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Blogs From America – Anaheim


Anaheim After our short stay in Los Angeles, we headed up to Anaheim for a couple of days.  Anaheim is 45 minutes or 3 hours drive away from Los Angeles, depending on the traffic.  It’s best known for being the home to many famous theme parks including Knotts Berry Farm, Legoland, Seaworld, Universal Studios and of course, Disneyland. Taxi Cab ...

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Julia Gillard’s Misogyny Speech To Tony Abbott

In case you haven’t heard, it’s Opposite Week in Australia.  Adelaide United are sitting on top of the A-League and the New Yorker ran an article about how Julia Gillard could teach Barack Obama a thing or two about public speaking.  ‘What on Earth is going on?’ you might well ask. Well, the past couple of months have not been ...

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We are what we eat

A month ago, Jen and I had a picnic in the park with some friends.  When we went to the grocery store to pick up some food for the day, we had to cater for the following dietary requirements:- a vegetarian, something suitable for a pregnant woman, a gluten-free meal and a lactose-free meal.  Pregnant friend aside, these other dietary ...

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U.S Presidential Elections 2012


Barack Obama “You didn’t build that” Party: Democratic Party Vice President: Joe Biden Campaign Website: YouTube: Twitter: Facebook: Super PAC: Super PAC’s YouTube: Mitt Romney “Corporations are people too, my friend” Party: Republican Party Vice President: Paul Ryan Campaign Website: YouTube: Twitter: Facebook: Super PAC: Super PAC’s YouTube: ...

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Kevenge of the Nerds

Previously…on AusPol: Australia is a democratic country with a two party majority:  the conservative Liberal Party and the slightly less conservative Labor Party. Australia lived and thrived in economic prosperity under Liberal Party legend John Howard in the late Nineties and early Two Thousands.  Howard had endured plenty of peaks and troughs in his tenure as Australian Prime Minister but ...

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Rent Too Damn High Party

I would vote for this man. [youtube][/youtube] “If you want to marry a shoe, I’ll marry you” He also has the best website:

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U.S Midterm Elections – Oh, what a lovely Tea Party

I think this is the first time I’ve written about American politics since Obama got elected two years ago.  It was a highly optimistic time back then and we were all hyped up on that, ahem, ‘hopey changey’ rhetoric after eight long years of the Bush Administration.  I’m not entirely sure what we were expecting these past two years but ...

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Julia Gillard is Australia’s 27th Prime Minister

Julia Gillard has been sworn in as Australia’s first female Prime Minister after ousting Kevin Rudd in an unopposed Labor leadership spill this morning.  Pledging to run a more inclusive Government, Ms Gillard strenuously denied that she was now at the behest of the unions and factional powerbrokers after they dumped their support for Mr Rudd. Meanwhile there’s a sale ...

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