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The disingenuous Laura Jayes

February 1, 2021 - 10:02 -- Admin

On Twitter, an emergency doctor, Tariq Jenner, tweeted

“Sending solidarity to whoever the doctor is managing this incredibly distressing situation so calmly. This is what disinformation causes. Media personalities peddling this sort of absolute nonsense should be utterly ashamed of themselves.”1

The Swedish model

January 30, 2021 - 09:03 -- Admin

In mid-November 2020, I took a swipe at the idiotic Rowan Dean from among the Sky After Dark nutters, for believing he was capable of understanding epidemiology. Dean was advocating that Australia should follow the ‘Swedish model’ in dealing with Covid-19. This entailed voluntary social distancing, some restrictions on the size of crowds, no lockdown and ‘keeping the economy intact’.


January 29, 2021 - 08:27 -- Admin

Many years ago, our school class (cannot remember which one) had a student teacher, who introduced to us the concept of ‘Austerica’, an amalgam of the names Australia and America. It is a word coined by the architect Robin Boyd in his book ‘The Australian Ugliness’ from 1960. It referred to the slavish adoption by Australians of American styles in everything from neon-lighting, outlandish fins on cars, to some of the cheapest and silliest mass-produced items.

Not only in America

January 20, 2021 - 12:54 -- Admin

While many of the bizarre and disturbing personalities involved in the Capitol invasion have been discussed at length elsewhere, and to a lesser extent on this blog1, there is another aspect has not been examined in detail until more recently. The participation of off-duty police officers in the invasion of the Capitol building in Washington has raised concerns that there are a considerable number of white-supremacists within police departments across the U.S.

The density of Alexandra Marshall

January 19, 2021 - 08:36 -- Admin

Alexandra Marshall describes herself as an IT professional, farmer, writer and political blogger. She writes for the Spectator, a magazine edited by perhaps the craziest of the crazies on Sky After Dark (SAD), one Rowan Dean, who has been the subject of derision here before1.

She tweeted: Our grandparents fought against the cataclysm of socialism to make sure [Australia] remained a free and prosperous nation. Lest We Forget.2