Onward and upward

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22 Responses to Onward and upward

  1. Crossie says:

    Johannes brilliant as usual though I’m wondering why he has Gladys being glum while the others are enjoying themselves. If she didn’t want it why cave? Is she a better actress?

  2. Roger says:

    On the bright side, employment has increased and wages are inching upwards since immigration ceased.

    File that inconvenient truth away for when they (i.e. the Uniparty) attempt to re-introduce the ponzi scheme.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    It’s the ones behind them who wear white coats and draw a government salary. The Gramsci alumni.

    We don’t have the data that they do in the US, where FEC filings show that CDC personnel donated 8000 times to the Democrats but only 5 times to the Republicans between 2015 and 2020. You can’t get more politicized than that, and there’s zero evidence that our health bureaucrats are any less politicized.

  4. rickw says:

    The idiocracy just made a big error locking down construction.

  5. Waz says:

    Johannes’ cartoon was a day too early. Glad took step over to Andrew’s today and stands shoulder to shoulder with the panic brethren.

  6. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    The idiocracy just made a big error locking down construction.

    Yes, that is going to hurt. On our walk around ritzy local area today, wow, the construction sites were a bit busy, getting in the last day’s pay before they take enforced holidays. Most construction sites are open air and implement infection control measures. The boys are not going to be happy.

  7. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Johannes has captured it perfectly. Gladys is unhappy with the company she presently has to keep. I feel sorry for her. I just hope she has the guts on the 30th to call a halt regardless of any ‘numbers’; otherwise she’s signing her political death warrant.

    nadt of course, but a lot of people will be getting tetchy.
    Sydney is not Melbourne.

  8. stackja says:

    State premiers now including Glad have lost the plot. ScoMo has lost control. Xi is happy.

  9. vlad says:

    When I hear some bozo politician saying “We know that masks work”, I think, “How do you know that?”

    Because, of course, they don’t know that.

    Victoria brought in mandatory masks before any of the major lockdowns and the case numbers kept rising for the first week or two of data; that’s as close as we’ve come to a clinical trial – and the masks failed it.

  10. Tel says:

    vlad mask “mandates” don’t prove anything about masks.

    Here’s some of the problems: the mandate does not say what sort of mask, and people who simply find it a nuisance will get the soft mask made out of underpants which is not considered PPE at all by any test. Then you need to fit the mask, which means adjusting the bit of aluminium that goes around your nose … people who care enough to actually want to protect themselves properly will do it but the “mandate” does nothing to get people wearing them properly.

    And there’s the guy who goes jogging or riding a bicycle with the mask flopped around the chin and obviously it’s doing nothing but if anyone asks he says, “Golly it just flopped down.” But hey, it’s now about the mandate, not about doing anything that makes sense.

    Like all ideas so good they should be mandatory … government screws things up anytime they touch it.

    Under the right circumstances, and when used properly masks do reduce your exposure to germs by some amount. They aren’t perfect. Trying to run around forcing people to wear masks is counter productive.

  11. FlyingPigs says:

    when do we start picking ‘our’ politicians from randomized searches of the phone book??????

  12. roman says:

    FlyingaPigs u genius. How about we pick our politicians from people who got above average in grade 12 maths plus 10 years.

    Provably (objectively) a little clever plus lived a little. You know I’m right.

    Even a committee of such people would be better than any palace-chook or jiggly-berries.

  13. Rabbi Putin says:

    Let’s not forget suicides. They are also directly responsible for those.

    Put these criminal Premiers in stage 4 for the rest of their lives.

  14. bemused says:

    when do we start picking ‘our’ politicians from randomized searches of the phone book??????

    Just wait until the next lot of politicians raised on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok etc start hankering for a piece of the political pie.

  15. Rabbi Putin says:

    @rickw

    Are you referring to Sydney? According to CFMEU website they are business-as-usual in Victoria https://vic.cfmeu.org/news/covid-19-victoria-lockdown-5

    Business-as-usual being a loose phrase when applied to CFMEU of course

  16. Mother Lode says:

    Johannes brilliant as usual though I’m wondering why he has Gladys being glum while the others are enjoying themselves.

    I think the difference is that the Labour premiers seem to have enjoyed the lockdowns as proof of their decisiveness and their leadership in trying times. Gladys on the other hand had tried perhaps to be less heavy handed but has found herself being as imperious as the others.

    So she is depicted as being miserable even though she is as culpable.

    There was an expression I read about World War 1 to the effect that both sides committed atrocities, it was just that the Germans always seems to be enjoying it.

    There is something similar here. All the premiers embraced lockdowns, but in Gladys case she didn’t reap any political benefit.

  17. stackja says:

    Mother Lode says:
    July 18, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Gladys took over from accident prone Mike Baird. Great expectations.
    ALP low expectations. MSM always support ALP.
    Gladys allowed Ruby Princess passengers to infect Sydney.
    Gladys allowed limo driver to infect Bondi people.
    Gladys allowed Bondi people to infect Fairfield.
    Gladys won’t survive.

  18. rickw says:

    Are you referring to Sydney? According to CFMEU website they are business-as-usual in Victoria

    Sydney only, Dickhead Dan doesn’t want anyone problems with stairs.

  19. max says:

    Roger says:
    July 17, 2021 at 6:46 pm
    On the bright side, employment has increased and wages are inching upwards since immigration ceased.

    What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen

    your freedom is nonexistent
    are you really believe that today more people are employed than before covid?
    if wages increased by 2%, but prices paid increased by 3% –you are not winner

  20. max says:
    July 18, 2021 at 10:24 am
    Roger says:
    July 17, 2021 at 6:46 pm
    On the bright side, employment has increased and wages are inching upwards since immigration ceased.

    are you really believe that today more people are employed than before covid?
    if wages increased by 2%, but prices paid increased by 3% –you are not winner

    Hard to know Max & Roger.
    To put it simplistically:
    Pre-covid it was difficult to recruit staff.
    Post-covid it is impossible to recruit staff.
    Pre-covid wages were exactly award or legal minimum, on the dot.
    Post-covid wages are award or legal minimum, plus bulk overtime, plus 50% of wages in extra benefits, plus cost of commute born by employer. (take home pay has more than doubled)
    To put it simplistically:
    This is unsustainable.

  21. Rob says:

    Johannes is not clever enough for a mention in the Talking Pictures segment on ABC’s so called “Insiders” program. (Only watchable for those wondering just how bad the ABC’s bias and lack of balance can get)
    Mike Bowers needs a big boot up his backside. That just might wake him up.

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