Tuesday Forum: September 15, 2020

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  1. P

    Couple of funny vid tweets from TheLastRefuge – Sniffer bug….

    The Dirty Truth 0:55 – Joe Biden gets bugged.

    mad_liberals 0:17 – How do you like being sniffed from behind? Payback is a bitch.

  2. Mother Lode

    Turd!

    That didn’t come out right.

  3. Roger

    Hallo Hallo, what do we have here then?

  4. Is IT and his sockpuppet Grigory banned yet?

  5. Struth

    Freedom Slipping Away

    Der Fuhrer Dan’s , been watching you………..rpt
    So you don’t break his curfew…..rpt
    So be careful what you say, or you’ll get dragged away, and a fine you’ll pay.

    His Storm troopers kneel for the BLM…rpt
    But they crush you if you want freedom….rpt
    They’ll crash right through your door, yes we’ve seen this all before,
    In Germany.
    Ch
    Oh our freedom’s slipping away you see
    And the socialists are in ecstasy
    And they’re breaking us in two
    Hate is what they do
    But they’re gonna pay.

    Annastasi will not let you through…rpt
    No surprise, ‘ cause she’s a socialist too…rpt
    If you’re not a star, or in the AFL, you can go to hell
    she just don’t care.

    Now there’s a dunce called Jeanette Young
    Decrees funerals are only for the chosen ones
    Can’t see your dad before he dies
    Or fly solo in the sky
    On Anzac day

    Ch

    Oh our freedom’s slipping away you see
    Seems Venezuela is our destiny
    Yes they’re breaking us in two
    Cause people wanted Brexit and Trump too
    Well they’re gonna pay.

    .
    Now Dan’s killing more than Kung Flu……rpt
    Just as China wants him to………rpt
    They’re found hanging in their sheds at home
    Dying of other causes all alone
    He just don’t care.

    Key change G to A
    You can stick your Vaccine up your arse….rpt
    No jabs just to get a pass…..rpt
    No one dies from this disease
    without ten comorbidities
    and over 83.

    . Sco Mo you’re a UN man….rpt
    Funding this Coup d’etat wherever you can…rpt
    He’s funding all of the tyranny
    thinking we just cannot see
    Who he really is.

    Ch
    Oh Freedoms slippin’ away ya see
    The socialists are in ecstasy
    They’re trying to break us right in two
    Hate is what they do
    But they’re gonna pay

    Time to put this to an end ….rpt
    Don’t listen to the MSM..rpt
    For the lies that they told you
    Is so socialists can hold you, down today

    Australians put up with a lot….rpt
    But if you scum refuse to stop…rpt
    You’ll see we have a different side
    And we’ll reverse this slide
    And then you’ll really pay……..

    Ch
    Oh our freedoms slipping away you see
    The socialists are all in ecstasy.
    They’re trying to break us all in two
    Cause the west voted for Brexit and Trump too
    Well they’re gonna pay.
    Ch
    Oh our freedom’s slipping away you see
    The socialists are all in ecstasy
    Little tyrants over you
    Trying to break us all in two
    They’re gonna pay.

  6. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Ah, if only it were so. A very amusing Babylon Bee. Trump puts himself on all US postage stamps, forcing mail voters to use them in mail voting.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/brilliant-trump-puts-himself-on-all-postage-stamps-forcing-democrats-to-abolish-the-usps/

  7. Tom

    Many thanks, your Doomlordship — a place to put the ‘toons for the rest of the week!

  8. Arky

    A man carrying a knife has been shot by police during an incident at Lilydale Marketplace

    ..
    Taking bets they shot some poor butcher just doing his job.

  9. Roger

    A man carrying a knife has been shot by police during an incident at Lilydale Marketplace this morning. Emergency services are at the scene where he is receiving medical treatment.

    Victorian media commentary will be determined by the colour of his skin, once that is confirmed.

    They already have two stories prepared, just waiting for that confirmation.

  10. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Well done Struth. Make an audio of you singing that, and let’s all hear it sung.

    By our wits and hits we will defeat them.

  11. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    What on earth is it with VicPlod and markets??

  12. MemoryFault

    Hello Lizzie.
    How are you holding up?

  13. Infidel Tiger King

    Josh Gerstein
    @joshgerstein
    ·
    7h
    BREAKING: 9th Circuit has given the Trump administration a green light to proceed with deportation of about 300,000 El Salvadorans by ending the ‘temporary protected status’ they’ve had for up to 20 years. 2-1 ruling today. Doc: https://bit.ly/33tjOTi More to come

    Great stuff.

  14. mh

    VicPol head-stomper has been suspended, pending an enquiry.

  15. feelthebern

    The unbelievable scenes could be heard unfolding on 3AW this morning, with caller Pauline telling broadcaster Neil Mitchell that a man was walking around Lilydale Marketplace, near Chemist Warehouse, with a “quite a large knife”.

    When Cornelius first heard about it, he said, just hand over your keys, hand over your wallet.

  16. feelthebern

    VicPol head-stomper has been suspended, pending an enquiry.

    Great news.
    What about his mate, the knee to the head chap?
    & his mate, Snatchy McPhone-Grab?

  17. Professor Fred Lenin

    Trump and his face on postage stamps , must be the greatest troll ever, hahaha
    The man is a bloody genius ,like the guy in the balloon party with a lit cigar .popping all the blown up pompous decromat ponces and poncettes .
    Be good if the vote manipulators have to lick them .

  18. Suspended pending consideration by the Honours and Awards Committee.

  19. Struth

    I’m working on it Lizzie.
    But I’m going down to Hervey Bay to ride my pushy from Urangan to point Vernon and back, along the foreshore with a mate as part of my need to lose the covid kilos.
    It’s a beautiful day here, and my good mate lives down there since he had the brains to get out of Victoriastan.
    He’s an avid cyclist so I’m getting into it.
    It’s also great exercise for the optic nerve!
    Life can’t be all doom and gloom.
    The dog isn’t happy though, maybe I better walk her first!

  20. calli

    Freshly baked. 🥧

    Tuck in!

  21. Mother Lode

    VicPol head-stomper has been suspended, pending an enquiry.

    Hopefully that will placate the mob.

    Question still stands as to why none of the other officers responded to this as something excessive.

    I have no idea what is going through the minds of these officers, but it seems very widespread and hints at a broader culture.

    I would speculate the same person is responsible for that as is responsible for the curfew.

  22. 132andBush

    That’s fortuitous.
    The old Fred just self immolated!

  23. calli

    VicPol has just shot someone.

  24. feelthebern

    In useless regulator news:

    APRA and ACCC sign updated Memorandum of Understanding

    Looking forward to more of their QC mates getting fantastical fees from cases they lose but tax payers foot the bill so who cares right?

  25. calli

    Well, over an hour ago anyways. Looks like a Mr Sliceydicey.

    But these days you never know. He might have been clipping his nails.

  26. Roger

    I have no idea what is going through the minds of these officers, but it seems very widespread and hints at a broader culture.

    Purely anecdotal, but as I mentioned yesterday, my neice in Melbourne was for quite some time dating a young fella who she was quite keen on. Then he joined VicPol. After that she said he changed and she broke it off.

  27. Econocrat

    Vic Pol have just shot a guy in Lilydale live on Neil Mitchell.

  28. calli

    *shame*

    Never trust “Breaking News” at ABC. 😑

  29. Mother Lode

    VicPol has just shot someone.

    Someone on a mobile phone in the park? Pausing to sip their coffee? Nostrils peeking out above their mask? Stepping onto the footpath in front of their house at 9:01 to jiggle loose the letters jammed into their letterbox?

    This outbreak of lawlessness will kill us all!

  30. mh

    And just like that there are no Covid deaths.
    And Dan the Great will lift restrictions in regional areas.
    Praise Dan!

  31. MemoryFault

    Brunch time over.
    Back to the grindstone for a few hours.

  32. rickw

    VicPol has just shot someone.

    Must have been getting in some practice. In their last attempted COVID-19 shooting they missed.

  33. Some History

    Some photos

    ‘Oh my God!’: Caller’s dramatic radio interview after watching a knife-wielding man shot by police in a shopping centre car park

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8733087/Knife-wielding-man-shot-dead-police-shopping-centre-car-park.html

  34. rickw

    VicPol head-stomper has been suspended, pending an enquiry.

    Pretty straightforward:
    1). Fire him.
    2). Charge him with assault as a minimum, depending on how the bloke pulls up.
    3). Initiate a civil case against him.
    4). Initiate a civil case against Vikpol.
    5). Initiate investigation into Vikpol recruiting and training.

  35. H B Bear

    VicPol has just shot someone

    Just like the good old days.

  36. Tim Neilson

    And just like that there are no Covid deaths.
    And Dan the Great will lift restrictions in regional areas.
    Praise Dan!

    Has Dan actually said that?
    There’s still one case from an unknown source in regional Victoria, so surely he’s going to keep all 1.6 million people over the whole 217,000 square km’s in lockdown. It’s for their own good.

  37. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    MV, I have just written with the news to the Louisiana extended family. My brother was one of their favourites during the three or four visits made by various cousins and our aunt in group visits in more recent years when travel became available to all. He drove them around sightseeing and was a bit of a joker with the ladies, who loved it. An Aussie bloke, my bro. Brought up his family in ‘The Shire’, and they are all very much there still in and of that famed place from whence our own PM comes too.

    It is a mixed bag, ‘The Shire’, but still one of the truest blue ordinary Aussie worker places around. Johanna was raised there too, she has said, and her memories can fill out the picture more if she wishes at some time to share them further here. Sydney is really quite tribal in its localities. We saw that with the Bali bombing, when the Coogee tribe showed that the Eastern Suburbs weren’t all wealth and nowt else.

    My brother did an apprenticeship, and his kids too are all well-employed, even the one with the familial ADD/Spectrum problems, whom he assisted to be self-employed. Life is work and no whinging, was his attitude to their upbringing. His modest house, dogs, cats, kids, park, local school and in later years going on long Lycra-clad bike rides with some mates; that was his life. Glad I never saw him in the Lycra, for he was a substantial figure in the tum department. Ate what he liked and a lot of it, but never a drinker nor smoker. BBQ Christmases at their place were noisy and the gifts were many and a sort of free-for-all of consumption, whereas when it was at our place Hairy egged on by Bis Sis had introduced a far more middle class style – presents formally handed out after the big sit-down meal, with some adult playing Santa handing out the presents to keep things organised so people could see others open theirs.

    I am more composed now. These memories are good. The weekend was brutal.
    Time to remember now, and there will be a funeral soon for that.
    Thanks once more to you good people here. It does help, those thoughts and prayers.

  38. Leigh Lowe

    Has Dan actually said that?
    There’s still one case from an unknown source in regional Victoria, so surely he’s going to keep all 1.6 million people over the whole 217,000 square km’s in lockdown. It’s for their own good.

    Thems the rules.
    One case with an unkown source.
    FMD.
    Some clown picks up Kung Flu and lies about visiting his girl-friend or drug dealer and there you have it.
    Unknown source.

  39. mh

    Has Dan actually said that?
    There’s still one case from an unknown source in regional Victoria, so surely he’s going to keep all 1.6 million people over the whole 217,000 square km’s in lockdown. It’s for their own good.

    Saw the start of the press conference.
    Dan has either realised or been told he has to change tack or he’s gone.
    Lifting regional restrictions from tomorrow night, to what extent you Victorians will soon know.

  40. rickw

    Great news.
    What about his mate, the knee to the head chap?
    & his mate, Snatchy McPhone-Grab?

    What about all their mates? Stand around and watch it go down, maybe even giving a slap on the back or thumbs up.

    It is absolutely vital that police intervene on each other when the line is being crossed.

  41. P

    Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

    The last choir music in Notre-Dame Cathedral, before the fire –
    Stabat Mater a 13th century Catholic hymn to Mary. Stabat Mater in english means “The sorrowful mother stood”

  42. Arky

    Lifting regional restrictions from tomorrow night,

    ..
    Oh fucking great.
    All the primitives in the hick towns are free to roam around rooting their cousins, but the rest of us still getting run over and stomped.

  43. areff

    “He wasn’t in an agitated state … I don’t know what he did that caused them to actually let loose with gunshots,” Pauline said.

    “It looks like they’ve taken him down.”

    Lillydale police shooting witness describes events as they happened here:

    https://www.3aw.com.au/gunshots-fired-as-eyewitness-narrates-dramatic-police-incident-at-lilydale-market/

  44. Dr Faustus

    Dan has either realised or been told he has to change tack or he’s gone.
    Lifting regional restrictions from tomorrow night, to what extent you Victorians will soon know.

    But the science? The superdoopercomputer?
    You can’t just wish all that away.

  45. Good morning all.
    So apparently no deaths according to mister news reader over the airwaves. Expect that to change and be adjusted in the coming days.
    If anyone is on Facebook, a nice page Daniel Andrews Resignation has popped up. A nice read.

  46. Arky

    No offence to all you cousin rooting primitives out there.

  47. Makka

    I’m certain that Head Stomper and his bully boy mates are getting their signals from the world’s most punchable face – Cornelius. He should be in the dock for incitement.

  48. Megan

    Thanks for that, P. On my last stay in Paris, I spent a lovely hour listening to choir practice in Notre Dame. Beautiful acoustics in a stunning location.

    Moments that can never be forgotten.

  49. Megan

    Or revisited at the moment, except in our heads.

  50. Infidel Tiger King

    You’ll get your freedom back when everyone in the nursing homes is dead.

    Deal?

  51. calli

    Testing rates have fallen in NSW and Vic. People are cottoning on.

  52. calli

    My grandson had a sniffle because midnight swim. No school unless he was tested. Because his father accompanied him, he was tested too.

    The both have to isolate for two days regardless of result.

  53. calli

    Oh, and the rest of the family can do as they please. Apparently cars are hot transmission points but the kitchen isn’t.

  54. Leigh Lowe

    All the primitives in the hick towns are free to roam around rooting their cousins, but the rest of us still getting run over and stomped.

    GENTLEPEOPLE … I AM GETTING TIRED OF ASKING YOU TO REFRAIN FROM ACCUSATIONS OF COUSIN-SEX AGAUNST FELLOW POSTERS WHO ARE NOT FROM QUEENSLAND.

  55. Steve trickler

    She’s on a mission from God. 👍



  56. Gab

    So has Vicpol run down or choked or dragged out of a car or shot anyone today?

  57. mh

    If Lewis Hamilton was in Victoria he may have a point

    Coincidentally, I think he did get charged or fined by Vic police.

  58. Arky

    Gab
    #3585802, posted on September 15, 2020 at 11:39 am
    So has Vicpol run down or choked or dragged out of a car or shot anyone today?

    ..
    Shot some poor butcher on his lunch break.
    “Do any of you guys have a whet stone…”
    BLAM BLAM BLAM.

  59. Arky

    “Do any of you guys have a whet stone…”
    BLAM BLAM BLAM.

    “PUT THE KNIFE DOWN”

  60. mh

    ..
    Oh fucking great.
    All the primitives in the hick towns are free to roam around rooting their cousins…

    But they are still required to wear masks.

  61. Arky

    I’m kidding…
    Or am I…?

  62. rickw
    #3585769, posted on September 15, 2020 at 11:07 am
    VicPol head-stomper has been suspended, pending an enquiry.

    Pretty straightforward:
    1). Fire him.
    2). Charge him with assault as a minimum, depending on how the bloke pulls up.
    3). Initiate a civil case against him.
    4). Initiate a civil case against Vikpol.
    5). Initiate investigation into Vikpol recruiting and training.

    Rick, dude, you’re making too much sense!

    What we need is Birdian MASS SACKINGS.

  63. Gab

    I see what mean. Just swa this:

    “He seemed quite calm, just had the knife the whole time and police were keeping their distance, it didn’t look like he was lunging at them in any way but in that last moment of 15 to 20 seconds I’m not sure what happened, that’s when we lost visual.

    “To me he didn’t show any aggression towards the police, what he was saying I don’t know.”

    https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/man-shot-by-police-at-lilydale-marketplace-in-melbournes-east/news-story/d14aea4e109f4c2e454593df2e07376c

    No doubt more video will be made available soon from a different angle showing the cops shooting the man.

  64. Bruce of Newcastle

    Caller’s dramatic radio interview after watching a knife-wielding man shot by police in a shopping centre car park

    The photo of the guy coming at police with his knife was enough to scare me spitless.

    Oh wait that was the guy who was shot in Lancaster PA, which led to riots and looting all last night.

    Hopefully Lilydale shopkeepers have their baseball bats ready under their tills.

  65. Gab

    Looks like there’s about 15 armed police vs one man with a ”big knife”. They must be sick of booking people for being more than 5km from home and justed wanted to get some action.

  66. Some History

    From a link on another thread

    Victoria fights for power to detain ‘high-risk’ COVID-19 spreaders

    The Victorian Government will debate sweeping powers that would allow police to detain anyone they believe was “high risk” of spreading coronavirus.

    The Victorian Government is hoping to push through a new bill that would allow them to detain “high-risk” coronavirus spreaders.

    The powers would be applied to those who health authorities believe would negligently spread the deadly virus as Victoria works to bring its coronavirus outbreak under control.

    The rules, seen by The Age, would be a six-month extension of the ones made in April, taking the detaining powers to March next year.

    Anyone deemed high risk by health authorities could be forcibly detained under the extension of powers including conspiracy theorists or anti-lockdown protesters who refuse to isolate.

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/victoria-fights-for-power-to-detain-highrisk-covid19-spreaders/news-story/33249f1a2311506b14c071c8399eb4b1

  67. Arky

    Just swa this:

    ..
    Thanks Gab.
    I just spent three minutes attempting to figure out what swa stood for.

  68. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Biden of the Climate Apocalypse
    He gives a speech on wildfires and never mentions better forest management.

  69. cohenite

    Steve trickler
    #3585801, posted on September 15, 2020 at 11:36 am
    She’s on a mission from God. 👍

    A lot of young white girls are clinically insane; the older ones are worse.

  70. Gab

    That’s çause you’re a Kiwi, Arkmeister. 🙂

  71. Mother Lode

    This is an interesting line from the story, Gab.

    “One local business owner, who did not want to be named, said the man looked calm as he interacted with police.”

    Wonder why he would not want to be named? A couple of reasons suggest themselves, but new among them is that he is worried about annoying the police.

  72. Pete of Perth

    Just received an email from a work colleague who’s signature is suffixed with their preferred pronouns.
    I need a drink.

  73. feelthebern

    suffixed with their preferred pronouns.

    I do that too.
    Coke Can Penis is a mouthful though (yes, I know, phrasing).

  74. dover_beach

    She’s on a mission from God

    Mass education has been a disaster. That is undeniable. Unless the right get their hands on education we are done.

  75. calli

    If only Mr SliceyDicey had heeded Dan.

    “this could all be avoided if people didnt protest”

  76. feelthebern

    Twitter are such liars.
    “Trump open to four-hour debate with Biden on Joe Rogan’s podcast”.
    Trump has said yep, let’s do it.
    That’s not open to it.
    That’s rock’n’roll.

  77. zyconoclast

    What are the odds if they tried to deport him at the time, he would have fought it all the way to the High Court?

    Syrian detainee falsely imprisoned, entitled to damages: court

    The Federal Court has found a Syrian man who was held in immigration detention after his visa was revoked rather than being sent home was falsely imprisoned and is entitled to damages, in a ruling with implications for other detainees.

    The man, who joined his mother in Australia on a child visa in May 2005, had his visa cancelled by the Immigration Minister on character grounds in October 2014 and was placed in immigration detention.

    After cancelling his visa, the Commonwealth was legally obliged to remove him from Australia “as soon as reasonably practicable”.

    The Commonwealth did not take steps to return him to his birth country, on the basis it had protection obligations not to send him to Syria. Despite this, the man was not granted a protection visa, leaving him in limbo in detention.

    In July 2019, the Immigration Minister declined to consider granting the applicant a visa.

    The man filed proceedings seeking damages for false imprisonment from July last year and an order that he be released immediately.

    Federal Court Justice Mordecai Bromberg ruled in the man’s favour and he was released from Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre in Western Australia on Friday.

    Justice Bromberg said the man had been unlawfully detained since July 26 last year. His removal from Australia “has not been undertaken or carried into effect as soon as reasonably practicable … because no steps at all have been taken to remove the applicant to Syria, the country of his nationality”.

    Alison Battisson, director principal of not-for-profit law firm Human Rights for All, acted for the Syrian man. Her client had now been released in Australia on no visa, but was not an Australian citizen.

    He was released on a writ of habeas corpus, a centuries-old protection against unlawful detention.

    Ms Battisson said the case was “hugely significant” for immigration detainees in a similar position, particularly long-term detainees “where nothing has happened on their cases for years”.

    “They have a very similar potential claim,” Ms Battisson said. “It could be scores of people, if not more.”

    The man had served time in prison for offences committed as a teenager but had spent more years in immigration detention. He had a “hugely supportive partner and family” in Australia, Ms Battisson said, and it did not make sense to keep him in detention.

    Damages for false imprisonment will be determined by the court at a later date.

    A spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs said it was aware of the judgment and was “considering the implications of this judgment and options for an appeal”.

  78. feelthebern

    Tim Pool trying to get #JoeMustShow trending on twitter.

  79. zyconoclast

    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has U-turned and admitted that there is a link between migration and Sweden’s rising levels of violent crime.

    The Social Democrat leader admitted that there is a connection between crime and migration during a debate in the Swedish Riksdag on Wednesday.

    Mr Löfven said: “With a large migration, where we cannot cope with integration, then there is also a greater risk of the kind of problems that we see. It’s crystal clear.”

    The prime minister’s statement came in response to questions posed by populist Sweden Democrats (SD) leader Jimmie Åkesson, who slammed the Swedish leader for refusing to admit any connection between migration and crime as recently as earlier this week, Nyheter Idag reports.

    “What I want to avoid and what we should be extremely careful about is not to connect crime automatically to skin colour or religion or anything else,” Löfven added.

  80. Bruce of Newcastle

    I can now see why free-market capitalists are OK with carbon dioxide.

    Why does ‘climate change’ spare California’s private forests? (14 Sep)

    Katy Grimes, editor of the California Globe, points out that the disparate impact of climate change on public and private forests suggests another factor is at play … The same climate change impacts private lands as public lands, but private forests are not burning down

    Yep, you guessed it, global warming only hurts socialists.

  81. Leigh Lowe

    Pete of Perth

    #3585834, posted on September 15, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Just received an email from a work colleague who’s signature is suffixed with their preferred pronouns.
    I need a drink.

    Compo bait??

  82. zyconoclast

    In a study published in JAMA today,
    Mount Sinai researchers report findings that shed some light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Blacks, who have experienced rates of infection and death that are much greater, in some areas twice and three times more, than their proportion of the population. “Our study suggests one factor that may partially contribute to COVID-19 risk among Blacks,” says lead author, Supinda Bunyavanich, MD, MPH, Professor of Genetics & Genomic Sciences and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

    “The virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-Cov-2, uses transmembrane serine protease 2 (TMPRSS2) to facilitate entry and spread in the body,” says Dr. Bunyavanich. “The degree to which a person expresses TMPRSS2 may affect how easy it is for the virus to get in and spread. We found that nasal expression of TMPRSS2 was significantly higher in Blacks than in Asians, Latinos, those of mixed race/ethnicity, and Whites. An important point is that gene expression is a dynamic reflection of personal, social, and environmental history, and many complex factors contribute to health disparities.”

  83. Leigh Lowe

    Pete of Perth

    #3585834, posted on September 15, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Just received an email from a work colleague who’s signature is suffixed with their preferred pronouns.
    I need a drink.

    By the way, who addresses people in internal emails (or any emails for that matter) using any pronoun.
    Posturing, signalling and, as I say, compo bait.
    What odds it signs of with “Xe Jim Smith” and, when tue reply comes back “Hi Tim”, it will be down to HR with a complaint that pronouns aren’t gettin’ no respeck.

  84. cohenite

    zyconoclast
    #3585843, posted on September 15, 2020 at 12:16 pm
    What are the odds if they tried to deport him at the time, he would have fought it all the way to the High Court?

    The judge, bromberg, has done a lot of damage to this country; he is the judge who found against Bolt.

    This will go to the HC. I would like to know the character grounds.

  85. zyconoclast

    From Sputnik News

    The “bizarre” anti-coronavirus rules introduced in Australia’s Queensland state have been in the spotlight this week, as ABC pointed out at the discrepancy between banning guests from dancing at weddings while still allowing group sex at swinger clubs.

    According to the State Government’s COVID Safe Industry Plan for Sex on Premises Venues and Adult Parties, sex parties are still considered to be events of “high risk”. However, special guidelines have been introduced to assure “the safe return to service provision” of adult entertainment establishments, including compliance with contact tracing and close monitoring.

    However, at wedding parties, only the bride, groom and their parents are currently allowed to dance.

    “The irony is if I was invited to a wedding this weekend to attend with my wife and I wanted to dance with her there, then I wouldn’t be allowed to”, Wedding entertainer Nik Edser told ABC. “But if we decided to go to a sex club and swap partners with some people who we don’t know where they’re from or who they really are, that’s OK”.

  86. feelthebern

    All this immigration argey bargey has to stop.
    There has to be a legislative frame work that can be agreed & decided on.
    It’s just so unproductive.

  87. mh

    Dan has played the family card

    Paywallian

    LIVE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
    ‘Leave my family out of it’: Andrews
    Victoria’s Premier delivers an emotional response to ‘Give Dan the boot’ campaigners who targeted his late father.
    2 MINUTES AGO By RACHEL BAXENDALE, ROBYN IRONSIDE, DAVID ROSS

  88. zyconoclast

    This will go to the HC. I would like to know the character grounds.

    Unless Border Force(?) decide they don’t want to waste taxpayers money…

  89. miltonf

    All this immigration argey bargey has to stop.
    There has to be a legislative frame work that can be agreed & decided on.
    It’s just so unproductive.

    Yes and it’s a lawyer’s picnic. Vomit making.

  90. jo

    Arky
    #3585830, posted on September 15, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Lanolinophobia.

    Don’t know if you caught the latest from NZ. Because of the lockdown scientists have discovered that sheep are useful for meat, wool, ugh boots, lanolin as well. They just don’t look purdy.

  91. zyconoclast

    All this immigration argey bargey has to stop.
    There has to be a legislative frame work that can be agreed & decided on.
    It’s just so unproductive.

    I suspect it was specifically designed that way.

  92. egg_

    Per Calli, the Rowe toon is a beauty – but does SloMo get the message?
    Methinks he and Andrews are thicko birds of a feather.

  93. Makka

    All this immigration argey bargey has to stop.

    Yes, it’s called a referendum. And it should include the number annually, quals and skills minimums as well as cultural heritage preferences. The country must have a say in how many come here and where from. Then legislate.

    The secrecy and policy manipulations must stop. We need to have other and more sensible options deployed to increase GDP.

  94. miltonf

    It’s outrageous that we have all these taxpayer subsidized law schools churning pout lawyers every year looking for something to do. We’d be better off training more plumbers and electricians. But those jobs aren’t nace.

  95. John64

    Chairman Dan borrows Pony Girl’s playbook:

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has hit back at a “Give Dan the boot” campaign which features a photo of a pair of boots outside his father’s funeral.

    “I saw that photo, the photo was sent to me by someone,” Mr Andrews said.

    “The last time I was in that shed, was when I carried my father’s coffin out of it, … that’s just low.

    “I’m happy for people to make their points, provided they’re not doing anything to spread the coronavirus … it’s a healthy part of our democratic society, but decency matters too.

    “Have a different view to me, but leave my family out of it, and particularly the dead members of my family out of it. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.

    “Shame, shame on him, shame.”

  96. miltonf

    80-90 thousand a year once we sort out, or at least get under control, our social and economic problems.

  97. Slim Cognito

    80-90 thousand a year once we sort out, or at least get under control, our social and economic problems.

    So that’s never then.

  98. Some History:

    The rules, seen by The Age, would be a six-month extension of the ones made in April, taking the detaining powers to March next year.
    Anyone deemed high risk by health authorities could be forcibly detained under the extension of powers including conspiracy theorists or anti-lockdown protesters who refuse to isolate.

    Am I reading this right?
    The government can arrest and detain people who they consider to be conspiracy theorists?

  99. feelthebern

    Australia’s immigration system is so thoroughly broken & rotten, it needs to be restructured from scratch.
    Everything is gamed.
    Industries of misery have been around it.
    It’s just so fucked.

  100. miltonf

    Maybe slim. Society and the economy will never be ‘perfect’ but they’ve been seriously trashed over the last 20 years.

  101. calli

    The government can arrest and detain people who they consider to be conspiracy theorists?

    That was where the marginalisation and demonisation of anyone who questions the accepted “science” was headed.

    The train has finally arrived at the platform. Destination unknown.

  102. Makka

    milt, no more than 30k for a decade or so which includes the immediate family. No single people. Every household head has to have preferably a trade (to be then qualified through Aust Standards) or a tertiary qualification where a genuine shortage exists. Zero access to any benefits for at least 5 years. We want lifters, not leaners, truck drivers, beauty technicians or baristas etc.

  103. feelthebern

    What a time to be alive.
    Public health orders have impacted more people than 18c ever did.
    We need to ensure this shit never happens again.

  104. Makka

    The government can arrest and detain people who they consider to be conspiracy theorists?

    Climate change denier arrests. You just know they want to.

  105. miltonf

    Australia’s immigration system is so thoroughly broken & rotten, it needs to be restructured from scratch.
    Everything is gamed.
    Industries of misery have been around it.
    It’s just so fucked.

    It’s another consequence of the Murray report of 1957 that expanded tertiary ejucashun.

  106. miltonf

    Makka, I can’t disagree with anything you say there.

  107. Makka

    Shane Oliver is Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital.
    We continue to see the RBA providing additional easing beyond the expanded TFF
    a cut in the cash rate and 3 yr target to ~0.1%
    more dovish forward guidance (eg that it won’t raise rates till inflation is sustainably in the target)
    and probably more definitive QE/bond buying

    Guaranteed. Bucketloads.

  108. miltonf

    Single people would be ok though.

  109. Makka

    Single people would be ok though

    Ok but these need to be highly skilled specialists. The Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Tech Research. Families tend to have lots more skin in the game.

  110. feelthebern

    Immigration to Australia should have education & a bond at it’s core.

  111. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mass education has been a disaster. That is undeniable. Unless the right get their hands on education we are done.

    Home schooling and small group cooperative schooling has exploded with the bat crud lockdowns. The teachers’ unions don’t want to return to work. And Zoom lessons have exposed parents to what their kids are being indoctrinated with at school.

    In about a month or so the public sector schooling system will be clamoring to return to classrooms because their prey is escaping.

  112. cuckoo

    To the tune of Der Fuhrer’s face

    When Dan Andrews says
    Put maskies on your face
    We Heil!
    Heil!
    Right in Dan Andrews’ face
    Not to love Dan Andrews is a big disgrace
    So we Heil!
    Heil!
    Right in Dan Andrews’ face.

    Dan Andrews brings suppression
    Not the virus, but your free expression
    If you look a little odd
    You’ll be hammered by the Plod
    Then be arrested for YOUR aggression

  113. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The powers would be applied to those who health authorities believe would negligently spread the deadly virus as Victoria works to bring its coronavirus outbreak under control.

    start with chairman dickhead dan

  114. cuckoo

    Depressing to read in the profile of Greg Hunt on the weekend that he is an environmentalist who cries for coral bleaching. What hope do we have?

  115. Franx

    Well, was Mrs Andrews driving a government car on the way to the beach with the kiddies during the school hols when she had an accident colliding with a cyclist?
    Not sure.
    But if it was a government car, then, yes, perhaps best let’s leave the family out of it, even when the family is into it.

  116. Makka:

    Ok but these need to be highly skilled specialists. The Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Tech Research. Families tend to have lots more skin in the game.

    No family reunion though. And make it bullet proof because you know bloody well the Collectivists will be trying to enlarge the parameters as soon as the legislation is passed.

    On second thoughts, we need a bloody great purge of the ruling classes and a new Constitution, because this whole scenario will just keep popping its head up every frigging generation.
    Mao Tse Tung had a great idea. He closed down the universities and sent the ideologues into the fields to work as peasants, just so they’d find out what life was about for the 93.4% of the rest of the country.

  117. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘VicPol head-stomper has been suspended, pending an enquiry.’

    Excellent.

  118. notafan

    Amazing how Dan has time to look at pics of boots near sheds but not pregnant women in pygamas getting handcuffed.

  119. notafan

    Oh the photo had nothing to do with Andrew’s dad’s funeral.

    Most people wouldn’t know this ‘Catholic ‘ family had an auction themed funeral in a shed.

    confected outrage

  120. P

    A window opens on how doctors treat troubled transgender teens

    A tragically troubled teen has been given a green light to change his life for ever

    by Michael Cook – MercatorNet
    Sep 14, 2020

  121. dover_beach

    Exactly right, notfan.

  122. dover_beach

    Most people wouldn’t know this ‘Catholic ‘ family had an auction themed funeral in a shed.

    Just wow. Heathens.

  123. Bundyrum

    Winston, well said, but we really need a moratorium on immigration, some limited immigration for real needs at the moment.
    No dole,medical etc until a contribution level of tax, no buying landed property,.
    I would like a lot of reciprocal agreements similar to Asian countries, if say I cannot get citizenship in a particular country, their nationals are not allowed it here.
    Also if a work permit is allowed, then english speaking proficiency must be excellent.
    I am dreaming, as if the government is for the people by the people here ……hoho.

  124. custard

    #theirABC ex staff members just cant let go.

    https://www.abcalumni.net/

  125. Knuckle Dragger

    The Hun:

    ‘He could see a female police officer with her taser drawn and a male policeman with a gun, about 10 metres away from the agitated man.

    ‘“He was definitely not himself,” John told 3AW.

    ‘“They (the police) were trying to get him to calm down. I was very pleased with how they handled it.”’

    Not good enough. Should have shot him in the leg or the fingernail, or the knife out of his hand.

    Or capsicum spray. Forget the breeze and the distance. Or tasered him. Forget that anything thicker than a T shirt gives you less than 50% chance of both barbs getting under the skin.

    Or used a drone. Or soothing music. Or optic heat rays. Or called his Mum to talk to him with a megaphone over the next nine hours. Or got out their feelings charts.

  126. Speedbox

    P
    #3585908, posted on September 15, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    That is very disturbing reading.

  127. duncanm

    Men of no description in Brisbane

  128. Leigh Lowe

    Or capsicum spray. Forget the breeze and the distance. Or tasered him. Forget that anything thicker than a T shirt gives you less than 50% chance of both barbs getting under the skin.

    Trident and net?

  129. Bundyrum

    Duncanm, multiculturalism….aint it grand.

  130. Leigh Lowe

    custard

    #3585917, posted on September 15, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    #theirABC ex staff members just cant let go.

    https://www.abcalumni.net/

    You can check out any time you like …

  131. Top Ender

    Different Types Of Gladiator for Victorian streets?

    Discover eight different classes of deadly fighters

    Thracian

    ⚔️Weapons: Short sword, triangular shield
    💪Strengths: Agile warrior
    😨Weaknesses: Ranged attacks
    ✅Most likely to win against: Laquerius, Velitus
    ❌Would struggle against: Murmillo

    Did you know?

    The Thracian’s sica was a smaller version of the falx. It would often be used to swing into an opponent’s unprotected back, which would often end the contest there and then.

    Murmillo

    ⚔️Weapons: sword, square shield
    💪Strengths: Well equipped with a large sword and shield
    😨Weaknesses: Susceptible to agile attacks
    ✅Most likely to win against: Laquerius, Velitus
    ❌Would struggle against: Dimachaerus

    Did you know?

    The Murmillo class was introduced to replace the similarly slow and powerful Gallus discipline. It favoured strong warriors.

    Retiarius

    ⚔️Weapons: Rete (weighted net), fuscina (trident)
    💪Strengths: Agility, ranged attacks
    😨Weaknesses: Little to no armour
    ✅Most likely to win against: Secutor, Murmillo
    ❌Would struggle against: Samnite, thracian

    Did you know?

    Due to their lack of armour – some wore nothing but a loincloth – many viewed them as the lowliest of classes.

    Secutor

    ⚔️Weapons: Gladius, dagger
    💪Strengths: Heavily armoured
    😨Weaknesses: Slower than many other classes
    ✅Most likely to win against: Samnite
    ❌Would struggle against: Retiarius

    Did you know?

    Secutor, with its anti-trident and anti-net armour, was a class designed to fight the more agile Retiarius class.

    Velitus

    ⚔️Weapons: Spear
    💪Strengths: Speed, mobility, ranged attacks
    😨Weaknesses: Lightly armoured
    ✅Most likely to win against: Dimachaerus
    ❌Would struggle against: Everybody

    Did you know?

    Gladiators fighting as the Velitus class were not seen as good prospects. They usually fought in groups against one or more chariots and didn’t normally last long.

    Samnite

    ⚔️Weapons: Short sword, shield
    💪Strengths: All rounder
    😨Weaknesses: Abdomen and legs (unarmoured)
    ✅Most likely to win against: Thracian, Secutor
    ❌Would struggle against: Retiarius

    Did you know?

    The Samnite class fell out of favour when Samnium (the previously defeated enemy who provided the inspiration for the class) returned as an ally to Rome.

    Dimachaerus

    ⚔️Weapons: Dual swords
    💪Strengths: Skilled in close-quarters combat
    😨Weaknesses: Lightly armoured
    ✅Most likely to win against: Laquerius
    ❌Would struggle against: Thracian

    Did you know?

    In the Spartacus TV series, the producers chose to have Spartacus himself favour this particular gladiatorial style despite evidence suggesting he was a Thracian.

    Laquerius

    ⚔️Weapons: Noose, trident
    💪Strengths: Able to disarm opponents
    😨Weaknesses: Open to rush attacks
    ✅Most likely to win against: Velitus
    ❌Would struggle against: Samnite

    Did you know?

    Some historians have speculated that the Laquerius class was actually a form of jester who came into the arena to mock great battles of old.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    notafan

    #3585906, posted on September 15, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Oh the photo had nothing to do with Andrew’s dad’s funeral.

    Most people wouldn’t know this ‘Catholic ‘ family had an auction themed funeral in a shed.

    confected outrage

    Questions.
    Is the site of the shed funeral now some national shrine to Andrews the Elder?
    Is it private property? If so, does Dan Xi-man own it?
    Does any property which hosts the funeral of an ALP personage or family permanently barred from any sort of protest?

  133. Just thought it useful to post now:

    If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate, you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.
    Winston Churchill

  134. Leigh Lowe

    If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate, you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.
    Winston Churchill

    But Winston.
    Our instructions are to wait until we have a good chance of winning before we enter the fray.

  135. Leigh Lowe

    Some historians have speculated that the Laquerius class was actually a form of jester who came into the arena to mock great battles of old.

    Full name Laquerius Cornelius?

  136. Perfidious Albino

    I genuinely would not be surprised if the incident in Lilydale was a setup to retrospectively highlight the danger to Police of ‘mentally ill’ people.

    “See!, this is the challenging, dynamic, environment our poor hero police have to operate in, who can blame them if they act with an abundance of caution”

  137. Mother Lode

    Interesting talk about fatherhood from a divorce lawyer in the US – about the role fathers play that is glossed over in family courts.

    The lawyer speaking, and her firm, represent fathers.

  138. Zyconoclast

    Asher Vander Sanden wins appeal over COVID-19 quarantine breach, gets 50 hours’ community service

    Asher Vander Sanden, 28, was originally sentenced to six months’ jail after admitting sneaking across WA’s hard border hidden inside a car being transported by a truck.

  139. Roger

    “Have a different view to me, but leave my family out of it, and particularly the dead members of my family out of it. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.”

    Polling down…play the victim.

  140. Major Elvis Newton

    The Transition Candidate.

    Watch Senator Kamala Harris refer to a “Harris administration, together with Joe Biden”

    The mask falls at 1:36

    https://youtu.be/2CIFUNmVnKQ

  141. Knuckle Dragger

    Faultus:

    Weapons: Someone else’s guns
    Strengths: Repetition, power ballad repertoire
    Weaknesses: Open to parody and ridicule
    Most likely to win against: The sitting member
    Would struggle against: Everybody else

  142. max

    The weekend was brutal.

    Sorry to hear that, Lizzie.

    Just catching up. You’re a gutsy lady.

  143. Roger

    Watch Senator Kamala Harris refer to a “Harris administration, together with Joe Biden”

    And she wasn’t even speaking off the cuff, but reading from a teleprompter.

  144. Bundyrum

    Winston, have you been to the UK?
    I have a number of times for work, the cities always seemed a bit dodgy, some no go areas for whitey.
    People say we are a few years behind them, some even say months, believe me when I say we don’t want it here, but it has already started here.
    It does not improve standard of living, police there arrest people for Fb posts, here it has started too as we have seen.
    As soon as the international travel ban is lifted, I am off too.

  145. Roger:

    “Have a different view to me, but leave my family out of it, and particularly the dead members of my family out of it. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.”

    When this fascist prick leaves my family out of it, I’ll consider leaving his out.
    This lockdown and Claytons quarantine has effectively ruled out the family Christmas reunion.

  146. cuckoo

    Just received an email from a work colleague who’s signature is suffixed with their preferred pronouns. I need a drink.

    We recently had an online demo of a new software tool and the instructor was a dingbat 20-something who had her pronouns onscreen the whole time, and every time she had to give an example of using the tool, it involved gay this, trans that or drag-the-other. At least this was received in stony silence by the rest of us.

    I’ve worked with gay colleagues most of my life, and none of them felt the need to advertise themselves; they just come in to do the job. Funny how it’s the least-oppressed generation of gays that feels the most need to advertise themselves and seek constant affirmation.

  147. Top Ender

    Danistan:

    Weapons: the meeja, the maaaaates, and Mao’s Little Red Book
    Strengths: several million Useful Idiots
    Weaknesses: Open to parody and ridicule
    Most likely to win against: a useless Opposition
    Would struggle against: logic and persistence

  148. miltonf

    This marxist don doesn’t like Adam Smith-

    Roland Boer
    Professor, Religion, Marxism and Secularism, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle

  149. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’ve worked with gay colleagues most of my life, and none of them felt the need to advertise themselves; they just come in to do the job

    The Memsahib worked with gay men for most of her career in retail selling – none of them felt the need to advertise themselves, but she said she didn’t have to worry about getting her bottom pinched in the smoke oh room.

  150. Top Ender

    …have you been to the UK?

    Bundy, we were thinking of moving there for a couple of years, just for the fun of it…and the history and architecture.

    Best bits seemed to be the small towns of around 10,000 or so.

    Very little OH&S Nazis, and a lot of freedom….to stand outside a a pub drinking on the pavement, or to exceed the speed limit on the motorways by 5 mph, for example.

    Worst places seemed to be the bigger cities, esp for example London around Tower Hamlets, which is like something out of the third world.

    Some of the prices were a bit much, esp for transport such as the trains, and decent meat. But grog was right down as a converse.

  151. Roger

    Funny how it’s the least-oppressed generation of gays that feels the most need to advertise themselves and seek constant affirmation.

    And they are so insecure in their identity that they want to mandate that affirmation.

    I don’t think the alphabet people are what they make themselves out to be.

  152. egg_

    Danistan:

    Weapons: the meeja, the maaaaates, and Mao’s Little Red Book

    Playing to the UN/WHO playbook, assisted by his biatch, SloMo.

  153. Cassie of Sydney

    “Best bits seemed to be the small towns of around 10,000 or so.”

    My brother lives in south-west England….it is idyllic. When you get out of the big cities…particularly London…you see, feel and breathe the real UK. London is a horror….for the obvious reasons.

  154. egg_

    “Harris administration, together with Joe Biden”

    Shrillary Lite?

  155. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The judge, bromberg, has done a lot of damage to this country; he is the judge who found against Bolt.

    Wasn’t he the judge who upheld the latest appeal by the Sri Lankan couple – who have had six or seven appeals rejected so far? They live in Queensland?

  156. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lanolinophobia.

    Don’t know if you caught the latest from NZ. Because of the lockdown scientists have discovered that sheep are useful for meat, wool, ugh boots, lanolin as well. They just don’t look purdy.

    Thanks, Arky and Jo. Always a good laugh somewhere on the Cat.

  157. Colonel Crispin Berka

    So has Vicpol run down or chocked or dragged out of a car or shot anyone today?

    New cases of copbrutalvirus in the last 24h: 0
    But this is no time for complacency. Even survivors of copbrutalvirus will have long lasting side-effects such as loss of confidence in institutions, fear of the colour black, and perhaps even sympathy for “right wing extremism”.
    If you see signs of copbrutalvirus in a VicPol officer, you must quickly test, trace, and isolate.
    Because they’re all in this together.

  158. miltonf

    Roland Boer receives funding from the Australian Research Council for a project called “The Sacred Economy.” The material discussed here is related to the project, but is not directly funded by it.

    Our money well spent?

  159. Bundyrum

    TE, don’t get me wrong, there are some really beautiful places in the UK, the lake district for example, Cornwall & Devon are magical too, the pubs in the countryside are fantastic in the summer.
    Living in the cities…..nup.
    Sad to see this place going a similar direction.

  160. John64

    The judge, bromberg, has done a lot of damage to this country; he is the judge who found against Bolt.

    Pretty ordinary footballer when he played for the Saints too.

  161. Roger

    TE, don’t get me wrong, there are some really beautiful places in the UK, the lake district for example, Cornwall & Devon are magical too, the pubs in the countryside are fantastic in the summer.

    A shame that most of the time the weather is dreich.

  162. Makka

    Worst places seemed to be the bigger cities, esp for example London around Tower Hamlets, which is like something out of the third world.

    UK cities were lost in the 90’s and 2000’s. Before then UK cities were extremely interesting places to visit and safely explore. The countryside has always been wonderful. History, architecture, building and objects at your fingertips. Blair deliberately ruined the UK with weaponized demographic restructuring, similar to what we are experiencing. Changed forever.

  163. The Manager

    John64
    Yes, in the words of Jack Dyer, “a good average footballer”. Probably not even that.
    And not a good average judge that’s for sure

  164. John Brumble

    It seems to be an Australian thing, but there is this cultural oddity we have whereby members of the “cool group” are allowed to say anything they want under any circumstances to “the other”. Such comments are “feedback” or “help” or “opinions” when delivered by the in-group. If “the other” respond in kind, however, this is always “out of line” or even “bullying”.

    I think it comes from the same place as the “look what you made me do” attitude, since “look at what you made made me do” is almost 100% of the time the response to a continued lack of deferential behavior by “the other”.

  165. Bundyrum

    Roger, can’t disagree with that, winter sodding awful with about 8 or 9 hours of daylight.
    But it was great in a pub with a roaring fire….

  166. Cassie of Sydney

    “Blair deliberately ruined the UK with weaponized demographic restructuring, similar to what we are experiencing. Changed forever.”

    Yep.

  167. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    There’s a nice experiential piece about fatherhood here, at Quadrant Online:

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/fathers-day/2020/09/the-unrecognised-gift-of-good-fathering/#comment-83845

  168. vlad

    What’s an auction themed funeral?

  169. feelthebern

    Tony Blair & Alastair Campbell should both be in jail.

  170. rickw

    Any further context on Vicpol’s fuck up of the day?

  171. rickw

    What’s an auction themed funeral?

    Clearly something to do with complete lunatics.

  172. Bundyrum

    FTB, don’t forget Brown, another sack of shit, you remember the Brown bottom?

  173. miltonf

    bLIAR has turned out to be one of the most evil politicians of the 20th/21st century. Great pal of Bush and Howard it seems.

  174. rickw

    UK cities were lost in the 90’s and 2000’s. Before then UK cities were extremely interesting places to visit and safely explore.

    London is the most dangerous city I’ve ever been to. Every time I went there pubbing or clubbing, shit happened. Always some low rent Brit shit head or import wanting to have a crack.

    The USA was at the other end of the spectrum.

  175. feelthebern

    In the second half of Bob Carr’s premiership, he copied Alastair Campbell’s play book word for word.
    Having a Sunday “announceable”.
    FMD, the media lapped it up.

  176. Bundyrum

    rickw, you ever get to Manchester? another place full of nutters.

  177. feelthebern

    If you read:
    1) The Blair Years by Alastair Campbell;
    2) Courage & Consequence by Karl Rove,
    You see just how putrid the whole system is.
    Those two pricks gave the Washington War Machine the war it wanted.
    Blair & Bush were the grinning idiot front-men.

  178. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    TE, don’t get me wrong, there are some really beautiful places in the UK, the lake district for example, Cornwall & Devon are magical too, the pubs in the countryside are fantastic in the summer.

    A shame that most of the time the weather is dreich.

    We did two six-month stints in Lancaster while Hairy was on secondment, and it was very special, an unspoiled part of old England, close to the Lake District and with many interesting day trips to do.

    It’s also a starting off point to Scotland, the Highlands and the Isles as well as Orkney and the Shetlands.

    Now I’m getting all nostalgic and wanting to go there again, the land of my genes and history. And I can’t. I said last year to him that I just want to stand in a proper English meadow again, beside an old church, and hear songbirds and see the spring bluebells under oaks. But when we can go somewhere next, I know Hairy has his sights on returning to Louisiana where my cousins have promised to take him shooting on a range to try out all of their guns. Sadly, at the rate Australia is opening up it doesn’t look as though we’ll be able to travel there in time for my aunt’s 100th Birthday in June 2021 and pick up our Panama cruise again.

    Time is so short, and there is so much to do with it. Even in Australia. I’ve never been to Broken Hill. And I’m thinking that Orange looks nice. 🙂

  179. Zyconoclast

    What’s an auction themed funeral?

    Souls and (boot) soles to the highest bidder.

  180. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “Harris administration, together with Joe Biden”

    Vote Communism. Ready to go.

  181. Bundyrum

    As far as I see, a western country that goes down this mass immigration path & the multiculturalism bullshit it never recovers, the political class has their agenda & it doesn’t include us.
    I have my sights set & I will be going, these bastards are getting as little of my money as I can give the bastards 🙂

  182. feelthebern

    Teddy Roosevelt, nut job, but his own man.
    FDR, evil statist who lied to eastern Europe, but his own man.
    Trump, dirt bag NY property developer, but his own man.

    Since 1901, all other presidents were simply front men for cabals of the worst kinds of people.

  183. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I feel an episode of ‘A Place in the Country’ coming on for tonight. 🙂
    That intro of rolling green hills and dales always draws me in and Hairy can just do something else if he finds the chosen couple for the real estate search too boring. As he tends to do.

    We both agree that the English do tend to over-furnish their homes in ways that are often very twee.

  184. gafa

    ‘VicPol head-stomper has been suspended, pending an enquiry.’

    Internal enquiry (enquiry does seem more appropriate than inquiry)…nothing to see hear, move on.
    Police policing police, yeah right, that’ll work.

  185. billie

    I made a cake for you all today

    it was delicious

  186. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Yes! It’s come back to me now. It’s ‘Escape to the Country’. Thought I’d messed the name up.
    The other show is the English fleeing ‘abroad’ – ‘A Place in the Sun’.

  187. Makka

    You’re bailing Bundy? Where you headed?

  188. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I made a cake for you all today

    it was delicious

    You just wrecked my diet. I couldn’t resist. 🙂

  189. K2

    Happy birthday Harry Markle.

    A good pegging is in order.

  190. Struth

    But Winston.
    Our instructions are to wait until we have a good chance of winning before we enter the fray.

    Go in any time you feel like it.

    Isn’t hindsight a wonderful thing.
    If only we’d gone at it the moment they pulled this stunt, as I had hoped Australians would, we may have had a chance.
    From then on, it isn’t until recent weeks we could now start to achieve success.
    So if you are waiting for instructions, the instructions are, go for it, you now have a chance of winning.

  191. incoherent rambler

    ‘VicPol head-stomper has been suspended, pending an enquiry.’

    Summary execution would have been a more appropriate sanction.

    What has happened choking, using cars as assault weapons and roughing up grannies? Y’know the things they are trained to do.

  192. gafa

    Most of Australia’s problems, indeed “the west’s” problems, can be traced back to word fear, fear of one single word above all others. The slippery slope is now near vertical.

  193. Top Ender

    Orange is a good place, Lizzie, as are a lot of those little towns in the interior of NSW.

    Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane are fast becoming unliveable.

  194. Bundyrum

    Makka, I sold everything late last year & went minamilst….took a rental unit with next to bugger all in the place, I was planning to go by April, but the scamdemic came & the country I had planned on made restrictions as well as this place.
    I will not say where I am going but I need both countries to lift rules & then I am orf.
    I will say It isn’t a western country as I don’t see a future in any of them.
    Good luck with your endeavours.

  195. egg_

    NAME OF THRONES Prince Harry is NOT a fan of the nickname given to him by Meghan’s friends

    But like a true Prince Charming, he puts up with it anyway

    Yup, sounds like a pegging candidate.

  196. Indolent

    Since 1901, all other presidents were simply front men for cabals of the worst kinds of people.

    Hey, what about Ronald Reagan?

  197. rickw

    rickw, you ever get to Manchester? another place full of nutters.

    Oh yes, been to Manchester! Same experience but with a Manchester spin on it. Worked with a bloke from Manchester in PNG.

    Very special, was talking to him about destruction of the UK by immigration, was having none of it, all ponies and unicorns. I pointed out to him that Leigh Rigby might disagree with that assessment. “Fuck Leigh Rigby” was his response. Had to leave the yatchie to avoid smashing the shit out of him.

  198. gafa

    The Canberra real estate market is quite amazing!

  199. jo

    cuckoo
    #3585900, posted on September 15, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Depressing to read in the profile of Greg Hunt on the weekend that he is an environmentalist who cries for coral bleaching. What hope do we have?

    When he was Minister for Environment he may have well been a full fledged greeny. Tits on a bull.

  200. Robber Baron

    Andrews’ family is fair game. He has destroyed lives, businesses and families. Payback is a bitch.

  201. Goodness gracious – the government threatening to nationalise energy production!
    Surely rampant socialism, and not a peep from the stalwarts on Catallaxy.

  202. Speedbox

    Bundyrum
    #3586016, posted on September 15, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Asia?

    Pacific?

    Eastern/central Europe?

  203. Roger

    bLIAR has turned out to be one of the most evil politicians of the 20th/21st century. Great pal of Bush and Howard it seems.

    Birds of a feather…

  204. Roger

    Orange is a good place, Lizzie, as are a lot of those little towns in the interior of NSW.

    The same for QLD, including up the coast.

    Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane are fast becoming unliveable.

    Thank God covid has but the brakes on immigrtation for now.

    In 2019 the Libs were talking about extending mass immigration into the regions.

  205. gafa

    AFL boss Gillon McLachlan released a statement condemning violence against women.

    But what, violence against men is okay?

  206. Rabbi Putin

    Daniel Andrews is a master of emotional blackmail.

    Now putting boots near the grave of the father of someone I detest is not something I condone, but he surely can’t have been the only politician to have ever received threats or attacks on his family. Think about what Tony Abbot went through. He has said nothing about all the parents he has killed via his criminal virus mismanagement, and has no emotional care for the lives of business people he has has ruined or the trauma of all the people he has locked up in their own homes or who have been harassed by his corrupt police, or any respect for our traditions of democracy and liberty, but will jump up and cry unfair when boot winds up near his Dads grave. What about all the Dads he’s callously destroying all around the state? He himself has put his family in the spotlight for heart-tugging media/social media bits to show what a loving family guy he is, but destroys our democracy and wrecks all of our families? Let’s just say, I can understand how some people are being tipped over the edge.

    Just resign you corrupt bastard.

  207. Roger

    Goodness gracious – the government threatening to nationalise energy production!
    Surely rampant socialism, and not a peep from the stalwarts on Catallaxy.

    The result of market failure due to government intervention to save the planet, Bob.

  208. notafan

    The boots aren’t near his father’s grave.

    They’re outside the shed on their property, where the family chose to hold his funeral four years ago.

    It’s a beat up for sympathy from #IStandWithDanAndrews morons

  209. Makka

    Hey Rockdoctor, if you are around I’d like to get your opinion on some Geo stuff? If you are ok with that by all means obtain my email addy from Sinc? Cheers.

  210. gafa

    Asia?
    Pacific?
    Eastern/central Europe?

    Sri Lanka.

  211. rickw

    Goodness gracious – the government threatening to nationalise energy production!
    Surely rampant socialism, and not a peep from the stalwarts on Catallaxy.

    The result of market failure due to government intervention to save the planet, Bob.

    The energy sector is a complete mess, all government meddling. Valero’s green fuel division made more money from their biofuel sales than their entire conventional business. Of course when I say “made” I mean collected more $ from the subsidy and regulation that forces companies to by their biofuel material.

    If you are a completely conventional oil company then government is in the business of sending you broke.

  212. Roger

    The result of market failure due to government intervention to save the planet, Bob.

    Since most of us connected to the eastern grid are partial to a reliable electricity supply we’ll happily welcome Morrison’s plan as the least worst option in the current framework and an overdue victory for pragmatism over ideology.

  213. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Boots certainly seem to be getting some traction though.

    A very good symbol of what to do with Dan.

  214. rickw

    Asia?
    Pacific?
    Eastern/central Europe?

    I’m trying to get a venture up and running that would see me escape to the third world.

    Working The Chaos Ladder!

  215. incoherent rambler

    ♬♬
    These boots were made for stompin’ heads
    And that’s just what they’ll do
    One of these days these boots are gunna walk all over you ♬♬

    h/t Ms Sinatra

  216. Infidel Tiger King

    FXHedge
    @Fxhedgers
    · 12h
    NFL SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL DEBUT RATINGS DOWN 28% FROM 2019 – DEADLINE

    Turns out people don’t like being lectured to by brain damaged millionaires.

  217. feelthebern

    Cowboys too ITK.
    It wasn’t as if it was the Jaguars playing the Browns.

  218. Bundyrum

    I think the third world that is rising is better than a supposed first world headed to decline.
    My opinion only, but mass immigration & multiculturalism has not improved the west.

  219. Cassie:

    My brother lives in south-west England….it is idyllic. When you get out of the big cities…particularly London…you see, feel and breathe the real UK. London is a horror….for the obvious reasons.

    And you thought Neutron bombs were just to wipe out Soviet armoured formations. They are also great for taking out a particular suburb with fairly minimal heritage building damage.
    🙂

  220. Shy Ted

    VicPol has just shot someone. Is it too late to hope the victim’ surname is Andrew or Morrison?

  221. Speedbox

    rickw
    #3586045, posted on September 15, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    I’m trying to get a venture up and running that would see me escape to the third world.

    My first thought was about the word “escape”. Then, on reflection, it seems that if you wait long enough you may not need to leave this land girt by sea – the third world will come to you!

    In any event I agree with Bundy and also have no intention of remaining in this shithole any longer than necessary although my departure will not be for a few more years. (Presumes our international borders have been reopened and we are free to leave).

  222. Bruce of Newcastle

    The energy sector is a complete mess, all government meddling.

    In NSW, where Liddell is, the mess is due to Labor privatizing it. That’s all you need to know – if Labor is privatizing anything it for reasons which ain’t to do with free market capitalism.

    Premiers Iemma, Rees and KKK were all booted due to this glorious disaster.

  223. miltonf

    Bruce did Labor sell off Liddell? I thought it was fatty O’Barrall.

  224. miltonf

    Yes it’s an absolute abomination what our miserable, despicable political class has done to the power industry in this country. Seems a BA or an LLB gives you more authority to call the shots on electricity than a BE.

  225. feelthebern

    I think the third world that is rising is better than a supposed first world headed to decline.

    Well done.
    It’s sad that the entrepreneur has to now go overseas make ones fortune.
    It’s amazing how Australia has fucked this up so badly.

  226. miltonf

    Harold Conde would be turning in his grave.

  227. feelthebern

    Australia has the most incoherent energy policy in the “developed” world.
    A grid with key choke points controlled by a cartel.
    It’s amazing how Australia has fucked this up so badly.

  228. caveman

    “I don’t think science knows ,actually”
    That was a classic by the Orange Man.

  229. feelthebern

    Appropriate suffix for any post today:

    It’s amazing how Australia has fucked this up so badly.

  230. miltonf

    It’s amazing how Australia has fucked this up so badly.

    Look back to people like John Wear Burton and HC Coombes. Consider their modern equivalents- Parkinson, Goldring.

  231. old bloke

    Struth
    #3585726, posted on September 15, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Freedom Slipping Away

    Struth, that’s very clever – well done. Would you please put it up on YouTube and post the link here.

  232. Colonel Crispin Berka

    Mr Nobel Peace Prize has extended the 9/11 state of emergency by another year, which is used to justify continued total surveillance domestically and drone strikes in faraway sandy places.
    https://i.imgur.com/0K3GUqx.jpg

    Not getting involved in “endless foreign wars”, rrrright. So peaceful!

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