Tuesday Forum: August 4, 2020

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  1. Leigh Lowe

    KD.
    “Gold-digger Wants a Farm” was mine.
    I haven’t repeated it though.
    I like to keep everything fresh and original.

  2. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    In The Netherlands ventilation is now seen as so important in stopping COVID, they are now contemplating a massive overhaul in the ventilation systems across schools, hospitals, aged care facilities, etc..

    And for quarantine hotels, cruise ships and all aircraft not just those which already filter well?

    Quarantine at home solves the problem for most there, especially if monitored electronically in some way. If home is an apartment with shared aircon unfiltered or shared with other people, only then should people be sent elsewhere. Sealed hotel rooms with unfiltered aircon should not be being used for quarantine, especially if they are monitored by Dan Andrew’s choice of security guard.

  3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    blockquote fail there, sorry. Just reverse it.

  4. Knuckle Dragger

    Aha.

    Revised Edition, with Footnotes:

    *h/t LL

  5. $6k for a mutt?

    I can buy an unproven, but legit thoroughbred for that, right?

  6. Shy Ted

    In Mark A’ lame pics I found Wally quite easily. But just look at the number of blokes with poorly concealed erections! That’s one for the lady Cats. I blame the bikini-clad cartoon women for the problem.

  7. Snoopy

    At the pathology lab in northside Brisbane, yesterday.
    People in reception (estimated ages):

    2×20 something girls – masks
    1×30 something woman – mask
    1×40 something asian woman – mask
    1×30 something long-haired hippie male asking about a Covid test – mask
    1×60 something woman – no mask
    1×80 something man – no mask
    1×70 something man – no mask

    and me – no mask.

    There seems to be a pattern here. I blame compelling children to wear bike helmets in 1993. It seems to have produced a generation of compliant snowflakes.

  8. Knuckle Dragger

    Wait.

    Wasn’t there supposed to be a thread change at midnight?

    Something’s wrong.

    *squints*

  9. C.L.

    New York sophisticates now surrounded by Democrat-funded street zombies and – get this – the very real makings of bubonic plague.

    Enjoy.

  10. Maj

    Gates himself is fairly moderate and supports nuclear.

    Do your research.

  11. notafan

    I said for a brief time, it was during a drought period, when Melbourne’s water storage was getting very low.

    Fool me once and all that.

    A very long time ago.

  12. Cassie of Sydney

    “I would describe Microsoft as left, but not as far-left.”

    Agree…I don’t mind Bill Gates…Microsoft isn’t on a par with Dorsey’s sewer, Google and Youtube.

  13. Boambee John

    Peter Garrett is rising 70 for Pete’s sake. They look like your classic Lightning Ridge misfits who are no longer quite with it.

    Chrome Dome looks as if he is auditioning for a reprise of Yul Brynner’s role in the original Magnificent Seven.

  14. Leigh Lowe

    Wasn’t there supposed to be a thread change at midnight?

    Something’s wrong.

    Don’t play dumb.
    You know this is all part of Operation Blogwrecker Phase 5.0.
    Stop any new open thread opening so that the existing thread gets overheated and collapses back into the molten radioactive core of the Big Blog.
    It will end up looking like a Beirut superphosphate warehouse.

  15. feelthebern

    Bernie is nuts.

    Takes one to know one.

  16. Bruce of Newcastle

    Wasn’t there supposed to be a thread change at midnight?
    Something’s wrong.

    Giant huntsperson ate the Doomlord.

    Australian man surprised by late night visitor: a huntsman spider (Jerusalem Post, 7 Aug)

    An Australian man was surprised to see a spider at his door at 2 a.m. The man was woken up by someone ringing his doorbell repeatedly and decided to check his security camera before opening the door.

    What he saw on camera was a huge spider crawling across the camera lens causing the bell to ring. The man identified it as a huntsman spider, according to British media and republished by Walla News.

    Reddit users commenting on the post suggested that the spider may have been attracted to the heat let off by the infrared light on the security camera.

    Now how do I get into this nice warm house? Ah, I know, I’ll ring the doorbell.

  17. min

    Doctor who was employed to help in nursing homes after staff were removed said that there were no patient records and life decisions had to be made in Avery short time like a few minutes , without any contact with family and no medical records . Had to assess over 100 in a day. Apparently doctors were contacted re availability to help with crisis in nursing homes , according to another family member. So who removed the medical records before team arrived.?

  18. EvilElvis

    Custard, great link to that Quadrant article before. Sums up the situation far better than I ever could.

    Thoughts with you, Roger.

  19. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘thread gets overheated and collapses back into the molten radioactive core of the Big Blog.’

    *frantic tapping on calculator. Looks up*

    My God. 15 pages. He’s right!

    Visors down, people!

  20. feelthebern

    So who removed the medical records before team arrived.?

    Is this from a news report?
    If so, please link.

  21. 2dogs

    Do your research.

    My research detects and rejects conspiracy theories.

  22. feelthebern

    Weekend Oz is infuriating.
    Some great reporting.
    Some awful awful puff pieces.

  23. Cassie of Sydney

    “2dogs
    #3539981, posted on August 8, 2020 at 9:05 am
    Do your research.

    My research detects and rejects conspiracy theories.”

    As does mine.

  24. notafan

    That was a pretty good piece Cardi

    Except arts subsidies gives us mediocre film and television mostly progressive themed.

    Giving taxpayer money to gaming developers would produce woke feminist rubbish.

    Niantic are handing over millions to black gamers because BLM; expect that to be a straight flush down toilet.

  25. Some History

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3539949, posted on August 8, 2020 at 8:33 am
    Step 1: Collect 288 unskilled, botox-ridden AFL trophy WAGs.
    Step 2: Bundle together, along with 170 of their various spawn.
    Step 3: Put them all in the one spot (the Mercure Gold Coast Resort) and prevent them leaving.

    These are celebrated “social influencers”, role models of the time.

  26. Leigh Lowe

    What he saw on camera was a huge spider crawling across the camera lens causing the bell to ring.

    Classic catch with old security systems.
    Spider sets up house behind motion sensor.
    Spider crawls out over front of sensor.
    Sensor activated.
    Lights … sirens.
    Spider scurries back home.
    WTF?
    What caused that.

  27. feelthebern

    Tim Tebow is being retweeted a lot today.
    Gee I hate him.
    Sets the bar so high.
    Fuck you Tim Tebow.

  28. Boambee John

    Cardimona

    We need more Australian Atlassians to take the place of US Googles; more Australian jobs paying Australian tax.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but hasn’t it been claimed that Atlassian has never paid tax here?

  29. Boambee John

    PS, very good column otherwise.

  30. caveman

    Penman wrote one too many pages.

  31. Leigh Lowe

    From the Huntsman link…

    The bite of a huntsman spider is not generally considered dangerous to a healthy adult, but they are venomous and their bite has been known to cause some neurological symptoms in humans.

    Translation.
    They are totally fucking harmless.
    However some people, when bitten, run around like headless chooks.
    Their GP tells them it was a “neurological reaction” to save embarrassment.

  32. Nick

    A senior Department of Jobs official has been removed from their role as evidence mounts that the decision to use private security guards at Melbourne’s quarantine hotels was partly driven by a well-meaning attempt to provide jobs under “social inclusion” policies.

    A leaked email from another public servant, the department’s deputy secretary for inclusion, also paints a picture of how rushed the implementation was, describing “heroic efforts” over a weekend in late March as bureaucrats became “expert in the delivery of hotel concierge services”.

    They mean Aborigines

  33. Snoopy

    We need more Australian Atlassians to take the place of US Googles; more Australian jobs paying Australian tax.

    Mike Cannon Brookes has announced to great aclaim that Atlassian is going to give all employees the option of fully working from home, working from the office or anywhere in between.

    Of course if an employee is working from home it doesn’t matter which country they live in. Atlassian’s Australian employees may become a vanishing breed.

  34. Nick

    Comments at the Age are illustrative. The best one says that reporting it is basically choosing to go after Aborigines. Another says that mentioning Aborigines ‘makes it about race, which isn’t a good idea’, oblivious to the fact that the group were chosen because of their race. f Then we have this:

    This is the perfect example of when equality, inclusion and virtue signaling in general are prioritised over choosing the best fit for a particular role. As predicted, this method doesn’t work. Would we want someone performing life saving surgery on our loved ones who was only chosen to perform the surgery due the “social inclusion” policy? Or would we want the surgeon who has the best track record and most experience regardless of their gender, race, social status? Keeping the virus inside the hotel was arguably the most important role in Victoria at that time, why one would decide that it was a good time to virtue signal to everyone that Victorians put equality first is beyond me. I’m tired and bored of the leftists ideological views of the world.

  35. Entropy

    Snoopy
    #3539965, posted on August 8, 2020 at 8:52 am
    At the pathology lab in northside Brisbane, yesterday.
    People in reception (estimated ages):

    That is at a pathology lab too. In the Brisbane CBD it would be lucky to be one in a hundred, usually asians and maybe no different from normal.

  36. Snoopy

    They mean Aborigines

    They mean a business at least 51% owned and controlled by someone with at least 1/32 Aboriginal ancestry.

  37. Nick

    Lol, Fairfax on Midnight Oul

    In the poisonous echo chambers of social media, the reception has been more mixed, underscoring the amplification of the culture wars since Midnight Oil’s heyday. Comments ranging from “BLM marxist domestic terrorism” to “they continue to kick dirt in the face of oppression” redefine the entrenched polarisation of public debate.

  38. C.L.

    I see The Australian has become the chief propagator of the ‘no no – this is very much a young person’s illness’ line. CHOs have been slipping this into the headlines for about ten days now to justify incarcerating healthy youngsters and destroying their lives.

  39. Nick

    They mean a business at least 51% owned and controlled by someone with at least 1/32 Aboriginal ancestry.

    Let’s not bring race into it, yet they are more into eugenics things the Nazis were /sarc.

  40. Nick

    This person must be a Cat lol

    Shelley was humble in declaring that “we would like to go to the UK where we have our own home and travel around (we own a narrowboat).” I like that understated bit about owning a narrowboat, Shelley – it’s something that us yobs can relate to. Others could have mentioned strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, or hoovering cucumber sandwiches while watching the polo, but you didn’t. I salute your modesty as I eat my cake.

    P. Reynolds, Gilmore, ACT

  41. Snoopy

    owned and controlled by someone with at least 1/32 Aboriginal ancestry.

    Or a Bruce Pascoe.

  42. MatrixTransform

    learn by posting the wrong answer, not by asking the question.

    ah aVe my man … do enjoy his vijeos

  43. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hawaiian shirts are racist.
    (via BCF)

  44. Helen

    Had an email from my local Senator the other day. She and farmer orgs have managed to get some skilled labour in for the NT mango picking season which is worth about 120 million to the NT economy, they need 2,000 pickers, quarantine was all set up feds agreed but left final decision to ALP NT Gov, and the minister for Ag Paul Kirby said 170 can come, as a pilot.

    Aussies dont want to do it, there aren’t enough backpackers and NSW and Vic face the same quarantine restrictions coming into the NT.

    It it is brain dead. I guess there will be a lot of fruit rotting on the ground.

    I believe the same shortages for harvest right around the country, be it wheat or mangoes or anything in between. I cant even get a nibble for a station hand job.

  45. thefrollickingmole

    Top Ender

    On the deaths by malfunction piece…
    Compare and contrast.

    Hans-Joachim Marseille (whom i should get a book on)
    He reached the zenith of his fighter pilot career on 1 September 1942, when during the course of three combat sorties he claimed 17 enemy fighters shot down, earning him the Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten (Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds). Only 29 days later, Marseille was killed in a flying accident, when he was forced to abandon his fighter due to engine failure. After he exited the smoke-filled cockpit, Marseille’s chest struck the vertical stabiliser of his aircraft. The blow either killed him instantly or incapacitated him so that he was unable to open his parachute.

    Lots of episodes of crash landing or being forced down.

    Vs

    Erich Hartmann

    Nearly no maintenance issues/prangs once established.

    Theres a story in his biography that the Allies were dismissive of the “obvious propaganda” of Hartmanns successes, until the Russians pretty well said “nope, one man fighter squadron”…

  46. A few weeks ago spoke with a Victorian on the phone. He mentioned he had heard some guards who were on quarantine duty went from the hotels to participate in the BLM protest. No idea where he got that info but it would not be surprising.

    I think Andrews and Health Minister will wait for the end of the “inquiry” to step down. However I note Russell Crowe has recently praised Andrews for doing a good job. Great actor but unfortunately a bit too woke for my liking.

    Plenty of coverage about VIC disaster in the Oz today.

    “They mean Aborigines”

  47. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3540020, posted on August 8, 2020 at 9:34 am

    This person must be a Cat lol

    Don’t go there, Nick.
    That would be tearing the band-aid off “The Troubles”.
    .
    Don’t make me bring out Faulty’s milk-monitor line :-
    “You have been warned 3 times before by Sinc over this.
    God only knows why he doesn’t just ban you.
    It is obvious to everyone here you are trying to wreck his blog.”

  48. H B Bear

    1/32? That’s Fauxcahontas territory.

  49. Cassie of Sydney

    The actor Laurence Fox is one of my heroes…he has bravely stood before the baying and lynching far-left progressive bullies..this is worth listening to when you have a spare 40-50 minutes…it was conducted just two days ago.

  50. Maj

    Paul Sperry
    @paulsperry_

    BREAKING: After 16 months of investigating, special #Spygate prosecutor John Durham STILL has not interviewed James Comey, Andrew McCabe, John Brennan or James Clapper, and Clapper’s attorney reportedly said Durham’s office has assured him that he will not be interviewed at all

    10:11 AM · Aug 6, 2020

    Is John Durham a Deep State plant?

  51. Cassie of Sydney

    I’ll try again…

  52. Cassie of Sydney

    So Youtube are censoring..interesting…here is the link…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJUvxzw-qXA&list=WL&index=40&t=0s

    Hope this works.

  53. Bernie is nuts.

    Imagine writing a bill to Gates for 67 bn USD.

    Or one to Trump for 6 bn USD.

    Just nuts!

  54. Nick

    Leigh, I have no idea what you mean 🙂

    You have to love Faulty’s M.O, raise or suggest something, usually with just a smidgen of inference to get the burley going and then get on the phone to the staff room too teecha.

  55. feelthebern

    I can clearly see your nuts.

  56. Maj

    My research detects and rejects conspiracy theories.”

    As does mine.

    Spoken like good sheep.

  57. H B Bear

    Sanders performance is all theatre for the home crowd. What a way to have to make a living. Where is the dignity?

  58. Some History

    Caught part of the weather segment on 7. Weatherman Weatherperson is in a table-tennis centre interviewing someone on the joys of playing table tennis. Weatherperson sincerely asks, “is ping pong acceptable or offensive?” Player says using the term “ping pong” is OK. Ping Pong!!!

  59. Maj you have seriously suggested Bill Gates wants to kill billions of people with an unnecessary vaccine.

    Come on dude.

  60. Ping Pong is not offensive, but Aerial Ping Pong is cultural appropriation.

  61. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3540042, posted on August 8, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Leigh, I have no idea what you mean 

    You have to love Faulty’s M.O, raise or suggest something, usually with just a smidgen of inference to get the burley going and then get on the phone to the staff room too teecha.

    Two attempts last night alone.
    At least he didn’t run his “Best Friend of the Bereaved” shtick again yesterday after copping a whack on Thursday.
    “I need to know …”

  62. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    At CBD pub in Sydney last night, with a few other Cats.

    Me and Hairy – no masks. Other Cats – no masks.
    All other patrons, circa 100, seated at tables – no masks.
    Bouncers – masks.
    All other staff – masks.
    Electronic sign in at the door. If no app (me and Hairy) then rigmarole of texting details somewhere. Last time here it was just sign in manually with a pen, simply writing name and phone number. Too many signed Dan Andrews, 0123456789 so they had to do it more rigorously.

  63. Knuckle Dragger

    Another sunny day.

    I’ll check this evening to see if there’s a blog left, you blog-wrecking LNP shills.

  64. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3540042, posted on August 8, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Incidentally.
    mh belled the cat a week or so ago of similar online behaviour in other places for years.
    I have managed to locate a couple for future reference next time “J’Accuse” sticks his head up.

  65. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3540055, posted on August 8, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Another sunny day.

    I’ll check this evening to see if there’s a blog left, you blog-wrecking LNP shills

    Remember.
    Lefties are never not LBW.

  66. rickw

    Don’t piss off Grandma!

  67. Nick

    It’s been interesting reading LL. There’s also something about a poster that has taken a singular dislike to you for some reason, that I can’t put my finger on. The same poster had an instant dislike too of JC, that soon vanished.

    I did like the theories as to how a website could be an ‘earn’.

  68. Leigh Lowe

    I’ll check this evening to see if there’s a blog left, you blog-wrecking LNP shills

    Nice one.
    You know exactly when the blog will be gone.
    I’ve told you before sooo many times.
    It will either be August 26 – 27 or Sep 3 – 4.
    October 6th at the very latest.

  69. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It costs a mint to own a narrowboat as well as a house in the UK. Friends of ours do it.
    It has become very trendy.

  70. Maj

    Trump just said if he’s not asked by local officials to go in and clean up Portland, he’ll soon make a decision to go in anyway.

    This is BIG

  71. We had pals who had a pair of Greater Pyrenees hounds. ‘Ralph’ the cartoon sheep dog.
    They lived in an inner city apartment with these two K9 pantechnicons.
    They were both tiny folks who looked completely lost walking their monsters with bikie chain chokers. Chokers not needed. They were incredibly passive.
    Sunday morning outing was to the local market giving kids rides and then carrying the produce home in doggy saddles.
    Some rsole poisoned them, apparently through the front door letterbox. The local Naples cops reckoned that it was neighbourhood pushers – maybe.
    We were ready to burn the city down.

  72. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3540061, posted on August 8, 2020 at 10:05 am

    It’s been interesting reading LL. 

    Snort!
    The one who appears about the same time as someone is under the pump?
    And makes all the same gramma and speling errors?

  73. P

    Morally speaking, not all Covid-19 vaccines will be equal
    Some researchers are using cell lines from aborted babies
    by Carolyn Moynihan
    Aug 7, 2020

  74. Leigh Lowe

    We have friends who have a narrowboat too.
    It is soooo narrow.
    More narrow than any other narrowboat.
    The narrowest.

  75. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I have to go and clean up for the cleaners and remove Attapuss to the shed for the duration.

    I hope to find a shiny brand new thread when I return. Very hygienic. 🙂

  76. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    lol, LL.

  77. Gab:

    China has sealed off a village due to bubonic plague.

    I suppose sealing it off is a lot better than their last effort – rounding up a stack of Taiwanese, putting them on a plane and telling Taiwan they were sending them back, then swapping them out for WZV ridden Chinese nationals.

  78. 132andBush

    notafan
    #3539971, posted on August 8, 2020 at 9:00 am

    I said for a brief time, it was during a drought period, when Melbourne’s water storage was getting very low.

    Well, that’s the type of thinking that ended with billions wasted on desal plants.

  79. Maj

    From P’s link:

    For years, opponents of abortion were dismissed as crazy scaremongers for advancing this objection to vaccines. But in 2013 their concerns were acknowledged by the editors of the leading science journal, Nature, following a scandal over another cell line, HeLa, derived from the cancerous cervical cells of a woman named Henrietta Lacks in 1951.

    The journal helpfully provided a history of the fetal cell line WI-38, which has been the focus of contention for decades.

    From this article we learn that in 1962 a Swedish woman had a legal abortion at four months because she did not want another child. The lungs of the fetus were removed and sent to the Wistar Institute for Anatomy and Biology in Philadelphia where they were processed and cultured by Leonard Hayflick. WI-38 was distributed to drug companies and researchers around the world and used to create vaccines for rubella, rabies, adenovirus, polio, measles, chickenpox and shingles.

    The leading issue with both HeLa and WI-38, as far as Nature’s editors were concerned, was the absence of the women’s consent, which was certainly unethical. However, pro-life objections concern primarily the injustice of abortion and the question of moral complicity in a particular abortion through acquiring foetal tissue, using it to make a product, and administering or receiving vaccines derived from it.

    But if you don’t believe in any of it, be a sheep and line up for your vaccine. Be sure to wear your mask tho.

  80. Please stop conflating everything.

    Some people are vulnerable and it is prudent for them to wear a mask at times – also for influenza etc.

    It isn’t morally equivalent to developing medicine from abortions, please stop.

    Choosing to wear a mask, being forced to wear one, using fetal cell lines or unwittingly using their products are all different issues.

  81. MatrixTransform

    I cant even get a nibble for a station hand job.

    I’ll go … if old fellas can get hand jobs

    …do I need to say it?

  82. Twostix

    You seem almost proud that your grand chlidren have had ground up aborted baby vaccine injected into them to stave off that terrifying plague known as chickenpox, calli.

    Strange thing to boast about, as a christian.

    What will god say about it all, I wonder?

  83. Nick

    I cant even get a nibble for a station hand job.

    The Railways have really changed. In my day, it was a cup of tea.

  84. Twostix

    If the ground up baby cov19 vaccine becomes mandatory, I.e it becomes effectively impossible to buy or sell or have a job or do business unless a person receives it, I wonder what boomer christians will do?

    Lol what am I asking, we all know!

  85. Eyrie

    There is a stark contrast between the way Sweden treats its citizens and the way Australia treats its subjects. Sweden told people the facts as they knew them about the virus, told them how they could likely protect themselves and left them to it. Australia has to make everything compulsory or prohibited with heavy handed enforcement of “the law”.
    Says something bad about the way this country works. We seek a 100% solution (never possible) when even a far lesser solution would be adequate and the 100% solution is going to cost many multiples of a merely adequate solution.
    Prove me wrong.

  86. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #3540091, posted on August 8, 2020 at 10:31 am
    Quality Douglas Murray column.”

    Thanks…will read. Everything Douglas Murray speaks or writes about is quality.

  87. Dettol Donny’s “I don’t wish to know that” meme.

    Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia are also “concerning,” Birx said. She continued to emphasize that the current outbreaks differed from those in the spring because they’ve penetrated more rural areas. She said similar things over the weekend, telling CNN that the pandemic had entered a “new phase.” President Donald Trump later criticized her on Twitter, calling her “pathetic.”

  88. Leigh Lowe:

    Some dogs are bred for a purpose.
    Hunting.
    Pointing.
    Herding.
    Finding.
    Fetching.
    If you can’t at least simulate what they are bred for several hours a day, don’t get it.

    I’ve been thinking of getting a dog.
    Are there any bred for sleeping?

  89. JC

    Legalise Sedition
    #3539966, posted on August 8, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Bernie is nuts.

    A one off 60% wealth tax.

    Tim Pool on the fat superannuated geriatric.

    Hate to tell you, Dot. That was a policy Trump was kite-flying one time. His was less. It was a 14 %er.

    In the last couple of days, I’ve been going through old exams and problem sets for my economics courses that I taught from the mid-1980s until a couple of years ago. I found a problem I put on a problem set that readers might find interesting.

    Here’s the background, and it’s background I gave the students. In 1999, Donald Trump proposed a one-time tax on Americans’ wealth. His proposed tax rate would have been 14.25 percent and it would have been on individuals and trusts worth $10 million or more.

  90. Entropy

    Helen
    #3540027, posted on August 8, 2020 at 9:40 am
    Had an email from my local Senator the other day. She and farmer orgs have managed to get some skilled labour in for the NT mango picking season which is worth about 120 million to the NT economy, they need 2,000 pickers, quarantine was all set up feds agreed but left final decision to ALP NT Gov, and the minister for Ag Paul Kirby said 170 can come, as a pilot.

    Aussies dont want to do it, there aren’t enough backpackers and NSW and Vic face the same quarantine restrictions coming into the NT.

    It it is brain dead. I guess there will be a lot of fruit rotting on the ground.

    I believe the same shortages for harvest right around the country, be it wheat or mangoes or anything in between. I cant even get a nibble for a station hand job.

    Queensland vegetable and fruit orchards and plantations can’t get enough workers either. The backpackers have dried up as those who haven’t gone home get work in cafes, pubs and clubs. No point trying for Australians as jobseeker pays just as well if not better for doing nothing.

    On wheat harvest. It’s starts in Qld but NSW and Vic harvest contractors currently can’t get north of the border and I doubt they will be able to now until the October election is over. The winter rainfall, such as it is, is still below average and it is a below average crop yield wise in Queensland except central highlands, and a lot of growers elected to wait to put in an early summer crop instead on the basis of rainfall forecasts. But Qld contractors should do very well indeed without southern harvesters competing for business. Anyway this year the big wheat crops will be NSW and Victoria.

  91. miltonf

    Just when you are thinking that Biden is the most loathsome PoS out, up pops Harry Reid.

  92. Helen

    Matrix, so long as I dont have to pay you, lols

  93. Entropy

    Prove me wrong

    I will defeat you with this line of eloquent reasoning:

    Won’t somebody think of the children?

    Checkmate.

  94. Good morning all.
    I have noticed a new meme popping up around the traps. From news.com, (yes I know) there is a report which suggests that Premier Andrews stepping down would actually make things worse in Victoria! All eagerly lapped up by friends that have swallowed the party line. FMD

  95. There is a stark contrast between the way Sweden treats its citizens and the way Australia treats its subjects.

    And the results are available.
    Sweden – Deaths per million – 570
    Australia – Deaths per million – 10

  96. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tell us all about John 8:44 please Dot. And Matthew 5:48.

  97. Entropy

    A one off 60% wealth tax.

    Why bother? Why not just say : “anyone holding more than $100m in non corporate assets, it now belongs to The State”.

  98. Leigh Lowe

    I gotta zip.
    This isn’t my only “paid agent provocateur” gig you know.
    High quality blog wreckers are much sought after.
    Cheeeerio!

  99. Entropy

    I see numbers has the same kind of quality argument.

  100. miltonf

    BB I’m DanXi has his version of AmiMaLS (from the Hawkeating era) working around the clock (at taxpayers’ expense of course).

  101. Maj

    A one off 60% wealth tax.

    Printing money is a wealth tax.

  102. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sweden – Deaths per million – 570
    Australia – Deaths per million – 10

    Numbers – Sweden has been welcoming migrants, Australia closed the borders.
    Of course, as we found, there is actually closing the borders and ALP Victorian closing the borders. Funny how Dan Xi Man left the top off of Pandora’s biscuit tin.

  103. miltonf

    Try again..

    BB I’m sure DanXi has his version of AmiMaLS (from the Hawkeating era) working around the clock (at taxpayers’ expense of course).

  104. Roger

    Taqyyia for Chrestians.

    When reading the Bible, dot, particularly the OT, it is important to bear in mind that historical narratives are generally descriptive & not necessarily prescriptive. Many terrible sins have been perpetrated by people who failed to make this crucial distinction.

  105. Nick

    Are there any bred for sleeping?

    An old Staffy

  106. calli

    Thanks Cassie for persevering with the Laurence Fox interview.

    Here is the address again for Cats who missed it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJUvxzw-qXA&list=WL&index=40&t=0s

    Fox is articulate and upbeat, and he exhibits tremendous strength of character in the face of concerted, vicious and persistent opposition. The main takeaways for me was the phrase “intellectual and emotional fragility” and the hope that this phase of anti-western self-loathing is almost at an end.

    Watch it guys. He’s very, very convincing.

  107. On further inspection, I find it was written by Joe Hildebrand. Nuff said

  108. Some History

    More “godly guidance” from Saint Pirate of Tosser Rakes:

    As I mentioned at first blush on Twitter, it is Folau’s perfect right to not kneel with all his Catalan teammates and St Helens opponents last weekend in support of the admirable Black Lives Matter movement if he so chooses. I gather his reasoning was along the lines of “I’ll only kneel for my God” etc, which as ever, makes me wonder about a God so vain he demands fawning obeisance to him ahead of solidarity with a movement whose only goal is equal treatment for all of God’s children, but …

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/as-a-rulemaker-bennett-deserves-to-have-the-book-thrown-at-him-20200807-p55jlf.html

  109. Makka

    Maj you have seriously suggested Bill Gates wants to kill billions of people with an unnecessary vaccine.

    You didn’t listen. Gates was explicit about GOVTS making the call to decide if the nature of the vaccine(effectiveness on elderly) was appropriate to deploy. Gates won’t be anywhere near that decision. Gates role will be pocketing the mega billions from the vaccine. He is on record as stating it may take several injections to work properly. Trillions?

  110. jo

    feelthebern
    #3539911, posted on August 8, 2020 at 8:03 am

    twostix, you should google endochrome.

    Is that a pron site with shiny knobs

  111. miltonf

    Joe frankly Hilderbrand

  112. calli

    You seem almost proud that your grand chlidren have had ground up aborted baby vaccine injected into them to stave off that terrifying plague known as chickenpox, calli.

    Strange thing to boast about, as a christian.

    What will god say about it all, I wonder?

    Seriously? Go take a cold shower.

    Your accusation disgusts me, and I’m not usually disgusted.

  113. Mater

    And the results are available.
    Sweden – Deaths per million – 570
    Australia – Deaths per million – 10

    They are not ‘results’, merely an early, mid-game update.
    Australia is always strong at coming back in the second quarter. The third quarter should be interesting. As should the run home.

  114. calli

    That would be “easily”.

    Anger causes typos.

  115. miltonf

    Bandana is another example of the posh private school-ABC-fairfax-north shore axis. It’s something of a pattern.

  116. stackja

    Australian people keep voting for the ALP expecting a different result.
    NSW Wran Bob Carr
    Victoria Cain Dan
    Queensland Beattie AP
    Australia Gough Kev 07

  117. Roger

    …a movement whose only goal is equal treatment for all of God’s children…

    Just like the Bolsheviks, eh Pete?

  118. jo

    a God so vain he demands fawning obeisance to him

    What does that make Bandana Boi, making demands on others.

  119. Makka

    And the results are available.
    Sweden – Deaths per million – 570
    Australia – Deaths per million – 10

    The Swede CMO has stated ” Judge me in a year”. Fair enough.

  120. notafan

    Oh great.

    Now I’m responsible for the desal plants as well.

    There is nothing nefarious in the state of Victoria that the fleeting thoughts in my head are not responsible for.

    To the best of my recollection I’d seen the light long before then.

    I know my family generally was scathing about the desal going ahead.

  121. woolfe

    I didn’t realise the multitude of issues in QF32. Fantastic Job. Concentrate on what works not what doesn’t.

  122. Top Ender

    Here you go chaps:

    The U.S. lost 65,164 planes during the war, but only 22,948 in combat. There were 21,583 lost due to accidents in the U.S., and another 20,633 lost in accidents overseas.

    Many more planes were lost due to pilot error or mechanical failure than were shot down by the enemy. More than 1,000 were lost while being delivered to their duty stations from the U.S. So the danger of non-combat flying did not end with the conclusion of training. The planes continued to be unreliable, and to make things worse, once overseas, many green pilots were given the controls of planes in which they had little to no flying experience.

    As the figures show, non-combat flying continued to be extremely hazardous whether in training in the U.S. or after arrival overseas. The courage displayed by aircrews in combat over Germany and Japan, and the losses they sustained, is one of the most memorable stories of World War II. But it should not be forgotten that nearly 15,000 young men died in training accidents without ever leaving the United States. Although they never faced flak or Messerschmitts, their sacrifice was as real and memorable as those shot down over Germany.

  123. Gab

    Sssh everyone. Dear Leader is about to speak.

  124. Dr Faustus

    An old Staffy

    Sleeping and farting.

  125. JC

    You didn’t listen. Gates was explicit about GOVTS making the call to decide if the nature of the vaccine(effectiveness on elderly) was appropriate to deploy. Gates won’t be anywhere near that decision. Gates role will be pocketing the mega billions from the vaccine. He is on record as stating it may take several injections to work properly. Trillions?

    Makka;
    Gates is not trying to make money from a vaccine.

    Can we please stop this nonsense.

    Gates is actually a very decent person with good intentions.

  126. Top Ender

    And chaps, they’re not MY statistics, but what people in WWII said. Check out the list of books they come from.

  127. Makka

    Gates is actually a very decent person with good intentions.

    Right. Now, about my shiny bridge…

  128. Numbers – Sweden has been welcoming migrants, Australia closed the borders.

    The familiar NAZI meme – find some group/any group to blame.
    It doesn’t matter who they are, so long as they’re not “us”.
    At least Sweden doesn’t have gas chambers.

  129. Makka

    Here you go chaps:

    I knew it was pretty risky stuff TE but not that risky. Good grief.

  130. JC

    The bee.

    Biden Campaign Cancels Trip Upstairs

  131. woolfe

    Don’t know if you have seen this Top Ender.

  132. Mark A

    Winston Smith
    #3540103, posted on August 8, 2020 at 10:38 am

    If you can’t at least simulate what they are bred for several hours a day, don’t get it.

    I’ve been thinking of getting a dog.
    Are there any bred for sleeping?

    Believe it or not; Greyhounds.
    Laziest dogs ever and need little exercise.
    Some for sure to keep them healthy.

  133. Megan

    Snap, Mark! Coming back to repeat what I said last night. Greyhounds sleep 20 hours a day and need maybe 15 minutes a day of exercise. And cost about $350 instead of the $6 to $8K needed to snap up a caboodle, groodle, etc mix.

  134. jupes

    The U.S. suffered 52,173 aircrew combat losses. But another 25,844 died in accidents. More than half of these died in the continental U.S. The U.S. lost 65,164 planes during the war, but only 22,948 in combat.

    Okay TE but that is not 6 to 1 in either numbers or aircraft. Less than 3 to 1 for aircraft and less than 1 in 3 for crew.

    Still plenty more than I would have thought though. I wonder if the accident stats for the RAF and RAAF were similar.

  135. rickw

    But it should not be forgotten that nearly 15,000 young men died in training accidents without ever leaving the United States.

    The stats for Nazi Germany were are worse. A mates dad crashed on his first solo in 1944, walked away from it and got put into maintenance.

    Only member of Ronnie flight crew in my family was killed in a training accident.

  136. Bruce of Newcastle

    At least Sweden doesn’t have gas chambers.

    Working in that direction.

    Sweden Health Board Says Elderly Can Be Given Lower Priority, But Not Illegal Migrants (29 Mar)

    Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare has created guidelines for the priority of care for Chinese coronavirus patients that could see elderly Swedish citizens left to die in favour of illegal migrants.

  137. Mark A

    Megan
    #3540172, posted on August 8, 2020 at 11:20 am

    LOL Megan, I’m betting on them and my picks seem to fall asleep in the box.😂🤣

  138. Diogenes

    Numbers – Sweden has been welcoming migrants, Australia closed the borders.

    Numbers ,

    Your homework.
    1. Given Sweden is seeing virtually no deaths now, and very few people testing positive, compare and contrast with what happens every time restrictions are lifted here.
    2. Explain why death with/from COVID is the only metric we should consider. Given that in our local Principal’s Network (about 6 schools) we have seen at least one serious suicide attempt at each school(normally one in the whole netwrok every 2 or so years) , and each school has between 3 and 20 students staff are keeping a very close eye on, and that does not include around a 150% increase of incidents of self harm(‘cutting’), let alone the disruption to education – we have kids unable to do compulsory for their VET course work placements.

  139. MatrixTransform

    find some group/any group to blame

    like a goldfish

    you silly old fart.

  140. I am not having a go at Christians.

    Lie.

    Find a good Copt. quack and come to an agreement.

    My doc. is a god fearing’ copt.

    I don’t reckon they’d object to faking the use of fetus derived vaccines.

    Lying is the only moral thing to do.

    That or you create your own no-go zones so no one fucks with you.

    Amish and Mosulmenn getting mandatory vaxx?

    GTFO! 😂🤣

  141. Entropy

    Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare has created guidelines for the priority of care for Chinese coronavirus patients that could see elderly Swedish citizens left to die in favour of illegal migrants

    They want those people to do the menial tasks the political class would rather pay someone else to do. Old people in homes aren’t going to clean your toilet.

  142. Steve trickler

    Cassie of [email protected]:47am.

    Thanks. Excellent half hour.

  143. Calli:

    No one feels it hard enough. Most of the population is experiencing playground soft fall, not the hard landing. Even Penman is having a bet each way, being a “good little German” and toeing the “all in this together” line.

    Eggzakkerly.
    Until people are pushed out of their lethargy, there is no point in any action whatsoever. Any nail that sticks its head up will be hammered down.
    The Collectivists will over reach – they always do. That’s the time for action, but until then keep your heads down, your powder dry, and wait. And have a bloody plan for when you do realise the time is right.

  144. Steve trickler

    I am curious.

    Test.



  145. The combined deaths from flu, cold complications (pneumonia) and COVID are not out of the ordinary in Australia.

    Look at the weekly or monthly deaths of the same. I posted a link last night. 11 people dying in Victoria in a day is completely normal.

    They were completely normal pre lockdown as well.

    Old people die. It’s part of living life as a human being.

    That’s before we even tackle any issues regarding the honesty or veracity otherwise if the data.

  146. Steve trickler

    It worked.

    —–

    On another note.



  147. MemoryFault

    The Collectivists will over reach – they always do. That’s the time for action, but until then keep your heads down, your powder dry, and wait. And have a bloody plan for when you do realise the time is right.

    +100 Winston – and Calli.

  148. stackja

    Microsoft competitors? What happened to Word Perfect, Lotus, Borland, Novell?

  149. rickw

    Lotus

    It’s a real mystery to me.

    I have had reason to be diving back into Lotus Notes from 10 years ago to retrieve data that wasn’t rolled over to SharePoint properly.

    10 years later and SharePoint is still a steaming dog turd by comparison.

  150. Snap poll

    Name change?

    It will be worth it if Nanna Sinclair approves. 👼

  151. rickw

    The Collectivists will over reach – they always do. That’s the time for action, but until then keep your heads down, your powder dry, and wait. And have a bloody plan for when you do realise the time is right.

    Prepping and planning certainly keeps one busy!

  152. MemoryFault

    Good morning Steve.

    Thanks for last nights tracks. The Vangelis one was awesome.

  153. Feelthe bern:

    KD, how much for one of these Tiger Rocks you’re selling?

    I picked up a bit of rock when I was in Laverton WA. The entire place town is built on the stuff.
    The pieces have been sitting on the office shelf for 12 years now, and I have yet to see a tiger in Barcy.
    They work!

  154. Boambee John

    Gates is actually a very decent person with good intentions.

    As long as he does not pave the road to Hell with them!

  155. Rap has been subversively conservative for a long, long time.

    Hate it or love it. The Game ft Mr Cent.

    Oh god and I misspelt part of my “new” moniker.

  156. rickw

    Walked down the street to buy a coffee.

    Victoria’s masked sheep intently staring at me.

    Walked back, Vikpol harassing some mask wearing serfs driving a shit box.

    Walked on by mask free, Vikpol to intent on harassing the serfs to notice.

  157. Dr Faustus

    US Election Meddling Lotto:

    Russia is trying to “undermine” presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s candidacy, a leading U.S. intelligence official said Friday.

    But China and Iran want President Donald Trump to lose the election, said William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center.

    Probably not hard to guess why China and Iran would prefer to deal with the Team of Professionals behind the dribbly dementia sufferer.

  158. MemoryFault

    Bill and Melinda Gates sponsored (paid for) Event 201 back in October last year.
    That’s where WHO, The World Economic Forum, and other sundry suspects set out the blueprint for all the things everybody is complaining about now, such as the lockdowns, forced isolation and so on.

    In short, the blueprint on how to bankrupt and divide an entire nation and bring it to its knees, without anybody noticing. So far it’s working out exactly according to plan.

  159. dover_beach

    More “godly guidance” from Saint Pirate of Tosser Rakes:

    As I mentioned at first blush on Twitter, it is Folau’s perfect right to not kneel with all his Catalan teammates and St Helens opponents last weekend in support of the admirable Black Lives Matter movement if he so chooses. I gather his reasoning was along the lines of “I’ll only kneel for my God” etc, which as ever, makes me wonder about a God so vain he demands fawning obeisance to him ahead of solidarity with a movement whose only goal is equal treatment for all of God’s children, but …

    What a clown and hypocrite. While Pirate Pete pretends to care for the poor while still living in luxury those that kneel before God also take up His Cross even on to death as the care for the most vulnerable as Damien of Molokai did.

  160. Why does Gates wants people too impoverished to buy his wares?

    What a bloody dumb idea.

  161. Not Uh oh

    Are there any bred for sleeping?

    Get a Labrador – you won’t be disappointed.

  162. incoherent rambler

    Jim Jones at Botany Bay

    Oh listen for a moment lads and hear me tell my tale
    How o’er the sea from England’s shore I was compelled to sail
    The jury says he guilty sir and the hanging judge says he
    For life Jim Jones I’m sending you across the stormy sea

    And take my tip before you ship to join the iron gang
    Dont be too gay at Botany Bay or else you’ll surely hang
    Or else you’ll surely hang he says and after that Jim Jones
    It’s high upon the gallows tree the crows will pick your bones

    You’ll have no chance for mischief there remember what I say
    They’ll flog the poaching out of you out there at Botany Bay
    The waves were high upon the sea the wind blew up in gales
    I’d rather have drowned in misery than come to New South Wales

    The winds blew high upon the sea and the pirates came along
    But the soldiers on our convict ship were full five hundred strong
    They opened fire and somehow drove that pirate ship away
    I’d rather joined that pirate ship than come to New South Wales

    For night and day the irons clang and like poor galley slaves
    We toil and moil and when we die must fill dishonoured graves
    But bye and bye I’ll break my chains into the bush I’ll go
    And join the bold bushrangers there Jack Donahoo and Co

    And some dark night when everything is silent in this town
    I’ll kill the tyrants one by one and shoot the floggers down
    I’ll give the law a little shock remember what I say
    They’ll yet regret they sent Jim Jones in chains to Botany Bay

    OK seditionists, choose your favourite stanza from this song.
    I think mine starts with:
    And some dark night when everything is silent in this town

  163. feelthebern

    Fun fact.
    Bill Gates up until the start of 2020, Bill Gates had more wealth ex his Microsoft share holding.
    That’s all changed now with Microsoft going nuts this year.

  164. feelthebern

    Get a Labrador

    Easiest breed to train.

  165. Top Ender

    Mark Latham’s Outsiders

    IDENTITY POLITICS, AN INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT SCHEME, HAS CAUSED THE VICTORIAN COVID DISASTER

    The reason Dan Andrews won’t say what went wrong at Melbourne’s hotel quarantine has become clear. The job was given to a Sydney-based firm, Unified Security, because they were Indigenous.

    This was under the Government’s ‘Social Inclusion Procurement’ policy administered by the Victorian Department of Jobs. The Departmental Executive who awarded the work on the basis of Aboriginality had previously given Unified Security jobs when she was at the Melbourne-based charity, The Brotherhood of St Laurence.

    Unlike two other security firms used (Wilson and MSS), Unified Security was not on the government’s preferred panel of security suppliers. The guards were untrained and unprepared and the virus was allowed to spread out of the COVID quarantined hotels. Now Melbourne is a ghost town in lockdown.

    Identity politics has claimed its biggest victim: all of Victoria, indeed the entire country, given the damage to the national economy.

    Employing people on skin colour, not merit, was always going to be a disaster. All Australian governments do it but now the lesson is clear: taxpayers fund these services to get the best, most competent person for the job, not to hand out contracts on the basis of race, gender or sexuality.

    NOTHING BEATS MERIT SELECTION

  166. Megan

    Mark A @11.26am.

    Can’t say you weren’t warned! 🤣🤣🤣

  167. MemoryFault

    Why does Gates wants people too impoverished to buy his wares?

    Good morning Dot.
    He doesn’t, he wants them dead – at least all the brown, poor people who can’t buy Microsoft anyway.
    The idea that there are just too many people and the planet would be better off with a serious “culling of the herd”, is not an uncommon sentiment amongst the rich and powerful.

    Nor is it new – go read about Malthus sometime.

  168. Whose to say Citizens Electoral Council and Q-Anon nutters didn’t build the Georgia Guidestones as an op?

  169. The saucer people in conjunction with the reverse vampires and under the leadership of the RAND Corporation….

  170. Roger

    On the Rue Hamra:

    “What did the French ever do for us?”

    “Quite a bit, actually.”

    10 000 + Lebanese have signed a growing petition asking for France to be granted a mandate to govern the troubled country for the next decade.

    After a rapturous reception on the wrecked streets of Beirut (where no Lebanese politician dares to appear), Emmanuel Macron has promised to return to the former French mandate with material aid tied to a plan for political reform.

    That would appear to be a bold move, but there’s much at stake and not just for the Levbanese; neither France nor Europe wants to see another civil war in the region.

  171. Fisky

    There are probably thousands of developments in the same boat but the owners don’t dare go public or their apartment value will drop to zero.

    60 Minutes Australia
    @60Mins
    ·
    4m
    From building boom to crumbling bust. How problem plagued developments stole the great Australian dream from hardworking families. SUNDAY on
    @Channel9
    , #60Mins puts the billion dollar building industry under the microscope.

  172. areff

    Thanks, for all the kind words, Cats, and Elvis, I know your pain. Your outrage is mine, frustration and grief too.

    But here’s a cheerful thought: $41 at Sportsbet on Slow Joe naming Hillary as his veep candidate.

    Think about it: He’s suspected, on solid evidence, of being a dolt unfit to run a hot dog stand, let alone a country. He needs cred and none of the lead female candidates for the gig offer that, and if any do, they do so divisively (Harris for example).

    Hillary adds the impression of acuity, experience and would be acceptable as an Oval Office replacement to many when the drooling old fool gets his arse handed to him in the first debate.

    $41!

    I might have a whale bet on this. I’d like a brand new Nissan Patrol in the driveway.

  173. Bruce of Newcastle

    Not Happy Jan

    Winston’s previous icon!

    My gravatar birdie’s missus has been especially cross lately. Beating up currawongs 5 times her size and telling them off loudly. She’s now got them scared of her. Great entertainment.

  174. Snoopy

    Winston Smith

    I’ve been thinking of getting a dog.
    Are there any bred for sleeping?

    Peruvian hairless dogs. Bred to give warmth at night without the fleas.

  175. Time for new campaign to alter the national anthem. We are definitely not free!

  176. Nick

    which as ever, makes me wonder about a God so vain he demands fawning obeisance to him

    Strange. He could almost br talking about the Left

  177. Makka

    Why does Gates wants people too impoverished to buy his wares?

    Thinning the herd while getting more big corps on board with Microtheft will make up for any losses. He doesn’t want people impoverished, he wants them inside the coral. His coral.

    Gates strategy is to get the vaccine approved and out there making $billions. Then if the elderly are collateral damage then so be it because global warming is caused by too many humans anyway. It’s why he is so deeply enmeshed with WHO and the UN.

    Gates trying to sell his vaccine. Can’t answer a simple straight question;

  178. Mater

    Just watching the press conference by the Queensland Health Minister and their CMO.
    Bob must be proud that two of his former students have made it to such lofty heights.

    Not very confidence inspiring.

  179. Where’s the new thread?

    There’s supposed to be a shiny new thread!

    This one’s due to expire in 40 minutes under the Cat’s four-day-thread rule.

  180. Pedro the Loafer

    Winston Smith has a lump of Tiger Rock, In my home office I have a slice of Tiger Iron, a very attractive semi precious gemstone found only in WA’s Pilbara region.

    Works beautifully, no tigers seen at Casa Pedro, but it has the disturbing characteristic of attracting dust.

    Behold the Magic Rock!

  181. cohenite

    Remember folks, if shit gets bad just say: Klaatu Barada Nikto and you’ll be fine:

  182. MemoryFault

    Beating up currawongs 5 times people twice her size and telling them off loudly.

    Sounds like my little Irish Catholic redhead. Sadly gone now.

  183. Leigh Lowe

    Dog question.
    A cavoodle is, to all intents and purposes, a mongrel right?
    Because I am thinking about putting a cavoodle on the back of our Malicious Mongrels bikie jackets.
    A laughing, smug cavoodle in the centre with a circle of gothic text around the outside:-
    Mongrels: Malelovent, Mincing, Magnificat.
    .
    Still debating it.
    A couple of the lads are a bit toey that a dyslexic Mongols bikie might misread our Mongrels logo andtake offence.

  184. incoherent rambler

    Every uprising needs a song.

    ♬ But bye and bye I’ll break my chains into the bush I’ll go ♬
    ♬ And join the bold bushrangers there struth, makka and Co ♬

  185. Nick

    Sounds like my little Irish Catholic redhead. Sadly gone now.

    Ellie has red hair ?

  186. feelthebern

    A cavoodle is, to all intents and purposes, a mongrel right?

    What about a pomeranian chihuahua cross?

  187. Zatara

    And chaps, they’re not MY statistics, but what people in WWII said. Check out the list of books they come from.

    TE, an easy way to illustrate the point is to look at those websites that track military aircraft serial numbers such as ADF Serials or JoeBaugher.com for US aircraft.

  188. Nick

    Leigh, such a mascot needs a name. Banjo, Lucy, Jasper, Tarquin, Otis etc.
    Think of kid names in inner Melbourne 🙂

  189. Dr Faustus

    Mark Latham’s Outsiders

    IDENTITY POLITICS, AN INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT SCHEME, HAS CAUSED THE VICTORIAN COVID DISASTER

    Surprisingly, two weeks ago The Ague was busy outing the Indigenous Unified Security Group as fuckup fairy central and a root cause of the Victorian rona outbreak:

    Unified Security was responsible for guarding returned travellers at the Rydges on Swanston hotel in Carlton, the scene of a large coronavirus outbreak among guards.

    The Age also dwelt on the fact that Unified Security was a longstanding corporate disaster – as well as the fact that its licence expired in the middle of its contract.

    No doubt Justice Coates will brush lightly over this aspect of the disaster…

  190. Bruce of Newcastle

    10 000 + Lebanese have signed a growing petition asking for France to be granted a mandate to govern the troubled country for the next decade.

    Not surprising.

    ‘It’s crystal clear Hezbollah are in charge of the port and warehouse’: Leading Lebanese politician blames terrorist group and ‘corrupt’ government for catastrophic explosion – as aerial images reveal blast even sank a cruise ship (Daily Mail megaheadline, 7 Aug)

    A leading Lebanese opposition figure has blamed Hezbollah, along with the country’s ‘corrupt’ government, for the devastating explosion in Beirut which capsized a cruise ship and has so far claimed 137 lives.

    Bahaa Hariri, whose father, Prime Minister Rafiq, was assassinated in 2005, said last night everyone in the city knew Hezbollah controlled Beirut’s port and airport and it was inconceivable that the authorities did not know the deadly ammonium nitrate was stored in a warehouse there.

    Speaking for the first time Mr Hariri, 54, said: ‘The question we have to ask is how come for six years this combustible material was allowed to remain in the middle of this city of two million people?’

    ‘It is crystal clear Hezbollah are in charge of the Port and the Warehouse where the ammonium nitrate was stored.

    ‘Nothing goes in and out of the Port or the Airport does so with them knowing. Nothing.

    ‘Their decision to put it there in the middle of a city of two million people was an utter disaster. And now we have a destroyed city centre.’

    Seeing his dad was fatally blown up using 3 tonnes of ANFO, almost certainly by Hezbollah, you can see where he’s coming from.

    I can see where the 10 000 + Lebs are coming from too, since Hezbollah controls the Leb government. No one will get the Hezbie fangs out of Lebanese necks unless it’s someone completely outside of the usual round of Leb politics. Let them speak French!

  191. Leigh Lowe

    I wonder what Bill Gate’s attorneys would make of this?

  192. MemoryFault

    Time for new campaign to alter the national anthem.

    Got just the thing for our current circumstances.

  193. miltonf

    But here’s a cheerful thought: $41 at Sportsbet on Slow Joe naming Hillary as his veep candidate.

    The demonratic party is very biased towards corrupt geriatrics who have been around since the summer of love so it’s quite possible.

  194. Makka

    If you’re looking for an excellent all round family dog; intelligent, trainable, super loyal, companionship, home defense, fun to be with, relatively low maintenance and actually darn good looking- you can’t beat a German Shepherd. Good ones aren’t cheap but they will endow you with life long splendid memories.

  195. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3540255, posted on August 8, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Leigh, such a mascot needs a name. Banjo, Lucy, Jasper, Tarquin, Otis etc.
    Think of kid names in inner Melbourne

    Come on, man! (Channelling Joe Biden)
    Our club is butch as!
    Think Richmond FC before they got on the oestrogen.

  196. calli

    Been a year since I said goodbye to my jaunty little Westie. Still too heartbroken to replace him.

  197. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    10 000 + Lebanese have signed a growing petition asking for France to be granted a mandate to govern the troubled country for the next decade.

    Would anyone care to sign a similar petition. asking for Great Britain to govern the troubled country of Victoria?

  198. areff

    so it’s quite possible.

    at $41 the value is almost beyond belief.

  199. Leigh Lowe

    You guys aren’t taking my Club Mongrel logo seriously.
    Blog wreckers!
    Paid up LNP shills!!

  200. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3540255, posted on August 8, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Leigh, such a mascot needs a name. Banjo, Lucy, Jasper, Tarquin, Otis etc.

    I am thinking Bundy.
    Short, to the point, very macho Aussie.
    I have always wanted a pet called Bundy.

  201. 1735099

    Given Sweden is seeing virtually no deaths now, and very few people testing positive, compare and contrast with what happens every time restrictions are lifted here.

    Given Queensland is seeing virtually no deaths now, and very few people testing positive, the difference between Queensland and Sweden is that there are fifty times more people who didn’t get the virus and die from it here, than in Sweden.
    Not a bad result….

  202. Eyrie

    Would anyone care to sign a similar petition. asking for Great Britain to govern the troubled country of Victoria?

    After re-election and when the (short) civil war is over we could ask DJT to run Australia.

  203. Makka

    Still too heartbroken to replace him

    Yes, that’s the downside. Such loyalty, love and trust in the buggers. All of it without question, just given freely. To be fully reciprocated when it comes the right time to make the best decision for them.

  204. Dr Faustus

    Emmanuel Macron has promised to return to the former French mandate with material aid tied to a plan for political reform.

    Judging by the social media coming via my rellies in France, this is not a wildly popular promise amongst les citoyens de la république. Oddly enough, many seem to think that Macron’s generosity may not be suitably repaid by Lebanese of a Hezbollah disposition.

    The main thrust is that M.Macron, le gros con, should fuck off to Beirut and set up there.

  205. Steve trickler

    Good day, Pete.



  206. Cassie of Sydney

    In terms of canine angels…over the years my family have had cattle dogs (glorious nutters), poodles (my mother’s favourite but prone to being somewhat neurotic) and Australian terriers. My sister currently has two Australian terriers…they are perfect family dogs…..despite being smallish, they are not at all yappy, they are fiercely loyal and they are a very robust breed. I just adore them and I adore the breed.

    I am also partial to dachshunds…they are currently a very trendy breed. I walked to pilates this morning and saw three dachshunds on the way.

  207. thefrollickingmole

    the difference between Queensland and Sweden is that there are fifty times more people who didn’t get the virus and die from it here, than in Sweden.

    We are an island with complete control over our borders you ignorant mong.

  208. Tintarella di Luna

    calli can recommend rhodesian ridgebacks from Chilolo beautiful creatures a bit exxie but worth every cent

  209. 1735099

    The idea that there are just too many people and the planet would be better off with a serious “culling of the herd”, is not an uncommon sentiment amongst the rich and powerful.

    Same sentiment as expressed frequently here in reference to the elderly and the virus – see – “They were old and going to die soon anyway”.

  210. Bruce of Newcastle

    at $41 the value is almost beyond belief.

    Nah.

    Sources Close to Biden Say He’s Narrowed His VP List to Two (5 Aug)

    Sources close to Joe Biden “believe” he’s narrowed down his running mate choice to either Senator Kamala Harris or former Benghazi propagandist Susan Rice.

    According to a report from Axios, confidants of Joe Biden say they would be “surprised” if he picks anyone else. He is expected to announce his choice in about a week.

    Which means Rice, who is Obama’s girl. And Valerie Jarrett’s girl. The idea of picking between Kamala and Rice is that Kamala is so disliked by the base they will embrace Rice as the not-Kamala. Which is important because Rice has never held elective office, yet is almost certainly going to be Prez sooner rather than later.

    The only way it won’t be Rice is if the Dem brains-trust decide to dump Biden at the last minute. But that would only happen if they could get someone snazzier like Michelle or Oprah to step up, which seems unlikely.

    How Obama is clearing the VP field for Susan Rice (6 Aug)

  211. H B Bear

    If Lebanon is a French colony why dud we (well Sydney really) end up with their trash? Thanks Fraser, king of the hopeless Lieborals.

  212. Eyrie

    A year or so ago we looked after some friends’ cavoodle for 10 days. Much loved well behaved dog. Damn thing moved right in and slept on the end of our bed. We aren’t dog people. We met at a party where a dog ran through the room and we both looked up to see each other wrinkling our noses at indoor dogs. Well, here we are 42 years later.
    If you think your dog is loyal and loves you – ha! They’ll go with anyone that feeds them and pays attention.
    The cavoodle had to be taken for daily walks. We got quite fit as it was *fast*. I’m sure there was some Husky in there somewhere. Fortunately friends’ daughter had written us a Dash One (flight operating manual) for the dog so we all got along OK and dog was returned in good operating condition.

  213. Dr Faustus

    Yes, that’s the downside. Such loyalty, love and trust in the buggers. All of it without question, just given freely. To be fully reciprocated when it comes the right time to make the best decision for them.

    Indeed.
    Just pondering that particular decision.

  214. Bruce of Newcastle

    Same sentiment as expressed frequently here in reference to the elderly and the virus

    Haha, Numbers, go see the link I gave you about Sweden letting the elderly die from the virus.
    It’s not the Right who push euthanasia and abortion.
    So caring are the Left in how they eliminate the vulnerable and defenseless.

  215. JC

    The Babylon Bee
    @TheBabylonBee
    Biden Tells Staffers To Pick Any Black Person For VP ‘Since They All Think The Same Anyway’

  216. thefrollickingmole

    see – “They were old and going to die soon anyway”.

    Serial fabulist fabulises fabulously, film at 11….

    We dont hate old people, just you you slithering turd.
    Covid-chan why have you let us down?

  217. Boambee John

    miltonf

    The demonratic party is very biased towards corrupt geriatrics who have been around since the summer of love so it’s quite possible.

    The bin chicken is a member?

  218. Diogenes

    Given Queensland is seeing virtually no deaths now, and very few people testing positive, the difference between Queensland and Swe

    The difference between Queensland and Sweden is Pieceofshit closed the borders and destroyed the economy Furthermore you gloss over my second point – do you honestly think your 70yo worthless carcass is more important than the lives and mental health of 12-18yos .

    As Sweden now appears to have herd immunity what will happen when Pieceofshit reopens Qld where there has been very little community transmission?

  219. Eyrie

    As for the virus death numbers, it ain’t over til the fat lady sings. We have not yet begun to die!
    The virus is out of control in Vicco, progressing nicely through NSW and will make its way into Queensland, SA, NT and WA. The end result will, if we are lucky, be similar to Sweden but with MUCH more thrashing around and collateral damage to the broader economy and people’s lives and life’s works.
    Even if this is temporarily avoided, we cannot stay locked away forever and the virus is well and truly rampant in the outside world.

  220. H B Bear

    Should say that one of my mates ( and his late father) are Christian Lebanese and are some of the nicest people you will meet.

  221. JC

    So true.

    The Babylon Bee
    @TheBabylonBee
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    Experts Predict Winner Of Election Will Be Candidate Who Talks The Least

  222. candy

    which as ever, makes me wonder about a God so vain he demands fawning obeisance to him

    Peter Fitzsimons the atheist appears to be speaking about a God he does not believe in, and yet attributes qualities to.
    Makes no sense.

  223. Struth

    Eggzakkerly.
    Until people are pushed out of their lethargy, there is no point in any action whatsoever. Any nail that sticks its head up will be hammered down.
    The Collectivists will over reach – they always do. That’s the time for action, but until then keep your heads down, your powder dry, and wait. And have a bloody plan for when you do realise the time is right.

    I understand this thinking but this is a time game right now.

    This is team work between the states and the feds.
    Sco Mo keeps extending the welfare state while the months pass and the tyranny increases.

    The revolution will be subsidised………that old saying is really poignant at the moment.

    We’ll lose our minds first, and they’ll keep the welfare going until we do, and once that happens, they will defund us completely.

    Look at the money Sco Mo is throwing at this.
    Look at the “flooding ” propaganda 24/7 by the MSM.
    Sitting and waiting for hysterical Karens to wake up………….you’ll forget how to stand before that happens.

    We’ve got to speak up, be angry and show other Australians that are angry as well, that they are not alone.
    Sitting and waiting, and not raising your cowardly heads is not what needs to be done at all.

    Just my opinion, not asking you to do anything………………….

  224. thefrollickingmole

    which as ever, makes me wonder about a God so vain he demands fawning obeisance to him

    But enough about Fitzsimian and his love of the government.

  225. Nick

    I am thinking Bundy.
    Short, to the point, very macho Aussie.
    I have always wanted a pet called Bundy.

    That kind of hound barks a lot and will turn on you. Mark my words.

  226. JC

    Last one.

    The Babylon Bee
    @TheBabylonBee
    New Legislation Outlawing Violent Gun-Wielding Groups Accidentally Bans Federal Government

  227. MemoryFault

    Well if that’s lunch break I’ve had it.
    Play nice, and see y’all tonight.

  228. thefrollickingmole

    Gone to sportsbet, nothing political there.
    Am I missing something?

  229. Struth

    Even if this is temporarily avoided, we cannot stay locked away forever and the virus is well and truly rampant in the outside world.

    The minute we return to normal, one minute from now or ten years from now, the sniffles virus will come back……AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
    Anyone with half a brain knows that and that’s why you can bet your bottom dollar that scenario is not being contemplated.
    The left only destroy, they aren’t thinking about the rebuild…..at all.

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