Open Thread – Weekend 5 Feb 2022


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  1. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Peter M

    I, too, am morose.

    As the old joke goes: Whitlam to Jim Cairns: “How are you today Jim?”

    Jim: “Feeling a bit Morosi.”

  2. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Also:

    Tiny robots in the vaccines that lodge in your brain so you can be tracked by the inscrutable dry cleaners. Look at the patent. Hiding in plain sight.

    Can’t believe I forgot that one.

  3. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    I think that at this stage it is safe to assume that Dick Ed finally tracked down the comment he claimed that I made, and discovered it was actually made by someone else. Ooops, embarrassment for Dick!

    So he has reverted to type, shilling for Scotty. Sneakers Ed has come to the fore.

  4. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    Knuckle Draggersays:
    February 7, 2022 at 8:16 am
    Also:

    Tiny robots in the vaccines that lodge in your brain so you can be tracked by the inscrutable dry cleaners. Look at the patent. Hiding in plain sight.

    Can’t believe I forgot that one.

    It’s a consequence of the lack of trust, misinformation/no information and outright lies from our overlords. Eg. Pfizer takes 75 years to release their data? C’mon.

    If the overlords don’t actually give the facts, people will just fill the gaps with their own.

  5. JMH Avatar
    JMH

    There are probably more. The exact moment the righteous, justified and entirely on-point anti-mandate protests began in this country they were hijacked by fringe dwellers riding on that movement’s coat tails, with predictable results.

    Yes. Although it was organised very quickly, the Canadian convoy has been on point from the onset. Australia is a slow-learning country. The Canberra protest has been hijacked because nobody seems to be in control. Ex Qantas pilot, Graham Hood has given it his best shot – but he, too, drifts off script a little.

  6. min Avatar
    min

    Why Scomo will win . There seems to be a correlation between political winners and Aussie sports winners so look at Scomo’s record this year Barty, Kyrgios , Ashes men and women and now the girls in Beijing. Probably a few more sports that Iam unaware of also.

  7. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Razey:

    people will just fill the gaps with their own

    Yes. But that doesn’t make them right, and it doesn’t make them credible.

    The Canadians have done incredibly well, keeping their protest both visually appealing and on-point. This is reflected in the massive overt public support they’ve received. Those shots of overpasses with cranes and flags, and packed with people under which the – er – ‘procession’ of trucks was passing are priceless.

    The protests I’ve been to had a conglomeration of loud, single-issue nuffies with placards sheepdogging around the outside of the crowd. Naturally, and in true ‘Ditch the Witch’ style they got the attention – not the central issue.

  8. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Snap JMH.

  9. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    Surely this is a hoax article, like the Emperor’s New Clothes?

    If the 4chan kids managed to get some CHO to spout a covid version of the “Free Bleeding Movement” it would all be over pretty quickly once it came out in the wash.

  10. Gilas Avatar
    Gilas

    Bluey says:
    February 7, 2022 at 6:12 am

    Starting to wonder why I bothered with working two jobs, staying employed, and actually being a useful member of society. What exactly did it get me?

    You don’t need to have worked two jobs to come to that realization. I had mine even before COVID revealed the gangrenous core of modern Australian society.

    And don’t worry about money, other taxpayers will readily come to your rescue.
    And the more you despise them, the more they’ll provide for you.
    Win, win.

  11. calli Avatar
    calli

    This.

    It will happen here, it’s only a matter of time. I can’t describe the anger I feel right now.

  12. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    I can’t shake the feeling that we’re sliding towards another Kevin07 type election. Looking to replace a slightly competent government with an utter clown show

    An interesting take – and one that I do not necessarily disagree with. If you take the view that the Howard government was slightly competent (that is another question for another day. Hello Neil.) I think changing governments, potentially even for clown shows, is a good thing. I have been banging on about Howard v Peacock for a couple of days. Arguably you would not have had the (slightly competent) Howard government without the Howard v Peacock wars in Opposition.

    The Lieborals in their current soft Left, post Waffleworth iteration are no use to anybody, even the Liars. A few years of civil war, presumably led by Dutton, would be a very good thing.

  13. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    callisays:
    February 7, 2022 at 8:54 am
    This.

    It will happen here, it’s only a matter of time. I can’t describe the anger I feel right now.

    A microcosm of what the overlords think of us.

  14. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    callisays:
    February 7, 2022 at 8:54 am
    This.

    It will happen here, it’s only a matter of time. I can’t describe the anger I feel right now.

    It’s nothing to do with health, it’s all about power. When they say “Jump”, the only answer they want to hear is “How high, Sir/Madam?”

  15. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Sorry, that should be “How high, Xir/Madam/Sir”. Important to have the titles in the “correct” order!

  16. dover0beach Avatar

    Yes, yes, I forgot the new OT. Will go up at midday.

  17. Wally Dalí Avatar
    Wally Dalí

    To paraphrase Jordan Peterson, I don’t actually believe in the omnipotent Lizard People, but I believe that it’s prudent to act as though they exist.

  18. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    Yes, yes, I forgot the new OT. Will go up at midday.

    I forgive you, Dover.

  19. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    GreyRanga – if it’s any consolation, I don’t drink scotch and have never partaken of a woodstock can. As for pineapple on pizza, I’m firmly in the “there is no excuse, ever” camp.

    The Morrison government has given the ABC a pre-election pay rise, committing to a $3.28bn support package and scrapping its indexation freeze on the broadcaster’s budget

    The stupidity is staggering. Goodbye, good riddance and don’t let the doors hit your house sized backsides on the way out, you pathetic pack of liars and hypocrites.

  20. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    GreyRanga – if it’s any consolation, I don’t drink scotch and have never partaken of a woodstock can. As for pineapple on pizza, I’m firmly in the “there is no excuse, ever” camp.

    No upticks for you!

  21. calli Avatar
    calli

    Yes, yes, I forgot the new OT. Will go up at midday.

    Put your feet up and relax, Dover. I’m taking the day off, so can you.

    😀

  22. calli Avatar
    calli

    Here’s a nice “long weekend-y” type painting. Claude Monet’s regatta.

  23. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    Put your feet up and relax, Dover. I’m taking the day off, so can you.

    Suck up!

  24. P Avatar
    P

    Something Not Emphasized Enough
    February 6, 2022 | sundance

    The Republican National Committee (RNC), and the Democrat National Committee (DNC), are private clubs.

    When we are evaluating political events inside the United States, it is critical to keep reminding ourselves that what is taking place, or what is not taking place, are outcomes determined within the executive suites of a private club. This is an unfortunate system dynamic, but it is a critical point that once fully understood explains many of the issues people have with the registered politicians within the club.

  25. lotocoti Avatar
    lotocoti

    The Canadians have done incredibly well, keeping their protest both visually appealing and on-point.

    That’s all over now.
    A Trump supporting fascist in a murder truck has tried to kill a law abiding Trudeauian.

  26. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    Just donated to the Freedom Truckers!

  27. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    A Trump supporting fascist in a murder truck has tried to kill a law abiding Trudeauian.

    While Trudeauian vaccine jihadists are actually running down demonstrators. Just saw a post on Small Dead Animals about one such incident.

  28. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    The Canadians make me think that the public is more sophisticated at the PR game than the government. Almost like people are onto them in large numbers.

  29. incoherent rambler Avatar
    incoherent rambler

    vaccine jihadists

    Would that be a jihjabist ?

  30. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    FYI, I used GiveSendGo. https://www.givesendgo.com/

    Hopefully they actually live up to their Christian ethos. Unlike so many others (Eg Scummo, The Hunchback et al).

  31. Gab Avatar
    Gab

    dover0beachsays:
    February 7, 2022 at 9:11 am
    Yes, yes, I forgot the new OT. Will go up at midday.

    In the meantime, a reminder to buy mine host of this blog a cup of coffee or five.

    Donate here.

  32. Gab Avatar
    Gab

    Would that be a jihjabist

    I like it.

    Also maybe a jabjihadist.

  33. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    It is a shame that Kathy Shaidle is not alive to see what is happening. One hopes she would have enjoyed it.

  34. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    A state of emergency has been declared in Ottawa, aimed presumably at dislodging all the truckers and their supporters.

    Good luck with that.

  35. lotocoti Avatar
    lotocoti

    Last year there was bumper to bumper traffic for the first day of school
    for Little Mick Damiens.
    This year it’s like a quiet Sunday.
    And rather sad.

  36. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    Rabzsays:
    February 7, 2022 at 10:04 am
    A state of emergency has been declared in Ottawa, aimed presumably at dislodging all the truckers and their supporters.

    Good luck with that.

    Something that could be fixed in 5 minutes. Lift the mandates! Easy!

  37. lotocoti Avatar
    lotocoti

    Words of comfort from Horse Face.

  38. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    The ‘quality journalism’ an extra $3 billion gets you more of:

    Undecided voters will play a key role in the election. Here’s what some of them think of Scott Morrison

    Amazingly, their ABC has just somehow found a selection of ‘undecided voters’ who are traumatised by Scummo:

    • Taking off to Hawaii during the 2019 bushfires;
    • Not understanding women and brutalising Britnee;
    • Being slow to jab everybody;
    • Telling horrid lies to M. Micron about nice French submarines;
    • Not having a National Plan to respond to Omigod Variant.

    Strangely they all seem to love the Free Munni shovelled out of the door over the past two years.

  39. incoherent rambler Avatar
    incoherent rambler

    Very Pythonesque is the idea of “suicide vaxxers”.

    Thank you Mr. Rabz.

  40. incoherent rambler Avatar
    incoherent rambler

    comment from loto’s horse face link
    what’s a bit of myocarditis amongst friends?

  41. Bourne1879 Avatar
    Bourne1879

    There is a Tweet at right side talking about the death of a 9 year old and 10 year old after jab in Gold Coast clinic.

    As much as I am against vaxxing kids my BS radar is pinging. Come to us via Cairnsnews post who may have got it from Richardson post where it was posted about on 27 Jan. In any clinic there wouid be several witnesses not to mention the mother and family friends and relatives.

    Some actual evidence and names of witnesses to the event would be helpful so I am calling BS. In fact the comments indicate the clinic has been the target of anti vaxxers.

  42. Bushkid Avatar
    Bushkid

    Knuckle Dragger says:
    February 7, 2022 at 8:10 am
    bespoke:

    I haven’t seen one clip of the Canadian protest showing talking heads screeching about lizard people
    Yep – which is also why (in my view) it received the international traction it’s getting. Compare and contrast with themes introduced by people given microphones in some of this country’s protests:

    Exactly, KD.

    All these whacko side issues that a few fixated individuals and groups are giving voice to at the anti-mandate/lockdown protests are seriously detracting from the essential message. Every time one of these people gets their head on TV – and the MSM are actively looking for them to use to ridicule the serious message of the protest – they strip another layer of support away from the protest.

    No doubt these people are genuine in their beliefs, but they are not helping one jot. The likes of Bosi, who originally seemed to be fairly well grounded, going off their trolly is a HUGE negative.

    There is more than enough serious information available to tear down the mandates, lockdowns, border closures etc., without resorting to the fringe nonsense. The protest needs to stick to the core issues, do it with humour and good will, and get more thinking people behind them rather than allow a few to derail the message.

    That some of the fringe whackos may well be plants/provocateurs does not escape me. It’s so easy to discredit a genuine movement by planting a few nutters in among the protest, and making sure they get TV time.

  43. dover0beach Avatar

    Wittgenstein
    @backtolife_2019
    ·
    14h
    Drone footage from the protest in Paris, France yesterday

    and

    Wittgenstein
    @backtolife_2019
    Livorno, Italy, restaurants require “covid passports”, empty, streets filled with people dining with their own food and drinks

  44. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    Blanket-ban new coal, gas and oil: Bandt

    Adam Bandt will demand that Anthony Albanese impose a blanket ban on all new coal, gas and oil projects until November’s COP27 summit in Egypt, with the Greens preparing to ransom Labor on key climate change legislation if they hold the balance of power.

    Disreputable little ambulance chaser, perhaps the only resolution is for them to get what they want.

  45. calli Avatar
    calli

    Bourne, I saw that one a few days ago too.

    Don’t we have enough to worry about without sensationalism and deception? These guys are no better than the MSM.

  46. twostix Avatar
    twostix

    I’m holding fire on the Barnaby text thing.

    I have a feeling there is a hail-mary attempt to roll Morrison and replace him with Dutton going on, hence his three bajillion dollar hand out to the ABC this weekend.

  47. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    ABC RN find a protest it doesn’t like: Canadian truckers.

    Much tut tutting and even a mention of Trump!

  48. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Murder trial of NT Police officer Zachary Rolfe over the shooting death of Kumanjayi Walker begins today
    By Melissa Mackay
    Posted 3h ago
    3 hours ago

    The murder trial of police officer Zachary Rolfe over the shooting death of Yuendumu teenager Kumanjayi Walker is due to get underway in the Northern Territory Supreme Court in Darwin this morning.

    Kumanjayi Walker died after he was allegedly shot by Constable Zachary Rolfe during an attempted arrest in Yuendumu in 2019
    A jury is set to be selected this morning on the first day of a trial that is due to run for three weeks
    Constable Rolfe has pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder, as well as to back-up charges of manslaughter and violent act causing death

    Constable Rolfe, 30, has pleaded not guilty to one charge of murder over the 19-year-old’s death in the remote desert community in 2019.

    He has also pleaded not guilty to alternative charges of manslaughter and engaging in a violent act causing death.

    The shooting of Kumanjayi Walker, and the charges against Constable Rolfe, sent shockwaves around the country.

    After multiple delays — including a last-minute legal battle that sent the case all the way to the High Court late last year — the proceedings are expected to run for three weeks, with selection of the jury to begin this morning.

    Mr Walker was shot in Yuendumu on Saturday November 9, 2019, and the murder charge was laid four days after that incident.

    Constable Rolfe and other officers had driven the 300 kilometres from Alice Springs that day to arrest the teenager.

    During the attempted arrest, Mr Walker stabbed Constable Rolfe in the shoulder with a pair of scissors, and the officer allegedly fired three shots.

    Constable Rolfe pleaded not guilty to the charges and has been on bail, returning to the Northern Territory from Canberra for the trial.

  49. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    I have a feeling there is a hail-mary attempt to roll Morrison and replace him with Dutton going on…

    “A good government has lost its way…”

  50. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    A lefty comedienne gets a warning…

    Comedian Heather McDonald collapses on stage and is taken to a hospital for treatment after performing in Arizona (7 Feb)

    From the linked Daily Mail story:

    Comedian Heather McDonald collapsed on stage at The Tempe Improv in Arizona on Saturday night. McDonald had just delivered her second joke of the evening before falling to the floor and requiring medical attention.

    McDonald’s second joke of the show, which she headlined, poked fun at the unvaccinated and made light of the ongoing pandemic. “I’m vaxxed, double vaxxed, boosted … and flu shot, and shingle shot, and haven’t gotten COVID and Jesus loves me most,” she stated.

    Following the line’s delivery, Heather collapsed to the floor and hit her head, remaining conscious after the initial impact. Audience members felt that the action was part of her act, although it soon became clear that an actual medical emergency had occurred.

    An EMT and a nurse were luckily present at the show and rushed onto the stage to administer first aid. The 911 call regarding the incident included mention of a potential seizure and an ambulance was sent to the Tempe Improv. McDonald turned down the ambulance and instead had her sister-in-law, who was present at the show, take her to a local hospital.

    She told the media outlet that she experienced a feeling of dizziness just prior to the collapse and that she had never felt that way during a show at any point in the past.

    Go read a bible and find some humility lady, before it’s too late.

  51. twostix Avatar
    twostix

    Right now Scommo is ringing up his great friends in the National Cabinet in a panic “You’ve all gotta help me, I’ve helped you for two years! Tell me what to do they’re going to roll me and protest me right before the election!”

    “Scottie, maaaaate, we’ll look after you, sure sure, give us their names and our local enforcement arms of our little council here will deal them…we’re all in this together aren’t we.”.

  52. Bushkid Avatar
    Bushkid

    l

    otocoti says:
    February 7, 2022 at 9:38 am
    The Canadians have done incredibly well, keeping their protest both visually appealing and on-point.
    That’s all over now.
    A Trump supporting fascist in a murder truck has tried to kill a law abiding Trudeauian.

    That “victim” should be playing soccer!! That’s laugh-out-loud fakery right there. I wonder how the MSM will play it, or if they’ll they have a flash of common sense for a change.

    These are the ratbags that all the protests need to watch out for.

  53. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Reading Gideon Haigh’s article (yes, I know) you can fail to be amazed at the cast of thousands involved off field. What do these people actually do all day? My own job fell squarely into the “shiny arse” sector many floors above the Yarra in Southbank yet I could always say what I was likely and was expected to deal with. I genuinely wonder.

  54. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “There are probably more. The exact moment the righteous, justified and entirely on-point anti-mandate protests began in this country they were hijacked by fringe dwellers riding on that movement’s coat tails, with predictable results.”

    That’s the problem…unlike the Canadian protests. The spokesman for the truckers in Canada is BJ Dichter. He’s already been on Gad Saad, Dave Rubin and Megan Murphy. He’s savvy, smart, understands politics and the MSM and crucially, he doesn’t have any time for fringe gunk. The Canadian MSM have tried, unsuccessfully, to smear Dichter and the truckers with the usual labels…..Nazi (Dichter is Jewish), far-right, racist (many truckers are Sikhs, Indians and Pakistani Muslims etc)…the smears are failing, the MSM in Canada is failing. Tis soooo sweeet. The Canadian protest is very, very well organised and the protesters are disciplined. Put it this way, we are yet to see in Ottawa a man getting up on a dais wearing military uniform reminiscent of Fidel Castro in Havana in 1961 and shouting “FUCK” and yelling about “pedos”.

    Having said that…..I’m rather impressed with Aussie Cossack. I think he’s got his head screwed on the right way.

  55. calli Avatar
    calli

    Go read a bible and find some humility lady, before it’s too late.

    Better than what happened to Herod when he pulled a similar stunt. Eeeeew!

  56. Dot Avatar

    Adam Bandt will demand that Anthony Albanese impose a blanket ban on all new coal, gas and oil projects until November’s COP27 summit in Egypt, with the Greens preparing to ransom Labor on key climate change legislation if they hold the balance of power.

    What a destructive little turd.

    Let me guess: also against nuclear power and building more dams for irrigation and hydroelectricity?

    Australia, the Jim Jones democracy!

    Voting ourselves out of existence and into extincting ourselves.

  57. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    So will Peter Dutton, a la Rudd in 2013, save the furniture?

  58. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Put it this way, we are yet to see in Ottawa a man getting up on a dais wearing military uniform reminiscent of Fidel Castro in Havana in 1961 and shouting “FUCK” and yelling about “pedos”.

    Er…please tell me this hasn’t happened here.

  59. Dot Avatar

    She told the media outlet that she experienced a feeling of dizziness just prior to the collapse and that she had never felt that way during a show at any point in the past.

    Yahweh didn’t strike her down.

    She got high on her own Jenkem.

  60. lotocoti Avatar
    lotocoti

    A theory which doesn’t implicate the Trilateral Commission, Masons or Sisters of Mercy.

  61. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    So will Peter Dutton, a la Rudd in 2013, save the furniture?

    His own seat will be gone if the present polling is any indicator.

  62. Dot Avatar

    1. Trilateral Commission is a cool name.
    2. Grandad was a stonecutter.
    3. The Sisters of Mercy totally rock.

  63. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    That “victim” should be playing soccer!! That’s laugh-out-loud fakery right there. I wonder how the MSM will play it, or if they’ll they have a flash of common sense for a change.

    The claim will be hugely beat up, but no mention will be made of a video of it existing.

  64. Bushkid Avatar
    Bushkid

    Roger says:
    February 7, 2022 at 10:46 am
    Put it this way, we are yet to see in Ottawa a man getting up on a dais wearing military uniform reminiscent of Fidel Castro in Havana in 1961 and shouting “FUCK” and yelling about “pedos”.
    Er…please tell me this hasn’t happened here.

    Yep, it has. Bosi.

  65. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Yep, it has. Bosi.

    Oh, dear.

  66. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    Yes, yes, I forgot the new OT. Will go up at midday.

    No hurry, Your Doverlordship. The best split mathematically (posts per thread) are OTs on Saturdays and Tuesdays.

  67. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    dot,

    I didn’t manage to get back to the dedicated thread. Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging!

    I’ll check in today. You said something abotu why didn’t the C of E become Orthodox. It’s a good question which I’ll answer over there.

  68. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    Presumably Morrison realises they are in trouble and thinks he can buy off the ABC.

    The ABC won’t fall for it. They know that anything Morro offers Labor (with Greens support) will surpass.

    But Morro does show why he and his lot need to go. They think like lefties.

  69. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    McDonald’s second joke of the show, which she headlined, poked fun at the unvaccinated and made light of the ongoing pandemic. “I’m vaxxed, double vaxxed, boosted … and flu shot, and shingle shot, and haven’t gotten COVID and Jesus loves me most,” she stated.

    Following the line’s delivery, Heather collapsed to the floor and hit her head, remaining conscious after the initial impact. Audience members felt that the action was part of her act, although it soon became clear that an actual medical emergency had occurred.

    OK atheists, tell me now that God doesn’t exist.

  70. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    So will Peter Dutton, a la Rudd in 2013, save the furniture?

    No. The furniture is all rotten, having been white-anted for decades.
    I was musing to myself that the $3.3B for the ABC was a near-perfect proof of Conquest’s 3rd Law.
    Which is what seems to happen after his 2nd Law has been running a while.

  71. incoherent rambler Avatar
    incoherent rambler

    save the furniture?

    The blue plastic outdoor stuff?
    Sorry, the dog has to chew something.

  72. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Re Langer, yes CA handled it miserably, but word is about that he was not just intense but a vindictive character who indulged in grudges against players. By the time of the Ashes there was an agreement that while a public front would be maintained, behind the scenes Langer and the players were to avoid each other as a modus vivendi. If that is the truth, then despite his performance, his position was untenable.

  73. incoherent rambler Avatar
    incoherent rambler

    So Dutton loses his seat. Good.
    What does it take to get Clot Moronson to lose his seat?
    Do we need to speak to the vote riggers?

  74. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    A theory which doesn’t implicate the Trilateral Commission, Masons or Sisters of Mercy.

    I suspect a bit of deep state help too, using software to search terabytes of JRE vids for that single spoken word. Sophisticated stuff. No, some Dem flunky didn’t carefully watch a thousand hours to pick the word out.

  75. incoherent rambler Avatar
    incoherent rambler

    aka
    Scott of the Clot.

  76. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    The ABC seems to have a large budget and wield a lot of influence upon the political caste despite having no audience, some weird insider parlour game seems to be going on with all that.

  77. Oh come on Avatar
    Oh come on

    Best case scenario is hung parliament with UAP MPs holding the balance of power in HoR and Senate.

    I’d settle for minority ALP govt with deadlocked Senate that’s generally unfriendly to ALP.

  78. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    OK atheists, tell me now that God doesn’t exist.

    Why hasn’t He struck down Biden, ScoMo, BoJo and Macron, to name but four? They’re all much more deserving of a sign from on high.

  79. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    Bob Carr, evil snake, shill for China…is blaming Dutton for the leak. Dutton denies it. I reckon Carr is doing China’s work to deliberately undermine Dutton.

  80. Fat Tony Avatar
    Fat Tony

    Oh come on says:
    February 7, 2022 at 11:11 am
    Best case scenario is hung parliament with UAP MPs holding the balance of power in HoR and Senate.

    I’d settle for minority ALP govt with deadlocked Senate that’s generally unfriendly to ALP.

    That won’t work out too well – LNP & ALP will vote together in the Senate for anything important to screwing us over.
    Anything unimportant will go along party lines, to give a semblance of proper government.

  81. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    DrB – Your sense of humour chip is on the blink today.

  82. calli Avatar
    calli

    He doesn’t usually strike people down.

    They’re more than capable of doing it to themselves.

    His usual MO is withdrawal of blessings.

  83. calli Avatar
    calli

    Yes, Bruce. I thought my reference to Herod’s Evil was a hint.

    She probably got brain worms, not the backside ones.

  84. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    His own seat will be gone if the present polling is any indicator.

    The WA Lieborals did their best to start with a clean sheet. It’s not easy.

  85. calli Avatar
    calli

    Biden, ScoMo, BoJo and Macron

    The MO I hinted at above might be clear in these guys. Health and mental acuity, authority, reputation, respect.

    In that order but some are overlaps.

  86. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Continuing my theme, based on my experience of office environments, the surest way to develop problems with morale and staff is to have people with excess spare time on their hands talking with each other.

  87. local oaf Avatar
    local oaf

    That won’t work out too well – LNP & ALP will vote together in the Senate for anything important to screwing us over.

    Yeah, the Libs will co-operate with Labor and try to look ethical while painting the minor parties as troublemakers who are de-stabilising the country.

  88. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    That “victim” should be playing soccer!!

    One of the comments under the video: “I didn’t know Neymar was in Canada”.

  89. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    During the attempted arrest, Mr Walker stabbed Constable Rolfe in the shoulder with a pair of scissors, and the officer allegedly fired three shots.

    This is the most egregious court case since Pell.

  90. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Calli – Yes, I thought of Herod. Also of the lefty atheist Bishop of Durham whose cathedral was struck by lightning just after he was gonged in the post. I don’t think he ever repented though.

  91. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Biden, ScoMo, BoJo and Macron”

    Bidet, Scumbag, Blojob and Micron

  92. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    ScoMo and the ALPBC shows why the Lieborals are currently a problem for the Liars too. Where do they go but hop into bed with the Green lunatics?

    Anybody who thinks politics is a contest of ideas (including me once) has no experience of Australian politics as it is practiced.

  93. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Davey Tom toon this morning sums up the cuck boris:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FK2xFDDWYA0uRCu?format=jpg&name=small

    The reason for this green shit is revealed by Tony Heller. Every skank who has opened their legs, especially his current missus, for this ugly bastard has been a green zealot. Boris has literally been fucked green.

  94. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Haha, trouble at mill.

    Former deputy PM refuses to give Barnaby Joyce full support (Sky News main page headline)

    Michael McCormack has hinted that Barnaby Joyce should resign with the Deputy Prime Minister under pressure for leaked text messages calling Scott Morrison a “hypocrite and a liar”.

    Faceless man wants headless party.

  95. Miltonf Avatar
    Miltonf

    Johnson was always an arty farty spoilt establishment ninnie

  96. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    lotocotisays:
    February 7, 2022 at 9:38 am
    The Canadians have done incredibly well, keeping their protest both visually appealing and on-point.

    That’s all over now.
    A Trump supporting fascist in a murder truck has tried to kill a law abiding Trudeauian.

    Looks like theatre. Like Ernie Dingo in Bran Nue Day, going under the Kombi.

  97. lotocoti Avatar
    lotocoti

    No, some Dem flunky didn’t carefully watch a thousand hours to pick the word out.

    You forget: They are legion.
    Rummaging further, a black supremacist builds a castle on a swamp.
    For those who’ve ever wondered what happened to Little Green Footballs,
    now you know.

  98. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    This is the most egregious court case since Pell.

    It’s up there. Given some interlocutory matters have already been up to the High Court people have their eyes on it and realise what’s at stake.

  99. incoherent rambler Avatar
    incoherent rambler

    Former deputy PM refuses to give Barnaby Joyce full support

    Not so bad.

    When they say “XXXX has my full support!” you know they are a gonor.

  100. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Dr Faustussays:
    February 7, 2022 at 10:21 am
    The ‘quality journalism’ an extra $3 billion gets you more of:

    I suspect that this is actually the next triennial funding amount. If so, it is a small (undeserved) increase, not an extra $3.3 billion on top of what they were going to get anyway (a $3.3 billion reduction would have been better).

  101. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    So will Peter Dutton, a la Rudd in 2013, save the furniture?

    Probably not.

    In 2019 Dutton managed to increase his hold on Dickson by 3% – taking the seat from Marginal to Still Marginal. He got there by hard work and solid preference flows from PHON, UAP, and one of the indies.

    Dickson is a sprawling, outer-suburban, battlers electorate and Dutton is going to have to put in a bunch of personal effort to hold his seat. Labor’s Ali France (a local who has stood, fairly successfully, for the past two elections) and the Greens (some punchable no name, naturally an “environmental scientist” and disability advocate) are currently campaigning vigorously – and there is no certainty where the minor preferences will flow.

    I suspect that taking over the leadership and campaigning nationally would finish him off.

  102. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    The MO I hinted at above might be clear in these guys. Health and mental acuity, authority, reputation, respect.

    I agree with you about the MO of God. Otherwise known in some quarters as the ineffable law of Karma.

    Whatever you call it, it undoubtedly works. Choosing a life dedicated to attaining power has consequences, rather horrible ones.

  103. twostix Avatar
    twostix

    As with everything here, the Canadian Convoy erupted out of the “whacko” “fringe” protests that have been going on over there for 12 months. You just didn’t hear about their equivalent of “Bosi” because their videos don’t make it here, but they definitely do over there.

    The November protests “started” the same here. They were the protests that were going on every other week since this time last year, they got better and better at organising them, and in November when the moment was right, we all just turned up at their protests. The People’s Revolution, RDA, Reclaim the Line, etc were organising these protests for months beforehand, were there every other week already, and always were courting, and supporting the “fanatics” and “crazies”. Reclaim the Line brought a moderating effect to them which was good. The People’s Revolution are the mouthy ones who are in Canberra at the moment. I left one protest in August because of some cringe stuff, also in December. But I also knew, and they know full well too, that without those people there was no protest. You must have a fanatical core who turn up before other people will. It’s the “one customer in a cafe attracts others” gambit. The untold part of that trick is to make that lonely customer not feel like he’s being used by giving him free coffee, but also not let him know you’re relying on him to fill the place lest he get uppity.

    Bosi has been at these things ranting and raving since last year, it’s really not that big of a deal optically because as demonstrated, it didn’t stop us all turning up in November when we did when the moment was right.

    But it is more of a big deal politically, in that an ex-security forces guy, standing outside parliament, attempting get everyone all het up is starting to smell a lot like what people were saying went on in the US on Jan 6.

    So under no circumstances enter parliament on the say so of an “ex” guy in a uniform! LOL.

  104. Oh come on Avatar
    Oh come on

    That won’t work out too well – LNP & ALP will vote together in the Senate for anything important to screwing us over.

    They’ll do that anyway. Honestly, is an ALP govt with a tricky Senate going to be so much worse than this clown show? The coalition is no longer the lesser of two evils, don’t see why this isn’t crystal clear by now.

  105. Oh come on Avatar
    Oh come on

    I wasn’t around when Bosi apparently fell from grace. What happened?

  106. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    I suspect that this is actually the next triennial funding amount.

    BJ: You are quite correct.

  107. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    Dr Faustussays:
    February 7, 2022 at 11:55 am
    I suspect that this is actually the next triennial funding amount.

    BJ: You are quite correct.

    $3bill is around $500 per household. I object.

  108. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    Michael McCormack has hinted that Barnaby Joyce should resign with the Deputy Prime Minister under pressure for leaked text messages calling Scott Morrison a “hypocrite and a liar”.

    Not exactly a government secret but.

  109. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Whatever you call it, it undoubtedly works. Choosing a life dedicated to attaining power has consequences, rather horrible ones.

    And as is well known, Jesus was offered that choice and very sensibly rejected it. Setting a good example which the frightful four and many others failed to follow.

  110. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zachary Rolfe trial: police constable loses last-ditch attempt to strike off one charge

    Amos Aikman
    NORTHERN CORRESPONDENT
    @amosaikman
    14 minutes ago February 7, 2022

    Zachary Rolfe will finally get a chance to clear his name, and the family, friends and supporters of his alleged victim, Kumanjayi Walker, get a shot at justice when the young policeman’s much ­anticipated murder trial begins on Monday.

    Constable Rolfe stands ­accused of shooting Walker three times after the latter stabbed him with scissors during a botched ­arrest attempt in the troubled Northern Territory outback community of Yuendumu in 2019.

    Crown prosecutors say the first of those shots was justified, but the second and third, which began 2.6 seconds after the first, constitute murder. Constable Rolfe is also facing alternative charges of manslaughter and engaging in a violent act causing death.

    Constable Rolfe arrived at court on Monday saying it was good the big day was “finally here” as he walked in surrounded by a dozen supporters. “It’s good that it’s finally here,” he said. “It has taken a while, around two years, so it’s good to finally get it started.”

    Among Constable Rolfe’s supporters were his parents and the ex soldier turned aspiring politician Heston Russell.

    The community of Yuendumu is represented by Ned Jampijinpa Hargraves and Lindsay Japangardi Williams, both of whom declined to comment.

    Constable Rolfe’s lawyer David Edwardson QC said he was looking forward to getting on with the proceedings. The trial is expected to run at the NT Supreme Court for about three weeks.

    Justice Anthony Burns heard legal argument before empaneling a jury. Constable Rolfe lost a last-ditch attempt by his legal team to have one of the three charges against him struck off the indictment.

    The young policeman faces charges of murder, manslaughter and engaging in an act that causes death. His legal team wanted the last of those charges removed.

    Justice Anthony Burns said the defence’s application argued legislators who enacted that provision did not envisage it would be used against a serving police officer exercising police powers in the course of their duties.

    The provision was intended to deal with so-called “one punch” attacks and violence around licensed premises, the defence submission argued.

    But Justice Burns said he was not entitled to take comments from the responsible minister’s second reading speech into account as the wording of the final legislation as enacted was not unclear.

    He consequently refused the defence’s application. He did allow a separate application by Constable Rolfe’s lawyers to prevent text messages collected from his phone being used as evidence against him.

    Constable Rolfe’s lawyers say their client’s life and his partner were in danger, and Constable Rolfe had followed his training. The second and third shots were fired at close range after Walker had been wrestled to the floor.

    The case has been closely watched by supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement and by members of the police force. Some officers were angered when the policeman was charged within days of the 2019 incident and before a police investigation was complete.

  111. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    From Substack via Powerline. This is a superb analysis of Rogan and Spotify and the attempts to silence him…..they’re doing to Rogan what they did to Alex Jones. Just watch, he’ll be gone from Spotify soon…but maybe, maybe that’s not a bad thing. He needs his own streaming service or join up with Rumble.

    “The Revolution has come for Joe Rogan

    There is no forgiveness because they seek destruction, not restoration.
    Techno Fog

    The Taliban took back Afghanistan in the late summer of 2021, shortly after the Americans withdrew, tired and weary and broke after nearly 20 years of fighting. They seized control of the country in the broad and particular sense: setting up command in the presidential palace in Kabul and targeting the individuals who criticized the new government. By December 2021, regular Afghans and the members of the Afghan press who had expressed critical views of their new rulers had “been subjected to months of intimidation and fear.”

    The Biden Administration has adopted these same tactics, calling for their critics to be silenced by the Administration’s corporate and media allies. After 20 years of trying to export Western values to Afghanistan, they ended up importing Taliban-style repression to the United States. And it only cost us trillions of dollars and thousands of lives.

    Now, the Regime and its comrades target Joe Rogan, an inquisitive comedian with a podcast. He is accused of spreading “misinformation” by those that illegally spy on their citizens and lies without remorse. In reality, this isn’t about misinformation. It’s that Rogan’s crimes are those of words and thought. They prosecute on behalf of the god they have created, searching to eradicate those guilty of the sin of blasphemy. The Taliban would be proud.

    We can be certain that the Regime is not concerned with the truth. Have you seen them struggle to explain the “evidence” that Russia was planning a false-flag in Ukraine to justify an invasion?

    Or, consider how the COVID-19 misinformation originated from the U.S. government and its bureaucratic arms. In early 2020, Anthony Fauci and Francis Collins were both presented with arguments that SARS-CoV-2 was engineered. Instead of investigating this issue, they saw to it that this theory was killed off. Despite – or perhaps because of – these lies, Fauci and Collins remain dear sons of the Regime. Reminders that “All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.” (The Christians of the Left – such as David French – even go so far as to say that you have a “spiritual problem” if you don’t trust Fauci and Collins. Both the left and the right make their idols.)

    They killed the truth before. Who is to say they’re not trying to do that with Rogan?

    Those are the easy observations.

    Then we get to the deeper and more consequential truths that are manipulated and deformed and remade for political purposes. Patterns emerge – and maybe they’re repeating. The institution of marriage, and the definition of marriage, is subjected to social – meaning political – evolution. Mothers are redefined as “birthing people.” Words are even disappeared by the U.S. government for threat that they are stigmatizing, dare someone have a negative opinion of an ex-convict or prisoner.

    To put it more bluntly, the people who believe men can give birth are now in charge of what is true. The only authority they have is political power. Such power isn’t necessarily definitive, but it gives them the strength to set definitions and enforce the rules, to declare guilt and issue punishment. Conflicts of interest be damned. Power over language is power over the people: “the primary purpose of language – which is to describe reality – is replaced by the rival purpose of asserting power over it.”

    In their eyes, this public lynching is justified because these are revolutionary times and removing Rogan is a revolutionary act. There is no forgiveness because they seek destruction, not restoration.

    There is some limitation to their enforcement power, those means by which they achieve their ends, necessitating the Biden Administration in July 2021 to order social media companies to ban those who disagree with the official line of thinking. The U.S. government went so far as to flag the objectionable content itself, helping corporate America snuff out inconvenient voices. Supposedly devout Christian Francis Collins has been silent on the government’s campaign to punish dissent, having been part of the cover-up. As Collins uses his faith to promote COVID-19 vaccines, perhaps he needs a reminder that Christianity does not give the civil government jurisdiction over your thoughts or words. Or a refresher of the evils of abortion.

    Anyway, the censorship encouraged by the Biden Administration was effective – to an extent.

    Alex Berenson was banned from Twitter in August 2021 for correctly labeling the COVID-19 vaccines as “therapeutics.” Dr. Robert Malone, “who has been credited with inventing the mRNA technology used in the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 immunizations,” was also been banned from Twitter. These suspensions came after Fauci and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and other members of the Biden Administration called for stronger measures to stop the spread of misinformation.

    Yet Joe Rogan thrived, in large part because he provided an alternative platform to the voices that were being suppressed. The public yearned for this information and it was delivered through his podcast. It’s reported that Rogan has an estimated 11 million listeners per episode. It’s also estimated that his interviews with Dr. Malone and Dr. Peter McCullough brought in millions more.

    In response, the Biden White House demanded Spotify do more to censor the discussions of Rogan and his guests. At the same time, the liberal mob – encouraged by their leadership – aimed at Rogan, hurling disgusting and false allegations of “racism.” CNN, eager to shift the focus off the network’s own problems, is asking Spotify to give Rogan the proverbial death sentence:

    CNN’s @brianstelter & Jim @Acosta strongly suggest Spotify should remove Joe Rogan from their platform; also note his “profanity-laced apology”

    “It seems untenable to have that kind of video surface, and that kind of compilation surface, and keep one’s job”

    This is the same network that lied about Rogan’s use of Ivermectin, calling it “horse dewormer.” It is the same network that ran an altered video of Rogan, making him seem sicker with COVID-19 than he really was.

    No surprise that it’s CNN’s Brian Stelter leading the way against Rogan. How do I describe Stelter? (For starters, I do so with pleasure.) He is a humorless fat man. A dedicated media believer pretending to be a media reporter. He is as dumb as he sounds and as arrogant as he looks. He oozes the sadism of a hall monitor and the false confidence of an impostor. He is Kim Jong-un without the hair or the country or the charisma.

    Prior to Rogan, Stelter’s favorite targets were enemies of the Regime: Tucker Carlson and Fox News. For being a “media reporter,” he typically has a curious focus to target one journalist and one network. CNN tolerates this well enough, excusing Stelter’s poor ratings because he attacks the network’s adversaries and defends the network without question.

    Put Stelter on the offense against critics and he’ll call a Jihad against “right wing” media from his CNN studio. He’s the zealot that will behead you for drawing a cartoon of the wrong left-wing figure (whether it’s Joe Biden or Don Lemon) – and then blame you for inciting violence on “Reliable Sources” the next day. He will demand the unvaccinated be treated as second-class citizens, relegated to the margins of society until they comply with his favored health policies, just as he continues on his own adventure of finding out what comes after “morbid obesity.”

    And in the presence of his preferred State power, masochist Stelter emerges to flatter and grovel. When he had the chance to interview Biden’s press secretary, he lobbed the softball of his dreams: “What does the press get wrong when covering Biden’s agenda?”

    But back to Rogan.

    One could say that Rogan is under attack for speaking truth to power. But that’s not quite true. As Christopher Hitchens observed, that cliché is looking in the wrong direction because power already knows the truth. More importantly, Rogan – and his guests – speak truth to the powerless. That’s what they’re scared of. And that’s why we see these campaigns against Tucker and Rogan and anyone else who dare tell dangerous truths.

    To put it another way, President Biden and his corporate allies, and their mob of supporters, seek to obliterate the relationship between the writer and the reader, the speaker and the listener.

    Thus, this is about more than Joe Rogan. It is about you and it is about me. It is about gatekeeping and limiting what we can watch and read and hear. And they achieve that end through the destruction of Rogan the individual.2

    One thing is for sure, we live in frightening times.

  112. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    I wasn’t around when Bosi apparently fell from grace. What happened?

    Drank the Kool-Aid the groupies gave him.

    Seriously though. I’m wondering was it only recent tipping point or a long kept secret by his supporters. And if it played a part in the demise of AC.

  113. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    That won’t work out too well – LNP & ALP will vote together in the Senate for anything important to screwing us over.

    The term UniParty is based on experience of reality.

  114. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Bruce of Newcastlesays:
    February 7, 2022 at 11:33 am
    Calli – Yes, I thought of Herod. Also of the lefty atheist Bishop of Durham whose cathedral was struck by lightning just after he was gonged in the post. I don’t think he ever repented though.

    It was better than that. York Minster was struck by lightning seven days before, but close to the planned time, of the ceremony.

  115. twostix Avatar
    twostix

    Oh Come on, imagine the catallaxyfiles open forum…after 9pm.

    Put a uniform on it, give it a microphone and send it to a protest.

    LOL

  116. Fat Tony Avatar
    Fat Tony

    New Open Thread now peeples

  117. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Calli, much the same everywhere else. I reckon the lockdowns, all the ridiculous arbitrary rules, the sit down money, the constant fear mongering etc have combined to instill a sense of malaise in much of the population.

    The Social Contract has been broken, you fucking destroy my life and in return, if I work at all it will be very slowly.

    Australian Governments just got themselves peak USSR levels of individual productivity. ie. as close to zero as possible.

  118. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Knuckle Draggersays:

    February 7, 2022 at 8:16 am

    Also:

    Tiny robots in the vaccines that lodge in your brain so you can be tracked by the inscrutable dry cleaners. Look at the patent. Hiding in plain sight.

    Can’t believe I forgot that one.

    Robots?
    Or tiny metal particles in the vaccine.
    A metal which manages to replicate in the body to levels where it is detectable by airport x-ray machines so they could detect the vaxxed and exclude the unvaxxed.
    Yes.
    Because if I invented a process by which metals could replicate and multiply, that is exactly what I would use it for.

  119. Pedro the Loafer Avatar
    Pedro the Loafer

    “Langer is mean, spiteful, vengeful, shouts a lot and makes us work hard” – sez hair gelled beautifully dressed cricketers.

    Just like an Army drill sergeant.

  120. Brislurker Avatar
    Brislurker

    twostixsays:
    February 7, 2022 at 11:48 am

    I also believe that people didn’t realise how many others thought the same as the protesters. All of a sudden it became clear that if you didn’t go along with the govt. you weren’t on your own, which enabled many the freedom to join the big protest marches. They just go bigger each time. Just look at how the Canadians are responding to the convey as it has moved along.

    Which brings me to the question is Mater ok, or have I just been missing on seeing his posts?

  121. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    No surprise that it’s CNN’s Brian Stelter leading the way against Rogan. How do I describe Stelter? (For starters, I do so with pleasure.) He is a humorless fat man. A dedicated media believer pretending to be a media reporter. He is as dumb as he sounds and as arrogant as he looks. He oozes the sadism of a hall monitor and the false confidence of an impostor. He is Kim Jong-un without the hair or the country or the charisma.

    Prior to Rogan, Stelter’s favorite targets were enemies of the Regime: Tucker Carlson and Fox News. For being a “media reporter,” he typically has a curious focus to target one journalist and one network. CNN tolerates this well enough, excusing Stelter’s poor ratings because he attacks the network’s adversaries and defends the network without question.

    Put Stelter on the offense against critics and he’ll call a Jihad against “right wing” media from his CNN studio. He’s the zealot that will behead you for drawing a cartoon of the wrong left-wing figure (whether it’s Joe Biden or Don Lemon) – and then blame you for inciting violence on “Reliable Sources” the next day. He will demand the unvaccinated be treated as second-class citizens, relegated to the margins of society until they comply with his favored health policies, just as he continues on his own adventure of finding out what comes after “morbid obesity.”

    And in the presence of his preferred State power, masochist Stelter emerges to flatter and grovel. When he had the chance to interview Biden’s press secretary, he lobbed the softball of his dreams: “What does the press get wrong when covering Biden’s agenda?”

    Excellent summary which should be sent to Gutfeld.

  122. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    If that is the truth, then despite his performance, his position was untenable.

    Very true Roger, but the key phrase is “If that is the truth”. I’d very much reserve my judgment on unattributed whiteanting of Langer when there are clear motives in some quarters for sliming him. Autobiographies of other players of his era tend to portray him as a very fine person, more so than the formalities of “great bloke, great mate” would require.

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