Open Thread – Weekend 21 Aug 2021


The Blind Leading the Blind, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1568

2,650 responses to “Open Thread – Weekend 21 Aug 2021”

  1. Dot Avatar

    Man oh man there are some fascism loving freaks on the original DM article about a truckie strike, plus plenty of midwits who think questioning COVID vaccines is “anti science!”, “conspiracy theories”, etc.

  2. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    The French and Americans (in particular) are astounded by what’s happening in Australia and NZ. It’s all over the internet.

    It’s almost as if Australian politicians and their political advisors are clueless as to what is about to befall them. It would be advisable that local political leaders start stepping up before foreign (but friendly) agitators deal them a locally grown smack in the head.

    Kevin 07 and Gillard were basically a result of ALP operatives observing how the Democrats in the US went about campaigning. The Yanks are great at it. You can see it in your own inbox, and the political advertising you see on TV.

    COVID and the Australian Governments response is probably the biggest issue this country has faced in many years. It’s not lost on Conservative thinkers across the globe, and they also know how to organise.

    Australia suddenly isn’t a backwater anymore. It’s a battleground, with a Conservative mindset, but sadly lacking any actual Conservative leadership.

  3. Dot Avatar

    Disgusting. Just disgusting.

    https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/new-freedoms-for-vaccinated-first-step-on-state-roadmap-out-of-covid

    Virtually no one (five people) under the age of fifty have died with COVID. We are not told their comorbidities or underlying health issues.

  4. Dot Avatar

    Private property rights?

    Not in NSW.

    https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/end-to-blanket-bans-on-pets-strata

    *“Following extensive feedback from the community we have implemented fair and sensible regulations that prevent schemes from introducing blanket bans on keeping pets in apartments, while ensuring owners corporations can refuse pets where they unreasonably impact other residents.”*

    LOL what a joke. 100 % of owners could agree no owners or lessees can keep a pet in the apartment block. No no, not in NSW. Nanny Gladys says the hipster couple has a right to an evolutionary mistake like a French Bulldog therapy rat.

  5. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    Interesting about the truckies. What’s happening now is a Clayton’s lockdown- the lockdown you have when you want to destroy small/medium business and imprison/demoralize most of the citizenry BUT NOT miss out on your earl grey or paleo banana bread.

  6. Dot Avatar

    The real Coronavirus threat.

    From the good Dr Baker.

    **42% of adult Americans were obese before the coronavirus arrived. It is higher than that now. That is our problem. THAT is our true epidemic.**

  7. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    Man oh man there are some fascism loving freaks on the original DM

    Dot. Daily Mail is “full on” leftard as far as COVID goes.

    I read it every day. Have done for about 12 months. I’m yet to see a single article that doesn’t have a heart rendering story about a COVID death, and their family begging everyone to get vaccinated. Converted sceptics is their main gig.

  8. Dot Avatar

    More wisdom.

    **The forest was shrinking but they kept voting for the axe. The axe was clever and convinced the trees that because its handle was made of wood, it was one of them.**

  9. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Cassie, didn’t realise you were not a member any more of the IPA. I can forward you all the emails, especially the regular report from John Roscom, if you’d find that helpful. Text me back.

  10. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    dover0beach says:
    August 26, 2021 at 8:12 pm
    Has the IPA or CIS said or done anything about mask and vaccine mandates?

    Oh how we laughed !

  11. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    my fellow penal colonists.

    Phrasing ?

  12. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Escaped Dickhead Dans Shitopolis!

    Freedom is there for anyone who wants to take it!

    Be ungovernable!

  13. Dot Avatar

    Yes indeed, bern.

    I did resist a more lowbrow spelling.

  14. Dot Avatar

    This whole COVID thing is political terrorism by the left Cathedral (and yes, that includes the dullards in the Australian Liberal and National Parties) globally.

    “Vote for someone like Trump again and we will burn everything”.

    The only way out is to continually vote for those who oppose the Cathedral.

  15. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    I am so over Australia.
    The plan is to move to Maui.

  16. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    Going to ask a law prof to write a guest post about just this; will see what happens

    Dover, tell your Lawyer mate that writing a guest post is of little value. Australians need weapons we can actually fight back with.

    We are under attack with the plod using lawfare against us. Daily.

    Surely the brilliant minds of the legal fraternity of this great country can come up with something? Anything?

    It seems to me that we would have been better off sending truck drivers, bikers, farmers and tradies to University to defend our rights.

  17. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    The only way out is to continually vote for those who oppose the Cathedral.

    There is no way out for Australia, NZ, Canada & the UK.
    The governments have become The Borg.

  18. srr Avatar
    srr

    ABC panel claims independent journalists are far right influencers

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

    Aug 26, 2021
    Real Rukshan
    Lamestream media dinosaur ABC attempts to smear me and other independent journalists that outperform them as far right influencers.”

  19. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    Academia seems to have betrayed us. Those blokes are worse than the crooked jockeys in the mounting yard.

  20. Dot Avatar

    Bill Clinton is probably “far right” by today’s insane standards.

  21. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Dover, tell your Lawyer mate that writing a guest post is of little value. Australians need weapons we can actually fight back with.

    Australia needs gunsmiths not lawyers.

    The lawyers have had 18 months to come up with something and so far the only story I heard about any legal fight back was by some who represented themselves.

  22. Dot Avatar

    This is nuts.

    https://khn.org/news/article/school-mask-rules-amid-covid-delta-variant/

    *The group calls itself “S.O.S.,” which stands for “Supporters for Open and Safe Schools,” while nodding to the international signal for urgent help. It’s made up of Republicans and Democrats, Christians and atheists, and its main request: Require masks.

    Venessa said the concept is not complicated for her 5-year-old. “She just puts it on, like her shoes.”*

    Why not send her to school in a sperm suit and SCUBA rebreather?

  23. Dot Avatar

    Who wants to follow the party of Uncle Ho?!

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-30/seven-countries-with-better-coronavirus-response-than-australia/13102988

    *Vietnam went more than half a year without a single death from COVID-19. The country’s approach has shown a low-tech response can be just as effective at containing the virus.

    Vietnam forced hundreds of thousands of people into quarantine, even barricading off streets where infected people lived. Human rights organisations sounded the alarm at the draconian approach, but it proved effective in stamping out outbreaks.

    In mid-March 2020, face masks became mandatory outside of the home and there was little resistance from a population well-versed in disease outbreaks.*

    Yes that’s cool. Hundreds of thousands in home detention, and barricading off streets.

    *And then there were the jingles, like this public health message that went viral.*

    You know what else killed innocent people?

    The Viet Cong.

  24. Dot Avatar

    bern,

    Mexico for me.

    https://thecostaricanews.com/countries-with-the-most-and-least-restrictions-to-travel-in-the-era-of-covid-19/

    *To travel to Mexico you have to fill out a questionnaire to identify risk factors. And nothing more.*

  25. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    feelthebernsays:

    August 26, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    I am so over Australia.
    The plan is to move to Maui.

    Who was it on the Old Cat who kept going on about departing ‘Straya and, when challenged about where they would go, came up with some obscure shithole?

  26. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    In mid-March 2020, face masks became mandatory outside of the home and there was little resistance from a population well-versed in disease outbreaks.*

    Yes, and 18 months later they are still pulling hard lockdowns.
    I think Saigon has been locked up since early June … basically house arrest lock up, and still haven’t got whatever crazy fucking target they are after.

  27. Dot Avatar

    Oh shit. We’re a banana republic after all.

    **New November 2032 Treasury Indexed Bond
    The AOFM announces that the issue by syndication of a new 0.25% 21 November 2032 Treasury Indexed Bond has been priced at a real yield to maturity of negative 0.675 per cent.**

  28. Dot Avatar

    Sancho. It was me of course you git.

    Mexico is the pick now. Morocco are COIVD nuts as we are.

    Anyhow, what’s so bad about Cabo Verde or Andorra?

  29. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    Its a real chair you can buy and the AK47s were real too.

    Meh … I already have one

  30. Dot Avatar

    Just as I suspected, Chief!

    Last four years, Australia, May 2017 to May 2021, growth in public administration jobs (SA):

    13.70 %.

    Last four years, Australia, May 2017 to May 2021, growth in total jobs (SA):

    7.63 %.

    This is where all of the “jobs” are going.

    As of this week:

    Australian Government Securities on Issue:

    $836.5b

  31. FlyingPigs Avatar
    FlyingPigs

    Further to Adam D’s thread at dashCat
    https://catallaxy-files.com/covid-lies-growing-faster-than-cases/
    where he poses some questions he’d like answered I’d like answers to the following,

    1. How do we know that they can tell the difference between Covid-19, and variants, and the normal Covid Influenza varieties?

    2. With 2 winter seasons now virtually passed, the concentrated urbanization of the vast majority of the Australian population, the number of people that have arrived in Australia since March 2020 then how do ‘they’ and we not believe that most of us have been exposed to covid-19, and variants, already?

    3. What are the number of business closures and applications for bankruptcy in comparison to the norm?

    4. How does the Age distribution of Deaths differ during these Days of Covid-19, and variants, to the long term norm?

    5. Which Politicians, Public Servants, Media and their families have investments in the Covid-19, and variants, Vaccine originators, manufacturers and distributors?

  32. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    That was you Dot?
    Where did you pick?
    Belize or somesuch place was it?

  33. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Sorry Shatterzzz didn’t mean to corrupt an obviously fine lady. Nor Lizzie for that matter!

    Getting a magpie onto your hand is tough. Only one I’ve known was truly comfortable, and that was a kid who was booted to the far horizon not long afterwards, as is wont to happen to magpie kids. My northern lady magpie has learned to jump onto my hand to collect some mince, but she immediately jumps off again.

    Nothing special birdwise at Cafe Bruce today, although the noisy miners have been extremely keen after the cold ECL earlier in the week. Last week I had one turn up with a small green spider, so I gave her a bit of bread and a shred of mince meat. It looked rather good: green, white & red. Italian food for the kids!

  34. srr Avatar
    srr

    Thanks for this mh –

    mh says:
    August 26, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Pat Cash talking about one of those ‘rare events’ that happened to his Mum

    https://youtu.be/2qVrepch-f8?t=1859

  35. Dot Avatar

    My theory is like Will Bonner’s: you want to be where the King’s grip may be terrible but his reach is short.

    Morocco was a desired destination for a long time. Seriously, Cabo Verde looks awesome. A latino speaking, African people, first world standard of living, Atlantic Hawaii.

    I mistakenly thought I had roots in Andorra, plus it was always a little freer than Europe, and would suit my sporting and outdoors lifestyle. Turns out my ancestor was from Andora, Liguria, Italy.

    Tom suggested Colombia. Hmmmm…I have seen many Americans suggest Costa Rica.

    To be honest I’d go anywhere that had agricultural potential (hence Morocco into Europe for example) and won’t kill me for being white. Honest to god Botswana and Namibia could have a lot of potential, without the violent anti white racism of Zimbabwe and RSA.

    I really want my country back but it ain’t gonna happen.

  36. Thefrollickingmole Avatar
    Thefrollickingmole

    Vietnam, at least around Saigon, is locked down extremely tightly.
    Wife’s family haven’t worked properly for 3 months and not at all for the last month.
    They already had a well developed surveillance state which switched to contact tracing without missing a beat.
    But a lot of hungry broke people by the time they get their Sinovax shots.

  37. Dot Avatar

    Law and Order: Rape Edition on Universal Channel (Pay TV, Fetch) right now laying it on thick:

    Yes, young adults not being vaccinated for measles is the same as RAPING people.

    Well done guys. Great writing.

  38. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    Dot. The Falkland Islands is the ideal place for you.

    It ticks all the boxes.

  39. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    An oldie but a goodie; and it would be a longer list today. Chopper’s list of people who can get fucked:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sry7JYV1U24&t=90s

  40. Dot Avatar

    I can probably go to the Falklands no questions asked if I just pay for a UK passport even my future grandchildren are entitled to.

    Hmm. Too cold, too small?

  41. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    Too cold, too small?

    It’s about 4 times the size of the Maldives, with the bonus of a refreshing afternoon breeze. It’s got 4 pubs, 11 hotels and guesthouses, three restaurants, and a fish and chip shop. That’s just in the “big smoke”.

    No one has wandered outside the capitol of Stanley too much. Why would you? It’s a smaller version of London (sans the stabbings).

  42. FlyingPigs Avatar
    FlyingPigs

    @Dot

    British Virgin Islands

  43. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    Everyone in Stanley is related. It’s one big happy family.

    Just don’t take off your shoes or gloves. Five fingers and toes will reveal you as an “outsider”. It’s a bit like Tasmania in that respect.

  44. FlyingPigs Avatar
    FlyingPigs

    Does Anyone Really Believe the Same People Who Support Gruesome Research with Aborted Baby Parts Care About Stranded Americans in Afghanistan?
    By Jim Hoft
    Published August 26, 2021

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/anyone-really-believe-people-grow-aborted-baby-scalps-rats-care-stranded-americans-afghanistan/

  45. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    As a hat tip to Mr Panzer, I was going to change my handle to another Don Quixote name, like roxinsomething but I haven’t yet.

    And a very good evening to all the lurkers. Including you, Faulty.

  46. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Hang on.

    Panzer.

    Like one of the better Panzers. The King Tiger.

    Or….. Tiger King, if you will.

    The pieces! They’re coming together!

  47. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    Dot, ignore Pigsy. He’s trying to kill you.

    The British Virgin Islands is a COVID hot spot.

    https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/covid-4/coronavirus-british-virgin-islands

  48. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    The missus tells me that Fat a Fucking Blue Haired friend posted on FacistBook tonight … “if we don’t vaccinate the kids, they’re all gonna die”

    I genuinely asked the missus why she didn’t respond, “Is that a threat mole?”

  49. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    Looks like Cuomo is being labelled as “The Grandma Killer”.

    https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/08/26/desantis-if-media-did-their-job-cuomos-nursing-home-policies-may-have-ended-sooner-but-they-held-him-up-as-an-anti-trump/

    What’s more interesting is that “Auto Correct” is trying to correct search language, whereby the spelling doesn’t bring up the search you actually want.

    The swamp is indeed deep. There are little tricks that Big Tech use, that you don’t even notice.

  50. dover0beach Avatar

    Alex Berenson
    @AlexBerenson
    1/ Wow. New Israeli preprint shows natural immunity to #SARSCoV2 is FAR superior to the artificial kind – vaccinated people were 13x as likely to be infected and 27x to have symptomatic infections as a matched cohort that was previously infected. And this is with Delta dominant.

  51. FlyingPigs Avatar
    FlyingPigs

    Who said Jesuit’s don’t love the West?

    Jesuit Cardinal Scolds ‘the West’ for Failure to Open Borders to Afghan Refugees

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/26/jesuit-cardinal-scolds-the-west-for-failure-to-open-borders-to-afghan-refugees/

  52. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    Dover, another question for your lawyer friend when (and if) he writes his post.

    Where are the lawyers in all of this? I don’t see them out there at the protests, in the front lines saying to the Police “Hey guys, you can’t be provoking peaceful protesters and saying this stuff (bring it on pussies)”. You shouldn’t be pepper spraying children.

    On the other hand, they should also be out there admonishing the “out of hand” protesters as well. Telling them to be law abiding, and advising them not to “cross the legal line”.

    It seems to me that the “legal class” are entirely absent from the front lines. They could be doing a hell of a lot more to be calming the situation by informing an obviously frustrated population of their rights.

    The “everyday man” is pretty pissed off about what the state is trying to impose on them, and their children. And their wider families. Masks. QR code’s. Virtual funerals. Can’t visit their dying relatives. Can’t cuddle their loved ones. Can’t see their grandchildren. The list is endless.

    Meanwhile, politicians and the elite allow football players to cross borders. Movie stars to enter the country. Refugees to enter the country.

    Be warned. It’s a powder keg.

    No one begrudges them the opportunity go to University. In fact we celebrate the fact they are “smarter” than us. The bricklayers, barmaids, cleaners, fencers, miners, cooks, shelf stackers and mugs like me “on the track” admire these guys. We pay the taxes to pave their way. We want a better future for this country.

    But what happens when “shit hits the fan”? It’s crickets. They all slink off to their own hive, and wait to collect some fees off some poor bastard who’s business is wrecked and is in front of the local beak. For simply protesting.

    Where the hell are you lawyer blokes? The smartest people in society. The ones we thought would defend us from tyranny. Nowhere to be seen.

    We saw what happened to Pell. We saw what happened to BRS.

    You barely raised a whimper in the media frenzy. They were thrown under the bus.Then what of us?

    My only advice is this. Get a bigger bus, because despite as smart as you think you are, you are about to get smashed. Be on the right side of history.

  53. FlyingPigs Avatar
    FlyingPigs

    Australian Lawyers are Shit.

  54. FlyingPigs Avatar
    FlyingPigs

    Green Luddites Rulz.

    GM announced that it has issued a recall on every single Chevy Bolt made to date due to the battery fire risk.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2021/08/26/chevy-bolt-n2594743

  55. FlyingPigs Avatar
    FlyingPigs

    America Is Now Actually the Mess Dems Pretended It Was Under Trump
    By Stephen Kruiser Aug 25
    https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-kruiser/2021/08/25/america-is-now-actually-the-mess-dems-pretended-it-was-under-trump-n1470737


    The result of that is that we are now actually living in the hellscape that American leftists kept falsely claiming was a reality during Trump’s presidency. Joe Biden’s brief tenure as occupier of the Oval Office has been a bigger threat to Americans than our enemies could have dreamt of being less than a year ago.

  56. FlyingPigs Avatar
    FlyingPigs

    I have one more question?

    How the fk can there be contaminants in the Japanese Moderna production line?

  57. FlyingPigs Avatar
    FlyingPigs

    And…..

    What were the contaminants fer fk sake?

  58. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    Cardi, I did see your reply (many threads back).

    Your SIL has a “window of opportunity” that will only ever occur once in Australian politics. He just needs to recognise it.

    Cats have alluded to it. Bringing disparate parties under one umbrella for one election on 4 agreed points in relation to COVID. Fight on that. Only that.

    You can scroll up to find those 4 points. Conservatives need to run on a united front, and a united message. All under the same name , in this case, the “Nationals”. You know how the system works? Disparate parties only dilute the vote. Everyone needs to “grit their teeth”. But for just one cycle.

    Put it in an agreement. Once the election cycle ends, they can split. They can call themselves the LDP or Independent or whatever. You are all more or less Conservatives. Members in Parliament are what counts.

    These guys will probably disagree with Barney on some stuff, but their ideology is right, rather than a solid block of hard Labor left or Greens.

    At the moment, there is a groundswell of disenchantment. The longer this goes on, the worse it is going to get. The first leader who stands up and says “enough is enough”, is going to take home the gold.

    Everyone is sick of the fear. Shine a light.

  59. FlyingPigs Avatar
    FlyingPigs

    A comment from an IPA research associate at the Institute of Public Affairs in Melbourne, Australia. – Cian Hussey

    The experience across New South Wales, Victoria, and now New Zealand confirms what many have argued since the start of the pandemic; that it is impossible to eliminate the virus.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/beware-the-technocratic-virus-spreading-through-our-parliaments_3966156.html

  60. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    Cardi, you told me you have tried to slap some sense into the idiot? So has your daughter. Wrong approach.

    Pat him on the head like a good “yard dog”. Jim did it for years.

    Hopefully, when he sniffs the wind that the woodshed is burning down, he will spring into action.

  61. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    The experience across New South Wales, Victoria, and now New Zealand confirms what many have argued since the start of the pandemic; that it is impossible to eliminate the virus.

    The cure is worse than the disease.

    I’m not talking about vaccines. I’m talking about the damage this has done across the world to society as a whole. Economically, physically and mentally.

    Doesn’t matter wether you got “infected” by COVID, everyone got EFFECTED.

    The deaths are minimal compared to the casualties. It’s like a world war.

  62. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    It’s a world war, with the MSM gunning down skeptics, and the rest of the platoon cowering in the trenches.

  63. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    Barney needs to step up Cardi, or forever hold his mouth shut.

    Golden opportunity, but I suspect he will flounce it.

  64. srr Avatar
    srr

    FlyingPig says:
    August 26, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Does Anyone Really Believe the Same People Who Support Gruesome Research with Aborted Baby Parts Care About Stranded Americans in Afghanistan?

    No. Not at all.
    That anyone still tries to argue for the ‘greater good’ of the commercialisation of harvesting babies for their parts, rather than live in terror of being hunted down for their evil, is all the statement we need of how far mankind has fallen and makes the gross obscenities of what we do to each other and ourselves after birth, merely grotesque bunting.

  65. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    For the life of me, I can’t see why anyone would “hitch their wagon” to Joe Biden. Scott Morrison is pretty much gone. It’s over.

    Stand up Barney, before you get dragged under by this total bullshit.

    Free the people.

  66. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    Remember this:

    The infected are minimal, the effected are many.

    It’s not that hard.

  67. srr Avatar
    srr

    The Street – H. P. Lovecraft (Full Horror Audiobook)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEzZS-RBUHY

  68. win Avatar
    win

    How about One Nation United, National United party, democratic Liberal United or any other name but at least get together and get the policies ready to install to prevent the complete take over of Australia by the Chinese Communist Party .Who could stomach a Triumphant President Dan Andrews demanding every one stop work at 9am to watch and marvel as he gives his repulsive daily homily.

  69. srr Avatar
    srr

    Watch the people in the audience, you will see elected representatives who after hearing this, still went on to pass the worst abortion laws in the world AND cheered it’s passing like winning The Americas Cup –
    —————————————————-
    11 years ago
    Gianna Jessen’s testimony at Queen’s Hall

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xezv6n

    Gianna Jessen, abortion survivor, speaks at Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, Victoria (Australia), on the eve of the debate to decriminalize abortion in Victoria.

  70. srr Avatar
    srr

    “I’m His girl. You don’t mess with God’s girl. I got a sign on my forehead that says: You better be nice to me, for my Father owns the world.”
    ? Gianna Jessen

  71. srr Avatar
    srr

    To Those That Overcome – A Message for Men

    Have you listened to Gianna Jessen testimony yet? She is an amazing woman with an incredible testimony. I’ve been thinking about her message. In it, she directly addresses and challenges the men. Her words have been ‘ruminating’ in my head. Check them out.

    Men, you are made for greatness. You are made to stand up and be men. You are made to defend women and children, not stand by, and turn your head, when you know murder is occurring and do nothing about it. You are not made to use women and leave us alone. You are made to be kind and great and gracious and strong and stand for something because men, listen to me, I am too tired to do your job.

    https://enlightenedhope.com/2010/05/08/to-those-that-overcome/

  72. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    This tragedy gets worse.
    I’m surprised the Taliban kept a lid on it for this long.
    The want the US out so they can really start the carnage.

  73. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    As the US bodycount rises, the time frame gets pushed out.
    First it was the deadliest day since 2015.
    Now it’s a decade.

  74. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    I wonder if Psaki will sneer when asked about the stranded today.

  75. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    No matter what your intentions are, if you join the US military, this is what you get.
    Strategy from generals who think white rage is more important than a coherent strategy.

  76. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    There’s a point at which where the punters think the piles of bodies in the street exist.
    And what the administration says doesn’t really exist.

  77. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    Sorry about the interruption earlier, Tom.

    Toons are great. Thank you.

    I have one last question for Dover to ask his legal friend.

    The “Scales of Justice” seem to be tipped. There is so much suffering, but it’s heavily weighted to the “ordinary people”. Those of us who can’t work. Those of us who have to bury our loved ones on a video screen. Those of us who can’t cuddle our sons, daughters or grandchildren. Our mothers or fathers.

    We lose our businesses, our customers, our friends. Our freedom. We can’t walk out our own front door.

    And for what?

    We get to see some talking heads on the TV, scolding us. We get to see some numbers, and various “experts” yabbering on about this and that. We get to see politicians like Gladys and Dan. We all get to see the Police telling us how they are going to crush us if we dare do anything. We will be fined. This fine. That fine. Dude gets handcuffed and stomped on. The media applauds. The bastard deserved that.

    Meanwhile, we have images of celebrities prancing about the place. Everyone sees it. Footballers, Hollywood Stars, Politicians and the rest. We do see. We see very clearly.

    My question is this, to the legal elite in this country.

    Is justice blind? It seems so.

  78. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    The want the US out so they can really start the carnage.

    Bern, sadly I think they want the US military left there.

    Kabul airport is indefensible. Read Kipling. Come the 31st, history will repeat itself.

  79. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    What has been started, can’t be stopped.

  80. will Avatar
    will

    Dilbert 4

    experts: everything you would expect from people with long experience in government

  81. will Avatar
    will

    Dilbert 6

    NB posted in series as often they tell a continuous story

  82. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Dilberts #4 and 6. Excellent.

    In keeping with the corporate lingo, they ‘resonate’.

  83. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    Thanks for the ‘toons Tom, and the Dilberts, Will.

  84. Mater Avatar
    Mater

    I have to agree with Armadillo.
    Anything and everything thing appears to be OK or justified, because “it’s a proportional response” to this virus.

    I’m astounded as to how much noise certain individuals and groups made about the most trivial of shit before this event, and how much impact they had. However, come real a present danger to everything most of us grew up with, fucking nothing. Silence. Empty vessels, it would seem.

  85. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Dilbert is so true it’s sad.

  86. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Might need to register to read Independent , wasn’ta problem when I found the article but second time it was.
    Waves to feathered friend across the way.
    Incidentally there was an abundance of feathers in my garden when I consulted with my gardener yesterday.
    Has the fox family moved back?
    I suppose I’ll find out.

  87. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Perhaps the Taliban will claim it was a lone Wolf attack.
    More American lives for a president to wash his hands of.

  88. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    There are ghouls out there who want as much carnage in Kabul.
    But watching 5 mins of CNN this morning (I know, I know, why would I), the two comments were:
    1) tut tutting the ghouls who want carnage &
    2) what political impact Kabul will have on the US government (note, not Biden, not the Biden/Harris administration).

    This is why the US legacy media is worse than the politicians they fellate.

  89. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Giving up Bagram will end up in the vernacular.
    Not “retreat from Moscow” bad.
    But worse than the “mission accomplished” stunt.

    “Mate, you don’t want to do that…you’re giving up Bagram”.

    Something along the lines of needlessly, recklessly giving up a critically important strategic asset based on incompetent advice & an incoherent strategy.

  90. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Yesterday’s numbers, now over 18 million.
    Seems the gender split starts around age 50 and below
    i wonder when Australia will hit the no vaxx wall

  91. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Don’t worry Sneakers you still get to keep your $15 million worth of terminal improvements.
    No-one can take that away from you

  92. 132andBush Avatar
    132andBush

    This is why the US legacy media is worse than the politicians they fellate.

    Looks like they are going to get a distraction squirrel in the form of a large hurricane predicted to wind up in the gulf, headed for Louisiana.

  93. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Armadillo says:
    August 27, 2021 at 4:00 am
    The experience across New South Wales, Victoria, and now New Zealand confirms what many have argued since the start of the pandemic; that it is impossible to eliminate the virus.
    The cure is worse than the disease.

    *********************

    What is even worse Gladys is on TV, unmasked, almost yelling at us that it’s never enough, we are simply not good enough even when we sacrifice our children to the vaccine.

    The ICUs are at 80% capacity and they close hospitals. Why? They are always at 80% capacity.

    We are being told it’s a carrot and stick approach but all we get is stick, vaccinated and unvaccinated. Furthermore, making that distinction between people is simply inflaming the situation.

    The government’s PR people are completely useless. Where are the campaigns like “You country needs you” or “Keep calm and carry on”? Instead we have “Come on, you pussies” and “Don’t talk to your neighbours”. Then to put sprinkles on top of the turd ice cream, Gladys tells us if we are good boys and girls we MAY get SOME of our freedoms back.

    From the comments I hear in private life the Libs are going to own this whole monstrosity and ScoMo deserves everything that’s coming to him.

  94. Dot Avatar

    Anyone see the latest Plastic Pelosi distraction squirrel?

    They want all comms. data from pro Trump activists from April 2020 to Jan 20 2021.

    Massive overreach, actual fascism and a deflection for Joe “Hey, some guys are dying in…zzz….French Toast Please!” Biden.

  95. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I particularly liked the ‘you do you, Millhouse’ comment in this thread.
    And the one suggesting the real leader of the opposition was David Limbrick.

    Micheal O’Brien

  96. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    If progressives ruled the world? Not pretty
    LUKE SLATTERY

    Until recently I would have called myself, broadly speaking, a progressive. And that’s despite the fact I was, back in 2006, dragooned into the ranks of Australia’s leading ultraconservatives by a couple of Curtin University academics who felt that my occasional criticism of postmodernism’s influence on the university and school curriculum amounted to an attack on freedom and liberty.

    This was baffling, in large part because my fiercest objection to this movement was its evolution, as English literary critic Lorna Sage neatly put it, into a form of “anti-authoritarian authoritarianism”. I was nettled at the conservative label, believing I’d been firmly on the side of the progressive angels since my late teens.

    But something shifted at a recent shebang of cool “creatives” when I was forced to share a gorgeous sunset with the performance of a tedious avant-garde music ensemble. “What would happen if progressives ruled the world?” I thought. “Would all music sound like this?” I couldn’t think of anything worse. Would badly executed agitprop become the new normal in the visual arts? Would contemporary art descend to a procession of fairground grotesques: porcelain vaginas in their hundreds, poo machines, tattooed dudes sitting around shirtless. Would “cancel culture” become the dominant culture and, if so, would it be forced to cancel itself? It was then that I realised, with a start, that a world ruled by selfstyled progressives wouldn’t be a terribly congenial place to be.

    Universities are the incubators of the new progressive orthodoxy, which seems to have latched on to the claim that the right to change one’s gender – the last word in selfdetermination – is somehow selfevident; as inalienable a right as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. On the one hand it’s fascinating to watch, on another quite terrifying, and on yet another – picture a prosthetic third hand – darkly hilarious.

    Earlier this year a University of Melbourne philosopher, Holly Lawford-Smith, launched a website in response to proposed gender-inclusive legislation that, she believes, replaces “sex with gender identity”. The website’s aim is to collect stories from women who are worried that “women’s only spaces” – toilets, changing rooms, fitting rooms, schools, quotas, dating apps and the like – are being invaded by transgender women (aka men). Fairly uncontroversial, you would have thought. But no.

    More than 2720 university staff and students demanded that the administration take prompt action to remove what they termed a “transphobic” website. The student union called on the university to “publicly oppose the transphobic website”; “remove content from courses and tutorials that is clearly transphobic”; and stop “selectively applying academic freedom” to “protect hateful misconduct”. In other words, they attempted to bully the university into silencing the website and any future projects of its ilk. The university, thankfully, was unmoved.

    It’s a messy dispute, with charges of abuse and intimidation flying every which way, but is there not a question at the heart of it: are trans women women, or are they men who want to be women? The science is settled on this.

    Harvard biologist Carole Hooven, author of Testosterone: The Story of the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us, puts the point succinctly: “The facts are that there are two sexes, male and female, and those sexes are designated by the kinds of gametes we produce. Do we make eggs – big sex cells – or little sex cells, sperm? That’s how we know whether somebody is male or female.” Sex difference is, in other words, a biological fact. The trans rights dogma sweeping our campuses insists, on the other hand, that differences between the biological sexes are governed by the feelings people have about their gender identity. What is more, it in my view asserts that something as simple as the invocation of a scientific fact is akin to hate speech.

    Progressives determined to diminish the authority of science on the question of biological sex differences are inclined, paradoxically, to insist on the scientific authority of climate change predictions. The science is in on climate change, we are told. And I think that’s pretty right. But on the issue of sex differences the tendency among progressives is to ignore science and privilege sentiment: individual feelings about sexual identity. It’s at best contradictory, at worst hypocritical.

    What is more, the progressive movement has galvanised around what is seemingly surely the ultimate expression of consumer capitalism: the ability to choose one’s gender, or at least the outward appearance of gender, by the purchase of a surgeon’s services. The only restriction on choice is the credit limit.

    The other salient feature of contemporary progressive politics is the eagerness to suppress and silence opposing opinion with everything from petty slights and name-calling to that old stalwart of academic politics, the histrionic petition to university admin. As I understand it, some universities also have been pressured to remove books from their libraries written by advocates for biological realism – the view that biology largely determines sex.

    I return to the thought experiment with which I began: what would a world ruled by progressives look like? It’s not just the bad music and bad art. It’s the irrationality, hypocrisy, intolerance and taste for coercion.

    A new Netflix series, The Chair, set in a fictional northeastern US liberal arts college named Pembroke, braids some of these themes into an engaging threehour comedy-drama.

    Its central character is Korean-American academic Ji-Yoon Kim (played by Sandra Oh), who no sooner ascends to the position of English department chair – the first woman to do so – than she is given a list of three crusty old academics destined for the chopping block as the college pursues more robust enrolments and more dynamic tenured staff including a “dazzling” young Afro-American hire, Yaz McKay (Nana Mensah).

    During the course of the sixpart series Ji-Yoon attempts to arrest the flaming fall of her charismatic former boyfriend, Bill Dobson (Jay Duplass), a lecturer in modernist literature recovering from the recent death of his wife, who in one fateful class performs a mock Hitler salute to apostrophise a point about absurdism’s impotence against the forces of fascism. His salute is turned into a meme that goes viral, thus stirring the fury of zealous students. The controversy leads, in several tortuous stages, to his sacking.

    While The Chair distributes its sympathies evenly enough among staff and students, young and old, its real dramatic focus is Bill’s tragicomic career crash and the failure of free speech principles to get any kind of purchase on the student body or, indeed, faculty.

    There is also a memorable class on Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick orchestrated by the emerging pop star lecturer “of colour”, Yaz, which kicks around claims that Melville was a wife beater, the whale is a symbol of white supremacy and the novel crippled by patriarchy. The class finally devolves into a kind of rock musical with students grooving to the chorus: “No women on board”.

    Bill is in part the author of his own downfall; he has weaknesses aplenty, among them an arrogant streak only partially concealed beneath his lost puppy demeanour. But it’s the abject failure of the idea he represents – free speech – that gives the series a tragic trajectory, even if it is comedy coated and, as Bill himself might have put it, veers towards absurdism.

    The unsettling thing about this series is that it does, in fact, dramatise a world in which progressives – aided and abetted by a cynical and nihilistic dean – rule mob-style in their own little kingdom.

    Anti-authoritarian authoritarianism: Sage gave that sobriquet to postmodernism, and it’s equally true of the new post-postmodernism, or trans-modernism, with its baked-on hostility to tradition – particularly tradition associated with mainstream culture – its cliched catalogue of grievances and its posture of perennial victimhood. But ultimately the quality that really defines it and holds it together is dogmatism.

    It’s enough to drive a bloke to conservatism.

    Luke Slattery is a Tasmania-based journalist and author.

  97. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    Things that make you go hmmmm # 42346283482364238

    Was looking at the Twatter links, and saw the Chip LeGrand one. Scrolled down the page a bit and saw this…

    It took NSW 37 days to go from zero to 80 cases. It has taken Victoria 23 days, despite Melbourne going into lockdown after the first case.

  98. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    If people read the article about the struggling business in Jackson Mississippi yesterday they would have noticed that people were staying away, not because the government wasn’t letting them out of their homes but voluntarily to avoid catching the covid.

    We could try that personal responsibility stuff here.

  99. Dot Avatar

    Wow.

    The Cathedral have gone nuts so Chuck de la Grande and Luke Slattery are converting?

    I can only hope our rulers get high on their own supply and piss off millions of people with backbones who can think for themselves.

  100. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    feelthebern says:
    August 27, 2021 at 5:48 am
    No matter what your intentions are, if you join the US military, this is what you get.
    Strategy from generals who think white rage is more important than a coherent strategy.

    *****************

    Our own military leaders are exactly the same. How can you tell you ask? The same government that is persecuting and prosecuting our soldiers for supposed crimes in Afghanistan are sending them back there to rescue those left behind. It’s like a Monty Python skit.

  101. Fair Shake Avatar
    Fair Shake

    Thank you Tom and Will. A tip top assortment of cartoons and Dilbert this morning.

  102. 132andBush Avatar
    132andBush

    A lot of checking last night re entry into Qld (if it’s possible at all). No reference to vaccinations being compulsory.

    Yet I am told by my industry association there has been a protocol “thrashed out” between peak ag bodies and other concerned groups which will allow movement of harvesting contractors with machines and workforce into the state from NSW and Vic.
    And that one of the non negotiable requirements is for everyone to be vaccinated

    As Margaret Thatcher said; “I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air” .

  103. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    It took NSW 37 days to go from zero to 80 cases. It has taken Victoria 23 days, despite Melbourne going into lockdown after the first case.

    So if NSW cracks 2000 cases a day, and only 3 or 4 people are dying from/with COVID, at what point do we call COVID delta not even as dangerous as the flu?

  104. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    Things that make you go hmmmm # 42346283482355656
    The Head House Republican wants Pelosi to recall Congress so that they can pass a law forbidding the Aug 31 Afghan withdrawal date. and extending it until US citizens have been evacuated.

    Obviously nobody told him that in cases like this, the enemy gets a vote.

  105. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Biden wasn’t given enough adderall before he started speaking.
    Sad.

  106. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    & the media is already sucking on this ISIS-K story.
    Seriously, after everything that has happened, wouldn’t you question the official narrative ?

  107. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    I’m watching Fox News and it looks like the word has gone out: Taliban good, it’s ISIS that is the real enemy.

    Trump took care of ISIS, this is just taliban putting on the ISIS jersey.

  108. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    What is going on?

    First it was Taliban leaving Afghanistan to go to Syria to help create their promised land, then all the Isis freedom fighters scuttling to Afghanistan.
    As far as I am concerned they are as one.

  109. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    This is, in any case, just another feature of Islam, where all you have to do to justify you taking over for a bigger share of the loot is to declare the current leadership not muslim enough.
    Very koranic.

    maybe ten thousand terrorists

  110. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    feelthebern says:
    August 27, 2021 at 7:49 am
    & the media is already sucking on this ISIS-K story.
    Seriously, after everything that has happened, wouldn’t you question the official narrative ?

    *******************

    We are watching the great pivot from the murderous Taliban to the murderous ISIS-K. Biden’s handlers needed to focus attention elsewhere from his surrender to the Taliban.

    Anyone know what the K stands for? Somehow I don’t think it stands for Kurd.

  111. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Biden gaslighting conference.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRxMiM17KJE&t=2624s

    Starts at the 40min mark.
    Ends at the 1:08 mark.
    28 mins.

  112. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Prosecutor advises Higgins to consider steering clear of PM’s office inquiry
    Katina Curtis

    By Katina Curtis
    August 26, 2021 — 3.18pm

    Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins has been advised to consider not participating in an investigation into who in the Prime Minister’s office knew of her allegation of being roped by a colleague in case it prejudices the trial.

    ACT Director Of Public Prosecutions Shane Drumgold told Ms Higgins the inquiry by the secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Phil Gaetjens, and publicity around its eventual report could interfere with the legal proceedings.
    Brittany Higgins’ allegation sparked three separate government reviews and a spate of further claims about bad behaviour and sexual harassment in Parliament House.

    Brittany Higgins’ allegation sparked three separate government reviews and a spate of further claims about bad behaviour and sexual harassment in Parliament House.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

    Earlier this month, police charged 26-year-old Bruce Lehrmann with one count of sexual intercourse without consent. He denies the allegation and is due to face the ACT Magistrates Court on September 16.

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison asked Mr Gaetjens to look into what information his staff had and when they knew about Ms Higgins’ allegation, made public in February, that she had been roped in the office of senator Linda Reynolds in March 2019.

    The claim sparked three separate government reviews and a spate of further allegations about bad behaviour and sexual harassment in Parliament House.

    Mr Gaetjens’ inquiry was put on hold in March after police advised him it might interfere with their investigation. Mr Gaetjens told Senate estimates he resumed the work on May 11 after getting the all-clear from police and expected to be finished within weeks.

    However, in written advice to Ms Higgins seen by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Mr Drumgold said his view was that “any concerns that Mr Gaetjens held that his investigation could interfere with a police investigation should obviously remain equally valid for legal proceedings”.

    He also said given the media interest in the matter, he assumed Mr Gaetjens’ investigation and report would be published and could be “highly prejudicial to the proceedings”.

    “I would request that Miss Higgins carefully consider not participating in any interview that could ultimately result in publicity that is prejudicial to legal proceedings whilst the matter is Sub Curia,” Mr Drumgold wrote.

    Ms Higgins sought advice from the prosecutor after being asked to be interviewed for Mr Gaetjens’ investigation.

    “The Age.”

  113. Old School Conservative Avatar
    Old School Conservative

    Armadillo says:
    August 27, 2021 at 4:00 am
    …….The cure is worse than the disease.
    I’m not talking about vaccines. I’m talking about the damage this has done across the world to society as a whole. Economically, physically and mentally.

    And just to emphasise this valid point, the Oz comes out with this statistic today:

    About 250,000 workers were stood down over the first five weeks of Greater Sydney’s Delta lockdown, equivalent to the loss of nearly one in 10 payrolled jobs Source – ATO

  114. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    Crossiesays:
    From the comments I hear in private life the Libs are going to own this whole monstrosity and ScoMo deserves everything that’s coming to him.

    Unlikely even though ScoMo deserves a thrashing for being a Big Girls’ Blouse all along.

    The alternative if it’s Labor is hardly going to be appealing to the electorate members who don’t want lockdowns – they’re imposed in the main by Labor premiers.

    Then again there’s a sizeable percentage of the population that want more lockdowns, and forever please, until C19 bat-flu is gorn, gorn, gorn.

  115. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    The age of insanity. Brilliant Dilbert. Thanks, Will.

  116. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    Crossiesays:
    August 27, 2021 at 8:13 am
    I’m watching Fox News and it looks like the word has gone out: Taliban good, it’s ISIS that is the real enemy.

    Thinking along the same lines then..

    Im going tinfoil here, so bear with me.

    On their ABCcess this morning i was treated to the information that ISIS-K (Kabul?) are sworn enemies of the Talitubbies.

    Im sensing an effort to rebrand the Talitubbies as allies against “real terrorists”
    Could the deeptardstate be thinking they can pull off a “always at war with eastasia” moment by blaming all casualties on Isis and portraying the tallis as trying to help?

    They couldnt be that audacious could they?

  117. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    It’s believing covid will go away that is insane.

  118. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Note comment about disaffected because Taliban not extreme enough.
    thread on ‘terror’ in Kabul

  119. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Are we really to believe that the inept administration that presided over this debacle and expected Kabul to be defended for 9-12 months now knows exactly who from the murky world of Islamofascism is responsible for the suicide bombings?

  120. JMH Avatar
    JMH

    They couldnt be that audacious could they?

    I bet they could! Heard similar on radio this morning re. Taliban good. (Interview with some terrorism expert/advisor.)

    Now when is that repulsive sack of excrement going to remove himself from the WH?

  121. Bons Avatar

    Gab, That young Marine Officer is brilliant. Thank you. I need to watch it twice to understand all of his perspectives.

  122. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    What shit things are happening in Australia today?

    Was advised to lay very low by my Dad while in country vic, lest I get reported.

    This is so fucking 1930’s germany!

  123. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    Following a link at the Instapundit article Arma posted above:

    ‘KILL LIST’ – Biden Regime Provided Taliban with Names of AMERICANS, Afghan Allies

    U.S. officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies to grant entry into the militant-controlled outer perimeter of the city’s airport, a choice that’s prompted outrage behind the scenes from lawmakers and military officials.

    The move, detailed to POLITICO by three U.S. and congressional officials, was designed to expedite the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan as chaos erupted in Afghanistan’s capital city last week after the Taliban seized control of the country. It also came as the Biden administration has been relying on the Taliban for security outside the airport.

    But the decision to provide specific names to the Taliban, which has a history of brutally murdering Afghans who collaborated with the U.S. and other coalition forces during the conflict, has angered lawmakers and military officials.

    Add to this that that the Taliban have already killed 11 American Service personnel I think we can see their attitude to providing safety to the US and those they would vouch for.

  124. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    I repeat, biden and his generals should be strapped over ant’s nests.

    Furious finger-pointing by the zombie:

    Biden: America Will Retaliate Against ISIS for Kabul Bombings

    Coming to you now as the mass exodus of al-qaeda and ISIS amongst the afshitistan refugees occurs. 

  125. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    ISIS-K (Kabul?)

    Khorasan.

    disaffected because Taliban not extreme enough.

    The Taliban are too liberal for their tastes.

    Founded in 2015, ISIS-K’s aim is to establish an Islamic caliphate across Khorasan – a region covering Pakistan and Afghanistan and parts of central Asia.

    Its fighters – who view the Taliban as too liberal – are thought to number up to 2,200, but this figure could rise dramatically amid political uncertainty.

    One day the last true muslim will slay the 2nd last muslim because he wasn’t Islamic enough.

  126. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Not only does the US lack the will or capability to win a war, but now it can’t even manage a dignified retreat.

  127. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Biden’s military, who are looking more and more like Nk’s military, so heavy with medals they can’t move, had delegated airport security to the talifucks:

    General Doesn’t Know If Taliban Let ISIS Bombers Get to Kabul Airport (breitbart.com)

    The real battle is between the swamp and the rest of the US.

  128. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    They give the number of cases and the number of hospitalisations and the number of deaths.

    Now, I think the number of hospitalisations and of deaths is pretty firm – ignoring for the moment the fact they are counting someone dying with covid as dying of covid.

    But I assume the number of cases is only known from tests, and the people going for tests are not likely to be representative of the population – unlike hospitalisation and death you have a choice about being tested.

    I would wager that there are vast numbers of people out there who have had the couf, or with it now but shrugging it off because they are only experiencing mild symptoms while they have been convinced the virus is like being tortured on a rack. All these additional cases would dilute the silly statistics even further.

  129. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    disaffected because Taliban not extreme enough.

    There were traces of the ISIS-K mindset on the Old Cat.

  130. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Here’s an opportunity for strutting Queenslanders to protest iftheycan

    only in Australia, literally

  131. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    But more only ifican though Sancho.

  132. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    To those who carried out this attack as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.

    Easy to say.
    Unfortunately “those who carried out this attack” are now charred mince – and those who ordered and facilitated are hidden away in Kabul rookeries.

  133. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I get the impression that most of the testees are over and over types because they have to for work or they like to.
    Another thing me and mine refuse to do.

  134. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    It took NSW 37 days to go from zero to 80 cases. It has taken Victoria 23 days, despite Melbourne going into lockdown after the first case.

    Don’t tell Perry the Very Tedious One!

  135. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Roger says:
    August 27, 2021 at 9:52 am
    Are we really to believe that the inept administration that presided over this debacle and expected Kabul to be defended for 9-12 months now knows exactly who from the murky world of Islamofascism is responsible for the suicide bombings?

    *******************

    It doesn’t matter, the media will run with what they are told.

  136. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    But I assume the number of cases is only known from tests, and the people going for tests are not likely to be representative of the population – unlike hospitalisation and death you have a choice about being tested.

    It was interesting when the 2 Qld truckies were suspected of having it , one positive test (NSW) then 2 negative(Qld). Channel 9 posited that it was either a false positive or they were at the very end of their infection and both tests were correct, it was just a timing thing. They totally missed the 3rd option, possibly NSW & Qld run different numbers of PCR cycles* and both results are correct for the* number of cycles run.

    *I believe these numbers have been / are being requested & FOI’d, but have not yet been made available. Happy to be proven wrong

  137. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    cohenite says:
    August 27, 2021 at 10:09 am
    Biden’s military, who are looking more and more like Nk’s military, so heavy with medals they can’t move, had delegated airport security to the talifucks:

    ******************

    I remember the 1991 Operation Desert Storm and general Schwarzkopf did not wear the ceremonial uniform when dealing with the media but this lot are so enamoured of their medals that they need to display them at every opportunity.

  138. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Sancho Panzer says:
    August 27, 2021 at 10:08 am
    Not only does the US lack the will or capability to win a war, but now it can’t even manage a dignified retreat.

    *****************

    Logic says this is correct, they would have wanted a smooth exit just to be able to crow about it. That it descended into catastrophic so quickly says a lot about who runs things in the US now, know-nothing twenty-somethings like that transgender intern of Jen Psaki.

    US media are horrified at our government’s COVID strategy while we are horrified at the US downfall in Afghanistan. It seems the world’s leadership has gone insane.

  139. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    In Brown Paper Bag news:

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Queensland is building its own 1,000-bed quarantine facility next to Wellcamp Airport, just outside Toowoomba.

    Knocked back by Commonwealth in favour of a site at Pinkenba – 5 minutes from Brisbane International Airport, and close to four tertiary hospitals registered for Covid patients;

    No consultation with Toowoomba local government;

    Construction has started, although the facility is still being designed;

    Commercial-in-confidence commercial terms. In Queensland, the 97.3% indicator of dirty deals done dirt cheap.

  140. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    its cliched catalogue of grievances and its posture of perennial victimhood. But ultimately the quality that really defines it and holds it together is dogmatism.

    It took you a decade or two to notice, Luke?

  141. calli Avatar
    calli

    They totally missed the 3rd option, possibly NSW & Qld run different numbers of PCR cycles* and both results are correct for the* number of cycles run.

    Too brain hurty.

    It would involve numbers n’ stuff.

  142. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Even though Dover Cat is not that well known, I would be careful about what’s said re Wellcamp Airport.

    Also, I’m seeing the future.
    Alan Jones saying zero about the quarantine centre at Wellcamp, ever.

  143. Shy Ted Avatar
    Shy Ted

    LOL. Toowoomba gulag for incoming travellers my shiny metal arse. It’s for errant Qlders. Our supreme leaders shop here.. Practising my moves for that knock on the door.

  144. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    To those who carried out this attack as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.

    America became a world power with the motto “Talk softly, and carry a big stick.”

    Biden has broken the stick and is shouting loudly.

    Every day is a heart-rending revelation.

    A year ago America was roaring along, it was positive and confident, it had a President who was not in it for the money, and astonishing diplomatic achievements reducing tension in the Middle East and standing up to an increasingly provocative China.

    Look where they, and we, are now.

  145. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    In Brown Paper Bag news:

    And if the Commonwealth does not allow international passenger flights to land at Wellcamp due to insufficient/no Border Farce presence ?

  146. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    And if the Commonwealth does not allow international passenger flights to land at Wellcamp due to insufficient/no Border Farce presence ?

    Considering a shit load of international freight already comes in & out of the place, it’s not like they are starting from scratch.
    I wonder how the owners of Brisbane Airport feel about this.

  147. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Last 24 hours, due to politics:
    Perth airport – negative news;
    Darwin airport – positive news;
    Brisbane airport – negative news;
    Wellcamp airport – positive news;
    Sydney Airport – positive news.

    Lindsay Fox must be screaming after the Wellcamp news.
    Where’s my taxpayer funded facility ?

  148. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I assume the quarantine facility will be called Getwellkamp?

  149. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Logic says this is correct, they would have wanted a smooth exit just to be able to crow about it. That it descended into catastrophic so quickly says a lot about who runs things in the US now, know-nothing twenty-somethings like that transgender intern of Jen Psaki.

    Correct Crossie.
    The mincing painted fingernail millenials now infesting the White House bought into the Taliban PR that they were “just passionate students who had matured” or “noble salt of the earth tribespersons”.
    Uncle Ali, a Proud Talibanji man, we might say.
    As for the relative merits of Taliban vs ISIS Special K, someone once said, “there are no goodies involved here. It’s baddies vs baddies”.

  150. calli Avatar
    calli

    Today in GaslightLand

    NSW records 882 new cases

    NSW has recorded 882 new cases of Covid-19, and two more deaths – a male in his 60s and a man in his 90s. Both with underlying health conditions and both with just one vaccine dose.

    There were 118,000 test results processed.

    Oh. So now we’re going to talk about co-morbidities because vaccinated?

    Right-oh.

  151. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Considering a shit load of international freight already comes in & out of the place, it’s not like they are starting from scratch.

    Physical cargo is different to human passengers.
    ScoMo could simply say he needs a standing army of 500 Border Force staff there “to keep Queenslanders safe”.
    Full accommodation and allowances.
    Here’s the bill Pony Girl.

  152. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    Even though Dover Cat is not that well known, I would be careful about what’s said re Wellcamp Airport.

    The airport is fine.
    The problem is the Palacechook opaque capital investment program. We used to have a Coordinator General Practitioner is

  153. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Candace Owens has a Prager U video on the subject of slavery. She tells the truth about it. It’s nicely done and a much needed history lesson, but the woke won’t trouble to watch it.

  154. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    Unbelievable! .. I received an email this morning from NSW Transport .. YOU NOW NEED AN AUTHORISED CERTIFICATE TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE SYDNEY ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT .. including Central Coast & Wollongong ………

  155. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Mincing painted fingernail millenials’

    I am reminded of the immortal Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels quote, courtesy of Plank:

    ‘They’re all into that karma crap. I don’t harm nobody, nobody harms me stuff.’

  156. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    Even though Dover Cat is not that well known, I would be careful about what’s said re Wellcamp Airport.

    The airport is fine.
    The problem is the Palacechook opaque capital investment program. We used to have a Coordinator General to make sure we get value for money. Syd Schubert would be disappointed.

    Queensland’s Covid response is all about the politics.

    (Non phone fail version.)

  157. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    When Biden loses Monty….

    Krispy Kreme Warns Donut Price Inflation To Hit Next Month

    Americans are hooked on sugary donuts and may find out next month that their favorite breakfast snack is about to experience a price increase because of rapid food inflation.

    America’s favorite doughnut company and coffeehouse chain Krispy Kreme, Inc. warned this week that higher costs for donut ingredients, such as flour, butter, milk, oil, and sugar, are forcing the company to raise prices in September.

  158. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Krispy Kreme Warns Donut Price Inflation To Hit Next Month

    They’ll have to make the hole in the middle bigger, sort of like an O-ring.

  159. Ellen of Tasmania Avatar
    Ellen of Tasmania

    Topher Field:

    “This weeks Slow Chat is with none other than George Christensen! He is a long serving MP, fearless and vocal, and one of only a few Federal MPs standing up for sanity in these mad times.

    No one can predict where a Slow Chat will go, but rest assured we’ll be discussing many different aspects of the current madness, the violence at the recent Melbourne protest, ‘that speech’ from George Christensen recently… and much much more.

    As the name implies, slow chats are… slow. So grab a drink, grab a snack, and get comfy in your favourite spot… we’ll be here for a while!”

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

  160. will Avatar
    will

    Mother Lodesays:

    August 27, 2021 at 10:10 am
    They give the number of cases and the number of hospitalisations and the number of deaths.

    Now, I think the number of hospitalisations and of deaths is pretty firm – ignoring for the moment the fact they are counting someone dying with covid as dying of covid.

    But I assume the number of cases is only known from tests

    Not only does the number of cycles the PCR test runs for determine the result, the CDC has withdrwn authorisation for the test entirely due to the tests failure to distinguish the COVID19 virus from the influenza virus.

    But “cases”

  161. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    This is like watching the Hindenburg a thousand times larger crash and burn in ultra slow motion.

    Expect to see more of this total chaos as the infinite stupidity of wokeism collides with reality.

    It’s actually too much to watch. You almost have cover your eyes and ears and hope it all stops.

  162. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Dan Bongino show today explains as recently as 3 weeks ago biden and his shit generals were expressing confidence in the afshitistan army and that the talifucks posed no problem. Now biden is blaming Trump and the stranded US citizens and afghan collaborators for not obeying biden’s warnings. As Bongino notes there were no warnings. And of course the media is starting to peddle biden’s new lie to cover his decrepit arse:

    https://rumble.com/vlpn1b-ep.-1592-explosions-at-kabul-airport-the-dan-bongino-show.html?mref=6zof&mc=dgip3&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Dan+Bongino+Show&ep=2

  163. Woolfe Avatar
    Woolfe

    Presidential Address.

    Imagine if we had a leader like this?

  164. calli Avatar
    calli

    Imagine if the US had a leader like that.

  165. FlyingPigs Avatar
    FlyingPigs

    re Wellcamp airport

    I wonder when the Olympic Nuremberg style Stadia start to be built alongside the ‘wellness’ kamp?

  166. Dot Avatar

    From the Liberal Democratic Party:

    Dear Dr Frank Gilroy, M. D.,

    I am writing to you on behalf of the National Executive regarding the passing of the Electoral Reform Bill.
    Yesterday was a dark day for democracy, where the major parties look to tighten the noose around any opposition to their duopoly.

    The National Executive understands the repercussions of this bill could be to change our name, however there are other options open.
    We will be meeting tonight (Friday Aug 27th) to discuss the Bill and its repercussions and devise a strategy to deal with this outcome, and will inform the members of the meeting’s outcome at the earliest possible time.

    In the meantime, stand firm. We have them shaken, let’s keep up the fight.

    We want to get the message to the duopoly that your party, the party that truly represents you, will not be cowered or bullied. We know our full page letter in The Australian rattled them. Good. Lets keep going. Next is more national advertising, and you can help. Donate to the campaign and share the message far and wide that you will not bend to tyranny.

    FIGHT BACK

    Nathan Thomason,
    Chair of the Federal Campaign Committee on behalf of the National Executive

  167. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    More on the Welcamp Quarantine facility:

    Developer John Wagner said the Wellcamp facility will cost about $66 million with the first 500 beds to be ready by the end of the year and another 500 to come online by the first quarter of 2021.

    Wellcamp will cost less than a third of Victoria’s $200 million facility, which is mostly being funded by the federal government.

    So, the Palacechook has been fucking around waving this ultra-urgent, super-emergency proposal at the Feds for seven months – when all the while it was available to her at chump change pricing.

    The physical embodiment of ‘Politics is showbiz for ugly people’.

  168. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    NSW has recorded 882 new cases of Covid-19, and two more deaths – a male in his 60s and a man in his 90s. Both with underlying health conditions and both with just one vaccine dose.

    So we’re still batting around 80 for deaths?

    FMD.

  169. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    Would contemporary art descend to a procession of fairground grotesques: porcelain vaginas in their hundreds, poo machines, tattooed dudes sitting around shirtless

    That would be MONA, then?

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