Thursday 23rd of January 2020

the smoke is getting worse....

smoke...   Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore has announced that an extreme weather plan has been activated for the city’s rough sleepers.

finally...

electric bus

Following a staggering blowout to $2.9 billion and close to a year of delays, Sydney’s new light rail is finally here.

seriously serious...

seriously  In the aftermath of these disasters, politicians often talk about how you can’t put one event down to climate change. But the fires that are still burning across NSW and Queensland have brought this link into sharp focus.

backdoor algorithms, restrictions and allegations of delaying tactics to skew the competition and drive up profits...

gambling

On a hot Saturday afternoon in Darwin, James Poppleton is mopping the sweat from his brow. 

It hasn't rained for 160 days.

a minister that invents facts and figures...

angus is a liar...

Naomi Wolf has reignited her row with Australia’s energy minister, Angus Taylor, publishing a recording of a heated phone call with his office.

french malcontents...

strike in France...

France is enduring severe disruption as millions of workers threaten to strike in protest at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions.

at the gallery of commonality, multiplicity and solidarity...

gallery A   I don’t need the Turner Prize to remind me to make my bed… As the Turner Prize claims relevancy in this modern world, it simply means the modern world is either crooked, pissy or it stinks or both. And to tell the Gus-truth, does the art in Turner Prize represent anything else but the frustrations of annoying deluded artists trying to push old crap forward in squared-wheel new wheelbarrows? Is Gus blind? 

the scumdungonians's "there is not a secret deal" means "there is a secret deal"...

lambie takes australia to the slaughter...

Labor and the Greens have accused crossbench senator Jacqui Lambie and the Government of having struck a secret deal to end the medevac laws that allow refugees to come to Australia for medical treatment.

brilliantly cartooning with a russophobic slanted quill... while the irony is hot...

biden's bidet   An award-winning American political cartoonist has made a habit of deploying bigoted tropes as a political weapon against Russians.

the undemocratic deep state of america...

deep state  What American constitutional government most urgently needs at present is for our Madisonian institutions—the presidency, the Congress, and the courts—to wrest back control of national security policy from an unelected and increasingly rogue national security establishment. 

definitely unacceptable...

piss  Australia's foreign minister Marise Payne said on Monday said the treatment of an Australian writer detained in China was "unacceptable", and called for more details on his case in a move likely to increase tensions with the government in Beijing.

miracles performed daily by the devil, the conservative politicians and their friendly media outlets ...

cult figures

Mostly what Scott Morrison has adopted from Trump is the arrogance and utter refusal to concede error even in the face of overwhelming evidence


bad friendless legislations from a smart-arse legalisator...

porterporter

Is the CFMMEU the most unlawful organisation in the history of Australia's industrial laws, as Christian Porter says?

getting old... will the queen send herself a herogram on her 100th?

100th

One of Gadfly’s field agents reports that his stepmother had turned 100 and was anxiously awaiting a letter from Her Majesty to mark the occasion. Instead, through the post came a congratulatory letter from Michael McCormack, the deputy PM who is promoting carbon emissions as a way to contain bushfires.

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