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Another media buffoon

September 9, 2020 - 09:36 -- Admin

John Kehoe is a senior writer for the
Australian Financial Review and writes on economics, politics and business, and
surprisingly, epidemiology. I say surprisingly in the latter case, because he
has pontificated on epidemiology in a tweet in reply to Nobel Laureate Peter
Doherty. Doherty tweeted:

The logic of the Brassicas

September 8, 2020 - 07:56 -- Admin

Among all the vegetables in the crisper
drawer of Sky After Dark (SAD), Paul Murray has a regular spot, I believe; and like
all the other people there, he is a right wing nutter. However, he has just
come out with something so astonishing and hilarious that it makes you wonder whether
he is in control of his faculties, or what level he reached in his education. Like
many in the Liberal Party, he is foaming at the mouth to try to damage Victorian

How Murdoch ‘ruperters’ operate 25

September 5, 2020 - 08:08 -- Admin

The appalling Paul
Kelly, who writes for Rupert Murdoch’s The Australian, and who has railed
against almost anything progressive in Australia. Indeed, he railed against the
setting up of the Royal Commission into Institutional
Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, asserting that it was because of the “dismal,
populist” governance of Australia. It is likely that he believed it was all

Aktion man

September 3, 2020 - 08:21 -- Admin

Ever since being dumped from the Prime
Ministership, Tony Abbott initially harboured a desire to become prime minister
again, but only had to be satisfied with the demise of the prime ministership
of Malcolm Turnbull. Losing his seat of Warringah at the last election seems to
have made him realise that the prime ministership is forever out of his grasp.
As a consequence of that and the demise of his marriage, he seems to be

The Trump technique

September 1, 2020 - 08:19 -- Admin

The idiotic mindset of Donald Trump has
been on display for quite some time and it is epitomised by his call for
slowing down of testing for Covid-19 so there will be fewer cases recorded.
While he eventually tried to pass it off as sarcasm, he has stated it several
times and at another time said ‘I don’t kid’1. Trump is so bereft of
an inkling of understanding that if you decrease testing you will certainly

As thick as they come

August 28, 2020 - 11:47 -- Admin

Craig Kelly has been the subject of derision
here before. His opinion that ancient photos are a reliable measure of sea level
rise1, and that Pacific atolls float on the ocean2, and
that climate change is not happening3, were astonishing. However, the
stupidity continues.