Open Forum: January 16, 2021

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  1. Struth says:

    I’ve been thinking about the too and fro here over forced vaccinations and the way forward. VivaBarnes had an interesting discussion about this involving a debate between Barnes and Dershowitz that is instructive. We need to start thinking about the political and legal arguments that will be used on the pro side and to work out counters, arguments that raise thresholds, and the like. You also need to identify and organize doctors, scientists, lawyers, journalists, influencers, media, politicians, and the like that will prosecute the case in the appropriate forums.

    Take the proposal that people that are not vaccinated are denied access to this or that service. How is being not vaccinated a danger to anyone using that service? I can see how testing someone is proximately related to the safety of others but being vaccinated? Why should anyone be denied an international flight that has been tested for COVID, tested negative, but has not been vaccinated? How are they a danger to anyone on that flight? Conversely, how can being vaccinated increase the safety of anyone on that flight given that you may still contract COVID even if you are vaccinated? If people are going to be forced to be vaccinated, what standard of safety and efficacy should such a vaccine meet? These are the sort of questions people need to begin addressing.

    Don’t be getting all proactive and sounding like you’re going to do something about this.
    Wrong blog.

  2. DrBeauGan says:

    Sadly Prof. Fowler is actually not too bad on the eye.

    She’s well qualified to be a waitress.

  3. Farmer Gez says:

    Listening to ABC News Radio while moving sheep.
    They decide to play an interview with Mary Trump. Mary wants Trump and all his children hunted and denied any chance to ever hold public office. Poor Barron.
    She declared that Trump’s term was only possible because white supremacists and racists voted for him.

    I’m glad the ABC gave her a voice. If you didn’t think she was barking mad before hand, you’re left with no doubt after.

  4. Dr Faustus says:

    The candle exploded and emitted huge flames, with bits flying everywhere,”

    The Sun tells us:

    The scent has now also been used for a £34 roll-on deodorant.

    My Armpit Smells Like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Vagina?
    Hard to walk past.

  5. DrBeauGan says:

    I’m glad the ABC gave her a voice. If you didn’t think she was barking mad before hand, you’re left with no doubt after.

    We really need to reinstitute loony bins. We’ve had problems ever since we let the loonies out into the world. The theory was that they’d have the sanity of the majority rub off on them, and the opposite has happened.

  6. Anne says:

    https://twitter.com/RiseForFreedom/status/1351303055568994305?s=19

    11.3 is the first marker.
    But what if it isn’t a date but a section of the military legal code?

    Yes!

    Great work, Gunner. 👍🏻

    May we have another Post-Election Thread please, Sinc.

  7. DrBeauGan says:

    Lupa in fabula.

  8. Not Uh oh says:

    Bob at 9.33 am ‘The gullibility virus is contagious”

    Cassie at 9.48 am ““Sinc’s retainer helps of course.” Can we have this fact checked please?

    At this stage I’d say that Bob is well ahead on points.

  9. Farmer Gez says:

    We really need to reinstitute loony bins. We’ve had problems ever since we let the loonies out into the world. The theory was that they’d have the sanity of the majority rub off on them, and the opposite has happened.

    My point for years Dr BG.
    Not telling crazy people they’re nuts doesn’t help society.

  10. Some History says:

    The narrative across the mainstream propaganda machine at the moment is there was no election fraud. To believe there was fraud is conspiracy theory. Conspiracy theories must be removed (censored) from social media. The “conspiracy theorists” are white supremacists that should be sent to re-education camps.

    Buzz words: “conspiracy theory”, “white supremacists”, “re-education camps”.

    Can you feel the healing?

  11. bespoke says:

    Farmer Gez
    #3729666, posted on January 19, 2021 at 11:43 am
    Not telling crazy people they’re nuts doesn’t help society.

    Indeed, infectious normalization.

  12. Top Ender says:

    End of woke ad. No more messaging to the public that the beginning of our nation is subservient to diversity training for the masses.

    Old School, this may be the key.

    See a woke ad?

    Contact the advertiser pretending to be a more even fully woke activist.

    Point out something “offensive”. The ad was made by a white cameraman. The company that made the ad is not sufficiently diverse. The possibilities are endless.

    The ad gets pulled, and we are all the happier. Except for the woke.

  13. DrBeauGan says:

    My point for years Dr BG.
    Not telling crazy people they’re nuts doesn’t help society.

    Most people are too kindly and polite to tell whackos that they are whackos. It’s a serious character flaw.

  14. Farmer Gez says:

    Most people are too kindly and polite to tell whackos that they are whackos. It’s a serious character flaw.

    The ABC relies on this politeness to exist.
    The on air guest list for the ABC would not be out of place in a psychiatrist’s waiting room.

  15. dover_beach says:

    Amazing song. Great analysis:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usRmxyGruWI

  16. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    With no trigger warning, a snap of the current Renae Lawrence wandered onto my screen.Her Lesbian affair in jail has left its indelible mark; but a pinup for the sisterhood if no one else.

  17. Top Ender says:

    A good run down of the doomsayers…I like to keep articles like this to give people who are rabbiting on about the evils of humanity and how we’re all going to die.

    No slowdown in scary climate prophecy phenomenon

    Every year, new climate doomsday projections seem to pop up. These gratuitous and unverified claims are not science, no matter what Al Gore and Greta Thunberg would have you believe.

    By JUDITH SLOAN

    The beginning of every year often triggers the release of doomsday predictions. You know the sort of thing: there will be no polar bears in 50 years, parts of the world will be uninhabitable within two decades, the world will run out of oil/gas/water very soon.

    If you bother to tune into the ABC, you will regularly learn about these various catastrophic prophecies because they are very popular with the program producers. Add in a bit of scary music and the picture of a forlorn koala or parched landscape and the story writes itself. It has become almost a vocation for some jumped-up types who think their opinions should be taken seriously because of their accomplishments or positions in completely unrelated fields. Think Al Gore, Prince Charles, Greta Thunberg, Tim Flannery and plenty of others.

    I was reminded of this when I came across a recent article with the juvenile title “Underestimating the challenges of avoiding a ghastly future”. Oh no, I thought, not a ghastly future. And who should be among the list of authors but Paul and Anne Ehrlich, who are still going strong with wild, over-the-top predictions.

    Who can forget The Population Bomb, published in 1968? According to these authors, hundreds of millions of people were going to die in the 70s because of overpopulation and the world’s inability to feed everyone. But here’s the bit I really love about this book: Paul Ehrlich still thinks he was largely correct but his timing was just a bit askew. In 1986, Ehrlich doubled down by predicting that in 2020, one billion people would die as a result of climate change. That’s right: one billion.

    Let me be clear: I’m not recommending you read about avoiding a ghastly future. Yes, overpopulation is still a big issue for the authors, even though all the demographic predictions point to falling world population around the middle of the century.

    Of course, Ehrlich doesn’t have a mortgage on barking out doomsday scenarios. Who can forget Al Gore, who has become extremely wealthy undertaking his climate change evangelism?

    During the first decade of this century — his film, An Inconvenient Truth, was released in 2006 — he repeatedly declared there would be no ice in the Arctic by 2013 or 2014. As it turned out, there was actually more ice than ever in those years.

    And we can’t go past our own Professor Tim Flannery, a mammologist by training, predicting in 2007 that cities such as Sydney and Brisbane would run out of water because of climate change and that “even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems”. This, sadly, was not an accurate prediction for the citizens of Brisbane, who endured a ghastly flood in 2011. And, while drought remains a perennial feature of Australia’s climate, most parts of eastern Australia have had above-average rainfalls in the past year and the landscape is green and lush.

    I’m not exactly sure why we should pay any attention at all to Prince Charles and his climate change fanaticism. But in 2019, he stated: “I am firmly of the view the next 18 months will decide our ability to keep climate change to survivable levels and to restore nature to the equilibrium we need for our survival.” The good thing is the 18 months is up and we can all move on without his opinions.

    Embarrassing though these false predictions might be, they are perhaps slightly less excruciating than those made by actual experts — OK, so-called experts — in the field. Take this forecast in 2000 by Dr David Viner, senior research scientist at the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia: “Within a few years winter snowfall will become a very rare and exciting event.” (This is the same unit that was the subject of an email scandal in 2010.) Sadly for Viner, but happily for the rest of us, winter snowfalls are very much with us. The UK is enduring a particularly cold winter with snow in various parts of the country. So neither rare nor exciting, it would seem.

    And let’s not forget the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change declaring in 2007 the Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035, only to then retract this projection. But it wasn’t a problem according to the IPCC because “in drafting the paragraph in question, the clear and well-established standards of evidence, required by the IPCC procedures, were not applied properly”. Unsurprisingly, nothing happened as a result of the error and readers of the larger report were encouraged to accept the rest of the material as gospel.

    The cannier experts in the field tend to project much further out than the next few years or decades because the chances of being tripped up by curious commentators checking for inaccuracies are very slim. Take the UK Met Office, a zealous climate change agency much like our Bureau of Meteorology. Dr Lizzie Kendon, a science fellow at the Met Office, has predicted by 2080 the hottest days in the UK will peak above 40C and the number of cold days will decrease. “We’ll still have cold days, but features like lying snow will become an increasing rarity …” Luckily for Lizzie, 2080 is in the very distant future.

    Gratuitous and unverified projections are not science. They are not based on the testing of refutable hypotheses and generally reflect personal biases of the person making deliberately alarming forecasts to promote their preferred set of actions. The media should either ignore them or treat them with the scepticism they deserve There’s plenty of good science around but also plenty of rubbish. Claims that the end is nigh should be treated with the same level of respect given to the speakers in Hyde Park Corner.

  18. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Listening to ABC News Radio while moving sheep.

    Listening to the ABC moving sheep whilst moving sheep has a certain symmetry to it.

  19. John Smith101 says:

    Test.

  20. Some History says:

    There doesn’t seem to be a collective noun for idiots. So, let me make one up – here’s a crap of idiots:

    WATCH: Katie Couric says Trump supporters need to be ‘deprogrammed’

    https://thepostmillennial.com/watch-katie-couric-says-trump-supporters-need-to-be-deprogrammed

  21. Top Ender says:

    Isn’t having someone wash your hair one of the Human Rights?

    Bernard Tomic’s girlfriend Vanessa Sierra says she has received death threats after bemoaning the lack of access to a professional hairdresser in hotel quarantine.

    In a video, Sierra also complained about the food that’d been provided, as well as other hardships, bemoaning the lack of access to a professional hairdresser.

    “This is the worst part of quarantine: I don’t wash my own hair,” Ms Sierra said.

    “I’ve never washed my own hair. It’s just not something that I do.

    “I normally have hairdressers that do it twice a week for me, so this is the situation that we’re dealing with … I can’t wait to get out of quarantine just so I can get my hair done — the simple luxuries in life.”

    Herald-Sun

  22. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The scent has now also been used for a £34 roll-on deodorant.

    My Armpit Smells Like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Vagina

    Faustus just won the internet.

  23. MatrixTransform says:

    Politician slammed for calling tennis star Stan Wawrinka a ‘flog’ amid Australian Open drama.

    Aussie politician Tim Smith has been accused of kicking a bizarre own goal after railing against tennis stars arriving for the Australian Open.

  24. Boambee John says:

    Farmer Gez

    Aided by commies seeking to weaken and disarm the allies from within so the glorious revolution would meet little resistance. Socialists helped Hitler enormously.

    Indeed. I wonder is the ostrich even aware of the secret agreement between the Soviets and the post-war German Army for joint use of a proving ground hidden well inside the Soviet Union.

  25. Some History says:

    From the managers (superior people) of Twits


    @amuse
    @amuse

    To the left everything Republicans say is coded language or a dog whistles. This belief allows them to feel justified when they censor us. When Trump appealed for peace the left believed he was actually calling for violence.

    https://twitter.com/amuse/status/1351203399765790723

  26. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Bernard Tomic’s girlfriend Vanessa Sierra says she has received death threats after bemoaning the lack of access to a professional hairdresser in hotel quarantine.

    The 21st century in one sentence.

  27. thefrollickingmole says:

    My Armpit Smells Like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Vagina?
    Hard to walk past.

    Come on, I know you are all waiting for Van Badham or Clementine Fords offering to hit the market.

  28. feelthebern says:

    On the Avalon diplomat. He wouldnt be a former federal government minister would he?

    Gladys & her goon squad have continually said they/NSW health didn’t give any exemptions in relation to the cluster.
    That’s when Retard Hazzard said, nudge nudge wink wink, flight crews.
    Which is another Hazzard lie, just like the Ruby Princess.

    Bottom line, the three cohorts of people not required to quarantine (fuck knows why not) are:
    Flight crews;
    Quarantine hotel staff;
    Diplomats.

    It was an Australian diplomat based in the US who allegedly went into a bubble for 2 weeks in the US (scouts honour I did), who then travelled to Australia.
    Then like all over diplomats, was not required to quarantine.

  29. feelthebern says:

    Other.
    Not over.

  30. bespoke says:

    Anniversary celebrations cancelled (pancake shop and a round of put put) until a later date.

    Better is finding out she has no recurrence of cancer so far and can have nice bath today since the bandages are off her leg.

    Life is good.

  31. The Barking Toad says:

    Thank you TopEnder @ 12:07 for posting that.

    And to Judith, I dips me lid.

  32. thefrollickingmole says:

    Why are “white” countries ruled by people who hate and despise their own citizens?

    Call to prioritise minority ethnic groups for Covid vaccines
    BAME communities should be better protected as they are more at risk, say public health experts and MPs

    The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) has also raised concerns after research showed up to 72% of black people said they were unlikely or very unlikely to have the jab.

    Prof Martin Marshall, chair of the Royal College of GPs, urged Whitehall to begin a public health campaign. “We are concerned that recent reports show that people within BAME communities are not only more likely to be adversely affected by the virus but also less likely to accept the Covid vaccine, when offered it,” he said.
    ….

    What could possibly be causing such problems…???

    Dr Habib Naqvi, director of the NHS Race and Health Observatory, said language and cultural barriers played a role in fuelling vaccine scepticism, adding: “We need to be clear to our communities that there is no meat or meat products in the vaccine. There is no pork, there is no alcohol and it has been endorsed by religious leaders and religious councils. Officials were working with role models and community and faith leaders to debunk myths, he added.

    At least they know what to blame.

    Racist virus particles.
    Research highlights how systemic racism is driving health inequalities, with experts from UK and US universities revealing that racism is a root cause and major driver of ill health in general and increased mortality rates from Covid-19.

  33. H B Bear says:

    Rooting Bernard Tomic is sadder than being asked to appear on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. And doing it.

  34. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Bernard Tomic’s girlfriend Vanessa Sierra says she has received death threats after bemoaning the lack of access to a professional hairdresser in hotel quarantine.

    The 21st century in one sentence.

    Don’t be a cynic. In the heart of Third World Africa I have seen women braiding one another’s hair, and it seemed professional enough to my naive eye.

  35. Some History says:

    For anyone interested.

    UPDATE on fluffy hat (crazy) man who is still at large.

    The fluffy hat is a Canada Goose Aviator hat.

    We’ve seen video of crazy man remonstrating with police and then smashing door glass with a helmet. Here’s a short video of even earlier than that. As the video begins House members can be seen being evacuated through the lobby. They don’t seem to be hysterically trying to escape. Crazy man seriously is crazed. He strikes the glass bare handed with police in very close proximity:

    https://twitter.com/RadGeekpartduex/status/1350156388018909185

    See also (and comments)

    https://twitter.com/wakeywakey16/status/1349333236313448450

  36. MatrixTransform says:

    Life is good.

    👍👍

  37. Boambee John says:

    It’s far healthier to frequent websites which harbour views antithetical to your lived and learned values.

    I doubt that the ostrich learned those values at Downlands, so he was taught them somewhere else. In a discussion on education a while back, and “learned values”, the ostrich emphasised the relative amounts of time kids spend at school and at home. Then he has lived them for fifty tears.

    I think we might have a culprit.

  38. feelthebern says:

    Brad Hazzard is the worst Lib at Macquarie Street.
    If a fake independent ran against him at the election, I would contribute to their campaign.

  39. Some History says:

    Here’s a few seconds more of crazy man from 1 min 15 secs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytp9zIhWFM0&feature=youtu.be

  40. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    GM – Getting death threats for complaining about hairdressing is very woke.

  41. wivenhoe says:

    Come on, I know you are all waiting for Van Badham or Clementine Fords offering to hit the market.

    Is that where all that stolen salmon went to.

  42. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Brad Hazzard is the worst Lib at Macquarie Street.

    Streets behind Matt Kean.

  43. Boambee John says:

    Gab
    #3729593, posted on January 19, 2021 at 10:38 am
    When they weren’t murdering a harmless woman, Capitol cops were ushering MAGA impersonators into the Senate chamber… That’s odd, huh?

    Yes, yes it is. As is all the hype and drama being pushed by the leftist propaganda machine LPM (i.e. the media) on the Capitol taking measures against ”violence during biden’s inauguration”. So when hardly anyone turns up on the day, the LPM can say it was because people were too afraid of the ”right-wing extremists” turning up to cause general violence.

    Don’t worry Gab, the fascist left in the US will arrange for a suitable “mob” of people their allies in the MSM will describe as “MAGA supporters”. Any challenges to this description will be banned by the social media organisations as “misinformation”, and the Big Lie will continue to be told.

    Our resident fascist leftists here will continue to spruik the Big Lie.

  44. Leigh Lowe says:

    H B Bear

    #3729705, posted on January 19, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    Rooting Bernard Tomic is sadder than being asked to appear on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. And doing it.

    When you get invited onto “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” one thing is for sure.
    You are not a celebrity.

  45. Leigh Lowe says:

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #3729715, posted on January 19, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Brad Hazzard is the worst Lib at Macquarie Street.

    Streets behind Matt Kean.

    It’s a Melbourne Cup field.
    Although I worry less about the monkeys than I do about the organ grinders.

  46. Cardimona says:

    Tailgunner
    #3729431, posted on January 19, 2021 at 7:51 am
    https://twitter.com/Avery1776/status/1351251563919122432?s=19

    Have we got a new election thread?

    Does anyone know who the General is in the ABC clip in TG’s link?

  47. feelthebern says:

    God bless Glenn Greenwald.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/greenwald-explains-how-bidens-neoliberal-policies-fuel-rise-smarter-more-stable-donald

    “I don’t think it’s particularly difficult… to know what to expect from the Biden administration,” Greenwald told Hedges early in the interview, which focused on both the growing immense power of Silicon Valley as well as an expected return to disastrous foreign policy thinking under Obama.

    Biden is “somebody who has repeatedly supported militarism and imperialism” given also he was “one of the crucial leading advocates of the invasion of Iraq,” Greenwald said. At the same time Biden is “a loyal servant of the credit card and banking industry” on the domestic front.

  48. feelthebern says:

    Although I worry less about the monkeys than I do about the organ grinders.

    True.
    Matt Kean, monkey.
    Hazzard, junior organ grinder.

  49. Cardimona says:

    It’s OK, I’ve got it – Major-General William Walker…

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1351302994067824641

  50. Some History says:

    DNI Ratcliffe Issues Report On 2020 Election, Gives Trump Power To Act Under 2018 Executive Order

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTVEqjktsZk
    .

  51. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    The Australian should take note. Try to sit on the fence and you will see righties abandon you here also, whereas your chance of getting left-wing readers is nil.

    The Australian does seem to have taken note. There are more articles from the right side of politics or trending at least that way, and comments are easier to get up. None of mine have recently been rejected and I’ve received up to 35 likes for some.

    Have to do something else while the Crikit talk dominates the Cat in the evenings. 🙂

  52. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Lizzie – Tom says Cameron Stewart has just been appointed Associate Editor having returned from four years of TDS in the USA. I don’t hold out much hope for The Australian.

  53. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Better is finding out she has no recurrence of cancer so far and can have nice bath today since the bandages are off her leg.

    Life is good.

    Best of luck to your wife now, Bespoke. Such good news always make the sun shine in any family.

  54. Leigh Lowe says:

    Indian batterer Shubman Gill has scored 64 out of 78 runs off the bat and just square cut Starc for six.
    Class act, but he has no maker’s stickers on his bat, which means he doesn’t have an individual bat sponsor.
    When you look at some of the muppets who score a sponsorship it makes you wonder.

  55. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Cameron Stewart has just been appointed Associate Editor

    Oh noes. I had hoped he was gorn.

  56. H B Bear says:

    Comments at Teh Paywallian are a pure lottery. Much like going into moderation here outside the Bird words.

  57. H B Bear says:

    Cameron Stewart is an instant skip. Even Mavis isn’t there yet. Getting close though.

  58. Roger says:

    I see Dan Andrews now has international tennis players to bully.

    Might take the heat of ordinary Victorians for a while.

  59. Leigh Lowe says:

    Better is finding out she has no recurrence of cancer so far and can have nice bath today since the bandages are off her leg.

    Life is good.

    Good news.
    When they take the pathology you start to get a bit nervous, but it is a huge load off when you get an all-clear.
    There is a lot of whingeing on here about how bad Straya is but, if you really must get sick, it is the best place in the world to do it.

  60. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Coronavirus: Nannies in demand to help with home schooling

    By Fariha Karim and Nicola Woolcock
    The Times
    An hour ago January 19, 2021
    No Comments

    A luxury agency that recruits nannies, housekeepers and butlers for celebrities has had a rush of interest from families looking for help with home schooling.

    The number of families getting home help from Polo & Tweed has doubled in the past six months and inquiries have risen by 200 per cent over the same period.

    The agency, which supplies domestic staff for affluent families, including those of chief executives, entrepreneurs and diplomats, says that there has been a particular demand for nannies who are educated to degree level and can assist with home schooling.

    While the number of Polo & Tweed’s clients has doubled to between 20 and 30 each month, the company has also had a flood of applications from professionals such as lawyers looking to become home helps themselves.

    “A butler can earn £100,000 ($AU176,000) a year and live-in housekeepers can earn £65,000 ($AU115,000 a year,” Lucy Challenger, the founder of Polo & Tweed, said.

    “A couple of months ago, we placed a nanny on £85,000 ($AU150,000) a year. The family, an American family, had a main property in Chelsea and an apartment five minutes around the corner that the nanny lives in, free of charge.”

    The agency trains domestic staff in silver service, housekeeping, house management and etiquette. Although staff do not need to be formally educated beyond 16, some clients are now seeking a nanny who can also be a home teacher, some even asking for applicants with master’s degrees.

    Many working parents have found themselves home schooling their children during the day and then working late into the night. Some have cut back their working hours or even suspended their careers. Others have described how their children are not prepared for their parent to assume the “teacher” role, and feel they end up doing both their day jobs and teaching roles badly. Last summer the campaign group Sept for Schools said that parents had been reduced to tears, including in front of their children during home lessons.

    “Because of all the home schooling, especially for professional families that have several children, it’s impossible for two adults to teach their children and work,” Ms Challenger said.

    “We get them help to get a nanny to live in with the family, or a lot of people are also saying they need temporary support or part-time staff to give them a break. Teaching nannies are really popular at the moment.”

  61. mh says:

    Tailgunner had the final word on the US election threads

    Tailgunner
    #3729628, posted on January 19, 2021 at 11:14 am
    https://twitter.com/RiseForFreedom/status/1351303055568994305?s=19

    11.3 is the first marker.
    But what if it isn’t a date but a section of the military legal code?

  62. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Isn’t having someone wash your hair one of the Human Rights?

    I noticed all through her period in Quarantine that Rita Panahi simply drew her hair right back into a sort of top knot at the back. Her long hair as seen on TV would take some looking after, and perhaps an additional swatch or two to fill it out, so obviously she couldn’t get that done in quarantine. And she couldn’t have cared less, so good on her.

  63. 1735099 says:

    We really need to reinstitute looney bins

    We have – on-line at least.
    This site is exhibit A.

  64. Speedbox says:

    Why should anyone be denied an international flight that has been tested for COVID, tested negative, but has not been vaccinated? How are they a danger to anyone on that flight?

    There are a couple of issues namely that the vaccine’s efficacy is varying and secondly, it doesn’t ‘prevent’ someone from getting the disease. The vaccine masks the symptoms (meaning the vaccinated person becomes effectively asymptomatic) which is why there are a lot of questions about whether a vaccinated person can still infect another (unvaccinated) person.

    Therefore, if a vaccinated person can infect an unvaccinated person that newly infected person can go on to infect other unvaccinated people.

    I think that Australians departing internationally will become a much bigger issue once the vaccine is rolled out. The truth is that Australia is a nation of immigrants and millions of us still have family locate overseas. Yesterday, Brad Hazzard said that he thought international travel will be off the agenda until 2022 but that will be very difficult to justify if a high proportion of the global population is vaccinated.

    I now that sits somewhat at odds with my earlier remarks but I believe the clock is ticking on allowing (vaccinated) Australians to leave the country without needing a permit by the third quarter of 2021. It may be accompanied by a requirement to self-quarantine upon return.

  65. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    The number of families getting home help from Polo & Tweed has doubled in the past six months and inquiries have risen by 200 per cent over the same period.

    Polo & Tweed, eh? All very ‘leave it to Psmith’ it seems. 🙂

  66. calli says:

    Time for US Post-Election Thread IX: The Old Man and the REEEEE!

  67. Roger says:

    There is a lot of whingeing on here about how bad Straya is but, if you really must get sick, it is the best place in the world to do it.

    Your mileage will vary state by state, but generally our health system caters to emergencies very well; chronic conditions and elective surgery not so well.

  68. calli says:

    Good stuff, bespoke. Give her some extra hugs.

  69. DrBeauGan says:

    Best of luck to your wife now, Bespoke. Such good news always make the sun shine in any family.

    Ditto. Hang in there, both of you.

  70. Top Ender says:

    Back in the Territory for three days, with 40mm in the gauge on Monday morning, and 30mm today. An excellent Wet so far.

    Now dealing with a raft of rellies who have decided the NT is the place to holiday in the depths of winter in several months time.

  71. 1735099 says:

    If you really must get sick, this is the best place in the world to do it.

    Too right.
    One of the many advantages of what the Septics call “socialised medicine.”

  72. Rex Anger says:

    We really need to reinstitute looney bins

    We have – on-line at least.
    This site is exhibit A.

    So that’s why you’re still here, Bobby boy.

    First honest statement in your life. Well done!

    There’s hope for you amidst the bubbling morass of Communist sloganeering and self-deception in your headspace yet…

  73. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    I believe the clock is ticking on allowing (vaccinated) Australians to leave the country without needing a permit by the third quarter of 2021. It may be accompanied by a requirement to self-quarantine upon return.

    If we can do that Hairy and I will have our arms out at the head of any queue we can join for that.

    Self-quarantine at home is no problem. Quite a restful time in fact.

  74. DrBeauGan says:

    We really need to reinstitute looney bins

    We have – on-line at least.
    This site is exhibit A.

    And you’re the prize exhibit.

  75. calli says:

    That video has been declassified already, bern.

  76. Speedbox says:

    Lizzie – I said “by the third quarter of 2021”. I meant to say ‘in’ the third quarter of 2021. My estimate is around September/October. BTW, I don’t think Qantas were completely wrong in suggesting overseas travel will occur from July – just a little optimistic.

  77. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Lunchtime! The one on the left is saying TWEET very loudly. They can certainly put out the decibels.

  78. Zyconoclast says:

    https://www.city-journal.org/identity-politics-in-cupertino-california-elementary-school

    An elementary school in Cupertino, California—a Silicon Valley community with a median home price of $2.3 million—recently forced a class of third-graders to deconstruct their racial identities, then rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.”

    Based on whistleblower documents and parents familiar with the session, a third-grade teacher at R.I. Meyerholz Elementary School began the lesson on “social identities” during a math class. The teacher asked all students to create an “identity map,” listing their race, class, gender, religion, family structure, and other characteristics. The teacher explained that the students live in a “dominant culture” of “white, middle class, cisgender, educated, able-bodied, Christian, English speaker[s],” who, according to the lesson, “created and maintained” this culture in order “to hold power and stay in power.”

  79. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    That video has been declassified already, bern.

    And the book written.

  80. Roger says:

    Too right. One of the many advantages of what the Septics call “socialised medicine.”

    Extol its advanatges to those in QLD on the waiting list for elective surgery, colonoscopies, endoscopies, cataracts, etc., who don’t you? The waiting list is years behind in most specialities.

    The fact is that socialiased medicine = highly rationed health care, especially when it is administered by inept Labor governments.

    It is proven time and again that large scale government intervention only makes problems worse. We were better off when private health coverage was affordable even for the lower middle class and the poor were given free treatment at public hospitals (including dental).

  81. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    a third-grade teacher at R.I. Meyerholz Elementary School began the lesson on “social identities” during a math class.

    Woke maths. Oh joy.

  82. 1735099 says:

    And the poor were given free treatment at public hospitals

    They still do.
    And the Septics still call it “socialised medicine”.

  83. Leigh Lowe says:

    Too right. One of the many advantages of what the Septics call “socialised medicine.”

    My care is totally privatised.
    The government makes a small contribution, which is a tiny portion of the $15 million in tax I have paid in my lifetime.

  84. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Now dealing with a raft of rellies who have decided the NT is the place to holiday in the depths of winter in several months time.’

    Just the worst people. The worst.

  85. Maj says:

    Julian Assange’s friend Pamela Anderson to President Trump:

    ‘I’m appealing to him to pardon Julian and he still has a chance to do the right thing.’

    Well the way I see it, Pam, Julian has about 36 hrs to tell the world it was Seth Rich who leaked the DNC emails and then a pardon is guaranteed.

  86. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    And the Septics still call it “socialised medicine”.

    Yes. Yes they do.

    UK: 8-year-old Is lamic Terror Bombing Victim Could Have Survived with Better Care (18 Jan)

    8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, the youngest victim of the ji hadist terror bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, could have survived with better care, according to medical experts.

    One size fits all in socialism.

  87. DrBeauGan says:

    Woke maths. Oh joy.

    The stupid woman should be sacked and never employed as a teacher ever again.

  88. Delta A says:

    Just read the good news, bespoke.

    Celebrate with bubbles in the bath and bubbles in champagne flutes.

    🙂

  89. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Injuns need 243 now, in two full sessions with nine wickets in hand.

    No way they should put the shutters up. Go for the win – it’s a very gettable target.

  90. Woolfe says:

    Hey Top Ender can you beat this for health care?

  91. Leigh Lowe says:

    8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, the youngest victim of the ji hadist terror bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, could have survived with better care, according to medical experts.

    And they might all have survived if a young security guard hadn’t been so indocrinated by what we call “socialist education” that he he was afraid to alert superiors about the suspicious Muesli bomber, for fear of being labelled a waaaacist.

  92. Boambee John says:

    1735099
    #3729759, posted on January 19, 2021 at 1:17 pm
    If you really must get sick, this is the best place in the world to do it.

    Too right.
    One of the many advantages of what the Septics call “socialised medicine.”

    The British and particularly the Canadian systems are very close to “socialised”. The Australian system is some distance form that.

    Do some research, try to do it competently this time!

  93. notafan says:

    Exactly LL

    As Roger said emergency, mostly fine, anything else be prepared to wait, and wait and wait; if you are having a baby and don’t want to be shoved on the 24 hour delivery conveyor belt after nine months of indifferent advise from a bevy of midwives go private and pay, quite a bit.

  94. DrBeauGan says:

    Woke maths. Oh joy.

    The stupid woman should be sacked and never employed as a teacher ever again.

    Teaching mathematics well to children is very difficult. First you have to know a lot of maths and understand it, which isn’t easy, and then you have to understand children, which is harder. So producing bullshit is a very attractive option to those who love the stuff. But it’s the opposite of teaching mathematics.

  95. Zyconoclast says:

    Trump is indefatigable

    PRESIDENT TRUMP
    Pardons are Coming …
    LIL WAYNE EXPECTED TO MAKE THE LIST!!!

    Trump also praised Lil Wayne as an activist and a “really nice guy.” Weezy got a lot of criticism for their pow wow, but it seems he’s on track to reap a big reward for it now.

    As we reported … Wayne pled guilty in federal court last month to illegally possessing a loaded weapon while traveling to Miami on a private jet a year earlier.

    The rapper’s a convicted felon, so he’s facing the possibility of up to 10 years in prison at sentencing … though he’s likely to get far less than that for agreeing to the guilty plea.

    Of course, he’ll get off scot-free if the presidential pardon comes through … so the final days of Trump’s term will be big for Lil Wayne.

  96. Leigh Lowe says:

    No way they should put the shutters up. Go for the win – it’s a very gettable target.

    They should target 90-100 in the middle session (they got 79 in the longer first session.
    With Pant in the sheds, 140-150 in the final session is really gettable.
    I kind of hope they do, because it will force a shake-up of the Australian squad.

  97. feelthebern says:

    Trump should pardon all non-violent drug felons.
    It would get around the sabotage of the First Step Act that we’ve seen.

  98. incoherent rambler says:

    Hey Dot. Are you here?

  99. Top Ender says:

    Hey Woolfe, there was a big story doing the rounds here the other day, with a four metre croc walking across a road holding a dog in its jaws.

    I didn’t read it, as too sorry for the dog.

  100. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    My Armpit Smells Like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Vagina?
    Come on, I know you are all waiting for Van Badham or Clementine Fords offering to hit the market.

    Skunk and dead skunk. Smell and taste is blessed with subtleties.

  101. John Smith101 says:

    May we have another Post-Election Thread please, Sinc.

    I second that, given that we may be less than two days away from might become one of the most significant moments in humanity’s history. Or not.

  102. incoherent rambler says:

    I second that,

    Aye. Third.

  103. notafan says:

    I think Sinc made this point several years ago.

    Everybody that can afford private health insurance but chooses to use the public system instead, simply make the poor wait longer.

  104. notafan says:

    That would include wealthy veterans who suck dry their gold card benefits.

  105. mh says:

    I’ve listened to Jim Maxwell on ABC grandstand today and yesterday, and both days his producer plays a snippet of Golden Brown by The Stranglers.
    Jim then launches into his spiel about ‘fantastic song, and we all know the meaning of it, but it is somewhat inappropriate to discuss here’. And he says it with a snigger.
    Seeing as Maxwell was so friendly with Spanker Roebuck, it makes you wonder what Jim thinks is the meaning of ‘golden brown’.

  106. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    there was a big story doing the rounds here the other day, with a four metre croc walking across a road holding a dog in its jaws.

    Sounds like the powerful owl-chihuahua story. My mum tells me it happened to one of her friends!
    I side with the croc, and the owl.

  107. mh says:

    I’ve listened to Jim Maxwell on ABC grandstand today and yesterday, and both days his producer plays a snippet of Golden Brown by The Stranglers.
    Jim then launches into his spiel about ‘fantastic song, and we all know the meaning of it, but it is somewhat inappropriate to discuss here’. And he says it with a snigger.
    Seeing as Maxwell was so friendly with Spa nker Roe buck, it makes you wonder what Jim thinks is the meaning of ‘golden brown’.

  108. mh says:

    I’ve listened to Jim Maxwell on ABC grandstand today and yesterday, and both days his producer plays a snippet of Golden Brown by The Stran glers.
    Jim then launches into his spiel about ‘fantastic song, and we all know the meaning of it, but it is somewhat inappropriate to discuss here’. And he says it with a sn igger.
    Seeing as Maxwell was so friendly with Spa nker Roe buck, it makes you wonder what Jim thinks is the meaning of ‘golden brown’.

  109. Nick says:

    I don’t get the modern woke, they hate racism but the first thing they do is identify the genetics of a child that had no say it at all. #bornthisway

  110. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘I kind of hope they do, because it will force a shake-up of the Australian squad.’

    Not really a bandwagony on-off sort, but I’m getting sick of the ‘ethical honesty’ Langer’s been on about, which appears much more to be a ‘here’s my excuse’ arrangement. They’ve started trading off public love again, and I suspect it’s a bit shallower than they think.

    And they have the Jaapies over winter, and don’t think for one single second they aren’t seeing this insipid shit against the B graders in the Injun squad. Can’t make a monster total on flat pitches against half an attack. Can’t bowl out the taileyest tail in world cricket. Batsmen in particular, imploding with nobody knocking the door down with any certainty.

    The Jaapies will absolutely feed it to this lot, and so they should. They haven’t forgotten Steve Waugh’s ‘foot on the throat’ mentality, and will use Sandpapergate against a fragile cheat (Smith) and a yet to fully recover cheat (Warner). The only locks in the team now are:

    Warner *spit* (subject to fitness)
    Pucovski
    Labuschagne
    Smith
    Green
    Cummins
    Lyon
    Hazlewood

    Three spots in the XI legitimately up for grabs. There’s no backup keeper if Wade goes, no backup specialist opener, no walk-ins for 5 and 7. And shaky captaincy to boot. Godawful.

  111. Nick says:

    Respect to the call centre chaps, they have ticker in spades. Watching the Aussies reminds me of watching my beloved Carlton. Lots of talent, great against weak opposition, no heart and lots of excuses as to why.

    Were the Aussies ‘training the house down’ ? That’s usually a rough guide as to a shit season.

  112. Mother Lode says:

    I don’t get the modern woke

    Woke is not a matter of personal belief.

    It is a strait jacket to lock other people into to advance a totally different agenda.

    People who talk about wokeness are not talking about how they live, but to demand how others are to live and think. What they dare say.

    We have seen what happens when someone so much as says ‘All Lives are Equal’. They can expect to be beaten up and be held to have caused it.

  113. Leigh Lowe says:

    Lots of talent, great against weak opposition, no heart and lots of excuses as to why.

    Were the Aussies ‘training the house down’ ? That’s usually a rough guide as to a shit season.

    Aaand … right on cue, pea-heart Starc serves up a main coyrse of under-done tripe.

  114. feelthebern says:

    Dan Andrews could declare prima nocta & the faithful sheeple would still vote for him.

  115. Top Ender says:

    Sub-text: the government should supply balconies to everyone!

    Australians stuck in hotel quarantine are being slugged up to $1400 for the privilege of fresh air during their quarantine stays, which already start at $3000.

    Returned overseas travellers pay the New South Wales government a standard minimum fee of $3000 to stay at the hotels serving as quarantine facilities, such as the Meriton, Radisson Blu or Sheraton.

    But rooms with balconies or access to fresh air are not among the conditions the hotels are obliged to provide.

    Ms Kruger, 34, said while she could afford it, she was troubled the extra charge would lock out those less fortunate.

    “It is outrageous that access to fresh air is only available to those who can afford it,” Ms Kruger told NCA NewsWire.

    “For many, the cost to return home is financially catastrophic, charging even more for access to fresh air is cruel.

    “I estimated my flight and hotel quarantine cost $8600 for one person. For families or those coming from places with fewer flights, the cost can be many times higher.”

    and

    Radha Govil, a lawyer in Switzerland for the United Nations, told the ABC she paid $1,400 for a room with a balcony during her quarantine at the Meriton Suites on Sussex Street in Sydney in November.

    Ms Govil and her husband had already paid $4000 (the charge for two adults) but needed fresh air for their seven-month-old baby. Ms Govil was later given a $400 discount from Meriton.

    Oz

  116. thefrollickingmole says:

    We have – on-line at least.
    This site is exhibit A.

    Weve successfully diagnosed you as a serial fabulist, monomaniac and chronic self abuser with a morbid fixation on Mr Mings Mighty 12″ Minge Masher. (conscription edition)

  117. jo says:

    bespoke
    #3729700, posted on January 19, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Anniversary celebrations cancelled (pancake shop and a round of put put) until a later date.

    Better is finding out she has no recurrence of cancer so far and can have nice bath today since the bandages are off her leg.

    Life is good.

    Great news.

  118. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Dan Andrews could declare prima nocta & the faithful sheeple would still vote for him.

    If that’s what I think it is, the thought of The Hunchback rampant is utterly repellent.

  119. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    That was a very good ball.
    Even on slo mo I couldn’t pick that it’d go straight off the pitch.
    Ze Goat he izz good.

  120. Leigh Lowe says:

    Were the Aussies ‘training the house down’ ? That’s usually a rough guide as to a shit season.

    Yep.
    And lots of meaningless cliches from the droning idiot Langer about “culture”, “KPIs” and “team structures”.

  121. feelthebern says:

    It was Langer that embarrassed himself at Steve Waugh’s farewell gig wasn’t it?

  122. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    now its just ‘virus shedding’

    Twelve hundred diseased tennis players says ‘This is Victoria’ perfectly.

  123. Nick says:

    Yep.
    And lots of meaningless cliches from the droning idiot Langer about “culture”, “KPIs” and “team structures”.

    Road to redemption, learnings, cruel hand played injury wise, will be stronger, no excuses but however….

  124. Dr Faustus says:

    One size fits all in socialism.

    Care in the NHS, the Gold Star and Elephant Stamp of socialised medicine, is a lottery.

    Depending where you are and what your problem is, your treatment can range from extraordinary to being triaged onto a gurney and left in a corridor for a couple of days until Karens decide on your personal treatment plan.

    Nobody should travel there without private health insurance. Most places are not Kings A&E. You can literally be neglected to death.
    (Obviously in an equitable, non-binary, culturally inclusive way, with correct pronouns.)

  125. Leigh Lowe says:

    feelthebern

    #3729844, posted on January 19, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    It was Langer that embarrassed himself at Steve Waugh’s farewell gig wasn’t it?

    Oh?
    I hadn’t heard that one.
    Speaking of Waugh, I notice the cheaterers are both adopting the tattered cap look favoured by Waugh.
    Wouldn’t throw a cap away before it fell apart.
    Warner’s looks like it might have been “designer distressed”.
    The application of a bit of 80 grit perhaps?

  126. BrettW says:

    From Fox News regarding the non Trump supporter who filmed shooting of Ashley Babbitt.

    “John Sullivan released conditionally without bail by Utah federal judge
    The former Olympic hopeful has a 2nd case pending that involved a shooting in Utah”.

    Full article does say house arrest and no gun.

    Am looking forward to arrest of furry hat guy and explanation for how he came from behind police lines. Keep the info coming Some History as his background might be significant if he is actually the guy somebody ID’d him as (ie. active Antifa with a job that involved loading with Dems).

    Although I find Poweline Blog very good I am also finding American Thinker is very good for plenty of investing articles.

  127. Nick says:

    Warner’s looks like it might have been “designer distressed”.
    The application of a bit of 80 grit perhaps?

    Thanks, you owe me a new iPad now.

  128. Leigh Lowe says:

    The DRS dummy does it again.
    Reviews an LBW with the batterer 2 metres down the track and, surprise, surprise, it is a foot too high.

  129. feelthebern says:

    Langer gave an impromptu speech that went on & on.
    Total tongue bath.
    Either Katich or McGrath wrote about it.

  130. bespoke says:

    Cheers!!
    She developed 5cm sq wound while she was sick with Meningococcal Meningitis. It took 6mths and many trips to the doctor to diagnose it turned cancerous. One more block gone for the custody hearings for the grand girl tomorrow.
    Anyway time to get back before she paints my lawnmower pink.
    Cheers again.

    Life is good

  131. Nick says:

    Speaking of Waugh, I notice the cheaterers are both adopting the tattered cap look

    Matches their reputations

  132. Zyconoclast says:

    Teenage terrorist who plotted Anzac Day attack will be released from prison five years into a life sentence.

    The High Court granted the British boy a rare and controversial lifelong anonymity order in 2019 over concerns naming him would have a “profound impact on his psychological wellbeing”, potentially undermine his rehabilitation and intrude on the right to privacy granted under the European Convention on Human Rights. He can only be identified as RXG.

    RTWT

  133. BrettW says:

    Liasing with not loading !

  134. Leigh Lowe says:

    feelthebern

    #3729856, posted on January 19, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    Langer gave an impromptu speech that went on & on.
    Total tongue bath.
    Either Katich or McGrath wrote about it.

    Oh, right.
    Thirty minutes of that droning would be more than enough.
    I am sure that “laconic Aussie drone” is an affectation.

  135. Zyconoclast says:

    Someone will start making vaccines in their bathtub.

    A black market for illegal coronavirus vaccines is thriving in the Philippines

  136. feelthebern says:

    LOL, Biden nominating former lawyer that worked for Amazon & Google to head up DOJ anti-trust division.
    Yeah, I think BigTech is pretty relaxed about now.

  137. Leigh Lowe says:

    LOL, Biden nominating former lawyer that worked for Amazon & Google to head up DOJ anti-trust division.

    Fox.
    Chookhouse.

  138. John Brumble says:

    Leigh – I’m not getting the “Paine is hopeless at DRS” stuff coming out of the media echo-chamber.

    To start with, these umpires have been consistently allowing Indian batsmen to pad up, so its hardly unreasonable to try to get a bit of “see, told you it’s close” video footage across their eye-line.

    But regardless, using a DRS is only an issue if it stops you using one down the track or if you don’t use one when you should. That’s not happened often with Paine, and certainly less often than other captains internationally. (Note: I did NOT say that it has never happened, so please spare me the usual internet-troll rubbish where you pretend I did).

    Now I’ve said that, such an incident will happen this test. It won’t change the long-term reality, though.

    Perhaps lay off Paine? He’s the only thing between Smith and the captaincy at the moment.

  139. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Teenage terrorist who plotted Anzac Day attack will be released from prison five years into a life sentence.

    Five years is probably a lifetime in the circles he circulates in.
    Nasty, brutish and short, on welfare.

  140. John Brumble says:

    Having said all that – the refusal to bowl a leg-spinner for a decent period on a fifth-day Gabba wicket is just boneheaded stupidity.

  141. Anne says:

    This Patriot channel has picked up 80,000 odd subscribers in a week.

    Watch every video from the last week. You won’t regret it. 👍🏻

    His guest here is Cody Snodgres, a special ops agent who was offered and declined the assignment of bombing the Murrah Building in Oklahoma in 1995.

    https://youtu.be/Oq7TXQ4X0Zc

  142. Johno says:

    What is with the Ratcliffe report. Anything in it?

  143. Leigh Lowe says:

    Leigh – I’m not getting the “Paine is hopeless at DRS” stuff coming out of the media echo-chamber.

    No Brumble.
    Because they are all part of the Langer fan-club and like tgeir matey-mate interviews.
    They don’t want to be getting monosyllabic grunting interviews during their session breaks.
    Yes, I get that Paine is keeping McCheaty out of the top job but that is not making much of a positive case for Paine.
    Look, I have been a fan of Paine, mainly due to his keeping (back-stopping) but that has been below par of late.
    My specific criticism today was allowing Wade to talk him into a DRS review on something which was obviously not going to hit – and by quite a margin.

  144. Nick says:

    Because they are all part of the Langer fan-club and like tgeir matey-mate interviews.

    Add to that Warner. This is the game he plays. He’s available for any media coverage, including ‘surprise’ interviews at personal and family events. As a consequence the media seldom ask questions of him of late.

  145. Ed Case says:

    Wadey is just trying to put him out of his misery.
    Let’s face it, the guy is a loser.
    Meanwhile, a new Captain is required. I’d go with Wadey for a while, then bring in Jimmy Pierson.

  146. Leigh Lowe says:

    Brumble.
    Yes, I also get that the DRS may not cost them, but they need a better method for determining line and height for LBW.
    Asking a short leg fielder is not the answer for height.
    I reckon it goes like this.
    Keeper and bowler talk about line.
    Square fielder 20 metres from the bat calls on the height it hit the pad.
    Close in fielder calls on how far forward the batterer was.
    Someone else has a quick ready reckoner on height.
    Say, for a slow bowler, with the batterer more than a metre forward means it has to hit the bottom half of the shin or no go.
    Having said that, the Injuns burnt a few in Sydney on the back of Shiraz’s over-exuberance.

  147. Nick says:

    ‘Wadey’. Lol. Better to choose someone who will actually be in the squad.

  148. Leigh Lowe says:

    Takes out red pen.
    Finds Jimmy Pierson on the list.
    Draws line through Jimmy.
    Jinxed.

  149. Leigh Lowe says:

    Nick

    #3729899, posted on January 19, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    ‘Wadey’. Lol. Better to choose someone who will actually be in the squad.

    A specialist #5 averaging under 30.
    Yeah.
    But nah.

  150. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Bruce, it is a dull day around here and suddenly everybody in the avian universe wanted LUNCH!

    Nine Currawongs (two sets of four fledglings – ours but the smaller later batch not outs) including our rather frazzled mum, who seems to be mum to them all now, turned up. Mostly the fledglings turn up in ones or twos, with mum, and we feed at lunchtime and evenings now. They can forage before that. And after the lunch too, for it is on days like this a free for all and some miss out. Today the nine Currawongs, all the fledglings learning to sing along with mum, were joined in the tree by twenty-four Lorrikeets and a few Honeyeaters just for good measure. They created a total cacophony, but did look glorious all in the one tree and with some of the Lorikeets squawking along the railings.

    High Summer. Go and find your own food, says Hairy, picking up the broom to sweep the floor, which sends the Loris scattering because they see how he does that to the big black crow. On other days, mum is the only one to come and stand sentinel, especially in the evenings, and I feed her recalling myself what a hard day’s was like. Our 20 month old grandson coming here tomorrow will serve too as a reminder.

  151. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    a hard day’s childcare, that is

  152. Ed Case says:

    Wadey plays the important Sledging role, not everyone has the meanness to do that.
    And even when they do have that mean streak, they haven’t got a thick enough hide.
    Examples: Davey Warner, Andrew “take my bat and go home” Symons.

  153. Woolfe says:

    Toughest Race and best motorcyclists in the world

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6sQTz8XUWY

  154. 1735099 says:

    If you didn’t think she was barking mad before hand, you’re left with no doubt after.

    Runs in the family…

  155. The Beer whisperer says:

    Here’s an exhaustive chronological sequence of events blaming the pandemic at the feet of the CCP, in cahoots with their quislings at the WHO.

    When read in a single sitting, it’s an utter damnation of the CCP and their western enablers. We’re already seeing America change its positions and methodologies with respect to covid19 to deliberately coincide with Creepy Joe’s inauguration.

    A simple change of methodology for determining covid19 presence via PCR tests can drastically change the proportion of positive results.

  156. Zyconoclast says:

    I just heard a new (for me) description of Trump.

    Bloviated pumpkin.

  157. Farmer Gez says:

    1735099
    #3729917, posted on January 19, 2021 at 4:11 pm
    If you didn’t think she was barking mad before hand, you’re left with no doubt after.

    Runs in the family…

    But you agree with nearly everything she says. What’s that make you?

  158. Ed Case says:

    Missed stumping by Paine.
    Couldn’t even get a glove on the ball.
    Jimmy Pierson, please!

  159. John Brumble says:

    It’s always been my observation that those who don’t much like Symonds, but have never met the man, turn out to be flat-out racists. Actual racists that is, not pretend ones who just happen to disagree with lefties.

    Tell us all how you aren’t racist, Googlery

  160. Peter Greagg says:

    Hey Sinc, we need the final Post Election Thread.
    We will know one way or the other on Thursday, our time.
    Please Doomlord.

  161. Ed Case says:

    A spot of Googlin’ informs me that “racist” is a word invented by Leon Trotsky in 1907.
    Tell me how you’re not a Trotskyite?

  162. 1735099 says:

    But you agree with nearly everything she says. What’s that make you?

    Really?
    Find any post where I “agree” with Mary Trump.

  163. Rex Anger says:

    Tell me how you’re not a Trotskyite?

    You first, Grigory!

  164. Rex Anger says:

    Really?
    Find any post where I “agree” with Mary Trump.

    Bobby boy, your sophistry is as clumsy and stupid as Grigory’s.

    All Mary and so many of her fellow travellers and enablers and other TDS sufferers have said for over 5 years is Orange Ming Bad.

    You agree with this, and you’ve spouted reams of hate for ol’ ‘Dettol Donny’as long as anyone cares to remember since he dared to win the 2016 Election.

    Go back to crying about other Ming, Bobby boy. You’re boring…

  165. Leigh Lowe says:

    John Brumble

    #3729931, posted on January 19, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    It’s always been my observation that those who don’t much like Symonds, but have never met the man, turn out to be flat-out racists

    This is a bit embarassing.
    Symonds averaged 40 in Test Cricket.
    Which is three more than Burnsie.
    And he was a handy medium-pacer and offie.
    Plus lightning in the field.

  166. John of Mel says:

    Very interesting interview in regards to the current situation with Wu-Flu, Reset, Cashless society, etc.
    Only found a version with German subtitles. Apparently utube keeps deleting it.

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVuA98P4aA8&w=560&h=315%5D

  167. John Brumble says:

    You’re a fucking clown, Leigh.

  168. John of Mel says:

    Embed fail. Apologies.

  169. Ed Case says:

    Burnsie is an opener, that’s a lot harder than co ing in at 4 for 398 and flogging tired bowling all over the park.
    Plus Burnsie is a specialist slips fieldsman, did he ever drop a catch?
    If the Selectors had thought Symons was any good, they woulda taken him on one of the 4 Ashes Tours that happened during his career.

  170. thefrollickingmole says:

    Steve trickler

    I dont believe he was making all that music with just his accordian.

    Bloody nice clip, very graceful moves.

    Reminded me of this classic.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3SKjM_2M5k

  171. Leigh Lowe says:

    John Brumble

    #3729944, posted on January 19, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    You’re a fucking clown, Leigh.

    How so?
    I was merely reminding Googlery that Symonds could buy and sell most of the duds he is putting forward.

  172. Farmer Gez says:

    1735099
    #3729937, posted on January 19, 2021 at 4:37 pm
    But you agree with nearly everything she says. What’s that make you?

    Really?
    Find any post where I “agree” with Mary Trump.

    Mary L Trump
    @MaryLTrump
    ·
    30m
    Over 400,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. Over 400,000 of us are dead because of Donald and his administration’s incompetence and maliciously willful inaction. Almost all of these deaths were avoidable.

    Barrel…fish.

  173. JC says:

    They’re saying micro-doses of LSD could cure most mental illness. I very much doubt it could work at the WaPo though.

    These loons are too far gonsky.

    To understand Trump’s support, we must think in terms of multiracial Whiteness.

  174. H B Bear says:

    Gargooglery if I ever need a jockey for a dead horse you’re top of the list.

  175. Mater says:

    1735099
    #3729759, posted on January 19, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    If you really must get sick, this is the best place in the world to do it.

    Too right.
    One of the many advantages of what the Septics call “socialised medicine.”

    And yet, when your wife got sick, she was treated in the private system.
    Like all those socialist elite hypocrites, who send their little darlings to the cream of the private schools.

  176. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    I just heard a new (for me) description of Trump.
    Bloviated pumpkin.

    That’s the museum piece, not the man.

    ‘Trump Baby’ blimp that followed him across the world acquired by British museum (19 Jan)

  177. chrism says:

    notafan
    #3729813, posted on January 19, 2021 at 2:08 pm
    I think Sinc made this point several years ago.

    Everybody that can afford private health insurance but chooses to use the public system instead, simply make the poor wait longer.

    A friend had the bovvers from admin & complaints commission run the ruler over their performance for expressing distaste for a chappie saying he was on a cruise from Portsmouth to NY on the date offered for elective surgery and hoped the the public facility could offer him the next available slot on his return for his entirely account free experience in Melbourne’s finest hospital

  178. Rex Anger says:

    @ JC-

    +1.

    Looking at the headline is enough.

    I’m almost morbidly curious enough to click the headline, but I risk my brainnthrowing up, like it did when I read my first and only (randomly selected) half-paragraph of Fifty Shades of Grey.

    That was so badly written I never even figured out the subject matter before deciding Nope!

    I’ve no idea why it was so popular, much like ol’ Sleepy and Heels-Up…

  179. H B Bear says:

    A spot of Googlin’ …

    Gargooglery, your sock is showing.

  180. Mother Lode says:

    Tell me how you’re not a Trotskyite?

    You first, Grigory!

    Hang on – I know how this works.

    If you aren’t a Maoist, you must be a Trotskyite.

    Same as, if you are not a communist, you must be a fascist.

    All of us here are not communists must therefore align with Hitler. As did Trump.

  181. will says:

    Leigh Lowe
    #3729536, posted on January 19, 2021 at 9:42 am
    “Sinc’s retainer helps of course.”

    Sinc is very protective towards his pet troll, never worked out why.

  182. Rex Anger says:

    All of us here are not communists must therefore align with Hitler. As did Trump.

    Only if you’re asking Bob. Or Grigory… 😉

  183. Mother Lode says:

    Possibly NSFW

    Watch from 0:55

    I dunno.

    Watching that guy with clothing privilege was asserting his dominance over that desperate freedom fighter was pretty distressing.

  184. Leigh Lowe says:

    Sinc is very protective towards his pet troll, never worked out why.

    I think he is sympathetic to the libertarian view that people should not be conscripted.
    That sympathy must be sorely tested at times.

  185. Ed Case says:

    India are making a good fist of the run chase.
    History of run chases in Tests at this ground says anything over 200 isn’t gettable, that last 30 runs is always too much.

  186. Mother Lode says:

    Gargooglery, your sock is showing.

    It is not just the fact of the sock, it is where he wears it.

    Ankle socks, natch.

  187. thefrollickingmole says:

    Swamp things re-emerging from their hibernation…

    This one sets its hysteria all the way to 12.
    Its about as mendacious a stew of crap as you can imagine.
    And he and Monty are the last people on earth still waiting for the Trump pee tape to emerge.

    ‘The Capitol riot was our Chernobyl’: James Comey on Trump, the ‘pee tape’ and Clinton’s emails
    ….
    “Donald Trump conveys a menace, a meanness in private that is not evident in most public views of him,” says Comey, a former director of the FBI, from his home in McLean, Virginia, a suburb of Washington DC.

    That menace came flooding out to engulf the US on 6 January when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol in Washington. Five people, including a police officer, were killed in the mayhem. Comey, whose unorthodox interventions in the 2016 election are blamed by many liberals for putting Trump in the White House, watched in horror.

    If he were still at work in the FBI’s brutalist building on Pennsylvania Avenue, Comey would be at the heart of the hunt for the domestic terrorists.
    ….
    Driven by transparency, Comey broke protocol during the campaign by publicly opining that, although she would not be prosecuted, Clinton had been “extremely careless” in her handling of classified information. Then, just 11 days before the election, he notified Congress that the FBI was reviewing more Clinton emails.

    Comey is sure the news would have leaked anyway. Clinton blames him for her shock defeat; he maintains that an FBI director’s decisions cannot be guided by their preference for president. “I’m sure that strikes people as stubborn and righteous and all kinds of stuff, but I don’t think so. Between bad and terrible, we chose bad in a way that we had to.” (The “terrible” option would have been to stay silent, which would have seemed like a cover-up, especially considering the justice department was already compromised as a result of an impromptu* meeting between Bill Clinton and the attorney general.)

    But, looking back, was he truthful and transparent to a fault? Did Trump’s baseless rants about bias in the FBI and the deep state prompt Comey to overcorrect in a way that he would not have done if Clinton’s opponent had been a conventional candidate such as Jeb Bush?

    “Maybe. But I’m not sure what you do about that,” he says. “It is totally legitimate to think about what the American people will think about this decision or that decision.”

    In fact, Comey was overseeing not one but two investigations – the other was into mysterious contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russia. This included a dossier compiled by Christopher Steele, a former MI6 officer, that contained the salacious – and unverified – allegation that the Russian government has a video of Trump watching sex workers urinate on each other in a Moscow hotel room in 2013.

    “It came to us in late September. We had information since the summer with which it was consistent and I didn’t know what to make of it, but, because it was from a source who had a track record with the FBI, our team dove into it to see if they could replicate it. I still don’t know. I actually think the Senate intelligence committee report, coupled with [former Trump lawyer] Michael Cohen’s account in his book, probably makes the ‘pee tape’ stuff more likely than it was when I was fired.”

    “So, I’m thinking, sitting at the table, I have to protect the FBI, I have to protect myself, I have to avoid a war with the president of the United States and I’ve got to remember every word he says, because he may commit a crime in my presence. You’re trying to do all four of those things and eat and he never stops talking, so it’s one of those sweat-through-your-suit moments – not that it’s warm in the room.

    The Republican party needs to be burned down … It’s just not a healthy political organisation
    “There’s so many things going on in your head at the same time that it’s exhausting. The 90 minutes or so just flew by and then I’m out of there trying to remember what he said so I could write it down right away.”
    ….
    Trump tends to attract people who lack a solid moral framework, Comey says. “They tell themselves stories like: ‘I’ve got to deal with this to protect the country; because I’m so important to the nation, I’ll make these compromises.’ And then he’s eaten your soul, it’s too late, and then you’re the attorney general of the United States marching across Lafayette Square thick with choking pepper smoke after protesters have been cleared so the man can hold the Bible up. That’s where you end up.”

    Comey offers an arresting metaphor: the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the former Soviet Union. The US has always had a “radioactive stew” of violence, he suggests, but in recent decades it has been largely kept inside a containment building (the law) and tamed by control rods (cultural expectations, such as use of the N-word becoming taboo).

    “What Donald Trump has done for the last five years is attack the building from the outside to weaken its foundation,” says Comey. “He’s withdrawn the control rods, and that’s a recipe for a nuclear disaster, a radioactive release. That’s what you saw on Capitol Hill, our own Chernobyl, when the ugly radioactive violence and racism of America explodes in public view.”

    The purge could be accelerated if Trump were to face criminal prosecution after he left office. Comey believes that a case at state level, pursuing allegations of bank and insurance fraud by Trump’s businesses in New York, would be a less divisive way to bring him to justice than a blockbuster trial in federal courts.

    “At the end of the day, I still come down in the place that the best interests of the country would not be served by giving him that Donald Trump daily drama in our nation’s capital for three years as part of the United States versus Trump. That would give him the oxygen and the attention that he so craves and make it so much harder for a new president to heal the country both spiritually and physically, and to get some people out of the fog of lies that they’re trapped in.

    “I just think, on balance, the country is better served by impeaching him, convicting him in the Senate and letting local prosecutors in New York pursue him for the fraudster he was before he took office. That mixture accommodates the important public interest of the rule of law being asserted, but doesn’t do it in a way that makes it impossible for a new president to move the country on.”

    *Oh crap its in the news, and we cant cover it up… damage control…

    And the last bit is pretty well the future for trump, relentless lawfare to try and secure convictions wherever they can.

  188. calli says:

    Comey always reminds me of a very tall, oleaginous Uriah Heep.

  189. Anne says:

    Hey Sinc, we need the final Post Election Thread.
    We will know one way or the other on Thursday, our time.
    Please Doomlord.

    Peter, Trump may not be returned to the Presidency until March 4th.

    The Republic will be restored and the US CORPORATION (Act of 1871) will be dissolved. I’m guessing everyone elected to office under US Inc will be unemployed.

    NESARA requires new elections so Trump’s second term could begin as late as April 1st.

    In the interim it seems the Military is in charge.

  190. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    EXCLUSIVE: What a bunch of dopes! Cops stumble upon mum’s suburban cannabis crop in a garage after her babysitter falls asleep and daughter prank calls Triple Zero

    A late-night Triple Zero call from south of Sydney was terminated by the caller
    Police were sent to the address at Albion Park Rail but could find nobody home
    They then saw lights coming from inside a garage and located cannabis plants
    Police determined a child of the crop owner had made the Triple Zero prank call

    Daily Mail.

  191. Ed Case says:

    Wadey takes a great catch in close.

  192. feelthebern says:

    Anne, have you bought S&P puts?
    What you’re saying would have futures markets opening limit down & all the circuit breakers in the physical triggered.

  193. Rex Anger says:

    I think he is sympathetic to the libertarian view that people should not be conscripted.
    That sympathy must be sorely tested at times.

    Nah. Sinc just likes watching the piñata party that ensues when Bobby boy pops up and starts baiting…

  194. 1735099 says:

    And yet, when your wife got sick, she was treated in the private system.

    Tell me, old mate, what you would have done in similar circumstances which were –
    The closest availability of the required treatment in the public system (radiography) was in Brisbane, over 120 kms away. These treatments were scheduled so that it would have been necessary to find accommodation in Brisbane for the duration (about three weeks). Radiography was available 15 minutes away at a private hospital (St Andrews, Toowoomba).
    I have no problem with the co-existence of a private system (which we can afford) alongside a public system to which I have contributed through my taxes which I have been paying since I started work at age 16 in 1963.
    I would have a problem if the public system (socialised medicine) wasn’t available to those who couldn’t afford to use the private system.
    Would you?
    And my wife has made a full recovery and is now a breast cancer survivor.
    Thank you for your concern….

  195. feelthebern says:

    There’s a cracking story about Trump & Biden have had their faces switched, similar to the storyline of Face/Off.
    The world has gone mad.

  196. Anne says:

    No Bern, I don’t care about any of that at this point.

    But if you do; what I’ve said is true. Take it to the bank. 👍🏻

  197. Forester says:

    There is a lot of whingeing on here about how bad Straya is but, if you really must get sick, it is the best place in the world to do it.

    Imagine how much better it could be if competing suppliers serviced it.

  198. Mark A says:

    Old School Conservative
    #3729594, posted on January 19, 2021 at 10:39 am

    It’s far healthier to frequent websites which harbour views

    Nah, that’s Lizzie’s job.

    Love it OSC 😂

  199. feelthebern says:

    After clicking on a few youtube links from the Cat, a video about the Book of Enoch shows up in my feed.
    That’s all I need.

  200. Farmer Gez says:

    India is going to win.

    Very hard to support a team that Warner’s in.

  201. Farmer Gez says:

    Salt Lake City cartoon.

    Thanks Mary.

  202. thefrollickingmole says:

    feelthebern
    #3729991, posted on January 19, 2021 at 6:16 pm
    After clicking on a few youtube links from the Cat, a video about the Book of Enoch shows up in my feed.
    That’s all I need.

    Ill see you and raise you getting an ad for ba ll trimmers after linking the WAP youtube.

    Im almost compelled to click on it just to find out if its what it sounds like.

  203. calli says:

    Pierre Delecto country.

  204. feelthebern says:

    Anne, what happens on Wednesday (US time) in DC?
    How’s it all go down?

  205. Mater says:

    Tell me, old mate, what you would have done in similar circumstances which were –
    The closest availability of the required treatment in the public system (radiography) was in Brisbane, over 120 kms away.

    So the socialised system is not at that then?

    But to answer your question directly, that’s easy, because I didn’t have any option.
    I drove to and from (more than a hundred kms) every.single.day for six weeks straight (twice the duration your wife required)

    And to give you a demo of your flawless ‘socialised’ system, the public system had written me off because the size of my tumours were “beyond protocol levels”. Ironically, a surgeon who worked in both the public and private system suggested I go private and attempt to remove them. He believed it was possible, and here I am, cancer free.

    Rationed medicine and strict protocols for utilisation of resources. That’s your ideal system (except you prefer the speed and convenience of the private system when it comes to your own).

  206. thefrollickingmole says:

    Shorter version of Wang…

    Socialism is awesome, but I reserve my right to buy my way out of it when it suits me.

    (note strategic use of wife again while it stays strategically sealed in its bubble of smug)

  207. 1735099 says:

    Imagine how much better it could be if competing suppliers serviced it.

    Wasn’t that the theory Wee Johnny had in mind when he legislated the Aged Care Act 1997?
    This allowed private equity firms, foreign investors, and property real estate investment trusts to enter the residential aged care market.
    The pandemic has showed how well that worked out.
    When vulnerable people (the sick, the aged, and people with disabilities) are involved, the market does not work.

  208. feelthebern says:

    Ironically, a surgeon who worked in both the public and private system suggested I go private and attempt to remove them. He believed it was possible, and here I am, cancer free.

    There needs to be a royal commission into the cancer industry in Australia.

  209. Farmer Gez says:

    10 runs off 24 balls.

  210. feelthebern says:

    10 runs off 24 balls.

    That’s what she said.

  211. Farmer Gez says:

    Lost one wicket.

  212. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Lyon takes his 399th Test wicket. The crowd roars.

    The servo operators are about to take home the series. The crowd sobs.

  213. 1735099 says:

    Rationed medicine and strict protocols for utilisation of resources.

    And you believe that this doesn’t happen in the private system?
    You need to talk to my brother.
    You’d need an hour or two.
    He gets quite wound up.

    The difference in the private system is that it gets discussed behind closed doors in the boardroom, not on the floor of parliament and in the media.

  214. Farmer Gez says:

    Four!

  215. thefrollickingmole says:

    The DANdemic has showed how well that worked out.

    Im sure Wang is about to blame the decision to use private security agencies instead of police/government agencies for the Victorian outbreaks
    any
    minute
    now….

    The home with the biggest outbreak was a religious mob, much like have traditionally run oldies homes for decades.

  216. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Wee Johnny”

    The racist just loves his ad hominen abuse…..he’s such a child.

  217. Vicki says:

    Hazelwood is not in form & will concede runs. Just use Patty till he drops (we know he is exhausted) & Lyons to stop runs.

    The Indian are remarkable – brave, resourceful & talented.

  218. Lysander says:

    Another one bites the dust.

  219. thefrollickingmole says:

    Rationed medicine and strict protocols for utilisation of resources.

    And you believe that this doesn’t happen in the private system?

    So those evil private corporations, being all corporationally corporationalist deliberately miss out on profit by “rationing” their services?

    Their insatiable lust for money is and profit suddenly evaporates?
    Because…reasons.

    Wangenomics everyone.
    The first teacher to start with a class of the gifted and end with a room full of window lickers in a single term.

  220. calli says:

    Well done, Mater! What a champ.

    Chez calli, we are in our own battle. Not we two (we seem to be indestructible) but very close family. It’s a hard road to travel.

  221. feelthebern says:

    My twitterbox tells me that even LiveLeak is curating their feed more.
    Big Tech has every platform on the run.
    Scary shit.

  222. Mater says:

    And you believe that this doesn’t happen in the private system?
    You need to talk to my brother.
    You’d need an hour or two.
    He gets quite wound up.

    You only need see the waiting lists and times to appreciate the difference.

    You ignored my story:

    Public System = Mater dead.
    Private System = Mater still here holding Bob to account.

    The proof is in the pudding.

  223. Peter Greagg says:

    Cricket Team need Carey for WK, and Pattinson for Starc, not sure about captain but anyone would be better than the current guy.

  224. Mater says:

    Thanks Calli.
    My tip, go aggressive!

  225. calli says:

    A victory for call centres everywhere!

    🎉🎉🎉

  226. Lysander says:

    Over. It’s over.

  227. Leigh Lowe says:

    Ed Case

    #3729972, posted on January 19, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    India are making a good fist of the run chase.
    History of run chases in Tests at this ground says anything over 200 isn’t gettable, that last 30 runs is always too much.

    Bwah ha ha ha ha.
    The wrongologist strikes again.

  228. Farmer Gez says:

    India win!!!

    Hard work and a never give in spirit pays.
    The Indian team is missing half its stars and still beats the pampered lazy sods we put on the field.

  229. K2 says:

    Would have loved the late Tony Greig calling that last session.

    Rishorbh Porrnt!!

  230. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Well done Curries.
    Just watched an hour of cricket like it was for the universe. Mesmerizing.
    Even Harsha Bhogle was getting excited.

  231. Megan says:

    calli
    #3730026, posted on January 19, 2021 at 6:38 pm
    A victory for call centres everywhere!

    Not a single call tonight. That explains it!

  232. DrBeauGan says:

    GM – Getting death threats for complaining about hairdressing is very woke.

    Can someone please send me a death threat? I’m feeling left out.

  233. Vicki says:

    Hey! The Indians played like champions. And they beat the hell out of the Chinese on their border!

    A champion team, led by a gracious, quiet man – who should replace that nasty Kohli!

  234. calli says:

    Done that, Mater. It bought the dear fellow five more years. Now we just watch and wait and pray…and love as much as we can.

    The saddest part of life. So much shared since childhood for both of us, all slipping away. But the “patient” is still full of cheer, bless him.

  235. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    Peter Greagg #3729935, posted on January 19, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Hey Sinc, we need the final Post Election Thread.

    Sinclair / Doomlord, you should also make a ruling on whether Pyrmonter will be permitted to profit from the proceeds of crime.
    The popular poll of Catallaxians gave an answer of “No he shouldn’t”, but as we’ve found out in recent times it’s not so much who casts the votes but who counts the votes.

  236. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Do Indians get on the turps after winning a match?

    If so, should be an epic pissup tonight.

  237. 1735099 says:

    You only need to see the waiting lists and times to appreciate the difference.

    And?
    The waiting lists are shorter if you have the money to go private.
    If you don’t – stiff shit – you wait.

  238. Snoopy says:

    TheirABC

    But according to Shadow Health Minister Chris Bowen, “quarantine is open and shut a Commonwealth responsibility”.

    “It’s good that the states took their share of getting the job done, but ultimately it’s the Prime Minister and the Federal Government who are constitutionally responsible for quarantine,” Mr Bowen told 7.30.

    If Bowen is correct, can the states lawfully impose quarantine on interstate travellers absent a legislative instrument of delegation?

  239. Delta A says:

    Can someone please send me a death threat? I’m feeling left out.

    Come for afternoon tea, Beaugy. I’ll kill you with kindness… and cream puffs, vanilla slices and chocolate eclairs.

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