Open Forum: July 11, 2020

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  1. Roger

    My opinion: Greens tend to be the best educated voters

    Clever devils.

  2. Makka

    My opinion: Greens tend to be the best educated voters

    And yet most are as dumb as a bag of rocks.

  3. Peak stupidity…peak insanity. What a perfect environment for men with sexual fetishes to prey on vulnerable women…..

    What about women with sexual fetishes preying on women?

  4. stackja

    areff
    #3510778, posted on July 12, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    JFK didn’t win in 1960. Daley in Illinois and LBJ in Texas did. WaPo says a myth. They would say that.

  5. thefrollickingmole

    Oh come on
    Cassie of Sydney

    You might both be both right, apparently.
    I had to look as the claim seemed too extreme, but here it is.

    https://bundyphile.com/2013/08/26/ted-bundy-rape-crisis-volunteer/

    Yes, you read that title correctly. Ted Bundy worked in a crisis center hotline in the ’70’s, helping young women talk through difficult situations. Bundy later wrote a rape prevention pamphlet and he was an assistant director of the Seattle Crime Prevention Advisory Commission. It’s easy to see that Bundy found a way to be close to his victims without giving away his motives. By working on the suicide hotline, he had the power over life and death without laying a hand on a woman. He probably got a kick out of hearing the vulnerability in a woman’s voice and toying with them as he would later toy with his victims.

  6. Cassie of Sydney

    “Farmer Gez
    #3510769, posted on July 12, 2020 at 1:09 pm”

    Rita Panahi has also said that there should be legislation to curb this…but that would take a LNP government with balls which we lack in this country…all we have are spineless jellies such as Morrison etc.. But the real problem lies with the corporations and organisations who cave to this bullshit. It is usually middle management, who open up the company’s twitter account or email account in the morning and they see one hundred emails or tweets from a group of Midget activists (no more than a few dozen exist..if that) screaming and screeching that Andrew Bolt, Rowan Dean, Alan Jones, Paul Murray and so on are all waaaaaacists, misogynists, transphobes, Islamophobes or, as in the case last year when Midgets targeted Andrew Bolt, that Bolt was a “peterfile” supporter because he dared question the verdict on Pell (7-0 upon his name). Middle management run scared and pull advertising. What is required is spine and backbone…sadly lacking in the west now.

  7. Cassie of Sydney

    “Farmer Gez
    #3510769, posted on July 12, 2020 at 1:09 pm”

    Rita Panahi has also said that there should be legislation to curb this…but that would take a LNP government with balls which we lack in this country…all we have are spineless jellies such as Morrison etc.. But the real problem lies with the corporations and organisations who cave to this bullshit. It is usually middle management, who open up the company’s twitter account or email account in the morning and they see one hundred emails or tweets from a group of Midget activists (no more than a few dozen exist..if that) screaming and screeching that Andrew Bolt, Rowan Dean, Alan Jones, Paul Murray and so on are all waaaaaacists, misogynists, transphobes, Islaaaaaaaaaaamophobes or, as in the case last year when Midgets targeted Andrew Bolt, that Bolt was a “peterfile” supporter because he dared question the verdict on Pell (7-0 upon his name). Middle management run scared and pull advertising. What is required is spine and backbone…sadly lacking in the west now.

  8. So I made it across the Murray…just.
    But baulked at the checkpoint. Was locked down tight.
    Currently posted up in the pub in Chiltern.

  9. Got a selfie in front of the big Welcome to Victoria sign,natch

  10. Dr Faustus

    Iran has guaranteed oil exports despite U.S. sanctions
    The Iranian economy de-dollarizes faster

    Details of the deal leaked by outraged Iranian officials:

    China will also be able to buy any and all oil, gas, and petchems products at a minimum guaranteed discount of 12 per cent to the six-month rolling mean average price of comparable benchmark products, plus another 6 to 8 per cent of that metric for risk-adjusted compensation. Additionally, China will be granted the right to delay payment for up to two years and, significantly, it will be able to pay in soft currencies that it has accrued from doing business in Africa and the Former Soviet Union states.

    Nothing ‘dedollarises’ quite like being paid for your discounted oil in Kwacha, Zimbawean dollars, or Kazakhstani tenges. On two year deferred payment terms.

    Sure smells like “winning” when even Amadman Inadinnerjacket blows it off.
    OBOR: accruing bad debts that will be repudiated by shitehole governments the world over.

  11. cohenite

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3510790, posted on July 12, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Not only are the corporations gutless but the little Gramscis have infested them as well.

  12. Struth

    I’m ashamed of our country and ashamed that you are imprisoned down there Tail gunner.
    Disgusting.

    Our thoughts are with you guys, but remember it won’t be long and we’ll be right back in the same predicament.

  13. Rockdoctor

    LOL Tailgunner noice. Nice sounding car/ute can’t tell… 😁

  14. Lodger from Oz

    At the risk of sounding like an apologist for the woke: the only thing that occurred to me with accepting trans counsellors at a rope crisis centre was that they might be preferred by other trans folk who have been attacked. I don’t know how often trans people get assaulted. But I imagine if you’re a straight guy who suddenly finds meat and two veg where he wasn’t expecting it, it might be more often than you’d think.

  15. mh

    Gunner, I’m thinking a pursuit would be a good addition

  16. JC

    Babylon Bee

    Lol.

    NEW YORK, NY—The NYPD announced it is investigating the hate crime of a man who graffitied over the city’s sanctioned graffiti, changing the previous Black Lives Matter slogan to read “ORANGE” Lives Matter.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/security-footage-captures-unidentified-man-defacing-nyc-mural-to-read-orange-lives-matter

  17. Dr Faustus

    Victoria records 273 new COVID-19 cases…

    This is now looking like full blown community transmission – not just nests of quarantine shaggers. Not immediately clear why it won’t follow the January/February Out of Italy model.

    Unfortunately, Australia has already fired all of its guns.
    The reload will be raggedy: CMO’s will have to fall back on facemarks, hectoring, the App and the hope of a vaccine.

  18. dover_beach

    You never let a government take the healthy lawful citizen’s freedom, for any reason.

    I don’t support blanket opposition to ‘lockdowns’ anymore than I can support it re curfews. Circumstances in this or that situation might require either measure. However, I also don’t support the ham-fisted application of these measures, and the use of expertise to mask what are properly speaking political decisions.

  19. Bruce of Newcastle

    Babylon Bee

    Collectors item:

    Belfast printing business boss says sorry for Orange & Green Lives Matter T-shirts (4 Jul)

    The owner of a popular printing business has apologised after putting Orange and Green Lives Matter T-shirts on sale in his shop window.

    Kopyright on High Street, Belfast, had the T-shirts displaying the controversial slogans side by side in one of the busiest shopping areas of the city last week.

    Images of the garments quickly circulated on social media leading to a public outcry with many criticising the retailer for appearing to make light of the Black Lives Matter anti-racism cause.

    Wearing an Orange Lives Matter t-shirt in Belfast would be serious cred. Not only are you pissing off the Left but you’re also infuriating the provos too!

  20. Tel

    So let me just recap … things were all under control with this virus, and then a whole bunch of people just chose that particular moment to go out into the streets to protest some statistic from 30 years ago … and then suddenly a bunch more virus cases came back. Now the governments of the day who said, “Oh yeah this protest is fine” also want to pretend they have control over the situation.

    What was I predicting a while back? There would be deliberate spread, probably by young people who are part of some cult-like group. What happened? Well, sure looks like some deliberate spread here, question remains open who might be an insider, and who is merely along for the ride.

  21. Farmer Gez

    Eleven Covid cases in one aged care home in Melbourne.

    This is bordering on idiocy.

    The Ponzi immigration scheme is taking everything back that it supposedly gave.

  22. dover_beach

    So it was A Bridge Too Far then. Gunner as the British Airborne division stopped at the bridge by 9th SS division. A valiant effort, nevertheless.

  23. stackja

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3510824, posted on July 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Ben & Jerry’s Black and Tan Ice Cream in Ireland

  24. Zatara

    So it was A Bridge Too Far then. Gunner as the British Airborne division stopped at the bridge by 9th SS division. A valiant effort, nevertheless.

    He can always hit the rubber rafts and bypass the bridge.

  25. stackja

    dover_beach
    #3510831, posted on July 12, 2020 at 2:07 pm
    So it was A Bridge Too Far then. Gunner as the British Airborne division stopped at the bridge by 9th SS division. A valiant effort, nevertheless.

    9th SS division just escaped The Falaise Pocket.
    Some say Montgomery too slow. Montgomery’s Market Garden met the 9th SS division.

  26. H B Bear

    Tailgunner, perhaps pick up a few nice fortifieds while you are up on the Murray?

  27. William the Conjuror

    Victoria records 273 new COVID-19 cases…

    This is now looking like full blown community transmission

    Yes, and already transmitted beyond Victoria. Complacency will ensure that NSW will be in lockdown in 2-4 weeks time.

  28. Leigh Lowe

    Hey Tail Gunner.
    How is the MX5 going in the wet.

  29. Bruce of Newcastle:

    BBC facing £1bn crisis as Boris set to push ahead with decriminalising TV licence fee 😀 (11 Jul)
    If Lefties are pro decriminalization of weed surely they will support decriminalization of licence fee evasion?

    This is one of those stupid, stupid taxes that really piss the citizens off. I wonder how much the tax raises and how much it costs to implement?
    Probably filled with Ghost Wukkas to shift manning levels from one department to another with a pool of wukkas – all party hacks – on ice for deployment when election time comes around.
    In the New Kingdom of King Winston there will be a position of Chief Accountant for Financial Rectitude.
    Applications open now.

  30. MemoryFault

    A song for Tailgunner.
    A reminder of ancient times when Australia was once a free democracy, and people used to get in their cars and drive wherever the hell they wanted. And went to the beach, and fished, and played golf, and canoodled with their girlfriends/boyfriends, and did other things without being constantly under the watchful eye and control of Big Brother.
    You know – ancient times – five months ago.

  31. Makka

    In the New Kingdom of King Winston there will be a position of Chief Accountant for Financial Rectitude.

    It must go to a committee of OAP’s . They will root out every penny of waste.

  32. thefrollickingmole

    An interesting little factoid…

    Overall, four-fifths of humanity is fed by calories originating in another country.

    Id assume that includes a lot of “Grain for sewage grown fish” and similar swaps boosting the count.

  33. mh

    I heard the ABC a couple of days back say that Tulsa has had a huge spike in Coronavirus cases.
    The ABC then pointed to the Trump rally as the culprit. * surprise *
    Ignoring the fact that there had been a ‘Juneteenth’ rally the day before, a BLM rally, and New York race hustlers like Al Sharpton flying in to Tulsa to agitate.
    On top of that, we were told hardly anyone turned up to Trump’s rally.
    And I expect more testing could have been the reason for the spike.

    I think we have heard enough of the ABC to determine that it must be dismantled.

  34. NoFixedAddress

    Tail Gunner

    If you are still up the Murray go west and check out Barmah and the Barmah Pub.

    Barmah is a town in the state of Victoria, Australia.

    Barmah has the distinction of being located north of the border with the state of New South Wales. New South Wales is north of Victoria, with the border being the westward-flowing Murray River. However, just downstream of Barmah the Murray winds to the south and east for a short distance before resuming its westward course. The land within this length of river results in a small part of New South Wales being to the south of the Victorian town.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barmah

  35. Cardimona

    Since the coronadribble reached seismic proportions I’ve had the 1982 song Safety Dance by Men Without Hats as a semi-permanent earworm…

    The song was intended as a protest against safety-conscious nightclub bouncers who thought pogoing was too dangerous.

    These are the lyrics …..

    We can dance if we want to
    We can leave your friends behind
    ‘Cause your friends don’t dance
    And if they don’t dance
    Well they’re no friends of mine

    I say, we can go where we want to
    A place where they’ll never find
    And we can act like we come from out of this world
    Leave the real one far behind
    We can dance (Dansez!)

    We can go where we want to
    The night is young and so am I
    And we can dress real neat
    From our hats to our feet
    And surprise ’em with a victory cry

    I say, we can act if we want to
    If we don’t nobody will
    And you can act real rude
    And totally removed
    And I can act like an imbecile
    I say, we can dance, we can dance
    Everything is out of control
    We can dance, we can dance
    We’re doing it from pole to pole
    We can dance, we can dance
    Everybody look at your hands
    We can dance, we can dance
    Everybody’s taking the chance
    Safe to dance
    Well it’s safe to dance
    Yes, it’s safe to dance

    We can dance if we want to
    We’ve got all your life and mine
    As long as we abuse it
    Never gonna lose it
    Everything will work out right

    I say, We can dance if we want to
    We can leave your friends behind
    ‘Cause your friends don’t dance
    And if they don’t dance
    Well they’re no friends of mine

    I say, we can dance, we can dance
    Everything is out of control
    We can dance, we can dance
    We’re doing it from pole to pole
    We can dance, we can dance
    Everybody look at your hands
    We can dance, we can dance
    Everybody’s taking the chance

    Well it’s safe to dance
    Yes, it’s safe to dance
    Well it’s safe to dance
    Well it’s safe to dance
    Yes it’s safe to dance
    It’s safe to dance
    Well it’s safe to dance
    It’s a safety dance
    It’s a safety dance
    It’s a safety dance
    It’s a safety dance
    It’s a safety dance

    This video is the longer version

  36. Zyconoclast

    Tucker Carlson writer resigns after racist posts revealed

    CNN reported Friday that writer Blake Neff used a pseudonym to write bigoted comments about Black and Asian people, as well as women, on the online forum AutoAdmit.

    Neff began working on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in 2016 and was known as Carlson’s top writer. Neff previously worked as a reporter for the right-wing news outlet The Daily Caller, which Carlson co-founded.

    Fox News executives on Saturday said they condemned Neff’s “horrendous and deeply offensive” comments.

  37. Snoopy

    Mr Andrews said from July 20, prep to year 10 students in mainstream state schools in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire would return to remote learning until at least August 19.

    Education Minister and Deputy Premier James Merlino said from July 20, all parents of children with a disability would have the option to send their kids to school when needed.

    “It could be five days a week, it could be two days a week, it could be half a day a week, to provide a bit of respite,” he said.

    #monglivesdon’tmatter

  38. Dr Faustus

    Wearing an Orange Lives Matter t-shirt in Belfast would be serious cred. Not only are you pissing off the Left but you’re also infuriating the provos too!

    If a cred-seeker took one of them for a stroll in Crumlin, or Shankill, or most of West Belfast they’d soon discover what Cancel Culture is all about.

  39. *as well as women*

    “Most women are not as strong as the average man”

    Reeeeeeee!

  40. JFK got cancelled, as did Ricky Slater.

  41. Zyconoclast

    ‘I would be very careful in the middle of the street’: Drivers have hit protesters 66 times since May 27

    People running, screaming and shouting words of disbelief. Bodies thrown in the air, lifted onto windshields or trapped under cars and semitrucks. It’s become a horrifying and familiar scene in recent weeks.

    Witnesses, law enforcement and terrorism experts said some of the vehicle incidents appear to be targeted and politically motivated; others appear to be situations in which the driver became frightened or enraged by protesters surrounding their vehicle.

  42. thefrollickingmole

    I the 1st annual Ricky Slater “play a stupid game, win a stupid prize” competition this one will take some beating.
    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2020/07/10/detroit-police-chief-james-craig-mass-shooting-footage-news-conference/5418416002/

    Shaky Detroit police body camera video shows eight shots were fired in five frenzied seconds Friday during a fatal incident on the city’s northwest side that sparked protests in which bottles, bricks and other projectiles were thrown at officers.

    Detroit police released the body camera video, along with another video from a squad car’s dashboard camera which showed officers fatally shooting 20-year-old Hakim Littleton after he pulled a pistol from his left pocket and opened fire.

    Detroit police chief James Craig said he released the video hours after the incident to quell “a false narrative” that the shooting was unjustified. The “erroneous information that was put out has incited violence,” Craig said during a press conference at Public Safety Headquarters.

  43. Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr

    ‘I would be very careful in the middle of the street’: Drivers have hit protesters 66 times since May 27

    Feature, not bug.

  44. Beachcomber

    Covid-1984 has achieved the desired goal. Our society is

    Psychologically Locked Down

  45. NoFixedAddress

    Legalise Sedition
    #3510864, posted on July 12, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    TOWONG BRIDGE!

    God’s own country up that way on both the Victorian and NSW sides.

    In the early ’90’s I used to take a ‘short cut’ to Canberra and back up and around the south side of Mount Kosciuszko.

    The best steak (Murray Grey) I have ever eaten was at The Corryong Hotel.

  46. Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr

    The best steak (Murray Grey) I have ever eaten was at The Corryong Hotel.

    Naturally.
    Corryong Hotel = is a pub.

  47. Kunkle Dragger:
    Winston, oh-dark-thirty:

    ‘7. We’ve got the bomb! First secret test will be at our Top Secret Test Range in WA. It will be judged a success if we can flip one of the Devils Marbles onto the top of Ayers Rock.’

    Mate.
    I don’t want to go into the specifics of this, and I understand if not appreciate the sentiment.
    Let’s just never speak of this again.

    Day 6 of the worst gout episode of my life. Finally opened Ultimate Stash for the pain.
    I may have taken a double dose.
    Ooops.

  48. Tintarella di Luna

    Don’t know if anyone’s seen Caroline Overington’s spiteful article about Scott Morrison going to the footy:

    Scott Morrison enjoying a beer at the footy while Victorians grapple with COVID lockdown is not a good look

    Just when you’re starting to think he hasn’t put a foot wrong he goes and puts his foot in it.

    His scarf in it.

    His plastic cup of beer in it.

    You’ll know by now that Scott Morrison went to the football on Saturday night to cheer on the Sharks.

    The pictures are everywhere.

    He’s in a crowd.

    He’s not wearing a mask.

    He’s whooping it up, cheering on his team, because, well, I don’t know, because we’re all Victorians now?

    Or only up to a point, Prime Minister?

    Yes, of course there will be people who say, oh, come on, he’s been working around the clock.

    Yes, he has.

    He’s entitled to a break.

    Yes, he is.

    Which is why, when Morrison said he wanted to take a few days off during this week’s school holidays, and asked for the nation’s understanding, he got such a warm response.

    Yes, go on then, off you go.

    We’ll manage and you’ve earned it.

    Then, like a man who hasn’t spent five minutes in the marketing department, Morrison on Saturday night turned up at the football, swirling a scarf around his head.

    Going mask-free, Scott Morrison waves a scarf around while Victoria is in coronavirus crisis. Picture: News Corp
    Going mask-free, Scott Morrison waves a scarf around while Victoria is in coronavirus crisis. Picture: News Corp
    It was such a bad look.

    Such a dumb thing to do.

    It was the first weekend of the second Melbourne lockdown. Five million people are back behind closed doors.

    There’s no football here. There are no beers with the boys. No grandkids climbing onto grandma’s knee.

    There’s no nothing.

    People mock the “pub test” but it’s valid.

    You want a week off to spent time with your family during the school holidays? When they, and all of us, have been through such a harrowing time?

    You go for it.

    You want to wave a scarf around your head while Victoria is in a state of crisis?

    There are tower blocks in Melbourne shimmering with contagion.

    There are people dying.

    Of course, Morrison is not to blame for that. It’s not like he’s a toey security guard, or a quarantined traveller nipping out of lockdown for a plate of oysters and a ciggie.

    No, but people keep saying he’s “Scotty from Marketing” yet he cannot seem to read the room.

    It was the same during the bushfires, when Morrison told people to just relax, and go the cricket, before the game got smoked out.

    Now it’s: bad luck, Melbourne, and go the Sharks! Gleeful at freedoms not yet enjoyed by everyone, and without even donning a mask.

    Morrison got schooled on leadership during the bushfires, but maybe let’s say it again: leadership means empathy, and it means solidarity with those who are suffering.

    And it’s not like he was being asked to hold the stethoscope. Just stay home and watch the footy.

    Lead by example.

  49. Tintarella di Luna

    Day 6 of the worst gout episode of my life. Finally opened Ultimate Stash for the pain.
    I may have taken a double dose.
    Ooops.

    . so sorry for you Winston I hope it does the trick.

  50. MemoryFault

    Covid-1984 has achieved the desired goal. Our society is
    Psychologically Locked Down

    + 100 Beachcomber.
    I spelled it out way back in March:
    Phase 1 – Compliance through intimidation.
    Phase 2 – Compliance through grudging acceptance.
    Phase 3 – Compliance through willing cooperation.

    To all intent and purpose there was no resistance to Phase 1, except for the few who stood up to be counted at dawn on Anzac Day. Currently we are transitioning smoothly from Phase 2, to Phase 3.
    All without so much as a noisy protest, let alone any meaningful resistance.

    All carried out with the precision and timing of a quality Swiss watch. And yet there are STILL people commenting here who think it is all the result of bungling and incompetence on the part of our politicians and bureaucrats.

  51. Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr

    Day 6 of the worst gout episode of my life. Finally opened Ultimate Stash for the pain.
    I may have taken a double dose.

    Sorry to hear this Winston.

  52. Mater

    Phase 1 – Compliance through intimidation.
    Phase 2 – Compliance through grudging acceptance.
    Phase 3 – Compliance through willing cooperation.

    Desensitisation.

  53. H B Bear

    Don’t know if anyone’s seen Caroline Overington’s spiteful article about Scott Morrison going to the footy:

    Fat Kaz Maz made the same point on Insiders. They are desperate to pin Chairman Dan’s failings on him since everyone has forgotten the bushfires.

  54. MemoryFault

    Desensitisation.

    It’s hardly new, Mater.
    Roman Legions were employing it 2,000 years ago.
    And they didn’t invent it.

  55. Zyconoclast

    Oregon politician confesses to writing racist letter to himself
    He claimed to have discovered the hate-filled correspondence in his mailbox on June 23

    Jonathan Lopez, who is Latino and was a recent commissioner candidate in Umatilla County, claimed he discovered the hate-filled correspondence in his mailbox on June 23, the East Oregonian reported.

    The political hopeful previously shared, on his now-deleted Facebook account, a letter that said Lopez and other “Mexicans” were “not welcome here,” according KEPR-TV.

    “Don’t waste your time trying to become anything in this county we will make sure you never win and your family suffers along with all the other f***ing Mexicans in the area!” the letter said.

    Lopez wrote in the post that he “holds no resentment for whomever wrote this,” according to the news organization.

    “I’m just simply heartbroken for the lack of knowledge, education and respect missing,” he said. “I pray for you and wish you prosperity in your life.”

    Apparently, he was extending grace to himself as the incident was a hoax.

    When investigators conducted followed-up with Lopez regarding the missive, he confessed to authorship.

    “Our investigation has shown that Mr. Lopez wrote the letter himself and made false statements to the police and on social media,” Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston told the East Oregonian.

    “The end result is a verbal and written admission by Mr. Lopez that the letter was fabricated.”
    As a result, the chief said the case will be sent to the Umatilla County District Attorney’s office for review to determine if formal charges are filed.

    “This investigation is particularly frustrating as we are in the midst of multiple major investigations while battling a resource shortage due to the current pandemic,” Edmiston said.

    “The time spent on this fictitious claim means time lost on other matters, not to mention it needlessly adds to the incredible tension that exists in our nation today.”

    Lopez lost a primary election for the commissioner seat in May, FOX reported. The failed candidate claimed that he never intended to file a police report about the bogus letter.

    “I never meant to file a report, it just kind of spiraled out,” Lopez told East Oregonian.

  56. Megan

    It’s hammering down on this side of Dan of The Dead’s lockdown state adding to the general air of misery. Only 5 and half more weeks of this to go.

  57. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tintarella di Luna
    #3510896, posted on July 12, 2020 at 3:37 pm
    Don’t know if anyone’s seen Caroline Overington’s spiteful article about Scott Morrison going to the footy:”

    I have read it Tinta…it’s a disgrace….not even well written. The comments, rightly, are scathing towards Overington. Funny how Overington also, in her putrid piece, shows a twitter grab from a far-left progressive skank by the name of Denise Shrivel. Shrivel (appropriately named) is a far-left activist who helped set up…yes…..Sleeping Midgets. Shrivel has spoken publicly about her willingness to target companies and organisation who advertise on Sky News to shut it down.

  58. MemoryFault

    Only 5 and half more weeks of this to go.

    Hold that thought.
    It may be of some comfort to you when things start to get really bad.
    Hard to imagine it now I know, but by this time next year these will be remembered fondly as the ‘good old days’.

  59. miltonf

    “Tintarella di Luna
    #3510896, posted on July 12, 2020 at 3:37 pm
    Don’t know if anyone’s seen Caroline Overington’s spiteful article about Scott Morrison going to the footy:”

    I am not a ScoMo fan by any means but lectures from highly paid ‘generalists’ with zero accomplishments I not not need.

  60. Farmer Gez

    A rally song for Struth.
    Apologies Goanna.

    Oh Victoria
    The hardest lockdown you understand
    Just to heal the illnesses
    Your silent city streets

    Let Victoria go
    Let the ventilators be
    Victorians should be strong and free

    From Gabo Island to the South West shore
    Has to be something worth fighting for

  61. Zyconoclast

    A revolution is under way. White actors are being fired. Edicts from studio bosses make it clear that only minorities – racial and sexual – can be given jobs.

    A new wave of what has been termed by some as anti-white prejudice is causing writers, directors and producers to fear they will never work again. One described the current atmosphere as ‘more toxic than Chernobyl’, with leading actors afraid to speak out amid concern they will be labelled racist.

    The first sign came with one of the most powerful black directors in Hollywood, Oscar-winning Jordan Peele – the man behind box office hits such as Get Out and Us – stated in public that he did not want to hire a leading man who was white.

    ‘I don’t see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie,’ Peele said. ‘Not that I don’t like white dudes. But I’ve seen that movie before.’

    speaking on condition of anonymity, the executive confirmed that the climate is now toxic for any ‘white, middle-aged man in showbusiness’. Their careers, ‘are pretty much over’.

  62. NoFixedAddress

    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr
    #3510890, posted on July 12, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    The best steak (Murray Grey) I have ever eaten was at The Corryong Hotel.

    Naturally.
    Corryong Hotel = is a pub.

    lol
    I know it’s a pub Sal’ but the set up was and is quite good.

    https://www.corryonghotelmotel.com.au/

  63. MemoryFault

    Only 5 and half more weeks of this to go.

    Here ya go, Megan.
    Imagine ScoMo has big brown eyes and he’s singing just for you.

  64. NoFixedAddress

    Sal

    How is the re-opening going?

  65. Bruce of Newcastle:

    Iran is currently suffering a mysterious plague of explosions. Eight in the last two weeks. No one knows why, except certain dead people the Iranian regime keeps on rolling out to make statements to the press.

    Fascinating isn’t it?
    I certainly can’t work it out except by remembering the reply to a question I asked of a local – “But Winston – this is the Middle East – the appearance is the reality!”

  66. Makka

    Give it a fkg rest will you MF. Never ending gloom, doom and Armageddon. Such a morbid prick.

  67. Cassie of Sydney

    ” but lectures from highly paid ‘generalists’ “

    Too kind Miltonf…I call them “germalists”.

  68. Cassie of Sydney

    “The first sign came with one of the most powerful black directors in Hollywood, Oscar-winning Jordan Peele – the man behind box office hits such as Get Out and Us – stated in public that he did not want to hire a leading man who was white.”

    Well I’ve never heard of “Get Out” or “Us”….and also, isn’t Mr Peele saying that “he did not want to hire a leading man who was white.”…ahem…racist. Goodness….imagine the furore, the outcry and the screams and screeches if a white man said that about a black man.

  69. miltonf

    Back when we used to get the SMH before enough was enough you could be lectured and insulted by Alan Ramsey, Peter Bowers, Mike Carlton, Milton Cockburn, Robert Haupt, Max Walsh and Margaret Jones. Hurray for the internet.

  70. Bruce of Newcastle

    BBC Music magazine columnist calls for ‘crudely jingoistic’ songs Rule, Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory to be scrapped from Last Night of the Proms because they are ‘insensitive’ in wake of BLM movement

    I suspect the 1812 Overture, with jingoistic BBC columnists being fired musically from cannons, would be popular.

  71. miltonf

    isn’t Mr Peele saying that “he did not want to hire a leading man who was white.”…ahem…racist

    in the world of marxist identity politics this is not possible.

  72. Des Deskperson

    ‘My opinion: Greens tend to be the best educated voters, not sure they’d be throwing their vote away in large numbers on the HEMP and Science Party gobbledegook, more likely to have given up on the Greens and
    returned to Liberal or the ALP.’

    In Braidwood – wokest small town in Australia, – the Greens did poorly at both voting booths, down 4.69% at the Primary School and and 3% at the Arts Centre. The Stoners only picked up 1.85% at the School and the Science Party 1.28%. At the Arts Centre it was 1.64% and 0.82% respectively

    The SFF, on the other hand, picked up 4.28% and 4.09% .

    Interestingly and inexplicably for two booths about a km apart, there was a swing to the Liberals of 2.3% at the School and a swing to Labor of 4.2% at the Arts centre.

    I think the Stoners did better in the old hippy areas around Tilba.

  73. MemoryFault

    Give it a fkg rest will you MF. Never ending gloom, doom and Armageddon. Such a morbid prick.

    Quite the opposite, Makka.
    The worse things get, and the quicker it happens, the more chance enough people will wake up that we can at least throw a spanner in the works for a while. Right now it’s looking quite promising.
    Not here, of course. Not here at the Glass Is Half Empty Society, where “only” giving the Liberals second preference, thereby denying them $2.70, is considered a major act of rebellion.

    But elsewhere resistance is hotting up nicely, and hope is in the air.
    I’m in quite jovial spirits, all things considered.

  74. Herodotus

    Dingoistic BBC columnists, yes!

  75. thefrollickingmole

    There is no such thing as reverse racism.
    There is just racism.


    ‘I don’t see myself casting a negro as the lead in my movie,’ D. W. Griffith said. ‘Not that I don’t like negro dudes. But I’ve seen that movie before.’

  76. Top Ender

    calls for ‘crudely jingoistic’ songs Rule, Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory to be scrapped from Last Night of the Proms

    Think of the target rich environment if you are a woke activist.

    Pretty well every town, city, and a lot more in Australia to be renamed.

    Porsche and Mercedes and a lot of other firms to cough up for their WWII roles.

    The people who brought you the Mitsubishi Zero to pay out big time.

    Coins to be re-designed without white imperialist queen on them.

    Statues everywhere to be melted down.

    The woke work will never cease.

    Up here in the Territory we started long ago. We have a street and a school named after an aboriginal chap who was part of a party that killed three Japanese fishermen. Mysteriously, he has recently been retitled as a “resistance leader” in the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Then again, seeing as the Dictionary is run by ANU this is not surprising.

  77. Fisky

    Massive falls in Sydney rents with Melbourne following. The ponzi economy is finished with no immigration for 2 years to bail it out. No “China to the rescue” this time either. It is over. We have won.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ASX1500/status/1282178243668242432

  78. mh

    It’s hammering down on this side of Dan of The Dead’s lockdown state adding to the general air of misery. Only 5 and half more weeks of this to go.

    Qld zero community transmissions. We have to sign when entering certain venues, but no biggie.

  79. Tim Neilson

    It’s hammering down on this side of Dan of The Dead’s lockdown state adding to the general air of misery. Only 5 and half more weeks of this to go.

    I hope you’re right Megan, but don’t underestimate the amount of totalitarian destruction the Hunchback would be willing to inflict on the state to preserve his image of “doing something”.

    Our greatest hope is that opinion seems to be shifting away from “OMG we’re all gonna die, only the government can save us”, to a realisation that we can’t spend the next decade or so hiding under the bed in sheer terror hoping that a vaccine will be invented.
    A family friend who’s in his 70’s with cardio-pulmonary problems that would almost certainly kill him if he got the virus :
    (a) said to me before the new lockdown that he thought the government was doing the right thing;
    (b) said to me after the lockdown was announced that we have to find some way of functioning as a society despite the virus rather than relying on stopping people living their lives.

  80. Beryl Gladishocklian is signalling that she wants another lockdown.

  81. thefrollickingmole

    How dumb is Austfailure?

    We have a chap here from Christmas Island.
    Thats the small island in the middle of the ocean.

    He cant get his wife and kids to WA because of covid restrictions.

    “Computer says no!”

  82. Rockdoctor

    https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/airports/virgin-australia-launches-new-brisbane-airport-runway-with-flight-to-cairns/news-story/27a95dbfeb5904cd662a41e6fee7ee10

    Yup about time too and this runway should have been finished 8 years ago to keep up with air traffic. The new addition is a fair way from the terminal though and I reckon will be like taxiing all the way down to 19L/34R at Sydney.

    Interesting they are going to launch all the northern flights from there, International terminal is already at the southern end of the precinct. Even longer to taxi. Don’t know why they didn’t just do what Mascot did & built over the roads with a taxi way access over Airport dve north of the International terminal access.

  83. Rockdoctor

    Beryl Gladishocklian is signalling that she wants another lockdown.

    Dot already spotted depleted shelves of toilet paper in the Hunter. Lots of people out & about filling shopping trolleys today when we went down to Maitland & Rutherford to get some things we needed. I think people are sensing it is coming. Only a matter of time IMO…

  84. egg_

    Victoria records 273 new COVID-19 cases…

    This is now looking like full blown community transmission

    Yes, and already transmitted beyond Victoria. Complacency will ensure that NSW will be in lockdown in 2-4 weeks time.

    Wanna bet, tosser?

  85. 'Social Distancing Officer' formally known as Perth Trader

    OHHH…for Fuk’s Sake……WA has 144 shires and on average 105 full time staff employed. Sack the lot. My rubbish will still get picked up .

  86. egg_

    (b) said to me after the lockdown was announced that we have to find some way of functioning as a society despite the virus rather than relying on stopping people living their lives.

    The fact that ICUs weren’t being overwhelmed might have something to do with that – the only justification for lockdowns.

  87. Up here in the Territory we started long ago. We have a street and a school named after an aboriginal chap who was part of a party that killed three Japanese fishermen. Mysteriously, he has recently been retitled as a “resistance leader” in the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Then again, seeing as the Dictionary is run by ANU this is not surprising.

    Somewhere in my tonnes of tomes there’s at least two books by former NT policemen (memoirs) that each include a chapter on the matter. One of them was involved in the/a pursuit of Nemarluk.
    While aboriginal sympathetic, neither of them paint a picture of Nemarluk the man that is reconcilable with modern hagiographic foot-kissing of him.
    My grandfather & one of his brothers were in the NT Police at that time, though neither was remotely involved in any way with anything to do with the case. Were they to come back today they’d plain not believe the rebadging to: “resistance fighter”

  88. Farmer Gez:

    Any chance ScoMo and his team will look at legislation to stop Sleeping Midgets and their ilk from blackmailing individual businesses.

    SM is vulnerable to the very same tactics they use against us.
    Or they could just have a rash of accidents with their premises.
    Not that I’d advocate any illegal acts…

  89. egg_

    Don’t know if anyone’s seen Caroline Overington’s spiteful article about Scott Morrison going to the footy:

    The cvnt deserves it.

  90. Ed Case

    ***We have a street and a school named after an aboriginal chap who was part of a party that killed three Japanese fishermen. Mysteriously, he has recently been retitled as a “resistance leader” in the Australian Dictionary of Biography. ***
    Was this the bloke who killed the japs over incidents involving aboriginal women, was found Not Guilty by a Court in Darwin, supposed to be escorted back to East Arnhem Land by the cops, and was never seen again?
    A disgraceful part in Territory history at a time when our leaders were kow towing and sucking up to Japan.

  91. Top Ender

    No Ed, that’s another bloke.

    In July 1931 three Japanese shark-fishermen, Nagata Yoshikiya, Yusama Owashi and Ryukichi Yoshida, anchored their rented lugger, Ouida, near Port Keats. Nemarluk and his party used Aboriginal women to win the confidence of the fishermen. Days later, they killed the Japanese. News of the murders reached Darwin in October. Idriess romanticized the pursuit of the killers as a duel of wits between Nemarluk and Bul-Bul, an Aboriginal police tracker. Nemarluk’s companions—Minemarra, Montespare (also known as Mangul Mangul), Nargoon, Marragin and Mankee—were arrested and taken to Darwin. In March 1933 they were tried, found guilty of the crimes and sentenced to death. The sentences were later commuted to imprisonment for life.

    Nemarluk evaded arrest until 4 May 1933 when he was apprehended at Legune Station.

  92. egg_

    All carried out with the precision and timing of a quality Swiss watch. And yet there are STILL people commenting here who think it is all the result of bungling and incompetence on the part of our politicians and bureaucrats.

    @rse covering in the face of the WHO.

    Wasn’t SloMo critical of both Ch1na and the WHO when our curve was sweet F A?

  93. Makka

    The fact that ICUs weren’t being overwhelmed might have something to do with that – the only justification for lockdowns.

    I don’t think it’s even that egg. Hospitals , at least in Vic, have shown to be efficient receptors of the bug. Poor staff training (unions)? They’re worried that the hospitals themselves will get taken out with the bug , hence lockdown at home. That lockdown of course is being manipulated by Dan to show him as not being racist (lockdown so many unaffected postcodes outside ethnic shitholes) and protecting his union mates (Geelong is still free). All politics.

  94. Legalise Sedition:

    What about women with sexual fetishes preying on women?

    I’m glad someone else picked up on that aspect. It was one of the first things my devious little mind thought of – the predators never prey on the healthy, it’s the old, young, and vulnerable that are targeted.
    Never advertise your vulnerabilities. Never accept help from someone who is madder than yourself.

  95. I know it’s a pub Sal’ but the set up was and is quite good.
    https://www.corryonghotelmotel.com.au/

    FIFY.
    Also, thanks for their website.
    Anyone as frustrated as am I, at what is missing – or rather, is screaming out to be added – to an otherwise adequate & well structured website?
    (especially as they seem to be aiming the website at the same pooncey demographic for which Mansfield is often caned by the Cat.)

  96. egg_

    Victoria records 273 new COVID-19 cases…

    What a coincidence in the [email protected] up Quarantining corruptocrat sh1thole State.
    Put a numpty in charge…

  97. Old School Conservative

    A valiant effort, nevertheless.

    I thought TG was driving a Holden.

  98. egg_

    The Victorian numpty is making Ruby Princess look good.

  99. Rockdoctor

    I have been quietly stockpiling supplies…

    Oh and those ridiculous “gentleman” ads, they can shove that up their jacksie.

  100. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s ECL time! An east coast low looks to be forming tomorrow. Fun stuff. An ECL stranded the Pasha Bulker onto Ncl’s main surfing beach and landed a tree on my house. Fortunately zero damage, although my house looked like it was wearing a green wig. The West Wallsend fireys came and took it off, vice-SES. I gave them a case of wine, which they appreciated.

    I hope my neighbour’s tree doesn’t land on my house this week.

  101. egg_

    Victoria is our Northern Italy.
    Recalling the March hand wringing.

  102. thefrollickingmole

    A humble meme from the meme mines..

    https://imgflip.com/i/4809n1

  103. notafan

    I thought covid19 wasn’t contagious.

    Miasma?

  104. egg_

    It is only one point but it is the main point that is rooting them now.
    As stated, they supported the FORCED imprisonment of the population.

    As doom and gloom sells, the MSM are pumping up the tyres of the fake pandemic on one hand and yet on the other are asking for special Yatz industry assistance.
    $50M from the NSW Govt alone IIRC.

    No wonder Their ABC is schizoid over the issue.

  105. egg_

    I thought covid19 wasn’t contagious.

    What’s the hospitalisation rate of the Notaflu?

  106. Steve trickler

    Fuck that. And fruitcakes reckon women should be able to join. What a joke. Change the rules for females and you get inferior soldiers.

    I twigged on the second episode. If you can see their faces…they didn’t make it.



  107. notafan

    Btw precision?

    You’ve got to be kidding.

    Look at the lockdown timetables in Victoria two to three in two days for no apparent reason.

    We were supposed to go from 20 in a venue to 50 then oops no hold that thought.

    After okay BLM then it was erg ah naughty families hotspots, then towers then damn you every one else in non hotspot suburbs

    ‘were all in this together’

  108. Bruce of Newcastle

    This is the tree that fell on my house in 2007.
    Photo from last week.
    As you can see stern revenge was meted.
    The noisy is an extra.
    Rain, thunder and lightning has started!
    End times.

  109. notafan

    I don’t know.

    I’m asking the question

    Is covid19 contagious

    Or not contagious.

    I’m not claiming armchair expertise.

  110. egg_

    Lubos Motl
    Melbourne 2nd lockdown: fool me once…

    “Even the leftist inkspillers in the British Guardian noticed that this time is different. The amount of positive feelings about the lockdown is much smaller than several months ago; and the negative ones are vastly greater. Many people’s spirits are shattered, the Irish Times add. Why?

    They describe it differently but the underlying reason is that lots of people have understood that all the positive spin about the lockdown were lies and all the negative claims about the horrors without a lockdown were lies, too. At the level of nations, there is no significant evidence that the lockdowns have helped a nation to improve the health situation; at the subnational level, there is some weak but visible evidence that the lockdowns have made the conditions strictly worse.

    Months ago, the lockdowns were sold as a new thing that all the people who want to “save the world” should join. It was never tried before so it’s surely great and important to do it. And that’s why most nations mindlessly joined this insane, nearly global campaign. But now? It’s not new anymore. The virus isn’t really mysterious by now. Many of us have spent more time by investigating the properties of this virus and especially its propagation than we have spent with the flu virus and most other important viruses in our whole lives. And the “flattening of the curve” has succeeded but it just didn’t solve anything, everyone can see clearly right now. At most, it only delayed some events that may restart as soon as you end up with the policies that are clearly unsustainable (because prohibitively expensive) in the long term.

    The nations that avoided the lockdown didn’t go extinct. In fact, Sweden saw the same number of deaths per million inhabitants as Spain, France, Italy, UK, and others. Belarus saw lower rates. Brazil is doing roughly just like Mexico, Chile, and Peru. But some countries avoided most of the suicidal cowardliness-driven policies, others didn’t. At any rate, we already know that the lockdown is surely not “the thing” that decides about the life or death of a nation or a city. So no one will praise you, the folks of Melbourne, for being such nice people who damage your lives and the lives of other people in the city.

    The negative impact of the lockdowns on the GDP is obvious, too. Most of the GDP numbers from the harshest lockdown months have already been published. For two months, the lockdown may reduce the sales and the economic activity by 15-50 percent, depending on the details, and the annual GDP drop because of the two months is estimated as 5-10 percent, some of which may last for years (we aren’t quite sure about the future evolution). The excitement for the lockdown is gone but all the bad things – isolation from relatives and friends and the economic devastation – is still there.

    We’ve experienced almost half a year of these Covid discussions and reactions. We may compare Sweden, a no-lockdown country, with Czechia because it’s the really relevant comparison, I think. Both have 11 million people after rounding. Sweden didn’t force anybody to be locked, Czechia did. Czechia did join the global fad in March and established a very early, pretty draconian lockdown. It was draconian in some respects (all the restrictions were immediately “laws” and not just recommendations left to the hypocritical people’s decisions – the latter just doesn’t work at all!) but it became clear quickly that many things would be vastly more relaxed here. So throughout spring, Czechs were pretty much freely walking outside, doing sports around their homes, whatever. No one was screaming at them that they were killing trillions of people by running alone in the forest – because virtually everyone in my country understands that these screaming machines are wrong and braindead (and because no one can scream at you when you are alone!).

    But we adopted the mandatory covering of the noses and mouths on March 18th, as the first white nation, and it made a difference in the propagation of the virus, I am confident. On top of that, the tracing of the people with positive tests and their contacts was basically in place since March. In July, we switched to the Smart Quarantine which turns this process into the key of our fight against the virus. Only the professionals are fighting the virus now, as it was in early March and as it should have been at all times. I believe (but I cannot rigorously prove) that this process, along with the face masks, would have been enough to have those 351 deaths that we have now, too.

    While Czechs joined the crazy global fad, like almost everyone did, and we’re just not deviating in the “truly big things” in most cases, Czechs are faster in regaining their composure and common sense. The real panic, fear, and desire to fight the virus together lasted from mid March to mid April or so. The discipline with face masks and other things was already disappearing in late April because Czechs saw it was a farce and it became politically unavoidable that the loosening was introduced. And because the numbers looked great (i.e. very small), it was sped up and in early July, regular Czechs don’t have to wear masks anywhere (not even in most situations in the hospitals!) and there are no tangible restrictions. 351 deaths per 11 million people, about ~1 dead person per day. Tiny relatively to the annual flu fatalities, between 1500 and 3000 per Czechia.

    Sweden has 5,500 deaths with Covid. A huge difference. The dying is over in Sweden, too. But did Czechia avoid the 5,000 deaths or will they start to reemerge? By now, it’s pretty clear that as I optimistically predicted, Czechs do understand that Covid isn’t a fatal national threat and we don’t want another lockdown – even if the numbers resembled the Swedish ones. It’s clear that the face masks would be the first tools to be reintroduced if some policies from Spring 2020 returned, and it’s happening very locally in our tiny outbreaks.

    But we don’t know for sure whether Covid will claim 5,000 Czech lives before it becomes largely irrelevant (43% of Czechs are decided not to get vaccinated when the vaccines are available). If we really avoid it, it means that our policies made some sense. But they were still extremely expensive. Even if you assume that the lockdown was needed for us to save the 5,000 lives that were “sacrificed” in Sweden (and the lockdown almost certainly wasn’t an important part of the positive mix), we paid some $30 billion for those lives which is $6 million per life. Six million fudging dollars for the average life ended by Covid-19 – which were mostly very old or very sick people, in many cases, people who were simultaneously very old and very sick. Sorry, six million is too much for such a human life. Even with the most pro-lockdown assumptions about “what has helped”, it is very clear that the lockdown was a big mistake. (And most of these rough calculations could have been done already in April or earlier.)

    So I think that there wouldn’t be a support for a full-blown lockdown even if the numbers were approaching the Swedish ones, like 50-100 new corpses per day. We still know that the health impact isn’t existentially dramatic for any nation, it wasn’t dramatic anywhere. And I sort of feel that even in the winter, we won’t have 100 Covid dead per day (I think that many Czechs got vaccinated by tiny safe doses of the virus that have made it through face masks and the virus isn’t lethally dangerous for them for a year or two). I am not sure, however. But the amount of data that we already have is huge. There should be a rational discussion – which cities Melbourne resembles and which policies it wants to emulate. There was no discussion in Melbourne. The leaders just restarted the draconian policies.

    Although the new lockdown is vastly more unpopular than the first one, I am still amazed by the weakness of the opposition to similar insanities – and even repeated insanities – and the second Melbourne lockdown is quite an example of that. It looks like people really want to be obedient to as insane “leaders” as possible, and to do increasingly self-harming and irrational things that are prescribed by those “leaders”. This seems to be where the Western psyche has evolved. The more idiotic and malicious the leaders are (and the more irrational, dishonest, or non-existent the justifications are), the better. Note that there are some good reasons to think that the Victorian “leaders” actually play a game that China wants them to play which makes the relative complacency of the inhabitants even more striking.

    At the same moment, it’s important to realize that I focused on Melbourne which does something extraordinary. It’s possible that Melbourne and Victoria are relative exceptions and almost all other places, including the majority of the English-speaking world, has far more common sense. One must be careful about the alarmism of all sorts, including one that could be spread by essays such as this one. I am writing “Look, Melbourne has completely lost its mind, so the rest of the West is doing the same”. It’s vaguely true but Melbourne isn’t quite representative. It was cherry-picked (by me and others) because what’s happening there is an eye-catching story. This obsession with such stories is a disease, a disease that tends to be spread by journalists of all types (perhaps including me), perhaps a disease that many of us on the “anti-progressive” side also share.

    Maybe we shouldn’t behave like that. I am happy not to live in Melbourne and other places where similar extreme things are taking place and I am converging to the attitude that the evolution of the communities is governed by “mostly local social laws”, anyway. So it’s not really my problem that the population of Melbourne is tolerating such things: the negative impact will probably remain confined to Melbourne, Victoria, and Australia and it’s not really affecting us. And their self-inflicted injuries could even be an advantage for others including us. Of course, the malicious media’s approach is different: they deliberately pick the most pathological patterns of behavior, like that of Melbourne, and present them as role models for whole nations or the world as a whole. And millions of others buy it which is the real problem.

  111. johanna

    Farmer Gez:

    Any chance ScoMo and his team will look at legislation to stop Sleeping Midgets and their ilk from blackmailing individual businesses.

    Just how would you frame such legislation so that it only affects those you politically disagree with? The right to organise against companies is surely an essential part of political freedom, or perhaps you think nobody should ever do this under any circumstances. It is not ‘blackmail’ at all; it is a function of the spinelessness and worse of corporate leadership.

    Amazing how the inner authoritarian lurks just below the surface among some ‘conservatives.’

  112. mh

    There is a hailstorm heading for Lake Macquarie.

  113. egg_

    Motyl:

    “The basic statistics page shows that Australia has had 9k cases and 100 deaths or so, only 4 of those were after May 23rd.”

  114. egg_

    There is a hailstorm heading for Lake Macquarie.

    Grig’s stomping ground.
    Quelle surprise.

  115. egg_

    I thought TG was driving a Holden.

    c. 400 hp of GM 6 litre V8 goodness under foot.

  116. Fuck that. And fruitcakes reckon women should be able to join. What a joke. Change the rules for females and you get inferior soldiers.

    I twigged on the second episode. If you can see their faces…they didn’t make it.

    Didja manage to pick out three national figures who make an appearance in that show?
    Member for Stirling, Vince Connelly
    Member for Canning, Andrew Hastie
    Channel 7 executive, Ben Roberts-Smith

  117. William the Conjuror

    Don’t know if anyone’s seen Caroline Overington’s spiteful article about Scott Morrison going to the footy

    Overington is right on the money. ScoMo shouldn’t be on holiday, let alone unmasked at the footy.

  118. Any chance ScoMo and his team will look at legislation to stop Sleeping Midgets and their ilk from blackmailing individual businesses.

    I’d tell corporations to grow a pair.
    Sack the pants-wetting ponytails while they’re at it.

  119. MemoryFault

    Wasn’t SloMo critical of both Ch1na and the WHO when our curve was sweet F A?

    No.
    Initially silent on China before he got given the globalist script. Always full of praise for WHO.
    In fact, full of praise for WHO in first three of his friendly Sunday afternoon chats when he was putting two million Australians out of work and bankrupting the economy. This despite the fact that WHO pulled a 180 degree turnabout between chats two and three. No matter. ScoMo just tacked to suit.

    Didn’t mention WHO in his fourth weekend afternoon homily of nation destroying, but the very next day Dave Sharma took up the mantle and gave a stirring speech and press release, calling on WHO to be made international policeman with the power to enter any country they wanted, anytime they liked, to “inspect” for breaches of CoVid population control protocols.

    Poor old Victoriastan couldn’t join in with the rest of globalist Australia, of course, having already financially committed themselves to the opposing team – China.

  120. Bruce of Newcastle

    MH – Absolutely! I’m now soaked as the hail started so I zoomed out to get car under cover of my decrepit carport. Fortunately only small hail. I should replace the carport, except it’s a perfect bird table.

  121. Geriatric Mayfly

    TOWONG BRIDGE!

    Towong Hill on which stood the house of my dreams, overlooking the property’s 20km of river frontage and the alps further east. Long the home to Elyne Mitchell (Silver Brumby) and Tom, ex PoW and State MP.
    The homestead now a victim of the recent bushfires. Tom was famed for getting out his knitting whenever Parliamentary droning reached a certain level. Both pioneers in the sport of skiing in Oz.

  122. P

    I have often put up here articles from “First Things” that I have found interesting.
    The following is one of these:
    WHY I AM A BAPTIST
    by R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    August 2020
    “First Things” is published by the Institute on Religion and Public Life, a 501 (c) (3) organization (TIN 52-1628303) which aims to advance a religiously informed philosophy for the ordering of public life.

  123. Tintarella di Luna

    I am not a ScoMo fan by any means

    Neither am I but fair’s fair – that was a hit piece trying to dredge up his visit to Hawaii when bushfires were raging yet ScoMo has absolutely no authority whatsoever in that area of public policy, he had to be got because he made the lamestream media look like the clowns they are — only Alan Jones said Scott Morrison would win, only Alan Jones — the rest beclowned themselves with such certainty and indisputabilty which made it even more delicious but the icing on that cake was the Born to Rule photo of the Winsome/Losesomes

  124. egg_

    full of praise for WHO in first three of his friendly Sunday afternoon chats when he was putting two million Australians out of work and bankrupting the economy. This despite the fact that WHO pulled a 180 degree turnabout between chats two and three. No matter. ScoMo just tacked to suit.

    Yup, just a Globalist toady, like Trumble.

  125. mh

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3511022, posted on July 12, 2020 at 6:02 pm
    MH – Absolutely! I’m now soaked as the hail started so I zoomed out to get car under cover of my decrepit carport. Fortunately only small hail. I should replace the carport, except it’s a perfect bird table.

    I could see the hail band go just to the east of Lake Maquarie.

    Light rain here south of Brisbane.

  126. MemoryFault

    Yup, just a Globalist toady, like Trumble.

    + 100 Egg.

  127. Rockdoctor

    Salvatore, can’t talk for any other industry but mining is full of woke types these days in the white collar arena. I remember politely dissenting from the plastic bag ban when working in Queensland with a few colleagues and the look shocked look of disbelief with an awkward silence before the hastily subject changed was amazing. These were some very educated guys & girls who work in Coal Mining but they were unquestioningly following a trend that openly conflicts with their chosen employment. Seeing what Mike Henry dribbles I am not surprised at these sleeping midgets etc having so much pull. Seems executive types possibly privately agree with them and sleeping midgets is a convenient excuse to push politics of their choosing despite ratings and advertising exposure losses that result.

    Personally I can’t see what drives it other than a lack of critical thinking being taught in schools that was a part of my education.

  128. JC

    Farmer Gez
    #3510769, posted on July 12, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Any chance ScoMo and his team will look at legislation to stop Sleeping Midgets and their ilk from blackmailing individual businesses.

    It’s not against the law but it should be. Big fines for people who organise and target businesses because of political and personal grievance.

    Farmers got legislation passed to stop trespass by animal activists when socialist judges kept supporting their activities by giving out community correction orders or paltry fines.

    Someone mentioned a digital bill of rights, Gez.

    The think it’s workable , at least in the US, but not here at least in the initial stages.

    The most current example is a anonymous social media attempt to ram Goya Foods as result of the CEO supporting Trump.

    For boycotts.
    No one is allowed to support a boycott unless their name and a their current place of work is published. If someone anonymous makes a push of a boycott then the social media company must make reasonable attempts to name the person and offer private details like where they work.

    No accusation can be made on social media without disclosing the name of the person who has made it. Again social media would be forced to publicly disclose the name of the person making an accusation below the text.

    There are more too.

  129. calli

    I survived “I quite like Trump”! It was a long drop down the cliff into the Hawkesbury, and I feared I might become a Calligenia.

    But I have a better class of friends, even though they are predominately lefties. We had a productive conversation about US civics, the dangers of big government and economic outcomes from Covid policy (such as it is). And I was thanked for an alternative view. 😀

  130. JC

    Winston Smith
    #3510968, posted on July 12, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Farmer Gez:

    Any chance ScoMo and his team will look at legislation to stop Sleeping Midgets and their ilk from blackmailing individual businesses.

    SM is vulnerable to the very same tactics they use against us.

    Us? By which he means, he includes himself included as us. Serious question, who would give a rats about him. Lord almighty.

  131. thefrollickingmole

    It’s not against the law but it should be. Big fines for people who organise and target businesses because of political and personal grievance.
    If I were boss of a large company.

    Anyone organizing a boycott type action could expect me to unleash my flying monkeys to trawl their life (in a legal way) for everything they have ever done wrong, then have it published in the local paper as “would you listen to this person” with a nice big list of the worst moments of their life.

    Because FU thats why.

  132. calli

    Lol. Now I’m seeing media Reeeeeeee!s over Trump in a (gasp) mask.

    He said he would wear one to the hospital. Clean out your earwax numpties.

  133. Bruce of Newcastle

    Good stuff Calli!
    Educating the ignorant is a virtuous calling.
    😀

  134. Cassie of Sydney

    Sharri Markson is deliberately trying to make a big brouhaha out of Morrison’s footy attendance.

  135. Bruce of Newcastle

    Lol. Now I’m seeing media Reeeeeeee!s over Trump in a (gasp) mask.

    Amelia Brace was shocked. Shocked! Her report was amusing.

  136. Geriatric Mayfly

    There goes the neighbourhood. First on the list Beverly Hills.

    Joe Biden’s radical proposal for the Democrat Party platform for 2020 seeks to put an end to America’s suburban communities by forcing low-income housing into every neighborhood and flooding every community with immigrants, legal or otherwise.The proposal, known as the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations, would provide instant amnesty and a pathway to U.S. citizenship for the 22 million illegal aliens now living in the nation. Astoundingly, it would also give legal status to all the world’s refugees regardless of the legitimacy of their claim to the status.

  137. Cassie of Sydney

    “Lol. Now I’m seeing media Reeeeeeee!s over Trump in a (gasp) mask.”

    I’m enjoying the media hysteria….between the mask and Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence…it is quite divine seeing the media and the left implode with fury.

  138. JC

    It’s not against the law but it should be. Big fines for people who organise and target businesses because of political and personal grievance.
    If I were boss of a large company.

    It’s extremely difficult to do, mole. Unless you’re a CEO has is reasonable control of the board, bad publicity such as boycotts etc. are generally handled by the board as the CEO goes to there for guidance. Remember, the chairman of the board is essentially the big honcho with a direct phone line to shareholders. Usually, the easiest way forward is to concede. There are countless reasons for this and there’s no point going through them. Sure, spinelessness is one factor. However, what there needs to be is solutions to the problem.

    Making sure those demanding a boycott are named with personal details would go some way towards getting rid of the problem.

  139. Tim Neilson

    Richmond 4 10 Swans 3 8.
    Admittedly they’re playing shortened quarters and conditions were bad, but that’s still an AFLW score.

  140. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    I am not a ScoMo fan by any means

    Who is? He’s a z-grade patsy. Duuuuhhh, da sharks, duuuhhhh da speakin’ in da tongues, duuuuhhh da Josh Frydchickenberger, duuuhhh, da mario cormannnn, duuuhhhh da Waffles Turnbuckle who installed duuuhhh me …

    A big fat stupid z-grade waffling mediocritter.

  141. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    There are peoples here who willingly watch the ALPFL?

    Why, FFS?

  142. calli

    I was told by a dyed in the wool Leftie this weekend that she was very pleased with the way ScoMo was handling the crisis.

    I think she was expecting me to respond to the comment like a doggie treat.

    Disappointment ensued.

  143. Cassie of Sydney

    “Making sure those demanding a boycott are named with personal details would go some way towards getting rid of the problem.”

    Yep….Sky News and its parent, News Corporation, have attempted to do that. One of the Midget’s premier twitter activists is an academic at Edith Cowan University in Perth….but most are anonymous…..a few hundred here and there…however the damage they do is enormous. There are some corporations who refuse to kowtow to such far-left groups…like Harvey Norman…but many have….like NIB, Pizza Hut, Colgate Palmolive, Bing Lee, Coles and so on. These same companies also succumbed and pulled advertising from Alan Jones last year.

  144. Tintarella di Luna

    Sharri Markson is deliberately trying to make a big brouhaha out of Morrison’s footy attendance.

    . Sharri Markson is all for Sharri Markson, I really find her totally unwatchable … why not leave the Prime Minister alone and keep chasing China or has she been told to back off or else….or is Scott Morrison an easier target given that the groundwork was done in December by the ABFNC, and the rest of the lamestream media.. ?

  145. Geriatric Mayfly
    #3511024, posted on July 12, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    TOWONG BRIDGE!

    Towong Hill on which stood the house of my dreams, overlooking the property’s 20km of river frontage and the alps further east. Long the home to Elyne Mitchell (Silver Brumby) and Tom, ex PoW and State MP.
    The homestead now a victim of the recent bushfires.

    That’s sad. You wonder how long the ruins at Kiandra are going to last. The Swampy Plain and Upper Indi Rivers are beautiful areas.

    It’s like a little Switzerland or little Montana.

    Interestingly, Miles Franklin;s house was for sale a while back (Brindabella Valley).

  146. Rockdoctor

    Sheesh last post, some words not deleted despite hitting delete, autocorrect and others not where I wanted them.

  147. Mark A

    Well I’ve never heard of “Get Out” or “Us”….and also, isn’t Mr Peele saying that “he did not want to hire a leading man who was white.”…ahem…racist. Goodness….imagine the furore, the outcry and the screams and screeches if a white man said that about a black man.

    The fact that I’ve never heard of him or his movies is par for the course, but if people, who I assume are more interested in movies and celebrities in general had never heard of him either proves he is a non entity for most normal people.

    Sadly it’s not how things work these days, celebrities have more clout even if they are totally wrong and ignorant about the subject they opine about..

  148. P

    It’s always better with theme music:

  149. I have nothing but respect for Jordan Peele.

    Rather than forcing blacks into white roles, he’s creating black roles.

    This is better than tokenism.

  150. JC

    Rockdoctor.

    I don’t believe they’re woke. They’re frightened stiff of bad woke publicity. As for mining, the Mining Council is pretty woke these days.

    There are legal solutions to some of this. Presently, it’s almost impossible for a mining company to gain a credit line because Australian banks and most international bank simply will not lend to them as a result of bad publicity.

    I’m just thinking out loud, but there could be a way to mitigate against this through opening up potential for law suits at the personal level.
    Say, Professor of Humanities Amy Hamilton* from the ANU signs a petition to strong arm banks not to lend to ABC company that impacts the credit rating. The adverse impact is a definable loss and therefore the firm should be able to sue Amy and he pals personally for damages. Maybe there’s some way around like this.

    *Amy Hamilton is obviously a made-up name.

  151. Tintarella di Luna

    A big fat stupid z-grade waffling mediocritter.

    But ScoMo ain’t AnAl so there’s that glimmer

  152. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sharri Markson is all for Sharri Markson, I really find her totally unwatchable

    Tinta – That is because you aren’t male. 😀

  153. Cassie of Sydney

    “Sharri Markson is all for Sharri Markson, I really find her totally unwatchable”

    Agree.

  154. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Is there anyone here who’d like to break it (evah so gently, of course) to MV Quixote that his beloved gliberal pardee and its alleged figurehead SloMao are a total joke?

    An ol’ pair of Carpe’s rhinestone encrusted arseless chaps* is yours for the taking if you can do so.

    *Which I won many moons ago in a Q&ALPBC interruption lotto. Never worn, I can assure youse all.

  155. Actually JC should have picked this up.

    The anti banksters are the enablers of of wokism, in the long, indirect but surest manner.

  156. Cassie of Sydney

    “Bruce of Newcastle
    #3511071, posted on July 12, 2020 at 6:45 pm
    Sharri Markson is all for Sharri Markson, I really find her totally unwatchable

    Tinta – That is because you aren’t male. 😀”

    Yes BoN…my father would agree with you.

  157. custard

    Hello Heather if you are lurking …

  158. Dover Beach:

    I don’t support blanket opposition to ‘lockdowns’ anymore than I can support it re curfews. Circumstances in this or that situation might require either measure. However, I also don’t support the ham-fisted application of these measures, and the use of expertise to mask what are properly speaking political decisions.

    That’s good position to take, DB.
    The issue is that there ARE times when community, even house lock downs are necessary. Those conditions only arise in case of massive biowarfare attacks. An honest data collecting effort is needed – organised before the attack is even started.
    The above scenario is the one I will address.
    A Civil Defence Plan must be in place and understood, based on the data collected during the flu epidemic which arrives EVERY BLOODY YEAR. Everyone who staffs this unit must know what to do in the event of an outbreak, and there must be made available the assets both human and financial, to enable this effort to be made without further support from whatever institutions people are presenting to because these hospitals etc are going to be stretched and unable to find staff to collect and collate the necessary data.

    This data needs to be free of political interference. And that is where the system has failed with the Wuhan Zombie Virus. Political interference has corrupted the data classification process, Politicians more concerned with the latest opinion polls have managed to corrupt the system.
    The current effort, graded in effectiveness to the above scenario has caused immense damage to the Australian economy and its institutions – primarily the competence of our governments ability to react in a meaningful way to any nationwide disaster. Biowarfare is a terror weapon – its primary effect is to frighten people and make them carry out your will.
    There may be a secret file of some organisation stuck in a contingency file somewhere in a dungeon behind a locked door with a sign on it saying “Beware of the Leopard”.
    I see no evidence of it, or any confidence that this plan exists, even in the minds of our dilettantes in Canberra.

  159. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Sharri Markson is all for Sharri Markson

    She’s on? I’ll have to investigate these claims of vacuous mediocrity first hand …

    And … “Fatty Trump wears mask in public”.

    Now that’s what I call hard hitting j’ism. 🥺

  160. Tintarella di Luna

    Tinta – That is because you aren’t male.

    Is it that obvious? Here you go Bruce of Newcastle and all you red-blooded males (and God bless you all for being so) wearing a nin-on on her none-on as a wedding dress says it all for me about Sharri Markson.

  161. Farmer Gez

    Tintarella di Luna
    #3511059, posted on July 12, 2020 at 6:41 pm
    Sharri Markson is deliberately trying to make a big brouhaha out of Morrison’s footy attendance.

    Very tame in comparison to The Project kindergarten kids.
    It’s a great pity that the whole Victorian government didn’t spend every day at the footy instead of stuffing up all they touch.

    Markson did well to tease out statements from Greg Hunt that clearly indicate that Andrews and seven dwarfs haven’t been contract tracing every case and are not keeping tabs on positives who are meant to be in isolation.

  162. Herodotus

    R U OK KAREN PEOPLE?
    The Karen are one of the ethnic minorities in Burma. We have some here in Sydney. They are often dedicated Christians and have formed some contacts with local churches.

  163. Is it that obvious? Here you go Bruce of Newcastle and all you red-blooded males (and God bless you all for being so) wearing a nin-on on her none-on as a wedding dress says it all for me about Sharri Markson.

    Oh-My-God.

    Anyone know the name of the bordello where she picked up that wedding dress?

  164. MemoryFault

    Is there anyone here who’d like to break it (evah so gently, of course) to MV Quixote that his beloved gliberal pardee and its alleged figurehead SloMao are a total joke?

    Yep. And what a joke they are.
    Took over an entire nation of 25 million people in a single afternoon without a shot being fired.
    Have maintained total and absolute control of the country for nearly five months, just with a bit of intimidation. And more to come.
    To all intent and purpose have suspended the Constitution and Rule of Law and replaced them with Rule by Decree, as dictated by a bunch of “medical experts”.

    So yeah, I guess you’re right. A total joke.
    When do we get the punchline?

  165. Rockdoctor

    JC totally agree totally on liability. Especially if it involves malicious hearsay or dishonesty. Anonymous also is rarely untraceable these days if the communication means is electronic, shouldn’t be that hard to find culprit. I thought Abbott’s laws to limit lawfare and make said campaigns liable was a step in the right direction till the Liberal wets balked.

    I worked on the Carmichael or Moray Downs project pre Adani days. The coal isn’t great but good enough to run a Thermal Power Station in India without the constraints we have here. Also it is close to the surface and in good quantities. If the Indians wanted it and Queensland got it cut good luck to them. We never saw an aboriginal out that way let alone a greenie, how these 2 groups were allowed to later stall the project for the time they did was criminal.

  166. Roger

    If ScoMo was a globalist he wouldn’t have just announced our defence capacity reset.

    Truth is he’s a soft cushion who bears the impression of whoever last sat on him.

    Sometimes that’s going to be good, other times not so good.

    But it’s better than a Keating who mistakes his personal obessessions for the national good.

  167. Nick

    It’s a great pity that the whole Victorian government didn’t spend every day at the footy instead of stuffing up all they touch.

    Lol, true.

  168. miltonf

    But ScoMo ain’t AnAl so there’s that glimmer

    Ha ha true.

  169. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tinta – I think that’s her mum. Chaz Heitner appears to be male from what I can detect.

  170. Knuckle Dragger

    Sharri Markson is living proof that beauty, albeit in her case trowelled on, is only skin deep.

  171. calli

    The Bride forgot to pop on her wedding dress in all the hurly burly.

    It happens.

  172. Steve trickler

    Checkout the artwork.



  173. Nick

    ScoMo can do as he pleases. I feel sorry for our society when we begrudge people like him, having a mental health break. It’s strange that he’s the only politician having the odd night off.a

  174. MemoryFault

    If ScoMo was a globalist he wouldn’t have just announced our defence capacity reset.

    Roger,
    Assuming – as I do – that this is a globalist/deep state versus China showdown, who do think those missiles will be aimed at? New York or Beijing?

    Or are we going to spend $270 billion on ICBM’s just so we can shoot them off New Year’s Eve as part of a fireworks display?

  175. JC

    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr
    #3511084, posted on July 12, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Is it that obvious? Here you go Bruce of Newcastle and all you red-blooded males (and God bless you all for being so) wearing a nin-on on her none-on as a wedding dress says it all for me about Sharri Markson.

    Oh-My-God.

    Anyone know the name of the bordello where she picked up that wedding dress?

    I do, Driller. Get back to the Argentina thread, you inbred coward and either offer a response or an apology, you pitiful piece of shit. Get back there. Now!

    It’s not inaccurate

    You fucking idiot.

  176. Rockdoctor

    Big storm just breaking east of here. Lightning crawlers all up into the clouds… Awesome.

  177. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Is it that obvious? Here you go Bruce of Newcastle and all you red-blooded males (and God bless you all for being so) wearing a nin-on on her none-on as a wedding dress says it all for me about Sharri Markson.

    What’s the old joke about a wedding being a public declaration of a private intention?

  178. Bruce of Newcastle

    Chaz Heitner seems OK. He retweets on blockchain and Jordan Peterson. Sinc would like that.

  179. Knuckle Dragger

    Seriously.

    Why do women just slather on all that shit? You don’t need it, and I really mean that.

    It is an indisputable fact that so many ladeeeees look better with minimal makeup, and I mean minimal, and quite often without any at all. If you coat your boat race with seven types of shit as though you’re sealing and painting a rendered wall you just drop two points immediately. A potential 8 goes to 6, and so on.

    I was talking during a break in proceeding today with a ladeee person I know quite well, and she was relating a tale about one of her mates ‘threading her eyebrows’. I had to go back on the ground before I could find out what that meant, but if it’s anything like the current fad of (seemingly) painting your brows on with a permanent marker – so you appear like a monobrow owner that’s recently waxed it – you can forget it.

    It’s a goddamn shame.

  180. Cassie of Sydney

    I’d love to know which rabbi married Sharri….because the rabbis I know would refuse to marry her in that outfit!

  181. Dr Faustus

    Rather than forcing blacks into white roles, he’s creating black roles.
    This is better than tokenism.

    Yes it is.
    Given Hollywood is entertainment, and entertainment is a market full of substitution, he will have to find the limits of his segment. There are all sorts of costs in this discovery – but it’s all objective and legitimate.

  182. calli

    Yes, Cassie. Shoulders covered for a start.

  183. thefrollickingmole

    Peels breakout movie was about a lot of upper class blacks stealing whites bodies as a fashion.
    Including the beautiful girlfriend who was only shagging him to get his body ( so to speak)
    Fortunately the white hero breaks free and slaughters all the blacks.

    Sound like a good film?
    Because that’s it with races reversed.

  184. Bruce of Newcastle

    I suspect Kittehs would find Mr Heitner as hot as XY Cats regard Sharri.
    I’m conscious of the 7th Commandment.
    Aargh.

  185. Ed Case

    In more ho-hum News, Shaun King [BLM] calls for the destruction of statues of Jesus Christ.

  186. Tinta:

    so sorry for you Winston I hope it does the trick.

    It’s cool – I also started a course of prednisone. Today I was able to – gently- walk to the bathroom instead of using the office chair with wheels.
    Jaysus. That was nasty. Felt like an infusion of molten lead into the top of the foot.

  187. Knuckle Dragger

    To state the obvious, Caroline Overington is a piece of shit.

    ‘bad luck Melbourne, go the Sharks!’ That sentiment is exactly right.

    Morrison didn’t get Martin Pakula to give the quarantine hotel contract to his shonky industry buddies.

    Morrison wasn’t rooting quarantined tarts wanting to go outside and smoke, and find some ice*, Morrison didn’t give the go-ahead for BLM protests and therefore Morrison wasn’t responsible for one Australian state having more colds than anyone else. LockDan did all that.

    Then she went him for not wearing a mask. Why? Should Morrison, not in Victoria and having nothing to do with Andrews’ almighty cockup be wearing one in sympathy with Victorians hundreds if not thousands of kilometres away? Fucking ridiculous concept.

    In fact, he’s well within his right to be publicly slagging off at Andrews every five minutes and banning him from his National Cabinet, whatever that is. But he’s not.

    Naturally, Karate Poof’s on Overington’s team.

    *Ahem. Picked this before it started. This exact circumstance. *moonwalks left* *moonwalks right*

  188. I worked on the Carmichael or Moray Downs project pre Adani days. The coal isn’t great but good enough to run a Thermal Power Station in India without the constraints we have here. Also it is close to the surface and in good quantities. If the Indians wanted it and Queensland got it cut good luck to them. We never saw an aboriginal out that way let alone a greenie, how these 2 groups were allowed to later stall the project for the time they did was criminal.

    RD, I’ve ridden a horse (or in a Toyota) over what iw now most of the Adani mine lease.
    I’ve faced the issue of how to get cattle out of the Box with Sandalwood understorey that the Doongmabulla Springs turn into a bush water nightmare for cattlemen.

    Never did I see or heard of, not even from the oldest of old fellers who’ve spoken to the oldest of old fellers, of any Aboriginal presence or interest in the area, at all. Ever.

    There’s nothing remarkable or noteworthy about the place.

  189. Cassie of Sydney

    “calli
    #3511109, posted on July 12, 2020 at 7:28 pm
    Yes, Cassie. Shoulders covered for a start.”

    Yep…I remember hearing a story about a rabbi at the Great Synagogue here in Sydney. It was about twenty years ago and this rabbi was about to officiate at a chuppah….anyway, the bride arrived in a rather skimpy wedding dress and the rabbi told her to go and cover her shoulders and her cleavage before he would step into the chuppah to marry them.

  190. Knuckle Dragger

    Winston,

    I thought something like that must have happened. The Ultimate Stash, I mean.

    Burn that bastard thing out of your hoof by inhaling Wild Turkey. A cure-all.

  191. Cassie of Sydney

    “To state the obvious, Caroline Overington is a piece of shit.”

    I think that is a perfect summation of Overington…given what she wrote today…it was utterly despicable..and I am not a huge fan of Morrison. I was taken aback at her piece today because Caroline is a good writer…her writing on William Tyrrell and his disappearance is very good.

  192. Geriatric Mayfly

    Legalise Sedition
    That’s sad. You wonder how long the ruins at Kiandra are going to last. The Swampy Plain and Upper Indi Rivers are beautiful areas.

    There is not a wombat hole along the Eucumbene River at Kiandra which I do not know by – multiple expletives deleted – by name. Not one square centimetre of water along there onto which I have not lobbed a fly. Fishing with moments sublime and at times hindered by temperatures just shy of absolute zero. The Kiandra pub, a gravitational black hole of excessive libation and ruin, began to fade in glory and stratospheric profits as soon as major Tumut based Snowy schemes were completed. The National Park destroyed many of the old buildings to give the snow grass and straggly eucalypts a better perspective of the river below. I once sent a letter from the Kiandra Post office. The pub was eventually restored to its former Courthouse architecture, heritage listed. It too went in the summer conflagration. We used to have access to a little red hut next to Pollock’s Creek. Another Park victim. It was the only place on earth where I have seen a Pissaphone. To go outside some nights for a leak would invite instant death. So a tin funnel with external hose attached was inserted into the wall in a quiet corner and more profits from the Kiandra pub were dispatched upon the void.

  193. johanna

    Suggestions that people should be personally liable for legitimate political activism are inherently authoritarian. However, lying which causes damage to a company is already a crime – remember the Whitehaven Coal case?

    People here seem to be annoyed that companies (including banks) have caved in to pressure from SJWs, and are seeking to punish their political opponents for their success. While it is understandable as an emotional response, it is leading, as emotional responses tend to do, towards some very nasty suggestions which would undermine political freedom for everybody.

    As for anonymity, any company that changes course in a way that materially affects the shareholders because of anonymous anything is in breach of the Corporations Act. It is a breach of their fiduciary duty. It is not the anonymous tweetheads that cause the damage – it is the large and public front organisations and people who provide companies with the cover they need.

    When you have the Mining Council and other peak bodies falling over themselves to be woke – very publicly – that is the problem, not some nitwit with a twitter account.

  194. notafan

    Threading is merely hair removal the haram way.

    M uslims are forbidden to pluck* eyebrows so threading is the way they do hair removal.

    *mo no like so revelation from A llah on the subject.

  195. dover_beach

    As Sargon says, they are gunning for Tucker with everything they have because he is the most influential commentor on TV with daylight second: https://youtube.com/watch?v=20tMSNQRffc&t=1s

  196. Knuckle Dragger

    I see the usual conspiracy theory washed up again this afternoon – that is, C19 is a deliberate release designed to infiltrate across borders and kill everyone.

    I’m just saying, and it’s just me here, that if I wanted to arrange a killer pandemic that would destroy nations I would prefer to use something that would actually kill people, not just be blamed when the people die from all the things that usually kill them with a little toehold of my invention sitting ignored in the corner.

  197. dover_beach

    As Sargon says, they are gunning for Tucker with everything they have because he is the most influential commentor on TV with daylight second:

  198. Dr Faustus

    Thompson is the CEO in the UK.

    And obviously a dim bulb.
    Deeply unlikely that Huawei’s roundeye senior management have not been thoroughly schooled on that question.

  199. Cassie:

    Well I’ve never heard of “Get Out” or “Us”….and also, isn’t Mr Peele saying that “he did not want to hire a leading man who was white.”…ahem…racist. Goodness….imagine the furore, the outcry and the screams and screeches if a white man said that about a black man.

    I posted several weeks ago with the toxic antiwhite culture in the US, that it would be a fine time for Bollywood to knock Hollywood of its own self erected pedestal.
    Hollywood has rested on its laurels for the last two decades. Nothing but woke trash and a take it or leave it arrogance from who have forgotten that they are there to serve their customers.
    Match Bollywood with British Literary talent and it just may help the Californian dinosaur to quietly expire in a dark corner somewhere.

  200. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘M uslims are forbidden to pluck* eyebrows so threading is the way they do hair removal.’

    I appreciate that nota. Not helping though – I’ll have to gulag it.

    My ladeee friend’s not on the M bus. I don’t think.

  201. Rockdoctor

    There’s nothing remarkable or noteworthy about the place.

    Stocking rate wasn’t that great from what I remember as well, few of the locals were pretty keen for a mine to kick off to supplement their incomes. The watercarter loved us, was the most work he had in years when we had 3 drill rigs going 24 hours. The only heritage that is going into a pit from what I could glean from the maps I have seen is the Labona Outstation. Doongmabulla airstrip apparently is getting a tarmac so it isn’t all doom & gloom.

  202. cohenite

    I’m just thinking out loud, but there could be a way to mitigate against this through opening up potential for law suits at the personal level.
    Say, Professor of Humanities Amy Hamilton* from the ANU signs a petition to strong arm banks not to lend to ABC company that impacts the credit rating. The adverse impact is a definable loss and therefore the firm should be able to sue Amy and he pals personally for damages. Maybe there’s some way around like this.

    You keep thinking head prefect. There are plenty of avenues for coal and coal fired power plant producers to attack sleeping shits and similar organisations; even to contest credit droughts from woke banks. But it takes a will which up to date has been haphazard at best. The case of Gloucester Resources Limited v Minister for Planning (Rocky Hill) is a case in point.

    The Rocky Hill case was brought by a local environmental group, Groundswell Gloucester, which was chaired by a Greens’ candidate, Julie Lyford. Groundswell was represented by the NSW EDO and the case was heard before Preston CJ, who had previously worked for the EDO.

    The evidence for AGW was referred to by Preston CJ in his Judgment beginning at paragraph 422. What follows is a verbatim reporting of science material from the IPCC . Gloucester Resources, the consortium behind the coal mine proposal, did not challenge any of this science. This is a great pity because most of this science is problematic. For instance, the claim at 431 that most of the atmospheric increase in CO2 has come from the anthropogenic increase in GHG (greenhouse gases) concentration has been largely refuted by a number of scientific papers and research (ie: Harde, Gloor et al, Knoor, Pettersson, Quirk, Berry, Munshi, Salby etc). The point being that despite the IPCC science asserting CO2 is the dominant GHG and has a causal correlation with temperature, if the increase in CO2 concentration is natural not anthropogenic then restricting human emissions from coal, particularly Australia’s contribution from our relatively tiny usage, is Quixotic.

    What Gloucester Resources did was to follow a narrow and previously successful defence used in a previous case in Queensland, Xstrata Coal Queensland Pty Ltd & Ors v Friends of the Earth – Brisbane Co-Op Ltd & Ors, and Department of Environment and Resource Management [2012] QLC013.

    In Xstrata The Court found ( https://www.crownlaw.qld.gov.au/resources/publications/land-court-examines-powers-in-landmark-xstrata-case):

    1 its powers and functions in recommending conditions were restricted to the extent of any inconsistent overlap with conditions imposed under the State Development Act

    2 its jurisdiction was limited as to those water issues it could consider at this stage of the project, which it suggested was undesirable

    3 global climate change issues were largely irrelevant to its decision whether to recommend the project proceed.

    Unfortunately, as Gloucester Resources shows, activist courts have now widened the criteria to the science of alarmism. Unless the companies are prepared to attack this science they will continue to lose.

  203. Nick

    My ladeee friend’s not on the M bus. I don’t think.

    Ask her if she likes to pluck. Then you will know

  204. MemoryFault

    I see the usual conspiracy theory washed up again this afternoon – that is, C19 is a deliberate release designed to infiltrate across borders and kill everyone.

    Evening Knuckles.
    Sorry, I’ve been skimming through the thread and must have missed that comment. Can you give me an approximate time when it was posted? I’d like to go back and read it.

  205. JC

    Thanks for the comment, Cronkite. The way I see it though is that “The Science” of gerbaling has or should have nothing to do with whether investors can construct a coal mine. It’s a legal product both domestically and globally legal and tradable. These things should never go to court and if they do it ought to be the investors requesting compensation for losses incurred by unethical and illegal activism.

    ——-
    There are now activist organizations now in the US and here specifically organized so as to promote boycotts. They do this through numbers – that is by having pressure placed of firms to remove advertising from the likes of Carlson because of his views.

    This isn’t one person on social media but thousands of these loons causing these serious problems. While these people (loons) have a right to advocacy, the question is if they should have a right to promote boycotts against people they disagree with.

  206. JC

    One other thing Cronkite

    I don’t see a huge difference between these boycott promotions in the present day vs mafia tactics to reduce competition in a business sector. Putting pressure on advertisers to remove ads on Carlson’s show, or else, is not dissimilar to a bunch of thugs threatening legit cartage contractors in say NYC to stay away from certain routes…. (or else). This isn’t an exercise of free speech, it’s a serious threat under the guise of the right to free speech.

  207. notafan

    KD

    It’s now fashionable for the K affir

  208. cohenite

    dover_beach
    #3511126, posted on July 12, 2020 at 7:42 pm
    As Sargon says, they are gunning for Tucker with everything they have because he is the most influential commentor on TV with daylight second:

    Big scalp for the bastards at cnn.

  209. Cassie of Sydney

    “I don’t see a huge difference between these boycott promotions in the present day vs mafia tactics to reduce competition in a business sector. Putting pressure on advertisers to remove ads on Carlson’s show, or else, is not dissimilar to a bunch of thugs threatening legit cartage contractors in say NYC to stay away from certain routes…. (or else). This isn’t an exercise of free speech, it’s a serious threat under the guise of the right to free speech.”

    Well said JC.

  210. Knuckle Dragger

    Fault,

    Somewhere around 2.00 p.m., I think.

  211. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘It’s now fashionable for the K affir’

    Ah. Of course. Along with the other trends of covering your face, and shutting up and doing as you’re told.

    Jesus wept.

  212. Steve trickler

    Breaking the Law.



  213. johanna #3511122, posted on July 12, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Summary of Joh’s comment: “Existing laws prohibit blackmailing of a business.”

    …. * phew * …nothing to worry about then.

  214. Rockdoctor

    Gloucester Coal, I am at a loss why that was never appealed. They had a slam dunk in the presiding Judge being a former member of the EDO NSW and refused to recuse himself. Then there is the science. The only thing I can think of is that Gloucester was aware of a bunch of other vexatious lawsuits being prepared in event of failure. That could be one angle of attack legislatively.

  215. Gloucester Coal, I am at a loss why that was never appealed. They had a slam dunk in the presiding Judge being a former member of the EDO NSW and refused to recuse himself. Then there is the science

    That judgment was just ridiculous.

  216. egg_

    Falconio case on 7.
    A red car at the scene before the truckie picked up Lees, with a “jelly man*” wobbling between 2 guys before the car takes off with them.
    Lees and Falconio connected to Murdoch (his blood DNA on her T-shirt) the drug runner (with $20k of cocaine in his truck at the time) via drugs?

    Were they running drugs in the Kombi Van?

    *Falconio the victim of a stabbing?

  217. Stocking rate wasn’t that great from what I remember as well

    Standard for the sort of country.
    The pulled & buffled Brigalow/Gidyea was par for the course, albeit a tad reduced due to parthenium. Somewhere around a beast to Ten acres if no suckers & carrying them as fat as anywhere in the country.
    The forest country pretty low (say a beast to Fifty acres – provided you can catch ’em!) & condition of the cattle about store-score 3 at best, with calving percentage depending on the amount of trace elements you fed ’em.

    It many years before Adani or a mine was ever imagined when I moved on to the next job.

  218. Zyconoclast

    I am not a ScoMo fan by any means

    SloMo is fair game.
    A treasonous shill.
    Deserves no sympathy.

  219. … if I wanted to arrange a killer pandemic that would destroy nations I would prefer to use something that would actually kill people,

    Quite so.

  220. egg_

    Naturally, Karate Poof’s on Overington’s team.

    Who’s this referring to, shiny @rse?

  221. Nick

    Carlton winning despite the diabolical umpires. What maggots.

  222. egg_

    Any bets on when MarkL, the former Canberra shiny @rse, will over reach in his online fantasies?

    OCO?

  223. egg_

    AKA “Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman* to the VRWC”.

    *Self styled hero.

  224. JC

    Eggles

    Marcus Adonis hasn’t shown up here, has he?

  225. egg_

    Truth is he’s a soft cushion who bears the impression of whoever last sat on him.

    Only Abbott and his era of cronies would have had the [email protected] to stand up to the Globalists.

  226. egg_

    Marcus Adonis hasn’t shown up here, has he?

    Mini Moke
    P76
    Pig hunting
    Go all the way back to the MarkL persona.

  227. Tinta, I’ve been looking for a higher resolution copy of that photo for yonks. Thanks, I can use this one as a template.

  228. Joanne Lee’s is coming across as a nasty piece of work.

  229. Tintarella di Luna

    Markson did well to tease out statements from Greg Hunt that clearly indicate that Andrews and seven dwarfs haven’t been contract tracing every case and are not keeping tabs on positives who are meant to be in isolation.

    Thanks Farmer Gez — that that information isn’t shouted from the rooftops by the Federal Government is interesting, if the shoe were on the other foot the Libs would be getting a relentless kicking but they continue to play nice – why?

  230. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Who’s this referring to, shiny @rse?’

    I see Ms ’91kg of lean muscle’ not only wants a stoush on a Sunday night but wants help to do it.

    Fer Chrissake. Again, if it makes you happy.

    I am in fact MarkL. And Mk50. Both of those people at the same time, I am. I’m also Anne and Iampeter and Ed Case and Sal and Rockdoctor.

    And Spartacus. I’m especially Spartacus. Oh – and Delcon, who reminds me of you.

    No w Arky’s indisposed I suppose I’m the lucky one who gets your attention, as that it. Little girl wanting attention?

    Not once have I gone out of my way to give you the time. I don’t mind you having a swing, but at least know that there are ten year old girls out there that hand out better insults.

  231. Tel

    I am not a ScoMo fan by any means

    Who to replace him with? Back in 2016 Abbott was the best of a bad lot but we took a step backwards with Turnbull.

    Where to from here, huh? Huh?!?

  232. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Joanne Lee’s is coming across as a nasty piece of work.

    Not watching the programme, but I’m just remembering all the campaign stirred up against Lindy Chamberlain. “Azaria” was supposed to mean “sacrifice in the wilderness..”

  233. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Oooooh! OCO! Shiny arse! I’ve started a fight on my own! Come help!’

  234. Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested 9 days ago and she hasn’t split the beans.

    She’s seeking bail and denies the charges.

    No deals, no kids in tunnels.

    That’s actually a good thing.

    The Daily Mail did have “an anonymous ex friend of Maxwell and Epstein and jewel thief with a cool name” who reckons who has been shown tapes of various (un-named) world leaders having relations with minors, even 3, 4 5+ at a time.

  235. NoFixedAddress #3510925, posted on July 12, 2020 at 4:20 pm
    Sal
    How is the re-opening going?

    Going exactly as expected.

    Cops call twice per day trying to catch us with someone inside who hasn’t signed in properly, or catch us with one person too many.
    Cops now refuse to sign the attendance register.

    Only had one cop demand my name, contact details & date of birth.
    The cop also got my new & improved spiel unloaded on him – this was not well received.

    Cops also unimpressed at some ancillary signage of my own I’ve posted.
    Tough luck, I’ll keep it posted on the walls.

    At least one late night visit from OLGR for a thorough inspection of the Covidsafe accreditation of all safe, plus intense scrutiny of everybody’s RSA & “training” records.

    No sign of the Fire Brigade yet. No real surprise, they’re usually as late to a regulatory party as Bubba Wallace is to a Nascar finish line.

    Other authorities grinding their teeth that I’ve no yet exposed myself to their depredations. (eg, health inspector)

    So yeah, going pretty much as expected.

  236. Rockdoc:

    JC totally agree totally on liability. Especially if it involves malicious hearsay or dishonesty.

    I also agree with JC, but pondered for several minutes to reply as I will probably be accused of wanting to bask in the reflected light of his gloriously polished arse.
    Nevertheless, it is a realistic riposte to Lawfare. Make these pricks responsible for the damage to the company’s bottom line, to the citizens who lose out on jobs, the owners who see their losses of their efforts, and the poor buggers in other countries – often on the shitty side of the poverty line – who are forced to the decision of paying higher prices for power, or a meal a day less.

  237. Boambee John

    This isn’t one person on social media but thousands of these loons causing these serious problems. While these people (loons) have a right to advocacy, the question is if they should have a right to promote boycotts against people they disagree with.

    Wasn’t there a section of the Trade Practices Act that covered this kind of thing? Secondary boycotts?

  238. Jizz Laine Max Swell was arrested 9 days ago and she hasn’t split the beans.

    She’s seeking bail and denies the charges.

    No deals, no kids in tunnels.

    That’s actually a good thing.

    The Daily Wail did have “an anonymous ex friend of Max Swell and Ypstine and jewel thief with a cool name” who reckons who has been shown tapes of various (un-named) world leaders having “relations with miners”, even 3, 4 5+ at a time.

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