Open Thread-Mon 18 Oct 2021


 Venus and Cupid, Diego Velázquez, 1651

2,892 responses to “Open Thread-Mon 18 Oct 2021”

  1. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Federal officers in the American Civil War quickly learned to do the same thing after they found that Confederate snipers targeted them.

    “Fire away, my brave boys! Fire away! Why do you duck? The damned Rebels couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist…”

    Last words of a Union officer – the name escapes me – shot between the eyes….

  2. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Imagine being put into the Cage of Death with Sophie Monk.

    I will be having nightmares over this.

  3. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Sky News 17h ago:

    “‘GT Communications’ Executive Director Gemma Tognini says public sentiment toward WA Premier Mark McGowan is shifting after his announcement about the WA border not reopening for hotspot states until next year.

    “Let me tell you, there’s no lovefest for state daddy anymore,” Ms Tognini told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

    Ms Tognini said comments on the West Australian’s articles were “a relentless stream of people going: ‘you had my trust, you’ve broken my trust’.

    “There is nothing normal about being separated from your family for nearly two years,” she said.

    “It is an absolute farce.”

  4. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    WA realise they have boxed themselves in to a corner

    What if we like the corner…
    You Easter Stares reprobates cant take our glorious gluten enhanced red dirt corner away from us.
    Or we will scweam and scweam…. oh sorry, secede!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI0MRyUFIXU

  5. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    Bloke I know is an executive type in a mining company. He is based in WA but the company has international interests.

    He can’t get out of WA without doing quarantine to get back in. Every time.

    He also can’t get out easily to fly international as a lot of the airlines don’t fly o/s any more from WA.

    No-one wants to come into WA to do business stuff.

    Kiddies etc can’t get out for Xmas, while the rest of the country probably will be flying around carefree. None of their rellies want to fly in.

    WA’s tourism industry has already gone over the cliff and is not coming back.

    But “we’re in this together” and “keeping you safe”.

    This all looks like continuing forever.

    Well done Sneakers. Maybe the WA Liberals can find a leader who isn’t a soy-boy to lead the state out of the wilderness.

  6. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    The most realistic Vietnam war movie scene is in Forrest Gump when the pig (M60) jams. Horrible things in the jungle.

    Never forget one exercise when we a had platoon of the US 442Inf attached to our company. Their platoon commander & sergeant were gobsmacked to see how far down we stripped the ‘gun’ as part of the morning routine & that we had so few stoppages compared with them – even using that crap blank ammo we were issued with.

    On one exercise one of my gunners managed to weld the bolt shut by melting the plastic of the blanks.

  7. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    I’m not aware that Eric Zemmour has yet put his hat in the ring to run. He’s a provocateur….a tease.

    As Roger said above….

    “Prediction: He’ll continue to rise in the polls.

    He’s a lightning rod for rising French discontent. “

    Correct.

    But what we’ll see is the scenario outlined in Michel Houellebecq’s book Submission. It won’t be pretty.

  8. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Given the choice between Perth and Melbournibad, I know where I’d rather be. People’s experience is likely to be similar once the government throws in the towel regardless of where they are. A period of unknown and then they get it.

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

    Misanthrop, re your significant other, depends on the vaxx she had. AZ is achey painy for c 24 hrs the day after, offer heaps of TLC. Pfizer is worse after the second jab. AZ nothing much after the second jab. Headaches common with both vaxxes. Full details on Dept Health website, including recognising rare effects. I can’t link because I am in Specialist’s waiting room. Re my ‘elf issues, Hairy is right, if you pay them enough money they will lay hands upon you.

  10. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Last words of a Union officer – the name escapes me – shot between the eyes….

    Sounds like that may have been at 1st Bull Run/Manassas (21/7/1861), where the Confederates and Federals were equally matched but the Confederates, under superior leadership, routed the Feds and put paid to any notion that the Rebels were inferior soldiers. A crowd of ladies and gentlemen from Washington who turned out to picnic & see their boys whip the Rebels and march on down to Richmond were sent scampering back to DC in a panic.

  11. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    P, comics have always been allegory.
    Originally good – Superman was created by a couple of Jewish chaps as a fuck you to the nazis.
    But it’s all gone a bit wobbly.

  12. struth Avatar
    struth

    Misanthrop, re your significant other, depends on the vaxx she had. AZ is achey painy for c 24 hrs the day after, offer heaps of TLC. Pfizer is worse after the second jab. AZ nothing much after the second jab. Headaches common with both vaxxes.

    so is death……..

  13. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    (1) The operator of a food and drink premises must take all reasonable steps to ensure that a patron remains seated when the patron is:

    (a) entering or leaving the premises;
    (b) making an order;
    (c) accessing a bathroom.

    Is this real, or is it a parody?

    Fair question.
    It’s… [drumroll]Real.

  14. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    New Zealand – 5.9 earthquake, with the epicentre 30km southwest of Taumarunui at a depth of 210km.

  15. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Struth.
    Simple question.
    On this blog, “Dash-cat” or Sinc’s old Cat, do you deny ever posting words to the effect of:-
    “I hope you get a clot. You deserve it.”
    Yes or no?

  16. Eddystone Avatar
    Eddystone

    I think a New Normal sounds pretty good.

    Not the Davos, “you will own nothing and be happy” new normal, obviously. That’s really just an extension of where we’ve been heading for decades.

    The old Normal of recent times has been pretty crap in many ways.

    Sure, there’s plenty to eat and plenty of amusements, but the gaslighting, “nudging” and out right denial of commonsense, the undermining of our old values, the political correctness, the self censorship, the relentless propaganda, most of us are going through life floating in a sea of falsehoods.

    We have landed in this mess because our enemies, whoever they might be, have a seduction message, infinite patience and a ruthless dedication to their cause. Whereas we assumed our values were correct but couldn’t articulate them well enough to withstand their erosion that occurred step by “reasonable” step over generations.

  17. A Suggestion Avatar
    A Suggestion

    Sancho Panzer says:
    October 22, 2021 at 11:41 am
    Struth.
    Simple question.
    On this blog, “Dash-cat” or Sinc’s old Cat, do you deny ever posting words to the effect of:-
    “I hope you get a clot. You deserve it.”
    Yes or no?

    The LNP drone introduces yet another distraction squirrel.

  18. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    callisays:

    October 22, 2021 at 10:51 am

    miltonf says:
    October 22, 2021 at 10:24 am
    “I hope you take the jab and get a blood clot. You deserve it.”?

    Did I miss a bird visit?

    That was St Ruth on the old Cat.

  19. areff Avatar
    areff

    There are also a lot of people angry about the lockdowns, etc. and this will have political consequences too.

    My temper has been on simmer but recently reached the full boil.

    Who to hate the most? Andrews, of course, and his simpering ninny Sutton. VicPol, far more so than usual. But the person who deserves the greatest scorn — and copped a dose of it plastered across her electorate office window earlier this week — is the whore Fiona Patten of the laughably named Reason Party.

    It was her vote and her vote alone, a vote she initially said she wouldn’t countenance, that inflicted this state-of-emergency tyranny we have endured in Victoria and which will soon be enshrined in a law thanks to a pending Bill making many of those state powers permanent. She’ll vote for that too, most likely.

    Who else deserves the full measure of hate and contempt?

    Matthew Guy for being a weak, dribble-dick scared of his own shadow, believing in nothing and surrendering on everything, including the banishment of politicians from parliament who reject the demand that they have their vaccine status tattooed on their foreheads.

    Big-nob media wankers too — Neil Mitchell comes immediately to mind — who have dutifully broadcast the official line. There aren’t enough lamp posts to accommodate them all.

    I could go on, but Dan says I can have a haircut and leave a three-month beard on the barber shop floor. At least I can clean up my chin. Cleaning up Victoria, however, the damage is too deep.

    Just open the border so I can leave for good.

  20. Dot Avatar

    The LNP drone

    LOL

  21. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    lame

  22. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Good article by Matt Canavan at the Spectator on this scomo zero emissions shit. In case some of you cheap bastards haven’t subscribed to the Spec here is the article:

    Net zero emissions is the public policy embodiment of corporate BS. Anyone who has worked for a large corporation has sat through mind-numbing Powerpoint slideshows, with liberal helpings of buzzwords like ‘synergy’, ‘thought leadership’ and ‘data-driven’.

    Net zero is the ultimate corporate buzzword and that’s why so many woke corporations have fallen for it. Many small businesses, who understand the day to day realities of meeting payroll with cash, remain opposed.

    Many buzzwords are harmless, and when working as a corporate robot you can just mouth lip service to them, laugh at the latest Dilbert cartoon, and get on with life. Net zero emissions is not a harmless buzzword.

    If the Australian government formally adopts a net zero emissions target it will weaponise the bureaucracy against any major job-creating, nation-building project in this country. The next time someone wants to build an Adani mine or a dam (yes dams create emissions), or even an airstrip to open a new resort in the Great Barrier Reef, Canberra will ask how will you ‘offset’ the emissions.

    This means people who build mines, grow food or construct an airstrip will have to pay other people to plant trees or do something else to offset their emissions. It costs money to do these things so a net zero target will operate as a big tax on developing our nation.

    Now some net zero advocates will say that we will invent things that will make carbon emission reductions free. The latest fad is hydrogen.

    I support investing in new technologies. I do not support gambling with people’s jobs in the hope that an uncertain thing turns out. You don’t take on a mortgage with the plan to pay it back by winning the lotto.

    As I have said, the net zero plan being presented at the moment is not a plan, it is a prayer. It is a big prayer that hydrogen will one day fall down from heaven like manna. The Prime Minister may very well believe in miracles, but I don’t think we should be gambling people’s jobs based on their existence.

    The other major reason we should reject net zero is that it is a massive distraction against the major threat to our country, China.

    President Xi Jinping is not even going to attend the Glasgow conference. In fairness to him, I am not sure how he could keep a straight face while the West commits collective economic suicide. China does not care about climate change action. While we have been distracted with net zero madness, China announced that it would fund more coal-fired power stations and oil exploration to solve its current energy crisis. It then demonstrated the world’s first nuclear-capable, hypersonic missile. According to the Financial Times, US intelligence and military officials are ‘stunned’ at the advancement.

    China now has space nukes but they can’t match us for plans to reach net zero.

    Europe has tried to reach net zero and because they don’t produce their own energy anymore prices have soared, there are huge lines at petrol stations and factories have closed. Europe’s energy needs have been outsourced to an authoritarian Russian regime that supplies them gas when Putin decides to. And, by the way, Putin has not committed to attending Glasgow yet either.

    In a comical irony, basic food items have run out because you need gas to make carbon dioxide! Carbon dioxide is used as a refrigerant gas essential for the transportation of food from the country to the city. The UK is at serious risk of running out of food for the first time since World War II just as we may very well be on the cusp of World War III.

    Over the past decade, Queensland’s Liberal National party has rightfully stood against the radical carbon emissions cuts that would weaken Australia’s economy and security. We have won every federal election fought on this basis.

    At the last election, Angus Taylor, Josh Frydenberg, Scott Morrison, I and many others warned that Labor’s proposed 45 per cent reduction in carbon emissions would wreck the Australian economy. Two years later we are set to turn around and say, actually, it will all be fine. And, in fact we got it so wrong, that we will make lots of money from a 100 per cent cut in emissions! Sorry about that Bill Shorten.

    Kevin Rudd lost his prime ministership the day he dropped his carbon tax scheme. He did so because the polling told him it had become unpopular. The problem was a year before he had claimed that ‘climate change is the greatest moral challenge of our time’. Rudd never regained the trust of the Australian people.

    The LNP is looking over this ‘Rudd precipice’ now. Will we stand by our principles and the people who gave up their free time and money to support us? Or will we become the conservative version of Kevin Rudd, an empty, poll-driven kite, that blows with the wind rather than stands against it when it is right to do so?

    The most pathetic example of the West’s decline this week was the House of Windsor’s cringeworthy diatribes against world leaders. Some leaders have the gall to prioritise the development of their poor countries (that the UK once ruled and left poor), instead of returning to the mother country to kiss the ring at Glasgow. The only reason the small British isles off the coast of Europe ended up ruling the world was because they were the first to harness the energy of coal through the industrial revolution.

    If only we could harness such hypocrisy and turn it into electricity, climate change would be solved.

    The monarchy has gone woke just like every other corporation. These people agree with Kevin Rudd and view climate change as a ‘moral’ challenge. In this way, climate change activism has become the new ‘white man’s burden’.

    This is how wokeism is far from harmless. Lots of woke obsessions are complete BS, but their advocates have a puritan streak which makes woke policies that on first blush appear to be just a joke, a punishing reality. That is why, as someone else pointed out recently, everything woke turns to ….

    The net zero emissions BS will turn out no different.

  23. A Suggestion Avatar
    A Suggestion

    Eddystone says:
    October 22, 2021 at 11:42 am
    … Whereas we assumed our values were correct but couldn’t articulate them well enough to withstand their erosion that occurred step by “reasonable” step over generations.

    Our weakness is freedom. You cannot FIGHT for freedom. It’s an oxymoron. If you fight, you are automatically suppressing someones freedom. Our ideal of a free society is wrong.

  24. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Dr Faustussays:
    October 22, 2021 at 9:23 am
    The Victorian Authorised Life Conduct Code (2021) has clearly been drafted by excited committees of childless, in-the-bubble public servants. All vying to add their own special little touches to the Brave New World.

    The evidence:

    29 Food and drink premises
    Seated patrons

    (1) The operator of a food and drink premises must take all reasonable steps to ensure that a patron remains seated when the patron is:

    (a) entering or leaving the premises;
    (b) making an order;
    (c) accessing a bathroom.

    As I said yesterday, I reckon Elf drafted guidelines weeks ago, but yesterday the minions in Hunchback’s office redrafted them piecemeal.
    This is the result.
    As I said to Indolent, there is absolutely no need to post hoax regulatory signs.
    The reality provides enough material to work with.

  25. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    And here is my great comment on Matt’s great article:

    The big question is why has scomo changed from walking around holding a lump of coal and winning the last election on the back of coal to being effectively anti-coal. Why? Was it boris who has been seduced by his green wife and biden, who is mad and being run by communists? Did they threaten scomo? Is it Twiggy, the Manchurian candidate, or the bearded twit, Cannon-Brookes who have threatened him with their $billions and ridiculous solar and green hydrogen plans (is China doing either? No, they’re building coal, nuclear and Thorium reactors)? Or has he been captured as many weak conservative PMs have before by his bureaucrats?

    Man made global warming, AGW, is the biggest science scam the world has seen. It should have ended in 2007 when Justice Burton handed down his British HC judgment in the Al Gore case. Both sides had expert scientist witnesses. For Gore was a computer climate modeller, Dr Paul Stott from the UEA, the primary climate modelling centre in the world. For the sceptics was the great Bob Carter, a non-modeller, a dirt under the finger-nails scientist who set up the GBR unit at JCU and was treated terribly by the swamp at that uni, as has his successor, Peter Ridd. I wonder why? Anyway, the Gore case featured a clash between modelled data and real factual evidence, and after listening to both sides, Justice Burton, no sceptic, said all, yes all, the so-called consequences of AGW, shown in Gore’s movie were either not happening or were so slight as to be not happening, or did not correlate with AGW. So, we were left with a theory about climate change which did not affect climate!

    If that wasn’t enough in 2010 there was the great email scandal where a whistle-blower released all the private communications between the alarmist scientists in the world. In public these scientists were emphatic that there was no doubt AGW was happening, the situation was dire, humans were at fault in burning fossil fuels. No doubt. In private they admitted they knew little to nothing about clouds, why their predictions were wrong or why the temperature did not follow the models. Nothing was certain. They also planned to censor sceptic scientists and stop them publishing, and also they planned to scare the public by exaggerating the effects of AGW. The same effects which the Judgment in Gore found did not exist. Great scientists.

    On top of that as Matt notes renewables are useless. They literally will ruin the economy of Australia while nations like China, India, Japan and other Asian nations will continue to use our coal, gas and uranium to power ahead.

    AGW and renewables are lies. They will destroy Australia. The question remains why is scomo doing this?

    It doesn’t mean anything though. The swamp and useful idiots controls scomo and Australia. Stock up on candles suckers.

  26. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    New Zealand – 5.9 earthquake, with the epicentre 30km southwest of Taumarunui at a depth of 210km.

    Doubt anyone would feel a quake that size 210 km down.

    Geonet used to have a great graphic of historical earthquakes by depth. Colour coded. You could visibly see the oceanic plate subducting under the Shaky Isles from the colour coded earthquake locations. It was cool.

    Can’t find it on their website, but Geonet’s site is pretty excellent anyway.

    https://www.geonet.org.nz/

  27. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    miltonfsays:

    October 22, 2021 at 11:52 am

    lame

    Lamé is gay.

  28. Delta A Avatar
    Delta A

    Eddystonesays:
    October 22, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Very well said, Eddy. Particularly this:

    the gaslighting, “nudging” and out right denial of commonsense, the undermining of our old values, the political correctness, the self censorship, the relentless propaganda, most of us are going through life floating in a sea of falsehoods.

    This is so true!

  29. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Our weakness is freedom. You cannot FIGHT for freedom. It’s an oxymoron. If you fight, you are automatically suppressing someones freedom.

    So if I am lined up in the unvaxcamp que being processed and I grab a guards MP5 and unload it into some of the other unvaxcamp guards, I am suppressing the unvaxcamp guards freedom?

  30. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    If you don’t sell your truck for the cause, you are a dirty commie collaborator!

  31. twostix Avatar
    twostix

    Struth after 18 months of Jonestown style tyranny and cult brain bending and psychological terror which is promised to continue if they don’t obey, Melbournians genuinely aren’t thinking straight.

    Nobody would be, what they’ve been through is unbelievable – possibly nowhere was more extreme in not just the lockdown but the nasty abuse from the government, in the entire world.

    They think they are the same, of course, but like any person in a terribly abusive hostage situation their brain patterns have altered so they can function.

    Forget it man, it’s Victoriatown.

    To the few stuck there, who are refusing to yield and jealously guarding that last remnant of pre-2020 you, you really need to leave, just escape, it’s Jonestown on a state level, he’s not going to stop and don’t believe anyone, it’s nowhere near as bad anywhere else.

  32. Woolfe Avatar
    Woolfe

    It’s personal

    .

    Bruce the French press have not turned against the ROP of course which massacred journalists

  33. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Hey stix.
    Do you still believe Victorian boomers in their Jayco vans saved Queensland tourism?

  34. A Suggestion Avatar
    A Suggestion

    rickw says:
    October 22, 2021 at 11:59 am
    So if I am lined up in the unvaxcamp que being processed and I grab a guards MP5 and unload it into some of the other unvaxcamp guards, I am suppressing the unvaxcamp guards freedom?

    In a nutshell yes, “Thou shalt not murder”. It is a false argument though. The Vietnam War is a perfect example of their attack on us. Ostensibly we went in to champion freedom of the South. We murdered people. The Left used propaganda to demonise us for that action as against our freedom ideal. We had no answer to that accusation. We lost, even when we won.

  35. Eddystone Avatar
    Eddystone

    Thanks Delta.

    It takes something out of the ordinary for the scales to finally fall. Life will not revert to pre-covid, it’s foolish to hope for that, in my opinion.

    The institutions we relied on, and hoped could be reformed back to their original purpose, have failed and are beyond redemption.

    When I finally accepted that, I felt a great relief.

  36. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Woolfe – The Froggy RoP kiddies are on their side. Old white male righties are the biggest danger, St. Joe told me so.

    (Must not mention lefty Charlie Hebdo journos, wicked anti-RoP unpersons.)

  37. struth Avatar
    struth

    I can’t remember everything I’ve said here, Frank, it’s not my whole life like it is yours.
    If I have said it, I did not say it this morning and whoever I did say it to, if I did, would have deserved it.
    Certainly not the worst comment on the cat, that’s for sure, but you’ll Frank Thring about it as if you’re pure as the driven snow……forearm on forehead and way too much stage make up.
    Pathetic.
    But thinking about the jab pushers here, they do deserve one of the many illnesses that we can now safely assume they are going to get….including blood clots.
    If you’ve been hysterical enough to take a jab of untested crud from Eugenics billionaire froot loops to survive something that would not have killed you anyway, stay quiet about it, be embarrassed, and pray to the good lord that he doesn’t take you as quickly as the jab has taken others.
    Pray that the spike protein lands where death will be less painful and quick.
    Giving it any respectability in offering up bullshit statistics and trying to justify your stupidity publicly, deserves a strong response.

    But I did answer your free choice question and of course, my reasoning was so solid, so you had to go off on this tangent.
    Predictable and pathetic

  38. calli Avatar
    calli

    I pretty much agree with you, however, I think a large pool of those that vaxxed during this last lockdown did so under duress, resent it, and that will have political consequences.

    Quite so.

  39. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    From the”Australian.” Seems rules are for other people, not “your” A.B.C.

    ABC not a model litigant in Andrew Laming defamationCHRIS MERRITT

    11:00PM October 21, 2021

    When agencies of the federal government are sued, and they know they are in the wrong, they are supposed to concede promptly to ensure taxpayers’ money is not wasted defending the indefensible.

    This is one of the key requirements of the model litigant rules that are outlined in the government’s legal services directions to the public sector. But when it comes to the ABC, these rules are optional.

    This gives the national broadcaster an enormous advantage when confronted by defamation claims. It can choose on a case-by-case basis whether to spend taxpayers’ money defending cases it knows it cannot win.

    Sometimes the ABC volunteers to abide by the rules, as it did when former Attorney-General Christian Porter was pursuing the national broadcaster over an article by reporter Louise Milligan.

    Porter’s lawyers filed particulars with the Federal Court on April 1 that say: “We also understand that it is agreed between the parties that the ABC is subject to the Legal Services Direction 2017 in so far as it is required to adhere to Appendix B, being the obligations of model litigants.”

    But the ABC is also free to ignore those rules.

    This has been made clear in a letter to the Rule of Law Institute from the organisation that administers the rules.

    That letter, dated September 24, is from Elle Fittler, the acting principal legal officer of the Office of Legal Services Coordination within the Attorney-General’s Department. It says:

    “The ABC is a corporate commonwealth entity that is independent from the government and exempt from government policy orders including the directions. The directions, including the model litigant obligation, therefore do not apply to the ABC.”

    That needs to change.

    Had the ABC been required to adhere to the model litigant rules in all circumstances it might have conducted itself a little differently in the recent defamation disaster involving Milligan.

    This is the case in which the ABC chose to spend $200,000 of taxpayers’ money on legal and settlement costs when Liberal MP Andrew Laming sued Milligan in her private capacity.

    Milligan was always in a hopeless position and could have settled with minimal costs had she apologised promptly, like others in the media, when Laming pointed out their error.

    But the ABC, which was not a party to the Laming case, decided to pay Milligan’s legal bills which kept the case alive. Until this week this appeared to be nothing more than inexplicable favouritism.

    But this affair has now been examined by the Australian National Audit Office and a more troubling aspect has emerged.

    The Audit Office has revealed that ABC managing director David Anderson was involved in talks about backing Milligan that concerned the fact that Laming was represented by the same legal team that was representing Porter.

    That team was solicitor Rebekah Giles and defamation silk Sue Chrysanthou SC.

    Auditor-general Grant Hehir did not refer to Porter’s case by name. But at the time of Anderson’s discussions, the Porter case was the only matter Giles and Chrysanthou were running against the ABC.

    Hehir writes that the ABC believed the fact that the same lawyers were running both cases was among the factors that “had a potential impact on the ABC’s ability to reach an optimum legal and financial outcome”.

  40. Arky Avatar
    Arky

    I pretty much agree with you, however, I think a large pool of those that vaxxed during this last lockdown did so under duress, resent it, and that will have political consequences.

    ..
    Otherwise known as weak minded morons.

  41. Arky Avatar
    Arky

    Clots are too good for them.
    I hope their dicks explode.

  42. struth Avatar
    struth

    I pretty much agree with you, however, I think a large pool of those that vaxxed during this last lockdown did so under duress, resent it, and that will have political consequences.

    How? At the Ballot box?
    People still think this is an option?
    Voting?
    Where or rather when, do you think you are?
    1956?
    That’s right, the Australian governments in all it’s goodliness, wouldn’t fix elections.
    Filed under…If only Stalin knew.

  43. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    In a nutshell yes, “Thou shalt not murder”.

    It is not murder, it is self defence.

  44. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Ostensibly we went in to champion freedom of the South. We murdered people. The Left used propaganda to demonise us for that action as against our freedom ideal. We had no answer to that accusation. We lost, even when we won.

    The USSR’s perspective was that it was a loss in Vietnam but a win in all SE Asia.

  45. P Avatar
    P

    P, comics have always been allegory.
    Originally good – Superman was created by a couple of Jewish chaps as a fuck you to the nazis.
    But it’s all gone a bit wobbly.

    My favourite was Captain Marvel Jr and when it was discontinued ’52 or ’53
    I was devastated.

  46. Arky Avatar
    Arky

    I’m a prophet.
    I predict in the future Sanch will badger me:
    “Did you or did you not hope their dicks explode”?
    Guilty.
    But it’s far, far, far from the worst thing I’ve ever hoped, or even done.

  47. Arky Avatar
    Arky

    That would give them something real to cover up.
    If the nth booster resulted in mass spontaneous explosive genital destruction.

  48. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Just had a chat with boss, constructive, but the consensus is that I’m fucked, either now or later. He’s going to talk about options with HR.

    The problem is that there is no solution to the problem unless Medical Tyranny ends in Australia.

  49. struth Avatar
    struth

    Clots are too good for them.
    I hope their dicks explode.

    Mine used to explode when I was younger.

  50. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    struthsays:

    October 22, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    I can’t remember everything I’ve said here, Frank, it’s not my whole life like it is yours.
    If I have said it, I did not say it this morning and whoever I did say it to, if I did, would have deserved it.

    So that’s a yes, is it?
    You did wish clots upon people?
    Forgive me if, as a result, I think that your professed concern for your country and fellow citizens is just a cover for a bit of bombastic blowharding.
    Remember, whatever you say has zero influence on my personal decisions.
    Zilch.
    Nil.
    Nada.
    Sell the truck for the cause you Commie collaborator!

  51. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “areffsays:
    October 22, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Superb comment areff, particularly…

    “Matthew Guy for being a weak, dribble-dick scared of his own shadow, believing in nothing and surrendering on everything, including the banishment of politicians from parliament who reject the demand that they have their vaccine status tattooed on their foreheads.”

  52. Arky Avatar
    Arky

    You did wish clots upon people?

    ..
    Is this possible?
    If we all wish hard enough will Dan Andrew’s tits explode?
    Ready, one, two, three;
    Nnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggggggggggghuhr.

  53. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    Our weakness is freedom. You cannot FIGHT for freedom. It’s an oxymoron. If you fight, you are automatically suppressing someones freedom. Our ideal of a free society is wrong.

    There’s an empty spot in the cattle car with your name on it. You’ll know its for you “Useful Idiot”

  54. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    After 18 months of Jonestown style tyranny and cult brain bending and psychological terror which is promised to continue if they don’t obey, Melbournians genuinely aren’t thinking straight.

    This is absolutely true. I’m not thinking straight, no one is thinking straight, society and the individuals that make it up have been put through a psychological shredder.

  55. struth Avatar
    struth

    Forgive me if, as a result, I think that your professed concern for your country and fellow citizens is just a cover for a bit of bombastic blowharding.

    I hope you get a clot.
    A clot with a clot.

    Why shouldn’t I?
    You have chosen your side and it isn’t the side of freedom or your country by taking the jab, (if you do)

    You have made a physical choice with what could be considered an act of violence toward millions of your fellow Australians by taking the jab.
    You have ACTIVELY pursued my country, and my family’s total destruction.

    And I’m just wishing you’d get a clot for doing so.
    Which you probably will.

  56. Gab Avatar
    Gab

    AS the majority in Melbourne are vaxxed, and as they get used to the ”new normal”, come election time in 2022, Andrews will be re-elected. They will have forgotten 2020-2021 and will be grateful ”Dan saved us”.

    Recency bias will kick in with most. As Andrews and Palacechook are currently building ”quarantine” detention centres, I’ll be rounded up with my fellow ”pandemic of the unvaxxed”. At least I will be with covid-free people, so there’s that.

  57. mc Avatar
    mc

    The problem is that there is no solution to the problem unless Medical Tyranny ends in Australia.

    Sorry to hear that RickW. I will be facing a similar situation in the near future. Thinking about a move to NSW but not that easy with elderly parents and late teen/young adult kids.

    I am still not convinced NSW won’t go the same way as Vic.

  58. Gab Avatar
    Gab

    I better re-read ”Man’s search for meaning” by V Frankl.

  59. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Truck boy angry.
    Truck boy lashing out.
    Truck boy feels his impotence in failing to convince anyone to run the war he wants to run from his couch.
    Still think you’ll end up in a concentration camp in Toowoomba you paranoid buffoon?

  60. Gab Avatar
    Gab

    RickW, I’m in the same boat as you. I’m looking for jobs now. A close friend recently got a job last week with a major organisation in super industry. They don’t care about vax status of employees. So there’s still hope, RickW, for both of us.

  61. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Bird has a new moniker. Very inventive bird, Socialist Energy.

  62. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Sorry to hear that RickW. I will be facing a similar situation in the near future. Thinking about a move to NSW

    What’s the border situation if moving from Vic to NSW at the moment?

  63. Eddystone Avatar
    Eddystone

    Gab says:
    October 22, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    I better re-read ”Man’s search for meaning” by V Frankl.

    Or start heading into the wilderness. Forty years isn’t so long.

    The big plus is that there is plenty of real wilderness in Australia. The imps prancing around in front of the TV cameras don’t even know that that refuge exists. I expect more than a few people will go off grid.

  64. dover0beach Avatar

    Pfizer says COVID-19 booster shot showed high efficacy in large study
    Read all about it. Pfizer says its Pfizer booster is da bomb. The Age and Reuters are perfectly happy to publish this rubbish having learnt nothing from the previous turd show.

  65. struth Avatar
    struth

    This is absolutely true. I’m not thinking straight, no one is thinking straight, society and the individuals that make it up have been put through a psychological shredder.

    I’m thinking straight, and hold on to some hope because up here I am not alone.
    I have not changed my position on any of this since Feb last year, and I went down hard because all seemed unethical and insane around me.
    Got fat and sick.
    Remember the cat was so insane I had to leave it for a year.
    Many are now not as insane as they were then.
    That’s got to give you hope.

    And people are now starting to speak up with me.
    It happened again first thing this morning at work.
    It’s never too late to fight back.
    When we can rid ourselves of these dribbling cretins still raving on about what vaccines are what, and catching bloody covid, while just sitting there narrating their own downfall as if from the sidelines, we may be able to co-ordinate, plan, and do some good.

  66. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I can’t remember everything I’ve said here, Frank, it’s not my whole life like it is yours.’

    That’s the exact line Liability Bob/Numbers/Wang (not Barry Wang) used to use. ‘My memory is hazy’, he’d say.

    For someone who composes daily manifestos and posts them on various blogs, most often between midnight and dawn, it’s a bit rich to suggest that someone else’s life consists of blog watching.

    And it wasn’t ‘I hope you take the jab and get a blood clot. You deserve it.’

    It was ‘I hope you take the jab and get a blood clot and die. You deserve it.’

  67. Baba Avatar
    Baba

    cohenitesays:
    October 22, 2021 at 12:40 pm
    Bird has a new moniker. Very inventive bird, Socialist Energy.

    Where are the Bobbsey twins when you need them?

  68. struth Avatar
    struth

    Truck boy angry.
    Truck boy lashing out.
    Truck boy

    You really have some hang ups, poonce.

  69. struth Avatar
    struth

    Who did I say it to, KD and why?

  70. amortiser Avatar
    amortiser

    From the Victorian Health directives:

    15 Weddings
    If an open premises is being operated only for the purpose of conducting a wedding the following patrons are not to be counted for the purpose of any patron limits specified in clause 8 or in Part 4:
    (1) the two persons being married;
    (2) the authorised celebrant;
    (3) a photographer.

    How does this make sense? The “science” decrees that there be patron limits based on areas but if there is a wedding in that area there can be 4 additional people. Is there something Covid special about the bridal party and the photographer?

  71. Eddystone Avatar
    Eddystone

    Good luck to you both, Gab and rickw, and any other Cats trying to find their way through this.

    I have four more shifts as a paramedic, starting next Tuesday. After feeling anger and grief, I now feel an incredible lightness of spirit, I doubt if I would continue working if the begged me, being in the fortunate position of having no debt, no dependents and only a few more years left in this life.

  72. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    ‘we may be able to co-ordinate, plan, and do some good’

    Via form letters.

    And protest song covers.

  73. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Who did I say it to, KD and why?’

    It was a general late-night rant at anyone who wasn’t throwing their livelihoods, and those of their families they’d worked at for 40 years or more in the bin because you said to.

    As to why – I have no idea why you would do that.

  74. struth Avatar
    struth

    Still think you’ll end up in a concentration camp in Toowoomba you paranoid buffoon?

    Yep.

    They’re even going to try it on in the United States.
    I’ll file the paranoid buffoon comment under “If only Stalin knew”

  75. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Seems to be a lot of vaxxies hanging up on a normal today.

  76. struth Avatar
    struth

    It was a general late-night rant at anyone who wasn’t throwing their livelihoods, and those of their families they’d worked at for 40 years or more in the bin because you said to.

    Can you retrieve it?

  77. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    hope their dicks explode

    Worms for gangrenous nads, whats the representative of the animal kindom covering clotted cocks exploding?
    Lampreys?

  78. Lysander Avatar
    Lysander

    Vax Vs UnVax’d.

    why so binary?

  79. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Can you retrieve it?’

    I just did. It’s in the archives. It was late at night. Perhaps you don’t remember typing it because you were tired.

    In any event – it was shit comment then, and remains so now.

  80. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Socialist Energy – are you still banned from railway stations and hospitals?

  81. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Moderna and J&J Covid-19 Boosters, Mixing and Matching Recommended by CDC

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky recommended Covid-19 booster shots from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson and backed mixing vaccines with a different booster dose.

    Motherfuckers just can’t wait to muddy the waters more.
    Fauci: Uh oh spaghetti-oh.

  82. Gab Avatar
    Gab

    Best of luck, Eddystone.

    Another friend is not yet close to retirement, however she’s in a great position financially (only recently due to unexpected deaths in the family, poor soul) and is going to quit and tell them to jam the vax up where the sun don’t shine.

  83. struth Avatar
    struth

    It was a general late-night rant at anyone who wasn’t throwing their livelihoods, and those of their families they’d worked at for 40 years or more in the bin because you said to.

    You mean because I offered an argument as to what I feel you should do…..”because I said to”
    You just don’t want to have to think about the consequences of your actions in helping them get the numbers up so they can tyrannise people resisting like me.
    The indecency of your actions far outweighs the indecency of my speech.
    And remember, I’m not talking about taking the jab, because you were brainwashed and hysterical with fear, as much as I’m talking about accepting your Nazi privileges that come with doing so, and using them.

  84. Eddystone Avatar
    Eddystone

    quit and tell them to jam the vax up where the sun don’t shine.

    That’s the spirit!

    Nothing like a bit of “f*** you” money.

  85. twostix Avatar
    twostix

    Do you still believe Victorian boomers in their Jayco vans saved Queensland tourism?

    Is this a joke? Tens of thousands of southern boomers and QLDers have most definitely ‘saved‘ QLD tourism this year, what person in their right mind would even dispute that?

    But it is funny how you and notafan, both melbournians – always working together, take a mundane comment, then over the course of a few days spin it up and up and up into a complete fabrication and straw man.

    For anyone who cares, what I actually said was this:

    QLD hotels in SEQ seem booked solid on weekends.

    Instead of Bali and NSW people have to holiday locally now and that’s filling up rooms more than people think.

    I’ll let people wonder how my gentle, narrow, and mundane observation, has, between leigh lowe and notafan snarking about it over a couple of days from their prison cells, been transformed into what he’s posted above.

  86. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Man Monis story.

    One day my mum was walking near Central Station when, out of the blue, a guy started to berate her in a foreign language. She’s duskier than I, having as she does a certified Ancestry™ DNA test saying she has 3% West African heritage. I have half that. Anyway, since she’s an artist she always wears arty sorts of clothes, and at the time was also wearing a very fetching blue silk beret thingie, since she was being treated for cancer.

    So Middle Eastern guy stops her at Central and tells her off in a Middle Eastern language. It seems he decided she was Iranian, from her looks and dress, and was ropable that she wasn’t demurely encapsulated in a big black bag. At least that was my mum’s impression.

    She walked rapidly in the other direction. Later she worked out he was Monis. This was maybe a couple years before Lindt Cafe.

  87. Wally Dali Avatar
    Wally Dali

    You know, everyone who is getting any sort of static from an employer has to look them in the eye, and say “The politicians, the lawyers, the doctors the unions and the media have all deserted the field and bent the knee to totalitarianism. I’m making my stand- if you don’t stand up for liberty of both of us now, the future for you is only being shoved and squeezed, standing in line and working at the bidding of the Big Socialism cabal. Your industry, your market, your any chance of innovation or entrepreneurship will ossify, and you will be exactly the same as everyone else in this business, like Lego men lined up for their play.”
    And anyone deserted by their doctor has to look them in the eye, and say “The politicians, the lawyers, the employers the unions and the media have all deserted the field and bent the knee to totalitarianism. I’m making my stand- if you don’t stand up for liberty of both of us now, the future for you is only being shoved and squeezed, standing in line and working at the bidding of the Big Socialism cabal.”
    And anyone looking for a lawyer should* look them in the eye, and say “The politicians, the medical establishment, the employers the unions and the media have all deserted the field and bent the knee to totalitarianism. I’m making my stand- if you don’t stand up for liberty of both of us now, the future for you is only being shoved and squeezed, standing in line and working at the bidding of the Big Socialism cabal. Your field of work will belong to them, your expertise and respect will be burnt away at their whim.”
    Etc etc.
    Move the elements as they suit the situation.

    *I admit that I missed my chance to find a lawyer with a bit of fight. I’m shopping around for a GP who has his or her heart stout and in the right place (and warm hands).

  88. struth Avatar
    struth

    If you are sane, there is no reason to take the jab.
    In fact, if you are sane, there is every reason and more coming to light every day to not take the jab.
    This is to Lurkers.
    I am arguing with people that have taken a death jab, or are contemplating it.
    The disease was survivable for nearly all.
    99.8 %.
    It only kills those who died of something else and got reclassified.
    Hence it never has and never will effect children.
    The jab is bowling people over left right and centre, and high jabbed nations like Israel and Britain are doing particularly poorly now as the jabbee’s immune systems fail.
    As they were told would happen last year.
    You would have to be an utter moron to take an untested genetic concoction from know Eugenicists.
    UItterly crazy.
    This is your bog standard, no logic or reasoning tyranny of communists.
    Where the vaccinated must be protected from the unvaccinated.
    Completely illogical and insane.
    So we are dealing with emotional people heavily in denial.
    Do not get jabbed, do not get a vaccine passport, which these people scoffed at the thought of it ever being brought in.
    Hold the line.
    (NB, these are just suggestions, you are not obliged to follow them, I am just a commenter on a blog)
    These are not orders.
    I repeat, these are not orders.

  89. Fat Tony Avatar
    Fat Tony

    Gab says:
    October 22, 2021 at 12:34 pm
    As Andrews and Palacechook are currently building ”quarantine” detention centres, I’ll be rounded up with my fellow ”pandemic of the unvaxxed”. At least I will be with covid-free people, so there’s that.

    Gab – we won’t be going there for a holiday – I would imagine that forcible “vaxxination” will be “mandatory”, along with “re-education”. They will be process centres.

    Most won’t survive – as would be the intention. That’s why I will not be led there like a lamb to the slaughter.

  90. hzhousewife Avatar
    hzhousewife

    Had to collect some bulk cartons this morning from a click and collect business. Young warehouse lad was seething about how ridiculous people are being re virus. He was double vaxxed but enraged about mandatory vax for playing cricket this summer etc etc etc, has been totally red-pilled and his mates the same, given up on TV, acquainted with the great JP, watches Joe Rogan and all the interviews, Russell Brand etc, wont be voting Lib or Labor. Said he’d not bothered before in his (young – I would estimate he was 30 or so) life to save for the future or prepare for things like no electricity, but was now thinking about all that stuff. Gave us quite a thrill to hear him give us a bit of a lecture out in the carpark!

  91. Wally Dali Avatar
    Wally Dali

    Gab,
    that’s for your friend in the first instance.
    “Shove it” is satisfying, but never miss a chance for catallaxy.

  92. Dot Avatar

    Look.

    We need to get out of here.

    I have picked somewhere in the countryside in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico or (if moving to the US isn’t as crazy as staying here), the lakes region or upper Potomac (north eastern/central areas) in West Virginia.

    If enough of us go, then they’ll understand they have a problem.

  93. Digger Avatar
    Digger

    According to retail fertilizer prices tracked by DTN for the first week of October 2021, nearly all of the major fertilizers were up a sizeable amount. DTN designates a move of 5% or higher as a significant increase or decrease.

    I’m in Tasmania and last year in September I purchased 4 tonne of pasture booster for just under $2500… this year 3 tonne cost $2950.00

  94. Dot Avatar

    Had to collect some bulk cartons this morning from a click and collect business. Young warehouse lad was seething about how ridiculous people are being re virus. He was double vaxxed but enraged about mandatory vax for playing cricket this summer etc etc etc, has been totally red-pilled and his mates the same, given up on TV, acquainted with the great JP, watches Joe Rogan and all the interviews, Russell Brand etc, wont be voting Lib or Labor. Said he’d not bothered before in his (young – I would estimate he was 30 or so) life to save for the future or prepare for things like no electricity, but was now thinking about all that stuff. Gave us quite a thrill to hear him give us a bit of a lecture out in the carpark!

    Great stuff. I hope he posts it everywhere on the net, puts it in restrooms (hey if you have a better idea, help me out here) and other public places.

  95. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    Diggersays:
    October 22, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    its ok, its only ‘temporary” inflation.

    The asset owning class vs the “take your wage pleb” class war continues.

  96. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    the lakes region or upper Potomac (north eastern/central areas) in West Virginia.

    If someone says to you : you looking a me hill billy boy? , odds on they are gay.

  97. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    Are you therefore the oldest paramedic in Oz, Eddystone?

  98. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    These are not orders.
    I repeat, these are not orders.

    Oh, good.
    Not sure why the need to spell that out.

  99. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    One day my mum was walking near Central Station

    I remember in the late 70’s the scientologists used to have a personality test to snag people in Broadway. I would ham it up, they’d walk with me through the long underpass going to Central Station. They had an office to the right. I’d turn left and keep walking. I kept them from taking advantage of someone for a short time at least.

  100. twostix Avatar
    twostix

    Misery loves company, and certain melbournians have since last year really, really wanted to believe that everyone is miserable like them or about to be. Like, outside of Melbourne we’re kind of like them but just hiding it or exaggerating or something.

    I understand why, and like all of us outside of that prison city, will continue to be patient and hope they figure what is wrong with their state and how to fix it soon. If they need help they should ask for it though.

  101. Dot Avatar

    struthsays:
    October 22, 2021 at 1:22 pm
    If you are sane, there is no reason to take the jab.

    If you are elderly or immunocompromised, maybe it is a good idea.

    In fact, if you are sane, there is every reason and more coming to light every day to not take the jab.

    For me this is absolutely true.

    This is to Lurkers.
    I am arguing with people that have taken a death jab, or are contemplating it.
    The disease was survivable for nearly all.
    99.8 %.

    That is a little higher than what I am comfortable with, but I know the real rate is even lower.

    It only kills those who died of something else and got reclassified.
    Hence it never has and never will effect children.

    That’s nearly entirely true. People die of the common cold. Which is what COVID is.

    The jab is bowling people over left right and centre, and high jabbed nations like Israel and Britain are doing particularly poorly now as the jabbee’s immune systems fail.

    I am more worried about long term effects at a societal level. By definition, we don’t know. Normally I am all for cutting edge technology. The problem is that “safe” stuff might be like thalidomide. We couldn’t know at the time.

    As they were told would happen last year.
    You would have to be an utter moron to take an untested genetic concoction from know Eugenicists.
    UItterly crazy.

    They’re not all mRNA vaccines. I have nothing against taking the Indian vax, Sputnik or Novovax – unless it is compulsory.

    This is your bog standard, no logic or reasoning tyranny of communists.
    Where the vaccinated must be protected from the unvaccinated.

    Worst of all is there is absolutely no nuance. I find very few people I can make my objections known to without them blowing their stack – and most are completely ignorant of biology, chemistry, maths, stats, etc.

    Completely illogical and insane.
    So we are dealing with emotional people heavily in denial.

    Not quite. They are heavily invested.

    Do not get jabbed, do not get a vaccine passport, which these people scoffed at the thought of it ever being brought in.
    Hold the line.

    It is a shit idea, but if I can leave the country by getting an exemption or getting a fake one – tell me what I am doing wrong?

  102. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    If enough of us go, then they’ll understand they have a problem.

    I’m looking at CNMI.

  103. Dot Avatar

    That upper Potomac region has a lot of radio and cell phone silence.

    I’ll begin practising my pig squeals just in case.

  104. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Evergrande makes its US dollar bond payments.

  105. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    I remember in the late 70’s the scientologists used to have a personality test to snag people in Broadway.

    Hehe, got sucked in by that one day in 1979. I was newly arrived at UniSyd. Did the IQ test, whereupon they just about wet themselves with excitement. I was gravely presented with the book, after which I wandered off. For the next year I was spammed with mailouts. Book went in bin.

  106. Dot Avatar

    https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/West_Virginia

    Tell me it isn’t literal story book country.

    That’s the place we read to children about.

  107. Dot Avatar

    WV Governor Jim Justice also looks like Clive Fathead, so I will feel at home.

  108. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Central was always the seedy feral end, Wynyard the snooty end. Lots of tattoo parlors and second hand shops. Ultimo’s Chinese nosheries were nearby. I still like Central.

  109. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    That’s the place we read to children about.

    Like a Brer Rabbit tale?

    Manchin today.
    Manchin before today.

    (Those two photos where taken in the same month, as I recall. Breathtaking.)

  110. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    There hasn’t been enough scrutiny of NSW plod with how half arsed their legal strategy was with him.
    At one of the hearings they used some green horn police solicitor who thought the judge would remand him considering the charges against him & the fact Monis had no money.
    Then somehow Monis has one of Sydney’s junk yard crim lawyers at the hearing & he’s out on bail.
    The questions that no one’s even asked, is why didn’t they take it more seriously?
    Also, who funded the Monis lawyer? It wasn’t legal aid.

  111. Baba Avatar
    Baba

    Central was always the seedy feral end,

    Had my first pub beer at the Great Southern. Almost 16yo. Haven’t looked back. But it might all be coming to an end when Palaszczuk apes Dan.

  112. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    The Manchin “resistance” is fake.
    It will go post the governor election earlier next month.

  113. Arky Avatar
    Arky

    “I hope you get a clot and your tits explode” thread now up.
    Comments invited.

  114. Woolfe Avatar
    Woolfe

    How are you going to get into US . ? Walk across the Rio Grande?

  115. areff Avatar
    areff

    Back from the barber, who couldn’t make me respectable because he’s booked out. Appointment set for tomorro0w, but the interesting moment came when I asked the barber if he wanted to see a vax passport.

    “Don’t worry about that shit. Just be here on time tomorrow.”

    I don’t think those vax passports are going to be a hugely effective.

  116. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I’m not talking about taking the jab, because you were brainwashed and hysterical with fear, as much as I’m talking about accepting your Nazi privileges that come with doing so, and using them.’

    Ah, no. Not brainwashed, and not hysterical. I am going to country Vicco to see my recently-widowed mother, and to see my father’s grave for the first and maybe last time. And those are the only reasons. I thought I was quite clear on this.

    No overseas holidays. No coffee shops. No Nazi privileges. I will, in all likelihood be imprisoned in one of your concentration camps on my return, but without the jab I may not have been let back at all.

    Anti-vax. Pro-mother. The End.

    Perhaps you could write a song about it. From your couch.

  117. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    a yelling at each other blog with some Kanye music …

    Sweet. Now, where did I leave those twenty beers? Oh, that’s right, the fridge. 🙂

  118. areff Avatar
    areff

    PS: Can recommend to fellow Westies the kabob wagon at the corner of Millers and Geelong roads. First-rate lunch and the chips were excellent.

  119. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Heard a story this morning and have no idea if it is true or not.
    Biggest ring-in since Bold Personality/Fine Cotton.
    Bloke is volunteering to take the shot for others and charging $1,500 per shot.
    He books a large vax hub late in the afternoon when everyone is bored shitless.
    ID is no problem.
    He wears a mask right up under the eyes and a cap or beanie.
    He shows his “client’s” licence and Medicare card.
    Being a “no mask-no service” facility, no-one asks to compare his face with the licence. He sticks to clients aged mid forties to mid sixties.
    Rumour is that he has had upwards of ten shots.
    If true, mad as a cut snake.

  120. Dot Avatar

    By fuck he’ll be immune.

    Plus, he’ll have 9 dicks by now.

  121. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Just think of his ovaries.

  122. incoherent rambler Avatar
    incoherent rambler

    I’m baaaacck!

  123. Eddystone Avatar
    Eddystone

    Top Ender says:
    October 22, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Are you therefore the oldest paramedic in Oz, Eddystone?

    Haha. Probably. I’m 71.

  124. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    I don’t think those vax passports are going to be a hugely effective.

    I agree.
    There will be an initial novelty and high profile businesses will enforce it.
    After a few weeks, I reckon it will dissipate.
    I have seen one of these passports on a phone. Yes, it has this hologram thingy on it, but who is going to hold your phone up and wave it around to check that?
    Show them a screen with the right typeface and a green tick and Bob’s your uncle.
    Again, though, I am not doing that to a Ma and Pa business until I am sure checking has dropped to zero.

  125. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    a yelling at each other blog with some Kanye music …

    But if Springsteen comes out, I will retaliate with Freddie Fender.

  126. Old bloke Avatar
    Old bloke

    The next generation of Australians will be unwilling to defend their country in a military crisis, because schools are feeding students a negative view of its history and undermining confidence in liberal democracy, the Education Minister will warn in a major speech on Friday.

    The current generation of Australians will be unwilling to defend their Lords and Masters in a military crisis because they are governed by their enemies already. Who would rise to defend those tyrants who have imprisoned, impoverished and humiliated us, they can go to hell and I’ll look after mine only.

  127. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    where did I leave those twenty beers?

    Only 8 beers now. You’ve been shortchanged. Kanye is now just Ye.

    Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye (19 Oct)

    A Los Angeles judge on Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to Ye, with no middle or last name.

    Takes real effort to keep up with the Kardashians.

  128. P Avatar
    P

    Today is the Feast Day of John Paul II.

    Today’s readings hardly reflect the life of St John Paul II whose feast is today. It is the anniversary of the day he became Pope 15 years after the death of John XXIII. John Paul II interpreted his time and fought against the totalitarianism of his native Poland, effectively bringing down the Iron Curtain.

  129. areff Avatar
    areff

    Show them a screen with the right typeface

    Not that I would ever urge anyone to break the law and do other than our masters wish, but I’m informed the Tahoma font, available via the Paint app on a Windows computers, is identical to the one used for a vax recipient’s name.

    Passed along in the interest of spotting hooligan elements bent on denigrating Dan’s achievements of the past 20 months.

  130. johanna Avatar
    johanna

    Bruce of Newcastle says:
    October 22, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Central was always the seedy feral end, Wynyard the snooty end. Lots of tattoo parlors and second hand shops. Ultimo’s Chinese nosheries were nearby. I still like Central.

    I first got to know the area in the 70s via the Malaya Restaurant, which was about the only place you could get the now fashionable ‘nonya’ food back then. It was an interesting part of town – shady tobacconists (several, for some no doubt illegitimate reason), old fashioned bloodhouse pubs, a shop that sold Christian religious accountrements, and the later famous Commonwealth Bank branch with a huge section devoted to safety deposit boxes. This latter feature was very popular with the nearby inhabitants of Chinatown.

    In I think the late 80’s there was a spectacular heist of said deposit boxes, unsolved to this day. A major problem for Plod was the unwillingness of box-holders to share information about the contents. The consensus was that the heisters must have picked up at least several hundred thousand dollars in cash and gold and who knows what else. There were lots of rumours about motivated members of the Chinese community offering large sums for information, but whether anything ever came of it is a mystery. It would make a great movie, if the pampered artistes who inhabit what is laughingly called the local fillum community could ignore black lesbian refugees for five minutes and try to make something people would enjoy.

    I reckon Sydney has the juiciest dossier of unsolved crimes in the country!

  131. John of Mel Avatar
    John of Mel

    Plus, he’ll have 9 dicks by now.

    It will look spectacular when they all explode.

  132. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Not that I would ever urge anyone to break the law and do other than our masters wish, but I’m informed the Tahoma font

    Ha ha.
    I didn’t really look that closely (I was really focussed on the pissweak “hologram” background) but it didn’t strike me as a very difficult thing to fake.
    I mean, taking a screenshot and sending the photo to someone else?

  133. John of Mel Avatar
    John of Mel

    Tell me it isn’t literal story book country.

    Dot, it is a beautiful place, but for going off-grid you are better off in a warmer location with no snow. Around 70% of your energy and time will be spent on the cold season (preparing and living through it).

  134. areff Avatar
    areff

    The rumour was that Melbourne crims came north and did the deposit-boxes job, pulled off over a long weekend, if memory serves, so they were heading back down the Hume by the time it was discovered.

    You’re right about that end of town, Johanna (hadn’t thought about the Malaya for decades until you mentioned it). There was also the Italo-Australia Club and a pinball arcade run by — again if memory serves — the family that made it big with Aristocrat pokies.

    Oh, and a book shop, where I bought Keegan’s The Face of Battle for $2.

    I think the Italo-Australia club is gone, possibly going to the wall when the long and liquid lunch was repudiated as a tradition of journalism. I think the craft was better off when the carafes kept being refilled and we were all too pissed by meal’s end to find the Fairfax building up Broadway.

    Not only did no one care, it was expected.

  135. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Johanna – Our mum taught us chopsticks at a very early age, and we’d sometimes all go into Ultimo to a Chinese restaurant. Mid sixties. I was a kindergarten kid whose favorite dish was braised prawns and beanshoots, always with chopsticks. Yum! Might’ve been the old Tai Yuen, the name erupts from an unreliable and ancient memory. I have a fine mum, she does a wicked Jamaican curry goat recipe.

  136. Lysander Avatar
    Lysander

    Today is the Feast Day of John Paul II.

    Arguably the greatest man of the 20th Century.

  137. Megan Avatar
    Megan

    Haha. Probably. I’m 71.

    Her Maj has 24 years on you and just knocked back the Oldie of the Year award. Lot of good work left for you yet!

  138. struth Avatar
    struth

    That comment wasn’t directed at you personally KD which you know.
    I have been commenting here longer than you and I know you didn’t panic or lose your shit, and you know I knew that.
    You’ve been slow on the uptake and a little in denial and eager to be seen as a middle of the road type of guy (which in this case is insane), but it’s good to see you won’t be using your nazipass and agree that it is wrong to do so.

  139. Lysander Avatar
    Lysander

    Funny comment from Twaddle:

    “So everyone was outraged that Essendon players put experimental jabs in their arms, but now we ALL need them?”

  140. Winston Smith Avatar

    Sancho Panzer:

    PS it’s not gay for a man to have a mocha at a chocolate shop.

    It’s not totally conclusive, but it’s strong circumstantial evidence.

    Tell me.
    How many pairs of shoes do you have?
    -2 pair formal/two pair runners/three sets of thongs.
    What colour is your favourite jacket?
    -Flecktarn
    Do you own Barbra Streisand or Kylie Minogue records?
    -No, nor any of their paintings.

    I hope this sets the record straight.

  141. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    KD at 12:47.
    Are you on Nilk’s Discordant Cats?

  142. calli Avatar
    calli

    That would be the Ainsworths, areff.

    One of the sons was really into horticulture and developed Eden Gardens up on Mona Vale Road at North Ryde. Also a big donor to charity and philanthropy in general. The pokie company was a very good one to work for and treated employees very well indeed. A bit of an anachronism these days.

  143. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Rumour is that he has had upwards of ten shots.
    If true, mad as a cut snake.

    People have been doing this in China to earn $ and karking it.

    Hook me up with the mad bastard!

  144. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole
  145. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    In Troughers Paradise news:

    October 13
    Sun Cable customer collapses as energy crisis widens to Singapore

    ISwitch, Singapore’s biggest independent electricity retailer and a potential foundation customer for Australia’s Sun Cable project, will fold its retail operation as the fallout from spiking energy prices expands in Asia.

    October 20
    Sun Cable names “powerhouse” to deliver world’s biggest solar and battery project

    In a “milestone” announcement on Wednesday, Sun Cable listed North America-based EPC giants Bechtel and Hatch, professional services firms Marsh and PwC Australia, and engineering outfit SMEC (a member of the Surbana Jurong Group) as the members of its Integrated Project Delivery Team (IPDT).

    Project Management Pro Tip: Commercial underpinning falling over + high-end consultants on boarding.

    Rats entering a sinking ship. Normally a sure and certain sign that a rich supply of unaccountable government money is available.

  146. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    Sol Levy Tobacconist was also on that strip, the shop had traded for over 100 years. Closed in 2014.

  147. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    People have been doing this in China to earn $ and karking it.

    Hook me up with the mad bastard!

    The bloke who told me is prone to putting a bit of mayo on his stories.
    Apparently he is only doing it for blokes he knows.
    Although it is nuts, he is smart enough to know he would probably be given serious jail time if caught.
    I wouldn’t mind betting he has done it once or twice, but not ten times.

  148. John of Mel Avatar
    John of Mel

    Yes Please…..how shocking.

    People, please don’t read the comments under that article.

    Candice, do you need a gardener? I’d move to Tennessee in a heartbeat. And will even try to learn some gardening.

  149. Eddystone Avatar
    Eddystone

    I hope you’re right Megan.

  150. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    at North Ryde

    From whence we drove in our navy blue EH station wagon to Haymarket for, at least in my case, braised prawns and beanshoots. I’m an alumnus of Coxs Rd Primary.

  151. Winston Smith Avatar

    Doc Faustus:

    The Victorian Authorised Life Conduct Code (2021) has clearly been drafted by excited committees of childless, in-the-bubble public servants. All vying to add their own special little touches to the Brave New World.

    It will be necessary to cull the herds of free ranging bureaucrats before they nibble us to death.

  152. Baba Avatar
    Baba

    Cassie of Sydneysays:
    October 22, 2021 at 2:52 pm
    Sol Levy Tobacconist was also on that strip, the shop had traded for over 100 years. Closed in 2014.

    Mmm mmm. Black Russian Sobranies.

  153. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    Not often that a free-living’, fuck-the-rules Covid Cowboy becomes a poster boy in Palacechook’s Queensland.
    But here he is:

    Queensland records no new community COVID-19 cases, Gold Coast man Duran Raman’s condition deteriorates

    Mr Raman, who is in his 30s and unvaccinated, had not checked-in using the QR code tracking system since September 18.

    “I’m sorry that I have to report, that he is very unwell,” Dr Young said.

    “He’ll probably have to go into intensive care.

    “That is terrible. He is a very fit, young man who was not vaccinated, and is now extremely sick.

    Now gather round, children…

  154. Baba Avatar
    Baba

    Quote fail

  155. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    ABCcess “factcheck” basically says ‘yes it can happen, but we arent going to say that…
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-22/coronacheck-vaccinations-in-schools-informed-consent/100556640

    “This is known as ‘Gillick competency’, based on the name of the English case that established this principle,” she told Fact Check.

    “Gillick competency is specific to the particular child and the particular issue, so the legal question becomes — where competency is in dispute — whether this child is Gillick competent to make this decision.”

    Professor Young added that the phrase “mature minor” could be used to describe a child “likely to be Gillick competent in relation to a range of issues”.

    “In my view, and leaving aside any legislative provisions there may be, it is very likely that there will be children under 18 who are Gillick competent in relation to taking a vaccine,” she said.

    “For example, a 17 year-old of reasonable maturity could easily understand what is involved in taking a vaccine, the risks associated and so on. Indeed, there is legislation relating to children in some states relating to medical matters that will recognise a child’s right to make medical decisions before they turn 18.”

    She added, however, that there would be very few instances, if any at all, where a child as young as six would be considered Gillick competent.

    “I consider it extremely unlikely that a child of 6 would be considered Gillick competent to decide about taking a vaccine; the young age of the child would make it difficult for them to comprehend the nature of a vaccine, their own medical situation and the risks associated with a vaccine.”

    As for whether a child being in attendance at school on a day when vaccines were being administered constituted “implied parental consent”, Professor Young again said she considered it to be “extremely unlikely“.

    “Parents may have missed the information, may not want their child to miss school and so on. The implied consent would need to be unequivocal. Thus, I would expect that written consent of a parent would be necessary so it was clear that consent was being given.”

    Anyone have confidence that the same rampaging mongs who have locked down/ assaulted and mandated their citizenry for the last 2.5 years will balk at “oh sorry, you missed the notice we put on the board at the school stating you need to opt out for vaxxes??

  156. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Wow, Alec Baldwin has just been smitten with Trumpenfreude of the first rank. Memo to Hollywood effects directors: try not to use actual firearms instead of props mkay?

  157. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Fancy that, the spec took down my comment about scomo and the big cave and alarmism and renewables. I’ve been censored just about everywhere.

  158. Baba Avatar
    Baba

    There was also a pawn shop down the bottom end of Goulburn Street. One of many I suspect. The one I recall was on the western side. Dark, dingy and filled with lots of suitcases. Owned by a Jewish man who was very kind to a 16 year old boy.

  159. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    There was also a gun shop near Sol’s shop on George Street.

    Guns and tobacco.

  160. Gab Avatar
    Gab

    Change.org petition Stop mandatory vaccines for employees, targetting Coles, Woolies, Aldi
    https://chng.it/sng8nV4dCs

    No harm in trying to stop this divisive crap.

  161. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    There was also a pawn shop down the bottom end of Goulburn Street.
    A regular at the ACEBEN premises on George Street during my drinking days .. LOL

  162. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Another example of the shit show Dan has created.
    We just drove the 50 kms from where we live in Springfield to Shelbyville for a couple of nights.
    Staying in a friend’s B&B (strictly cesh, no records).
    Anyway, walking up the street and some old codger is yelling to another much older codger sitting in the passenger seat of a car about being in a Disabled Car Park without a sticker. OK, the car was illegally parked in the hatched space beside the disabled spot where Mr Shouty was parked, but Mr Shouty wasn’t in a wheelchair or anything so could get in his car no problems.
    Poor old bloke being yelled at was obviously confused and distressed (probably had dementia), but I couldn’t hear what he was saying.
    Then Mr Shouty comes out with, “Go on. Get back to Springfield where you belong.”
    That was enough for me.
    “What is your fucking problem. He belongs anywhere he chooses to go.”
    Unbeknown to me, reinforcements were arriving in the form of the old bloke’s son, a burly bloke in his 40’s.
    “If you’ve got something to say to my 90 year old father, you can fucking say it to me! … Well?”
    Mr Shouty’s passion for battle dissipated and he jumped in his car and pissed off.
    But this sort of vigilante shit is dangerous, and people seem emboldened to be “good citizens” and enforce laws and regulations when it is no skin off their nose.

  163. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    Only 8 beers now. You’ve been shortchanged. Kanye is now just Ye.

    pronoun Ze

  164. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    Fears for unvaccinated gym junkie Covid-infected Uber driver as top doctor reveals he is ‘deteriorating’ in Queensland hospital and is on high flow oxygen

    the high flow oxygen should do him in nicely, shoulda stuck to da horse paste

  165. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    I also had a “What I shoulda said” moment over Mr Shouty.
    As we were walking away Mrs Panzer says “Did you see his numberplate?”
    Me : “Huh?”
    Mrs Panzer : “His number plate surround. His car is from Smith Toyota in Springfield.”
    Doh!

  166. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    It will be necessary to cull the herds of free ranging bureaucrats before they nibble us to death.

    Too late.
    I’m reliably informed that, all across government, the bureaucracy is very, very busy putting the final touches and flourishes to the Palacechook-Young: Living With Covid in Queensland Protocols.

    I expect it to be a doozy.

  167. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    Only 8 beers now. You’ve been shortchanged. Kanye is now just Ye.

    could be postnoun Ze

  168. johanna Avatar
    johanna

    There was also the Italo-Australia Club and a pinball arcade run by — again if memory serves — the family that made it big with Aristocrat pokies.

    Unlikely to be the Ainsworths, Roger. They were by then already big players in the pokie manufacturing biz, not running twopenny arcades.

    And yes, Cassie reminds me that one of the tobacconists was Sol Levy’s, and there was indeed a gun shop and also a disposal store, IIRC.

    Haven’t been there in years, but I expect that the character is gone, as is true of most of the western side of the city.

  169. Delta A Avatar
    Delta A

    Are you therefore the oldest paramedic in Oz, Eddystone?

    Haha. Probably. I’m 71.

    Well done, Eddy.

    I have nothing but praise for our SA Ambos, having needed their services several times this year. They are professional and polite, and very thoughtful.

  170. Indolent Avatar
    Indolent

    Narrative destroying UK data released overnight.

  171. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Gosh nothing inspires confidence like gab posts from #purebloods

  172. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Indolentsays:

    October 22, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Sorry, here is the link.

    Have you got the direct link to the source data?

  173. calli Avatar
    calli

    And in the 40, 50, 60 and 70 year-old age bracket, you are more than 100% MORE LIKELY to have Covid if you’ve been ‘doubly dosed’.

    Would that be because, in those age brackets, vaxx take-up is also numerically higher?

  174. Winston Smith Avatar

    Dover O’Beach:

    I pretty much agree with you, however, I think a large pool of those that vaxxed during this last lockdown did so under duress, resent it, and that will have political consequences. There are also a lot of people angry about the lockdowns, etc. and this will have political consequences too. I’m not sure of the extent of it, but it will I think boost considerable interest in those minor parties actively resisting the SoEs, medical segregation, coerced vaccinations, and the like.

    Yep.
    Like chronic pain, chronic authoritarianism allows a bigger head of steam to build because there is no foreseeable way out.
    There will be a price to pay for the bastardry our Brahmin Class have heaped on us.

  175. calli Avatar
    calli

    I don’t want to attack the messenger, I just want to understand why the figures are the way they are.

  176. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Best to look at more than just positive test data?

  177. Baba Avatar
    Baba

    Have you got the direct link to the source data?

    LOL.

  178. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Looks like the UK is doing okay since ‘Freedom Day’ in July.
    three months ago

  179. Gab Avatar
    Gab

    rosiesays:
    October 22, 2021 at 3:40 pm
    Gosh nothing inspires confidence like gab posts from #purebloods

    You really are a nasty piece of work.

  180. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    ‘KD at 12:47.
    Are you on Nilk’s Discordant Cats?’

    Nope. I had a look when it kicked off. I thought it was okay, but like this one better.

    I have the odd squiz at DashCat, but really only to poke Bird or Neil. If I was on everything it would devolve into a case of too may open tabs, and not enough sleep.

  181. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    I have the odd squiz at DashCat, but really only to poke Bird or Neil. If I was on everything it would devolve into a case of too may open tabs, and not enough sleep.

    Oh, yeah, there is that open tab problem.

  182. dover0beach Avatar

    Speaking of fakes like Manchin, today’s rant by RazorFist, Simping for Sinema – The Stupidity of The Right, is one for the ages.

  183. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    No Gab
    The nasty pieces of work is calling yourself #pureblood.
    Incidentally as you jumped down my throat, no doubt as a matter of course, I was talking about the gab site, not you.
    I don’t suppose I’ll get an apology though.

  184. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    It also astounds me that I spend a great deal of time defending myself from extraordinarily nasty false accusations including ones that I profit from the abortion industry and you have never uttered a peep.

  185. Dot Avatar

    The nasty pieces of work is calling yourself #pureblood.

    How so?

    The amount of peer pressure us purebloods have to become muggles is frightening. It is literally Orwellian.

  186. Dot Avatar

    srr accuses anyone of not agreeing with her of literally being part of a satanic cabal.

    First time, huh?

  187. Baba Avatar
    Baba

    The UK data.

    Unvaccinated 29 vaxxed are hypochondriacs. Getting a test at every sign of a sniff.

    Therefore more vaxxed positives.

  188. Baba Avatar
    Baba

    The UK data.

    Unvaccinated under 30 school and college students are getting compulsory PCR tests regularly. Because the vaxxed must be protected.

    Therefore more unvaxxed positives.

    >29 vaxxed are hypochondriacs. Getting a test at every sign of a sniff.

    Therefore more vaxxed positives.

  189. calli Avatar
    calli

    I first saw that #pureblood thing when someone here called for Lizzie to have her head shaved (1945 haircut) for being a “collaborator”.

    It appears to be mainstream.

  190. Dot Avatar

    Alec Baldwin Just Shot & Killed a Crew Member On Set – “Accidently”

    Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tuscon…ALEC BAWLDWIN.

    Enough.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8PBfytMkrw

  191. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Well you know dot, if you continue to make it us and them you make it a very difficult up hill battle to get support from us mudbloods.
    I’m talking about the people here hoping other commentors who are vaxed die of clot shots, asking them how they plan to spend their last few months and generally putting people down.
    I don’t see the same from the pro vaccination who generally seem to try putting up reasonable arguments supported by facts.

  192. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    Maybe I’m just being nostalgic but Sydney used to have much more character that it has now and it also had a lot of the ratbag in her and I use that word with affection. That’s all gone now. Surry Hills, Chippendale, Glebe, Darlinghurst…all uber trendy and somewhat sterile. Back in the early 1990s I worked at Fairfax, when it was still at Broadway. Everyday I used to walk from Surry Hills to Fairfax and along the way pass Sol’s shop, the gun shop and so on. There were no trendy cafes back in those days and the pubs were all early openers.

  193. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    What dot, you haven’t noticed how I got the special mention every other day since she came back?

  194. calli Avatar
    calli

    You forgot the exploding boozzies. Fembot style.

  195. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “I first saw that #pureblood thing when someone here called for Lizzie to have her head shaved (1945 haircut) for being a “collaborator”.”

    It was directed at me first, then Lizzie. It was obscene. I note that the commentator who wrote those words hasn’t been back. No doubt he’s lurking.

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