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Why I cannot vote for the Morrison government: shirking responsibility and shifting blame

April 18, 2022 - 11:04 -- Admin

As I have said ad nauseam in this series, someone online asked me and others to explain why we could not vote for the Morrison government (not that I ever would), I replied:

“The constant lies, misogyny, racism, idiocy, petulance, corruption, pork barrelling, religious nutjobbery, hatred of expertise, shirking of responsibility, shifting of blame to the blameless, the stealing of credit from the creditable. #WhyIWantChange”1

Why I cannot vote for the Morrison government: hatred of expertise

April 16, 2022 - 10:51 -- Admin

Someone online asked me and others to explain why we could not vote for the Morrison government (not that I ever would), I replied:

“The constant lies, misogyny, racism, idiocy, petulance, corruption, pork barrelling, religious nutjobbery, hatred of expertise, shirking of responsibility, shifting of blame to the blameless, the stealing of credit from the creditable. #WhyIWantChange”1

Why I cannot vote for the Morrison government: religious nutjobbery

April 10, 2022 - 09:03 -- Admin

Someone online asked me and others to explain why we could not vote for the Morrison government (not that I ever would), I replied:

“The constant lies, misogyny, racism, idiocy, petulance, corruption, pork barrelling, religious nutjobbery, hatred of expertise, shirking of responsibility, shifting of blame to the blameless, the stealing of credit from the creditable. #WhyIWantChange”1

The media’s job?

April 9, 2022 - 11:55 -- Admin

In the last day or three, while farnarcling around on Twitter, I came across an extraordinary exchange. One of the Twitterati, Antfarmer, stated

“Disappointingly [Katharine Murphy, political editor of the Guardian] just recited the misnomer [sic] that the Liberal party’s traditional strength is economic management. Really? On what basis is this furphy rolled out election after election? Which economic stats?”1

Astonishingly, Murphy replied with:

Corruption galore 11

April 6, 2022 - 08:53 -- Admin

This is the eleventh instalment of the list of corruption by politicians in federal and state coalition governments. The previous instalments have documented corruption as the instances of it became known1-10. This has followed the same system, recording them as I became aware of them.

Another world

April 5, 2022 - 14:47 -- Admin

I was asked to help crack rocks at a relatively newly discovered fossil locality a few weeks ago. It was a brief trip of only a few days, so as many people as able were ‘dragooned’ to help crack as many rocks as possible in those few days, in the hope of discovering as many fossils as we could. This fossil locality is named the McGraths Flat locality, and was discovered when the soil in the area was tilled by the property owner1,2.

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