Archive for February 11, 2009

Brendan Nelson is upset that the Prime Minister is not consulting him over the wording on the apology to the stolen generation. Umm, Brendan, have you forgotten that you and your political party are now irrelevant. You guys lost big time during the last election and you don’t even have the full support of your party over this issue. If you really wanted to have a say as to the wording on the apology, you should have been prompting John Howard to apologise to the Aborigines during the decade or so that you guys were in power.

As to whether the government should apologise, I think that they should. While many people debate and say that there was no stolen generation, that Aboriginal kids were taken from their families for their own good and that this sort of things happened so many years ago, but I am not so sure. From what I know this thing happened from the 1920s until the mid-1970s, and whilst some kids were undoubtedly taken for good reason, others were taken just because of government policy. Also, many people, such as the RSL have demanded that the Japanese government apologise to Australian POWs due to the way they were treated during World War II, and I don’t see how the passage of time arguement can be used in one case but not another.


Detective Chimp

Posted: February 11, 2009 in DC Comics
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I take a little time out from the epic Joker tale to present Bobo the Detective Chimp who was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino in 1952. Here’s his first appearance from Rex The Wonderdog #4.

This is part one of a lengthy story that appeared in both Batman and Detective Comics in the early 1980s. It was written by Doug Moench and drawn by Don Newton.

Part 2, Laugh, Killer, Laugh!, will be posted here while part 3, The Joker Is Wild, will be posted here.

Sam the Koala

Posted: February 11, 2009 in Misc Thoughts
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This is an adorable picture of a koala that has survived the Victorian bushfires. She is being given a drink of water by firefighter David Tree. Fortunately Sam is OK, unlike a lot of our other native wildlife from the area, having only some burnt paws. Sam is recovering at the Mountain Ash Wildlife Shelter where she has been on an IV drip, antibiotics and pain relief treatment.

The Herald Sun’s cartoonist Mark Knight has given his unique view of the above event.

Up until now the Joker has just played a cameo in this story, but here he takes centre stage and proves why he is the most important and deadly member of Batman’s rogues gallery.
For those people who haven’t seen the previous parts of this story, Part 1 was posted here, Part 2 was posted here and Part 3 was posted here.