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I was so incensed with some politician’s behaviour that I opined online that they were “as genuine as a black snake”, an old simile from my younger days. Someone retorted that snakes are lovely and to use that phrase is unfair. I replied that it was all I could think of at the time, as I was typing with my fists. They seemed to accept that. Snakes don’t frighten me because, being a geologist, I have bumped into them when doing field work.
Ever since Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a vaccine agreement that wasn’t, and that Australia would be first in line for vaccination1, we have had announcement after announcement regarding vaccines, leading some wags to state that Australia is leading the world: in vaccination announcements.
Andrew Laming is a 54 year old male (calling him a man is probably overstating the case) who was elected to represent all the electors in Bowman, Queensland. Two of those electors, both women, were trolled by Laming. One of them, Alix Russo, said she was suicidal after Laming falsely accused her of misappropriation funds from the charity she founded. After doing so, the appalling Laming wrote on Facebook “Unfortunately for you, I make the rules and you follow them”.1
At a press conference at CSL on Thursday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said this, in part:
Prime Minister Scott Morrison had a press conference today where he attempted to explain how appalled he was that someone could masturbate over the desk of a female member of parliament, and that something must be done.