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The media’s job?

April 9, 2022 - 11:55 -- Admin

In the last day or three, while farnarcling around on Twitter, I came across an extraordinary exchange. One of the Twitterati, Antfarmer, stated

“Disappointingly [Katharine Murphy, political editor of the Guardian] just recited the misnomer [sic] that the Liberal party’s traditional strength is economic management. Really? On what basis is this furphy rolled out election after election? Which economic stats?”1

Astonishingly, Murphy replied with:

Corruption galore 11

April 6, 2022 - 08:53 -- Admin

This is the eleventh instalment of the list of corruption by politicians in federal and state coalition governments. The previous instalments have documented corruption as the instances of it became known1-10. This has followed the same system, recording them as I became aware of them.

Another world

April 5, 2022 - 14:47 -- Admin

I was asked to help crack rocks at a relatively newly discovered fossil locality a few weeks ago. It was a brief trip of only a few days, so as many people as able were ‘dragooned’ to help crack as many rocks as possible in those few days, in the hope of discovering as many fossils as we could. This fossil locality is named the McGraths Flat locality, and was discovered when the soil in the area was tilled by the property owner1,2.

Why I cannot vote for the Morrison government: pork barrelling

April 3, 2022 - 07:41 -- Admin

Someone online asked me and others to explain why we could not vote for the Morrison government (not that I ever would), I replied:

“The constant lies, misogyny, racism, idiocy, petulance, corruption, pork barrelling, religious nutjobbery, hatred of expertise, shirking of responsibility, shifting of blame to the blameless, the stealing of credit from the creditable. #WhyIWantChange”1

A bit quiet

April 2, 2022 - 19:43 -- Admin

Things have been a bit quiet on this blog for the last four days. We have been babysitting grandchildren while their parents have been away at an elaborate wedding of a close friend in another city.

Why I cannot vote for the Morrison government: petulance and corruption

March 25, 2022 - 10:25 -- Admin

As I have related before, someone online asked me and others to explain why we could not vote for the Morrison government (not that I ever would), I replied:

“The constant lies, misogyny, racism, idiocy, petulance, corruption, pork barrelling, religious nutjobbery, hatred of expertise, shirking of responsibility, shifting of blame to the blameless, the stealing of credit from the creditable. #WhyIWantChange”1

Why I cannot vote for the Morrison government: racism and idiocy

March 23, 2022 - 09:36 -- Admin

When someone online asked me why I could not vote for the Morrison government (not that I ever would), I replied:

“The constant lies, misogyny, racism, idiocy, petulance, corruption, pork barrelling, religious nutjobbery, hatred of expertise, shirking of responsibility, shifting of blame to the blameless, the stealing of credit from the creditable. #WhyIWantChange”1

Why I cannot vote for the Morrison government: lies and misogyny

March 22, 2022 - 09:11 -- Admin

The title of this piece is a bit misleading in that it gives the impression I could possibly consider voting for a Morrison government. I could not do so even if I was a billionaire, as retain some self-respect. This piece was begun soon after Adam Jacoby asked, on Twitter:

“Leading into the election I would like us to start a thread about why we won’t vote for the Morrison Govt. Please comment here with your reason using the hashtag #WhyIWantChange 

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