Open Forum: July 4, 2020

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  1. Infidel Tiger King

    If Melbourne falls it will be the wake up Australia needs.

  2. miltonf

    Our politicians are largely just well paid sock puppets for senior bureaucrats. Consider the GST- Keating wanted it, HoWARd gave it to us.

  3. egg_

    How long until we’re all locked down again?

    IMHO all other States will resist – Dictator Dan has painted himself into a corner.

    Per Trump – look for the beer bug, you’ll find the beer bug!

    Whoops!

  4. DrBeauGan

    Daylesford is a lot of fun too. The lesbian capital of Australia.

    Valuable information. What state is it in? If possible, I shall avoid the whole state.

  5. vr

    Looked at flight to BNE from MEL. Only one direct flight and that too at 7am on Jetstar. Every QF flight is thru’ SYD or CAN

  6. Farmer Gez

    JC
    #3506195, posted on July 7, 2020 at 4:48 pm
    Ubereats is still operating. That’s good right.

    It’s good. They phone from outside to notify you they’ve left the stuff at the door. Neat service.

    Yep a great service and employs the same people who were guarding the virus hotels and are now testing about a thousand people a day.

    Yummy!

  7. JC

    IMHO all other States will resist – Dictator Dan has painted himself into a corner.

    Yep, the rest of the state premiers have a spine. The Polish and Armenian sheilas up north remind me of Maggie Thatcher in their resolve and determination.

  8. calli

    If people are so worried about what they eat, they should cook it themselves. From scratch.

  9. How’s the toilet paper supply down there in Melbourne?

  10. Knuckle Dragger

    Gunner:

    ‘If she smokes, she pokes’

    Words to live by.

    If she brings her own smokes, that is.

  11. Farmer Gez

    DrBeauGan
    #3506228, posted on July 7, 2020 at 5:06 pm
    Daylesford is a lot of fun too. The lesbian capital of Australia.

    Valuable information. What state is it in? If possible, I shall avoid the whole state.

    Don’t squib it Dr BG.
    The fur fans are easily spotted by the pink hair, metal additions and no dress sense.

  12. calli

    The end of an era. Just traded the ute for an SUV.

  13. Knuckle Dragger

    In the interests of doing whatever the fuck we like, the NT will continue to do whatever the fuck we like.

    Including a complete ban on Victorians.

  14. Entropy

    The scariest ones have purple hair. Mental issues guaranteed.

  15. egg_

    There was a case for a lock-up at the beginning as we didn’t have enough information on the virus.

    Is this like Judith Curry is your only go to for the CAGW scam?

    Some things are bleedingly obvious.

    Struth, DrBG, Johanna, myself and many other were telling Arky to STFU with his panicking.

    Life is risk vs reward, buddy.

  16. Mater

    With a quarter of the Australian population within Victoria, we are quite capable of dragging the rest of the country down with us.
    The gloating might be premature.

    Having Victoria as another mendicant state would/will be the end of this nation.

  17. JC

    Yep a great service and employs the same people who were guarding the virus hotels and are now testing about a thousand people a day.

    And what’s the point Gez? I shouldn’t use uberearts because of your claim?

  18. calli

    Bruce, a sixpence used to be a “zac” and a shilling was a “bob”. A Florin would buy many…many lollies.

  19. JC

    The gloating might be premature.

    eggsactly.

  20. egg_

    Yep a great service and employs the same people who were guarding the virus hotels and are now testing about a thousand people a day.

    As has been pointed out many times.

    Head Prefect obviously employs liberal scroll wheel.

  21. Nick

    Yep a great service and employs the same people who were guarding the virus hotels and are now testing about a thousand people a day.

    Ironically, it looked like the same group had been employed by the Government to go door to door to ensure a lockdown was occurring. You know, the same lot who wipe their bottoms with their left hand.

  22. shatterzzz

    I just signed my JobKeeper form for work today.
    The owner is no dill. He likes free $$ too.
    We’re unaffected.
    Lol
    He’s a crazy old bugger.

    Reminds me of something I read earlier today but can’t find it anymore …
    Apparently, both Labor & Liberal party offices in several states are all onto JobKeeper payments (between $30 000 & $90 000 over the length of the scheme, depending on the office)..
    made me wonder how can any politics only office drop 30% of its revenue .. What revenue?
    No query from the writer involved so must be all above board … LOL!

  23. Bundyrum

    Mater, the end of this nation started a number of years ago, it is just being realised by some recently.

  24. egg_

    Head Prefect obviously employs liberal scroll wheel.

    In his brain.

  25. incoherent rambler

    If Melbourne falls it …

    A bit late to the party.
    Dannograd has fallen.

    It will require a siege and 250,000 troops to liberate the city once known as Melbourne.

  26. miltonf

    With a quarter of the Australian population within Victoria, we are quite capable of dragging the rest of the country down with us.
    The gloating might be premature.

    Having Victoria as another mendicant state would/will be the end of this nation.

    The assault on the electricity supply in Victoria is slightly ahead of the one in NSW. It’s not going to end well fro Australia if this keeps going the way it is.

  27. JC

    Life is risk vs reward, buddy.

    If you have a smidgen of evidence to roughly assess the risk and we didn’t going into this abortion.

  28. egg_

    Yep a great service and employs the same people who were guarding the virus hotels and are now testing about a thousand people a day.

    There’s plenty of sh1tholers in the Medical profession.

  29. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Love Honey reveals Clarkson is WA’s horniest suburb in ‘sexiest’ places list
    PerthNow
    July 7, 2020 12:10PM

    If you live in WA’s far northern suburbs, take a bow.

    A nationwide sex study has named Clarkson in the top 10 “sexiest” places in Australia.

    British adult website Love Honey has compiled a list of the country’s sexiest areas, based on their sex toy purchases during the coronavirus shutdown between March and May.

    Suburbs in New South Wales and Victoria dominated the list, but the suburb of Clarkson — 34km north of Perth — placed eighth, showing Sandgropers too have been splurging on adult purchases in isolation.

    Love Honey said the suburb recorded a huge 468 per cent increase in adult toy purchases during isolation.

    People in the Sydney suburb of Wentworth Point topped the list, with a 680 per cent increase in the sales of lingerie and vibrators during the pandemic shutdown.

  30. JC

    The assault on the electricity supply in Victoria is slightly ahead of the one in NSW. It’s not going to end well fro Australia if this keeps going the way it is.

    Milton, We’re shutting up shop completely. We don’t need electricity for business anymore, so there’s plenty to go around.

  31. egg_

    Having Victoria as another mendicant state would/will be the end of this nation.

    We survive on primary industry – we can afford to lose Vic.

  32. miltonf

    Yeah scary stuff- maybe it’s a bad dream and I’ll wake up.

  33. egg_

    If you have a smidgen of evidence to roughly assess the risk and we didn’t going into this abortion.

    You are showing your ignorance.

    Part of risk management is past performance.

    How did other versions of coronavirus play out?

  34. Roger

    Bruce, a sixpence used to be a “zac” and a shilling was a “bob”. A Florin would buy many…many lollies.

    You spent a florin on lollies!?

    I only ever got a sixpence which would buy a little pre-packed bag of mixed lollies from the corner store.

  35. calli

    Sooooo…Lance Bottoms was asymptomatic, wore a mask and washed her hands and still caught the thing.

    Yet the mask is seen as the magical talisman protecting the wearer. I was expected to wear one today, but declined and sat in the car instead (reading a nice juicy Jack Reacher murder-and-mayhem). And Trump is the devil incarnate for declining to wear one.

    There are so many mixed messages I wonder if it’s deliberate.

    And given the lady’s name, I can’t help but post this.

  36. egg_

    I shouldn’t use uberearts because of your claim?

    At your own risk – do they wash hands between deliveries?

  37. H B Bear

    I wouldn’t bet on that HB Bear, Struth is correct, he has already reduced international flights and will certainly reduce the numbers at the footy.

    Sneakers preferred Premier number is approaching 90%. He isn’t going to jeopardise that. International flight restrictions is a cost cutting measure to get the hotel bill (approaching $15m) down and no-one gives a sh1t about the footy if the rest of us go to stage 5 or whatever it is.

  38. caveman

    With Melbourne now in lockdan, does that mean jobkeeper will now last like, forever.

  39. Mater

    Think about this.
    Will SCOMO cut all the Jobkeeper, Rent freezes, Jobseeker, Repayment freezers, etc in September if the lockdowns continue in Victoria through to then? Politically speaking, I doubt it.
    Victoria will be a cork in the arse of progress.

  40. Roger

    Having Victoria as another mendicant state would/will be the end of this nation.

    Otoh it would provide an opportunity to revisit federalism.

    Shift income tax powers from the C’wealth behemoth back to the states & make them more competitive.

  41. calli

    I said “would”, Roger.

    I usually only had thruppence. Or tuppence ha’penny. 😁

  42. thefrollickingmole

    Some sympathy, please!

    Between shit and syphilis in the dictionary…..

  43. cohenite

    Some of those are obvious tongue in cheek, Mark. 30% of people lack a sense of humor.

    Head prefect does irony. Actually those complaints look spot on; there are so many Karens, of either sex, in the world. I did a bit of work for some bastard whose ex was a Karen: she used to measure the amount of dust in the nooks and crannies of the room and then write letters to some other poor sod. Most of those listed complaints are obviously from women. They prove once again that women are fucking nuts; even the best of them only have brief periods of lucidity amidst the general hysteria and complete ratbaggery.

  44. incoherent rambler

    Victoria will be a cork in the arse of progress.

    Viktoristan IS a butt plug in the arse of progress.

  45. P

    Bruce, a sixpence used to be a “zac” and a shilling was a “bob”.

  46. Johno

    Murder in the outback is a 4 part Docu on Peter Falconios’ murder. Should be a must view, lots of questions about that one.

  47. Mater

    Otoh it would provide an opportunity to revisit federalism.

    Roger,
    Which party would be the one wishing to destroy ‘the one ring that rules them all’?

    Both parties enjoy their day in the sun far too much to even suggest it.

  48. egg_

    Having Victoria as another mendicant state would/will be the end of this nation.

    Otoh it would provide an opportunity to revisit federalism.

    IIRC because the Banks’ H.O.’s were in Melbourne, they wanted to be the National Capital.
    Nothing’s changed much in a Century.

    The rest of us dig up shit and do productive stuff.

  49. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Daylesford is a lot of fun as too.’

    Sure.

    As long as your idea of fun is being elbowed up and down the street by braces of ‘ladeeeees in comfortable shoes’ with electric blue crew cuts, overalls and the physical appearance of cut-down wine barrels full of construction site rubble.

  50. H B Bear

    The far northern Perth suburbs are clearly full of Pommy perverts and best avoided. There is no real need to go north of Trigg anyway. Maybe Joondalup once a year for a game of golf.

  51. calli

    Thanks for the tip on Daylesford. It was on the list, if ever I return to Vic to holiday.

    Cheaper to see the sights in Blackheath or Newtown.

  52. Roger

    Roger,
    Which party would be the one wishing to destroy ‘the one ring that rules them all’?

    I live in hope.

    The vertical fiscal imbalance imposed upon the states by the Commonwealth in 1942 stems from quite possibly the two worst pieces of legislation in Australia’s history.

  53. Spider

    Young ABC reporter repeating his assertion again today that the occupants of the tower blocks have a “complex” relationship with police. Love it.

  54. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Rachel Baxendale 5.10pm: Andrews raises JobKeeper, JobSeeker with PM

    Asked whether measures such as JobSeeker and JobKeeper, due to expire in September, would be extended for Victorians affected by his six-week lockdown, Premier Daniel Andrews said he had spoken with Prime Minister Scott Morrison shortly before announcing the restrictions.

    “I’m very confident that the Prime Minister knows and understands that there will be different forms of hardship in different parts of the country, different industries, different sectors,” Mr Andrews said.

    “Whatever those new or different policy settings are, I think he’s going to be guided by that hardship, just as we are.

    “Where there’s hardship you’ve got to have a response to that, and that means that you’ve got a set of policies, a set of tools that where they’re needed most, they’ll make the most difference, and that may well be, given our circumstances, that may well be of additional benefit, because we have additional need, now and of course it’s in the future.”

    Diversions of international arrivals likely to continue

    Mr Andrews said he was yet to discuss whether to extend the diversion of international arrivals interstate with the Prime Minister, but indicated they

    From the Oz

  55. Nick

    As long as your idea of fun is being elbowed up and down the street by braces of ‘ladeeeees in comfortable shoes’ with electric blue crew cuts, overalls and the physical appearance of cut-down wine barrels full of construction site rubble.

    Collingwood ?

  56. shatterzzz

    Passenger listing to Pedo Island from Q ..
    https://imgur.com/UdzZiqz

  57. egg_

    Will SCOMO cut all the Jobkeeper, Rent freezes, Jobseeker, Repayment freezers, etc in September

    Lots of interest groups such as the airlines and the Yartz* have been lobbying heavily against it.

    *Close ties with Their ABC.

  58. Mark from Melbourne

    How’s the toilet paper supply down there in Melbourne?

    Last week early on it was a disaster (kinda punish thing intended).

    Butt the holes in the supply chain keep appearing when you least expect it. Very messy.

  59. Gilas

    Struth
    #3506096, posted on July 7, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    You are, of course, 1000,000% correct.
    Maybe, once the sheeple wake up, some real justice may be meted out, in spades.
    Maybe.

  60. miltonf

    Is Blackheath a lezzo place now Calli?

  61. Johno

    Frank Devine covered the story at the time. He was in the courthouse with a lot of other international reporters and after the day was over he was shouted to dinner if he could explain what the last witness had said.
    The defense was trying to argue that Joanne had murdered Falconio on a particular day. The prosecution produced a witness who could testify they were both alive after that day.The witness was a ratbag who pumped petrol at a roadside cafe.
    This is his testimony to the best of my recollection.

    “I seen ’em come in with their Kombi, I thought they woz ferals, I woz gunna give ’em a gobful, but I had a durry instead.
    I seen ’em later in the Caf, you could tell he woz foreign, him bein’ dark an’ all.She woz a looker, but I didn’t perve her real hard”

    Frank got his free meal

  62. Bundyrum

    HB Bear, at 5.33, clearly our pom immigrants are a major concern….dumb fuck.

  63. pete m

    How bad is that security guard gonna cop it from his mates for letting a 39yr old influencer beat him off and escape the hotel.

    He should just quit now.

  64. calli

    That is my understanding, milton.

    Many…many overalls.

  65. Ed Case

    Obama, Tom Hanks, Woody Allen, Tarantino, Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper, sounds legit.
    John McCain not there, nor any other Senators [apart from Obama]. That’s unlikely.

  66. incoherent rambler

    How’s the toilet paper supply down there in Melbourne?

    It could not withstand an outbreak of Giardia

  67. JC

    shatterzzz
    #3506295, posted on July 7, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Passenger listing to Pedo Island from Q ..
    https://imgur.com/UdzZiqz

    One dude on there is Peter Marino is a well known architect. Our kids (gals) used to play together and went to the same school.

    I can assure you, the dude didn’t go to ped Island for the young girls.

    No joke, this is him.

  68. pete m

    Always been suss on who did falconio in after learning his girlfriend was flogging another backpacker.

  69. calli

    Epstein was on twice. Remarkable.

    And no, not Mark, who appeared once.

    A comprehensive list of glitterati. But anyone can type a list.

  70. Top Ender

    Daylesford is a lot of fun too. The lesbian capital of Australia.

    I WON’T HAVE THAT!

    It’s Alice Springs.

  71. Tom

    Alan Jones’ inaugural show on Sky News last night was the top-rating show on Australian cable TV with 109,000 viewers. Even though it was well past the prime hours for TV news shows (8pm vs 6pm), that translates to 300,000+ sets of eyeballs if it was on free-to-air TV, as only one in three Australian homes have cable.

    Even on cable TV, Jones is a ratings machine. I hope regional FTA TV is getting his show via the Prime network — the only alternative to the loony left brainwashing of the ABC.

  72. JC

    Tom

    What’s Q&A audience these days?

  73. Tom

    What’s Q&A audience these days?

    It’s fallen off a cliff, JC. Q&A isn’t even in the top 20 shows on FTA TV, which it always used to be.

  74. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tom
    #3506326, posted on July 7, 2020 at 5:50 pm
    Alan Jones’ inaugural show on Sky News last night was the top-rating show on Australian cable TV with 109,000 viewers. “

    Good to hear.

  75. Diesal

    Have any of the cats had to do quarantine, arrived in Queensland after being diverted from Victoria when Dan the man banned international arrivals. It’s been a pleasant reminder of just how we are viewed by our overlords.

  76. Cassie of Sydney

    “Spider
    #3506289, posted on July 7, 2020 at 5:34 pm
    Young ABC reporter repeating his assertion again today that the occupants of the tower blocks have a “complex” relationship with police. Love it.”

    Pauline, of course, was 100% right.

  77. Bushkid

    There are so many mixed messages I wonder if it’s deliberate.

    I’ve wondered the same too, Calli.

    Everything is contradicted, then “studies show”…

    It’s impossible to know exactly what’s what anymore. That, of course, is more likely to be a feature than a bug.

  78. johanna

    miltonf
    #3506197, posted on July 7, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    No place as lovely as the Mornington Peninsular.

    Obviously written by someone who has never left Victoriastan.

    Melbourne used to be a nice city, principally because the gold rush money financed superb Victorian (in the architectural meaning) buildings, wide streets and plenty of parks around the CBD. Also, lots of the terrace houses are large, not workers’ cots. Also, the best dressed city by miles. A walk around the city centre was not Paris, but it wasn’t Brisbane either. Some very stylish guys and gals.

    From the moment they basked in the title of ‘the world’s most liveable city – whatever that means – things went downhill. The social engineers ran riot, inner suburbs were flattened for ‘medium’ density housing, and the long standing propensity for extreme leftism raised its ugly head, again.

    I feel sorry for sensible people who live there. That moron of a Premier has painted the whole State into a corner, anyone would think Covid 19 is the Black Death from the way he is behaving.

    The whole economy is being reamed, public debt is piling up, police are keeping the populace penned in, you would think it was a South American banana republic.

    I’m just waiting for him to declare himself Premier for Life, wearing a uniform dripping with gold braid.

  79. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sometimes nice things happen. I thought this prodigal lady was dead. She vanished about a year ago, but turned up tonight with a fine kiddie. A good day!

  80. mh

    shatterzzz
    #3506295, posted on July 7, 2020 at 5:35 pm
    Passenger listing to Pedo Island from Q ..
    https://imgur.com/UdzZiqz

    Woody Allen too?

  81. dover_beach

    What have I missed?

  82. JC

    Driller

    You requested an appointment for shock treatment related to your Ferguson – Deere syndrome. Please make yourself available at 10.45 am Friday 24th July.

  83. 2dogs

    Stage III/IV for Melbin 4 Eva!

    Can we sever Melbourne from the commonwealth?

    Like Malaysia did to Singapore in 1965?

  84. johanna

    New fred. Too late to score a podium.

  85. Fisky

    If we want to regain our freedom, we must simply ban immigration and isolate ourselves from China. There is no other way.

  86. Bruce of Newcastle #3506401, posted on July 7, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Sometimes nice things happen. I thought this prodigal lady was dead. She vanished about a year ago, but turned up tonight with a fine kiddie. A good day!

    I guess its safe to show that, Bruce, given Gab is securely locked down with the rest of us!

  87. Farmer Gez

    April 7th US
    34,043 cases.
    2,267 deaths.

    July 6th
    50,586 cases.
    378 deaths.

    Something has changed.

  88. Chris

    The end of an era. Just traded the ute for an SUV.

    I wish to announce the winner.
    My lovely daughter has been tempted to accept a car, to keep her off the motorbike.
    She loved KD’s suggestion, the F100. Very Bella Swan, and no noodle-armed skinny jeaned man-bun wearers would stand any chance of getting close enough to be harmed.

    The First Hairdresser’s old Celica was declined.

    She got out her 26th birthday champagne and opened it in thanks for her mother and me! Couldn’t believe that what we suggested for her, is so HER she cant believe it. Step up, a showroom-new looking 15 years old with 65K on the clock, two proud Japanese owners, in silver with a rag top – the Mazda MX-5 of a girls’ dreams!
    Monty, come on down and collect your glass of birthday champagne!

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