Open Thread – Weekend 2 Oct 2021


The Calling of Saint Matthew, Caravaggio, 1600

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feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 10:13 am

Can’t even see Macquarie Bank

A citizen journo posted some stats on twitter last year saying Macquarie now employs more former public servants as consultants etc than former politicians.
The stats were disputed but what does that tell you regarding the decision making in Australia.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
October 4, 2021 10:13 am

…from next year in the UK owners will only be able to charge their cars 15 out of 24 hours per day.

Introducing load consonance: a smooth brain policy impact.

1) The off peak price signal vanishes;

2) A new ‘dog ate my homework’ excuse enters the productive economy. “Sorry I’m 10 hours late Guv, I was kept at the last job and couldn’t get me fukn charger on…”

Diogenes
Diogenes
October 4, 2021 10:13 am

Australia Post unable to deliver mail every day or not at all is on the job today.

Mrs D had some items drop shipped to several of her customers. They arrived in Oz during the first week of September, and were delivered to several Sydney suburbs yesterday.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 10:14 am

Kean.
Not Keen.
In fact I’m not keen on kean.
Boom tsch…I’m here all week…try the filet mignon…

Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2021 10:14 am

VRockdoctorsays:
October 4, 2021 at 10:08 am
Wow Barillaro jumps ship. Why am I getting this niggling feeling the NSW Libs are about to take a hard left ward tack.”

Barilaro was pretty left himself on a number of social issues. He supported those ghastly abortion laws two years ago.

Roger
Roger
October 4, 2021 10:16 am

areff, that’s just terrible.

Words fail.

My sympathies, areff.

Gab
Gab
October 4, 2021 10:17 am

Areff, that is disgusting. The hireling in non-action.

Pity she didn’t have this Australian priest!

If you’re Catholic and don’t pray the Rosary daily, you are catholic in name only.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 4, 2021 10:18 am

Why am I getting this niggling feeling the NSW Libs are about to take a hard left ward tack

With Photios setting the sails it doesn’t matter who is holding the tiller.

duncanm
duncanm
October 4, 2021 10:18 am

I have hope for Perrottet. The right people are annoyed.

“If you question man-made climate change, you are not a sceptic,” he said. “If you support stronger borders, you are not a racist. If you want a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, you are not a homophobe.”

Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2021 10:19 am

“I have hope for Perrottet. The right people are annoyed.”

I also do.

Crossie
Crossie
October 4, 2021 10:21 am

I still don’t understand this media mourning of the end of Gladys’s reign. Almost everyone I know, granted that is not a large number, is glad she is gone. I keep hearing the expression “got her comeuppance” a lot. Yet our media unanimously sing her praises.

In the past at least half if not more of the media were expressing opinions I agreed with. In the last two years there has been a seismic shift and they have floated off on their own landmass. Now they are not able to see if any of us even exist let alone how we think or feel.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
October 4, 2021 10:22 am

I was thinking this morning about how the Chook cancelled the very top tier of tickets, those in the very top of the stadium.

Lizzie, my understanding of the reduced capacity issue is that the Chook decreed a 25% reduction in people allowed in; then V’landys said the NRL would allow in ticket holders on a first-bought first-in basis (giving refunds to the last-in group); and then the stadium worked out how to seat those allowed in. Leaving one section empty makes for ease of cleaning after the game.
I wouldn’t be surprised if there had been a plebeian revolution taking place on the night – team supporters moving to sit with their crowd and enjoy the game together. Totally ignoring the Chook and stadium directives.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 10:23 am

As a Catholic I prefer to be guided by the Catholic church who is guided by the Holy Spirit (God)

Bwahahahahah.

But hey, I’m an apostate.

Dot
Dot
October 4, 2021 10:23 am

Who on earth is sending Beryl Gladischlockian flowers???!!

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 4, 2021 10:24 am

Zipster – clearly now at the top of many peoples “To Do” list. Not sure how much longer they can kick it down the road.

Twostix
Twostix
October 4, 2021 10:25 am

I got a not great vibe from Perrott announcement.

First was the black masked gimp standing behind him. Dreadful.

Second he seems a nice fellow but he has to close his eyes to make his points. It’s the trait of a nervous policy wonk thinker not of a leader.

I think he’ll rely on the charismatic gimp he had there to do any sort of head kicking and serious negotiating and will end up his puppet. Seen it happen many times with mostly socially adjusted big brain IT goons who after floating towards the top, end up managing – and quickly being managed by some cool non IT manager that ends up under them.

Hope I’m wrong.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 10:25 am

Lots of Sydney golf clubs have non-playing memberships.
I suppose it’s similar to churches having non-believing members.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 10:26 am

Who on earth is sending Beryl Gladischlockian flowers???!!

Rusted on Liberal voting retards.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
October 4, 2021 10:27 am

Can’t even see Macquarie Bank or Crown bothering to pick him up. The Nationals are worse for good government than the Greens.

He’ll fall into a sinecure somewhere.
I can’t see a career politician not having a well paid exit strategy.

areff
areff
October 4, 2021 10:30 am

Gab, Mum said the rosary every night and was buried with her beads.

In the end, rather than send her off from the non-denom memorial park chapel, I called the parish we attended in Yarraville when I was a kid. The priest there could not have been more accommodating, immediately agreeing to do both funeral and burial and, like you, evincing disgust that the Altona priest couldn’t be bothered going to the trouble of attending to his pastoral duties.

Interesting: the Yarraville priest is the son of a former Quadrant contributor on military matters. Lovely bloke, and further proof that trust is more likely to produce an honest dividend when invested in a conservative.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 10:31 am
MatrixTransform
October 4, 2021 10:32 am

When he kicks these into gear you can forget about welding in the workshop.

Scoff scoff
talk about a non-issue
simple.

just install a solar farm, wind gen, and a battery

everybody at the end of the line will benefit.
it’s for the greater good

Crossie
Crossie
October 4, 2021 10:33 am

Dot says:
October 4, 2021 at 10:08 am
What’s the word on Perrotett sacking Hazzard and repealing these stupid health orders?

A reshuffle will certainly happen but I am not confident that policies will change.

Gab
Gab
October 4, 2021 10:34 am

Mum said the rosary every night and was buried with her beads.

I hope you follow her excellent example.

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 10:35 am

There needs to be a “Health” minister who isn’t elderly, obese, with a respiratory condition so bad that he had to carry a puffer with him.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 4, 2021 10:36 am

He also declined to have the funeral there, actually saying it would be “a lot of trouble” — deep cleaning the church after the service etc., — for just 10 people.

What a pig of a priest, areff.

Twostix
Twostix
October 4, 2021 10:36 am

CL posted about the ‘It’s too late’ script that is being recited on Australian media.

The US went through that back in July:

‘It’s too late’: Doctor forced to turn down COVID patients begging for vaccine
By Jackie Salo
July 21, 2021 2:51pm

‘They Beg me for the Vaccine’: Nurses Share Stories of Unvaccinated Patients Fighting COVID-19

By Artie Ojeda • Published July 22

Alabama doctor describes how sick COVID patients ‘beg’ for the vaccine but she can only hold their hand and tell them it is too late
Bethany Dawson
Jul. 25, 2021,

Etc, etc, etc.

I’d say at a certain percentage of first dose vaccination the pandemic response action plan says kick off a “begging” media campaign.

Crossie
Crossie
October 4, 2021 10:37 am

Interesting: the Yarraville priest is the son of a former Quadrant contributor on military matters. Lovely bloke, and further proof that trust is more likely to produce an honest dividend when invested in a conservative.

areff, my parish priest is youngish and very strongly opposes what is happening. He is a very good pastoral leader. I find the generation of priests who were ordained in 60s and 70s as a group are not as committed.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 4, 2021 10:41 am

In the end, rather than send her off from the non-denom memorial park chapel, I called the parish we attended in Yarraville when I was a kid.

Well done, you. I am so glad you managed to find a good churchman.

You wouldn’t have wanted that false priest anywhere near your mum anyway.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 10:42 am

Ridgeback Biotherapeutics is the partner of Merck who developed the Merck-mectin treatment.
The white anting of Ridgeback has already begun.
Amazing how other Big Pharma are now saintly with all their sins forgiven.
But now, Ridgeback is the devil with all it’s previous failings amplified.

Crossie
Crossie
October 4, 2021 10:44 am

Twostix says:
October 4, 2021 at 10:36 am
CL posted about the ‘It’s too late’ script that is being recited on Australian media.

The US went through that back in July:

‘It’s too late’: Doctor forced to turn down COVID patients begging for vaccine
By Jackie Salo
July 21, 2021 2:51pm

I saw a nurse on the news last night saying just that and I thought how interesting, no name of the nurse or the hospital she works in. Our media are despicable.

Makka
Makka
October 4, 2021 10:49 am

I saw a nurse on the news last night

In Vic they are pushing for better benefits and hero bonus. They are protecting us from “apocalyptic” outcomes here, doncha know.

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2021 10:49 am
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 4, 2021 10:49 am

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Says it all, Gab. Beautiful.

Words for the ages from down the ages. It is good they are still remembered and used.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 10:51 am

In Vic they are pushing for better benefits and hero bonus. They are protecting us from “apocalyptic” outcomes here, doncha know.

Hero bonus for empty wards & tiktok videos ?
And tweeting how the CFMEU were blocking ambulances from getting across the Westgate bridge?
Remember that?

P
P
October 4, 2021 10:52 am
rosie
rosie
October 4, 2021 10:54 am

Look at how the ABC and friends are pointing at Dom Perrottet’s Catholicism ( must be an extremist because he has six children) as a great negative.
A certain someone even raised the hideous spectre of Opus Dei.
Apparently separation of church and state now means ‘no Christians shall be suffered to be in public office’.

miltonf
miltonf
October 4, 2021 10:54 am

This shit turned up in my email just now…
What if I’m not fully vaccinated at the 70% target?
Unvaccinated people, or those who have only received one vaccine dose will not be able to do everything a fully vaccinated person can do, you will not be able to:
• visit friends or family in their homes
• access non-critical retail
• attend weddings with more than 5 guests
• go back to some workplaces
• go out to pubs, or visit other premises which are open only to vaccinated customers.

miltonf
miltonf
October 4, 2021 10:54 am

The above is for NSW btw

Gab
Gab
October 4, 2021 10:55 am

We are not obliged to ”obey” the pope in all matters. Never have been.

Pope Francis has chosen to speak often in his first body, the body of the man who is Pope. In fact, even in documents which, in the past, have represented more solemn teaching, he states clearly that he is not offering magisterial teaching but his own thinking. But those who are accustomed to a different manner of Papal speaking want to make his every statement somehow part of the Magisterium. To do so is contrary to reason and to what the Church has always understood. It is simply wrong and harmful to the Church to receive every declaration of the Holy Father as an expression of papal teaching or magisterium.
[…]
While maintaining firmly the Catholic faith in what pertains to the Petrine Office, we cannot fall into an idolatry of the papacy which would make every word spoken by the Pope to be doctrine, even if it is construed to be contrary to the very word of Christ, for example, regarding the indissolubility of marriage.
[…]
A Cardinal in Rome commented on how good it is that the secular media are no longer attacking the Church, as they did so fiercely during the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI. My response was that the approval of the secular media is, on the contrary, for me a sign that the Church is failing badly in her clear and courageous witness to the world for the salvation of the world.

– Cardinal Burke

MatrixTransform
October 4, 2021 10:55 am

What gets me ‘animated’ is fuckwits getting on here liberally spraying around words like ‘traitor’, ‘treason’ and ‘Nazi’ at people who would choose to use the passport.
And particularly when it comes from someone who has been granted special privileges to work for 18 months whilst most others sit at home twiddling their thumbs.

nah … time to be honest
Granted that when the person in question suggests you’re a ‘good little Cherman’ it upsets you.
Would that be because that the spirit of how it was said, it could well turn out to be true?

Putting words in other people’s mouths as you’ve been doing , well, it makes you sound like a good little cheman too.
You can infer or ascribe all sorts of motive all you like but in the absence of a reply from the person in question, you’re just shouting at the wind

and look at you trying to smear a working guy for simply having a job.
fuck me … gunner got the sack right?
got another job … stood down by edict right now as well.

what the fuck is wrong in your head?

Krokodil Tränen

areff
areff
October 4, 2021 10:56 am

Alas, Gab, I lost the faith quite some time ago. Not lapsed and bitter — agnostic most of the time, atheist when God turns against the Bulldogs, as happened two weekends ago.

Dot
Dot
October 4, 2021 10:56 am

This shit turned up in my email just now…
What if I’m not fully vaccinated at the 70% target?

Where’s the regulation?

It didn’t exist last night

srr
srr
October 4, 2021 10:57 am

The State can and does support & even decree by law, a parent’s ‘right’ to “Transition” their children or use them as human guinea pigs For The State, but The State denies a parent the Right & Duty to Protect their children from The State supported life threatening experimentation and even murder.

Yes, remember, a father can’t stop their Born Alive ‘aborted’ babies from being left to die, even when full term & healthy.

The State ONLY supports the mothers’ “Right” to murder the children of men, not the fathers’ Right & Duty to protect them.

Just as soon, parents will have NO Right to protect even their babies from having Jabs forced into them.

And the state of the world only came to this hellish point because The Church wasn’t only M.I.A. but actively smoothed the way for The Abortion Industry & all it’s related abominations to not only be accepted but become celebrated & even revered … unlike Holy Communion in their now Closed Churches.

Sixty plus years ago, driving with the family & the priest, my Grandfather got into an argument with the priest. A ding-dong roaring argument that the priest was losing badly and thought to end by the smarmy, condescending, chuckle punctuated question, “Old man, why are you burning up so much?”

To which my Grandfather replied, “Why aren’t you burning?”

That there are any faithful remaining in The Church, isn’t due to generations of white washing the sins of the wolves allowed to roam in Her, but thanks to God for not leaving us without those who refuse to call raving wolves, ‘holy’.

Gab
Gab
October 4, 2021 10:58 am

May the tears and prayers of your mother bear fruit in future, Areff.

MatrixTransform
October 4, 2021 11:06 am

You seem to think that in front of all this, your redneck wisdom and opinions of garage based engineering matter. They don’t.

Laws of Garage Thermodynamics have hereby been repealed

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 4, 2021 11:08 am

Zatarasays:
October 4, 2021 at 9:48 am
In a just world, this guy would get a bullet in the head

In a world of poetic justice he’d die of a jab-caused clot. A very painful one.

I agree, he is a very painful clot, but what makes you think that he has actually been jabbed?

calli
calli
October 4, 2021 11:08 am

My response was that the approval of the secular media is, on the contrary, for me a sign that the Church is failing badly in her clear and courageous witness to the world for the salvation of the world.

Cardinal Burke nails it.

MatrixTransform
October 4, 2021 11:09 am

Can I borrow this for other circumstances?

pretty sure he borrowed the concept from you and just put it into nicer sounding words, mate

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 4, 2021 11:10 am

Garage Thermodynamics

Is that related to Garage N a z i s m?

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 4, 2021 11:12 am

areff

When Mum was found dead at the end of the bed the new priest at whose church she had worshipped for 40 years refused to come to her home to say the prayer for the dead. He also declined to have the funeral there, actually saying it would be “a lot of trouble” — deep cleaning the church after the service etc., — for just 10 people.

Very sorry to hear of this utterly un-Christian act.

Would it be a fair assumption that the new priest is of neither Polish nor Vietnamese ethnicity?

miltonf
miltonf
October 4, 2021 11:15 am

Fauci is just another one of these foul geriatrics who want to wreck their respective countries before they go pop.

MatrixTransform
October 4, 2021 11:15 am

Just as I have been advocating for freedom of choice

as I type this, sirens outside, probably near the IGA.

you don’t have freedom of choice

which is something Gunner recognizes but apparently you don’t

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 11:15 am

They are chanting Tom Brady’s name as he trots back onto the field at Foxborough.
The last time I heard that was when Ron Gibbs returned to Brookvale for the first time.

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2021 11:15 am

Did someone suggest that we agree with the Pope on all things sacred and profane?
No.
Smearing people who have been vaccinated in good faith as cooperating with evil because you think so?
Also no.

As for ussr and the my dad had an argument with a priest therefore the Catholic church is evil.
We heard your meaningless story the first time and repeated, the story remains equally unconvincing.
Noone ever claimed sinlessness for priests either.
But keep telling us Pope Francis is pro abortion and that the Church profits from the abortion industry though, that’s a winner.

MatrixTransform
October 4, 2021 11:17 am

Wait on…that was always the ‘argument’ wasn’t it?

I believe it’s called the No True Cherman fallacy

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 4, 2021 11:18 am

Laws of Garage Thermodynamics have hereby been repealed

The 1st Law says that rebuilding your garage after you’ve burnt it down is expensive.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 4, 2021 11:18 am

Lizzie, notafan and Leigh Lowe formally want you to know that they are tired of your ‘issues’ with the vaccine and covid 19

Everyone here has ‘issues’ with the vaccine and Covid 19. Nothing is clear cut. Sancho said he was weighing up his options, as we all do. Rosie has simply examined some of the issues. You don’t have to agree about the various politics of this epidemic nor its science. It is not uni-dimensional.

I don’t think we should tear each other apart on this blog about it. Take it to the real enablers, the compliant media personalities. Even Gunner, who did lose his cool quite badly the other nite, should just come back in and share his experiences again with us. Emotions have run high, but that’s not surprising, given the political outrages around us.

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 4, 2021 11:19 am

just install a solar farm, wind gen, and a battery

Mate of mine who has bought a property has done just that. 20 Kw solar array, 33 Kw-h of batteries (lead acid, sealed) and 7 KVA Kubota diesel generator. So far the solar/ battery has never run out.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
October 4, 2021 11:20 am

Our workman just told a nosy biddy working at the supermarket that she didn’t need to see his tick as it’s an invasion of his privacy and his word should be good enough.
He doesn’t live in the town so he’s not concerned and he’s one big unit.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 4, 2021 11:22 am

Daily Mail.

The secret offshore wealth of world leaders: Leak of 12 MILLION files reveals Putin ‘mistress’s’ $4.1m Monaco flat , Azerbaijani ruler’s $500m London property deals, King of Jordan’s $100m empire and Czech PM’s $22m French chateau

Pandora Papers show Tony and Cherie Blair bought London office via offshore company
Files were obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
King of Jordan secretly bought £70million worth of property in the US and UK
Many transactions show no legal wrongdoing but expose how the UK has failed in its promise to bring in a register of offshore property owners

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2021 11:23 am

Matrix.
A couple of questions.
Is your business going to boycott clients who impose vax passports?
If not, do you think you forfeit any moral authority to question others who use a vax passport?
Because providing an essential service to a client who enforces vax passports is enabling and validating the system, is it not?
In fact, do you think I have a legitimate right to ask those questions or not?

Makka
Makka
October 4, 2021 11:25 am

Even Gunner, who did lose his cool quite badly the other nite,

I haven’t seen gunner’s tirade but I know this; no matter what is said and done, you cannot hold it against him for wanting to keep employed in this horrid Victorian environment. Nobody here really knows his financial circumstances. There are more than enough real bludgers and perpetual parasites about that deserve real opprobrium.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 4, 2021 11:25 am

She can’t help herself.

New South Wales is ‘rudderless’ without Gladys Berejiklian

Sky News host Sharri Markson says New South Wales has been left “rudderless” after the shock resignation of Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

When you are sailing directly to hell, losing your rudder is a plus. I like Sharri but she really does have a blind spot sometimes.

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 4, 2021 11:26 am

Pope mandates vaccination: 3 members of the Swiss Guard resign

Oh, these guys:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaTn3oRPtzg
Lt Col. Tom Kratman managed to work a tribute to those guys into “The Tuloriad”. Set in Ringo’s Posleen universe but the story is told from the Posleen pov.

Roger
Roger
October 4, 2021 11:27 am

Apparently separation of church and state now means ‘no Christians shall be suffered to be in public office’.

The separation of church and state has proven itself to be a double edged sword.

Originally intended to protect Christians from unwarranted state interference in their affairs, it has long since become a weapon in the Left’s hands to exclude Christianity from the public square.

One flinch from Mr. Perrottet and, sensing weakness, the prog-left will pursue him relentlessly in order to bring him down. I hope he realises this.

rickw
rickw
October 4, 2021 11:27 am

First time a #RoyalNavy warship had transited through the #TaiwanStrait !

How language has been corrupted. I automatically read that as Transitioned and wondered how it worked. Everyone hacks their nuts of at the same time halfway through the passage?! 🙂

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 4, 2021 11:28 am

Czech PM’s $22m French chateau

To be fair the guy was a billionaire already when he was elected.

calli
calli
October 4, 2021 11:31 am

Lol. They’ve just sung Happy Birthday for the third time. No one wants to go home.

The champers must run out eventually.

#partyingbyproxy

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2021 11:32 am

What?
We can’t say we are sick of hearing how the vaccine is baddddd (which i never actually said, though it’s true enough, I am)
I said given the current uptake by the ‘sheeple’ saying everyone is gunna die of vaxx poisoning isn’t going to be much of a vote winner at future elections and you might be better off focusing on stuff like ending free for all state of emergency powers, mandatory vaccines, that kind of thing.
And you know, having been on the receiving end of almost daily shouty shutuppings this kind of weenywhinerwhinging is risible.

Muddy
Muddy
October 4, 2021 11:32 am

Every army needs its machine-gun fodder, so it might be unproductive if we banish Gunner prematurely.

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2021 11:32 am

I hope so too Roger.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2021 11:33 am

Makkasays:

October 4, 2021 at 11:25 am

Even Gunner, who did lose his cool quite badly the other nite,

I haven’t seen gunner’s tirade but I know this;

You should go and have a look.
Old thread last Friday night.
Informative.

no matter what is said and done, you cannot hold it against him for wanting to keep employed in this horrid Victorian environment.

Equally, can you hold it against someone who wants resume employment after a cumulative nine months off even if it involves a state sanction pre-qualification (be that a vax passport, a union ticket, whatever)?

MatrixTransform
October 4, 2021 11:33 am

A couple of questions.

mate, I gotta tell ya that after you 3 day spazz chuck over sweet fuck all, that I will not be handing you bullets.

so fuck off with your leading questions

What it comes down to is I do … got your problems x10 … hold onto yr pearls nanna

just got an email from a 60 storey customer that there’s a covid case in the joint.
2 of were there last week as well.

Muddy
Muddy
October 4, 2021 11:33 am

calli says:
October 4, 2021 at 11:31 am

Lol. They’ve just sung Happy Birthday for the third time. No one wants to go home.

Maybe it’s a dementia support group?

MatrixTransform
October 4, 2021 11:34 am

* 2 of us were there

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 4, 2021 11:34 am

First time a #RoyalNavy warship had transited through the #TaiwanStrait !

All that tells me is journos these days don’t have any grasp of history. On the other hand reminding nice Mr Xi about the Opium Wars probably isn’t helpful right now.

MatrixTransform
October 4, 2021 11:37 am

do you think I have a legitimate right to ask those questions or not?

I will start answering in good faith
at exactly the time
you start asking in good faith

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 4, 2021 11:37 am

No way Gunner should be banished.

calli
calli
October 4, 2021 11:38 am

Lol Muddy. I might need their help some time down the track.

areff
areff
October 4, 2021 11:39 am

Boambee: Actually, the can’t-be-bothered priest is not only of Polish background, he’s actually ordained Polish Orthodox, which I didn’t know existed until one of Mum’s friends told me.

The former priest, who buried Dad in 2012, was Vietnamese — another lovely bloke but you couldn’t understand a word he said.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 4, 2021 11:39 am

Every army needs its machine-gun fodder, so it might be unproductive if we banish Gunner prematurely.

No. Take me first. I’m more expendable in front of a gun. Gunner is not banished.
He’s on the right side in all of this and still has plenty of grunt in him.

Dot
Dot
October 4, 2021 11:39 am

Sky News host Sharri Markson says New South Wales has been left “rudderless” after the shock resignation of Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

Okay, Sharri is sending Gladys flowers.

If Orkopolous transitions, maybe he and Gladys can be cellys.

cohenite
October 4, 2021 11:41 am

Good toons; Garrison probably the best with the L-col in jail while traitors like milley strut around.

In other news:

Watch: Dr. Campbell Reveals the Reason Behind India’s Ivermectin Blackout

Baby in “Roe v. Wade” Case was Never Aborted and Just Came Out Publicly

Makka
Makka
October 4, 2021 11:43 am

Equally, can you hold it against someone who wants resume employment after a cumulative nine months off even if it involves a state sanction pre-qualification (be that a vax passport, a union ticket, whatever)?

I wouldn’t. This economy here is so fkd up it’s everyone for themselves on how they handle all this. I get it that some think the noble thing to do is go out in blaze of glory and say fk the “system”. But I’m betting the “system” (passports)is going to prevail for the foreseeable future here, no matter what the self sacrificers do. That presents a myriad of choices for everyone in the system.

I decided to double vax for my own personal reasons but I’m adamant it’s an individual choice and abhor the way we are being coerced into it. It sickens me. The politics, lies and deceit around covid and the vax just sickens me.

Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2021 11:44 am

“Bruce of Newcastlesays:
October 4, 2021 at 11:25 am
She can’t help herself.”

I watched Sharri last night and it was a good programme but I had to laugh. She’s obviously outraged at ICAC and how it arbitrarily exercises its powers and smears people. I am as well but last night Sharri was harping on about “presumption of innocence” and how ICAC unfairly smears people and that there’s no recourse. She’s right, it’s an outrage but I do wonder if Sharri is someone who applies the same standard of innocent until proven guilty to Pell, Porter and other MEN. I don’t recall her getting hot under the collar or outraged at how Pell was crucified or when Porter was smeared. Sharri’s a hypocrite.

Muddy
Muddy
October 4, 2021 11:44 am

But can you move as quickly as Gunner, Lizzie? We’ll be seeking a distraction so that we princesses and princes can escape to safety.

I wasn’t suggesting that anyone be ‘banned.’ It was an attempt to lighten the mood.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 4, 2021 11:45 am

just got an email from a 60 storey customer that there’s a covid case in the joint.
2 of were there last week as well.

I wonder when we as a nation will really get round to believing that ‘cases’ don’t matter.

In other countries, they’re at that stage already. We’re just starting to accommodate to the idea that it may even exist here, let alone accepting it as normal.

areff
areff
October 4, 2021 11:47 am

Neil ‘Apparatchik’ Mitchell just asked 3AW listeners: “If you’re not going to get tested, how will you know if you’re infected.”

Hey, Ms Reinhart, how about buying some Melbourne wavelength and seeing if there’s an Australian Rush Limbaugh out there? As Roger Ailes noticed, there’s a huge ignored and unserviced market just waiting to be tapped.

Gab
Gab
October 4, 2021 11:47 am

Anyone in fear of losing their job, you need to watch this:

https://twitter.com/reignitedemaust/status/1444075550637576197

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 4, 2021 11:48 am

But can you move as quickly as Gunner, Lizzie?

Look, I’ve just finished my Monday interpretive dance class. You should see me go.

My fancy moves alone would be enough of a distraction for even the lesser Royals to escape. 🙂

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 4, 2021 11:48 am

areffsays:
October 4, 2021 at 11:39 am
Boambee: Actually, the can’t-be-bothered priest is not only of Polish background, he’s actually ordained Polish Orthodox, which I didn’t know existed until one of Mum’s friends told me.

Thanks. I am surprised.

duncanm
duncanm
October 4, 2021 11:49 am

Some prime new waterfront being formed in La Palma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XLGtLa_-Ic

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2021 11:49 am

Matrix at 11:33.
I take that as you saying that I don’t have the right to question your approach to vax passports in your business.
That is fine by me.
“Mind your own business” is a perfectly valid response to any question around this.
From either side of the debate.

Crossie
Crossie
October 4, 2021 11:51 am

When you are sailing directly to hell, losing your rudder is a plus. I like Sharri but she really does have a blind spot sometimes.

Sharri is a full of blind spots, the only thing she can see clearly is what happened in Wuhan. I find her inexplicable.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 4, 2021 11:52 am

Cassie – I wouldn’t say that, more that she has a blindness about some things. Much like Miranda Devine, who was quite wet a lot of the time when she was at the Tele. But these days you could easily mistake Miranda for a vengeful angel, at least when she’s on the US political beat.

srr
srr
October 4, 2021 11:53 am

Cassie of Sydney says:
October 4, 2021 at 10:04 am

“I see rosie is being her usual childishly bitchy, aggressively bullshitting self while dog whistling for the thug to help cover more rosie bullshit.”

Hmm…who was the poster who last night accused others of “enmity” and “bullying”?
Why it was the hypocrite Nongbat.

You’re supposed to be intelligent, so why do you act as if you aren’t?

Is it because you believe your audience isn’t?

I don’t pretend to like or trust those I see doing ‘whatever it takes’ to help push a State Agenda.

I stopped giving notafan/rosie the benefit of the doubt years ago, when she proved to put her hate of someone above making any argument in good faith.

Just as I have noted those who will spew any bullshit just to be seen to be on the same side as The Bullies, as obviously untrustworthy.

You see, standing up for yourself against a Mob of bullshitting Bullies, is not bullying.

I’m sure you know that, just as I’m sure you believe those you aim to appeal to are, “too stupid”, to understand.

Smart people who act stupid = disingenuous manipulators at best.

Roger
Roger
October 4, 2021 11:53 am

Boambee: Actually, the can’t-be-bothered priest is not only of Polish background, he’s actually ordained Polish Orthodox, which I didn’t know existed until one of Mum’s friends told me.

More likely ‘Greek Catholic’, aka ‘Uniate’, areff.

Polish-Ruthenian Orthodox who accepted papal authority in the Union of Brest-Litovsk (hence Uniate). They kept Eastern rites but accepted Roman canon law etc. (hence Greek Catholic); if he’s serving in a Roman Rite parish he is “bi-ritual”.

areff
areff
October 4, 2021 11:55 am

Thanks for that, Roger. Whatever his ordinate, he’s still a shit.

Roger
Roger
October 4, 2021 11:55 am

Sharri is a full of blind spots, the only thing she can see clearly is what happened in Wuhan. I find her inexplicable.

She’s young; she has c. 15 years of miseducation to overcome and many historical lacunae to fill.

Muddy
Muddy
October 4, 2021 11:56 am

I’ll pencil you in for the sacrificial diversion role, Lizzie. If it all works out, we’ll raise a statue of you or something. Not a big one, mind you. Or maybe we’ll spray paint your name somewhere.

Crossie
Crossie
October 4, 2021 11:57 am

Hey, Ms Reinhart, how about buying some Melbourne wavelength and seeing if there’s an Australian Rush Limbaugh out there? As Roger Ailes noticed, there’s a huge ignored and unserviced market just waiting to be tapped.

In Sydney 2GB is also trying its best to drive away listeners.

Our biggest problem is that we are all paying exorbitant amounts of money on the ABC so that the lefties can get their views expounded for free. What’s more, that money is being used to malign and insult us at every opportunity. There will be no justice until that vipers’ nest is not either shut down or cleaned out.

Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2021 11:57 am

“Bruce of Newcastlesays:
October 4, 2021 at 11:52 am
Cassie – I wouldn’t say that, more that she has a blindness about some things. Much like Miranda Devine, who was quite wet a lot of the time when she was at the Tele. But these days you could easily mistake Miranda for a vengeful angel, at least when she’s on the US political beat.”

Gosh, don’t remind me of Miranda’s infatuation with Turdbull. I think her Turnbull fellating was because she was disappointed with Abbott.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 4, 2021 11:59 am

Neil ‘Apparatchik’ Mitchell just asked 3AW listeners: “If you’re not going to get tested, how will you know if you’re infected.”

Don’t think he’s thought that one through, not entirely. 😀

It’s a terrible disease when most people who catch it don’t notice.

Roger
Roger
October 4, 2021 11:59 am

Thanks for that, Roger. Whatever his ordinate, he’s still a shit.

Nobody likes a dobber, but I would have been sorely tempted to report him to the bishop, if only because he’ll try the same thing plus other evasions of doing his duty in the future. Clergy like that do a lot of damage to people – it’s called spiritual abuse by neglect.

MatrixTransform
October 4, 2021 12:01 pm

“Mind your own business” is a perfectly valid response to any question around this.

At this point my intention, as previously stated, is to comply with the wishes of any Stasi I deal with.
When they tell me that I cannot enter, I will say “fine’ and walk out.

When they ask if I’m vVXnated my reply will be, “that is my personal medical information”

If somebody asks why I’m not VXnated I will tell them that VXnation centre refused to do it.

I waver sometimes but always land back at the same place. Fuck ’em

As far as I can tell, none of this is Law

Every business in this state should, in my opinion, just say yeah, nah mate, not doing that.

Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2021 12:02 pm

“srrsays:
October 4, 2021 at 11:53 am”

LOL…try harder. Nongbat the dingbat….a hypocrite…oh and quite the vulgarian.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
October 4, 2021 12:02 pm

“Michelle” from RPH, says that it’s the “absolute truth” that young persons are begging for the jab, even as the gastronasal nasal tubes go in and the iron lungs are pressurised.
I know she’s a nurse, because of the ER pyjama scrub top.
And I know she’s lying, because as “and that’s the absolute truth” comes out of her mouth, she slow-blinks, turns her head away, and one shoulder rises.

Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2021 12:05 pm

“Sharri is a full of blind spots, the only thing she can see clearly is what happened in Wuhan. I find her inexplicable.”

I also do. In July, after the Sydney protests, she described them as selfish…the same person who supported the BLM protests last year.

However, she is capable of doing real investigative journalism….something sadly lacking at their ABC, at Nine and at most other MSM outlets.

miltonf
miltonf
October 4, 2021 12:05 pm

Well there was a time when I was quite keen to catch up with TG. Not any more and that was before he threatened me.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
October 4, 2021 12:06 pm
Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
October 4, 2021 12:06 pm

Concerning vaccination in Australia and around the world, I see people everywhere starting to distrust each other and tear each other apart.

It should be very simple, take the vaccine if you wish and not be discriminated against for choosing either option.

Also, the only reason anyone should really have to get vaccinated is if they are concerned about covid itself.

How many people have been vaccinated for any number of coercive reasons, vs those who are worried about catching covid?

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 12:07 pm

the only thing she can see clearly is what happened in Wuhan

Good on her for investigating further & reporting it.
But she’s been giving the document dumps from someone in Bannon’s circle.

cohenite
October 4, 2021 12:08 pm

Hey, Ms Reinhart, how about buying some Melbourne wavelength and seeing if there’s an Australian Rush Limbaugh out there? As Roger Ailes noticed, there’s a huge ignored and unserviced market just waiting to be tapped.

A few yank commentators, Dan Bongino, in particular, along with Watters and Gutfeld, have got it; you can’t be reasonable with the left. Most conservative media outlets degenerate over-time because they give air time to lefties and assume there can be a discussion with the bastards. You can’t because they’re fucking fanatics. To start a conservative outlet you have to start hard and intolerant of the leftie viewpoint; they’ve had their chance and they have fucked the West. But no rich bitch, even Gina, is going to go that route, unfortunately. The point is right though: there is a huge potential market for a conservative outlet. Sky is precariously balanced with fucktards like reece and other lefties on the station. One of the most popular DJs on 2SM was Dean Makin who was pro-Trump and anti every shit idea the lefties peddled; he got done over by some of the more balanced guys on the station, although the little leftie poppy has also gone.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
October 4, 2021 12:09 pm

Struggling with severe anxiety at the moment, but I don’t think it’s the lockdowns. I think it’s the mandatory covid passports that has depressed me no end.

This is the pointy end of that hideous ideology, socialism, heading to its inevitable conclusion. The mass psychosis of hatred of others, expressed towards non-socialists, unvaxxed, white people and the nihilist garbage of climate mitigation as a proxy for depopulation has worn me down.

The passing of my father and brother at this time of year does not help my mood.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 12:09 pm

Given.
Not giving.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
October 4, 2021 12:10 pm

Notes for the observant-
If a “nurse” is trotted out at a press conference, and she is inexplicably dressed for a shift, she’s a plant, and there’s probably nothing to worry about. Parading these trumped-up taliswomans will devalue the trust in the brand, and I’ve got no doubt that a few working proles are very sh!tty about this sort of stunt.
Likewise, the TV doctor, with a white frock coat and stethoscope around the neck, is trying to sell you something.
And a signlanguage performer aside a pollie’s podium no longer means “better pay attention deafies, there’s something about to go down here”. It probably means trying to pump up a routine announcement, if not elevate a worry to a crisis, and promote an advice up to a command.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
October 4, 2021 12:12 pm

Shy Ted, clocked that! Friggin’ hilarious, the UK version of the Darth’s Theme bugler in Paris.
I’m taking a guitar and kazoo to my next* protest, for sure.
(*also my first… we’ll see)

srr
srr
October 4, 2021 12:13 pm

Crossie says:
October 4, 2021 at 10:21 am

I still don’t understand this media […] Now they are not able to see if any of us even exist let alone how we think or feel.

That’s because the Media (MS & Social), got the memo long ago –
“Those who resist anything we sell will be Unpersoned.
Ignore them.
They no longer matter.”

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
October 4, 2021 12:13 pm

Report on the Ace radio news that “experts” have put forward the idea of a tax on the unvaccinated to cover extra health costs. Minister Hunt rejected the idea.

I posted that possibility not long ago. It’s not hard to predict what totalitarian progressives might do.

Muddy
Muddy
October 4, 2021 12:15 pm

Understandable, Milton. I wasn’t impressed with that either (from the position of a bystander, I mean).

Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2021 12:15 pm

“It should be very simple, take the vaccine if you wish and not be discriminated against for choosing either option.”

Amen.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 12:16 pm

Beery, eat well, exercise, get some sun (when the health nazis let you), load up on the vitamin D.
Turn off the news.
Read Plato & Seneca.
You’ll be on top the world before you know it.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2021 12:16 pm

areffsays:

October 4, 2021 at 11:47 am

Neil ‘Apparatchik’ Mitchell just asked 3AW listeners

You persist in tuning in.
What sort of masochism is this?
Heard their “news” driving around in the car.
Reporting Newspoll on the AUKUS treaty.

“Less than 50% of people think the AUKUS treaty will make us safer. Only 46% …”

The actual figures?
Make us more secure – 46%
Make no difference – 29%
Make us less secure – 14%
Don’t know – 11%
Headlines we could have written:-

“Less than one-third of voters believe the AUKUS treaty will make us less secure”

Or possibly pick up the table below in the poll where 75% of people think Chai-ner is a serious threat to our security.

Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2021 12:18 pm

“The Beer whisperersays:
October 4, 2021 at 12:09 pm”

Beery, look after yourself and here’s hoping we can all get together again for drinks soon.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2021 12:18 pm

It should be very simple, take the vaccine if you wish and not be discriminated against for choosing either option.

Absolutely right.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 4, 2021 12:18 pm

Beery

The passing of my father and brother at this time of year does not help my mood.

You have many brothers and sisters, and probably a few parents here. Stick with us.

miltonf
miltonf
October 4, 2021 12:19 pm

Ok tell me to get fucked and I’ll tell you to go and eat a dick or suchlike but threatening to thump someone is a bridge too far imo.

srr
srr
October 4, 2021 12:19 pm

🙂

feelthebern says:
October 4, 2021 at 10:31 am
I knew that Brazil was the biggest coffee producer in the world.
I had no idea that Vietnam was the second biggest producer.

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/worlds-top-coffee-producing-countries/?utm_source=Visual+Capitalist+Infographics+%28All%29&utm_campaign=21d51753f2-EMAIL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_31b4d09e8a-21d51753f2-44270321

miltonf
miltonf
October 4, 2021 12:22 pm

You persist in tuning in.
What sort of masochism is this?
Heard their “news” driving around in the car.
Reporting Newspoll on the AUKUS treaty.

That’s exactly right. I had the car radio pre set to 3AW from the days when I listened to Tom Eliot. I removed it last week lest I press the wrong button and have Mitchell polluting my car.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 12:24 pm

Full blown pay-day lending is being advertised on Foxtel.
I’m old enough to remember when predatory lending practices were effectively regulated to the darkest corners of the Australian economy.

shatterzzz
October 4, 2021 12:26 pm

Sky News host Sharri Markson says New South Wales has been left “rudderless” after the shock resignation of Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
Why is it that so many folk never seem to associate TAX PAYER funds as their money? All these outpourings of sorrow and victimization for GLADYS as if she has been hard dun by!
She quit to ensure that she gets her pension and shady dealings out, almost, intact .. if she’d been pushed she’d have. probably, forfeited lotza money!
Also the reality of normal folk would have been arrested and charged and possibly remanded for embezzlement doesn’t happen when your a politician. For some, unfathomable, reason even if it is all proven politicians, generally, get to walk away and still end up with some private benefactor ensuring they have some form of employment guaranteeing their, usual, lifestyle isn’t too much affected ………!

Major Elvis Newton
Major Elvis Newton
October 4, 2021 12:31 pm

Stay strong Beery, there are many of us out here who stand with you.

srr
srr
October 4, 2021 12:31 pm

Makkasays:
October 4, 2021 at 10:49 am

I saw a nurse on the news last night

In Vic […]

They still have that old Health Minister, Catherine King (now “Shadow” Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development from 2.6.2019. = stranglehold of a State) … someone who even PRIME MINISTER Julia GILLARD cowed beneath.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 4, 2021 12:33 pm

Beery – It’s real. I feel it every time I go to the shops, like this morning. Young checkout chick looks at me and politely says step back to the end of the checkout and I will push your items to you. I was too close. It’s a public holiday and she’s about 16. Her chances of being harmed by bat crud are nil point nil.

Talking with my old mum yesterday, she feels it too. Psychological pressure beating down endlessly. And she was a girl during WW2 with bombs going off. She had her first vaccine injection a week or so ago, it went well fortunately. But she’s suffering that she can’t even go to a coffee shop with a friend.

I’ll add this because it’s pertinent:

31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

From Matthew 6:25-34. I like to think that I help God with verse 26. 😀

shatterzzz
October 4, 2021 12:34 pm

I knew that Brazil was the biggest coffee producer in the world.
I had no idea that Vietnam was the second biggest producer.

And then there’s ETHIOPIA .. next time they have a, bleeding heart, appeal, shirley, channeling a bit of Marie Antoinette will be appropriate ……. LET THE DRINK COFFEE …. lol!

Bear Necessities
Bear Necessities
October 4, 2021 12:35 pm

Is Monty celebrating Melbourne being the most locked down city on the planet? I hope he is feeling safe.

miltonf
miltonf
October 4, 2021 12:35 pm

It really blows my mind that they charge you for TV and still inflict advertisements on you. Don’t know why people tolerate it.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
October 4, 2021 12:36 pm

Thanks, bern. Will get some sun soon.

Indolent
Indolent
October 4, 2021 12:37 pm

I don’t have the passport but don’t pretend that not using it is a clear cut moral decision, especially when in NSW at least the passport has a finite life and using not using probably won’t make an iota of difference to government decisions regarding its shelf life.

Au contraire, it will make a HUGE difference. They’re telling us it’s temporary but what they’re really doing is testing the water. If compliance is high, they won’t hesitate to bring it in on a permanent basis (they can always find an excuse) and then lookout. We’ll be exactly where Israel is now, compliant one day, millions outlawed the next on little more than a flick of a switch. If we don’t want permanent, total control over our lives then this is the time to show it.

Dot
Dot
October 4, 2021 12:39 pm

Pay day lending eh?

CAD.ASX eh?

r/ASX_Bets eh?

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
October 4, 2021 12:40 pm

Thanks also Bruce and Major.

The darkness is real. Your words are light.

Dot
Dot
October 4, 2021 12:42 pm

MR PEROTETT, TEAR DOWN THESE MASKS!

johanna
johanna
October 4, 2021 12:45 pm

areff

When Mum was found dead at the end of the bed the new priest at whose church she had worshipped for 40 years refused to come to her home to say the prayer for the dead. He also declined to have the funeral there, actually saying it would be “a lot of trouble” — deep cleaning the church after the service etc., — for just 10 people.

Very sorry to hear of this utterly un-Christian act.

As a non-Christian, let me say that it goes beyond that. If I had been in a position to do anything to effect Mrs Areff Senior’s or Areff’s wishes at that time, I would have done so. It is simple humanity, simple courtesy, simple respect.

This ‘priest’ is a real dud as a human being, let alone as a priest.

Lee
Lee
October 4, 2021 12:46 pm

I don’t know if anyone has posted this earlier; if they have, sorry.
Reporter claims racing fans chanting “f..k Joe Biden!” are saying “let’s go Brandon”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ8asiDn2_A

2dogs
2dogs
October 4, 2021 12:47 pm

Why is punching down on Catholics given a pass?

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
October 4, 2021 12:47 pm

Will we have karaoke in the NWO? Where everyone will be treated equally?
Yes, yes we will.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
October 4, 2021 12:48 pm

Thanks Cassie and John too. The thought of catching up lightens my mood.

The family curse is something I’ve kept from here, but it’s as much a part of me as my love of the human spirit for freedom, exploration and creativity. It’s my family that keeps me going, and Catallaxy is part of my extended family. That’s why I keep coming back, along with familiarity with sanity, unlike the trench warfare of Twitter.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
October 4, 2021 12:51 pm

Why is punching down on Catholics given a pass?

I’m glad I’m not Catholic, because I can defend them without accusations of self-interest. These are fallen protestants who kept nothing from Protestantism but a hatred of Catholics.

Baba
Baba
October 4, 2021 12:54 pm

areffsays:
October 4, 2021 at 11:39 am

The former priest, who buried Dad in 2012, was Vietnamese — another lovely bloke but you couldn’t understand a word he said

Who listens anyway?

Arky
October 4, 2021 12:55 pm

Asking for help.
Can someone lend me their Ferrari, wife and a kilo of Cocaine?
Don’t worry, it will only be temporary.

Lysander
Lysander
October 4, 2021 12:55 pm

Liebor pollies always pass ICAC and go directly to gaol. 😛

Lee
Lee
October 4, 2021 12:57 pm

Neil ‘Apparatchik’ Mitchell just asked 3AW listeners: “If you’re not going to get tested, how will you know if you’re infected.”

It is quite possible to be infected with anything and not notice any sign of it.
I have had a urine infection at least a few times in my life, and the only way I found out about it was because a doctor ordered routine blood or other tests.
There is no need for otherwise healthy people to have a Covid test IMO.
Mitchell is a doofus, but we already knew that.

Lysander
Lysander
October 4, 2021 12:57 pm

Why is punching down on Catholics given a pass?

When hasn’t it been?

Arky
October 4, 2021 12:58 pm

Look, I really need to get high, laid and do some serious burnouts.
It’s for everyone’s safety.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 12:59 pm

and Catallaxy is part of my extended family

Jeebers Beery, it’s not that bad is it?

Delta A
Delta A
October 4, 2021 12:59 pm
miltonf
miltonf
October 4, 2021 1:00 pm

Any normal, decent person would be depressed about the state of the country and the treachery of our politico-media class. As if the country wasn’t in serious trouble before this latest assault on the demos. In my view it’s correct to be depressed and angry. That anger needs to be used against those responsible for this attack on freedom and small business. The depression needs to be overcome and not break you which is one of their tactics. How I despise of pollimuppetts, pubic serpents and germalists. Parasites trying to kill the host.

Zipster
October 4, 2021 1:01 pm

Struggling with severe anxiety at the moment, but I don’t think it’s the lockdowns. I think it’s the mandatory covid passports that has depressed me no end.

This too shall pass.

calli
calli
October 4, 2021 1:01 pm

and Catallaxy is part of my extended family

Sounds about right. I’m this one.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 1:02 pm

Any normal, decent person would be depressed about the state of the country and the treachery of our politico-media class.

I am thoroughly black pilled, but I am not depressed.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2021 1:02 pm

Makka over the page.

I wouldn’t. This economy here is so fkd up it’s everyone for themselves on how they handle all this. I get it that some think the noble thing to do is go out in blaze of glory and say fk the “system”. But I’m betting the “system” (passports)is going to prevail for the foreseeable future here, no matter what the self sacrificers do. That presents a myriad of choices for everyone in the system.

Agreed.
I think NSW has admitted that passports are a short-term carrot/stick.
Dan and PalaceChook?
I am not so sure.

I decided to double vax for my own personal reasons but I’m adamant it’s an individual choice and abhor the way we are being coerced into it. It sickens me. The politics, lies and deceit around covid and the vax just sickens me.

I am leaning towards vax.
Have been for a while and I am probably only brand differentiating right now.
But, yes, the passport thing shits me as well, not only for what it is, but the way the Nurse Covid-Karens have been gleefully declaring that the unwashed need to be kept out of “their” hospitals.

Delta A
Delta A
October 4, 2021 1:03 pm

Sheesh! I sure messed up that post.

I meant to support Indolent at 12.37 pm by referring to Gab’s earlier post and comment.

Dot
Dot
October 4, 2021 1:03 pm

Seems like Mitchell is saying we should all get regular COVID tests.

That’s silly.

That would mean > 570,000 tests per day in NSW, and at least 1710 “cases” a day, off the false positives.

Arky
October 4, 2021 1:03 pm

I just can’t win.
The missus just spoke to her boss.
He was all “Don’t worry we won’t force you to get the vaccine, blah blah blah”.
Now she’s all relieved and happy and wanting to have a huge conversation with me about it.
Women.

calli
calli
October 4, 2021 1:05 pm

The passport will be an interesting test for Perrottet. It’s discriminatory and evil, and has plenty of historic iterations of which he will be all too well aware.

Arky
October 4, 2021 1:07 pm

I suppose it’s a relief.
It would have been a huge hassle to find another woman.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 1:07 pm

This too shall pass.

In NSW, it will.
First it was 70%…then walked back to 80%…then even when they set the unattainable goal on 90%, look out that’s going to happen too.
And that’s for 16 years old and above.
At the rate NSW parents are getting the 12-15 cohort jabbed, it’s going to drag the 12 year old & above cohort to well over 90%.

calli
calli
October 4, 2021 1:09 pm

Arky, let her talk and make the occasional umming sound and nod a bit.

The Beloved does it all the time. So accomplished he can even do it in his sleep.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
October 4, 2021 1:10 pm

They’re telling us it’s temporary but what they’re really doing is testing the water.

Generational Rambler rules, as handed from great many grandfathers

Rule#1 – Never cede any freedom to government.
Rule #2 – Any freedom ceded to government will never be returned. (see Rule #1)

miltonf
miltonf
October 4, 2021 1:13 pm

Anyone in fear of losing their job, you need to watch this:

https://twitter.com/reignitedemaust/status/1444075550637576197

Thanks Delta- she’s quite a girl. Very impressive.

shatterzzz
October 4, 2021 1:13 pm

Just got off a video call to the grandees in DANISTAN, the eldest of the 3 turned 12 today .. damn these state gummints! .. sure, I can ring whenever I want but at 73 what I want is to spend time with them and also the 4 up on the Central Coast not get downcast after video calls .. 12 months since I last touched the Melbourne ones & 3 going on 4 months since Gosford …… duuuuuuuuh!
And to make matters worse reading all the feel-sorry and we-luvs-ya GLADYS drivel across the media & blogs is/has not improved my temprement at all!
Did I mention .. I HATE POLITICIANS, CMOs and anyone else that sez ..
WE IS ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, except … !
and the even more despicable ………. IT’S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!

Arky
October 4, 2021 1:14 pm

callisays:
October 4, 2021 at 1:09 pm

..
Mmmm.
Yep.
Sure.

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2021 1:18 pm

Covid tests are popular this afternoon. First time I’ve seen a queue at this particular testing station, and the idiots are banked up on the
very major road leading into the side street.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2021 1:20 pm

Sorry I picked up the 29% figure in my post earlier.
The fact that it is 14% against makes the skewing of the news even worse.

“Less than 50% of people think the AUKUS treaty will make us safer. Only 46% …”

The actual figures?
Make us more secure – 46%
Make no difference – 29%
Make us less secure – 14%
Don’t know – 11%
Headlines we could have written:-

“Those polled in favour of the AUKUS alliance outweighed those against by more than three to one. Only one in eight Australians think it will make Australia less secure”.

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2021 1:22 pm

I looked him up earlier DB, found the minutes of the meeting that mentioned the biritual request .
Some pretty abrupt notes on that document about a couple of other priests .
Must have been from a long time ago because it mentioned a priest who I know is long dead.

Arky
October 4, 2021 1:24 pm

If one were to make a turducken out of the current crop, where would you start?
Would you insert Beresjerklian into Andrews, then Andrews into Morrison?
Probably Morrison first, because there are no bones to remove.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 4, 2021 1:24 pm

However, she is capable of doing real investigative journalism….something sadly lacking at their ABC, at Nine and at most other MSM outlets.

I thought she looked distinctly uneasy a couple of times with Trump, and I note that the superleft Wentworth Courier, doing a piece on her as a local, showed a pic of her in her office, where very noticably on her desk in front of view are some lefty books including one labelled ‘Paul Keating’. She obviously wants to present a more left face to these troops.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2021 1:24 pm

Arkysays:

October 4, 2021 at 1:03 pm

I just can’t win.
The missus just spoke to her boss.
He was all “Don’t worry we won’t force you to get the vaccine, blah blah blah”.

Without naming names, is this a large corporate?
I suspect a few directors have been having a quiet chat with QCs and getting some frightening advice about the liabilities attached to mandated vaxes.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 4, 2021 1:24 pm

Big morning.

This must be the bonhomie everyone was looking for.

John H.
John H.
October 4, 2021 1:25 pm

I wouldn’t. This economy here is so fkd up it’s everyone for themselves on how they handle all this. I get it that some think the noble thing to do is go out in blaze of glory and say fk the “system”. But I’m betting the “system” (passports)is going to prevail for the foreseeable future here, no matter what the self sacrificers do. That presents a myriad of choices for everyone in the system.

It is strange what people choose to protest about. Perhaps we should still be raging against metadata.

Unlawful metadata access is easy when we’re flogging a dead law

Zipster
October 4, 2021 1:26 pm
Lysander
Lysander
October 4, 2021 1:27 pm

Is Perrottet a, as the WA Libs would say, a “solid citizen?”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2021 1:27 pm

The current mania for testing, isolating when potentially exposed, is ridiculous in the current circumstance.

And it will fail.
As cases increase, the inevitable closure of supermarkets will happen as whole shifts are sent home.
And all with no Federal government money propping things up.
Colesworth will lobby and their lobbying will be heard.

shatterzzz
October 4, 2021 1:27 pm

I am leaning towards vax.
I’m going the other way .. the more they push it the further from it I get! .. in the beginning I was ambivalent … sure. I’m in the vulnerable age bracket (73) but I’m fit & healthy, haven’t needed a prescription for anything since my Cancer treatment(s) finished 10 years ago .. only seen a quack once in all the intervening years and that was for stitches after an accident so, all-in-all, healthy BUT when they started on their masks, QR-ing, lockdowns and whatever else that was it for me .. even if the, bloody, prick comes thru as the ultimate cure ( after booster #23 .. LOL!) I’ll still not be getting it … enuf is enuf .. 4 adult kids all vaxxed and GLADYS/DAN worshippers to the extent that the 2 of 8 grandees over 12 are vaxxed ( or will be come Wednesday) plus kids ringing me wiv the … It’s-for-your-own-good spiel has only driven me further into the non vax fold!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 4, 2021 1:29 pm

Shatterzzz, I have three beautiful little grandees in the chook pen. Haven’t seen two of the other three too much in lockdown either, but I catch up with the two year old who lives more than 5km away when his father braves the fines and brings him to us. This madness must end. And soon.

Arky
October 4, 2021 1:29 pm

Without naming names, is this a large corporate?

..
It’s up there.
But they’d be rooted without her.
She basically runs it.
She’s like that office lady at school that no teacher can get anything actually done without.
They’re lucky I keep her partly distracted, otherwise she would take over the whole thing.

shatterzzz
October 4, 2021 1:30 pm

Colesworth will lobby and their lobbying will be heard.

At least their profits won’t be affected .. Thank God! .. just a matter of putting another coupla dozen products up between 10 & 50 cents( like any other week) and the pain is contained .. LOL!

Lysander
Lysander
October 4, 2021 1:32 pm

Is anyone actually taking on mandated vax in any court in Australia?

Asking for a friend.

Delta A
Delta A
October 4, 2021 1:36 pm

Thanks Delta- she’s quite a girl. Very impressive.

She is indeed, Miltonf.

To clarify, Gab posted the comment and the link at 11.47 am. It’s certainly worth looking at.

miltonf
miltonf
October 4, 2021 1:39 pm

Sorry Delta meant to give you thumbs up and reported you instead. Apologies to you and Dover.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2021 1:40 pm

I thought she looked distinctly uneasy a couple of times with Trump,

Most people are when engaging with property developers from Queens.

Jorge
Jorge
October 4, 2021 1:40 pm

Ivermectin may not be that hard to get despite the media splash re customs and their seizures. Young bloke in Ballarat is putting it about that he just received a shipment of 20 litres and doesn’t mind sharing.

Roger
Roger
October 4, 2021 1:41 pm

Why is punching down on Catholics given a pass?

The New Puritans are aghast that a Papist will be premier.

They’ll be calling for a reintroduction of the Penal Laws next.

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