Discussing Politics on the Internet - what a brilliant idea.... NOT.
Bush is a wanker. So is Mr. Howard. Most politicians are! Get over it and move on.
As for Half-Life2 being banned in Australia, so what - they'll release a 'toned down' version. 5 seconds after that goes gold, a dozen or so hacks will be out to restore it all. Happened with Duke3D - hell, when I bought the game the retailer GAVE me the hack.