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The Morrison nightmare

August 18, 2021 - 11:12 -- Admin

We are in the middle of the Morrison nightmare. While the pandemic apparently all began in China when a virus jumped species in late 2019, it arrived in Australia in January 2020. Assorted companies scrambled to develop an effective vaccine and in anticipation of their eventual production, many nations had at least signed memoranda of understanding with several companies, so they didn’t put all their eggs in one basket.

Trent Zimmerman and Craig Kelly

August 15, 2021 - 10:09 -- Admin

You’d think Trent Zimmerman and Craig Kelly would have very little in common. After all Zimmerman gives the impression of being urbane and reasonably intelligent, while Craig Kelly seems to be as silly as a two-bob watch. However, they do have much in common and are very similar people if you look at how they behave as parliamentarians.

Lag time

August 9, 2021 - 10:45 -- Admin

Some idiots have demonstrated their ignorance about the Covid-19 pandemic in stating that because there are fewer deaths in the current outbreaks, then the Delta variant has a lower mortality rate. The only time you can determine the death rate is after the event, or if you look at the number of deaths today and compare that with the number of cases in the past. That is because there is a lag time between infection of a person and their possible death from the virus.

From denigration to emulation

August 8, 2021 - 09:49 -- Admin

When Victoria went into lockdown to defeat its devastating second wave of Covid-19 infection late in 2020, all sorts of Liberal politicians both state and federal belted them for their actions. The fact that Victorian state politicians did so is understandable, given they are trying to desperately make an impression, any sort of impression, after buggering up their campaign in the most recent state election1.

Murdoch’s nadir by Morrow

August 6, 2021 - 12:04 -- Admin

The verminous James Morrow, one of the three stooges on Sky After Dark’s Outsiders menagerie of stupidity and gullibility1,2, has really claimed a new nadir of Murdoch bastardry, and this bastardry has been so clearly in evidence during this pandemic. Morrow has done a hatchet job on Dr Norman Swan, Professor Bill Bowtell, Dr Jeannette Young, Professor Raina MacIntyre, and Professor Nicola Spurrier.

Nutty numerologists

August 3, 2021 - 11:26 -- Admin

I saw a ‘discussion’ between online fruitcakes in which some bloke said that numerology was simply geometry, and that the numerals we use are somehow dependent on the number of angles in the written numeral. To make his point he mostly had to use bizarrely written numerals.

3AW: Radio for the stupid

August 1, 2021 - 13:06 -- Admin

When Gladys Berejiklian lied about nobody beating the Delta variant before, some people pointed this out well before I did. Unfortunately, nobody in the media scrum at the time did1. This is symptomatic of the lack of ability of so many journalists in Australia. As if to emphasise the incapability of those who call themselves journalists, Neil Mitchell has now raised this inability to a level that beggars belief.