Friday 3rd of April 2020

Gus Leonisky's blog

aussie, aussie, aussie, oi, oi oi...

coltonite   I love Australia.

It’s not a thing you hear too often from progressives. Mostly this is because we don’t go in for the pathetic jingo-nationalist, quasi-militaristic “love it or leave it”-style patriotism that John Howard attempted to link with a love of country.

a dream of justice and dark emu on australia day...

dream

Two days into 2020, a 37-year-old Indigenous woman in Victoria died in prison after being remanded in custody on minor charges. Nine days later, a 13-year-old Indigenous girl was held overnight and strip searched by Tasmanian police for allegedly breaking a curfew.

"darwin was wrong: in the human species, the idiots end up at the top of the tree..." shakespeare...

knuckle dragging...   Prime Minister Scott Morrison is telling the people what they want to hear while his approval rating plummets, writes 

an insane physician...

quackery   Responding to a question on what he thought of climate activist Greta Thunberg's criticism of his administration's climate track record, Donald Trump replied by asking how old she was and<

overcoaled and undersexed...

overcoaled   Would the prime minister rule out protecting Australians from terrorism if it cost a single job? Would he promise that no nurse, teacher or other public servant would be sacked in pursuit of a budget surplus?

of false prophets...

dooooom!

US President Donald Trump has decried climate "prophets of doom" in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where sustainability is the main theme.

ahhhh.... it wasn't about sport!...

not about sport...   Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg personally announced sports grants under the controversial $100m program overseen by Bridget McKenzie – with Morrison even boasting the program “isn’t about sport” but rather “community” while unveiling a $200,000 grant in his electorate.

democracy is getting weirder...

reagan and pope   We have already written about Edmund Burke here

it would be uncouth of me to mention a burnt steak...

scott

Since this image was published in May last year (2019), a lot of fires have gone through the bush. And now the prayers to the god of heaven have been answered, vindicating the power of prayers: it's been raining nearly the monthly average in a couple of days. Scott is in clover.

What I mean here is that Angus Taylor has been lying about Clover... Morrison's mob climate policy is about telling porkies about other people's climate policies, like those of Clover Moore's Sydney City Council. But this is another story. 

casino royal mess...

crown   The first of three inquiries into Crown Resorts and the conduct of its casino business kicks off on Tuesday in Sydney, when the former supreme court judge Patricia Bergin is expected to outline how she intends to tackle her task.

the british justice is based on stinking arseholes in the UK and the US...

sins   Another slot of judicial history, another notch to be added to the woeful record of legal proceedings being undertaken against Julian Assange.  The ailing WikiLeaks founder was coping as well as he could, showing the resourcefulness of the desperate at his Monday hearing. 

thank you malcolm for your essay... though there were times we wondered about your whatever...

essay

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has accused a “toxic, climate-denying alliance of right-wing politics”, the Murdoch media and the coal industry of hijacking Australia’s climate debate.

a rough ride ahead... is the PM, scott morrison, appearing to be more of an idiot than he is?...

logicoal

The 2010–2019 decade was the hottest on record. The next one looks even worse, according to the UN.

The past decade has been the warmest on record, the UN announces, confirming the inexorable global warming of the Earth, marked by an increase in extreme weather phenomena.


2019 has been the second hottest year in the world, after 2016, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says. And 2020 is not going to be better. "Unfortunately, we expect to see a lot of extreme weather in 2020 and in the decades to come, fueled by record levels of greenhouse gases that retain heat in the atmosphere," said the Secretary General. WMO, Petteri Taalas.


confusion on the next step abounds...

next  Behind the Scenes of U.S./Iran Relations

of the bitter-sweetness of life...

picasso's   Rod Dreher pushes the limits of his limited knowledge without the ability to think outside the religious box — except to blame what’s outside for the destruction of the box. Today, he is mortified as to why the teaching of Christian beliefs is taking a hammering, even in Christian colleges… Here he warns us about the complacent piety of older American Christians:

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