Thursday 20th of June 2019

John Richardson's blog

from the Cuckoo’s Nest …

from the Cuckoo’s Nest …

Author and columnist Michael Wolff has written this extracted column about his time in the White House based on the reporting included in Fire and Fury. 

New Year Greetings from Turd Blossom …

New Year Greetings from Turd Blossom …

As Australia suffers the stewardship of a man apparently devoid of vision, inspiration and the self-confidence and character to truly lead, the word “hypocrisy” will forever define the prime ministership of Malcolm Turnbull.

there’s our “special friends” & everyone-else …

there’s our “special friends” & everyone-else …

The government’s plans to address foreign influence in Australian life provide an opportunity for the first time to define the level of Israeli activity designed to influence the making of our foreign policy. George Brandis didn’t plan this. But it is likely to be an outcome.  

the voice of a true Australian …

the voice of a true Australian …

The Melbourne Press Club periodically inducts journalists into its Hall of Fame.

hitzatruth ...

hitzatruth ...

Turnbull is a fucking lying disgusting and pathetic mother of all gaslighting arseholes. He has no principles to speak of except for unadulterated greed.

Malcolm's Pink Bats ...

Malcolm's Pink Bats ...

It has taken four years for the government and the nbn company to finally admit what many people have been warning for since the very beginning of the change in NBN plans from FttH (fibre to the home) to FttN (fibre to the node).

on the road to perdition ...

on the road to perdition ...

on smoke & mirrors ...

smoke & mirrors ...

such a lucky country ...

such a lucky country ...

How much longer are we prepared to accept the level of inequality that exists in the world?

rocket men ...

rocket men ...

US bombers flew close to North Korean mainland on Saturday

US President Donald Trump issued a familiar warning to North Korea on Tuesday, saying the US is prepared to use "devastating" military action if necessary - as two defense officials tell CNN that the rogue nation has moved a small number of fighter jets, external fuel tanks and air-to-air missiles to a base on its eastern coast to boost military readiness.

Is Australia a Party to War Crimes in Syria?

Is Australia a Party to War Crimes in Syria?

In September 2015 the Australian government decided that it was joining the US-led “coalition” to fight in Syria in what was described at the time as a war against the terrorist group ISIS (also known as ISIL, IS or Daesh). The decision was purportedly made following the receipt of legal advice as to the legality under international law of Australia joining that particular war. It was subsequently revealed that the government had received the legal advice a year earlier than when it said it was “waiting” for the advice.

 

know them by what they do ...

know them by what they do ...

In writing this I will probably be accused of again drawing too much attention to Tony Abbott. That is in fact precisely what I’m doing, and with some satisfaction, I might add.

in search of substance ...

in search of substance ...

To finish my week’s theme on “commongoodism” I take you back to 2015 when the darling of the Murdoch journalists was suggesting that all you really needed to be successful in politics, was a degree of sorts.

australia as a police state ...

australia as a police state ...

SA Senator Nick Xenophon’s bid for justice for an Australian citizen – who simply wants his passport back – has been rejected by the Senate.

“This really is a very significant scandal in the fact that a citizen of this country has been denied the ability to travel overseas” Senator Xenophon said.

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