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Belting Victoria

April 26, 2021 - 09:25 -- Admin

Ever since the Victorian Liberal opposition made a mess of its campaign for the state election and the Labor government increased its majority1, the Liberal Party have been trying desperately to pretend they are electable. This is a difficult proposition because the Victorian Liberal Party has been taken over by religious nutters, just as religion is in decline across the country2.

Corruption galore 9

April 24, 2021 - 13:51 -- Admin

As I said when I posted the eighth compilation of instances of corruption1-8, it is difficult to write something new when the corruption that is endemic in the Liberal and National parties, both at a federal and state level continues on, and on, and on.

Historical revisionism

April 17, 2021 - 11:17 -- Admin

Some recent bleatings from some of the more ignorant RWNJs have attempted to associate socialism with Nazism1, as have some people who should know better, such as Peter van Onselen. He tweeted some time ago that “Nazism is national socialism which is considered a branch of socialism’.  By whom it is considered so, he does not say, but he did admit that he was “not a scholar of Nazi Germany”2.

Phil, the Greek

April 13, 2021 - 09:32 -- Admin

Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was born on Corfu, into the Greek and Danish royal families, but with his parents, was exiled after a military coup in Greece when he was only 18 months old; hence the ironic moniker Phil, the Greek1.

As genuine as Scott Morrison

April 6, 2021 - 16:33 -- Admin

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.