Open Thread – Weekend 2 Oct 2021


The Calling of Saint Matthew, Caravaggio, 1600

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Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
October 2, 2021 10:41 am

Poor old Shepp

Locked down again.
Dan couldn’t wait to lockdown again
Can’t see my family or my friends
A single case – we’re locked down again.

Apologies Willie.

Cassie of Sydney
October 2, 2021 10:41 am

“I subscribe to both the Spectator and the Quadrant. Worthwhile in both cases.”

Yes, I subscribe to both too….very worthwhile.

miltonf
miltonf
October 2, 2021 10:41 am

Well, it was all going beautifully until Hitler turned up.

lol

Mater
October 2, 2021 10:42 am

Dan’s announcement yesterday has not gone down well at all, if FB is any indication. Check the comments.

https://fb.watch/8noYxiietR/

For those who are caught up in it, and most of us Victorians are, perhaps a listening watch might be a prudent approach, before committing. I sense Dan has overstepped the mark and has started an avalanche of disapproval.

Delta A
Delta A
October 2, 2021 10:43 am

it can do without the avian and porcine excrement of last night.

I think Pigs is a very troubled person. (He mentioned recently a daughter who had died.)

That sort of pain lasts a lifetime. If sniping at me helps him cope, then go the rats, Pigsy.

🙂

A Suggestion
A Suggestion
October 2, 2021 10:45 am

I think the realisation set in that there always has been, is, and always will be a ruling class in some form or another.

Which makes it a guilt edged priority to ensure the membership of the ruling class is egalitarian.
Sortition, anyone?

Cassie of Sydney
October 2, 2021 10:45 am

“Abbott didn’t have Trump or DeSantis as examples before him. Either grow a backbone or get out of the game.”

Liberty quote.

Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 10:45 am

People.

Once again, on how even cleaning a drain pipe in NSW is regulated by thuggery and craven profit taking screwing anyone wanting to do the work themselves or offer a service.

You even need to be “qualified” in NSW….to remove graffiti or use a pressure washer.

https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/trades-and-businesses/licensing-and-qualifications/minor-maintenance-and-cleaning

We are regulating down to the lowest form of life.

This isn’t building house frames, wiring up HVAC nor is it gas fitting or laying out the sub floor sewage & water mains. (Yes, you need skills, knowledge, effort and some brains to do these).

How about if you have an IQ > 89, you don’t need a licence to CLEAN things or repair non-structural things?

As for drains:

Draining is the work of sanitary drainage. This is the construction, alteration, extension, disconnection, removal, maintenance, repair, renewal, ventilation, flushing or cleansing of any sanitary drain connecting (or intended to connect) directly or indirectly with a sewer. This includes work on a house drain connected to an onsite wastewater management system.

You need a licence before you can do any plumbing, draining or gasfitting (including LP gasfitting) work in NSW, regardless of the cost of the work and regardless of whether the work is residential, commercial or industrial.

Draining work:

Certificate II in Drainage CPC20712/ CPC20711/ CPC20708/ BCP20102 and the units of competency listed below.

In addition to one of the above, you must:

Show evidence of completing an apprenticeship and at least two years’ combined industry experience in the work covered by the units set out above

You need a dumb dumb TAFE course and two years work experience to pour Draino down the drain for free for Granny Scroggins or as part of your work as a property maintenance manager.

We are literally the stupidest country on earth. Rule by an elite legal fraternity writing rules for the dumbest illiterates.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 2, 2021 10:45 am

someone cut a servery hatch through Jesus’ feet.

‘Walk-a on water, hey? Now let’s-a see you do it, you bloody.’

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
October 2, 2021 10:47 am

Ok, L da Vinci got busy with the scalpel and tweezers because he wanted the inner workings of the body to inform his artwork. It shows too, med books unconsciously mimic his style (using a foreshortening perspective of small objects was light years ahead of photographic process).
And Caravaggio was a Romper Stomper- and you can see how populated his compositions. All of those compromised positions, dark confined spaces, pale skin exposed by horizontal light, a door thrown open and dirty deeds uncovered. Fair enough. He didn’t invent contrapostro and chiaroscuro, but he was a bloody master.
But, in the pursuit of art, I f#ck just one goat…

Cassie of Sydney
October 2, 2021 10:48 am

“Can anyone translate this McWilliam’s Brown Muscat inspired drivel?

Pretty please!?”

I’m afraid that particular Rosetta Stone hasn’t been discovered yet.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
October 2, 2021 10:50 am

But, in the pursuit of art, …

Spiros?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
October 2, 2021 10:51 am

Dot.

You seen the MUA is making the wharves officially a feudal fief?

Roughly 70% of any jobs are to be filled by people selected by the union or family members of wharfies.

The webpage for the MUA is pure shit.
It begins with a “Hands of Cuba” page popping up.

Heres the feudal part.

https://www.afr.com/work-and-careers/workplace/mua-friends-and-family-hiring-quotas-return-to-1970s-20210702-p586c2

Unprecedented union quotas that require 70 per cent of new hires to be sourced from the union and employees’ “family and friends” have been criticised as a return to tribalism and the 1970s but may well be legal.

Workplace experts have said the Maritime Union of Australia quotas in Hutchison Ports’ new enterprise agreement are “repugnant” and should be outlawed, saying it gives the union and the workforce huge influence over lucrative jobs paying up to $180,000 a year.

However, they said the clause, understood to be a first under the Fair Work Act, is likely to be legal because it doesn’t specifically require union membership, and enterprise agreements are exempted from competition laws.

The MUA has said the condition means “recruitment will no longer be left to managerial prerogative”.
..
Industry sources said union and family influence over hirings has been common practice on the waterfront but not previously formalised in agreements.

The clause, still to be approved by the workplace tribunal, says appointments will be undertaken on the basis of 40 per cent from employees’ “family and friends”, 30 per cent from the union, and 30 per cent from Hutchison.

Makka
Makka
October 2, 2021 10:52 am

As of yesterday in Sicktoria;
395 covid cases in hospital, 87 in ICU.
Over 1200 ICO beds available, 4000 in a max stretch.

Don’t believe for a second Vic hospitals are stretched. If a couple are overloaded it’s because the inept Andrews Health system is mismanaging the patient cohort, like it fucks up everything else it touches.

I saw on the tellie the other morning, the “apocalyptic” future being forecast for Vic hospitals. A very sensible prof came on and said to Allie who was clearly getting apocalyptitis froth mouth, “all they need to do is distribute patients across more wards.”

Fmd- it’s like they were fabricating (another) panic. Oh yeah…

calli
calli
October 2, 2021 10:52 am

They keep the lighting down (then) so I found it best viewed around dusk.

I saw it on a dismal, drizzling day. It’s beautiful, soft with a patina of age that only a fresco can give.

And that door punched through it to give better access to the refectory!

We stayed just opposite in one of those converted palace-like buildings so typical of Italian cities. Unbroken facade to the street, courtyard in the centre. Getting there was fun – the Beloved learned to drive Italian style that day. Minimal signals, maximum tooting and go wherever you want to, regardless of signage. And smile and gesture wildly as you do it.

Roger
Roger
October 2, 2021 10:53 am

Well, it was all going beautifully until Hitler turned up.

lol

Which reminds me of a great Norm Macdonald joke:

The more I learn about Hitler the less I like him.

CrazyOldRanga
CrazyOldRanga
October 2, 2021 10:53 am

It may have been mentioned previously, so forgive me if it has.

Those individuals who react negatively to the Vaxx. Has “healthcare” checked to see if they have already had the ‘Rona? Does being previously infected cause complications?

I am not Vaxxed and am hesitant about getting it. Travelled over 200,000Kms around this fair country last year and went through every major, and some shitty, airport without falling ill. Currently working in and around Melbourne visiting 20+ places a day including Hospitals, Aged Care, Health Clinics, Plod HQ, DHHS and regular businesses. No health issues have ensued. I only wear a mask at the hospitals and aged care out of courtesy. Everywhere else I go unmasked. Shirley if the ‘Rona was as bad as they say I would be dead from it by now, or worse.

Also, what changes on October 16th? Am I somehow retrospectively unclean or infectious or something?

Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 10:54 am

Unprecedented union quotas that require 70 per cent of new hires to be sourced from the union and employees’ “family and friends” have been criticised as a return to tribalism and the 1970s but may well be legal.

Yep.

Three storey houses for the wukkas, private school education and tokens being passed down from grandfather to grandson.

What a joke.

The MUA has said the condition means “recruitment will no longer be left to managerial prerogative”.

I’d shut down and go broke rather than give into these disgusting piglets.

(I say that, but I’m not a wealthy business owner with an ex wife, a wife, kids from both and a mistress).

Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 10:59 am

Also, what changes on October 16th? Am I somehow retrospectively unclean or infectious or something?

Coronaviruses have a daylight savings schedule that goes off the Muslim or Chinese calendar. So it is about 13 days behind the Julian or Gregorian calendar.

dopey
dopey
October 2, 2021 10:59 am

October Quadrant. Good article on the Palace Letters.

calli
calli
October 2, 2021 10:59 am

On the degrading of The Last Supper…Da Vinci liked experimenting with pigments and different formulas for paint, with devastating results. Also, the fresco had some water damage.

It’s fragile, it’s ephemeral. See it while you can. If they ever let us go.

lotocoti
lotocoti
October 2, 2021 11:00 am

Heres the feudal part.

Our Mum’s cuz was a painter and docker.
Where’s me ticket?
Happy to kick back for No Shows.

Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 11:04 am

Where’s me ticket?

All I can think of is Richie Aprile and the Sopranos no work crew at The Esplanade.

JC
JC
October 2, 2021 11:04 am

Dot says:
October 2, 2021 at 9:41 am

Caravaggio’s family stole a leg of parma ham from JC’ family in 1287 AD.

Dot, from what I’ve read, the fucker’s life was spent fighting with other artists and putting down their talents, murdering people and doing his art. He was a turd, but a great artist.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 2, 2021 11:05 am

Can anyone translate this McWilliam’s Brown Muscat inspired drivel?

Nearly time to put the fortifides away for another year and start chilling the SSBs.

That might help.

Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 11:06 am

The more I learn about Hitler the less I like him.

He was a real jerk.

Super Dave freaks out about Norm’s first ever podcast show.

Norm Macdonald (First Episode) A Hilarious Disaster

WHO WRITES THESE JOKES!?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu8dyHKoEhQ

Muddy
Muddy
October 2, 2021 11:07 am

If I remove a glove and slap someone across the face with it to initiate a duel, does the glove-on-mask contact negate the message communicated? What’s the protocol here now? Should I just ask the lady in the wheelchair to take her mask off first?

Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 11:08 am

IF I BREAK IN, ITS TO RAPE A WOMAN OR STEAL EVERYTHING IN SIGHT, BUT HE DECIDED TO TAKE A SHIT INSTEAD!

…explain to the folks at home…

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
October 2, 2021 11:10 am

Makkasays:
October 2, 2021 at 10:52 am
As of yesterday in Sicktoria;
395 covid cases in hospital, 87 in ICU.
Over 1200 ICO beds available, 4000 in a max stretch.

Don’t believe for a second Vic hospitals are stretched. If a couple are overloaded it’s because the inept Andrews Health system is mismanaging the patient cohort, like it fucks up everything else it touches.
*****

Fact check: true (according to a friend who works in a big Victorian public hospital).

Zipster
Zipster
October 2, 2021 11:10 am

China flies 25 aircraft including nuclear bombers into Taiwan’s airspace in the largest incursion for three months as tensions continue to build
25 Chinese aircraft entered Taiwan’s airspace, the island’s military has said
22 fighters accompanied two nuclear-capable bombers and one recon plane
Taiwan scrambled jets, broadcast warnings and activated missile defences
It is the largest incursion by China’s Air Force since June 15, and comes amid heightened tensions in the region

Roger
Roger
October 2, 2021 11:13 am

I saw on the tellie the other morning, the “apocalyptic” future being forecast for Vic hospitals.

We had the very same thing on the front page of the Courier-Mail.

The punch line was Health minister Yvette D’Arth (the creature who told QLDers stranded interstate that they were warned) saying Morrison would be responsible for what eventuated unless he gave QLD more money.

This is the heartless harridan who just presided over c. 20% of nurses leaving the public hospital system to avoid her vaccine mandate.

Zipster
Zipster
October 2, 2021 11:14 am

NASA won’t rename James Webb telescope — and astronomerswankers are angry
The agency found no evidence that the flagship observatory’s namesake was involved in anti-LGBT+ activities, but some say that Webb bears responsibility.

Roger
Roger
October 2, 2021 11:15 am

China flies 25 aircraft including nuclear bombers into Taiwan’s airspace in the largest incursion for three months as tensions continue to build

The ABC will run with the headline ‘Taiwan provokes China’.

Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 11:17 am
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 2, 2021 11:24 am

Given that Gladys said it won’t make any difference after Dec 1, when us lepers can rejoin society, you need only wait out the inevitable incompetence.

That’s what I’ve been saying too, areff. Hardly a ‘collaborator’.

Yet in some charming imagery I was labelled ready to be in receipt of this.

I haven’t read all of last nite’s mess back thread and may not bother.
Hairy and I were busy rewatching ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ reminiscing about how we saw it together on our separate screens on our last trip across the Pacific to LA in a half-empty Qantas 380.

It always gets me in by that early line re the car attendants in the LA car park: Never let a Mexican see you cry. The real hero of the piece of was always going to be the dog. Brandy and his dins wins.

High times in LA, where my friend from my early days who married serious money lives in Belair when she’s not in the Betty Ford Clinic. I stayed with her in her mansion in the late 80’s. Her dog was under psychiatric care. It seemed really extreme to me then; but oh how times have changed. Nothing surprises now.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 2, 2021 11:29 am

Roughly 70% of any jobs are to be filled by people selected by the union or family members of wharfies.

Jobs on the Fremantle waterfront have been handed down through the family members of “wharfies” since 1949, at least.

srr
srr
October 2, 2021 11:32 am

Social Media is Destroying Children

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

55,590 views Oct 2, 2021
The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters

JC
JC
October 2, 2021 11:32 am

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

October 2, 2021 at 11:29 am

Roughly 70% of any jobs are to be filled by people selected by the union or family members of wharfies.

Jobs on the Fremantle waterfront have been handed down through the family members of “wharfies” since 1949, at least.

‘Old money”, like you… right, Rones?

rosie
rosie
October 2, 2021 11:34 am

It’s in a convent/monastery no?
Having sacred art in a refectory was not usual iirc.
I think they sandbagged the artwork but as you say the place was bombed in wwII

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 2, 2021 11:34 am

apocalyptitis froth mouth

Another one for the Catictionary?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 2, 2021 11:38 am

It’s fragile, it’s ephemeral. See it while you can. If they ever let us go.

As we discovered when we bowled up, you have to book and our times didn’t match the wait.

It might be better in this brief hiatus now before mass tourism once more takes off. Go soonest.

JC
JC
October 2, 2021 11:40 am

Talking about money.. I went for a walk around the gardens with a private banking pal this morning. The bank he works for, according to him, has the biggest private banking operation in the country. Australia is their second largest market in Asia after Singapore. Their average sized account is $7 mill. Singapore is really a conduit for most of Asia, so there’s lot’s of wealth in this fascist shithole.

He said their seeing a lot of their accounts moving a portion of their funds from here, buying investments in Europe and the US.

Makka
Makka
October 2, 2021 11:41 am

(its not the first time ambulances have been ‘ramped’ outside hospitals, if it were, it would not already have a name ffs).

Indeed. In the same tellie segment, we saw some ambo mucky muck telling us of the dire state we are in with pics of ramped ambulances behind him.

Let us not forget; this is the same heavily unionized and politicized public Service that was sporting Vote Labour placards on its taxpayer funded vehicles last election.

The whole Vic Health situation is a rotting pile of union shit. Like all of Sicktoria’s bureaucracy and public service. A great big bucket of union vomit.

Roger
Roger
October 2, 2021 11:42 am

…if judges don’t outline specific conditions that must be meet that would justify the prolonged and abrupt curtailment of our rights to this or that goods (work, leisure, worship, and the like), then natural justice and the rule of law are dead in this country.

And we will have become a soft totalitarian state.

‘Soft’ because they didn’t need to put tanks on the streets to achieve it.

I live in hope that this will not be the case, not least because the work to demonstrate how unstable the various pieces of legislation concered are is already being undertaken in preparation for the court cases, but also because I sense that a majority of Australians are at the end of their tether and want their normal lives back.

MatrixTransform
October 2, 2021 11:42 am

What those pushing vaccine mandates resent about the unvaccinated is that they won’t pretend to be scared of COVID. If enough people refuse the lie, the narrative of a supervirus justifying all these human rights abuses could come crashing down. That’s what they’re so afraid of.

–Michael P Senger

https://twitter.com/MichaelPSenger/status/1443963315592388613?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 2, 2021 11:44 am

I do feel sorry for Victorians, trying to maintain some equilibrium in their rage.
It must be hell on earth living under Dan’s diktats. Two weeks of limbo before a Court responds.
They were much, much quicker when it came to the media vs King Kong in the ‘copter wars.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
October 2, 2021 11:48 am

‘Old money”, like you… right, Rones?

You are well past the “boring” stage of your fixation JC.

P
P
October 2, 2021 11:50 am

Liberal notes
Dominic Perrottet – 1 September 2018
Spectator Australia

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 2, 2021 11:51 am

Rogersays:
October 2, 2021 at 10:06 am
The ABC is concerned that Russia is concerned that Australia will have nuclear powered subs.

The children at Their ABC are far too young to remember that the (Soviet) Russians gave India its start in the nuclear powered submarine business by leasing one to them.

rosie
rosie
October 2, 2021 11:52 am

All the signals now are, travel for the rabble is on its way back, scheduling flights to Honolulu has nothing to do with repatriating Australian or international students.

It’s always a wonder that so much art has survived so many centuries of war, idiocy and natural disaster.
Some of Boney’s men were stationed in that refectory and did their own bit to damage the work.

MatrixTransform
October 2, 2021 11:53 am

Well, it was all going beautifully until Hitler turned up

Where have I heard that before ??
oh yeah … here for instance

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 2, 2021 11:54 am

callisays:
October 2, 2021 at 10:10 am
Thanks guys. Encouraging.

Like you, I’m reliant on this. ?

Many years ago, on Macks Reef Road between Bungendore and Canberra, there was a 60 kph speed sign. About 200 metres further on was an advisory speed sign for 70 kph.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 2, 2021 11:55 am

ROFLMAO! I just reported one of my own comments. Sorry Dover.

rosie
rosie
October 2, 2021 11:56 am

Another oddity this year, my modest super account had its best year ever, over 20 % return and my son’s returned 25 %.
I’m now wishing I’d have been brave enough to invest some more money in the stock market instead of getting .0001% interest from the bank.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 2, 2021 11:56 am

Sure if you break the LNP back into the LP and NP you’re still stuck with two bunches of wishy washy careerists who believe in nothing.

Compared to the Liars and Watermelons who believe in fairies and unicorns. I will be voting UAP. Someone (Cassie I think) said her Mum didn’t trust Fat Clive. I hope she doesn’t trust any of the others.

Makka
Makka
October 2, 2021 11:56 am

Have been watching FOUNDATION from Asimov’s books.

Woke. You would think Earth was populated mostly by African Americans and predominantly female. But not a bad story line. The graphics are cool. Worth a look would be my verdict. (Not a patch on Expanse but)

JC
JC
October 2, 2021 11:58 am

Old School Conservative says:
October 2, 2021 at 11:48 am

‘Old money”, like you… right, Rones?

You are well past the “boring” stage of your fixation JC.

As your your entertainment director , let me know how best I can entertain you, Old School.

Roger
Roger
October 2, 2021 11:58 am

Liberal notes
Dominic Perrottet – 1 September 2018

Perottet distilled: Diversity is our strength.

The problem with that is that the left wing of the party (a.k. ‘moderates’, tellingly) has been leading the conservative wing towards centre-left policy positions since Howard’s time (at least).

Conquest’s Laws of Politics, No2:

‘Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing.’

MatrixTransform
October 2, 2021 11:59 am

You even need to be “qualified” in NSW….to remove graffiti or use a pressure washer.

Dotty, the other day I did some worksite inductions online.

It was compulsory that I watch a video that was all anti-modern-slavery.

It is now mandated that if I sniff even a whiff of modern-slaver I must contact the Human Rights Commision.

I very nearly rang them up to dob myself in

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 2, 2021 12:00 pm

I think Pigs is a very troubled person. (He mentioned recently a daughter who had died.)

Sad if true.

That sort of pain lasts a lifetime. If sniping at me helps him cope, then go the rats, Pigsy.

Nup.
No excuse.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 2, 2021 12:00 pm

Given the disease can be carried by vaccinated as well as unvaccinated is the CHO mentally challenged or is the mong lying?

Embrace the power of “and”.

MatrixTransform
October 2, 2021 12:01 pm

He said their seeing a lot of their accounts moving a portion of their funds from here, buying investments in Europe and the US

Anecdotally confirmed … I know several buildings in Melb that were dumped by their asian owners

calli
calli
October 2, 2021 12:04 pm

How is that consistent with natural justice and the rule of law?

It isn’t.

He’s a despot.

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 2, 2021 12:07 pm

callisays:

October 2, 2021 at 10:59 am

On the degrading of The Last Supper…Da Vinci liked experimenting with pigments and different formulas for paint, with devastating results. Also, the fresco had some water damage.

It’s a fresco.
Very difficult if not impossible to restore.

Barry
Barry
October 2, 2021 12:08 pm

dover0beach says:
October 2, 2021 at 11:29 am

Don’t believe for a second Vic hospitals are stretched.

Yeah nah. ‘Being stretched’ is no where near ‘the system collapsing’

the idea that this paltry number of cases threatens imminent collapse of the ‘hospital system’ in a state of 6M people, suggests the warning is a load of horse shit.

The whole thing is a grab for power and resources.

The hospital administrators’ interests are best served by misrepresenting the hospital status, and requesting more resources and staff. So that’s what they do.

This also aligns with Dan’s interests.

There is no-one anywhere in any public office whose interests are served by limiting the size of the State. So here we are. Parasites slowly strangling their host.

srr
srr
October 2, 2021 12:14 pm

miltonf says:
October 2, 2021 at 10:08 am

The whole scamdemic seems to have given some people’s sad, empty lives some meaning. It’s also a great way for nasty nobodies to make themselves feel important.

Yep, and identifying the sad, nasty nobodies to elevate into positions where they can ruin the lives of the Non-Compliant (and anyone else who’s ever pissed them off as The Major Perk of their Position), has been going on since before The Internet.

The restrictions being put on people, especially in the West, couldn’t have even been whispered yet if those nasty little Global Stasi weren’t already in place & working.

rosie
rosie
October 2, 2021 12:17 pm

I see Tina Arena is admitting to voting for Danbutnomore.
#dannext

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
October 2, 2021 12:21 pm

Scratch Ayers from the leadership race:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10049567/Intriguing-photo-wannabe-NSW-leader-Stuart-Ayres-Gladys-corrupt-ex-Daryl-Maguire-circulates.html

Wet as Stokes has thrown his hat in the ring and predictably Perottett. ABC touting for Speakman & Constance as well. Can’t see Kean mentioned anywhere even as a deputy.

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 2, 2021 12:25 pm

Not a patch on Expanse but

We’ve enjoyed “For All Mankind” on Apple TV. It all changes in 1969 when Russians put Alexei Leonov on the Moon a month before Neil and Buzz. Second Russian a bit later is a woman. Story goes from there.
Scenes on the Moon are well done.

P
P
October 2, 2021 12:28 pm

TheLastRefuge
@TheLastRefuge2
·
52m
Senator Rand Paul vs HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, Now We Discover Why Obama’s Shadow Government Needed Becerra

https://twitter.com/TheLastRefuge2/status/1444113313173024771

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 2, 2021 12:32 pm

Any Cats know of any live feeds to today’s protest? Or has plod shut them all down?

Apparently there is action at the botanical gardens.

srr
srr
October 2, 2021 12:36 pm

Yes, Govt may be incompetent but the power brokers who install & remove them, aren’t.

Over 100 years since World War (phase 1), and the power brokers have rolled on with their League of Nations that they re-birthed as the United Nations & countless other Non-Govt Entities, to ensure that Govts they installed would never break free of where the power brokers have continued to push them – to the Global rejection of God & persecution of remaining Christians.

Also, this is wrong –
comment image

That wasn’t the act of Govt, but rather, independent contractors, who were likely making their little stand against The Powers that keep trying to elevate cyclists above
freedom loving car drivers.
Just like Anti-Communist artists employed by Communists would work their mockery of Communism into the art and so help boast the morale of fellow slaves of Govt.

Makka
Makka
October 2, 2021 12:37 pm

#dannext

Incoming: female Premier.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
October 2, 2021 12:40 pm

Scenes on the Moon are well done.
Don’t you bloody start

Cassie of Sydney
October 2, 2021 12:42 pm

“BC touting for Speakman & Constance as well. “

Speakman…he’s another Green like Kean. I’ll vote for Minns over Speakman.

Bons
October 2, 2021 12:43 pm

There is no need to feel sorry for Vic’s. Look at their voting history. The idiots thought that it was edgy and sophisticated to vote for criminal union gangsters, bloated dykes and marxist academics.
Put up with it Viccos, own goals.

Cassie of Sydney
October 2, 2021 12:46 pm

“Compared to the Liars and Watermelons who believe in fairies and unicorns. I will be voting UAP. Someone (Cassie I think) said her Mum didn’t trust Fat Clive. I hope she doesn’t trust any of the others.”

I can understand the attraction to UAP…I certainly like Craig Kelly. But I don’t trust Fat Clive. I remember how he behaved from 2013 to 2016.

I will be voting Lib Dems. David Limbrick is one of the few politicians I like in this country.

Cassie of Sydney
October 2, 2021 12:49 pm

“Bonssays:
October 2, 2021 at 12:43 pm
There is no need to feel sorry for Vic’s. Look at their voting history. The idiots thought that it was edgy and sophisticated to vote for criminal union gangsters, bloated dykes and marxist academics.
Put up with it Viccos, own goals.”

Bit harsh….there are plenty of Victorians who don’t vote Labor. However I certainly don’t feel sorry for those who did vote for Dan.

But you only have to look at the jelly back Liberals to understand why Victorians have voted Labor for twenty years….same in QLD…and in WA, the Liberals will be in opposition for the next half a century. The Liberals are spineless, craven, quislings, always desperate to be liked.

Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 12:50 pm

I very nearly rang them up to dob myself in

Hello Milord. Yes, I will like to report myself as a serf, my occupation title however is dogsbody. And I like turnips.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 2, 2021 12:51 pm

A lecturer in creative writing at UTS had a fine mum.
Nice essay.
I may be biased in my opinion about this article. 😀

srr
srr
October 2, 2021 12:53 pm

Dot, selectively editing, mixing & scramble “quoting” anyone in order to mock them, is simply a low act.
I thought you’d grown out of that.

“srr says:
October 2, 2021 at 6:49 am
‘Rabz says:
October 1, 2021 at 11:13 pm
Class warfare is a big part of this putsch

Milts – we grew up in a classless society. We’ve devolved back into one.

All thanks to our not so beloved nomenklatura.’
____
It’s what that utter, up-his-own-arse snob, Whitlam was actively recruiting us into when he pushed his/the Communist, “Work Smarter, Not Harder”, ‘Free’ Uni for All, major whack at Societal Breakdown.

[Dot cuts here, inserts another post, pretends I’m talking about his/her invented outrage then asks to have what he/she has cut out, ‘explained’.]

Even before kids left high school they were trashing their parents for being ‘too stupid’ to go to Uni. They were embarrassed by honest, hard working parents.

Some of us saw way back then, where that was headed.
When you actually produced things for a living you knew there just weren’t that many “executive” jobs to be had.
When you worked for the council, you knew there weren’t that many council JOBS to be had.
When you were a Union Rep, you knew there weren’t that many blood sucking Communist bastards & Fascist f#cks in the country, yet, but by God, Whitlam & his ilk were out there madly grooming generations of them to come.

Of course, trying to warn people back then that this was a deliberate plan, only got you shouted down as a ‘know nothing, paranoid idiot’ by your ‘betters’, those educated in the Fascist Factories known as University.”

Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 12:56 pm

Over 100 years since World War (phase 1), and the power brokers have rolled on with their League of Nations that they re-birthed as the United Nations & countless other Non-Govt Entities, to ensure that Govts they installed would never break free of where the power brokers have continued to push them – to the Global rejection of God & persecution of remaining Christians.

The UN is corrupt and past it, but they did good regarding:

1. Korea.
2. Iraq War I. (Yes, I am aware of the shenanigans pre war regarding Kuwait, Iraq & America).
3. The UN HDR, ICCPR, ICESR.

There’s no grand plan.

Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 12:59 pm

Of course, trying to warn people back then that this was a deliberate plan, only got you shouted down as a ‘know nothing, paranoid idiot’ by your ‘betters’, those educated in the Fascist Factories known as University.”

What deliberate plan? Stop making shit up.

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 2, 2021 1:06 pm
Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 1:08 pm

When you were a Union Rep, you knew there weren’t that many blood sucking Communist bastards & Fascist f#cks in the country, yet, but by God, Whitlam & his ilk were out there madly grooming generations of them to come.

Whitlam was a rich lefty but he never withdrew from our treaty obligations with the US during the Cold War.

As it has been pointed out on the old blog, the Liberals began withdrawal from Vietnam before Whitlam was elected.

Name the group behind this “plan” or make an argument that he was an actual Commie & wanted to make us a satellite of the USSR.

Likewise Britain had quite left wing governments before Thatcher (and being objective, Thatcher was a socialist in practice, maybe as time went on it would have moved back to laissez faire) but the UK Labor Pardee still pointed nukes at Moscow.

Australia now was objectively a freer country under Whitlam or the much maligned Fraser or Hawke than in the last 18 months.

I’d have his hare brained ideas over Morrison’s tacit approval of State despotism any day.

PS

Uni isn’t free anymore and I paid up front by the semester in recent years..

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 2, 2021 1:11 pm
Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 1:12 pm

When you worked for the council, you knew there weren’t that many council JOBS to be had.

Working for local government is your example of “making something”?!

Arky
October 2, 2021 1:17 pm

Armadillosays:
October 2, 2021 at 1:11 pm
Real Rushkan is up and going now….

..
Goddamnn freedom f*ggots.

P
P
October 2, 2021 1:19 pm

Paul Dowsley
@paul_dowsley
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2m
Now walking The Tan
https://twitter.com/paul_dowsley/status/1444138719011749893

9m
#BREAKING A protest group has gathered next to the Myer Music Bowl. No police with them yet but watching from above.
https://twitter.com/paul_dowsley/status/1444137269980381184

Arky
October 2, 2021 1:19 pm

Are they heading for the ABC?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 2, 2021 1:20 pm

A lecturer in creative writing at UTS had a fine mum.

Bruce that is a well-written and highly researched essay on birds in the scheme of things, tender and sensitive and time bitten as it should be; but oh dear, when UTS or other universities grab hold of creative people who can write they always ensure that they fill them with the usual left dystopian vision of humanity on the planet. It makes what would otherwise be a pleasant and discursive piece something of a chore to read.

wivenhoe
wivenhoe
October 2, 2021 1:22 pm
calli
calli
October 2, 2021 1:24 pm

Lots of helicopter activity.

The marchers appear to be a younger demographic.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 2, 2021 1:31 pm

As it has been pointed out on the old blog, the Liberals began withdrawal from Vietnam before Whitlam was elected.

John Gorton began that withdrawal when one of the three infantry battalions of the Task Force was not replaced at the end of its tour, William McMahon went on to virtually complete that withdrawal, yet it’s still an article of faith of the Left that “Gough got us out of Vietnam.”

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 2, 2021 1:32 pm

Bruce, while we’re on birds, Hairy and I observed a massacre of the innocents the other day in a local street while out walking. Above us in a tallish tree we heard a Currawong commotion and saw five of them circling. There’s a nest there, says Hairy, who has very keen eyesight and who in his childhood used to do bird-watching (in hides, proper bird-watching) with his father. Are they fighting over food? I ask, but then I too see what the trouble is all about. A tail of grey and white feathers from some rather big bird is extruding from the nest and then the intruder rise up his gorge to swallow a small struggling nestling. then another, and then another. The large unidentified (by us) bird then took wing to digest his pleasant meal and the circling Currawongs were like peasants after a Viking raid, left bereft, still swooping hopelessly for the fight now lost, circling the sundered nest in anguish at the enormity of their loss. We left feeling sad, but saying to ourselves that the Currawongs do it too. They take nestlings from other birds’ nests. All living things survive in jungles. The way of things.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
October 2, 2021 1:34 pm

BON

On birds—feathered messengers from deep time
by Delia Falconer,

I might add we have a Frog dolphin researcher with the last name Delphine..

This is why you dont see many people around with the last name “shitter fixer or “psycho”.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 2, 2021 1:34 pm

Lizzie – UTS is UTS. She’s probably going to be cast out as a heretic for failing to mention climate change even once in the whole piece.

But all that is quibble, since the essay is a eulogy, and a nice one.

JC
JC
October 2, 2021 1:37 pm

Old style

We’ve got Whitlam bingo. How’s that for entertainment? Umm.

srr
srr
October 2, 2021 1:38 pm

Don’t believe for a second Vic hospitals are stretched. If a couple are overloaded it’s because the inept Andrews Health system is mismanaging the patient cohort, like it fucks up everything else it touches.
*****

Fact check: true (according to a friend who works in a big Victorian public hospital).

Yep.

Yesterday I got yet another letter from the Govt telling me they need my follow up results after a positive test.

My doctor’s now sent three request to the hospital for urgent follow up tests.

This was after a polyp was removed but “lost” between surgery & the lab, many years ago, then having my next scopes cancelled, twice, before Covid.

I’m still waiting.

In the mean time I’m going with what I’ve been enduring for many years being the result of previous medical malpractice and whatever it turns out to be, something else that I’ll survive ‘against all odds’.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 2, 2021 1:39 pm

JC.
Does the “C” in “JC” stand for Caravaggio?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 2, 2021 1:41 pm

Zipstersays:
October 2, 2021 at 11:10 am
China flies 25 aircraft including nuclear bombers into Taiwan’s airspace in the largest incursion for three months as tensions continue to build

Why didn’t they shot them down?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 2, 2021 1:43 pm

the essay is a eulogy, and a nice one.

Yes. A well-remembered mother.

Since we had our nest so close to the terrace, and saw our determined mum Currawong through the weather and the worst of it, marvelling at how all of this was going on around us in spite of the other things that were grabbing our attention, I have been able to turn to our local birds greatly for solace.

JC
JC
October 2, 2021 1:48 pm

Sanchez

Yes, I’m from the Caravaggio line. Old money. 🙂 actually old lire.

P
P
October 2, 2021 1:49 pm

Paul Dowsley
@paul_dowsley
·
2m
Back towards the Yarra after turning around at Southbank.
https://twitter.com/paul_dowsley/status/1444146579032526851

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
October 2, 2021 1:52 pm

So what sort of person at Leggo thinks.

“This product needs more screaming queens”

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
October 2, 2021 1:52 pm

Good lord, the built environs of Melbourne make an ugly, ugly, ugly city.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 2, 2021 1:53 pm

JCsays:

October 2, 2021 at 1:48 pm

Sanchez

Yes, I’m from the Caravaggio line. Old money.  actually old lire.

I knew it!
Too much protestething about the old Caravangio this morning.
Imagine if the old bastard had left you something.
Even an old VANA exercise book with some sketches and scribbles in it would get you a villa on Lake Como.
Pre CGT too.

JC
JC
October 2, 2021 1:54 pm

At this moment there’s a cop helicopter that’s been hovering around for the past 45 minutes stalking the botanical gardens/shrine. I wish the fucking thing fell out of the sky and into the Yarra.

I fucking despise Vicpol. You ought to see them walking around where I get my coffee in the morning. Two really fat arsed cop shelias dressed in combat garb… getting coffee and a Danish (of course).

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 2, 2021 1:54 pm

A tail of grey and white feathers from some rather big bird is extruding from the nest

Lizzie – That sounds like a channel-billed cuckoo. They’re very big and they especially search out currawong nests, going from tree to tree. Sometimes my currawong pairs arrive with a channel bill chick in tow – they’re bottomless pits for food, screechingly loud, and the poor currawong ‘parents’ think the creature is their kid.

And yes, I’ve had to rescue noisy miner chicks from currawongs too from time to time. It’s the way of the world. But the local currawongs seem to have lost interest in the noisies to some extent. Which is good.

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been able to get all four of the latest batch of noisy miner chicks to take food from my hand. One single chick from a nest in my neighbours’ yard to the west and three in a second group from a nest to the north somewhere. The latter three like to hang out on the clothesline, looking like small fluffy toys.

And yesterday I was walking around the local reserve and saw one of these having a rest in a tree, no more than about 10m away. Very handsome he was!

JC
JC
October 2, 2021 1:54 pm

sheilas

Nelson_Kidd-Players
October 2, 2021 1:55 pm

Cassie of Sydneyverysays:
October 2, 2021 at 8:09 am

As I wrote yesterday, we have an important family dinner coming up and so I went to book a restaurant in Woollahra. On the website it said that it will check people’s vaccination “IDs”. I didn’t continue with the booking.

I’m tempted to start a booking just to bail out when I reach the vax condition…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 2, 2021 1:57 pm

Wally Dalísays:

October 2, 2021 at 1:52 pm

Good lord, the built environs of Melbourne make an ugly, ugly, ugly city.

One intersection in Melbourne says it all.
Collins and Queen.
Three corners of magnificent Victorian buildings each of about five-six stories, with the South West corner occupied by some hideous 1970’s thing.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
October 2, 2021 1:58 pm

Hmm think last link died.

Queer eye leggo set.

JC
JC
October 2, 2021 1:59 pm

Even an old VANA exercise book with some sketches and scribbles in it would get you a villa on Lake Como.
Pre CGT too.

Lol.. That spot is just gorgeous. We had an annual trader’s meeting at Villa D’Este one time in the 90s. Beyond gorgeous.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 2, 2021 2:01 pm

We have never been to Como.
But on the list.
Of course, only when we can do it without a vax-card.

JC
JC
October 2, 2021 2:01 pm

The ratio of Vicpol to the population is 1 in 300. Most other big states is around 1 to 500. There really is a case of partially de-funding these useless canutes.

rickw
rickw
October 2, 2021 2:05 pm

What’s today’s shit news from Victoria?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 2, 2021 2:05 pm

JCsays:

October 2, 2021 at 2:01 pm

The ratio of Vicpol to the population is 1 in 300.

By weight it is 1 to 75.

JC
JC
October 2, 2021 2:06 pm

lol

Arky
October 2, 2021 2:06 pm

The economic devastation, beatings and arrests will continue for the protection of your health.

rickw
rickw
October 2, 2021 2:08 pm

I’m tempted to start a booking just to bail out when I reach the vax condition…

I think that’s the go, when you turn up and they refuse you entry, “fuck you” and walk away. If they wink and let you in, they deserve your business.

rickw
rickw
October 2, 2021 2:10 pm

Two really fat arsed cop shelias dressed in combat garb… getting coffee and a Danish (of course).

Did you vomit?

Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 2:10 pm

Yeah no, I don’t think this is a hoax. Massive amounts of very negative reviews over two weeks.

Guess What Happened to This Hotel After it Allowed 150 Afghan Refugees to Stay

Paul Joseph Watson
1.88M subscribers

Paying guests got some cultural enrichment they were not expecting.

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

sfw
sfw
October 2, 2021 2:11 pm

Sancho, agree Melbourne was beautiful and there’s still a bit left however that 70’s eyesore is on the SE corner. On the NE corner is the ANZ building, look inside it one day if you can, it’s amazing.

rickw
rickw
October 2, 2021 2:15 pm

The marchers appear to be a younger demographic.

They should do a jogging protest, that would completely fuck the lard arses at Vikpol.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 2, 2021 2:16 pm

What can we learn from the war in Afghanistan?
Mark Willacy’s new book, Rogue Forces, considers the behaviour of SAS troops while in Afghanistan

By Richard King
12:00AM October 1, 2021
5 Comments

The publication of Mark Willacy’s Rogue Forces coincided almost exactly with the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan. The coincidence was a happy one, no less so for occurring in unhappy circumstances. For as Joe Biden called time on liberal interventionism, many commentators took the opportunity to rehearse the argument that the War in Afghanistan was a “just” war lost for want of resolve. Though Willacy makes no comment on the rightness or wrongness of the war itself, he is here to remind us that, militarily and morally, it was a lot messier than that version of events would suggest.

Rogue Forces is a follow-up to Willacy’s award-winning Four Corners documentary, Killing Field, which featured allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan on the part of the Australian SAS, as well as footage of an Australian soldier apparently executing an unarmed Afghan. After that program aired in 2020, the ABC journalist was inundated with allegations of yet more crimes in Afghanistan, and Rogue Forces makes those accusations public, while also fleshing out the allegations made in the original program. As with the latter, it relies on interviews with servicemen and servicewomen, the principal sources being Tom (an “operator” – i.e. SAS combatant), Dusty Miller (a combat medic), Braden Chapman (a signals intelligence operator) and Christina (a “Handheld Imagery Data Base manager”). The book is dedicated to these four individuals.

Standing in contrast to Tom et al. are the SAS soldiers accused of war crimes. In particular, there are Soldiers A, B and C, who are accused of killing, or of enjoining others to kill, PUCs, or “people under control”, and thus of breaking the rules of war.

There are also allegations of faked reports, the mutilation of dead bodies and so-called “throwdowns”, whereby SAS soldiers are said to have dressed the bodies of unarmed Afghans with guns, radios and military chest rigs (“battle bras”) in order to make them look like combatants. According to Willacy, this last practice was so common that it became something of a running joke, with one gun in particular – a semiautomatic Makarov pistol – appearing in a string of photographs. More generally, Willacy and his interviewees paint a picture of a regimental culture in which drunkenness and physical bullying are accepted. Some soldiers are so dehydrated from booze that they have to be “IV’d” before operations, while open contempt for anyone not wearing the sandy beret of the SAS is positively encouraged by some patrol commanders, whose prominent role in the alleged offences was so ably described by Samantha Crompvoets in her book Blood Lust, Trust and Blame. Indeed, it is plain that in a number of cases the only soldiers not “under control” were the ones who were supposed to be in charge.

There are thus two SASs in Rogue Forces, and the question arises of which of these cohorts Willacy regards as exceptional. On the one hand, the book seems pretty clear on this point: Soldiers A, B and C are “rogue” elements – a disgrace to an otherwise noble regiment. But there is also something of a nod in the title to Ben McIntyre’s book SAS: Rogue Heroes, and thus to the idea that the Special Air Service attracts a certain kind of person: fearless, intelligent, and a little crazy. Could it be, then, that the exceptional nature of the SAS is part of the problem, leading as it might to an exceptionalism on the part of the operators themselves? Willacy writes that his book is “an attempt to explain the macro through the micro”, but whether “the macro” refers to Australia’s role in the war, the SAS regiment, or one particular squadron isn’t always entirely clear.

This ambiguity does not detract from the book’s power. The principal value of Rogue Forces, after all, is its account of alleged war crimes within the SAS, which it will fall to future historians to synthesise into an account of the War in Afghanistan. My own hope is that this history will form part of a broader confrontation with the role war plays in Australian culture, and the creepy air of obligatory celebration that has grown up around the Anzac legend in particular. The figure of the “larrikin” Digger no doubt has a basis in reality. But it wasn’t all Aussie egalitarianism and cocking a snook at the higher-ups. There was plenty of “rogue” behaviour, too, much of it in the form of lethal racism.

In the meantime, this brilliant and courageous book should be required reading for anyone seeking to paint our most recent military adventure as morally unambiguous. As Willacy shows, the “moral injury” sustained by many veterans was often a case of friendly fire.

P
P
October 2, 2021 2:17 pm

Avi Yemini
@OzraeliAvi
·
36m
Riot police are stepping back for now as protester tells them how it is.
https://twitter.com/OzraeliAvi/status/1444145219801214979

srr
srr
October 2, 2021 2:17 pm

Dot says:
October 2, 2021 at 12:56 pm
[…]
The UN is corrupt and past it, but they did good regarding:
[…]

Serving the very bear minimum of spoons full of sugar to help their poison go down.
Please don’t pretend you, I or anyone else is too stupid to knowhow that works.

Oh and there is a grand plan.

That grand plan is to criminalise Christianity, Globally.

And here we are, our ‘Christian’ Church leaders Obeying Global Political Orders to Lock Christians Out of Church, and that’s not even the worst concession they’ve paid to stay in the Legal Good Books of Anti-Christs.

You do realise that the UN is behind the push to Sexualise Children and that it’s already lead to once Christian States removing Christian children from Christian parents.

That’s why God warned us keep fighting the good fight & not fall at the last.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 2, 2021 2:20 pm

On the NE corner is the ANZ building, look inside it one day if you can, it’s amazing.

Used to wait there for the stretch limo* after work and enjoyed a good sticky-beak through the gothic leadlight windows.
My most recent visit inside was spoilt by the braindead ANZ staff who had no idea of serving customers in order.
.
* bus.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 2, 2021 2:22 pm

Noisy on the clothesline a few minutes ago. It’s fun!

Gilas
Gilas
October 2, 2021 2:23 pm

From a YT’s Discernable commenter..

To be governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-ridden, regulated, penned up, indoctrinated, preached at, checked, appraised, seized and censured.

To be governed is to have every operation, every transaction, every movement noted, registered, counted, rated, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, refused, authorized, indorsed, admonished, prevented, reformed, redressed and corrected.

To be free in a civil society, it must be commanded to be so by beings who posess neither the knowledge, nor the wisdom, nor the virtue to do so.

-Pierre Joseph Proudhon

Amen

Muddy
Muddy
October 2, 2021 2:28 pm

Shy Ted says:
October 2, 2021 at 9:48 am

Pharmageddon, please Muddy, if it isn’t already there. Prob doesn’t need an explanation.

Yes it does please, Shy Ted.
I have enough distractions in my life at the moment without finishing other people’s sentences.

Megan
Megan
October 2, 2021 2:30 pm

Sancho, agree Melbourne was beautiful and there’s still a bit left however that 70’s eyesore is on the SE corner. On the NE corner is the ANZ building, look inside it one day if you can, it’s amazing.

Back at the turn of the century I worked in that 70s eyesore. My office window squarely faced the ANZ building. I got the better of that deal!

Megan
Megan
October 2, 2021 2:32 pm

And maybe I was waiting for the same stretch limo alongside Sen?r Sancho and didn’t even know it! Stranger things have happened.

Megan
Megan
October 2, 2021 2:32 pm

Ooohh. Fancy Cat takes offence at using correct accents.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
October 2, 2021 2:34 pm

JC says:
October 2, 2021 at 1:48 pm
Sanchez

Yes, I’m from the Caravaggio line. Old money. ? actually old lire.

This is surprising, considering Caravaggio liked the young boys.

srr
srr
October 2, 2021 2:34 pm

Dotsays:
October 2, 2021 at 12:59 pm

Of course, trying to warn people back then that this was a deliberate plan, only got you shouted down as a ‘know nothing, paranoid idiot’ by your ‘betters’, those educated in the Fascist Factories known as University.”

What deliberate plan? Stop making shit up.

Dot, we’ve all seen you around the cat/s long enough to know you know there have been more than enough people you respect here who have rightly blamed Whitlam & others of that ideology for deliberately disempowering the working & middle classes and raising armies of ‘educated elites’.

You know, idiots who wouldn’t have passed their leaving certificate in the old days but suddenly qualified for University, got tickets they never paid for and that gave them the ‘qualifications’ to further belittle & degrade the old working classes while also making a motza for keeping productive people unproductive.

Or are you trying to say there never was a March Through The Institutions and everyone who’s ever warned & written of it, such as Yuri Bezmenov, were intellectual midgets next to your University Trained & Qualified Lawyer mind?

srr
srr
October 2, 2021 2:36 pm

Armadillosays:
October 2, 2021 at 1:06 pm

OK. Live link here…

https://www.facebook.com/100073002622790/videos/960935317819693/
Thanks, but it’s no good for non-facebookers.

P
P
October 2, 2021 2:36 pm

Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels – 2nd October 2021

John XXIII wrote a Meditation for the Feast of the Guardian Angels, which reads, in part: “We must remember how admirable was the intention of divine Providence in entrusting to the angels the mission of watching over all mankind, and over individual human beings, lest they should fall victims to the grave dangers which they encounter.”
Wikipedia

Behind Enemy Lines
Behind Enemy Lines
October 2, 2021 2:38 pm

Think about it: most of today’s Melbourne protestors easily disappeared into the park and surrounding streets, because the only thing that differentiates them from the many picnickers and walkers milling around outside right now is that the protestors were publicly dissenting from Diktator Dan’s diktats.

sfw
sfw
October 2, 2021 2:47 pm

Anyone remember Steve Harley and Cockney Rebels ‘Come up and see me’?

The bloke who did the guitar solo is still going and playing as good as ever.

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

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 2, 2021 2:50 pm

To think I probably got elbowed out of a bus queue by a fellow Cat and didn’t know it.
Another memory of that building was a couple of us sheltering from the pissing rain in the Queen St entrance whilst waiting for the bus.
Squat little security guard comes out and tells us to get off the steps.
I just moved just onto the street in front of the door but still getting shelter and he says “No. You have to move right out of the way.”
I says, “Ah, no. I am on public property and you know what that means”.
He did.
They used this entrance for people who were coming in for bank functions. Whilst this little turd was issuing his move on order a couple got out of a taxi and walked over to the entrance. The woman said something like “I am sure Jeremy(?) wouldn’t begrudge people sheltering from the rain.”
Obviously “Jeremy” was the host of the ANZ shin-dig because it had the desired effect on the little turd.

srr
srr
October 2, 2021 2:58 pm

Dot, I truly hope you enjoy a long life, from which you’ll more clearly see how long the bastards have been dancing us to hell; one step forward, two steps back, one step forward, spin, three steps back …

You don’t have to close your eyes to the bad to acknowledge the good.
In fact you should appreciate the good all the more when you see just how precious it is.

As to the modern cost of a Lawyers ticket; I know it well, with one of my children being a federally licenced specialist lawyer.
I know the work & sacrifice it takes to get there and I do NOT belittle your success, I just ask you to remember some of the people others would have you consider as ‘nobodies’, aren’t.

Winston Smith
October 2, 2021 3:03 pm

rickw:

Yep. There’s no way fucking Dickhead Dan or anyone else is forcing me to get jabbed. This is the line.

At the start of this episode, I stated the ‘vaccine’ was my hill and I wouldn’t compromise.
That remains my position.*
Que sera, sera.
*Just in case you were wondering…

Winston Smith
October 2, 2021 3:14 pm

Calli:

There will be some sore heads about this morning. Nothing like pixels hopping from one foot to the other for a Friday night dust up.

It’s a very rare day when I scroll through an entire evening to get past the bullshit.
I’m normally an avid link presser and comment reader because I hate to miss stuff. (Which is how you manage to get me with the old ladies link so often.)
It’s the personal invective that pisses me off.

srr
srr
October 2, 2021 3:18 pm

Dotsays:
October 2, 2021 at 1:12 pm

When you worked for the council, you knew there weren’t that many council JOBS to be had.

Working for local government is your example of “making something”?!

No Dot, and I’m sure you know that.

Were you alive, working, in the 1970’s?

It was an age when councils picked up garbage, cleaned streets, mowed parks, ran pounds, you know, real jobs we paid rates to have done for our benefit.

We knew better then than the ‘educated’ classes do now, just how BAD it was to expand Councils beyond Doing Those Hard Work Jobs For Us.
That was the point I was making.
Just as we knew producing armies of Spread Sheet Experts was counter productive in a country that was getting rid businesses that actually produce things.

But Goff & Co simply stroked the egos & tickled the ears of everyone who wanted to live like characters in “Dallas”, convincing them that anyone who ‘got an education’ could “Work Smart, Not Hard” and become stonking rich.

It was a lie then & it’s a lie now.

MatrixTransform
October 2, 2021 3:19 pm

Back at the turn of the century I worked in that 70s eyesore

that 70’s eyesore is actually constructed on top of the bones of the original building

I believe the original was a 4 story gothic looking thing and it has now been extended in height about 3 times

Winston Smith
October 2, 2021 3:21 pm

miltonf:

Even ussr is back but not so many Qld creeps which is good.

You rang?

Indolent
Indolent
October 2, 2021 3:22 pm

Ron DeSantis on truth

This fits perfectly with the clip on how totalitarian states work above. Without truth there’s nothing.

Winston Smith
October 2, 2021 3:25 pm

Calli/Megan:

Withholding of grandchildren is the act of a desperate, over-emotional person. Which leads me to think that the young mum is under the pump too and punished the one she knew would offer unconditional forgiveness. As mums do.

Sometimes mums have to remind their adult children that they are doing things the wrong way. Not harshly, but with parental gravitas.
…and a threat to send them to their rooms if they get out of line.

srr
srr
October 2, 2021 3:26 pm

🙂

dover0beachsays:
October 2, 2021 at 1:30 pm

Jimmy Dore on VAERS and tinnitus.

Is there Anything Jabs Can’t Do! … 😉

Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 3:29 pm

The problem I have with SRR is someone always needs to be blamed.

No one in a back room declared “let’s outlaw Christianity” in 1945 in their process to create the UN.

The UN was formed to prevent another Hitler, who executed people like Saint Fr Maximillian Kolbe.

It did some good stuff but it was a net failure and we should withdraw now.

The Roman Empire wanted to destroy Christianity but ended up taking it on as a State religion and it was the official religion in one of the biggest Empires known to man.

There is no continual temporal power that plots to destroy Christianity. They have converted or don’t exist anymore.

You have no evidence that the UN wants to sexualise kids. How do you think the culturally Confucian Chinese or conservative Christian African states will feel about this? There are UN conventions pertaining to children’s rights and slavery. Try this:

Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages

The problem with the UN is abuse is apparently rife by UN staff.

Zipster
Zipster
October 2, 2021 3:35 pm
Zipster
Zipster
October 2, 2021 3:36 pm

The problem I have with SRR is someone always needs to be blamed.

being rational with irrationals is not rational

rosie
rosie
October 2, 2021 3:38 pm

Don’t be silly dot, can’t you see the sinister hand of the global elite and their new world order?
Plain as the nose on your face.

A Suggestion
A Suggestion
October 2, 2021 3:51 pm

The UN was formed to prevent another Hitler, who executed people like Saint Fr Maximillian Kolbe.

Didn’t need it to stop the original.
Truth of the matter is, it was the English speaking world which stopped Hitler. Others helped, but the English speaking world did the hard yards. They stood up to Hitler and divided his forces so that he could not overwhelm the Russians. They didn’t need any frecockta international body to do it. The UN was set up by communists to undermine the English speaking world.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 2, 2021 3:58 pm

rickw @ 2.05 dans shit doesn’t stink.

P
P
October 2, 2021 4:01 pm

Emerald Robinson ??
@EmeraldRobinson
·
6h
I think we have finally located the official spokesman for the free world.
Quote Tweet
BristolBlues ????
@BristolBlues
· Sep 26
This guy is dropping truth bombs ? ?????? Australia ???
https://twitter.com/EmeraldRobinson/status/1444084961959612416
(Warning: bad language)

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
October 2, 2021 4:14 pm

Viva la revolución

Vive la révolution

calli
calli
October 2, 2021 4:18 pm

Nice accent, Rambler!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 2, 2021 4:21 pm

A rello who lives in Geelong was on FaceBooks bitching about how the DHHS and their ABC have confused the shit out of people by muddling the Shires of Barrabool, Moorabool and Warrnambool.
One of them is supposed to be in LockDan, but at various points all three have been named.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
October 2, 2021 4:22 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 2, 2021 4:23 pm

Mr Rambler.
Leave the Thpanish to me, por favor.

Zipster
Zipster
October 2, 2021 4:25 pm

madness

The Government has decided against building a $785 million cycle bridge across Auckland’s Harbour after strong public pressure against the idea.

Roger
Roger
October 2, 2021 4:26 pm

The UN was set up by communists to undermine the English speaking world.

That would be news to Roosevelt & Churchill, who were largely responsible for setting it up (though Rossevelt didn’t live to see it inaugurated).

The Communist takeover really begins in the 1960s when decolonised nations under Marxist/Soviet influence joined & formed a bloc that pushed for a larger social and economic role for the UN than was originally envisaged.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
October 2, 2021 4:29 pm

A rello who lives in Geelong was on FaceBooks bitching about how the DHHS and their ABC have confused the shit out of people by muddling the Shires of Barrabool, Moorabool and Warrnambool.
*******
They’re nowhere near Ultimo or Southbank so why would anyone at the ABC give a flying duck?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
October 2, 2021 4:30 pm

Leave the Thpanish to me, por favor.

Bell ath keth to you.

srr
srr
October 2, 2021 4:31 pm

The problem I have with … some … is that they fear the mob –

Dot says:
October 2, 2021 at 3:29 pm
The problem I have with SRR is someone always needs to be blamed.
[who is that “one” I’m “blaming” for the UN?]

No one in a back room declared “let’s outlaw Christianity” in 1945 in their process to create the UN.
[I didn’t say that, but go on]

The UN was formed to prevent another Hitler, who executed people like Saint Fr Maximillian Kolbe.
[so you’re just going to skip over The League of Nations & the people who opposed it & it’s ‘second birth’ as the UN because they knew what other ‘mischiefs’ were planned to be done under the guise of ‘Global Cooperation Towards Peace’.]

It did some good stuff but it was a net failure and we should withdraw now.
[It was a net failure long ago, but those who kept reporting on why it was, were fobbed of as ‘Conspiracy Theorists’.]

The Roman Empire wanted to destroy Christianity but ended up taking it on as a State religion and it was the official religion in one of the biggest Empires known to man.
[They USED it without the understanding or faith to see God ‘used them back’ to keep the flame of His Holy Spirit burning in those who heard His Word.]

There is no continual temporal power that plots to destroy Christianity. They have converted or don’t exist anymore.
[Atheists may believe this, Christians know otherwise.]

You have no evidence that the UN wants to sexualise kids. [There is not only evidence, there is a whole arm of the UN, with specially produced & distributed material dedicated to pushing Early Childhood Sexualisation as a “Right” under Law that parents are criminalised for objecting to] How do you think the culturally Confucian Chinese or conservative Christian African states will feel about this? [Christian Chinese & Africans have been some of the strongest voices against the UN Child Sexualisation Programmes because Westerners terrified of the “racist” tag, aren’t much good at shouting Them down] There are UN conventions pertaining to children’s rights and slavery. Try this:

Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages [another spoonful of sugar to make poison swallowing easier.]

The problem with the UN is abuse is apparently rife by UN staff.
[No, that’s only the dust on lid. Few want to see what they keep hidden when they know what’s allowed to be known and allowed to continue.]

srr
srr
October 2, 2021 4:33 pm

Zipster says:
October 2, 2021 at 3:36 pm

The problem I have with SRR is someone always needs to be blamed.

being rational with irrationals is not rational

Repeating popular lies to stay popular is spiritual suicide.

Arky
October 2, 2021 4:40 pm

My comment on this video:

Eat shit, liberal progressive idiots. (Not you Dave) Your type have spent decades eliminating conservatives and Christians from academia. This all belongs to you. Enjoy it, dickheads. Only now you understand that in this revolution YOU took the useful idiot role (someone had to) And NO, the pendulum ain’t swinging back to your white bread liberalism, because you eliminated the people from the institutions who could have begun such a process. It’s full blown Marxism from here, and I’ll give you the tip: you aren’t going to survive it.

srr
srr
October 2, 2021 4:40 pm

“A Suggestion says:
October 2, 2021 at 3:51 pm
‘The UN was formed to prevent another Hitler, who executed people like Saint Fr Maximillian Kolbe.’

Didn’t need it to stop the original.
Truth of the matter is, it was the English speaking world which stopped Hitler. Others helped, but the English speaking world did the hard yards. They stood up to Hitler and divided his forces so that he could not overwhelm the Russians. They didn’t need any frecockta international body to do it. The UN was set up by communists to undermine the English speaking world.
____________________

Correct, but remember, here we’re speaking with someone who was known by all old ‘cats’ as, “Pol Dot”, due to where their love of the UN’s Open Border and other Globalist polices caused them to stand & fight, against old farts who knew better.

Zipster
Zipster
October 2, 2021 4:42 pm

HINA ruthlessly exploited the Covid pandemic as part of its goal to achieve global domination, former spy chiefs and diplomats say.

Communist bosses – accused of covering-up the origin of the disease in an alleged lab leak – are said to have used the crisis to ratchet tighter control over its people while waging economic war on Western rivals.

all the bullshit coming out of china is tactics to spread economic contagion

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
October 2, 2021 4:44 pm

Señor Pancho
No hay problema, amigo mío

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 2, 2021 4:44 pm

They’re nowhere near Ultimo or Southbank so why would anyone at the ABC give a flying duck?

Exactly.
They tout themselves as the “Emergency Broadcaster” but their knowledge of rural place names and geography is atrocious.
Examples.
Moe. Correct pronunciation “Mo-Wee”. ABC pronunciation “Mow”.
Stawell. Correct pronunciation “Stall”. ABC pronunciation “Stay-Well”.

Zipster
Zipster
October 2, 2021 4:49 pm

California to Require Covid-19 Vaccines for All Eligible Students
Statewide mandate, first of its kind in the U.S., to take effect after FDA grants full approval for vaccine for people aged 12 and older

Roger
Roger
October 2, 2021 4:58 pm

They tout themselves as the “Emergency Broadcaster” but their knowledge of rural place names and geography is atrocious.

This is why in QLD when the emergency is regional the local ABC regional radio station handles it, not Brisbane.

A good example of the absurdities a lack of local knowledge can lead to is the reporting of the Toowoomba flash flood of 2011. Virtually every non-local report, including The Australian, had the flood waters rushing through Toowoomba’s CBD and then miraculously climbing the western side of the Great Dividing Range in order to inundate the Lockyer Valley. Nobody appeared to know that the cloud burst happened right over the continental divide; what fell on the western slopes – where Toowoomba sits – drained to the west and what fell on the eastern slopes – which are quite steep – caused the mayhem in the Lockyer Valley.

Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 4:58 pm

The UN was set up by communists to undermine the English speaking world.”

Who wrote this brain dead dreck?

Did we fight in Korea against ourselves?

Winston Smith
October 2, 2021 5:03 pm

https://www.counton2.com/news/national-news/4th-year-since-las-vegas-massacre-stirs-emotions-ceremonies/
The FBI has a conveniently short memory.
One day the truth will come out, but I’m not holding my breath.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
October 2, 2021 5:07 pm

The UK Labour Party conference kicked up the opinion that all bicycle paths should be destroyed because “racist” – ‘cos mostly white people use them.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
October 2, 2021 5:09 pm

I think we can safely say Victoria is now the first truly Marxist self governing territory in Australian history.

A few years late of the 100th anniversary of the 1917 uprising in Russia but then again, Dan never could get things done on time.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 2, 2021 5:18 pm

I think Pigs is a very troubled person.

Unlike most commenters who seem witty, urbane and exhibiting very little evidence of nano wriggler infestation.

Dot
Dot
October 2, 2021 5:21 pm

So, did Linford Cicero Christie hate bikes???

Roger
Roger
October 2, 2021 5:22 pm

The UK Labour Party conference kicked up the opinion that all bicycle paths should be destroyed because “racist” – ‘cos mostly white people use them.

Keir Starmer, Labour leader, also averred that the next James Bond should be a woman.

Unfortunately, the Labour Party can’t agree on just what makes a woman a woman these days.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
October 2, 2021 5:23 pm

nano wriggler infestation

After 2 or 3 slabs, I have noticed that there are things that I don’t remember eating.
Could this be a sign of an infestation?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 2, 2021 5:24 pm

The funniest thing about the UN right now is when De Blasio told them they all had to be immunized they said get stuffed. 😀

New York says UNGA delegates must be vaccinated, angering Russia (16 Sep)

Delegates must be vaccinated to enter the debate hall, the mayor’s office told the assembly president in a letter dated September 9, but Moscow queried whether New York had the authority to enforce the mandate.

Attendees must also be vaccinated if they want to eat or exercise indoors, the letter added.

“We strongly object that only people with a proof of vaccination should be admitted to the GA hall,” Nebenzia wrote in the letter seen by AFP.

He described it as “a clearly discriminatory measure,” adding that preventing delegates to access the hall was a “clear violation of the UN charter.”

The NY major pulled his head in (with scorch marks) and the UN went about business as usual, except perhaps for boozy dinners at restaurants, since they’ve been obliterated by the endless lockdowns.

Roger
Roger
October 2, 2021 5:26 pm

SBS has a documentary on the invasion of Normandy on at 5:30pm.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
October 2, 2021 5:26 pm

The UK Labour Party conference kicked up the opinion that all bicycle paths should be destroyed …

Damn. For a minute there I thought they were talking about bicyclists. A shame he went for the paths, the bicyclists would be a sure election winner.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 2, 2021 5:28 pm

dannext
Incoming: female Premier.

The Liars have a bad habit of handing off a hospital handpass when all is lost. Ask Mother Russia, Bambi and Carmen Lawrence. A couple of them made a career out of it.

srr
srr
October 2, 2021 5:31 pm

P says:
October 2, 2021 at 4:01 pm

Emerald Robinson ?? @EmeraldRobinson · 6h
I think we have finally located the official spokesman for the free world.
Quote Tweet
BristolBlues ???? @BristolBlues · Sep 26

This guy is dropping truth bombs ? ?????? Australia ???
https://twitter.com/EmeraldRobinson/status/1444084961959612416
(Warning: bad language)

🙂 I still recall when a number of the cat ladies (who LOVE this guys rant), got grossly offended at me for also referring to a ruthless female politician as a, “witch bitch”.

Hell, even very recently they & their white knights got grossly offended at me for sharing a post in which someone else called Gladys Berejiklian, “ugly”.

But don’t think I’m talking of hypocrisy here. That’s simply another red herring.

The thing to take note of is when the regular friends & associates who frequently banter like English Football fans, turn as one against outsiders who dare agree with anything ‘the regulars’ have said.

It’s never what the outsiders say that enrages the insiders, it’s that the outsiders are an independent, unknown entity who can’t be known or trusted to take a topic in the ultimate direction it’s intended to go.

Remember, propaganda only works when people already believe enough of what’s being said to trust the propagandists when they slip other ideas in and weld them to already held core beliefs. 😉

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 2, 2021 5:31 pm

And then they all got their knickers in a twist about Mr Bolsonaro for not being vaccinated. Which was also funny, since he’d suffered a widely publicized case of bat crud last year, so is naturally immune.

The UN is thoroughly lefty and thoroughly hypocritical. But then that approaches oxymoron these days.

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