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Knock knock, who’s there? Drraaaammmaaa. Overnight, Kevin Rudd sued the ABC over the cabinet papers, the Super Moon wasn’t that super and Bernie Sanders applauded. Sort of.
Rudd launches at the ABC, shredding the credibility of the Cabinet Papers.
Annnnnnd the first shoe has clanged the floor in the Cabinet Papers fiasco, as former PM (and handball enthusiast) Kevin Rudd has started legal action against the ABC. In a statement via Twitter (see below), Mr Rudd claimed that the allegations against him were complete fiction.
“In fact, it (the royal commission launched by Tony Abbott) found that when I was PM, ‘there was no warning given of the very many problems with the program’,” the former Labor prime minister tweeted.
“The report by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) alleging I ignored warnings on the risks to the safety of installers of home insulation is a lie.”
Here’s my statement on the ABC report on the Home Insulation Program. Abbott’s own Royal Commission on HIP made no findings against me. In fact it found that when I was PM, “there was no warning given of the very many problems with the program.” (p.271) https://t.co/Kux0I7AyZg pic.twitter.com/UP6fcGic5F
— Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) January 31, 2018
Who else thought that this whole cabinet pickle would be quietly relocated to the back shed?
Yeah, us neither.
Sydney misses out on the Super Blue Blood Moon, but we didn’t really miss out on much, hey.
For those who possess a Sydney address, last night’s Super Blue Blood moon looked very much like this:
Gorgeous/Bummer. However, the rest of the country (I think) were treated to some visceral lunar chicanery, and gleefully uploaded the images to Insta, perhaps not focusing on the focus element. That, or the Super Blue Blood moon is an inherently blurry occurrence.
Not sure, didn’t see it.
This might be a case of sour moon grapes, but considering that it is a phenomenon that knocks on our doors every century and a half, it’s not that impressive, hey. And fine if you ignored us, moon, we’re part of #TeamHalley’sComet anyway. So ner.
Sanders once again walks the meme streets of Washington. Clap clap, Bernie.
You know what? For twelve beautiful hours, I thought we escaped Donald Trump’s State of the Union address with our sweet lives. But no, the familiar rusty claws of memedom crush our ankles under breakfast tables this morning, as a minor note of indifference became a meme. Because we haven’t got enough of those already.
Essentially, Bernie Sanders didn’t much care for proceedings, so he barely forced a clap, which like, totally, echoed the internet, as everyone thought, ohhhh I do that, making with the somewhat mirth that will live forever for the rest of the day.
Bernie clapping like he just learned his ex-girlfriend is really happy now pic.twitter.com/IiyLulRdfI
— Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) January 31, 2018
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) January 31, 2018
Bernie clapping like Slytherin just won the house cup pic.twitter.com/CHIbHuuCr2
— DollyPartonSocialism (@DPsocialism) January 31, 2018
To you, DollyPartonSocialism (!), I say:
Bernie Sanders slow clapping is awesome!!!!! pic.twitter.com/wwy55PeAB8
— Alex Malespin T. (@SuperAlexT101) January 31, 2018
The Top 5 Tweets from Overnight
— Mark Newton (@NewtonMark) January 31, 2018
— Archillect (@archillect) January 31, 2018
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 31, 2018
there are none braver none who risk more to uphold our democracy god bless the whistleblowers pic.twitter.com/4XvHFcKKdJ
— jess wheeler (@wheelswordsmith) January 31, 2018
— Times of India (@timesofindia) January 31, 2018