Open Thread – Weekend 20 Nov 2021


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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 20, 2021 9:24 pm

Tanks had been used since September 1916 at Fleurs-Courcelette, but only ever in small and isolated ‘packets.’

Which was the battle where the tanks were so badly handled that the ANZAC’s nearly lost all confidence in them?

MatrixTransform
November 20, 2021 9:25 pm

Fucking Yellowstone went woke beginning season 2, ep 3 when the injun wife of the youngest son took up her uni post and began sprouting a red armband history. Oh well season 1 was unrelentingly tough.

LOL … literally just watched the same episode and got halfway before come out for a break.

Every series these days has a woke-point.

usually, after the woke-point, there is no point

Rabz
November 20, 2021 9:25 pm

Good stuff, Dio, they were magnifique creatures back when I was a lad – my cousin was in the equivalent year at Santa and she’d invite me over to meet some of her schoolmates – I was a 16 year old wallie and rendered speechless at such beauty. 🙂

Joanna
Joanna
November 20, 2021 9:25 pm

What does it mean to be an Australian, in this day and age?

I still believe in Australians. In our decency and good nature. Whether it’s how people unite during bushfires or floods and help out their fellow citizens, or when someone lifts my mum’s shopping into her car then takes the trolley back for her.

Essentially, Australians are good people who are liked worldwide. Everyone’s friend. That’s something we should be proud of.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 20, 2021 9:27 pm

A counter-protest organised by the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism (CARF) in Carlton attracted around 300 people.

As they say in the classics, “oh, the ironing!”

If they were anti-fascist they would support a popular movement against a state.

But they aren’t. They are opposed to any uprising against what they see as their state.

Communist and socialist uprisings are always in the name of the people the communists and socialists will immediately forbid the right to protest – since notionally the wukkaz rights are encompassed by the new state.

The wukkaz might protest for utopia up to but not within utopia. Then they are out of their depth.

Rabz
November 20, 2021 9:29 pm

Thanks, Jo – being an Ozzie nowadays does not seem to resemble what it did two or three decades ago.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 20, 2021 9:31 pm

She might even have been having a dig at Fizzer, and was sad because she was unhappy to be on the side of the eeeevvvilll non-rabid left?

That’s a very charitable explanation, and if so she has a case. But the slogan is a bit misleading. If she’d said corrupt profiteering is immoral, I’d have been on her side. But mostly the only way to make an honest profit is by producing things ppl want.
Of course, when an organisation makes a profit by scaring the shit out of governments and the general populace we’re in a different territory.

rickw
rickw
November 20, 2021 9:32 pm

JC’s pad in Melbourne circa 2031:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-imwmeNelQI

Diogenes
Diogenes
November 20, 2021 9:35 pm

a 16 year old wallie and rendered speechless at such beauty. ?

In the great tradition of the debates ‘Ginger vs MaryAnne’ the debates we had over the relative attractions of the Santas & PLC gels, who were a cut above the girls from Straddie & Burwood 🙂

rickw
rickw
November 20, 2021 9:36 pm

I still believe in Australians. In our decency and good nature. Whether it’s how people unite during bushfires or floods and help out their fellow citizens, or when someone lifts my mum’s shopping into her car then takes the trolley back for her.

Most definitely the vibe of today’s protest in Melbourne. People stopping to let others pass, saying sorry if someone bumped into you, striking up a friendly conversation, 100,000+ people in a park and not a scrap of litter left on the ground.

Bushkid
Bushkid
November 20, 2021 9:37 pm

Franx says:
November 20, 2021 at 9:03 pm
Near Trades Hall Melbourne – several of the anti-freedom people, calling themselves anti-racist, formed a tight pack and behaved menacingly towards Rukshan, encroaching upon his personal space while abusing him verbally. Rukshan had recorded it all, noting their racist behaviour.

Rukshan is a dead-set Aussie legend!

Someone earlier posed the question about what it means to be an Aussie now.

Well, there’s your answer: Folks like Rukshan, grateful to be here, making a go of things, switching from one profession to another when the lockdowns bit last year, not taking any shit from the usual suspects or the sick MSM. He’s the sort of “bloke”, has that character that created the original laconic, can-do, “bronzed Aussie” type. He’s putting some of the few-generations-in Aussies to shame – and good on him!

His work will be a brilliant archive for the future too.

It’s not surprising that those immigrants from places that have seen real war, strife, tyranny, communism etc are the ones standing up or telling us they’ve seen all this control before, warning us to beware.

twostix
twostix
November 20, 2021 9:40 pm

I’ve been thinking about today a lot, I’ll comment on it later. But Rabz said something last page:

What does it mean to be an Australian, in this day and age?

Today was Australian day, walking down those streets in Brisbane with 10’s of thousands of Aussies, it felt exactly like Australia used to when I was a kid in the 80’s.

We’re still here.

rickw
rickw
November 20, 2021 9:41 pm

Today I also saw an Australia that has been missing for almost two years:

An Australia that is confident and without fear.

Rabz
November 20, 2021 9:42 pm

Dio – Santa – Meriden – PLC – MLC – and one out of the box- the performing arts school, which sprung into existence when I was a teenage uni student. I remember asking Liz, “where are these even more stunning li’l goils going to school?”

Keith Forwheels
Keith Forwheels
November 20, 2021 9:42 pm

We’re still here.

Maybe 10% or so. It’s a start to work back from.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 20, 2021 9:43 pm

We’re still here.

In Perth, too. We’re not going away.

Rabz
November 20, 2021 9:44 pm

We’re still here.

Good.

Bar Beach Swimmer
November 20, 2021 9:46 pm

So, if in future there’s any more talk about changing the date of Australia Day, we have another date to stick it up ‘em – 20th November.

twostix
twostix
November 20, 2021 9:54 pm

I’ll also say this quickly; Any political establishment that ignores a situation where thousands upon thousands upon thousands of pleasant looking outer suburb and regional mums are leaving the comfort of the home-nest on a Saturday, leaving the kids with grandparents, to go and enter the alien and ugly, brutalist, concrete inner-CBD to walk shoulder to shoulder in the burning heat of midday in a loud noisy and not-low-risk ‘protest’….had better start writing their political obituary.

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 20, 2021 9:55 pm

Zulu

Which was the battle where the tanks were so badly handled that the ANZAC’s nearly lost all confidence in them?

First Bullecourt.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
November 20, 2021 9:58 pm

Which was the battle where the tanks were so badly handled that the ANZAC’s nearly lost all confidence in them?

Couldn’t tell you off the top of my head, but a lack of familiarity and understanding of what the vehicles could do and what they needed to perform at their best, coupled with primitive and frankly unreliable automotive technology in the face of enemy soldiers who held their nerve and had appropriate artillery support to hand, could well have killed the tank as we know it then and there.

The desperation of the war effort, and the fact that there were officers and ORs alike eager to make it all work, eventually led in the space of less than 2 years from the crude Mark I to the significantly more reliable and mobile Mark VIII. As well as the Renault FT-17, whose rotating turret showed the way forward for every tank design since.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
November 20, 2021 9:59 pm

Thanks, Boambee John. 🙂

Rabz
November 20, 2021 10:04 pm

Note perfect.

For all those aesthetically pleasing young women out there … 🙂

rickw
rickw
November 20, 2021 10:05 pm

As well as the Renault FT-17, whose rotating turret showed the way forward for every tank design since.

They absolutely nailed the configuration the tank.

Rabz
November 20, 2021 10:07 pm

stix – this inhuman idiocy needs to stop. Are we (now finally) seeing the stirrings of a continent wide movement that will make it so?

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 20, 2021 10:08 pm

Vic Health Minister on the radio news at 9:00 (paraphrased):

If we cannot pass this pandemic legislation and we cannot extend the state of emergency, then Victorians shall be free to live as normal from December 15.

He said that as if it’s a bad thing.

Time to write to / call up / tweet at / etc. as many MPs as you think appropriate, me thinks. I believe there’s one more sitting week planned in Victoria for the rest of 2021.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 20, 2021 10:09 pm

DBG was that a G- string in your top pocket?

Bushkid
Bushkid
November 20, 2021 10:10 pm

It’s been amazing to see the numbers growing at these protests week on week now. We need to keep up the momentum, not just on the streets. Now that it may be creeping into the more mainstream consciousness, it’s time to have more of those conversations with people. It’s been so difficult to know who you can “safely” broach the subject of what is covid-19, what’s in the jabs, are they any good, are they safe, do they work, what will you do if you have to have it to keep your job, will you let your kids get jabbed, will you have the booster/s?

I know this battle is taking front and centre stage right now, but the buggers are also sneaking up the “carbon-economy” nonsense behind it, while we’re all distracted.

We need to be taking the same energy and numbers up to the pushers of the so-called green economy or green transition/economy or whatever they want to call it this week. (They’re the same mongrels pushing the jabs, by the way.) What they are proposing will be just as deadly as what’s happening now. Already, they’re making noises about using lockdowns to limit CO2 “emissions” – as they’ve seen how easy it was to control the ordinary folk. They might not have reckoned with literally millions protesting around the world, once those people woke up to what was happening. We need to ensure those same ordinary people realise, understand fully, just how dangerous and destructive the “net-zero” push is – to them! We need to harness that genuine passion.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 20, 2021 10:20 pm

Delta A says:
November 20, 2021 at 9:11 pm

Rukshan made a keen observation that the Antifa protest was far less diverse than the Freedom March.

He tried to interview some of the Antifa mob who were also protesting racism. They wouldn’t let him near the main group and the police sent him back for his “own safety”. He kept referring to that throughout the afternoon, that he, a poc from Sri Lanka, was excluded from a protest against racism, but acepted – indeed, revered – by the ‘far right extremists’.

Indeed he was. From my vantage point I heard he was coming through before I saw him.

He needs a new company name now that he’s diversified from wedding photography.

Weddings, Protests, Anything.

Iron Cove
Iron Cove
November 20, 2021 10:21 pm

A tale from Australia 2021.
It seems like a lifetime ago…
Chinchilla mid May at the rodeo; mid show a retired clown enters the arena and tells the crowd how on a recent trip to the big smoke he found himself on Oxford St. (Sydney), where he was approached by a chap with a budgie on his shoulder.
Chap says to me “ if you can guess the weight of this bird you can come home and we can have sex”.
Ha thinks I, I’ve heard about your kind.
“4 ton”, sezs I.
“ That’s close enough “ was the answer.”Let’s go”.
The crowd laughed loud.

cohenite
November 20, 2021 10:28 pm

Yellowstone got tough again. That daughter is a ball-tearer.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 20, 2021 10:38 pm

According to https://parliament.vic.gov.au/about/daily-calendar/search?searchword=Type%20in%20some%20keywords…&start=1160, the Victorian Parliament shall be sitting from Tuesday 30th November to Thursday 2nd December. You have a week to contact MPs. My thoughts:

* Liberals need to be reminded going with the flow on any SoE extension is not on.
* ALPers need a subtle nudge that they do not need to go down the the Andrews ship if they act soon to end the tyranny.
* Cross-benchers need encouragement for their stance to date (or a reminder of the growing numbers of grass-roots protesters – not the collectivist-sponsored kind) and that this shall not be forgotten come election time. Unfortunately I suspect the scoundrels have already received their 30 pieces of silver from Dan.

The lower house is probably a lost cause as usual, given the numbers. The upper house may be the best focus

Rabz
November 20, 2021 10:39 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 20, 2021 10:40 pm

First Bullecourt.

Thank you.

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
November 20, 2021 10:41 pm

Bushkid says:
November 20, 2021 at 10:10 pm
….Already, they’re making noises about using lockdowns to limit CO2 “emissions” – as they’ve seen how easy it was to control the ordinary folk….

The vaccine passports will make this easy for them. Woolies is working on integrating the QR thingy with your bank account. When they phase out cash, whatever you buy will be limited by their “save the planet” algorithms.

Examples: You can only buy $10 of fuel per week. You can only buy $10 of beef a week but unlimited worm meal…

Once they have this system in place, then what people think of the climate “emergency” doesn’t matter – they will just limit your purchasing of ündesirable” items.

Rabz
November 20, 2021 10:42 pm
Bar Beach Swimmer
November 20, 2021 10:46 pm

rickwsays:
November 19, 2021 at 10:36 pm
Work Update:

Another email from boss and brief discussion. Meeting scheduled with HR for Thursday. My guess is that they will be terminating me on Thursday.

One thing I would like everyone’s thoughts on, in communication they keep stating that I am “unable” to comply with the health directive. The reality is that I’m unwilling. There must be a reason for using the term “unable”?

rick, from joining Reignite Democracy Australia, I ended up on Telegram and have joined a group called FIFO United Australia. There was a recorded discussion with a barrister regarding being threatened with the loss of a job – this group of FIFO have created a group to fight their employers. The recording is in the comments under the Sat 20 NOV Noon Forrest Place Perth Banner.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 20, 2021 10:47 pm

Oh, it’s music time….

They laid down the law….

Megan
Megan
November 20, 2021 10:47 pm

stix – this inhuman idiocy needs to stop. Are we (now finally) seeing the stirrings of a continent wide movement that will make it so?

Let’s hope so. I’ll be out there again if that’s what is needed. I’ve already found a couple more willing participants to accompany me.

Rabz
November 20, 2021 10:56 pm

Hey, I went to university once – now it’s time for some yart … 😕

Rabz
November 20, 2021 10:58 pm

NKP – layin’ it down … 🙂

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 20, 2021 11:01 pm
Iron Cove
Iron Cove
November 20, 2021 11:02 pm

Then said clown called for 10 volunteers under 12 to enter the arena, for our amusement.
About 30 kids later the game began.
For a local businesses cap the kids were to run forth and feign death on the sound of a pre recorded 22 gunshot.
The kids deaths were glorious.
Unable to pick a winner the clown threw the prize cap amongst the kids , whereupon ensued a magnificent melee .
And a cock was crowned.
Magnificent sezs I.

Rabz
November 20, 2021 11:08 pm

I used to try very hard to make friends with every woman on the planet … 🙂

So, let’s bring on those dancing goils

John H.
John H.
November 20, 2021 11:10 pm

For weeks I have been telling friends to boost D+K2+magnesium. If you are just boosting D without the K2 and Mg you are doing it wrong, very wrong. This just rolled into my youtube feed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbGug3rczx4

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 20, 2021 11:10 pm

The most-listenable Midnight Oil track.

Dot
Dot
November 20, 2021 11:11 pm

John H.says:
November 20, 2021 at 11:10 pm
For weeks I have been telling friends to boost D+K2+magnesium. If you are just boosting D without the K2 and Mg you are doing it wrong, very wrong. This just rolled into my youtube feed.

Tell us about quercetin (“vitamin P”).

rickw
rickw
November 20, 2021 11:12 pm

The recording is in the comments under the Sat 20 NOV Noon Forrest Place Perth Banner.

BBS, thanks but I’m having trouble finding this?

Bar Beach Swimmer
November 20, 2021 11:16 pm

Rick,
The group or the post?

Rabz
November 20, 2021 11:17 pm

Sacré bleu! 🙂

Those english dogues

John H.
John H.
November 20, 2021 11:17 pm

Dotsays:
November 20, 2021 at 11:11 pm
John H.says:
November 20, 2021 at 11:10 pm
For weeks I have been telling friends to boost D+K2+magnesium. If you are just boosting D without the K2 and Mg you are doing it wrong, very wrong. This just rolled into my youtube feed.

Tell us about quercetin (“vitamin P”).

The absorption is so poor it is not worth worrying about except in a liposomal formulation which is very expensive. There is current research trying to address this situation. It is unfortunate because it may play a role in eliminating endothelial senescent cells which is important for preserving CVD health.

rickw
rickw
November 20, 2021 11:30 pm

The group or the post?

The post, found the group ok!

Rabz
November 20, 2021 11:31 pm

A Santa Goil, pretending to be naughty … 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 20, 2021 11:37 pm

The most-listenable Midnight Oil track.

At the 21st birthday party, of the daughter of one of the long standing families – the family were among the pioneers of the district, over a hundred years ago, the DJ put Midnight Oil “The beds are burning” on the sound system….her angry father unplugged the sound system and told said DJ that he didn’t want to hear any more of that shit…

Bar Beach Swimmer
November 20, 2021 11:37 pm

It’s the last post – it’s a black poster with the details of the demo in Perth today – there’s 157 comments attached – click on them.

twostix
twostix
November 21, 2021 12:05 am

I see many photos of Sydney and Melbourne Free Australia Day 2021. Here’s a moment in time in Brisbane from our perspective.

John H.
John H.
November 21, 2021 12:08 am

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
November 20, 2021 at 11:37 pm
The most-listenable Midnight Oil track.

At the 21st birthday party, of the daughter of one of the long standing families – the family were among the pioneers of the district, over a hundred years ago, the DJ put Midnight Oil “The beds are burning” on the sound system….her angry father unplugged the sound system and told said DJ that he didn’t want to hear any more of that shit…

The most listenable thing about Midnight Oil was the vinyl scratches.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 21, 2021 12:09 am

The “West Australian” – noted for its ability to play “Little Sir Echo” to the Labor Party since the bad old days of “Western Australia Incorporated”, cites 10,000 protestors in Forrest Place.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 21, 2021 12:17 am

The most listenable thing about Midnight Oil was the vinyl scratches.

One of the ouens in this neck of the woods swears that Midnight Oil did two concerts, in South Africa, in 1994, and donated the proceeds to the African National Congress…

vlad redux
vlad redux
November 21, 2021 12:26 am

Surf’s Up Tonight is a pretty good song with a killer riff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbg2e48aJOk

Rabz
November 21, 2021 12:31 am

Don’t play your cards to your heart

An anthem for our times.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
November 21, 2021 2:08 am
FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
November 21, 2021 2:37 am

Does the communist Biden’s sell of USA strategic fuel reserves, to Asia ???, include Australia’s supposed Fuel Reserves supposedly held in storage in USA???

Winston Smith
November 21, 2021 3:44 am

Flying Pigs:

Does the communist Biden’s sell of USA strategic fuel reserves, to Asia ???, include Australia’s supposed Fuel Reserves supposedly held in storage in USA???

God knows, but if it doesn’t stir our politicians to action, then they deserve this corn cob up their arses.

Winston Smith
November 21, 2021 3:50 am

After OSHA Suspends Vaccine Rule, White House Tells Businesses to Move Forward With It

Bugger the Courts, says O’Biden. I’m the President and you’ll do as your told.

Tom
Tom
November 21, 2021 4:02 am
Winston Smith
November 21, 2021 4:08 am

‘Chronic Underutilization’ of America’s Trucking Capacity Means 40 Percent Is ‘Left on the Table Every Day’: MIT Expert
An expert from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) told lawmakers at a Nov. 17 congressional hearing that holdups at pickup and delivery points are causing a chronic underutilization problem impacting U.S. long-haul truck drivers, leading to 40 percent of America’s trucking capacity being “left on the table every day.”

Winston Smith
November 21, 2021 4:15 am

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler Calls for Federal Review of Kyle Rittenhouse Case.
It may not be over…

Winston Smith
November 21, 2021 4:25 am

Biden Regime Sends FBI Jackboots to Break Down Door of School Board Activist Sherronna Bishop – Cuff Her and Abuse Her Children.
Sherronna was organising parents to take over School Boards.

bespoke
bespoke
November 21, 2021 4:45 am

Good to read some uplifted spirits and positive determination after so long. My hope this isn’t just single issue for most protesters and they see what a nanny state can lead to.

Winston Smith
November 21, 2021 5:03 am

Massive Freedom Rallies Held Across Australia Today – Huge Numbers of Australians Participate and March for Freedom

The world is waking up and joining together against the insane tyranny coming from global elites.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 21, 2021 5:30 am

Thanks, Tom.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
November 21, 2021 5:33 am

If Australia repealed every communist State and Federal Law we would have a booming country.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
November 21, 2021 5:42 am

When do we get Net Zero Taxation?

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
November 21, 2021 5:47 am

I want an extra 2 degrees of warming.

Anyone that does not is a murderer of humanity.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
November 21, 2021 5:55 am

The way to stop bush fires is to build cities.

Nothing grows in a city.

Dot
Dot
November 21, 2021 6:36 am

The absorption is so poor it is not worth worrying about except in a liposomal formulation which is very expensive. There is current research trying to address this situation. It is unfortunate because it may play a role in eliminating endothelial senescent cells which is important for preserving CVD health.

Very, very interesting.

Dot
Dot
November 21, 2021 6:41 am

Biden Regime Sends FBI Jackboots to Break Down Door of School Board Activist Sherronna Bishop – Cuff Her and Abuse Her Children.
Sherronna was organising parents to take over School Boards.

Tell me again why the Montana Militia or
Bo Gritz were wrong?

The FBI are the real terrorists.

rosie
rosie
November 21, 2021 6:49 am

Looks like Australia isnt quite real communism yet
Vietnamese noodle vendor summonsed over salt bae parody

rosie
rosie
November 21, 2021 6:55 am

The ‘anti fascist’ theme was so dumb.
People protesting a bill to give a politician unprecedented powers are the fascists here?

protest in pictures at the age

rosie
rosie
November 21, 2021 6:56 am

More placards portraying Dan as a fascist leader are required.
Will they even bother turning out next weekend?

cohenite
November 21, 2021 6:58 am

The absorption is so poor it is not worth worrying about except in a liposomal formulation which is very expensive. There is current research trying to address this situation. It is unfortunate because it may play a role in eliminating endothelial senescent cells which is important for preserving CVD health.

Very heavy comment in the middle of Saturday fucking night. It took me 2 vodkas to decipher it. FFS.

bespoke
bespoke
November 21, 2021 6:58 am

rosiesays:
November 21, 2021 at 6:55 am

Wrong link.

calli
calli
November 21, 2021 7:07 am

Since it’s Sunday…

Quite

Phew…that was close…

Thanks, Tom.

rosie
rosie
November 21, 2021 7:18 am
calli
calli
November 21, 2021 7:31 am

Thanks, rosie. Had to laugh at the trickle of muzzled “anti-fascist” humbugs compared to the sea of normal people.

I wonder if they realise how stupid they look when confronted with the mass of mainstream humanity? I suppose it’s a special look for special people.

Mater
November 21, 2021 7:36 am

Thanks, rosie. Had to laugh at the trickle of muzzled “anti-fascist” humbugs compared to the sea of normal people.

Scrotes, the lot.
Have a look:

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CWfitU8NIUW/?utm_medium=share_sheet

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 21, 2021 7:41 am

In the words of the greatest public figure of the 20th century Winston Churchill, “We will never surrender”. He never gave up and took western civilisation with him.

calli
calli
November 21, 2021 7:41 am

Wow! Snow blindness! And it’s almost summer!

Peel a Leftie, find a racist.

shatterzzz
November 21, 2021 7:43 am

Before WOKE was invented .. there was a kid called Lincoln Clem .. RESPECT with a capital R …!

In May of 1861, 9-year-old John Lincoln “Johnny” Clem ran away from his home in Newark, Ohio, to join the Union Army, but found the Army was not interested in signing on a 9-year-old boy when the commander of the 3rd Ohio Regiment told him he “wasn’t enlisting infants,” and turned him down. Clem tried the 22nd Michigan Regiment next, and its commander told him the same. Determined, Clem tagged after the regiment, acted out the role of a drummer boy, and was allowed to remain. Though still not regularly enrolled, he performed camp duties and received a soldier’s pay of $13 a month, a sum collected and donated by the regiment’s officers.

The next April, at Shiloh, Clem’s drum was smashed by an artillery round and he became a minor news item as “Johnny Shiloh, The Smallest Drummer”. A year later, at the Battle Of Chickamauga, he rode an artillery caisson to the front and wielded a musket trimmed to his size. In one of the Union retreats a Confederate officer ran after the cannon Clem rode with, and yelled, “Surrender you damned little Yankee!” Johnny shot him dead. This pluck won for Clem national attention and the name “Drummer Boy of Chickamauga.”

Clem stayed with the Army through the war, served as a courier, and was wounded twice. Between Shiloh and Chickamauga he was regularly enrolled in the service, began receiving his own pay, and was soon-after promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He was only 12 years old.

After the Civil War he tried to enter West Point but was turned down because of his slim education. A personal appeal to President Ulysses S. Grant, his commanding general at Shiloh, won him a 2nd Lieutenant’s appointment in the Regular Army on 18 December 1871, and in 1903 he attained the rank of Colonel and served as Assistant Quartermaster General. He retired from the Army as a Major General in 1916, having served an astounding 55 years.

General Clem died in San Antonio, Texas on 13 May 1937, exactly 3 months shy of his 86th birthday, and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
https://ibb.co/GnPC0Lm

rosie
rosie
November 21, 2021 7:45 am

Show muzzles.
Not even required by fascist government any more.
I looked at their Facebook ad, being double vaxxed and masked was a prerequisite to join their protest.
I also read the Victorian government page on checking people into businesses, and the government already knows a percentage of the vaxxed will object to the intrusion, and it really is so very intrusive.
I went to bunnings yesterday and was turned away. I found an alternative non bunnings solution for the particular thing I wanted to buy but for myself alone I’m not going to participate in Victoria’s vaxxed economy.
When it involves others I care about I will begrudgingly do so.

rosie
rosie
November 21, 2021 7:47 am

Vic gov even have a photo with something like
‘Show your covid information with respect!’
Should we bow?

bespoke
bespoke
November 21, 2021 7:52 am

Haven’t needed to got to Bunnings for some time. Are they asking for proof of vaccination?

Dot
Dot
November 21, 2021 7:53 am

Whoops. Posted elsewhere before…

This is interesting.

V-mail, WWII email.

From Dr Mark Felton.

https://youtu.be/Xs0ilXPNHac

Dot
Dot
November 21, 2021 7:55 am

Vic gov even have a photo with something like
‘Show your covid information with respect!’
Should we bow?

We should genuflect or courtesy before Dan Andrews’ hat in the town square.

Gessler and his men will make sure of this.

shatterzzz
November 21, 2021 7:57 am

How pathetic can you get! Yesterday, outside Hyde Park NSW plod pulled Aussie Cossack over and then issued a tix for stopping in a non stopping zone .. FFS!
https://youtu.be/E79uV8r5fDs

rickw
rickw
November 21, 2021 8:00 am

Haven’t needed to got to Bunnings for some time. Are they asking for proof of vaccination?

Nope, like Bunnings of old, just young kids doing the greeting, hardly anyone QR coding, no third world security.

bespoke
bespoke
November 21, 2021 8:08 am

Not using Mitre 10 because of that grinning idiot from that horrendous show (the block) doing those lemmings ad’s. So options are becoming limited, rickw.

Eyrie
Eyrie
November 21, 2021 8:15 am

Our local Mitre 10 are good helpful folk. Not watching TV so not seeing those ads. FTA TV is universally awful. I can stand about 30 seconds of SBS or ABC news before yelling at TV and switching off. Just muting sound also helps. It makes much more snese then.

Crossie
Crossie
November 21, 2021 8:20 am

If they were anti-fascist they would support a popular movement against a state.

But they aren’t. They are opposed to any uprising against what they see as their state.

This is from last night and Mother Lode has it right. Whether Australia was a democracy or parliamentary monarchy is now irrelevant. The fascists are in charge and the proof is that corporations have not problem with it or any interest in their own customers or employees.

Indolent
Indolent
November 21, 2021 8:21 am

Goodbye Olympics

Does anyone still care? I certainly don’t.

bespoke
bespoke
November 21, 2021 8:22 am

Fare enough, Eyrie.

Crossie
Crossie
November 21, 2021 8:28 am

Rabz says:
November 20, 2021 at 9:29 pm
Thanks, Jo – being an Ozzie nowadays does not seem to resemble what it did two or three decades ago.

On the whole the people are still the same, it’s our politicians who have changed. They have no problem in collaborating with hostile foreign powers against us. We tried to warn LNP in the 2016 election and since but nobody is listening.

ALP started off as the party of workers and then early on transitioned to the international communist persuasion.

So now the corporate leaders have the LNP, the wannabe communists have the ALP and the rest of the population have nobody.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
November 21, 2021 8:41 am

And just like that the protest never happened. No mention in Herald Sun online edition.
That really is the shittyist shit Andrews mouthpiece of paper.

rosie
rosie
November 21, 2021 8:44 am

Maybe near you rick but my local bunnings was pouncing on everyone to show their vaccine certificate. Lady just before me said she wasn’t asked at the other one.
I was sent off to click and collect except they don’t offer that for lawn mower oil so I went and bought it from my lawn mower repair guy instead.

rickw
rickw
November 21, 2021 8:45 am

Has the Bat Eared Mongs propaganda team worked out how the spin yesterday’s protest?

Anything more sophisticated than essentially claiming that there are Aboriginal Nazi’s?

Indolent
Indolent
November 21, 2021 8:48 am
rosie
rosie
November 21, 2021 8:48 am

My mother gets the Herald Sun delivered, a Dan Andrews mouthpiece it most definitely isn’t.
And they have multiple articles about the protest
eg

rickw
rickw
November 21, 2021 8:48 am

The fascists are in charge and the proof is that corporations have not problem with it or any interest in their own customers or employees.

Exactly.

rosie
rosie
November 21, 2021 8:49 am

All paywalled though

Morsie
Morsie
November 21, 2021 8:51 am

It is quite conceivable that the Federal DOJ brings a denial of civil rights prosecution against Rittenhouse.
At this point nothing would surprise me.

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 21, 2021 8:53 am

Crossie

ALP started off as the party of workers and then early on transitioned to the international communist persuasion.

And have now allied with major corporations, to transition to the fascist persuasion.

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 21, 2021 8:56 am

Fair Shakesays:
November 21, 2021 at 8:41 am
And just like that the protest never happened. No mention in Herald Sun online edition.

rosiesays:
November 21, 2021 at 8:48 am
My mother gets the Herald Sun delivered, a Dan Andrews mouthpiece it most definitely isn’t.

The bon-line editions seem to be more under the control of the kiddie j’ismists.

Bluey
Bluey
November 21, 2021 8:56 am

I wrote to the leader of the Victorian opposition today. Basically said I don’t support any new pandemic powers, keep the SOE legislation as it’s given nearly two years to set up things to deal with covid. Told him the LNP needs to stand up and show a spine (unlike morrison), show they’re not just happy to sit in opposition and pretend.
Probably get about the same response as writing to my local (Labor) member, but worth a try.

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 21, 2021 8:57 am

on-line, not bon-line! The latter would suggest something good.

Cassie of Sydney
November 21, 2021 8:57 am

From the Daily Telegraph….

“Thousands of protesters chant and storm streets for ‘freedom rallies’

Thousands of ‘freedom’ protesters have hit the streets in Melbourne and Sydney, where they heard negative claims about vaccines.

Tens of thousands of protesters have chanted and marched against vaccine mandates and Covid restrictions at ‘freedom’ events across Australia.

A series of “freedom rallies” planned for Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart began at midday on Saturday with massive crowds taking to the streets, before dispersing about 4pm.

In Melbourne, chanting demonstrators waving Australian flags and “kill the bill” placards marched down Bourke St into the city.

Meanwhile, anti-fascist protesters converged on the Eight Hour Day Monument after demonstrators vowed to counter protest the so-called “freedom rallies”.

Authorities had been concerned the situation could escalate if the two protests collided but those fears did not eventuate.

However, a significant police presence was at the scene, and the riot squad was reportedly ready to be called in if required.

“Police responded to protest activity in Melbourne’s CBD… Despite significant numbers in attendance, the protest was peaceful with only one arrest made,” a Victorian police spokeswoman said.

Outspoken anti-vax Instagrammer Marina Zee told the Melbourne audience that Victoria’s pandemic laws were part of a co-ordinated plan to control individuals.

“It’s never been about health. It’s all about control,” she shouted.

Independent Victorian MP Catherine Cumming, who is in negotiations with the state government on the pandemic legislation, also addressed the crowd.

She taunted Premier Daniel Andrews over his condemnation of protests that took place during the week at Parliament House.

“So fascists are we Daniel? Am I a Nazi, am I Daniel? Dr Cumming told the crowd.

“No matter how much misinformation and propaganda you put out there Victoria is going to win.”

She also spoke up against children receiving the Covid-19 jab, claiming the Premier was “coming after her children”.

“When you come after my children you come after every single Victorian … We are together as a freedom family,” Dr Cumming said.

In Sydney, crowds gathered with Australian flags and signs at Hyde Park.

Demonstrators could be seen chanting “freedom” before joining together to sing the national anthem.

They later repeatedly chanted “sack them all”.

One protester who spoke in front of the large crowd could be heard saying they had “taken back Sydney”.

Following a rendition of Waltzing Matilda, rogue MP Craig Kelly made the claim that vaccine mandates were equivalent to living in a prison camp.

“If you live in a place where you only have your freedom given to you in exchange for some type of good behaviour, you do not live in a free society. You live in a prison camp,” he told the crowd.

Organisers of the Sydney rally had claimed more than 100,000 demonstrators were in attendance.

However, NSW Police later disputed that, estimating only 10,000 attendees.

NSW Police confirmed the Sydney protest remained “peaceful”.

“Overall, the protests were conducted peacefully with minimal disruption to the community, and I’m pleased to see that the vast majority of people complied with police directions,” Central Metropolitan Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Peter Thurtell said.

“I want to thank the community who did the right thing today and acknowledge the more than 600 police officers who were deployed across the Sydney CBD and inner west for their professional response during today’s activities.”

No arrests were made, nor were any infringement notices issued throughout the Sydney rally.

In Brisbane, a hefty crowd packed into the Botanic Gardens and marched through the CBD.

Organisers were forced to ask a man carrying a noose to put it back in his car, while another protester was captured yelling “hang the b**ch” after being asked what he thought about Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

These latest rallies come after Melbourne became the site of anti-government protests this week as crowds occupied the front steps of the Victorian parliament to demonstrate against the state’s proposed pandemic laws.

The bill has since been stalled in the upper house as the state government attempts to sure up support with key crossbenchers after former Labor MP Adem Somyurek vowed to vote against the legislation.

Demonstrators last weekend wheeled out makeshift gallows with nooses attached.

The ugly scenes prompted a fierce back and forth between the nation’s political leaders, with Mr Andrews accusing Scott Morrison of “double speak” to pander to the votes of extremists.

“We have seen extremists, rabid anti-vaxxers and others making all sorts of threats, threats against me, my wife and my kids,” Mr Andrews told Channel 9.

“I’m committed to doing what has to be done. I’m not about chasing, through doublespeak, the votes of extremists or their preferences.”

The Prime Minister on Friday condemned the protests, but also suggested he understood why the protesters were frustrated.

“I was very clear yesterday in denunciating any violence, threats or intimidation that is applied against anyone,” Mr Morrison told reporters in Sydney.

“I don’t have sympathy for violence, I don’t have sympathy for threats.

“I have sympathy for Australians who have had a gutful of governments telling them what to do over the last two years.”

He also said politicians like Mr Kelly should not be associating themselves with the rallies.

Note the deliberate pejorative language…designed to ridicule, delegitimise, smear and silence. Note how Antifa and hard-left groups are benignly called “anti-fascist protesters”. Seriously you couldn’t make this garbage up.

The MSM = SCUM.

As for Scumbag Morrison, note the smear in his implication that because Craig Kelly “associates” with the rallies, then Craig Kelly is associating with extremists.

Scumbag Morrison can FUCK OFF.

Rabz
November 21, 2021 9:05 am

Daisy reads the Cat.

rosie
rosie
November 21, 2021 9:08 am

Is it John?
Nevertheless googling ‘herald sun Melbourne protest’ got me a couple of articles including an opinion piece by Rita Panahi

Rabz
November 21, 2021 9:09 am

Outsiders making hay about the inability of poor ol’ collectivists to comprehend the anger of the sweaty masses.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 21, 2021 9:16 am

Outsiders making hay about the inability of poor ol’ collectivists to comprehend the anger of the sweaty masses.

Deserves repeating.

And may I say “Aye” to the proposals of “Fsck off Morrison” and “Fsck off Andrews”.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 21, 2021 9:18 am

Having just had a look at the HS. You are wrong rosie. It is not worthy to wipe my dog’s arse.

Cassie of Sydney
November 21, 2021 9:23 am

“ALP started off as the party of workers and then early on transitioned to the international communist persuasion.”

The contemporary ALP bears no resemblance to the ALP of Ben Chifley, John Curtin, James Scullen and Arthur Calwell. But you could also equally argue that the Liberal Party in 2021, state and federal, bears no resemblance to the Liberal Party of Robert Menzies.

In fact, whilst the Australian Labor Party at least pretends to care about its traditional base, the Liberal Party nowadays spits in the face of its base.

Mater
November 21, 2021 9:24 am

Daisy reads the Cat.

I’d love to see them put up Dan’s FB post.

https://newcatallaxy.blog/2021/11/19/maters-musings-40-pot-calling-the-kettle-black/

P
P
November 21, 2021 9:26 am

Today is the Feast of Christ the King.

An article of the 18th November by Philippa Martyr:
Disillusioned? Think your next step through

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 21, 2021 9:27 am

Excellent WIP. Cheers Tom.

Although I will mention they stole my stepladder Dad joke from early last week.

Rabz
November 21, 2021 9:38 am

Just read an email from a younger friend I’ve not seen since the start of the schlockdown.

He lost his job because he wouldn’t get jabbed and has now upped stumps and moved to Poland.

Good on him.

mem
mem
November 21, 2021 9:41 am

Yesterday I posted an article https://newcatallaxy.blog/2021/11/20/guest-post-mem-are-young-women-bearing-the-brunt-of-the-vaccine-mandates/
Today, coincidently (?) the ABC runs this story which picks up on some of the issues I flagged. It is a well thought through piece and covers potential job losses in other industries as well.
As WA COVID vaccine mandate deadline looms, some WA workers say they’ll quit rather than get the jab.
“Chantal Storer loves her job at Panna Bakery, but last week she worked her final shift.” And this figure is quoted: ”She is one of a little over 1 million West Australians forced to decide whether to take the COVID vaccine or give up their livelihood, and she’s chosen to go.”
Full story here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-21/fears-covid-vaccine-mandate-to-lead-to-worker-shortage-in-wa/100617550

bespoke
bespoke
November 21, 2021 9:41 am

ALP was always about cronyism just had a different set of useful pawns.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 21, 2021 9:41 am

has now upped stumps and moved to Poland

Rabz – how did he get out?

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 21, 2021 9:53 am

how did he get out?

Probably the Indonesian people smugglers (who have reversed direction).

Crossie
Crossie
November 21, 2021 9:53 am

The most listenable thing about Midnight Oil was the vinyl scratches.

Wedding Cake Island, an instrumental.

P
P
November 21, 2021 10:01 am
Zipster
November 21, 2021 10:09 am

He lost his job because he wouldn’t get jabbed and has now upped stumps and moved to Poland.

I thought you needed to be double jabed to leave?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 21, 2021 10:10 am

The Australian Skeptics are drippingly wet global warming Chicken Littles. That’s all you need to know about them.

Classic example of Iowahawk’s description of the species:

1. Identify a respected institution.
2. kill it.
3. gut it.
4. wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.
#lefties

Zipster
November 21, 2021 10:11 am

European Medicines Agency Data Shows 1,163,356 Adverse Drug Reactions and 30,551 Fatalities From Vaccinations

just a mere flesh wound

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 21, 2021 10:12 am

I thought you needed to be double jabed to leave?

1st offspring escaped without jabbening.

Dot
Dot
November 21, 2021 10:16 am

Craig Kelly awarded Australian Skeptics’ Bent Spoon gong for spreading Covid misinformation
By Tory Shepherd
Sun 21 Nov 2021 08.00 AEDT

You mean by re-publishing official data?!

shatterzzz
November 21, 2021 10:17 am

Out op-shopping with my youngest daughter, yesterday, I got knocked back at 1st Salvos for not being jabbed, 2nd one no one cared tho on the front door one of the numerous BAT FLU safety signs was the number of folk allowed in for safe social distancing .. 150 limit .. Dear God, if you packed 150 into that store you’d have mass suffocation plus lotza broken goods .. more than 50 and you’d know a lot more about other folk’s anatomy than you’d, probably, ever want to know .. LOL!
On a brighter note .. 3 Vinnies also visited and no checks ……..

Delta A
Delta A
November 21, 2021 10:22 am

shatterzzzsays:
November 21, 2021 at 7:43 am

That was a great story. Thanks for posting.

rickw
rickw
November 21, 2021 10:27 am

Probably the Indonesian people smugglers (who have reversed direction).

You make a killing in logistics when you can get decent backloads!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 21, 2021 10:31 am

Before WOKE was invented .. there was a kid called Lincoln Clem .. RESPECT with a capital R …!

Seem to remember a film made about him?

rickw
rickw
November 21, 2021 10:32 am

From Dr Mark Felton.

Doing what the Soy Mongs at History Channel won’t.

twostix
twostix
November 21, 2021 10:35 am

Urban bugman establishment that dreams of making itself as an untouchable Brahmin class complete with two tier class system, now openly allying with Antifa against the everyman protesting their dreamed utopia.

Why, I’m shocked at this turn of events!

rickw
rickw
November 21, 2021 10:38 am

I had thought this image of the Rittenhouse prosecutor was photoshopped, but apparently it isn’t. A real product called Soylent available in a green bottle.

https://www.reddit.com/r/libertarianmeme/comments/qsgbpe/the_prosecutor_for_the_kyle_rittenhouse_case_it/

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 21, 2021 10:45 am

Morrison tells it:

19 November 2021:

The Prime Minister on Friday condemned the protests, but also suggested he understood why the protesters were frustrated.

“I have sympathy for Australians who have had a gutful of governments telling them what to do over the last two years.”

Retrieved from the Memory Hole:
19 August 2020:

Scott Morrison says a coronavirus vaccine would be ‘as mandatory as you can possibly make it’

“There are always exemptions for any vaccine on medical grounds but that should be the only basis.”

“We need the most extensive and comprehensive response to this to get Australia back to normal,” he said.

Arguably the most spineless, dissembling political leader in Australia’s recent history – from a strong field of candidates.

rickw
rickw
November 21, 2021 10:47 am

Aussie Jadgpanther restoration, very cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcuI0m3hi88

lotocoti
lotocoti
November 21, 2021 10:51 am

Doing what the Soy Mongs at History Channel won’t.

You forgot to add:
Constantly being sprung trying to monetise the research of others by passing it off as his own.

shatterzzz
November 21, 2021 10:52 am

Seem to remember a film made about him?

1963 … Johnny Shiloh (TV movie, Disney)
2007 .. Johnny: The True Story of a Civil War Legend (doco .. life of a Union soldier)

P
P
November 21, 2021 10:56 am
Roger
Roger
November 21, 2021 10:57 am

Arguably the most spineless, dissembling political leader in Australia’s recent history – from a strong field of candidates.

Pondering a “side gig”; I’m thinking of producing a line of weathervanes featuring Morrison’s profile & image.

P
P
November 21, 2021 10:58 am

Disney movie of John Lincoln Clem – Johnny Shiloh.

P
P
November 21, 2021 11:02 am

shatterzzz,
I had tried to put the two links together up earlier, but it was rejected.

Congrats to you putting up here a great story.

twostix
twostix
November 21, 2021 11:02 am

The manufactured reality of the ‘news’ over the last few days is incredible. Turned up another notch.

And has Morrison ‘condemn’ completely relaxed, peaceful zero arrest protests stacked with hundreds of thousands his own supporters.

It’s very important to start identifying this as a class war. Media, Liberal elite, Labor elite, finance professionals, tech, bureaucracy have converged into a new utopianist international class. A class that worships itself and actively is building an inescapable, immovable new social order that will make the Victorian era’s class system and its maze of laws and rituals, force and power that protected the globalist upper class in it from the local everyman look laissez-faire.

jupes
jupes
November 21, 2021 11:03 am

has now upped stumps and moved to Poland

Rabz – how did he get out?

This is my step-son. He could get out because he showed proof that he wouldn’t be coming back for at least three months. He had to enrol at a Polish university where he is now living.

His mother and I are meeting him next week in Croatia. We would have preferred the UK but he can’t go there because no jab, and I can’t go to Poland because I have overstayed my time in the Schengen zone.

He’s already calling Poland the “home country”.

Baba
Baba
November 21, 2021 11:04 am

Was there anyone among the Antifa goons attacking Rushkan who wasn’t a GetUp member?

Debbier
November 21, 2021 11:12 am

Cats may like this video.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
November 21, 2021 11:15 am

Good Morning Troops

Just a quick update on my citizenship journey.

Got through the qualifying interview with no problems, instead of a 2nd interview it went straight to the application meeting where i had to present all my documentation;

Birth Certificate
Visa Status
Copies of my drivers licence and passport
Police check for Japan and Aust
Marriage documents
Mortgage documents for the house in Japan
Proof of ownership for property in Aust
10 Years of bank statements for all our accounts
Proof that i had no credit card debt
Full details of personal and professional referees
Proof of education
Proof of my work history
Proof of military service
Proof that i have the means to support myself and my family
Any documents in English had to be accompanied by translation into Japanese

Now i’m waiting for a date for the final meeting, which is when i hand back my Aust citizenship, get my new citizenship documents and give a short speech.

All the meetings are in Japanese and the little prick (late 20’s i guess) running it was speaking that fast that Lady Jugulum had trouble keeping up with him and had him repeat himself several times, i may have been the steam coming out of her ears that slowed his speech down, but i am just speculating.

I wasn’t expecting the process to be this quick as it can usually take many months, even years to get where i am now and i suspect some of my in-laws were working the phones to pollies in the prefecture and nationally.

Thats it for the moment.

Frank
Frank
November 21, 2021 11:16 am

I can stand about 30 seconds of SBS or ABC news before yelling at TV and switching. off

SBS news makes for a good drinking game though, take a slug whenever they mention something from that great word cloud of virtuous smug: tolerance, diversity, climate change…

custard
custard
November 21, 2021 11:26 am

Went to the protest yesterday in Forest Place with my slightly lefty best mate who is double vaxxed.
The “let’s go Brandon “ t-shirt was a huge hit with several high fives and selfie’s happening including a young girl walking towards me in a high-viz shirt (unbuttoned) with a “let’s go Brandon “ t-shirt underneath and both of us spotting our respective t-shirt at the same time resulting in more high fives!
A Facebook friend who I’d never met walked past too so I introduced myself resulting in more selfie’s.
Having been to the previous rally, this one looked to have had twice as many people attending so I’d estimate somewhere around 15-20k.

I didn’t see you either Beaugy, too many people. We stayed at Forest Place for about half an hour then went to a bar in a back alley and ate tapas including wedges, tiger prawns and lamb ribs.

Would any Danistan Cats care to opine wether yesterday’s rally was Australia’s biggest rally ever?

Cassie of Sydney
November 21, 2021 11:26 am

“Psays:
November 21, 2021 at 10:01 am
Craig Kelly awarded Australian Skeptics’ Bent Spoon gong for spreading Covid misinformation
By Tory Shepherd
Sun 21 Nov 2021 08.00 AEDT”

I hesitate to use the words Tory Shepherd and journalism in the same sentence. Shepherd is a vicious skank. I’ve never forgotten her anti-Folau piece over two years ago, in the midst of the Israel Folau furure, when she worked for the Daily Telegraph. I cancelled my sub after her utterly vicious tirade.

The truth is that gutter activists like Shepherd are a disgrace. She is no journalist….appropriate she now works at the Malcolm Guardian.

jupes
jupes
November 21, 2021 11:30 am

The Australian Skeptics lost all credibility when they gormlessly accepted the global warming bullshit.

Winston Smith
November 21, 2021 11:31 am

Incoherent Rambler:

Having just had a look at the HS. You are wrong rosie. It is not worthy to wipe my dog’s arse.

Were I your dog, and you tried to wipe my arse with the HS, I’d bite you. Hard.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
November 21, 2021 11:32 am

The Australian Skeptics lost all credibility when they gormlessly accepted the global warming bullshit.

LOL, you mean the Australian Skeptics are anything but sceptical !!! Hahahahahaaaaa

Cassie of Sydney
November 21, 2021 11:32 am

“It’s very important to start identifying this as a class war. Media, Liberal elite, Labor elite, finance professionals, tech, bureaucracy have converged into a new utopianist international class. A class that worships itself and actively is building an inescapable, immovable new social order that will make the Victorian era’s class system and its maze of laws and rituals, force and power that protected the globalist upper class in it from the local everyman look laissez-faire.”

Indeed, as was the Rittenhouse trial. The following piece is superb. Miranda Devine has been doing sterling work at the New York Post…

https://nypost.com/2021/11/17/10-debunked-heinous-lies-about-kyle-rittenhouse-devine/

rickw
rickw
November 21, 2021 11:33 am

Just talking to a young mother in a coffee shop, her story:

Husband lost job in construction (unvaxxed), they have sold their house, two young kids. As soon as school finishes they will be throwing everything they have left in the car and heading north, most probably to Queensland.

Essentially refugees in their own country.

These fucking dickheads in power are tearing at the fabric of the country, but they’re also making it stronger at the same time. The People have a resoluteness and a seething anger. They will not put up with this shit.

Young guy who works at the coffee shop finally succumbed to the jab. He’s kidding himself that he’s ok, but he’s not. He looks fucking terrible.

Cassie of Sydney
November 21, 2021 11:34 am

“This is my step-son. “

This is good news Jupes. Very happy to hear this. He’s a very handsome, intelligent young man.

Mater
November 21, 2021 11:37 am

Would any Danistan Cats care to opine wether yesterday’s rally was Australia’s biggest rally ever?

I wouldn’t dare.
However, it’s helpful to remember that ‘numbers’ at previous protests/rallies would have most certainly have suffered from the same problems in accuracy…including the Vietnam moratoriums. The same biased exaggerations would have made the historical numbers, that we’ve come to accept, equality as big a load of shit.

This tweet gives a demonstration:

https://twitter.com/JohnRuddick2/status/1462169961388904449

What I can say for sure is that it was huge. I also know that for everyone there, there is many multiples who couldn’t make it, but we’re there in spirit.

Good luck to Dan (and VicPol) if he wants to reimpose lockdowns again (under SOE or the new Enabling Act). The genie is out of the bottle.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 21, 2021 11:39 am

Arguably the most spineless, dissembling political leader in Australia’s recent history – from a strong field of candidates.

You could never doubt what KRuddy and Waffleworth believed in – their own genius.
Likewise Gillard never wavered from her early days as a communist typist.

SloMo is the proverbial cuckoo in the nest.

Zipster
November 21, 2021 11:40 am
Zipster
November 21, 2021 11:42 am

Husband lost job in construction (unvaxxed), they have sold their house, two young kids. As soon as school finishes they will be throwing everything they have left in the car and heading north, most probably to Queensland.

as though it will be better in qld with the fascists in charge

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 21, 2021 11:45 am

as though it will be better in qld with the fascists in charge

No but the beaches are better. See also: WA.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 21, 2021 11:46 am

jupes, 11.03:

Ta. To be clear, I wasn’t calling bullshit on the story – just curious as to how people leave the joint.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
November 21, 2021 11:47 am
Mater
November 21, 2021 11:48 am

as though it will be better in qld with the fascists in charge

I suspect (perhaps hope) that having been given the reaming the hardest in Australia (and the world), Victoria may well have been ‘inoculated’ against further bullshit. If the protest numbers are anything to go by, we might be coming out the other side. Queensland might just be entering.

It might just be that moving north might be jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Having been given our full dose, Victoria MIGHT just be the place to stay.

On the other hand, I’ve also been called a hopeless optimist.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 21, 2021 11:49 am

One difference in the rally was the sheer variety of attendees. Protests for the left side of politics seem to be organised so if a union is involved they encourage all members to attend and may even facilitate through buses, signs, etc. While there was sporadic small groups yesterday (Gab’s Catholic group with their mantle and statue, the LDP group in matching t-shirts and signs) the prominent vibe was individuals and small groups of family and friends with home-made signs of varying professionalism mounted on old broomsticks and the like, and shirts with messages written with texta.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 21, 2021 11:53 am

Encourage everyone you can to help keep the genie or of the bottle. For Victoria this means stopping the new emergency powers legislation and blocking the extension of the State of Emergency. That would mean zero restrictions for Christmas.

Gab
Gab
November 21, 2021 11:55 am

small groups yesterday (Gab’s Catholic group

I wouldn’t call 700 people ”a small group”.

Hurumpfff!

Gab
Gab
November 21, 2021 11:57 am

[Forwarded from AFL Solicitors (Actus Legis)]
To my good friend Dr Mark Hobart and Freedom loving people of Australia please HELP Mark Holdtheline.

DR Hobart legal update

UPDATE – Good morning guys. I just want to thank you for all your support this week. It means so much to me and my family.

Unfortunately I lost my urgent Court application on Tuesday to keep the patient files which were seized by Victorian Dept of Health without a warrant confidential.

I was basically setup by the Department who gave a massive affidavit to the judge 50 minutes before the court case. That affidavit included an anonymous complaint against me to the department. I hadn’t seen that before and I didn’t have the time to respond to it before the case started. Even if I delayed the case by 2 days, the problem was the Department turned up with an army of lawyers and it would have cost me a fortune if had if delayed and then lost the application. So I had to run my application on Tuesday.

That’s how the Department beat me on Tuesday because the judge was persuaded by that evidence. So he refused to grant me the injunction protecting the stolen patient files and preventing the Dept from sharing them with other government agencies like the Victorian Police.

Then on Thursday my registration as a doctor was suspended by the Medical Board of Australia. They were determined to get rid of me as a doctor and ignored my own arguments.

I strongly disagree with both decisions and intend to fight it. It will be a long, difficult and expensive battle.

So I’d be grateful if you could donate to my GiveSendGo.com/drhobart campaign.

Together with your help I intend to fight them and win. Together we’ve got to stand up to Dan Andrew’s tyranny and autocratic government.

Together we must fight and defeat the Pandemic Bill and the proposed bill to centralise all Victorian’s medical records in one computer database.

That bill is intended to destroy the confidentiality between doctors and their patients, as well as do away with privacy protections over patient records. It’s completely outrageous and we live in very strange times.

Thank you again for all your well wishes and support. I truly appreciate it and am humbled by it

I would also like to thank AFL solicitors for their support in the background and it is a pleasure to know that we have good friends and patriots who are in support.

Regards
Mark Hobart

This fund raising is not affiliated to AFL but operated by Mark

John H.
John H.
November 21, 2021 11:59 am

Don’t train to failure? They can get stuffed, I’m not satisfied if I don’t train to failure.

The One Thing Most of Us Get Wrong When Lifting Weights

Roger
Roger
November 21, 2021 12:05 pm

On the other hand, I’ve also been called a hopeless optimist.

Hate to put a dampener on things, but unless there is a radical change or innovation in the medical treatments available, I suspect we’ll all be revisiting internal border restrictions, lockdowns, masking, jabs, etc. come next winter or even before. Victorians will have the opportunity to pass judgement on that at their 2022 election long before Queenslanders can, but I suspect that both Andrews and Palaszczuk will be returned. Demonstrations aside, a majority of our fellow citizens seem content to surrender their rights – such as they are in this ill-conceived democracy of ours – in return for being kept “safe” from what is, for most people, a mere shadow of a threat.

Zipster
November 21, 2021 12:09 pm

Hate to put a dampener on things, but unless there is a radical change or innovation in the medical treatments available, I suspect we’ll all be revisiting internal border restrictions, lockdowns, masking, jabs, etc. come next winter or even before.

and they’ll blame the 5% unjabed

Zipster
November 21, 2021 12:10 pm

Don’t train to failure? They can get stuffed, I’m not satisfied if I don’t train to failure.

it’s a recipe for hitting a plateau. periodise and limit max load to end of cycle.

srr
srr
November 21, 2021 12:12 pm

“Shy Ted says:
October 31, 2021 at 7:45 pm
I have no words-”
????
@beingrealmac
Joe Biden after 75 mins of meeting with Pope “You’re the famous African-American base ball player in America.”
https://mobile.twitter.com/beingrealmac/status/1454074889514717193
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It’s things like this that make it believable that Team Trump (Global), let the scum have the Whitehouse to play about in while TT(G) continued with the Real War behind the scenes, the way the fought it to take the Whitehouse the first time.

John H.
John H.
November 21, 2021 12:14 pm

Rogersays:
November 21, 2021 at 12:05 pm
On the other hand, I’ve also been called a hopeless optimist.

Hate to put a dampener on things, but unless there is a radical change or innovation in the medical treatments available, I suspect we’ll all be revisiting internal border restrictions, lockdowns, masking, jabs, etc. come next winter or even before. Victorians will have the opportunity to pass judgement on that at their 2022 election long before Queenslanders can, but I suspect that both Andrews and Palaszczuk will be returned. Demonstrations aside, a majority of our fellow citizens seem content to surrender their rights – such as they are in this ill-conceived democracy of ours – in return for being kept “safe” from what is, for most people, a mere shadow of a threat.

Paleochook will be returned because for most Queenslanders the virus is other peoples’ problem. It’s not here, and while the border closure clearly impacts some people the greater majority couldn’t care less. Qld has had fewer lockdowns, less interruptions to daily life, and life goes on. It is well known that people will always opt for security over freedom. Scomo, who has more weathervanes than the the Bureau of Meteorology, can rant about getting government out of the way all he likes but most people want the government to protect them even at the expense of freedom.

Beertruk
Beertruk
November 21, 2021 12:16 pm

Matersays:
November 21, 2021 at 11:37 am
It might just be that moving north might be jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Having been given our full dose, Victoria MIGHT just be the place to stay.On the other hand, I’ve also been called a hopeless optimist.

Sort of like being in the Army.
‘I am getting posted so I hope that the unit I am going to doesn’t have incompetent idiots like this unit,’ or ‘ the incompetent idiots have been posted out so I hope the personnel being posted in arn’t incompetent idiots.’

Zipster
November 21, 2021 12:20 pm

Since 2020, China has implemented the most aggressive outbreak prevention and control measures in the world. It’s officially known as the “Covid zero” policy, meaning a single Covid case will result in a complete lockdown of a neighborhood or even a city.
After nearly two years of effort, has the outbreak disappeared from China? Nope. Since October, a new wave of homegrown cases has spread to more than two dozen provinces.

jupes
jupes
November 21, 2021 12:21 pm

Remember a couple of days ago, Andy Meddick claimed his “daughter” was attacked by a right wing extremist? Then remember a day later, the police released a statement telling a completely different story?

No prizes for guessing which one of those stories has gone down the memory hole. Only one of the nine articles here mentions the police statement.

Roger
Roger
November 21, 2021 12:23 pm

Since 2020, China has implemented the most aggressive outbreak prevention and control measures in the world. It’s officially known as the “Covid zero” policy, meaning a single Covid case will result in a complete lockdown of a neighborhood or even a city.

Today China, tomorrow the Western world.

I note Boris Johnson has refused to rule out a UK Christmas lockdown.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 21, 2021 12:25 pm

Gab says:
November 21, 2021 at 11:55 am

small groups yesterday (Gab’s Catholic group

I wouldn’t call 700 people ”a small group”.

Hurumpfff!

(red-faced emoji) I didn’t realise it was so big! It was sorta hard to identify the boundary between the group, the sympathetic fellow-travelers and the onlookers like me as we broadly kept up with each other from Bourke Street to Flagstaff Gardens. Still had a grass-roots vibe, though, even with the statue.

Roger
Roger
November 21, 2021 12:28 pm

Demonstrations aside…

…as heartening as they are, I should have added.

Zipster
November 21, 2021 12:34 pm

china in focus
00:56 UN seeks info on missing Chinese tennis star
03:51 NBA’s Kanter slams CCP over forced organ harvesting
04:45 China: prices officially listed for organ donations
05:35 Virginia local governments warn against “transplant tourism” in China
08:01 Biden ‘considering’ gov’t boycott of Olympics
10:25 Communist China’s techno-tyranny in Xinjiang
14:20 Communist China’s control tactics reach a new high
16:11 Top school finds staff working w/ Chinese military
18:45 Alibaba shares dip 11% after news of weaker growth
20:22 Millions of children ‘left behind’ in China
21:35 Beijing steps up virus control measures
23:28 Effects of China’s virus prevention measures

Dot
Dot
November 21, 2021 12:37 pm

jupessays:
November 21, 2021 at 12:21 pm
Remember a couple of days ago, Andy Meddick claimed his “daughter” was attacked by a right wing extremist? Then remember a day later, the police released a statement telling a completely different story?

No prizes for guessing which one of those stories has gone down the memory hole. Only one of the nine articles here mentions the police statement.

Lemme guess:

Mx Meddick is also Mx Jussie Smollett?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 21, 2021 12:39 pm

Nelson_Kidd-Players says:
November 21, 2021 at 11:49 am

One difference in the rally was the sheer variety of attendees.

This seems to have struck a nerve amongst the good and grate.

Much easier and more convenient to characterise protesters into a cartoonish, unhinged, ‘far right’ mob of nasties:

The so-called “worldwide freedom rally” saw protesters turn up in cities across Australia, including in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin spruiking anti-vaccination messages.

In the crowd, there were various signs that referred to the baseless QAnon conspiracy and Trump flags waved by protesters…

Plonkers with nooses and death threats play directly into the preferred narrative. The peaceful and prayerful and concerned, not at all.

Maximum Leader explains:

“It is so unfair for a small, ugly mob to be taking attention away from the more than 90 per cent of Victorians who have had a first dose and will soon have had a second dose.”

The ‘Good 90%’.
It’s a logical extension of The Science.

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 21, 2021 12:40 pm

Urban bugman establishment

Correct name: Dog’s dicks (derived from Wankers = Wang Cur’s).

Winston Smith
November 21, 2021 12:47 pm

Twostix:

It’s very important to start identifying this as a class war. Media, Liberal elite, Labor elite, finance professionals, tech, bureaucracy have converged into a new utopianist international class. A class that worships itself and actively is building an inescapable, immovable new social order that will make the Victorian era’s class system and its maze of laws and rituals, force and power that protected the globalist upper class in it from the local everyman look laissez-faire.

Yes – it’s a Global Brahmin Class, with all the arrogance and entitlement of the original.

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