Confusing Tasmania with China, Tony Abbott almost appears likable and human in his blundered toast with Prime Minister Xi Jinping. But don't let a momentary display of humanity confuse you. Tony Abbott is the Australian Teabagger, no doubt about it.
Abbott takes the global warming is a hoax stupidity to a whole different level. He repealed the carbon tax on emissions and mining in August, just a few months before this last weekend's G20 in Brisbane. Remember this summit, a historical agreement between the U.S. and China to cut emissions, while the Murdochian puppet does the exact opposite?
In order to increase international tensions, Abbott has made a few blunders. In August, he visited the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea and basically denounced the Communist North as a few North Korean soldiers stared right back at him. He is a typical GOP xenophobe type as he's created a very nationalistic Australia that treats immigrants like shit, kind of like the folks on the Texas/Mexico border.
Anti-science, anti-evolution, sound familiar?
Thus, we now have no science minister, and this is as one with the general tenor of the sort of dumbed-down conservatism to which Mr Abbott adheres. Science comes under particular attack, because it is the great dethroner of religious power.
Abbott is a known misogynist, religious-zealot and corporatist, anti-education whore. He has sold out to Murdoch's organization and his popularity is falling fast. It is confusing to Australians how we don't all get behind a refreshingly intelligent and capable president like Barack Obama.