Do you KNOW who I am?!

 
Nobody likes parking inspectors or tickets. That’s a trans-cultural human truth. But I have more sympathy for a forcibly ‘locked down’ orange-collar worker fined for walking his dog in a park than I have for a wealthy medico who clearly believes the pandemic entitles her to some sort of diplomatic immunity.

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102 Responses to Do you KNOW who I am?!

  1. Some History

    Don’t you know who I am?

  2. incoherent rambler

    Do you KNOW who I am?!

    Rule of law has been suspended for me.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’m with her. No fun doing exhausting 14 hour shifts in onerous PPE only to find a brown bomber has left a nice big present on your car.

  4. stackja

    Has Dan ever been given a ticket?

  5. Bruce in WA

    Nope, I’m on her side in this instance.

  6. duncanm

    Smart enough to be a doctor but not park in the right spot?

    suck it up baby

    we’re all in this together

  7. duncanm

    Sorry – I agree – it sucks.. but there’s no reason she shouldn’t deal with the same shit every other person does.

  8. duncanm

    This, I agree with.

    Katarina Arandjelovic
    @KArandjelovic
    In lockdown, who do you think is parking in the streets by the hospital?

    It is the doctors, nurses, orderlies, pharmacists, physios, technicians, cleaners, cooks, ward clerks.

    So when you send a parking inspector to Parkville, know that it is these people you are targeting.

  9. notafan

    Parking inspectors are essential workers!

  10. Frank

    It is good to see that a global pandemic that has Victorians in lockdown doesn’t get in the way of raising revenue for the state though.

    So when you send a parking inspector to Parkville, know that it is these people you are targeting.

    The people that are unlikely to default on paying their fines.

  11. Long time reader. First time writer.

    Sorry @currencylad. Don’t agree with you.

    Working 56 hours over four days suggests Kararina is a junior doctor/resident/trainee. These folk don’t get paid that much, especially when counted per hour (waiting for the wage theft claims against the hospital btw).

    A parking fine is tax which is a tax which is a tax. Perhaps the Melbourne City Council gave fewer grants to Clemintine Ford and her mates then they would not need to issue as many parking fines.

    Oh and why are Council rangers (tax collectors) considered essential workers to be allowed to prowl the streets.

  12. Carpe Jugulum

    Oh and why are Council rangers (tax collectors) considered essential workers to be allowed to prowl the streets.

    The after council meeting p1ssups don’t pay for themselves you know.

  13. Tim Neilson

    Has Dan ever been given a ticket?

    No. Police let Dan’s wife drive away from the scene of an accident in which she was one of the drivers involved without breathalysing her, totally contrary to required procedures.
    Dan and his associates are above accountability.

  14. Radman

    Even the most junior doctors in SA Health get a car park at their place of work, although the costs are not insignificant. Am I too believe the RMH doesn’t have a staff car park for ICU doctors? Sounds like bullshit to me.

  15. Tim Neilson

    Parking restrictions and associated penalties are supposed to be about easing congestion and providing access.
    Given that the whole city is virtually shut down, imposing parking fines is pure revenue raising. Especially near RMH where there are heaps of parking spots around which would all be unused while the uni is shut down.
    While there’s a hint of “don’t you know who I am” about the doctor’s response, in truth she wouldn’t have been inconveniencing anyone in any way.

  16. iamok

    Every fine imaginable and possible is being inflicted on us all, I have some sympathy for her position. I’m sitting on 12 driving points, the last 2 x 3 were a bloody joke and borderline entrapment.

  17. Russell

    Does her contract include paid overtime? 40% OT at double time for Sunday? Taxed at 50%.
    Hardship or Harping? Not easy to decide …

  18. Delta A

    With the place in lock-down, why do they need parking inspectors?

    Essential workers my (left) foot!

  19. Vagabond

    Parking around the RMH (and pretty well every other metropolitan hospital) is notoriously difficult. If she was a senior she might have been entitled to parking on site but the lower orders, not just junior docs but all other hospital workers, have to look after themselves and are susceptible to extortion by parking inspectors . Parking on site, if you can get it, is almost as expensive as at the airport. I speak from experience. CL might enjoy piling on to the popular image of wealthy doctors but reality’s not like that.

  20. MatrixTransform

    ahah!

    Dr Special got a parking ticket?

    commodified like the rest of us … lol

    pay the fine bint … or as per Frank’s suggestion above … put it to the group

  21. calli

    We live in the time of the “instant whinge”.

    Pay the fine. Put it down to experience. You are not special, no matter what you do for a crust.

  22. Rex Anger

    @ TAFKAS-

    Working 56 hours over four days suggests Kararina is a junior doctor/resident/trainee. These folk don’t get paid that much, especially when counted per hour (waiting for the wage theft claims against the hospital btw).

    More or less with you on this one. Also, the profile pic does not match the age or typical expression for a Consultant.

    If this was a Consultant or Medical Director (i.e. The stethoscope has at least 17mm of uninterrupted dust coating on all surfaces, and it speaks bureaucrat more than it speaks medico), I might be somewhat less sympathetic.

    On top of the limited staff parking access and near-rorts charged for parking in some metropolitan hospitals (I am using Perth as my example, but I suspect most other cities are little different), copping a ticket at the end of a weird shift that might well have started and ended at Stupid O’Clock (about 30 minutes past Zero Dark Thirty, and preceding Sparrow Fart) is just plain rude.

  23. Walter Plinge

    Working 56 hours? I wouldn’t want her treating me towards the end of the shift. Judgement would be impaired.

  24. Leigh Lowe

    This predates Kung Flu, but no doubt has got worse.
    The biggest “Shuddup and listen to me …” line starts with :-
    “As a health care professional … ”
    .
    Top quality comeback lines:-
    “So you’re a nurse ?”
    “Which hospital do you clean at?”
    “A doctor’s receptionist?”

  25. MPH

    Notice the phrasing though, she will now be on either 3 days off or 4 days off depending on her roster.

    The situation is costing other people far more than $99 dollars, I have little sympathy. Anyway aren’t we all meant to use public transport now, to save the reef? Amazing how many doctors and medical staff are complaining about having to do their jobs, they all seem perfectly happy to smash the economy to protect them from the horror of sick people.

  26. Roberto

    I love parking inspectors. They issue lots of fines to all the selfish turds who constantly park illegally across my driveway.

  27. C.L.

    CL might enjoy piling on to the popular image of wealthy doctors but reality’s not like that.

    The “reality” is that medical doctors can’t afford a $99 parking ticket?
    Bullshit.
    My orange-collar worker fined for walking his dog is the one who can’t afford mindless officiousness.
    ———-
    It’s amazing how often the point is missed with these things.
    The point is not that parking inspectors shouldn’t still be writing tickets. Maybe they shouldn’t be.
    The point is not that she’s a junior doctor.
    The point is not that she’s doing the Lord’s work.

    The point is she’s a citizen and obliged to follow the law like everybody else.
    She’s also entitled to complain about the injustice of things (like everybody else).
    She is not entitled to coquettishly talk her way out of the fine because font-line medico.

    The medical nomenklatura in this country needs to be brought back down to earth.

  28. Damon

    It’s probably a business expense.

  29. Geriatric Mayfly

    This could develop a life of its own. Justice Einfeld redux.

  30. nb

    The beleaguered doctor should have given the patients hydroxychloroquine, then, according to a myriad of studies over decades, they wouldn’t have had to work such long hours to save them from a cruel death…
    https://c19study.com/
    Peak Prosperity: Covid-19: Vindication! HCQ+ & Ivermectin Work!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plkwhi5KUEhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2973827/pdf/ppat.1001176.pdf
    (Here is the database: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21079686/ )
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4182877/

  31. Tony

    Have parked in that area recently, very limited parking, $20+ for a few hours.

    As others have said, this person doesn’t look like a rich Consultant. Eventually, this Dr will likely make a lot of money. The first ten years after graduating though, many young doctors need bank loans to pay for their exams.

  32. wozzup

    Come on guys. You would be pissed off too. I am with her – she has good reason. Two points – the first of which is a question: Is the parking station where she parked (presumably at the hospital) run by the Melbourne City Council on behalf of the hospital – some may be. In which case I have even more sympathy with her if it’s a parking place provided for staff and visitors to hospitals to use associated with their work. Doctors do not always find it easy to get away from work on time to move vehicles as they frequently find themselves working unbidden (and sometime unpaid overtime) and in many rosters have one patient after another after another without rest or break for the whole roster. And finally- FFS, look at the amount of the fine – $99 for a parking violation! Really! Really! One thing I have found about socialist governments and their subgovernments in cities having lived in the state where we had but no longer have one thank God is how keen they are to apply hidden sin taxes to citizens at every chance – go a couple of kilometers over the speed limit , thank you very much that will be several hundred dollars with a few hundred dollars more “victims of crime” levy. Over stay your parking time, oops there’s another hundred bucks in the state or city government’s kitty to splurge on diversity courses and programs to promote LGTB issues amongst Aboriginal remote communities. Or whatever.
    No as I say – I am on her side. A group with presumably conservative leanings should be more relaxed about people who earn more than themselves rather than exhibiting this kind of envy related bitchiness. But what I am seeing in many of these posts is people griping in the same snarly way that leftists do about “selfish people who earn lots of money”. Look at yourselves in the mirror for a moment guys. You are exhibiting the same envy and bitchy nature as the left does. And no before you ask – I am not a doctor myself.

  33. Infidel Tiger King

    I love it.

    The tyranny of the petty bureaucratic state should be felt by all. Especially our self proclaimed gods in the medical field.

  34. dover_beach

    It’s hard to argue you are being run off your feet given the avalanche of Tiktok videos posted these last six months.

  35. Bronson

    Suck it up and welcome to the socialist shithole of victoria – we dont make exceptions – were all in this together.

  36. dover_beach

    Correct, ITK and CL.

  37. Nob

    calli
    #3544278, posted on August 11, 2020 at 6:22 pm
    We live in the time of the “instant whinge”.

    Faciliated by Twitter.

    We used to call it “letting off steam” and nobody outwith earshot was affected .

    The response on Twitter was largely sympathetic and she’s asked those who offered to pay the fine to donate to charities instead.

    https://twitter.com/KArandjelovic?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1292943415055798273%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcatallaxyfiles.com%2F

  38. Lee

    I’m on her side.
    But then I have always been against fines for those in clearly marked parking bays, and thought that parking inspectors and their council bosses should get proper jobs.
    “Revenue raising” is a non-excuse in my book.

  39. H B Bear

    WA gets around this problem by selling parking rights to the corporate fcukwits at Wilson Parking. Then bank a cheque for tens of millions and go back to the office. Wilson then fine people visiting their sick relatives.

  40. duncanm

    Look, there are two issues here

    1/ she’s not special. suck it up princess.

    2/ It is disgusting that councils prey on areas like hospitals. You’re either fining staff (as she says), or more likely someone visiting a sick person. I got booked a couple of years back near a Melbourne hospital visiting my dad who’s just had a tumour removed from his brain. Is that any better or deserve any more or less sympathy? No, it doesn’t.

    As for Sydney hospitals, I didn’t get fined when being at the birth of my firstborn, but I did get some druggo breaking a window of car for the change in the console.

  41. duncanm

    The response on Twitter was largely sympathetic and she’s asked those who offered to pay the fine to donate to charities instead.

    that’s good. Doubt it’ll happen.

  42. duncanm

    A thought..

    why are the rozzers out bouncing on the neck of parking inspectors for being on the streets?

  43. a happy little debunker

    Has Covid 19 seen additional regulations imposed on parking?
    If not then suck it up – you are not so ‘special’ after all….

  44. hzhousewife

    It delights me that this issue is more in the ballpark of Nicholas Reece ( Melbourne City Council) the Dan the Man.
    My advice to the young doctor is to use Uber. Trickle down.

  45. Rex Anger

    Wilson then fine people visiting their sick relatives.

    They’ weren’t particularly kind to staff either, HB.

    If you were later than about 7.15AM getting into the staff parking at Fiona Stanley Hospital (even with restricting parking permits to shiftworkers, the place is woefully under-served for parking), you tended to end up in the patient parking. You could get your ticket ‘validated’ within certain limits, but otherwise you suffered the gouge too.

    Nothing nice to say about that arrangement, except that I do not miss it…

  46. Geriatric Mayfly

    The lad was rather fond of infringement zones. He used work at a bar in Beauchamp Place in London, and the young Fayed would pull up on the double lines outside. The lad would keep nit and the non-harassed client would hand over 50 quid as he left.

  47. Lee

    I copped a fine and failed on appeal for parking too long (twenty minutes over) in a hospital side street in Melbourne several years ago, even though it was quite a fair walk from the hospital (because there was no parking available closer), I am disabled and can’t walk quickly, and it was well past appointment time by the time I got to see the doctor – as usual when I am an outpatient there.
    No wonder I was running late to get back to the car.

  48. The BigBlueCat

    The fine was on the dashboard? Did she leave a window open, or did the brown shirt break and enter?

    I can understand the frustration of getting caught … but did she display some sort of exemption sign on the dashboard of her car? If not, hers is just another car, taking up the car park of a resident. How is the brown shirt to know she is a doctor, working 56-hour shifts?

    I’m sure the Parkville residents are equally frustrated by having their car parks unavailable to them.

    But I agree that the Melbourne City Council should give her some relief, or that her employer should recognise that she’s working in a priority area and make some sort of allowance (taxi vouchers maybe, or make an on-site car park available). But having a public whinge will fall on very deaf ears.

    I hope she was carrying her Permitted Work Permit when walking to the car …..

  49. Tim Neilson

    Working 56 hours? I wouldn’t want her treating me towards the end of the shift. Judgement would be impaired.
    56 hours over a few days, but the point still stands.
    A mate of mine was run off his feet at RMH for about 18 hours straight before he got a chance to have a piss. He was standing there pissing and other blokes were coming in and going out looking at him strangely. He thought “I must look pretty bad”. Then he saw himself in the mirror and realised he did.
    Then it occurred to him to wonder why there was a mirror in front of the urinal. That’s when he realised he was pissing in the handbasin.
    God knows what he had been doing to the patients.

  50. I hope this lady understands what tyranny feels like. We certainly do.

  51. Nob

    I’ve copped more parking fines in Wilson Subiaco, behind the Rokeby Rd Dôme (sic) than in all the rest of the world combined.

    Driven in Europe, UK, Ireland, Canada, USA, South Africa, all states of Australia and NZ. And I’ve seldom rented a car in Perth for more than 3 days a year.

  52. hzhousewife

    Tim Neilson
    #3544381, posted on August 11, 2020 at 7:36 pm
    Working 56 hours? I wouldn’t want her treating me towards the end of the shift. Judgement would be impaired.
    56 hours over a few days, but the point still stands.
    A mate of mine was run off his feet at RMH for about 18 hours straight before he got a chance to have a piss. He was standing there pissing and other blokes were coming in and going out looking at him strangely. He thought “I must look pretty bad”. Then he saw himself in the mirror and realised he did.
    Then it occurred to him to wonder why there was a mirror in front of the urinal. That’s when he realised he was pissing in the handbasin.
    God knows what he had been doing to the patients.

    To be frank, your mate’s situation should be covered in training of young medics. They need to learn to say no, and self protect, otherwise they are of no use, or dangerous use, to anybody. It takes only several minutes to excuse oneself to use the toilet.

  53. Iampeter

    Nobody likes parking inspectors or tickets. That’s a trans-cultural human truth. But I have more sympathy for a forcibly ‘locked down’ orange-collar worker fined for walking his dog in a park than I have for a wealthy medico who clearly believes the pandemic entitles her to some sort of diplomatic immunity.

    Good to know how this particular identity politics cookie crumbles for you.

  54. A bastard organization is exposed as heartless bastards for fining a whining biatch.
    That’s a double win in my book.

  55. Damon

    Fine waived = publicity stunt.

  56. Entropy

    Leaving aside the issue of whether the parking inspector should have been fining anyone (Brisbane for example removed CBD street parking fees and limits altogether in the Qld lockdown), how was the brown bomber supposed to know the car was owned by a doctor doing a 56 hour shift?

  57. Buccaneer

    Nafdanistan, where closing down a third of the meat industry is crucial to stooping a virus, people are locked down so hard they can only go out for essential activities, but parking cops at hospitals are desperately needed. I bet she wishes she’d moved to Adelaide…

  58. C.L.

    It is disgusting that councils prey on areas like hospitals.

    Not necessarily, Duncan. One reason inspectors target hospitals is precisely because staff, patients and visitors complain so much about not being able to find a park.

    Don’t forget that this lady was depriving other equally important people from getting the berth they were lawfully entitled to.

  59. Tel

    She should be fined by the AMA for putting people’s lives at risk, working while obviously overtired therefore dangerously incompetent … and then she should be fined again for driving in such a condition (driving tired is equivalent to driving drunk in terms of reflex impairment, “Stop Revive Survive”) then she should be fined one more time for a general Elfin Safey violation, along with a bigger fine for her hospital supervisor as per common “Abundance of Caution” custom.

    That should help stamp out this scourge … get to it Dan … make yourself useful.

  60. Nob

    duncanm
    #3544339, posted on August 11, 2020 at 7:11 pm
    The response on Twitter was largely sympathetic and she’s asked those who offered to pay the fine to donate to charities instead.

    that’s good. Doubt it’ll happen.

    But they Tweeted “Done!” so it must have happened.

    Twitter don’t lie.

  61. JC

    It is disgusting that councils prey on areas like hospitals.

    Don’t EVER pay a parking ticket issued on hospital or university land. This because it’s a ruse as they can’t issue fines. I always park in front of a hospital and a couple of times inside Melb uni grounds and copped parking fines. Just don’t pay them as they can’t take you to court.

  62. Colonel Crispin Berka

    Don’t know what all the fuss is about, most residents in aged care homes would rather be dead than live in an aged care home one more day. It must be true, one of them said so:
    https://youtu.be/gq51zvmN7j4?t=125

    Of course the other rumour going around is that the real reason deaths in Victorian aged care homes have been so high, and the reason so many elderly have died all over the country, is because most of them signed Do Not Resuscitate deeds years ago and now the doctors are merrily cashing that power in at their whim.

  63. candy

    I wonder if there is a hospital staff car park. An Intensive Care doctor surely would not be precluded from parking there.

  64. Chris M

    Working 56 hours? I wouldn’t want her treating me towards the end of the shift. Judgement would be impaired.

    Yes, that’s exactly what happens. When I was in every three days on average a blunder – as in major errors, mistaken identity, wrong medication, receiving another patients diagnosis and treatment etc. It became farcical and wasn’t even due to being overworked in most cases. You are being cared for by public servants and I found out I needed to be the first stage of error checking. Others in the ward did as bad, one guy nearly had the wrong joint replaced while I was there.

    If I got Wuhan virus I’d self medicate (HCQ, Ivermectin, oxygen whatever can get hold of) before I trusted the hospital, with this disease a few daily deaths don’t seem to trouble them hence the withholding of medications.

    With this fined doctor I’m sympathetic because it was likely a long walk to the car to feed the meter and there is no need for such minor overstay penalties when there is so little traffic.

  65. Simple Simon

    C.L.
    #3544304, posted on August 11, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    It’s amazing how often the point is missed with these things.

    She is not entitled to coquettishly talk her way out of the fine because font-line medico.

    The medical nomenklatura in this country needs to be brought back down to earth.

    Currency Lad is right.

  66. A reader

    Surely council parking dickheads aren’t essential workers in Danistan?

  67. Jannie

    Giving anybody a parking ticket in the middle of a lockdown and epidemic seems mindless to me.

  68. Ozman

    Do you know who I am?
    I only earn $126 an hour.

    Just joking, I am out of a government paid job. Not easy for a registrar on job keeper @ $750 weekly until May 2021 and having to pay a parking ticket.
    I know, it could be worse, I could be unemployed and only getting $500 a week.
    Dan is doing a good job. Matey Morrison has his back.
    Want more troops? as I doodle, dan.

    Second thoughts:
    I am the grim reaper.
    Judgment cometh!

    The pain of it all.

    On a brighter note, I wonder if she would like to check my hemorrhoids?
    Just itching to find out.
    No need for a mud mask.
    I take plaquenil.

  69. Hay Stockard

    Victoria. I wonder who she voted for?

  70. Bruce

    Vets pulling 56 hour shifts is just part of the reason for the appalling “death by medical misadventure” stats in this God-forsaken country.

    “God complex” is another.

    I would pretty much guarantee that the B-Ark “administrative staff” and “directors” are not subject to such conditions.

  71. Professor Fred Lenin

    Years ago parking inspectors used to ride motor bikes in Melbourne ,carrying a lance with chalk on it to mark tyres ,one real mongrel was called the “Black Prince “, they wore black uniforms . He was the bane of delivery drivers trying to work in the City. I had a taxi truck ,one day in Elizabeth street I went to deliver to a shop ,a private car was in the loading zone outside the shop I double parked and raced into the shop , I had to wait for a signature and when I came out ,the car had gone I was feet from the footpath and the Black Prince was there ,”you are double psrked driver “ reaching for his book to write a ticket ,”no I’m not I’m just a bit far from the kerb” ,hopped into my truck and drove off leaving him stunned , I was abit of a legend st the old Vic Rail Cafe In Flinders Street Extension where truckies wentfor coffee and food . Sometime later the Black Prince had an arguement with a semitrailer in Lonsdale street and ended up in RMH we never saw him again and parking inspectors developed a healthy respect for trucks and vans .So they havent changed still mongrels .

  72. H B Bear

    Working 56 hours? I wouldn’t want her treating me towards the end of the shift. Judgement would be impaired

    .

    Never been more nervous than when someone with a very similar appeared on the ward.

  73. Tony Tea

    I’ve always said “DON’T you know who I am?!?”

  74. Everybody:
    No, Frank has a point.
    Tits or GTFO.

  75. MatrixTransform

    Frank has a point.

    second that

  76. Pete of Perth

    Guess they got to make up for the reduced parking revenue from the airport.

  77. Robber Baron

    I can’t believe a Greens voting female doctor living in the most progressive and livable city in the world would not be cycling to work. Carbon pollution, climate change, diversity, BLM, COVID-1984…. will Marxism ever end?

  78. Slim Cognito

    Notice how twitter enables users to make a big deal out of something they would barely mention in person. It is done simply to check the responses and feel the importance of knowing others agree with you. This is why society is in such a shitty state. Social media is a cancer.

  79. John Dee

    Nobody likes parking inspectors or tickets. That’s a trans-cultural human truth.
    I think the author should have stopped right there.
    And the rest of you – I hope never to face you as a jury.
    Who knows what the circumstances were?
    Or what frame of mind – and for what reason?
    The acid test is to put yourself in the place of the “victim”.
    Me – I would be severely pissed off at getting a parking fine for any reason – innocent or guilty.
    After a stressful work night or after a pleasant pissup at the local pub with my mates (yeah – all two of them).
    But – as someone above pointed out – what are parking inspectors doing out in midst of a lockdown handing out parking fines?
    By definition only residents or “essential workers” should be in need of a parking space in a Stage 4 lockdown.
    FFS , I would be incandescent at the sheer thuggery of it.
    Besides it is un-Australian.
    Or it was in my earlier years.
    So in the absence of the full facts my only criticism of the young lady doctor – and I am on safe ground here – is her naivety in expecting sympathy or justice from the mob.

  80. Astatine Jones

    All class Frank and co.
    Song #8 on TISM’s 4th album comes to mind.

  81. PB

    “Smart enough to be a doctor but not park in the right spot?”

    There is no right -spot around the RMH, and the little onsite parking there is was privatized under Kennett, and given to the odious Wilson’s Parking which they then flogged it off to all the surrounding businesses, so I’m with her. The only reason the carpark there was built in the first place was because at the end of the 80s a Nurse feeding a parking meter was run over and killed. It was common to have to or three staff leaving the shift to move cars because the parking was so tight, and far from being flexible, the Council were merciless in enforcing arbitrary times set to catch maximum numbers.

  82. PB

    “Working 56 hours? I wouldn’t want her treating me towards the end of the shift. Judgement would be impaired”

    Medical profession been pulling this for years and years. I remember in my youth, young Doctors catnapping during 72 hour shifts. Everyone always said that “something” should be done about it, but apparently, still waiting.

  83. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Slim Cognito at 10:38 pm:

    “Notice how twitter enables users to make a big deal out of something they would barely mention in person. It is done simply to check the responses and feel the importance of knowing others agree with you. This is why society is in such a shitty state. Social media is a cancer.”

    Apart from Frank’s call to “Show us your tits!” this is the most germane post here.

    I’m-ever-so-important Katarina Arandjelovic will have no difficulty interrupting a helpful question from the Woolworths check out girl or breaking from a conversation with her grandmother while she checks a response on her mobile from one of the hundreds or thousands of complete strangers giving her smiley faces and love hearts about the trivia in her life which she “shares”.

    How will they all fit into the cathedral when she marries or dies? She is quite stupid.

  84. Mick of the Gold Coast:

    Apart from Frank’s call to “Show us your tits!” this is the most germane post here.

    Hey! That was mine!
    and it was “Tits or GTFO.”
    …a signature line of mine for when reality becomes a little heavy to bear.

  85. Jo

    Paging Doctor Karen,
    City of Melbourne doesn’t seem to care who you are either….

  86. yarpos

    Probably thinks she is the only one that has ever worked hours like that.

  87. Scott Osmond

    No sympathy. She being a medical person almost certainly voted Labor or Green. She almost certainly supports all the social programs that need money raised by fines and higher taxes.

  88. No sympathy. She being a medical person almost certainly voted Labor or Green. She almost certainly supports all the social programs that need money raised by fines and higher taxes.

    Her twitter feed reveals;
    She supports BLM
    Has a moderate to serious case of TDS
    Thinks Biden is the only sane contender
    Is over the moon the ALP got up in Eden-Monaro
    Thinks the Eden-Monaro ALP candidate is sooooo wonderful (it’s all about thuh feelz)
    Believes Penny Wong should be PM
    Supports Dan Andrews & to the hilt over his fantastic handling of the ‘rona.
    Believes she is sooo much smarter than the rest of us.

    On the plus side;
    She loathes Kristine Keneally (coz KKK is a rival of P. Wong)
    Has been blocked on Twitter by…. Jenny Mikakos!

  89. Astatine Jones

    She being a medical person almost certainly voted Labor or Green.

    Yeah the AMA, so left wing and green.
    Brendan Nelson and Bill Glasson, undercover commies!
    Never let the facts (or even a coherent argument) get in the way of a good generalisation….

  90. Scott Osmond

    Jones, read Salvatore’s comment. Her twit feed is like a Labor/Green talking point checklist. Stereotype’s exist for a damn good reason. As for Nelson, thanks for the laugh.

  91. Astatine Jones

    Scott Osmond:
    Stereotype’s exist for a damn good reason.

    Mostly to break down IMO!
    The specific doc in question might well be Labor/Green, no argument there. She might be Fidel Castro’s granddaughter for all I know. But all medical professionals?….I can’t even see how that conclusion (generalisation) can even be sensibly argued, certainly not from my experience/observation of medicos. I don’t believe political beliefs have much at all to do with the choice to become a doctor or nurse or paramedic or physiotherapist or whatever.

    As a generalisation, they take the Hippocratic Oath, not hug trees or swear on Mao’s little red book.
    Anyway, it’s all a bit of laugh isn’t it?!

  92. Astatine Jones: She’s a medico in the public service.
    There is little in common (except medical degree) for private practice GPs or specialists, as opposed to Public Servants on a salary.
    In my experience the public service medicos at their most right-wing conservative end will be ALP voters.
    Mostly their Greens, & unhinged ones at that.

    Those doctors refusing to discharge cured refugees from hospital & tying up a bed needed by a sick Australian, just how right of centre do you think they are?

  93. Astatine Jones

    Salvatore, SDM:
    She’s a medico in the public service.
    There is little in common (except medical degree) for private practice GPs or specialists, as opposed to Public Servants on a salary.

    Well whatever. She’s an Anaesthetics Registrar according to her Twitter profile. And a feminist as well. That’s bound to cause offence.
    Likely works with public and private patients I’d wager, or at least will in her career.
    Still not sure how political persuasion would influence how she performs her job as an anaesthetist???
    Next time I need an anaesthetic though, I’ll remember to quiz the specialist on this topic. Might have to change my mind and back out at the last minute… Wouldn’t want to wake up as a communist!

  94. Whatever? You’re segueing away from the “doctor, so gotta be liberal voter” meme.

    Here’s how much notice anyone should take of her as a “medico”

    She fully supports mask-wearing & every other hardarse measure to control the ‘rona.
    Coz it’s the greatest public health threat of our time.
    She fully supported the BLM march in Melbournabad, coz it was “… more important than health”

    So… bimbo.

  95. Winston is 200% correct.
    The best thing she could do is pop her tits out.

  96. Astatine Jones

    Whatever? You’re segueing away from the “doctor, so gotta be liberal voter” meme.

    *Sigh*
    No I’m not segueing from anything. I’m simply sticking to the ‘she’s a doctor and it’s got nothing to do with her politics’ meme.

    All you bozos can do is focus on her tits (because she’s *just a woman*) and that because she worked 56 h in 4 days, likely caring for patients suffering from Covid-19 (and maybe even other illnesses), and was (rightly or wrongly) pissed off about a parking fine, she’s a bimbo because her political beliefs don’t correspond with yours and Covid-19 is a conspiracy after all so she must have made it up and was really playing golf.

    Hopefully poetic justice will dictate that at least one of her naysayers will one day have their life saved by her doctoring. Then you can ask her to pop her tits out.

  97. Frank

    Stereotype’s exist for a damn good reason.

    Mostly to break down IMO!

    Here was me thinking that abstract thought was a good thing. You know, the underpinning of the scientific method and all that. Even medicine relies on a great deal of it one imagines.

    Whereas when someone says something like

    (because she’s *just a woman*)

    they appear to be engaging a fairly obvious piece of stereotyping with regards to the motives of others.

    Try this one out, people get tired of being expected to engage with the SJWs and general online types with any sense of decorum and or logic or reasoning. It is wasted effort for the most part to argue with trolls.

    Whether the good doctor is on that category or not is open to debate, the twitter account is never a good sign as it implies they think they are important enough to bother the world with the minutae of their own lives. But you what, responding to them with a low class piece of invective tends to make them angry. At least we trots get some satisfaction out of it.

    It worked on you.

  98. Frank

    F*ing autocorrect and poor grammar.

    But you know what, responding to them with a low class piece of invective tends to make them angry. At least we trogs get some satisfaction out of it.

  99. Astatine Jones

    Touché Frank.
    I had to Google what ‘SJW’ means in my social media/blogging naiveté!

    I guess trying to walk (and advocate) the ‘centre path’ guided by ideals of logic and respect is akin to balancing on the barbed wire fence – you’re always going to fall off on one side or the other. However it does provide a good view of the landscape and so (for example) allows me to simultaneously empathise with green left feminist doctors and appreciate Dead Kelly’s Legend of Borry Parts 1-4.

    I get cut by the wire pretty often though.

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