Open Forum: August 1, 2020

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  1. egg_

    You do realise too, that the HC reviewed the BRADLEY MANNING case and refused leave to appeal?

    The OHS Clipboard is a law expert?
    The throng of lawyers here will follow with baited breath.

  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Yes..

    The prison lawyer’s TV show said it was all wrong.

  3. Leigh Lowe

    Mr egg QC, of The Old Bailey!!
    Come on down!!

  4. Makka

    Why don’t you grab your mate, impotent prawn, who set her off on this destructive path April last year?

    MF, wtf did he say that could possibly initiate her actions?

  5. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘What’s the bet Marcus Adonis/Manuel Ute has a head like a cabbage?’

    Look. I’m the first to admit I’m not the best looking bloke in Australia.

    I reckon I’m about fourth.

  6. egg_

    Plus body language.

    Another straw man.

  7. egg_

    Look.

    Yet another order, Sergeant Major?

  8. egg_

    Mr egg QC, of The Old Bailey!!

    Now the clown is projecting.
    Sad.

  9. Knuckle Dragger

    Makka;

    Fault believes with all his heart that his ‘near and dear’ whoever was set off by a person she’d never met from the other side of the country, responding to her repeated demands that a bunch of other people she’d never met immediately conform to and applaud her own promoted lifestyle and that of her circle of believers, while heartily (and personally) abusing everyone who voiced dissent, by referring to her as a:

    ‘Degenerate Kiwi filthbot’.

    I know right?

  10. Gab:

    It’s almost midnight here and there’s some dumb bird chortling away in a tree. Sounds like a magpie/ WTF is wrong with it?! Bruce, get in here and explain this.

    No need for Bruce, Gab.
    The possum keeps waking it up and asking it “You awake?”

  11. egg_

    MatrixTransform
    #3533601, posted on August 3, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Joining the clown posse?

  12. You are all degenerate commie filthbots to me.

    Now, back to my rainwater and pure grain alcohol.

  13. BrettW

    Good articles and comments over at the Oz on Folau not taking the knee and by Chris Mitchell on BLM. Perhaps Bandana man should read the Mitchell article.

    Bandana man not doing well in the comments about Folau.

  14. egg_

    BRADLEY MANNING still in the slammer.

    He’ll probably die there – of cancer – Ladies Pages.

  15. Top Ender

    Dan the man with bad plan

    Andrew Bolt

    The Andrews government has failed at every turn to prevent the pandemic from crippling Victoria. Time for a new strategy

    VICTORIA, do not accept this! There is a better and cheaper way to save the state – and the country. Desperate to seem tough as the virus rages, the Andrews government yesterday imposed more of the kind of policies that failed last time, at a catastrophic cost. More shops closed, more people shut in homes, more jobs destroyed. A curfew even! If you think this government knows best, consider this: two weeks ago, it told Melburnians to stay at home and wear face masks outside, selling those bits of cloth as the essential lifesaver. Instead, the virus outbreak got worse. Another 671 new infections yesterday, seven more people dead (all 70s and older). It is now urgent the Victorian government fix the glaring failures of its policies.

    TOUGHER QUARANTINE

    Nothing is more important than keeping infected people away from the rest of us. But the government didn’t just let the virus get out of its quarantine hotels. On Wednesday, Premier Daniel Andrews said health teams physically checked on just 269 homes of the more than 5500 people who had tested positive and should be in quarantine. On Friday, they checked about 500 homes of the then 6000 people infected and found one in four of people not home. In fact, this government still allows the sick to exercise outside. Bizarre. Solution: we should follow the example of Taiwan, which has about our population but just nine deaths. Phone every infected person twice a day to make sure they’re at home, and near their mobile phone. Track that phone so the instant that person steps outside, it generates a warning to go back. Send the police if that phone is not answered or the sick person leaves home. And if anyone sick breaks quarantine, lock them in a hospital.

    SAVE THE VULNERABLE FIRST

    Second priority, after quarantining the sick, is protecting those most likely to die. We don’t crash this economy just to stop the young getting a stuffy nose. Most people dying of this virus are over

    80. More than two thirds dying in this Victorian wave are in aged care homes. But more bungling: the Morrison and Victorian governments let the virus get into more than 80 nursing homes. Surely, putting a tighter lock on those homes makes more sense than trying to stop all infections by shutting businesses. Note: 40 per cent of aged care home residents die within nine months. The average stay is just under three years. So Victoria’s bans are doing huge damage to – essentially – save aged care residents from dying a few months earlier.

    HELP VULNERABLE STAY HOME

    The virus is also killing old Australians not in nursing homes. To save lives, we need a giant meals-onwheels service to do their shopping, and run their errands. It could also help quarantined people to stay home. Taiwan has such a service. South Korea sends people in quarantine food parcels.

    BETTER TESTS

    Premier Andrews boasts that Victoria has Australia’s highest rate of testing for the virus – one in four people tested. But it also has more deaths than all other states combined. It seems these tests are pretty useless. That’s because it can take sick people days to get tested, and – officially – one to three more days to get their results. Most people go to work while waiting for the results. But virus loads are highest in the first three days of feeling sick. That’s when you’re at your most infectious. We need faster tests. There are some – less sensitive than the Government’s swabin-your-nose, but good enough to detect when you’re most infectious, including a simple and cheap spit test that you can do at home, with results in 20 minutes. Results when you need them. Workplaces could insist you show that morning’s test before letting you in.

    OPEN RESTAURANTS

    Andrews made this startling admission in announcing further bans on home visitors: “That’s where the transmission is. It’s not in cafes and restaurants, but it is in small numbers in people’s homes.” He said at home you let your guard down. But restaurants had staff who supervised social distancing and wiped surfaces.

    Taiwan didn’t close restaurants, and nor did Japan. Our own bans cause maximum pain for minimum gain. Tens of thousands of people are out of a job, under stress. More will now join them.

    More of these same policies in Victoria is unacceptable. Time to change strategy.

  16. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘He’ll probably die there – of cancer’

    Good. Pancreatic cancer, with a bit of luck.

  17. MemoryFault

    wtf did he say that could possibly initiate her actions?

    Long story Makka, which has been fully discussed here before, and which I have no intention of covering again now. I’m only hanging around at the moment because there’s two Cats I want to get in touch with, and for for assorted reasons this is the only way possible.

  18. egg_

    was set off by a person she’d never met from the other side of the country, responding to her repeated demands that a bunch of other people she’d never met immediately conform to and applaud her own promoted lifestyle and that of her circle of believers, while heartily (and personally) abusing everyone who voiced dissent

    A red rag to a homophobe like Marcus Adonis?

  19. Struth

    Good morning Rick.
    Struth got one bit partly wrong. The “10% unemployed” does not include those on Jobkeeper, or those on Jobseeker as a result of the lockdown in March. Add in the Jobseeker plus at least half of the jobkeeper lot and you have over a quarter of the non PS workforce unemployed.

    That’s worse than at the height of the Great Depression, and that is what is coming to a reality near you very soon.

    I agree it’s going to be a disaster.
    My calculations are based on best case scenario so no one can accuse me of exaggerating.

  20. egg_

    Good. Pancreatic cancer, with a bit of luck.

    Ladies Pages confirmed.

  21. MatrixTransform

    Joining the clown posse?

    I’d have to check but, preety sure the Cardigan Commando charter says that all CC members have automatic affiliate membership of the Clown Posse (CP).

    mother and father were both clowns, and their ancestors were clowns too.

    I come from a long line of clowns

  22. feelthebern

    The cancel culture movement is going after Joe Rogan & his posse.
    But he doesn’t give a shit.
    He just retweeted this.

    Joe Rogan Retweeted
    Sarah Beattie
    @nachosarah
    my mom asked me if I was a lesbian and I was like no way I love big fat cocks in my mouth and she still got upset

  23. Some History

    From Saint Pirate of Tosser


    Peter FitzSimons
    @Peter_Fitz
    1h
    What would God want? The God I remember from Peats Ridge Sunday School would be on the side of those taking action to defend those being bullied. Just a thought… Folau only player not to take a knee as Super League returns

    https://twitter.com/Peter_Fitz/status/1290090952879566848?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

  24. feelthebern

    They can’t take down Rogan, so they’ve gone after:
    * Joey Diaz;
    * Chris D’Elia;
    * Bryan Callen.

    Who next, Eddie Bravo ?

  25. Megan:

    I’m swinging wildly from raging to resigned misery. Lack of sleep will do that.
    We have panicked and overreacted to this particular virus. It’s a failure at every single level, medical economic, political, personal and moral. The TGA and it’s reaction to HCQ as a possible treatment is utterly reprehensible.

    Not at the Cat – from just about the word “go”, just about everyone was herd immunity and look after the at risk people.
    Had we been in charge of the government response, the would have been NO government response.
    China sent this damn virus out, and our bloody leaders used it to destroy the economy just to pursue their personal and political agendas.

  26. Leigh Lowe

    Nope, only thought it was an NT thing. If he’s exhausted his appeals you need very compelling evidence. That’s swayed me against our Brad. I should have assumed it was game over given the age of the matter. Mea culpa, mea culpa maxima.

    Don’t be coming in here throwing around your fancy pants French legalese you ipso fucto caveat emperor!

  27. H B Bear

    Pirate Pete speaking for God now! What a truly insufferable wanker he is.

  28. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Had we been in charge of the government response, the would have been NO government response.
    China sent this damn virus out, and our bloody leaders used it to destroy the economy just to pursue their personal and political agendas.’

    Amen.

    Appeasement of projected voter blocs, and deflection onto others. That’s all this is about.

    History will judge this crop of scrawling orangutangs very, very badly.

  29. Leigh Lowe

    I’d have to check but, preety sure the Cardigan Commando charter says that all CC members have automatic affiliate membership of the Clown Posse (CP).

    mother and father were both clowns, and their ancestors were clowns too.

    I come from a long line of clowns

    Check the latest minutes, Matrix.
    Associate membership is conferred upon anyone who identifies as a clown.
    Tough gig.
    Not as easy as it sounds.
    Big shoes to fill.
    .
    Bwah ha ha ha.
    Big shoes!
    Geddit??

  30. Leigh Lowe

    Had we been in charge of the government response, the would have been NO government response.

    Well, almost none.
    I would throw some cash at over 70’s and otherwise compromised people to stay out of the firing line.
    But that is it.

  31. All Viccos holding our breaths waiting for the hammer to fall.
    Be nice,Dan, we’ll behave!
    Please, don’t hurt us!

  32. Leigh Lowe

    H B Bear

    #3533653, posted on August 3, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Pirate Pete speaking for God now! What a truly insufferable wanker he is.

    Close, but not quite how it works.
    God sends his first drafts to the Poyret for approval.
    Jeez, how much space is Easy Flowers taking up under the bandana.
    Easy totally owns the Poyret.

  33. Leigh Lowe

    I’m only hanging around at the moment because there’s two Cats I want to get in touch with, and for for assorted reasons this is the only way possible.

    I’m freeeee!
    Pick me, pick me, pick me!
    Pretty sure bundyrum is available too.

  34. dover_beach

    Peter FitzSimons
    @Peter_Fitz
    1h
    What would God want? The God I remember from Peats Ridge Sunday School would be on the side of those taking action to defend those being bullied. Just a thought

    How dumb must he be to not see that precisely what he is doing here is bullying Folau to take the knee, and to miss this when Folau is the only one here standing apart.

  35. egg_

    MatrixTransform
    #3533601, posted on August 3, 2020 at 12:14 pm

  36. Barry

    Struth
    #3533644, posted on August 3, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    I agree it’s going to be a disaster.
    My calculations are based on best case scenario so no one can accuse me of exaggerating.

    Struth, it’s not a disaster, it’s a catastrophe. Not just for now, but for all the future maladies (medical and social, real and imaginary) that will receive the same government response.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    How dumb must he be to not see that precisely what he is doing here is bullying Folau to take the knee, 

    Yes.
    More ironing than a Chinese laundry.

  38. Leigh Lowe

    Snowflakes predicted for Victoria tomorrow.

  39. Entropy

    I guess Pirate Pete’s Sunday School didn’t teach about Shadrack, Meshack and Abendigo and the burning firey furnace.
    Or those Ten Commandments either come to think about it.

  40. Entropy

    Daniel and the lion’s den?

  41. Leigh Lowe

    I’m only hanging around at the moment because there’s two Cats I want to get in touch with, and for for assorted reasons this is the only way possible.

    Decoded.
    I have tried to get a hold of a couple of Cats’ personal email addresses but they have “forgotten” to provide them.

  42. Leigh Lowe

    Yeah, thanks Steve.
    That was nice.

  43. min

    More of Disaster Dan’s stuff ups . In the nursing homes where staff were infected with virus and unable to work teams of ADF were sent in to help, doctors had to triage patients that is for medical or to be left. A very short time to make decision seeing up to 100 a day, no contact with relatives . A friend of a medico relative of mine was told this story of what they had to do .
    Although politicians are telling us now is not the time to demand answers from Andrews, he will just shut down Parliament to prev ent Scrutiny we cannot go on with gang of 8 for another 2 plus years.

  44. Tom

    Now, back to my rainwater and pure grain alcohol.

    Dot, as a fellow lover of Doctor Strangelove, you are a man after my own heart. Greatest black comedy ever made, thanks to the genius of Terry Southern, who, like Hunter S. Thompson. treated his body like a stolen car and died too young.

  45. Calli:

    Mater, it’s interesting to observe the way the thinking on the issue is falling, even on this blog.
    Who to believe? A statement by “experts” or our own experience and common sense?

    Since the global warming/WZV debacles have happened, expert/scientist respect has taken a hiding that will take generations to recover.

    The charlatans inhabiting our formerly respected upper echelons need the enema of honesty sent at hypersonic speeds through their minds.

    Nah. Too verbose.
    Purge them all. Just to be sure.

  46. Dr Faustus

    Victoria 24h coronavirus cases: 429.
    Still in the slot for exponential growth.

    Locking citizens in their homes can be expected to significantly reduce the rate of walk-in/drive-in covid testing – because inconvenience and fear of police/fines for being out and about. You would expect this to particularly reduce the detection rate of mild-symptom and asymptomatic infections.

    Net result:

    – Decline in reported covid numbers;
    – Validation of inspired covid management strategy;
    – Hearty self-congratulation amongst the political elite.

    Followed by the Third Wave.

  47. Megan

    Not at the Cat – from just about the word “go”, just about everyone was herd immunity and look after the at risk people.

    Exactly. When Nicola Roxon and PM Rimmer made better choices with the deadlier SARS in 2011-12, you can understand just how far we have fallen from mediocre in our elected dumbpersons.

    If they had called in the Cat swat team or even the clown posse and cardigan militia at the beginning, we in the leper colony would most certainly not be repeating the lockdown insanity into the 7th month.

  48. areff

    About Terry Southern, what Tom said.

  49. Megan

    And, if you overcook the response in declaring a disaster when it clearly, empirically, is not, then you are exactly like the boy who cried wolf.

  50. Struth

    Net result:

    – Decline in reported covid numbers;
    – Validation of inspired covid management strategy;
    – Hearty self-congratulation amongst the political elite.

    Followed by the Third Wave.

    And not a journalist willing to comment on testing numbers versus detection of Cases.
    Not a journalist asking who is sick out of those cases, how many dying of what age, nothing.
    THIS IS A FUCKING FRAUD.
    Stop with the incompetence shit.

  51. Geriatric Mayfly

    Snowflakes predicted for Victoria tomorrow.

    The current satellite pic at windy.com reveals a vortex lurking and one with a particularly nasty profile. Its western tail draws air up from Antarctica.

  52. Not at the Cat – from just about the word “go”, just about everyone was herd immunity and look after the at risk people.

    Which, based on the Swedish experience, would have had the following results –
    1. Five times the number of cases per head of population than Australia.
    2. Eleven times the number of deaths per head of population than Australia.

    And the economic results are worse in Sweden

    The country’s central bank estimates GDP will fall by 4-6%, depending on a second wave of infections. Unemployment is expected to peak at between 9-11%, cushioned by a fall in labour-force participation as Swedes leave the labour market entirely.
    In comparison, Australia’s treasury expects the unemployment rate here to peak at 9.25%, and for GDP to fall by 2.5%.

    Got any other ideas?

  53. Leigh Lowe

    The current satellite pic at windy.com reveals a vortex lurking and one with a particularly nasty profile. Its western tail draws air up from Antarctica.

    Yes.
    At the moment it is whistling under my door and up my trouser leg.

  54. Boambee John:

    At last the bin chicken gets it!
    Socialist Unity picked a marginalised group and smeared then, in this case by involving them in a political demonstration led by fascists.

    …and what a delicious little nugget that was! Worth delving through rotten fish heads, over salted cold chips, a melange of week old coffee, rat shit and Sydney Morning Heralds.
    I fear it may not sit well bin chickens guts, though.

    Stand well back.

  55. MemoryFault

    the leper colony would most certainly not be repeating the lockdown insanity into the 7th month.

    Good afternoon Megan.
    Hang in there. The first Five Year Plan Federal Budget is due to be brought down on October 6, by the National Cabinet government.
    I strongly suspect after that things will be very different. Worse for everybody overall but but better as far as some personal freedoms go, for those of you down in Victoriastan.

  56. Makka

    And the economic results are worse in Sweden –

    No worse than and in fact better than other countries in Europe.

    Always check the communist’s stats and posts for Lies. It’s in his DNA.

  57. Struth

    I wrote this on the other site, scroll if you want, plenty of pixels left.
    Karens and Darrens (thanks to Megan for the “Darren”)

    Many people have different ideas to what a Karen is, but all come to basically the same conclusion….
    A woman in a state of hysterics berating other people with an attitude she would never contemplate possessing in the male dominated world outside of the west, the only civilisation that would tolerate her behaviour for a second.
    Darrens are the male version.

    Karens and Darrens are now the eyes and ears of the government’s stasi.
    Volunteer forces to help impose strict tyranny over others.

    What drives the hysteria and need to want to volunteer as the tyrannical government’s mask and social distancing enforcement squads?

    Fear ,of course, creates hysteria in many, and the ancient Greeks first used the word to describe the behaviour of women who felt fear and felt threatened.

    Hey don’t shoot the messenger , those bloody ancient Greeks were all Misogynist pigs in my view.
    Disgusting!
    And remember it’s not all women, by far.
    We are talking about Karens and Darrens specifically.

    But I will stick my neck on the block regarding the percentage of women who are involved in Virtue signalling.
    And you are being dishonest if you think I’m being over the top here, you know it is true.

    This is where the subject matter is not relevant, never was, but what is relevant is to be seen by those they know as being an angelic person who wishes only love and joy upon the world, like some moronic beauty pageant contestant of yore, who answers the question regarding her one wish with “world peace” or “no hunger” and then goes behind the stage and immediately has a bitch fight with another contestant.
    While starving herself.
    Virtue signalling is a sickness consuming many women and some men.
    You are being totally dishonest if you deny this.
    It’s akin to being a man denying he likes porn,……..
    Well, personally, I see no need for it………so moving right along.

    This fear induced hysteria coupled with virtue signalling at the expense of the reality we find ourselves, helps and indeed drives the tyranny.
    And tyrants have used it before to take over, just as they are doing now.

    And a potent weapon it is.

    The facts are facts.

    Compared to Covid 19 the death rates caused by suicide from the tyrannical actions of government are huge.
    Without taking tyranny into account, the imprisonments and Curfews, the separation of families, etc and just the economic damage, data from the Medical Journal of Australia shows that through the GFC in Australia, which had negligible effects on our Country due to the mining boom at the time, a 1.8 % increase in unemployment caused on average over two years, an EXTRA 350 suicides per year.
    Then we were still free.
    Then old people could be visited.
    Then people could leave their homes unmasked and stay out later than 8 pm.
    Etc.

    Lets leave all other suicide creating policy aside and extrapolate that we will at least reach an extra 10% unemployment rate.
    That correlates to an extra 1750 deaths per year, just relying on unemployment figures.
    Now add on the mental health issues created by tyranny, and oddly the adverse effect it actually has on the isolated non visited old person in an old folks home.
    Remember, these are the people the government is crushing us all to save.
    They have been committing suicide more than usual as an insider has told me.
    No family visits, scared and confused, helpless in a covid 1984 world, scared for their families as well, taking their own lives.

    And then government counts that suicide as a covid death!?
    Would you put it past them?

    One of those deaths the MSM never elaborate on.

    Never a name, hardly ever an age, nothing about them, how nice they were, you know all the things that would help them scare you even more.
    Nope…..silence on the victims.

    So the people they are meaning to save (or the bullshit reason given) are dying from their actions and so are, and will, thousands more.
    Thousands more than the virus ever will.
    Thousands more young dads, teenagers, people in the prime of their lives.
    Death by jumping in front of trains has soared in Melbourne.
    If you think this year alone, government tyrannical behaviour hasn’t been responsible for at least 3000 non covid deaths, you are kidding yourself.
    In Australia alone.

    Now back to Karens and Darrens.

    Are you going to let these Karens and Darrens scream you into submission?
    They virtue signal at the expense of thousands of lives, each K&D partly responsible for all of them in doing so, and indeed in the end, the destruction of our entire civilisation.

    Virtue signalling is the sickness that can kill thousands and thousands, hysterical virtue signalling will bring down the greatest civilisation in the history of the world.
    Confront these people on line and in real life with their hypocrisy and throw their false concern for others straight back at them.
    They support tyranny then they support the misery and killing of thousands, (in Russia and other places of course it ran to millions)
    Actively.
    Much more death than a cold virus could ever achieve.
    How dare these people chastise you!!
    They need to wear their disgusting hypocrisy, in front of all.

  58. stackja

    Shannon Deery: Stage 4 shows Daniel Andrews has finally lost control of coronavirus crisis
    Unlike previous promises we’ll get through this unscathed, there was no such assurance with the announcement of harsh Stage 4 measures. And why should there be, on this, our third, desperate shot at lockdown, writes Shannon Deery.

    Shannon Deery, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only
    |
    August 3, 2020 7:48am

    DISASTER.

    The last thing Daniel Andrews wanted to do was to move us to stage four, and concede he’d lost control of this crisis.

    But declaring a state of disaster on Sunday the Premier had to admit defeat.

    Australia’s highest paid premier has led us to the worst possible outcome.

    Students will suffer. Old people will suffer. Young kids will suffer. Families will suffer. Single people will suffer. The lonely will suffer.

    Every single Victorian will suffer.

  59. Leigh Lowe

    So, The Big Websites (plural) will be weleased on October 7th then Faulty?

  60. Socialist Unity picked a marginalised group and smeared then, in this case by involving them in a political demonstration led by fascists.

    So the BLM people went on a recruitment drive through the Melbourne towers and signed the inhabitants up to join the demonstrations?

    This is Catallaxy, but some of the stuff you post is beyond fantasy.

  61. Geriatric Mayfly

    Yes.
    At the moment it is whistling under my door and up my trouser leg.

    I’ve heard of ferrets in those nether parts, best you keep checking for penguins.

  62. incoherent rambler

    I guess the Vik CMO didn’t take that oath that includes the bit about “First, do no harm“.

  63. incoherent rambler

    Primum non nocere

  64. stackja

    srael Folau declines to kneel in anti-racism protest
    Israel Folau’s coach has offered some insight into why he opted not to take a knee in a Super League anti-racism protest.

    AFP, The Australian
    Subscriber only
    |
    August 3, 2020 11:56am

    Former Wallabies forward and Nine columnist Peter FitzSimons was among those who questioned Folau’s non-actions.

  65. Leigh Lowe

    Socialist Unity picked a marginalised group and smeared then, in this case by involving them in a political demonstration led by fascists.

    That is actually what happened.
    SU looks a tiny bit too white-bread and needed the street-cred of some dusky faces in the crowd.
    They “reached out” via the Flem-Ken Communidy Legal Service for some suitable houso bit players.
    Of course, the tall singleted ones were up for it because it was a day out giving lip to coppers totally risk free (legally that is).

  66. Geriatric Mayfly

    the leper colony would most certainly not be repeating the lockdown insanity into the 7th month.

    When will a colonialist Saint Damien come among us?

  67. Mater

    So the BLM people went on a recruitment drive through the Melbourne towers and signed the inhabitants up to join the demonstrations?

    Oh look, Bob. An article in REDFLAG, a ‘Socialist Alliance’ publication.

    Read it and weep.

    “I’ve seen first-hand the brutal treatment of the area’s migrant community by Victoria Police. In December 2017, I helped organise a protest against local neo-Nazi and white nationalist crowds who had descended on Flemington to hear far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos speak at a venue just across the road from the biggest public housing estate.

    I was deeply moved when public housing tenants and sympathetic locals joined our protest against the far-right rally taking place on their doorsteps. They chanted side by side with us and confronted the right wing immigrant-haters who’d come to Flemington to hear Yiannopoulos speak.

    And you think they weren’t ‘roped in’ or involved in the BLM protests?

  68. Snoopy

    How many black lives were extinguished because Israel Folau refused to kneel at Headingley?

  69. Dr Faustus

    In comparison, Australia’s treasury expects the unemployment rate here to peak at 9.25%, and for GDP to fall by 2.5%.

    True.
    However, this cheery outlook ignores a couple of fun features:

    1) Treasury’s GDP Forecast:

    Real GDP is forecast to have experienced its sharpest fall on record in the June quarter.
    Activity is expected to pick up in the September quarter and beyond, with the easing of
    restrictions in most parts of the country

    Nobody believed this – even before Victoria became an economic black hole.

    2) Australian Government Spending:

    Underlying cash balance ($b) 2019-20: -85.8; 2020-21: -184.5
    Per cent of GDP 2019-20: -4.3%; 2020-21: -9.7%

    Contrast;

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The Swedish government on Monday [March 2020] presented a package of measures worth more than 300 billion Swedish crowns ($30.94 billion) to support the economy in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

  70. Leigh Lowe

    Snoopy

    #3533713, posted on August 3, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    How many black lives were extinguished because Israel Folau refused to kneel at Headingley?

    Not sure about black lives, but one red bandana spontaneously combusted.

  71. Sinclair Davidson

    Gentlepeople – please. I have asked very nicely that a particular topic be avoided. Please honour my request.

  72. incoherent rambler

    When I am president (after the initial execution rate settles down), it will be “get back to work and generate some taxes, if too many taxpayers die then we will re-evaluate”.

  73. Leigh Lowe

    I’ve heard of ferrets in those nether parts, best you keep checking for penguins.

    I used to keep penguins but I really don’t like them.
    Too oily on the palate.

  74. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #3533647, posted on August 3, 2020 at 12:46 pm
    The cancel culture movement is going after Joe Rogan & his posse.
    But he doesn’t give a shit.
    He just retweeted this.

    Joe Rogan Retweeted
    Sarah Beattie
    @nachosarah
    my mom asked me if I was a lesbian and I was like no way I love big fat cocks in my mouth and she still got upset”

    This is why I love Rogan…..he shows exactly how you treat the adherents and spruikers of cancel culture…you throw it back at them.

  75. Old School Conservative

    Huge quantities of “likes” in the Australian, for posts supporting Folau and criticising FitzSimons.
    Perhaps the quiet majority is finding more avenues to express themselves.

  76. areff

    From Overland, spigot of leftoid bilge and, therefore, richly supported by the Australia Council:

    Milo had chosen a boxing ring come wedding reception centre for his meeting on Racecourse Road, just opposite the flats. For residents, it was a direct provocation. ‘They could have had anywhere in the CBD,’ said one local, ‘but they chose to have their white supremacy meeting in our backyard. That’s why we came to join you.’ Migrant kids wheeled around on O-Bikes chanting ‘Nazis Out!’ Older women in hijabs climbed on fences and tram stops and hurled insults at Milo’s supporters. A high school student took a snapchat of a Milo fan in a Make America Great Again cap and sent it around to hundreds of their classmates, urging them to come to the protest to ‘fight Trump supporters’. For more than five hours, the left and residents of the flats stood together against reactionary politics in Australia.

  77. Leigh Lowe

    Old School Conservative

    #3533724, posted on August 3, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Huge quantities of “likes” in the Australian, for posts supporting Folau and criticising FitzSimons.
    Perhaps the quiet majority is finding more avenues to express themselves.

    OSC.
    “Huge quantities” is somewhat of an understatement.
    I scrolled through the more than 200 comments and every one supported Easy Flowers and/or gave Fitzsimian another whack where the Frogs got him.

  78. Knuckle Dragger

    On This Day:

    ‘1857 – Indian Rebellion: An eight-day siege by a force of more than 10,000 against a fortified outbuilding occupied by 68 British troops ended when a relief party dispersed the besiegers’

    The Great Menulog Hack of 1857. Remember it well.

  79. Cassie of Sydney

    areff
    #3533727, posted on August 3, 2020 at 2:10 pm
    From Overland, spigot of leftoid bilge and, therefore, richly supported by the Australia Council:”

    Whilst Quadrant had its funding pulled…under a so called LNP government.

  80. Leigh Lowe

    Joe Rogan Retweeted
    Sarah Beattie
    @nachosarah
    my mom asked me if I was a lesbian and I was like no way I love big fat cocks in my mouth and she still got upset”

    Look, I’m asking for a friend here, but does anyone have Sarah’s phone number?

  81. Leigh Lowe

    ‘1857 – Indian Rebellion: An eight-day siege by a force of more than 10,000 against a fortified outbuilding occupied by 68 British troops ended when a relief party dispersed the besiegers’

    Indeed.
    The crisis was only averted when General Custer arrived from The Alamo with reinforcements.

  82. incoherent rambler

    Lest I accidentally offend, can someone briefly tell me the topic that Sinclair doth refer.

  83. Delta A

    South Australia has two new covid cases. Restrictions returning: as of tomorrow only 10 people allowed to gather at home, down from 50.

    There goes son in law’s 60th birthday party next Saturday.

  84. And you think they weren’t ‘roped in’ or involved in the BLM protests?

    Bob don’t know da streets.

  85. Geriatric Mayfly:

    Monarchs produce ejaculate in huge impenetrably wrapped packages call ‘spermatophores…
    The tough packaging of a spermatophore is designed to delay the female from mating with a rival. No natural chemicals can dissolve it (in a laboratory, scientists use boiling concentrated sulphuric acid); but it is desposited in the bursa copulatrix of the female which has a ‘row of chintinous teeth on either side of the organ.’ In other words the female possesses that Freudian nightmare, the vagina dentata, and chomps her way through the the indigestible wrapping.

    I want to know how they collect the spermatophores.
    No, really I do.
    Or maybe not.
    No pictures please.

  86. Leigh Lowe

    incoherent rambler
    #3533738, posted on August 3, 2020 at 2:34 pm
    Lest I accidentally offend, can someone briefly tell me the topic that Sinclair doth refer.

    Not sure.
    I think he is referring to macroeconomic theory.
    Best not bring it up.
    It’s not that sort of blog.
    Or it could be the future of “Married at First Sight” under Stage 4 restrictions.

  87. Beloved Maximum Leader Andrews to take the podium at 3.15pm
    #excitement

  88. Cassie of Sydney

    “incoherent rambler
    #3533738, posted on August 3, 2020 at 2:34 pm
    Lest I accidentally offend, can someone briefly tell me the topic that Sinclair doth refer.”

    Vietnam.

  89. Leigh Lowe

    but it is desposited in the bursa copulatrix of the female which has a ‘row of chintinous teeth on either side of the organ.’ In other words the female possesses that Freudian nightmare, the vagina dentata, and chomps her way through the the indigestible wrapping.

    Are we still talking about Sarah Beattie?

  90. Leigh Lowe

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3533746, posted on August 3, 2020 at 2:41 pm
    “incoherent rambler
    #3533738, posted on August 3, 2020 at 2:34 pm
    Lest I accidentally offend, can someone briefly tell me the topic that Sinclair doth refer.”

    Vietnam.

    Bwah, ha, ha, ha.
    If only.

  91. incoherent rambler

    thanks cassie

  92. Struth

    South Australia has two new covid cases. Restrictions returning: as of tomorrow only 10 people allowed to gather at home, down from 50.

    There goes son in law’s 60th birthday party next Saturday.

    And on it will go, and in every state, theatre here, theatre there, you won’t know if your coming or going and you’ll be willing to do anything they say to make it stop, but it won’t.

  93. Leigh Lowe

    rambler.
    Go to the top of page 4.

  94. Infidel Tiger King

    Alex Salvi
    @alexsalvinews
    ·
    Aug 1
    BREAKING: James Murdoch resigns from News Corp citing disagreements over certain editorial content published by the company’s news outlets.

    https://twitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1289312246376443907

  95. incoherent rambler

    Beloved Maximum Leader Andrews to take the podium at 3.15pm

    To apply more “dentistry without anesthetic” to the VIK economy.

    The screams evoke memories of a rap song.

  96. areff

    Cassie, speaking only for myself, happy to forego taxpayer dollars — but only so long as ever other publication does too.

  97. Top Ender

    Victorians starting to turn on Chairman Dan:

    The Victorian premier could have run for prime minister in April and won.

    Back then, the real prime minister was recovering from a series of bungles from our wretched bushfire season.

    And his initial handling of the virus wasn’t much better.

    In Victoria, we came, we saw, we conquered.

    But then we didn’t.

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing and the clock cannot be turned back.

    The premier wallowed in his glory and then tossed us to the wolves with his handling of the hotel quarantine debacle.

    Then he blamed us. He blamed people who were forced by him to close their businesses and sack their staff.

    Now he pays Victorians lip service as he demands more businesses to close and effectively sentences us all to home detention for God knows how long.

    Daily Mail

  98. Carpe Jugulum

    The crisis was only averted when General Custer arrived from The Alamo with reinforcements.

    I believe that was the 1st Panzer Division supported by the 2nd of Foot Infantry Regiment.

  99. Infidel Tiger King

    U.S. Surgeon General
    @Surgeon_General
    ·
    Feb 29
    Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS!

    They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!
    http://bit.ly/37Ay6Cm

  100. Leigh Lowe

    areff
    #3533758, posted on August 3, 2020 at 2:49 pm
    Cassie, speaking only for myself, happy to forego taxpayer dollars — but only so long as ever other publication does too.

    Let’s not stop at publications.
    All yartz should either be supported by ticket sales, voluntary private benefactors and participants voluntary input.
    No Gummint money at all.

  101. Carpe Jugulum

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3533716, posted on August 3, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Gentlepeople – please. I have asked very nicely that a particular topic be avoided. Please honour my request.

    Fine, no more midget donkey pron.

    Killjoys

  102. Tintarella di Luna

    Public high rises work in places like Russia and China…where the police are not to be disputed with. Even then the places are miserable, although usually for different reasons than for public housing here.

    And the smell of cabbage in the hallways gives it all an air of je ne sais quoi

  103. Cassie of Sydney

    “areff
    #3533758, posted on August 3, 2020 at 2:49 pm
    Cassie, speaking only for myself, happy to forego taxpayer dollars — but only so long as ever other publication does too.”

    Agree 100% areff. Anyway..Quadrant is one of my reading pleasures..along with the Speccie.

  104. Leigh Lowe

    Top Ender
    #3533759, posted on August 3, 2020 at 2:50 pm
    Victorians starting to turn on Chairman Dan:

    No shit, Sherlock.
    There was a poll published a couple of weeks ago saying 60% thought he was doing well.
    I reckon the truth lay well below 50% even back then and his usual Rustadon supporters on Soshul Meeja have gone vewwy, vewwy quiet.
    It is not just his fuck-ups.
    People could maybe forgive that if he wasn’t such an arrogant xunt.

  105. MemoryFault

    And on it will go, and in every state, theatre here

    No.
    Only until the next phase is reached, which will be immediately before, or immediately after Budget Day, October 6.

    Unless the same pattern is followed as in 2016 and 2019 – Budget announced, two days later Opposition replies, that afternoon Pm announces snap election in December. There is a good possibility of that happening, depending on how the polls respond to the Budget, all of which will have been “leaked” by October 6.

    In that case you can count on the bad news being delayed until February.

  106. Leigh Lowe

    The Great Coracle has spoken.

  107. Shelley

    Hi Delta

    There goes son in law’s 60th birthday party next Saturday

    . How painful! I am also in SA and watched Marshall’s news conference with despair. Waiting to see what they do with wedding numbers, he said there will be announcements on more restrictions during the week. Guessing they will be reduced too, if so, there goes my daughters wedding. 🙁

  108. Leigh Lowe

    Sorry.
    Oracle.
    Dashed-darned auto-correct.

  109. Leigh Lowe

    And the smell of cabbage in the hallways gives it all an air of je ne sais quoi

    Please.
    No Latin legalese.

  110. And you think they weren’t ‘roped in’ or involved in the BLM protests?

    The resident fantasist quotes an article in Redflag about attendance of public housing tenants at a Yiannopoulos rally and concludes from that piece that the same people most definitely must have attended the BLM protest, and that their attendance caused the virus to spread.

    He also uses the “roped in” term to complete the stereotype. Obviously these lesser breeds outside the law are incapable of making decisions by themselves and are pushed around by evil provocateurs.

    Yep – his description – just like Cassie’s – could have come straight out of the Josef Goebbels playbook.
    The only difference being that you could simply substitute Joos or Communists for public housing tenants.
    They’re all evil. I mean they must be. They wear funny clothes – they look different, and some of them can’t even speak English – terrifying stuff!
    No wonder they both post on Catallaxy.

    Now whilst you’re here – what was your unit, and when and where did your alleged service take place?
    If you have nothing to hide – you have nothing to fear.

  111. notafan

    Bolt’s article was very good.

  112. Delta A

    That’s terrible, Shelley.

    A birthday party can be easily postponed; not so simple with a wedding.

    Tissues and TP already disappearing from supermarket shelves in our country SA town.

  113. notafan

    It would be nice if the annoying gnat posse could buzz off.

    Zero useful contributions.

  114. Megan

    So sorry about the wedding, Shelley. Special dispensation given for 400 at a Sydney mosque at the weekend.

    No weddings for you.

    We are not in this together one little bit.

  115. Megan

    It would be nice if the annoying gnat posse could buzz off.

    Zero useful contributions.

    The missus is relieved she doesn’t have to endure the sheep shit spewing out of his mouth as he redirects it to the keyboard. The karma bus though, is slow and patient, but eventually makes an appearance.

  116. notafan

    I drove across town again today.

    Traffic about the same. Did see three police vehicles but no one being pulled over.

    Far more stressful though. Family very distressed by new rules.

    I don’t think Dan and his ship of fools have any idea of the damage they are doing.

    A government fully committed to the culture of death, making mournful announcements about the deaths of the frail elderly.

    I don’t think even those who claim to believe him really believe him.

    The emperor has no clothes.

  117. 5 minute warning.
    Do it, Dan, do it.
    6 week holiday in curfewed East Yarragrad?
    I’m gonna get arrested at some point!
    #resist
    #comevisitMelbourne

  118. Cassie of Sydney

    “Yep – his description – just like Cassie’s – could have come straight out of the Josef Goebbels playbook.”

    The turd is clearly in possession of his very own ” Josef Goebbels playbook”.

  119. Mater

    Bob, give us another rendition of:

    “I have never told a lie on this blog”

    😉

  120. Shelley

    Thank you Megan and Delta.

    I know it isn’t life or death (the wedding) but such a lovely/caring/normie young couple who were 12 months ago full of excitement and really pulling together and looking forward to a life together, getting married in front of and celebrating with family and friends, they are not excited given the cloud of doom that is hanging over us all.

  121. jupes

    Hey Gunner regarding your attempts at burnouts yesterday, did you remember to disable the traction control?

    I forgot to do that once when I first got the Monaro and nearly rolled it around a corner.

  122. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I mean they must be. They wear funny clothes’

    Gunner’s bang on.

    You don’t know the multiple 20-storey houso caves in inner Melbourne. You don’t know the people there, where they come from, what they do, how they live, what they do to support their various vices.

    You are a retired spack tahcer in a regional Queensland couch fort with a comfortable lifestyle, made even more comfortable by sending various rellos to do your shopping for you while you wait in your car. You couldn’t possibly know how miserable and threatened the people who paid good money of their own to live anywhere within ten kilometres of them feel.

    You don’t know of their protected status in social and judicial systems, made so by successive governments hoping (and getting) their vote.

    In my humble opinion you’re far better off opining on things you are familiar with. Like principle abandonment and shaving mirror stories. And plagiarism, cultural appropriation of US military terms whilst you ‘write for an audience’, other countries’ wage policies and blanket origami.

    And how Kennett forced all the people to Joh’s Queensland five years before he turned up.

  123. Dan still on the phone with Setka, appearing shortly.

  124. Tom #3533280, posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:04 am

    Peter Broelman (Adelaide Advertiser). More here.

    Why did Broelman steal Knight’s commenting pig?

    (At least it’s an easily-identifiable pig, but still…)

  125. disable the traction control?

    Oooooo
    Rookie mistakes!
    Could be the secret, thanks Jupes
    👍

  126. Leigh Lowe

    You are a retired spack tahcer in a regional Queensland couch fort …

    Ha, ha

    Couch fort.
    Yes.
    Yes indeed.

  127. Tom

    My local men’s hairdresser, Hair Dudes in Barwon Heads, just went broke after reopening for a few weeks following the first lockdown. I will really miss Clarisse, who was very good. Property closed and number disconnected.

    Dickhead Dan is destroying small business and the Vic economy.

    There’ll be no coming back from this with Labor in power.

  128. Makka

    I don’t think even those who claim to believe him really believe him.

    Approx 87% of total Vic deaths (123) are 70+ y o. 99% recovery rate in plague infested Vic. Just 38 in ICU.

    The lockdown is purely an effort to keep people terrified (with the marxist media helping) and worried about their future, while they are focused away from Dan’s destruction of the economy and huge mismanagement of this nothingburger virus.

  129. Infidel Tiger King

    Won’t be long I imagine until WA is in full lockdown again.

    Can’t escape the virus.

  130. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Property closed and number disconnected.’

    Never again. Never, ever again.

    Watch the elites start disassociating themselves from the BatMong and everything to do with him from dinnertime today onwards.

  131. jupes

    You just knew that when Eddie McGuire called for harsh penalties against Covid breachers that either himself or a Collingwood player would be first to go.

    Well no, in this case it was the coach Nathan Buckley and his assistant Brenton Sanderson. Busted for playing tennis with Alicia Molik and her coach, they were fined a lazy $50,000 (half suspended).

    Normally I would have no sympathy for anyone from Collingwood but in this case you just have to shake your head. The AFL is making up the rules as they go along and have ended up with a set of rules that Dan Andrews would be proud of.

    Apparently, Buckley is allowed to run, exercise or socialise with Molik but not play tennis at that time of the week. Just fucking ridiculous.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    Sad news.
    It is with deep regret that I inform Cats that a former poster here, “Hammy” passed away overnight.
    Covid19.
    Another one.
    He kept in intermittent contact with a few of us after he faked his Catallaxy death back in 2016 and used to still lurk here on occasion.
    Vale Hammy.

  133. Has our commentator, the one who objects to his posts not being “challenged” yet answered why;
    People who left Victoria in 1992 arrived in Qld in 1987?

    After that, he must answer the actual challenge to his original comment;
    Specifically, his claim that Joh’s Qld is similar to contemporary Victoria.
    The challenge to him is to explain why people were moving into Joh’s Qld, but
    are prepared to hide under tarpaulins in the back of utes to get out of contemporary Victoria.

    1735099: You must respond to these two objective challenges to your post.

    .. or show cowardice…….. the choice is yours.

  134. Carpe Jugulum:

    I believe that was the 1st Panzer Division supported by the 2nd of Foot Infantry Regiment.

    I just checked with my German Army OOB. Vol3.
    Sorry, 1st Pz Div had 1st and 113th Panzer Grenadier Regiments.
    No mention of the 2nd of Foot Infantry Regiment.
    Perhaps it was an opposing unit?
    🙂

  135. MemoryFault

    There’ll be no coming back from this with Labor in power.

    Tom,
    We currently have a Federal LIBERAL/NATIONAL government, and they are ultimately in control.
    What’s it going to take for you, and a lot of others here, to accept this is not a Liberal/ Labor thing?
    ALL the mainstream parties are more or less in lockstep in this, and nothing much will change with a change of government at either Federal or State level.

  136. Infidel Tiger King

    Sad news.
    It is with deep regret that I inform Cats that a former poster here, “Hammy” passed away overnight.
    Covid19.
    Another one.
    He kept in intermittent contact with a few of us after he faked his Catallaxy death back in 2016 and used to still lurk here on occasion.
    Vale Hammy.

    Did I do this one too?

  137. Fisky

    Any updates on those 20 grand websites coming online MF?

  138. Cassie of Sydney

    ” cultural appropriation of US military terms”

    Don’t forget his cultural appropriation of Yiddish, rather shocking coming from an anti-Semite. He can’t even culturally appropriate properly….he spelt the Yiddish word incorrectly. He is such a dunce.

  139. Leigh Lowe

    Did I do this one too?

    I’ll email you separately on that in detail.
    Obviously I need to respect H’s privacy at this sad time.
    Visitors weren’t allowed at the end, and he was quite delirious last time we spoke, but let’s just say you were mentioned in despatches.

  140. A laid off, Victorian (ex) public servant turning up to a QLD biker bar in 1987:

    I NEED YOUR BOOTS, YOUR CLOTHES AND YOUR MOTORCYCLE.

  141. Leigh Lowe

    Fisky

    #3533809, posted on August 3, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Any updates on those 20 grand websites coming online MF?

    Get outta my fuckin’ lane, Fisky!!!

  142. Leigh Lowe

    Sorry Fisky.
    That was out of order.
    I am pretty upset about Hamster.

  143. Sites cut to 25% worker capacity?
    WTF?
    How is this going to work??
    Good work Dan.

  144. Infidel Tiger King

    Memory Fault, I just saved you $20k.

    Thank me later, bro.

    https://www.wix.com/

  145. Makka

    How is this going to work??

    That’s the point. It isn’t.

  146. A laid off, Victorian (ex) public servant turning up to a QLD biker bar in 1987:

    In 1987 Qld was yet to be Americanised.
    It would have been a bikie pub.
    30 years ago “biker” had a different meaning in Oz.

  147. Leigh Lowe

    Tailgunner

    #3533815, posted on August 3, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Sites cut to 25% worker capacity?
    WTF?
    How is this going to work??
    Good work Dan.

    Easy peasy.
    No traffic.
    No need for Stop-Go flunkies.
    There is 15% right there.

  148. What’s five or thirty years to a time travelling commie? 😂

  149. notafan

    Whose going to enforce building site rules?

    Police?

    PSO?

    Covid19 enforcement numpties?

  150. Leigh Lowe

    New phrase to go with hibernation.
    Businesses will go onto “pilot light” operation.
    FMD.
    I can imagine the pony-tails excitement at coming up with that one.

  151. egg_

    Crosseyed Leigh Lowballer:

    Attacks DrBG as a Leftoid dissembler, when Tinta has met him in person and he attended Custard’s Electioneering.

    Attacks MV, who is assisting Cardimona.

    Aided and abetted by fellow blowhard Marcus Adonis.

    Team players or wankers?

  152. notafan

    I see that as Dan wanting a complete shutdown , a ‘ compromise that is near meaningless because I bet building sites rarely operate at ‘100 percent capacity’ whatever that actually means.

  153. notafan

    Any other work being cancelled.

  154. Leigh Lowe

    Team players or wankers?

    Bingo!
    Houston, we have identified the problem!!
    People come to a libertarian, free-speech, open blog and start trying to turn it into a “team”.

  155. Boambee John

    Winston

    Since the global warming/WZV debacles have happened, expert/scientist respect has taken a hiding that will take generations to recover.

    Back in the 1960s and 1970s, it was the radicalised youth who proclaimed “You can’t trust anyone over 30/the government”. The more conservative youth tended to trust the system, including academics.

    Now the aging radicals (Hello Numbers) express absolute faith in the “experts” of government and academe, while the now wiser conservatives have learned that the nobs are out for themselves, first last, and all the time.

  156. New phrase to go with hibernation.
    Businesses will go onto “pilot light” operation.
    FMD.
    I can imagine the pony-tails excitement at coming up with that one.

    Amazing that a ponytail has sufficient contact with the real world to know what a pilot light is, & what it is used for.
    Impressive.

  157. Leigh Lowe

    Attacks MV, who is assisting Cardimona.

    Huge job for Cardi.
    Fuck!!!
    How do I get that campaign t-shirt off Faulty and keep him busy out the back?
    Pro-tip.
    Green-left campaign staff are champs at baiting anyone they see as “right wing”.
    If Faulty is handing out HTVs I give it until 8:05 on polling day before he goes totally off his trolley.

  158. old bloke

    Leigh Lowe
    #3533657, posted on August 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    I would throw some cash at over 70’s and otherwise compromised people to stay out of the firing line.
    But that is it.

    Bloody good idea LL, better still, send them somewhere safe for a few months. All the over 70’s should have been sent to some tropical paradise and given free food and grog.

    Don’t forget the smokes though.

  159. Some History

    It’s going to take to the end of September just to figure out what the Hunchback just said.

  160. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Marcus Adonis’

    Oh yeah. Forgot about that.

    Time to take a KitKat Break from my military alanising (geddit?) here in Canberra. Wanna go shoot some pigs in my Moke.

  161. egg_

    I have you pegged BG.
    If you think the relatively mild take-down of the Cruise Queen was something … I can do better.

    “the relatively mild take-down of the Cruise Queen”.

    Who is this prick?

  162. Chris

    Vale Hammy.

    Quite so.
    He was missed.

  163. Barry

    I always imagined that the Australian Defense Force could be relied to step in if any State or Federal Government went rogue.

    I call on them now to do so in Victoria.

  164. egg_

    Leigh Lowe
    #3421300, posted on April 20, 2020 at 7:39 pm
    MGCQ:

    ‘Sounds a lot like Eric Bana’s marvelous effort as Chopper Reid:
    “Now have a look at what you’ve gone and done, made me shoot ya, now your mum’s upset …”’

    Seriously, having seen Chopper interviewed a few times, with all of his verbal idiosyncrasies, Eric Bana’s portrayal of Chopper was masterful.
    No “dingo has got my bay-bee” there.

    Body language?

  165. egg_

    Vale Hammy.

    Made the Q&A thread several times, unlike the blowhards.

  166. Leigh Lowe

    There’s no “team” in “I”.

    The first hint is when they start screaming about someone “hi-jacking an open thread”.
    By raising a subject which is “off topic”.
    For a thread entitled simply “Open Forum dd/mm/yyyy”.

  167. Some History

    ALERT! ALERT!

    Stage 4 is not the harshest level. They’re hoping Stage 4 will do the job. If not, they’ll have to step it up. It seems there’s a Stage 5 – shot on sight?

  168. Notafan:

    Family very distressed by new rules.
    I don’t think Dan and his ship of fools have any idea of the damage they are doing.

    Dan is pleased with the damage.
    It’s a lifelong dream of his to crush the society that allowed JC to pick on him at school.
    The emotional scars run very deeply in the delicate petals psyche.

  169. Leigh Lowe

    Keep going egg.
    That is some of my better work.
    Thanks for giving it a re-run.

  170. Boambee John

    In comparison, Australia’s treasury expects the unemployment rate here to peak at 9.25%, and for GDP to fall by 2.5%.

    Got any other ideas?

    How timely. See my post of a couple of minutes ago. The bin chicken demonstrates the touching faith in the “gummint”, so typical of the aging former radical!

    Look at the recent performance of the Treasury forecasters. If you believe them, I have not one, but five, bridges to sell you. Having paid $15,000,000 in taxes over his working life, the bin chocken should be able to afford a couple at least.

    Here’s an idea for the bin chicken. Develop a healthy scepticism.

  171. egg_

    Pro-tip.

    Posturing fuckwit.

  172. Leigh Lowe

    egg_

    #3533839, posted on August 3, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Vale Hammy.

    Made the Q&A thread several times

    I know.
    Top bloke.
    So very sad to see him go.

  173. egg_

    That is some of my better work.

    Why the hiatus, blowhard?

  174. Dan has just clarified slightly.
    Yes, we’re shutdown.
    Pilot light operation lol

  175. hzhousewife

    South Australia has two new covid cases. Restrictions returning: as of tomorrow only 10 people allowed to gather at home, down from 50.

    There goes son in law’s 60th birthday party next Saturday.

    Oh Delta, not good! Maybe he can have six parties instead !

    We just saw dau and boyfriend for first time in ages at our place, no laws broken, but long trip and I had to say as they left, we might not meet again till next Xmas. The family disruptions I see around our relatives and friends are very hurtful, let alone the single elderly people who used to be able to go downtown every day to interact. Also, the youngsters who have never developed a hobby or interest away from screens are at a huge disadvantage, because they are now starting to get so bored. Then the strife begins………….

  176. Tom

    This is what a fascist economy looks like, folks: every facet of private production controlled by politicians and unelected public servants.

  177. EvilElvis

    Sites cut to 25% worker capacity?
    WTF?
    How is this going to work??

    One man’s unemployment is another man’s burnout practice.

    Not more than 5kms from home though

    While going shopping…

  178. notafan

    JC reaching through time and space to Galen College.

    Superpowers.

    Premier
    Cardigan Commando.

    Actually I’d much rather have JC as state premier too.

  179. Boambee John

    So the BLM people went on a recruitment drive through the Melbourne towers and signed the inhabitants up to join the demonstrations?

    This is Catallaxy, but some of the stuff you post is beyond fantasy.

    Again, the bin chicken demonstrates the touching innocence (or is it stupidity) of the aging former radical!

  180. Leigh Lowe

    Body language?

    You are scrambled egg.
    There is a difference between:-
    1. someone imitating the mannerisms of a person as part of an acting role; and
    2 ascribing guilt based on a snake-oil psychologist watching their eye movement in an interview.
    Stick to the Big Yellow Tonkas, champ.

  181. old bloke

    Time to take a KitKat Break from my military alanising (geddit?) here in Canberra. Wanna go shoot some pigs in my Moke.

    You’ve got pigs in your Moke?

  182. Knuckle Dragger

    Jesus Christ.

    He’s talking about pilot lights, then boarding up construction sites. Then he just asked people to use their own judgment.

    I’ll forgive Melbinians anything for any reaction to this.

  183. caveman

    I can’t see this working out, there’s still too much movement.

  184. egg_

    “People come to a libertarian, free-speech, open blog and start trying to turn it into a “team”.”

    Leigh Lowe
    #3421643, posted on April 20, 2020 at 11:08 pm
    DrBeauGan

    #3421629, posted on April 20, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    I am not aware of anyone here being party to fixing a jury.

    I didn’t say that.

    You kind of did.
    But whilst we are on your subject of “blind tribalism” my critiques of ABC judicial fixing go back 20 years, on this forum and others, long before witness J started making shit up.
    So, yeah, tribal.
    I have you pegged BG.
    If you think the relatively mild take-down of the Cruise Queen was something … I can do better.
    Over to you.

    Rolled gold fuckwit.

  185. One man’s unemployment is another man’s burnout practice

    Haha, damn straight,Elvis

  186. Leigh Lowe

    It’s a lifelong dream of his to crush the society that allowed JC to pick on him at school

    I think that was Faino.

  187. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘You’ve got pigs in your Moke?’

    Not any more, old bloke. Shot ’em all. Now to drive around Tuggeranong and find some more.

  188. egg_

    There is a difference between:-

    Sarcasm, retard.
    You really are a blowhard with your “observations” and all.

  189. Some History

    Everyone must make a significant contribution… except the perpetrators.

    “We’re all in this together”, my asteroid. 🙂

  190. Leigh Lowe

    Reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit, is it eggy.
    Year 9?
    Straight Ds in Year 10 tops?
    Does the Big Truck maintenance manual have a lot of pictures.

  191. Caveman

    This sounds like a cluster fuk. Dan gave up on the NZ question.

  192. Knuckle Dragger

    Geez Albo’s gone quiet on his new inheritance, the Victorian Labor Party.

  193. Leigh Lowe

    egg_

    #3533848, posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    That is some of my better work.

    Why the hiatus?

    Jail.
    I shot a man in Reno.
    Just to watch him die.

  194. calli

    Fitz vs Folau. The short version.

    White middle aged blowhard wants to force a young black footballer to kneel.

    So that he can win his ideological battle with the black footballer.

    Mr. Pirate – the optics do you no credit.

  195. calli

    Now to scroll back. Are we all having fun? Any smitings?

  196. egg_

    Why the hiatus?

    Shyte health, I’ll bet.

  197. Hmmmm

    Macrobusiness goes the full m0nty – *the economy will be crushed either way, but with lockdowns the bodies don’t pile up*.

  198. MatrixTransform

    Beloved Maximum Leader

    I’m stealing that

  199. Cassie of Sydney

    calli
    #3533871, posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:14 pm
    Now to scroll back. Are we all having fun? Any smitings?

    No smitings today..just a warning from Doomlord.

  200. egg_

    Leigh Lowe
    #3533866, posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Lowball goes the ad hom.

    Seriously, having seen Chopper interviewed a few times, with all of his verbal idiosyncrasies

    Seriously?
    Straight up?
    “Idiosyncrasies”, eh?

  201. Please shut down this awful blog, Sinclair.

  202. Tom

    Correction: my local hairdresser is still in business! It’s just that Telstra has disconnected her landline because of technical problems. So, with a stage 4 lockdown about to start, her customers are allowed tothink she’s gone broke. But in any case she will be closing after business on Wednesday because of the lockdown. FMD.

  203. Leigh Lowe

    No hairdressing.
    That’s me done for six weeks.
    Oh well.
    Silver linings.
    Gives me lots of free time to give Faulty advice on The Big Websites (plural).

  204. egg_

    “Pisstake
    Takedown”

    What’s with the taking?

    Where is this marvelous takedown of Lizzie?

  205. Boambee John

    Winston

    It’s a lifelong dream of his to crush the society that allowed JC to pick on him at school.
    The emotional scars run very deeply in the delicate petals psyche.

    I think it was Jon Faine whom JC used to pick on at school. With Desperate Dan, it might have been being knocked back by the school Plain Jane, when he offered to share a Kit Kat with her.

  206. calli

    Please shut down this awful blog, Sinclair.

    That bad?

    Only got back as far as the cancelled wedding. So sorry about that, Shelley.

    Is it possible to have the ceremony before a couple of witnesses and the shindig later, maybe next year? After all, it’s the promises they make to each other that count, not the knees up.

  207. Some History

    Estimates a further 250,000 people will lose their jobs.

  208. Leigh Lowe

    egg_

    #3533872, posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Why the hiatus?

    Shyte health, I’ll bet.

    I am loving this.
    One liner red herrings thrown in here and there and the armchair Poirots (h/t KD) think they can construct an identikit picture of your life.

  209. Tom

    Please shut down this awful blog, Sinclair.

    Hahaha. Dot is onboard with cancel culture. Your closet fascism is showing, sport. Happens to all idealogues eventually.

  210. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘What’s with the taking?
    Where is this marvelous takedown of Lizzie?’

    *whispers*

    ‘After all this time I actually think he’s being serious’

  211. Leigh Lowe

    Stop trying to hijack the open thread, Tom.
    There is a dedicated Hairdresser thread open.

  212. It’s a joke FFS.

    IT and myself constantly make it Tom.

    Oh yes I’m a closet fascist – you are too stupid for words.

  213. Some History

    These people are crazed on power. They’re completely at ease with totalitarian language; it glides so easily off the tongue.

  214. Leigh Lowe

    Shyte health, I’ll bet.

    93.1 kg of lean mussels.
    Can’t find a skinfold with surgeon’s tweezers.
    A BMI of 18.
    Can benchpress a Big Yeller Tonka tyre (10 reps).
    Fit as a Stradivarius.
    Sorry.

  215. Knuckle Dragger

    Shameless. Just shameless.

    An hours’ worth of how HunchMong plans to cripple the remainder of Vicco, in some cases beyond repair. No reasoning given why Vic’s different to any other State or Territory. Says the jacks will have discretion but not for long, thus confusing people further and making them the bad guys.

    Not one single word on his own gummint’s shortcomings that directly led to this shitfight. Not one.

    Somebody else’s fault.

  216. Leigh Lowe

    It’s a joke FFS.

    IT and myself constantly make it Tom.

    Tom, I suspect Legal Sedation was having a sideswipe at the Shelled One trying to precipitate another Black Friday shutdown.
    #notworking

  217. Leigh Lowe

    93.1 kg of lean mussels.
    Can’t find a skinfold with surgeon’s tweezers.
    A BMI of 18.

    Ah, eggy.
    Put the calculator down.
    Don’t try to back-calculate my highness for your indentikit from the weight and BMI given.
    There is a little bit of creativity in those numbers.

  218. Leigh Lowe

    Anyway.
    Gotta go.
    Live stream of Hammy’s funeral is on soon.
    Gotta get him in the ground before sundown in accordance with tradition.

  219. Mater

    93.1 kg of lean mussels.

    Ok, LL. I’ve let this go on long enough, and I’ve identified you as not only the main perpetrator, but the one who has led others astray, also.
    It’s now got a life of it’s own, and I can’t, in good conscience, let it go on any longer.

    The number is actually 91.3.
    Please fix this common misconception immediately, or I shan’t defend you when Bob inevitably accuses you of misquoting him.

    1735099
    #3115525, posted on July 25, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    The USA is not “democracy”*.
    *Trump’s “democracy” – 2016
    56.9% turnout
    46.1% Trump
    48.2% Clinton
    That turnout means that 43.1% of voters had no say in the outcome, and of the 56.9% who did, the majority (48.2%) didn’t vote for Trump.
    Or put another way, 91.3% (48.2% + 43.1%) didn’t vote for the incumbent.

  220. Someone gets it.

    All these trolls wanna do is get Doomlord in enough shit that he is more or less forced to shut it down. (I think monty likes saying ostentatiously stupid shit to get a rise from people).

    Plus the open forum can be god awful.

    I wish he’d smite threats to himself earlier on but he’s too nice.

    Try not to stoush for days or day anything actionable.

    We’ve all done it, but it’s dumb.

  221. Knuckle Dragger

    God bless Hammy.

    A 1000+ poster at the old Blair’s. He met one once in real life too, which is always the barometer.

    Of something.

  222. areff

    No chance of an early election in Victoria. We’re stuck with Premier Sleaze for two+ more years:

    General elections

    Members of the Legislative Assembly are elected for one term. That term runs for a fixed period of four years, unless the Governor dissolves the Assembly earlier. A general election then takes place involving all electorates in Victoria.

    The Governor may only dissolve the Assembly in two situations:

    No confidence motion

    The Assembly passes a motion of no confidence in the Premier and other ministers, and does not pass a motion of confidence within eight calendar days.

    Deadlocked bill

    On the Premier’s recommendation, the Governor dissolves the Assembly when a bill is deadlocked. This can only happen if the Assembly and Legislative Council disagree about a bill, and fail to reach agreement through the dispute procedures.

  223. H B Bear

    Hammy could teach the present disappointment of trolls something.

  224. MatrixTransform

    Took to beach this arvo.

    The slow westerly had fetched up a rolling chop and the falling tide had started to strand all sorts of things.
    Hardly a soul around and the Gannets were dive bombing.

    On the way back we beat into steadily increasing blow that lifted the chop so that it started rolling just off shore. Despite the ebbing tide, the waves from the blow steadily erased the old high tide mark.

    You can feel it coming but looked at the weather map anyway.
    gonna be cold one

  225. anker

    Applied for an early release on your super? Not eligible? The government may take it back plus a little extra, and keep it for themselves…

    ATO to fine superannuation rorters $25,000 for false early release claims

  226. How on earth does over 25% of adult Americans equal 8.7% of them?

    Wow. This guy is writing a thesis.

    Then again, this shouldn’t be a surprise at all.

    Universities deserve a lot of the crap they receive.

  227. Megan

    Tempers are fraying. This six weeks of Dictator Dan and his CMQO henchmen (his/her/he/she/it or summat) will be an interesting experiment. Similar research programs last carried out by Soviet bloc dictators and tinpot African chiefs.

    An experiment on millions of real people, with no ethics approval, control group or clearly defined finish line.

    They are all aboard the jam tin, Vic Infrastructure designed and built, underwater vehicle Plongeur heading for the Challenger Deep trench. I’m positive they know the way back.

  228. Leigh Lowe

    The number is actually 91.3.

    Are you telling me what my bodyweight is, Mater?
    Are you?
    How Furqan Derya!!

  229. anker

    And just like that, the link went disappeared.

  230. MatrixTransform

    Don’t worry said Beloved Maximum Leader
    there’s no need to panic buy
    there’s plenty of fruit and veg

    Colesworth_1

    Colesworth_2

  231. Some History

    Summary of the Hunchback’s “directives” today.

    https://imgur.com/KacpyMI

  232. Megan

    Cathay Pacific Cargo just rumbled it’s way overhead with the latest payload of AliExpress for the locked down lepers. Something to look forward to.

    Unless posties and couriers have been taxonomied into the non-essential worker category.

  233. caveman

    Watchin ScoMo now, doesn’t do it for me. It’s all hail Mary stuff. Who gives a stuff about fruitful conversations.

  234. Leigh Lowe

    Mater.
    Imagine this.
    You are born in Toowoomba in 1975.
    You are on the spectrum.
    Severely impaired in most life and academic skills, but you are identified as a mathematics savant.
    Your one single shining light aptitude.
    Then disaster strikes.
    You are put into Spud’s maths class.

  235. H B Bear

    Sneakers McGowan better import some Covid from Dubai. If he tries to go back from Stage 4 with the count still at zero because of Chairman Dan on the 6pm news people will get angry.

    Community transmission in WA – still zero to my knowledge

  236. Megan

    Cathay Pacific Cargo just rumbled it’s way overhead with the latest payload of AliExpress special offers for the locked down lepers. Something to look forward to.

    Unless posties and couriers have been taxonomied into the non-essential worker category.

  237. hzhousewife

    areff
    So sorry to learn about your Mum’s death.
    I hope you can fulfil her wishes no matter what the social
    clime of the time. She knew she would be missed.

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