Open Thread – Weekend 3 Sept 2021


The Course of Empire-Destruction, Thomas Cole, 1836

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P
P
September 3, 2021 6:02 pm

Thank you

miltonf
miltonf
September 3, 2021 6:03 pm

Great blog Dover. Thanks again.

calli
calli
September 3, 2021 6:03 pm

I identify as first. 😛

Among equals.

calli
calli
September 3, 2021 6:04 pm

Oh. And have a cocktail…and a little snack on a stick.

Mind you use the coasters.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

I think the lieboral party is a lost cause.

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.

MatrixTransform
September 3, 2021 6:06 pm

use the coasters

beer rings on your french polished buffet?

don’t blame me … youse let me in

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
September 3, 2021 6:13 pm

Starting 11

Tom
Tom
September 3, 2021 6:14 pm

Thanks, Dover. I’m off to the footy (on TV).

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
September 3, 2021 6:23 pm

re NZ stabby man…
St Jacinda will not feel any blowback on this.
Another question she’ll never face is, “he was monitored at great expense, and ultimately to no avail. He’s a Sri Lankan national, entered ten years ago, obviously denied residency- why wasn’t he deported?”

Muddy
Muddy
September 3, 2021 6:28 pm

Muddy!
(Commenter of substance).

P
P
September 3, 2021 6:31 pm
Crossie
Crossie
September 3, 2021 6:31 pm

I copied this from the old thread.

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?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 3, 2021 6:40 pm

Lizzie is here! I will not say commenter of substance or youse will all say I must be fat. 😀

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 3, 2021 6:44 pm

I really like the little up-tick buttons for agreement, approval and recognition of someone’s general substance of the blog ‘s substance.

Note, nothing to do with substance abuse! We can’t have that. Although some will.

Alcohol, of course, is a food and a libation of pleasure and joy through the ages. Quite different.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 3, 2021 6:46 pm

oops, that should be ‘approval’ of the blog’s substance. My keyboard has a backward-moving feature which is very annoying sometimes when you insert a word. Anyway, here’s to Dover’s blog, first drink of the evening, and a suitable toast for it.

Muddy
Muddy
September 3, 2021 6:57 pm

Crossie says:
September 3, 2021 at 6:31 pm

… 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.

The above is perhaps the aspect of the last 18 months that still singes my perception of our society the most. I’ve been lucky to have retained my job, so I can still afford Aldi cat food for myself, and fresh salmon for my dog, but the denial by state decree of comfort, compassion, and company to those who needed it the most, is still something I struggle to comprehend. Even ‘surreal’ does not adequately describe it.

I try to resist the temptation of hyperbole as often as possible, but these figureheads of ours truly are otherworldly monsters, in the sense that they seem to be devoid of the moral anchors that most humans – all of us flawed of course – possess to ground them.

132andBush
132andBush
September 3, 2021 6:57 pm

“Oh. And have a cocktail…and a little snack on a stick.”

Thanks Calli.

Four Pillars extra dry gin with Fever Tree tonic. Traditional 1:3ratio (that’s what I tell everyone)
Better than ANY vaccine.

Megan
Megan
September 3, 2021 6:59 pm

I’m hitting the whiskey bottle. Hard.

Not much else on the horizon.

calli
calli
September 3, 2021 7:00 pm

*adjusts serving wench bodice*

Coming up, sirrah!

132andBush
132andBush
September 3, 2021 7:00 pm

*Rare Dry Gin.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 3, 2021 7:04 pm

I’m hitting the whiskey bottle. Hard.

“Sliante!”

“Wha’s there like us?

Damn few

And they’re all dead!”

areff
areff
September 3, 2021 7:06 pm

this is hilarious. Calling Phil McCracken…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVMAKoSnnJY&t=75s

(from Insta)

JC
JC
September 3, 2021 7:07 pm

Doc

WTF are you doing?

I gave the link on the previous comment.

Here it is. AGAIN!

https://www.amazon.com/Money-Illusion-Monetarism-Recession-Monetary/dp/022677368X

The Money Illusion: Market Monetarism, the Great Recession, and the Future of Monetary Policy First Edition
by Scott Sumner (Author)

I dunno if it’s on Kindle.

Here’s a blurb about it on the Amazon page.

Is it possible that the consensus around what caused the 2008 Great Recession is almost entirely wrong? It’s happened before. Just as Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz led the economics community in the 1960s to reevaluate its view of what caused the Great Depression, the same may be happening now to our understanding of the first economic crisis of this century.

Foregoing the usual relitigating of the problems of housing markets and banking crises, renowned monetary economist Scott Sumner argues that the Great Recession came down to one thing: nominal GDP, the sum of all nominal spending in the economy, which the Federal Reserve erred in allowing to plummet. The Money Illusion is an end-to-end case for this school of thought, known as market monetarism, written by its leading voice in economics. Based almost entirely on standard macroeconomic concepts, this highly accessible text lays a groundwork for a simple yet fundamentally radical understanding of how monetary policy can work best: providing a stable environment for a market economy to flourish.

Doc, I can honestly tell you I spent all my adult/working life trying to figure it all all. Sumner finally helped me get it. Sumner explained Milt.

Muddy
Muddy
September 3, 2021 7:12 pm

I don’t normally do twatter, but that Evelyn Rae link that Dover has retweeted (see upper right of the page) has some interesting posts.

Crossie
Crossie
September 3, 2021 7:13 pm

areff says:
September 3, 2021 at 7:06 pm
this is hilarious. Calling Phil McCracken…

All those people being of the Simpsons generation you would think they would recognise it right off and then just call out the surname. There’s speculation that it was a setup and the guy was in on it. It was hilarious nonetheless.

P
P
September 3, 2021 7:17 pm

It was hilarious nonetheless.

‘Eileen Dover’. No relation to anyone on here I hope.

MatrixTransform
September 3, 2021 7:20 pm

hitting the whiskey bottle. Hard

Caaaarlton draught before dinner (lamb loin roast in the oven as I type)

The missus’ brother is a wine-maker and today we got a surprise care package in the post with a selection of reds where the labeling went wonky.

So central Vic Shiraz for me.

The Singleton whiskey for afters.

Dot
Dot
September 3, 2021 7:44 pm

Dag nammit…posted on old open forum thread.

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 with an efficacy rate that actually makes herd immunity attainable.

miltonf
miltonf
September 3, 2021 7:50 pm

More vomit making fare from the Sydney Morning Vomit.

miltonf
miltonf
September 3, 2021 7:51 pm

Brought to you by Peter Costello.

areff
areff
September 3, 2021 8:02 pm

This talk about covid passports and how we’ll be unable to live normal lives if we don’t have them.

Not to worry. Consider: you’re a restaurateur who has lost two years profits when the unanointed turn up for dinner. What you going to do? Toss out paying customers? I don’t think so.

Anyway, it will only last until we replicate Israel and we see a third wave requiring triple-jabbing. Having been led to believe that two shots are enough, the disillusionment will be total.

Interestingly, if we follow israel’s time line, there’s a good chance the demand for third jabs will coincide more or less with the federal election.

Crossie
Crossie
September 3, 2021 8:06 pm

Does anyone remember the original lockdown which was meant to just flatten the curve? The plan then was still to let the disease run through the population but at a slower pace. Then the plan changed and elimination became the goal which worked for a while.

What we have now with the current infection rate is the natural progression of a virus that hospitals seem able to handle. As in previous flu seasons the oldest and the most vulnerable are hospitalised and even die. The vaccines don’t seem to make much or any difference.

Our health experts have persuaded the governments to kill businesses, economy, spirits, rights, freedoms and all for nothing. If they did nothing the health outcome would have been the same. The kindest thing that can be said about them is that they are extraordinarily stupid.

Crossie
Crossie
September 3, 2021 8:08 pm

miltonf says:
September 3, 2021 at 7:51 pm
Brought to you by Peter Costello.

He still bears a grudge against all Liberal voters, past and present, for not making him a PM.

Crossie
Crossie
September 3, 2021 8:11 pm

Interestingly, if we follow israel’s time line, there’s a good chance the demand for third jabs will coincide more or less with the federal election.

Areff, and just in time for the voters to give ScoMo’s government the metaphorical baseball bat treatment.

areff
areff
September 3, 2021 8:14 pm

My thought exactly, Crossie

John H.
John H.
September 3, 2021 8:23 pm

Crossiesays:
September 3, 2021 at 8:11 pm
Interestingly, if we follow israel’s time line, there’s a good chance the demand for third jabs will coincide more or less with the federal election.

Areff, and just in time for the voters to give ScoMo’s government the metaphorical baseball bat treatment.

Yep, that is in part why I posted that article on Israel a few days ago. The problem though is that most disaffected conservatives will vote for minor parties that distribute preferences to the coalition so they will still win.

132andBush
132andBush
September 3, 2021 8:27 pm

Crossie,

The vaccines don’t seem to make much or any difference.

No. They are making a difference but that is not the point re not wanting to be forced to have them.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 3, 2021 8:27 pm

The Singleton whiskey for afters.

Singleton is quite a good drop – my after dinner’s a Glendronach.

JC
JC
September 3, 2021 8:28 pm

Topper alert.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Singleton is quite a good drop – my after dinner’s a Glendronach.

Both good drops – however mine’s a Glenmorangie D’Or

Dot
Dot
September 3, 2021 8:30 pm

What an absolute craphole.

https://nworeport.me/2021/03/13/san-fransiscos-poop-patrol-boss-arrested-for-stealing-380k-in-taxpayer-dollars-he-didnt-do-crap/

San Fransisco’s “Poop-Patrol” Boss Arrested for Stealing $380k in Taxpayer Dollars: “He Didn’t Do Crap”

Date: March 13, 2021
Author: Nwo Report

Mohammed Nuru, the person in charge of cleaning up Pelosi’s feces-covered San Fransisco, has been arrested by the FBI.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 3, 2021 8:35 pm

Both good drops – however mine’s a Glenmorangie D’Or

One reason I’m peeved about this dammed virus and the ban on international travel – the Whisky trail through the Highlands was on my bucket list.

132andBush
132andBush
September 3, 2021 8:46 pm

Avi’s latest

Fairly damning.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 3, 2021 9:18 pm

Geelong v Greater Western Sydney Mancravers tonight.

A dilemma. A conundrum, if you will.

One’s a bought-up collection of off cuts and triallers who should have a home ground in Alice Springs, if at all.

But then – Geelong. Which is – Geelong.

This entire situation is made worse because Steve Johnson’s involved with both clubs.

duncanm
duncanm
September 3, 2021 9:29 pm

there’s a nice opportunity to checkmate the third-jabbers and passport goons.

Parrot the WHO’s latest pleading for the third world – who haven’t had their first jab.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 3, 2021 9:34 pm

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.

Muddy
Muddy
September 3, 2021 9:46 pm

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.

I missed the first part of this conversation. What unit are we looking for?

Indolent
Indolent
September 3, 2021 10:01 pm

Shall I continue?

Not to mention all the people locked out of everyday life (will they still have access to food, I wonder?) because they wouldn’t be bullied into taking something harmful to their health.

Arky
September 3, 2021 10:05 pm

… But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 3, 2021 10:06 pm

Muddysays:
September 3, 2021 at 9:46 pm
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.

I missed the first part of this conversation. What unit are we looking for?

Roger’s grandfather, unit not specified. I was offering general advice. Roger got a bit from his records, but they don’t cover detailed unit activities.

Bruce in WA
September 3, 2021 10:08 pm

Crossie says:
September 3, 2021 at 8:06 pm

Sorry, Crossie, I went to give thumbs up and unfortunately hit “Report”> Was unintentional I assure you. I couldn’t agree more with what you said. Sorry.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 3, 2021 10:11 pm

Indeed Mr Dragger.
Broken Down Ferraris vs Sleepy Hollow.
You drift off into a daydream visualising two trainee Taliban Blackhawk pilots on a collision course above the stadium.
One laden with leaking drums of paraffin.
The other laden with gypsum.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
September 3, 2021 10:29 pm

Doc, I can honestly tell you I spent all my adult/working life trying to figure it all all. Sumner finally helped me get it. Sumner explained Milt.

I found it on Amazon but not kindle, JC. I have found that he’s made a career out of his opinions.

I’ve read his essay in ‘Monetary lessons from the not so great depression’ and some of the discussions on his thesis.

My biggest problem is that nobody defines their terms with any precision. What does he mean by saying ‘Money supply is tight’? That it is expensive/ difficult to get your hands on someone else’s cash? Credit? Does it depend on who you are? Is it just high interest rates? Sumner seems to change his definitions whenever he feels like it. It’s just so utterly scruffy I can’t see much point in taking him seriously.

That holds for nearly all of economics. I’m used to people who have a better idea of what they’re talking about.

Muddy
Muddy
September 3, 2021 10:35 pm

Thanks, Boambee John.
Yes, the AWM has been doing a great job digitising the war diaries, and have recently uploaded those of many of the larger artillery and engineer units. The infantry battalions, brigades, independent companies, and numerous division, corps and force units have been available for some time. It’s easy to spend hours reading them.

WWII Australian Army unit war diaries.

The RAAF and RAN units/vessels and ships, had differing administrative requirements, but some of the latter are also available at the same source.

WWII RAN Reports of Proceedings.

P
P
September 3, 2021 10:38 pm

From Monday 6 September 2021, in order to work outside a local government area of concern, authorised workers must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In NSW those who work outside their ‘local government area of concern’ have no choice available to them. Unless they receive the vax by Monday they they will lose their livelihoods, and in many cases their businesses and the hundreds of workers employed by them will be without work.
Fact.

P
P
September 3, 2021 10:40 pm

I regret the bolding was only meant for the first paragraph above.

Bruce in WA
September 3, 2021 10:41 pm

FMD. Already had two women of my acquaintance demanding to know why the NZ police didn’t just “shoot the legs out from under” the ISIS stabber.

You can’t cure stupid.

Dot
Dot
September 3, 2021 10:47 pm

*My biggest problem is that nobody defines their terms with any precision. What does he mean by saying ‘Money supply is tight’? That it is expensive/ difficult to get your hands on someone else’s cash? Credit? Does it depend on who you are? Is it just high interest rates? Sumner seems to change his definitions whenever he feels like it. It’s just so utterly scruffy I can’t see much point in taking him seriously.

That holds for nearly all of economics. I’m used to people who have a better idea of what they’re talking about.*

Terms are defined precisely in any good analysis. The phenomenon and variables are ephemeral because you are dealing with human psychology interacting with physical processes that are deterministic but with variability. The monetary system involves a relationship that is causal in at least two ways.

Credit and money are not the same thing. Money can be tight without high rates, although atypical or only acute.

The unexpected change on the inflationary environment can be crippling for bank asset-liability management, let alone liquidity management. It has been at the core of three crises in the last 100 years (Great Depression, S&L crisis and the GFC/Great Recession).

Muddy
Muddy
September 3, 2021 10:48 pm

Authorised.
Approved.
Tolerated.
Acknowledged.
Categorised.
Selected.
Prioritised.

Now-normalised?

Arky
September 3, 2021 10:48 pm

– the Whisky trail through the Highlands was on my bucket list.

..
When our governments descend into tyranny, bucket lists should be put aside.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

FMD. Already had two women of my acquaintance demanding to know why the NZ police didn’t just “shoot the legs out from under” the ISIS stabber.

Yeah, they shoulda just shot the knife out of his hand.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
September 3, 2021 10:49 pm

The Mocker in The Oz has started a series of hit pieces against anti-vaxers.
He starts with a clear distinction between anti-vaxers and the vaccine hesitant.
Some time ago he conflated the two and vax hesitant got a roasting from him.
Perhaps it’s the comments that followed, but now he reserves his vitriol for the more extreme activists.
I normally enjoy his work, but he seems to be extreme himself in this crusade.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
September 3, 2021 10:49 pm

You can’t cure stupid.

True. And there’s a lot of it about.

In the good old days, people found out that they were ignorant and stupid fairly early on and shut up. These days it is hidden from them by their teachers, lest they lose self-esteem. Consequently they have much higher self-esteem than is good for them.

Bruce in WA
September 3, 2021 10:54 pm

Yeah, they shoulda just shot the knife out of his hand.

I know that was in jest, but that very theme/meme raged through the press here a couple of years back when a copper shot and killed a loon who was trying to stab him. That was exactly the response!

Bruce in WA
September 3, 2021 10:58 pm

And here’s why you shoot to centre of mass — if you get the chance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js0haocH4-o&t=89s

Bruce in WA
September 3, 2021 10:59 pm

Bugger! Watch it from the beginning.

Muddy
Muddy
September 3, 2021 11:05 pm

Speaking from experience, though not in an armed situation, and thankfully with only minor consequences, it’s amazing how quickly an individual can traverse what initially appears to be a safe distance and be literally on top of you before your brain lets you know what is happening. An individual need not be specifically fit or athletic to do so either.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 3, 2021 11:05 pm

Excellent.

Ranga extraordinaire Jonny Bairstow gets trapped in front. LBW. Reviews it. The umpire’s got it right and Bairstow has to go.

But it’s not over. Vision of him on the balcony looking cranky and pointing down somewhere in the crowd. Turns out he reckons there was ‘movement’ behind the bowler’s arm at the point of delivery that distracted him.

Rangas. It’s always someone else’s fault.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 3, 2021 11:06 pm

Muddy, just now:

An excellent and extremely accurate observation.

As they say in the classics, +1.

Indolent
Indolent
September 3, 2021 11:08 pm

In NSW those who work outside their ‘local government area of concern’ have no choice available to them. Unless they receive the vax by Monday they they will lose their livelihoods, and in many cases their businesses and the hundreds of workers employed by them will be without work.
Fact.

When do we get to lock up these criminals determined to destroy our lives and livelihoods, never mind our freedom? This isn’t Australia any more. It’s a third world despotism.

P
P
September 3, 2021 11:09 pm

Muddy is as usual always good value.

P
P
September 3, 2021 11:10 pm

What would you do if you had worked for 25yrs establishing half dozen restaurants (three of which are in the Sydney CBD) and find that because you are in a ‘areas of concern’ postcode that you must now have a vaccine, against your will, if you need to visit any of these restaurants, three of which are still operating for takeaways at a loss?

Dot
Dot
September 3, 2021 11:11 pm

*That holds for nearly all of economics*

I don’t think that is really true at all, monetary economics is conceptually confusing.

I can’t think of anything topic area which is comparable.

Large scale models may be relatively simple, the theory of the firm applied to international trade and oligopolistic game theory (and credit modelling/bind pricing) may be mathematically sophisticated; but imprecise definitions?

Not that I can remember. Only artefacts like metric definitions like CPI basing or unemployment – but not concepts like derived demand or the price effect or income effect – or even national income or exchange rates. With respect to the macroeconomic variables, better or more in depth measures exist; (gross domestic revenue or real effective exchange rates) but they simply measure additional objective information – the definitions do not change. Subjective valuation likewise does not change definitions.

Furthermore, choice analysis (statistical method) can even torture stated preference data enough to come close to true revealed preference data.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 3, 2021 11:13 pm

– the Whisky trail through the Highlands was on my bucket list.

This is no time for bucket lists, my good man.

Muddy
Muddy
September 3, 2021 11:15 pm

If you are reasonably mobile, try this with a shoot-for-the-legs idiot: Ask them to stand, or sit in a chair, outside, and place a small table to one side of them. Put a jar of something (it doesn’t matter what) on the side table, and tell them you want to time how long it takes them to grab for and open the jar. Without explaining why, step away roughly ten metres. Pretend to start a stopwatch, and as you say ‘go’ run (if you can) or briskly stride toward them. I’d bet that with most people, they would only just be taking the lid off the jar before I was standing on their feet. The brain takes a bit to realise that something unexpected has happened.

Arky
September 3, 2021 11:18 pm
Indolent
Indolent
September 3, 2021 11:19 pm

What would you do if you had worked for 25yrs establishing half dozen restaurants (three of which are in the Sydney CBD) and find that because you are in a ‘areas of concern’ postcode that you must now have a vaccine, against your will, if you need to visit any of these restaurants, three of which are still operating for takeaways at a loss?

SUE

Arky
September 3, 2021 11:21 pm

For the past several decades, the term “blockbuster” has been associated with financially successful, big-budget feature films. Interestingly, the term itself was originally used to describe high-capacity aerial bombs employed by the British Royal Air Force during World War II: these bombs were infamously nicknamed “blockbusters” because they were capable of destroying entire blocks of buildings.

In the early 1940s, American journalists and cinema critics started using the term as a description for films that broke ground and appealed to both the audiences and the critics of the time.
-https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/04/09/blockbuster/

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
September 3, 2021 11:25 pm

I don’t think that is really true at all, monetary economics is conceptually confusing.

Consider the notion of a trade. It requires a prior idea to make it precise, viz that of ownership. You might like to define it clearly before getting started on anything complicated. Bear in mind that a) human beings at an early age have a sophisticated sense of possession, my teddy bear, and b) you don’t have to own something to be able to control its use. It’s obviously a relationship between an agent of some sort and some other entity. Would you care to give some sort of definition?

If you can’t, it’s hard to see how to define a trade, which makes catallactics rather obscure.

Muddy
Muddy
September 3, 2021 11:27 pm

P says:
September 3, 2021 at 11:10 pm

What would you do…

I’d be writing a script for a home-made documentary.
(In between trying to tame a series of violent thoughts).

Muddy
Muddy
September 3, 2021 11:37 pm

My response to P above was not intended jokingly.
We are in a fight for influence, and if the parasitic media discerns a benefit to them from a story that has been trending on social media, they will try to milk it. Our Ladies & Lords of Fire require the oxygen of parasitic media approval as much as a pyromaniac requires that point of ignition.

Dot
Dot
September 3, 2021 11:39 pm

You’ve defined agency Dr BG.

There really is no problem. Agents can trade on behalf of their principals.

MatrixTransform
September 3, 2021 11:53 pm

bucket lists should be put aside.

bucket of whisky … i don’t think so

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
September 3, 2021 11:59 pm

There really is no problem. Agents can trade on behalf of their principals.

You have missed the point magnificently, dot. Kindly define a) agent b) ownership c) trade.

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
September 4, 2021 12:31 am

The Mocker in The Oz has started a series of hit pieces against anti-vaxers.

It wasn’t The Mocker who wrote this, it’s Jack the Insider.

Armadillo
Armadillo
September 4, 2021 1:03 am

Just watched the live stream of Biden’s response to the budget figures.

The guy might as well be Bernie Sanders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVHDK7J_Hn4

Bushkid
Bushkid
September 4, 2021 1:10 am

P says:
September 3, 2021 at 10:38 pm
From Monday 6 September 2021, in order to work outside a local government area of concern, authorised workers must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In NSW those who work outside their ‘local government area of concern’ have no choice available to them. Unless they receive the vax by Monday they they will lose their livelihoods, and in many cases their businesses and the hundreds of workers employed by them will be without work.
Fact.

P, I’ve been seething angry since Morrison first mouthed that vile phrase about “making it as mandatory as humanly possible” (I probably have that slightly misquoted there, but we all heard the intent).

For any of these mongrels to just up and tell people that if they want to work, or operate a business or employ anyone within/working outside these supposed LGAs of concern (don’t you just love their labelling?) that they HAVE TO get the jab, presumably even against any medical advice, ethical or religious taboos they may have, is outright blackmail, standover tactics and very arguably outright illegal.

If they’re doing it in these areas, you know they will soon enough be doing it everywhere.

I hold that these governments and their CHO/CMOs etc are acting as terrorists, literally holding us hostage, and making unreasonable physical demands of us that we ought not to have to obey (demanding we subject ourselves to a medical procedure), withholding natural rights for as long as we refuse to surrender to their demands.

“If you want your job, or go to the footy, a concert, shopping etc., you must have this experimental medical procedure, and you must be able to prove you have had it, and you must produce that proof whenever we, the police/ADF/covid marshalls/Stasi/whoever demands that you do so.”

Their ultimatum is acquiesce or suffer. And the likes of Andrews and Hazzard and the rest of them will sneer and smirk while you suffer.

Bushkid
Bushkid
September 4, 2021 1:11 am

Bugger, another word wall! My apologies. Time for bed…..

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
September 4, 2021 1:36 am

From the back blocks Cat, mh’s comment in inverted commas and mine below but wow o wow what the hell is going on in the Nat’s:

“‘Barnaby Joyce has nominated a rail line extension in Queensland as a potential deal maker for the Nationals to support the federal government on net zero.’”

Cardi honestly WTF is going with Barnaby? This has the stench of the Wagners again all over it. There’s much better need of that money elsewhere…

johanna
johanna
September 4, 2021 1:41 am

It’s hard to tell if Joe Biden is deliberately lying or if lying is the same as truth for him. But, here we go again:

I posted it here because that way Cassie would see it.

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 31: Mourners visit the memorial outside the Tree of Life Synagogue on October 31, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Eleven people were killed in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
Paul Bois2 Sep 2021906
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The Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has disputed President Joe Biden’s claim of having visited with Jewish leaders following the horrific massacre in October 2018.

Known as the deadliest attack in history against American Jews, 11 people were killed nearly three years ago when a lone gunman opened fire during the synagogue’s Shabbat morning service. The suspect was an admitted and avowed antisemite. Following the attack, then-President Donald Trump visited the site to pay his respects and personally met with the synagogue’s rabbi, Jeffrey Myers, who said the president exhibited a ‘warm and personal side’ unseen by the public.

Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers on President Trump’s Pittsburgh visit: “I was pleasantly surprised by a warm and personal side to the President that I don’t think America has ever seen” pic.twitter.com/Jzpk3J1KBS

— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 1, 2018

On Thursday, during a virtual address ahead of the Jewish holidays Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, President Biden claimed he also visited the Tree of Life synagogue following the attack — a claim the synagogue now disputes.

“I remember spending time at the, you know, going to the, you know, the Tree of Life synagogue, speaking with them,” Biden said, as reported by the New York Post.
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, alongside Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, place stones on a memorial as they pay their respects at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, alongside Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, place stones on a memorial as they pay their respects at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

However, the synagogue’s executive director, Barb Feige, says that visit never happened.

“In a phone interview, Feige, executive director since July 2019, said firmly that ‘no’ Biden didn’t visit, even before taking office when he had a lower public profile as a former vice president and then-Democratic presidential candidate,” reported the New York Post.

What a champ Biden is. Still, secular and even some observant Jews in the US will continue to support him, unfortunately.

Tom
Tom
September 4, 2021 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
September 4, 2021 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
September 4, 2021 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
September 4, 2021 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
September 4, 2021 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
September 4, 2021 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
September 4, 2021 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
September 4, 2021 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
September 4, 2021 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
September 4, 2021 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
September 4, 2021 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
September 4, 2021 4:13 am
Fair Shake
Fair Shake
September 4, 2021 4:40 am

Thank you Tom. Some good ones this morning. Oh goodie curfew is over for the night in 20 minutes.

win
win
September 4, 2021 4:49 am

Cassie 8.06pm. Extraordinarily stupid , the definition of a Quack doctor.

JC
JC
September 4, 2021 6:15 am

I found it on Amazon but not kindle, JC. I have found that he’s made a career out of his opinions.

Well, I “met” him on the web about 15 years ago. Yes, he’s quite opinionated. Just ignore the bullshit he goes on about with Trump etc, which is what I do.

I’ve read his essay in ‘Monetary lessons from the not so great depression’ and some of the discussions on his thesis.

Okay

My biggest problem is that nobody defines their terms with any precision. What does he mean by saying ‘Money supply is tight’?

You know math like answers? You want precision, but you’re not going to get that in economics. At least not at this point in humanity’s advancement. What you’re looking for is some precise way to measure things like that. You can’t but you can go second best by using markers like.

1. The shape of the yield curve
2. Market reaction after central bank announcements
3. Movement in the shape of the yield curve after announcements or lack of anticipated announcements.
4. Outright movement in bond yields.

Financial markets are great for judging reactions to policy.

That it is expensive/ difficult to get your hands on someone else’s cash? Credit? Does it depend on who you are?

By definition, credit availability always depends on who people are. But for that sort of thing we look at aggregates. Aggregates will inform you if credit is tight or even quite loose.

Is it just high interest rates? Sumner seems to change his definitions whenever he feels like it. It’s just so utterly scruffy I can’t see much point in taking him seriously.

No, it’s not “interest rates” in the way you think. It’s monetary policy.

That holds for nearly all of economics. I’m used to people who have a better idea of what they’re talking about.

Doc, if you’re looking for answers like equations, you’ll never be satisfied.

JC
JC
September 4, 2021 6:38 am

Go backwards. This is a story about a sexual predator, who hopefully has reached the end of the line and won’t spend any part of the rest of his life outside jail. He’s being investigated for a string of assaults and murders. Two of the murders were tangled up with Millat as they occurred in the same area where they both were at the time.

This piece of human garbage is in jail awaiting trail. He was a superintendent of a very large apartment complex in QLD. Look at what he’s now doing.

He’s thinks he was unfairly dismissed from his present job.

Unfair dismissal

Remarkably, after his arrest for the historic sex assaults, McCorriston fought his dismissal from Q1 from behind bars.

He lost his case in the Fair Work Commission in April on a technicality – he had not served the minimum employment period to be eligible to take action.

Former Q1 colleague Wilder reveals the body corporate is investigating two potentially fraudulent double payments totalling about $140,000, for refurbishments that were overseen by McCorriston.

He is upfront about clashing with McCorriston professionally before his arrest, but still cannot reconcile his offences with the man who would wander the 77 floors looking for problems.

“It was all nit picking. It was like, you know, the pool water‘s cloudy,” Wilder says.

With police calling for more potential victims to come forward, his days of flying under the radar are now over.

Our present employment laws would protect a murderer and sexual predator from losing his job, but for a technicality. FMD

Story is here.
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/hotel-highflyer-warren-mccorriston-did-he-resort-to-murder/news-story/7788e133b6a24002cd574f8ed6635ba1

will
will
September 4, 2021 6:39 am
will
will
September 4, 2021 6:41 am
calli
calli
September 4, 2021 6:44 am

Thanks for the toons, Tom.

Is it just me, or is there nothing around anymore to laugh at? The world has turned grey and drear.

calli
calli
September 4, 2021 6:50 am

Bother. Went over to the Bee and there’s nothing funny there either. The whole world’s gone Soviet.

sfw
sfw
September 4, 2021 7:12 am

28mm since midnight, lots more on the way.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 7:17 am

28mm since midnight, lots more on the way.

Phrasing.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 4, 2021 7:17 am

Calli.
Dash-Cat is quite amusing (in it’s own way).
But don’t binge watch.

calli
calli
September 4, 2021 7:20 am

Okay. Enough wallowing.

I found a photo of Knuckles. Tell me I’m wrong.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 7:21 am

JC, are your kids in NY?
Ask them if they’ve heard of MealPal.
You order your lunch the day before from some of the best places in town 8-9 bucks, instead of 20.
Take out obviously.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 7:22 am

How long before Ms Bartel claims she was hacked?

Mater
September 4, 2021 7:23 am

Is it just me, or is there nothing around anymore to laugh at? The world has turned grey and dear…
The whole world’s gone Soviet.

If you do a search for “laughter” in The Gulag Archipelago, the first three hits bring up “Slaughter“.

I think there’s something in that for everyone.

Gab
Gab
September 4, 2021 7:23 am

Is it my imagination but have c o v id rates increased as jab rates increase?

Also, anyone know the expiry dates of these jab juice batches we have in Victoriastan? Perhaps that explains dan andrews hysteria.

Mater
September 4, 2021 7:30 am

How long before Ms Bartel claims she was hacked?

Is that what they’re calling it now?
Gawd, I can hardly keep up during lockdown. It must be all the drugs, and the fact that I’m nearly constantly…’hacked’?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 4, 2021 7:31 am

feelthebernsays:

September 4, 2021 at 7:22 am

How long before Ms Bartel claims she was hacked?

She has already issued a boilerplate apology.
Promises to “make better choices”.
(Probably means buying better quality coke).
Interesting that there were no threats to “throw the book” at her over Kung Flu breaches, because lotsa Insta followers.
The “friendship” with the chick who “accidentally” uploaded the vid might be a bit tense right now.

JC
JC
September 4, 2021 7:32 am

Bern

I will, but this one is a 100% food nazi. She wouldn’t dare put any food in her mouth unless she saw it planted, grown and then cooked. 🙂
Watching her order food in a restaurant is an experience as she asks if they can add this or remove that from the dish.

sfw
sfw
September 4, 2021 7:32 am

feelthebern – At St Joes in Pascoe Vale we had an old Christian Brother, he joined when he was 13 in Ireland, spent the rest of his life in Australia, miserable old sod but had some good points. When some wag would draw a double meaning from an innocent expression, he would say “honi soit qui mal y pense”, in a sneering aggressive way, “that means boys” he would thunder “your own dirty mind supplies the filth!”.
He last saw his mother when he was 15,spent the rest of his life, teaching ungrateful boys Latin and other useful subjects and died here quite old, never having seen his family again. His life’s work has since been disregarded due to the homosexual assaults by a minority of his Christian Brother colleagues, including one who was principal at St Joes while I was there. Life’s sad and now it’s getting sadder for all of us.

sfw
sfw
September 4, 2021 7:34 am

Bern – “Take out”? Does any Australian use that expression? It’s always ‘take away’ except for the US fast food chains.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 7:36 am

Just a Archer gag sfw.

Megan
Megan
September 4, 2021 7:39 am

“If you want your job, or go to the footy, a concert, shopping etc., you must have this experimental medical procedure, and you must be able to prove you have had it, and you must produce that proof whenever we, the police/ADF/covid marshalls/Stasi/whoever demands that you do so.”

I mentioned this the other day but there is a massive flaw in this stupid plan. I’m inclined to let them go along with it. It’s clear, from the data coming out of Israel and Iceland, that even with a highly vaccinated population the virus is still running rampant.
What is the position of these mediocre dimwitted morons if having freed only the vaccinated, the virus continues on its merry way? I can’t wait to find out how they twist the unforeseen consequences so it becomes the fault of the non-vaccinated.

And incidentally, just how will they cover the gaping employment holes if people quit rather than comply?

Incapable, every single one of them, of looking further than the next popularity poll.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 7:39 am

JC, it’s looks like a way for restaurants to manage inventory.
You have to order the evening before for your lunch pick up the next day.
Most restaurants have just one option for the next day.
Meaning anything they are getting backed up on, they make it the MealPal option.
It’s made for NY.
I don’t even think it would work in Sydney post lockdowns.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 7:47 am

Some grub who Ms Bartel sent nudes to has now sent them everywhere.
That’s what I was referring to, not the cocaine/instagram thing.

calli
calli
September 4, 2021 7:48 am

Hard to work up any sympathy. Grub vs. Grub.

sfw
sfw
September 4, 2021 7:49 am

Bern, I got it, just being obtuse, sorry.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 7:50 am

Never apologise.
Always escalate.

JC
JC
September 4, 2021 7:51 am

It’s made for NY.

Bern, my kid was telling me that during the evening of this extreme global warming weather event ( for Stepford)… In other words it was raining like hell… the only thing you saw in the street and aves were food delivery people. 🙂

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 7:52 am

After Ms Bartel has spent the last however long saying she was so wronged by her ex & the media built this fake strong woman profile around her, boom, in a few days it’s gone.
I reckon a bunch of WAGs would be grinning the most out of all this.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 7:56 am

Have you eaten a lobster roll at Lukes JC?
It’s the top of the list when I’m in NY.
Maine lobster roll, foot long, 17 bucks…or 9 bucks on MealPlan lol.
Lukes has their lobster roll as they MealPlan option each Friday for the last month.
Meaning they’re just moving inventory before the weekend.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 8:00 am

Wow.
Anyone buying anything from overseas that uses DHL or Fedex is about to see freight charges have a big step up.
Is that factored into CPI @sarc.

JC
JC
September 4, 2021 8:00 am

No I haven’t, Bern. Maine Lobster is my favorite food. The taste is incomparable. I’ll have to try a Lukes Lobster roll when I’m next – in 2048.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 8:02 am

FMD, where is the ACCC?
How can DHL & Fedex in the space of a few days both put through mammoth increases they charge merchants that deliver to Oz.
NZ must literally be on the cusp of being cut off from global freight if this is what’s happening to Oz.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 4, 2021 8:05 am

feelthebernsays:

September 4, 2021 at 7:47 am

Some grub who Ms Bartel sent nudes to has now sent them everywhere.
That’s what I was referring to, not the cocaine/instagram thing.

Oh.
Stunning and brave.
So she might have to, like, get a real job now?
Jimmy might revisit the Family Court given that the child support is going up her nose.

JC
JC
September 4, 2021 8:06 am

Wow.
Anyone buying anything from overseas that uses DHL or Fedex is about to see freight charges have a big step up.

I bought some polos and summer crap from Saks at a big discount. First time I’ve seen it, they actually used US Postal Service and Australia Post. It took like ages. Now I know they went that route.
Some of these American retailers are using a website/logistics firm called Borderfree. Borderfree is the most disgraceful organization that’s ever been conceived. No doubt, it will IPO and obtain a market cap it US$50 Billion. It border on being a fraud.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 4, 2021 8:07 am

Okay. Enough wallowing.

I found a photo of Knuckles. Tell me I’m wrong.

*taps foot*

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 4, 2021 8:07 am

That is the exact expression, calli. That precise expression.

Plus, that perceptive man has the hair of a Dilbert character.

JC
JC
September 4, 2021 8:11 am

Let me say this, if the rumors about the Hunchback were true about the reason he wrecked his back. If they’re true….. it will eventually get out if they’re true and MSM blocked the story from getting out, there ought to be hell to pay for every journalist and news organization in Australia.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 8:13 am

Fedex has its own planes that fly into Oz.
So it’s not like anything has changed for them like it has for other guys who used to use the empty space in passenger jets.
Pure profiteering.
Dunno if DHL has its own planes flying to Oz.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 4, 2021 8:19 am

I reckon a bunch of WAGs would be grinning the most out of all this.

Absolutely. The standard thought process of wagus australiis is along the lines of ‘you think you’re prettier than me?’

Brooke Cotchin won the influence stakes jackpot when she got her hub accommodation renovated at the AFL’s expense in Queensland last year, which rendered her invulnerable to the usual death matches between WAGs. It’s all smiles at the front, but knives at the back.

It wouldn’t surprise me one bit to find that there was a third party taking that footage, who ‘accidentally’ uploaded Coppolino/Bartel having nose beers onto the web via her mate’s phone.

duncanm
duncanm
September 4, 2021 8:25 am

Let NZ stabby man be a lesson for those in Aus who object to terrorist types being deported.

It won’t be, of course.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
September 4, 2021 8:26 am

Thanks Tom
The Ramirez was brilliant.
Kamala’s helmet is a classic.

Tom
Tom
September 4, 2021 8:27 am

As the Talidan fascist pig state pigs try to stop people socialising, put the entire state under night-time curfew and ban visitors at private homes, I’ve noticed that the footpath area outside coffee joints has become a de facto neighborhood meeting place – the new face of civil disobedience (under a state-ordered compliance mask).

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
September 4, 2021 8:33 am

JC, it’s looks like a way for restaurants to manage inventory.
[…]
It’s made for NY.
I don’t even think it would work in Sydney post lockdowns.

It is indeed about managing inventory – and prep and cash flow.

There are a number of decent Brisbane restaurants that have doing something similar.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 8:34 am

9 out of 10 in the oz quiz today.
Who knew there were going to be 18 AFLW teams next year.
I thought there were only 16 AFL teams.

Roger
Roger
September 4, 2021 8:39 am

Palaszczuk’s 18 man strong PR team – mostly former journalists – have used their contacts to get this story into the Courier-Mail today:

‘Premier reveals romance with ‘gorgeous’ new man’

The polling must be pretty dismal.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 4, 2021 8:40 am

Coincidences abound Tom.
Amazing the number of people I see out for a walk who just happen to bump into someone they know.
You can expect Dan to announce a prohibition on chance meetings.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 4, 2021 8:42 am

Kylie Lang in the Courier Mail, apropos of what should be Pallashay’s final days in the job:

As if Annastacia Palaszczuk’s snap decision to ban Queenslanders coming home wasn’t staggering enough, this week she lost us. Completely.

And no lame late apology will change that.

When the Premier allowed NRL players’ wives, girlfriends and kids into the state on Monday from Covid-ravaged Sydney, while callously shutting out ordinary folk who’ve followed all the rules, she showed the true extent of her out-of-touch and arrogant leadership.

Queenslanders were already fed up with double standards and special favours for people who happen to play a lucrative sport or whose surnames are Hanks or Minogue.

But for her to usher in 100 loved ones (and officials) of footballers while other families are traumatised by forced separation due to a shock pause on relocations from NSW, Victoria and the ACT was disgraceful.

Certainly was, and is. Also, in relation to Palla’s ‘2000 deaths’ shrieking:

Back-pedalling on arguably her worst call during this pandemic, she said four days after the fact, on Friday, that “it shouldn’t have happened”.

You think?

Could it be that the Premier is finally heeding insider advice that insulting the Queensland public while pandering to celebrities isn’t the smartest political ploy?

In a Courier-Mail poll asking “Should the NRL WAGS have been allowed into Queensland?” a resounding 96 per cent of readers said no.

Ms Palaszczuk has maintained, when it suits her, that she is acting on the advice of Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young.

However, as Premier, the buck stops with her.

Indeed, a rattled Dr Young said she wasn’t even aware of the highly publicised plight of parents to be reunited with their three-year-old son, until weeks after the Fraser Coast family had been pleading for an exemption to have their boy home.

And then, demonstrating once again that this abysmal state of affairs is governed by polling rather than clinical advice:

After public outrage forced a response, Dr Young said on Thursday that Memphis Francis would “of course” be allowed to return from his grandparent’s property in rural NSW (a Covid-free area) where he’d been for eight weeks.

Tell me, who is paying attention to the little people while the big names swan in?

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 8:42 am

‘Premier reveals romance with ‘gorgeous’ new man’

Eww. I just through up in my mouth a little bit.

calli
calli
September 4, 2021 8:43 am

They’re doing socially distanced cocktail parties in driveways hereabouts. Folding picnic sets, eskys, snacks. Very neighbourly.

Chin, chin!

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
September 4, 2021 8:43 am

Tom
I think Andrew’s has become unhinged.
His latest threats of mandating jabs for the 3-4% that won’t comply brings on the possibility of police dragging people from their homes or setting up blockades at individual addresses until the offenders agree to comply.
These are not the statements of a person in full possession of their faculties.
Andrew’s big danger will come from Sutton losing his nerve and realising that people like Mikakos will not forgive and forget his unethical signing of blank cheques for a premier acting outside common human decency.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 8:44 am

Queenslanders were already fed up with double standards and special favours for people who happen to play a lucrative sport or whose surnames are Hanks or Minogue.

I wonder why Pauline Hanson has run dead on the issue.
Bwahahaha.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 8:46 am

Russell Brand must read the DoverCat & make videos based off the content.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umQNuklLXe8

Since 9/11 hundreds of FBI sting operations have framed nearly 1,000 people prosecuted for terrorism who never came close to committing an act of violence.

Roger
Roger
September 4, 2021 8:47 am

Is it just me, or is there nothing around anymore to laugh at? The world has turned grey and drear.

There’s always old Norman Wisdom films.

calli
calli
September 4, 2021 8:48 am

‘Premier reveals romance with ‘gorgeous’ new man’

Saw that. Coincidentally, Gulag Glad has a relatively new squeeze too.

No wonder these women don’t give a rat’s about others, particularly the next generation. It’s not as if they’ll produce anything that has a future.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 4, 2021 8:49 am

Palaszczuk’s 18 man strong PR team

If you need 18 people to run your PR for you (of whom at least ten will be full time social media surfers) then you have a problem. In fact, rather a large problem.

As Dog from Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels would say:

So we’ve got a bit of a problem, ain’t we? In fact, this is a bit more than a bit of a problem. I’d say it’s the Mount fucking Everest of problems! And the reason it’s such a fucking monstrosity of a problem is, *you haven’t got the first idea who did this to us, have ya?

Roger
Roger
September 4, 2021 8:50 am

These are not the statements of a person in full possession of their faculties.

There’s another, worse, possibility.

He is in full possession of his faculties.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 4, 2021 8:50 am

Mr Dragger at 8:19.
Re Ms Cotchin.
One of the AFL insurance sponsors (AAMI?) runs emergency assist adverts featuring AFL “stars”.
Mr Cotchin is in one where he is trapped in a newly renovated bathroom after the door handle comes off and a pipe bursts.
Someone in advertising world has a warped sense of humour.
And, yes, there is a close to zero chance the video upload was accidental.
#stunningandbrave

calli
calli
September 4, 2021 8:52 am

I liked that Live, Laugh, Love guy Knuckles.

You can see he’s scoping for the exit, while betraying…nothing. 😀

Roger
Roger
September 4, 2021 8:55 am

I liked that Live, Laugh, Love guy Knuckles.

It’s Arthur Schopenhauer if I’m not mistaken.

The original grumpy old man.

calli
calli
September 4, 2021 8:57 am

Got to hand it to Carpe. He’s a trooper. And a trouper. And super.

I seem to recall Sinc limiting a notorious thread-bomber to a post a day. An excellent training strategy while still maintaining FOS. Like rationing the Kinder Surprises for the two year old.

Crossie
Crossie
September 4, 2021 8:57 am

Gab says:
September 4, 2021 at 7:23 am
Is it my imagination but have c o v id rates increased as jab rates increase?

It goes against all the medical knowledge we were taught. It is also illogical but they keep insisting that the vaccine makes the attack milder. How do they know that? Where is their data?

The only thing they have is you must believe Science with a capital S.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 4, 2021 8:59 am

Psays:
September 3, 2021 at 11:10 pm
What would you do if you had worked for 25yrs establishing half dozen restaurants (three of which are in the Sydney CBD) and find that because you are in a ‘areas of concern’ postcode that you must now have a vaccine, against your will, if you need to visit any of these restaurants, three of which are still operating for takeaways at a loss?

At some stage, someone is going to “Go Postal” on one or more of our rulers, and they will all be shocked. Commentators will pontificate endlessly about the “breakdown of society”, and none of them will see what should be s plain as the noses on their collective Pinnochio faces.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 4, 2021 8:59 am

I like him too calli.

I like him enough to print him out, laminate him and Blu-Tac him in strategic locations in the homes of friends and acquaintances, and in certain office spaces when their occupants are distracted and where they won’t be immediately found.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 4, 2021 8:59 am

Where is their data?

Data is violence.

Crossie
Crossie
September 4, 2021 9:00 am

calli says:
September 4, 2021 at 8:48 am
‘Premier reveals romance with ‘gorgeous’ new man’
Saw that. Coincidentally, Gulag Glad has a relatively new squeeze too.

No wonder these women don’t give a rat’s about others, particularly the next generation. It’s not as if they’ll produce anything that has a future.

But Calli they will protect our children even if it kills them, the children that is.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 4, 2021 9:02 am

After public outrage forced a response, Dr Young said on Thursday that Memphis Francis would “of course” be allowed to return from his grandparent’s property in rural NSW (a Covid-free area) where he’d been for eight weeks.

Tell me, who is paying attention to the little people while the big names swan in?

Well, in a way, I would argue that Memphis is a “big name”.
Got a lot of publicity in the last week or so and it ends with the media and pollies patting themselves on the back for engineering the fully televised tearful reunion.
Meanwhile, hundreds of others who don’t have the ear of Ray Hadley or Neil Mitchell are stuck with it.

calli
calli
September 4, 2021 9:02 am

Rates will increase with increased testing. Also cycling can be tweaked if so inclined.

Vaccinated people may decline to be tested, thinking they’re all right jack. Still picking up and shedding virus though, cf. Israel.

They’re all flogging a dead horse and hoping for a miracle. The only miracle to my mind is that they realise it. Fat chance because pride and $$$.

Rabz
September 4, 2021 9:02 am

Gulag Glad has a relatively new squeeze too

The barrasite representing BRS in the latter’s defamation action. My sister had the misfortune to encounter the pair of them when she was out house hunting about two months ago.

We’ve been blessed with some truly disgusting despicable dirtbags as premiers here in NSW – the list seems interminable – Wran, Greiner, Fahey, Boob Carr, the Blacktown garbologist, Morrie Enema, that despicable yank loser slag, Greyhound Baird.

Yet Beryl Gladyschlocklian streets the field by the size of the universe as we (don’t) know it.

Quite an achievement and not in a good way.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
September 4, 2021 9:03 am

In That’s Not a Target, This is a Target news :

Dr Jeanette Young on reopening the Queensland borders.

“If we can vaccinate 95 per cent of our little ones, of our children under the age of five, I’m sure we can do better with our adults. So that’s what I am pushing for.“

Conveniently there is no approved vaccine or dosage for children under 12 – and the likely approval timeline stretches out to mid-2022.

And even this date assumes that the pacesetter, the FDA, gets over the hurdle of the negligible rate of Covid complications in children/infants vs the small but real risk of vaccine injury.

Unashamed stupidity on parade.

Crossie
Crossie
September 4, 2021 9:05 am

calli says:
September 4, 2021 at 8:43 am
They’re doing socially distanced cocktail parties in driveways hereabouts. Folding picnic sets, eskys, snacks. Very neighbourly.

Chin, chin!

Meeting for walks is all the rage in my neck of the woods, even driving to a point, parking and then walking on.

There’s a lot of exercising and dog walking going on.

calli
calli
September 4, 2021 9:05 am

By “going postal”, you mean Arthur Caldwell at Mosman Town Hall “postal”?

Hope not.

And that was the free and easy swinging sixties, in a ‘burb where most people went to church on Sundays.

Indolent
Indolent
September 4, 2021 9:07 am

What a champ Biden is. Still, secular and even some observant Jews in the US will continue to support him, unfortunately.
*************
This is absolutely typical of Biden, the real Biden. It’s something he’s done throughout his life. Just look up his speeches about his educational qualifications and successes.

Simply a born liar.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 4, 2021 9:08 am

Keith de Lacy is described as a Queensland Labor stalwart.

He’s got a piece I scanned past in the Courier-Mail in which he lambasts the Labor Party as being subject to ‘overreach’, and as hijacked by progressive causes that have eaten it hollow from the inside.

One of his sentences towards the end caught my eye, because it succinctly describes my entire position on this stupid, stupid covid arrangement:

“Hysterical activists are the greatest dead weight an otherwise noble cause can have.’’

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
September 4, 2021 9:10 am

Roger
Even if I’m wrong, the angle of attack on Andrew’s behaviour as a mental health problem would really bite.
He had a bad fall, probably on strong painkillers and is increasingly showing obsessive traits.
Marching and yelling at him won’t help, he needs to be undermined like all past ALP leaders.

Rabz
September 4, 2021 9:10 am

“If we can vaccinate 95 per cent of our little ones, of our children under the age of five, I’m sure we can do better with our adults. So that’s what I am pushing for.”

BTW, who voted for you, you hideously ugly and staggeringly stupid hitlerist slag?

These imbeciles are unashamedly evil and being allowed to exist in plain sight, laying waste to tens of millions of peoples’ lives across this continent.

For how much longer are we going to let them get away with it?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 4, 2021 9:12 am

‘Premier reveals romance with ‘gorgeous’ new man’

Thorpedo is saying in the Tele today how much he’d love to be a father. Maybe he could get together with a Premier. I recommend a female one though, Thorpy, as biology hasn’t been repealed.

Roger
Roger
September 4, 2021 9:12 am

Unashamed stupidity on parade.

Yes, well…this is the woman who believes the $400m movie industry is critical to Queensland’s economy whilst she hobbles the $8b tourism sector.

Roger
Roger
September 4, 2021 9:14 am

He’s got a piece I scanned past in the Courier-Mail in which he lambasts the Labor Party as being subject to ‘overreach’, and as hijacked by progressive causes that have eaten it hollow from the inside.

Kim Beazley Sr. beat him to it by 50 years with his lament that the ALP was being taken over by middle class perverts.

Delta A
Delta A
September 4, 2021 9:14 am

Bushkidsays:
September 4, 2021 at 1:10 am

Excellent post, Bushkid. Precisely reflects my view, and that of many others.

Rabz
September 4, 2021 9:16 am

Oops – left out another unmemorable nonentity who was a premier in NSW – Barry Unsworth.

Joan Kirner’s most notable achievement was being described as “Barry Unsworth in a dress”.

Crossie
Crossie
September 4, 2021 9:16 am

Roger says:
September 4, 2021 at 9:12 am
Unashamed stupidity on parade.
Yes, well…this is the woman who believes the $400m movie industry is critical to Queensland’s economy whilst she hobbles the $8b tourism sector.

Penny wise, pound foolish or just foolish. Idiotic is a more exact description .

calli
calli
September 4, 2021 9:16 am

BTW, who voted for you, you hideously ugly and staggeringly stupid hitlerist slag?

Quick look at her bio – emergency doctor because “short attention span”, went into “medical management” for the admirable reason that she couldn’t access childcare. Yes, really.

A medical bureaucrat basically all her working life.

Another mediocrity holding the reins of power over her betters.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 4, 2021 9:16 am

I’m starting to like this de Lacy chap even more:

But De Lacy has little time for former Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd and his long-time treasurer, Wayne Swan. He was unimpressed with the role Rudd played in the Goss government as director-general of the office of cabinet.

“The only person Rudd ever worried about was Kevin Rudd,’’ he says.

“He had an ambition bigger than the Gulf of Carpentaria. Kevin had really taken over the government through Goss.

“He set up these so-called gulags where they’d just put these poor buggers in a corner – you couldn’t sack them because of the unions – and forget about them. Rudd liked the gulags.”

Swan was no better, De Lacy says.

Indolent
Indolent
September 4, 2021 9:17 am

Andrew’s big danger will come from Sutton losing his nerve and realising that people like Mikakos will not forgive and forget his unethical signing of blank cheques for a premier acting outside common human decency.

They’re all doing that, up to and including Morrison. I don’t see any loss of nerve yet. All they ever do is double down against us.

Indolent
Indolent
September 4, 2021 9:23 am

Does anyone have a copy of Ben Garrison’s toon from yesterday, with Gladys? It was on the previous open thread.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 4, 2021 9:24 am

Gabsays:
September 4, 2021 at 7:23 am
Is it my imagination but have c o v id rates increased as jab rates increase?

Look at events in India earlier this year.

Big vaccination program started, rates went up. Some Indian states approved Ivermectin instead, rates in those states went down, rates kept going up in states which stuck with vaccinations.

Correlation might not be causation, but …

Roger
Roger
September 4, 2021 9:25 am

Gez, the thing is that this is not a radical departure from his regular pattern of behaviour demonstrated over time.

He’s not mad, he’s just bad.

But he’s the least of your problems down there. Andrews will be turfed out one day, probably rolled from within the party, but your judiciary and police are entrenched.

lotocoti
lotocoti
September 4, 2021 9:25 am

this is the woman who believes the $400m movie industry is critical to Queensland’s economy whilst she hobbles the $8b tourism sector.

The theory goes like this:
Merkin cinema goers will think “That looks like a nice place, we should go there for a holi…”

Tom
Tom
September 4, 2021 9:29 am

For Indolent: Ben Garrison.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 4, 2021 9:31 am

Roger says:
September 4, 2021 at 9:12 am
Unashamed stupidity on parade.
Yes, well…this is the woman who believes the $400m movie industry is critical to Queensland’s economy whilst she hobbles the $8b tourism sector.

Allow me to explain.
Tourism is an amorphous mass of small-medium operators with nothing to offer Miss Piggy personally.
Whereas the fillem industry offers dinners with Tom Hanks and Nicole Blankface and red carpet Hollywood premiere photo ops.

Rabz
September 4, 2021 9:34 am

re NZ stabby man…

The ALPBC radio nooze is running the following headline: “the NZ community of moozleys is very unhappy”.

Stuff shut for everyone else who has to put up with them.

Bushkid
Bushkid
September 4, 2021 9:35 am

Roger says:
September 4, 2021 at 8:50 am
These are not the statements of a person in full possession of their faculties.
There’s another, worse, possibility.

He is in full possession of his faculties

I get the feeling he actually means every word he says.

Whether or not he can do what he thinks he can may be another matter.
If only there was someone, anyone, in the Vic government, or the unions, or the Vic Governor perhaps, with the intestinal fortitude to tell the nasty bugger to just STFU and go away.

132andBush
132andBush
September 4, 2021 9:36 am

Roger says:
September 4, 2021 at 8:50 am

These are not the statements of a person in full possession of their faculties.

There’s another, worse, possibility.

He is in full possession of his faculties.

This is correct.
He and some of the immediate circle are psychopaths.

Roger
Roger
September 4, 2021 9:37 am

Ms. Young prefers the ballet to American films and wouldn’t know Matt Damon if she ran into him in a Brisbane eatery, which was quite possible a few months ago.

It was her greatest personal sacrifice to shut the QLD ballet down, she said in an interview.

MatrixTransform
September 4, 2021 9:39 am

another word wall

Hey bushkid … when I find myself word-walling into the comments, that’s when have a re-think and cut’n’paste into a word doc.

After a little think, and sometimes a big think, I send it on up as a guest post.

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