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Strange bedfellow

July 3, 2020 - 08:52 -- Admin

About three weeks ago,
I wrote a piece about the Liberal candidate for the Eden-Monaro by-election,
Fiona Kotvojs, specifically about how she, at Scott Morrison’s urging, spouted
the Liberal Party line about climate change; i.e. that they have always
believed in climate change and that humans are contributing to it1. As
I said at the time, this is the Liberals saying ‘we don’t really believe it,

Corruption galore 3

July 2, 2020 - 08:29 -- Admin

Only a couple of days after posting the second compilation
of the federal Coalition government’s numerous examples of corruption, I found
I had to start a third such compilation; such is the depth of their depravity1.

Latest on coronavirus transmission

June 28, 2020 - 18:34 -- Admin

Renyi Zhang, from
Texas A&M University, and colleagues have published a paper (June 11) in
the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA in which they determine
the dominant method of transmission of Covid-19. They analysed trends and
mitigation measures from January 23 to May 9 in three epicentres (Wuhan, Italy
and New York City). Covid-19 broke out in Wuhan in December 2019. The numbers of

Amanda Stoker, dominionist bigot

June 27, 2020 - 14:46 -- Admin

Amanda Stoker is a Liberal National Party
senator from Queensland. In 2009, she lost preselection to Mark
Robinson for the state seat of Cleveland1. Mark Robinson has turned
out to be a hopeless local member2,3, which may say something about
Stoker. Despite this disappointment, she ran for the Senate at the 2013 federal
election, but failed to get elected. However, in 2018, Stoker was appointed to

How Murdoch ‘ruperters’ operate 23

June 25, 2020 - 20:37 -- Admin

Sky News is the
Murdoch-owned zoo of right wing nut jobs. The main aim of their world view is
to keep ultraconservative governments in place where Murdoch has media
interests (i.e., US, UK, Australia) so that billionaires like him need not
worry about paying tax or that the occasional handouts from the government will
stop. In doing so, they regularly lie and this has been the case for many years.

Devine ignorance

June 14, 2020 - 12:17 -- Admin

You see lots of funny things on Twitter, as well as lots of
egregious drivel. However, on occasion you see something that makes you realise
how stupid many right wing nut jobs really are. One of the latter, and one of the
funniest I have seen in a while, was from Miranda Devine, long time and one of
the silliest opinion hacks for assorted Murdoch outlets. Someone dredged up a
tweet she wrote on the 10th of November 2014, the day before Remembrance

The Liberal way

June 12, 2020 - 08:54 -- Admin

At the
launch of her campaign for the Eden-Monaro by-election, Liberal candidate Fiona
Kotvojs was recorded as saying the following:

“I really
believe in an old Chinese saying – give a man a fish and feed him for a day,
teach him how to fish and feed him for life. That summarises what Liberal
philosophy is all about.”1

Another Liberal climate change denier

June 10, 2020 - 08:56 -- Admin

Fiona Kotvojs has been
selected as the Liberal candidate for the July 4 Eden-Monaro by-election recently
vacated by Mike Kelly, who has resigned from parliament. Kotvojs lives at
Dignams Creek1, which is about 15 km southwest of Narooma and 10 km
northeast of Cobargo, and Kotvojs is a member of the Cobargo Rural Fire Service
brigade. The odd thing about the launch of Kotvojs’ campaign was that it was in