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Just another Victorian Liberal

July 20, 2021 - 10:04 -- Admin

Victorian state MP Georgie Crozier (‘Crazier’ to many) has been one of the lesser lights in the whining by the Victorian Liberal Party over the Covid-19 lockdowns in that state, with Tim Smith leading the charge, seemingly with the ambition of becoming opposition leader in place of the even less inspiring Michael O’Brien1.

The percentage of lies

July 19, 2021 - 10:39 -- Admin

The kerfuffle over Morrison’s brain fart, in which he attempted to squash the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation’s (ATAGI) advice that under 60s should not have the AstraZeneca vaccine has been well documented in several places and I wrote an essay on it around the time I had my first dose of that vaccine1.

How many dead are an acceptable cost?

July 18, 2021 - 08:30 -- Admin

I am always amazed by the inability of conservatives to even contemplate the misfortune of others unless it affects them personally. I have been so struck by this, that in my wildest imaginings, I have wondered if this is an incipient speciation event. While that is unlikely, there have been several recent examples which caused this to resurface.

Learning would be embarrassing

July 16, 2021 - 09:41 -- Admin

I don’t usually watch the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Q & A television show because they tend to have people on the panel who are either ignorant, but have opinions, or who are politicians, whose only concern is politicking; both are annoying, if not infuriating. As a consequence, that is why I tend not to watch it.

Not good for plants or us

July 13, 2021 - 09:04 -- Admin

Often you will hear idiotic climate change deniers such as Rupert Murdoch saying that carbon dioxide is ‘good for plants’. Of course, this is based on their limited school-level knowledge of plant physiology. At that level of understanding, plants ‘inhale’ carbon dioxide and ‘exhale’ oxygen.

The Morrison Equation

July 12, 2021 - 08:17 -- Admin

A certain G. Dixon has said: “Scott Morrison couldn’t lead a dog on a leash. He’s a follower. He waits for someone else to do and say something, and if it looks like it might be a goer, he rides on their coat tails; then he calls press conferences to big note himself and take the credit”1. This was exemplified by his barging in to front the media when the Australian Federal Police with other organisations in Operation Ironside made a huge drug bust2.

The lying never stops

July 11, 2021 - 09:21 -- Admin

Dennis Shanahan and Yoni Bashan must be pretend journalists as they have written some garbage entitled ‘Flood of Pfizer finally here’. This was presumably written at the behest of Morrison or Murdoch.