Tony Abbott has labelled himself a conservationist who believes humanity should “rest lightly on the planet”.
Joe: "I've called them fair, gentle, equitable, necessity, improvement, considerate, mellow, pleasant, docile and sympathetic...
We've got to laugh... Laurel and Hardy are always fighting each others but are in plots as thick as thieves... They are united in schemes to make you laugh while stealing your cash. You cannot have one without the other... And by strange construct of the political system, we now have the TOONY & PALMY show... I am a conspiracy theorist at the best of time and this one takes the cake...
from the Monthly …..
Nearly a month since he handed down his first budget, Treasurer Joe Hockey has sought to "set the facts straight" about contentious measures and tackle "head on" widespread accusations that it is unfair.
The case of the humping cartoonists...
Following a very poor and self-serving analysis by Paul Barry at Media Watch of a particular situation, Gus has decided to go and inspect the annals of humping dogs and other unrelated humping characters throughout history — without mentioning a special sensitive case. Nonetheless we have of course got to mention the hamster being humped.
Secret trial 'threatens to undermine the centuries-old British principle of open justice' …
from William blum …..
On Q&A in February, disability support pension recipient Daniel Turner questioned Eric Abetz about planned changes — and came out disturbed by what he'd heard.
I was disappointed by Paul Barry on Media Watch last night (9th June 2014)... Paul's take on the Chris Kenny/ABC case was not as incisive as David Marr's deep analysis of the freedom of speech issue... Paul Barry was somewhat a bit too self-congratulatory for having made back-slapping remarks about the "case", very soon after the skit had aired...