Sunday 29 March 2020

Did Michael Gunner Lose his Mind? (Updated)

Was he feverish when he said that? [A]

Up to now, I thought COVID-19 affected the respiratory system only. After reading the latest statement by Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner (Labor) I’ve come to suspect it may induce madness as well (read the whole thing):
“Right now, it is Territory first. And if that means putting the other states last, we’ll do that.”
Will Gunner remember that after the next Hurricane Tracy?

30-03-2020. Local readers may have many questions about the Morrison COVID-19 packages (the latest tranche of which amounts to $AU 130 billion): Commonwealth Treasury Department factsheets for households and individuals. For other related factsheets, please go to the Treasury homepage.

Image Credit:
[A] Michael Gunner in 2016. Author: Ntlabor. Source: Wikimedia. File licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Although I hope NTLabor endorsed the use I make of this file, I find it extremely unlikely.

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Naming and Shaming the Trolls.

Be honest, you always wanted to know what kind of poisonous creature would write something like this:
“She [Greta Thunberg, that is] should be burnt at the stake!”
Comments like that (not the worst, btw) followed Greta Thunberg and the Climate Kids during her late February visit to Bristol.

Well, BristolLive exhibits a small bestiary, with names and photos:


Wednesday 4 March 2020

Reds Under Dutton’s Bed.

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that's all.

Call me paranoid, but I feel something disturbing is going on.