Open Forum: August 1, 2020

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  1. Ellie

    I am in hospital. I don’t want to wake up, but they have me hooked up to crap. If someone wants to die, why can they not have the choice.

  2. JC

    Eggly

    I’m not sure why you posted my comment from a while back. Did you disagree with it? That was a few month back. I’m not sure if i agree with it now. At least for Victoria, it could turn out to be a very serious economic crisis as the lockup is endless.

  3. Slim Cognito

    At least the weagles/geelong game had a return to white goal umpire flags. Never been so glad to see them after the use of rainbow ones in the Swans/saints game.

  4. egg_

    egg_
    #3436855, posted on May 1, 2020 at 9:04 am
    I notice Notaflu’s been commenting outside the OT in denial of her earlier position, goalposts and all.

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

    /Cardigan State

    Like clockwork.

  5. min

    Fortunately that e mail about stage 4 is a hoax as I am getting texts to ignore it . Lets hope the 60 mins expose does a good job on quarantine stuffup they are calling it negligence . If Dan does not close Parliament next week Opposition plan to go after him for avoiding questioning and name those responsible for decisions re Security usage

  6. egg_

    , it could turn out to be a very serious economic crisis as the lockup is endless.

    That’s the problem with Wrongology forecasting.

  7. 5D chess?

    Sometimes the flux of trolling is hard to follow.

    It’s inter-dimensional trolling.

    Fisk – is this real? Twitter link please or you’re making a witty comment about lockdown.

  8. egg_

    It’s inter-dimensional trolling.

    Fuckwits panicking 3 months ago being held to account?

  9. Goal umpires need to go back to pork pie hats and butcher’s coats.

    Black shoes. Big fark offf moustaches as well.

  10. JC

    Min

    The oz is reporting it now. It looks like it’s on.

    These liar party imbeciles are panicking. They closed us down a couple of weeks ago with stage 3, which they said was for 6 weeks. They’re not even giving that time to work without jumping to the 4th stage. It’s madness.

  11. Fortunately that e mail about stage 4 is a hoax as I am getting texts to ignore it .

    “Please don’t wear a mask”

    “You will be fined if you don’t wear a mask”

    What a clusterfuck.

  12. JC

    Straight from the Oz. It maybe that they too are caught with a hoax, but I’m not sure.

    Coronavirus: Stage 4 lockdown expected for Victoria

    ‘Very serious and confronting’: Vic records 49 ‘mystery cases’
    Daniel Andrews has confirmed 397 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours and three new deaths, bringing the state’s total virus death toll to 116. He revealed 49 cases w…
    Melburnians shop and travel in South Yarra on Saturday with restrictions at the Stage-3 level. Picture: Mark Stewart
    Melburnians shop and travel in South Yarra on Saturday with restrictions at the Stage-3 level. Picture: Mark Stewart

    Victoria is expected to go into the highest level of coronavirus lockdown since the COVID-19 crisis hit Australia – Stage 4 restrictions – in the early hours of Wednesday.

    An announcement on the new level of restrictions aimed at halting Victoria’s spiralling coronavirus infection and death rates is expected on Sunday.

    Victoria’s dramatic collapse on coronavirus is threatening any national economic recovery and has led to Victorians being blocked from travelling to other parts of Australia.
    Read Next

    The tough new restrictions, similar to the New Zealand lockdown preventing movement and business, are expected to last for another six weeks and would close all but essential businesses and send high-school students back to learning from home.

    The Morrison government’s whole budget strategy announced just two weeks ago was based on the assumption the Victorian Stage 3 lockdown would be lifted in just six weeks.

    Under the NZ-style lockdown rules, supermarkets and chemists would remain open but restaurants and cafes would be restricted to take-away service only.

    Butr under the NZ rules, only one person from a family can go to a supermarket at a time and movements are limited to within 5km of home.

    Public transport would be severely limited but exercise would be allowed with the existing rules on wearing a mask.

  13. Fisky

    These latest allegations prove that Victoria is an illegitimate colonial-settler state built on systematic oppression of black bodies. It’s time for POC as well as POC adjacent supporters to band together and bring down this white supremacist government with direct action!

  14. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Entropy at 9:17 pm:

    “Will Pusey or the truck driver get the bigger sentence?”

    On July 16 Dick Pussy had a video hearing and said nothing. He has a legal “team” you see, he’s loaded.

    His QC said his client instructed him to tell the magistrate he was sorry he got caught, bad luck for the 30 odd people in the direct families of the dead police who ought to choose their relatives more carefully, and that he really didn’t give a rat’s (spelt “phuk”) for the coppers, the slammer or for that bitch on the screen, all dressed up in black sitting up at the big table speaking all pompous.

    The magistrate-ess smiled benignly and said all cheeky little monkeys who never heard “No!” in their younger lives must be believed and that she would declare him innocent once interest in the case waned and she reckoned no-one will notice. She remarked that, during her only other job at the Legal Aid Office defending petty thieves down on their luck, Middle East car re-birthers and African Americans, she had a front row look at coppers and she didn’t much like them either.

    His Queens Counsel said “Mr Pusey has instructed us he wishes to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.” He fair dinkum did.

    The ABC report (July 16) said he asked for more time because:

    “Mr Pusey’s defence team was discussing an “appropriate resolution” with the prosecution, and that talks had so far been “constructive” “.

    They’re dead set like the Harold Park trots these poseurs, red hot.

    The Court Interpretations Handbook says that means someone has reminded someone else about someone in chambers enjoying a close personal friendship with the State Attorney and someone in the Prosecutions Branch has been told to back off if they value their career prospects.

    Pussy’s back in court on August 13, when character evidence will be tabled written by some captain of industry who attended Melbourne Grammar with his uncle 50 years ago or something similarly tenuous, which the magistrate-ess will swallow whole and announce no conviction recorded.

    On May 6 Mohinder Singh Bajwa said – no he didn’t, he’s outed himself as a lunatic – his solicitor said he was seeing witches or infidels or something at the time and had to run over some cops because he is a lunatic with some fashionable strain of depression requiring ice as a medicine, which explains why it was found in his truck. The magistrate asked if she might have some from the evidence room to take home for her chinas to try, for evidence authentication purposes.

    All recreational drugs should be de-criminalised. I read that here.

    He said Mo told him to tell the magistrate he was sorry he got caught, bad luck for the 30 odd people in the direct families of the dead police who the debil witch told him deserved it anyway. The magistrate smiled benignly and said all reffos must be believed and that she would declare him innocent once interest in the case waned and she reckoned no-one will notice. Habib’s back in court on October 1 for more delaying tactics while his solicitor plays the race card in negotiations with the prosecutor, aimed at getting him substantial compo and a presidential pardon just like Dick Pussy will have jagged by then, which the court will approve.

    Fortunately the NSW coppers have some old hands remaining who know how the get square works. They have been crawling all over Mustafa’s employer Connect Logistics from Riverstone recently, fining it up the kazoo for all manner of breaches, putting drivers and trucks off the road and making life and profitability very difficult. They employed a madman on drugs and it’s their fault, no-one else’s.

    One of ’em is due a bullet between the eyes, unannounced and the other is due a first class hiding. Following eight weeks in intensive care, on the third day after reporting that he feels a lot better and could do with a snort and a proper root, he is due a bullet between the eyes, unannounced.

  15. Daniel Andrews has confirmed 397 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours and three new deaths, bringing the state’s total virus death toll to 116.

    The people who died were in their 80s.

    FFS.

    Shut down the economy for this?!

  16. JC

    Fuckwits panicking 3 months ago being held to account?

    I don’t get it, how’s the comment back in April suggesting panic? Here:

    JC
    #3421702, posted on April 21, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Even the unemployment rate is unrealistically high, because it being forced by governments. Most people are on some sort of furlough. They aren’t jobless because there’s been an major financial crisis. It’s different, but it’s not without huge risk.

  17. Harlequin Decline

    Great WCE/Geelong result. Not quite as good as last week’s slaughter of Collingwood but it will have to do.

  18. JC

    Legalise Sedition
    #3531773, posted on August 1, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Interesting

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2242113-australia-sees-huge-decrease-in-flu-cases-due-to-coronavirus-measures/

    A true conspiracy theorist would say COVID was a cover to eliminate the flu.

    It was kind of expected Dot. Back early last decade, Hong Kong and other spots hit by SARS1 also saw a huge drop in the flu and colds due to their mask wearing and distancing.

  19. Leigh Lowe

    FREE BRADLEY MANNING!!
    Bwah ha ha ha ha.
    Sunk without trace.

  20. rickw

    The people who died were in their 80s.

    FFS.

    Shut down the economy for this?!

    I’ve been posting that and saying that everywhere.

    “Anyone under 80 died from this yet?!”.

    The Bat Eared Loon has to go. Ring the phones off their hooks at your local stacked branch of the ALP.

    Tell the ALP Mongs Enough!

  21. rickw

    It has always sucked being a Chinese villager:

  22. egg_

    FREE BRADLEY MANNING!!

    Step 2 – words in mouth.

  23. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3531758, posted on August 1, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    Eggly

    I’m not sure why you posted my comment from a while back.

    Googy egg has discovered Googling.
    Googlery style.
    Unfortunately it is a bit random and off the point.
    And he seems to have a thing for male hairdressers.
    Not that there is anything wrong with that.

  24. twostix

    Victoria’s dramatic collapse on coronavirus is threatening any national economic recovery and has led to Victorians being blocked from travelling to other parts of Australia.

    The Morrison government’s whole budget strategy announced just two weeks ago was based on the assumption the Victorian Stage 3 lockdown would be lifted in just six weeks.

    It’s a weird situation see.

    The worse things are in Victoria the more Dan Andrew’s regional party gets to run the country. Seems like a bit of a moral hazard doesn’t it?

    Which coincidentally is exactly the same situation that is playing out in America.

  25. egg_

    I don’t get it, how’s the comment back in April suggesting panic?

    Panic over the virus (“not enough information!”) versus long term damage to the Economy.

    That’s what your State is now experiencing.

  26. So, 3 people in their 80s die in Victoria from complications arising from a new strain of the common cold.

    Victoria can expect 110 deaths per day on average.

    ——————————————–

    https://www.reddit.com/r/CoronavirusDownunder/comments/i1nvmq/stage_4_in_melbourne/

    MsAPanda
    19 points ·
    4 hours ago

    I hope this stage involves an increase in the fines, especially for people going out after getting a positive result etc.
    level 2
    nabz97
    Score hidden ·
    37 minutes ago

    And the gaol for repeat offenders

    (Who, would be released, to stop the spread).

    ——————-

    But hey. Don’t we need herd immunity, so masks were once bad?

  27. Leigh Lowe

    Humour me eggy.
    All that vast mechanical Mr Fixit stuff.
    When shits are trumps in an aircraft with engina problema, what is the procedure for pulling over, popping the hood and taking to it with the Sidchromes?
    It isn’t a Big Yellow Tonka you know.

  28. egg_

    Unfortunately it is a bit random and off the point.

    Only to clipboards.

  29. twostix

    The federal government need to send in the ADF to evacuate old people from Victoria – clearly Dan Andrew’s government cannot ensure their safety inside its borders.

  30. JC

    Eggly

    If the new lockup does take effect, it means Victoria will have been locked up for just short of 7 months. That will be a world record. If there’s no serious economic reprecussions, then God really does exist.

  31. Steve trickler

    Rehashing old ground.



  32. cohenite

    Fuck this, some book titles:

    Pet Goats and Pap Smears: the adventures of a rural doctor
    How to Make your Own Penicillin and Other Home Medical Remedies
    The Series of Illustrated Famous Erotic Novels: Edition 1 Lady Chatterley’s Lover
    The History of the Vibrator: from the pedal powered to the cordless, covering both the pounding and rotary stroke forms.

  33. egg_

    Humour me eggy.

    I’m sure most of the Tradies here know you’re a retard by now.

  34. What a goldmine of totalitarian depravity. This poor bloke thinks he is being reasonable.

    —————————————————

    5
    Subreddit Icon
    r/CoronavirusDownunder
    •Posted byu/GeofferyKettlelean
    1 day ago
    The reason I believe Dan Andrews hasn’t shutdown workplaces yet
    Opinion/Speculation

    I personally think there is a bit of a power struggle between ScoMo and Dan for whether to close down. Andrews probably wants to, but won’t do it without financial support for workers but ScoMo doesn’t want to set that precedent of giving out billions every time a state has a Vic style scenario (there very well could be another state in this situation before we get a vaccine)

    Not trying to give out blame, I’m fairly neutral politically (Labor right) but this is just an example of the problems we get when we have one government running one part of this response and a different for another. Same thing with the state government having to redirect nursing staff to the federally managed and privatised aged care sector

    Trusting politicians to manage a health crisis is stupid. I hope after covid there is some serious reconsideration at a legal level about the powers delegated to who and either structuring a response solely around one government or giving the power to a body/board of health directors

    ———————–

    ARTICLE 48 OF THE WEIMAR CONSTITUTION COULD NOT BE REACHED FOR COMMENT!

  35. twostix

    Dot what the hell are you reading reddit for?

    The stench of soy poisoned xenoestrogens you’ve brought in here is revolting.

  36. egg_

    Panic over the virus

    But Italy! Italy! Italy!

    Nightly CV-19 lotto n all.

    /Goldfish

  37. Leigh Lowe

    I’ve been posting that and saying that everywhere.

    “Anyone under 80 died from this yet?!”.

    A small number, but they are remarkably coy about what other contributory factors might have been in play.
    It would seem to be pretty simple.
    Lockdown over 70’s, asthmatics, transplant patients, people doing chemo etc.
    Everyone else rolls on, maybe with some distancing stuff to modulate rate of spread.
    Not sure why that isn’t obvious.

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A Russian promise kept:

    Cite you the example of the former Rhodesian Selous Scout, who met one Mikhail Kalashnikov, at an arms fair in South Africa, and told Mikhail Kalashnikov that he considered the AK 47 a most inferior weapon. Said Selous Scout had been wounded seven times an AK – 47 was still capable of telling the tale..

  39. JC

    egg_
    #3531788, posted on August 1, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    I don’t get it, how’s the comment back in April suggesting panic?

    Panic over the virus (“not enough information!”) versus long term damage to the Economy.

    That’s what your State is now experiencing.

    Okay, I get it now. You agree.

    ————

    This is a total fucking disaster in the making. Assume we go through another 6 weeks of lockup. We open up and then there’s another outbreak.. what then? Do we close again?

    The stupid fucking hunchback looks to New Zealand for guidance and reckons that’s we should do. But the problem with this is that we’re a state in a federation with porous borders if we open up to other states. The stop go bullshit will be endless. We not like NZ because they’re a unitary state.

    In order for the new lockup to work, it will mean Victoria will have to isolate from the other states like until there’s a vax and no one from the other states will be allowed in. The same applies to NZ. They really can’t allow anyone to enter the place.

  40. rickw

    I just realised that Taliban Slayers AK47 has an early milled receiver which puts production date around 1950. The things around 70 years old!

  41. level 1
    victorycoal
    12 points ·
    1 day ago

    You know the drill… stay inside… stay alone… stay ALIVE!!!

    It’s like the ole “slip slap slop”.
    level 2
    FamilyFeud17
    9 points ·
    23 hours ago

    And if you can’t pay the rent?

    ————————————————-

    The bugmen want another three months off work so they wish to put millions of others out of work for their stay at home vacation.

  42. Leigh Lowe

    egg_

    #3531797, posted on August 1, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Humour me eggy.

    I’m sure most of the Tradies here know you’re a retard by now.

    That is worrying.
    But you still haven’t explained how intimate knowledge of Big Yellow Trucks is an advantage in flying aeroplanes.
    And I have provided two examples of pilots who would have fitted your ideal criteria as pilots … total death toll being ten between them.
    The late, great DFO fireball guy actually thought checklists were useless for someone of his heightened skills. You can almost hear him saying “HSE clipboarders”.
    Missed checklist four times.
    Killed himself and four others.
    If he had survived he would be picking up Dick Pussey’s soap.

  43. twostix

    Not trying to give out blame, I’m fairly neutral politically (Labor right)

    Every political comment on Reddit:

    “I’m not political at all (BLM Activist and occasional Greens polling place volunteer sometimes), and I know this is going to be super controversial to say here, but guythss, here goes: TrumpMorrisHitler is pure evil. There I said it, someone finally had to, down vote me, a non political person for sharing a super controversial opinion as you will…sigh”.

    +963472 upvotes.

  44. egg_

    Big Yellow Tonka

    Not Manuel Ute’s little red Cessna?

    5 x PLCs* and a mainframe in the $5 Mil “Tonka”.

    *Only requires one such PLC in a Grand Prix car.

  45. Makka

    Three people died overnight in the state – a woman in her 90s, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 80s.

    Fmd. And the economy is destroyed, for this?

  46. Leigh Lowe

    Every political comment on Reddit:

    Shouldn’t the lead in be “Hi Alan …”?

  47. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Matrix, that was an amusing selection of Covid literary out-takes upthread. You gotta laugh or you’d cry, for Victoria. Stage 4 lunacy. If we start the sort of testing as done in Vic we’ll be in lockdown too, with Qld to follow.

    The Three Wise Covids: look for no Covid, see no Covid, find no Covid.

  48. Leigh Lowe

    5 x PLCs* and a mainframe in the $5 Mil “Tonka”.

    Phwoar!!
    I am impressed.
    Bigly.
    As pick-up lines go, that must be a total winner.

  49. egg_

    But you still haven’t explained how intimate knowledge of Big Yellow Trucks is an advantage in flying aeroplanes.

    A contemptible level of trolling.
    Numbers could do better.

  50. twostix

    And if you can’t pay the rent?

    You should have become a “web developer” like 90% of Redditors are, instead of driving a truck or working in a shop or whatever you prolish peasants do, dummy!

  51. Leigh Lowe

    A contemptible level of trolling.
    Numbers could do better.

    I will assume that is code for “no fucking idea”.

  52. NoFixedAddress

    Premier Dan’s elf and safeti killers have doubled the number of defs..than any other state… guv cuomo

  53. egg_

    Phwoar!!

    What was in your hire plane/s?

  54. JC

    STFU you gruesome looking cow. He wasn’t well fed up. You appear to be very very fed up.

    One Melburnian has been caught driving to Wodonga for a McDonald’s Big Mac, while another travelled to Ballarat to get some “fresh air” in brazen breaches of lockdown restrictions.

    Police Minister Lisa Neville took aim at the “appalling behaviour” of those flouting stay-at-home directions on Saturday.

    “I am fed up with it, Victoria Police are fed up with it,” she said.

    “Can I be really clear, just in case there is any doubt at all, that there is absolutely no reason or need to drive from Melbourne to Wodonga to have a Big Mac.”

    If she’s fed up with it, then resign.

  55. NoFixedAddress

    Cuomo Dan will start blaming Trump soon.

  56. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    JC, there is no plan. Just substitute the term Australia for Victoria, we’re stuffed, while Stockholm is heading to near herd immunity, so is Mumbai. The world is moving to be fully open in six months time but we will still be closed.

    A vaccine is not a total fix anyway. Malaria pills seem to be preventative. The good old hydroxychlor. Harmless even long term in small dosage. What on earth are we doing demonizing it instead of using it for all health workers and the chronically ill aged?

  57. egg_

    I will assume that is code for “no fucking idea”.

    “Human Factors”, fuckwit.
    Again, most Tradies will be aware you’re a tosser.

  58. egg_

    From Numbers’ plane ID contest a while back IIRC

  59. Lazlo

    Umm. Are the Big Macs better in Wodonga than in Melbourne? If so, why? And WhoTF would drive 300km for one?

    You don’t think a Labor Minister would be making stuff up, do you?

  60. NoFixedAddress

    Next there should be a BLM protest

  61. JC

    Umm. Are the Big Macs better in Wodonga than in Melbourne? If so, why? And WhoTF would drive 300km for one?

    Laz, that’s a typical nanny state response. Who the fuck knows or cares if the dude wanted a big mac in Wodonga. Check your white, nanny state privilege.

  62. MatrixTransform

    literary out-takes upthread

    somebody got it

    🙂

    parenthesis closing for the openers the other week.

  63. twostix

    Undoubtedly the guy was just being a smartarse.

  64. NoFixedAddress

    then silent MUM protesters led by @notafan attacking Commonwealth buildings in Spring Street.

  65. MatrixTransform

    Macca’s and ‘ungry Jacks offering free delivery
    according to the ads on the teev

    …anybody think this is ‘free’ ?

  66. JC

    JC, there is no plan. Just substitute the term Australia for Victoria, we’re stuffed, while Stockholm is heading to near herd immunity, so is Mumbai. The world is moving to be fully open in six months time but we will still be closed.

    It’s the final crescendo of the nanny state. Everything get closed down FOREVER. Every human activity carries too much risk.

  67. NoFixedAddress

    but it’s okay..

    Premier Dan will protect us

  68. Lazlo

    It’s called irony JC. But as you head into Porridge, I can understand a lack of caring.

  69. NoFixedAddress

    And Emperor Xi has and Premier Dan are besties.

  70. JC

    Undoubtedly the guy was just being a smartarse.

    We know. He deserves at least 5 years because the police minister and Vicpol are fed up. They’re just fed up.

    And Stix, you occasionally berate me for disliking this fucking shit hole of a country. We have elected officials and the head of the police force talking to us like we’re children.

    Look dude, the only fucking reason we do well on the global income table is because we’re a tiny population on a huge continent rich in resources.

  71. Leigh Lowe

    Again, most Tradies will be aware you’re a tosser.

    That is so, so hurtful.
    Hey, speaking of tradies, has your favourite mechanic BRADLEY MANNING!!!! been sprung from the clink yet?
    But, but … taller… and the DNA … and body language!
    Bwah, ha, ha, ha.

  72. JC

    Laz, I was kidding too. I’m fed up, just fed up.

  73. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Ellie, you are a strong girl and this misery will pass.
    This place called the Cat is kinder than it was but far too anonymous to be of help to you right now. Let the hospital staff help you if that is truly where you are. There are some very kindly folk in hospitals and you need real people beside you at the moment. I am sure we all hope for the best for you too.

  74. NoFixedAddress

    Bets on what the victorian overnight death toll will be.

    850 i reckon.

  75. Lazlo

    Get it JC. Sorry for misinterpreting. Promise to visit you in jail – some snout, or cheese sandwiches?

  76. JC

    Just get a load how that fucking gruesome cow is talking to us… along with the copper. They’re fed up.. with us.

    How about this you gruesome politcal troll. How about we may be fed with you.

  77. MatrixTransform

    How about we may be fed with you

    I got a recipe for that

  78. egg_

    But, but … taller… and the DNA … and body language!

    Yup, crap evidence from the numpty NT plod.
    Next.

  79. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3531843, posted on August 2, 2020 at 12:11 am

    Just get a load how that fucking gruesome cow is talking to us… along with the copper. They’re fed up.. with us.

    How about this you gruesome politcal troll. How about we may be fed with you.

    All of them JC.
    Pollies, Plod, media.
    I got totally sick of Nanny Neil on 3AW lecturing like a fucking school matron talking to prep grade.

  80. Steve trickler

    She’s a stunner.



  81. twostix

    And Stix, you occasionally berate me for disliking this fucking shit hole of a country. We have elected officials and the head of the police force talking to us like we’re children.

    Nah I got stuck into you once because you did that thing that johnny come lately immigrants do of declaring everything before their grandparents arrived as nothing worthy of note.

    “Modern Australia”(tm) – born in the 1980’s, is a dead man walking.

  82. JC

    or cheese sandwiches?

    Toasted cheese, tomato and ham please.
    The bread needs to come from Noisette and has to be their traditional baguette. Cheese has to be King Island or imported and the tomatoes need to be the ones with the full stem. Finally, the ham has to be Grandma’s brand. Make sure the sanga is made this way.
    1. Ham first
    2. Cheese in the middle
    3. Tomato on top.
    Sprinkling of black pepper.

  83. Leigh Lowe

    Yup, crap evidence from the numpty NT plod.
    Next.

    But still in jail after a bunch of failed appeals.
    And his crooked struck-off lawyer mate Fraser has fallen on his arse … again.
    One day wonder.
    Gone.

  84. MatrixTransform

    Grandma’s brand

    the best for sure

    ‘Free Range” band is good too and a 2/3 the price

    their salami kicks arse

  85. JC

    Nah I got stuck into you once because you did that thing that johnny come lately immigrants do of declaring everything before their grandparents arrived as nothing worthy of note.

    Nope, not true. The one reference I’ve ever made is that the place was a sleepy hollow before the Gold Rush and it was only after this that the place took off.

    Moreover, it’s illogical to make the comment the place wasn’t fucntional before my parents arrived… otherwise there wouldn’t have been any opportunity to make a go of it.

    No, you were critical because I’ve said the place is a shithole in the present context and because I don’t want to spend all my time here. you’re making shit up. It’s nanny state shithole.

  86. max

    ‘smashed in the window of a young female driver’s car’

    Not a POC then. Or a person of ME appearance.

  87. JC

    matrix

    Nothing beats Grandma’s except French ham, which we don’t get here.

  88. Leigh Lowe

    max

    #3531855, posted on August 2, 2020 at 12:25 am

    ‘smashed in the window of a young female driver’s car’

    Not a POC then. Or a person of ME appearance

    Or a juiced up dickhead doing donuts around the Swanston/Flinders intersection.

  89. areff

    Before people start piling on to Ellie, bear in mind that she’s trying to cope with the legacies of horrific childhood abuse. If you can’t show the poor thing some sympathy, at least shut up. She could use friends and prayers right now.

  90. Lazlo

    JC: the Case Fatality Rate (cfr) from this virus has been steady from about the beginning of July at between 1-1.1%. In the last three days it has nudged above this, but still nowhere near its peak in the ‘first wave’ in May of about 1.45%.

    Meanwhile, the hospitalisation rate – a measure of the seriousness of the infection – has increased from about 3.2% in early July to 5.2% yesterday. This is the about the same rate it was running in May.

    The numbers show that there is nothing very aberrant going on in Victoria. Except that the eradication strategy is domed to failure. Soon, the rest of the world will have achieved herd immunity, and we will still be closing our borders out of fear.

  91. Leigh Lowe

    In Constitutional news.
    ScoMo pulls the pin on joining Fat Clive’s action against WA on border closures.
    Will Fatso carry on now he is picking up the tab?

  92. JC

    and we will still be closing our borders out of fear.

    It’s a freaking economic disaster in the making.

  93. JC

    Will Fatso carry on now he is picking up the tab?

    Are you kidding. Fat clive’s legal bill would be 500K a week. He’s suing or being sued once week. Clive don’t give a shit about another lawyer bill.

  94. Leigh Lowe

    Areff.
    I don’t think anyone had.
    And Lizzie’s advice on the matter is on the money.

  95. MatrixTransform

    i’m a child of the 60’s
    first born of 18yo parents

    things didn’t go as planned

    it has to be said

  96. P

    Thanks areff.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Ellie at this time.

  97. Lazlo

    King Island are the same conglomerate who banned Coon, JC. I have been trying to avoid them, but nearly all the cheese in Woolies comes from them. So have had to buy French Brie or English Cheddar.

  98. Leigh Lowe

    JC, yes, when he thinks he will have a payday.
    Not sure what Fat Clive’s payday would be here.
    And any victory would be shortlived.
    It is obvious ScoMo, Porter and McGowan will simply re-frame the restrictions to meet any HC decision.

  99. MatrixTransform

    perhaps Ellie is in good company?

  100. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Areff, if Ellie would like to email me then I would try to help her if I can. I have made the offer previously too, as a sort of neighbour, when she has clearly been in distress. Don’t want to intrude though as she didn’t reply. She may be in the Prince of Wales hospital where I was on Thursday. She has my details I think.

  101. NoFixedAddress

    areff
    #3531859, posted on August 2, 2020 at 12:31 am

    Before people start piling on to Ellie, bear in mind that she’s trying to cope with the legacies of horrific childhood abuse. If you can’t show the poor thing some sympathy, at least shut up. She could use friends and prayers right now.

    areff

    I appreciate what you are saying and that must be terrible for her to bear.

    Thank you for your comments.

    Horrific childhood abuse is an evil.

    Take care one and all.

  102. Mitch M.

    ‘Little brain’ or cerebellum not so little after all

    The little brain with a huge surface area and contains 50% of the CNS neurons. A Russian friend of mine sent me a study of “decerebrated rats”(only brainstem and cerebellum connected to the rest of the body). Those rats demonstrated complex behaviors that demonstrated how important the cerebellum. The cerebellum is involved in a remarkable array of behaviors and that involvement is regional specific in the cerebellum but as indicated in this article not in the same way as the rest of the brain, somewhat piecemeal. All this highlights one of the strangest features of brains: functional outcomes are often the result of many different brain regions working together yet specific areas are sometimes capable of generating the same behavior. It’s messy, that’s evolution for ya, but it works.

  103. Makka

    Meanwhile, the hospitalisation rate – a measure of the seriousness of the infection – has increased from about 3.2% in early July to 5.2% yesterday. This is the about the same rate it was running in May.

    Elevated recently only because Mad Dan has decided to move elderly cases into hospital from the aged care debacle homes.

  104. Lazlo

    Correct Makka. The facts are that this thing is dangerous for some but benign for most. We are subjucating ourselves for nonsense.

  105. NoFixedAddress

    It is obvious ScoMo, Porter and McGowan will simply re-frame the restrictions to meet any HC decision.

    then the HC is a mere cats-paw of The Australian Public Service Governments and Parliamentarians ™

  106. NoFixedAddress

    Premier Dan will still be there next July to celebrate the centenary of the formation of the CCP.

  107. NoFixedAddress

    The Australian Labor Party.

    Full on communists aligned with “the progressive alliance” – https://progressive-alliance.info/

  108. Ahem. Allegedly, apparently and according to rumour:

    Code for –
    “Here follows a load of concocted bullsit.
    But it gets me the attention I need to endure living in the top end, especially from November to April.
    Please read and then tell me how macho I am”.

  109. Win

    Hi Ellie, may the night pass and peace comes in the morning.

  110. Recruiting specialists in the bush has always been a problem.
    In the nineties I had a job in Mount Isa, for which the portfolio included recruiting special educators to work in an area twice the size of Victoria and Tasmania and included such locations as Hughenden, Cloncurry, the Isa, Barcaldine and Longreach (the larger centres) and smaller schools such as Birdsville, Bedourie, Dajarra, Urandangie, Prairie, Camooweal and Boulia.
    At the end of each year a staffing conference was held in Brisbane during which the list of new graduates was passed to the recruiting officers to offer them positions. This list was given to my region first, as it was the most remote in the state. This sequence didn’t fool the graduates, of course, as they knew quite well that offers from more favourable locations would follow.
    I had many interesting phone conversations which exposed to me the abysmal lack of knowledge of Queensland geography held by the graduates. These conversations were usually terminated when they understood exactly where these places were.
    All I could offer was the Remote Area Incentive Scheme (RAIS) which provided amongst other things for the accumulation (using a points system) of transfer credits which would guarantee a shift to a favourable location (Metro Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast etc) after three years.
    I ran into a bloke the other day who I had talked into a support teacher’s position in Mt Isa.
    He thanked me profusely, saying it was the best thing he ever did.
    He met his wife there, improved his qualifications on line and was transferred to the Sunshine Coast after six years, where he now has his own school and enjoys the sea breezes.
    Incidentally, providing they were given the right level of support from their principals, bush postings were always the best way to give young teachers the kind of experience which developed professional resilience and innovative skills.

  111. Herodotus

    Nobody cares what you say on any topic numbers. Piss off.

  112. Herodotus

    The Freedom Marchers in Germany have been photographed and look like average citizens engaging in an actually peaceful rally rather than those loot and burn “peaceful protests” we hear so much about.
    But to the usual suspects in the media they are “extreme right wing” and “conspiracy theorists”.

  113. Herodotus

    James Murdoch departs!
    The Fox News team (and many others) would be relieved.

  114. Knuckle Dragger

    Everyone needs a laugh in the morning. Appreciated, Plagiarism Bob.

    ‘Here follows a load of concocted bullsit.’

    Firstly, (sic).

    Spose you’d better admonish the other posters for concocting the same story, who’ve spoken to the same people in the same industry that are saying the same things, huh.

    You’re a research kinda guy. Allegedly and apparently. Go have a look. It’s not hard to find – got plenty of coverage in all the mainstream media. At the risk of leading an elderly, cowardly horse to water, here’s another clue – the jacks in the know at the time referred to the entire schemozzle as ‘Windows 95’.

    ‘But it gets me the attention I need’

    He misquoted, before launching into a single block monologue about his own white-knighting of spack herders in regional Queensland.

    Tell it to the Marines, you doddering tax thief.

  115. Herodotus

    Both Woolworths and Bunnings are now leaning on customers to mask up when in their stores. I’m not seeing the right sort of masks on either of their websites. Woolies have cosmetic “hydrating” style ones, while Bunnings have dust filter types.

  116. calli

    Chin up, Ellie. The tough girls here weren’t always tough. The carapace hides the marshmallow centre.

    You are tougher than you know.

  117. Bipartisan tributes to a great man –

  118. Spose you’d better admonish the other posters for concocting the same story, who’ve spoken to the same people in the same industry that are saying the same things, huh.

    The other posters aren’t up themselves to the same extent you are.
    You have a sad obsession with anything that reflects badly on police, or for that matter, anyone in authority.
    That’s always a sign of deep inadequacy.

  119. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘or for that matter, anyone in authority.’

    Like retired teachers?

    Ha ha bahahahaaaaa.

    Hang on. Weren’t you up on your cross a week or so back, opining on the true spirit of the digger as having ‘disdain for pomposity and authority’?

    Why yes. Yes you were. BAAAAAHHHHAAAAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA.

  120. Knuckle Dragger

    More importantly, Collingwood has been smacked a $50,000 blister because Nathan Buckley and one of his myriad of coaches went and played tennis with a couple of out-of-hub punters.

    The fine isn’t for covid breaches. It was justifiably issued because someone who identified as a man for these years was discovered playing tennis.

  121. miltonf

    Re the comment in the early hours this morning- extraordinary that going to Ballarat for some fresh air or to Wodonga for a big mac is now a heinous crime. It was a lovely day for a drive in Vicco yesterday btw. How loathsome and vile our political class is but so are the demonrats in the US.

  122. Knuckle Dragger

    *all these years*

    Ruined it. Good material too.

  123. BAAAAAHHHHAAAAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA.

    I’d get help for that.
    Looks likes a manifestation of Tourette.

  124. pete m

    There is a lot to be said for country living – we’d see less stress and psych from city busyness and maybe a return to some manners. Similar to moving to NT and moving up government ladder quicker then returning to Qld – lots of prosecutors for example follow this route – saves about 5 years plugging away in Qld system.

    Some lovely country out West. Shame we seem to prefer some coast, but living here, hard to argue with it!

  125. Knuckle Dragger

    Dancing sickness occurred throughout the Middle Ages, affecting most but particularly the old and the already sick. The danced until they died. Wiki (I know, I know):

    ‘One of the first major outbreaks was in Aachen, in the Holy Roman Empire, in 1374, and it quickly spread throughout Europe; one particularly notable outbreak occurred in Strasbourg in 1518, also in the Holy Roman Empire.

    Affecting thousands of people across several centuries, dancing mania was not an isolated event, and was well documented in contemporary reports. It was nevertheless poorly understood, and remedies were based on guesswork.’*

    Dunno what’s on their death certificates – pre-existing cholera, dysentery, dropsy, smallpox or dancing sickness.

    *Note for plagiarists – refer to an external source and name it. If you claim other people’s work as your own you’ll get found out and rightly ridiculed.

  126. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I’d get help for that.’

    Geez. That’s your comeback? Really? No rebuttal of the substance? Tired old coward.

    Bahahahaaaaa.

  127. miltonf

    Friday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said considering President Donald Trump’s “big frame,” he should have at least an ounce of decency.

    Foul old woman.

  128. caveman

    JC mentioned up thread, Dan hasn’t even given it six weeks, which also means they have no idea even if masks work or not. Why is no one surprised, he pulled the same stunt on the East West link.
    and not a fuk was given by Chairman Dan .

  129. 1735099

    No rebuttal of the substance.

    No “substance“ to rebut.
    “Allegedly”, “Apparently”……

  130. Struth

    I had many interesting phone conversations which exposed to me the abysmal lack of knowledge of Queensland geography held by the graduates. These conversations were usually terminated when they understood exactly where these places were.

    As I said yesterday, the institutionally educated couldn’t find their own arse with both hands and a mirror.
    Useless outside of their comfort zone and lacking in the general knowledge acquired by those they feel are beneath them.

    Yet, we have here a representative of pure idiocy and ignorance, who works hard every day to deny facts, every day, with his uni background, telling us how stupid uni graduate teachers are.
    You couldn’t make this shit up.

    Yes of course there are many exceptions, but the point being, an institutional education is no guarantee of smarts, as the troll shows us daily, and in many cases, no guarantee of even being an expert in their chosen field of study.
    This goes with trades as well.
    I am a qualified diesel mechanic and worked with some fellows without papers who knew more about mechanics than the qualified blokes.
    Our Universities now are dumbed down indoctrination centres and I fear for the quality of those courses where university education is required, like medicine.

    Yet with stage 4 lockdowns coming in and the rest of the states yet to take their turn, we have more pressing concerns.

    Hopefully we can get through a day without having Notafan grizzle about the various stages of tyranny she aggressively and hysterically supported in the first place, as she explains to one and all the bits of it she agrees with and those bits she doesn’t. As if she has a choice.
    Dan’s not listening to you dear, that’s not how tyranny works.
    So fucking spare us from it.
    You should be bloody dead quiet about this issue, and ashamed of yourself.

    It’s as stupid as handing full power to Hitler, and then being surprised that he doesn’t listen to your reasoned arguments against slapping you into the gas chamber.

    Hysteria has got you where you are, and where we all are.
    You’re not the only loon this attack has turned reasonable thinking people into.
    You just happen to display all of the hypocritical denialism and get aggressive about it, so you’re a target rich environment.

    I do not see myself as a smart man, just an average bloke.

    But I don’t hold fear about what has happened.
    I hold anger, as any man should.
    I am still thinking clearly and that is all.
    And there are many others here who are the same.
    You must understand that we cannot allow babbling stupidity of otherwise smart people, from fear and hysteria, to go unchallenged.

    It’s not about a Virus.
    You know that, and now it is time to stop pretending otherwise.
    You’re not that thick, (and I’m not just talking to you, Notafan) I think many people here are very smart and that includes the ladies, or I wouldn’t be here.
    But the last five months have been an eye opener to me, watching normally sane smart people turn into lunatics.
    Any calm observation of the facts over the last 5 months would leave any sane person as to no doubt what has happened to us.

    Let me give you one example of denialism still being said here.
    “If bloody lockdowns don’t work, why does the Idiot Dan Andrews think shutting down everything again will”

    That’s denialism, pure and simple, and you know why, and I don’t have to you, because you are smarter than that.
    Can we please get passed this covid nonsense and face what has happened.
    It’s been 5 months FFS.
    Raving insane lunatics, quoting “case” numbers, shitting themselves, blaming their own countrymen in other states, and generally denying what I know they would not , if not in fear of the reality.

  131. miltonf

    Andrews sees everything as being about politics. Monash uni arts to apparatchik to politician.

  132. Bruce of Newcastle

    You have a sad obsession with anything that reflects badly on police, or for that matter, anyone in authority. That’s always a sign of deep inadequacy.

    Enough about Portland.

  133. Eyrie

    A huge police presence remains on every corner of Smethurst St.

    Methinks a little creativity on social media could have the jacks running around all over Melbourne to non existent protests. Time to re-read Eric Frank Russell’s “Wasp” aka insurgent training manual.

  134. miltonf

    Can any economist answer this question. We we told in year 11 that the factors of production were land, labour, capital and enterprise. Is that Keynesian or pre Keynesian?

  135. Of course it’s pre Keynesian. von Mises stressed the importance of entrepreneurship.

  136. Knuckle Dragger

    Beards.

    I will take Chairman Dan and his buffoon ensemble seriously, apropos of mask wearage when they ban beards completely. For health reasons.

    No cultural exemptions. No religious exemptions. Any medically exempted person is banned from leaving his/her/its house for any reason.

    Until then, they’re taking the piss and can get fucked.

  137. mh

    State government officials and politicians worked late into Saturday night on the details of the next stage of the fight against the killer virus after Premier Daniel Andrews reported another 397 new COVID-19 cases and three more lives lost, two of them from aged care homes, as the deadly crisis in the sector deepened.

    The Premier provided no detail at his press conference on what was being considered but sources close to the planning process say Melbourne could move to stage four, likely to be in force for six weeks, as early as Wednesday under the plan being considered.

    The rest of the state would be placed under the stage three lockdown that has been in force in the metro area for the past four weeks, with further school closures also likely to be enforced.

  138. miltonf

    OK- they also taught us in year 12 that Y = C + S which is Keynesian.

  139. Struth

    Beards.

    I will take Chairman Dan and his buffoon ensemble seriously, apropos of mask wearage when they ban beards completely. For health reasons.

    No cultural exemptions. No religious exemptions. Any medically exempted person is banned from leaving his/her/its house for any reason.

    Until then, they’re taking the piss and can get fucked.

    Well argued.
    This is why I come here.
    I’m stealing that and putting it on Facebook etc.

  140. Mater

    You have a sad obsession with anything that reflects badly on police, or for that matter, anyone in authority.
    That’s always a sign of deep inadequacy.

    Oh, Ok.

    1735099
    #2949294, posted on March 3, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    As for “subversion”. I use that term to make clear that I will never accept authority for its own sake, an understanding that I gleaned through military service.

  141. Struth

    Methinks a little creativity on social media could have the jacks running around all over Melbourne to non existent protests. Time to re-read Eric Frank Russell’s “Wasp” aka insurgent training manual.

    Too early for you on a Sunday Morning Tailgunner?
    Looks like we have just the job for you, being a social media young’n.

  142. miltonf

    Pelosi filth is really the stuff of nightmares- an animated cadaver in fine, expensive clothes.

  143. miltonf

    Did she make all her money from her congressional salary?

  144. mh

    1735099
    #3531918, posted on August 2, 2020 at 7:30 am
    Bipartisan tributes to a great man

    Those three turds?

  145. Imagine if Ginsburg, Pelosi & Biden formed a ruling trimvurate of sorts.

  146. miltonf

    I’m sure they’re in regular contact. What a collection of foul geriatrics.

  147. Struth

    The smoking of Brisket , low and slow, rubs, moisture trays, types of smoking woods, are closely guarded secrets around here.
    Sharing of such information is only done between real mates.

    Won’t matter soon, meat will be too hard to get.

  148. Bruce of Newcastle

    Imagine if Ginsburg, Pelosi & Biden formed a ruling trimvurate of sorts.

    With AOC as Dorothy and Barack the man behind the curtain?

  149. You mean Barack America don’t you, Corn Pop?

  150. mh

    Stage 5 will blow your mind.

  151. Rossini

    Ellie
    #3531757, posted on August 1, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    Stay safe,
    The alternative is permanent

  152. H B Bear

    Victoriastan, Australia’s most progressive State, still going backwards I see.

  153. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘You have a sad obsession with anything that reflects badly on police, or for that matter, anyone in authority.’

    Okay, Private Abandonment*, but only because I’ll be gonksi all day, out in the sun, mask free and carefree:

    You may have missed these episodes in recent times where I’ve been scathing of the jacks:

    Gargasoulas. Their actions at the time by listening to their stupid risk-averse bosses, and the internal shitfight that followed which Ashton fought to conceal but was made public anyway;
    Nixon. Pretty much everything about the fat slag, but in particular the 2009 fires, her fudging of crime stats, refusal to accept that there were African gangs roaming Melbun streets and her feminisation of a once-great police force;
    Comrie, aka The Skunk before her;
    Every single thing about the Pell investigation from the genesis of Op Tethering through all its shit investigative practices, exclusion of exculpatory evidence, failure to put a brief with a reasonable prospect of a conviction or finding of guilt up THREE times before it got to court, and where the jacks made cocks of themselves;
    Every single thing about the Gobbo matter, including the excremental performances of Nixon, Overland, Cornelius, Ashton and Lay among others in pretending they’d forgotten their recruitment of a drug-fucked camera whore of a barrister as a gig and hoping nobody would notice;
    The fucking awful, albeit small part of an investigation into the shooting death of two cops in 1998 which in all likelihood will ultimately see one crook released with a pile of coin in his kick;
    Strongly recommending that everyone getting a covid blister from the Vicco jacks fight them all the way to court (no-one yet’s produced a finding of guilt rate for these, by the way);
    NSW cops scaring sunbathers in parks;
    Qld cops tormenting publicans;
    WA cops tormenting firearm owners;
    Applause for Gunner and rickw (I think) breaching the Facemask Curtain the other day, and in particular for exposing one poor plod sod pleading for them to ‘make my life easier’; and
    Windows 95.

    Now let’s return to your original statement, for want of a better term:

    ‘You have a sad obsession with anything that reflects badly on police, or for that matter, anyone in authority.’

    As they say on TikTok, yeah nah.

    *Of principles.

  154. notafan

    My son and I I have a running joke that the next lockdown state is every one go and kill yourselves.

    Dan and his crew are the proverbial headless chooks.

    Also Henny Penny.

    The one time you’re cheering for the fox.

  155. Now let’s return to your original statement, for want of a better term:

    No – let’s return to this.

  156. mh

    At least Melbourne has the good weather.

    Tuesday 4 August
    Melbourne area
    Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 500 metres at times. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Possible small hail. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h.

  157. caveman

    Chairman Dan /Victoriastan become sovereign risks, nothing worse than being in a state of uncertainty. The amount of coin , business and livelihoods wasted is unforgivable.

  158. Farmer Gez

    At the Grampians today for a last spurt of freedom.
    We went to the Mallee yesterday to look at the silo art, crops and spread a bit of money around. Bought a few travellers at the Lascelles Minapre hotel.
    The publican also makes portable buildings, dongas. I’m a bit keen on one myself and grabbing a few for the turf club to serve as jockey rooms.

  159. Boambee John

    You have a sad obsession with anything that reflects badly on teachers, or for that matter, anyone in the education bureaucracy.
    That’s always a sign of deep inadequacy.

    Fixed that for the bin chicken!

    No charge!

  160. Boambee John

    Looks likes a manifestation of Tourette.

    Someone like the bin chicken, with a combination of Trump perseveration and OCD is in a good position to make this diagnosis.

  161. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘let’s return to this.’

    You naïve, naïve fool. You don’t get it.

    The last thing the jacks need is white-knighting from an elderly tax thief who can’t get past his deliberate abandonment of his ‘mates’ 50 years ago, and whose only concern is for himself.

    Gonna have to trust me on this one.

  162. Knuckle Dragger

    Poor attempt at goalpost-shifting, by the way.

    D+. Easily distracted. Please see me.

  163. Boambee John

    I had many interesting phone conversations which exposed to me the abysmal lack of knowledge of Queensland geography held by the graduates.

    The strong defender of the public education system doesn’t see the irony in this statement!

  164. Knuckle Dragger

    Didja see the Rupanyup and Brim ones Gez?

  165. notafan

    Ellie going to echo the upthread comments about things being better in the morning.

    And wishing you a speedy return to good health.

    I’m not sure here is a good place for the fragile.

  166. miltonf

    Good analysis KD. The murders of innocent citizens on the streets of Melbourne clearly demonstrate that the social contract has been abandoned by both the feds and state. By the feds I include Howard era.

  167. miltonf

    The more i think about JWH the more I reluctantly conclude that he was a phony. Maybe a Bush globalist.

  168. Robber Baron

    My sister just called me urging me to go food shoping today because she heard Dan will introduce STAGE 4 restrictions. UK style home detention with only 1 person per household allowed to shop once per week.

    I just told her that if he even tries it revolution will begin.

    I will go shopping just to watch the Karen’s panic shop.

  169. Farmer Gez

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3531991, posted on August 2, 2020 at 9:08 am
    Didja see the Rupanyup and Brim ones Gez?

    Yes for the Brim silos. The man and a dog at the Nullawil silos is the best in my opinion.

  170. 1735099

    The strong defender of the public education system

    Many of these graduates (at least half) were products of private schooling.

  171. Helen

    Ellie, it might get worse, but it will get better, as you will. And it never entirely goes away you have to guard against it. But you can live with it.
    You are a strong, sassy gal. Keep breathing. Let people be kind to you, and be kind to yourself. And one day, life will sing with in again. God Bless you.

  172. notafan

    Robber Baron

    I hope you are correct regarding a revolution.

    I don’t know how they are going to enforce a once a week rule.

    Are they going to issue ration cards?

  173. 1735099

    Poor attempt at goal-post shfting

    No – simply a reminder that the police are, on the whole, honest and hard working, and have a difficult and dangerous road to hoe.

  174. If senior VicPol and government identities are getting fed up, aren’t they just following in the C. Nixon tradition?

  175. notafan

    Oh Dear

    Now numbers is saying the public education system couldn’t compete with the private sector in producing quality graduates. Unless the private school system educates half of all students.

    Also

    Did you survey them to accurately determine which appalling lack of geography went to which school?

  176. miltonf

    They certainly don’t consider themselves as our elected representatives. Born to rule more likely.

  177. Snoopy

    TheirABC:

    A vulnerable shorebird found across southern Australia is showing good signs of its numbers increasing as fewer people visit beaches because of travel restrictions.

    Save wildlife. Make travel restrictions permanent.

  178. notafan

    Roads are notoriously hard to hoe.

  179. Bruce of Newcastle

    Glad to see you supporting the police Numbers, and not Antifa and BLM.

  180. miltonf

    More outrage from them about going to Ballarat for some fresh air than the murders of citizens in the CBD?

  181. Farmer Gez

    The grain hoppers at the silos had the non farm tourists intrigued.
    They couldn’t work out what the two big cement boxes were for either side of the drive over grating.
    I gave hints until one fella guessed it was for bagged wheat.

  182. rickw

    Methinks a little creativity on social media could have the jacks running around all over Melbourne to non existent protests. Time to re-read Eric Frank Russell’s “Wasp” aka insurgent training manual.

    Indeed!

  183. Snoopy

    The manager of a Melbourne trucking company has been charged with four counts of manslaughter over a crash on the Eastern Freeway in Melbourne earlier this year, in which four police officers were killed.

  184. Boambee John

    1735099
    #3531999, posted on August 2, 2020 at 9:15 am
    The strong defender of the public education system

    Many of these graduates (at least half) were products of private schooling.

    First, didn’t you spend some time in private schools?

    Second, and the other half ….?

  185. notafan

    Yes

    I don’t think they ever used the word appalling when Sisto was stabbed to death thinking he was coming to someone’s aid.

    Feelings of sensitive types might have been hurt.

    One upside of covid19 no crowds to drive trucks through.

  186. Nick

    It’s weird watching Facechookers repost Pong Wong’s comments about the Ruby Princess fiasco assert that Andrews isn’t to blame for anything.

  187. Nick

    The manager

    Other than Pusey, he’s probably the only other white, male they can find.

  188. Nick

    I liked this lol

    How the wellness industry complicates simple pleasures
    How going-out-for-a-run turned into a cult of obsession, judgment, narcissism and boring dinner conversations.

  189. min

    Insiders blaming Scomo for Nursing home problems in Victoria . Labor wants employers to pay sick pay as well as the government..
    There is part of the economy not covered by any payment during the pandemic. Those who have come to OZ on visas that do not cover medicare , Work in low paying jobs and have to keep working to survive.
    For example ,I know of some filippino who have been working here for years as cleaners, farm work and in nursing homes .who are in this situation no medicare no support.

  190. Calli, my Mum has a Singer with treadle but also the optional motor attached to the back. It sits in a cabinet about 3×3×2 feet (metric would not do it justice). To transform into a sewing workstation work area, the top folds to the left to become a bench, resting on the opened door. The smaller door on the right has a built-in caddy for spare bobbins, reels and tools. The machine itself lifts from below the top surface on hinges and locks into place. I’ve never seen the treadle in use, it simply is a tray for various spare fabric.

    Since I grew up with it being in the house, the look of a lone machine on the kitchen table has always looked inadequate, somehow. 😉

  191. Geriatric Mayfly

    Friday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said considering President Donald Trump’s “big frame,” he should have at least an ounce of decency.Foul old woman.

    She has been spewing up lots of one liners lately and trialling pathetic soubriquets for Trump. Fancy Nancy would have us all be rolling around if only she would wear a ball gag.

  192. Leigh Lowe

    No – simply a reminder that the police are, on the whole, honest and hard working, and have a difficult and dangerous road to hoe. (sic)

    The expression is “hard row to hoe”, oh Master and Commander of Teaching English.
    You’re welcome.
    Roads are for (snort) “fanging around” in an MX5 or hosting anti-V******m war protests.

  193. Cassie of Sydney

    “Helen
    #3532001, posted on August 2, 2020 at 9:16 am”

    Can I echo this..keep strong Ellie…it will get better.

  194. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘hosting anti-V******m war protests.’

    He only went to one, and ran away when the jacks turned up.

    The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

  195. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘dangerous road to hoe.’

    Oh my God.

  196. Nick

    Strange that Victoria’s politicians are never to blame for anything, ever.

  197. min

    Nikki Savva is saying Feds were reluctant to step in and takeover Nursing home catastrophe however Andrews stated that he was in charge and would not be told What to do . On video somewhere in one of his daily blaming sessions can Cats help find it Sick of him passing the buck’.

  198. notafan

    The use of the word ‘dangerous’ is also problematic.

    Hoeing might be difficult but unless you are in a country recently at war with much unexploded ordinance, generally not dangerous.

  199. notafan

    If you look at link.

    Masks in nursing homes are mandated from today only, unless you don’t have to.

  200. notafan

    And many nursing homes have banned visitors altogether.

    For ages.

  201. 1735099

    The expression is

    Don’t get too excited.
    There are variants, and the one I used is an example.
    I could have a field day with the misuse of the language extant here, but that would distract from the ignorance, bigotry and misogyny that is the usual currency.
    Speaking of misogyny, Struth’s use of the non-word “agreeance” grates, but is overwhelmed by the content of his completely unhinged rants.

  202. Cassie of Sydney

    “Nick
    #3532030, posted on August 2, 2020 at 9:46 am
    Strange that Victoria’s politicians are never to blame for anything, ev
    er.”

    Nick….you omitted a key word…Victoria’s Labor politicians.

  203. Nick

    Yes, Cassie, indeed 🙂

  204. cohenite

    The troll still not dead; day 657.

  205. woolfe

    Dragon returning with crew from space station

  206. notafan

    Your alleged version makes no sense.

    You cannot hoe a road. Not would you have any reason to want to.

    Talk about grating.

  207. HOW CARBON DIOXIDE DRIVES CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE
    AS EXPLAINED BY PROFESSOR MARK MASLIN, CLIMATE SCIENTIST
    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

    https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/05/03/the-co2-theory-of-everything/

  208. cohenite

    Best of WIP: contrast between HK protestors wearing US flag and antifa shits wearing commie flag.

    In other news the squirrel AOC says St Father Damian, the guy who spent his life helping lepers before dying of leprosy, was a white supremacist. What an evil little kunt.

  209. Leigh Lowe

    Don’t get too excited.
    There are variants, and the one I used is an example.

    True scholars of the language acknowledge that your faux-pas is in wide usage by the poorly educated and ill-informed.
    Common usage does not make it correct.

    Struth’s use of the non-word “agreeance” grates, but is overwhelmed by the content of his completely unhinged rants.

    There you go again.
    Exaggeration and hyperbowl.
    Struth’s posts are not “completely unhinged”.
    They are “partially unhinged”.
    Get it right.

  210. lotocoti

    Having hoed a row or two, I think road hoeing would be dangerous if you choked the shaft.

  211. H B Bear

    Time for ‘NamBob to go and spend some quality time in a hermetically sealed MX-5.

  212. notafan

    Numbers fulminating about graduates poor knowledge of towns in western Queensland.

    Yet doesn’t know what a simple handheld agricultural tool is used for.

  213. Leigh Lowe

    Yet doesn’t know what a simple handheld agricultural tool is used for.

    Understandable.
    Candidate Bob is inside researching his PhD (Doctor of Phlagiarism).
    Mrs Bob is the one familiar with garden tools and manual labour.

  214. If we can find the hoe, perhaps see’ll recall the MX-5 that stopped by her on the road.

    Have I read this right?

  215. notafan

    More bobisms

    Too many hoes make the road dangerous

    A hoe in the hand is worth a dangerous road

    A hoe in time saves the road

    All accepted variations

  216. Geriatric Mayfly

    In other news the squirrel AOC says St Father Damian, the guy who spent his life helping lepers before dying of leprosy, was a white supremacist. What an evil little kunt.

    More to her taste, all those saintly priests spouting Marxist liberation theology in Latin America. Not enough plinths for the statues.

  217. notafan

    Nelson

    Please stop assuming hoe gender.

    It’s not that kind of blog.

  218. Leigh Lowe

    This is out of control.
    “Hoe” and “ho” are not interchangeable.
    Unless Spud was referring to that well known Chinese market garderner, Hoe Chi Minh.

  219. Leigh Lowe

    Michael Row the Ho Ashore?

  220. min

    Nursing homes 8 years ago husband was in a not for profit one that assessed us to pay $60,000 pa for his room plus all the extras . There was one registered nurse on each floor ,not there on weekends . Carers were kind and caring but on time schedule to get care done , occupational therapist to organise activities etc. and other residents appeared happy and comfortable when I spoke with them in dining room joining them for lunch . However for medical problems , in our case it was son , a doctor who diagnosed pneumonia , staff had not noticed as they do not have the skills to report problems.
    My cleaning help now not allowed to come is a filippino also working as a carer in a private nursing home . she paid $2000 to get training and the promise of a visa to work there at below award wages . She is hard working , conscientious and trying for a visa there must be many in her position ,l have met afew.

  221. Nick

    What St Damian should have done was to put a Leper Lives Matter filter onto his social media and have attended a rally. /sarc.

  222. Nick

    Hi hoe, hi hoe,
    It’s off to war I go.
    WitH lots of tears
    For the next 50 years,
    Hi hoe, hi hoe.

  223. max

    For example ,I know of some filippino who have been working here for years as cleaners, farm work and in nursing homes .who are in this situation no medicare no support.

    And they would be desperate to stay here, the above notwithstanding. They don’t go around with huge chips on their shoulders accusing Australians of racism, they work hard in jobs we would hate and they’re especially good with old people. Culture.

  224. notafan

    Oh he could have followed AOC’s example; put on a gleaming white outfit and stood somewhere near a leper colony for a photo op.

  225. Leigh Lowe

    I plant out my vegetable garden in late Spring.
    Or, as I like to call it, “Hoevember”.

  226. Old School Conservative

    Many of these graduates (at least half) were products of private schooling.

    Both schooling sectors follow the same state-mandated syllabus.
    Syllabus writing has been hijacked by the left, as Kevin Donnelly has amply referenced.

  227. notafan

    The expression ‘dangerous road to mow ‘ is also increasing in popularity.

    I was just discussing this with random people on the internet.

  228. Geriatric Mayfly

    Isn’t Gnashers Cortez being primaried for her seat? She will be grabbing headlines by any means, mostly foul, to stay in the spotlight. Expect more and worse to come.

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