“Stark staring mad”

“Australians not living in Victoria cannot possibly fathom how ‘barking mad this place is’ or how mad its government has become …”

And so what if it is, what then? It’s not as if we are locked up with a psychopathic moonbat moronic low-IQ fool in command. And if 61% are happy with the Premier whose policies have directly led to the deaths of over 700 people, be grateful, you are living in the essence of a democratic society. Majority rule, right? At least he is making the trains run on time even if no one has anywhere to go more than 5km from their homes.

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48 Responses to “Stark staring mad”

  1. Ceres

    Like Andrew, we here in Victoria are at our wits end. Daniel Andrews is unhinged and it shows in his snarky, dismissive replies to legitimate questions.
    Legal. challenges to Dan’s decrees (he’s a one man band) have begun which may be the only way to get him to alter things. What a nightmare for us with no end in sight and a P M who refuses to criticise Andrews. Thanks a lot PM.

  2. Rex Mango

    Bolta on the money here. You can’t have these micro managing laws/legislation, when the doofus in charge isn’t over the detail.

  3. nb

    Kirner tried the arts led recovery.
    Dan tries the police led recovery.

  4. Megan

    Where are the defenders of our Constitution, human rights, freedom and liberty?

    Nowhere to be found. Not within Victoria or within Australia. And with very few exceptions, the press are right on board with the Danimal and his cohort of brain dead zombie micromanagers.

  5. Pete of Perth

    Next up… Dan proclaims that Victorians can only take a dump between 0700 and 0717 Tuesdays and Fridays

  6. Trains running on time so train driver Union members all getting paid whilst others can’t use them to go to work or visit friends. Civil servants all getting full pay and good pay rises but no members of public go can to their offices to handle normal civil service / public interactions etc. Ironic.

    Simply amazing that Andrews still in place as it is all down to his lack of leadership. He is known as a micro manager so no way he did not know what was going on.

  7. Steve

    Speaking of stark raving mad…..

    According to the self proclaimed “Masters of the Universe” , covid is the warm up for lockdowns.

    Climate Lockdowns coming……crash our energy, lock us down….exactly as the greenist ( occult ) religion is requiring…don’t say you were never warned…

    So covid is the training ground for living under tyrannical lifestyle lockdown forever…..us pesky humans need to be locked down and crushed into the earth…apparently.

    FYI – these globalists are losers…but hey, we knew that….they can try, but seriously…..

    https://climatechangedispatch.com/soros-gates-funded-org-says-world-may-need-climate-lockdown/

    “Mazzucato then broke down what she meant by what she called a “climate lockdown,” and it was just as crazy as the term itself:

    “Under a ‘climate lockdown,’ governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling. To avoid such a scenario, we must overhaul our economic structures and do capitalism differently. [Emphasis added.]

    “The author also tried to exploit the virus and connect it to her sensationalizing of a climate change Armageddon: “Many think of the climate crisis as distinct from the health and economic crises caused by the pandemic. But the three crises – and their solutions – are interconnected.”

    “For Mazzucato, “The window for launching a climate revolution – and achieving an inclusive recovery from COVID-19 in the process – is rapidly closing.”

    “She continued, selling the false unicorn-like idea of a “green good life”:

    ““We need to move quickly if we want to transform the future of work, transit, and energy use, and make the concept of a ‘green good life,’ a reality for generations to come.” [Emphasis added.]

    “Gates himself tried to arbitrarily pivot off of the coronavirus to fearmonger about climate change in a blog headlined, “COVID-19 is awful. Climate change could be worse.”

  8. Howard Hill

    I ask the same questions, Megan and get stupid stares.
    Why are we paying these parasites taxes when they do nothing.
    It should be Australia’s 1775 moment!

  9. Mak Siccar

    Megan
    #3601630, posted on September 29, 2020 at 11:30 pm
    Where are the defenders of our Constitution, human rights, freedom and liberty?

    Nowhere to be found. Not within Victoria or within Australia.

    They are out there but is any politician listening? Maybe Craig Kelly and one or two others but that’s about it.

    https://www.spectator.com.au/author/james-allan/

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/free-speech/2020/09/bill-of-rights-bill-of-goods/

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2020/09/first-they-came-for-victorians/

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2020/09/the-outlaw-of-spring-street/

  10. Mark M

    People who believe in failed doomsday global warming are stark raving mad.
    With those people running govenment it was never going to end well.

    If they lost their minds over a non-crisis like that, they would be incompetence on steroids when confronted with anything remotely serious.

  11. mem

    Use the stats from The Essential poll in future as these are far more accurate in measuring peoples views on politics. Only 47% rate the Victorian governments handling of virus good compared to NSW where the rating is 67% good, WA 84%. In fact Victorians rate the governments handling of the virus lower than any other state.
    https://essentialvision.com.au/category/essentialreport
    The 60% of Victorians figure has about the same legitimacy as the 97% of scientists agree with climate change figure .

  12. Riversutra

    A touch of reality… I live in Victoria- Lisa Nevilles seat- and I can confirm they are all OK with Dan. The general populace get their news from the 6pm News and that’s all Fear Porn and never a critical report on Dan until a fortnight ago when blind Freddy could see the hotel quarantine had a possible problem. The number of people with no skin in the game- Public servants, retired, those on Jobseeker getting more money than ever- think things are fine. Most people actually believe that we will go back to Normal , no problem, when the virus is “gone”/ a vaccine will save everything. Everything will be as it was. No one, and I mean no one outside small business owners( and they count for nothing in Vic) thinks about the economic damage. After all, the way the Govt throws around/wastes money, they must have a lot, right?

  13. Up The Workers!

    In ordinary times, a prosecution involving 782 cases of “Industrial Homicide”, would tend to focus the mind wonderfully – but in this case, we are dealing with Deadly Dan the Chi-Com Man, his Cabinet of Incompetents and his head-stomping Gestapo out to ignore all the criminal Leftards and bash, fine head-stomp and arrest the innocent – just like they famously did with Cardinal George Pell and just as they now propose to do with this new Labor(sic) Bill proposing that the innocent be arrested without having committed any crime, and the drug dealers, criminals, Leftard protesters, C.F.M.M.E..U. members, rich American film stars, and Musbyterian disease-spreaders, such as the Casey clusters, all go free.

    In any case, if and when the “Industrial Homicide” matter gets to Court (if it makes it that far under the current dictatorship), I trust that it will be tried by a competent, honest Judge and not one of the Party-appointed “little maaate” facilitators and back-slappers appointed by the A.L.P.

  14. Twostix

    Thanks a lot PM.

    The people of Victoria tried to vote him out.

  15. mem

    Riversutra
    #3601701, posted on September 30, 2020 at 6:36 am
    A touch of reality… I live in Victoria- Lisa Nevilles seat- and I can confirm they are all OK with Dan.

    This is not the reality in my area. Even the check out lady at the supermarket says she can’t wait to vote out the fools. I’m in a seat that swung to Labour at the last election and you can feel the anger everywhere.

  16. duncanm

    Here’s the fairly weak opposition from Liberty Victoria.

    They’re ‘very concerned’

    https://www.abc.net.au/radio/newsradio/victorian-premier-standing-firm-on-melbournes/12694374

  17. duncanm

    In any case, if and when the “Industrial Homicide” matter gets to Court (if it makes it that far under the current dictatorship), I trust that it will be tried by a competent, honest Judge and not one of the Party-appointed “little maaate” facilitators and back-slappers appointed by the A.L.P.

    if that doesn’t work, there’s the WA backstop of legislating their way out of liability

  18. Fair Shake

    Working from Home Day 132 yesterday (Melbourne). Not today though. I have been asked by employer to take annual leave. Am doing so but alas..at home…like my colleagues…cos illegal to go more than 5kms from home. I am grateful as am in a lot better position than many others. But really,… FFS, all this burning the village for the flu.
    Oh and how fkn condescending and appalling was Damndrews yesterday with that female reporter asking a valid and correct question. He is now officially become a grade A [email protected]….without all due respect.

  19. rickw

    It rhymes:

    Grab onto a potential threat and leverage it for more power.

    The best Medical Expert opinion says the threat is real and that something must be done.

    Media only produce material that supports the Politician and Medical Experts view.

    Police and Military happily follow any order, because they to are convinced the threat is real. They don’t hesitate to get their hands dirty as a result.

    The People either believe the propaganda and fully support The State, or are to scared to dissent because they entirety of The State is arrayed against them.

    https://i.imgur.com/YQD0NIz.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/yh1SwPs.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/KuUCaun.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/IDfBINj.jpg

  20. rickw

    It rhymes:

    Grab onto a potential threat and leverage it for more power.

    The best Medical Expert opinion says the threat is real and that something must be done.

    Media only produce material that supports the Politician and Medical Experts view.

    Police and Military happily follow any order, because they to are convinced the threat is real. They don’t hesitate to get their hands dirty as a result.

    The People either believe the propaganda and fully support The State, or are to scared to dissent because they entirety of The State is arrayed against them.

  21. min

    Dan is losing it , waiting for a narcissistic rage in full view not just at meetings with sycophants

  22. cuckoo

    Oh and how fkn condescending and appalling was Damndrews yesterday with that female reporter asking a valid and correct question.

    Daniel Andrews is unhinged and it shows in his snarky, dismissive replies to legitimate questions.

    Indeed. Watching him yesterday I began to think our only hope is that he finally has a full-scale Downfall-stye meltdown on camera. “Das war ein Befehl!!!

  23. mem

    min
    #3601754, posted on September 30, 2020 at 7:46 am
    Dan is losing it , waiting for a narcissistic rage in full view not just at meetings with sycophants

    Have you noticed at moments when under pressure Dan’s left arm gets a tick.He is having trouble sticking to script. He will have a blowout soon.

  24. mh

    Queenslanders have to look at Victoria this state election and realise only Labor can take you down this path of socialist lunacy.

    Palace-Chook is now itching to do a Dan Andrews. The new Qld government slogan is “Only one of us” – meaning one person does the wrong thing and we’ll close the whole shitshow down again.

    Queenslanders must not take that risk of economic destruction. They must vote LNP.

  25. mh

    Why aren’t those cops wearing masks?

  26. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    The inexcusable and disgusting totalitarian restrictions imposed on those unfortunates existing in Disasterstan were only over about one thing – humiliation of the populace.

    See Theodore Dalrymple’s quote about the true purpose of soviet propaganda.

  27. HT

    mem
    #3601764, posted on September 30, 2020 at 8:02 am
    min
    #3601754, posted on September 30, 2020 at 7:46 am
    Dan is losing it , waiting for a narcissistic rage in full view not just at meetings with sycophants

    Have you noticed at moments when under pressure Dan’s left arm gets a tick.He is having trouble sticking to script. He will have a blowout soon.

    Hopefully the blowout is the primary artery delivering blood to his reptilian brain. Live on TV, thanks…

  28. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    only ever about, FFS …

  29. HT

    mem

    Have you noticed at moments when under pressure Dan’s left arm gets a tick.He is having trouble sticking to script. He will have a blowout soon.

    And he cocks his back and licks his lips.

  30. yarpos

    We live regionally but went down to Covidville fo a medical appointment yesterday.

    To say the least it was depressing to see the place mostly shut. My wifes specialist, usually a bouncy go getter type was talking about elective surgery starting up and the backlog and how he eally didnt want to bother (happily my wife isnt in that list) I think he is happy to be the driver of events but daunted when he faces a wall of demand and seemingly endless work.

    On the way back we got checked at a “ring of steel!” checkpoint buy an army guy who looked like he really didnt want to be there. The ADF uniform gave it a nice “vere are your papers” vibe. In reality I said I took the Mrs for a medical appointment, he said good oh and waved us on.

    Felt good to get out of Dodge again

  31. Roger W

    Even Bolt makes the mistake of saying Victoria had seven deaths yesterday.
    No, Victoria has, on average, about 40,000 people die every year, about 110 a day.
    Not 7.
    Or has the Andrews government now managed to abolish all other deaths?

  32. sfw

    Many in Vic support him because they are terrified (literally) about the virus, they think it will kill them.My daughter is in year 12 she tells me at least half her classmates believe that the virus is so deadly it will kill them if they catch it, they really do. The same for millions of other Victorians. Our irresponsible state and federal governments along with their medical advisors and the media have greatly exaggerated the danger of death by virus and they really believe they have a good chance of death if they catch it.

    With a terrified population, you can get away with all these arbitrary rules and oppression. Until the media and hopefully the Libs and PM start explaining that this isn’t much worse than flu, just very contagious, nothing much will improve.

  33. TPL001

    I am NNW of the City of Melbourne. I would seriously have to go out of my way to find anyone with Covid-19. I would probably have to pay someone to give it to me. That is how ludicrous the continued restrictions are.

    Rachel Baxendale from The Australian (and one other, I believe) are pressing him in the daily conference. Dan does not need to go into a narcissistic rage; everyone can see the illogical and arbitrary nature of current policy, even those who support him.

    I am waiting for a confluence of events, from the various class actions to possible action by Work Safe, the outcome of the COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry (as if we do not know what that will show), the upcoming 13 October Omnibus vote in the Legislative Council, the purported opening up on 19 October and (hopefully) a Royal Commission by the federal government into quarantine. The state of the economy and society in Victoria will be the evidence on the ground to most that the cost for the lockdown and curfew has been great. I do not know, but would assume that even the inner Labor types are questioning the legitimacy of this. They are sinking that knife deeper and slowly cutting dragging the blade around their own electoral throat.

    Dan and Labor are trying it on to see how far they can extend their domain with the Victorian people. As for this being a trial run for Climate lock down, I do not think so. But think about what Dan and Labor are up against: he is trashing the state but butting up against all the institutions that he cannot control – the courts (and this will be ongoing); businesses and the opposition. More and more people who can think logically are realising the incongruous nature of current policy. But it will be the wasteland that he produces that will kill them.

  34. mh

    The circuit breaker for Victorians may be a heavy defeat for Labor in Qld on 31 October.

    This may force Vic Labor to rethink sticking with Disaster Dan.

  35. Ceres

    No one, and I mean no one outside small business owners( and they count for nothing in Vic) thinks about the economic damage

    Not in my circle. I’m in Victoria and the people I know detest him with venom. Those with no skin in the game and indifferent or ignorant, are his cheer squad. It’s become a chasm between Labor and Conservatives, dividing the State. An absolute disaster which most of us a year ago, would have scoffed and ridiculed. Still shaking my head each day.

  36. Annie

    @yarpos:

    We had to visit Covidville (nice moniker!) last Friday. There was not one sign of the ‘ring of steel’; you would expect to see some sign of it late on a Friday afternoon, certainly coming out of Healesville. What I did see was plenty of sleet lower down and thick snow higher up.

  37. Lee

    Many in Vic support him because they are terrified (literally) about the virus, they think it will kill them.

    Some of the commenters on the Bolt blog still believe that Dictator Dan has “saved us all from the virus.”
    So we should all get down on bended knee before the “Messiah” and praise him.

    My daughter is in year 12 she tells me at least half her classmates believe that the virus is so deadly it will kill them if they catch it, they really do.

    More fool her classmates and lacking in critical thinking skills.
    As far I know, only one person in Victoria under 40 has died of the virus. He was in his early 30s, was morbidly obese, a heavy drinker and smoker, and suffering from very serious health issues.

  38. Mustapha Bunn

    Reading comments on Sutton’s video this morning I would estimate that about 90% of comments were very hostile to Andrews.Anyone praising his “efforts” was quickly slapped down by others so where this 61% in favour of Liebore comes from I don’t know.

  39. cuckoo

    Andrews is now going to roll out mandatory testing for people, symptomatic or not, in “high risk” environments such as abattoirs and supermarkets. You knew this was coming, and it’s just the beginning. I can hear Julian Burnside now: “After all, this is no different to random breath testing”. A professor Tony Blakeley from Melbourne University says:
    If nothing else you want to keep your testing capacity high to not only maximise the chance of finding cases … but just to keep the machinery oiled and ticking over.

    Just keep testing, if only to keep your testing staff in practice. And to cover for Andrews.

  40. liliana

    cuckoo
    #3602252, posted on September 30, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    I don’t see what the problem is with mandatory testing in ‘high risk’ environments. The government knows who are the spreaders and if they concentrate on certain ‘groups’ everyone else can get on with their lives. The problem is they won’t because that would be seen as being ra cist. We have to be inclusive and enriched by diversity even if doing so destroys people’s lives and our economy. So we have this passive aggressive response of jailing everybody rather than addressing the behaviour of the ‘groups’ that are causing the grief.

  41. cuckoo

    I don’t see what the problem is with mandatory testing in ‘high risk’ environments.

    Neither do I, but I’d like to see actual data on the incidence of covid in supermarket workers before these get classified as “high risk”. Because it’s coming for the rest of us

  42. Had two friends husband and wife catch the virus both early 60s.Pretty sick with flu like symptoms for 2 weeks but stayed home.
    Talk to them and it was the worst thing ever.
    No perspective and these are medicos.

  43. egg_

    The YouTube still just needs a few tumbleweeds to complete the picture.

  44. I get around and have not met anyone who believes Dan id doing a good job. Who are these people? Where are these people?

  45. Professor Fred Lenin

    The photo of a deserted Flinders St Station reminded me that many years ago a film was shot in Melbourne ,On the Beach “I think it was called ,it was anout the nuclear end of theworld . They filmed the same area on a Sunday when the City was deserted as nothing was alowed to open on Sunday under the old Wowser rules ,it did look as though the end of the world had happened there . They were great days when the pubs shut at 6pm ,and drinkers lined up pots of beer when they knocked off at 5pm , try drinking 8 or more pots in an hour and a quarter , “The 6 o clock Swill It was called ,courtesyof a few wowsers . Therewas great celebration when 10pm closing came in .except for the old drunks who had to wait till 10am for the pubs to open instead of the previous 9am . Many suburbs had no licensed premises under a local law , it could be dry one side of a street and pubs and grog shops on the other a real dogs breakfast of laws .
    They were nearly as bad as the covid laws butnot quite as intrusive ,

  46. Crossie

    mh
    #3601776, posted on September 30, 2020 at 8:13 am
    Why aren’t those cops wearing masks?

    Because they know well that it’s not about the virus, it’s about power.

  47. PB

    “With a terrified population, you can get away with all these arbitrary rules and oppression. ”

    Its “War-on-Terror” stuff…..leveraging fear while the politics are conducive, aka not letting a good crisis go to waste.

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