Tag: bullshit

Liar, liar, the bush is on fire

Thankfully, The Guardian gave space to ecologist Graeme Redfearn to fact-check Barnaby’s claims and – surprise, surprise – they are false.

We were duped, but Blair, Bush and Howard got their invasion. The take-away lesson that they and other politicians learned was that you can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time. To this day, John Howard has defended his decision and Australia’s role in the destruction of Iraq and Tony Blair has always stopped far short of admitting his deception.

via Liar, liar, the bush is on fire

Trump hails the US-China trade ‘lovefest’, but the verbal agreement is a long way short of his ambitions – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

US President Donald Trump points to his left with a stern look on his face while standing at a lectern during a rally.

via Trump hails the US-China trade ‘lovefest’, but the verbal agreement is a long way short of his ambitions – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

What is truth, who owns it, and why do Morrison and Trump abuse it? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

I used to believe that Americans were the only people in the world that believed their own bullshit but we are now their equal. John Lord

via What is truth, who owns it, and why do Morrison and Trump abuse it? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Here’s a Breakdown of Trump’s Most Effective Rhetorical Weapons — and Why They Could Get Him Reelected | The Smirking Chimp

Soundbytes won the last election in Australia because of short memories and Media (ODT)

5. Trump claims that U.S. economy is better than ever

Trump obviously realizes that many Americans, like himself, have short attention spans. Democrats are much better at nuance, but when so many Americans respond instinctively to soundbites — not nuance or intricate details — Democrats are fighting an uphill battle. Trump has repeatedly congratulated himself for the United States’ low unemployment rates of 2018 and 2019, but the devil is in the details: the country was recovering significantly from the Great Recession when Obama was still president — and not all Americans have been feeling the recovery. But when Trump stresses that “our economy is better than it has been in many decades” and tries to take credit for it, his base is going to buy into it — even if they’re still struggling.

via Here’s a Breakdown of Trump’s Most Effective Rhetorical Weapons — and Why They Could Get Him Reelected | The Smirking Chimp

Turns out posh boys are better bullshitters. That explains a lot | Phoebe-Jane Boyd | Opinion | The Guardian

Harrovians and local schoolboys at Lords in 1937.

Women with imposter syndrome, take note: young, rich males are inclined to bluff and get away with it, a UCL study shows

 

Turns out posh boys are better bullshitters. That explains a lot | Phoebe-Jane Boyd | Opinion | The Guardian

The Liberal Party’s list of “key achievements” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

 

For those of us who wonder what this government has actually achieved, the Liberal Party have provided a handy list of “key achievements”.

via The Liberal Party’s list of “key achievements” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

New Analysis of GOP Tax Scam Shows “Corporate Cheapskates” Not Sharing Windfall With Workers

It was a promise of trickle down Bullshit and Trump delivered

“President Trump and Republicans gave huge tax cuts to big drug companies, big oil, and other corporations, but corporations are giving back little—if anything—to working families.”
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via New Analysis of GOP Tax Scam Shows “Corporate Cheapskates” Not Sharing Windfall With Workers

With rapidly evaporating respect Mr Turnbull, that’s crap – » The Australian Independent Media Network

With rapidly evaporating respect Mr Turnbull, that’s crap. The rest of the world is moving to fibre whilst you have made us a communications backwater, ranking 50th in the world behind places like Thailand, Estonia, Bulgaria and Kenya. With rapidly evaporating respect Mr Turnbull, that’s crap – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Viet Cong fought against poverty and repression we weren’t told that. Like mushrooms we were kept in the dark and fed bullshit. As we are now

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“ISIL will claim that our involvement in this international effort is the reason they are targeting us, but these people do not attack us for what we do, but for who we are and how we live.”

Despite this narrative’s denial of the truth, the harsh reality is Australia has caused the threat to itself by striding clumsily with guns blazing and meddling in Middle Eastern affairs — something that began with military action in Afghanistan in 2001.

Last Monday, in a call for action against it enemies, ISIS urged its members to kill civilians and soldiers of the nations aligned against it, naming Australia.

They did this not because Australia is a liberal democratic country, but rather because Australia has allowed itself to become embroiled in Middle East politics and line up as an ally and soldier on the battlefield with the United States.

Why then would the PM come out and claim differently?

The prime minister is playing a political game, attempting to frame the threat to Australia in a way that absolves Australia as the cause of the threats itself.

Government needed to own the intervention and breakage it made, respectively, in 2001 and 2003  to show good faith with voters and to reduce the vicious Islamophobia we are now, unfortunately, seeing spread like wildfire through the community.