By Guy Rundle
From Rinehart to Bob Brown, Abbott to the Rainbow Serpent ... our once-great land has had its fair proportion of nitwits. Come on a trawl via all of them, with man Rundle (and Dexter Rightwad), at the bin evening Australia needed to have.
Guy Rundle is a author, editor, manufacturer and journalist, inter alia. A common contributor to the Age, Sydney Morning bring in and all media – other than the 70 according to cent owned through the Murdochs, at time of writing – he used to be a co-editor of enviornment journal for a few years. at the degree he wrote 4 exhibits for optimum Gillies: membership Republic, Your Dreaming, the massive Con, and Godzone. In tv, he claims joint accountability for Get a lifestyles, Backberner, Comedy Inc., and extra doomed pilots than the area conflict jap air command. His books and monographs contain The Opportunist: John Howard and the Triumph of response, Your Dreaming, The chuffed word (with Shamed Malonkey), the prize-winning assurance of the election of Barack Obama all the way down to the Crossroads, and The Shellacking: The Obama Presidency, The Tea occasion and the 2010 Mid-terms, in addition to, so much lately, as co-editor, the laugh-a-minute On Utoya: Anders Breivik, correct Terror, Racism and Europe. he's at the moment correspondent-at huge for Crikey on-line daily.
Dexter Rightwad has been a warrior for righteousness ever in view that his days as a scholar baby-kisser, whilst he used to be answerable for the ‘Hang Nelson Mandela’ crusade, and went directly to be a unique consultant to Warworth Bailliwade, minister aiding the Minister for Aviation help within the Dean Brown govt, through the ‘golden days of South Australian nearby aerodrome servicing’. He has had many jobs within the nice cultural fight, together with diverting Catholic institution delivers to political slush money or B A Santamaria, founding the Australia-Suharto Friendship Society, and fathering Billy McMahon’s young children. In 1974 he blew Vince Gair for 3 hours in his workplace, therefore combating him from handing in his resignation, as a result placing paid to the Whitlam executive. In 2003 he created the Newton Society, devoted to gravity-scepticism. His books and different works comprise correct Up ’Em – A Memoir, Knopfelmacher! The Musical, intercourse Lives of the Austrian Economists, Milan Kundera: A Phenomenological-Semiotic strategy (with Richard Wilkins), and the place to consume at the Run (Australian edition). he's at the moment studying hyperlinks among severe climate occasions and homosexual marriage.
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