FFF – Non potes tangere

DISCLAIMER: This FFF is inspired by (completely ripped off from) the fortnightly ‘About the House’ newsletter of the Australian House of Representatives. This week’s question comes in the wake of a rare event in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, in which Member for Brighton Kemptown, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, picked up the Mace and attempted to remove it from the Chamber. This prompted quite a few … Continue reading FFF – Non potes tangere

FFF – “Jumbo”

Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36th President of the United States, taking over the White House after John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. He was well known for being the President who lead the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, Civil Rights Act of 1968 the appointment of the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, the creation of food stamp programs and … Continue reading FFF – “Jumbo”

“I’m f**king done”

7:28 PM – Saturday, November 24th, 2 Hall St – VEC Voting Centre After watching a series of ballots come in for the safe seat of Hawthorn, a seat that has been Liberal since inception and has previously held the Leader of the Liberal Party – Ted Baillieu for 16 years – it was clear that something was up. The usual 8.6%+ margin expected for … Continue reading “I’m f**king done”

Where to now

There is a question I wanted to ask Julie Bishop at the lecture, but never got the opportunity to,  it read as followed. “I consider myself a moderate Liberal, but the growth of the ‘Moral Conservatives’ and anti-intellectualism is deeply concerning and disenchanting to the point I no longer recognise myself in the party. Is there a future, that you see, where the party moves … Continue reading Where to now

FFF – The Olympic Torch

This includes two facts, one about Nazi’s and another about planes. The sacred tradition of the Olympic Torch, now ubiquitous with the opening ceremony and an amazing struggle from the ruins of Athens to the home nation, does not have the same rosy origin story as you’d expect. The Olympic Torch ceremony began in 1936 for the Berlin Olympic Games, sold as an old Greek … Continue reading FFF – The Olympic Torch