Annabel gives us a piss-weak condemnation of Tony (in italics)... Here is a short version (with Gus annotations in brackets):
And in the past year, we have established many things about Tony Abbott, Prime Minister. Some of them are surprising. Some are not. First, the unsurprising things:
Stop and seize
Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes
The Abbott Government is today marking one year since winning office, with the Prime Minister declaring the Coalition is delivering on its commitments.
The ISIS gang makes great enemies. They dress in black, wear Halloween masks, wave flags, act viciously, and cut off the heads of journalists.
Antony Ting describes it as "like finding treasure". It was 18 months ago when the powerful US congressional committee blew the lid on Apple's aggressive corporate tax structure, which allowed it to funnel $US44 billion dollars out of the country through a network of tax haven subsidiaries.
There has been many spats between Tim Flannery and Andrew Bolt... One problem is that Bolt is a professional spruiker with a clever questioning tongue, while Tim is a scientist trying to be over-popularly alarmist on what he knows is a major problem for years to come.
The man occupying the prime minister's chair today is a very different political character to the one who first sat in it a year ago.
David Leyonhjelm got lucky... His party of "democratic Liberals" (Laissez-faire all the con artistry of the ultra-rightwing nuts) was first of the list on the one-point-five metre long senate paper in the New South Wales ballot for the Federal elections... Many people tick-a-box and the first one will do.
In fact David Leyonhjelm is in favour of guns for all to solve crime in the streets and of GM vegies to solve the crimes from bugs and weeds on the farms.
the australia institute …..
One cannot start getting soft in the brains and start making allowances for Tony Abbott being a liar. At present the MMMM (mediocre mass media de mierda) is touting our globe trotter PM as a diplomatic super-hero while all he is, is a crummy door-to-door second-hand vacuum salesman, with the gab to match that of a foot in the door.
On a serious note, super strong vacuum cleaners are being made illegal in Europe for good reasons... I have an 850 watts vacuum cleaner made in Australia and the little blither sucks far better than Chinese made 2400 watts machines. The secret is in the configuration of the fan blades and the lower revving engine.
from Crikey ….
The real threat of terrorism to Australians, by the numbers
Dear Mister president