By Max Gross, October 17 2020

Here in Australia the state of Victoria’s COVID19 numbers have plummeted and NSW’s is creeping up again but our Pentecostal prime minister prefers to just let ‘er rip, undermining serious efforts by State leaders to contain the virus.

Meanwhile, here are some interim global statistics.

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Written by Max Gross, 15 August 2020

The latest startling local coronavirus news should pop the Australian state of News South Wales’ bubble of complacency but I doubt most people here will wake up.

Wearing a mask is just such a hassle and we miss playing the pokies and pub crawling wa-aaay too much. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Max Gross, 9 August 2020

“One in 12 Australians are drinking alcohol every day during the coronavirus outbreak”, according a new Alcohol and Drug Foundation survey.

I got in early. Read the rest of this entry »

Olympus Has Fallen

Written by Max Gross, 3 June 2020

With the official COVID19 restrictions easing across Australia, last week I left my bunker for a REAL cup of coffee with great trepidation.

Great trepidation was glad to see me after three month’s absence. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Max Gross, 29 April 2020

Welcome to the new normal!

In Australia, some 800,000 freshly minted unemployed folk have finally had their “jobseeker” claims processed.

Many more have not. Read the rest of this entry »

Who Let the Bugs Out?

Written by Max Gross, 14 April 2020

While Sideshow Scott’s federal gunnament continues to avoid answering the question of who authorised the docking and disembarkation of coronavirus-carrying passengers on the Ruby Princess in Sydney – and with Border Farce Obergruppenfuhrer Kartoffelpuffer seemingly in hiding – here are a few new Covid19 facts and figures. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Max Gross, 30 March 2020

While 37 per cent of Australia’s workforce are at risk of job loss because businesses and workplaces have ceased operation due to the novel coronavirus pandemic,  my other half is working from home and is lucky her employers could arrange that. Read the rest of this entry »

Coronavirus by the Numbers

By Max Gross, 27 March 2020

Australians still do not realise the seriousness of the COVID19 pandemic and Sideshow Scott and the federal government’s fumbling, bumbling response is not helping get that crucial message across.

The insurance industry takes is seriously though.

TAL, which is owned by the Japanese insurance giant Dai-ichi Life and has almost 4 million Australian customers, has reportedly added an exclusion clause for the coronavirus in new insurance policies. Read the rest of this entry »

The Daze of Wine and Coronavirus

Written by Max Gross, 26 March 2020

With the wheels falling off the federal government, the “economy” and that arcane maze of bullshit and debasement called Centrelink,  I braved the outside world to tramp to Woolwarts where the only people wearing protective face masks and rubber gloves were some of the staff. Read the rest of this entry »


Written By Max Gross, 23 March 2020

Slower than a speeding mollusc, weaker than a newborn kitten, unable to leap matchboxes in a single bound. Look! Up in the sky! It’s a turd. It’s a drain! It’s Scrotty from Marketing!

Yes, folks, Australia has officially gone off the cliff.

“Australia has now sprinted past 1,000 cases, with the number doubling over each of the past three days, and it is likely this acceleration is only the beginning”, according to an online report in The Guardian. Read the rest of this entry »


Written and then rewritten by Max Gross, 18 – 20 March 2020

What a difference a week makes.

Get off the roof and get in the bunker! Read the rest of this entry »

Is this the end, beautiful friend? Not by a bloody long shot so get off the roof!

Written by Max Gross, 5 March 2020

It’s a epidemic but not a pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

Australia burns while the government ignores reality

First it was Sydney, then Canberra, now Melbourne is opaque with acrid bushfire smoke, the worst it has ever endured.

Smoke from catastrophic bushfires – mega-fires and firestorms – still burning across north east Gippsland has drifted south and turned suburban air hazardous.

Overnight the EPA rated Melbourne’s air quality the worst in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Max Gross, Monday 6 January 2020

It is cold here in Melbourne – 15c – overcast, raining intermittently today and yesterday, the first “rain” I have seen in months, but this drizzle will have no effect on the catastrophic bushfires that have been burning since September and exploded on NYE, leaving me marooned, the Princes Highway north of Bairnsdale cut off in numerous places. Read the rest of this entry »

Scorched earth agenda ramps up after LNP scrapes back into government

Written by Max Gross
Saturday 1 June 2019

“That’s a slogan, not a policy” – Anthony Albanese

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want too test a man’s character, give him power” – Abraham Lincoln

“He who wins through fraud is not a winner” – Umar ibn al-Khattab (Al-Farooq)

“Aussies are happy in their materialistic world as long as water is coming out of the tap and nothing bad lands on their doorstep” – Sue C. Read the rest of this entry »

All You Fascists Are Bound To Lose!

Written by Max Gross

Monday 18 March 2019

Brecht was right.

“Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the bastard is dead, the bitch that bore him is again in heat”.

And here we are in the 21st Century and the barbarians ARE inside the gates.

Six years of relentless opportunistic LNP dog-whistling xenophobia, Islamophobia, bigotry and racism has finally paid off: on Friday 15 March a “white supremacist” – an Aussie – murdered 51 people in Christchurch New Zealand as they prayed. Fifty people are injured. The killer went from one mosque to a second before he was arrested by police. Read the rest of this entry »

The CBA & the Royal Commission the LNP tried to stop

Written by Max Gross

“Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country” – Karl Kraus (April 28, 1874 – June 12, 1936)

“While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage” – The Bible

“We have the best government that money can buy” – Mark Twain (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910)

Last year the scandal-riddled Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) was charged with 53,700 breaches of money laundering and counter-terrorism-financing laws worth “around $624.7m”,  according to the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (Austrac), the financial intelligence agency. Read the rest of this entry »

Peering through the periscope of his hidden Far South Coast bunker, Max Gross, raving reporteur for, appraises the state of Australia’s stinking, carcass-strewn political battlefield and makes ready with vomit bags, mops  and hoses. No bandages needed, no prisoners taken!

Written by Max Gross

All you need to know about Federal Trasherer Scoff Morbidscum‘s last ever budget is this: the rich will get richer, the poor get a kick in the guts and spit in the face. Angels will fly from your arse before the LNP does a damned thing to improve the lives of  Untermenschen.   Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Max Gross

(*With apologies to George Gershwin and Georges Guetary)

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Written by Max Gross

The current debacle involving Australian MPs found by the High Court to be dual-citizens and thus law breakers in breach of the Constitution and ineligible to sit in parliament has been as entertaining as it is bewildering.

That the prime minister Malcolm Turnbull jumped up in full torque sanctimony and faux indignation to defend the fraudulent Josh Frydenberg by mentioning the War, the Holocaust, and Josh’s long-suffering refugee mother, was a sign of just how far gone this lame duck PM and dysfunctional, discredited LNP government are. Read the rest of this entry »

President Grope

Posted: November 10, 2016 in Election, Politics, Rampant Idiocy, Trump, USA


Written by Max Gross

Unbelievably, a multiple bankrupt who all but incited violence against his opponents, a sexist, racist, hateful, shameless liar, has become POTUS: President Donald Trump!

Well, and why not? Australians once elected Tony Abbott PM! Read the rest of this entry »

By Max Gross

Tuesday 12 July 2016

“When you’re forced to listen to cattle singing, you must at least exercise your freedom to choose the one that sings best” – Nicolai Lilin, ‘Siberian Education’, 2009 got it right, Murdoch got it wrong, and Turnbull got it wrongest.

And although – eight days after the election – the LIEbrals can claim they have won, Australians generally have lost. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Max Gross

“Budget surpluses or deficits are not economic decisions forced upon us by economic ‘facts’. They are political decisions. Decisions around the level of taxation (revenue collection), service provision (government spending), inflation and unemployment are also political decisions – not economic ones” – Kay Rollison, 14 February 2015, Debt and Deficit Duplicity,

“There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men” – Proverbs 30:14 

“Poverty is the worst form of violence” – Mahatma Gandhi

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Written by Max Gross

First published in abridged form at Xenox News Wednesday, 4 May, 2016

“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable” – John Kenneth Galbraith, US (Canadian-born) administrator & economist (1908 – 2006)

I was thinking of analysing the first and last Turnbull government Budget.

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As another inevitably unfair LIEbral Budget looms, Aussie voters are being told by disdainful, privileged, self-entitled ultra-con politicians to “live within your means” in order to bail out the failing Turnbull/Abbott government

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Written by Max Gross

The reign of muddling Malcolm Turnbull PM looks set to be more fleeting than even that of the abysmal Tony Abbott.

Watching his pop poll percentage shrinking, this week Turnbull rolled the dice in a desperate attempt to cling to his recently acquired prime ministership. Read the rest of this entry »

AmeriKKKan Psycho!

Posted: March 17, 2016 in USA
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Is the USA about to be trumped? If so, BYO bucket and mop, people!

By Max Gross

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Written by Max Gross

First published 5 August 2014 by

While the Abbevillian Abbott government continues its “emergency Budget” onslaught upon the powerless, the disenfranchised and the unemployed, the flags are out, brass buffed and sphincters braced to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Read the rest of this entry »