Category Archives: Rafe

Revelation! 178 years of rainfall records for SE Australia

From Jo Nova. A new study by Ashcroft, Karoly and Dowdy pieces together an extraordinary 178 years of rainfall data from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. This is a rare study that brings in much older data, looking at trends and … Continue reading

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Press reports on how climate policy killed the ALP

Somewhat over-optimistic reporting from the Global Warming Policy Forum. Reporting on the coverage in the Daily Mail, New York Times, Reuters and Canberra Times. Jo Nova on the same theme. I would like to think that the ALP is crashing … Continue reading

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Rite-ON election report

What the Rite-ON activists did with limited resources in Queensland. The main objective was to save Dutton in Dickson. Ground campaigns – Pre-polling Volunteers manned booths handing out HTV cards at pre-polling in the electorates of: Petrie Fisher Dickson Macnamara … Continue reading

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Help wanted: Baby Boomer Quiet Australian who voted Liberal

A prominent journalist on The Australian is looking for a “Baby Boomer Quiet Australian who voted Liberal” to interview today. That is a person who voted Liberal but kept quiet about their intentions until getting into the booth when no … Continue reading

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Alan Jones on Julie Bishop and Tony Abbott

Catching a few minutes of Alan Jones this morning while doing some stretching before getting to the keyboard, he responded to a caller who slagged Julie Bishop as a traitor and backstabber. Alan wanted to be fair to Bishop although … Continue reading

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Vintage Speccie

Finally got to the Specie that arrived on Friday. Something must have been going on at the weekend. It looks like a vintage issue and that is only up to Kevin Donnelly on education, after Mark Latham’s speech, Neil Brown … Continue reading

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Lets demonise carbonophobia

Astute observers of the contemporary scene may have noticed that islamophobia is one of the mortal sins identified by the left in the list of hatespeech offences . It is helpful to know that phobia signifies fear, not hatred, as … Continue reading

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Scomo urged to ask for advice from Jacinda to “start the healing”

Another one for the “you could not make it up” file. Ms Wilkinson – a TV host and journalist – took to Ten Daily to slam the toxic culture of Australian politics and urged the re-elected prime minister to provide … Continue reading

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Decency and mediocrity trump mendacity and malevolence

Discuss. Twostix nailed it. I think we’re going to be surprised by morrison not on the economy which will probably remain the status quo, but morally. He’s going to return some sanity to the national institutions re god, family and … Continue reading

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Arise and greet the New Dawn with cheerful song. Comrades

Or is that tomorrow? Anyway before Bill and Chris redistribute the last of your meagre savings for the benefit of needy childcare workers, CFMEU girls holding stop go signs and retired politicians, get your tickets to the Friedman Conference. And … Continue reading

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