The worst premier in Australian history

Daniel Andrews is good at wasting money on over-priced infrastructure projects. He had already bankrupted the State even before the Chinese Flu came along. But here is the psychology of what then occurred. Although he is quite stupid, he thinks of himself as a genius. And what he has found out is that his stupidity is now recognised by all, other than the dwindling number of our fellow citizens caught up in the toxic virus of the Melbourne Syndrome. And along with his low grade intelligence, he has a ridiculously high level of self-regard. As a result, the incessant level of bungling has led to his refusing to admit that even a single one of his decisions has been at the centre of the problems in dealing with Covid. Look at this from The Oz today:

Josh Frydenberg, the nation’s most senior Victorian federal minister, has pleaded with Daniel ­Andrews to free Victorians from “devastating’’ coronavirus restrictions, warning that businesses are losing hope and the state now has 40 per cent of the nation’s effective unemployed.

The Treasurer sparked a bitter political row with the Victorian Premier on Monday when he ­accused Mr Andrews of “callous indifference” towards economic hardship in the state after restrictions on many businesses were ­extended for two weeks.

A dismissive Mr Andrews hit back, accusing Mr Frydenberg of playing politics when Victorians wanted their families kept safe so the state could reopen safely.

More psychology here, this time a bit of projection when he accuses The Treasurer of “playing politics”.

Face it, he’s a political moron and even worse economic manager. But he has had some psychological wire tripped and he is now going to show us how it is done properly.

He was elected because he promised to get rid of rail crossings and even he found it too expensive and hasn’t done it. Now he is in charge of dealing with the Covid where we once again discover how massively out of his depth he is.

And there is this which has just cropped up. I wonder who Mr Stupid will blame: Hotel quarantine guests at risk of HIV and other viruses after testing blunder.

More than 200 people who were in Victoria’s hotel quarantine program are being urged to get tested for HIV and other viruses after a testing mix-up.
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State health authorities have announced that 243 people are being advised to undergo testing for Hepatitis B and C and HIV after it was revealed that single-use blood glucose testing kits were used multiple times.

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Dan really has to go. Worst Premier in Australian history.

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41 Responses to The worst premier in Australian history

  1. FelixKruell

    He had already bankrupted the State even before the Chinese Flu came along. But here is the psychology of what then occurred. Although he is quite stupid, he thinks of himself as a genius. And what he has found out is that his stupidity is now recognised by all, other than the dwindling number of our fellow citizens caught up in the toxic virus of the Melbourne Syndrome.

    Wasn’t sure who you were talking about there for a moment…then I saw “Melbourne”

    Face it, he’s a political moron and even worse economic manager. But he has had some psychological wire tripped and he is now going to show us how it is done properly.

    Nonsense. He’s a political genius. The way he’s played these press conferences, and maintained the istandwithdan cult, despite his gross incompetence, is something to behold.

    He was elected because he promised to get rid of rail crossings and even he found it too expensive and hasn’t done it.

    Actually that’s one of the things he actually delivered. Better to focus on the lies around the east west link termination.

  2. Lee

    The ABC’s residential “medical expert,” Norman Swan, says that “I am not aware of any place in the world that has done a second wave as well as Victoria.”

    Yes, Andrews should be congratulated for managing to do what no other leader has done in Australia; chalking up over a hundred deaths, due to the virus – in fact more than 800.
    And locking the state down for much longer than anywhere else in Australia.
    If that is success, I’d hate to see what failure is.

  3. H B Bear

    Lee – you f*cking idiot. It’s not a second wave. Chairman Dan blew the first wave. I guess quoting Norman Swan we couldn’t expect you to know that. Moron.

  4. The not very bright Marcus

    Felix is right ,,, Dan is a brilliant politician but is also an idiot which I gess is what we get when politics becomes a profession.

  5. Lee

    Lee – you f*cking idiot. It’s not a second wave. Chairman Dan blew the first wave. I guess quoting Norman Swan we couldn’t expect you to know that. Moron.

    I don’t have to put with foul abuse like calling me a “f*cking idiot” or “moron”; I am quoting what Norman Swan says to highlight out what an idiot and Labor/Green ideologue he is.
    Hence, my words: Norman Swan, says; then the quote from him in quotation marks. The “second wave” are Swan’s words, not mine.
    It should be perfectly clear that I think Andrews has handled the whole business disastrously bad, and any other leader in Australia would have resigned in shame long before now..

  6. Patty Duke

    Actually that’s one of the things he actually delivered. Better to focus on the lies around the east west link termination.

    The East west Link cancellation should have been an early warning to all Victorians about the tactics and arrogance of our great leader.
    Things have gone from bad to worse to diabolical since then.

  7. Gerry

    Slightly OT, but yesty we had the new health minister, Foley, being ‘interviewed’ on Neil mitchell radio show. Foley asked Mitchell at one point what is an acceptable number of deaths, which is straight from the Dan Playbook. Mitchell struggled.
    The short answer is to answer with a question, viz, ‘how many road deaths is accepteble? Of course the Minister would say none which invites the obvious response ‘So why don’t you ban cars or reduce the speed limits to 10kph?’
    At that point an intelligent discussions about trade offs may ensue. An even better question may be why not ban ciggies? Then we have a straight out moral v (net) revenue argument.

  8. billie

    He was elected because he promised to get rid of rail crossings and even he found it too expensive and hasn’t done it.

    he did that and is still doing it, it’s getting rid of road problems that should have been fixed decades ago

    I moved from Sydney years ago and could not believe how backward the infrastructure was here, there were still men, opening and closing road/rail crossings on seriously busy roads

    I’m not a fan of Dan, but he has done stuff that the Liberals never even dreamed of and that will get him re-elected regardless of this fiasco. people here love him and you have to be careful what you say because people defend him ferociously

    you can poke a stick at how he has handled this crisis, but you can’t touch his record of getting stuff done except the east/west link thing, but whatever it’s only taxpayer’s money after all

    bankrupted the state? no one here has a problem with fixing the infrastructre, building roads and bridges and public transport that was so out of date it was 3rd world stuff

    clearly you don’t live here Steve and to be honest you don’t know what you’re talking about when it comes to how it is is down here. you might have an opinion of how poor it looks from a distance, but come talk to people whose lives have improved from better infrastructure and see how you go

  9. What beggars belief is that he remains popular. Perhaps it’s because he is great with the spin.

  10. Derp

    The East west Link cancellation should have been an early warning to all Victorians about the tactics and arrogance of our great leader.

    And the forced annexation of the volunteer rural fire brigades, and the red shirts contempt, and the…

  11. John Bayley

    …you don’t know what you’re talking about when it comes to how it is is down here. you might have an opinion of how poor it looks from a distance, but come talk to people whose lives have improved from better infrastructure and see how you go

    Well ‘billie’ I’m a Queenslander, so I am certainly observing ‘from a distance’, but even I can see that building ‘lots of infrastructure’ with a 40% CMMEU mark-up and driving the state debt up to blue yonder may be somewhat problematic further down the track.

    Same goes for Qld, of course.

  12. cuckoo

    On his high horse yesterday, abusing Frydenberg, Andrews said darkly he could have played politics with Canberra if he’d wanted to, over last summer’s bushfires. I wonder what he meant by that?

  13. min

    In fact Baillieu tried to get the rail crossings started however Labor voted against it . Not only have the rail crossings but also the tunnel that has gone over budget but remember he wasn’t too bothered since had signed up with Belt and Road .

  14. Ozman

    All this pain in Victoria for a virus that does not exist.
    How could it?
    The virus has never been isolated–let alone purified, characterized and proven in a double-blind study.
    Therefore the virus does not exist as a unique pathogen.
    Even the CDC admits the virus is not currently available.

    On the CDC website, highlighted in red as “For Emergency Use Only”, presumably to discourage people from looking further, is a paper entitled:
    CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
    Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel
    “For Emergency Use Only”

    The analytical sensitivity of the rRT-PCR assays contained in the CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-
    nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel were determined in Limit of Detection studies. Since no quantified virus isolates of the 2019-nCoV are currently available, assays designed for detection of the2019-nCoV RNA were tested with characterized stocks of in vitro transcribed full length RNA (N gene;GenBank accession: MN908947.2) of known titer (RNA copies/µL) spiked into a diluent consisting of a suspension of human A549 cells and viral transport medium (VTM) to mimic clinical specimen. –https://www.fda.gov/media/134922/download, p39.

    The argument for not isolating viruses is that it takes too much time.
    What this means is “forget being scientific” and go with “it has been settled” in the boardroom.

  15. pbw

    Ozman,
    This is fascinating. I wonder, though, how many viruses, commonly spoken of, have been isolated, purified, characterised and prove? SARS? (The original and best.) MERS? H1N1 Swine Flu?

  16. John A

    billie #3625718, posted on October 20, 2020, at 11:40 am

    He was elected because he promised to get rid of rail crossings and even he found it too expensive and hasn’t done it.

    he did that and is still doing it, it’s getting rid of road problems that should have been fixed decades ago

    I moved from Sydney years ago and could not believe how backward the infrastructure was here, there were still men, opening and closing road/rail crossings on seriously busy roads

    That’s a heritage listed installation and a rarity. Better to focus on the big messes: East-West Link cancellation, the stalled Westgate Tunnel, the failure of the Standard Gauge rail conversions, the disastrous downgrade of the Bendigo line to a single track, removal of the electric overhead on the line from Pakenham to Warragul, and lots of projects simply not started. Not to mention the worst anti-life laws in the nation (Abortion Reform Act 2008, Assisted Dying euthanasia laws, Safe Schools, etc pandering to wokeness all over).

  17. Maman

    The Victorian Premier seems to me to have a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde personality.
    The bulk of his performance in the “theatre” of his daily briefings is one of surly and disdainful forbearance demonstrated by his choice of language and the physicality of both his bodily and facial movements; the curl of his lip, the shrug of his left shoulder, the dismissive sweep of his hand; the sneer in his voice when he speaks about “profit”, “private”, “metro”.
    And then, towards the end of the briefing a reporter may ask something “personal” about the Premier. Today it concerned what he would be doing on the day of the AFL Grand Final, this grown man dropped/switched to something soft, gooey and coy. Quite weird in the context of what had gone before.
    Having to run with these two opposing personalities cannot be good for his health.

  18. Maman

    While this thread is about “The Worst Premier in Australian History” I’m putting on my Cranky Granny hat and suggesting that perhaps Daniel Andrews should not be bringing his family (particularly his kids) into the public sphere when Victorians have suffered so much through this pandemic because of the incompetence of his government.
    It is a cheap move and it associates the kids directly with his decisions. Did they get any say in being used like this? Politics is so much theatre but I believe kids should not be on the public stage for this horrendous deadly disaster.

  19. Rohan

    OUTRAGED
    #3625723, posted on October 20, 2020 at 11:42 am
    What beggars belief is that he remains popular.

    Trust me, he aint. He is openly despised by most of the population. An anecdotal case in point. I went into an Aldi a few weeks back. I was about 2-3 back in line at the register and the bloke getting served started swearing off loudly to the check out bloke about Andrews. Then everyone arked up. Mask mufled anger, anguish and frustration spread up and down the queues of the open registers like a bushfire. The woman in front of me had her arms flailing in the air as she spoke. It’s a sight I’ll never forget. I was trying to subdue my laughing at the absurdity of it so they didnt get the wrong idea. No one talks politics at a register at a supermarket.

    No one.

    But at that moement there were 20 odd people getting worked up, about a criminally incompetent politician, who’s made their life hell for 17 straight weeks.

  20. candy

    It’s very hard to see him and/or Labor with a new leader being re-elected. I guess Victorians are just waiting it out for the time to vote him out.
    The Liberals have a big chance to set up a good opposition and alternative government from now on in.

  21. Rob MW

    State health authorities have announced that 243 people are being advised to undergo testing for Hepatitis B and C and HIV after it was revealed that single-use blood glucose testing kits were used multiple times.

    That’ll be a huge task for the contact tracers in Vic, lots of overtime. May I suggest that Andrews sets up road blocks in every city, town and village and drag everyone out of their cars, bash em’ a few times to get the answers they want and then wish them a good day.

  22. billie

    John A, I dont think that’s the case with the rail crossing as it is fully automated now, it still stops traffic though. I suspect it’s more about unions and such, which is a bigger deal down here than it is in other states.

    all those things you listed .. really, no big deal to be honest

    if there were actual consequences, maybe there would be backlash, but the odd thing is, there is no backlash, there are no consequences to this government’s failure of which there are many

    everyone said Tasmania getting rid of industry would be the death of it, but it’s not is it?

    like South Australia going green, there are issues, but nothing insurmountable since they just throw money at the problems as they come up and the propaganda goes on

    doomsaying about victoria is popular and I do it myself, but nothing adverse happens, it’s like a tide of stupid and incompetence that is coming in and doesn’t go out. the level just gets higher. the swamp down here is horrific and all the councils going green and there’s no clear way to stem the flow of this since money continues to come in and go out

    is there a solution?

    is there a mob who could do better? there’s no one in sight down here who could give it a go and they would need a generation to get rid of all the swampy creatures and infected institutions

  23. Ironbark

    Who administered the tests?

    Who signed off on the testing?

    What the actual F#$k is going on in this State?

  24. From Michael Smith News
    mem said..

    At the back of my mind I have had this feeling that I have known Daniel Andrews or someone very like him. And today it hit me, he is a modern day Uriah Heep, the evil, power seeking, devious yet ever so ‘umble protagonist in Charles Dickens book “David Copperfield”. He stoops to all sorts of tricks to manipulate those around him, obsequious, conniving and always on the take. I think of Andrews turning up to testify at the Inquiry with a bible in his hand and that is exactly what Uriah Heep would have done.Then the ever so ‘umble demeanor and interaction with the Judge.
    Josh would do well to read up on the David Copperfield novel noting how Uriah Heep meets his downfall.

  25. Bruce

    When I was a teenager, my father passed on a nicely back-handed piece of folk wisdom:

    “Never ascribe to malice, that which is plain old incompetence”.

    Caveat:

    In some cases, being “charitable” is a very bad mistake.

    After decades of “galloping credentialism”, what are we to make of people with fancy titles, walls covered with diplomas, degrees, and sundry other “certificates” but who are outright oxygen thieves?

  26. Tel

    Never ascribe to malice, that which is plain old incompetence.

    There’s a companion saying which goes a bit like this, “If it was all random stupidity, then every now and then it would fall in our favour.”

    Something to think about.

  27. Bruce

    @Maman:

    Regarding “dragging Andrews the kids on stage:

    Think: “Human shields”; VERY Saddam Hussein”.

    I have a low and plummeting estimation od Australian churnalists, but what brave soul would publicly punch Dan a new one in front of his family?

    THAT is the level of politics being played here.

  28. Megan

    Yes, billie, millions spent on building a monstrosity of a new station and visually intrusive ugly railway bridge in my neighbourhood to remove a much hated railway crossing and right hand turn that made peak hour travel an utter nightmare.

    We’ve had barely enough time to enjoy our increased traffic flow, they’ve just this week declared a 500 metre stretch on either side of the railway line a 40km per hour zone from 7am to 7pm.

    Pure genius, right?

  29. Megan

    And it’s always good to remember, when wondering why things are still staggering along under ridiculous levels of debt, that the consequences of poor leadership come slowly at first, then all at once comes total collapse.

    See Alistair Mant on Intelligent Leadership for a better explanation than I can manage in one paragraph.

  30. maman

    Bruce @ 2:07pm
    Hmm, yes “human shields” maybe.
    But more, I was thinking of the Andrews kids growing up having been directly associated with this tragedy. If Andrews had kept his kids life private then perhaps they would have been sheltered from the opprobrium that is to follow. I really feel for those kids, knowing that your dad has been responsible for such tragedy and devastation, how do they reconcile that with the person they know and love? “It’s just politics”??

  31. Makka

    billie,
    You sound very much like a Govt parasite.
    “you can poke a stick at how he has handled this crisis,”

    Dan Andrews has destroyed small business in Victoria. He has ruined the states finances. Victoria will be a mendicant state for a decade and more, thanks to Dan Andrews. The 2nd wave was all Govt made, Dan’s doing. The lockdown has caused immeasurable harm and you think all I’ve stated is poking sticks? Infrastrucure is no use to the thousands of lives destroyed and the hundreds dead from this mentally retarded Union clown. You’re a fkwit billie. Bugger off.

  32. billie

    makka

    I’m saying, there’s no consequences to the actions of this government, or its leader, is there?

    ranting, raving and insulting anyone who disagrees with you, is pointless but I guess it’s the little things isn’t it?

    go have a lie down, this is clearly upsetting you

  33. Shy Ted

    Daniel Andrews is good at wasting money on over-priced infrastructure projects.
    Daniel Andrews is good at enriching unions and mates on over-priced infrastructure projects. FIFY

  34. covid ate my homework

    Dickears is clearly a graduate of the John Cain school of fuckery and still trying to catch up to his mentor. How about the destruction of the State Bank of Victoria, Pyramid, Tri-Continental, VEDC etc, etc and then dump the lot on Miss Piggy? Oh how time erodes our ire.

    Talking about rail crossings… that was part of Cain’s policy way back when but his hatchet man Bachelor refused to spend $20m on a hole in the ground in my area at the time. Fast forward to 0.60b in 2016.

    Banging on your bongo’s like a chimpanzee, money for nothing and your chicks for free.

  35. Squirrel

    Andrews is a particularly artful bull-artist – the type who looks good when times are good and governing is relatively easy, because most of the punters are doing OK.

    Along with a bureaucracy which is much too used to dancing to the tune of one side of politics, he is a product and a symptom of Labor governing for 30 of the last 40 years in Victoria.

  36. egg_

    He had already bankrupted the State even before the Chinese Flu came along. But here is the psychology of what then occurred. Although he is quite stupid, he thinks of himself as a genius. And what he has found out is that his stupidity is now recognised by all, other than the dwindling number of our fellow citizens caught up in the toxic virus of the Melbourne Syndrome.

    Wasn’t sure who you were talking about there for a moment…then I saw “Melbourne”

    Amen.

    Scummo is just Andrews Lite.

  37. egg_

    yesty we had the new health minister, Foley, being ‘interviewed’ on Neil mitchell radio show. Foley asked Mitchell at one point what is an acceptable number of deaths,

    That was up to the National Cabinet to decide.

    What was their decision?

  38. egg_

    Daniel Andrews is good at enriching unions and mates on over-priced infrastructure projects.

    Obviously how he stays in power – too bad about the Quarantine fiasco.

  39. Ozman

    pbw
    #3625778, posted on October 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Ozman,
    This is fascinating. I wonder, though, how many viruses, commonly spoken of, have been isolated, purified, characterised and prove? SARS? (The original and best.) MERS? H1N1 Swine Flu?

    Fascinating indeed, pbw.
    The same question marks are over the other viruses, too.
    Koch Postulates are the gold standard. These are used for other pathogens, just not viruses, even though sometimes falsely asserted to have been complied with and fulfilled.

    Study published at CDC.
    Isolation of MERS Coronavirus from Dromedary Camel, Qatar, 2014

    However, whether exposure of humans to camels directly can lead to human infection cannot be concluded from our data.

    Emerging Infectious Diseases • http://www.cdc.gov/eid • Vol. 20, No. 8, August 2014 p1341

    Isolation in this study, as in other studies of a virus, is best understood as identification. Viruses are not truly isolated from surrounding culture tissue and purified because, as Stefan Lanka (20yrs virologist) has proven in a court of law when two independent studies were unable to demonstrate claims that they were isolated and purified. Viruses are compromised as soon as they are separated from their environment within the body. Human viruses are part of the viriome of every person’s metabolism and play an important function in cleaning up toxins and expelling them out of the body.

    SARS was claimed to be isolated and transferred to Macaques.

    Koch’s postulates modified for viruses by Rivers:
    1. Isolation from diseased hosts
    2. Cultivation in host cells
    3. Proof of filterability
    4. No production of comparable disease in related species
    Failed to meet Koch’s postulates.

    https://ec.europa.eu/research/biotechnology/eu-us-task-force/pdf/workshop04/prof_albert_osterhaus_en.pdf

    Tom Cowan MD quotes an interesting study determined to gauge the contagiousness of the Spanish Flu.
    Healthy volunteers without the flu had infected individuals:
    coughing into their face,
    breathing into their open mouths and
    infected snot placed into their noses.
    You may like to begin listening here. Very illuminating.

    Various bacteria, fungi, microbes and toxins are proven external pathogens.
    Viruses?
    Much evidence that they are exosomes or phages. Claims of trillions of viruses exist within our bodies.

  40. egg_

    yesty we had the new health minister, Foley, being ‘interviewed’ on Neil mitchell radio show. Foley asked Mitchell at one point what is an acceptable number of deaths,

    https://www.pm.gov.au/media/update-coronavirus-measures-08may20

    Re-opening a COVID-safe Australia and economy

    The National Cabinet met today to finalise the three-step plan to gradually remove baseline restrictions and make Australia COVID-safe.

    Australia has so far been highly successful in ‘flattening the curve’. The number of new COVID-19 cases in Australia each day is very low. We can now begin to take careful steps to ease some of the restrictions that have helped us suppress the spread of this virus.

  41. Professor Fred Lenin

    Gee , these politicians are so clever ,they can eliminate a virus and change the climate ,how about stopping the tide from rising and stopping illegal migrants from entering and taxing drugs of addiction ?
    They should be easy afterball the wonderfull things they have achieved .

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