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Australia Day by kazzzz on 27 January 2009 7:34am
 
Traditionally here on Australia Day (yesterday) people take the Australian Citizenship oath. Guess who took it yesterday?? LEO SAYER!! Really! He's lived here for ages, is on everything, morning telly, kids shows (on one kids show he plays Dr Leo, complete with stethoscope and white coat haha), everything . Good on him I guess, but I laughed my head off when I heard that...he's so ENGLISH!!!
He makes me feel like dancing ;)

He prob knows more about this country than most "Australians" a poll I saw had some rather interesting results! More than 1/2 of Australians don't know what AD is for or when it is!
 
Re: Australia Day by johnnythemonkey on 27 January 2009 9:14am
 
Good on the little guy ! He seems to have turned somewhat eccentric but what the hell !
 
Re: Australia Day by kazzzz on 27 January 2009 12:12pm
 
I wonder if he's ever been in love?
 
Re: Australia Day by tucsonmike on 27 January 2009 12:59pm
 
That is pretty sad, about people not knowing what AD is for or when it is. It shows a lack of caring about your nation.

If anything, President Obama has made most Americans even more patriotic.
 
Re: Australia Day by kazzzz on 27 January 2009 1:02pm
 
Mike that's why I was making fun of it on Facebook, coz it's a farce.
 
Re: Australia Day by mrsthing on 27 January 2009 7:02pm
 
July 4th, Independence Day in America, is for having parades and cookouts and drinking lots of beer. When everyone is good and drunk, we set off fireworks.

A real patriotic day for remembering what our forefathers did to establish America as an independent country.
 
Re: Australia Day by tucsonmike on 27 January 2009 7:41pm
 
OK, I will bite. Inquiring minds want to know. What does it REALLY mean to most Australians to BE Australian?
 
Re: Australia Day by kazzzz on 28 January 2009 5:41am
 
To be patriotic but know nothing about our history or culture, which basically is a big melting pot. The unacceptance of other races and creeds is astounding considering hardly anyone is more than 2nd or 3rd generation "Australian" anyway.
Commonly heard is "if you don't like it leave". it's everywhere , on t shrts, car stickers etc. And I'm just being honest here.
 
Re: Australia Day by johnnythemonkey on 28 January 2009 6:27am
 
Kazzzz, it was a long time ago that I was in your country but I must say that the self-congratulatory element of your media stunk.
Brits in particular would find it an anathema. I think that self promotion of one country as being better than another as America tries to do ( and the new President ) only harbours grudges and anger.
At least with Australia, their government is only trying to convince a populace living in a fly infested shithole, that they are in 'Paradise '. America is somewhat different but this economic ( American ) crisis, might end up changing the world order.....and I and others might end up wanting Mac Donalds back !
 
Re: Australia Day by mrsthing on 28 January 2009 6:09pm
 
Australia and America have a lot in common, then.
 
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