Friday 22nd of September 2023

Gus Leonisky's blog

Here is the news: humour is for comedians...


The BBC has been accused of having a "total sense of humour failure" after banning its political editor, Nick Robinson, and other senior journalists such as Huw Edwards and George Alagiah from taking part in one of the corporation's own entertainment television programmes.

and the oscar goes to the pimps...


from John Pilger

Why are so many films so bad? This year's Oscar nominations are a parade of propaganda, stereotypes and downright dishonesty. The dominant theme is as old as Hollywood: America's divine right to invade other societies, steal their history and occupy our memory. When will directors and writers behave like artists and not pimps for a world view devoted to control and destruction?

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the choice of being unwashed...

Abbott remarks draw Salvos' fire

The Salvation Army says it is worried by comments by Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott that homelessness can be a choice for some people.

Mr Abbott made the comments to a meeting of social service providers last week.

Major David Eldridge from the Salvation Army says he hopes Mr Abbott was not trying to politicise the issue.

Heracles and the windy deals with banks....

heracles and the wind

Am I on my lonesome to believe that for the last 60 years the US has been trying to stop the formation of Europe?...

A strong Europe would pose a "challenge" to the US.

crops of AWB toons...

celebrating awb

Before, during and after the war in Iraq, the Australian Wheat Board was selling tonnes of wheat to Iraq. But before the war it was selling wheat while paying bribes to Saddam to get the gig, contrary to the letter of UN sanctions. Of course, the UN authorities alerted ASIO, which unlike the WMDs fictional double-cross set-up, got the right info on the AWB deception. But, according to our previous government, the boffins at ASIO decided to say NOFIN'...

the irony or ironing...


From the SMH

Opposition leader Tony Abbott has been branded "incredibly old-fashioned" for implying that housewives still do all the ironing.

Mr Abbott made the comment in a dry cleaners in the NSW town of Queanbeyan yesterday, as he warned of higher electricity prices under the government's emissions trading scheme.

tweedleright verus righttweedle

the right to be rightier

Gerard Alexander: Why are liberals [US democrats mostly] so condescending?

climate change, clowns and controversies

climate change clowns

Visiting British climate change commentator Christopher Monckton has attacked the Federal Government's emissions trading scheme (ETS), arguing part of it is unconstitutional.

Lord Monckton is using a speaking tour of Australia to question the need for countries to cut carbon emissions.

He told a gathering in Canberra that a provision in the ETS that allows the state to expropriate land is against the constitution.

blame the donkey...


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has blamed failings by Nigerian leaders for increasing "radicalisation" among young Nigerians.

She pointed to poor living standards and "unbelievable" corruption.

Mrs Clinton was speaking after a young Nigerian man from a wealthy family was accused of trying to blow up a plane over the US on Christmas Day.

She said she believed that bombing suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was "disturbed by his father's wealth".

The Nigerian government has not responded to Mrs Clinton's criticism.

not the world at large...

not the world at large

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says comments he made about when a woman should lose her virginity were meant only as advice for his three daughters.

When asked by the Australian Women's Weekly in a wide-ranging interview published today what advice he would give his daughters on sex before marriage, Mr Abbott replied that he would advise them not to give away their virginity lightly.

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