Wednesday Forum: April 29, 2020

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  1. Knuckle Dragger

    People continue to talk about ‘the new normal’.

    If I may:

    Stick your ‘new normal’ right up your arse.

    Premiers, CHOs etc – don’t expect me to put up with your stupid eternal restrictions because you don’t want your massive overreach to be identified and talked about in your unauthorised biographies.

    Normal. The way it was before. Nothing less. And yes, I know it won’t be the same for people who’ve lost businesses, so you’d better be on the lookout for those people – because people like me will let them through your front door first.

  2. Let’s be clear. Mike Kelly was an Army lawyer.
    No amount of pictures of him holding a rifle, with bayonet attached, changes that.

    Rule one on Catallaxy – if you don’t like someone’s politics, smear their service record from a position of anonymity, even if that convenient anonymity cloaks your own (if it exists).
    Kelly was at the sharp end in Somalia, and on occasion had to defend himself.

  3. jupes

    Let’s be clear. Mike Kelly was an Army lawyer.
    No amount of pictures of him holding a rifle, with bayonet attached, changes that.

    Here it is.

    He must have just wiped the blood off.

  4. Gab

    100 bodies discovered in New York

    I wonder how many Hillary Clinton knew?

  5. Sydney Boy

    So an anti-vaxxer dies and goes to heaven. She is met by God and St Peter at the pearly gates and God welcomes her into the Kingdom of heaven. He informs her that once in heaven, you can know the full truth and all knowledge is free and all you have to do is ask. So she asks God “vaccines are a conspiracy between big pharma and governments to control a population and they don’t really work, do they?”

    God chuckles and replies “Of course not! Vaccines are great – they have prevented millions from catching horrible diseases and needless suffering”.

    The anti-vaxxer is shocked! Then she hardens her mouth and walks away … “Hmmm. This goes higher than I thought!”

  6. calli

    Yes, jupes. As I said, I was astonished.

    I wonder if some of these guys have had a little tap on the shoulder? The Aussie mood may have changed towards our esteemed trading partner.

    I also not that Seven ran comments from Stokes “warning” about economic damage resulting from being mean to China (ie. wanting to know what the hell happened and why they did nothing about it until too late except stripping the globe of PPE), and a little soundgrab from Turnbull supporting that view.

    Now we’re running “should we be picking a fight with our biggest trading partner” with Latham and Kennett. Latham reckons “some businesspeople” are speaking “through their pockets”. Kennett “don’t make demands you can’t deliver on”. Hmmmmm.

  7. MatrixTransform

    At the risk of raking over coals here

    I’m dirty on both of ’em because it is a disgusting little trick they try to pull in order to normalise what is liminal by universal accord

    Been watching that little trick since the early 90’s by the gender-worriers.

    Stale Pale male acts creepy … referral to the courts
    Self approved aficionados of ‘Gender Creep’ get a bit of verbal backlash on a forum … referral to the HRC.

    Charade’s over

  8. Cassie of Sydney

    “This Delta claim is completely untrue. Nick is perpetuating a lie.

    Lizzie never said it.

    But it does appear to give some cover for the pumped-up bullies identified by areff and others.”

    Well said Lazlo.

  9. MatrixTransform

    if you don’t like someone’s politics …

    … then fuck you whinging tosser

  10. Cardimona

    The Trump presser is a b a l l-tearer!

    Today’s Townsville paper….

    Alarm over pandemic is wearing off for many

    ONE of my all-time favourite journalists was the late Henry L Mencken, who had extraordinary insight into the machinations of our ruling class.

    One of Mencken’s most apt observations is this: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

    Global warming/climate change had ceased to alarm the majority because we could see it just wasn’t happening.

    Now we have COVID-19 and the easily alarmed are more clamorous than they’ve ever been.

    COVID-19 alarm, however, is wearing off even more quickly than climate alarm and has come at a far higher financial cost.

    We can be certain it’s wearing off because of the ever-widening divide along the usual socialist versus conservative lines.

    There’s an Italian saying, more than three centuries old, that translates to: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Many conservatives have felt that shame from COVID-19 and are slowly realigning their views, but I despair for our resident socialists who apparently feel no shame.

  11. 132andBush

    Here’s a good one.
    My wife does one of the school bus runs for our town. It’s about a 120km circuit each morning then again in the afternoon.
    No school kids are getting on yet the powers that be have decreed the buses must run!

  12. calli

    Where did all the glowball warming go? Had to rev up the r/c this morning.

  13. jupes

    Kelly was at the sharp end in Somalia, and on occasion had to defend himself.

    Only if “the sharp end” refers to a desk. Nevertheless, yes he did have to defend himself … in a courtroom! The guilty bastard attacked him after receiving the death penalty! Unfortunately it was not recorded whether Kelly had to use his bayonet to do so. Probably not, as the guilty bastard was executed by the Somali police.

    Nevertheless, his service may still be more praiseworthy than yours Numbers, because there is no record of him going jack and requesting a transfer to the Q store or movie theatre to get out of combat duty.

  14. Knuckle Dragger

    Liability Bob’s link is from news.com, but bear with me here:

    ‘Mr Kelly defended himself after Mr Criss implied he had served his time in a legal office, writing to him that he had been in life-threatening situations and had used his Steyr rifle to “buttstroke and bayonet”.’

    Okay, I’ll say it.

    It is physically impossible to effectively buttstroke anyone with a Steyr. Its bullpup design makes it hard, and it’s too short to do it effectively. What you actually accomplish is striking your target with your elbow.

    So, no. I don’t care what Kelly’s politics are or were. It’s a stupid claim with no basis in reality, and in the vein of Liability Bob’s posts is designed to impress people who don’t know any better.

  15. Bruce of Newcastle

    Seven ran comments from Stokes “warning” about economic damage resulting from being mean to China

    Blair not happy with Stokes:

    Stokesing the Dragon

    I expect Tim will receive another stern missive from the Chinese Embassy to add to his collection.

  16. custard

    because there is no record of him going jack and requesting a transfer to the Q store or movie theatre to get out of combat duty.

    This Vietnam f-wit really is a glutton for punishment.

  17. Mater

    Rule one on Catallaxy – if you don’t like someone’s politics, smear their service record from a position of anonymity, even if that convenient anonymity cloaks your own (if it exists).

    Fuck off, Bob.
    That said, I do understand why you get upset when knowledgeable people dig a little deeper into the actual service history of individuals.

    Kelly was at the sharp end in Somalia

    You and I have a VERY different definition of “the sharp end”. Just to remind you, that’s the end you ran away from. You know, seeking out and closing with the enemy, not wrestling with them when they attack you in a court room or on the court house steps.

    and on occasion had to defend himself

    Done that a couple of times myself…in Australia. As a lawyer, he was probably in more danger in the boozer, from his own blokes.

    From your article:

    Defending himself against claims his 20-year career in the army was spent behind a desk, Mr Kelly said: “I actually had to use the bayonet. I did actually stick them – I don’t know if it was life threatening – to ward them off.”

    Yeah. Even he can’t be sure “if it was life threatening”, but he stuck them anyway. Sounds like a lawyer should have been engaged to check that incident out…in hindsight.

    Did you service with him? Do you know anything besides what you read in the paper? Has your spirited defence got anything to do with him being a Labor man…or is it a little more personal than that?

  18. Knuckle Dragger

    Because the five skanks with whatsisname the NRL bloke invited around to make Tik Tok clips all got fined a gorilla, they’re playing the clip again on the teev. And again and again.

    Look at them. Purdy enough, but the green-eyed monster’s smashing them all to bits. Edging each other out to get more front and centre camera time, seeing who can be the giggliest. All sidelong glances at the only bloke in the room.

    1. Cleary should have the shit beaten out of him every time he steps onto the field, or at least have the piss taken out of him mercilessly.
    2. If one of those chicks got their hooks in, it’d be enough to make to get on the rose and stack your hairdresser car.

  19. Knuckle Dragger

    Hahahaaa!

    ‘Yeah. Even he can’t be sure “if it was life threatening”, but he stuck them anyway. Sounds like a lawyer should have been engaged to check that incident out…in hindsight.’

    Mr Brereton, sir! Over here! Look, another one!

  20. Cassie of Sydney

    “Leigh Lowe
    #3436695, posted on May 1, 2020 at 1:17 am
    Lazlo.
    My quick search yesterday shows a lot of other comments that are kind of interesting.
    Nothing dastardly, just interesting.
    Carry on.”

    Is LL the chief censor here? Is LL the chief arbiter here who decides what is interesting or what is “dastardly”?

  21. Knuckle Dragger

    In complete alignment with terms like ‘rain event’, ‘catastrophic fire weather’ and the ever-present ‘unprecedented’, the noos is now calling some cool weather in Vicco a ‘polar outbreak’.

    Now waiting breathlessly for the inevitable ‘cloud contagion’.

  22. calli

    From Bruce’s link:

    Stokes continued:

    If we’re going to … poke our biggest trading partner in the eye, it’s not necessarily the smartest thing you can do.

    Oh, I don’t know. When a nation unleashes a virus that’s killed more than 230,000 people and infected upwards of three million, maybe Peking deserves a little poking.

    Throughout the entire Asian region wet markets are the only way to trade produce.

    “Produce” is Kerry’s word for China’s wet market sale of live dogs, bats, cats, pangolins, foxes, wolf cubs, civets, turtles, snakes and Christ only knows what else. There are ways to trade acceptable wet market “produce” safely. Sydney’s Fish Market has been doing so for decades.

    Stokes is a typical elitist grub. He presumes that his “class” is the only one that travels. Even if what we see as tourists is the “sanitised” version of the real thing, the whole set-up stinks, literally and figuratively.

    We get it, Kerry. You owe them bigtime, and now they own you. Australia is waking from its slumbers.

    As for “the business community” – apart from the big enders, China’s despicable actions and our own governments have all but killed it. Wagging your finger and pretending to represent it makes you look exactly what you are – a despicable, elitist quisling.

  23. jupes

    Mr Brereton, sir! Over here! Look, another one!

    Gold!

  24. Mater

    the noos is now calling some cool weather in Vicco a ‘polar outbreak’.

    In Victoria, it’s currently a ‘bipolar outbreak’, and it’s emanating from Spring St.

  25. Knuckle Dragger

    The fan club’s arrived.

    ‘Is LL the chief censor here? Is LL the chief arbiter here who decides what is interesting or what is “dastardly”?’

    No. I don’t think so, anyway. Are you?

    It was a written opinion. Nothing more, but nothing less.

  26. Cassie of Sydney

    “Knuckle Dragger
    #3436774, posted on May 1, 2020 at 7:55 am
    The fan club’s arrived.”

    Whose fan club KD?

  27. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Even if what we see as tourists is the “sanitised” version of the real thing, the whole set-up stinks, literally and figuratively.’

    Brother was, some time back, one of the Vicco Holden higher-ups. Consequently, he made a couple of visits to Shanghai where among other things he learned how to say ‘Happy New Year’ in whatever BatLand dialect it was. Kung Hee Fat Choi, or something.

    He reckons once you got out of the skyscraper zone you could smell the wet markets three blocks away. Had a quick look at the first row of stalls, but couldn’t bring himself to go any closer.

  28. Nick

    Lazlo
    #3436658, posted on April 30, 2020 at 11:40 pm
    Nick
    #3434444, posted on April 29, 2020 at 12:55 pm
    areff
    #3434292, posted on April 29, 2020 at 10:53 am
    Cut Lizzie some slack. She never hurt anyone, wasgentle and very often interesting — and she was pecked to death with a callousness seldom seen outside a chook run. I hope she comes back. She’s missed.”

    KD has an excellent post the other day about the selectivity of cheer squads. Personally, Delta had not done anything to be told to ‘ go suck her cock’ . No support came rushing in largely because a cheerleader for civility had said it

    This Delta claim is completely untrue. Nick is perpetuating a lie.

    Lizzie never said it.

    But it does appear to give some cover for the pumped-up bullies identified by areff and others.

    Bzzzzt wrong.
    As LL said, it was Ellie hi said it. No one said that Lizzie had said that.
    I’m waiting for an apology.

  29. Beertruk

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3436764, posted on May 1, 2020 at 7:36 am

    Thought I would put it up from behind the paywall:

    Stokesing the Dragon
    Tim Blair, The Daily Telegraph
    May 1, 2020 1:36am
    Thursday’s front page story in the People’s Dai … er, the West Australian raises a number of fascinating questions. These include:

    Did it read better in the original Mandarin?

    Is it possible for one newspaper to suck so hard that the entire massive state of Western Australia might physically compress into a tiny Chinese supplicant sideshow?

    And:

    Will the West Australian’s future endorsement of a China-copying one child policy recommend it be retrospective?

    We await answers to these urgent questions – once they’ve been approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress in Beijing, obviously.

    The West Australian’s front page
    The West Australian’s front page
    Meanwhile, let’s consider the Confucian wisdom of the West Australian’s owner and front-page copy generator Kerry Stokes, as reported by his own paper:

    温斯顿的女主人希瑟·麦克莱恩是杜克大学医学院儿科学教授.

    Apologies. I’ll just run that through Google Translate:

    He said China “probably owes the world an explanation on the origins of COVID-19” … but that “we need to stop making accusations”.

    Not even O.J. Simpson’s lawyers would’ve had the balls to attempt that particular defence: “Your Honour, my client probably owes the world an explanation about all the stabbing and the bloodshed and the corpses – but could we just cool it with the accusations, please?”

    Stokes continued:

    If we’re going to … poke our biggest trading partner in the eye, it’s not necessarily the smartest thing you can do.

    Oh, I don’t know. When a nation unleashes a virus that’s killed more than 230,000 people and infected upwards of three million, maybe Peking deserves a little poking.

    Throughout the entire Asian region wet markets are the only way to trade produce.

    “Produce” is Kerry’s word for China’s wet market sale of live dogs, bats, cats, pangolins, foxes, wolf cubs, civets, turtles, snakes and Christ only knows what else. There are ways to trade acceptable wet market “produce” safely. Sydney’s Fish Market has been doing so for decades.

    People have to respect that’s the way they’ve conducted themselves and traded for years.

    Western Australia first allowed women to vote in 1899. People were not ordered to respect the fact Western Australia previously denied women that freedom. Time does not turn wrong into right.

    [It’s] going to be a very difficult situation to convince people that we know what they should eat.

    The SARS epidemic began with bats. The pig-killing Chinese SADS-CoV virus began with bats. And now COVID-19 began with bats. Everybody knows what people should eat. Hint: not bats.

    Perhaps Kerry Stokes disagrees.

    In which case he’s welcome to strengthen our relationship with China by eating a whole batch of bats, fresh from Wuhan, live on his Seven Network.

  30. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Whose fan club KD?’

    Apologies.

    I should have said the anti-parody, take-every-dig-as-a-dagger-in-the-heart-club.

  31. Bruce of Newcastle

    Beertruk – Unusually it wasn’t paywalled, which is why I linked it.

  32. Top Ender

    Dutton calls for doctor to resign over Cook tweet

    Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has called for one of Victoria’s top health officials to step down after she compared Captain Cook’s arrival to coronavirus in a tweet.

    On Wednesday, the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s arrival in Australia, Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer Annaliese van Diemen tweeted:

    “Sudden arrival of an invader from another land, decimating populations, creating terror. Forces the population to make enormous sacrifices & completely change how they live in order to survive. COVID19 or Cook 1770?”

    “I think it’s pretty obvious that in the middle of a pandemic the second highest medical officer in the state of Victoria should be concentrating on the people of Victoria and the crisis associated with COVID-19,” Mr Dutton said.

    “I think if you are in the middle of a pandemic as the health officer and you are tweeting about Captain Cook and writing disparaging woke sort of comments that might please your mates at the ABC or at the university campus where you hang out, fair enough, but I don’t think that’s acceptable.”

    Oz

  33. notafan

    Isn’t it wonderful that we just spend a motza on desalinated water in Victoria.

    And whatever you do water minister don’t build any more dams.

    No point when it’s never going to rain again.

    ‘elders past present and future’

    On the Melbourne water site.

    Blerk

  34. calli

    Just as I opined yesterday (because I’m never wrong 🙂).

    Our politicians are terrified of being blamed for a single case if they ease restrictions.

    A leaked recording has reportedly reveals the reasoning for Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s refusal to reopen schools.

    News Corp reports the premier told Labor branch members she won’t rush to send students back to school because she could face the scrutiny if a child fell ill.

    According to the recording, the premier said “I’ll tell you one thing, they’re not going to be blaming Scott Morrison, they’ll be blaming the State Government, they’ll be blaming myself and Minister Grace Grace.”

    Cowardly, politically based inertia.

  35. Beertruk

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3436781, posted on May 1, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Sorry Bruce. I didn’t even think to check. I just logged in to the Tele and assumed it was paywalled and thought no more about it.

  36. notafan

    Where’s the respect for cannibalism?

    For child marriage and a dozen other abominable cultural practices?

    On that argument we should allow expatriate communities to do whatever they please because ‘culture’

  37. Nick

    Perhaps now with claim and counter claim about China and its standard of cleanliness is a good time to re open the appointment of Mr and Mrs Snowcone to Shanghai. Surely the world would benefit from having such In depth investigators who would be there on the scene?

  38. Infidel Tiger King

    That Leak cartoon is an absolute cracker.

    As for Koch kowtowing to China. That’s an order from his boss Stokes.

    Our billionaire class in this country are traitors and toadies.

  39. Top Ender

    Van Diemen should definitely resign.

    She has chosen to bring her personal politics into her work area, and what’s worse, broadcast them to the world.

    It’s not as if van Diemen – apt name! – was simply having a conversation in the lunch room. She knew she had the attention of ALL of the public in Victoria at the time. She chose to grab the microphone knowing she could make a political point and be heard by everyone.

    Very poor judgment, and unprofessional behaviour. She should go.

  40. calli

    Speaking of being “never wrong”, fortunately I always choose delicious hats when out and about shopping for headwear.

    I made a call, as they say, about ANZAC Day being the cutoff for lockdown. I clearly did not fully take into account the cowardice and fear infecting our politicians.

    Gladys is going to ride this sucker to the bottom. She wants everyone tested, and horror, nine new cases, seven of which were community transfers. Out of over seven thousand tests.

    What we don’t know – which “community”? Where? Under what circumstances?

    Again…hmmmmm.

  41. Nick

    Re Biden:

    Her claims were largely greeted with sceptism by the mainstream US media because it was so long ago, there was no evidence to back her claims up and because the alleged act seemed so unlikely given that the 78-year-old Biden has no history of such predatory behaviour.

    Of the US media, only the conservative Fox News Network has offered to put Reade in front of a camera so far. Biden has never even been asked about her claims in his media interviews.

    This lack of scrutiny has allowed Biden to avoid the topic so far, but the claims made by the two other women this week have changed that.

  42. Nick

    As for Koch kowtowing to China. That’s an order from his boss Stokes.

    Not only that, his woeful football team is sponsored by a Chinese car company.

  43. calli

    Medical doctors once had tremendous status in our community. They were respected.

    Despite all the tyre pumping by the media, that status has eroded. They have done it to themselves, killing reputation by a thousand cuts.

  44. Nick

    Fun fact: kow tow is an actual Chinese word that means to literally ‘knock one’s head’, in supplication, on the floor. /nerd.

  45. notafan

    Red Dan and palace chook are gutless.

    Dan would sacrifice a nine month babe on Moloch’s altar but risk a school child get a mild illness?

    Oh noes.

  46. notafan

    And parents are sending children to school in Victoria incidentally, it’s a shemozzle

  47. custard

    Oh by the way there is not a single mention on #theirABC about the tweet from the grossly overpaid deputy chief medical officer from Victoriastan.

    Fancy that.

  48. Cassie of Sydney

    “Van Diemen should definitely resign.”

    Van Diemen is an idiot…..I don’t like what she said…in fact her tweet showed her complete ignorance that aligns with her idiocy. But they are her personal views and I am very uncomfortable censoring someone because of their personal views….just like I believe that Folau was entitled to his views without being censored and hounded out of his job. Or are we just selective?

  49. Nevertheless, his service may still be more praiseworthy than yours Numbers, because there is no record of him going jack and requesting a transfer to the Q store or movie theatre to get out of combat duty.

    Rule two on Catallaxy – repeat bullshit in the hope that the usual subjects will actually believe it.
    There were no “movie theatres” at the Horseshoe.
    BTW, I never “requested a transfer”. A little slice of the reality back then is informative. I’m reading a detailed account of the service 4 platoon B Coy (2nd Tour) at the moment, released to commemorate our 50 year company reunion that had to be cancelled. The authors have done a great job of tracing every digger and following his service. Worth noting are the following statistics –
    1. 52 soldiers from B Coy posted as rifleman returned to Australia at the end of their service as members of 3/69 NS intake halfway through or tour. A further tranche of Nashos returned in August.
    2. 43 soldiers from B Coy were reposted to fill the following specialist postings caused by the impact of the first turnover. They included – Everyman’s Assistant (1); Works group bricklayers (2); Defoliant Operator with 1 ATF (1); Clerks (8); Drivers (11); 2IC Admin Coy Batman (1); Officers Mess Steward (1); Mortar Platoon (5); Signals Platoon (4); Assault Pioneer Platoon (3); Interpreters (2); Regimental Policemen (1); Storeman (3).
    3. The remaining vacancies created in the rifle platoons were filled by soldiers from ARU.
    This process was based on the following administrative instruction –
    “Soldiers occupying specialist positions in Administration Coy and Support Coy are to be replaced with soldiers from rifle companies. Rifle Coy vacancies are to be filled with soldiers posted to the unit.”
    Source – Adrian Taylor and Karl Metcalf, From Nui Dat to Discharge Book Two, Digital Print Australia, Adelaide, 4 Platoon Turnover, p155.

    Now this is Catallaxy where the truth rarely makes a dent on the delusional orthodoxy, but there’s no harm in attempting a little gentle education. I’m a teacher, after all.
    Tell us again, Mater, where and when did you serve?

  50. Crossie

    According to the recording, the premier said “I’ll tell you one thing, they’re not going to be blaming Scott Morrison, they’ll be blaming the State Government, they’ll be blaming myself and Minister Grace Grace.”

    Nothing unusual there, always knew politicians are gutless wonders who just want to be loved while they stomp all over the little people. What is astounding is that someone with the surname Grace thought it’s a good idea to give their child first name Grace.

  51. notafan

    Now it’s time to entice the sock puppets out of their burrows.

    Will bundyrum and Howard Hill come out to play?

    Will struth shove the guttersnipe back in her sewer?

    Will the chaise lounge get a workout because hen pecking to death?

    We have all day.

  52. Leigh Lowe

    Is LL the chief censor here? Is LL the chief arbiter here who decides what is interesting or what is “dastardly”?

    My point was that, when you roll back through comments you find interesting stuff.
    No great criminal conspiracies, just different opinions at different stages depending on the situation.

  53. Nick

    ““Van Diemen should definitely resign.”

    I believe that the tweet was sent at 10.26 am, work time. At what point does the opinion of an individual, conflict with that of their employer and their expectations of an employee as a representative of them? Lucky for her, she works for the Victorian Government.

  54. calli

    But they are her personal views and I am very uncomfortable censoring someone because of their personal views

    Ditto. Was the phone hers, was it her personal Twitter account or was it one used for State business? I would not approve of an employee using a platform set aside for my business.

    If it’s personal, it’s personal. She is as entitled as anyone to set fire to her reputation and cast doubt on her intelligence. The fact that she holds a reasonably senior position is a bit eyerolling.

  55. Leigh Lowe

    An example of the things you stumble upon …

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    #2395030, posted on May 30, 2017 at 6:39 am

    As I’ve also commented on another similar thread, as a ‘literary’ magazine that supports free speech, Quadrant should be able to handle and defend hyperbole and satire.

    [To be clear – Lizzie made this comment in the context of Quadrant magazine being attacked by their ABC after areff satirised Q&A. Sinc]

  56. Mater

    BTW, I never “requested a transfer”.

    Really?

    I began to harbour thoughts that I would get myself – somehow – into civil affairs, and when I got back to the Dat, penned a letter to the CO requesting a transfer to a unit involved in this work.

    The above fits nicely into your theory, no?

    Rule two on Catallaxy – repeat bullshit in the hope that the usual subjects will actually believe it.

  57. notafan

    Mater is entitled to his anonymity.

    You choosing to give your personal information doesn’t make you an uncoward and mater a coward.

    Typical leftist, you want to unleash the social media sewer on him.

  58. Did you service (sic) with him? Do you know anything besides what you read in the paper?

    Well there you go – Mater must have been in 5 platoon.
    Funny – I don’t remember him.

  59. Gab

    Wow! 25 new (alleged) covid19 cases in Australia over the past 3 days.

    So glad they’ve ruined the economy and kept the minions in lockdown.

  60. Snoopy

    What we don’t know – which “community”? Where? Under what circumstances?

    Again…hmmmmm.

    And certainly not postcodes. Why, it’s almost as if Queensland Health doesn’t want people to moderate their behaviour on the basis of risk.

  61. notafan

    Weren’t most of those new cases flown in from overseas?

    Flattering the curve.

    Right

  62. Mater

    Tell us again, Mater, where and when did you serve?

    Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq…at the sharp end!
    Riccardo Bosi is a known quantity, he can verify that those details are correct.
    You’ll get no more details. I couldn’t trust you to sit the right way on a toilet seat.

  63. jo

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3436746, posted on May 1, 2020 at 7:10 am

    On the money again Knuckles.

  64. Mater

    Did you service (sic) with him? Do you know anything besides what you read in the paper?

    Correcting typos. The last bastion of the rogue.

  65. Cassie of Sydney

    “The fact that she holds a reasonably senior position is a bit eyerolling.”

    No surprises there….she is the perfect embodiment of Victoria….a state that elects Labor and Dan Andrews.

    But I shouldn’t be too hard on Victoria….I reckon we would find many morons with similar views to Ms Van Diemen throughout each state and territory’s public service. That is their natural home.

  66. Farmer Gez

    just like I believe that Folau was entitled to his views without being censored and hounded out of his job. Or are we just selective?

    It’s common sense Cassie.
    At one stage in life I used to write letters or call the ABC and other media to give them a serve before I became the chair of an Ag organisation, then I stopped.
    You instinctively know that a personal comment may put you in conflict with the best interests of the organisation that has put you in a position of authority.
    It’s astounding that this chick has missed the ethical lessons in life before this time. A girl in a woman’s job.

  67. notafan

    Lèse-majesté

    Still finding that both amusing and accurate.

  68. Leigh Lowe

    You’ll get no more details. I couldn’t trust you to sit the right way on a toilet seat.

    Is Spud trying to pull a “Brian of Moorabbin” stunt again?

  69. Tel

    You can’t steal open source software but some do not pass on changes to the developers.

    There are license conditions, they are not so onerous but if you don’t comply that’s a copyright breach, with fairly stiff penalties. Whether you want to call that “stealing” is up to you but it would be sufficient to put most manufacturers out of business if they got busted.

    https://resources.whitesourcesoftware.com/blog-whitesource/the-100-million-case-for-open-source-license-compliance

    Enforcement does happen, don’t kid yourself.

  70. DrBeauGan

    Van Diemen is an idiot…..I don’t like what she said…in fact her tweet showed her complete ignorance that aligns with her idiocy. But they are her personal views and I am very uncomfortable censoring someone because of their personal views….just like I believe that Folau was entitled to his views without being censored and hounded out of his job. Or are we just selective?

    I think there is a difference, Cassie, although you have a valid point. The difference is that it doesn’t matter a damn if Izzy Folau’s opinions are wildly excessive by the prevailing standards, because he’s a bloke with a talent for kicking a ball around, so his cerebration is irrelevant. But the quack is in the position of issuing edicts, and her being a gormless idiot is distinctly pertinent to the job.

  71. Shy Ted

    Give poor Annastacia a break. She might be having side effects from the recent flu jab. Even though the needles was capped, studies show…

  72. notafan

    Not sure Izzy and van Diemen are analogous.

    Izzy was employed to play sport. He made a comment relating to his religious beliefs

    Van Diemen is a high ranking public servant responsible for communicable disease administration and she made a deliberately provocative comment that directly relates to her public role.

    She cannot claim freedom of religion here.

    One might even say one has zero confidence in any action she might take and it may not be in Victorians best interests because we deserve it.

  73. 17$5099

    Riccardo Bosi is a known quantity

    If all else fails, drop a few names…
    And my letter didn’t get past my Coy OC.
    If you have read my memoir (from which you quote extensively), you’d know that.
    I have always been honest about my stint in uniform, unlike some who post here who hide behind anonymity to smear, eerily resembling the behaviour of the wankers who end up on ANZMI.

  74. Des Deskperson

    ‘Ditto. Was the phone hers, was it her personal Twitter account or was it one used for State business? I would not approve of an employee using a platform set aside for my business.’

    Calli, It looks to me as though it was Dr Van Diemen’s own twitter account.

    A person at her level would almost certainly have an official, taxpayer funded I-phone and her own taxpayer-funded laptop as well as an office computer. It’s not clear whether she used these to Twitter.

    If that were the case and she was an APS employee, it would be a prima-facie breach of least two elements of the Code of Conduct, more serious because senior people are expected to ‘model’ the Code’.

    Even if she did not use taxpayer-funder resources, tweeting her personal opinions in business hours in the middle of a crisis shows a serious lack of judgement. She should have been ‘counselled’.

  75. cohenite

    jupes
    #3436742, posted on May 1, 2020 at 7:07 am
    The national interest must be put first. Australia’s national interest.
    LOL. Yeah right. That’s why we signed the Paris agreement, have the RET, and invited 200,000 RoPs and 1 million Chicoms to live here.
    I don’t believe the government has made a decision in the national interest since Abbott stopped the boats.

    Correct.

  76. Farmer Gez

    Trump says he’s seen evidence that the virus came from a Wuhan Lab.

    He’s now daring the left media to rebut and deride his claim, putting them in the firing line of an angry general public who rightly put the blame at the feet of China.

  77. Infidel Tiger King

    Steven Dennis
    @StevenTDennis

    Trump gets bump in latest Gallup Poll:
    49% approval (+6, tied for his best)
    47% disapproval (-7)

  78. Caveman

    Van Diemen is an idiot…..I don’t like what she said…in fact her tweet showed her complete ignorance that aligns with her idiocy.

    If you have time to tweet crap ,just proves that the CCP Virus is a hoax and we’ve all been played.

  79. notafan

    ‘on occasion’

    On the link that would be ‘on one occasion’

  80. MatrixTransform

    repeat bullshit

    is that sill old FullTard beating his chest again?

    deserves a medal for services to comedic fall guys everywhere

  81. struth

    Who’s the guttersnipe if not you Notafan?

    Some of you seem to be having a boo hoo because you don’t like a bit of straight talking.
    Now cmon get those bottom lips up.
    This grizzling stuff has got to stop.
    Let’s all be chummy no matter what.

  82. Mother Lode

    I made a call, as they say, about ANZAC Day being the cutoff for lockdown. I clearly did not fully take into account the cowardice and fear infecting our politicians.

    My guess has been that they will be reluctant to lift restrictions until events and decisions from overseas give them a sort of cover. A successful treatment regime from the US and/or Europe; some empty guff about how the flattened curve has achieved what it was meant to and now it is a matter of ‘targetted’ restrictions; perhaps a comment that some people may well still die but that is the case with all diseases but we don’t lockdown for them – but the ‘pandemic’ has been averted etc.

  83. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3436780, posted on May 1, 2020 at 8:04 am

    ‘Whose fan club KD?’

    Apologies.

    I should have said the anti-parody, take-every-dig-as-a-dagger-in-the-heart-club

    The Flounce Council?

  84. Shy Ted

    And I know there’s a picture of the uncapped needle potentially going in but it’s absolutely contraindicated to recap a needle and the needle doesn’t have the auto-recap attached and the uncapped real needle definitely didn’t go straight into the sharps bin and the nurse isn’t wearing any gloves and didn’t practice any compulsory hand hygiene and it may be a reenactment for the cameras but Ch7 would never run cover for Labor because they’re definitely not hostage to the unions including the teachers union. And the leaker of the audio will never be found but if they are there will be a handsome payoff and sideways promotion because there’s lots of other stuff they know about Labor’ dead straight and honest dealings. So what’s to hide. Setup. Distraction squirrel.

  85. Infidel Tiger King

    Adam Creighton
    @Adam_Creighton

    New Danish study implies we’ve put 4bn people under house arrest, devastated livelihoods for years, for a disease with death rate of .08% for 17 to 69 year olds.
    If true, simply shocking.
    https://medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.24.20075291v1.full.pdf…

    Trump and Morrison’s approval will take a battering when more people start hearing about this.

  86. DrBeauGan

    One might even say one has zero confidence in any action she might take and it may not be in Victorians best interests because we deserve it.

    The main reason for going with Cassie and Calli is that given freedom of speech, we all now know that VicHealth hires idiots. Worth knowing.

  87. notafan

    That’s all you’ve got Struth?

    Hardly worth tapping the keyboard for.

  88. Infidel Tiger King

    It May Day. Today the Metamucil Militia mount our mobility scooters and take back what is ours: half price shepherds pie at the bowls club before 1pm.

  89. egg_

    We have all day.

    The Royal We?

  90. notafan

    One man’s straight talking is another man’s ad hom abuse.

    And when men say mean things to struth he called them biatches.

    😂

  91. Leigh Lowe

    According to the recording, the premier said “I’ll tell you one thing, they’re not going to be blaming Scott Morrison, they’ll be blaming the State Government, they’ll be blaming myself and Minister Grace Grace.” …

    … because we can’t pull that bushfire bullshit twice in six months.

  92. notafan

    Oh another one came out to play!

  93. notafan

    It’s an expression, dummy.

  94. Atoms for Peace

    What is the point of National Cabinet if the participants are coming out with different health advice. It’s hard to come up with a national plan when some of our leaders are on NDIS plans.

  95. notafan

    Hmm it wouldn’t be the first time Grigs took over another contributor’s name.

  96. Mother Lode

    Her claims were largely greeted with sceptism by the mainstream US media because it was so long ago, there was no evidence to back her claims up and because the alleged act seemed so unlikely given that the 78-year-old Biden has 53-year-old Kavanaugh had no history of such predatory behaviour.

  97. egg_

    I notice Notaflu’s been commenting outside the OT in denial of her earlier position, goalposts and all.

    Wait till sanctions are lifted and a bump in da curve, handwringer.

    /Cardigan State

  98. Infidel Tiger King

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told billionaire Andrew Forrest to stay away from foreign affairs, accusing him of providing false information about the origins of coronavirus.

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    “I don’t think anybody’s in any fantasyland about where [the virus] started,” Mr Morrison told Alan Jones on 2GB this morning. “It started in China.”

    Asked by Mr Jones whether Mr Forrest was lying when he said yesterday the virus could have started in another country, the Prime Minister said “that’s obviously not true”.

    “What the world over needs to know is how did it start and what are the lessons that can be learned? That needs to be done independently,” he said.

    “Why do we want to know that? Because it could happen again.”

    Yes we will soon be broke and dead, but it was worth it to see Twiggy get his comeuppance. A fraud and a traitor.

  99. rickw

    It is physically impossible to effectively buttstroke anyone with a Steyr. Its bullpup design makes it hard, and it’s too short to do it effectively. What you actually accomplish is striking your target with your elbow.

    The best buttstroke rifle ever is the Mosin Nagant 91/30. The rifle itself is basically a bridge between a steel butt plate and a bayonet.

  100. struth

    Notafan , I would have had more to say but I’m still trying to work out how many oldies I’m prepared to let die before I agree like you did at the start, to imprison the nation.
    You’ve been walking that one back for weeks.
    No wonder you hate straight talkers.

  101. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3436844, posted on May 1, 2020 at 8:58 am

    It May Day. Today the Metamucil Militia mount our mobility scooters and take back what is ours: half price shepherds pie at the bowls club before 1pm

    You bloody lily-livered keyboard warrior with you too-clever-by-half swipes at people who are out there having a crack.
    Or thinking about having a crack.
    Or maybe planning to gee someone else up into having a crack.
    Or something.

  102. egg_

    sanctions are lifted and a bump in da curve,

    Just what the CMO Cardigans such as Kerry Chant fear.

    I agree that the gutless pollies are using the CMOs as the fall guys.

  103. notafan

    You deliberately misreprenent everything I say you appalling sadsack.

    Hovering here just to attack me.

    You 91 kg of manliness.

  104. Nick

    Lèse-majesté

    Still finding that both amusing and accurate.

    Same. It’s a beauty.

  105. egg_

    We have all day.

    It’s “*I* have all day”, gutless.

  106. cohenite

    The left don’t care about laws or rights; we saw that with Pell and by comparison tits who hasn’t been charged on far more cogent accusations. Right now in the US we see it with Flynn and previously Kavanagh and of course Trump. The old commie edict of show me the man, I’ll show you the crime applies as does richo’s admission of whatever it takes. It’s always only been about power and whatever gets trampled in the process is irrelevant.

  107. Struth

    You bloody lily-livered keyboard warrior with you too-clever-by-half swipes at people who are out there having a crack.
    Or thinking about having a crack.
    Or maybe planning to gee someone else up into having a crack.
    Or something.

    Well Frank, at least you have been listening.
    Good boy.

  108. egg_

    Daniel Andrews is the embodiment of the Cardigan State.

    Just.what.you.deserve

  109. Trump says he’s seen evidence that the virus came from a Wuhan Lab.

    Despite the fact that his own intelligence service found otherwise.

    The US intelligence community has concluded that the novel coronavirus gripping the globe originated in China but was not man-made or engineered.

    “The entire Intelligence Community has been consistently providing critical support to US policymakers and those responding to the COVID-19 virus, which originated in China,” the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a statement.

    “The intelligence community also concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not man-made or genetically modified.

    Dettol Donny is funnier that a hat full of arseholes at the moment.
    Which is probably why his TV ratings are better than his approval ratings, and Biden leads him in swing states.

  110. Leigh Lowe

    Good to see you have taken my advice and keeping it short Struth.
    Most of the Cardigan Army … well, the old attention attention span ain’t what it used to be.

  111. notafan

    I didn’t agree to anything.

    What exactly is closing our international borders but imprisoning the nation?

    Did you agree to that?

    You claim the virus is no more dangerous that the common cold and many times expressed utter callousness to the war veterans with ‘one foot in the grave’ you pretended to honour on ANZAC day.

    I said taking action to allow hospitals to cope with the expected level of hospital admissions made sense, long before Dan went to stage three.

    None of what people thought would eventuate in Australia has come to pass.

    So now it’s time to stop it.

    Now go back to planning your attacks on Australian soldiers and police at the state borders.

  112. egg_

    That’s all you’ve got Struth?

    Hardly worth tapping the keyboard for.

    You can always go and scold someone face to face, if you had a backbone.

  113. lotocoti

    We are were we are because no politician was prepared to face some weepy moppet whose Nana croked because they wouldn’t kill the economy.

  114. rickw

    Back up at the farm for more shed work. The traffics just awesome without everyone else!

  115. notafan

    Ooh it’s I have all day thank you egggrig

  116. notafan

    Lol.

    Like you and Arky.

    How is responding to personal abuse ‘scolding’?

  117. DrBeauGan

    Struth’s principal position is that we have been losing our freedoms for a long time now and it’s high time we started taking them back. I entirely agree. His scepticism about the dangers of the WuFlu have been borne out by events. Some government imposition was defensible in the early days when little was known, but they stuffed that up too.

    Calls for the metamucil militia to go to war are risible, but something needs to be done; my feeling is that we should emulate Cassie and Cardimona and go for the long haul. More letters to editors and complaing if they are blocked by the faithful intent on stamping out heresy. Being heretical against leftism is a sign of intelligence and integrity.

  118. notafan

    And its rich coming from the scolder in chief because warning lights.

    I’m an SME don’t you know?

  119. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s hilarious that he so discredits himself like this.
    Try reading the quote, Numbers.
    How can a school teacher be so bereft of logic?

  120. egg_

    I would have had more to say but I’m still trying to work out how many oldies I’m prepared to let die before I agree like you did at the start, to imprison the nation.

    Notaflu and Arky supported this sh1t from the outset – both from the Cardigan State.

    Useful idiots from the Hunchback State.

    Arky questioned your acceptable death toll from attending gigs.

    When these alarmists are held to account they shift the goalposts.

    The curve, should it go up, will reveal their true character.

    Arky has been all jaunty since the curve subsided, like a puppet.

    /Doomsayers

  121. Roger

    Government showing some courage, at last:

    Australia to support Taiwan’s admission to the WHO.

    Now, what about reparations from the PRC?

  122. Leigh Lowe

    Someone should dooo something.

  123. Gab

    New Danish study implies we’ve put 4bn people under house arrest, devastated livelihoods for years, for a disease with death rate of .08% for 17 to 69 year olds.
    If true, simply shocking.
    https://medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.24.20075291v1.full.pdf…

    All I get is a page not found message at the link

  124. Roger

    How can a school teacher be so bereft of logic?

    Was logic a subject in the old Dip. Ed.?

    In any case, these days that’s a rhetorical question.

  125. Knuckle Dragger

    This martial law we’re all enduring is just horrid.

    Oh. Hang on.

  126. notafan

    Struth also denies that there are substantial covid 19 deaths in Europe and the US

    We appear to have dodged the bullet for reasons yet unclear, it might be weather , urban sprawl or other reasons.

    Not anointing struth as a great prophet just yet.

  127. egg_

    What cruel people would let their oldies on a cruise in September?

    That was one of Notabrain’s prepositions.

  128. Struth

    Hovering here just to attack me.

    You 91 kg of manliness.

    You sad old woman, but you mentioned me first.
    All that is happened in the last few days is nothing unusual for you.
    It’s a regular event.
    You’re just here for demonstration purposes.
    There’s just a few here not used to having the clue bat swung at them, as I note Frank is or was, a boss of a business, from what he has said, and maybe not used to being told when he’s acting poorly, and can’t handle it when it happens.
    Anyway, we only need to scroll back to see who is still going on like bitter school girls again this morning.

    Get over it, move on.
    Can’t we go back to the flowers and trees of unity and love that catallaxy has been over the years, and not fight like rabid dogs.
    My heart sinks.
    I am saddened that it has come to this…..sniff……we need to embrace each other with the love and respect we have always shown for each other.

    RUOK?

  129. notafan

    Egg smarting because Arky called him one of the CCP’s useful idiots.

  130. notafan

    Not you idiot, the egggrig troll

  131. Mother Lode

    But they are her personal views and I am very uncomfortable censoring someone because of their personal views

    Her attitude toward the Australians makes her judgement as to how they should be treated suspect at the least.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    That was one of Notabrain’s prepositions.

    And here are some of my prepositions.
    In.
    On.
    For.
    To.
    With.
    At.

  133. notafan

    Come on KD

    There are soldiers with big guns on every corner, people being dragged by their hair into quarantine, welded shut into their homes.

    Just like China only worse.

  134. Leigh Lowe

    Well, Mater started the whole spelling and grammar thing.

  135. Farmer Gez

    Dettol Donny is funnier that a hat full of arseholes at the moment.
    Which is probably why his TV ratings are better than his approval ratings, and Biden leads him in swing states.

    You are clueless Numbers.
    Trump is using Wuhan investigation and the Chinese denials to skin the MSM and the Democrats in front of an angry public.
    The type of abuse you use for him is just the sort of reaction he expects and will use to his advantage.
    Nobody knows for sure how this virus arose in Wuhan. China is not an honest source of information and even they have not shown the world any clear evidence of the origin of the infection.

  136. notafan

    We’ve got to go out now.

    Don’t do a Rumpelstiltskin now egggrig and angry yourself into a big nothing.

    That would be bad.

  137. Roger

    News Corp reports the premier [Palaszczuk] told Labor branch members she won’t rush to send students back to school because she could face the scrutiny if a child fell ill.

    “No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems — of which getting elected and re-elected are No. 1 and No. 2. Whatever is No. 3 is far behind”. Thomas Sowell, Economist

    Qld election 31 October.

  138. Nick

    Whew, lucky no one is using parody or satire or the Justice League would really be out and about.

  139. egg_

    And its rich

    Coming from a rare Centre-Right blog that’s likely monitored by the Leftwing and Rightwing press – largely having “Bolthead” contributors for the Centre-Right’s comment.

    And then we have useful idiot doomsayers aiding the cause of the Totalitarian Left.

    Struth has a lot of support on this blog, whereas most probably agree you’re a nasty guttersnipe with nothing to offer.

    Arky’s not averse to dredging up old comments – but should someone make you own yours it’s “stalking”.

    A p1ssweak low character.

    Didn’t Jesus comment that the Church was like a net of fish – some good, some bad?

  140. Struth

    Come on KD

    There are soldiers with big guns on every corner, people being dragged by their hair into quarantine, welded shut into their homes.

    Just like China only worse.

    Demonstration purposes.
    FMD.

    It’s nothing to be concerned about folks.
    Nothing to see here says Notaclue, nothing to see here.

    Said with love and respect.

  141. egg_

    We’ve got to go out now.

    As opposed to “We have all day”.

    Doesn’t take long for the retard to contradict itself.

  142. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3436905, posted on May 1, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Whew, lucky no one is using parody or satire or the Justice League would really be out and about.

    The old parody and satire, eh.
    There was a time when they were all the go.
    .

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    #2395030, posted on May 30, 2017 at 6:39 am

    As I’ve also commented on another similar thread, as a ‘literary’ magazine that supports free speech, Quadrant should be able to handle and defend hyperbole and satire.

    [To be clear – Lizzie made this comment in the context of Quadrant magazine being attacked by their ABC after areff satirised Q&A. Sinc]

  143. Struth

    Whew, lucky no one is using parody or satire or the Justice League would really be out and about.

    You certainly haven’t been using it, you have just been hanging off Frank’s Toga.
    Sort of a Thringy mini me.
    And his shit is getting stale fairly quickly because there is no substance behind it.
    So you better get the writers out, because after a season or two, nobodies watching anymore.

  144. egg_

    Egg smarting because Arky called him one of the CCP’s useful idiots.

    As opposed to Fisky and Arky, I support continuing trade with China – why cut off our nose to spite our face?

  145. Nick

    I think she meant the famous French dude, John Paul Satire

  146. Leigh Lowe

    Didn’t Jesus comment that the Church was like a net of fish – some good, some bad?

    The Church was formed after Jesus’ death so maybe that isn’t a direct quote.

  147. Nick

    And his shit is getting stale fairly quickly because there is no substance behind it.

    Your movement ? Come on, you’ve got the uniforms organised, go for it.

  148. egg_

    Lizzie’s probably absent because a doomsayer pall has grown over the blog.

  149. Nick

    The Church was formed after Jesus’ death so maybe that isn’t a direct quote.

    Yeah yeah. Next you’ll tell me that Roger Moore isn’t well.

  150. rickw

    Bloody kiwis and their red vehicles:

  151. calli

    When these alarmists are held to account they shift the goalposts.

    Well, I was “alarmed”. Alarmed enough to start preparing for what has, in fact, happened. And, no, it wasn’t buying up oodles of tp and rice.

    I don’t understand what you mean by shifting goalposts. What “goalposts”? No sensible person stays rock solid in their opinion in a shifting situation where no one really knows what has happened or about to happen. We can only assess what we are presented with today, and view it in the light of what happened yesterday and the days before.

    Only idiots think they know everything.

  152. Nick

    I just worked out who ‘Frank’ was. Hahahahaha.
    Ooh, name calling.

  153. Geriatric Mayfly

    Lucky for her, she works for the Victorian Government.

    And The Hunchback has weighed in with his support along with Mikilakos. Both know ethics plays no role here. Once one of these disgruntled, joyless, ever angry Lezzos is installed, there is no way anyone can get rid of them. The vag brigades will not allow it.

  154. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3436915, posted on May 1, 2020 at 9:37 am

    I think she meant the famous French dude, John Paul Satire

    He was a year below my brother at the Sore-Bonne.

  155. Leigh Lowe

    Yeah yeah. Next you’ll tell me that Roger Moore isn’t well.

    Ah.
    Yes.
    There is news on that front and let’s just say it is not all good.

  156. Infidel Tiger King

    I went to an all boys private school – Sorebum.

  157. candy

    Trump says Biden should respond to the sexual abuse allegations, because he had to face the same thing as did Kavanaugh. Seems very reasonable.

    What with Biden’s pawing at young girls and these allegations, you’d have to wonder how any female could agree to be his VP, given how crazy angry they were over Kavanaugh etc. Biden should not be except from responding, to clear the air, if he is set on becoming President.

  158. Nick

    Lizzie’s probably absent because a doomsayer pall has grown over the blog.

    Don’t worry Egg. We can replicate. You’d never know the difference.

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3213306, posted on November 16, 44 CE at 1:38 pm
    I once was at a frightful restaurant of sorts in Judea, when I asked Hairy to speak immediately to the manager and to use his rank, forthwith as the group of twelve men and one woman in the room adjacent had far better wine than what was offered to us. Imagine the scandals If Perpetual or any of the other ladies of rank had seen us, Hairy, a scholar from Rhodes and all, and with us having a mansion and 5 servants. Anyway, it turns out the man with the beard I had confronted was Jesus. He apologized later, but the damage had been done.

  159. calli

    You certainly haven’t been using it, you have just been hanging off Frank’s Toga.

    Awww. Now look what you made me do.. 🤩

  160. Shy Ted

    Having watched 3 youtubes today I am ashamed to stay I still know nothing about 3D printers. But how do you get to such a site in the first place. Do you duckduckgo “big tit asian 3d printer review” and see what happens? Yes, that is what you do. Sorry I asked.

  161. candy

    Lizzie’s probably absent because a doomsayer pall has grown over the blog.

    She might just be busy with family stuff, babysitting etc.
    Hi Lizzie, if you happen to be reading. Hope all is well with you.

  162. Roger

    Didn’t Jesus comment that the Church was like a net of fish – some good, some bad?

    The Church was formed after Jesus’ death so maybe that isn’t a direct quote.

    Jesus refers to the kingdom of heaven being like a dragnet in Matt 13:47.

    The reference is to the final judgment.

  163. Infidel Tiger King

    The Church was formed after Jesus’ death so maybe that isn’t a direct quote.

    As it says in the Gospel of Matthew: Be wary of the shite thine readeth on the internet.

  164. Nick

    Calli, you need his voice. It’s not the same.
    A bit like Foghorn without the ‘doodah’.

  165. calli

    Conscience has struck. I did buy some extra tp. And some cans of tuna. And tomatoes.

    There. I’ve said it.

  166. Leigh Lowe

    I just worked out who ‘Frank’ was. Hahahahaha.
    Ooh, name calling.

    Who is it?

  167. Infidel Tiger King

    People pretending Lizzie is still alive is troubling, but while we are grieving I will allow it. She would have liked that.

  168. Leigh Lowe

    Conscience has struck. I did buy some extra tp. And some cans of tuna. And tomatoes.

    Toilet paper?
    Tomatoes?
    Tuna?
    Is your supermarket arranged alphabetically?

  169. egg_

    Struth’s principal position is that we have been losing our freedoms for a long time now and it’s high time we started taking them back. I entirely agree. His scepticism about the dangers of the WuFlu have been borne out by events. Some government imposition was defensible in the early days when little was known, but they stuffed that up too.

    Calls for the metamucil militia to go to war are risible, but something needs to be done; my feeling is that we should emulate Cassie and Cardimona and go for the long haul. More letters to editors and complaing if they are blocked by the faithful intent on stamping out heresy. Being heretical against leftism is a sign of intelligence and integrity.

    Nailed it.

    Politics is a numbers game.

    I believe that this blog is monitored and its commentary a form of voting.

    Thankfully, the handwringers are in the minority here.

    Despite her reservations, I note that Nota does regularly go out and about – voting with one’s feet.

  170. Nick

    Who is it?

    Frank Thring

  171. calli

    BREAKING: Jesus approves ecologically unsustainable fish trawling! Evil nets that catch everything!

  172. Infidel Tiger King

    If the stock market has any relation to reality it should tank today after the news from the US.

    Will probably be up.

  173. Shy Ted

    As Douglas Adams once said, “Bye bye Mike and thanks for all the debt.”

  174. Leigh Lowe

    Roger

    #3436938, posted on May 1, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Didn’t Jesus comment that the Church was like a net of fish – some good, some bad?

    The Church was formed after Jesus’ death so maybe that isn’t a direct quote.

    Jesus refers to the kingdom of heaven being like a dragnet in Matt 13:47.

    Did the Romans issue fishing licences?

  175. Des Deskperson

    Things are getting weird.

    Michael Moore takes on the climate change industry

    Clive Hamilton is getting stuck into CCP influence in Australia

    And now Marilyn Shepherd has a letter in the Canberra Times – not yet on the web – lambasting governments – along with Dr Norman Swan and the ABC – for overreacting to the COVID crisis!!

  176. egg_

    Roger
    #3436938, posted on May 1, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Thanks – the point being that the sanctimonious are no better than others.
    I believe someone used it as a comment on the congregation in general, not to be up themselves.

  177. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3436945, posted on May 1, 2020 at 9:49 am

    People pretending Lizzie is still alive is troubling, but while we are grieving I will allow it.

    Allow it?
    Are you the chief censor here or something?

  178. Nick

    And now Marilyn Shepherd has a letter in the Canberra Times – not yet on the web – lambasting governments – along with Dr Norman Swan and the ABC – for overreacting to the COVID crisis!!

    This is truly the end of times that was prophesied.
    All we need now is for an ex PM of a Conservative Party to go into bat for China. Oh hang on.

  179. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3436951, posted on May 1, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Who is it?

    Frank Thring

    Frank?
    Really?
    He posts here?

  180. Infidel Tiger King

    London: No child has been found to have passed coronavirus to an adult, a review of the evidence in partnership with the Royal College of Paediatrics has found.

    Major studies into the impact of COVID-19 on young children suggest they “do not play a significant role” in spreading the virus and are less likely to become infected than adults.

    https://amp.smh.com.au/world/europe/experts-fail-to-find-a-single-case-of-children-passing-virus-to-adults-20200430-p54ohi.html?__twitter_impression=true

    Perhaps Palxechook and Dandrews should read this.

    Not a single case of transmission of The Wuhan Boogie from child to adult.

  181. Leigh Lowe

    And now Marilyn Shepherd has a letter in the Canberra Times – not yet on the web – lambasting governments – along with Dr Norman Swan and the ABC – for overreacting to the COVID crisis!!

    I am just reserving judgement here until I figure out who Marilyn Shepherd is.

  182. Roger

    Leading virologist Professor Sharon Lewin of the Doherty Insititute admits she thought banning travel from China was a “terrible decision” at the time (as did the WHO).

    In hindsight, she concedes it prevented a mass outbreak of covid-19 in Australia.

    Setting aside the mortality rate of the disease, that turnaround from a verified “expert” goes some way to highlighting the danger of placing trust in them over common sense.

  183. Nick

    Bob Carr:

    As bad as each other’: Once again we look like diplomatic amateurs on China
    We look like diplomatic amateurs with only one international personality: not a roaring lion, but a puppy rolling over.

    Whew, at last we have an independent voice on China. Someone whom the media have thoroughly scrutinised and vetted.

  184. Trump says Biden should respond to the sexual abuse allegations, because he had to face the same thing as did Kavanaugh. Seems very reasonable.

    Dunno about that.
    Coming from someone with two failed marriages and the third to an ex nude model, three bankruptcies, and the capacity to lie non-stop to anyone who is silly enough to listen, Dettol Donny is hardly the most credible Septic politician around when it comes to character assessment.

  185. Nick

    He posts here?

    Leigh, I’ll do this gently, he’s dead.

  186. It’s May Day, the day socialist vermin celebrate their fucked up ideology of theft, hatred and death.
    I really think there should be a parallel “Day of Remembrance” for the hundreds of millions killed by this ideology of pure evil. Perhaps a special May Day banner with piles of dead bodies would be a good start.

    Just think, we’ve shut down our economy, ruined millions of lives and made so much fuss over 100 deaths.
    I guess it just shows that 100 deaths are a tragedy but a 100 million…just a statistic.

    Little known fact; the first Government to introduce May Day as a paid public holiday was…drum roll…THE NAZIS!
    Not in the least bit surprising (to those who know their history) that a Socialist Government would make it a paid holiday.

    That’s right left, May Day – THE NAZI HOLIDAY!

    Enjoy your National Socialist May Day leftards.

  187. Leigh Lowe

    Perhaps Palxechook and Dandrews should read this.

    Not a single case of transmission of The Wuhan Boogie from child to adult.

    Not relevant.
    All you need to know is that unions can transmit pre-selection oblivion to ALP pollies.

  188. Infidel Tiger King

    Are you the chief censor here or something?

    No, I’m the official grief counsellor.

    You should see what we have planned when you die. You’ll love it. Lizzie was going to do your eulogy, so that has caused some difficulty, but Struth has manfully stepped up. He’s putting it to music. Country I believe. Well he kept saying country, but it was a bad line.

  189. Nick

    At the end of Carr’s article, it says this:

    Bob Carr is a former Australian foreign affairs minister and NSW Labor premier.

    There is something missing. I’ll wait till our media tells me. I trust them.

  190. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3436975, posted on May 1, 2020 at 10:00 am

    He posts here?

    Leigh, I’ll do this gently, he’s dead.

    Well, I knew he hadn’t been in the movies much recently.
    What did he die of?
    Was it the fags?

  191. Roger

    Did the Romans issue fishing licences?

    Fishing licenses in Galilee came under the administration of Herod.

    Yes, seriously.

  192. candy

    and the third to an ex nude model,

    You feel Melania Trump is not a valid person in some way, 1735099?

    She seems very ladylike and quite demure, and a good mother.

  193. Nick

    Was it the fags?

    In a manner of speaking, yes.

  194. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Perhaps a special May Day banner with piles of dead bodies would be a good start.

    Something similar to the “Tower of skulls” in Cambodia?

  195. Infidel Tiger King

    Did Herod provide JobKeeper during the plagues?

  196. rickw

    Testing to see if I’m in moderation purgatory.

  197. egg_

    No sensible person stays rock solid in their opinion in a shifting situation where no one really knows what has happened or about to happen. We can only assess what we are presented with today, and view it in the light of what happened yesterday and the days before.

    “Outrage factor” has been known for years in relation to death spikes.

    Nature has provided one recently with four numpties hovering in the breakdown lane for half an hour in Victoria recently.

    That was my response to Arky guilting Struth re attending gigs, remember – use the ever present road toll as a benchmark – no outrage there, as its ever present.

    Being involved with some “high risk construction work” I thought you’d know better.

    How rare are MERS and Ebola – did they burn themselves out quickly?
    Was there a vaccine?

  198. Des Deskperson

    ‘I am just reserving judgement here until I figure out who Marilyn Shepherd is.’

    Reputedly the – unwitting – inspiration for Arlene Composta

  199. rickw

    Calls for the metamucil militia to go to war are risible, but something needs to be done; my feeling is that we should emulate Cassie and Cardimona and go for the long haul. More letters to editors and complaing if they are blocked by the faithful intent on stamping out heresy. Being heretical against leftism is a sign of intelligence and integrity.

    I think the answer is to stop being afraid, take back the freedoms wherever we can.

    Take for example the issue of building permits. Most Australians consider Australia’s building laws, codes and rules to be an odious example of Government overreach. Most ethnics don’t, why?, because they just bloody ignore them and carry on regardless. You know what, council may bitch and moan about this, but there is literally NEVER and consequences for their ignoring of stupid and odious Laws.

    If Government decided to stick a bulldozer through $100k of Australian Standard compliant well built shed. Who do you think is going to come out of it worst off? They will have revealed to everyone what a complete bunch of bastards they are. Sometimes you have to risk loosing in the short term to win in the long term.

    Freedom is lost as soon as you stop exercising it. I just joined sword collectors guild yesterday so I can buy some swords. After I’ve brought them, I’ll let the membership lapse.

    Australia has the world’s most stupid and shit gun laws, I buy all I can and hopefully I’ll be able to ratchet up my license another level. Gun owners are only treated like shit because so few people chose to occupy the existing freedom in this area. We shouldn’t think this is a one way street either, Tasmania was almost the first state to overturn the 1996 Laws, it was a very near run thing that it didn’t happen. In 1996 Jeff Kennett was on the verge of scrapping registration in Victoria, because Vicpol, competent as the are, were completely unable to demonstrate how they used the registry for legitimate policing, that basic fact remains true today.

    COVID-19 has given Australia a magnificent opportunity in so many ways, for many an important learning is that there is no longer any debate over whether or not Government and Police are totalitarian arseholes, they have demonstrated that the ARE.

  200. jo

    calli
    #3436942, posted on May 1, 2020 at 9:48 am
    Conscience has struck. I did buy some extra tp. And some cans of tuna. And tomatoes.

    There. I’ve said it.

    Never thought you were the sort to panic.

  201. Leigh Lowe

    You should see what we have planned when you die. 

    I am the ghost who walks.
    The man who never dies.
    When I grow old, the phantom ring, the high waisted underpants and the purple and black cardigan will be passed.
    To a new phantom.
    An unbroken chain.
    So … no funeral.
    Sorry.

  202. cohenite

    The chunk virus came from the Institute. As far back as 2015 the Institute had perfected a method of converting the benign bat virus into a virus infectious to humans:

    In 2015, an international team including two scientists from the Institute published successful research on whether a bat coronavirus could be made to infect HeLa. The team engineered a hybrid virus, combining a bat coronavirus with a SARS virus that had been adapted to grow in mice and mimic human disease. The hybrid virus was able to infect human cells.[20][21]

    In 2017, a team from the Institute announced that coronaviruses found in horseshoe bats at a cave in Yunnan contain all the genetic pieces of the SARS virus, and hypothesized that the direct progenitor of the human virus originated in this cave. The team, who spent five years sampling the bats in the cave, noted the presence of a village only a kilometer away, and warned of “the risk of spillover into people and emergence of a disease similar to SARS”.[

    Lets hope the troll catches the trunk virus today. As a commie that’s it’s duty.

  203. Nick

    Reputedly the – unwitting – inspiration for Arlene Composta

    Ironically, the best satire we have seen.

  204. rickw

    Oh, apparently w*g or l*b are banned words.

  205. My guess has been that they will be reluctant to lift restrictions until events and decisions from overseas give them a sort of cover.

    Funny how Australia suddenly doesn’t want to lead the way like it does on climate crap.

    A successful treatment regime from the US and/or Europe; some empty guff about how the flattened curve has achieved what it was meant to and now it is a matter of ‘targetted’ restrictions; perhaps a comment that some people may well still die but that is the case with all diseases but we don’t lockdown for them – but the ‘pandemic’ has been averted etc.

    They want 40% of plebs to download the app.
    The app was their way of saving face but there are also other things they’ve cottoned onto now.
    So they will relax some restrictions then use downloading of the app as a condition for relaxing more restrictions.
    My bet is they will use pubs, clubs and restaurants as the hostage.
    “Get the app or the bars stay shut!”

  206. Leigh Lowe

    Roger

    #3436981, posted on May 1, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Did the Romans issue fishing licences?

    Fishing licenses in Galilee came under the administration of Herod.

    Yes, seriously.

    Roger, Roger, Roger.
    Listen up.
    When I am in full flight taking the piss, don’t be bringing facts in here.
    It is not that sort of blog.

  207. cohenite

    ‘I am just reserving judgement here until I figure out who Marilyn Shepherd is.’

    She is a cross between clementine ford and the hunchback. One of the vilest lefties sliming around. Even viler than the troll which infects this site.

  208. Nick

    When I grow old, the phantom ring, the high waisted underpants and the purple and black cardigan will be passed.

    Don’t forget the old, farting spaniel, Devil and the slippers whilst inside the Skull Cave on the Jason recliner.

  209. Infidel Tiger King

    So … no funeral.
    Sorry.

    Well if it’s all right with you, Struth still wants to do his country song for you.

  210. Leigh Lowe

    rickw

    #3437000, posted on May 1, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Oh, apparently w*g or l*b are banned words

    And so is *******.
    And also ****.

  211. Bundyrum

    Notabrain, why don’t you just eff off you useless sack of sh!t.

  212. Mater

    Coming from someone with two failed marriages and the third to an ex nude model, three bankruptcies, and the capacity to lie non-stop to anyone who is silly enough to listen, Dettol Donny is hardly the most credible Septic politician around when it comes to character assessment.

    Bob,
    I assume you missed my earlier post. I’ll post again, for your benefit.

    Mater
    #3436807, posted on May 1, 2020 at 8:29 am

    BTW, I never “requested a transfer”.

    Really?

    I began to harbour thoughts that I would get myself – somehow – into civil affairs, and when I got back to the Dat, penned a letter to the CO requesting a transfer to a unit involved in this work.

  213. Leigh Lowe

    Well if it’s all right with you, Struth still wants to do his country song for you.

    If he doesn’t keep it under 15 minutes it will never sell.
    Now, some rhyming words for the ninth verse … stunt, punt, grunt …

  214. Infidel Tiger King

    Does telling a lady to “eff off” not seem a bit of a faggy way to write it?

    If you must be so coarse, at least write it properly, you xunt.

  215. Nick

    Justice League to sector four. Justice league to sector four.

  216. egg_

    I am in full flight taking the piss,

    A Danograd coping mechanism?

  217. Ed Case

    Coming from someone with two failed marriages, …Dettol Donny is hardly the most credible Septic politician around when it comes to character assessment.

    What Trump is saying is that if Joe wants to throw his hat in the ring for high office, then he’s got to address what’s thrown at him, just like Kavanagh and himself.
    The difference is that the allegations against Trump were made by flakes and Kavanaugh’s accuser had no dates, not even the year, no location, no witnesses and she’d never mentioned it to anyone in the years since.
    Tara Reade was an employee of Joes, that isn’t deniable, so he’s got to have a credible response.

  218. Roger

    My bet is they will use pubs, clubs and restaurants as the hostage.
    “Get the app or the bars stay shut!”

    They’re putting that to focus groups as we speak.

  219. Bundyrum

    Ok…fuck off IT you xunt.

  220. Nick

    Well if it’s all right with you, Struth still wants to do his country song for you.

    I have a snatch of the work in progress

    Notafan yooouuu dog (pron dawg)
    Ya nothin but a flog
    Now you’re all hell bound
    Jus like mah dear ol hound.

    Moving. Just moving.

  221. egg_

    someone with two failed marriages and the third to an ex nude model, three bankruptcies,

    Typical entrepreneur, who can buy and sell you.

  222. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3436987, posted on May 1, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Did Herod provide JobKeeper during the plagues?

    Done a bit of Googling.
    The chronology is not totally solid in that one either.

  223. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Typical entrepreneur, who can buy and sell you.

    I’m sure POTUS Donald Trump – a billionaire – is devastated that he’s not the best friend of a retired schoolteacher from Queensland.

  224. Leigh Lowe

    Bundyrum

    #3437022, posted on May 1, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Ok…fuck off IT you xunt.

    That is much better, lovely lady.
    Oh, and there is no ! in shit.
    It is just shit.
    Not sh!t.
    Unless that is a Great Uprising code word I am not familiar with.

  225. Little known fact; the first Government to introduce May Day as a paid public holiday was…drum roll…THE NAZIS!

    Bullshit. In 1919 the National Assembly in Weimar declared May day a public holiday in Germany. That was a long time before the NAZIs were in power.

    From this link –

    Given what was to come after it, Bloody May stands out not as a heroic battle for socialism nor a brave defense of democracy, but as a senseless, tragic waste of life and political potential. They could not have known it at the time, but the militants of the SPD and KPD in 1929 were probably closer to achieving socialism in an advanced capitalist country than any socialist movement before or since. The sheer horror that followed serves as a stark reminder of what our movement is all about, and why it matters that we win.

    Of greater relevance, one of the first May Day marches in the world took place during the shearers’ strike on 1 May 1891 in Barcaldine. This was the beginning of the Labor movement in Australia.

  226. Struth

    Well if it’s all right with you, Struth still wants to do his country song for you.

    If you can chew your scabs in time, we could be on a winner.
    That crunchy wash board effect.

  227. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Andrew Forrest: Mutually profitable ties bind China friendship

    Paul Garvey
    Senior Reporter
    @PDGarvey
    6:32AM May 1, 2020
    182 Comments

    In 2012, as iron ore prices crashed and Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group was struggling with billions of dollars of debt, an array of Chinese steel mills stepped in with hundreds of millions of ­upfront payments to help the company­ through the crisis.

    Now, as the China-Australia relationship hits a level of unpreced­ent­ed turbulence, Mr Forrest is on the front foot defending China.

    His relationship with China has been enduring and profitable, making him one of Australia’s richest people; it has helped him build connections to the highest levels of the Chinese Communist Party, including President Xi Jinping­.

    Last month, after Mr Forrest­’s philanthropy arm the Minderoo Foundation organised its first delivery of personal protective equipment and medical supplies from China to Australia, he told The Australian he had relied on relationships “right up the chain” in China to secure the gear.

    “I’ve been there for 31 years, so you develop relationships over time, you see people grow from junior positions to senior positions­, they know you’re going to be there tomorrow and they know when things go wrong, like they did in the global financial crisis­, like they did in the 2012-13 iron ore meltdown and like they are now, you’re going to protect them and they’re going to step up to protect you,” he said.

    Those comments have taken on a different hue in recent days, amid a backlash over Mr Forrest’s surprise decision to bring the Chin­ese consul-general in Victoria to the podium alongside federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.

    While Mr Forrest’s philan­thropy is at a scale all but unmatched by any other Australian billionaire, events this week have prompted scrutiny over whether his charitable endeavours also at times advance his commercial interests.

    The fortunes of Fortescue — and, by extension, Mr Forrest himself — are entirely dependent on China. It was Mr Forrest’s belief in an impending growth surge in China that famously prompted him to sketch out his original plan for Fortescue around a table at his home in Cottesloe in 2003, and he and Fortescue have consistently worked since to intertwine and strengthen their ties with China.

    Almost every one of the more than 1.3 billion tonnes of Pilbara dirt mined and shipped by Fortescue since then has been sent to China. Mr Forrest’s 36 per cent stake in Fortescue is worth more than $13bn; in the past 18 months, he has collected almost $2bn in dividends from the company.

    That cash has bankrolled Mr Forrest’s myriad business ventures and his philanthropy empire, but he has also often been ­accused of conflating the national interest with his own commercial interests.

    He was a driving force in killing off the Rudd government’s resources super-profits tax, while in 2015 he called on prime minister Tony Abbott for an inquiry into the iron ore output of Rio Tinto and BHP.

    From the Oz.

  228. Mater

    Of greater relevance, one of the first May Day marches in the world took place during the shearers’ strike on 1 May 1891 in Barcaldine. This was the beginning of the Labor movement in Australia.

    The Labor movement which, at it’s inaugural Federal Interstate Conference in 1900, laid down the following three provisions as the “General Legislation” section of it’s party platform.

    (1) Electoral Reforms, providing for one adult, one vote;
    (2) Total Exclusion of Coloured or other undesirable races; and
    (3) The granting of old age pensions.

  229. Leigh Lowe

    Bundyrum

    #3437008, posted on May 1, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Notabrain, why don’t you just eff off you useless sack of sh!t.

    Is it just me, or has the standard of discourse here deteriorated?

  230. Bob,
    I assume you missed my earlier post. I’ll post again, for your benefit.

    And because you missed my response, I’ll post again, for your benefit.

    And my letter didn’t get past my Coy OC.
    If you have read my memoir (from which you quote extensively), you’d know that.

  231. Struth

    The Bill Gates foundation.
    The Clinton foundation.
    The Andrew Forrest foundation.

  232. Tintarella di Luna

    I’m very disappointed to see some very vulgar language so early on a Friday morning fffffreezing as it May be I don’t mind if it’s during the witching hour, though worrying about your souls does interfere a little with the need for restful sleep. I put it down to cabin fever 🥵

  233. Leigh Lowe

    For the purposes of the tribute song, my pick-up truck is an Audi Q5.

  234. Infidel Tiger King

    Gray Connolly
    @GrayConnolly
    ·
    9m
    The sight of billionaires freelancing for (communist!) Beijing’s interests will have many newly sympathetic to confiscatory wealth taxes

    Very much so.

    Massive taxes on our spiv class can’t come soon enough.

  235. egg_

    Did Herod provide JobKeeper during the plagues?

    Did he collect taxes?

  236. Ed Case

    Of greater relevance, one of the first May Day marches in the world took place during the shearers’ strike on 1 May 1891 in Barcaldine. This was the beginning of the Labor movement in Australia.

    And if you want an example of what the Labor Movement has done to Australia in microcosm, Barcaldine is a good example. In 1892 it was part of a thriving Australia, now it’s a dying pensioner’s paradise along with the rest of the country. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcaldine,_Queensland

  237. Leigh Lowe

    Roger

    #3436981, posted on May 1, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Did the Romans issue fishing licences?

    Fishing licenses in Galilee came under the administration of Herod

    The bumper stickers.
    I Fish and I Vote.
    Put Herod last on the ballot.

  238. lotocoti

    This is truly the end of times that was prophesied.

    Not until Magrok Kingston burns through the italics budget.

  239. Mater

    And my letter didn’t get past my Coy OC.
    If you have read my memoir (from which you quote extensively), you’d know that.

    So….
    Did you, or did you not, ‘request a transfer’?

    Call me old fashioned, but how far it got in the chain of command is irrelevant to the lie you told.

    1735099
    #3436800, posted on May 1, 2020 at 8:24 am

    BTW, I never “requested a transfer”

    P.S. Between your posts here, and your blog, you seem to confirm that no one need read your work of fiction. Hand on my heart, I can confirm that I’ve never sullied my hands by touching your ‘memoir’.

  240. Bushkid

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3436763, posted on May 1, 2020 at 7:35 am
    Liability Bob’s link is from news.com, but bear with me here:

    ‘…
    Okay, I’ll say it.

    It is physically impossible to effectively buttstroke anyone with a Steyr. Its bullpup design makes it hard, and it’s too short to do it effectively. What you actually accomplish is striking your target with your elbow.

    Not only that, but according to my brother-in-law who did serve in Somalia and saw first hand use of the Steyr, the plastic moulding, being in two parts, had a disconcerting habit of splitting apart when employed in this fashion, rendering the weapon useless thereafter.

  241. Leigh Lowe

    The sight of billionaires freelancing for (communist!) Beijing’s interests will have many newly sympathetic to confiscatory wealth taxes

    Very much so.

    Massive taxes on our spiv class can’t come soon enough.

    Exactly.
    If a Mining Tax was suggested today, Forrest’s schick (sic) of standing on the back of a truck wouldn’t cut it.

  242. egg_

    I think the answer is to stop being afraid, take back the freedoms wherever we can.

    At least Nota is often busy out running errands as are other Kittehs.

    Voting with their feet.

  243. Leigh Lowe

    Put Herod last on the ballot.

    That is another one in the Herod pile.
    No it isn’t.
    Yes it is … there is an X in the box next to his name.
    No, no. That is not the letter X. It is the number Ten

  244. Roger

    Did Herod provide JobKeeper during the plagues?

    He was a river to his people, lest they revolt.

    He was also one of the first multiculturalists.

    When Hebroooos wouldn’t settle in his newly built capital, Tiberius, because it was built on a graveyard, he populated it with furriners.

    He was the consummate self-interested politician, which is why Jesus referred to him as a fox.

  245. The Labor movement which, at it’s inaugural Federal Interstate Conference in 1900, laid down the following three provisions as the “General Legislation” section of it’s party platform.

    (1) Electoral Reforms, providing for one adult, one vote;
    (2) Total Exclusion of Coloured or other undesirable races; and
    (3) The granting of old age pensions.

    The second of these they ditched a very long time ago, whereas they’re still current with the loony Right (people like Pauline Hanson and Fraser Anning).
    They succeeded in the first and last.
    The Labor movement has been the most successful political enterprise in this country’s history.
    As the man says – “That’s history that deserves to be remembered”, even in the US.

  246. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ironic how the base for Trump is now the blue collar workers in the US.
    Maybe Numbers could comment on that…

  247. Is it just me, or has the standard of discourse here deteriorated?

    nah.
    now fsck off.

  248. Leigh Lowe

    He was a driving force in killing off the Rudd government’s resources super-profits tax, while in 2015 he called on prime minister Tony Abbott for an inquiry into the iron ore output of Rio Tinto and BHP.

    Perfect summary of the arsehole.
    Wants no government interference (except to put a crimp in his competitors output by regulation).

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