Category Archives: State Politics

Setting The Bar

The Victorian government’s incompetence hasn’t killed anyone for 72 hours. #ileapwithdan Grim milestone: This week Victoria’s share of national COVID-19 deaths reached 90 percent.

Posted in COVID-19, State Politics | 57 Comments

The “pandemic” whose existence you probably haven’t noticed

This is a good reminder, a good wake-up call, that we’re living in a pandemic, that we’re managing it well, but we’ll never be out of the woods until there’s a vaccine.” – Gladys Berejiklian on today’s terrifying news that … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, State Politics | 37 Comments

Branching out: Andrews government now killing foreigners too

Chinese company which won the $2.3 billion contract to build Melbourne's new train fleet has links to Uighur labour camps & is blacklisted by the US government due to security risks. — Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) October 5, 2020

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Wenn das der Fuehrer wuesste

“If only the Führer knew” was what we might today call a meme that became a popular declaration of naive – if not, wilfully dumb – exasperation about the corruption and oppression that unfortunately attended the terrifying rise and catastrophic … Continue reading

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Fundamentally incorrect government statements

This seems very direct. Lying is native to politics. If you did not realise it before watching the inquiry into Victorian Labor’s disastrous COVID-19 quarantine scheme, you will now. The Victorian government led by Daniel Andrews is so mired in … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Politics of the Left, State Politics | 18 Comments

From the choir to liar

The same photo on the front page of all three papers this morning here in Melbourne. The irony of Dan the Choirboy swearing to tell the truth was just too much for every editor in town. Ms Mikakos has drawn … Continue reading

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Make Antiquity Great Again

The Australian’s subs need a crash course in basic Latin: ‘Mistakes unacceptable’: Andrews’ mea culpa. Mea culpa means through my fault. It does not mean kinda-sorta officially ‘sorry’ for something or other.

Posted in Ethics and morality, State Politics | 30 Comments

Andrews: It was the sheila’s fault

Daniel Andrews tells COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry that Jenny Mikakos was responsible.

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Andrews fronts the Inquiry today

Daniel will front the Inquiry today. The last opportunity to find someone, anyone, who knew what was going on. From Tim Smith from the Victorian Opposition (it does exist): I don’t recall. No, those meeting notes with my name do … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, State Politics | 54 Comments

Citing fake virus threat, Victoria Police turn away volunteers

And those volunteers happen to be the experts on the local terrain. This is institutionalised cowardice:     ‘There’s a kid out there’: Locals puzzled as police bar them from hunt. In line with coronavirus restrictions, at this stage we do not … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressive government, State Politics | 98 Comments