Even if you already understood Daniel Andrews is an incompetent fool wait till you read this

Johannes Leak 20200707

I do have to say I am pleased to learn there is still an Opposition party in Victoria. The following is from Tim Smith, the Liberal member for Kew. There is an awful lot there that you normally never hear about that really is sickening. From The Oz, in full because you need to read it all to believe it.

Victorians are officially the pariahs of the nation, with NSW closing the state border. We Victorians are literally banned from the rest of our country. The border closure is a stiff economic penalty for regional communities along the Murray River, which are being punished for the negligence of Daniel Andrews and his ministers to manage hotel quarantine.

We also have 3000 residents of nine public housing estates under house arrest and the rest of our suburbs and an adjoining shire back to stage-three lockdown because Andrews decided to use bouncers who fraternised with returned travellers in quarantine and spread the virus into the northern and western suburbs of Melbourne. The government proposes replacing private security with a mixture of prison officers and laid-off staff from Qantas and Jetstar to manage the mess. You couldn’t make this up.

The commonwealth offered the deployment of the Australian Defence Force, for free, to the states for the task of managing hotel quarantine. Every state that accepted this offer has not had one single transmission of the virus.

For ideological reasons Andrews’s gang-of-eight COVID cabinet refused the commonwealth offer, instead hiring private security. This turned into a fiasco with national implications and the three ministers responsible — Martin Pakula, Jenny Mikakos and Lisa Neville — should all have lost their jobs. It goes without saying that the Premier should resign.

In any case, why was Pakula, the Jobs Minister, and his department put in charge of co-ordinating hotel quarantine? Here’s a clue: many of the untrained and ill-equipped private security guards are members of Pakula’s union, the NUW/United Voice.

Equally odd was a sequence of events from June 25 when a panicked request was sent by the Victorian government to the ADF for immediate assistance with hotel quarantine. The next day Defence Minister Linda Reynolds told Melbourne radio: “Last night we received a request from the Victorian government … we’re looking to rapidly mobilise 1000 ADF personnel to be on the job from tomorrow in support of Victoria.”

By the following day, that request had been rescinded. A ludicrous turf war had erupted between the Police Minister and the Health Minister, and finally Andrews caved in. Yet on July 1, when Neville fronted Neil Mitchell’s 3AW radio program, he asked if “at any stage early, was it ever discussed, the possibility of bringing in the Australian Defence Forces to run quarantine, as happened in NSW?”. She said “no”. Surely she knew this was not correct, and if she has misled voters she should resign or be sacked.

Senior Department of Health bureaucrats, including Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton, were warned of problems with hotel quarantine as far back as April but Sutton distanced himself from it.

“It (the decision) wasn’t mine, I haven’t been involved in the governance and operation,” he has been quoted as saying. “But it was jointly oversighted by emergency management within the Department of Health and Hum­an Services, Emergency Management Victoria and Department of Jobs Precinct and Regions.”

Health Minister Mikakos and Pakula — jointly responsible for this fiasco — should resign, but no one in the Andrews government is willing to take responsibility for this recklessness. There is an inquiry being undertaken by a former judge — a political tactic to deflect questioning, and the findings won’t be known for months.

The Jeff Kennett-led Liberal Party won the 1992 state election with the slogan the “Guilty Party”. Back then Labor had bankrupted the state and trashed its reputation. Fast-forward 28 years and this state Labor government has done it again. It is guilty of this second wave of COVID-19 and Labor’s negligence will set our economy back years.

And as hard as it is to believe, the Daniel Andrews lot is even worse than the last lot. And the damage will be even greater this time than last time.

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76 Responses to Even if you already understood Daniel Andrews is an incompetent fool wait till you read this

  1. For ideological reasons Andrews’s gang-of-eight COVID cabinet refused the commonwealth offer, instead hiring private security.

    Ideological reasons? That makes no sense. I thought Dan was a communist, according to you lot. Why would he use private enterprise?

  2. shady

    If you believed in conspiracies then you’d have to think that Andrews didn’t believe that the first lockdown had done enough to destroy the economy to justify the CCP loan of billions.

  3. Boambee John

    Ideological reasons? That makes no sense. I thought Dan was a communist, according to you lot. Why would he use private enterprise?

    You need to learn to think m0nty, so you can see the reality.

    The decision was all about boosting the union based power of the Jobs Minister. This is clearly laid out in the article.

    As for “communists”, they are all about having power over “The Lives of Others”, to borrow some words. All the top modern commos have ended up personally wealthy, as do the leaders of the modern “social democrats”. They get away with this because of the idealistic stupidity of people like you.

    Now get back in the cellar, you are under strict lockdown, for your own good. Play some fantasy football to amuse yourself.

  4. NoFixedAddress

    Steve,

    I’m surprised your surprised.

    The Victorian Public Service Government is working most excellently.

  5. Struth

    Steve would believe the devil had a nice side and was just misguided.

  6. John A

    No, he is not incompetent, he’s malevolent – especially towards most of the citizens of the PDR of Viktoriastan. And he’s hostile to the best interests of the State and the nation.

    I pray regularly that our governments will turn from a “power over the people” focus to a “serving the best interests of the people” focus. And that goes for all levels and both the political and the administrative arms of government.

  7. All well and good, but where is today’s Jeff Kennett?

  8. Rohan

    Good point Bemused. Smith is the only opposition member of parliament that’s landing any blows. The rest including O’Brien are the wets installed by Krogger. Simply hopeless. The same faction that gave us Mathew Guy.

  9. thefrollickingmole

    Ideological reasons? That makes no sense. I thought Dan was a communist, according to you lot. Why would he use private enterprise?

    United voice, the worst shit union in Australia, the ruined rubble of the previous most shit union (LMHU) reforming like the blob after shafting its own members for decades under a bright new name to do the same.

    https://www.unitedworkers.org.au/security-guards-union/

    MSS security apparently held the contracts for the security work (according to the SMH)

    And MSS & united voice are very cosy.
    https://msssecurity.com.au/wp-content/uploads/MSS-Security-Victorian-Enterprise-Agreement-2016.pdf

    14.1.6 When the Company holds an induction or similar meeting for new employees,
    MSS Security undertakes to invite a Union representative to attend the meeting
    and give a short presentation about the relationship between MSS Security and
    the Union.
    a) MSS Security will give the Union a reasonable amount of notice prior to
    the meeting of its time and location and the names of the people who
    will be present.
    b) Where new-starter inductions are held individually, MSS Security will
    advise the Union of the site they will be working at. This is to ensure
    that that Union or Union delegate has the opportunity to explain the
    relationship between MSS Security and the Union to the new employee.

  10. John Comnenus

    And Victorians will continue to vote ALP regardless of how bad Andrews and his team is. The only people to blame are the moron voters of Victoria. People get the government they vote for. If people are too stupid to change their vote then they shouldn’t be surprised that they get more Dan Andrews and his team of far left morons. There is a simple solution to the problem that is Chairman Dan, unlike Xi Jinping, he can be voted out of office. Over to you Victorian voters. I’m not holding my breath for Victorians to vote Dan out.

  11. egg_

    Senior Department of Health bureaucrats, including Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton, were warned of problems with hotel quarantine as far back as April but Sutton distanced himself from it.

    “It (the decision) wasn’t mine, I haven’t been involved in the governance and operation,” he has been quoted as saying. “But it was jointly oversighted by emergency management within the Department of Health and Hum­an Services, Emergency Management Victoria and Department of Jobs Precinct and Regions.”

    What a croc – there’s probably Minutes of meetings that the bullsh1t artist attended.

  12. stackja

    Vic voters rejected Jeff as “arrogant”?
    So Dan isn’t arrogant?

  13. egg_

    The Tower Blocks housos are the unicorn for the quarantine fiasco?

  14. Dave in Marybrook

    Vic voters put Kennett back in again and again- maybe he was arrogant, but he was competent.

  15. Lee

    And Victorians will continue to vote ALP regardless of how bad Andrews and his team is. The only people to blame are the moron voters of Victoria.

    This Victorian voter never voted for Andrews and never will.

  16. Andore Jr.

    What’s the choice here? Labor or Diet Labor? The current stooge is no Kennett, can’t even remember his name.

  17. And Victorians will continue to vote ALP regardless of how bad Andrews and his team is. The only people to blame are the moron voters of Victoria.

    I wish people would stop blaming all Victorians. Dan the Moron didn’t get 100% of the Victoristan vote, no where near it, only 42% voted Labor but it was enough and probably got Greens preferences as well. And 36% voted Liberal/National.

    Victoristan has a huge welfare population, recent immigrants and public servants that are mostly Labor voters, and especially supported by union funding, that it’s an uphill battle. Also, the Liberals/Nationals aren’t doing themselves any favours. But don’t laugh too loudly, this shit may be coming your way just as easily.

  18. notafan

    Ideology is also a rejection of police/military because ‘defund the police’ is a left ideology and the Victoria labor government is firmly left of left.

    Good on Tim Smith.

    Said it before

    He should be opposition leader.

  19. notafan

    Exactly bemused.

    Vast majority of new immigrants pour into Melbourne and Sydney.

    Iirc we have been getting around 200,000 per annum but it’s all our own fault.

    Look at am electoral map, there is an island of blue in eastern Melbourne.

  20. notafan

    QLD are very welcome to the residents of all our public housing towers.

  21. MACK

    “Victoristan has a huge welfare population, recent immigrants and public servants that are mostly Labor voters, and especially supported by union funding, that it’s an uphill battle.”
    And every single television station supports Labor, except the ABC and SBS who campaign for the Greens. Not to mention the Spencer Street Soviet still printing communist propaganda, even though Peter Costello is the chairman of Nine. Go figure.

  22. Professor Fred Lenin

    Daniel s mob are seventh raters holding jobs which are way way above their limited abilities ,ther should be an exam before anyone is allowed to be a career polliemaggot.
    I doubt if many would pass the exam ,I mean Andrews took 6years to pass a BA tiny degree ,and Giliard took 7 years to get through a 4 year law course , makes you wonder o=if they were given the degrees to get rid of them from the university where they were idiot pests .

  23. duncanm

    m0nty
    #3507085, posted on July 8, 2020 at 11:44 am
    Ideological reasons? That makes no sense. I thought Dan was a communist, according to you lot. Why would he use private enterprise?

    Monty is, for once, Correct. It’s not idealogical, its just plain old corruption, back-handers, and union power base building.

    Three firms were contracted – MSS, Unified and Wilson – without tenders.

    jointly oversighted by emergency management within the Department of Health and Hum­an Services, Emergency Management Victoria and Department of Jobs Precinct and Regions.

    “jointly” – as in spread around the task so thin that no-one is in charge, no-one is responsible, and no-one can be held to account.

  24. BM

    “And Victorians will continue to vote ALP regardless of how bad Andrews and his team is. The only people to blame are the moron voters of Victoria.”

    I wish people would stop blaming all Victorians.

    Well said, Bemused. I live in a Liberal electorate in the South East. We rejected Daniel Andrews, again and again.

    But it’s our fault? I don’t think so. We keep Labor out of our electorate, what more can we do?

    BTW, there are precisely zero cases in my council shire, and we’re locked down! Not…Happy…Dan!

  25. Tom

    Not to mention the Spencer Street Soviet still printing communist propaganda, even though Peter Costello is the chairman of Nine. Go figure.

    Peter Costello doesn”t run Nein or its newspapers. Neither does Nein management. A leftist staff collective hivemind runs Nein and its newspapers.

    For example, the staff at The Age last week got their editor sacked because he wasn’t left-wing enough. The Age staff is to the left of the Greens and whatever they say GOES. Management has no say in it.

    Believe me. I used to work there.

  26. Professor Fred Lenin

    The leader of the Victorian Liberals Mr Wossisname has been banned from commenting in a racist way,he is not committed to a Treaty and Massive Compesation for Victorias semi indigenius white aboriginals ,you notice I say compesation ,that is aboriginalese for compensation .
    Deres no reecosillation widout de compesation , motto of the Narxist agitators ,.

  27. old bloke

    I don’t understand why Melbourne is locked-down. Someone here commented a week or two ago that Victoria had increased testing for the Wuhan Virus, the more tests you conduct the more cases you will find.

    If similar high levels of testing were conducted in other states, I’m sure the number of active cases would be much higher. It seems like a pointless exercise, it’s not as if people were falling down dead in the streets of Melbourne, most people who have the virus (80%+) don’t even know they have it.

  28. Frank

    The real insanity is that people are still running around with their hair on fire over the corona virus.

  29. John Comnenus

    Yes, I am blaming all Victorians. I am in the ACT and despite the fact that the ACT is overwhelmingly Left, at least the leadership is quasi competent, isn’t outrageously corrupt and hasn’t signed on to the Belt and Road Initiative. If the ACT keeps voting Left despite all sorts of failures and corruption of the Left leadership then I too will be part of the moron electorate responsible for not voting them out. Suck it up Victorians – you are the stupidest State at the moment. You mightn’t be personally stupid, but you live amongst very stupid company. No, I haven’t voted ALP at any level since Bob Hawke’s second term.

  30. notafan

    The only reason the act hasn’t got cases is because there are no direct international flights to Canberra.

  31. John64

    This Victorian voter never voted for Andrews and never will.

    What he said.

  32. Shy Ted

    You know where LockDan plays golf. get yourselves out there. That’s what 1 woods are for.

  33. Major Elvis Newton

    Amazing how many of the Tower Block Folks claim to “nospeaka English” for them not heeding warnings about COVID-19 yet are putting up signs in perfect English to let the media know their plight.

    Are they being letter-dropped by Fugee Friend Kon Karapanagiotidis?

  34. Delta

    Yes, Daniel Andrews is incompetent and so are most of the other politicians and bureaucrats behind this insane lock down, home detention, jack boot mentality. And yes, Daniel Andrews is up there King Canute style now attempting to turn back the tide. But what tide? Where are the actual deaths directly attributable to Whuhan flu? Well they’re just not there.

    Briggs has another update- Coronavirus Update XXI: Calm Down! Record Testing Is Why There Are Record “Cases”

    Read it and weep at the Australian and global insanity. And on the subject of closing another State border, I wonder how Clive Palmer’s high court challenge on the WA border closure is progressing?

  35. philby

    Step up to the plate Tim Smith now is the time to roll O’Brien and embark on a savage blame game against Andrews and his union mates. Long and loud.

  36. at least the leadership is quasi competent,

    Is that akin to being half pregnant?

  37. Major Elvis Newton

    Brett Sutton is more interested in pursuing his moral vanity projects than dealing with pesky politicians and viruses. To wit:

    While the pandemic may be the biggest challenge in Professor Sutton’s career to date, he insists there’s plenty more work to be done.

    “I really would like to stick around in this job for a while,” he said.

    “I think there are plenty of challenges to come: antimicrobial resistance, climate change as a threat to health and wellbeing across the globe, the challenges of biodiversity and what it will mean for our clean water and clean air and safe food.

  38. Beachcomber

    Delta at 1:51 pm

    Where are the actual deaths directly attributable to Whuhan flu? Well they’re just not there.

    A simple question and the answer is there for anyone to see. But the establishment and their ABC-Media Ministry of Truth must continue with the vicious charade.

  39. cuckoo

    So that’s
    1.Tricontinental Bank
    2.Desal plant
    3. East West Link cancellation (only $1.1 Billion, barely a rounding area for Vic ALP)
    4. Lockdown fiasco
    and counting…

  40. John Comnenus

    I wonder if MSS, Wilson and Unified were indemnified by the State Government on the off chance that they or their employees or sub-contractors spread COVID and caused economic loss to private and public sectors due to shutdowns.

  41. Chris M

    So quite whining and set up an ‘autonomous zone’ in the city where govt officials, unions, cops and quarantine are banned. Put up signs with a catchy name like Muz and have the correct coloured folk to man the barricades.

  42. Penny

    Agree with whole article, but dispute it’s a “second wave” If you do more testing then you will get more positives, how many were negatives?

  43. Infidel Tiger King

    Melbourne is so cultured and vibrant.

    Like a petrie dish at a Wuhan lab.

  44. Astatine Jones

    The real insanity is that people are still running around with their hair on fire over the corona virus.

    Bring on the herd immunity solution then. The logical first cohort for voluntary infection is the group who consider it to be just a little ‘flu. Why not, what harm could it do?

  45. John of Mel

    Major Elvis Newton

    Are they being letter-dropped by Fugee Friend Kon Karapanagiotidis?

    I wouldn’t be surprised. Here is his comment on LinkedIn:

    Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM on LinkedIn: ASRC Catering in 48 hours have made 1,651 vegetarian, culturally inclusive | 24 comments
    http://www.linkedin.com
    ASRC Catering in 48 hours have made 1,651 vegetarian, culturally inclusive meals for the families in the public housing towers. We delivered 264 meals … 24 comments on LinkedIn

  46. John of Mel

    Kon Karapanagiotidis

    I saw him speak once at my previous workplace. I left the meeting with the strong impression that his name should be spelled Con, not Kon.

  47. H B Bear

    United Voice also tell Sneakers McGowan what can/cannot happen in WA.

    And supply some of the dumbest Ministers that ever sit in Cabinet. A big call for any State government.

  48. cuckoo

    I saw that bearded weirdo ‘Kon’ pretending to get emotional about the housing tower lock-ins. One of the worst performances I’ve seen. I could picture him asking, when the cameras stopped, “Can I do another take? I know I can nail it this time.” At first I thought it was perennial Melbourne ‘Anarchist’ Joseph Toscano. All these overweight ageing long-haired bearded weirdos look alike to me. Bring back Con the Fruiterer.

  49. Hamish Marshall

    Dave in Marybrook….’Vic voters put Kennett back in again and again- maybe he was arrogant, but he was competent’ Correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t Kennett capitulate to the CMFEU on the Federation Square project, and wave through a 36 hour week?

  50. max

    Step up to the plate Tim Smith

    Only Tim ? What about the rest of the useless Liberals drawing a nice salary but just sitting there letting it all go by without comment ?

  51. notafan

    Oh yes politicians must be 💯 perfect.

  52. max

    Kennett had an excellent Treasurer, Alan Stockdale.

  53. Frank

    Bring on the herd immunity solution then.

    That has always been the solution. The initial idea was to slow the rate at which it occurred in order not to overload the health system. Remember. It still remains the only solution unless someone comes up with a vaccine, like the ones for Mers and Sars and all the other ones that have no vaccine yet.

    Why not, what harm could it do?

    What harm has been done by not doing it?

  54. nb

    Frank, #3507174 says: ‘The real insanity is that people are still running around with their hair on fire over the corona virus.’
    Yep. Failure stacked upon failure stacked upon failure.
    ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’
    https://www.edvardmunch.org/the-scream.jsp

  55. sfw

    There is no Kennett or Stockdale in the Libs, aside from the member for Kew they are all spineless, pension seeking lefties, every one of them. I would be willing to bet they would have never heard of Hayek or Popper, much less read them.

  56. Rohan

    cuckoo #3507207, posted on July 8, 2020 at 2:05 pm
    So that’s
    1.Tricontinental Bank
    2.Desal plant
    3. East West Link cancellation (only $1.1 Billion, barely a rounding area for Vic ALP)
    4. Lockdown fiasco
    and counting…

    5. Plague and Road made metro trains worth $4.3b that still have significant safety issues 4 years after the project was green lighted. And Locally made Bombardier trains were overlooked because They weren’t made by Dear Leader Xi.
    6. New tunnel contstrution ground to a halt due to PFOS contaminated soil disposal costs have skyrocketed by $300m due to the EPA increasing disposal fees. The government isn’t budging on the disposal costs. Transurban isn’t budging from wearing $300m. I suspect that this project may never get built, costing further $billions…

  57. Struth

    Bring on the herd immunity solution then. The logical first cohort for voluntary infection is the group who consider it to be just a little ‘flu. Why not, what harm could it do?

    I’d take the injection anyday, on the proviso all this tyranny is stopped.
    I’ve had the sniffles before, it’s nothing compared to living under a socialist dictatorship.
    The problem being these days is trusting the pricks injecting me.

  58. 2dogs

    Why would he use private enterprise?

    Because the private firm had union wukkas.

  59. gafa

    Someone here commented a week or two ago that Victoria had increased testing for the Wuhan Virus, the more tests you conduct the more cases you will find.

    A game of Intended Consequences.
    Branch Stacking, gone.
    Belts and Roads, gone.
    Massive waste and construction cost over-runs , gone… etc, etc
    Have the plebs brainwashed scared they’re all going to die now, fixation error.
    Stockholm Syndrome.
    Mission accomplished.

  60. Perfidious Albino

    7. Lawyer X
    8. Get Pell
    9. Red Shirts
    10. Political/union slogans on emergency vehicles
    11. Gargsoulas/Bourke St
    12. Shafting the CFA
    13. China Belt & Road
    14. Heritage listing the Eastern Freeway to spike any future East-West link
    15. Credentialising 3yo kinder with 5,000 new ‘educators’ (gotta start early…)

    One could go on…

  61. egg_

    The real insanity is that people are still running around with their hair on fire over the corona virus.

    Are hospitals being swamped by Tower Block residents?
    Crickets?
    The makeshift one shown on the last Danistan thread youtube was empty.

  62. Roger

    You don’t get to where Andrews is by being an incompetent fool, Steve.

    That makes it worse, much worse.

  63. egg_

    While the pandemic may be the biggest challenge in Professor Sutton’s career to date, he insists there’s plenty more work to be done.

    “I really would like to stick around in this job for a while,” he said.

    “I think there are plenty of challenges to come: antimicrobial resistance, climate change as a threat to health and wellbeing across the globe, the challenges of biodiversity and what it will mean for our clean water and clean air and safe food.

    Like powdered cricket additives to our hamburger patties?
    Yum!

  64. Roger

    … climate change as a threat to health and wellbeing across the globe…

    The nutty professor is already aiming for a WHO position.

  65. Astatine Jones

    That has always been the solution. The initial idea was to slow the rate at which it occurred in order not to overload the health system. Remember. It still remains the only solution unless someone comes up with a vaccine…

    Yep, I agree. If no vaccine, herd immunity is the inevitable option. And our health system at least is probably ready to deal with it now.

    I’d take the injection anyday, on the proviso all this tyranny is stopped.
    I’ve had the sniffles before, it’s nothing compared to living under a socialist dictatorship.
    The problem being these days is trusting the pricks injecting me.

    1 in 5 chance you will get more than a sniffle and about 1 in 20 you might end up in ICU, assuming the stats aren’t totally fabricated of course. Not bad odds I guess, unless you’ve got other factors stacked against you (age, comorbidity). But if no trust in ‘the pricks injecting’ you could be screwed however it plays out. Personally I don’t think all of the medical community is trying to emulate Josef Mengele!

  66. egg_

    Bring on the herd immunity solution then. The logical first cohort for voluntary infection is the group who consider it to be just a little ‘flu. Why not, what harm could it do?

    +1

    The Tower Block swarthies are not in the pearl clutching Doctors wives voting bloc, obviously.

  67. Yarpos

    Neville was on the media crapping on about police cracking down and fining people. Referencing previous complaints and how “it was needed then anx is neded now”. No sense of outcomes vs process (fines) no acknowledgemment that despite zealous fining we have the worst covid results and we are where we are. I guess when all you have is a hammer .

  68. Squirrel

    Disgraceful and shambolic as things are, unless there are serious numbers of deaths and ICU cases in Victoriastan, by the end of the year (at the latest) the public blather will be all about how it’s the fault of the federal government for not providing completely open-ended hand-outs and bail-outs for the victims (real and otherwise) of the incompetence and negligence.

  69. min

    Libs actually made a good video 10years of corruption just pictures with simple explanation . I was sent it but it only appeared on Facebook . I don’t know how to post it on Catallaxy apart from sending it to Sinc. I will post it if helped.

  70. Cardimona

    I just sent this to a few newspapers that take longer letters…

    The Editor

    RE: COVID-19; here’s 20 common questions and their answers.

    How long has COVID-19 been in Australia?
    At least since the Wuhan lockdown on January 23, 2020, probably earlier.

    Why haven’t we seen pictures of overflowing COVID-19 wards here?
    Because our hospitals are empty.

    Why haven’t we seen people falling dead in the street?
    Because COVID-19 is nothing like the 1918 Spanish flu.

    Why is the death toll only 106 after six months?
    Because COVID-19 is just the seasonal flu. The year-to-date flu death toll is exceptionally low due to all the extra hygiene.

    Why have only 14 people aged under 70 died here, with the youngest aged 58?
    Because the seasonal flu is always more dangerous for the elderly.

    Why are we seeing more positive cases?
    Because more testing is being done.

    Are the tests accurate?
    Not all; many test “COVID-19 positive” for all coronaviruses – even the sniffles.

    What percentage of Australians have shown symptoms?
    Just 0.03%.

    What percentage of Australians have died “with”, not necessarily “of”, COVID-19?
    A tiny 0.0004%.

    Why has the term “flatten the curve” vanished?
    Because there was no curve to flatten.

    Why isn’t anyone talking about the “life-saving COVID-Safe app” anymore?
    Because it doesn’t work.

    Why are politicians now talking about “elimination” and not “curve flattening”?
    Because all this angst has nothing to do with COVID-19.

    Can COVID-19 be eliminated?
    Of course not; no coronavirus has ever been eliminated.

    When will there be a vaccine?
    Maybe next week or maybe next month or next year or in 20 years time. Maybe.

    How can COVID-19 be “deadly” when 80% of people experience few, if any, symptoms?
    Because we’re being indoctrinated in what’s known as “doublethink” in George Orwell’s “1984”.

    Why are the media so excited?
    Clicks. It’s a great yarn, true or not.

    Why are politicians, especially Dan Andrews, so sure COVID-19 is a risk worth crashing the economy for?
    Again, because this has nothing to do with COVID-19.

    How much is the COVID-19 panicdemic costing individuals, companies and taxpayers?
    It’s such a huge figure it becomes meaningless.

    OK then, know-all, why are we being subjected to all this?
    Because it benefits our ideological enemies to crash Western economies to prevent Donald John Trump being re-elected US President.

    What do they get out of that?
    Permanent power. We’ll still get a vote, maybe, but it won’t mean anything.

    (392 words)

  71. H B Bear

    Perfidious Albino –

    16. Marxist trannies in the local primary schools (funded by the federal Lieborals).

  72. egg_

    Why are politicians, especially Dan Andrews, so sure COVID-19 is a risk worth crashing the economy for?

    Dan was after a gold star from the WHO for “eradicating” COVID-1984.

    Epic fail!

  73. Old Lefty

    As the Aus pointed out, Chairman Dan deflected questions about the bungling of quarantine management by saying there is an inquiry under way. Yes, by Ms Coate, serial ALP appointee and Gillard-McClellan royal commissioner. When she finally reports in September she will no doubt blame George Pell and recommend criminal charges.

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