Thursday 23rd of January 2020

bait & switch

The Editor

Sydney Morning Herald.                                                           September 6, 2005.  


So, Treasurer Peter Costello says the government can do little to cut soaring petrol prices (‘Oil producers must boost petrol production: Costello’, Herald, September 5)? 


Pointing to the constant federal excise tax take of $0.3814 per litre, good old uncle Pete furrows his brow, wrings his hands & says there is “no impact on government revenue even with high prices

New Baghdadleans

A great cartoon by Ted Rall on his site.... the punch line from Prez Boosh is: "New Orleans: it's like a damp Baghdad"... after noticing it was an oil hub...