Claire Lehmann should sue

Sean Kelly used to word for Pms Gillard and Rudd. He wrote this in the SMH. It’s a nasty piece, which masters the art of guilt by association. Read it to see the tactic in play.

Dan wasn’t so resolute when it came to BLM

BTW The longer this goes on, the wonkier his eyes get and the more his earlobes grow. Just an observation.

Tom Petty’s family is standing up to Trump

According to The Guardian (and every other publication that celebrates any news that isn’t positive to Trump):

The family of Tom Petty has issued a formal cease and desist letter to the Donald Trump campaign over its use of his song I Won’t Back Down at a rally in Tulsa on 20 June.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Adria, Annakim, Dana and Jane Petty said the US president was “in no way authorised to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense left behind”.

They said the late musician and his family “firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any kind. Tom Petty would not want a song of his used for a campaign of hate. He liked to bring people together”.

Someone ought to have told Tom Petty that:

June Carter Cash (b 1929)

More famous today for being the wife of Johnny Cash, June Carter was a beautiful singer in her own right and a member of the  legendary Carter Family. She’s funny, too.