News Corp’s T&A

Annastacia Palaszczuk announces zero cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row.

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87 Responses to News Corp’s T&A

  1. rickw

    A whole bunch of incredibly stupid politicians are desperately seeking entirely fabricated Churchill Moments.

    This is all about their egos now.

  2. mh

    There were also zero cases of asteroid strike in Qld yesterday.

    Compulsory mask wearing prevents asteroid strike.

  3. H B Bear

    Pony Girl has saved us. And Sneakers. Mutant strain …boo!

  4. Wallace

    If it wasn’t so stupid it would be funny.
    puerile
    egotistic
    cruel
    political
    bogan
    It is not funny.

  5. All bull shit lots with out masks about are people waking up to this lie 5 to six mon mask on 5 past off that should fix it

  6. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    There’s the circus where’s the Bread?

  7. yarpos

    “All eyes on Queensland…..” seriously? they have never really shaken off that chip on shoulder/inferiority complex thing have they? Over compensating all the way, Queenslanders!!!!

  8. Rex Anger

    Having been thoroughly distracted by the headlines at tbe very top of the masthead (‘Specially the ‘most powerful WAG you’ve never beard of’), the following springs to mind…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hqm-x0JDJs

  9. Yosefu

    Reporting Live from Brisbane

    Can confirm that I have not seen anyone with a cold this weekend.

    All thanks to our Dear Leader!

  10. Lee

    “Battleground Brisbane”?!
    Journalistic hyperbole on steroids over a fake news story.
    Never fear, Saint Palachook is here to save us all! (At least Queenslanders!)

  11. Epicurious

    New strain? They haven’t found the first one!

  12. Epicurious

    Stop Press: Queensland ‘led’ by HeadlessChook

  13. Tom

    It’s appropriate that Queensland’s LNP-nominated de facto deputy prime minister, Anastasia Palacechook, has been allocated the role of the daily feeding of the media chooks, a la Jo Bjelke-Petersen, though in fairness EVERY capital city Australian daily newspaper has now deferred to unelected health bureaucrats to decide what is on their front pages — every day.

    There is no other story in town than this year’s seasonal influenza, but, unlike in previous years, politicians have figured out they can use media hysteria about the flu to promote themselves as Strong Leaders who will settle for nothing less than its eradication.

    Australian journalism has never been so bone lazy with such dreadful and expensive consequences for our freedom, way of life and government debt. The news media is the enemy of the people.

  14. Yosefu

    Perhaps I don’t want to know but can someone explain “pony girl”?

  15. calli

    “All eyes on Queensland…..”

    Yes. Yes they are. And, like a certain horror movie, we just can’t look away. 🤣

    Beautiful one day, perfect the next. Just the place for a holiday.

  16. incoherent rambler

    New strain? They haven’t found the first one!

    It was a typo.

    A new stain.

  17. Bruce of Newcastle

    Queensland seems to be infected with hot babes.
    No wonder they don’t want to allow anyone else in.

  18. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “T&A”

    I for one welcome this belated return to normal tabloid publication mores.

  19. Lee

    Breaking news:
    “World War III Has Not Commenced.”

  20. Exit Stage Right

    Anastasia and Jeanette (the Ghost who Talks) are putting in a late bid for Australia (Invasion) Day awards for saving the World from this new UK strain virus that arrived just in time as the old strain had just about warn out its welcome.
    We can look forward to a new strain every few months which is always going to be more contagious than the last one.
    Those clever Chinee people have got us by the short and curlies.
    We’re all gonna die.
    Welcome to the new normal.

  21. Joanna Smythe

    These State Premiers, all lefties, think that Donald Trump is about to disappear. Can you imagine the power they think they will now have especially as the media and judiciary will be off the leash completely.

  22. Entropy

    Pony girl: Ms Palaszczuk has the safest ALP (Inala) seat in Qld and it was occupied by her father until he retired. Nobody else competed at the subsequent preselection, so Annastacia was just given the seat. Some unkind person wondered if she was given a pony as well.

  23. covid ate my homework

    These State Premiers, all lefties, think that Donald Trump is about to disappear. Can you imagine the power they think they will now have especially as the media and judiciary will be off the leash completely.

    There’s still 11 days to go. I’ll contemplate you question on the 21st local.

  24. Entropy

    Anyway, I am trying to get my head around being fined if I choose not to wear a mask while driving alone in a car, and why I need to wear a mask mowing the lawn or wandering down to the letterbox to pick up the Mail.

  25. Entropy

    Also it’s a fabulous front page.

  26. Lee

    I am not a Queenslander, but damned if I wear a mask in my car, or anywhere on my own property.
    (I live alone, BTW.)

  27. Roger

    Anyway, I am trying to get my head around being fined if I choose not to wear a mask while driving alone in a car, and why I need to wear a mask mowing the lawn or wandering down to the letterbox to pick up the Mail.

    To date, Qld police have not been fining mask-less greater Brisbanites.

    Instead they’ve handed out 7000 masks free.

  28. Nick

    It is actually no new cases for the THIRD day in a row.

    Case 1 on Thursday. No cases on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  29. You Lot

    The level of compliance in Brisbane is insane. I have not seen a single person not wearing a mask. Even in cars. Even paddle boarding 100m out to sea.

  30. Damon

    If it is an offence not to wear a mask alone in my car, is it also an offence not to wear one alone in my house?

  31. Roger

    If it is an offence not to wear a mask alone in my car, is it also an offence not to wear one alone in my house?

    No.

    And the car rule is absurd.

  32. Speedbox

    Not only do you have to wear a mask even if driving alone in your car, you must wear one at all times if outside your private property. Even when exercising such as running.

    Technically, when you put your rubbish bins out, you are required to wear a mask from the front gate to the kerb and return. There are a few exceptions but virtually everyone over the age of 11 is required to wear a mask at all times outside their own property.

  33. Roger

    And the car rule is absurd.

    What/where is the expert science behind it, Dr. Young?

  34. Joanna Smythe

    Not long to go now til the WA State election. McGowan is expected to win in a landslide. I suspect by 1st April he will be able to release a full term power trip and we may be in for a rough ride.

  35. BrettW

    Just went for small drive to local Woolworths in Brisbane.

    Totally ridiculous to have to wear mask in my car and it is rules like this that get the public questioning all rules. 100% mask wearing from what I could see.

    No problem on milk and bread etc but supermarket less than 50% usual numbers.

  36. Ubique

    Not only do you have to wear a mask even if driving alone in your car, you must wear one at all times if outside your private property. Even when exercising such as running.

    Or parachuting, swimming, snorkelling or scuba diving. Making out at the drive-in is problematic, but rules are rules.

  37. Snoopy

    Roger
    #3718778, posted on January 10, 2021 at 5:42 pm
    And the car rule is absurd.

    What/where is the expert science behind it, Dr. Young?

    It’s simpler. For the police. Nothing to do with science.

  38. Bear Necessities

    Margot needs to eat a few more cheeseburgers to get some more curves.

    Just my preference.

  39. Watch Your Back

    I remember the first time I entered Queensland from NSW, driving up from the Tweed area. My first greeting was a bully cop hiding behind a bridge with a speed gun. Welcome to the Bully State.

    I’m stuck in Brisbane now, hopefully not for long. My view is that the government and the police like throwing their weight around. People are fined every day for minor parking offences, speed traps and jay walking. There’s something badly wrong.

    I went out Friday morning for some groceries. I was surprised to find Woolworths packed at 09:30, people grabbing lavatory rolls and burgers. I popped into the pharmacy. The wee lassie told me they’d run out of masks! In an hour or so.

    The problem is Queenslanders seem to love being told what they can and cannot do. Even better if those doing the yelling are old trouts and slappers. Someone posted on LinkedIn explaining that women are better than men at Everything You Can Possibly Imagine, especially lockdowns. They showed pictures of some lassies in New Zealand, Finland and Denmark, plus a battle axe in Norway. That’s funny I said, where’s the PM of Belgium, Nicola Sturgeon and Frau Mutti?

    We’re all doomed.

  40. northshore redneck

    seen on twatter:

    Wearing a mask in a car when driving alone is about as stupid as a single man wearing a condom to bed each night just in case

  41. Roger

    It’s simpler. For the police. Nothing to do with science.

    It’s been reported that the police are not issuing fines to non-mask wearers.

    If so, it’s to their credit.

  42. Yosefu

    Ms Palaszczuk has the safest ALP (Inala) seat in Qld and it was occupied by her father until he retired.

    Thanks! I moved here a few years ago so I’m still learning the politics. Inala is feral.

    My view is that the government and the police like throwing their weight around. People are fined every day for minor parking offences, speed traps and jay walking. There’s something badly wrong.

    And when you try to report stuff police should be dealing with, you go through quite an ordeal. I made a report about squatters on an abandoned property near where I work. They were drug addicts so if left, there will be junk food trash, excrement and needles left about. I rang the local station but was routed to a general one. It took almost twenty minutes to make the report and the lass on the other end sounded like she couldn’t be stuffed.

    Another time I observed three cop vehicles and six police coming to arrest one small hobo.

    But if you’re a tax-paying, law-abiding citizen and you don’t wear a mask or do 70 in a 60 zone with poorly marked signs, then you’ll cop it for sure. Now the same is so for anyone not wearing a mask to protect them from germs while in open sunlight.

    At one level it is just laziness. It is much easier to hand out fines to people who can afford it and have more to lose by causing trouble. On another level it is just the poor managerial way police are run now. They’re not active in prime prevention on being seen on the street, they just came to clean up the muck once you get through their hotline.

  43. Dot

    It is laziness and cowardice.

    Easier to harass mostly law abiding citizens to to try Johnny Scumbag for a laundry list of serious indictable offences.

    In Queensland, they’d probably betray their business partners if they did that.

  44. miltonf

    It’s nothing to do with public health. The political class are pushing boundaries to see how much they can get away with. It’s caprice which keeps citizens on edge, not knowing if they will be in trouble or not for carrying out everyday activities.

  45. Roger

    Inala is feral.

    Which is why Palaszczuk doesn’t live there.

    Nor did her father.

  46. Scott Osmond

    The mum and I were out for our usual Friday shopping trip. Seems that everyone and their dog was out stocking up. For the first time we had to line up at the fruit shop and Coles was about an hour getting through the checkout. No one we spoke to had any faith that it would only take 2/3 days or that the government had a clue what it was doing. Compliance has a lot less to do than we’re afraid of the virus and a lot more to do with the fact that fines and harassment aren’t worth it. Yes, I know that this is how every freedom is lost since ever.

  47. Colonel Crispin Berka

    Entropy #3718710, posted on January 10, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Also it’s a fabulous front page.

    [2024-01-28] Problematic expressions of heterosexuality detected in this comment from 3 years ago, subtracting 25 social credit score points. Behave better in the past, comrade.

  48. Squirrel

    Echoes of “Channel Fog – Continent Isolated”

  49. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    OK. Enough. We either start slaughtering these vile totalitarian quislings en masse, or this (and much, much worse) will be our lot until we expire.

    Happy to endure that, are we?

    Happy to bequeath that sort of non-existence to our kiddies and grand kiddies, are we?

    St Ruth, for all his faults (and yes, they are many) was correct about “The Great Cleansing”*.

    Which needs to happen and soon.

    *AKA “HoP Time”.

  50. Yosefu

    I just went for a quick jog and nobody said anything. There were a few around my neighborhood in their yards not wearing one.

    We either start slaughtering these vile totalitarian quislings en masse, or this (and much, much worse) will be our lot until we expire.

    Feel ya but such action must be en masse as was attempted in Melbourne. The problem is everybody is so complacent and ready to obey Big Chook and Big Ears. Isolated acts just get stamped on.

    At least in small ways people need to flout and mock the rules. Not take it seriously. Make snide comments at cops on street corners and such. Stuff like that slowly works its way in to the crowd. I imagine chook won’t lift all restrictions on Monday even if all goes well.

  51. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The problem is Queenslanders seem to love being told what they can and cannot do.

    The problem the vast majority of people have a comfortable life, if people were on the breadline wondering where their next meal was coming from they might be more inclined to object since they have nothing to lose. Socialism in the US has always crashed and burnt on the shores of apple pie and roast beef. Hence the only avenue left is for them to cheat their way into power.

    Why couldn’t they wait another 4 years till trump finished his second term? Pandemic is gift from communists to communists, it is the perfect pretext for mass usurpation of our rights and freedoms, it will be over in 4 years. Hence the Great Reset must happen now.

  52. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From You Lot at 5:17 pm:

    “The level of compliance in Brisbane is insane. I have not seen a single person not wearing a mask. Even in cars. Even paddle boarding 100m out to sea.”

    If the government is empowered to fine you for not doing something and it has reminded you of that publicly and it has demonstrated for a year it’s preparedness to use the power why would you not do it?

    Whether they like the regulation or not people would need to be well heeled to not comply. What does it cost – a thousand dollars or more?

    If finees demur I’m fairly sure the magistrates will be quite disinterested in earnest debate about the Australian Constitution and its First Amendment, the Fifth Amendment and John Howard’s misuse of the one about bearing arms; or table thumping assertion about the pre-eminence of opinion about health measures published, in UPPER CASE, on a dinky little economics chat site … founded during a night on the bundy rum with toothless Tom from up the road.

    I read here recently that the SA Government is pursuing fine defaulters through its established recovery processes. I should think they will all follow suit, they need the money.

  53. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Yosefu

    You’re not getting it.

    I thought we were over the worst of this imbecility (at least in NSW) back around May, which was when I started going back to the office 3-4 days a week.

    Now (i.e. Jan 2021) we’re blessed with a partial face nappie mandate (which I refuse to observe) that’s likely to be indefinite.

    No stupid stinking braindead corrupt quisling in the pay of the CCP has any authority to make me supplicate myself in that manner. Those that attempt to, deserve to die horrible, lengthy and extremely violent deaths.

    This staggeringly stupid, stupid country I now exist in is not the semi sensible quasi-socialist shithole I grew up in.

  54. stackja

    CCP Wuhan virus destroying business. As planned. MPs and bureaucrats don’t need to worry.

  55. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Margo Robbie, blah, blah, blah …

    What they’ve done to her in that photo is unforgivable. One of the few blondes on the planet in human history that’s (possibly) worth giving a second look.

  56. Siltstone

    Theordore Dalrymple:
    “Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

    The purpose of idiotic rules like having to wear a face mask alone in a car is the same.

  57. entropy

    Colonel Crispin Berka
    #3718888, posted on January 10, 2021 at 6:39 pm
    Entropy #3718710, posted on January 10, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Also it’s a fabulous front page.

    [2024-01-28] Problematic expressions of heterosexuality detected in this comment from 3 years ago, subtracting 25 social credit score points. Behave better in the past, comrade

    Colonel, I am a neiddke shed white male and therefore automatically start out at -5000 on the social credit score, with an extra -5000 because I don’t care.

  58. entropy

    Whaaat?
    Colonel, I am a middle aged white male and therefore automatically start out at -5000 on the social credit score, with an extra -5000 because I don’t care.

  59. Roger

    The purpose of idiotic rules like having to wear a face mask alone in a car is the same.

    I think you’re crediting Dr Jeannette Young with too much intelligence and political cunning.

    You said it yourself: idiotic.

  60. Siltstone

    Jeannette Young provides psuedo-science cover and the Premier provides the political aspect. Thick as thieves. Governor of Queensland post becomes vacant on 29 July 2021. Your Excellency, Dr Young??

  61. Watch Your Back

    I’m not sure Zippy. People are losing businesses, their homes and jobs. A lot are hanging on in quiet desperation. But they won’t protest. They just voted the ALP back in.

    If people try to man the barricades, it’ll end up like the Paris Commune. All dissent will be crushed. I think a better way is peaceful protest, letters to MPs, civil disobedience and humour. Mock and ridicule them as the Czechs did.

    Perhaps you’re right. No one cares.

  62. Roger

    Jeannette Young provides psuedo-science cover and the Premier provides the political aspect. Thick as thieves. Governor of Queensland post becomes vacant on 29 July 2021. Your Excellency, Dr Young??

    I think you’re getting closer:

    Ego.

    The desire to be a saviour & the fear of taking justifiable risks because of the danger of reputational damage.

  63. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    The purpose of idiotic rules like having to wear a face mask alone in a car is the same

    Humiliation.

    That is all it was ever about.

  64. Dot

    I read here recently that the SA Government is pursuing fine defaulters through its established recovery processes. I should think they will all follow suit, they need the money.

    It’s pathetic really.

    1 trillion AUD of debt and they’re chasing up anti-maskers for cashola.

    Keep fucking that chicken.

  65. Siltstone

    Press conference transcript that will never happen:
    “Dr Young, the position of Governor of Queensland becomes vacant on 29 July, do you rule out accepting that position if offered to you?”

  66. Botswana O'Hooligan

    The Ruski born wife, an earth scientist by the way, was hauled over on her backroad and bush walk this arvo by the fuzz for not wearing a mask, but in their defence, they offered her one. She opined that the Russia she grew up in wasn’t this bad, and it wasn’t, because I too lived there from perestroika on and knocked back a basing in the US of A because I perceived that Russia had more freedoms than did the US of A. Think about it, for if in old age if the palace duck and that nonentity medical person and I are in the same old folks care, **********. Interesting times for an old ex bloke who was in SE Asia a long time ago.

  67. Siltstone

    Botswana O’Hooligan

    +1

  68. Rob MW

    I’m all virused out, I’ll try again later.

  69. louis

    They are urging everyone to get tested because they are desperate to find more cases. It doesn’t look good if the new ‘HIGHLY contagious’ strain of the China flu doesn’t end up getting caught by anyone despite it being free in the community for a week.

    In order the counter the message that they caused a panic and huge economic loss for no reason, they will pivot to sewerage testing proves that the strain is out there. They seemed to have forgotten that if you caught it on Wednesday, there is still a week and half incubation period to go.

    I’m beginning to think that Cabinet, CMO and every public servant on CMO staff need to be investigated to see if they trading in shares of Coles, Woolworths etc. because their actions directly benefitted these big stores.

  70. roman

    The biggest covid risk in Brisbane is getting rear-ended at one of those drive-through testing places.

  71. Damon

    Qui bono? Somebody’s making big bucks from ‘testing’.

  72. mh

    They are urging everyone to get tested because they are desperate to find more cases. It doesn’t look good if the new ‘HIGHLY contagious’ strain of the China flu doesn’t end up getting caught by anyone despite it being free in the community for a week.

    Hammer meets nail.

  73. mundi

    Is this peak hysteria?

    1 infected person causing lockdown and face nappies for millions?

    No it’s not peak hysteria.

    If the can get away with it for 1 infected, they can get away with it for zero infected.

  74. Frank

    Margot: my eyes are up here.

  75. bollux

    When a donut loving moron like Palachook says you have to wear a mask in a car and everyone complies without a murmur, you know Orwell was right on.
    When the Chief health Officer refuses to answer any question on her decision making, and doesn’t have to, you know you are living in a brave new world.

  76. Rockdoctor

    Young is the most underdone CMO in the country and things like this and the school closures farce show it. She is well out of her depth and seems to lack the technical experience needed. If Chrisifulli if he can get elected, renews her tenure I’ll be completely miffed.

    I was going to retire in NQ but taxes, cost of living and BS like this means we are waiting to break even on house prices and getting out. NSW seems the least worst of the bunch at the moment and that is saying something with Kean & Photios running the state by defacto…

  77. a reader

    From now on we should refer to her as CHO Ancient. Being young might be an excuse for her inexperience

  78. mh

    Once again the super mutant highly transmissible new strain of CoRonAViRuS … has failed to transmit to anyone.

    Masks have to stay on says Pony Girl.

  79. Bad Samaritan

    Lotsa to-ing and fro-ing on this thread about why such un-necessary rules etc are introduced. Is it stupidity, cowardice, arrogance, fear, or whatever else you can name?

    I’ll post the explanation (yet again as so often before) of how politicians “think”, and how they decide on appropriate responses and measures, as it was formulated by Stephen Conroy when he was Communications Minster…..when deciding on NBN contracts….

    “Senator Conroy told the conference: “The regulation of telecommunications powers in Australia is exclusively federal. That means I am in charge of spectrum auctions, and if I say to everyone in this room ‘if you want to bid in our spectrum auction you’d better wear red underpants on your head’, I’ve got some news for you. You’ll be wearing them on your head … I have unfettered legal power.”

    Everyone got a pair ready for when this unfettered legal power is extended to wearing them on your head whenever ordered to by a member of ruling elite to counter sars CoV2?

  80. Dot

    “Senator Conroy told the conference: “The regulation of telecommunications powers in Australia is exclusively federal. That means I am in charge of spectrum auctions, and if I say to everyone in this room ‘if you want to bid in our spectrum auction you’d better wear red underpants on your head’, I’ve got some news for you. You’ll be wearing them on your head … I have unfettered legal power.”

    No nuclear milkman.

    I don’t need a licence to walk around. I am not wearing a mask and probably won’t get vaccinated.

  81. mizaris

    Here’s ANOTHER magazine cover for your amusement:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/01/sunday_schadenfreude_vogue_mag_treats_kamala_harris_with_all_the_seriousness_she_deserves.html

    Nobody made Harris pose for that picture the way she did, standing there against pink bedsheets, recalling her political origins as Willie Brown’s mistress, and wearing her signature dark pantsuit and pearls, along with inappropriate tennis shoes. She’s the one who did it, and probably signed the releases, so tough toenails for her.

  82. Ed Case

    Before PaddlePop’s pop won Inala, it had been held thru 4 elections by Kevin Hooper, an amiable 20 Stone Union drongo who won it in 1972.
    Hooper underwent a “minor” operation in 1984 and never woke up. Even though he’d been reelected in 1974, 1977, 1980, and 1983, which would have qualified him for Qld’s Parliamentary Pension if he’s retired at the end of that term, Bjelke-Petersen refused to allow his widow access to that Pension.
    One of Hooper’s sons also wanted to succeed his old man, if I remember correctly
    Then the National Party preselected a Motorcycle rider who disclosed to the Telegraph that he’d never voted National in his life. That was front page news.
    Then unknown Henry Palaszczuk got elected.
    Whether any of those events were connected, i don’t know, Bjelke had it in for the Hoopers tho.

  83. Atoms for Peace

    I like Palacechook with mask on. Most fetching rather than reaching.

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