I know what my family is worth


Now I know this happened on Monday, and people have tweeted, facebooked and generally shared this all over the place already, but I just love it SO VERY MUCH.  I might not always agree with the Finance Minister’s stance on everything, but on Q and A on Monday night she nailed it.  She nailed it so hard I’ve barely been able to wipe the smile off my face since.

It’s so amazingly awesome to have a respected, eloquent, intelligent member of parliament get up in front of the public spotlight and just REPRESENT.  There’s no equivocation, no hesitation.  You’re just wrong Joe Hockey.

Thank you, Tony Jones, for allowing Penny Wong to close out the show with such a perfect line.  “I know what my family is worth.”


Six-year old wisdom for the Prime Minister


This says it all really.  Written by the six-year old daughter of our friends to Julia Gillard.  She is an amazing little person, and this…  is beyond beautiful.

But it got me to thinking.  I wonder how many six year old children of fundamentalist Christian families write similar letters (from the opposing viewpoint, naturally)?  Do they write letters?  Are they forced to write letters?

I know I’m completely biased but this unprompted and from the heart missive must be so much more meaningful than anything that comes from ignorance and brainwashing.

Maybe it’s wishful thinking but I’m hoping this might actually make it into JG’s hands.  Stella Young is meeting with the PM this evening and has tweeted that perhaps she should show it to her.  I hope so.  How can you argue with that letter?

Equality matters.