The 9pm Vision for Australia

Screenshot of PM Tony Abbott paying tribute to the late Gough WhitlamAustralia’s former Prime Minsister Gough Whitlam is dead. Politicians across the political spectrum praise Whitlam as a man of vision, but how does the current mob stand up? And yesterday was International Fisting Day. What did you do to celebrate?

Elephant stamps of approval go to an Australians this time: Bronwyn Bishop, Speaker of the House of Representatives, for her rumour-based security process; and Senator Jacqui Lambie, for confusing outrageous movie-plot ideas with reality.

We received two listener comments! In my response, I referred to some things I’ve discussed previously in Berners-Lee, Silicon Valley, and Australia’s cultural cringe and And the digital Antoinettes cried ‘Unemployed? Let them cut code’ and iPhone, therefore I am …a selfish disruptor and Enjoy your Ubergasm, but don’t expect respect in the morning.

And we refer to videos including the 1972 campaign song It’s Time, tributes to Gough Whitlam by Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull, and Will.I.Am’s launch video for i.am/PULS.

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[Credits: Full credits to be posted 23 September 2014. The 9pm Edict theme by mansardian, Edict fanfare by neonaeon, all from The Freesound Project. Elephant Stamp theme by Joshua Mehlman. Photograph of Stilgherrian taken 29 March 2009 by misswired, used by permission.]

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