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 widespread contributor to the Age, Sydney Morning bring in and all media – other than the 70 in keeping with cent owned by means of the Murdochs, at time of writing – he used to be a co-editor of area journal for a few years. at the degree he wrote 4 exhibits for maximum 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 struggle jap air command. His books and monographs comprise The Opportunist: John Howard and the Triumph of response, Your Dreaming, The satisfied word (with Shamed Malonkey), the prize-winning assurance of the election of Barack Obama right down to the Crossroads, and The Shellacking: The Obama Presidency, The Tea get together 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 present correspondent-at huge for Crikey on-line daily.
Dexter Rightwad has been a warrior for righteousness ever considering that his days as a pupil baby-kisser, whilst he was once answerable for the ‘Hang Nelson Mandela’ crusade, and went directly to be a unique consultant to Warworth Bailliwade, minister supporting the Minister for Aviation help within the Dean Brown govt, throughout the ‘golden days of South Australian neighborhood aerodrome servicing’. He has had many jobs within the nice cultural fight, together with diverting Catholic college provides to political slush cash or B A Santamaria, founding the Australia-Suharto Friendship Society, and fathering Billy McMahon’s youngsters. In 1974 he blew Vince Gair for 3 hours in his place of work, therefore fighting him from handing in his resignation, accordingly placing paid to the Whitlam govt. In 2003 he created the Newton Society, devoted to gravity-scepticism. His books and different works contain correct Up ’Em – A Memoir, Knopfelmacher! The Musical, intercourse Lives of the Austrian Economists, Milan Kundera: A Phenomenological-Semiotic technique (with Richard Wilkins), and the place to devour at the Run (Australian edition). he's presently getting to know hyperlinks among severe climate occasions and homosexual marriage.
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