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The unlucky country

October 11, 2019 - 13:09 -- Admin

I get sick of people using
the epithet ‘lucky country’ in referring to Australia in a laudatory way, without
realising the phrase’s original intent. Donald Horne used it as the title for
his 1964 book in which he opined that Australia’s climb to prosperity was based
entirely on luck and the nation was run mainly by second rate people who shared
its luck. Horne also regarded our political and economic system as second rate,

The bigotry genie

October 8, 2019 - 20:56 -- Admin

The extremely limited Treasurer,
Josh Frydenberg has tweeted the following:

“I’m deeply concerned about the
reports of children as young as 5 being attacked in schools because of their
Jewishness. It’s completely unacceptable in our civilised society & State
& Federal Govts must work together to educate our community about the
atrocities of the Holocaust.”1

The bigotry genie

October 8, 2019 - 20:56 -- Admin

The extremely limited Treasurer,
Josh Frydenberg has tweeted the following:

“I’m deeply concerned about the
reports of children as young as 5 being attacked in schools because of their
Jewishness. It’s completely unacceptable in our civilised society & State
& Federal Govts must work together to educate our community about the
atrocities of the Holocaust.”1

The stupidity of Michael McCormack

October 6, 2019 - 11:57 -- Admin

The Australian Capital
Territory (ACT) has recently become the first jurisdiction in Australia to
legalise cannabis for personal use. This allows a person over 18 years of age to
possess up to 50 grams of marijuana and two plants. Of course, the Liberal opposition opposed the bill believing it would
lead to more people using cannabis which they said would lead to an increased rate

Gullible ignoramuses

October 3, 2019 - 15:34 -- Admin

There are many people in parliament and
elsewhere who deny various aspects of science: creationists deny evolution;
flat-earthers deny most of physics; antivaxxers deny biochemistry and
immunology; and AIDS deniers deny microbiology. There are lots of other
denialism targets in science and history. For instance: people deny the holocaust,
in which up to 6 million Jews and others died; the moon landing in which

The disgrace that is Amanda Vanstone

September 30, 2019 - 11:32 -- Admin

I have had a go at the
vacuous nature of Amanda Vanstone’s Sydney Morning Herald diatribes before1,2,3,
and now she has come out with another, in which she has a go at Greta Thunberg.
Like many of her conservative colleagues, Vanstone has made it personal, as
they know they do not have either the knowledge, or the cogent arguments, to
take issue with what Thunberg says4.

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