Open Thread – Weekend 28 Aug 2021


Massacre of the Innocents, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, c. 1565-67

3,357 responses to “Open Thread – Weekend 28 Aug 2021”

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  1. Lysander Avatar
    Lysander

    New Weekend OT goes up at 6pm.

    Wow, notification of new threads… what a service DB 🙂

  2. calli Avatar
    calli

    I’ll do cocktails and things on sticks.

  3. Arky Avatar
    Arky

    Yes, there are two sides to the local cops having roots in the community.

    ..
    Is that strictly legal?

  4. calli Avatar
    calli

    Dover’s vetting policy. Colourised for enhanced entertainment.

  5. johanna Avatar
    johanna

    Yes, it is a bit like TheirABC, with the exception of the glorious bar-fight between Arky and JC. So uncouth! I enjoyed it thoroughly.

    There seems to be a consensus about genteel behaviour and censorship to keep things ‘nice’ which I don’t agree with. Also, a lot of people prefer style over substance, apparently.

    That said, Bird is a noxious pest whose thread-bombing is a PITA. Mind you, if you deleted Rosie’s comments here, the total would go down considerably. Still, I prefer the default to be in favour of freedom of expression, and note that Adam has deleted several comments which well and truly crossed the line.

    Good luck to all except Monty’s, is my view.

  6. Lysander Avatar
    Lysander

    Monty still pops in from time to time eh?

    Loves rakes. 😛

  7. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    Laughed out loud, Calli at 2.45pm. Ta.

  8. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

    Mr. Rafael Epstein cuts off a phone call the instant he realises the caller is pointing out “we’re not all in this together, & especially so for the ABC”.

    <<Caller "Mark" told the ABC Drive host he wanted him to stop using the phrase “we’re all in this together” in relation to crippling Covid lockdowns.

    “The only time I actually want to hear that is when a politician or member of the media says: ‘I’m going to give half my salary to someone who just lost their house’, but we’re never going to hear that, are we?” he said.

    “So what I’m saying is please. Can you please just tell everyone in the ABC, and whoever else, stop saying it. There’s enough stress. I live in my bloody car now. I live in my frigging car! I’ve lost everything,” he continued.

    He went on to point out the inequity between those who’d lost jobs and income, and those who had been able to continue working with little interruption during the pandemic.

    “And then we get the ABC, and I’m quite sure you guys aren’t losing any money. Of course you’re not, and you’re earning big dollar,” he said.

    “It’s an insult to hear ‘we’re all in this together’.>>

    Actually Mark, in the middle of lockdown last year, the ABC staff voted themselves a pay rise.

  9. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    The mandatory vaccinations for the US armed forces has nothing to do with COVID19.
    It’s the biggest selection process/filter that has even been applied.
    Scary shit.

  10. P Avatar
    P

    Scott Morrison @ScottMorrisonMP
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    1h
    Australia is now only 2 million first doses away from achieving the 70% first dose vaccination coverage. Every vaccination brings us closer to the freedoms we enjoy.

    So let’s get this done by getting your jab today!

  11. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Virtually all of the comments on munty’s response to Dover’s Cathedral post is Stevie from Brissy berating munty for wrong think, and munty defending himself rather poorly!

    Good times!

  12. P Avatar
    P

    Scott Morrison
    @ScottMorrisonMP
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    1h
    4 million extra Pfizer vaccine doses will begin arriving in Australia in days after we secured a swap deal with the UK.

    This means millions of Australians will now be able to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated sooner as we follow our National Plan to safely reopen.

    https://twitter.com/ScottMorrisonMP/status/1433627718789124097

  13. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    So let’s get this done by getting your jab today!

    Australia. Is. Over.

  14. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    There seems to be a consensus about genteel behaviour and censorship to keep things ‘nice’ which I don’t agree with.

    I was sympathising that Adam was the one who had to deal with Bird’s disfunction and the ungodly alignment of Groog’s pathological need to have his existence acknowledged with his discovery that he is more noticed for his stink than is charm.

  15. JC Avatar

    You can be rude to the cops as long as it’s not abusive. You need to be careful and remain inside that fine line.
    Last week I was accosted by the arseholes. I was parking my car and on the (hands-free) phone at the same time. A fat slob of a Vippoler approached the front of my car and began to tap in my registration on an Ipad. About a minute later he walked away to join the rest of the lazy slobs a little further down the street. I got out of my car and approached the slob/slobs. I asked him what had he done with regards to my car and what he was checking. He replied that he was seeing if I was a local and indeed I was.

    Slightly raising my voice, I told him I considered what he’d done to be very intrusive and I also suggested to the 5 or 6 of them that I looked like that had nothing to do and if they liked their job. One said he did – loved it in fact. I suggested it didn’t surprise me. I also suggested to them that they looked completely out of shape and they ought exercise more and eat healthy , non-fattening food. They walked away and so did I.
    Don’t abuse them, just be rude to them and tell them how much Vicpol is despised as an organization as they’re considered to be Dan’s thugs.

  16. Slim Cognito Avatar
    Slim Cognito

    Has anyone else notice the various Newscorpse outlets ramping up the attacks on the Vax hesitant? Labelling anyone who doesn’t fall in line “morons, unhinged, desperate, despicable, lacking morality, low IQ and conspiracy theorists”?

    The end can’t come soon enough for legacy media.

  17. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    I also suggested to them that they looked completely out of shape and they ought exercise more and eat healthy , non-fattening food.

    JC, those salad dodgers have just flagged your rego as one to stop at every opportunity.

  18. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    There seems to be a consensus about genteel behaviour and censorship to keep things ‘nice’ which I don’t agree with. Also, a lot of people prefer style over substance, apparently.

    I don’t want niceness or politeness particularly. What bores me is infantile abuse. I can enjoy it when it’s witty, but I come here for information and argument. I live in hope that someone will force me to change my mind. Failing that, a good laugh.

  19. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Nothing will happen, but geez Pony Girl has been caught out in a bunch of lies this week.

  20. Lysander Avatar
    Lysander

    Yes indeed JC. I believe VicPol to be one of the most corrupt organisations in Australia, possibly broader than that.

    After all the Pell crap went down and justice was done, any sane and reasonable government would have called an inquiry into “what went wrong.” Not Victoria, Dan knows the extent of their depravity and wouldn’t want anything unearthed. Even the bastards that keep the bastards honest are corrupt. IFAB or whatever the hell they’re called (IFIB?)

  21. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    From Rory’s twitter.

    Lock down 69 days.
    NSW has had 10,180 deaths.
    119 from/with COVID.

    That’s an enormous amount of people who weren’t able to attend funerals or comfort the bereaved in person.

  22. JC Avatar

    JC, those salad dodgers have just flagged your rego as one to stop at every opportunity.

    They could, but if they do I’ll lawyer up and go after them for harassment. Trust me, I would too. There’s no organization I fucking hate more than Vicpol.

  23. P Avatar
    P

    From Downing St to Down Under’: Australia secures four million Pfizer vaccines
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghu8Gd5vSBc

    A lot of unfavourable comments on the vid.

  24. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    JC, most of the plod I’ve seen walking around Sydney aren’t just fat.
    They’re bordering on obese.

  25. Lysander Avatar
    Lysander

    Although, having said that, I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of the plod in Perth either…

    Anyway, OT, but you have to blame the Left for all of the misinformation going on at the moment and people not knowing what to believe or who is an authority anymore. Such are the fruits of postmodernity: Proudly brought to you by the Left.

    (Do you spell it postmodernity, post modernity or post-modernity or is there no truth?)

  26. JC Avatar

    I live in hope that someone will force me to change my mind.

    Really Doc? You think you could say be persuaded by Fatboy or Stepford from Brisbane to change your mind? Wow!

  27. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Mind you, if you deleted Rosie’s comments here, the total would go down considerably.”

    Mind you, if you deleted Bird/Thor’s crap on Dash Cat, the total would plummet.

    BTW, it isn’t a competition….some people have a preference….and that isn’t a crime.

  28. P Avatar
    P

    From the vid above:
    Congratulations Father of the Year. I’ll let you guess!

  29. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Really Doc? You think you could say be persuaded by Fatboy or Stepford from Brisbane to change your mind? Wow!

    Rather a low probability, but Dover has given me occasion to revise my position once or twice.

  30. John H. Avatar
    John H.

    feelthebernsays:
    September 3, 2021 at 3:08 pm
    I also suggested to them that they looked completely out of shape and they ought exercise more and eat healthy , non-fattening food.

    JC, those salad dodgers have just flagged your rego as one to stop at every opportunity.

    Exactly. JC is now a marked man. If JC was in some beat up old jalopy they probably would have found an excuse to charge him with something there and then.

  31. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    Scott Morrison @ScottMorrisonMP
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    1h
    Australia is now only 2 million first doses away from achieving the 70% first dose vaccination coverage. Every vaccination brings us closer to the freedoms we enjoy.

    Does this ridiculous man really believe he inspires us? That when he says “Let’s go!” that people bound to their feet like excited retrievers that have just seen their owner grab their lead and head to the front door?

    ScoMo, you are in your position because of internecine jostling of party of misanthropes, goblins and trolls, and your party is in power because voters are compelled by law, under threat of being fined, to queue up at a school and cast a vote for either your party or another one of near identical abomination.

    Your polls that have you ahead or behind Albosleazy does not mean we think you are a good bloke. It is like people having either diarrhea or the runs – the only difference is the name.

  32. JC Avatar

    JC, most of the plod I’ve seen walking around Sydney aren’t just fat.
    They’re bordering on obese.

    I know. Imagine them chasing a slim crim. There’s really too many cops for the level of crime, I reckon. Most of their crap these days is fining people with speed cameras or setting up on main arterial roads to see if people are rego compliant as we no longer have rego stickers.

    Lat year, I was was stopped at 11 am for a fucking breathalyzer on a week day and there was a whole posse of them. They’re the pits and as unionized as all fuck. Just despicable scum.

    A while ago I read the stat that while the two northern states have a ratio of 1 cop to 500. Victoria is 1 to 300. You could easily defund these scumbags, getting rid of half the fuckers and the other half made to actually work and fight crime.

  33. Lysander Avatar
    Lysander

    So, I’ve got a question and I’m not sure if it is politically correct but…

    How does the Paralympics determine who is disabled and who is not (and to the extent of their disability?). Like, can a one legged swimmer compete a disabled person with one arm or with multiple sclerosis? And what if their MS hasn’t completely manifested itself yet?

  34. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “ScoMo, you are in your position because of internecine jostling of party of misanthropes, goblins and trolls, and your party is in power because voters are compelled by law, under threat of being fined, to queue up at a school and cast a vote for either your party or another one of near identical abomination.”

    A perfect description ML.

  35. JC Avatar

    Lysander.. Lol

    I’ve always wondered that too. Like if a dude is missing both legs and is in a swim race with someone with both legs and one arm, how can you tell whom wins.. like really wins.

    I have a funny story that was told to me a few years ago and it’s about a dude who’s in the current Paralympics. He’s in a wheel chair and I think he’s missing both legs from birth. Anyway we were told he was actually seeing a girl who is the daughter of our friends’ friends (who we knew also). The girl was really decent looking, and from what we were told .. like really good looking. He broke off with her because he was “busy with his life” and told her he wanted to meet other sheilas. This is a fucker in a wheel and has that attitude. Incredible!

  36. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Clare Chandler, LNP senator from Tasmania on the scourge of the alphabet people. It is ironic though that fembots have been leading the charge against the patriarchy and now they’re being snookered by chicks with dicks:

    Private spaces for women and girls used to be the norm in Australia.

    Female-only spas, gyms and sporting teams were widespread, and as a nation we valued the importance of these spaces to keep women and girls safe.

    But as Aussie entrepreneur Sall Grover knows all too well, that’s not the case anymore.

    Sall was a Hollywood screenwriter, living her dream in the US when sexual harassment and assault became a regular part of her work day: you can read about Sall’s heartbreaking experiences here.

    Sall realised she needed a strong female support network in her life.

    And with that Giggle was born, the social media app for women only.

    Giggle was designed to give women “choice, control, consent and connection”, and is specifically designed to be female-only. We all know about the dangers of people pretending to be someone they’re not online.

    But, of course, the radical ideologues and trans activists weren’t going to stand for that. They came for Sall and have directed horrific abuse and threats towards her.

    Despite this, Sall persisted. So now, they’re employing the familiar tactics of cancel culture to go after Giggle by convincing the major US-based fundraising platform, KickStarter, to cancel its support for the app because it contained “hateful or offensive content that fails to meet Kickstarter’s spirit of inclusivity by promoting discrimination, bigotry, or intolerance towards marginalized groups”.

    “Giggle is designed to give women choice, control, consent and connection.”

    How on earth could anyone consider that to be hateful or offensive?

    Unfortunately, this woke madness is getting worse across the entire Western world.

    In Scotland, five police officers showed up to a pub to remove a group of women – not because they’d done anything wrong but because the trans-woman bar manager recognised them as feminists (or TERFs as the bar manager referred to them on Twitter, claiming “You dinnae belong in pubs… or society”).

    “It’s quite something when women having a drink with friends are considered the most dangerous of clientele,” said a spokesperson from For Women Scotland.

    How mad is the world getting when the police show up in force to respond to complaints that women who believe in sex-based rights are having a quiet drink in a pub?

    Even right here at home the war on women has become core business for taxpayer-funded bureaucrats. But thanks to your support, we’re speaking up and fighting back.

    Last week, it emerged that the Federal Department of Health had rewritten a guide to COVID-19 vaccinations for pregnant women by deleting the word “women” and replacing it with “people who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy”.

    This was another clear example of how this woke, anti-women ideology has infiltrated Australia’s public service.

    Today, success! The guide has been re-issued and once again refers to women and mothers, as it should.

    Your tip-offs about how, why and when unelected bureaucrats are promoting this dangerous and unscientific propaganda are having a real impact, and the dam wall is starting to break.

  37. Lysander Avatar
    Lysander

    Wow JC. At least he’s got balls! 😛

  38. JC Avatar

    Wow JC. At least he’s got balls! ?

    I know, like an incredible attitude, right?

  39. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Last week, it emerged that the Federal Department of Health had rewritten a guide to COVID-19 vaccinations for pregnant women by deleting the word “women” and replacing it with “people who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy”.

    This was another clear example of how this woke, anti-women ideology has infiltrated Australia’s public service.”

    Note how we don’t see descriptions such as “people with prostrate cancer or “people with scrotum cancer”. This language is sinister, it’s insidious and it’s all about the erasure of woman/women. It’s pure unadulterated misogyny.

  40. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    Has anyone else notice the various Newscorpse outlets ramping up the attacks on the Vax hesitant? Labelling anyone who doesn’t fall in line “morons, unhinged, desperate, despicable, lacking morality, low IQ and conspiracy theorists”?

    The end can’t come soon enough for legacy media.

    Couldn’t agree more. Unfortunately it is taking so long to die and it will inflict as much damage as possible before it does die.

  41. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Ed Berry has a new PR paper showing the increase in atmospheric CO2 is primarily natural and therefore there is fuck-all humans can do about it; even if CO2 did control climate, which it doesn’t.

    Abstract: The natural carbon cycle specified by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has consequences. It supports a physics carbon cycle model that calculates a “true’ human carbon cycle. This “true” human carbon cycle contradicts IPCC’s human carbon cycle and contradicts IPCC’s assumption that natural CO2stayed at its 1750 level while humanCO2caused all the CO2increase. It shows human CO2has added only 33 ppm to the atmosphere as of 2020, which means natural CO2has added 100 ppm. It shows if human CO2emissions stopped at the end of 2020, the human-caused CO2increase would fall from 33 ppm to 16 ppm by 2040, and to 10 ppm by 2100, showing there is no climate emergency. It shows how increased surface temperature and deep ocean overturning can independently add 100 ppm of CO2to the atmosphere to explain the rise in natural CO2. It shows carbon from net land use change flows rapidly to the deep ocean, leaving little carbon in the atmosphere. Finally, the D14C balance level has remained near zero even as the 14CO2 and 12CO2 levels changed, which shows the ocean is the primary source of the natural 12CO2 increase.

    https://edberry.com/blog/climate/climate-physics/preprint3/?__s=4avqv8uuorppibnhqfyh

  42. Megan Avatar
    Megan

    Would he have been given the data about re-infections of the jabbed, or the deaths and injuries from the jabs? I doubt it!

    I also seriously doubt it, Bushkid. I told him I was horrified that he had been forced into it and said so. Who the hell knows who was actually doing the vaccinating either? These guys are there in the early hours and on tight schedules. Asking the right questions takes time they don’t have.

  43. johanna Avatar
    johanna

    I live in hope that someone will force me to change my mind. Failing that, a good laugh.

    You need someone to ‘force’ you to change your mind?

    Right.

    In other news, this ‘we’re only x jabs away from Nirvana’ stuff is ludicrous. Public health is now just like a telephon on TV. Indeed. it’s surprising that some of the emojis who advise our betters haven’t suggested it.

  44. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “The end can’t come soon enough for legacy media.”

    Agree but it will take a while…because governments will prop them up financially. They’ve already done this in Canada.

  45. The Beer Whisperer Avatar
    The Beer Whisperer

    In Scotland, five police officers showed up to a pub to remove a group of women – not because they’d done anything wrong but because the trans-woman bar manager recognised them as feminists (or TERFs as the bar manager referred to them on Twitter, claiming “You dinnae belong in pubs… or society”).

    Ballsy. Ballsy, but stupid. How easy is it to boycott a pub into bankruptcy when they take a decidedly minority position?

    Especially when a pub relies on local clientele who all talk to each other.

  46. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Dr Faustussays:
    September 3, 2021 at 3:38 pm
    Watch live: Auckland supermarket stabbings a terror attack, Prime Minister says

    ISIS fancier shot dead by cops.

    The feckless, treasonous deference vomited by horse-face in response to this attack is typical of Western leaders. Islam is a virus, it makes the chunk virus seem like a back-rub.

  47. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Watch live: Auckland supermarket stabbings a terror attack, Prime Minister says

    ISIS fancier shot dead by cops.”

    Amen but it will soon disappear into the forgettery. Which reminds me…is the Victorian government planning to ban the ISIS flag along with the swastika?

  48. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    ISIS fancier shot dead by cops.

    One less homicidal loony in the world, making it a cleaner and better place.

  49. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    Mr. Rafael Epstein cuts off a phone call the instant he realises the caller is pointing out “we’re not all in this together, & especially so for the ABC”.
    —————————————-
    Another sawn off runt like Faine.
    Virtual power over real men through a button in a control booth.

  50. Indolent Avatar
    Indolent

    Full dictatorship has arrived in Australia. Exactly what Struth has been warning about.
    A clip from Channel 7 news, announcing this as something perfectly normal. When Morrison and Gladys came on my computer screen was at risk and I had to turn it off.

  51. JC Avatar

    Mind changing? Here’s a dude who really did change my mind at the depth of the GFC and he’s so right. He hated Trump with a passion which is only seen in academics (he’s one). But, that’s his bling spot. He great on macro-economics which is essentially monetary policy.

    He’s written another book.

    TheMoneyIllusion

    A slightly off-center perspective on monetary problems.

    Finally!

    My new book (entitled The Money Illusion) can now be ordered online. My intended audience for the book is mostly younger people that are studying macroeconomics. While I welcome older readers, for a couple of reasons many of them won’t be persuaded by my arguments:

    First, I don’t fit neatly into any of the tribes out there. Right-wingers won’t like the fact that I blame the Great Recession on tight money policies of the sort advocated by conservatives. Progressives won’t like the fact that I blame the Great Recession on government policy (the Fed), not the “inherent instability of capitalism”. They won’t like my dismissal of fiscal policy, or my claim that unemployment compensation boosts unemployment. I didn’t write this book to win friends.

    A second problem is that my views are pretty contrarian. I reject the conventional way of looking at monetary policy, which focuses on central bank control of interest rates. Instead, I argue that what really matters is central bank policies that influence the supply and demand for base money. I deny the existence of asset price bubbles.

    So I’m looking to convince people who haven’t yet adopted a tribe, who still have an open mind about how the world works. Those are often younger people.

    George Selgin wrote a nice review of the book for Barron’s. At one point he noted that I hadn’t given much attention to the case for NGDP targeting:

    The Money Illusion is more than a restatement of the tenets of Market Monetarism because it also looks at sundry other monetary economics topics, albeit always from Sumner’s distinct point of view, and because it includes Sumner’s account of his own intellectual journey. But by pursuing these other agendas, it sacrifices the advantage of a narrower scope, and correspondingly sharper focus. The case for NGDP targeting is among the casualties of this approach: Arguments for it may be the warp of the book. But too often they disappear behind its weft.

    While I do make a forceful case for NGDP targeting, that’s certainly not the main focus of the book, and not the focus of what I’ve been doing for the past 13 years. So what has been my focus? On policy questions I’ve emphasized three points:

    1. Level targeting of a nominal aggregate. Commit to return to the previous trend line after a nominal shock.

    2. Target the market forecast. Set policy at a position where the market expects success.

    3. A “whatever it takes” monetary policy. The central bank should do as much as necessary to hit its target, and should not rely on fiscal stimulus. Failure is not an acceptable outcome.

    To me, these are the core ideas of market monetarism.

    Another theme of my blogging has been “never reason from a price change”. Interest rates do not tell us anything about the stance of monetary policy. This is also a monetarist idea.

    Obviously there’s much more in the book. I tried to write the sort of book that I would have enjoyed reading at age 20. I hope you enjoy it and I welcome your feedback.

    PS. Over at Econlog I have some additional thoughts on the book.

    PPS. I originally intended to write the book using the breezy informal style of my blog posts, but was strongly dissuaded by reviewers. (I kept one page of that style as an example for readers that never saw my blogging.) Chapter 1 was originally entitled “The Autistic Economist”—you can image how that went over in this woke era! On a serious note, I do thank a number of reviewers for making the book better, for preventing me from repeatedly embarrassing myself.

    PPPS. I have a Mercatus working paper coming out this fall that presents economists like Paul Krugman and Ben Bernanke in a more favorable light than this book. There’s no direct contradiction, just a focus on the positive contributions in my new working paper.

    Ignore what he’s said about Krugman. Even though Krugman has become a limp dicked political pundit, he was once a pretty decent economist.

    I believe “MoneyIllusion” was the main influence moving monetary policy in the US and elsewhere towards his thinking.

  52. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Is it just me or do all the politicians on the news have a crazed look about them? Particularly the NSW politicians of both parties.

    Once more, if it’s such a crisis why are none of them wearing masks? This includes reporters all of whom are outdoors where the rest of us must have masks or be arrested.

  53. Old School Conservative Avatar
    Old School Conservative

    we were told he was actually seeing a girl

    Joke told by a no-legged motivational speaker a few years ago:
    His wife (able bodied) married him because she wanted a bloke whose todger reached to the ground.

  54. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    The Hun:

    ‘Nadia Barrel may have breached Covid lockdown rules after a video of her snorting a white powder in front of friends emerged.’

    1. It’s Coppolino. Nadia Coppolino.
    2. Apparently a lockdown breach is more important than vacuuming coke through her trommed-down schnoz.
    3. The excuse, delivered via social media will be ‘but Jimmy didn’t give enough cash to me’.
    4. Now I know her price.

  55. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    *Bartel*

    Autowreck.

  56. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Stupid phone.

    Somebody should Do Something.

  57. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    TaliDan full feral.
    Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews says the state will move from lockdowns to lockouts of the unvaccinated, as people will find they will be shut out from public venues and events such as sport, restaurants, travel, cinemas and shows.

    Vaccinated or unvaccinated, nobody would sit with the prick or buy him a beer.

  58. The Beer Whisperer Avatar
    The Beer Whisperer

    Agree but it will take a while…because governments will prop them up financially. They’ve already done this in Canada.

    Canada is fascist then. Government sanctioned businesses are a cornerstone of fascism, and government controlled media, directly or by influence by funding is another one. Two cornerstones of fascism in a single act of bastardry.

  59. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    Do business people really want a state government to take full control of their trade and custom?
    This has got to breach some law somewhere.
    Brokeback reckons he can set up a pilot medical apartheid scheme in some regional towns.
    I wouldn’t like to be the turd who tries it to please Dan.

  60. Zatara Avatar
    Zatara

    Cassie of Sydney says:
    September 3, 2021 at 6:27 am

    Oh and further to the pervert above…being California he’s unlikely to be convicted but if he does go to prison…wanna bet he’ll be sent to a women’s only prison?

    Funny you should mention that Cassie.

    Californian Women’s Prisons Dealing With ‘Wave of Pregnancies’

    This, of course, would be the result of state laws that let biological male inmates transfer to women’s prisons, provided these men identify as transgender. The law, SB132, took effect in January. Since then, 261 men have asked to be moved to the women’s facilities.

    Yeah, nobody could have seen that coming.

  61. Makka Avatar
    Makka

    Watch this space for the carefully placed briefings pre-empting a cautious opening “dependent on Federal vaccination rates”.

    Yes and he’s quietly moved the 2nd AZ jab down to 6 weeks from 12 , so as to make the 2nd jab hurdle arrive quicker. Combine this with his toned down rhetoric about giving up on zero covid and it’s clear the worm has turned.

  62. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    or my claim that unemployment compensation boosts unemployment.

    An important point to make at this time for the young, who are being seduced with easy money without realising the risk to themselves it poses. A lot of grown ups are selling them snake oil. The kids will need to be way smarter than their professors, the experts, and media have prepared them for.

    I did snicker at the superficial literal paradox of selling ‘The Money Illusion’ online where it is only ever a swirl of electrons and bits.

  63. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Mind changing? Here’s a dude who really did change my mind at the depth of the GFC and he’s so right.

    Is this Irving Fisher your talking about, JC?

  64. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    ScoMo smiling when he tells the unvaccinated, unproven to have Covid, that they will be denied access to businesses.
    How does this man call himself a Christian?
    Where are the ministers of religion to tell him the nasty behaviour he is promoting?

  65. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “How does this man call himself a Christian?”

    He’s a despicable, disgraceful grub. He doesn’t have a single liberal/libertarian/conservative bone in this body and he’s leading the Liberals to a defeat of biblical proportions.

  66. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    Just another empty suit

  67. calli Avatar
    calli

    Where are the ministers of religion to tell him the nasty behaviour he is promoting?

    They did. A year ago.

    He ignored them.

  68. calli Avatar
    calli

    I also understand that church leaders in the UK have told Johnson and vo that they will not be turning away the unvaxxed when the whole “passport” no jab no entry to public places was put forward.

  69. Zatara Avatar
    Zatara

    What I find most amusing about that report decrying pregnancies in California women’s prisons is that it was written by the hard-left ‘Women’s Liberation Front’ or WoLF.

    Funny, they were all for SB132 when it was enacted, being good marxists and true to the party line.

    (Insert crack about being hoisted on one’s own petard here)

  70. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    I noted the morning that we needed a drink in northern Victoria.
    18mm today.
    Thank you climate change.

  71. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    Oops…am on bus and went to like Calli’s comment at 4.52 and accidentally pressed the report comment…apologies!

  72. Old Lefty Avatar
    Old Lefty

    We read St Jacinda assuring us that the attack was carried out by an individual, not a faith, but nowhere do she or the ABC say what faith it is not:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-03/new-zealand-mall-stabbing-auckland/100432350

    Had the alleged attacker gone to the shops to buy Muesli, I wonder?

  73. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    Don’t worry Cassie.
    I’m always on the phone with my fat fingers and fading eyesight, you’ve all been reported by me.

  74. Mater Avatar
    Mater

    If you didn’t catch Chairman Dan’s Presser, the highlight is on my new post.
    A minute and a half you should see.

    https://newcatallaxy.blog/2021/09/03/and-there-it-is/

  75. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    I also understand that church leaders in the UK have told Johnson and vo that they will not be turning away the unvaxxed when the whole “passport” no jab no entry to public places was put forward.

    There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, vaxxed nor unvaxxed; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

    Galatians 3:28 (New Amplified Version; © 2021).

  76. lotocoti Avatar
    lotocoti

    The reason he was in the community is because within the law we could not put him anywhere else. His past behaviour was, within the threshold of the law, not enough to put him in prison.

    If mister stabby was a garage nasty, Jacinta would’ve found a way.

  77. calli Avatar
    calli

    Cassie of Sydney says:
    September 3, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Ahahaha!

    Another strike and down I go into the abyss!

    Yes, Roger. It’s perfectly clear. There are some things more important than obeying a heedless PM.

  78. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    More on Mr Stabby.

    ‘Violent extremist’ inspired by ISIS is shot dead by police after stabbing six in Auckland supermarket

    Since he’s obviously observant I wonder which mosque he’s been attending? Neither here nor there I suppose since he’s just suffered fatal lead poisoning.

  79. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    Mater.
    I have come to the opinion that our PM and premiers are all extremely odd people.
    Would the average person ever seek their company or call them a friend?
    They are bubble people and have not shared the common experiences or wisdom of common folk.
    That makes them dangerous to liberty, and they’ve proved it.

  80. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    How does this man call himself a Christian?

    He may just be one of those awful shallow types who has a checklist of what a Christian does (go to services, no cheating on the wife, don’t swear etc) but without the sense of the spirit. Without grace.

    He may well give money to charities for druggies (tick) but step around the crumpled, bone-thin, bone-grey remnant of a person groaning in a doorway on his way to grab a morning cappuccino without thinking for a moment of pausing to ask them how it happened.

    Proud (to the extent that his checklist will allow) that he is a good man, looking upwards and smiling more to a colleague than to God, blissfully unaware of the grime and desperate suffering about his feet.

  81. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    Yes they are dangerous and it’s obvious that ‘democracy’ is totally broken. Has been for a long time but all the malignancies from this are getting more and more overwhelming.

  82. Ellen of Tasmania Avatar
    Ellen of Tasmania

    Church leaders are still trying to tell the PM.

    There’s the Ezekiel Declaration – https://caldronpool.com/ezekieldeclaration/

    and the ACL Petition – https://www.acl.org.au/pet_religious_freedom_2105

    Don’t know what good it will do in this tyrrany.

  83. JC Avatar

    Is this Irving Fisher your talking about, JC?

    No. I’m talking about Scott Sumner – an academic economist who is now retired. Back in the GFC, he explained to the world what we were doing wrong.

    I think his politics are screwed up as he’s mentally unwell when the subject turns to Trump, but on macro economics he is, in my view, the best that’s come along.

  84. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Cassie of Sydney says:
    September 3, 2021 at 4:45 pm
    “How does this man call himself a Christian?”

    He’s a despicable, disgraceful grub. He doesn’t have a single liberal/libertarian/conservative bone in this body and he’s leading the Liberals to a defeat of biblical proportions.

    One, Hillsong is not a church, it is a theatrical organisation.

    Second, the defeat will have to be of biblical proportions to bring some Liberals to their senses or just get rid of them as a party to make room for a new one that will actually represent their voters.

  85. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

    Is there a name or faith yet, for the Lone Wolf who got all stabby with housewives in an Auckland supermarket?

  86. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Yes they are dangerous and it’s obvious that ‘democracy’ is totally broken. Has been for a long time but all the malignancies from this are getting more and more overwhelming.

    Too many ppl happy to be looked after.

    Too many women and effeminate males in positions of authority.

    It’s getting irritating.

  87. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    One, Hillsong is not a church, it is a theatrical organisation.

    Worthy not just of a thumbs up, but an emoji too.

    ?

  88. Old School Conservative Avatar
    Old School Conservative

    Ms Ardern described the man as a “violent extremist” and supporter of ISIS who became known to police in 2016.
    “What happened today was despicable, it was hateful, it was wrong,” Ms Ardern said, adding it was not representative of any faith or community.

    “What does the I stand for in ISIS, PM?” asked not one journalist, ever.

  89. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Well, that didn’t work.

  90. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    Second, the defeat will have to be of biblical proportions to bring some Liberals to their senses or just get rid of them as a party to make room for a new one that will actually represent their voters.

    I think the lieboral party is a lost cause. It is totally infested with and under the control of wishy washies and trumble style grifters.

  91. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    No. I’m talking about Scott Sumner –

    He didn’t write a book called the money illusion. What book are you talking about?

  92. Old School Conservative Avatar
    Old School Conservative

    Worthy not just of a thumbs up, but an emoji too.

    ?

  93. JC Avatar

    Crossie

    It’s a little early in the piece to be counting him out. We’re opening by December people won; be so upset after. It’s how I think it may go.

  94. Fat Tony Avatar
    Fat Tony

    I wouldn’t be too concerned about electoral loss of Biblical proportions – a state of emergency can see elections deferred indefinitely or done on-line (like Census) where I’m sure the incumbent Party would receive more than enough votes to romp in.

    They’ve wiped their arses with the Constitution (always was a politicians’ constitution anyway) andthey have the guns.

  95. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

    I’m struggling with how much it will have cost NZ to have a squad of armed plod following this thing’s every move for the past years.

  96. Old School Conservative Avatar
    Old School Conservative

    Well that didn’t work.
    Must work harder on emoji-fu.

  97. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

    I think the lieboral party is a lost cause.

    The Liberal Party is Craig Kelly.
    As said in The Australian today by Henry Ergas, Craig Kelly is a tide marker, that shows how far the modern liberal party has slipped from where it used to be.

    No wonder Slomo & co loathe Kelly.

  98. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Proud (to the extent that his checklist will allow) that he is a good man, looking upwards and smiling more to a colleague than to God, blissfully unaware of the grime and desperate suffering about his feet.

    A Pharisee?

  99. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    🙂 😀 :-/ 😉

  100. Mater Avatar
  101. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    ” adding it was not representative of any faith or community.”

    LOL. As I wrote earlier….the stabbing will just go into the forgettery. Who remembers Maurice and Zoe Antill? Remember how quickly that was filed into the forgettery? An elderly couple who had their throats slashed by a rodent adherent of the scummy religion of pieces.

  102. JC Avatar

    Drills

    I’m just a little curious here. On the old blog you mentioned a few times that if caught out with a terminal illness, one of your actions , immediately after hearing such very, very sad news, would be to arm-up, load-up. then head to the bank and take out the bank staff for not lending money.

    Here though, you appear to be very agitated over the loon stabbing people in the NZ supermarket.

    Can you explain how his action and your promised one are so qualitatively different that they cannot be compared?
    I’m confused here. I’m guessing that you have a problem with religious based murders whereas as if it’s to do with money (in this case loans) it’s much different and therefore justified. Am I on the right track here? Thanks.

  103. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    ScoMo on his vaccine swap with the UK

    “From Downing Street to Down Under, we’re doubling down”

    We’ve got a special needs PM.
    Not the full two Bob.

  104. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Crossie

    It’s a little early in the piece to be counting him out. We’re opening by December people won; be so upset after. It’s how I think it may go.

    All the small business operators who have and will go bankrupt are not likely to forget or forgive, nor will their families and friends.

    Then think of all the poor people who couldn’t get to see their doctors and now have far worse medical problems than COVID.

    Then all those parents who have been driven up the wall by having to work at home and homeschool their kids.

    Then all those people who couldn’t go to funerals of loved ones and friends, see then in hospital or provide comfort in their dying days.

    Then all those grandparents who were deprived of their grandchildren, missed out on special moments and milestones even if they were only in the next street.

    Shall I continue?

  105. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    I’m struggling with how much it will have cost NZ to have a squad of armed plod following this thing’s every move for the past years.

    Three shifts a day, every day, for five years.

    And he’s not the only one.

    Just last month Ardern’s government rejected a $50 per week benefit increase for families on welfare.

    That’s their prerogative, to be sure, but Ardern came to office campaigning that NZ children were starving “in their hundreds of thousands” under John Key.

  106. JC Avatar

    The Liberal Party is Craig Kelly.

    No joke, but isn’t Craig Kelly doing ads for the UAP at the moment. Man, Craigie is not a good looking dude. Ugly schnauzer comes to mind.

  107. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    No. I’m talking about Scott Sumner –

    JC, scott Sumner didn’t write a book called the money illusion. What book are you talking about?

  108. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure says:
    September 3, 2021 at 6:02 pm
    I think the lieboral party is a lost cause.
    The Liberal Party is Craig Kelly.
    As said in The Australian today by Henry Ergas, Craig Kelly is a tide marker, that shows how far the modern liberal party has slipped from where it used to be.

    No wonder Slomo & co loathe Kelly.

    For forty years I voted only Liberal and along comes Turnbull and ScoMo and no more.

  109. JC Avatar

    Crossie

    Why is that any of the Federal Liberal Party’s (direct) fault?

    Don’t get me wrong as this is quite possible especially in the fucked in the head state of Victoria.

    People could vote in droves against the Feds because of the lockdown while people vote in droves for the Hunchback because of the lockdowns and “keeping us safe”.

    Do you think, I’m catching the mood here? 🙂

  110. A Suggestion Avatar
    A Suggestion

    DrBeauGan:
    Too many ppl happy to be looked after.

    The long march of Civilisation in human affairs is a steady easing of the burden of making a living. Each generation makes it easier for the following generation to exist. So the agricultural revolution resulted in fewer people needing to work to achieve the same or better results in harvest as an example.

    If this premise is taken to be true, why then the disapproval of people justly taking advantage of the advance of civilisation to not work and be “looked after”.

    Further, the Western “Capitalist” system encourages winner takes all behaviour. This means that some actively seek to disadvantage others. This results in any life failure being a failure for life. Loss of “assets” for the vast majority of people is irreversible.

    The “Democratic” governance system is at last seen for what it is. A corrupt winner takes all system where rich persons can buy politicians and politicians have no respect or duty to their electorate.

    There is no honour here.
    There is no respect here.
    There is no security here.

    There is only endless corruption and lawlessness.

  111. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    JC – They all say we’re opening up by December.

    But on the arc we’re going by December we’ll be having 10,000 positive tests a day and the deaths will be at least double figures, possibly triple figures. All those elderly which the flu hasn’t been carrying off for over a year are still ready to be carried off, vaccination or no vaccination.

    The Western Sydney problem is out of control because the locals are ignoring and actually evading the quarantine restrictions. Gladys can’t stop that from happening without bringing in the ADF and basically starting a war.

    So I do rather doubt we’ll be opening up any time soon. The pollies’ have dug their hole ‘way too deeply for that. Maybe they’ll try, but the pressure on them to Do Something will become immense, and we all know what they will default to doing in such a circumstance.

  112. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “No joke, but isn’t Craig Kelly doing ads for the UAP at the moment. Man, Craigie is not a good looking dude. Ugly schnauzer comes to mind.”

    I’ve met Craig numerous times. He a very nice man, ebullient, polite, sense of humour, middle Australia…which is why he made his seat of Hughes (which borders Scummo’s seat of Cook) a safe Liberal seat. Craig represents everything the Liberal party once stood for…Menzies’ values…small business, free speech, liberty, individual responsibility, aspiration. The party no longer represents any of that. What Scumbag Morrison did to Kelly in February of this year was shameful. He sided with Labor against one of his own. Kelly is a backbencher and the Liberal party has a long history of mavericks…but no, that despicable Morrison chose to side with Labor to censure and silence Kelly….the left have loathed Kelly for years because of his stance on “climate change” and now Covid.

  113. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    great to see Augusto posting here

    Definitely.

    And now for a piece of, let me see now, what is it? Ah, yes ‘style over substance’.

    Our travertine stone tiling on our verandahs and enclosures has been cut, laid, grouted and now sealed with something that smells noxious but works a treat. Shiny now and it brings out the coloration variability in the stone, lending a slightly medieval feel to it. Wonderful. So there is a great sense of style, and given that it’s quite a hefty stone, quite a lot of substance too, truth be told.

    We halted work during the period of two neighbours kids’ trial HSC exams done at home.
    I am well up on the timetables of this year’s Year 11 and Year 12 subjects and testings.
    Poor kids have enough to put up with during lockdown and don’t need added noise as well.

  114. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Doc, here:

    Not on Kindle. There’s a pathetic book called The Money Illusion by another bloke, and there’s a book by Sumner with Midas in the title. But he’s either wrong or not on Amazon.

  115. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    but the pressure on them to Do Something will become immense, and we all know what they will default to doing in such a circumstance.

    They could try protecting the elderly instead. What a novel idea. Extra contactless support services to those elderly people at home who don’t want to go out to places of exposure. Well worth a bit of money spent on those in place of horrendously expensive and draining lockdowns.

  116. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    He’s not on Kindle. The book does exist, although it’s got a much longer title.

  117. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    I’m struggling with how much it will have cost NZ to have a squad of armed plod following this thing’s every move for the past years.

    That occured to me too.
    Let’s say it is a crew of two watching him.
    Hours required 365 x 24 x 2 heads = 17,520 hours.
    Given a standard working year of 1650 hours per person after leave, training, yada yada, that requires 11 FTEs.

  118. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    So I do rather doubt we’ll be opening up any time soon.

    Mss. Palaszczuk & Young agree with you, Bruce.

    On the other side of the ledger, it seems to me that Andrews is taking a rather sadistic delight in threatening the unvaxxed with loss of freedoms.

    Politics attracts the weirdest of people.

    That’ll be our downfall.

  119. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Horseface:

    What happened today was despicable, it was hateful it was wrong,” Ms Ardern said in a news conference. “It was carried out by an individual, not a faith.”

    She added that she was “absolutely gutted” to hear about the attack.

    There is no ISIS, Al-qaeda or any other terrorist group, there is only islam. Ardern is a traitor and/or a fool, typical of our ‘leaders’; what a pity she wasn’t literally gutted like the 6 other poor bastards who will be comfited by horseface’s assertion that is was just a nut and not a faith who rearranged their intestines.

  120. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    it seems to me that Andrews is taking a rather sadistic delight in threatening the unvaxxed with loss of freedoms.

    It tells you what a nasty shit he is. A thorough-going politician, with a firm conviction that he has the right to tell everyone what to do. And who really enjoys doing it.

  121. Old bloke Avatar
    Old bloke

    Last week, it emerged that the Federal Department of Health had rewritten a guide to COVID-19 vaccinations for pregnant women by deleting the word “women” and replacing it with “people who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy”.

    This was another clear example of how this woke, anti-women ideology has infiltrated Australia’s public service.

    Today, success! The guide has been re-issued and once again refers to women and mothers, as it should.

    I wish they left the guide as it was. I could seek vaccine exemption as a “person planning pregnancy.”

    The fact that I’m (a) Old, and (b) a bloke wouldn’t matter, I can identify as anything I want.

  122. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Ardern is a traitor and/or a fool,”

    She’s a fool….and that makes her more dangerous.

  123. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Mss. Palaszczuk & Young agree with you, Bruce.

    Wince…

    Politics attracts the weirdest of people.

    Not me, I’ve learnt my limitations. Birds and animals and science I can do, not people.
    Now back to my novel, taking refuge in fiction appeals to me right now.
    Reality is increasingly distasteful.

  124. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    If this premise is taken to be true, why then the disapproval of people justly taking advantage of the advance of civilisation to not work and be “looked after”.

    I grant your premise; we are the heirs to the hard work of our ancestors and it has made us wealthy beyond comprehension. But that has nothing to do with wanting to be looked after. It might have led to a flourishing of arts and science as people revelled in their affluence, to a free and independent spirit. We’ve got the opposite.

    Capitalism isn’t a theory of economics. It’s nothing more than government letting people trade with minimal restrictions. Moralising about it is the infallible mark of the undeveloped mind.

  125. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Bugger.

  126. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Reality is increasingly distasteful.

    That it is.

    My refuge is history and theology.

    They grant perspective.

  127. Dot Avatar

    What a smug woman.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/welcome-to-my-nightmare-one-gp-s-adventures-with-anti-vaxxers-and-their-infodemic-20210902-p58o2g.html

    So she intentionally brings up the dumbest arguments against vaccination and then expects other educated people who don’t agree with her to just shut up?

    Despicable.

    How does she explain away any of the insane nonsense Fauci has spouted such as wearing multiple face masks or booster shots every five months after shots 1 & 2; let alone degrading crap like anal swabbing in China?

    It is perfectly reasonable to demand a traditional attenuated virus vaccine.

  128. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    Andrews openly talked about mandatory vaccinations for people who won’t voluntarily get the jab.
    This precious toddler is throwing a tantrum because his lockdown has failed and he didn’t get to boast it in front of ScoMo and Gladys, so now he’s taking his anger out on citizens.
    No football
    No Pub
    No Clubs
    No restaurant
    A psychological assessment to be made of TaliDan.

  129. Fat Tony Avatar
    Fat Tony

    Reality is for people who can’t handle drugs

  130. Indolent Avatar
    Indolent

    Scott Morrison @ScottMorrisonMP
    ·
    1h
    Australia is now only 2 million first doses away from achieving the 70% first dose vaccination coverage. Every vaccination brings us closer to the freedoms we enjoy.

    So let’s get this done by getting your jab today!

    Dr Zelenko in his interview with Craig Kelly got Morrison exactly right when he called him a prostitute who had sold out the country he had been elected to protect.

  131. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    My refuge is history and theology.

    Them too Roger. Currently been reading Hosea. Hos. 6:2 is one of my favorites. Also have a bookmark in the first vol of the account of the AIF fighting against the Japanese, but that is a bit too real and painful for me to want to get back into just yet.

  132. Dot Avatar

    *Every vaccination brings us closer to the freedoms we enjoy.*

    Stage managed crap designed to make it look like you had a plan all along, didn’t make it up as you went along and didn’t panic on the most inaccurate and incompetent of forecasts.

  133. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Also have a bookmark in the first vol of the account of the AIF fighting against the Japanese, but that is a bit too real and painful for me to want to get back into just yet.

    Yes, there are no doubt good reasons why my grandfather would never talk about that.

    I’ve since pieced together some of the history from his service record.

    The greatest generation.

  134. Indolent Avatar
    Indolent

    “I’m not comfortable with any deaths that are preventable. So that’s why I want every single Queenslander who can be vaccinated to get vaccinated because that is the best protection, and that’s why I’ve spent the last 19 months doing everything I can.”

    This is a massive lie. If she were really interested in saving lives she would be advocating every cure, not simply advocating experimental vaccines with serious side effects.

  135. Indolent Avatar
    Indolent

    *Every vaccination brings us closer to the freedoms we enjoy.*

    Stage managed crap designed to make it look like you had a plan all along, didn’t make it up as you went along and didn’t panic on the most inaccurate and incompetent of forecasts.

    It’s actually much worse than that because, if they get their way, we will never be free again. It will always be just as much as they permit at the time. That is not freedom.

    A vaccine passport system means that we will forever be bound to do what we’re told simply to retain access to the most basic things in life.

  136. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    A vaccine passport system means that we will forever be bound to do what we’re told simply to retain access to the most basic things in life.

    A bureaucrat’s wet dream.

  137. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closuresays:
    September 3, 2021 at 6:00 pm
    I’m struggling with how much it will have cost NZ to have a squad of armed plod following this thing’s every move for the past years.

    Not quite every move. The watchers seem to have been having a day off today.

  138. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Rogersays:
    September 3, 2021 at 7:56 pm
    Also have a bookmark in the first vol of the account of the AIF fighting against the Japanese, but that is a bit too real and painful for me to want to get back into just yet.

    Yes, there are no doubt good reasons why my grandfather would never talk about that.

    I’ve since pieced together some of the history from his service record.

    The greatest generation.

    Check if the War Diaries of his unit are on-line at the AWM website. They cover (in varying detail) the day to day activities of each unit. They have been digitising them for some years now, starting with combat arms units. I’m not cure how far they have got, but you might be lucky.

  139. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Not quite every move. The watchers seem to have been having a day off today.

    Ah, no, BJ.
    They were there and popped him off within a minute or two.
    Which actually proves the point that even tight surveillance is no prevention.

  140. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    those elderly people at home who don’t want to go out to places of exposure.

    What is the difference between alabaster and gypsum?

  141. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Rex giving it to Bird on Dash-Cat and drawing the usual suspects in behind Bird.
    Rex could just be a blog wrecker!

  142. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    What is the difference between alabaster and gypsum?

    Carving.

    Alabaster is yummy.

  143. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    Alabaster is yummy.

    absolutist

  144. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    MT – Of course. I’ve at least two, maybe three I forget, patents to my name which centre on the use of gypsum. But gypsum isn’t pretty. Alabaster is pretty.

  145. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    New Fred everyone!

  146. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    You do know there’s new OT.

    Don’t you?

  147. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Ok gypsum can be pretty, I admit. Those crystal caves in Mexico are otherworldly.

  148. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    I used to have an alabaster ash-tray back in the 80’s

  149. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Sancho Panzer

    Ah, no, BJ.
    They were there and popped him off within a minute or two.
    Which actually proves the point that even tight surveillance is no prevention.

    Thanks. I wonder what Horse face will do next?

  150. Winston Smith Avatar

    Arky:

    I’ve talked to JC and he has agreed to bake me some scones and start crocheting a tea cosy.

    I’m curious about the colours and patterns, Arky.
    These are important matters.

  151. Gab Avatar
    Gab

    Hi BoN what do I feed magpies ?

    .22 pellets 🙂

  152. dover0beach Avatar

    Tom Elliott again frothing at the mouth about vaccine passports. He loves them. He can’t understand unions being suspicious about compulsory vaccinations. Of course, he is ‘personally’ opposed to them but if the rest of the world is instituting and if ‘freedom’ requires them then so be it.

  153. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/sicktoria/2021/09/i-couldnt-be-prouder-of-them/

    I hope those words come back to haunt Reischfuhrer Bunter.

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