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The incompetence of white supremacists

March 22, 2019 - 15:07 -- Admin

Sometimes you
read something and a metaphoric light goes on in your head, and you think ‘Yep,
that’s on the money’. This happened to me a few days ago when I read a series
of tweets (a ‘thread’ in Twitter argot) sent into the ether by television chef Adam
Liaw. Normally I’d never read something other than a recipe from a chef, thinking
that is all they are good at, but that is just prejudice. This series of tweets
explained much to me.

They were:

Morrison’s shadowy cabinet of curiosities

March 21, 2019 - 09:23 -- Admin

After the Christchurch
massacre, Waleed Aly (on The Project} delivered a magnificent and emotional
editorial regarding the massacre and the fact that he was not shocked at the
occurrence; just as he was not shocked at the massacres in other mosques,
synagogues and churches. He also related some of the disgraceful words used by
Senator Fraser Anning, on parliamentary letter head. To hear them, and realise

More Liberal climate change denial

March 20, 2019 - 08:49 -- Admin

Former Vice Chancellor
of Notre Dame University, Celia Hammond, has been selected to run in Julie
Bishop’s seat of Curtin. On the surface, she should have been a reasonably good
candidate, being a clearly successful academic lawyer, who rose to be the chief
executive of a university of sorts. However, she has said some bizarre things
such as she is passionate about the commitment to the harmony of faith and

Another Trump moment for Morrison

March 19, 2019 - 09:22 -- Admin

After the
Charlottesville neonazi-antinazi demonstrations and murder, Donald Trump
maintained that both neo-Nazis and the anti-Nazis were to blame for the
violence, and that there were good people ‘on both sides’, despite the neo-Nazis
shouting anti-Semitic slogans and one of their number committing the murder1.
Now, in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre, Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Stating the obvious 30 years too late

March 17, 2019 - 11:56 -- Admin

Very few Murdoch ‘journalists’
are real journalists; many are just Liberal Party fundament osculators. One of
the few who is a real journalist is Malcolm Farr, but he has not done himself
any favours this week in publishing an article in which he stated that “the
public debate on the existence of climate change is over and we are owed an
apology”1. To be blunt, this is equine ordure. The debate was over

Now, where did that come from?

March 16, 2019 - 08:16 -- Admin

Christchurch in New
Zealand has just suffered one of the worst massacres in recent times. Two
mosques were attacked apparently by one man with semi-automatic rifles. The
latest reports are that 49 worshippers have been killed. 48 people have been
treated for gunshot wounds and 20 are in a serious or critical condition in hospital.
The perpetrator was apparently a white supremacist, who was an Australian