Posted: March 12th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Hard Pill to Swallow, News | Tags: australia, Bob Katter, Carl Katter, Gay Rights, gay TV Ad, Politicians, Politics, Queensland | Comments Off
Australian right-wing politician Bob Katter’s gay half-brother Carl Katter has condemned the Federal MP for an advertising campaign attacking gay marriage. Katter’s Australian Party launched television commercials last night to put pressure on Queensland Liberal National Party leader Campbell Newman, who supports gay marriage.
The TV ad features a colour photo of a smiling nuclear family followed by a black-and-white image of an older man and younger man holding each other, with repeated grabs of Mr Newman saying: “I support gay marriage.”
Carl Katter says he finds the ads offensive. He said that he initially thought the ads were fake, a joke. He said he was more concerned about the damage that they can facilitate in regional areas for gay and lesbian youth. ”But I mean it’s also a great indication that this fledgling party are trying desperately to steal the conservative vote, but I think it’s going to backfire.” Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 6th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: News, Standout | Tags: Elections, google, Google Dashboard, Google Maps, Google News, PBS Election Calendar, Politics, Standout, US Presidential Election, Youtube | Comments Off
Google has unleasehed it’s new Election 2012 portal, chocked full of every resource a human will ever need or want to know about this year’s US Presidential Election. The site - www.google.com/elections/ - is a dashboard for the multiverse of Google products, as well as some awesome gravity filled links to resources like PBS’s Election Calendar. When you get onto the site, you’re greeted with a Google News-style splash of the latest campaign news. But this is not your typical Google News experience. On the left rail, users are able to filter this Google News stream by candidates, issues and more. The feed has Google usual übercustomization, stretching from journo’s to campaign managers. There’s every chance that you won’t need to leave this monitor to get the entire election coverage, Google has seriously got it covered. Read the full article »»»»