incident deep in the bowels of the Ministry of Magic this week. The highly covert Department of Magical Law Enforcement reportedly oversaw the furtive swearing in of the highest law officer in the land, the Chief Warlock. A controversial promotion that has raised the hackles of the wizarding world, […]