Texas madness. Smoking or reading the tea leaves. Trudeau trails.
In a modern-day equivalent of a Roman triumph, dozens of Humvees and armoured fighting vehicles were driven along the main road. And overhead a captured Black Hawk helicopter flew, replete with a Taliban banner. All that were missing was the leader of the defeated enemy in cage.
The well upholstered Clive Palmer, Australia's answer to either Donald Trump, Donald Duck or Lord Screaming Sutch, depending on your mood, has appointed the also well upholstered and former Liberal but now current independent MP Craig Kelly as his party's parliamentary leader.
A 'Code Barnaby' is a form of extortion: I'll agree with your plan only if you give me what I want. Trouble is Barnaby doesn't know what he wants. He wants others to develop a plan. And then he will do an Oliver Twist, and ask for more.