FTR: pink batts killed more Australians than coronavirus

And so far, the Morrison government and Peter Dutton have helped keep it that way. Well done.

 
Patriot: “I’ve been back home in Oz for a few days. I come back each Feb for anniversary of the Apology.”

This entry was posted in Fake News, Politics of the Left. Bookmark the permalink.

38 Responses to FTR: pink batts killed more Australians than coronavirus

  1. classical_hero

    The standard of the left is to say racist.

  2. Iain Russell

    The ‘apology’. OMG.

  3. feelthebern

    Krudd should go spend a night in one of these disfunctional settlements without his take-payer funded security.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    One of the three worst Prime Ministers this country has ever endured casts the light of his countenance on us. Strike me lucky, Cats!

  5. FelixKruell

    Any article, no matter how small, that mentions Rudd seems to get an immediate 10,000 word column response by Rudd. From ‘New York’ of course.

  6. Wozzup

    ” Dutton’s handling of this, as with other matters, is still through the Hansonite lens of race.”

    As I interpret this, Rudd is arguing that a disproportionately small number of Australians are dying from coronavirus and that by definition is racist. This problem can only be fixed by reintroducing direct flights from China thereby ensuring the imbalance is corrected by the expedient of more Australian deaths.

    Rudd was wrong one 100% of everything he ever initiated policy wise in public life. I think I will order my life on the principle that he is also wrong any anything he now says after his public life. And by the way the only person I see handling this is Hansonite racial terms is………… Rudd. Dutton has said and done nothing concerning race.

  7. Tel

    Kevin Rudd is a certified moron.

    Race has nothing to do with it, the virus won’t discriminate, it’s going to be just as lethal no matter what race you happen to be … although (fingers crossed) Australians on the whole might live a slightly healthier lifestyle and therefore (fingers crossed) could be somewhat protected. That’s the hope.

    Don’t anyone kid themselves that it can’t kill Australians … and that’s WHY a temporary block on the most likely source of disease carriers makes sense. You would need to have rocks in your head to think this is about race.

    Having said that, I happen to think there’s a lot more of this virus ALREADY in the country than anyone has seen so far (Australia only blocked flights after China had hidden the problem for approx 1 month, and then after we solemnly and carefully scratched our nuts for a week or two). Let me point out they can’t even get this thing under control within the well defined environment of a cruise ship, with medical support from a technologically advanced first world nation, and removing the sick people as symptoms start to show. If that’s not possible to bring under control, then trying to stop it within an Australian university or school or shopping center or railway station is a hopeless task. We don’t have reliable tests yet, especially to detect early infections, oh and I’m guessing we mostly aren’t looking too closely either.

    Cheer up though, could be worse, we could have another ALP government.

    BTW: I have a feeling that heading is going to age about as well as Peter Garratt has done. Weird how Rudd is sufficiently closed minded and narcissistic to have failed miserably and still be proud of himself to speak with dignity in public. In contrast, Garratt posessed sufficient self-awareness to realize how badly he handled the position of responsibility he was given, and has achieved a slightly better level of understanding as a consequence. Just my little bit of jeering from the peanut gallery.

    Rudd was wrong one 100% of everything he ever initiated policy wise in public life. I think I will order my life on the principle that he is also wrong any anything he now says after his public life.

    Good rule of thumb. I wonder if there’s a bunch of those contrary indicators that could be assembled into the global wrongology index.

  8. Roger

    Dutton’s handling of this, as with other matters, is still through the Hansonite lens of race.

    What an idiot.

  9. Roger

    Rudd is arguing that a disproportionately small number of Australians are dying from coronavirus and that by definition is racist. This problem can only be fixed by reintroducing direct flights from China thereby ensuring the imbalance is corrected by the expedient of more Australian deaths.

    In other words, the Prog Left once again demonstrating that it is the enemy of the people.

  10. alans

    rudd, like garratt and the rest of the 2007 labor caucus have blood on their hands, courtesy of the pink batts affair. to compare peter Dutton with a racist is not only demeaning of Dutton but also shows the shallowness of character of rudd.

  11. Mother Lode

    Riddled is just trying to suck up to the rat f*ckers again.

    Honestly, his continued existence is an accusatory finger pointed at the soul of Australia, deafening while unspoken, reminding Australians that enough of them voted him: a deliberate and cynical concoction of ego, ambition, entitlement, mediocrity, and theatre where the plasterboard and tinsel and stage machinery was more conspicuous than the performance.

    One day he will croak, petulantly infuriated that it should happen to him, and still plaguing us with opinions as vases of putrefaction from his rotting viscera wheedles it’s way past his dry hornlike vocal cords.

    When that happens we will be able to resume at least a naive and optimistic demeanour, as if he had never happened – people will speak with each other of hope, of joy, of loved ones, and yes of sadness. But in the mornings when they awake in the dark, or the only person in an elevator, or driving lay lonely roads, they will remember.

    Well, that is my guess.

  12. Neil

    rudd, like garratt and the rest of the 2007 labor caucus have blood on their hands, courtesy of the pink batts affair.

    Through a process of trial and error Howard worked out how to stop the boats and then took our refugees from UNHCR camps.

    Rudd/ALP dropped out borders and let in 50,000 boat people costing us $15B-$20B and who knows how many drowned. Encouraging to people to come by boat is a foolish thing to do but Labor did it. There are 1,200 who drowned we know about but most probably 5-10 times more.

  13. Rohan

    Why was KRudd never charged with his failure to ensure that the OHS of pink batt installers that died under his scheme when he was the de facto CEO/Managing Director of this scheme?

    I guess some pigs are equal than others.

  14. David Brewer

    Rudd was always seriously disturbed, with more than a touch of the autistic teenager about him, and now that he doesn’t have even Tanner or Julia around to explain reality to him, we can see that he is seriously thick as well.

    His friendly and generous estimate of Dutton’s action on coronavirus (“Dutton’s handling of this, as with other matters, is still through the Hansonite lens of race”) is apparently based on

    the Government’s decision to extend the 14 day ban on non-Australian citizens travelling from China.

    First, Kev, it’s a government decision, not just Dutton’s, and you can bet it was done on departmental advice.

    Second, where is the racism? There is a dangerous contagious disease in China. We therefore stop non-citizens, of whatever race, from coming to Australia from China, to cut the risk of spreading the infection. The Chinese are imposing much harsher movement restrictions at home, for the same reason. And we allow Australian citizens to return from China, again whatever their race, only because they have a right to enter Australia no matter what.

    As usual with such casual accusations of racism, the speaker has to make a racist assumption himself to make it stick. In this case the racist, and false, assumption is that all Australians are white. So it’s only Rudd himself who is really viewing things “through the Hansonite lens of race”.

  15. Bruce

    Rudd has done it again;

    Per Oscar Wilde, (via Monty Python?);, “The only thing worse than being talked about, is NOT being talked about”.

    He certainly maintains the lessons he learned from old Joh Bjelke Petersen, especially the one about “Feeding the chooks”.

  16. Megan

    Kevin Rudd is a certified moron.

    Unflattering to morons.

  17. Mother Lode

    Unflattering to morons.

    Unflattering to ‘is’.

  18. Wozzup

    I think we should start a social media meme asking “Would you rather catch coronavirus or have another labor government”
    My vote is catch coronavirus on the grounds that even viruses mutate eventually and become more or less harmless. Labor never does.

  19. Mother Lode

    I think we should start one of those things “What would Kevin Rudd do?”

    Great ice breaker, and would defuse any situation.

    Go to a party. Find yourself with strangers with nothing in common. Maybe find yourself both eyeing off the last T-bone. Then you smilingly pose the question “What would Kevin Rudd do?”

    Later on one guy swears up and down that some other guy was making a move on his girlfriend. The other says he just saw her by herself and introduced himself. While they are glaring at each other with the space between their eyes hissing fields of plasma, you say “What would Kevin Rudd do?”

    The guy could actually contribute to Australia. In a way he never considered.

    Or blew money on.

  20. Jock

    I recall the Gleska for Rudd would be “bampot”.

    There is a saying that ” you widnae piss doon his throat if his chest wis oan fire”

  21. notafan

    As Gladys Liu has noted

    Chinese Australians are staying in away from places where Chinese Australians congregation.

    Shorter Kevin Rudd

    Let’s import Coronavirus because it will be good for the Australian economy ( I won’t be here myself just a courtesy couple of days because sorry, must zip.
    Or is it

    For the sake of fairness and to avoid accusations of racism the Australian government should ensure that the same proportion of Australians die of coronavirus as are dying in China.

  22. C.L.

    Let’s import Coronavirus because it will be good for the Australian economy ( I won’t be here myself just a courtesy couple of days because sorry, must zip.
    Or is it

    For the sake of fairness and to avoid accusations of racism the Australian government should ensure that the same proportion of Australians die of coronavirus as are dying in China.

    Yep.

  23. The proper measure of death counts is falling fridges.

  24. Rob MW

    — Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) February 13, 2020

    This turd won’t flush.

  25. duncanm

    Did I miss Dutton focussing on keeping the rat fuckers out?

  26. John A

    Tel #3323574, posted on February 14, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Cheer up though, could be worse, we could have another ALP government.

    Egad! Do we all have to be like Marvin the Paranoid Android, then?

  27. TBH

    Fuck off Kevin you egotistical irrelevancy. Has there ever been a more perpetually wrong yet so little in doubt ex-PM in Australia’s history? What a stupid little man he is.

  28. Bruce in WA

    Jeez, Kevni, when will you wake up to the fact that, actually, no-one GAF what you think or feel?

  29. Tombell

    Must be lonely for Kev not having all those young kids acting as advisers.

  30. PB

    Outside of China Coronavirus seems to be little more than a touch of the flu. Something about this isn’t adding up.

  31. Kae

    Mother Lode

    Honestly, his continued existence is an accusatory finger pointed at the soul of Australia, deafening while unspoken, reminding Australians that enough of them voted him: a deliberate and cynical concoction of ego, ambition, entitlement, mediocrity, and theatre where the plasterboard and tinsel and stage machinery was more conspicuous than the performance.

    The pasty, narcissistic, dweeb summarised.

  32. old bloke

    Neil
    #3323604, posted on February 14, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Rudd/ALP dropped out borders and let in 50,000 boat people costing us $15B-$20B and who knows how many drowned. Encouraging to people to come by boat is a foolish thing to do but Labor did it. There are 1,200 who drowned we know about but most probably 5-10 times more.

    Rudd has said that the deaths from drowning were at least three time the 1,200 body count figure.

  33. Any man who eats his own ear wax in private or public … has to know what he’s talking about …….. Good lord this man’s a genius why isn’t he still our Prime Minister !

  34. MACK

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/grandiose-narcissist-the-secret-diagnosis-that-helped-bring-down-kevin-rudd-20130909-2tfum.html
    “The Liberal Party had a secret campaign tool in the form of a personality diagnosis of Kevin Rudd which found him suffering from a disorder known as ‘grandiose narcissism’,”
    “Describing grandiose narcissism as less a psychiatric disease and more a destructive character defect, the document suggested Rudd was held together by one key strut: an absolute conviction of intellectual superiority over everyone else.”

    There appears to have been no clinical progress in this case.

  35. notafan

    PB

    There have been at least three deaths outside China from ‘a touch of the flu’

    I’m also willing to beat that western countries are doing a far more better job at treating sick patients.

    Ie not locking them in quarantine and leaving them to die (as my Chinese friend suggested they were doing)

  36. Tel

    I’m also willing to beat that western countries are doing a far more better job at treating sick patients.

    Easy when you have only a handful of sick people to worry about, but once it gets into the thousands it could easily get beyond what Australian hospitals can cope with.

  37. Professor Fred Lenin

    When PMs are rejected by the voters they should be detained for life in a gulag in the Simpson desert and b]never heard of again . Who doesnt think they deserve this?
    .

  38. mundi

    The people who died from pink batts ask failed to do basic things like a risk assessment and didn’t have bastic safe systems of work like locking off power

    The deaths would have happened anyway just over a longer period.

    Pink batts just shows human greed. it was subsidised over 100%, so people were falling over themselves to get the free money without any regard to their own safety.

    To me it highlights that the market is willing to accept much higher risk than the government thinks acceptable.

    Pinkbatts is actually used as an example now not of failed program, but failure to regulate it enough. Next time left do this they will have Training program and licensing and inspectors and a board etc etc. More of your money down the drain.

Comments are closed.